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by CorruptUser
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

But when the President does it...


Still, the most infuriating thing, at least in terms of how infuriated I was, was when he claimed that if there was a shooter he would personally beat up the guy. Yeah no, just fuck off right there.
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

I drove by a guy with a POS car with a giant antenna on top, and the back pressed down as if it was weighed down with half a ton of equipment, and the guy driving it was a fat middle aged guy talking into a ham radio or such. I can only assume he was some sort of conspiracy nutjob who thought that g...
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Selbstverteidigungmord

"Self defense murder"
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr wrote:
Obama was similarly big on an iphone if memory serves, and that also didn't matter.


Your memory doesn't serve; it was a BlackBerry and he wasn't allowed an iPhone for security reasons.
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2527933

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

Ugh, ninja'd The problem with having an all-in-one aircraft is that the mission requirements for anti-ground and air interception are mutually opposed. I am not sure if that is true? After all, the original teen-series fighters turned out to be capable multi-role fighters. Covering interception, air...
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Remind me again, what was the complaint about Hillary's email server? The one that was located in a pizza shop in Benghazi or something.
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2527933

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

To take the jokes in the darker direction...

A wild school shooter appears!
Choirboi uses Thoughts and Prayers.
It's not very effective...
by CorruptUser
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2527933

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

I think the F22's would've been a better choice. The military was under the assumption that plane design was like a video game, where at the end you unlock the super-ship that is faster, tougher, and better armed than any other ship in the game. In reality, aircraft are like guns, in that you want a...
by CorruptUser
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

sardia wrote:How is a Nazis different from alt right vs kkk? If a black antifa protester gets attacked by each one, how would you know the difference?


It's the same difference when a Jew is beaten up by a Neo-Nazi, a Islamic nutjob, and a New Black Panther.
by CorruptUser
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

On the general rightward shift in recent decades, consider Richard Nixon. In his time he was considered a hardline right-winger, yet today’s Republican Party would scream that he is a pinko. Regularizing diplomatic relations with Communist China? Creating a federal Environmental Protection Agency w...
by CorruptUser
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

The definition of left vs right gets... blurry. Viewing things by whether they are hierarchical or more flat is probably the best way, but it is not always clear. Having socio-economics classes based predominantly on birth with little social mobility is economically right-wing, but if within those c...
by CorruptUser
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

So what, are we just ignoring China and India? India is far, far more rightwing than the general US public. Economically, China is, well, it's weird; officially it's commie bastards, but in reality it's the 1870's gilded age robber barons of the US, so economically it's far to the right of the US, a...
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

@Pforrest Wikipedia lists gender having meaning outside of grammar in 1945, but that it had been used as another word for sex at least 20 years prior. Gender had been used interchangeably with sex for quite some time. The issue comes down to one of proscriptivism vs descriptivism. In common parlance...
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Eh, until a few years ago, "gender" was much more closely aligned with "sex" in terms of definition. It was only fairly recently that the words diverged so much in meaning, at least in common parlance. That's what languages do; they evolve, they change, words are added or removed...
by CorruptUser
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

most people posting in this thread agree that Trump is an amalgamation of every Captain Planet cartoon villain (particular this one ), minus the coherent long-term strategy I am deeply offended by this claim 1) Trump most resembles Looten Plunder, not Verminous Skumm 2) The Captain Planet villains ...
by CorruptUser
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

For the same reason as height and eye color?
by CorruptUser
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

The problem with the genetic testing thingy is that people forget there are such things as XX males and XY females, not to mention XXY males, XXX females, XXYY males, etc. Should a cisgendered male be forcibly declared a female in such a scenario? And what do we do with all the hermaphrodites? I hop...
by CorruptUser
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

I read a short story 20 years back, in one of those "years best scifi" anthology books or something, about a future society so advanced where choosing your gender was given as much thought as choosing which pair of socks to wear. Specifically, the short story was about the sex lives of a c...
by CorruptUser
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

If you want to go older, go back to Sir Francis Galton, who created virtually half of statistics to support his true passion, Eugenics. He even coined the term itself, though surprisingly, he wasnt quite as racist as you'd expect, in that he was actually a pro-semite. Back to the point, he actually ...
by CorruptUser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, no. Sociologists in general have referred to Asians (and Jews) as model minorities. While yes, racists will also hold them up as model minorities (except Jews), it is only to use as a cover, and the racists arent even a particularly sizable minority. Few racists ever spoke up in defense of the...
by CorruptUser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2061: "Tectonics Game"
Replies: 69
Views: 13467

Re: 2061: "Tectonics Game"

I think Kerbal Earth was one of the mods, but Kerbal rockets are much weaker than what we would need since the earth is much larger (but less dense) so the gravity well is much greater than Kerbal even though they have the same surface gravity.
by CorruptUser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

**It's fascinating to watch conservatives court asians(read Big three China/japan/Korea) as the next group to become white. Why? They are more likely to have money, and get screwed over by affirmative action. In terms of racism, there's the rare hate crime against them, but nothing like against bla...
by CorruptUser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2527933

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

I actually believe that he raped one of the Swedish women; one of the claims is that he took off the condom during sex without her knowledge/consent ( which is considered rape in many countries, though not yet in the US ), which is consistent with his stated goal of having as many children as possib...
by CorruptUser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2527933

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

He was always a self absorbed asshole.

Most famous people are, of course, but Assange even more so.
by CorruptUser
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1916
Views: 358598

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

The chlorine makes all the difference. Luckily, the UK will soon be able to enjoy American-style chicken. I for one prefer to not only not use every last piece of the chicken, but to also use the smaller "all natural hormone free" chickens in order to maximize the total number of chickens...
by CorruptUser
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hilda
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Re: Hilda

It already was approved for a second season. Problem is, it's based on a series of books and the majority of those books have been used up for season 1. There's only one left for season 2, and beyond that, the writers of the show will have to just start making stuff up entirely. The writers won't be...
by CorruptUser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Hilda
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Hilda

So Netflix has a new show, Hilda. It's an urban fantasy, and apparently is popular amongst the Gravity Falls crowd (haven't seen that) because the type of show is really, well, there isn't much in the way of urban fantasy. The animation style is clean but simple, with a color palette you quickly get...
by CorruptUser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Electoral reform is a big issue for every 3rd party in the US. If the Libertarians, Greens, Reform and all the nutjobs even more insane than those three, could agree to work together a nominate only the same single issue candidate whose only goal is to de-rig the election system, they could ensure t...
by CorruptUser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

You're right; we should get rid of absentee ballots, and implement some sort of voter ID </snark>
by CorruptUser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 218
Views: 38106

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

Civility among disagreement? On the internet?!
by CorruptUser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

Except barring extreme circumstances, the Dems do exactly the same thing when there's a Republican in the WH.

This is why we need a three party system, minimum; when one party is blatantly sabotaging another, the public can choose the other opposition party instead.
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6732
Views: 1050121

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Except those "scared white people" are only going to fund the police in the good neighborhoods, and pay fuck all for the police in the crappy parts of town. Ergo, no police in the "south side of chicago" or "detroit" or whatever the dog whistle for black neighborhoods i...
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

I think that's the embassy's job. It's a gentlemen's agreement between countries; every embassy is a den of spies and intel, and you will let our spies and intel play games in our embassies and we will let you play you in yours. But as Sardia was saying, intelligence gathering is not assassination, ...
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8428
Views: 743470

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure which is worse. That Saudi Arabia brutally murdered a journalist (something Russia is notorious for), or that they did so in the gorram consulate. I actually think the consulate is the worse part. When diplomats act in cahoots with assassins, diplomacy becomes problematic.
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 321
Views: 90012

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

You are of course assuming there's only two afterlives, while D&D currently has 17 (9 for the standard alignments, 8 for the in between alignments like "lawful neutral with evil tendencies", which is a hell-like place of unending warfare for all those "I was just following orders&...
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6732
Views: 1050121

Re: Police misbehavior thread

On the other hand, the police would be much, much less likely to conduct random searches and otherwise abuse the public if it meant they basically are chasing off their budget. It would create some interesting cycles of policing and crime waves.
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 318
Views: 87507

Re: News in brief

Which is why I said multiple bone marrow transplants. For instance, the more children you have, statistically, the faster you age* The study you cited, as far as I can tell, does not adjust for wealth/income/socialstatus. Fertility is inversely proportionate with wealth, and poverty ages you pretty ...
by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 5924

Re: vvitch

by CorruptUser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 318
Views: 87507

Re: News in brief

I'm just saying that a kidney transplant is probably more extreme a comparison than necessary, in that it's a far more damaging and disfiguring procedure than a pregnancy. Perhaps multiple bone marrow transplants would be a better comparison? With only minimal anesthesia, if any. Plus the months of ...
by CorruptUser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 318
Views: 87507

Re: News in brief

I think that's a bit of an exaggeration of the effects of pregnancy. At the same time, it's certainly much more than being asked to donate a hair follicle and be pinched for a few seconds in order to save someone else's life, in the bizarre scenario where that's required. If you feel like continuing...

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