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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30813

Re: Inequality

If "exists" is the criteria, they are downplaying things that happen in the eurozone. Spain and Italy tend to get a pass on all this stuff for some reason. Th five seconds required for me to Google "United Nations," "poverty" and "Spain" shows you are incorrect about the first country; I didn't bot...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30813

Re: Inequality

Eh, people in a first-world country in 2017 having open sewage pits in their neighborhoods (close to the drinking water supply, no less), sounds like poverty no matter what the median income is. And hookworm outbreaks? Jesus. That's no where near commonplace though. I traveled all over the state of...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30813

Re: Inequality

Eh, people in a first-world country in 2017 having open sewage pits in their neighborhoods (close to the drinking water supply, no less), sounds like poverty no matter what the median income is. And hookworm outbreaks? Jesus.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8984
Views: 289228

Re: Petty annoyances

Oh, crap. Hope you can get that tended to right away, Ellie.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 270
Views: 4574

Re: Op-ediots

Whoa, what the fuck?



She doesn't see how getting additional congressional representation/power for your region might be an "incentive?"
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 270
Views: 4574

Re: Op-ediots

Boy, McMegan has revealed why she targets extraordinarily easy and dumb targets in her articles. Her twitter feed is a trainwreck of idiocy and I don't think see realizes how bad she's coming off. [Checks feed] Yikes. Is she actually upset that non-citizen residents count as "population" for repres...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8984
Views: 289228

Re: Petty annoyances

I reallllllly wish DVRs came with some sort of "If the stupid football game runs late, we'll alter recording times so you don't miss your Fox Sunday-night cartoons" setting. (Actually, what I really wish is that stupid football games would air on a channel whose Sunday-night lineup I have no interes...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30255

Re: Private Money!

Warren wrote:
Yesterday, 01:21
At this point, anybody that thinks bitcoin is a fad with no actual value supporting that price is clueless.
"This time it's different."

"Real estate only ever goes up in value."

"Housing bubble? What housing bubble?"

"They're not making any more land, you know."
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30813

Re: Inequality

Have they been to Mississippi? When I was in high school,my best friend's older sister won some award (I forget what) for her work in IIRC Tunica County, Mississippi, which at the time was the poorest or one of the poorest counties in the US. But that was a generation ago, before Tunica got gamblin...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 11:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 968
Views: 30813

Re: Inequality

Alabama has the worst poverty in the developed world, according to the UN: http://www.newsweek.com/alabama-un-poverty-environmental-racism-743601?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw#RightSideOfHistory A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States was shocked at the level of environme...
by Jennifer
10 Dec 2017, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11793

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

I love overstuffed leather. It's super comfortable. Leather furniture is nice if you're wearing long pants and long sleeves, but not if your bare skin is going to be in contact with it. I once sat in shorts and a short sleeved t-shirt in an appropriately aged leather chair in South Carolina. It can...
by Jennifer
10 Dec 2017, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112177

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

But it doesn't happen often. And even today, the temperature is over 40 in Atlanta. There's no icing. It's going below freezing again after dark. The dreaded black ice will return. People staying home in the snow? That's fine by me. Works well (for most people) on the weekend when this storm happen...
by Jennifer
10 Dec 2017, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11793

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

Sandy wrote:
10 Dec 2017, 13:32
I love overstuffed leather. It's super comfortable.
Leather furniture is nice if you're wearing long pants and long sleeves, but not if your bare skin is going to be in contact with it.
by Jennifer
10 Dec 2017, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112177

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

De-icing is a difficult operation, and requires pretty much the same equipment in the same scale as snow removal if you're going to do it well. A fleet of yokels in pickup trucks can do a parking lot, but not roadways. And there are significant costs to deicing that are borne by individual citizens...
by Jennifer
10 Dec 2017, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3043
Views: 112177

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I completely understand and agree with the rationale for why Georgia would not have New England-grade snow-removal equipment -- noticeable snow really is a rarity here, and buying, storing and maintaining equipment sufficient for those rare events would not make economic sense. But why the HELL do t...
by Jennifer
10 Dec 2017, 12:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 369
Views: 5315

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I dunno, I can sympathize with the idea that some guy thinks Moore is falsely accused and so doesn't care about national opinion, because he knows they hate people like him, anyway. The thing is, how many people in Alabama really think Moore's innocent, as opposed to saying so as a partisan signal?...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2017, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 640
Views: 30255

Re: Private Money!

but they'll joo you on the price. https://media1.tenor.com/images/bd3a9db020a099e99d05b885db6d3818/tenor.gif?itemid=4393007 Over the line? Is there an acceptable turn of phrase that means that? "Cheat?" "Haggle?" "Nickel-and-dime you to death?" There are lots of options that don't rely on anti-Semi...
by Jennifer
09 Dec 2017, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 217
Views: 11793

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

Very nice. I can't see furniture like that without thinking that Bob of Bob's Discount Furniture should be sitting on it, though. (That may not mean anything to people not from the Northeast.) Other than the bowls of candy they'd have out in their stores, my main memory of Bob is his Zod-awful comm...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2017, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 369
Views: 5315

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Franks is the same guy who argued that gay marriage is "literally a threat to the nation's survival." http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/fagala-phobic-congressman-trent-franks-gay-marriage-literally-is-a-threat-to-the-nations-survival-6656530 And of course, his various forced-birth legislative prop...
by Jennifer
08 Dec 2017, 16:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 1838

Re: The Abortion Thread

Great; after the investigate the already-discredited claim of PP selling baby parts, maybe they can investigate the worldwide Jewish conspiracy, and uncover which members of the US government are filling the atmosphere with mind-controlling "chemtrails."
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

Except I can sympathize with the notion that the transportation network should not be so inherently dysfunctional that bare functionality is a pricey "extra." (Hence my upthread reference to "unless they're putting all that extra toll money into making the rest of the system NOT suck so much.)
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 21:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

If they're stuck sitting in traffic jams every day, there's as bad off as they were before. Perhaps the loss of those $35 toll-payers actually will shave 15 seconds off their hour-plus commute, but I don't expect them to appreciate it.)
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 369
Views: 5315

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Apparently Franks is also being investigated for retaliation.

by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

JasonL wrote:
07 Dec 2017, 16:05
Every car that is removed from the regular lane is an improvement to the rank and file. That's the point.
The rank and file stuck in barely mobile traffic while people who can afford to pay an extra $35 a pop whiz right by them won't be convinced of that. That's my point.
by Jennifer
07 Dec 2017, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 602
Views: 29629

Re: Infrastructure

How does this make things worse? In this case, it's a situation where the lanes used to be HOV only. Now they're HOT. As was pointed out, last week single drivers had the single option of sitting in traffic and watching cars in the HOV lane go by them. Now they still have that option, but they also...