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by CorruptUser
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Plus side, now would be a very good time to set up an aluminum manufacturing business. I mean, it's not like most of the bauxite is located oversea... oh.
by CorruptUser
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, it's always stupid to place tariffs on primary sector industries like ores, metals, oil, raw cloth, etc. Britain didn't rape/conquer half the world by protecting the cotton growers in Wales, after all.
by CorruptUser
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954462

Re: Police misbehavior thread

While we are purging Nazis, could we also purge the Scientologists?
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

True, but as a net importer, cutting off trade entirely would harm the rest of the world financially more than it would harm the US. Long term, there really isn't anything the rest of the world produces that the US can't, even if in the short term the US doesn't even produce a single television.
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Could Truth be Beauty?
Replies: 32
Views: 2274

Re: Could Truth be Beauty?

...when the Editors of the Guide were sued by the families of those who had died as a result of taking the entry on the planet Tralal literally (it said "Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very good meal for visiting tourists: instead of "Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts often make a very ...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6468
Views: 954462

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police officer shoots into car full of black teenagers, killing one... and gets convicted of murder. In Texas, no less!
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

That site is paywalled for me. Can you get another source?
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

↶ If the Democrats are seen as literally murdering babies and taking away guns, then yeah - I'm not too surprised. Is that really a common view, and not something only the most fundamentalist (but vocal) minority believes? Because that's, well, fucked up. 1 in 6 believe abortion should be illegal i...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Housing is only more expensive in 'blue' areas due to a combination of those areas being nicer and the people having more money; things that only happen when your local government provides education and infrastructure. If the town is a poor shithole, landlords can't charge as much.
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

I think I mentioned it earlier, maybe I didn't. There is one key detail that every single prior dictator in history has had that Trump does not. They are likable . They are charismatic, friendly, always willing to help, father to his men, etc etc. Pol Pot was widely admired for being calm and soft s...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Snitches gets stitches; Trump furious about "flipping".
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Bush had approval ratings in the toilet. Nixon's approval ratings were stellar until Watergate broke, at which point they also went into the toilet. It's important to remember what Watergate was all about; Nixon had been spying on the Democratic convention in order to get the debate questions/answer...
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 288
Views: 64259

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

This is the only Weekend at Bernie's that I'll accept

But no, I think Sardia was just being snarky and showing contempt for the least awful Republican we've had.
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2351697

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

orthogon wrote:
sardia wrote:You still shouldn't buy a lottery ticket,

Citation needed.


Odds of winning the mega millions lotto: 1 in 300 million
Odds of dying in car accident from round trip to gas station 1 mile away to purchase ticket: 1 in 40 million
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

And yet, his approval rating has remained virtually unchanged for the past few months, up about 5 points since the beginning of the year...
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 288
Views: 64259

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

John McCain

Apparently, his mother is still alive, at 106 years old. Must be awful, bad enough to have to bury your identical twin sister, but that was a 50 50 chance anyway, and now her son.
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

And then sentenced him to rehabilashun because his policies inadvertently caused the house of cards that was the economy to instantly collapse and no one had any monies.
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

But isn't protecting the image of a CEO, protecting the image of the company as a whole, or at least enough so in the courts?
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 206
Views: 16993

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Elizabeth Warren? Please? Dont always agree with her but I can respect her...
by CorruptUser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

PAstrychef wrote:Given that rapists these days can get off completely jail free


"These days"? There was a time when that didn't happen?
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Honestly, with all the actual actions that Trump's done, between the toddler concentration camps, bringing back asbestos, screwing over Puerto Rico and thus 'encouraging' them to secede, massive tax cut for the rich causing the return of the trillion dollar deficit, end of net neutrality, why is it...
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Honestly, with all the actual actions that Trump's done, between the toddler concentration camps, bringing back asbestos, screwing over Puerto Rico and thus 'encouraging' them to secede, massive tax cut for the rich causing the return of the trillion dollar deficit, end of net neutrality, why is it ...
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Water is a renewable resource. Sort of. As long as the water is being taken from the rivers and lakes, but importantly, NOT aquifers, there's an effectively infinite amount of it... as long as you aren't using so much more of it than comes back through rainfall. In terms of global warming and rising...
by CorruptUser
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2034: "Equations"
Replies: 30
Views: 5196

Re: 2034: "Equations"

I suggest we translate the Hebrew letters into English before using them, based on their original Phoenician meanings. "Aleph" is "ox", "Bet" is "house", "Gimel" is "camel" (at least THAT one didn't change too much)...
by CorruptUser
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

If she wanted to claim that plantations were run with much more finesse than previously thought, that's one thing. Even in ancient times, business practices were much more sophisticated than people realize. Your derivatives markets with futures contracts? They've been around in various forms for tho...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CNN publishes story about a teen 'escaping' from Mayo Clinic , but leaves out the incredibly relevant details that the sisters had already been removed from the family and the mother had been found using meth and other drugs . Reading between the lines of the original story, the family seems like on...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I mean, I too could pull some story out my ass to try and claim statistics was invented for slave owners, but everyone in statistics already knows the real origin of statistics; eugenics, nuclear weapons, and beer.
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Depreciation had its major origin in the railroad and early corporations . While in the same time frame as the plantations, it wasnt invented for said plantations. The slave owners kids were sent to the best colleges, so it really wouldnt be all that unusual that they would try to apply what they l...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

That sets off my bullshit alarm for the simple reason that the British and Northern factory owners made far, far more profit from black slave labor than the Southern plantation owners could've ever dreamed of.
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2033: "Repair or Replace"
Replies: 36
Views: 4545

Re: 2033: "Repair or Replace"

When I bought the parts for my computer, it was 1100-1200, and buying a similar machine from a manufacturer wouldve been $2000. Each component was about $100, let's say. If you buy 10 components, you get them for 30%. Not 30% less, 30% of. That's $300 for the parts of what is essentially a $2000 com...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

Actually, clearcutting does reduce the number of wildfires in that it prevents dead trees and branches from accumulating. The problem is that the fires that do happen are much, much more severe as evenly spaced and sized trees are basically a banquet for fires that do start.
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2351697

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

I wonder if it's related to Andrew Jackson or Winston Churchill's pet parrots, both of which who were notorious for their fowl beaks...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So that's what the CEO meant by having a new business model that'll work for them...
by CorruptUser
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2351697

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

Paris promoting proper public peeing.

Basically, Paris is introducing giant red buckets for all the drunks to pee in, rather than just pissing in the street. Not everyone is happy.
by CorruptUser
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later
Replies: 10
Views: 2074

Re: Star Truck: A Series to be Named Later

I've been watching the original series for the first time. Smooth foreheaded Klingons? And they are a bunch of frat boys instead of badass warriors?! The stories are a bit cliched, but only because Star Trek made them. The writing hasn't always passed the test of time, especially with the math and t...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4173
Views: 564806

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It's DC. There's 3 protests every single day there...
by CorruptUser
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14958
Views: 2351697

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

Maybe he had turned off spellchecker because the original program was written for American English and he was tired of being corrected for things like "colour" and "offence"? I'm more concerned that the letter demands that he pay by the end of June, but appears to have been issue...
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

So dangerous in fact, that some scientists are freaking out over carbon nanotubes which structurally resemble asbestos fibers but have yet to (provably) kill anyone.
by CorruptUser
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7869
Views: 578569

Re: Trump presidency

I think that was Flint?

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