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by Jeff250
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Fleeing a 'socialist utopia.'
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Fleeing a 'socialist utopia.'

Is that like how free markets require parasitism upon government regulation? Thunderbunny, I've never seen anyone on this board advocate for the kind of socialism that you continue to so bravely attack over and over again. Everyone here is for a mixed economy of some kind or another.
by Jeff250
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: This Bannon fella is a genius
Replies: 53
Views: 691

Re: This Bannon fella is a genius

Tunnelcat wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:24 pm
I'm inclined to believe her.
I'm inclined to agree. The only reason I see for people not to believe her is political inconvenience.
by Jeff250
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Trump making America great
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Trump making America great

Woodchip, what do you think Trump has done to improve the U.S. economy?
by Jeff250
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Trump making America great
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Trump making America great

callmeslick wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:27 am
We are down 11% vs the Euro
Yeah, another way of thinking about this is that if instead of investing in the US market you had instead invested in a bunch of Euros stuffed under your mattress, even this "investment" would be up 11%.
by Jeff250
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Trump making America great
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Trump making America great

The DOW isn't a very good indicator of the U.S. economy. You're just cherry-picking the index that makes you look the best. The S&P 500 is a much better indicator. That said, the S&P 500 is still up a lot in terms of USD. But as Slick mentioned, the value of the USD is down. This isn't some dodge. A...
by Jeff250
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: This Bannon fella is a genius
Replies: 53
Views: 691

Re: This Bannon fella is a genius

Tunnelcat wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:00 pm
Jennifer Flowers
An extramarital affair is one thing. What do you (or anyone else) think about Juanita Broaddrick's accusation that Bill Clinton raped her?
by Jeff250
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Moral Consistency
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Moral Consistency

Sadly, I have to agree. But at least he had the temerity to apologize to his accuser for his past behavior and she accepted it. Another recent one has shocked me as well. Say it ain't so Sulu. :( http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/11/entertainment/george-takei-sexual-misconduct-allegation/index.html I hadn...
by Jeff250
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Embracing the ridiculous...
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Embracing the ridiculous...

Nightshade wrote:Better make sure or else you'll be arrested in Canada!
You can have whatever opinion on pronouns, but one thing Peterson is guilty of is perpetuating the false narrative that you can be arrested for using the wrong pronoun.
by Jeff250
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Slight of hand....
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Slight of hand....

He's actually a sleight of hand. A slight of hand would be someone with small han... oh wait, I see what you did there. ;)
by Jeff250
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another Muslim attack on the US thwarted
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: another Muslim attack on the US thwarted

callmeslick wrote:only one word in the title is incorrect, can you guess?
Isn't this part supposed to say "no wait..."?
by Jeff250
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project
Replies: 22
Views: 1164

Re: Introducing 'Silent Fury', a D3 mod project

Does the *.exe mean no linux support?
by Jeff250
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: You potheads are destroying the environment...
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: You potheads are destroying the environment...

You don't have to find them all. You just have to have enough enforcement so that the price of obtaining blackmarket goods is greater than the one of obtaining them legally.
by Jeff250
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time
Replies: 23
Views: 1289

Re: I knew it. Sigma was a robot this whole time

Nightshade wrote:
Isaac wrote:Image
Dude...you really should charge your phone.
Suddenly a new contender has emerged.
by Jeff250
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Google manifesto"
Replies: 42
Views: 1482

Re: "Google manifesto"

The traits that the original author identified as feminine are beneficial for being an engineer. However, they would have to be as beneficial as the traits that the author identified as masculine to expect a 50/50 split between engineers with "feminine" versus engineers with "masculine" traits. Even...
by Jeff250
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Righteous Arrogance
Replies: 57
Views: 1262

Re: Righteous Arrogance

We have touched on the historicity of Jesus before: there is virtually universal acceptance among historians that Jesus was a real person who really lived. Who he really was is hotly debated, but the question of whether there really was a historical figure by the name of Jesus isn't really open for...
by Jeff250
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "Google manifesto"
Replies: 42
Views: 1482

Re: "Google manifesto"

My thoughts are that there was nothing "scientifically-backed" about the screed's claims in the least, and that was just one in a long line of examples of old-boys-club misogyny. It's the sort of bullshit I'd expect from an MRA subreddit. A former Google employee wrote a fantastic rebuttal describi...
by Jeff250
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 292
Views: 8602

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

Wouldn't that cartoon have worked equally as well with the roles of Kim and Trump reversed?
by Jeff250
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a topic I mentioned the other day, fleshed out by the NYT
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: a topic I mentioned the other day, fleshed out by the NYT

As someone living abroad I am all too aware of this.

What would help make the dollar more valuable? The Federal Reserve raising interest rates?
by Jeff250
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Descent 3 Linux Files
Replies: 61
Views: 18257

Re: Descent 3 Linux Files

My wild guess is that you are running 64-bit linux but are missing the 32-bit version of the mesa DRI library. On a debian-based distro, you would fix this by:

sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386
by Jeff250
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: texting pic
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: texting pic

If he has Signal or WhatsApp you can send it to him using that. As a bonus, you'll get end-to-end encryption.
by Jeff250
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Muslim peace march in Germany...
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Muslim peace march in Germany...

The protesters decided to stay home and later exaggerate their event numbers in order to show solidarity with Trump's policies and his claims about his inaugural attendance.
by Jeff250
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Ferno can now be jailed...
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Ferno can now be jailed...

What about the law makes using the wrong gender pronouns illegal? The argument as it is laid out so far seems to be 1) Jordan Peterson doesn't want to use some gender pronouns 2) Jordan Peterson is against the law 3) Therefore, the law makes not using some gender pronouns illegal Because I haven't r...
by Jeff250
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 292
Views: 8602

Re: Worthless Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

woodchip wrote:And yet he beat the worlds smartest woman. Doesn't say a lot about women.
The most disheartening part about being a Trump supporter is what it does to you.
by Jeff250
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 292
Views: 8602

Re: Worthless Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

I don't like gender pronouns because, even if you're the old-fashioned type who thinks that you should be able to immediately identify someone's gender just by looking at them, there are still situations where you don't know someone's gender such as when talking about a single hypothetical person, a...
by Jeff250
Tue May 30, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 292
Views: 8602

Re: Worthless Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

Image

Except when the killer bees come for you, they won't stop at just your wallet.
by Jeff250
Tue May 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Annnnd...it's Christians! (And right before Manchester too.)
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: Annnnd...it's Christians! (And right before Manchester too.)

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When the killer bees come for you, I hope you aren't a honey bee.
by Jeff250
Tue May 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Killer bees attack mosque!
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Killer bees attack mosque!

One man hospitalized and more than 20 stung as swarm of up to 20,000 KILLER BEES attack people at Arizona mosque More than 20 people were stung and one hospitalized when a swarm of up to 20,000 killer bees invaded a Phoenix mosque Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at the Muslim Community Mosq...
by Jeff250
Tue May 30, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Escaping hatred...
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Escaping hatred...

Thunderbunny, have you watched this documentary yet?



Do you think the West will wake up in time to stop the killer bee threat?
by Jeff250
Tue May 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Annnnd...it's honey bees!
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Annnnd...it's honey bees!

... no wait ... killer bees!

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Map showing the spread of Africanized a.k.a. "killer" bees invading the United States from 1990 to 2003. Is there any hope for Western civilization?
by Jeff250
Sat May 20, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Another Drug Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Another Drug Thread

The war on drugs has been around long before Sessions, so don't lay it at his feet. And the war on drugs is much more than about marijuana. Try looking up how many people are dying from what drug: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates What is the saying tho...
by Jeff250
Tue May 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Vote rigging...the DNC way:
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Vote rigging...the DNC way:

I don't really have a problem with the concept of putting a finger on the scale. It does dull the responsiveness to popular will, but popular will can be really ★■◆● stupid at times. Popular will ultimately wins over time, but I think it should be slowed just enough to work out the stupid. How much...
by Jeff250
Tue May 16, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Vote rigging...the DNC way:
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Vote rigging...the DNC way:

you apparently never paid attention before this one. I'm trying to throw you a bone here, because you clearly have ZERO idea how this works. The Primaries are a PARTY FUNCTION, like the conventions which nominate themselves. They are NOT an open election, never have been. Trying to equate that to t...
by Jeff250
Tue May 16, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Vote rigging...the DNC way:
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Vote rigging...the DNC way:

Spidey, the Super Delegate thing was put in place to avoid dominance in low-turnout races by some zealot extremist. A more honest way of saying the same thing is that they were put into place so that party elites could put their fingers on the scale. When 98% of superdelegates polled all throw thei...
by Jeff250
Mon May 15, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Vote rigging...the DNC way:
Replies: 26
Views: 648

Re: Vote rigging...the DNC way:

DNC primaries are designed to maximize the illusion of choice while minimizing its availability.
by Jeff250
Sun May 14, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The beginning of the End
Replies: 35
Views: 930

Re: The beginning of the End

OK Jeff, tell me in this part of Krom's quote that I pasted that had any need to add his last sentence? I'm not surprised that you don't find a joke at your expense funny. As to his comment I pasted here other than this last election cycle , where was I commentating Hillary was a criminal Asking wh...
by Jeff250
Sun May 14, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The beginning of the End
Replies: 35
Views: 930

Re: The beginning of the End

And it is too late to peel that "lock her up" bumper sticker off your rust bucket of a pickup truck and pretend it didn't happen. So know you are reduced to accusing me of a bumper sticker... No, he's not reduced to accusing you of that. That was just the only part of his post that you quoted becau...
by Jeff250
Wed May 10, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Official release from White House over Comey firing.`
Replies: 32
Views: 749

Re: Official release from White House over Comey firing.`

woodchip wrote:Funny how Hillary Clinton said she would fire Comey if she got elected.
Can you cite this? I couldn't find anything trying to find it on Google.
by Jeff250
Tue May 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Who is more tolerant?
Replies: 41
Views: 1326

Re: Who is more tolerant?

I guess there was Dennis Miller, but last I checked he's night manager at a Chili's? Does Larry the Cable Guy count as a comedian? I've read that a good joke should hit up, not down, i.e., attack people who are more powerful than you, not less. Contrary to there being some sort of insidious double s...
by Jeff250
Tue May 09, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Who is more tolerant?
Replies: 41
Views: 1326

Re: Who is more tolerant?

Trump is a very easy target, and I do AGREE that you can't polish that turd...but Colbert and his ilk would attack any republican (or independent party or individual that opposes 'progressive' dogma) with equal zeal. Political ideology didn't stop comedians from ripping on Bill Clinton. The reason ...
by Jeff250
Sun May 07, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Sexism rules!
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Sexism rules!

But, being of the female persuasion myself , even I hated Hillary's guts. It had nothing to do with her gender and everything to do with her sense of entitlement, disassociation and elitism. Why the Dems keep trotting her out in the press bewilders me. She lost, twice . She's poison to the party. S...