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by Dragline
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 180775

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

At least George Wallace apologized.

Well, we've confirmed what "Make America Great Again" means. Really old white dudes wishing for the pre "Martin Luther Coon" America of their childhood. Yes sir ree bob!

But no surprises there, eh?
by Dragline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 2082

Re: Free Speech

Yes, that is whacky. Sounds like the theme of "Binding Chaos" (H. Marsh), which is a book favored by Anonymous I've read recently. The idea that people can just "get along" in some amorphous way without structure has come up repeatedly since Rousseau and has always ended pretty ugly. The latest theo...
by Dragline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Does one owe it to their parents to take care of them in old age?
Replies: 104
Views: 10707

Re: Does one owe it to their parents to take care of them in old age?

I shed tears over your post, Sclass. I'm very sorry for all that you have been through and continue to experience.

Both of your parents had low empathy characteristics -- a narcissist and a borderline. It's not your fault.

Wish I could hug you, man.
by Dragline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Purchasing tiny apartment + insurance as investment? (Instead of renting for 3 + yrs)
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Purchasing tiny apartment + insurance as investment? (Instead of renting for 3 + yrs)

If there are a ton of them, why are they so cheap? You need to think of the prospect of selling or renting such thing down the road.
by Dragline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 2082

Re: Free Speech

A nice way of saying "Cloudfare can do whatever the fuck it wants as to who it does business with" -- which is true. Duh.

So if you (or StormPepe) don't like it, complain, boycott or picket Cloudfare. THAT is actually your right of free speech in this circumstance.
by Dragline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Pre-paying rent as investment?
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: Pre-paying rent as investment?

Unless you are a problem tenant, go for it. But I would not accept that arrangement as your landlord.
by Dragline
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 38
Views: 2082

Re: Free Speech

There is a gross misapprehension here as to what is the right to free speech, and what is not, which is unfortunately all too uncommon, and I'm sorry, frankly ignorant of the law surrounding this issue. The right to free speech in the United States has meaning only in relation to the government or g...
by Dragline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

Perhaps you are privy to more information than everyone else, or you are speculating based on pre-conceived bias and projections of what you want this kid to be. Your hunch may ultimately be proven true, or he may have reacted in a fit of rage after a fight or someone damaging his car. I don't know...
by Dragline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

That's why I lean more in support of the efforts of the citizens of Charlottesville and all other good-hearted civilians who took it upon themselves to stand together in protest of the rally and in protection of those most threatened. The streets of their city belong to the people, not to out of st...
by Dragline
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

it is hard to compare these effects, of course, but brute is actually convinced that the aggregate negative effect of white supremacy is far below the aggregate negative effect of political correctness. nobody has directly died from PC, but brute isn't convinced that 1 death is worse than, say, low...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

country doesn't seem divided enough You should be pleased. You want it all to go down in flames, right? You can sit on the sidelines and pretend to be a uninterested umpire until somebody burns your house down and then you wonder why and complain about it being unfair because you weren't involved. ...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

People can get crazy in situations like that. It could be that he was over arguing/fight with those people, got punched a few times, and over-reacted in extreme fashion. I'm not defending the guy here at all. It does seem extremely likely that he was there on the side of the white supremacists. I'm...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

@C40 The car accelerated into a crowd, rammed them, and then tried to get away in reverse. Watch it reverse course after committing murder. Is this not an act of terrorism and is there any excuse in the world for it? Yes or no. Why does it matter if he felt like a white snowflake or what others were...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?
Replies: 22
Views: 1092

Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Well, I wish I lived closer to work. Its not really about money at this point, but health. At 13 miles, I can bike there some of the time, but I could probably do most or all of the time if it was more like 5. And the health aspects would probably be worth more than the financial ones. Then again, I...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!
Replies: 15
Views: 787

Re: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!

We should say "meh" and move on with our lives. We'll all be dead to this world a lot sooner.

I honestly do not think human minds can actually process this.
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

@ffj So you support the terrorists. Yes or no. If not, why are you hiding behind this crap of "we just don't know" when the guy who was there with the alt-right, was driving and owned the car, was caught red-handed on the scene, and has been charged with second degree murder? Do you think that was r...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

Well, at least a few people on the right are calling things for what they are -- evil. Does anyone here seriously think differently and what the hell have you been smoking? "On Twitter, Rubio wrote that it was, "Very important for the nation to hear [Trump] describe events in Charlottesville for wha...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

So why isn't the POTUS talking like this? As the local police chief said, this was premeditated violence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lse0nQ0jvQ

Maybe because POTUS is also on the losing side of history with his supporters.
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

Re the murder weapon and suspect: https://twitter.com/search?q=james+alex+fields&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch Now tell us, class, what terrible injustice did this guy for being a white man suffer before he decided to go to someone else's city and kill people? Where is his h...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

I have noticed that most "injured white males" are whiners who are better described as "snowflakes" given how they like to apply that moniker to others. But claiming victimhood is what its all about. For more information, here is what we heard from UVA BEFORE the murder: "Dear UVA Parents: Whether y...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: White supremacy run amok
Replies: 292
Views: 10372

Re: White supremacy run amok

Let's stop all this speculation and imagination. One of my sons is in Charlottesville about a mile away from where this all happened. What happened in Charlottesville was not a protest. It was a white supremacist rally called "Unite The Right" followed by a domestic terrorist attack. It began with a...
by Dragline
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Parable of the Socks
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: The Parable of the Socks

I agree with the sentiment, but you ought to get a refund for those socks! I have also found that owning expensive things tends to cause more stress than joy. I'd rather own moderate or cheap ones that I can easily replace when they become lost, broken or ruined (a common occurrence in a house with ...
by Dragline
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1195
Views: 146237

Re: Investments Trade Log

Thanks. I'll put that on my list.
by Dragline
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?
Replies: 45
Views: 3373

Re: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?

Don't believe the hype -- its the saving rate that matters the most, not getting wound up about particular portfolios. See https://seekingalpha.com/article/4059786-important-saving-investing Leave your funds alone and keep reading/studying until you find something that you are willing to stick with ...
by Dragline
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Blood Work
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Blood Work

Cheapest way is to just get it as part of an annual physical.

Otherwise, there are lots of private labs that will charge about $100 for a standard set of tests. Here's a typical list of what's available: https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_panel ... arch=#2137