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by Deacon
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Coronavirus

I work from home, too, but my wife got back from a work trip last Friday where she theoretically has a chance of exposure via a coworker of a coworker kind of thing, so her employer put her on administrative leave for self quarantine for two weeks. She seemed to want to take it seriously, so I’m liv...
by Deacon
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: Privatization
Replies: 66
Views: 4776

Re: Privatization

Sorry, I should've clarified, bot was in quotes because they're real people that are paid to post online all day. Some platforms make it easy to deploy actual bots (twitter) but others require live people to spread their misinformation. It sort of fits the profile of a human in a click factory fed ...
by Deacon
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: Privatization
Replies: 66
Views: 4776

Re: Privatization

That’s pretty sophisticated for a bot...
by Deacon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Rants & Raves
Topic: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes
Replies: 445
Views: 49278

Re: Son of Rantettes & Ravettes

Congratulations! Not on the no days off part but the dream part :)
by Deacon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

Emboldened and unbound indeed. And his loyalists continue to cheer for more. We’ll see how deep the desire runs to become a second-rate authoritarian nation. Trump’s War Against ‘the Deep State’ Enters a New Stage https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/trump-vindman.html He’s been using Twit...
by Deacon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

Martin Blank wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:22 pm
I foresee not a president chastened but a president emboldened.
Yeah, and his supporters are eating it up.

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by Deacon
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

Gauging from my Facebook feed, support for Trump runs strong despite his actions. Most of it focuses on the hate for Democrats, especially Pelosi after she tore up the printout of her speech, saying she it proves she serves, calling her childish, and so on, and then applauding Trump for going on a a...
by Deacon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: 2020-21 US Political Possibilities

The ranked-choice voting experiment in Maine is fascinating and fills me with giddy anticipation. I will be watching that closely! I foresee not a president chastened but a president emboldened. Well, yeah. The rest of your analysis is awesome and insightful, but when the senate doesn't even pretend...
by Deacon
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Science, Philosophy, Politics, and Current Events
Topic: Caucuses to select candidates need to end
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Caucuses to select candidates need to end

It's not democratic, it's elitist, and it should end. I agree. There are also inherent problems with the way states like Iowa push their primaries to the front of the calendar. The oddball results can often have lasting and dramatically outsized results on the race for the nomination. The primaries...
by Deacon
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Guns and Weapons Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 64655

Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

Now this might be interesting... Palmetto State Armory has announced what’s supposed to be an affordable MP5 clone in conjunction with Magpul. We’ll have to see how affordable.

https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/ ... ternative/
by Deacon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Guns and Weapons Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 64655

Re: The Guns and Weapons Thread

One day I’d still like a smooth running 9mm SBR with last round bold hold open and Glock mag compatibility. One day.
by Deacon
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!

Ha! No matter how you envision it, that’s quite a sight.
by Deacon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Only Resolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Only Resolutions

FirebirdNC wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:49 pm
That sounds ominous
It’s hard. It’s real hard. At some point you just have to ask why you’re trying so hard.
by Deacon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Behold: FirebirdNC, the Mad Moderator!

Ovarian scalpels, but more like dick mallets. Blunt, imprecise, but painful none the less.
by Deacon
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Only Resolutions
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Only Resolutions

I have made no formal resolutions, but need to be generally more diligent and industrious and try to hold my marriage together :)