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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8460 on: March 04, 2021, 08:11:45 am »

Only for idiots - and I only see one person here making the equivalence.
I see you're back to your usual insulting and obnoxious demeanor. Do you chew on a lemon every morning?

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8461 on: March 04, 2021, 08:12:36 am »

How's that private enterprise space ship workin' out for ya?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/03/spacex-starship-mars-prototype-explosion
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8462 on: March 04, 2021, 08:34:39 am »

How's that private enterprise space ship workin' out for ya?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/03/spacex-starship-mars-prototype-explosion
Don't you think it's a little early to be drinking?

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8463 on: March 04, 2021, 08:40:58 am »

I see you're back to your usual insulting and obnoxious demeanor. Do you chew on a lemon every morning?

Thanks for the personal comments, Alan.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8464 on: March 04, 2021, 08:41:40 am »

Don't you think it's a little early to be drinking?

More hypocracy.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8465 on: March 04, 2021, 08:55:19 am »

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8466 on: March 04, 2021, 09:09:15 am »

I was being provocatively political. Climate change, like the mask, has become a political symbol. Each side uses them as a flag to show which group they belong to.  Unfortunately, their raison d'etre gets lost in the shuffle.
One side to show stupidity and an inability to believe in science.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8467 on: March 04, 2021, 09:11:05 am »

Hypocrisy?

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It was an "in" joke, sorry :-(
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8468 on: March 04, 2021, 09:12:57 am »

It was an "in" joke, sorry :-(
Those of us who didn't just show up, who have read the “Klein writings” got it. 👍
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8469 on: March 04, 2021, 09:39:21 am »

The stock market goes up today as unemployment claims continue at a brutal pace.  That's crazy.  This number before Covid was around 200,000 per week, a normal amount in a normal operating economy.

Jobless claims: Another 745,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/weekly-jobless-claims-week-ended-february-27-183810049.html

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8470 on: March 04, 2021, 09:43:49 am »

Democrat ex-senator Al Franken must be ruminating, what a schmuck I was to resign.

Cuomo harassment scandal poses fresh #MeToo test for Democrats
Senators view the allegations against the New York governor differently than those against Al Franken, who was a colleague.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/03/democrats-cuomo-harassment-scandal-473505

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8471 on: March 04, 2021, 09:53:05 am »

How's that private enterprise space ship workin' out for ya?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/03/spacex-starship-mars-prototype-explosion

The Starship started, flew and landed safely. There was an explosion 8 minutes after the landing, but SpaceX considers it as a learning opportunity.
The first flight open for public and paid by the Japenese billionaire is scheduled for 2023. It is reserved for artists, so any LuLa member is eligible.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8472 on: March 04, 2021, 09:56:44 am »

Only for idiots - and I only see one person here making the equivalence.

Precisely.

Alan, please explain to us why The Right find it necessary to politicize concepts like climate change and mask wearing.  It would help us to understand.
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« Reply #8473 on: March 04, 2021, 10:03:28 am »

The Starship started, flew and landed safely. There was an explosion 8 minutes after the landing, but SpaceX considers it as a learning opportunity.
The first flight open for public and paid by the Japenese billionaire is scheduled for 2023. It is reserved for artists, so any LuLa member is eligible.
This rocket reminds me of those fake-looking rockets you'd see 50 years ago in Hollywood space movies like Flash Gordon with those big wings.  When I first saw it, I thought it wasn't real.

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« Reply #8474 on: March 04, 2021, 10:05:49 am »

The Starship started, flew and landed safely.

Indeed it did.  In a spectacular display of spaceship circus acrobatics illustrated from liftoff to landing with equally spectacular photography.

Me, I was screaming at the screen with amazement.

If that was all a result of Capitalism’s success and expertise, then The Right just scored some points for “their” side.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8475 on: March 04, 2021, 10:10:12 am »

This rocket reminds me of those fake-looking rockets you'd see 50 years ago in Hollywood space movies like Flash Gordon with those big wings.  When I first saw it, I thought it wasn't real.

Likewise.  Like something from “Flash Gordon” indeed.  However, closer inspection reveals some novel and possibly revolutionary aerospace concepts at work.

It’s not a functioning spaceship, it’s a test mule.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8476 on: March 04, 2021, 10:10:50 am »

Precisely.

Alan, please explain to us why The Right find it necessary to politicize concepts like climate change and mask wearing.  It would help us to understand.
Both sides politicize these issues.  When Biden calls those people who don't wear masks "Neanderthals", he's making a political statement.  It certainly isn't a scientific statement. He's trying to separate "them" from "us".  Masks, climate change, minimum wage, etc. have devolved into political symbols.  Their scientific and economic values are beside the point.

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8477 on: March 04, 2021, 10:12:38 am »

This rocket reminds me of those fake-looking rockets you'd see 50 years ago in Hollywood space movies like Flash Gordon with those big wings.  When I first saw it, I thought it wasn't real.
Not believing reality is precisely the mindset I expect of Allan. :'( :'(
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8478 on: March 04, 2021, 10:13:29 am »

Both sides politicize these issues.  When Biden calls those people who don't wear masks "Neanderthals", he's making a political statement.  It certainly isn't a scientific statement. He's trying to separate "them" from "us".  Masks, climate change, minimum wage, etc. have devolved into political symbols.  Their scientific and economic values are beside the point.

Thanks once again for mansplaining the obvious.

You didn’t even attempt to answer my question.
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8479 on: March 04, 2021, 10:14:55 am »

Masks, climate change, minimum wage, etc. have devolved into political symbols.  Their scientific and economic values are beside the point.

Perhaps for some. Certainly not for all. I don't find sweeping generalizations very helpful in advancing the discussion. Saying something is political is not saying very much. Most things are in public life.
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