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by sardia
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

I personally agree with you; but there are plenty of legal scholars who disagree, and no court has ever made a definitive interpretation. No, there aren't, and yes, they have. Seriously, where are you getting your information? You'll have to look hard and long to find a constitutional scholar who t...
by sardia
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4679
Views: 884632

Re: Today I Made:

Also that brits like things far too crunchy and Id fail miserably since cookies and biscuits are both SOFT, people. SOFT. I dont care what paul hollywood says! Objection! While some cookies should be soft, many cookies need to be crunchy! Oatmeal and chocolate chip both need to be crunchy to be enj...
by sardia
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 38174

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Did they close any polling station near you? That's often the case fir long lines. Thanks for voting. Don't forget to complain to the town if they make you wait too long.
by sardia
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Welp. It's happening. Trump intends to end birthright citizenship . Luckily, he will be stopped by the supreme cour... oh. Until it hits the courts, it's just a trial balloon to see what they can get away with. Though I do wonder what a republican court will let them get away with. It'll take work ...
by sardia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Doesn't seem like it's done much against Trump. Counterpoint, first travel ban, family separation sorta, and the tax cut. Tax cut was changed to benefit middle class more. Now you could argue that Trump's machine needs time to wear down the guilt (by sabotaging the reputation of opponents a la Muel...
by sardia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

I wouldn't consider that a terribly good bet. Democrats shaming republicans seems more likely to result in "this is a terrible idea, but if we do it, it'll bother the democrats, which means it's a GREAT idea". I've seen comments like that before but nobody ever proved it had a real effect...
by sardia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

At this point I’ll settle for getting just enough votes in the Senate and House to prevent the Trumpists from railroading their stuff through until we can get a sane President of either party to succeed him. We don't even have enough (80% probably not)for that. The house is 7 points more conservati...
by sardia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4679
Views: 884632

Re: Today I Made:

I got an Anova circulator when it was on sale as a birthday present to myself. I use it once or twice a month and really like the results. Usually it’s a matter of needing to get something cooking that I don’t have to watch, often I start whatever it was from frozen. I haven’t played with cooking e...
by sardia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Re GMal both sides ism Given the merely "bad" poll numbers that Republicans (Trump included) have, I dunno how far anti Trump ism is going go. Even in the biggest wave election, it might mean 40% of America is allied with Nazi/white supremacists/wealthy elite. 32% if Democrats win huge. Th...
by sardia
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

That's stupid. He can take the Palin route or the classical political route of getting paid for short speeches. It's a lot of money.
by sardia
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28597
Views: 3351867

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

On one hand, it's some blow hard who's all talk, and no balls. On the other hand, we just had at least two incidents on the news when one of those blow hard actually does what Trump and Co keep talking about. If you know him for real, get him some help. If you don't know him, it's just an internet s...
by sardia
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 38174

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/california/50/ The district is just too conservative. It's the equivalent of new jersey menendez election. On average it's 21 points more conservative than the country, the Democratic wave is worth 8, the scandal is 6 points. ...
by sardia
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15119
Views: 2531674

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

The Chinese strategy in the Pacific and world wide is interesting. It's creating a world wide system (one belt one road)of bases in order to emulate US Military bases on the cheap. Instead of a carrier, you have a militarized island. Instead of a logistics hub, you have a commercial port backed by C...
by sardia
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Your memory doesn't serve; it was a BlackBerry and he wasn't allowed an iPhone for security reasons . Ah, fair. Yeah, you wouldn't want any sensitive comms going over a random iphone. But a twitter post definitely isn't private. The question's really if he uses it for anything but twitter. So, the ...
by sardia
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

I think it had something to do with classified information. A crime that doesn't require intent btw. Long as he doesn't put anything sensitive on the unsecured phone, I don't think it's a problem. No, the attack changes depending on who gets caught doing it. If she's using a private server, then sh...
by sardia
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4679
Views: 884632

Re: Today I Made:

Sous vide pork chops. I added some chopped tangerine peel, sesame oil and soy sauce to the bags, which worked out pretty well. They were huge chops, over an inch thick. I let them go for about 3 hours and then seared them in a smoking hot cast iron skillet. A few days ago I did a chicken noodle bro...
by sardia
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/25/660458533/suspicious-package-discovered-in-nycs-tribeca-area Terrorism by alt right Nazis continues. Bomb count is up to 10 now as Biden and Robert Di nero are targeted. Trump blames the media, and his supporters blame false flag attempts. Not all Trump supporters bla...
by sardia
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/25/66045853 ... ibeca-area
Terrorism by alt right Nazis continues. Bomb count is up to 10 now as Biden and Robert Di nero are targeted. Trump blames the media, and his supporters blame false flag attempts.
by sardia
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Trump's an outlier from the standard conservative in some respects, sure. But most of them are not terribly far from Eisenhower, and of course Reagan is still pretty venerated. The idea that there's a trendline in which conservatives have become vastly more so on average does not appear to be true....
by sardia
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4415
Views: 647775

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yes yablo, the comments section. While fox will not openly glorify the alt right, it does choose what news to publish. For example, if I wanted to scare people into voting for law and order I would: Post a lot about crimes of immigrant on white crime. Even though it's rare. Post about police getting...
by sardia
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Nationalism ? So we will start supporting baseball and electing baseball players as officials? Cuz baseball is the national pastime right? Nah, only the Washington Nationals, not the other teams. (I'd say that's Trump's home team, except that he spends a lot of his spare time in Florida.) The Nazis...
by sardia
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 38174

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Also, Competitive - anything over a 10% chance of winning, you should compete against and not give up.

The example I gave implied that his metrics were great, and then got worse. There wasn't much to prove that narrative without cherry picking polls.
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

ijuin wrote:“Cash” in this sense does not necessarily mean literal Federal Reserve Notes, but rather any form of money that you can take to your bank and deposit into your account as-is.

The actual question is if the money was laundered or used as a tax shelter.
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

To be fair, whoever controls Congress is allowed to subpoena anyone's tax forms. It just so happens that the Republicans do not exercise that power for some reason.
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

For title IX, we're looking at the following: no person shall “be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity” receiving federal assistance “on the basis of sex.” That ought to soundly qualify even if we're usi...
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Maybe it's also a way to out trans people so that the general public can harass them?
Lots of schools have problems where they put them into special rooms that ostracize students rather than let them share lockers with people of the same gender.
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 151
Views: 28829

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Venom's surprisingly good. Was expecting a dark and angsty entry, sort of adjacent to X-men: Apocalypse. It was pleasantly surprising instead, with bits of humor and a generally decent sense of pacing. I guess we got yet another marvel-verse superior to DC's average quality now. That's what, three?...
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

This is a test and a stretch of reasonable boundaries. This is something to get us used to the standard of "normal" the administration wants us to have. And as such, whether it heavily impacts people or not in practice, it should be objected to. And yes, it will heavily impact people. And...
by sardia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4415
Views: 647775

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There was a mail bomb attempt on George Soros, fox news commentary is hard at work trying to make it sound ok to terrorize Jews. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.foxnews.com/us/explosive-device-found-at-george-soros-home-report&ved=2ahUKEwjKkvfp4ZzeAhU...
by sardia
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 38174

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Two weeks to go before election day, and it's fascinating watching different media pundits vs Nate's model. Sometime they are in agreement, others they talk up a competitive race. For example, I saw two house races, former the GOP was pulling out of, and the latter, the GOP was doubling down. They h...
by sardia
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4415
Views: 647775

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'll be interested to see if, which, and how any religious leaders weigh in on this. No More Deaths, the group that he's a part of, is faith-based. From their site, "Since 2008 we have been an official ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson." From wikipedia, "No More...
by sardia
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15119
Views: 2531674

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

CorruptUser wrote:He was always a self absorbed asshole.

Most famous people are, of course, but Assange even more so.

He's not exactly in a healthy environment. He only has a few friends left, and one of those is Putin.
by sardia
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

And so we start the slow slide towards accepting atrocities. We've already got a significant portion of the country who thinks it's okay to separate children from their parents and put the children in internment camps -- some of whom will never see their parents again. We also have a significant po...
by sardia
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 38174

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-the-democrats-unprecedented-fundraising-edge-is-scary-for-republicans-and-for-our-model/ 3 weeks to go until mid terms. Nate and Republicans should be worried about the Democrats ridiculous fundraising numbers. GOP should worry because it and spec...
by sardia
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Seneca Valley - False accusations and how to handle them
Replies: 17
Views: 4038

Re: Seneca Valley - False accusations and how to handle them

Leovan, Are you trying to prove a trend about false accusations? Because that's what everybody who's posting about it is doing. "Welp, Bill Clinton probably raped that intern but since Seneca valley had a false accusations, we should let it slide."? On the other hand, I think the top prior...
by sardia
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

I guess I'm just wondering what thought they give to that. I doubt they just flat out ignore it. I think it's very likely they would have some kind of response justifying that violence if I asked them for their thoughts. Now I'm wondering if that passive acceptance in order to justify supporting hi...
by sardia
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Presumably the Montanan's in the crowd would have been familiar with that story, especially given the response to Trump's words. I wonder how they rationalize that in their own minds? Stresses of the job caused Gianforte to overreact? Or are they just the types that actually fight things out physic...
by sardia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, that's freaking sketchy. Legal, I dunno. I'm not a lawyer. But yeah, gift/estate taxes don't really do much to prevent the genuinely rich from shuffling money around if they want to. I believe the legal theory is if you lie enough times, the auditor can't catch it all. They'll settle if you p...
by sardia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8445
Views: 746914

Re: Trump presidency

Expense padding is ridiculously common. In general, I think if the maint companies have ties to the leasing company, one ought to view the resulting bills with a great deal of skepticism. There is a fine line between tax evasion and tax avoidance. The latter is legal. Ethical, ehhhh. It depends, I ...
by sardia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4415
Views: 647775

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658255488/deep-in-the-desert-a-case-pits-immigration-crackdown-against-religious-freedom In a case that surprised no one, conservatives/Trump administration are hypocrites when it comes to religious freedom. One aspect of Warren's defense is based on the Religious Free...

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