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by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4080
Views: 533929

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So... what could Russia actually do if they compromised the NRA enough that it was a Russian puppet? Do they expect to be able to indirectly control congress as a result of the lobbying?
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

Yeah I can't seem to re-find it. Feel free to ignore that one then.
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

NY Post; How America was conned into buying diamonds

Trying to find the source I read for the dinner date thing, but it's a bit more difficult to find, given that Google seems to think I want to go to 500 restaurants instead...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

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 Holly...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

Don't forget about the Guinness Book of World Records. Yes, same company, because they wanted something to solve classic bar arguments.
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

But a majority didn't agree with it so much as viewed it as a 'necessary evil', and I'm fairly certain the slaves themselves didn't agree to it. However, if a majority did agree to it, then yeah, it'd be "right" just as the overwhelming majority of people are opposed to it today therefore...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

...yours and others' objections and the collective might to enforce said objections . As for the right vs wrong in terms of murder, murder is immoral because it actively harms society for a myriad of obvious reasons, and would only be "right" in some weird society that actually did want to...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

But it is possible to be objectively right or wrong. Sex education, objectively, is more effective at reducing pregnancies and thus abortions than abstinence only education. Slavery, objectively, reduces total wealth produced and in the long term, harms even the non-owning free class through opportu...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

at least we know it’s safe to ignore your opinion now ...I don't think you understand nihilism at all. Nihilism, much like Anarchism, is much, much more than just a bunch of anti-social assholes lashing out at the world and attaching themselves to whatever philosophy sounds the most anti-social. Ni...
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Which is what I am.
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

was voicing my disagreement, not questioning popular agreement (which I didn’t realize you were asserting). though not surprised to learn that as usual, most people are wrong. Ethics and morals are social constructs, so "right" and "wrong" kiiinda goes by majority. So, slavery w...
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Pfhorrest wrote:was voicing my disagreement, not questioning popular agreement (which I didn’t realize you were asserting).

though not surprised to learn that as usual, most people are wrong.


Ethics and morals are social constructs, so "right" and "wrong" kiiinda goes by majority.
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Pfhorrest wrote:
CorruptUser wrote:In terms of trolley problems, we generally agree that it's ok to switch the trolley tracks thereby killing one to save five,

nope


Cite
Most people, for what it's worth, say they would [switch tracks]
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

The organ harvesting comparison also fails because it lacks a sense of "fairness". In terms of trolley problems, we generally agree that it's ok to switch the trolley tracks thereby killing one to save five, but not ok to push someone onto the tracks to slow it down enough to save five peo...
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Not if, as a result, the billionaires respond by offshoring their wealth even moreso than they currently do.
by CorruptUser
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

Too complicated, so more Guinness.

Mathematician here, Guinness is our patron company due to William Gossett, aka "Student" of "Student's T".
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

So... do the world a favor and drink more Guinness?
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Worldwide CO2 shortage
Replies: 44
Views: 3153

Re: Worldwide CO2 shortage

Wait, doesn't the air go stale from the oxygen reacting with microbes? Why can't compressed nitrogen work?
by CorruptUser
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

by CorruptUser
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

And now, even the Feds have admitted that not all of the kidnappings were of foreigners.
by CorruptUser
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Overpopulation, economically, is... weird. More people means more stress on current resources, but more people also means more scientists which means faster development of technology. We could get our population down to 100m people and everyone could have their own manors and private airplanes witho...
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Yes, contrary to all the actual evidence, they think national healthcare and programs like CHIP and SNAP and subsidized school lunches are somehow ineffective. Actually, many see the problem with government programs is that they are very effective, and displace the services once provided by religio...
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Honestly, I think the anti-choice crowd has a lot of schadenfreude amongst its adherents. Eh, not quite schadenfreude, but something similar. "I didn't have the option of abortion, and you think you shouldn't have to suffer what I had to suffer?! Screw you, feel the pain I've felt!" or &qu...
by CorruptUser
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2292350

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

Cows' use of farmland has been vastly exaggerated. Cattle have a feed conversion ratio of between 5 and 7, with American beef being on the lower end due to the efficiency of factory farms. That is, 5 pounds of feed turns into 1 pound of cow. Now that does include the rest of the cow, but that rest s...
by CorruptUser
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2292350

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 s...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

↶ creating Pretty sure you'll find the resentment and bigotry were already there. Never said it wasn't. That's why the key word "a" is there instead of "the". There's always been the question of why Chinese and Italians, for instance, have been accepted into mainstream society w...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Affirmative action is... weird. It's one of those policies that both works and doesn't work. It works as it directly achieves its goal of increasing minority participation in the workforce, education, etc. At the same time it undermines its goal by creating a source of resentment and bigotry, ensuri...
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2292350

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

Uhh... glyphosate isn't particularly toxic to anything that isn't a plant, and in terms of human safety it's actually much safer than caffeine (which is, however, extremely toxic to insects and plants). It's neonicotonoids that are killing all the bees.
by CorruptUser
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

The concentration camp thing.

The separation of families is new, as far as we know.
by CorruptUser
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Is this something new under Trump, or was it always there all along?
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 475513

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Yeah, built my desktop. Can definitely play Stellaris and Fallout 4 on it.

Are you saying I can have the game run on my desktop but through my laptop/tablet?!
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6584
Views: 507092

Re: Trump presidency

Look, I don't think we should wait until after the mass killings have occurred to determine if someone is a fascist.
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 475513

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

FTL: Already Own
Into the Breach: Already on wishlist, never got around to buying
80 Days: That's new to me, checking out now


EDIT: 80 Days for sale for $3.49, 93% user review? Just might get...
by CorruptUser
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2632
Views: 475513

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Speaking of, just got a laptop/tablet/2in1. Have to install Steam on it, but can theoretically play any game I own. Just not anything heavy like Stellaris of course. Or Fallout 4. Or, actually, nearly all the games in my library. So... hmm. Any suggestions for games that are low demand on the system...
by CorruptUser
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 275
Views: 55378

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

DavidSh wrote:Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison died this past Wednesday night.


And on Thursday night, The Grim Reaper was sued for copyright infringement on the whole "death" thing.
by CorruptUser
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 119
Views: 7372

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

When I see a system that is blatantly rigged to ensure an artificially high number of renters, I see politics. Whenever a government subsidizes or restricts certain industries, I especially see politics. As far as affordable housing and all instead of rent vs own, it's more about ensuring rich peopl...
by CorruptUser
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 119
Views: 7372

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Oh, almost forgot about gentrification and "urban renewal" projects!
by CorruptUser
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 119
Views: 7372

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Let me clarify, how exactly does a organization get immigrants to settle in Republican districts as oppose to say, districts that hire immigrants? I went to school in Albany. There were originally 4 major dorms; two were in Albany itself, while two were built in the neighboring town. This was done ...

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