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  1. iannis

    Politics Thread

    A long conspiracy but not an effective one. What you've really said is that it was a poorly concieved and increasingly poorly orchestrated scheme that became more desperate and less credible in the passage of time. It's still one way or the other rather than both, even with that view of...
  2. iannis

    Politics Thread

    Yeah, I guess technically it's the right word. It's always associated with military force though, it's almost archaic to think of it as through internal subversion of legitimate authority. Subversive coup maybe. qualify it. the TDS people are going to hear "coup" and immediately say that the...
  3. iannis

    Politics Thread

    It can't be both ways. It's either an orchestrated scheme or it's a series of kneejerk bumbles. If it's a series of bumbles then there's nothing in it that's particularly nefarious and it's by definition not organized. It's just dumb. If it's an orchestrated scheme it's a ridiculous one and...
  4. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    I use a cat comb. Works really well. I don't use it on the cat. Confuses him, I think. That's right you little fucker, we can be mysterious too.
  5. iannis

    You know you're getting old when.....

    FEELS BAD MAN. ... When you see someone pull up in a car straight out of the movie Brazil, then you have to ask her if she's ever seen the movie brazil, then she smiles and says no. Then you realize that movie came out well before she was born and you might as well have asked her if she's ever...
  6. iannis

    Politics Thread

    Probably. But the mechanics of it were just ridiculous even on the face of it. Cartoonish. Full on TDS. You're going to get a majority of the cabinet and pence to agree to this, and then you have to massage the senate as well, and then you have to deal with the public outrage at a mentally...
  7. iannis

    Politics Thread

    I guess I have a problem with the impliciations of the word coup. It was directly undermining legitimate legal authority by elements of that authority. That's a big problem. But that's been kinda obvious for a while. Since he was elected. I'm still not sure that the word "coup" is what I'd...
  8. iannis

    A Try Hard Awokens was a competent reboot, at least.

    A Try Hard Awokens was a competent reboot, at least.
  9. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    You might as well ask where the autistic children are in Africa. That's also a fair question to ask. The answer is that they're there. Generally they're not there for as long.
  10. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    Sure. This kind of pales in comparison to dying from malaria. I think everyone can recognize that. There are orders of severity. But we don't struggle with malaria. That doesn't mean malaria is the only thing. It means that some dysfunctions in a system will only present themselves when...
  11. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    There is a certain threshold of social stability below which this does not get expressed. That might be suspicious. It's hardly inexplicable. It does not prove that the cause is social, either.
  12. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    That hormone shit is something that we probably can't do anything about. If that's going to be regulated at all it's going to be through the medical community. It's AWFUL. But in order to stop it you have to sacrifice more than the few kids who are being abused with it. Christian Science is...
  13. iannis

    Titans guide to picking a good woman.

    Yeah, I didn't mean for it to sound judgemental. Of you or them. I wasn't judgemental of them either. Just told 'em that's not what i'm doing this for. Maybe i'm not sure what i am doing this for, but I know it's not that. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
  14. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    Further research is the most practical path to acceptance. Because unless you're a zealot you have to realize that further research will legitimize at least SOME of the claims of "No, I'm being serious. I'm supposed to be other gender". And if we can find the problem for the others but it...
  15. iannis

    Politics Thread

    I'd watch it. What do the gorillas do? Do you just watch them gorilla? "Think i'll go over here and eat this stuff. Oof, good stuff. Time to take a shit. Now I think i'll just sit here for a while." Shit, i'm sold. Gonna go rabbithole gorilla vids on youtube now.
  16. iannis

    Titans guide to picking a good woman.

    When the threshold is you're sucking cock on the second date it's gotta be pretty easy to rack up some numbers. Male and Female. I've had dates fizzle because my threshold is not pants off by the second date. Fair enough man... but, that ain't me. If that's all I want i'm perfectly willing...
  17. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    I don't honestly know if the phoria / morphia argument is possible to resolve. In the general case i'm pretty sure it isn't. In the specific case i'm still not sure it is, but at least the odds are better.
  18. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    The Dispossesed, City of Illusion, The Lathe of Heaven, The Left Hand of Darkness. They're all fairly short. Those are the big hits. And of course Earthsea 1-3. I personally find Tombs of Atuan to be the most enduring commentary about the individual. The other two are great, I love them...
  19. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Urusla LeGuin. I don't know why she doesn't get more readership. She was a female Phillip Dick. I guess people just think she wrote earthsea and leave it at that. There was a span of 10-15 years where everything she wrote was of the highest possible standard and...
  20. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    elective eugenics. I don't think they were breeding anyway. At a guess, fathering children is not something that Vanessa thinks about very often or very deeply. My assumption is that if it does ever come up as a possible reality for him/her, adoption will be a real strategy. And that means...
  21. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    I agree, that's why I don't think there's a legislative solution. If there is one then the solution is already there. At the most sympathetic reading of "protect the trans kids", I would say that it's an appeal to not misapply existing laws simply because the victim is of a sort that you think...
  22. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    The only thing I can think that they need protected from are violent forms of discrimination. Bill Clinton didn't -have- to make up the boy who got tied to the fencepost and left for dead. The response to that is what we see now with hate crimes, and that is the wrong reaction at every level...
  23. iannis

    Politics Thread

    Nah, she'll trot out morally correct again. The smart thing is to move to the next issue. Which means she'll talk about how she's right in principle. And that will appeal to a lot of women.
  24. iannis

    #Gamergate and all things SJW

    it's literally their job to be popular.
  25. iannis

    Politics Thread

    He might be a crazy old fuck, but he is destroying. Lol.
  26. iannis

    Politics Thread

    Oh, Obama should get Nelson Mandela treatment. One problem with the larp is that by strict interpretation the Senate majority leader must only be notified. I think a reasonable stance to derive from that is that the Senate must recognize the notification. You have immediately hit a political...
  27. iannis

    The Astronomy Thread

    I mean yeah, you couldn't be selective. Your have to stage the project. I'm sure it would take decades.
  28. iannis

    Politics Thread

    Two cabinet level people talking about the 25th is hard to take seriously as a coup attempt. Some powerful dumb,but in no way a genuine threat to the federal system of presidency. It's gets a lot more serious when pence starts getting involved. I'm certain there were people seriously...
  29. iannis

    The Astronomy Thread

    You can imagine a technological solution to that problem. Ala spaceballs and the giant vacuum cleaner. Debris collection shouldn't be impossible when we get to a state where it is necessary. It will be a significant undertaking, no doubt.
  30. iannis

    Home Improvement

    That stuff looks almost designed for bathrooms. BigP might know more specifically. Wouldn't concern me though. That stuff and a rug in front of the shower so you don't drip directly on the floor.
  31. iannis

    Politics Thread

    I think they probably are serious. But that's significant. Another hq could destroy their company. It could also solidify them as the high class walmart for 20 years. ShopPing around makes me think they are serious. But it's a three year plan not a this month plan.
  32. iannis

    Home Improvement

    My uncle has some pricey stuff in his kitchen. I'd be leery of putting it in a bathroom. Bathroom air will be humid after showers, and I'd be concerned about condensation along the seams resulting in some damage over only a few years. But throw rugs might be a practical fix to that problem...
  33. iannis

    Home Improvement

    The only problem with that sort of thing is that you'll spend a lot in tools. So if you're thinking about a single project it's less good. But that's not a strong argument against it at all, it's only the numbers can be deceptive. Menards will probably install for 2500? Asking, I don't know...
  34. iannis

    Politics Thread

    B-. He didn't spell SMRT right. Covfefe
  35. iannis

    Digging up American indians.

    420 in your name = immediate respect. I wonder if Amod would change me to iannis420
  36. iannis

    It's all about that jiggle

    It's all about that jiggle
  37. iannis

    Michael Brown n' the Wakanda Crown: The Age of Vibranium is Upon Us.

    Sharpton and Jackson seem to have retired. They made their money off race pimpin. Even those old Dudes, maybe especially because of their youth, realize it's getting dangerous. Or they're just old and rich and never did give half a damn after king got shot.
  38. iannis

    Politics Thread

    Well, they can't secretly do it. And trump can not secretly dismiss them. It's in case the president has a stroke. No RBG presidents, only senators and justices. It would not surprise me if it were tillerson. Matthis would. What's really surprising in retrospect is that they didn't do it...
  39. iannis

    Politics Thread

    It's hard to compete with Chapell Hill or Durham. Hell, parts of Raleigh are a SJW shithole. I would expect charlotte to be about the same. Maybe a tad more redneckish, since they get fewer yankee transplants and more from Georgia / SC.
  40. iannis

    Michael Brown n' the Wakanda Crown: The Age of Vibranium is Upon Us.

    I mean you'd hope. Maybe he just gets fined 50,000. I dunno. I'm pleasantly surprised at chicago. For maybe the first and last time in my life. Well, non food based. And I think it was the first. I think he's so disconnected that he figgured this would play well on TV and no one would ask...