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by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9618

Re: Census Dickery

Medicare is funded 50% by federal government and it's up to the states to decide on the remaining 50%, e.g., 25% county and 25% state, all state, etc.
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

No, undercover. Unless you think the FBI and police shouldn't be infiltrating hate groups. It gets weird when cops infiltrate a hate group, or any group for that matter. Aside from being the few members that pay their dues on time and can spell, cops tend to be a bit impatient for obvious reasons, a...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

You're clearly ignoring the roving bands of pantsuit-clad thugs randomly attacking innocent white nationalists in cities across the country. You're ignoring the bands of masked Antifa thugs who were showing up at political rallies and college campuses, in most cases to prevent someone they didn't a...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2291757

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

I'd sooner be taught physics by Professor M Mathers than the ICP clowns. Magnets...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

One of my family's proudest moments was when my great-grandpa punched Father Coughlin in the face. Coughlin was a neo-Nazi, but before the Nazis themselves were really a major thing. So that's what, a paleo-Nazi? Point is, if my great grandpa was right to punch a paleo-Nazi in the face, I'm not goin...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9618

Re: Census Dickery

But citizens also use those services, so it's a moot point. Hardly moot. Let's say you have a fabricator that can just poof people into existence. But it's not a perfect device; you don't get to poof in a million clones of Feynman, it's random and you could get a Vilfredo Pareto or a Maria Sklodows...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Not referring to the gun show loophole. That's maybe 2% of all guns used in crimes. I'm referring to the 80% of guns used in crimes that were bought/gifted secondhand from friends/family or fences.
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9618

Re: Census Dickery

Yes and no. While illegal immigrants don't directly collect from social services, they indirectly cost the local communities through the use of schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure. Police too, although much less than the local population. At the same time, they'd probably contribute more ta...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

So every boycott is now violence?
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

Just because it causes indirect harm, or even direct harm, does not mean it's violence. Not paying your taxes causes indirect harm, including leading to the deaths of others due to insufficient funds for basic services, but tax evasion isn't violence. Building a substandard home with cheap imported ...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

I'm not sure we have the same definition of "violence". "Violence" =/= "Injustice". Unless you want to argue that making it illegal for 12 year olds to buy cigarettes is "violence".
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The core of the problem is that police assume that a suspect is armed until proven otherwise. All other pieces are irrelevant. Is there racism involved? Of course it is, when the police are less likely to be convinced that the suspect is not armed simply because dark skin is the perfect camouflage f...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9618

Re: Census Dickery

Clearly this is a partisan attempt to decrease the number of congressional seats that left-leaning, immigrant-rich California and New York currently have. On the flip side, left-leaning, immigrant-rich California and New York are trying to increase their congressional seats by inflating their censu...
by CorruptUser
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

...fill the police force with people who aren't naturally hostile to black people, such as other black people?
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9618

Census Dickery

So the 2020 census is going to have a question as to whether or not the person is a citizen, mostly so that illegal immigrants won't answer and thus won't be counted. My question is thus. From a constitutional perspective, not a moral one, should non-legal residents be counted for purposes of determ...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2291757

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

Flat earthers, not including the religious nuts, only believe what they do in order to be defiant towards everyone else. Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD.
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

TBH, I think it's because of the gun culture. In Germany, it's quite rare for someone, even criminals, to have a loaded gun in the house. The police aren't thinking "this person probably has a gun" every time they make an arrest. In the US, guns and especially handguns are so prevalent tha...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296198

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

The final square has 2^63 big Macs, raising this to 1/3 yields a cylinder of big Macs 2097152 big Macs in any direction. At 2.75 inches high, this is 480600 feet or 91 miles. At 3.75 inches wide it's 124 miles. The big Macs have such weight as to squish everything into a big Mac mush, so it would on...
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Paramedics aren't armed on the job, but you can bet your ass that if they were there'd be a lot more euthanasia.

You seem to think that cops literally wake up in the morning saying "hoo-boy, today's the day I get to kill somebody's son!" That's not what happens at all.
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296198

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

And the final square is a big Mac is 91 miles high and 124 miles wide, causes massive earthquakes and shifts the tides.
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2291757

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

Well, if you need to fund something silly, taking money from idiots that don't deserve money is the best scenario.
by CorruptUser
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

But those others do have high rates of burn out and suicide too. Give them guns, and I guarantee your CPS workers will turn into a death squad.

Ok, idea for a movie. A CPS agent and an IRS tax officer are married, and they both snap. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
by CorruptUser
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296198

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

The woman was in the passenger seat, and had opened the lid to pour in cream and sugar, and it spilled on her sweatpants which held it against her skin. It's an interesting case, an injury caused by the customer but an actual injury with extreme damages. The trial itself found McD responsible for 80...
by CorruptUser
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Hypothetical. What happens if we were to require every cop to carry a flashbang? Would there be fewer injuries or more? Cops making a no knock raid, and bang every room befire moving in. Owner doesn't get the chance to be a "threat to my fellow officers lives". But every person in the hous...
by CorruptUser
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Well to be fair, the scariest thing a crooked cop has to face is a recording device...
by CorruptUser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 296198

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

Uber is run by the worst sort of people; self declared libertarians. No one should be surprised at Uber dumping some hazard on others and then hiding behind the "phree murkit" defense.
by CorruptUser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4080
Views: 533698

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Ok, I've clearly not been getting enough sleep lately...
by CorruptUser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?
Replies: 21
Views: 4560

Re: Will there be a large US recession in the next 5 years?

Given the current trade war, the recession may happen in the next 5 months, let alone years...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19377

Re: Thomas Fire

Inability? Hardly, the Army Corps of Engineers specializes in it. It's a matter of political willpower. If ACoE were to condemn all the high risk homes, or we decided that instead of rebuilding in the same place we rebuild nearby on a hill, well, the people have to move somewhere. That means that so...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4080
Views: 533698

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Pakistan is actually an anagram, named for the Pashtun, Afghani, Kashmir, Sindh and BaluchiSTAN.
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4080
Views: 533698

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Sort of like how "limey" is usually short for "limey bastard"...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19377

Re: Thomas Fire

I was out jogging once when out of the blue we got pebble sized hail. Maybe 5 mm across. Fun times...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4080
Views: 533698

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Wasn't aware that Hebrew had its own nword. Thought people just borrowed nwords from other languages, the way they take swears from Arabic like "kuss-ummak" ([shove it up] your mother's vagina).

But yeag... that rabbi needs to go. Seriously, Beta Israel has enough problems to deal with.
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4080
Views: 533698

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Kushi is now the derogatory term?

Kush is the biblical name for Ethiopia, but later referred to Nubia and all dark skinned people. Notably, Moses's wife was Kushite.
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6577
Views: 506544

Re: Trump presidency

Can we just send him to North Korea already? If NK holds him hostage, can we delay payments for a few years?
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Hey now, unlike homeopathic medicine, those numbers do contain some truth. 7% really were unarmed. And another 20% were also unarmed but a knife mysteriously appeared. Or Tamir Rice, who had a toy gun. That was in his pants and not drawn. In a state with open carry laws such that even if it was real...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Nearly 1000 people were killed by police last year. 68 were unarmed. So 7% of the time a police officer decides to shoot someone to death, that person is unarmed...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Tazers. Nightsticks. Pepper Spray. Flash Lights. Identifying yourself as an Officer of the Law. When these powers combine, unarmed (predominately black) people don't die. Tazers. Nightsticks. Umm... I mean yeah, Rodney King didn't die , but... Also, as an aside, are things better now? A man being b...
by CorruptUser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6356
Views: 925492

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You do realize that shooting in video games is much different than shooting a real gun? Shooting a person and hitting is hard , aiming is much tougher than it looks, people don't do you the courtesy of holding still, and so forth. Even in close quarters, most of the shots missing is normal in real l...

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