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  1. TrueMetis

    Terrorist Attack at New Zealand mosques

    Motherfucker called a terrorist shooting unarmed people "vigilantism" I just fucking can't.
  2. TrueMetis

    Terrorist Attack at New Zealand mosques

    Let's put the people who decided to show the live-stream beside them on that anthill.
  3. Yeah, unfortunately a lot of people really don't like bitter things. Which is insane, dark chocolate is 100x better than milk chocolate. So there's a fair bit of research going into alternatives, the most promising as I recall are either left-handed sugars, which we can taste but our bodies don't process, or blocking agents that prevent us from tasting the bitterness so less sugar would be needed.
  4. Not entirely relevant, but I'm gonna talk a bit of chemistry. HFCS contains varying ratios depending on the formula, HFCS 42 contains 42% fructose and is what you find mostly processed foods, whereas HFCS 55 contains 55% fructose and is used to sweeten pop. As I recall, it's called "high fructose" because initially it is indeed almost pure fructose. But that fructose is then converted to glucose to make various mixtures. As such we can't really say "fructose isn't a problem" because if we do that, than HFCS manufacturers will likely just skip the step where they convert some of the fructose into glucose, and the amount of sugar will stay pretty much the same.
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    US Politics: compromising positions

    It doesn't really matter.
  6. TrueMetis

    US Politics: compromising positions

    Well no, it's not. Anymore than I can claim France as mine, actually significantly less than I can claim France as mine in most cases. And that's the issue. Letting them hold on to this delusion allows them to use a justification for their actions, especially amongst the more religious. It's their "ancestral home" so of course they can force the people that were actually living their off the land. Also, as those paying attention already know, I acknowledged that the ship on not fucking things up by dropping them into an already occupied land has already sailed, and that we need to figure out to fix what's already happened. It's just I think one of the first stages of doing that is to stop playing into their bullshit entitlement of being the only ones with a claim to the area because it's their "ancestral homeland". As for safe space, given that no other groups was given such a space, and plenty have just a much justification for such a thing, I don't particularly buy that bullshit reasoning either. But then were we to do that it might have required the displacement of someone who could actually have done something about it instead of the Palestinians. Were we to return the Roma to their "ancestral homeland" the Indian government would have something to say about that. But again, the ship on not doing the stupid thing has already sailed.
  7. TrueMetis

    International thread 2

    That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence seems appropriate here. So I'm going to have to go ahead and give this round to Larry.
  8. TrueMetis

    International thread 2

    Okay you can, so are you going to?
  9. TrueMetis

    US Politics: compromising positions

    It it really your homeland if you came from somewhere else (and had to wipe out a whole bunch of other people to get it to boot)? I suppose in this case it's actually in their interest that Moses didn't exist and the Exodus never happened. The issue has not a damn thing to do with their imaginary origin story, just the cold hard fact that they're there now, and don't want to move. The boat on not fucking things up has sailed and now we need to work on unfucking things. And a good start would not be indulging their bullshit entitlement to the land. "deserve to live in their ancestral homeland" is a cute little sentiment, seems not to apply to any of thousands of other groups with much stronger claims to a given piece of land.
  10. TrueMetis

    US Politics: compromising positions

    They don't go after public education? Are you totally unfamiliar with Betsy DeVos?
  11. Except Climate Change was the term that was coined first, as "climatic change", back in the past when we weren't sure if greenhouse gases or aerosols would be the dominant force. Climatic change has it's origins to at least the 50's, and obviously it was a common term since the IPCC used it in it's name when founded in 1988. While global warming traces it's origins to 1975 when it started to become clear that greenhouse gases would dominate over aerosols. https://www.skepticalscience.com/climate-change-global-warming-basic.html "Global warming: the increase in Earth’s average surface temperature due to rising levels of greenhouse gases. Climate change: a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth. " If you've got a problem with that, maybe go tell all those scientists who use these definitions in their papers. So yeah, different terms with different meanings, which of course means that the news media abuses the hell out of them. And so do Republicans for that matter, since it was actually a republican consultant who pushed climate change over global warming because it sounds less scary but go ahead and keep spreading your propaganda.
  12. That people think climate change causing both droughts and flood is some kind on contradiction, just goes to show how little they understand these phenomenon. Did ya'll never watch the magic school bus as a kid? So let's go through these one by one. Droughts are caused by a lack of rainfall. Pretty easy to see how the world's average temperature increasing could cause that, since more heat means the air has a large capacity to hold water. If the air can hold more water, even if it that water stays in the same area, it will fall less. In areas that already see little rain, things just may get worse. If that moist air is then moved away by prevailing winds, it may never fall period. Of course it also possible for moist air to be carried in from other places which leads us to, Floods. Now obviously floods are the opposite issue, too much rain. Now it may have occurred to you, that if the air can hold more moisture, when it does fall more will fall at once. If the prevailing winds move that moist air into one area, you can get more water falling than the local watershed can handle, but wait there's more, since droughts cause conditions that make it difficult for the earth to absorb water, even if that water stays in the same place to fall, it can cause floods in previously drought stricken areas. So there you have a quick and easy explanation for why global warming can cause not just droughts and floods, but droughts and floods in the same area. Heat wave, do I really have to say it? Average higher temperature is just an average, so some areas will see larger temp increases than others. Resulting in heat waves. Polar vortex. A polar vortex is a low pressure area around the poles. It's basically just all that cold air spinning in a circle around the poles. When the vortex is strong, it is contained to the poles, when it is weaker that cold air moves southward and causes the kind of shit we've been seeing recently. What effects the strength of the polar vortex? Things like wind speed, transfer of heat, stratospheric warming, sea ice levels, snow cover, and the amount of evaporation amongst other things. Hey guess what just so happens to be impacting all of those things? Forest fires, I'm not even going to bother with this one. I used to do the cautious thing, and point out that no, individual events cannot be used to support a premise. But it's stopped being individual events a long time ago. It's become consistent patterns. And those certainly can be used as evidence.
  13. TrueMetis

    International News Thread

    Ah, sorry.
  14. No I don't believe that, but if you can't understand something as simple as opposing forces and the simplified nature of news articles vs scientific papers, than there's really no point in trying to explain to you further. I also entirely agree with using theories even though there may be areas they break down, you are the one that said theories that make false predictions should be rejected, not me.
  15. TrueMetis

    International News Thread

    Increasingly. Also don't pull that before Canada actually existed crap. Canada has been called Canada since long before confederation. The name Canada has been in use since the 16th century.
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