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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: October 31, 2018, 01:12:24 PM »
Also that it's the joos.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republican Tax Overhaul
« on: September 28, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »
Too early to tell just yet, but it does seem like that will be the case.  Particularly with the pass-through entity tax being lower than the individual rate, Trump's empire is a pass-through entity.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Republican Tax Overhaul
« on: September 27, 2017, 09:03:40 PM »
The increased standard deduction is almost eliminated by itself when you consider the fact that the personal exemption is going away.  The current SD with the exemption inclued is a bit over $10k, meaning the SD increases less than $2k and itemized deductions lose that $4k of personal exemption.

Since when is there a thing of stage 0.5 precancerous abnormalities?  It seems odd that stage 0 is cancer, stage 1 is cancer, but stage 0.5 would be precancer.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:26:49 PM »
It's called opposition research, and everyone does it. Hillary's team met with the russians peddling the Trump-Stripper-Pee story. How is this any different?
I thought the guy that released that story was British, not Russian? I also thought the story was released to the media and not to the Clinton camp.  I could be wrong about both though.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: June 16, 2017, 08:58:23 PM »
Comey is fucking neutral? Where did you ever get that impression?

I swear you really do think if you just say something it makes it true.

Comey said HIMSELF, under oath, that Trump's comments about Flynn DID NOT QUALIFY Obstruction of Justice.
Didn't he say that he wouldn't comment on whether it would constitute obstruction of justice, and would instead let the special prosecutor make that decision?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 09, 2017, 05:34:11 AM »
To add to Dave's post, the Russian and Syrian government claimed the 2013 chemical weapon attack was a false flag orchestrated by the rebels. Now where have we heard that story lately?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: March 11, 2017, 05:29:33 AM »
...The Russian narrative is dead. The CIA is a rogue agency, and apparently incompetent. Obviously the intelligence community has a vested interest in opposing Trump. Over what, is anyone's guess...
Wouldn't the best way to oppose him be to never let him be elected?  Wouldn't the best way to never let him be elected be to bury any evidence of democratic wrongdoing so it could never see the light of day?  The CIA spoofing a hack to disguise it as Russian against the DNC to crucify Clinton seems to be the worst move anyone cloud possibly make if opposing Trump is the goal. 

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 05, 2017, 02:22:22 PM »
Looks like at least one country is taking his tweets seriously. 
"His 140-character posts are currented the most effective insight into policies of the incoming administration."

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Fake news makes real news
« on: December 16, 2016, 01:15:15 AM »
When you just know *insert politician here* is crooked, evil, and generally a bad person and a news story comes along to confirm that, it's going to stick with you. It's going to more solidly make you against said person than any stories stating the oposite could sway you toward them.

I'll readily admit there was virtually no news story that would have swayed me to vote for Trump. However, the stories running against him had me contemplating voting for his biggest opponent.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re:
« on: December 12, 2016, 02:06:07 PM »
Must have just been something that particular day. Today it's everyone talking abut the non-Russian interference with the US election.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re:
« on: December 11, 2016, 03:44:52 AM »
So I joined gab, from its "popular" tab, it appears to be nothing but #pizzagate supporters. Is there more to this thing than conspiracy theorists?

No matter the case, the cost of producing the android will be effected by the same deflation you are proposing, meaning the cost will continually decrease, add to that the general deflationary decerase in technology as it becomes more main stream, the $1 mil cost will turn into a $750k cost before taking deflation into consideration, thus reducing the cost further. There is a point where a person will not be able to reduce their cost because they won't be able to survive for themselves off their work, making it pointless to do that work.

You're argument falls apart when you have to introduce deflation to make it work, that just won't happen.  Nevermind the fact that deflation would also dramatically effect the price of the android, thus making it a cost effective choice again. Let's go with your 20:1 deflation, and assume a brand new Android will cost a company $5 mil in current dollars, this would make it $250k in deflated dollars.

Now, let's go with your worker salary of $2 a day. Assuming an 8 hour day, that's $.25 an hour or a 29,000% reduction if you take minimum wage in the US. It'd cost $4.5 dollars a day to run that position for 18 hours a day, which if it would take 6 hours to recharge the android, would be the same productivity level, $6 if the android has a permanent power supply.

So in current dollars, assuming minimum wage, 18 hours a day working, and $5 mil for the android, it'd take 105 years to make up the value on salary alone (prohibitive). Under deflation, same conditions and ratios stated above it's 152 years, an increase in price recoupment, but only a 50% increase. This doesn't take into account any form of production increase due to an android being able to do the job at a faster and more accurate pace, meaning more production volume. So if an android can get even close to a 50% production volume increase, it becomes a zero sum game when considering deflation.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: 2016 US Presidential Race
« on: October 26, 2016, 06:18:59 PM »
Excellent point.  I can't imagine any reason why someone would hesitate before accusing a powerful, wealthy celebrity with millions of fans of sexual assault, and only speak up when evidence of similar antics was made public.  It's not like Trump would flatly deny the charges, publicly mock them as being too ugly to assault, claim that they were being paid by his enemies to smear him, and threaten to bury them in litigation, all while his army of enthusiastic fans continue to gleefully cheer him on.

But I can certainly imagine many reasons why they would show up the last month of the presidential campaign.
Such as the candidate saying he would never act the way he talked about acting, and them knowing differently so they come forward to call him out on his lie?

One day prior to due date, the baby can survive outside of the mother.  There is a reason the current ban in the US is set at 24 weeks.  This is the point where it statistically becomes a coin toss on whether the baby will survive outside the womb and therefore is granted protection.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: 2016 US Presidential Race
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:10:03 PM »
Oliver was also making the claim that Trump was being hypocritical when he attacked Jon Stewart for his name change from Leibowitz to Stewart.  Granted, the situations aren't the same, Stewart changed his while Trump's ancestor was the one who made the change. Without that attack on Stewart's name, I'd be surprised if Drumpf would have ever found the light of day.,7340,L-4372969,00.html

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Wars ep 7 (with spoilers)
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:17:46 PM »
Han and Finn went there to rescue Rey, not to destroy or sabotage it.
There was a scene where the Resistance was detailing how to destroy the base and they needed to findicate a way to drop the shields to allow the X-wings to attack the oscillator.  The only reason Finn was sent was the fact that he was previously stationed at the base and said he could drop the shields, Han flew him there because no one else is crazy enough to drop out of hyperspace within the atmosphere of a planet to get through the sub-light shields. Han doesn't even know Finn is exaggerating his story until they are about ready to enter the base and drop the shields.  He even makes a comment that people are counting their lives on Finn being able to do what he said he could. This is evidenced by them handling the shield before going after Rey. To say they had no intention of sabotaging Starkiller Base is absolutely wrong.  That was the main reason for them to go there.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Wars ep 7 (with spoilers)
« on: December 23, 2015, 07:46:55 PM »
Rey being trained as a jedi from a young age is not yet known, unless the novel expounds on that.  It can be inferred given her proficiency with force powers.  A popular fan theory is she was trained at Luke's academy, likely because she is his daughter, and Ben couldn't bring himself to kill her, so she is the sole survivor of the massacre. In order to protect her from his own fate a la Snoke, he erases her memories and leaves her on Jakks where he assumes she will be left out of any conflicts that could awaken the force in her again, leaving her hidden from Snoke. He could have potentially erased his own memory of that event in order to bury it forever.

Cats tend to vomit after eating grass.  Non-meat food items aren't very healthy for them.

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