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user2827 3 points ago +3 / -0

I believed Russia was winning this, however, there weren't any consistent and reliable sources one way or another.

Ukraine has been receiving so much cash from around the world they should be a first world nation by now.

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user2827 4 points ago +4 / -0

In a court, he HAS to forget everything... logically, since it was his responsibility, there should be a penalty for him not knowing this all, in the idea of contempt of court.

He will need a tribunal.

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user2827 0 points ago +1 / -1

Yes, definitely those films were first made as comms.

As a more casual watcher though, one could make a well-formed argument on either case.

Just like the prequels, there's a strong correlation between 9-11 and how Palpatine went from a senator to the role of emperor by manipulating the trade deal (it's been a while and not rewatching those anytime soon)... the film is essentially showing the problem->reaction -> solution process.

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user2827 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's funny I saw that theory as a joke at first on "How I met your mother" (the barney character always cheers for the 'bad guys' in movies)

Then I saw an in-depth analysis to explain that conclusion; if it wasn't for the "rebellion" the galactic republic would never have the need to become an Empire.

Even down to the jedi have green swords the empire uses red, presumably to be menacing... but when thought of as green=go and red=stop, and that in every fight scene the jedi are always taking the first strike...

Then the factor that it's the jedi that talk about needing to recruit children, where Luke Skywalker was deemed 'too old' to train.

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user2827 1 point ago +1 / -0

This is not inconsistent, that's why my earliest interpretation of quantum physics was that where it had the implication that consciousness had to precede the universe because without an "observer" there would be nothing to turn the "waveform potential" of the universe.

I tend to believe that God would find elegant solutions, and that while the universe tends towards entropy, that life itself is a force of extropy (turning the random into more structured).

Now, you bring up the topics of time, space, and matter.

Believe it or not, the best answers as to what time is are philosophical in what amounts to "time is what stops everything from happening at once" to something akin to the cycles like make a clock work.

Space is typically defined as something akin to emptiness or a vacuum, IIRC, the bible describes it as "waters".

And matter is what the discussion is; and while this may seem a scientific question has philosophical implications as well. As mentioned above, with quantum physics the descriptions were made of a "wave-particle duality" and while I liked that description because of the implications, I've come to prefer that there is no duality.

I've come to find the electrostatic universe theory to come to more elegant solutions, if everything is energy, then it's just a matter of frequencies on the EM spectrum interacting... well, that could still cover many examples in what's already a lengthy response.

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user2827 3 points ago +3 / -0

It is, producing it in a pure form for fuel isn't really an energy cheap process.

At least the performance would be superior to batteries.

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user2827 0 points ago +1 / -1

Energy can only be measured in reference to other energy. Voltage for example is the potential energy measured at the positive in reference to the negative.

There's no method to determine the potential energy at a point.

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user2827 3 points ago +3 / -0

In many senses, the new age shit is like you describe, but more devious. People have been pushed away from the church, many of them reject the materialist world-view and so they seek out a belief set that will provide more meaning, so, create the 'new age' movement as a way of explaining the immaterial, but twisted so as to keep people as controlled as through the religions they were pushed into leaving.

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user2827 3 points ago +4 / -1

It wouldn't be the first time that I've been shocked by how much people hold onto things they were simply indoctrinated into believing. (The most surprising was relating to discussions about 9-11)

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user2827 1 point ago +2 / -1

It did, but the point remains that they are attempting to keep everything material, even where it doesn't make sense.

It's worth noting that there are only a select number of "acceptable" interpretations of the experimental data, the most common being the Copenhagen interpretation (matter exists as a waveform potential until being observed) or the 'many worlds' (a multiverse where at every observation every possible 'collapse' of the waveform will occur in its own universe).

It's not an acceptable view to expand Copenhagen to the universal scale, which would have the implication that without an 'observer' to collapse the waveform that the universe could not exist except as the waveform potential. Similarly, it is objectionable to suggest that the universe IS energy and the material world is simply the illusion created by the interaction of all these energetic fields.

As for string theory, it's best to think of that in terms of a purely mathematically abstracted model where they are trying to fit equations to observations, it gets so convoluted that it requires dozens of different 'dimensions' of 'space-time' to get the strings and super-strings to show up in the math in a way that is consistent with experimental observations, all in the attempt to create a "big TOE (theory of Everything)" that can reconcile quantum mechanics with special relativity. Einsteins relativity is a theory that is AT BEST incomplete if not false model. Even with the observations of the universe, relativistic models only accommodate about 5% of the known universe, and has since required the addition of 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' (matter and energy that do not interact with the EM spectrum) to try and force the universe into the model.

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user2827 1 point ago +1 / -0

In my high school career, there was one (1) student who died, it was known by most that they had cancer and their health was at risk for years.

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user2827 5 points ago +7 / -2

That's one of the biggest struggles, it's a hurdle I didn't realize would confront so many ingrained beliefs.

What it comes down to is the origins of 'science' was a means through which people could explain the universe without appeals to God. It's a battle today where, at a fundamental level, is a looming confrontation between 'materialist' views and an 'energetic' view.

The materialist view wants to quantize everything, the energetic view is 'debunked' because it relies on an 'immaterial and immeasurable factor' (usually called 'Ether').

Another way to say it is that materialists believe that a laser shoots photons at the speed of light where it travels in a waveform until the photon interacts with something else and can be treated again as a particle. Where in electric universe theory would ignore the photons and say that the laser is energizing the ether and the resulting waveform doesn't 'travel' but is visible because of the frequencies being generated.

(I hope I explained that in a way that makes sense, IMO, the materialist science is reluctantly getting dragged in piece by piece to come to terms with the energetic nature of the universe... and of course, this is ignoring the implications that come with it all).

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user2827 1 point ago +1 / -0

"You know it's real because it looks fake."

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user2827 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's kinda funny to me how most here would mock people saying to "trust the science" but where it comes to NASA, that's just the prudent thing to trust.

IMO it's not stretch that there are groups that are centuries more advanced in technologies than what people know.

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user2827 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's more like a prerogative when marriage isn't pushed. Women will tend towards a lover and a provider (the lover for beautiful babies and the provider to feed and clothe the babies), men will tend towards "spreading the seed".

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user2827 7 points ago +7 / -0

If someone refuses they will be offered MAID (medical suicide).

These people are sick, at least now the making it illegal to protest hospitals makes much more sense, they are worried the doctors playing along will be tracked down.

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user2827 5 points ago +6 / -1

Most of the "science" when it comes to space is really based on faith because NASA said so.

If they really did go into space and land on the moon, it's not likely to have been in the vehicles shown. The images shown at the time have all been composites.

Ex; Sea of tranquility should have had the earth near vertical from the surface where they landed. It never would go close to the horizon for the "earth rise from the moon" (also a fake photo).

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user2827 3 points ago +3 / -0

u/ToxicLibertyism gives about the best explanation.

That doesn't help the time delay for the signal.

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user2827 1 point ago +2 / -1

I liked the one where NVIDIA proved it happened with a 3d model of 1 photo that they colorized and lit up until it matched.

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user2827 6 points ago +6 / -0

Exactly, it's a powerful tech, but there are limitations.

Making a deep fake demo is one thing, making a convincing fake with audio is not so simple.

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user2827 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not all the speculation is unwarranted, things do seem to be picking up pace. Too many people were thinking in the vein of "it can't just be declaring candidacy, it would have to be more." and running with that line of thinking.

When I talked about it with my wife, I put it as he's at least going to announce and maybe make some major announcements above and beyond because of x, y, and z, but even if all it turns out to be is announcing the run for 2024, it's not a loss.

Maybe it's one of those where, after being wrong on datefaggery so consistently for years, it's become easier to maintain the expectation that anything more than the obvious is wishful thinking.

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user2827 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's like people are rage-quitting because they hit a two-pair instead of the full house they wanted.

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