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by Tvpnbb
2020-02-18 05:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1981
Views: 233494

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

I also just noticed that fivethirtyeight is fudging their statistics a bit to make Bernie look weaker, and a contested convention look more likely. On their main page, they have a graphic showing the odds of different primary outcomes, with "no one" getting a majority (ie contested convention) at 2...
by Tvpnbb
2019-12-15 11:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Justice Department Inspector General rules Russia probe "justified and unbiased".
Replies: 37
Views: 5509

Re: Justice Department Inspector General rules Russia probe "justified and unbiased".

You do not know how a criminal investigation works. It doesn't matter if the investigation was fully justified and the evidence found as a result of granting the FISA warrants is all solid. The fact is they lied and tampered with evidence to obtain those warrants in the first place, which means bot...
by Tvpnbb
2019-09-17 05:22pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II
Replies: 333
Views: 84313

Re: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II

Another problem is that the House of Lords and the House of Windsor has had practicall all their power taken away for the past century and change. Quite literally. Given that the House of Commons effectively controls the bureaucracy... ... yeah. The House of Windsor is essentially a puppet for the ...
by Tvpnbb
2019-07-14 02:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in New York on child sex trafficking charges.
Replies: 130
Views: 30138

Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in New York on child sex trafficking charges.

I have one problem with the blackmail theory: surely any attempt to blackmail people with this material would easily backfire? I mean Epstein personally selected the girls, any illegal activity would take place on his premises and lastly the people he would be blackmailing would be powerful people ...
by Tvpnbb
2019-07-14 01:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in New York on child sex trafficking charges.
Replies: 130
Views: 30138

Re: Jeffrey Epstein arrested in New York on child sex trafficking charges.

I have one problem with the blackmail theory: surely any attempt to blackmail people with this material would easily backfire? I mean Epstein personally selected the girls, any illegal activity would take place on his premises and lastly the people he would be blackmailing would be powerful people w...
by Tvpnbb
2018-08-26 02:23pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Lets Play: Elon Musk, the Game
Replies: 35
Views: 8927

Re: Lets Play: Elon Musk, the Game

"Passenger drones"
by Tvpnbb
2018-07-17 06:34am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1435
Views: 278127

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

So, why are people acting like this specifically is some sort of outrage? Trump presumably knows whether he colluded with Russia and he's already repeatedly said that he didn't. At this point you can't make a claim like that without saying that the FBI and company are lying/delusional and unreliabl...
by Tvpnbb
2018-06-01 12:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: what is going on in Italy
Replies: 5
Views: 2878

Re: what is going on in Italy

I begin to see why proportional representation is not a magic bullet for democracy... The current Italian election system is not fully proportional, it's a mixed system with 37% of seats allocated using first past the post and 63% proportionally. Also note that the process to a degree worked as it ...
by Tvpnbb
2018-03-05 05:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Eurosceptics gain in Italian election
Replies: 40
Views: 6569

Re: Eurosceptics gain in Italian election

I don't know much about Italian politics, so can someone clarify: Is "Eurosceptic" here just a polite euphemism for racist/xenophobe/fascist/Neo-Nazi? According to my understanding, yes and no. On other hand you have The League and the smaller party Brothers of Italy which are eurosceptic xenophobi...
by Tvpnbb
2018-01-07 04:54pm
Forum: Hall of Memory
Topic: In Memoriam: Michael Shannon / Terralthra
Replies: 42
Views: 45885

Re: Terralthra passes away

RIP
by Tvpnbb
2017-12-08 06:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Global future in chains or more freedom at a high cost
Replies: 12
Views: 2300

Re: Global future in chains or more freedom at a high cost

One question is that can we even rely on these right-wingers being consistently anti-globalization? After all it was Wallonia, not Poland or Hungary that held back the CETA deal. Hell, many of the Brexiteers are openly free marketers whose one objection to the EU, among others, was that it restricte...
by Tvpnbb
2017-08-24 02:08pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Report board software problems here
Replies: 1323
Views: 362115

Re: Report board software problems here

I have the same problem as ray, some icons are oversized and the layout has changed overall. Has there been a software update.
by Tvpnbb
2017-06-26 09:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Portland Republicans considering using militia groups as "security" for public events.
Replies: 85
Views: 6628

Re: Portland Republicans considering using militia groups as "security" for public events.

The Time hells Angels was the security at a concert, and they stabbed someone to death in the course of their duties.... Awww, you beat me to Altamont. I should've read this thread sooner. A friend of mine's Dad back when I was a kid was an oldschool Hell's Angel who knew a couple of guys at that c...
by Tvpnbb
2017-06-15 09:43pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1435
Views: 278127

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

If use GDP nominal because when you compare which economy is larger than any other (something that I am interested in), GDP nominal is what we usually use. However I can use PPP , and GDP PPP Per capita since that's what you're interested in. PPP will incorporate purchasing power, and the figures f...
by Tvpnbb
2017-06-15 03:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1435
Views: 278127

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Huh? According to IMF numbers Finland in 2016 is around 9% larger than it was in 2006 GDP wise. It grew in 2015 and 2016, and out of that 10 year period it experienced shrinkage in 4 of those 10 years. Not stellar but hardly as bad as your described. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2017/01/...
by Tvpnbb
2017-05-10 03:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Comey Can't Explain Why or How He Misrepresented Abedin's Emails
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Comey Can't Explain Why or How He Misrepresented Abedin's Emails

I would be curious to find out how many people were swayed to not vote for Clinton because of the second round with the FBI. At that point it didn't make any difference to me but maybe it would have swayed enough people in the areas that counted. I lean towards it not being as important as Hillary ...
by Tvpnbb
2017-05-10 04:10am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Animal Kingdom FFA
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Animal Kingdom FFA

I'm assuming that outside of humans (at the beginning until communications infrastructure decays) species won't be able to coordinate large-scale maneuvers, e.g. all the ants within 10km attacking an isolated group of humans to strategically wipe the species out of the area, as such coordination is ...
by Tvpnbb
2017-04-27 04:20pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: still getting security flags at work
Replies: 22
Views: 3879

Re: still getting security flags at work

DA: I removed the contents of your post as well as most of the OP and the flag went away. I have your original post backed up, but I'm hesitant to restore it. Dominus Atheos' post wasn't the OP though, it was madd0ct0r's post. DA was looking for causes for the virus warnings that madd0ct0r got and ...
by Tvpnbb
2017-04-24 06:40pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: still getting security flags at work
Replies: 22
Views: 3879

Re: still getting security flags at work

Dominus Atheos wrote:TLDR: The SDN server Mike Wong hosts in his basement may have a virus, but it's failing at spreading. The server admin (AKA mike) should fix that.
You should probably PM this explanation to a mod if you haven't already.
by Tvpnbb
2017-04-09 01:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1435
Views: 278127

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Remember though that even Russia isn't denying there was an incident with chemical weapons involved - their claim is that they bombed a rebel chemical weapons factory and that caused the gas to be released. If there were no chemical weapons involved, why would they claim that?
by Tvpnbb
2017-03-28 04:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1435
Views: 278127

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

I just noticed this: both of these Trump policy threads spell Thread as "Thead". This should probably be fixed.
by Tvpnbb
2017-03-27 01:27pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: US grants asylum to Amos Yee
Replies: 19
Views: 2380

Re: US grants asylum to Amos Yee

I always thought Amos Yee was a attention whore coward when he attacked Lee Kuan Yew after the man had died with no way to defend himself. Wtf. I agree with everything else you said, but just wtf? Do you also disapprove of those who criticized Margaret Thatcher after her death? Should dead politici...
by Tvpnbb
2017-03-01 09:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 13162

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)

I would bet Republicans could accomplish the same to the Democrats if they dropped the anti-abortion and anti-LGBT crap. I'm not so sure about that, at least not with the anti-abortion part. Thing is, the amount of single-issue anti-gun voters is small - those who want to ban guns or severely restr...