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by Garm
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 205
Views: 18189

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

I think I'm getting pretty pwned... Tho' Peyton Manning turned up in a good way. The poor chargelots had about 30 seconds of live draft oversight and I really didn't have time to do much in the way of editing my rankings. Given that, I'm pretty happy with my draft. It could have been a LOT worse. :)...
by Garm
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3526387

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

On the other side of the bug report, it's also pretty damn annoying getting bug reports to the affect of "It's not working like it should, because it's working like I told you it should, but I was wrong and forgot to tell you. But I'm going to file this as a development bug instead of a featur...
by Garm
Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3526387

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Testing goes a lot faster if there aren't so many problems that you have trouble keeping track of all the bug reports you're trying to file as you keep discovering new ones while laying out the steps to reproduce old ones. I was kind of tempted to just file a bug report: "the feature clearly w...
by Garm
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 174652

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

The whole question of "are we better off than we were four years ago" is such a galling simplification. Regarding my comment about fact checking being hard... I was referencing what they said at the start of their article: "Former President Bill Clinton’s stem-winding nomination speec...
by Garm
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 174652

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Xeio wrote:I like how FactCheck.org called the article "Our Clinton Nightmare" because of all the work he created for them. :P


Fact checking is haaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrddddddddddd! Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
by Garm
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3526387

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Don't close my help ticket without fixing my shit. Goddamnit! I can't do my job without this service you numbskulls.
by Garm
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 174652

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Clinton's speech was excellent because it was information dense. It was great because he was charismatic. If you want to see why the fact checkers are completely bankrupt, look no further than this quote from the AP: CLINTON: “Their campaign pollster said, ‘We’re not going to let our campaign be dic...
by Garm
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else dislike most kids?
Replies: 251
Views: 34340

Re: Does anyone else dislike most kids?

Someone mentioned something about hating the parents rather than the child. As a parent, I find this to be the sanest outlook toward children. To me, it's my responsibility to make sure my kid doesn't scream all the time, run through a restaurant, kick the back of the seat on an airplane, etc... Soc...
by Garm
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion
Replies: 804
Views: 167117

Re: Are you Ready for some "Football"!!! NFL Discussion

Dark567 wrote:I'm so excited. I really hope the Giants get hammered.


I hope this every week of the NFL season. Even when they have a bye.
by Garm
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election
Replies: 1637
Views: 174652

Re: 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

Eh, I feel like there's a certain value to watching it yourself and doing it by hand. Watching a presidential debate or similar is remarkably educational. The veep debate last year was particularly illuminating, I thought. Also, too: Politifact and other fact checkers are too invested in being &quo...
by Garm
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Paul Ryan calls rape a 'means of conception'.
Replies: 32
Views: 5167

Re: Paul Ryan calls rape a 'means of conception'.

I usually like the Huffington Post, but I thought this was incredibly dishonest. These guys say enough shit as it is, no need to invent more. Not to be cynical or anything but it did get them a lot of page clicks. Really, it's a non-starter of an issue. The guy hates abortion and wants to ban it re...
by Garm
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FEC allows Union to compel workers to campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 4488

Re: FEC allows Union to compel workers to campaign

I, too, am a huge union support but this is dumb.
by Garm
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Abortion is refusing to take responsibility for what you did: create a new human life. It's still legal at the moment, but it's on its way out, that's for sure. Making statements that insist that the only way to respect human life is to always create it is just as ignorant and self-serving as 'rape...
by Garm
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305665

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Ignoring the effects of the extra carbon, what would be the problem of shifting around the national parks to drill for the oil, so long as they don't shrink in size (or preferably grow)? Like, for every acre of park turned into oil field, another 2 acres gets added to the park? Assuming generic for...
by Garm
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Hey Corrupt, thanks for that explanation. I know there have been a lot of recent efforts to combat medicare fraud so I'm wondering if their administrative costs have risen. My numbers are a bit out of date and I didn't bother to double check them. If I remember, I'll find some and see how it compare...
by Garm
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305665

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

That's probably because the Republicans don't actually want small government, they just want the votes from those who do. Do you have any idea how much governmental oversight banning birthcontrol and abortion will take? Also, they continually want to grow the military (aka the worlds largest defense...
by Garm
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305665

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Seriously, if anything the Democrats are the ones with a plan these days and the GOP is mostly running on "WE HATE DEMOCRATS!" This is disappointing, yes. I mean, I don't really care for the democrat plan much, but if the GOP doesn't come up with something concretely better, then...I'm no...
by Garm
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Nixon seems to get a bad rap. Gee, I wonder why. Sam_I_am: There's more to the ACA than just providing people with coverage. A really big provision is the part where insurance companies need to use 85% of the money they get as premiums to pay for care (which, as an aside, boggles my mind. Medicare ...
by Garm
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305665

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

Well, the Democrats haven't really offered a compelling alternative. Today, It almost feels as though George W. Bush was still in office with a republican congress. This depresses the shit out of me. Healthcare reform under a Republican president? I think not. Increased mileage standards for cars? ...
by Garm
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wildfire Tests Police Force in Colorado Anti-Tax City
Replies: 20
Views: 4171

Re: Wildfire Tests Police Force in Colorado Anti-Tax City

Boulder is slowly being taken over by richer, more conservative people. It's a shame, really. The trick, however, is if you want to fund anything in Boulder County, just attach it to a bill/amendment/measure that's supporting Open Space (a concept where the city buys land and then either leaves it a...
by Garm
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 205
Views: 18189

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

I'm taking Chris Kluwe with my first pick. Seems like a legit scoring threat.
by Garm
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

That said, by refusing to say anything that is detailed, truthful, and not a self-contradiction, Romney/Ryan have forced us to discard virtually all but their actual actions (and some estimation of their party's influence over them) in order to guess at what they'd actually do once in office. Sadly...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Man, if you can't work out a person's views based on the legislation they're willing to sign into law when signing shit into law is their only job , how can you work them out? Which is to say, if they signed the law but didn't really agree with it in their deep and secret hearts, do we care? Consid...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Here's some info about where Akin is coming from. Trigger warning for victim blaming, junk-science, and general fuckitude: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/08/20/713571/akins-spiritual-mentor-women-occasionally-invite-rape-victims-are-hysterical/ And here's some analysis I agree with that's no...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

First, those two don't equate. Second, the "forcible" rape language was shot down by both parties, and rightly so. Finally, the existence of one moron now and another thirty years ago does not make a conspiracy. Your accusation of "revealing club secrets" is exactly that, an imp...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

You're right, Garm. Everyone who disagrees with you believes in this archaic bullshit about the mysterious workings of a woman's insides. Only they're all lying to you about it. That must be it. That's not what I'm saying at all, tho' I imagine you know that. I'm saying that the idea of "legit...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 29652

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Looking at point F, nothing else really matters. All the other stuff is just window dressing.
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Rep. Akin must have read about how women "secrete a certain secretion" . And no, that's not an Onion article. A real congressman said that in the eighties. Which just goes to show how stupid and how ingrained this bullshit is. The GOP isn't disavowing Akin because they find what he said o...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigger)
Replies: 192
Views: 20820

Re: Rep. Akin: Rape doesn't cause pregnancy (possible trigge

Rep. Akin must have read about how women "secrete a certain secretion" . And no, that's not an Onion article. A real congressman said that in the eighties. Which just goes to show how stupid and how ingrained this bullshit is. The GOP isn't disavowing Akin because they find what he said o...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 29652

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

I am interested in the question, what is my obligation to the LGBT community? Not being a Christian I have no religious qualms, so this is purely a question of tolerance. Do I need to do more than tolerate? By tolerate, I mean accept their existence without either condoning or condemning. If tolera...
by Garm
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: U.S. Republican Primary
Replies: 2855
Views: 305665

Re: U.S. Republican Primary

the Ronpaul is done. He didn't get enough votes in, I think, Kentucky.
by Garm
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 29652

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Imagine if it had gone the other way. If the homosexual movement were the majority and had done all the work to get there, and the Christian sect jumped into existence a century ago and started ti preach heteronormativity and sexual self-discipline, would they be right to whine about not having equ...
by Garm
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shooting at Christian organization in DC
Replies: 230
Views: 29652

Re: Shooting at Christian organization in DC

Even if you do think FRC is a hate group, shooting the security guard there is unnacceptable. AND pretty much every LBGT organization has said that! Not sure I've heard the "traditional values" people condemn anti-gay violence nearly as unanimously. "One of our members tried to kill ...
by Garm
Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 207738

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I'm annoyed that Dempsey is holding out. I tried to take him out of my lineup yesterday but the stupid site was down. grumble grumble grumble.
by Garm
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 207738

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

I joined the league that was mentioned here a few posts back. Also a league at work, where the organiser warned the site would probably crash today - seems the site going down near the start of the season is fairly typical. Good to know. I've got my team set for match week 1 so hopefully that isn't...
by Garm
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Actual (Association) Football Talk.
Replies: 1114
Views: 207738

Re: Actual (Association) Football Talk.

Dream wrote:
roband wrote:Ok, the code for the league is: 55031-53214

Hey, are people doing this?

Got Podolski and van Persie in my team. Hmmmn...


I'm signed up as "Real Toe Poke" I think. The site won't let me on right now to double check.
by Garm
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 205
Views: 18189

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

Saturday is fine for me too. It'll draft automatically for me, right? If I understand this correctly, I just need to set up my preferences.

I'm NorvTurnersChargelots.
by Garm
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London Olympics 2012
Replies: 265
Views: 39111

Re: London Olympics 2012

I bet I could find many with knees that'll last longer. Thanks to sports, we know a lot about knees, so bless those girls. Because of people like them (mostly NFL and NBA players), my knee has two small scars and I have a repaired meniscus. There's a certain amount of sport that's actually good for...
by Garm
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 205
Views: 18189

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

I too am in MST. That's -7 GMT for those of you who care of such things.

Hrm... Looks like I'm going to have to choose my pre-rankings carefully. I'll either be driving to California or gaming at a convention. Not that it's a big deal. I'll crush you all lose horribly either way. :D
by Garm
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: 2012 NFL fantasy league
Replies: 32
Views: 3894

Re: 2012 NFL fantasy league

It's a pretty fine point. We're talking about the answer to the question "If we all decide to pick up Tim Tebow after game 4, who gets him?" Oh, me. I had to live through Tebowmania so I get dibs. :D If he converts to tight end or slot receiver I'm totally picking him up tho' for serious....

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