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by JasonL
Today, 09:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Is a good movie. Or a good movie sewn together with a so so movie at the end? Still pretty good.
by JasonL
22 Jun 2018, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 695

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

It would be easier to digest, still wrong but easier, if the people interested in this view of what counts as freedom constrained the dangerous speech talk to only real actual nazis. It keeps looking overtly like “any political other”.
by JasonL
22 Jun 2018, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 695

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

This stance, the idea of "de platforming", the general media treatment of items off narrative, those are what are going to empower a persistent bannon faction. The most salient feature of the right is media hate these days. The new norm can't be no above ground platform for anyone more than 5 degree...
by JasonL
22 Jun 2018, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2198

Re: Gentry from the block

Not being a city guy, I really don't understand how you can ensure affordability when the fundamental value of the undeveloped square footage is way north of affordable. Is it just rent controlled forever?
by JasonL
22 Jun 2018, 10:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4710

Re: PS 411

Alice training?
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 16:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 74
Views: 2198

Re: Gentry from the block

My sister could have written that proposal.
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4710

Re: PS 411

Letting high flyers fly high puts you in the best spot to have the most people positioned to do things that generate growth, surplus, social value, whathaveyou. I think vocational pathing would make sense, but this idea that great academic environments should be built for randos is ... that's not sm...
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4710

Re: PS 411

Finland's everyone isn't our everyone. It absolutely is impressive if you give students the opportunity to fly as high as possible. That's mission 1a of education in my book, mission 1 being give everyone a shot to learn basic competency. Note it's "give them a shot" not "close the gap" as a primary...
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 220
Views: 4710

Re: PS 411

All of our X should be elite X.
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 14:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1475
Views: 54714

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

I'm giving medium khaki denim a try. I feel like with the state of corp casual, the time may be now for that look with untucked button down and maybe ECCO chukkas or something.

https://www.mottandbow.com/mens/straigh ... khaki.html
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 14:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2602
Views: 125373

Re: Video Games!

I feel like a thousand year old man trying to get discord set up to work with a sometimes group of overwatch players. The app has friends, but there's also dedicated servers, but the app doesn't show the server info after you accept a server invite, does the server matter, i dunno.
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 695

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Under the terms of that notice I can't see them defending the Black Panthers for example. That would seem to be ... problematic.
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 13:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 695

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

More bothered by this than the gun thing. This is their wheelhouse and this is the abandonment of the notion of civil liberties in that arena.
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 52
Views: 695

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

nicole wrote:To my mind that memo was their death knell as an organization that cares about civil liberties.
Confirmation of 6 month suspicion, but I agree with this end point. People unwilling to defend the marketplace of ideas could only ever be a situational ally.
by JasonL
21 Jun 2018, 09:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 245
Views: 7764

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

Mo wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 18:12
What the everliving fuck.

https://www.seattlepi.com/national/arti ... 011053.php
I would want to see cross verification of the key elements of that story. The language in there was not suggestive of credibility to me.
by JasonL
20 Jun 2018, 16:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Onion that could've been in The News
Replies: 201
Views: 22563

Re: Onion that could've been in The News

Whose quote is that?
by JasonL
19 Jun 2018, 23:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 245
Views: 7764

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

That’s the thing. Everyone is acting like the expansion of prosecutions instead of releases isn’t a thing. It’s a thing. It is a choice this administration made and it creates much more of this.
by JasonL
19 Jun 2018, 16:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 18
Views: 555

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

I've watched S2E8 Kiksuya twice and I believe it to be on par with the best single tv episodes I've seen all time. Mad Men suitcase, Sopranos Pine Barrens, Wire Season 3 crescendo ep I forget the name, etc
by JasonL
19 Jun 2018, 06:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 245
Views: 7764

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

“What if I told you every criminal conviction separates families?”

So maybe doing more of that doesn’t make you a good guy? If you changed enforcement of jay walking to mandatory imprisonment and we saw kids crying while parents in cages - that wouldn’t make you the hero of the story.
by JasonL
18 Jun 2018, 15:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 245
Views: 7764

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

My favorite/not favorite iteration of that is the "crime wave" that rolled across the EU "directly traceable to illegal immigrants and refugees". To get the crime wave they counted the infraction of being in the country without paperwork. Look a crime wave. Ugh.
by JasonL
18 Jun 2018, 09:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4481
Views: 180990

Re: Food

Some cuts refresh fast, others less fast. It is comparable to my experiences with non grocery butchery. They have the cows and they sell the bits and then they get more cows and more bits. Also, just wrapped fathers day weekend.
by JasonL
18 Jun 2018, 09:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4481
Views: 180990

Re: Food

Fathers Day was my first time using Porter Road as an online butcher. Got a giant flap steak and some skirt and did chimichurri. Very, very good. They do several smart things like standardizing cost per cut rather than selling by weight. They control lifecycle feed of all butchered animals and do na...
by JasonL
15 Jun 2018, 12:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 74345

Re: Twitter!

It’s also a disease of the conservative instincts around thin veneer of civilization/slippery slope to chaos. It has a long history. I'd have a lot more respect for "law and order" types if they held LEOs to the same standard. It’s authoritarian down in its bones. They Do What Needs to be Done.
by JasonL
15 Jun 2018, 11:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 74345

Re: Twitter!

It’s also a disease of the conservative instincts around thin veneer of civilization/slippery slope to chaos. It has a long history.