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by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 461
Views: 28232

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

IIRC, the first 'concentration camps' to be called that were created by the British to 'concentrate' the Boers during the Boer War. They were more aimed at depriving the Boers of civilian support than extermination, although I believe the death rate was appalling. That was the first widespread use ...
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 00:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 461
Views: 28232

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

Eric the .5b wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 22:40
Maybe say something of your own instead of editing my posts.
I didn't see who I was quoting. It was not my intent to mock or slight.
by lunchstealer
18 Jun 2019, 16:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89626

Re: Home $weet Home

When we moved into the current place a few years ago now, the fridge was french doors with freezer on the bottom. I initially hated it, but it's actually grown on me. My only complaint is that the freezer drawer could have had a more modular set up or options becasue as it is now, the main space is...
by lunchstealer
18 Jun 2019, 15:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2709
Views: 157630

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

I stayed at a lodge in the Galapagos where instead of cabins they had luxury tents, but I don't consider it glamping because they were more-or-less fixed and because one didn't cook at the tent, because there was a lounge and dining room for breakfast and dinner. And they were plumbed with cold and ...
by lunchstealer
18 Jun 2019, 15:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3919
Views: 242519

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Andrew wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 14:14
Right up until they rip your flesh.
Still adorbs.
by lunchstealer
18 Jun 2019, 15:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89626

Re: Home $weet Home

When we moved into the current place a few years ago now, the fridge was french doors with freezer on the bottom. I initially hated it, but it's actually grown on me. My only complaint is that the freezer drawer could have had a more modular set up or options becasue as it is now, the main space is...
by lunchstealer
18 Jun 2019, 13:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3919
Views: 242519

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Otters are clearly the best mustelids, and really the best mammals, weasels are actually super adorbs, too.

by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 391850

Re: Petty annoyances

dead_elvis wrote:It's just brilliant that Apple puts the dictation options in the Keyboard preferences, and not in, say, the dictation portion of Accessibility, where I logically looked getting more and more frustrated and angry until googling. WTF.
Apparently you just aren't intuitive enough, DE.
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

If you’re going to talk about balance, then shouldn’t PDs have equal or lower case loads to prosecutors? My point is less about public defenders qua public defenders, but about negative rights requiring positive rights, but somehow not counting as positive rights. The defense of a right should stan...
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 10:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 346
Views: 28869

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Cannibalism tho? They're not the same species. Or genus. Or family. Or order. That's cannibalism in the way a human eating a rabbit is cannibalism. A person eating a Neanderthal? Neanderthal are the same species, different subspecies. H. sapiens sapiens vs H. sapiens neandertalis. Rabbits are same ...
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 02:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2429
Views: 120229

Re: Twitter!

Mo wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 19:26
This fucking lobster has better penmanship than my 5 year old. (I know the lobster isn’t writing)
Oh dear christ I almost posted that it was a crayfish not a lobster. I know I'm metaposting it, but the point is the impulse.
by lunchstealer
13 Jun 2019, 02:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 346
Views: 28869

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Cannibalism tho?

They're not the same species. Or genus. Or family. Or order.

That's cannibalism in the way a human eating a rabbit is cannibalism.
by lunchstealer
06 Jun 2019, 23:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 731299

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Hickenlooper is among the least crazy, unless he thinks he has ever had a shot at the nom. I mean he just got booed for telling people that socialism isn't really as awesome as they think.
by lunchstealer
06 Jun 2019, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30738

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Whitman was married, and his notes before killing his mother and wife weren't the kind of invective you'd get from an incel or similarly disaffected person. ETA and as Shem says, glioblastoma is a shitty shitty drug. It's what McCain had when he went wonky in ... I think it was Comey's hearing. A fr...
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 20:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1975
Views: 89626

Re: Home $weet Home

We didn't get this house either. I am a sad panda. :( https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6235-Saulsbury-St-Arvada-CO-80003/13726881_zpid/ Damn. Not surprised it got bid out from under you, though. Thats a lotta house for the Arvada money. Hell if we'd gotten our search off the ground already we mig...
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 775
Views: 34729

Re: Putin on the Writs

Huh. Wikipedia suggests that the Navy is still operating P3s. I don't know if this is current info or not.
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 19:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 305
Views: 5368

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

I can talk about abortion without murdered babies. Well maybe you can. But for a lot of people abortion is in fact murdering babies. I once objected to some dumbass saying that gentrification was genocide. I didn't address the underlying point that gentrification can disrupt communities and their n...
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 305
Views: 5368

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Huh. Forty six days.
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 775
Views: 34729

Re: Putin on the Writs

I mean, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hainan_Island_incident

And the only thing that was remarkable about that is that the fighter actually hit the EP-3. But this happens all the time without a collision.
by lunchstealer
05 Jun 2019, 05:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208102

Re: Orange is the new President

I find the "illegal immigrants are getting free stuff from our system" line kind of disgusting. Like, why should I feel better about naturally born US citizens getting free stuff from our system. I actually have more compassion for someone fleeing some failed state, leaving everyone and everything ...
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208102

Re: Orange is the new President

The "illegal immigrants are getting free stuff from our system" I think is one of the biggest obstacles to getting people to change their views on immigration any. In my conversations with various more open minded conservatives, even when they're perfectly fine letting in educated immigrants, they ...
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 16:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2709
Views: 157630

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

Is comedy not drama.

It's about vampires the way Archer is about spies.
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30738

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

OK, yes. Makes sense; the 'other-ing' component of the incels' dysfunction makes them worse. Like, murderers vs. suicides. In some cases, literally. This is something I've been pondering WRT mass public shootings. They're hugely self-destructive acts, often ending with suicide-by-cop or straight su...
by lunchstealer
04 Jun 2019, 11:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2709
Views: 157630

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

They also play more with the documentary conceit than most pseudodocumentaries like The Office and Modern Family, which I appreciate.