LDSGator

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    LDSGator got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Covid retrospective   
    Oh, no worries. Anti vaxxers amaze me with their ignorance and inability to understand basic science, so we can both walk away amazed at one another.
    But yup, you got me. I have zero respect for their beliefs. I try to make it obvious so I’m glad you noticed. I do make sweeping generalizations about “them” because, once again, I don’t have great respect for them. I feel so strongly about it that if I could make the world listen to one Ted Talk, it would be how about much vaccines save lives. 
    I also save some great memes and jokes about them too.  “They” don’t respect my views either, so I feel no obligation in respecting theirs. Nor am I going to “lie” and tell you “I respect the people who have them.” Not really. I’m sure there are people you don’t respect either.  
     
    Guilty as charged.  Frankly I view it as a badge of honor and not an insult in the least to he viewed as “anti anti vax.” So thank you, and I mean that in all seriousness. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Covid retrospective   
    Oh, amen. Welfare is immoral when people I disagree with get it, but when my buddies get it it’s crucial for the survival of the country. 
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    LDSGator reacted to NeuroTypical in AI   
    After reading this thread and a few others like it, I think I'm sure what to believe.
    Every time someone interacts with ChatGPT, someone's copy of the BoM has the page containing D&C88:118 burst into flames.
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    LDSGator got a reaction from mordorbund in Covid retrospective   
    Nope. Waste of time for both parties. Not worth it. It was a stupid question on my part.  Don’t call us we’ll call you. Thanks anyway. 
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    LDSGator reacted to askandanswer in Worse than looking for a needle in a haystack   
    The short version: A radioactive capsule measuring 8mm by 6mm fell off the back of a truck somewhere on the 1,400 kilometer route from a mine to a major city. People are looking for it. If you come within one meter of it you'll receive radiation equivalent to about 17 chest x-rays. The package left the mine on January 11 but nobody realised it was missing until January 25.   
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-28/radioactive-capsule-search-perth-to-pilbara-/101902914
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    LDSGator reacted to askandanswer in Victories - Are Things Turning Around?   
    Los Angeles, yes. New York City, yes. San Francisco. maybe. Washington DC - let me get back to you on that one. My town? At least one.
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    LDSGator reacted to Vort in Covid retrospective   
    Tell you what, Gator. I will explain, carefully and in great detail, what I believe you don't understand and why I believe you don't understand it, using what you yourself have written in this conversation. Feel free to respond and point out any errors you might see.
    Then you explain, carefully and in great detail, what you believe I don't understand and why you believe I don't understand it, using what I myself have written in this conversation. I in turn will feel free to point out any errors I might see.
    That way, we will have carefully and in great detail communicated what we think and why we think it. At that point, we can compare notes, review what each of us has said, and then actually have an informed and factual discussion about this issue.
    Deal?
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Backroads in Covid retrospective   
    Ironically, his “Free to Choose” was life changing for me. if you want, I can give you a list of many, many conservative economic books that changed my life. 
     
    F2C and FA Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom” are my two favorites. You should also read “Why I’m not a conservative” by Hayek and anything by Von Mises. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Backroads in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    Oh, agree 100%. The original is a classic. 
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    LDSGator reacted to Vort in Covid retrospective   
    No. No one has a problem with profit-making. People have a problem with conflict of interest, with those who make money from a project also being the decision-makers for what is supposedly the public's best interest.
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    LDSGator reacted to Backroads in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    On a side note, rewatched this last night. Still a solid movie.
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Backroads in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    @The Folk Prophet some humor from our conversation yesterday. 

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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Covid retrospective   
    First off, you are more right than wrong. I’m not going to pretend to be sympathetic to anti vaxxers. Correct.  
     
    I don’t recall telling anyone to show compassion or don’t judge. If I did say that, fine. I don’t say it constantly though. I wish I did say it more. It’s fairly obvious that you think I’m saying that far more often because you have a preconceived notion that’s how I think, not how I actually think.
     
    Because anti vaxxers are so destructive with their views, you are right again. Same with pyramid schemes and mlm scams. All true. 
     
    My gloves are absolutely off when I encounter them. Yup. Again, no argument here. Yes. Judge them harshly, show them as much compassion as they show to strangers who have immune disorders or are elderly. 
     
    You are tying to accuse me of things that I’ll not only admit, but am very proud of. So far I agree with most of what you are saying. I’ll admit it to anyone. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Covid retrospective   
    Oh, no worries. Anti vaxxers amaze me with their ignorance and inability to understand basic science, so we can both walk away amazed at one another.
    But yup, you got me. I have zero respect for their beliefs. I try to make it obvious so I’m glad you noticed. I do make sweeping generalizations about “them” because, once again, I don’t have great respect for them. I feel so strongly about it that if I could make the world listen to one Ted Talk, it would be how about much vaccines save lives. 
    I also save some great memes and jokes about them too.  “They” don’t respect my views either, so I feel no obligation in respecting theirs. Nor am I going to “lie” and tell you “I respect the people who have them.” Not really. I’m sure there are people you don’t respect either.  
     
    Guilty as charged.  Frankly I view it as a badge of honor and not an insult in the least to he viewed as “anti anti vax.” So thank you, and I mean that in all seriousness. 
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    LDSGator reacted to Anddenex in Covid retrospective   
    Your sweeping generalization are always amazing to me when it comes to "anti-vaxxers." The majority of anti-vaxxers I know use the iron lung as an example to not trust "scientists" and medical practitioners who say they have a cure.
    In that light, your general sweep of the anti-vax crowd is incapable of understanding that seems to be a lie, which bring irony seeing that you call out "lies", or something a person will "make up" to continue in their erroneous belief. Something you seem to be doing here, making something up.
     
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Covid retrospective   
    No.
     
    It’s because there is no evidence “early deaths” are increasing at all. Much less coming from vaccines.
     
    But if anti vaxxers cared about evidence in the first place, they wouldn’t be anti vaxxers. So they’ll just make this up and believe it too. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from The Folk Prophet in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    @The Folk Prophet some humor from our conversation yesterday. 

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    LDSGator got a reaction from The Folk Prophet in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    I thought it was because of my cocaine habit. 😉
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    LDSGator got a reaction from askandanswer in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    You are being conservative. 
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    LDSGator reacted to askandanswer in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    Juse one reason among.......thousands of others.
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    LDSGator reacted to The Folk Prophet in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    I KNEW there was a reason I didn't like you!!
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    LDSGator got a reaction from The Folk Prophet in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    Ironically, my grandfather had a Ph.D in music from Columbia! 
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    LDSGator reacted to The Folk Prophet in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    I may not have been fully clear. Sometimes it's trying to convey a sense of something that one hasn't ever fully interpreted into concrete terms. I'm not anti-advanced degrees. I've just known some who have them that seem to have gotten nothing but a swollen head and inflexible thoughtless views from it. That has put a distaste in my mouth in the past.
    And you probably need to put my specific expertise into the mix to really understand my point of view. That is to say...music. I know my stuff when it comes to music. But my hands-on (and educated) experience, combined with my unique way of thinking, has led me to some unconventional viewpoints on the matter. And boy howdy, if you think the conflicts I've had on this forum have been something, you should see the debates I've had with music Ph.D. folk. Garr! Freaking closed-minded trained-monkeys! Not an original thought in their collective brains. They cannot see past their "education" to actually THINK!
    And, of course, they all treat me like I'm the idiot and I just don't understand. And their degrees gives them the weight of authority in the matter, so of course they aren't going to consider someone's view who doesn't have that advanced degree.
    Maybe I'm bitter.
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    LDSGator reacted to The Folk Prophet in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    I'm not dismissive. If I were hiring for certain jobs I'd demand it. I just have a strong "It depends" point of view on the matter. The degree, in and of itself, isn't fully persuasive.
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Backroads in Utah HB215. The one with the vouchers and scholarships.   
    My bad. 
     
    My point is that many people seem to be intimidated by higher education. So much so that our culture makes it clear that “just because someone is educated doesn’t mean they are smarter than anyone else.” “I’m from the school of hard knocks.” Or, my personal favorite,”I did my own research so I don’t need to listen to no one with one of them degrees.” 
     
    We get those messages all the time. In fact, we get them so much that the pendulum needs to swing back to “Sarah has a Ph.D in X. Maybe she does know more than me even if it’s an interest to me.”