SCALE OF ONE TO TEN HOW DO YOUR RATE YOURSELF IN...
Let’s be honest, we are all our own worst critics. But let’s take a look. On a scale of one to ten
- how would you rate your looks
- how would you rate your cooking skills
- how would you rate your dating skills
- how would you rate your bedroom skills wags eyebrows
- how would you rate your social life overall
BONUS POINTS: If you answer the first one (how would you rate your looks), post a picture and I or some other users as well will rate you. -cues dramatic music-
What's the story behind the logo of the IRS?
The logo was supposed to represent the American Bald Eagle overseeing the scales of justice in an effort to increase the morale and self-image of those who work there.
The Eagle symbolises America, which is holding even scales.
The Garland is associated with Caesar. I would guess that it comes from the famous biblical quote "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's" Which basically means that you have to pay your taxes.
So what its saying is. America has fair taxes that it is your Christian duty to pay.
If you were to create a partisan group, what would you fight for?
@partizan Punishment is a good deterrent for crime, not a good means of correction after a crime has already occurred.
I can agree that humans aren't "evil", though even if you "fix" the way humans interact with one another, there's no way to control other aspects of the external environment (i.e. natural disasters, random events like winning a lottery), so there will always be some inequality, and even if you teach people not to compare themselves to other people (or teach them to blame nature for all their problems), ultimately there will come a time when people want compensation for inequity/loss to the extent that they will start robbing it from the "more" fortunate; this is just human nature and a survival extinct from natural selection/evolution, it's programmed into our genes; you can fight it, but you can't destroy it.
I'm pretty sure that an alien capable of space travel wouldn't want to visit Earth if they discovered it, we're probably extremely primitive in their minds. Would you want to visit a colony of bacteria, the really boring kind? Consider a society that is capable of such technological advancement and has not blown themselves up (i.e. if they had nuclear weapons but at a scale that could blow up the solar system, they must have a philosophical belief or "computer" system in place to prevent them from going to war, because if they ever fought, they'd destroy their entire species/civilization with just one missile). The point I want to make here is for a species that advanced, they would have nothing to gain by visiting Earth and are better off avoiding an unnecessary risk (consider if we ever learn of or steal their technology but are incapable of controlling ourselves, we might destroy the universe). I'm pretty sure aliens that advanced have one of the "solutions" I previous mentioned; either a computer controls their every thought so they have no free will but also no risk of destruction, or they're all sleeping in pods somewhere tucked away.
This new level of evolving can be done, but really it all comes down to chance in my mind. The powers that be are the richest people in the world, and in today's society, you can't really climb the top without having done some corrupt things - you have to take advantage of people to beat others (capitalism). So, in that sense, because people are greedy, and the only way to maintain wealth is to create institutions which put different groups against each other (black vs white, gay vs straight, women vs men), and because people are too foolish to see the bigger picture, this creates a positive feedback/endless vicious cycle/"revenge" where the masses keep holding one another down, and those at the top profit - without an incentive to truly better the lives at a scale that puts their own wealth at risk.
To summarize, people are inherently greedy and those with power want to stay in power; the world is unfair, so even if you do manage to create a society with social equality, there's no way to guarantee that people have the same amount of "luck" (or will stop blaming each other for differences in "power" - usually expressed in material wealth like money, # of houses, etc). The forms of punishment that exist are in place to maintain the vicious cycle. Aliens probably won't visit us unless to destroy us (they have very little to gain). True peace from an idealized standpoint probably won't be achievable without the cost of our humanity, because you can't prevent the risk of greed (someone may realize that they can get more out of the system than someone else, and at the cost of someone else; or vice versa, someone might be more powerful than someone else, and another person will want to rob that power).
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Do you think ISLAM is a religion of terrorism ?
So this isn't an attempt to "tip the scales", but because exposure to both sides is important, here's something we should be conscious about: https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-supremacist-charged-terrorism-alleged-031331509.html