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If Ellie still wants a tramp stamp but doesn't feel mathematical enough to deserve a Mandelbrot, maybe she could compromise and get a tattoo of Charlie Chaplin? Possibly done as a postage stamp.
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"Why do you have a Hitler tramp stamp?"
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Jennifer wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 21:53 If Ellie still wants a tramp stamp but doesn't feel mathematical enough to deserve a Mandelbrot, maybe she could compromise and get a tattoo of Charlie Chaplin? Possibly done as a postage stamp.
This is hilarious! I love this idea. I might actually do this someday.
Shem wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 05:33 "Why do you have a Hitler tramp stamp?"
On the other hand...
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I'm torn between loving it and pedantically pointing out that it looks wrong to be centered like that.
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It would be more funny if it was flipped.
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I wonder if MAGA tattoo parlors are offering Trump Rumps.
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If only Jingle Bells could always accompanied by a christmas tree lighting on fire


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dead_elvis wrote: 04 Dec 2020, 19:51 If only Jingle Bells could always accompanied by a christmas tree lighting on fire


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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The War on Christmas has really escalated.
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Well played
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Eric the .5b wrote: 05 Nov 2020, 13:04 As Trump impotently tweets "STOP THE COUNT!", I'm glad he's not a Prime Minister who might actually be able to make that happen.
This is a bit flip, but if he was a prime minister he wouldn’t be prime minister because he’d have a) never won in the first place and b) lost a vote of no confidence. The “parliamentary systems are worse because Trump would have more power” ignore the other checks parliamentary systems have to prevent a person like Trump from coming to power. They do have their weaknesses, but so does ours.
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Mo wrote: 05 Dec 2020, 10:12
Eric the .5b wrote: 05 Nov 2020, 13:04 As Trump impotently tweets "STOP THE COUNT!", I'm glad he's not a Prime Minister who might actually be able to make that happen.
This is a bit flip, but if he was a prime minister he wouldn’t be prime minister because he’d have a) never won in the first place and b) lost a vote of no confidence. The “parliamentary systems are worse because Trump would have more power” ignore the other checks parliamentary systems have to prevent a person like Trump from coming to power. They do have their weaknesses, but so does ours.
It is a bit flip and pat. A parliamentary system might not put a particular politically inexperienced demagogue in charge (unless, you know, his party gets a majority and is afraid of him). It has absolutely no special magic against incompetents or autocrats getting in power. They just have to be able to rattle off some mangled Greek on TV.
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Sure. But in the US all it would have taken to remove Trump would have been a no confidence vote and flipping two of McCain, Collins, Murkowski and Flake. You don’t need to flip the full party.
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Mo wrote: 06 Dec 2020, 00:00 Sure. But in the US all it would have taken to remove Trump would have been a no confidence vote and flipping two of McCain, Collins, Murkowski and Flake. You don’t need to flip the full party.
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Mo wrote: 06 Dec 2020, 00:00 Sure. But in the US all it would have taken to remove Trump would have been a no confidence vote and flipping two of McCain, Collins, Murkowski and Flake. You don’t need to flip the full party.
All it would have taken, but they couldn't even get that in the real world during the impeachment.

The support of Trumpkins could have easily cowed the party in a parliamentary system. Unless we want to go to the "but all the parties and people would be different in that system, anyway" route, but that that's just a cheap dodge to avoid comparisons.
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I mean if you’re vote 51 in a 66 vote requirement you’re going to act differently than if you’re vote 51 in a 51 vote game. Parties act more ruthlessly for party leaders in parliamentary systems. The Tories had control for the entire period and had 3 different PMs over the course of Trump’s presidency. Without even saying different people, the incentives are different and you can throw a leader overboard and still keep control.
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There are two things on this story about aliens that make it seem completely unbelievable.

https://www.jpost.com/omg/former-israel ... ady-651405

1) Trump is aware and kept it secret. Come the fuck on. That dude can’t keep anything fucking secret unless it implicates him in crimes.
2) The aliens are only in contact with the US and Israel. I could believe only being in contact with the US, but there is zero chance aliens are picking Israel as their #2 contact point. China, Russia, UK, France, Germany or India are all credible second contact countries, but Israel?

ETA: You could get me to believe Israel is on this very short list if you followed up with, “What we thought was Jehovah were actually aliens”
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Trump keeps quiet because he's laundering money for the aliens.
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Mo wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 04:10 There are two things on this story about aliens that make it seem completely unbelievable.

https://www.jpost.com/omg/former-israel ... ady-651405

1) Trump is aware and kept it secret. Come the fuck on. That dude can’t keep anything fucking secret unless it implicates him in crimes.
2) The aliens are only in contact with the US and Israel. I could believe only being in contact with the US, but there is zero chance aliens are picking Israel as their #2 contact point. China, Russia, UK, France, Germany or India are all credible second contact countries, but Israel?

ETA: You could get me to believe Israel is on this very short list if you followed up with, “What we thought was Jehovah were actually aliens”
Did you check if the aliens still have their foreskins?
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Mo wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 04:10 There are two things on this story about aliens that make it seem completely unbelievable.
We should use 'ETs' instead of 'aliens' to avoid the confusion with people crossing imaginary lines.

That this story is about ETs is enough to make it completely unbelievable.
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Mo wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 04:10 There are two things on this story about aliens that make it seem completely unbelievable.

1) Trump is aware and kept it secret. Come the fuck on. That dude can’t keep anything fucking secret unless it implicates him in crimes.
2) The aliens are only in contact with the US and Israel. I could believe only being in contact with the US, but there is zero chance aliens are picking Israel as their #2 contact point. China, Russia, UK, France, Germany or India are all credible second contact countries, but Israel?
Technically, he doesn't say that they're only in contact with the US and Israel - it might be that those are the only two countries he knows to be in contact with the aliens. The only way I could see aliens picking just the US and Israel is if they landed in Israel. Why they would want to do that, I have no idea, and if you picked a random spot on Earth, even a random populated spot, it's highly unlikely to be Israel, since not even one-tenth of a percent of the world's land area is Israel.

#1 is completely accurate, though. (I can see the headlines now - "EXTRATERRESTRIALS ARE REAL - AND THEY HAVE THE DIRT ON TRUMP!")
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JD wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 12:08
Mo wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 04:10 There are two things on this story about aliens that make it seem completely unbelievable.

1) Trump is aware and kept it secret. Come the fuck on. That dude can’t keep anything fucking secret unless it implicates him in crimes.
2) The aliens are only in contact with the US and Israel. I could believe only being in contact with the US, but there is zero chance aliens are picking Israel as their #2 contact point. China, Russia, UK, France, Germany or India are all credible second contact countries, but Israel?
Technically, he doesn't say that they're only in contact with the US and Israel - it might be that those are the only two countries he knows to be in contact with the aliens. The only way I could see aliens picking just the US and Israel is if they landed in Israel. Why they would want to do that, I have no idea, and if you picked a random spot on Earth, even a random populated spot, it's highly unlikely to be Israel, since not even one-tenth of a percent of the world's land area is Israel.

#1 is completely accurate, though. (I can see the headlines now - "EXTRATERRESTRIALS ARE REAL - AND THEY HAVE THE DIRT ON TRUMP!")
On the other hand, everyone else fights over that dust ball, so aliens planning there and making for even more fighting would be apropos.
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The Mormons are wrong; the aliens are the lost tribes of Israel. Neil Young is their prophet.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 08 Dec 2020, 14:12 The Mormons are wrong; the aliens are the lost tribes of Israel. Neil Young is their prophet.
Neil Young should remember, Space Jews don't need him around anyhow.
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