Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Lord Dave

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 193  Next >
1
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 12:52:02 PM »
I'm not sure I understand the question.  None of these are mutually exclusive.  Obama could have built wall AND not separated families.  The truth is, he DID separate families but as an exception, not the rule.

Obama would have also built 700+ miles of wall but republicans blocked it from even being voted on in the house.

As for the economy, I give a president two years though usually they do little to affect it.  Trump is different.  He makes stocks fall with a tweet.  No other president has done that because no other president attacks private companies or starts trade wars.
You are correct.

Not mutually exclusive and, in fact, deeply intertwined.

Continuity of long range planning and incrementalist boiling of the frog...

Not sure why all the outrage then...

Not sure they are deeply intertwined.
Also, what long range planning?

Outrage is mostly because of the justification, not the actual plan (in some cases)
Ex:
I've spoken to Border Agents and they feel that 300 miles of additional fencing plus upgrading and repairing of existing fences at these ares will aid them in their patrols and force border crossers to safer, official ports of entry.

Vs

We need a big, beautiful wall to keep out the rapists, drugs, and murderers comming across the southern border.  All of them are evil, horrible people who will destroy America!


One is political, the other is fear mongering.
So, there are no citizens of the US who are being raped, no drug smugglers, or no US citizens being murdered by people illegally crossing the US Southern Border?

And murderers, rapists, and drug smugglers, are not evil and horrible people?
Of course there are.  But thats not the point of what was said.  The amount is very small.  Especially considering the number of people raped and murdered by Americans.  However the wording makes you think that its a huge problem.  I mean, if you need a wall to keep em out, it must be alot of them.  Maybe even most of them, right?

Its all about wording.

2
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: Today at 04:00:17 AM »
I'm not sure I understand the question.  None of these are mutually exclusive.  Obama could have built wall AND not separated families.  The truth is, he DID separate families but as an exception, not the rule.

Obama would have also built 700+ miles of wall but republicans blocked it from even being voted on in the house.

As for the economy, I give a president two years though usually they do little to affect it.  Trump is different.  He makes stocks fall with a tweet.  No other president has done that because no other president attacks private companies or starts trade wars.
You are correct.

Not mutually exclusive and, in fact, deeply intertwined.

Continuity of long range planning and incrementalist boiling of the frog...

Not sure why all the outrage then...

Not sure they are deeply intertwined.
Also, what long range planning?

Outrage is mostly because of the justification, not the actual plan (in some cases)
Ex:
I've spoken to Border Agents and they feel that 300 miles of additional fencing plus upgrading and repairing of existing fences at these ares will aid them in their patrols and force border crossers to safer, official ports of entry.

Vs

We need a big, beautiful wall to keep out the rapists, drugs, and murderers comming across the southern border.  All of them are evil, horrible people who will destroy America!


One is political, the other is fear mongering.

3
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 17, 2019, 04:26:17 PM »
I have to admit that I grudgingly admire how you've appropriated that image to be pro-Trump. It's the kind of thing I'd do.
Thank you honk.

I appreciate that.

EDIT TO ADD: A question...

Here's the deal...

Economy good - Pro-Trump states: "Trump did it!" Anti-Trump states: "He's riding Obama's coattails..."

Immigration - Pro-Trump states: "Trump building the wall! Obama already oversaw the building of the 'cages'!" Anti-Trump states: "Obama built more wall"...or, "Obama never separated families."

Which is it?
I'm not sure I understand the question.  None of these are mutually exclusive.  Obama could have built wall AND not separated families.  The truth is, he DID separate families but as an exception, not the rule.

Obama would have also built 700+ miles of wall but republicans blocked it from even being voted on in the house.

As for the economy, I give a president two years though usually they do little to affect it.  Trump is different.  He makes stocks fall with a tweet.  No other president has done that because no other president attacks private companies or starts trade wars.

4
Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are your thoughts on Total Drama Island
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:24:35 PM »
I beliebe that it is the greatest TV show to ever exist. I would like to know your thoughts on this subject.

The first couple seasons were fine, ms. Bot, but it went down hill quick and I lost interest.  This was like 5-7 years ago.

5
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:34:43 PM »
Just... *Facepalm*

6
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 11, 2019, 08:45:44 AM »
Trump literally hired Bolton. If he's solving a problem by firing him, it's one that he created himself. And Bolton has always been notorious for his hawkishness.

But yeah, multi-dimensional chess, way to trigger the libs, and all that. ::)
Trump puts them in place and exposes them for what they are.

Ssooo... Trump chose a man we all knew was a warmonger to be secretary of defense so he can expose him as a war monger?

7
Science & Alternative Science / Re: Solar Roadways
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:03:13 PM »
In fairness, the solar roads would be easier, if more expensive to fix.  Just pop in a new panel, basically.

But yeah.  I mean, it has its merits but not for commercial roads in America. 

9
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:58:09 AM »
This reminds me of his "My innaguration was bigger than Obama's" meltdown.

So basically he saw an old ass projection, didn't bother getting an update, and tweeted that info instead.
I mean, if he just went (oops, Alabama was not in the list.  Sorry) the story would have died and only a few jackasses would have cared.  But nope!  Trump needed to be correct.

10
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:45:16 PM »
Quote
Who ultimately determines whether anything is classified in the US?
Alot of people.
No, only one person ultimately determines if anything is classified.
Everything to be classified does not go across the president's desk for approval.

Quote
And notice I said 'was' because Trump can declassify as he see's fit.  However, he basically gave the world a lot of useful information about one of our spy satelites.
Such as?
Amatures have already determined which satelite took the picture and when.  It also shows the capabilities of such a satelite, which no one but the pentagon had known before.  So basically, he just tweeted alot of information to the world about our spy satelite capabilities and location.
Yeah, that must have been earth shattering stuff...spying and all...as if nobody ever had a clue...

The Iranians (and the world) now know exactly where a US spy satelite is at all times.  They know what it can do.  And, given time, how it does it.  So it will be much easier to hide activity from it.

Its why you don't tweet "our spy in Russia's finance ministry is doing a good job".  Spying is all about your enemy not knowing you're getting information, let alone how.

11
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 04, 2019, 11:42:16 AM »
Also:
President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran https://n.pr/2LnEm6q

Quote
the president said in a tweet that accompanied the image on Friday. "I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One."
Why is the image sensitive?

Did it violate Twitter TOS?
Because it was classified.
Who ultimately determines whether anything is classified in the US?
Alot of people.
And notice I said 'was' because Trump can declassify as he see's fit.  However, he basically gave the world a lot of useful information about one of our spy satelites.

Amatures have already determined which satelite took the picture and when.  It also shows the capabilities of such a satelite, which no one but the pentagon had known before.  So basically, he just tweeted alot of information to the world about our spy satelite capabilities and location.

12
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 03, 2019, 04:08:05 PM »
Also:
President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran https://n.pr/2LnEm6q

Quote
the president said in a tweet that accompanied the image on Friday. "I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One."
Why is the image sensitive?

Did it violate Twitter TOS?
Because it was classified.

13
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 30, 2019, 09:18:56 PM »
Also:
President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran https://n.pr/2LnEm6q

Quote
the president said in a tweet that accompanied the image on Friday. "I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One."

14
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 30, 2019, 05:30:55 PM »
Just goes to show you: Trump turns on anyone at a moment's notice.

15
Science & Alternative Science / Re: Solar Roadways
« on: August 29, 2019, 05:34:58 AM »
Just because this came on my feed and I thought it was ironic.

https://www.facebook.com/41869107125/posts/10156018452752126/

Quote
Why is this a graphic and not yet a real Solar Roadway?

We planned from the beginning that roads would be our last application. We chose to focus first on our lab testing funded by three USDOT contracts (just completed the last one), complemented by real world testing at our pilot site in Sandpoint, Idaho.

We have had some "copycats" who decided to rush to roads in other countries with less high tech products. We feared that was a bad idea, and it appears it was - according to media reports.

Our testing has gone very well and the latest results will soon be released. We are now gearing up for full production to meet worldwide demand. Roads will still be last. First up: Parking Lots, Sidewalks, Driveways, Patios, Bike Paths etc.

16
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 29, 2019, 04:23:10 AM »
Population density and garbage are very much parallel. 

Also, if the rural is so great, why do so few live there?  Maybe the issue isn't that rural is superior(or patriot), but that it sucks for most people.
Direct correlation is not parallel.

And it demonstrates mindset.

Those from urban areas view the garbage and think everyone should happily bath in it just like them.

And everything is garbage to them, including people and the Constitution.

The Electoral College, being part of the Constitution, is something else to discard to the street according to them.

Luckily for us, the current POTUS isn't going to be helping them.
Yes, sorry, my brain couldn't remember correlation.
But Urban areas do not want garbage.  But that would explain why Trump does.
And he wanted to get rid of the EC...
Hhmmmm....

You may have a point.  And Trump, being a life long Urban Center living man, would be the best representation.

17
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 28, 2019, 04:42:17 PM »
Population density and garbage are very much parallel. 

Also, if the rural is so great, why do so few live there?  Maybe the issue isn't that rural is superior(or patriot), but that it sucks for most people.

18
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 28, 2019, 02:26:26 PM »
The EC is weird in that it gives smaller states a bigger voice collectively but it also means states with big cities (NY) drown out everyone else in the state anyway.

I see arguments for both sides and there is no good answer, just a choice.

19
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 28, 2019, 11:48:43 AM »
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-campaign-attacks-aoc-democrats-our-country-not-theirs-n1047061

I knew he would keep it up. It's gonna be positively disgusting by the next election. I still hope totallackey's wrong and this kind of blatant racism only actually appeals to a small part of the electorate.
Democrats aren't Americans, apparently.  Well... Thats just asking for war.
Hold on - the full quote in that article reads:

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently called for abolishing the Electoral College. Remind her that this country belongs to AMERICANS from EVERY zip code, not just the Coastal Elites and Liberal Mega Donors. This is our country, not theirs

Am I being overly generous in interpreting what he said as "this is a country that belongs to all of us (our contry), and not just 'the elites' (them)"?
Fair point.  Perhaps I was too hasty.

20
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:01:12 AM »
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-campaign-attacks-aoc-democrats-our-country-not-theirs-n1047061

I knew he would keep it up. It's gonna be positively disgusting by the next election. I still hope totallackey's wrong and this kind of blatant racism only actually appeals to a small part of the electorate.
Democrats aren't Americans, apparently.  Well... Thats just asking for war.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 193  Next >