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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 09:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
Shhhh! We don't want the plebs knowing. ...

Shhhh! We don't want the plebs knowing.

http://charman.co.nz/xipooh.PNG
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 08:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,726
Posted By The Atheist
Too many tacos after 15 beers? That's...

Too many tacos after 15 beers?



That's exactly what it is.

Ignorant bums who write the stories are used to UK being impacted by remnants so went for the term they knew. I imagine they'd link...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 06:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
:dl: Nice. I suppose the idea might be...

:dl:

Nice.

I suppose the idea might be that if you keep the thread alive long enough, Xi will indeed be deposed, retire, or croak, so you can scream "I told you so!"
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 53,459
Posted By The Atheist
Ah, the sweet sound of disgust. While I'm...

Ah, the sweet sound of disgust.

While I'm equally disgusted at what SCOTUS has done and is doing, another part of me wants to laugh at Americans complaining about a system they've only had 234...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 06:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,726
Posted By The Atheist
Ho hum. People want to live near the coast. ...

Ho hum.

People want to live near the coast.

Storm surges and hurricanes/tropical storms impact coastal regions.

I prefer to live in places that don't flood and have zero sympathy for people...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
If you had a longer bow to draw you'd be in a...

If you had a longer bow to draw you'd be in a different country pulling the string.

I believe there was a full moon as well.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,726
Posted By The Atheist
Good, but utterly insane, video of the wind...

Good, but utterly insane, video of the wind damage as it happened.

https://www.fark.com/vidplayer/12581308
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance Today, 01:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By The Atheist
Looks like a lot of people agree with my...

Looks like a lot of people agree with my analysis:



https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/130037568/global-recession-risk-why-the-worry-and-what-to-watch-for
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 01:48 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
'Straya hasn't declared the pandemic over,...

'Straya hasn't declared the pandemic over, they've just removed all the rules: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-63084976
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
Still failing. I have made it extremely...

Still failing.

I have made it extremely specific that I'm asking you to defend the idea that murders of of trans women have happened because they were prostituting themselves as female and got...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 04:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
Nonsense. I'm asking you to provide evidence...

Nonsense.

I'm asking you to provide evidence for a claim you've made at least three times.

I note another attempt to deflect from yourself by suggesting I'm making a statement about murders,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
Nonsensical statement attempting to play the...

Nonsensical statement attempting to play the victim.

Nobody's looking for anything other than an admission of being caught out by a fake Tweet from a known liar and poster of disinformation.


...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
"Great lengths"! :dl: You're obviously...

"Great lengths"!

:dl:

You're obviously unfamiliar with the base of skepticism, which suggests that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

20 seconds is all it takes. Google the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
So, concurrently with admitting you have no...

So, concurrently with admitting you have no evidence, you make exactly the same claim again.

Brilliant!



No, I'm not happy, because you repeated the same idiotic claim, and the idea that I'm...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
It is, I gave you the link showing the exact...

It is, I gave you the link showing the exact details.



We're working at cross purposes.

When looking at whether the pandemic is over, what happened in the past isn't relevant when the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:58 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
Based on what? USA is showing 72,000 deaths...

Based on what?

USA is showing 72,000 deaths over the past six months. I see no reason the rate will double in the next six months, and with better vaccines and still-working treatments, it...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
That's a very roundabout way of saying "I have no...

That's a very roundabout way of saying "I have no evidence".

Colour me not even slightly surprised.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By The Atheist
Never mind the highway, have you ever driven...

Never mind the highway, have you ever driven Gentle Annie Road?

Spectacular, but terrifying.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
Can you please show some evidence to back that...

Can you please show some evidence to back that extraordinary claim up?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
She does - they're the ones that agree with her.

She does - they're the ones that agree with her.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,726
Posted By The Atheist
Are you sure about that? Time stamp on...

Are you sure about that?



Time stamp on that is prior to your post.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hurricane-ian-florida-cuba_n_63332cfce4b0281645233b21
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,567
Posted By The Atheist
Absolutely nailed. I'm firmly in the...

Absolutely nailed.



I'm firmly in the camp of it doing no harm. It's distracting and absurd, but I believe only children who grew up in fundy homes and believe nakedness is sinful would feel...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
You're a top bloke - I never even looked! To...

You're a top bloke - I never even looked!

To estimate IFR you would need estimates of how many in that group were infected (not diagnosed or it would be CFR) 2 to 5 weeks earlier.





...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 27th September 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By The Atheist
Bloomberg's front page today: ...

Bloomberg's front page today:

http://charman.co.nz/bloomberg.PNG
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th September 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
You can strike it right now. ...

You can strike it right now.

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-xi-makes-first-public-appearance-beijing-since-trip-central-asia-2022-09-27/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
You need to allow for the ridiculously high rate...

You need to allow for the ridiculously high rate of unreported cases. I'd say this year the unreported cases are more than ten times the official numbers, so the unvaxed death rate is like to be...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th September 2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By The Atheist
Most of the countries already showing one...

Most of the countries already showing one negative quarter.

https://stats.oecd.org/index.aspx?queryid=350

A significant majority of the non-American world considers recession to be two...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th September 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By The Atheist
:dl: The good news is, if you travel to...

:dl:

The good news is, if you travel to America you won't have to worry about silly exchange rates. 1 = 1.



Yes, I've mentioned that, which is why interest rates are increasing.

Trouble...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 26th September 2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By The Atheist
I think we're not just looking at a recession,...

I think we're not just looking at a recession, but something quite extraordinary.

The signs across the world are strongly negative right now, with the Sterling at historical lows and likely to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th September 2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,567
Posted By The Atheist
Taking the idea to its logical conclusion, some...

Taking the idea to its logical conclusion, some chick needs to pretend to be a guy, and of course will need a fake penis. To retain perspective to the boobies it must be three feet long and six...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th September 2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,887
Posted By The Atheist
:dl: Good luck with that. India has been...

:dl:

Good luck with that. India has been lying through Modi's teeth all the way.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th September 2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,537
Posted By The Atheist
(FTFY) Priceless!

(FTFY)

Priceless!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th September 2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,887
Posted By The Atheist
Cheers - good info. This is interesting: ...

Cheers - good info.

This is interesting:



I see a few countries showing an uptick in cases. Just how far and how fast things change is unknown, but it's not showing explosive growth yet.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,567
Posted By The Atheist
From the article: The boyfriend didn't...

From the article:



The boyfriend didn't complain, though. Hmmm.



I still fondly recall my French class, from 1974, when we were 15, when our normal teacher introduced us to a teacher from...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
Every statistic since the pandemic began. ...

Every statistic since the pandemic began.

Have a look at the cumulative case & death totals here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The fatality rate shows at a neat 1%, but the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th September 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,245
Posted By The Atheist
:dl: Utterly beautiful. Because teaching...

:dl:

Utterly beautiful. Because teaching tolerance towards gays is identical to telling girls to forgive a rapist.

There are few things I admire more than people defending the indefensible.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd September 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,216
Posted By The Atheist
I think I'm about to become a Celtic fan. Of...

I think I'm about to become a Celtic fan.

Of their fans, at the very least.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/celtic-scottish-clap-hands-if-you-hate-the-queen-match_n_6327b306e4b0eac9f4e3011d
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
Well that's something I learned today!

Well that's something I learned today!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
Yes, I do wish you'd keep it to yourself, but I'm...

Yes, I do wish you'd keep it to yourself, but I'm here to correct your mistakes, so it's ok.



For the past month, it's been 2400 out of 3600 deaths aged 75 and over.

The numbers you quote...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
Of course, the reality is that UK and Australia,...

Of course, the reality is that UK and Australia, where masks were thrown away a while back, haven't seen a spike in cases.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By The Atheist
Extreme racism in Australian Rules Football League club

OMG!!11!!

There's racism in Australia? Against Indigenous people?

I'm shocked.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd September 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By The Atheist
I'm just sitting back relaxing and puffing my...

I'm just sitting back relaxing and puffing my cigar as I ponder the number of times I've been assured over the past half century that hijabs and niqabs and the other accoutrements of islam aren't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 5,350
Posted By The Atheist
The 1.5% was a myth at every stage of the...

The 1.5% was a myth at every stage of the pandemic, and as noted, the current death rate is very low.

There have been 100M notified cases in the past 4.5 months. During that same period, 240,000...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
//nitpick// pique People are a lot...

//nitpick// pique



People are a lot more passionate about sport than prisoners' rights, so use sport as the lever to gain traction on other areas. The premise is the same - putting blokes in...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st September 2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,887
Posted By The Atheist
Doesn't look much of an issue immediately. The...

Doesn't look much of an issue immediately. The growth of 1.1 is very high, but only against a fast-falling BA5, so it may look a lot worse in a graph than it actually is. Infections are now down...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st September 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By The Atheist
I'm certain there hasn't, but there was a de...

I'm certain there hasn't, but there was a de facto research in Rotorua, 40 km north of Taupo. Rotorua is much like Jellystone, with lots of active geysers and vents.

The town had enormous uptake...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
It doesn't "have breasts", it's a set of silicone...

It doesn't "have breasts", it's a set of silicone falsies, most likely designed for Ru Paul's Drag Race, or similar parody events.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st September 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By The Atheist
The group of caldera includes White Island. ...

The group of caldera includes White Island.

They'd raised the alert level there to 2 a couple of days before it exploded and broiled a load of tourists, so if they raise the alert on Taupo to 2...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st September 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,872
Posted By The Atheist
That's my bottom line. Put a pair of panties...

That's my bottom line.

Put a pair of panties on Tyson Fury and let him legally kill some chick and you know what? The idiot pro-trans lobby would cheer.



:dl:

That's funny.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th September 2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By The Atheist
There's a slight understatement! If it...

There's a slight understatement!

If it erupted without warning, you'd be looking at 50,000 dead almost immediately, with another 50k in deep trouble.

First time it's even made it out of level...
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