a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
uhsguy's profile

x 2

following: 0
followed tags: 1
followed domains: 1
badges given: 0 of 2
hubskier for: 266 days

recent comments, posts, and shares:
uhsguy  ·  38 minutes ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 3, 2020

How’s that going? Lot less customers? Did it end up costing you a small fortune to shut down?

uhsguy  ·  19 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

Lol you should be thankful for the Trupian incompetence we are seeing. If Obama was still president you would have just heard some speeches A committee would have formed and beatings and killings would resume as usual. Though his terrible leadership our president has given so much more legitimacy to BLM and anti police violence movement. Every racist tweet helps ordinary Americans understand how bad things are. Hell even the republicans have had to admit there is a problem. If you can’t capitalize on that then there truly is no hope for change.

Military vs police I think in this case the military going in is a vote of no confidence in the police. People who serve in the US are more like you and I than those that joined the police union, less us vs them. The military are won’t put up with random looting, or go break car windows, pepper spray ransoms and destroy shit like police thugs do. It’s kind of like how the military has to come in sometimes in Mexico when the gangs take over, sad that we’re there but blue gang and looting gang need to be subdued a bit.

Sorry you feel that way but the military is much safer for the protesters and the city than the police. Much better training and discipline. The current police and federal posturing is just making things worse. This tough talk with no action is just making everyone more agitated. Either send in the military or shut up and let this play out is what I think.

I’d like to see him do it or shut up. All this posturing is just getting the mobs angry

uhsguy  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Denver Just Shut Down

Wide spread looting and rioting in Seattle. I cant tell if its actual social unrest of if just the professional looters/and protestors that always hang out in the Seattle/Portland area and and come out to cause trouble whenever there is an opportunity.

That was a lot harder than arresting the cnn reporter for basically nothing

uhsguy  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 27, 2020

Apparently that car was resurrected last year and you can buy parts and a brand new one if you want to.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rediscovering the Small Web

Here is a better collection of small web stuff


uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A third. Of a Billion. Job Losses.

No amount of employment regulation is going to keep employees in jobs that no longer exist in companies that are bankrupt.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 27, 2020

Oh that place... yeah I can see why the amount of money spent there is extreme. I figured I was too poor to even go there, it didn’t seem at all accessible.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 27, 2020

Wait where is this that there is a race course in n Seattle. My googling found nothing

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rediscovering the Small Web

I wish they had a gardening section I find it impossible to find good gardening websites due to seo

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 27, 2020

Well now covid so they are probably shut down or on the way to bankruptcy. I do wonder what it’s like to race in a club environment seems like everyone into it has a 800-$1500 car and is super hardcore about it. Honestly I think it would me more fun to race low end cars with kids and adults from the neighborhood.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Americans, It Turns Out, Would Rather Visit a Store Than Buy Food Online

Online has got to be higher margin for grocery stores. Between all the added fees And the ability to sell all the produce as opposed to the undamaged stuff profit has to be pretty good.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DeVos Demands Public Schools Share Pandemic Aid With Private Institutions

I guess that’s true I didn’t think about virtual since my kid is younger. I’ve paid mine like 2k so far for basically nothing. I would think that would cover rent since they fired all the teachers.

uhsguy  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DeVos Demands Public Schools Share Pandemic Aid With Private Institutions

Agree but covid breaks the idea of markets because covid based lockdown is the equivalent of a government caused CAT 5 hurricane. Everything breaks when you force business to shut down but rent is still due. So now you get to decide who to rescue with lifeboats and helicopters and who should drown. Is a private school worth saving? Idk maybe is my Anwser. Private school in New York probably not but private school in the south where there are no alternatives.... maybe as it serves as a community anchor.

Although if the institution is worth saving then bankruptcy is truly the better choice because the community will rally around it and save it afterwards but saving a company before bankruptcy is just a pass through for creditors.

uhsguy  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 27, 2020

Ha I bought a 1/18 on eBay the other day waiting for mine to arrive. That being said for 60$ you can get a wltoys 959 get 2 and you can race. Or for 80-100 a wl 14401 is a great deal. After that you are looking at $200 and $300 price points

uhsguy  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DeVos Demands Public Schools Share Pandemic Aid With Private Institutions

Putting aside that she is clearly not a good or honest person, and that faith based anything should not receive government money unless it pays government taxes... putting all that aside there is definitely an argument to supporting private schools somewhat.

They serve an important role in communities and are not easily replaced. There are areas where private is the only functioning education system at any price point. If they die then a chunk of people will have to leave and move elsewhere, and doctors/lawyers and other professionals will have to move elsewhere to educate their kids.

uhsguy  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Are you easing back in to less distant socializing?

I’m not really looking for a mask to protect me, it’s impractical to wear those except in high risk areas like airports. I still have a few fuck you Im protecting myself and not you 3m masks for those situations. Looking for more of a face covering to decrease any potential germ dispersal and to signal to my liberal cohort that I respect them enough to wear a mask when I spend time with them. I see it more akin to wearing pants than safety glasses or a helmet in those situations.

uhsguy  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Are you easing back in to less distant socializing?

Getting a mask that fits me well is hard getting one for my 3 year old is next to impossible. They consistently fall off, are bulky and I’m unclear if they do anything. Mask design is sorely lacking right now we need to make lighter weight masks since they don’t offer the user any protection anyway and are really just there to reduce the range we project our particulate matter.

uhsguy  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Are you easing back in to less distant socializing?

The question remains does the virus transmit through fecal mater. If so then a lot of these low risk activities become very high risk. Gonna wait for some people to go out camping and see if anyone gets infected through use of a shared outhouse. If not then looks like lots of camping this year.

Is that high or low though? What percentage of twitter users are bots in general? If it was only half I’d be surprised

uhsguy  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thunderbirds nearly eating shit at 26 seconds

Must have drifted into the minimum Separation zone

uhsguy  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The red pill overlap

“ I have been getting frustrated with people in my extended and close circle moving towards conspiracy theories and science denial.”

I guess I have trouble with the term “science”, I read this more as, people around me don’t accept or conform to my “religious” views and I’m mad at them for picking a different religion. In the age of covid the science is crap, the study’s often are using bad or incomplete data and the additional filter and spin put on top of that when it is processed to be consumed by the masses makes It only marginally more factually accurate than something someone wrote on a stone tablet 2000 years ago.

Unless you are actively reading the source materials (which I am not probably more due to lack of access than interest) I dont feel like you should be making any claims of having an opinion based on science. And if you are then you should do your best to establish to your peers where your data comes from and let them make up their own mind.

In the US at least I don’t feel like there are any official science sources that are trustworthy. The CDC and google are tainted, Bill gates you couldn’t trust with education but you trust him with covid?, state sources are for the most part cooking the books trying to justify the discussions already made so who is left except primary sources?

Sure there is real science going on in the background somewhere but what most people are consuming is some sort of religion based loosely on some science, so don’t be so high and mighty about your science because it’s probably just science based bullshit

uhsguy  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Stacy Abrams burn by joe Biden

Ha so true. I’m glad she didn’t get picked but that scene is so cringeworthy that I can’t look away it’s like watching all those videos of Jeep’s spontaneously self combust or watching a fire spread through a ford pinto.

Are you a vaccine is imminent believer? If not then what’s your argument for over flattening the curve? The initial argument for pushing infections under hospital capacity was a good one, but I see no good argument to stay under that. The optimal point is just under capacity with maybe some additional benefit for getting a bit more time for PPE production to come online. There is no endgame for quarantine, delay infections as much as possible till a miracle happens? This thing could last years, We may have to go many cycles with covid until we get our shit together with contact tracing testing and what not. Then maybe we can try again with lockdown to stamp it out.

The article mentions 30% reduction in revenue. That is less than what restaurant are seeing just for using grub hub. It’s not great but better than what they are seeing now in the USA.

uhsguy  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hackers Claim To Have Trump’s Dirty Laundry And Demand $42 Million To Keep Quiet

Blame the Democrats it’s only fair