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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: National Service

 Post subject: Re: National Service
Posted: Yesterday, 3:17 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 263


Conscription doesn't usually affect the wealthy much, because they can simply pay the fines and they have better access to legal loopholes. They mean to inflict the idea on the young working class, in the hope of hanging onto the votes of a few old right-wingers who are defecting to Reform UK.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's the last weirdest dream you had?

Posted: Yesterday, 11:12 am 

Replies: 4,019
Views: 176,423


I had a series of dreams illustrating the complete futility of debate and discussion. Can't remember any of the details.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 26 May 2024, 9:55 pm 

Replies: 135
Views: 6,672


When I'm in the UK I live in a safe Labour seat. No prizes for guessing which party will win it this time. https://news.files.bbci.co.uk/include/newsspec/38103-poll-tracker-2024/assets/chart-project-assets/core-content/chart-1007.png?ticker=1716708597127 I can see why they called an election. At tha...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: National Service

 Post subject: Re: National Service
Posted: 26 May 2024, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 263


There's an option to volunteer for hospital, fire brigade, search-and-rescue, instead. But the whole plan is pretty vague. Personally I don't like the idea of forcing innocent people to work for nothing, and I especially don't like the idea of forcing them to join the military. Even though it's chea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is my special interest NT-approved?

Posted: 25 May 2024, 7:53 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 335


I guess it would depend on the individual NTs. I'm sure a lot of them would approve, but I suppose there will always be people who would be judgemental about something that's not doing any harm. I don't see any harm in revealing such an interest as long as you don't talk at length about it without m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Obsession about money

 Post subject: Re: Obsession about money
Posted: 24 May 2024, 5:44 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 232


No I don't obsess over money. I never was particularly ambitious about getting more than I did get. There was always enough to pay the bills and have a bit over for a few treats, and any attempt to get more would have involved an awful lot of bother and might well have failed. I guess I can see the ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 24 May 2024, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 32,143
Views: 1,135,930


Preparation for a long journey. Horrible job. Tons of important tasks that can't be done till the last minute, when there won't be time to do them all.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you feel about 'The Good Doctor'?

Posted: 24 May 2024, 11:57 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 5,493


Final episode aired a few days ago, I've seen them all now. Earlier I said I wanted Dr. Murphy to have more status. I see it went to his head a bit when he got it, but he mellowed later. Some interesting moral questions here and there - including one about taking a decision on a loved one's behalf t...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 24 May 2024, 11:47 am 

Replies: 135
Views: 6,672


They've called an election for the 4th of July. 8)
I don't know quite what we'll wake up to when it's done, but it won't be a Tory government. At least not the official one.

 Forum: Stats   Topic: How creative is your imagination?

Posted: 24 May 2024, 11:16 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,688


I answered a little bit creative. I find creativity and imagination very difficult and I am drawn to rules and structure instead . I found school subjects like art very difficult for this reason. That's my problem in a way. Something about the brain wiring keeps shoving me towards analysis and logi...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 23 May 2024, 11:06 pm 

Replies: 32,143
Views: 1,135,930


No paper in the toilet.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do you try to be a lifelong learner?

Posted: 23 May 2024, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 498


I don't really try to be a lifelong learner, I just get really curious about things and as soon as a question occurs to me I'm hungry for answers. I was very glad to discover ChatGPT because it's the only easy way I know of getting clear, reasonably non-partisan answers to pretty much any question I...

 Forum: Stats   Topic: How creative is your imagination?

Posted: 23 May 2024, 6:58 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,688


No idea. I took an online test and scored fairly creative but I didn't trust the reductionist questions, and felt I was just guessing a lot of them. I think it depends. I often pursue cold, logical methods of solving problems, and can get rather robotic about things, I've had a great deal of science...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you evaluate arguments? How do NTs?

Posted: 23 May 2024, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,790


^ That need to belong to a group had massive survival connotations at one time. Probably not so important these days, but relics of antiquity linger. I like belonging, but not to the degree that the group's views have to be mine. I did notice a trace of it when I was in a group I'd invested a lot of...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: A Dementia Exercise

 Post subject: Re: A Dementia Exercise
Posted: 23 May 2024, 1:21 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 216


Interesting. A yoga teacher once said that the yoga headstand makes you younger. I always thought that was magical thinking, but it's starting to look like there's a bit of method in his madness. Head-standing won't stop anybody getting shorter of course, but it might stop the body sagging, though I...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Acid Reflux

 Post subject: Re: Acid Reflux
Posted: 23 May 2024, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 315


I get that when I'm in bed sometimes. It goes off if I sit up but it can take an hour or two. I probably wouldn't get it if I stopped pigging out on fatty food just before bed, but fatty food is very nice and I hate refraining from pleasure. It might be wise for you to get medical advice if homespun...
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