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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 26, 2023, 02:24:53 AM »

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 25, 2023, 03:38:21 AM »

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 11, 2023, 11:58:51 PM »
R.I.P. Jeff Beck  :'(

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 07, 2023, 04:16:03 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Midterms 2022
« on: January 06, 2023, 12:46:03 AM »
Actually, they can't do anything at all until a speaker is elected.  That includes things like forming committees and investigating Hunter Biden.

I'm just wondering how many times McCarthy has to lose before he takes the hint.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Midterms 2022
« on: January 05, 2023, 09:44:00 PM »
Who ever said that the Speaker must be from the majority party?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Midterms 2022
« on: January 05, 2023, 09:36:02 PM »
Looks like the House doesn't want another round of McCarthyism.

If the Republican holdouts really want to send their party a message, they should just go ahead and give Jeffries the few extra votes that he would need to win.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: January 05, 2023, 02:36:48 AM »
It shows that over 1000 athletes have died since the introduction of the vaccine, not 16.
Please stop saying "the vaccine" as if there is only one covid vaccine available.  There are 4 different types of covid vaccines available around the world.  There are whole virus, protein subunit, viral vector and nucleic acid (RNA and DNA) vaccines made by a variety of different manufacturers.  Which vaccine(s) did these athletes receive (if any at all)?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 02, 2023, 07:11:33 PM »
Just like he promised he would release his tax returns.

But he couldn't release his tax returns because they were under audit.  Except that they weren't, even though they were supposed to be.
But the revelation about the IRS’s failure to perform the required audit of Trump’s taxes—that it did not happen at all for more than two years, and that, according to the committee, his 2017, 2018, and 2019 tax returns were not even selected for audit until after he left office—deserves yet more scrutiny. The IRS’s own regulations mandate that a president’s taxes must be audited every year.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: January 01, 2023, 03:58:27 AM »
Or, maybe what's strange is that it's just an odd coincidence that the sample tubes bear a passing resemblance to a light saber.
Ah, yes, now that there's a webpage on the Internet saying the same thing you've claimed, all doubt is out the window.
Strange how that works, isn't it?

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: January 01, 2023, 01:23:57 AM »
And, as typical of FE'ers, that explanation (no matter how reasonable) must be hand waved away.
Hand-waved? Not at all. It's just strange that a magical lightsaber showed up in these very legitimate photos, and its existence was only retconned in after people pointed out that it looked strange.
Or, maybe what's strange is that it's just an odd coincidence that the sample tubes bear a passing resemblance to a light saber.
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/a-martian-roundtrip-nasas-perseverance-rover-sample-tubes

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why are all FE models discs?
« on: January 01, 2023, 01:10:08 AM »
Long distance 'measurement' worked, and still works, based on a series of assumptions.
So you agree that the series of assumptions that intercontinental surveying is based on work.  Good to know.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why are all FE models discs?
« on: December 31, 2022, 11:12:27 PM »
This is equivalent to saying that surveyors had rulers. Maybe they did have rulers. But it doesn't prove that they measured long distances with them.
What do you consider "long distances" and how else would you suggest measuring them with 17th century technology?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why are all FE models discs?
« on: December 31, 2022, 10:26:07 PM »
Your position is flawed. Unless they did something like walking around with a digital measuring wheel and physically measured the earth with a tactile method, there were assumptions in measuring long distances.

Actually, they generally used chains back in the day.
surveyor’s chain, also called Gunter’s chain, measuring device and arbitrary measurement unit still widely used for surveying in English-speaking countries. Invented by the English mathematician Edmund Gunter in the early 17th century, Gunter’s chain is exactly 22 yards (about 20 m) long and divided into 100 links. In the device, each link is a solid bar. Measurement of the public land systems of the United States and Canada is based on Gunter’s chain. An area of 10 square chains is equal to one acre.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 31, 2022, 08:49:06 PM »
This is what I found:
President Trump donated at least $1.4 million of the $1.6 million he earned as president to various federal agencies. Still in question, however, are the donations for the third and fourth quarters of 2020. Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com verified fourteen of sixteen quarterly donations over four years.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: December 31, 2022, 05:52:55 PM »
Meh.  Lightsaber, sample tube.  Same difference.
https://www.space.com/nasa-mars-perseverance-rover-sample-tubes-lightsabers
But of course. As is typical of RE'ers, an ad-hoc explanation must be presented.
And, as typical of FE'ers, that explanation (no matter how reasonable) must be hand waved away.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 31, 2022, 05:46:42 PM »
Either way, I'm sure that he's taking the tax write off.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« on: December 31, 2022, 03:21:49 AM »
It's also a good thing it didn't accidentally find an ancient Sith lightsaber on Korriban. That really wouldn't fit the narrative.


Meh.  Lightsaber, sample tube.  Same difference.
https://www.space.com/nasa-mars-perseverance-rover-sample-tubes-lightsabers

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 30, 2022, 09:36:34 PM »
So yeah... long story short seems to be that he loses ALOT of money in his income but has so little or no income for those years.
Well, to be fair, Trump did donate pretty much all of his presidential income to various charities.  One of the few campaign promises that he actually kept.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 28, 2022, 03:22:29 AM »
Other than this specific example the document generalizes it as $2,000 worth of fraud or $85,000 worth of fraud. Why not specify the worst example rather than the most laughable one? The example undermines the rest.
How much fraud must he commit before you think that it's a crime deserving of losing his license?

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