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The Old Hack

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  1. Things that make you sad.

    [Content note: Pet illness.] My wife's cat Saki is struggling with a very serious infection. Saki was born with a noticeable overbite and it has made her very prone to infections in her mouth and throat. She has been on Prednisol treatments for a rather long time now, something which concerned her vet because of long term issues but alternate treatment methods did not yield good results and without it the poor thing was just so miserable. We have been aware that this might shorten Saki's life but accepted the tradeoff so she would at least have a good life until her time came. We just hadn't expected that it might come this fast. She might still survive for now, but right now it isn't looking good. Both I and my wife are stressing over this and I've had some trouble sleeping.
  2. The Moderator: By popular request, I am relaunching the political discussion thread. Once again, however, I must stress that it will be very strictly monitored. Adherence to the forum courtesy rules will be enforced with especial care here. This is a particularly contentious topic and no flames, personal attacks, scandalmongering nor slurs of any kind will be permitted. People have a great range of opinions and while it is hard to remain calm and civil at times we should nevertheless strive for that to the best of our ability. Use of particularly offensive terms about other posters (including but not limited to 'RWNJ', 'SJW', 'Nazi' and others) will result in immediate warning points. We had some good and beneficial discussions on the old thread and largely managed to remain civil and respectful. I hope we can accomplish the same here. Remember: do not post here in the heat of anger and always keep in mind that your fellow posters are people, too. Last point: as in the old thread, when I do post here it will be in my capacity as moderator only. It will be easier for me to moderate here if I do not allow myself to become personally involved. While I do have a political bias, I will do my best to not let it affect me. And remember that as always, you have a right of appeal to the admins if I make a decision you disagree so much with that you find it unacceptable. The Old Hack
  3. Things that make you go WTF

    On a mildly related note, I and my wife happened to be listening to the TV one day when the announcer informed the viewers that next up was "Law and Order: SUV." We decided that this was about a special police unit that only dealt with SUV-related crimes, and that when they finally went to trial it invariably got derailed into an argument about which model of SUV was better. "So you see, your Honor, this shows that the Ford Excursion is in all ways the inferior model, with poorer balance and underperforming engine, clearly demonstrating the guilt of the accused. The prosecution rests."
  4. Things that make you MAD

    So, my friend Jens is still struggling with terminal cancer in his liver. After fighting it for almost two years now with various ups and downs -- and incidentally now being in a very very small group of 5% that has survived that kind of cancer for that long -- his doctor basically hands him his death sentence based on a telephone diagnosis and two months old tests that the doctor has apparently extrapolated from. Or possibly extracted from his rectum. After spending days in misery he gets in touch with his other physician who strenuously disagrees with the diagnosis. Yes, Jens has a new problem. But no, the other doctor has trouble seeing how it is related to his cancer. Impending liver failure carries certain symptoms such as jaundice, black rimmed eyes, digestive issues -- none of which Jens currently shows. Unless it is possible for these symptoms to take a holiday to the Bermudas or something, his diagnosis is at best incomplete or at worst totally screwed up. AND YET THE MORON WHO MADE IT STILL GAVE IT TO JENS WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST HESITATION OR AWARENESS OF FALLIBILITY. Excuse me a minute. I need to go check if murder is still illegal in Denmark even if it is a quack who really really deserves it. ...it is. Darn. *sighs*
  5. Happy New Year!

    Good to hear. Feel better soon!
  6. Story December 30, 2019

    Look, it disappeared in a puff of smoke! Like magic! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!
  7. Story, Friday, Jan 3, 2020 [Party-104]

    I hate that part of town. People are so snooty there.
  8. Happy New Year!

    So you've spent the entire year so far being sick? Oh man.
  9. Happy New Year!

    I have hereby named our new year the Year of Hindsight.
  10. Story December 30, 2019

    One exception during WW2. Due to a British bomber going astray while attempting to bombard the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, it hit the famous old French school instead. The school disappeared with a bang in a puff of smoke.
  11. Friday, December 20, 2019

    Oh, that's where the torture comes in. It's amazing how efficient red hot irons are when it comes to making a person say or ask for anything at all. Just ask a number of religious inquisitions. You mean it wasn't?
  12. Happy New Year!

    Thank you. We can only strive to do better.
  13. Friday, December 20, 2019

    I reject this because this stance presupposes that it is possible to save a person against their will. I will accept the position of saving souls by convincing them that your way is better. Salvation through coercion is a malicious lie and I despise and contemn it.
  14. Friday, December 20, 2019

    I can tolerate that people hold strongly to a religious belief. I cannot and will not tolerate that they attempt to impose their religious belief on me either personally or politically. I will to the end of my life fight against attitudes so insular and so blind that they will deny me my personal identity, liberties and rights simply because my existence makes them feel uncomfortable. And since I strongly feel that this sort of oppression links together and intersects, that includes the oppression they direct towards beliefs other than their own, persons of colour and Blacks, the disabled, all other LGBTQI* people and the impoverished. That is all.
  15. Friday, December 20, 2019

    No argument there. I really think that the danger isn't as much that logic can lead you astray as it is that logic incorrectly applied can lead you astray. Extrapolation to infinity would be one example, which I admit my position above smacks of, but in this specific case logic could never lead you anywhere useful anyway given that the premise is a limited group of people attempting to impose their religion on everybody else. Separation of Church and State, what's that?
  16. Friday, December 20, 2019

    In this case it is more that I am inclined to disagree with the premise, namely that it is sinful to employ your sperm in any other way than that directly aimed at procreation. No amount of logic or absence thereof will change that. However, there are cases where it is necessary to employ logic. It can be used to demolish a hypocritical position. And fundamentalistic believers of any religion are so comfortable occupying these that I feel it is practically a public service to do so.
  17. Friday, December 20, 2019

    Pffft, they were ahead by a piddly few dozen millions each, they vanish in the overall amount inside a month. It's hard to be history's greatest monster when you are just one out of every penis haver in all of human history, which number in the billions even if you only count recent times. I'd be astounded if any of these three deviated all that much from the centre of the bell curve.
  18. NP Monday, Dec 30, 2019

    That fire doesn't look very friendly to me
  19. Story, Monday, Dec 23, 2019 [Party-101]

    Or maybe just having a phobia of them, which is all too possible.
  20. Friday, December 20, 2019

    Unfortunately I see no way to avoid this if you follow this way of thinking to its logical conclusion. Every single fertile male on the planet is a mass murderer of untold thousands. Or maybe even millions. ...I just looked it up, and it seems every sperm production cycle produces actual billions of sperm cells. A single ejaculation alone may produce a number ranging from anywhere between 30 to 500 millions. And even when it is performed into a fertile uterus haver, there's at best three, maybe four survivors. Wow. Apparently we effectively commit mass murder on a genocidal scale even when the end result is successful conception. I feel so guilty now. Move over Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, I have a dick and I am not afraid of using it. (I admit I don't like my dick, but I am still using it.)
  21. Friday, December 20, 2019

    Also even that is incomplete. It should be specifically saved for sex with a woman who is capable of becoming pregnant. If she isn't, for example due to an egg not currently being ready for fertilisation, he has effectively committed mass murder on every síngle potential human being in the load he just shot.
  22. This Day In History

    I am sure that will solve all his problems.
  23. This Day In History

    But did they ever do a confession of Edward the Consecrator's church?
  24. Friday, December 20, 2019

    Cosmetic Morphing Device. Or Tedd's Uryuom transformation gun.
  25. This Day In History

    I haven't really had a good Christmas in almost fifty years. I am with the Bah, Humbug club.