Joseph C. wrote:It appears Jim Corr has made Endless Sphere his home.
Sunder wrote:Joseph C. wrote:It appears Jim Corr has made Endless Sphere his home.
Ha ha, I'm having a good giggle at his site.
Never heard of him before, but yes, it appears he has joined es!
Joseph C. wrote:
Anyone that thinks the U.S. Government attacked their own people and the attacks were fabricated though needs to be slapped. It's an insult to the families of those who died.
Now I better shut up - this has gone way off-topic. Sorry.
mdd0127 wrote:Please come slap me. Seriously. Maybe I'll forget what I KNOW happened in OKC....because I was there.....really there......like in the building the day before the boom....moving all of the computers and file cabinets from the ATF offices into a storage on S. 74th st.....all while the "bomb squad" was in the building wiring it up.....for a "training" operation.
hydro-one wrote:Im pretty sure were all getting the chip. whether its nano, micro, whatever. it will be the end of freedom everywhere, for once you get the chip, the powers that be will have complete control over your life. babys will be chipped at birth. runners will be gunned down by autonomic quadrotor bots. during the time of chipping martial law will be enacted all over the world and we will line up for our chips. then it will be thier time to rule for the rest of humanity. the end. the chip would enable a remote death signal, sattalite, cellular, rfid, swarmbots whatever, it can kill anywhere anytime and you cant remove it.
just my two cents, if you study the research thats being done on thier behalf at universitys all around the world.
I think it could be ready to deploy now, has been tested in third world countries already.
"At the heart of the massive ship, V'Ger is revealed to be Voyager 6, a 20th-century Earth space probe believed lost. The damaged probe was found by an alien race of living machines that interpreted its programming as instructions to learn all that can be learned, and return that information to its creator. The machines upgraded the probe to fulfill its mission, and on its journey the probe gathered so much knowledge that it achieved consciousness. Spock realizes that V'Ger lacks the ability to give itself a focus other than its original mission; having learned what it could on its journey home, it finds its existence empty and without purpose. Before transmitting all its information, V'Ger insists that the Creator come in person to finish the sequence. Realizing that the machine wants to merge with its creator, Decker offers himself to V'Ger; he merges with the Ilia probe and V'Ger, creating a new form of life that disappears into another dimension. With Earth saved, Kirk directs Enterprise out to space for future missions."
The humanoid combatants attack the Enterprise crewmembers and pin them to the ground. Then a black-cloaked man appears, ends the battle and congratulates Kirk's party on their performance. The being identifies himself as Galt, Master Thrall of Triskelion, and that he works for the "Providers", unseen masters who wager among themselves on the arena games. Galt informs the party that they will spend the rest of their lives as gladiators, having been chosen to fight for the Providers' entertainment. The crewmembers are fitted with metal collars (which deliver severe pain if they disobey instructions) and are then led to their holding cells.
Meanwhile the Enterprise scans for the abducted crewmembers. Sensors show no sign of them and the crew begins a search of all habitable planets in the system.
Back on Triskelion, Kirk and his team make plans for escape, but find Galt's power unbreakable. Any attempt to disobey results in a painful punishment brought on by their collars, which cannot be removed. The three are then introduced to their drill thralls who will service them and prepare them for gladiatorial combat. Chekov is paired with Tamoon, an androgynous being with tiger-like features and a deep voice, who is immediately attracted to him. Uhura's assignment is Lars, a handsome and somewhat arrogant bronze-skinned man, and Kirk meets his own thrall, Shahna (Angelique Pettyjohn), a beautiful and shy woman with green hair who is exotically dressed in a silver outfit. Shahna is tough with Kirk at first but seems to have growing compassion for the Captain.
Shahna explains that the drill thralls will train them and once they are ready for competition they will be "vended" to one of the Providers. Galt informs Kirk's group that they now belong to Provider One, and failure or disobedience will not be tolerated.
During training, Kirk finds time alone with Shahna. He questions her about the Providers, but she is unwilling to answer. Kirk tries to soften Shahna up by telling her about the other planets he has visited and about the concepts of freedom. It seems to work, but when she responds she is shocked with pain from her collar. Galt appears and orders them back to their cells, while Kirk explains that he should have been punished, not her.
nechaus wrote:Sociopathic financial political criminals, Really who are they?
mdd0127 wrote:I already endangered myself by telling what I know....which is all I know.
ninjamik wrote:in answer to the questions though. very very soon, the robots will design, maintain and advance it self! at a much faster rate than us btw! transumanists! (elitist who want to live for ever -eg walt disneys frozen head was the start..) believe we will have to merge with the technology or it will out strip us in intelligence exponentially (which is true) and humans (the wolves actually) will live forever as post human gods!!
BTW the technological singularity is coming by 2020 there will be a computer as intelligent as a human by 2040 an average PC for $1000 dollars will be more powerful than all the brains on the earth combined but that is again another story!...people will laugh but it is scientific fact due to the law of accelerating return that has existed since man made stone tools and fire and we know it today as moors law....
Sunder wrote:The system is different in the US - but is capitalism at the root of it? Or government?
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