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Old 03-11-2019, 11:21 AM   #11076
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Aside from tomdemaine, DSL causes a "problem" one day a year.

We should go back to a day starting at sunrise.
There’s a fair bit of research that shows incidence of heart attacks, accidents and accident-related deaths spike both when the clocks go forward and when they go back. All for no discernable benefit.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:22 AM   #11077
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Nah at least twice Micro
People don't complain the time when they get an extra hour of sleep.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:29 AM   #11078
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:30 AM   #11079
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extra hour doesn't make up for the pain of changing all the clocks. I'm warming to this Trump fella but haven't been paying much attention. How's he on the economy and foreign relations guys?
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:41 AM   #11080
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Aside from tomdemaine, DSL causes a "problem" one day a year.

We should go back to a day starting at sunrise.
Look up the stats of olds dying the day after the clocks change...
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:42 AM   #11081
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Aside from tomdemaine, DSL causes a "problem" one day a year.

We should go back to a day starting at sunrise.


Demonstrably false
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:47 AM   #11082
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People don't complain the time when they get an extra hour of sleep.


I have seasonal affective disorder and fall time change is the absolute worst one. It triggers an episode about every other year. I can track depressive episodes that 100% start right exactly around the time of the time change. I definitely prefer the spring one. It makes me spend more of my waking hours in daylight (with a 9-to-5 type of schedule)

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Old 03-11-2019, 11:49 AM   #11083
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His narcissism is so ****ing deep he just claimed to be "saving time" by saying Tim Apple. This almost a week after it happened. How does anyone believe a single word that comes out of this clown's mouth?
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:50 AM   #11084
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He is going to start doing this to people on purpose so he can act like he does this all the time like how he keeps doing the nervous hand gesture thing that he did to mock the disabled reporter. I fully expect him to call someone Elon Tesla, Rupert Fox, or Mark Facebook in some 4d chess move.
LMAO Trump is not smart enough to do this.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:54 AM   #11085
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People don't complain the time when they get an extra hour of sleep.
I do. I either forget or my kids wake me up because they DGAF about no clock. But I like to complain so it's fine with me.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:36 PM   #11086
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Trump's China scandal: An entire new wave of sleaze and corruption surfaces in Florida
It has seemed odd from the very beginning that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a billionaire several times over, would patronize a massage parlor called the Orchids of Asia for a little quickie on his way to the AFC championship game. After all, men like Kraft can easily hire high end escorts and they often have mistresses on the side. Why go to a cheap strip mall?

But Kraft wasn't the only vastly wealthy john who got caught in the sting that has put him in the headlines. Private equity mogul John Childs and former Citigroup president John Havens were also arrested. There is obviously more to this sordid story of Chinese sex trafficking to come out in the days to come. With the recent re-evaluation of the extremely disturbing Jeffrey Epstein case from the previous decade, it seems that an illegal sex trade has been thriving in the ultra-rich enclaves of South Florida.

A woman named Cindy Yang founded the "day spa" where all these wealthy powerful men went to release their ... stress. Although Yang no longer owns the specific business where Kraft was videotaped receiving oral sex, it was known for offering the same "services" in her time. Her family still operates several similar enterprises that are also under suspicion for sex trafficking and prostitution. And wouldn't you know it, Yang is a big-time Republican who now owns a company that sells access to another wealthy and powerful man with a big presence in South Florida: the president of the United States.

The Miami Herald first reported that Yang had attended a Super Bowl gathering at Mar-a-Lago, and produced a selfie of Yang and President Trump posing together at the party. The Herald also published pictures of other events showing Yang and Trump's adult sons, along with a trio of Florida Republicans -- Sen. Rick Scott, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz -- as well as onetime vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel.

According to the Herald, Yang had shown no interest in politics prior to 2016 -- she never even voted -- but "has now become a fixture at Republican political events up and down the East Coast." These gatherings all charge big donations to attend, although much of the money collected at Mar-a-Lago affairs goes straight into Trump family coffers to pay for the event. It's a tidy form of double dipping -- and, at least in general terms, not illegal.

Yang and her family have been generous to Trump and the GOP, giving more than $42,000 to the Super PAC Trump Victory and more than $16,000 to the Trump 2020 campaign in 2017 alone. As David Corn, Dan Friedman and Daniel Schulman of Mother Jones reported last Saturday, that's just the cost of doing business for Yang's company, which was started a year into Trump's presidency. Yang and her husband, Zubin Gong, started GY US Investments LLC, which they describe as an international consulting firm, in 2017. Displaying pictures of Mar-a-Lago, it openly markets access to Trump to Chinese business representatives.

For obvious reasons, national security experts were alarmed by this report. This startling combination of sex trafficking, prostitution and politicians presents a perfect opportunity for espionage and blackmail. In an explosive follow-up report on Sunday, the Mother Jones reporters make clear that these observers were right to be concerned:

Yang is an officer of two groups with ties to China’s Communist government. And she founded a Miami-based nonprofit that promotes “economic and cultural exchange” between China and the West in coordination with “senior … Chinese leaders” in the United States, according to a profile of Yang posted on a Chinese social media platform ... .

[A] cursory examination of the organization’s leadership structure reveals that [Yang's nonprofit] is directly subordinate to the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department. In July, the Daily Beast reported, “‘Peaceful reunification associations’ — the term refers to Beijing’s intent to obtain sovereignty over Taiwan—have a close relationship with the [Communist Party’s] United Front Work Department, in some cases functioning almost as an extension of its Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.”

If you were following politics in the 1990s, you might be getting a little feeling of déjà vu. Chinese fundraising scandals were a staple of political investigations during the Bill Clinton years. Perhaps you remember the names Johnny Chung, Yah-Lin "Charlie" Trie, John Huang, James Riady and Maria Hsia. These were all major Democratic Party and Clinton donors who were investigated for campaign finance law violations and, in a couple of cases, connections to Chinese intelligence and other Chinese government officials.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:45 PM   #11087
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Lol things no people of significantly below average or better intelligence say for 2000.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:47 PM   #11088
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I do. I either forget or my kids wake me up because they DGAF about no clock. But I like to complain so it's fine with me.
If it weren't for my kid still in school I wouldn't GAF about clocks either - and that's just the alarm waking me up. After she graduates HS (one more year) I will endeaver to never know what time it is and as much as possible even what day it is.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:49 PM   #11089
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Look up the stats of olds dying the day after the clocks change...
If true this should be done two days before every election
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:50 PM   #11090
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I like MSP and Cleveland a lot. Not sure which I hate more, LaGuardia or O'Hare
Pretty sure I've been in them all. Forget O'Hare, Midway was by far the worst, at least before they renovated it. I haven't been in it since. Detroit was almost as bad but I heard they renovated it as well.

LAX, LaGuardia, and JFK confirmed suck, as does Dulles. SanFran, Sea-Tac, and MSP are really nice, as is Atlanta. Can also confirm Tampa is very nice.

Best in the US is Palm Springs though, and it's not close.

Best internationally is probably Singapore.

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Old 03-11-2019, 12:52 PM   #11091
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Great, trump compromised by Russian hookers and Chinese sex traffickers.

You guys really picked a winner. I voted for Jill Stein!
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:57 PM   #11092
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Saying Tim Apple rather than Tim Cook saves time because you don't have to cook an apple. You just throw it in the bin.
Igor Rosneft and Jeffrey Paedophile Sex Island Resort say hello.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:18 PM   #11093
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A huckabeast is appearing for a rare press briefing!
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:39 PM   #11094
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When me president, they see. They see.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:02 PM   #11095
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How is he saving anything by saying Tim Apple instead of Tim Cook? Apple is two syllables, Cook is one.

SNL made a joke how he thinks that all companies CEOs inherited the position from their father so just like how the Trump organization is run by Donald Trump, then Apple must be lead by Tim Apple.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #11096
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"We need hundreds of billions for military, not for endless war but for the most awe inspiring military this world has ever seen."

30 seconds later

"We are making more restrictions on TANF, SNAP, and housing agencies because we can help the poor without giving them money."
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:21 PM   #11097
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Tampa airport is the best I've been in.

I haven't been there in probably 20 years (holy **** it's been that long), but I flew in and out of Tampa a bunch of times in my early work days and I do remember it being so easy to navigate. It was also really easy to drive in and out of.


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extra hour doesn't make up for the pain of changing all the clocks.

I have an analog clock in our play room that is ever so slightly a pain in the ass to adjust, so there have been years where I have just let it be wrong for six months and just kept reminding everyone that it was an hour off.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:32 PM   #11098
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Day lights savings is a time tax. They take away an hour of sleep from me in Spring and if I live until Autumn, I get if refunded back.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #11099
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They can be. I haven't flown through all of them but I find that smaller airports in America are far more tolerable. For example, I had no problem travelling domestically out of Charleston, New Orleans, and Nashville. Of course, my main point of entry in America is JFK which is a nightmare.

It's just not a nightmare as awful as LaGuardia. Might be the worst airport I've ever been to by a landslide.

Your large airports in Europe aren't great either. London, Paris, and Rome have crap airports. It's when you're up around Scandinavia or for some reason, parts of East Asia that airports appear more appealing.
I liked Will Self's nomination of airports into his Room 101, on the grounds that as long as humans have been around, and probably even longer, they've dreamed of being able to fly through the air, but when we finally manage it we have to sit for hours in a dreary naff airport waiting in queues along with other bored fliers.
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"We need hundreds of billions for military, not for endless war but for the most awe inspiring military this world has ever seen."

30 seconds later

"We are making more restrictions on TANF, SNAP, and housing agencies because we can help the poor without giving them money."
Trump Budget Sees $1 Trillion Deficits for Next Four Years

Plenty of opportunities to save money, though:
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