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by Shem
02 Mar 2021, 12:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 69947

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

Gonna be hard for the Trump kids to run for anything after their dad sets them up to take the fall for all the shady shit he's been doing since...well, "always." There's a half dozen jurisdictions full of prosecutors who want to build a career on being The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Trump's ...
by Shem
02 Mar 2021, 00:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 69947

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

Gonna be hard for the Trump kids to run for anything after their dad sets them up to take the fall for all the shady shit he's been doing since...well, "always." There's a half dozen jurisdictions full of prosecutors who want to build a career on being The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Trump's g...
by Shem
27 Feb 2021, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 439515

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Also, I largely sympathize with the goal. I like Meghan Daum's observation on how undifferentiated most kids' clothing was in the 1970's and how much less neurotic Gen X was/is about gender compared with millennials. I would love to see a future where more kids wore simpler, less adorned clothes fo...
by Shem
16 Feb 2021, 23:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2848
Views: 273263

Re: Video Games!

I'm not a Gamer. I don't have a console and I don't like shooter games or world building games. But I do like nonviolent single-person games that are intellectually challenging and/or entertaining. I think the Portal games are great. I think The Stanley Paradox is hilarious fun. The Beginner's Guid...
by Shem
16 Feb 2021, 20:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1404
Views: 159621

Re: Star Trek Wankery

hahahahhaalkdjfalksjraklsjfdlkasjr;lkawjf;lkajg;laj https://www.vox.com/culture/22273263/star-trek-deep-space-nine-past-tense-prediction-2024 Oh Wormhole Aliens :roll: That is exactly what sucks about DS9. I guess not every Trek series can match " commentaries about race ripped from the pages of Dr...
by Shem
16 Feb 2021, 15:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1404
Views: 159621

Re: Star Trek Wankery

hahahahhaalkdjfalksjraklsjfdlkasjr;lkawjf;lkajg;laj https://www.vox.com/culture/22273263/star-trek-deep-space-nine-past-tense-prediction-2024 Oh Wormhole Aliens :roll: That is exactly what sucks about DS9. I guess not every Trek series can match " commentaries about race ripped from the pages of Dr...
by Shem
16 Feb 2021, 11:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1404
Views: 159621

Re: Star Trek Wankery

hahahahhaalkdjfalksjraklsjfdlkasjr;lkawjf;lkajg;laj https://www.vox.com/culture/22273263/star-trek-deep-space-nine-past-tense-prediction-2024 Oh Wormhole Aliens :roll: That is exactly what sucks about DS9. I guess not every Trek series can match " commentaries about race ripped from the pages of Dr...
by Shem
14 Feb 2021, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 530075

Re: Observations of the Random sort

One interesting thing about their system is that even when a party gets a lot of seats in Parliament they might have to still wait an election cycle or two to increase their share of Federal Council seats. They have to play nice and wait and prove that they are big kids with lasting support. How is...
by Shem
14 Feb 2021, 12:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 530075

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Considering how often we talk about parliaments as a cure-all for American democracy, this interests me more at the moment: https://mobile.twitter.com/AndrewRCraig/status/1360704657149079555 Mind, the Cold War idea that we must have one man ready to blow up the world take decisive action at a momen...
by Shem
12 Feb 2021, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 398

Re: Post Urbanism?

My second is that the whole premise of location based municipal taxation is kind of upended. I don't understand what you mean by this. Do you have municipal income tax? Yes. 2.5% in the city in question. NYC it's like 3.5 or something I think. Maybe it's just that I live in a state with no income t...
by Shem
12 Feb 2021, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 398

Re: Post Urbanism?

JasonL wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 11:20My second is that the whole premise of location based municipal taxation is kind of upended.
I don't understand what you mean by this. Do you have municipal income tax?
by Shem
10 Feb 2021, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 69947

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

But, he cautioned, it could also be the vocal “never Trump” reality simply coming into focus as Republicans finally took the step of changing their registration, even though they hadn’t supported the president and his party since 2016. Why are so many people convinced this is Never-Trumpers leaving...
by Shem
08 Feb 2021, 03:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4955

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Making it all about PTSD misses the biggest problem. Most of the newly out vet issues don't occur because of PTSD, they happen because guys spend their entire adult lives in a totalizing institution, then they get out and suddenly there's no expansive rule system to tell them exactly how to advance...
by Shem
07 Feb 2021, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4955

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Making it all about PTSD misses the biggest problem. Most of the newly out vet issues don't occur because of PTSD, they happen because guys spend their entire adult lives in a totalizing institution, then they get out and suddenly there's no expansive rule system to tell them exactly how to advance ...
by Shem
05 Feb 2021, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 223
Views: 26446

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

This seems as good a thread for this as any: an argument on whether technological stagnation is real (also at https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/gMszBSAX23uqYhytR/technological-stagnation-why-i-came-around) Honestly, I think a lot of the pro-stagnation arguments boil down to "I expected this thing to ...
by Shem
04 Feb 2021, 14:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 69947

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

I am so confused about how other people can get worked up about conspiracy theory stuff when almost everyone believes in god and the afterlife and shit. Like who cares, I’m already operating under the assumption that most people are insane and/or idiots. I mean, can you not get how a group that got...
by Shem
04 Feb 2021, 09:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 68
Views: 8404

Re: Universal Corona Income

Hugh, well done. Also Warren, that did make me laugh. On a more serious note, there's an organizational issue I've observed locally with both the stimulus checks and other relief measures. There's an unfortunate disconnect between monies made available to states and locales and getting it into the ...
by Shem
04 Feb 2021, 00:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 68
Views: 8404

Re: Universal Corona Income

Hugh, well done. Also Warren, that did make me laugh. On a more serious note, there's an organizational issue I've observed locally with both the stimulus checks and other relief measures. There's an unfortunate disconnect between monies made available to states and locales and getting it into the ...
by Shem
27 Jan 2021, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 68
Views: 8404

Re: Universal Corona Income

Read something today that argued that while sending people money probably isn't the best option, if we're going to do it, it should be on a federally backed credit card that'll expire after a few months. That way, everyone who gets one has to spend it, or else lose the money.
by Shem
27 Jan 2021, 13:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 69947

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

So let's say the Republican Party for whatever reason abandons or is abandoned by Trump in 2024. What does the gryll-mind think are the chances he'd take the path of least resistance and get the Libertarian Party nomination? Almost zero. If somehow he did, the resulting party world do a major rebra...
by Shem
26 Jan 2021, 02:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 188
Views: 29705

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

You'd think a billionaire could afford a better haircut.
by Shem
25 Jan 2021, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3836

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

Well, we won't have to worry about Uncle Joe getting his radical left agenda thru Congress because Cocaine Mitch somehow remains effectively in charge of the Senate. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/us/senate-filibuster.html The article starts with fights over the filibuster, which, whatever. I d...
by Shem
23 Jan 2021, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4955

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Or a staffer who just got his job two days before. My money is on it being some Qultist Rep's intern.
by Shem
23 Jan 2021, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4955

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

thoreau wrote: 23 Jan 2021, 11:33 Cruz is slimy and selfish Hawley is both of those with more savvy.
You have that exactly backwards.

It'll wind up being a low-level staffer. Whether it was actually them, or whether they were working under the orders of someone higher... That will be hard to determine.