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Forum: USA Politics 16th August 2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,635
Posted By Delvo
It didn't need torture to make it worthless. It...

It didn't need torture to make it worthless. It was an invalid non-analogous non-analogy from the start.

For one thing, in sports, there's no role within the system for talking about each other...
Forum: USA Politics 15th August 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,635
Posted By Delvo
So, when the majority opinion happens to actually...

So, when the majority opinion happens to actually be what the left thinks, or when it happens to actually be what the right thinks...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th August 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,583
Posted By Delvo
Geometrically, there's no real distinction...

Geometrically, there's no real distinction between those two things.

But one of the two descriptions not only yields easier, more straightforward calculations of that geometry, but also only...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th August 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,496
Posted By Delvo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4W1g-6JiY&t=91s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4W1g-6JiY&t=91s

The link stars at 1:31, which is when she starts on the subject of the input & output energy levels.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th August 2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,496
Posted By Delvo
It does if you only gave it 100 trillionths of a...

It does if you only gave it 100 trillionths of a second of fuel to use up. It's just a type of positive feedback, and positive feedback reactions end whenever the conditions they depend on to keep...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,635
Posted By Delvo
That scenario of asking politicians to choose...

That scenario of asking politicians to choose Yang or AOC is a perfect illustration of what's really wrong with this project. AOC actually does sometimes distinguish herself from both parties and...
Forum: USA Politics 6th August 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,001
Posted By Delvo
I still expect the response to something much...

I still expect the response to something much worse to be much better. The main reason why people could so easily get apathetic about this one, or even think it was really nothing at all, was because...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th August 2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,583
Posted By Delvo
No, and it's one of the top few items on every...

No, and it's one of the top few items on every professional physicist's list of remaining unsolved mysteries of physics.

To explain the increase, just explaining why the expansion happens at all...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
The more he says things like that, the more he...

The more he says things like that, the more he looks to me like someone who suffers from deep intense insecurity. The bombast & bluster is the best somebody like that can do; people who are actually...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd August 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,583
Posted By Delvo
The rate of expansion was given above (70...

The rate of expansion was given above (70 kilometers per megaparsec per second), but the units are a bit awkward, with two of the units being distance. What it means, if we keep both of those...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd August 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
His behavior at a recent gold event is an example...

His behavior at a recent gold event is an example of why I have yet to be convinced he'll run for President again. His greatest fear is being seen as a loser, and nothing would secure that for all...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,635
Posted By Delvo
Not just Europe and not just them + other...

Not just Europe and not just them + other similarly advanced countries either; practically all American politicians are even substantially to the right of the American people.
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,635
Posted By Delvo
What's the "bonkers" that anybody's going to the...

What's the "bonkers" that anybody's going to the left? What are these "bonkers" extremist positions that people supposedly believe and are damaging the country by so viciously fighting for?

Yang &...
Forum: USA Politics 29th July 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,635
Posted By Delvo
Two premises they state in explanation are so...

Two premises they state in explanation are so obviously false that it's difficult to believe they are really this dumb instead of just lying.

One such premise is that there's an "extreme left"...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th July 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,281
Posted By Delvo
I'm not aware of a general name for this form of...

I'm not aware of a general name for this form of argument. I've seen people struggle with questions that can't really be answered about how to draw a crisp line in a fuzzy area with no real lines, or...
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,641
Posted By Delvo
My preferred solution comes in two steps. 1:...

My preferred solution comes in two steps.

1: Break the country up into several large chunks. At this point, it wouldn't matter which side introduced the bill in Congress; plenty would vote for it...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
And Biden hasn't done the Trumpian "Me me me!"...

And Biden hasn't done the Trumpian "Me me me!" antics over it... like somehow getting a bunch of doctors to pose in military-like formation outside the hospital for a picture to be labeled as if they...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
One never knows what corner of the government...

One never knows what corner of the government will suddenly end up in the middle of a major news story when it wasn't before. If one's people are already there before that happens, they can start...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
The weirdest part of that "plan" is Trump...

The weirdest part of that "plan" is Trump thinking he even HAS so many "loyalists".
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,398
Posted By Delvo
Not wrong, just lying.

Not wrong, just lying.
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,054
Posted By Delvo
He's voted to approve Biden's judge nominees, who...

He's voted to approve Biden's judge nominees, who mostly haven't been the bloodthirsty fascist religious-war-on-our-own-people maniacs Republicans would have wanted (until recently).

Other than...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,398
Posted By Delvo
I have no comment on Carter; it was so long ago...

I have no comment on Carter; it was so long ago that I not only was 0 years old at the time but also have no problem with accepting that maybe running as a centrist might have made sense back then in...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 773
Posted By Delvo
of her ads were all about comparing her...

of her ads were all about comparing her demeanor to his. mentioned policies at all. (And those were usually about maintaining the status quo because nothing's seriously wrong & in need of...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,398
Posted By Delvo
Ya, let's keep repeating the same...

Ya, let's keep repeating the same proven-dead-wrong things that got us into the current mess in the first place. It's bound to get different results sooner or later!

This forum badly needs an...
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
A few dozen thousand in a few states. One of...

A few dozen thousand in a few states.

One of the closest ever; closer than others that were famous for how close they'd been (but those just didn't have such propagandistic denialism afterward of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th July 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,997
Posted By Delvo
(I'm sure there are lots of places like that...

(I'm sure there are lots of places like that along lots of other borders, but it's a funky concept to Americans because foreign countries feel so much farther away to us; most of us could go hundreds...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th July 2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,997
Posted By Delvo
I live a roughly-20-minute drive from a river...

I live a roughly-20-minute drive from a river bend which goes around a park in the USA from which we can see Canada to the north, northwest, west, and southwest. But there's only one bridge, so we...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By Delvo
That's why the "New Deal" is in the name. It's a...

That's why the "New Deal" is in the name. It's a reference to a previous package of policies which was called the "New Deal", which itself was a reference to an even more previous one called the...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 773
Posted By Delvo
And the basis for bringing him into this is...

And the basis for bringing him into this is...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 773
Posted By Delvo
That is the worst question the Democrats could...

That is the worst question the Democrats could possibly be asking right now.

For one thing, they have a track record of answering it in the exact opposite way from the way reality has consistently...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
Where are these wild excessive demands that The...

Where are these wild excessive demands that The Enemy was making?
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
You could ditch TapaCrap.

You could ditch TapaCrap.
Forum: USA Politics 12th July 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
Voting for Democrats is proven not to work. ...

Voting for Democrats is proven not to work.

So is the party's strategy, which you just exemplified, of trying to attack & scold & blame voters into voting for them instead of offering them...
Forum: USA Politics 12th July 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
You found some regulations. You have yet to...

You found some regulations. You have yet to establish that regulations equal war. (...especially in context of the lack of any such claims of "war" on any other regulated industry)
Forum: USA Politics 12th July 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
So, with fuel prices going back down, did Biden...

So, with fuel prices going back down, did Biden call off the "war" on fossil fuel? Did he surrender? Did the fuels cleverly outmaneuver him?

Surely that "war" couldn't have been just another...
Forum: USA Politics 12th July 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
People aren't "perfectly happy" or "content" with...

People aren't "perfectly happy" or "content" with this. They just know there's nothing they can do.
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,398
Posted By Delvo
That's not believable. Even if we seriously call...

That's not believable. Even if we seriously call travel tiring (if you're not the driver it's just sitting in a seat while a machine moves you), coming back to the USA in the middle there doesn't...
Forum: USA Politics 7th July 2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,398
Posted By Delvo
And apparently he didn't know how bad the timing...

And apparently he didn't know how bad the timing would look because he didn't know the Imperial Court's ruling was about to officially happen. :boggled:

Now 71% want him not to rerun. While his...
Forum: USA Politics 4th July 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,383
Posted By Delvo
Before long it would be Fallen Star.

Before long it would be Fallen Star.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 2nd July 2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Delvo
The thing about the lack of a hole reminds me:...

The thing about the lack of a hole reminds me: that's actually another reason to doubt that this even is a curse scrap. The tradition with curse tablets is to fix them to something/somewhere...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
The Manchin Sinematic Universe has been approving...

The Manchin Sinematic Universe has been approving non-maniacal appointments so far; their obstructionism has just been about legislation. But even if that weren't the case, it wouldn't make literally...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,398
Posted By Delvo
Now he's nominated a right-wing anti-abortion...

Now he's nominated a right-wing anti-abortion Federal judge hand-picked by McConnell.

He's not running for his own re-election. He's campaigning for his opponent.
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
Now he's nominated a right-wing anti-abortion...

Now he's nominated a right-wing anti-abortion Federal judge hand-picked by McConnell.

That's our great defender of the judicial system's sanity there, folks.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 30th June 2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Delvo
I don't believe it is meant to be worn or that is...

I don't believe it is meant to be worn or that is a hole. The "amulet" references are just a size comparison to clarify that it's more like that size than normal curse-tablet size, and that shadow...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 12,001
Posted By Delvo
I can see theoretical reasons to expect it to...

I can see theoretical reasons to expect it to fail or to succeed, but I don't care about theory; I care about what works. And Democrats so consistently do what fails and run away from what would work...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
I don't believe people are emotionally attached...

I don't believe people are emotionally attached to fossil fuels. I do believe people are emotionally attached to the principle of rejecting anything those lefty leftists propose to make our God-given...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th June 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By Delvo
Ancient Pre-Hebrew curse tablet/amulet

I ran across an interesting archeological discovery a couple of days ago... through a Christian source that was blathering about how it totally proves a particular story in the Bible true, which...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,640
Posted By Delvo
Well, at least this whole thing gave the coach a...

Well, at least this whole thing gave the coach a new career posing kneeling in various places for pictures to put in articles.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 95,812
Posted By Delvo
The last couple of times I've seen recent clips...

The last couple of times I've seen recent clips of Trump, his weird bodily contortion was jumping off the screen and screaming at me, the only thing I could think about. It's like one of the worst...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 29,757
Posted By Delvo
That would have violated Biden's core principle...

That would have violated Biden's core principle of dithering indefinitely while promising us he's thinking really hard about doing something without ever actually either doing it or dropping it.
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