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by ObsessoMom
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]
Replies: 126
Views: 20715

Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

A little good news:

Turkish doctor acquitted of insulting Erdogan with Gollum comparison

(I haven't seen this reported anywhere but Middle East Eye yet, which in the context of Gollum suggests...um...anyway, caveat lector.)
by ObsessoMom
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5841

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

I don't think you were out of line at all, Jumble. I am very sorry for having quoted you out of context, and have edited the OP to paraphrase what prompted CorruptUser's comments. Actually, I think the whole exercise of moving the discussion here in order to 1.) not derail the original thread and 2....
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1242481

Re: Today I Learned

addams, you might enjoy this compilation (should I say "pile-up"?) of Biblical cars. Today I Learned that the bird known as the roadrunner , like all members of the cuckoo family, exhibits zygodactyly (feet with toes facing both forward and backward). I would have thought this a significan...
by ObsessoMom
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 11702

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

It's not a cost-plus system at all. No, it's a market based system. They charge what the market will bear. It's hard to compare with cars, as each patient case is different but cars are pretty fungible. It's a bit more like pricing artwork, which is another example of "not a cost-plus" sy...
by ObsessoMom
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Amazon.com's Counterfeit issue
Replies: 11
Views: 3435

Re: Amazon.com's Counterfeit issue

Thanks, KnightExemplar.
by ObsessoMom
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

David Foster Wallace's famous essay "Consider the Lobster," regarding the ethics of boiling lobsters alive, seems relevant. (If you're short of time, I'd recommend skipping to the section that begins on p. 62 and proceeding to the end on p. 64.)
by ObsessoMom
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5841

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

Despite both of our efforts to communicate, we still seem to be having two entirely different conversations. I didn't mention homosexuality at all in my last post. We can continue to spend a lot of time and energy explaining what we think the other is saying, or we could just call it a draw and quit...
by ObsessoMom
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5841

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

If I understand you correctly, CorruptUser You don't. Not even sure where to start with you, so I'll just ramble on here. 1) Morals are derived from consequences 2) Consequences are in large part the result of the environment, whether that's the technology of society, the local climate, or the pres...
by ObsessoMom
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5841

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to distinguish between the quoted material above and my blather below. Unless I'm horribly mistaken, while anesthetics make our individual lives better their availability has little impact on the morals on society. You seem concerned about the effects of homos...
by ObsessoMom
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5841

Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

This side-discussion started happening in the "Darker Side of the News" thread, so I thought I'd start this thread on society's interest in sexual morality at Serious Business. The context: [EDITED BY OBSESSOMOM TO PARAPHRASE: Someone else had expressed doubts that many religions provide j...
by ObsessoMom
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3129
Views: 366429

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Unless I'm horribly mistaken, while anesthetics make our individual lives better their availability has little impact on the morals on society. Spoilered for off topic: This thread isn't the place for this conversation, but I don't think the phrase "morals in society" means what y...
by ObsessoMom
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 86
Views: 11702

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Sadly for Trump, Congressmembers' bosses are their constituents, not the President:

Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 50-to-1 against
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1915548

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

Here's a picture from the first meeting of the girl's council in Saudi Arabia for discussing the welfare and empowerment of women. See if you can spot what's missing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6xnuUIWYAAmDT_.jpg:large The above photo makes a cameo appearance in the following story: All-male Whit...
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6509671

Re: Random natterings

Wait for it.
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3129
Views: 366429

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CorruptUser wrote:The greeks would abandon newborns they couldn't feed, usually the girls, which is why they were so gay.


I understand that your entire post is on the hyperbolic, outrageous gadfly side, CorruptUser, but I find it very hard to see humor in statements like this. Just sayin'.
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 5668

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

Update: Damage, design flaws in Oroville Dam spillway point to lengthy repairs, consultants say Notably, the panel expressed concern that the concrete chute is only a foot thick, and less so in some places. DWR built the spillway on an uneven mountainside and in some spots used compacted clay to fil...
by ObsessoMom
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1915548

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

Despite the show being taken off air, those still toiling for survival in the wilds of the 600-acre estate on the Ardnamurchan peninsula were not informed that their ordeal had not been broadcast since August. Hah! Hard to feel any sympathy really... link Hmmm, I wonder how development of the Mars ...
by ObsessoMom
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1915548

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

Boston Public Schools move from Mercator to Peters Projection maps. Outraged tweet from Trump in three...two...one... Actually, I seem to recall some maps of Trump World. Here are two (of many): http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/funny-world-map-donald-trump-latest-raw.jpe...
by ObsessoMom
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6509671

Re: Random natterings

A drunk man just leant out of his car window (from the passenger side) and called me Jesus. It might be time to get a shave and a haircut. TWOOOO BIIIITS That reference flew over my head and left chemtrails behind as the only evidence of its passing-through. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_and_...
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"
Replies: 117
Views: 15544

Re: 1811: "Best-Tasting Colors"

I like most of the foods deprecated in the chart, too, but my daughter's preferences/revulsions match Randall's pretty well.

She's a supertaster, and I'm not.
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577792

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Dear Next Door Neighbor, Please stop parking with your vehicle blocking two to three feet of my driveway. If this persists, I might actually be forced to interact with you, rather than simply thinking annoyed thoughts in your general direction (or posting ineffectual rants like this on the Internet)...
by ObsessoMom
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1915548

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

No, it's Daddy's turn on camera! DADDY'S TURN! (Shove)

BBC correspondent interrupted by his children live on air - video

Hard to retain one's composure in the midst of a cuteness escalation like that, though. I mean, the toddler was one thing, but then the baby....
by ObsessoMom
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3572
Views: 223515

Re: Trump presidency

Commentary: Donald Trump's wiretap tweets raise his risk of impeachment by Noah Feldman TL;DR version: President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, President Barack Obama, of an act that could have gotten the past president impeached. That's not your ordinary exercise of free speech. If the ...
by ObsessoMom
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3572
Views: 223515

Re: Trump presidency

Dmitry Rybolovlev's private plane was at the same airports as Trump's plane, REPEATEDLY, during the 2016 presidential campaign. I'm sure it was just a coincidence. (Video autoload warnings) http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/intriguing-overlap-in-paths-of-russian-oligarch-trump-campaign-889979...
by ObsessoMom
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1242481

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that U.S. stop signs have been octagonal since 1922 (so that people seeing the backs of them know that opposing traffic is supposed to stop), but until 1954 stop signs were yellow, not red.

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by ObsessoMom
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13198
Views: 1242481

Re: Today I Learned

A few days ago, I learned that the peace sign is a combo of the flag semaphore signs for N and D, standing for "nuclear disarmament." http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/02/delicate-sketches-of-the-original-peace-symbol-to-be-exhibited-in-london/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_symbols#...
by ObsessoMom
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3572
Views: 223515

Re: Trump presidency

Russia just pulled a North Korea by firing a missile in violation of standing treaties. Apparently. It's very murky. "Unidentified U.S. officials" are reporting it, with few details. I haven't seen anyone confirming it or saying where it happened yet. We'll have to wait, I guess.
by ObsessoMom
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence
Replies: 45
Views: 6470

Re: Explain College-level subjects in one sentence

Classical languages (Latin & Greek): A Ponzi-type scheme, minus money, in which you become qualified for nothing but teaching other people to become qualified for nothing but teaching other people to become qualified for nothing but...
by ObsessoMom
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3572
Views: 223515

Re: Trump presidency

Why is no one talking about this? I realize it wasn't exactly a slow news day yesterday, but still. SEAL, American Girl Die in First Trump-Era U.S. Military Raid In what an official said was the first military raid carried out under President Donald Trump, two Americans were killed in Yemen on Sunda...
by ObsessoMom
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Samsung publishes Galaxy "Explosive battery" report
Replies: 6
Views: 3313

Re: Samsung publishes Galaxy "Explosive battery" report

KittenKaboodle wrote:But that is just half assed


I see what you did there.
by ObsessoMom
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1915548

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

There's no confirmation yet on whether Hell has frozen over on Trump's Inauguration Day, but there's definitely snow in the Sahara.
by ObsessoMom
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 160
Views: 22671

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

William Christopher --who played the gentle Father Mulcahy in M*A*S*H, and was a longtime advocate for his autistic son and others with autism--died yesterday, aged 84. I liked the statement of co-star Loretta Swit (Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan) here : Our Dear Bill and his goodness...
by ObsessoMom
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3129
Views: 366429

Re: The Darker Side of the News

So, after the Orlando and San Bernardino shootings, several American newspapers took the virtuous stance that they wouldn't glorify terrorists by printing their photographs. This morning, both print newspapers I receive (yes, I'm old) had the same photo of Mr. Murderer in Ankara standing over his vi...
by ObsessoMom
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 729017

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

The drone was gathering data on water temperature and salinity--i.e., measures of climate change. Why would Trump want to see the experts he loathes get their scientific tool back?
by ObsessoMom
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14019
Views: 1915548

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

The new five pound note contains tallow. No word on which animal has been used, as this article only focusses on vegan/vegetarian implications rather than religious. Wasn't sure if to put here or news in brief, but it is definitely a ridiculous oversight. It's human tallow. UK currency is people. U...
by ObsessoMom
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 160
Views: 22671

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

I enjoy reading the obituaries of fascinating, admirable people I'd never heard of (such as journalist Ruth Gruber , who died a few weeks ago at age 105. It makes me happy to think that the world is filled with many other fascinating, admirable people I've never heard of because they are still livin...
by ObsessoMom
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season
Replies: 11
Views: 3981

Re: Simple Writer poetry for the Holiday Season

Isn't the "jingle" of "Jingle bells" an imperative verb rather than an adjective, Soupspoon? (Kinda like Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells," but less apocalyptic.)
by ObsessoMom
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 5412
Views: 740546

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Judge throws out ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's plea deal, saying six months in prison not enough tl;dr: Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca tried to get a more lenient sentence for the beatings of prisoners (and of at least one prison visitor), and for the intimidation of the FBI officer...

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