Suttree

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  1. It did in this particular instance. Overall?
  2. Indeed. A bit sad, but this post Heller interpretation we've seen over the last nine years is as Chief Justice Warren Burger famously said,"a fraud on the American public.”
  3. Why not sure? It's literally what good ol' St. Ronnie the White Washed(with the backing of the NRA) did in CA. As for the effects of gun ownership, the evidence is pretty clear “Within the United States, a wide array of empirical evidence indicates that more guns in a community leads to more homicide,” David Hemenway, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center’s director, wrote in Private Guns, Public Health.
  4. Anyone else given King's County Distillery a go? Trippy, nice viscosity and tastes pretty young. Wouldn't turn it down but I'm kinda waffling on it overall.
  5. At the very least you need to admire his work ethic. Dude was tip toeing the line and living in a random motel in Knoxville when he won his MacArthur Genius Award. They didn't even know how to reach him with the news. Regardless, I tend to agree with Harold Bloom that that the four major American novelists of our time are Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Thomas Pynchon, and Cormac McCarthy. Who would you add/subtract and why?
  6. McCarthy has to be counted as on of the best authors in the Western literary canon. If you want to start at a place that is slightly more accessible I would recommend all All the Pretty Horses or No Country for Old Men. That said, some of those pieces from Blood Meridian are ace:
  7. Just started in on the The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman.
  8. +1 on the McKenna 10-year bottled-in-bond. Pretty much blows everything else at that price point out of the water.
  9. Fing hell. Is Charlie Sykes' breakdown of what conservatives commentators did to mainstream media seriously this true?! Only one party has objectively made science, empirical data, and facts on any given topic, etc. out to be the enemy. The next President of the US has flat out lied more than any other candidate in history and somehow that was ok with enough of the minority of voters to get him elected. Look, the "fake news" NY Times has won more Pulitzers than any other news organization in history. While they certainly have a left leaning viewpoint, if the WaPo and NY Times are "fake news" how in the living hell would you characterize sites like Drudge or Breitbart? FYI for those that are looking for a breakdown of where various new sites fall I've found Media Bias Factcheck to be useful.
  10. What were you saying about homework?
  11. Is there a difference in your mind between who was initially fighting and who is left in eastern Aleppo now? I guess I just don't understand how someone can be ok with war crimes, a siege in violation of international law, and a massive humanitarian crisis because there are bad guys interspersed with the rebels. Think on what you just said. You're ok with war crimes committed by Syria and Russia against civilians because of some of the people they're fighting? Think on the implications of that if we follow it out to it's logical conclusion. "Hysteria against Assad" seems like a massively callous statement given what has taken place. This isn't happening on a battlefield somewhere.
  12. Not sure why you're shifting the goal posts. Arakan flat out claimed the only group fighting Assad in eastern Aleppo was Al Nusra. That's demonstratively false. More so I don't see anyone saying these rebel groups are totally innocent. That doesn't take away in the slightest from the war crimes taking place. It just doesn't come across that well when someone plays the "evil jihadi" card to explain those crimes away. Especially when they are decrying "propaganda".
  13. Levi's did an interesting study a while back on the life cycle of a pair of jeans. The second largest piece of the puzzle by a wide margin was consumer care. Essentially people are washing things far too often. Wash less frequently with cold water and hang dry cuts down enormously on both water and climate change impact.
  14. It's certainly not an "undisputable" fact. Their numbers in eastern Aleppo have been greatly debated with people on the ground saying they have little to no significance. Groups like Jabha Shamiya and Nour Al Din reportedly have a much larger presence. Think we need to point out the irony when you decry "black and white narratives" and "propaganda" and then literally regurgitate a soundbite straight from Assad's PR team.