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Technology & Information / Re: Cars
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:48:11 PM »
I recently bought a used SUV and for 2 years of use and 17,000km on the tires, it’s the best $18-20k I’ve saved myself. I don’t think I’ll buy a new car again. Between the trade in on my previous car and having a bit saved up, we put enough down that the financing rate wasn’t even much different than for a new vehicle, and it didn’t depreciate by 30% the second I took it off the lot.

It did kinda suck not being able to peel off the plastic protective covering, get that new car smell and put the first scratches on it, but 🤷🏼‍♂️

This entire thing is one giant 'only in America' shitshow. Layers and layers of American freedom-gone-wrong in action.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: November 19, 2021, 08:07:20 PM »
All hail our socialist antifa overlord, Comrade Harris

Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: November 17, 2021, 05:30:24 PM »
This is fair. But that decision was build on bribes, not just... poor planning.

Maybe the city of edmonton has some powerful lobbyists I'm just not aware of. Entertaining though

Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: November 17, 2021, 05:24:44 PM »
Yeah, that's what I said.

Also who's idea was it to host a WC qualifier in northern canada in late November!? Celebrations with snowballs and diving into snowbanks is a new one for me

Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:15:02 PM »
@AATW we pronounce it rout. Once you add the 'e' the pronunciation changes to route.

Glad I could clear up this confusion

Arts & Entertainment / Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup
« on: November 14, 2021, 12:21:07 PM »
You're not wrong or anything, but, like, shut up. We've suffered enough.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The chad Stacey Abrams
« on: November 10, 2021, 11:20:57 PM »
I remember John Oliver did the same thing a few years back (much less money spent and debt forgiven  though). Good to see people putting money to use - it's a lot easier to digest this kind of publicity stunt than some of the others weve seen recently

Technology & Information / Re: Pacific garbage patch
« on: November 07, 2021, 01:15:06 PM »
Meanwhile the North Atlantic is a giant plastic toilet.  :(

That's a mean nickname for the UK!

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Cancel culture
« on: October 28, 2021, 06:11:19 PM »
Hes saying that the customer is always right. If a customer walks into a dance studio and says they want to learn to play the piano, the studio's instructor should have to teach the customer how to hammer away on the keys, even if theyve never received instruction, performed any piano instruction, or been approved to do so

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 19, 2021, 01:44:49 AM »
You can tell an article will be reliable and impartial when the first word is "SHOCKING!!!"

Maybe my pfizer chip is just acting up though...

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 16, 2021, 03:48:39 PM »
While I agree that all the data should be made public, I cant get through that shite-ly written article.

"A group of highly educated doctors and medical scientists" - I suppose they would have to be highly educated, wouldnt they?

"they used to justify approving the experimental, abortion-tainted COVID-19 Pfizer jab." -  abortion tainted links to this story where the first sentence is about how their content has been banned from YouTube.

That article complains about "aborted babies" that seem to involve full hysterectomies - likely a medical emergency for the mother, where the fetus is placed into a refrigerator to protect it from contamination from any external sources.

Insinuation being that the Pfizer jab is a vaccine made from baby flesh that was forcefully ripped from good, God-fearing Americans by greedy big pharma so they can use Biden to make money and go be paedos together. Sensational.

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Ring laser gyros
« on: October 07, 2021, 01:07:41 PM »
Wait, this whole time the vague mentions of rotational seismic phenomena/rotating seismic waves were just describing Rayleigh surface waves?

Is your argument now that RLGs cant measure long period rotation of the earth because they're also measuring very small rotational movements associated with short-lived elliptical oscillations during seismic wave propagation?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: October 04, 2021, 05:03:53 PM »
I'm positive you have the stats to support the statement that seatbelts did not reduce deaths

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Gravity experiment
« on: September 25, 2021, 07:19:19 PM »
Why or how does an ice wall exist if we are just one of many island worlds on an infinite plain? What are we floating on? And when did fog stop signal transmission?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: September 23, 2021, 08:31:08 PM »

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:07:43 PM »
Who is going to tell Tom that a gun shot wouldn’t be listed as the primary cause of death if someone gets shot through the heart?
Probably the same people who would count it as a gunshot death when offering up their feeble rhetoric concerning "WE NEED TO CONTROL YOUR GUNS!"
, he said, unironically.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Apollo and Moon Orbits on FE
« on: September 17, 2021, 12:59:37 PM »
So to sum up the story A80 linked about someone being turned away from a voyage to the ice wall:

A reality TV personality took an unpermitted and uninsured trip to Antarctica. They Made it to McMurdo Bay. TV star and other crew members were exploring on land, using ATVs when the 3 remaining crew aboard their ship set off an emergency alert. The ship sank and the three crew are presumed dead after a search led by multiple nations.

Fast forward a little and TV personality wants to go back to find his boat. He files no paperwork in any country, and has passengers on board who dont have passports. He makes it back to McMurdo Bay, searches for his previous ship, gives up then heads towards Argentina/Chile because they are already in trouble in NZ, their port of origin. They get detained and fined in Chile for a myriad of minor offenses.

TL;DR. Guy who got 'turned away' from going to the ice wall actually went there twice, and ventured beyond it in his first visit. Didnt get 'turned away' until he'd already left Antarctica and returned to south America.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: September 17, 2021, 03:23:46 AM »
Havent read any spyshit since Ludlum after watching Matt Damon as Jason Bourne.

Been reading almost exclusively nordic noirs. Rankin and Nesbo being the best, but James Thompson is good, and I like Arnaldur Indridason, but that's probably just because I liked the fact that I'd been to so many of the spots in Iceland he mentions.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Apollo and Moon Orbits on FE
« on: September 16, 2021, 05:14:41 PM »
Yeah, there was a notable case of a guy from Norway getting arrested for trying on his own.

That's an interesting story actually. Lots to unpack there.

I might try looking into this a bit. Right now, the striking detail  (to me) is that the Norwegian was reportedly in search of the vessel that sank on his previous trip to McMurdo Bay, killing three.

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