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by jacobolus
13 Apr 2017, 03:04
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After not executing anyone for 12 years due to various legal challenges after several botched lethal injection executions (“One inmate started to cough three minutes into his execution, and turned blue. The execution of another inmate took sixty-nine minutes—it took the execution team fifty minutes ...
by jacobolus
12 Apr 2017, 11:08
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A historian discusses the deep roots of racism, xenophobia, violence, and grifting running through the history of the American right, and at the heart of the Trump movement, and calls historians out (himself included) for sugar-coating their past analyses of the right and the GOP https://www.nytimes...
by jacobolus
09 Apr 2017, 01:31
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Pretty silly:

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by jacobolus
09 Apr 2017, 00:27
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In defense of the missile strike, if it was intended as a warning, then it’s better if it didn’t do excessive amounts of damage to personnel or military hardware. Think of it as a $50 million fireworks show to demonstrate that the US military is serious about chemical weapons, and can blow stuff up ...
by jacobolus
08 Apr 2017, 23:11
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In short, adhoc, you haven’t found any evidence, your comments are clearly not based in the factual history of the discussion here, and your insults are purely gratuitous. It’s not clear whether you’re trying to become webwit’s little sidekick by parroting his inane obscenities, or whether you’re ju...
by jacobolus
08 Apr 2017, 11:23
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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“400% more languages” – so you speak 15 languages at a level of basic conversational fluency, and somewhat can understand another 5 or maybe 10 more? I’m very impressed. Sad that the list doesn’t include basic English reading proficiency then. Sadly, you also have a failing memory and are too lazy t...
by jacobolus
07 Apr 2017, 23:11
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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Yeah, webwit apparently went and made a special case in the forum software for this thread.

To be honest I’d rather have the passive-aggressive secret software change if it means he’ll go away and stop hurling tired obscenities at me twice a day though.
by jacobolus
07 Apr 2017, 19:36
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I don’t think you can read English very well, adhoc. If you try reading the comment immediately above yours again, slowly and out loud (or maybe hire someone skilled in English to translate it to a language you speak), you’ll realize that your interpretation is absurd. I’m against war either way. Cl...
by jacobolus
07 Apr 2017, 07:53
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Sounds slightly less risky than at first news. U.S. gave the Russians (and therefore also the Syrians) advance notice of their missile strike. http://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-notice-idUSW1N1H4031 http://time.com/4730306/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-russia-missile-attack-bashard-as...
by jacobolus
07 Apr 2017, 04:06
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So... escalating war in Syria?

“Will Russia leaking the Trump pee pee tape lead to World War 3? Find out on next month’s episode of Cranky babies with nukes.
by jacobolus
07 Apr 2017, 02:17
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chuckdee: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/trump-white-house-aides-strategy.html Mr. Priebus has also created a 10-point checklist for the release of any new initiatives that includes signoff from the communications department and the White House staff secretary, Robert Porter, accordi...
by jacobolus
06 Apr 2017, 19:10
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Don’t worry, It’s difficult for us to believe too, and pretty depressing.
by jacobolus
06 Apr 2017, 18:56
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The whole institutional Republican Party is pure kindergarten. * * * Nunes (clownish House Intelligence Committee chairman CA–R who was leading the House investigation into Russian shenanigans) is out, but the GOP found a real winner to replace him in Conaway. Here’s a direct quotation: "Harry Reid ...
by jacobolus
06 Apr 2017, 18:48
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Bannon was put in because he snuck his name onto an executive order putting himself there (along with various other stuff), and Trump didn’t bother to read it before signing. A few days later when it blew up into a controversy, Trump (according to anonymous sources in the white house) got mad that t...
by jacobolus
06 Apr 2017, 06:39
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On a positive note, Bannon has been removed from the NSC. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-05/bannon-removed-from-national-security-council-role-in-shakeup Apparently Mercer’s daughter had to beg Bannon to not resign altogether: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/bannon-resign...
by jacobolus
06 Apr 2017, 05:25
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I think fohat that there is a certain class of obscene people for whom any criticism of immoral or disrespectful actions is seen as a personal affront. The tacky, the crass, the racists and anti-semites, the pussy grabbers, et al. need to stick together and stand up for each-other, for fear that oth...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 23:36
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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My heart goes out to the victims in Syria. Hit by a sarin nerve gas attack, and then the hospital that was treating the victims got bombed as a follow-up.

Putin and Assad are truly reprehensible characters. (Which is not to excuse the horrific US war in Iraq that precipitated this whole awful mess.)
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 23:23
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/trump-syria-obama-tweets-hypocrisy-chemical-attack After a grizzly chemical attack left dozens of people dead in Syria on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was quick to blame—of course—former President Barack Obama. "Today's chemical attack ...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 19:46
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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Here, have another nice math color scheme picture.
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by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 19:42
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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I wasn't trying to characterize it in any way, truthfully. Nor was I assigning blame for it, Fair enough. But if you listen to e.g. Senator McConnell or Grassley, they have a big sob story about the mean old Democrats who wouldn’t let them keep filibustering dozens of uncontroversial Obama appointe...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 19:12
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I was trying to start a non-partisan view of the process, and how it's being eroded. The Republican's are doing it now, but not so long ago, the Democrats did it on appointees to the cabinet . It removes the need to work together and compromise, which is what has in the straits that we are in. If t...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 09:06
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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(Again, sorry fohat. I’m now done for the night. Catch you another day for discussion of more crazy GOP antics.) Maybe we should continue this discussion on your Instagram, Github and Google+ pages, which according to your shining example, are fine places to start a circle-jerk pro Trump diary. I on...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 08:43
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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P.S. I have never tried at all to disassociate my web handle from my real name, and so it’s kind of hilarious that you think unmasking me and google-stalking my name is some kind of heroic feat (oh no, you might find my out of date website, my github projects, and various blog comments). Since I exp...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 08:36
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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Now you’re stalking old meetup.com messages complaining about people spamming my email several years ago? LOL. What next, you’ll fly to San Francisco and listen in on my conversations at the local coffeeshop, so you can prove that I am a truly abusive sociopath when when I refuse to share my latte w...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 08:30
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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I'm not surprised that a sociopath gets a kick out of being a cunt, apparently unaware of the damage you are and will be inflicting upon yourself, because you are a dumb mother fucker too. I recommend you look up the words “sociopath”, “cunt”, “unaware”, “damage”, “inflicting”, “dumb”, “mother”, an...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 08:23
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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While we’re totally off topic, posting repetitive inane insults, pictures of fungi, and so on, (sorry fohat) here’s what I’ve been working on the last couple days: an alternate color scheme for “phase portraits” (i.e. pictures showing the phase of various complex functions using color). The traditio...
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 08:14
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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webwit: Never change. You’re hilarious man. Can you make another few posts in a row? I need a good chuckle before bed. I’ll get a shot of whiskey so I do my part in living up to the “drunk” label (well, however far 1 shot will take me).
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 08:00
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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I’m pretty sure my family, future employers, and anyone else would be somewhere between confused and amused, or maybe surprised that I would waste my time trying to have a political conversation with an abusive illiterate on a keyboard forum.
by jacobolus
04 Apr 2017, 07:21
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Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
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Where by “they” you mean hypocritical partisan hacks like McConnell and Grassley? The GOP hasn’t given a fuck about fairness, decency, norms, traditions, rules, promises, their own honor, the plain meaning of the constitution, or really anything other than “we’ll do whatever we want, because fuck yo...

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