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by trpmb6
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

But we already have like 5 mcdonalds signs on billboards up to that exit. Plus a couple exit signs and then two sets of "FOOD THIS EXIT" signs listing all food options. Surely we can lower some of these. In a way, I know about an upcoming exit I'm looking for miles before the actual exit s...
by trpmb6
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

If anyone wishes to continue discussing, I'll reply here. Leaving the free to be free and clear of my wretched views. Continuation: I called for the firing of Comey on these forums after the announcement of him saying he found no reasonable prosecutor would file charges. He stepped out of line then ...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

I would straight donate to get a brawndo advertisement on a water tower near me. My town has our water tower lit up with green flood lights to show how "green" we are. Which I always thought was sort of ironic because lighting it up with flood lights all night isn't required by the FAA - ...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Just think where this can go... Highway exit signs sponsored by Brugal rum I'd actually be ok with this aspect of it. Get the mcdonald's on the exit to sponsor the sign so you do two things - reduce the cost of the sign and reduce the amount of signage required on the side of the highway. I'd love ...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

I guess you missed the part where i said "the lowest level possible ." It is obviously a very convoluted problem. Having a highway that runs from western Kansas - where I own a farm - is extremely important because the company that just harvested the wheat they planted through my land leas...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

This is why government should be handled at the lowest levels possible.

I feel like I said this earlier today.
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9682

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

In this case, the banks are owned by depositors. Ah, right, that makes some sense. I was thinking the bank was owned by the workers, but if the depositors are making their interest directly from the banks investments, that's cool. The community is the bank then, to some extent - they decide who get...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9682

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

Well, he'd need to find one or more buyers. In general, it is difficult to divest large volumes of a given share at the current price. Insufficient buy orders. If he insisted on selling it all immediately at whatever the market price is, rationality be damned, the stock price would immediately drop...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9682

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

Really the one thing i've struggled with the most is somewhat along those lines. Shit jobs vs jobs requiring highly specialized skills vs how do you get people to do both without it being unfair
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

The thing about their story that struck me as odd was he viewed it as more dangerous than where they currently are. That he hopes she comes back. She clearly wasn't fleeing the husband - or she would have taken the other three children as well. (if you fear someone will harm one child you fear they'...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9682

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

I sometimes look at the Bezos and Buffets and think about what their wealth numbers really mean. Bezos (as of today) is around 144 billion in net worth. But his annual compensation as CEO is only 1.8 million a year (Of this 81,000 was salary and the rest bonuses - someone should probably call the IR...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

I don't think it invalidates her asylum request(unless of course, she lied on the paperwork or something), but it does call into question the credibility of those journalists. Will Time Magazine publish a correction? If they do, will it be anywhere near as prominent as the front page cover Kushner ...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9682

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

One question I have is, in your economic model; what drive's innovation and change? Who decides to reallocate resources from already existing demands to pursue these things? Well, first off, in my experience as a programmer the vast majority of innovation is shower thoughts done by people solving p...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Socialism" and "capitalism" are the same
Replies: 198
Views: 9682

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

Thesh, where would one start to educate themselves. I know you have your other posts so I may sift through there as well time permitted (I have read some of it already). One question I have is, in your economic model; what drive's innovation and change? Who decides to reallocate resources from alrea...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Spoilered for off topic Yeah I'm not religious at all. The only religious bone in me is a "I'll allow that it is really impossible for us to truly know if there is some omnipotent being (or beings) that created us, the universe and everything else - but I find that possibility t...
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

I donate thousands and volunteer all the time... as do many of my evil right wing tea bagger friends.

I found this article interesting. I don't think she has much of a claim to political asylum based on the statements her husband made.
by trpmb6
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

"As a Conservative…" Yeah. I really shouldn't refer to myself as a conservative for most things. As I said earlier in the thread. I'm a very weird conservative. And I happen to believe that most "conservatives" are wrong in their thinking. Maybe I should label myself as a conser...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293145

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

Tyndmyr wrote:Hey now, it has a use. They're gonna dump nuclear waste in it!

Definitely a good use for a canal, right?


At that point I thought I was reading the onion.

Surely that's more of a "f you" statement than anything. I would hope they're smarter than that...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293145

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

Saudi Arabia is considering spending $750M turning Qatar into an island just to annoy them. https://www.vox.com/2018/6/21/17485754/saudi-arabia-qatar-gulf-island Trump: "I'm the trolliest country leader ever!" King Salman: "Hold my... whatever we drink instead of beer" I really ...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 16
Views: 3266

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

That doesn't surprise me. People who deal with critical systems tend to be incredibly paranoid about fucking with things that work. Not in that they used it for that long. More that the same "computer" they used as an advanced version of a recipe book was also primary 'computer' monitorin...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

The small government folks are mostly the libertarian/libertarian influenced folks. They don't hold a ton of pull in the party. The traditional republican pro-business wing and religious sector are both comfortable with a great deal more authoritarianism. I rate this as mostly true. As i've noted b...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

So you're saying you'd be in favor of smaller government then...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

That's something that happens on the left and right.

As a conservative, I want as many things as possible handled as local as possible.
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

I think it is kind of a cop out to be honest. He said he was going to completely get rid of the department of education (typical conservative view point is that educashun should be handled at the most local level possible). So combining it with the department of labor is kind of a way to say you're ...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296435

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

What would make it better is if it applies learning to it's already compiled set of raw input. One of the most important things I learned on my high school debate team is to learn and adapt the different arguments and positions your opponents take. Then apply those to your future debates. (this was ...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Assuming you were to attempt to do such a policy would everyone be better off? No. The only winner in that scenario is the government because they gained a bigger tax base. That doesn't really follow from CU's hypothetical, though. The article said the rich make an extra half-trillion dolla...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Yes I am grossly simplifying it.

Economics and Immigration are intrinsically linked. Impact to either side will influence the other.
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"
Replies: 35
Views: 3840

Re: 2009: "Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram"

When looking at this you really have to consider surface areas.

Which is why I was at first a little confused as to the positioning of France. But had to remember the scale of the Luminosity axis. That's why France-Europa-Moon-Earth-Venus-Jupiter seems a little odd at first.
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

@trpmb6 So what you are saying is, you could bring in immigrants, tax the wealthiest by about $300,000,000,000, give that money to poor Americans, and everyone including the rich and immigrants and poor Americans would still be better off? That article addresses that somewhat. Obviously I'm against...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Hate to re-hash something from 2016 but I thought the impact on the American economy from immigration (both legal and illegal) was pretty settled. And I think it's fair to claim that illegal immigration (in particular) disproportionately impacts the lower income brackets due to the skill levels of t...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Boba: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 25
Views: 3156

Re: Boba: A Star Wars Story

Well it seems they're listening to the fans... All spinoff films are now on hold after the Solo flop http://collider.com/star-wars-spinoffs-on-hold/ It may be a while before we see any more movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story out of Lucasfilm. Sources with knowledge of the situation tell Collider th...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534410

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 717591002/

Man crushed by his mother's coffin dies. :shock:
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 275
Views: 55426

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/21/famous-gorilla-koko-sign-language-died-age-46-7648488/ Hanabi-ko "Koko" died in her sleep Wednesday 6/20/2018 at the age of 46. Truly sad. I remember as a child being quite fascinated by her story. I feel this is an appropriate place for this story - anybody ...
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

It's far more sinister than you think.
by trpmb6
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

I just had a thought. If trump just turns America into a total shithole despot then he will solve the immigration issue. Noone will want to come here.

It's really rather simple.
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534410

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is really just a sad situation all around. Thoughts?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 716950002/
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

It'll be interesting to see if someone files a lawsuit saying his executive order violates the July 2015 court order about children remaining in custody beyond 20 days.
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 16
Views: 3266

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

So it was basically a 10,000 dollar cook book. This is what I found most surprising: The Honeywell 316 also had industrial applications. A 316 was used at Bradwell nuclear power station in Essex as the primary reactor temperature-monitoring computer until summer 2000, when the internal 160k disk fai...
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Btw I got scolded the other day for sending a released Peter strozk email that had classified markings over an unclassified system. I guarantee you they take that shit serious.
Only reason I'm not in trouble was I was able to point to the IG report. But I had to fill out a bunch of BS afterwards.
by trpmb6
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6625
Views: 508211

Re: Trump presidency

Skilled labor is expensive because it is scarce. We are filling in the holes. Can you for once read my posts? Do you think I am just making this shit up? I gave you a direct example! They replaced skilled labor with unskilled labor that took 3 to 5 times as long to get the job done! Not to mention ...

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