I lived in Seattle for several years and the drivers are very courteous to everything that's in their direct line of sight but utterly unaware of anything that is not in that position. If you're behind them or in a lane adjacent, you may as well not exist because the average Seattle driver is not aware that their… » 2/27/15 9:35am Friday 9:35am

Women were not remotely considered property in the Middle Ages. They were second class, to be sure, but they certainly had rights and agency within society. Rape was considered a crime against the woman and the woman herself had the right to bring the charges against her attacker. Of course, the charges would be… » 2/19/15 12:36pm 2/19/15 12:36pm

That's the stupidest thing I've heard. What do you mean, what are you supposed to do? Put down the controller and eat your dinner. Your parents just fucking cooked a meal for you. It's not wrong for the kid to not want to leave in the middle of the game, but the kid still has to do it. And yes, they WILL leave… » 2/11/15 11:14am 2/11/15 11:14am

Actually, 13% of people who took the drug test failed it. Tennessee doesn't make everyone who applies for welfare take the test - only those who say that they have taken illegal drugs in the last three months, been denied a job for drug use in the past three months, or have any scheduled court dates for drug use in… » 2/10/15 4:06pm 2/10/15 4:06pm

Right, but the point isn't that mass transit is not necessary but that street cars as a transit solution is dumb. Buses are a much better solution. They're cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, way more flexible for future planning, and cause less issues. More dedicated bus lanes would be a much, much, much better… » 2/10/15 12:40pm 2/10/15 12:40pm

If car dealers are actually providing a service to the consumer, what do they have to worry about? Of course, we all know that dealers provide almost no value to the consumer. They're a predatory, forced middle man who only exist to take a cut of the transaction. » 2/09/15 1:44pm 2/09/15 1:44pm

Yes and no. Making a light lager is more difficult to do consistently than most other craft beers simply because there's far less room for error. In a double IPA, you've got a ton of hops in there to help mask any slightly off flavors. » 2/06/15 10:04am 2/06/15 10:04am

That's not a 99% conviction rate just for rape. That's for everything. And it's not just prosecuting only the easy cases, it's because the Japanese law enforcement system has a nasty habit of framing innocent people to get their clearance rate up. A favorite trick is to subject a suspect to near constant… » 2/05/15 1:00pm 2/05/15 1:00pm

JFK wasn't killed by a conservative, he was killed by a leftist due to JFK's generally conservative policies. RFK wasn't killed by a conservative, but by a Palestinian over his support for Israel in the Six Day War (not his progressive views, per se). Garfield was killed by a crazy person over a federal appointment.… » 2/04/15 4:47pm 2/04/15 4:47pm

If you keep the vermouth in the fridge, you can keep it there for half a year easy (probably longer) without ever telling the difference unless you're drinking it straight as an apertif. Since you're almost certainly mixing it, you'll never be able to tell the difference. Get a 375ml bottle and you'll be fine. » 2/02/15 1:10pm 2/02/15 1:10pm