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by Aresen
36 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10194
Views: 717227

Re: Petty annoyances

I did my census form online two days ago. (Canada census is in years ending in 1 with a partial census in years ending in 6.) I was a little annoyed they insisted I provide my phone number and email address as part of the process. Yeah, Statistics Canada, I really trust your security and promise of ...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 23:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136466

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

If 'normal' means 'exactly the way things were at the beginning of 2020', that is never going to happen. Primarily because behavior is going to change. 1) A large fraction of people are going to decide working from home is better than commuting to an office. 2) The same applies to shopping from home...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116109

Re: Random covid-19 observations

A common criticism of Ayn Rand is how unrealistic her characters are, so it seems funny to me when people are now attacking Pfizer, Moderna and J&J for making profits on the vaccines the public was begging those companies to produce just a few months ago. Biden, AOC, Warren and the rest of the blues...
by Aresen
05 May 2021, 18:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641346

Re: Orange is the new President

Shem wrote: 05 May 2021, 13:02 I have a Lyndon LaRouche book on my shelf. It's Children of Satan, with Dick Cheney on the cover,
Does the book identify Dick Cheney as one of the spawn of satan, or is Cheney endorsing Larouche?
by Aresen
05 May 2021, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136466

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of i...
by Aresen
05 May 2021, 10:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 233
Views: 27237

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

I would have thought having sex with your SO would have been one of the few recreational activities people would enjoy more often during a lockdown. OTOH, without parties, I suppose people would tend to be less uninhibited and take more precautions.
by Aresen
05 May 2021, 10:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136466

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of i...
by Aresen
05 May 2021, 10:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136466

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of i...
by Aresen
04 May 2021, 20:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136466

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Is our sheep mentality is killing any chance of herd immunity? Opinion: Instead of listening to scientists and doctors, too many of us are taking medical advice from conspiracy kooks, anti-vaxxers and a former reality TV personality. The New York Times sent a reporter recently to rural Tennessee, a...
by Aresen
04 May 2021, 13:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Asa's 11 days
Replies: 45
Views: 3198

Re: Asa's 11 days

DNA test strongly suggests that one of the guys was innocent. https://katv.com/amp/news/local/tests-reveal-dna-evidence-in-executed-arkansas-inmates-case I think we all know that innocent people have most likely been executed murdered by the state. I almost wish there was a hell for the cops and pr...
by Aresen
03 May 2021, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1277
Views: 94779

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

For the record, I am more than willing to support deploying Hillary to Afghanistan to defend the Kabul regime herself. Dropping the Hillary would be a war crime. Son, the truth is that we live in a world with hypocrites, and those hypocrites need to be sent somewhere to pay a price. Who's going to ...
by Aresen
03 May 2021, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1277
Views: 94779

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

For the record, I am more than willing to support deploying Hillary to Afghanistan to defend the Kabul regime herself. Dropping the Hillary would be a war crime. Son, the truth is that we live in a world with hypocrites, and those hypocrites need to be sent somewhere to pay a price. Who's going to ...
by Aresen
03 May 2021, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1277
Views: 94779

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Hugh Akston wrote: 03 May 2021, 18:01 For the record, I am more than willing to support deploying Hillary to Afghanistan to defend the Kabul regime herself.
Dropping the Hillary would be a war crime.
by Aresen
03 May 2021, 17:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1277
Views: 94779

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Oh, shut the fuck up: Hillary Clinton warns of 'huge consequences' in Afghan US troop withdrawal Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of "huge consequences" of President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. Mrs Clinton told CNN there was a risk the Ta...
by Aresen
02 May 2021, 18:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166360

Re: Star Trek Wankery

We live in a highly 'democratic' era wrt to clothing styles: Ostentatious clothing as a mark of social rank is considered gauche. This is not to say that brand snobbery does not exist, merely that people frown on flamboyant or heavily decorated clothing. Nobody would show up for work dressed like Li...
by Aresen
01 May 2021, 16:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7441
Views: 442198

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

thoreau wrote: 01 May 2021, 14:15 The Jeopardy contestant guy being called out for an alleged white power symbol. WTF.?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/04/29/ ... er-symbol/
When correctly viewed, everything is problematic.
by Aresen
01 May 2021, 10:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116109

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Highway wrote: 01 May 2021, 10:20 It's not like they're even hard to fake. I mean, mine is a paper card with plain text stickers and a person's writing on it. Whoop-de-do.
Yeah, my 'vaccination card' looks like a loyalty card from a corner coffee shop. I was expecting at least a QR code.
by Aresen
01 May 2021, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange
Replies: 44
Views: 804

Re: The Glooming of 2024: Return of the Knave of Orange

I suspect a pivot away from referencing and paying homage to Trump after the midterms. I'm just not sure how complete it might be. Whether Trump even speaks at the next convention, assuming he's not in prison, strikes me as a much more likely question than whether he's in the primaries. It depends ...
by Aresen
30 Apr 2021, 21:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1837
Views: 165923

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Even with all the inbreeding in the Qanon genetics, I still don't think they have enough fingers and toes to count to two million.
by Aresen
29 Apr 2021, 23:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: RUDY!

The Feds are kicking down Rudy's door Investigators are said to have seized Giuliani's electronic devices. The warrant appears to be tied to Giuliani's work related to Ukraine and the possible violation of foreign lobbying rules. The activities of the former mayor and prosecutor, who later became P...
by Aresen
29 Apr 2021, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: RUDY!

The Feds are kicking down Rudy's door Investigators are said to have seized Giuliani's electronic devices. The warrant appears to be tied to Giuliani's work related to Ukraine and the possible violation of foreign lobbying rules. The activities of the former mayor and prosecutor, who later became P...
by Aresen
28 Apr 2021, 10:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4604
Views: 327755

Re: When journalism goes bad

What would really help is if one of the Derek Chauvin clones still on the job were to beat the crap out of a white grandmother on video. I thought you were in fact referring to the thing posted above with litote irony with this comment. I wasn't aware of it when I first posted. I am surprised at ho...
by Aresen
27 Apr 2021, 18:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4604
Views: 327755

Re: When journalism goes bad

What would really help is if one of the Derek Chauvin clones still on the job were to beat the crap out of a white grandmother on video. You almost got your wish. US police officers are seen mocking a 73-year-old woman with dementia as they watch video of her shoulder going "pop" during her forcibl...
by Aresen
27 Apr 2021, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4604
Views: 327755

Re: When journalism goes bad

What would really help is if one of the Derek Chauvin clones still on the job were to beat the crap out of a white grandmother on video.