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#151 AJ Oliver

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 02:33 AM

Do the Koch Bros buy academic spots in Aotearoa? 

 

If not, they soon will. They do a bunch of that in the US. 

 

In the US it's hard to find a Uni that has an economics department that does not push 

neoliberalism and austerity - in spite of overwhelming evidence rejecting them. 

 

Now THERE is a pernicious ideology masquerading as an academic discipline. 

 

And try to find a history department that is not dominated by American exceptionalism, which is not only 

bollocks but dangerous to the safety of the planet as well. 

 

Don't get why some folks seem to feel threatened by feminism.


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#152 Black Panther

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:32 AM

I'm curious. Where did the tin foil hat theme come from? Was it in a bad movie or something?
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#153 erice

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:15 AM

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the hat goes back further in cultural history: It can be traced back in a very weird and prescient short story written in 1927 by Julian Hu​xley, brother of the better-known author Aldous and half-brother to Nobel laureate Andrew.

 The Tissue-Cultur​e King

Eventually the scientist hypnotizes the king and escapes wearing a "cap of metal foil" which is "relatively impervious to the telepathic effect." But he is overpowered the moment he removes it

 

consider the results of a study cond​ucted by MIT in 2005.

 

Testing, we can only assume semi-seriously, three different models of the tin foil hat ("the Classical, the Fez and the Centurion"),

researchers found that encasing your head in foil actually amplifies electromagnetic frequencies, rather than shielding them.

Radiation is partially reflected by the ungrounded foil, focusing waves more directly on the wearer's brain.

 

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#154 AJ Oliver

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 04:36 PM

Now that is funny - thanks ! 

 

So that is why I . . . "encasing your head in foil actually amplifies electromagnetic frequencies" 


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#155 ScottiE

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 07:40 AM

Eric,

Got sent this article overnight and thought of you . . .

 

 

and the Massey VC . . . 

 

 

and Sue Bradford

 

 

https://thefederalis...eep-corruption/


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#156 erice

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:30 AM

^

 

wonder if any of this is linked

 

to nz universities dropping out of the world top 200?

 

The University of Auckland's decline this year was due to lower scores for teaching reputation and research income from industry

 

https://www.nzherald...jectid=12132216

 

i thought labour and the greens wanted a smart economy 

 

to move away our dependence on primary produce and petrochemicals

 

how otherwise to pay for our increased spending?


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#157 erice

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:44 PM


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:03 PM

you can not have both

 

"equal outcomes" -  endings

 

and

 

"equal opportunity" - starts

 

https://youtu.be/hKUffHXOb8U?t=3015


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 01:37 AM

To my surprise I found that video interesting. Perhaps because it was an attempt to see a male side rather than promote a female entitlement view. With age hopefully comes some perspective.


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#160 AJ Oliver

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:07 AM

Whom is more entitled than white males? 

 

Can you not recall when the quota for white males in virtually every good job (law, medicine, uni profs, & more) 

 

was 100% or close to it? 

 

Now THAT is entitlement. 


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