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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

But perhaps we can avoid getting into another lengthy discussion. Would you agree that if he did what Ms. Menz has accused him of doing, that it was terrible behavior?

Well, I'd say it was inappropriate and wrong, and the flak [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3 hours ago

Re: Tankless water heater

A more central location would be nice, faster arrival for use, but that said, recent changes here have seemingly improved the flow rates to where we don't hardly notice the delay times.. Still have to clear the cold water in the line to get [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4 hours ago

Re: OT: The only reason I can think of...

I know this is going to sound crazy, but please hear me out.
Perhaps the reason they decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is because the capital of Israel is Jerusalem?
Just a thought...


Revisionist [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:24 AM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

Reminds me a bit of when Hillary decided to support the Iraq War. Because of fear for her political fortunes in case another 9/11 were to happen, opposing the Iraq War would have painted her as having been too soft on terrorists.

I [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:16 AM

The Little Blue Pill

The first generic for Viagra hits the market today; Pfizer is lowering the price of its brand-name blockbuster, but not nearly so much as the generics hope to. Here is the history of it:

The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:54 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

More than that - it's not okay that people think that it's okay. That grabbing a little tush when a constituent gets close to you isn't appalling; that grabbing a bit of sideboob when the opportunity presents isn't a terrible [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:14 PM

Re: pole saw

I take from this that one just rests the chain on top of a branch and waits for it to do its thing. I would not stand directly under the branch I'm cutting.

Yes, gravity does most of the work, it's just a little slower than [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:15 PM

And the winner is...

From the school of "if there's nothing to write about, write about it anyway."

After Decades of Hints, Buffett’s Heir May Now Be More Apparent
The pressure to dismantle Berkshire will mount. The bulwark against that
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Goofyhoofy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:42 AM

Re: pole saw

I have one and have used it many times. I have also lent it to friends who needed to use it. Mine's not that brand and doesn't have an adjustable head, but otherwise identical right down to the too-short electrical plug. It works very well, [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:14 AM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

he actually touched her breasts while she was sleeping.

While she was wearing a flak jacket.

Sure, I believe that.

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Free For All Economics board. 8:28 AM

Re: “We are the government”

US foreign policy has devolved into utilization of the US military to implement US goals.

This is not new, or particularly surprising. The Bay of Pigs was the US trying to influence (<ahem>) foreign policy by bringing down a [more]

Fri Dec 8

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:16 PM

Re: Stealthy Warships No Longer Viable

I never thought stealth ships was a good idea. No ship, except a nuke sub, exists for very long without supply ships, tenders, support, etc. and unless you're going to make the entire fleet "stealth" (a fool's errand, to be sure) [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:01 PM

Re: New Era of Intelligence

The chess thing is remarkable, no doubt about it. That said, chess is still a game with specific, unbreakable, unmoldable roles: rooks do this, queens do that, doo dah, doo dah.

When it comes to things with gradations humans are still [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:47 PM

Re: Sexual McCarthyism

Sorry, they deserve a good Senator. One who makes the right decisions

And he said he was willing to do that, right up until Kirsten Gillibrand "led the charge" (multiple media reports) to get him to resign.

The [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:47 AM

Another new low in the polls

Pew poll: Trump's approval rating hits new low

President Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low, according to a national poll released Thursday.

The Pew Research Center poll finds that just 32 percent of [more]

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Goofyhoofy posted to the Atheist Fools board. 8:22 AM

Sexual McCarthyism

Al Franken, the latest casualty of the 'Weinstein' effect, now a victim of sexual McCarthyism

It looks like Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will become the latest casualty of the "Harvey Weinstein effect:" he is [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:10 AM

Re: Tax Cut legislation

That's why it's hard to convince some "blue collar folks that globalization helped them, or ever will." Some of them were hurt by globalization, and will always be hurt by globalization in any realistic scenario. [more]

Thu Dec 7

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:30 PM

Re: Fixing a hole...

They presented their metric of car quality.

Now you're being purposely obtuse. They didn't present THEIR metric of anything. They reported what a survey of car owners said, as they have done for at least several decades now. I [more]

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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:53 PM

Re: Fixing a hole...

If you can’t see the special sauce in the pool of over half a million $1,000 deposits for a car not available for perhaps years... then you probably also missed the special sauce of Apple, Netflix, Amazon in their early days.
Sauce matters.
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Goofyhoofy replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:42 AM

Re: Fixing a hole...

Sure, but it's "Consumer Reports" deciding what to report.

Biggest apologia yet. Consumer Reports "decided" to ask 600,000 subscribers about the reliability of the cars they own. As they do EVERY YEAR. This [more]

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