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by Aresen
Yesterday, 23:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3573
Views: 289393

Re: Twitter!

lunchstealer wrote: Yesterday, 22:11 Sound on...



Also this is why we gotta keep letting the ChiComs spy on us with their appspionage.

(hat tip ellie)
That is hilarious.
by Aresen
18 Sep 2020, 20:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2717
Views: 214868

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

I wasn't counting the days until November 3rd. I was counting the days until January 3rd 2021, hoping that RBG would make it until that date and that the Senate would change hands.
by Aresen
18 Sep 2020, 19:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jennifer wrote: 18 Sep 2020, 19:41 Crap. Justice GInsburg is dead. I shudder to think who Trump will pick to replace her.
Fuck. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
by Aresen
17 Sep 2020, 20:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

One of the small joys I am looking forward to - assuming Trump loses * - is rubbing the noses of the MAGAs in their own shit. What would you rub their faces in and what would make you think they would feel shame about it? Nothing more than their own boasting about how Trump will win in 2020 by a la...
by Aresen
17 Sep 2020, 19:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

One of the small joys I am looking forward to - assuming Trump loses* - is rubbing the noses of the MAGAs in their own shit.

*Trump winning would be one more thing to make 2020 a completely crap year.
by Aresen
17 Sep 2020, 17:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2445

Re: Fire

Hey, Jake! What happened? I've been monitoring the AQI for Cottage Grove. You were down 56 this morning and now you're back up at 185!

Link: https://waqi.info/#/c/44.546/-122.037/8.3z
by Aresen
17 Sep 2020, 17:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

And polling accuracy was better in 2018, and I can't imagine that trend changes for 2020. 1) Nate Silver has repeatedly pointed out that the National Polling averages were very close to what the actual popular vote came out in 2016. The devil was in the smaller samples for individual states. Even a...
by Aresen
17 Sep 2020, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

So far, the polls are similar enough to 2016 that I don’t see any reason to think it’ll break for Biden. What makes you think the pollsters are using the same methodology as 2016? Yeah, there are a number of reasons to think that the 2020 polling is less skewed than the 2016 polling. Better methodo...
by Aresen
17 Sep 2020, 14:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm slightly more optimistic about the vote totals when all is done. What I'm worried about is the election night vote totals. If he declares victory, and then Fox News mislabels the subsequent completion of the tally as "recounts" and Barr claims that the "recounts" have "unsettled legal questions...
by Aresen
16 Sep 2020, 23:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 497
Views: 25364

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Is that map normalized to population, i.e. are those total cases or cases per 10,000 residents or something like that? I think it is just the raw numbers, based on the CDC figures I checked #of new cases last 7 days (Sept 15, 2020): California - New 22,101 Total cases 760,013 Florida - New 18,171 T...
by Aresen
16 Sep 2020, 22:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 497
Views: 25364

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Number 6 wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 22:19 And Missouri.
Sorry. My eyes flew over it. ;)
by Aresen
16 Sep 2020, 21:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 497
Views: 25364

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Jennifer wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 21:39 Trump says that if you take the blue states out of the equation, the US is doing very well with its covid response.

"Florida, Texas and Georgia have entered the chat"

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by Aresen
16 Sep 2020, 21:25
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Bolton Witch Hunt
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Bolton Witch Hunt

by Aresen
15 Sep 2020, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2445

Re: Fire

Jake wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 13:57 Cottage Grove is down to AQI 265! I'm so excited!
It's 226 at the monitoring station 4 blocks from where I live. Blech.
by Aresen
15 Sep 2020, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Warren, perhaps you see Biden* and Trump as equally bad. I don't and neither do many of the rest of us. I dislike Biden and think he will do many bad things, but Trump has been much worse IMHO. That was the point of the Heinlein quote I gave above. At this time, I think it is more important to be ri...
by Aresen
14 Sep 2020, 23:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center I'm just waiting for that story to fall apart, because it has to, right? I mean, that's so completely horrible that it has to be something someone made up, right? Amen. I am really...
by Aresen
14 Sep 2020, 19:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Possible more disturbing than his third term commentary is his insistence that the only way he can lose is if the Democrats cheat. I do fear he will NOT accept the results of an election where he loses. That may be his most poisonous legacy of all - seeding distrust in the integrity of the election.
by Aresen
13 Sep 2020, 00:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I guess I should put my cards on the table ... I want him gone because of the oversight issues. You can defy and ignore congressional subpoenas as well as judicial orders. You can lie to everyone including judges and inspectors. You can involve foreign powers overtly now. It's all good so long as y...
by Aresen
12 Sep 2020, 23:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

His superpower is he says so many stupid things and tries to do so many awful things that you literally cant keep it all straight. I've noticed that. Trump does something outrageously awful every few days. Nobody gets the time to digest the awfulness of what he's done and air it out thoroughly befo...
by Aresen
12 Sep 2020, 21:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2445

Re: Fire

Jake wrote: 12 Sep 2020, 20:35 For a while on Thursday night, Cottage Grove had the dubious distinction of having the worst air quality of any location on the entire planet, at AQI 807.
Good FSM! That is horrible. Take care of yourself & your family!
by Aresen
12 Sep 2020, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2445

Re: Fire

There are no fires on Vancouver Island at this time. Right now, my only problem in Victoria is the smog from the fires in Washington. The air quality index is around 200 here. I will not ride my horse in these conditions (their lungs are very sensitive) and the smell of smoke is making him extremely...
by Aresen
12 Sep 2020, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 583
Views: 78026

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

The Bielefeld Conspiracy:

htt
ps://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=XvHcZciihJw

The wikipedia summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy
by Aresen
11 Sep 2020, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78761

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Shem, So what then exactly. You saying I vote Biden and you vote Jojo? I gotta live with that you know. That's right. The LP gets the vote to get closer to 5% nationwide, and the swing state vote goes to the guy who can beat Trump. Win-Win. Isn't vote swapping illegal? Illicit commerce is very libe...
by Aresen
11 Sep 2020, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 357
Views: 40777

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

I gotta admit, I kinda like Trump/Jared's approach of piecemeal normalization of relations between Israel and various other players in the ME. I'm not 100% sure whether its a real thing, or other leaders pulling the wool over the Trump Administration's eyes. Hopefully Hunter Biden keeps it going co...
by Aresen
11 Sep 2020, 10:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2445

Re: Fire

We're getting smoke from Washington in Victoria this week. The air quality index is in the 'Very High Risk' zone.