My garden update from today: I see a bell pepper! Two pepper plants survived the winter! by In-the-clouds in gardening

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My parents have a singular serrano plant left but it's a very productive plant, we have a hard time using up the harvests, and it's been alive at least three years now.

I have a serrano plant that's even older, but it's a tiny bonsai like plant. It's got 7 peppers and that's yuuuge for it.

And I'm trying to replace my Filipino pepper plant. That one must have been six years old before it died. That was sad, I loved that plant, but they live 3-9 years so I guess it was just its time. I don't know if this was normal but before it perished it did start putting out way more peppers than usual. A last gasp chance at propagating offspring perhaps.

So, they will eventually die, but you can definitely keep the same plants going for years.

I have read suggestions about pruning them way back before overwintering but I've never done it. And we don't exactly have proper winters.

Anyone else miss websites that went defunct? by gloomy_bear in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I miss the Dragon's Gate MUD. It had a webpage once 😂

Anyone else miss websites that went defunct? by gloomy_bear in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I remember playing door games on BBSs. Legend of the Red Dragon, etc.

I had a weird dream by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hey, welcome back!

I'm tired of saidit not listening to us by 211 in SaidIt

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Yabbit will return, it has been foreseen.

I had a weird dream by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What the everloving fuck kind of link is that?

Can you please join me in my effort to pray for u/211 by Titanic in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Behind a lot of evil in this world you will find Jews if you look. The stereotypes weren't pulled out of someone's ass. Greedy, bloody thirsty, dishonest, subversive, etc.

It doesn't mean the individuals are all bad but they suffer a racial/cultural handicap.

Can you please join me in my effort to pray for u/211 by Titanic in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He's one of the good ones.

I had a weird dream by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I need heart meds. I'd rather not see doctors either but it's kinda crazy my meds are no big deal as long as I keep taking them and have regular doctor's appointments but if it lapses it becomes a nightmare to get them prescribed again.

The toughest part of astronaut training is the claw trimming by Musky in cats

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Some protest by Musky in Boobs

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I had a weird dream by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe you are also looking for something you lost back then?

I did lose 8% of my portfolio in the last few days, maybe those represented the perfect investment titties of capitalism.

💰💰

u/LarrySwinger2 has a similar story about a group of people he lost touch with.

Which reminds me of this song.

Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of God
wandering wandering in hopeless night

Twitter having a normal one by NerveActive in TumblrInAction

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend, for now.

I had a weird dream by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's a common theme in my dreams. I believe it stems from moving around a lot as a kid. School was surreal. Different school districts teach different things at different times so my childhood was a blur of sitting around confused in the florescent hellscapes of classrooms not really knowing what's going on or what I should be doing.

Doctor's offices remind me of those classrooms.

I had a weird dream by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Could be, Gizmo is totally gay for me.

I saw damage on my prickly pear and assumed my cat had done it, but today I found the culprit by Musky in gardening

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They all come from the same plant. This is that original one now. Five nodes fell off the top. Of those one was non-viable and one became a snack for my niece's dog. So there's the original plant and three of its nodes still going as their own cacti.

The picture in this post is one of those node offspring.

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as Friday or Saturday ... A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made. [WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET] by neolib in WarWatch

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Biden's liberal base is largely pro-Palestinian. This is quite the tightrope between the US's masters and his supporters. There's been talk Biden has been trying to get Israel to slow its roll. He'd end up sacrificing the election in order to go to war on Israel's behalf.

The one bad thing if Trump wins is he's a yuuuge cuck for Israel.

Home Intruder, 39-year-old Derek Ephriam Condon of Blackfoot, Shot Dead after 85-Year-Old Mom Grabs .357 Magnum, Saves Disabled Son - Slay News by carn0ld03 in Death

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Damn, why's the white dude acting like a negro. Embarrassing.

I have a website if you want to join. by gloomy_bear in whatever

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'll check it out.

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as Friday or Saturday ... A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made. [WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET] by neolib in WarWatch

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You think this is fake? Iran looks weak if they let the attack on their embassy and people go unanswered, but they aren't looking to start a larger conflict apparently, and per the article it sounds like the US is greenlighting a minor largely symbolic attack.

Israel is preparing for a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel as soon as Friday or Saturday ... A person briefed by the Iranian leadership, however, said that while plans to attack are being discussed, no final decision has been made. [WSJ, April 11, 2024 7:47 pm ET] by neolib in WarWatch

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Israel would be entitled to a forceful response in the eyes of the administration.

At some point you just have to accept retaliation or endless escalation.

Sounds like the US admin is letting it be known that a symbolic attack would be understood and forgiven but it can't cost too dearly.

Wholesale inflation jumps to highest level since April 2023 by P-38lightning in news

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is saidit getting more popular? by 211 in AskSaidIt

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That's what I did before I started refreshing a different page. It saves a little time but yeah, CF is annoying as hell.

Anon Tried by noshore4me in fatpeoplehate

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At least it was from nurses.

NHS bosses ordered to reveal fate of 9,000 young transgender Tavistock patients by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sounds like the NHS is going to shit, and not just over this. I see on chronic pain twitter people are having a hell of a time getting appointments and if they do manage, it's with a nurse and not a doctor.

At least I don't have to hear about their wonderful "free" medicine anymore.

Why I gave up on trying to get a girlfriend by blackpilllife in AskSaidIt

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Good for you. You'll probably ironically end up with a girlfriend in no time now that you don't care.

Is saidit getting more popular? by 211 in AskSaidIt

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That's because the Cloudflare verification expired. Refresh a different saidit tab for verification and you can submit your reply without the 403.

One third of convicted sex offenders across England and Wales avoid prison. (The Guardian, 2021) by HibikiBlack in ConspiracyRecord

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Eh... they're including fucking teenagers and non-penetrative sexual assault, whatever that is. Frankly with the birth rates being what they are we should probably lower the age of consent and stop being so prudish.

Apparently, utilizing your vocabulary can now get you clocked as an AI by Twitter "experts" with a third grader's IQ by detty in whatever

[–]Musky 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Detty I wouldn't know you were a dirty slav unless you said something, your English is excellent.

The thing about 'delve' is that it can be used to clock chatGPT generated text because it's not a word used often otherwise. Although apparently Nigerians tend to use it too, and there's been a weird infestation of Nigerians on Twitter for some reason recently.

Are there any other *actual* intelligent people on Saidit? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The replies weren't negative when I saw it. It was regulars commenting. They just gave the thread no love.

Autism redpill: what is REALLY causing it? by Titanic in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Leaded gas is still used in small planes, but other heavy metals of concern we're seeing in baby food are arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. It's in baby food because it's in the water and soil.

Mexican TV shows Eclipse but accidentally cuts to a pair of balls by Musky in whatever

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😂😂😂

Are there any other *actual* intelligent people on Saidit? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Well sure everyone knows I'm a karma whore but I was thinking of this thread: https://saidit.net/s/AskSaidIt/comments/ciri/autism_redpill_what_is_really_causing_it/

Are there any other *actual* intelligent people on Saidit? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I just saw a post 7 people commented in and not a single one upvoted. I don't get that because if you don't upvote something it can be hard to see, and if you're bothering to contribute to a post why would you want your own contributions equally going unnoticed.

Is that retarded behavior?

Autism redpill: what is REALLY causing it? by Titanic in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

7 people commented on this and a not a single one upvoted it.

I personally think it's heavy metal contamination since the presence of heavy metals in the hair has a strong correlation to an autism diagnosis.

It's in the water, it's in the food, you can't really avoid it.

Should we legalize slavery? by 211 in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's still legal, but you can only enslave convicts.

The 13th Amendment, added in 1865, clearly states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States."

Taking a break. by Zapped in whatever

[–]Musky 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good luck, Zapped. Hope we see you again some sunny day.

Intelligence and kindness are the most valued traits in romantic partners, study finds by YoMamma in whatever

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It shows women say they want weak, submissive men. The author acknowledges women lie about this.

However, the study is not without its limitations. “An important caveat of this study is that it was based on people’s reported preferences, and what they say they like may not match exactly what they are actually looking for,” Takayanagi noted.

Have you ever had real balsamic vinegar? by Musky in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Let me know if you find something good.

Nigger customer shoots nigger employee at chipotle over guacamole by Oyveygoyim in whatever

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I feel like you perhaps underutilized the word nigger.

What are your views on onlyfans? by 211 in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Source?

More trail cam pics from a different spot. by Smalls in pics

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Or it's learning to walk on two legs. 🤔

If they ever revolt against humanity, it would cost us deerly.

What are your views on onlyfans? by 211 in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I am shocked people pay for it, but whatever.

Have you ever had real balsamic vinegar? by Musky in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I just checked the only balsamic thing I had, Ken's Steakhouse Balsamic Vinaigrette, and it's mostly vegetable oil.

One of these days I'm gonna pull the trigger on a tiny old bottle of balsamic vinegar that costs more than Scotch just to see if I've been missing out on the promised land.

The Surfrajettes - Surfer's Slide by Musky in musicbywomen

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😮

Silk Road Bitcoin Worth $2B Moved by U.S. Government by Drewski in cryptocurrency

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Blockchains are like the opposite of anonymous, there's a public record of every transaction, and you need KYC verification for fiat on and offramps.

I set up a trail camera next to the old horse pasture. by Smalls in pics

[–]Musky 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Neat! This might be easier for some of us to see, Imgur has become kind of a pain to use for me on mobile.

https://i.imgur.com/1KU3gyg.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/Wsu1Fby.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/aQ90A3b.jpeg

Australian School Issues Apology After Students Taught About Bestiality During “LGBTQIA+” Presentation by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The latter only covers Lions, Giraffes, Bears, Tiger, Quokka, Impala, and Aardvarks.

Australian School Issues Apology After Students Taught About Bestiality During “LGBTQIA+” Presentation by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]Musky 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm down with the gay rights movement so long as it's for ensuring that gay people don't need to deal with intrusions into their private life resulting in them losing their livelihoods and their ability to choose who they want to live with without government interference

That should be a human right.

There should be no special privileges or protected classes.

Everything is either a human right or it's nobody's right.

Is saidit just a place for a group of a few people to stand around and judge posts by others? I don't see much activity here, not to many posts and just a stale environment. by CivilWarrior in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Alas poor Saidit, never before has there been a tale of more woe, not even of that underage slut Juliet and her pedo boyfriend Romeo.

Any time this site starts to get popular things go tits up. Drama, bad luck, bad actors, and bad management have kept it down.

We have had as many as 76k regular users (when the Ice Poseidon 2 community was banned and migrated here) and as few as 20-30, several times now, that frankly I didn't think the site was going to bounce back from.

There's a couple things working against the site at the moment: we have no dev, we have hardly any administration (which is a mixed blessing), few mods, spammers, Edward (although he's apparently too busy with his schizo girlfriend Janice rn to try and sabotage the site), being blacklisted on Reddit (apparently mentioning us will catch people a ban), and that goddamned Cloudflare check.

Still, there's probably at least 100 regular users at the moment. It's not dead, but it is very... cozy. We were just pushing 200-250 before the overzealous Cloudflare protections went up again and that was just a few weeks ago iirc. We can't seem to break that, and I wouldn't be surprised if we are targeted when we hit that meager threshold.

Although it's nice to have an idea who you're talking to instead of randoms all the time, and to know the same users for years, it's not great for conversation. I could probably tell you exactly how most people here feel about any given subject. A lot of us agree with each other, but it's disagreement that sparks more lively discussion. And probably nobody is ever going to change anyone here's mind so if you're debating, you're doing it for fun.

Personally I love this place. I'll be here until I die or the lights shut off. I've had a lot of wonderful memories, conversations, and met a lot of great people here.

We used to have lively conversations in chat that almost never ended. Cheers to schizo Weegs, the raccoon loving Phooey, the Santa looking Canadian revolutionary Jason Carswell, sexpot Mel, the flamboyantly homosexual co-founder D3, confused trans furry Vulptex, former drug bon vivant Zom, Usher who told everyone she was a dude forever, the people I am forgetting, and the people still there.

We never truly appreciate something till it's gone.

But yeah if you just got banned from Reddit and want this place to be similar, it's not. Learn to ban evade. SaidIt might grow on you if you stick around. A handful of people can really drive this place forward when the will to do so exists . Who knows, maybe we still haven't seen peak Saidit.

Why are asian women so cute? by 211 in AskSaidIt

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You got that yellow fever.

Hozier - Too Sweet (Official Lyric Video) by Musky in music

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Hah, it's pretty new to everyone, song dropped two weeks ago.

Cancellation denied by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Chaya Raichik has gone off the rails, she's just a doped up angry jewess, the October 7th attack broke her mind. LibsofTikTok doesn't even have the same content anymore.

Bearded 6ft-tall trans athlete who knocked down rival during school basketball game 'was suspended from female rowing team for leering at topless girl in changing room' by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Dudes like tits, that's not perverted. It's letting the dudes have a free peep show in the girl's locker rooms that's perverted.

This is weird, black people talk about deworming themselves by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Those cats of mine were indoor cats too. I had no idea how they got them, the food is a possibility.

This is weird, black people talk about deworming themselves by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These are Nigerians where a lack of proper sanitation makes them more susceptible.

I took dewormer when my last pair of cats had persistent worms. I don't know if it was hypochonria or not, but worms crawling out of their butts freaked me the f out. The tests were always negative for parasites but I also recently found out the doctor wasn't using the proper protocol for testing.

This is weird, black people talk about deworming themselves by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's a little bit scammy but it's also a thread full of Nigerians who live without proper sanitation and getting worms is more common.

If you just fold some aluminum foil and put cloth in it you can make charcloth without a metal tin. by CivilWarrior in camping

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I keep some dryer lint in an empty paper towel tube in the camping tote, was thinking about making charcloth, doing the cotton ball in jelly thing, and getting a ferrorod just to round out my fire making options.

We have a "fire bag" we keep the flammables, alcohol stove, and fire making stuff except the lint which gets the tote to avoid moisture. Makes it handy to keep track of and keep it safe.

Although generally what I reach for in the fire bag to start fires is my propane torch. I started using it when were we camping in freezing weather. At first I was starting an alcohol fire to unfreeze my hands so I could make the big fire, but that's a lot of time being cold, so I started using the torch. It's just so convienient and fast.

This is weird, black people talk about deworming themselves by Musky in whatever

[–]Musky[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nigerians.

Gun for survival: Shotgun or Rifle by CivilWarrior in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Rifle, but why would I be patrolling the streets?

This is weird, black people talk about deworming themselves by Musky in whatever

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Got falsely acused of abuse by blackpilllife in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm a smoker and I've never experienced an animal having an issue from second hand smoke.

I don't know if this helps, but there's nothing particularly toxic about tobacco compared to a wood fire. If you wouldn't mind your dogs being around a campfire once in a while, it's a lot less exposure to have them around a smoker once in a while.

Although you also could try getting your mother a vape or nicotine gum or nicotine mints to tide her over when she's around your dogs.

One day she's going to die, should be nice to your mom and give her rides.

What's your opinion on eugenics? by detty in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're right, but does their intention really matter, any purposeful manipulation of breeding pairs is effectively a eugenics attempt. Every royal or elite family that ultimately only produces weak, sickly, or useless scions is effectively a failed eugenics attempt. The Habsburgs did a particularly bad job at it.

JK Rowling hate law posts not criminal, police say by xoenix in TumblrInAction

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Like the Patriot Act? That's still law. I would never bank on getting a shitty law repealed due to the will of the people.

I'm abrosexual - It took 30 me years to realise by hfxB0oyA in TumblrInAction

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Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.

Bit of a relief, I was worried she was fucking trees there for a second.

What do you think it means to be human? by LiveSavier in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You just check a box, that's about it.

Russia isn't invading or conquering Ukraine. Russia is devouring and absorbing Ukraine. by jerryk in WorldPolitics

[–]Musky 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What NATO still doesn't quite get, is that all they're doing by "helping" Ukraine, is hurting the Ukrainian people,

The US calls the shots, and I believe they know exactly what they're doing. It just isn't what they sold everyone on, which is fairly understandable as broadcasting your plans to your citizens broadcasts it to your enemies as well, and also because people are stupid and saying the war is for "democracy" is a good way to get public support.

Tying up Russia is important to keeping Chinese aggression in check, and I think it's fairly likely there's a backdoor deal to hand over Taiwan as soon as the US builds up our semiconductor industry. We saw Chinese saber rattling over Taiwan, and they quieted down when we devoted billions to domestic semiconductor manufacturing. That's obviously another thing that wouldn't be announced to the general public.

Now there's two hitches in that plan, One, do we really want to hand over Taiwan even if we do manage to build up similar chip making capacity domestically -- in case it needs saying, letting China have Taiwan before this happens is an existential threat to the US with only 2 solutions: bomb Taiwan's manufacturing sector ourselves, or start WW3, and that first option ain't great because China will still have an edge in that scenario.

Second hitch is that the US is likely never going to get domestic production up to what it needs to be fast enough to make China happy. Still, it buys us time to bullshit.

And it's important we don't strengthen China's position by allowing their biggest strategic ally to be unhampered by not having to kill hundreds of thousands of Ukranians.

We took an opportunity, a costly one, but I don't think it's a dumb decision at all. Lives may very well end up being saved in the long run.

Would China even had agreed to this hypothetical deal over Taiwan if their buddy Russia was available for a fight and they didn't have economic problems?

What's your opinion on eugenics? by detty in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They didn't realize their eugenics program was fundamentally flawed until it was too late. Their mistake is an obvious one to us now, but who's to say we won't unintentionally unleash another similarly ill fated experiment.

What's your opinion on eugenics? by detty in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

With LSD you could become the next Boris Gates.

What's your opinion on eugenics? by detty in AskSaidIt

[–]Musky 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How about the Habsburg as an example then, or anyone breeding for a royal blood line. We certainly know more know that we did, but there's still also plenty of chronic ailments for which there are no tests. Who's to say the offspring of any particular pairing wouldn't show defects until well into adulthood. You could be generations into a particular engineered bloodline before the problems were noticed.

The law of unintended consequences is going to bite is in the ass when we start seriously fooling around with DNA.