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by ivnja
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in Seattle. I ended up sleeping on the street. May get kicked out of the shelter program due to complications, we'll see. How are you doing tonight? I know this must be an immensely stressful time. Any luck with getting things worked out with either shelter? Surprisingly, things are fin...
by ivnja
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Trump presidency (and occasionally NULLexclamationpointexclamationpoint)

North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States..... ..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success. Almost a (non-Trum...
by ivnja
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks
Replies: 29
Views: 2066

Re: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks

This is a picture of the game cards in questions, which could be found by following the link in the opening post:
Spoiler:
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by ivnja
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Surprisingly, things are fine at the shelter I'm staying at. I just need to make sure they remain that way.

That's wonderful!
by ivnja
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:I'm in Seattle. I ended up sleeping on the street. May get kicked out of the shelter program due to complications, we'll see.

How are you doing tonight? I know this must be an immensely stressful time. Any luck with getting things worked out with either shelter?
by ivnja
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Sorry to hear that :/ What part of the world are you in these days? We've just gotten our first autumn cool snap here this week. Good riding weather, but it does require a little more bundling.
by ivnja
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hey, I'd actually been wondering recently how you've been doing. I don't know if we've ever directly interacted in the many years we've both been on here, but you've always provided interesting perspectives that are worth reading. I'm really sorry to hear that life has been shitting on you (or, more...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

I missed this earlier today, but SecDef Mattis also clearly contradicted Trump's most recent inflammatory tweet about North Korea ("The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!"), saying that the US is "never out o...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

But while we do want them to be able to quell a riot, we don't want them to be able to crush a political rally. Perhaps I'm missing where you're going, but having the tools to do the one - and I don't even mean tanks - will by necessity give them the tools to do the other, at least for equivalently...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1816906

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

How do you quote a [sic] so that it's clear you didn't add it? A flood has destroyed the home of a Christian lobbyist who preached that God sends natural disasters to punish gays. President of the controversial Christian group Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, described a deluge of “near bibli...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Returning to some previous Trump news, SecDef Mattis recently appeared to countermand last month's transgender tweets by freezing the ban for currently-serving service members until a study can be completed to assess how the military should move forward with the issue. This was widely lauded by oppo...
by ivnja
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

How's it been so far? I haven't watched any of it, although I did hear about Barguil - that's certainly a twist!
by ivnja
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

He has pardoned Arpaio. At first, after hearing this, I didn't have much of an opinion on it. That's because I wasn't all that familiar with Arpaio. Now that I've read up on him, I'm disgusted that this guy was able to remain sheriff so long and was able to get a pardon. Absolutely everything about...
by ivnja
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

by ivnja
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89691
Views: 6009575

Re: Thoughts for ships

Kewangji wrote:I should write or possibly read a book about how to talk out one's arse with confidence.

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by ivnja
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

It seems once again increasingly clear that I should transition, but for whatever reason I can't seem to do it. Either I'm too scared, or nervous, or straitlaced, or just too damn lazy. Clearly It's easier to suffer and slowly become increasingly alienated from myself rather than lift a finger to d...
by ivnja
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 142
Views: 17555

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I'd read about Dick Gregory first. Still on my mind, so when I read "comedian dies" I was a bit nonplussed that the above article showed a white guy. Dick Gregory <> Jerry Lewis. This is why I need [more|fewer] drugs. Add more. Then you can be plussed instead of nonplussed. I don't think ...
by ivnja
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Yeah, that sounds awful.

What does / which post is this a response to?
by ivnja
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Rex Tillerson just announced this morning that the State Department will be looking to increase diversity in its hires. I was driving at the time of the press conference and was listening to Laura Ingraham, who was unbelievably the least noxious of the three talk radio shows I was picking up, and sh...
by ivnja
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 158327

Re: Your last and next concert?

Just got home from Guster On The Ocean in Portland, ME - Guster's final 25th anniversary show, accompanied for part of the show by the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, with opening acts Spencer Albee (local Portland singer/songwriter and former keyboardist/backing singer for Rustic Overtones) and his ban...
by ivnja
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

As for the nukes thing, I think it's unlikely that NK would use them, even if it has them in an available state, even in the event of a large conflict breaking out. The reason - and this is just my own personal opinion - is that above and beyond all else, the regime wants to survive. They talk ...
by ivnja
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1816906

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I'm only posting this one for the headline, and because there were apparently no injuries: Dubai's Torch tower catches fire -- again
by ivnja
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Ten days. I know there's internal power struggle stuff going on, but seriously. I'm kind of awed by the level of douchebaggery and poor judgement he managed to show in such a short time to already get himself fired, especially in an administration where those things seem to be taken as virtues.
by ivnja
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs
Replies: 188
Views: 204839

Re: XKCD PSN/XBL/Wii/Steam/Specific Game IDs

Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/ivnja (nickname Bea) - TF2

I've been part of the xkcd and xkcd-TF2 groups for a few years, but had never seen this thread to know who any of you actually are.
by ivnja
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Major announcement: Priebus is fired. John Kelly is replacing Priebus as chief of staff. Trump tweeted it just a few minutes ago: there's not much reporting aside from people just copy/pasting the tweet. His National Security Advisor resigned in disgrace after 24 days. He fired his FBI director (wh...
by ivnja
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Is this really a "don't ask don't tell" situation? If a soldier is taking HRT, had any type of gender confirmation surgery, maybe even went through therapy to discuss options, or presents themselves in a way that's contrary to their sex assigned at birth, those all sound like things the m...
by ivnja
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

EDIT: Asshole who claimed he " would do everything to protect the LGBTQ community " hurts the LGBTQ community, to the surprise of no-one: Trump bans transgender soldiers . No, see, he *is* protecting us - if we can't join the military, we can't get sent overseas to get shot at by the evil...
by ivnja
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

I think there're varying amounts of political calculus going on about how they think it'll play during primaries to have voted for or against different procedural steps, amendments, and bills. The ones who don't want anything to pass are playing a dangerous game though, certainly. Like, "Hey, ...
by ivnja
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

-snip- Thank you folks for the advice, and especially you Ginger for sharing your personal experiences, which were really helpful to hear. It's going to be something I'm going to have to keep mulling over, and for better or worse it's going to be a little while still before I'm ready for a general ...
by ivnja
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Liri wrote:
ivnja wrote:
Liri wrote:I might watch more of the Vuelta this year.
Where do you go for coverage of the other races?

.......places
Ah, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.

I'll take a look round.
by ivnja
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Liri wrote:I might watch more of the Vuelta this year.
Where do you go for coverage of the other races?
by ivnja
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

I did get to watch the rebroadcast this morning before today's stage started. I feel badly for the guy :/ Illness aside, he will have to work on his time trialling if he wants to win next year. Commentary on the final stage so far (as of the unfortunate beginning of the rain on the second lap): Land...
by ivnja
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

I was at a party all day and didn't get to actually watch the TT this morning. Articles are saying that Bardet sort of just bonked, though?
by ivnja
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

Democrats do a better job of unifying (for the most part) than Republicans seem to do. As an aside about the aside, I've always found it interesting that A) this is something that rarely seems to be said about one's own party, B) supporters of each party regularly claim it about the other party, of...
by ivnja
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3086
Views: 165810

Re: Trump presidency

That is terribly sad news :(
by ivnja
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Well, some things happened. Not all good things, but things nonetheless. First off, poor Kittel. Crashing out in a leader's jersey while everybody is just riding in a straight line on a fairly flat road is such a shitty way to go. I'm glad that Barguil came out of it ok, as did the flying Steve Cumm...
by ivnja
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8186
Views: 1036756

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm torn on how to handle my Facebook presence through my transition. Specifically, I don't really know what to do with 11 years of accumulated...life. Photos, posts, messages, all things that are obviously "me," but with a name and a face that I'm leaving behind. I could start fresh with ...
by ivnja
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

What an amazing stage 15! Liri, if you get a chance I'd definitely try to watch a full replay before looking up results/highlights. First off, huge congratulations to Bauke Mollema for his first tdf stage victory, taking a minuscule gap that should never have stayed away and just driving for some 20...
by ivnja
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 11925

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

The NBCSN commentators were making a big deal about the Kittel group going 5 minutes or whatever it was off the back on the final climb today, which was important only in the context that some of the big sprinters wouldn't be there at the line to contest the stage finish. It got me wondering, though...

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