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1  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Watch out for the scams out there on: August 26, 2018, 05:35:35 AM
Solid stuff. This year 2018 has really seen a hike in the number of scammers. And it is as though people are getting more and more careless. It is really beyond me. I think investors' concept of Bitcoin also matters. If you see cryptocurrencies as a fast means of money making, you'll most likely fall into a ditch. Because that is what scammers do. Most times they gain leverage by depending on your own greed. So, in your search for profits, one needs to be extra careful out there.
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: What is Your favorite book? on: August 25, 2018, 07:30:55 PM
I don't really read so much. And when I do, I read from very different authors. So, I might not be able to answer the first two questions. But I actually don't need to think too much to pick my favorite book. It is an easy win for Sherlock Holmes. The book just can never seize to catch my fancy. It is also easily the best detective novel ever written. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle must have really been a genius to produce that piece.
3  Other / Off-topic / Re: Have you ever been scammed? on: August 23, 2018, 12:43:29 PM
It was way back. I think I was seventeen and I just got into the university. Looking back, I realize it was a pretty cheap scam. How naive I was! I got a message that I had just won a certain sum of money in a certain raffle draw. (I didn't bother to ask how I entered for the draw Grin) So, I basically needed to send some amount of money to activate the process. In short, I sent the amount and even more. It was after some days of waiting that I discovered that I had been scammed. But I actually learnt that every scammer is enabled only by your own greed. Since then, I've never been a scam victim again.
4  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Feminism : A valid cause? on: August 21, 2018, 09:23:17 AM
Feminism; the hot topic these days. And it is so for the wrong reasons. I think the feminism cause started out well. It will be stupidity to deny that the female gender is widely marginalized all over the world. It is very evident in different ways in the society. But many women have gone about battling this in the wrong way. Most of what is synonymous to feminism has done more harm than good even to the same womenfolk. Families are being torn apart, healthy societal values and norms are being eroded. And this has really invalidated the cause in many ways.
5  Economy / Economics / Re: Life with out money ? on: August 19, 2018, 06:26:05 PM
Certainly agree. Life without money is literally hell. If you have experienced it in the past and gotten out, you surely don't wanna even pay a visit. Lol, yeah, it's that bad! But I think money is just a basic necessity. It's not more than that. It is just like water or oxygen. I know it's not easily accessible like these things I mentioned but we should treat it like them. Because the best things in life are not gotten with money.And this is why it will be very foolish to worship money.
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: what is the difference between rich or poor? on: August 18, 2018, 07:21:55 AM
There are a lot of differences between rich people and poor people. In fact, if we were to list them, we certainly wouldn't come to an end. But I think there's a major factor which is root of all these differences. It is mentality. It is the different mentalities that rich and poor people have that result in all other differences. And this mentality came to be also as a result of many things too. But for the most part, the best way to change a poor mentality to a rich mentality is to get the right financial education. Associating with the right people too is very essential. These can really change a lot.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is the world ready for cryptocurrency? on: August 17, 2018, 07:42:02 AM
A decade or so? Nah, that's a really far stretch. Are you oblivious of the fact that an increasing number of countries are banning Bitcoin? Or is it just blind optimism? I know digital currencies will eventually become more prevalent. But not that fast. It will still take some time. And there's nothing the world is not ready for. I like to think that time fixes everything. This is why I speculate that things won't happen that fast. Bitcoin will not be imposed on governments and investors afterall.
8  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Will Trump Be Re-elected? on: August 16, 2018, 06:53:58 PM
I think most likely yes. Most of the same people who voted him in the last time will do it again.And he might have just won some over again. Halfway into his tenure, the man hasn't done really badly. Jobs and the economy are working well for him. Plus him not losing out despite the fierce media opposition is winning him some more fans. But the major bonus he had on his side two years ago is gone. That shock element is no longer gonna work for him. Many things also depend on the candidate the DNC fields.
9  Other / Politics & Society / Re: shouldn't we plant billions of trees now? because on: August 13, 2018, 09:01:41 AM
We should plant more trees. Planted in the right places around buildings, trees can significantly reduce air-conditioning costs. This means less Freon, an inflammable and odorless chemical emitted from air conditioners. It is considered to have damaging effects to the ozone layer. And trees improve air quality by producing oxygen. They also store carbon, offsetting harmful byproducts of fossil-fuel burning.
10  Other / Politics & Society / Re: What is the most ethical way to reduce the growth of human population? on: August 11, 2018, 08:19:48 AM
I do not believe in this topic. Humans are not so many as we think. Even if we were so many, why reduce for what? Many people think that food will not be enough in the future but it is not true. We have a lot of places where we can cultivate. Countries like Canada and Russia are actually empty. People can easily move there if there are nowhere to go. With science, we can easily plant anywhere. We are already eating modified fruits and vegetables. We are doing great. We do not need to kill people or to reduce the population.
I completely agree with you. There are so many places in the world that are just empty. I would actually say that most of the world is not inhabited by people. People really just group together in the big cities. Of course, you wouldn't actually have to kill people to reduce the population. It can happen naturally. Nonetheless, I don't think it's necessary. In terms of food, people are worried that we'll run out. Well I've heard that we actually through out about 50% of food that is produced! If we just fixed that problem, we could feed twice as many people!

I get your view. I have a follow up question, Does this mean that every place that humans have not occupied has to be occupied? what about other living species? And lastly, Don't you think that places where are not yet occupied by human are not that favorable for survivor in the long run?
11  Economy / Economics / Re: Which one do you prefer?Increase your Bitcoin or ِDollar? on: August 09, 2018, 09:06:11 AM
Bitcoin all the way. Risk takers life me will always go for bitcoins because we are not phased with the fluctuation of bitcoin at all.
The truth is, the more your bitcoins, the more your dollars in your account,and the more your profit goes up.
12  Other / Politics & Society / What is the most ethical way to reduce the growth of human population? on: August 07, 2018, 08:42:38 AM
what I would suggest is to change the social structure of developing nations while at the same time introducing economical advancements steered toward cultural evolution.

here a few methods

education can help curve fertility rates,but how useful might that be in a male dominant society where forced marriage is still the norm?
the solution:introduce norm that empower freedom and independence, while shaming those infringing on those right as if there committing a taboo, and that it acceptable for couple to have no children at all

2. the senior population might want more grandchildren for various economical and personal reason. diminishing workforce,more retiree then economic supporters,old mcgutget family-owned farm need more child labor etc.

the solution: keep advancing technology to at least substitute for the difference in the job market while the population is in transition for a smaller demographic

3. especially in developing nations, the main reason why people procreate vigorously is to better there odds of passing there legacy and that one will be a success in a poverty stricken area, more children mean better their chances.

the solution: make the opposite true; offer programs for single-children (or that has only one biological sibling) that allow various resources to be accessible to them. I donít think they would want 7 or 8 gosling in a polluted pond if they know that stopping at one will ensure they (under-tale reference) will become a geese thriving in a crystal clear lake (world)

13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Politics is not necessary?! on: August 02, 2018, 08:25:47 AM
No, politics is not necessary in life. I think all we need is a president and everything else that goes along with it is useless. I think we as the people of our country should make our own decisions. We shouldn't have to rely on a governor or senator. Most of the politicians were or are still, lawyers. We should be able to make our own decisions.
14  Other / Politics & Society / SHOULD CITIZENS WHO DON'T PAY TAXES BE ALLOWED TO VOTE? on: August 01, 2018, 08:40:30 AM
I know will refer to the constitution and human rights on this matter but If a citizen does not contribute to society, how can that citizen have an opinion on it? Ultimately if you do not pay tax, you have no need to affect the political process, and your impact will be negative to others because you will be uninformed on how to vote to improve things.

15  Other / Off-topic / Re: THE IMPACT OF MUSIC ON PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY REDUCING? on: July 31, 2018, 08:48:37 AM
I think there are different cultures when it comes to different countries and different genres. Some genres are much more focused on the message than anything else. Other genres are more focused on the music itself. The most popular American music these days typically doesn't seem to have the most enriching messages. Was there really a time in the past when popular American music was so much better? I have noticed that Brazilian music traditionally has a lot of hidden meaning since the strong censorship during their military dictatorship. I think that the impact of music is probably about the same, but it's become much more diluted because everybody has access to an almost unlimited amount of music. People don't listen to the same things as much as they used to.

Thank you for your input. I agree with you when you say that the culture and country matters. You know even in the olden days, the american rap for example Tupac used to rap about the suppression of black americans by the system and the police. At least he was talking about the realities of life and how hard it was to survive as a black american at that time. BUT NOW IF YOU LISTEN TO RAP, ITS A SORRY STATE, WITHOUT MEANINGFUL MESSAGES.
16  Other / Off-topic / THE IMPACT OF MUSIC ON PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY REDUCING? on: July 29, 2018, 11:00:23 AM
I am a geek when it comes to music. I listen almost to all genre of this art. I music not only entertaining but also, the art of musical always adjusts to suit your situation and moods. But with the current trend of our generation and I mean we the "millennials". The message in music is quickly degrading its positive impact in our lives.
Forget about the beats and styles, and lets concentrate on the message. Did our generation lose it on this one?
17  Other / Politics & Society / Re: What are the reasons to support war? on: July 28, 2018, 06:28:09 AM
Here's just one example:

Because the axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) had their eyes on conquering the world. And they were acting upon those goals. They invaded France, Poland, Western Russia, Manchuria, the Philippines, annexed Austria and Hungry, island hopping across the Pacific, and bombed Pearl Harbor.

Negotiations had been tried (N. Chamberlain) and despite agreements, their advancement did not cease.

It was only by use of military force that they were stopped.
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: Why do people feel inferior ? on: July 25, 2018, 01:09:00 PM
Feeling inferior to other people is a typical thought of a S.A.D. person. I used to have the same feeling when I was in that nightmare. As S.A.D. person, we need other people's friendship so much that we cannot afford to lose it. So we do our best to please others everyday and hope they will be happy with us and continue to be our friends. We reply on the happiness of others and don't care about that of ourselves and gradually we develop the feeling of inferior.

We are trapped in this vicious circle :
Social anxiety -> lose friends -> need friends desperately -> ignore ourselves and feel inferior -> social anxiety

To jump out of this circle, we need to correct the irrational feeling of inferior and respect ourselves. Now cognitive behavior therapy can do this. Its process is very simple. In the cognitive therapy session, you keep telling yourself the positive message such as you are valuable and have the right to be yourself et. al. and your brain will begin to learn and accept it. Then in the behavior therapy, you show up in some social situations you felt anxious before to test what you have learned in the cognitive session, which will be testified and reinforce your new believes.

You can get the therapy at the psychologist or buy the audio series from the internet to learn by yourself.
19  Other / Off-topic / Re: How much does colour influence us when we buy something? on: July 24, 2018, 09:46:45 PM
Colour is a powerful tool that is used to great effect by manufacturers and retail companies when they try to sell something. Actually, many of the purchasing decisions we make are partly or largely influenced by colour.

What do you think on this point? How true is this statement?
It is absolute truth. It is known that red color evokes interest, draws attention to itself, blue - the color of stability, reliability, etc. That is why the white inscription "Sale" on a red background (very often). And the corporate colors of large corporations, legal, consulting firms are calm cool tones. Of course, there are exceptions.
How does it work? From personal experience - it works. I very often buy something that attracted my attention, something that "caught my eye" and only then I realize that it was not a fully conscious choice. This is the reality of our consumer civilization.
20  Economy / Economics / Re: Reason we pay taxes and why we should on: July 23, 2018, 07:00:40 PM
Taxation is theft. "But who will build the roads" argument is really old and dumb, people are not some stupid monkeys who can't figure out things if no one guides them, there's nothing that can not be done privately and through voluntary cooperation (which is the same as privately). Roads, military, science and so on - all of it can and is done privately around the world. Government is exactly why Bitcoin was invented - you can't trust people with power and believe that they will do as they've promised, and even well-meaning leaders do stupid mistakes that cost billions. Just like Bitcoin have decentralized economy, some day people will decentralize power to the point when every individual will be independent from others.

Every institution needs financial stability in this capitalist world to continue in its mandate. The same is with a country, as an institution it needs finances which are mainly acquired through taxes. When the people complain about taxes its mainly because of:
1. low minimum wage in a country which makes people feel as if they are being reaped of their hard earned money.
2. lack of proper sensitization of the importance of taxation to the public. Wgich creates an information gap between governments and the public on this topic.
3. lack of leadership in public resource management, in accountability and in allocation of these public funds.

So saying that its theft is more of a subjective point.
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