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by Ace Pace
2020-08-05 02:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Massive explosion of stored fireworks/explosives in Beriut, dozens dead, thousand injured, city evacuated.
Replies: 16
Views: 678

Re: Massive explosion of stored fireworks/explosives in Beriut, dozens dead, thousand injured, city evacuated.

What utter moron stores 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate next to a fireworks factory and a grain silo? Odds are they’ll never answer for it on account of being atomized. Awful. Poor Beirut can’t ever catch a break. The utter moron with no alternative. Lebanon has no size, no infrastructure to speak of...
by Ace Pace
2020-08-04 10:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama opens door for abolishing the filibuster, calls it a "Jim Crow relic".
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Obama opens door for abolishing the filibuster, calls it a "Jim Crow relic".

Too bad he wasn't president with big majorities in both houses when he took office -otherwise he, Reid and Pelosi could have done something. Oh wait... Or the second time during the 2010 election when Congress was re-sworn in and they could change the rules with a simple majority vote. Or the third...
by Ace Pace
2020-07-20 05:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 368
Views: 32208

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Israel went from crushing wave one to breaching every single "red line" that was supposed to roll back to lockdown. Unfortunately the government lost the mandate for a lockdown and who knows what will happen. Can you explain the last bit about losing the mandate for a lockdown. I thought after mont...
by Ace Pace
2020-07-20 04:10am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 368
Views: 32208

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Israel went from crushing wave one to breaching every single "red line" that was supposed to roll back to lockdown.

Unfortunately the government lost the mandate for a lockdown and who knows what will happen.
by Ace Pace
2020-07-02 04:15am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1430
Views: 275940

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Typically, we do not consider enemy combatants murderers. I find it hard to believe the U.S. should consider Iranian military leaders criminals and not enemy combatants. While there is no formal war between the U.S. and Iran, in practice there is. When you say "enemy combatants," are you referring ...
by Ace Pace
2020-07-01 12:11pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Stargate Command Croydon
Replies: 115
Views: 62254

Re: Stargate Command Croydon

Wow, nice update and congrats! Good luck
by Ace Pace
2020-07-01 03:23am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 1430
Views: 275940

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Iran orders arrest warrant for Donald Trump: Of course, Trump is wanted because he terroristically murdered Iran's terrorist murderer, so the hypocrisy is immense here. But at the same time, murdering a criminal is still murder. Typically, we do not consider enemy combatants murderers. I find it ha...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-29 03:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1926
Views: 228773

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Considering some of my non SDN facebook friends, I wonder how much of that is people answering surveys with what they want to be true and not with what they will do in the ballot box.
by Ace Pace
2020-06-28 10:32am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: It's been a long time, look for an old story posted here
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: It's been a long time, look for an old story posted here

That you wrote? It's probably archived in Dalton's website.

Archive
by Ace Pace
2020-06-16 04:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: [SCOTUS] Ruling: Title VII anti-discrimination law protects LGBT employees
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: [SCOTUS] Ruling: Title VII anti-discrimination law protects LGBT employees

And we watch social conservatives stop supporting the Federal Society, as it clearly proves that it doesn't choose social conservatives to the court. Lets also note that SCOTUS didn't take any 2A cases, probably because neither of the "court wings" could guess how Robert would vote and they didn't w...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-13 01:51pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Programming question for a story idea.
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: Programming question for a story idea.

I was wondering for a story how realistic would it be for someone to sneak a computer virus as an official OS patch, as in trying to sneak a virus into a system by making it think it was downloading an official update even in truth it was downloading the virus. Would this be "not worth the cost" ev...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-08 06:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 368
Views: 32208

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

New Zealand moves down to a level 1 lockdown tonight. That means the only restrictions remaining are: - The borders are closed to most foreigners. - Everyone coming into the country must spend two weeks in isolation in a government run facility. This includes testing them for Covid19 - Everyone is ...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-04 08:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Jub wrote:
2020-06-04 06:24pm
I don't think that the police should be policing these protests at all. The pigs should stay home, the protestors should police their groups, and widely distributed surveillance should track the smaller packs of idiots causing unprovoked damages.
What is widely distributed surveillance? :?:
by Ace Pace
2020-06-04 04:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Apparently Mattis (formerly of seemingly universal right wing adoration) has condemned Trump and backed the uprising. If I understand properly the timeline is Esper says american cities are a battlespace Joint chiefs take him to a shed and eat him up Former joint chief of staff chairman publishes o...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-04 04:02am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Thirty one years today, in Tiananmen Square
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Thirty one years today, in Tiananmen Square

Gandalf wrote:
2020-06-03 06:27pm
Nothing happened.

Move along.
I wonder how much the average 20-30 chinese mainlander today knows about this incident. :x
by Ace Pace
2020-06-03 09:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Instead, Mayor Bill de Blasio said officers had shown “tremendous restraint” during the demonstrations. On Monday, de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented a curfew in the city and announced they’d double the number of cops on the streets. I wonder if they really understand what they're saying h...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-02 05:46pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

That's the 1968 hypothesis, that widespread unrest drives turnout among those who are impacted by the protests more than by protestors.
by Ace Pace
2020-06-02 05:34pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Unsurprisingly, majority of Americans support using the military to suppress the protests, including democrats. We can argue till tomorrow whether this poll is accurate but if it is, 1968 hello? Raw link News article President Trump on Monday threatened to call in the United States military in an ef...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-02 09:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Probably not, but that doesn't change that his words come off as hollow given that he presided over all these things - and that's the source of the anger. Obama getting up and having a yarn that doesn't address his complicity in the slide towards this is what has people angry at him (well, other th...
by Ace Pace
2020-06-01 07:19am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Anonymous has now said they will be doing something. Well if the police think its ok to dox their political opponents, well, lets just say if Anonymous does the same I will be playing the world's smallest violin. Anonymous is a nothingburger and a nice collective name for nothing. I expect hackatav...
by Ace Pace
2020-05-29 06:49am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 630
Views: 42190

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Is it the Corona depression or something else that caused this specific incident to erupt? Or is it basically random?

Because I'm unsure what's more horrible here rather than prior murder by cop.
by Ace Pace
2020-05-24 12:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1926
Views: 228773

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Republicans can proven they will cave for Trump at every turn. Why do we expect anything different?
by Ace Pace
2020-05-14 07:21am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 1779
Views: 108019

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

The FBI seizes the phone of the Senate intel chairman and not anyone else accused because he's not licking Trumps balls. There is that possibility, but they haven't gone after Feinstein either, as far as I know. In any case, Burr does look pretty guilty here. Yes, because Barr is a Republican and T...
by Ace Pace
2020-05-14 06:07am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 1779
Views: 108019

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

The FBI seizes the phone of the Senate intel chairman and not anyone else accused because he's not licking Trumps balls.
by Ace Pace
2020-05-10 05:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 1779
Views: 108019

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Not everything is a conspiracy. A large number of people from the WH are now in quarantine, including security personnel.