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by jacobolus
05 Sep 2017, 10:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

The Environmental Protection Agency is now attacking the Associated Press with a link to Breitbart.

The current GOP hacks put in charge of our executive agencies are some sick fucks.

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-re ... ding-story
by jacobolus
05 Sep 2017, 08:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for an incoming college freshman?
Replies: 27
Views: 1603

Also, assuming you are a heterosexual male, there will never be this many young women in one place at one time for the rest of your life. If you’re straight, gay, bi, trans, a fan of orgies, have a fetish for middle-aged professors, ..., there’s something for everyone at a university. Just stay awa...
by jacobolus
04 Sep 2017, 20:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uncommon Vocabulary
Replies: 60
Views: 3425

Capricious, every once in a long while I hear someone use that word. It's one way of getting someones attention. Another one would be whenceforth, one of my favorites to slip into a conversation, very much an under used word. Do you mean “whence” or “henceforth”, perchance? “Whenceforth” is such a ...
by jacobolus
30 Aug 2017, 23:56
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Epson Business Full Keyboard review (Topre switches)
Replies: 8
Views: 894

I bought my most recent Apple laptop with a JIS layout keyboard, and it’s fantastic. Simplest thing to do is something like: http://i.imgur.com/VwR6hym.png Or for wider hand space: http://i.imgur.com/oQ9ADb1.png But more creative options are certainly possible. Overall much more flexible (mainly bec...
by jacobolus
18 Aug 2017, 17:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Someone suggested “participation award” ribbons.
by jacobolus
18 Aug 2017, 01:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

So what are you proposing? Instead of Robert E. Lee Elementary School we call it “The shameful traitor Robert E. Lee Elementary School”, put a big sign with an arrow and the words “traitorous racist scumbag” next to the statue, and then use the money not spent tearing the statue down to pay for soup...
by jacobolus
18 Aug 2017, 01:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

It’s almost like you didn’t read what you wrote, or at any rate don’t seem to understand how offensive it is to name public places after racist traitors and put their statues up all over. The whole incident was sad on all sides, [...] There are ways, other than removing history to make it clear that...
by jacobolus
17 Aug 2017, 23:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

chuckdee: these statues were largely erected after 1890, peaking about 1910. They really picked up after the Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” supreme court case, when segregation, black disenfranchisement, lynching culture, and the rest of the Jim Crow system were being established throughout...
by jacobolus
16 Aug 2017, 04:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

At this point, you either stand with Trump in supporting neo-Nazis, the KKK, domestic terrorists, and Vladimir Putin, or you stand with the rest of humanity. There’s no more room for equivocation or cowardly waffling. All those folks in here who were standing up for Trump before: are you still stand...
by jacobolus
09 Aug 2017, 09:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What if English Were 100% Germanic?
Replies: 45
Views: 3188

Nearby where I live there is the "Mall of Scandinavia" - and that's its name. It is supposedly the largest shopping mall in Scandinavia, hence why it was named that, but still, neither of those words are Swedish! BTW, personally I call it "korruptionsgallerian" and refuse to shop there. The word ma...
by jacobolus
08 Aug 2017, 04:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

For all their tough talk about “terrorism”, few Republicans have said much of anything about the Christian terrorist bombing of a mosque in Minnesota. Racist hypocrites don’t give a shit about terrorism, only about riling up their base of racist whites with fear and hate when it’s politically conven...
by jacobolus
26 Jul 2017, 06:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Here’s what Trump says about immigrants today: And you’ve seen the stories about some of these animals. They don’t want to use guns, because it’s too fast and it’s not painful enough. So they’ll take a young, beautiful girl, 16, 15, and others, and they slice them and dice them with a knife, because...
by jacobolus
25 Jul 2017, 03:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Trump trying to turn the Boy Scouts into the Trumpjugend https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/07/24/the-17-most-jaw-dropping-moments-of-donald-trumps-speech-to-boy-scouts.html Boos for Obama and Clinton, chants of “We Love Trump”, weird suggestion he might fire the HHS Secretary, and an allusion ...
by jacobolus
25 Jul 2017, 02:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

They can’t give up on repealing the ACA because their tax plan depends on having healthcare taken care of first. They want to do all of their legislation through the budget reconciliation process so that they can get away with only needing 50 votes + Pence in the Senate instead of needing 60 votes (...
by jacobolus
24 Jul 2017, 05:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

I don’t buy Politico’s political analysis there. If it is clearly shown (financial records, recorded conversations, low-level people testifying against the folks at the top, ...) that Trump colluded with a hostile foreign government to spy on the opposing party and run a billion-dollar propaganda ca...
by jacobolus
22 Jul 2017, 22:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

The president cannot pardon himself. It would violate the foundations of English common law going back centuries.

Here’s a 1997 Yale Law Review article, http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/cgi/v ... xt=facpubs
by jacobolus
21 Jul 2017, 05:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Oh look, the GOP is back to helping corporations screw regular people out of money. This time, it’s preventing customers who have been defrauded by their banks from joining class-action lawsuits: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-working-to-keep-you-from-your-day-in-court/2017/...
by jacobolus
21 Jul 2017, 05:18
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Trump is now asking if he can pardon his aides, his family members, and himself. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-lawyers-seek-to-undercut-muellers-russia-investigation/2017/07/20/232ebf2c-6d71-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html Sounds like Trump thinks everyone around him is guilty of ...
by jacobolus
18 Jul 2017, 23:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Republican voters are either grossly ignorant/uninformed, or simply in denial of reality. http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2017/07/health-care-a-mine-field-for-republicans-many-trump-voters-in-denial-on-russia.html On Russia related issues we find a certain degree of willful ignorance among T...
by jacobolus
17 Jul 2017, 17:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Trump’s border wall is apparently going to really take it to those dirty immigrants: birds, butterflies, and the endangered ocelot: https://thinkprogress.org/trump-border- ... 9427af7c7f
by jacobolus
16 Jul 2017, 09:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Over 80% of Republicans still approve of the way Trump is handling his presidency, at least when someone calls to take a poll. We’ll see what happens when, inevitably, a couple dozen Trump associates get indicted for violation of campaign finance laws, espionage, wire fraud, money laundering, perjur...
by jacobolus
15 Jul 2017, 05:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Apparently Trump’s budget numbers don’t add up ... by $3,400,000,000,000 over 10 years. http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/14/politics/ ... index.html

But what’s a few trillion dollars between friends?
by jacobolus
15 Jul 2017, 03:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

by jacobolus
12 Jul 2017, 21:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

by jacobolus
12 Jul 2017, 09:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Plate Spring vs. IBM Beam Spring
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

ohaimark: you probably want to try a Marquardt “butterfly” switch, if you like heavier switches and a beam-spring type feel, with a sharper tactile snap and louder click.
by jacobolus
12 Jul 2017, 09:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Plate Spring vs. IBM Beam Spring
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

I like the feel of Alps plate spring quite a bit better than beam spring. (Beam spring boards have nice keycaps, but are above-average-but-nothing-to-write-home-about typing switches. I’ll take Model F, Alps SKCM, Clicky SMK, Alps plate spring, etc. over beam spring. Come at me.) The sound is crap t...
by jacobolus
12 Jul 2017, 05:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

GOP: party of tax-evasion and money laundering: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... -hit-list/
by jacobolus
11 Jul 2017, 06:28
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

Arkansas GOP passes a bill requiring women to get the approval of their rapists before seeking abortions.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/in- ... 9bdb0e17bb
by jacobolus
10 Jul 2017, 20:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 62108

58% of Republican-leaning voters now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country: http://www.people-press.org/2017/07/10/ ... titutions/

Ignorant and proud party.

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