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Everything posted by eatcorn

  1. There was a great article on Greenwald in a recent New Yorker. Highly recommended.
  2. He'll write them a sternly worded letter, and keep supporting them.
  3. We're in 126C.
  4. Listen: we're not a good team. And there's tons of stuff to do in the area rather than watch a sub-.500 football team and the blazing sun.
  5. A very close friend of ours has been working as an attorney in public service making $60K per year ($50K - $100K less than her peers) for the last nine years. In that time, she's had breast cancer, and two children. They're going to deny her student loan forgiveness, which will cost her around $70K. This government is perverse and cruel, and it's shameful. It's immoral, and it's disgusting.
  6. The Azores were fantastic. We only stayed on Sao Miguel, but there was more to do there than we could manage in a week. The food was fresh and delicious, the natural environs were absolutely stunning (think of a mix between Hawaii and Ireland), the culture was unmolested by Americanism, and everything was so cheap. We did a lot of swimming and hiking. There aren't any mega-hotels or resorts there yet, so that added a layer of pleasantness for us. We stayed in a 3 BR home with a pool for $450 a night. Go now before capitalist pig-dogs ruin it with nasty hotels. For Hawaii, we stay on Kauai. My best friend moved there in 1994, so we've been around 20X now. Thanks to their generosity with their home (I guess you kind of have to have a guest BR if you live in Hawaii), we've never had to pay for a hotel, which means we generally cook every night. Done that way, Hawaii isn't terribly pricey. And when you get away form the hotels, it becomes a quiet, rural island that's as close to perfect as I can imagine. Hiking, paddling, surfing, snorkeling, and swimming are all near daily activities. Fruits and vegetables grow everywhere, and the fish is abundant and unparalleled, in my experience. The natural beauty is astounding in a way that takes you out of your head and into your senses, which I something I desperately need living in Atlanta. We've also spent a good bit of time on Maui and Oahu. Strongly prefer Maui to Oahu, but it you head North out of Honolulu, Oahu can be pretty amazing.
  7. There is nothing more insufferable on this board than the fact that anyone engages gazoo and WFW in any kind of 'discussion'. Ignore them. They're idiot trolls.
  8. I'll never understand how any of you continue to have any exchange with them whatsoever. Just put them on ignore and they'll go away.
  9. Don't be a Maillard reactionary.
  10. It doesn't keep in moisture. That's a myth. It does add flavor and texture, though.
  11. FWIW, I totally didn't read JDave's responses in that light at all. He was simply saying 'communism brought terrible things in the 20th century'.
  12. So the situation is 'they're cheating, tough ****'. Super.
  13. This summarizes why references to the integrity of 'the system' ring hollow.
  14. I'm with you, but I have no hope whatsoever.
  15. I mean, I'm happy to vote against any legislation that abolishes the second amendment, which is more than JDave is willing to do to eradicate Trump. I don't think there's a chance in any kind of **** that the 2nd Amendment goes away, so it seems like a really silly reason to fund a group as disgusting as the NRA.
  16. Don't forget the environment.
  17. This is a straw man, I think. 'The courts' aren't enemies of the left by any stretch. The issue that's being raised is with the contempt for the process shown by Republicans in stealing a lifetime appointment to the SCOTUS.
  18. For the record, if I thought you were an idiot with no intellect or moral compass, I'd just ignore you.
  19. Had no clue any of that was going on between y'all. Hang tough, bros!
  20. It ain't just about today.
  21. Sure, but the effects you're describing don't really happen in the political field, and they're not really the result of public policy. I think they're the result of a kind of freedom that overvalues the individual (American myth). There's a TON of behavior that I deem dysfunctional for society, but I've come to just chalk that up to 'what people do when given freedom'.
  22. Sure, but that's a policy matter worth discussing, I think.