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by Painboy
12 Sep 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

Arguably, China also fears a unified Korea allied with the U.S. Arguably, a unified Korea even under a Seoul government would show more affinity towards China, as it (Korea) would finally get back into its wheelhouse of really hating Japan. This is also true. If the US wasn't around to play middle ...
by Painboy
12 Sep 2019, 13:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

If there is anyone who might be able to arrange a coup in NK it would be China. The whole reason they have propped them up so long is they don't want to deal with the humanitarian crisis and fallout that would result in NK's collapse. It would both swamp them with refugees and give the ROK an oppor...
by Painboy
12 Sep 2019, 02:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 132
Views: 9476

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Oh it's democracy alright.
by Painboy
11 Sep 2019, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

https://twitter.com/Brasco_Aad/status/1169208741268508672?s=20 I wonder if this will have an effect on Iran's nuclear program. I'm not sure if China wants to deal with the instability a nuclear Iran would cause. Because their history of not supporting unstable nations nuclear ambitions has been so ...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2019, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253470

Re: Orange is the new President

The trade war is terrible and he needs to quit fucking around and negotiate an actual deal. This is easily one of the worst things about his administration. There's absolutely no reason for it. He can't negotiate a deal, because he's not doing it to wring concessions out of the Chinese. It's being ...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2019, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253470

Re: Orange is the new President

Oddly, I don't 'blame' Trump for the possibility of a recession: A majority of Americans think a recession will strike in the next year — and they're blaming Trump's trade war Americans have grown increasingly concerned that the trade war with China will tip the economy into a recession within the ...
by Painboy
11 Sep 2019, 13:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

dbcooper wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 01:45
I wonder if this will have an effect on Iran's nuclear program. I'm not sure if China wants to deal with the instability a nuclear Iran would cause.
by Painboy
09 Sep 2019, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 1024
Views: 81493

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

thoreau wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 17:34
I just think Tessa Thompson has already demonstrated that she can play an Asgardian bad-ass, AND she's ruler of Asgard. So she would seem like the logical person to get the power of Thor.

But, whatever.
Exactly. That would make more sense.
by Painboy
09 Sep 2019, 17:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 1024
Views: 81493

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

I was more concerned with the casting than the idea. Portman just doesn't really exude badass thunder goddess. Also after Captain Marvel overdid "she's totally a badass" a bit I hope they can keep things a little less self-conscious this time.
by Painboy
09 Sep 2019, 17:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: In the Not Too Distant Future...
Replies: 103
Views: 7086

Re: In the Not Too Distant Future...

Werewolf and Puma Man are also good ones. Although Puma Man's protagonist's whining can get a little grating for some. Space Mutiny really is the best, but you may be generating expectations too high for any following shows. I agree that you should stay away from Manos at first as you need to devel...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2019, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

So using some simple numbers let's say everyone gets $10,000 a year for UBI. A fast food place offers an additional $5000 a year to work there. If a non-citizen wants to work there they're not getting the other $10,000 a citizen gets and the company isn't going to make that up. What am I missing he...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2019, 19:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

So using some simple numbers let's say everyone gets $10,000 a year for UBI. A fast food place offers an additional $5000 a year to work there. If a non-citizen wants to work there they're not getting the other $10,000 a citizen gets and the company isn't going to make that up. What am I missing he...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2019, 17:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

So using some simple numbers let's say everyone gets $10,000 a year for UBI. A fast food place offers an additional $5000 a year to work there. If a non-citizen wants to work there they're not getting the other $10,000 a citizen gets and the company isn't going to make that up. What am I missing here?
by Painboy
06 Sep 2019, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Well if that's how it works I'm trying to figure out how anyone not a citizen would ever get a job. Because a business certainly isn't going to make up the lack of UBI money except in rare highly coveted people. That would mean that non-citizens would make substantially less than citizens for most w...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2019, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

I'm a little confused what kind of UBI everyone is talking about. How exactly are we thinking this is done? My understanding was that everyone in the country got a check in the mail for the same $X every month. They can then work as normal to earn anything beyond that. Then maybe kids get a certain ...
by Painboy
06 Sep 2019, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

FWIW, the UBI proposal I support would not pay out to ALL American citizens, only those over 18 (to reduce the obvious perverse incentive of "having kids" being a moneymaking endeavor). And I suppose there would have to be residency requirements as well. I think you would have to have the strong re...
by Painboy
05 Sep 2019, 14:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Again - if I could calibrate “this life fucking sucks” levels, I have no concerns. I personally know a lot of people if they could just get weed and internet would never work another minute. What kind of apartment will they live in while enjoying their weed and internet? What kind of food will they...
by Painboy
05 Sep 2019, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18411

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

f you have housing and food and basic entertainment covered by doing actual nothing, why not just keep trying to be an actor? Who said anything about entertainment? In my ideal system, food, a very basic set of clothing, and shelter would be guaranteed, but nothing else. If you want more, you have ...
by Painboy
04 Sep 2019, 20:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1038
Views: 73782

Re: Tiny Triumphs

I managed to do an end run around TSA. Was flying out and back the same day, and I carelessly forgot to take my pocket knife (which was a birthday present so I attach some sentimental value to it) out of my pocket. This happened once before and I was able to mail it, however this time it was 4:50 a...
by Painboy
04 Sep 2019, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6999
Views: 263714

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The writing is extremely evocative but contains exactly zero details that hang together on closer examination. The fandom is largely an extended exercise in making up new details to try to make the original make any goddamn sense at all. But the woman has a gift for gripping and evocative stand-alo...
by Painboy
03 Sep 2019, 16:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253470

Re: Orange is the new President

Yeah, I think emoluments is the way to get the guy if he's going to be got. Getting pretty brazen. It's pretty straight forward. The evidence isn't just someone's story, and appears to be over the line even if you're not predisposed to get him. Even if he isn't "got", just having hearings has been ...
by Painboy
01 Sep 2019, 17:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7929
Views: 309037

Re: The son of

Serial killers are an auto disqualifier but lots of people seem to think I’d like it. I hate serial killer crap but I love the series. I would definitely recommend it. The series is more about discovery and questioning what is often the common understanding of things. Trying to understand the patte...
by Painboy
01 Sep 2019, 15:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7929
Views: 309037

Re: The son of

Serial killers are an auto disqualifier but lots of people seem to think I’d like it. I hate serial killer crap but I love the series. I would definitely recommend it. The series is more about discovery and questioning what is often the common understanding of things. Trying to understand the patte...
by Painboy
01 Sep 2019, 14:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4323
Views: 197478

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

In WWI, the British Army's height requirement was 5'3". But there were enough healthy but shorter men that they ended up forming "bantam battalions", where the men were between 4'10" and 5'3". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantam_(military) Haha, that recruiting poster kills me. It's like the artis...
by Painboy
31 Aug 2019, 14:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2782
Views: 173890

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

dbcooper wrote:
31 Aug 2019, 00:25
Man, the Bandit was into some serious shit when he was younger.

Also what the fuck kind of name is Efrom Zimblist Jr.?