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Dec 21 2015
8

An earlier post on this manmade disaster said that an early Chinese local news report initially blamed the landslide on illegal piling up of industrial waste on that hillside and that it had been approved by corrupt local officials. That early Chinese report of official bribery and collusion was later taken down. Read more

Dec 21 2015
122

What we see happening in China would be exactly how corporations here would behave without government regulations, safety checks, and possibilities of fines.

Dec 20 2015
3

There are so many horrifying things to contemplate about a Starfighter carrier landing. What’s approach speed in an F-104? It’s gotta be 190+ KIAS with that ridiculous wing design.

Dec 20 2015
2

F-104 Starfighter presumably. F-111 is different (though it would be quite a load for one of these to stop).

Dec 20 2015
492

I have a hard time believing that an artisanal, locally-sourced, hand-crafted, gluten-free, organic, bean-to-bar chocolate maker would misrepresent their product in this way.

Dec 20 2015
87

We’re not going to see anything but sequels to major franchises for the next ten years on the big screen, are we?

Dec 20 2015
76

I’ve gotten the feeling that he doesn’t actually want to be president. Maybe he just needs someone to tell him it’s okay to follow your own dreams.

Dec 19 2015
17

uhh, no?

I mean thats just not true, at least not in any relevant sense.

in the context of the story the song is telling, the reason she “really can’t stay” is because in the context, it would appear improprietous. the implication being that she WANTS to, but that there would be social consequences to doing so.

thus, Read more

Dec 19 2015
65

We can appreciate a cool picture and an aircraft’s aesthetics even if we think it is the wrong choice for our forces.

Dec 19 2015
49

1) The pod is a 25mm gunpod, the F-35B and C didn’t have space for a gun internally. Don’t give me some Vietnam shit, the gun works this time. (And the pilots are going to be trained in dogfighting...not to mention its very hard to go wrong in ACM when you know where EVERYTHING is) Read more

Dec 19 2015
31

Well, I’m prepared to bet that China has a major franchise or three that neither of us have ever heard of either? Sure, lots of stuff covers the entire world these days, but there are always local productions that largely stay local, since translation and promotion costs money. Think of how much media never makes it Read more

Dec 19 2015
32

You do realize that most of the companies with the largest hold on political influence are so pervasive, the only way to avoid buying their products is to live in a shack in the middle of nowhere. Ten companies (Kraft, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Mars, Pepsico, Unilever, Kellogg, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Read more

Dec 19 2015
12

Well then I guess it’s good that we live in the real world where laws can be challenged in court and sometimes overturned.

Dec 18 2015
27

If a game sells 400k copies, there isn’t an infinite amount of resale, there’s 400k copies that can be resold.
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Dec 18 2015
15

Little known 28th Amendment: every person has a right to be in fashion shows.

Dec 18 2015
28

BMI is accurate for the vast majority of the population, and it’s pretty easy to figure out if someone is an exception by looking at him, not to mention that the majority of incorrect classifications are in the direction of calling unhealthy people healthy. Even when you do include the outliers, it’s still a better Read more