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Wow! Congrats on your baby almost being here, ECH, and hope everything goes really well!

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One can assume that his model of a "compromising" politician is Hillary Clinton, who took $675,000 to give three speeches to [Goldman Sachs]. "Look, I make speeches to lots of groups," Hillary explained. "I told them what I thought."

Asked by Anderson Cooper if she needed to take $675,000 to tell Goldman what she "thought," Hillary shrugged. "I don't know," she said. "That's what they were offering."

Even more significant than the $675,000 Hillary took from Goldman, or the $30 million in speaking income she and her husband received combined in the last 16 months, is the account of what Hillary apparently told Goldman she "thought" during those speeches.

According to Politico, who spoke to several attendees, Hillary used the opportunity to tell the bankers in attendance that the "banker-bashing so popular within both parties was unproductive and indeed foolish."

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-tells-us-how-to-vote-20160205?page=2

Seeing how there is literally no new legislation to prevent bankers from wrecking the economy again, at least we will know that when the rich elite inevitably pull an even bigger stunt and ask for a bailout, it will be no surprise when Hillary has their back.

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I'm also sorry to hear about your friend, Roger.

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I'm so sorry Nigel. I wish I could bring you groceries, or give you a hug, or cry with you.

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Whether it's e-prime, grammar, pronunciation, or what have you—isn't any sort of unsolicited analysis of another person's language generally going to be a dick move?

I don't think your use of the em dash in that sentence was appropriate.


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E-Prime in a nutshell:



 :lulz: That's definitely how I feel about it.

Whether it's e-prime, grammar, pronunciation, or what have you—isn't any sort of unsolicited analysis of another person's language generally going to be a dick move?


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If I nail this, I am going to spend the next five years of my life researching treatments for Parkinson's, epilepsy, and schizophrenia, along with any other applications the research may uncover. The lab I want to get into is looking at the role of adenosine in neurodegenerative diseases and other disorders, and incorporates epigenetic research that looks at the intergenerational effects of stress as a potential trigger via reduced baseline adenosine synthesis, as well as the potential of recombinant DNA treatments.

So literally EVERYTHING I'M INTERESTED IN all rolled into one! I already talked to the lab director and he was talking about writing me into his upcoming Parkinson's grant, so... if I get in, I am going to be the most goddamn excited little nerd on the West Coast.

OMG! That is so incredibly cool!

Since you're a badass, I think you're going to be that intrepid little nerd very soon!

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As the man said listening to libertarians recounting how America was a revolution away from statism and feudalism:

Quote from: Cain on the Americans for Sarah Palin Facebook group
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No.

I act as a fig leaf for their incompetence, another layer of bureaucracy to shield them from direct involvement in the building.  Apparently they want to make this role "more managerial" than it was previously, whatever the fuck that means, but I suspect I'll just be doing what I do now, only with more cash.

In the US a "promotion" often means you get paid effectively the same but they change your job title and heap on more responsibilities.

They tried that here with me, too, last month when the redundancies started rolling in.  I said no dice.

I thought that might be the case. Fucking scumbags.

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[Vent/Nostalgia] Moving back to Ireland on Saturday. I regret not having done more in the UK in the last year and a half... I've been into London exactly four times (got to see a couple of musicals), and got up to Edinburgh, Oxford and the lake district which was nice, but overall the last year and a half of my life has been consumed by work, which is something I’ve got to fix.
I'm going to miss Chelmsford, as it was a really pretty place and the weather is so much better then back home.

10-hour journey on Saturday, between driving and ferry’s.


My tech job is doing the same thing to me. Except there's nothing to do here except get into bar fights with sports bros, street race shit cars, and build raspberry pi drones loaded with Kali Linux.

Good luck with the move!

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As the man said listening to libertarians recounting how America was a revolution away from statism and feudalism:

Quote from: Cain on the Americans for Sarah Palin Facebook group
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No.

I act as a fig leaf for their incompetence, another layer of bureaucracy to shield them from direct involvement in the building.  Apparently they want to make this role "more managerial" than it was previously, whatever the fuck that means, but I suspect I'll just be doing what I do now, only with more cash.

In the US a "promotion" often means you get paid effectively the same but they change your job title and heap on more responsibilities.

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Or Kill Me / Re: What do?
« on: January 20, 2016, 05:04:12 am »
I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. 🙂

I just wanted to leave this here for you: www.meetup.com.

It's a great way to learn about novel topics and meet interesting people.

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I've had to catch up on work, but I enjoyed the comments.

Thanks guys.

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I might note for our spags across the pond that Net's being possibly shot at is, in America, only a mild "pardon me." It would be considered impolite for a gun not to be present in this interaction. Though I have to question the actions of the police here, in that they did not also brandish their weapons and at least give Net a beating. I would register a complaint, Net, there's no reason you should be treated so poorly.

:lulz:

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