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Post by dhex » 11 Mar 2018, 20:02

Oh dang. What a fuck face.
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Post by Highway » 19 Mar 2018, 13:01

This is some quality axe-grinding against development in Southern Florida, barely tangentially related to the bridge collapse. And let's complain about cable-stayed bridges with relation to suspension bridges.

It will be exceedingly rare for anyone to build a suspension bridge from now (or even from, say, the year 2000). Cable-stayed bridges are far more efficient in just about every way, and since there are now materials that they can be built from, there's no reason to do suspension bridges.
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Post by Warren » 20 Mar 2018, 01:35

Highway wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 13:01
This is some quality axe-grinding against development in Southern Florida, barely tangentially related to the bridge collapse. And let's complain about cable-stayed bridges with relation to suspension bridges.

It will be exceedingly rare for anyone to build a suspension bridge from now (or even from, say, the year 2000). Cable-stayed bridges are far more efficient in just about every way, and since there are now materials that they can be built from, there's no reason to do suspension bridges.
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Post by Highway » 20 Mar 2018, 09:17

Warren wrote:
20 Mar 2018, 01:35
Highway wrote:
19 Mar 2018, 13:01
This is some quality axe-grinding against development in Southern Florida, barely tangentially related to the bridge collapse. And let's complain about cable-stayed bridges with relation to suspension bridges.

It will be exceedingly rare for anyone to build a suspension bridge from now (or even from, say, the year 2000). Cable-stayed bridges are far more efficient in just about every way, and since there are now materials that they can be built from, there's no reason to do suspension bridges.
Zip it Highway. This is all your fault.

I tried to warn you. I was all like, We need to get in front of this before someone gets hurt. Nip it in the bud I said.
But you were all like, Just let it go, what could possibly go wrong?
Psh, if they'd built it like that, there wouldn't have been a problem. But noooo, they had to be all concretey and spanny.
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Post by Mo » 24 Mar 2018, 15:39

David French seems to think that we need to give warmongers a chance because we never give them a chance. Also, it’s hilarious how he thinks that the reason for ISIS is insufficient hawkishness as opposed to a result of the Iraq War.
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Post by Mo » 31 Mar 2018, 11:05

Winning a nuclear war with Russia is like winning a knife fight 7-5.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... ith-russia
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Post by Aresen » 31 Mar 2018, 11:46

Mo wrote:
31 Mar 2018, 11:05
Winning a nuclear war with Russia is like winning a knife fight 7-5.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opin ... ith-russia
In a nuclear war with Russia, U.S. victory would remain the most likely outcome. That's primarily because the U.S. has better potential to get more nuclear warheads onto Russian targets than Russia could get onto U.S. targets.
I once read Herman Kahn's "On Thermonuclear War". That article is a new version of the same abstract intellectual idiocy. The only purpose of having nukes is to ensure the other guy dies too if he tries to use his - the MAD doctrine. (Or, if you are a minor power like North Korea, make the cost of hitting you too high.)
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Post by Kolohe » 31 Mar 2018, 23:31

It's a better article than the clickbait headline suggests, but I'm not about to white knight for 1) the Washington Examiner or 2) anything that puts Crimson Tide in a favorable light.
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Post by nicole » 05 Apr 2018, 10:02

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Post by Aresen » 05 Apr 2018, 10:34

In the meantime, white South Africans should be offering their energies (and for farmers, some of their land) to help find solutions. This will help secure their future in the country. Whereas attempts to defend their privilege could well lead to the loss of everything they own—an important lesson from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s.
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Post by dead_elvis » 05 Apr 2018, 11:20

an important lesson from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s.

I wonder if anyone else might have learned any lessons from Zimbabwe? Anyone? Bueller?
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Post by Warren » 05 Apr 2018, 11:51

dead_elvis wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 11:20
an important lesson from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s.

I wonder if anyone else might have learned any lessons from Zimbabwe? Anyone? Bueller?
Right?
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Post by dead_elvis » 05 Apr 2018, 12:01

Warren wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 11:51
dead_elvis wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 11:20
an important lesson from Zimbabwe in the early 2000s.

I wonder if anyone else might have learned any lessons from Zimbabwe? Anyone? Bueller?
Right?
Hard not to see emulating Zimbabwe as the ultimate in burning down your house to spite your face.
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Post by Aresen » 05 Apr 2018, 12:11

dead_elvis wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 12:01
Hard not to see emulating Zimbabwe as the ultimate in burning down your house to spite your face.
Agrarian populism is one of those bad ideas that never seems to die. However, I think the thumbnail of the author explains the stupidity here:
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Post by Mo » 27 Apr 2018, 14:06

Redstate is purging those that do not support Trump.
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Post by tr0g » 27 Apr 2018, 14:15

Mo wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 14:06
Redstate is purging those that do not support Trump.
MAGA hats for some, pink slips for others.
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Post by Aresen » 27 Apr 2018, 20:11

Mo wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 14:06
Redstate is purging those that do not support Trump.
I can hardly wait till they get to the point of purging the ones who stopped applauding first.
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Post by Jasper » 03 May 2018, 14:28

The latest Ross Douchehat column:

1. By the reaction I've seen on twitter, I suspect a great many people outraged by his column actually didn't read it.

2. Hey Ross, how about instead of robots, we decriminalize sex work? You do know your personal hero hung out with a whore, right?
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Post by Mo » 03 May 2018, 17:22

Pretty sure Ross doesn't want sex robots or sex work.
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Post by dhex » 03 May 2018, 17:55

no i don't wanna read a ross column no i said no no i said no

ahhhhhhhhhh

eh it was, oddly enough, fairly masturbatory. not ridiculous, but not not ridiculous either.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 03 May 2018, 19:12

It's complete horseshit. People being more able to get a thing is like asserting a positive right to that thing.
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Pretty sure Ross doesn't want sex robots or sex work.
Moreover, he wildly confuses "the freedom of people to agree to have sex for money" with "a right of any given person to have sex on demand". Sex workers have every right to refuse service at their discretion. Legalization of prostitution or (non-batshit insane) regulation of prostitution isn't going to provide incels mandatory fucking. I'm sure many of those guys give off the creepy-abuser or potential-serial-killer vibes that make sex workers say they suddenly have to leave, coughing and saying their herpagonasyphilaids is acting up.
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Post by dhex » 03 May 2018, 19:45

the comparison he's trying to tout as something worth considering from the fringes because something something something i dunno mang would almost kinda sorta make sense were it not someone else's body involved. e.g. demanding money from others for xyz is akin to demanding sex from others for xyz because something something something i dunno mang.
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Post by Painboy » 03 May 2018, 19:48

Eric the .5b wrote:
03 May 2018, 19:12
It's complete horseshit. People being more able to get a thing is like asserting a positive right to that thing.
Mo wrote:
03 May 2018, 17:22
Pretty sure Ross doesn't want sex robots or sex work.
Moreover, he wildly confuses "the freedom of people to agree to have sex for money" with "a right of any given person to have sex on demand". Sex workers have every right to refuse service at their discretion. Legalization of prostitution or (non-batshit insane) regulation of prostitution isn't going to provide incels mandatory fucking. I'm sure many of those guys give off the creepy-abuser or potential-serial-killer vibes that make sex workers say they suddenly have to leave, coughing and saying their herpagonasyphilaids is acting up.
Maybe not mandatory fucking but maybe sex vouchers for the visually disadvantaged?* Useable at any governement approved and regulated house of ill repute or robosex shops.

*Or would that be visibly disadvantaged?

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Post by dhex » 03 May 2018, 20:29

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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