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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 21, 2017, 08:42:51 PM »
It's a good thing we didn't elect that warmongerer Hillary, who would now undoubtedly be arming our enemies in her efforts to start WWIII:

I mean, seriously, the things that the media has come up with so far were things Hillary would have done anyway. Sell weapons to the Saudis? Oohhhhh nooooooo

Once again my argument that "If you vote for Hillary, you get Hillary, if you vote for Trump, the worse you can get is that he's literally Hillary in disguise" proves true.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:29:53 PM »
How do you know Trump isn't as corrupt?  I am not disagreeing necessarily, but that seems like something you don't really have any way of knowing.

I don't, but as I've always said, the literal worse case scenario is that he's Hillary Clinton wearing a mask. I mean, seriously, the things that the media has come up with so far were things Hillary would have done anyway. Sell weapons to the Saudis? Oohhhhh nooooooo

Trump notoriously refused to release his tax returns or divest from his business interests, and continues to use his office to drum up more business for himself with his frequent, expensive trips to his own properties - much of those expenses being paid directly to Trump’s own businesses for things like catering and accommodation. Trump isn't just every bit as corrupt as any other politician, he also insults our intelligence by being so blatant about it. And while Republicans obviously aren't enthusiastic about him being the president, they aren't being nearly hard enough on him to indicate that they want him gone.

I do agree that Trump is the lolwut of Washington, though.

"Corruption is okay as long as the politicians simultaneously insist they're not corrupt."

But Saddam, why not insult your intelligence? If Trump is as corrupt as everyone thinks he is, then he is proof that you can be corrupt AND obvious about it with near impunity in the modern day US government. I mean, hell, congressmen voted themselves into an exception to insider trading laws. They are corrupt to the core but you're fine with it as long as someone like Trump doesn't rock the boat.

Also, yes, Republicans do want him gone. They'd much rather have President Pence, a run of the mill career conservative, over Trump.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:40:21 PM »
In other news, memes!

it's just memes guys Trump totally isn't trying to cover this up at all it's just memes

It isn't memes, it's as Trump said, a witch hunt. A witch hunt based entirely on the machinations of a corrupt organization. Trump being not nearly as corrupted as the rest of Washington, they would obviously want him gone. Trump inserted himself into the game of thrones and now they're doing their best to squash him and anything he tries to do. It's especially interesting this time, since both parties dislike Trump, rather than just one or the other.

Trump isn't playing the game correctly, and so the other players want him kickbanned. He is the lolwut of Washington.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 20, 2017, 05:46:37 PM »
undoubtedly turn out to be the worst president in the history of the nation.

This is said by so many people about so many different Presidents that I have no idea how you could possibly even say it without realizing it's complete nonsense.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 20, 2017, 03:37:52 PM »
I vote based on my political beliefs, not on what I think of the party's leadership. And you know perfectly well that I didn't vote against Trump because of the alleged Russian connection.

That sounds more like "I vote based on the cover of the book, I don't care what's in it". In reality you vote for a party, not a candidate. The candidate is simply the face of it all.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:06:57 PM »
Why the hell would anybody waste their time worrying about Hillary? She's not the president, Trump is. It's not a conspiracy that people are more concerned with what the President of the United States is up to than his defeated opponent, who no longer holds any office at all.

They are trying to make sure people like you stay on the reservation, Saddam. The DNC politically murdered your preferred candidate and you voted for Hillary anyway because Trump is a scary Russian puppet. It takes a lot of effort to keep that level of fearmongering up and the last thing they want is people to be reminded of the DNC corruption again.

There's obviously political reasons as to why Fox talks about DNC corruption nonstop and CNN talks about Trump and Russia nonstop. It's not rocket science, it doesn't even require a stretch of the imagination. Both parties are trying to destroy the other, and quite frankly, the Republicans are winning.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 19, 2017, 08:43:30 PM »
All this Hillary stuff is a transparent attempt by the Right to deflect from the real issues. It's become kind of tiresome; things go bad, remind the base that Hillary was an evil corrupt criminal and suggest the heat against the president is a smokescreen to help her get away with it. Yawn. It works because Trump's supporters so desperately don't want to be wrong that their choice in the election was in any way sane or rational given what we already knew about him.

The "heat against the president" doesn't actually exist outside of media outlets. Republicans are now more politically powerful than they have been in decades and Democrats have almost no political capital whatsoever. Like I said, this "Trump is a traitor" business isn't for Trump supporters. They don't care about Trump voters. They care that they're hemorrhaging core Democrat voters. Their center base is now voting Republican down the ballot and their hard left base wants straight socialism. The party is splitting uncontrollably and now the only thing to do is try to drum up support by claiming the current administration is full of Russian spies. Even people who voted for Hillary as president voted for Republican congressmen. That's a huge red flag for the DNC.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 19, 2017, 06:51:53 PM »
Tom is right. The constant barrage of empty conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia are meant as a distraction from the DNC leaks. These allegations aren't targeted at Trump supporters, since they've been dealing with this for almost two years now, this distraction is meant for people who voted for Hillary in the first place. They want to make sure that voters don't settle with Trump and start reviewing Hillary's record during the election. In other words, the DNC is not trying to get Trump voters to vote Democrat, they're scrambling to ensure that Democrat voters keep voting Democrat even after it has been revealed that the entire DNC is thoroughly corrupt. They want Bernie voters to forget that the DNC destroyed Bernie just to push a losing candidate forward.

The Democrats were devastated in Congress, obliterated in the Executive branch and demolished across state legislature races. Their power is now almost pathetically nonexistent and this conspiracy gibberish is the only outlet they have left. They want to convince everyone the current administration is full of traitors and people that can't be trusted so that you turn around and vote them back in. It's a desperate move from a desperate party.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:32:18 PM »
The official statement released that the story is false doesn't actually dispute any of the points made in the story (it kind of pretends it does in a masterpiece of political doubletalk). I therefore see no reason to not consider the story confirmed, since surely if there was something legitimate to contend they would have done so.

I don't think official statements are required to give detailed debunking of what could be a completely invented story.

Nevermind, lmao.

Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 16, 2017, 02:28:26 AM »
Should I buy some bitcoin? If I do what is the best way to go about it? I could just google it but I might get scammed.

The easiest to use in my experience is Coinbase. I've heard good things about GDAX too.

If you buy bitcoin prepared to lose all of it, as in literally all of it. View it less as free money, and more like you're throwing you're money into a black hole and hoping the Void Gods send you something back.

Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 15, 2017, 07:43:38 PM »
how much worth of bitcoin do you have in USD

Well after an arduous addition of all my assets I've come to the rough estimate of $0.

Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 15, 2017, 05:25:15 AM »
Who is right in the bitcoin civil war? /r/bitcoin or the other one

I have no idea I unsubscribed from bitcoin related subreddits years ago.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Modern Feminism
« on: May 13, 2017, 06:45:09 PM »
White men are doomed! Nooooooooooo!!!!

"I can see this house is on fire, but it's fine because there are so many more houses and the fire can't get them all"

You can't see how many houses are on fire because you never leave yours, bucko.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 13, 2017, 12:32:20 AM »
I wonder how long it will take the media to swing the pendulum from "Trump Russia Conspiracy" back to "Trump wants WWIII with Russia"

Technology & Information / Re: Does anybody want to make technology
« on: May 11, 2017, 11:05:35 PM »
I've personally developed over five technologies. You could say I'm something of an expert when it comes to making technology.

Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« on: May 08, 2017, 11:22:20 PM »
Bitcoins are worth only $200 a pop now. Buy 'em up while they're cheap! Or expensive. Depends on the future I guess.

Bitcoin is now worth $1700 a piece. It turns out the answer was definitely "cheap."

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 04, 2017, 02:10:17 PM »
Depends on the job interview. Plenty of car salesmen talk like Trump and it's actually a very good way to pitch sales in general (sales to non-technical customers, that is). The exaggerating attitude, the mixing of positive points with negatives slid in and then hammered at the end of the sentence with more positive points, and other tendencies. Pretty much everyone is susceptible to this kind of speech style in one way or another.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 03, 2017, 05:50:57 PM »
Also, for a long time, I've felt like the mainstream media was above the kind of petty lies and hyperbole that defines Fox News.  It's kind of sad that not only is that no longer a thing but apparently its adherents celebrate the fact that the mainstream media has finally sunken to their levels.  How sad for liberalism in America.  :(

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 03, 2017, 02:48:43 AM »
>mfw people are seriously responding to Rushy's farcical suggestion

I wasn't being farcical.

The United States doesn't use landmines anymore, as you know perfectly well; even if it did, it would never deploy them against civilians, as you also know perfectly well, and even if it did that as well, maintaining a minefield of this size would - great, now I've been Rushed too.

I will say, though, that I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest to see Trump casually suggest this (probably on Twitter) at some point in the future, leading to another string of incredulous articles from the media.

Why Trump Can't Use Landmines

Trump's Landmine Comments Go Too Far

Hitler Used Landmines, Should Trump?

Mexican President Comments On Trump Landmines: "Horrendous!"

Also, they'll all use this picture:

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: May 03, 2017, 01:22:38 AM »
>mfw people are seriously responding to Rushy's farcical suggestion

I wasn't being farcical.

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