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    [–] TIL that the Japanese used houseflies coated in a bacterial slurry to spread cholera in China and kill an estimated 410,000 people during WWII. Servalpur 2 points ago in todayilearned

    It's so often mentioned that it could be a cliche, but I would really recommend anyone interested in Japan during that time to listen to the podcast hardcore History. Specifically the newest release, Supernova In The East. It's a subject that's not often discussed in the US, but will give you at least some insight on Japan culturally at the time.

    [–] Guns N. Roses’ Slash: “Rock isn’t mainstream anymore, and in some ways, I like that.” Servalpur 1 points ago in Music

    In the Ontario/Michigan area there's 89x (88.7FM) which is really good about filling out new content. You get some older stuff too, and admittedly it's "alternative" (though at this point in my opinion rock is rock), but I've been introduced to fair number of new stuff through it.

    [–] Her level of discipline and restraint is commendable Servalpur 1 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    Right? It's good that she restrained herself, but this is the kind of conduct I'd expect from all cops, regardless of what's being said. The guy is being an incredible cunt, but he's on the ground, handcuffed, and clearly under control.

    If all cops behaved as responsibly and professionally as those pictured here, we wouldn't have problems with police brutality.

    [–] RIP TRAYVON Servalpur 12 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    why is he talking about black on black violence?

    The same reason Fox News will mention it when a cop kills another unarmed black kid. Because they're disingenuous fucks who know they don't have a leg to stand on in terms of a real argument, so they do anything they can to shift peoples attention.

    [–] Michael Anthony approved ✔ Servalpur 4 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    Or just cut the bullshit and pick up a bottle of caffeine pills for $5 on Amazon. At 200mg per pill and 100 pills per bottle, you are getting more bang at 5 cents per dose than you would be at what, $3 for any of those energy drinks you mentioned.

    Alternatively, really skip the bullshit and use an actual stimulant instead of caffeine.

    [–] Leave Obama alone.. again Servalpur 5 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    I don't think we disagree at all to be honest. I haven't and wouldn't say that black and white folks were treated even remotely equally, especially at the time. Especially among the poorest of the poor (though to be fair the vast majority of black folks at the time were extremely poor then because of slavery).

    All I'm saying (and I don't think you disagree?) is that rich white folks used the ingrained racism present in the population at the time to further divide and take advantage of the poor population. It's a tactic that has been used again and again in history, especially US history, and not just along color lines. In the '60s and '70s it was used to divide men and women. Using the ingrained sexism of the time to convince a large amount of men that if women entered the workplace at a equal playing level, men would suffer because they'd be competing with women for jobs.

    [–] Leave Obama alone.. again Servalpur 36 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    I don't think anyone is saying that there's an equality between the treatment is poor blacks and whites during that time, at least I'm not. The point seemed to be that some poor whites were in a similar economic condition, but were tricked into turning against those that should have been natural allies. Other poor folk, regardless of color.

    [–] Stop bringing ancient views into the modern world Servalpur 4 points ago in MurderedByWords

    Not really. The issue is far more complicated than "A-okay", and differed wildly on the society and time in which you're talking about.

    [–] Excuse me what the- Servalpur 7 points ago in HistoryMemes

    allow them to gear up their war machine, and try to fight the US to a stalemate.

    This was not going to happen. In no timeline would Japan have been able to ramp up production to even come close to meet the US. Here's an excellent breakdown of the numbers, and even some decent theorycrafting on what might have happened.

    Japan's only shot was delivering a blow so terrible as to ruin US morale, and then make the effort needed to pay them back so onerous as to be unpalatable to the American people. That wasn't gonna happen.

    [–] How powerful is Canon!Voldemort? Servalpur 1 points ago in HPfanfiction


    In terms of upper limits of power, there's really just no question that the HD world does it bigger.

    [–] Alex Jones accidentally reveals he watches transgender porn Servalpur 66 points ago in Fuckthealtright

    Your name makes me question your ability to accurately rate anything.

    [–] Magic Stores Re-Sealing ALL the Pre-Release Kits and Hosing Players Servalpur 1 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in videos

    Yes, weighing packs works, but it requires an expensive scientific scale that can measure 100ths of ounces.

    You can buy scales that measure in up to 10mg increments very accurately for $25 on Amazon. They aren't expensive lol.

    For reference, 1 Oz = 28349.5mg.

    Source: I've bought and use several routinely. I use recreational drugs where a 10mg difference in dosage can be significant. I test them every single time using scientific lab weights.

    That said, they're generally not the kind of scales you'd see around for mail postage. Normally much more compact.

    [–] Chinese society fulfills Orwell's 1984 vision with an electronic behavior quota system Servalpur 4 points ago in videos

    He'll bring up credit scores next, and act like private companies having a system to establish whether they should lend you money is the same as a public government system that rates everything about how you live your life.

    [–] Chinese society fulfills Orwell's 1984 vision with an electronic behavior quota system Servalpur 4 points ago in videos

    Guy's either a shill or too biased to care mate. Account is less than 15 days old and like 60% of the comments are blatant (and almost entirely self inserted with no incitement) Anti American bullshit.

    [–] Reminder that Russia's only aircraft carrier needs a FUCKING RAMP Servalpur 31 points ago in MURICA

    Literally exactly the opposite. Even a cursory glance at the wikipedia page shows that the US was the first to introduce MIRVs.

    The reason why? Because the USSR was developing a anti-ballistic missile defense system. In a time where a single missile carried a single warhead, it was conceivable (though so improbable as to almost be impossible considering the number of missiles we're talking about) that the USSR could build up a effective defense against the US nuclear deterrent. MIRVs changed the economics of the cold war. When a single missile can carry multiple warheads, it's simply not economically viable to target each independent warhead with an interceptor.

    [–] How powerful is Canon!Voldemort? Servalpur 1 points ago in HPfanfiction

    I never said anything about Harry D or the rest of the wizards, though I do wonder how he would face up against someone like The Merlin or even a holy sword wielder.

    I agree with you completely that against most wizards in the HD world, Voldemort would win no doubt. The rules of HP magic are simply more open ended and spells happen much faster in general.

    I was specifically talking about the big guys in the HD world. Mab, Titania, Thor, Freakin' Santa Claus, etc etc.

    In terms of upper limits of power, there's really just no question that the HD world does it bigger.

    [–] How powerful is Canon!Voldemort? Servalpur 7 points ago in HPfanfiction

    On the other hand, I don't really see him matching up well against characters from other universes. HP magic is versatile but their bodies are human and are pretty breakable at the end of the day.

    Agreed. Take the Dresden Files for instance. Voldemort is strong, but how is he going to face off against the big bads of that world? Mab would turn him into a smear on the wall in a second.

    [–] The base of the “fire tornado” was 1,000 feet wide — larger than three football fields — and was fueled by winds gusting to 165 mph, according to the Cal Fire report. It exploded 7.5 miles into the air, ripping roofs off homes and toppling power lines. Servalpur 19 points ago in CatastrophicFailure

    Maybe so, but I don't think my feelings would change if we swapped places.

    To put it another way, it's like this guys blown tire just happened to set off a rube goldberg machine that ultimately lead to the wildfire.

    Yeah sure, if you really want to stretch it you could blame it on him, but it's not truly his fault. At a certain point you have to acknowledge that the circumstances made it so that such a thing was basically inevitable.

    [–] No Bake Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Servalpur 2 points ago in GifRecipes

    Yeah, I feel like this would also come out as well too sweet for cheesecake as well.

    [–] This is fantastic! What a great idea 😀 Servalpur 10 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    I simply love how people are replying to you that clearly have no clue what they're talking about. You're 100% correct, reagent test kits are widespread and accurate. They're not convenient to break out in a club or bar, but they certainly exist.

    [–] This is fantastic! What a great idea 😀 Servalpur 20 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    No, they are not. Drug testing kits are both widespread and very accurate. The Reagent test kits are incredibly common in drug scenes, especially raves because you get so much bullshit claiming to be MDMA.

    Now, they're not exactly something you'd want to break out in a crowded bar, considering there's a process that generally takes a couple minutes, but the kits do work.