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Interesting article. I sometimes use the term "representative government" meaning that decisions are not made arbitrarily, by one or a few at the top on the one hand or necessarily by the majority on the other. Even a jury (of one's peers) is supposed to be drawn from the general population and not the elite.

Unfortunately, human civilization does not seem to be exempt from the law of entropy. Rome lasted long but in the end, deteriorated from republic to oligarchy to feudalism.

Egypt and China endured for notably long periods in history as Oligarchies. With the recent rise of a wealthy handful of Plutocrats, we may be entering a period of Oligarchy with a sham Republic to do their bidding.
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supraTruth » 09 Jul 2020, 11:58 am » wrote: @Twitter @JoeBiden @SpeakerPelosi @HouseDemocrats @AmyMcGrathKY
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Thanks for that.

It's very encouraging that the well-being of marine mammals and other sea-life is being so carefully considered in the development of underwater turbines.  These turbines appear to have multiple advantages over tidal barrages, which are far more invasive in marine environments;  And more expensive, to boot.

The great advantage of power generation from wave and tidal over wind and solar is reliability.  

Without a "BlueWave2020"  we will never see anything even approaching a "GreenNewDeal" in 2021 to 2028 and beyond.  We have only taken the first baby steps toward replacement of combustion with renewables for energy.  In order to avoid the worst effects of pollution and Global Warming, we need to convert ASAP.
 
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Cannonpointer » 17 Jan 2021, 9:28 pm » wrote: All it would take is having the balls to debate me in THIS THREAD.
 
That's because most of the stuff you say is either double-talk, diversion, gibberish, semantic distortion or inane, sexualized insult.  Most of the time you don't make legitimate arguments. 

That's why people often don't respond to the posts of omh.   Under those conditions, actual debate is impossible.
 



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This is how we see our map in relation to voting:ImageHere is the problem with that map. It’s set up to show whole counties within each state. Not actual population, so it looks super RED.ImageSo here’s the final map that shows you where people actually are.ImageWhen you look at the top map, and you are a Republican you feel like clearly more people in the US share your views!   And if you are a Democrat, the top map makes it look like you are greatly outnumbered.  The bottom map, showing population, gives a much more accurate picture.  



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This is how we see our map in relation to voting:ImageHere is the problem with that map. It’s set up to show whole counties within each state. Not actual population, so it looks super RED.ImageSo here’s the final map that shows you where people actually are.ImageWhen you look at the top map, and you are a Republican you feel like clearly more people in the US share your views!   And if you are a Democrat, the top map makes it look like you are greatly outnumbered.  The bottom map, showing population, gives a much more accurate picture.  



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Coolguy10013 » 05 Dec 2020, 5:44 pm » wrote: People who are in cults believe that everyone around them is lying. Everyone around them is corrupt. Everyone around them is immoral and untrustworthy except for one man. Their cult leader. He's the only one speaking the truth and he has been hand-chosen by God to save them and to save all humanity.

That literally describes Donald Trump's supporters.

You could argue that it also describes most religions, but I've often said that a Religion is just what you call a cult once it's gotten big enough and powerful enough you need to be more careful about insulting it.
 
This defines what the "cult of personality" is.   Like small children, members of the cult have invested themselves in Trump as the world's ultimate authority.  Facts are beside the point.  Contradiction by experts in their fields means nothing ....  In their eyes, Trump knows better than any expert.

Millions in this cult are so detached from reality, they are ready to die for Trump if need be, by leaving themselves defenseless against COVID19.  In my estimation, this is not only a Cult of Personality but a mass psychosis, driven daily by Right Wing disinformation.

A large part of the problem is low levels of education and a resultant lack of critical thinking.  Republicans have been fighting for decades to make it harder for ordinary people to get higher education.

 



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Cannonpointer » 17 Dec 2020, 1:25 pm » wrote: That doesn;t prevent you from being a ****, ya retahd.

call you a ***, does that remove your massive unearned privilege, there, Dainty?
 
Heh heh.  Got caught in another lie and started tearing his pubic hairs out, one by one.  Now he has none.

Took ya long enough imbecile.  Did ya stay up all night figuring out your dimwit, moron answer?  Pitiful.
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Coolguy10013 » 03 Dec 2020, 8:00 pm » wrote: I'm looking at comments on NHB tonight and my God, it's unbelievable.

Trump surely is the master of the cult of personality and for the life of me I don't get it.

Nothing he says or does is based on any type of reality, but yet they are soaking it up like sponges.

I'm still waiting for all this "evidence" to pop up. It's been weeks. Where is it?
This defines what the "cult of personality" is.   Like small children, members of the cult have invested themselves in Trump as the world's ultimate authority.  Facts are beside the point.  Contradiction by experts in their fields means nothing ....  In their eyes, Trump knows better than any expert.

Millions in this cult are so detached from reality, they are ready to die for Trump if need be, by leaving themselves defenseless against COVID19.  In my estimation, this is not only a Cult of Personality but a mass psychosis, driven daily by Right Wing disinformation.

A large part of the problem is low levels of education and a resultant lack of critical thinking.  Republicans have been fighting for decades to make it harder for ordinary people to get higher education.


 



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Olivaw » 27 Oct 2020, 7:22 pm » wrote: The second to last square is hilarious. 

”we’re not sure whaaaaat but it’s very scaaaaary”.
I love the cartoons of Tom Tomorrow.  This is a particularly good one.  Each frame is a telltale joke, in itself,
 
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