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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,768
Posted By lomiller
Of course they are. Business make choices about...

Of course they are. Business make choices about which group of people is more valuable to them every single day. They weighed their options and made their choice accordingly. That's how freedom...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
Destroying towns is one thing, but if they can't...

Destroying towns is one thing, but if they can't hit military targets artillery becomes useless for holding ground. If Ukrainian artillery can destroy Russian tanks and troop carriers but the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
I doubt Russian commanders worry much about that...

I doubt Russian commanders worry much about that and the troops themselves may not even understand the risk. I can't imagine Russia is sending in the 750 new guns per month required to fire the 50...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
As discussed earlier in this thread after ~2000...

As discussed earlier in this thread after ~2000 shells an artillery piece looses accuracy and is no longer capable of the precise targeting needed to hit military targets. How effective can all...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 8,778
Posted By lomiller
Probably. Eight wingers will do everything in...

Probably. Eight wingers will do everything in their power to undermine basic human rights and freedom, and of course the right wing peanut gallery will cheer the whole way.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd June 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 95,862
Posted By lomiller
A swat team seems like simple dishonesty on his...

A swat team seems like simple dishonesty on his part. I'm speculating but I suspect of there is any truth what happened was than he was planning the unauthorized dumpling of millions of tonnes of...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,235
Posted By lomiller
I'd keep the money in the stock market and borrow...

I'd keep the money in the stock market and borrow money to buy the house. The key is to make sure it's a house you can afford for the high interest rate period we are likely to be in for the next...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 168,464
Posted By lomiller
Gold is essentially a proxy for the economy of...

Gold is essentially a proxy for the economy of India at this point. 40% of all the gold mined worldwide in 2021 went to the Jewelry market there.


Globally about 80% of all gold production goes...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 03:53 AM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,821
Posted By lomiller
Never trust anyone who tells you that they don't...

Never trust anyone who tells you that they don't need evidence for their position, but you need evidence if you want to disagree with them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 885
Posted By lomiller
There seems to have been an inordinate number of...

There seems to have been an inordinate number of Colorado lows in the last 6 months or so, though possibly they are just following a more northerly track. In any case they have been bringing lots of...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 168,464
Posted By lomiller
Net present value of future earnings. When...

Net present value of future earnings.

When you own shares you own a fraction of that companies future profits no matter whether they return that to you in the form of dividends or re-invest it...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 22nd June 2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 168,464
Posted By lomiller
You realty want to advertise your attempts to...

You realty want to advertise your attempts to create Strawman arguments?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd June 2022, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2,184
Views: 130,616
Posted By lomiller
IIRC SARSCoV2 can infect T-Cells

IIRC SARSCoV2 can infect T-Cells
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 953
Posted By lomiller
Sadly, in the absence of relevant State laws,...

Sadly, in the absence of relevant State laws, police in the US don't have a duty to protect or help anyone. Texas has no such law so there probably isn't even a valid civil case let alone a criminal...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 95,021
Posted By lomiller
What's with the guy at the beginning right after...

What's with the guy at the beginning right after the kid was shot. He run off to the side, lays down on his back like he was pretending to be injured then wandering off screen to the right. He has...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 10,831
Posted By lomiller
IOW the LA law is badly written and needs to be...

IOW the LA law is badly written and needs to be selectively enforced out of necessity. I'm not sure we should be surprised about selective enforcement and I think "I want different selective...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 21st June 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 168,464
Posted By lomiller
This seems unlikely. 1 gallon of diesel cost...

This seems unlikely.

1 gallon of diesel cost ~5.7USD and contains ~140MJ. 8.3TJ would translate to ~60 000 gallons of diesel costing ~360 000USD to mine 1 oz of gold so your number must be ~3...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 19,848
Posted By lomiller
You are blaming the wrong President. Inflation...

You are blaming the wrong President. Inflation comes from monetary expansion. The monetary expansion causing current inflation occurred while Trump was president.



High gas prices are the...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,060
Posted By lomiller
This is just typical conservative inability to...

This is just typical conservative inability to see anything beyond their own little self centered world, even when it comes to things that are in their own interest. Sick people contribute less to...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,060
Posted By lomiller
No. Facts are still facts, you just think there...

No. Facts are still facts, you just think there is something political about them because they contradict your beliefs. The problem is that facts are rarely on the Republican side these days,...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,417
Posted By lomiller
It's be better just to use a paper ballot but...

It's be better just to use a paper ballot but voting machines is what the US uses, and unless there is actual evidence of a security compromise you can't just ignore any result you don't like...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th June 2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 169,062
Posted By lomiller
You dare to call other brain damaged when you...

You dare to call other brain damaged when you can't eve keep basic facts like how the current deficit came about straight?



Conservatives don't make money fall from they sky, they make...
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,163
Posted By lomiller
Only someone who doesn't understand what the word...

Only someone who doesn't understand what the word partisan means would say something like this.

Republicans refusing to participate in such an important hearing is clearly a partisan action, and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By lomiller
:eek: That's nearly escape velocity! :p

:eek: That's nearly escape velocity!

:p
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,163
Posted By lomiller
FYI

FYI
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,163
Posted By lomiller
It was never an actual debate. You just kept...

It was never an actual debate. You just kept repeating the word even after it was pointed out you were using it incorrectly.
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,163
Posted By lomiller
If the committee is acting on merit, by...

If the committee is acting on merit, by definition it is not acting in a partisan manor. You need to either prove you claim the committee is partisan by showing how it's acting in a partisan manor...
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,163
Posted By lomiller
No, no it's not

No, no it's not
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 161,163
Posted By lomiller
http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/pictur...

http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=82&pictureid=13128
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 2,286
Posted By lomiller
The Republicans declined to participate. That's...

The Republicans declined to participate. That's just the right taking one of the most dangerous moments in US history any playing silly politics with it.

The opportunity there to participate,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,156
Views: 89,768
Posted By lomiller
Governments picking winners and looser in the...

Governments picking winners and looser in the market place based on which companies support them and which doesn't is a very dangerous precedent. This was the economic model that NAZI Germany used...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 169,062
Posted By lomiller
The recession started in 2008 and the budget the...

The recession started in 2008 and the budget the Harper government budget (necessarily prepared BEFORE 2008) already projected a deficit. The surplus it inherited was gone before the recession ever...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 169,062
Posted By lomiller
A structural deficit meas that over the long term...

A structural deficit meas that over the long term you will run a deficit regardless of economic conditions. A structural surplus means you will runs a long term surplus even if you dip into deficit...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
If corporations don't sell their products for...

If corporations don't sell their products for whatever the market will bear resellers will step in to buy up their products and scoop up the profit they leave on the table.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 8th June 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
Some of it is coming from high oil prices caused...

Some of it is coming from high oil prices caused by sanctions and general fear. Oil prices have long had an upward pressure on US inflation and a downward pressure on the US economy. An increase in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th June 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By lomiller
Only true of M16 variants used by the US. The C7...

Only true of M16 variants used by the US. The C7 and C8 have always been full auto.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th June 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By lomiller
So they will use lower pressure ammo for...

So they will use lower pressure ammo for training? That will reduce the issues with barrel life, but is it really wise to train with one set of characteristics but change to a higher recoil more...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th June 2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By lomiller
The rifles and squad machine gun were already...

The rifles and squad machine gun were already both using the same 5.56 ammo. There would probably be some M240's in each platoon, those use 7.62 ammo, but it sounds like there may be a conversion...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th June 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,673
Posted By lomiller
US Army to replace the M16\M4 as it's primary service rifle

I haven't seen this discussed anywhere else so I'm starting a thread. Hopefully this is the right sub-forum.


The M16 and it's variants have been the primary service rifle for 60 years but...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
Why not? Even if Russia could do anything about...

Why not? Even if Russia could do anything about it why is it any of Russia's business what countries join NATO. If it doesn't intend to invade these countries and repeat the Genocides committed in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
Nothing changed for NATO at the end of the cold...

Nothing changed for NATO at the end of the cold war, it was The Soviet Union that imploded because it's policies and ideals were unsustainable and noncompetitive. NATO is, as it's always been, a...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 1st June 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,524
Views: 168,464
Posted By lomiller
John Maynard Keynes: “Markets can stay irrational...

John Maynard Keynes: “Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 1st June 2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 166,943
Posted By lomiller
That sounds a lot like 9\11 CT that argues early,...

That sounds a lot like 9\11 CT that argues early, erroneous, statements prove that latter more accurate information are really part of a coverup. The earliest confirmed case was recorded on Dec 11,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 1st June 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
LOL what a moron. If you start a war don't whine...

LOL what a moron. If you start a war don't whine when you get shot at.



Again what a moron. Russia doesn't have the capability to sink a US aircraft carrier. Russia's technological...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3,133
Views: 216,932
Posted By lomiller
I talked about this last year. From Canada's...

I talked about this last year. From Canada's perspective the UK has already been granted quota for products like dairy under the previous EU agreement of which the UK was party to. The UK leaving...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
I don't think how many of it's soldier die plays...

I don't think how many of it's soldier die plays any role in Russia's definition for success.



Putin has made it clear that in Russia's view there is no "Ukraine proper" it's all just Russia...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 31st May 2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 43,042
Posted By lomiller
They are trying to control strategically routes...

They are trying to control strategically routes into Russia that could be fortified and defended, or used to launch attacks on Western Europe, in the case of a larger conflict. Most of the remaining...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st May 2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 166,943
Posted By lomiller
If it jumped to earlier than Nov that early case...

If it jumped to earlier than Nov that early case numbers would have been much much higher in Dec unless it was limping along with very low Transmissibility for a month or so while it adapted to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st May 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 166,943
Posted By lomiller
There is also the fact that we have found similar...

There is also the fact that we have found similar and even more advanced FCS in other wild Corona Viruses. Also worth reminding everyone that Covid only has a partial FCS rather than a full FCS...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 31st May 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 166,943
Posted By lomiller
It was not even bungled all that badly from the...

It was not even bungled all that badly from the details I've seen. Physicians see a lot of cases of pneumonia and even when it "looks different" they don't immediately jump to the conclusion it's...
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