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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 16:17 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 15:49:
We can start with today's NYT, which has an article about how Republican Men are the only people in the country who think it's a better time to be a woman than a man.
They could get surgery and hormone treatments to arrange that... I'm guessing exactly zero of them are interested.
 
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1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 17, 2017, 13:24 Mr. Tact
 
I have to admit... I will not miss Vine in the least.  
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 12:58 Mr. Tact
 
Sliders! Man, haven't thought about that show in a while. Only $28 for the complete series on DVD from Amazon. Going to have to consider getting that...  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 12:04 Mr. Tact
 
Not to diminish Steve's problems.. but where is the Patreon site for Blue's News?  
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 12:03 Mr. Tact
 
One good super flu could fix things for us... I mean if 50% of the population was wiped out there would be plenty of resources for everyone. Yes, I am kidding. Sort of...  
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1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 17, 2017, 10:05 Mr. Tact
 
Hmm, might have to give Vivaldi a try...  
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20. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 18:19 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.
I'd love to know if this is really true. Unfortunately, economics being the voodoo occupation it is -- there are Nobel Prize winning economists who will argue opposite sides of this issue. Or any other economic issue as far as that goes. And since there is no way to empirically prove anything but the most basic economic theory, we'll never know. Hell, they can't even agree if the New Deal helped to end or extended the Depression -- and that was over 80 years ago.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:33 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:27:
The expression is "hang the rich" or "eat the rich". And why not? They're the social Darwinist psychopaths selling the rope to hang themselves with. It's a very real thing now. Most major economic conferences and groups are discussing it all the time now. They know the natives are getting restless and things can't keep going on like they are. The problem with being a self-serving psychopath however is that, while they understand it and can see it, they can't help themselves. I think were really starting to ramp up for WWIII at this point as politics are only going to keep getting more extreme. And when that happens, sooner or later bullets start flying everywhere.
Won't happen in our lifetimes, if ever -- "hanging the rich", that is. WWIII... much harder to say. I'd have to agree with those who have said the next global war will be over fresh water...
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:10 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:02:
$1000 dollar backpack just paid for itself.
Is that all they cost? Hell of a deal!
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:00 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:31:
Cowboys probably should have won too, but took way too long to get it going in their own house.
I was concerned about their defense... and it wasn't quite good enough. Alas... congrats to all the winners!
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 20:48 Mr. Tact
 
subx wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 20:32:
And they really need to put a stop to that icing the kicker nonsense, it's pathetic.
It seems to screw the team which does it as often as it helps them. This time it didn't matter. I'd love to see stats on it.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 20:21 Mr. Tact
 
Just imagine all the talk there would be over Aaron Rodgers if it weren't for Tom Brady. Great game, great comeback by Dallas -- just wasn't quite enough. Considering the team was running on two rookies basically, they did pretty well. If they can avoid injuries they should be just as good next year, and will have some playoff experience.

Here's to hoping the GB/ATL game is as good.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 12:07 Mr. Tact
 
Well, I was speaking of Jupiter on the asteroid protection. But yes, you are correct -- the influence the Moon plays in the regulation of our tilt, rotation, and oceans tides were key factors in the development of life on this planet. Without the Moon, the chance we'd be here at all, are greatly reduced.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 11:45 Mr. Tact
 
There are lots of things about the Earth which make it seemingly "special". Unless you are scientifically inclined you likely don't know how critical the Moon is to our evolution. First, it stabilized our rotation and tilt. Second, the larger tides it creates in our oceans were critical to development of many evolutionary steps. Jupiter practically acts as a comet/asteroid deflection device. Obviously it doesn't get them all, but it gets a lot of them.

The math is such that you pretty much have to assume there is other intelligent life out there. However, there are so many seemingly "lucky" things about the way our planet was created it makes you seriously wonder if the frequency of intelligent life might be far less than we'd hope/like/think it is.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 10:20 Mr. Tact
 
On the subject of NFL playoff football... the talking heads put up a great stat which I will put here in the form of a question:

How many NFL franchisees have in their entire history won fewer playoff games than Tom Brady?

Answer in secret text: 22 -- freaking insane!
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 10:16 Mr. Tact
 
Retired wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 03:45:
WE2k16 was so bad, not sure how they recover.
Has there ever been a good one?
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
49. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 14, 2017, 23:18 Mr. Tact
 
I'm not up in arms about it, especially since I'm Win7 for now. But I see no reason to be optimistic about it. We've seen plenty of talk from MS about improving the PC gaming platform without a lot of results.  
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
7. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 13, 2017, 20:49 Mr. Tact
 
rist3903 wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 20:39:
This is Lucy holding the football, guys.
Haha, an apt analogy. I won't be winding up for a kick.
 
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5. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 13, 2017, 20:37 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, right. I won't hold my breath...  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2017, 16:12 Mr. Tact
 
Dacote wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 10:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 20:00:
Beamer wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 19:21:
In any case, he's now with Kissinger, and Dick Cheney, and two other VPs, and a handful of Presidents, and a billion filmmakers and song writers that have won it.
Wow, Cheney did get it from Bush. That's really got to ruin it for most recipients...
I would have to say Thanks but No Thanks if I was Biden.
Reading about it I guess Biden did get it "with Distinction" which makes him only the the third person with that honor/designation.
 
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