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Forum: USA Politics 26th August 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,052
Views: 89,120
Posted By Babbylonian
Almost certainly. First, he's a moron who doesn't...

Almost certainly. First, he's a moron who doesn't want to read anything.

Second, I'll bet he didn't participate in any of the moving-out procedures until the last possible minute, at which time...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th August 2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
It seems you don't understand the adage employed....

It seems you don't understand the adage employed. It means all the apples are spoiled by the rotten ones. So many people think it means the bad apples are the exceptions.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th August 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Split Thread: Condoms and Consent
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Posted By Babbylonian
No, you were proposing absurd false equivalencies.

No, you were proposing absurd false equivalencies.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th August 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
Except for the caskets buried empty?

Except for the caskets buried empty?
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,217
Posted By Babbylonian
It probably wasn't Donald. Her children would...

It probably wasn't Donald. Her children would have made the decision unless Ivana made a specific request in her will.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th August 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
I do. Cops in the US love guns and love to play...

I do. Cops in the US love guns and love to play with guns because not one has received decent training.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st August 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 14,872
Posted By Babbylonian
He's probably trying to set up some ludicrous...

He's probably trying to set up some ludicrous argument like "Hey, I talk about buying companies all the time. Should I now be forced to buy Disney?"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th July 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,356
Posted By Babbylonian
That's certainly what you want these discussions...

That's certainly what you want these discussions to be about. It makes it easy for you to believe you've got the critical-thinking high ground when you conflate identity with mental illness and use...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,125
Views: 48,997
Posted By Babbylonian
Sure, but if a single criminal uses a gun, that...

Sure, but if a single criminal uses a gun, that justifies letting all people have them.
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
I've never been a "Bernie bro." I absolutely hold...

I've never been a "Bernie bro." I absolutely hold them in part responsible for the Trump mess.

That being said, my [significant] part in this derail is over.
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
I recommend keeping up with the ******* news...

I recommend keeping up with the ******* news (https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-abandons-plan-nominate-anti-abortion-judge-kentucky-2022-07-15/).

Biden isn't just "not progressive enough."...
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
I don't even trust that Biden could win...

I don't even trust that Biden could win reelection over Trump, so I say the sooner the better.
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
Oh goodie. The same Biden who was ready to punch...

Oh goodie. The same Biden who was ready to punch the ticket of yet another anti-abortion federal judge for his good pal, Mitch?

The best thing Biden could do for this country is to drop dead.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 21st July 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Yes. Fortune...

Yes. Fortune (https://fortune.com/2022/07/20/tesla-sells-75-percent-bitcoin-elon-musk-second-quarter-earnings/). I've seen estimates that put the loss closer to $300 million.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 21st July 2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Whoa whoa whoa! They only dumped 75% of their...

Whoa whoa whoa! They only dumped 75% of their bitcoin less than a year after Musk said there's no way that would happen and they're only estimated to have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the...
Forum: USA Politics 20th July 2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,234
Posted By Babbylonian
It's the same agency whose members were found to...

It's the same agency whose members were found to have hired up to 20 hookers to party in Cartagena during the Obama administration. It is indeed yet another crap law enforcement organization.
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
Exactly. Republicans shouldn't get points for...

Exactly. Republicans shouldn't get points for turning on Trump over his illegal attempts to stay in office. He was demonstrably evil, stupid, and crazy long before he was even running for the *******...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
There's even an episode of "Blue Bloods" that...

There's even an episode of "Blue Bloods" that included this nonsense. At the end of the day the videos are probably half fakes (cameras on, let's put on a show) and half gullible morons (cops are...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th July 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
He's a lying piece of ****. "I was just trying to...

He's a lying piece of ****. "I was just trying to get my stuff back" is probably at the top of the burglar excuse list. A long time ago I had to testify against a burglar who tried that bit when he...
Forum: USA Politics 14th July 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,217
Posted By Babbylonian
He also raped her.

He also raped her.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th July 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,733
Posted By Babbylonian
That dude thinks he's got a shot at reelection....

That dude thinks he's got a shot at reelection. Me, I don't see how any of their city leaders keep their jobs. Unions protect the cops, so the people who ostensibly control the cops need to be wiped...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th July 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
Gotta love the unbridled optimism of someone who...

Gotta love the unbridled optimism of someone who says they think the law would be found unconstitutional if challenged. The current federal court system would uphold the law if it was 50 feet.
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
A more recent example was Dan Quayle. There were...

A more recent example was Dan Quayle. There were people calling him Bush I's best protection against assassination. I don't think anyone outside Quayle's immediate family would have voted for him had...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th July 2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 14,872
Posted By Babbylonian
Yeah. The billion-dollar fine is virtually...

Yeah. The billion-dollar fine is virtually irrelevant. He acted recklessly and regrets it because just tendering the offer resulted in a reduction of his net worth.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th July 2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 14,872
Posted By Babbylonian
Nope. If he owns the company the board serves at...

Nope. If he owns the company the board serves at his pleasure, as any board of directors serves at the pleasure of the majority of their stockholders.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th July 2022, 04:41 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,635
Posted By Babbylonian
By resigning as PM effective immediately? No? One...

By resigning as PM effective immediately? No? One suspects he's just as concerned about the interests of the people as ever.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 7th July 2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,635
Posted By Babbylonian
If only. I happened to be awake (4:20 a.m.) when...

If only. I happened to be awake (4:20 a.m.) when I got the tease from the BBC News app, only to find that he's resigning as party leader and continuing as PM.
Forum: USA Politics 1st July 2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 42,852
Posted By Babbylonian
Even if they do come forward in public to say...

Even if they do come forward in public to say that her story wasn't true, it doesn't make Hutchinson a liar. After all, she was repeating what she was told and didn't claim to witness that particular...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 682
Posted By Babbylonian
Wherever the **** they want.

Wherever the **** they want.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 682
Posted By Babbylonian
I don't think you understand how costs work for...

I don't think you understand how costs work for landlords. Their costs do not increase at the rate their property values increase. They certainly don't increase at a rate that would require quickly...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 682
Posted By Babbylonian
This is a falsehood. Landlords love to blame "the...

This is a falsehood. Landlords love to blame "the market" when they raise their rents, but they're ******* liars. They are the market. They raise rents for one simple reason: They want more money.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th June 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 112,931
Posted By Babbylonian
I hope you're joking given that police officers...

I hope you're joking given that police officers in most (all?) states retain virtually all their police powers and privileges when off duty
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 25th June 2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Exchanges which now regularly deny people access...

Exchanges which now regularly deny people access to their [fake] money. Buy the "dip," suckers!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 16,103
Posted By Babbylonian
Boy, that would sure be nice. Too bad that the...

Boy, that would sure be nice. Too bad that the states banning abortion are the ones that won't offer meaningful sex education in their schools. Because that's just how conservative morons roll.
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Babbylonian
The Republicans are free to support whatever...

The Republicans are free to support whatever weak, pointless gun control bills they want. They know that if any of their constituents find a provision unacceptable, the courts will happily gut the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,733
Posted By Babbylonian
It's not just the cops at this point. The whole...

It's not just the cops at this point. The whole city government are circling the wagons in order to preserve their power. They know exactly how short the distance is between blaming the cops and...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 20th June 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Should I be surprised that the Bitcoin advocates...

Should I be surprised that the Bitcoin advocates here are disingenuous to the point of being outright deceptive?
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 19th June 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
That is already happening in both the used and...

That is already happening in both the used and new markets.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th June 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Thumbs up Even accepting all your numbers (I'm sure someone...

Even accepting all your numbers (I'm sure someone with an interest can verify or refute them), gold has actual physical, non-ornamental uses. Bitcoin is nothing and represents only the power wasted...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th June 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
A good reason like profligate waste of...

A good reason like profligate waste of electricity? Like using so much power that it's in a race with the Internet itself?

It's pretty ******* telling that you fail to address this every time it's...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 18th June 2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Very poetic. Utter nonsense, of course, but it...

Very poetic. Utter nonsense, of course, but it definitely could be part of a new crypto commercial.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 16th June 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Babbylonian
Predicting that a dictator with imperialist...

Predicting that a dictator with imperialist ambitions would invade a neighboring country which he has already invaded once might be the easiest prediction ever. Given that the other predictions are...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 174,510
Posted By Babbylonian
Okay, that's just absurd. Trump has never needed...

Okay, that's just absurd. Trump has never needed more than bald-faced lies to inflame his supporters. The idea that any group of people could have "held a joint press conference" and accomplished...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 15th June 2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
Because they use - waste - absurd amounts of...

Because they use - waste - absurd amounts of electricity. How is that not reason enough?
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th June 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 190,956
Posted By Babbylonian
It's clear that block[chain]heads don't...

It's clear that block[chain]heads don't understand what bubbles are and why they burst. Put simply, it's when a market is wildly overvalued (bubble) and then people realize it and run away from the...
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 174,510
Posted By Babbylonian
Fair enough. It is still factually inaccurate...

Fair enough. It is still factually inaccurate that "half are dumber and half are smarter." The inaccuracy is made tiresome by people who say it because they think it makes them look like one of the...
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 174,510
Posted By Babbylonian
Do any of them bother to remind you that...

Do any of them bother to remind you that "average" is not the same as "mean," or perhaps point out the error that there's not just a single person of average intelligence and thus less than half the...
Forum: Trials and Errors 8th June 2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Babbylonian
Meh. I wouldn't stay awake for a trial in which...

Meh. I wouldn't stay awake for a trial in which I'd already made my decision*.

*Of course, that would never happen to me because I wouldn't allow myself to be selected for a jury if I was so...
Forum: Trials and Errors 7th June 2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 121,636
Posted By Babbylonian
Being obviously guilty because there is...

Being obviously guilty because there is conclusive evidence of guilt is not the same thing as being unable to get a fair trial. A "fair trial" is not defined as both sides having an equal chance of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 17,708
Posted By Babbylonian
Texas A&M is a public university. MIT is a...

Texas A&M is a public university. MIT is a private one. Presumably, if Rittenhouse can meet the academic requirements Texas A&M would have to admit him, though if enough people are admitted ahead of...
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