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About maarsen

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    Social Justice Hyperbolist
  • Birthday 06/08/1956

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    A Tiny place during the summer
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    "Books, lots and lots of books. I read 'em, you betcha." Making tasteless jokes about anything sacred. Or not.

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  1. maarsen

    A question to capitalists; how much should we fear AI?

    How long till we hear about the 'robotic skills gap' from business leaders?
  2. maarsen

    US Politics: Shutbound & Down

    Remind me who James Wood is and why he is important.
  3. Personally I subscribe to the theory that Trump is as thick as they come, and that he has been compromised by Putin. I suspect Putin has him by the curlies because he managed to default on the loans arranged by Russian oligarchs. No reputable bank deals with Trump because he is such a bad risk and he is stupid enough to borrow from the Russian mob and stupid enough to default again. And stupid enough to sell out anyone who believes in him.
  4. Shouldice Hospital is a private hospital that only does hernias. That is how they can be the best at doing one thing.
  5. After the way the Saudis went apeshit over a tweet about women's rights, a good thumb in the eye seemed to be an appropriate response. I mean what else can they do to Canada now?
  6. The more I read about her, the more I like her. She also has an asteroid named after her for her for her entry into a science fair. As for books I would not stop at one book ahead. I think she is ahead by a century. (I had to put that in there. I am sure she is a Tragically Hip fan. She is just too cool for words.)
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    Small, unworthy things: part whatever

    Theda, I am sooo proud of you! Congratulations.
  8. I just found out that AOC has had an asteroid named after her. How cool is that?
  9. Is there anyone out there watching Wanted? I found it very interesting, mostly for the two strong female leads that don't rely on men to solve their problems. Definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.
  10. maarsen

    U.S. Politics: Oh Donnie Boy, the Feds are calling...

    But.. But... Her dancing!!
  11. maarsen

    BIRDS (and how to look at them)

    While in Cuba over the holidays, I went horseback riding and saw a crested caracara. It had a fish in its claws and dropped it as it flew away. That was a new one for me.
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    Happy Hogswatch, other seasonal greetings, and where to post them

    In Canada, the Italians buy 6 for Mon to Sat. The Québécois buy 8 for Mon to Sat, Sat and Sun. The Anglo's buy the12 pack for Jan, Feb....
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    R,I.P. Thread

    Before that he was Super Dave Osbourne, the accident prone stunt man.
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    Happy Hogswatch, other seasonal greetings, and where to post them

    This reminds me of the old joke about who buys condoms in packs of six, eight and twelve.
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    Imagination and Society

    Santa Claus is just as real as numbers are. Let's not even get into imaginary numbers.