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by CorruptUser
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

sardia wrote:You forgot evade taxes, since it's the one thing he's good at.


But that's present in virtually every last business plan on the planet. Not all business plans involve refusal to pay workers or smear campaigns against critics, even if that's most business plans...
by CorruptUser
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Trumps business model 1) make big deal about construction project 2) acquire excessive loans for project 3) hire lowest quality workers he can find 4) project completed poorly 5) refuse to pay workers 6) refinance the debt, taking on additional loans using project as collateral 7) run away with the ...
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

About 2 college scholarships?
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Technically it's destruction of federal property, and if it's a defensive/military structure the US could (legally or not) use a drone strike on the thieves.
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Wait, how much of the current walls get stolen each year? https://www.google.com/amp/s/foreignpolicy.com/2009/08/27/mexican-thieves-try-to-steal-border-fence/amp/ There are reports, but no indication on how prevalent it is. Part of it there isn't very much fencing, and the mileage that is fenced is...
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Wait, how much of the current walls get stolen each year?
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

I dont know, I'd prefer to use Trump's head to smash into nails repeatedly...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Look, I know Trump is far worse than Obama. But the difference is that the media doesn't have the metaphorical hardon for the president the way they did with Obama. The public knows Trump is a lying anus who's been hiding as much as he can from us, or at least has been constantly told by the media. ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Well CU is cheating because he's combining Bush, Reagan with Clinton and Obama. Was Bush worse than Trump? No, but he had an awful reign with torture (Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, Iraq death toll), and the corruption symbolized by Cheney. Reagan had all sorts of problems, despite how he's d...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Ok, yes, I will admit that "Trump tells the truth about something major" would indeed be shocking.
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

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?
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 49708

Re: Bad Movies You Love

The Butterfly Effect Is it a bad movie? I don't think so, but the overwhelming majority of critics think so even though IMDB seems to think it's a good movie. The lead was Ashton Kutcher, who you may remember as a total prick, so critics panned the movie. There were some silly issues I had with the ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

I mean, fair's fair; there's plenty of times I see people engaging in 'frivolous' hate -- hate that's clearly not a survival mechanic, or doesn't come from a clearly identifiable place of pain (people sending death-threats to Anita Sarkeesian, for example). Uh... it's really not that hard. It's guy...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Wikipedia on Hadrians Wall Notable quote The limites of Rome were never expected to stop tribes from migrating or armies from invading, and while a frontier protected by a palisade or stone wall would help curb cattle-raiders and the incursions of other small groups, the economic viability of const...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Border walls are not about serious security. Hadrian's Wall and the Great Wall of China were never meant to stop invading armies. Rather, they were meant to stop smugglers and cattle thieves and other petty criminals. In those regards, they were extremely successful. As far as stopping illegal immig...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Of course they are criminals and so forth, thats why crime has been increasing since they arrived, except for the last 30 years when crime rates plummeted to their lowest in history, but we all know that facts are lies!
by CorruptUser
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:38 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 1912

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

I read Left's bio on wikipedia. It appears that most of the companies he reported on were indeed involved in frauds and other shennanigans.
by CorruptUser
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

ijuin wrote:Honor is nice, but the landlord won’t accept it as payment on the lease.


Some might...

She offered her honor
He honored her offer
And all night long
It was honor and offer
by CorruptUser
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2094: "Short Selling"
Replies: 44
Views: 1912

Re: 2094: "Short Selling"

Short Selling has a legitimate purpose in the stock world. Let's say Company A is in the news for some really cool new idea that'll totally radicalize the world to the xtreme, yo. A few gullible idiots want to buy Company A, and with far more buyers than sellers the stock price of Company A is skyro...
by CorruptUser
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 103
Views: 4893

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

Theres a world of difference between accidents and murder. If you dont understand that, then you failed the Turing test you filthy chatbot.
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2424356

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

I feel like this one from Oglaf (one of the few SFW) is relevant...
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by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 144
Views: 16888

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Is on netflix now.
by CorruptUser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2424356

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

Are you a bunch of Social Justice Warrior snowflakes? Come join the army!

British recruitment is weird. They want compassion now. And the day I finally get around to watching apocalypse now, no less...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 39
Views: 1355

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

Hmm. What is the cost to lay coaxial cable, per foot? Like, if a town has 500 miles of streets, how much would it cost for the city to conect everyone to the internet, should internet become like water/sewer and mandatory for all homes but only like, $5/m due to, you know, being much easier to insta...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15021
Views: 2424356

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

In fairness, no one reads the EULA. No one.
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 39
Views: 1355

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

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by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

The crops ripened and rotted in just 3 days?! :P

According to my google-fu, it was two years ago, and it was due to good weather and such causing a glut in the market.

Unless you are referring to this thing from last year; no idea if me.me is actually a credible version of Snopes or not.
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 103
Views: 4893

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

I would say that the root cause is a culture of conflict resolution that views the total eradication of opponents as the preferred method rather than persuasion or reconciliation. ...which is in large part created by the media that we consume. I think the root cause is a complicated web of factors ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 39
Views: 1355

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

The town has to cover fixed and variable costs. Comcast can use other towns to cover the fixed costs while this town could be charged the variable cost only, allowing Comcast to always undercut the town if they truly wanted to. This does not get in to the bundle packages of internet, cell and cable,...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amoeba Solves Traveling Salesman (P=NP)
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Amoeba Solves Traveling Salesman (P=NP)

P/NP rants The P/NP problems always bugged me due to impossible combinations being checked. For instance, a common problem is "in this list of X numbers, do any sum to 0?". The brute force method is to check every combination, which if there are 100 numbers is 2^100 combinations to check, ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

Huh, I just realized a few parallels between homeless and refugees... You just realized that? Congratulations, I suppose. Specifically, the responses towards the people, not the situations and the people themselves. Refugees were always a type of homeless people, though with some crucial difference...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

PAstrychef wrote:No, they just get underserved in a different place. Not to mention the hostility of the locals at having this new population arrive en masse.


Huh, I just realized a few parallels between homeless and refugees...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 39
Views: 1355

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

Was hypothetical numbers, it varies wildly throughout the country. But nearly everyone in IT and related agrees that the Telecoms are basically the Devil when it comes to abuse by big business. I disagree, I feel that Rx is worse, but hey, hell has enough room for more than one Prince of Darkness. A...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

1) It's what actually happened in the 90's in NY state, minus the funds being sent upstate with them. Guilliani rounded up all the Bowery Bums and sent them to the nice farms upstate, which is just one in a long list of reasons the rest of NY despises NYC 2) Never suggested it would be forced 3) If ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

Not entirely flippant. From what I understand, the ones with family ties, jobs, etc, are most likely living on their friends'/families' sofas until they find a more permanent solution, in which case money isn't really being spent on sheltering them. The ones in the shelters tend to be the ones with ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Town Builds its own Internet Network
Replies: 39
Views: 1355

Re: Town Builds its own Internet Network

I would. You figure, you have 10,000 households all paying $100/m for internet at speeds of 5 MBs. That's $12m that leaves the town. Every. Single. Year. Never to return. You spend $5m of municipal money to start up an alternative, and suddenly the price of the local internet drops to $60/m at speed...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

If Trump wins the primary, the Republicans will likely lose 2020. If Trump loses the primary, he will come in as a third candidate and the Republicans will definitely lose 2020. And everyone knows it.

If only there was Ranked Choice Voting to prevent this very problem...
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

Are we including couch-surfers as part of the homeless population?
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8195
Views: 648457

Re: Trump presidency

Has a sitting president ever lost his own primary? I know we've had a sitting president come in third place, but that's only because of Teddy Roosevelt deciding to run a third time.
by CorruptUser
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 302
Views: 74533

Re: News in brief

Ninja'd No, it's because New York freezes over in the winter and swelters in the summer, while California has decent weather year-round. If California doesn't pay for the homeless, they end up in tent cities. If NY doesn't pay for the homeless, they end up in prisons and hospitals. Though if NY is s...

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