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by Thesh
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

Is DACA normally pronounced as a word rather than initialized? I generally get all my news from reading, and default to reading it as an initialism.
by Thesh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3980
Views: 510643

Re: The Darker Side of the News

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/history/2013/10/orson_welles_war_of_the_worlds_panic_myth_the_infamous_radio_broadcast_did.html EDIT: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-missiles-falsealarm/ballistic-missile-warning-sent-in-error-by-hawaii-authorities-idUSKBN1F20U1 “It was a procedure that occ...
by Thesh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3980
Views: 510643

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I mean, technically it wasn't a drill.
by Thesh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3980
Views: 510643

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/01/13/hawaiians-get-ballistic-missile-threat-messages/ Emergency alerts sent Saturday to Hawaiians warning of a “ballistic missile threat” were reportedly false, officials said. Shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday, several alarmed Hawaii r...
by Thesh
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Congressional elections
Replies: 7
Views: 2952

Re: 2018 Congressional elections

Probably an improvement over Duncan Hunter, who advocated a preemptive nuclear strike against Iran a few years ago.
by Thesh
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7307

Re: Where does inflated value go?

You have a moral responsibility to the people who depend on you. Saying "free market" or "voluntary contract" does not absolve you of that responsibility. The vast majority of people in this country are wholly dependent on property controlled by other people for their survival, a...
by Thesh
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7307

Re: Where does inflated value go?

The government could print money and spend with it if or give it out if they wanted, we just normally don't. Deficit spending increases the money supply. Banks borrow money from the Fed to increase the money supply. Banks lend out deposits to increase the money supply. If you are presupposing no cha...
by Thesh
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 7307

Re: Where does inflated value go?

If no one asks for more, then there is no inflation. If the money supply increases faster than the economy, but there is no inflation in the prices of goods, services, profits, or wages, then this means the money is just sitting in the bank but not being spent or lent out. Likely, interest rates wou...
by Thesh
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 14969

Re: Winfrey presidency

Her willingness to sell pseudoscientific bullshit to people who don't know better makes me very skeptical of her. From a political standpoint, I have no clue what she cares about or would stand up for.
by Thesh
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 3509

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

You don't need an enclosure. I've got a USB adapter with a power cable, and adapters for SATA, IDE, and SCSI that I've used to recover data and wipe old drives (both IDE) before disposal. Mine's a Sabrent, but it's a few years old and I'm not sure the exact model. Costs about $20 on Amazon.
by Thesh
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods
Replies: 26
Views: 3108

Re: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods

More importantly, if your fruit and vegetable smoothies mean you eat more fresh fruits and vegetable - and for some people they really do - then the differences in nutritional quality is probably negated. And back to the original point, just because pureeing food might mean a higher ratio of bad stu...
by Thesh
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 15301

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

My understanding is that this was planned as a trilogy with the intent to produce a bunch of spin-offs - unfortunately, it's hard to find clear details. Since the Star Wars brand is largely based on a trilogy format, I don't expect them to break from that. I do expect this to set up for a fourth tri...
by Thesh
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The job of colleges is to give teach people stuff. CorruptUser has a degree in economics. You claim that CorruptUser does not have enough knowledge to participate in our conversation about economics. We are two random dudes on the Internet. Therefore, you are claiming that two random dudes on the I...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901239

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So, legal question regarding the above. If A files the false police report, how responsible is A for the damage that follows? Obviously A is guilty of lying to the police, probably some other stuff, but I'm wondering if calling the police on an innocent man which results in a death is a "fores...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

Presidential pardons are only for federal, not state crimes. Not sure how that works in DC.
by Thesh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods
Replies: 26
Views: 3108

Re: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods

A tip nutrition-wise would be to leave the veggies in a relatively large and intact shape. Similar to eating an orange being healthier than a glass of OJ. An orange is healthier than a glass of OJ only because the orange has all of the flesh and the juice is mostly sugary water. If you peeled the o...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

cphite wrote:FOX isn't any more biased than MSNBC or ABC, or CBS; they're just biased in the other direction. Likewise, it's always amusing to hear the left complain about conservative talk radio, and conveniently ignore NPR.


Are you fucking serious?
by Thesh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

But whether or not they knew bank robbery was illegal is irrelevant in your example.
by Thesh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:20 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods
Replies: 26
Views: 3108

Re: Vegetables disguised as tastier foods

I've had sweet potato noodles before. They are good; they taste like sweet potatoes.
by Thesh
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Basically, you are saying that CorruptUser made the Appeal to Authority fallacy. The problem with your criticism is that this fallacy only happens when the Authority is not knowledgeable in the topic under discussion. In order for this to be a Appeal to Authority fallacy, academia needs to be bad a...
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1161
Views: 157690

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

I saw a headline from someone, either the Sun or the Mail (don't feel like digging it up), that went something like "In stunning victory for (our paper), UK chooses blue passport!" - I thought that summed up the sheer pettiness of the Brexit movement nicely.
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Do you have an example where they changed the system which, reduced sexual harassment? There have been changes that have reduced sexual harassment, and you can see the type of power structures in which it is more prominent; so you can see where the problems are, and from that you can see how to add...
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Just because you have a minor in economics, doesn't mean you know what you are talking about. You have literally done nothing but make assertions that our problems cannot be fixed, and you have provided absolutely no reasoning to back this up. I'm guessing you've some understanding of one school of ...
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

1) You aren't going to fix it with a radical new system. Best proven solution is social democracy, everything else has either not been proven to work as well or been proven not to work as well Just because you have absolutely no interest in thinking about the solutions doesn't mean that there aren'...
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The point is that you cannot address the sexual harassment epidemic unless you fix the conditions that enable it, and if you won't even acknowledge that our economic system creates an environment where one large group of people is wholly dependent on another, smaller group of individuals (the people...
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

So, yes, you are afraid of getting Marx cooties and have no interest in learning about economics.
by Thesh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

I mean, go back a few hundred years, and you would give the same exact defense of mercantilism or feudalism. They all have the same problem as capitalism: they are designed to keep people with power in power; it's just that you see yourself as having power. Since you are on top, you feel the need t...
by Thesh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

So capitalism is indistinguishable from market socialism, in your view? I guess private property ownership is just not an important feature of capitalism...
by Thesh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The only real difference between those systems and what made America less exploitative was the decentralization of the control of our economy. However, as our wealth becomes more and more centralized, I'd argue that those benefits are disappearing and that without government laws protecting workers ...
by Thesh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

So, you look at the developed nation with the highest level of inequality and violence and say "Well, this is obviously better than any other system." I mean, go back a few hundred years, and you would give the same exact defense of mercantilism or feudalism. They all have the same problem...
by Thesh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 38525

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

"Hey, look, this isn't the worst system imaginable" - CorruptUser's only defense of capitalism.
by Thesh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Wealth taxation
Replies: 120
Views: 22544

Re: Wealth taxation

You could go with a Georgist tax. Require reporting of rental income (or profits, if it's a business) for people who earn income on that property, and then use that to assess a value for all properties (or businesses) and require that tax be paid based on the potential rental value of your property ...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

Even then, those are the most favorable polls. Others have shown closer to 30% support, 50+% oppose. http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/19/politics/cnn-poll-tax-bill-opposition-grows/index.html https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-poll/nearly-half-of-americans-still-oppose-republican-tax-bill-reuters-...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

Except that nearly half the country actually supports this bill [citation needed] Did a quick google, and got https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/19/poll-gop-tax-bill-304831 Seems reasonably split, albeit with some undecided. I would presume based primarily on traditional partisan lines. That sa...
by Thesh
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

cphite wrote:Except that nearly half the country actually supports this bill


[citation needed]
by Thesh
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

Tyndmyr, why are you assuming everyone is basing this off of just those elections results? The generic ballot is what shows an 11% lead for Dems.
by Thesh
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

Even before the scandal, Moore was only up at most ten points in the polls, hovering around 50% with around 10% undecided. In 2010, a Republican won 65%-35%. So, yes, a huge part of that loss was Trump, and Moore most likely would have won if Clinton was President, scandal or not. https://www.realcl...
by Thesh
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 16015

Re: Thomas Fire

It's still burning, 45% contained, still threatening homes, and there are still mandatory evacuations.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incident ... Index/1922
by Thesh
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249029

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

Japanese Monkeys are having sex with deer:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... -with-deer
by Thesh
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464992

Re: Trump presidency

CDC receives list of 7 banned words: "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based." https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-f...

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