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by Jennifer
Today, 01:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4356
Views: 71393

Re: Orange is the new President

So God allowed Hitler to take power, allowed Mao and Stalin to rule, and (worst of all) allowed Kenyan Muslim illegal immigrant usurper Barack HUSSEIN Obama to be elected, but He won't allow a Democrat to beat a creep who molests teens. Ok.... One of my best friends lives in Mobile. He's baffled ho...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 114
Views: 2972

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

I figured Dom is likely to be surreptitiously fighting WITH Darlene and Elliot to bring down Dark Army. For all Dom's many legit reasons to hate Darlene right now, her reasons for hating (and fearing) DA are far greater.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 231
Views: 9967

Re: Net Neutrality

Tweeted by the ACLU (and re-tweeted by Edward Snowden, which is why it showed up on my feed):

by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2054

Re: The Abortion Thread

If you really want to boggle, there's the trans-disabled people. Though at least their whole thing is self-inflicted, so no real libertarian objections to it. Unless I'm asked to pay for it. I dunno. I have concerns about letting crazy people mutilate themselves, but we're moving into a grey area w...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 144
Views: 3887

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

https://reason.com/blog/2017/12/13/a-strange-lawsuit-about-butterflies-shed Trump's border wall will be bad for people and bad for property rights. It will also be bad for butterflies. On Monday the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) filed a lawsuit in D.C. District Court alleging a pattern...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2054

Re: The Abortion Thread

The other side would be that aborting Down's syndrome babies is ableism. Which would make sense to me ONLY if abortion were banned in all other instances UNLESS the fetus has Down's. They already make that argument for deaf kids and cochlear implants. Yeah, I know. And I've harshly criticized that ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 114
Views: 2972

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Huh, I'm impressed! They did a good job of tying up various loose ends, while still leaving good questions regarding what will happen next. And no annoying cliffhangers of the "Who's that knocking on my door?" variety. Various redditors had already predicted Angela's parentage, so that did not surpr...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2054

Re: The Abortion Thread

Politics are so fucked I could see supporters on both sides of the culture war. In the unlikely event someone were to try making it mandatory for women carrying a Down fetus to get an abortion, I would vociferously oppose that for obvious "pro-choice" reasons. But this nonsense is just vile. "You'r...
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 19:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6169
Views: 166697

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

True dat.
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8433
Views: 232620

Re: Observations of the Random sort

It helps on the go with a laptop. A bit easier to pack. I don't have lag issues and do fairly detailed design work with it. Hmm, perhaps (surely) it's different for people who do graphics. My computer stuff is almost entirely text-based (except for occasional downloading/uploading and cropping of p...
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8433
Views: 232620

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Dealing with batteries is a minuscule price to pay for getting rid of the cord. ? I've never had a problem with a corded mouse. I'm typing this on a laptop computer (sitting on a desk), with the mouse right next to it, and an extra monitor on either side of the laptop screen -- even with a total sc...
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 15:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 369
Views: 13481

Re: Ladyfashun

The quality is Victoria's Secret level Do you mean this as a good thing or a bad thing? I freaking hate VS bras, and haven't even tried using any since (IIRC) the last millennium; the shoulder straps were always waaaaaaay too big. Like the bras were designed by someone who had no IDEA what a normal...
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 2054

Re: The Abortion Thread

Ohio is trying to make it illegal to abort fetuses with Down syndrome.

by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8433
Views: 232620

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The cordless items I own are "plug into a wall outlet for charging until you need them" items: the Dustbuster, the cordless screwdriver, etc. IIRC, those wireless Atari controllers required FIVE double- or triple-A batteries. Anything requiring THAT many batteries should also have a plug-in option (...
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 13:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

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
13 Dec 2017, 13:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 994
Views: 31288

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
13 Dec 2017, 13:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 144
Views: 3887

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
13 Dec 2017, 13:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 144
Views: 3887

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
13 Dec 2017, 13:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2070
Views: 80341

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
13 Dec 2017, 05:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2070
Views: 80341

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

Damn. Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens.
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 02:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4356
Views: 71393

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
13 Dec 2017, 00:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4356
Views: 71393

Re: Orange is the new President

Moore has refused to concede.
by Jennifer
13 Dec 2017, 00:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4356
Views: 71393

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
12 Dec 2017, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4356
Views: 71393

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
12 Dec 2017, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4356
Views: 71393

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!"