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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 9, 2017, 11:46 descender
 
You can find unbiased third-party coverage maps freely available online. T-Mobile on average simply has worse rural coverage in most areas but it something that they have been working on the past 2-3 years. I was wrong in my first post, T-Mobile seems to have been rated on par with AT&T this past year. They are still both chasing Verizon. Apparently, Tennessee isn't one of those areas. I'm glad that works out for you.

I am guessing that in order to grow their rural business T-Mobile specifically targetted some areas where Verizon and AT&T already had poor service.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 9, 2017, 10:09 descender
 
The year that they sold the majority of these 75million copies (2014) their net profit covers all of these "losses".

http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ttwo/financials

Basically every game developers balance sheet looks like this. You take losses in development years and profit the year you release... not 3-4 years after you release.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 9, 2017, 09:58 descender
 
T-Mobile, Verizon Now Tied in Network Speed, Coverage

in cities

Every goddamn cell provider works "in cities". It's rural coverage and speed that matter and T-Mobile is horrendous compared to ATT/Verizon for that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
26. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 9, 2017, 09:42 descender
 
Some of you might do well to take a sociology course and better understand the systems that trap people into poverty. You can't choose to be born rich or poor. It's not always as simple as wanting to have a better life.

This entire thread reads about as tone deaf as republicans referring to all rioters as "thugs" or southerners that use words like "coon" on a regular basis. You can choose not to incorporate racist triggers in your day-to-day speech, or you can choose to be an asshole.

When a person has a history of referring to people as thugs and criminals you don't have to guess exactly which time they are being racist. When the topic is "racially disparate sentencing laws" you should know to be more careful with your words.

The only reason Bollaert's sentence is "so long" is because he was charged with 27 counts of identity theft and extortion. If he was charged with 1 count he would only have received ~8-12months. If you were charged with 27 murders the sentence would obviously be far longer. Why does this have to be explained?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Report on comment 1120508 Feb 7, 2017, 15:21 descender
 
I'm certain you could come up with a C) if you misread the headline of the article for a 3rd time.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 31, 2017, 08:46 descender
 
that he's impervious to guilt trips or shaming tactics

Was this entire post /S? It's really hard to tell because it's so insane.

Glossing over that you can't seem to discuss liberals without feebly mocking them, which is quite childish and embarrassing... You honestly think the guy that spends hours responding to awards speeches and comedians and twitter posts and whines about crowd sizes in front of veteran memorials is "impervious to guilt trips and shaming"? I mean, that is just blindly ignorant to the reality of what is going on around you.

This guy is surgically cutting away at the very foundations of the globalist treason that nearly destroyed the West

How is putting the largest global corporations in charge of all of the government agencies "cutting away at globalist treason"?! Tariffs and trade wars aren't going to bring jobs back to the US, stop believing the lie.

because of how entrenched the neocons and looney libs are in their respective idiotic positions.
You realize that statements like this only destroy your credibility and any chance of rational conversation? They don't make you seem edgy or smart... they make you sound like an uninformed partisan hack.

It's only terrifying that you could possibly be excited about what he is doing and plans to do to the country.

It will be an "interesting time to be alive" when smart people rule the world. Maybe someday conservatives will realize that education and facts aren't their enemy. Until then, hold on to your butts.

It is incredible how many people are willfully aligning themselves with this white supremacist regime. That kind of shit used to embarrass people, now you're all proud of it.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 17:04 descender
 
TBH I don't find any of the arguments on that metabunk site to be very convincing. He takes an extremely unscientific look at counter-pointing the evidence that AE911 has actually put forth and basically doesn't prove anything more than a person in the street yelling and pointing their finger. Half of his counterpoints are flat out ignoring eyewitness testimony or repeating himself.

I've seen far more convincing evidence (heck I've seen more convincing debunk videos) that there are problems and questions that need to be addressed regarding 911 than any debunking site has ever been able to provide.

Passports aren't fireproof, buildings don't collapse at free fall speed, trillions of dollars don't just disappear overnight, novice pilots can't perform advanced aerial maneuvers with giant commercial airliners... plane crashes leave debris... concrete steel lattice structures never collapsed due to a fire, except for that one time it happened three times in one afternoon for 2 different reasons? Plenty of problems that have no obvious answers, far more than anyone has been able to come up with excuses for..

You can sit in one of two buckets when it comes to 911. You either believe the Bush administration and the 911 Commission (who was busy lying to us about Iraq WMD's at the time) and their heavily redacted report that didn't even address key problems or even mention WTC7... or you believe that they may not be telling us the whole truth. There really is no in between.

Every single aspect of every 911 conspiracy you've ever heard don't have to be true for there to be problems with the official story. The worst thing that ever happened to the 911 Truth movement was Alex Jones getting involved and destroying any chance it might have had of gaining momentum.

I do find it sadly amusing that people who fancy themselves skeptical about political parties, elections, "the government" etc can be so easily led astray. The government is apparently lying to us about eeeeeverything else... just not 9/11? :p
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 16:35 descender
 
What are the benefits to public research?

Unbiased, not-for-profit research. It isn't a 'benefit', eliminating profit-motivated bias is the single defining feature of public funding.

Also... Research is really expensive. The only reason we know stuff like climate change is a real thing is because of publicly funded research. Otherwise, you'd just have to take BigOil's word for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 16:03 descender
 
I have literally LOL'd at this whole thread.

penetrating rays by Major League Baseball

Is that a Simpsons reference? It must be! http://www.simpsonsworld.com/video/317617219568
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 15:36 descender
 
Sure sounds to me like you don't actually have a backup system if the next backup renders the others useless :p

The Cockrell Hill Police Department lost video evidence and a cache of digital documents after hackers invaded the departmentís computer system last month.
Yet the entire rest of the article goes to great lengths to explain how "hackers" had absolutely nothing to do with it.

I anticipate the obvious follow-up article where they dismiss all of the cases they are now lacking evidence for. /s Hahaha... Who am I kidding? We all know they aren't going to do that.

How much longer are they going to try to peddle technological ignorance as news? There was never any threat of a hack here, the only threat was the person who was using a police computer with open access to evidence browsing the internet. The author seems to be fully aware of all of this and printed the "lie" anyway. Why let them off the hook with this unwarranted speculation about "hackers"?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 14:32 descender
 
Never buy the cheap stuff, Reynolds Wrap or bust.

 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 13:15 descender
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 12:43 descender
 
He already basically is 'the best' by any metrics, it's only easier to make excuses and arguments against him before he wins again. I don't really like that "winning the superbowl" has so much of an influence on a QB's legacy... but that is just the way it is with sports.


I hate Brady more than anyone else here
Now this is a discussion worth having! I currently live in RI so I hate him closer than you do! I get to remind people weekly about ugg boots and deflated balls :p Unfortunately, they get to remind me that I'm a Jets fan.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 12:05 descender
 
I feel like Brady is hard to analyze historically against other QB's because the system he has been in has always been so sound. It's the only factor we can't eliminate because Matt Cassell was able to step in and not skip a beat for his time... so we know the system is strong. :p

Manning was the epitome of what a quarterback can be, IM, partly because I didn't get to watch a lot of Marino I imagine. You could take him out of his team and put him on any other team and they are instantly better. Brady excels at reading defenses but mechanically I feel like he has always been a bit behind the other elite QB's of this era.

I've always felt that Rodgers is much more like Manning than Brady, but this was the first season Rodgers led the league in TD's and has never led in yards. Rodgers has a looooong way to go before he enters the conversation of "greatest ever".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 11:37 descender
 
You posted that the immigration bans were the same, they aren't. You made the assumptions about the refugee program being untrustworthy. You decided to turn "this ban is different than that ban" into "they can't be trusted anyway".

Anyone reading this (or anything else political you've posted) knows that you are anti-immigration. Now you want to try to pretend like that isn't you? LOL... you are fucking hilarious.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 11:26 descender
 
And now my experiences don't matter? You are a treat.

No, I simply don't care why you don't like immigration, because it has nothing to do with this conversation. Your personal experiences policing immigrants have nothing to do with facts about how the refugee program actually works or the details behind the immigration and visa bans.

If I wanted to know how muslim immigrants feel or how they are assimilating after the fact... I still wouldn't ask you. I'd ask a DHS employee that actually deals with refugees and not just people they assume are refugees because they look and speak funny.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 11:10 descender
 
I love how you have to treat everyone as if they are "shouting" and "foaming" just because you can't or won't answer any of the questions actually being posed.

but I guarantee I have access to, experience with, contact with, and direct knowledge with no less than thousands of immigrants from several communities to, what, your online articles you read?
Your anecdotal personal experience has absolutely nothing to do with this conversation. Maybe you can explain to me what your personal sample size has to do with what the actual immigration policies were, or what the actual refugee resettlement details are? I don't care why you don't like immigrants, that is an opinion you can keep to yourself.

because I am not of the like minded hive you come from, my views don't matter right?
No, but your views are hard to take seriously because you don't check your sources to see if they are accurate before you repeat them to other people. When you constantly put your personal beliefs and experiences ahead of demonstrable facts in conversations. It has nothing to do with left or right, it has everything to do with separating facts from opinions and using them honestly in a conversation.

It is your opinion that Obama and Trump "both banned muslims". It is a fact that Obama banned new visa applications and Trump banned all visa applications, current visa holder's and current green card holders. This isn't up for debate, stop trying to change the topic to "how bad immigrants are".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 11:02 descender
 
Which makes more sense to you as the "terrorist organization trying to infiltrate the US"...

Having tens of thousands of potential terrorists apply for resettlement programs in the hopes that a small percentage of them get into the program with the hopes that and even smaller percentage of them are accepted for resettlement in the hopes that an even smaller percentage of them actually get resettled to the US (you don't get to choose a country when you apply)... or just go to a country that will give you a visa in a week and let you fly in to the US on any airline?

Why would they go through all of that effort and uncertainty to resettle through the refugee program when next week they could have 100 people in the country on a single flight?

If your issue with immigrants starts with refugees then you should at least be well informed on how the refugee program actually works.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 10:56 descender
 
Please provide a white list of websites to use as sources and I will gladly pull the same information. Let me guess, Huff Po.

The sources don't matter if you don't ever actually check to see if what the source is saying is accurate. When your flavor of news article says "Obamas orders are the same as Trumps" but the sources they reference and the actual orders don't say actually that, you have to be able to figure that out... and then stop listening to them.

TO Verno's point, go look at the NUMBER of people that came here just last year. There is NO WAY they had an opportunity to check them.

This is just flat out wrong. You can't possibly be more wrong. My previous post shows you the exact numbers and how meaningless they are to the overall population.

It takes over a year and a half MINIMUM to get through the entire process and it involves every security agency in the country. This isn't political, this isn't up for debate, this is a fact. Go read some interviews from people who have actually gone through the process and stop listening to your right-wing fear-mongerers feeding you this insanity about them "sneaking in terrorists" through the refugee program.

If they wanted to sneak terrorists into the US the refugee resettlement program is the absolute last way they would do it. Why would anyone bother going through a years-long process when they could simply come in with visas from other countries like the 9/11 attackers did?

Please keep attacking me and speaking about "my life experience" like you have a fucking clue who I am. Being a cop doesn't make you a special snowflake so stop acting like you're afraid you are going to melt every time someone questions you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 10:46 descender
 
We have different views

Yeah, you believe rightwing troll websites and conflate completely different exective orders. And I... don't?

I'm not shouting you down, you are providing bullshit sources and completely misunderstanding how these orders are different... and you are being called out on it. Do better... or maybe don't bother to post half-informed nonsense.
 
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