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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
That does it. The bastard is after our wine now:
Except this was happening before Trump.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/u-s-launches-trade-action-against-canada-over-b-c-wine-sales

Now you are giving him credit for this as well?
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
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I mean look what happened with Reagan after he went senile in office.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
 :parrot:

Think on the positive side.  If he is ill, he can be impeached with ease.
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Even in the sixties I knew most Americans (and a few other advanced countries) were better off than the Kings and Millionaires of the past.  As long as you have a good Dentist and your health.
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Science / Re: Thylacine in Queensland?
It sure doesn't look like a fox

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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Your president is unhinged:

https://apnews.com/c810d7de280a47e88848b0ac74690c83
Did he really do this?

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AP: Do you feel like that's one thing that you've changed, that you maybe are actually asking the direct questions about some of these things?
TRUMP: Yeah. Let me give me an example. A little before I took office there was a terrible article about the F-35 fighter jet. It was hundreds of billions of dollars over budget. It was seven years behind schedule. It was a disaster. So I called in Lockheed and I said, "I'm sorry, we're going to have to bid this out to another company, namely Boeing," or whoever else. But Boeing. And I called in Boeing and I started getting competing offers back and forth. ...
TRUMP: I saved $725 million on the 90 planes. Just 90. Now there are 3,000 planes that are going to be ordered. On 90 planes I saved $725 million. It's actually a little bit more than that, but it's $725 million. Gen. Mattis, who had to sign the deal when it came to his office, said, "I've never seen anything like this in my life." We went from a company that wanted more money for the planes to a company that cut. And the reason they cut -- same planes, same everything -- was because of me. I mean, because that's what I do.

Because that is revolutionary.  He really isn't beholden to anybody, he isn't worried about how much money people might give or withhold from his war chest.  But he does seem to not like getting ripped off by a defense contract.

How is that unhinged?
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Science / Re: Thylacine in Queensland?
pedant
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Science / Re: The future looks cool
Something I've learned in the last 9 years of researching climate change and weather, is that eventually the actual data is either published, leaked, or somebody figures out how to access it and make it available to anyone.  Toto pulls back the curtain, and that changes things.  Of course the fanatic or hard nosed capitalist will still want to spin things, but it becomes much harder when everybiody has an app on their phone that shows reality.

That shit, having mass access to data and reality, that changes things.  The dictator knows this, but the fanatic does not.


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Science / Re: The future looks cool
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Science / Re: Thylacine in Queensland?
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Science / Re: The future looks cool
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Science / Re: The future looks cool
This can't happen fast enough

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3190409/sustainable-it/unsubsidized-wind-and-solar-now-the-cheapest-source-for-new-electric-power.html

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Especially the rooftops and parking lots covered with solar panels.  The idiocy of not using the sun as a power source has got to end.
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The Soap Opera / Re: The numbers
That number isn't easy to calculate.

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The Soap Opera / Re: The numbers
Over half the posts on the board are from one forum.

And almost half of the posts in that forum are from one topic.

More than one out of every four visible replies are in just one topic.

More than one tenth of all replies for the entire forum are from one person, with 8,763 replies
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The Soap Opera / The numbers
Alternative Reality Science Extravaganza 42,827

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Economics of "Saving Agriculture" (Thereby Saving the World) 20,902 Replies
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Science / Re: The future looks cool
In a completely unrelated but still awesome future is cool way, we watched the digitally restored Wizard of OZ last night. The movie looks so completely awesome now, it is beyond amazing.