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by Dave_LF
Mon Mar 27, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 950
Views: 301941

Re: Gun Control Debate

You know, easy guns don't help, but I'm still pretty sure that you could flood a country like Germany with assault rifles without obtaining these outcomes. A big, big part of the problem is that the US is full of awful people, and there's no easy solution for that.
by Dave_LF
Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:40 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: More Tolkien Movies coming?
Replies: 10
Views: 1296

Re: More Tolkien Movies coming?

?? https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/feb/24/new-lord-of-the-rings-films-in-the-works-at-warner-bros New Lord of the Rings films in the works at Warner Bros Announcement comes 20 years after Peter Jackson’s trilogy was released and amid a scramble for franchises at Warner Bros Discovery Thu 23 Fe...
by Dave_LF
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

All versions of the app now include a toggle between "For You" and "Following" modes. In Following mode it shows you what you've chosen to see, in "For You" mode it shows you what they think you should see. And it's pretty aggressive about switching you back to "Fo...
by Dave_LF
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Chaos in the House
Replies: 169
Views: 8760

Re: Chaos in the House

The chaos is the point. Throw wrenches into all the gears so you can say the machine doesn’t work.
by Dave_LF
Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:01 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Chaos in the House
Replies: 169
Views: 8760

Re: Chaos in the House

If I'm not mistaken, someone from outside of congress can be elected speaker of the house, is that correct? Is all of this turmoil intentional so that such a suggestion is put forward? If a non-elected (by the American people) person becomes speaker, are they still 3rd in line to the presidency? It...
by Dave_LF
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Chaos in the House
Replies: 169
Views: 8760

Re: Chaos in the House

N.E. Brigand wrote: Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:30 am2. Rep. Matt Gaetz says that it's good the House "didn't organize" today because (for reasons I don't follow) that will mean less funding for Ukraine.
I took it to be him admitting out loud that MAGA's goal is to hamstring the US government to help their Russian bros win the war
by Dave_LF
Tue Dec 27, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Elon's Twitter

There has been a definite uptick in the number of bat-guano tweets appearing in my feed over the last day or three (antivax, zero-COVID, pro-Russia, pro-MAGA). The underlying cause seems to be that the algorithm has gotten aggressive about promoting second-order tweets; i.e. from those followed by y...
by Dave_LF
Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Replies: 744
Views: 54397

Re: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

Frelga wrote: Fri Dec 23, 2022 7:36 pmWho in the West watches RT, anyway?
Most of the GOP, to judge by their behavior
by Dave_LF
Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:09 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

It'll be a sweet 15 minutes, that's for sure
by Dave_LF
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

Seems like as good an explanation as any:
http://smbc-comics.com/comic/artificial-incompetence
by Dave_LF
Wed Dec 21, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1396
Views: 333942

Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

It’s worse than that; he and his whole movement consider the system and its laws to be illegitimate; it’s not just that they don’t apply, they consider it positively heroic to mock and defy the rule of law.
by Dave_LF
Mon Dec 19, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

As Garry Kasparaov put it, "Places everyone wants to go are strict about who gets in. Prisons and dictatorships are strict about who gets out!"
by Dave_LF
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

This is true, but the internet has always been dominated by the 4chan "internazi" type, of which Musk is merely the latest, richest incarnation. In many ways he's more dangerous than classical Nazis like Putin and Trump who've learned to speak internet adequately, but not as a first langua...
by Dave_LF
Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Same-sex, whole-milk marriage: 50 Shades of Gay
Replies: 2659
Views: 567980

Re: Same-sex, whole-milk marriage: 50 Shades of Gay

I'm having troubling deciding between a) this bill makes it less likely that O/L will be overturned since it's not worth getting people all riled up for so little practical effect, and b) this bill makes it *more* likely that O/L will be overturned since it would let the radicals throw their base a ...
by Dave_LF
Thu Dec 08, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

The most obvious change I've seen was yesterday when a chummy autoplaying crypto ad prominently featuring Musk's face occupied position 1 in my feed
by Dave_LF
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1756
Views: 459670

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

River wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:27 pm Maybe it can be dissolved after coughing up some heavy fines?
AP wrote:As punishment, the Trump Organization could be fined up to $1.6 million — a relatively small amount for a company of its size, though the conviction might make some of its future deals more complicated.
by Dave_LF
Mon Dec 05, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3525
Views: 1000069

Re: Nature Pics

It's happening again:
by Dave_LF
Fri Dec 02, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: The all too early Season Two thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 67
Views: 6250

Re: The all too early Season Two thread (possible spoilers)

The below is a (potential) future spoiler, not an S1 spoiler: That reddit thread V shared earlier that was written before E1 was released with info from someone claiming to be involved in the production wound up being too specifically correct about too many things to be lucky guesses, and it claimed...
by Dave_LF
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1865
Views: 614541

The last movie you saw Thread

Glass Onion looks great, but I can wait until it's on Netflix. If the sequel had Chris Evans in it, I may have been tempted. :D It is. A different sort of mystery than the first one, but a match for its quality. I saw it with B last week. The last movie we saw together before that was the first Kni...
by Dave_LF
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Elon's Twitter
Replies: 204
Views: 10740

Re: Elon's Twitter

He's probably been advised by counsel that he needs to keep his mouth shut to avoid further legal jeopardy. Of course, he's no doubt received that advice many, many times before, and it hasn't stuck yet.