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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Answer these:
« on: January 26, 2017, 11:54:41 PM »
If it helps, I think you may be assuming that all these space agencies knew that the earth was flat, and therefore knew that every claim of space exploration was a lie. That almost certainly wasn't the case back then. Nowadays, I'm sure they realize that prolonged space travel is impossible (and possibly even that the earth is flat, although I personally doubt that they'd have the inclination or scientific rigor to figure it out) and that other space agencies must be lying too, but back in the fifties and sixties, for all they knew, they were the only ones who couldn't properly explore space.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 26, 2017, 02:21:11 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 25, 2017, 08:45:13 PM »

Cue the snarky, condescending reply about how you're a disingenuous liar who's deliberately twisting his point while making no attempt at clarifying said point, spread out over several posts. And then he'll blame you for derailing the thread.

Since that hasn't happened as a reply to the previous comment and we have finally started to get the discussion back on track, could you refrain from trying to incite off-topic arguments?

Don't tell me what to do!

Also, Twitter rebellion?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 25, 2017, 07:20:11 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/01/24/the-true-correct-story-of-what-happened-at-donald-trumps-inauguration/

Looks like WaPo are trying really hard to cement their place on the "news organisations not to be taken seriously" list.

This article is not only in the Opinions section, it's in a subsection of the Opinions section called "ComPost," which is given the description "a mix of opinion and humor from Alexandra Petri." This is speculation, but "ComPost" appears to be a play-on-words that likens the articles to compost, the organic garbage/fertilizer.

So I'd say that you're right in that the author of these articles probably isn't trying too hard to be taken seriously, but I don't believe that that's synonymous with WaPo not wanting to be taken seriously in this case.

Cue the snarky, condescending reply about how you're a disingenuous liar who's deliberately twisting his point while making no attempt at clarifying said point, spread out over several posts. And then he'll blame you for derailing the thread.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:28:45 PM »
Because the press keeps hounding them to back up Trump's claim that there were millions of illegal voters. Yet another thing that will blow up in their faces, when we find out, yes, in fact many illegal immigrants voted, and yes there was massive fraud committed. Perhaps a good place to start any investigation would be the already documented FEC violations the DNC just committed in their primary.

What does the DNC's alleged FEC violations (the only source on this seems to be notorious liar James O'Keefe, so I'm skeptical) have to do with illegal immigrants voting?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 24, 2017, 05:28:49 PM »
Which lies did the POTUS tell so far? Can you specify?

Recently, he's claimed that the media only made it look like he had a feud with the intelligence community, when there's ample evidence of him repeatedly attacking, criticizing, and contradicting them in his public statements, during the debates with Hillary, and on Twitter. These are his words, presented on his own terms. The media isn't misquoting him, removing the context, or distorting what he said in any way. Blaming the media has just become his default response when anything he says is poorly received.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII Thread
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:42:02 AM »
Also, inb4 Saddam.

Just for that, I made you wait. :P

Anyway, I'm guessing that it's deliberately ambiguous - we're meant to wonder if it's referring to Rey, Luke, both of them, or maybe even someone else. The effect would be ruined if we hear a cringey title drop at some point, but I don't think Rian Johnson would do that.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Inauguration day!
« on: January 23, 2017, 03:45:18 AM »
i know literally nothing about paul joseph

Think Milo Yiannopoulos crossed with Alex Jones, albeit toned-down somewhat.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Inauguration day!
« on: January 23, 2017, 03:02:10 AM »
Here's an actual video of Trump's speech, where you can clearly see the mall packed full of people in the background:

https://youtu.be/sRBsJNdK1t0?t=948

No, you can't. At most, you can see that the first two white squares beyond the Capitol are full. It's far too blurry to tell whether the crowd extends up to the building directly in front of the Lincoln Memorial. You're just seeing what you want to see.

Also, it looks like Metro must be in on this weird conspiracy to undermine Trump's YUGE, YUGE crowd sizes too!


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: January 22, 2017, 10:56:44 PM »
Playing The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on PS4.

Built on the Unreal Engine, the graphics are beautiful. The game play is simple in terms of how to interact, and the story so far is legit creepy. It bills itself as a narrative that doesn't hold your hand, and it stays true to that. No real intro, no tutorial or context, just go and figure it out.  Very fun so far, especially for only $20.

lol walking simulator

play a real game scrub

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 22, 2017, 03:13:23 PM »
He's way too antagonistic with the press, is outright lying to them, and trying to control the narrative by telling them what they should be covering.

Sounds like the perfect press secretary for our new president.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:01:36 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 21, 2017, 12:59:21 PM »
I thought nobody takes Twitter seriously.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Inauguration day!
« on: January 20, 2017, 06:36:56 PM »
No. The swearing-in is just a ceremony. Pence didn't become the VP until Trump became the president.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Inauguration day!
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:52:57 PM »
Okay question: Since Pence was sworn in before Trump, does that mean for a couple mins Obama was pres and Pence was his vice pres?

Yup.

...no.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:34:48 AM »
I do actually hope that these nominees are confirmed, and that Trump is permitted to more or less do his thing in the coming months. We've come too far to not play this whole scenario out now. I don't want to be hearing excuses (from both sides) about how Trump's presidency only succeeded/failed because Congress did this one thing in response to him or stopped him from doing this other thing, etc.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:03:59 PM »
The quote has been there at least since Mollete posted the story here yesterday at 2 pm ET. (My mistake, 4:22 pm is the earliest Wayback Machine has it.) As far as I can tell, no quote was "added".
Yeah, I read the article before that. I've read it on the 15th of January. I guess I should have double-checked that it hadn't been edited before slamming it, so my bad on that.

And I still can't tell what you are referring to that is inconsistent.
Have you tried reading the paragraph I pointed you to?

It sounds like you're disagreeing with Mollete's post, not the article.
No, I'm disagreeing with the article as it originally stood.

I honestly don't know who Occupy Democrats is or how they are related to this story.
Yes, because you're not reading people's arguments before responding to them. If you looked at the Snopes article I've provided, you'd know Occupy Democrats' involvement.

Would you please just spell out whatever it is that you're hinting at? I feel like you do this kind of thing all the time - communicate your point very vaguely, get defensive when whoever you're talking with doesn't read your mind, and spend the next several posts snarkily accusing them of being disingenuous while offering little to no clarification on your original point. You're not surrounded by a conspiracy of devious liars. If someone doesn't seem to understand your point, it's almost certainly not deliberate on their part.

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Technology & Information / Re: Most common passwords...
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:15:03 AM »
Hey let's all see how our passwords stack up. Everyone post your passwords for your most frequented sites. :]

FES blocks your password if you post it!!! ****************** See!!!

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