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by Shem
Today, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 85233

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Firing squad is actually probably more humane than lethal injection. It's at least instant, as opposed to "minutes to hours of blood boiling pain for the sake of making it look peaceful." Honestly, if I were going to be executed, I'd prefer firing squad or hanging. They're not pretty, but they're a...
by Shem
Today, 12:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 85233

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Firing squad is actually probably more humane than lethal injection. It's at least instant, as opposed to "minutes to hours of blood boiling pain for the sake of making it look peaceful."
by Shem
Today, 01:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

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 blue...
by Shem
Yesterday, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 721
Views: 53190

Re: Infrastructure

thoreau wrote: Yesterday, 15:05 Regarding buses, I hear ya, they should be cool, but they aren't. And user experience matters. It's only viable if the users actually might use it.
Oh absolutely. As long as the bus is something for The Poors, it's going nowhere.
by Shem
Yesterday, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 721
Views: 53190

Re: Infrastructure

Highway wrote: Yesterday, 14:17 (even air travel with climate change externalities priced back in, which they should be).
A-fucking-men.

It's unfortunate buses are so uncool, because they really are the best alternative for a lot of these issues.
by Shem
05 May 2021, 23:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 721
Views: 53190

Re: Infrastructure

Article makes some good arguments as to why trains are a terrible idea and we should focus on other methods (especially more and better roads), but this The differences in infrastructure requirements explain why air travel costs so much less than rail travel. Is incomprehensible coming from Cato. Fe...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 22:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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

Warren made a comment about some supposed "good old days," when people had some kind of marketplace of ideas where everyone was heard and considered. But even then, the stuff people are worrying about here was still everywhere. It was just something polite people pretended not to see when it was ex...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 18:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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

Eric the .5b wrote: 05 May 2021, 17:37 Why restate the srgument you supposedly aren't making?
I forgot you have a Pepe Silvia board you use to figure out what I'm really saying.
by Shem
05 May 2021, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641347

Re: Orange is the new President

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? The former. Also, part 3 of the book is called The Sexual Congress of Cultural Fascism . It's like try...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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

FIFY No, the Big Ducky had it right. We use to have an intellectual class that participated in the marketplace of ideas. What's left of that, has been driven to the shadows and corners. I know when I hear "marketplace of ideas," the first era I think of is the one that had literal blacklists of peo...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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 Shem
05 May 2021, 13:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641347

Re: Orange is the new President

I have a Lyndon LaRouche book on my shelf. It's Children of Satan , with Dick Cheney on the cover, and even though what's inside is brain-melting garbage, it's so incomprehensibly idiotic that it's like slapstick comedy. Point is, you can never really assume the reasons why someone owns the things t...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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 Shem
03 May 2021, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1731
Views: 136468

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

Case in point. In the central city of Bhopal, some crematoriums have increased their capacity from dozens of pyres to more than 50. Yet there are still hours-long waits. At the city’s Bhadbhada Vishram Ghat crematorium, workers said they cremated more than 110 people on Saturday, even as government...
by Shem
02 May 2021, 11:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

I've always been less interested in Starfleet clothes, and more interested in how everyone's "casual clothes" make them look like a 1930s era clerk whose life hit the skids.
by Shem
28 Apr 2021, 21:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

The correct answer is "why would I do anything; I still have primary shields." How many starfighters even have primary shield generators, much less auxiliaries? I mean the TIE defender was a big deal because it had shields. The X-Wing had shields. I think the Gunstar did, too. Standard for protagoni...
by Shem
27 Apr 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7441
Views: 442198

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

COMPROMISE: We still have the holiday, but it's renamed "Loser Memorial Day."
by Shem
24 Apr 2021, 12:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: Tell Me a Joke

I thought it would be fun to collect favorite jokes, puns, etc. Doesn't have to be awesome or original. I think memes and clips are covered under other threads, so maybe more traditional format can go here. I know like three, so here's the first A tourist group is on a helicopter tour out of Las Ve...
by Shem
24 Apr 2021, 10:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

If the vaccine safety studies haven't addressed biological females who underwent hysterectomies, or have other conditions that would keep them out of the categories mentioned, I think it's fully reasonable to be very precise with wording here. These studies don't apply to all biological females, so...
by Shem
22 Apr 2021, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

I take it the comments I made in that long-ago "PC language" thread (and re-quoted here) are not sufficient? As in, the norm or default is one thing, which applies to the majority of people; however, not everyone meets the norm/default, and that's okay? Only now, instead of working toward a society...
by Shem
22 Apr 2021, 00:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

You make it clear that you aren't going to accept any answer but that the definitions of "men" and "women" you were taught in grade school are the right and proper ones and everybody else needs to STFU and sit down. Before I can make it clear that I won't accept any other definitions, first someone...
by Shem
21 Apr 2021, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

Between the deployment of icky man parts as a rhetorical flourish, and the fact that selective deployment of "women" and "cis women" is in fact enough to cover all those cases, I'm beginning to feel like your concerns aren't really related to nomenclature here.
by Shem
20 Apr 2021, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166361

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Why does Starfleet have a JAG corps if they never actually give anyone accused of a crime a lawyer? "Accused of massacring hundreds of civilians? Grab the most eloquent officer on the station and hope the other lawyer sucks." "Accused of sedition? Better hope Picard can button-mash the opposing coun...
by Shem
20 Apr 2021, 01:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 953
Views: 76533

Re: The F Word

I'll admit, if we lived in some ideal utopia where women and girls (according to the old-school definitions of the word) never faced any discrimination anymore, and where even rape and sexual assault were exceedingly rare (and punished harshly upon conviction; none of this Brock Turner shit), perha...
by Shem
19 Apr 2021, 20:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116117

Re: Random covid-19 observations

As long as I'm Neil ThirdArmstrong in this and I'm the first man on that moon, I'm cool with it.