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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby ICfreely on Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:15 am

fbenario wrote:And yet life expectancy continues to rise, continuing its unabated upward slope.



According to whom?

My ancestral hometown was famous for producing centenarians. My great-grandfather lived to 105, grandfather 93 and father 80.


Intelligent Machines

Bill Gates: How we’ll invent the future

The thinking behind this year’s list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies began with the plow.

by Bill Gates February 27, 2019

I was honored when MIT Technology Review invited me to be the first guest curator of its 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Narrowing down the list was difficult. I wanted to choose things that not only will create headlines in 2019 but captured this moment in technological history—which got me thinking about how innovation has evolved over time.

My mind went to—of all things—the plow. Plows are an excellent embodiment of the history of innovation. Humans have been using them since 4000 BCE, when Mesopotamian farmers aerated soil with sharpened sticks. We’ve been slowly tinkering with and improving them ever since, and today’s plows are technological marvels.

Put another way, the plow improves our quantity of life, and lab-grown meat improves our quality of life. For most of human history, we’ve put most of our innovative capacity into the former. And our efforts have paid off: worldwide life expectancy rose from 34 years in 1913 to 60 in 1973 and has reached 71 today.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612932/bill-gates-how-well-invent-the-future/



34?! :blink:

I can only speak on my personal experience of course. I have no way of knowing what worldwide life expectancy was in 1913 or how reliable such statistics could be (especially coming from a shyster like Bill "Global Warming" Gates). I guess "we'll" invent the future by distorting the past.


“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”
― George Orwell, 1984
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby aa5 on Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:39 am

fbenario » March 9th, 2019, 6:05 pm wrote:
And yet life expectancy continues to rise, continuing its unabated upward slope.


I am a transhumanist, so I think we can overcome the limitations of biology. Even if there is a degradation of our gene pool over time, as long as the technological advance is faster we progress.

The next areas to increase lifespan are more challenging, but the means at our disposal are also greater. Right now if literally all diseases and cancers were cured, it would add only 12 years to the life expectancy in the industrialized nations. From a current average life expectancy of something like 77 to rise to 89, when people would die of old age anyways.

So to get future serious gains in life expectancy we will have go beyond treating diseases and intervene in the aging process itself.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby kickstones on Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:13 pm

Life expectancy changes boost profits at Legal & General

People dying faster than expected in the UK allows insurer to release pension reserves

Profits at British insurer Legal & General rose by more than a tenth last year as annuity sales soared and changes to life expectancy boosted its bottom line.

The rate of improvement in UK life expectancy has slowed dramatically, as people die earlier than expected, allowing insurers such as L&G to release some of the reserves they hold to pay future pensions.

On Wednesday, the company said it was able to release £433m of reserves last year, after releasing £332m the previous year. Its UK rival Phoenix benefited from a similar release in its annual results this week.

Chief executive Nigel Wilson hinted that there could be more to come in future years as the company continues to adjust its assumptions about how long customers might live.

“There’s been a long discussion about whether this is a blip or a trend, and sadly it’s looking like a trend,” he said.

https://www.ft.com/content/a62cf69a-3fe4-11e9-9bee-efab61506f44
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby kickstones on Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:26 pm

There have been a few commentators on the internet suggesting the upcoming Royal birth (Meghan Markle) is fake, the following clip does little to dispel those rumors.....

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Közzététel: 2019. márc. 9.

Meghan Markle is supposed to be pregnant. This video is from March 8, 2019. Watch as Markle walks forward and the baby "bump" swings from side to side. No pregnant woman has a belly that swings like that. Something very odd going on here.


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vcBe9IjmU4
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Re: New Zealand Mosque Shooting, March 15, 2019

Unread postby Seneca on Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:13 pm

Flabbergasted » 17 Mar 2019, 18:10 wrote:In case it has been missed, there was a somewhat similar shooting incident in a school in Suzano (São Paulo, Brazil) on the 13th, just two days before the NZ shooting. Two gunmen killed 5 students (reports said "6" the first couple of days) and 2 adults, before "suiciding each other". I read somewhere about another 17 wounded, which is surprising when you consider they had only one firearm (a revolver). The "lone wolves" were allegedly acting out a video game. It was also filmed (apparently not just by CCTV), but I haven´t had time to look into that.
MSM: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47568693


There was also one in Holland today, 3 days after NZ. Allegedly 3 killed and 5 wounded.
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Re: New Zealand Mosque Shooting, March 15, 2019

Unread postby SacredCowSlayer on Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:25 am

Seneca » March 18th, 2019, 4:13 pm wrote:
Flabbergasted » 17 Mar 2019, 18:10 wrote:In case it has been missed, there was a somewhat similar shooting incident in a school in Suzano (São Paulo, Brazil) on the 13th, just two days before the NZ shooting. Two gunmen killed 5 students (reports said "6" the first couple of days) and 2 adults, before "suiciding each other". I read somewhere about another 17 wounded, which is surprising when you consider they had only one firearm (a revolver). The "lone wolves" were allegedly acting out a video game. It was also filmed (apparently not just by CCTV), but I haven´t had time to look into that.
MSM: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47568693


There was also one in Holland today, 3 days after NZ. Allegedly 3 killed and 5 wounded.


Well . . . on the bright side, at least the (manufactured) hysteria over Measles has calmed down.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby ICfreely on Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:53 am

patrix wrote:Next I think will be the first correct demonstration of our Moons movements - Newtons headache. :)

https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=2003&start=30#p2412264



Speaking of the moon, patrix, have you taken the following into consideration?


Linda Moulton Howe The Moon is an Intelligent Machine That See's EVERYTHING!

full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZyTiTAaoyk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZyTiTAaoyk

UAMN TV
Published on Mar 22, 2019

Linda Moulton Howe explains how the moon is not what we think it is. It is a computer like machine that watches, observes and monitors Earth. What happened to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, whilst he was up there? Did he change after the mission? Was he warned never to talk about the alien presence up there? Linda explains, there is life on the moon and throughout the Universe.


:o :unsure: :ph34r:

"The patron deity of the moneylenders was the Moon God, Sin."
https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2053&start=150#p2411991


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sorry but I just couldn't help it. While YouTube is busy banning people who question 9/11, vaccine efficacy and the Copernican model it has no problem with Linda Moulton Howe's asinine conspiracy candy. The lunatics are indeed running the assylum.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby patrix on Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:01 am

:lol:
My theory is that the Moon is made of cheese and mind you, you cannot disprove my theory! They faked the Moon landings to keep this a secret.

A good article I found regarding mental health and nutrition. Not wanting to start a (fat) fire though.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... animal-fat
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby ICfreely on Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:55 am

Touché, dear patrix.

It’s ironic that we laugh at the ancients for all the superstitious myths they allegedly believed in, not realizing that the joke’s on us.


Sīn /ˈsiːn/ or Suen (Akkadian: EN.ZU, pronounced Su'en, Sîn)[1] or Nanna (Sumerian: DŠEŠ.KI, DNANNA) was the god of the moon in the Mesopotamian religions of Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia. Nanna is a Sumerian deity, the son of Enlil and Ninlil, and became identified with the Semitic Sīn. The two chief seats of Nanna's/Sīn's worship were Ur in the south of Mesopotamia and Harran in the north. A moon god by the same name was also worshipped in South Arabia.

Sīn was also a protector of shepherds. During the period in which Ur exercised supremacy over the Euphrates valley (between 2600 and 2400 BC), Sīn was considered the supreme god. It was then that he was designated as "father of the gods", "head of the gods" or "creator of all things".

Sīn was also called "He whose heart can not be read" and was told that "he could see farther than all the gods". It is said that every new moon, the gods gather together from him to make predictions about the future.

Background

He is commonly designated as En-zu, which means "lord of wisdom". During the period (c. 2600–2400 BC) that Ur exercised a large measure of supremacy over the Euphrates valley, Sin was naturally regarded as the head of the pantheon. It is to this period that we must trace such designations of Sin as "father of the gods", "chief of the gods", "creator of all things", and the like. The "wisdom" personified by the moon-god is likewise an expression of the science of astronomy or the practice of astrology, in which the observation of the moon's phases is an important factor.

His wife was Ningal ("Great Lady"), who bore him Utu/Shamash ("Sun") and Inanna/Ishtar (the goddess of the planet Venus). The tendency to centralize the powers of the universe leads to the establishment of the doctrine of a triad consisting of Sin/Nanna and his children.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_(mythology)


Inanna has become an important figure in modern feminist theory because she appears in the male-dominated Sumerian pantheon,[285] but is equally as powerful, if not more powerful than, the male deities she appears alongside.[285] Simone de Beauvoir, in her book The Second Sex (1949), argues that Inanna, along with other powerful female deities from antiquity, have been marginalized by modern culture in favor of male deities.[284] Tikva Frymer-Kensky has argued that Inanna was a "marginal figure" in Sumerian religion who embodies the "socially unacceptable" archetype of the "undomesticated, unattached woman".[284] Johanna Stuckey has argued against this idea, pointing out Inanna's centrality in Sumerian religion and her broad diversity of powers, neither of which seem to fit the idea that she was in any way regarded as "marginal".[284]

While classical deities such as Apollo and Aphrodite frequently appear in modern popular culture,[284] Mesopotamian deities have, by contrast, fallen into almost complete obscurity.[284] Inanna-Ishtar has somewhat resisted this tendency, but has not been immune to it.[284]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna


"The love goddess Inanna (later named Ishtar) was the patron deity of brothels and beer taverns."
https://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2053&start=150#p2411991


Someday we’ll be laughed at for believing in two planes bringing down three buildings, the “moon landings”, nukes, vaccines, etc… Hopefully the "CF Scrolls" will survive as an answer to history.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby patrix on Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:29 am

ICfreely » April 6th, 2019, 6:55 am wrote:Someday we’ll be laughed at for believing in two planes bringing down three buildings, the “moon landings”, nukes, vaccines, etc… Hopefully the "CF Scrolls" will survive as an answer to history.


Indeed Dear ICfreely :-)

And we're already laughing (at our own gullibility) at my family dinner table. :)

It will however take some time for the part of human civilization that has fallen into this rabbit hole to get out, and perhaps there is a new one standing by for that eventuality. It's easier to fool people again . . . but let's try to ensure that the "CF scrolls" are kept safe for future generations.

Side note: A YouTube I just found that investigates whether the Tutankhamun tomb was a hoax.
https://youtu.be/I3mR9Gu93-M
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby ICfreely on Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:30 pm

patrix wrote:Side note: A YouTube I just found that investigates whether the Tutankhamun tomb was a hoax.
https://youtu.be/I3mR9Gu93-M


Oh come on, patrix. Now you've gone too far. Too far, I say!

Entertaining such heretic notions is tantamount to denying the story of Exodus as told by the great sages.


Who was the pharaoh of the Exodus?
There is nothing in the Egyptian records linking Ramesses to the Exodus, and indeed nothing at all in the records about the Israelites and their slavery.
By Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg
April 1, 2015

We now have from Egyptian records all the three elements necessary for the Exodus. A very large mudbrick project built by slaves, a period of turmoil and chaos, like that of the 10 plagues (like the slaying of the firstborn, pharaoh had only a dead son) when the slaves could escape, and thirdly, a basis for the Mishkan [G-d’s portable earthly dwelling], which the Israelites needed in the arid desert, where they had no materials to create such a luxurious building.

The time of the escape would have been about 1330 BCE, as King Tut reigned from about 1334 to 1325 BCE.

That date fits in well with two fixed dates given in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). It says that the Children of Israel were in Egypt for 430 years (Exodus 12:40), which would place their entry in about 1760 BCE, which corresponds in time to the entry of the Hyksos from Syria, with whom the ancient historian Josephus links the Israelites. And, according to the Book of Kings 6:1, the Temple of Solomon was built 480 years, which means 12 biblical generations, after the Exodus.

But in actual years that is better counted as 360 years, or 30 years per generation, rather than 40, and that would place the Temple at about 970 BCE, quite contemporary to when most scholars place it, at around 950 BCE.

The date of the Exodus at about 1330 BCE also fits in well with the fall of the walls of Jericho, which its British excavator Kathleen Kenyon placed during the fourteenth century BCE.

The Egyptian records do not mention the Exodus, but from their literature it can be deduced that the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten was the pharaoh of the Oppression and his young son-in- law Tutankhamun, the pharaoh of the Exodus.

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Who-was-the-pharaoh-of-the-Exodus-395885



You can question the Torah all you want but there's no denying the infallibility of DNA, my good sir.


King Tut Mysteries Solved: Was Disabled, Malarial, and Inbred
"Frail boy" needed cane, says study, which also found oldest genetic proof of malaria.
PUBLISHED February 17, 2010

King Tut Plagued by Malaria, Required Cane

The team's examination of King Tut's body also revealed previously unknown deformations in the king's left foot, caused by the necrosis, or death, of bone tissue.

"Necrosis is always bad, because it means you have dying organic matter inside your body," study team member Pusch told National Geographic News.

The affliction would have been painful and forced King Tut to walk with a cane—many of which were found in his tomb—but it would not have been life threatening.

Malaria, however, would have been a serious danger.

The scientists found DNA from the mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria in the young pharaoh's body—the oldest known genetic proof of the disease.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/02/100216-king-tut-malaria-bones-inbred-tutankhamun/



If the above articles don't convince you, I don't know what will.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby CluedIn on Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:49 pm

The Dallas County DA has announced they will no longer prosecute crimes involving theft of necessary items, up to $750.

"Criminalizing poverty is counter-productive for our community’s health and safety. For that reason, this office will not prosecute theft of personal items less than $750 unless the evidence shows that the alleged theft was for economic gain." :wacko:

He then goes on to clarify what necessary items are: “Maybe I should say consumption items. Maybe we should have put that word in there,” Creuzot said. “We're talking about food and formula that people need to live. Maybe I didn't put enough words in when I said personal items. Maybe I should have said personal consumption items.”

http://www.fox4news.com/news/business-o ... w-policies
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby SacredCowSlayer on Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:28 pm

CluedIn » April 13th, 2019, 8:49 am wrote:The Dallas County DA has announced they will no longer prosecute crimes involving theft of necessary items, up to $750.

"Criminalizing poverty is counter-productive for our community’s health and safety. For that reason, this office will not prosecute theft of personal items less than $750 unless the evidence shows that the alleged theft was for economic gain." :wacko:

He then goes on to clarify what necessary items are: “Maybe I should say consumption items. Maybe we should have put that word in there,” Creuzot said. “We're talking about food and formula that people need to live. Maybe I didn't put enough words in when I said personal items. Maybe I should have said personal consumption items.”

http://www.fox4news.com/news/business-o ... w-policies


I represented someone about 6-7 years ago on a theft case. She had several priors (for theft), and was looking at 24 months in “State Jail” for stealing an assortment of items from Walmart.

My pitch to the prosecutor went something like this—“well, she’s guilty, but, that’s pretty steep, considering the total value was like $75 dollars. Plus, it was mainly items of necessity, like soap, deodorant, and fungus cream.”

The prosecutor was following along, and just as I thought my point was landing on sympathetic ears, he looked closer at the file and said, “and I suppose the movie Hot Tub Time Machine is a necessity now?”

I was like, “okay, fair point, I didn’t see the DVD in there (the report). How about 10 months?”
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But, back to the story at hand—even if that’s the DA’s view—it’s a horrible idea to announce something like that.

Next you’ll probably see businesses respond with something like, “items for consumption no longer for sale in Dallas County.”

The Law of Unintended Consequences . . . always at work.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby patrix on Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am

Torched Notre Dame?

I'm a bit more cynical these days. Yesterday one of the worlds most famous buildings burned to the ground. It happened during construction work at the site and the cause is unknown.

This could very well be yet another deception. Remove most of the valuable art pieces (It was specifically said yesterday that these were destroyed in the fire). Start the fire and have news for several weeks that will sell Casino and Burrito commercials.

The public support to rebuild this iconic building will of course be enormous, so private contractors can make a fortune out of the pockets of French taxpayers.
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Re: THE "CHATBOX"

Unread postby Natural Philosopher on Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:13 pm

patrix » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:19 am wrote:Torched Notre Dame?

I'm a bit more cynical these days. Yesterday one of the worlds most famous buildings burned to the ground. It happened during construction work at the site and the cause is unknown.

This could very well be yet another deception. Remove most of the valuable art pieces (It was specifically said yesterday that these were destroyed in the fire). Start the fire and have news for several weeks that will sell Casino and Burrito commercials.

The public support to rebuild this iconic building will of course be enormous, so private contractors can make a fortune out of the pockets of French taxpayers.

I was thinking this could be related to the anti-globalist Yellow Vest protests which are still going strong throughout France. Maybe the deception (if it is one) was orchestrated to provide an opportunity for Macron to look heroic and to present himself as a unifier of the French nation (think Bush after 9/11) in addition to serving as a distraction from the protests. Perhaps the fire will be blamed on Yellow Vesters (like the bank burning in Paris from a few months ago)...so far there is no known cause according to the authorities so that's still a possibility. That said, I haven't seen any evidence the fire is a hoax/psyop nonetheless we must always be vigilant: we are after all dealing with criminal organizations like the media, the Catholic Church etc.
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