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Messages - Ratman_tf

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It's probably on the level of combat mecha, but I always wondered if it would be possible to build a real life airship in the fantasy style. Essentially a sailing vessel attached to a drigible.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 22, 2021, 05:08:50 PM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)
And the squirming continues!

You really should just let it drop, but don't take my advice...

Advice from a troll? I think not.


Yes, by all means pity those that actually read and understood the sources you provided...when you obviously failed at one or both of those things.

The failure is all yours. I acknowledged the error when it was pointed out, and dropped the idea when the accurate budget was posted.

You, on the other hand, leapt to personal insults and clung to the original error, even to the point of trying to invent opinions that I never stated, in some sad attempt to bolster your trolling attempt. You have been intentionally disingenuous and it illustrates that you aren't participating in the discussion in good faith.

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Nice meme though; I do enjoy Toy Story, so thank you for that.

You're welcome.

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Frankly, Disney seems to be going out of their way to piss off anyone who's to the political right of Mao.

The worst you can say about Carano's tweet was that it was hyperbolic. It was hardly offensive. But the woketards have been after her ever since she refused to play the pronoun game.

I don't follow Carano's tweets and have no opinion on her as a person. About Disney as a whole -- I agree that Disney has been leaning more to the left recently, but I don't believe in the slightest that it's genuine caring about the principle. Disney is a huge, long-standing corporation, and has proven to be a well-oiled machine to profit by manipulation. Somewhere in the company, it was determined that there was more profit in firing her than in keeping her.

In general, I find it dumb how people much attention people put into what celebrity actors say off the set. But, given that the public does pay attention and an actor's tweets can affect ticket sales, then the corporation is going to hire or fire based in part on Internet reputation.

Just for my own reference, I looked up what she said.

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Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children.

Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views?

Regardless of whether it's offensive,

The point is the "offensiveness" was the justification for her firing. This is not a small detail.

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this is simply wrong. The Nazi government didn't create anti-semitism in Germany. It used the existing anti-semitism as an excuse to justify taking power.

She didn't say the Nazi government created anti-semitism. The Nazis used an enourmous propoganda program to convince people that Jews were an existential threat. They convinced people that anti-semitism was justified.

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/nazi-propaganda

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I also think it's stupid to use the horrendous actions of the Nazi political party to say that one shouldn't hate people for their political views.

I think it's hypocritical that Pedro Pascal used Holocaust imagery, that remains on twitter, and Disney has yet to comment.

https://twitter.com/PedroPascal1/status/1009572721548595201

(the bonus stupidity is that the second picture is of Palestinian children, not America at all.)

But I don't agree that it's stupid. Everyone is capable of horrendous actions in reaction to a threat narrative. Putting Nazi germany and the Holocaust up on a historical pedestal prevents us from learning from it.




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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:35:45 PM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)
And the squirming continues!

You really should just let it drop, but don't take my advice...

Advice from a troll? I think not.


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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:55:03 PM »
And I assure, you any "squirming" was only a product of Happydaze's fevered imaginations. ;)

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:41:52 PM »

Point out any mistakes I made besides getting the total city budget confused with the budget for the homeless programs. I was asking honest questions, and you got butthurt and lashed out like a child. We already knew you were a troll and an asshole, no better than the people you complain about. This is just more evidence towards that.
I don't even care about your opinions anymore. I just like to watch you dig your hole deeper.
HappyDaze's first reply to you pointed out a lot of things that were included in that xB$ total that didn't belong, in another post specifically told you where to look for the real number, and then in a later post provided the actual numbers. HD does troll, but not in this case. It wasn't particularly polite, but neither is your post.

Happydaze has a history of self-admitted trolling, and I escalated only after he did. (He started it! ;) ) I have no regrets about how I replied to him.
I wouldn't ask you to regret how you replied (I enjoyed watching you squirm), but your "exploration" was laughably half-assed, and that is what you should regret about this.

I don't. I'd rather ask questions and get productive answers than be a spiteful little goblin man snapping at people on a message board for whatever the fuck hoarded up slights you've got floating around in your dome.

If anything, I feel a bit bad that I let you drag another thread into being about you and your trolling. But only a bit.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:04:50 PM »

Point out any mistakes I made besides getting the total city budget confused with the budget for the homeless programs. I was asking honest questions, and you got butthurt and lashed out like a child. We already knew you were a troll and an asshole, no better than the people you complain about. This is just more evidence towards that.
I don't even care about your opinions anymore. I just like to watch you dig your hole deeper.
HappyDaze's first reply to you pointed out a lot of things that were included in that xB$ total that didn't belong, in another post specifically told you where to look for the real number, and then in a later post provided the actual numbers. HD does troll, but not in this case. It wasn't particularly polite, but neither is your post.

Happydaze has a history of self-admitted trolling, and I escalated only after he did. (He started it! ;) ) I have no regrets about how I replied to him.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 04:03:26 PM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

Wow. You didn't even let me reply before assigning an idea to me that I didn't even say. It's like you're arguing in bad faith to try and get at people instead of trying to discuss an issue. Good job, dickhead. Why didn't you point this out in your first reply? Is it possible you didn't realize it as well?

For everyone else, I stand corrected. I'll happily admit an error as long as it's being pointed out in good faith.
I told you where to look for the real numbers in my first reply to you. You just doubled down with your bullshit reading and "math" with made up numbers. You're also the one that tried to play the "do you hate the homeless" shit, so don't try to play the victim now motherfucker. Just eat your shame and let it go, because you shit the bed on this one.

Sweetheart, you're the one with a chip on your shoulder and have admitted you're here to troll people, and came at me with your bitterness in your first reply, so don't get comfortable on your high horse.

I asked a question, and even asked if I was getting it right, in the very first post. I don't pretend to know everything and ask when I'm not sure. Thankfully, other posters picked up your slack and actually posted accurate numbers instead of a vague, "Go read this 800 page budget".
I posted accurate numbers before they jumped in, but you're the dumbfucker that tried to work a math problem with numbers you didn't even understand.

As for trolling, it's not really trolling when I'm on-topic and providing accurate commentary even if I revel in pointing out your fuck up along the way. But if it makes your butthurt more bearable for you, go ahead and deluxe yourself firther.

Point out any mistakes I made besides getting the total city budget confused with the budget for the homeless programs. I was asking honest questions, and you got butthurt and lashed out like a child. We already knew you were a troll and an asshole, no better than the people you complain about. This is just more evidence towards that.
I don't even care about your opinions anymore. I just like to watch you dig your hole deeper.

To be fair $100M is quite a difference from $6.5B.  it sets your argument off as something not well researched when you start out an order of magnitude off on numbers and confuse a whole city budget with a department sub budget.

That I will admit.
In my defense I was curious as to how much money was spent on the homeless in Seattle, and this was my first foray into tat specific topic. I am not a city planner, nor an expert on homelessness spending. That's why I made the post in the first place. It was more an exploration than an argument.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 21, 2021, 03:37:20 AM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

Wow. You didn't even let me reply before assigning an idea to me that I didn't even say. It's like you're arguing in bad faith to try and get at people instead of trying to discuss an issue. Good job, dickhead. Why didn't you point this out in your first reply? Is it possible you didn't realize it as well?

For everyone else, I stand corrected. I'll happily admit an error as long as it's being pointed out in good faith.
I told you where to look for the real numbers in my first reply to you. You just doubled down with your bullshit reading and "math" with made up numbers. You're also the one that tried to play the "do you hate the homeless" shit, so don't try to play the victim now motherfucker. Just eat your shame and let it go, because you shit the bed on this one.

Sweetheart, you're the one with a chip on your shoulder and have admitted you're here to troll people, and came at me with your bitterness in your first reply, so don't get comfortable on your high horse.

I asked a question, and even asked if I was getting it right, in the very first post. I don't pretend to know everything and ask when I'm not sure. Thankfully, other posters picked up your slack and actually posted accurate numbers instead of a vague, "Go read this 800 page budget".
I posted accurate numbers before they jumped in, but you're the dumbfucker that tried to work a math problem with numbers you didn't even understand.

As for trolling, it's not really trolling when I'm on-topic and providing accurate commentary even if I revel in pointing out your fuck up along the way. But if it makes your butthurt more bearable for you, go ahead and deluxe yourself firther.

Point out any mistakes I made besides getting the total city budget confused with the budget for the homeless programs. I was asking honest questions, and you got butthurt and lashed out like a child. We already knew you were a troll and an asshole, no better than the people you complain about. This is just more evidence towards that.
I don't even care about your opinions anymore. I just like to watch you dig your hole deeper. 

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 09:37:04 PM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

Wow. You didn't even let me reply before assigning an idea to me that I didn't even say. It's like you're arguing in bad faith to try and get at people instead of trying to discuss an issue. Good job, dickhead. Why didn't you point this out in your first reply? Is it possible you didn't realize it as well?

For everyone else, I stand corrected. I'll happily admit an error as long as it's being pointed out in good faith.
I told you where to look for the real numbers in my first reply to you. You just doubled down with your bullshit reading and "math" with made up numbers. You're also the one that tried to play the "do you hate the homeless" shit, so don't try to play the victim now motherfucker. Just eat your shame and let it go, because you shit the bed on this one.

Sweetheart, you're the one with a chip on your shoulder and have admitted you're here to troll people, and came at me with your bitterness in your first reply, so don't get comfortable on your high horse.

I asked a question, and even asked if I was getting it right, in the very first post. I don't pretend to know everything and ask when I'm not sure. Thankfully, other posters picked up your slack and actually posted accurate numbers instead of a vague, "Go read this 800 page budget".

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:03:59 PM »
Actually, the Seattle 2020 budget was $100M for homeless services out of a $6.5B total budget.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/
"This is the first time Seattle’s budget has cracked the $6 billion mark, and the first time it’s ever included more than $100 million for homeless services."

$100M/11751 homeless persons = $8510/homeless person
Ratman_tf prefers to stick with alternative facts for his proofs.

Wow. You didn't even let me reply before assigning an idea to me that I didn't even say. It's like you're arguing in bad faith to try and get at people instead of trying to discuss an issue. Good job, dickhead. Why didn't you point this out in your first reply? Is it possible you didn't realize it as well?

For everyone else, I stand corrected. I'll happily admit an error as long as it's being pointed out in good faith.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:55:18 PM »
Let's do some napkin math.

Here in Seattle, there are an estimated 11,751 homeless people.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/July/01-homeless-count.aspx#:~:text=King%20County%20Executive%20Dow%20Constantine%20and%20Seattle%20Mayor%20Jenny%20Durkan,11%2C751%20people%20experiencing%20homelessness%20countywide.

The 2020 budget for the homeless issue was 6.5 Billion dollars.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/?

I don't know administration costs, so let's say 20%.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/percentage-budget-should-administration-10342.html

That leaves 5.2 Billion dollars.

5.2 Billion divided by 11,751 homeless people = 442,000. (I'm going to start rounding off)

442,000 dollars per person per year divided by 12 = 36,000 per person per month.

Average rent for a one person apartment in Seattle is 1,933 per month.

https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/wa/seattle/

That leaves 34,000 per person per month for addiction treatment, clothes, food, toys for kids, health care maybe some entertainment money...
Am I missing something?
Your own article indicates that sum of money covers a great deal beyond the homeless, like childcare, policing, and low-income housing (not the same as the homeless) among other issues. That makes your math fairly pointless from the start.

Fairly pointless? We've got 34,000 per person per month for exactly that, as I pointed out. Policing isn't a factor because Seattle is "defunding the police", including the Navigation Team.

https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/seattle-to-suspend-homeless-encampment-sweep-team-15612785.php

So, again, what am I missing? Where is all the money going? Why is 6.5 Billion dollars not making a dent in the homeless population?

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/07/02/new-report-shows-homeless-population-was.html#:~:text=Just%20over%2011%2C750%20people%20were,used%20to%20make%20funding%20decisions.
Look at the budget itself for real numbers. It's 800+ pages, but it'll give a more accurate place to start a discussion that what you've pulled out of your ass.

Why so angry? Are you mad at the idea of helping the homeless?

I've shown how housing every homeless person in Seattle is easily within the budget. It's not even half the money. If we're going to do it, let's fucking do it. Get them all an apartment, health care, counciling, etc.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:28:37 PM »
Let's do some napkin math.

Here in Seattle, there are an estimated 11,751 homeless people.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/July/01-homeless-count.aspx#:~:text=King%20County%20Executive%20Dow%20Constantine%20and%20Seattle%20Mayor%20Jenny%20Durkan,11%2C751%20people%20experiencing%20homelessness%20countywide.

The 2020 budget for the homeless issue was 6.5 Billion dollars.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/?

I don't know administration costs, so let's say 20%.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/percentage-budget-should-administration-10342.html

That leaves 5.2 Billion dollars.

5.2 Billion divided by 11,751 homeless people = 442,000. (I'm going to start rounding off)

442,000 dollars per person per year divided by 12 = 36,000 per person per month.

Average rent for a one person apartment in Seattle is 1,933 per month.

https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/wa/seattle/

That leaves 34,000 per person per month for addiction treatment, clothes, food, toys for kids, health care maybe some entertainment money...
Am I missing something?
Your own article indicates that sum of money covers a great deal beyond the homeless, like childcare, policing, and low-income housing (not the same as the homeless) among other issues. That makes your math fairly pointless from the start.

Fairly pointless? We've got 34,000 per person per month for exactly that, as I pointed out. Policing isn't a factor because Seattle is "defunding the police", including the Navigation Team.

https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/seattle-to-suspend-homeless-encampment-sweep-team-15612785.php

So, again, what am I missing? Where is all the money going? Why is 6.5 Billion dollars not making a dent in the homeless population?

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2020/07/02/new-report-shows-homeless-population-was.html#:~:text=Just%20over%2011%2C750%20people%20were,used%20to%20make%20funding%20decisions.

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The RPGPundit's Own Forum / Re: What's to be done about homelessness?
« on: February 20, 2021, 02:16:58 PM »
Let's do some napkin math.

Here in Seattle, there are an estimated 11,751 homeless people.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/July/01-homeless-count.aspx#:~:text=King%20County%20Executive%20Dow%20Constantine%20and%20Seattle%20Mayor%20Jenny%20Durkan,11%2C751%20people%20experiencing%20homelessness%20countywide.

The 2020 budget for the homeless issue was 6.5 Billion dollars.

https://mynorthwest.com/1615977/seattle-city-council-budget-2020/?

I don't know administration costs, so let's say 20%.

https://smallbusiness.chron.com/percentage-budget-should-administration-10342.html

That leaves 5.2 Billion dollars.

5.2 Billion divided by 11,751 homeless people = 442,000. (I'm going to start rounding off)

442,000 dollars per person per year divided by 12 = 36,000 per person per month.

Average rent for a one person apartment in Seattle is 1,933 per month.

https://www.rentcafe.com/average-rent-market-trends/us/wa/seattle/

That leaves 34,000 per person per month for addiction treatment, clothes, food, toys for kids, health care maybe some entertainment money...
Am I missing something?


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