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    We kicked the can down the road for a decade.

    Looks like Uber realized the dump money to get market share was unsustainable.

    tldr: Uber will be more expensive.

    https://slate.com/business/2022/05/u...eap-rides.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    is that another word for arrogant?
    In the theme of armchair psycho-analysis I think David has been second guessed so much that the Bilge is his place to do the same. He could be more subtle about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    supercilious
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    is that another word for arrogant?
    Yup, here are a few more that fit:

    haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, lofty, lordly, snobbish, snobby. overweening, smug, pretentious, affected, scornful, mocking, sneering, scoffing, hoity-toity, high and mighty, uppity, snooty, stuck-up, fancy-pants, toffee-nosed, snotty, jumped up, too big for one's boots
    Last edited by TerryLL; 05-25-2022 at 12:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I expect the cost of flying to go up soon, way up what with diesel fuel being $8.00 gallon it would round up to $300k per 10 hour flight...
    I see what you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    Yup, here are a few more that fit:

    haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing, imperious, proud, lofty, lordly, snobbish, snobby. overweening, smug, pretentious, affected, scornful, mocking, sneering, scoffing, hoity-toity, high and mighty, uppity, snooty, stuck-up, fancy-pants, toffee-nosed, snotty, jumped up, too big for one's boots
    All good synonyms.

    There's another word that sometimes applies: truthful <G>

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    I knew Plato, Plato was a fried of mine. Mr. Truthful, you sir, are no Plato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    I knew Plato, Plato was a fried of mine. Mr. Truthful, you sir, are no Plato.
    <snort>
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL View Post
    I knew Plato, Plato was a fried of mine. Mr. Truthful, you sir, are no Plato.
    dang ur old

    older than i had originally thought at least
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    nobody hates you david

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    That centrifugal launch thingamajig could likely fling stuff hard enough to stick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    nobody hates you david
    Isn't it interesting that Plato often held a dim view of poetry, and yet used a lot of poetic language & style himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    nobody hates you david
    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Isn't it interesting that Plato often held a dim view of poetry, and yet used a lot of poetic language & style himself.
    not yet anyways
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    not yet anyways
    Aren't you forgetting Kat? Your very own wife? She prolly hates me for teasing her about her choice of spouses <G>
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    1 in 4 Americans & 1 in 3 Russians believe the sun revolves around the earth.

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    But more Americans would vote for Biden if Arnold was his running mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Isn't it interesting that Plato often held a dim view of poetry, and yet used a lot of poetic language & style himself.
    Poetic language and poetry are two different things. Just as drawing and illustrating are similar, but done for differing reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    Poetic language and poetry are two different things. Just as drawing and illustrating are similar, but done for differing reasons.
    Yes, and Plato was right - poetry IS a form of rhetoric.

    Wait... what were we talking about?

    OH, I remember --

    There are several BilgeRats who make this a regular habit here. Stumble across some sparkly notion... add zero research, zero verification, and zero cogitation... then post it here to see what the response is.

    And sometimes y'all even get huffy if your bangle du jour is poorly received.

    And sometimes, y'all actively resist any efforts to critique the notion or correct the misapprehensions.

    I, at least, would appreciate it if you didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Isn't it interesting that Plato often held a dim view of poetry, and yet used a lot of poetic language & style himself.
    So, Plato held a dim view of himself? That's not uncommon in truthful people
    Whatever would Freud say, less mores perhaps?

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