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by sardia
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency


Did you know that snarking without power doesn't actually solve anything? She voted to end the government shutdown.
by sardia
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

Trump's approval rating has cracked 40 % as he pushes anti immigration and cashes in on tax cuts. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo Chances of a Trump revival are increasing but he's still unpopular. I think it'll depend on which groups defect in 2018. If it...
by sardia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 26254

Re: Winfrey presidency

If you paid any attention instead of randomly posting, you would realize that point 4 also denigrates Trump.

Oprah is overrated as a potential candidate, come back when it's summer or spring, and then we'll talk about her chances.
by sardia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 26254

Re: Winfrey presidency

Also, Winfrey never said she's running. Isn't that how candidates announce themselves nowadays - by denying that they are running, and seeing who salutes? Jose If they admit that are running, they have to obey campaign finance rules. That's why they insist they aren't running and only suspend campa...
by sardia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 755680

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Was watching the overlord sequel, and it's both awful and fascinating d&d love letter.
by sardia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 582216

Re: The Darker Side of the News

That's why we have innocent until proven guilty, and why lawyers are so obsessed with the process rather than the result. We just need to make sure the process is the same for everyone, none of this BS like "rich people also aren't allowed to beg or sleep in public". Long story short, I s...
by sardia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 582216

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/us/politics/cia-china-mole-arrest-jerry-chun-shing-lee.html A former C.I.A. officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle United States spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The collapse...
by sardia
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... hy/550628/
Has anyone read about Trump's health exam? It sounds biased, but otherwise Trump isn't going to die in office. Not sure if he's actually healthy.
by sardia
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2873

Re: Best Lime Squeezer?

Thesh wrote:Avoid aluminum and/or enameled squeezers, and make sure you get good quality stainless steel. I've had an enameled aluminum one that broke after a few uses.

Which one did you buy? Otherwise I'll amazon a random steel one that's 22$.
by sardia
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Best Lime Squeezer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2873

Best Lime Squeezer?

So my lime hand squeezer ( hinged two halves that squeeze together by hand) broke after couple years of service. Is it common for them to break in that time? Am I squeezing too hard? Is there a more durable one? Mine was made of some gray foamy metal, possibly plastic, and painted green. If I still ...
by sardia
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2391974

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

Its hilarious how people side with this "middle class" couple because the action is against richer people. Taking advantage of the homeowners AND city's mistake regarding this ridiculous tax bill is not an action that should be cheered on. I could say the same thing about how the rich tre...
by sardia
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2391974

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

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=RTC&sectionNum=3701. Not less than 45 days nor more than 120 days before the proposed sale, the tax collector shall send notice of the proposed sale by certified mail with return receipt requested to the last known mail...
by sardia
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2391974

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

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/02/san-francisco-elite-to-couple-who-bought-their-street-theres-the-way-to-san-jose/ In an update on middle class couple who bought rich people street, the rich won. They appealed to the board of supervisors who, no surprise, cut the filthy rich a break. It's iron...
by sardia
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

I'm surprised there's no recording of Trump cursing out Haitians. Since Trump does nothing but deny with Republicans covering for him, video of him is the only thing visceral enough to force an apology.
by sardia
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

The problem is, the media was reporting on the "shithole countries" part, not the part about getting rid of the immigrants part. It makes it seem like making mountains out of molehills, because quite frankly, the very fact that the country is continuously producing refugees means that the...
by sardia
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 974979

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Chicago is home for me, and what the police are doing here is pretty fucked up. https://projects.bettergov.org/taking-cover/revolving-door.html Apparently rich towns are doing what the Catholic Church did with pedophile priests. They're shifting criminal or incompetent cops to unsuspecting other tow...
by sardia
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

Trump has created an administration where the skills and abilities necessary to preform a job are not requirements for that job. In addition, Trump is creating a society where truth does not have intrinsic value. The next 3 runner ups for the Republican nomination would not do these things. Governm...
by sardia
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4191
Views: 582216

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Louisiana teacher arrested at school board meeting for questioning superintendent's pay increase . How is that possibly grounds for arrest? At least from what they’ve got in the article, she seems not to have been doing anything. That’s Orwellian. Sure, the district isn’t pressing charges, but what...
by sardia
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Where does inflated value go?
Replies: 62
Views: 11667

Re: Where does inflated value go?

...the money supply is not usually increased by the government directly printing more money. I think "printing" is metaphorical in this question. Instead, it's mostly through banks lending more out than they actually have... We can do that too. It's called writing a bum check. It creates ...
by sardia
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/07/steve-bannon-treason-donald-trump-jr-michael-wolff-fire-fury Looks like Bannon figured out he has no allies nor any income stream. He's saying he misspoke when he said Trump was treasonous, he meant manafort, which totally sounds like Trump... If this...
by sardia
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

Why are you making up convoluted reasons as to Trump's activity? He's an old man, who subsists on cable TV, greasy fast food, and yes men. What's wrong with that explanation? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/do-republicans-really-have-a-big-turnout-advantage-in-midterms/ After doing some math, t...
by sardia
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

Depends which immigrants. I mean, it hasn't worked for... ... the Mohicans? It seems immigration's a good thing as long as the immigrants are not white and devoutly Christian Europeans. Fair point, immigration sucked for native Americans, and I can sorta get the fear that it might happen to white p...
by sardia
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

I think Sardia was trying to say the US was fucked even with Obama at the helm. I... disagree. The US has a large number of longstanding structural problems, but a) they are fixable, if extremely difficult to fix (or they wouldn't be problems), and b) Obama was not the one who could fix them, in pa...
by sardia
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

From what I understand, the economy improved because businesses were sure they were going to get a Republican style tax system. Which they mostly did, and it allows companies to repatriate the money that's been sitting overseas for years now. Basically the major corporations have sort of been holdi...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/07/steve-bannon-treason-donald-trump-jr-michael-wolff-fire-fury Looks like Bannon figured out he has no allies nor any income stream. He's saying he misspoke when he said Trump was treasonous, he meant manafort, which totally sounds like Trump... If this ...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1939: "2016 Election Map"
Replies: 56
Views: 11306

Re: 1939: "2016 Election Map"

This looks more evenly distributed than I would have guessed. Even though we seem to be divided to the extreme ends of the left/right spectrum these days, as least we're not completely isolated physically. I agree about cartograms and chloropleths (I didn't look that up so my spelling could be like...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 974979

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I think Sardia is being snarky about the cop being nice. But now I have a story. My uncle is a volunteer firefighter. One of his fellow firefighters says some of the most racist crap. Things like "we should round up all the black people and ship them back to Africa" or "the best way ...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

Bannon is Ignatius in A Confederacy of Dunces . I totally got that without having to Google that... https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-president-trump-above-the-law-possibly/ Trump (and all presidents) are above the law. If you can't impeach him, you'll have to wait until his term is over to s...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33962

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

*shrugs* I thought you had a question about a particular recipe. My mistake. I'd like to have a website that takes a list of everything in my kitchen (food, condiments, but maybe even equipment) and then makes recipe recomendations with minimum required shopping. That would be sweet. Come to think o...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 198899

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Is bitter a taste people actually enjoy? I find far too many things taste bitter and I just don't understand why you'd eat that? The mind has this interesting habit of making icky things that don't kill you tasty. So short answer, yes people enjoy bitter things. For example, most coffee and dark ch...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33962

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Why is it that every time I try to find dinner tips that are a) quick b) cheap and c) somewhat healthy, I get all these sites that give me recipes that are none of those things and also contains a bazillion ingredients I've never heard of? I just want someone to tell me what to make for dinner and ...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 974979

Re: Police misbehavior thread

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/113-suburban-cop-shootings-zero-discipline/38de2116-cc71-4bc6-9a89-70c1314b956e Wanna know why cops have a sterling record on paper? Just don't bother to investigate any wrongdoing. Still, in 113 police shootings in the Cook County suburbs since 2005, records sho...
by sardia
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 974979

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Some people seek out power, in terrible ways. I was having lunch with a police cadet, and he mentioned two things. That he wanted the sweet pension police unions get, and to gun down black lives matters activists if they get near him. Other than potentially being a terrible cop for minorities, he wa...
by sardia
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1088
Views: 198899

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Ooh on that note I have one to add. Real healthy stuff usually tastes way better than unhealthy stuff. Not that kale kombucha BS, but sashimi, fresh anything, a nicely made fancy mushroom or butternut squash or sunchoke or brussel sprouts or etc. veggie dish, forbidden rice, etc., etc. Problem is w...
by sardia
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

There's no reason he can't be a moron and have accidentally stumbled upon a grand plan to acquire absolute power... (Having said that, I believe neither of those things; I think he's smart in his own way and that the system grinds too slowly for any such plan to succeed. It could definitely leave p...
by sardia
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

With 2018 midterm campaign starting soon, where are Democrats going to see the biggest resurgence? I'm kinda disappointed with suburban wealthy people as a demographic. They had less than predicted support for Ossoff in the special election which was primarily a suburban district. This isn't too imp...
by sardia
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

I agree with all of this except the part I bolded. Trump isn't a dirty politician; it's only recently that he's even begun to actually be a politician. He's no Ronald Reagan, but he's the closest thing we've had since. He may overdo it with the petty Twitter arguments and bravado, but he's done gen...
by sardia
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 57625

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

It's a set subsidy based on some formula. Corporate likes it because it's a stable cost and they don't need any infrastructure other than money, and the app. The ones arguing for free corporate phones aren't keeping up with best practices. She's a smart person, I'm sure she calculat...
by sardia
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7989
Views: 616067

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/03/575295244/steve-bannon-is-quoted-saying-trump-tower-meeting-was-treasonous Going back over this, at first I thought this was mostly crap reporting. However, other journalists are covering it as real. Has anyone been able to find corroborating eviden...
by sardia
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 57625

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

Simple solution - her job provides her with a cell phone; all calls recorded. Though this costs money, in the large scheme it's not much and the job should pay. If it becomes a big deal, then the job ought to pay anyway, as it's a workplace hazard. Jose We use phone reimbursements instead of giving...

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