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by Shem
Today, 01:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 458
Views: 6985

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I know people complain about it, but I don’t think it’s actually why they are mad. This is because you don't find arguments to fairness compelling. But a lot of people do. Not that I'm agreeing with Jason here, but arguments to fairness are much stronger when they're grounded in an articulable, rea...
by Shem
Yesterday, 23:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 458
Views: 6985

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

JasonL wrote:
Yesterday, 19:43
I know people complain about it, but I don’t think it’s actually why they are mad.
This is because you don't find arguments to fairness compelling. But a lot of people do.
by Shem
Yesterday, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182300

Re: Orange is the new President

post_id=439145 time=1553149404 user_id=100] I nominate the anti-McCain rant at the tank factory in Lima, OH as a potential bubble-popping point in the rise and fall of the Trumpocracy. All morals aside, from a purely show biz standpoint, I've never seen him bomb so badly. Even the crickets stopped ...
by Shem
20 Mar 2019, 23:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3273

Re: Antivaxxers

WTF, all of his kids were born after the vaccine was commercialized. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/kentucky-governor-deliberately-exposed-his-children-chickenpox-n985551 I'm sure the children will bless him when they develop shingles in 50 years or so. If that long. My cousin already g...
by Shem
20 Mar 2019, 21:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3273

Re: Antivaxxers

WTF, all of his kids were born after the vaccine was commercialized. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/kentucky-governor-deliberately-exposed-his-children-chickenpox-n985551 I'm sure the children will bless him when they develop shingles in 50 years or so. If that long. My cousin already g...
by Shem
17 Mar 2019, 22:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 758
Views: 32958

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 narro...
by Shem
17 Mar 2019, 18:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 758
Views: 32958

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

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.
by Shem
15 Mar 2019, 22:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 418
Views: 32798

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

They're pretty safe in the short term. You don't liquidate the bloody shirt.
by Shem
13 Mar 2019, 20:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182300

Re: Orange is the new President

I feel terrible about this but ... all that ever really interested me in this thread was Flynn. What happened to that guy? That story was really interesting. Like how you go from being a distinguished general to doing what seemed to amount to treason. He got bitch slapped by the judge for trying to...
by Shem
13 Mar 2019, 02:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3273

Re: Antivaxxers

by Shem
09 Mar 2019, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 746
Views: 31158

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

Pham Nuwen wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 18:32
Wasn't wikileaks proven to be a russian asset? Am I misremembering? No. No I won't google. I'm busy doing homework and just hopping over here for a break. Next thing I know, I'll be stuck here for the rest of the day.
Nobody ever clicks my links.
by Shem
09 Mar 2019, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 746
Views: 31158

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

Hugh Akston wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 15:03
You guys they put someone in jail for not testifying in court.
Guess some of us have trouble ginning up too much outrage over literally centuries of Anglo-American law.
by Shem
09 Mar 2019, 09:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 746
Views: 31158

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

thoreau wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 02:58
Like journalists (and unlike spies) Wikileaks publicizes what it receives.
Well, unless they don't. At this late date in history, WikiLeaks is about as much a journalism outfit as RT.
by Shem
08 Mar 2019, 10:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga
Replies: 33
Views: 655

Re: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga

That's a fine perspective to take if you're convinced you're winning the war of ideas among the general population. Does that feel like a good descriptor of the position you're in?
by Shem
07 Mar 2019, 23:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga
Replies: 33
Views: 655

Re: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga

If they don’t respond to your concerns they are going to burn the economy to the ground. And if you maintain separation trying to keep up supporting the Third Way, the economy gets burnt to the ground by the people who have already blown you off. A big part of where my brain is for the past five ye...
by Shem
28 Feb 2019, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 418
Views: 32798

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

They've been doing that for decades in Russia and Africa. Expanding it to Europe is new, though.
by Shem
28 Feb 2019, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 228122

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Andrew wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:48
JasonL wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:40
Is Momo the stupidest internet thing in 10 years? Discuss.
UMC white women will be our undoing.
What's wrong with Methodists?
by Shem
28 Feb 2019, 10:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182300

Re: Orange is the new President

dhex wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 07:28
one weird bit from the cohen circus yesterday is the threatening letters to institutions not to violate federal law by releasing test scores and other protected educational records.
You mean given that FERPA already makes it super ultra mega illegal?
by Shem
28 Feb 2019, 02:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182300

Re: Orange is the new President

The article misses the best part: after getting called out on it in real time by another Representative, he insisted that pointing out the racism of his elevation of a random Trump staffer to the post of Pope of Black people was itself the true racist behavior. That's what got me blackout whiteout i...
by Shem
27 Feb 2019, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182300

Re: Orange is the new President

I don't even think it's that conscious. I think there's a hole in his soul that he's desperate to fill with the praise he never got from his mother, and treating him like crap triggers him to try and win your over.
by Shem
27 Feb 2019, 21:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2432

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

If you had a stock pile of beanie babies, at least you could use them to throw at stupid people when they stupidded. Just as long as we only throw them at stupid people who borrow too much. If we threw them at stupid people who loaned too much then we hate capitalism and free markets and want to vo...
by Shem
27 Feb 2019, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182300

Re: Orange is the new President

How dare Congress bring in someone to testify before the House when he previously was caught lying to Congress. Instead, he should be getting confirmed by the Senate for a job with the administration. Or a lifetime appointment to SCOTUS. Or a pardon and a multi-million dollar job on the conservativ...
by Shem
26 Feb 2019, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2432

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

The lost their homes thing kind of drives me nuts. Of course they lost their homes. They couldn't pay for their homes. The good version of events is they never got those homes. Meanwhile, the banks get the assets back, then turn around and sell them at a profit once the crisis ends. While the peopl...
by Shem
26 Feb 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2432

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

There's this idea libertarians kick around that people broadly would like capitalism better if we didn't have bail outs, socialize losses and privatize gains and engage in crony capitalism. I think it's less "people would like capitalism better" and more "people would be more accepting of results t...
by Shem
23 Feb 2019, 20:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 758
Views: 32958

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

Is the outrage here more that he pretended it was MAGA-zombies out for his flesh and not just regular criminals being criminals? That's a lot of it. Plus, Lochte invented a crime after the fact to cover for the fact that he was being a drunken asshole in a foreign country while representing the Uni...