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  1. Slaughterbots video

    What you guys are talking about is some scary shit and here is a great book on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diamond_Age
  2. Slaughterbots video

    I think this thing can also do that:
  3. Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    I don't know, $2200 for a nice trailer and a bunch of FD parts and sails isn't all that unreasonable. Much easier to sell if you get that crappy boat off the trailer
  4. U.S. Rep Joe Barton Apologizes for Nude Photo of Himself

    The 16 year-olds were unseemly, but the 14 year-olds were a felony
  5. U.S. Rep Joe Barton Apologizes for Nude Photo of Himself

    My recent conversations with the political right Christian bunch leads me to believe they are about having power over others and couldn't give a shit about morals unless it involves the other team, in which case it is a handy weapon. "We elected him to do a job, what he does in private is not our concern" said no Republican about Bill Clinton ever, but they sure as hell think that about Trump and the gang now
  6. mass beatings, rape and murder

    I think so. Meli's ideas of using high explosives to make people be nice has some real limits.
  7. mass beatings, rape and murder

    So your better idea is?????????????????
  8. Frontline: US Poor Documentary

    Well it makes more sense now you corrected it, but I couldn't even guess wtf Frintkine was.
  9. Next up! Al Franken

    Waiting for Trump to demonstrate the right thing to do may require some patience.
  10. U.S. Rep Joe Barton Apologizes for Nude Photo of Himself

    AFAIK Mr A was having sex with Ms B and part of their relationship was A sending nude photos to B. I see nothing even immoral about this anymore so then we should judge what position they used. No one's business but theirs. Now apparently B decided to have some fun putting these out. A is a victim of B from what facts I know and the general public also for having to see them.
  11. mass beatings, rape and murder

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/video-slave-auction-migrants-libya_us_5a161d56e4b064948072e9f3?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009 Here is a cause for you Meli: After a video surfaced showing migrants apparently being sold at auction in Libya, people worldwide have been calling for action. Last week, CNN published a report on modern slavery in Libya, featuring a video that reportedly was shot in August and appeared to show a man selling African migrants for farm work. “Big strong boys,” the man said in the video, according to a CNN narrator. “400 … 700 … 800,” he called out the mounting prices. The men were eventually sold for about $400 each, CNN reported. The Libyan government said it has launched an investigation into slave auctions in the country. Oddly enough, the sale prices are right in line with old time slave auctions in the USA. So..do we bomb Libya AGAIN? Do we just colonize the place and kill all the miscreants? What is your suggestion?
  12. U.S. Rep Joe Barton Apologizes for Nude Photo of Himself

    Like I said, the woman is the one breaking the law (possibly). Barton's crime is against aesthetics.
  13. U.S. Rep Joe Barton Apologizes for Nude Photo of Himself

    Why did ANYONE think the world needed to see that! Point of order, this is illegal revenge porn, is it not, or that only if the guy does it?
  14. Frontline: US Poor Documentary

    Link? WTF is Frintkine?
  15. mass beatings, rape and murder

    Likewise the USA had the insurgents/terrorists/assholes in the Philippines in hand. We just killed them a *lot* until they settled down. Anyone think we should take that place back over and re-kick their asses? We even invented a gun to kill them more dead than usual: American units fighting Moro guerrillas during the Philippine–American War using the then-standard Colt M1892 revolver, .38 Long Colt, found it to be unsuitable for the rigors of jungle warfare, particularly in terms of stopping power, as the Moros had high battle morale and often used drugs to inhibit the sensation of pain.[10] The U.S. Army briefly reverted to using the M1873 single-action revolver in .45 Colt caliber, which had been standard during the late 19th century; the heavier bullet was found to be more effective against charging tribesmen.[11] The problems prompted the then–Chief of Ordnance, General William Crozier, to authorize further testing for a new service pistol.[11]
  16. mass beatings, rape and murder

    Meli - this is the fantasy of Star Trek. You have an incredibly powerful warship with a kind of liberal do-gooder ethos. They use their military prowess and might to make things better for various societies they encounter. In real life this is incredibly hard to do if you could do it at all. Question: Australian first nations (Aborigine) women can be treated pretty badly. When do we attack?
  17. Happy Thanksgiving Fuggers.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  18. mass beatings, rape and murder

    Meli, Did you just now realize war is a really nasty business? You have also conflated it with crime in India. Do you have any idea what goes on in Africa
  19. What IS harrassment?

    That is playing in the break room. I can't stand it myself, the site of lime Jell-O really offends me.
  20. What IS harrassment?

    My coworkers and I rag on or compliment each other all the time. If my boss started making a point about what I look like it would be weird AT BEST * note women have a "perv radar". If I say nice FMBs I might get a smile and the next guy might get a middle finger for the same compliment. Depends a LOT on how the dynamics between them are.
  21. What IS harrassment?

    Because unless she works as a fashion model, exotic dancer, actress, or prostitute her physical appearance is not part of her job duties.
  22. What IS harrassment?

    Harassment <> hostile work environment. If I spend all day playing porn on the meeting room TV, it may make some people who find donkey-midget-bondage-porn offensive feel uncomfortable even if I never talk to them.
  23. What IS harrassment?

    I once had a cute admin assistant I would have dated. I was her boss. I wouldn't have turned her down, but how would I ask her out and NOT look like there was a promotion in my pocket or at least continued employment?
  24. What IS harrassment?

    Where I work there are numerous couples that met at work and went on to get married. When you start dating, someone is supposed to move if you are in charge of the other one.
  25. What IS harrassment?

    Many women I know follow the standard of "it is harassment if I tell you to stop and you don't". That works well for colleagues, but not so much for bosses. When you get called into the bosses office and deny his/her request to go out for drinks and dinner after work, you will never know if anything that happens from then on is strictly business or not. Did I really not deserve that promotion or was it from not putting out?