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by Aresen
Yesterday, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438906

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I don't know what first amendment exemption applies to things like that, though whatever it is, I hope it wouldn't stretch so far as to allow a law like this to pass.(Insert disclaimer about how I think it would be a good idea, but don't think it should be enforced by law.) ‽‽‽‽‽‽‽ Huh? Why would y...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438906

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think t...
by Aresen
25 Feb 2021, 21:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3794

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

Wasn't Trump the one who was going to start a war with Iran? U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were in retaliation for a rock...
by Aresen
24 Feb 2021, 19:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130819

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I suspect the north v. south covid dichotomy is due to the same reason European diseases wrecked American Indian populations far worse than American Indian diseases wrecked Europeans (yeah, syphilis was nasty back in the day, but it never did and never could result in Captain Trips-level population...
by Aresen
23 Feb 2021, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274156

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

nicole wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 14:15 Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Another on the list of 'those I thought died long ago.'

I remember being required to read "A Coney Island of the Mind." I don't remember a damn thing about it except being bored.
by Aresen
23 Feb 2021, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 138
Views: 3794

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

thoreau wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 14:41
Eric the .5b wrote: 23 Feb 2021, 14:10 This merits distrustful watching, but it looks like an improvement to me.
That's fair.
I suppose the First Circle of Hell is preferable to the Ninth Circle.
by Aresen
22 Feb 2021, 16:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705749

Re: Petty annoyances

My issue is ready to transfer to the "good things" thread. I walked into the office, paperwork in hand, and was quickly taken into the billing office. She already had checked my account, remembered speaking to me, and apologized for everything. After a few hours, she sent me a zero balance due rece...
by Aresen
22 Feb 2021, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1051
Views: 112915

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Warren wrote: 22 Feb 2021, 10:59 For the unjabbed
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Don't remind me. Canada has been way behind other G7 nations in COVID vaccination, primarily due to supply problems. The earliest I can get it is April if they get a shipment.
by Aresen
21 Feb 2021, 10:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705749

Re: Petty annoyances

Welp...they billed me for the redo. Now they want $1165 from me. And they applied my payment of $265 to this bill instead of the one they sent to collections. To top it all off, my insurance EOB says I only owe $325, even if I were going to pay it. So...what type of lawyer am I looking for? Malprac...
by Aresen
18 Feb 2021, 15:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 133
Views: 61662

Re: Small joys and random good things

Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:54
Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:42 I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
Parachute deployed. Heat sheild separated. 9.5 km to mars surface
Touchdown!
by Aresen
18 Feb 2021, 15:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 133
Views: 61662

Re: Small joys and random good things

Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:42 I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
Parachute deployed. Heat sheild separated. 9.5 km to mars surface
by Aresen
18 Feb 2021, 15:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 133
Views: 61662

Re: Small joys and random good things

I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
by Aresen
18 Feb 2021, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2073
Views: 231710

Re: Towing the Lion

From a thread about Johannes Kepler:
Plutonic solids to be more exact he thought that geometry was part of the solar system and there were 5 astronomical bodies discovered at that time so he thought that the 5 plutonic solids would match up.
by Aresen
17 Feb 2021, 22:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529426

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Everything was way more expensive back then. Remember my " historically rich " game? I still play it, almost unconsciously/automatically, anytime I read any well-done, well-detailed piece of historical fiction or non-fiction. I've been trying to make a modern price comparison of sorts -- I've been ...
by Aresen
17 Feb 2021, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1268
Views: 136852

Re: Putin on the Writs

Putin says Russia needs to safeguard parliamentary elections from foreign meddling

Well, Russia probably knows more about the risks than any other country.
by Aresen
17 Feb 2021, 12:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274156

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

nicole wrote: 17 Feb 2021, 12:31Rush Limbaugh
Oh. This is me caring.





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by Aresen
16 Feb 2021, 16:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

All of you suffering from the mid-continent cold snap have my sympathies. Cold is very hard to handle, especially when you are not used to it. Wishing you all the best.

The only advice I can offer is: Multiple thin layers of clothing keeps you warmer than a single thick layer.
by Aresen
15 Feb 2021, 11:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107557

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

So, the German muckity-mucks wore steampunk helmets. Interesting. Pickelhaube is the term you want to Google here. They ranged from fairly simple 'army helmet with a spike' to seriously Flash-Gordon-looking things. Fun fact: the US Army dress uniform in the late 1900s included a pickelhaube, as doe...
by Aresen
15 Feb 2021, 11:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529426

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo wrote: 15 Feb 2021, 07:23 I just drove by a giant gold ox. I think I passed out and ended up in the Bible
Well, did you stop and worship it?
by Aresen
14 Feb 2021, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Victoria had a snowstorm (~15 cm) yesterday, so naturally the city is paralyzed.* It's still falling, but supposed to turn to rain in the next 24 hours, making a nice slushy mess. I've shovelled the walk three times already, but am not going to drive anywheres until the streets are in better shape. ...
by Aresen
14 Feb 2021, 11:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529426

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Number 6 wrote: 14 Feb 2021, 11:05 In the nuclear era, the CiC role, specifically, the ability to launch a quick strike, is one of the key responsibilities of POTUS. How would that work in this system?
In the United Kingdom, that factually lies with the Prime Minister as well as the Letters of Last Resort.
by Aresen
13 Feb 2021, 11:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6186
Views: 466245

Re: Light laffs

dbcooper wrote: 13 Feb 2021, 04:21
Present Hollywood requires that role be fulfilled by a F to M trans person who identifies as a pony.
by Aresen
12 Feb 2021, 00:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107557

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Rachel wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 00:02 My co-worker accused me of being "fancy" today (on Zoom) because I was wearing a cardigan.
I always change out of my sweats for a zoom call.
by Aresen
11 Feb 2021, 22:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705749

Re: Petty annoyances

Enraged and need to vent! These fuckers had the nerve to send me to collections and there will be hell to pay. Of course I didn't open the mail until the office was closed. I had an upper GI and colonoscopy last year, paying about $4k out of pocket. Problem wasn't resolved so they wanted to do a ca...
by Aresen
11 Feb 2021, 11:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 283
Views: 36944

Re: PS 411

Warren wrote: 11 Feb 2021, 10:51
Kolohe wrote: 11 Feb 2021, 10:15 I know who she is, but tbf ‘London Breed’ does sound like a UK skinhead football hooligan gang.
That. Or some kind of roast.
My thoughts turned to the American Kennel Club.