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Previous incarnations of Cleveland/P&C/D&D have had an image thread, to handle political cartoons and other image-based stuff that doesn't belong in the general post-a-picture threads.

If any of them spawn an extended discussion, please spawn it off into its own thread. Replies to non-picture replies should take the form of a link pointing to a post on a different discussion thread.

And I shouldn't have to say it, but the images still need to abide by the rules.

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Here's something Trump is promising that will be extremely easy to track if it happens. Also, is engraving names on a vertical stabilizer wise, from a structural integrity point of view?

Louisiana is not first.

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cp...

In 1980, in the case Stone v Graham, the US Supreme Court struck down a similar Kentucky law requiring that the document be displayed in elementary and high schools. This precedent has been cited by the groups contesting the Louisiana law.

And we all know the reason Louisiana is doing this now.

Stone v Graham was based on the precedent of Lemon v. Kurtzman, but this SCOTUS decided Lemon v. Kurtzman is no longer valid.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Also, is engraving names on a vertical stabilizer wise, from a structural integrity point of view?

I hope not.

Good use of this meme

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Chairman_Mao wrote:

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Here's something Trump is promising that will be extremely easy to track if it happens. Also, is engraving names on a vertical stabilizer wise, from a structural integrity point of view?

Several thoughts.

1: whatever intern wrote this doesn't know what engraving is. Or what airplanes are made of. Or perhaps even what an airplane is. The BEST people.

2: you engrave that dumbasses name in a 6 point font on the coffee maker in the galley of the airplane. Job done.

3: the chances of Trump having someone else's name PAINTED on the tail of his airplane are zero.

4: His VPs plane is NOT coming soon. It's the same old-ass modified 757 it's been for years.

I remember when I was young there were all sorts of ads in the back of comic books for junk. These Trump grifts remind me of that.

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JC wrote:

I remember when I was young there were all sorts of ads in the back of comic books for junk. These Trump grifts remind me of that.

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I had such big dreams. I was going to get the plans for both an ultralight and a carbon laser from ads in the back of Popular Mechanics and…

…well it was gonna be cool as hell shut up.

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Those digital stickers are useful in other ways.

Up here in Canada, at Canadian Tire, in the store, and are having trouble finding a specific product in the aisle, you can open the app (or use one of the store terminals), put in the product, push the "show me where it is" button, and a little green light flashes on the digital sticker in the aisle.

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The long term average unemployment rate of the US (1948 to 2024) is 5.7%. The last time we saw 4.0% was 2021, as the economy recovered from COVID; before that, it was 1999 at the end of the Internet boom.

mudbunny wrote:

Those digital stickers are useful in other ways.

Up here in Canada, at Canadian Tire, in the store, and are having trouble finding a specific product in the aisle, you can open the app (or use one of the store terminals), put in the product, push the "show me where it is" button, and a little green light flashes on the digital sticker in the aisle.

Best Buy has them also... in theory, and it's nifty for that, but really, all the stores are going to make a killing off of surge pricing.

So they're going to start including sales tax in the electronic price stickers, right? Right?

Jonman wrote:

So they're going to start including sales tax in the electronic price stickers, right? Right?

Hahahahaha

I will, no lie, just not patronize stores with surge pricing. And I think that they will soon be required to tell you if they are using it, and how much the premium or discount is.

This is the most anti-consumer thing I've heard about in quite a while. It's instant inflation - and in fact, tracking the CPI might become impossible...

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Could be used for sinister purposes but working for a large retail organization and having worked for/at large retail stores, I can tell you that making sure pricing tags are out on time and accurate is a lot of work. Also, incorrectly tagged merchandise can be expensive.

I would like a requirement that the last 2-3 days of prices be available at any time. That way consumer watchdog groups can try to check for price gouging.

Well after we are all screwed, a law will be introduced like gas stations where they can only change prices once per day.

D&D maybe? Well, it's political, so...

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BadKen wrote:

D&D maybe? Well, it's political, so...

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Forgot to change Rusdia to "East Ukraine."

Amazon already does this kind of "surge pricing" based on where you live and your purchase history. Try comparing your search results with same search in "In Cognito" mode sometime. It's f*cking evil and no one has stopped them.

Mixolyde wrote:

Amazon already does this kind of "surge pricing" based on where you live and your purchase history. Try comparing your search results with same search in "In Cognito" mode sometime. It's f*cking evil and no one has stopped them.

Airlines have done this pretty much forever.

Robear wrote:

I will, no lie, just not patronize stores with surge pricing. And I think that they will soon be required to tell you if they are using it, and how much the premium or discount is.

This is the most anti-consumer thing I've heard about in quite a while. It's instant inflation - and in fact, tracking the CPI might become impossible...

Someone mentioned that any place that requires you to use an app to get lower prices - McDonald’s, for example - has already implemented surge pricing. It’s just that they make you tap on your phone while driving in order to avoid it.

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farley3k wrote:

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They don't care. It's always been about control.

True for many but perhaps it will motivate those people who tend to sit out to vote. (hey a man can dream)

Seth wrote:

It’s just that they make you tap on your phone while driving in order to avoid it.

Forcing people to use an app to avoid price gouging is pretty vile. But ain’t nobody making you tap on your phone while driving except you.

BadKen wrote:
Seth wrote:

It’s just that they make you tap on your phone while driving in order to avoid it.

Forcing people to use an app to avoid price gouging is pretty vile. But ain’t nobody making you tap on your phone while driving except you.

I wonder how often the drive thru person at McDonald’s hears “no, because I’m driving” when they ask “Will you be using the McDonald’s app today?”

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