7eggert

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7eggert wrote:
Gerry1of1 I heard Chinese see the four as a bad sign since it sounds like death. I guess you have offended billions of people!
7eggert wrote:
johncourage Market, when free from regulation, means big business will crush you or keep you as a working poor, or you'll exploit yourself with no or little social security. It's bad enough as is here, and it's worse in the US.

Braking Bad outside the US would be like "Your cancer therapy starts next month".
7eggert wrote:
aegis1294 That's because you learned how one thing adds to the next. We spent years on learning how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, deal with fractions, vectors, finally complex numbers. Each was a tiny step.

And yet I watched my classmates struggle with each step.
7eggert wrote:
johncourage Actually it's not just cutting hair, but treatment. Before it was regulated, people would use poisonous and hazardous substances.

(Also you're living in an Amish village, paying taxes is part of being in a society.)
7eggert wrote:
Gerry1of1 Knowing the comics, it's exactly something I'd avoid. DP frequently gets himself cloned and spliced into others - they die horribly.

OTOH in a story arc, his organs get harvested. IDK what happens to the people receiving his organs.
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monkwarrior It's from the movie "Snatch".
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lockner01 Maybe when you start to use roundup to intentionally turn infested-by-Monsanto to ripped-from-Monsanto.

Also when a company patents naturally occurring pig genes, patents doing tests for these genes and fines farmers for having these pigs. (A story I din't check nor remember 100 %)
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johncourage One's liberty must end where other people's life, liberty and happiness starts.

If you cut your friend's hair for some pocket money, you shall, but if you do it professionally, you need to adhere to certain standards, because if you neglect that, you endanger them.
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aegis1294 If you're thinking your current way of thinking is the ultimate truth, you're probably wrong.

I had to change my way of thinking when I learned about negative numbers, fractions, real numbers, imaginary numbers … everything makes sense. But try teaching imaginary numbers in first class, and you won't succeed, it will make no sense.
7eggert wrote:
Gerry1of1 They'd be asking him to stand on a "we love Jews" ceremony with his hand on his heart before swinging his paintbrush.
7eggert wrote:
monkwarrior Yes, you can make tea or cookies.

I'm not interested in highs, but using the whole plant is known to be more effective.
7eggert wrote:
LordJim "Jesus has a very special love for you. As for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see, listen and do not hear."
— Mother Teresa to the Rev. Michael Van Der Peet, September 1979

Not the words of an atheist
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LordJim "A  child is born and  gradually becomes aware that is  different,  he has no empathy and is incapable of love but he consciously and cynically decides that being perceived as " good " is his best interests. "

At that point, "At school he is popular " is virtually impossible.

But back to the question: As these deeds were done out of self interest, they are not morally good. Neither were they bad. (That's according to Immanuel Kant as well as Isa ibn Maryam.) His good deeds are not described above, nor are his sins.
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bearbear01 Yes. I know people having smoked their one pipe before the weekend. You wouldn't guess they did. That's like drinking a glass of wine.

Both should be regulated according to the intrinsic danger (as opposed to fear nor carelessness of people who don't know sh*t).

(Maybe I just relied twice to the same posting, but I can't tell.)
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monkwarrior As much judging as the friends of Hiob did.
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semichisam01 I'd rather ask: Is he now happier than he was before. I don't know either of the answers.
7eggert wrote:
bearbear01 Noah is a metaphoric part of the bible, but a great reduction of mankind did happen about 74 000 years ago.

If it happens to be true, maybe the exodus is: Maybe Pharaoh Amose expelled the Canaanites, instead of Mose leading them away, after the Santorini volcano erupted and caused several plagues, which in turn caused the government of the Hyksos to collapse and the locals to regain government in Egypt. Maybe both were sent off as one, not looking at the differences.
7eggert wrote:
Gerry1of1 No, politics and employment needs to be separate (within reasons). That's the unalienable right of every citizen in a democracy.

I would not fire Hitler for his political views from his job as a painter - as long as he keeps his mouth shut while working and does not imply his views on me.
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aegis1294 If you can't recognize Gaussian geometry and Riemann mannyfolds, you didn't start to read Einstein. Incidentally, those Wikipedia tabs are opened here for me to eventually read.

The gnosis link does not seem to be reachable. But to answer your question: I'm still starting to explore what to read.

I learned yet that gnosis isn't one teaching, it is many. Some thoughts are interesting, and some thoughts must seem wrong if you don't grasp the reasoning behind them. E.g. not God creating the world, but an imperfect copy, can only be explained by looking at the concept of "I", or "me", if you say that, you separate - according to them - "yourself" from "not yourself", separating a second and a third from the one. If you write that for Joe Normal, the mind will tilt, it will be heresy. If you see what they do, their reasoning may be just another and more detailed description - I didn't make up my mind.
7eggert wrote:
casaledana Even if it wasn't on purpose, it was perceived as such, as it fits into a common behavior (80 percent of drivers do that intentionally or being intentionally neglect).

You say using a weapon to defend yourself is OK - but you will use it if you PERCEIVE to be threatened, not when after sitting at your desk, you calmly thought about the situation. Perception may be off - only by chance it will not be off for yourself, at least not in the wrong moment.

The driver was unhurt, too, so the attack was OK, according to your reasoning … no it wasn't either.

TL;DR: Traffic should not be a battlefield. This goes both ways, and avoiding that by behaving as good as you can is lessening the risk to be the trigger for unkind behavior. Some people need reasons to behave well - this is one. Also: Nobody is a saint. Not even saints.
7eggert wrote:
normalfreak2 Voting from home is a problem because votes should be free and secret. If you vote normally, you can vote for whatever you want, then lie that you voted for whoever you are supposed to vote for. (In Germany, you aren't allowed to whatsapp your vote, or else it will be destroyed and a new sheet will be handed to you).

At home, you can be forced to show your vote to your landlord, unless you want to be thrown out, to post it to your employer … whatever you can think of and more.
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buttersrules Democracy needs people to care for whom they elect - or to vote "invalid" if it must be.
Not because of yourself, but you're voting the government of other people, too, and non-votes are distributed to whoever-you-don't-want-to-be-in-power.

OTOH, I don't want people to be fined for not voting.
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johncourage "If you complain" …
maybe you hate not gay people, but Life, Liberty and the the pursuit of Happiness.
7eggert wrote:
bearbear01 Yes, sometimes the oak is part of an ark. But there was noah way to include that without writing to much.-)
7eggert wrote:
mrteatime I particularly liked The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, and Stranger In A Strange Land.