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by Shyster
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 194374
Views: 7658886

Politics And Current Events

And there is no question that the decision to deport him was driven by his vaccination status and views. Lawyers for Australia’s immigration minister, Alex Hawke, specifically argued in court that allowing Djokovic to remain could encourage anti-vaccination sentiment in the country. Prime Minister S...
by Shyster
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:13 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 194374
Views: 7658886

Politics And Current Events

It's absolutely an effort to punish Djokovic. It may be an effort to punish him for lying on the application, or to punish him for "not caring about the safety of others," or to punish him for trying to enter the country without being vaccinated. What the effort is absolutely not doing, however, is ...
by Shyster
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:33 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 194374
Views: 7658886

Politics And Current Events

I concede the rules are the rules. I'm saying the rules are stupid. Australia's "zero Covid" efforts went out the window with Omicron. According to Worldometers, more than a million Aussies have Covid right now ; that's approximately 1 in every 26 persons in the country. Daily positives have been ab...
by Shyster
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:13 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 194374
Views: 7658886

Politics And Current Events

heh https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1483202498148057093 He may be a dadhole, but he's got a point here. Djokovic had Covid last month. And as we are learning more and more every day, while the vaccines absolutely reduce the severity of infection, they are not effective at preventing Omicron. https:/...
by Shyster
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 54146
Views: 2827348

Randomness Dos

Bit of a headwind, I'm thinking.
by Shyster
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1141
Views: 102770

Police earning the hate

Moment Florida cop grabs female officer by the throat and shoves her into patrol car after she tried to pull him off a suspect https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10408159/Florida-cop-seen-video-grabbing-fellow-police-officer-throat-officer-placed-leave.html A police sergeant in Florida has be...
by Shyster
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 34303
Views: 1127818

COVID-19

Based on the Worldometers site and other data sources, it looks like the north-east and northern-midwest United States (PA, NY, NJ, IL, OH, CT, MI, etc.) may have hit their Omicron case peaks around Jan. 11-13 or so and are now on the back side of the wave. I'm betting wee see way fewer cases by the...
by Shyster
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Police earning the hate
Replies: 1141
Views: 102770

Police earning the hate

A home surveillance camera captured a Miami-Dade police officer discharging his weapon six times on a dog, killing him while responding to a call. It happened in Miami Gardens on January 12, at around 7 p.m.

by Shyster
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5AF Confessional
Replies: 44
Views: 787

5AF Confessional

These recent confessions are boring.

When I'm changing clothes and my cat Hershey is sitting on my bed (a common occurrence), I like to turn around, bend over, and show him my butthole just to pay him back for all of the times he does it to me.
by Shyster
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:57 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 194374
Views: 7658886

Politics And Current Events

Pretty sure @Shyster had this. The OSHA bit was never going to work. It could have not been opposed Yeah, and maybe tomorrow rainbows and unicorns will fly out of my butt. ;) My comments on the decision: This is not a decision as to whether vaccines are a good idea, or whether Covid is a serious di...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Randomness Dos
Replies: 54146
Views: 2827348

Randomness Dos

Kathryn has had enough.

by Shyster
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 34303
Views: 1127818

COVID-19

I've come down with runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and a bit of a headache. I'm going to assume it may be omicron and act accordingly.

Seppuku?

Isolation... which, to be honest, isn't all that different from what I was doing anyway.
by Shyster
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 34303
Views: 1127818

COVID-19

I've come down with runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and a bit of a headache. I'm going to assume it may be omicron and act accordingly.
by Shyster
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wine, Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and the like
Replies: 1288
Views: 97365

Wine, Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and the like

Kicked a bottle of 1792 Small Batch. Not bad. Decent amounts of caramel, spice, and oak. The overall sum seems to be a little ho-hum, though. It's certainly not bad, but it's not stand-out great, either. Reminds me a little of Bulleit, to that extent. I think I'm going to try Knob Creek next.
by Shyster
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:49 pm
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Topic: I need a ruling on this
Replies: 2635
Views: 105479

I need a ruling on this

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by Shyster
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cooking and Dining
Replies: 10081
Views: 555266

Cooking and Dining

I have the Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 model. While I probably use it the most for air frying (I have a major weakness for tater and veggie tots), I've also used it regularly as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, oven, and cooking pot. I wasn't sure how much I would use it when I bought it from a Prime sale, b...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thread of legal hubbub
Replies: 569
Views: 47601

Thread of legal hubbub

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas has announced that jury trials are stayed until January 31. Which means that Covid should have now relieved me from reporting for jury duty a second time (the first was in 2020). Probably not the right forum, but - what is the likelihood that a US citizen ...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 34303
Views: 1127818

COVID-19

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas has announced that jury trials are stayed until January 31. Which means that Covid should have now relieved me from reporting for jury duty a second time (the first was in 2020).
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All Things Guns & Ammo
Replies: 1176
Views: 87861

All Things Guns & Ammo

This is interesting. Federal is introducing the new ".30 Super Carry" cartridge. It's basically seems to be a "magnumized" .32 ACP. The idea is more power than .38 ACP in a small-diameter cartridge that can fit more rounds into a magazine. It looks like S&W will be one of the first to release guns i...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You know what really grinds my gears...
Replies: 16387
Views: 829817

You know what really grinds my gears...

I ordered some more dried heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo. Shipped by FedEx Ground. They were supposed to arrive three days ago. The tracking list reminds me of the song "I've Been Everywhere": Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:45 AM COUNTRYSIDE, IL Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:21 PM WILLOW SPRINGS, IL Mo...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Politics And Current Events
Replies: 194374
Views: 7658886

Politics And Current Events

1000321 I've seen it from the usual suspects on this board. Who? Name names... Shyster is the most active participant of the police hate thread. I don't believe I've ever said that all cops are bastards. However, it is the case that the police have a deeply ingrained culture of covering for each ot...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Pittsburgh Penguins
Topic: GDT #33: Pens @
Replies: 187
Views: 664

GDT #33: Pens @

Hahahahaha. Pour it on!
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non-Military Aviation
Replies: 1539
Views: 125261

Non-Military Aviation

Allegiant airlines has departed from its usual practice of buying used aircraft, and it moves away from its current all-Airbus fleet by ordering 30 737 MAX7 and 20 737 MAX8-200 (the special high-density version originally developed for Ryanair), plus 50 options. I'm not sure, but this might be the f...
by Shyster
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TIL
Replies: 1380
Views: 97206

TIL

The term "bought the farm" comes from life insurance bought by farmers. Farmers have extreme seasonality for cash flows, so they are constantly borrowing money on mortgages or other loans to buy farmland, buy seed, plant, and live on while they wait for the harvest. At harvest time, they take their ...
by Shyster
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wine, Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and the like
Replies: 1288
Views: 97365

Wine, Scotch, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, and the like

Never had that happen to be from a bourbon. I don't think there's anything especially unusual about Michter's. They're not using a different type of barrel wood than everyone else on the planet, or anything like that that I know of. Weird.