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by Shem
17 May 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

Given the time it will take for the cases to flow to the SCOTUS, no challenge to the Alabama and Missouri laws is likely to make it onto the docket before Jan 21, 2021. If the Blues get lucky Nov 3, 2020 and win control of the Senate, I would not be surprised to see them try to Impeach Kavanaugh. (...
by Shem
17 May 2019, 14:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1407
Views: 54002

Re: Inequality

I thought the underlying stupidity of the cartoon was that it's been done a million times before in far more clever ways.
by Shem
16 May 2019, 00:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2653
Views: 146486

Re: Video Games!

JasonL, have you seen this?



(We need a way to tag users for notification other than quotes)
by Shem
14 May 2019, 01:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1301
Views: 56625

Re: Random news finds

I'm curious if anyone has tended bar- do employers support you if you cut someone off, or is there pressure to keep serving? They do if they value their liquor license. Too many DUIs originating from your bar=liquor control board showing up and asking uncomfortable questions about your business pra...
by Shem
13 May 2019, 20:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1194
Views: 43931

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I didn't see it but that part seemed jarring after reading about it - after the bell rings and surrender is in place? That makes you a homicidal crazy person and that shouldn't come from nowhere. It doesn't come from nowhere. For one thing, Sansa, one of the few good judges of character the show ha...
by Shem
13 May 2019, 19:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1194
Views: 43931

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I didn't see it but that part seemed jarring after reading about it - after the bell rings and surrender is in place? That makes you a homicidal crazy person and that shouldn't come from nowhere. It doesn't come from nowhere. For one thing, Sansa, one of the few good judges of character the show ha...
by Shem
13 May 2019, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fishing for analogues
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: Fishing for analogues

The fact that fishermen could get integrated into urban trading economies, while herders still keep their cultural influences going, tells me that fishing cultures are/were probably closer to agricultural (to the extent that this classification scheme means anything). They need stable bases of oper...
by Shem
12 May 2019, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Ellie wrote:
12 May 2019, 13:29
Or nicely endowed?
Eh, in my experience the endowments of the student body are decidedly average.
by Shem
09 May 2019, 22:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42812

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

Uh, sure. Get back to me when there are mandatory respect the troops trainings at every company in america. Go to any HR department anywhere in america and say one thing each from each list and you let me know which one gets you fired. How hard is it to get deleted from platforms for comments from ...
by Shem
09 May 2019, 17:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42812

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

I don't live in the 1960s for one. When was the last organized, broadly participated in boycott like that? Do you have zero interaction with Christian Conservatives? It's like you Rip Van Winkled your way through decades of "we have to fight the homosexual anti-family assault on our families that H...
by Shem
09 May 2019, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42812

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

Yes. Which words are weapons is sports bar. Outside of a few weirdos, neither side disagrees with the statement. Despite being weirdos, the IDW peeps are not those weirdos or if they are, they get laryngitis when a lefty gets dinged. Ahh - so, yeah - I'd put it at like 80/20 in practice. Not 100/0,...
by Shem
09 May 2019, 11:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42812

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

To be fair, one of these groups of people is trying to get people they disagree with fired or canceled or whatever and the other is trying to be able to say things without having that be the result. And people on the right have spent literally decades not just trying to get people they disagree wit...
by Shem
03 May 2019, 00:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42812

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

Hugh Akston wrote:
02 May 2019, 22:43
Shem wrote:
02 May 2019, 21:37
What do they use for the "T?"
The one I saw today used an ankh, which has the ancient Egyptians covered I guess?
Never seen it. Have seen a "RESPECT" with an ankh, but that has a chrismon in the "P" position.
by Shem
02 May 2019, 21:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 906
Views: 42812

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

What do they use for the "T?"
by Shem
02 May 2019, 10:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 26
Views: 513

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

The funny thing is that in some ways, the answer is "the great majority of things we do in a (reasonably) free-market economy". I have heard repeated stories of visitors from Communist countries being introduced to the West and not being able to grasp "But how do you know how much anything should c...
by Shem
29 Apr 2019, 22:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1194
Views: 43931

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

And now, given that political issues are the only story issues unresolved, I wonder if the "bittersweet" ending GRR Martin promised will turn out to be: the dead are defeated, but Cersei keeps the Iron Throne and the good guys lose. I think it'll turn out the magical napalm is still under King's La...
by Shem
28 Apr 2019, 23:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 465
Views: 26196

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

Dr. Strange opened portals in space to bring them all to the same part of the battlefield at that moment. Why? Because he had used the Time Stone to learn that (1) even the most super-charged character in the story would need some help and (2) if all of the backup characters were female he could to...
by Shem
28 Apr 2019, 19:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 465
Views: 26196

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

That was the most boring "time travel heist" imaginable. It was like eating a plate of vegetables in order to get to dessert. The jokes were the only thing that kept it from being unbearable. It really drove home how much of the first movie was built in how awesome Thanos' character was, given that ...
by Shem
22 Apr 2019, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 111
Views: 3937

Re: Idiocracy is here

Aresen wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 12:29
nicole wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 11:02
This is the dumbest controversy I have ever heard of, I cannot fucking deal with this level of feigned idiocy

What's Easter-speak for "Season's Greetings?" ('Happy Egg-hunting' maybe?)
I believe it's "amen, come Lich-King Jesus."
by Shem
21 Apr 2019, 01:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1131
Views: 57181

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Painboy wrote:
20 Apr 2019, 16:09
Well if Facebook has taught me anything I'm pretty sure "owning" the other side of the aisle is the only qualification for a politician these days.
Say what you will about the tenets of Democratic Socialism, dude, at least it's an ethos.
by Shem
07 Apr 2019, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I was guilty of a no fucking way is this real life thing well past the final count. I had seen Nate Silver's forecasts that Trump had something like a 30% chance of winning, but I was still shocked and surprised the next morning when I found out. (I had stopped looking at the newsfeed the night bef...
by Shem
06 Apr 2019, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I would think the one lesson we would have gleaned from Hillary Clinton's overwhelming victory in 2016 is not to trust political polling. Why? The polls were, in aggregate, dead-on. Said she'd win the popular vote by three points, and win she did, by a bit more than 2.5. The votes were just too con...
by Shem
05 Apr 2019, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6350
Views: 194123

Re: Orange is the new President

I'd love to get a truth serum read on the thoreau's head space. And I'd love to get a truth serum read on why the most cynical people I know are so often eager to take the word of partisans when it comes to exonerating a Republican president. Hard to figure out why said cynics are happy to accept, ...