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Re: Things that are things.

Postby Marcuse » Thu May 31, 2018 3:23 pm

Aquila89 wrote:Trump just met Kim in the Oval Office!

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She was there to talk about prison reform. It's not clear to me why her opinion on that is so important that the president has to hear it.


She seems to have taken up the case of a woman who, at 63 years of age, was imprisoned for life for a non-violent drugs offense. From what I understand she was being used as some kind of communications go-between. Kardashian has paid for a legal team to take up her case and personally requested Trump pardon her. It's the only time I've ever come close to respecting something KK has done.

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Re: Things that are things.

Postby Anglerphobe » Thu May 31, 2018 7:20 pm

Aquila89 wrote:Trump just met Kim in the Oval Office!


2018.

Seriously what the fuck is even going on anymore? It's like we're living in a throwaway joke from an episode of The Simpsons.
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby jbobsully11 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:10 am

I had another job interview today for an entry level position with someone who doesn’t understand how experience works. Most of the interview was spent going over the things I haven’t done in any formal capacity. This would be a rant, except that on my way home, I got a call from the last temp agency I worked with, and they want me back for another few months on the bridge for some reason.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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Re: Things that are things.

Postby Anglerphobe » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:13 pm

Today in Bending The Rules: muslim women who go out wearing headdresses and covering the skin below their necks, but do said covering with skintight leggings and tops and so on. Can't get acid thrown in your face if you're technically adhering to the rules. Smart.
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby cmsellers » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:52 pm

Anglerphobe wrote:Today in Bending The Rules: muslim women who go out wearing headdresses and covering the skin below their necks, but do said covering with skintight leggings and tops and so on. Can't get acid thrown in your face if you're technically adhering to the rules. Smart.

In Istanbul you see a lot of women (according to locals they're Saudis) who do this only with their whole face covered except their eyes. They looked like ninjas.

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Re: Things that are things.

Postby DoglovingJim » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:51 am

cmsellers wrote:
Anglerphobe wrote:Today in Bending The Rules: muslim women who go out wearing headdresses and covering the skin below their necks, but do said covering with skintight leggings and tops and so on. Can't get acid thrown in your face if you're technically adhering to the rules. Smart.

In Istanbul you see a lot of women (according to locals they're Saudis) who do this only with their whole face covered except their eyes. They looked like ninjas.

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Darn it, I was hoping you had a picture giving an example.
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby jbobsully11 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:08 pm

I’m helping my sister and her husband move some furniture, and they’re playing a podcast of Slenderman erotica in the truck. So... that’s a thing that exists.

EDIT: Now it’s Dick Cheney/Bill Clinton torture porn.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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Re: Things that are things.

Postby cmsellers » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:20 am

My pantry now looks almost like a normal human adult person's pantry, instead of the haphazard food collection of an autistic fatass.

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Re: Things that are things.

Postby jbobsully11 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:58 pm

Last week, I wrote:I had another job interview today for an entry level position with someone who doesn’t understand how experience works. Most of the interview was spent going over the things I haven’t done in any formal capacity. This would be a rant, except that on my way home, I got a call from the last temp agency I worked with, and they want me back for another few months on the bridge for some reason.

This morning, I looked for the phone number of the woman I talked to, and couldn’t find it. I went on their website, and the job was still listed, so I applied. A few minutes later, I got a call from them saying that the position had been filled.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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Re: Things that are things.

Postby NathanLoiselle » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:44 am

jbobsully11 wrote:
Last week, I wrote:I had another job interview today for an entry level position with someone who doesn’t understand how experience works. Most of the interview was spent going over the things I haven’t done in any formal capacity. This would be a rant, except that on my way home, I got a call from the last temp agency I worked with, and they want me back for another few months on the bridge for some reason.

This morning, I looked for the phone number of the woman I talked to, and couldn’t find it. I went on their website, and the job was still listed, so I applied. A few minutes later, I got a call from them saying that the position had been filled.


I wonder if you're the one who's filling it?
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby Aquila89 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:32 pm

Marcuse wrote:She seems to have taken up the case of a woman who, at 63 years of age, was imprisoned for life for a non-violent drugs offense. From what I understand she was being used as some kind of communications go-between. Kardashian has paid for a legal team to take up her case and personally requested Trump pardon her. It's the only time I've ever come close to respecting something KK has done.


Will you look at that... Trump commuted her sentence.

Maybe it was a mistake for so many celebrities to publicly criticize Trump. That achieved nothing. But apparently, they can convince him to do good things if they suck up to him. He also gave Jack Johnson, (first African American world heavyweight boxing champion) a posthumous pardon because Sylvester Stallone asked him to.
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby cmsellers » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:39 pm

It appears that The Economist has revamped their site and done away with their comments. Now, The Economist's comments were a dumpster fire, one of the few sites I've seen where the comments are worse than The Daily Mail and YouTube, so it's no great loss to humanity. Still, I'm mildly disappointed but unsurprised that they did away with them instead of finding a way to fix them.
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby Aquila89 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:00 pm

I saw my mother entertain my one-year-old niece (her granddaughter) by reading the ingredients of diet snacks to her. For some reason, my niece really found that interesting, and listened as if she were told a story. I think it's the first time anyone was that happy to hear the ingredients of organic coconut chips.
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby NathanLoiselle » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:48 pm

So I'm wondering what the ingredients to organic coconut chips are???
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Re: Things that are things.

Postby cmsellers » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:53 am

NathanLoiselle wrote:So I'm wondering what the ingredients to organic coconut chips are???

The ones from Trader Joe's are made from coconut meats plus coconut milk.

The surprising thing about that story to me is that coconut chips count as a diet food. Since coconut milk is basically sugar and saturated fat, they're probably not something anyone on a diet should be eating.
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