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1   justme   Jul 14, 12:35am     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

"I am very selective". Yeah, that's why you are on a dating app.

"Where do you live in town?" Gold-digger alert.

I'm voting that "jess" is a man. The photo in the hotel room tells all you need to know.

He looks like he is the little brother of that woman that has the world record for singing 'Ass!" the most times in a row.

2   justme   Jul 13, 10:27am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

She should have checked her privilege before the flight, instead of placing it in the overhead bin.

3   justme   Jul 11, 11:15am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

justme says

Wrong. Hitler's war-mongering caused the death of 26 Million Russians in WW2, and overall Hitler caused 60M total dead during WW2. That is already a LOT more than 11M. That number, 11M, is wastly wrong.

I would have put MAO in the graphic as well, since he may have killed more, even more then than WW2 figure you cite for Hitler.

And that would somehow justify your slander of college professors?

4   justme   Jul 11, 10:58am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

Wrong. Hitler's war-mongering caused the death of 26 Million Soviets in WW2, and overall Hitler caused 60M total dead during WW2. That is already a LOT more than 11M. That number, 11M, is wastly wrong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

So, yeah, if you cannot make your cartoonish point without lying about the numbers, then maybe the point was not so valid? And what was your point exactly? That misguided college professors do not understand that Stalin was worse than Hitler? Did you conduct a poll of college professors, or did you just make this shit up?

Well, Hitler was worse, by a wide margin. As for the Stalin number, 20M is just one of many claims with counts ranging from 3.5M to 60M(!).

Summary: You made up fake data, and then made up a fake allegation that a certain class of people would interpret the data in a morally inconsistent way. In other words, you just served up some propaganda.

5   justme   Jul 8, 2:54pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

"mother is the necessity of invention"

On that same topic, the following popped into my head. Remember the old proverb "necessity is the mother of invention"? Much closer to the truth would be to say "mother is the necessity of invention". That is, men are always forced to invent and improve in order to try (in vain) to stay one step ahead of the demands of the women of our society. But soon enough, the demands are increased beyond the invention, and the men continue to labor on their never-ending treadmill.

6   justme   Jul 8, 2:50pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick, on this topic, I would like to make the general observation that women in general view men simply as units of labor. This extends to a woman's own children, and especially if they are male. And if a woman does not HAVE children for this purpose, there is a strong urge to find alternatives that fill the same purpose. Such alternatives include mandatory pensions, life insurance, male guest workers and male immigrants. Mandatory inheritance laws that inserts the wife ahead of the first son in the inheritance chain is another result of the same kind of thinking.

Men are being objectified like crazy by the female half of the population. This fact is one big driver behind the 50-years-and-counting loud shrieks of propaganda that "men objectify women". The shrieking exists to place men on the defensive, having to be good boys and prove that they do not objectify. But in reality this is just a scheme to keep men from having the time and energy to speak up about the by now obvious and much more severe objectification that men themselves suffer.

Barefoot and chained to the grindstone, that's a man's life.

7   justme   Jul 8, 2:40pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

FWM, can you please avoid including the same images all over again when quoting somebody? It just makes for clutter. You can still edit them out. Thx.

8   justme   Jul 8, 2:04pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Sounds quite plausible in the case of Merkel, but is Theresa May a pro-immigration person? I thought that the UK conservative party generally was not immigration-friendly. Am I wrong?

9   justme   Jul 7, 4:35pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Okay, that was funny. Even if Trump does not have a (reverse) mullet hairstyle. Or DOES he?? Hmm...

10   justme   Jul 7, 4:32pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Why-o-why did not Trump choose Bernie Sanders for veep? This could have been good.

11   justme   Jul 7, 4:06pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

VP Mike Pence also can break the internet without any help from the Russians. This would be great resume-filler for Donny Trump.

"I left VP Mike Pence unsupervised for a day, and he promptly broke the internet. Apologies to Al Gore, I know you worked really hard on creating it."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/07/internet-explodes-after-pence-touches-flight-hardware-labeled-do-not-touch/

Worse things could have happened. At least Mike Pence did not start a nuclear war with North Korea -YET!!

12   justme   Jul 7, 3:39pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Who, there is a big retro thread revival on Patnet today, starting with Patrick himself. E-man is back, too. And he is calling a top soon.

>>It's quite apparent that we're approaching the top now.

13   justme   Jul 7, 3:27pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Notice how Pence stayed home from G20 in Hamburg yesterday, and was giving smirk-y interviews while big-cat Trump was away doing the Putin dance in Germany. Yeah, puerile Pence just can't wait for Big Donny to get impeached.

>>When Donald Trump selected Indiana’s governor to run with him, local observers were dumbfounded. They knew Pence as a comically ambitious, rigid, and inept right-wing evangelical...his accession to the governorship, meant to position him as presidential timber, had foundered on the fundamentalist verities that define his mental cul-de-sac.

14   justme   Jul 7, 3:21pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Nice propaganda from the right-wing: It is not that the liberals do anything wrong, but that they look at you funny and do not respect you properly!

Seems to work. Has worked for over 30 years now, if not much longer.

15   justme   Jul 7, 3:19pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

>> Trump: Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders?

Well, do ya, punk?

16   justme   Jul 7, 3:17pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Cue the cartoon of a drone flying (delivering) a cake with a file in it. Alcatraz PRIME!

17   justme   Jul 7, 3:13pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Can you imagine what would happen if the Amazon website went "mobile friendly". That would be the end of Amazon, if the Whole Foods purchase has not killed them already.

18   justme   Jul 7, 11:24am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

When the tax rate increases by 1.2% points, from 3.75%, to 4.95%, is it REASONABLE and INFORMATIVE to leave out the actual tax rates from the discussion, and instead to focus on the number 1.32=4.95/3.75(*)?? I think not, and that is why publishing only the 32% number constitutes propaganda.

(*) That is a little shortcut calculation for you. It will save you some time next time you need to do some math. No need for your more complicated numerical example, although your example does illustrate that a monthly income of $5000 would incur an additional tax of $60 per month. Not exactly a great cause for alarm, is it?

Taking a step back, I think the Republican strategy of "pension envy" has been a great success. I agree that police and firefighter pensions are excessive in many places, especially in California, and quite possibly also Illinois. But that would not make me vote Republican.

19   justme   Jul 7, 10:26am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

lostand confused says

It has to go both ways. Take iL for example -just enacted a 32% tax hike for all. Now it already has the highest property tax in the nation. This is pushed by the dems and with a few repub switch overs overrode the veto . What do we get in return for this-same pensions, same spending, same evrything.

On top of that dems love free trade and globalism now-so what gives-why vote for a dem unless you like trigglypuff.

There you go with the usual right-wing tax propaganda again. The Illinois state tax increase was 1.20% POINTS, from 3.75%, to 4.95%
Of course, the right-wing propagandists will cast this as a "32% increase".

Reference:
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-lawmakers-pass-permanent-income-tax-hike-override-rauners-veto/

20   justme   Jul 7, 10:20am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Wow, this thread by Patrick in 2005 was from before I joined Patnet, and it was a stellar example of what Patnet used to be. This thread post was beyond awesome, Patrick.

And for the most part, this was before the right-wing propaganda trolls invaded the place. Another bonus.

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