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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 06:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
I wouldn't call any of the documented frauds...

I wouldn't call any of the documented frauds mentioned here "edge cases". They all seem to be playing right down the middle of the fairway and straight onto the green.

A lot of these seem to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 04:45 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
It's adorable that Russia thought anyone was in...

It's adorable that Russia thought anyone was in any rush to send it along to them.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 464
Posted By theprestige
I think it's bad journalism to push an editorial...

I think it's bad journalism to push an editorial opinion about a factual report. Let Carville's argument and evidence to the reader for themselves, and let the reader make up their own mind.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 464
Posted By theprestige
What's wrong with letting the reader read the...

What's wrong with letting the reader read the report, and make up their own mind? Why feed them your preferred conclusion in the headline?
Forum: USA Politics Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 464
Posted By theprestige
It's the "with reason" part. That's a...

It's the "with reason" part. That's a prejudgement of Carville's claims, by the editor, telling the reader what to make of those claims.

Better would be a more neutral headline, and a reporting of...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,248
Posted By theprestige
I doubt this movie is going to see a single penny...

I doubt this movie is going to see a single penny of profits.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I doubt the Russians will get much mileage out of...

I doubt the Russians will get much mileage out of it. They're already at full throttle on propaganda. One more claim, true or false, probably won't move any hearts or minds at this point.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
The principle of Russian Propaganda Inversion...

The principle of Russian Propaganda Inversion strikes again!
Forum: USA Politics Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 464
Posted By theprestige
I was talking about the Huffpo headline, which is...

I was talking about the Huffpo headline, which is just hilariously bad.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:39 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
Russia is so desperate to sell gas to someone -...

Russia is so desperate to sell gas to someone - anyone - that it won't even hold out for recognition of its referenda or annexations. Two other measures of global support for Putin's program, where...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
Hell, Putin's picture of Putin is straight out of...

Hell, Putin's picture of Putin is straight out of a Rambo movie. He just thinks he's the John Rambo/Sam Troutman Character. The rest of us think he's an off-brand Sheriff Teasle.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
If in ten year's time we're having books at all,...

If in ten year's time we're having books at all, that will probably be the title.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 14,248
Posted By theprestige
Sold his soul for a mess of pottage, that one.

Sold his soul for a mess of pottage, that one.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I bet he lies awake at night wondering the same...

I bet he lies awake at night wondering the same thing, and trying to figure out how he could tell one way or the other.

ETA: In ten years we're going to have a tell-all book from a former western...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Goddam, that reads like the Babylon Bee.

Goddam, that reads like the Babylon Bee.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
Yeah, that's a little too much baggage for me to...

Yeah, that's a little too much baggage for me to carry. You'll need to find a bellhop to help you with this conversation.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Nah, works better if their Ukrainian counterparts...

Nah, works better if their Ukrainian counterparts are on top of the whole situation from the jump.

And of course instead of the breakout being seen by an observer in a plane in the air, it's seen...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 464
Posted By theprestige
Nothing like a headline to tell readers how...

Nothing like a headline to tell readers how they're going to interpret the text!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By theprestige
Of course it's derisive now. It became derisive...

Of course it's derisive now. It became derisive because people noticed that the paradigm and process it refers to is risible and derisory. There is no "wokeness used to be something healthy and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 5,982
Posted By theprestige
Seems like the cutting edge of Queer Technology...

Seems like the cutting edge of Queer Technology is to put the queer back in Queer.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
What we're still missing from this bizarre...

What we're still missing from this bizarre reenactment of World War 2: The Battle of the Bulge.

I believe Zelensky already suggested Ukraine might win this by the end of the year. So I suggest...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
I can't really get worked up about "fraud" if no...

I can't really get worked up about "fraud" if no substantial benefit is realized by the claimant. If there's no scarce or valuable resource being reserved for people who tick the box, what fraud of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Overheard on reddit: "It's a...

Overheard on reddit: "It's a blyatskrieg!"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
We're bouncing around between a few different...

We're bouncing around between a few different hypotheticals here.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Almost certainly. But this is just absurd.

Almost certainly. But this is just absurd.
Forum: Trials and Errors Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,509
Posted By theprestige
Still seems weird to me, to have a murder...

Still seems weird to me, to have a murder conviction without a body.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
Two separate pipelines at the same time does seem...

Two separate pipelines at the same time does seem a bit coincidental for an industrial accident, even for the Russians. Maybe industrial sabotage, by Russian dissenters? Some sort of retaliation by...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Yeah, that all seems consistent with the upgraded...

Yeah, that all seems consistent with the upgraded and well prepared Soviet-era army I expected. Not a "complete transformation" to a next gen fighting force.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Sure, but if it were the Soviet artillery I'd...

Sure, but if it were the Soviet artillery I'd been expecting, they wouldn't need to use S-300 instead.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
They're not going to be interrogating applicants...

They're not going to be interrogating applicants about this checkbox. They're going to look at the claim, look at the provenance, conclude that data point may be true but isn't reliable, and look for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I suppose it's a testament to Russia's investing...

I suppose it's a testament to Russia's investing in anti-aircraft systems that the surface-to-surface mode of the S-300 actually works.

(It's actually a trend in advanced mid-range anti-air...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I don't think I've ever heard that Russia had...

I don't think I've ever heard that Russia had completely transformed their military. What I've been "hearing", more or less, for years is:

- Russia keeps trying to innovate and advance the state...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 9,887
Posted By theprestige
Form follows function. Once you've set in motion...

Form follows function. Once you've set in motion a process that rewards people for seeing systemic injustice in new and unusual places, that rewards people for figuring out that arithmetic is racist,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
Rather than tossing the application, they'd...

Rather than tossing the application, they'd probably just not give any weight to that particular bullet point.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Heh. And I thought the payday advance shop...

Heh. And I thought the payday advance shop outside the Marine air base in San Diego was kind of predatory.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I guess if I were Ukraine I'd be worried any...

I guess if I were Ukraine I'd be worried any Russians that escape Kherson will end up reinforcing Crimea. So this might be a good time to ensure that very few Russians make it back to Russia from...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 2,527
Posted By theprestige
What's an "IED" in this context? Whatever...

What's an "IED" in this context?

Whatever it is, it seems clear that the authors of the letter believe that increased participation is a higher priority right now than strict gatekeeping. This...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd October 2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By theprestige
I call it ethnic bigotry, and it's everywhere....

I call it ethnic bigotry, and it's everywhere. Europeans became adept at sniffing out blood quanta long before Americans mastered the basics of black versus white.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd October 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,218
Posted By theprestige
As far as I can tell, the only people being...

As far as I can tell, the only people being injured are communities that somehow in recent memory decided to repurpose "squaw" as synonym for "****" - or at least to convince everyone else that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd October 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 5,982
Posted By theprestige
But what I came here to say is this: If...

But what I came here to say is this:

If gender is a social construct, and it's all about your internal mental understanding of your self-identity...

... Then why is gender-affirming medical...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd October 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 5,982
Posted By theprestige
I gotta say, it's masterful to insist you're not...

I gotta say, it's masterful to insist you're not allowed to discuss your ideological differences until you concede all the ideological terminology.

On the other hand, if you tell me which jargon...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Crossing the Dnipro is going to be a major step....

Crossing the Dnipro is going to be a major step. If the Russians have any answer at all to the Ukrainian counter offensive, it will probably come when AFU straddling the river, dealing with supply...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Eh. I'll allow it.

Eh. I'll allow it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I think he means the other way 'round. Taiwan...

I think he means the other way 'round. Taiwan retreated from the mainland, but never gave up its claim of rightful sovereignty there.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
I once went to an outdoor rave in the California...

I once went to an outdoor rave in the California hills in autumn that was comfier than this.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Good example. --- TAIWAN: We are the...

Good example.

---

TAIWAN: We are the legitimate government of mainland China. Always have been. Always will be.

CHINA: How's that working out for you?

EVERYONE ELSE: All we know is,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
Has it even been confirmed that it was an...

Has it even been confirmed that it was an explosion explosion? As opposed to, say, overpressure causing a weak joint to rupture, or a hydrate plug just smashing the pipe at high speed?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
"For you, Vladimir Putin, the day I was a Russian...

"For you, Vladimir Putin, the day I was a Russian was the most glorious day in Russian history. For me, it was Tuesday."
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 76,280
Posted By theprestige
Don't worry, we've asked the Ukrainians to handle...

Don't worry, we've asked the Ukrainians to handle those discussions. They're already on their way.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 7,822
Posted By theprestige
What I make of it is that some of the NATO folks...

What I make of it is that some of the NATO folks must have gotten their wires crossed, and prematurely jumped to a public statement.

As far as I know, there hasn't even been a proper...
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