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by Ralin
2017-06-23 10:42am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Trump's Solar Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Trump's Solar Wall

That wasn't a joke, by the way. I follow a mock thread of posts from Free Republic on another forum and apparently that's an idea that's been making the rounds with the far-right regressive crowd. Along with the idea that solar power will make the Wall self-funding and supporting, thus making it har...
by Ralin
2017-06-23 09:15am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Trump's Solar Wall
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Trump's Solar Wall

Guys, you don't get it.

Covering the Wall with solar panels means that Trump can brag that he's going to sell the electricity to Mexico to rub it in after he makes them pay for it.

Isn't it obvious?
by Ralin
2017-06-21 10:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 583
Views: 62901

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

Can the opposite justification be used to shoot police? For example someone could say I was complying with the officer then I thought he was reaching for a gun and I was afraid given the spate of police shootings, so I shot first. Since he is dead, I could say anything about him like I thought I sm...
by Ralin
2017-06-21 08:37pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Contrary to prosecution claims Manning's leaks were largely irrelevant
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Contrary to prosecution claims Manning's leaks were largely irrelevant

So, skimmed it. May not have harmed the United States and its interests but, uh... does straight up say it probably endangered locals who cooperated with the US.

I support what Manning did and think this reflects way more on the US than on her, but that's not goddamn irrelevant.
by Ralin
2017-06-19 08:16am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unmanned convenience stores
Replies: 31
Views: 649

Re: Unmanned convenience stores

Why even let people inside if it's already automated, why not set it up like a large vending machine instead? Just have a nice large picture showing all your products, let people send in their order either via touchpad or cell phone app, and then send out the purchases along with something to carry...
by Ralin
2017-06-19 03:04am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unmanned convenience stores
Replies: 31
Views: 649

Re: Unmanned convenience stores

The other possibility is they're not actually going to clean the place every day, but have someone give it a thorough going over once a week. Barring incidents like a tramp using it as a urinal, that might be enough. Tramps will use it as an urinal. They'll be lucky if someone only takes a crap on ...
by Ralin
2017-06-18 04:36am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unmanned convenience stores
Replies: 31
Views: 649

Re: Unmanned convenience stores

However, I dispute the "20 minutes a day" maintenance claim. I work retail. There is a subset of customers that have the personal hygiene and coordination of a spastic raccoon. It's not just restocking empty pegs, you have to clean up messes and sort out things put in the wrong place. You...
by Ralin
2017-06-15 10:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2739

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Largely I agree with this. The sad part is that people tended to moderate as they got older, but now (largely due to social media) if anything, they seem to be cementing their positions. Though I fully admit that could be "Get Off My Lawn-ism!" I read an article (actual academic sociology...
by Ralin
2017-06-15 10:18pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 122
Views: 3791

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

I see you're just carying your ad hominems across from the previous thread. Predictable. You can't defend your arguments on the merits, so you do so by trying to attack my character. Your 'arguments' (in this case a vigorous defense of the right to support neo-Nazis and advocate violence against re...
by Ralin
2017-06-15 04:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Breitbart Loses 90 Percent of Its Advertisers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Breitbart Loses 90 Percent of Its Advertisers

Don't know how well that would actually work now. The WAPO article compared the ad click through rates for various media sites and Breitbart was lower on the pole than others which indicates that their readership might not be the demographic they would care for. In the end, losing 90% of their spon...
by Ralin
2017-06-15 03:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Breitbart Loses 90 Percent of Its Advertisers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Breitbart Loses 90 Percent of Its Advertisers

It already did on Youtube with many Progressive channels slammed and now relying on Patreon to keep themselves going. TYT looks to be affected too or at least for their smaller side channels as I just saw one of the hosts (Jason Iadarola of Think Tank) put up a Patreon page today for his show. You ...
by Ralin
2017-06-15 03:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Breitbart Loses 90 Percent of Its Advertisers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Breitbart Loses 90 Percent of Its Advertisers

I always feel uneasy when I read these stories about how the invisible hand of the market just totally pimp-slapped racism/sexism/general shittiness. It's nice when it happens, but it can just as easily go the other way, if not more so.
by Ralin
2017-06-15 02:14pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 122
Views: 3791

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

See, you and I disagree that escalating street violence is "working to improve things". That's because you're a privileged little fuck who's insulated from the consequences of all this and regards the whole thing as a pretext to grandstand online about Baby's First Politics. 'Street viole...
by Ralin
2017-06-14 09:20pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise
Replies: 122
Views: 3791

Re: Republican Politician Shot: Steve Scalise

You can also bet that this is going to be used by Trumpers and Centrist Democrats alike to brand Bernie supporters and progressives generally as dangerous radicals and terrorists. You fail to grasp that we don't greatly care about that because decades of experience has shown it doesn't matter. Repu...
by Ralin
2017-06-14 07:58pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2739

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Flagg wrote:Your entire argument is that of the person who would rather end the minorities victimhood by getting rid of the minority rather than cracking down on the majority.


Isn't Ray from Malaysia? Might want to consider that Muslims aren't the minority where he's from.
by Ralin
2017-06-14 06:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2739

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Also: How well has that work out for everyone? Liberals has been adopting the same language for 15 years since 9-11. It has done nothing for the many kids that grew up and went ahead to support ISIS. The reality is what the liberals have been advocating has not made up difference. How do you figure?...
by Ralin
2017-06-14 02:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists
Replies: 81
Views: 2739

Re: Stop fretting over religious sensitivities. We must push hard against Islamists

Sometimes these things, unfortunately, have to come from "inside one's own house" since religious reform wasn't achieved by amazing atheist edgelords like Dawkins or whatever, it happened in-house due to schisms and argumentations and shit-fights and actual bloody murder. Christians shitt...
by Ralin
2017-06-11 12:11pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3093

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

It's disappointing, but who knows how death works for Olympians in this setting? It would be pretty trivial to decide that they're all trapped in Tartarus or that Ares really just wounded and sealed them in stasis or whatever if the writers decide they want to bring them back in future movies.
by Ralin
2017-06-11 11:44am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chicago Justice Canceled
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Chicago Justice Canceled

Iroscato wrote: I heard there were even plans to make The Walking Dead one before it was made created...


They flirted with that in the first season of the spin-off.
by Ralin
2017-06-11 05:53am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3093

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

madd0ct0r wrote:Ares actually wanting to destroy the human race - that's new isn't it? I thought he's normally after endless war (which needs humans)?


Not sure off the top of me head, but it is a natural evolution for an Ares in the 20th century. Past a certain point endless war is going to lead to that.
by Ralin
2017-06-09 09:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 748
Views: 43417

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

The Romulan Republic wrote:Regarding Trump and Comey: Perhaps, but he can't be oblivious of the implications of accusing someone of lying while they were under oath to Congress.

Yes he can.
by Ralin
2017-06-08 02:11am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3093

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

On that note, if Zeus was her father...exactly how old is she? Following that logic -- how old was Hipolyta? Antiope? or any of the adult Amazons? In theory, they were all around when Ares started his rampage, and Zeus sealed off the island. How old were they then? That occurred to me too, but Dian...
by Ralin
2017-06-07 08:59pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3093

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

I enjoyed it immensely. As for the Amazon's not 'cluing in' about Diana, did you not pay attention to them? They were all clearly 'holy shit' about some of the stuff she was doing in training. Even if they knew she was a new demigoddess they can still be impressed when they finally see her pull som...
by Ralin
2017-06-07 02:45pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: RAR! Germany decides to develop its own nuclear arsenal.
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: RAR! Germany decides to develop its own nuclear arsenal.

That's what happens when you have a Europe that abdicates is worldwide security responsibilities. I mean seriously, is there any good reason European NATO and Europe more generally, perhaps the most prosperous region of the world, has to outsource things like Kosovo or even things in what should be...
by Ralin
2017-06-07 05:54am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In
Replies: 86
Views: 3093

Re: Wonder Woman- the Reviews are In

Other than that one scene where she was training and blocked an attack with her arms crossed, how could none of the other Amazons notice just how much stronger, faster, and quicker to recover, Diana was? It's possible she wasn't, it seems like her power level increases during the film. This might b...

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