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How long have you been a protectionist, Dave?
Politics and Current Events / Re: in a 5-4 decision
Quote from:  uncool
The idea I think Quiz is proposing is that the harm done by discrimination happens because the person is excluded from the good or service. If someone else offers the same thing (or maybe similar enough), accordingly, then no harm is done.

That's not true, though. If a black family walks into a grocery store, on an imaginary road with a dozen perfectly identical grocery stores, and gets told they can't shop there because they're black. That still does obvious harm.
So according to that you should leave rainforests the fuck alone.
Yeah sure. And if I leave them alone, then the Wai Wai people will continue their super low density food production model and one of these days ConAgra will come along and justify cutting down all of the trees to plant corn and soybeans in the name of feeding the world under a high density model.  Is that what you want?

The rainforest may be cut down, so we must cut down the rainforest.
Science / Re: Direct Down Wind Faster Than The Wind
You crackpots had a chance to show something with the balloons. If the cart could do 2 x wind speed, the balloon test would have been a cinch. That was a total failure and now all you have is excuses....
That's what I suspected some time ago when you called the balloon test "a failure" and I responded that it was not a failure, but instead it didn't happen.

It's not correct that a balloon was released and the BB failed to catch up to it.  I clearly explained that we had some technical difficulties with the process and that my friend driving failed to hit the brakes after we released balloons, to get me back into video position before the balloons veered away.  The cart had already passed the balloons before I could resume the video.

Then, when I figured out what to do better, my buddy became worried about safety and would not help again.  In hindsight I should have let him stand aside and followed the BB upwind to try again, driving, releasing the balloon in a better area, and videoing it myself.

I tried to pull this off for all here including you but it didn't work out.  There was no failure documented regarding BB catching balloons, and no success documented either.  Anyone present could see a number of wind streamers and that the BB was clearly exceeding wind speed.  So stick to your cart-on-treadmill concerns and I'd appreciate it if you did not imply that the failure to record a balloon video means that the BB failed to overtake a balloon, as that is false.

Here he is correcting you, when you misrepresented him earlier.
Science / Re: Direct Down Wind Faster Than The Wind
According to MikeB, the cart could not even catch up to air-filled balloons that were released near to ground level,
No, MikeB said that the balloons blew off to one side.  He did not say that "the cart could not even catch up".

The balloon test failed in the sense that it proved nothing at all, and you're (dishonestly) trying to spin it into evidence against ddwfttw.  It shouldn't surprise me, given your extremely dishonest track record.

Bullshit. More Lies and excuses. He said he thought the cart was catching up but OMG the camera broke, or some horseshit.

That means the cart was behind and never caught up with the balloons.

Remember, the balloons were at or near ground level and the propeller reaches about 20 feet into the air!
I suppose wind gradient is something else you choose to ignore or do not understand.

The cart was no where near wind speed the whole time!

This is a fucking FARCE and a SCAM.

I'm pretty sure none of that is anywhere close to what Mike said.
Germany. Since American voters have chosen that we abdicate our position. Russia or China might be leaders, but not of a "free world."
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Is Trump going to shoot James Comey?
I'm happy my news app never told me about this, then. Although, it did repeatedly tell me that octopuses are aliens. As is requisite.
You're never supposed to ask a witness a question, unless you know what their answer will be. Haven't you seen A Civil Action, Dave? Also, you can kinda assume every question you ask here will be answered in whatever way will be least satisfying to you, or TR will take a sporting shot at doing so, at least.
Heinz, you're having a little breakdown. Maybe get some fresh air?
... in some way that you can't articulate.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.

It is very easy to articulate it.

The United States has the world's largest trade deficit. It's been that way since 1975. The deficit in goods and services was $566 billion in 2017.

trade data by country for goods only, not services.

China - $636 billion traded with a $375 billion deficit.
Canada - $582 billion traded with an $18 billion deficit.
Mexico - $557 billion traded with a $71 billion deficit.
Japan - $204 billion traded with a $69 billion deficit.
Germany - $171 billion traded with a $65 billion deficit.

The US has been in a trade war for a long time with all its wonderful allies who have been leeching the lifeblood out of it. Why the hell shouldn't Trump do what he can to balance things out? What is all the self-righteous indignation about?

I have a massive trade deficit with Jet's Pizza. I didn't realize they were taking me for a ride.
So paying people for goods and services is welfare? Interesting take.
I legit don't think he's stupid. I just think he's never been imparted with the base values necessary to even want to discern what is real, and how things work.
Dave doesn't believe things. He just states them. He has no foundation of critical thinking, or intellectual honesty, and just has a murmur of an ability to rationalize. Which he uses to prop up what he'd like to believe.
I'm ahead. I'm a man.
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah.

I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in god I trust, yeah
Hey now, he's got some help from conservative judges and Congressional Republicans.
The Bible's the one that declares American independence, right?
Okay. That makes sense.
So you think Schumer should be using his time to accuse Trump of ethnic cleansing, and that's the best strategy for Democrats going forward? Maybe. I just don't get the visceral outrage, in this case, or rather think it's wildly misdirected.
I don't think it should pass without comment, that Dave is a pedophile. That's not me insulting him, for the sake of insulting him, because I don't enjoy insulting people. But just a statement of fact. If you're happy for, or want to be a man who marries a 15 year old child, then you're a pedophile. That's not normal. In fact, it's a bit disturbing. If Dave doesn't act on such urges, which I trust he doesn't, then he's in the clear, but  I still hate any normalization of attraction to children.