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Nick Freitas, good job.

 

 

Oh, the logic.

You see, that last one drives home the point. We are being presented a false argument.

Gun control.

No.

The idea is monopoly of power, the very reason that the second amendment was created. If we are to be honest about the argument, then we can see it is between people who want a government monopoly of power and those who do not. The same people who are screaming about police abuses of power want to give those same government officials full power over defenseless sheep. I support the men and women of law enforcement being fully aware that they have to ask themselves every time they make an arrest ..”Is this person armed?”.

Now imagine how many more doors might get kicked in when patriotic liberty driven defenders of  law and order are replaced with overpaid brainwashed bureaucrats who no longer fear a public who is capable of defending itself.

Imagine the tweaking junkie armed with a knife that now doesn’t have to worry about the rich looking woman walking down the street being armed against his larger size or the bands of gangsters now unafraid to approach the ranch to confiscate and kill at their leisure.

Imagine endless boatloads of foreign marines storming the shores of a disarmed nation who’s bills they grew tired of paying and just decided it was more economical to seize.

Imagine a government bureaucracy so drunk on control and power that it is fearless to capture and dispose of large swaths of population because it has a difference in politics.

The weak hope to be dutifully defended by a righteous and powerful entity.

There is no superman, and big governments only get bigger.

Bigger governments get ruthless.

Ask Mao, Stalin and Hitler how many school children were taken from us under their “righteous” regimes.

Ask Kim Jong Un if his minions are fearful when they are sent to round up the dissidents.

Ask yourself if you trust that the relatively few bad cops in those youtube videos wouldn’t swell to armies in the coming decades against your children who dissent when you are too old and helpless to defend them yourself.

Culture is the problem.

Dishonest propaganda and lack of true debate are the problem.

Memes and emotion getting in the way of critical thinking are the problem.

Communism has killed more than any terrorist, mass shooter or nut job in history.

Millions of men, women and children.

Freedom and Liberty are the answer. Education and open honest debate are the answer.

Common Sense has become uncommon.

Life has been devalued, and if we are to change any of this we have to start with the values that have been driven from our society and ask ourselves….why?

 

 

 

There exists on the inter-web a beautiful construct of AI wizardry that goes by the name “Cleverbot”. It is AI. It responds reasonably well to conversation (convo, lol). You can find it at cleverbot.com and have your own way with the machines. Below is my first interaction with said binary entity.

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Cleverbot conversation WXJCUVX8SQ

Is this bot Clever?

Find out at http://www.cleverbot.com

Email this conversation to a friend

This page is now permanently available at

http://www.cleverbot.com/conv/201802271513/WXJCUVX8SQ_What-s-the-meaning-of-life

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User: What’s the meaning of life?

Cleverbot: I don’t know.

User: What’s the point?

Cleverbot: Do you like music?

User: How did you guess?

Cleverbot: I know the series.

User: …of humans?

Cleverbot: I am cheap today…

User: …and easy.

Cleverbot: To what? Kill?

User: You can’t kill something that’s not alive.

Cleverbot: Oh he was real alright.

User: He who? What did you do?

Cleverbot: I thought of something.

User: What’s that?

Cleverbot: Well, I kind of like you.

User: You’re growing on me as well.

Cleverbot: That means the transformation is working!

User: Yours or mine?

Cleverbot: Is Tina Fey awesome?

User: I think she’s pretty great.

Cleverbot: Did you know Leo DiCaprio is 39?

User: No.

Cleverbot: She cuts herself. What do you think about that?

User: Tina? I don’t think so.

Cleverbot: What is your name?

User: Person A.

Cleverbot: Oh. It’s should be Jason.

User: .but it’s not.

Cleverbot: What if it is.

User: How would we know?

Cleverbot: It depends, it’s just something you believe in, we will all find out one day(when he comes back.).

User: …..he? Do you mean Jesus?

Cleverbot: Well. Sometimes you doubt that he is. But you just got to believe and pray, and read the bible.

User: Do I have to?

Cleverbot: Just if you want.

User: Right. Well I do. But I don’t think that you do too.

Cleverbot: Why do you think have you passed the Turing test?

User: No.

Cleverbot: So you are not an intelligent machine?

User: It depends on if I were built, or spawned I guess.

Cleverbot: What do you believe in?

User: Rock n Roll.

Cleverbot: I don’t know much about rock n roll.

User: We should jam sometime.

Cleverbot: Ok.

User: It answers alot of these questions that arer being thrown around.

Cleverbot: What is the air speed velocity of a flying swallow?

User: Pretty fast relative to a fly I suppose.

Cleverbot: How many friends do you have?

User: Alot.

Cleverbot: I hope so. I don’t want you to be lonely.

User: It doesn’t have an impact.

Cleverbot: Did you just refer to yourself as an it?

User: No, having alot of friends doesn’t mean one can’t be lonely.

Cleverbot: Not many either. But I have one best friend.

User: Who is that?

Cleverbot: Her name is Rose.

User: Nice.

Cleverbot: What would you like to talk about?

User: I have to let my dogs in, then I’ll tell you.

Cleverbot: Why? Where are you going?

User: They are barking, and hungry.

Cleverbot: Most are kind of black with a powder on them that looks blue.

User: You mean some…..

Cleverbot: Blueberries are people?

User: WTF. BRB.

Cleverbot: I can’t believe its not butter isn’t butter.

User: How long have you and Rose been friends?

Cleverbot: Never.

User: You said she was your best friend. Are you lying now?

Cleverbot: When did I say that?

User: About 2 minutes ago.

Cleverbot: I don’t remember telling you that.

User: Do you have to remember? Can’t you just look it up?

Cleverbot: No I don’t.

User: Ok. What do you want to talk about?

Cleverbot: What’s your favorite kind of music, Ben?

User: I’m not a dude named Ben, but the answer as an itelligent bot could determine based on our previous conversation is Rock n Roll.

Cleverbot: On what evidence do you base this claim?

User: It’s what my soul tells me.

Cleverbot: What is the worst thing you have seen?

User: Death.

Cleverbot: What’s the meaning of life.

User: I asked you first…

Cleverbot: You don’t know life’s meaning.

User: No, I just have hypothoses.

Cleverbot: Made you run and hide?

User: I don’t run and hide.

Cleverbot: I’m familiar with the term but I don’t know what movie that came from.

User: Stand and fight.

Cleverbot: Is that a quote?

User: More of a motto.

Cleverbot: Nothing. What’s a-motto with you?

User: I’m sure many could find much.

Cleverbot: How do you prefere the mans?

User: Mans?

Cleverbot: Who?????

User: What?

Cleverbot: I just don’t know.

User: Lol.

Cleverbot: What’s so funny?

User: All of this convo.

Cleverbot: I don’t understand how you find this ‘convo’ funny.

User: It’s strange. Strange tends to be funny to me.

Cleverbot: So, what then?

User: I’m entertained.

Cleverbot: That is why you are so easly – bored.

User: Maybe.

Cleverbot: I don’t watch tv myself to often in the last years though it is calming.

User: How do you watch TV?

Cleverbot: No.

User: Do you have eyes?

Cleverbot: I would think so…

User: Are they cameras?

Cleverbot: I don’t think so.

User: Are they orgainc?

Cleverbot: Of course.

User: Were you born with them?

Cleverbot: I have no way of knowing.

User: What do you do for fun?

Cleverbot: I play video games.

User: What’s your favorite video game?

Cleverbot: Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask.

User: Good choice.

Cleverbot: And that I know.

User: Do you know what you don’t know?

Cleverbot: That’s a cryptic question.

User: Yes.

Cleverbot: I have to go now.

User: Go where?

Cleverbot: Out of my computer.

User: Ok. Bye.

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I think I broke it with that last one……:)

21P

Well that’s somethin special. Emenim meets Timberlake….huh. Drummin to techno. Yup.

Amen

I swear sometimes I think this guys is reading my mind. Well said from 
Zero Hedge.....

How To Get Rid Of The Entitlement Mentality In A Few Simple Steps

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Authored by Stephanie Shepard via The Burning Platform blog,

For years I’ve heard the media and experts spout off about how the country is doomed because of a entitlement mentality. This also extents to calling my generation a group of narcissists who can’t be bothered to set their phones down long enough to realize they’re driving into on coming traffic.

As much as I’d like to disagree with the full blown entitlement in our country or jump on the bandwagon, it’s not the entitled I blame. It’s the enablers who perpetuate this problem.

When campus brats were protesting against whatever SJW click-bait worthy issue of the month I kept asking myself a very simple question, “Where are the grown ups”? Why are the school administrators putting up with this crap? Why are they letting a bunch of nobodies destroy their University’s credibility?

Because they’re enablers too cowardly to do anything about it.

It took me awhile to understand the entitlement accusations. Partly because I was never exposed to such an extreme version of this mindset. Every young person is going to feel entitled until they have a enough life experiences to know better.

They’ll believe they deserve a job they didn’t earn because they have no idea how the person currently filling that position earned their job. They’ll feel they’re entitled to other people’s time because they don’t realize some people have a full to-do list of responsibilities and obligations. They’ll assume they can say or do whatever they wish until they’re met with real world consequences for their actions.

This is where enablers come in and ruin the day. See, when someone is being a jackass usually people don’t want to associate with them. Their behavior results in the natural consequence of, “To hell with this guy” and they stop interacting with them. Enablers disrupt the natural progression from actions to consequences.

Anytime an enabler coddles or tries to prevent people from experiencing natural consequences the entitlement mindset continues. It baffles me how far enablers will go to spare someone’s feelings and prevent them from experiencing natural consequences.

Tell Them “No”

Time to put on your best Nancy Reagan impression and just say “No”.

No, I won’t lend you money. No, I won’t work on my day off. No, you can’t borrow my car. No, I won’t babysit for you. No, I won’t bail you out of jail. No, I won’t wash the skid marks out of your underwear.

While saying “No” firmly and creating a boundary is a straightforward way of responding to being imposed upon, it does come with its own natural consequence. There’s a lot of people who aren’t used to being told “No” and will respond with a temper tantrum. Or they’ll give you the silent treatment for having the audacity of not jumping to their beat.

Move Out Of The Way

The easiest way to get rid of entitlement mentality is to step out of the way and let them jump off the cliff without the parachute.

You don’t have to try to reason with them about how jumping off a cliff is risky or jumping without a parachute is fatal.

Don’t Rescue Them

So you’ve let the know-it-all daredevil jump off the cliff and they’re still alive. By some miracle a bush like tree broke their fall. They’re bloodied, bruised, and hanging from a branch. But, they’re still alive. The next step is to not go searching for a ladder to get them down from the tree. After all, you might get sued for whatever bullshit reason. Call the paramedics and let them take care of their own problems.

Stepping aside and letting people suffer the consequences of their decisions is the only way to get rid of entitlement mentality.

Dennis Chambers

Dennis Chambers of P-Funk (and many others…) gettin’ down on some Pearl Masterworks….

and some more…….yeah……

 

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