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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296570

Re: Orange is the new President

Various states are canceling GOP primaries in order to help Trump:

by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 406
Views: 83093

Re: Damn database problems

So this thing where everybody can log in EXCEPT the ones with "advanced level" access -- okay, I can kind of understand that. Presumably, it's because when you look at ALL of the code or script or whatever actually "creates'' this forum and the accounts on it, the mod accounts have "something" extra...
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 23:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 406
Views: 83093

Re: Damn database problems

Shit, I forgot Six is a Moderator too. Something about this code specifically locks mods out? Has anyone spoken to Rachel lately?

Is David's account accessible? If none of the mods can get in as themselves, how the devil is the correction supposed to be made even after the fix is released?
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1901
Views: 85770

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Welcome to Coffeyville, Kansas, where the judge has no law degree, debt collectors get a cut of the bail, and Americans are watching their lives — and liberty — disappear in the pursuit of medical debt collection: When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested https://features.propublica.org...
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 13:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 671
Views: 21399

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

(And if I didn't post such a thing here, I did write a couple blog posts on the theme, at least one of which got reprinted as an op-ed column -- that particular one was long-enough ago that I didn't think Trump would actually win, but used his fans, and the Sanders fans on the left, as examples of ...
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 585
Views: 27638

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Shem wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 12:03
Kill cable news.
Or bring back the fairness doctrine.
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 12:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 146
Views: 11567

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Apparently there was a fan theory that Darlene nd Dom were going to die together in a plane crash (though I didn't bother going through all the reddit threads to find the evidence for it).
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 12:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 671
Views: 21399

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Like Jennifer, I am definitely seeing more than I remember in the past of overt "let's outlaw being rich and take all the rich people's money", and remember that I live in NYC, which has always had a significant hard-left population. I've seen comments in the past, from across the political spectru...
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 02:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 671
Views: 21399

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

I can't recall which search terms to use to find it, but -- I'm fairly certain that somewhere on this thread I've made posts to the effect of "One reason I support a UBI is to alleviate certain forms of economic pain which otherwise might develop into some nasty sociopolitical things." (And if I did...
by Jennifer
11 Dec 2019, 00:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296570

Re: Orange is the new President

Oh shit. POTUS signed an executive order defining Judaism as a nationality.

by Jennifer
10 Dec 2019, 01:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 773
Views: 47218

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

For what it's worth, Gab, the twitter-clone for the alt-right, agrees with Walsh: porn is bad and ought to be outlawed. (Nazis are cool, though.)
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 22:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1225
Views: 58472

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

The harsher terrain in Afghanistan should just be annexed and folded into West Virginia. It would be a better fit than most people are willing to acknowledge. I dunno about that -- Afghans today do subscribe to some pretty scary fundie versions of their religion, but even they never claimed that Al...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 773
Views: 47218

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

OFFS, I just checked the actual non-Twitter article he wrote on "5 reasons why porn should be outlawed," one of them is "Porn makes you less free: There is nothing freeing about porn. A “free society” is not one that must, or should, feature easily accessed pornography. Porn kills freedom because i...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 773
Views: 47218

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

OFFS, I just checked the actual non-Twitter article he wrote on "5 reasons why porn should be outlawed," one of them is "Porn makes you less free: There is nothing freeing about porn. A “free society” is not one that must, or should, feature easily accessed pornography. Porn kills freedom because i...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 10:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 847
Views: 57053

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

On the other hand, when Trump was first elected, a lot of "too cool to care" types did say things like "Gee, from the way people are freaking out, you'd think he was going to open internment camps or something" (with the obvious implication that only an idiot would think Candidate Trump's behavior m...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 10:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 146
Views: 11567

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Last night's episode was the least-good one of the series so far, IMO. And it struck me as too coincidental that Irving just happened to be in the same airport bookstore where Dom was, AND that Dom was so quick to believe him when he said the Dark Army doesn't care about you guys anymore.
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 09:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 773
Views: 47218

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

OFFS, I just checked the actual non-Twitter article he wrote on "5 reasons why porn should be outlawed," one of them is "Porn makes you less free: There is nothing freeing about porn. A “free society” is not one that must, or should, feature easily accessed pornography. Porn kills freedom because it...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2019, 09:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 773
Views: 47218

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

How are we not talking about the ongoing anti-porn crusade on here yet? See Matt Walsh’s timeline if you don’t know what I’m talking about. I was hoping it would be over by now but it’s just taking over more of my TL. I saw a little about it this weekend, though when double-checking his feed just n...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2019, 13:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4357
Views: 212726

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I'd never been entirely sure of the distinction between "shirt" and "blouse" -- I had the idea "a blouse is a type of shirt, but on the 'nicer' or 'fancier' side," and for many of my own top-half garments I might use either word to refer to them -- say, a certain solid-color button-front top might b...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3112
Views: 172795

Re: Twitter!

I'm just trying to wrap my head around someone in 2019 having trouble with the image of a man or a woman owning any of those. They cook, and they like Star Wars stuff. Neither of these are particularly rare interests. [wild-ass guess] Maybe it has something to do with, Le Creuset tends to be very e...
by Jennifer
06 Dec 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 483
Views: 29721

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

From what I've read, in at least some states, getting that first-ever license is considerably more expensive than when I first got mine, too.
by Jennifer
04 Dec 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Trayvon Martin thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 50271

Re: The Trayvon Martin thread

George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon Martin's parents for $100 million.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/ ... ce=twitter
by Jennifer
03 Dec 2019, 16:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4887
Views: 264886

Re: Food

Yeah, I strongly suspect the pie is fucked. The original instructions, remember, were "Keep frozen, then bake at 400-something degrees for an hour before letting it sit for two." What we ended up doing was "Bake (or at least partially warm) for an hour at some unknown temperature just before the ove...
by Jennifer
03 Dec 2019, 16:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4887
Views: 264886

Re: Food

Regarding the making of cold-brew coffee: I bought this pitcher (two in fact, one to use while the other's dirty). It turned out to be smaller than I'd pictured (a common problem for me, when trying to visualize relative sizes of things), though otherwise works very well. The small size isn't much o...
by Jennifer
02 Dec 2019, 16:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4887
Views: 264886

Re: Food

Harrumph. Here I was all set to brag because "THIS Thanksgiving, finally, I remembered to bake the frozen apple pie before anything else (since it requires a two-hour minimum cooldown period before you can eat it)," but Warren's gorgeous homemade pear tart kinda takes the wind out of THOSE sails. (...