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8 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Center Yourself Open T... · 0 replies · +1 points

another suggestion for cracked lips (I liked this much better than petrolatum alone) -

I alternate/layer that with Burt's Bee's.

Petrolatum alone really seemed to dry out my lips.

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Center Yourself Open T... · 0 replies · +2 points

It's not bulletproof and I would have preferred another solution, but this is the only thing that really helped.

A warning - a decade later I had to go back on as an adult, after a pretty easy teen cycle.

Don't be shocked (but hopefully, he doesn't need that, since I'm guessing it was lady hormone related)

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Center Yourself Open T... · 4 replies · +2 points

Don't be scared off by the odd news stories - yes, it can have some serious side effects re: mood, joints, bowels if you're not aware of it. That's really the best thing he can do in the first 6-12 weeks, and keeping your doctor notified. There's an entire reddit forum for this and probably for teens just starting this. Also

I found the effects on fatigue and the purging of zits was the worst but it was such a relief when it finally started working.

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Back Into It Open Thread · 2 replies · +3 points

Thanks, I wanted to see the source of this comment. Cuomo has actually pushed a lot of reform this year and continues to tie state funding to it.

But this article is really bad and dishonestly written. It is not "unprecedented in state history". "The huffing of oracular vapors" - yeah, this guy doesn't have an agenda. Jesus Christ.

"is draft legislation proposed to give judges the power — unprecedented in state history — to jail defendants, even people facing misdemeanor charges, on the basis of a premonition that those defendants might commit some future act of violence" - that's a reference to the standard of public dangerousness.

I would think someone writing about this would want to the actual terminology for a very basic concept. This is a terrible piece, and the author is a dissembling, purple prose pooping, stupid douche.

Every other state in the union allows the courts to exercise some discretion and take something like criminal history into account as part of the ongoing national experiment with redressing bail in this country. But New York (and maybe Mississippi, but I've misplaced that article) stands alone on not using that as a reference in the interest of the public (witnesses, victims - there are plenty of parties whose welfare is directly affected by this) and the advocacy orgs that pushed for it have a vested interest in keeping data about its effects from being collected.

The adjustments for a handful of other violent offenses in April that this article is referring to as a "bloodbath" and a return to everything short of public executions once more is, uh, exaggerating. By a lot. Quite the opposite - our hard-won drop/stabilization of violent crime reversed. (I hear stories from girlfriends who say police tell them they can't take reports when they're threatened on the subway, so who knows if even the standing numbers for 2020 represent the whole story.)

In actuality, there are people with felony assault in their records on the street - like this one. It's a wonder his victim did not die. And stories like this in areas that were relatively safe a year ago, even after dark...these are a dime a dozen now.

In the last few weeks, another person who had felony assault and drug charges in his record and was in and out of state hospitals murdered 2 other homeless people and stabbed another 2 in the space of 14 hours on the A line.

There's a lot Cuomo has done wrong before this break - case in point, you're correct about his gutting Medicaid; and of course, nobody wanted to believe the story about the nursing homes b/c the right has been talking about it for the last year. When people say he's an abrasive, vindictive bully, I believe them. He's overseen the loss of hospital beds in New York. He has succeeded in either leaving our mayor in the lurch for NYC's ongoing sorrows, or playing his foil for at least the last few years. Bill De Blasio has been waiting for this moment for a decade.

But something something, stopped clock. I do not have a higher opinion of NYS legislature members chomping at the bit for his downfall, and that includes my own worthless representatives in my district.

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Back Into It Open Thread · 4 replies · +2 points

"a repeal of the police and crime reform law the legislature " - do you have a link on the legislation you're talking about and the legislation in qustion?

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Back Into It Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

It's an app with its own website

This man's video deserves posting here[youtube AbNthoN8iA8 youtube]

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Back Into It Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

That'll actually probably be pretty tasty.

I tried the ones with a peanut top and a chocolate bottom; it's probably Reese's peanut butter chips around their patented peanut butter filling.

I would eat these sandwiched between the chocolate ones.

(I cannot stress how tasty these were, and how exciting they were to find. Reviewing candy and shit food for the masses should be my job.)

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Back Into It Open Thread · 1 reply · +4 points

I was gonna say, "Like I would know from Applebee's, as an NYer", but there are 3 on the island of Manhattan, at least one I've seen that was over the bridge off the BQR station in Brooklyn, and a shitload in the Northeast. Yet I can't even remember when I saw an ad playing for NYC viewers in the last 5 years. All of know of Applebee's lore is that the lost Goth (of the Midwestern Mall variety), stranded serving at Applebee's to save for tuition in Someplace Better Than Here; she apparently has her own meme for coomers. (In NY, TBH, you probably eat an an Applebee's if you want to see a waiter get beat up or see B & T types brawl with tourists over subpar steak plates.)

I picture Dogs getting casually weekend-drunk in much fancier Cali restaurants.

No Crasstalk reveal/legend unearthed from the Spreadsheet will top this one.

It is 100% true, obviously

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Full Circle Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

I have to admit, the additional .5 BR is almost something that NY will jack up an asking price $1k for.

The barbarism of it all, in either city - "have an actual view of something other than a dumpster or a wall on top of you for less than $5K! This is the deal of a lifetime!"

9 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Full Circle Open Thread · 13 replies · +2 points

I was trying to see if any features work anymore

Still less of a pain in the ass to read than Disqus

edit: At least italic type does.