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Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,397
Posted By grunion
He is even older than me and I am way too old to...

He is even older than me and I am way too old to be President. Retire to your golf and Peloton lifestyle.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,526
Posted By grunion
Not excessive. Rather conservative use of the...

Not excessive. Rather conservative use of the term in this case I should think. Here’s https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/a-seal-of-approval/ Mark Crislip of Science Based Medicine justification for...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 16th June 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 17,025
Posted By grunion
Senator Billboard Rawkins (from Finian’s Rainbow,...

Senator Billboard Rawkins (from Finian’s Rainbow, 1947 musical) summed up Replacement Theory quite handily:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 3rd June 2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By grunion
I wonder if the cute little microphones will pick...

I wonder if the cute little microphones will pick up the screams of the victims as their faces are devoured by rats.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 16th May 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,327
Posted By grunion
Here's an excellent 2015 interactive data...

Here's an excellent 2015 interactive data visualization of the casualties, both military and civilian, borne by each country in WWII. It might help one visualize the extent of the relative "heavy...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 12th May 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,327
Posted By grunion
I looked at the abstract that you linked to...

I looked at the abstract that you linked to (unfortunately the full article is behind a paywall) and it appears to be an historical review of the literature rather than a scientific paper with any...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 2nd May 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,327
Posted By grunion
My 7th grade English teacher fancied herself a...

My 7th grade English teacher fancied herself a Hippie so we occasionally had classes in interpretation of Beatles and Elton John lyrics and read Howl and Johnny Got His Gun for assignments. When...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 28th April 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 9,327
Posted By grunion
My dad had a bunch of pseudoscience books from...

My dad had a bunch of pseudoscience books from the 1950s with titles like "Stranger Than Fiction" and "Mind Control Experiments From Behind The Iron Curtain" with purportedly true stories of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th April 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,163
Posted By grunion
Understandable why you may have missed this, as...

Understandable why you may have missed this, as the OP links to a review of Abdul-Jabbar's editorial rather than the editorial itself. Abdul-Jabbar comments:
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th March 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,163
Posted By grunion
There is a thread about the incident. There were...

There is a thread about the incident. There were two in fact, now merged and eight pages long.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th March 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 120,667
Posted By grunion
Plea directly to Russian people by Arnold...

Plea directly to Russian people by Arnold Schwarzenegger. (https://twitter.com/i/status/1504426844199669762) Admittedly I am not the intended target but I found it very effective. I just wonder if it...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th March 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 120,667
Posted By grunion
Why do you think she would rather dance with a US...

Why do you think she would rather dance with a US company?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th March 2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 120,667
Posted By grunion
It strikes me this is quite the reverse of the...

It strikes me this is quite the reverse of the anti-apartheid protests of the 1980s, which was mostly artists and athletes calling for cultural boycott with little to no government or business...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th March 2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By grunion
Frenk

Frenk
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th March 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By grunion
Nor with Frank Perdue (spelled with an e),...

Nor with Frank Perdue (spelled with an e), chicken mogul.

#chickenUp
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th March 2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By grunion
According to the John Oliver clip that dann...

According to the John Oliver clip that dann posted, that impact is negligible.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th March 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By grunion
John Oliver is a treasure. Great clip and...

John Oliver is a treasure. Great clip and demonstration of the ability to buy your own justice in the USA. I guess this proceeding was the only price they are forced to pay. And off they go to their...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th March 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By grunion
So free-enterprise doctors opt for the corporate...

So free-enterprise doctors opt for the corporate handouts over their Hippocratic Oaths, lovely.


All yours for the borrowing.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th March 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 120,667
Posted By grunion
Oh great. Another lie my in-laws will swallow.

Oh great. Another lie my in-laws will swallow.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th March 2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 120,667
Posted By grunion
When I was in Ukraine during Soviet times, “Slava...

When I was in Ukraine during Soviet times, “Slava Ukraina” was everywhere. So it was a Socialist slogan too.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th March 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By grunion
Oxycontin Victims Face Sackler Family In Court

26 people from across the US got their moment to address the Sacklers directly about the pain that their business decisions caused.

Paywall link, apologies.



I don't know how much, if any,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 10th March 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,238
Posted By grunion
I can see it becoming a wartime propaganda...

I can see it becoming a wartime propaganda vehicle, along the lines of V for Victory during the last World War.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th March 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,035
Posted By grunion
Distinction noted, as is the need for skepticism...

Distinction noted, as is the need for skepticism in the midst of wartime propaganda.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 10th March 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,035
Posted By grunion
"even educated fleas do it..." British War...

"even educated fleas do it..."

British War Crimes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_war_crimes)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 9th March 2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 120,667
Posted By grunion
My sentiments exactly. Brinksmanship is so 2021....

My sentiments exactly. Brinksmanship is so 2021. This is the year for Over The Brink. It gives me pain to write it down. There are too many big things going wrong at once.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th March 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,238
Posted By grunion
I just hope you are stocked up on the paper kind...

I just hope you are stocked up on the paper kind of books rather than the screen kind.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd March 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
FSB providing intelligence to Ukrainian Security...

FSB providing intelligence to Ukrainian Security Forces? WTF?

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/president-zelenksy-russia-assassination-plot-foiled-fsb-ukraine-1493210
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th February 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tankie#:~:text=Tan...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tankie#:~:text=Tankie%20is%20a%20pejorative%20label,authoritarian%20tendencies%20of%20Marxism%E2%80%93Leninism.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th February 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
Father Coughlin would be proud to see how his...

Father Coughlin would be proud to see how his journalistic tradition has flowered.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th February 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
I visited Yugoslavia back in Tito days, everyone...

I visited Yugoslavia back in Tito days, everyone wanted to practice their English and know everything about the USA.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th February 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
I'd heard it tossed around by local DSOC members...

I'd heard it tossed around by local DSOC members (particularly Soviet emigrees.) Seems to apply to the Putin defenders/apologists around here. Seriously weak sauce.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th February 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
Finally the world rises up.

Finally the world rises up.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th February 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
I was referring to ISF tankies.

I was referring to ISF tankies.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th February 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
I have followed this thread from the beginning...

I have followed this thread from the beginning and must say that the tankies are making a pretty lame showing of it.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th February 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 83,783
Posted By grunion
Looks like it’s back up now, no images though.

Looks like it’s back up now, no images though.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 4th February 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,285
Posted By grunion
I play a lot of games on Board Game Arena as...

I play a lot of games on Board Game Arena as well. All games are in-browser and have no in-game ads, pop-ups or pay-to-play annoyances. You can play for free but a membership fee is reasonable and...
Forum: USA Politics 7th December 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 279,187
Posted By grunion
I will freely admit to wishing death upon various...

I will freely admit to wishing death upon various gop members throughout history. The difference is, unlike the alt-right, I would never directly threaten nor actually conspire to make my wish come...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd December 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,526
Posted By grunion
Definitely woo but Fox News-style woo....

Definitely woo but Fox News-style woo. Chloroquine hypester.
Forum: USA Politics 3rd December 2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,526
Posted By grunion
I found this interesting link from a couple years...

I found this interesting link from a couple years back (about which I posted (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339362) at the time) in which the Doctor actually takes a...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd December 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,526
Posted By grunion
Because of Toomey's retirement, both parties see...

Because of Toomey's retirement, both parties see it as an opportunity to maintain/wrest control of the Senate. Lots of money pouring in from everywhere.
Forum: USA Politics 2nd December 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,526
Posted By grunion
"He's God. He only thinks he's a...

"He's God. He only thinks he's a surgeon."
Forum: USA Politics 1st December 2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,526
Posted By grunion
Quack TV “Doctor” Mehmet Oz Announces Pennsylvania Senate GOP Primary Run

Multiple Daytime Emmy Award Winner, perennial Oprah guest, TV alt-med huckster and Chloroquine Cure Anti-vaxxer Mehmet Oz announced today his candidacy for Republican Party nomination for U.S....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th October 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By grunion
Considering he wrote over 500 books on...

Considering he wrote over 500 books on topics/genres ranging from detective fiction to robotics to opera to universe building sci-fi I would be surprised if anyone here had heard of this one. But it...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th October 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By grunion
Martin Gardner's books of math games were great...

Martin Gardner's books of math games were great fun for me when I was that age, and definitely shaped my affinity for logic. Also there is a great Asimov non-fiction article compilation called...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 30th September 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,762
Posted By grunion
As a contractor, I take many jobs that are 50% up...

As a contractor, I take many jobs that are 50% up front and 50% at completion (or up to 90 days net, and even then I still have to chase them.) That can mean as much as a year between checks for some...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th September 2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,896
Posted By grunion
Strangely (and sadly) I am starting to see harsh...

Strangely (and sadly) I am starting to see harsh racist anti-semitic rhetoric beyond Islamaphobia amidst the Nirmukta (Indian Athiest/Freethought) pro-science forums I follow. Generally in the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd September 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,254
Posted By grunion
+1 for this recommendation. Though he didn't have...

+1 for this recommendation. Though he didn't have me sold, at least I understood what he was getting at.

But Douglas Adams said it best IMO -

The real problem is the human brain's...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 13th August 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,089
Posted By grunion
Elton John plagiarized REO Speedwagon before it...

Elton John plagiarized REO Speedwagon before it was cool.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 10th July 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,368
Posted By grunion
Statin Satan Don’t you sheeple see...

Statin

Satan

Don’t you sheeple see through it?
Forum: Skeptical Podcasts 8th July 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,833
Posted By grunion
There are many podcast aggregators and broadcast...

There are many podcast aggregators and broadcast apps that make it easy to find podcasts and episodes, read reviews/descriptions, download, and subscribe. I used to use iTunes until it got insanely...
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