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Interzone / Re: Why is this place a lurker's haven?
« on: April 14, 2014, 05:46:22 AM »
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Recently, Twitter went public with 244 million monthly active users in the last quarter of 2013. However, Twopcharts, a social media tracking site, has claimed that 44 percent of Twitter’s accounts do not have a single tweet sent out from them, while 30 percent of existing accounts have only 1-10 tweets to their credit. Further, only 13 percent of registered Twitter accounts have more than a 100 tweets.

Twopchart’s report highlighted the Twitter’s user retention issue. The report estimated that around 542.1 million accounts have sent at least one tweet since they were created, which suggests that more than half of the accounts in existence have actively tried out the service. But just 23 percent of those accounts have sent out tweets in the past 30 days.

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/44-percent-of-overall-twitter-users-have-never-tweeted-221663.html

Instead of looking at the uh, problem, from a social standpoint, why not from a business perspective? Plenty of people come by to check the merchandise. One in five come back for more. The rest just want to window shop but not buy anything. In some manner it is much more of a hassle to bother with the goods than the benefit of having them. There's a technical or psychological impediment of some kind.

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Interzone / Re: Tolerance.
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:31:05 PM »
It all ties in with communism failing in the East because the West had a better way and part of that is PC. Secular Puritanism today comes with its public shaming rituals. Those doing the shaming climb the ladder because the shamed fall beneath them. It isn't that anything wrongful or even illegal took place. Someone simply broke a social code. There is much resemblance to rooting out witches among us who may have been good people after all and dealing with them most harshly regardless. Anyone can adopt this mode of self promotion. All it takes are loud proclamations of humanist righteousness against any inhumane heretic. Heretics are very hard to spot now so constant vigilance is required. If you really want to advance and there is no legitimate source then fabricate something plausibly heretical about someone and publicly accuse them.

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Interzone / Re: Tolerance.
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:19:10 AM »
It's getting a reputation as residual Puritanism, only secularized around humanism now. I'd go out on a limb and say the same gene(s) that resulted in Puritans during a highly Christian era has via their very offspring gotten us the PC people of our highly liberal era.

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Interzone / Re: Tolerance.
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:12:16 PM »
In some cases, tolerance is the cowardly reason people avoid being accountable for asserting some difficult judgment against another person. It is the same type of politically correct coward however who will, as if defensively compensating for their cowardice, be the first to assert popular, crowd friendly, socially safe judgments against nonconforming deviants.

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Interzone / Sickly nation is rewarding and lucrative
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:04:43 PM »
Why aren't fitness and health more rewarding to the society as a whole? With such a formula as we have instead, public wellness should be avoided industry-wide.

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New Jersey ranks fifth in the nation for the amount of money Medicare spent, reimbursing about 28,000 doctors, ambulance service providers and laboratories, according to the massive database released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. California, Florida, Texas and New York made up the top four.

New Jersey doctors and other medical professionals earned $2.8 billion . Ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiologists and oncologists dominated the list of top earners in the state, mirroring the national data. Michael McGinnis, a pathologist from Wrightstown, was listed as New Jersey's top individual earner on the list, taking in $12.5 million. He was identified as an individual practitioner, although with 33,000 patients served, it is more likely he provided lab services. Calls to his office went unreturned today.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/nj_ranks_fifth_in_medicare_spending_in_historic_release_billings_records.html

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Interzone / Re: Multitasking: myth
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:41:28 PM »
It comes down to the physics of time and space which can be conceived of using a pie graph as a given segment in time. The whole graph can be composed of one task or slices of many. But it only allows for one hundred percent completion of the graph overall only once not conveniently chopped into multiple hundred percent portions as befits the myth makers.

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Interzone / Explicit collective bureaucratic interest
« on: April 09, 2014, 06:17:36 PM »
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IRS workers in several offices have been openly supporting President Obama, including by donning pro-Obama paraphernalia and urging callers to reelect the president in 2012, according to allegations contained in a new government watchdog report.

A report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, released Wednesday, cited accusations that workers at a Dallas IRS office may have violated federal law by wearing pro-Obama items like shirts, stickers and buttons. The Hatch Act forbids Executive Branch workers from engaging in partisan political activity.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/09/irs-employees-allegedly-wore-pro-obama-gear-to-work-urged-callers-to-vote-for/

It is supposed to be a matter of public trust that government workers are professionally impartial and only individually self-interested in private. I believe this is perhaps an effect of crowdism having taken hold which is causing the decay of America not overtly from Hitler or Al Qaeda or covertly from Stalin but insidiously from within.

The institutions, public and private, are like parts of a supporting framework. When these institutional parts cordon themselves off, they no longer support the whole. Here we have what could be one of the most effective, if mindlessly accidental methods of replacing a lawful republic with anarchy.

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Interzone / Interspecies communications
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:27:51 PM »
As I stood by the field surveying upcoming tasks, a sleek little bird swooped by my hat like some diminutive fighter aircraft. They don't normally do that.

Looking up, I noticed it was the type for which I had provided nesting gourds. The nests were a few feet away, way up on a pole. Seconds later, the aerial combatant buzzed down inches from my hat once again. I looked up and saw another such bird entering one of the gourds.

They are a potential nesting pair. Presumably, the male was trying to discourage my presence while the female set about home making. I obliged. The task could easily wait.

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Interzone / Re: The menace of intellect.
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:18:57 PM »
Mind, spirit and body together complete our ability to realize experiences. Remove one and our experiences are deprived.

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Interzone / Re: "The poor": kill them
« on: April 05, 2014, 05:35:49 AM »
Don't the US, France and several other countries have a no capitulation doctrine when it comes to coercion through terrorism? No, public officials, soldiers and the innocent citizen bystander alike are all expected to stand firm in the face of terror. Any terrorists are then hunted down, jailed or killed.

So why is it okay for the collective poor to hold others hostage with the threat of an increase in robbery and violence if concessions aren't constantly delivered? That's morally a double standard and a choice of vastly greater evil because the poor terrorize with exponentially greater frequency than any international terrorist. In a word, cowardice describes contemporary Western society. Another descriptive term is morally pretentious.

We're not interested in the good or the true. We're interested in telling the world we're good while really just keeping our own asses safe if owned by the underman horde because the risk is just too great to do otherwise.

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Interzone / Re: More on Reason.
« on: April 05, 2014, 01:06:00 AM »
From what I gather, you have both summarized Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Interzone / Conservative, traditional creates trust
« on: April 04, 2014, 10:29:46 PM »
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Gallup found that trust tends to be higher in less-populous states than in states with larger populations. Gallup said this helped to explain why red-leaning states earned more trust in the survey.

Illinois is by far the state in which residents least trust their government, which is helped by the fact that two of its most recent governors — Democrat Rod Blagojevich and Republican George Ryan — spent time in prison on wide-ranging corruption offenses.

http://www.businessinsider.com/gallup-map-state-government-trust-2014-4

In European terms, American red states would be viewed as right wing extremists who often go to church, dislike taxation, love the countryside and almost always own a collection of firearms. Illinois is a typical historically blue state (progressive, liberal, multicultural) which the article failed to point out.

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Interzone / Multitasking: myth
« on: April 04, 2014, 08:36:27 PM »
I haven't checked up after any self-proclaimed multitasker and failed to find all tasks only partially brought to completion and in each case the ball was dropped. Well, you say, they're multitasking you derp!

No, they're rationalizing their inability to follow through and bring anything to completion without leaning on someone else to finish which is the cause of unnecessary added labor. At some stage before the end phase, they get bored, inattentive, impatient and more interested in the next thing.

Work: all sweet dessert but no less yummy supper in the world of the multitasker.

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Interzone / Re: Mainstream artists attempt to revalue music
« on: April 04, 2014, 08:31:48 PM »
As if Metallica or similar stadium metal acts couldn't have done this instead. For shame. Disgusting even.

Props to Wu Tang Clan for having a soul.

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Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:43:18 AM »
Tilling, digging, planting and watering in Dylar's region. Enjoying clouds of plump bees, flocks of nesting birds, large hoofed creatures and cats on the prowl for field mice. Awed by all the flowering and blooming unfolding at a glacial pace. Looking forward to lazy afternoons in forested mountain streams and falls minutes away. Typical good day far, far from the old suburban and urban purgatory.

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