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by Aresen
30 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2297
Views: 105279

Re: Twitter!

On the 16th anniversary of the Iraq War, Ari Fleischer posts a whiny Twitter thread explaining why the war boosters were wrong for the right reasons, whereas the war opponents were right for the wrong reasons, so even though shitloads of people died in that war it's unfair to, like, criticize those...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 13:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1056
Views: 60553

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

You'd think people would have figured out the Streisand effect by now.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 72
Views: 2893

Re: Antivaxxers

Just when you couldn't dislike anti-vaxxers more: Her son died. And then anti-vaxers attacked her Not long ago, a 4-year-old boy died of the flu. His mother, under doctor's orders, watched his two little brothers like a hawk, terrified they might get sick and die, too. Grieving and frightened, just ...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 294
Views: 13969

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

nicole wrote:
Yesterday, 07:29
Okay guys, I’m in the Yang Gang now.

So, we're talking about the Yang Gang Wang Bang?
by Aresen
18 Mar 2019, 22:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 217
Views: 11810

Re: MARCH MADNESS

Warren wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 19:38
I expect to be annihilated in the first round with no more than four of my teams still alive in the sweet 16.
Mine are done. Totally in ignorance. Do you want to have a low-ball competition?
by Aresen
18 Mar 2019, 21:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21249

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Call it an argument from despair. I was merely pointing out that it ain't gonna happen. Do I have a solution? No. Retraining convicts is probably a good idea, but it's not just the Arpaio fans who will argue against it - you will also have a fight with every trades group that has managed to get the ...
by Aresen
18 Mar 2019, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1712
Views: 61345

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Related to my comment on the other thread regarding kids' fevers, I feel like all the horror stories you would read in libertarian/conservative publications about the horrors of NHS and socialized health care are bullshit. Granted, I haven't tried to get a hip replacement, but for all of the health...
by Aresen
18 Mar 2019, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21249

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Prisons already provide food, shelter, and clothing to prisoners, all of which law-abiding citizens are expected to provide for themselves. And if the end product of incarceration is a person who makes the world better by being productive rather than an unemployable wreck who falls right back into ...
by Aresen
18 Mar 2019, 00:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 758
Views: 32613

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

Let's see: Avoiding eye contact Delayed speech and communication skills Reliance on rules and routines Being upset by relatively minor changes Unexpected reactions to sounds, tastes, sights, touch and smells Difficulty understanding other people’s emotions Focusing on or becoming obsessed by a narr...
by Aresen
17 Mar 2019, 20:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 758
Views: 32613

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

Shem wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 18:50
dhex wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 18:14
JasonL wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 14:30
Of course there are. You ever seen the “save your dog or save a stranger” results? Yeah.
The larger issue is they think cats can be autistic
No, the larger issue is that they think any cat is *not* autistic.
Narcissistic, definitely. Sometimes manic. Not sure about autistic.
by Aresen
17 Mar 2019, 11:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21249

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

I can see people who cannot afford to get the education or therapist on their own dime strenuously objecting to giving the same gratis to people who have committed a crime. Not that they would commit crimes to get said benefits, just that they would be aggrieved. People already have copious access ...
by Aresen
16 Mar 2019, 23:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21249

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Prisons already provide food, shelter, and clothing to prisoners, all of which law-abiding citizens are expected to provide for themselves. And if the end product of incarceration is a person who makes the world better by being productive rather than an unemployable wreck who falls right back into ...
by Aresen
16 Mar 2019, 10:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21249

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Gavin Newsom calls a moratorium on executions in CA California Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign a sweeping order on Wednesday putting an executive moratorium on California's troubled death penalty, thus ordering a reprieve for the 737 people on death row. The action suspends any further executions in Ca...
by Aresen
16 Mar 2019, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9522
Views: 369706

Re: Petty annoyances

Stores that sell ONLY "Free Range Chicken"*

Oh, wonderful.
You gave it a good life.
Happy grubbing for grubs.
You sang 'kumbaya' to it.
Let it play.

Then you murdered it.


*(Of course, I have no way of knowing if it actually was 'free range.)
by Aresen
16 Mar 2019, 00:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2325
Views: 157232

Re: Market Failure!

Not to beat a dead horse but I'm really flabbergasted on this one. There is simply no such thing as a simple audio breakout cable that includes digital input for input to iOS. There's an analog input adapter for iPhone, but no digital. What century is this? Due to picking a firewire interface over ...
by Aresen
15 Mar 2019, 20:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21925

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

So Marvel has officially suspended production of GotG3 , which tells me that they have already gone down the list of replacement directors, all of whom mysteriously declined to work with the company whose official policy is to fire people based on the bad faith fauxtrage of alt-right Twitter trolls...
by Aresen
15 Mar 2019, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 294
Views: 13969

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mo wrote:
15 Mar 2019, 15:08
Ok this is genuinely interesting. Beto was in Cult of the Dead Cow.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/sp ... o-orourke/
I am disappointed. A hacking group? With that name, I was hoping for Space Aliens and cattle mutilation.
by Aresen
15 Mar 2019, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 418
Views: 32660

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

Not sure if there's an emojus for "jaw hitting the floor" but this is some serious spy movie stuff: In broad daylight, masked assailants infiltrated North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, restrained the staff with rope, stole computers and mobile phones, and fled the scene in two luxury vehicles. The gro...
by Aresen
15 Mar 2019, 18:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1361
Views: 62922

Re: Setec Astronomy

Mo wrote:
18 Feb 2019, 08:50
I suspect the Brits feel they can mitigate malicious Chinese hacking of Chinese telecom equipment because they've spent years keeping out malicious spying code from gear from US manufacturers.
That's a burn.
by Aresen
14 Mar 2019, 22:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 217
Views: 11810

Re: MARCH MADNESS

lunchstealer wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 20:38
This is true, because I just looked and apparently my name for bracket purposes is 'Dave-O-Rama'.

Still not much help with the stupidity, though.
Ellie totally wins with her bracket name. (I'm not telling, you have to go look.)
by Aresen
14 Mar 2019, 22:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21925

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

thoreau wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 18:37
Thanos was unable to kill Hawkeye, but he did turn some of his hairs to dust. Now Hawkeye must fight the mad Titan with the only weapon that makes sense when fighting a super-powerful alien armed with infinity stones: A bow and arrow.
In any superheroverse, that makes total sense.
by Aresen
14 Mar 2019, 17:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 315
Views: 8784

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

This could go in the "Orange is the New President" thread as well: Donald Trump: Theresa May ‘didn’t listen’ to me on Brexit U.S. President Donald Trump said Theresa May "didn't listen" to his ideas on how to negotiate Brexit, and a second vote on EU membership would be "very unfair to the people th...
by Aresen
14 Mar 2019, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3412
Views: 148575

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

JasonL wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 16:56
Tornadoes touching down near my house. I'm riding it out at work, wife at home, horse in the open.
Stay safe. And avoid Ruby Slippers.
by Aresen
14 Mar 2019, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19825

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Jadagul wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 16:44
Tuco wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 07:08
I can't even imagine not watching the sun come up.
Me either. That's how you know it's time to go to bed.
Jadagul wins the thread.
by Aresen
14 Mar 2019, 13:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 217
Views: 11810

Re: MARCH MADNESS

Thank you for clarifying. Now, how do I enter Rachel's competition? Click the link and sign in with your Yahoo ID. Did you get that far? There's a lot of clicking after that. I tried, but I appear to have completely screwed up, since I was a) not able to generate a name, but was assigned a dumb one...