kallend

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  1. Leaving this afternoon for a month in the Antarctic, to check on those glaciers for myself. Hoping not to do a "Shackelton".
  2. Signs Someone Is Trolling It can sometimes become difficult to tell the difference between a troll and someone who just genuinely wants to argue about a topic. However, here are a few tell-tale signs that someone is actively trolling. Refusal to acknowledge evidence: Even when presented with hard, cold facts, they ignore this and pretend like they never saw it. Dismissive, condescending tone: An early indicator of a troll was that they would ask an angry responder, “Why you mad, bro?” This is a method done to provoke someone even more, as a way of dismissing their argument altogether. Seeming obliviousness: They seem oblivious that most people are in disagreement with them. Also, trolls rarely get mad or provoked. How Should I Handle Them? The most classic adage regarding trolling is, “Don’t feed the trolls.” Trolls seek out emotional responses and find provocation amusing, so replying to them or attempting to debate them will only make them troll more. By ignoring a troll completely, they will likely become frustrated and go somewhere else on the internet. You should try your best not to take anything trolls say seriously. No matter how poorly they behave, remember these people spend countless unproductive hours trying to make people mad. They’re not worth your time of day. https://www.howtogeek.com/465416/what-is-an-internet-troll-and-how-to-handle-trolls/
  3. Two Buck Chuck is $3 I believe. The Cabernet is actually OK for making mulled wine, especially if cognac is added. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulled_wine
  4. Some 50% of the people have IQ in double figures.
  5. Rushmc had entertainment value, rather like RonD.
  6. Unfortunately a lot of stupid people don't think that way. Some of them even post here.
  7. kallend

    covid-19

    No surprises in this article - if you can multiply and divide.... https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/math-covid-vaccinations-jeremy-mcanulty/2021/11/12/bfe89018-417f-11ec-a3aa-0255edc02eb7_story.html Covid misinformation spreads because so many Americans are awful at math
  8. Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/stephen-k-bannon-indicted-contempt-congress
  9. Predicting the past is much easier than predicting the future.
  10. Maybe this should also go in the "Scumbag Politician" thread. At least 13 Trump officials illegally campaigned while in office, federal investigation finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-violations-hatch-act/2021/11/09/b3d4c764-4108-11ec-a88e-2aa4632af69b_story.html The Office of Special Counsel, led by a Republican appointed by Trump, lays out a series of violations that the authors underscore were not innocent mistakes or slips of the tongue. No punishment is expected to be assessed because, by most legal interpretations, the president in office at the time is the only person who can take action to fire or reprimand his political appointees when they act illegally. The office’s lengthy treatment of how the administration flouted a law intended to ensure that civil servants and political appointees operate free of political influence was meant to illustrate that the law lacks teeth and needs stronger enforcement mechanisms, the report says. “OSC is issuing this report to educate employees about Hatch Act-prohibited activities, highlight the enforcement challenges that [the office] confronted during its investigations, and deter similar violations in the future,” investigators wrote. So if the law has no teeth, how exactly will future violations be deterred?
  11. Is that Aaron Rodgers QB, MD, PhD, the eminent epidemiologist?
  12. kallend

    covid-19

    Interesting data: