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Discussions News & Current Affairs (excluding Politics) our say on what’s happening today

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  • #1741560
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Rob023
    That is quite a reaction to a website for checking Bias.

    It can’t be that bad a website when the site has been used by researchers at the University of Michigan to create a tool called the “Iffy Quotient”, which draws data from Media Bias/Fact Check and NewsWhip to track the prevalence of ‘fake news’ and questionable sources on social media.
    The site was also used by a research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in initial training of an AI to fact check and detect the bias on a website.

    It does help us understand if a website is left leaning or right leaning which is useful in understanding the background to a story and it does help identify fake news which we should all applaud, except those who thrive on fake news.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1741577
    rob023
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    rob023

    In the same vein as bidding for events like Olympic and Commonwealth games, countries/cities also bid to host climate conferences booze ups.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49650909
    The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.

    How many realise the first climate conference party was held on 23 February 1979?
    Over 40 years ago was when the catchphrase ‘climate crisis’ was dreamed up as a cover for the Club of Rome who’s ultimate goal is World Domination aka World Poverty, Misery And Dictatorship.
    In subsequent conference get-togethers they dreamt up other crisis which they’ll also introduce in the near future.

    To speed the first process up, they introduced Greta Thunberg in order to get children scared for their future.
    This is exactly what they want.
    First your fear, then your obedience and also your money.
    But Greta can only do so much.
    Now worldwide, young schoolchildren are being brainwashed.
    It’s like a horror movie to the people who can see through it all.

    The parents (and thousands of others) who’s children dropped like flies would have armed themselves, marched for blood and rioted in the streets if there had been even a month’s delay let alone years, while health officials sat back and held series of meetings to ‘discuss’ the recent measles crisis or the coronavirus crisis.

    So over 40 years ago, plans for world domination were set in motion
    https://unfccc.int/cop3/fccc/climate/fact17.htm has a list of ‘discussions’ up to COP2.
    Glasgow COP26 is next.
    There’ll be more getaways in exotic five star venues as to perfect the New World Order Takeover will take time and precision.

    Scary words like Catastrophic, Save the Planet, How dare You, The Planet is on Fire all dreamt up and designed to frighten you into ‘trusting us, we know what’s best for you.’

    How absurd to think mankind can alter Earth’s climate.
    One born every minute.

    Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.

    So up to 30,000 government parasites will gather in Glasgow in 2020 at our expense, to talk, drink and grope themselves into oblivion, all while telling their owned media to inform us they’re “saving the planet”.

    And this climate drink-and-grope-fest is now in its 26th session, based on the greatest scientific fraud in human history – the proven-false*1 allegation that Earth’s climate is highly sensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2.

    Reference *1:
    THE CATASTROPHIC ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING (CAGW) AND THE HUMANMADE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISES ARE PROVED FALSE
    By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc.(Eng.), M.Eng., January 10, 2020
    https://thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/the-catastrophic-anthropogenic-global-warming-cagw-and-the-humanmade-climate-change-crises-are-proved-false.pdf
    [excerpt]
    “There are numerous highly credible observations that falsify the CAGW hypothesis and many are listed herein, but as Albert Einstein famously stated ‘One would be enough’.”

    Some people think that the global warming/climate change extremists are just scientifically wrong. I challenge that view – nobody could be this stupid for this long – they have an extreme-left totalitarian agenda*2. The Marxists want total control.

    Reference *2:
    THE RADICAL GREEN ROAD TO VENEZUELA – POVERTY, MISERY AND DICTATORSHIP
    By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., September 20, 2019

    The Radical Green Road To Venezuela – Poverty, Misery And Dictatorship


    [excerpt]
    “Radical greens have used wildly exaggerated scary stories of runaway global warming and climate change to stampede the gullible, in order to achieve their political objectives.
    The absolute lunacy of the Green New Deal and its delusional acolytes is now clear – global warming alarmism and green energy nonsense was never about the climate – it was always a false narrative, a smokescreen for the totalitarian objectives of the extreme left. Once the left controls our energy supply, they control everything in our society – it will be “One Man, One Vote, Once!” – the end of freedom.”

    It is long past time to end this costly and criminal “global warming” crime-against-society. The cost to society of this scam exceeds ten trillion dollars and has cost many tens of millions of lives. Any politician who continues to supports this blatant fraud should be defeated. Any bureaucrat who continues to supports this blatant fraud should be dismissed for cause.

    Ten trillion dollars????? All down the pan or in billionaires’ pockets.
    Just think what that would achieve in terms of World Poverty, World Homelessness, World Health, World Water , World Pollution.

    In a kind caring world there’d be people marching in the streets, and doing lots more besides, because young children are committing suicide because they couldn’t cope with the Thought Police disguised as schoolteachers force-feeding their latest form of child abuse into their young minds.

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    It’s OK if you disagree with me. I can’t force you to be right.

    #1741582
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Rob I understand there are grownup admin rules at posting big post like you have put up …could you not have just provided most of this post  with a link for any one whom want to read more etc.

    #1741589
    rob023
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    rob023

    Paulinem, I’m not at all sure what you get all worked up about.
    Is there a mass of posts today that don’t show on my computer screen? Like there’s so many you don’t know which one to read first?
    According to News and Current Affairs the top of the page, there’s 3287 threads. Of those, only two that I can see have posts today. The Wow…thread has a whopping 12 but all on the Jens subject.
    The only other thread used today is this one, and besides your complaint it had just two posts,
    Now regarding these admin rules you’ve suggested I’ve broken, I’ve had a long look and can’t find any on the length of posts allowed.
    Again, I could be wrong. But I very much doubt there’s such a rule because in all the discussion sites I frequent, not one has this type of rule.

    Oh ps..please exclude any follow up on ‘local’ or ‘group’ rules.
    I’m pretty sure Admin wouldn’t allow this, that is unless you sought their permission, which doesn’t appear to be the case as no such ruling appears in the site’s rules.

    #1741590
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    I don’t believe there’s any such written rule although I believe admin did mention they don’t like them ….perhaps that’s what paulinem is thinking.  It has to be very interesting before I bother reading  them.

    huiatahi

    #1741592
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    You make a good point huiatahi. We all have choices in what we read and which posts we respond to. I read post #1741577 by rob023, the one that I suspect paulinem is objecting to. Even thought I disagree with some points, I found the post interesting and informative.

    Unfortunately there appears to be a modern trend of attacking the author when one disagrees with what is written and can not think of a suitable rebuttal to  the moot.

     

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

    #1741603
    rob023
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    rob023

    Indeed halcyon but it goes deeper than that.
    (btw I have no problem with the length of anyone’s post as it’s their right how they wish to get their message across)
    I’ve just had a brief look back as I recalled a rather long post a few pages back 1740976 from Supergold.
    So Paulinem, if long posts are an issue for you, can you please explain how that post passed your inspection and mine didn’t?
    Apart from the photo the link auto pasted, my post is a mere 8-9 lines longer.

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    It’s OK if you disagree with me. I can’t force you to be right.

    #1741605
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Now for a change of subject, but one that is topical for our consideration as we approach election day. (And no, this is not a political issue).

    According to the January 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers have identified potential associations between marijuana use and cardiovascular risks. These associations are mainly based on case reports, case series, or observational studies

    These risks include smoking-related cardiotoxicity, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and metabolic alterations.

    In addition, cannabinoids can  interfere  with the action of multiple classes of cardiovascular therapies. including antiarrhythmics, calcium-channel blockers, statins, β-blockers, and warfarin. The very drugs we rely on to manage our hypertension and lipid levels.

    And our health experts want us to become “Smoke Free’ for our health’s sake. Yet they are willing to accept another product  that has the potential to impact negatively on our health. One never ceases to wonder.

     

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 4 days ago by  halcyon. Reason: remove superfluous word
    #1741610
    don021
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    don021

    I await with interest your second lesson on my doctors course halcyon.

    #1741611
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    You are most welcome don021. Nothing like being able to make informed choices when it comes to one’s health

    🙂

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” (George Orwell, The Animal Farm)

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