Tagged: American Politics

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Ferguson, r-Types, and Threat Response

This is the insanity of the Ferguson rioters: threaten them, and they will force you to fulfil your threat, to the detriment of both of you. They do not respond rationally.

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The CIA Torture Report

On December 9th, 2014, the Democrats of the Senate Intelligence Committee published a report of the torture methods employed by the CIA during the War on Terror over the past decade, methods that were authorized under Bush, and carried on under Obama. My reaction can be broken down into three categories: the morality, the tactics, and the context. Let’s take these one by one.

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Psychopaths & The Illuminati [Video]

One thing that frustrates me is how people assume that Psychopaths are amazing monster, possessed with some evil plan; they aren’t.  They’re broken pieces of clockwork.  They manage to do a lot of damage, but at their core they’re nothing but a frog’s leg hooked up to a battery.

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Observations on the Calcification into Two Camps

One of the Historical phenomenon’s we’re currently experiencing is the radicalization and calcification of the “Two Camps”.  This is the forerunner to every major conflict. This time around, it’s not about Nation States, though; it’s a transnational, intra-state splitting.  The two main camps seem to be the Progressives (those advocating for a scientastic materialist utopia) and the Nationalists (the traditionalists, the red bloods, the harsh moralists).  This reflects the divide in American politics, but it’s higher than it – both the Republicans and the Democracts are being subsumed into these two movement, rather than the reverse. On the Left, you...

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Incentive Systems & Politics: Part 3

This is the third and final part in my response to Extra Credits’ series of videos by the same name. In Part 1 I discussed how Politics needs to be about more than just winning elections, and provided a few statistics demonstrating the overall decline of our society. In Part 2 I covered how addressing financial corruption doesn’t address the underlying problems. Now it’s time to wrap this up in Part 3. Section 5: Gerrymandering and Community Gerrymandering is the process of redrawing the boundaries of politcal districts in order to be more favourable to you or your party.  You...