Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Spracne

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 540
1
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: NYC
« on: Today at 12:55:02 PM »
In my experience people in NYC rule at minding their damn business. Probably like a good requirement if you are going to move there.

yes. about as polar opposite as you can get from the plains midwestern experience

I love the crap out of NYC and the people for all the reasons mentioned and could very easily live in Manhattan. There is no greater city in the world for a young bachelor.

LA by a mile

Disagree, but too each their own. A lot of it comes down to individual personality.

2
Wacky's World / Re: Fall is the best season of all!
« on: Today at 12:26:33 PM »
The advent of autumn and the changing of the leaves brings with it the death knell of White Boy Summer and the usual, concomitant feelings of wistful melancholy. Though I know we shall often revisit it, singly and together, in seasons of reflection and despair, on flagless memorial days of our own choosing.

3
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: NYC
« on: Today at 10:51:31 AM »
In my experience people in NYC rule at minding their damn business. Probably like a good requirement if you are going to move there.

yes. about as polar opposite as you can get from the plains midwestern experience

I love the crap out of NYC and the people for all the reasons mentioned and could very easily live in Manhattan. There is no greater city in the world for a young bachelor.

4
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: NYC
« on: September 15, 2021, 10:39:20 PM »
ngl pretty jelly you're in NYC now. Part of me still wishes I took the transfer job to move there for the delat terminal update at la guardia, but also part of me is glad I didn't. I could probably hack it in the city for 2-3 years and that's about it. But it would be a great 2-3 years.

You don't know if you can hack it until you try! I was lucky to have a company that pays an appropriate NYC wage and paid for all the moving expenses.

BTW I flew into LaGuardia on United a couple times recently and was blown away at that terminal compared to like seven or eight years ago. Felt like a real life modern airport instead of a dank crowded cave. Still took like an hour to get a cab, but it was very clean and spacious!

It really was a horrid airport, current KCI would be an improvement.

Yes and no with hacking it. I loved, absolutely loved the several days I spent there (by myself!) going to a Mets-Royals game (in 2016, so they were still a lil salty about 2015), went to see Book of Mormon (and really should've shelled out for Hamilton, the week before I went Lin Manuel announced he was done as part of the cast, so it was like the last few weeks of the original cast, and it went from like $600 to $2000, oh well), visited the Met, spent time at great restaurants, went to the Colbert Report (Bernie Sanders was a surprise guest!), ate dinner at the bar that was used as inspiration for HIMYM (without realizing it until I ducked in, I was just walking back from Central Park), and spend one very insane night barhopping. And I really enjoyed taking the subway, insane people watching, but also relatively convenient. Crazy whirlwind. There's a reason I love NYC out of many cities, but to me it kicks Chicago's, LA's, SF's, and many other's asses, I'm not going to mention the dumpster fires that are DFW and Houston the same league.

That being said, while it's a super energizing city, never ending and always something to do, but I could see well, the sort of compromises being there ends up being. It's obviously crowded, loud, and forever blanketed with a sea of humanity. It's both it's greatest asset and greatest weakness. In the end I know me, and I'd love a ton of it, but I'd also pine, absolutely pine, to GTFO after a while and be done with the madhouse. I can't imagine for example being there during the crazy days of COVID, it would've broken me. I see NYC as a ride and eventually I'd like to get off of thank you very much.

Ol' Rusty's pulling a reverse Baz Luhrmann: Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard,
Live in northern California once but leave before it makes you soft

5
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: New Mattress
« on: September 15, 2021, 06:26:09 PM »
I sleep incredibly hot and mrs. dave incredibly cold. so I bought this thing

https://www.chilitechnology.com/products/ooler-sleep-system

and, folks, it rules. It keeps me at the perfect temperature all night. cannot recommend enough. Before I would toss and turn a lot to adjust and now I just sleep through the entire night and I feel more rested.

I am getting an 8Sleep Pod Pro Cover cover to replace this. Not because the ooler doesn't rule because it for sure does and has changed my sleep dramatically for the better. but because mrs. dave wants one on her side to warm the bed up before cooling it off and I don't want two separate units. I'm probably going to just put the ooler in a box and pack it for travel. also the 8sleep has a bunch of sleep monitoring stuff and more advanced features. I'll review this thing in like a month. Not supposed to be here until end of Sep anyway.

https://www.eightsleep.com/product/pod-pro-cover/

You better not flake out on your promised review. This expensive, non-essential product seems right up my alley.

6
Kansas State Football / Re: Is KU football still hurting?
« on: September 15, 2021, 04:50:03 PM »
ku has definitely improved year over year but they’ve still got a long way to go

That's fine by me, as long as we get a little bit better ever-y day.

7
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Cryptocurrency Master Thread
« on: September 14, 2021, 09:18:55 PM »
That’s kind of a joke, the server is down and they’re trying to reboot it.

Sounds like you're ... SOL

8
The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: political hobbyist thread
« on: September 14, 2021, 03:40:36 PM »
this was everywhere yesterday. am i supposed to know who michael tracey is?

he's a fairly major political contrarian on twitter.

No he's not.

9
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: How Many Credit Cards Do You Have?
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:17:56 PM »
Newest member of the CSP 100K bonus club right here.

10
The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: MAGA
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:23:13 PM »
:facepalm: fuckin' idiots.

11
Kansas State Football / Re: BSFS Expansion Thread
« on: September 13, 2021, 01:21:25 PM »
You guys are so blessed that you have all this space to work with. I've heard some first-hand accounts that it all looks great.

12
Kansas State Football / Re: K-State Football - Smart Talk
« on: September 13, 2021, 11:57:36 AM »
the carson strong guy licks his fingers way too much, disgusting

Huh? Was there a terror attack or mass-shooting or something in Carson City, Nevada that I missed?

13
KU is feeling inadequate at the moment just like all the other teams that left the Big 12.  We all know the state of KU football, but the basketball program decline should not be overlooked.  Until last year, KU dominated the conference and has won the last National Championship.  That is no longer the case because Baylor has taken the reigns.  KU hates being #2 so now they want to sit at a different lunch table, even if it means being the least popular at that table.  This is why they want out of the conference.

Um, no it's not. This is some weird fan fic crap.

14
Kansas State Football / Re: How good is Will Howard???
« on: September 11, 2021, 07:23:56 PM »
I think he has more "zip" on his balls!

Sounds painful to watch.

15
Kansas State Football / Re: KU football is going through a rough patch
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:56:52 PM »
12 = 1-11
13 = 3-9
14 = 3-9
15 = 0-12
16 = 2-10
17 = 1-11
18 = 3-9
19 = 3-9
20 = 0-9
21 = 1-1

so currently at 90; magic number is 10 (so yes, must lose out)

I think KU will find a way to eek out a win somewhere along the way. Anyone feel like a wager?

16
The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: MAGA
« on: September 11, 2021, 06:38:17 PM »
Thanks to numerous GOP pushes for Right to Work and the SCOTUS gutting unions those people can enjoy being fired with zero protections. Of course most won’t do it as conservative are snowflakes

So we're done being mad about people not working when they are capable, now capable people are walking out?  FFS i got crap that needs to get done on a time crunch.  I don't want to have to train new employees who are replacing these guys.

The federal government has never issued a vaccine mandate applicable to private citizens generally, and if they did, I'm about 95% certain it would be found unconstitutional. People forget that the federal government cannot exert any power to secure the declared objects of the Constitution unless such power be found in, or can properly be implied from, some express delegation of authority in the Constitution. Protection of the general health, safety, and welfare of citizens (so-called "police powers") has always been the domain of the states. That's why the Supreme Court has upheld state vaccine mandates in the past. To grant general police powers to the federal government would be the greatest transfer of power from the states to the federal government that has ever occurred in our history.

That said, Biden's plan is not a vaccine mandate, so it's a moot point.

"I take offense"

the commerce cause

Don't even get me started on that nonsense. However, the trend since the Rehnquist Court has been more circumspect and less rubber stampy. E.g., U.S. v. Lopez. I still get pissed off every time I think about Wickard v. Filburn.

Biden isn't doing this by executive order. Rather, his office released a "Plan"--basically a slide deck saying he will ask the Secretary of Labor to use his (her?) emergency rulemaking authority under the OSHA enabling statute to bypass the normal notice and comment requirements. So, the way I see the analysis is: (1) Assuming the Secretary of Labor promulgates such a rule, is the rule within the rulemaking authority granted to OSHA by Congress? (2) Is the rulemaking authority granted to OSHA by Congress unconstitutional? (3) Does the emergency regulation issued by the Secretary of Labor nevertheless run afoul of the Administrative Procedure Act?

I read Biden's plan and the entire Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (as amended) so that you don't have to. Obviously, I haven't read the contemplated emergency regulation that the Secretary of Labor has not yet issued, but I assume it will be carefully drafted. I concluded that the answers to the three questions above are Yes, No, and No. The three liberals on the Court will obviously agree with my brilliant analysis. Same with Roberts. So long as one of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett (in descending order of likelihood) decide to be prudent jurists, the regulation will stand, assuming the case is not moot by the time it reaches SCOTUS. I assume Thomas and Alito are not in play.

All that said, I am personally opposed to the way the Executive Branch has chosen to use an administrative agency as a major policy creation and enforcement arm. Nonetheless, my conclusion is based in part on an observable pattern throughout our history that prudential reasoning tends to take on more constitutional importance during major crises, such as in times of war, or even global pandemics.

17
Holy crap. MY president stepping up bigly

?s=19

Hopefully the recent justices appointed by Trump will help find this executive order unconstitutional.



I hope they don't

I wonder if someone could do a cost/benefit analysis of mandatory vaccinations?

If it's ruled unconstitutional, no need for one.  The government, and especially the executive branch, is already given far too much leeway in what they are allowed to do, and this is a complete abuse of power.  The Supreme Court is the last hope to strike against these attacks on representative government.

I have some thoughts on this, but what is your basis for asserting his plan is unconstitutional?

At a minimum, this is something that must be enacted through the legislative branch, similar to the eviction moratorium.  I'm not buying the way they're trying to shoehorn this through OSHA.

For me personally, I also think the constitution forbids the federal government from forcing you to put something in your body.  There's a big difference between the government telling you you can't do something and it trying to force you to do something.

I think there's a better chance the courts would agree with me on the first point.  I'm hopeful the new justices on the Supreme Court would agree with me on the second.  I don't believe they would have upheld the individual mandate in the ACA if they had been the ones to originally hear it.

You might have a good point if the federal government were actually forcing the general public to get vaccinated, but that's not what's going on here. See my post in the MAGA thread (I think).

18
The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: MAGA
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:14:44 PM »
Thanks to numerous GOP pushes for Right to Work and the SCOTUS gutting unions those people can enjoy being fired with zero protections. Of course most won’t do it as conservative are snowflakes

So we're done being mad about people not working when they are capable, now capable people are walking out?  FFS i got crap that needs to get done on a time crunch.  I don't want to have to train new employees who are replacing these guys.

The federal government has never issued a vaccine mandate applicable to private citizens generally, and if they did, I'm about 95% certain it would be found unconstitutional. People forget that the federal government cannot exert any power to secure the declared objects of the Constitution unless such power be found in, or can properly be implied from, some express delegation of authority in the Constitution. Protection of the general health, safety, and welfare of citizens (so-called "police powers") has always been the domain of the states. That's why the Supreme Court has upheld state vaccine mandates in the past. To grant general police powers to the federal government would be the greatest transfer of power from the states to the federal government that has ever occurred in our history.

That said, Biden's plan is not a vaccine mandate, so it's a moot point.

19
The New Joe Montgomery Birther Pit / Re: Pick A Side
« on: September 10, 2021, 05:38:36 PM »
For those who don’t realize, a board member publicly promoting a drug their company makes is a HUGE vote of confidence. Like that’s really putting your balls out there in the event any of the claims you’re making about the product can be proven false. So whatever he’s shilling I’d be doubly inclined to believe it.

True. And I understand Pfizer is advised by some extremely capable counsel, so Pfizer would not have allowed this to occur unless they had obtained an appropriate level of comfort.

20
I keep seeing more and more of these black and white with various color flags around Smallville. I thought this image was a handy reference as I tend to get confused but does need to be updated to include Baja Blast.




 :kstatriot:

If you want them to disappear, just go around complimented everyone's new rainbow flags.

21
Most wtf: Idaho
Most chill: Michigan
Most dull: Tennessee
Most chippy: Alabama

Is Tennessee really more dull than Utah?

Yeah, because industry can also mean hard work and dedication.

Oh yeah? Well commerce can also mean sexual intercourse or social interaction between people.

22
Most wtf: Idaho
Most chill: Michigan
Most dull: Tennessee
Most chippy: Alabama

Is Tennessee really more dull than Utah?

23
I'm a little shocked considering the number of non-bad person gE posters.

Also, yes, we are a friendly state over here.


eff them

Some Kentucky bball forum obviously spammed this poll.
Perhaps this explains why KU can't get a big 10 or SEC invite. The rest of the country hates Kansas.

Sent from my moto g power using Tapatalk

I guess it could have been MU fans, too. There is absolutely no way people in general think Kansas is the second-least-friendly state.

24
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Do You Know Anyone with COVID-19?
« on: September 09, 2021, 10:35:29 PM »
Ben ji's dad has had the vid for about a week. Fever and bad cough/congestion but doing better the last couple of days.

Parents were planning to leave on a road trip out west on Saturday but that has been delayed now.

Unvaccinated of course.

Surely he's been prophylactically protecting himself against COVID in some humorous way, though, right? Regardless, glad to hear he seems to have made it over the hump.

25
Essentially Flyertalk / Re: Kansas City things
« on: September 09, 2021, 10:33:18 PM »
The good part is not having a convenient mass transit system like Denver makes KC way less appealing to companies/people thinking about relocating here, keeping population (and cost of living) down.   :thumbs:
Great point, I wouldn't trade KC's level of highway traffic for Denver's mass transit system.

#FlyoverCountry4Life

Yeah, I was planning to traverse the KC metro recently (first time being there in a decade) and asked my friend there what time rush hour dies down. "Yeah, we don't really have rush hour...."

v jealous

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 540