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by Zohar
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why trust the CDC?
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Re: Why trust the CDC?

Meh? The only reasoning that might work in this case is to show how other countries' medical organizations have similar recommendations and conclusions as the CDC. Maintaining a global conspiracy of that scale, with millions of medical practitioners around the world that could all expose the lies, i...
by Zohar
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6340
Views: 923133

Re: Police misbehavior thread

And they're not even trying to claim they followed proper procedures.
by Zohar
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Board games anyone?
Replies: 914
Views: 211169

Re: Board games anyone?

by Zohar
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531244

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I can imagine people would feel incredibly self conscious about others seeing their condoms, birth control pills, menstrual pads/tampons, etc. It's a pretty shitty idea, and guarantees you're going to have students inventing new ways to avoid this.
by Zohar
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8230
Views: 1269665

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm really sorry to hear that. That's a shitty response. It may change in the future, but it's not your job to help them change their minds. I will say you don't necessarily have to cut ties with your entire family - you can, but if some of them are acting like decent human beings, you can still be ...
by Zohar
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792688

Re: Today I Made:

Okonomiyaki was perhaps my favorite food to discover in Japan and it's really unpopular outside of it. I don't know why...
by Zohar
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4438
Views: 792688

Re: Today I Made:

We had a seder at our place so we made a shitload of food - matzo ball soup, roasted sweet potatoes with chickpeas and a yogurt dressing, charoset, a chocolate mousse cake, and macarons.
by Zohar
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 22987

Re: Black Panther

I agree with most of your points. Regarding the villain's plan... It was already mentioned before that the idea was to have Klaue humiliate T'Challa by escaping him and being brought in by Killmonger. It was part of the destabilizing the regime strategy by showing the new ruler is ineffective. I...
by Zohar
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531244

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I'm with Thesh. I was shocked to find out incarcerated people can't vote. It is just one more facet of the racist disenfranchising of black votes.
by Zohar
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6469
Views: 501958

Re: Trump presidency

Also, none of what we're talking about is hypothetical. People have been injured, murdered, and threatened by these actual real-life people.
by Zohar
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 822787

Re: Most excellent times

Congratulations!! Also, I thought you decided to shave your beard?
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9498

Re: Census Dickery

No.
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6469
Views: 501958

Re: Trump presidency

So you're saying Nazis should be allowed to have a platform.
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9498

Re: Census Dickery

There was a recent-ish episode of This American Life where they talked with scientists from The Urban institute on exactly this. I think they ended up determining an undocumented immigrant with a high school education ends up costing ~$20K throughout their entire life to the country. A citizen with ...
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9498

Re: Census Dickery

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to get from your post, Chen.
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9498

Re: Census Dickery

The main cost involved is public school - they can't collect welfare, social security, SNAP, etc. Communities with immigrants generally have lower crime rates so police cost isn't an issue. In any case, the point remain that an accurate tally is required. If there's a higher cost for infrastructure ...
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6469
Views: 501958

Re: Trump presidency

A boycott's purpose is to protest, and the harm it does (if any) is directed at a corporation. Corporations aren't people, and this is a stupid argument.
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9498

Re: Census Dickery

How do undocumented immigrants pay income tax? Is there a way to pay that without a SIN? Or do companies just withhold taxes as usual, and then its on THEM to pay the government? Cause it seems like they'd just pocket that amount if there was no way of tracking it. Undocumented immigrants with a hi...
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6469
Views: 501958

Re: Trump presidency

All the examples you listed might cause harm as a consequence of the action, but are not the explicit goal of those actions. If I drop a hammer and it happens to hit someone, that's negligence on my part, but not violence. If I throw it at someone purposefully, that's violence. The examples I provid...
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 9498

Re: Census Dickery

The census determines federal funds granted to local towns. It determines voting districts. It determines local programs to help residents. Whether I am a documented or undocumented immigrant, I still pay taxes, I'm still represented by elected officials, and I'm still a person living here. To imply...
by Zohar
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6469
Views: 501958

Re: Trump presidency

Limiting women's rights on their bodies is an act if violence. Limiting people of color's voting rights is an act of violence. Limiting proper representation of the population is an act of violence. Limiting LGBTQ rights is an act of violence. All of this from the party that supposedly hates governm...
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6340
Views: 923133

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the police said that they were glad to have gotten to meet "one of the good people" of their community, which gave me the impression that their day-to-day run-ins must be with people who are a lot more unpleasant to deal with than someone just stressed as hell about their job. Or that the...
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2287512

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

And regarding the parallel rays, using phones it is very easy to confirm with others the rays are pretty much parallel - call a friend in the same longitude but a substantially different latitude then you, you both measure the angle a shadow of a pole makes with the north at the same time.
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6340
Views: 923133

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Apologies, your reply was posted while I was editing a different reply, so there were a few mixed messages there.
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6340
Views: 923133

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The police's moto is literally "to protect and serve". And police in other countries somehow don't have the same murder rates that police in the US have. It is not an obvious necessity of the world that police murder people, and you're treating it like it is.
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14779
Views: 2287512

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

It is enough to just get on a tall building and verify to can see farther off to prove the world is not flat. Maybe it's oblong, maybe it changes from places to place, but it would definitively prove it's not flat.
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1541
Views: 342317

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

VVVVVV is an excellent short platformer with a great soundtrack, very low requirements, and tricky timing, so that may work out well too.
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6340
Views: 923133

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It is supremely easy to get guns in this country - if someone is interested in shooting someone else, the fact their job doesn't give them a gun wouldn't stop them. Also. you don't see firefighters going around axing people but they also have very high suicide in the workplace rates. Besides, if tha...
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1541
Views: 342317

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

You might like Mark of the Ninja - stealth platformer. You can probably get a shitload of JRPGs ports (Final Fantasy 7-9 maybe?). I still love FTL (semi-real time space battles with mostly resource management elements) and the team's new game Into the Breach (tactical grid battle). If you get FTL (y...
by Zohar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 215
Views: 41640

Re: Steven Universe

I saw the episodes yesterday (they were already available online through... means...). They're great! Most of them are pretty "mundane" - talking about day-to-day stuff happening around town, but honestly I missed that a lot. Not a ton of actual plot advancement.
by Zohar
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295282

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

The car was parked while this was happening. McDonald's purposefully heated their beverages as hot as possible since most people apparently got them to drink at work, so they wanted them to be hot enough by the end of the drive. Coffee is often served at around 55 degrees C, as a quick google search...
by Zohar
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295282

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

The coffee thing is actually legitimate and not an example of a client being petty or stupid. The woman was served dangerously hot coffee and suffered 3rd degree burns, had to be hospitalized for eight days, went through skin grafting, lost 20% of her weight (when she was pretty thin already and 79 ...
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295282

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

You may want to, but in the end it makes things safer for people, on average. Studies show it reduces the number of accidents by double-digit percentages ( source 1 has autoplay video and is just about rear breaking , source 2 reviews forward breaking ). The only reason we didn't get this type of sy...
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531244

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The word has not been used in modern times to refer to people from Kush. For one thing, that kingdom hasn't existed for thousands of years. It is just used to refer to anyone who's black.
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 19122

Re: Thomas Fire

CorruptUser wrote:I was out jogging once when out of the blue we got pebble sized hail. Maybe 5 mm across. Fun times...

Like I always say - sports is dangerous to your health.
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295282

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

Radar and visual cameras both use electromagnetic waves, but that's pretty much where the resemblance ends.
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1816
Views: 295282

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

Let me introduce you to my good friend Mr. Radar.
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531244

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It comes from "Kush", an ancient kingdom located in what is today North Sudan. Mentioned in the bible as well. So "kushi" means "a man from Kush". It didn't use to be considered a derogatory term (and apparently was sometimes used for redheads as well), but around the 1...
by Zohar
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4069
Views: 531244

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It is basically the equivalent of the n-word in Hebrew.
by Zohar
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6340
Views: 923133

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on this. If he were new to this thread, he would have had to clarify himself further. He's not new, and therefore he should have known there have definitely been monstrous opinions like this presented here. And by the way, writing "This is a horrible tragedy,...

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