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by sardia
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

eran_rathan wrote:Re: DeVos and Sessions: because the AG can screw up a few years or at most a decade or two. Education Secretary can screw up whole generations.

Going up a worse school is way better than being brutalized and jailed forever by cops who know they have the backing of a good old southern gentleman.
by sardia
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Ok, let's try this with an easy headline. Despite Trump'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 Jus...
by sardia
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Is terraforming Uranus and Neptune possible?

What happens to all the gas that gets blasted out of Uranus? Assuming there is solid land underneath, to make it habitable will we have to irrigate Uranus? And at that distance from the sun there is hardly any light, so why would anyone want to live on the cold, dark surface of Uranus? Even if it b...
by sardia
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

Is this a grinding stone? It seems too hard, and isn't creating silty particles. I can't say that I'm an expert on this subject... but it looks like a brick to me. Lol. It does seem to be slightly larger than a standard whetstone. If I were to take a guess, you probably have a lapping stone: a ston...
by sardia
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

If I understand you correctly, CorruptUser You don't. Not even sure where to start with you, so I'll just ramble on here. 1) Morals are derived from consequences 2) Consequences are in large part the result of the environment, whether that's the technology of society, the local climate, or the pres...
by sardia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

Is this a grinding stone? It seems too hard, and isn't creating silty particles.
by sardia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)
Replies: 76
Views: 4169

Re: Ghost in the Shelf (2017)

Isn't ridiculous anime comic book style the main selling point? The trailers are playing up the not-technically-naked suit that makes her invisible, and how she can kick things really hard. Plus, I see people with neon hair color pretty regularly at the grocery store. I don't think it's as weird as...
by sardia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who likes BREAD?
Replies: 169
Views: 53485

Re: Who likes BREAD?

Another advantage: the various "breads" are an excellent "sink" for various kitchen ingredients. Your base is (leavening: either baking powder or yeast) + Flour. If you got spare Yogurt, make biscuits. If you got spare Pesto, bake it in. If you don't got spare anything, just mak...
by sardia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 82
Views: 1995

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

I'm sorry for the pain it cost him. But no system can be totally fair to everyone. There are tons of sad stories on both sides. The Republicans dug in their heels and opted out of making realistic changes that might have improved the Act. And now they can't repeal and replace. Just what can they do...
by sardia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 82
Views: 1995

Re: ACA Lives For Another Year

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. As someone who spent a total of about 14 months unemployed a few years back, scraping by on unemployment checks and goodwill from relatives while looking for work, then g...
by sardia
Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ACA Lives For Another Year
Replies: 82
Views: 1995

ACA Lives For Another Year

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-trump-lost-on-health-care/ The House’s failure on Friday to even vote on a Republican bill to repeal The Affordable Care Act — something party leaders promised for seven years and President Trump campaigned on — was a huge defeat for Trump and the GOP, in a n...
by sardia
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2464
Views: 252574

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The greeks would abandon newborns they couldn't feed, usually the girls, which is why they were so gay. I understand that your entire post is on the hyperbolic, outrageous gadfly side, CorruptUser, but I find it very hard to see humor in statements like this. Just sayin'. It's still better than whe...
by sardia
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whetstones and Sharp Knives
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Whetstones and Sharp Knives

Has anyone tried those hand held knife sharpeners? It's just a v shape pair of hard grinding surfaces to sharpen knives. They seem to work well enough, though it seems to grind away too much material. There are a few different kinds of them. If you're talking about a "pull through" sharpe...
by sardia
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump's FBI Hostile to Muslim Agents
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Trump's FBI Hostile to Muslim Agents

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/22/fbi-muslim-employees-discrimination-religion-middle-east-travel Special agents and intelligence analysts at the FBI are reporting a climate of fear inside the agency coinciding with the political ascendance of Donald Trump, the Guardian has learned. Re...
by sardia
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whetstones and Sharp Knives
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: Whetstones and Sharp Knives

Has anyone tried those hand held knife sharpeners? It's just a v shape pair of hard grinding surfaces to sharpen knives. They seem to work well enough, though it seems to grind away too much material.
by sardia
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2464
Views: 252574

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-rituals-of-the-presidency-make-trump-seem-more-presidential/ If only in the short term, the public comes to see Trump as presidential not because of any bold acts of unscripted leadership, but simply through his participation in ritual. This is really lame, d...
by sardia
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks Releases CIA Hacking Secrets
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: Wikileaks Releases CIA Hacking Secrets

("Maybe we get two departments, one trying to discover vulnerabilities to exploit them and one trying to find them and patch them up, and we let them fight it out for eternity?") Central Intelligence Agency vs. Assailability Investigation Community Guess who gets more funding, the departm...
by sardia
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 121
Views: 15729

Re: Let's Talk Money

I guess I should be more clear. I already own a home. This is in regards to owning a second home. A less common scenario. The biggest commonality is the irrational exuberance​ in the belief that home values will never fall.
by sardia
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 121
Views: 15729

Re: Let's Talk Money

Sigh, I just got into a long argument about the drawbacks and benefits of buying a house as an investment with my parents. I used various papers about rent vs own formulas, economic distortions, and how real estate doesn't grow as fast as they think. They kept repeating the mantra "every day, m...
by sardia
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Knives and sharpening: Cooks edition

My insurance gives me useless reward points for being healthy. Most of the good stuff cost too much, but cheap kitchen knives are pretty much free for me. That means I just use chef knives until they're dull, rehone them, and toss into the garbage after that stops working. Someone gave me a knife gr...
by sardia
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wikileaks Releases CIA Hacking Secrets
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

Re: Wikileaks Releases CIA Hacking Secrets

I honestly don't have a problem with the CIA having these capabilities. I'm not super computer-aided, but this sounds like the sort of thing I always assumed they could do. If anything it sounds a bit underwhelming. My only problem has ever been the insistence that companies should *cooperate* with...
by sardia
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Also, whatever happened about... Something else happened to distract everyone. Not just here, but in general. I mean, I haven't looked that hard, but it doesn't seem like I've seen any newer articles about it beyond the "this happened, administration denies knowing about it, paperwork is filed...
by sardia
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3918
Views: 574781

Re: Today I Made:

An almost Chinese roast duck. Broke the duck down into quarters, more in the French style than the Chinese method of "whack it into bits with a cleaver", then steamed it for 20 minutes in the instant pot, using teriyaki sauce, loads of ginger and a few chopped up clementines for the liqui...
by sardia
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Trump continues to write off more losses in newly leaked 2005 tax return. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html The White House responded without even waiting for the show to air, issuing a statement that seemed to confirm the authenticity of the forms even as it def...
by sardia
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Ke, do you have any economist that backs up your theory that the economy suffers when low wage immigrants come in? Not right now. Do you have anything that says the opposite? I don't think the question is about "the general economy" in any case. A big issue with regards to the current sta...
by sardia
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

I fundamentally disagree with your characterization. Immigrants who return to their home country often return with more money and more skills after visiting the USA for a few years. At least, as long as those immigrants had good job opportunities and did something more than just be unemployed or do...
by sardia
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

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. Yes, we know, and your policy is to delib...
by sardia
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Do you honestly see no value in a system that favors proper integration into our culture? Government has absolutely no fucking right to force a culture on anyone. It's none of their business. And people have no right to enter a country without said government's permission. Beyond that, it is entire...
by sardia
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

That's a bad metaphor because you don't address why the house is on fire. He lost his house because of the trade deals that brought cheap goods which burned down his job. It's still the Republicans fault but now with more complicitness from corporate Democrats.
by sardia
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

So, permit me to explain: As a long-time republican voter, I became more and more disillusioned by the republican politicians that I voted for, based on what they said they would do while campaigning versus what they actually did once elected. Government spending continued to escalate despite decad...
by sardia
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-left-might-have-a-hard-time-replicating-the-tea-partys-success/ Democrats aren't as organized as the tea party yet. Biggest weaknesses are the fear of selling out (getting funded by big donations), love of protesting, and lack of a charismatic​ leader. Libera...
by sardia
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 3918
Views: 574781

Re: Today I Made:

I made bbq ribs, where I did the rub, then cooked it in a pressure cooker. It was brought to pressure with a cup of chicken stock. When I finished, I'm left with 2 cups of juices, which I fridged, and separated the oil from. What do I do with the rib/pork stock? I tried using it for pork wonton soup...
by sardia
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:01 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Oh wow, that's so eloquent. MCD must bend to your will and listen to your rationality. I apologize if I came off as condescending. I wasn't trying to be particularly rational, or bend anyone to my will; rather, I wanted to offer my perspective on this argument to anyone willing to read it. I highly...
by sardia
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Also, because all the alternatives to Trump are demonstrably worse in this regard. They don't even *claim* to put America first. I am saddened that it has become controversial for politicians to even say they will put America first. Once upon a time that was a given. Relevant . If a bunch of politi...
by sardia
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like I type this a lot, but for any normal candidate it'd be really problematic to have a platform of 'America first' and one of your key advisors be exposed as a lobbyist for a foreign government; But because of his strategy of persuading his base to distrust the MSM and only listen to thei...
by sardia
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/02/deportations-under-trump-rayos/516375/ Turns out you can remove millions of immigrants if you leverage fear. It's costly to give someone due process, and deport them. Instead, start terrorizing the immigrant community until they decide to flee. This l...
by sardia
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/se ... The Affordable Care Act/
The first look at Trumpcare is unveiled. Percentage wise, it screws the poor in favor of the rich. But, even the winners lose because everyone gets less subsidy overall.
by sardia
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

So, who else reported MCD and great hippo for beating a dead horse?
Edit. That Trump is pulling some McCarthyism level shit. Now people are demanding comey deny the allegation instead of demanding Trump answer his Russia connections.
by sardia
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/us/politics/trump-seeks-inquiry-into-allegations-that-obama-tapped-his-phones.html?_r=0 President Trump, a day after leveling a widely disputed allegation that President Barack Obama had ordered the tapping of his phones, on Sunday demanded a congressional inquiry ...
by sardia
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 1049
Views: 41592

Re: Trump presidency

Do you have a corroborating source on this? Seems juicy, but story needs to be fully run down.

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