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by fyodor
17 Jun 2018, 01:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1550
Views: 46057

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

fyodor wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 20:55
Good idea?

Partial disclosure: it's about price disclosure.
Colorado Libertarian Party endorses!

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by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Straight talk fyodor - you are neutral between the ideas that people saying Brett Weinstein's response to their day of absence was a) actually increasing their risk of being killed (they said this) and b) were making a non issue into a life threatening issue so they could exercise power? Is there n...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Straight talk fyodor - you are neutral between the ideas that people saying Brett Weinstein's response to their day of absence was a) actually increasing their risk of being killed (they said this) and b) were making a non issue into a life threatening issue so they could exercise power? Is there n...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I note a distinct lack of worry about risk items unrelated to politics among the crowd in question. Mommies worry about everything for their precious children. Poisons, stranger danger, etc. The white male supremacy is murdering me through culture crowd ... it's a pretty targeted sort of mean world...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I will revise to something like - Mean World is definitely a thing and in particular anything related to children and in particular for white middle class and above mommies. No identifiable risk is tolerable and danger is everywhere. I think there are elements who do not believe notably higher risk...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise. Dude, they gave money to people who pushed the "death penalty for gays" law in Uganda. As well as conversion camps here at home. This isn't political donations we're talking about. Ye...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Warren wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:59
Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:42
There is a 100 percent chance that you are buying products from people who have politics you don't like. That's ok.
Yes, you don't need to concern yourself with whether or not your dry cleaners are Nazis. But it's different if they put swastikas in their windows.
Score one for peace frog!
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way. On wh...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183601

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way. On wh...
by fyodor
09 Apr 2018, 21:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 461
Views: 14856

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 00:19
Say what you will about Camille Paglia, at least she was entertaining while her fifteen minutes of public intellectual fame lasted.
She's always big fun, even when she's nuts.
by fyodor
06 Apr 2018, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45841

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Here's another interesting comic adaptation, though I believe this one only covers certain portions.

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by fyodor
06 Apr 2018, 20:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1550
Views: 46057

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Good idea?

Partial disclosure: it's about price disclosure.
by fyodor
28 Feb 2018, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1550
Views: 46057

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Nothin means nothin until there’s a real proposal with a real price tag broken out by real taxpayer categories. And even that would change with time via trial and error, I would think anyway. I don't know how other countries handled it, but I can't imagine they'd come anywhere close to nailing it o...
by fyodor
28 Feb 2018, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1113
Views: 38005

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

The state can rename all of those marriages with the stroke of a pen if they wish, but actually ending them would require disentangling all of the joint property and other matters. That would keep an army of lawyers fully employed forever. Even Paul Campos would agree that there would be a totes re...
by fyodor
25 Feb 2018, 20:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23568

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Yeah, the Reds are in full 'he's-doing-it-because-politics-he's-a-sekrit-libtard' mode, so they don't want reforms of the system to make misconduct harder or protect everyone against it. They want to purge the ideologically impure and leave it just as abusive as before but in their control. What I ...
by fyodor
25 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 47
Views: 970

Re: Idiocracy is here

I just saw the ad in question myself in the past week or so. I think it's probably getting expanding exposure, i.e., showing on more stations than just where the hardcore target audience would be. Actually I might have seen it on a station that shows all westerns (been on a Gunsmoke binge lately, ju...
by fyodor
14 Jan 2018, 23:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17
Replies: 155
Views: 5340

Re: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17

I'll reiterate that the rule requiring an extra point to be kicked when it doesn't affect the outcome and time has run out is a bad one. And y'all can fuck off with your ridiculous arguments to the contrary. That said, it did contribute some lulz, so maybe it was good for that. Yeah, go Jags. Anybod...
by fyodor
01 Jan 2018, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 454
Views: 23046

Re: Iran (so far away)

So Trump helped discredit the Iranian opposition by praising it. I'm too shocked to do a proper Casablanca.

Then again, correct me if I'm wrong, but his predecessors all did the same thing, right? Of course, it wasn't so obviously a mistake till it was already done once or twice, one might argue.
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 548
Views: 13972

Re: Just the Tax

I should probably add that I think that "Republicans did it and they're out to get us" is a major underlying factor regardless of the expressed concerns. Plus they've heard various criticisms that are easy to conjoin to that.
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 333
Views: 10399

Re: Op-ediots

It's by the dude that got fired from Heritage for saying Hispanics have low IQs. So it's funny that the dude got his PhD on scholarship that Latino immigrants are inferior to native whites, but now thinks we should close off immigration because they're harder-working. http://www.nationalreview.com/...
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 17:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 548
Views: 13972

Re: Just the Tax

The liberal I cohabit with thinks the increase in deficits will be used as an excuse to cut social programs.
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 548
Views: 13972

Re: Just the Tax

There's large bills down the road and there's large bills down the road. If you're talking about the deficit, that's an abstraction to most people. (And as NY Mag dude somewhat rightly points out, there's been enough seeming crying wolf over that that it's not hard to understand why new warnings mak...
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 548
Views: 13972

Re: Just the Tax

Down the road a lot of people's cuts are also gonna get negated by the reduction in the inflation adjustment, not that most people know about that. Say, am I right to grok that the inflation adjustment reduction is regressive in its relative effect? In that it has the same absolute effect on everyon...
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 234
Views: 13181

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

Via an Iranian Facebook friend, I just learned about Yalda Night . (Y'all are geniuses so you probably already knew about it, but I didn't!) She described her own celebration of as a very pleasant gathering of friends and family with "watermelon , pomegranate , dried nut , (usually fried fish with c...
by fyodor
21 Dec 2017, 11:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 548
Views: 13972

Re: Just the Tax

Thanks.

So I guess we just gotta wait another year for Ivanka's postcards. ;)

(a few other things I'd heard confused me about that too, though that's what I would have expected. Um, for it to be 2018, not to be confused. Though maybe I should expect that, too...)