The Dominic Cummings Appreciation Society.

Chef

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For anyone wanting to know about jousting terminology...
Thanks for that.

'Tilt' refers to the actual thrusting of spear or lance and thence comes to refer to the tilt barrier and counter tilt.

As in Don Quixote 'Tilting' at windmills.

Back on thread I notice that the emphasis is no longer focused on the countless deaths he caused, because that failed to materialise.

Or the influence it had on other people's behaviour, because they were behaving well or badly in the previous two months before the 'Death Ride' story was in the press.*

Now it's he broke the law and must be punished. Despite the police saying they've investigated and NFA necessary.

Smacks of desperation.

*(I still wonder why such news was sat on for two months; maybe because it would've reflected badly on other MPs popping by to see their dad for his birthday or scooting around Scotland at roughly the same time. We may never know)
 
I once did a behavioural psychology course related to my day job and have a fair understanding of psychology and the law of reciprocity, has an inverse darker element, where the perception is Johnson/Cummings have done many terrible things and this story was a chance to dole out some payback.

The lockdown will have created a serious mental health crisis and to an extent the theory of cummings derangement syndrome will have at the core a medical diagnosis. So the costs will have being well worth it to reduce somewhat the conspiracy theorists who were already nudging into the theory that the old dark forces were getting that evil cummings off the hook.

What a crock. A half day course does not make you a behavioural psychologist.


Not to mention - behavioural psychology is things like operant conditioning, classical conditioning, Pavlovs dogs, skinner etc; not the Big Brother cod psychology shite you have just spouted.

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What a crock. A half day course does not make you a behavioural psychologist.


Not to mention - behavioural psychology is things like operant conditioning, classical conditioning, Pavlovs dogs, skinner etc; not the Big Brother cod psychology shite you have just spouted.

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I am not a psychologist, but did do a series of evening course related to my day job around AI and robotics. Also retained in an interest in the subject, though of course I never said that I was a psychologist, only I had a 'fair' understanding.

Cummings story has elements of fake and your outburst is similarly based on a fake premise.
 
I am not a psychologist, but did do a series of evening course related to my day job around AI and robotics. Also retained in an interest in the subject, though of course I never said that I was a psychologist, only I had a 'fair' understanding.

Cummings story has elements of fake and your outburst is similarly based on a fake premise.
I'm sure you did do a few evening courses around AI (although I suspect a course on regression would have been more useful...), but none of the stuff spouted would have been taught on your course, simply because its the kind of thing said by people who think they know what psychology is.
 
getting on with his life,
You're talking to Last Word "42,900 posts" Guy - a bloke who logs on after closing time and doesn't give up until he's replied to every post by everyone who ever mentioned Brexit. Or Boris. Or May. Or Cummings. Every day.

The concept of "getting on with his life" is meaningless to him.
 
I'm sure you did do a few evening courses around AI (although I suspect a course on regression would have been more useful...), but none of the stuff spouted would have been taught on your course, simply because its the kind of thing said by people who think they know what psychology is.
Nah, I had some PTSD from my service career and stress that was my initial introduction to psychology.
I was tinkering with the idea of becoming a social services bod and did some night classes in advance.
I was then asked to join an AI Robotics team and got a week long course.
Also a big fan of jordan peterson and have read/watched a lot of interesting stuff.
Its a hobby and like any hobbyist you pick up a 'fair' amount of knowledge.
 
Nah, I had some PTSD from my service career and stress that was my initial introduction to psychology.
I was tinkering with the idea of becoming a social services bod and did some night classes in advance.
I was then asked to join an AI Robotics team and got a week long course.
Also a big fan of jordan peterson and have read/watched a lot of interesting stuff.
Its a hobby and like any hobbyist you pick up a 'fair' amount of knowledge.

I'm a fan of Jordan Peterson's too. You might also find some of the evolutionary psychology literature interesting if psychology is your bag, as it's often about as far from PC culture as one can get.

As an aside, if you're a data guy then you are probably a lot closer to being a psychologist than you realise - generally psychology is 50 percent statistics and then 50 percent telling the story around these statistics.

Hope the PTSD got sorted as well as it can.
 
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Checking out Facebook the other day and I came across someone I knew from many years ago. I had a look at their page and was deciding whether to message them just to say hi for old times sake when I noticed that he was a member of a Facebook page called The Dominic Cummings Appreciation Society.

I straightaway thought, wow we’re missing out on arrse! Love Dominic or Hate him, Dominic is the man at the moment!

He’s unelected and yet appears all powerful. He turns up everywhere. If I was going up the pub tonight which I can’t because it’s not open, but if I could, I’d half expect Dominic to be stood in the corner by the bar keeping a watchful eye and an omni directional ear constantly surveying everything and taking secretive notes on his clipboard.

His dress sense marks him out as a person with exceptional power and influence. It takes someone with ultimate power over everyone around them to turn up every day in the presence of a room full of the most powerful in the land where they are decked out and marked out by their power dressing, their expensive watches or bracelets, their immaculate manicures and haircuts or hairdo’s, their exquisite manners and feigned lofty deference to those around them who are not actually sat at the top table and yet, every one of them keeping an eye through an occasional disguised glance at the geezer nonchalantly sat in the corner dressed in an open neck shirt, his crew necked jumper loosely tied around his neck and his chinos half ironed with semi casual footwear completing the effect of saying to those great and the good in his presence. Go on! Cross me! I dare you! I’ll have you escorted out of the building by an armed copper!

So, what do you think! Are you a fan or are you a hater?

This is the place to pass on your opinions and your news about the Prime Ministers Chief Advisor. Is he doing a great job or a bad job. Is he a genius or a chump. What would you do differently? Is he going to be there forever or has Boris got his card marked? Would it just make more sense if he shoved Boris to one side and stopped pretending to be 2ic when he’s really Sunray?

Tell arrse everything! Keep it legal, don’t libel or defame him but do include the warts where you can or alternatively, tell how great and good he is and why! What do you think his plans are to make this great nation even greater! A humble genius or an evil doer with a hidden agenda.

Edit. Edit. Edit.

@Helm has just asked me if the thread is going the way I want it to go. The answer is a resounding yes. My politics are known on the site but this isn’t an attempt to knock Cummings or some insidious plan to dig something up on him.

Cummings is a very significant political player and there’s no doubt he’s also very controversial because of where he is, what he does and how he does it.

His ideas and his influence are bound to effect us all in one way or another at some point. I’m saying, what do you think! I’m not demanding to tell you what I think!

To many people, me included, he’s a bit of a mystery man. Let’s see if we can make his ears burn a little bit, in a nice way if you like, in our debate.

So once again!

Tell arrse everything! Keep it legal, don’t libel or defame him but do include the warts where you can or alternatively, tell how great and good he is and why! What do you think his plans are to make this great nation even greater! A humble genius or an evil doer with a hidden agenda.

Go for it!!!
Your description...are you sure your talking about British politicians? They usually look like they get their clothes from Tesco.
 
I'm a fan of Jordan Peterson's too. You might also find some of the evolutionary psychology literature interesting if psychology is your bag, as it's often about as far from PC culture as one can get.

As an aside, if you're a data guy then you are probably a lot closer to being a psychologist than you realise - generally psychology is 50 percent statistics and then 50 percent telling the story around these statistics.

Hope the PTSD got sorted as well as it can.
Peterson is a big intellect and yet even he has problems, due to his wife's illness and is a lesson to us all, that no man is an island.... My own problems are managed well enough and my hair growing back was nice.

On psychology and data, your right its a growing area and if your not too biased, I would recommend you watch cummings video on youtube about how he turned the brexit referendum. He brought science and behaviour into the campaign and the other side were at a complete loss what was going on.
 

daz

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But they weren't. They were talking about medical matters.

We are discussing whether Mr. Cummings broke this legislation.

Which he did.
He "might" of committed a minor breach of the regulations, stating that he did is incorrect - the salient point is, his journey to Durham complied with the regulations despite yours and other peoples claims to the contrary during this saga - I'll refer you back to the Police statement & relevant guidance


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FORMER_FYRDMAN

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But they weren't. They were talking about medical matters.

We are discussing whether Mr. Cummings broke this legislation.

Which he did.
He's been vindicated by the officials who've investigated the case and found nothing material because the regulations admit to mitigations which apply to Cummings's actions and which you are studiously ignoring.

If your house is on fire, you really are not required to stay at home, despite this scenario not being specifically addressed in the regulations.
 

Auld-Yin

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He's been vindicated by the officials who've investigated the case and found nothing material because the regulations admit to mitigations which apply to Cummings's actions and which you are studiously ignoring.

If your house is on fire, you really are not required to stay at home, despite this scenario not being specifically addressed in the regulations.
If spec-ops house is on fire then he is definitely required to stay in at home!
 

Helm

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He "might" of committed a minor breach of the regulations, stating that he did is incorrect - the salient point is, his journey to Durham complied with the regulations despite yours and other peoples claims to the contrary during this saga - I'll refer you back to the Police statement & relevant guidance


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Remember when the bloke you are pointing the obvious out to claimed to have been a J.P. :excited:
 
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