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While we wait for more news, we should all give out some thoughts and prayers, and remember that we shouldn't politicize a tragedy like this by talking about the bad politics that led to it happening. This is a time for thoughts and prayers.

https://www.thoughtsandprayersthegame.com/
That's exactly what this country will do and continue to do after even more kids kill kids. The gun lobby won't let congress pass anything, the manufacturing companies won't stop, the NRA won't stop, and the budget for the military will not go down one cent.

So that's all anyone has left, thoughts and prayers. There's not thing one anyone can do about it.

You're right. It's a disease.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-o9pwWUzz0&feature=youtu.be&t=13

And sure it can be fixed. Just get enough people on board and do what they did in Australia.

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While we wait for more news, we should all give out some thoughts and prayers, and remember that we shouldn't politicize a tragedy like this by talking about the bad politics that led to it happening. This is a time for thoughts and prayers.

https://www.thoughtsandprayersthegame.com/

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Debate / Re: Joy Reid : Hypocritical Homophobic Hack?
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:08:59 PM »
Trying to say it was a "hack" is beyond stupid. Of course, lies like that is the fashionable thing in American politics now.

Skimming over the actual "homophobic" comments there were dug up, I didn't quite get what was awful about them. She was basically saying that straight people get grossed out by looking at gay sex and that gay marriage was a stupid political issue to focus on. Seems mostly like a case of thoughtpolicing the past from a present perspective.
https://twitter.com/Jamie_Maz/status/986674364979523597

This is just layer on layer of stupid nonsense.

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
Well, the new embassy's going fine with having numerous deaths going on and the US not getting a damn thing out of it.

And let's see how North Korea is going.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/387800-north-korea-threatens-to-cancel-meeting-with-trump-report

Hm. Just like every time NK wants to talk peace they pull this...and the Trump administration was surprised. But hey, let's give this man a Nobel Peace Prize. :)


It wouldn't surprise me if North Korea set up fake peace talks just so they could pull out later because of Trump and damage him even more internationally.

Damage him internationally? He just launched a torpedo to the potential for negotiating with North Korea by proving that the U.S. can't be trusted by pulling out of the deal with Iran (that Iran was upholding). Then the U.S. exercise along with South Korea is making a show of force.

From a negotiating perspective, that means that North Korea has little reason to trust Trump, while he's obviously trying to bully them around. That's a way of pushing them to the table to negotiate if that's their safest option, but it's also a good way to push them away from the table, to procrastinate and delay, or to stick to symbolic measures over real ones, just to give Trump some nice photo opportunities.

And in another international deal, Trump is proving he's not afraid of being the cause of bloodshed, with dozens killed and hundreds wounded thanks to moving an embassy to satisfy a bunch of true believers.

No one needs to "damage" Trump internationally, he's doing that fine on his own. The U.S. is actually threatening to sanction European countries for *not* breaking a deal that everyone else was upholding. The U.S. is threatening to launch an idiotic trade war with both China and the EU.

Now that John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are in, we're likely to see a lot more stuff like that. At this rate, at the end of the Trump regime, he'll probably have succeeded at making China the leading world power in international affairs solely by making the U.S. look completely untrustworthy and irresponsible.

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Wow, what will they think of next in the news?

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ICT / Re: DCEU Superman vs MCU Thor
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:54:28 PM »
Thank you. the math I used was accurate. it's just he's now claiming to have been talking about something else. either way, he knew I wasn't claiming anything. rather I was questioning his number.

While that's technically accurate, everyone knows it was just an example of your passive-aggressive posting style. You thought you'd catch me in some silly error, but you ended up making yourself look like an idiot.

If you sincerely wanted to "question" my number, you could have just put up a question like "how did you arrive at that number?" instead of calculating a number of your own and asking about that as if that was what I had put up.

It's also funny how Rage.of.Olympus immediately understood the mistake he'd made, and conceded that. It's also true that there are a variety of other things going on with neutron stars, like gravity and radiation given off in general that could potentially pertain to the scene in question.

But let's go back to what you posted.

Thank you. the math I used was accurate. it's just he's now claiming to have been talking about something else. either way, he knew I wasn't claiming anything. rather I was questioning his number.

Let's take that statement about "claiming" something. That's obviously not true, as I have never changed my statement in any way. A neutron star is ~200 million times smaller than the Earth. You even stated that with your last post, that that was my precise claim. Thus, I don't need to "claim" anything.

If by "large planet" or "small star," you mean an object that's roughly 200 million times smaller than the Earth.

Interesting, I'd really like some proof that it only had a radius of .104 feet

Why do you claim it had a radius of .104 feet?

It's your claim, as you're the one that claimed it was 200 million times smaller than the Earth.

Here, you make the claim that the only possible reading of "200 million times smaller" is to take only one dimension. Which is a claim about what I posted. So is it the case that rather than not understanding basic geometry, or that objects tend to have three dimensions, you don't understand the range of meanings of the word "smaller?"

Which is your mistake? Not understanding what "smaller" means, not understanding that objects have more than one dimension, or not being able to do basic geometry? Any one is funny on its own. But try to be a man and don't blame others for your own failures.

I will let this be my final word on the matter, though, as I don't want to derail the topic too much over your failed passive-aggressive nonsense. I just wanted to correct the error that was made in judging the size of the rings, and everyone else appear to grasp that just fine. There's a lot of other things about the whole situation that make it possibly the most impressive single feat in modern comic book movies anyway.

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ICT / Re: Steppenwolf vs Cull Obsidian
« on: May 09, 2018, 06:27:43 PM »
Banner also lacked Veronica or whatever it was called, the flying spare parts kit that Tony had. When Hulk ripped an arm off, Tony just got a new one. Banner didn't have that luxury.

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ICT / Re: DCEU Superman vs MCU Thor
« on: May 09, 2018, 06:03:51 PM »
I figured you were going for volume since it's a sphere and not a circle.
https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=1.08+quadrillion+cubic+kilometers%2F200,000,000

I just did a quick and inaccurate calculation earlier, going on numbers from memory. Since Earth's radius is a bit more than ~6000 km, and a neutron star's is about ~10 km, Earth is roughly 600^3 times larger, or somewhat more than 200 million times larger.

Snake-Eyes obviously either missed basic geometry, or thinks that objects have only one dimension. Either way, it was amusing.

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ICT / Re: DCEU Superman vs MCU Thor
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:44:53 PM »
There were 3 or 4 rings right? They were large enough to encircle a very large planet or a very small Star.

Thor swung rocket with enough force (+ the engine) to not only move them, but move them despite being frozen over. The most impressive part is that Thor had to be equal to the strength/durability needed to exert/withstand the force of moving them, as he was the anchor. Otherwise he'd instantly get ripped in half or have it rip from his arms.

If by "large planet" or "small star," you mean an object that's roughly 200 million times smaller than the Earth.

Interesting, I'd really like some proof that it only had a radius of .104 feet

Why do you claim it had a radius of .104 feet?

Snake-Eyes isn't claiming that. He just did the math on your claim.

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3959+miles%2F200+million

Don't worry, I realize what mistake he made. Since he hasn't responded yet, maybe he realized where he screwed up too.

and if we are talking about area its still pretty off.

https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=196.9+million+square+miles%2F200,000,000

It's called "volume". Things tend to have three dimensions.

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ICT / Re: DCEU Superman vs MCU Thor
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:36:20 PM »
It was a neutron star.  According to wikipedia, it has a radius of about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi).

Yes, exactly.

I just want to see if Snake-Eyes realizes by himself how stupid the post he made was.

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ICT / Re: DCEU Superman vs MCU Thor
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:28:26 PM »
There were 3 or 4 rings right? They were large enough to encircle a very large planet or a very small Star.

Thor swung rocket with enough force (+ the engine) to not only move them, but move them despite being frozen over. The most impressive part is that Thor had to be equal to the strength/durability needed to exert/withstand the force of moving them, as he was the anchor. Otherwise he'd instantly get ripped in half or have it rip from his arms.

If by "large planet" or "small star," you mean an object that's roughly 200 million times smaller than the Earth.

Interesting, I'd really like some proof that it only had a radius of .104 feet

Why do you claim it had a radius of .104 feet?

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ICT / Re: DCEU Superman vs MCU Thor
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:41:49 PM »
There were 3 or 4 rings right? They were large enough to encircle a very large planet or a very small Star.

Thor swung rocket with enough force (+ the engine) to not only move them, but move them despite being frozen over. The most impressive part is that Thor had to be equal to the strength/durability needed to exert/withstand the force of moving them, as he was the anchor. Otherwise he'd instantly get ripped in half or have it rip from his arms.

If by "large planet" or "small star," you mean an object that's roughly 200 million times smaller than the Earth.

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I wonder what those Goldman Sachs geniuses were paid to come up with that conclusion.

This reminds me of a report some years back about the prospects of the ringtone industry as smart phones were coming around.

Given that the pharmaceutical industry is rather stronger than the ringtone industry was, I expect outcomes may differ, though. At least in the U.S. And if they do, the long-term result will likely be that the U.S. will lose its status as the world leader in health care technology even if market failure will fuck Americans over.

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Sounds like it's a real conundrum. Why are blacks so prone to forming gangs? Are they not evolved enough to act as individuals?

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Debate / Re: Will Trump go down as the worst president ever?
« on: April 07, 2018, 11:00:57 AM »
The way Trump is going about trade has the potential to be the worst thing for the average American yet in the medium term.

Somehow, he either doesn't realize, or doesn't care, that the way the trade structure is going is allowing the U.S. to live above its means. "Here, have some fantasy dollars while we get real stuff in exchange" is an amazing deal. Trump is aiming to blow that up to keep more of the fantasy dollars.

So, the end result will be that a lot of consumer products will get more expensive, which will make living conditions less tolerable for the poor and the middle class. Meanwhile, the Chinese will be squeezing the exports that are crucial to his own constituency in particular.

On the current course, he'll be losing the trade war while making life worse for Americans and making China great again.

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