Robert Ostman

Seattle, WA, United States

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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria
my question is... If, as these 2 cute girls say, our bodies have been polluted with phthalates, should we eat the bacteria that consumes it?, is it okay to put some on my salad?, what is their taste?, do I need to add some pepper? & if these bacteria are so efficient in degrading plastics does any one ho comes out with an idea on how to use them gets payed? and how much?, for instance I believe that if we add such bacteria to the plastics before the plastics are sold then we can manufacture plastics with a expiration date, thanks to the plastics huge market, I can see a strong market for such a thing... money money... pay, pay...
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
hum worldwide people that actually sounds good... and why not, after all we have been shown many times that it is possible, not only that, we also have been shown what happens to those ho can't change... the entire world needs help... whats so wrong about recognizing this
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
I am assuming that your 1st paragraph is a question... a question of a thing that has not happen, a speculative question, a question that to me doesn't make any sense... if I am not wrong China started with the over population problem in a time when most of them were farmers, and as in most countries world wide education was scarce, so there was no education to deal with a problem of such magnitude, yet as stated it was and is a common problem, for instance nowadays take a look at Brazil and how the excess of population is destroying the amazonia, take a look at the unemployment rate in USA, and the gross numbers of homeless, the wars in Africa, etc... finally it seems like you want to make a point by not acknowledging what I have stated.. and twisting facts, I am not interested thanks...
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Is it possible to learn how to learn, and if so, how?
learning seems to be considered a innate thing, yet it is clear that most of the people suffer from some sort of deficiency in this regard, I wonder if it has to do with pollution, or a infection... mnemonics, is a system to learn a ton of things right? I wonder as it is a system that is almost unknown world wide. currently I have seen how new cures for learning impairments are developed and how a ton of nations neglect the people in need of such procedures, I wonder why the international community hasn't put a stop to such neglect...
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
hummm well the one child policy seems extreme yet if not used how many people would be now in China?, the excess is never good so people say... and a excess of population growth equals a country doom... I am not happy with the policy, yet the excess growth was going to destroy entire nations and not only China... and they still have a clear excess in population so the problem is not over... the policy seems to have started a bit to late... Its a shame that many other countries didn't learn from this and they have been letting their population grow without any real control... and now because of that, those producing such wild increase in population are now taking away freedoms, and affecting every one in the world... Its common to find that in such places like Latin America, Africa & India, medical assistance is scarce, such thing happens to look like a way for such governments to control population growth... remember that people in many of those places are dying due to common illness... as it is... over population creates poverty and erodes the natural environment... as technology grows less people are needed to accomplish tasks, this is good because we wont be looking at people doing such repetitive works again... I don't like people in works that treat them like robots...
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems
how interesting, I like how he speaks yet about China, I am afraid... To me, China seems to put all their resources in gaining money, in a way that seems to be a competition against all other nations... at the expense of justice, for their people & their environment. I agree that its not the only country doing this, yet the other countries doing this, are the ones China seems to be competing against...?? so it seems to me, like they want to compete doing the same wrongs... odd With the current wealth China has, they do not need to compete anymore!, as they seem to have won already! I would love to see a China where outsiders can look for salvation... I would love to see a China that helps the World to spread out to the solar system... I would love to see a China that respects every single part of nature & that restores the natural resources it had. I would love to see a China that is a example of how to live well with others and with nature... A China that helps the world.
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning
Well I am having mixed fillings about your argument, and at the end it seems like you haven't been able to put yourself in "the shoes" of the poor. Remember that it is the biggest number of individuals in the world, this is rofly 90%... What conditioning has to be given at school, to let aside billions of people and fill fine about it?... A lot of people seem to forget that we are surrounded by tech, (people we are not in the 50's anymore!) This tech has the power to help us all, so there is no need of having people in misery at all... of this I am certain, I know this because between other things...I am a Industrial designer, so my duty is know this stuff. If there is misery is thanks to ireflexive people, that for some odd reason seem to pollute our society. Now, such people were trained to be in that way.... and the system has been very forgiving towards them, a thing that in other topics/ordeals would be unthinkable... and people would grant a expression of discontent. People please remember that just in USA more than 500 billion are spent each year into a school system that wont give any proper skill set!, also remember that this is the norm world wide!, so all the countries schools are failing! and badly!... millions of poor are dying because of this, billions more are suffering greatly because of this. This is not a small problem at all!!, it is one of the biggest ones out there... (if not the biggest one)... the problem is so big... it reverberates in the entire world!, no one is save or escapes from it, all the ecosystems are in jeopardy thanks to this very thing... it doesn't matter if you are very rich as all around you is being affected...so you are to... So distorted/conditioned are some people that with no remorse, will try to defend a failed system of education...
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Robert Ostman
Posted about 1 year ago
Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning
in reply to Richard Howes... There are some things that you are mentioning that sound appealing yet when seen twice there seems to be a conflict, lets see this more carefully... kids are curious by nature... they are kids! There are already an overwhelming amount of people ho are just doing menial jobs because their school didn't teach them skills to get a job in any field at all!!. Parents send their kids to school so one day they will have a job, now the poor class is not the same as the wealthy at all, the poor don't have any one to save them, only them self's. so drastic is the difference that many have to leave school for good, never to go back, this at a very early age... lets say at only 8 years old, yet it may be at 9, 10, etc... There should be a system for them, the schools should act according to the reality of the poor person and not to the dreams of someone ho is just going for a pay check! I find that there is way more people unemployed and unhappy as things are today than if the education system did what I have suggested. how do I know this, well I just look at any school at random, and I find that non of them teaches the skills for a job, they all stuff general (irrelevant) knowledge to the individual, regardless of his real need for skills! then chaos happens... the kid needs to work yet regardless of being in school for more than 8 years and regardless of all the efforts of the parents...they cant do any job!... they don't know how!... so they have to relay on people outside the school!.. to learn something that may bring food to the table!... they are done... the schools have failed... and drastically