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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Authoritarianism
« on: October 11, 2021, 01:32:14 PM »
States may not get along but even the most staunch repugnican is not going to secede from America. It would be economical suicide and only lead to worse outcome for the residents

You'd need a new currency, passport and establish trade relationships with a country who would not hold you in high esteem - even if the seceding was legal.

What about defense? You'd need your own defense force - hardware too. How much of all the fighter jets and naval destroyers, tanks etc belong to the 'new country'? How much can you be self reliant? With industry, fuel, oil and food production?

For a state to secede would not be legal. I imagine America (if states did this) would immediately sanction them. And threaten any other country with sanctions if they traded with them. Basically make life so impossible to be their own country, they would give up or not even attempt it

The new country might also lose a fair chunk of its populous as they go to where the grass is greener.

So while the repugnicans talk tough, they will never follow through with it because it would be suicide. They are just pandering to the lowest common denominators, stirring up rage to drum up votes from plebs who dont know shit about how their own country works
Defence? For what it is worth...

Shifter, the USA goverment just lost a 20+ year multri-trillion dollar war to guerrilla fighters with 50 year old soviet hardware who donít live with electricity.

The American citizenry has more guns than the military and the police by several orders of magnitude.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Authoritarianism
« on: October 11, 2021, 01:19:35 PM »


Good discussion about cancel culture (even if you don't agree with everything they say).
One of the problems with cancel culture is that eventually the left will go after themselves.... because points are scored only by outing supposed "Bad Thought" (What becomes bad thought is at the whims of those people in that moment)

So even if you agree with things said by social media by the left, say one wrong thing, even something you said 30-20 years ago and they will burn you at the stake for points.

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The Lounge / Re: A year ago, we lost a legend
« on: September 16, 2021, 12:21:42 PM »
Very sad, but to all good things come an end.

At least I got good memories of him.

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Life Beyond 3: Official Trailer



In Search of Giants

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: August 26, 2021, 01:55:31 PM »
Portland isn't just a weird place... it is dangerous.

Fucking needles everywhere, including streets kids need to walk for school. Terrible.

Homeless junkies tents/camps everywhere, and like I mentioned they are now spreading out into neighbouring towns/suburbs.

Add to that the riots from the last years that burned parts to the ground... and the wildfires that made breathing outside almost impossible for at least week. Fires that were at least partially arsonism...


why we can't have nice things.
now i must sleep and possibly dream about the fall of the western world and the end of civilized humanity.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: August 26, 2021, 01:22:57 PM »
Shit
Did you see what happened at kabul?
12 US service members killed at that airport.

And biden laughs, doesn't take questions. Your greatest embarrassment.
I think your country is going to collapse soon.

Your government is just giving up and letting things fall apart

You defaulted on your national debt before congress recessed until next month and though it is not being reported government is selling off assets and property and cutting from programs left and right while printing money to pay it. They never will.

The voice president tells people to get your christmas gifts now, so the government is anticipating an other national lockdown and shortage of everything.

Restaurants in some places like portland are offering to pay people 25$ an hour for entry level positions because nobody wants to work and because of inflation. Homeless tents are definitively spreading out from portland now. Vagrants and people scoping out for things aswel.

You have been watching entirely too much Fox News.
I don't watch that... stupid boomer channel.

Sources from people who live around portland... and they hate it there.

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Given my family history, I may be genetically predispositioned to heart attacks, like myocardia infarction. The vaccines also have a history of causing this.

So that is why I am not sure if I should get it... and a bit afraid.

I guess you will all be eager to call me a mommy or kid killer because of my choices and genetic history.


How would you feel if i said that to you?

If you continue "debating" like that I probably will cease discussing it with you altogether.

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If the vaccin is save why are pharmaceuticals trying to make sure they can't get sued for deaths or injuries from the vaccin?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:43:07 PM »
Shit
Did you see what happened at kabul?
12 US service members killed at that airport.

And biden laughs, doesn't take questions. Your greatest embarrassment.
I think your country is going to collapse soon.

Your government is just giving up and letting things fall apart

You defaulted on your national debt before congress recessed until next month and though it is not being reported government is selling off assets and property and cutting from programs left and right while printing money to pay it. They never will.

The voice president tells people to get your christmas gifts now, so the government is anticipating an other national lockdown and shortage of everything.

Restaurants in some places like portland are offering to pay people 25$ an hour for entry level positions because nobody wants to work and because of inflation. Homeless tents are definitively spreading out from portland now. Vagrants and people scoping out for things aswel.

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Pedophiles and rapists and murderers and criminal scum otherwise get a free ride in this world.

Iím just used to it at this point.

All is lost and Iím just waiting for it to collapse.

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The Lounge / Re: Ruin a first date in 4 words or less
« on: May 11, 2021, 11:57:27 AM »
I Fuck Dead People

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Oh shut up, without SpaceX it would have taken the USA an other 15-20 years before they could launch their own astronauts again without relying on a mortal enemy.
Nah.  Boeing is only about 2 years behind SpaceX and should have their service going sometime next year.

Meanwhile, NASA's drone has completed its 4th test flight on Mars and is moving into an operational demo phase.
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8936/nasas-ingenuity-helicopter-to-begin-new-demonstration-phase/
The only reason Boeing is where they are now, is because of SpaceX' push. Without that they would happily take a decade more or so in their crawling development.

Even with orders of magnitude more money, time, history and scale Boeing is way behind on SpaceX.

Oldspace companies would have not gotten anybody into space for decades more if it was not for newspace to wake them up.

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Oh shut up, without SpaceX it would have taken the USA an other 15-20 years before they could launch their own astronauts again without relying on a mortal enemy.

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Still, I could think of better ways to spend billions of dollars than to hover a drone for under a minute.


Sounds like they're progressing pretty well.

How much for R&D?
How much for rocket? The rocket launch? etc

Cost is far more than $82 million. Even that price is outrageous for a cheap drone

The Wright brothers used their own money. Not tax payers. And I bet it came to less than the equivalent of $82 million for their POS plane
You do realize that money spend on projects such as this goes right back to the taxpayer, by employing many thousands of USA citizens and paying hundreds of companies for materials and construction/research?

Much better than the billions of dollars send to the black money hole that is Israel....

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I'm pretty sure a metro would be able to handle more people, and faster?

From what I have seen of the public transport system in the USA though its a nasty and dangerous place with trash everywhere and people stealing/stabbing.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: April 16, 2021, 01:35:16 PM »
Very sad and depressing, all this suffering.

Short bursts of anger where people snap is a societal issue.

One which no gun control measures enacted virtually anywhere have ever resolved.

You take away peoples guns you just make them allthemore controllable and malleable by government. Consequentially those who fall through the cracks in any society due to mental illness just find other ways to slaughter people. And there is always the black market, which will always exist. In Europe especially there is a thriving illegal gun market that has been getting larger increasingly.

Gun control only affects law abiding citizens, not criminals. You also will no longer be able to regulate the market.

Iím not excusing mass shootings/murders, but these happen in every other country too.



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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:55:44 AM »
Fix the mental health crisis, this will be beneficial to everybody in the long run. Obviously this has only gotten worse as people were fired en masse and families put on the street because they couldn't pay rent.

Desperate times cause an influx in angered, deeply saddened and confused people who have lost everything.

Mass shootings are a symptom. You have take the problem out at the root.

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To me, this overhead view of time gives a profound perspective - that we are living inside the hot flash of the Big Bang, the perfect moment to soak in the sights and sounds of a universe in its glory days, before it all fades away.  Although the end will eventually come, we have a practical infinity of time to play with if we play our cards right. The future may look bleak, but we have enormous potential as a species.

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The search has led to new discoveries that will blow your mind wide open and give a profound new perspective on human life. The deeper we look, the deeper we see into nature's imagination, and the more we learn about ourselves.  I hope stewing on these thoughts tickles your brain as deeply as it does mine.

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Landing:


EVA:


Liftoff:

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Why Should We Go To Mars?
« on: February 28, 2021, 10:37:00 AM »
You could have bought multiple subwoofers for Africans.

When has money send to Africa NOT been burned on weapons, or temporarily water/agriculture/construction systems that failed within several years due to a lack of maintenance/repair skills?

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You say this ^ shifter, yet, you spend much of your time saying how terrible conservatives are. So I guess democrats are the answer? Guess they are not corrupt?
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Remember in the 90s (before shitty social media and popularism politics) when George Bush lost after a single term. He smiled as he said his opponent ran a strong campaign, congratulated him and said he would help him transition to the new government and Bush's supporters cheered at that. Contrast that to Trump after his election loss. Both of these men represented the Republican party.

Democrats back then didnít burn cities to the ground and call for concentration camps of their opposition and for taking children away from their parents to be reeducated.

Which is why now there are several ďreport Trump supportersĒ websites. People are ratting on each other, children are ratting on their parents for being reps.

They don't want unity. They want what people incidentally had before the internet, which is a monoculture where everyone is like them and thinks like them.

If you would express a political opinion that isnít in line with what Antifa enforces in Portland in say a restaurant or any other public place, you can expect to be stabbed and beaten. And nobody to come and help you. That happens all the time there now.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Why Should We Go To Mars?
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:23:00 AM »
The whole idea, once you get past the hype and the rich boys playing with their toys, of some independent colony on mars is ludicrous.
About 100 years of so ago, the notion of air travel becoming commonplace was little more than "hype and the rich boys playing with their toys", but look where we are now.
So? I don't see how that is relevant.    Where is there any actual equivalence?
Like air travel 100 years ago, manned space travel is still in its infancy and very expensive.  However, like air travel, the prices for manned space travel are coming down as more and more commercial space companies come on line.  Eventually the prices will come down so that manned space travel will no longer the sole domain for governments and the ultra rich.

What is the point of a mars colony?  There is no economic case and anyone who goes will just die horribly in a dreadful hell hole. 
The Earth will eventually die and Mars is merely a stepping stone to becoming a multi-planet civilization.  I agree that none of us will likely live long enough to see us become a space faring civilization, but that doesn't mean that it isn't a worthy (and very likely a necessary) long term goal.

Provided the Earth doesn't run out of extractable natural resources first

The Earth was always going to die. However it's going to take orders of magnitude more times than homo sapiens have ever existed before that happens. Perhaps we should work on ensuring the health of our own planet before writing it off in favour of one that is far worse. I mean, if you can bring Mars to a point where life is sustainable, then imagine what you could do for the Earth

It would probably be better to take control of large asteroids and do millions of fly bys of the Earth which each pass slightly tugging Earth away from the Sun then it would to try and make humans live on Mars or Titan. Just ensure you don't accidentally have said asteroid slam into the Earth instead!
What if people said that 60 years ago and we never had earth research satellites, zero-gravity medical research oppertunities, GPS satellites and communication satellites.

Regardless, there will always be people in shitty situations. You can't change suppressive governess of/or a broken people perhaps inherent to their culture. Look at what happened to the middle east when the west tried to intervene. 50 years ago it was actually a place of beauty. Now everything has been flattened with the ground.

We should not waste our potential as a society to push humanity further as a whole, by the lowest possible denominator of our species. People, no, hundreds of countries have been throwing money at Africa for more than half a century. Money does not solve all problems, agency and education of a people does.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: Why Should We Go To Mars?
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:16:43 AM »
Because life is precious, especially when it is sapient. I think microbial life is common, maybe complex life with simple brains. But sentient or even sapient life... very rare in the galaxy.

There are several species that could probably be on our level of intelligence, but their brains are stuck in a body that does not allow them to reach their full potential. Look at dolphins for example, if they had ways to manipulate objects they could probably form a complex society. They could create places of residence for themselves, allowing for idle thought and more time spend thinking and developing their minds.

Alas, they are stuck in a body with mere flippers. They have the sweet sting of intelligence, but can not use it to the fullest extend.

Rather sad, when you think about what could have been. Perhaps we would have had an equal species to converse with and learn from.


So then it is up to us, to use this blink in the moment of time of the Earth where a single species has reached sapience, to use our granted intellect to its fullest potentional. If not, we are a waste of evolution.

In turn,  hopefully we can spread life, complex or simple, any life, around our solar system. Mars probably only saw the earliest microbes in its existence. Wouldn't it be pure and utter beauty if we could....
An other obvious reason is that we could safeguard life from a single mass-extinction event that wipes the floor with even bacteria and microbes. Wouldn't it be a terrible fate for our solar system if it was left dark and empty, perhaps forever until the end of time....

Unless we do something about it.


Sunsets and sunrises, the brilliance of orbital motions and the atmosphere dancing. For billions of years this beauty has been wasted on nothingness, or creatures that could never appreciate it.

We can.

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The Lounge / Re: Cool websites: "Clues forum" and "Stolen History"
« on: February 20, 2021, 12:16:58 PM »
But cluesforum is retarded....

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Great Gender Bender Debate
« on: February 15, 2021, 10:34:08 AM »
I wonder if woman/trans people will be calling for 50/50 quotas when a nuclear reactor explodes and thousands of men -liquidators- have to literally climb on the roof to clean up extremely radioactive debris.



At 22:06 you can see them throwing actual graphite from the core off the roof using their hands.
19:52: "I will transfer a few hundred people through the zone. I will not know who they are and I will not see their faces behind protective masks and I will never know what is going to happen to them afterwards."

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: R.I.P. Screech
« on: February 02, 2021, 07:25:32 AM »
Fucking cancer man. Scares the shit out of me.

He seems to have done quite a few things in his life, good for him.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The heartwarming tale of GME
« on: February 01, 2021, 10:23:10 AM »
Hedge funds, GME and AMC isn't going to the moon. It's going to destroy Uranus.

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I hope you and your employee both recover well.

The super rich continue to get richer. Lower to middle class continue to get poorer.

As always.

I no longer believe the middle class can get out of this spiral as long as they play by the rules.... the recent stock market has all but proved that. After all, the rich don't play by their own rules either.

Time to diversify money, get into crypto currency. Had I gotten in that two years ago, I could have had enough money to buy a house. I allowed people to talk me out of it.


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