Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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Sounds like reports that we've already seen peak Cummings are a little, uh, premature.
 

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Wild Horses
I've started reading the Tetlock book. On the face of it, there does appear to be something to it - political forecasting has been almost entirely voodoo so why not try to do something better? But of course, how such forecasting is used is obviously crucial....hypotheses are themselves not formed particularly rationally. But I do like the idea of moving the conversation forward from pseudo-Austrian economics which is still a significant driver in right-wing thought (Javid is a Randian, as is Liz Truss).
 

comelately

Wild Horses
I can't help feeling the crew-neck t-shirt under v-neck jumper is deliberately terrible. He tries a bit too hard to look like he doesn't give a shit.
 

catalog

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Its a crazy look but i dont think hes posturing with it. Cant be. That would be some other level
 
There’s a tendency to think everything these manipulators do is clever calculation, I think the choice to wear casual clothes might be part of that, but the stylistic choices are the things he thought were cool at 28
 

catalog

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Writing style is very similar to certain posters. Perhaps he is the beagle, although i think we know who that is now after that beans one
 

catalog

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He reminds me of certain people i know who have utmost confidence in their intellectual capability, and are willing to defend it. And who love talking about it endlessly.
 

Leo

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I thank my lucky stars we don't have someone like that in the trump White House. most everyone there is either a self-concerned grifter or only moderately competent (or both), we'd be in much deeper shit if someone shamelessly cunning (instead of just shameless) were there. thought about this yesterday: can you imagine if trump had dick Cheney as his VP?
 

Leo

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miller falls into the moderately competent camp. that wall would be built and we wouldn't have had one brown-skinned immigrant since 2017 if he were ruthlessly cunning.
 

catalog

Well-known member
Look at the tags in the baked beans thread. But I dunno who added them so they're actually probably not true
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
I briefly scanned it. I think some of the toys were thrown so hard they're currently in low Earth orbit.
 
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