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    The latest Atlantic has a dismal, frightening...

    The latest Atlantic has a dismal, frightening article about the drug southernhybrid mentioned.
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    Correct. Yes, that's one of my favorite heist...

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    Correct. Yes, that's one of my favorite heist movies also.
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    I found this article interesting....

    I found this article interesting. Some low-paid workers are "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore."
  4. You did understand that the paragraph you quoted...

    On this one point, I find your argument less than persuasive. I have worked with numerous large corporations over the past 20 or 30 years and I have never seen executive pay increased due to their...
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    Would-be dictators with a fascist bent use...

    Would-be dictators with a fascist bent use populist rhetoric to get the masses to vote for them.

    What is "populism"? Fear and hatred of foreign countries and immigrants are very "populist"...
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    I agree with this. But it's over-simplified to...

    I agree with this. But it's over-simplified to lump all GOPsters into a single category. There are at least 4 or 5 separate types.

    * Some Republicans have been hate-filled bigots all their lives...
  7. A few days ago I made a key point, on which only...

    A few days ago I made a key point, on which only Loren Pechtel has commented.
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    I dislike corporate income tax, period. In the end it just gets passed on to the consumer and thus it's a...
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    54 / (54 + 35) = 0.6067 0.6067 > 3/5 :confused:...

    The vote:
    Yes 54, No 35, not voting 11[/QUOTE]

    54 / (54 + 35) = 0.6067
    0.6067 > 3/5
    :confused:

    Are the "not voting" votes treated as Nays?
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    I have a question about 2020 Election Results. ...

    I have a question about 2020 Election Results. May I hijack this thread to ask it? :)

    My question is about the audit in Maricopa County. Are there any predictions about what the audit will...
  10. "No, Rashida Tlaib. Somebody being criticized for...

    "No, Rashida Tlaib. Somebody being criticized for making idiotic statements is not violation of freedom of speech!"

    I'm curious what the "idiotic statements" were. Was Tlaib or Omar defending a...
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    I've started watching the Netflix series Dirty...

    I've started watching the Netflix series Dirty Money. Wow! Anyone not yet convinced that some big corporations are crooked and/or evil needs to watch this.

    Episode 1) Volkswagen sold a huge...
  12. Okay. Thanks for "connecting the dots" for me....

    Hunh? :confused: What's this non sequitur? Your post and mine had nothing to do with fish, big vs small. You incorrectly claimed that the borrowers were losing money by their action; now I guess...
  13. Hunh? :confused: What's this non sequitur? ...

    Slow down, there; you may want to re-check your math.

    IF the interest rate is LESS than the rate at which the stock appreciates THEN you do better borrowing EVEN IF THE CAP_GAINS TAX IS...
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    Chris Hedges is even more pessimistic than I am....

    Chris Hedges is even more pessimistic than I am. In this podcast interview he explains much about America; but I'm afraid you will be disabused of any remaining optimism.


    Irrelevant?: Chris...
  15. Let's continue to be grateful that I am not...

    Let's continue to be grateful that I am not sitting in the Oval Office. I'd be livid with rage and ending any chance for reconciliation. Maybe the avuncular Joe Biden humoring hypocrites and...
  16. Charging a tax on the borrowings is unnatural;...

    The unintended consequences of what you propose are what worries me.

    Ruth[/QUOTE]

    Charging a tax on the borrowings is unnatural; and taxing wealth has disadvantages. But, if the wealth has the...
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    Agree 100%. Gas tax??? :whack: This is...

    Agree 100%.

    Gas tax??? :whack: This is sabotage; the Rs will spend huge sums on TV telling Americans to blame Biden and the Ds every time they fill their tanks.

    "Loans" to states??? This is a...
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    I personally might code it as Jokodo implies (if...

    I personally might code it as Jokodo implies (if only for brevity), but with today's smart optimizers that might not be any faster.

    I inspected the output of 'gcc -O' and verified that, yes, it...
  19. I award the round to Jokodo. And ask for a cite...

    That may or may not be so. It doesn't make your statement about "procreat[ing] like they do over there" any less outdated.[/QUOTE]



    I award the round to Jokodo. And ask for a cite on the "like...
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    You are really on a roll! Land everywhere in...

    You are really on a roll!

    Land everywhere in the world rents for $0.00 per acre. The laundromat lets you use their washing machines for free. And when the Saudis pump oil out of the ground they...
  21. So ... You think Elizabeth Warren's 3% wealth tax...

    And the end effect is to take their companies away from them.[/QUOTE]
    So ... You think Elizabeth Warren's 3% wealth tax is exactly the same as a 10% wealth tax. Where did you learn your arithmetic?...
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    Law of Least Action (part 2)

    It would be too difficult for me to complete my intended discussion of this discovery; and anyway I can hardly compete with Wikipedia or Ipetrich. However there is one important point that has been...
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    On the subject of unusual representations of...

    On the subject of unusual representations of numbers:

    Sometimes Ten/Eleven/Eleven bit arithmetic is used to convert quickly from one color space to another on 32-bit machines:

    /* Convert an...
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    I watched again and now realize you're obviously...

    As I noted, he doesn't think we can alter the orbit of the planet or the moon, he is an idiot for thinking orbit shifts (not really happening) and the uptick in solar flares (not happening over the...
  25. Carnegie's fortune in 1901 was merely $50 billion...

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    Carnegie's fortune in 1901 was merely $50 billion (if we normalize 1901 dollars to the present-day based on the changed price of gold). However the U.S. economy was much smaller then:...
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