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by sardia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

In the aftermath of the nytimes debunking Trump's wealth origin, fresh air had an interview with the authors. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-wealth-fred-trump.html All County was, in fact, a company only on paper, records and interviews show — a vehicle to siphon cash fr...
by sardia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1920
Views: 377873

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

Mutex wrote:I mean, it's a good start isn't it? Also, to me, chicken nuggets taste like... chicken? I don't really get how it's less chickeny than other chicken.

A chicken nugget is like a meat loaf or a bread. A tasty foam thats cooked until it sets.
by sardia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592972

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

That's an issue in urban areas and in the suburbs... people bring cats and other predators into an area that wouldn't otherwise be there, and they hunt things that aren't used to being hunted. A couple of cats in the suburbs can do a whole lot of damage to the local wildlife. This was an outdoor ca...
by sardia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592972

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

How do you stop an outside cat from hunting? Mine is a fraidy cat. I think I saw him play with a mouse once, but he's never brought anything home. We also live in the fifth floor, so he may drop whatever he's holding when we call him, dunno. I see him trying to catch birds, but he mostly sits there...
by sardia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592972

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

You're not supposed to let cats hunt wild animals. Too much ecological damage.
by sardia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

At what point does the American people ask for outside help to 'drain the swamp'? Think you'd be willing to let the UN do some spring cleaning? Maybe Canada? Even ignoring trumping, things are messed up. Didn't half of your population get their identities stolen last year? Name, birthday, ssn and p...
by sardia
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

I would certainly rather see them spending their time on fiscal conservativism than on pushing to the far right on social issues (e.g. the whole family separation at the border crap). No you don't. See in the past, fiscal issues play better with the Democratic base than family separation. Has a pat...
by sardia
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-10-16/mcconnell-blames-entitlements-not-gop-for-rising-deficits&ved=2ahUKEwiXwraau4veAhUP26QKHRpDCzgQyM8BMAB6BAgJEAQ&usg=AOvVaw36UlXpIiRI9bl2nBgGNUlJ&ampcf=1 With midterms co...
by sardia
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 325
Views: 98866

Re: News in brief

Iirc, the fight after abortion is the purity movement. The one where women suppress their desires as sinful until the moment they get married, then theyre sex and baby machines. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.npr.org/2018/09/18/649201625/breaking-free-fr...
by sardia
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6839
Views: 1091739

Re: Police misbehavior thread

On the other hand, the police would be much, much less likely to conduct random searches and otherwise abuse the public if it meant they basically are chasing off their budget. It would create some interesting cycles of policing and crime waves. The people funding the police aren't the ones who get...
by sardia
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Thesh wrote:Traditionally, isn't the purpose of the consulate to provide cover for spies?

Spies aren't supposed to murder people. They collect intelligence from locals. If your spies are also in the murder business, the host government would be much less inclined to respect diplomatic immunity.
by sardia
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 325
Views: 98866

Re: News in brief

Ok nevermind, overturning Roe v Wade is definitely bad. Yup. Even if you don't care either way about abortion, it would whittle down some personal rights to one's own body/privacy. I'm pretty comfortable describing it as bad for a number of reasons. Is there evidence that abortion limits as a prece...
by sardia
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 325
Views: 98866

Re: News in brief

The US went the other way, under the principle of religious freedom and freedom of speech. It's not a direction you want to go. For one thing, it sets a precedent that religious beliefs trumps anti discrimination. That's why we get hospitals that refuse abortion/birth control (Catholics) or employer...
by sardia
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6839
Views: 1091739

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It's not so much a joke as acknowledging what police really want. If you were a supporter of police, then you would want them to have more stuff and what I listed is what lots of cops want. Now if you didn't like militarization of cops and stuff, why are you donating?
by sardia
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6839
Views: 1091739

Re: Police misbehavior thread

*Link to relevant part of video I didn't watch the whole video, so maybe I'm missing crucial context -- but what he's saying here strikes me as a little off-base. Capital definitely conspires with police, but I don't think the example he gives (Tim Horton's giving police free coffee) is a good exam...
by sardia
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592972

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/science/cats-v-rats-in-new-york-the-rats-win.html Cats are useless as a solution to reducing the rat population, only removing the food supply. Apparently the big bulky rats intimidate cats. When a group of feral cats moved into an area where researchers were study...
by sardia
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 325
Views: 98866

Re: News in brief

CorruptUser wrote:Whenever I try that in KSP, I usually end up lithobraking instead.

The emergency escape rocket doesn't have enough thrust? Are you overloading your escape capsule?
by sardia
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Do you agree now that this was overly simplistic? Just because everyone owning land without conflict is theoretically possible, doesn't necessarily make it possible (conflict will always exist). Just because the inhabitants of a certain piece of land don't choose what's morally right and wrong, doe...
by sardia
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6839
Views: 1091739

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So, while there's a certain satisfaction from seeing scammers behind bars, the former is probably more important in practice. Probably not from a societal standpoint. That scammer didn't just scam one person, they scammed a bunch. Unless you're hypothesizing that we can regain the lost money the ma...
by sardia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4502
Views: 679872

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Remember all the discord Fake news by Russians caused? Now Americans want in on that action. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/technology/fake-news-online-disinformation.html What Right Wing News did was part of a shift in the flow of online disinformation, falsehoods meant to mislead and inflame. ...
by sardia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

In other news, Melania decided to tackle cyberbullying because she is the most bullied person in the world. Can't make this stuff up, folks. I Like how she ratted out her co-workers. She could have chosen to share any story she wanted, and she chose that one. I wonder if she knows why people dislik...
by sardia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Well good thing we got a Justice that believes in the 14th amendment applying to immigrants... Oh wait.
by sardia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 46072

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

North Dakota and Missouri are playing a huge part here. The former one I noted that I thought was more accurately represented by the worse odds a while ago(Mississippi also swung worse for democrats, so I think both of those quibbles worked out more accurately for me/lite model than the other two o...
by sardia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Exactly—why are LEGAL immigrants being subjected to being kept in detention even after having been verified as being legal? The legal argument is to say immigrants don't have the same rights as citizens, and immigrants don't have these rights in particular. Could this set precedent to deny immigran...
by sardia
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/us/politics/kavanaugh-immigration-supreme-court-case.html Kavanaugh lose's his first case on SCOTUS, but not for lack of trying. At Immigration Argument, Justice Kavanaugh Takes Hard Line. The question in the case was whether federal authorities must detain immigra...
by sardia
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Wait, are we still talking about the pejorative 'open borders' here? I.e. anyone who wants to work/live in the US can sign up and get green cards.
Because you somehow ended up as countries that travel Visa free, like Canada, is open borders.
by sardia
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Most versions of the backlog means the wait to become documented. Is there a difference between open borders, and increasing immigration limits (along with the accompanying resources) to increase immigration until supply meets demand? Does the pre9/11 us Canadian border count as open borders? I feel...
by sardia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15136
Views: 2592972

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/technology/amazon-workers-pay-raise.html Amazon's pay raise to 15$ isn't actually a raise because Amazon is canceling bonuses and other benefits, which means some workers end up with less income overall. What I don't get is how Amazon thinks this wouldn't get out? ...
by sardia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6839
Views: 1091739

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Can you explain further? All my important bills I have set to Direct Debit. (Obviously that sets one up for the reverse problem: Where a legitimate company overbills you by mistake; But you should always be able to claim that back plus any additional expenses entailed.) My autopay on my comcast lap...
by sardia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6839
Views: 1091739

Re: Police misbehavior thread

One thing it would be so valuable to teach people to avoid these kinds of scams is to always call the person back. Not on the number they give but from Googling. So if they claim they are from the power company then Google the power company's number and go call it. If it's a legitimate issue then w...
by sardia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Hey, if that's the hill you want to die on.... Why are we obliged to accept everyone into the country, then? Is millions more the same as everybody? Also, is letting people here stay the same as accepting everybody? I think it's a strawman because 'everybody' is a scary conceptual number. Especiall...
by sardia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

This is off topic, and may not apply entirely to the US, but you ignore China at your peril. For example, Greece got a nice shiny upgrade to a port, and all of a sudden decided that confronting China on human rights wasn't productive. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=...
by sardia
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage
Replies: 217
Views: 46072

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/whats-behind-democrats-shrinking-senate-odds/ The Senate and the house have gotten 5% worse for the Democrats. Heidi and Beto will probably lose and are viable based off fundamentals. (Read fundraising). In his Twitter account, Nate wonders if Democrats are over ...
by sardia
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

I like to think of myself as calm amd collected, but if I was falsely (presumably) accused of sexual assault, I'm not sure how calm I'd be. If he was calm, that'd be seen as "proof" he was an unapologetic rapist. As for demeanor, he wasnt on the bench while at the hearings. I'm beginning ...
by sardia
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4729
Views: 908735

Re: Today I Made:

Cooked so many things yesterday. We got a bunch of apples in our CSA, so I cooked them into apple sauce and froze them so we have some to eat on Hanukkah with latkes. It's getting close to freezing so I picked all of the basil and made a bunch of pesto sauce, froze that too. Made another batch of g...
by sardia
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Found this on Google of Swiss serbs. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/06/24/for-serbs-switzerland-isnt-neutral/amp/&ved=2ahUKEwjYv5aiiPfdAhUKGuwKHe-iAOAQFjAAegQIABAB&usg=AOvVaw1vrqUtXD-KIQUjQRNPWcQo&ampcf=1 Serbia’s nationali...
by sardia
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

That's a bit of an exaggeration. What you'll see coming is what's already happening. 1. Corruption will be mostly unchecked. 2. Competence in the government will be degraded as civil servants are replaced by Trump loyalists. 3. The environment will be degraded, but mostly impacts poor people. 4. Bud...
by sardia
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

Is anyone else bothered by the absolute certainty that a lot of people have that Kavanaugh is indeed a rapist? Quick question, do you think he's lying (or exaggerating his abstinence)about his drinking? Are you bothered by how sure people are that he never drank, never fucked or any other frat boy ...
by sardia
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

The people arent exactly dying on our doorstep. In the case of, say, Syrians leaving the Turkish refugee camps, it's the equivalent of the guy leaving a homeless shelter, passing by the crummier houses, and depending upon whom you ask either asking/demanding to come in or sneaking in through your w...
by sardia
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8581
Views: 808061

Re: Trump presidency

I do wonder who a pro life person who sees brown children as people votes for these days. Which set of baby killers are the lesser evil? Oh that's easy. The pro-lifers tend to be in favor of abortion when the baby is black or mixed race. Link There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know th...

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