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by Mo
Yesterday, 07:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6696
Views: 222413

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Vandals try to light a statue of General Lee on fire. Though, unless they are anti-D-Day or the 101st Airborne, it's probably because they were morons. The statue was of General William Lee. Also, further evidence they are idiots is that they tried to set a marble statue on fire.
by Mo
Yesterday, 05:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4253
Views: 169023

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!! http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/the-case-for-protecting-the-apollo-landing-areas-as-heritage-sites Is that what elite practitioners of bird law gradu...
by Mo
Yesterday, 05:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 44
Views: 1046

Re: Antivaxxers

tl:dr: Sanofi produced a vaccine for dengue which, while effective, made it more likely that someone who contracted the disease after being vaccinated would be hospitalized. This caused trust in vaccines to plummet, leading to more people refusing vaccinations and the current measles outbreak in th...
by Mo
19 Feb 2019, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 224
Views: 9111

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

I’m kinda curious what happens if Trump-Russia is a bust, but it turns out that Trump-KSA is the real inappropriate influence area. Seems like a rich well to hit in a campaign.
by Mo
19 Feb 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 224
Views: 9111

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Clearly, nothing could possibly go wrong by transferring sensitive nuclear tech to a moderately stable, religiously ultraconservative state where over 75% of the September 11 hijackers came from. https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-...
by Mo
19 Feb 2019, 07:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4025
Views: 146033

Re: When journalism goes bad

Oh Alabama, please stop trying to make Florida feel better about itself.

https://eu.montgomeryadvertiser.com/sto ... 910436002/
by Mo
18 Feb 2019, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2305
Views: 152581

Market Failure!

Goldman Sachs makes a large in kind donation to the AOC 2020 re-election campaign.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/goldman ... model.html

ETA: just realized it’s a year old
by Mo
18 Feb 2019, 08:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1359
Views: 61859

Re: Setec Astronomy

I suspect the Brits feel they can mitigate malicious Chinese hacking of Chinese telecom equipment because they've spent years keeping out malicious spying code from gear from US manufacturers.
by Mo
15 Feb 2019, 19:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: State of Emergency
Replies: 24
Views: 424

Re: State of Emergency

Man, some people are freaking the fuck out and having to be called down by explanations that this doesn't mean he's seasoning absolute power. No President will ever seize absolute power. They'll just seize a bit more power than their predecessor, while Congress comes closer and closer to being a ve...
by Mo
15 Feb 2019, 04:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 20095

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

Criticizing "money in politics" and "lobbyists' money in politics" is bog-standard on both sides of the American political aisle, and doesn't suddenly become anti-Semitic just because the lobbyist money in question comes from Israel. EDIT: I just-now saw this post from you: "It helps to clearly pre...
by Mo
14 Feb 2019, 07:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 20095

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

I don't see what's anti-Semitic about "It's all about the benjamins, baby" (specifically in response to Greenwald's tweet) -- that's such a well-known hip-hop slang term for $100 bills (or large sums of money in general) that even *my* white self has known about it for years. Perhaps find someone a...
by Mo
13 Feb 2019, 18:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 20095

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

It is literally no different than critiques the left makes about the right wrt the NRA or the right makes about teachers’ unions. PACs buy influence and people criticize PACs for said influence buying. Also, literally the first bill passed by the Senate (S1) is an AIPAC supported bill that allows th...
by Mo
13 Feb 2019, 11:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 44
Views: 1046

Re: Antivaxxers

Bill Shine's wife is sharing the bonkers measles-cancer cure conspiracy theory.
by Mo
12 Feb 2019, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11690

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yeah, but there's a difference between those who live paycheck to paycheck because the paychecks in question are too small to cover everything and have much left over, versus those with my cousin's bizarrely short-sighted attitude. (Or, the difference between saying "I'll pay $61.34 this month beca...
by Mo
12 Feb 2019, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11690

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Why act surprised, 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
by Mo
12 Feb 2019, 09:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1032
Views: 57220

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Cardi B needs to be involved
by Mo
12 Feb 2019, 07:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1032
Views: 57220

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I'm calling it now, he's going full Bulworth by Memorial Day.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/da ... -tour-hbcu
by Mo
12 Feb 2019, 07:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 301
Views: 20095

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

The president makes genocide jokes about Native Americans and even Congresscritters from states with a large population defend him*. There is pretty much no universal pushback.

* Granted said critter is a Republican and a Cheney and therefore probably cool with genocide.
by Mo
12 Feb 2019, 04:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11690

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Semi-related: when I was teaching, I remember, when you started a school year you had two payment options: basically, get paychecks once every two weeks only for the nine months-and-change of the school year, or get smaller paychecks every two weeks for an entire 52-week year including the next sum...
by Mo
11 Feb 2019, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11690

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Hugh Akston wrote:I'm starting to get the feeling that the 2020 primary race is going to be a (recumbent) pissing contest about who can make the craziest promise.
Thank Yahweh that we’ll finally have some normalcy back then.
by Mo
11 Feb 2019, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 44
Views: 1046

Re: Antivaxxers

I’m including this here because it sorta fits. Just keep in mind, this dude has more influence over the president than basically anyone not in his family.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/fox-fr ... -cant-see/
by Mo
10 Feb 2019, 15:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 368
Views: 19298

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Except for the BLINK tag. W3C deprecated that. Not sure about Times Square Marquee.
by Mo
10 Feb 2019, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 312
Views: 11013

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

It’s the myth (and facts) begins the Old Economy Steve meme coming to life.
by Mo
10 Feb 2019, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1311
Views: 37727

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

The only thing that makes it feel less doomy is that the people that are losing money are VC investors, Saudi and Asian wealthy doodz and the like. There’s a lot fewer of the mom and pop “I heard of this internet thing” money sunk in.