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by Aresen
Yesterday, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Warren wrote:
Yesterday, 15:21
And I think you're delusional if you think the security state is worse now that it was under W. And it didn't get any better under Obama.
? Just what parts of the security state have been rolled back since the Patriot Act got passed?
by Aresen
Yesterday, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

We've had president trump. Can we really find a reason to not elect john mcafee as our next president? *waves tiny American flag* Yeah that sounds good in theory. But just look at the Trump years. Every day should be a laugh riot with our Clown In Chief, but noooooo all the humor gets sucked right ...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62984

Re: Inequality

After reading the above, the whole thing seems way over-simplified. In any school with more than 500 students I have ever seen, there are numerous cliques and factions: The Grinds - the kids who study hard and are serious about school, but at least socially functional. The Nerds/dweebs - social outc...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 01:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62984

Re: Inequality

Sadly, there's no reasonable term for people whose wealth exceeds $1 million yet vastly falls short of even $10 million, let alone a billion, but the notion that someone with net assets of a million dollars being somehow fabulously wealthy hasn't been true for decades. Hell, that's not even the pri...
by Aresen
15 Jul 2019, 19:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4298
Views: 187386

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

There is a Summer Version of Seasonal Affective Disorder. While seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is common during the short, cold days of winter, perhaps one in ten SAD sufferers experiences his or her depression during the summer months. “Both summer SAD and winter SAD people can experience the fu...
by Aresen
15 Jul 2019, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

JasonL wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 17:48
What you guys want John McAfee to carry that burden alone?
I think the best thing about John McAfee for President is that, by the time he gets done checking a bill for bugs or errors, it will have timed out.
by Aresen
15 Jul 2019, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62984

Re: Inequality

That argument can be difficult for libertarians to counter because, through most of history, that is how the rich got rich: By stealing stuff from the poor. The situation is made worse because those who are already rich have the initial capital to get a capitalist society going and tend to remain on...
by Aresen
15 Jul 2019, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

lunchstealer wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 13:06
Painboy wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 12:49
Mo wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 09:20
I like how all these libertarians have gotten on board with, "Actually, free trade is really bad," once Trump won.
Like who?
Does the H&R commentariat count as libertarian?
Not until they bathe.
by Aresen
15 Jul 2019, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1940
Views: 129298

Re: Towing the Lion

Kolohe wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 13:04
Jeffrey Epstein attorneys will argue for bail today and cited his "spotless 14-year record of walking the straight arrow." https://t.co/6MjkEgHk1S via @usatoday
So many tasteless jokes....
by Aresen
15 Jul 2019, 16:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Mo wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 15:46
I thought it might be a play on Mary Sue, like his supporters are wishcasting their idealized perfect person on him.
That was my first thought.
by Aresen
14 Jul 2019, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6586
Views: 221479

Re: Orange is the new President

“Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly...... ....and viciously telling the people of the ...
by Aresen
14 Jul 2019, 19:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6586
Views: 221479

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump used racist language on Sunday to attack progressive Democratic congresswomen, falsely implying they weren't natural-born American citizens. Trump did not name who he was attacking in Sunday's...
by Aresen
14 Jul 2019, 10:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128222

Re: Twitter!

The use of the royal we is more infuriating than the insistence that five deaths over two years is notable in any sense beyond the orgasmic release that clearly comes from using the royal we unnecessarily. As long as the bodies can be picked up to keep from ruining the view, I would be okay with a ...
by Aresen
13 Jul 2019, 23:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 937

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

I also saw this one particular goblet which, at first glance and from a distance (without my glasses on), looked like an ornate heavy pewter thing, though on closer inspection it was obviously a cheap plastic decoration from a Halloween store. You just reminded me that quality glass was incredibly ...
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 23:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

TNR pulled it for its "invasive content", whatever that means.
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 462
Views: 17561

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

He's retired. He has nothing but time. That's how retirement works, right? Well, I have money, too. That's how retirement works best. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expendi...
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248151

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I have always felt that Maduro gets more of the blame for the state of Venezuela's economy than he deserves. Most of the nationalizations and undermining of markets took place under Chavez, who had the good fortune to die before everything actually fell apart. TBS, I think Chavez would have been wor...
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 13:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 462
Views: 17561

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:35
Better still, I can retire to England and we'll be able to afford servants!
Servants with titles!
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248151

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Communist/socialist. Fascism also has a nationalist/militarist, usually ethnonationalist flavor, and I don't recall much of that out of Chavez or Maduro. I mean, they're militarist, but in a way that's very socialist-totalitarian rather than the other thing. More Tito less Mussolini. Chavez was 'in...
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 462
Views: 17561

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

I am beginning to wish for a 'No-Deal Brexit' (sorry, Mo) just so everyone gets to see how much a cluster-can-fuck. From my reading of the British papers, it looks like PM BoJo is a forgone conclusion. His backers seem convinced that he can 'force' the EU to give them a 'better deal'. If anything, t...
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248151

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm just too tired of lefties calling everything they dislike or oppose "fascist" to actually get far into the article. The weak being expected to serve the strong—and for them to be told to act happy about it, and for the society to justify this hierarchy as good and natural—was the norm of human ...
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Well, he did. Eventually.

tl:dr - Pete Buttigieg should smash the state because otherwise he's part of the patriarchy.
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12165
Views: 740617

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Team Warren. After about 2 pages of New Yorker-ish anecdotes and aimless wandering about the topic without getting to the point, I gave up.
by Aresen
12 Jul 2019, 10:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248151

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm just too tired of lefties calling everything they dislike or oppose "fascist" to actually get far into the article. The weak being expected to serve the strong—and for them to be told to act happy about it, and for the society to justify this hierarchy as good and natural—was the norm of human ...
by Aresen
11 Jul 2019, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248151

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Painboy wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 22:01
Well this guy sounds like he'd be fun at parties.

The Lion King’ is a fascistic story. No remake can change that
Paywalled, but I can catch the drift from the headline.