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[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if it's just going to keep getting worse until the police are federalized, like happened in mexico a year ago.

A lot of people see it and there's been some reaction to it, but it's been diverted in to this "black lives matter" racial divide and conquer narrative, when 50% of people murdered by police are white, so it's really something that affects all Americans of every race. But by portraying it as an issue that only affects blacks, they've made blacks hate whites more, and whites feel ignored and in turn feel anger toward the system that is ignoring them. It's this whole divide and conquer thing while the actual problem goes unresolved, and continues to fester and get worse.

This shit really bothers me, but I don't know what to do other than open places like saidit where people can at least say the truth and communicate without swimming in propaganda. It's like a forest fire, it just perhaps has to burn itself out. I guess all I can really do is walk away, but that's what everyone is doing. And everyone who didn't is locked in a concrete cage somewhere.

Seems like leaving the US while the fire burns brightest might be a good idea, but who knows. There will be some place along this police state slippery-slope that I will eventually have to get off this crazy ride and go to a sane country. But if you wait too long you get too many people trying to do this all at once, and countries won't take more immigrants once it hits critical mass (similar as to happened in WW2) so it is possible to end up being stranded with no way to leave. It's important to make moves before things get to this state of existence.

Maybe it's also possible to just hide out somewhere like Idaho where no one gives a fuck too.

You didn't write too long, it was too the point for the overall picture; unfortunately, today, you've got to be very clear, or it's misconstrued, or even due to the overall tensions, misinterpreted.

On the issue of nationalized po-lice; I agree, we're just about there. They all dress militarized now, and also, for their protection, they get special concealed carry permit privileges via new legislation passed by Congress; it truly is a step towards a unified national po-lice by way of privilege above the rest of the serfs.

As far as leaving the US, it can be done, I've lived extensively outside the US, on my own, BUT, most foreigners, hate Americans. It can be worked out, and lived around, but it takes a degree of 'grey man'....

Likewise, and I don't know if you saw my IP, but I spend a great deal of my time in the Inland Northwest, and Idaho, I've got property in the mountains. What I discovered are that there are three types that live rural: the retirees, the working stiff, and also the misfits of society that couldn't handle being around other people.

The problem in my humble opinion is the last group. These are your meth heads, and dregs. They are truly dangerous, deceptive, and common; usually by way of screwing people, can talk a 'doable' game.

All in all at the end of the day, not wearing the proverbial 'grey hat', but the 'grey man' is a superior way to handle all said groups efficiently, as well as the po-lice.... I mean the leo's I've talked with lately seem to have their spidey senses up in regards to all the 'oddities' we're experiencing.

We live in interesting, and strange times; times that I think will put many feet to fire; fight, or flight.

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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I look at it like they are a wild animal. I respect them, keep my distance, and don't look at them. And I don't mess with them or even talk to them. It's too dangerous. We have subs like /s/policemisconduct to track things like this. Police in the US kill about 1200 people a year, and only 65 or so die in the line of duty. If it were a war, they'd call it a massacre.

And 1% of the US, over 3 million people, are locked in concrete cages right now. And another 1% are on probation from just having gotten out. This is record in both raw numbers, and per capita, in all of world history.

I don't know how anyone can look at the stats and think this is normal or acceptable. Especially when compared to other developed countries. The US is much closer to Brazil than western Europe when it comes to police murdering people.

Then the whole "thin blue line" thing, and now they have their own version of the American flag they put on their cars... not to mention all the militarization with all the military equipment they're gifted (with stipulations it must be used in 6 months or returned)... it's an absolute mess.

I wonder if it's just going to keep getting worse until the police are federalized, like happened in mexico a year ago.

A lot of people see it and there's been some reaction to it, but it's been diverted in to this "black lives matter" racial divide and conquer narrative, when 50% of people murdered by police are white, so it's really something that affects all Americans of every race. But by portraying it as an issue that only affects blacks, they've made blacks hate whites more, and whites feel ignored and in turn feel anger toward the system that is ignoring them. It's this whole divide and conquer thing while the actual problem goes unresolved, and continues to fester and get worse.

This shit really bothers me, but I don't know what to do other than open places like saidit where people can at least say the truth and communicate without swimming in propaganda. It's like a forest fire, it just perhaps has to burn itself out. I guess all I can really do is walk away, but that's what everyone is doing. And everyone who didn't is locked in a concrete cage somewhere.

Seems like leaving the US while the fire burns brightest might be a good idea, but who knows. There will be some place along this police state slippery-slope that I will eventually have to get off this crazy ride and go to a sane country. But if you wait too long you get too many people trying to do this all at once, and countries won't take more immigrants once it hits critical mass (similar as to happened in WW2) so it is possible to end up being stranded with no way to leave. It's important to make moves before things get to this state of existence.

Maybe it's also possible to just hide out somewhere like Idaho where no one gives a fuck too. There were plenty of places in the US during the 1860s civil war where you could be away from any actual danger or shortages.

I hate that I'm put in a position as an American where I even have to consider things like this though. Just makes me shake my head. The American empire is collapsing and I'm not sure I want to be around while the worst of it happens. It'd be like living in Russia in 1990 as the USSR collapsed, but worse because the American empire is so much more global so the fall will be so much farther. Not fun. Maybe it'll be like Britians 1919 empire collapse as well, and result in many proxy wars from the resulting power vacuum created by the empire implosion.

Sorry didn't mean to write so much... this topic really hits a nerve for me. These are the dirty gears that run the empire. When we can't trust the police at all, and they're a danger, that's a sign the empire is becoming more authoritarian.

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[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

American's overall trust the po-lice; so much so, they fail at realizing any interaction with them, can be used against you in court.

More people should realize this, and pay attention to the many video warnings posted to youtube by the ACLU.

I look at po-lice like a loaded gun, used with measure, and realization that it's not play time.

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think that's an accurate analysis. The people who don't trust the police, have had recent reasons not to trust the police. And those who do trust the police, have had trusting the police generally work out.

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[–]dark_devil_dd 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems like countries where totalitarian regimes were more recent have more distrust.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is a deaf driver's freedom map.

Map of US Military Bases Surrounding Iran. Who is threatening who? by magnora7 in maps

[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

i didn't say they were

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, but my point is one is clearly far more of a "threat" than the other one based on the history. The idea Iran is the only bad guy in this situation is just silly.

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[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

you don't have to coup the us government to be a threat

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The US is far more openly hostile to Iran than the other way around.

The US overthrew the Iranian government and installed their own in 1954, which lasted until the revolution in 1979. Iran has never even gotten close to overthrowing the US government. The US is the belligerent in this situation, not Iran. That much is quite clear just from the historical context.

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[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

iran is openly hostile to the us, it makes sense to contain a threat

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah they've only created 50 military bases completely boxing them in, and have been threatening them for 40 years. What could go wrong

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[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

they haven't invaded ergo no death squads

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

But invading and killing people in a foreign country in the name of "security" is. And that's exactly what they'd like to do with Iran, as the Pentagon has made abundantly clear, they just haven't had the chance yet. But they are sure prepared.

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[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

placing military installations around a state that is openly hostile is not equivalent to death squads

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not really... The US killed around 400,000 Iraqis. For "security". It's the same event seen from two different sides.

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[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

that's quite a reach

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not given the map.

One man's "security" is another man's "death squads" is my point.

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[–]Arkansas 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

non sequitur

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Death squads are probably deployed where "needed" as well, as is the nature of war.

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[–]VirtualMerlin 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Security is deployed where its needed.

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[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The neocon plan in visual form.

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[–]XYY 1 insightful - 4 fun1 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

i dont know what is really going on with Iran and USA,but i do know that i will be more fun watching"he Daily Show"tonight

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[–]KirksNipple 4 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Those bases wouldn't have to be there, if Iran wasn't so belligerent to international peace.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's not altogether surprising. But the average +10% extra lifespan is higher than I would have guessed.

I can imagine at a couple of factors that affect this.

  • Closer knit social networks (also more insular communities)
  • An increased social expectation of elder care by their family (even to extended family)
  • Shorter average height (this is a longevity asset; tall people rarely live to see 90)
  • Most of my Asian friends and their families cook from scratch on a regular basis (Asian food (not american food they buy hotdogs, burgers, and buns etc. like everyone else)

I'm not sure about the extent of correlation vs. causality.

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interestingly though, Asian-Americans are expected to live a whole EIGHT years longer than American whites: https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/life-expectancy-by-re/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

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[–]HibikiBlack 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Even when Chavez was still alive and the oil prices were at 100$ + it was already hard finding things like milk and sugar. He wasted the oil boom by making himself and his family rich.

Chavez boosted the whole time about being a Castro loving communist Magnora...

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Source?

I don't have one handy. Doesn't mean I'm wrong. And I'm not interested in pursuing this further beyond this comment. Sorry, I'm just not.

There is a terrible history of the KKK centered in Ohio and spread around the North, though this was more after the War Of Northern Aggression. Being a living slave may have been worse than getting killed. Maybe not. I guess it depends on a case by case basis. Granted not everyone was killed or enslaved. But there's a difference between being a free target and a property slave - the latter has "value" and would be protected and fed.

Before, during, and after the Civil War a LOT of Black folks came to Southern Ontario. They even had a whole town near the small city of Chatham. Even though Windsor has the mildest winters in Canada, I can tell you it still gets cold. And back then no one wanted to feed, house, or deal with the Black folks, much less even give them jobs. So they were stuck between a rock and a hard cold hungry place. Many were sold a story of freedom. They weren't told about the rejection, starvation, weather, and other problems, including violence.

I don't know which is worse overall. If you keep your head down, shut up and do your work, maybe your life isn't as bad as a slave. Maybe not. I suspect every case is as different as every master. I also suspect there were greater trends too.

I've been working on several projects for years. Two of them, plus their development management, I recently started as restricted subs here - plus one sub to discuss the content published in those three. These are huge and I want to focus all my efforts on them as I think they're more important to society than my several other screenplays and projects, though they also have their lessons.

One of these other projects is called "The Rendezvous". It was an old roadhouse that I lived down the road from, here in Windsor, Ontario, across the lake from Detroit. It has a deep rich history surrounding it. My completely fictional screenplay focuses on 3 generations of a Black family that worked in and around The Rendezvous. I'm also borrowing and embedding a lot of real history from the region, its history, and similar establishments. My story covers rum-running, the Purple Gang, the Detroit Riot of 1943, MoTown, and the Riot of 1967. I've also created back histories that covers some of what I mentioned above, though they may only come up in passing or in the background (ie. set decoration, or character context).

In many ways I should follow this one up sooner because all the boomers and older are kicking the bucket and their views will be lost forever soon. But while this story has some good stuff in it, I don't think it's as important as my these ones. Nor is it hard history, so I'm not critically worried about the details so much as the characters and the different way of life back then.

Further, I have it outlined, but I need to do more historical research into the 1943 riot to better integrate it. It is suppressed history. WWII had lots of white guys facing hell in Europe. Meanwhile the Black folks at home were facing hell in the factories. Massive exploitation, abuses, and repression lead to the unrest and lives lost.

The TV series Boardwalk Empire came on the scene it kinda inspired me and took away my thunder in many ways. My story is not focused on the gangsters as most movies are. The fact is it was just a part of a very life and time for everyone in this area 100 years ago, mostly forgotten.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As I said before the North kept their slaves longer than the South.

Source?

The North was and is OFTEN much worse than the South regarding racism, unfairness, systemic inequality, etc.

I agree that things were/are bad in the North, and as bad in many regards.

But worse than slavery?

Worse how, exactly? Please provide specifics, cause being a slave always seemed like misfortune-bedrock to me. What could be worse?

Gettingg whipped/murdered, or having your children sold off, etc.; by someone who claims to legally own you. How does it get worse than that.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can cite anything to make a point.

Do you thing the American people want a giant Prison Industrial Complex?

Do you thing the American people want countless endless wars?

Do you thing the American media and politicians back then were more trustworthy?

Of course slavery was not good and some people wanted it another way.

Of course there were deeper broader contexts for events.

As I said before the North kept their slaves longer than the South. The North was and is OFTEN much worse than the South regarding racism, unfairness, systemic inequality, etc. Ohio and Michigan were BAD. Some say Detroit, Michigan is a chocolate town, like Atlanta, but on many fronts it's worse through history. To this day Flint, and countless other cities across the US have poisoned water. This is not by accident.

I can't believe you believe the propaganda.

The government will protect you from the government.

Ya, right.

Come on man, think. For yourself.

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[–]Clevergirl42 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh yes. Food preferences has a lot to do with this combined with weather trends. The areas with the highest life expectancy eat healthy and have good weather so they can go outside year round. Except NY. Idk what's going on there.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Well the honest folks of Mississippi clearly state otherwise.

It has grown until it denies the right of property in slaves, and refuses protection to that right on the high seas, in the Territories, and wherever the government of the United States had jurisdiction.

It refuses the admission of new slave States into the Union, and seeks to extinguish it by confining it within its present limits, denying the power of expansion.

It tramples the original equality of the South under foot.

It has nullified the Fugitive Slave Law in almost every free State in the Union, and has utterly broken the compact, which our fathers pledged their faith to maintain.

It advocates negro equality, socially and politically, and promotes insurrection and incendiarism in our midst.

Also, the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments were ratified after the war

They are called Reconstruction Amendments (13, 14, & 15) and they protect citizens from the government of the states.

This group of Amendments are referred to as the "Reconstruction Amendments," as they were adopted in the aftermath of the United States Civil War. These amendments were monumental, because where the Bill of Rights protected the people from the federal government, Amendments 13, 14, and 15 protected them from the government of their states.

Three amendments concerning slavery and human rights after the civil war.

Zero amendments concerning anything else after the final war.

That's a 20% increase is not an oversimplification.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It wasn't all about it. That's FAAAAAR too simplistic and naive. If anything simplistic it was more about retaining dominance and control.

Think about it. "I'm going to kill you to make you free." It doesn't make any sense then and it doesn't make any sense when they say that shit now, in Iraq, Syria, Venezuela, or anywhere. The Civil War was not civil.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Shorter lifespan because of economic Injustice.
Eating garbage food with zero healthcare or economic stability.

The economic situation is to this day so bad, that in recent year the avg life expectancy for white males has declined.
For the first time in Western history; absent of a war.

And it's definitely worse for the African American community. The ethnic/economic heat maps will definitely overlay 1:1.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The civil war was definitely about slavery.

A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.

There were many other interests with their own agendas. Regardless, bslavery had primacy.

Most other confed states secession docs mention the importance of slavery there economy; but had a sense of history with an understanding of how statements about slavery might appear in the future.

Mississippi DGAF!.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Slaves is not the reason.

The US Constitution forbids slavery - except in prisons.

There's lots of "reasons" why the USA has the biggest slave prison population in the world.

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[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That whole war over slavery is a modern myth. The north had slaves after the south didn't. It was a War of Norther Aggression to keep them from seceding and to centralize all power.

Most of the people who fought and died in that war didn't have slaves or care to protect its systemic use.

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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was thinking it might have to do with black people having a shorter lifespan. The maps match up: https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/united_states/1990census_black.jpg

But you might be right, it may be diet-related. It's probably a whole bunch of factors

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[–]guest75 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I would like to see this map overlaid with popularity of fried food & sweet tea by state

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I think that the slave Masters didn't think much higher of the common white folks.

Plus there's a slave labor/ slave oppression culture which benefits the wealthy.

It's used to drive down wages, create tension, and divide/conquer.
The local white community is also victimised by this.

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[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, they are still emotionally and morally affected from the days of slavery which increases stress and lowers the mean lfe expectancy?

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Former slavery states.

TX, VG, and FL are the only former slave states in yellow.

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[–]Jesus 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

fried food

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[–]HopeThatHalps 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

intact psychologically

overrated

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[–]Zettelkittel 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

At its largest, Rothschild's collection included 300,000 bird skins, 200,000 birds' eggs, 2,250,000 butterflies and 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of mammals, reptiles and fishes.

Collecting dead bodies as a hobby? That guy must have been very intact psychologically. Not.

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[–]dark_devil_dd 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Any explanation as for that variance? is vegetation denser and darker to the south?

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[–]dark_devil_dd 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I also recall Chavez had many populist measures, namely redistribution of land. That land went to people who in many cases had no experience or means to use it effectively, thus diminishing productivity and a policy of controlling prices. Later, the consequences of such policies were labeled "The Maduro diet"

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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Out of curiosity I read about that Rothschild's giraffe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothschild%27s_giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi was named after the Tring Museum's founder, Walter Rothschild,[2] and is also known as the Baringo giraffe, after the Lake Baringo area of Kenya,[3] or as the Ugandan giraffe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Rothschild,_2nd_Baron_Rothschild

At its largest, Rothschild's collection included 300,000 bird skins, 200,000 birds' eggs, 2,250,000 butterflies and 30,000 beetles, as well as thousands of specimens of mammals, reptiles and fishes. They formed the largest zoological collection ever amassed by a private individual.

Also the guy this giraffe is named after, is the guy the Balfour Declaration was sent to from the British Government, the Declaration that created Israel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration

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[–]worm 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

On the contrary, I think that it was Chavez who created the scenario we see today, with Maduro being nothing more than a clueless dolt who exacerbated an already-volatile situation.

By failing to diversity sources of income while simultaneously spending far beyond the means of his government, Chavez ensured that an inevitable fall in oil prices would devastate Venezuela. By the time of his death, the cracks were already showing in the facade of Venezuelan wealth, and only a profoundly stupid man would have taken up the leadership afterwards to face the impending doom.

Certainly, Maduro has not resolved the financial crisis of his country, but by the time he came into power an economic crisis was already all but inevitable.

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think Chavez was Ok, but it's all falling apart under Maduro

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[–]roc 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Because it's closest. Their other neighbours have large jungles on the border.

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[–]Optimus85 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not sure how accurate or credible this article is but I always thought of Chavez as a man of the people for the people and not a volatile-tempered dictator: https://theconversation.com/how-todays-crisis-in-venezuela-was-created-by-hugo-chavezs-revolutionary-plan-61474

10% of the Venezuelan population left the country in the last 3 years, this is where they went. by magnora7 in maps

[–]fred_red_beans 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think a large reason people are leaving is due to the economic situation: Trump's Sanctions Have Cost Venezuela $6B Since August 2017

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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder why Colombia is the top choice? Physical proximity seems part of it, but Guyana doesn't have many at all.

Also interesting about the Venezuelans going back to the motherland of Spain. Hah. That'd be like an American moving to England, language is the same but a bit different, original colonizer country, etc.

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[–]dark_devil_dd 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It has really become an utopia.

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[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That is true.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Recognizing you need self-improvement doesn't mean you've improved. But at least it's a first step.

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[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I can't believe we're dissecting and debating a pun.

I need to learn to pick my battles. Woo self-improvement!

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most people overestimate their own awareness.

Oh, now that's a different thing. IQ doesn't generally measure that.

No, it support my premise that most people are stupider than you may think.

I didn't say "close to below". I said close to stupider.

I can't believe we're dissecting and debating a pun.

I'm done.

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[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most people overestimate their own awareness.

Oh, now that's a different thing. IQ doesn't generally measure that.

Would you be happier if I said 105 is close to 99.

No. I'd be happier if you said 105 is close to 100. "Close to below" is useless. "Close to the boundary between above and below" is slightly less useless. "Close to average" is more useful, because it's both a useful value and not misrepresented.

And a better name would be something like "pedant4norealpurpose" because it has a 4 in it.

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[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, there certainly are "corrections" that are fake. But there are others that are valid. It's really easy to do it wrong, though, so it's easier to get the right answer by discarding data instead of correcting it.

I'd like to see what would happen if someone spent five years gathering data without plotting it… seeing whether it was good data, making corrections where necessary (without forcing it to fit the trend, because they haven't yet seen the trend), discarding the bad data, and only then plotted it. But, sadly, nobody's going to do that, and I've got "better things" (heh, like there are better things) to do.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Cynical but true. Most people overestimate their own awareness.

Myself included.

Would you be happier if I said 105 is close to 99. That's still a metric fucktonne. Close is subjective. My point is made regardless.

wizzwizz4 should rename to nitpick2much

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's why it's a scam.

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[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What you're saying is technically correct, but cynical and misleading. I've only had a rudimentary look at statistics, but even I know that "110 is still very close to 99" isn't a useful observation.

It's more accurate to say that over half of the population is within ~15% of the average intelligence, as measured by IQ scores.

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[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can't do that, either.

The only thing you can correct for (if I'm not forgetting something) are systematic inaccuracies (e.g. your thermometer was set so that 2°C read 0°C). You can't correct for imprecision, like in the claim above.

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[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Half of everyone is stupider than average and most of the rest are really close to being stupider.

https://expressiveepicurean.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/iq_bell_curve.gif <--[click "gif"]

Most folks are between 85 and 115. 110 is still very close to 99.

I'm not that smart at only 130, barely a Genius, far from 140 Mensa. (*According to a high school test c.1987.)

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good find.

I like how they "correct" the weather for the Climate Change Scam too.

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[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'd like to take an IQ test that Africans devise and see how well or poorly I do.

I'd also like to take one of their tests that favours their culture.

Chad and his frat brothers know what a regatta is even if they've only been to a few. Kids from the ghettos haven't. And I'm quite sure most in India and Africa don't even know what it is. Having "regatta" in an IQ test is a sure way to skew the test.

Windsor Yacht Club has their races every Wednesday.

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[–]Timmy 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Damn right!

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[–]Snow 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

The map of the ability to follow orders.

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[–]HeyImSancho 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've read through all currrent 12 comments; very interesting. The map somewhat follows the world by way of development it looks like. I actually think it's somewhat fair. There's no fairness in IQ, or ability, and I do think it's related to 'tribe', demographics, and even sociology.

On that note though, IQ testing seems really jaded to me, and there are different forms of intelligence out there. I mean, I've seen a retarded guy come up with 'the solution' when three normal men were also analyzing.

Shoot, intelligence, and ideas may not be any better than what some alien beams into our husks.

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[–]HopeThatHalps 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The map looks accurate to me.

Oh, lucky us, we have a resident expert on the subject.

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[–]happysmash27 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

More precise (in location) and historical data would be really interesting for this. Why, for example, does China seem to have such a higher average IQ than India?

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[–]wizzwizz4 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I've found the site this is from. It basically took established data and tweaked it:

To my mind the best addition is to have an additional column where country IQs are given corrected for sample size and data quality.

This… isn't how statistics work. You can't do this.

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[–]HoppeanAncap 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

seems like japan is smart as fuck

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[–]Timmy 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why? The average IQ of the US is 100. Subsaharan Africa is 65. Japan is about 110. The map looks accurate to me.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The test is given in english.

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[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

To be fair, some IQ tests include reading comprehension et al. They haven't said which tests and metrics they're using though, and it doesn't seem to match up to any of the admittedly low-quality lists I've found online.

I'm giving up on trying to justify this map until we get a proper source for the data.

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[–]wizzwizz4 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Green actually means "average".

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[–]Sylexis 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Didn't go to the site. But if green means high, I absolutely call BS on U.S. being green.

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[–]flippermode 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I came here thinking that iq stood for something I didn't know. No way this is legit data!

I love how Africa is just the dumbest place in the world. /s

I really call bs on this map.

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[–]wizzwizz4 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also, it doesn't seem like the IQ score is properly normalised; 100 should be the mean average, but it doesn't look like that's the case here. Data seems fake.

Edit: Or they could've normalised it based on a US IQ score. There are other issues with the data, though.

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[–]HopeThatHalps 15 insightful - 2 fun15 insightful - 1 fun16 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

There's no way a standardized dataset relating to IQ exists for every nation on Earth. Much of this must be made up.

*** here is more info on the "dataset" https://www.researchgate.net/project/Worlds-IQ

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[–]beltalowda 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, you're right, the Missouri basin sort of correlates, but not really a perfect match. Hunting buffalo makes a lot of sense. Thanks! :)

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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's because that's the tribe's native land as they defined it. They tracked buffalo so they needed the land to be able to follow the herds of buffalo around.

Here's the water basins in the US: https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/web/102583_web.jpg

It kind of roughly correlates to the Missouri basin, but not really.

Here's the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Fort_Laramie_(1851)

It says the treaty was violated because one tribe attacked another tribe that were supposed to share the land, 9 native nations participated in the contract. But broke it almost immediately by attacking each other, apparently.

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[–]beltalowda 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is Lakotah shaped that way because it's in a watershed? I've always thought it seemed weird that the US didn't draw state borders based on watersheds.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's wildly distorted.

Greenland is big but it's not as big as the continental North America. A globe or Google Earth will provide a better image.

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[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah it's more like the size of the US rather than almost the size of Russia like it looks normally lol

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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Whoa... Canada is much smaller than I had in my head due to this projection.

U.S. backed coups in Latin America: Costa Rica 1948, Guatemala 1954, Paraguay 1954, Brazil 1964, Peru 1968, Chile 1973, Uruguay 1973, Argentina 1976, El Salvador 1979, Nicaragua 1981, Panama 1989 (invaded), Venezuela: 2002... by magnora7 in maps

[–]trevmon 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yeah you can tell they have had control for a while, but periodically do these events for many reasons, 9/11 was to help pal silverstein who had an asbestos ridden building, but also to get many to support the patriot act and wars. They could have done the patriot act and wars whether people supported it or not, just better to have full support than to not.

U.S. backed coups in Latin America: Costa Rica 1948, Guatemala 1954, Paraguay 1954, Brazil 1964, Peru 1968, Chile 1973, Uruguay 1973, Argentina 1976, El Salvador 1979, Nicaragua 1981, Panama 1989 (invaded), Venezuela: 2002... by magnora7 in maps

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, the police state (third) coup.

1st: Fed (Wilson)

2nd: Kennedy assassination (CIA takeover, Beginning of Israeli infiltration)

3rd: 9/11 + Patriot Act police state. (Israeli (not jewish) power consolidation)

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[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I believe windings or coils do have a magnetic orientation, but it is local and not tied or orientated to the earths geomagnetic orientation.

Large electromagnetic waves can overload coils causing them to fry though. A large electromagnetic storm from the sun hitting the earth could cause widespread disruption in this manner and it could take some time to manufacture replacement transformers/coils.

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[–]SundogsPlace 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is something to pay attention to. It's been a long time, but I believe all windings(motor/generator), have geomagnetic orientation. When this baby flips, things might be way different.

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[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

there are some funny pearls in there :-)

murderers and socialists

sadistic wet bastard

broke commies

:-)

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[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree, the more data the better. Too bad it's not for the whole world, county by county, that'd be super interesting

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[–]Drizzt 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Stuff like this should really include places like Puerto Rico and the virgin islands since they are still technically US territory.