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Rich T Bikkies

Member Since 16 January 2012 - 12:49 PM
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2019 03:09 PM
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In Topic: Drug Price Goes from $13.50 to $750 Per Tablet In One Day

19 July 2019 - 05:05 AM

View PostLFC, on 18 July 2019 - 11:28 AM, said:


Reminds me a bit of Al Capone: they could only get him for tax crime, not for mobbery with violence.

Some bloke once asked his accuser: "What you're accusing me of: is it a crime, a sin, or conduct unbecoming a gentleman?" What Shkreli did to the drug price is both a sin and conduct unbecoming a gentleman. But not a crime! And we can only nab people for crimes, so the tax thing will have to do.

In Topic: Random Posts

19 July 2019 - 04:48 AM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 18 July 2019 - 09:40 AM, said:

That would have been hard to avoid in Phoenix, where half of the neighborhood had roofs by Solar CIty.

Well, apparently I should steer clear of Phoenix, then? But I'd already been put off the place by certain other issues: for example, there must be something wrong with anywhere that could first spawn then cherish Sheriff Joe Arpaio..

To get back on-thread, I do detect on this board an occasional tendresse towards Elon Musk. George? I can't locate your post but do I vaguely remember something recent Musk has done that impressed you?

In general my beef against big business funding anything for us is that we don't just get the big business's money, we get the big businessman, and sooner or later we discover that it wasn't "for us" that he was funding it.

Go on, call me a socialist! I'll cope with it somehow.

In Topic: Random Posts

18 July 2019 - 06:45 AM

I don't want Elon Musk, even at one of two degrees of separation, mucking about with anything that will affect my life or anybody else's. Or any other billionaire doing likewise. I assume that it goes without saying that on this board I don't need to explain why.

In Topic: The All Things Global Warming / Climate Change / Climate Disruption Thread

17 July 2019 - 03:24 AM

View Postgolden_valley, on 16 July 2019 - 02:53 PM, said:


The title suggests it should be in the "Trump Phenomenon" thread.

In Topic: The Bird Thread (was One for LFC)

16 July 2019 - 04:38 AM

View PostAnBr, on 15 July 2019 - 11:39 PM, said:


It's tweeting with an American accent! Practically talking! And what a beautiful warble!