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We create them, We watch them, We cheer them on..
People die. Some of them were important before their death, none afterwards.
What they do. Which is why they are not important when they are dead.
Quote from: Zer0 on 11/11/2021 13:27:22We create them, We watch them, We cheer them on..Who we?
If i Believe or Think or Know, something is not Right or Correct...Then if i still do not Object to it or go against it or raise my voice or concerns, does that not mean that i support it in a way?
Will not my Silence be taken & understood as my acceptance of it.
Quote from: alancalverd on 12/11/2021 00:32:54What they do. Which is why they are not important when they are dead.What kind of actions make them important?
Importance is determined by the beneficiary of the action. Inventing the steam engine and antibiotics seem to be generally accepted as important actions from whci subsequent genrations have benefitted long after the demise of the inventors.
Quote from: alancalverd on 10/11/2021 16:01:09My flag will bear the simple motto "All disaster movies begin with someone ignoring a scientist".And it's you ignoring us.https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=83465.msg659019#msg659019
My flag will bear the simple motto "All disaster movies begin with someone ignoring a scientist".
Whose benefit would make it important?
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 12/11/2021 13:08:00Whose benefit would make it important?The beneficiary, obviously. If I gave you £1,000,000, you might think that an important action, but it would be of no consequence to any of our other correspondents. You might not consider a £1 donation important, but if you were a starving beggar, it might save your life and be regarded as very important.
Importance is not a conserved or transferable quantity. It only applies to an individual transaction.
As I said, some actions have repetitive importance, but importance is not a conserved quantity..
If my grandparents had left £1,000,000 to my parents, who then blew it all on slow horses, their action would have been important to my parents but not to me. If they had instead backed Tesco's supermarket, the story might have been different.
As I said, some actions have repetitive importance, but importance is not a conserved quantity.. If my grandparents had left £1,000,000 to my parents, who then blew it all on slow horses, their action would have been important to my parents but not to me. If they had instead backed Tesco's supermarket, the story might have been different.
On Wednesday evening, Republican representative Mike Turner went on Tucker Carlson's Fox news program and the segment quickly evolved into a shouting match between Tucker and Turner. And the reason for that is because Tucker Carlson doesn't quite understand how US foreign policy works. And he was confused as to why the United States would want to be allies with a country like Ukraine when we could be allies with a country like Russia. And representative Turner had to explain to him why that's not exactly what we're doing. Take a look at the clip. Absolutely amazing how Turner destroys Tucker Carlson here. Here it is.It is, make certain that we give them what they need. Give them intelligence, give them lethal weapons, give them assistance, give them guidance.But, but, but, why, why would we.Because it's important.Why would we take Ukraine, but hold on, why would we take Ukraine's side and not Russia's side? A sincere question? If you're looking from an American perspective? No, but why? I mean, who's got the energy reserves. Who's, who's the major player in world affairs? Who's the potential counterbalance against China, which is the actual threat? Why would we take Ukraine's side? Why wouldn't we have Russia's side? I don't, I'm totally confused.Well, clearly. Maybe if you get out a map and you looked to see where the black sea is and Bulgaria and Romania, Romania, where we have our missile defense system, Greece and Turkey, the entrance to the black sea. And then from there, you look at what the conflicts have already been in Russia's areas there. Ukraine is a Democracy, uh, Russia's an authoritarian regime that is seeking to impose its will upon a validly elected Democracy in Ukraine. And we're on the side of Democracy. That's why people were chasing those planes in Afghanistan and wouldn't be chasing Russian ones. We're for Democracy. We're for Liberty. We're not for the authoritarian regimes coming in and changing borders by tanks. Russia isn't showing up on the border with ballot boxes. They're showing up on the border with tanks. And that's why we need to make certain we're on the side of Democracy and give the aid that's necessary. So we don't have another Obama sending blankets to a country that's being invaded.Yeah. I, I mean, I, I'm guessing for Democracy in other countries, I guess. But I'm really for America. And I.What's really interesting to me about the clip other than the way that Turner shut down Tucker and basically got him to sheepishly admit like, well, I mean, I guess I like Democracies in other countries, ah, I don't know. They both in their own ways really did a good job of explaining what US foreign policy is. And I don't think either of the meant to do it. That's what's so funny to me. Because Tucker Carlson's over here saying, well, why aren't we friends with Russia? Why are they our close allies? Because they have all the energy reserves. They've got that sweet, sweet, crude oil that we want to get our hands on. So they should be our best friends, which really is basically half of US foreign policy. We'll be your friends. We'll support you in any way we can, if you have oil, you know, that explains the United States relationship with Saudi Arabia.One of the worst human rights abusers on the planet, that regime is, but we're totally selling them all kinds of wonderful weapons of war.
So...what are Politicians taught?