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by Shem
Yesterday, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

thoreau wrote: Yesterday, 14:46(This person is also actively trying to escalate conflicts with their students. But none dare suggest talking to a mental health professional.)
Do you not have an HR department? Because that's the sort of thing an HR department should be dealing with.
by Shem
12 May 2021, 14:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: In the Not Too Distant Future...
Replies: 124
Views: 19154

Re: In the Not Too Distant Future...

They hit all their goals, so it looks like 13 new episodes, 24 shorts, and a live show. Pretty excited.
by Shem
11 May 2021, 12:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 245
Views: 27669

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

And the gender ratio for under-15s is something like 120/100 skewed toward men. India is actually worse. They're so screwed, it's going to take at least 4.8 years for light from anywhere not-screwed to reach them.
by Shem
09 May 2021, 20:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62030

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Dunno, still think Holmes is wrong. When she got nailed, she did the Smart Criminal thing and shut up. Being Trump is about more than just doing stupid, white collar criminal shit; it's doing it because you need to feed a bottomless pit within your soul. Her MO suggests it was about money and power....
by Shem
09 May 2021, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62030

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Trump and Musk are both narcissistic gasbags chasing the limelight to ease crippling psychological issues. Holmes was just a criminal.
by Shem
09 May 2021, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62030

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Elon Musk is Gen-X's answer to Donald Trump.
by Shem
07 May 2021, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 85708

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Firing squad is actually probably more humane than lethal injection. It's at least instant, as opposed to "minutes to hours of blood boiling pain for the sake of making it look peaceful." If they wanted a humane method without the mess, they would have gone with a massive overdose of fentanyl. I th...
by Shem
07 May 2021, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 85708

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Firing squad is actually probably more humane than lethal injection. It's at least instant, as opposed to "minutes to hours of blood boiling pain for the sake of making it look peaceful." Honestly, if I were going to be executed, I'd prefer firing squad or hanging. They're not pretty, but they're a...
by Shem
07 May 2021, 12:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 85708

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Firing squad is actually probably more humane than lethal injection. It's at least instant, as opposed to "minutes to hours of blood boiling pain for the sake of making it look peaceful."
by Shem
07 May 2021, 01:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116229

Re: Random covid-19 observations

A common criticism of Ayn Rand is how unrealistic her characters are, so it seems funny to me when people are now attacking Pfizer, Moderna and J&J for making profits on the vaccines the public was begging those companies to produce just a few months ago. Biden, AOC, Warren and the rest of the blue...
by Shem
06 May 2021, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53658

Re: Infrastructure

thoreau wrote: 06 May 2021, 15:05 Regarding buses, I hear ya, they should be cool, but they aren't. And user experience matters. It's only viable if the users actually might use it.
Oh absolutely. As long as the bus is something for The Poors, it's going nowhere.
by Shem
06 May 2021, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53658

Re: Infrastructure

Highway wrote: 06 May 2021, 14:17 (even air travel with climate change externalities priced back in, which they should be).
A-fucking-men.

It's unfortunate buses are so uncool, because they really are the best alternative for a lot of these issues.
by Shem
05 May 2021, 23:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53658

Re: Infrastructure

Article makes some good arguments as to why trains are a terrible idea and we should focus on other methods (especially more and better roads), but this The differences in infrastructure requirements explain why air travel costs so much less than rail travel. Is incomprehensible coming from Cato. Fe...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 22:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

Warren made a comment about some supposed "good old days," when people had some kind of marketplace of ideas where everyone was heard and considered. But even then, the stuff people are worrying about here was still everywhere. It was just something polite people pretended not to see when it was ex...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 18:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

Eric the .5b wrote: 05 May 2021, 17:37 Why restate the srgument you supposedly aren't making?
I forgot you have a Pepe Silvia board you use to figure out what I'm really saying.
by Shem
05 May 2021, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8399
Views: 643535

Re: Orange is the new President

I have a Lyndon LaRouche book on my shelf. It's Children of Satan , with Dick Cheney on the cover, Does the book identify Dick Cheney as one of the spawn of satan, or is Cheney endorsing Larouche? The former. Also, part 3 of the book is called The Sexual Congress of Cultural Fascism . It's like try...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

FIFY No, the Big Ducky had it right. We use to have an intellectual class that participated in the marketplace of ideas. What's left of that, has been driven to the shadows and corners. I know when I hear "marketplace of ideas," the first era I think of is the one that had literal blacklists of peo...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of i...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 13:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8399
Views: 643535

Re: Orange is the new President

I have a Lyndon LaRouche book on my shelf. It's Children of Satan , with Dick Cheney on the cover, and even though what's inside is brain-melting garbage, it's so incomprehensibly idiotic that it's like slapstick comedy. Point is, you can never really assume the reasons why someone owns the things t...
by Shem
05 May 2021, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

It's abundantly clear that yelling (or clutching your pearls or clicking your tongue) at people showing vaccine hesitancy about how stupid or ignorant they are does not do anything except harden their opinion against getting the vaccines. It's really something that people should be backing off of i...
by Shem
03 May 2021, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1747
Views: 136859

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

Case in point. In the central city of Bhopal, some crematoriums have increased their capacity from dozens of pyres to more than 50. Yet there are still hours-long waits. At the city’s Bhadbhada Vishram Ghat crematorium, workers said they cremated more than 110 people on Saturday, even as government...
by Shem
02 May 2021, 11:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1521
Views: 167164

Re: Star Trek Wankery

I've always been less interested in Starfleet clothes, and more interested in how everyone's "casual clothes" make them look like a 1930s era clerk whose life hit the skids.
by Shem
28 Apr 2021, 21:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1521
Views: 167164

Re: Star Trek Wankery

The correct answer is "why would I do anything; I still have primary shields." How many starfighters even have primary shield generators, much less auxiliaries? I mean the TIE defender was a big deal because it had shields. The X-Wing had shields. I think the Gunstar did, too. Standard for protagoni...
by Shem
27 Apr 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7441
Views: 444359

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

COMPROMISE: We still have the holiday, but it's renamed "Loser Memorial Day."