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Comment Re:Double Standard (Score 1) 193

Considering that there was only one left-leaning organization in that entire group and when it came to light, they were approved forthwith. But those tea party groups were still waiting, some are. And the IRS is still refusing to comply with lawful orders to turn over evidence. On top of that Thiel isn't a racist, he has opinions you don't like. And like many on the left, you use whatever label is convenient to smear people because you think it'll hurt their image. Too bad you've(along with the radical left) been using that shit for so long now that people believe all you've done is cry wolf. Just like the whining about how everything is sexist, or against women or some other inane bullshit.

Comment Re:dust (Score 4, Informative) 187

That likely wasn't soot from exhaust, it was brake dust. Automotive exhaust unless it's diesel has a very low soot footprint, you're talking 20 PPM or less in counts even back in the 90's. I was an apprentice in the 90's when the switch over from non-metallic aka full asbestos to semi-metallic happened. And you'd find that shit everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. The vic20 we used for alignments was full of it, it would get into tool cabinets, into air lines if they'd been hug for a while, it would even clog your compressor air-intake. Exhaust was almost always vented outside(or with the doors opens) since you have a CO hazard in enclosed spaces.

Until the real dangers of asbestos were known, simply knocking the brakes loose was the standard practice even into the late 90's. Meaning when you broke them loose you were kicking asbestos and other particulate into the air, and of course breathing it in. Then we started spraying down the drums and rotors to mitigate the dust problem. I go for chest x-rays every 3-4 years to check for mesothelioma and for good reasons.

Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score 1) 240

I don't know....maybe wait for the actual reviews? Yeah, that does mean we have to wait a bit more when a new game comes out.

The "traditional professional game website" reviewers were falling all over it and jerking themselves off about how great the title was. Those were also the same sites fawning over pieces of shit like Dragon Age 2, and threw a hissyfit calling consumers "entitled" over the complete shitshow that was the Mass Effect 3 ending.

Comment Re:no "Russian Hackers", that's B.S. (Score -1, Troll) 105

One could as easily look at Hillary's scams. The Clinton Foundation being among the top, that's not even touching on the pay-to-play shit that was leaked out of the hacks. Trump has done some scummy shit, but it's no where at the level of Hillary or actions which have put others at fundamental risk with her desire to gain money.

Comment Re:Who said what? (Score 4, Insightful) 378

Keep in mind that this is exactly what the left keep pushing with their "hate crime" laws, and wanting to implement kangaroo courts for them. We have them in Canada, they're abused. Up until Ezra Levant and Mark Styen won they had a 100% conviction rate. The head of the CHRC was also found to have been deliberately planting evidence against his political enemies then running them against the system to ruin them.

You guys in the US have gotten your first taste of it, it's called a Title IX tribunal.

Comment Re:Bigger problem (Score 1) 115

Many of them are in isolated reserves with no drinking water. 20 reserves have been under boil water advisories for more than a year. There's no nearby place for them to move to, so in effect they're stuck on the reserves.

Then there are those near larger communities. Landlords often refuse to rent to them. Employers often refuse to hire them. So, what else can they do? Discrimination against Canada's native peoples runs deep. My best friend in my late teens was a native, but I don't know any other white person who can say that.

You mean because they refuse to repair their equipment? Their money is being embezzled by the people they elected? That they refuse to allow transparency? Gee sounds like to me those are all self-created problems. FYI you can't refuse to rent to anyone in Canada, it's illegal under at least 3 federal acts, and at least 1 in each province. And I haven't even gotten to HRC clauses. Employers will hire anyone if they can do the job. You obviously don't live near any reserves, I live around 8. When I was in university around 20% of my class were natives, most were my friends. And they were the most vocal saying nearly word-for-word what I've said.

As for bad choices, look around - bad choices are made by people of all colors and heritages. White people who have never worked a day in their lives, from cradle to social security, just sitting around smoking and drinking and f*cking, or, in one case I know, paying a guy $100 and a case of beer to screw her so she can have another kid and collect more money.

Bad choices are pretty much universal. We all make them, just that some of us get lucky and avoid the consequences or have a better safety net of family and friends.

Okay and? You're not doing anything to disprove that they're a product of their own creation in those cases. If anything you're proving my point that throwing money at a situation is the worst solution.

Comment Re:Who said what? (Score 5, Informative) 378

You want to know what's really funny? If you read the actual ADL post on it, it actually says Pepe isn't a racist meme. It says that some people use it for such, but that doesn't make it so. Anymore then using something else in a meme context. Fuck the media is really trying to push this bullshit hard. So are the retards like the AC that /. promoted this worthless bunch of articles on in the first place. Can't get much more pathetic, and when you hear people talking about this? They're laughing at you, even the normies.

From the ADL itself:

However, because so many Pepe the Frog memes are not bigoted in nature, it is important to examine use of the meme only in context. The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist. However, if the meme itself is racist or anti-Semitic in nature, or if it appears in a context containing bigoted or offensive language or symbols, then it may have been used for hateful purposes.

Comment Re:Seriously...music off YouTube...? (Score 1) 303

Well, when I was 16-24yrs, I was into and enjoyed high fidelity stereo....my friends all did as well.

Er, not unless your parents and friends' parents were very well off, or all of them were in the military and bought their equipment duty-free in Asia you didn't. Before digital, in America a high fidelity stereo (let alone quadraphonic system) would cost your a couple grand.

I used to have an audiophile-quality system I bought stationed in Thailand, but it was stolen in a burglary. I have a pair of JBLs now, three way with twelve inch woofers. I miss my old stereo.

But I rip from YouTube occasionally, and rip from KSHE every Sunday night when they play six full albums. With Windows all it takes is Audacity and a setting in mmsys.cpl to capture a signal sent to your sound card, you don't need those goofs' web site.

I make CDs from KSHE's albums for the car, and they sound as good as factory CDs -- in the car. Their difference in quality in the house with the JBLs is marginal. It's a LOT better sound than a cassette recorded at home.

If you're in St. Louis (I'm not) you can plug your digital FM radio's "out" jacks into your computer's input jacks and you actually will have CD quality music.

The labels are fighting a losing cause.

Comment Re:I would try it. (Score 1) 125

You mean Toradol or Tramadol? Both are pain meds the first is stronger then the second, both can be delivered by IV, oral or suppository and both have a short-term and long-term dosing version(12hr). Those are the only two I know of that come close to that spelling and I've been on my fair share of pain meds after I broke my back, from oxycontin and hydromorphone to buprenorphine.

Comment Re:Bigger problem (Score 1) 115

Yeah, you have no idea of what you're talking about. They're not kept on reserves, they can leave whenever they wish and keep their traditions or not. Join society or not. The most vocal about the entire thing are...well...actual natives. Racism isn't keeping them poor, their own choices are keeping them poor. If a native has the choice between going to university, or even working or living the easy life on the reserve with everything provided, while they pound back booze and their kids are huffing. Which do you think they're going to take? It's not the first option, it's the second.

Corruption is a secondary problem, that the previous government(Harper/Conservatives) tried to fix by requiring mandatory and public disclosures. The current government(Trudeau/Liberals), revoked that law claiming it was racist.

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