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The Lounge Yippie-Yi-Ohhhhh, Yippie-Yi-Ayyyyy, Ghost CHATters in the Sky Oct 31 2014
13:49 (UTC)
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Boo.

The Lounge Liberal cities, illiberal policies Oct 30 2014
18:00 (UTC)
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Possible because of necessity. Japan is the size of (roughly) California and Oregon combined, with three times the population. If our entire country was packed that tight, we'd be building all kinds of interesting high-rise housing too.

The Lounge A low key thread about the 2016 presidential primary elections Oct 30 2014
13:15 (UTC)
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Agree with the more influential position, Doc. At this point I'd hate to lose her in the Senate, almost as much as I'd love to see her run for President.

The Lounge Liberal cities, illiberal policies Oct 30 2014
13:05 (UTC)
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I was speaking mostly about the caliber of each candidate. Romney was not their best choice against a politically savvy Obama campaign, IMO. Especially given what I view as a big misstep by the GOP of condemning ACA instead of taking the hit, and moving past it.

Economically, there is so little difference between the two parties that to try to draw any conclusions from the data in the OP is, in my view, useless.

The Lounge A low key thread about the 2016 presidential primary elections Oct 30 2014
12:58 (UTC)
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I've been hearing Bernie Sanders, as well. But yeah, I think Warren is more a pipe dream. I had that same thought about a Clinton/Warren ticket, especially after Warren's most recent appearance on Bill Maher's show. She is extraordinary, IMO.

The Lounge A low key thread about the 2016 presidential primary elections Oct 30 2014
12:45 (UTC)
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I think Rand Paul is going to emerge as the GOP's choice. I think Elizabeth Warren might need to be added to the Democratic list, as well.

The Lounge Liberal cities, illiberal policies Oct 30 2014
12:43 (UTC)
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Yeah, not certain there's much of a conclusion to be drawn from Romney vs Obama. You didn't have to be ultra-liberal to recognize the vast disparity between the two candidates.

The Lounge The Intelligent Plant Oct 30 2014
12:18 (UTC)
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I think that's as good an argument as any for legalization of marijuana. Those poor plants cannot help it if they are high on themselves. It also explains why fungi are so weird looking: trippin' balls.

The Lounge The Intelligent Plant Oct 30 2014
12:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by santonacci:

I'm not sure how their experience would be significantly similar to most animals' - no sexual reproduction,

Actually, there's quite a lot of this amongst plants.  Pollination = plant sex.

So there is - my mistake. 

ETA:  Still not seeing the significant similarity with animals, as most animals don't count on the wind to ensure fertilization.  (I say "most" because the moment I don't account for the possibility, someone mentions some rare animal that can only mate during a sandstorm....)

LOL

The Lounge Russell Wilson isn't black enough Oct 30 2014
10:53 (UTC)
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Outstanding post, Runes.

The Lounge Russell Wilson isn't black enough Oct 28 2014
13:02 (UTC)
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I think it's Wilson's answer that is the answer. He doesn't accept the assertion that he isn't black enough, and doesn't seem to care if anyone feels differently.

As an aside, this habit of noting a man's ability to be articulate is interesting. We never describe white people as 'articulate' when listing their virtues.

Well, we never used to until GW and that chick from Alaska came along...

The Lounge Canada Oct 24 2014
19:01 (UTC)
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I think that is precisely what happened to CNN. When they were the only 24 hour news gig on US cable, they were nonpareil. I noticed them starting to fail during the OJ chase and subsequent trial. But it got a lot worse during the Newtown shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing/suspect chase.

Bad reporting exacerbated by misinformation and the need to scoop hundreds of other sources. :/

The Lounge Canada Oct 23 2014
17:00 (UTC)
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Stalwart fellow. Good job former Mountie.

The Lounge Relationship Test - Dataclysm Oct 23 2014
16:51 (UTC)
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Does it matter that Facebook dictates your content? Decides for itself what you actually see in your newsfeed? Seems like that would skew the numbers?

The Lounge Canada Oct 23 2014
16:44 (UTC)
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Broadcast News is, I think, the higher rated news source, Nomo. I think we're not entirely Foxed up.

The Lounge Canada Oct 23 2014
15:42 (UTC)
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When I first read about the incidents, I felt a sort of overwhelming protectiveness for our Canadian friends. You guys don't have a lot of gun violence up there, it doesn't seem, and I thought 'this is going to be even more difficult for people so unaccustomed to it.' And you guys are pretty..well...nice.

Then I realized that was probably a mite patronizing, but still I can't shake the feeling of being sort of pissed off and dismayed on your collective behalf.

May your soldier rest easy. :/

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 17 2014
13:27 (UTC)
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:)

The Lounge Are you gonna be my Chat Oct 17 2014
13:14 (UTC)
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Cool earworm, Deb.

Mornin' folks.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 17 2014
13:12 (UTC)
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The acting surgeon general is the deputy and can't make policy. That the Senate still hasn't confirmed the president's appointment for Surgeon General - thank you NRA - probably leaves him little choice but to appoint an enforcer type individual.

I would prefer an Ebola Shogun though. More tough and cool. Or maybe an Ebola Leftenant. No one uses leftenant anymore.

The Lounge Ebola is in the US Oct 16 2014
14:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

seems to me this clusterfrack is the consequence of a whole lot of pretense and face-saving. spend a few decades bragging about having "the best health care system in the world" and you'd better have some substance to back it up.

And then there's capitalizing on a significant portion of the voting public's fear of too much government intrusion, for an extra dollop of dumbassery.

If it becomes clear that the CDC is under-funded, under-staffed or in any way hobbled by the nonsense of the last 20 years or so, I'm going to be a mite put out.

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