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  • Bonhoeffer's Theory of Stupidity

    12/05/2022 7:53:19 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 15, 2021 | Sprouts
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer argued that stupid people are more dangerous than evil ones. This is because while we can protest against or fight evil people, against stupid ones we are defenseless — reasons fall on dead ears. Bonhoeffer's famous text, which we slightly edited for this video, serves any free society as a warning of what can happen when certain people gain too much power.CHAPTERS0:00 The Darkest Chapter0:55 Letters from prison4:29 About Bonhoeffer5:19 Our Patrons5:28 Subscribe and supportScript based on the work of Dietrich BonhoefferEditor: Jonas KoblinArtist: Pascal GaggelliVoice: Matt AbbottColoring: NalinEditing: Peera LertsukittipongsaProduction: Selina BadorProduction Assistant: BiankaProofreading: SusanBonhoeffer's Theory of...
  • The Five Laws Of Stupidity

    11/28/2022 7:52:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    "Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake." Carlo Cipolla In the 1970s, an economic historian called Carlo Cipolla wrote a provocative article titled "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity". This week's episode is about his theory of the destructiveness of stupid behaviour and why it is so underestimated and misunderstood.
  • Mask mandate return? HHS report wants to ‘encourage or mandate’ masking to stop long COVID

    11/22/2022 5:03:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 71 replies
    Masking and social distancing should be encouraged or even mandated once more in public in order to protect people from COVID-19 and from the possibility of suffering from "Long COVID," according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. The report, commissioned by HHS and produced by research agency Coforma, calls for a broad range of government policies to help people who continue to deal with the lingering effects of COVID. Those policies include an awareness campaign, funding for long COVID support groups, financial support for students and workers, and new health benefits for COVID victims....
  • In the last stretch, Biden panders to voters’ stupidity

    11/03/2022 6:54:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/03/2022 | BERNARD GOLDBERG
    If the polls are any indication, it looks like the Democrats’ game plan for the midterm elections isn’t working. The plan, at its core, comes down to this: Count on the stupidity of American voters, hope they believe what Democrats are telling them and don’t believe their own lying eyes. On crime, in response to a question, President Biden says, “I think it’s [a] real important [issue] and I think we have a great record on it” — even as crime surges in major cities run by Democrats. In a recent New York gubernatorial debate, Lee Zeldin, the Republican challenger,...
  • Elon Musk Is Right, The Russia-Ukraine War Needs To End: The war will end in a negotiated settlement or it will escalate, possibly into nuclear war.

    10/18/2022 9:17:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/18/2022 | John Daniel Davidson
    Musk understands what many commentators don’t: The war will end in a negotiated settlement or it will escalate, possibly into nuclear war.As if to burnish his reputation as a super-villain in the eyes of the corporate press, Elon Musk this week floated an idea on Twitter for a possible resolution of the Russo-Ukrainian war. For his trouble, he was swiftly accused of being a pro-Putin stooge by guardians of the Official Narrative. His suggested peace plan was dismissed out of hand as “Russia-friendly” and, as The Washington Post’s Olivier Knox put it, “designed to lock in Russian territorial gains.”But Musk’s...
  • Dis-Chem sticks to moratorium on hiring of whites

    10/15/2022 2:57:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    News 24 ^ | 10/14/22 | Nick Wilson
    JSE-listed pharmaceutical retailer Dis-Chem has issued a moratorium on hiring white people to improve its employment equity profile. In a letter to senior management dated September 19, founder and CEO Ivan Saltzman announced the moratorium, which includes external appointments and internal promotions. "It’s the ratio between white and black that counts. So, when no suitable black candidate is found, and a white is appointed, we need several blacks just to maintain the status quo, never mind moving forward," said Saltzman.
  • I Finally Figured Out My Long Term Illness: Ilithiophobia

    10/06/2022 7:52:12 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 46 replies
    Ilithiophobia means: A strong and persistent intolerance of stupidity. Ilithiophobia is a neologism (recently constructed word) from the greek ilithios (stupidity) and the greek phobos (fear). Maybe it should be the name of a new political party.
  • Russian nuclear submarine armed with 'doomsday' weapon disappears from Arctic harbor: report

    10/04/2022 11:44:56 AM PDT · by EBH · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/3/22
    A top-of-the-line Russian nuclear-powered submarine has gone missing from its harbor in the Arctic along with its rumored "doomsday weapon," according to multiple reports. NATO has reportedly warned members that Russia's Belgorod submarine no longer appeared to be operating out of its White Sea base, where it has been active since July. Officials warned that Russia may plan to test Belgorod's "Poseidon" weapons system, a drone equipped with a nuclear bomb that Russia has claimed is capable of creating a "radioactive tsunami," according to Italian media. The drone can be deployed from the submarine at any time and detonated at...
  • Kamala: "We invested an additional $12 Billion into community banks because we know 'community' banks are in the community..."

    09/20/2022 12:57:06 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 69 replies
    B911 ^ | Sep 20, 2022
    VP HARRIS: "We invested an additional $12 Billion into community banks because we know community banks are in the community..."
  • Twitter "Flags" FreeRepublic as Unsafe, Steals Personal Information

    09/06/2022 6:30:34 AM PDT · by usconservative · 50 replies
    Self ^ | 9/6/2022 | USCon
    Warning: this link may be unsafe http://www.freerepublic.comThe link you are trying to access has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially spammy or unsafe, in accordance with Twitter’s URL Policy. This link could fall into any of the below categories: malicious links that could steal personal information or harm electronic devices spammy links that mislead people or disrupt their experience violent or misleading content that could lead to real-world harm certain categories of content that, if posted directly on Twitter, are a violation of the Twitter Rules Ignore this warning and continue
  • Why Democrats fear DeSantis more than Trump

    08/29/2022 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Oak007 · 159 replies
    The Mar-a-Lago raid and hiring of 87,000 new IRS agents created by the Orwellian-named Inflation Reduction Act are part of the same agenda. Democrats, having failed to attain their short-term goals, are arranging to keep their totalitarian agenda alive through Republican congresses and possibly a presidential administration. The widespread belief that the Biden regime wants to prevent Donald Trump from running for president in 2024 is mistaken. If Trump does not run, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will be our next president. Many people would vote for DeSantis who would not vote for Trump because of Democrats’ and their partners’ seven...
  • 25 Employees Injured After Walking Over Hot Coals in Team-Building Exercise

    06/16/2022 7:47:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 97 replies
    Complex ^ | June 15 2022 | Jose Martinez
    25 Employees Injured After Walking Over Hot Coals in Team-Building Exercise Jose Martinez BYJOSE MARTINEZ Jose is a contributing writer for Complex Media. @ZayMarty Jun 15, 2022 A team-building exercise in Switzerland did not work out as planned when 25 employees suffered burns after walking over a bed of coals that stretched several feet long, New York Post reports. At least 10 ambulances arrived at a private event on the Au peninsula on Lake Zurich Tuesday night to provide medical treatment, with 13 people transported to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. Police have begun an investigation into the incident...
  • Europe now cheats or suffers

    06/01/2022 10:11:40 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 14 replies
    The Saker ^ | Jorge Vilches
    ...There is a very important game-changing rub that short-sighted EU politicians haven´t yet fathomed, let alone sorted out. And it will hit them hard, head-on, blindsided without any protection whatsoever. Not even their favorite protection, i.e, political cover for an obvious self-inflicted harm that public opinion is now witnessing front & center. Because, as duly forewarned, there will be tons of very serious problems with the 65% of consumers using — and most negatively affected by — the new non-Russian seaborne oil blends which literally no one would be exempt from....
  • Fox News Pundits Demand Gun Confiscation, Call Republicans ‘Party of Egregious Mass Shootings and Un

    05/31/2022 10:33:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies ^ | May 30th 2022, 2:22 pm | Jamie White
    Fox News pundits Arthel Neville and Judy Miller used their supposedly right-wing platform to smear Republicans and demand gun control on Sunday. Borrowing from the Democrats’ talking points, Miller referred to Republicans as the “party of egregious mass shootings and uncontrolled guns” after calling for outright gun confiscation similar to Australia. “If New Zealand and Australia can do it after their mass shooting, why can’t we?” Miller asked. “I think it really depends on the Republicans now — they must stop being the party of egregious mass shootings and uncontrolled guns. That has to stop. It’s up to them. And...
  • We Are Now At War With Russia [Karl Denninger]

    04/28/2022 4:49:25 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 120 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | April 28, 2022 | Karl Denninger
    Good God, I hope everyone in Congress recognizes what this bill, which apparently has now passed and Biden will sign it (seeing as he asked for it directly), means.Let's recap. Per our Constitution the military is under civilian control. That is, the actions of the military, including weapons used by same or suitable for same, are under the control of Congress and The Executive.Congress must authorize anything that leads to expense, and such must come from The House. Again, this is basic Constitution stuff.Now Congress has explicitly authorized, and Biden will sign, this bill that specifically permits the transfer to...
  • Man Attempts To Carjack Fully Marked Police Car With Officers Inside

    03/22/2022 5:44:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | March 22, 2022 | Ashe Schow
    File this under “World’s Dumbest Criminals.” Two St. Louis, Missouri, police officers were in their fully marked police vehicle on Saturday when a man stepped into traffic, walked up to the passenger side of the vehicle, and pointed a handgun at the officers in an attempt to carjack the vehicle. The officers were responding to a call of shots fired when the incident happened, FOX 2 reported. A police summary of the incident that the “officers were able to maneuver out of harm’s way while the suspect simultaneously discovered he was attempting to carjack a fully marked police car. The...
  • UN Security Council must meet in Kyiv to help end Putin's war

    03/09/2022 4:41:07 PM PST · by FarCenter · 21 replies
    ... This is where we have arrived. Here we are. Article 28 (3) of the Charter of the United Nations stipulates: “The Security Council may hold meetings at such places other than the seat of the Organization as in its judgment will best facilitate its work.” What is its work? And what is, at this point, the most appropriate place? The Security Council's work is “to ensure prompt and effective action by the United Nations (…) for the maintenance of international peace and security.” More: it is for this purpose that all UN members “confer on the Security Council primary...
  • The Great Reset Moves Forward: Visa, Mastercard Suspend Operations in Russia

    03/05/2022 7:30:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | Mar. 5, 2022 | J.D. Rucker
    Credit card companies Visa and Mastercard announced today that they will be suspending operations in Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. This will have a strong impact on the Russian economy, though mostly affecting private citizens and businesses rather than the government. Here’s the press release from Visa: SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 5, 2022– Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced it is suspending its Russia operations. Effective immediately, Visa will work with its clients and partners within Russia to cease all Visa transactions over the coming days. Once complete, all transactions initiated with Visa cards issued in Russia will no longer work...
  • Migrants sew their mouths shut in quest for Mexico passage to U.S. border

    02/16/2022 9:12:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | February 16, 2022 | By Jose Torres
    TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) -A dozen undocumented migrants on Mexico's southern border sewed their mouths shut on Tuesday in a bid to convince the country's immigration authority to grant them passage toward the U.S. border. The migrants, mostly Central and South Americans, helped each other seal their lips using needles and plastic threads, leaving a small space to consume liquids and using alcohol to wipe away drops of blood from the stitches, Reuters images show. “The migrants are sewing their lips together as a sign of protest," said Irineo Mujica, an activist at the demonstration. "We hope that the National Migration...
  • Phasing out animal agriculture could potentially stabilize greenhouse gas levels for decades, according to new model

    02/01/2022 4:39:25 PM PST · by devane617 · 76 replies
    phys ^ | 02/01/2022
    The worldwide phase out of animal agriculture, combined with a global switch to a plant-based diet, would effectively halt the increase of atmospheric greenhouse gases for 30 years and give humanity more time to end its reliance on fossil fuels, according to a new study by scientists from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. "We wanted to answer a very simple question: What would be the impact of a global phase-out of animal agriculture on atmospheric greenhouse gases and their global-heating impact?" said Patrick Brown, a professor emeritus in the department of biochemistry at Stanford University. Brown co-authored...