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by thoreau
Today, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7693
Views: 242488

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

I finally saw American Graffiti.

I think it's the best film that Lucas ever directed.
by thoreau
Today, 00:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 232
Views: 7293

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

Democrats want a bureaucracy that will do cruel and inhuman things in orderly, measured ways after boxes have been checked and paperwork has been stamped and everything is in order. Republicans want to take that to its logical end. Then Democrats look at the mess that Republicans made and say "Now, ...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 00:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

Kolohe wrote:
18 Jun 2018, 23:25
thoreau wrote:
18 Jun 2018, 18:16
OTOH, we're getting a Space Force. SPACE FORCE!!!
We're not getting a space force. What the president signed today was about space junk
Sure, but he'll talk about Space Force. How long before we reach the "M-A-R-S: Mars, bitchez!" stage of his presidency?
by thoreau
18 Jun 2018, 22:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 232
Views: 7293

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

I listened to it.

I had a strong desire to commit several major felonies after listening to it. If somebody else were to commit those felonies I'd probably develop a keen interest in getting picked for jury duty.
by thoreau
18 Jun 2018, 18:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Terraforming!
Replies: 156
Views: 3688

Re: Terraforming!

One nice thing about Martian colonization is that it would present a perfect opportunity for calendar reform. There are 668.59 Martian days (aka sols) in a Martian year. This lends itself nicely to a calendar of 24 months, with the first 23 months having 28 days each and the last month having 24 or ...
by thoreau
18 Jun 2018, 18:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

OTOH, we're getting a Space Force. SPACE FORCE!!!
by thoreau
16 Jun 2018, 12:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14092

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Feynman's reputation was based more on how loudly he played up the exploits of his early years, and how willing he was to openly look (but not touch) than anything he actually did once he was happily married to his third wife. It wouldn't shock me if he caught some mundane STD somewhere along the li...
by thoreau
15 Jun 2018, 13:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73642

Re: Twitter!


tr0g wrote: You know good and goddamned well there are people that would be just fine with Thanos's solution if they knew they were going to be in the surviving half and they got to help pick the other half. And those people are lurking in every political ideology, even ours.
Oh, snap!
by thoreau
15 Jun 2018, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73642

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. I'm...
by thoreau
15 Jun 2018, 03:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

Who knew that a trade war could be so good and so easy to win?

http://thehill.com/policy/international ... -trump?amp

While they're at it, maybe some eminent domain at 1161 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6?
by thoreau
13 Jun 2018, 23:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20141

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Wait, he was buddies with Qaddafi back in the day? I suppose it makes sense that two authoritarian assholes with huge egos and terrible taste would be best bros.
by thoreau
13 Jun 2018, 19:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20141

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Yes, that's about as diplomatic as Trump has ever been. Two problems: 1) Wouldn't it be nice if he could be at least as diplomatic with frickin' Canada? 2) Even in diplomatic speak, it would be better if he said "Well, yes, there are going to be areas of concern, but meeting to reach agreements on s...
by thoreau
13 Jun 2018, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20141

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

But he probably never did a vacation in Singapore; that could be all the difference!
by thoreau
13 Jun 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20141

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

The Cowen plan for North Korea:
Step 1: Get their leader to pursue his education in Western Europe, and hang around with successful and wealthy Americans like Dennis Rodman.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: FREEDOM!!!
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 23:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20141

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

What the fuck did I just watch?
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 22:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

Wait, why would North Korean state media treat sanctions as a bad thing? I thought that under their Juche ideal they are wholly self-sufficient and achieving economic miracles that the rest of the world envies? Why would they care if they can't trade with us when they already have the good stuff?
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 20:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

That's not the point, Shem. Brooks cannot go ahead with a military exercise unless and until the POTUS actually does go back on his word. Based on reporting in the NYT , it's not actually clear that Trump has given the order. Yes, he said on TV that it will happen, but the military obeys precise, v...
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 18:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23610

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

If this were the first time that McCain had ever been useless, yeah, I'd cut him some slack.

But McCain has been all sorts of bad in all sorts of ways for a very long time.
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

I know a Trump statement should never be taken at face value, but the North Korean regime is certain to play that statement for all it's worth. Yes, and when he walks away from that and joint exercises happen anyway, NK will be obligated to throw a temper tantrum. If an NK temper tantrum was just s...
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 18:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23610

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Right now, I have to put my hopes in fucking Team Blue getting its shit together and managing not to crush their own momentum in a paroxysm of self-congratulatory overreach after the mid-terms. Right now, if I had to bet, I'd give pretty even odds of Trump getting re-elected, which makes me sick. A...
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23610

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I feel like there should also be another (political, not legal) test for impeachment: If somebody else did this, could they get a job as the parking lot attendant at a defense contractor doing classified work? If not, impeach. It's a low bar. I doubt the parking lot attendant has to jump through the...
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 14:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23610

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

SCOTUS can't remove a president. Maybe they could block some of the parts of a business deal, depending on the nature of the case brought to them, and how much of the deal actually falls under US jurisdiction, but much of what is in play here will ultimately be political rather than technical. There...
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23610

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

One problem with the sheer volume of Trump's misdeeds is that things that would be big stories on their own become background noise. Anything short of a recording of Trump thanking Kislyak for the DNC hack and promising specific concessions in return becomes a let down. If anyone else was doing real...
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 13:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5228
Views: 112218

Re: Orange is the new President

Disengagement should be more about coaxing SK to step up rather than expecting something from NK.
by thoreau
12 Jun 2018, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23610

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Team Mo.

And Team Falcon.