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Should SLS have a thread Cap?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Should SLS have a thread Cap?       06-27-2017 15:16 PM
Perhaps not surprisingly, I think that's pretty useless. Once in a while some bozo comes in here and floods the threads with garbage. Typically, an alert to SLS staff brings a quick halt to it. If it's meant to slow down people like myself, I wonder why you care. If it's meant to help us (i.e. everyone but yourself) be more productive in the real world, I daresay it's none of your business. If it's meant to help yourself be more productive in the real world, I daresay that turning your problem into everyone else's is absurd. Is someone being abusive to the fora that you believe needs to be reigned in? Didn't you go off on me (slightly) for suggesting that another user make her shark reports in a thread created for that purpose, as if I was trying to tell someone how they should or should not be using the fora? Of course, I could just do like you and delete all of my posts. Do deleted posts count towards the total? If my reply here seems pretty cranky, it's because it is.
Recent Movies
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Recent Movies       06-27-2017 14:05 PM
Oh the production values are outstanding. There is no argument about that, I just don't often find the stories very interesting, with some exceptions. This is obviously a matter of taste and others clearly like them. I did like the original Tim Burton Batman movies, the Toby McGuire Spider-Man movies, and Dr. Strange. I cannot stand anything X-Men related.
AHCA (surprise)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > AHCA (surprise)       06-27-2017 11:28 AM
Well it gets to me too. Politicians, bloggers, journalists, political hacks etc all manipulate these numbers and terms and number to suit their aims. "It's a small increase - $70 billion" (over 1 year) "It's a huge tax cut - $700 billion" (over 10 years) "It's a small tax increase - 1.8%" (the absolute increase for self-employed Medicare taxes) "It's a huge windfall for millionaires - $18,000 for someone making $1 million a year" Yet they all refer to the exact same thing.
Bitch of the Day --2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Bitch of the Day --2017       06-26-2017 22:02 PM
You went all metric, dood! For every person pumping science there are 5 more denying it. People (usually) say they are pro-science, until it's something that they believe conflicts with their personal experience or stuff they've read on the internet. I'd hazard a guess that at least 80% of people here are a science denier in one way or another, albeit about different things.
Bitch of the Day --2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Bitch of the Day --2017       06-26-2017 21:45 PM
I still don't know how she survived her plane trip with all that nitrogen in the cabin.
Robo Calls and Texts, or other Scams.
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Robo Calls and Texts, or other Scams.       06-26-2017 21:43 PM
"they can still make money from you by selling your phone number as an actual, live number" I don't think this is usually the case. They have robodiallers calling random numbers. A few of them threatening to have me arrested (for non-payment of taxes, etc) - I have challenged. What's my number? They can never tell me. They don't know. I also have a police whistle that is totally awesome to use on them. As I've mentioned elsewhere, our phone numbers are work numbers and unknown numbers can sometimes be clients, either current or potential. Number behind switchboards sometimes display as UNKNOWN, and in the past have turned out to be US attorneys offices, police departments, the DOJ, CMS, etc.
Bitch of the Day --2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Bitch of the Day --2017       06-26-2017 21:38 PM
VA has said what he needed to say on that subject in the past. I wouldn't be telling you anything I haven't already. I'm rarely actually upset about such things.. so while you may elicit a "gack" I'm usually not outright pissed about it. Usually.
AHCA (surprise)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > AHCA (surprise)       06-26-2017 21:33 PM
"Nowhere in my post did I describe as "giant" or "small" or "moderate." I simply called it a tax cut." You most certainly did call it a giant tax cut. "The problem that Sar is having is he is looking at this bill as a health care bill. It is not. It is a tax bill. A giant tax cut. Pure and simple. And Republicans have never met a tax cut that they didn't like." And I am quite certain that if we could somehow find how you'd have described the ACA taxes, under no circumstances would you have called it a "giant" tax increase.
AHCA (surprise)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > AHCA (surprise)       06-26-2017 19:03 PM
By the way that shit fit should not be taken as any kind of endorsement of Republican's latest bowel movement on paper headed to a vote. It has to do with people fucking with facts and language to suit their purpose. I can find almost nobody willing to have an honest conversation anymore.
AHCA (surprise)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > AHCA (surprise)       06-26-2017 18:59 PM
Nevermind - apparently this is the answer - please tell me if this is wrong - swiped from an article. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is funded in part through higher taxes on the rich, including a 3.8 percent tax on investment income and a 0.9 percent payroll tax. Both of these taxes apply only to people earning more than $200,000 (or couples making more than $250,000). The GOP replacement bill would eliminate these taxes, although the latest version leaves the payroll tax in place through 2023. I've had it with debate with such dishonest people. These were touted as "small tax increases" - "just a little bit more", Obama said. How is imposing them a "small tax increase" but reversing it is a "giant tax cut"? It's not. Semantics. Liars. Dishonest assholes. Nobody here worth talking to on the subject.
Robo Calls and Texts, or other Scams.
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Robo Calls and Texts, or other Scams.       06-26-2017 18:54 PM
I don't mean to be a NotNiceGuy, NiceGuy, but these scams are not new. The one you listed isn't even a new variant. Those have been around for at least 20 years. We all get them all the goddamn time. I'm with you on these assholes. So listen - something tells me you will REALLY enjoy this.... people who make youtube videos of them fucking with these scammers. It's pretty funny. Look them up. HoaxHotel ScamBaitCentral I'm learned some nifty Hindi slang for the assholes from "Windows Support" that call. Tell them your name is "Terry Makichut" (teri makichoot - your mother's vagina) or "Ben Chode" (benchod = sister fucker). Ask to speak to someone in the chutiya (asshole) department. For your occupation, list "bhosdike" (husband of a prostitute). Oh wait don't we have one of those here....?
AHCA (surprise)
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > AHCA (surprise)       06-26-2017 18:49 PM
So - question about this "giant tax cut" Is it just a reversal of the additional taxes implemented by the ACA, or is it something else?
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-26-2017 17:56 PM
Yeah that's "gack" worthy. But to each their own.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-26-2017 17:43 PM
There is so much bullshit.. in spite of the impression one would get that I'm just going on about it all the time, I let most of it go that I see on facebook etc. I would normally only comment if I thought it was something downright dangerous or if it was directed at myself or possibly Mrs. VA. Such was the case this morning..... "Did you know? Watermelons are 92% water, but... - Reduces high blood pressure, heart disease, blood sugar level - Boosts immune system - Strengthens bones - Highest alkalising fruit! - Produces energy - Cleans kidney - Fight cancer ------------------ So.... much... bullshit.... (there is a *small* amount of truth to watermelons and blood pressure, but really only if you eat the rind)
Small Blessings
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Small Blessings       06-26-2017 16:48 PM
"You're having a heart attack" was downgraded to "sorry - my bad"? ??
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-26-2017 16:47 PM
I had to look this up. At first I was thinking smudging like a "smudge pot" which created warm fog to protect crops from a frost, and then I thought it sort of resembles incense. But, eh, not quite. My "gack" would be proportional to what someone thinks they are doing with it. "I like the smell of that" - no 'gack'. I am summoning the spirit of dear old Grandma - that's a full 'gack'.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-26-2017 14:01 PM
I like the way Goop uses a new word "Alchemized" to describe some of the bullshit they sell. "Alchemized" seems to be a fancy-sounding word for "made shit up". A one-stop web site for wellness horseplop. My favorite is the Energy Clearing Kit $195.00 This kit comes with everything you need to cleanse your home/work space/other personal sanctuary of any and all negative energy—all with entirely clean, instantly soothing, incredible-smelling ingredients. For everything you need to know, read our article here. Kit includes: 1 bundle of California white sage 1 piece of palo santo 1 smudge bowl 1 feather fan 1 monk oil (1 oz) 1 shungite stone
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-26-2017 13:26 PM
Anonymous, the global hacking collective which once was worth taking somewhat seriously, has posted a video claiming that NASA has, using the Keplar space telescope, discovered evidence of alien life and will be disclosing it soon. Amusing thought: This conspiracy theory is at odds with other conspiracy theories surrounding NASA, such as those that claim that all NASA launches are fake, satellites/the ISS don't exist, etc.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-26-2017 13:17 PM
I am not an inactive person. I have had days where I do an hour of high intensity interval training, an hour of weights, a 50 mile bike ride and then pitched a 9 inning baseball game, all in one day (this is not a typical day, mind you - just saying that I am not foreign to spending an entire day beating my body up). But I despise running. As the joke goes, if you see me running, you should run too, because something or someone is chasing me and will be here soon. The idea of running 3 miles under ideal conditions is nauseating. The idea of running 135 of them in 120 degree heat up the side of a mountain sounds like about as much fun as being assfucked by a rhinoceros with a razor-sharpened horn digging into my back.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-26-2017 11:13 AM
Fun Fact: On July 10, the world's most horrible foot race will commence. The Badwater 135. This ultramarathon starts in Badwater Basin, Death Valley. In July. The race is 135 miles long and it's mostly uphill - the finish line is on Mount Whitney, for a cumulative elevation gain of over 14,000 feet. As if that doesn't suck enough, the finish line is 11 miles from the nearest trail head, so you still have to hike 11 miles when it's over. Time limit to complete the course is 48 hours; the current record is around 22 hours. About half of all competitors fail to complete the course. Use of IV fluids is not allowed. Nobody has ever died during the race.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-26-2017 08:51 AM
re: Martin Shkreli Most people probably still think he's on trial for being a meaniehead.
Videos .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Videos .       06-26-2017 00:26 AM
*Insert flushing sound here*
How's the Weather Out There
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > How's the Weather Out There       06-25-2017 09:13 AM
Yeah super humid here too. It rained a ton last night and all of the windows are covered in water. I can't even see outside, really.
Things that creep you out on SLSS that makes you immediately ban the person or delete their email
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Things that creep you out on SLSS that makes you immediately ban the person or delete their email       06-24-2017 22:35 PM
"So if a guy walked up to your wife and whipped his dick out or said "Hey baby let's fuck" without finding out if there was any chemistry at all with the other person you'd be ok with it?" You mean I'm not supposed to do that??
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       06-24-2017 20:32 PM
3 years ago (June 2014) while still living in Virginia) we spotted a younger (26-28) couple that for whatever reason we found interesting, and we emailed them, which is pretty uncommon for us. Within an hour we got the canned "No Thanks" email. Ok. We continued to see and perv their profile for some time afterwards. Yesterday, they popped up on our Who Viewed Me. They now live in PA and us in FL. But in looking at their profile we notice that their private pics are now open for us. This change was made some time between August 2014 and now. So JW what the deal could possibly be. Is that a subtle invitation for us to "try again"? Now that we live 1,000 miles away, what would be the point?
HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017       06-24-2017 15:25 PM
I pitched the full game in the heat. 13-5 win. Rather dramatic finish - all 3 outs of the last inning were strikeouts. Feels awesome to end the game on a K. I smell terrible, but I am in my swim trunks and I now have a pina colada in hand. I soon will be very comfy.
Videos .
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Videos .       06-24-2017 15:23 PM
They used to. You used to even be able to search for members with videos. But the site has since made some "improvements", most of which simply removed or corrupted existing features. Beats me why. You could posit this question in the Website section of the fora. Site staff occasionally address suggestions or complaints in there. Good luck, and welcome to the fora.
HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017       06-24-2017 08:57 AM
HT: in 35 minutes I take to the mound once again.
Recent Movies
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Recent Movies       06-23-2017 23:55 PM
Saw Wonder Woman tonight. It was alright. I don't generally like superhero movies, although Dr. Strange was excellent. I liked that it was set in WWI. Not a lot of movies are. It captures different kind of war than WW2 movies do.
The Profile sectioni needs another field
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The Profile sectioni needs another field       06-23-2017 14:36 PM
They're fine :)
The Profile sectioni needs another field
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The Profile sectioni needs another field       06-23-2017 14:31 PM
Pigeon deployed. Will report.
What A Great Name For A Rockband!
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > What A Great Name For A Rockband!       06-23-2017 14:19 PM
Bi Men in Panties ~ "Get a Room"
The Profile sectioni needs another field
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The Profile sectioni needs another field       06-23-2017 14:18 PM
LOL welcome to the fora. Helluva first post.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-23-2017 14:07 PM
Fun Fact: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!!!!
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-23-2017 14:06 PM
Oh that's not what I meant at all. I was suggesting that by some definitions Franco's dictatorship simply outlasted that of the Estado Novo, the semantics being in whether Spain's dictatorship ended with Franco's death or if it had already weakened much before then. *wondering if that carnation reference went flying by* I'm only very slightly aware of the history of Portugal's dictatorship....
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-23-2017 13:38 PM
I know this is probably a question of semantics and what constitutes a "dictatorship", but wasn't Franco at least in most respects a dictator until the very end in late 1975? I realize that he (oddly enough) laid some of the foundation for a (comparatively) smooth transition to democracy before he died. In any case, a carnation for you.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 12:05 PM
Well, I will tell you this.. I'm currently in a data analytics fight and the biggest problem I have is convincing the judge that I'm right and the other guy is wrong. The judge doesn't understand enough about it to decide and our law firm doesn't understand it well enough to be compelling in their arguments.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 11:28 AM
The DEA also should have been on that long ago. Those are all reportables.... major failure of their systems to have have caught him within weeks of initiating a volume like that.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 11:27 AM
Not sure. But I did spot a 25-year Glenlivet (and a 40-year Balvenie) not long ago. Probably pricey.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-23-2017 11:25 AM
There's some in South Florida. Even a town named Jai Alai....
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 11:25 AM
Some rough numbers.... 4 million pills over 5 years @ 30 pills per script = 26,700 a year, or roughly 130 scripts every weekday for 5 years. It blows my mind that volume like that goes unnoticed. Whoever manages their data analytics should be shot. I managed the pill mill data analytics for a major insurer on the west coast for a while... no way would shit like that have gotten past me.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 11:19 AM
Federal agents and police officers arrested Dr. David Taylor, 74, and two others for allegedly running a pill mill on Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island. The doctor diverted 4 million pills with a street value of $40 million to Staten Islanders over a period of 5 year, according to authorities. The pain management specialist allegedly took money and goods, including single malt whiskey, for the prescriptions. The Feds said the doctor would write scripts for oxycodone and Xanax without an examination, MRIs, or medical records. Authorities also arrested Vito Gallicchio, 48, and Daniel Garcia, 57. Officials said they conspired with Taylor to distribute the drugs; Gallicchio would direct fake patients to the doctor. Ahh... single malt.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 10:37 AM
Well, for what it's worth...here's the distinction I make. Other may or may not care. Discussing a news item for it's news item-iness is what I do. Arguing about the politics of it for the next 200 posts is what you (and some others) do. I'd discuss the news item-iness here. If I want to argue about the politics I waddle over there to do so. My own personal rules. You can all have your own.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-23-2017 10:02 AM
I didn't realize that this was going on. Snippets from an article - I know nothing more than what I'm posting here. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blockaded the country earlier this month. The State Department spoke out against the blockade, saying it hindered U.S. military operations against ISIS in the region. “I call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at the time.“There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade. We’re seeing shortages of food. Families are being forcibly separated, and children pulled out of school. We believe these are unintended consequences.” Saudi Arabia and the other nations cited Qatar’s relations with Iran, as well as what they say is Qatar’s support for extremist groups such as Hamas, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. audi Arabia and several other Arab nations have demanded that Qatar shutter the broadcasting network Al-Jazeera, cut diplomatic ties with Iran, and close Turkey's air base in the country, the Associated Press reported Thursday night. The list of demands was released by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the dispute. The list demanded that Qatar end all military cooperation with Turkey as well as an unspecified sum of money. According to the document, the country has 10 days to meet the list of demands. The U.S. has been pushing Saudi Arabia and the other nations to release their demands. -------- 10 days... or what?
WTF
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > WTF       06-23-2017 09:17 AM
Order the sugar free ones. If you've never read the reviews for Haribo sugar free gummie bears on amazon, go check it out.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-23-2017 09:16 AM
"This week, I'm gonna be an astronaut." We've got a few space cadets around here.... FF: I rarely hear that term anymore - "space cadet". It always made me chuckle.
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       06-22-2017 14:57 PM
I am Mrs VA's proofreader. I can be the most nitpicky anal proofing Nazi when I need to be. She has found, I believe, every possible way to misspell the words patient, physician and documentation.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-22-2017 13:23 PM
Fun Fact #1: I am a big fan of SciBabe on Facebook. Fun Fact #2: Her post today is sure to enrage millions. The title: chiropractic is bullshit.
Just Wondering
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Just Wondering       06-22-2017 10:43 AM
JW What common words do you routinely misspell, either because you habitually mistype them or you just keep forgetting how to spell it? Some of mine (deliberately misspelled) Misplell Seperate Solider Maintainance
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-22-2017 10:42 AM
A JTF-2 (Canadian special forces) sniper in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres (2.2 miles). This is more than 1,000 meters above the existing record of 2,475 set by a British sniper in Afghanistan in 2009. The Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target. It seems that Canadians are pretty good at killing people very far away. 3 of the top 5 longest sniper kills are held by Canadian soldiers.
Obituaries
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Obituaries       06-22-2017 10:12 AM
Ok so with Fokkers' new info it would seem more accurate if they were warning about *these particular* whipped cream canisters, not the hazards of whipped cream canisters in general which is how the sentence sounded to me.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-22-2017 09:42 AM
According to the wikipedia article the last Blue Fugate was born in 1975 and he lost his bluish hue as he got older. So the genes are still floating around out there but they are sufficiently diluted that they are unlikely to pop up again except by a rare accident. Unfortunately most image searches for the Blue Fugates are confounded by people confusing it methemoglobinemia with argyria, which is the blue color that morons get from drinking colloidal silver.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-22-2017 09:34 AM
I'm curious as to why the AMA has removed this resolution from their website. It's Resolution 406, btw, but the text of it is no longer available only 8 days after being adopted. I'm largely in favor of it in principle. The problem as I see it is that if I'm in the hospital and a tray of food arrives with unsalted unbuttered lukewarm broccoli, dried out skinless flavorless chicken breast and a bit of mashed potatoes, I'm going to be sending someone to McDonalds for me. If it's not tasty people aren't going to want to eat it. Such meals CAN be tasty, but that's difficult to achieve in an institutional setting. Not saying it can't be done but it can be daunting. As for the PCRM..... yeah.
Obituaries
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Obituaries       06-22-2017 09:13 AM
"her family, who warned of the potential risks of defective whip cream dispensers" See this drives me nuts. Some crazy freak accident happens and, while tragic, we treat everything like it's a death trap.
Quote of the Day - Meaningful, provocative and amusing quotes
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Quote of the Day - Meaningful, provocative and amusing quotes       06-21-2017 22:35 PM
"A lot of people hate my skepticism, and I think I understand why. The psychics offer wonders and endless possibilities in a world that often seems difficult and mundane. They promise health, wealth, wisdom, eternal life. But if you examine the record, it's not the psychics but the hard-nosed scientists who have actually delivered the things that improve human life. And, to me, science describes a world far more interesting than any psychic fantasy. It's a good world -- not perfect -- but it's ours. So we'd better learn to live with it, the way it is." - James Muthafuckin' Randi
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 21:12 PM
It's the dried tears of infidels :)
A Song to Suit your current Mood
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > A Song to Suit your current Mood       06-21-2017 19:31 PM
"Sharknado" - Quint
Things that creep you out on SLSS that makes you immediately ban the person or delete their email
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Things that creep you out on SLSS that makes you immediately ban the person or delete their email       06-21-2017 19:30 PM
"Omg!! The mrs is a goddess!! I have JO to her like 5x's!!" Seriously.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 19:27 PM
Oh no! Help us!
WTF
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > WTF       06-21-2017 19:13 PM
According to reports from the Guardian and the Washington Post, Do Jong-hwan — South Korea’s minister of sport — has announced he will seek help in hosting some of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics skiing events from North Korea. According to the reports, despite longstanding hostile relations between the neighboring countries, Jong-hwan believes co-hosting the Olympics can help foster peace in the Korean Peninsula. He also stated he believed that North Korea’s Masikryong Ski Resort has the potential to be a fantastic Olympic venue. The Post reports that Jong-hwan will discuss his proposal with Jang Woong, North Korea’s delegate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and IOC President Thomas Bach some time this month. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to thaw lingering tensions as we try to bring North Korea on board,” the Guardian reported Jong-hwan as telling the Korea Herald. Jong-hwan is also supposedly mulling over the idea of forming a singular inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team for the 2018 Games. The Post quoted Jong-hwan as saying he hopes that North Korea will accept the olive branch and, in turn, make the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics a “peace Olympics.”
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 18:23 PM
You don't win points with me for the 4 trillionth time you've used the term "ad hominem". You're an embarrassment to those you are politically aligned with. A walking talking embodiment of the stereotype that costs Democrats elections. I *know* you don't care, and that's why it'll keep happening.
Quote of the Day - Meaningful, provocative and amusing quotes
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Quote of the Day - Meaningful, provocative and amusing quotes       06-21-2017 18:18 PM
"Can't you just run the data through some software and have it tell you everything that's wrong with it?" - A young and very naive lawyer who, while ambitious, doesn't have the slightest idea what we are doing for her, and won't hold still long enough to find out.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 18:08 PM
You've earned a place among those not worthy of having a discussion with, Sar. Beyond sheer mockery I'm not bothering with you. Enjoy life in your bubble.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 17:57 PM
"I said they are stone heads. Rural Republican will never vote for Dem no matter what and Trump proves my point. If Adolf Hitler runs for president as Republican he would be now our president. It will not matter a bit that he killed million...republicans will vote for him simply because he is republican. " I think I'm being downright diplomatic when I simply tell you that it's outrageous and just plain ignorant. If you have any shame whatsoever about the ignorance you spew you'll look up some things about GA-6 before you say one more word about them and all of their "rural Republicans". At least I have the ballsack to call out idiot conservatives like Mickey when they post analogously outrageous and ignorant garbage.
thoughts on having a Renter in the house who is also in the lifestyle . good or bad?
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > thoughts on having a Renter in the house who is also in the lifestyle . good or bad?       06-21-2017 17:45 PM
I agree with tbr.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 17:44 PM
Shit I'd forgotten all about the goddamn red pistachios and red dye everywhere. Fascinating, actually. Thanks for sharing.
How's the Weather Out There
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > How's the Weather Out There       06-21-2017 17:10 PM
"Please be nice Cindy. " Yes, Cindy. When you blow us, please be gentle and use lots of moisture. And finish with a counterclockwise swirl, of course.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 17:08 PM
GA-6 has done nothing but shrink as Georgia has gained congressional seats and the Atlanta suburbs have exploded, but the main reason it has been held by Republicans for so long is because Newt Gingrich was the House Rep from 1979-1999. So was pretty well cemented in there. You're giving Sar an awful lot of credit. He didn't say anything about gerrymandering from what I saw, and didn't even make a casual reference to it. He's just done his usual Republicans idiots corrupt blah blah blah.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-21-2017 16:00 PM
Who knows. It appears to be in good condition and never have been flooded or anything. The statue was put up in 1906, but that doesn't mean that that's how old the time capsule is. Hopefully there is something inside that indicates who put it there, when, and why.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 15:45 PM
We might have a lot of things in common on paper, but not in how we see things.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 15:44 PM
My lead off in the Adventures of Mary Lee thread had some smartassery, in reference to the great and typically superfluous detail often given as to what Mrs. Sharky was up to, but that's all.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-21-2017 15:42 PM
A Confederate monument erected in 1906 here in Orlando was taken down and moved yesterday. What was not expected is that a time capsule was inside. It’s unclear what’s in the time capsule. But it’s a small, rusted box that’s about three pounds. The city will open it soon. Interesting.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 14:34 PM
Uh huh.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 14:33 PM
"Hey Inez Did you notice that there is now a thread dedicated to reports of Mary Lee the shark? " That's what I wrote. If that counts as "pushy" in your book it's probably pointless to discuss much of anything.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 14:27 PM
Fun Fact: You're inferring a fight where there is not one. It's just been the convention. It's not binding. I've been abundantly clear that I'm not TELLING her where she can and can't post anything. I simply made a suggestion, which she chose to not take. Fine.
WTF
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > WTF       06-21-2017 14:20 PM
Kibbs should change her profile name to septuagenarian_slut.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 14:14 PM
I've never told her she can't. She can do as she pleases with her incessant shark updates. But Kibbs' point was that if a topic becomes persistent within a particular thread, rather than a "flavor of the week", it's generally been considered appropriate to give it its own thread. Hence why Obituaries don't go in Bitch of the Day, Weather doesn't go in Happy Thoughts, etc. If she wants to give daily updates about Mary Lee in here, fine.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-21-2017 14:10 PM
btw Kibbs my frustration wasn't directed at anyone in particular. I have other frustrations I'd like to take out on you. ;)
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-21-2017 14:09 PM
Well the thing is that that's not likely to happen either. Right now a big state like California, if it were to take it upon itself to divvy out all of the votes proportionally, 17 of its votes would have gone to Trump, shifting the balance even FURTHER in favor of Republicans. In other words, unless they are ALL going to do it, nobody is going to do it. If big states did this and small states didn't, it would be a Republican slaughter. A way to circumvent this exists known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, where participant states all agree to change their EC votes to those of the national vote, but it will come into effect only when it will guarantee that outcome. Kind of a slimy way to do business, but OK. All states signed on are blue, so it would be interesting to see if they stuck to their word should an election occur where it meant an EC win for (D) would shift to an (R). But in any case, this is also bloody unlikely.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-21-2017 13:56 PM
I guess I just don't see the point in arguing about it. What would need to happen to change it isn't going to happen. Hence, it's not going to happen. We might as well argue about whether or not it's fair that people grow old and die or how many hours a day the sun should shine. It doesn't matter. Now, on a state by state level, that's another matter....
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 13:54 PM
It sure is. Never assume it's going to be a cake walk. Politicians and their supporters get their ass handed to them all the time when they do.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 13:51 PM
I already made one. She isn't interested.
The morning news anything worth conversing about
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The morning news anything worth conversing about       06-21-2017 13:48 PM
Arrrgh I can't believe I'm responding to this topic in here, andI hate to act like I'm shutting down the conversation, but.... You can all talk about how you want things to be, but there are a few "this is the way it is" facts in the way: 1. State laws dictate how EC votes are given out. Winner-take-all is not part of the US constitution. States make their own rules. Not all are winner-take-all. Maine and Nebraska, for example, divvy them out according to a formula. 2. It would take a constitutional amendment to make things like you want. 3. A constitutional amendment needs 38 states on board to make it happen. That's EVERY STATE with 12 or less electoral college votes. Since most smaller states are in favor of the EC model, you're asking for almost all of the smaller states to give up their power voluntarily. So - tough titty, kids. It ain't gonna happen. Barring some sort of revolution, we are all going to live and die with the EC model we have firmly in place.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 13:41 PM
His use of the term "stone heads" might be in reference to the whole "stone mountain" thing, although Stone Mountain isn't in the 6th district.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 13:17 PM
" most are stone heads." That's the spirit. Just call them all stupid. It worked so well in 2016.
The absolute hotttest pics on SLS.
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > The absolute hotttest pics on SLS.       06-21-2017 12:30 PM
Are you who I think you are?
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 12:00 PM
Well the thing is that so many people believe that Trump (and by extension any Republican) are so reviled that none have any chance of winning. If the seat had switched to (D), Sar would be in here crowing about how it's a repudiation of Republicans, etc. But it didn't. As a chemist I always insisted that you learn far more from failures than successes, provided you were willing to learn from them.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 11:02 AM
I'll save some people the trouble and take a guess as to the reasoning... this is semi-sarcastic hyperbole but I'm sure you get the idea. When educated and wealthy people vote Democrat, they are being smart and independent thinkers When educated and wealthy people vote Republican, they are greedy rich racists being manipulated by a clever Republican propaganda machine When poor or minority people vote Democrat, they are being smart and independent thinkers When poor or minority people vote Republican, they are stupid illiterate racists manipulated by a clever Republican propaganda machine ------------- I'm fully aware that Republican "true believers" paint Democrats the same way, as either helpless losers dependent on the welfare state or rich elitist snobs, depending on what works for their situation. But I'm speaking here of this situation - an educated district, and turnout was 59% - quite high for a special election.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 10:22 AM
So since we can apparently talk about any topic in this thread... re this Georgia race... I didn't pay much attention to this. I'd been trying to ignore politics lately. But I'm seeing an awful lot of butthurt. Yes both sides poured in zillions of dollars. But this district is not full of a bunch of toothless rednecks. It is the 6th most educated House district in the country. How do we reconcile this?
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 09:23 AM
I imagine that some liberals enjoy Sar's role as a bomb-thrower, taking advantage of the explosions but not taking responsibility for them. I had thought about creating a thread called The Sar Report. Analogous to the Drudge Report. All partisan, all the time. Some straight-up news but mostly cherry-picked wording, misleading headlines, or stuff that's flat out wild speculation. Just throw it all out there and take responsibility for none of it. Rather than creating a thread for every brain fart he could post them all in there. Or not.
HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017       06-21-2017 09:18 AM
Another one (no longer allowed) A friend of a friend had a plate intended to confuse red light cameras etc. some variant of O00OO0O0 Basically the zeros and letters were indistinguishable on the grainy photograph and the person trying to look it up would eventually just give up. He'd blow tolls red lights etc never got tickets. A similar one would be I1II1I11.
HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017       06-21-2017 09:12 AM
I saw a Florida plate which was GAY B52. This is a common configuration in Florida so it's possible that it was random. But it's funny. Also saw a vanity plate from Maryland which said "MRS DP". Not sure what that was about.
MAGA
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > MAGA       06-21-2017 09:07 AM
That's close to my limit of understanding. I used to read a lot of theoretical physics but it's been a while, and even longer since my formal education on the topic. I think my last class in quantum was in 1996 and I probably read my last book - I think Glashow's - on the topic in perhaps 2005. I found it interesting but struggled terribly with the calculus behind it. I'm sure it's advanced since then and my understanding is out of date.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 08:59 AM
"So in Georgia you will not get it..stupid is as stupid does..fact." Anyone who thinks that this election would determine minimum wages in Georgia should be more careful about calling other people stupid.
HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > HAPPY THOUGHTS -- 2017       06-21-2017 08:48 AM
Being shared around Facebook is a picture of a woman changing her license plate after not being happy with the one New Jersey issued her. L8 4ANL. It shows her holding her new plate and smiling next to the old one, saying "it's official - I am no longer late for anal!"
MAGA
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > MAGA       06-21-2017 08:25 AM
OK two things: 1. This is not a political topic and has nothing to do with Trump. Maybe you can find articles about earthquakes or car accidents and just tag them with MAGA to make them political? 2. This is a practical application of Bell's theorem whereas quantum numbers of photon pairs remain paired even when separated. Neat-o. 3. All satellite signals are composed of photons and are of a quantum nature. The news stories you are reading are not describing it very well, although it's not an easy concept to grasp. The differences here from a normal satellite are that the photons are being sent in the visible spectrum vs microwave or other radio-type signals (although a visible laser-based signal is not without precedent) and that the photons are being generated in a way that allows (somehow) control over quantum numbers of said photons. I don't know how they overcome problems with Rayleigh scattering. That's over my head.
MAGA
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > MAGA       06-21-2017 07:26 AM
I'll need to find an article on this written by someone who knows what the fuck they are talking about. Every news story I can find on it is garbage.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 06:22 AM
Oh bubbles happen at an earlier stage when dissolved gasses are driven out of solution.
Fun Facts
FORUMS > General Discussions > Open Forum > Fun Facts       06-21-2017 00:03 AM
Eh..... Boiling water is 95C in Denver and 71C at the peak of Everest. Humans cannot tolerate water higher than 57C for more than a few seconds.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION
FORUMS > General Discussions > Politics > RUSSIAN COLLUSION       06-21-2017 00:00 AM
What the hell is this guy talking about?
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