majorspark

On Jun 17, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 08:07 pm

Congratulations to boogie on getting people to argue about two events in recent history that are on complete opposite sides of the morality spectrum. 

On Jun 2, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 10:40 pm
posted by justincredible

If the government wants to help the best thing they can do is stop destroying our money and get the fuck out of our ways. Until that happens, everything else is a waste of time. 

The nine most terrifying words in the english language. 

On Jun 1, 2021:

majorspark repped a post in "Progressives, part 3..." at 06:52 pm

It’s June, so all the brands are adding pride flags to their social media avatars. Except for their Middle East affiliate accounts. Clockwork. 

On May 26, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Mask Prediction..." at 12:15 am

Hasn't the slang term "dick"  been well known for at least a century.  What parent curses their child when pairing it with these types of inherited surnames?

On May 24, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 11:11 pm
posted by iclfan2

When BLM (and the squad) and Palestinians supporters are beating Jews in public, it’s pretty easy to see which side to be on. 

A couple of years back Trump and the white nationalist were fomenting anti-semitism.  In my lifetime I have seen media bias but Trump got them to just shit the bed.

majorspark replied to "The WTF thread..." at 10:16 pm
posted by iclfan2

Unrelated, but wtf story did you see that plane landed in Belarus and they took a journalist off and were like ok all good, definitely not fucked up. Weren’t even supposed to land there

I am sure they will be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

On May 20, 2021:

majorspark repped a post in "Progressives, part 3..." at 10:28 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Sounding very get off my lawn right there....

Believing that changing the English language to coddle and enable 0.03% of the population, many of whom probably have a mental illness, is not only stupid but potentially really stupid?  

Hardly "get off my lawn" type stuff.  Get out of DC and re-discover what normal, rational logic looks like.

Or how about a more libertarian interpretation: Pretending to address an issue by changing or banning words isn't only pointless, it's likely to end-up worse than doing absolutely nothing.

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 07:02 pm
posted by jmog


And you can keep saying Hamas isn’t in the West Bank but that doesn’t make it true.


Likely the reason Abbas "postponed" elections.  Blamed it on Israel knowing Fatah was at high risk of losing to Hamas.  Also a likely reash Hamas started this shit with Israel.  To show they have more power than Fatah.  Abbas is a very corrupt individual who unlike the average Palestinian has used the situation to enrich himself.

On May 18, 2021:

majorspark repped a post in "Mask Prediction..." at 06:10 pm
posted by Verbal Kint

There are going to be a lot of reported stolen firearms if a new law is coming in...


When it's time to hide them, it's time to use them. 

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 04:10 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Even if you take those limits away the dominate military has rarely if ever been able to finish the job. Any study of military history and counterinsurgency will show you that. 


It would be a better look if you just admitted you don't want Hamas to get its neck broke.

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 09:52 am
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Yes, because in the last 50+ years there is a successful track record of a superior military just dominating and finishing the job on a guerilla and militia style group....


When crippling limits are placed on the use of a superior military, dominating and finishing the job is an impossibility. 

On May 17, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 04:58 pm
posted by QuakerOats

trump israel palesting peace 240 days ago


Marginalize the Palestinians and this is what you get.  These nations could not wait to wash their hands of them.
majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 03:53 pm
posted by ptown_trojans_1

That is why a lot of posters are right on here that it is best to stay out of it. The U.S leadership to try and solve it is pointless. 

Only the two sides can solve it, and neither one wants to actually do that.  That would lead to some hard questions about what it means to be Israeli and Palestinian that neither side wants to answer. 

I agree if outside forces were to stay out of it and let Israel finish the job with Hamas, perhaps more moderate minds could prevail.

On May 16, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 02:28 pm
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Yes it does. I was just referring to the founding of the state of Israel. 

I know it's what one side refers to as the Nakba.  It's the point in time that one side chooses to define the "occupiers".  You look at the most disputed piece of property on the land.  One side has a couple of its most sacred structures sitting on top of the foundation of the ruins of the other side's most sacred structure.  Quite clear who was there before the other.  

On May 15, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 09:31 pm
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Go back 80 years, layout the future of Israel and the honest question is "Well, what do you think is going to happen if you do this?"

It goes back more than 80 yrs.

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 04:36 pm
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

I wouldn't equate our present hysterical news cycle regarding trans and triggered college admins to Hitler. Just my opinion. 

The point is you are just offering up a platitude instead of addressing the post on its merits.  Along the lines of my point I would not equate our present hysterical news cycle regarding trans and triggered college admins to someone forecasting 10yrs to a point of no return.  Just my opinion of course.

majorspark replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 03:32 pm
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Pick any point in history and I'm sure there's always a guy saying "Just wait, in 10 years it'll be too late.". Our present time isn't unique. 

Pick any point in history and I'm sure there's always a guy saying "Peace for our time."  Our present time isn't unique.

On May 13, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Mask Prediction..." at 03:55 pm
posted by justincredible

This is how I got my kids to eat their green beans.

On May 12, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Pipeline hack and gas shortages" at 12:57 pm
posted by Automatik

I’m driving from Denver to Nashville starting Friday. Am I fucked?!

Not if you got a bunch of plastic bags full of extra gas in the back of your vehicle.

On May 11, 2021:

majorspark replied to "Disgusted with the Government thread" at 08:07 pm

It is like Milton Friedman said, "Is political self interest nobler somehow than economic self interest."  When government bureaucrats are inefficient, incompetent, or power hungry shitbags their revenue stream does not suffer from the consequences of their actions.  You can't even decrease the baseline rate of growth or the cries of impending human suffering will go out.  Many times the purported reason for their failures is a lack of sufficient revenue.

When there is a "government shutdown" all we hear about is the pain and suffering these noble public servants are enduring.  Little ends up changing and in the end an any financial burdens for them are erased.  No one's life ends up in ruin. 

I watched over the past year many of these same bureaucrats and politicians run to microphones demanding shutdowns of many small businesses.  Restrictions causing massive decreases in their revenue.  Did their lost revenue get restored?  No.  They got pittance.  Nearly all of the aid package passed in the name of their relief went to political self interests.  If that does not make you disgusted with your government nothing will. 

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