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Forum: Amusement Bark 20 September 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Steve
I don’t think I’m the only one who has no idea...

I don’t think I’m the only one who has no idea what you’re talking about most of the time. There’s a basic format to starting threads, where you link to an article and quote from it. Obviously you’ve...
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Steve
I don’t conclude otherwise since I don’t conclude...

I don’t conclude otherwise since I don’t conclude anything. I have no idea what happened. But the defense that only two of her children a cussed her of horrible abuse makes me wonder if you’re even...
Forum: SLC 20 September 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,181
Posted By Steve
Ah, so sounds like The Breakfast Club adder the...

Ah, so sounds like The Breakfast Club adder the Canadian twist to “distant girlfriend”. Thanks
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,181
Posted By Steve
Did the “I have a girlfriend in Canada” thing...

Did the “I have a girlfriend in Canada” thing start with The Breakfast Club or were they using a joke that had been around?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Steve
No need. But we should be honest about him. The...

No need. But we should be honest about him. The same way we should be honest about Keller. Her left wing views weren’t limited to aiding the he ACLU.
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Steve
No, she’s spoken out before saying that Mia...

No, she’s spoken out before saying that Mia Farrow was an abusive mother. Some children in the family agree with her and some don’t. But God forbid someone claim they were abused if you find the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Steve
Another fun fact. She was a cheerleader for a...

Another fun fact. She was a cheerleader for a genocidal regime. Downplaying her stupid politics is doing her a favor. The woman praised Lenin for God’s sake. Over coming her disabilities is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
I do. Why wouldn't the next anonymous source...

I do. Why wouldn't the next anonymous source wonder "If the person who wrote that article got outed, then I might." And why wouldn't the person writing the article not want to be outed?

But yes, I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
Ok, does the paper want future anonymous sources?...

Ok, does the paper want future anonymous sources? They're less likely to get them if everyone know who wrote this one.

Did this paper make an agreement beforehand with this source to protect them...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
Do they? I can see that they shouldn't alter the...

Do they? I can see that they shouldn't alter the meaning, but if it turns out that Anonymous asked the editorial board to break up the longer sentences, or to alter some of the rhetorical flourishes,...
Forum: NFBSK 07 September 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Steve
Victorian-Era Orgasms and the Crisis of Peer Review

It’s among the most delectably scandalous stories in the history of medicine: At the height of the Victorian era, doctors regularly treated their female patients by stimulating them to orgasm. This...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 September 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
Sure, but it says "helped crack the case". It was...

Sure, but it says "helped crack the case". It was the linguistic analysts who convinced a judge to issue a search warrant after the Unabomber's brother and sister-in-law came forward. So the family...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 September 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
This Linguist Helped Investigate the Unabomber. Here’s His Take on the New York Times

Amateur sleuths are hard at work trying to unmask the author of that anonymous Trump-bashing op-ed in The New York Times, but even professional linguists say that identifying the “senior official”...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 September 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
I don't know of any software that can reliably...

I don't know of any software that can reliably point to who wrote what. And they way the BBC writes about this makes me assume whatever software they chose isn't very reliable. Yeah, it could be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 September 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
Are you going with the lodestar theory?...

Are you going with the lodestar theory? (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45431300) It could be right, but it could be that the author tried to make people suspect Pence with that word.

I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 September 2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,916
Posted By Steve
You're reasoning is really unclear here, Jusenko....

You're reasoning is really unclear here, Jusenko. When you write:I'm baffled. I'm not really sure how that differs from, "No, that ethnic slur isn't racist here. After all, I once heard a guy say...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 September 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Steve
I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 September 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Steve
Is this really a decent way to respond to an...

Is this really a decent way to respond to an article like this? A father writes an article about how his daughter's murder is used for political ends and how that's despicable. And your response is...
Forum: SLC 03 September 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,181
Posted By Steve
Ah, thanks. I'm running a trivia quiz in a bar...

Ah, thanks. I'm running a trivia quiz in a bar next week and wanted to ask a question about that scene. Calling it a juke box just seemed wrong. ETA: Just saw your edit. Yeah, I'll google this, but...
Forum: SLC 03 September 2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 21,181
Posted By Steve
You know those mini-juke boxes at diners like the...

You know those mini-juke boxes at diners like the kind Tony Soprano was playing in the last scene of the Sopranos...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 September 2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Steve
Do you mean you have a disagreement with anything...

Do you mean you have a disagreement with anything that's been said against his position? That's fine, but why not say what your disagreement is? Or do you just mean that you mean that you'd rather...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 September 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Steve
You literally posted this: It almost sounds like...

You literally posted this: It almost sounds like you think Americans suck.
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 September 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Steve
Yeah, to be honest, I feel the same way with most...

Yeah, to be honest, I feel the same way with most of your posts.

But so what? The question is whether it's ok to say that a group of people suck based on the actions of their government. Either...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 September 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Steve
A: American policies suck. Therefore Americans...

A: American policies suck. Therefore Americans suck.
B: No, that's not cool to say. I mean, Russian and Chinese policies suck, and so do policies in Europe, but we wouldn't say those people suck....
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 September 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,400
Posted By Steve
He didn't even come close to saying that China...

He didn't even come close to saying that China and Russia's bad behavior makes the bad behavior of the US ok. No fair reader could claim that. He discussed the hypocrisy of how people judge the US...
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