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by Purple
2016-06-26 04:12pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World
Replies: 63
Views: 10257

Re: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World

But the park wouldn't be safe even so. The only way to make the park safe would be to kill every gator in Florida, drain all the standing water so no drowning, snapping turtles, or snakes and filling the empty location with foam, then probably closing down the park. According to you thats what they...
by Purple
2016-06-26 10:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

It's not so much what others in the past but what this would mean for the future. It would set an example that the EU is all too happy to permit its member states to trample over democracy any way they please if it suits the union.
by Purple
2016-06-26 09:40am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World
Replies: 63
Views: 10257

Re: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World

Well that seems foolish. A company should do alot to make sure its customers are safe but there comes a time when its on the consumer to be responsible for their safety. One expects theme parks to have safety harnesses and inspections of equipment, one expects a pizza place to not have glass in the...
by Purple
2016-06-26 09:16am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Some advice please
Replies: 54
Views: 9562

Re: Some advice please

And thus begins an eternity of internal discord in a family to pay for sending a guy to jail for half a year...
by Purple
2016-06-26 08:59am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World
Replies: 63
Views: 10257

Re: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World

The difference between those two is that in your examples we have natural landmarks where as here we have a corporate administered recreational facility. I have zero problems with the idea that a corporation should be forced to run it self into the ground making sure the people it's charging money f...
by Purple
2016-06-26 08:33am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World
Replies: 63
Views: 10257

Re: Alligator Takes 2-Year Old near Disney World

Going somewhere foreign (or far enough away as to be foreign, in the case of a country as large as the US) does not remove the duty of due care and diligence from people. If you go somewhere that is markedly different, you are supposed to take care of due diligence and find out what the dangers whe...
by Purple
2016-06-26 06:11am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Measuring unconcious bias
Replies: 31
Views: 7701

Re: Measuring unconcious bias

Just the ones I see simon, just the ones I see.

There is nothing that says these things can't be done right in theory.
by Purple
2016-06-26 06:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part III)
Replies: 2229
Views: 173653

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part III)

To Purple's point, well, this really shouldn't even need to be said, but the idea that any group comprising less than 51% of the vote is irrelevant is... really not how politics works. For one thing, Clinton cannot win on 51% of primary voters, or 60% of primary voters. She has to win over undecide...
by Purple
2016-06-25 06:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

In the case of China, I can see your point. But this discussion started with talking about agricultural subsidies, and there it is not so simple. In that case you are talking about the homegrown farmers being relatively rich landowners and the foreign farmers being people who would not be able to d...
by Purple
2016-06-25 05:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

What companies making huge amounts of money did I mention? I was talking about the Chinese (the Chinese steelworkers, if you will). And that was in a sentence saying it is not unfair to introduce subsidies under this line of reasoning, since China already has steel subsidies so this can be used to ...
by Purple
2016-06-25 05:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

The whole "unfair advantage" thing is a very wrong way of looking at things because you are treating things as if being "fair" to the companies making huge amounts of money is more important than being fair to the workers that make up the people of your country. It is fundamenta...
by Purple
2016-06-25 05:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

The whole "unfair advantage" thing is a very wrong way of looking at things because you are treating things as if being "fair" to the companies making huge amounts of money is more important than being fair to the workers that make up the people of your country. It is fundamental...
by Purple
2016-06-25 04:55pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Measuring unconcious bias
Replies: 31
Views: 7701

Re: Measuring unconcious bias

Which compensations do you deem "wild" and "over," exactly? Wild - All of them. As instead of being ordered, calculated and in general systematic they seem to me to be wild stabs in the dark. Over - Most of them. As typically when you are stabbing in the dark instead of approach...
by Purple
2016-06-25 04:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part III)
Replies: 2229
Views: 173653

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part III)

The point, which you are refusing to face is that it does not matter what percentage of the votes the guy got as long as it is not 51. 49.9999999% still makes you a meaningless minority that gets no say in policy because she knows that no matter what she says and does as long as Trump is the only ot...
by Purple
2016-06-25 09:27am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: General Police Abuse Thread
Replies: 1018
Views: 263433

Re: General Police Abuse Thread

The problem with that sort of thinking is that if you don't trust the courts and the justice system to uphold the law than nothing will satisfy you. The judge could have ordered these people literally crucified, nails and and all, and the people would just have shrugged and said "Ah but all tho...
by Purple
2016-06-25 08:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The 2016 US Election (Part III)
Replies: 2229
Views: 173653

Re: The 2016 US Election (Part III)

I will be voting for Clinton regardless. But there are many who won't. What you are saying is that Hillary Clinton should basically tell the Leftmost quarter of the electorate to go fuck itself going into the general election. And if she does, what than? What are they going to do? Vote for Trump? :...
by Purple
2016-06-24 07:19pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Measuring unconcious bias
Replies: 31
Views: 7701

Re: Measuring unconcious bias

Well to my understanding the standard approach of modern society is indeed to randomly overcompensate wildly and not only act as if it knows what its doing but outright chastise everyone who fails to fall into line.
by Purple
2016-06-24 04:25pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)
Replies: 31
Views: 4417

Re: A Sengoku era Japanese enclave in Oregon (RAR!)

The real problem here is that those 10300 people are all there is. There are no reinforcements coming. No support. No nothing. Even if they can somehow grow and develop and raise their population 10 fold thats still going to be insignificant should a western power ever take a dim view of them.
by Purple
2016-06-24 09:03am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Measuring unconcious bias
Replies: 31
Views: 7701

Re: Measuring unconcious bias

Shouldn't you be doing that sort of stuff anyway? I mean, as a teacher odds are what ever bias toward race or what ever else is going to be massively outshone by the fact you know these students individually and thus have personal biases towards them as individuals. As in you are for example far mor...
by Purple
2016-06-23 03:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

But how are people supposed to know how the situation is going and if they should vote or not, rush to the votes or confidently stay home etc? For all you know there could be people right now throwing their time away voting for a cause already lost or already won.
by Purple
2016-06-23 02:59pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"
Replies: 395
Views: 79681

Re: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"

This is turrets. But like had you wanted to could you have built a casemate dreadnaught? As in one with lots of main guns all in casemates?
by Purple
2016-06-23 02:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

All I know is that when the americans had their primaries I had a cool show to watch on TV to regal me. It had countdowns, live cometary, preliminary pools on the minute and everything. It was a show. This thing is completely and utterly boring. :(

A complete wasted opportunity if you ask me.
by Purple
2016-06-23 12:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Clinton's email excuses are falling apart
Replies: 144
Views: 14020

Re: Clinton's email excuses are falling apart

Do you seriously think any one of them could have stood up to her and NOT had his life and carrier ruined? It would be, in my opinion very stupid indeed to insist on anything against the will of someone in her position and with her pull.
by Purple
2016-06-23 10:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.
Replies: 667
Views: 64276

Re: Uk Referendum on The EU Announced for 23rd June.

I still can't believe you guys aren't doing preliminary pools, pre-result result counting or anything. Like BBC does not even have a countdown on... It's like you deliberately set out not to make this a tense spectacle.
by Purple
2016-06-23 10:48am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You get a suit of power armor (RAR!)
Replies: 87
Views: 12233

Re: You get a suit of power armor (RAR!)

But that is unclean! Human excretions are worse than any horrible radiation poisoning.