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Geralt_of_Rivia1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Communism was not pioneered by tough men - it was pioneered by trust fund babies. Marx never worked a real job

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

Social security would be solvent in and of itself, and is a "small" enough program that it has legitimate arguments for it - it isnt like it pays out 10k a month or something, the maximum possible Social Security benefit for someone who retires at full retirement age is $3,627, average is $1,827 per month

They paid into the program and can live in a 55+ trailer park until they die because of it. Still not a great program for those who actually put money into a 401k like I did, but still, it has some arguments for it, and solvency is not an argument against social security itself

The issue with social security is that medicare isnt solvent, and medicare only exists by borrowing against social security

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because 1967 was the detroit race riots.

US manufacturing didnt get shipped overseas and then the factories here shuttered - US manufacturing died and then foreign manufacturing propped up. Guess what the dream truck was in Back to the Future, filmed in 1986. It wasnt a dodge, chevy, ford, or international, it was a fucking toyota hilux because that was objectively the best light truck of 1986.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

Environmental regulations. Domestic sludge has all sorts of hormones and other chemicals in it (think birth control for instance). NY doesnt let that get dumped anywhere.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +2 / -1

Is in the contract

Tucker unions didnt let people shoot scabs in 73 or 78 on the Pennsylvania turnpike. Union truckers still shot scabs in 73 and 78 on the Pennsylvania turnpike

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 3 points ago +4 / -1

I am only about an hour away from the world's largest coal mine - coal out of that mine is pretty cheap. A lizzo of coal is less than a gallon of diesel - and it would still be half that while paying miners 200k a year if we didnt have to deal with the regulatory burden we are under (8 or 9 dollars a ton)

You can get most shit out of the ground cheaply if you have a lax enough regulatory environment and a profit motive.

Still doesnt change that Venezuelan oil is an environmental disaster though, and inherently difficult to extract compared to other sources all else equal. Like I said, high sulfur, under water, tar sand. That coal in Wyoming has no groundwater issues because it is high desert, and it is the lowest sulfur coal on the planet - .17% or something, while that Venezuelan oil is 3% sulfur.

I have been to Venezuela in the 80s - pre-socialism. It has a very wonderful environment, a lot of which should be preserved.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

Oil companies used to pump oil there all the time

It is underwater tar sands. For most of it it is less pumping more digging. From underwater. With 3% sulfur -sulfur emissions are fucking nasty, not talking climate nonsense

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 29 points ago +29 / -0

Venezuela has the shittiest oil on the planet environmentally and economically

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +2 / -1

This is not possible with the other insectoids,

For most that people actually eat it is possible, such as tarantulas

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

He writes quantity not quality. Just constantly pushing out garbage.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 0 points ago +2 / -2

EMPs are called nuclear warheads, if a nuclear warhead detonates close enough to you that it affects your electronics, you have a bigger fucking problem

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 5 points ago +5 / -0

China is experiencing demographic collapse and is about to have the deadliest civil war in world history over it.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 0 points ago +1 / -1

With the UK we are talking about Pakistanis in particular which are particularly ass backwards Muslims. With Persians for instance they tend to go towards more English sounding names (male and female) but Pakistanis just stick to Mohammad, the four women of Islam and Noor. See 36, 37, 85 for three of the four women of Islam, and 31 for Noor

I just have a tendency to be an asshole because my job title has been "professional asshole" for twice as long as you have been alive

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Dearborn is Arabs, UK is Pakistanis.

Arabs discriminate against Pakistanis, Pakistanis borderline worship Arabs. Arabs are bat shit insane but I wouldnt describe them as being stupid. Pakistanis are retarded goatfuckers.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 3 points ago +3 / -0

Nur

That is the most popular out of all of them

It literally means light skinned.

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