American Government Thread 2: No Doo Doo Holes Allowed

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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,527
    edited January 12
    Who is taking $100000 from their employees?
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    Since its cold as hell outside, and most of the country is getting hit with an arctic blast...I decided to go with
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    Wasted wrote: »
    Who is taking $100000 from their employees?
    Me, if you'll let me.

    It's in context of the $1000 breadcrumbs that were being referred to within the context of the Trump tax plan. If you need to read up on where that $1000 comes from, feel free to do so. :tup:

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  • dab00gdab00g Joined: Posts: 21,434
    I mean if you look at poor rural areas of america you'd call it a shithole too

    Trump is a racist scumbag, and you know the drill

    "Walkback statement"

    "Fully support his shithead opinion"

    This is who the rich wanted in power. This is who conservatives fought for.

    They need to expedite that mueller interview to get trump to incriminate himself
  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,937
    edited January 12
    dab00g wrote: »
    They need to expedite that mueller interview to get trump to incriminate himself

    The difficulty in Trump incriminating himself is by the fact that he knows words. He has the best words . . . . .

    Every day it gets harder to think that those in his camp can't for once say "you know, that was stupid". Not one politician is perfect, and given the track record, he isn't either.
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  • ShinjiGohanShinjiGohan Joined: Posts: 5,187 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited January 12
    Preppy wrote: »
    odin wrote: »
    “In retrospect, I would have voted for him if I could do it again.” Oreskovic said that he was throwing a party after his last shift ends, “because I don’t want to wallow in it anymore.”

    My god... Repubs full of retards. Just overwhelmingly stupid.

    Aren't union workers generally democrat leaning? As demos are generally pro union and such.

    And would have voting for Hillary actually saved his job? Probably not, he'd still be out of a job and say "Had Trump won I wouldn't have lost my job."

    In other news Walmart apparently is giving all of their employees $1000 in cash bonuses due to the tax cuts.
    Can I take $100,000 from you and give you $1000 back? Cuz that seems tight to me.

    You want raises, motherfucker. People are getting breadcrumbs as we set up our economy to be extra fucked in the next ten years. :sick:

    Rich get richer, I guess.
    Also Walmart also raised their starting pay to $11 per hour. So this low to middle class employees of walmart are A ) getting a raise B ) getting a bonus for $1,000, and C ) for the next few years at least also have an increased tax return.

    Though since you are left leaning you do want to take $100,000 in taxes from some rich person and then give them $1000 back in actual government services. So yes that would seem right to you. So why do you have a problem with this? This is exactly inline with the type of robbery you like in your government.
  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    They also just fired a huge bunch of people, which seems relevant to your narrative. :coffee:

    And C) they have a temporarily increased tax return as a cynical theft of tax dollars tied to a permanent decrease in corporate taxes for companies that are making record profits and are part of the greatest economic inequalities this country has ever seen.

    But please tell me more about how cutting taxes as part of deficit spending/borrowing that we will have to pay back will show us the legendarily hidden power of trickle down economics. I'm all ears. Also talk about the CBO assessment. Also talk about the last time that tax policy was this rushed or ill-thought out.

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  • ReticentlyReticently Joined: Posts: 4,272
    The problem with the 'shithole' comment isn't that it's rude or inaccurate. The problem is that what he was saying is that he wants the program meant for diversity visas to keep poor brown people out and let affluent white people (Norway) in.

    We already have other visa programs that make it comparatively easy for people from affluent countries to come here.
  • odinodin holy bybel Joined: Posts: 15,973 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited January 12
    Preppy wrote: »
    odin wrote: »
    “In retrospect, I would have voted for him if I could do it again.” Oreskovic said that he was throwing a party after his last shift ends, “because I don’t want to wallow in it anymore.”

    My god... Repubs full of retards. Just overwhelmingly stupid.

    Aren't union workers generally democrat leaning? As demos are generally pro union and such.

    And would have voting for Hillary actually saved his job? Probably not, he'd still be out of a job and say "Had Trump won I wouldn't have lost my job."

    In other news Walmart apparently is giving all of their employees $1000 in cash bonuses due to the tax cuts.
    Can I take $100,000 from you and give you $1000 back? Cuz that seems tight to me.

    You want raises, motherfucker. People are getting breadcrumbs as we set up our economy to be extra fucked in the next ten years. :sick:

    Rich get richer, I guess.

    Sounds like something a SNOWFLAKE would say. Trump is gonna drain the swamp and give power back to the people!! Everyone gets a 1000 dollars and DEMOCRAPS freak out!

    LONG LIVE GOD EMPEROR

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    Edit: Also Norway blowing up the USA

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/trump-shithole-countries-norway_us_5a58199ce4b0720dc4c5b6dc
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  • ShinjiGohanShinjiGohan Joined: Posts: 5,187 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Preppy wrote: »
    More details:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/walmart-wages-tax-cuts.html

    So they make $2,000,000,000 from the change that is borrowing money and in turn "give back" about $700,000,000. In quotes because wages in the economy is an interesting thing and while you can claim to tie it in here, that doesn't necessarily follow. Still, to be generous, it's a ~30% rate of reclamation. If you want to take out a $100,000 loan and give me that money I'll be happy to give you an even better $35,000 of it. Cuz maybe you don't understand money and think thats smart.

    And before we get back into "better than the gubbermint spending that money!" let me remind you that the government is still spending that money, it just doesn't know where it's going to come from. Which means you and I somewhere down the line plus interest.

    Did you skip econ 101? :lol:

    Most retail companies go through a slump in sales in January. Surprise, after Christmas people aren't as willing to spend their money as freely. As a result they cut hours and/or man power. Now with the tax cuts they are able to at least give their employees raises and bonuses but that to you is apparently a bad thing since a company did it. But you scoff at the $1000 dollars. I'm sure most families would disagree with getting a 1k bonus right after the holidays so they can recoup some of the money they spent during Christmas.

    I take it that Chrysler Fiat who also gave all of their employees raises due to the tax cuts and have moved their manufacturing plant from Mexico to Michigan is also a bad thing? BTW they're also giving their employees a 2k bonus and are creating 2500 jobs. How evil is this, employing more people and giving them raises.

    Toyota and Mazda also announced that due to the tax cuts they're creating 4,000 more jobs and investing 1.6 billion dollars in Alabama.

    Visa employees are also seeing a higher matched rate on their employees 401k due to the tax cuts.

    Aquesta bank is also giving their employees a 1k bonus and increasing the min wage for their workers.

    Over 40 companies have mentioned that they're either giving raises, paying out bonuses or are giving their employees some added or increase perk that they weren't doing before due to the tax cuts. Maybe some of them have slightly suspect timing. But for those still employed how is any of this a bad thing?

    If we want to talk about econ 101, maybe we should get back to talking about the government spending more money than it currently takes in and should cut back on spending. While I am still waiting on the official white house numbers to form an opinion. I'm hoping for the best and if it gets worse I'll call him out on it.

    But just to recap 2017, 2 million jobs created, unemployment at its lowest in 17 years (4.1%), black unemployment also at its lowest in recent history. 138,000 manufacturing jobs were gained this year compared to a loss of 34,000 jobs last year.
  • odinodin holy bybel Joined: Posts: 15,973 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Preppy wrote: »
    More details:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/walmart-wages-tax-cuts.html

    So they make $2,000,000,000 from the change that is borrowing money and in turn "give back" about $700,000,000. In quotes because wages in the economy is an interesting thing and while you can claim to tie it in here, that doesn't necessarily follow. Still, to be generous, it's a ~30% rate of reclamation. If you want to take out a $100,000 loan and give me that money I'll be happy to give you an even better $35,000 of it. Cuz maybe you don't understand money and think thats smart.

    And before we get back into "better than the gubbermint spending that money!" let me remind you that the government is still spending that money, it just doesn't know where it's going to come from. Which means you and I somewhere down the line plus interest.

    Did you skip econ 101? :lol:

    But just to recap 2017, 2 million jobs created, unemployment at its lowest in 17 years (4.1%), black unemployment also at its lowest in recent history. 138,000 manufacturing jobs were gained this year compared to a loss of 34,000 jobs last year.

    Still a shithole country.
  • FoolinfectionFoolinfection Big fish in a little pond 4 LIFE Joined: Posts: 2,342
    edited January 12
    Walmart shut down hundreds of their stores to be able to increase their wages. Plus those wages are for new people starting out. This doesn't apply to people that have been working from before the wage increase. The Walmart I used to work at actually had a lot of people quit when they last did this a few years ago. New people were starting out 10 dollars an hour while people that had been there for years were still making 7-8 an hour. Walmart also has a habit of giving workers less hours if their wages are on the higher end. I knew a guy that had been there enough years and earned enough raises to finally be making 10 an hour, but when that happened they only gave him 16 or less hours a week so that he was only earning the same as the minimum wage people working 40+ hours a week. Walmart is fucking clown shoes.
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  • AzureAzure Inciteful. Joined: Posts: 10,198 ✭✭✭ Former OG
    Walmart shut down hundreds of their stores to be able to increase their wages. Plus those wages are for new people starting out. This doesn't apply to people that have been working from before the wage increase. The Walmart I used to work at actually had a lot of people quit when they last did this a few years ago. New people were starting out 10 dollars an hour while people that had been there for years were still making 7-8 an hour. Walmart also has a habit of giving workers less hours if their wages are on the higher end. I knew a guy that had been there enough years and earned enough raises to finally be making 10 an hour, but when that happened they only gave him 16 or less hours a week so that he was only earning the same as the minimum wage people working 40+ hours a week. Walmart is fucking clown shoes.

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    odin wrote: »
    Preppy wrote: »
    More details:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/walmart-wages-tax-cuts.html

    So they make $2,000,000,000 from the change that is borrowing money and in turn "give back" about $700,000,000. In quotes because wages in the economy is an interesting thing and while you can claim to tie it in here, that doesn't necessarily follow. Still, to be generous, it's a ~30% rate of reclamation. If you want to take out a $100,000 loan and give me that money I'll be happy to give you an even better $35,000 of it. Cuz maybe you don't understand money and think thats smart.

    And before we get back into "better than the gubbermint spending that money!" let me remind you that the government is still spending that money, it just doesn't know where it's going to come from. Which means you and I somewhere down the line plus interest.

    Did you skip econ 101? :lol:

    But just to recap 2017, 2 million jobs created, unemployment at its lowest in 17 years (4.1%), black unemployment also at its lowest in recent history. 138,000 manufacturing jobs were gained this year compared to a loss of 34,000 jobs last year.

    Still a shithole country.

    You ain't incorrect.
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  • FoolinfectionFoolinfection Big fish in a little pond 4 LIFE Joined: Posts: 2,342
    Also. If you somehow ended up working overtime during a shift at Walmart, they sent your ass home and deducted the overtime hours from your next shift so that they didn't have to pay you extra. Worked 12 hours on monday? Just meant you only worked 4 hours on Tuesday. Didn't matter if they needed your ass there to do a job or not. Those 16 pallets of product can set in the cooler as long as they don't gotta pay you for overtime.
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  • AzureAzure Inciteful. Joined: Posts: 10,198 ✭✭✭ Former OG
    Also. If you somehow ended up working overtime during a shift at Walmart, they sent your ass home and deducted the overtime hours from your next shift so that they didn't have to pay you extra. Worked 12 hours on monday? Just meant you only worked 4 hours on Tuesday. Didn't matter if they needed your ass there to do a job or not. Those 16 pallets of product can set in the cooler as long as they don't gotta pay you for overtime.

    Fortunately, that is now illegal to do.
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  • FoolinfectionFoolinfection Big fish in a little pond 4 LIFE Joined: Posts: 2,342
    Also. If you somehow ended up working overtime during a shift at Walmart, they sent your ass home and deducted the overtime hours from your next shift so that they didn't have to pay you extra. Worked 12 hours on monday? Just meant you only worked 4 hours on Tuesday. Didn't matter if they needed your ass there to do a job or not. Those 16 pallets of product can set in the cooler as long as they don't gotta pay you for overtime.

    Fortunately, that is now illegal to do.

    That's good to know. How long has that been the case?
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    edited January 12
    Preppy wrote: »
    More details:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/business/walmart-wages-tax-cuts.html

    So they make $2,000,000,000 from the change that is borrowing money and in turn "give back" about $700,000,000. In quotes because wages in the economy is an interesting thing and while you can claim to tie it in here, that doesn't necessarily follow. Still, to be generous, it's a ~30% rate of reclamation. If you want to take out a $100,000 loan and give me that money I'll be happy to give you an even better $35,000 of it. Cuz maybe you don't understand money and think thats smart.

    And before we get back into "better than the gubbermint spending that money!" let me remind you that the government is still spending that money, it just doesn't know where it's going to come from. Which means you and I somewhere down the line plus interest.

    Did you skip econ 101? :lol:

    Most retail companies go through a slump in sales in January. Surprise, after Christmas people aren't as willing to spend their money as freely. As a result they cut hours and/or man power. Now with the tax cuts they are able to at least give their employees raises and bonuses but that to you is apparently a bad thing since a company did it.
    That seems dishonest, as I said no such thing. I refuse to be distracted by the breadcrumb and looked at the larger picture. People are getting more money: yay! The rest of the equation: Jesus Cisco this is fucked up.
    But you scoff at the $1000 dollars.
    Within context, people that have been at Walmart 20 years getting a $1000 bonus is indeed pretty sucky. The bonus scales downwards, as I'm sure you're aware. Employees getting a little more money from a company making huge profits and now about to make even more money: ... yay?
    I'm sure most families would disagree with getting a 1k bonus right after the holidays so they can recoup some of the money they spent during Christmas.
    If you look waaaaaaay off to your left over them thar mountains with your binoculars you might be able to see the actual discussion.

    Again, if you want to take out a $100,000 loan to pay me so I can give you $35,000 - or better yet just $1,000 - lemme know cuz I'm in on this. If you're not that dumb, you might want to look more into the Walmart situation - the NYT article is not rocket science.
    I take it that Chrysler Fiat who also gave all of their employees raises due to the tax cuts and have moved their manufacturing plant from Mexico to Michigan is also a bad thing? BTW they're also giving their employees a 2k bonus and are creating 2500 jobs. How evil is this, employing more people and giving them raises.
    I don't recall commenting upon that or saying that was a bad thing, but I do note that you love to pretend I am taking positions that I am not.
    Toyota and Mazda also announced that due to the tax cuts they're creating 4,000 more jobs and investing 1.6 billion dollars in Alabama.
    That's horseshit. I'm presuming you're not that dumb. Might want to look at the timing of their announcements. Sure, they give Trump as much shine as possible because that's the best way to get him to blow you.

    Not joking on that. The Make China Great article aligns with what I've heard from people working in international trade. Trump is a fickle narcissist, and making him think he's the king of the world is the best way to get him to steal from the treasury to help you out.
    Visa employees are also seeing a higher matched rate on their employees 401k due to the tax cuts.
    What's the rate on return? Is this better or worse than the "you borrow $100,000 for me and I give you back $35,000" plan I mentioned? It is tight that companies are going to give back a fraction of the new money they are getting that is coming from being borrowed.
    Aquesta bank is also giving their employees a 1k bonus and increasing the min wage for their workers.

    Over 40 companies have mentioned that they're either giving raises, paying out bonuses or are giving their employees some added or increase perk that they weren't doing before due to the tax cuts. Maybe some of them have slightly suspect timing. But for those still employed how is any of this a bad thing?
    Because that money comes from somewhere.
    If we want to talk about econ 101, maybe we should get back to talking about the government spending more money than it currently takes in and should cut back on spending.
    ... So the solution is to decrease the money it takes in while spending the same amount of money? :confused:

    oooookay
    But just to recap 2017, 2 million jobs created, unemployment at its lowest in 17 years (4.1%), black unemployment also at its lowest in recent history. 138,000 manufacturing jobs were gained this year compared to a loss of 34,000 jobs last year.
    Yes, all of that happened overnight, and probably a lot of that is tied to the tax plan.

    Pay no attention to overall economic trends starting at about ... Obama ... or what happened before you heard about this from your favorite right-wing propaganda machine, because none of this would have happened were it not for Magic Trump. :rolleyes:

    It's sad that the right-wing preys on undereducated people to just swallow their propaganda whole. Fix your news sources: they suck. You shouldn't be this ignorant on something you have any interest in.
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    I can't stop laughing about shitholes.
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    Mexico is a shithole. As a Mexican I don't blame others from wanting to come in...but how many truly improve when they come in. Looking at Europe, not many brown people who came in as refugees are improving those places.

    Mexico is so fucked due to cartels.
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    I loved the responses from Norwegians. :lol:

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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    Preppy wrote: »
    Toyota and Mazda also announced that due to the tax cuts they're creating 4,000 more jobs and investing 1.6 billion dollars in Alabama.
    That's ... Sure, they give Trump as much shine as possible because that's the best way to get him to blow you.

    Not joking on that. The Make China Great article aligns with what I've heard from people working in international trade. Trump is a fickle narcissist, and making him think he's the king of the world is the best way to get him to steal from the treasury to help you out.
    Relevant:
    * http://www.newsweek.com/crazy-trump-fox-news-calls-praise-779532

    He does this other people he should not be doing this to to other people who think he's unhinged. Calls up random major business leaders, rambles about some utterly "brilliant" plan he has had right then, and then goes to bed and nobody else understands what the hell happened or is going to happen.

    When/if he's no longer our President, I'm curious if more of these stories come out. He's a weird-ass guy.

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  • odinodin holy bybel Joined: Posts: 15,973 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Preppy wrote: »
    I loved the responses from Norwegians. :lol:

    Yea looks like Norwegians don't care too much to move to shitholes. :rofl:

    https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics/yearbook/2016/table2
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    I'm glad we elected a president with such strong Christian values.

    You sure did. Although it depends on what everyone's definition of those values are.
  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,527
    Norwegians SAY they don't want to come to the US, but then I realised Norway is only like, a tiny block of 5 million people.

    When you take those immigration figures and compare them to their home population, Norway's immigration rate is actually higher than China or Japan.

    Just for fun, in 2016:

    Australia (#2 on HDI behind Norway): 4173 / 26,000,000 ≈ 0.00017
    Sweden: 1325 / 10,065,389 ≈ 0.000136
    Denmark: 562 / 5,748,769 ≈ 0.000098
    Netherlands: 1550 / 17,170000 ≈ 0.00009
    Norway: 404 / 5,267,146 ≈ 0.000076
    Spain: 4018 / 46,560, 000 ≈ 0.000086

    China: 77658 / 1,379,000,000 ≈ 0.000056
    Japan: 5709 / 127,000,000 ≈ 0.000045
    SFV: Ken, with THAT ORANGE COSTUME

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  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,143 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    odin wrote: »
    I'm glad we elected a president with such strong Christian values.

    You sure did. Although it depends on what everyone's definition of those values are.

    If one of those values is getting peed on by Stormy Daniels, then I guess I'm a born again Christian.
  • odinodin holy bybel Joined: Posts: 15,973 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG

    Wasted wrote: »
    Norwegians SAY they don't want to come to the US, but then I realised Norway is only like, a tiny block of 5 million people.

    When you take those immigration figures and compare them to their home population, Norway's immigration rate is actually higher than China or Japan.

    Just for fun, in 2016:

    Australia (#2 on HDI behind Norway): 4173 / 26,000,000 ≈ 0.00017
    Sweden: 1325 / 10,065,389 ≈ 0.000136
    Denmark: 562 / 5,748,769 ≈ 0.000098
    Netherlands: 1550 / 17,170000 ≈ 0.00009
    Norway: 404 / 5,267,146 ≈ 0.000076
    Spain: 4018 / 46,560, 000 ≈ 0.000086

    China: 77658 / 1,379,000,000 ≈ 0.000056
    Japan: 5709 / 127,000,000 ≈ 0.000045

    That's fair. But the point is, they still don't want to go there.

    Also... More winning from the old racist grandpa that learns about the world from Fox news.

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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,527
    edited January 12
    Well, thing is, therein lies the Norse hypocrisy and ignorance of their own trends.

    Their emmigration rate to the US is higher than France and Germany, too.

    France works out to about 0.000065.
    Germany about 0.000071.
    Italy about 0.000072.

    The Norse emmigration is directly comparable to the largest European nations. Their reasonings sound rather bullshit too, to be frank, given the numerous other nations with free/socialised healthcare, education and gun control, etc.

    Ultimately, forget about the normalised numbers.

    When you look through that table in absolute terms, much of the immigration listed does come from places people would commonly consider shitholes for some reason.

    Regardless of how he phrases it, Trump actually is asking a valid question. And if the answer is "Well, we don't WANT to come to your shithole", then that should be sounding alarms amongst the American public.
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    What's bullshit about it, oh King of Australia?

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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,527
    edited January 13
    Ah, Preppy, same old insults. Maybe Norway has a point about you after all.

    Norway's making the same old excuses about socialised programs and gun control (Anders Brevik anyone?); despite the significantly higher emigration from comparable countries like mine, the other Scandinavian nations, Canada and the UK and basically the rest of the West that have those same programs.

    Again, Norway says it doesn't want to come over, but comparatively, they're still migrating more than countries vastly inferior to it.

    I mean, I don't necessarily blame them for staying home. Norway's a small, ethnically homogenous country with abundant resources, after all.
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    Calling you King of Australia is not an insult, I don't think. But then again I like Australia and have a picture of my pet wombat in my office. I thought my love for Australia was clear.

    I'm sorry for triggering you with my flirtatious love, snowflake. I realize you're trapped in a nomadic wasteland and don't understand anything but trial by fire swords - which again I think proves what a man you must be to have become King of the Fire Sword Everything Wants To Kill Us Wasteland, but I am in a land of free soda pop and jelly beans and am full of love.

    And jelly beans.

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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,527
    Preppy wrote: »
    Calling you King of Australia is not an insult, I don't think. But then again I like Australia and have a picture of my pet wombat in my office. I thought my love for Australia was clear.

    You'll have to be more clear, sorry. You keep mange-ridden marsupials as pets?
    I'm sorry for triggering you with my flirtatious love, snowflake. I realize you're trapped in a nomadic wasteland and don't understand anything but trial by fire swords - which again I think proves what a man you must be to have become King of the Fire Sword Everything Wants To Kill Us Wasteland, but I am in a land of free soda pop and jelly beans and am full of love.

    And jelly beans.

    Jelly beans are delicious, I agree.
    The only time Australia is ever relevant is when you got that one friend camping in there in a game of Risk.

    Damn straight.
    SFV: Ken, with THAT ORANGE COSTUME

    I have nobody to play with, so I typically talk out of my ass.
  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,457 admin
    Wait, who isn't that guy? This is SRK, right? Play to win? Australia has always been the key to world conquest.

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  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 6,527
    edited January 13
    Wasted wrote: »
    The only time Australia is ever relevant is when you got that one friend camping in there in a game of Risk.

    Damn straight.

    Are you THAT GUY?

    I actually haven't played Risk, but camping sounds like something I'd do.

    I saw somewhere today that the number of Americans moving to Norway is higher than the reverse. That's true in absolute numbers, but when accounting for population, Norwegians move to the US nearly three times more.

    In 2014 (latest year I could find for both countries data), 8,652 Americans immigrated to Norway. That works out to 0.000027.
    In 2014, 332 Norwegians immigrated to the US. That works out 0.000064.

    Like...I'm clearly not smart with numbers, but it does actually look like the US is more appealing to Norway than they want to admit.
    Post edited by Wasted on
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