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by ivnja
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Not sure about the "champ" thing, in the US I heard a cis woman being called champ (for not complaining about an unavoidable unpleasant situation ... kind of fits with dentistry) Outside of the context of referring to someone who is actually the reigning champion of something significant*...
by ivnja
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357947

Re: The Darker Side of the News

ucim wrote:texting is m*stard

Is this OTT slang for something?
by ivnja
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13534

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Specifically, as a member of the State University System of Florida, it is itself a state entity and as such is not allowed to discriminate against speech except in very limited circumstances (which is how they prevented Spencer from coming directly after Charlottesville).
by ivnja
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13534

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

This fits in here, I think:

Florida governor Rick Scott declares state of emergency ahead of Richard Spencer speech at UF Gainesville. The university doesn't want him there and its president has said that he should be shunned, but they can't legally prevent him from speaking.

Edit: it's -> its
by ivnja
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 27222

Re: News in brief

the second-largest referendum victory in state history the referendum only passed 52-48 Has Maine had, like, two referendums in its history? That's pretty disingenuous reporting to write it that way. It could be by raw voter numbers. Without tracking down their sources I don't know. I'm pretty conf...
by ivnja
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888787

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

anti-white nationalist rally I've never been satisfied with the way the English language handles prefixes before phrases. "White nationalist" is, despite being two words, a single inseparable thing. Is an anti-white nationalist rally a rally against white nationalists, or a rally put on b...
by ivnja
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 176
Views: 27222

Re: News in brief

The way our state constitution is written ("something something something plurality of the votes cast"), RCV technically doesn't fly for the races for the governorship or either house of the state legislature, I believe. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court made an advisory ruling about that b...
by ivnja
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Re: Trump presidency

From the "oh, what a surprise" files, Trump proves once again that he's a stupid, hypocritical bastard, this time about respecting the flag and the military.
by ivnja
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)
Replies: 25
Views: 3188

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

SecondTalon wrote:I can be reached by my profile, technically.

How? I just logged out to check, and as far as I could tell any actions involving your profile (including just viewing it) required logging back in.
by ivnja
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Re: Trump presidency

In UK gov we regard Tillerson and Mattis as a ‘sanity shield’, filtering the worst of the stupidity shitstorm coming from the manchild before it does serious damage. So does the Chairman of the Senate Commitfee on Foreign Relations (Sen. Corker, R-TN). I hadnt watched Sarah Huckabee Sanders actuall...
by ivnja
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:55 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)
Replies: 25
Views: 3188

Re: Help with some friends trying to join the site (no reply to their signups)

I've noticed that Amrock has been our latest new member for quite a while now (Sept. 1) - bumping this thread in case there's another backlog of sign ups without friends on the inside to ask for them.
by ivnja
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 156
Views: 21239

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

So, the news agencies have retracted their Tom Petty obits - or, to adapt the old Mark Twain (mis)quote, reports of his death have been at least a little bit exaggerated. I'm still braced for the worst, but I hope he pulls through.
by ivnja
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 156
Views: 21239

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

There have been a couple big names over the past week or so, Monty Hall (96) for one, but seeing Tom Petty go really feels weird. Only 66.
by ivnja
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3124
Views: 357947

Re: The Darker Side of the News

CorruptUser wrote:Deadliest mass shooting in US history. Wonderful way to wake up in the morning, that </snark>.

I woke up to 20+ dead / 100+ wounded, and Now I go on break at work to see 50+/400+. Having some trouble wrapping my mind around it.
by ivnja
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2096
Views: 266371

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

I just saw that Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have gotten engaged. I haven't read the books or watched the show, but I've picked up bits of the plot and characters through pop-cultural osmosis. So correct me if I've got this wrong, but when I saw the news I couldn't help but think...lucky bastard.
by ivnja
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 15609

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

How do you add attachments to a post? With the Attachments tab directly below the "Post a reply" box* that you type your post into. Hitting Place Inline, which shows up after you've uploaded the attachment, will let you put images in the body of your post (like the graphs in my previous p...
by ivnja
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13534

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

This is why the US' constitutional fetishism is so dangerous. ...but the point of free speech isn't free speech. It's limiting the powers of government over its subjects. Letting government decide what you can and cannot say is a very dangerous direction to go in. If you decide to go in that direct...
by ivnja
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13534

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

The constitution absolutely is and should be mutable but the US school system gives people an almost idolatrist view of it that is profoundly dangerous One thing to remember when talking about education in the US is that "the US school system" is a misnomer. Each state sets its own standa...
by ivnja
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah, our (Maine) governor is on the cases of both Sen. King (independent but caucuses with Democrats, basically a certain no vote) and potential swing vote Collins (who, last I heard, was leaning no) to vote yes, saying that Maine was going to get something like 44% more federal money out of this d...
by ivnja
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 13535

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Yeah, the Sky train and everything behind it is definitely a steep disadvantage for any other GC rider to overcome if they want to win a major tour that Sky is genuinely contesting. The team leader still has to be a pretty special rider to consistently finish it off, but you're right that Sky does h...
by ivnja
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 13535

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

I just saw video of this amazingly unlucky crash one of the riders from the AG2R developmental squad Chambéry CF had in the Tour de Moselle a little over a week ago. Hit a bump on a raised pedestrian crossing during an ITT and his aero bars popped off. His front tire also popped as he skidded, altho...
by ivnja
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Ginger wrote:It's taken several months. If I can't get things straightened around with my current doctor in the next month or two I'm looking for a new hormones doctor.

Yeah, it's sounded from your last couple posts like your current endocrinologist is at best not on the same page with you.
by ivnja
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Re: Trump presidency

New York Times: Trump Confirms Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’ That headline only tells part of the story (the article itself is better), but Trump had a working dinner at the White House last night with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and apparently the two sides have c...
by ivnja
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 8965

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

gmalivuk wrote:Also points for being from Michigan

This part I'm so definitely for. Students shouldn't get beaten out for their own state universities by academically equivalent out-of-staters, even if it does get the school more tuition money.
by ivnja
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition
Replies: 177
Views: 8965

Re: Let's talk about race, 2017 edition

Are legacy admissions a thing at public universities? I don't recall whether there was a question about that on the application for the state university I graduated from. From a legal/"should the schools be compelled to stop" standpoint, I support private colleges and universities being al...
by ivnja
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How would you change the U.S. tax system?
Replies: 197
Views: 15609

Re: How would you change the U.S. tax system?

I don't have a function, but I do have a pretty(?) chart and the spreadsheet I used to create it to illustrate the current state of affairs for federal income tax rates in the US*. I used the tax bracket data I found here , specifically the rates for single filing: 2017 Brackets.PNG In the attached ...
by ivnja
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6368372

Re: Thoughts for ships

That idea with the ties is so wonderful, and I love this part: It was acknowledgment of the fact that Jesse had absolutely loved Christmas, and that Christmas isn't going to be the same without Jesse's enthusiastic celebration of it...but now his friends will be taking up that mantle. The two most r...
by ivnja
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 398
Views: 13534

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

I've never seen anyone try to censor (with either legal or vigilante violence) people for just being assholes, though Westboro Baptist are the group that immediately spring to mind. They were the ultimate assholes, yelling at parents and families that their dead kids were going to Hell while they w...
by ivnja
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888787

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

That's a really interesting article, and a hell of a quote
by ivnja
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I'm in Seattle. I ended up sleeping on the street. May get kicked out of the shelter program due to complications, we'll see. How are you doing tonight? I know this must be an immensely stressful time. Any luck with getting things worked out with either shelter? Surprisingly, things are fin...
by ivnja
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Trump presidency (and occasionally NULLexclamationpointexclamationpoint)

North Korea has conducted a major Nuclear Test. Their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United States..... ..North Korea is a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to China, which is trying to help but with little success. Almost a (non-Trum...
by ivnja
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks
Replies: 30
Views: 3289

Re: Possible "Spot it!"-like decks

This is a picture of the game cards in questions, which could be found by following the link in the opening post:
Spoiler:
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by ivnja
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:Surprisingly, things are fine at the shelter I'm staying at. I just need to make sure they remain that way.

That's wonderful!
by ivnja
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Dr34m(4+(h3r wrote:I'm in Seattle. I ended up sleeping on the street. May get kicked out of the shelter program due to complications, we'll see.

How are you doing tonight? I know this must be an immensely stressful time. Any luck with getting things worked out with either shelter?
by ivnja
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Sorry to hear that :/ What part of the world are you in these days? We've just gotten our first autumn cool snap here this week. Good riding weather, but it does require a little more bundling.
by ivnja
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8208
Views: 1081975

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Hey, I'd actually been wondering recently how you've been doing. I don't know if we've ever directly interacted in the many years we've both been on here, but you've always provided interesting perspectives that are worth reading. I'm really sorry to hear that life has been shitting on you (or, more...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Re: Trump presidency

I missed this earlier today, but SecDef Mattis also clearly contradicted Trump's most recent inflammatory tweet about North Korea ("The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!"), saying that the US is "never out o...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3417
Views: 208094

Re: Trump presidency

But while we do want them to be able to quell a riot, we don't want them to be able to crush a political rally. Perhaps I'm missing where you're going, but having the tools to do the one - and I don't even mean tanks - will by necessity give them the tools to do the other, at least for equivalently...
by ivnja
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13989
Views: 1888787

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

How do you quote a [sic] so that it's clear you didn't add it? A flood has destroyed the home of a Christian lobbyist who preached that God sends natural disasters to punish gays. President of the controversial Christian group Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, described a deluge of “near bibli...

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