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by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 16:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1030
Views: 52835

Re: Cool little things

When you type 'password generator' into DuckDuckGo it will generate a password for you.
by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2856
Views: 90820

Re: I just don't get it

Team I Celebrated Ventilation because yes fuck that guy. The lengths you have to go to ignore actual monstrous behavior when you write that description ... your view of moral high ground is questionable. The constitution is a little fuzzy on how monstrous someone has to be before he forfeits his da...
by Hugh Akston
17 Aug 2018, 22:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2856
Views: 90820

Re: I just don't get it

First, the warfare mindset despite the lack of any formal declaration thereof, and in spite of the reality that the dreaded enemy who supposedly declared war on us is a loose confederation of squabbling groups totaling no more than a few thousand people who pose no existential threat to the US or i...
by Hugh Akston
17 Aug 2018, 20:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2856
Views: 90820

Re: I just don't get it

The bin Laden raid kind of exemplifies a lot of what is wrong with the US. First, the warfare mindset despite the lack of any formal declaration thereof, and in spite of the reality that the dreaded enemy who supposedly declared war on us is a loose confederation of squabbling groups totaling no mor...
by Hugh Akston
16 Aug 2018, 22:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2856
Views: 90820

Re: I just don't get it

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by Hugh Akston
16 Aug 2018, 21:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2856
Views: 90820

Re: I just don't get it

Am I reading things wrong or are the mentions of McRaven's part in the bin Laden raid being cited as something in his favor?
by Hugh Akston
16 Aug 2018, 17:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

This whole thing about Brennan's security clearance is a good opportunity for people to consider why the government is allowed to withhold information from the public in the first place.
by Hugh Akston
15 Aug 2018, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

Hate is a strong word.
by Hugh Akston
15 Aug 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

The only country that should be stealing the wealth of the the great USA is the great USA.
by Hugh Akston
14 Aug 2018, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 448
Views: 34645

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

I'm really enjoying VICE's series of Trump Supercuts

by Hugh Akston
14 Aug 2018, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

Is there any evidence that's the case though? I mean, Megan linked to this in her article , and the guy who studies it doesn't seem to find any clear evidence that insider trading drives people from the markets. That post is nigh ten years old, and up front there could be a known-unknowns problem of...
by Hugh Akston
14 Aug 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 494

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

I don't know what shawarma is, but I want to try it.
by Hugh Akston
13 Aug 2018, 23:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 17:45
You would think someone with her Twitter handle would understand the issue with insider trading.
Which is what exactly?
by Hugh Akston
13 Aug 2018, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

The victims of insider trading may never get justice, but at least we can be confident that whenever a cop chokes someone out on the street, or a prison guard rapes an inmate, or a reckless prosecutor sends an innocent person to prison for decades, or the CIA tortures prisoners of war, or the VA do...
by Hugh Akston
13 Aug 2018, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

The victims of insider trading may never get justice, but at least we can be confident that whenever a cop chokes someone out on the street, or a prison guard rapes an inmate, or a reckless prosecutor sends an innocent person to prison for decades, or the CIA tortures prisoners of war, or the VA doc...
by Hugh Akston
11 Aug 2018, 22:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 22:10
But some people in this thread (not you) have been offering something that amounts to "Whatever, man, it's all a racket, why get worked up over this?"
No one has made this argument in this thread.
by Hugh Akston
11 Aug 2018, 19:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau, you're not making a very compelling case that process matters when you say that governance from the golf tee is fine so long as they hang a legal figleaf on it by calling it an advisory committee. That makes it sound like process is an ex post facto legal validation of what the Foursome-in-...
by Hugh Akston
11 Aug 2018, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

It's already normalized. If it wasn't the case that powerful people with unscrupulous lawyers could manipulate the byzantine legal code to get away with stuff that would send the rest of us up the river, then Trump would have been ridden out of town on a rail by now. This isn't a case of institution...
by Hugh Akston
06 Aug 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1178
Views: 51405

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Is there a name for the lefty version of QAnon where the American government is being run out of the Kremlin?
by Hugh Akston
06 Aug 2018, 14:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 459
Views: 23639

Re: Iran (so far away)

So Trump is going to follow through on his idiotic promise to punish the Iranian people for whatever . But he did add this : Trump announced Monday, however, that he is open to negotiating a new deal. In his statement, Trump noted that “As we continue applying maximum economic pressure on the Irania...
by Hugh Akston
04 Aug 2018, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 86
Views: 1452

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

To be fair, that tweet was deleted. So I imagine the communications underboss had to take the social media intern aside and explain to her that advocating for speech bans is the opposite of what the ACLU does.
by Hugh Akston
03 Aug 2018, 20:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 133722

Re: Orange is the new President

I can't imagine how exhausting it must be these days to be a political reporter or someone who thinks politics is serious.
by Hugh Akston
02 Aug 2018, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank
Replies: 313
Views: 18591

Re: Nobody's Infallible: The Adventures of Pope Frank

Pope Frank excommunicates the death penalty The text of the catechism was first set by Pope John Paul II in October 1992, and earlier stated that the death penalty was "an appropriate response to the gravity of certain crimes and an acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good"....
by Hugh Akston
31 Jul 2018, 23:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11875
Views: 672297

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

None of what you're saying has anything to do with people making an aesthetic judgement based on only a single criteria though. The problem with the line of criticism in the article and what Thoreau spoke of is that the opinion is actually a moral judgement and not an aesthetic one. It's like sayin...