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21) Message boards : Politics : 6a: Setting Europe Ablaze - Part 2 (Message 1502608)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So on the one hand you're critiscising the open of coal mines, and on the other you're critiscising the closing of them. Do make up your mind.

You're acting like Merkel has personally opened these new mines, she hasn't.
She's responsible for guiding Germany in the right direction, which if you look at the graph in the article, they're still heading in. This is just a blip.

And as for the Daily Mail story, my opinion on that comic has been stated many times before.
22) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502306)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
NOTE: I am a Member of Mensa (Top 2% IQ). My Mother was a Member and Writer for Mensa.

I also own a table, i've even written on it sometimes.

This is sarcasm!
23) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502165)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
So if i interpret this correctly.

X takes a stand on political issue de jour.
Y disagrees with this stand.
Y twists X's words in order that Y may call X a racist (regardless of X's actual meaning).
This forces X to drop their stand on PIDJ in order to defend themselves against racism.
Y dismisses anything X says "because X is a racist".
PIDJ gets forgotten about.

That's still not sarcasm.
24) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1502149)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Hmmn, I'm a volunteer from Dyno-Rod. Can I shove a large rod where the sun don't shine?

Hopefully you'll have better luck than me, there's still ~30 feet of dyno-rod stuck in the drains under my house after one snapped.
25) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502146)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I'm not talking about cultural distinctions, this is fundamentally about the meaning of words.

Sarcasm
ˈsɑːkaz(ə)m/
noun
The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

Misrepresent
ˌmɪsrɛprɪˈzɛnt/
verb
Give a false or misleading account of the nature of.

What Guy was doing with his white/right malarkey was the latter, not the former.
26) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502126)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I'm discussing an American trying to attribute to us things we've never said.
Is such behaviour normally considered acceptable in America?

Again a typical European attack. (Is it acceptable in Europe?)
Of course not, but as you're always so quick to point out, Europe is not America (thankfully), hence the question.

Guy (whom I don't normally agree with) explains American Sarcasm. Same false accusation against him.

He explains again. Same false accusation against him.
Do kindly point me to these 'explanations'.

These are the last two Posts from Europeans regarding Guy:

I never said you should vote white, why do you people insist I say people should vote white?


I agree with you, i haven't observed you say 'vote white' or any variations on that. Guy does have a habit of misrepresenting words, he told me i was racist for using the word 'niggle'.


What exactly is the level of your ignorance of American Sarcasm? What is so difficult after an explanation?
Presumably then America has redefined sarcasm, because what i've seen here is not sarcasm, but rather an attempt to twist ones persons words by another in order to accuse the first of saying something they have not.
27) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1502120)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Huh?

I had to double check the date on that.
28) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502119)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I'm discussing an American trying to attribute to us things we've never said.
Is such behaviour normally considered acceptable in America?
29) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502083)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Мишель, telling me "people need to vote white" is not racist here in the U.S. is telling me not to believe my own eyes and ears. Your eyes and ears have not seen in the Netherlands what my eyes and ears have seen here in the U.S.

I never said you should vote white, why do you people insist I say people should vote white? Because I say vote for the right people? Since when does right=white? I don't care who you vote for, as long as its not an idiot who rather paralyzes the government and prevent it from doing its most basic job than solving problems by working with everyone else in the government.

Anyways, the rest is just going to be us repeating the same stuff we have already stated a dozen times before. Its clear our views are to different to reach a conclusion other than 'lets agree to disagree'.

I agree with you, i haven't observed you say 'vote white' or any variations on that. Guy does have a habit of misrepresenting words, he told me i was racist for using the word 'niggle'.
Freud had a theory on this..
30) Message boards : Politics : Crimea (Message 1501630)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The Simonator
And nobody tells USA how they should move troops around inside own territory. Maybe worth to stop telling that to Russia?

I agree, however, if the US started moving them into Mexico i think some people may object.
31) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1501629)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Guy..

Noting the 17th Amendment, Right/White, etc. with Мишель, or any other European, will just confuse them.

Having lived in Europe many years ago. May I ask this question to any European in this Board:

17th ammendment:
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
We do have the ability to look things up over here in the free world.

Since 1945, The USA has been the paramount Military, and Economic Power in The World. (Fading now)
And look where it's got you.

Why haven't Europeans educated themselves regarding the Basic Governmental System in The USA?
Probably because we looked at it and thought "Geez, i'm glad i don't live there!".
32) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1501366)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile The Simonator
And on the other hand, you keep saying it's up to the people to vote for the right (sounds like 'white') people.


On one hand, you say it's up to the people to make the right (white) decisions and vote. On the other hand, you imply a congress that can't do any thing is bad.


Straw man
33) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1501054)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The Simonator
To anyone who says why bother with renewable energy because China aren't, i draw your attention to the following article.

He added: "For the first time in 2013, China installed more new generation capacity using renewables than fossil fuels.
34) Message boards : Politics : US Department of Transportation mandates rear-view cameras in all cars built from May 1, 2018 (Message 1500953)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Drivers have no more responsibility in being safe drivers. Any accident they are involved in was caused by someone/something else. All drivers are innocent victims. The auto manufacturers need to be sued and forced to pay for all the auto accidents caused by their cars and all innocent victims need to be compensated for life. That's the only solution.


do you EVER have any PRODUCTIVE thoughts to share?

It seems you missed the sarcasm.
35) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1499680)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The Simonator
How many more times will we see that tired Downfall clip?
36) Message boards : Politics : US Department of Transportation mandates rear-view cameras in all cars built from May 1, 2018 (Message 1499667)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The Simonator
Drivers have no more responsibility in being safe drivers. Any accident they are involved in was caused by someone/something else. All drivers are innocent victims. The auto manufacturers need to be sued and forced to pay for all the auto accidents caused by their cars and all innocent victims need to be compensated for life. That's the only solution.

Which is why two years after all cars have cameras, new legislation will come out to say the cameras must always record video, just for insurance purposes they say.
Then the video will have to be stored in the cloud, in case the on-board storage is damaged in a accident.
Then the video will be accessible to the insurance companies, who will monitor your driving and adjust premiums accordingly. (Read: up!)
Then the video will be accessible to the police and government...

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"
37) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1499665)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I would expect an 'expert' on renewable to already know that the power grid has to be maintained with constant input and the REAL generating facilities take anywhere from hours to days to bring online.
Therefore, if part of your supply can and does drop off the grid at any second without warning, you CANNOT take the big plants offline..you must keep them running.
Your home generation is worthless.

That would what a 'standing charge' is for. I pay 11p/day standing charge and 13p/unit for the electricity.
38) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#2) (Message 1499663)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile The Simonator
I'll add, the only reason a solar install (which i've already said) can pay off for an individual is the fact government regulations force the power company to buy your production for far more than it's worth and you let your neighbors without solar cut you that check.

You clearly haven't read my post then. I explicitly stated that i do not receive the feed-in tariff, meaning that the power company 'buys back' my surplus electricity at exactly the same price as i pay per unit.


your production isn't worth that much. it just isn't.

It clearly is.
39) Message boards : Politics : US Department of Transportation mandates rear-view cameras in all cars built from May 1, 2018 (Message 1499177)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile The Simonator
In part I agree with Simon, particularly about the back hander...
But have you ever tried driving a Lotus 47 or a Lotus Europa - the rear view mirrors on these cars were next to useless....

Don't think i'd be able to even get in one of those.
40) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the designer! (Message 1499153)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile The Simonator
There's a glitch in the matrix!


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