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by Yablo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

The choices are not "detain babies in cages" and "let everyone in with no procedure or paperwork of any kind. No. The choices are "let everyone in without paperwork of any kind" or "detain those who have improper paperwork or none at all." If we don't want a compl...
by Yablo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

yes, a temporary, planned visit to a country where you have a defined length of stay and are heading home to the country you feel safe returning to at the end is completely comparable to living in a place where you actively fear for your life and do not have a ready and viable place to leave to, yo...
by Yablo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

Anyone taking children through the desert and/or any other dangerous situation with the intention of circumventing U.S. immigration law is not seeking asylum, and they do not have the children's best interests at heart. [citation needed] I suppose it's possible someone putting children through an u...
by Yablo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

So yes, it's a massive and deliberate change of policy by the Trump administration that caused this crisis, and it was intentionally cruel. It was intentional, but it wasn't intentionally cruel. If we don't enforce the laws, they get exploited. The parents, guardians, or other adults exploiting U.S...
by Yablo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

How much do you make per hour at your regular job? A friend of mine just bought an electric broom style vacuum cleaner for $25. She says it works just as well as the expensive one it replaced.... That is often my experience. I win! I fixed it! It works again! And I saved ... um ... :( Of course it'...
by Yablo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

Grandmother kills rabid bobcat with bare hands. “It caught me slightly on my face, but I got him before he could do much damage there,” she said. “I took it straight to the ground and started inching my hands up to its throat." This could easily have ended up in the Darker Side thread if the w...
by Yablo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44806

Re: News in brief

Zamfir wrote:Those are the 1 GP gems that Level 1 adventurers find when they slay a Minor Kobold

Yeah, but if a Level 1 Cleric steps outside one morning and finds a volcano deposited at least 1,500 of them in the yard, he's now a Level 2 Cleric.
by Yablo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: News in brief
Replies: 223
Views: 44806

Re: News in brief

OIG report is released. Nothing really "bombshell" in it if you ask me. Basically everything we already know. https://www.justice.gov/file/1071991/download Well, one thing we didn't know until now was that whoever did the graphic for Attachment H was either a different person than the one...
by Yablo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98393

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

Please tell me it has a lot more variety and I'm wrong. I also heard about how the kill-command-whatever thing works, and I'm sure that sort of snowball mechanic definitely helps with the problem I'm seeing, but, eh... Like bandaging a laceration and broken bone. You're just going to have to cut it...
by Yablo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 130
Views: 46406

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

The Bedford Project – Session 4, Part 2 Dempsey fired two rounds, and almost immediately, half of the back of Dunn's head exploded like an egg with a spongy black yolk. The agents froze momentarily. Two rounds from Dempsey’s gun should have killed Dunn, but they shouldn’t have caused his head to ex...
by Yablo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 130
Views: 46406

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

The Bedford Project – Session 4, Part 1 As the agents regained their senses and rose to their feet, it was Atwood who broke the silence. “The hell was that? A meteor?” Dempsey was staring wide-eyed with a grin. At times like this, when he was truly and entirely enthralled, his accent could become h...
by Yablo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 130
Views: 46406

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

It's the end of the fiscal year here in Alaska, and that means as a governmental accountant, it's by far the busiest time of the year for me. Add to that the fact that my step-kids are visiting for the summer, and it adds up to almost no free time for me. That alone should be enough of an excuse for...
by Yablo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

I always hated the ending of War of the Worlds. It was far too sudden and realistic. It's a great story, but it's definitely one of his weaker ones.
by Yablo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Gaming fleeting thoughts
Replies: 665
Views: 98393

Re: Gaming fleeting thoughts

I haven't had a chance to check out the second one yet, but the first Pillars of Eternity was great (I've been playing too much Battletech in the few free summer moments I have). If the new one is even a little better, it's totally worth getting.
by Yablo
Wed May 23, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2616
Views: 148139

Re: One Letter Word Game

manas
by Yablo
Tue May 22, 2018 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

Democrats? Brown people? The point is that justice should be apolitical. Jose Justice should be apolitical. My point was that a presidential candidate runs on a platform giving promises like tougher penalties for violent crimes or securities fraud, and if he or she is elected, those promises need t...
by Yablo
Tue May 22, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

It's not the President's job to micromanage the Department of Justice, but it is the job of the person he appoints and Congress confirms. While the President can't (or at least shouldn't) tell the Attorney General not to go after certain individuals or not to prosecute certain crimes, he is perfectl...
by Yablo
Tue May 22, 2018 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

Proud mom left humiliated after Publix censors her son's 'Summa Cum Laude' graduation cake for profanity. My mother had no idea what that was! I think me having to explain it to her was the worst part!! I would have just told her the --- was Morse Code. ... and also ... Power outage and zombie aler...
by Yablo
Mon May 21, 2018 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2616
Views: 148139

Re: One Letter Word Game

radish
by Yablo
Fri May 18, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

Yeah, no objection to the name at all, though I do think changing a kid's name when he's 5 is a bit rough. My son will be 3 in a few weeks, and there's already no way he'd go for a name change. TBH I was just making a pun. Yeah. I caught it after I posted. I've put a lot of effort into training mys...
by Yablo
Fri May 18, 2018 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

Woman gets tattoo of son's name, tattoo has a typo so she changes her child's name to match the tattoo Guess it's pragmatic! She called him Kelvin? I see absolutely zero problems with that. Yeah, no objection to the name at all, though I do think changing a kid's name when he's 5 is a bit rough. My...
by Yablo
Thu May 17, 2018 9:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

elasto wrote:Guess it's pragmatic!

Definitely, and I guess Kelvin isn't such a bad name to have. I mean, it could have been Melvin or Kefin (no offense to any Melvins or Kefins here). It reminds me of how Oprah's name was Orpah, but no one pronounced it correctly.
by Yablo
Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491830

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Yeah. Political economics is funny. The more politicians there are, the less influence any given one can be expected to have. That should drive the price down, but the fact they got elected seems to go to their heads. They get a vastly inflated sense of their value.
by Yablo
Wed May 16, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1994: "Repairs"
Replies: 29
Views: 4206

Re: 1994: "Repairs"

This comic mirrors an incident I had with my vacuum cleaner just last week. My wife likes to tell me I'm not handy, and she laughs anytime I say I can fix something. Well, guess what ... 5 hours later (and it really was 5 hours later), and we don't have to buy a new vacuum! And damned if I didn't fe...
by Yablo
Tue May 15, 2018 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491830

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thank you, Yablo. Working poor all over the nation won't know what you have done. You will know. I will know. Thank you and all the other gentle and understanding Civic Minded folk out there. Who Knows? Your voice might be The Voice that makes a difference. Like in 'Horton Hears a Who' . Do you rea...
by Yablo
Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491830

Re: The Darker Side of the News

You can let your Congress People know what you want them to do. They will hear it. They might even act on what they hear from you. Like the man said, "What have you got to Lose." There are many that will lose a lot! If working people can not use ChildCare Expenses to balance their budgets...
by Yablo
Tue May 15, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491830

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Everyone else...Say SomeThing! to your Congress Person! I live in Alaska. My Congress People won't listen anyway. I completely support welfare and government assistance reform, but the reform needed is closer monitoring and elimination of fraud. Working should be encouraged and facilitated, but it ...
by Yablo
Tue May 15, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

Barack Obama signed the deal as the president of the US, not a private citizan. And Trump is breaking it as the president, not as a private citizen. If I negotiate a deal with someone about contract work, and then they leave their post and the new person in the job terminates the contract, I am not...
by Yablo
Mon May 14, 2018 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

...which is why Obama screwed the pooch by circumventing the constitution in having a "treaty" not ratified by congress. Do you 'screw the pooch' when you promise your mate you'll paint his house if he paints yours without the matter being signed and witnessed by a lawyer? Yes, your word ...
by Yablo
Wed May 09, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

What is your opinion of leaving the JCPOA? I think it was a poorly designed and implemented deal, and as it stands now, the U.S. should have no part of it, but I think backing out of it completely is a mistake unless it leads to the design and implementation of a better deal (which is far from a gi...
by Yablo
Wed May 09, 2018 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6019
Views: 436660

Re: Trump presidency

Can we just impeach already? Not unless the House of Representatives can be convinced to do it, and that won't happen before the midterm elections. If the Republicans retain their majority in the House, it won't happen after the elections either. Not that it matters much. Even if the House votes to...
by Yablo
Tue May 08, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

While I don’t know what Turkish meatballs are like, I’m sure the sweedes have done something special and unique to them. I'd say selling them in a furniture store counts as innovation. Don't choose an electric fence. With the popularity of all the ill-advised <Insert Word or Phrase Here> Challenges...
by Yablo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

Soupspoon wrote:Humorous news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44005284

(I got 9/10, rather proudly, only failing with the baltic states question where I dithered the wrong way between the right answer and the one I chose.)


I got the same result for the same reason.
by Yablo
Wed May 02, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Great Quotes From the Wrong People
Replies: 62
Views: 7235

Re: Great Quotes From the Wrong People

Leonardo da Vinci: "I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains." Lorenzo de' Medici: "You're that smart?" da Vinci: "Let me put it this way — have you ever heard of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?" de' Medici: "Yes?" da Vinci: "Mor...
by Yablo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)
Replies: 130
Views: 46406

Re: Delta Green - All Part of the Job (Call of Cthulhu AP)

The Bedford Project – Session 3 The shower didn’t do much to calm his nerves, and so Atwood maintained a careful watch out the window through a crack between the curtains. Every so often, he shot a disapproving frown toward the phone. It was about 7:30 PM when he saw the large black man, Kellan Dun...
by Yablo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word disassociation
Replies: 127
Views: 16455

Re: Word disassociation

antelope
by Yablo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: One Letter Word Game
Replies: 2616
Views: 148139

Re: One Letter Word Game

faires
by Yablo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

ColletArrow wrote:
Nottingham mum 'goes bananas' over Asda's £930 bill

Bobbie Gordon, from Sherwood in Nottingham, said she was shocked to be billed £930.11 for the piece of fruit - instead of 11p.

Where's Robin Hood when you need him?
by Yablo
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

I wonder if Mauritania or Mauritius will follow eSwatini and eSwitzini's lead. Or maybe Niger and Nigeria, or Libya and Liberia. As long as Chad stays Chad.
by Yablo
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14774
Views: 2220080

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

Be careful skipping over the critiques. They're a potential tripping hazard, especially as they're only ankle high and installed right next to the knee-high 'guard rails' by the buckets full of ebola. The critiques bite ankles, too. "A critique? What are you giving him a critique for? It might...

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