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Post by Aresen » 03 May 2018, 21:38

dhex wrote:
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visibly. unless you're running on a "free sex for blind people" platform.

in which case that'd be a sight to see.
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Post by Shem » 03 May 2018, 22:05

Mo wrote:
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Pretty sure Ross doesn't want sex robots or sex work for anyone.
Fixed.
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Post by Mo » 03 May 2018, 22:15

The thing is, as far as I can tell, incels are not the dudes who can’t get laid by trolling last call before the lights get turned on. They’re the dudes that don’t think they should have to adjust to market demand. From the very limited amounts I’ve read about them, the majority are more volcels than incel.
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Post by Aresen » 03 May 2018, 22:27

Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:15
The thing is, as far as I can tell, incels are not the dudes who can’t get laid by trolling last call before the lights get turned on. They’re the dudes that don’t think they should have to adjust to market demand. From the very limited amounts I’ve read about them, the majority are more volcels than incel.
I think they're more like drycells. Without the power to spare.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 03 May 2018, 22:30

Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 22:15
The thing is, as far as I can tell, incels are not the dudes who can’t get laid by trolling last call before the lights get turned on. They’re the dudes that don’t think they should have to adjust to market demand. From the very limited amounts I’ve read about them, the majority are more volcels than incel.
They are like if the Boones Farm of Nice Guys(tm) turned into some kind of horror vinegar.

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Post by Mo » 26 May 2018, 20:02

This is quite a defense of HHS losing 1,500 kids. “HHS didn’t lose the kids in their custody, because they were in the custody of people they vetted. Sure they don’t know where they are and it would be better if they did, but it’s not like HHS lost them.”

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Post by Highway » 26 May 2018, 21:47

"They totally didn't "lose" them, they are just mislaid, we don't really know where they are or what condition they're in, and we don't have any plan to get them back, but it's not like they're "lost". Gosh!"
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Post by Mo » 26 May 2018, 22:49

ICE ripping infants and toddlers from mothers is the natural experiment Stanley Milgram ‘bates to.
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Mo wrote:
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ICE ripping infants and toddlers from mothers is the natural experiment Stanley Milgram ‘bates to.
A long with a large portion of the white supremacists
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Post by Mo » 07 Jul 2018, 16:09

The giant inflatable rat isn't a joke, it's a menace.
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Post by Warren » 07 Jul 2018, 16:21

Mo wrote:
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The giant inflatable rat isn't a joke, it's a menace.
Ha ha ha. The Christian Bale Newsies shout out is a nice touch.

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Post by dhex » 07 Jul 2018, 22:35

Are you fucking kidding me... Oh wait federalist nevermind
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Post by Tuco » 08 Jul 2018, 09:20

Warren wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 16:21
Mo wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 16:09
The giant inflatable rat isn't a joke, it's a menace.
Ha ha ha. The Christian Bale Newsies shout out is a nice touch.

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Good luck, you MOs.

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Post by Mo » 08 Aug 2018, 15:06

Hey guys, you’ll never believe what might happen here. We could potentially elect a bigot with shitty, unsustainable economic policies.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/ ... demagogue/
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Post by thoreau » 08 Aug 2018, 16:01

Nah, man, that will never happen here. We've got the electoral college. It keeps the rabble from electing populists, and makes sure that the interior of the country has a real voice, rather than being ruled by some asshole from a big coastal city.
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Post by Warren » 09 Aug 2018, 11:24

I see no chance that the Dems will nominate anyone whose administration won't be more damaging than the current one.
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Post by thoreau » 09 Aug 2018, 11:44

Warren wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:24
I see no chance that the Dems will nominate anyone whose administration won't be more damaging than the current one.
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Post by Jennifer » 09 Aug 2018, 14:03

Warren wrote:
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I see no chance that the Dems will nominate anyone whose administration won't be more damaging than the current one.
Uh-huh. Are you still of the opinion Hillary would've been even worse than the president we've got now?
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Post by JasonL » 09 Aug 2018, 16:58

My view on that for the record is HRC would be 25% better in official policy and 100% better in optics. I think there's a lot of people who think the optics are so bad its more like 150% / 200% and I would resist that view.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Aug 2018, 17:49

JasonL wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 16:58
My view on that for the record is HRC would be 25% better in official policy and 100% better in optics. I think there's a lot of people who think the optics are so bad its more like 150% / 200% and I would resist that view.
I'm not sure you go about ascribing numerical values to policy differences . However, I can't help noticing that if HRC was 25% better, DJT would be only 20% worse, which really doesn't sound like much when he's a neo-Nazi sympathizer brewing up trade wars with major partners and setting up mini-concentration camps with kids being taken away from their parents and mistreated. Just to name two things.

I certainly thought HRC would be worse than BHO, but not so much worse than DJT would be that little a drop.
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Post by Shem » 09 Aug 2018, 17:59

Yeah, "not establishing concentration camps for elementary schoolers" is worth at least 50% improvement alone
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Post by Jennifer » 09 Aug 2018, 18:02

Shem wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 17:59
Yeah, "not establishing concentration camps for elementary schoolers" is worth at least 50% improvement alone
Plus another 20 or 30 percent at least over "not establishing concentration camps for infants and toddlers."
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Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Aug 2018, 18:16

Now, I suppose you could measure optics by polls. Compare Approval Rate - Disapproval Rate for presidents. We couldn't do that for HRC, but BHO ended up with a net of +17.9 at the end of his term, versus Trump's current rating of ...-8.6. OK, so that doesn't allow "x% better/worse" comparisons, thanks to the sign flip.

Maybe Approval Rate / Disapproval Rate? That would give us 1.455 for Obama and 0.835 for Trump, so Obama with 74% better optics and Trump with 43% worse optics.

ETA:

Let's see, international optics. Using this, "US Leadership" optics went from 48/36 (~1.333) in 206 to 30/43 (~0.697) as of last January. So, international optics were 91.1% better in 2016, or 47.7% worse in January.

(And there's probably a better way of measuring it, but approval/disapproval makes sense to me.)
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Post by thoreau » 09 Aug 2018, 18:35

I'm concerned that some people are using strong language in their disapproval of this shitty President who has fallen short of his duties in umpteen ways. Surely their duty to use only the most cautious language possible is more important than his duty to avoid conflicts of interest, not let his inner circle be compromised by foreign powers, and not lock small kids up in camps.
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Post by Warren » 09 Aug 2018, 19:35

Jennifer wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 14:03
Warren wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 11:24
I see no chance that the Dems will nominate anyone whose administration won't be more damaging than the current one.
Uh-huh. Are you still of the opinion Hillary would've been even worse than the president we've got now?
We are not at war, so yes 10,000 times better.
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