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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 10:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32449

Re: Iran (so far away)

Probably because the US and Israel are less likely to fuck with them and therefore they need to do less petty ante shit. Less likely to fuck with them militarily. But Iran has a significant population with secular/westernized inclinations. Should Iran obtain nukes, the US and Israel would likely wo...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Sep 2019, 14:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7924
Views: 308459

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

I was up late at night, as usual, looking for something to watch before I got sleepy, but jeebus it's a piece of shit! Multiple pieces of shit, actually. I actually sat through the first three episodes because I couldn't bring myself to believe that dialogue that stilted and character development, s...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Sep 2019, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2104
Views: 107962

Re: Home $weet Home

I don't get tiny houses at all. I mean, basically we're talking about a Home Depot shed with plumbing and electricity, right?
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Sep 2019, 11:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7924
Views: 308459

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

OHMYFRIGGINGAWD is The I Land bad!!!!!

OTOH, I guess it's nice to see Tommy Wiseau finally getting another shot.*

* -- Actually, I think Tommy could have done it better.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13170

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

And, FYI, the comment about them being dead to me after the TSA article was a joke. I do have concerns about them of late, but the TSA article is not actually what would drive me away. We knew that. To drive you away permanently, they'd probably have to adopt a policy of publishing articles only by...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks
Replies: 57
Views: 3408

Re: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks

And the part about how it's been the plot of upwards of a dozen Star Trek and Twilight Zone episodes.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 15:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32449

Re: Iran (so far away)

Arguably, China also fears a unified Korea allied with the U.S. Is China as frightened by Korea as the US is by Cuba? The U.S. hasn't been frightened by Cuba since the 1970s if you don't count classic car collectors worried the price of their '57 Chevys might take a hit. I don't know that China is ...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32449

Re: Iran (so far away)

Arguably, China also fears a unified Korea allied with the U.S.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 14:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 863
Views: 51194

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Better start brushing up on your croquet game.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 10:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 863
Views: 51194

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Mo wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 09:21
dhex wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 05:51
But Warren space ferns means we could one day grow space weed.

The thc count would be out of this world.
When did dhex start making dad jokes?
He's warming up to mingle with the Johnnies.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2019, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

Aresen wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 10:30
*I know they are talking about negative interest rates, but how negative are you going to go before people start putting money in socks?
When Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are set free, people will flock to invest in the housing market. Housing prices have never gone down, you know.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Sep 2019, 17:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9768
Views: 425326

Re: Petty annoyances

They don't make locks like they used to. Your basic pin tumbler key lock uses cheaper parts and aren't machined as carefully and as a result they don't last as long. Keys jam or become increasingly hard to insert and remove, usually because the pins that must align just right so that the cylinder ca...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Sep 2019, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

Eric the .5b wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 14:00
Highway wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 13:08
There's also that tweet from Pence's account that is obviously written by Trump. We know Pence is a sycophant, but that's a new level.
Pence has probably been having screaming fits in private that Trump's stayed in office this long.
It's hard to scream with Trump's stump in his mouth.
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Sep 2019, 20:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 51629

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

I wouldn't try to justify my position on whatever "first principles" means. Practically and politically, American society and government is what it is today because of America's past and I have no interest in tearing down the social order to begin at Libertarian Year Zero. Nor, in my opinion, is the...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Sep 2019, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 51629

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

I would distinguish between commercial wedding businesses, however their owners might characterize them, from religious institution. Yes, as recently disclosed, I have a dog in that fight, so to speak, and yes, I'm aware that the distinction between many organized religions, per se, and 'religious' ...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Sep 2019, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 51629

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

I'll repeat that we have become as open a society as we have managed to become in good measure because Title II forced people to do things they otherwise wouldn't have done until eventually the majority of them agreed it was the right thing to do. You got the cart before the horse. America didn't c...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Sep 2019, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 51629

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

No, on reflection, I think Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a necessary evil that led to a good end and one that should be extended to LGBT people, as well. No question it violates my libertarian sensibilities, but the result of forcing hotels, restaurants, etc. to serve African America...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Sep 2019, 14:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 51629

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

No, on reflection, I think Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a necessary evil that led to a good end and one that should be extended to LGBT people, as well. No question it violates my libertarian sensibilities, but the result of forcing hotels, restaurants, etc. to serve African American...
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Sep 2019, 17:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4320
Views: 197019

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

In WWI, the British Army's height requirement was 5'3". But there were enough healthy but shorter men that they ended up forming "bantam battalions", where the men were between 4'10" and 5'3". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantam_(military) Apparently, they agreed that short people had no reason to...
by D.A. Ridgely
31 Aug 2019, 20:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46209

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Jennifer wrote:
31 Aug 2019, 18:31
If we did, who would the America-loving patriots have left to criticize?
Shem
by D.A. Ridgely
31 Aug 2019, 18:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 761
Views: 46209

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Maybe you two should get a room.
by D.A. Ridgely
31 Aug 2019, 17:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2782
Views: 173515

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

So they straight up murder a couple guys and the case is... theft of government property? Those guys were military, so murdering them is destruction of government property. I assume it's an included lesser charge. No. I know drill instructors have been saying such things since WW II movies, but ser...
by D.A. Ridgely
31 Aug 2019, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6921
Views: 251963

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm not personally worried about an actual revolt from any part of the political spectrum, regardless. Trump will be gone in a year and a half or five and a half years and then he'll have to choose between cashing in and remaining a populist rabble-monger. I'm pretty confident which way he'll go. Ri...