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Old Yesterday, 05:33 AM   #72961
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if our country was being attacked, yes.
would i join the military and fight in our interests over seas? no.
and if you had to fight overseas for USA, because Russia was extending his grimy hands all over Europe, making at last a meaningful agreement and sending petrodollar into a tailspin.
Nobody is going to invade USA, don't be stupid.
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 AM   #72962
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Most satisfying jobs:

top four:

1. Mathematician

2. tenured university professor

3. statistician

4. actuary

So they virtually all entail math and then professing includes mathematics professing so it seems clear being a mathematics graduate can seriously can contribute to your overall happiness, and of course finances.

the bottom four:

196. broadcaster

197. taxi driver

198. enlisted military personnel

199. newspaper reporter

200. lumberjack

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I'd like to make some comments and raise a few questions.

First of all, why do mathematics graduates suffer such a high rate of satisfaction in their careers.. is there something intrinsic to people who grasp difficult math? Is it that they are more logical and entertain a more realistic and rational perspective on life, is it that they are the gatekeepers of divine science and will never face a shortage in employment, or are they just more easily entertained than most people?

University professor.. I think this speaks for itself. I think all of us at Sputnik have at one point dreamed about being a professor. I know I have... a lot.

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For the least satisfying careers..

I think it's a shame that military ranks at the bottom. Of all the jobs the government should make that insufferable... I'd suggest being a tax collector or a politician ought to be the most discouraged, not the military. I'm not a supporter of the hyper-militaristic stance of going into countries and crushing anyone who remotely threatens the total hegemony of the oligarchs who run the American power. But I think many of them are good people who sign up with good intentions, not aware that the government considers them nothing more than just 'stupid pawns' like Kissinger reportedly once said.

Broadcast... that one is the most far-fetched one on the list. No one is forced to become a news anchor and from what I see, most people who do are really passionate about their field and obviously it's a tremendous gift to an on-air anchor, since it's like radio, a lot of people want to do it but there are so few spots available.

Taxi driving.. That could be a pain in the ass not having any physical movement... just sitting for forty hours a week. But I don't think anyone forces drivers to work full time and if they need something a little more physically demanding, they can get a second job part time.

Overall, it's a good list.
every person I knew that view mathematics as more than a useful tool were tools.
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Old Yesterday, 06:11 AM   #72963
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Nobody is going to invade USA, don't be stupid.
no, i don't believe they will either. I was simply answering a question.
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Old Yesterday, 12:53 PM   #72964
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every person I knew that view mathematics as more than a useful tool were tools.
So you're most serious, non-trolling, productive response is that mathematicians are all tools?

That those who help us understand what is at the heart of all science, are tools.

That the scientists who made space travel possible, are tools.

That the economists who do whatever it is that they do, I really don't know, but they are all tools.

Everyone who has helped to enlighten us on the law of attraction of the celestial bodies starting with Newton, are all tools.

How in your right mind could you say that mathematicians are tools?
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and if you had to fight overseas for USA, because Russia was extending his grimy hands all over Europe, making at last a meaningful agreement and sending petrodollar into a tailspin.
Nobody is going to invade USA, don't be stupid.
Invasion of the US, hmm? There was a man who saw in a vision such a war take place. In fact, I believe his words were true. I have studied his foresayings, and I believe he is correct. We have by my count, less than six years and to be more exact I'd risk being in error. By six, I mean a very late maximum. If we're still here in six years then I will agree to give up my apocalyptic fantasies.
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Old Yesterday, 02:08 PM   #72966
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So you're most serious, non-trolling, productive response is that mathematicians are all tools?

That those who help us understand what is at the heart of all science, are tools.

That the scientists who made space travel possible, are tools.

That the economists who do whatever it is that they do, I really don't know, but they are all tools.

Everyone who has helped to enlighten us on the law of attraction of the celestial bodies starting with Newton, are all tools.

How in your right mind could you say that mathematicians are tools?
no, men of science develop mathematics as a tool not a truth in itself.
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Old Yesterday, 02:44 PM   #72967
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Why would Russia invading Ukraine hurt the US dollar?
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Old Yesterday, 04:36 PM   #72968
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Why would Russia invading Ukraine hurt the US dollar?
imagine that putin suddenly doesn't want dollars for his gas, pro-Russian ukrania controlling the pipeline, and russia starting to sell gas to Ukraine and whole Europe in euros or rubbles instead of dollars. Imagine that, merkel and putin get cozy in that sense.

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"imagine if russia wanted to bankrupt itself in a single stroke"

pricing exports in rubles would be entirely self-defeating, since the whole point of exporting is to get in hard currency.

why would the eu connive in an attempt to weaken the us and strengthen russia, especially when doing so would be so hugely technically difficult, laborious and expensive?

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no, men of science develop mathematics as a tool not a truth in itself.
When you say 'develop', you make it sound like a synthetic fiber or new piece of technology. It isn't just 'developed'; it is discovered.
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Old Today, 09:23 AM   #72972
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When you say 'develop', you make it sound like a synthetic fiber or new piece of technology. It isn't just 'developed'; it is discovered.
you are a tool. mathematics isnt discovered because it wasnt there before, like fire.
You are a tool.
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"imagine if russia wanted to bankrupt itself in a single stroke"

pricing exports in rubles would be entirely self-defeating, since the whole point of exporting is to get in hard currency.

why would the eu connive in an attempt to weaken the us and strengthen russia, especially when doing so would be so hugely technically difficult, laborious and expensive?
Rubles or EUros.

This time though putin is not some no name Saddam to take invasion from USA lightly.
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