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I'm often oblivious to whether I'm thinking in the left mode or in the right mode (or centre, up or down or oblique, whatever). Whether it is political or not, I'm interested in views different from mine, where what I haven't thought about often lies. I avoid fixed views and preconceived ideas, i.e., I don't like judgmental, opinionated people. I like thinkers who have the discipline, calmness and intellectual curiosity to seek to understand and engage opinions that are different from their own. I am interested in cultures outside the Western world. I believe in integration. I support the idea of embracing an inclusive multi-ethnic national identity over an exclusive racial one.

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Whys she seem so unstable when on Rogan but not so much here [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Hello. She's looking well, considering all the trouble she's been having. Maybe, she has good days and bad days, due to her meds?
While I am neither “Religious” or claim to be of any recognized “Faith”, I am a Strong ...
Naomi comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Hello, I would consider the following points as well as the notion that a religion provides a basis of morality: *Morality is not just something that people learn, argues Yale psychologist Paul Bloom: It is something we are all born with. At birth, babies are endowed with compassion, with empathy, with the beginnings of a sense of fairness.* *As David Hume famously put it, we are slaves of the passions. Our moral judgments and moral actions are driven mostly by gut feelings—rational thought has little to do with it. I find this a grim view of human nature, but if it were true, we should buck up and learn to live with it.* https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-moral-life-of-babies/ Food for thought.
The 10 Commandments and Christian Morality [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 16, 2019:
Hello. The way Yaron ridicules the 10 commandments is funny. I believe that the commandments below are shared by most as basic moral values in the East; I don't think these moral values are specific to Christianity, or any religion for that matter. I think they're simply universal moral values. Respect your father and mother. You must not commit murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not give false evidence against your neighbour. You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour.
Mao Tse Tung said, "power comes from the barrel of a gun."
Naomi comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Hello. Mao's full statement was: ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Our principle is that the party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the party.’ And he commanded the gun... against his own people...
NYPost: Columbus, A 15th century in a 21st century court of opinion [nypost.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Hello. I think that politicisation and sanitation of history is a bad idea.
What would free speech absolutists think of a song I'm working on potentially named "virtue ...
Naomi comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Hello. The term "virtue-signaling" puts my mind straight into an arena of political polarisation (maybe it's only me who react this way), unless that is your intention. I would prefer your lovely song to be outside politics so that listeners can appreciate the lyrics from multiple perspectives. All the best. :)
Had a very interesting conversation with my cousin who grew up on a dairy farm.
Naomi comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Hello. It seems that we, humans, are the ones who often bring negative effects to nature by making "progress". Ironic. The number of bees has also been on decline in the UK.
Notice how the Nordic countries are leading the world in low carbon energy transitions
Naomi comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Wow! Thanks ever so much everyone for your inputs. You make me realise there are so many options/technologies to make clean energy. Many still require further R&D, plus they have to be industrially applicable and marketable, but there is always hope and room for improvement. Clean energy can only be a good thing. And I like positive thinking.
Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong. [reason.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Hello. I find this a tricky one. As much as I hope for a positive outcome for Hong Kong, I have to ask myself if it is just to use a sports arena (theatre, concert hall, etc., for that matter) as a political platform. What do you think?
The American relationship to guns is "constitutional", fetishistic thoughts and feelings about ...
Naomi comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Hello. "a test of patriotism" - "If you love your country, pick up your weapons and fight". If this is supposed to define patriotism, I don't necessarily agree.
Nordic Countries Are Not a Model For America [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Hello. Without considering differences and similarities between countries, i.e., backgrounds including history, culture, social dynamic, geography, etc., I don't think it is possible for one country to just "copy" another country's systems and hope they will work.
[bloomberg.
Naomi comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Hello. I don't know who or what to believe anymore... It seems that climate change believers and deniers are both circulating data according to their preferences. For example, articles like this claim that NASA keeps altering its data: https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/noaanasa-dramatically-altered-us-temperatures-after-the-year-2000/ If I can't trust NASA, who else can I trust? :(
What are they doing...? Drugs?
Naomi comments on Oct 10, 2019:
It is often the case that some don't even know what they're protesting for or against. Also, there is always a risk that originally a peaceful protest for a genuine cause becomes hijacked by violent extremists and manipulators. These seem to be common problems when protests grow too big.
I threw a boomerang at a ghost the other day.
Naomi comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Hello. I must say they are terrible! 🤣🤣🤣
Beyond Meat and the Decline of Silicon Valley [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Hello. Talking of "beyond meat", I've been involved in translating specifications of inventions. Many fail to be recognised as inventions due to lack of novelty and inventiveness. It is amazing that how much time, money, thought and effort are put into creating something novel and industrially applicable.
Extinction Rebellion growing
Naomi comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Hello. Why does it look like a fancy-dress procession every time they organise a protest march?
[youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Hello, There is always a risk that this kind of technology can fall into wrong hands. That Obama one in the video for example... It could be used for political manipulation - the next generation's fake news.
AP: US forces begin pulling out of Syrian Kurdish areas along the Turkish border.
Naomi comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Hello. This is how politicians use each other for their own advantages, no? They can't be trusted. 😭
A Letter to Greta Thunberg - YouTube
Naomi comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Hello. Finally! I was waiting for someone to try to communicate with Greta without ridicule. Thank you for sharing the video.
Britain is gonna freeze this winter. So much for global warming!
Naomi comments on Oct 6, 2019:
The weather doesn't watch the weather forecasts - we'll see if it's really gonna happen.
Objectivism is too Simple for Jordan Peterson [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Hello, I have to agree that JP does have a rather complicated way of explaining things. Lol
[youtu.be] China s Ulghar Muslims. Parents in Concentration Camps. The Search for Lost Children?
Naomi comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Hello, I've been aware of this for some time now. The persecution of Christians by the Chinese government has been intensifying, too. This is a terrible thing to happen to anyone no matter what background they come from.
Do any leftists oppose eating people to avert climate change?
Naomi comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Hello, "Do any leftists oppose eating people to avert climate change?" I don't know, but they might support restriction on the number of children they can have per household. By the way, does the question imply that all leftists are referred to as climate change activists/extremists/ideologues? I thought they were separate things. Maybe I'm being pedantic.
Canada Election: Man tells Jagmeet Singh he should remove his turban to 'look like a Canadian' ...
Naomi comments on Oct 5, 2019:
Hello. People often say that they feel slightly uncomfortable around Muslim women covering their faces because they can't see the womens' faces. Well, I feel slightly uncomfortable when people wearing sunglasses never bother taking them off while they're talking to me because I can't see their eyes. Arguments such as the one in the video are often one-sided.
I am a theist "willing to discuss".
Naomi comments on Oct 4, 2019:
Hello dmatic. Just wanted to say thank-you for prompting interesting conversations here. I read all the comments - interesting.
Truth?
Naomi comments on Oct 4, 2019:
Hello Boardwine, Are you feeling a little disillusioned? Perhaps, you need a holiday (vacation). Or why not emigrate to Denmark which is said to be the happiest country in the world?
How do you measure fairness (in the employment context)?
Naomi comments on Oct 4, 2019:
I initially thought it was wonderful to see this lady director doing well despite her disabilities until someone mentioned the description of duties and responsibilities of film/TV directors, which include sound direction, i.e., directing actors' vocalisations, sound effects, choosing music for different scenes, etc., etc., and if a director is hard of hearing and therefore has no choice but to transfer the sound direction responsibilities to someone else (not to mention being unable to give a final decision/confirmation), it has to be said the job half done and has to be reflected in the reward/pay given to that director. (I know it sounds harsh, especially after I encountered the lady who is a lovely person, but I'm trying not to be subjective here.) With this pointed out, words like abilities, skills, qualifications, experience, age, performance, achievement, etc., started flying around in my head (lol), and I started wondering about fairness as to how to balance those factors (quality) with rewards (quantity).
A Call for Real Climate Science. [m.theepochtimes.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 3, 2019:
Hello. I sincerely hope that genuine scientists will prevail. I think it is wrong that climate change has been politicised. (Do you think those 500 scientists are genuine?)
I prefer the lady on the left - she seems like a genuine environmentalist who truly wants to make ...
Naomi comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I didn't post this meme in order to insult or ridicule Greta. I posted it to make the point that those who truly care about the environment are already doing their share; some have just started and others have been making conscious efforts to make differences for a long time. Unfortunately, genuine efforts and actions are often unnoticed.
I prefer the lady on the left - she seems like a genuine environmentalist who truly wants to make ...
Naomi comments on Oct 3, 2019:
I posted this video somewhere else. I was watching it the other day. You might also be interested to watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROywdt-7oeY Considering that Greta is 16, some (including myself actually) say she is old enough to know what she is doing, while considering that she has mental disorders, some say she has been used. It is hard to decide whether she is part or the victim of the fallacy. People have been making many assumptions about the girl. Incidentally, the vlogger in this video is apparently perceived as a far-right white nationalist by the left. Well, they would say that wouldn't they? :P I'll take that with a pinch of salt. As far as this video is concerned, the vlogger seems to have done his homework well, and the video seems factual.
Will the Thames freeze over? [cnsnews.com]
Naomi comments on Oct 1, 2019:
Hello, So much for global warming. 🙄
This week in nativism: Children of American professor at Oxford refused visas to join her in UK
Naomi comments on Oct 1, 2019:
Hello. There is something wrong with this article. I can't put my finger on it, but I can't help thinking that the article is not telling the whole story about this lady professor's situation...
You just aren't yourself when you're hungry!
Naomi comments on Sep 30, 2019:
Hello. I'm sick of all the mickey-taking of the girl. I wish it would stop.
[youtu.be] A letter to the UN from 500 scientists... Just to hammer home the point.
Naomi comments on Sep 30, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for this. I've shared this on FB.
Tens of thousands of kids mounted a one day climate strike across Canada today, causing massive ...
Naomi comments on Sep 27, 2019:
Hello. This is absurdity. I would like to believe that their passion and belief in environmental conservation is genuine, which should be channeled into education. For example - Don't pick up placards and go out on the street. Instead, learn more about green energy, become qualified as scientists and engineers, get involved in improving green energy technologies, make green energy more reliable and more economically feasible so that it can replace coal fired energy eventually. They should know that green energy is currently very expensive and very unreliable - just imagine that there is a prolonged power outage while a child is undergoing a heart operation... the child could die... Children, who I would like to think mean well, need to recognise the importance of being pragmatic and not too idealistic.
I've got the answer! How to solve the plastic packaging paradox - BBC News
Naomi comments on Sep 26, 2019:
I was delighted when biodegradable bags became available at local stores. But, later, it was found that when those bags ended in the sea, they wouldn't break down quickly. Then, last year, in the UK, the Co-op introduced "compostable" carrier bags. It sounds great! These bags are currently available only at selected co-op stores; I haven't seen one in my town yet. I'm hoping that they will spread quickly, and that the same composition could be applied to different packaging materials in the near future. https://www.coop.co.uk/environment/carrier-bags
[foxnews.com] Why do so many atheist feel the need to force others to change?
Naomi comments on Sep 26, 2019:
Hello. Atheists are believers, no? I guess they could try to change me like any other believers... like Jehovah's witnesses; they are always on my doorstep, trying to change me. 😵😵😵
I've got the answer! How to solve the plastic packaging paradox - BBC News
Naomi comments on Sep 26, 2019:
"Some packaging is a foolish waste. *But are shrink-wrapped cucumbers really so silly if it means they stay fresh for 14 days rather than three? Which is worse 1.5g (0.05oz) of plastic wrap or entire cucumbers going off before being eaten? Suddenly it's not so obvious.* *Plastic bags stop bananas going brown so quickly, or new potatoes going green; they catch grapes that fall off bunches."* This is a powerful argument to me. We import fruit and vegetables from not-so-rich countries. Without packaging, so many of them rot before they reach our stores. That's a huge loss for growers, pickers, packers, transporters, etc., ultimately causing huge damage to the economies of the countries. So, in my opinion, it would be much better to focus on the improvement of packaging technology, including recyclable compositions for packaging materials, than focusing on the elimination of plastics.
Kid in Iowa raises money for children’s hospital and the liberal newspaper the Des Moines Register...
Naomi comments on Sep 26, 2019:
Signed.
Trump trolls 15 year old girl.
Naomi comments on Sep 25, 2019:
Hello. Don't know what Trump really meant by his tweet, but it just sounds sarcastic and patronising to me. I don't think he is taking Greta seriously. I wonder if he was the same to his children when they were teens. Don't be silly, you're only a child, conversation is over, that sort of attitude. Many grownups are like that.
I made this comment in response a comment left by @Naomi who commented on a post created by @GeeMac...
Naomi comments on Sep 25, 2019:
And this is my reply to iThink's comment (i.e., the original post) on GeeMac's page: *"Hello iThink. "The right thing to do with Greta would be to gently pat her on the head..." That's patronising! Lol Do you remember when you were child, how frustrating it was to have your ideas, thoughts or feelings brushed off by your teachers, parents or any grownups? Get told not to be silly - conversation over? I do. Grownups forget that once they were children themselves. Children have their own thoughts and their own feelings; no matter how childish, naive, immature, etc., they are still thoughts and they are still feelings. Children need to be listened to and made aware that there are some things that they haven't thought through (like "sell your car or you are going to die in the next 12 years" which doesn't make sense, right?) so that they will be wiser. Listen to them and guide them by all means, but don't just dismiss their views. That would be my approach if I had young children. Unfortunately, Greta is wrapped up in her passion and beliefs so much that she fails to understand how her actions are impacting on young minds. No one with a sane mind would tell children that they are going to die in a matter of years. There are so many children and young people already suffering depression. Why tell them such a thing? It's cruel. Someone has to talk to her face-to-face and unpick her thoughts. That would be the right thing to do for her IMO."* I would add that I am aware that Greta herself has a disposition to depression, not to mention she has Asperger's syndrome. Exploitation of people with mental health problems is truly a rotten thing to do. She has been used as a moral shield to silence others. It is so unhealthy that she mingle with politically-motivated adults. Instead, she should be mingling and discussing climate change with others at her own age. After all, climate change needs to be debated among young people. I fear that she will eventually be burnt out and have a breakdown, and there will be another Greta. I fear that there is manufacturing of Greta going on. I so wish someone or something could stop the entire thing.
I made this comment in response a comment left by @Naomi who commented on a post created by @GeeMac...
Naomi comments on Sep 24, 2019:
To back up the original post, here is my comment in full: *"Hello. Greta is 16. I expect any 16-year-olds to be able to take responsibilities for and accept the consequences of their own actions. For that reason, I don't see her as a complete victim of post-modernism. I believe that her passion and beliefs are genuine, but I would assume that there are some things in her head which she has not thought through. It is not healthy, in my opinion, that she is given a microphone and make emotional speeches without being challenged. It does not lead to a discourse. She is entitled to her opinions and she is entitled to free speech, so are other teens who disagree with her. She and opposing teens should be given opportunities to debate on climate change. After all, climate change needs to be discussed among young people (I'm a skeptic, but not a denier). Greta should be listened to (what she really thinks, not the rhetoric she learned to speak) but not necessarily to be agreed with all the time. Her views need to be challenged by others in the same generation, not being bashed, ridiculed, or patronised, let alone being manipulated by adults."*
Greta Thunberg, Michael Knowles and Fox News - YouTube
Naomi comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Hello. Fox News shouldn't have apologised. I'm glad that Knowles is standing by the statement he made about Thunberg (in terms of free speech). But I disagree to ignore her.
Poor Greta - like millions of other postmodern youth — has swallowed whole the enviro-woke theory ...
Naomi comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Hello. Greta is 16. I expect any 16-year-olds to be able to take responsibilities for and accept the consequences of their own actions. For that reason, I don't see her as a complete victim of post-modernism. I believe that her passion and beliefs are genuine, but I would assume that there are some things in her head which she has not thought through. It is not healthy, in my opinion, that she is given a microphone and make emotional speeches without being challenged. It does not lead to a discourse. She is entitled to her opinions and she is entitled to free speech, so are other teens who disagree with her. She and opposing teens should be given opportunities to debate on climate change. After all, climate change needs to be discussed among young people (I'm a skeptic, but not a denier). Greta should be listened to (what she really thinks, not the rhetoric she learned to speak) but not necessarily to be agreed with all the time. Her views need to be challenged by others in the same generation, not being bashed, ridiculed, or patronised, let alone being manipulated by adults.
«Adults sometimes like to use children to carry their messages because it makes it hard for the ...
Naomi comments on Sep 24, 2019:
Hello. It is not healthy to tell children to panic and fear. Fear is a powerful political tool. Fear is big business. We must protect and educate young minds. Thanks for sharing this. X
I am retirement age.
Naomi comments on Sep 23, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE186w91YVU
Is there anyone in your life that you have lost to your ideological views?
Naomi comments on Sep 23, 2019:
Hello. It's a good question. I'll have to think about that. "Admire but disagree with" is the toughest part of the question.
Criminals are in positions of authority not only in the US, but many other countries as well.
Naomi comments on Sep 23, 2019:
Hello. What divides governments between corrupt and non-corrupt, I wonder? All governments are run by humans, yet there are most corrupt governments and there are least corrupt governments.
I haven’t seen.anything posted here about this for awhile ... Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?
Naomi comments on Sep 21, 2019:
Hello. Very interesting. "If data don't fit in the climate change narrative, change them." Who can we really trust? Depressing... Anyway, thank you for sharing.
I think there is a bit of truth here
Naomi comments on Sep 21, 2019:
I'm the guilty party. 😝
What’s the magic word?
Naomi comments on Sep 15, 2019:
I'm offended that you're offended.
It has been a busy summer, finally have some time to post some pics of the garden.
Naomi comments on Sep 14, 2019:
Pretty flowers. :)
How one Imam sees Tommy Robinson - interesting.
Naomi comments on Sep 13, 2019:
This is the meeting the imam (Mohamad Tawhidi, an Islamic reformer) and Tommy Robinson had. I thought it was interesting. https://www.bitchute.com/video/o6tuQoXhOPQ/?fbclid=IwAR1D3BgLvIVet5PC2LQr1sM0xb5_EPtooj93sqaVQ4ZECal2q9obG5WAtok
If you’re running low on crazy, read this: What do you think?
Naomi comments on Sep 13, 2019:
Hello. I prefer home education nowadays, and I would make sure that I select a centrist teacher if politics must interfere with education.
Here’s one for ya .
Naomi comments on Sep 11, 2019:
Hello. It sounds like a typical example of politicization of education.
I tried to post this to my Facebook page and it got zapped away.
Naomi comments on Sep 11, 2019:
Hello. In addition to what WilyRickWiles suggests, follow/link yourself to both left-wing and right-wing group/media equally on FB. That's what I do and it seems to confuse algorithms. I have no problem posting articles about Tommy Robinson for example. :P
Fascinating piece of work.
Naomi comments on Sep 10, 2019:
Hello. It's beautiful! I would love to know what it actually says.
Oh, Britain is still in the EU, I guess they always will be.
Naomi comments on Sep 9, 2019:
Hello. In a nutshell, nobody knows what the hell is going on. 😂 🤣
The Disney empire..
Naomi comments on Sep 9, 2019:
Hello. Is it good or bad? #monopoly #corporatism
Denying Climate Change & Free Speech [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Sep 9, 2019:
Hello. "intimidation and silencing" reminded me of this video (is the girl still in the US?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWCEtizuLcs&t=7s
Good and Bad There are few things Karl Marx got right.
Naomi comments on Sep 9, 2019:
Hello. You might be interested in reading 'The Faith Instinct' by Nicholas Wade. I only started reading it the other day, and it's already starting to make a lot of sense to me. Wade says: *Religion is a system of emotionally binding beliefs and practices in which a society implicitly negotiates through prayer and sacrifice with supernatural agents, securing from them commands that compel members, through fear of divine punishment, to subordinate their interests to the common good. *
Wow didnt know this
Naomi comments on Sep 8, 2019:
Hello. Medical malpractice = 250,000 That's shocking.
NRO: "WOKE" capitalism [nationalreview.com]
Naomi comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Hello. Corporatism is bad if that's what it's coming to. The left and the right will need to address this together, I think.
Some very interesting history of "populism"
Naomi comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Hello. An interesting article. Thanks for sharing. I also noticed that Anton Jager wrote the following article: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/08/populism-socialism-daniel-de-leon-eugene-debs *'Socialists and populists have found plenty to disagree about over the years, from private property to trust-busting. But their shared commitment to fighting corporate power often brought them together — and it should today, too.'* Interesting.
I'm going to be honest.
Naomi comments on Sep 6, 2019:
The UK law defines and protects freedom of speech (expression) as follows: Human Rights Act 1998, Article 10 (up to date) Freedom of expression 1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises. 2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary. Meanwhile, it seems that free speech "absolutism" is something else; under free speech absolutism, anything goes, not to mention hateful, inflammatory speech. There should be minimal to no limitations to free speech, regardless of context, i.e., this does not only apply to government interference, as the above legal definition of free speech indicates, but also extends to private companies and even to individuals. If hateful, inflammatory speech is still protected within the right of free speech according to free speech absolutism, I would have to ask if it is justifiable to infringe on others' rights to stay safe and peaceful by practising the free speech absolutist right... I cannot say I am a free speech absolutist...
FT: Boris Johnson lost control of Brexit [ft.com]
Naomi comments on Sep 5, 2019:
Drama, drama, and more drama. How much of it has been scripted? How much of it has been a real surprise? Call me cynical. :P
Democracy makes a comeback in Brexitland, Parliament re-asserts some sovereignty.
Naomi comments on Sep 5, 2019:
Hello. I thought Labour has been calling for a General Election constantly, but when Boris Johnson actually offered an election, Labour decided against it. I wonder why...? They hate their Prime Minister but they want to keep him for now - until the bill has passed and no-deal Brexit has been ruled out?
Venue cites religious freedom in denying mixed race wedding--is that their right?
Naomi comments on Sep 4, 2019:
Hello. that's a very good question. Freedom of religion is a fundamental right which is protected by law. So, if the religion one believes in says no mixed-race marriage, then one must comply with that (but it would seem unfair to accuse this person of being racist...). The Christian woman in the video says no mixed-race wedding, but I've checked with Boardwine that the Bible doesn't forbid mixed-race marriage. So, it's got to be the woman's personal preference, and has nothing to do with religious freedom as a legally-protected right, in which case, she is racist... no?
CBN: Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill [www1.cbn.com]
Naomi comments on Sep 4, 2019:
Yes!!! (with caution)
In Hong Kong, the violence is escalating, used by both protesters and the police.
Naomi comments on Sep 3, 2019:
timon_phocas just shared this article. https://www.sofmag.com/hong-kong-demonstrations-live-by-war-correspondent-michael-yon/ *"VERY IMPORTANT: The young, very smart, and courageous people who are defending Hong Kong must refrain from actions that will undermine international support. Doing a good job of this so far, but think, think, think…before making any violent actions or setting any fires. Think… Slow down. You are winning."*
Hong Kong Protests SOFMAG has an article by Michael Yon.
Naomi comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Hello. Thanks for sharing this. "VERY IMPORTANT: The young, very smart, and courageous people who are defending Hong Kong must refrain from actions that will undermine international support. Doing a good job of this so far, but think, think, think…before making any violent actions or setting any fires. Think… Slow down. You are winning." I couldn't agree more!
Good morning group.
Naomi comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Hello. "No politics" - I like that.
The little girl that was abducted yesterday in South Africa, after much prayer, has been found and ...
Naomi comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Thank goodness for that!
Dolphins know how to have a good time (by 'getting high') 😁
Naomi comments on Sep 3, 2019:
Dolphins are so intelligent that they learned to have a pleasure in doing this - amazing!
Just sayin,
Naomi comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Prorogation, coup, protests, lawsuits... I'm watching Brexit like a TV drama. :P
How I feel about the world these days.
Naomi comments on Sep 2, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUhlRoBL8M
In Hong Kong, the violence is escalating, used by both protesters and the police.
Naomi comments on Sep 2, 2019:
It is reported that the protesters are "leader-less". Doesn't that mean they allow themselves to do whatever they want to do? I think they need a leader/leaders so that they can organise themselves and act more strategically, and ultimately discuss the matter civilly. Or is it too late for that now...?
In Hong Kong, the violence is escalating, used by both protesters and the police.
Naomi comments on Sep 1, 2019:
As much as I want to support the protesters, I cannot see justification in this kind of behavior... I find the whole situation frustrating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX4AprApvoY
The big buzz out of the UK: Queen Elizabeth kicked the rust off one of her ancient priorities and ...
Naomi comments on Aug 31, 2019:
Hello. Don't you like the British, or something? I'm curious.
This is a pretty good video on the modern man and controversies of gender roles--hopefully it ...
Naomi comments on Aug 31, 2019:
Hello. I came across ContraPoints some time ago. I watched a clip, where she analyses Jordan Peterson's theories and views, and I thought she was well-informed. I wish she had a curvier hip; she would look more attractive IMO.
Can you be both non-binary and lesbian? - YouTube
Naomi comments on Aug 31, 2019:
I think that they're the ones who are so inflexible in their heads that they're stuck with the stereotyped gender concept, i.e. masculinity, femininity, gender role expectations, that sort of things. If they're not conscious about those things, they won't go on about gender identity. Meanwhile, "binary" gender identity is important to many trans people, no? Otherwise, they wouldn't take drastic measures to change their gender between the two. It's rather ironic, I think... It is a good question, though; I don't know WHY they have to be so vile and intolerant to others' views...
Truth in advertising
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Hello. I want to know how may people have fallen for this cunning wording so far. 🤣
WATCH: African migrants traveling north clash with Mexican military police as they "demand" passage ...
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
I'm an immigrant myself, and I really don't get the attitude of these migrants. They seem to think that they can just turn up on someone's doorstep and expect to be looked after - self-serving, no? I had to go through a lengthy legal procedure, including proving that I was financially independent, to be granted with permanent residency in the UK.
This is terrible.
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
I see more and more vegan food products at local stores and vegan events are held more often in my town; being vegan seems fashionable at the moment. If I decided to become a vegan, I would probably seek expert advice from a nutritionist. I probably wouldn't damage my health by wearing fashionable clothes every day, but I could damage my health by being on a fashionable vegan diet everyday. I guess many were brought up by vegetarian hippie parents, and if they're doing well, they should thank their parents; I know a vegetarian diet requires careful planning, and even more so with a vegan diet. I can't help thinking that the parents in this article are victims caught up in ideology while their lazy interpretation of veganism brought such a tragedy on their girl and the other children.
Christians share their "Unconditional Love" with famed biologist Richard Dawkins in heartfelt ...
Naomi comments on Aug 30, 2019:
Hello. Hats off to Dawkins for his ability to see the funny side of those insulting messages (love letters!). To me, it's very British.
This is terrible.
Naomi comments on Aug 29, 2019:
What's happened to common sense? Common sense like "eat well and exercise well". Common sense is something we inherit from our grandparents. Where were the couple's parents (the girl's grandparents)? It's a shame that no one intervened sooner...
This story is from 2013: High Society was shocked that the Art dealer didn't know it was a forgery.
Naomi comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Hello. "I can't even tell that it's an artwork." Nor can I. Am I missing something?
Per many member requests, we're returning the "General Forum" where you can make a post that's ...
Naomi comments on Aug 29, 2019:
Hello. Thank you for managing the site. I know I couldn't do your job. Much appreciated. X
An interesting thought from Richard Dawkins.
Naomi comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Hello. "If God wanted to forgive us our sins, why didn't he just forgive us our sins? Why did he have to have his son tortured?" Is this the fundamental principle of altruism?
Just finished reading "FlyBoys" by James Bradley.
Naomi comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Hello. I don't think I could read that. I'm normally OK with factual books about wars and the like, but not in novels. I'm so ridiculously easy to cry! 😢😭
SOFMAG: Chasing ISIS [sofmag.com]
Naomi comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Hello. The problem with ISIS is that they don't have any permanent base; they disperse and reorganise themselves anywhere anytime as they please. Frustrating.
CSIS: Russia-Iranian cooperation in Syria [csis.org]
Naomi comments on Aug 27, 2019:
Unsettling...
By the way IDW community... Its my birthday today. Just saying...
Naomi comments on Aug 27, 2019:
Happy birthday from England! Best wishes. X
Stories of Muslims Who Saved Jews | Time
Naomi comments on Aug 27, 2019:
I don't know if you remember the mass-shooting at a Tunisian beach resort a few years ago. A young Muslim man who was working there at that time led many foreign tourists to safety. When an MSM reporter interviewed him, pointing out that most of the tourists he saved are Christians (you can sense what she was implying - super-annoying!), he said "If someone needs help, I'll help them as Allah tells me; I'm not going to ask them if they're Christian or Muslim. That's irrelevant.", or something along those lines. Hats off to him!
Do you think greed is actually good for economy?
Naomi comments on Aug 26, 2019:
As always, thank you very much for your contributions. Your points are all valid and valuable. When I made the original post, I was thinking of Black Friday. It was introduced in the UK from America and it has quickly been extended to "Black Friday Week". People criticise retailers for being greedy, but Black Friday also highlights consumers' greed. The way they rush into stores as soon as the doors open (some even camp overnight outside the stores!) and fight over products they don't really want is absurd. I also observe that there seems to a peculiar relationship between corporations and consumers in which they rely on each other's greed. Black Friday (or Black Friday Week) is surely one of the best times for retailers to make a lot of money while consumers are attracted to bargains and are prepared to spend a lot of money. So, in relation to the balance between greed and morality in the economic cycle, do you think Black Friday is here to stay or it should be stopped?
Yaron Brook | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 65 [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Aug 25, 2019:
Very interesting. YB says that it's ridiculous that Jesus died on the cross for the sin he didn't commit, or something along those lines. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thought that. Lol Thank you for sharing the video.
I don't know how to respond to this. I'm flabbergasted.
Naomi comments on Aug 25, 2019:
Please note that in Hong Kong, Pepe the Frog is now a symbol of progressive resistance against an authoritarian state.
I offer this listing with great concern .
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
"... just don’t get lost in there..." Good advice!
National geographic: volcanic erruptions and global cooling [nationalgeographic.com]
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
Hello. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing!
Trump being a narcissist again in his reaction to China.
Naomi comments on Aug 24, 2019:
Hello. He's attracting all the attention on him regardless of what he says or whether you agree with him or not. A clever election strategy? Call me cynical. Lol

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