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Man how some keep going and going...
1 posted on 12/07/2018 8:27:25 AM PST by Borges
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To: Darksheare

Ping.


2 posted on 12/07/2018 8:28:23 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Borges

Please tell me this is his obituary!


3 posted on 12/07/2018 8:29:17 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Disarming Liberals...Real Common Sense Gun Control!)
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To: Borges

Darn. I thought this was an obit. Guess not.


4 posted on 12/07/2018 8:29:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Borges

Assuming the title should read “dead at 90” not that he turned 90. The first is encouraging, the second disappointing.


5 posted on 12/07/2018 8:30:03 AM PST by nickedknack
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To: Borges

Good old chumpsky; first encountered him when he was a linguist at MIT and I was studying linguistics at Wheaton. He had a novel approach, I thought, in that it was loosey-goosey psychobabble linguistics which I had no use for.


6 posted on 12/07/2018 8:31:26 AM PST by Migraine
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To: Borges

Dang. I got excited for a moment thinking this might be an obituary for that old scumbag.


7 posted on 12/07/2018 8:32:25 AM PST by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: Borges

Not dead yet


9 posted on 12/07/2018 8:34:33 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Borges

Saw him twice in the late 80s. His talks were complicated hairballs of conspiracy with gaps that leftists would easily fill with evil intent and class warfare. At that time, Henry Kissinger was his bête noire

He’s a bit like Michael Moore (although less popular), in that he appeals to strident leftists who want to believe anything that supports their world-view.


11 posted on 12/07/2018 8:35:18 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Borges

“Man somehow kept going and going...”

And now he’s gone...to Hades, I trust.


17 posted on 12/07/2018 8:44:33 AM PST by VietVet
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To: Borges

Nim Chimpsky and Paul Erlich...two loons from the past, still chattering their nonsense 50 years after their sell by date.


18 posted on 12/07/2018 8:44:51 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Borges

Cannot last too much longer.....


21 posted on 12/07/2018 8:47:49 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance....)
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To: Borges

Cannot last too much longer.....


22 posted on 12/07/2018 8:47:49 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance....)
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To: Borges

For a man to write about propaganda speech and how to recognized it, he sure won’t call out the BS in todays media...


23 posted on 12/07/2018 8:51:39 AM PST by shotgun
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To: Borges

His birthday is Pearl Harbor Day.

Irony: The Mark of Quality Literature.


24 posted on 12/07/2018 8:52:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Borges

Orwell would punch you in the face if you called him a socialist.


25 posted on 12/07/2018 8:54:58 AM PST by golux
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To: Borges

In Tom Wolfe’s “The Kingdom of Speech”, he discusses Chomsky’s work in the field of linguistics. Chomsky is basically regarded as the Einstein of linguistics, and much of his work stands the test of time, sort of.

For example, his theory that all human language on earth has a common thread, in that it uses recursion (I’m not smart enough to fully explain what recursion means, but it’s basically parenthetical references built into the language). For years, this theory was proven correctly, from the most obscure language in remote New Guinea to the major familiar world languages.

Then one missionary found a very remote group of South American natives who spoke a language that absolutely did not include recursion. This guy was excoriated for daring to challenge Chomsky. He wasn’t being a gadfly, he was just reporting what he observed. So the elite linguists went down there to prove him wrong. Surely he must be mistaken. Well guess what, they found zero recursion in this unique language. Chomsky was fit to be tied, and smeared this guy in academic circles.

I don’t think too highly of old Noam after reading this. Wolfe is a pretty fair author who researches everything to the hilt. Interesting deconstruction of a linguist’s theory, and the scientific method biting the dust in the service of Chomsky’s massive ego.


26 posted on 12/07/2018 8:55:07 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: Borges

Only the good die young...


27 posted on 12/07/2018 8:57:56 AM PST by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP! WWG1WGA)
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To: Borges
Despite such controversies, Chomsky has remained one of the world's foremost public intellectuals throughout his eighties, a tireless advocates for peace (lately in Yemen), human rights, economic equality and climate justice via constant public speaking and media appearances.

Sure, because nothing illustrates one's firm commitment to peace and human rights like supporting and helping to whitewash the bloody history of regimes like the Khmer Rouge.

Though the dissident intellectual has been a fierce opponent of US imperialism under both major political parties in America, in 2017 he called the Republican Party "the most dangerous organization in human history" for its consistent rejection of the science of climate change.

"Has there ever been an organization in human history that is dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on Earth?”

How ironic, coming from a rabid leftist whose entire philosophy is based on rejection of science, reason and logic, who no doubt would be thrilled at some catastrophic event that causes millions of deaths.

I've heard Noam Chomsky speak; he says many words but does not convey any ideas. I think he chooses words that people interpret emotionally, even as his sentences are devoid of meaning. Not long ago, I read about a study that examined how people respond to a non-sensical sentence. The truly intelligent people immediately recognized the test sentence as nonsense. The not-so-intelligent people thought the test sentence was profound and meaningful. Based on this study and given that Chomsky typically utters meaningless strings of words, I think we can make some assumptions about the intellect of those who admire Chomsky.

Anyways, I must agree with the people who posted above who expressed disappointment that this article is not an obit. I know it is wrong to hope for someone to pass, but...

28 posted on 12/07/2018 9:00:31 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Borges

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

L


31 posted on 12/07/2018 9:05:42 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Borges

The treacle oozes from this paean.


32 posted on 12/07/2018 9:06:27 AM PST by IronJack
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