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by Aether
2019-07-29 12:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.
Replies: 37
Views: 2462

Re: Trump casually threatens the extermination of the Afghani people if they can't reach a deal with the Taliban.

So mods, could we maybe not have every single thread where someone says something mildly positive about Trump turn into a multi-post screed about the fake progressives that TRR thinks have infested the forum? Please? To be fair, the forum is a shit show, and it is full of bizarrely anti-anti-Trump ...
by Aether
2019-05-30 12:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.
Replies: 75
Views: 10664

Re: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.

Blah blah blah, I am a whackaloon. Ok, for the third time start posting links for us all to discuss that supports your mindless fear mongering that D.T. himself, a LOL "substancial" block of the electorate, and perhaps even the government will allow D.T. to retain the Presidency if he loses by a sl...
by Aether
2019-05-24 10:02pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.
Replies: 75
Views: 10664

Re: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.

Prove this. Cite actions and credible non-partisan sources that agree with you. What would you consider a non-partisan source? But for a start: -Ordering subordinates to ignore all Congressional subpoenas, blocking Congress's lawful role as a coequal branch of government charged by the Constitution...
by Aether
2019-05-13 01:34am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.
Replies: 75
Views: 10664

Re: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.

I would quote, but essentially this "thought experiment" gets under my skin because it is the "Mirror, Mirror" version of the same trash, goatee included, that I see on my FB posted by family. "Obama is a secret Muslim hellbent on destroying the US from the inside!" "Obama will ignore the Constituti...
by Aether
2019-05-08 11:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.
Replies: 75
Views: 10664

Re: Pelosi is worried Trump won't step down voluntarily if 2020 is a close race.

Frankly, this isn't even worthy to discuss unless it is backed by evidence that there is a substancial voting block at hand ready to start or "prevent" a coup. And a handful of white nationalist nutjobs who come on each other hoping that their re-enactment of 1984's Red Dawn comes true isn't "substa...
by Aether
2019-04-29 12:50pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help with a Resume and Cover Letter
Replies: 18
Views: 3057

Re: Help with a Resume and Cover Letter

I realize Jub probably has enough information by now, but some of your suggestions I disagree with even in a general sense because it seems like you are implying hard rules. Try to keep it at one page. This depends on how many years of experience once has. There is no rule that a resume (or CV for ...
by Aether
2019-04-13 03:44pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: EP 9 teaser trailer
Replies: 192
Views: 22978

Re: EP 9 teaser trailer

Well, this entire mess could be blamed for the decision to dump 30+ years of expanded universe material. I'll wait for it to come out and watch spoilers then see it on Nexflix. I am just not vested in the series anymore.
by Aether
2019-03-03 10:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Will Trump allow a peaceful transition of power?
Replies: 23
Views: 2506

Re: Will Trump allow a peaceful transition of power?

I'll await the Mueller report, as I think many people are. There will always be a 'base' that Donald Trump has, and most of them are fucking imbeciles. I'll believe that the Mueller Report will put a nail in Trump's re-election as I would tend to believe there are enough people who voted for him in ...
by Aether
2018-12-27 05:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stocks likely to have their worst December since the Great Depression.
Replies: 38
Views: 5623

Re: Stocks likely to have their worst December since the Great Depression.

This too shall pass. The Dow is up 1000 points today. If anyone truly believes we are heading into an unparalleled economic collapse, then please tell us all what you are doing with the money you are saving and why. Else, you are just an alarmist writing word salads. There are people who can save u...
by Aether
2018-12-26 10:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stocks likely to have their worst December since the Great Depression.
Replies: 38
Views: 5623

Re: Stocks likely to have their worst December since the Great Depression.

This too shall pass.

The Dow is up 1000 points today.

If anyone truly believes we are heading into an unparalleled economic collapse, then please tell us all what you are doing with the money you are saving and why. Else, you are just an alarmist writing word salads.
by Aether
2018-11-26 06:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: GM lays off 15% of salaried workers and halts production at five plants
Replies: 18
Views: 2862

Re: GM lays off 15% of salaried workers and halts production at five plants

I wonder if this is the start of a new economic plunge, like 2008? Not exactly a start, more like a continuation of 2008. We managed to paper over the cracks and pretend that everything is fine for almost 10 years, but none of the underlying problems with the economy were ever fixed. In fact, many ...
by Aether
2018-11-24 12:12am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: American missionary tries preaching to natives and killed
Replies: 42
Views: 5342

Re: American missionary tries preaching to natives and killed

Ralin wrote:
2018-11-23 10:30pm
Also apparently his body is still on the island and could be carrying god knows what.
I guess they shouldn't have killed him, then huh?
by Aether
2018-10-26 12:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Bombs Mailed To Obama, Clinton, and CNN Building
Replies: 56
Views: 5726

Re: Bombs Mailed To Obama, Clinton, and CNN Building

Speaking of inevitabil, vanity fair did an article how the right is already calling this a “hoax” and a “false flag” attack by liberals (on phone and can’t quote the article right now) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/cnn-obama-clinton-bomb-threats-false-flag-theories/amp Outside of any tin-...
by Aether
2018-10-12 12:45am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Alas, it is time to upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Alas, it is time to upgrade

My X-BOX 360 DVD drive has died. Obviously, I can still use the apps like Netflix and YouTube which serves as it's second function. I am contemplating either fixing the DVD drive, or upgrading to a new system. I see that there is an XBOX One X which is apparently true 4k gaming, but I only have a 10...
by Aether
2018-09-01 12:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: POLITICAL CARTOON DISCUSSION THREAD 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 14774

Re: POLITICAL CARTOON DISCUSSION THREAD 2018

I am not a big fan of Political Cartoons; they are the elite version of Memes, yet still one dimensional regarding issues.

When I see both posted to Facebook, it is always in the context of "look at this TRUTH" to "win" an argument.
by Aether
2018-08-21 04:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue at Arkansas Capitol
Replies: 54
Views: 6065

Re: Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue at Arkansas Capitol

3) This statue is hate speech made into a monument. Protesting your rights being trampled on by Christian lawmakers is hate speech now? Fuck off troll. I didn't say that protesting your rights being trampled is hate speech. I said " this statue is hate speech." Since you haven't even attempted to r...
by Aether
2018-08-19 01:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue at Arkansas Capitol
Replies: 54
Views: 6065

Re: Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue at Arkansas Capitol

If you were to establish a religion today, what would you consider to be the necessary requirements to illustrate a practitioner is sincere? People have to be willing to fund the religion to a significant degree. Money talks and bullshit walks, like anything else. That's always been at the core of ...
by Aether
2018-08-18 12:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue at Arkansas Capitol
Replies: 54
Views: 6065

Re: Satanic Temple Unveils Baphomet Statue at Arkansas Capitol

HortonX25 wrote:
2018-08-18 10:18am
And we should care if they're sincere, the entire concept is founded on the fact they're sincere, if or if not.

If you were to establish a religion today, what would you consider to be the necessary requirements to illustrate a practitioner is sincere?
by Aether
2018-07-22 02:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trevor Noah defends 'Africa won the World Cup' joke
Replies: 34
Views: 4178

Re: Trevor Noah defends 'Africa won the World Cup' joke

Someday I need to sit down and really think things through, but it always bothers me that people believe/think culture=color. This comes up a lot in cultural appropriation arguments that if you are not a particular color then you are somehow not allowed to appreciate or partake in that culture. Ther...
by Aether
2018-07-16 11:44am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Why identity politics benefits the right more than the left
Replies: 86
Views: 8082

Re: Why identity politics benefits the right more than the left

For the last couple of decades both political parties have shifted to the right, placing your typical Democrat representative squarely in the Centrist box. Progressives need to oust Republicans as well as Democrats. That's a tall order.
by Aether
2018-07-15 03:06pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: When are territorial claims valid/invalid?
Replies: 27
Views: 6497

Re: When are territorial claims valid/invalid?

houser2112 wrote:
2018-06-14 07:55am
Simon_Jester wrote:
2018-06-13 03:15pm
You can't go back to Constantinople, because it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.
You are an evil man. :)
That's nobody's business but the Turks.
by Aether
2018-06-19 05:21pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Right to Repair
Replies: 27
Views: 6028

Re: The Right to Repair

Swapping out spark plugs, changing tires, brakes/pads/rotors, changing shocks,hoses, oil, other fluids, and minor electrical work? You can buy Harbor Freight tools and spend an afternoon reading the field service manual. The fact is that once you go past the stuff you can do with a few wrenches and...
by Aether
2018-06-11 08:07pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Right to Repair
Replies: 27
Views: 6028

Re: The Right to Repair

I don't think it's fair to say that cars follow the "planned obsolescence" model that electronics seem to (why can't I seem to find a toaster that has more settings than "bread warmer" and "charred into oblivion"?). While it's true that it's becoming very difficult, if not impossible, for the amate...
by Aether
2018-06-09 12:51pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Right to Repair
Replies: 27
Views: 6028

Re: The Right to Repair

Of course it isn't just apple. It's the entire electronics industry that has gone towards "replace, not repair" philosophy. Even cars have become much more difficult to repair than before. Planned obsolescence has been a creeping to become more and more standard. A standard that Apple, in its innov...