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    "i like skinny skiing, and going to bullfights on acid."

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  1. larrytheimp

    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    I think you have an ethical duty to your spouse to not create problems for them at work, but you also have an ethical duty to the rest of the world when you're someone with a voice. And it's not like he's just calling out her boss, he's calling out the fucking president. The president should be fair game no matter what. That's like, central to free speech.
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    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    I was totally lost in college - I went to a wealthy private school (George Washington) on scholarship and loans, and most of my peers came from a completely different existence. There was this whole connected world they had access to that was still hurdles for me - my idiot roommate got all these cool no-pay internships at think tanks because his dad donated money to them and to the school, I had to do work-study and 'edit' papers to pay for books and everything else. The real kicker was the study abroad program, which had just changed from allowing you to pay the actual cost of the program (often less than 50% of GWs tuition) to forcing you to pay full GW rate (about 20k a semester when I was there). By the end of my junior year I was mentally and emotionally checked out, not that it mattered because school was becoming unaffordable anyway (one of my scholarships that paid $4500 a semester wasnt reissued my junior year, and I got a couple smaller ones I applied for but was still about 8k short on the bill that spring). All the news breaking this week was about the least surprising stuff I'd ever heard, here's Tom with the weather.
  3. Also, for all you jumping through such hoops to point out that individual responsibility is a factor, remember that this often starts in childhood. All this shit about gyms is smoke and mirrors from where obesity can be addressed as a societal issue. More inclusive gyms or more people lifting in front of mirrors isn't going to fix anything.
  4. larrytheimp

    U.S. Politics: Impoverished In Squalor

    Castro says he'd set up a committee to investigate reparations and come up with some options. I agree that he's more or less in the same category as Bernie on the issue - he admits as much in your link, but says he'd look into other options. The article title is pretty click baity - didn't Tapper bring up Sanders? Then Castro wonders why this is the one time where Bernie's answer isn't "to write a big check". It's hardly an attack, I think it's a stretch for Business Insider to say Castro "blasts" Sanders. Read your link again, or watch the original clip. It isn't what you think it is. That'd being said, there's a large field of candidates and they will start to highlight their differences when given the opportunity to do so, why not point out some hypocrisy when you can?
  5. larrytheimp

    The Voice Inside My Head vs Any Other Voice

    I started off on audiobooks when I had a long commute, and at my winter gig I have a lot of time to listen to stuff but an not allowed to read, and at first I could only listen to books I'd read. That changed with Red Country, which I listened to first. I think Stephen Pacey is the perfect match of narrator to content for Abercrombie. With nonfiction, I find I can easily listen to something new. I definitely prefer reading, have been putting off Morgan's Thin Air because the narrator isn't that engaging too easily distracted. For me I need a really good narrator to handle new fiction on audiobook.
  6. larrytheimp

    US Politics: compromising positions

    Why bother running when there so many stronger candidates out there? Someone on Twitter said "I feel like the choice for Beto was running for president or buy a motorcycle" and can't stop laughing about this.
  7. larrytheimp

    Hello from Eurocommieland

    Well the obvious answer would be to get a professional on the case. Say, for instance, a Navy Seal viking vampire sheik.
  8. larrytheimp

    International thread 2

    You fucking kidding? Brazil mid 60s, Guatemala (UFC activity, later Reagan), Paraguay (Stroessner), Chile (Allende removed, backing Pinochet), Nicaragua (backing Contras over Sandinistas), Panama (take your pick, really), El Salvador (UFC, later civil war), Argentina (Peron removed ), Peru (Fujimora).
  9. larrytheimp

    International thread 2

    Honestly a pavlovian hatred for US foreign policy in South and Central American is probably the safest bet and should be axiomatic, even in the absence of evidence.* *I mean, there's a pretty long pattern here. And if anyone doesn't get the benefit of the doubt, it's the CIA and the gutted Trump State Dept under Pompeo.
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    US Politics: compromising positions

    I'm against ceilings and floors. And walls. Roofs, I can take them or leave them. Which is rough, being in the construction business.
  11. larrytheimp

    International thread 2

    /Derail/ whoa holy shit! blast from the past, welcome back! /Derail/
  12. larrytheimp

    US Politics: compromising positions

    Bullshit. I realize Hillary lost, but do you think Tim Kaine brought any votes to the table?
  13. larrytheimp

    US Politics: compromising positions

    I agree with this, but I think it's telling that so many (not talking about you) are all of a sudden up on arms about excessive prison sentences when it's a rich, corrupt, old, white fuck facing down some time.
  14. larrytheimp

    Popular Book series you’ve tried and failed to get into:

    Got an ARC copy of Doors of Stone but just never could get around to finishing it. But seriously, Malazan. Got about 130 pages in and just couldn't stay interested. I stalled on First Law halfway through The Blade Itself and it took me a few tries, but I am very glad I did because it was great and the short stories and three stand-alones were even better. Would recommend giving Aubrey-Maturin another shot and @Iskaral Pust's description is very accurate. I really liked Bakker (probably my favorite fantasy series) especially the first trilogy, but if you aren't feeling it by book three, probably not your cup of tea.
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    US Politics: compromising positions

    The obvious Bakkake passage re: flag onanism would be Conphas and the Imperial Standard. Also a narcissist.