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  1. This guy is a former F14 naval aviator and writes for the USNI and generally is pretty credible - he just put out a pretty good overview of the F22 shoot down Neato presentation of the info and his speculation of why they used a missile vs a gun run. Also funny that a balloon is the F22s first kill
  2. The Ewer family is battlebots royalty, Son of Whyachi was a hell of a bot back in the day. I'm about 75% sure that Hydra Ewer is playing up the heel persona, but the fusion Ewer may just be awkward lol. Surprisingly good matchups this week though!
  3. Really funny skits this week, but I wish I knew why they always ask the bands to play the most slow crooning song they've got
  4. Counterpoint: we went from man's first flight to the first flight around the world in 20 years. The first man in space in 58 years. We had men on the moon 66 years after first flight. A LOT can and will change in 50 years, provided sufficient incentive. I'd bet the reduced maintenance cost from electric vehicles drives quite a bit more consumer interest as the technology advances
  5. Lol I am truly sorry for besmirching your internet message board avatar honor. May your snowflake one day be restored
  6. My b, I guess it was cheese weasel lol. I have a hard time differentiating you fascist apologists
  7. Man, I was hoping after 2021 that we'd be done with the practice of putting out a lie just to get incredulous news publications to repeat it for you. I'm real tired of russia busting that out on us and it working so fantastically well
  8. The prosecution was so bad that chicken sandwich still uses it as his avatar lol
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    Literally the post I quoted of yours originally? with the context of "these decisions" being "children receiving hormones and other gender transition therapies" For fucks sake man, do you not read what you post?
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    Well when you're making broad-ass statements like "there are MANY examples of the state putting hormones into kids on a whim", I'd expect that to at least have some basis in fact. You're out here nursing a "muh CIVILITY!!!" grievance when you're failing to do us the barest courtesy of not just making shit up and lying to our faces.
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    See now you're conflating "just googling random bullshit and longcatting it into the thread" with "data and facts". There's not much to reason with when you're just being lazy as fuck and giving me the first page of google, as if you're contributing hard data to the discussion. I mean since you're making the claim of "I do think that there have been many examples of schools, courts, and child protective services-type agencies intervening in these decisions", I think it's reasonable to expect you to back that up with some specific examples if it's actually as prevalent as you claim. Especially when it's as inflammatory and grievance-based as your framing makes it.
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    If you feel this way, you should validate your feelings with data and facts before you expect other people to take you seriously. You're hiding your hate behind faux intellectualism.
  14. buy a strangle position, volatility pays you either way
  15. I recall one of our representatives also expressing a desire to be more like the Russian military, I'd be more than happy to pay his way
  16. It looks like the penetrator warhead from a shaped charge, given the ephemeral straight line of "FUCK YOU" that initiates with an explosion
  17. A 7th officer has been fired by the police department, but they haven't yet been identified and the PD hasn't said what their role was in the murder (AP reporting). Really odd that the cops arent telling the community who the dangerous people are that they're kicking out
  18. Losing "billions", assuming you mean several (less than ten) billion is still a hell of a lot less than $75 billion in stock buybacks on top of record profits. Show your work and actually consider the numbers. I looked up Chevron and Exxon's financial performance over the last few years and they both posted profits - not losses - over FY21 and FY22. FY20 did have losses, but they were FAR shadowed by profits in 21 and 22. This doesn't jibe, ya turkey. Wow lol. When I think of successful American business, I certainly think of "lawful, ethical, and fair", and definitely not regulatory capture, fraud, and briber-i-mean-lobbying. This is impressively wide-eyed, even for you Chrispy lol
  19. I guess I just disagree that the lesson learned was "don't lend to poor people" - the lesson was "it's less profitable to lend to poor people". We stopped lending to poor borrowers because in a free market economy, why SHOULDN'T a bank prefer to lend to "more qualified" buyers that can shoulder higher rates of fees? I don't think it was sold as "American buyers were irresponsible and poor buyers", the financial crisis has pretty much always been described to me as market makers getting greedy and overextending. The only people "learning the wrong lessons" are the same people who have been making money hand over fist as housing markets have skyrocketed, thanks to the lessons they learned. I don't think they'd agree it was the wrong lesson to learn.
  20. The derivatives market is right back to where it was, and firms are even more leveraged than they were in 2008. No doubt small buyers are getting priced out (following the trend of fewer resident/owners, more large businesses with many many renters) but the secondary markets that actually hold the mortgage for 99% of the lifetime of the paper are still doing what led to the 2008 meltdown. It's just that they haven't gotten unlucky again. Yet.
  21. We didn't learn any lessons. Lenders and the bad actors that caused the situation were bailed out and allowed to give themselves huge bonuses for doing such a great job in adverse market conditions (that they created)
  22. They didn't charge Tyre. They beat him to death with their bare hands.
  23. @hayden_horn can you change the thread title to something less disinformation-y? It's outrageous to let a thread title like this exist when it's sooooooo far from the actual facts of what happened. As more details come out about this protester's killing, the cops story isn't adding up and its becoming apparent that the cops have been over-charging protesters just to get them out of the forest so it could be bulldozed (per AP's reporting).
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