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by JasonL
52 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2146
Views: 121861

Re: Home $weet Home

I'm in constant search for better spice storage. I like to have a 2 tier "frequent use" accessible right over/near the stove at eye level + "Rarely used" bulk storage in a pantry or something approach. I want the frequent use to be about 12 slots, ideally grouped into forgiving categories of Red (ch...
by JasonL
Today, 10:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 666
Views: 21182

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Yeah that's a thing - I think we suffer diseases of wealth. I think suicide rates and some other things are like that. It isn't really that life had more meaning before - it's that you just didn't have time to worry about things like that very much. Expectations included some amount of pain, cyclica...
by JasonL
Today, 10:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3111
Views: 172117

Re: Twitter!

I haven't used a conveyer checkout in a year probably. I'm twice weekly but small loads grocery guy for the most part and I always use self checkout. Kroger phased out the 15 or less lines in favor of more self check stations and it never seems worth it to me to be in one of the lines behind 9,000 c...
by JasonL
Today, 09:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 666
Views: 21182

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

That is the unifying theme of much of my bitching. People are acting like things are terrible and they aren't terrible. Crime low, rich country environment impacts improving, low unemployment, slow expansion but expansion lasting 10 years now. Wages rising for 8 years. You can do the full Gapminder ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 18:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1398
Views: 73351

Re: Setec Astronomy

Pham Nuwen wrote:I just assumed they were hiding a source. Is that wrong on my part?
From the judge? Using claims of Russian contact by a source as evidence of illicit contact knowing that was not true?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1398
Views: 73351

Re: Setec Astronomy

But ... he was an informant. Paid by the person certifying to a judge that Russian contacts were suspicious. That’s not an oversight. What’s he trying to get to in doing this?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1398
Views: 73351

Setec Astronomy

Follow up, can one be especially bothered by levers of foreign policy being pulled for political dirt digging if one shrugs at FISA monitoring under false pretenses to the same ends? I'm not going to defend the FBI, but you can't reasonably equate the pre-November 2016 investigations with Trump ask...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1398
Views: 73351

Re: Setec Astronomy

The specific conclusion of the report is that the Carter Page FISA thing was not motivated by political goals. It was a deficient FISA application but only in the same ways that probably most FISA applications are deficient. They flat lied. They notably excluded that Page was an informant and used ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1398
Views: 73351

Re: Setec Astronomy

Is the FISA thing better, worse, or the same if it’s not random FISA abuse but levers of state security mobilized against political opposition? Follow up, can one be especially bothered by levers of foreign policy being pulled for political dirt digging if one shrugs at FISA monitoring under false p...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1398
Views: 73351

Re: Setec Astronomy

For the record it does appear the Carter Page FISA warrant was granted based on misrepresentation of his previous role as an informant and by lying about validating core claims in the Steele dossier. I’m not a believer that this invalidates the whole investigation especially since that meeting did h...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1900
Views: 85504

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I’m fine if people saying let’s try those systems also want to show how they are funded like really.
by JasonL
09 Dec 2019, 07:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7201
Views: 295291

Re: Orange is the new President

How electable do you guys think E Warren is?
by JasonL
08 Dec 2019, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1900
Views: 85504

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Let’s have that discussion. The real comparison. Corporate tax rate is about 20% in Finland. VAT is 24%\14% on essentials. Progressive income top rate is 32% paid by lots of people. Median income total tax burden is about 45%. Try to sell it that way with all the goodies. See what happens.
by JasonL
08 Dec 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3012
Views: 125838

Re: I just don't get it

Or, if it’s a known acceptable thing - I.e. SO likes to exercise.

I find it odd really that the base presumption is never do this. If I buy you a book am I saying you are stupid?
by JasonL
08 Dec 2019, 08:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7201
Views: 295291

Re: Orange is the new President

I have no idea what Klobuchar thinks about anything.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2019, 15:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17556

Re: Dancing With the Dems

My favorite part of this moment is the normalization of conspiracy enables people drop batshit crazy shorthand claims in a way that similarly fucking crazy people can nod at immediately.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2019, 10:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7201
Views: 295291

Re: Orange is the new President

This gallup poll makes me think trump might win pretty hard. https://news.gallup.com/poll/1675/Most-Important-Problem.aspx?g_source=link_newsv9&g_campaign=item_262439&g_medium=copy Top mention for Most Important Problem goes to "The Government / Poor Leadership", which you can take as a strong never...
by JasonL
07 Dec 2019, 10:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3111
Views: 172117

Re: Twitter!

I want to live in a world where those are not things but I know I don't live in that world.
by JasonL
07 Dec 2019, 08:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Trayvon Martin thread
Replies: 1471
Views: 50199

Re: The Trayvon Martin thread

As a general rule, I assume all activist documentaries called The Blahblah Hoax are trash. In the dark recesses of my brain, I think we are in a moment where I don’t trust anyone about anything that has activist implications, and that includes conservatives telling their favorite story about media c...
by JasonL
04 Dec 2019, 13:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4886
Views: 264461

Re: Food

I have an structure for cooking that would take a chapter in a book maybe to wade through, but it breaks down into recipes having categorizable core elements. A dish may at top level be categorized by a general approach to applying heat: Roasting (dry environment hot ambient temperatures like an ove...
by JasonL
04 Dec 2019, 12:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1741
Views: 115841

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Time to put bond to bed. Doesn’t make sense decontextualized from the Cold War. The Craig bond in CR was a good attempt, but the rest of those movies were just poorly written.
by JasonL
04 Dec 2019, 12:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4886
Views: 264461

Re: Food

green parts of scallions are in general the same as parsley Sorry, can you explain that a little more fully? In my experience, green scallions are not much like parsley at all, but maybe I'm misinterpreting you. Right. Most cuisines have a green thing they add fresh at the end of a recipe to add fr...
by JasonL
04 Dec 2019, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4886
Views: 264461

Re: Food

What do you think of using leaks instead of onions to make a lighter sofrito for a soup? I do this all the time in French applications. Leeks are dirty and need to be cleaned thoroughly but they are actually almost my favorite allium. They have an herbal element that is more interesting than white ...
by JasonL
04 Dec 2019, 09:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4886
Views: 264461

Re: Food

I'm a big rule of thumb by regional cuisine guy. To make a thing: Italian or Tuscan: olive oil, parsley, lemon, light garlic. Red pepper flake in small amounts for heat if desired. Spanish: heavy garlic, piminton (smoked paprika), bay leaf, saffron, oregano. blend hot paprika for heat if desired Sou...