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by Jennifer
9 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 992
Views: 31204

Re: Inequality

The Newsweek article I linked to and quoted from links to a more detailed article in the Guardian; nearly one out of three people in Lowndes County, Alabama, have hookworm. JFC. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/01/un-extreme-poverty-america-special-rapporteur The UN poverty tour falls at a...
by Jennifer
23 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 992
Views: 31204

Re: Inequality

Such situations being 'rare' in the developed world rather than 'unique'. If it happens in non-Soviet Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, or at this point in South Korea, it's not unique to America. Hookworm, tho. However, that could be associated with some hippy-dippy new-ager using hook...
by Jennifer
28 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 137
Views: 3756

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

"Before hiring decisions are made, applicants are required to drink a cup of coffee brewed old-school, which is then handed over to a trained parapsychologist who studies the pattern of the coffee grounds in the cup to determine the candidate's suitability for the job."
by Jennifer
41 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 137
Views: 3756

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

OFFS. Critics have been wary of that hiring goal, noting both its costs and that the last time the agency added to the force with hiring surge in the mid 2000s, hiring standards were lowered. That move likely contributed to a spike in corruption and misconduct cases that tarred the agency. In respon...
by Jennifer
53 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2070
Views: 80289

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Jeff and I saw The Smithereens in concert three times; the first was at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut. Turns out PBS was filming there that night, so if you catch their broadcast of "Smithereens Live at Infinity Hall" you can catch the occasional glimpse of Jeff, plus the top of my head, in ...
by Jennifer
Today, 05:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2070
Views: 80289

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Damn. Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens.
by Jennifer
Today, 02:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4342
Views: 70841

Re: Orange is the new President

Makes sense. From the vote counts I've seen thus far, Moore lost by a much smaller margin than the number of write-in votes. I daresay Sen. Shelby's effectively giving Alabamian Republicans "permission" to not-vote Moore, plus the fairly popular ex-Marine colonel who ran as a Republican write-in, de...
by Jennifer
Today, 00:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4342
Views: 70841

Re: Orange is the new President

Moore has refused to concede.
by Jennifer
Today, 00:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4342
Views: 70841

Re: Orange is the new President

Holy crap, this is amazing! Hopefully the Democrats will learn from this that reaching out to black voters make more sense than trying to win white MAGA maggots over to their side.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4342
Views: 70841

Re: Orange is the new President

Not to mention responding to "it's not mandatory" with "But I swore on a Bible! And so did Trump!" as if the one contradicts the other. "Whaddaya MEAN, it's not mandatory to be married? I'm married! And so is Donald Trump!" Somebody should tell the fine defenders Christian marriage just how many tr...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4342
Views: 70841

Re: Orange is the new President

Not to mention responding to "it's not mandatory" with "But I swore on a Bible! And so did Trump!" as if the one contradicts the other.

"Whaddaya MEAN, it's not mandatory to be married? I'm married! And so is Donald Trump!"
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4342
Views: 70841

Re: Orange is the new President

The look on his face when he learns the Bible is NOT mandatory is absolutely priceless. Or would be if I were watching a political satire on TV, as opposed to actual lived reality.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8400
Views: 231889

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Rechargeable batteries are a thing. Still more expensive and less convenient than simply plugging something into an outlet. Especially given that the Atari console requires a working electrical outlet anyway; it's not like a laptop computer with battery backup that works even when the electricity i...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 992
Views: 31204

Re: Inequality

Overall I do not dispute that Alabama is shitty. Obviously so. The harder thing is to digest the intra country variances in standard of living - which are quite large in developed countries. Rural shitholes are shockingly not what you might expect in many countries. I’m more familiar with Appalachi...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 111
Views: 2910

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

So, tomorrow is the season finale. I'm sure it'll end with some cliffhanger, or "Who the fuck was knocking on the door," or something like that. But I hope that cliffhanger is NOT "Does X character die, or not?" I hope Darlene is not killed, but if she is I want them to just kill her off tomorrow , ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8400
Views: 231889

Re: Observations of the Random sort

What's got me pissed off is my Apple Magic Mouse. My last mouse used a pair of AAs. The computer would start giving "low battery" notifications at "10%" but the batteries would keep working to under "3%". I avoid wireless or battery-operated mice and similar accessories for very much that reason. A...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8400
Views: 231889

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Generally, the remote doesn't suddenly crap out on newer remotes. The buttons just become less and less effective as time passes, almost as if they're wearing out. It seems to start with more complex functions, with stuff like channel changer and power effected toward the end. So far, even the more...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8400
Views: 231889

Re: Observations of the Random sort

One month ago, when I used the cable remote to turn on the TV, I got a "batteries in your remote are low and you need to replace them" warning. I am still using the same batteries with no difficulty at all, except for the "low battery warning" that appears anytime I use the remote to turn on the TV....
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6167
Views: 166588

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

A judge in Alabama ruled that election officials in the state must preserve voting records from today's special senatorial election, in case a recount is demanded. The Alabama Supreme Court threw that decision out late last night, without even bothering to offer an explanation. They're not even TRYI...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1906

Re: The Abortion Thread

"Even if I conceded that a fetus is a person on par with the woman carrying it, the problem still remains: How do you give rights to a fetus, to a person that's inside of a person, without taking rights from the person that the person is inside of?" My exact problem with positive rights. Problem is...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 992
Views: 31204

Re: Inequality

lunchstealer wrote:
Yesterday, 12:14
No. He’s saying that they shouldn’t say ‘you don’t see this anywhere else in the developed world’ if you do in fact see it elsewhere in the developed world.
"The developed world" was the reporter's take. The actual UN guy said "the First World."
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 992
Views: 31204

Re: Inequality

The kind you see all over the place in Spain for example when you say “this doesn’t happen in the developed world.” It can be bad but unrelated to things we should adopt for total wellbeing in Spain and Italy. So -- they shouldn't criticize appalling poverty found in the richest country on earth, w...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1906

Re: The Abortion Thread

A doctor explains how his Christianity inspired him to help women in need of abortions, and asks the obvious question which forced-birth advocates scrupulously avoid answering or even admitting to: "Even if I conceded that a fetus is a person on par with the woman carrying it, the problem still rema...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 11:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1351
Views: 50458

Re: Home $weet Home

I have no useful information regarding home heating systems (except to echo Highway's "do NOT rely exclusively on a heat pump for home heating" dictum--that's what we had in Loudoun, and it sucked)--I just want to say I'm damned glad the carbon moxoxide output didn't get y'all. How did you learn of ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 11:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 992
Views: 31204

Re: Inequality

engineered to make some kinds of poverty look not so bad.
When they're mentioning how terrible it is for people to have hookworm and open sewage pits, which types of poverty are they engineering to "look not so bad," would you say?