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by Liri
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

How do you report on Drumpf without seemingly like you have an agenda to make him appear bad? It's honesty or it's looney tunes. This to me is the weirdest part of Drumpf coverage: Simply covering the things Drumpf says and does qualifies as negative coverage of Drumpf. And you just know that a few...
by Liri
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

Deva wrote:Found this humorous.
Spoiler:
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Never would have noticed this pattern.

Heh, my coworker was just talking about that yesterday.
by Liri
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 79
Views: 1699

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Yeah, I don't see "welfare state" as having a negative connotation. Private health insurance is a fake idea. It's in the same vein as currency traders.
by Liri
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

Ok, let's try this with an easy headline. Despite Drumpf's incompetence, not everyone is a fucking dumbass on his team. Jeff Sessions knows what he's doing and he plays rough. http://www.npr.org/2017/03/27/521680263/attorney-general-orders-crackdown-on-sanctuary-cities-threatens-holding-funds The J...
by Liri
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)
Replies: 75
Views: 5671

Re: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)

Soo..... Episode 3 of Season 5 is out... and it was rather brutal too. I figured it was probably better to rez the old topic than make a new one. If the mods disagree, just let me know and I'll make a new topic. :-) My housemate and I rewatched the first seasons last year (not knowing there was mor...
by Liri
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Random natterings
Replies: 89482
Views: 4877640

Re: Random natterings

please does anyone here like college basketball cause mannnnnnn that was an intense game!
by Liri
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 79
Views: 1699

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

Paul Krugman regularly mocks Ryan for his undeserved "wonkish, intelligent conservative" reputation. As for the ACA fines, there either has to be a driving force to get healthy people to get insurance, or we move to single-payer.
by Liri
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 79
Views: 1699

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

I like that he takes things so personally. And doesn't quite realize congresspeople aren't his employees. If there are enough moderate republicans in both chambers, it'll be interesting to see if democrats can get an ACA-touchup bill through. Unfortunately for the less-insured, Trump wasted no time ...
by Liri
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3918
Views: 574533

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:Here it is! Warning - we decided to double the amount and it's ENORMOUS, and took us a while to take leaves off of stems for the herbs.

My brother's reaction: "this makes me feel like I've been crying and now it's comforting me"

nice
by Liri
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Volume of the platonic diet
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Volume of the platonic diet

Low-nutrition diets lend one to being an idiot, like koalas.
by Liri
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

"Watch out, they've got a car!" doesn't have the same threatening edge that "Watch out, they've got a knife!" seems to. Though -- could you even start a car in an depressured cargo bay? It seems to me like the lower oxygen rate would screw up the combustion. This sounds like the...
by Liri
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

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

dang that first schoolroom looks frikkin awesome
by Liri
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2460
Views: 252225

Re: The Darker Side of the News

pseudoidiot wrote:
Zohar wrote:So I think what you're saying is everyone in Nigeria is a criminal and shouldn't be trusted? In which case, well, I don't really have much to say in response to blatant racism and blind acceptance of false information.
"Make America Great Again"?

Sig-worthy but I can't be bothered atm
by Liri
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: HR1313 - Workplace Collection of Genetic Information
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: HR1313 - Workplace Collection of Genetic Information

I'm amused that I just got back from a conference where this topic came up at a few of the talks, and all of the doctors and geneticists were basically saying "Genetic tests for health screening have fairly poor predictive strength of future illness except in very specific cases. Family histor...
by Liri
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 3435

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

Katsuray wrote:I guess my vote is for monoatomic Oganesson, at least for the mass category (with these constraints on repetition).

monatomic means, by definition, not a molecule
by Liri
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 724
Views: 189520

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

I remember seeing this a few years ago. It seemed like it was made in the 90s. I remember three or so people from different fields, and they were in a castle or some kind of fort by the sea or something, walking around. I think at least one was a woman. They were having a long conversation about va...
by Liri
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 169
Views: 53468

Re: Who likes BREAD?

I've had a lot of bread. The cut-off for "too sour" is well below sf style for me, though. I'll try using an Italian sweet starter next time, thanks!

The bakery of the local co-op honestly has the best bread I've ever eaten. Their baguettes and baguette-style breads, especially.
by Liri
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 169
Views: 53468

Re: Who likes BREAD?

Am I allowed to dislike sourdough?

I dislike sourdough.
by Liri
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

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

It's that dang Bonzo journalism.
by Liri
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breaking Up the United States
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: Breaking Up the United States

It's also a gross oversimplification to think that there have only been two consistent sides. Each "side" is a shifting coalition with a variety of regional cultures and subcultures within it. For one concrete example, the ancestors of Trump's much-mooted white, working-class Rust Belt vo...
by Liri
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

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

Here's a picture from the first meeting of the girl's council in Saudi Arabia for discussing the welfare and empowerment of women. See if you can spot what's missing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6xnuUIWYAAmDT_.jpg:large A podium? How are they going to talk about real girls' issues without a podium...
by Liri
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

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

Here's a picture from the first meeting of the girl's council in Saudi Arabia for discussing the welfare and empowerment of women. See if you can spot what's missing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6xnuUIWYAAmDT_.jpg:large A podium? How are they going to talk about real girls' issues without a podium...
by Liri
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

The new national security adviser is also great, but he's "just" an adviser.
by Liri
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

I doubt we'll get the whole picture until/unless the returns get subpoenaed, as opposed to a trickle from random tax lawyers he's worked with who remember they've got a page or two saved on a floppy somewhere. I bought a New Yorker subscription a few weeks ago. Their in-depth research articles are a...
by Liri
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

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

Hey man, we're all sex and vibrator-positive here
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

The nature of the immigration debate means that we allocate numbers to each of these countries. The fact is, a slot taken up by an El Salvadorian is a slot that is taken away from everybody else. Its a heartbreaking decision I know, but that's how it works. You realize part of the debate is that th...
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

Ah, back to the standard GOP, "if some poor people can do it, they all can and the rest are just lazy."
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

Cruelty is okay when it keeps out the poor Mexican farmhand (which farmers in the US say they will desperately miss), but not when your cousins get denied entry?
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

KnightExemplar wrote:Then lets call them uneducated immigrants. Those with less than a high school diploma or equivalent. In any case, these (would-be) immigrants have a very low chance of positively affecting the USA.

That strikes me, and probably a lot of people here, as incredibly cruel.
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

There's nothing I have against illegal immigrants aside from the fact that they strictly undermine the immigration system. Its not that "others have it harder", its that "others are following the rules". By seeing illegal immigrants get off scott free (when instead say... my cou...
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

So no immigrants allowed at all that don't speak English. What about refugees? EDIT: Also, who determines exactly how many immigrants we need for any industry? Yeah, I don't think restricting immigrants by profession is fundamentally different from restricting by country, religion, ethnicity, etc. ...
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I major in physics?
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Should I major in physics?

Conversely, a physics degree would probably not focus on skills like: * How to write for beans * How to make things that are aesthetically pleasing * Various kinds of "design thinking" ("how do I solve this problem?" as opposed to "how do I tell if this is true?") The ...
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

If I, as an American citizen, can feel strong discomfort with much of my country's past, present, and possible future, and speak out against that - but still appreciate the benefits living here confers - why can't an immigrant?
by Liri
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

You don't get your natural-born citizenship revoked if you fail high school US History.
by Liri
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 20
Views: 2390

Re: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

I was a bit taken aback by this one. It's rather dark. We started with vaporizing a city to play a game. We've since crushed a trillion trillion fuzzy things , destroyed the whole environment , killed most of humanity , destroyed the whole environment again , eaten most of humanity , destroyed the ...
by Liri
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"
Replies: 20
Views: 2390

Re: What-If 0156: "Electrofishing for Whales"

I was a bit taken aback by this one. It's rather dark.
by Liri
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13564
Views: 1583790

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

Felstaff wrote:I don't think I've ever had one clip shared so much on my timeline as this clip.

It's best when it autoplays without sound.
by Liri
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ANGRY NATTERINGS
Replies: 28220
Views: 2045783

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

poxic wrote:Very small rant: I can't read today's SMBC comic because of the giant unclosable ad for his new book. Seriously.

Is there not an "X" in the top right hand corner?

I was pretty annoyed, too. I was planning on potentially maybe thinking about getting it, too...
by Liri
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1045
Views: 41162

Re: Trump presidency

I'm vaguely hopeful that the investigations will be concluded. Probably not in a timely manner. Timely would've been several months ago. But yeah, sardia, Trump's attempted deflection is ominous. As a few editorials have said, it's the action of a guy who is afraid the jig is gonna be up soon. I don...
by Liri
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Global War on Drugs has Failed
Replies: 119
Views: 16467

Re: Global War on Drugs has Failed

Oh holy shit I read kg not g at first.

Duterte's Philippines is probably worse now, though.

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