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by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 19:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5724
Views: 252836

Re: Light laffs

by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 17:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 515
Views: 24929

Re: Putin on the Writs

I am long run and short run tbh far more concerned about China. I think they have global aspirations they can realize whereas I think Russia has aspirations that exceed their grasp by a good margin. They are also engaging in electronic surveillance, I assure you they are manipulating social media, ...
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12045
Views: 718435

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

This would be a lot less of an issue if the government weren't allowed to keep secrets. #justsayin
by Hugh Akston
23 Apr 2019, 16:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 11337

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

tr0g wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 13:56
Hugh Akston wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 21:05
I'm not sure where season 2 of Sabrina is going, but I am sure that Aunt Hilda is the best character.
The whole bit about the almonds in the cookies had us rolling on the floor.
That was an excellent scene.
by Hugh Akston
22 Apr 2019, 21:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 11337

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

I'm not sure where season 2 of Sabrina is going, but I am sure that Aunt Hilda is the best character.
by Hugh Akston
22 Apr 2019, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1127
Views: 55356

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia



This 100% confirms my impression of the Trump Administration.
by Hugh Akston
21 Apr 2019, 22:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 23672

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Not trying to make excuses for the treatment she received in jail, just trying to make excuses for the system that railroaded her there in the first place. If you say so. Courts require some means of enforcing their orders. As I said, I didn't rtfa and still haven't, but if a court says do X or you...
by Hugh Akston
21 Apr 2019, 20:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 23672

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

St Louis County held a pregnant woman in jail for 39 days for refusing to submit her children to a court-ordered paternity test: Thurman was being held in contempt of the St. Louis County Family Court, after not submitting her two young children to a court-ordered paternity test requested by her ex...
by Hugh Akston
21 Apr 2019, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 23672

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

St Louis County held a pregnant woman in jail for 39 days for refusing to submit her children to a court-ordered paternity test: Thurman was being held in contempt of the St. Louis County Family Court, after not submitting her two young children to a court-ordered paternity test requested by her ex-...
by Hugh Akston
20 Apr 2019, 17:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 23672

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Long interesting article about Prison Abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore . Really interesting is how she challenges the persistent myths that mass incarceration is driven by private prisons, non-violent drug offenders, and black people, and how those myths distract from the more fundamental question o...
by Hugh Akston
20 Apr 2019, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1087
Views: 41908

Re: Groping Resistance - Pfft.

TSA scanners are more likely to return false positives on black or overweight passengers More specifically, the report, by Brenda Medina and Thomas Frank, indicates that certain hairstyles common with members of the African American community such as afros, braids, and dreadlocks, tend to set off f...
by Hugh Akston
17 Apr 2019, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: When life gives you Yemens

I'm not yet cynical enough to believe that the President/DoD would end-run around a clear and veto-proof Congressional prohibition on conducting operations in a specific country/conflict/theater. I am cynical enough to believe that Congress doesn't really care about the conflict in Yemen or the Saud...
by Hugh Akston
17 Apr 2019, 11:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: When life gives you Yemens

Thank you, but the point is that neglecting to include the name or number of the bills in question (especially when space is not really at a premium) is failing to do basic journalism.
by Hugh Akston
17 Apr 2019, 02:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4346

Re: When life gives you Yemens

I've looked at that story on a number of reputable (but non-paywalled) sources and not one of them actually names much less links to the bill in question.
by Hugh Akston
15 Apr 2019, 16:43
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

lunchstealer wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 16:34
Wait, that announcement doesn't have a comments section. Where can we go to complain about threaded comments now?
You can click/poke the fuschia comment icon at the top or bottom of the article.
by Hugh Akston
15 Apr 2019, 02:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: No Depression - The (alt) Country Music Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 473

Re: No Depression - The (alt) Country Music Thread

Lydia Loveless strikes me as a sort of alt-country Courtney Barnett, in that her songs contain a lot of bitterness and anxiety but not a lot of melody.

by Hugh Akston
14 Apr 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 42212

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 18:14
The world was a better place (sartorially) when everyone I wanted to know was wearing a suit or a dress and everyone else had their first name embroidered on their shirt pockets.
They'd need the monogram wouldn't they? With everyone dressed the same there would be no other way to tell them apart.
by Hugh Akston
14 Apr 2019, 01:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 42212

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

So again I'm not clear what the problem is. Are they opposed to clothes that are affordable, functional, comfortable, and stylish?
by Hugh Akston
13 Apr 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 42212

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Could someone maybe hip me to the problem with current standards of dress? Was there a time when they were better?
by Hugh Akston
13 Apr 2019, 01:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 421
Views: 23233

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

Leaders in sanctuary cities should call Trump's bluff and say yes to the plot to ship asylum seekers to sanctuary cities , then immediately set up fast-track processing centers well out of the reach of the Customs and Border Patrol. Instant immigration reform, instant neutralizing of Trump's main c...
by Hugh Akston
11 Apr 2019, 23:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 762
Views: 32929

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

I didn't see anyone drawing a line. My browser must not have rendered it properly. But here is a partial list of other things the Freedom of the Press Foundation has been shamefully silent on: climate change police-involved shootings the Trump Administration's disastrous economic policies the Disney...