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1  Other / Politics & Society / Re: I will never buy a Tesla car on: June 17, 2021, 03:02:26 AM
Ignore stereotypes against Tesla and Elon Musk, buy a car to travel and go to far places, choose a gasoline-powered car because they are easier to refuel. If you have to find a place to recharge and wait for the battery to be fully charged, you will lose your precious time. Not to mention the experience of a gasoline-powered car can be better.


Tesla has thought of that already and has announced (sorry I've lost the link) that they will start their own recharging stations attached to "Dinner" style restaurants / service stations - essentially Tesla gets you to buy the car, then, while you are "captive" for ~ 30 - 60 minutes, they get a trickle of money from you - might not be much day-to-day, but if they know they can rake in (ball park number out of my head) $100 per month from 50,000 people, then that starts equating to some big bucks.

Wait 30-60 minutes to charge the battery, but the internal combustion engine refuels no more than 4 minutes. If you go to remote places, you can bring a fuel tank. Wouldn't that be more convenient?
Tesla electric cars are trying to reach everywhere, but they can hardly reach remote places.

I don't think Tesla is targeting people that plan on taking their vehicle to areas that are hundreds of miles away from gas stations or electricity.  I can't even think of an area that you would need to fill up an extra gas tank and throw it in your car because your gas tank doesn't hold enough.

And I believe with a super charger, you can get almost 200 miles worth of charge in 15 minutes.  And it will keep going down with each new model.

2  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stake.com - Casino & Sports - UFC Official Betting Partner - Play Smarter 🥊 on: June 14, 2021, 01:19:55 PM
This was actually the worst risk free bet so far because it had the lowest odds. Every weekend they have this promo and often it's at around even odds.

Sorry you feel that way. On the contrary, that risk free bet from stake made my weekend. I'd admit that the odds were not that great but it was a win win situation, I took it (and I'm glad I did). Coming from someone who has played on several traditional and sportsbooks, I haven't gotten a risk free bet before. I think the only downside was that the odds were not as high as we all expected and the maximum refund amount was fixed at $50. Either way, it's still a good bet for me. I would take a similar bet like this if stake offers it in the near future.

Indeed. Am surprised Maasdamer would say it's the worst, when I really couldn't find anything better.

Odds alone were the best, as I mentioned, 15%++ more than any other bookie. Don't know about you, but I like winning more. Then the risk-free bit where worst case scenario, you get your coins back if it doesn't work out. Not a freebet back, but your wager back. That's as it good as it gets.

So this is offered every weekend? Definitely need to check Stake more often;)

Why wouldnt it be the worst, explain it to me. odds were lets say 1,35, max refund 50$. So you can win less than 20$ risk free.
On any other weekends the risk free odds are above 2.0 and same max refund, so you can win 50$ risk free. This promo is running for weeks at stake now.

So it is BY FAR, the worst free bet in the promo stake has had so far. Maybe the easiest to win yes, but considering possible money won its the worst.

You're right, there was less value in this one than any previous.  If you are really that concerned about value though, you should try not acting like such an ungrateful prick all the time.  You'd be amazed at what kind of opportunities there are out there for someone that acts like a decent human every once in a while.
3  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you think COVID19 is a scam? on: June 14, 2021, 03:57:44 AM
Right on page 1 of the Worldbank covid-19 strategic preparedness project document. The gread covid war was intended to last until 31-3-2025 to bad the lost and it ended early.
What?
4  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stake.com - Casino & Sports - UFC Official Betting Partner - Play Smarter 🥊 on: June 14, 2021, 03:54:22 AM
When you see Stake & Dogecoin logo in the UFC Octagon watching it on http://Stake.com streaming #Stake #Dogecoin #UFC





Are you guys enjoying your 50% bonus buy discounts on 4 Horsemen?



Remember, a new Spinomenal game will be discounted every Monday, so get those bonus buys in now before they changeover:

https://promotions.stake.com/monday-funday-spinomenal-promo/

Are the games adjusted for the 50% discount?  Seems like they must be adjusted to not pay out the same as if you paid the full price, right?
5  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you trust the co-vid19 vaccine ? on: June 14, 2021, 03:40:15 AM
25 years old and talking about remote controlled cyborgs
https://youtu.be/uGQtD2BGqNo


Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi dont just dont
https://youtu.be/sl79wZlByuU

Tash don't just don't.
6  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Sportsbet.io (Finished) French Open Prediction Contest {Free Bets + Jerseys} on: June 14, 2021, 01:39:52 AM
That was fun, thanks sb.io and jeremy!
7  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The KRAKEN Rises !!! on: June 13, 2021, 02:45:10 AM

true dat, but realize it is ALL controlled opposition. Don't trust trannies bro. EVER. they lie. DO NOT TRUST TRANNIES EVER

What do you mean, "they lie?" Trannies all over the place know what they are and admit it. Just like you. It's in your handle.


A tranny is basically by definition a 'liar'.  Not that I have anything against them any more than any other mentally (and in old-normal cases, endocrainalogicalogicaly) disturbed person or anything.  I mean, it's the slightly abnormal people that makes the world kind of interesting.



Basically the definition of ignorance right here 👆
8  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Sportsbet.io (Round #7) French Open Prediction Contest {Free Bets + Jerseys} on: June 13, 2021, 01:11:17 AM
a) 14   b) 3:18
9  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Sportsbet.io (Round #6) French Open Prediction Contest {Free Bets + Jerseys} on: June 11, 2021, 09:15:12 AM
a)  7  b)  3:39
10  Other / Politics & Society / Re: why revolutions and movements fail at their desired outcome on: June 10, 2021, 07:34:33 PM
Problem is today, most "revolutionists" don't have the same passion. They rally behind something no one cares about.

I mean, we're kinda going through one of the largest movements in modern history.  It's ok to disagree with it, but think about how silly it is to say that nobody cares about the thing that ~20 million Americans (and millions more globally) are protesting... Not trying to get in another BLM argument with you, our views are irrelevant to my point.  People do care about it.  


but this tea event. was not the sole trigger/response to cause the civil war/revolution. it was just the media story to hide the true causes

You keep implying that I said it was.  This is the second or third time.  Knock it off please. I didn't say that and I've never heard anyone make that claim. And the Civil War was almost 100 years later.

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but hey if you think throwing 3 ships load of tea boxes into the sea was the only and sole cause of a civil war. maybe your missing a few pieces of critical info in the middle

I don't.  Of course I don't.  Please don't do that, lets have an honest conversation.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Re: why revolutions and movements fail at their desired outcome on: June 10, 2021, 05:33:59 PM
you were talking about the reaction to the boston tea party(342 boxes of tea thrown in the sea)
britain did send more tea and stil demanded more taxes. which even you noted as the intolerant acts

thats where your first  story ended

There were 3 or 4 (depending on if count the Quebec Act) Intolerable Acts (as in the Americans wouldn't tolerate them) that were a direct response to the Boston Tea Party.

The first one completely shut down Boston Harbor and ordered British troops to patrol the water and surrounding land to make sure no Colonists were allowed to import or export any of their goods overseas and ordered the colonists to pay for the Tea they threw in the harbor and compensate the tea company (owned by England) for all lost revenue.

The second one revoked the charter that allowed Massachusetts to somewhat govern itself.  They were no longer allowed to elect any local officials, they would all be appointed by the King instead.  They weren't even allowed to hold any sort of regular town meeting anymore.

The third allowed British Officers to stand trial in England rather than America.  Basically a get out of jail free card for British troops and appointed officials to do whatever they wanted without having to worry about being judged in America.


thats where your first  story ended

This isn't my story, it's literally the history of America.

England passed these acts hoping to stop any future protests.  As you know, that plan backfired.  The Intolerable Acts are what ultimately unified the 13 Colonies and persuaded enough Colonists to turn on Britain and by Fall 1774 (the Tea Party was in December) each Colony sent delegates to Philly for the first Continental Congress where they agreed to stand together against England.  If England wouldn't repeal all coercive acts, then all 13 colonies would boycott all English goods in protest.  I think this is where the petition you mentioned was drawn up, they called it the Continental Association.

King George basically said 'oh hell no' and, because of the second intolerable act (see above), Massachusetts was the place he decided to hold his ground (the other colonies still had some degree of independence, but he had declared MA basically part of England.)  In Spring of 1775 that's where the first shots were fired and the war began.  Without the support of the other 12 colonies, there's little doubt Massachusetts would've had a chance, they probably wouldn't have bothered to fight and just given in.  But because the colonies were united and willing to fight for the same cause and each other, that's not what happened.

Unifying many voices as one is what makes protests effective.  They make others aware of an issue they may not have known about, and if enough people agree - no government has any choice but to listen.  The Boston Tea Party wasn't a huge protest, but it was a catalyst for the Revolutionary War, which was in itself - just one big protest.  A revolution that did not fail at realizing it's desired outcome.
12  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Sportsbet.io (Round #5) French Open Prediction Contest {Free Bets + Jerseys} on: June 09, 2021, 08:38:02 AM
a)  5  b)  2:24
a)  5  b)  2:31
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Joe Biden is President of the United States of America on: June 08, 2021, 09:41:42 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-07/harris-touts-urgency-of-aid-so-migrants-can-see-hope-at-home

Shhh! Kamala, you're not suppose to say this!

Flip flop on the border is funny but I can't say I'm surprised. Watching the radical left attack Kamala Harris over something so simple and common sense is also something I'm not surprised about. AOC had some words to say about this - https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1402041820096389124

Hmm, so to be clear -- it seems Harris now understands pandering to the far left is not the best strategy moving forward?

It's like she's just repeating what Biden said months ago, some nerve!
14  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The KRAKEN Rises !!! on: June 08, 2021, 06:18:34 PM
So...who's excited about Trump being reinstated as President in August?
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: FBI says it recovered $2 million in Bitcoin Ransomware payment... How? on: June 08, 2021, 01:51:14 AM
Talking about this with friends.  FBI doesn’t give any details, of course, but says they traced it to a Wallet and seized it.  How do you think they got it back?

Our theories are:

-Traced it to an exchange, Forced it to be turned over

It is also possible, the government is running a mixing service, and recovered the coin when the hacking group tried to launder the stolen coin via mixer.

The government specifically did not reveal how they recovered the coin. If they had not specifically kept this a secret, I would have speculated they seized the coin when they deposited it to an exchange.

I would find it fairly unlikely the government hacked the hackers, and very unlikely they were able to crack their private keys.

Seems plausible.  They would still need a seizure warrant, I assume, right?  I can't imagine the hackers would leave the money in an exchange, although it's possiblle it was part of their laundering plan.

I suppose it's also possible the FBI just seized some innocent guys money after the hackers exchanged it several times by now.


The seizure warrant was authorized earlier today by the Honorable Laurel Beeler, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of California.
...
As alleged in the supporting affidavit, by reviewing the Bitcoin public ledger, law enforcement was able to track multiple transfers of bitcoin and identify that approximately 63.7 bitcoins, representing the proceeds of the victim’s ransom payment, had been transferred to a specific address, for which the FBI has the “private key,” or the rough equivalent of a password needed to access assets accessible from the specific Bitcoin address. This bitcoin represents proceeds traceable to a computer intrusion and property involved in money laundering and may be seized pursuant to criminal and civil forfeiture statutes.

DOJ Statement: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-seizes-23-million-cryptocurrency-paid-ransomware-extortionists-darkside
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: why revolutions and movements fail at their desired outcome on: June 08, 2021, 12:54:58 AM
it is a lil funny how your version of events stopped at the tealeaf soaking and intolerable acts part... and you refrained from including any of the things about congress petitions to monarchy and other things.

To be clear, are you saying the petitions to the Monarchy were effective despite the Revolutionary War happening?


but hey if you think throwing 3 ships load of tea boxes into the sea was the only and sole cause of a civil war. maybe your missing a few pieces of critical info in the middle

I don't.  Of course I don't.  Please don't do that, lets have an honest conversation.


also funny how you feel the teaparty event of soaking tealeaves in the ocean caused positive change of laws.. whilst admitting that it was the opposite and ignored and caused a war instead.. which just sounds like flipfloping to me..

No, I'm not flip flopping.  I think protests are can be an effective way to make change, you don't.  Whether the change is positive or not, well, that's an entirely different argument.  I'm sure we could find a bunch of protests throughout history and agree that they had negative results and were a bad idea/negative for the world from the beginning.  I'm only arguing that civilian protests can be, and have been, an effective way to cause change and strongly against your view that they do nothing at all.

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so. REAL history is
citizens and Whigs threw boxes in the sea. britain sent more boxes and demanded more taxes..
^summary of where your post ends
then
13 colonies got together and formed the first session of congress and petitioned the monarchy
then parliament backtracked

No, Britian didn't just send more boxes and demand more taxes.  They passed the "The Boston Port Act" where they basically shut down Boston Harbor (That was a really big deal).  This is the actual text from the act.  It's not media, revisionist or sensationalized by anyone.  It's Englands literal response to the Boston Tea Party, 3 months after the incident  (remember people had to sail across the ocean back then), and six months before the first continental congress:



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The Boston Port Act

(March 31, 1774)

AN ACT to discontinue, in such manner, and for or such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the town, and within the harbour, of Boston, in the province of Massachuset's Bay, in North America.

WHEREAS dangerous commotions and insurrections have been fomented and raised in the town of Boston, in the province of Massachuset's Bay, in New England, by divers ill affected persons, to the subversion of his Majesty's government, and to the utter destruction of the publick peace, and good order of the said town; in which commotions and insurrections certain valuable cargoes of teas, being the property of the East India Company, and on board certain' vessels Iying within the bay or harbour of Boston, were seized and destroyed: And whereas, in the present condition of the said town and harbour, the commerce of his Majesty's subjects cannot be safely carried on there, nor the customs payable to his Majesty duly collected; and it is therefore expedient that the officers of his Majesty's customs should be forthwith removed from the said town: ... be it enacted ..., That from and after June 1, 1774, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons whatsoever to lade, put, or cause to procure to be laden or put, off or from any quay, wharf, or other place, within the said town of Boston, or in or upon any part of the shore of the bay, commonly called The Harbour of Boston, between a certain headland or point called Nahant Point, on the eastern side of the entrance into the said bay, and a certain other headland or point called Alderton Point, on the western side of the entrance into the said bay, or in or upon any island, creek, landing place, bank, or other place, within the said bay or headlands, into any ship, vessel, lighter, boat, or bottom, any goods, wares, or merchandise whatsoever, to be transported or carried into any other country, province, or place whatsoever, or into any other part of the said province of the Massachuset's Bay, in New England; or to take up, discharge, or lay on land, ... within the said town, or in or upon any of the places aforesaid, out of any boat, ... any goods, wares, or merchandise whatsoever, to be brought from any other country, province, or place, or any other part of the said province of the Massachuset's Bay in New England, upon pain of the forfeiture of the said goods, ... merchandise, and of the said boat, ... and of the guns, ammunition, tackle, furniture, and stores, in or belonging to the same: And if any such goods, ... shall, within the said town, or in any the places aforesaid, be laden or taken in from the shore into any barge, ... to be carried on board any ship or vessel outward bound to any other country or province, ... or to be laden into such barge, ... from or out of any ship or vessel coming in ... from any other country, such barge, ... shall be forfeited and lost....

 

X. Provided also, and it is hereby declared and enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed, to enable his Majesty to appoint such port, harbour, creeks, quays, wharfs, places, or officers, in the said town of Boston, or in the said bay or islands, until it shall sufficiently appear to his Majesty that full satisfaction hath been made by or on behalf of the inhabitants of the said town of Boston to the united company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for the damage sustained by the said company by the destruction of their goods sent to the said town of Boston, on board certain ships or vessels as aforesaid; and until it shall be certified to his Majesty, in council, by the governor, or lieutenant governor, of the said province, that reasonable satisfaction hath been made to the officers of his Majesty's revenue, and others, who suffered by the riots and insurrections above mentioned, in the months of November and December, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy three, and in the month of January, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.


17  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stake.com - Casino & Sports - UFC Official Betting Partner - Play Smarter 🥊 on: June 07, 2021, 10:07:42 PM
When did stake decide that now Platinum 2 also doesnt have a VIP host and no reload?

First they take it from plat 1 and now plat 2 as well? And nobody is getting informed?

Pretty sure they didn't take it away from anyone, they changed the requirement to get it.  If you already have a host and reloads though, you won't lose them.  
I think it just happened.

The problem is, I am platinum 1 and worked my ass off to get to plat 2 ( small % missing ) and now I see they changed it yet again without even notifying the players.

Now I missed out on getting a host/reloads for the 2nd time. Both times I thought I would get it until I saw they just changed it.

Yeah they definitely could've handled it better, like giving 3-6 months notice or something (or just hiring more vip hosts).  And they probably would've ended up getting more action if they did, not less.

But the way you phrased your post was as if they were taking perks away from players that had already earned them, which isn't the case.
18  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you think COVID19 is a scam? on: June 07, 2021, 09:05:35 PM
I think covid-19 is not a scam it is really a virus but the government and the people behind it politicize it, and they planned it, they manipulate the prices, from PPE, vaccine, facemask among others,   plus the fact that they continuously keep on telling people about the virus making people more afraid.


Of course it's not a scam. It's not a virus, either. Rather, let's say it as it is. It's murder... by certain people in Big Pharma, the medical, the government, and the media.

----

You are contradicting yourself. Its not a virus so how can that thing called COVID19 murder people?

Is it just a new element? is it a EM wave? or is it firearm weapon? kekw

Remember the movie "Conair," with Nicolas Cage? Remember John Malkovich in that movie? In the movie, Malkovich's character killed a bunch of people here and there. His character was called "Cyrus The Virus." Was his character a virus?

If Covid is called a virus, then it's a scam.
If Covid is called a scam, then it's the truth and not a scam.
If Covid is called a manipulation of the people by Government, the media, and the medical, then it's the truth and not a scam.

Covid being a scam depends on which thing you are calling Covid, and how you announce it to the people.

Cool

Yeah but covid-19 is actually a virus.  Well it's a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, which is a virus.  You know what I mean.
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: why revolutions and movements fail at their desired outcome on: June 07, 2021, 04:58:33 PM
the boston tea party events. were not where britain responded to the citizens of placard waving protests.. but instead the US government sending the british monarchy a petition (protest/resolution)

this is the legal method that got the British government to listen to the American government

What you're saying directly contradicts the consensus among historians.

There was no listening to the Colonists by the British.  Instead they passed a bunch of oppressive laws in hopes to force them into submitting known as The Intolerable Acts:

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The Intolerable Acts (passed/Royal assent March 31 – 22 June 1774) were punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. The laws were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British Government. In Great Britain, these laws were referred to as the Coercive Acts.

The acts took away self-governance and rights that Massachusetts had enjoyed since its founding, triggering outrage and indignation in the Thirteen Colonies. They were key developments in the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in April 1775.
20  Economy / Gambling / Re: Stake.com - Casino & Sports - UFC Official Betting Partner - Play Smarter 🥊 on: June 07, 2021, 02:01:11 PM
When did stake decide that now Platinum 2 also doesnt have a VIP host and no reload?

First they take it from plat 1 and now plat 2 as well? And nobody is getting informed?

Pretty sure they didn't take it away from anyone, they changed the requirement to get it.  If you already have a host and reloads though, you won't lose them. 
I think it just happened.
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