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jerryskids

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#6399390 This is dumb

Posted by jerryskids on Yesterday, 11:22 PM

It's odd that the stadium even agreed to put it in.  Who benefits from an unopen kiosk on any football Sunday?


#6398214 So...what about these kids in DC harassing the indigenous folks?

Posted by jerryskids on 21 January 2019 - 01:19 PM

 

 

 

Y'all going to organize an intervention?   

 

For you being from Michigan and posting with a southern drawl?  :dunno:




#6397806 Superbowl Megalodon Shark Tooth Contest ...Edit...7 still in.

Posted by jerryskids on 21 January 2019 - 07:42 AM

 

Yea that was my fault.  When I saw NE listed first I added it like NE over LA.  That took all the other NE winners out because

 

It's not your fault.  Who lists the loser before the winner?  I would disqualify him for being stoopid.  And a liberal.  :wave:




#6396561 ABACABB

Posted by jerryskids on 19 January 2019 - 12:42 PM

Finally beat ya to it. :banana:

 

ABACAB doesn't really care.




#6394758 What age is safe for kids to be home alone?

Posted by jerryskids on 16 January 2019 - 12:03 PM

Good points.  They need to be able to fend for themselves a little.  

 

I think they'd probably be fine at home by themselves on half days and during the summer.  The sticking point is when they want to go outside.  I don't want them locked inside all day but I also don't want them roaming the neighborhood if my wife or I aren't actually in the neighborhood too.  I've thought about making a rule that they can go outside, but only in our yard.  Not sure how that would work.  

 

Outside in your yard is a fine compromise until you are comfortable with their maturity to go elsewhere.  If your concern instead is some perv abducting them, you need to get over it and let them spread their wings.  Our job as parents is to train our kids to become adults, and ultimately parents. :cheers:




#6394737 Anybody impacted by the shutdown?

Posted by jerryskids on 16 January 2019 - 11:42 AM

I'm here working d!cks... pay me.

 

I'm just quoting this in case somebody wants to use it as a sig.  :D




#6394725 Guy knocks out girl in a group of teenage thugs

Posted by jerryskids on 16 January 2019 - 11:32 AM

This place is a fascinating social experiment.  Somehow, every topic goes along political affiliation, myself included. 

 

I don't know how he got himself into that situation and maybe he could have avoided it, but from the video provided, he was surrounded and then confronted by a girl who said "let's do it".  He pushed her fairly strongly which IMO indicated "you do NOT want to fock with me."  She instead came back at him fists ready.  What is he supposed to do?  If it was a 1 on 1 confrontation and he was trained, he could have tried to subdue her I suppose.  But it wasn't 1 on 1, and anyone trained in combat will tell you that you take out the risk, on your feet if at all possible.  This is one of the flaws of jiu jitsu; you don't want to go to the ground if your assailant has friends around to stomp you in the head.  Knock her out and prepare for the next attack.




#6393530 Speaking of news...

Posted by jerryskids on 14 January 2019 - 11:18 AM

NYT?  Cmon man... I just googled to find the older link about their managing editor doing a mea culpa about their left bias, and stumbled onto this recent article saying similar stuff.  The NYT is a lefty rag, please stop using them as a bastion of equality.

 

https://www.foxnews....erage-as-biased

 

A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper’s news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become “unmistakably anti-Trump.”

 
Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility.
 
 
In a soon-to-be published book, “Merchants of Truth,” that casts a skeptical eye on the news business, Abramson defends the Times in some ways but offers some harsh words for her successor, Dean Baquet. And Abramson, who was the paper’s only female executive editor until her firing, invoked Steve Bannon’s slam that in the Trump era the mainstream media have become the “opposition party.”
 
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“Though Baquet said publicly he didn’t want the Times to be the opposition party, his news pages were unmistakably anti-Trump,” Abramson writes, adding that she believes the same is true of the Washington Post. “Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis.”
 
What’s more, she says, citing legendary 20th century publisher Adolph Ochs, “the more anti-Trump the Times was perceived to be, the more it was mistrusted for being biased. Ochs’s vow to cover the news without fear or favor sounded like an impossible promise in such a polarized environment.”
 
Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. “The more ‘woke’ staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,” she writes.
 
Trump claims he is keeping the “failing” Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a “Trump bump” that saw digital subscriptions during his first six months in office jump by 600,000, to more than 2 million.
 
Former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson.
Former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson.
“Given its mostly liberal audience, there was an implicit financial reward for the Times in running lots of Trump stories, almost all of them negative: they drove big traffic numbers and, despite the blip of cancellations after the election, inflated subscription orders to levels no one anticipated.”
 
The Times has long faced accusations of liberal bias, even before Trump got into politics and became its harshest critic. But Abramson’s words carry special weight because she is also a former Times Washington bureau chief and Wall Street Journal correspondent specializing in investigative reporting.
 
Baquet has said that Trump’s attacks on the press are “out of control” and that it is important to use the word “lie” when the president tells a clear untruth.
 
In “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” Abramson praised as “brave and right” Baquet’s decision to run this headline when Trump abandoned his birtherism attacks on Barack Obama: “Trump Gives Up a Lie But Refuses to Repent.”
 
Abramson, who had her share of clashes with Baquet when he was her managing editor, sheds light on a 2016 episode when Baquet held off on publishing a story that would have linked the Trump campaign with Russian attempts to influence the election.
 
Liz Spayd, then the Times public editor, wrote that the paper, which concluded that more evidence was needed, appeared “too timid” in not running the piece, produced by a team that included reporter Eric Lichtblau.
 
Baquet “seethed” at this scolding, Abramson says, and emailed Lichtblau: “I hope your colleagues rip you a new a*****e.”
 
Baquet wrote that “the most disturbing thing” about Spayd’s column “was that there was information in it that came from very confidential, really difficult conversations we had about whether or not to publish the back channel information. I guess I’m disappointed that this ended up in print.
 
“It is hard for a journalist to complain when confidential information goes public. That’s what we do for a living, after all. But I’ll admit that you may find me less than open, less willing to invite debate, the next time we have a hard decision to make.”
 
Lichtblau soon left the Times for CNN, where he was one of three journalists fired when the network retracted and apologized for a story making uncorroborated accusations against Trump confidante Anthony Scaramucci. And the Times soon abolished the public editor’s column.
 
Abramson is critical of Trump as well. She calls his “fake news” attacks a “cheap way of trying to undermine the credibility of the Times’s reporting as something to be accepted as truth only by liberals in urban, cosmopolitan areas.”
 
The Times, which broke the story of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, also “made some bad judgment calls and blew its Clinton coverage out of proportion,” Abramson writes. She says Clinton “was wary of me,” mishandled the scandal and “was secretive to the point of being paranoid.”
 
Abramson is candid in acknowledging her faults. When then-publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. was considering promoting her to the top job, he told her over lunch at Le Bernadin: “Everyone knows there’s a good Jill and a bad Jill. The big question for me is which one we’ll see if you become executive editor.”
 
She admitted to him that “I could be self-righteous when I felt unheard, I interrupted, I didn’t listen enough.”
 
It was a heated battle with Baquet that led to her ouster in 2014. He was furious upon learning that she was trying to trying to recruit another top journalist—Abramson says an executive ordered her to keep it secret—who would share the managing editor’s title.
 
Sulzberger called her in, fired her, and handed her a press release announcing her resignation.
 
Abramson says she replied: “Arthur, I’ve devoted my entire career to telling the truth, and I won’t agree to this press release. I’m going to say I’ve been fired.”
 
Her final judgment: “I was a less than stellar manager, but I also had been judged by an unfair double standard applied to many women leaders.”



#6392639 Superbowl Megalodon Shark Tooth Contest ...Edit...7 still in.

Posted by jerryskids on 12 January 2019 - 05:23 PM

Also since Bill E requested, the contest is closed.  

 

Also Also, Frozenbeernuts needs more shiot for picking two AFC teams.  :cheers:




#6392598 I'm old.

Posted by jerryskids on 12 January 2019 - 04:10 PM

Talking about old.  The other day a friend of mine asked...."Guess who died?"  Then I started guessing.

 

In recent weeks I've been trying to organize an office holiday party, in part because we don't actually have an office so we don't get to see each other often.  Anyway, this past Monday a guy I'll call Joe, because that's his name, responded that he was traveling and unavailable.  Ends up he was in training at our HQ all week.

 

I found out yesterday that he passed away this week, while at a company event driving K1 cars.  Apparently he slumped over just as he was pulling his car in.  I didn't know him well as he supported an adjacent product, but I would guess he was around my age (51).  They think it was heart failure but don't know yet.  Anyway, I'm getting to that age where I would actually start guessing too.  :(




#6391608 Geeks with young kids ...

Posted by jerryskids on 10 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

The old table paper football game where you fold a piece of paper into a small triangle and slide it over the table for TDs then kick a Extra Point.

All my 40 plus Geeks will know wtf Im talking about

 

This was probably my biggest time waster as a kid.  My friend which I'll call Bill, because that was his name, had an Erector Set and built two goalposts which we kept at my house.  In the basement we had a beat up pool table which we mostly used for kicking paper footballs; we rolled the die and kicked from wherever we rolled.  1 was a gimme, 6 was the end bumper of the pool table.  I'm not sure I could estimate the hundreds of hours we wasted doing this.  :D




#6390790 Trump walks out of border security meeting after Pelosi rejects wall pitch

Posted by jerryskids on 09 January 2019 - 03:52 PM

I cannot believe that both sides are so stubborn as to die on the hill that is this wall...  :(




#6390536 Rough day at Casa de Beer...

Posted by jerryskids on 09 January 2019 - 10:42 AM

Sorry buddy. That's always tough stuff.

 

A few months back, my ex's 21 year old cat (Tiger) got out and got clipped by a car. The 8 year old daughter and I actually found Tiger the next morning alive but in pain with an obvious broken leg. It was going to cost $2,000 for them to remove the leg but save Tiger. The ex and I talked and I gave her a big picture view. She listened to me and agreed with every word of my logic, but then immediately wrote the check because they could afford it. And I completely understood and supported her......In the end, the surgeon decided Tiger wouldn't survive the operation, so they returned the check and we had him put to sleep....My ex was too much of a mess, so she sat there crying while I explained it to our daughter. The daughter started hyperventilating and told us she can't live in a world like this. It was her first experience with death obviously, and while she is a strong kid and I knew it was just one of life's leaning/growing moments, seeing her in that much pain is a moment I'll never forget.

 

Not to hijack, but I just wanted to explain that I freshly know what you are going through and feel for you. Sorry MmmBeeer

 

10+ years ago when my kids were around the same age as your daughter, we had to put down our family cat.  I don't recall exactly what we said to them but they took it well.  Shortly thereafter we lost a goldfish we got at some carnival; didn't even have a proper tank and had the thing maybe a month.  I made the mistake of making an event of it and burying it in the back yard.  Our kids were inconsolable; you'd have thought their entire human family died.  Lesson learned, just flush the fish.  :thumbsup:




#6389945 ***Geek Club Playoff Game 2019***

Posted by jerryskids on 08 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

Does Bi Polar get to count Hurley next week :D

 

I was hoping his girlfriend would play and quit after the first round.  :D




#6389930 Mugger targets UFC's Polyana Viana, immediately regrets decision

Posted by jerryskids on 08 January 2019 - 12:06 PM

Wood!  :banana:

 

If, like, it was OK with her of course.  :ninja: