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by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

gmalivuk wrote:"But her emails" has become a laughable parody of itself with each new Trump scandal, and here you are someone who believed it.


We literally got a "dont do this or you will be prosecuted" email after the conclusion. So yeah. I will stand by that.
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

No. The whole fucking point of immigration is to supplement your own population to fill the holes. It would be really shitty of a country to say, "yes, let's destroy the entire IT labor market and drop their wages in half by introducing a new labor force." Immogration policy is literally t...
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

↶ The massive abuses of the H1-B program Which abuses would those be? Real ones, or ones fed to you by the same propaganda mill that led you believe refugees could just report to an embassy for asylum so the ones coming to the border must be lying? I gave you a very real, very personal, example. Li...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

The massive abuses of the H1-B program is the number one reason I voted for Trump. Quite frustrated nothing has happened about it. Fortunately the companiesbI do work with are finally realizing that hiring cheap engineers from India doesn't make up for the experience us engineers they were trying to...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/refu ... ocess-take

Turns out there is an answer for that
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

The Cruz legislation is garbage for reasons I've already pointed out. If you want legislation that isn't garbage, call your Republican congresspeople and tell them to vote for the bill that doesn't completely gut the asylum process. Except the link you gave was to a Twitter post that was written pr...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Well let's just pass this Cruz legislation or someone else's and move onto the next problem. Bored of talking about this today. Excited to wake up tomorrow and have the news tell me what to be outraged about next. Surprised they haven't latched onto the UN human rights thing as hard as I thought the...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

gmalivuk wrote:This is part of an active attempt to halt all immigration of "undesirables" (i.e. people of color).

[Citation Needed]
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

A rigorous entry requirement is no excuse for entering a country illegally.
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Also, apparently you can't apply for asylum at an embassy. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/how-obtain-protection-us-embassy-consulate.html&ved=0ahUKEwjWge37vODbAhWk1IMKHS5iB6YQFggmMAE&usg=AOvVaw1byCrtkAPTb45xt_iDmFmo I...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

I will allow that people may simply not know that this is an option. In which case I dont even know how you make them aware. It's not like the local government is going to allow you to drop leaflets or run TV ads (for those who have access to TV) of how to apply for asylum. (And that is assuming it ...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Just give him the wall so we can all move on with our lives.
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

[citation needed] Do you understand the situations in their home countries? Do you understand the process of applying for asylum? Have you ever had to flee with your family from credible death threats? If not, the fuck off with this bullshit. If you are facing a credible death threat, the most sens...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Anyone taking children through the desert and/or any other dangerous situation with the intention of circumventing U.S. immigration law is not seeking asylum, and they do not have the children's best interests at heart. [citation needed] The fact that you're privileged enough to find doing so unima...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

You can't know it's illegal immigration until you actually look at the case. These people haven't been determined to have committed a crime. And even then, a lot of crime that happens today gets resolved without jail time. Choosing to jail these parents in the first place is what's driving this, an...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

And in in spite of what i'm sure can only be a massively negative view of the current administration - they still come here.. They must think our capitalistic society is worth risking their lives for. Does anyone know how many people die between their home countries in south and central america and...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Put up a clean bill and every Democrat will support it, so you don't even need a majority of Republicans to override the veto. So, why aren't Republicans able to get the support? No need to override a veto - the DHS secretary literally told congress to change the policy in a press conference yester...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Republicans in Congress are also monsters and don't want to solve this problem if it means losing votes in their districts. You didn't see my link to Ted Cruz's proposed legislation then I guess. I know it's an unpopular opinion among users here but I for one don't stand for people who don't obey o...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Airlock full of water exposed to vacuum
Replies: 10
Views: 5528

Re: Airlock full of water exposed to vacuum

I didn't intend to reanimate this thread.. But I was discussing this topic with someone else when the movie the OP mentioned was brought up. Apparently in that movie they were in a parallel universe and the scene in question was being used as a tool to show that the laws of physics (as we understand...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

It's not that you have to separate families. It's more that you can't keep children in custody for more than 20 days. And yet, calling the camps something else doesn't make them not "in custody". If it's something they "have to do" thanks to much older laws, why did it start in ...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

It's not that you have to separate families. It's more that you can't keep children in custody for more than 20 days.


In regards to "no go zones"

Angela merkel's words speak for themselves:

https://www.apnews.com/438bb0ac98d04459ab2e392f3c4fc5ef
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

You are aware that 2016 and 2017 were different years, right? Quite aware. So aware in fact that I also noticed that the NY times reference said that it was the lowest in 25 years. Which can not be possible if the years before were up 10% but the rate only dropped ~3%. That would mean it is still a...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Changing topics.. NYTimes and others are putting out fact checks of Trump's recent tweets about Germany's violent crime statistics. The times piece notes that violent crime had a small tick downward in 2017. Crime statistics for 2017 showed the lowest level of crime in Germany in 25 years, according...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

No the real message that is being conveyed is that a lot of these people aren't really seeking asylum. They just want to come to America. The claim of seeking asylum comes later once they are caught. To me that says, you weren't really interested in truly claiming asylum. It's just a convenient mean...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

No, they didn't enter illegally. They are following the correct procedure for asylum, and they are being detained and having their kids taken away in response. Not that the misdemeanor of unlawful presence warrants that level of cruel punishment, either. This is categorically wrong. The people who ...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

What I don't quite get here: are asylum seekers locked up in the US, awaiting a decision? Only when they cross the border illegally, outside of an authorized port of entry. If an asylum seeker has a legitimate claim and they go to an authorized port of entry they are processed there but not allowed...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

Would this mean you also called your senators to support this earlier proposal by democrats? My issue with this bill is it does not solve the underlying issue. That children can not remain in custody for more than 20 days. (Or perhaps there is language buried later in the text that lets this legisl...
by trpmb6
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

So at this point I am guessing that everyone here will be contacting their congressman's office and telling them to support Ted Cruz's proposed solution then? Let's stop bickering about the semantics of the issue and how we got to this point. The legislature should do it's job and fix the problem. h...
by trpmb6
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

The bigger question here is. Why did someone link us to an article from October 2017, when there was an updated version of that article posted a day or two later?
by trpmb6
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846099

Re: Trump presidency

"How can I improve my qualities as a monster and better myself as a human pile of garbage?" wonders Betsy DeVos just before rescinding 72 documents clarifying how schools should deal with issues related to special needs and disabled students. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/...
by trpmb6
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 20
Views: 20739

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

poxic wrote:Fortunately, this appears to be Episode 5 of Season 2 of the BBC comedy series, Look Around You.


Thank goodness
by trpmb6
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 35290

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

As cool as dinosaurs are, I don't think anyone would go watch a movie about various herbivore dinosaurs walking along chomping on trees. The movies that exist do so because that is what the audience wants to see. There's well over 5 thousand titles on IMBD with the key word "horse" curren...
by trpmb6
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 20
Views: 20739

Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

This is so over the top I am not sure if it is real or fake.

The Petticoat 5
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 218
Views: 53575

Re: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same

All I can do is work off of my personal experience. In 10 years I have been able to match the wealth my parents generated in 40 years. Is that possible for everyone? No. Especially not if they weren't willing to take the steps or risks I took to get where I am. Did I have an advantage that others do...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 6182

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Funny enough. There are a couple spots in Dallas and at least one in St. Paul that have situations that are somewhat similar to the zero choice interchange. Where you are forced off the main highway, but then back on. (In St. Paul this is the 35E and 694 interchange. Basically 35E splits into two pa...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 6182

Re: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

I know roundabouts are all the rage these days, but this is ridiculous. Only half-joking, I actually thought it was some kind of road map before reading any of the captions I do like the idea of having a giant roundabout that doubles as an "accelerator ring" As you enter the accelerator r...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626661

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

commodorejohn wrote:I like the "shellfish" photo. I can just hear the conversation in the office:



My first thought went to when matt damon and brad pitt did voiceovers for shellfish (prawns/shrimp?) in the first Happy Feet movie.
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"
Replies: 32
Views: 6182

2007: "Brookhaven RHIC"

Image

Alt text: "Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

I love science puns.
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 35290

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Eh, that's basically what The Good Dinosaur was. Granted, it WAS Pixar's lowest grossing film to date. We have the good dinosaur. I think we got it for free from someone who learned our kids (age 3.5 and 1.5) liked dinosaurs. Our kids hate that movie. They'd rather sit in silence in a car for 9 hou...

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