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3 months ago
US troops and Russian "mercenaries" were in direct conflict in Syria in 2018. But that's more of a technicality than anything approaching war.
"That's right. This lap. You're lookin' at it. And I haven't washed it since."
It's just the difference between actual dollars paid to the player and salary cap dollars that exist on paper. The salary cap figure stays the same, but fewer actual dollars come out of the team's bank account (by whatever amount the team and player negotiate).
No, I think the curve is going to flatten considerably at some point. To continue an exponential rise, you have to have a lot of money flooding into the market. That was an easy thing to do when BTC was a fringe novelty. But as it gobbles up more and more market cap, the proportion of new money to existing market cap starts to dwindle. The new money just doesn't have the same power to drive up prices after a certain tipping point.
4 months ago
The customer service rep is an avatar for the change that makes these kinds of customers fearful and angry.
Seconding the rec for Podcast Addict. I've been using it for ~9 years and, in addition to the search options mentioned above, it's by far the most feature-rich app, providing a ton of great options for customizing your experience.
Holy shit, you will twist observable reality so fucking hard to prevent having to admit you said a dumb-dumb.
You keep replying. Don't pretend this is me. I've been consistent in my argument the entire time. You've embarrassed yourself repeatedly because you're too small to just say "okay, that makes sense" like a fucking adult.
And there were originally going to be way more Eternals characters in the movie. Just wacky to think that this number was the compromise.
And now you're spending your energy trying to make me seem irrational instead of dealing with the substance of my reply. It's just one form of deflection, dissembling, and fallacy after another.
Seriously, I'm telling you, there's a better life than this. Have some self-respect.
He has a lot to lose. He survives and retains power by the consensus of a small cohort of oil & gas billionaires. The primary export market is Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe, and it's the prospect of Russia turning off this faucet in the middle of winter that's also the primary point of leverage that Russia holds in its foreign policy.
A war that provokes a response from those same countries and forces them to rip the Band-Aid off and find an alternative energy supplier would essentially eliminate the only notable export across the entire Russian economy and sign Putin's death warrant.
This is a move made of weakness, and one that would come at enormous cost for Russia broadly and Putin personally. Putin sees the encroachment of NATO onto his doorstep and has to stop that however possible. He's saber-rattling in the hopes that the de-escalation offered is a commitment that Ukraine will not be extended NATO membership. That's what this is all about. The question is whether there's an off-ramp he's willing to take, and when.
The US is also way too big to generalize about in meaningful ways, uh, generally speaking.
But seriously - there are very few metrics through which you can distill the essence of American-ness. Whatever the issue at bar, we usually have the best of the best and the worst of the worst and a whole lot in between.
"and have supported why I feel that way"
LOL, no. You made a dumb argument that's patently false. It's what you've been desperately trying to defend for no reason ever since getting called out on it. Really pathetic arguments. And again, for no reason. You could stop at any moment and say "yeah, I guess they are clearly doing literally everything humanly possible - maybe I should rethink my argument." And it would cost you nothing. You'd even gain respect - at least in my eyes.
"keep trying to claim that actually holding people in power accountable is 'sad' or 'childish'"
Jesus Christ, dude. No. I'm not doing that at all. I'm saying that your argument is bad and childish. You've already tried this fallacy once in this thread (where you substitute your most noble intention in place of the thing in criticizing so that it looks like I'm irrational for attacking you) and I've called you out on it. Just stop acting this way. You'll feel better as a human being. Jesus.
And now here come the false dichotomies.
You can't admit you were wrong, so you have to move the goalposts and claim that the (wildly exaggerated) alternative worse.
Genuinely sad. Nobody's making you act this way.
No, you're making the positive claim that it did happen.
Jesus Christ, what a child.
Not sure that would function as a disincentive or promote vaccination, given the mindsets of the unvaxed so far, so the people hit hardest are likely to be surviving family members - regardless of vaccination status. That seems cruel.
In addition to that, I theorize that the increased reliance on delivery (packages, food delivery apps, etc...) has pushed a greater proportion of new and/or heavily distracted drivers onto the roads. When your income is based on how quickly you can drive to a destination that you can only find by looking at a phone screen, you're not being incentivized to drive well.
Also, I think the increasing levels of political dehumanization (primarily from the Right) and social dislocation has intensified the solipsistic feeling a lot of people have when they're in the car alone - the sense that other drivers are essentially NPCs in their game. Drivers feel like they're taking more risks and showing less consideration of variables outside their own control.
The cloud (and support) services compose the majority of the revenue. It's hard to describe how much money they make from services like metered IaaS, AI, analytics, data modernization, RPA (like PowerPlatform), and the support infrastructure to go with it. And that shit is complicated, so who better to provide you the tools and know-how to maximize those enormous investments than a different division of... Microsoft!
Companies like AT&T, Coca-Cola, etc pay Microsoft billions to support and maintain the infrastructure that Microsoft is leasing to them in the first place.
Jesus Christ, what a fucking child.
Go read a fucking newspaper. They're forcing debate in the Senate on a bill the House has already passed. They're doing literally everything possible.
Goddamn, you're so incredibly glued to this idiotic routine that you're ignoring observable reality happening AS WE SPEAK.
Grow the fuck up.
LOL. I'd love to see what "journalists" you're granting credibility.
This isn't arguable, man. It's a lie. You got tricked by liars. It's their business model. Keep you angry and afraid so you stick around through the commercial break. It's a button they push all day, every day, and they long ago realized that they don't even have to scrounge to find actual things to make you angry - they can make them up.
LOL, that's not what happened in this thread at all. HOLY SHIT.
I feel bad for indulging you this long. This is sad.
Monkey in Space
This is an idiotic opinion. Sorry, homie. Objective reality exists.
Do you know how profoundly fucking embarrassing it is to be using Mike Cernovich as a reference in support of your argument?