Ross1 | April 14, 2020

This thread is limited to those of genius.

jimglas | April 14, 2020

Is a stable genius welcome?

jimglas | April 14, 2020

what in this thread is a spam magnet?

SCCRENDO | April 14, 2020

Better a thread like this becomes a spam magnet

rob | April 14, 2020

define genius

Xerogas | April 14, 2020

@Ross1: is it ok if I merely watch the genius that happens here?

Ross1 | April 14, 2020

I shouldn't be here so I can't reply

Xerogas | April 15, 2020

We could attract a genius to this thread by laying some bait: “Gravity and antimatter don’t exist because...magnets and centripetal acceleration are made of perceived pixie dust relative to the frame of galactic motion. And then my college professor clapped and told me to teach the class.”

Ross1 | April 15, 2020

Sorry, that would only attract blueadept.

Ross1 | April 15, 2020

What about a consideration of Einstein's maxim, that if you know your subject well enough you can say it in one sentence?

Like; I love my Tesla because...10 or 15 more words.

This forum is the worst i have ever seen because.....10 or 15 more words.

blkice | April 15, 2020

Intelligence plus curiosity and motivation is a good start on Genius

fazman | April 15, 2020

I’ll just read, i can’t participate

Ross1 | April 15, 2020

@blkice: how do you know that?

Ross1 | April 15, 2020

@fazman: more than some here can do

blkice | April 15, 2020

Does anyone know anything, what is knowing anyway

Xerogas | April 15, 2020

I love my Tesla because everything about it is effortless, from purchase to delivery to driving to charging to maintenance.

Ross1 | April 16, 2020

Our brain is an amazing computer.

Ross1 | April 16, 2020

Did you ever wonder how many calculations go thru a dog's brain when he catches a ball, or frisbee, vectors, velocity, deceleration, kinetic energy, he knows all those sums and does thenm almost instaneously.
The same with birds, fish, do a million fish turn as one in 3D...?

There are the genii (is that the plural?)

Orthopod | April 16, 2020

Were you trying to Genius bait Elon Musk back to the forums

davidfincher89 | April 16, 2020
I am looking for and I love to post a comment that 'The content of your post is awesome' Great work!

Nexxus | April 26, 2020

Only those who eschew obfuscation, like Ross1 does, can comprehend the genius of his work.

Ross1 | April 26, 2020

....wait while I get a dictionary!

alexporubai39 | April 28, 2020

I think that AI is a new genius, I'd say it is 2020 genius. And we can help you to create your own genius, contact us here

Xerogas | April 28, 2020

Now we know who’s *not* a genius. Flagged

Ross1 | June 29, 2020


Ross1 | June 29, 2020

We should keep this thread open, because we might eventually discover a new genius.
(Keep trying!).
Ta R.

Ross1 | June 29, 2020

Or a new genius might discover us.

Ross1 | June 29, 2020

Who is "us" actually?

Ross1 | June 29, 2020

To understand the concept of Who are Us, I would like you to read about the New Zealand Prime Minister, what she said about 'US". They are Us.
This is not my nation, (I am Australian, they are as different as USA and Canada), we are separated by 2000 miles of wild ocean. Jacinda is not my party, but Jacinda is the Prime Minister the whole world would like to have. We would gladly import her as our leader. She broadcasts from home. She has saved NZ from the Corona Virus, saved them from racist attacks, saved them from earthquakes. This girl is in her 30s. Look here up!
Read about her. Learn about leadership.

Ross1 | June 29, 2020

'They are us': Jacinda Ardern has been a shining light in the dark
Kishan Naran15:21, Apr 11 2019


When a country suffers in such heinous circumstances, their people look to a leader for a way out.
When a country suffers in such heinous circumstances, their people look to a leader for a way out.

OPINION: The events which unfolded in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 required leadership of the greatest magnitude. Our nation was in need of a figure who would show us the light in a place of such darkness. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, became our shining light.

Ardern has previously been labelled as a leader who lacks 'punch', especially when compared to our last female Prime Minister, Helen Clark.

When Ardern spoke in her first television press conference in New Plymouth following the shootings, she began to get overwhelmed with emotion and repeated herself numerous times. I remember asking myself if she could handle her duty.

* Casual racism in NZ: 'Why are you so dirty and brown? Don't you wash yourself?'
* After the Christchurch shootings, I choose love over hate
* When a Muslim woman was attacked, I didn't speak up

At 7:30pm on the same day, Ardern delivered her second press conference in Wellington. She appeared to be a different person than she was three hours prior. Our Prime Minister, facing the greatest trial of any before her, stood and delivered to a grieving and intimidated nation.

At the time, and even still now, many New Zealanders were wondering why on earth an individual would want to attack our peaceful and prosperous nation. Ardern answered that question with authority, assurance and perfection.

She stated "We, New Zealand, we were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we are an enclave for extremism. We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of those things."

Share your tributes, photos and condolences.

In all of Ardern's addresses to the public she continued to state "They are us". As most know, the actions of a politician can sway from their words. But not in this case. Pictures began to surface of Ardern wearing a head scarf whilst consoling members of the Muslim community. She very literally displayed her notion to New Zealand and the world.

We had, and still have, a nation in shock. Our safe and shielded New Zealand has been the victim of a grim and painful atrocity. The actions of one individual's hate and twisted views has caused the pain of so many.

However as Ardern declared in Parliament, "speak the names of those who were lost rather than the man who took them. He may seek notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name".

When a country suffers in such heinous circumstances, their people look to a leader for a way out.

On March 15, New Zealand was in unrest, we needed answers, and we needed our leader.

Our Prime Minister stood forward and took ownership, she has shown us optimism, she has given us hope, and she can and will lead us through this dark tunnel.

Kishan Naran is a political scientist graduate from the University of Otago. He recently completed a summer internship for David Seymour.

Ross1 | June 29, 2020

‘They are us’ voted New Zealand’s quote of 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s unifying phrase “They are us”, uttered several times in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, has taken out the 2019 Massey University Quote of the Year.

Competition organiser and speech writing lecturer Dr Heather Kavan says the three words have been seared in our collective memory since March 15, making the quote a worthy winner.

“Jacinda Ardern told an interviewer from The Guardian that she wrote the line intuitively, scrawling these and other words on a piece of paper in the short interlude between being informed of the attack and speaking about it at a press conference,” Dr Kavan says.

“I think the quote resonated because she conveyed the feelings and thoughts of New Zealanders as we put ourselves in the shoes of the victims and their families.

“One thing I find interesting about the quote is its contrast with the famous 19th century ‘They are ours’ line, referring to an enemy to be conquered. With only two letters removed, the whole meaning is changed from arrogance to empathy.”

The quote received 20 per cent of the 4500 votes cast for the 10 finalists in this year’s competition, followed by 18 per cent for the runner-up, “Hello Brother”, words spoken by Haji-Daoud Nabi to the gunman at the entrance to the Al Noor mosque just before he was shot and killed.

“This quote was so powerful that people told me they thought about it for hours afterward, Dr Kavan says. “The words have an almost visceral effect. Before Jacinda Ardern spoke a message of unity, Haji-Daoud Nabi lived and breathed it in his final moments as he faced the killer.

“We don’t have an image of him saying ‘Hello Brother’ because the footage is banned, nor will we ever know what he was thinking or feeling. But if ever there was an existential moment, this was it.”

Ross1 | June 29, 2020

The forum: who are we, and why can't we be more 'Us' and cohesive and loving, if you will?

David N | June 29, 2020

Ross1, I agree with you.
It is very disheartening to read on these forums from so called self proclaimed “intelligent, professional, well educated, concerned with the environment” all the name calling, the use of swear words, the generic broad labeling of people, groups, even political viewpoints.
To respect another’s opinion is a positive character, not to is what is called a bigot (look up the definition).
Some here use the terms truth, science, facts, proof, to support their own view, but dismiss someone else’s view based on the same terms. In a nut shell, if you don’t agree with them (and their proof), then you are wrong(and they will most likely put your opinion down, call you names, and label you as a such and such).
If this is how so called well educated, intelligent professionals treat others, well, I guess I’ll just stick with associating w the so called uneducated, blue collar, hard working men and women of America’s heartland. I guess there’s a reason why it’s called the “heartland of America”, I’ll be proud to be known and associated with them.
Moral and personal character traits, perhaps each of us need to re-examine our interior life as to who we are as OP is asking and how we treat others.

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