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by thoreau
Yesterday, 21:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 4048

Re: Oh, Canada

Justin Trudeau is going to run for governor of Virginia:

by thoreau
Yesterday, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 318
Views: 16647

Re: 400 ppm

I use public toilets and piss on the seat.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2019, 13:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 244
Views: 14010

Re: PS 411

I appreciated this little gem of writing:
"Having to talk about someone's own whiteness is a requirement for them to become liberated."

Not every participant experienced the joys of liberation.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2019, 12:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3137
Views: 161461

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Interface by Neal Stephenson and Frederick George. You can tell that Stephenson had a co-author because this story has an ending.

I never thought I would root for martial law, but I totally did.
by thoreau
16 Sep 2019, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253476

Re: Orange is the new President

I am terrible at names and faces, but I don't see Kanye on that list.
by thoreau
16 Sep 2019, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253476

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
16 Sep 2019, 17:25
Eazy E may have dies 24 years ago, but he supports Trump.
Kris Kobach warned us that dead people would meddle in US elections and nobody listened.
by thoreau
16 Sep 2019, 11:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253476

Re: Orange is the new President

I told you the pee tape is real!
SECRET SERVICE JET SKIS- US Secret Service is ordering jet skis for its agents. In part, because of Mar-a-Lago and the Trump family's affinity for "water sports"
by thoreau
15 Sep 2019, 02:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1102
Views: 75121

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

We enjoyed Hustlers. I know the press is raving about Jennifer Lopez's performance, but I thought Constance Wu stole the show.

And I could swear that we had a gryll discussion of the real-life events that inspired the movie, but I can't find the thread now.
by thoreau
13 Sep 2019, 10:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13311

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

There is a lot of wheat mixed in with the chaff, which makes it a shame that they are going downhill. For instance, this is an article that could plausibly have appeared in Reason:

https://quillette.com/2019/09/12/anti-p ... treadmill/
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 19:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13311

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

I genuinely don't see what value Quillette has beyond owning-the-libs I work in an environment where people are getting increasingly vocal about certain diversity narratives. And I've had people say to my face that I shouldn't ascribe differences in individual performance--not differences between g...
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 18:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13311

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

I read Soh charitably because of her own experience as a gender-non-conforming youth who desisted. Ngo is a more serious matter, as is the hoax. Anyone can get hoaxed, but this was a "too good to be true" story that they accepted uncritically, and that's exactly the opposite of what I'd want from th...
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13311

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

The fraud was an article by a guy who claimed to have been involved in DSA. It has a number of "This story is obviously too good to be true" markers in it. They pulled it when they finally recognized its hoax nature. I don't recall a Quillette article drawing inferences about human intelligence from...
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 11:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

If there is anyone who might be able to arrange a coup in NK it would be China.
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 11:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 863
Views: 51307

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Kolohe wrote:I was going to solve the Fermi paradox, but then I got high.
I was gonna build the TMT,
But I got high,
I was gonna scan the entire sky,
But I got high,
SJWs shut down the project,
And I know why, (why, man?)
Because I got high,
Because I got high,
Because I got high.
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 10:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

Once NK got added to the "Axis of Evil", China probably decided that the only thing worse than NK with nukes would be W installing some preemptive democracy in NK.
by thoreau
12 Sep 2019, 02:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13311

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Near the end of this video John McWhorter mentions the IDW:

by thoreau
11 Sep 2019, 20:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

You don't last very long as a player in the Middle East if you let yourself get dragged in every time somebody is mean to Muslims outside your borders. Iran will defend other Muslims when convenient and ignore their plight when convenient. China is way more important in geopolitics than some poor pe...
by thoreau
11 Sep 2019, 18:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

Persians and Chinese in an imperial game. This should be an amazing contest to watch. Each round will probably last, what, one century? Two?
by thoreau
11 Sep 2019, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: GET OFF MY LAWN!
Replies: 51
Views: 3078

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN!

Well, if we need to get our mojo back then let's go conquer Greenland! How hard can it be to fight some Eskimos and Vikings in a land of glaciers?
by thoreau
11 Sep 2019, 15:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 531
Views: 32545

Re: Iran (so far away)

Stopping Iran from getting nukes is pretty much impossible, short of a massive war that nobody except John Bolton wants. Nukes are inherently desirable, and all 3 US presidents of the 21st century drove home the message that giving up nukes is too dangers. Iraq did it and got invaded by Bush. Libya ...
by thoreau
11 Sep 2019, 13:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: GET OFF MY LAWN!
Replies: 51
Views: 3078

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN!

Hugh Akston wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 12:23
Hopefully that means we can someday move from #neverforget to #911isajoke.
This.
by thoreau
10 Sep 2019, 22:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253476

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump wanted to give a certificate to a guy who supposedly fought back during the Walmart shooting in El Paso. Two problems: 1) Store security cameras showed that he guy didn't fight like he claimed. 2) When he showed up at the White House the Secret Service arrested him for an outstanding warrant. ...
by thoreau
10 Sep 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Canada Votes 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Canada Votes 2019

I think Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would both be happier running a country with Canadian healthcare. Could you guys take them off our hands?
by thoreau
10 Sep 2019, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6945
Views: 253476

Re: Orange is the new President

Regarding his disagreements with Trump, Bolton said "If you don't know me by now..."