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by sardia
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9509

Re: Census Dickery

So the 2020 census is going to have a question as to whether or not the person is a citizen, mostly so that illegal immigrants won't answer and thus won't be counted. My question is thus. From a constitutional perspective, not a moral one, should non-legal residents be counted for purposes of deter...
by sardia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CorruptUser wrote:Are they in for profit prison states?

Don't regular prisons also force inmates into "jobs" for 1$ an hour?
by sardia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

If both are 15, which one is the rapist? Both. Back on topic, Scott Pruit of the EPA is unethical (charges expensive flights on the tax payer's dollar instead of flying commercial), but he does a really good job of gutting the EPA. People aren't sure how much longer he's gonna last. https://www.pol...
by sardia
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 793007

Re: Today I Made:

I would shred the brie rind and use it in a cheese mix for pizza toppings. Of course, I view pizza as a fridge cleaner for whatever bits of meat/veg/cheese I have around. Today I am making: Pizza! crust was made two days ago (sourdough), toppings will likely be roast chicken, bacon, onion, and jala...
by sardia
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Well, they're not always that heavy handed. I mean, look at this one https://www.cbsnews.com/news/voter-fraud-case-tied-to-iowan-woman-voting-for-trump-twice/ Where the offender knew full well that she was breaking the law (claimed that she believed that her first vote would be changed to Hilary). ...
by sardia
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9509

Re: Census Dickery

Question... Can US Census respondents leave the citizenship question blank? I've read in a few places there's an often cited law that requires responding to the US census [which hasn't been enforced since the 1970s], but I don't see if that includes not responding to parts of the census. The US cen...
by sardia
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

Okay. So it was sarcasm. Got it. I absolutely do believe in freedom to speak one's mind. It would be nice if everything everyone had to say was pleasant, and everyone could get along, but that's not how it works. I don't care for the dismissive way you're characterizing my comments, but you should ...
by sardia
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

You know it's possible that people think that kind of treatment of black and brown people is already across a line, and just don't support crossing that line for anyone else either. Edit, got ninjad, dam it . The slippery slopers could also be really really ignorant, but it starts to look willfully...
by sardia
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

I would prefer Nazis not spew their garbage in public; and I completely support the right of of people to ignore them or dispute what they have to say; in fact I encourage people to do those things. I also support the right of venues to refuse to allow Nazis to participate, of property owners to re...
by sardia
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295405

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Is the governor aiding a friend or is it the more typical begging for potential jobs that every politician does?
Edit: begging for jobs is not a good use of tax payers resources.
by sardia
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

Spoilered because this is stupid. I'm talking about suppressing an American's 1st Amendment right to bring unpalatable food to a potluck. Oh, I agree. If you know Chad is only going to disrupt the meal by trying to kill people or make them sick, by all means, don't invite him. He's n...
by sardia
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6345
Views: 923614

Re: Police misbehavior thread

https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/themethodsman/68745 Interesting study in the annals of internal medicine. the so-called "gun show loophole" dangerous? According to this study appearing in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the answer is yes, if only modestly. Given the limited political a...
by sardia
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6345
Views: 923614

Re: Police misbehavior thread

...fill the police force with people who aren't naturally hostile to black people, such as other black people? You'd need to exceed a critical amount or else the black cops just emulate the discriminatory behavior of white cops. * *IIRC it requires like half the force and leadership positions befor...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

While I don't doubt you wonder that, it's not particularly fair. I know many Trump supporters (though, granted, not a significant percentage of the whole), and not a single one advocated killing anyone outside of those on Death Row. They don't even advocate violence against anyone outside of self-d...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2288418

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

... and they get away with it because to the actual decisions most people make in life, it doesn't matter what shape the earth is. Unless you are a tanker ship captain in the southern hemisphere or a GPS systems designer for example, you can get by believing the earth is banana shaped. Alas, what p...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6345
Views: 923614

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This conversation reminds me of an anecdote that I might have already shared upthread: I work from home, and one day I was having a really stressful day at work and screaming about it alone inside my house. A neighbor must've heard that and called the cops, who came by to make sure nobody was getti...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6345
Views: 923614

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police appear to be MORE panicky than the average civilian. Perhaps it's contagious fire. Cop next to me fire, so I fire too. Everyone pulls the trigger until empty. Wild overkill. Panic alone doesn't explain it, even. Give a bunch of police batons, and you'll end up with instances of six police be...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295405

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

I'm all for autonomous cars, but Uber is probably not the hill to die on. I'd be much more willing to defend the more reputable car/tech companies. They have higher mileage between accident rates, and don't need to steal engineers to do a worse job.
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/why-republicans-are-favored-in-arizona-and-ohio-special-elections.html More special elections upcoming along with Cooks report of their political tilt. Arizona's is April 24, so we should see how close it'll be. GOP is likely to win this one, but+13 isn't unreachab...
by sardia
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295405

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

ABS is indeed a serious improvement as far as stopping power in bad conditions, but it is true that it can be hard to adjust to, particularly if you don't live in a climate where you regularly have to deal with slick pavement where it activates with some frequency. I actually learned to drive commu...
by sardia
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19133

Re: Thomas Fire

And yet it doesn't feel safer when a tornado in that area quite literally wipes a city off the map. (Okay, it was a *small* city, but still.) Having lived through a tornado that destroyed a trailer park (I was well away from it, but I was also twelve, so it sure didn't feel safe to me), I can concu...
by sardia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19133

Re: Thomas Fire

Are you saying you do not plan on moving because you don't think a disaster will happen again and again? (At your location)
by sardia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19133

Re: Thomas Fire

In fairness to Pfhorrest, it doesn't seem to me that the area is "disaster heavy" - they had a couple bad scenarios back to back. Also, I'm at a loss to think of any place of human habitation which is "disaster-light" - storms and fires can hit just about anywhere. On a differen...
by sardia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19133

Re: Thomas Fire

You guys get that in this case I'm not talking about a literal river right? (I mean, there is a literal river into which all this water drains, but nothing's built in its bed even though it's usually completely dry half the year and has barely a creek in it the other half). https://en.wikipedia.org...
by sardia
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

24 white male. No known motive just yet, but I'm willing to bet as to what it was; notoriety. Some people don't want to watch the world burn, they want everyone to know who burnt it. And that isn't candy coated terrorism because? I do understand we should wait to find the rambling diatribe against ...
by sardia
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2288418

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

Show of hands: How many of us only found out that the original book existed because John Oliver parodied it? The original will probably sell many more copies than it otherwise would have, as a result. In part because people disgruntled by the parody will want to show support for the original by buy...
by sardia
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295405

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Under 25 reduces risks massively, but the only way to get to zero [pedestrian deaths] is to get rid of cars. Maybe external airbags would help. Depends how far you want to go down the road of spending taxpayer/private money to protect people from their own stupidity. You don't limit yourself to eng...
by sardia
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/04/golden-visa-immigration-deal-british-citizenship-home-office For those of you wondering why Britain is soft pedaling the Russia response, the UK has been selling Visas that almost entirely goes to Russian oligarchs, and essentially launders dirty Russi...
by sardia
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295405

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Except I don't jump in front of trees, but I do walk across streets, so I'm going to care more about one than the other. And off topic, but hippies chaining themselves to trees; good or bad? You're not suppose to jump in front of cars without looking both ways for traffic... So says big auto AI. It...
by sardia
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I don't view it as really all that big of a deal, but then, I've assumed that anything put on Facebook is not any definition of private anyways. I think this hits the nail on the head about why I'm not freaking out about this (which I was honestly a little puzzled about, so thanks for helping me ex...
by sardia
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295405

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

But how many are on the road? Most people are not axe wielding maniacs named Steve. If there were equal numbers of Steve's and not Steve's, and everyone not Steve killed more than everyone Steve, we could argue that axe wielding maniacs named Steve are less dangerous than the average. But if there ...
by sardia
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I am not quite sure what the scandal is here, exactly. This is Facebook's business model, right? They know all this stuff, you pay them money, they do creepy manipulative advertisement for you. It's not a secret, it s their official business model. Apparently, the Trump campaign didn't have enough ...
by sardia
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/us/politics/cambridge-analytica-trump-campaign.html Voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem. The firm had secured a $15 million investment from Robert Mercer, the wealthy Republican don...
by sardia
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 793007

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:We got some dutch cocoa powder last weekend and it didn't fit in one jar, so I was psychologically thinking "We have a shitload of cocoa, I should use it up". Made some delicious brownies last night as a result.

At some point, you should consider savory uses for cocoa.
by sardia
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

I just saw the back-story of this "special election" today: It was called when longtime Republican congressman Tim Murphy, who espoused strong anti-abortion views, resigned last autumn amid revelations of an extramarital affair in which he urged his mistress to get a termination. If you'r...
by sardia
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-gop-should-be-freaking-out-pennsylvania-edition/ Nate Silver tells me I'm wrong, and Democrats should play everywhere (worry about your coalition for 2020). The reason Democrats are overperforming with Red States instead of suburbs is a simple reversion to th...
by sardia
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/13/pennsylvania-special-election-updates-lamb-saccone-460464 Democrats shake GOP confidence by striking deep into Trump territory. PA18 was won by Trump by 18-20 points, and the race is currently at a tie (with absentee ballots + recount fights to be had). I th...
by sardia
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

And how many of those are murder? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/white-supremacists-committed-most-extremist-killings-2017-adl-says-n838896 Last year’s data match historical trends recorded by the ADL. The organization counted 387 extremist-related murders over the last decade: Right-wing ext...
by sardia
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531604

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.adl.org/education/resources/reports/dark-constant-rage-25-years-of-right-wing-terrorism-in-united-states The anti defamation league notes 150 incidents over 25 years for alt right terrorism alone. This includes any criminals from anti government, KKK, Islamaphobe, anti immigration, anti ...
by sardia
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6474
Views: 502694

Re: Trump presidency

Rex was an awful secretary of state. Too bad his replacement is like the difference between a shit sandwich and a douchebag. Mike is just another Trump clone, (Islamaphobe, climate denial) Too bad none of it matters until the economy crashes or GOP starts losing hard in November. * *Alternative theo...

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