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Woman who banged 20 ghosts is now engaged to a spirit

30 October 2018 - 03:11 PM



A British woman who claimed she has slept with at least 20 ghosts says shes now engaged to a poltergeist.

In December, Amethyst Realm told British TV show ITV This Morning that she cheated on her fiancé with a ghost, and has since gone on to have supernatural affairs with at least 20 paranormal beings. Well, now she says shes found true love with an apparition. Realm said the ghost asked her to get married during a trip to celebrate their nine-month relationship at Englands Wookey Hole caves, according to The Sun. There was no going down on one knee  he doesnt have knees. But for the first time, I heard him speak, she told The Sun. I could actually hear his voice and it was beautiful. Deep, sexy and real. The 30-year-old said she met her spooky match, who doesnt have a name, during a work trip to Australia in February. Id not had a phantom fling for a while and as I was away on business, starting a new relationship was the last thing on my mind, the Bristol-based spiritual counselor told The Sun. Then one day, while I was walking through the bush, enjoying nature, I suddenly felt this incredible energy. A new lover had arrived. Realm said her friends and family have embraced her unusual engagement and now she is planning her big day as a Pagan ceremony. We havent discussed the details yet but I think it will be quite a big do, she said. However, the couple already had sex on the plane back from Australia when they first met. I was happy and excited  so excited that we had to do something about it, she said. So we headed to the plane loo and, well, I am now a member of the Mile High Club. The bride-to-be added that this engagement is much more satisfying than her previous living fiancé. Sometimes I get the feeling that Im being moved, she said. Orgasms I have with my spirit lovers have been way more satisfying than any Ive had with ordinary men.

Someone wants to blow Obama, Clinton, and Soros

26 October 2018 - 10:23 AM

It's MDC IMO. :cheers:

Most Popular Music Artist In Your State?

11 October 2018 - 06:23 PM

https://www.buzzfeed...t-here-is-yours

California = Shoreline Mafia

No idea who they are.

My-side Bias

09 October 2018 - 10:36 AM

I thought this was an interesting read. Basically reinforces that the bored politrolls are wasting time arguing all day.
 
 
In what feels like an increasingly polarised world, trying to convince the “other side” to see things differently often feels futile. Psychology has done a great job outlining some of the reasons why, including showing that, regardless of political leanings, most people are highly motivated to protect their existing views.
 
However a problem with some of this research is that it is very difficult to concoct opposing real-life arguments of equal validity, so as to make a fair comparison of people’s treatment of arguments they agree and disagree with.
 
To get around this problem, an elegant new paper in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology has tested people’s ability to assess the logic of formal arguments (syllogisms) structured in the exact same way, but that featured wording that either confirmed or contradicted their existing views on abortion. The results provide a striking demonstration of how our powers of reasoning are corrupted by our prior attitudes.
 
Vladimíra Čavojová at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and her colleagues recruited 387 participants in Slovakia and Poland, mostly university students. The researchers first assessed the students’ views on abortion (a highly topical and contentious issue in both countries), then they presented them with 36 syllogisms – these are formal logical arguments that come in the form of three statements (see examples, below).
 
Mainly the participants had trouble accepting as logical those valid syllogisms that contradicted their existing beliefs, and similarly they found it difficult to reject as illogical those invalid syllogisms that conformed with their beliefs. This seemed to be particularly the case for participants with more pro-life attitudes. What’s more, this “my-side bias” was actually greater among participants with prior experience or training in logic (the researchers aren’t sure why, but perhaps prior training in logic gave participants even greater confidence to accept syllogisms that supported their current views – whatever the reason, it shows again what a challenge it is for people to think objectively).
 
“Our results show why debates about controversial issues often seem so futile,” the researchers said. “Our values can blind us to acknowledging the same logic in our opponent’s arguments if the values underlying these arguments offend our own.”

 

 
 
In a post-truth world of alternative facts, there is understandable interest in the psychology behind why people are generally so wedded to their opinions and why it is so difficult to change minds.
 
We already know a lot about the deliberate mental processes that people engage in to protect their world view, from seeking out confirmatory evidence (the “confirmation bias“) to questioning the methods used to marshal contradictory evidence (the scientific impotence excuse).
 
Now a team led by Anat Maril at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem report in Social Psychological and Personality Science that they have found evidence of rapid and involuntarily mental processes that kick-in whenever we encounter opinions we agree with, similar to the processes previously described for how we respond to basic facts.
 
The researchers write that “their demonstration of such a knee-jerk acceptance of opinions may help explain people’s remarkable ability to remain entrenched in their convictions”.
 
Now, across four studies, Maril and her team have found that something similar occurs for opinions. They composed 88 opinion statements, written in Hebrew, that covered politics, personal tastes and social issues, such as “The internet has made people more isolated” or “The internet has made people more sociable”. They presented dozens of  Israeli participants with versions of these statements that were grammatical or not (e.g. the gender or use of singular/plural were incorrect) and the participants’ task was to indicate as rapidly as possible whether the grammar was correct. Later, the participants were shown all the statements again and asked to indicate whether they agreed with them.
 
The key finding was that participants were quicker to identify statements as grammatically correct when they agreed with the opinion expressed in the statement, compared with when they disagreed (there was no difference for time taken to identify ungrammatical statements as ungrammatical). This was the case even though their agreement with the opinion expressed in the statements was irrelevant to the grammatical task at hand. “The results demonstrate that agreement with a stated opinion can have a rapid and involuntary effect on its cognitive processing,” the researchers said, which is similar to the epistemic Stroop Effect observed for facts.
 
“The current findings suggest that despite adults’ understanding of the notion of subjectivity, they may react to opinion-incongruent statements as if they were factually incorrect,” the researchers said, adding, “The distinction between factual truths and opinions held to be true is pivotal for rational discourse. However this distinction may apparently be somewhat murky within human psychology.”
 

2018 DNDL Weekly Winners and $$$

10 September 2018 - 10:53 AM

I have no idea how pay-outs are working, with all of the snowflakes getting freebies, but posting this thread as per normal protocol.
 
Weekly High Scoring Player: 5$
Weekly High Scoring Team: 10$
Divisional Winners: 25$
3rd Place: $30
2nd Place: $100
Champion: $200
 
Week 1:
Weekly High Scoring Team = Paranoid Androids (mobb_deep) - 178.23
Weekly High Scoring Player = SweaterMeats(mmm...beer) - 43.10 Alvin Kamara
 
Week 2:
Weekly High Scoring Team = SweaterMeats(mmm...beer) - 207.17
Weekly High Scoring Player = Putins Bitches(Med Student) - 48.56 Mahomes
 
Week 3:
Weekly High Scoring Team = SweaterMeats (mmmmm...beer) - 186.66
Weekly High Scoring Player = SkiBums (mtskibum) - 47.54 Matt Ryan 
 
Week 4:
Weekly High Scoring Team = Kat Fancy (gypsy/sux) - 181.73
Weekly High Scoring Player = SweaterMeats (mmm...beer) - 41.10 Alvin Kamara

Week 5:
Weekly High Scoring Team = Kat Fancy (gypsy/sux) - 153.73
Weekly High Scoring Player = SweaterMeats (mmm...beer) - 34.50 John Conner
 
Week 6:
Weekly High Scoring Team = Kat Fancy (gypsy/sux) - 187.09
Weekly High Scoring Player = Putins Bitches (Med Student) - 39.20 Tyreek

Week 7:
Weekly High Scoring Team = 2017 DNDL Champs (edjr) - 185.41
Weekly High Scoring Player = Putins Bitches (Med Student) - 39.31 Mahomes

Week 8:
Weekly High Scoring Team = Kat Fancy (gypsy/sux) - 175.95
Weekly High Scoring Player = SweaterMeats (mmm...narc) - 38.2 Conner

Week 9:
Weekly High Scoring Team = SweaterMeats (mmmmm...beer) - 218.62
Weekly High Scoring Player = 2017 DNDL Champs (ed) - Michael Thomas 39.1

Week 10:
Weekly High Scoring Team = Fleecing Neckbeards (bigtraine) - 194.95
Weekly High Scoring Player = Tampa Pron Docs (whitewinder) - Rapistbueger - 43.52

2018 Balances/Credits:
Beer - 50
MD - 10
Gypsy/Sux - 40
Ski - 5
Med - 15
Ed - 15
Traine - 10
WW - 5