David the Gnome
@davidthegnomeActive 16 hours ago
Even if Iran did develop the capability – would they nuke Israel? They have to know that that would mean their obliteration. So far, Iran has been very careful for many years to avoid war with the U.S. They know what happened in Iraq.
There may be some fanatics who would want to, but I have my doubts that the authorities in Iran would la…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Elon Musk's Neuralink: We taught a monkey to play Pong with its mind in the forum Science and Environment 16 hours ago
The idea that we could connect to machines in such a way… well, it presents a great many possibilities, along with moral and ethical questions.
Still, this is a far cry from convincing humanoid robots, advanced AI or the Borg. From what I can tell, it is currently being developed and used to help people with issues of paralysis and…[Read more]
It is strange, some times. What they call anxiety and panic attacks can be so damnably unpredictable. I’ve been experiencing so much more than usual lately. I’ve reconnected with my son, who has been in and out of the hospital for a lot of the same reasons I was as a younger man – saying he wants to die. Now I don’t think he, or I, really wan…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Ukraine, Taiwan…Two prong US aggression toward Russia and China in the forum General Discussion 1 day ago
Could turn into something much worse. For now, what I see is a lot of high muckety mucks shaking their dicks at each other. Yet, until one side either fires one of those nukes or actually declares war…
I don’t know. We can really only hope that wiser minds prevail – or perhaps count on their greed and lust for power. They want to rule and…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Russia’s Military Buildup Next to Donbass Is Intended to Be Seen in the forum General Discussion 1 week ago
With any certainty, what will happen. My gut feeling tells me that another world war is coming. It will likely be between the east and the West. I am not sure anything short of a miracle can stop it.
It was one thing when it was cold war with the Soviet Union… but this is something else. Hubris. It is the United States believing it is the…[Read more]
I have tried to live in denial for quite some time. To deny what my own senses, my own thoughts and feelings indicate to me is the truth. In a rare moment of genuine honesty, I must admit that I think we are heading straight for the ultimate stupidity. As Nations continue to build ever more powerful weapons, weapons that could wipe out the wo…[Read more]
That the U.S. and Russia will go to war – mainly for the reason that anyone with half a brain could predict the likely conclusion. The leading oligarchs hunger for money, power and control – but they do not want dystopia.
No, I think this is likely more about financial maneuvers taking place behind the curtain.
I could be wrong, but to me, the…[Read more]
That when they passed the 600 earlier, I got it within a few days, but this one? I tried the tracking tool, which just tells me the IRS hasn’t gotten to it yet.
The SSA commissioner said something about not getting funding, but lawmakers said that was bull. So, I don’t know. Seems like there should be a way to at least make a report or so…[Read more]
If I understand correctly, those who filed taxes may have gotten their stimulus already. I don’t get enough in a year that I have to.
If I’m reading things right, about thirty million in that type of situation are waiting.
At first, I wasn’t worried about the wait. If I recall correctly, it was signed by Biden on March 11. So, most of the people I know have gotten their stimulus payments. Tens of millions haven’t – and the reason? As I’ve been checking the updates on this… apparently the SSA (social security administration) was asked two weeks prior to the sig…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic The US military is poisoning communities across the US w/toxic chemicals/US News in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks ago
“Disadvantaged communitues”. By which they mean poor neighborhoods. I suspect the Guardian heard it from a whistle blower in the military. The big brass likely don’t give a shit – but those doing the work might.
I wish this surprised me. As far as the upper crust and the idiots that control the information go, the poor are useful for can…[Read more]
For anyone who hasn’t seen the latest headlines, Russiagate has once again got the “intelligence community” (questionably intelligent, not a community) hamsters running in their damn wheels again. Biden has called Putin a killer, Putin called Biden other things off camera, no doubt. The U.S. is also implementing sanctions on Chinese officials d…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic Biden White House Sandbags Staffers, Sidelines Dozens for Pot Use in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
This is about the money. The war on drugs is huge money – and not just for drug dealers. Do you know how much money gets seized every year that is supposedly (or even truly) the result of illegal marijuana sale? How much product? Billions of dollars – and millions of cannabis plants. Yet they have their uses, as we know. Somehow, I reall…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic 'Everyone In, Nobody Out': Jayapal, Dingell Introduce Medicare for All Act With 112 Co-Sponsors in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks ago
Perhaps not in the next few years, but it has majority support and – more importantly for politics, it is a winning issue for candidates. Fact of the matter is, our healthcare system can’t keep bleeding us like this.
We can’t afford it. Reform – I would bet the 50 dollars currently in my checking account that some type of universal coverage w…[Read more]
That was one of the most awkward conversations I have had in quite some time. She used a lot of words to say things that, to me, seemed like bull shit – not that she was lying – but that what she said made no damn sense. It has rather tightened my tinfoil hat this morning.
I was told that the Governor and the CDC are encouraging more in p…[Read more]
That also might be giving too much credibility to malice though. I think most of those involved in the riot were as they seemed – pissed off right wingers. Did Pelosi or Schumer know and help orchestrate it?
I don’t know – but I haven’t seen any evidence beyond anecdotal to suggest that may be the case. Pelosi and Schumer are bad enough as it…[Read more]
But a thing that may be necessary at some point. No one with a damn bit of sense wants a scenario in which martial law is actually declared, let alone for good reason.
I have to wonder though.. things have become so polarized now, so absurd – particularly when we consider groups (or at least the conspiracy theories of) like…[Read more]
David the Gnome replied to the topic In 2018, Diplomats Warned of Risky Coronavirus Experiments in a Wuhan Lab. No One Listened. in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
I was told by someone recently that “if you don’t believe the stories in mainstream media, you’re paranoid”. I had to laugh. I’ve known journalists who would tell me that that was total bull shit. Most anyone with any amount of critical thinking skill would quickly realize that. Simply put, there is rarely such a thing (at least such a thi…[Read more]
Restrictions – under sane circumstances, would have been implemented and mandated well before they were. Thanks largely to our idiots in congress, state governors and the President, that didn’t happen.
From the beginning, this has been a disaster in so many ways.
Eventually, assuming we approach something resembling herd…[Read more]
What the veterans who fought in world war II and witnessed the horrors of concentration camps would think of this. Or what those still among the living do think of it.
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