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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 10:00pm

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I'm sure, if I ever manage to forget Il Douche, you'll remind me.

He's no longer useful to the NY Democratic machinery, so they hounded him out of the state. 

That showed he's an opportunist (no surprise) and a political neophyte.

In Trump's version, donations are needed because of how the system works (to get stuff (done)). "Nobody knows the system like me, yadda, yadda".

If he changed the target of donations, it's because they had something he wanted.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 9:30pm

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Don't forget über-New-Yorker Donnie...

I'm sure, if I ever manage to forget Il Douche, you'll remind me.

He's no longer useful to the NY Democratic machinery, so they hounded him out of the state. 
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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 1:12pm

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Right, and after the virtue signal they did...what, exactly?

Is the NY lege going to impeach him? Are there mass resignations from his administration? This is pro forma political theater.


Hmm, i'm sure there is that...but also, there was not much voter support. So, maybe they were listening to their constituents (odd and intriguing bit), and posing at the same time (not so odd or intriguing).

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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 12:56pm

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In New York mercy, it seems, is reserved for prominent Democratic politicians. (...)

It pays to be an oligarch
.

Don't forget über-New-Yorker Donnie...

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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 11:39am

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Hmm, i recall democrats coming out of the woodwork calling for cuomo to step down (was there even a case?). Cuomo can be more conservative, and has often worked with state repubs to get things passed. NY democrats arent big fans of cuomo, so...that is odd but intriguing::)

Right, and after the virtue signal they did...what, exactly?

Is the NY lege going to impeach him? Are there mass resignations from his administration? This is pro forma political theater.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 9:15am

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I guess it's not what you know, but who.

If this guy had been a plumber he would now be just another registered sex offender, destined for a life of obscure manual labor and perhaps homelessness. His sentence was to a country club facility rather than to the usual American hellhole prison. Instead of a pariah he's a well-paid corporate consultant (don't call him a lobbyist!) and occasional cameo on film and television. His annual income is higher than his congressional salary.

In New York mercy, it seems, is reserved for prominent Democratic politicians.

And he's not an isolated case. Andrew Cuomo is still in office, likely to ride out the storm caused by his treatment of the women who worked for him. Where's Elliot Spitzer these days? No longer hosting a show on CNN, but he did manage a run for office after dodging charges for the exact crime he prosecuted others for as NY Attorney General. Did NYAG Eric Schneiderman go to prison for beating women? No, he's meditation teacher. Maybe he'll run for mayor as part of his rehabilitation process, much like Mr. Weiner.

It pays to be an oligarch.

Hmm, i recall democrats coming out of the woodwork calling for cuomo to step down (was there even a case?). Cuomo can be more conservative, and has often worked with state repubs to get things passed. NY democrats arent big fans of cuomo, so...that is odd but intriguing::)



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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 8:47am

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cashing in?

Anthony Weiner, the former US Representative who resigned in 2011 after accidentally tweeting a sexually explicit images of himself, is considering new ways to capitalize on his numerous sex scandals.

Weiner, who also spent 18 months in federal prison for sexting and sending more pictures of himself to a then 15-year-old, suggested to New York Times columnist Ben Smith that he may hop onto the non-fungible token (NFT) craze that briefly and insufferably swept the worlds of art and cryptocurrency earlier this year.

In the interview, Weiner suggested that he may sell an NFT of his infamous tweet, or perhaps even of the search warrant for his laptop, which resulted in a reopened investigation against Hillary Clinton just before the 2016 election.


I guess it's not what you know, but who.

If this guy had been a plumber he would now be just another registered sex offender, destined for a life of obscure manual labor and perhaps homelessness. His sentence was to a country club facility rather than to the usual American hellhole prison. Instead of a pariah he's a well-paid corporate consultant (don't call him a lobbyist!) and occasional cameo on film and television. His annual income is higher than his congressional salary.

In New York mercy, it seems, is reserved for prominent Democratic politicians.

And he's not an isolated case. Andrew Cuomo is still in office, likely to ride out the storm caused by his treatment of the women who worked for him. Where's Elliot Spitzer these days? No longer hosting a show on CNN, but he did manage a run for office after dodging charges for the exact crime he prosecuted others for as NY Attorney General. Did NYAG Eric Schneiderman go to prison for beating women? No, he's meditation teacher. Maybe he'll run for mayor as part of his rehabilitation process, much like Mr. Weiner.

It pays to be an oligarch.
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Posted: Jun 8, 2021 - 6:41am

cashing in?

Anthony Weiner, the former US Representative who resigned in 2011 after accidentally tweeting a sexually explicit images of himself, is considering new ways to capitalize on his numerous sex scandals.

Weiner, who also spent 18 months in federal prison for sexting and sending more pictures of himself to a then 15-year-old, suggested to New York Times columnist Ben Smith that he may hop onto the non-fungible token (NFT) craze that briefly and insufferably swept the worlds of art and cryptocurrency earlier this year.

In the interview, Weiner suggested that he may sell an NFT of his infamous tweet, or perhaps even of the search warrant for his laptop, which resulted in a reopened investigation against Hillary Clinton just before the 2016 election.





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Posted: Feb 16, 2021 - 11:21am



 miamizsun wrote:
 
There is an old tale goes, that Herne the
Hunter
(sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest)
Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight
Walk round about an oak, with great ragg'd horns;
And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle,
And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain
In a most hideous and dreadful manner.
You have heard of such a spirit, and well you know
The superstitious idle-headed eld
Receiv'd, and did deliver to our age
This tale of Herne the Hunter for a truth.


— William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 4, scene 4

But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be — a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein

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Posted: Feb 16, 2021 - 8:56am

this depends...

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wbmbiti?
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 2:11pm

say what???

Hiro-chan Is a Faceless Robot Baby

This therapeutic robot for seniors gets more emotional connections from not having a face

This robot is Hiro-chan. It’s made by Vstone, a Japanese robotics company known for producing a variety of totally normal educational and hobby robotics kits and parts. Hiro-chan is not what we would call totally normal, since it very obviously does not have a face. Vstone calls Hiro-chan a “healing communication device,” and while the whole faceless aspect is definitely weird, there is a reason for it, which unsurprisingly involves Hiroshi Ishiguro and his ATR Lab.




So why doesn’t the robot have a face? Since the functionality of the robot depends on you getting it go from sad to happy, Vstone says that giving the robot a face (and a fixed expression) would make that much less convincing and emotionally fulfilling—the robot would have the “wrong” expression half the time. Instead, the user can listen to Hiro-chan’s audio cues and imagine a face. Or not. Either way, the Uncanny Valley effect is avoided (as long as you can get over the complete lack of face, which I personally couldn’t), and the cost of the robot is kept low since there’s no need for actuators or a display.
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