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by Yablo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664157

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

Coyne wrote:I suspect that is true because most people see bears as dangerous, and moose...not. Which is an incorrect assumption.

I'm really not sure how someone looks at a moose and doesn't realize it could kill them. A moose is what happens when bears and deer mate.
by Yablo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664157

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

CorruptUser wrote:He was lucky it was a cow. If it was a Bull Moose, there wouldn't have been enough of him left to identify.

That would have been one Rough Ride.
by Yablo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Great Quotes From the Wrong People
Replies: 63
Views: 10120

Re: Great Quotes From the Wrong People

"Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream." ~ Huckleberry Finn

"You trust Becky? Becky's eating a cup!" ~ Roseanne

"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." ~ Quasimodo

"Good morning, Vietnam!" ~ Captain Benjamin Willard
by Yablo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

Granted, I'm not a lawyer, but it seems to me the Deputy Attorney General should only have the responsibility of deciding whether to expand Mueller's mandate within the parameters of the Attorney General's recusal. Since Sessions only recused himself as specifically pertains to the Russia investigat...
by Yablo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664157

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

Man kicks moose – and gets similar treatment

The end of a long winter is a tricky time for moose, Marsh said. They're worn out and nutritionally stressed — maybe a little grumpy.
by Yablo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4625
Views: 723253

Re: The Darker Side of the News

elasto wrote:[We must do something!] + [This is something!] => [We must do this!]

It's marginally better than the "arming students with rocks" idea.
by Yablo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

mouse
by Yablo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

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 h...
by Yablo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

I also firmly support the 1st and 4th Amendment rights of every American, Nazi or otherwise. Thank you for letting us know! That's as clear cut as it gets. Is this sarcasm? This sounds like sarcasm. The part of my quote you should have bolded, italicized, and underlined is the part about " ......
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

yablo has voiced explicit support for trump's wall, his muslim ban, for increasing police powers, further arming cops, has constantly equivocated about nazis, i could probably find more but that would require wading into the cesspit that is his posts. like okay he doesn't support steel tariffs grea...
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

Your unwavering support for Trump is a pretty good hint that you have little concern for the rights of minorities. My support for Trump is strong, but it's far from unwavering. For example, I don't believe his plan to impose steel and aluminum tariffs is a good one by any stretch, and I think it wi...
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

Your unwavering support for Trump is a pretty good hint that you have little concern for the rights of minorities. My support for Trump is strong, but it's far from unwavering. For example, I don't believe his plan to impose steel and aluminum tariffs is a good one by any stretch, and I think it wi...
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

yablo said "when we start creating ways" as though we don't already do that and forgive me for not assuming his firm support of antiracist policies in light of his post history here I can forgive your not making that assumption, in general, but I fail to see how anything I've ever posted ...
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: my wish
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: my wish

I wish healing was a concept firmly grounded in fantasy, while in reality, all life was stuck in an entropic spiral toward death.
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

Displaying neo-Nazi imagery should count as "probable cause" for stop and frisk, as this indicates affiliation with groups that have extensive history of committing violent crimes. It's definitely an indicator, and it might help make the country safer, but when we start creating ways to c...
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

looks
by Yablo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1970: "Name Dominoes"
Replies: 30
Views: 8777

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Zoomed out or in a thumbnail, this comic looks suspiciously like a matrix barcode.
by Yablo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe stop talking in inaccurate analogies and say what you mean clearly Cause this In either case, Chad knows better, and everyone else would have been better off if Chad just never showed up at all, but if Chad truly believes his dish is food, kicking him out really only amounts to bullying, albe...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

are you really talking about bullying nazis I'm talking about suppressing an American's 1st Amendment right to bring unpalatable food to a potluck. Lutefisk is disgusting smelling, but other than ruining everyone else's dinner from the smell alone it doesn't seriously harm the others. Public nudity...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

For the most part, I agree with the potluck analogy, and I think Chad is a dick, but I think it's important to understand the difference between bringing dogshit to a potluck and bringing something so distasteful everyone but you considers it dogshit. In either case, Chad knows better, and everyone ...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

(Okay, okay. Fine!)

clock
by Yablo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 150
Views: 73612

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

... Apparently the brain parasite spread it's larvae around and they ate the players... Something like that. The universe has been conspiring against the game for a couple months (including a particularly sad family situation I posted about in the SB section), but my players and I aren't letting th...
by Yablo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

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 Yablo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

I wonder how many of Trump's supporters would say "lots and lots of people getting killed" was actually a good thing, as long as the people getting killed are {insert hated group here}. While I don't doubt you wonder that, it's not particularly fair. I know many Trump supporters (though, ...
by Yablo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

gram
by Yablo
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 697
Views: 78853

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Hay > Fever > Illness
by Yablo
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

rump
by Yablo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 174
Views: 69866

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Inequality means that regular people don't have as much stable income or wealth. The greater the inequality, the further the middle class can fall. The 2008 crash came because of predatory lending and over-lending to regular citizens who were poorer because of inequality. There's a lot of evidence ...
by Yablo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

dim
by Yablo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 697
Views: 78853

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Dough > Cookie > Eat
by Yablo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 174
Views: 69866

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

Fast forward 50 years later. Kid A is still richer than kid B, but not just by the amount he started out with in his trust fund. Kid A is fantastically richer than kid B. If both Kid A and Kid B are responsible with what money they do have, this is generally true, but if Kid B has to work every day...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

sear
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 174
Views: 69866

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

All of that is beside my point, which is that if you two were doing the same job, and otherwise living the same lifestyle, then over time you should trend toward having the same amount of wealth, but with how things are now, if he was born or otherwise lucked into wealth while you had the misfortun...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

elasto wrote:Why not join those of us on both the D and R sides who are happy to judge each person on their merits? Yes, there are precious few of us, but people walking away is only going to contribute to ever more polarisation, which is not a good thing.

Fair enough. That's a sales pitch I could go for.
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 4126
Views: 256293

Re: One Letter Word Game

bee
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: sick realization: you have negative dollars
Replies: 174
Views: 69866

Re: sick realization: you have negative dollars

It's difficult to quantify the value of work. A lifetime spent doing hard physical-labor (mining, logging, dish-washing) is worth less (monetarily) than a lifetime spent in a warm academic-office pontificating injustice. A good friend of mine is a chemist/engineer for a mining company here in Alask...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

Sigh. Have we had the argument about whataboutism? Frankly, Obama doesn't matter any more. I'd be happy not to compare Trump to Obama. When someone complains about something Trump has done, I'd be happy not to mention how Obama did something similar, did the exact same, or did something worse. The ...
by Yablo
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 890030

Re: Trump presidency

emceng wrote:I'd like to see an unbiased list of Trump admin people along with the laws and ethical standards they have broken(or suspected of breaking).

I'd like to see that list alongside a similar list of Obama admin people.
by Yablo
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15151
Views: 2664157

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

CorruptUser wrote:The blood vessels that lead blood away from an erection are on the outside of the penis. If the penis gets trapped, blood can enter but it can't leave...

Design flaw or Darwinism?
by Yablo
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word association, rounded to the following letter
Replies: 697
Views: 78853

Re: Word association, rounded to the following letter

Air > Ball

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