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by Aresen
41 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1138
Views: 38739

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

OK. We're all agreed, Nobody has to bake a cake for Alex Jones.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 35
Views: 358

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

I think she was trying to make a point about completely corrupted organizations. It's certainly not an exact metaphor, but I understood her point. It's also notable that the Catholic Church, like Wells Fargo, can be credited with some good works as well as terrible activities. I'm not sure the for-...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1138
Views: 38739

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

lunchstealer wrote:
Yesterday, 13:53
Andrew wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 19:16
If religious cake guy is responsible for baking a cake for whoever enters the door, Alex Jones ought to sue Facebook and the other tech companies in Colorado for excluding him from their services.
Under ADA for discrimination against the mentally disabled?
*High Fives lunchstealer*
by Aresen
Yesterday, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2840
Views: 90562

Re: I just don't get it

Ventilating bin laden is not ever going to be seen as a negative. Cause I mean cmon fuck that guy. Yeah I oppose it on the principle of if-you-can-arrest-him-arrest-him-and-put-his-ass-on-trial-and-then-maybe-hook-him-up-to-a-needle-if-we're-still-doing-that-sort-of-thing because the state shouldn'...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 11:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 35
Views: 358

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Agree it is awful. But it sounds 'democratic'.

Also, I think many Trump supporters would agree with this.
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133430

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 17:14
This whole thing about Brennan's security clearance is a good opportunity for people to consider why the government is allowed to withhold information from the public in the first place.
The real question is why Trump has a security clearance.
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

Re: Inequality

I'm saying hunter-gatherers were too foolish to invent modern medicine and birth control Actually the birth control thing might not be totally correct. There is some evidence that h/g peoples had various ways - some conscious and intentional, some not - of controlling their population. Later age of...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2840
Views: 90562

Re: I just don't get it

Rick Mercer is a Canadian leftist comedian whose primary schtick was "Talking to Americans" where he would ambush ordinary Americans to show how ignorant they were (usually of Canada). I hated the schtick both because it played into a popular Canadian Leftist prejudice and you absolutely know that t...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:04
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 335

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

Maximally aggressive, inflexible application of the rules is surely not a uniquely Trumpian thing, but it is something that they can be quite confident that the boss won't punish them for. "Our hands were tied" is the cry of both the incompetent and the evil among bureaucrats. Those with imaginatio...
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 23:19
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 335

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

For me, I worry every time I travel to or though the US that some USBPS person is going to decide I am suspect for some reason and I Wil get 'Red Flagged. Rationally, I can't come up with a reason why they would, but I still worry about it. A friend's son just got 'Red Flagged a few weeks ago becaus...
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18441

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

I would like to sit down, privately, with Alex Jones, and have a Frank conversation with him about what is and is not appropriate for a television entertainer to say and do, and about the existence of ethical lines that one should never, ever cross. "Frank", of course, is the name of my weedezater....
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 13:35
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 335

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

Mo wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 12:17
By this logic we should have deported Melania's folks who will be on the SS/M teet for a good long while.
Don't try to get me to support it.
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 11:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

Re: Inequality

Andrew wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 11:33
Given the rate of women dying in childbirth, I would think most women would be pretty leery of peasant or hunter-gatherer times.
Modern medicine is a main reason I prefer even the 'Age of Trump' to just about any time in the past, even so little as a decade ago.
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 10:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

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 Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 10:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18441

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

I'll just say that I understand the instinct to deplatform, but the who gets to decide thing is the whole thing and it is too scary to entertain, plus I do think that it is at a basic level healthy to have those voices in the open and responses to them constantly in the mix. It is very much my sens...
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 10:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 798
Views: 48843

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

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by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 09:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

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.
by Aresen
14 Aug 2018, 09:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

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 Aresen
13 Aug 2018, 23:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 493

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

I'm actually proud of my baklava. It was taught to be by a little old Greek lady who made me swear never to record the recipe anywhere. It has to be passed on person to person. If I ever attend a gathering, I'll make some to bring. Good baklava is hard to find. The best I ever had was in a little f...
by Aresen
13 Aug 2018, 23:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 493

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

Number 6 wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 23:42
Speaking of which, there should be another Gryllicon in the not-terribly-distant future.
Seconded.
by Aresen
13 Aug 2018, 21:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133430

Re: Orange is the new President

Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 19:54
thoreau wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 22:10
My view is that some politicians are less dishonest than others, and that's a good reason to see some as lesser evils, but all of them need to be monitored.
This is a stance I'm fine with.
Cosign. With the caveat that by 'monitored you mean 'wear an ankle bracelet 24/7'.
by Aresen
13 Aug 2018, 21:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18441

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

Wasn't there a story about some clerk grabbed a marker and wrote "Merry Christmas" on the cup when a customer complained.
by Aresen
13 Aug 2018, 21:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

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 Aresen
13 Aug 2018, 21:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1327
Views: 43592

Re: Inequality

Shared appreciatively by a friend of mine. Yikes. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38996274_2115021065407034_6429200153848053760_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&oh=c8d7c6a68c199536438343a257c365f4&oe=5BC89D97 https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38996274_2115021065407034_6429200153848053760_n...