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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bernie 2020
« on: April 11, 2020, 02:41:52 PM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Kyle Jurek
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:45:28 AM »
Well he's a Bernie 2020 Field Organizer, not really some random ass employee.
With all due respect to Organizers and the very important work they do, yes he is. A Field Organizer is typically the lowest full-time member of a political campaign.


Standard Project Veritas shit. Catch anyone saying anything and lie about the context. I just wish I could see a video of all their failed attempts. I've been lucky enough to (likely) see one Project Veritas operative work in person, and they were hilariously ineffective.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:57:10 AM »
I play Dota and World of Warcraft Classic because no one has made a good game in 15 years.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bernie 2020
« on: March 16, 2020, 02:25:53 PM »
"Personal appeal" plastered across an entire race is not personal appeal. Attaching something like "homophobia" to an entire race is the literal definition of racism.
Is racism a bad political strategy? Seems to have worked a lot, historically.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Official Sports Thread
« on: June 15, 2019, 06:44:36 AM »
thank god basketball and hockey are over so we can focus on the sport everyone really cares about

Mid-season Baseball!

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: May 23, 2019, 03:55:46 AM »
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile

This movie is pretty good. It's like if you wanted a true crime or murder doc, but actually enjoyable. Ted Bundy did nothing wrong.

Also Endgame>Infinity War. Not even close.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 23, 2019, 01:02:06 AM »
Drogan and Ghost should have gotten together like the Dragon and Donkey in Shrek.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:21:33 AM »
I'll see you all in three months when you realize all these complaints with season eight have been prevalent for the last several seasons. The show jumped the shark a long time ago, and at least season eight is embracing the fan service.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: FES Book Club
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:22:29 PM »
Just finished reading Snow Crash, at the recommendation of Junker.

Really great book. Mixes a lot of eclectic topics into a nice read.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Local elections
« on: May 03, 2019, 01:56:16 PM »
I really didn't give a shit about the homeless, they do make the place look like crap.
Probably why there's so many homeless. No one gives a shit about them.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Quick question...
« on: May 02, 2019, 05:46:21 PM »
what is this system (Earth, dome) accelerating through?
Space. The same thing the earth is moving through in the Round Earth model.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: May 02, 2019, 04:11:29 PM »
Risk of Rain 2. If you want a fun $20 game with up to 4 person co-op, check it out. It's on Steam, and still in EA but completely worth the price tag as is imo.

And as always, hit me up if you want to play.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Philosophy dichotomy test
« on: April 30, 2019, 06:30:31 PM »
Shittiest test yet


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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Elon musk
« on: April 19, 2019, 01:05:45 PM »
Why should it take more than one success to prove it possible?
Sciences requires repeatability and independently verifiable facts. This has neither.

What's wrong with vetting potential customers?
Nothing is inherently wrong with it, but since it's not open to the public, it's no different than space travel that's been claimed by NASA in the past. It's not conclusive of anything.
In the early years of computers, they were limited to the elite.  Why should the early years of space tourism be any different?
In present day, I have a half dozen computers ranging from powerful to hella powerful. If space tourism gets to the point I have numerous options in my own home to go to space, then I will accept this comparison makes any sense.


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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Elon musk
« on: April 19, 2019, 02:17:51 AM »
It begs the question, if, let's say, Virgin Galactic starts sending the the few hundred already booked passengers up above the Karman line with the 5 minutes of weightlessness and a view of the the "curve" as promised, would that make a difference in FE belief? Or would my original response still hold true?
Am I one of the few hundred of people?

I've been hearing about moon bases and robot butlers too.
Just because not every future prediction comes true, that doesn't mean it's a smoking gun of a big conspiracy about space travel or robots or whatever.
Some problems just proved harder to solve than others.
How often do you see stories about how we'll be zipping across the Atlantic in a couple of hours? Hasn't happened, has it? Does that mean transatlantic travel is a hoax?
I'm not really sure how any of this is relevant to Elon Musk lying about space travel. Please stay on topic.

I would say we are absolutely the closest ever in human history to civilian flight into space. Especially with Elon musks latest achievements with falcon heavy and the current rapid development of star ship. Within a decade I would say civilians will be launched.
And in a decade we'll only be a decade away.

Except that a number of (very rich) civilians have already traveled in space.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_flight_participant#List_of_space_flight_participants

Here's where you can book your own space adventure: http://www.spaceadventures.com/
Less than a dozen claims of success on that wikipedia page, and the other link requires they vet you and doesn't even name a price. So no, I can not book a space adventure. Only the elite can see behind the curtain. I promise in the future we'll let everyone see behind the curtain. Just not yet. But trust us on what we say is behind the curtain.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: April 19, 2019, 02:06:13 AM »
Mueller said, both before and in the report, that he doesn't believe the DoJ can charge a sitting president. The report explicitly says it does not exonerate Trump, nor does it say he is clear of obstruction of justice. It's just that Congress - not the DoJ - would be the ones that bring up charges of impeachment.

A Republican investigator confirmed numerous facts that have been in dispute, such as Trump trying to impede the investigation and Russia interfering in the US election on a massive and systemic scale with coordination of members of the Trump campaign. I'm not sure how you're spinning this into a good thing for Trump.

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Why would you want to see a saggy ball sack and a half limp dick being jerked off by some emaciated 50 year old asian that has leather for skin?
Welcome to the United Snakes
Land of the thief, home of the slave
Grand imperial guard where the dollar is sacred and power is God


If you're a billionaire, you're basically detached from your actions. You can sexually assault people, murder people, ruin lives, destroy families. At worse, you may have to cut a check to sweep it under the rug, but it's pretty obvious the rich typically don't face the same consequences as everyone else.

Robert Kraft having a tape of him publicly being jerked off is the closest thing to justice a billionaire has ever seen.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Elon musk
« on: April 18, 2019, 01:50:18 AM »
Surely once space x starts launching regular old civilians this entire concept will be finished and the flat earth will finally be put to rest.
I've been hearing we are very close to civilian space travel for nearly my entire life. And yet, it never materializes. Just because knockoff Tony Stark is the latest conman to promise it doesn't make me any more convinced.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Elon Musk
« on: April 04, 2019, 05:57:32 PM »
So some predictions for the future weren't as easy to deliver.
So far, Elon Musk has delivered Paypal, which sucks, and a car that's really expensive.

Why is he a meme again? Is it just because he shitposts on twitter?

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