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by Hugh Akston
Today, 01:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 436
Views: 14004

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

At the very least the Mediterranean and Middle East will get some of their cultural artifacts back.
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 17:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2429
Views: 120224

Re: Twitter!

nicole wrote:
Yesterday, 16:58
My favorite part is that she says it’s “coopting” the language of the oppressor, as if that would be a bad thing if it were possible.
Nobody tell her about rap music!
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 16:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 461
Views: 28230

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

Manzanar was a concentration camp.
Auschwitz was a death camp.
Not sure whether Trump's border facilities qualify for either of those terms.
by Hugh Akston
18 Jun 2019, 18:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 26877

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

It's Kristof, so nothing new or remarkable here , but it's a tidy summary of reasons to stop beginning your sentences with "But if we have to have a death penalty..." One quibble though: The result of this division is that the court is unlikely to constrain executions significantly. Yet there is som...
by Hugh Akston
15 Jun 2019, 02:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 731294

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I hope she got a gold medal for that.
by Hugh Akston
14 Jun 2019, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Those all seem like perfectly cromulent reasons to abandon liberal democracy. The state doesn't exactly need permission to destroy you.
by Hugh Akston
13 Jun 2019, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A*M*A*S*H
Replies: 25
Views: 441

Re: A*M*A*S*H

Can you imagine having to respond to Donald Trump Jr? Even Donald Trump Sr doesn't stoop that low.
by Hugh Akston
13 Jun 2019, 22:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 488
Views: 28256

Re: Iran (so far away)

Like in Fujairah, dozens of ships ranging from massive oil tankers to smaller pleasure boats, traditional dhows and cargo vessels ply the waters of the strait and the Gulf of Oman. The navies of Iran, Oman, the UAE and the U.S. regularly patrol, but the waters are vast and lit only by the moonlight...
by Hugh Akston
13 Jun 2019, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 158
Views: 7842

Re: Antivaxxers

I had reason to look up why Hasidics are antivax. Turns out they aren't generally. The minority who are do so because they are defying their rabbis . About 9% of Americans think vaccines are not safe, but Minke is unusual even among that vocal minority. She is an ultra-Orthodox Jew, part of a commun...
by Hugh Akston
13 Jun 2019, 15:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 541
Views: 54018

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

I was on some kind of Tinder date or something with a fairly attractive woman who was not shy about showing her tattoos. Her housemates were around and they were pretty nice. They had servants and servants quarters, but I never actually saw they servants that I can recall. Naturally these perfectly ...
by Hugh Akston
12 Jun 2019, 16:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 346
Views: 28869

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

#yesallsharks https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/421291/01-29-sharkeatingshark-01.jpg In what was likely a turf war at a Seoul aquarium, a female sand tiger shark has eaten a male banded hound shark. It took the 8-year-old female 21 hours to eat the 5-year-old male inside a tank at the COEX Aquarium. A...
by Hugh Akston
11 Jun 2019, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Not to mention at least two other threads devoted to thumbtacks and red string.
by Hugh Akston
11 Jun 2019, 01:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 66
Views: 1258

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

As long as Bush didn't appoint Robert Bork, I guess.
by Hugh Akston
10 Jun 2019, 15:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2688
Views: 150423

Re: Video Games!

by Hugh Akston
09 Jun 2019, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 490
Views: 24221

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Saw my first 2020 bumper sticker today. For the Butt.
by Hugh Akston
08 Jun 2019, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 561
Views: 50232

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

by Hugh Akston
08 Jun 2019, 02:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 775
Views: 34728

Re: Putin on the Writs

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by Hugh Akston
07 Jun 2019, 23:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1368
Views: 65254

Re: Setec Astronomy

Andrew wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 23:05
Monitoring students online:

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019 ... stems.html
This is why you need a lot of money before you have kids. Retaining lawyers to sue your school district on the weekly gets expensive.
by Hugh Akston
07 Jun 2019, 21:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 568
Views: 36489

Re: Ladyfashun

‘Twas Hubris Led Me Here,’ Thinks Naked Woman Sitting On Public Toilet With Romper Around Her Ankles When traveling last week I saw this stunning tall zaftig blonde woman in a gorgeous cream-and-navy-striped jumpsuit, and all I could think of was this article you posted :lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe you ...
by Hugh Akston
07 Jun 2019, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208099

Re: Orange is the new President

dhex wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 18:27
The moon is a part of Mars.
Say what you will about his policies, his demeanor, and the fact that he is a semiliterate ignoramus, but Trump truly is the greatest source in presidential history of zen koans upon which to meditate.
by Hugh Akston
07 Jun 2019, 19:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 28145

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Dark Phoenix was okay but supremely forgettable. It would have been better if the screentime they wasted on the aliens angle was devoted to the family dynamics that ended up being the real focus anyway. B+ Cyclops action.
by Hugh Akston
07 Jun 2019, 14:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6515
Views: 208099

Re: Orange is the new President

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by Hugh Akston
06 Jun 2019, 13:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 731294

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I wonder if its fair to blame the party for something they're not actually doing. PACs are by definition not affiliated with a political party. And I can't imagine Republican politicians would approve of these activities since they get so little out of it. It seems like these huckster PACs are plugg...
by Hugh Akston
06 Jun 2019, 12:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2429
Views: 120224

Re: Twitter!

2019 is making eugenics sexy again