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Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 20,171
Posted By Armitage72
Some people threw a fit back when Jane Foster...

Some people threw a fit back when Jane Foster became Thor in the comics, and now they're back again, complaining about the feminizing of the "M-She-U".
But I know what you're referring to. I've...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 4,030
Posted By Armitage72
I wonder if any of the trigger laws have clauses...

I wonder if any of the trigger laws have clauses criminalizing interstate travel to obtain an abortion. I think I recall that being discussed here at some point, but maybe in the context of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 76,007
Posted By Armitage72
Back when celebrity chef Cat Cora and her wife...

Back when celebrity chef Cat Cora and her wife had a child, they said that they decided that one of them would carry the other's fertilized egg to term so that they would both have a legal claim to...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Armitage72
There's a comic in the Colorado Sun called "What...

There's a comic in the Colorado Sun called "What Did I Miss?", about a woman adjusting to society with the help of her young neighbor after waking from a 30 year coma. A recent comic...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Armitage72
A number of science fiction stories use the idea...

A number of science fiction stories use the idea of an alien species that evolved from something other than primates and retains psychological traits found in their ancestor species, such as the...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,827
Posted By Armitage72
They also just reduced the ability to enforce...

They also just reduced the ability to enforce Miranda Rights (https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/23/politics/supreme-court-miranda-rights/index.html).
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,827
Posted By Armitage72
The article says "The ruling jeopardises similar...

The article says "The ruling jeopardises similar restrictions in other states and expands gun rights."
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,827
Posted By Armitage72
SC Gun decision/Supreme Court loosens gun laws

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has just ruled that everyone has the right to carry a firearm in public (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61915237), striking down a NY State law that required...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 23rd June 2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 171,395
Posted By Armitage72
Back in 1999 there was an Animal Farm TV movie...

Back in 1999 there was an Animal Farm TV movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm_(1999_film)) with a poster (seen on the Wikipedia page) and commercials that made it look like a "Babe"-style...
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 156,545
Posted By Armitage72
"That crowd I incited to riot was the biggest...

"That crowd I incited to riot was the biggest crowd I've ever spoken to. Nobody mentions that."
It's insane.
Forum: USA Politics 20th June 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,375
Posted By Armitage72
I'm confused. They want to secede, but one of...

I'm confused. They want to secede, but one of the early pages of the document also calls for repealing the 16th Amendment (Federal income tax), and the 17th Amendment (direct election of Senators),...
Forum: USA Politics 20th June 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 17,883
Posted By Armitage72
Trump posted a fake video...

Trump posted a fake video (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-posts-fake-video-hitting-biden-off-bike-golf-ball-2022-6) on Truth Social of himself hitting President Biden with a golf ball and...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Armitage72
When there's an online article about atheism, I...

When there's an online article about atheism, I usually see someone comment "If you don't believe in God, what's stopping you from robbing, raping, and killing all the time?" That suggests to me...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 689
Continuation Trump's Coup - Part 3
Views: 24,907
Posted By Armitage72
He did say that he deserved extra time added to...

He did say that he deserved extra time added to his term to compensate for the investigations.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 15th June 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 171,395
Posted By Armitage72
One of the EC science fiction stories had a woman...

One of the EC science fiction stories had a woman getting elected President because women voted for her instead of who their husbands told them to vote for. (Gasp!!) This eventually led to a...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,364
Posted By Armitage72
Still ongoing....

Still ongoing. (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2022/05/23/fact-check-dominion-lawsuits-against-powell-giuliani-ongoing/9750443002/) Not resolving any time soon.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 4,340
Posted By Armitage72
I've said it before, but a good test of AI would...

I've said it before, but a good test of AI would be running a tabletop RPG for a group of human players and achieving the same flexibility as a human GM when the players do something stupid or off...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 36,644
Posted By Armitage72
There was a recent episode of NCIS in which they...

There was a recent episode of NCIS in which they were investigating a bombing on a military base and a teenager's mother, who was a lawyer, tried to stonewall the agents during his questioning. Once...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th June 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 88,084
Posted By Armitage72
It's my understanding that back in the really old...

It's my understanding that back in the really old days there were unspoken agreements between the movie studios and the newspaper publishers that, unless they actually killed someone, they wouldn't...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,364
Posted By Armitage72
This was always the plan. Sow distrust so people...

This was always the plan. Sow distrust so people in the right positions can challenge the results if the wrong person wins.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Armitage72
Glass on its own blocks UV-B, though not UV-A,...

Glass on its own blocks UV-B, though not UV-A, and I don't know if UV contributes to beer going bad. When I used a UV spectrophotometer in college, the sample cells were made of quartz because glass...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 4,340
Posted By Armitage72
The latest Penny Arcade...

The latest Penny Arcade (https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/06/15/sorcelator) makes a similar argument.

"Do you think this LaMDA AI is really sentient?"
"Of course not. Unless it's...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 15th June 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 171,395
Posted By Armitage72
As an aside, I noticed something similar when I...

As an aside, I noticed something similar when I was completing my collection of (reprinted) EC science fiction and horror comics from the 1950s. Women were generally secondary characters at best and...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 04:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,928
Posted By Armitage72
Small government everyone.

Small government everyone.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 13th June 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Armitage72
It's my understanding that the trace amounts of...

It's my understanding that the trace amounts of tetrodotoxin in properly prepared fugu create a numbing or tingling sensation in the mouth, so maybe it's like eating a spicy dish that leaves out the...
Forum: USA Politics 13th June 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 156,545
Posted By Armitage72
Trump could tell a crowd of 5000 supporters "I am...

Trump could tell a crowd of 5000 supporters "I am scamming you. I am taking your money, putting it in my pocket, and leaving with it without giving you anything. You are a bunch of gullible fools...
Forum: USA Politics 13th June 2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 71,506
Posted By Armitage72
That's the one.

That's the one.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th June 2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Armitage72
I got infected in January 2021, and some things...

I got infected in January 2021, and some things still smell wrong. My toothpaste smells odd and the smell of my deodorant is completely wrong. I remember what it used to smell like and what I smell...
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 156,545
Posted By Armitage72
Much like the definition of "compromise" in the...

Much like the definition of "compromise" in the modern Republican Party has become "do everything we want and smile while doing it", it's clear that the definition of "partisan" has become "we aren't...
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 71,506
Posted By Armitage72
There was a superhero webcomic in which the jury...

There was a superhero webcomic in which the jury in a supervillain's trial was discussing finding him Not Guilty or deliberately refusing to agree on a verdict so that he wouldn't kill them the next...
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 156,545
Posted By Armitage72
Alternative fact checks are good enough.

Alternative fact checks are good enough.
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 33,516
Posted By Armitage72
He obviously feared for his life and was just...

He obviously feared for his life and was just defending himself. The man was about to start a violent riot, was "shedding viral particles" due to the vaccine, and was concealing his identity.
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 156,545
Posted By Armitage72
There an old joke - "Think about how dumb the...

There an old joke - "Think about how dumb the average person is, and then consider that half of the population is dumber than them."
The thing is, the people we remember as being particularly stupid...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Armitage72
I remember reading a claim a long time ago that...

I remember reading a claim a long time ago that since the premature birth of human children required longer and more intense care from the parents than other mammals, it resulted in the formation of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,495
Posted By Armitage72
I remember back when AM radio raving lunatic...

I remember back when AM radio raving lunatic Michael Savage was permanently barred from entering the UK for "seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred." He was...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th June 2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 459,110
Posted By Armitage72
I'm reminded of the conversation in the Will...

I'm reminded of the conversation in the Will Smith "Wild Wild West" movie about the importance of choosing the right material when constructing artificial breasts in order to ensure that they move as...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 9th June 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Armitage72
I've heard the screams of the vegetables,...

I've heard the screams of the vegetables, (Scream, scream, scream)
Watching their skins being peeled. (Having their insides revealed)
Grated and steamed with no mercy. (Burning off calories)
How...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th June 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,813
Posted By Armitage72
When I was a kid I was taught that specific...

When I was a kid I was taught that specific sections of the tongue taste different flavors. Sweet at the tip, bitter at the back, and sour and salty in different sections of the sides. It's...
Forum: Education 8th June 2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,764
Posted By Armitage72
The article was from back on the 1st, I just...

The article was from back on the 1st, I just hadn't been there in a while.
Forum: USA Politics 7th June 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,633
Posted By Armitage72
This made me think of a conversation that can...

This made me think of a conversation that can happen in Oblivion.

"By the way... do you happen to know what the fine is here in Cyrodiil for necrophilia? Just asking."
"Is it the first offense?"...
Forum: Education 7th June 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,764
Posted By Armitage72
I just came across this on Snopes...

I just came across this on Snopes (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/oprf-race-based-grading/) today and thought "Didn't I see something like this on ISF?"
Forum: USA Politics 1st June 2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 268,801
Posted By Armitage72
I wonder if whoever writes her material is a...

I wonder if whoever writes her material is a Doctor Who and Torchwood fan. In the future era that Jack Harkness is from humans have reached the point that they're comfortable sleeping with whoever...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 31st May 2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,215
Posted By Armitage72
I've mentioned it in other threads, but not this...

I've mentioned it in other threads, but not this one apparently. When I was a kid I had a radio controlled car and if the conditions were just right, it would sometimes pick up outside radio signals...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,321
Posted By Armitage72
Here in the US there's this thing called the...

Here in the US there's this thing called the "school-to-prison pipeline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School-to-prison_pipeline)". Making the schools look and feel like prisons makes the transition...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,321
Posted By Armitage72
Showing a frankly surprising level of awareness,...

Showing a frankly surprising level of awareness, the manufacturer of the rifles used in the shooting has decided not to attend the NRA convention...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,321
Posted By Armitage72
... yet. Give them time.

... yet. Give them time.
Forum: USA Politics 27th May 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 6,445
Posted By Armitage72
There's a popular myth that it's impossible for...

There's a popular myth that it's impossible for things to become as bad as they were in the past. It gets applied in a number of areas.
The FDA used to be necessary, but we don't need it anymore. ...
Forum: USA Politics 27th May 2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,059
Posted By Armitage72
November: "There is incontrovertible proof that...

November:
"There is incontrovertible proof that fraud earlier this year resulted in ineligible candidates trying to get on the ballot. You can look it up. This clearly demonstrates that we need to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th May 2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,321
Posted By Armitage72
NRA Statement:...

NRA Statement: (https://tylerpaper.com/news/texas/nra-issues-statement-on-uvalde-shooting-ahead-of-annual-meeting/article_c5e3ba1e-dc5d-11ec-8e1a-e3ab038b2687.html)

"As we gather in Houston, we...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th May 2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,929
Views: 32,321
Posted By Armitage72
Something I saw on another forum: "It's hard...

Something I saw on another forum:

"It's hard to shake the feeling that all this discussion on what schools should do is pretty much the same as saying she shouldn't have been dressed that way."
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