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by Plasma_Wolf
Mon May 14, 2018 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Oh that's absolutely pathetic. If you're going to fulfill your promises, at least do it properly (yes I know that this is a very bad idea, but my point is on fulfilling promises rather than if the promise is good or not). This is the equivalent of building this: http://www.nomadicconstruction.com/ti...
by Plasma_Wolf
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1975: "Right Click"
Replies: 42
Views: 10846

Re: 1975: "Right Click"

Instructions unclear, got lost XD
by Plasma_Wolf
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2194762

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

John Oliver's book Marlon Bundo is topping the Amazon bestseller list within 24 hours of its release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43457884 Isn't "Marlon Bundo" copyrighted by his wife, or is ok because it's a parody? I'm pretty sure it's ok as a parody. I also think that the...
by Plasma_Wolf
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14683
Views: 2194762

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

John Oliver's book Marlon Bundo is topping the Amazon bestseller list within 24 hours of its release: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43457884
by Plasma_Wolf
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

On the topic of Fake News, here is Channel4's report on Cambridge Analytica. Note the irony at 14:35. https://youtu.be/mpbeOCKZFfQ I watched it on the Channel4 news and they mentioned there's a second part they're going to air tomorrow. In that part, CA claims to be responsible for Trump's victory. ...
by Plasma_Wolf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"
Replies: 34
Views: 4204

Re: 1948: "Campaign Fundraising Emails"

Are you familiar with the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch? His work illustrates my opponent's plan for... I really wonder what kind of a person this opponent is, that this sort of thing illustrates his plans accurately: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/The_Garden_of_Earthly_...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3747
Views: 479718

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm more interested in why people responded like this than what we learn from such a response. If there's an actual nuclear ballistic missile coming there's not much chance anyway, whether you're panicking in a cellar or not. People usually respond in accordance to the environment. Logical of course...
by Plasma_Wolf
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

In addition to that, the best thing got the democrats is probably to keep Trump in office. Let him make sail after fail after fail.

If course they have to come up with a good plan for the US themselves but the biggest help to get a democrat into office comes from the man sitting there now.
by Plasma_Wolf
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1125
Views: 146745

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Yes, the Blue Passport, which they can reinstate now that they don't have to listen to the EU "passports have to be Burgundy"-law. Oh wait :roll: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_passport , it's not actually a law, just a recommendation On top of that, here is the pass port for refug...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-42462190/fake-news-blunder-from-us-envoy-to-the-netherlands

This is just stupid. This man disqualifies himself in one short interview. But I suppose being competent is not a requirement for becoming a US ambassador in a Trump presidency...
by Plasma_Wolf
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

538 had an earlier article about this sort of thing: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/republicans-shouldnt-assume-roy-moore-was-an-outlier/ And the last line sums it up: Not every race is going to go as badly for Republicans as this Alabama Senate election — but if enough go half as badly, or ev...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

It shows what kind of massive hypocrites they are. But this was clear from those who were in the Senate since Bush Jr. (and maybe before that but I don't know about before then). Completely happy to let the deficit go up while fighting two wars of which one has started based on lies. Then Obama take...
by Plasma_Wolf
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1920: "Emoji Sports"
Replies: 23
Views: 4543

Re: 1920: "Emoji Sports"

This makes me think only of the Face Joey made when he told Chandler and Ross about "Ultimate Fireball". Pause at 2.37

https://youtu.be/fbMl3ZYw8nA
by Plasma_Wolf
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Seriously? There is a picture. What did this person say about the picture?

Photoshop? A doppelganger?

:|
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Ah, that well known argument of living in the name of God. A traditional excuse for religious extremists, regardless of which religion they come from. They conveniently forget or ignore the basic rule that a religion is to better yourself. Something to strive to instead of something to use as an exc...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4732

Re: Equifax is hacked

That's true, but from a news item a long time ago, a game producer had registered about 15 different urls related to a game. If you're in this kind of trouble, the last thing you want is to confuse other people, so you want an official website, absolute clarity (preferably a pinned tweet in caps loc...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 4732

Re: Equifax is hacked

I saw John Oliver's bit on this one or two weeks ago. He included the fact that if you asked questions on Twitter, some Equifax Twitter account answered with a reference to a help website, Which was owned by someone who didn't have anything to do with Equifax (don't know if it was a satirical thing ...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

FACEPALM ALERT Trump taps climate skeptic to lead White House environment office I'm using both of my hands for this facepalm, let me see if I can get my foot up there as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDYba0m6ztE We should not have a discussion with people who are just plain wrong about wha...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

I think that he'll try to convince you that he can become miss universe if you tell him that he's not suited for it.

Just be careful Trump, if you're going for the title of miss universe, you're going to be groped. By yourself :D
by Plasma_Wolf
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

During the campaign the press (and a large section of the audience) took Trump literally but not seriously. Now the press is taking Trump seriously and it's still not good... Also, attacking your audience by saying they don't understand is the worst thing you can do. I thunk this was the worst part ...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

I'm more concerned by the fact that if someone says "We need help" or "We need more help", Trump says "you just need to be not shit"

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/30/politics/trump-tweets-puerto-rico-mayor/index.html
by Plasma_Wolf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 226
Views: 40873

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Bruce Forsyth. 89 years old. 60 years long career on British TV.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576
by Plasma_Wolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Seems like a general does. This Kelly is a general, right? Maybe when this entire circus is over with, the administration will have a harder time coming up with distractions so the talk will be about the policies. I'm not sure which is worse for Trump in terms of political prospects. Showing how idi...
by Plasma_Wolf
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Seeing Trump removed from power will make it harder for the Democrats to win the next elections. You simply lose a weapon in your bid for control over the house. But realistically, what's more important? Having the sane but more right wing president, or the unstable and unpredictable Trump? ObsessoM...
by Plasma_Wolf
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

The republicans benefiting from a higher turnout depends on the region. In a typically red state, I'd expect more republicans so say "I'm not going to vote because it's going red anyway". So there's a bigger profit to republicans to get their voters to show up. So one party pays a lot of a...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 20331

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

So the exit poll is saying that there's no majority party. The Tories are going to be the biggest party and everyone (for very clear reasons) is saying that it's nonsense to talk about the accuracy of the exit poll because even a small margin is enough to see a completely different outcome of the el...
by Plasma_Wolf
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1845: "State Word Map"
Replies: 53
Views: 8996

Re: 1845: "State Word Map"

No love for Washington D.C? Randall didn't assign a word for that.

I know, no state, but still...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu May 25, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

What's the total size of the budget? 2 trillion is a gigantic number but I have no idea how large the total budget is. The XKCD Money chart helps out a bit though: https://xkcd.com/980/huge/#x=-10654&y=-7308&z=6 So a 2 trillion math error is 14% of your GDP. :shock: Well, it would've been ba...
by Plasma_Wolf
Tue May 16, 2017 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

So, I expected Trump to deny it. I expected him to say nothing but "FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS." for 24 hours straight, but I didn't expect him to admit what he was doing: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/16/politics/donald-trump-russia-right/index.html . So, I only have one question: W...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat May 06, 2017 10:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 20331

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

I think that this will be the most important part of the election. The tories are divided on the most important issue for a government. If you can get a majority of one party which is also a majority on hard-brexit or soft-brexit (Who first came up with these ridiculous names) then you can do whate...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu May 04, 2017 9:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 20331

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

I think there may also be an effect at the local level, with outspoken Remain/Leave MPs in marginal seats at risk if their voter base is of the opposite inclination, but I think they will be relatively few in number. I think that this will be the most important part of the election. The tories are ...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

So the environment chief's interview with CNBC made the Dutch headlines just now. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/09/epa-chief-scott-pruitt.html That prompted me to read a bit further and look at what he did in the world of science, which I would say determines whether you're fit to work as chief of a s...
by Plasma_Wolf
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Meanwhile, Trump is aiming a gun at the messenger: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/831853862281699331 Is he wrong, though? It is somewhat odd to have intelligence services wage a PR war against the president. Sorry, I'm using the wrong tweet for my point. Yes, he has to at least repriman...
by Plasma_Wolf
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Meanwhile, Trump is aiming a gun at the messenger:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/831853862281699331
by Plasma_Wolf
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"
Replies: 70
Views: 11577

1799: "Bad Map Projection: Time Zones"

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/bad_map_projection_time_zones.png Larger version. It doesn't look that bad I think. Asia is most weirded-up with Russia and China. I can't read the title text on my phone because that gives me the link to the larger file: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/bad_map_projection_t...
by Plasma_Wolf
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

I went to a Democratic meeting just to see the local opposition. It was pretty disappointing. Lots of fear mongering, not a lot of organization. Nobody seems to understand why Democrats lost. Almost nobody had any data to back up their talk. I dare say the average attendee is worse than the worst p...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

I can't think of anything more dangerous to a free society its president or prime minister delegitimizing impartial judges. On the one hand, I totally agree. When UK judges ruled that the executive didn't have the right to withdraw from the EU without the consent of parliament, I found it chilling ...
by Plasma_Wolf
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

Now this is dangerous:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/sta ... wsrc%5Etfw

I can't think of anything more dangerous to a free society its president or prime minister delegitimizing impartial judges.
by Plasma_Wolf
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

I think this deserves a separate post. I just read about Bannon on the main Dutch news website. I never believe in any conspiracy theory but this guy would make any theory from the left about him being a lizard overlord a relief to what he actually is.
by Plasma_Wolf
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5425
Views: 411674

Re: Trump presidency

For the US, this is too late. Trump is in power because he thrived on exaggerating problems and the opposition wasn't lead by the right person. The way to deal with him now is by opposing him as much as possibly in as many things as possible. The bad news is that there is a large part of people who...

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