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They know, they just also know that if they admit why they'll be replaced.
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Goon Acres / Re: LOWTAX THREAD
« Last post by SvM on Today at 09:03:00 AM »
You know what would help people not think this is a load of horse shit?

If Lowtax didn't have a decades long track record of heartfelt personal endorsements of get rich quick scams like mangosteen, the whitest kids u know and the Katrina fundraiser.

What went shady with that Whitest Kids U Know deal?  I remember when SA had a subforum for them but I never paid any attention to that whole thing

You don't think any money/drugs/rare pepes changed hands and he totally, honest injun, believed they were the next Kids In The Hall and created a subforum out of the goodness of his comedy gold heart just like he said?

You know he was desperately hoping they would be, and the association would lead to other connections.  That's typically how the back-end to a trend or a phenomenon find their own discreet success... and can often stay in biz longer than the initial ephemeral dogshit that they backed.
Lowtax' luck is about as good as his judgment, though. As ever.
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I don't know how they managed to do it but somehow Vice manages to be the most dishonest pieces of shit when it comes to the media.  I bet CNN and Buzzfeed are jealous of this achievement.
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Chad I like you and your posting, but don't you consider everything that SpaceX has achieved very impressive in a very short amount of time?

It's not Elon's personal stash of money: he gets billions of dollars of government gibs for his schemes.  He's like a SuperNigger in that regard.

Here's a link talking about it: http://www.weeklystandard.com/elon-musk-wants-to-end-government-subsidies/article/2009014
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A tenth of the money would do nothing in the space race, it would take *tens* of trillions to set up even just a basic structure, maybe more.  I don't think you appreciate how much energy goes into getting a few thousand tons of metal up just out of our gravity.  The idea of taking enough to make some small facilities would be a herculean task, if we devoted half our economy just to it it would take a decade or more at least.

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Space is the safest place to be. Gravity can be simulated, radiation can be shielded against. Stuff like the coriolis force can be learned to live with.

And you know this because it's been tried before?  Some things are so complicated you can't predict effects, there may be factors we have no idea about.  Like I said, the Biodome was nothing more than a thin sheet separating off an inside environment *on our own planet*, and it failed big time.  The idea that we can easily manufacture gravity and atmosphere on a totally different planet with no long standing effects is fucking retarded considering how many failures of many more modest endeavors have occurred.

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Just out of curiosity, how much "safe time" do you think we have on this planet?

This is a stupid question, we've already been on the earth tens of thousands of years and we can't predict a wipeout effect, so there's no way to say.  Anyone telling you they have the answer is definitely a con man since we can't predict basic things 30 years from now.
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Survival at home, being that the struggle of second/third world nations trying to graduate to the first world is a huge tax on resources, especially water and energy.  And most political organizations are rife with obsessed sociopaths trying to keep old power structures in place.  We certainly won't be colonizing Mars if half our population is 87 IQ and can't take care of themselves.

Agreed. Every other part of the world except for the Western hemisphere is dragging us down, literally.

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I don't think we even have a great plan for making long term habitable structures on Mars, much less then tens of trillions it would cost at minimum to set up.  That's forgetting about the idea that colonizing other planets may not be possible to begin with, owing to the fact that evolutionary pressures might be wildly different in a place with much less gravity and different amounts of sunlight and other radiation, it may end up being that we can't do it without turning into different beings.  We also have no idea the effects it would have on human growth from childhood since we don't send babies up into space for years.

United States has spent a few trillion dollars in less than two decades bombing brown people in deserts, just think of what a tenth of that money could do put human habitats on Mars...

... or better yet, space. Space is the safest place to be. Gravity can be simulated, radiation can be shielded against. Stuff like the coriolis force can be learned to live with.

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Remember the Biodome experiment way back in the 90's?  As it turns out that was a huge failure because of, of all things, plants not being able to grow without some things we take for granted on earth, i.e. wind which ultimately guides the plant's stem to firmness. 

Mars colonies are a much more distant dream than are popularized by science fiction and con men (like Musk).

There are huge challenges in colonizing space and other planets. There will be disasters. Entire colonies will be wiped out, either by disasters or human mistakes or sabotage.

And yet our long-term survival depends on it.

Just out of curiosity, how much "safe time" do you think we have on this planet?
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He's spending a lot more of other peoples' money than he is his own.  He wouldn't have sold a single car if not for the massive subsidies the government underwrites into his business.  Yes he's a shrewd businessman and may be making some technological developments here and there but he's certainly much more con man than inventor.

Also who gives a fuck about going to Mars?  The moon space race was primarily a way to stick it to the commies at the time, we had a much better economy then so spending a lot of money on what was essentially a vanity project was more palatable.  We've got lots more problems that are higher priority than how to colonize a dead planet, if it's even possible.

I am familiar with all the problems with Tesla, I mentioned it in my post as well. Ultimately I don't care about Tesla, but I do care about SpaceX.

However, getting off this planet and setting up colonies elsewhere is a matter of survival for the human race. What do you think trumps survival on the list of priorities?

Survival at home, being that the struggle of second/third world nations trying to graduate to the first world is a huge tax on resources, especially water and energy.  And most political organizations are rife with obsessed sociopaths trying to keep old power structures in place.  We certainly won't be colonizing Mars if half our population is 87 IQ and can't take care of themselves.

I don't think we even have a great plan for making long term habitable structures on Mars, much less then tens of trillions it would cost at minimum to set up.  That's forgetting about the idea that colonizing other planets may not be possible to begin with, owing to the fact that evolutionary pressures might be wildly different in a place with much less gravity and different amounts of sunlight and other radiation, it may end up being that we can't do it without turning into different beings.  We also have no idea the effects it would have on human growth from childhood since we don't send babies up into space for years.

Remember the Biodome experiment way back in the 90's?  As it turns out that was a huge failure because of, of all things, plants not being able to grow without some things we take for granted on earth, i.e. wind which ultimately guides the plant's stem to firmness. 

Mars colonies are a much more distant dream than are popularized by science fiction and con men (like Musk).
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He's spending a lot more of other peoples' money than he is his own.  He wouldn't have sold a single car if not for the massive subsidies the government underwrites into his business.  Yes he's a shrewd businessman and may be making some technological developments here and there but he's certainly much more con man than inventor.

Also who gives a fuck about going to Mars?  The moon space race was primarily a way to stick it to the commies at the time, we had a much better economy then so spending a lot of money on what was essentially a vanity project was more palatable.  We've got lots more problems that are higher priority than how to colonize a dead planet, if it's even possible.

I am familiar with all the problems with Tesla, I mentioned it in my post as well. Ultimately I don't care about Tesla, but I do care about SpaceX.

However, getting off this planet and setting up colonies elsewhere is a matter of survival for the human race. What do you think trumps survival on the list of priorities?
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The Elon musk worship is fucking amazing. Oh wow billionaire bought a rocket. Why are we pretending that's an accomplishment? Not to mention Teslas. What did he invent? The idea of a fucking battery and motor in a car?

He didn't invent anything new as such, but he put all his personal money into projects that almost any other billionaire never would have. And he got shit done because he seems to hire the right people and inspire them the right way. He is essentially the Trump of technology. Everything he does tends to be under budget and on time.

He's spending a lot more of other peoples' money than he is his own.  He wouldn't have sold a single car if not for the massive subsidies the government underwrites into his business.  Yes he's a shrewd businessman and may be making some technological developments here and there but he's certainly much more con man than inventor.

Also who gives a fuck about going to Mars?  The moon space race was primarily a way to stick it to the commies at the time, we had a much better economy then so spending a lot of money on what was essentially a vanity project was more palatable.  We've got lots more problems that are higher priority than how to colonize a dead planet, if it's even possible.
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Vice News interviews Jordan Peterson.  In order to avoid another Cathy Newman situation, they edit the video to make Peterson look bad.  Ultimately ends up making Vice News look shady and dishonest.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrSrZpX5l8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrSrZpX5l8</a>

(edits start at 2:15)


edit: omg, "I think that you know much like Justice Scalia said with pornography itís something that you can feel or that you know it when when you see it."  :facepalm:
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