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by Jadagul
Today, 03:52
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 22
Views: 301

Re: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules

The other is luckily married to an American women so I think he's safe. I wouldn't bet on it. ICE has denied a visa application of a 4-year-old adopted child of two American citizens. https://kdvr.com/2018/08/09/colorado-parents-fighting-to-stop-legally-adopted-four-year-old-daughter-from-being-dep...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 23:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

I'd counter that hunter-gatherer existence was better when population densities were low and food was plentiful. When population densities were rising, I bet it really wasn't better for the people who weren't switching fast enough to a primarily agricultural way of life (as many hunter-gatherer soc...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 21:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

Weird, I thought the saintly socialist union agitators of the early twentieth century were responsible for the forty-hour work week. Doesn't that prove it's good? This. You have to wonder what history the guy read to come to the conclusion that a work-week of 40 hours/week was 'unnatural'. For most...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 21:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

Weird, I thought the saintly socialist union agitators of the early twentieth century were responsible for the forty-hour work week. Doesn't that prove it's good? This. You have to wonder what history the guy read to come to the conclusion that a work-week of 40 hours/week was 'unnatural'. For most...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 09:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

As for the 'short days of hunter gatherers, that does apply to th actual food collection, but they had to move around a lot, with many days spent just going from place to place on foot. Lifting in temporary shelters wasn't great, either. This depends on the group and the local conditions. My unders...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 08:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

Weird, I thought the saintly socialist union agitators of the early twentieth century were responsible for the forty-hour work week. Doesn't that prove it's good? This. You have to wonder what history the guy read to come to the conclusion that a work-week of 40 hours/week was 'unnatural'. For most...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 07:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

Weird, I thought the saintly socialist union agitators of the early twentieth century were responsible for the forty-hour work week. Doesn't that prove it's good? This. You have to wonder what history the guy read to come to the conclusion that a work-week of 40 hours/week was 'unnatural'. For most...
by Jadagul
13 Aug 2018, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

So, I really don't believe the "class consciousness" angle, although I find Mo's suggestion of social pressure and "no one went broke buying IBM" somewhat compelling. I also wonder how significant the government definition of full-time employment being 40 hours a week is in anchoring work weeks. But...
by Jadagul
13 Aug 2018, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1322
Views: 43366

Re: Inequality

The answer people (who have given this issue serious thought, which is a minority) will give you is that capitalists are surprisingly aware of their interest as a class , and are completely and surprisingly willing to pass up profit in the short term to preserve the class interests of capitalists ag...
by Jadagul
13 Aug 2018, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5696
Views: 132839

Re: Orange is the new President

Thinking we should crack down on police abuses isn't something I've changed my mind about in the past two years.
by Jadagul
13 Aug 2018, 04:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5696
Views: 132839

Re: Orange is the new President

Distrust of the political class probably does encourage corruption, on the margin. Because why shouldn't our guy get his? Corruption almost certainly encourages distrust of the political class. I agree it is a self-reinforcing cycle, which is why it is more important to demand that the elites follo...
by Jadagul
11 Aug 2018, 22:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5696
Views: 132839

Re: Orange is the new President

Distrust of the political class probably does encourage corruption, on the margin. Because why shouldn't our guy get his?

Corruption almost certainly encourages distrust of the political class.
by Jadagul
08 Aug 2018, 21:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Not At All Secret Gryll (athon) For Grylliade
Replies: 27
Views: 3763

Re: Not At All Secret Gryll (athon) For Grylliade

I find it really weird how there's like one whole world of people who find Paypal literally impossible to use (and dubs is included in this because he somehow completely fucked up his account years ago) and then another one of people who use it like constantly (which includes myself). I mean consta...
by Jadagul
08 Aug 2018, 21:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1862
Views: 106248

Re: Towing the Lion

Towing el león : "Bendo una guitara agustica" (rough translation: "I am saling an agoustic gitar") See, stuff like this is why I raise an eyebrow when speakers of other languages insist that their language and orthography are completely rational. The only word this person got right was "una". (It s...
by Jadagul
04 Aug 2018, 19:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1340
Views: 45679

Re: cars and how they get that way

Traffic flow has these really extreme tipping point effects where a minor disturbance in one place can propagate and jam up large swaths of road. This guy has some really good writing about it. Dense traffic is like a supersaturated solution: it might be stable on its own, but add in a crystallizati...
by Jadagul
03 Aug 2018, 10:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1340
Views: 45679

Re: cars and how they get that way

California, also, for the most part, also has pretty long merge lanes. Aside from on the old highways, like the 110 in Pasadena. The 110 there also is conveniently very windy, which is great for visibility. The 110 is a lot of fun to drive on in good conditions, but such a pain to merge on. I do fi...
by Jadagul
26 Jul 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1604
Views: 51966

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

What would actually have to change about the current legal/social/insurance status quo, to make price transparency a thing? Such incidents as Welch's "This will be 800 bucks -- [ procedure is done, so it's now too late for Welch to back out ] -- wait, did I say eight hundred? Nope, I actually meant...
by Jadagul
25 Jul 2018, 03:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4166
Views: 150128

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Sauteed bell peppers go in every sauce. Just like onions and celery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_trinity_(cuisine)
by Jadagul
24 Jul 2018, 13:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 139
Views: 11088

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

I suspect this is somewhat related to the fact that English doesn't, technically, have a future tense . "Will" is a modal auxiliary that takes the same grammatical role as words like "might" or "would", and can in fact represent action in the present time (Language log gives the example of "That wil...
by Jadagul
24 Jul 2018, 02:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5696
Views: 132839

Re: Orange is the new President

After the Helsinki debacle, I wondered if it would have any effect on his approval on the Red side: I fear you may be right, Highway and lunchstealer. And that is depressing. I am going to be watching 538 closely for the next couple of days for any sign of a dip in his approval. Apparently not. The...
by Jadagul
23 Jul 2018, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5696
Views: 132839

Re: Orange is the new President

I do like the line by, I think Julian Sanchez, that it sort of puts paid to the story about the overwhelming influence of the Georgetown cocktail party circuit on policy. This is a prime opportunity to rack up cocktail party circuit points. No one is taking it. Maybe you're providing a synopsis of ...
by Jadagul
23 Jul 2018, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5696
Views: 132839

Re: Orange is the new President

Team Shem on the incentives. There is no horizon beyond the next election they’ve already done and said too much to stay in power. All they care about is current electoral liability among their base. I do like the line by, I think Julian Sanchez, that it sort of puts paid to the story about the ove...
by Jadagul
20 Jul 2018, 06:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ragequits
Replies: 26
Views: 393

Re: Ragequits

X-Com Terror from the Deep. Oh, yes, definitely. Do you know the backstory to that one? The bug in the original X-Com where the difficulty kept getting ramped down early in the game, so it seemed to easy. Then they ended up making it so that the difficulty that was supposed to be impossible in the ...
by Jadagul
20 Jul 2018, 05:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ragequits
Replies: 26
Views: 393

Re: Ragequits

Mo wrote:
20 Jul 2018, 05:08
X-Com Terror from the Deep.
Oh, yes, definitely.

Do you know the backstory to that one?
by Jadagul
17 Jul 2018, 17:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 461
Views: 20031

Re: Ladyfashun

A bodkin---that's the thing you use to yourself quietus make, right?