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by sardia
Sun May 27, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Holy crap, Obama really did do wonders for gun ownership in the US. His most successful policy to date! I don't think the figurehead matters in this case, any Democrat would have been painted as the antichrist of guns. The firearms industry struggles whenever there is a Republican in charge. I real...
by sardia
Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901014

Re: Police misbehavior thread

elasto wrote:Definitely true. Takes a village to raise a child and takes a society to reform a con.

Or just purge evidence that he was a convicted felon, so that nobody knows.
by sardia
Sun May 27, 2018 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781353

Re: Today I Made:

I made white chicken chili today, but it gave me heartburn. I don't know why. Is it the white beans? https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/201 ... -best.html
PS Still worth it.
by sardia
Sat May 26, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

What happens when you combine an aging demographic with a country awash in guns? Crazy suicidal old people who can't tell friend from foe, and are heavily armed. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/health/elderly-guns-suicide-dementia.html The experts suggests a firearms trust, where you take them aw...
by sardia
Fri May 25, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 6465

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

What is xkcds privacy policy?
by sardia
Fri May 25, 2018 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285049

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

[list=][/list] I guess the lesson is you pay full price and wait longer for Google to get it right, and Uber/Tesla blows.
by sardia
Fri May 25, 2018 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-explosion/two-men-set-off-bomb-in-restaurant-in-canada-15-wounded-idUSKCN1IQ0E0 Bomb detonated at Canadian restaurant. Two light-skinned men detonated a bomb at an Indian restaurant; I'm guessing white nationalists. It can't possibly be a white terrorism gr...
by sardia
Wed May 23, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

Rant Democrats had dominated the senate and house for decades prior to the 90s, and have had near complete control of many states at one point or another. They couldve gotten rid of gerrymandering in some fashion, but havent, because they use it too. Its a demon of their own devices. /rant That exp...
by sardia
Wed May 23, 2018 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-happens-if-republicans-keep-control-of-the-house-and-senate/ With Trump's approval rating rising, and Congressional polling down to a mere 5 point lead, 538 calls out an ugly scenario where Democratic opposition can't hold off gop changes anymore. Remember, ...
by sardia
Thu May 17, 2018 5:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/trump-undocumented-immigrants-animals.html “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — we’re stopping a lot of them,” Mr. Trump said in the Cabinet Room during an hourlong meeting that reporters were allowed to document. “You wouldn’...
by sardia
Sat May 12, 2018 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lunch reciept Money Laundering?
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Lunch reciept Money Laundering?

Alright, most of the possible crime situations don't make any sense, so I think the cashier is in the clear. They're only guilty of under-reporting income, at worst.
by sardia
Thu May 10, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lunch reciept Money Laundering?
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Lunch reciept Money Laundering?

After paying for lunch, the cashier didn't hand me the reciept, so I snagged it after she left the register. While I was expensing it, I noticed that she had inputted my payment wrong. The bill was for 6.99$, and I paid $10 but she inputted a payment of 40$. I checked my wallet, and she gave me the ...
by sardia
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 8088

Re: Census Dickery

So the 2020 census is going to have a question as to whether or not the person is a citizen, mostly so that illegal immigrants won't answer and thus won't be counted. My question is thus. From a constitutional perspective, not a moral one, should non-legal residents be counted for purposes of deter...
by sardia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CorruptUser wrote:Are they in for profit prison states?

Don't regular prisons also force inmates into "jobs" for 1$ an hour?
by sardia
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

If both are 15, which one is the rapist? Both. Back on topic, Scott Pruit of the EPA is unethical (charges expensive flights on the tax payer's dollar instead of flying commercial), but he does a really good job of gutting the EPA. People aren't sure how much longer he's gonna last. https://www.pol...
by sardia
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4389
Views: 781353

Re: Today I Made:

I would shred the brie rind and use it in a cheese mix for pizza toppings. Of course, I view pizza as a fridge cleaner for whatever bits of meat/veg/cheese I have around. Today I am making: Pizza! crust was made two days ago (sourdough), toppings will likely be roast chicken, bacon, onion, and jala...
by sardia
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Well, they're not always that heavy handed. I mean, look at this one https://www.cbsnews.com/news/voter-fraud-case-tied-to-iowan-woman-voting-for-trump-twice/ Where the offender knew full well that she was breaking the law (claimed that she believed that her first vote would be changed to Hilary). ...
by sardia
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 8088

Re: Census Dickery

Question... Can US Census respondents leave the citizenship question blank? I've read in a few places there's an often cited law that requires responding to the US census [which hasn't been enforced since the 1970s], but I don't see if that includes not responding to parts of the census. The US cen...
by sardia
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

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 ...
by sardia
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

You know it's possible that people think that kind of treatment of black and brown people is already across a line, and just don't support crossing that line for anyone else either. Edit, got ninjad, dam it . The slippery slopers could also be really really ignorant, but it starts to look willfully...
by sardia
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

I would prefer Nazis not spew their garbage in public; and I completely support the right of of people to ignore them or dispute what they have to say; in fact I encourage people to do those things. I also support the right of venues to refuse to allow Nazis to participate, of property owners to re...
by sardia
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285049

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

Is the governor aiding a friend or is it the more typical begging for potential jobs that every politician does?
Edit: begging for jobs is not a good use of tax payers resources.
by sardia
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

Spoilered because this is stupid. I'm talking about suppressing an American's 1st Amendment right to bring unpalatable food to a potluck. Oh, I agree. If you know Chad is only going to disrupt the meal by trying to kill people or make them sick, by all means, don't invite him. He's n...
by sardia
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901014

Re: Police misbehavior thread

https://www.medpagetoday.com/blogs/themethodsman/68745 Interesting study in the annals of internal medicine. the so-called "gun show loophole" dangerous? According to this study appearing in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the answer is yes, if only modestly. Given the limited political a...
by sardia
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901014

Re: Police misbehavior thread

...fill the police force with people who aren't naturally hostile to black people, such as other black people? You'd need to exceed a critical amount or else the black cops just emulate the discriminatory behavior of white cops. * *IIRC it requires like half the force and leadership positions befor...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

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 sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2248820

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

... and they get away with it because to the actual decisions most people make in life, it doesn't matter what shape the earth is. Unless you are a tanker ship captain in the southern hemisphere or a GPS systems designer for example, you can get by believing the earth is banana shaped. Alas, what p...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901014

Re: Police misbehavior thread

This conversation reminds me of an anecdote that I might have already shared upthread: I work from home, and one day I was having a really stressful day at work and screaming about it alone inside my house. A neighbor must've heard that and called the cops, who came by to make sure nobody was getti...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 901014

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Police appear to be MORE panicky than the average civilian. Perhaps it's contagious fire. Cop next to me fire, so I fire too. Everyone pulls the trigger until empty. Wild overkill. Panic alone doesn't explain it, even. Give a bunch of police batons, and you'll end up with instances of six police be...
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285049

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

I'm all for autonomous cars, but Uber is probably not the hill to die on. I'd be much more willing to defend the more reputable car/tech companies. They have higher mileage between accident rates, and don't need to steal engineers to do a worse job.
by sardia
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 464739

Re: Trump presidency

. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/why-republicans-are-favored-in-arizona-and-ohio-special-elections.html More special elections upcoming along with Cooks report of their political tilt. Arizona's is April 24, so we should see how close it'll be. GOP is likely to win this one, but+13 isn't unreachab...
by sardia
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285049

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

ABS is indeed a serious improvement as far as stopping power in bad conditions, but it is true that it can be hard to adjust to, particularly if you don't live in a climate where you regularly have to deal with slick pavement where it activates with some frequency. I actually learned to drive commu...
by sardia
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 15846

Re: Thomas Fire

And yet it doesn't feel safer when a tornado in that area quite literally wipes a city off the map. (Okay, it was a *small* city, but still.) Having lived through a tornado that destroyed a trailer park (I was well away from it, but I was also twelve, so it sure didn't feel safe to me), I can concu...
by sardia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 15846

Re: Thomas Fire

Are you saying you do not plan on moving because you don't think a disaster will happen again and again? (At your location)
by sardia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 15846

Re: Thomas Fire

In fairness to Pfhorrest, it doesn't seem to me that the area is "disaster heavy" - they had a couple bad scenarios back to back. Also, I'm at a loss to think of any place of human habitation which is "disaster-light" - storms and fires can hit just about anywhere. On a differen...
by sardia
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 15846

Re: Thomas Fire

You guys get that in this case I'm not talking about a literal river right? (I mean, there is a literal river into which all this water drains, but nothing's built in its bed even though it's usually completely dry half the year and has barely a creek in it the other half). https://en.wikipedia.org...
by sardia
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

24 white male. No known motive just yet, but I'm willing to bet as to what it was; notoriety. Some people don't want to watch the world burn, they want everyone to know who burnt it. And that isn't candy coated terrorism because? I do understand we should wait to find the rambling diatribe against ...
by sardia
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2248820

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

Show of hands: How many of us only found out that the original book existed because John Oliver parodied it? The original will probably sell many more copies than it otherwise would have, as a result. In part because people disgruntled by the parody will want to show support for the original by buy...
by sardia
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 285049

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

Under 25 reduces risks massively, but the only way to get to zero [pedestrian deaths] is to get rid of cars. Maybe external airbags would help. Depends how far you want to go down the road of spending taxpayer/private money to protect people from their own stupidity. You don't limit yourself to eng...
by sardia
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3975
Views: 510424

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/04/golden-visa-immigration-deal-british-citizenship-home-office For those of you wondering why Britain is soft pedaling the Russia response, the UK has been selling Visas that almost entirely goes to Russian oligarchs, and essentially launders dirty Russi...

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