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8" per mile^2 is a fine approximation for such a short distance.

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Flat Earth Debate / Re: Is the Bishop experiment scientifically valid?
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:43:29 PM »
i've always felt that the problem is that a five or ten mile stretch of land actually is very flat.

8 inches per mile is a gradient of 0.01%.  of course the earth looks pretty flat over a ten mile stretch.  it basically is.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 24, 2017, 03:36:05 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:18:21 PM »
the old witch who cursed trump to live out all his old tweets is a warriors fan i guess


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:46:52 PM »
I mean, as long as they're white.

if colin kaepernick looked like philip rivers and sat the anthem to protest obama, then he'd probably have a cabinet position right now

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:15:30 PM »
lol so apparently torch-wielding nazis are very fine people, but some guy who sits down during a song is a son of a bitch.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:42:30 PM »
trump won by like 30,000 votes across three states.  he basically won on variance.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:33:40 PM »
society has already decided that children shouldn't be held to the same legal standards as adults, and we already spend your money caring for children with criminal/negligent parents.  sors m8.

this is a super simple opportunity-cost to work out.  a bunch of people are here.  finding them and deporting them is expensive.  integrating them is also expensive.  the only "zero cost" option is to ignore them.

deporting them yields no return; people in mexico don't contribute to our gdp.  integrating them returns whatever they contribute to our gdp.  the latter option is an investment.  the former is just lighting money on fire.

crying and whining about but...but...but it's not fair! is dumb.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 06, 2017, 10:32:02 PM »
Which one is that, in your view?

the latter.  i think shipping people to mexico is a giant waste of money.

obama is illegal

then the badass move would've been to go to congress with a bill in hand.  like "hey here's this bill that maintains the status quo because dreamers are cool and stuff.  vote for this shit.  i'll sign the bill and rescind the obama memo with the same goddamn pen.  later taters."

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:55:52 PM »
deportation and strict immigration controls are fucking expensive.

integrating immigrants is also fucking expensive.

hey maybe let's do the one that isn't just throwing money away.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:25:13 PM »
i felt similarly.  i was satisfied that sansa and arya were both as smart and united as they ought to be, but i was was annoyed that the entirety of the winterfell plot was a season-long red herring. 

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 28, 2017, 02:01:54 PM »
cleganebowl confirmed

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:46:36 PM »
i hated the last episode.  i hate faux-suspense.  it was like 70 minutes of oh they're almost dead oh now they're REALLY almost dead omg now they're SO CLOSE to being dead holy shit look how close to death they all are i wonder if they can get any closer to death OH WOW SO CLOSE TO DEATH NOW I WONDER IF THEY'LL MAKE IT

[insert deus ex machina here]

OMG THEY MADE IT WHEW CLOSE ONE

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:42:36 PM »
i think robb died to move the plot forward.  it wasn't a judgement about the morality of his decisions.  i don't think this series makes moral judgements in that way.  all of the characters are morally grey.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:37:20 PM »
yeah all the people who said bannon implanted a mind control chip into trump's brain to dictate his feelings and actions must feel pretty dumb right now

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:09:48 PM »
This is Game of Thrones, not Lord of the Rings.

i dunno what that means.  it's also not an o henry story.


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Flat Earth General / Re: FES Think Tank - Week 1
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:19:17 AM »
i like the idea of trying to shepherd lots of different threads on the same topic into a more coherent and organized discussion, and i like the idea of doing that in the 'thematic' way you describe.  a 'topic of the week' thing would be kinda fun.

i don't like the idea of agreeing not to talk about other subjects.

just my two cents.  i'm not especially active in the upper fora, so take it with a grain of salt.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:31:51 AM »
fuck that episode was dope as fuck af

The white walkers are going to win.

nope

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:09:05 PM »
I think he (rightfully) doesn't want to invigorate the extreme left that is just as capable of being violent.

if i hadn't been alive and conscious for the 2016 election cycle, then i could maybe buy that.  i think he's just a pathetically amoral coward.

either way, let's not restrain ourselves from criticizing violent nazis because we're afraid of hypothetical future violence by someone else.

plus he could've just addressed that directly while also displaying a modicum of moral courage:

tweet #1: nazism and white nationalism are immoral.  fuck off, nazis.
tweet #2: hey "leftists" don't use this as an excuse to be violent.  violence is wrong my dudes.  you have to let others peacefully protest even if you think they're dicks.
tweet #3: here are the concrete steps we're gonna take to keep things cool and safe. 
tweet #4: including free capri suns for both sides.

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