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  1. Happy New Year !!   🎉

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    2. Army Guy

      Army Guy

      happy new year ,

    3. DUI_Offender


      happy new year, BC. We have missed you here at MLW

    4. OftenWrong


      Maybe you guys can book a hotel room together.  :rolleyes:

  2. Yes, and to that end: This would be all well and good were it not for Canadian government funding of the CBC as a Crown Corporation with the "national public broadcaster" mission and responsibility. It is not the first time that the CBC has been accused of obvious bias in the never ending dirt farm war that is Israel vs. Palestine. The CBC repeatedly takes refuge in "corrections" offered after publishing biased reports, disinformation, and outright falsehoods...err..."mistakes".
  3. Agreed...this dynamic has developed far too quickly for groups/societies to adapt objectively. The short term solution to offensive speech use to be more free speech, but now social media platforms have raised the stakes and competition for views/minds on a much larger scale, regardless of the message. I became aware of Dr. Jordan Peterson several years ago only because of the very narrow context of human psychology, but he blew up on social media and the associated platform algorithms push more of his content to me in a reinforcing feedback loop (e.g. YouTube). Peterson has become self sustaining, using nuclear reactor parlance.
  4. Read the contract....reduced rights. Peterson did not join the army, but there is an army of people going after him because of his views and popularity.
  5. Indeed....do views expressed on social media platforms invite greater scrutiny and professional ramifications than for more traditional media, like print or film ? Is that the true nature of Peterson's transgression and punishment ...being a popular force online instead of with a book ?
  6. That's the irony of this situation. To retain professional membership, Peterson is being compelled by the court to complete mandated "training" for views that have no more righteous sanction than Peterson's.
  7. Would Jordan Peterson even be a pop culture thing outside of his profession were it not for social media ? Regardless of his views, a "diversity" of ideas and perspectives is far more valuable than a steady diet of only leftist/feminist/Marxist doctrine.
  8. Congratulations to India for the successful soft landing at Moon's south pole with Chandrayaan-3.

  9. Just another skirmish in the cancel culture war. The College of Psychologists is free to exercise membership requirements and constraints, but this court ruling only serves to heighten Jordan Peterson's prominence in the social media space. Had Peterson's "freedom of expression" views leaned far more to the left, he would be getting a medal instead.
  10. There are many fields in science and engineering....theoretical and practical. R&D push beyond limits and rules by design. "Rules of thumb" are born of application experience. Depends on the application...the underlying algorithms use processing (math), large data sets (experience), and learned error correction.
  11. Depends on the discipline and application. Engineers are constrained by more practical considerations than are scientists. Engineering methods are born from experience/experiment in the real world as well.
  12. Engineering is applied science, with extra margin for safety, reliability, etc. Also, scientists usually don't get sued.
  13. Not a tangent at all....do you agree that Trump "Jethros" have the right to their beliefs and actions within constitutional and legal frameworks ? Will you defend their right to do so even when faced with "progressive" pressure to denounce and cancel them ? Separation of church and state does not mean no religion/symbols in the public space, government, personal beliefs by legislators, etc. It simply means: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” Don't believe me ? Try to cancel Christmas Day as a national holiday.
  14. No, I have not misunderstood. Anyone who believes in equal rights for all should also protect the civil rights of those they do not agree with. This means that free speech, gun rights, religion, etc. are to be protected. Why don't the Trump haters ever stand up for the opposition's rights even while vehemently disagreeing...a la Voltaire ? Nothing special about Catholicism or Biden's belief system, but they are protected just like many others.
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