Random news finds - eyeroll edition

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Re: Random news finds - eyeroll edition

Post by Warren » 26 Sep 2017, 11:16

the innominate one wrote:
26 Sep 2017, 10:39
Is it ok if I feel smugly superior to the idiots in this story, or will that cause them to re-elect Trump?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/maga ... .html?_r=0

Since it's illegal to require a test to vote, maybe we just should require a gullibility test to be allowed access to the internet. Like a theme park ride: must be this skeptical or more to ride the information superhighway.
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Post by Sandy » 26 Sep 2017, 14:31

Scanner man looks like Putin's ne'er-do-well older brother.
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Re: Random news finds - eyeroll edition

Post by nicole » 26 Sep 2017, 15:06

the innominate one wrote:
26 Sep 2017, 10:39
Is it ok if I feel smugly superior to the idiots in this story, or will that cause them to re-elect Trump?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/maga ... .html?_r=0

Since it's illegal to require a test to vote, maybe we just should require a gullibility test to be allowed access to the internet. Like a theme park ride: must be this skeptical or more to ride the information superhighway.
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Post by Dangerman » 26 Sep 2017, 15:27

I'd be ok with a FISA court that existed only to unmask anonymous harassers.
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Post by the innominate one » 29 Sep 2017, 18:54

Is Mona Chalabi the Mona that used to be glad about cancelling her reason subscription?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/opin ... e-gap.html
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Post by Jennifer » 29 Sep 2017, 19:14

No, not the same Mona.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 29 Sep 2017, 19:17

the innominate one wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 18:54
Is Mona Chalabi the Mona that used to be glad about cancelling her reason subscription?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/opin ... e-gap.html
I always find these sorts of complaints silly. Women date older guys when guys their own age would date them, but expect guys their own age to date them when younger women would date them. Also, if you are a woman and want a good dating life, don't live in New York. The sex ratio is not in your favor.
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Post by the innominate one » 29 Sep 2017, 19:36

It's also silly to assume the sex-age preference bias is entirely due to culture.
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Post by thoreau » 29 Sep 2017, 20:07

the innominate one wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 19:36
It's also silly to assume the sex-age preference bias is entirely due to culture.
Human behavior has no roots in biology. Especially not sex differences in behavior.

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Post by dbcooper » 29 Sep 2017, 20:37

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 19:17
the innominate one wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 18:54
Is Mona Chalabi the Mona that used to be glad about cancelling her reason subscription?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/opin ... e-gap.html
I always find these sorts of complaints silly. Women date older guys when guys their own age would date them, but expect guys their own age to date them when younger women would date them. Also, if you are a woman and want a good dating life, don't live in New York. The sex ratio is not in your favor.
Yup. But silly complaints are what Times' opinion section is for.
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Re: Random news finds - eyeroll edition

Post by JasonL » 30 Sep 2017, 09:23

Mona Chalabi has/had a gig as data reporter at 538 for a while. Ask Mona or something.

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Post by the innominate one » 04 Oct 2017, 16:08

thoreau wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 20:07
the innominate one wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 19:36
It's also silly to assume the sex-age preference bias is entirely due to culture.
Human behavior has no roots in biology. Especially not sex differences in behavior.

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I learned enough to leave it. Then I learned it's not any better out here.
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Post by the innominate one » 04 Oct 2017, 16:20

Here are some companies doing the economically rational thing:

https://www.revealnews.org/article/they ... lants/amp/
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Post by Aresen » 04 Oct 2017, 16:26

the innominate one wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 16:20
Here are some companies doing the economically rational thing:

https://www.revealnews.org/article/they ... lants/amp/
14th Amendment?
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Post by JD » 04 Oct 2017, 16:55

the innominate one wrote:
04 Oct 2017, 16:20
Here are some companies doing the economically rational thing:

https://www.revealnews.org/article/they ... lants/amp/
That's a pretty horrifying article. To me, the most horrifying part might be that judges just keep sending people to what is basically slavery out of some belief that this is somehow "better".

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Post by thoreau » 04 Oct 2017, 16:57

From the headline ("They thought they were going to rehab. They ended up in chicken plants") I started wondering if I should skip the chicken at dinner tonight...
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Post by the innominate one » 12 Oct 2017, 22:20

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Re: Random news finds - eyeroll edition

Post by Andrew » 12 Oct 2017, 22:48

I assume that's an eyeroll because that's been known about him since 1992.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 12 Oct 2017, 23:30

Will Putin denounce him?

I'm waiting . . .
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Re: Random news finds - eyeroll edition

Post by JD » 13 Oct 2017, 00:09

Andrew wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 22:48
I assume that's an eyeroll because that's been known about him since 1992.
No shit. An ex-girlfriend of mine, who worked in the movie industry, actually had a sexual-harassment story about him. I am surprised not one iota.

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Post by Aresen » 13 Oct 2017, 00:19

JD wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 00:09
Andrew wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 22:48
I assume that's an eyeroll because that's been known about him since 1992.
No shit. An ex-girlfriend of mine, who worked in the movie industry, actually had a sexual-harassment story about him. I am surprised not one iota.
I am surprised. I thought he only fellated cops.
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Post by Ellie » 13 Oct 2017, 01:35

*high-fives Aresen*
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Post by the innominate one » 13 Oct 2017, 10:14

The cops said no, but he persisted.
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Post by JasonL » 13 Oct 2017, 10:18

Still?

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Post by dbcooper » 13 Oct 2017, 20:06

Ex-Politician Gets Probation for Groping 103-Year-Old Woman
MEDIA, Pa. — A former politician who molested a 103-year-old nursing home resident received a sentence to two years' probation a day after another politician in the same township was arrested on child porn charges.

William Spingler, 76, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of indecent assault on a person with a mental disability in June. He will not be required to register as a sex offender.

Workers at a nursing home in Wayne saw Spingler, a real estate agent, grope the woman on three occasions, prosecutors said. The woman has dementia and is related to Spingler by marriage.
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