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 No.452589[Reply]

Gregorian calendar is shitty, why doesn't the left ever talk about switching to a better one? "decolonization" / Metric-ification, etc etc.

> World Season Calendar

https://calendars.wikia.org/wiki/World_Season_Calendar
7 day weeks, 13 weeks in a season, 4 seasons in a year
> 60 Week Calendar
https://calendars.wikia.org/wiki/60-Week_Calendar
6 day weeks!
> World Calendar
https://calendars.wikia.org/wiki/World_Calendar
Perpetual calendar (91 * 4 + "world peace day"), perpetual Gregorian
> Soviet Calendar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_calendar
5/6 day weeks, abolition of "weekend" (rotating schedules)
> French Republican Calendar
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 No.452591

International Fixed Calendar is objectively the best one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Fixed_Calendar
>The calendar year has 13 months with 28 days each, divided into exactly 4 weeks (13 × 28 = 364). An extra day added as a holiday at the end of the year (after December 28, i.e. equal December 31 Gregorian), sometimes called "Year Day", does not belong to any week and brings the total to 365 days. Each year coincides with the corresponding Gregorian year, so January 1 in the Cotsworth calendar always falls on Gregorian January 1.[3] Twelve months are named and ordered the same as those of the Gregorian calendar, except that the extra month is inserted between June and July, and called Sol. Situated in mid-summer (from the point of view of its Northern Hemisphere authors) and including the mid-year solstice, the name of the new month was chosen in homage to the sun.[4]

>Leap years in the International Fixed Calendar contain 366 days, and its occurrence follows the Gregorian rule. There is a leap year in every year whose number is divisible by 4, but not if the year number is divisible by 100, unless it is also divisible by 400. So although the year 2000 was a leap year, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 were common years. The International Fixed Calendar inserts the extra day in leap years as June 29 - between Saturday June 28 and Sunday Sol 1.


>Each month begins on a Sunday, and ends on a Saturday; consequently, every year begins on Sunday. Neither Year Day nor Leap Day are considered to be part of any week; they are preceded by a Saturday and are followed by a Sunday.


Disadvantages

<While each quarter would be equal in length (13 weeks), thirteen is a prime number, placing all activities currently done on a quarterly basis out of alignment with the months.


<Some Jewish and Christian leaders opposed the calendar, as their tradition of worshiping every seventh day would result in either the day of the week of worship changing from year to year, or eight days passing when Year Day or Leap Day occurs.[12]


<The calendar is inconsistent with ISO 8601 regarding the first weekday of the week (Sunday v
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 No.452594

>>452591
OTOH clinging to 7 day week systems is just simping to Abr*hamics. I get that in theory, basing 7 day weeks off of one moon phase makes sense, and people are used to it and want it – but if we reapproached the concept of ``a year" from first principles, what arguments can we make for it besides that?

For instance, 6 day week helps make for an easier transition to a 4 day work week. 2 on, 4 off.
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 No.452598

> Positivist calendar:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positivist_calendar
28 days x 13 months, +1
> Igbo calendar:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_calendar
28 days, but 4-day weeks (!!)
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 No.452634

There are astrological reasons why the days are like that. Leave the gregorian calendar alone, it is the best.


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 No.434345[Reply]

Has anyone else noticed an uptick in genuinely retarded posts lately? They seem to be idpol focused or literally praising corporations? Are we being raided or something since most of these could probably be falseflag posts?
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 No.452614

>>434345
Take your meds Op.

SAGE
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 No.452616

>>452614
>necrobumping dead threads
put that sage my uygha
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 No.452620

>>452616
Fool I did put the sage in
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 No.452624

>>452620
my dumbass kek
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 No.453022

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 No.452532[Reply]

What do you think about this field? Have you taken it?

Do you regularly clash with the professors and students due to your communist leanings in the class? (i.e they would propagate anti-communist rehtoric that you know to be false?

Why would you take this field?
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 No.452558

Only a small fraction of the discipline (if you could even call it a coherent discipline) engages in developing theories and confronting them with empiricism, the rest is mostly philosophizing and naval gazing. In fact it's arguably as dismal a "science" as economics.
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 No.452579

>>452558
>naval gazing
that sounds lewd
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 No.452580

>>452579
I like to watch ships but that's not lewd at all.
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 No.452588

>>452580
OH BEHAVE!


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 No.452539[Reply]

They changed the name of Stalingrad.
Think about it for a moment.
Think what 'revisionism' really meant.
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 No.452550

>>452549
>>452548
They changed both.
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 No.452552

>>452550
Imagine my shock. What are they now?
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 No.452557

>>452552
Skt. Petersburg and Volgograd. Leningrad wasn't changed (back to) Skt. Petersburg until after the fall of the USSR though.
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 No.452560

>>452539
>They changed the name of Stalingrad.
Who cares about renaming a city, other than annoyed residents and mapmakers who have to redo their maps.
>Think what 'revisionism' really meant.
they did bad economic policy decisions like axing long term research for labor productivity improving technologies, that lead to stagnation 20 years down the line and they increased the military budget too much, too fast.
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 No.452574

>>452560
>Who cares about renaming a city
think again


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 No.452496[Reply]

Looks like our boy Michael Hudson is at it again. Watch as he eviscerates infamous kool-aide drinker Thomas Piketty in this debate. Keynesians on suicide watch!
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 No.452503

>>452500
nta but "muh progressive industrial capital vs. regressive banking"
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 No.452512

>China's socialist economy
The Dengist Hudson vs the Keynesian Piketty
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 No.452513

>>452503
>muh progressive industrial capital vs. regressive banking"
Didn't Marx share this view too ?
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 No.452570

>>452500
>can you give an example?
He grew up as a trotskyist( or at least, his father and other surrounding people were trotskyists) and while he is no longer a trotskyist, he can occasionally have some very trotskyist views. His definition of socialism also seems to be incredibly loose, the reason he considers china to be socialist is pretty much just because financial capital bad, industrial capital good.

I mean I like him overall, I especially like when he gets all giggly when violent revolution is brought up and when he outright says that the people must rise up against their oppressors in a revolutionary struggle, but that juxtaposed with his incredibly loose ideas of what actually constitutes socialism feel very incongruent.

I think that's my biggest issue with him overall, I want him to be consistent but his weird trotskyist/dengist brainworms get in the way a lot of the time.
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 No.452571

>>452497
I bully you


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 No.452505[Reply]

At this point in life I feel like the revolutionary left is dead and gone. I feel like we are all waiting for something that will never come like some kind of religious zealot. Marxism is about material analysis and praxis. Isn't constantly being an optimist about the future anti materialist and idealistic? Isn't it more sound to accept that we have lost? Have we lost?
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 No.452535

>>452522
I have been at this for 10 years too, and I too am appalled by the lack of willingness of people to listen, but that changes absolutely nothing about my optimism or lack thereof. I don't know how we're going to compete, but I know crying in a corner isn't going to make it easier to do so, and this "we've lost" mentality is what the ruling class wants from you.
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 No.452536

>>452534
True, if everyone did everything right everything would be better. And of course that means doing what you would've done.
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 No.452537

>>452536
If there's no revolution is because you are not doing it. Kill yourself and don't bother us.
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 No.452538

>>452537
Not sure what you're trying to communicate here. Take a deep breath and try again.
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 No.452547

>>452534
Can't tell if irony or not.


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 No.304257[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

This is the thread for good news.

People have a tendency to focus on what is going wrong and miss out on what is going well.
I'm also suspecting that there is a doomer astroturf going on.

To counteract this a little i want to ask you to post uplifting news.
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 No.452070

>>304356
blue is science/medical in star trek
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 No.452076

>>384803
pretty sure the messy pull-out maneuver in afghanistan was that
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 No.452084

>>452069
>won't matter if it tastes bad
Starch has a distinctive "starchy" taste on it's own, which most people seem to like even-tho we lack the culinary cultural references to notice it consciously.
The laboratory starch won't have lectins (proteins that plants use as insecticide), which might have a health upside because lectins are anti-nutrients, but leaving it out might affect the taste.
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 No.452088

>>452048
Won't elaborate any further honestly.
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 No.452515

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>>452055
>WE WILL WIN

Yes


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 No.452464[Reply]

For example in S.Korea, they have such a streamlined process to manufacture their fake culture industry whereas in the US it seems to be much more happy go lucky, maybe you are manufactured artist or you just get lucky

But in S.Korea it seems to be more cutthroat and therefore fully, scripted to become an artist

What is the explanation for this? Is this the result of material condition? They have a smaller population that the USA, Is it because they're not a world power like them?

Or is the fact that the USA capital is just worse at developing and S.Korea have managed to become better capitalists?
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 No.452472

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The United States still does R&D on developing new commodities. The reason you don't see it is it's all Agricultural or military spending. That's the United States largest exports. Everything else was shipped across the border seas under Clinton with NAFTA or Across seas with Obama and the TTP.
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 No.452473

>>452471
That's what I'm talking about
Why is there no developed factory the US

>>452472
Oh, So they don't need to do it because their main export is that and through their military prowess they already force their culture. Got it.

They don't need to develop it like S.Korea does.
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 No.452474

>>452473
>Why is there no developed factory the US
That's what I'm denying. All big pop stars are industry plants.
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 No.452475

>>452474
Take your meds skitzo

>>452473
No it's not that they don't "need too" per se. There's no demand to because agriculture and military make up the bulk of US exports.
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 No.452487

>>452484
Then leave homo


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 No.452424[Reply]

Bashar = people in Arabic
Mao: Serve the people.
Kim Il Sung: The people is my god.
I think we know what they want from us.
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 No.452455



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 No.451809[Reply]

the other incel thread got derailed into age of consent shit-flinging, and furthermore i have a larger point so i will make a new thread. overall, i am of the belief that blackpill ideology and the materialist analysis of sex can be reconciled with one another. it is of my opinion that the reason so many incels are traditionalists stems from a fundamental false consciousness that has its origins in the truth of sex not having fully actualized

both black pill thinking and radical feminist thought share a fundamental kernel of truth: that sex based asymmetries are fundamentally grounded on the ownership of particular reproduction organs. other sexually dimorphic traits of the human species which are not primary sexual characteristics still play a role in job market, but as evinced from the fact that we still have unequal representation in jobs that do not require manually intensive labor, it should be clear that their role is far more minimal. there have also been posited psychological differences between men and women, but while they might have some explanatory power, there is a care that should be made, on how substantial these differences really are, which hasn't been had. my problem with this direction is that it uses a continuous distribution of neurodiversity in order to justify a bipartite categorical structure. furthermore, such an explanatory approach is practically inept, as it either suggests that nothing should be done in asymmetrical sexual standards, or an impossible regression in the material conditions of sex (id est, traditionalism). such a regression is, on one side impossible under hegemonic capitalism, and on the other hand, unlikely with current technologies (viz, automation, proliferation of contraception/protection from STIs, mate finding technologies like tinder, etc). this isn't to mention that a social-material regression would be predicated on women turning back on their material interests, which, without copious propaganda is unlikely. not only that, but many men either prefer to have women that are genuine intellectual and economic equals, or are simps who would rather prioritize the rights of women over their own sexual gratification

not only is standard traditionalism insufficient, but so is socialist approaches. the material conditions which produce asymmetries in sexual relations are mostly invariant to economic distribution strategies. we've had patriarchy since agriculture. technology and the reality of diPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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 No.452437

>>452436
Also sexbots would effectively undermine women's power, which is why feminists are already trying to get them banned.
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 No.452449

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>>452436
nothing you said can't be argued for fembots. an anon on the site i speak of has made precisely this argument before but for fembots (pic rel). moreover, the problem is that simply going to the third world would only do this at home as opposed to being a global movement and is predicated on mass migration. it is definitely something individual incels can do if they are desperate for a wife though

>>452437
if you even accept this then you should accept fembots are not merely a liberal solution to the problem. with that said, this is precisely where my criticism comes in as it criticizes anti-sexbot feminist ideology on their own terms

another point, the fact that sexbots are being discussed not only by feminists but by the general public occasionally as well as even grifters like agent kochinski (him saying he can argue for loli sexbots) shows the issues are in the public unconscious far more than moving to the third world is
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 No.452450

>>452449
>nothing you said can't be argued for fembots.
Sex bots are no where near where they need to be to have any effect on sexual relations. Might as well be waiting for flying cars to alleviate traffic.
>another point, the fact that sexbots are being discussed not only by feminists but by the general public occasionally as well as even grifters like agent kochinski (him saying he can argue for loli sexbots) shows the issues are in the public unconscious far more than moving to the third world is
The only thing Westerns talking about sex bot proves is that Westerners love masturbating to idealism. Might as well be arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a needle.
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 No.452451

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>>452450
>Sex bots are no where near where they need to be to have any effect on sexual relations
agreed it's not something that can happen overnight. things are still developing so i can't tell incels to just buy one. at best i can just encourage them to join the cause and work towards fembot advancement

>The only thing Westerns talking about sex bot proves is that Westerners love masturbating to idealism

not completely wrong as at this point they are just thinking about as a mostly hypothetical problem. of course, the people on this imageboard are actively working towards making become a reality. pic rel is a poster's perhaps crude attempt. we aren't just sitting down and discussing the politics of it. many of the discussions are about actual engineering and/or showcasing their current work done. yes ethical discussions are still abstract, but they will grow more concrete as the technology itself develops. there will come a time when fembots do indeed become a serious issue at which point we would have a strategic advantage. not just ideologically, but also through constructing these bots in a decentralized manner

ive seen someone suggest making a crypto token business with the construction of ai waifus in mind though no one has made the technology yet. personally id go for a union that somehow permit anonymous organization. im not quite sure the logistics of these but they could be a next step in the process
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 No.452452

>>452451
>making become a reality
*making it become a reality


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