Page 298 of 409

Re: What's it all about, Trumpie?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:14 am
by Iommic Pope
snipelfritz wrote:
snipelfritz wrote:
Chankgeez wrote:Not much of a choice anymore. :idk:

Yes.

:!!!:

Might as well let the nuke go right up my ass for the ultimate sexual experience.

What this was a reference to (but was on my phone so I couldn't post it):


You guys, I'm just so sick of people who believe bullshit: Anti-vaxxers, Voter ID supporters, people who use "The Media" as if it's a term that holds any validity, strawman after strawman, anti-intellectuals. What's the fucking point of arguing if people just choose to live in their own stupid fantasy world?

The point of arguing is that if you don't we all end up living in their stupid fantasy world.
Im not prepared to live in a world without rationality.
I mean its hard enough to find it now but if it's abandoned completely theres no hope for humanity.
12000 years of organised progress is a lot to give up in the face of extinction through stupidity.
We are worth fighting for.
But fuck knows we could thin the herd a bit.
Which in itself sounds like a statement that does not find its base sentiments rooted in the rational.

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:40 am
by comesect2.0
If the history of our species is called progress by the illusion we create for our selves and others, then we are nothing doing nothing other than turning the human race into something it certainly is not, we are certainly not special or important, the earth dwindled down threw the ages and the most significant creatures have returned to star dust, now it's earth letting us shape it's fields into a new mars, if we have a purpose...it's to fly like a seed off a flower, like a spore into outerspace and give our spirit to accelerate another celestial body.

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:22 am
by goroth
That was beautiful comesect

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:21 am
by Iommic Pope
comesect2.0 wrote:If the history of our species is called progress by the illusion we create for our selves and others, then we are nothing doing nothing other than turning the human race into something it certainly is not, we are certainly not special or important, the earth dwindled down threw the ages and the most significant creatures have returned to star dust, now it's earth letting us shape it's fields into a new mars, if we have a purpose...it's to fly like a seed off a flower, like a spore into outerspace and give our spirit to accelerate another celestial body.

You underestimate how precious it is to possess the kind of sentience we are capable of.
Its hard to fathom when looking at humanity as a whole, but the fact that you can recognise outlr insignificance in this vast emptiness is proof of that kind of mechanism.
The next time you meet a rodent that has looked up at the stars and written poettry about wanting to travel there and then gone and done research research into how to break away from the pull of the planet's gravity (after first discovering that its one of the forces holding the universe together, after first realisong that its part o a universe and grasp that concept) and built complex machines in order to help it to do so, and can verbalise this to you in a coherent language, you drop me a PM.

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:30 am
by goroth

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:36 am
by Iommic Pope
Yeah, I get that, but we're all we have AT THE MOMENT.
It'd be really nice to get the species to the point where we can hop around the galaxy and introduce ourselves to others AND NOT HAVE THEM PUT THE NICE CUTLERY AWAY.

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:55 am
by rustywire
Humanity in its present form is too immature & unworthy of venturing outside this planet. If intelligent aliens are among us, you can be certain they are working behind the scenes to keep us here before we're ready for the next level of civilization. Otherwise it would be like the wild west/frontier life in a mad quest for smash & grab throughout the solar system & beyond. The people who are capable of true empathy would not be near the front of the line to take that next step.

Re: What's it all about, Trumpie?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:57 am
by Mudfuzz
Iommic Pope wrote:12000 years of organised progress is a lot to give up in the face of extinction through stupidity.

See the thing is the more you look at it you start to wonder what it would have been like if the last 12000 years went a deferent way. As much as the modern wold is cool I still am not 100% sure if that whole farming thing [which lead to everything else.. war, greed, pokemon] was the best idea-er.. :idk:

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:31 pm
by comesect2.0
''Man is so infinitely small,
In all these stars, determinate.
Maker and molder of them all,
Man is so infinitely great! ''
-Aleister Crowley-

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:11 pm
by popvulture
Time is a fart circle.

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:18 pm
by jrfox92
Somebody actually posted this on Facebook like it means anything at all.
Image
The only thing worse than that, somebody wrote an article about it. :facepalm:

This is what politics are like in the US now. :|:

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 pm
by Chankgeez

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:11 pm
by repoman
Image

excerpt from secret dossier

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:16 pm
by Lurker13
goroth wrote:We have no significance.

Posted as a link because massive picture is better than little clipped thing.

http://www.exquisiteartz.co.uk/ekmps/shops/exquisiteartz/images/carl-sagan-quote-the-pale-blue-dot.-space-print-poster-canvas.-sizes-a1-a2-a3-a4-3813-p.jpg
Iommic Pope wrote:Yeah, I get that, but we're all we have AT THE MOMENT.
It'd be really nice to get the species to the point where we can hop around the galaxy and introduce ourselves to others AND NOT HAVE THEM PUT THE NICE CUTLERY AWAY.

It's true that in the context of the universe, nothing we do could possibly matter. But I'm reminded of Gandhi's philosophical quote, "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it." And yes, it would be nice if we could evolve to a higher state of intelligence and consciousness. Unfortunately, greed and ego hold us back.
rustywire wrote:Humanity in its present form is too immature & unworthy of venturing outside this planet. If intelligent aliens are among us, you can be certain they are working behind the scenes to keep us here before we're ready for the next level of civilization. Otherwise it would be like the wild west/frontier life in a mad quest for smash & grab throughout the solar system & beyond. The people who are capable of true empathy would not be near the front of the line to take that next step.

Throughout our history, most of our conflicts have been driven by competition for resources. I think how peaceful or warlike alien civilizations are could depend on how readily they can access whatever resources they want and desire. The more limited their access to resources, the more hostile they might be.

Re: Drink every time Trump tweets "dishonest media"!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:16 pm
by Chankgeez
Many people think that when Trump made that "nasty woman" comment during that debate he was referring to Hillary.

He was actually just talking about himself.