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  1. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Interesting article! Not just the technical...

    Interesting article! Not just the technical stuff, but the comments about
    - what an amazing twist to the season (and Lorenzo career)
    - that a small change can be a big deal at this level

    The...
  2. I havent heard of him - but then again Id never...

    I havent heard of him - but then again Id never seen anything by Anthony Bourdain. Id seen the name, but couldnt tell you a thing about him prior to his death.
    Ah fame.
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    Equality - is a principle, a goal. It is not our...

    Equality - is a principle, a goal.
    It is not our reality (and may never be)

    It’s this inequality that leads to many of these problems. Abuse of power for personal gain is because we are not...
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    The thing is that the people at the bottom can...

    The thing is that the people at the bottom can only act as a group. Then then tend to act against those at the top.
    It’s hard for a single person without power to do much other than sacrifice...
  5. Thread: Politics

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    It’s still hard for a 3rd party in a two party...

    It’s still hard for a 3rd party in a two party system.
    Here we use prefential voting, but parties can only run a single candidate. Occasionally someone splits a major party and goes independent....
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    Father who didn’t secure his gun is very much to...

    Father who didn’t secure his gun is very much to blame. That was his direct action. Don’t know gun,was there, but here that is a criminal offence.
    Altar boy that hears something but doesn’t say...
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    Agreed that we need to follow due process. And...

    Agreed that we need to follow due process. And I’m not a fan of trial by media, that can be very damaging especially to people who rely on fame and popularity for their work.

    But I don’t think...
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    Yes this is how bad things can happen and...

    Yes this is how bad things can happen and continue to happen.
    But again you make it sound like anyone involves shares some equal blame.
    Let’s take you examples above, gang member, gun owning dad...
  9. Thread: Politics

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    Ranked voting (preferential aka instant runoff)...

    Ranked voting (preferential aka instant runoff) is designed for that sort of situation.
    It means you could have 2 or more people from the same party against similar from another party, plus more...
  10. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    I’d guess that Dani might retire. Had a few...

    I’d guess that Dani might retire. Had a few injuries, hard work riding like that, especially if you don’t look like winning races.
    He has been a great rider, but unfortunately never won a world...
  11. Thread: Politics

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    Billi - again Im going to say "power" if the...

    Billi - again Im going to say "power"

    if the person you should report has power over you, then you are less culpable. Of cause its a balance between the seriousness of the offence and the degree...
  12. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Yeah I might have stretched both those figures...

    Yeah I might have stretched both those figures out.

    Anyway - not the best race but interesting for the results if not the quality of the racing.
  13. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Oh and looking forward to the race. Qualifying...

    Oh and looking forward to the race.
    Qualifying really threw it out there.
    Rossi - first pole in 18 years. Marquez qualified 37th
    Interesting!
  14. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Stoner had a bit more “whinge” rather than just...

    Stoner had a bit more “whinge” rather than just outright “twat”.
    Stoner didn’t attack teammates, he just complained and never looked like he enjoyed it (even when winning)

    In the MotoGP Seven...
  15. Thread: Politics

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    Billi - you seemed to ignore the implications of...

    Billi - you seemed to ignore the implications of power.

    Hard to blame someone working for Weinstein, when they have seen other crushed who opposed him.
    Huge difference to the movie moguls who...
  16. Thread: Politics

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    There is a big difference between aides and...

    There is a big difference between aides and employees, those who have power welded over them, and colleges, friends, financial supporters and business partners.
    If someone is acting bad it’s hard to...
  17. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    I wasn’t trying to take away from Rossi or Doohan...

    I wasn’t trying to take away from Rossi or Doohan - they did dominate when the opposition wasn’t strong. But that opposition was still the next best riders in the world!

    Doohan was unlucky, that...
  18. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Interesting! I’d argue that Doohan had a couple...

    Interesting!
    I’d argue that Doohan had a couple of easy seasons near the end of his career. Balanced against that was his age (he was 29 when he got his first title, of 5!)
    Rossi is also amazing...
  19. Thread: Gun control

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    I think a jail sentence is appropriate - your...

    I think a jail sentence is appropriate - your weapons got used, you need to take some blame.
    Easy to say "the sons sins" - some, maybe many or even all, of the victims would be alive if he couldnt...
  20. Thread: Gun control

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    This last one the guy used his fathers weapons....

    This last one the guy used his fathers weapons. Should the father be held responsible?

    Gun laws don’t help much if people don’t responsibly store weapons.
  21. Thread: Gun control

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    I think the point is that is he does give a...

    I think the point is that is he does give a motive, it is to the police/public prosecution, not to the media.
    Now they may not want to release this info at this stage. It doesnt help them. It might...
  22. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Are you asking if those rider positions are...

    Are you asking if those rider positions are confirmed or Lorenzo’s twatness ?
    Cause I can confirm that one of those is most definitely true and confirmed.
  23. yes as soon as it was "proved by nasa" it...

    yes as soon as it was "proved by nasa" it exploded.
    A place that has money from nasa showed it produced some tiny amount of thrust.

    Not sure what it weighed but the thrust was originally reported...
  24. So another test of the EM “impossible” drive has...

    So another test of the EM “impossible” drive has shown it produces thrust...
    But that the thrust was in the same direction, no matter what direction the engine faced.
    Conclusion is that it’s likely...
  25. So the new Solo film is about to hit the screens....

    So the new Solo film is about to hit the screens. Saw a review that says its good...
    Hmm probably got a midnight screening somewhere near me, but thats 2 hours from now and I need some sleep.
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