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by bbluewi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Where on that scale does "300-metre-wide chunk of iron comes vertically down on the White House south lawn at 14 km/s" fall? The part of the scale where we no longer give a damn about politics because we're dealing with an extinction level event... And at this point I'm not sure if that's...
by bbluewi
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6884
Views: 1110549

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Those six states are (just about) the only ones with sheriffs being elected in 2019 . As far as I'm aware, they're elected everywhere with varying term lengths and election years, with a couple exceptions (the position doesn't exist in Alaska or Connecticut, while some large cities are merged with t...
by bbluewi
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 20597

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

if you arm teachers you have an armed person, ready to shoot kids, in every classroom. If this sentence isn't literally insane to you, I'm stepping out of the discussion, because that's nowhere in the same universe as reasonable. We're sending our kids to schools, not prisons. a single police offic...
by bbluewi
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Teachers being trained to kill kids
Replies: 108
Views: 20597

Re: Teachers being trained to kill kids

No, but proponents of arming teachers would argue that the three day course is better than simply giving the teachers the weapons with no training at all. And of course, opponents of arming teachers would argue that giving them the weapons at all is pointless, because it puts more people into a lin...
by bbluewi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Related to the planned withdrawal from Syria, Defense Secretary Mattis is resigning , effective at the end of February. In his resignation letter, he stated that Trump needed someone who actually agreed with him: Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligne...
by bbluewi
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1474
Views: 242544

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JDrthYbncs On one issue, the Northern Ireland backstop, there remains widespread and deep concern. As a result, if we went ahead and held the vote tomorrow, the deal would be rejected by a significant margin. We will therefore defer the vote schedule for tomorrow. &...
by bbluewi
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Democrats are already preparing House Resolution 1, a sweeping proposal for anti-corruption and electoral reform, with plans to have it ready on January 3. Probably the best choice among the "this will never pass" options available to make a campaign issue out of for 2020, given all the &...
by bbluewi
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 338
Views: 106628

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob, at 57 from ALS.
by bbluewi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Also, I think the circular argument isn't much of a problem when you remember that the denominations rejecting Messianic Jews as Jews predate Messianic Jews (sometimes by several thousands of years). I don't think a newcomer should get to insert themselves into the vote about whether or not they're...
by bbluewi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Do I have a problem with Messianic Jews identifying as Jewish, without context? No, and in fact, I find the blending of Jewish tradition with Christian belief a pretty cool concept. Do I have a problem with Messianic Jews identifying as Jewish given that their leaders seem to be sanctimonious prosel...
by bbluewi
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

to turn this argument around, why is this phrase even in the amendment text? are there people inside the US which aren't subject to it's jurisdiction? and if so, how are they currently regarded under this law? My guess would be that the clause exists to exclude immune diplomats, especially those fo...
by bbluewi
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

I see three distinct avenues for a thing to immediately gain near-universal support from the MAGA crowd. Satisfying even one will suffice. 1. (Not-so-)subtle messaging that the white people that get caught in the net deserve it (and considering the number of levels they use to feel superior to peopl...
by bbluewi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4543
Views: 698434

Re: The Darker Side of the News

That site is paywalled for me. Can you get another source? https://splinternews.com/the-us-is-denying-passports-to-americans-born-near-the-1828701557 A left-leaning Gawker group site, but largely restating the Post. Also noted in the article: a passport-holding US citizen who was held in a detentio...
by bbluewi
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4543
Views: 698434

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Maybe seawater would rust their precious pipes. Water is very heavy. The salt thing doesn't help either. Most shale formations aren't by the ocean either. My question is, why not just pump the water back out? That would cost money, and as we all know, profits are greater than people. Why work to ma...
by bbluewi
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2030: "Voting Software"
Replies: 45
Views: 13200

Re: 2030: "Voting Software"

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/10/22/doctors-disabled-wireless-in-dick-cheneys-pacemaker-to-thwart-hacking/ I suppose it could be worse. What? A politician making an informed and rational technology decision? It's easy when the consequences actually fall onto them. It seems to be a little ha...
by bbluewi
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15144
Views: 2626882

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

Soupspoon wrote:Good job it was nae but a wee fire, or he could have run out of steam.

He must have one hell of a bladder. I can't even do campfires (not that I try often, lol).
by bbluewi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Trump-Russia summit went so badly that even Fox News is giving him a hard time. Damn. You know you fucked up hard when your own propaganda mill criticizes you, although maybe Trump will spin it as "at least I scored a goal." Odds on how many car chase videos Sean Hannity needs to show ton...
by bbluewi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Perhaps there's a hidden axiom or something like "everyone deserves to be happy" or something that I'm missing. No so hidden. "We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among ...
by bbluewi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

Perhaps there's a hidden axiom or something like "everyone deserves to be happy" or something that I'm missing. No so hidden. "We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among ...
by bbluewi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 846275

Re: Trump presidency

So the meeting (or summit, or whatever the hell you want to call it) with Putin happened today. When asked at the joint press conference whether here believed Putin or the entire US intelligence community about election interference, the answer was...(drum roll)... Putin . The longer this goes on, t...

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