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by sardia
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Firearms Regulations
Replies: 213
Views: 16237

Re: Firearms Regulations

A possible way into larger circles for gun rights groups would be civil rights and unfair treatment by those with undue/excess power (cops/racists/far right/nazis) on minorities. For example, cop was giving me a hard time, and I felt in danger for my life. Stood my ground and shot him. >>>cops that ...
by sardia
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

This video is about facism and now and Trump: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fIN8oxnw__I I should note that having that tone of voice won't help the argument. In related commentary: I almost fell for the mlm pitch of Amway once and wanted to vote for Trump initially. For Amway the guy tried to make ...
by sardia
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

This is straight up psychological torture of children. https://twitter.com/emmaplatoff/status/1020006065868607489 Good thing everyone knows that torture doesn't work right? Bah, the Republicans never got that message. I should clarify, torturing children by providing inadequate care, and trying to ...
by sardia
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27925

Re: Libertarianism

Is it always bad if the public pays when a business takes too much risk and fails? You could pair it with a strong regulatory system. That should reduce the worst incidences and limit losses to the public as a whole.
by sardia
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 4237

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

Mmm, if it's high enough to stop the clouds, it should work. Water vapor/rising air/atmospheric mixing can lift CO2 to some degree, despite it being heavier. Looking at some testing numbers, it seems like a mere 10,000 feet would be enough to make the concentration a third lower. So, a wall of such...
by sardia
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2325018

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

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/19/scott-pruitt-formaldehyde-epa-698084 Then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's staff sought to protect him from exposure to toxic formaldehyde from an office desk last year, emails show — just months before his top political aides blocked the release of a report...
by sardia
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 4237

Re: European CO2 shortage

DavidSh wrote:The originally referenced article only talks about a shortage in the UK and mainland Europe. Generating CO2 in other continents won't be very helpful.

That'll teach these punks for posting (mediocre) quips.
by sardia
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4126
Views: 550346

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/18/630094267/maria-butina-was-in-contact-with-russian-intelligence-feds-say-in-new-documents Russian spy arrested for sexing up conservatives in order to spy on US. The woman, Maria Butina, has been in regular contact with Russian intelligence, the Justice Department says...
by sardia
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 4237

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

Hey, at least they are providing an actual, useful service to increase demand. Unlike DeBeers, which merely bribed Hollywood to feature wedding proposals with diamonds. Or the restaurant industry itself, which bribed Hollywood to show that every date involved a fancy restaurant (in addition to Holl...
by sardia
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:57 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Everything is racism
Replies: 27
Views: 3262

Re: Everything is racism

When this thread was made, I was expecting a serious discussion about how much white people owe minorities for the crimes/thefts of their forefathers. e.g. Blacks deserve free housing and college education for the next 2 generations. Gays, an gay subsidy. Muslims? Maybe tax free casinos after the co...
by sardia
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27925

Re: Libertarianism

Transitions are challenging, and oftentimes, we'll need a fairly slow process to mitigate pain from the changeover. One commonly suggested solution, in part or in whole, to the federal lands bit is to re-open homesteading on those lands. It's an idea with more traction out west, where folks may com...
by sardia
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

Try the comforter or bedding setting. Assuming you have that. Otherwise you'll have to fiddle with it by pouring extra water to trick the sensor.
It's not a matter of getting clean, as avoiding excess detergent use.
by sardia
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, Republican opinions on Russia and Putin have gotten significantly more favorable since 2016. https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/13994/what-caused-the-rep-party-members-dramatic-shift-on-views-on-russia This is a specific case of a more general trend. Any president can change the opi...
by sardia
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 226
Views: 56116

Re: Let's Talk Money

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+States&city1=Detroit%2C+MI&country2=United+States&city2=Chicago%2C+IL What does "local purchasing power in City A is 50% higher than City B" mean? I think it means that even though Chicago in the example, ...
by sardia
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

sardia, what did the tech say about the dispenser? Mine always has some water in it after use, so I thought that's just how it was, now I'm wondering about it. The instructions in the manual makes more sense, though it is aggravating. It says measure the same amount of everyone and check for musty ...
by sardia
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 135
Views: 10271

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

I might have asked this before, but I still dont quite understand it: Why are people so invested in predictions about the election, with all the cycles and epicycles of polling and aggregation and what not? It's only a few months in the future to get the actual outcome. I understand why it matters ...
by sardia
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

Back on topic... Apparently, Trump is no longer leader of the free world. 538 says to wait for the polls to come out in a week. This weakness on Russia gives Democrats further openings, and it cuts against his brand as a strongman/truth to power type brand. Will it be a paper cut or a major blow to...
by sardia
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 135
Views: 10271

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Huh, interesting, I didn't know that. Why do you think that is? I was hoping that McCain and that other old fogey senator would retire/die in time for a November election, but it looks like both of them are playing "Weekend at Bernie's" until the next election. If McCain goes out, the GOP...
by sardia
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4126
Views: 550346

Re: The Darker Side of the News

http://blogs.wgbh.org/innovation-hub/2018/7/13/sometimes-bigger-better/ Yet another fabled story we tell ourselves about the world ends up an evil lie. Big business out performs small business at every conceivable metric. Three Takeaways: Big businesses outperform small businesses by almost every me...
by sardia
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 135
Views: 10271

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

FYI the internal polling release rate is also correlated to Republicans wave elections as well. This doesn't mean that interna polll release rate is a leading predictor or anything special. It could just be noise, or predicting a small wave or it's a signal about the confidence of each party. But th...
by sardia
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27925

Re: Libertarianism

Hmm, I wonder if this is affected by private university scams like iit or University of Phoenix type grant scams. Real world example question, is there a limit to how I can hire if I was a libertarian? For example, I form a contract with my affiliates that says we will not raise wages or hire from e...
by sardia
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 135
Views: 10271

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

https://twitter.com/ForecasterEnten/status/1017221622611234816 Time for some good news bad news. The bad news is as of right now, Ted Cruz is maintaining his lead over Beto in Texas. For your consolation prize, here's an unsourced chart from Harry Enten. GOP is opting not to share their internal pol...
by sardia
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

The pods do have the advantage that you won't accidentally overuse I suppose. Pods are 1 per medium load. What is a medium load defined as? The instructions in the manual makes more sense, though it is aggravating. It says measure the same amount of everything and check for musty smell and soap on ...
by sardia
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

So did we just ignore the imprisonment of us citizens because they are brown in this thread? it's like Guantanamo and torture with Muslims. You got a bunch of scared people (well scared of fox news), who start violating rights because it's faster than doing it the right way. It's only been 10 fuckin...
by sardia
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?
Replies: 6
Views: 7526

Re: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

I already asked about the "repair" option in a different thread, so I'm going to use this for phone buying advice if you don't mind. I'm not much of a power user (my current phone is from 2013) and I generally like it (unlike some of the trends in smarphones lately), so basically I'd want...
by sardia
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4126
Views: 550346

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/07/11/black-soybean-farmers-say-they-were-deliberately-sold-defective-seeds-because-of-their-race/ A group of black soybean farmers from the South says a company intentionally sold them defective seeds in an elaborate scheme to place them at a dis...
by sardia
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27925

Re: Libertarianism

My argument is that higher education didn't vastly increase in price, it costs roughly the same. Only the government is paying less, and the student is paying more.
Is that wrong? How much is the government spending on education over the years after controlling for inflation?
by sardia
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 173007

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

Best case scenario is probably that we go into 'transitional arrangements' that look rather like now and somehow keep getting extended... And then all mentions of Brexit are quietly dropped at some point down the road? How much certainty would that period give to companies like Airbus? There was a ...
by sardia
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 27925

Re: Libertarianism

I don't think it's a result of students being irrational. I mean, if you look at it from the perspective of a student, many good jobs are essentially locked out by education. Sure, maybe there are other ways to get past the gatekeeping, but a degree is a fairly obvious, reasonably accessible one. A...
by sardia
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

... Ehhh, no. If you read that article carefully you might notice the point that Trump's policies haven't actually been enacted yet, and the U.S. can't actually withdraw from the accords until 2020. Correct. That's why Trump himself gets no particular credit. He hasn't actually done *anything* to p...
by sardia
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4126
Views: 550346

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/626773440/u-s-army-is-discharging-immigrant-recruits-who-were-promised-citizenship Minor update. The military has denied that any policy change has occurred, which means nothing considering the MAVNI program, has gone through several changes all in the name of security...
by sardia
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 173007

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

Why do journalists imply that the UK government is going to walk back brexit? Merely knowing they opposed The brexit vote without context is misleading.
by sardia
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4126
Views: 550346

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If it was a false flag it would make more sense if it was a third party, wanting to start an internecine conflict between the UK and Russia. But... it makes way more sense that it was just Russia. A better example would be to make up a crisis about immigrants, and then use that as casus belli to cr...
by sardia
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

For everyone to some degree. Low unemployment helps the lower income levels most, because they disproportionately suffer the results of high unemployment. That said, he definitely skewed the direct advantages of the tax cut toward the wealthy. It's a cinch that Trump's actions are not ideal. A grea...
by sardia
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

Government lawyer: I can't send you the list of separated children in the camps.... I have to take care of some dogs this weekend! And I guess, be careful what you wish for if you're an undocumented Trump supporter... Depends on how fervently, he believes in fiscal and social conservativism. Or he'...
by sardia
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

Are you using HE detergent? Because you're going to use a hell of a lot less of it than you would regular. Myself, I use those pods and don't even bother with the drawer unless I'm bleaching something. That said, it seems there's always a little water in there after a load. I always assumed it was ...
by sardia
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

High Efficiency Washing Machine Rinsing

I just got a top loading new washer, and after several loads, I've noticed a pattern that the rinse water always seems cloudy. Is that normal? Or am I putting in too much detergent? Separately, does anyone know if the detergent box installed at the top is suppose to have a thin layer of water in it?...
by sardia
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2325018

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

Apparently you've never had to deal with chickens. Disgusting creatures, the only domesticated animal that deserves to be factory farmed. If we need an equally disgusting and mentally deficient mammal for meat, I would recommend replacing the cow with koalas, except those bastards actually are TOO ...
by sardia
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

The military ought not be responsible for fixing the immigration system. You know the process is being changed from "we'll try to establish that you can stay" to "let's add loads more checks that nobody can reasonably expect everyone to accumulating positive answers for in any reason...
by sardia
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7259
Views: 542551

Re: Trump presidency

Not at all unique for immigrants except now these people who tried to find a legal way to stay here and have pledged an oath to a foreign military are asked to return to their authoritarian regimes with this information available on them. This isn't the kind of discharge that gets you deported. It ...

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