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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 55
Views: 1970

Re: Gentry from the block

New proposal here in Chicago from Rahm: The mayor wants to create the Chicago Opportunity Investment Fund, which would provide low-interest loans to developers who buy multifamily buildings in high-cost neighborhoods. Those loans will come with a caveat: 20 percent of the apartments must be priced ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9244
Views: 317726

Re: Petty annoyances

Fuuuuuuck. It's fairly well-known here that I have not washed my hair with shampoo in years -- not from any hippie-granola motivation, but for the very practical-vanity reason that shampooing is actually bad for your hair; I wash with water and the pressure of my own fingers to loosen whatever dried...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 213
Views: 4541

Re: PS 411

I mean seriously why should we spend so much on people who are never even going to be able to learn how to drive Part of the problem -- assuming ideal good-faith attitudes from people on both sides of the debate -- is that solving (or attempting to solve) one problem is only going to generate new p...
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2018, 18:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

As Jeff Sessions would say, that only proves how good the migrant kids have it in prison -- they're getting medical care which even American children don't necessarily enjoy!
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2018, 18:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7694
Views: 243227

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Saw the "Rise" and "Dawn" of the Planet of the Apes reboot, which were pretty good, and also likely to make good fodder for some student 100 years hence writing terms papers about the American zeitgeist back in the day -- IIRC, in the original Planet of the Apes movie, what ruined humanity and gave ...
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2018, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5233
Views: 112582

Re: Orange is the new President

Diplomacy between the president of the United States and a close ally: WATCH: @IanBremmer describes exchange between Chancellor Merkel and Pres. Trump at #G7 summit: "He stood up, he put his hand in his pocket... and he took two Starbursts candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, 'He...
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3237
Views: 123831

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

According to the 10-day forecast, 72 degrees is the coolest the outdoors is ever going to get, and that during the coolest part of the night/earliest morning. Highs in the 90s or uppermost 80s. Also, today's relative humidity of 51 percent is the driest we'll get for the next ten days, too. I now h...
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2018, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

Do y'all remember a couple of years ago, when I found that Soviet-nostalgia forum including a thread justifing the Berlin Wall and saying that anyone who got killed trying to cross it deserved it ? It was necessary to stop the brain drain. Contracts are common in all societies, and they are made to ...
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2018, 22:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

A Fox News panelist mentions a 10-year-old with Down's syndrome taken from her mother at the border. Corey Lewandowski dismissively responds "womp womp."



They're not even pretending not to be sociopaths anymore, are they?
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2018, 16:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

If you can pull of the proper faux-innocent attitude, you could try asking your wretched MIL if she thinks her grandkids should be separated from all of their relatives, and the twins separated from each other (because they have different naughty bits), and locked up in Walmarts or tent cities beca...
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2018, 15:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

Oh, fuck. The GOP really has sold it's soul: https://twitter.com/QuinnipiacPoll/status/1008801403333238784/photo/1 Regarding the Republicans who support this, I'd be interested to see a further breakdown: how many identify as plain "Republican," versus "alt-right?" Pretty much all the alt-righters ...
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2018, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

What the fuck kind of person can take and keep a job pulling kids away from their parents when they know NONE of those mitigating factors are in play? What the fuck kind of government creates jobs for such people? A callous near-psychopath True Believer that their power is the good because they are...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 23:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4084
Views: 143978

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

W. Kamau Bell and N. K. Jemisin are cousins.
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There's a Word for That
Replies: 57
Views: 1653

Re: There's a Word for That

I believe there is a word for a real person portrayed in fiction, but given another name. eg: The story has a 'fictional' person who unmistakably is Barbara Streisand or Donald Trump, but they are given another name. Anyone with better vocabulary recall? Roman a clef. With a backwards-accent mark o...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

I'm soooooooooo not clicking on that video, I only got less than halfway through, myself. Supposedly, in the part I didn't hear, there's a part where it changes from heartbreaking conversations (subtitled in English-- that's most of what I saw/heard), to even more heartbreaking crying -- and a Bord...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5233
Views: 112582

Re: Orange is the new President

v [urlhttps://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/politics/trump-space-force-air-force/index.html]MAGA in Spaaaaaaaaaaace[/url] He says it will be 'separate' from the air force. Does this mean another military academy for Space Cadets? Does the Air Force even have it's own academy? Yes, in Colorado. EDIT because...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5233
Views: 112582

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

ProPublica got audio recordings of kids inside one of Trump's child-prisons. https://twitter.com/letsgomathias/status/1008811944894181379 In my late teens I briefly worked as an assistant in an at-home day care, and I remember one kid -- might've been a "new" kid, who started at the day care after I...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

I'm frustrated by how many arguments I see (genuine bad reasoning or just being assholes?) conflate opposing a certain type of punishment with saying "there shouldn't be any punishment at all." You try to say the government's actions are unacceptable and the response is "Well, those people broke th...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7550

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

It pisses me off when conservatives say that illegal immigrants are committing a crime. Illegal entry into the US is a civil, not criminal, infraction. I'm especially horrified by how very many of my fellow Americans -- who no doubt think of themselves as "good people" -- justify putting kids in te...
by Jennifer
18 Jun 2018, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3237
Views: 123831

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

According to the 10-day forecast, 72 degrees is the coolest the outdoors is ever going to get, and that during the coolest part of the night/earliest morning. Highs in the 90s or uppermost 80s. Also, today's relative humidity of 51 percent is the driest we'll get for the next ten days, too. I now ha...
by Jennifer
16 Jun 2018, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14148

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Somebody here (I think might have been Stevo) had a story of a friend he was at a con with who came in the next day with "Isaac Asimov Slept Here" written on her chest. That was me . Though I heard the story secondhand from Jeff, who was a massive con-goer in his teens and 20s, as were most of his ...
by Jennifer
15 Jun 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23703

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Paul Manafort has his house arrest revoked for attempted witness tampering. Money quote: “I have struggled with this decision,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. But she concluded that couldn’t come up with a release order she could issue that would prevent Manafort from further attempts at witness ta...
by Jennifer
14 Jun 2018, 23:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73799

Re: Twitter!

A more relevant verse might be Isaiah 10:1: "Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees."
by Jennifer
14 Jun 2018, 18:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2191
Views: 93467

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

Warren wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 18:16
People speaking kindly of the dead whom they cursed in life is a pet peeve of mine.
But damn. What purpose did that serve?
Letting the world know what a shit their mother was. Sounds like they needed the catharsis.