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  1. Thread: Top Gun: Maverick

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    I thought they achieved their goal pretty well,...

    I thought they achieved their goal pretty well, too. In fact, apart from the plot thinness,

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    my only quibble was that they left the formula by not trading in the second of the...
  2. Thread: Monkey Flu

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    You guys need to read slower. Summit described...

    You guys need to read slower. Summit described heterogeneous population effects, not xenophobia. LSL said "change the trend" and Summit described things that could/should change it. But might not....
  3. Thread: Top Gun: Maverick

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    What did he call them? "The forces of gravity"?...

    What did he call them? "The forces of gravity"? Cringe.

    I saw it with my wife and another couple. We don't do many movies in theaters, but we did go to a particularly awful one on our first date....
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    That was before the EPA ruling, though. Now the...

    That was before the EPA ruling, though. Now the SCOTUS claims the right to decide how a legislature may perform or delegate a major constitutional responsibility. If CO2 is too major for the federal...
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    I'll grant you the moral part of that but...

    I'll grant you the moral part of that but grandstanding is not defined by the message it promotes but by the method.

    On the other hand, oversimplified memes are a common tool of propaganda to...
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    This makes sense WRT whole different weapon...

    This makes sense WRT whole different weapon systems and anything that represents a huge escalation. But is there anything in that set of tools that has any chance to be deployed in Ukraine? Is there...
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Exactly. And some Russian arms manufacturers who...

    Exactly. And some Russian arms manufacturers who aren't too keen to give demonstrations. That's before we talk strategic deterrent value.
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    For me, the last pre-escalation hope was that...

    For me, the last pre-escalation hope was that Russia would consider the significant strategic risk of being embarrassed by Ukraine and what that would cost. It seemed like a rational consideration,...
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    I keep trying to figure out: would it be better...

    I keep trying to figure out: would it be better if we could see the license plate or is it better not to know?

    Is that shroom's avatar? So much to unpack.
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Lol. The article is about to be 3 weeks old. And...

    Lol. The article is about to be 3 weeks old. And you were concerned they couldn't learn in 3 weeks--but that was a month ago. Everyone else is nuts. Yup.
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    A month ago you were sure the Ukrainians couldn't...

    A month ago you were sure the Ukrainians couldn't learn to use HIMARS, too.
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Trains apparently need air support these days....

    Trains apparently need air support these days. Now that they have HIMARS we need to get them longer range rockets to reach a couple of specific bridges. They've already shown off the blueprints.
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    Raises hand. My wife and I were supposed to take...

    Raises hand. My wife and I were supposed to take a road trip to Utah to bike and called the whole thing off with her ongoing lung issues. 5 weeks before she could do anything 2 days in a row and...
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    Not adequately. In this case I think it's even...

    Not adequately. In this case I think it's even relevant: no way her presence in a white house full of old men didn't influence what she saw and heard.

    She knows what she does in part because she...
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    If that's what you want to happen, in your...

    If that's what you want to happen, in your opinion, is there anything that we should do first before we pronounce sentence and start the executions? Would it be a good idea to communicate to the...
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    I agree with you. In fact I'd take it further and...

    I agree with you. In fact I'd take it further and say that Trump himself has never been the issue. The temper tantrums he's been throwing for now going on 6 years are almost the entire problem.
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    I see a lot of taped depositions, which seems...

    I see a lot of taped depositions, which seems pretty normal. Have you noticed how they've also talked to people off the record?

    The purpose of the commission is to find out what happened. All the...
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    It's also how they do it in a grand jury....

    It's also how they do it in a grand jury. So...expect an indictment?
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    FKNA

    FKNA
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    It would certainly make it more difficult to...

    It would certainly make it more difficult to collect Russian dividends.
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    There's no particular disagreement about that,...

    There's no particular disagreement about that, but if they can do it by hitting military targets first and then walking in to finish the job it would be easier for them. That's the point: hitting a...
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    The term "insurrection" is what the 14th...

    The term "insurrection" is what the 14th amendment uses. Others are also applicable, but "insurrection" is relevant for that reason.
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    Cono, in American English "arms" is short for...

    Cono, in American English "arms" is short for armaments, not necessarily firearms.

    Some further reading in case you're doubting OG's description:

    1876 gave a basic outline....
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    That's a good idea. Hopefully the people who...

    That's a good idea. Hopefully the people who write those books pay attention to the actual facts.

    There's an industry in this country whose product is a warm feeling of being informed without...
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    That was a solid self own there. Sigworthy. ...

    That was a solid self own there. Sigworthy.

    Even more awesome because 2^2.5 > 1.1^17
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    Sounds like we're screwed, then.

    Sounds like we're screwed, then.
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    They should really do a better job. Maybe if...

    They should really do a better job.

    Maybe if we post more in the trip thread.
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    I gave you the link before. Go to 1:05. Willful...

    I gave you the link before. Go to 1:05. Willful ignorance is not reinforcing your right to an opinion. https://youtu.be/bC3_VFFJlSY

    "Of course the world now knows that the people who attacked the...
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    It used to be. Now as soon as we can agree on a...

    It used to be. Now as soon as we can agree on a fact it's time to start spinning that. See above. A couple years ago violent insurrection was bad. Now it's time to normalize it. What about people in...
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    Most coups need some kind of cover. This was...

    Most coups need some kind of cover. This was theirs. That some people were so delusional as to actually believe their cover story doesn't change the nature of the overall conspiracy.

    For cono,...
  31. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    This whole tale just got weirder. Nice work

    This whole tale just got weirder. Nice work
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    So it is 2022. Good to know.

    So it is 2022. Good to know.
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    No missile no fly would be a good start. This...

    No missile no fly would be a good start. This looks helpful--need to hurry it up:

    "CNN: US to announce purchase of surface-to-air missile defense system for Ukraine.

    U.S. President Joe Biden...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    FIFY

    FIFY
  35. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Anyone who can still define it as a marginal cost...

    Anyone who can still define it as a marginal cost didn't wake up in a bomb shelter this morning, so definitely not too painful.

    So where does that end for you? Does the cost of fuel have to be too...
  36. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Thanks in advance! The fourth is coming up and...

    Thanks in advance! The fourth is coming up and that ought to be good for some fireworks.
  37. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    You gonna mention this newfound wisdom in the...

    You gonna mention this newfound wisdom in the bitcoin thread next?
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    Wrong forum, JONG.

    Wrong forum, JONG.
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    So all posts are safe, as long as Benny started...

    So all posts are safe, as long as Benny started the thread? Iceman maybe almost as safe, unless it's a really long con he's running... We may need a list.
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    Loopin around 419895 419897 419900 Slava...

    Loopin around
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    419897

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    Slava Ukraini. Not quite as good as Skilyft's, but there sure are a lot of yellow fields and blues skies to choose from lately!
  41. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Cactus. I try to make sure I have pliers...

    Cactus. I try to make sure I have pliers (Leatherman style), duct tape and a lighter (sometimes useful for warming the duct tape, usually not) to remove big and little pointies in cactus country....
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    Definitely not. That's what EMEC is for.

    Definitely not. That's what EMEC is for.
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    That's beautiful. I knew a lot of people that...

    That's beautiful. I knew a lot of people that would envy it, but I don't think any of us ever got such an opportunity. I recall a water balloon launcher, a well-placed racquetball and verbal...
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    HIMARS seeing action. ...

    HIMARS seeing action.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1540473283283410944?cxt=HHwWgICzwcKS7uAqAAAA
  45. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    If our gas taxes weren't too low to cover the...

    If our gas taxes weren't too low to cover the costs gas creates we wouldn't even notice this nonsense.
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    Word

    Word
  47. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    WTF are you talking about?

    WTF are you talking about?
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    So what does that have to do with a chart of a...

    So what does that have to do with a chart of a bond fund?
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    I get what you're saying, obviously, but your...

    I get what you're saying, obviously, but your position here is basically just that the world should conform to one-dimensional thinking. There are hundreds of factors, good and bad, that influence...
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    I think my sarcasm may need a less volatile...

    I think my sarcasm may need a less volatile solvent because it was dripping when I first applied it. I don't mind if Carl thinks he's being complimented, since that's literally the worst thing that...
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