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by JudeMorrigan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 1141416

Re: Police misbehavior thread

And here we have Being A Police Officer While Black: https://www.theroot.com/watch-white-security-guard-pulls-gun-on-black-cop-in-f-1836356876 An Ohio police officer in full uniform, you know, the uniform that clearly identifies him as a police officer and as such gives him reason to have a radio, t...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future
Replies: 132
Views: 15189

Re: 2020 Presidency Campaign for the Future

The problem there is that 30 seconds isn't enough time for more than a useless soundbite. Really, there were just too danged many people in the debate(s).
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2165: "Millennials"
Replies: 36
Views: 3054

Re: 2165: "Millennials"

You realize that every generation has very different people at opposite ends of it, right? People born in the early 60s vs the late 70s are as different as people born in the early 80s vs the late 90s. For example, late 70s kids probably blew in game cartridges at some point (being teens at the hei...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Sadly, that kind of rant is a small reason many voted for Trump in the first place. Elections are won in the middle ground - by appealing to the masses, and hyperbole like calling ordinary right-wing voices on this board 'fucking evil' is just a complete turn-off. All you'll get is people saying 'w...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of [ERROR SPOILER REDACTED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of [ERROR SPOILER REDACTED]

I'm super-excited for the movie, but I'm not sure how I feel about the title. It sounds like something chosen specifically for the purpose of sparking pre-release discussion, which I'm not completely wild about.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2132: "Percentage Styles"
Replies: 39
Views: 5655

Re: 2132: "Percentage Styles"

speising wrote:we learned in Latin class that the c is not pronounced as k before e or i. Like in "Cicero".

Interesting, in my Latin classes (using classical pronunciation), it was definitely "kick-er-o".
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Captain Marvel
Replies: 48
Views: 5516

Re: Captain Marvel

Something that I don't yet understand is how the tesseract got into space. Howard Stark recovered it from the Arctic after it was lost at the end of First Avenger. It's not explicitly stated, but Lawson presumably got it from him for Project Pegasus through her position with the USAF. As far as...
by JudeMorrigan
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Here's the House Judiciary Committee's official response. It goes over pretty much all of the arguments as to why this is a terrible thing and makes specific demands of the executive branch. https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/National%20Emergency%20Letter...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Most of those seem to be primarily be about blocking assets to foreign nationals. I'm not sure specifically why that requires emergency action, but apparently it's a thing. I think the difference here is that Trump would be using the state of emergency specifically to subvert the legislative proces...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Well, at least it's not a "power grab" like making Election Day a federal holiday, amirite? :roll:

Seriously though, this is awful in so many ways.
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2104: "Biff Tannen"
Replies: 42
Views: 10905

Re: 2104: "Biff Tannen"

dash wrote:I don't get it. Is the "Hill Valley Elegy" some reference that everyone's supposed to know?

It is, I believe, a reference to J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillbilly_Elegy
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2100: "Models of the Atom"
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

Re: 2100: "Models of the Atom"

In my experience, it's normal enough to be taught the Bohr model of the atom in grade school and middle school and then a quantum mechanical model of the atom in high school. (As an aside, I typically see folks continue to refer to the Bohr model of the atom + neutrons as the Bohr model rather than ...
by JudeMorrigan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32854
Views: 2617395

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

B99

Spoiler:
I hope Boomfrog gets the sash win, purely for the flavor. I could totally see the 99 changing it to "ultimate mammal/genius".
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

by JudeMorrigan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

by JudeMorrigan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32854
Views: 2617395

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

B99 pyp was underused: wam only asked for one character (which I gave him!) and plytho asked from a choice of 3, only two of which were in the game, so he randomly got one of the other two. That said, because the show has 9 "main characters", when Mark signed up we needed to think...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Plyler v Doe is arguably relevant. This Court's prior cases recognizing that illegal aliens are "persons" protected by the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which Clauses do not include the phrase "within its jurisdiction," cannot be distinguished on the...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32854
Views: 2617395

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I've also heard that the norm in the US is for time off due to ill health coming from your vacation time. Is that true? Over here, that's against the law. Yeah, while I've worked places that keep them in separate pools, it's pretty normal here in the States to just have one "Personal Time Off&...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

But the NATO spending targets, in general...sure. I have no objection whatsoever to holding folks to their pledged level. It'd be nice if the US carried a bit less of the NATO spending burden. Maybe if everyone hit their minimum targets, we could dial back down a bit. But the spending targets are h...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like the smart move on the Republican's side at this point would be to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination and try to get Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as quickly as possible. Of course, that would require Trump's ego being able to deal with a strategic "loss".
by JudeMorrigan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

An accusation isn't evidence. We don't even have testimony, let alone evidence. Axing someone's job on the basis of an accusation without testimony seems contrary to any sort of standards of evidence, and we have these for good reason. Without that, pretty much anybody could toss accusations at any...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670578

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

I think this one's actually going to happen. I suspect the owners have dollar signs in their eyes when contemplating the merchandising opportunities, even if they may have to be careful to avoid the wrath of Disney. I will note that while it would be silly to claim that the name as a whole's being e...
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15152
Views: 2670578

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

I have never been more proud of my city: BallCorps Inc., team owners of the minor league baseball team that will begin play in Madison in 2020, announced at a community event Wednesday night at Rocket Republic Brewery in Madison that the team would be known by the monikers that received the most vot...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 174
Views: 40288

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

The voice actor who does Pooh in the Christopher Robin movie also voiced Minsc in the Baldur's Gate game. Pooh as miniature giant space bear is now part of my headcannon. Go for the eyes, Pooh! Go for the eyes!
by JudeMorrigan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"
Replies: 80
Views: 12822

Re: 2019: "An Apple for a Dollar"

In order to reduce the amount of coins you have, take out 9 ¢ to pay the last digit. (4 ¢ might be a good value, too.) If you can't do that, take out one dollar / euro in {10,20,25,50}-¢-pieces. Pay the last two digits using that (possibly slightly more). If you can't do that, Europeans need to con...
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Oh, it's even worse than that. Note that the EO calls for *SecDef* to provide and construct facilities for this. In addition to everything else, this looks an awful lot like an attempt to weaken the Posse Comitatus Act.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

So... how should border patrol go about detaining illegal immigrants? In June 2017, the administration ended the Family Case Management Program, which allowed families to be placed into a program, together, that connected them with a case manager and legal orientation that ensured they understood h...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1956: ‘Unification’
Replies: 25
Views: 6818

Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Should have had "Vulcan" and "Romulan" blobs on the chart.
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32854
Views: 2617395

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I say we policy-lynch all lurkers.

vote: judemorrigan
by JudeMorrigan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 232460

Re: Controversial opinions about food

And I'm not even someone who really cares about (or hardly ever eats) steak. But when I do, I want it done well. And also slathered in A1. I tried it "the right way" first, and as usual, most people are just self-righteously wrong. YMMV and all that, but I am reminded of the first time I ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9235630

Re: Thoughts for ships

You can totally learn. I went in at age 30 with zero dancing background (apart from getting drunk and flailing my arms like that David Boreanaz video you linked). The main requirement is a bit of tenacity and not knowing when it's time to give up. There's actually quite a lot of nerds in the dance ...
by JudeMorrigan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like
Replies: 32
Views: 14487

Re: Games you're embarrassed to admit you like

It was known as "Bullshit!" amongst my family and friends back in the day.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1914: "Twitter Verification"
Replies: 61
Views: 13792

Re: 1914: "Twitter Verification"

Whelp, the googles suggest that his twitter account has seven total tweets, so I'm guessing it's not actually a terribly high priority for him.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 8732

Re: 1911: Defensive Profile

Of course. I certainly wouldn't object to the idea that there are time where it's not only ok but necessary to not care if you offend a specific person or group of people. But a generalized, blanket lack of care? That's quite toxic.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 8732

Re: 1911: Defensive Profile

Apeiron wrote:Randall Monroe is better than you.

Well, he's better than assholes who think that lack of empathy is a virtue.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossover Mafia | Game!
Replies: 4272
Views: 222902

Re: Crossover Mafia | Game!

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by JudeMorrigan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1905: "Cast Iron Pan"
Replies: 108
Views: 18566

Re: 1905: Cast Iron Pan

One thing I'll add: I'm not 100% sure what source ericgrau is using for their stats, but the USFA's "fires caused by appliances" stat includes "televisions, radios, video equipment, phonographs, dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, garbage disposals, vacuum cleaners, hand tools, ele...
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"
Replies: 64
Views: 10502

Re: 1895: "Worrying Scientist Interviews"

Don't forget the mice.
by JudeMorrigan
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1893: "Thread"
Replies: 34
Views: 9057

Re: 1893: "Thread"

There's telepathy though. I feel like that kind of automatically disqualifies it from being hard sci-fi.
by JudeMorrigan
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8717
Views: 895578

Re: Trump presidency

Once again, there's exactly zero reason to believe there was ever any intention to send or receive any classified information on the private email server. The spillage is a separate issue which would have been just as much of an issue on a state.gov account. I'm not saying the spillage wasn't techni...

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