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by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 604
Views: 39303

Re: Op-ediots

OMG. I hope the comment about Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans is a joke because I’m not sure how a battle fought after the Treaty of Ghent was going to change the outcome of the war. https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/put-harriet-tubman-on-a-new-25-bill/ This part is also great: That move...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

One week before his scheduled retirement, Chief Gallagher should be tasked with helping MPs investigate a murder.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs I'm pretty sure there's a door on some SEAL base that need guarding that's too sensitive for the base MPs. The Arctic Ocean is an area of increasing geopolitical significance, as global warming melts the ice. Chief Gallagher should be...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

Vindman just needs to shoot a few civilians. Then the GOP will love him.
by thoreau
20 Nov 2019, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83231

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

With students and tuition, I agree on skin in the game more than you think. I'm not convinced that the dollar amounts need to be as huge as institutions want them to be, but students need to see an immediate cost to spending this time, not just an opportunity cost. I think one reason why so many of ...
by thoreau
20 Nov 2019, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83231

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Not sure about making med school free. I have the same skepticism about that I do with making higher ed free. Given how much of their money comes from clinical revenue and research grants, tuition is probably barely a blip. I wouldn't make it free, but you could mandate some price cuts in med schoo...
by thoreau
19 Nov 2019, 22:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

A Hitman hired by Trump would shoot himself in the foot. Repeatedly.
by thoreau
19 Nov 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

The Army had to put Vindman and his family under 24-hour protection after the military commander-in-chief made multiple anti-Vindman tweets. This is because Vindman hates da troops, and is probably buddies with Colin Kaepernick. Trump loves da troops and it is a shame that da troops are being force...
by thoreau
19 Nov 2019, 13:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 255
Views: 17248

Re: PS 411

This is a good article on the contradictory mess of political imperatives that people subject public schools to. Their final recommendation (a "Pain In The Ass" metric) is hardly a panacea, but contemplating it illustrates some valid points. https://areomagazine.com/2019/11/19/want-to-fix-public-sch...
by thoreau
18 Nov 2019, 23:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 419
Views: 16273

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

FWIW, Quillette just published an excerpt from Meghan Daum's latest book. Whether that reflects well or poorly on Daum and/or Quillette is very much a Rohrschach test. https://quillette.com/2019/11/19/please-stop-calling-yourself-a-feminist-badass/ I liked the book, overall, but maybe it's because, ...
by thoreau
18 Nov 2019, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

I think future generations will look at Trump and marvel at how good he was compared to the idiot who won the 2032 election.

America is not going to be improving, guys. We're riding this slide all the way to the bottom.
by thoreau
18 Nov 2019, 16:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3009
Views: 166112

Re: Twitter!

Don't they also have electrolytes and shit?
by thoreau
17 Nov 2019, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 145
Views: 11158

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Mo wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 17:22
The “i never realized Michelle Malkin was a bigot” moment by conservatives is hi-fucking-larious
In a couple decades they might even learn that Trump is a bigot. Maybe.
by thoreau
17 Nov 2019, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 15065

Re: Dancing With the Dems

There's nothing wrong with being the mayor of a small city. But it isn't sufficient qualification to be president.

And being a STEM professor is also not a sufficient qualification to be president. But I'm not running for president. The mayor of a small city is.
by thoreau
17 Nov 2019, 16:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 15065

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I am disgusted that the mayor of a small city is even a contender. What's next? A reality TV star with a Twitter account?
by thoreau
15 Nov 2019, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 886
Views: 55085

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

OK, if it only degrades in 4-6 weeks under specific conditions, and otherwise is stable, I think this is an amazing invention.
by thoreau
15 Nov 2019, 13:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 886
Views: 55085

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Biodegrading in 4-6 weeks? Seems a little short for a lot of applications.
by thoreau
15 Nov 2019, 00:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3009
Views: 166112

Re: Twitter!

Regardless of what these writers are worth, they're not doing bad, and it is petty to shit on a college kid who didn't like the book. (But Wikipedia says that Jodi Picoult has sold 14 million books. She's probably pretty comfortable, and can probably get invited to parties in some pretty nice areas ...
by thoreau
14 Nov 2019, 21:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3009
Views: 166112

Re: Twitter!

A common reading assignment for all incoming freshmen is a somewhat popular thing at many schools. Enforcement is often lax for a host of good and bad reasons, but it often serves as fodder for some campus events (e.g. a guest lecture by the author, if available, or another expert on the book's subj...
by thoreau
14 Nov 2019, 20:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

I just find this amusing: The foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have been meeting in DC to resolve a dispute over a dam on the Nile, and apparently Trump was at one of the meetings . I am struggling to imagine Trump trying to discuss this with the foreign ministers of 3 African countr...
by thoreau
14 Nov 2019, 19:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

I just find this amusing: The foreign ministers of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt have been meeting in DC to resolve a dispute over a dam on the Nile, and apparently Trump was at one of the meetings . I am struggling to imagine Trump trying to discuss this with the foreign ministers of 3 African countri...
by thoreau
14 Nov 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7124
Views: 286355

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 17:24
This is why I can never buy the 'Trump is a foreign agent' theory. Russia would never recruit anyone this incompetent.
Lavrenti Beria would have had him liquidated for incompetence, I give you that.
by thoreau
14 Nov 2019, 17:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3009
Views: 166112

Re: Twitter!

JD wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 17:01
thoreau wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 16:40
How much of this is SocJus and how much is just girl drama?
...is there much difference?
SocJus nominally has an ideology. I mean, say what you will about the tenets of critical theory, dude. At least it's an ethos.
by thoreau
14 Nov 2019, 16:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3009
Views: 166112

Re: Twitter!

Way back in freshman year of college there was Some Drama in the dorms. I wasn't much into it, but at some point my then-girlfriend made an amusing remark about it, and I repeated it to a friend of mine who knew some of the players, because I thought it was an amusing comment. The friend got all mad...