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by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yeah, the idea that the UN is going to fix things is a bit of a joke... though I do applaud the WHO and a number of other UN initiatives. But be very careful to whom you donate to; avoid most religious based charities, and avoid anything that's rather gimmicky. MSF is my favorite charity in terms of...
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Best trick is to not worry about closing the gap on the highway, and for the love of god don't constantly merge. By not closing the gap, you smooth out the knots in stop and go traffic, which ends up increasing capacity on the highway and causes the people behind you to get to where they need to go ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You do realize that the most fuel efficient speed is around 50 mph, not 30? That is, the guy going 30 is worse for the environment than the guy going 35.
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I view Assad victory as less bad than ISIS victory. ISIS is, for lack of a better term, thorough , and if they win they will make sure that if anyone is left to oppose them it's only themselves. Rebel victory? Which rebels; the "moderates", or Al Qaeda? With a Kurdish victory, well, that's...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Follow this yes no flow chart. Tell me what you get to yes. Do you want world war 3? What about the US killing Russians? What about the US removing sanctions from Russia? Would you give up welfare in the US? Abortions in the US? Less taxes on the rich? You can't just blindly complain how nobody giv...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

What the fuck do you want everyone to do? Invade Syria, costing hundreds of billions of dollars and god knows how many lives? Bomb the crap out of someone, killing hundreds of innocents in the process? Issue trade sanctions? Or just whine about it online so that we can feel morally superior without ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-forum-idUSKBN1431KU Not all is gloom and doom in Trumpland. But Uber can go ahead and fuck itself. Maybe Elon Musk can convince Trump to build the hyperloop if it uses workers from the Rust Belt and is renamed the Trumploop. No, it'll be named the HyperMe...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 142
Views: 17456

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Dammit, why couldn't it have been his douchebag son instead?
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

...Except those patent extensions are on the alternate formulations or new uses of the drugs, not the original drug itself. The act of extending the patent to the new formulation or use protects the original drug patent, again by extending the patent. The exercise would be meaningless( or at least ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

...Except those patent extensions are on the alternate formulations or new uses of the drugs, not the original drug itself.
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:28 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

Well yes, but you don't need to advertise on a patented drug. Acetaminophen has been generic for like, ever, yet you still see Tylenol sold at a huge markup. As for the purple pill. Blegh. Hated those advertisements, especially since I had no idea what the hell they were supposed to be. Until I foun...
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

Wouldn't the patent run out on the original drug though?

If the patent on sildenafil (Viagra) is about to run out, just because Pfizer offers Viagra Extra, sildenafil with traces of tiger bone for extra ferocious stiffening power, doesn't mean that Merck Medco can't mass produce generic sildenafil.
by CorruptUser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Well duh. If global warming occurs, the swamps will naturally dry up.
by CorruptUser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Actually, chiros CAN prescribe drugs. They had to sue the AMA to do that.
by CorruptUser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325305

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Are you sure it's the doctors that are the pill-mills? My money is on the chiropractors being at fault. Just biased in favor of doctors and against chiros, is all.
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

Ok, my mistake. Not a Jesuit, but part of Trinity university. He had some problems becoming a fellow there since he needed to be a priest, and his views were a tad unorthodox so he needed special permission, but he was still devout in a weird way. Also obsessed with alchemy.
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

Those giants he stood on? They were a giant mountain of people standing on the person below's shoulders. Oh and Elasto, the "religion holds back society" trope is a bit overused. The Church actually provided a means for intelligent people to dedicate their lives to study, and did preserve ...
by CorruptUser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

The scientific method didn't exist 500 years ago, yet people will still far more advanced than primitive man. The difference is the amount of people. A thousand people produce one scientist, but ten million people produce ten thousand scientists. This meant that scientific progress could happen much...
by CorruptUser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wouldn't mind if the electoral college wasn't based on the number of residents but the number of people actually casting votes. That might encourage states to knock it off with the voter suppression. Really, that was one major criticism of the 3/5's compromise; they can't vote yet they get counted...
by CorruptUser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 3071

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

Whizbang wrote:If we're not fish, then why do we tell heartbroken people "There are plenty of fish in the sea"? Huh?

Checkmate, atheists!


I always thought that phrase was about the merits of aquatic bestiality.
by CorruptUser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: energy currency?
Replies: 63
Views: 12812

Re: energy currency?

The negative pricing doesn't mess up the electric market because the market price is income, not asset value. And really, we sort of already have energy currency. They are electricity futures. And they fluctuate in value, are not really transferable between geographic regions although correlated, an...
by CorruptUser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23530

Re: News in brief

Can't tell if...

A) You are reading deeper into it just as friendly teasing
B) You are looking for criticisms because I annoy you in general
C) You actually think the analogy doesn't have any merit
by CorruptUser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23530

Re: News in brief

Really? Quite sure most people don't want to date an ex con if they can avoid it. And how would they know that? Remember, no background checks. Many people date through their friends, and thus have background checks that way. Many jobs are also from knowing a guy. It's not a perfect analogy, but it...
by CorruptUser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23530

Re: News in brief

Really? Quite sure most people don't want to date an ex con if they can avoid it.
by CorruptUser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 151
Views: 23530

Re: News in brief

Jobs are like girlfriends/boyfriends. Interviews are dating. If people keep quitting you, the problem is you, not them.
by CorruptUser
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 142
Views: 17456

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

kalira wrote:John Glenn has died.



FUCK YOU, 2016, YOU LOUSY YEAR.
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm now imagining Air Force One being a fighter jet. I'm also imagining what would happen when an arrogant blowhard with no piloting skills tries to fly one. It's a good dream.
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 47548

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

They also tend to be older, and therefore less likely to be seen as a threat.
by CorruptUser
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bundyite militia seizes federal building
Replies: 414
Views: 47548

Re: Bundyite militia seizes federal building

Aren't the tea party nutjobs right wing? So too with any religious fanatics staging a protest.
by CorruptUser
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I for one support Trump being flown in a solid gold jet. Best investment we'd ever spend.
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The trick is to NOT engage their mental defense mechanisms. That means NO insults whatsoever, no patronizing, no smarm, and definitely no screaming "RACIST!". I asked him why Texas seceded then, in a polite rather than dismissive manner, he didn't have a strong answer, so I asked if the ar...
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

The suits that run accounting firms will also try to push through a bunch of BS, but FASB does a good job of preventing most of it. Same with the ASOP's and pensions, or the AMA and doctors.
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Actually he HAD joined in earnest, but was turned off by the racism and defected. But that's also besides the point. I take major umbridge with people who insist that everyone voting for Oompa Loompa MUST be a racist sexist bastard. It's a juvenile argument and the VERY REASON we lost; calling every...
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Are all Trump voters racist because of the act of voting for Trump? Is it a necessary and sufficient condition for calling someone a racist? If a vote for Trump implies someone is racist, that just means it's a sufficient condition. No one is argruing that it's a necessary condition. Should we then...
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

Really, if there ever was proof that the engineering world needs a much stronger standards board or government oversight...
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

Why not have easily insertable batteries? You have the battery and a spare, so if the battery is dead you swap for a fresh one then recharge the dry one.
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1812219

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

An app that claims to recharge phone batteries in 30 seconds has been publicly endorsed by the Fijian government, despite experts saying it defies the laws of thermodynamics. InstaCharge was launched at a lavish party in Fiji last week, and was lauded by the Fijian prime minister, Frank Bainimarama...
by CorruptUser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So criticizing culture is inherently racist? Does that mean that I'm a racist for being horrified at the Afghani Dancing Boys?
by CorruptUser
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 657337

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So the new business strategy for manufacturing firms for the next few years: 1) Plan to lay off half your factory workers and move some operations overseas 2) Announce you will be closing the factory 3) Get massive tax breaks from the government for laying off only half your factory workers and kee...

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