Now We Have A Silicon Shortage – Another Economic Debacle Brought To Us By Principled Free Traders™

Here we go again, with yet another global supply chain crisis, blindsiding those brilliant Principled Free Traders™ who never once considered that outsourcing every possible manufacturing job and mining operation could ever lead to empty shelves or lost economic activity.

This time it’s silicon, that amazingly abundant element that is at the heart of modern technology. There’s a shortage of it. And you’ll never believe this, China is overwhelmingly the world’s largest producer, at around 67% of global silicon production. The 5.4 million metric tons it produced in 2020 was more than 18 times as much silicon as the United States produced, which – shocker – has been dramatically reducing the amount of silicon it produces. But of course. Why produce critical materials in the USA if you can outsource them to communist China?

Russia is the second largest silicon producer. So, under the leadership of our best and brightest people, the western world is now relying on China and Russia for about 75% of global silicon production. Great job, smart people!

So just what is going on? Silicon’s 300% Surge Throws Another Price Shock at the World

The shortage in silicon metal, sparked by a production cut in China, has sent prices up 300% in less than two months. It’s the latest in a litany of disruptions, from snarled supply chains to a power crunch, that are creating a destructive mix for companies and consumers. The slashing of output in China, far and away the world’s biggest silicon producer, is the result of efforts to reduce power consumption.

And just what is silicon needed for? Just about everything.

It’s used in everything from computer chips and concrete, to glass and car parts. It can be purified into the ultra-conductive material that helps convert sunlight into electricity in solar panels. And it’s the raw material for silicone -- a water- and heat-resistant compound used widely in medical implants, caulk, deodorants, oven mitts and more.

With silicon being such a critical material, what has US production looked like? It declined 28% in 2019 compared to 2018, and further declined in 2020.

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For something as important as silicon, you’d think there’d be a push to increase US production. Well, you might think that if you were a normal patriotic American. But if you’re a Principled Free Trader™, your highest priority is destroying American jobs, because not only does offshoring mean abundant cheap labor, but as a bonus you get to mock and sneer at the blue-collar workers you put out of work.

And speaking of that cheap foreign labor…

“Hoshine Silicon recruits and employs Uyghurs and other minorities via state labor programs that aim to place them in factories. Researchers say these programs are a form of forced labor for residents who, faced with the threat of detention or other punishment, cannot refuse.”

Now to be fair, Principled Free Traders™ are quite open about their passion for the cheapest possible foreign labor, and there is nothing cheaper than slave labor. They just never considered that energy disruptions, or shipping bottlenecks, or pandemics, or political instability, etc might ever come in to play.

So here we are. Is there any good news in all this? Here’s a silver lining:

Solar Power May Be The Next Victim Of China’s Coal Shortage

Prices of silicon metal, used to make the material that comprises solar panels, have surged about 300% since the start of August after a top-producing province ordered production be slashed amid a power crunch. China dominates global solar production, with its coal generators powering many of the factories that make clean energy equipment.

Wait. What? There’s a silicon shortage, because of a coal shortage, which is resulting in a solar panel shortage, because it all relies on the burning of coal to make “clean energy” equipment.

A whole bunch of destructive economic fads embraced by our elites are falling apart because they rely on coal-fired energy from a communist country that uses slave labor. The only future role that is appropriate for the ruling class that got us into this mess is for them to be the subject of constant mockery and ridicule. In the meantime, let’s bring home manufacturing and mining operations, and let’s never let our national security be compromised again by Principled Free Traders™ and their political bedmates

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 03:33 PM




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1 We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)

2 But we have no more mean tweets.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (f9vdt)

3 >> The only future role that is appropriate for the ruling class that got us into this mess is for them to be the subject of constant mockery and ridicule.


I would suggest Taxing their Gains during and following their 'Service' at a rate of 105%.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:34 PM (SVo5m)

4 Are there no beaches?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:35 PM (yQpMk)

5 And so it continues.

Posted by: Flyover at October 12, 2021 02:35 PM (Rbu5d)

6 I have silicon I bought for a science project last year. How do I sell it?

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (c8cE2)

7 We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)

We're all feeling like the biggest boobs right now.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (0m4vj)

8 Fucking Nixon should have left them in the dark ages.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (sJX14)

9 3 >> The only future role that is appropriate for the ruling class that got us into this mess is for them to be the subject of constant mockery and ridicule.


I would suggest Taxing their Gains during and following their 'Service' at a rate of 105%.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:34 PM (SVo5m)

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"Sure thing. Now, I have to get Hunter to a meeting with a Chinese plutocrat. Be back later."
-Joe, boarding Air Force One

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (LvTSG)

10 So much for the price of video cards ever coming down

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (iQO/s)

11
Hello, fellow insurrectionists!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (97I0d)

12 And it's the raw material for silicone -- a water- and heat-resistant compound used widely in



Tits.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (OCTRt)

13 Madame Mao and the Gang of Four would never have stood for this.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:37 PM (yQpMk)

14 Build your own silicon factory!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:37 PM (sJX14)

15 It's just one fooking thing after another innit? I'm often amazed I can even summon the will to crawl out of bed every morning. But I do.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at October 12, 2021 02:37 PM (xPJvm)

16 State labor programs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 12, 2021 02:37 PM (Derty)

17
Leave it to statists to fuck up a supply chain based on one of the main elements in sand.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 12, 2021 02:37 PM (97I0d)

18 We could tap Canada's Strategic Silicone Reserves.

Where is Pam Anderson these days?

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (SVo5m)

19 California women hardest hit.

Well, and Kbdabear.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (u82oZ)

20 Are there no beaches? Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:35 PM (yQpMk)

^^this. Silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth's crust, at 28%. There is no silicon shortage. ALL shortages are shortages at a given price. If price rises, silicon will become available. It's how markets work.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (BMmaB)

21 China is overwhelmingly the world's largest producer, at around 67% of global silicon production.
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What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

22 We're all feeling like the biggest boobs right now.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at October 12, 2021 02:36 PM (0m4vj)


I laughed. thanks.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (RoIW/)

23 "fundamentally transform our economy" = f#ck up beyond repair


Posted by: Joey choo-choo Biden at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (bDqIh)

24 Alternate headline: Shortage of Busty Lesbian Pron coming soon.

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (nt/he)

25 Way to go, Brandon.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (KnJdm)

26 "The only future role that is appropriate for the ruling class that got us into this mess is for them to be the subject of constant mockery and ridicule."

I can think of other things but it's a start.

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (prSvo)

27 AT&T Microelectronics used to make their own silicon ingots at the Western Electric facility in Allentown, PA

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (RHGPo)

28 What was that joke about the Sahara having a sand shortage?

Well here we are.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (iQO/s)

29 "A whole bunch of destructive economic fads embraced by our elites are falling apart because "

You have to sets of elites deliberately destroying things; China's CPC, and the western globalists.

Nothing is "falling apart", they're murdering it on purpose. Some of the carbon they want to eliminate is you.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (7QclL)

30 Joe Mannix's pic of the blonde who takes a critical interest in the supply of silicon is gonna be lit!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (dfRN6)

31 Um, silicon cannot be purified into an ultra-conductive material because it is semiconductor.

It's right there in the word semi-conductor.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (Y5qcH)

32 >>Alternate headline: Shortage of Busty Lesbian Pron coming soon.


What of MILFs!?

Posted by: Ted Cruz at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (SVo5m)

33 Have a great afternoon.

Operational Planning >>>> rage strokes

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (u82oZ)

34
The shortage in silicon metal ...


Not a metal, dopes.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (97I0d)

35 On the plus side, we're all in this together.

Posted by: spindrift at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (h5TKJ)

36 OH MY GAWDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD. WITHOUT SOLAR ENERGY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE RUNAWAY

"GLOBAL WARMING"

Posted by: James at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (otFiP)

37 "I have one word for you...silicone."

Posted by: Uncle from Mrs. Robinson at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (RoIW/)

38 The funny part is that China fucked the population behind this by going full nationalist Anti-GloboHomo under Xi. Now the backtabbers have no host country to parasite off of next.
Whoopsie!
*Laughs in Anglo Saxon-Scandi*

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (tRBkJ)

39 We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)
........

Next up: boob recycling.

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (v0R5T)

40 Producing elemental silicon is easy.

Producing elemental silicon of the requisite purity for, e.g., semiconductor manufacture, not so easy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (YqDXo)

41 >1 We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)


That is NOT a waste.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (sjdRT)

42 What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

We give China a run for their money in propaganda and tech surveillance.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (KnJdm)

43 hmmm, sounds like the reporter is confusing silicon metal, the pure element, and silica, silicon dioxide a. k. a. quartz.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (jDHSU)

44 The injured girl's name is Taylor.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (c8R0G)

45 Trump or DeathSantis, when elected, should just EO that 10% of all federal land will be used for mining operations. And whatever we allow for drilling will be increased 10 fold.

Posted by: Fool Otto at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (DB16e)

46 42 What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

We give China a run for their money in propaganda and tech surveillance.
Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (KnJdm)

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I have an app for that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (LvTSG)

47 21 China is overwhelmingly the world's largest producer, at around 67% of global silicon production.
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What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

For export, capital equipment and food. The US is actually overall one of the less trade reliant countries in the world on account of being such a large and diverse economic union. Small countries have to trade to get the things they can't practically produce themselves, while the US has the resources and technical capacity to produce virtually everything.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (z5Vrg)

48 FJB and more importantly, F the GOP.

Posted by: Capital Eff at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (2xGy+)

49 >>hmmm, sounds like the reporter is confusing silicon metal, the pure element, and silica, silicon dioxide a. k. a. quartz.


Used to be old Quartz mines all over where I grew up.

Mica, too. Huge sheets of the stuff all over the place in those old mines.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (SVo5m)

50 "The only future role that is appropriate for the ruling class that got us into this mess is for them to be the subject of constant mockery and ridicule."


Can we laugh as we say "PULL!"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (RoIW/)

51 Trump or DeathSantis, when elected, should just EO that 10% of all federal land will be used for mining operations.


Whether there is anything there or not.

Moonscape it.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (yQpMk)

52 What the world needs now is silicon, sweet silicon.

Posted by: Dionne Warwick at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (d9FiS)

53 Next will be a shortage of the rack and pinion molecule.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (iQO/s)

54 "We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)

We're all feeling like the biggest boobs right now."

No wonder we went tits up!

Posted by: Russtovich at October 12, 2021 02:41 PM (KIZmn)

55
Muh friends, I have seen the future of labor!

And the future of labor is ... slaves!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (97I0d)

56 Um, silicon cannot be purified into an ultra-conductive material because it is semiconductor.

It's right there in the word semi-conductor.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (Y5qcH)

Forget it. He's on a roll.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (KnJdm)

57 China and Russia account for 75% of our silicon? Wait til you hear about our deal to sell Uranium One to Rosatom!

Posted by: 496 at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (VJsqe)

58 We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)
........

Next up: boob recycling.
Posted by: wth at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (v0R5T)

Last evening I met three women who had silicone implants and had them removed because they felt the implants were seriously damaging their health.
No opinion but intriguing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (c8R0G)

59 "What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo) "


information, both mis and dis !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (jDHSU)

60 At least we didn't outsource much of the manufacturing of microprocessor chips to someplace attractive to China -- like Taiwan or something.

Wait, wut?

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (fshLz)

61 Declined in 2018, 2029, and bigly in 2020?

Does that mean Trump made the best deals? #winning?

Populists suck. Give me an ideologue Constitutionalist every time.

Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (U+4BW)

62
There is no shortage of silicon. The US is an enormous size. About 4m sq. mi. There's a shortage of domestically mined silicon, everywhere except for China, which mines most of the world's.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (cTqLg)

63 Its like risk management isn't taught in schools or something.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (yRved)

64 I first read that as a 'shotgun shortage' and my heart skipped a beat.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (XvPQV)

65 You know that essay about a pencil, how no one person can make a pencil, as an analogy for how no one person can manage our complex marketplace?

Yeah, we are living in a time of no more pencils, with no one person understanding how we got here, as so many intricate, complex systems have been disrupted by greedy globalists, as well as control-freak idiot politicians and bureaucrats.

Spoiler alert: You can't just shutdown the state/country/world for months and months and then expect it to switch back on, picking up right where it left off.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (bDqIh)

66 59 "What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo) "


information, both mis and dis !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (jDHSU)

we also produce 49 genders, apparently

Posted by: IC at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (hV9ir)

67 US has the resources and technical capacity to produce virtually everything.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

Yep. But you have to actually do it. Kinda like me looking at the lawn. I have the capacity to mow it, but it ain't getting done.

Posted by: Fool Otto at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (DB16e)

68 "So, under the leadership of our best and brightest people, the western world is now relying on China and Russia for about 75% of global silicon production. Great job, smart people!"
_______

Collusion!

Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (9vQJW)

69 So... we need more coal plants to make more solar panels to save the environment?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (sJX14)

70 Shortages are a way of life in communist countries. Better get primed for a shitload more, as the only thing plentiful in communist countries is misery.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (o2MD2)

71 Um, silicon cannot be purified into an ultra-conductive material because it is semiconductor.

It's right there in the word semi-conductor.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (Y5qcH)
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Yep. In fact, if it were ultra-conductive, it'd be useless for producing chips. The idea is to take something that doesn't conduct all that well, and dope it with electron donors or acceptors to generate free electrons or holes, whose behavior can be controlled by suitably biasing the doped silicon to make it conductive or not, i.e., to act as a switch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

72 "What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)"

Note they deliberately limit the number in circulation - those groups either don't have kids or, in the case of the surgically-modified, a majority of them off themselves.

Sorta the same way they suppress certain politically useful demographics with abortion. They want them around, they just don't want too many of them.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (7QclL)

73 Dis is a place in Hell

Mis? No one knows.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (iQO/s)

74 And yes, letting China mfg almost everything we need in modern society was insane or criminal.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (XvPQV)

75 The valence and conductive bands do not overlap with silicon. Silicon has a band gap of 1.12 eV if I recall correctly. Therefore, it is not a conductor.

Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (MH0eD)

76 In analyzing what made the Industrial Revolution Golden Century of 1870 to 1970 possible, it becomes clear that four physical infrastructure technologies provided the underlying foundation for growth: energy, transportation, health and sanitation, and communication.

I'm thinking we're effed.

Posted by: Central Scrutinzer at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (vI+F1)

77 We wasted all of our Silicone on enhancement surgeries.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:33 PM (SVo5m)

You're wearing crocs right now, aren't you.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (KnJdm)

78 Yep. But you have to actually do it. Kinda like me looking at the lawn. I have the capacity to mow it, but it ain't getting done.
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Fist Bump.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (yRved)

79 >>Shortages are a way of life in communist countries.


It helps to pronounce it like Dressage.

Classes the shared poverty up a bit.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (SVo5m)

80 Next up: boob recycling.
Posted by: wth


Grandma just died.
Aunt Peg! You're getting new tits!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (OCTRt)

81 The shortage in silicon metal ...

Not a metal, dopes.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at October 12, 2021 02:39 PM (97I0d)

I wondered about that myself, but then I thought "well that sure explains some of those enhancement jobs!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (trdmm)

82 And what of the bewbies??

Posted by: dananjcon at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (u6xw0)

83 As has been said, there is a reason that China has gone from a less than 200 billion dollar economy to a little under 15 trillion dollar economy in 40 years without any inventions, innovations or technological or scientific developments to its name.

China did not win, we were betrayed.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (8yGdD)

84 Moonscape it.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:41

Keep digging, we'll find something useful.

Posted by: Fool Otto at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (DB16e)

85 >Aunt Peg! You're getting new tits!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (OCTRt)


Is she coming to the TXMOME?

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (sjdRT)

86 What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

Politicians... oh wait, you covered that.

Posted by: California at October 12, 2021 02:45 PM (v0R5T)

87
I guess I should say "silica."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (cTqLg)

88 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

89 >>You're wearing crocs right now, aren't you.


Under a sweater, fake tits are great.

But, when unleashed they are an eyesore.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (SVo5m)

90 Pam Anderson downsized her rack a few years ago, so she no longer qualifies as a strategic reserve.

Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (MH0eD)

91 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

That article made too many dumbass mistakes in just the few parts ace copied. Then I clicked the link. Bloomberg. Not surprised. Their reporting is terrible.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (Y5qcH)

92 62
There is no shortage of silicon. The US is an enormous size. About 4m sq. mi. There's a shortage of domestically mined silicon, everywhere except for China, which mines most of the world's
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There it is. Same for crude oil and gasoline prices. Shortages are a government-induced choice.

Supply chain problem? Really? Or is it hundreds of cargo ships with no permission to dock?

Oh, it's those greedy Capitalists, saus Throckmorton. Couldn't possibly be the government boot on the necks of dirty Capitalist dogs, could it? No...only the private sector could be so cruel.

This place smells like HuffPo about 40% of the time.

Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (U+4BW)

93 General Torgeson, "We must not allow the US to suffer a boob shortage!?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (iQO/s)

94 >>59 "What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Marijuana.

Posted by: Clark Bent at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (2xGy+)

95 Last evening I met three women who had silicone implants and had them removed because they felt the implants were seriously damaging their health.
No opinion but intriguing.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (c8R0G)


Send your unwanted implants to:

CANNIBAL BOB Implant Recycling LLT.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (RoIW/)

96 We have outsourced slavery.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (kBuGL)

97 It's part of the money transfer to the 3rd world stopping production of minerals here and leaving all production to them.

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (2JoB8)

98 I think we can all agree on one thing. Things won't get back to normal unless we all get the jab.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (sJX14)

99 Yep. But you have to actually do it. Kinda like me looking at the lawn. I have the capacity to mow it, but it ain't getting done.


Wife already said we're getting goats. End of season we'll give them to step-son's crews for cabrito.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (OCTRt)

100 There is no shortage of silicon. The US is an enormous size. About 4m sq. mi. There's a shortage of domestically mined silicon, everywhere except for China, which mines most of the world's.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 02:43 PM (cTqLg)
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We don't have silicon dioxide, i.e., sand? I don't believe anyone mines elemental silicon.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (YqDXo)

101 Put the government or free traders in charge of the Sahara Desert and in 6 months you would have a shortage of sand. Put leftists in charge and it is only 6 days.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (iDcra)

102 But on the other hand, we're the world's largest producer of girl penis.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (sWM8x)

103 If we outsource all our production and go to just in time inventory, we can raise the stock price by two cents and we all get bonuses!

-MBAs

Posted by: Duke Lowell at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (kTF2Z)

104 Do we lead the world in Astro Lube production?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (yRved)

105 Under a sweater, fake tits are great.

But, when unleashed they are an eyesore.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (SVo5m)

I'm with you. Just busting chops.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (KnJdm)

106 89 >>You're wearing crocs right now, aren't you.

Under a sweater, fake tits are great.

But, when unleashed they are an eyesore.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (SV

well you know, as eyesores go, they're one of the best!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (trdmm)

107 LLT? yeah no. Gees. covfefe.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (RoIW/)

108 **stands by trunk of car in unlit parking lot**

Psssttt...hey kid. Wanna score to preemo silicone? Got the best stuff right here. Dime bag specials.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (axyOa)

109 Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (U+4BW)

Well... there is always ZeroHedge. Bye.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (sJX14)

110 @94

>>Marijuana.

CBD Oil and Dick Pills as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (8yGdD)

111 96 We have outsourced slavery.
----------------
Illegal Immigrants want a word with you.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (yRved)

112 "Andy" sucks ideologue constitutionalists by choice.

Posted by: Hands at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (786Ro)

113 I've also recently learned that golf balls are manufactured in the US, however, the rosin used for the outer shell is imported from China, which is currently being slow rolled into the States, causing a backlog of shipments of new golf balls.

China is asshoe!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

114 "What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

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We're crushing it in the production of mental illness and obesity -- very profitable for Big Pharma, comrade!

Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (fshLz)

115 >well you know, as eyesores go, they're one of the best!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (trdmm)


Some of them aren't eyesores. There are some surgical artistes out there. Um. Or so I've heard.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (sjdRT)

116 89 >> . . . Under a sweater, fake tits are great.

But, when unleashed they are an eyesore.
Posted by: garrett
____________

Ummm, no. At least not with an appropriate owner.

Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (9vQJW)

117 **stands by trunk of car in unlit parking lot**

Psssttt...hey kid. Wanna score to preemo silicone? Got the best stuff right here. Dime bag specials.
Posted by: Diogenes


But daddy said sister needs double dime bags.
--Hunter

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (OCTRt)

118 >>Marijuana.

CBD Oil and Dick Pills as far as I can tell.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (8yGdD)

Call me.

Posted by: Lena at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (RoIW/)

119 Pam Anderson downsized her rack a few years ago, so she no longer qualifies as a strategic reserve.
Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (MH0eD)
.......

So. Who got her old ones?

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (v0R5T)

120 Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (U+4BW)

I'm sure the Hot Air button on your computer is fully functional.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (2JVJo)

121 however, the rosin used for the outer shell is imported from China, which is currently being slow rolled into the States, causing a backlog of shipments of new golf balls.

China is asshoe!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

you mean China is HOLDING OUR BALLS???

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (trdmm)

122 104 Do we lead the world in Astro Lube production?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 12, 2021 02:47 PM (yRved)

Nope. Not even world leaders in consumption of it - despite the "Principled Free Traders" shoving it up our arse.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - FJB at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (N39Ws)

123 That article made too many dumbass mistakes in just the few parts ace copied. Then I clicked the link. Bloomberg. Not surprised. Their reporting is terrible.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (Y5qcH)
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You astonish me.

I make a point of not reading science reporting. Reading that crap makes my BP spike.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (YqDXo)

124 The implants made my nipples chafe.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (sJX14)

125 I think we can all agree on one thing. Things won't get back to normal unless we all get the jab.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (sJX14)


So we can all either die from Covid or the jab, so it's a win win, right?

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (Zz0t1)

126
There it is. Same for crude oil and gasoline prices. Shortages are a government-induced choice.

Supply chain problem? Really? Or is it hundreds of cargo ships with no permission to dock?

Oh, it's those greedy Capitalists, saus Throckmorton. Couldn't possibly be the government boot on the necks of dirty Capitalist dogs, could it? No...only the private sector could be so cruel.

This place smells like HuffPo about 40% of the time.
Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (U+4BW)

Nobody is going to produce unprofitably for decades for the time when China decides to cut off supply. Nor will speculators stockpile sufficiently for such an occasion.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (z5Vrg)

127 I don't believe anyone mines elemental silicon. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (YqDXo)

Pretty sure elemental silicon isn't found in nature.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (BMmaB)

128 You are all out of order!

Posted by: Al Pacino as Arthur Kirkland as FJ Chinabiden at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (AaQJH)

129
you mean China is HOLDING OUR BALLS???
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (trdmm)


In a round about way, yes.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (Zz0t1)

130 What isn't there a shortage of now? I read about a glass shortage this year, which apparently is going to continue into next year. The silicon shortage probably isn't helping, and there's even a SAND shortage - all things required for making glass.

Distillers can't get enough glass for their bottles. Breweries can't get enough metal to make beer cans. The supply of everything is stop-and-go, lurching from one lack to another. I was struck by a passage from Victor Klemperer's 1930s Germany diaries. He said the Nazi government had announced a nation-wide 'Asparagus Festival', to provide cheap asparagus for the German people, out of the goodness of their hearts, naturally. Klemperer wrote that everyone knew it was because metal shortages made it impossible for get enough cans to process the fresh asparagus from that year's harvest, so it was being sold off at a loss in this way.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (jq2vu)

131 Some of these random, accidental shortages caused by random, accidental events in China don't seem so random or accidental.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (sWM8x)

132 >124 The implants made my nipples chafe.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (sJX14)


Did you try chapstick? Asking for garrett.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (sjdRT)

133 Pam Anderson downsized her rack a few years ago, so she no longer qualifies as a strategic reserve.
Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (MH0eD)
.......

So. Who got her old ones?
Posted by: wth


Some old goat down in The Villages.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (OCTRt)

134 UPDATE:

"Andy" likes to suck dirty dog big time Capitalists, by choice

Posted by: Hands at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (786Ro)

135 Well... there is always ZeroHedge. Bye.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (sJX14)



Yeah, you can always tell the rat. They bitch about everything, but just won't leave.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (yQpMk)

136 We're crushing it in the production of mental illness and obesity -- very profitable for Big Pharma, comrade!
Posted by: ShainS -- State-Stamped Sluggish Schizophrenic at October 12, 2021 02:49 PM (fshLz)
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And our crime industry is second to none.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

137 just when I was thinking of an augmentation

Posted by: REDACTED at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (us2H3)

138 (1/3)
I used to be one. All-in all the global trade theory and most of the financial theories that went with them. Then something happened - well, two somethings, and they happened at the same time.

First, I lived in the post-industrial wasteland of Central New York. Some factories open, but many more closed. An angry place in indifferent repair for the most part. Some of this is NY's own doing, of course, but it followed the wider theme. Second, I saw an article in the Wall St. Journal in, I think, 2007 that commented on the notable condition of Washington Mutual paying a dividend that exceeded its net cash flow because the recapitalized interest on ARM loans added massively to profits but not to cash on hand. They financed the dividend payment.

Those two things began a long and fairly unpleasant journey for me that ended with me changing my positions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (DU+/6)

139 "What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)
.......

Covid vaccines

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (v0R5T)

140 "You know what will cement our power? A complete clusterfuck of the supply chain brought on by mismanagement. Who can we put on the job?"

"The deep state asset we got elected as mayor in Southbend who decided to come out as gay?"

"Perfect."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (LvTSG)

141 (2/3)
The root problem is that the core thesis of free trade at all costs is flawed. The premise is twofold: first, that capital flows are optimized in a free trade environment and will seek maximal efficiency, and second that reciprocity is not needed because increased efficiency is still a net benefit even if the benefit is smaller than is hypothetically possible if free trade were symmetrical. The other major premise is that increasing wealth drives increasing liberalism. In short, that they become free before we become destitute.

The premises are wrong. They ignore two very important things. First, that governments exist and second that asymmetrical free trade is a temporary condition that is obviated by increasing wealth and popular demand for continued liberalization. The latter in particular does not manifest.

Ultimately, unrestricted free trade is a hypothetically nice idea that results in universal optimization. It suffers from essentially the same problem that communism does: it isn't realistic in a human environment. I am still not a protectionist, but I am now a symmetrical trader. Free trade is fine, but it has to happen in both directions.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (DU+/6)

142 Fake boobs run the gamut. I've squeezed fake boobs that were so damn hard they could have been wood, and fake boobs that felt truly natural. Personally, as a leg man, I am mostly a disinterested party.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (o2MD2)

143 (3/3)
And the core problem faced here of outsourcing our industrial base is emphasized by the failure of the system to acknowledge that governments exist and are not necessarily free and may not become free. The capital sought optimization and it found it - but at tremendous final cost. Our enemies now control vital industries. We have structural unemployment. We are vulnerable to supply shocks and shortages to a greater degree. Those asymmetrical and even cheating trade partners didn't liberalize, they often became even more draconian. The politics keep getting worse due to increasingly perverted incentives. Other subordinate assumptions - like welfare is as good as a paycheck because money is fungible - have also failed to materialize.

They were wrong. Their premises were wrong. And they failed to realize that capital efficiency is not the most important thing. It is important, but so is the general health of your national polity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (DU+/6)

144 I've also recently learned that golf balls are manufactured in the US, however, the rosin used for the outer shell is imported from China, which is currently being slow rolled into the States, causing a backlog of shipments of new golf balls.

China is asshoe!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)


Luckily my husband has like 300. Plus he fishes some out of the water hazards while he's waiting his turn. And has been known to stop and pick some up off the freeway next to the golf course.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

145
We don't have silicon dioxide, i.e., sand? I don't believe anyone mines elemental silicon.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (YqDXo)

Yeah, yeah, lol. See 87.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (cTqLg)

146 124 The implants made my nipples chafe.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (sJX14)

Anyone else run across a comment where you are not sure if it is real or fake, straight or parody?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (kBuGL)

147 I should probably invest in razor wire. It will take alot to enclose 70 acres.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (sJX14)

148 Wait till the greenies find out solar panels need metallurgical grade coal too.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Y5qcH)

149 Apropos of nothing, is elemental sodium found in nature? I would be guessing not.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (yQpMk)

150 " Wait til you hear about our deal to sell Uranium One to Rosatom!"

"what difference, at this point, does it make?" Hillary

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Cus5s)

151 We used to be a serious country that planned for shortages. Our local See-Bee base used to have a literal mountain of some critical ore stored there; gone now for several years. Probably sold to China.

And China has a lock on rare earth element production, something like 95% of the world's output.

We're a superpower in name only.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (F0YaR)

152 Nobody is going to produce unprofitably for decades for the time when China decides to cut off supply. Nor will speculators stockpile sufficiently for such an occasion.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (z5Vrg)

Seems like it's not too hard to produce. Reduction of sand with coke. In the presence of scrap iron, it becomes ferrosilicon, which is a stable compound. Give me a furnace and I could do it in the back yard. It's just a matter of cost. I bet in an industry-friendly state somebody's working on it right now.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (BMmaB)

153 He said the Nazi government had announced a nation-wide 'Asparagus Festival', to provide cheap asparagus for the German people, out of the goodness of their hearts, naturally."

I heard that the slogan they used to popularize it was "I cuss, you cuss, we all cuss, for Asparagus!!!"

* apologies to the Far Side

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (trdmm)

154
Luckily my husband has like 300. Plus he fishes some out of the water hazards while he's waiting his turn. And has been known to stop and pick some up off the freeway next to the golf course.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)


I do try to pick up what I can find, sure, but that's not always a viable option. I love it when I find free $5 golf balls.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (Zz0t1)

155 FA Hayek would be losing his shit and be picking up uzi's and firing them off Julie Andrews style right about now.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (8yGdD)

156 >149 Apropos of nothing, is elemental sodium found in nature? I would be guessing not.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (yQpMk)


No. It is so reactive it "burns" in water.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (sjdRT)

157 They were wrong. Their premises were wrong. And they failed to realize that capital efficiency is not the most important thing. It is important, but so is the general health of your national polity.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (DU+/6)

This is one of the stupid theories that pop up when you believe history is over (i.e. have not faced an existential threat in a good long while.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (kBuGL)

158 124 The implants made my nipples chafe.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:50 PM (sJX14)

Go on...

Posted by: Mishdog at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (/VWLE)

159 Damn media!

RNC Research
@RNCResearch
Nancy Pelosi blames the media for not "selling" the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree.

"I think you all could do a better job of selling it"

Posted by: Dionne Warwick at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (d9FiS)

160 144
Luckily my husband has like 300. Plus he fishes some out of the water hazards while he's waiting his turn. And has been known to stop and pick some up off the freeway next to the golf course.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

Could have offered you the ones the neighbor's kid hit at my house. Almost took out a new sliding glass door.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - FJB at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (N39Ws)

161 The Machine Stops

er, stopped

Posted by: E.M. Forster at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (bDqIh)

162 159 RNC Research
@RNCResearch
Nancy Pelosi blames the media for not "selling" the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree.

"I think you all could do a better job of selling it"
Posted by: Dionne Warwick at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (d9FiS)

==========

Glad to see she's admitting that the media is a leftist mouthpiece.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (LvTSG)

163 No. It is so reactive it "burns" in water.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (sjdRT)



I remember that we had a fist sized chuck of it on a shelf in the HS Chem Lab. Oddly, it was kept submerged in kerosene, IIRC.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (yQpMk)

164 And China has a lock on rare earth element production, something like 95% of the world's output. We're a superpower in name only. Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (F0YaR)

Just a matter of cost, again. Rare earths aren't actually rare. Between us and Canada, we're more than sufficient. The cheapest rare earth source, however, is laterite clay in China and Vietnam, so that's where most of the production is.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (BMmaB)

165 What happened that they dramatically reduced US production in 2019? That feels like a thread where if you pulled it you'd find the real origin of the plandemic.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (ZGrMX)

166 >>"What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Full production first rate movies like "Fauci?"

Posted by: Clark Bent at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (2xGy+)

167 Yeah, yeah, lol. See 87.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (cTqLg)
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Fair enough. Sorry, I hadn't seen that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (YqDXo)

168 149 Apropos of nothing, is elemental sodium found in nature? I would be guessing not.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (yQpMk)

Not much does occur in elemental form. Except for some of the diatomic and noble gasses, I can't think of many.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (Y5qcH)

169 Keep us distracted with this bullshit. That is the plan. Can't reset without a big crisis.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (sJX14)

170 159 Damn media!

RNC Research
@RNCResearch
Nancy Pelosi blames the media for not "selling" the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree.

"I think you all could do a better job of selling it"

Posted by: Dionne Warwick at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (d9FiS)

The media are whores - who have sold themselves to the Left already. What else do they want?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - FJB at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (N39Ws)

171 The Machine Stops

er, stopped
Posted by: E.M. Forster at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (bDqIh)
++++
Worth reading and doesn't take too long.
https://is.gd/uicpRc

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (DU+/6)

172 Fake boobs run the gamut. I've squeezed fake boobs that were so damn hard they could have been wood, and fake boobs that felt truly natural. Personally, as a leg man, I am mostly a disinterested party.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (o2MD2)



The behind the muscle implant greatly enhances the natural boob, keeping the feel and sensitivity of it while pushing it out and making it seem bigger. Those, I'm told, are painful and have a longer recovery, but are the best and last longer.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (Zz0t1)

173 Me Chinee. Me make quip. Me take peepee on your chip.

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (v0R5T)

174 86 What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

Fortunately, we still produce some of our own food.
Principled Free Traders need prison time for profiting on the dead bodies of their countrymen, as we seem to allow fentanyl to trade freely, while preventing ivermectin

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (ONvIw)

175 But that lefty PAC has been airing commercials on TV, promising me that I would get some solar panels if I called Mark Kelly and voiced my support for all the green energy initiatives in this Build Back Better Boondoggle.

I've been robbed! I want my free stuff!

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (TNyrE)

176 149 Apropos of nothing, is elemental sodium found in nature? I would be guessing not.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (yQpMk)


Nope. Reactive with water. You could get a bit out of a fresh volcanic eruption, but it wouldn't last long.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (F0YaR)

177 My favorite silicone stockpiles:
Katelyn Runck https://www.instagram.com/p/CU7jClXLx2Z/
and
Brennah Black https://www.instagram.com/p/CUEa2MDlSCB/

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (XvPQV)

178 Not much does occur in elemental form. Except for some of the diatomic and noble gasses, I can't think of many.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (Y5qcH)


Gold comes to mind.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (sjdRT)

179 No. It is so reactive it "burns" in water.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:53 PM (sjdRT)


I remember that we had a fist sized chuck of it on a shelf in the HS Chem Lab. Oddly, it was kept submerged in kerosene, IIRC.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (yQpMk)


That is sodium. And potassium.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (sJX14)

180 RNC Research
@RNCResearch
Nancy Pelosi blames the media for not "selling" the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree.

"I think you all could do a better job of selling it"

Posted by: Dionne Warwick at October 12, 2021 02:54 PM (d9FiS)

The media are whores - who have sold themselves to the Left already. What else do they want?
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - FJB at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (N39Ws)



They're not even trying to hide it anymore......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)

181 China is overwhelmingly the world's largest producer, at around 67% of global silicon production.

Probably why implants made those women sick.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (SnkBD)

182 I am still not a protectionist, but I am now a symmetrical trader. Free trade is fine, but it has to happen in both directions.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (DU+/6)

Rather than a single question it's more like a series of questions. Think from the perspective of a country like Saudi Arabia, how do you build a healthy society when comparative advantage means you produce primarily oil and rely on imports for every other good? So there is profit, societal impact, and foreign policy to consider but how each decision will affects things is relatively straightforward.

Markets generally will favor efficiency over robustness(which is why stockpiling for famines was traditionally a government responsibility).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (z5Vrg)

183 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.

Posted by: Weasel at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (MVjcR)

184 Oh, you were talking about sodium.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (sJX14)

185 How do you like that JIT inventory system now?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (flINI)

186 169 Keep us distracted with this bullshit. That is the plan. Can't reset without a big crisis.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (sJX14)

Every problem we have now has been coordinated with the Davos crowd

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (ONvIw)

187 We used to be a serious country that planned for shortages.



Back in the before times of Just in Time.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)

188 I remember that we had a fist sized chuck of it on a shelf in the HS Chem Lab. Oddly, it was kept submerged in kerosene, IIRC.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (yQpMk)
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Why is that odd? Kerosene, as a hydrocarbon, is already reduced, so using it to protect a powerful reducing agent from oxygen - and incidentally, moisture in the air - makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (YqDXo)

189 That is sodium. And potassium.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (sJX14


He asked about sodium. I answered.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (sjdRT)

190 All of this talk of silicon has me... distracted.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (sJX14)

191 >>I remember that we had a fist sized chuck of it on a shelf in the HS Chem Lab. Oddly, it was kept submerged in kerosene, IIRC.


My AP Chem Project in HS was to figure out how much Cesium it would take to destroy a piling on the GWB.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (SVo5m)

192 I don't know nothin bout no silly cones.

Posted by: The Man on The Street at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (cRbES)

193
Fair enough. Sorry, I hadn't seen that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (YqDXo)

As soon as I clicked "post," I could hear my old man lecturing me about silica vs. silicon in my head, hahaha.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (cTqLg)

194 How do you like that JIT inventory system now?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report


I called it bullshit 30 years ago in business classes.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)

195 Producing elemental silicon of the requisite purity for, e.g., semiconductor manufacture, not so easy.

Also, the method used for making high purity, single crystal silicon is called the Czochralski method. It involves drawing a boule of silicon from a big crucible containing molten silicon, which, of course, requires lots of power. As has been pointed out, the real trick is to control the impurities.

You have to know what you're doing, so I very much doubt that disgruntled Uyghurs are involved.

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (ZsR3z)

196 Gold comes to mind.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (sjdRT)

Yep. And I guess carbon does in diamonds. Sulfur can near volcanos.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (Y5qcH)

197 It is so reactive it "burns" in water.

There's some fluorine compound they were investigating as a rocket fuel in the 50s that reacted with pretty near everything. If you spilled it on the ground it'd eat through everything (concrete, most metals, soil, unlucky worms, whatever) until it had all reacted.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (ZGrMX)

198 Luckily my husband has like 300. Plus he fishes some out of the water hazards while he's waiting his turn. And has been known to stop and pick some up off the freeway next to the golf course.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)

I am almost literally swimming in them. They are like litter around here.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (KnJdm)

199 Why is that odd?

The flamableness. I would have figured that something less combustible would have been better.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (yQpMk)

200 83 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel
__________

The boob jokes make me titter.

Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (9vQJW)

201 ... Rather than a single question it's more like a series of questions. Think from the perspective of a country like Saudi Arabia, how do you build a healthy society when comparative advantage means you produce primarily oil and rely on imports for every other good? So there is profit, societal impact, and foreign policy to consider but how each decision will affects things is relatively straightforward. ...
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (z5Vrg)
++++
Yes, and I think there is no universal answer - that whole "general health" problem. Among first-world countries? Sure. Symmetrical free trade with Canada or the UK - places with similar standards of living, labor conventions, etc. - is fine so long as it is symmetrical. With a slave state like China? No way, not even if it were symmetrical. Even without China-side import controls, they're using slave labor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (DU+/6)

202 SiC for the win...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (CcOog)

203 Don't we have a whole valley of it in California?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (BMmaB)

204 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel
__________

The boob jokes make me titter.
Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (9vQJW)


I'd like to be kept a breast on the situation.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)

205 So that son of a bitch strangled his girlfriend?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (4MQtf)

206 Not much does occur in elemental form. Except for some of the diatomic and noble gasses, I can't think of many.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (Y5qcH)

Gold comes to mind.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (sjdRT)
--------------

Gold, silver, and copper can be found in the elemental form in the earth, as can sulfur. That's about all I can think of.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (YqDXo)

207 If someone dropped the glass pickle jar of kerosene and sodium, a fire would be guaranteed.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (yQpMk)

208 Nancy Pelosi blames the media for not "selling" the Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax-and-spending spree.

"I think you all could do a better job of selling it"


The problem the Dems have with the MFM is that the MFM is completely on side (WaPo published a list yesterday of Columbus statues that Antifa hadn't yet destroyed, basically a shopping list for the brownshirts) but they're also incompetent ninnies.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (ZGrMX)

209 I think gibbets and crows would be more appropriate for the ruling class.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (THkA0)

210 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel
__________

The boob jokes make me titter.
Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (9vQJW)

I'd like to be kept a breast on the situation.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)

If mammary serves, boob jokes are never done.

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (KnJdm)

211 >>If someone dropped the glass pickle jar of kerosene and sodium, a fire would be guaranteed.


Depending on the relative humidity.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (SVo5m)

212 >>205 So that son of a bitch strangled his girlfriend?

Don't worry, Dog the Bounty Hunter is hot on his trail. FBI also.

Posted by: Clark Bent at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (2xGy+)

213 I called it bullshit 30 years ago in business classes.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)

***

Me too. Being on the supply side is difficult at times because poor planning on their part always created a "hair on fire" emergency for me. I only had the opportunity to look bad

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (flINI)

214 Prior to the end of the cold war, the world was constantly marked by contests between major powers to gain access to resources.

Something our betters have decided is an old way to view things. But not other, better led, competing powers...

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (ESjRY)

215 Gold, silver, and copper can be found in the elemental form in the earth, as can sulfur. That's about all I can think of. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (YqDXo)

Ahem.

Posted by: Coal mine at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (BMmaB)

216 >>If mammary serves, boob jokes are never done.


Couldn't nip it if you tried.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (SVo5m)

217 If mammary serves, boob jokes are never done.
Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (KnJdm)

-----
They create levity. They lift and separate us from our dreary lives!

Posted by: 496 at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (VJsqe)

218 "core problem faced here of outsourcing our industrial base is emphasized by the failure of the system to acknowledge that governments exist and are not necessarily free and may not become free. " mannix

The old "conservative" saw was about Comparative Advantage. But this link gives multiple (academic) reasons why it fails across borders, as even originator Ricardo recognized. There are multiple other problems ... currencies, immobility, externalities, ...

For years I floundered around making the argument, then found this guy spelling it out clearly.
https://tinyurl.com/s5rypmdx

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (Cus5s)

219 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel
__________

The boob jokes make me titter.
Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (9vQJW)

I'd like to be kept a breast on the situation.....
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt

-----------

Well, I think they're a bust.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette, just to clarify things at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (jq2vu)

220 204 . . . I'd like to be kept a breast on the situation.....
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt
_______

I've forgotten a lot of boob jokes because my mammary isn't what it was when I was younger.

Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (9vQJW)

221 There's some fluorine compound they were investigating as a rocket fuel in the 50s that reacted with pretty near everything. If you spilled it on the ground it'd eat through everything (concrete, most metals, soil, unlucky worms, whatever) until it had all reacted.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (ZGrMX)
-----------------
ClF3.

Tres nasty stuff. It attacks concrete - and sand - by forming fluoride compounds (e.g, SiF4).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (YqDXo)

222 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel

That's about the size of it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (d9FiS)

223 197 It is so reactive it "burns" in water.

There's some fluorine compound they were investigating as a rocket fuel in the 50s that reacted with pretty near everything. If you spilled it on the ground it'd eat through everything (concrete, most metals, soil, unlucky worms, whatever) until it had all reacted.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (ZGrMX)

I remember what you are talking about, I remember reading about it somewhere...

*looks up* Chlorine Triflouride?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (kBuGL)

224 Plus he fishes some out of the water hazards while he's waiting his turn.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)


Does he ever play in Florida?

Posted by: Florida golfcourse alligator at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (RoIW/)

225 Johnny used to be a chemist, but he isn't anymore - for what he thought was H2O was H2So4,

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)

226 If mammary serves, boob jokes are never done.


Couldn't nip it if you tried.
Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (SVo5m)


I really couldn't give one areola.


*submits it, knowing fully it's a stretch*

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

227 Ahem.
Posted by: Coal mine at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (BMmaB)
--------------

Yeah, OK. Good point.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (YqDXo)

228 So Friedman was right. They did manage to run out of sand.

Posted by: Iblis at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (g6c4t)

229 C.A.T. reading though threads today and some having to surrender to survive was trying to play it out what will happen 3 months from now if a very large percentage of population is eliminated from jobs.
Many can say screw off I'm not doing it.

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (2JoB8)

230 How can you tell a chemist from a regular person?


The chemist washes his hands *before* using the bathroom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)

231 King Harv is a pimp...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (y7KuV)

232 203 Don't we have a whole valley of it in California?
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (BMmaB)

No, that's just where the assholes that work with computers live.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (Y5qcH)

233 The boob jokes make me titter.
Posted by: Furious George

I'd like to be kept a breast on the situation.....
Posted by: Sponge

If mammary serves, boob jokes are never done.
Posted by: flounder

These boob jokes are udderly senseless.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM (OCTRt)

234 There are multiple other problems ... currencies, immobility, externalities, ...

A "work" force that would rather play video games and get a check from the other taxpayers.

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM (ZsR3z)

235 What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?

Fear?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM (ESjRY)

236 King Harv is a pimp...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (y7KuV)



he could never have outfought Santino.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM (yQpMk)

237 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel

We tried to nip it in the bud.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM (RoIW/)

238 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel
.......

I'm glad someone pointed that out.

Posted by: wth at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM (v0R5T)

239 I really couldn't give one areola.


*submits it, knowing fully it's a stretch*
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

***

I'll allow it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (flINI)

240 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel
__________

The boob jokes make me titter.
Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 02:58 PM (9vQJW)
I'd like to be kept a breast on the situation.....
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)
If mammary serves, boob jokes are never done.
Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (KnJdm)

I'm seeing a sag in the comments.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (axyOa)

241 233 . . . These boob jokes are udderly senseless.
Posted by: rickb223
____________

Yeah, to the point that they make me melon choly.

Posted by: Furious George at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (9vQJW)

242 Now I am in the mood for some silver dollar pancakes.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (yQpMk)

243 This bikini-clad brunette is happily enjoying her watermelon, but is worried about replacing her cell phone, computer, car, coffee pot, washing machine, etc. if chip shortages continue:
https://is.gd/EFkodp

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (DU+/6)

244 >>Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.


You can still milk them a bit.

Posted by: garrett at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (SVo5m)

245 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:03 PM

Damn, and G'rump beat me to it.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (m+jkK)

246 A "work" force that would rather play video games and get a check from the other taxpayers.
Posted by: pep


Stop the checks. No workee, no eatee.
Problem solved.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (OCTRt)

247 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel



If we declare victory, they will come.

Posted by: Hands at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (786Ro)

248 Clarke and Dawe explain quantitative easing:
https://youtu.be/j2AvU2cfXRk

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (DU+/6)

249 >The chemist washes his hands *before* using the bathroom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)


So does the guy who roasts Hatch green chilies and then peels them for freezing.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (sjdRT)

250 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.


8008135

Posted by: Some kid with a scientific calculator at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (ESjRY)

251 228 So Friedman was right. They did manage to run out of sand.
Posted by: Iblis at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (g6c4t)

I laughed. Good one.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (CQcWG)

252 This bikini-clad brunette is happily enjoying her watermelon, but is worried about replacing her cell phone, computer, car, coffee pot, washing machine, etc. if chip shortages continue:
https://is.gd/EFkodp
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:04 PM (DU+/6)

Yeah, nice mellons

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (XvPQV)

253 ClF3.

Tres nasty stuff. It attacks concrete - and sand - by forming fluoride compounds (e.g, SiF4).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (YqDXo)
--------------

ClF3 is basically a form of "fixed" (i.e., non-gaseous) F2, with all that that implies. F2 attacks almost everything. It can only be handled in monel metal vacuum lines that have been (carefully!) passivated by treatment with low pressure F2.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (YqDXo)

254 Don't we have a whole valley of it in California?
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (BMmaB)

No, that's just where the assholes that work with computers live.


They used to make silicon chips there. But you spill just a few carcinogenic chemicals that find their way into the water supply and everyone loses their frickin' minds.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (SchxB)

255 ClF3.

Tres nasty stuff. It attacks concrete - and sand - by forming fluoride compounds (e.g, SiF4).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (YqDXo)


That was it! I remember reading on a chemist's blog somewhere that a Chinese chemical company offered on their website to make you like 50 gallons of it, and they were tempted to place that order just to see which city exploded.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (ZGrMX)

256 I really couldn't give one areola.

*submits it, knowing fully it's a stretch*
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

I gotta bounce. I have construction materials to unload. I gotta motor, boat I want to hang around for more

Posted by: flounder at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (KnJdm)

257 Ahem.
Posted by: Coal mine


Elemental? Nope. Coke is coal that's been heated to drive off the hydrogen.

Posted by: pep at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (ZsR3z)

258 We tried to teach you guys a lesson. But you'll never learn, will you?

Posted by: OPEC at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (FJYfm)

259 207 If someone dropped the glass pickle jar of kerosene and sodium, a fire would be guaranteed.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:59 PM (yQpMk)
A most excellent Molotov cocktail.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (o2MD2)

260 King Harv is a pimp...
Posted by: Hairyback Guy



He reminds me Uncle Junior Soprano

Posted by: Hands at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (786Ro)

261 Globalist assholes. Didn't comment on the last thread because murder is an impure thought. God I have a headache, Jim Beam to the rescue.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (oWBc3)

262
8008135
Posted by: Some kid with a scientific calculator at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (ESjRY)


Meh.....

55378008, viewed upside down.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (Zz0t1)

263 The chemist washes his hands *before* using the bathroom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)


Ya know today i realized one thing chicks got going. they never have to grab their dick to pee with freezing cold hands. So there's that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (RoIW/)

264 They're not even trying to hide it anymore......
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 02:56 PM (Zz0t1)


Which is why, if there is ever another GOP preezy, he needs to treat the MFM with nothing but scorn. If Tapper asks about foreign policy, reply with "that's what your mother said, Tapper!" Throw kneepads at all of them, saying how sorry you are they wore them out during Stinkfinger's reign of error. Mock them, laugh at them, have them thrown out because they smell funny.

Slap them around like they were Tina and you're Ike.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (2JVJo)

265 Where did all the ettes go?

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (sjdRT)

266 55378008, viewed upside down.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (Zz0t1)
++++
Who wants to go through life boobless?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (DU+/6)

267 But you spill just a few carcinogenic chemicals that find their way into the water supply and everyone loses their frickin' minds.

Carcinogens? There what's for dinner!

Posted by: Some CHinese factory owner at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (ESjRY)

268 Carcinogens? There what's for dinner!
Posted by: Some CHinese factory owner at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (ESjRY)
++++
I thought it was melamine that was for dinner...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (DU+/6)

269 Hydrofluoric acid is fun for the whole family.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (sJX14)

270 Which is why, if there is ever another GOP preezy, he needs to treat the MFM with nothing but scorn.

But...but...but...then Chuck Todd wouldn't talk to us!

Posted by: VA GOP at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (ZsR3z)

271 So China/Russia now have their own silicon version of OPEC?

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (Cus5s)

272 266 55378008, viewed upside down.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (Zz0t1)

==========

I showed the hello trick (07734) on the calculator to one of my class of Italian students years ago. I was tempted to show them the boob stuff too, but I feared for my job. It would have probably been alright.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (LvTSG)

273 Who wants to go through life boobless?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (DU+/6)

Ellen Page, apparently

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (XvPQV)

274 Where did all the ettes go?

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (sjdRT)


They bounced.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (RoIW/)

275 Do not taunt Elemental Sodium Ball.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (yQpMk)

276 But...but...but...then Chuck Todd wouldn't talk to us!
Posted by: VA GOP at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (ZsR3z)
++++
Sounds like a win/win.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (DU+/6)

277 @159

Notice she said "sell." Not "explain."

There's no "selling" if it's"explained." It should be self- evident

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (qD5ZX)

278 I thought it was melamine that was for dinner...

Bah, why would I drink baby formula?

Posted by: Some Chinese factory owner at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (ESjRY)

279 218 "core problem faced here of outsourcing our industrial base is emphasized by the failure of the system to acknowledge that governments exist and are not necessarily free and may not become free. " mannix

The old "conservative" saw was about Comparative Advantage. But this link gives multiple (academic) reasons why it fails across borders, as even originator Ricardo recognized. There are multiple other problems ... currencies, immobility, externalities, ...

For years I floundered around making the argument, then found this guy spelling it out clearly.
https://tinyurl.com/s5rypmdx

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 03:01 PM (Cus5s)

Comparative advantage explains and predicts things fairly accurately. It does not propose many of the things that people complain about and associate with it. It was created to answer entirely different questions.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (z5Vrg)

280 194 How do you like that JIT inventory system now?
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report
...............

I called it bullshit 30 years ago in business classes.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (OCTRt)
-------------

You can thank the govt for taxing inventory.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (SnkBD)

281 Me too. Being on the supply side is difficult at times because poor planning on their part always created a "hair on fire" emergency for me. I only had the opportunity to look bad
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 03:00 PM (flINI)


Production supervisor: GGE, why can't you fix this machine???

GGE: Cause I gots no parts.

Production supervisor: How could you have allowed this to happen???

GGE: Oh, I had parts. Then your new supply department got rid of them because they don't grok the concept that I don't need them often, but immediately.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (CcOog)

282 273 Who wants to go through life boobless?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (DU+/6)

Ellen Page, apparently
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (XvPQV)

========

Then why is she trying to date women, huh?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (LvTSG)

283 The chemist washes his hands *before* using the bathroom.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)

So does the guy who roasts Hatch green chilies and then peels them for freezing.
Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:05 PM (sjdRT)

And the guy clearing out poison ivy.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (axyOa)

284 ++++
Who wants to go through life boobless?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:07 PM (DU+/6)



Reserved for the truly unfortunate.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (Zz0t1)

285 Maud'dib, reading all the boob jokes with udder hilarity.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (RmqH1)

286 Do you know what? Financial stress sucks.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (c8R0G)

287 Where did all the ettes go?

Posted by: Muad'dib


Boob jokes. They're sitting back watching the boobs tell jokes.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (OCTRt)

288 Homeland Security Orders ICE To Stop Raiding Places Illegal Aliens Work At

-
Well, that makes sense . . . in Bizarro World.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (d9FiS)

289 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel


Truly our cup runneth over.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (2JVJo)

290 Then why is she trying to date women, huh?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (LvTSG)

She's in denial of her desire for cock?
CLEARLY she's a gay man.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (XvPQV)

291 But...but...but...then Chuck Todd wouldn't talk to us!
Posted by: VA GOP at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (ZsR3z)



I saw that sob on TV this morning. You will never convince me that that mouth is unfamiliar with the taste of penis.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (yQpMk)

292 They bounced.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (RoIW/)


LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (Ez6QX)

293 Pelosi: Fuck yeah we're going to keep that bank account spy measure in place. If people cheat on their taxes, how are we going to spend trillions of dollars buying votes?

https://bit.ly/2YGxKLq

Posted by: bonhomme at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (YYlyE)

294 Well, I see all the boob jokes have already been made.
Posted by: Weasel

Truly our cup runneth over.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (2JVJo)
++++
And MP4 comes in with a blinding left hook to finish the fight when least expected.

Very nicely done.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (DU+/6)

295 Red Turban Guy, thanks for putting some actual understanding to the discussion. Gently, and politely.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (OTzUX)

296 269 Hydrofluoric acid is fun for the whole family.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (sJX14)
-------------------

Also nasty, but if you want to see the very cleanest glass you'll ever see in your life, dunk some glassware into DILUTE HF. Even the fiducial marks on lab glassware (e. g., the markings of how many mL that level corresponds to) float off of the glass. Amazing to watch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (YqDXo)

297 This website contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (sJX14)

298 well well I see two a' my fav ettes showed their...uhhh...faces.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (RoIW/)

299 China is gearing up for war.

Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (QCc6B)

300 Maybe the portion of the population that refuses the Fake Vax goes underground. Maybe in a year of unabated Covid they will become the Kulaks to be arrested.

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (2JoB8)

301 Trump should have announced a tax amnesty for all four years he was in office. Just send the IRS home and sell their offices.

If the government is just a scheme to take from the productive class and give to the government class let them steal their money elsewhere.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (ESjRY)

302 They used to make silicon chips there. But you spill just a few carcinogenic chemicals that find their way into the water supply and everyone loses their frickin' minds.

That also happened near Philadelphia, at the former MOS Technology/Commodore Semiconductor Group factory. I believe it still hasn't been cleaned up.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (ZGrMX)

303 This website contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (sJX14)


As does literally everything else on earth.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (Zz0t1)

304 You can thank the govt for taxing inventory.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (SnkBD)

***

Everything to gubmint touches turns to shit.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (flINI)

305 Boobless and clueless is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (sJX14)

306 You know,
I am not gay, but boobs really are beautiful. And they are capable of feeding a baby and protecting them from sickness and infection.

Quite wonderful they are.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)

307 >285 Maud'dib, reading all the boob jokes with udder hilarity.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:10 PM (RmqH1)


I have nearly a full box-o-stuff to to send you for next weekend. I've been trying to find one more thing, but I may have to give that up.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (sjdRT)

308 I have yet to meet a Freeloader Marketeer who concedes that there can even exist national interests transcending their religion.

Posted by: sven at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (Lzpvj)

309 306 You know,
I am not gay, but boobs really are beautiful. And they are capable of feeding a baby and protecting them from sickness and infection.

Quite wonderful they are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)

=======

Also, they bounce.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (LvTSG)

310 Truly our cup runneth over.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

And MP4 comes in with a blinding left hook to finish the fight when least expected.

Very nicely done.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

There was a commercial on tv about some knew no underwire bra. They flashed the models' name and size on screen. 32 DDD. Wife looked at me and couldn't believe her size.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (OCTRt)

311 Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic finally broke away from the fake narrative bandwagon created by his Fed peers, the complicit media and Wall Street sycophants, when during a virtual speech at the Peterson Institute of International Economics, he said that price surges caused by supply-chain disruptions or the reopening of the services sector are likely to last, i.e., they are not transitory, and seem to be broadening to more parts of the economy, i.e., getting worse.

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (RHGPo)

312 You can thank the govt for taxing inventory.
Posted by: Braenyard at October 12, 2021 03:09 PM (SnkBD)



I worked for a DAT dealer once. The parts inventory was always LIFO for inventory tax purposes. We had parts on the shelves from the 1940s.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (yQpMk)

313 Everything to gubmint touches turns to shit.
Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at October 12, 2021 03:12 PM (flINI)


You don't want to know what government turns shit into.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (sJX14)

314 This website contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (sJX14)
++++
HAHAHA. I love those. My favorite example was at the cafeteria in the Silicon Valley headquarters at my old company.

There was a pillar near the middle of the room and on the pillar was a large sign that said, "This area contains or serves chemicals known to the State of California ..."

I laughed my ass off. Talk about a useless measure.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (DU+/6)

315 Far short of the formal guidance to ICE to stop doings its job, there are several ways (funding, normal administrative actions like assignments and priorities) that mass illegal migration has been made de facto legal and normal since January. Trump administration was a speed bump (hindered by some appointees, some career people - though that wasn't nearly the problem in this case as in others - and of course a GOP "in power" that did literally nothing to help, much to impede).

But not to worry. Just 38 more months - minimum - of this. And worse.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (OTzUX)

316 CAT dealer, not dat dealer.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (yQpMk)

317 China is gearing up for war.
Posted by: Max Power at October 12, 2021 03:11 PM (QCc6B)


Well, duh....

Their country charter calls for taking over the world. Can't do that without bloodshed.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (Zz0t1)

318 Don't watch the NBA anymore, but Kyrie Irving is my new favorite player. Let's hope that he doesn't cave.

Posted by: CA Token at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (6ahCA)

319 You know,
I am not gay, but boobs really are beautiful. And they are capable of feeding a baby and protecting them from sickness and infection.

Quite wonderful they are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)
++++
Seconded. Wonderful for essentially limitless number of reasons.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (DU+/6)

320 306 You know,
I am not gay, but boobs really are beautiful. And they are capable of feeding a baby and protecting them from sickness and infection.

Quite wonderful they are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)

We are in agreement.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (1XhSk)

321 I have yet to meet a Freeloader Marketeer who concedes that there can even exist national interests transcending their religion.

Free markets are like Marxism: they're great on paper, but less so in practice. Unlike Marxism though, you can fix practice with careful regulation. It's just that we have Congress instead of careful regulation.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (ZGrMX)

322 Maud'dib, your generosity is so appreciated.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (RmqH1)

323 In other news, Maxine Waters posted to her fully operational twitter account that her twitter account was hacked and erased. Additionally, she knows who did it and will handle business with them.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (buTO7)

324

You don't want to know what government turns shit into.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (sJX14)



Congress.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (Zz0t1)

325 You don't want to know what government turns shit into.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:14 PM (sJX14)

***

FOOD!

Posted by: Californias Central Valley at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (flINI)

326 >322 Maud'dib, your generosity is so appreciated.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (RmqH1)


I just wish I could be there. The wedding will be fun - but not in the same league. And I can't take Benny to that.

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (sjdRT)

327 Quite wonderful they are.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)

...and snuggly soft.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (RoIW/)

328 "Let's Go Brandon" Is America's Cry of Sanity as the Country Seems To Be Going Nuts

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (RHGPo)

329 California is very unhealthy place to live. Everything in California is carcinogenic.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (o2MD2)

330 Sooo ... the socialists/financial pirates have successfully run out of sand. (head --> desk)

Posted by: madrocketsci at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (hRoyQ)

331 You know,
I am not gay, but boobs really are beautiful. And they are capable of feeding a baby and protecting them from sickness and infection.

Quite wonderful they are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)


While this is acknowledged, I find them beautiful for a whole host of OTHER reasons.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM (Zz0t1)

332 Umm. A whole
Thread on boobs and where is alexthechick?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (0PYT3)

333 I have a cousin that was a 44DD at the age of sixteen. She would have gladly wished away some of that bounty.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (RmqH1)

334 >332 Umm. A whole
Thread on boobs and where is alexthechick?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (0PYT3)


Weighing her, um, options?

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (sjdRT)

335 Sooo ... the socialists/financial pirates have successfully run out of sand.

Once upon a time I tried to convince an enviro-nut that we would never run out of glass but...he argued that 20% of the earth is not enough to be careless with our resources.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (ESjRY)

336 Thread on boobs and where is alexthechick?
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (0PYT3)


Gloating?

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

337 Wow, ace really gave us a layup with the silicone post.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (RoIW/)

338 Boobs are great for strengthening your grip while driving. Hard to manage for the left hand though....

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (o2MD2)

339 It can be purified into the ultra-conductive material that helps convert sunlight into electricity in solar panels.

I guess we're calling them ultra-conductors now. Semi-conductors was correct but boring.

Posted by: t-bird at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (vOGqy)

340 I have a cousin that was a 44DD at the age of sixteen. She would have gladly wished away some of that bounty.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (RmqH1)



My Goddaughter had reduction surgery earlier this year. She's 18 and MUCH happier now.

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)

341 You know,
I am not gay, but boobs really are beautiful. And they are capable of feeding a baby and protecting them from sickness and infection.

Quite wonderful they are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:13 PM (0PYT3)

While this is acknowledged, I find them beautiful for a whole host of OTHER reasons.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:16 PM


Kind of like electric train sets...intended for the kids, but dad usually winds up playing with them more.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (m+jkK)

342 Taliban Sees US Pullout from Afghanistan as Fulfillment of End Times Islamic Prophecy About Jerusalem

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (RHGPo)

343 Free trade is great unless your free trading partner is objectively at war with you and you do nothing about it.

Posted by: SkylerKat at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (SXIn9)

344 Here we have the World Council For Health's useful "Practical Approach To Keeping Healthy After Your Covid-19 Jab." If you weren't concerned before, you should be now.

https://tinyurl.com/ym95rebf

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (Mzdiz)

345 Ok, gotta bounce, in the leaving the thread way.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 12, 2021 03:20 PM (RoIW/)

346 Taliban Sees US Pullout from Afghanistan as Fulfillment of End Times Islamic Prophecy About Jerusalem

Well, Biden does occasional recover from his head wound, and we do have the mark of Fauci...

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2021 03:20 PM (ESjRY)

347 Just got here...so the US doesn't know how to get "sand" - because that's what silicone is, fucking sand. On the Chinese know how do that now?

We are truly fucked as a nation if we have no clue how to gather up the second most common thing on earth besides oxygen...

Posted by: Boswell at October 12, 2021 03:20 PM (5iUNf)

348 Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), chairman of the House Budget Committee and leading the talks on infrastructure, announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking reelection.

The House Democrat End Times

Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 03:20 PM (RHGPo)

349 So China/Russia now have their own silicon version of OPEC?
Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 03:08 PM (Cus5s)

***********

No. We just need to find the desire to do lanthanide chemistry on an industrial scale. Those f-electrons make it a bit tricky but this is doable.

Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council at October 12, 2021 03:20 PM (MH0eD)

350 Two chick cops try to take down a soy boy.

https://bit.ly/3oX7qYa

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 12, 2021 03:21 PM (d9FiS)

351 There's one thing that guys understand
Though it sucks to piss with a cold hand
We'd still rather be us
'Cause it's still a big plus
To be able to write names in the sand

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 12, 2021 03:21 PM (Bmy3R)

352 In other news, Maxine Waters posted to her fully operational twitter account that her twitter account was hacked and erased. Additionally, she knows who did it and will handle business with them.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (buTO7)


It's going to be fun watching her try to differentiate her ass from a hole in the ground.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 03:21 PM (2JVJo)

353 Here we have the World Council For Health's useful "Practical Approach To Keeping Healthy After Your Covid-19 Jab." If you weren't concerned before, you should be now.

https://tinyurl.com/ym95rebf
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (Mzdiz)



Yeah, take that jab and shove it up your ass.....

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

354 186 Every problem we have now has been coordinated with the Davos crowd

could be worse

Posted by: Davros and his crows at October 12, 2021 03:22 PM (sGtp+)

355
Free markets are like Marxism: they're great on paper, but less so in practice. Unlike Marxism though, you can fix practice with careful regulation. It's just that we have Congress instead of careful regulation.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 03:15 PM (ZGrMX)

Most of the consequences of particular choices are reasonably well understood. There are trade-offs involved. Anyone selling unilateral free trade as a free lunch was mistaken or lying. It's not wrong to say that it is generally the most profitable though(for whom it is profitable is another question entirely). Managed trade has a lot of difficulties outside of the theoretical answer to questions though, primarily because of special interests.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at October 12, 2021 03:22 PM (z5Vrg)

356 You don't want the Ettes to join in on a boob discussion. We'd start talking about uncomfortable bras.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 12, 2021 03:22 PM (5HBd1)

357 348 Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), chairman of the House Budget Committee and leading the talks on infrastructure, announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking reelection.

The House Democrat End Times
Posted by: SMOD at October 12, 2021 03:20 PM (RHGPo)

==========

Chairman of one of the most powerful committees just announcing his resignation? Before the budget bill even gets a vote?

Cook rates his district as D+8, too.

This is...fascinating...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 03:22 PM (LvTSG)

358 The Normzzz™ suck ass.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw at October 12, 2021 03:22 PM (WHrsn)

359 Umm. A whole
Thread on boobs and where is alexthechick?

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (0PYT3)


Weighing her, um, options?
Posted by: Muad'dib


Scamp & Lefty?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (OCTRt)

360 230 How can you tell a chemist from a regular person?


The chemist washes his hands *before* using the bathroom.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:02 PM (DU+/6)

When that burning sensation was not due to the date you had over the weekend.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (kBuGL)

361 Boobs are great for strengthening your grip while driving. Hard to manage for the left hand though....

Just need to buy a car with right hand drive and use it half the time.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (SchxB)

362 I have a cousin that was a 44DD at the age of sixteen. She would have gladly wished away some of that bounty.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (RmqH1)


My Goddaughter had reduction surgery earlier this year. She's 18 and MUCH happier now.
Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:19 PM (Zz0t1)


I can vouch for this. I was a 38HH when I finally had my surgery.




Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (Ez6QX)

363 Oops! I answered for rare earths!

Same with silicon. Though it doesn't have anything to do with lanthanide chem. We just have to have the willingness to do it.

Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (MH0eD)

364 AOC for House budget committee chair!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (sJX14)

365 My wife kept ridiculing me about the hundreds of old bathtub silicone tubes I've been hoarding. Well look who's laughing now!

Posted by: batter at October 12, 2021 03:24 PM (6Ms9C)

366 You don't want the Ettes to join in on a boob discussion. We'd start talking about uncomfortable bras.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


God Bless tube tops.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:24 PM (OCTRt)

367 And Yarmuth has been in office since 2007.

I mean...this is the sort of thing an officeholder does when they know they have no chance at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, in the West with Leone at October 12, 2021 03:24 PM (LvTSG)

368 Put Noor in charge of Ways and Means. Fun times had by all.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:24 PM (sJX14)

369 https://amgreatness.com/
our representatives not j6 protesters defile the sacred us capitol
https://tinyurl.com/3xk89buf
Julie Kelly

Posted by: Skip at October 12, 2021 03:25 PM (2JoB8)

370 Late to the thread but I know in my heart - every. single. boob. joke has been offered already.

It wouldn't be AoS without that.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 03:25 PM (mD/uy)

371 My niece, who is a very lovely girl, got boob job (didn't need one, btw) because she wanted to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 03:25 PM (o2MD2)

372 Boobs are great for strengthening your grip while driving. Hard to manage for the left hand though....

Just need to buy a car with right hand drive and use it half the time.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (SchxB)

Now I have place to put my hand!

Posted by: Long Duc Dong at October 12, 2021 03:25 PM (xPJvm)

373 This is the piece on ClF4 from many moons back.

'Sand won't save you this time.'

https://tinyurl.com/pmm6tv8a

The author had a whole series of blog entries on nasty chemicals titled 'Things I won't work with.' Always liked the writing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 03:26 PM (kBuGL)

374 Speaking of boobs, Lizzo wore a see-through dress the other day. You 'rons should go check it out.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:26 PM (Ez6QX)

375 Just need to buy a car with right hand drive and use it half the time.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (SchxB)
This is a solid solution to the issue. Or let her drive...

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at October 12, 2021 03:26 PM (ehQO4)

376 I can vouch for this. I was a 38HH when I finally had my surgery.

Posted by: Jordan61

Because you are an 'ette of great standing - I'll just keep the comments to myself.

(But I'm thinking them Jordan!)

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 03:27 PM (mD/uy)

377 Speaking of boobs, Lizzo wore a see-through dress the other day. You 'rons should go check it out.

THOSE ARE NO MOONS!

Posted by: Han/Hope Solo at October 12, 2021 03:27 PM (ESjRY)

378 hahah Razorfist's rant on Superman the pole smoker is hilarious.

Posted by: Orson at October 12, 2021 03:27 PM (cLnsR)

379 Scamp [and] Lefty?

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:23 PM (OCTRt)

Fluffy and GoGo.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 03:27 PM (Mzdiz)

380 Oh good, McD's is giving educators a free breakfast every day this week, as a thank you for all they do.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (Ez6QX)

381 Speaking of boobs, Lizzo wore a see-through dress the other day. You 'rons should go check it out.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:26 PM (Ez6QX)
++++
Who is Lizzo?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (DU+/6)

382 I have a cousin that was a 44DD at the age of sixteen. She would have gladly wished away some of that bounty.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:18 PM (RmqH1)

Little Sis had a reduction surgery a few years ago. Her hubby would lift one up and make her stumble backwards, plus it was giving her back issues. When he complained about it she pointed out that it was his own damn fault.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (CcOog)

383 New faggot Super"man" truly can suck a golf ball through a garden hose.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (o2MD2)

384 Clark and Dark sitting in a tree.
K I S S I N G
First comes love, then comes marriage
Then comes anti-life with a tyrannical carriage!

Posted by: Some Poet at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (ESjRY)

385 I have always been happy with my boob size. Hours and hours of trotting horseback and never a black eye.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (RmqH1)

386 The author had a whole series of blog entries on nasty chemicals titled 'Things I won't work with.' Always liked the writing.

That's where I found out about ClF3. I think Glenn Reynolds linked the "Sand Won't Save You This Time" post once.

Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (ZGrMX)

387 380 help hold up the junta with union dues!

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (ONvIw)

388 Oh good, McD's is giving educators a free breakfast every day this week, as a thank you for all they do.

Diabetes for everyone!

Posted by: 18-1 at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (ESjRY)

389
Yeah, you can always tell the rat. They bitch about everything, but just won't leave.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 12, 2021 02:51 PM (yQpMk)

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Incestuous. When your favorite blogger's skin is so thin that his readers feel the pin prick of every criticism.

A lot of my links on Gab are to AoSHQ articles. This has been my first and last stop for years, but I've never been a fan of the comments section. This is why. The regs can't handle any challenges to their "thinking". Cool man, continue doing 60 in the passing lane. You paid for that road, AmIRight?

Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (U+4BW)

390 Because you are an 'ette of great standing - I'll just keep the comments to myself.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 12, 2021 03:27 PM (mD/uy)


You're a gentleman and a scholar.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (Ez6QX)

391 Interestingly there are no YouTube videos on ClF4.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (sJX14)

392 "We just need to find the desire to do lanthanide chemistry on an industrial scale. Those f-electrons make it a bit tricky but this is doable." Posted by: The Galactic Alien Council

cool. But we also have the ability to produce more oil, there seems to be mostly some geopolitical reason that we help other nations produce more, and help raise prices.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 03:30 PM (Cus5s)

393 Speaking of boobs, Lizzo wore a see-through dress the other day. You 'rons should go check it out.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:26 PM (Ez6QX)


On a page from The Mirror:


Lizzo looks Good As Hell as she embraces summer with crochet bikini and jeans



This is NEVER the case......

Posted by: Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt at October 12, 2021 03:30 PM (Zz0t1)

394 You shall throw money at me!

And you will tell those d-orbital electrons that they are fat!

Bwah-hah-hah!

Posted by: The F-orbital Electrons at October 12, 2021 03:30 PM (MH0eD)

395 98 I think we can all agree on one thing. Things won't get back to normal unless we all get the jab.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 02:46 PM (sJX14)
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And turn in the Glowies to the FBI.

Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 03:30 PM (U+4BW)

396 Who is Lizzo?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:28 PM (DU+/6)


A singer, and one of those body-pride obese women.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:30 PM (Ez6QX)

397 lol Ben Had!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (nxdel)

398 Two chick cops try to take down a soy boy.
https://bit.ly/3oX7qYa
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at October 12, 2021 03:21 PM (d9FiS)


Was that supposed to be English? Or are these some of our latest imports?

That was embarrassing - and shit like that needs to be played over and over when they keep telling us women are as capable as men. Yeah, I sure hope I never need help out of a burning building and have somebody like that trying to throw me over their shoulder. That guy weighed maybe 120 soaking wet. 2 guys would have had him in the back of that cruiser sobbing, and not lost their fucking cuffs in the process.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (wAnMi)

399 My niece, who is a very lovely girl, got boob job (didn't need one, btw) because she wanted to be taken seriously as a law enforcement officer.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at October 12, 2021 03:25 PM (o2MD2)


That reminds me of this National Lampoon cover:

https://tinyurl.com/3udehkma

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (2JVJo)

400 Supergayman's weakness is a kryptonite buttplug.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (Bmy3R)

401 Ah, so *that's* Lizzo. I do NOT recommend clicking on the following link.
https://is.gd/twXjJ1

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (DU+/6)

402 395 Things are never going to be "normal".

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (ONvIw)

403 I have always been happy with my boob size. Hours and hours of trotting horseback and never a black eye.
Posted by: Ben Had


My wife is mostly happy with her boob size. Sometimes she wishes I'd lose some weight.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (OCTRt)

404 Speaking of don't look, didn't Lena Dunham get married?

Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 03:33 PM (ONvIw)

405 I can't tell if Lizzo's boobs are big because of the reference point.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 12, 2021 03:33 PM (oWBc3)

406 391 Interestingly there are no YouTube videos on ClF4.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at October 12, 2021 03:29 PM (sJX14)

From what I can tell while it has a use, it is so nasty that it is not used.

Plus, youtubers are looking at stuff like phosphorous or sodium and going ooooo, ahhhhhh. Safe enough, as long as you are not an idiot. Better to play around with fun nerve gases than this shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 03:33 PM (kBuGL)

407 A singer, and one of those body-pride obese women.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:30 PM (Ez6QX)

You're stretching the definition of "singer" a bit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 03:34 PM (UuD2k)

408 For something as important as silicon, you'd think there'd be a push to increase US production.
**

For something as important as everything you'd think there'd be a push to increase US production.

Seriously, that's been the most flabbergasting part of this entire thing. We're watching in real time what happens when we don't manufacture goods in the U.S., and we're still sending jobs overseas.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 12, 2021 03:34 PM (RDD2k)

409
A whole bunch of destructive economic fads embraced by our elites are falling apart because they rely on coal-fired energy from a communist country that uses slave labor.

__________

"It's OK, we got our fees." - Business gurus

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 12, 2021 03:34 PM (/U27+)

410 Speaking of don't look, didn't Lena Dunham get married?
Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 03:33 PM (ONvIw)


Yes. He looks like a homeless dude she dragged out of the gutter.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:34 PM (Ez6QX)

411 Remember the classic crossover Superman versus Spider-Man? The 2.0 version is gonna rock the world!

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 12, 2021 03:35 PM (oWBc3)

412 No problem. I have no idea who Lizzo is and not being male don't care about her boobs. I assume there are male posters here who don't feel a need to google ( I mean use google) her boobies either for which I am grateful

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 12, 2021 03:35 PM (CIP/L)

413 NOOD MOLLIE

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:37 PM (DU+/6)

414 Don't feel a need to google her boobies. Interesting take on free will - what can't AOS do?

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at October 12, 2021 03:38 PM (oWBc3)

415 401 Ah, so *that's* Lizzo. I do NOT recommend clicking on the following link.
https://is.gd/twXjJ1
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (DU+/6)

Whelp, I guess I was warned.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 12, 2021 03:39 PM (dfRN6)

416 Luckily my husband has like 300. Plus he fishes some out of the water hazards while he's waiting his turn. And has been known to stop and pick some up off the freeway next to the golf course.
Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 02:52 PM (Ez6QX)
One guy I play golf with is a noted ball hawk. He recently sold 5700 golf balls to a fishing resort owner so his clients could pound golf balls into a field when off the river. I think he got $700 for them.

Posted by: free tibet at October 12, 2021 03:40 PM (f0UyA)

417 For something as important as everything you'd think there'd be a push to increase US production.

Seriously, that's been the most flabbergasting part of this entire thing. We're watching in real time what happens when we don't manufacture goods in the U.S., and we're still sending jobs overseas.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Listen to this SC doctor tell you about ivermectin, spoilers, only two deaths at October 12, 2021 03:34 PM (RDD2k)
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Till 1913, the federal government was kept lean by subsisting mostly on tariffs. The 16th amendment changed that and opened the spigot for wealth confiscation.

1792 - 1913 , that's 121 years they got by on tariffs, and I'm not talking about the "picking winners and losers" kind like Trump enacted. I'm talking across-the-board on all imported goods.

Repealing the 16th amendment would kill a lot of birds with one stone (oops, those are rhetorical birds, Sefton so don't ban me). It'd starve the beast and force the shutdown of Welfare programs like Socialist Insecurity, as well as culling the thousands of jobs for money shufflers.

And going back to tariffs would be a tremendous boon to US producers.

Posted by: Andy at October 12, 2021 03:41 PM (U+4BW)

418 >>Speaking of boobs, Lizzo wore a see-through dress the other day. You 'rons should go check it out.


Uh, her insta is full of pics of herself in bikinis and whatnot.
A see-through dress is not terribly noteworthy. Yikes

Posted by: Lizzy at October 12, 2021 03:41 PM (bDqIh)

419 Industrial production in USA grew strongly till around 2000, and it has been up/down slight increase since that.

fred.stlouisfed.org/series/INDPRO

employees in manufacturing was (call it) flat post WW2 to 2000 (higher 70s to 90s), then declines maybe 25%.

Efficiencies allowed us to produce with fewer workers ... plus we exported production (even as we consumed even more, I'd guess)

fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MANEMP

Posted by: illiniwek at October 12, 2021 03:41 PM (Cus5s)

420 197 It is so reactive it "burns" in water.

There's some fluorine compound they were investigating as a rocket fuel in the 50s that reacted with pretty near everything. If you spilled it on the ground it'd eat through everything (concrete, most metals, soil, unlucky worms, whatever) until it had all reacted.
Posted by: Ian S. at October 12, 2021 02:57 PM (ZGrMX)
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Dioxygen Diflouride, or "FOOF" both as a play on its chemical structure, as well as the onomatopoeic representation of how unstable and explosive it is.

Posted by: ballistic at October 12, 2021 03:42 PM (oXNqT)

421 415 401 Ah, so *that's* Lizzo. I do NOT recommend clicking on the following link.
https://is.gd/twXjJ1
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at October 12, 2021 03:31 PM (DU+/6)

Whelp, I guess I was warned.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at October 12, 2021 03:39 PM (dfRN6)

Never have I been more glad to be at work, while the temptation to click might have won out at home.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 12, 2021 03:42 PM (kBuGL)

422 Speaking of don't look, didn't Lena Dunham get married?
Posted by: CN at October 12, 2021 03:33 PM (ONvIw)

Yes. He looks like a homeless dude she dragged out of the gutter.

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 12, 2021 03:34 PM (Ez6QX)

I hate that I had to go looking for that, and now I can't unsee it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at October 12, 2021 03:45 PM (Mzdiz)

423 I think the "Principled Free Traders (tm)" should be sent to work alongside the Uyghurs in the silicon mines.

Posted by: Germanicus at October 12, 2021 04:18 PM (kB491)

424 Silicon is not "ultra-conductive". It's actually a rather poor conductor of electricity; a literal "semi-conductor", in fact. Which is why it works in solar panels.

And there is absolutely no scarcity of the raw materials to make it. It comes from common sand, which is mostly quartz, silicon dioxide, SiO2.

What probably is limited is the refining capacity needed to recover pure elemental silicon from the quartz sand that comprises the ore. And it has to be very, very pure to begin with, then it is doped with precise amounts of selected impurities to get the desired properties of the resulting crystals.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 04:18 PM (I2exF)

425 hmmm, sounds like the reporter is confusing silicon metal, the pure element, and silica, silicon dioxide a. k. a. quartz.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (jDHSU) at October 12, 2021 02:40 PM (jDHSU)

You expect reporters to have brains?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 04:21 PM (I2exF)

426 Last evening I met three women who had silicone implants and had them removed because they felt the implants were seriously damaging their health.
No opinion but intriguing.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 12, 2021 02:42 PM (c8R0G)

You should have claimed vision impairment, and asked to verify in Braille.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 04:23 PM (I2exF)

427 Not much does occur in elemental form. Except for some of the diatomic and noble gasses, I can't think of many.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 12, 2021 02:55 PM (Y5qcH)

Off the top of my head: Helium, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon, Copper, Gold, Silver, Iron, possibly Lead, Sulfur, Platinum, Palladium, and the noble gases. Oh, Arsenic and Antimony, maybe Bismuth?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 04:34 PM (7+m5I)

428 China is overwhelmingly the world's largest producer, at around 67% of global silicon production.
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What the hell do we produce now, other than lunatics, retards, communists, and queers?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at October 12, 2021 02:38 PM (YqDXo

Why the hell aren't the globalists exporting some of THAT surplus? I'd trade half the faculty of an Ivy League school for a cargo container of silicon any day.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 12, 2021 04:38 PM (eoQWY)

429 Elemental? Nope. Coke is coal that's been heated to drive off the hydrogen.
Posted by: pep at October 12, 2021 03:06 PM (ZsR3z)

diamonds are elemental carbon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 12, 2021 04:40 PM (7+m5I)

430 Principled Free Traders are ENEMIES OF THE STATE AND THE PEOPLE. Thanks to us, the 1930s were an unparalleled time of global prosperity!!! Can we get back to rampant protectionism again and party like it's 1931???

Posted by: Smoot Hawley Tariff at October 12, 2021 04:56 PM (CdZ4i)

431 And Disaster to the Silly Cone Valley

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at October 12, 2021 05:15 PM (wGqjj)

432 Babylon Bee: Gavin Newsom Takes Dip In Pacific Ocean Causing Massive Oil Slick

Posted by: Mark1971 at October 12, 2021 05:25 PM (xPl2J)

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