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b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Bet lost

Not sure yet. I only drive GM, so those are my options. After looking at all the incentives it there right now, my heart says Silverado, but my wallet says Cruze RS hatchback. The Terrain also had good incentives at the moment, but I really don't like them. Anyway I haven't actually gotten official word that my car is totaled, but I strongly suspect it will be. The wire back end, incline the frame and c-pillars are fucked. The car is worth about $19k, so reaching the 75% threshold won't be too hard under those circumstances.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Bet lost

Meh. My car was parked peacefully, so I was not involved. It was a rare one person, four car incident. They informed us that she lived at least an hour after the accident, so they didn't consider it a crime scene (which is fortunate from the overall headache perspective). On the upside, I got to go car shopping yesterday, which is always fun!

Of course on the other hand reasoning being more important than the answer is the reason that Aristotle's ideas about physics were stuck to religiously (literally) for 2000 years.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's Press Conference

I find it doubtful. Pence has for the most part tried to keep his nose clean. If you'll remember sitting the VP debate he specifically acknowledged Russia as an adversary and Putin as a threat, and Trump rebuked him for it. From the beginning I've thought that Pence has only been in it for the possibility that he'll get to be President. He must know as well as anyone what a moron he's working for.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's Press Conference

Probably jacking off in happiness followed by self-flagellating in shame repeatedly at the news that in fact the Russians do have personal and financial info with which they blackmailed Trump (and that Trump responded by cooperating with them--fake news!). Pence is off planning his own swearing in after Trump's swift impeachment.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Stickers in the states

Looking back, it was a Camry, but damn good memory on ya.

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b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

Got the cash!

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

It isn't. It's for a separate venture involving some patents that mk and I hold regarding treatment of brain injuries with a stem cell-derived product. It's related to FL in that they're both stem cell-based products, but distinct in its aim, timeline, etc. Definitely the most consequential single public speaking event I've ever been part of. I have the sense that the money is ours to lose, so that's good. But I won't be taking full breaths until it's over. Didn't sleep at all last night.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

I'm giving a talk tomorrow. I do this relatively often. It doesn't bother me at this point in my life. The difference is at the end of this talk instead of polite but disinterested applause, I find out if the state of Michigan is going to give me $220,000. Kind of anxiety-producing, but in a fun sort of way. They're giving me 20 min to barf my pitch on them, so that's kind of like $11,000/minute.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Trump country is dying.

Would it kill you to make it a heat map?!

Kidding, obviously. This is great.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Should death Penalty be abolished?

    In North America 2/3 countries have abolished it.

I'm just going to give you a "c'mon, really?" look here, and shake my hand disappointedly.

Canada is the only of the three that counts. Laws are only as good as their enforcement, and in Mexico the government and their proxies kill so many more people than all the death sentences in the US combined that it's laughable to claim that they have "abolished" anything. Mexico has abolished the death penalty in the same way that Iran has a free press. It's there on paper, and literally no where else.

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