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by Tortoise
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Political Humor and Satire
Replies: 50
Views: 3805

Re: Political Humor and Satire

Fauci Calls The Bill Of Rights A 'Public Health Crisis'
Along with climate change, racial injustice, and student loans, the Bill of Rights should be declared a "public health emergency," Fauci said in his comments on an interview with CNN.
by Tortoise
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4217
Views: 274712

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I had no idea how using [barbells] would so much improve my quality of life. It's allowed me to continue to do certain things that I otherwise would have had to cease years ago. And, allowed me to do some things I'd never prior been able to do. One of my uncles in his mid-80s (who never did strengt...
by Tortoise
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 73
Views: 540

Re: Chauvin Verdict

When my turn for questioning came up it was the prosecuting attorney who asked, best I can remember without paraphrasing, "I see that you are a software engineer. So does that mean I will have to show you absolute proof to find the defendant guilty". My answer was "Can you explain what you mean" or...
by Tortoise
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 73
Views: 540

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I looked at my wife and baby tonight, and i don't know if i would have had the courage to hang the jury if i thought he was not guilty. It's basically a death sentence for you and possibly your family. Ditto. I would have never agreed to be on that particular jury in the first place. During the jur...
by Tortoise
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 73
Views: 540

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Cortopassi wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:09 pm
He slowly murdered the guy, plain and simple [...]
You sound very sure about that. Therefore, I'm assuming you watched and listened to all of the evidence and witness testimony presented by both the prosecution and the defense in Chauvin's trial?
by Tortoise
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Stopping all Covid testing would be an implicit admission by the medical and public health establishment that “zero Covid” is not an attainable goal — that Covid is now an endemic virus in the human population, just like the flu and the common cold are. I don’t think the establishment is ready to op...
by Tortoise
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4217
Views: 274712

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Bill Maher rants about Covid fear porn (~8 minutes):

https://youtu.be/Qp3gy_CLXho
by Tortoise
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: You can't take it with you...
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: You can't take it with you...

Ideally, when I die of old age I’ll still have some investments left, and I can leave it to family and/or a favorite charity. I would personally find it stressful to try to calculate exact savings and spending amounts so that I have “just enough” to die with exactly $0 in my accounts. Much simpler j...
by Tortoise
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where is Dualstow?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Where is Dualstow?

For some reason, the “Last active” field in the member profiles (where you can see when a member last viewed the forum) seems to be visible in all members’ profiles — including administrators like Xan — except for moderators like dualstow. Which means only administrators would know if dualstow has b...
by Tortoise
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1466
Views: 99690

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

dualstow wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:59 pm
I probably won't have internet for a few days.
...or a few weeks, apparently. ;D
by Tortoise
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4217
Views: 274712

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Here's a lefty magazine's article that says that a lot of what was force fed as "the science" was probably wrong. Imagine that! Someone tell Twitter. Executive summary: You can stop sanitizing surfaces and items, and focus on airborne transmission. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/...
by Tortoise
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?
Replies: 43
Views: 509

Re: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?

tomfoolery wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:55 pm
Can you recommend something other than sticks for housing and self defense? Lumber is up another 20% month-over-month.
I guess replace sticks with rocks?
by Tortoise
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?
Replies: 43
Views: 509

Re: Need a realtor to sell a home in this market?

You're correct. The official U3 numbers are around 9% for Vegas. And the official CPI-U is hovering around 2%. I don't know why I thought unemployment is 30% and Inflation is 15%. I think QAnon has gotten to my grocery store, landlord, health insurance company, gas station and gun store. There are ...
by Tortoise
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Why isn't gold moving?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Why isn't gold moving?

boglerdude wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:30 pm
Short term fear moves it, long term real rates move it
Sounds pretty similar to how long-term Treasury prices behave.
by Tortoise
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Where do you guys think Tim Pool moved?
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Where do you guys think Tim Pool moved?

On the latest Tim Pool IRL show (#262), the guest John Tamny happened to mention that Tim lives in rural Maryland.
by Tortoise
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Perpetual Critical Thinking Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Perpetual Critical Thinking Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA4Sr63f2EM Over 1/3 of San Francisco's population is Asian, and the city has a large number of homeless people, many of whom are afflicted with untreated psychiatric issues. So when a mentally disturbed homeless guy in San Francisco attacks two people who both happe...
by Tortoise
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?
Replies: 112
Views: 2306

Re: Does anyone om know anyone that is even sick?

What the statistics show, consistently, is that had the overweight and obese population simply lost weight, the vast majority of deaths and serious complications could have been avoided. . . . You can’t even say that ..some of the most unhealthiest people are just chugging along fine with no covid ...
by Tortoise
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Housing prices
Replies: 112
Views: 3886

Re: Housing prices

pugchief wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:26 pm
flyingpylon wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:18 pm
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Conclusion: Everyone is fleeing New York?
And D.C. and Hawaii, apparently.
by Tortoise
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Bitcoin: rise of the machines
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Bitcoin: rise of the machines

Wow. This escalated quicker than I expected. MICROSOFT WANTS TO 'READ PEOPLE'S BRAIN WAVES' TO MINE CRYPTOCURRENCY https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/microsoft-cryptocurrency-mining-brain-waves-body-data-bitcoin-a9480766.html?amp I posted about that last year. Note the p...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Those are simply astounding numbers to me! I never thought I was in such a minority. When I next go food shopping (have not yet done so once in 2021!) I'm going to count the adults I see to determine how many fall into which category - overweight / not overweight. The percentage of overweight peopl...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

TF, your avatar just reminded me: ZDogg is actually opposed to vaccine passports. He says it would be preferable to just make the vaccine available to as many people as possible and educate them on vaccine effectiveness. ZDogg, freedom advocate! https://youtu.be/6AnxLiS_28Q (skip to 10:25 for the mo...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Let's just say your view of the First Amendment is "expansive." Maybe you should read up on what the freedom of assembly protects before you post stuff about it. It's pretty clear you are clueless. Now now, Kbg, there's no need to let your emotions get the better of you and resort to ad hominem att...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Privacy
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Privacy

If all cash goes digital, Bazzell has as much concluded that privacy will be dead. I doubt it's so cut and dried. Privacy is a cat-and-mouse game, just like computer security is. In computer security, adversaries and criminals develop increasingly sophisticated methods of digital attack, and people...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Not sure how a vaccine passport violates your ability to freely assemble? Free in this case does not mean conveniently, cheaply or using a conveyance of your choosing. It means you can get together for a political purpose. A passport by definition is a restriction, no doubt. Get a shot, get a passp...
by Tortoise
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10631

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Why are you guys still droning on about this? Get the jab or don't, take the consequences either way. With the vaccine widely available it's a different situation now. If our mask freedom fighters can't get on an airplane, oh well, drive. Can't travel internationally, oh well, the Grand Canyon is s...