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artu
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My BS sensor is tingling again
posted April 13, 2018 09:06 PM

I can use Google, thanks. But the link is useless (to me). Maybe it's a compatibility thing, it would be good to have a third person check it out.
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OhforfSake
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posted April 13, 2018 09:57 PM

Works fine.

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PandaTar
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posted April 13, 2018 10:12 PM
Edited by PandaTar at 22:13, 13 Apr 2018.

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Mr. Ja’afari (Syrian  Arab  Republic) (spoke in Arabic):
The American representative said that Russia spends its resources to  support what she calls the regime in Syria. My question to her is: What does the United States spend its resources on in  Syria? Does it spend  its resources providing milk and medicine to Syrian children, or on  providing weapons and munitions to its terrorist groups, which have committed the most heinous crimes against the Syrian people? Or is it spending resources on the its alliance’s aircraft, which have wreaked destruction in many places in Syria, particularly in the city of Raqqa? What about the continuous threats that are made against my country at
nearly every meeting of the Security Council on this issue? Does she acknowledge that her Administration has no respect for the Security Council, this international Organization or the principles of international law?


Works fine for me too. 26 pages.
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Neraus
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posted April 13, 2018 10:21 PM
Edited by Neraus at 22:22, 13 Apr 2018.

Mr. Ja'afari is savage, just look at this.

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As Council members know, after 18 years of investigation the Commission found no chemical weapons in Iraq. Nor did they find Coca-Cola or Pepsi Cola.

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Galaad
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posted April 13, 2018 11:39 PM

PandaTar said:
26 pages.


Right, it's 28 pages for the French version but the English one is 26.
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posted May 08, 2018 12:02 AM

Replication Crisis

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According to a 2016 poll of 1,500 scientists reported in the journal Nature, 70% of them had failed to reproduce at least one other scientist's experiment (50% had failed to reproduce one of their own experiments). These numbers differ among disciplines:

chemistry: 90% (60%),
biology: 80% (60%),
physics and engineering: 70% (50%),
medicine: 70% (60%),
Earth and environment science: 60% (40%).

In 2009, 2% of scientists admitted to falsifying studies at least once and 14% admitted to personally knowing someone who did. Misconducts were reported more frequently by medical researchers than others.

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artu
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posted July 28, 2018 06:32 PM

A parasite found in cat poop has been linked to a higher likelihood of entrepreneurial behavior in people who get infected
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posted August 14, 2018 12:31 AM

The link between poverty and heat.

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artu
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posted August 14, 2018 12:45 AM

Air conditioning is not exactly a solution either. What it does is, it cools down the tempature indoors and blows hot air outdoors. So in dense, urban areas like mentioned in the article, you have thousands of AC constantly heating up the street.
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posted August 14, 2018 06:59 AM

Yes, that was in the article: "Asphalt, brick, concrete and dark roofs act like sponges for heat during the day and emit warmth at night. Air conditioning is a lifesaver for those who can afford it, but it makes the streets even hotter for those who can’t."

And later: "relying upon air conditioning is not a viable long-term plan – and certainly not for everyone."

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artu
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posted August 14, 2018 02:05 PM

You’re right. I fast-tracked a few paragraphs, I was about to go to bed.
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posted August 19, 2018 10:25 PM

Paved Intentions: Civilization and Imperialism by Mark Mazower

(Mark Mazower is a British historian. His expertise is Greece, the Balkans and, more generally, 20th-century Europe. He is currently a professor of history at Columbia University in New York City.)
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posted August 20, 2018 09:27 AM

The whole analysis is build around an artificial core which makes it superficial at best. Not sure why the author decided to pick post-Napoleonic Europe as the birthplace of the concept of "civilization" when in essence it has existed for millennia and it has always meant economical, military and administrative superiority over the surrounding countries, states, confederacies, tribes, etc. Civilization and superiority are actually near-synonyms when applied to the relationships between two entities with significant difference in their overall development. The law is product of local social-economical relationships, international (public) law is a product of the social-economical relationships native to the most powerful countries at the given moment, exported globally. That's all there is to it. The international law exists to protect the interests of those who advertise and ultimately enforce it, not the other way around. Nowadays the power structure is no longer centered solely around Europe or the US so it's only natural that everything associated with them is not so "universal" as it seemed to be not so long ago.

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posted August 20, 2018 02:52 PM

I share your cynicism more than quite often but his is an interesting perspective as well and nothing is usually “just one thing” including the international law. Many colonists did sincerely believe they were “serving a greater cause” and not just exploiting. Also he is not delusional about how the idea lost credibility and how it was recieved quite like your stand by the colonized.

Civilizations (or Civilization depending on how you fulfill the meaning of the word) themselves did exist for thousands of years of course but that is not what he’s talking about, he is talking about the history of the concept and he is correct on that one. You can check the great Braudel’s A History of Civilizations for a much more detailed summary of how the term got into use in the modern sense.
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posted August 20, 2018 05:25 PM

The point is, so believed the Romans. Or the Persians. Or the Chinese (although their case is somewhat different). Or anyone else who could establish a lasting power structure and successfully tries to apply it to their neighbours long before the industrial age. When you have the resources and the organization necessary to subjugate your opponents, you start thinking that you are in some way superior to them morally and culturally - and that was especially true in the past when conquering or being conquered was often viewed as "the will of the gods" or something along the lines of moral verdict for whatever.

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posted August 20, 2018 06:25 PM

Yes, the Romans did believe in the glory of Rome and a citizen had priviliges over a barbarian. But they didnt exactly have this notion that they were the messengers of THE civilization. Classical and colonial empires are different in this regard. In a classical empire, you pay your taxes through some local king or chief and then mostly, everybody minds their own business. There are conflicts here and there, of course, and there are nobles and savages etc... But the idea of “things working out” is pretty much that. Colonial empires are much more transformative and they idealize the attitude. William the Conquer also built a power structure but his times didnt call for a word such as  civilization, he was simply eleminating rivals.
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posted August 20, 2018 07:13 PM

artu said:
Yes, the Romans did believe in the glory of Rome and a citizen had priviliges over a barbarian. But they didnt exactly have this notion that they were the messengers of THE civilization.
No, you need the belief in the one and true God for that (as opposed to the heathens).

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posted August 20, 2018 08:45 PM

Yes, the prevalence of monotheism and the intolerance toward different beliefs that goes with it did help to shape the mindset everyone has to follow One system of rules because there is no other True system but that's only a development of an already existing tendency to enforce something on weaker entities whenever it suits you. Rome did not become an empire spanning over 3 continents because the Romans believed in Jupiter, nor did Great Britain build the biggest colonial empire because the British were spreading the word of the Anglican God but in both cases they believed they were right to do what they were doing because they can. Take the arms of an empire, destroy its economy and it's no longer anyone's moral beacon, nor it tries to be.

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posted August 20, 2018 09:43 PM

Not at all. The Romans believed in Rome and their right to enslave the weaker sides. Those who had god on their side later believed they'd do the rest of the world a favor.

Rome didn't adopt the Christian religion for no reason in the 4th century, and when they did that, things would change. Suddenly Rome wasn't the religiously tolerant juggernaut anymore, but the bastion of civilization against the barbarians.

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posted August 20, 2018 10:03 PM

The Romans thought about themselves that they were civilized and looked down on the rest world as barbaric long before adopting Christianity, there's no connection there. And they were never a bastion of tolerance in any way, quite on the contrary actually.
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