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General Comments / Re: But yeah, Antifa is the real threat
« on: December 31, 2021, 09:51:15 PM »
Nah, the idea was he quite regularly used to sometimes go out and "trick people." Eh. Don't ask me.

Anyway, he last did it with that weird name attacking trannies. He also tended to post a whole lot. So. If it's not you, my sincere apologies. If it is, I get a cookie.
Ah, I see the "post a whole lot" resemblance at least (I do seem to suffer periodic extreme splurges here), though nothing whatsoever else.  Certainly not the racism or the "attacking trannies" (indeed I'm forced the rather tsk at the use of "trannies" therein, which is a ladder even Caitlin Moran had to climb down a while ago).

In case my initial comment seemed in any way like a non-denial denial, I've never used "Pete at Home" as a username anywhere, nor have I been on any version of this forum under any other username prior to this one.

No friend, anyone who knows how you speak or act will recognize you. I guess you thought it was clever, or original, to take another name from Ender's Game for your self?

It wasn't.

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General Comments / Re: But yeah, Antifa is the real threat
« on: December 31, 2021, 03:42:29 PM »
Nah, the idea was he quite regularly used to sometimes go out and "trick people." Eh. Don't ask me.

Anyway, he last did it with that weird name attacking trannies. He also tended to post a whole lot. So. If it's not you, my sincere apologies. If it is, I get a cookie.

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General Comments / Re: But yeah, Antifa is the real threat
« on: December 31, 2021, 12:33:07 PM »
So you all know, you know how that super racist guy, we all knew he was Pete at Home? We told him to go *censored* himself and then he pissed off?


Alai is Pete at Home and it's...it's really not even hard to see.

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General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:39:37 AM »
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I've never heard this notion of a Macron coup.

Can't find the original citation, but it was his opponents basically using the "Big Lie/Steal" playbook same as the Trumpians. Meanwhile, there is of course rumbling about French generals threating a coup, which is why I couldn't find the specific quote I had read earlier.

So if it comes down to the better poster child for Democracy between the UK and the US... I don't know enough about UK politics to make a judgement. Structurally the representative structure is more proportionally matched to the population. All of the US greatest hits seem to show up there, though. Voter roll purges, as you mentioned.

Maybe the most important measure is the confidence that the population has in their democracy.

26 % of Britons say Democracy is not working well. 38% said the voting system is fair, 40% said no.

study

People don't vote. That's the issue.

It's one thing to call people and do a telephone poll (with the people who don't just hang up,) and it's another entirely to hang those results on the entire population.

They. Don't. Vote. The entire idea of democracy falls apart entirely when the very people who could be helped just ...

Look. The UK idea of socialism is...it's weird. It got ripped apart by Thatcher, to an extent her own party, to this day, is trying very hard to introduce American ideas into our way of doing things.

It *is* still there, that idea, but it's attacked at every point by right wing politicians and Murdoch media. It's been ripped apart for decades in the mid class media.

They're learning. The enemy. You can see it in Boris Johnson, the way he pretended he was an idiot who couldn't comb his hair.

Eh. I've been trying to explain this *censored*, unfortunately science says at my best I'll influence maybe 9 or 10 people.

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General Comments / Re: God Exists
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:15:22 AM »
He makes clear by God that he means the 'all powerful and all knowing' being as typical of the Christian view of God.
Yes, but that appears not as the Theistic Entity he claims to have demonstrated to necessarily exist by means of the cosmological argument.  That's not to this point allegedly necessitated by that to be the Christian god, or even (say) the Neoplatonists' The One.  It might just be the Deity -- I was tempted to say the Jeffersonian Deity, but that'd be a bluff-your-way-in-deism guess on my part, and one I might well be called on, so I'd better not.  The promised second lemma will presumably be intended to get us into that latter sort of area.

You have to remember, JoshuaD believes and argues for Catholic Christian beliefs at every turn. To an outside observer, he is a Catholic Christian. He just won't admit it. He's one of those annoying, "I'm not religious, I'm spiritual" people.

Take that into account and ignore his claims and everything he writes becomes a lot easier to understand.

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General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 30, 2021, 05:00:17 PM »
Two things?

Holy *censored* yes. There *is* no Constitution in the UK. All the time, every time, I try hard to explain how the people here just don't get it that they don't hav these rights, and there is nothing  to back them up. What I get is they have a monarch who is always willing to put their two cents in and protect the rights. Jesus *censored*ing Christ. I almost get and understand from the point of a thousand year old country that had to do all that feudal *censored*, fine.

No. Prince John got bullied into Magna Carta against his will and that's fair enough. He was also the first monarch to bother learning English. The rest, you know, the monarchs, they decided because they were French, *censored* the *peasant* tongue.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 30, 2021, 04:44:36 PM »
100% not scared. I stopped giving credence to anecdotal observations (I know a guy) a year ago after stories about "otherwise healthy young people" dying from covid started becoming a narrative. You either believe macro data on who's really at risk or you don't. Mandates and policies should be driven based on broad stats, not I know a guy.

The Herman Cain award stuff, apart from being an unintentional self-own, is a push to revel in schadenfreude that is a disturbing phenomenon.

Pretty much, anecdotally, nothing in my etended social network is sounding alarms for the under 50 crowd that is otherwise healthy, even the meta-data has those cases as extreme outliers. It just happens that a 1 in 50,000+ chance turns into a lot of sad stories when you're talking about millions of infected.

I still also suspect there is a genetic component in play, and so far as has been experienced in my extended family, rather than the social network in general. It looks like one where my family cleared the genetic lottery on the worst of it.

Tbf, he's absolutely right. There is no way to acknowledge that some get mild symptoms and others have 2-4 family members die. It's easier *now*, yes, we can blame it all on vaccines. But he is absolutely correct. Some people, genetically, do not give one *censored* about the cornavirus. They flat out don't care. The exact same way all of our ancestors were lucky enough to have the genetic answer to the common cold.

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General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 28, 2021, 06:00:01 PM »
https://www.mediaite.com/news/rand-paul-mocked-for-claiming-democrats-steal-elections-using-completely-legal-methods/

I mean, c'mon. This dumbass said the quiet part out loud , fair enough, but this is all you need for an insight into current conservative mindset. They do *not* want as many legitimate voters to vote, because they would *lose.* Instead they try to make it as hard as possible to vote, to in hopes *their* people will somehow pull off a victory.

America was the first big country to truly take in at least the idea of democracy, truly astounding how we're still given the role as flagbearers when gerrymandering and this BS is so. Very. Clear.

To the entire world.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 21, 2021, 04:09:51 AM »
I've done a lot of self-reflection around masks, trying to determine the "why" I objected to much of it. Initially, I was certain that 99% of my personal objections were based on simply chafing at the idea of being told what to place over my face and the other authoritarian aspects of mask policies.

As I read all the conflicting studies and the stream of misinformation by our experts, I became more skeptical.

The director of the CDC (Walensky) recently said that "the evidence is clear" that masks reduce your risk of infection by "more than 80 percent". Such a risk reduction would be higher than what the vaccines themselves provide. People have since asked for the source of this 80% figure, but no source has been provided. Propaganda vs wise counsel.

This was also clear way back when Fauci lied (for our own good) about masks being useless. One can debate motivations, but it's clear the folks at the CDC are fine fabricating facts if they believe it's for the greater good, and so skepticism around masks seems fairly well placed.

I also believe these two things can be simultaneously true: 1. Masks when properly used can prevent droplets and reduce individual viral transmission in enclosed environments. 2. Broad mask mandates for a variety of reasons do not appear to have direct and reliable benefits with regards to macro case trends.

ScottF-

Glad to talk to you!

I'm super impressed that everyone on your side is just keeping up with this. I mean, I'd offer r/HermanCainAward to help you along but you must have seen it.

Jesus, just remind people you're talking to try not to kill their grandparents, we'll be square.

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General Comments / Re: The Manchinian Candidate
« on: December 21, 2021, 04:03:23 AM »
If the Democrats got all of the tax increases that they have ever dreamed of having, I doubt there's anyone in the world who seriously believes the result would be the national debt getting reduced by even a penny. Any money gained, assuming any is gained, would be spent down to the last dollar and the some. Manchin sees this quite clearly. All Republicans have been aware of this for decades. It is known.

Come on. You know better.

There absolutely *is* a way to give the people in a country things like education, healthcare, childcare. Literally parts of your federal government are trying as best they can to restrict the ability of women to have have kids.

There *is* a way to pull this all off and I'm kind of sick about hearing how "their population is smaller."

It's the United States of America. The Magilla Gorilla of anyone who wants to show their face. Take a look at how much land is technically in the Fed's control.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: December 21, 2021, 03:53:12 AM »
Ya'll probably know my posts, and how I tend to respond and speak.

Take it from someone who knows, this "Ephrem Moseley," fellow is on something lol. That or it's a really crappy troll gambit.

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General Comments / Re: Truth Social
« on: December 21, 2021, 03:38:52 AM »
That's a bit harsh, Drake. I admire Lambert being involved on this medium at his age. Same way my Grandad who was born in the 1920's but had me on his lap showing me Commodore computers in the late 80's. And it's a bit harsh to just call him impaired or deluded and then call it a day. I get it, but if that's the tone we're going to set why don't we all just exchange Facebook or Twitter to make it more efficient?

If you think someone is being an idiot in the public square, best thing to do, if you can't be bothered to remind everyone *again* that they're an idiot, is to let them keep talking. If you try to drown them out you just lend them legitimacy.

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General Comments / Re: Republican or Not
« on: December 08, 2021, 08:58:51 PM »
Love it.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 08, 2021, 08:28:39 PM »
And on this in particular, totally. 10-20k years ago the common cold killed a whole bunch of people, and us lucky people are the descendents of those who were resistant. The point is we'll resist (vaccines) and the virus will mutate to be less deadly and more transmissible and a hundred years from now it'll be "just" the flu.

I'd be highly surprised if it persists past 2024 as an issue in the borders of the US. In some respects, I think it'll be a mostly dead issue for much of the electorate in the US by November 2022. Even if people are still dying by the hundreds per week across the nation by that point. (For comparison on average, 694 people died from car accidents in the US during every week of 2019; at present we're doing good to have that as the 7 day running average for daily deaths) For that matter, we've had years where the flu outpaced deaths from car accidents, and the Flu itself has been practically absent in the US since the Covid restrictions were put in place. It isn't just that the testing rates have dropped, the positivity rates for those being tested is extremely low.

I get where you're coming from, but no.

I'll admit covid is really big for media numbers, but end of the day it's not going away. No matter what we do.

The people who die from it are going to die. Very sad, most of them will have been antivax so I just can't bring myself to care *too* much.

It will keep mutating and there will be a different varient every year. This is *exactly* what influenza is and does. It's why we get called in every year for a new flu shot. The genie is out of the bottle, so to speak, and there's no shoving it back in.

There will be a flu shot, and there will be a covid shot. People who don't take them will die at a higher frequency then those who do. It's not rocket science.

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General Comments / Re: Election Results
« on: December 08, 2021, 08:08:13 PM »
Stepping aside from the reflex Repug position of, "If we make it easier for anyone to vote, we'll lose," the biggest threat to democracy is gerrymandering. That's the reason Repugs are even still a thing, given the numbers you literally have to craft specially made districts so they are still relevant.

"Bu-bu-but Quag, the Democratic party does the same thing!"

Yeah we do, but we'd be the first to give it up, because as I said the numbers are in our favor. On literally every issue.

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General Comments / Re: God Exists
« on: December 08, 2021, 07:48:40 PM »
This all seems to have an anthromorphical bias behind it.

We exist, therefore we must be special. That's the idea. And yet, we have no idea just how large the universe actually is. The biggest telescopes and best technology can only show things that are close enough to share their light with us, within the last few billion years. We don't know how big the universe is, and literally can not know. For all we know, it could be an infinitely big place, with us and our observed "universe" taking up one very small part.

That may be getting off topic, I guess. If you roll enough dice you'll get whatever result you want. In this case, it's animals in the ape classification looking into the sky and wondering what the meaning of "is," is. Those animals are inclined to think that because they're "special," the universe itself must have been crafted to their own specific needs.

You say it's God. I say in an unlimited uni(or multi)verse with unlimited attempts at least one of them will give us our current world, and we don't need to fall to our knees and open our mouths because of that.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: December 01, 2021, 06:29:05 AM »
Fun fact - most dinosaurs were smaller sized. The big ones get coverage because their bones look good in museums, but it was an entire ecosystem and even the little ones were still dinosaurs. Including the birds!

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General Comments / Re: The Jan 6 Commission
« on: December 01, 2021, 06:21:04 AM »
If people in the year 2021 were trying to organise a democratic overthrow and *weren't* using burner phones, *that* would be the story. We've all seen Breaking Bad, right?

I still haven't watched it? But I've been familiar with the idea of burner phones since coverage into the investigation of the September 11th attacks 20 years ago.

Two things.

1) Watch it.

2) When things get tough, you don't want a criminal attorney. You want a *criminal* attorney.

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General Comments / Re: The Jan 6 Commission
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:58:13 AM »
If people in the year 2021 were trying to organise a democratic overthrow and *weren't* using burner phones, *that* would be the story. We've all seen Breaking Bad, right?

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:47:24 AM »
End of the day everything answers to Darwin. If you kill your victim before they can spread your love, you lose out. Roll enough dice and a highly transmissible, low fatality virus wins out. See : the common cold.

It is equally likely the "common cold" (which is actually a whole slate of different virii) simply killed off anyone who was highly vulnerable to its primary means of attack, and humanity moved on with its existence.

And on this in particular, totally. 10-20k years ago the common cold killed a whole bunch of people, and us lucky people are the descendents of those who were resistant. The point is we'll resist (vaccines) and the virus will mutate to be less deadly and more transmissible and a hundred years from now it'll be "just" the flu.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:38:14 AM »
End of the day everything answers to Darwin. If you kill your victim before they can spread your love, you lose out. Roll enough dice and a highly transmissible, low fatality virus wins out. See : the common cold.

It is equally likely the "common cold" (which is actually a whole slate of different virii) simply killed off anyone who was highly vulnerable to its primary means of attack, and humanity moved on with its existence.

I'm comfortable with the idea that the antivax electorate is going to Darwin themselves out of relevance. The Herman Cain Award is literally people sitting back and laughing as people kill themselves.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:52:26 PM »
Omicron might actually be the best thing that could have happened. Reports are stating that it's highly transmissible, low symptom.

The Spanish Flu ended in a similar way, it mutated to something that spread easier but had less severe symptoms.

End of the day everything answers to Darwin. If you kill your victim before they can spread your love, you lose out. Roll enough dice and a highly transmissible, low fatality virus wins out. See : the common cold.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: June 29, 2021, 11:21:16 AM »
My coworker - like myself. Was fully vaccinated. He was older and a smoker, so we all know what could have happened. Serious cold/flu for half a week.

We also know the only reason he became ill is due to idiots out there fighting the anti vax fight.

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General Comments / Pence, faith, and freedom
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:07:42 PM »
https://www.mediaite.com/politics/mike-pence-gets-heckled-at-faith-freedom-coalition-summit-with-boos-and-cries-of-traitor/

Holy crap. Is this the same feeling ya'll conservatives get when the Biden/Clinton type democrats are fighting with the Bernieites? Because of if it is I'm totally getting the schadenfreude now. Hahaha.

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General Comments / Re: So will you take the vaccine?
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:58:29 PM »
Good points, and I get what you're saying.

However.

I was diagnosed diabetic in 1988, as a child, and I promise you, all of that about how people weren't aware that blasting your metabolism with high amounts of carbs all the time wasn't exactly healthy has been known for a while.

I'll grant you, professionals may well have been assuming that if your body had the appropriate insulin to deal with it, it wasn't a big deal. But they absolutely knew the biochemical processes and the risks therein.

And yeah, a low carb diet has all the benefits you've listed. Like I said, you need to get *some* carbs but if you cut down the amount you're probably going to feel better.

To be fair, it's entirely possible that you could substitute "carbs" with "calories" and get the same result. Most (Western) people just flat out eat too much these days and end up feeling pretty crappy for it.

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General Comments / Re: So will you take the vaccine?
« on: June 18, 2021, 06:56:12 PM »
If you're running on less then 30g carbs a day then you're running off of the ultrapure liver stored glucagon. Which is a finite resource. Please don't ever advise again that people don't have carbs.

I don't believe I did advise anyone not to have carbs. That being said, the literature these things is increasingly pointing to the fact that most health ailments previously attributed to fats are in fact the result of eating refined sugars and too many carbs in general. So even for a regular diet there seems to be an increasing consensus that cutting out sugars, starch, and other such things is essentially a no-brainer for health benefits. Stopping the spiking of your blood sugar level is a win-win. Regarding an ultra-low carb diet that is only supposed to be for short-term usage anyhow.

Course not, my apologies. Atkins diet became real popular about fifteen years ago, and now we're hearing about it again now except people are calling it the keto diet.

Is a healthy low carb diet healthy? Course it is. We used to hear about it as diets with like an abundance of leafy greens and *censored*. And I wasn't trying to cast aspersions. Just...it's like talking about how lean rabbit meat is, how healthy living it is. Healthy it might be, but that same lean meat will give you protein poisoning if you take it too far and don't eat fat with it

Good diets are good diets but, and call me silly if you need to, I fall into the camp of all human beings are inherently stupid. Advertising something as inherently dangerous as a keto diet without giving the danger warnings on it doesn't strike me as wise.

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General Comments / Re: So will you take the vaccine?
« on: June 18, 2021, 04:00:10 PM »
If you're running on less then 30g carbs a day then you're running off of the ultrapure liver stored glucagon. Which is a finite resource. Please don't ever advise again that people don't have carbs.

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General Comments / Re: So will you take the vaccine?
« on: June 18, 2021, 03:55:15 PM »
My Wife and I have been considering trying Keto. What has your experience been with it so far?  Hard to adapt?  Weight loss success?  Ease of Implementation?

What I can say of it is that I'm not the best spokesperson since I modified what the diet is to suit my own ends. For instance keto doesn't allow milk (due to lactose content) but I wanted to keep it in my diet for calcium and D. It also recommends 75% of calories to come from fat, which no matter where the science points these days freaks me out. I'm not going to deliberately eat fatty food just for the heck of it. So I eat  more protein as a proportion of my diet than keto recommends also. Plus I do a cheat day once a week just to mix it up.

That being said, you'd be surprised how easy it gets to have practically zero carbs through much of the day. For instance the other day I had eggs and meat for breakfast, a keto bar and cashew milk midday with a few berries, and by dinner (another meat meal, so at time I verge on the carnivore diet) I actually said, hm, I've barely had any carbs at all, better go get an ice cream or something  :D  Also, getting off the blood-sugar mayhem with these hunger cravings is excellent. You feel hungry, but not suddenly desperate for food like you would a few hours after having pizza.

As far weight loss there is another compounding factor, because I have pretty serious tendonitis in my Achilles tendon, which at first rendered me almost incapacitated. Now I can go for walks and do some biking finally, but it's a slow slog back into being able to do stuff pain-free. So my regular amount of physical activity is just not there. As a result my fitness level is in a holding pattern until I get back to multi cardio workouts a week. That being said, I might well be worse off had I been on a normal carbtistic diet, but that's counterfactual so moot.

The worse is the first week. If you can do that you're ok. But I wouldn't recommend it for long-term, it's a 1-3 month thing at a time. As I understand it, otherwise you put too much pressure on your liver synthesizing glucose from your glycogen all the time.

A ketoacidioc diet is based upon the idea that when you starve yourself you lose weight. Taking science into account, and being very careful, it can be successful.

Most all cells in the the human body depend on energy to run. Most all cells will do fine, but without complex or simple carbohydrates, nerve cells will do not.




 Yes, all of your muscle or bone or tendons can run off of your fat. Those formally named cells? They can and often do have a very bad time if their own specific metabolism isn't being run by DJ Carbohydrate.

What you need to do is to train you body off if what's it's been running off of. Which is both simple and complex carbohydrates. When most of the body is used to running off of that and then all of a sudden it's not there, the body freaks out and starts running off of stored fat content. As an emergency measure.

So the diet is, you cut your body off of almost all carbohydrates. Almost all, because even the most extreme ones acknowledge that your brain still needs fuel. Your brain and nerve cells will straight up starve to death if you try giving them only fats and proteins. Look up ketoacidosis on wiki if you don't believe me. Run your metabolism and muscles off of protein. It's certainly possible. If you can actually stick to it? It'll work, guaranteed. Only to an extent, though.

Anyone with anorexic tendencies, or people who might not understand the concempt? Bad complications are on their way.

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General Comments / Re: Terrible electricity problems
« on: June 18, 2021, 03:25:09 PM »
That's how it works. Right up to teenage parties not taking place until the sun has gone down. This is a place that might be good for servers, but sometimes the humans need to step aside.

Ha, those servers would fair worse than your average human without the AC.

Haha, humans, those *censored*.

Anyway, humans, well. No one is fond of them, perhaps myself most of all.

When it comes to a *server* that can live beyond the inevitable earthquake, blizzard, tornado, hurricane, or whatever other spot in the eye of a god believing person that can't be blamed on them, that can attributed to just... whatever?

Ball don't die. Companies pay money. Of all places Arizona is the home of servers

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General Comments / Re: Terrible electricity problems
« on: June 16, 2021, 01:28:15 PM »
Man, that's just...

Look. I'm an Arizonan. Spent twenty years growing up there. I know how living in a desert works, and here's the secret.

It's AC.

AC in the cars, in the stores, in the homes, in any place that a reasonable person would expect a living human being to walk in.

That's how it works. Right up to teenage parties not taking place until the sun has gone down. This is a place that might be good for servers, but sometimes the humans need to step aside.

If you've ever met an Arizonan in your life who tried to make out like it was 115 outside and they were just going about their day, you got sold a bill of goods. If it's 115 or 120 out the only thing any reasonable human being is doing is reconsidering their life choices for being in that situation or finding the nearest  AC.

Best of luck, Texans. I guess? Y'all kinda chose this for yourselves.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:56:57 AM »
Eh. We had an, "outbreak," at work this week.

Except it wasn't, not really. Some anti-vax guy managed to infect himself and die, and one of the clients he'd diseased with his BS ended up hospitalised.

Company and ourselves came out the other side just fine. I dunno, we're not Israel or anything but maybe I'm allowing my country's vaccine availability to affect my compassion. Here's how I see it - anyone properly at risk, or who have serious complication issues, they've all had their shot at a shot. If they say no and then die, sad story but let's move on.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:42:25 PM »
It seems like DJQuag showed up as one of the users on in the last 15 minutes so that's hopeful and if it's the good news it should be then welcome back!

Ain't it just like a conservative to have them find some some out the way BS to call you out.

I came through, mostly due to a couple instances that wouldn't favor the people involved once it went down to UK DOL legislation. I'm choosing not to press that issue because while I'm a piece of *censored* whom deserves to die, I never have and never will hurt anyone besides myself. And the idiots thought they were just doing their job.

I mean, what kind of an *censored* can't even kill himself? Well I'll sort that out soon but, as always, nice hearing from you gentlemen/women.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: June 03, 2021, 06:07:47 AM »
And I might be American, but at least I didn't shoot up some people on the way out. Yay for me and bucking cultural trends.

Do kinda wish I had access to a gun though, would have been much quicker and cleaner.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: June 03, 2021, 06:01:19 AM »
Hey so I've been off and on here for close to 20 years and I know I've been a pain in the ass at times, and I'm sorry for that. In other news just injected myself with enough insulin to kill a herd of elephants, they won't be able to inject enough sugar intravenously without swelling my brain stem up too much, I'm out, I'm done, and I've legitimately never been more happy In the past 20 years.

Don't know what's up next, I'm not religious, so whether it's back to black or some other crazy thing I don't know but I'm gonna find out real soon. Best of luck to all ya'll.

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General Comments / Re: coronavirus
« on: June 03, 2021, 03:58:40 AM »
Am I the only one who is thinking, "Ya'll had your chance." Like anyone who was legit susceptible or working in a dangerous industry, they've *all* been given the choice of getting a vaccine and if they say, "No," and then get it and die I'll be real sad and all but I'll also be thinking about children playing games that involve them running across freeway traffic.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: June 02, 2021, 03:46:19 PM »
DeSantis not Christie.  Christie is NJ not FL.
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Truth, my apologies. Remember I'm keeping an eye on it all as an ex pat from across the ocean lol.]

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: June 02, 2021, 03:35:18 PM »
Florida just passed a law preventing Trans people to participate in a sport other then their birth sex.

Yeah this is Christie thinking he's going to be the next Trump.

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General Comments / Re: New trans laws
« on: June 02, 2021, 03:29:27 PM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/04/15/politics/anti-transgender-legislation-2021/index.html

Yeah, whether you agree with the message or not 2021 is definitely a year for conservatives to suddenly get worried about trans people.

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General Comments / New trans laws
« on: June 02, 2021, 02:41:54 PM »
Gonna be real for a second, I don't and never have gotten the whole trans thing. Think it's like when my Dad couldn't understand gay marriage. Probably a generational thing.

Anyway I've got no issue with anyone doing whatever they want with their own body so I'm cool with it all, and I'm also kind of curious about the recent rash of laws aiming at trans issues. Is this just an acceptable blowback against BIDEN STRONG 2020 or are right wing politicians in right wing states trying to get votes locked in with...their electorate.

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General Comments / Re: The Jan 6 Commission
« on: June 02, 2021, 02:25:39 PM »
It's funny because I remember comparing the two transitions with my work colleagues, UK residents. In 2017 I was super proud, was like, "Look at this a massive pile of *censored* is now president but the leader of the opposition is giving him a ride in his limo, treating him with respect. Peaceful transition of power, the best example the US can hope to give the world."

Then 2021 happened and I was like..."Look, even the Republicans aren't going to cover for this. They love this country too."

And now here we are!

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General Comments / Re: The Jan 6 Commission
« on: June 02, 2021, 02:19:07 PM »
For two straight months leading up to Jan 6th you had numerous Congressmen running right along with Trump in his Big Lie. The election was rigged, it was stolen, Dominion, etc. Ted "I guess my wife IS ugly" Cruz was right there up front.

Were Congressmen making secret plans to lynch Pence with people on the scene that day? Probably not. Is it a generally accepted legal precedent that you don't get to yell fire in a crowded theatre and try to duck out on responsibility for the trampling deaths? Yep.

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General Comments / Re: The Jan 6 Commission
« on: June 01, 2021, 03:14:28 AM »
::)

Oh yeah, and now this.

Benghazi needed a dozen or so congressional investigations but the Dems want to look into just what exactly happened on Jan 6th and who supported it and now it's all eye rolling and comments about political attacks. F outta here with that nonsense.

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General Comments / Re: The Jan 6 Commission
« on: June 01, 2021, 01:35:32 AM »
The Republican attacks a woman for having sex, how utterly surprising.

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General Comments / Gun rights
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:00:34 PM »
As an ex patriot I just want to note how hilarious it is that when lockdowns and whatever stop happening ya'll start having weekly or biweekly mass shootings. Literally, the rest of the world saw this coming and are laughing.

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General Comments / Re: Packing the Court
« on: April 11, 2021, 04:35:11 PM »
Do you all want everyone to vote, or do you not?

No judgment. There are arguments for and against. God only knows I don't want some redneck deciding on how to deal with China. So I get it.

Seems to me though the whole idea is about allowing, encouraging, and enabling as many people as possible to participate in the electoral process.

If ya'll have such sh*try ideas that ya'll have to start making excuses for people not to vote, maybe it's time to examine your ideas.

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General Comments / Re: Packing the Court
« on: April 11, 2021, 04:26:07 PM »
FDR literally only lost his "grab" for power because he died in office. People were *all about* everything he had to say.

Reps literally added a Constitutional amendment because of him being too popular.

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General Comments / Re: The Party of personal responsibility?
« on: April 11, 2021, 04:23:18 PM »
Trump  setting up his donation sites as auto recurring donations, with the opt out options hidden below layers of pages.  Opt in and hidden auto doubling of donations auto checked by the sites.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-steered-supporters-unwitting-donations-142130038.html

530,000 refunds for $64.3 million. More examples of how Trump is just griffting his followers.

AOL did the old folks similar.

"AOL" you say? How are they still a thing?

Yeah, it's because back when it was a reputable company AOL got a lot of people to sign up for their modem service. Some of the people keeping to it are rural, true, but the rest of em don't even remember they're signed up to give ten dollars or whatever a month.

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General Comments / Re: Trans Bills
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:36:48 AM »
Eh.

You all have good points worthy of thought.

If we're to separate women's sports due to women being physically lesser in sports, I'm really not seeing why this is an issue.

If you let someone who has an entire lifetime of genetic and metabolic BS tune their entire body into being a man, and then at the end point we all decide that they're actually a woman, it doesn't change the fact that they're coming in swinging with the body of a man.

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General Comments / Re: Roe might be in woe
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:21:19 AM »
Wrote a whole thing and it got deleted. Thanks, internet.

You're a punk bitch, Josh. For once in your life just take a f*cking stand beyond "Well Aristotle told me this."

Paladine informed your way of thinking and fair enough. Just quit pretending. It's embarrassing for you and the rest of us, when you keep on pretending you have some Uber logical reason from why you say what you say and do what you do.

Just so you know? I don't give a sh*t about metaphysics in the same way I'm not really concerned about how the car industry is concerned about horse carriages.

DJQuag: Please see your email. -OrneryMod

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General Comments / Re: Guns
« on: April 02, 2021, 03:57:44 PM »
A patriot died tonight fighting against...something.

Look, some crazy *censored* did some crazy *censored*, but in this difficult time I feel it's really important that we all decide it's Obama's fault because reasons or maybe it's Biden's fault because he's old.

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