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by sardia
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

Georgia seems like it can be read in a lot of ways. Ossof didn't improve on Clinton's performance, but if you compare him against the congressional race last November instead of the presidential one, he looks absolutely golden. And Clinton's performance in Georgia was already a sharp turn from prev...
by sardia
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

In a more general sense, be sure to build a financial cushion of some sort to prevent yourself from accessing retirement money. It's typically 3-6 months of living expenses, but 1000 eurodollars is usually enough to pay for most emergencies (car/furnace/arm breaks.) Depending on your choice of mutua...
by sardia
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

("Don't bother keeping a second account for a small amount of money, move it to the other one") Well, sometimes it's worth doing so (such as when one account gives you a bennie the other doesn't - such as live quote access or somesuch). And sometimes, once done, it's too much trouble to m...
by sardia
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/5-takeaways-from-the-georgia-6-special-election-results/ The crazy good results from Kansas election has faded as the Georgia election hints that the Democratic edge is merely good. We'll know more after June, and if there are any more special elections. June ele...
by sardia
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

Ugh, to hell with this widening gyre. Let's actually talk money. I have one retirement account from a part-time job with like $150 in it, and another with more like $1500. They're the type that's invested in various stocks or bonds, there are various options to pick higher or lower risk plans. I'd ...
by sardia
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

Re: Stocks vs Broths

doogly wrote:I always just start with water. If the recipe you are using actually has the things in it, this should be fine as well.

So if I made potato leek soup, you'd use water? Or are you referring to something complex like making beef stew, add water to that?
by sardia
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 101414

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-u-k-snap-election-is-riskier-than-it-seems/ UK election is full of uncertainty. if polls are missing election outcomes by 5 or 6 points on average, that means the margin of error (or 95 percent confidence interval) is very large indeed. Specifically, a 6-poin...
by sardia
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

if you couldn't afford a dentist, how did you pay for that electric brush? A dentist visit for cleaning costs around as much (without insurance) as an expensive electric toothbrush. If the brush allows you to skip one dentist visit over the course of its lifetime, you break even. If it allows you t...
by sardia
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]
Replies: 126
Views: 18588

Re: Military coup attempt in Turkey? [coup fails] [skullcracking!]

People forget why Erdogan was so genuinely popular. Much like Putin, people with put up with all sorts of horrible shit as long as the economy booms, and will continue putting up with the horrible shit when the economy stops booming so long as a faceless foreigner can be blamed. Because ultimately,...
by sardia
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/16/us/politics/north-korea-missile-crisis-slow-motion.html?_r=0 The relentless drive by Kim Jong-un to assemble an arsenal, the propaganda and deception swirling around his progress, the hints of a covert war by the United States to undermine the effort, rather than b...
by sardia
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

Stocks vs Broths

I've noticed that broths are much cheaper than Stocks, but I'm biased towards stocks. However, considering the difference in them(stocks made from bone, with gelatin, broths are mostly meat based soup), I think I can cheap out safely if the resulting recipe is really thick/mouthfeel/unctuous that it...
by sardia
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 101414

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Its odd, I haven't actually seen much Brexit stuff in the news anymore since May announced it was really happening.
by sardia
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

CorruptUser wrote:
Wait, did his petty cruel side ever go out of sight?

Yes, it goes away when he's kissing butt/wooing someone. He's very friendly/charismatic person when you aren't being fucked by him.
by sardia
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/us/politics/health-care-affordable-care-act-trump.html?ref=politics In an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, Mr. Trump threatened to withhold the subsidy payments as a way to induce the Democrats to bargain with him. Continue reading the main story F...
by sardia
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Breaking Up the United States
Replies: 174
Views: 14733

Re: Breaking Up the United States

The big argument for secession is that some regions are being heavily taxed to subsidize the others. California will bitch that they pay so much in tax to support the others, but are silent when it's pointed out that all their wealth comes from selling fruits, tech and movies/tv to the other states...
by sardia
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

As far being moderate or presidential, he suggested plans to freeze health insurance subsidies to gridlock ACA coverage by withdrawing an appeal made last year. He can then claim that the ACA is no longer working and that it's the democrats fault for enacting unconstitutional subsidies in the first...
by sardia
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

speising wrote:Well, of course he's changing course, nobody could have known politics is so complicated!

My question is, did the establishment, who got it all wrong, have the last laugh after all?
by sardia
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13893
Views: 1844309

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

They exploited is the intended operation of the device. Disagree. Pop-up ads are intended to activate when you're using your web browser, which they do. Google's home assistant is not designed to be triggered by TV commercials, it's definitely not the intended use. Now I'm expecting pop-up ads blar...
by sardia
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13893
Views: 1844309

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/business/burger-king-tv-ad-google-home.html?ref=business Google defends itself after a declaration of war by the crazed monarch Burger King. No word of Google's plans of retaliation. a marketing stunt on Wednesday by Burger King, which had introduced a television a...
by sardia
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2979
Views: 339596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It's inefficient in the very literal sense to achieve the same goal, one way of doing things is much more costly than the other. But you have to specify the goal first. The problem isn't that it's inefficient at achieving that goal, but that the homeowner's goal (to live in a nice quiet neighborhoo...
by sardia
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2979
Views: 339596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Gussy it up all you want, it's still a major contributor to the housing crisis and inequality.
by sardia
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2979
Views: 339596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Thesh wrote:So basically all of those who own capital, or capitalists, are the problem.

Yes, but now you know what they look like and what they are doing to screw you. Not many people think about the mom protecting her neighborhood as the boot oppressing the lower class.
by sardia
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2979
Views: 339596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/richard-florida-winner-take-all-new-urban-crisis/522630/ Homeowners and landlords are driving inequality. Inefficient home owners are holding back the economy and manipulating the government for their benefit at the expense of everyone else. Just ...
by sardia
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-do-we-know-about-the-2018-midterms-right-now/ Democrats are happy that a Trump district went from +27 R to +7 R. That kind of swing is a good sign for mid term Democrats. Individual special elections aren't predictive but looking at the margin across several...
by sardia
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Tongue Cleaning Myth?

You're confusing conducting science experiments​on patients and using best practices. The UK actually compares results from different treatments to mandate best or cheaper treatments. US doctors just do whatever they want. They can learn best practices, go on a date for private lessons from a hot ph...
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

Ahammel, half of my advice isn't so much massive Life style changes as simply being healthier. Dry mouth is a side effect of medication, but all the rest isn't so horrible. Don't eat dessert, don't snack, don't eat unhealthy sugary foods. Is that so radical? Eating less acidic foods is a bit rough,...
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/heal ... ities.html
Need to floss? Doubtful. Should you? Yea, it's low risk and low cost for the benefit. Iirc the issue is that nobody flosses with the right technique. Similar to how nobody brushes correctly.
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

Dunno about the rest of you, but I'd lay out a fair amount of cash for even a marginally better chance of avoiding cavity drilling. Certainly I'm willing fork over the cost of a new electric toothbrush every few years. Electric Toothbrushes are like... $15 now . I guess you need 2xAA rechargeable b...
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

Obviously that is the case now that we've seen his response, but I personally expected more of a "Syrians are dying? Why should I care?" attitude. That's what he and his supporters showed in the campaign. If anything, the response he did choose should give you hope! He has a conscience! Y...
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

Dunno about the rest of you, but I'd lay out a fair amount of cash for even a marginally better chance of avoiding cavity drilling. Certainly I'm willing fork over the cost of a new electric toothbrush every few years. As opposed to brushing technically correct twice a day, eating less sugar/ acidi...
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Tongue Cleaning Myth?

Actually, I'm damning the whole medical industry in the US. To be fair, you do get treatment, but the standards can be pretty poor. Just a small number of bad actors can have outsized negative impact on the public. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/10/523005353/how-u-s-health-care-bec...
by sardia
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

RESULTS: ...however only the rotating oscillating toothbrush consistently provided a statistically significant though modest benefit over manual toothbrushes in reducing plaque (7%) and gingivitis (17%).... CONCLUSION: ...only one type of electric toothbrush, the rotating oscillating toothbrush con...
by sardia
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Talk Money
Replies: 204
Views: 29951

Re: Let's Talk Money

What's cheaper, paying for an electric toothbrush, and going to the dentist less often (say 1/year or every other year) or just using a cheap 2$ manual toothbrush, and going twice a year like the dentist says? This study says you reduce incidence of plaque (7%) and gingivitis (17%). That doesn't see...
by sardia
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... t-in-italy
Establishment Hawks have seized the White House?
He's issuing red lines that are more hard line then expected.
by sardia
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Tongue Cleaning Myth?

Practicing medicine is not practicing science, so I can believe that there are some striking differences between the most up-to-date research and current medical practices, whether dental or otherwise. But fluoride cannot fill in enamel already lost, so.....there's that. http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
by sardia
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Tongue Cleaning Myth?

I don't understand how that paper is concluding that you should do both. It feels like they meant to evaluate the efficacy of only tongue cleaning, and then concluded that you still need to brush your teeth because tongue cleaning on its own doesn't do much, but they never said as much and seem to ...
by sardia
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Tongue Cleaning Myth?

I don't know about this subject, but I must say that I don't understand how that paper is concluding that you should do both. They didn't seem to show any long term differences in bacteria in the plaque or bacteria on the tongue (there was a decrease in the total amount of tongue bacteria on day 3,...
by sardia
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:00 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Tongue Cleaning Myth?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Tongue Cleaning Myth?

Does cleaning your tongue of debris do anything for your oral health? The studies I read suggest it does but some of the conclusions are very strange. https://bmcoralhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6831-14-4 Conclusions Tongue cleaning reduced the amount of bacteria in tongue coating....
by sardia
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3198
Views: 181780

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/07/the-trade-deficit-with-china-is-a-problem-but-not-for-the-reason-trump-thinks/ Economist Michael Pettis voiced a strange argument that I haven't heard before, investment can be a bad thing. I understand that foreign money can influence the value...
by sardia
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2979
Views: 339596

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It looks like SunShine and Roses to you? I wonder Why we are seeing these things So very differently. I can't think of anybody here who sees sunshine and roses in this. It's a clear path to a dictatorship. It must be stopped. Alas, I don't know how, except to protest, and encourage others to do so ...

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