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Posted by: dpareja
« on: Today at 01:55:06 am »

Next time you see that, reply, "And if you want capitalism, move to Somalia."
Posted by: Askold
« on: Today at 01:50:23 am »

I have once again seen someone unironically say that if you want socialism "move to China or Russia."

...I know that it's hard to keep up with current events but how long does it take for these people to find out that USSR collapsed years ago?
Posted by: dpareja
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:32:43 pm »

This doesn't annoy me so much as incense me; here's a Republican on the process the Republicans are using to ram health care "reform" (really a massive tax cut for the rich) through:

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If anything, the Republicans are getting smarter about legislating. If your opponents are intractably against whatever you want to do, why give them a chance to sabotage the process?

FUCK OFF YOU ANTI-DEMOCRATIC ASSHOLE.

https://www.budget.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SENATEHEALTHCARE.pdf

Oh, and there's the Senate bill. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: June 21, 2017, 04:02:51 pm »

Seriously all these special elections have been in safe Republican strongholds.  It's disappointing that we lost but to come so close?  Dude that's amazing.

Ironbite-+20 districts almost falling does not bold good fortunes for the +6 districts they'll have to defend come 2018.

I point you to the recent special election for New York's State Assembly, where a district that went +23 for Trump and +37 for the Republican candidate in 2016 went to a Sanders delegate in said special election by 16. These districts could have been flipped.

(And note that New York Republicans these days are not the John Lindsay/Jacob Javits/Nelson Rockefeller-style Republicans of decades past; they are firmly Trump/Tea Party-brand Republicans.)
Posted by: ironbite
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:35:41 pm »

Seriously all these special elections have been in safe Republican strongholds.  It's disappointing that we lost but to come so close?  Dude that's amazing.

Ironbite-+20 districts almost falling does not bold good fortunes for the +6 districts they'll have to defend come 2018.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:25:22 am »

So we can ALMOST win. Which means... fuck all. They're winning by closing polling stations, gerrymandering, passing laws to keep themselves in office, all sorts of bullshit. You can't beat someone who sets up the rules of the game such that they auto-win. Its only close so that they can keep laughing at our futile efforts to matter. To laugh at our pointless hopes, our unobtainable dream of winning.

You're forgetting the voter IDsuppression laws.

EDIT:

There's also the part where the US does something that international elections monitors usually raise red flags about: have partisan officials run elections, specifically, state Secretaries of State*. I imagine that if you took some African country and plunked the entire US model into it as-is, people would be screaming about how it's not a democracy.

*By contrast, for federal elections here, the only people (other than minors) not allowed to vote are the two people at the top of Elections Canada, so that the public can be certain that the election is being run by somebody truly nonpartisan.
Posted by: Svata
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:10:58 am »

So we can ALMOST win. Which means... fuck all. They're winning by closing polling stations, gerrymandering, passing laws to keep themselves in office, all sorts of bullshit. You can't beat someone who sets up the rules of the game such that they auto-win. Its only close so that they can keep laughing at our futile efforts to matter. To laugh at our pointless hopes, our unobtainable dream of winning.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:22:02 am »

So. We're never winning anything, then. Fuck this country.

Don't be so sure. These were all heavily Republican districts (at least at the House level), and all of them ended up much closer than they should have under normal circumstances. (Look at SC 5. To quote someone else, "South Carolina 5 was surprising in the opposite direction. That it was single digits? Not surprising. That it was low single digits? DEFCON 2 for the House GOP.")
Posted by: Svata
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:02:19 am »

So. We're never winning anything, then. Fuck this country.
Posted by: davedan
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:50:55 pm »

Wow she was possibly the worst candidate in the world. Ms 'I don't believe in a living wage'. Wow
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:26:58 pm »

I dunno, I think you might be able to beat her if you wear pumps.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:00:13 pm »

So that bitch Handel won - repulsive Republican idiot running a little haven for inbreds and morons.

I'd rant about this, but it would just lead to another flaming contest between Queen and myself.
Posted by: niam2023
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:52:01 pm »

So that bitch Handel won - repulsive Republican idiot running a little haven for inbreds and morons.
Posted by: Sigmaleph
« on: June 17, 2017, 11:45:23 am »

I no longer trust my chemistry professor.  I usee to think that he was just an asshole.  But, I now find that this piece of shit gave us factually wrong information, and I can fucking prove it.  In the early part of the class, he gave us a formula to determine the density of water based on temperature.  Simple shit, right?  Except, Professor Dipshit gave us an equation that, when fed 68.5°C, it spits out some 22g/mL, which is plain bullshit.  I found a different equation, which has a whole other term fucknugget missed, and IT outputs 0.99g/mL, which is perfectly reasonable.  Wanna know where I found it?  A government website, via Google.  Wanna know how long it took me to find said information?  Under 10 seconds.  The information is about a decade old.  THERE IS NO.  FUCKING.  EXCUSE.  He either unintentionally or deliberately fed the whole class, many of whom are chemistry majors, factually wrong information.

TL;DR: My chemistry professor is either an idiot or a deceitful, lying scumbag.

Most likely he just made a mistake. I strongly recommend going to him and showing him what you've found; if he's a reasonable human being he'll say oops and correct himself publicly, and if he's not you get to enjoy rubbing his incompetence in his face.

(general note that literally everyone gets a formula wrong every once in a while, the really informative part is how they react to correction)
Posted by: Svata
« on: June 17, 2017, 09:16:39 am »

So, I may have caused a bot in discord to queue an entire album instead of a song that shares the album's name. I just made people listen to the whole Ride the Lightning album. I am a bad person.