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Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th June 2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
OK. Interestingly enough, these are all from a...

OK. Interestingly enough, these are all from a thread in which you were active. Good example of selective blindness, varwoche.







Do please highlight the parts of these posts that...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th June 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Is your assessment. Without evidence, it's just...

Is your assessment. Without evidence, it's just more blah blah blah, though.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th June 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
If you're not feigning ignorance, and genuinely...

If you're not feigning ignorance, and genuinely want to know, I can list those posts for you- but in the General UK thread, so as not to derail this one.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th June 2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Look back over this thread, and the General UK...

Look back over this thread, and the General UK Politics thread, and see how many unevidenced assertions there are. These assertions are allowed to pass unchallenged because they fit the general...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th June 2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
This is a politics thread. All I have to do is...

This is a politics thread. All I have to do is say you're wrong, and my job is done. Don't expect me to debate details or provide evidence. No-one else does, so why should I?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th June 2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
The left has been screaming about the Tories...

The left has been screaming about the Tories wanting to privatise the NHS for decades now. It wasn't true back then, and it still isn't true now.
I could provide evidence, but as the political...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 01:49 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Cosmic Yak
I've been a vegetarian for many years. I have...

I've been a vegetarian for many years. I have lost count of the number of times meat-eaters have told me that carrots scream when they're pulled from the ground.
Yup, they open their tiny carroty...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Absolute bilge.

Absolute bilge.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 05:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
That does not show that the Conservatives are...

That does not show that the Conservatives are opposed to education or suspicious of teachers. If you use that logic, it would mean that the cuts in defence spending meant that they were opposed to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 61,695
Posted By Cosmic Yak
No, I added context to the word to show what I...

No, I added context to the word to show what I meant by it, and you disregarded that context.



I think you are confusing 'using ancient monarchic powers' with 'attempting to influence'.


...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 61,695
Posted By Cosmic Yak
:dl:

:dl:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
We are now some time into post-Brexit, so again I...

We are now some time into post-Brexit, so again I will ask you for examples. I'm not saying this isn't happening, but this kind of unevidenced assertion is not what I call scepticism.




Have...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Come on- this is anecdotal, and you know it. I do...

Come on- this is anecdotal, and you know it. I do wonder why the normal standards of scepticism are suspended when it comes to politics.
Do you have any factual examples?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 61,695
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Captain Swoop is right. CFK- you snipped the...

Captain Swoop is right.
CFK- you snipped the full context of my use of the word 'interfere', so as to significantly change its meaning. And, actually, 'changing the rules' is so close to...
Forum: USA Politics 8th June 2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 69,827
Posted By Cosmic Yak
He should call it 'Mein Trumpf'.

He should call it 'Mein Trumpf'.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th June 2022, 02:01 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,043
Posted By Cosmic Yak
There are better definitions than those in the...

There are better definitions than those in the dictionary.
One of the internationally accepted definitions was drafted by the IHRA...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
I'll repeat my question: have you read The Sun...

I'll repeat my question: have you read The Sun lately? For that matter, have you read The Mirror lately?



Or, categorising the views of the white working class as hateful and intolerant without...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
This word is getting bandied about quite a lot...

This word is getting bandied about quite a lot here, but without much substance attached.
In what way are working-class Britons 'downtrodden'?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Looking back at your post, I've realised you've...

Looking back at your post, I've realised you've not answered the point I was querying.
This is not about traditional Labour voters or voting areas, or even about the policies of the two main...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th June 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,474
Posted By Cosmic Yak
I tried and failed to find any media outlet that...

I tried and failed to find any media outlet that was prepared to quote what she actually said, presumably out of fear of reprisals.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th June 2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
The idea that the Conservatives have appealed to...

The idea that the Conservatives have appealed to the working classes is not a new one. Thatcher also drew a lot of support from them too.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th June 2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Is this true? Without going back over previous...

Is this true?
Without going back over previous well-trodden ground too much, my impression was that, in the last general election, many Labour voters switched to Conservative because of Corbyn.
Now...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th June 2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,289
Posted By Cosmic Yak
The Lib-Dems say they might do this. Labour 'is...

The Lib-Dems say they might do this. Labour 'is considering its options', whatever the heck that means.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 6th June 2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
What allegiance have I shown? As for that...

What allegiance have I shown?

As for that report, it is a) irrelevant to the topic at hand and b) laughable anyway: quoting the Daily Mail, which is an appalling rag, and quoting them saying in a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,792
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Did you read the link?

Did you read the link?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,641
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Well, one victory narrative he could use is to...

Well, one victory narrative he could use is to say there are no more Nazis in the Ukrainian government.
Mission Accomplished! :D
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th June 2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 61,695
Posted By Cosmic Yak
I'm not sure she has changed any rules. The...

I'm not sure she has changed any rules.
The last monarch, to my knowledge, who interfered to that extent in politics and legislation was Victoria.
Nowadays, it simply doesn't happen.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 6th June 2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
[/QUOTE] First, let's be clear about what...

[/QUOTE]

First, let's be clear about what we're discussing here: the topic is whether the media should be obliged to be factual, and how that obligation can be enforced.
Your objection was that...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th June 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,043
Posted By Cosmic Yak
That one's behind a paywall, but there's more...

That one's behind a paywall, but there's more detail here.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-an-icc-investigation-of-israel-would-be-pure-anti-semitism/
Now, Netanyahu was a nightmare, and a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th June 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,227
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Wait- you want to talk about the age gap between...

Wait- you want to talk about the age gap between Mary and Joseph? What about the age gap between Mary and the God who impregnated her? :jaw-dropp
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 5th June 2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,806
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Do you then accept that Macron is not how you...

Do you then accept that Macron is not how you painted him?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th June 2022, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 61,695
Posted By Cosmic Yak
And were they?

And were they?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 5th June 2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Did you read the comments on that site? All about...

Did you read the comments on that site? All about telecom companies: nothing I saw about their regulation of the media.
Also, the public input is not restricted to OfCom. There is also the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th June 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,806
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Once again, reality poses some awkward questions...

Once again, reality poses some awkward questions to Gaetan, this time with regard to his comments on President Macron.



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61691816

Gaetan: any comment?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th June 2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,043
Posted By Cosmic Yak
The only time I hear this is when anti-semites...

The only time I hear this is when anti-semites are defending their anti-semitism.
I have not yet seen an examples of legitimate criticism of Israel being labelled as anti-semitism. In fact, the...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 4th June 2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
As a further thought on this, the comparison with...

As a further thought on this, the comparison with Russia has shown us that it is indeed possible to escape propaganda bubbles.
The media under Putin is very tightly controlled, and dissent is...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 4th June 2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Except that it isn't doomed: it does appear to...

Except that it isn't doomed: it does appear to work.
The UK has a multi-layered system composed of independent regulators and OfCom. There are investigations into content and conduct, and also ways...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th June 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Cosmic Yak
No, I get that rats are different from people. :)...

No, I get that rats are different from people. :)



Yeah, I wasn't much convinced by that myself.



And these are my thoughts, too. In vitro, and also animal testing, are generally...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,792
Posted By Cosmic Yak
It actually makes for an interesting comparison. ...

It actually makes for an interesting comparison.
Looking at the gun laws for the US Virgin Islands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands), a few things stand...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd June 2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,641
Posted By Cosmic Yak
As we have now learned, there was no agreement in...

As we have now learned, there was no agreement in 2021.
Nor was there ever an agreement.
Once again, a failed claim.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Not sure what the problem is with the links- I've...

Not sure what the problem is with the links- I've tried them all, and they all work for me.
As for the articles linked to, they are all published research (though one is a thesis), on what appear to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 3rd June 2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Indeed. A spread of inputs, and trustworthy ones...

Indeed. A spread of inputs, and trustworthy ones at that, would seem to be the way forward.
I've said before- elsewhere- that dismissing an article because it's on a dodgy website is not what I call...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 2,792
Posted By Cosmic Yak
The first source was to show the trend of US...

The first source was to show the trend of US homicide rates over time.
The Wikipedia page was to show the US in the context of global homicide rates.



Yeah, what the hell is going on in the US...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Solfeggio frequencies and the Schumann Resonance

I saw a post about 528Hz being the 'love frequency' on FB, and assumed it was pseudo-scientific rubbish.
However, a little digging has revealed that there may be something to this.
Briefly, the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,641
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Citation needed.

Citation needed.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,176
Views: 36,641
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Curious that you have not provided a link for...

Curious that you have not provided a link for these documents.
Oh, wait- no, it isn't.
If, by some miracle, you do actually provide some support for your claim, be sure to attach a copy of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,843
Posted By Cosmic Yak
It's only an odd question if you exclude the...

It's only an odd question if you exclude the important part of the question, which was 'racial strife which was not the result of oppression or discrimination, but purely begun because of race.'...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 2nd June 2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
There was an annoying buzzing sound, but I've...

There was an annoying buzzing sound, but I've fixed that now.
Aaah, that's better!
Now, where were we?
Oh, yes: would you say your experience was unique, or do you think other...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 2nd June 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,388
Posted By Cosmic Yak
Oh, and feel free to come up with a solution to...

Oh, and feel free to come up with a solution to your country's problems that doesn't involve shooting each other. Any time you're ready.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 15,843
Posted By Cosmic Yak
This was the request.

This was the request.
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