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by Dauric
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

But is destruction of federal property an offense Mexico will extradite you for? And is the US allowed to execute you without a trial on US soil? Can't even claim you were resisting arrest... How about Mexican soil? Plus, at that point you're bombing your own wall The most recent case about a borde...
by Dauric
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

But is destruction of federal property an offense Mexico will extradite you for? And is the US allowed to execute you without a trial on US soil? Can't even claim you were resisting arrest... How about Mexican soil? Plus, at that point you're bombing your own wall The most recent case about a borde...
by Dauric
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Where on that scale does "300-metre-wide chunk of iron comes vertically down on the White House south lawn at 14 km/s" fall? The part of the scale where we no longer give a damn about politics because we're dealing with an extinction level event... And at this point I'm not sure if that's...
by Dauric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

To be honest, I don't see how this government shutdown is going to end. Trump is never going to be one to backdown, and the democrats certainly shouldn't give into his ridiculous demands, especially as they've all been elected to stand up to him (at least in part). https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-...
by Dauric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

And you would trust anything that came out of Obama's, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's, or Reagan's mouths at face value? Probably not, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were telling the truth, or at least had a grasp of nuance in how they answer the question. Trump's been notable for the ... blitherin...
by Dauric
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

It feels really strange having to point this out, but: Building a wall in no way addresses illegal immigration. It's the sort of solution a five-year-old would come up with: "Global warming? Let's build giant refrigerators and cool the globe down!" Just by suggesting this, Trump and his s...
by Dauric
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency



The irony of course is for all the "we need the money for border security", the border patrol is one of the departments that's unfunded through this shutdown.
by Dauric
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Nobody knows how many Nazis are in the country because every time a Nazi acts, they classify it as a mentor challenged man. The FBI Isn't entirely wrong with that assessment however. Again, in the vein of how we work harder to exterminate opposition rather than persuasion/conversion, I note that th...
by Dauric
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

I'm just going to have to reiterate the quote I posted from Friedrich Nietzsche above: He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. The problem with using the tactics of the National Social...
by Dauric
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Given all the dark news, If the Democrats win 2020, I'm thinking they should purge Hydra Nazis from the country, immediately. Trump has shown that Nazis are everywhere and are everyday people you meet. Kinda dark, but being patient with them hasn't gotten us anywhere, and made things worse. Let's s...
by Dauric
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 103
Views: 4842

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Imagine a teacher tipping over the brink of extreme stress choosing their (least) favourite class as the time to put their weapon to use. While the theme of the thread is teachers firing at students, this could easily apply to a distraught teacher using the weapon on themselves. A class of 30+ stud...
by Dauric
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 103
Views: 4842

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Kids are about one hundred times more likely to be killed by traffic accidents than by shootings, but nobody is making a ruckus about the need to save child pedestrians from dangerous motorists. Coming next week: one teacher in each school being trained to drive the armoured bulldozer with a stop s...
by Dauric
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 103
Views: 4842

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Another facet of having a police officer in the schools is the temptation for school administration to turn incidents in to legal issues by involving the resident officer. Shootings at any particular school only happen on the rarest of occasions, and if you've got a police officer sitting there effe...
by Dauric
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 993002

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Well, they shouldn't have posted that because apparently, now that they've "promoted religion," everyone will be embracing Satan. Or maybe the post means everyone already has embraced Satan? I don't know, I'm very confused by the whole thing. I mean, between the one group of idiots and th...
by Dauric
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 962
Views: 226721

Re: Board games anyone?

For an intro to Roleplaying you might look at Tiny Dungeon(fantasy), Tiny Frontiers (science fiction) or Tiny Wastelands

They're not board-games but rules-(very)light RPGs.
by Dauric
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

Frameworks of knowledge, like taxonomies, must change in the face of new information to be science. A framework of knowledge that resists or refuses to change in the presence of new information isn't science. It's religion and/or dogma. I think the mistake is understandable. Our teachers don't reall...
by Dauric
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1239
Views: 194111

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

...schadenfreude*... * I'm using that word now, while it's still tariff-free and not subject to being blocked at customs. As if the English don't have a storied history of importing words and manufacturing local knockoffs that end up replacing the original. "Shadenfrood." There, you can 3...
by Dauric
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6485
Views: 993002

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So in other words, nervous people are up to no good, as opposed to being, say, afraid of flying due to phobia or fear of terrorist attacks? ... or afraid of TSA and their 'nudity scanners'... (Yes I know the scanners don't provide suitably wankable images (though Rule 34...), but that doesn't mean ...
by Dauric
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1854
Views: 331433

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

sardia wrote:watering down definitions


Homeopathic dictionary?
by Dauric
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Also, Colorado has one of the longest voting ballots in the country. It was three pages long this year. I'm pretty sure some groups use this as an exhaustion tactic to make people skim things and not vote. IIRC the big chunk of this year's ballot was "Should Judge so-and-so of some-judicial-di...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

At what point does it fall to people to actually do their own research rather than just listening to advertising though? When we prove the existence of free will. Kinda this really. When I said marketing research is " terrifyingly effective" I meant it literally, it's a cynical field that...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

I understand that, but don't lay it all at the feet of evil corporations. For example, organic non evil bananas cost a few cents more on a cheap product. People still won't buy it. Same with non evil clothes that cost more. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://mon...
by Dauric
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Alright, now that control of the house is in the hands of Democrats, with full subpoena power and oversight, what does everyone think the upcoming political storms will be for the Trump white house? My guesses are: Trump's Taxes, Whatever the hell is going on with the EPA, and a pile of internal af...
by Dauric
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 26569

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

In the Northwest mail-in is even easier than that. You don't have to request a ballot, they just send you one a few weeks ahead of time if you're registered, along with you guide booklet. All you have to do is get it back into a mailbox at some point. To be fair, I don't actually know what the proc...
by Dauric
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Frontline: The Facebook Dilemma A two hour documentary on Facebook and it's influence on the 2016 election as well as events around the world, including the Russian misinformation campaigns and how they worked. That helped with my sense of chronology. What went wrong and when. So to try to get back...
by Dauric
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Frontline: The Facebook Dilemma

A two hour documentary on Facebook and it's influence on the 2016 election as well as events around the world, including the Russian misinformation campaigns and how they worked.
by Dauric
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

£1000 cash for rent? The last place I rented is too long ago and was done with a cheque anyway. Looking it up, I suppose that could currently be a month in advance and two extra months'-worth as deposit (looking at typical prices round here). Not that this is The Great Metropolis, as I'm sure you a...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

↶ My original point was that this was the argument Trump and his side would use That may have been your original point, but the point people disputed was that plenty of legal scholars agreed with the argument. And it's not a minor nitpick, a fairly significant point of the discussion is that the ar...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

A: My point from the beginning has been this is the argument Trump is most likely to use; I base this on the fact that he and his supporters have said they're going to use it. B: Do a quick Google search on the issue and most of the articles that come up will mention this specific argument; your own...
by Dauric
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

solune wrote:And following a physical briefcase seems easier than tracking tax evasion through 10 swiss accounts and 5 shell companies.


Which is why legislators with access to 10 swiss accounts and 5 shell companies won't do anything to endanger them.
by Dauric
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

The Great Hippo wrote:I was unaware there was some small batshit fringe trying to argue that we've all somehow managed to misinterpret...


I think this is the Rule 34 of politics. There's -always- some small batshit fringe arguing we've managed to misinterpret any law you want to fit in the slot.
by Dauric
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

Until it hits the courts, it's just a trial balloon to see what they can get away with. Though I do wonder what a republican court will let them get away with. It'll take work to keep this up, so it's mostly red meat for the anti immigrant xenophobic base. Not actually sure it will get that far. Th...
by Dauric
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

I think that's less 'shame' and more 'political expediency'. I suspect Trump and most of his cronies lack the necessary creativity to imagine a world in which they've done anything wrong. I think denial and rationalization play a heavy part in it too. In other news: Tax Cut benefits seem to be wear...
by Dauric
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

The Chinese strategy in the Pacific and world wide is interesting. It's creating a world wide system (one belt one road)of bases in order to emulate US Military bases on the cheap. Instead of a carrier, you have a militarized island. Instead of a logistics hub, you have a commercial port backed by ...
by Dauric
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

Problem with replacing the A-10 is that it was designed to deal with Soviet SAM batteries and armored columns. To properly design a replacement system you have to have a credible threat to design it against, and there's no military forces that pose that kind of Cold War armored tank threat to the U...
by Dauric
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

The wiki on the F-35 says one of the aircraft it's principally designed to replace is the F-16, which is not only a light multirole fighter, but also one of the U.S. major weapons exports to all our allies, which is also what the F-35 was designed for. As far as replacing the A-10... I think that wa...
by Dauric
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15017
Views: 2421959

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

Soo... Yeah...

Catholic group publishes Catholic version of Pokemon Go.

I'd comment more but the jokes write themselves.
by Dauric
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

From my own memory of the national media: Until recently people who supported "America First" policies tended to call themselves "Patriotic", the word "Nationalist" rarely got any airtime. That changed around the Charlottesville demonstration when Trump said there were ...
by Dauric
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8181
Views: 646542

Re: Trump presidency

How? HOW does someone pay £150M for a golf course in cash ? Do you just walk into the estate agent's office, followed by a coachload of guys in suits and sunglasses, each carrying a suitcase full of 10s and 20s? There are "cash-like" instruments such as bearer bonds. I'm guessing that's w...

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