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by Mutex
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 34
Views: 1024

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

EdgarJPublius wrote:Teachers in schools have been legally armed in many states for basically the entire history of America, and so far the predicted negative consequences have failed to accrue.

How many teachers in the US carry a gun in school on a daily basis?
by Mutex
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 580919

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I’m kinda surprised this isn’t here yet. So, for background, Russia fired upon and siezed 3 Ukrainian naval vessels sailing through the strait between Crimea and Russia. By treaty, this strait is shared between Russia and Ukraine, so the boats had a right to travel through. Since annexing Crimea, R...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Fuck knows. He seems unkeen on another referendum or withdrawing article 50. So I guess we crash out without a deal, he blames the tories for everything bad that happens, and he wings it from there. Truth be told none of us have a clue what he'd do if he ended up with power, he might not know himsel...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I think Corbyn's thinking is if the bill fails, we'll have a general election and he'll be able to seize power. So he's basically putting his feet up and watching Rome burn thinking it can only be good for Labour. Yeah, they don't have an alternative. They've avoided suggesting one in order to avoid...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I have no doubt Ireland will reunite in the next couple of generations tbh. But it's not a likely outcome right now, there's far too many protestant unionists who'd get very angry and violent. It's a hell of a messy situation that the EU solved, until the brexiters came along and kicked the hornets ...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

And I don't agree with the turkey/triffle metaphor, because going hard-turkey would be worse than the half-way point. It would definitely mean ripping up the Good Friday Agreement and going back to the Troubles. Personally I don't think it would lead to that. I do think it would lead to the break-u...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

And this proposal seems like a reasonable compromise between the various opinions within the UK, given the non-cakeism constraints from the EU. The UK can start in "Norway" style, close but not quite in, with the perspective to step down towards "Canada" over the years. Yeah, bu...
by Mutex
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Looks like there's going to be a vote of no confidence, and most likely May will win it, and be untouchable for a year. Meaning she'll survive to push her bill into parliament - what happens then is anyone's guess. In other news, May has announced she'll appoint the new Brexit secretary soon. Also, ...
by Mutex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

What was May thinking bringing Hammond on that early?
by Mutex
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I can't see the deal making it through parliament. Neither brexiters nor remainers like it. Some brexiters have even said it's worse than remaining - I mean, they're right, surprised they've only just worked that out. The resignations and letters of no confidence in May are starting to roll in. Inte...
by Mutex
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 22328

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Well, it means Dems need to flip 4 seats in 2020 if they want to take the Senate. Is that doable?
by Mutex
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Last time I had a £50 note it was in Canary Wharf, when I withdrew £50 from an ATM. Then I went into a sandwich shop and used it to pay for a sandwich. The cashier didn't even blink, obviously that's completely normal in Canary Wharf.
by Mutex
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Also, a lot of the right's pro-Israel stance seems to just be about preferring them over Muslims. This doesn't necessarily mean seeing Jews as equal to Christians. Ant-Israel sentiment on the left is more driven by seeing all people as equal, including the thousands of Muslim people losing their liv...
by Mutex
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

And also because European integration isn't yet at the point any country would be happy to get rid of its own army altogether. So, Belgium is likely to want to have an army to defend itself no matter what.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

freezeblade wrote:I vote we coin the term "Trumpist" as the word to describe people who engage in those sort of acts.

Too vague, that covers far too broad a range of evil and demented behaviour.

It's projection at its core, just... Worse. Phony victimhood? Still only covers part of it really.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Problem with replacing the A-10 is that it was designed to deal with Soviet SAM batteries and armored columns. To properly design a replacement system you have to have a credible threat to design it against, and there's no military forces that pose that kind of Cold War armored tank threat to the U...
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Some details are being shed on the man who sent the explosive packages: A 56-year-old man has been arrested in Florida in connection with a mail-bombing campaign aimed at critics of President Trump. US officials named the man as Cesar Sayoc, saying that more arrests could follow. (...) Media reports...
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

If the camera and microphone haven't been disabled, if someone gains control of the phone they could spy on him. And possibly also know his location at all times. An insecure device shouldn't be in the White House.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I think the F22's would've been a better choice. For who? The F22 isn't sold to other countries. As for the F35's performance. The UK has entirely gone for the F35-B (jump jet) variant, to take off from our carriers. Which is even more limited in terms of manoeuvrability, range and weapons. Still, ...
by Mutex
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

MakingProgress wrote:I hope everybody here understands that this is a huge deal for a small country like Belgium. I wonder who is going to pay for all this ?
Spoiler:
Actually, i know who is paying for this. I am ! :x

Jeez, your fellow countrymen could at least have chipped in a bit.
by Mutex
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Well, people can see your eye colour from the photo on the ID, I've not seen it explicitly listed on the ID. Same with sex/gender, the photo is enough to tell people what you look like.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

He does realise they can just kick him out, right? He's in their house. If he doesn't like the rules, he can leave.
by Mutex
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 322262

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Huh, maybe they're different in the UK. Pretty sure they're just little chunks of chicken. EDIT: According to Wikipedia: The chicken is cut and shaped to the correct size. This is done manually, by a series of automatic blades, or by a process called grinding (a method of deboning in which the softe...
by Mutex
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1853
Views: 322262

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I mean, it's a good start isn't it? Also, to me, chicken nuggets taste like... chicken? I don't really get how it's less chickeny than other chicken.
by Mutex
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 276
Views: 69340

Re: News in brief

Thesh wrote:Well, in Colorado it was ruled that you are forced to serve a gay couple, but you are not forced to write a message on the cake.

That's the same ruling as the UK. You can't refuse to serve someone because they're gay, but you can refuse to write a message you don't agree with.
by Mutex
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 276
Views: 69340

Re: News in brief

Indeed, whatever way the decision went it would cut both ways. For example if they'd ruled against the bakers, anyone would be able to force gay baker (or anyone who supports gay marriage) to bake a cake with "NO TO GAY MARRIAGE" on it, or even worse. I guess there'd still be a limit to th...
by Mutex
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

The core issue is I don't think there's any clean way to define 'art' at all. Art is basically anything that is engineered to make people think and feel, and the better the art, the more people it will cause to think and feel, and the more deeply they will do so. But obviously that's a totally subj...
by Mutex
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2388757

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It shouldn't have been too hard to make sure the shredder wasn't visible from the outside, and it's not like art house's routinely X-ray pieces of art to check if they're booby-trapped. This hasn't happened before, funnily enough.
by Mutex
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

As an Alaskan, Murkowski's 'No' vote doesn't surprise me. She's basically a Democrat wearing a Republican hat (at least the way she and her office operate here). She lost the Republican nomination and immediately decided to run as a write-in alternate Republican. She won by pandering to the Alaska ...
by Mutex
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Ok, but how do you determine that? Would "comes from a country with lots of fire" be sufficient evidence?
by Mutex
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Is that an argument for locking people in a burning building?
by Mutex
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4963
Views: 688888

Re: Doctor Whom

I might watch it. I stopped watching DW years ago, but I'll check it out now it has a new showrunner.
by Mutex
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Don't forget, anyone who doesn't share their glassy-eyed utterly deluded blind faith in Britain to continue being the greatest country on Earth unstoppable even by logic and the laws of physics is just a 5th columnish traitor who hates Britain. If the impossible turns out to be impossible, it's the ...
by Mutex
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Yeah, the Brexiteer plans for the Irish border take magical thinking to a whole new level. They ignored it the entire referendum campaign and even now they're still trying to hand-wave it away with imaginary technology.
by Mutex
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

But, there's plenty of things they can do which we know they won't. Well, one or two things anyway.
by Mutex
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1236
Views: 187430

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

May interviewed about the Irish border in case of hard brexit:
Spoiler:
Image

Still seems that the only workable brexit option is staying in the EEA. Unfortunately for the Tories they've painted themselves into a corner by ruling it out.
by Mutex
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Vox have an interesting article detailing the times Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question during the testimony. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/9/28/17914308/kavanaugh-ford-question-dodge-hearing-chart Short version, Ford dodged zero questions, and Kavanaugh dodged a whole lot, at least ...
by Mutex
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Apparently Jeff Flake has gone AWOL right before the vote, just after talking to democrat senators. I'm sure it's nothing. But oh my yarm the tension . EDIT: And now the vote has been delayed, apparently something to do with Flake. Vote reportedly delayed The Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly...
by Mutex
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

Although he'd be right at home on Fox News. So at least he has a plan B.
by Mutex
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7985
Views: 613556

Re: Trump presidency

There's also vagueness about what counts as military spending, eg do military pensions count? And the fact that spending doesn't necessarily reflect actual military ability. Better asset acquisition means a country gets more equipment for less money, by the "percentage of GDP" measure that...

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