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  1. Innula Zenovka

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    Why do I need to decide if something is true for everyone, unless I'm a follower of Immanuel Kant? But the point behind ritual dancing, along with taking psychoactive substances for religious purposes, is generally to induce a sense of religious ecstasy and communion with the object of the...
  2. Innula Zenovka

    Brexit.

    And another one -- no fan of Momentum, as I keep saying, but they're very good at social media videos (and the lady they interview is everyone's Yorkshire grandma): and, in contrast
  3. Innula Zenovka

    Who watches Watchmen?

    There's an interesting collection, added to each week, of background "documentation" concerning the Watchmen alternate timeline's historical background to current events in Tulsa to be found at HBO's Peteypedia, reminiscent of the "press cuttings" and extracts from books at the end of each of...
  4. Innula Zenovka

    Who watches Watchmen?

    I don't know if anyone else is still watching this apart from me, but I'm really enjoying it, in a rather bemused way. By the end of the latest episode, week four, the connections between the world of the movie and graphic novel and that of the TV series have now become more apparent, though...
  5. Innula Zenovka

    Nobody Cares if it's Off Topic

    The John Lewis Christmas TV advert is something of an institution over here, though I'm not sure how successful this ad is, unless it's simply to get people talking about John Lewis again at this time of year...
  6. Innula Zenovka

    See how a modern neural network completes your text.

    I've radicalised it, I fear. or, on another attempt:
  7. Innula Zenovka

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    What with everything else that's been going on, I'd missed this: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s273/u/0/sh/e49c683c-1052-4c51-8bc1-5540b3e6676e/d0556921ca87a1435e6a49c813ced1a1 (From the Washington Post)
  8. Innula Zenovka

    WTF Climate Change News

    I don't think it's "Venice experiences floods" that's the news story so much as "Venice experiences exceptionally severe floods": https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/13/an-apocalypse-happened-venice-counts-cost-of-devastating-floods
  9. Innula Zenovka

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    So what's something like murder or rape -- unethical or immoral? As to spirituality vs religion, what's your view of ritual dancing and chanting which are not uncommon is most religions other than post medieval Christianity, I think. That is clearly designed to heighten your internal...
  10. Innula Zenovka

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    The precedent I recall is Margaret Thatcher announcing, in 1989, that This was seen by many as an indication she was losing her marbles -- though hardly so dramatically as has Trump, obviously. She was out of office by the end of the following year, so let's hope history repeats itself in...
  11. Innula Zenovka

    Nobody Cares: PRS

    I am no fan of Momentum's brand of socialism, nor their adulation of Jeremy Corbyn, but this is good
  12. Innula Zenovka

    Brexit.

    A couple of clips from the UK, where Boris Johnson's reputation as the "Heineken Tory" who reaches the voters other Tories cannot reach (a reference to an old beer commercial) is taking a bit of a beating:
  13. Innula Zenovka

    Nobody Cares: PRS

    I think that, of all the dirt the Russians must have collected on Trump, his family and his entourage since first he began doing business with them some 30 years ago, the pee tape will the least of his worries.
  14. Innula Zenovka

    Nobody Cares: PRS

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-50355566/i-was-detained-for-speaking-spanish-in-the-us
  15. Innula Zenovka

    WTF Climate Change News

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/12/flooding-caused-by-poor-management-and-floodplain-building
  16. Innula Zenovka

    WTF Sh*t's F*cked Up and Bullsh*t - a "Who Cares" thread for news

    This is unbelievably awful: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/12/sarah-barrass-woman-who-murdered-teenage-sons-jailed-for-life