Saboth wrote on Oct 21, 2021, 18:50:Nullity wrote on Oct 21, 2021, 13:57:Honestly, I consider the modern GOP to be far more dangerous to America than any foreign terrorist organization. A terrorist might kill a few people, perhaps a few thousand on a good day. Donald Trump himself killed 200,000 Americans, and the GOP's policies would kill millions (which doesn't even get into their attacks on our democracy by calling elections fraudulent).RedEye9 wrote on Oct 21, 2021, 13:38:Oddly enough, the Taliban is less toxic and follows the rules.
tRumps Riot Used Todays Hillbillies
It’s hilarious that the taliban has a huge presence on Twitter and 45 don’t got shit.
The Flying Penguin wrote on Oct 20, 2021, 14:01:
Maybe I'm getting to old for the dirt trails. Growing old sucks.
FloodAnxiety wrote on Oct 16, 2021, 16:37:
I'm not a fan of cryptocurrency or NFTs, but I see no problem with allowing those things to fail on their own (or perhaps, even find a long term nitch; though I remain skeptical that they will survive another 10 years). I don't think it should be up to a store front to dictate what technology should be used to manage transactions within a game ecosystem.
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 15, 2021, 10:22:Nullity wrote on Oct 14, 2021, 12:31:I continue to be amazed the internet ad business model works. I don't specifically recall when I first installed an adblocker, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't long after they were invented in the early 2000s. This is especially true for the YouTube model. All those YTers making their millions off ads, yet I have watched thousands of hours of YouTube and the only ads I have seen are the one done by the YTers as part of their video, which I 15 second skip through. It is just weird to me...Ad-blocker actually delivers ads, say security researchers.There's no reason for anyone to use anything other than uBlock Origin for their browser ad-block plugin.
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 4, 2021, 22:46:jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2021, 17:24:
Dune releases in theatres in 7 weeks. Should they just push it to 2022?
Nope. Streaming is the new reality for most people and one they have come to not just accept but embrace.
The zenith of theatres has been passed and now it's just a slow decline to its nadir.
The companies who profit in the future will realize this and pivot, the companies that will go out of business will not and continue beating a dead horse.
You can have mouthbreathing yokels who says "It's just like the flu" while they shove horse dewormer up their ass. It doesn't change the fact that humans are facing another mass extinction event. Social and economic factors have been permanently changed. The forthcoming climate changes that are increasing in frequency and disruption will change them further.
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2021, 20:56:WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 3, 2021, 17:48:It's all part of the plan. The less educated you are, the more likely you are to vote Republican.
15 Miami Dade educators die from Covid19 in 10-days.
"Deaths are decreasing" ('cause we stopped informing) says Gov. Death Sentence.
The most dangerous pre-existing condition is stupidity.
Vax doubters think Covid is only hard on the weak, infirm and dumb (really!), who do not deserve to live anyway.
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 3, 2021, 16:10:jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2021, 15:32:That's chicken feed.RedEye9 wrote on Sep 3, 2021, 14:03:Surveilled since 2016, so quite a bit, I recon. At least he didn't have a gun.
Talk about a boring job until it’s not.“the man was very aware of the constant surveillance”New Zealand police kill ‘terrorist’ after he stabs 6 people
“a police surveillance team and a specialist tactics group had followed the man from his home … to the supermarket”
Around-the-clock surveillance, I wonder what that costs.
Here in the states we use petroleum products and manpower to monitor our terrorist's.
FBI Spy Planes Monitored Suspect for 430 Hours
It's a bummer that New Zealand doesn't have the awesomesauce 2nd Amendment. Here in texas they recently made it illegal not to carry a gun or some such craziness.
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 27, 2021, 15:52:
Florida Judge Throws Out Gov. Ron De
athSantis' Order Prohibiting Masks In Schools
A Floriduh judge has ruled that school districts in the state can require students to wear masks.
At least 10 school districts — including some in many of the largest cities — had been defying state rules set by Gov. Ron DuhSantis banning mask mandates.
Carcifier wrote on Aug 19, 2021, 11:54:
And thus the golden era of video gaming ended. No longer were new games created, simply old ones remade...
However, all remakes can be purchased with a collector's edition, season pass, all access perma stuck in Alpha (cause why would you ever finish a game when people pay to play alpha's & beta's?) development with a new skin for your BFG9069...if you PRE-ORDER NOW!
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 09:46:Greentiger wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 01:44:While your sourcing in this particular case isn't stellar, I previously suggested there might have been national security people who thought this would happen and that they had even been allowed to give their opinion to whose in power. It really does seem a bit obvious in 20/20 hindsight and it is difficult to think it was totally missed. There were also likely opposing opinions, there usually are.
I've been hearing online the CIA predicted months for the government to fall. But we're seeing it fall in weeks, maybe days.
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2021, 21:39:NKD wrote on Aug 16, 2021, 21:22:Ah the kush, he'd have been an excellent one.👎
Frankly I don't see why anyone is surprised about what's going on in Afghanistan. I can only conclude that it's just disingenuous partisan finger pointing and even more disingenuous "I told you so" from warmongering Bushites, because this ending has been in the works for 20 years. It would have gone down exactly the same under any of the previous administrations, as well. Maybe even worse under Trump simply because he would probably have put Jared Kushner in charge of it.
The Afghan military had hardware, it had training. All of which came at great cost to the US. They simply decided not to fight. You can't force them to care about their own country or to value democracy or any of that shit. This is why foreign intervention is a mistake 9 times out of 10. Quite frankly if people can't keep control of their own country, then it isn't THEIR country and they don't deserve it. The Taliban cared more, and wanted it more, and just had to walk through the door. Barely a shot fired.
If anyone can give me a suggestion as to how the US could have done things differently and compelled the Afghan military to DO THEIR FUCKING JOB, I'm all ears. As far as I can see, the only alternative was to stay there forever.
Here's a word for word quote from 45's National Security Advisor when asked what the twice impeached golfer would do about Afghanistan.
John Bolton: "Well, I don't think he thought coherently about it, and I think if he had been reelected, he would have done essentially the same thing Biden did. Mike Pompeo, who joins in the responsibility for this policy, has tried to distinguish it, but in fact, Trump wanted out. He was going to get out. He didn't care whether the conditions that were included in the peace deal were met. Had he been reelected, I think he would have done the same thing Biden did."