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  1. ryoder


    The mention of Heaven's Gate in the article reminds me of a comment that circulated afterward, and is still relevant today: "So many idiots, so few comets."
  2. ryoder


    FYI: Boulder CO is currently requiring masks on all employees and customers of businesses open to the public. Boulder CO still does not require women to cover their breasts.
  3. Some interesting trivia. It is autobiographical, and the although he never saw her again, she wrote to him after the movie came out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_of_'42#Factual_basis He never saw her again; his last "encounter" with her, recounted on an episode of The Mike Douglas Show, came after the film's release in 1971, when she was one of over a dozen women who wrote letters to Raucher claiming to be "his" Dorothy. Raucher recognized the "real" Dorothy's handwriting, and she confirmed her identity by making references to certain events only she could have known about. She told Raucher that she had lived for years with the guilt that she had potentially traumatized him and ruined his life. She told Raucher that she was glad he turned out all right, and that they had best not re-visit the past. If only some older woman would have "traumatized" me at that age...
  4. I was wondering why Stone got a commutation instead of a pardon. And here it is: It is interesting that Trump did not pardon Stone, but rather commuted his sentence. A presidential pardon takes away a person’s right to stay silent in court under the right established by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution not to self-incriminate. It does so because there is no need to worry about conviction: you've been pardoned. A commutation does not take away that right, so Stone now cannot be compelled to testify. Source: https://www.facebook.com/heathercoxrichardson/posts/2344837658993620
  5. CGPGrey added another video to his series on the EC:
  6. First, banning by IP does not account for Network Address Translation. When I worked for Fortune 500 companies, we had thousands of users behind a single public IP. Second, "machine ID", aka MAC address, does not work unless server and client are on the same network. The MAC address does not go beyond the first router. Usable methods of identification are the variables passed from browser to server when first establishing an HTTP(S) connection.
  7. "Coordinated state elections"? No. Not even that. United States Constitution, Article Two, Section 1, Clause 2: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. It says nothing about the state holding an election. The manner of choosing electors is entirely up to whatever the state legislature decides. If the legislature enacted a law stating that the legislators themselves would choose the electors, the Constitution would not prohibit it. There is nothing in the Constitution requiring citizens to have any input at all in choosing POTUS.
  8. I keep tellin' ya: One acre, one vote!
  9. ryoder


    Well, if they wouldn't have gotten tested, this wouldn't have happened, right?
  10. More to the point: Trolls must troll.
  11. As Yale Law Professor Akhil Amar states in his lecture series (on Youtube): The EC electors are "potted plants" who are not supposed do any thinking, but just do as they are told.
  12. Putin Admits Taking SATs for Trump: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/putin-admits-taking-sats-for-trump
  13. ryoder


    For sure! I even heard a radio interview with a medical professional who stated they have found detectable lung damage in asymptomatic people.
  14. https://www.cpr.org/2020/07/06/supreme-court-unanimously-sides-with-colorado-washington-in-faithless-electors-case/ Now we can stop pretending that the EC is supposedly a group of wise elders who can over-rule a bad popular choice. (As if the 2016 election wasn't already proof).
  15. "Karen" charged with filing a false report, (the fool who called police over a black guy bird-watching in Central Park): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/nyregion/amy-cooper-false-report-charge.html
  16. Ah, yes; The American non-profit group who is exporting idiocy to those countries facing idiocy shortages.
  17. Gawd is that hilarious! How many authoritarian regimes have reduced the power of the police???
  18. Go here: https://www.dropzone.com/forums/topic/56036-db-cooper/page/2492/ ETA: Or I should say: Go there after the mods clean up after the idiot spammer.
  19. Canadian "Karen" refuses to wear a mask at a Toronto ER. Then she posts video on Twitter about it. Comments not terribly sympathetic: https://bit.ly/2D7vOA9