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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:53 AM
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Posted By TragicMonkey
Even where it's not covered by contracts one...

Even where it's not covered by contracts one shouldn't trust those who've demonstrated repeatedly that they are untrustworthy. As both a worker and an investor I'd abandon any company headed by...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,647
Posted By TragicMonkey
Trump doesn't listen to anyone telling him...

Trump doesn't listen to anyone telling him anything unless they are complimenting him. He wanted to stare at a solar eclipse.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
You disapprove of capitalism? If someone wants me...

You disapprove of capitalism? If someone wants me to work for them they're going to have to make it desirable. Salary, benefits, security, atmosphere. If I don't like it, no deal and I go elsewhere. ...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 23rd November 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
Against? Oh, yeah. Against. Right.

Against? Oh, yeah. Against. Right.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,647
Posted By TragicMonkey
I prefer the Standing At The Back Dressed...

I prefer the Standing At The Back Dressed Stupidly And Looking Stupid Party.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,647
Posted By TragicMonkey
I've always thought Kanye West had crazy eyes....

I've always thought Kanye West had crazy eyes. Sometimes you can tell someone's insane just by looking at them.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd November 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 56,823
Posted By TragicMonkey
I suspect we don't have enough fire...

I suspect we don't have enough fire extinguishers, though.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd November 2022, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 56,823
Posted By TragicMonkey
And the more that occur, the more likely each of...

And the more that occur, the more likely each of us is to be impacted. I lived near to that Wal-Mart for years and shopped there.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd November 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,373
Posted By TragicMonkey
A capybara race would be very cute, though.

A capybara race would be very cute, though.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd November 2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,373
Posted By TragicMonkey
Is there a lot of money involved in winning dog...

Is there a lot of money involved in winning dog shows? I know there is in horse racing and was prepared to chalk up the evils therein to the corrupting influence of money, but I don't know if owning...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 22nd November 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
Heh. Actually, they did and do. The thing they...

Heh. Actually, they did and do. The thing they keep doing is trying to get data they are explicitly forbidden to have. They know they're not supposed to have it, but they each reach a point where...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st November 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
Sigh. Dear Coworker: when you accept a position...

Sigh. Dear Coworker: when you accept a position that has been vacated eight times in the last three years, try to find out what your eight predecessors did that made them have to go. Then don't do...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,348
Posted By TragicMonkey
Perhaps Trump will run off to the wilderness to...

Perhaps Trump will run off to the wilderness to live off the grid, in order to escape justice! He will roam the mountain forests alone, living off the land, seizing squirrels from the trees and field...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,742
Posted By TragicMonkey
Since when has Trump abided by contracts?

Since when has Trump abided by contracts?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 20th November 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
Couple with what I've always called "Janet...

Couple with what I've always called "Janet Jackson Syndrome" (re her early hit "What Have You Done For Me Lately?") where immediately after completing some massive piece of important work the people...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th November 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
Has anyone worked out how big a pyramid he could...

Has anyone worked out how big a pyramid he could have built if he'd spent all that money on bricks instead? Then it could have been a tourist attraction and made money.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th November 2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
In my prior position the entire division doing...

In my prior position the entire division doing build was kept in an open floor plan. Three floors, thirty-something teams of ten people, all open. So we could "collaborate". We even had our desks up...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
Notoriously The Betty Crocker 1001 Holiday Treats...

Notoriously The Betty Crocker 1001 Holiday Treats and Nibbles Cookbook. The Cinnamon Pretzel Knotsies were delicious but conflicting.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
Sounds like he's turning more and more into Mr....

Sounds like he's turning more and more into Mr. Rumbold by the minute. Not just disaster, but bungled disaster. Can't even let the disaster alone to disast itself, he has to keep helping it get worse!
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 6,551
Posted By TragicMonkey
Christ, it's not difficult: parents who care what...

Christ, it's not difficult: parents who care what their kids get out of the library should go to the library with them. It is not the responsiblity of everyone else in the nation to step in to do the...
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 6,551
Posted By TragicMonkey
The important thing is that legislation handles...

The important thing is that legislation handles the matter, rather than expecting parents to parent their children. That's a job for the government.
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 6,551
Posted By TragicMonkey
To some people, a male saying the words "my...

To some people, a male saying the words "my boyfriend" is sexually explicit. It's an acknowledgement that homosexuality exists. This is intolerable to some people. The goal is erasure from mention.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th November 2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
I suppose trying to run a company on a cult of...

I suppose trying to run a company on a cult of personality is difficult if one has a crap personality.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 17th November 2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
KPIs are wonderful things if your job is to...

KPIs are wonderful things if your job is to supply the data for their measurement and not do the actual things being measured. It makes you necessary enough to be indispensable but unimportant enough...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th November 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
We're just not smart enough to appreciate Musk's...

We're just not smart enough to appreciate Musk's brilliant genius.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th November 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 2,130
Posted By TragicMonkey
Higher scores in Scrabble for the first two pairs...

Higher scores in Scrabble for the first two pairs of words.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 16th November 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
Dear User: don't shoot the messenger. You asked...

Dear User: don't shoot the messenger. You asked for data that would show the effects of your giant new process, and I gave you the data you asked for. It's not my fault that your efforts yielded a...
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By TragicMonkey
Shucks, I was kind of hoping for a Budd Dwyer...

Shucks, I was kind of hoping for a Budd Dwyer presentation.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
I think context is a necessary element for...

I think context is a necessary element for judgment in this sort of thing. If a tour group of ISFers visits your gracious home and sees your bedroom ceiling is full of WWII airplanes from both sides...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
Perhaps she just wants to discourage long visits.

Perhaps she just wants to discourage long visits.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
I believe the fundamental problem here is that...

I believe the fundamental problem here is that shared social conventions like the concept of good taste are broader than the legal framework that same society has adopted to limit behavior. It's not...
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 38,960
Posted By TragicMonkey
Those who believe compromise is the highest good...

Those who believe compromise is the highest good would suggest having human meat as a topping on the pizza.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
But isn't the problem there one of usage of an...

But isn't the problem there one of usage of an object? Three people purchase one genuine Nazi rally flag each. One puts it in his museum of European history. One makes it into a quilt for her guest...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th November 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
Don't most places require permits for the...

Don't most places require permits for the building of swimming pools? There are also safety regulations that apply in many places, with regards to fencing and signage and access. Swimming pools are...
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By TragicMonkey
That he's been diagnosed with terminal orange...

That he's been diagnosed with terminal orange bile overproduction and wishes to be remembered solely for what he considers his greatest work: his cameo in the Home Alone movie. He's going to retire...
Forum: USA Politics 15th November 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By TragicMonkey
He's launching his own rival to Twitter, of...

He's launching his own rival to Twitter, of course.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th November 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
12/12, but mostly because Burns (thanks to the...

12/12, but mostly because Burns (thanks to the talented writers) is much more articulate, with a greater vocabulary, skillful delivery, and distinctive style. It would take more money than Musk ever...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 14th November 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,673
Views: 100,992
Posted By TragicMonkey
Dear Users: think before you request something...

Dear Users: think before you request something and make sure it's clear what you actually need. There is a huge difference between "Dataset A, in Format C" and "Dataset A about data that exists...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th November 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
Fair enough. Never put salt in your eyes.

Fair enough. Never put salt in your eyes.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th November 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
No, even if the corpse is completely sanitary...

No, even if the corpse is completely sanitary --sealed up airtight or whatever-- you still can't just have one. It's because of social taboos about such things. Whether you agree or disagree that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th November 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
Why are there laws around who is, and who is not...

Why are there laws around who is, and who is not allowed to have human corpses?

Because some people have feelings about it.

Hint: maybe some people have feelings about Nazi memorabilia!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th November 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
I just took it as an indicator that this man...

I just took it as an indicator that this man thinks it's amusing and acceptable to joke about the livelihoods of his employees.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th November 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,752
Posted By TragicMonkey
Like how medical schools and graveyards can have...

Like how medical schools and graveyards can have human corpses but if you have them in your house or restaurant or daycare suddenly it's "problematic"!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th November 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
I heard Twitter is changing its name to Bitter,...

I heard Twitter is changing its name to Bitter, to better reflect its new corporate reality.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th November 2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
There's an idea: put Liz Truss in charge of...

There's an idea: put Liz Truss in charge of Twitter. I understand she's an ideas person.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th November 2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,113
Posted By TragicMonkey
"Incel" means "involuntarily celibate", it...

"Incel" means "involuntarily celibate", it doesn't mean "involuntary virgin". One could have nine offspring and then be celibate, involuntarily. Although it does seem exceedingly unlikely that a...
Forum: USA Politics 10th November 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 57,203
Posted By TragicMonkey
That's how the Republicans treat the IRS: starve...

That's how the Republicans treat the IRS: starve it of employees and funding and then point to how little tax evasion must be occurring because so little is being caught.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th November 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
Does the week start on Thursday? Or does he...

Does the week start on Thursday? Or does he expect forty hours spread between Thursday, Friday, and Saturday? I think it's a bad sign: not the demand itself, but the imprecision of how it's been...
Forum: USA Politics 9th November 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,652
Posted By TragicMonkey
But the 90s did give us some pretty good music!

But the 90s did give us some pretty good music!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th November 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 46,731
Posted By TragicMonkey
Oh, definitely a guy who's repeatedly run afoul...

Oh, definitely a guy who's repeatedly run afoul of the SEC should get into banking and credit cards. It's a certain recipe for huge success for him.
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