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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-18-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,861
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Lessons Learned: The Creation of Terrorists (Robert Wright & Scott Atran)

So the Taliban doesn't give up bin Laden when it's merely the US demanding it, but when "the world" makes the demand -- minus the Islamic world one supposes -- that's quite different.

Really? The...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,848
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Lessons Learned: The War on Terror Turns Ten (Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & J.M. Berger)

Yeeahh. I read "Whatever Happened To..." and that chapter stuck with me for some reason.

You went to a crazy high school!
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,848
Posted By Undertoad
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,848
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Lessons Learned: The War on Terror Turns Ten (Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & J.M. Berger)

I don't like my neighbor's dog. He is ugly, mean, and barely trained. But when he's barking at something in my yard, I pay attention, because it may be useful information.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-21-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,838
Posted By Undertoad
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-21-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,838
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Do conservatives like Perry just because liberals hate him?

Palin is adored because of how deeply she's hated, and that she has played on this. I don't think she's made her various gaffes on purpose, but she's been purposefully coy about running for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-29-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Oh Lord

Yup, I think you've cracked the Trump code here.

Trump isn't psychologically affected by the appearance of the long form certificate. Unlike Taitz he had no emotional connection to the issue,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-28-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Oh Lord

Taitz on O'Donnell, not safe for lunch eaters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ3WNATtvek

"Wrongness" take on it: the more heavily invested you are in a belief or a cause, the more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-26-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: one of these things is not like the other

The TED talk is here.

http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong.html
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: one of these things is not like the other

More weak-ass bullying out of fear. And how weak? Beej, on the official Internet Tough Guys scale this rates *maybe* a 5.

I know, I know. Normally it's easy: when dealing with intellectuals, you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-26-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: one of these things is not like the other

I am frequently wrong... and must be punished

The things I have been wrong about in the past are so amazingly numerous and huge that I remain deeply humbled. Finding I was wrong was painful, but...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-26-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: one of these things is not like the other

It's really that both sides are invalid.

Truth doesn't take sides.

Both "sides" listen only to *their* trusted sources -- and this introduces error, because nobody has a monopoly on truth.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-26-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: one of these things is not like the other

The TED Talk was posted four days ago. This thread in "science" saturday was the biggest examples of the problem I have noticed, since then. I wanted to hold bh.tv to a high standard. Thanks for the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-25-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Re: one of these things is not like the other

Nobody watched my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1_QXkwBrt4

...so I have transcribed it. Kathryn Schulz, in part of a recent TED Talk, describes EVERYBODY IN THIS GODDAMN THREAD.


...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-23-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 24,256
Posted By Undertoad
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-29-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,203
Posted By Undertoad
Re: A View From Gaza (Robert Wright & Bassam Nasser)

So fantasy #1 demands complete integration, while fantasy #3 demands complete ethnic cleansing.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,285
Posted By Undertoad
Re: No!!!

In the last six months. Check it here, (http://icasualties.org/Iraq/IraqiDeaths.aspx) the correct number is 928.



You were looking to measure the success of the surge by the radicalization of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,285
Posted By Undertoad
Re: No!!!

A couple hundred, but the point is that the remaining 31,234,000 Iraqis are not so spitting mad that they're sniping US forces. They don't appear to be "radicalized". They have now voted for a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-08-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,285
Posted By Undertoad
Re: No!!!

Nikkibong, opinion requested on aisle 5.



Well, this has been one possible narrative all along, but in the last six months there have been ten (10) hostile US fatalities.

An average of less...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,285
Posted By Undertoad
Re: No!!!

You failed to note whether I was right or wrong.

Because it would appear the correct positions, post hoc, would be anti-war, pro-surge. But the funny thing is, I can't find anyone who held that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-07-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,285
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Yes!!!

That's why we're still discussing this same godforsaken topic after seven years - because children like you are still seeking some weird kind of vindication.

Being in favor of the war, or being...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-23-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By Undertoad
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

Althouse is very clearly saying that her problem was with the UW university speakers who were applying the old peace movement ideology just days after 9/11.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-23-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By Undertoad
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

Actually, he mis-characterized what Althouse said: he made her annoyed at the entire peace movement, and not just the vocal peace movement in the college town of Madison, WI.

So, it's not that he...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-25-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,167
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Malthus, Marx, Thoreau, Rushkoff...

Not only is everything terrible but secretly terrible, via codes that only Rushkoff can decipher. We are all sheeople, being tricked into living in a way that is horrible and we aren't aware of it. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 32,949
Posted By Undertoad
Re: Santa Ana Winds Edition

More despicable campaigns - via here (http://cellar.org/showthread.php?p=494232#post494232)

1876: Rutherford Hayes vs. Samuel Tilden -- This is the granddaddy of them all: a truly stolen election...
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