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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:42 PM
Originally Posted by CharmingSophisticate
Originally Posted by mundus
Crickets, not a surprise. Just can't face up to what an amoral scumbag you elected and defend?

The Derangement is strong in this one.

So you like having a picture of the worlds worst dictator in the Whitehouse?
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by afoaf
Originally Posted by ifallalot
Originally Posted by Duffy
Yup. We should pull out of iraq and Afghanistan (never should have went to either).

100%

Yet there are people who think our military should be used in every minor conflict worldwide



I like humanitarian missions more than corporatist endeavors.

I thought that was why the UN was invented.
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Surfer Classifieds
07/17/19 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by EntropyFletch
Futures:
-Akila Aipa twin fin set: used once like new (two-tone blue), $85 new...$70
-AU fins thruster set: used several times like new (black)...$50

FCS Original:
-GMB-5 Mayhem 5-fin set honeycomb core (Clear/lime green), 1 of the 5 fins has some chipping on the leading edge...SOLD
-FK-2 keel fin set honeycomb core (orange), brand new...$70
-AM-2 honeycomb core, (orange) like new, no size listed on fins but I have always used size M...$70
-H-3 Nexus 5-fin set carbon fiber (black)...good condition, Size Medium...$70

Single-fins, fin box:
-Fins Unlimited 6.5" cutaway center fin (red), good condition...$30-reduced to $25
-Fins Unlimited 7" cutaway center fin (black), good condition...$30-reduced to $25
-Fins Unlimited Toby Hawk (Rich Pavel designed) hatchet fin. Pretty rare as far as I know. Good nose riding fin. Good condition...$70-reduced to $50

Lok Box:
-Rainbow Fin Co. quad set (R5 4.5" and R8 4.25", clear blue fiberglass)...$50

Loading photos in a PITA here, so if you want photos PM me your cell and I'll text you some. Deals for multiple purchases.



I cant edit the original post for some reason, so here are some updates...
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:38 PM
Originally Posted by Surfdog
Originally Posted by Kento
Originally Posted by GromsDad
So you guys are dishonest or can't read the dates at the bottom of the graph? Which is it?


Obama took office in 2009 and left in 2017.

Should we also make a graph depicting the relative size of Swedes and their respective intelligence?


The hard work of repairing the RE bubble burst and banking crash related to it, was already under way before Obama set foot in office Jan 2009. Recession "officially" ended only a few months later (June 2009) due to WHAT Obama economic policies again? (oh yeah, "cash for clunkers" was a big boost rolleyes )

Problem was, if felt like the recession never ended for years after June 2009. As mentioned above, weakest GDP growth in modern history continued on his entire presidency.

Stock market was WAY oversold, and basically had no where to go but up from March 2009 depths (once bad banks were all redistributed and resold).

Obama just didn't fook up what was already in place to mend the economy he inherited. Adding Obamacare to the mix, though, resulted in economic stagnation the last 2-3 years of his term.

Pretty hard to vastly improve an economy that was already supposedly "mended", especially after all the 2016 post-election MSM predictions of huge market crashes and economic doom. But we're now seeing better overall economic conditions than most any time in decades. How long it lasts? Who knows?



And yet, with all that, optimism steadily increased throughout his term. As far as 2016, with all the election BS that year (more so than normal), of course optimism went into the tank. Knowing that Trump would ignore/fook over Americans in the pursuit of more corporate profits of course increased big business optimism following his election.

Are you really sure about better overall economic conditions? For the ultra-rich (they can now afford 40 of Epstein's chattel a night instead of 20) or for normal Americans?
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:36 PM
Trump’s election was a rebuke of PC culture and the never ending broken promises of the Republican Party.

Trump’s election was a message to the keepers of the status quo and that message was “fuckk you!”
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:34 PM
U GOT HARD GOTCHAD
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:29 PM
I'm bummed Pocahontas is not in the top 3 in California.

I think I like her the most from a policy and track record perspective.

I'm not down with Biden or Harris.

Bernie is a bust.
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:26 PM
Originally Posted by ifallalot
Originally Posted by afoaf
Originally Posted by GromsDad
There is real life and then there is this thing that is the erBB forum. This place is a joke. Don't take it seriously or personal. I sure don't.


How do you think the Elian Gonzales thing should have been handled?

it's a tricky situation.

Refresh my memory on it again? Did his dad take him illegally here and his mom was waiting for him in Cuba?


his mom drowned while trying to get him here.

he was placed with family in Florida.

his dad (still in Cuba) wanted him back home...but the relatives would not
hand him over.

Janet Reno was forced to escalate.

...I think....
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:25 PM
Originally Posted by BillyOcean
Originally Posted by mundus
Originally Posted by BillyOcean
Originally Posted by Surfdog
Ya, I know the HB-1 visa has depressed wages in some tech sectors. Usually code writers and other tedious tech tasks. A bachelor or masters degree is needed to even apply for it. But those are limited also. Illegal immigration has no limits on head counts allowed (obviously).

It's why illegal immigrants are now moving into low skilled areas all over the country, instead of just the usual border states. These companies need to be held accountable, and should be targeted for it.

We need e-verify more than ever, and strictly enforced.


Yes

Notice how no democrat plan ever has any enforcement mechanism

They don’t want to make employer verify legal status and they don’t want to deport people who are found to be here illegally

Cries of racism are a shield to disguise providing quasi slave labor to their masters

Lol, remember your cult leader has been hiring illegals his entire career.


No one is endorsing that assuming it is factual

Notice that you can’t address the substance of what I wrote

Dude, it is absolute fact, not that matters to Trumptards "everything is ok when Trump does it".
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Surfer Discussion
07/17/19 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by 000
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Many private spots in Malibu to surf or hop a plane elsewhere such as my favorite North Shore Oahu surf spot, Sunset beach & really test my surfing abilities as pictured in this post. One of the reasons I love the movie “Point Break” is that I surfed, trained martial arts & partied hard with my friends who resemble various characters in the movie such as ‘Bodie” minus his breaking the law & robbing banks as he did in the film. We lived a true surfers lifestyle with passion, paddling out into the surf line every chance we got whether it was a 6:00 am morning go out, daytime or night surf session, we were always ready to gear up & charge the waves & play in “Poseidon’s Playground”. 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Part of the Trancas crew. I met Bruce, the Ryan brothers, Chad McQ and others through my GF at the time Mia Kovacs (this was HS days)
Her mom Edie and step dad Pete had a place on Broadbeach (which isn't so broad anymore) Lot of great time spent hangn' out there.
Bruce, you still selling toner from the boiler room? LOL!
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:23 PM
maybe type those posts out and then just close the window instead of hitting the button...?

your schtick is tired and neither humorous or thought provoking.
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:20 PM
Originally Posted by Mr Doof
Originally Posted by Autoprax
Who cares if it's a good movie?

Creating a plot whose resolution is surprising and inevitable requires the rare poet.


A fair point few appear to appreciate.

On a slightly different bent, remember the whole AIDs thing in the 80s and there was a new James Bond move full of him bedding gals left and right and someone asked if that was appropriate in this day and age of a primarily transmitted death dealing STD?

So they changed things a little and critics decried this attack on movie spy tradition, and well, time moved on and no one really remembers (or cares to remember), and the Bond movies were more or less were lame until Daniel Craig made it exciting for at least one movie.

So in a sense, good to see people getting worked up over what will in time mean little, and I do think the character introducing herself as 'Jane, Jane Bond' would be a fine wink and a nod to the character line.



True and the Bond franchise experienced the same kind of backlash when A View to a Kill because Duran Duran did the theme song, marketing it to Gen X (the millenials of yesteryear).

Meanwhile, we have more crossover movie franchises:

The Helped
First Husbands Club
Schwing it On
Mean Girlymen
Charlene's Angels
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:16 PM
Originally Posted by Oakleys_N_Zinka
Originally Posted by FecalFace
Originally Posted by GDaddy
LOL

Better dead than red.



Haven't figured out what communism is yet dumbass?

What's it like to be stuck in 1960?

[Linked Image]



Uh, since everyone has it wrong please tell us what it is.


Oh sure.

There's a Greg Griffin joke in here somewhere...
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:06 PM
I hate China.

we are also castrating Huawei and their spytech infested network hardware.

this thread is so weird
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POLITICS
07/17/19 06:02 PM
A lot of our political discourse now follows a pattern of not admitting you were wrong and doubling down and digging your heels in, and thus polarizing everything more.

If people admitted they were wrong and tried to learn a couple things and change a little bit more, politics wouldn't be as bad as it is today.

Example: In another thread, "Let's play a game: Debate truthfully", I started the thread with a mischaracterization! I got called out on it, and it made me realize how easy it was to type on an online forum and say misleading things. I reworded by question and I think I got a lot of better responses because of it.

A couple years ago, I remember my girlfriend said that I said something sexist. I mentioned I heard on the radio program and they were discussing about how this woman was naming her kids different variations of her own name. Instead of instantly defending myself and saying I'm not sexist, I asked her what she meant, and she said the whole idea is sexist, because men have been naming their son's their own name for thousands of years (ie. George, George II, George III) and no one batted an eye, but when a woman starts doing it, it gets talked about on the radio. This made me realize, yes the topic was sexist.

So maybe if you're getting called racist, don't get mad and get angry. Take a step back and see what you did wrong and try to learn or discuss the issue. And maybe, don't call someone a racist because they did/say something racist on accident. America, already has a history of racism, and it is built into our society, and will take many many years of active conscious decisions and actions to change.







...but if you keep doing racist things, and shout that you're not racist, but then keep doing more racist things..... maybe you're just a racist?
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Surfer Discussion
07/17/19 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by SrPato
WTF??? Did someone throw a javelin through this guy???


Board broken on velo and stab him through lung.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/13/italian-cyclist-intensive-care-impaled-giant-splinter-race-10269356/

It's ok they repair now. foreheadslap

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POLITICS
07/17/19 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Phi1
Originally Posted by Surfdog
Originally Posted by rice
Originally Posted by Surfdog


Roadblocks have been gone for decades now.

Tell me where they're still up?


You have to be kidding.


Humor me. Give me an existing example.

Oh wait. Bad cops.


Google "ethnic names and job interviews".


In some places, with existing minority rules/quotas, that's a plus if they need to meet them.

If so, maybe that's why I didn't get hired a couple times? bawling racist bastards cussing

There's actually small business incentives and perks from the government to claim minority status when incorporating.

I should know, I recently applied as a approved vendor for a company that does a lot military (government) contracts, and the minority inclusions for acceptance are off the charts, if you want to take advantage of them. I didn't, and still was approved.
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Surfer Classifieds
07/17/19 05:43 PM
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Design Forum
07/17/19 05:42 PM
Originally Posted by sd_101
Hammon has been around for a while and came up with a number of their (successful) creations. Why is it bad he shapes under R(dot)?

I’m failing to understand where your complaint is coming in.

Maybe you didn’t “talk to your shaper”?

Rusty has a fantastic IG, too.




I think it was him that shaped a twin keel fish they had on display at boardroom a few years back that was one of the best looking boards I've ever seen.
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Design Forum
07/17/19 05:38 PM
kinda hacked today and not producing on my go to bar. moved down at the end and got 4 good ones in 15 minutes. Slopey walls to powerful inside dredgers. Fun on the gx. felt nice to be on a shortbert.
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Surfer Classifieds
07/17/19 05:27 PM
Hi anyone interested in trading me a set of fcs quad rears for my future quad rears? PM me I have to check but I think there the QD2 4.0 ones in honeycomb
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Surfer Classifieds
07/17/19 05:24 PM
Anyone interested in this board? Thinking of selling. Love it but haven't been surfing it (or surfing much) lately and this thing deserves better than that and better than Newport slop.
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Surfer Discussion
07/17/19 05:23 PM
Originally Posted by GeoPac
Will Kelly ever accept the fact that those boards look pathetic under his feet? You might think they work alright at gutless Lemoore, but at fast high performance roping Jeffreys? C'mon man. Jeez that was hard to watch!


he change it back to epoxy again? and he was doing really good on those regular boards at Bells & Bali. exactly why he didn't win #12 by now

edit: did just watch the heat analyzer and Italo was over scored by a point or more on each wave. 7.33 for that?
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Surfer Discussion
07/17/19 04:53 PM
I do like beefs tv, I think I should rep Kalini and get him a large deal at Quik or Billa
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Surfer Discussion
07/17/19 04:53 PM
I hate that 'influencers' is even its own conceptual thing. I understand how one could be mildly annoyed, I also understand how great from unplugging from all that bullshit is.

I used to read surf mags whilst taking my morning shit, now I look at instagram. It's great if you have to shit somewhere where you don't have reading material. As one mentioned, best practices involve not looking at shit that aggravates you.

All that being said, "Culture is your operating system." Ours is wrought with glitches.
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