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by Liri
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I get that this isn't unique, but it's still depressing.
by Liri
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Our state legislature makes me sick. Republicans gave the outgoing Republican governor increased powers, and now that he's lost, they've called a special legislative session (the 4th this year) to take them all away and then some, along with making the now-Democratic majority state supreme court lo...
by Liri
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1882003

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

Wouldn't the patent run out on the original drug though? If the patent on sildenafil (Viagra) is about to run out, just because Pfizer offers Viagra Extra, sildenafil with traces of tiger bone for extra ferocious stiffening power, doesn't mean that Merck Medco can't mass produce generic sildenafil....
by Liri
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1882003

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

Sizik wrote:I think I'm not alone in misreading "patent" as "patient".

Correct.
by Liri
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Actually, chiros CAN prescribe drugs. They had to sue the AMA to do that. The most recent info I could find stated that NM allows them to prescribe certain drugs, while others permit them to prescribe OTC drugs, which isn't really what we're tallying about. Couldn't find anything about them suing t...
by Liri
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Are you sure it's the doctors that are the pill-mills? My money is on the chiropractors being at fault. Just biased in favor of doctors and against chiros, is all. Are there a lot of chiropractors in the rural US? And can chiropractors even prescribe drugs? The vast majority of chiropractors are no...
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here's the article in question , you can judge for yourself. You seem to be ignoring my point. Yes the Democrats are plotting new ideas to gain power. Here's the thing, focusing on what made you lose the last election seems to have no bearing on what lets you win the next election. That's unexplain...
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Here's the article in question, you can judge for yourself.
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Don't get hung up on that word, they didn't call it that, it was just people chatting the same way we are here.
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 26929

Re: News in brief

There are a fair number of felons. SOMEone has to date them!
by Liri
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Her broadening the base approach definitely worked in that sense. There were almost certainly some advisors of hers who recommended trying to win every theoretical swing state rather than shore up the... *ahem* .....firewall...... There was a good NYT article I read earlier that I'm too lazy to find...
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I'm doing my damnedest to not get my hopes up whatsoever. At the same time, are we, as a country, going to accept that? Is accepting a potentially dodgy result heavily influenced by a quasi-adversarial foreign government (with a popular vote loser, to boot) better or worse for the 'stability of dem...
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

what separates the US from other democracies is the peaceful transfer of power. Even if the Russians meddled, Drumpf should still win. The only thing that would stop it would be outright mass voter fraud, like thousands of Russian agents committing Drumpf sized levels of fraud. Which didn't happen....
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I don't know, maybe implying that a foreign power helped you win the election doesn't look good? Also, I suppose there's the theoretical chance of electoral college rebellion. I'm doing my damnedest to not get my hopes up whatsoever. At the same time, are we, as a country, going to accept that? Is ...
by Liri
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Yeah, the point is that you can probably find a movie-specific justification for every instance, but in context it just becomes whitewashing. So you wouldn't notice except someone did and told you it was bad so now you do care that they made a change. And it is pretty damn far from whitewashing but...
by Liri
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Yeah, the point is that you can probably find a movie-specific justification for every instance, but in context it just becomes whitewashing.
by Liri
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 3551

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

it definitely belonged to a feathered dinosaur and not an ancient bird. Hu? What's the difference? We (humans and all other tetrapods) diverged from fish. There are still fish today, and we don't generality consider ourselves fish. Though I agree with you in part - in my vertebrate zoology class, w...
by Liri
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber
Replies: 13
Views: 3551

Re: Dinosaur feathers and colours found in amber

Horribly written article. Absolutely no discussion about cloning or the movie 'Jurassic Park'? Those should be the bulk of the headline, and at the lead-in to the article should be something like "'Jurassic Park' fossil found: Dinosaur material found in amber could lead the way to cloning of d...
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Trump's EPA pick is the most terrifying yet. Did he meet with Al Gore just to turn around and spit in his face? It's hard to imagine Senate Republicans denying any of his nominations. I feel sick to my stomach. It's well past the point when calling them "climate skeptics" was disingenuous
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell. An article saying economic inequality tends to increase makes you consider a dystopian novel describing a society where all wealth and power are held by a very small elite to be less plausible? I don't fol...
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell. An article saying economic inequality tends to increase makes you consider a dystopian novel describing a society where all wealth and power are held by a very small elite to be less plausible? I don't fol...
by Liri
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

The hardest of these was probably Cap. How you grab 40s sensibilities in the modern age as a way to make him heroic...they did it well, and it could easily have come off as cheesy. I intensely dislike him, I have to say. Maybe that's vaguely intentional, I dunno. If one swapped him out with some ki...
by Liri
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3113
Views: 355312

Re: The Darker Side of the News

This is why Margaret Atwood (Oryx & Crake) is way scarier and more plausible than Orwell.
by Liri
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1768: "Settling"
Replies: 50
Views: 8970

Re: 1768: "Settling"

I just broke up with my girlfriend. This comic was a pretty big catalyst to get it over with.
by Liri
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Goddammit North Carolina. It's NYT, Google the article name if you've already used your 10 free articles. North Carolina didn't go to Washington, some fool did. And open the article in Firefox's private browsing mode in a new window it's simpler. ...I guess you didn't care to interpret my tone, but...
by Liri
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Now that we're getting into post-election news, should we have a "President Trump" thread? This story is related to the fake news plague that elected him, but still. Goddammit North Carolina. It's NYT, Google the article name if you've already used your 10 free articles. Sure, actually ele...
by Liri
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

I think it is a pretty tired trope which is why I am happy they specifically avoided doing than by establishing sorcerers come from all over the world and from all walks of life. But they surrounded those sorcerers with the props, trappings, and settings of Eastern cultures -- without giving anyone...
by Liri
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I wonder how long he'll be able to go before realizing no major world leaders actually respect him or take him seriously (at least to the degree that he'd like).
by Liri
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

morriswalters wrote:
Weeks wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:To use the earlier example, it makes criticism of FGM racist.
That's kind of disingenuous.
Why?

Because it's practically the most extreme possible case. It is orders of magnitude away from something like requiring women to wear a hijab.
by Liri
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 26929

Re: News in brief

Thank goodness, Austria.

It's largely a ceremonial position, but hopefully it heralds general defeat for the Freedom Party in coming elections.

Austria, of all places.
by Liri
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

I mean, Tilda Swinton is always fantastic. But have you considered perhaps someone could just write a non-stereotypical Asian character? I was just parroting what I read on the wiki article, honestly. [Cargill] explained that adapting the character as the comics portrayed him would be realizing the...
by Liri
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Yeah, Tilda Swinton was perfect for the roll in my opinion. She very much embodies "ageless".
by Liri
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 9253

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

I dug the visual effects. It verged on being, "look what we can do now!" but it was pretty swell, regardless. Bin-of-sticks Cabbagepatch's accent was a little strong and distracted me for the first several minutes. Like charlie said, you knew what to expect with Chiwetel Ejiofor - I was wa...
by Liri
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Or maybe it was that Hillary was so awful to the voters that it was worse than the racism from Drumpf. If we reran 2016 with a Generic Democrat but Hillary's campaign, could they win? Finding out if any of these ideas are true is definitely something we could have a spirited high stakes argument ab...
by Liri
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 703763

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pat McCrory is being the sorest of sore losers in NC. In a state that went for Trump and re-elected a Republican senator, he lost. That's pretty damning. That's the one silver lining we have here.
by Liri
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13947
Views: 1882003

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

Breitbart at 'war' with Kellogg's over advertising snub The right-wing website Breitbart, which has been accused by some of being a hate site, is calling for a boycott of Kellogg's products after the cereal maker pulled its advertising from the news outlet. Using the hashtag #DumpKelloggs to promot...
by Liri
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3246
Views: 565850

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I dreamed there was a festival in my town. I was watching some sort of performance with a friend, who I'd had feelings for while I was broken up with my girlfriend for about a month earlier this year. The whole time, she was getting more snuggly (I think we were laying on blankets or something) and ...
by Liri
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 5438

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

Mutex wrote:Why does it make you nervous she uses it? Because she might lose it?

Yeah. Maybe it's a cultural difference between the US and Europe.
by Liri
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'
Replies: 29
Views: 5438

Re: Investigatory Powers Act passes in UK, legalizes 'extreme surveillance'

I'll fess up, I read it the opposite way.

To add: my girlfriend doesn't have a driver's license but does have a passport and uses that as her ID when buying alcohol, etc.. It makes me really nervous. Mine is buried in a lockbox buried in a closet.

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