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by lunchstealer
Today, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

It is exactly what people are doing when asked "What's the legal basis for deploying ground troops to Syria?" Pretty much. The post-9/11 AUMF seems to be treated as authorization to get involved in any fight where at least one combatant is either a Muslim or has Muslim friends. ... or is brown. Wel...
by lunchstealer
Today, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

Warren wrote:
Yesterday, 20:00
lunchstealer wrote:
Yesterday, 19:51
I wonder if Trump knows that shouting "9/11" at the top of your lungs isn't actually a legal argument.
Isn't it?
I wonder if I know that shouting, "Shouting '9/11' at the top of your lungs isn't actually a legal argument," isn't actually a legal argument.

:oops: :cry: :evil:
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 19:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

I wonder if Trump knows that shouting "9/11" at the top of your lungs isn't actually a legal argument.
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 19:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

It’s definitely a thing. And at first I feel bad for people. But then I realize they’re angry in an uncool way and I’m like...oh, another one of these. Why are there so many? I blame online dating or something. They seem to have a lot of complaints about women’s profiles having height requirements ...
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

The nice thing about being tall is that I know where I stand. I know it's because I'm an asshole.
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 316
Views: 15150

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Dictatopia has always seemed like a good harm-reduction route.
by lunchstealer
18 Apr 2018, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Also apparently they mean it when they say keep your seatbelts fastened in flight ... :(
by lunchstealer
18 Apr 2018, 13:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 490
Views: 41351

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

I figured they just stayed in the driveway and honked the horn. horn! get it? rhino? honking the horn? see, it's funny because rhinos have literal horns on their noses, but also honking the horn of a car is a common way to announce your presence. it's even funnier because it implies that the rhino ...
by lunchstealer
18 Apr 2018, 13:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

This looks terrible, but artist sketches are notoriously bullshit even when the person is really trying. I mean, the one actual witness to the Unabomber attack ended up accidentally giving a sketch of a completely different person. So the sketch of the hoodie dude with the awesome 'stache and kickas...
by lunchstealer
17 Apr 2018, 18:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1258
Views: 40746

Re: cars and how they get that way

My car history is mostly cushy to moderate rides. My history is pretty much: '69 Fairlane 500 wagon, ('84 Crown Vic wagon)*, ('90 Ford Ranger), '77 Caprice Classic wagon, '92 Taurus wagon, '00 Volvo C70 coupe, '00 Audi Allroad wagon, '08 Subaru Outback, ('08 Kia Rio). Of those the Kia, Ranger, and F...
by lunchstealer
17 Apr 2018, 16:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 64
Views: 1821

Re: Alternate histories

Changes in weather patterns are likely to have more of an effect, especially if it changes where glaciation happens, which it should. Caveat that we're getting WAY into hypotheticals now, but I suspect it would marginal differences here and there rather than wholesale. Where it could make a differen...
by lunchstealer
17 Apr 2018, 04:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 64
Views: 1821

Alternate histories

I gotta think continental drift goes completely different (but not necessarily just 'the opposite') if the earth's spin is reversed. I doubt it. Coriolis effects are pretty tiny compared to the forces at work in tectonics, especially at the very low relative velocities. It makes a difference in flu...
by lunchstealer
17 Apr 2018, 04:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2154
Views: 87961

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

I recently had one of those moments where someone I haven't thought of in years just randomly popped into my head and I thought, hmmm I wonder if that person is still alive and oh my, he had just died like the day before :shock: He's not a household name but I grew up reading him and outdoorsy type...
by lunchstealer
16 Apr 2018, 19:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120163

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

JasonL wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 14:33
70 on Saturday. 40 yesterday. Snowing today. 60 Tomorrow. 70 Wednesday. Madness.
That's normal Denver weather for five months of the year, and only slightly abnormal for another three or four months. Wednesday to today was 80, 75, snow, 55, 65, 70.
by lunchstealer
16 Apr 2018, 18:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1258
Views: 40746

Re: cars and how they get that way

That's what I drive, and I like it. Enough power without enticing me to go nuts. Great gas mileage on mine with the energy recapture system that charges a supercapacitor while coasting/ breaking But does it have enough power to tow a lion? https://thesoniashow.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/quietyou.j...
by lunchstealer
16 Apr 2018, 15:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1258
Views: 40746

Re: cars and how they get that way

A friend is looking at getting a new hatchback, so I went along on some test drives. The Mazda 3 hatchback with the 2.5 engine was impressive. It felt like a driver's car and not just a transportation appliance for someone who hates cars. The digital screen in the center of the dash was not a good ...
by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2018, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115419

Re: When journalism goes bad

They have a point about the EAT MOR CHIKIN campaign. That shit is creepy af.
by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2018, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 17:21
Now, shall we get our protein from aborted fetuses, or from prisoners executed for aborting fetuses?
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by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1787
Views: 92145

Re: Towing the Lion

History is unintelligently designed.
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2018, 20:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120163

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

OMG it's 78 in the house. I don't want to have to turn on the AC, it's only April.
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2018, 16:59
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Pot gets a Boehner
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Pot gets a Bhoener

Having a friend or family member, someone you know is a decent person, in a demonized group can make someone rethink their previous opinions. Especially given that many people opt to disown loved ones who turn out to be in some demonized out-group, up to and including kicking out their gay kids,, I...
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2018, 15:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 15:00
Eh, plenty of liberals have said all sorts of shit.

The real question is how much prominence those liberals can lay claim to.
Is TNC up there with Ann Coulter among respective righties/lefties?
by lunchstealer
10 Apr 2018, 22:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1634
Views: 83427

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

I love how every shitty action movie now has to have an attractive Chinese person (or many) who take part in saving the day. The macho American (for these purposes, Statham is American) can still play the lead, but there are market forces at play that force a very specific kind of diversity in films...
by lunchstealer
10 Apr 2018, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

Ken White has an op-ed today in the NYT that breaks it down pretty well.

This seems like a legit big deal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/opin ... -raid.html