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by sardia
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4393
Views: 783076

Re: Today I Made:

Last week I did a family roast dinner for 10 people. Roast pork (and crumbed chicken for one person) in the porchetta style, gravy, apple sauce, roast potatoes with rosemary, honey glaze carrots, steamed broccoli, braised red cabbage, and apple & rhubarb crumble with homemade custard and (not h...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Eventually, but before they do they have to almost win. It's not a good story if the villain is defeated without having been a position to obtain victory in the first place. Well in my session, a shadowy corporation is just using the Nazis to scare the public into more military spending and tax bre...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

I have severe doubts that human trafficking has anything like a libertarian standard of consent. It seems to be an industry that exists on coercion, it's not a career path people willingly choose. What's the difference between coercion and limited choices from a lack of social safety nets? Like wou...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.propublica.org/series/documenting-hate Moving on to more dark news. Turns out those Nazis from the Charlotteville protest are an organized, well trained Paramilitary group. And they mostly escaped punishment and are everywhere. They don't look like skinheads, they look like jocks. One is...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

What do libertarians think of public libraries? IMO probably the greatest government institution there is. Jose That's a good one, and there's a bit of tension between goals there. Libertarians largely like libraries, but dislike public institutions, so finding some way to have the former without t...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

I would hazard a guess that the child inherits a credit and has to pay tax on that. If a parent lends out $1m to a neighbor, and the parent dies, the neighbor now owes the child $1m and the child would have to pay inheritance, but whether it's paid on the fair value of the whole loan or only as the...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

New Orleans after Katrina? Puerto Rico after Maria? Probably closer to Katrina, though natural disasters don't react to attempts at evacuation.
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

What happens if a parent loans a child money and never forgives it but dies before it's paid off? Does the child still owe the money to the parent's estate... which they then inherit, paying inheritance taxes? https://www.barkerevanslaw.co.uk/2014/09/repaying-a-loan-from-a-relative-die/ It depends ...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

You don't have to pay income taxes on a loan. Spoilered for OT and pedantry: Millenial Public service announcement: You've gotta spell that word with two Ns, if you want it to mean a thousand years rather than a thousand anuses. mille = thousand annus = year anus = asshole (And yes, "I...
by sardia
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Eh, the wargames are mostly just a show of solidarity at this point. Most armed conflicts with North Korea will result in the following; 1) North Korea fires its obsolete-but-still-deadly artillery at the totally-not-boneheadedly-located-within-spitting-distance-of-the-border SK capitol 1a) North K...
by sardia
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 167
Views: 20730

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but apparently there are waiters out there that don't know what the fuck aioli is. I asked if they could give me some aioli for my fries because they were offering it on their burgers. I get charged 50+ cents for it, which is steep but whatever. After trying it, ...
by sardia
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Look, nobody is surprised that Trump didn't get anything out of the meeting besides remains of soldiers. There's Trump stuff, and then there's his administration's policy. They don't match up all the time, even when they really really should. In other news, what obligation does a NRA member have if ...
by sardia
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

She knew something was wrong/fishy, but she looked the other way to keep the paychecks coming. That's why she has immunity.
by sardia
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/business/donor-advised-funds-tech-tax.html I don't get how abusive this is. Can someone elaborate on it? Mr. Woodman, then 39, had just taken his camera company public, and was suddenly worth about $3 billion. Now he was giving away much of that wealth — some $500 ...
by sardia
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

This again? Trump's responsible for his immigration failures, Obama's responsible for his. Calling out both is reasonable. Anyways, in Trump news, looks like China's responded to Trump's latest threats of tariffs with a further escalation: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/08/03/china-annou...
by sardia
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-intersect/wp/2018/08/03/this-is-the-moment-how-a-wave-of-media-coverage-gave-qanon-conspiracy-theorists-their-best-week-ever/&ved=2ahUKEwi14KbUzNHcAhUlxIUKHU7yAhQQFjABegQICRAB&usg...
by sardia
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

If that's the case, then why does getting rid of the wealthy result in a lack of wealth? This is a disagreement we can test against real world outcomes. I've shown a couple of examples of such cases, and unless anyone would care to defend Venezuela or Pakistan as doing well financially, the outcome...
by sardia
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, apologised on Wednesday for causing “concern and anxiety” by hosting a 2010 event at which another speaker was reported by a newspaper to have compared Israeli policy to Nazi policies. To be fair, there's a whole fucking lot to compare between Israel a...
by sardia
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

Good news: Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent Bad news: Trump administration had been giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, needed to be told by a judge to stop doing that Worse news: The facility has been in operati...
by sardia
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

]I'm not talking about specifics, I'm talking in general, as a backdrop for the specifics. This, to keep me (and us) from falling into the same knee-jerk reaction that fuels partisanship. The reason this case is different can't be acknowledged without acknowledging the general principle, which is o...
by sardia
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Again I don't know the details of the cases in question (none of us do - we can only evaluate what we read and hear), but it comes down to whether Country A ought to support Country B's imposition of Country B's laws, when the alleged violator scoots off to Country A. In this case, the US is Countr...
by sardia
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

...Either Trump's administration is in the pocket of Putin.... Before pinning this on Trump, one would need to know the time frame. The first case in the article was six years ago. Now, it could point to infiltration of our government by the Russians being an ongoing thing which started long ago (a...
by sardia
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/how-russia-persecutes-its-dissidents-using-us-courts/566309/ Two ways to see article. Either Trump's administration is in the pocket of Putin. Or the Justice system is now so fixated on illegal immigration, that they would trust the word of Russia...
by sardia
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

Look I know YouTube is a thing, but can we please have print journalists? Preferably 1-2 links max per post, if it's not too much to ask.
by sardia
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

I'm still uncomfortable referring to it as 'genocide', because the people aren't local. This isn't a similar situation as when the US (and Canada and Australia) rounded up native children in order to eliminate their culture and nationality entirely. The US isn't invading Guatemala and rounding up t...
by sardia
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 222
Views: 51662

Re: Let's Talk Money

I typed correctly. She left to secure her future. I'm following her and I'm rationalizing why it's a good idea. I guess I should look now to see what kind of offers are out there. It feels weird to go through the motions without being able to accept a typical offer.* *Obviously I have a price that w...
by sardia
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

Last week, I spoke to a grandmother (in a cage) who the government had deemed "ineligible" to stay with her grandchild because she was not his mother. The boy was shipped off to foster care and in 6 months, can be put up for adoption in Texas. That’s what “ineligible” means. Regarding thi...
by sardia
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 222
Views: 51662

Re: Let's Talk Money

Why? Serious non-disparaging question. If you are thinking of moving to {place}, you should first know why {place} is attractive to you. This is not the same as looking for {job}, where {job} tends to be located in {place}.]This hints that you think you probably aren't choosing Detroit because you ...
by sardia
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

Probably less than Americans spend now. Per capita spending on healthcare in the United States is much higher than comparable countries with socialized medicine. But you wouldn't see those gains for a good while. For one thing, all the entrenched rules and interests against change. Just covering mo...
by sardia
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

It's quite a demand to raise taxes for that goal. For the vast majority of people (~75% in the US), it would amount to a reduction of their taxes; in practice either way, but if implemented as a tax credit, then directly and literally. See my earlier post on the topic. For most of those remaining ~...
by sardia
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 222
Views: 51662

Re: Let's Talk Money

I was wondering if I will expect a paycut in order to move to Detroit. You will be a specific case - a statistic of one. Exactly what your (new vs old) job will be, and exactly which neighborhood you will choose (or need) to live in, will determine a lot of the actual results. Absent that, all you ...
by sardia
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 222
Views: 51662

Re: Let's Talk Money

I was wondering if I will expect a paycut in order to move to Detroit. If so, is the reduced paycheck compensated with cheaper cost of living. Based on anecdotal stuff, Detroit ain't cheap. Possibly the average is inaccurate due to income inequality, or the data here is inaccurate. I'm guessing ther...
by sardia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

Would that right to defense also apply to civil cases? Like it you get sued, you get a government free attorney?
by sardia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 222
Views: 51662

Re: Let's Talk Money

Cost of living is average living costs for a basket of goods, and from that, we derive local purchasing power by factoring in average wages, yeah. Low cost of living, high average wages, purchasing power is great. Therefore, in the specific Chicago/Detroit example shown, we can conclude that wages ...
by sardia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-trump-facing-any-political-fallout-for-the-family-separation-crisis/ polling indicates that Republicans have emerged more unified and motivated by immigration than they were before the policy was publicized. Partisanship is a hell of a drug. Also fuck you Repu...
by sardia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 702
Views: 13675

Re: Libertarianism

You don't actually know what authoritarian means, do you? (Many right-liberatirans don't, since they've got a vested interest in not understanding the term on account of how they are usually pretty dang authoritarian) Can you give an example of a Libertarian politician being authoritarian? I only k...
by sardia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3995
Views: 513162

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I suspect that a lot of these claims about super-targeted super effective manipulation are just bullshit. It's advertisement people selling themselves, in an area where performance is notoriously hard to measure, with the added buzz of New Technology. That's the bind that Facebook is in. They have ...
by sardia
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6192
Views: 470145

Re: Trump presidency

The freedom caucus have introduced a resolution about the impeachment of Rod Rosenstein. I haven’t been following all this stuff much, but I know that this is a pretty big deal. If they get him removed, they can replace him with someone who’d fire Muller, which obviously isn’t good. Come get me whe...
by sardia
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 27
Views: 5171

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

Has anyone tried sharpening a cleaver or Chinese chopper blade? Their thicker than chef knives, but I can't seem to sharpen them on my whetstone. My regular knives sharpen fine. I have a cheapo double sided whetstone from a restaurant supply store, but I feel the metal is too hard for it. Should I u...
by sardia
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?
Replies: 6
Views: 5522

Re: Should I bother fixing my phone, and if not - what do I replace it with?

Eh, secondary market for phones via the Internet isn't for everyone.
The key to a long lived phone is to never update it so that apps don't consume more resources. Which is a terrible idea security wise.

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