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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
If he's such a great diplomat, why the abject...

If he's such a great diplomat, why the abject failure to influence foreign policy in Russia's favor? You'd think the greatest diplomat alive would at least be able to keep China and India on-side. At...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Ah, the Great Gender-Sex Divide. Is it real?...

Ah, the Great Gender-Sex Divide. Is it real? Should it be? Politicians don't know! High court judges don't know! Even some doctors don't know! Can't really expect a high school principal to figure it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
There's a place for the Pattons and MacArthurs in...

There's a place for the Pattons and MacArthurs in every army, but it's usually not going to be at the top.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 31,105
Posted By theprestige
Yeah. Better to keep pushing hard, take back...

Yeah. Better to keep pushing hard, take back everything they can, give up anything that they can't get now*, and then press for NATO membership in the few years' interval where Russia licks its...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 10:00 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
The "prosthesis" objection does have at least one...

The "prosthesis" objection does have at least one pitfall I can see, in a TRA context.

---

"That absurd prosthesis is not allowed here."

"How do you know it's a prosthesis?"

"Because...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 526
Posted By theprestige
CC's argument is that because we cannot possibly...

CC's argument is that because we cannot possibly have any data on liner performance in the New Madrid quake, this proposal should be denied already, without ever getting to the design phase.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Actually, this de facto split is kind of growing...

Actually, this de facto split is kind of growing on me. There's people on this forum who won't go anywhere near this topic in the Other Thread, but are willing to confront it and debate it here.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Gotcha. I do grant religion a special...

Gotcha. I do grant religion a special dispensation, so the "different rules!" argument won't work on me. And no, I'm not going to discuss the place of religion in society and public policy here. I...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
Nobody thinks your peace plan will save anything.

Nobody thinks your peace plan will save anything.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
From the article, it seems obvious why he was...

From the article, it seems obvious why he was picked. He had demonstrated strategic foresight. He had proven combat successes. He was experienced with the new doctrines and principles being...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Is it your claim that these comically large...

Is it your claim that these comically large prosthetic breasts are an expression of a sincerely held religious belief? Is it the teacher's?


Most healthy societies live and breathe and have...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Heh. What's your position, then? Is your...

Heh.

What's your position, then? Is your position that this should be prevented, but you can't figure out how to do it without also preventing something else that you don't think should be...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Thank you, I was having trouble finding the words...

Thank you, I was having trouble finding the words I needed for this.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Something that doesn't get touched on very much,...

Something that doesn't get touched on very much, probably because it's almost impossible to impress upon alien space robots who expect society to be organized according to a perfect system of formal...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 526
Posted By theprestige
If you already know there is no data, then why...

If you already know there is no data, then why are you asking for data?

What about data from predictive modeling and simulations? Recent advances in the computation of fluid dynamics has reduced...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
It's not like they're sending them all to the...

It's not like they're sending them all to the same campsite, all at once.

There's Russian units camped all over the occupied territory already. Each unit is (in theory) going to get some new...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
Apparently Russian soldiers receive most of their...

Apparently Russian soldiers receive most of their training at their first unit. The training personnel are the squaddies and NCOs at whatever unit currently in Ukraine they get deployed to. The...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Public display of sexual prostheses is the...

Public display of sexual prostheses is the problem.

Involving people in your kink without their consent is the problem.

These things should not be difficult to understand.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 07:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 526
Posted By theprestige
I'm saying there's already data about liner...

I'm saying there's already data about liner performance in earthquakes, but you're ignoring it. Why?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Today, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 526
Posted By theprestige
Obviously someone needs a landfill. All the waste...

Obviously someone needs a landfill. All the waste generated by humans being alive and doing things has to go somewhere.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
I doubt we're going to see a lot of fragging from...

I doubt we're going to see a lot of fragging from this. We weren't seeing much fragging to begin with, even though the morale of the first-wave troops, and their confidence in their leadership, must...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By theprestige
That's your argument? "The pledge of allegiance,...

That's your argument? "The pledge of allegiance, therefore open borders"? I'll leave you to it, then.


The whole thing is apocryphal. Constitution's got nothing to do with it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:24 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 31,105
Posted By theprestige
Granted it's fantasy, but still... even in...

Granted it's fantasy, but still... even in fantasy, the NATO members aren't stupid. They're not so excited about having Ukraine that they'd all vote to admit them overnight on what is clearly a point...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Swap society for school and you may be on to...

Swap society for school and you may be on to something about the trans activist agenda.

Imagine the cultural climate in which someone could feel confident in trying a display of this nature. Now...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
What makes you think it's a hoax? What makes...

What makes you think it's a hoax?

What makes you think it's a piss take?

It can't be both. Either someone is manufacturing evidence (who?), or someone is doing a real thing for a humorous...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
That's all we need. Ten thousand vatniks flying...

That's all we need. Ten thousand vatniks flying the Russian flag in Europe and crying about their Lost Cause.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
Okay, fair enough. You really want to talk about...

Okay, fair enough. You really want to talk about this, but you don't want to talk about it in terms of trans identity in public policy.

So go ahead. Say whatever it is you so much want to say...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By theprestige
Perhaps Gully Foyle is making a patriotic...

Perhaps Gully Foyle is making a patriotic nationalist case. America will persist and grow and continue to dominate, if it welcomes in as many millions of randos and fugitives as it can find.
...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By theprestige
If you want to argue for the abolition of jails,...

If you want to argue for the abolition of jails, you should probably start a separate thread for that.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 526
Posted By theprestige
There's no way to guarantee anything. This sounds...

There's no way to guarantee anything. This sounds like you're trying to work backwards from a pre-selected conclusion, to some kind of rationalization for just doing what you already decided should...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
Literally illegal, in many, more civilized,...

Literally illegal, in many, more civilized, jurisdictions. Does Germany not have anti-electioneering laws? Does CE not care for such laws?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 1,652
Posted By theprestige
It's generally considered antisocial to involve...

It's generally considered antisocial to involve people in your kink without their consent.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,046
Posted By theprestige
She's mouthing the party line even as she's...

She's mouthing the party line even as she's dissenting from the party line. Sometimes a conservative really is just a liberal that got mugged by reality.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
I call incompetent Russian web admin. The SSL...

I call incompetent Russian web admin. The SSL cert is valid. We're actually talking to the mil.ru server. It's the Russians themselves that are blocking access.

My guess is the server's being...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,342
Posted By theprestige
Respected by whom? I don't respect journalists...

Respected by whom? I don't respect journalists that gives credence to unconfirmed rumors. I don't respect journalists who post unconfirmed rumors on twitter, without doing any legwork. I don't...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 526
Posted By theprestige
So use that data? Why would there be liner data...

So use that data? Why would there be liner data about an event liners have never been through?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,906
Posted By theprestige
Clearly you have been awakened to the true nature...

Clearly you have been awakened to the true nature of white people and men, and are displaying your waking state for our review.
Forum: USA Politics 24th September 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By theprestige
Not really, no. Low security detention...

Not really, no.



Low security detention camp, and immediate deportation without an asylum hearing for anyone who leaves the camp without permission, seems more than reasonable.

I'm...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
403 for me as well. That's a server-side status...

403 for me as well. That's a server-side status code. Assuming the site's certificate is correct, someone with access to the mul.ru server is denying permission according to an unknown rule.

This...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,342
Posted By theprestige
Maybe just the CCP's version of a no confidence...

Maybe just the CCP's version of a no confidence vote and change of government. Something the parliamentary system takes in stride, and the US system can't really do at all.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
Could you not, please? I said what I meant. If...

Could you not, please? I said what I meant. If you want to make jokes, set them up yourself.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,611
Posted By theprestige
I'm sure it's already been done. But...

I'm sure it's already been done. But seriously,what is your problem? You already know that you are the final arbiter of right and wrong. If anyone disagrees, they must justify themselves to you, and...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,135
Views: 52,019
Posted By theprestige
That's nice, but what do you have for people who...

That's nice, but what do you have for people who don't trust the Russian ministry of defense?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 4,340
Posted By theprestige
Most criminals are idiots. Many criminals are...

Most criminals are idiots. Many criminals are drug addled idiots. You're begging the question that the ringleader in this hypothetical is some sort of clearheaded criminal mastermind. The scenario is...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,611
Posted By theprestige
NA's claim is indeed seriously weird. I hope you...

NA's claim is indeed seriously weird. I hope you don't think he's actually an authority on such things.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,611
Posted By theprestige
Go for it. I hope it works out for you.

Go for it. I hope it works out for you.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th September 2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 81,443
Posted By theprestige
Last time I checked, the reason Pluto was demoted...

Last time I checked, the reason Pluto was demoted was because if Pluto fits the definition, then potentially hundreds more objects would also be planets, and that's just too confusing and high effort...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,611
Posted By theprestige
The whole point of protestantism is that anyone...

The whole point of protestantism is that anyone can read the text for themselves, interpret it for themselves, and decide themselves to be a Christian. What that means, and whether they're being true...
Forum: Trials and Errors 24th September 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By theprestige
Now I more questions than before.

Now I more questions than before.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th September 2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,342
Posted By theprestige
Seems like she's just pimping her YouTube channel.

Seems like she's just pimping her YouTube channel.
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