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by lunchstealer
11 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1698
Views: 57215

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

in law, sometimes words matter, and I really don't love that the words 'mandate' and 'for everyone' and 'to buy a product from a set of approved businesses' are put together in a law. That there's a way to accomplish the same mathematical incentive without using those words makes the transgression w...
by lunchstealer
15 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 358
Views: 60201

Re: Damn database problems

Kwix wrote:
30 minutes ago
Getting pounded by bots? I see two registered users and 38!!! guests. Had a "two many connections" error on the first try.
That's the worst Chuck Tingle story ever. Or the best one. I'll let Ellie be the judge on that one.
by lunchstealer
Today, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 355
Views: 22002

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

Seen at a Kroger in Houston:
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by lunchstealer
Today, 15:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 393
Views: 21376

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

It makes me wonder if the switchblade ban could be overturned. Technically, the same argument should apply - they're "arms", and you can't outright ban them just because you don't like them - but they don't have the same historical and sporting appeal. The moral panic of "ZOMG EVERYONE CAN CARRY A ...
by lunchstealer
Today, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1698
Views: 57215

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Warren - it’s mathematically identical to raise taxes then deduct for everyone except those who don’t purchase insurance. Not similar. Identical. Don’t like ACA that’s fine but that’s not some kind of philosophical point about purchase vs government provision. Yeah but there are considerations beyo...
by lunchstealer
Today, 11:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158848

Re: Orange is the new President

Like I say, WaPo is late to the party on this one. Reason has had this story for at least a year. Then again, Reason as Clickhole....
by lunchstealer
Today, 03:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158848

Re: Orange is the new President

They’ve been claiming Trump voter status since Reason did a video about them last year sometime. Or possibly a month ago. Time has become a far more fickle illusion this term.
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 13:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1006
Views: 52768

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

yeah you gotta wear a bridle, but still bareback.
by lunchstealer
16 Dec 2018, 01:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 333
Views: 22176

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

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by lunchstealer
15 Dec 2018, 19:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1698
Views: 57215

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Dude is pretty well known partisan judge and his logic that a $0 mandate is the lynchpin of O-Care is pretty questionable. Especially, if the op-ed about it by a pair of law profs at CWRU (which totally looks like it's Welsh for "squirrel" or something) is correct, since the idea that it is the lyn...
by lunchstealer
15 Dec 2018, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1698
Views: 57215

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Federal judge in Texas rules individual mandate unconstitutional. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/politics/texas-aca-lawsuit/index.html I have not read the specific details of this ruling, but my gut is to agree with it. The mandate was my primary complaint about O-care in the first place: I have no...
by lunchstealer
14 Dec 2018, 04:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1698
Views: 57215

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Medicare reimbursements are about 80% of private insurance. Interestingly, I hung out with a friend of mine who said that O-care saved hospitals a ton of money because costs associated with EMTALA went away. So without looking at reduced costs (say administrative costs) it’s difficult to say what t...
by lunchstealer
13 Dec 2018, 13:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1157
Views: 80023

Re: Music for the Masses

In a just world, absolute shit like The Darkness would never have recorded an album and everybody would know Uncle Acid. The Darkness were always just a novelty act, weren't they? I certainly haven't heard anything from them since 2002, maybe '03. Whenever "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" and "Gi...
by lunchstealer
13 Dec 2018, 02:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The author is dead, but is the performer?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: The author is dead, but is the performer?

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by lunchstealer
11 Dec 2018, 19:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3007

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

We still miss Stevo but you're doing yeoman's work picking up the slack.
by lunchstealer
11 Dec 2018, 18:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 3007

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

Kirk Cousins is so anti-clutch that if you allowed clutch to come in contact with him, it would cause an explosion that would crack the Earth's crust. I read a really good article breaking him down a couple weeks ago. Basically the guy's a robot. On planned throws his timing and mechanics are perfe...
by lunchstealer
11 Dec 2018, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 75121

Re: Home $weet Home

Shelving-instead-of-cabinets is okay, if and only if you have a very effective hood over the stove. There is gas to the home, so it may be possible to retrofit a gas stove, but man I'm trying to think how you'd put in a hood over that stove without destroying the aesthetic, and coming up with things...
by lunchstealer
08 Dec 2018, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What if it all goes wrong? (2016 Edition)
Replies: 48
Views: 1009

Re: What if it all goes wrong? (2016 Edition)

Mo wrote:Also, Mattis, Chao and Kelly
Well one of those is on his way out.
by lunchstealer
07 Dec 2018, 00:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1014
Views: 62947

Re: Tiny Triumphs

This is a review of the Chase and Sanborn coffee can, not the coffee itself: of all the metal coffee cans I've converted into emergency space heaters, this can is probably the best because, while it has pretty much the same width as any standard-sized coffee can, it is several inches shorter from t...
by lunchstealer
06 Dec 2018, 19:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 48017

Re: Inequality

Also, weird tangent: I've a few times run into European lefties online who went on about how minimum wage laws don't exist in Europe because unions negotiate minimum wages privately. Naturally, this is completely false, with most European countries having statutory minimum wages, but I wonder how s...
by lunchstealer
06 Dec 2018, 13:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1260
Views: 32978

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

JD is speaking Korean some these days, so it didn't go that great, either.
by lunchstealer
06 Dec 2018, 00:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1260
Views: 32978

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

Someone did point out that an Olympics was held this year.
by lunchstealer
05 Dec 2018, 22:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 494
Views: 17496

Re: Op-ediots

Douthat wants David Brooks deep inside him.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/opin ... wasps.html
by lunchstealer
04 Dec 2018, 17:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1692
Views: 92984

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

I also wonder if superhero fatigue is going to finally start setting in at some point. I don't plan on seeing every Marvel movie as they come out as I did a few years ago. I'll wait for the reviews and make a decision. And in most cases if I do decide I need to see it, I'm still waiting for blu-ray...
by lunchstealer
04 Dec 2018, 02:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4221
Views: 161818

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

The Dakar Rally has been held in South America for the past ten years.