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Brian Eno and Karl Hyde: Daddy’s Car

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You may be familiar with Brian Eno’s ambient music, but that is most definitely not what’s going on here. His project with Underworld singer Karl Hyde is much more pop-oriented; in a way it’s a return to “classic Eno,” but still slightly bent, in a good way. Also somewhat reminiscent of Eno’s album with David Byrne, with a very non-ambient primal groove. Great stuff.

Here’s their album: Someday World: Eno & Hyde.

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1 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 3:36:52pm

Speaking of returning to a classic, and continuing with the education theme:

Evolution of education: Middle schools in Israel to begin teaching Darwin’s theory

The Israeli education system has joined the majority of the Western world in introducing the theory of evolution to middle school pupils beginning in the next academic year, it was announced on Sunday.

[…]

2 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 3:49:39pm
3 Ding-an-sich Wannabe  Jun 1, 2014 4:00:52pm
4 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 4:01:44pm

Afternoon Lizards. Hey Charles, Been having issues with images embedded in twitter posts. When I download new comments, I only get about a third of the image. But if after downloading the post with the image, I refresh the page, I get the full image. Any Ideas?

OS is Windows 7. Browser is Firefox Build 29.0.1

5 Stanley Sea  Jun 1, 2014 4:03:30pm

All I can say is Fargo. Whatta show.

6 Ding-an-sich Wannabe  Jun 1, 2014 4:06:34pm

re: #5 Stanley Sea

I never “got” the movie. Does it still make sense for me to see the show?

7 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:09:39pm

House of Worship on Lombard Street

Extended walk today. Down to the edge of Society Hill, and then back on South Street from about 6th Street all the way to the Schyulkill River (about 20 blocks) before walking along the river and back home. Feet are tired.

I also stopped for a pint and a salad at the Fox and Hound. Plus sitting on a bench in a park along the river as well for a while.

8 Stanley Sea  Jun 1, 2014 4:09:49pm

re: #6 Ding-an-sich Wannabe

I never “got” the movie. Does it still make sense for me to see the show?

Oh yeah. Really trippy, funny and the first episode almost made me puke.

So, oh yeah,

9 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:09:50pm

re: #4 Bubblehead II

Afternoon Lizards. Hey Charles, Been having issues with images embedded in twitter posts. When I download new comments, I only get about a third of the image. But if after downloading the post with the image, I refresh the page, I get the full image. Any Ideas?

OS is Windows 7. Browser is Firefox Build 29.0.1

Pretty sure that is a known Firefox bug.

10 Killgore Trout  Jun 1, 2014 4:10:05pm

Update: Sudan backtracks on pledge to free woman sentenced to death for apostasy

The foreign office said on Saturday that Meriam Ibrahim would be freed within days but now says only Sudan’s courts can decide on her fate

11 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 4:10:28pm

re: #5 Stanley Sea

All I can say is Fargo. Whatta show.

Some people are complaining that …

Malvo’s “armor” is too strong.

I think that is part of the larger humor, another one of the absurdities presented to show how constructed stories can be.

12 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 4:15:35pm

re: #9 klys

Pretty sure that is a known Firefox bug.

Thanks. I haven’t been overwhelmed with this latest update. Very tempted to roll back to the last version I had installed.

13 Ding-an-sich Wannabe  Jun 1, 2014 4:15:59pm

re: #8 Stanley Sea

the first episode almost made me puke

Thanks, after this recommendation I must see at least the 1st ep. ;)

14 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:16:06pm

Some more “artistic Philadelphia”.

Swann Memorial Fountain

Spirit of the Delaware

en.wikipedia.org

15 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:16:39pm

re: #12 Bubblehead II

Thanks. I haven’t been overwhelmed with this latest update. Very tempted to roll back to the last version I had installed.

None of the browsers out there make me terribly happy these days. Although Chrome is better at reliably recovering tabs after a crash than Firefox was.

16 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 4:19:22pm

re: #7 Feline Fearless Leader

House of Worship on Lombard Street

Extended walk today. Down to the edge of Society Hill, and then back on South Street from about 6th Street all the way to the Schyulkill River (about 20 blocks) before walking along the river and back home. Feet are tired.

I also stopped for a pint and a salad at the Fox and Hound. Plus sitting on a bench in a park along the river as well for a while.

“Hevrath Bnai Abraham”

Philadelphia has an awesome Jewish history.

17 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:20:38pm

re: #16 Pie-onist Overlord

“Hevrath Bnai Abraham”

Philadelphia has an awesome Jewish history.

A block down from there I passed a non-descript door in a plain building with a sign for a “traditionalist shul”. Didn’t catch the name though.

18 ObserverArt  Jun 1, 2014 4:21:42pm

Brian Eno. Oh yeah. Thanks Charles.

I remember to this day hearing those strange sax tones of Roxy Music’s Bogus Man from For Your Pleasure and knew right away I had never heard music like this. One of my first days at art college too. How fitting. Many parties were to come.

Love Eno, Roxy, Bryan Ferry, all that to this day.

Good to see him putting stuff out. Dude has had a hell of a career in the music biz. And unique the whole way.

If you have 5 minutes…nothing better than some Eno with Robert Fripp doing the dirty fuzz-tone lead on “Baby’s On Fire” from “Here Come the Warm Jets.”

Youtube Video

19 sattv4u2  Jun 1, 2014 4:23:45pm

re: #10 Killgore Trout

only Sudan’s courts can decide on her fate

Not optimistic

20 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 4:24:01pm

re: #15 klys

None of the browsers out there make me terribly happy these days. Although Chrome is better at reliably recovering tabs after a crash than Firefox was.

Was running Safari for Windows before I switched and would have stayed with it if Apple would have fixed it’s most notable bug of suddenly resetting for some strange reason. But Noooooooo, Apple just quit supporting it.

21 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:25:56pm

re: #20 Bubblehead II

Was running Safari for Windows before I switched and would have stayed with it if Apple would have fixed it’s most notable bug of suddenly resetting for some strange reason. But Noooooooo, Apple just quit supporting it.

In all honesty, Apple is not the company that is ever going to give you longevity and continued support. When I buy an Apple product, it is done so knowing that I will likely only receive support for the duration of the warranty period and I should not expect software updates to work on the hardware past that date.

22 bratwurst  Jun 1, 2014 4:26:46pm
23 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 4:29:43pm

Meanwhile back at the nest. The hatchlings are looking a bit scruffy as they transition from chicks to fledgelings. The down is slowly falling off and the flight feathers are starting to peek through.

24 PhillyPretzel  Jun 1, 2014 4:31:13pm

re: #16 Pie-onist Overlord

re: #17 Feline Fearless Leader

Yes we do. And this person is buried in Philadelphia. en.wikipedia.org

25 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:32:38pm

A couple of store fronts:

When I think I needing occult supplies, of course I think of Harry.

Who you gonna call?

And I hope that a “jiffy repair” does not involve peanut butter.

Two wheels good! Four wheels bad!

26 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 1, 2014 4:34:20pm

Went and saw X-Men: Days of Future Past this afternoon. Pretty good flix, a GREAT special effects scene with Quicksilver in it. All in all a good flick, and they did a nice job of setting up a reboot of the X-men franchise.

I ‘m going to give it a full 5 lizards.

RBS

27 prairiefire  Jun 1, 2014 4:36:27pm

re: #5 Stanley Sea

All I can say is Fargo. Whatta show.

Have you tried Penny Dreadful on Showtime? Pretty delish! Blood, gore, Victorian clothing. Timothy Dalton.

28 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 4:36:47pm

One of the more iconic TV character actors:

Ann B. Davis, Alice from Brady Bunch, dies after fall, according to reports

TMZ has learned TV legend Ann B. Davis who played Alice on ” The Brady Bunch ” has died.

According to the couple she lived with Ann fell in her bathroom early this morning and hit her head causing grave damage.

She apparently never regained consciousness. Her roommate says Davis had been pretty healthy for an 88-year old woman — and her death was a total shock.

29 CuriousLurker  Jun 1, 2014 4:37:20pm

re: #21 klys

In all honesty, Apple is not the company that is ever going to give you longevity and continued support. When I buy an Apple product, it is done so knowing that I will likely only receive support for the duration of the warranty period and I should not expect software updates to work on the hardware past that date.

THIS. My original iPad (1st gen) is just over 4 years old, but it might as well be a doorstop for all the use I get out of it. It can’t run the newer iOS or apps, so it mostly just sits on a shelf looking forlorn. It’ll probably make a decent softbox though. // half

If my boss hadn’t gotten me the new iPad Mini last year I prolly would’ve ended up with a Google Nexus. Much as I love my iPads, I can’t afford to burn $700-$800 every 2-3 years. The iPod Touch is a little less painful, but still…

30 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 4:37:25pm

re: #21 klys

In all honesty, Apple is not the company that is ever going to give you longevity and continued support. When I buy an Apple product, it is done so knowing that I will likely only receive support for the duration of the warranty period and I should not expect software updates to work on the hardware past that date.

Sadly, Apple isn’t the only one. But damn it, At least Microsoft gives you prior notice when they are going to cut off support.

Apple? Not so much.

31 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 4:39:55pm

re: #21 klys

In all honesty, Apple is not the company that is ever going to give you longevity and continued support. When I buy an Apple product, it is done so knowing that I will likely only receive support for the duration of the warranty period and I should not expect software updates to work on the hardware past that date.

I guess I’ve found just the opposite. My current old iMac has gone longer and been more supported than any PC I’ve owned, all the way back to the XT.

32 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:40:30pm

re: #29 CuriousLurker

THIS. My original iPad (1st gen) is just over 4 years old, but it might as well be a doorstop for all the use I get out of it. It can’t run the newer iOS or apps, so it mostly just sits on a shelf looking forlorn. It’ll probably make a decent softbox though. // half

If my boss hadn’t gotten me the new iPad Mini last year I prolly would’ve ended up with a Google Nexus. Much as I love my iPads, I can’t afford to burn $700-$800 every 2-3 years. The iPod Touch is a little less painful, but still…

I admit to having a techie-toy addiction. The original iPad still works nicely for watching movies in the trailer, on the rare occasion we do that. The newer one (with Retina display - made reading PDF articles a lot easier) is still the more general use one.

The Nexus 7 suffers a little because my new Android phone is cooler and faster (with a better screen) but may get pulled out soon for more development work. It also has a stupid major battery draining bug that means that even without use it rarely lasts a full day. Still will be fine for doing development work at the desk for tablets.

33 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 1, 2014 4:41:03pm

re: #27 prairiefire

Have you tried Penny Dreadful on Showtime? Pretty delish! Blood, gore, Victorian clothing. Timothy Dalton.

I’ve got to toss a plug in for Crossbones (on Hulu). It’s Capt Edward Teach (Black Beard) as the leader of a pirate island. John Malkovich is great in the role, brings just the right amount of civility, menace, and then sociopathic rage to the part.

I really enjoyed it, added it to my list.

RBS

34 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 4:43:10pm

re: #31 freetoken

I guess I’ve found just the opposite. My current old iMac has gone longer and been more supported than any PC I’ve owned, all the way back to the XT.

XT?????????????? Microsoft had a XT OS? Why wasn’t I Informed?
Was it any good? :-)

35 sattv4u2  Jun 1, 2014 4:44:22pm

re: #28 freetoken

One of the more iconic TV character actors:

Ann B. Davis, Alice from Brady Bunch, dies after fall, according to reports

Something always struck me as odd about that show

The dad was an architect

3 adults and 6 kids lived there,, yet,,, iirc, they had only 3 bedrooms!!!

36 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:44:34pm

Out of building pictures. So it’s on to macro shots. Luckily the Philadelphia Horticultural Society has some plant beds along today’s route.

37 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 1, 2014 4:45:23pm

re: #32 klys

I admit to having a techie-toy addiction. The original iPad still works nicely for watching movies in the trailer, on the rare occasion we do that. The newer one (with Retina display - made reading PDF articles a lot easier) is still the more general use one.

The Nexus 7 suffers a little because my new Android phone is cooler and faster (with a better screen) but may get pulled out soon for more development work. It also has a stupid major battery draining bug that means that even without use it rarely lasts a full day. Still will be fine for doing development work at the desk for tablets.

That’s odd. I get a TON of battery life out of my Nexus 7. I run “Juice Defender” on it, easily get 2-3 days on a charge, and that’s with about and hour a day of surfing via wi-fi. Maybe a full reset, and let it reload all the apps. I finally did that with my Razr Maxx phone, after about 2 years it was due.

RBS

38 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 4:45:42pm

Let me take a moment to rant about the continuing move by major web sites away from a full display page design and towards a smaller screen format designed for scrolling up and down.

Along with this move are more slender scroll bars, real tiny things. On a hand held device with small screens, scrolling is fine because the touch sensors are very course and just getting part of a finger on the scroll bar will work. But not so on a desktop.

It’s not just looking awkward on a larger screen, but I notice that these sites are having less information.

Take the LA Times for example. Simply going to the web page it’s no longer clear how I can find information about the company. And the LAT is not unique in this. There is less visibility of the “About Us” kind in more and more outlets these days.

T

39 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:46:14pm

re: #31 freetoken

I guess I’ve found just the opposite. My current old iMac has gone longer and been more supported than any PC I’ve owned, all the way back to the XT.

Can you install the newest OS on it? Upgrade your software to the current versions? Note I am making a distinction here between the hardware being good quality and Apple providing support and backwards compatibility for new software.

As an example, Apple decided to - with no warning - deprecate a particular set of APIs that let you copy a file of say, a graph, and paste it in another program and then ungroup the elements. Small thing, sure, but actually pretty vital to the workflow used in my lab, to graph NMR data and move it into Powerpoint for comparisons/prep for publication, etc. We found out when someone upgraded. The rest of us had a pretty serious problem at that point. I maintained a laptop running an old version of the OS and an old version of Office to get around it.

Windows, on the other hand, never really deprecates anything. Results in a mess for software? Yes. But it means that problems like what I described above are much less of an issue.

40 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:46:16pm

Didn’t get close enough for this one. :(

41 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:47:16pm

I think this is the best one from the set.

42 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:47:42pm

re: #37 RealityBasedSteve

That’s odd. I get a TON of battery life out of my Nexus 7. I run “Juice Defender” on it, easily get 2-3 days on a charge, and that’s with about and hour a day of surfing via wi-fi. Maybe a full reset, and let it reload all the apps. I finally did that with my Razr Maxx phone, after about 2 years it was due.

RBS

Yeah, there is a bug on the Nexus 7 that has the cell connection where it essentially stops allowing the tablet from entering “deep sleep” with the (predictable) consequences on battery consumption.

If I got another one I’d just get the wifi version and be done with it.

43 CuriousLurker  Jun 1, 2014 4:48:02pm

re: #30 Bubblehead II

Sadly, Apple isn’t the only one. But damn it, At least Microsoft gives you prior notice when they are going to cut off support.

Apple? Not so much.

Gah, don’t remind meeeee! IE6 took 13 freaking years to die. And actually that’s just support for IE6 on XP—it still gets one more year of support on Windows Server 2003 machines. I stopped coding for it a long time ago though.

44 Killgore Trout  Jun 1, 2014 4:48:11pm

re: #19 sattv4u2

only Sudan’s courts can decide on her fate

Not optimistic

Neither am I. I think the best case scenario is maybe they’re playing games. With all the international attention and diplomatic pressure they’re holding out to see how much aid/free stuff the world is willing to pay to keep them from killing her.

45 sattv4u2  Jun 1, 2014 4:49:11pm

re: #44 Killgore Trout

Neither am I. I think the best case scenarios is maybe they’re playing games. With all the international attention and diplomatic pressure they’re holding out to see how much aid/free stuff the world is willing to pay to keep them from killing her.

Good point.

46 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:49:14pm

re: #43 CuriousLurker

Gah, don’t remind meeeee! IE6 took 13 freaking years to die. And actually that’s just support for IE6 on XP—it still gets one more year of support on Windows Server 2003 machines. I stopped coding for it a long time ago though.

People who are still running IE6 aren’t going to be useful consumers anyway. ;) I’m not sure they could figure out an Internet shopping cart.

47 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 4:49:42pm

Last one.

And the obligatory cat picture of the day.

Those who do not read history are destined to lie upon it.

48 goddamnedfrank  Jun 1, 2014 4:50:22pm

re: #21 klys

In all honesty, Apple is not the company that is ever going to give you longevity and continued support. When I buy an Apple product, it is done so knowing that I will likely only receive support for the duration of the warranty period and I should not expect software updates to work on the hardware past that date.

The warranty is one year, three with Apple Care. OS X Mavericks on the other hand will install on a seven year old iMac. On top of that they generally post security updates for the three most recent OS versions, so machines running 10.7 and 10.8 are still receiving updates, pushing the support envelope back at least another two years.

That’s nine years worth of security update support for a system that is intrinsically more secure to begin with.

49 CuriousLurker  Jun 1, 2014 4:51:08pm

re: #41 Feline Fearless Leader

I think this is the best one from the set.

[Embedded image]

Ooooh, yes! That’s definitely the best one.

50 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 4:51:34pm

re: #39 klys

Can you install the newest OS on it? Upgrade your software to the current versions?

Yes, not going to do it though, since 10.6.8 is the last version of OSX that will support some of the old programs (no longer available) that I use.

This is not Apple’s fault. I want to use old software. I can upgrade to the latest OSX or not, it’s my choice.

In fact, if I really wanted to (and I don’t), I can still find ways to run years old Apple software.

Apple provided a way for old Apple OS programs to run under OSX when the big change came.

Then, in an even more impressive move, when Apple moved to i86 platforms from their own PPC processors, they provided a way to run old software on the new machines, quite a feat of interoperability that no other vendor of small machines I can recall ever has done.

I’m not an Apple fan boy, but I do think they have gone out of their way to be a premier systems integrator, and that includes helping people transition.

51 Ding-an-sich Wannabe  Jun 1, 2014 4:55:58pm

re: #47 Feline Fearless Leader

The cat is like “Hey, whatchya think ya doin’!”

52 klys  Jun 1, 2014 4:57:54pm

re: #50 freetoken

Yes, not going to do it though, since 10.6.8 is the last version of OSX that will support some of the old programs (no longer available) that I use.

This is not Apple’s fault. I want to use old software. I can upgrade to the latest OSX or not, it’s my choice.

In fact, if I really wanted to (and I don’t), I can still find ways to run years old Apple software.

Apple provided a way for old Apple OS programs to run under OSX when the big change came.

Then, in an even more impressive move, when Apple moved to i86 platforms from their own PPC processors, they provided a way to run old software on the new machines, quite a feat of interoperability that no other vendor of small machines I can recall ever has done.

I’m not an Apple fan boy, but I do think they have gone out of their way to be a premier systems integrator, and that includes helping people transition.

They’ve nixed the Rosetta support.

A long time ago, in fact.

Ask me how I know.

I’m not pro-Windows or pro-Apple. I run mostly Windows these days because that is what is convenient for me on my home network and (in the case of my desktop) I build my own machine. Apple won’t let me do that.

Apple has done a fair number of things that are good. They have done a fair number of things that are really shitty. I’m not claiming they’re either bad or good.

What I am saying is that their model is one of planned obsolescence. Like most tech companies, except that other companies do a much better job of providing backwards compatibility.

53 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 4:58:09pm

re: #27 prairiefire

Have you tried Penny Dreadful on Showtime? Pretty delish! Blood, gore, Victorian clothing. Timothy Dalton.

I am loving Penny Dreadful. I think it’s really well done.

54 prairiefire  Jun 1, 2014 5:00:10pm

re: #33 RealityBasedSteve

I will check that out if we get Hulu. I really like “The Rev” series on Hulu about an Anglican priest at an inner city London church.

55 prairiefire  Jun 1, 2014 5:01:01pm

re: #53 Lidane

I am loving Penny Dreadful. I think it’s really well done.

The writing keeps getting better. “I feel we are in need of some strong chains.”

56 Killgore Trout  Jun 1, 2014 5:02:30pm

Political activist with explosives hobby has gone missing
FBI: Suspect wanted after agents search for explosives in S.F.

Chamberlain also worked as a grassroots organizer on several political campaigns, the biography says. He is a self-proclaimed social media expert who said he designed marketing campaigns for political organizations and advocacy groups.

Randy Bramblett, 32, a professional cyclist and personal trainer in San Francisco, was friends with Chamberlain through Project Sport, a San Francisco sports marketing company. Bramblett said Chamberlain was let go from the company in November and immediately fell out of contact with his friends.

“We all agree that this was really weird,” he said. “The thing is - there was a lot of strange behavior since November.”

57 Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2014 5:03:12pm

Hey, if any Lizards here have some old Apple products sitting around gathering dust in a drawer you don’t want anymore, I’ll be happy to take them off your hands.

58 Killgore Trout  Jun 1, 2014 5:07:02pm

rightsworkshop.com

He can be found @poliholic, where he’s vocal on running, cycling, politics, San Francisco, and a plethora of other random musings.

Maybe he’s a pro-helmet extremist

59 sattv4u2  Jun 1, 2014 5:08:17pm

re: #56 Killgore Trout

“He did possess explosives at his residence,” Lee said.

yikes

60 klys  Jun 1, 2014 5:12:22pm
61 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 5:13:15pm

re: #47 Feline Fearless Leader

Last one.

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And the obligatory cat picture of the day.

Those who do not read history are destined to lie upon it.

So who is the Civil War buff, you or the feline overlord?

62 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:13:36pm

re: #51 Ding-an-sich Wannabe

The cat is like “Hey, whatchya think ya doin’!”

I was pointing a device at him. Recently me paying “undue” attention to him indicated that he was going to be forced to take medicine.

63 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 5:13:51pm

re: #58 Killgore Trout

rightsworkshop.com

Maybe he’s a pro-helmet extremist

An activist on which side of the line, I wonder? I ask mostly because I want to know in advance what sorts of DERPS I can expect to hear.

64 Killgore Trout  Jun 1, 2014 5:14:04pm

re: #59 sattv4u2

“He did possess explosives at his residence,” Lee said.

yikes

Looking at his twitter, Mostly normal looking stuff, general chit chat. He seems to be a normal lefty, nothing too extreme or obsessive. The article had a quote from a friend he’s been acting weird lately. Maybe he just went nuts.

65 Randall Gross  Jun 1, 2014 5:14:25pm

Yearrrrgh… these open carry people are idiots…

… twins.

66 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:14:40pm

re: #60 klys

Howth, Ireland

Nice. I should B/W some of my shots and see if that makes anything contrast or otherwise look “better”.

67 Killgore Trout  Jun 1, 2014 5:15:10pm

re: #63 Dark_Falcon

An activist on which side of the line, I wonder? I ask mostly because I want to know in advance what sorts of DERPS I can expect to hear.

The article doesn’t say but he looks like a somewhat moderate lefty. I don’t see anything extreme.

68 klys  Jun 1, 2014 5:15:48pm

re: #66 Feline Fearless Leader

Nice. I should B/W some of my shots and see if that makes anything contrast or otherwise look “better”.

It’s been interesting to play with for me, recently. I shoot in color and then do all the processing off-camera, so I can do comparisons, which is nice.

I really liked the clouds that day. None of the shots really did them justice.

69 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:16:46pm

re: #61 Pie-onist Overlord

So who is the Civil War buff, you or the feline overlord?

Me. I’m the big history reader. The bookcases there are 1/2 history and 1/2 Sci-Fi with that shelf being the ACW books that passed the purge that took place when I moved.

70 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 5:17:27pm

re: #65 Randall Gross

Yearrrrgh… these open carry people are idiots…

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… twins.

She couldn’t possibly use the gun while holding those kids, so what is the point of having it there, other than to be obnoxious.

Open Carry Tarrant County: Stuck on Stupid

71 sattv4u2  Jun 1, 2014 5:18:22pm

re: #63 Dark_Falcon

An activist on which side of the line, I wonder? I ask mostly because I want to know in advance what sorts of DERPS I can expect to hear.

Doesn’t matter

A DERP by any other name is still a DERP

72 The War TARDIS  Jun 1, 2014 5:21:15pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Oi, you should be answering for the first post on the last thread.

73 Skip Intro  Jun 1, 2014 5:22:26pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

She couldn’t possibly use the gun while holding those kids, so what is the point of having it there, other than to be obnoxious.

Open Carry Tarrant County: Stuck on Stupid

Tyrants, they’re hiding everywhere, although they seem to prefer Home Depot. The kids are expendable because they’re no longer fetuses.

74 Dr Lizardo  Jun 1, 2014 5:23:38pm

And with that, good night.

75 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 5:23:46pm

re: #69 Feline Fearless Leader

Me. I’m the big history reader. The bookcases there are 1/2 history and 1/2 Sci-Fi with that shelf being the ACW books that passed the purge that took place when I moved.

I have a huge collection of ACW books, including antiquarian editions. I could have bought a early edition of 12 Years A Slave from an antiquarian shop for $200 in 1992, but I bought the paperback reprint.

76 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 5:25:27pm

re: #52 klys

They’ve nixed the Rosetta support.

Yes they did, but for those of us who decided to remain with 10.6 it is still available.

And using 10.6, I can still get the latest iTunes, various browsers, and so forth.

I don’t expect longer than a 7 year support window. As it is, 7 years is longer than many product support since the advent of the personal computer age.

77 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 5:25:28pm

re: #72 The War TARDIS

Nope, not gonna do it, not after how much that post got downdinged. All I’ll get is gang-tackled.

78 klys  Jun 1, 2014 5:27:00pm

re: #76 freetoken

Yes they did, but for those of us who decided to remain with 10.6 it is still available.

And using 10.6, I can still get the latest iTunes, various browsers, and so forth.

I don’t expect longer than a 7 year support window. As it is, 7 years is longer than many product support since the advent of the personal computer age.

Ok.

/fires up a game originally released on Windows XP.

79 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:28:43pm

BW version of Church Tower on Gray’s Ferry Road

Black and white version brings out the texture of the stonework real well I think.

80 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:29:22pm

Hawks up 2-0 on the Kings already.

81 klys  Jun 1, 2014 5:29:33pm

re: #79 Feline Fearless Leader

BW version of Church Tower on Gray’s Ferry Road

Black and white version brings out the texture of the stonework real well I think.

I think B&W does texture better in general. You lose the distraction of the color (especially when the color tones are somewhat …uninteresting?) and can just focus on the lines.

82 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:32:03pm

re: #81 klys

I think B&W does texture better in general. You lose the distraction of the color (especially when the color tones are somewhat …uninteresting?) and can just focus on the lines.

True. Though I took the original picture due to the contrast between the grey stone and the blue sky. But most of the picture is gray stone - so the texture there is the dominant theme.

83 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 5:33:41pm

HURR HURR BUT TEH DEMOCRATS IS TEH REAL RACISTS!!!!

Click on link at own risk. TCOT being classy as usual.

84 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 5:37:00pm

re: #83 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR BUT TEH DEMOCRATS IS TEH REAL RACISTS!!!!

Click on link at own risk. TCOT being classy as usual.

More misogynist than racist, but still rancid.

85 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 5:37:32pm

Evening Lizardim from the rainy wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk at the close of the weekend?

86 klys  Jun 1, 2014 5:39:08pm

re: #85 thedopefishlives

Evening Lizardim from the rainy wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk at the close of the weekend?

The trailer still works after a trip to the coast. We did not manage to hit any of the folks doing the AIDS Lifecycle today.

87 kirkspencer  Jun 1, 2014 5:39:15pm

re: #46 klys

People who are still running IE6 aren’t going to be useful consumers anyway. ;) I’m not sure they could figure out an Internet shopping cart.

Actually, one word: legacy. There are/were a crapload of independent specialized programming companies that write software specifically for a company, meant to do a very particular task. To save programming time they’ll frequently use existing systems for something - in this example IE6 as the specifically cued display. Then because they’re using it in dedicated fashion they’ll hit all the special codes for speed and control and such.

A company that drops several thousand dollars for a program that does exactly what they want does not want to have to redo the program a couple of years later.

I know I keep hitting the M$ fanboy button. But this is another example of why M$ dominates most businesses. Most companies don’t need the newest and shiniest for operations.

88 Romantic Heretic  Jun 1, 2014 5:43:15pm

re: #65 Randall Gross

Yearrrrgh… these open carry people are idiots…

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… twins.

Um, If she needs to use that weapon it appears to be a very awkward position for quick availability. Also, how’s she going to use it with her arms full like that?

These gun nuts are nuts.

89 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:45:51pm

re: #85 thedopefishlives

Evening Lizardim from the rainy wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk at the close of the weekend?

As you can see from the thread I walked and took photos today after spending yesterday achieving a higher vegetative state.

90 Bubblehead II  Jun 1, 2014 5:47:03pm

Night Lizards. May the Deity of your choice smile down upon you and yours.

91 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 5:47:32pm

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

92 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:49:04pm

re: #87 kirkspencer

Actually, one word: legacy. There are/were a crapload of independent specialized programming companies that write software specifically for a company, meant to do a very particular task. To save programming time they’ll frequently use existing systems for something - in this example IE6 as the specifically cued display. Then because they’re using it in dedicated fashion they’ll hit all the special codes for speed and control and such.

A company that drops several thousand dollars for a program that does exactly what they want does not want to have to redo the program a couple of years later.

I know I keep hitting the M$ fanboy button. But this is another example of why M$ dominates most businesses. Most companies don’t need the newest and shiniest for operations.

Labs in our research building were running Win95 machines still a few years back for exactly that reason - very specific support programs. Said machines were not allowed near the network however.

We are having browser issues now since the current browser compliant with our multinational intranet is IE8. Might move to IE9 shortly. A lot of users are getting Firefox installs on the side for using with external websites.

93 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 5:50:31pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

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I guess Glenn isn’t afraid of being grabbed up by Big Brother when he steps foot into the USA anymore?

I guess that fear mongering topic has run its course.

Hope all Lizards are doing well.

94 CuriousLurker  Jun 1, 2014 5:50:52pm

re: #81 klys

I think B&W does texture better in general. You lose the distraction of the color (especially when the color tones are somewhat …uninteresting?) and can just focus on the lines.

Color is indeed a distraction, much as I love it. When creating a logo, any graphic designer worth his/her salt will start with b&w for exactly that reason. If a logo is “strong” in b&w it’ll be strong in color, but the opposite isn’t always true.

Clients that haven’t been though the process before don’t usually get it until we get past the b&w conceptual iterations and start showing color options. Because of the strong cultural/emotional impact color can have, that’s when the lightbulb comes on and they go, “Ohhhhhh, now I see!”

95 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 5:51:37pm

re: #92 Feline Fearless Leader

Labs in our research building were running Win95 machines still a few years back for exactly that reason - very specific support programs. Said machines were not allowed near the network however.

We are having browser issues now since the current browser compliant with our multinational intranet is IE8. Might move to IE9 shortly. A lot of users are getting Firefox installs on the side for using with external websites.

IE8 had the unfortunate distinction of being horribly broken according to pretty much all the standards from the day it came out. And yet, yours is the second company I’ve heard of that has standardized their operations on it - the first being my current client. After the application I’m currently developing broke down in a very unique fashion on IE8 only, I was able to convince them to review allowing alternate browsers for the users of this particular system.

96 klys  Jun 1, 2014 5:53:21pm

re: #92 Feline Fearless Leader

Labs in our research building were running Win95 machines still a few years back for exactly that reason - very specific support programs. Said machines were not allowed near the network however.

We are having browser issues now since the current browser compliant with our multinational intranet is IE8. Might move to IE9 shortly. A lot of users are getting Firefox installs on the side for using with external websites.

Because I was the technology contact for the new lab equipment we got while I was in grad school, I got to have the fun of working out with the IT folks why this one needed to not have all the silly requirements installed including the Windows update done on schedule.

Nothing like having the middle of a 28 hour run interrupted by the computer shutting down for an update.

97 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 5:53:31pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

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You seem to suffer from the delusion that he will actually allow people to ask him real questions. I’ve heard stories of how Richard Gage gets away with his crappy AE911T spiel - he pre-screens his questions and refuses to allow anyone to speak that he thinks might deviate from his script.

98 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 5:53:55pm

re: #28 freetoken

One of the more iconic TV character actors:

Ann B. Davis, Alice from Brady Bunch, dies after fall, according to reports

There were two of them (twins)

99 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 5:56:47pm

re: #75 Pie-onist Overlord

I have a huge collection of ACW books, including antiquarian editions. I could have bought a early edition of 12 Years A Slave from an antiquarian shop for $200 in 1992, but I bought the paperback reprint.

ACW???

100 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:58:06pm

re: #95 thedopefishlives

IE8 had the unfortunate distinction of being horribly broken according to pretty much all the standards from the day it came out. And yet, yours is the second company I’ve heard of that has standardized their operations on it - the first being my current client. After the application I’m currently developing broke down in a very unique fashion on IE8 only, I was able to convince them to review allowing alternate browsers for the users of this particular system.

I think in this case one reason for the slow upgrades is that there has to be support for three languages; Portuguese, Spanish, and English. And the primary support/conversion work is done in Brazil. That we just completed a Sharepoint upgrade without everything crashing for an extended period of time was a bit of a miracle.

101 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 5:58:22pm

re: #99 FemNaziBitch

ACW???

American Civil War.

102 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 5:58:23pm

Another case of affluenza? And only $550 bond? And no, it’s not a “private family matter”, it’s a crime and on the public record.

John Elway’s Son Arrested, Jailed On Domestic Violence Charge

denver.cbslocal.com

“Sources familiar with the case say that in the last several days, Elway, who goes by the nickname “Jack,” allegedly pushed a 23-year-old woman out of a moving car near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Lipan Street.

“It’s unclear the extent of the woman’s injuries but one source familiar with the case told CBS4 the woman had no visible injuries.

“Court records show the incident took place Friday.”

Pushed out of a moving car? Sounds more like attempted murder to me.

103 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 5:59:25pm

re: #82 Feline Fearless Leader

re: #94 CuriousLurker

I like the B&W. It fits the subject given the look of the church and it’s heavy emotional impact. Intimidating architecture. Today we went to Descanso gardens to meet a friend and wander around. D_L got this cute little bunny out in the grass. I think the color version works best given the subject.

I was shocked to find the appeal I felt (and some others) when I experimented with fire photography in B&W.

104 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:00:39pm

re: #97 thedopefishlives

You seem to suffer from the delusion that he will actually allow people to ask him real questions. I’ve heard stories of how Richard Gage gets away with his crappy AE911T spiel - he pre-screens his questions and refuses to allow anyone to speak that he thinks might deviate from his script.

It was only a rhetorical question. I think we all pretty much know what an obfuscator and liar Godwald is.

105 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 6:02:52pm

Chat Noir!

Subject was pretty much already B/W.

106 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:05:12pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

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The event in Chicago is one I can get to, its actually on one of my ways home from work. But it also costs $10, and I need to decide if it would be worth that for the chance to lob a real question at Glenn Greenwald.

There’s also the issue of if I could stand listening to the man without going nuts.

107 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 6:05:20pm

Wow, Ann B Davis had a long career and won two emmys!

When Davis was three, she and her family moved to Erie, Pennsylvania.[2] She graduated from Strong Vincent High School, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.[13] She originally enrolled as a pre-med major; however, she changed her mind and went into drama after seeing her older brother’s performance of Oklahoma![2] Davis graduated in 1948 with a degree in drama and speech.[2]

Like so many of those character actors, you never really notice them—because they are soo good at their craft.

108 kirkspencer  Jun 1, 2014 6:05:36pm

On getting computers, the way I recommend.

First, choose the software. Choose it on it doing what you want it to do when you want it to do it with the least amount of difficulty. Most (not all) either works on or can be made to work on any OS via emulators/virtual systems. It’s the few exceptions that make this the first step these days.

Second it’s prioritization.
‘Just works’ is Apple, M$, Linux.
‘More options after tuning’ is Linux, M$, Apple.
‘Support now’ is Apple, M$, Linux.
‘Support in three years’ is M$, Linux, Apple.
‘Works even when the hardware is ancient’ is Linux, M$, Apple.
‘Shares work with others’ is M$, Linux, Apple. Or maybe M$, Apple, Linux.

Note that in none of those cases is the last choice “none”. It just means

If you do not want to be a techie, but just use the darn thing, and you are willing to replace it with a newer version every couple of years, go Apple.

If you’re working with large networks, sharing work - enterprise work, in other words - and don’t mind doing occasional tech work, and expect to be using the system for more than a couple of years - go M$.

If you are, or want to be, a techie and tweak everything to make it work the way you really want, go Linux.

109 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 6:06:08pm

re: #102 Justanotherhuman

Another case of affluenza? And only $550 bond? And no, it’s not a “private family matter”, it’s a crime and on the public record.

John Elway’s Son Arrested, Jailed On Domestic Violence Charge

denver.cbslocal.com

“Sources familiar with the case say that in the last several days, Elway, who goes by the nickname “Jack,” allegedly pushed a 23-year-old woman out of a moving car near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Lipan Street.

“It’s unclear the extent of the woman’s injuries but one source familiar with the case told CBS4 the woman had no visible injuries.

“Court records show the incident took place Friday.”

Pushed out of a moving car? Sounds more like attempted murder to me.

All depends on the prosecutor and the caliber of attorney you can hire.

110 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 1, 2014 6:06:14pm
111 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 6:06:30pm

re: #106 Dark_Falcon

The event in Chicago is one I can get to, its actually on one of my ways home from work. But it also costs $10, and I need to decide if it would be worth that for the chance to lob a real question at Glenn Greenwald.

There’s also the issue of if I could stand listening to the man without going nuts.

That last is a good point. I don’t think I could suffer being in the same zip code as the man for more than about 30 seconds without my temper going nuclear.

112 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 6:08:20pm

re: #106 Dark_Falcon

The event in Chicago is one I can get to, its actually on one of my ways home from work. But it also costs $10, and I need to decide if it would be worth that for the chance to lob a real question at Glenn Greenwald.

There’s also the issue of if I could stand listening to the man without going nuts.

Don’t waste your hard earned. Even if you get a hard question out, nothing will come of it. He will blow you off. And I suspect the paying crowd is going to be fanboyz. Is there a shower hot enough to wash that off when you get home?

113 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 6:08:50pm

re: #112 Rightwingconspirator

Don’t waste your hard earned. Even if you get a hard question out, nothing will come of it. He will blow you off. And I suspect the paying crowd is going to be fanboyz. Is there a shower hot enough to wash that off when you get home?

Oooer, all that dudebro funk in one enclosed space… I’m gagging just thinking about it. Ish.

114 CuriousLurker  Jun 1, 2014 6:09:14pm

re: #103 Rightwingconspirator

I like the B&W. It fits the subject given the look of the church and it’s heavy emotional impact. Intimidating architecture. Today we went to Descanso gardens to meet a friend and wander around. D_L got this cute little bunny out in the grass. I think the color version works best given the subject.

I was shocked to find the appeal I felt (and some others) when I experimented with fire photography in B&W.

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I agree about the bunny. The texture of its fur & the grass is too similar, and there’s not enough contrast between them. If it had been in the snow, it might’ve been great in b&w.

115 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 1, 2014 6:10:20pm

re: #108 kirkspencer

Pretty good summation.

I’ve always like Apple hardware but preferred a Unix base for the OS. These day’s I have a cheap 2nd hand chromebook (one of the ones with a real disk drive) with a hacked up version of Xubuntu running on it. It does what I want it to do & I don’t mind puttering with it. For my 75+ father? An iPad is perfect :)

116 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 6:10:42pm

re: #106 Dark_Falcon

The event in Chicago is one I can get to, its actually on one of my ways home from work. But it also costs $10, and I need to decide if it would be worth that for the chance to lob a real question at Glenn Greenwald.

There’s also the issue of if I could stand listening to the man without going nuts.

Hostile environment, you’ve seen how thin skinned the Dudebros are. If Mona even gets a hint that you might ask Glenn a tough question she may be waiting for you with a roll of nickels under her knuckles.

117 urbanmeemaw  Jun 1, 2014 6:11:16pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

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But, but, how can he speak in 6 cities if he’s in Obama’s Gulag being tortured and stuff?

118 CuriousLurker  Jun 1, 2014 6:11:37pm

Okay, time to start preparing for Monday. Ugh.

Over & out…

119 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:11:51pm

re: #107 FemNaziBitch

Wow, Ann B Davis had a long career and won two emmys!

Like so many of those character actors, you never really notice them—because they are soo good at their craft.

I remember her well (can see her in my mind’s eye) and how pleased I was that she wasn’t one of the “glamor girls”. I love character actors—they’re the only ones who can really play “us” and appear believable. : )

The Hollywood hype and emphasis on looks and “sex appeal” is just boring.

120 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 6:12:03pm

re: #112 Rightwingconspirator

Don’t waste your hard earned. Even if you get a hard question out, nothing will come of it. He will blow you off. And I suspect the paying crowd is going to be fanboyz. Is there a shower hot enough to wash that off when you get home?

Just for grins, show up dressed up as a Man In Black and start filming everyone.

//

121 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 6:13:22pm

re: #105 Feline Fearless Leader

Have you tried pushing the tones on that B&W church with the curves tool? You might like what that can do. But it could just be me, I came up on contrasty tri-x film usually pushed quite a bit.

122 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 6:13:27pm

IF THE USA WASN’T SUCH A TOTALITARIAN POLICE STATE GLENN MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SCHEDULE 7 CITIES ON THIS, HIS SECOND LEG, OF HIS US BOOK TOUR!!

123 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:14:34pm

re: #109 FemNaziBitch

All depends on the prosecutor and the caliber of attorney you can hire.

And if you can put the blame on the woman, you’re out of there.

124 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 6:14:48pm

re: #122 b.d.

IF THE USA WASN’T SUCH A TOTALITARIAN POLICE STATE GLENN MIGHT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SCHEDULE 7 CITIES ON THIS, HIS SECOND LEG, OF HIS US BOOK TOUR!!

A totalitarian state would’ve met him at the airport. Like, oh, say, the way Russia treated Snowden when he landed.

/That’s right, I went there

125 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 1, 2014 6:14:52pm

re: #114 CuriousLurker

I agree about the bunny. The texture of its fur & the grass is too similar, and there’s not enough contrast between them. If it had been in the snow, it might’ve been great in b&w.

Huh. Tastes differ. I love that black & white, though I’d have probably done the conversion with a touch less violet to replicate a yellow filter in film as I always use one to kick up the contrast.

126 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:14:54pm

re: #116 b.d.

Hostile environment, you’ve seen how thin skinned the Dudebros are. If Mona even gets a hint that you might ask Glenn a tough question she may be waiting for you with a roll of nickels under her knuckles.

Feh, that’s not something I’m worried about. At worst I might get told to leave,

127 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 6:15:07pm
128 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:16:20pm

re: #112 Rightwingconspirator

Don’t waste your hard earned. Even if you get a hard question out, nothing will come of it. He will blow you off. And I suspect the paying crowd is going to be fanboyz. Is there a shower hot enough to wash that off when you get home?

It wouldn’t matter if there was such a shower, because you don’t take showers that hot in Chicagoland in June.

129 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:16:28pm

re: #127 FemNaziBitch

I just don’t know about these.

Baggy knees…

Really awful in their own right, though.

130 Whack-A-Mole  Jun 1, 2014 6:17:44pm

re: #127 FemNaziBitch

Wow, those rank as one of the most frightening things I’ve seen in a long time. Even the dog looks horrified that he somehow found himself on those.

131 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 6:17:54pm

Cosmos is calmly, rationally and respectfully explaining how global warming works.

Expect splody heads.

132 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 6:20:08pm

re: #127 FemNaziBitch

I just don’t know about these.

I think my cats would just attack on sight. On behalf of the entire animal kingdom.

133 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 6:21:22pm

re: #120 b.d.

Heh I’d rather have the flashy thing, make them all forget what they had seen and heard. Act of mercy really.

134 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 6:22:30pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

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He will only take pre-screened questions.

135 goddamnedfrank  Jun 1, 2014 6:24:00pm

re: #103 Rightwingconspirator

I like the B&W. It fits the subject given the look of the church and it’s heavy emotional impact. Intimidating architecture. Today we went to Descanso gardens to meet a friend and wander around. D_L got this cute little bunny out in the grass. I think the color version works best given the subject.

I was shocked to find the appeal I felt (and some others) when I experimented with fire photography in B&W.

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Depends on how you do the B/W conversion. Here again is my good quick and dirty method, with control.

Create two Hue/Adjustment layers.
Take the Saturation slider to zero on the top layer.
Make the bottom Adjustment layer “Color” mode.
Play with the Hue slider on the bottom adjustment layer until the image looks good.

I also made an oval selection around the bunny, feathered, and tweaked the levels. Then inverted the selection and tweaked again. Another oval selection in the upper right hand corner, feathered, and dodged out the too dark area there.

Now the bunny pops out.

This method basically duplicates the use of color filters on b/w film, except you don’t have to do it in camera and don’t have to worry about remembering the filter factor.

136 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 6:24:13pm

re: #99 FemNaziBitch

ACW???

American Civil War.

137 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:24:22pm

This is so sad and tragic. Just babies, really.

Boy, 7, Dies After He and Girl, 7, Stabbed in Brooklyn: Police

nbcnewyork.com

“The children were taken to the hospital in critical condition shortly after the 6 p.m. stabbings on Schenck Avenue in East New York, police said.

“Police say one of the young victims was found inside the building and the other child was found just outside the building.

“Police say they are searching for a male suspect in his 30s.”

138 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 6:24:49pm

I hereby resolve that justanotherhuman needs an avatar.

139 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:24:56pm

re: #134 Pie-onist Overlord

He will only take pre-screened questions.

If he takes any at all.

140 Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2014 6:25:05pm

Sign that Nick Cage has jumped the shark: Playing lead in the first film of the Left Behind reboot. Guess after The Wicker Man and Ghost Rider 2, he decided his career couldn’t really go any lower.

141 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 6:26:46pm

re: #121 Rightwingconspirator

Have you tried pushing the tones on that B&W church with the curves tool? You might like what that can do. But it could just be me, I came up on contrasty tri-x film usually pushed quite a bit.

I see what you mean. (I think)

Tweaked

BW version of Church Tower on Gray’s Ferry Road

142 Randall Gross  Jun 1, 2014 6:27:50pm

re: #135 goddamnedfrank

Then again if you have lightroom you can just click the B&W button.

143 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 6:27:58pm

re: #117 urbanmeemaw

But, but, how can he speak in 6 cities if he’s in Obama’s Gulag being tortured and stuff?

BOOK TOURS ARE TORTURE!!!!!

144 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 6:30:02pm

re: #125 William Barnett-Lewis
re: #127 FemNaziBitch
re: #118 CuriousLurker
And of course…
re: #135 goddamnedfrank

CL hope ya see this later…
You know what might be fun for a few of us? Put a classic looking RAW image up in a dropbox. Then let a few of us take a swing at post. Winner gets the updings. Might be a fun way to swap tricks and tips.

145 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 6:30:20pm

re: #143 Pie-onist Overlord

BOOK TOURS ARE TORTURE!!!!!

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Book tours are a lot more exhausting than not writing things for Pierre

146 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 6:31:05pm

By the way, what the heck is Eno playing in this video?

147 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 6:32:50pm

re: #138 Charles Johnson

I hereby resolve that justanotherhuman needs an avatar.

I finally got one.

148 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 6:34:51pm

re: #144 Rightwingconspirator

CL hope ya see this later…
You know what might be fun for a few of us? Put a classic looking RAW image up in a dropbox. Then let a few of us take a swing at post. Winner gets the updings. Might be a fun way to swap tricks and tips.

Cambridge in Colour is a photo forum that often has “member competitions” exactly like that. Usually, they are weekly and everyone get’s to comment and vote. Very friendly, serious, and sometimes sarcastic forum, like LGF.

I have been on in a while but I totally enjoyed the time I was there and appreciated the helpful feedback I was given.

149 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 6:36:01pm

re: #140 Targetpractice

Sign that Nick Cage has jumped the shark: Playing lead in the first film of the Left Behind reboot. Guess after The Wicker Man and Ghost Rider 2, he decided his career couldn’t really go any lower.

Left Behind?

*gah*

150 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 6:38:08pm

re: #140 Targetpractice

Sign that Nick Cage has jumped the shark: Playing lead in the first film of the Left Behind reboot. Guess after The Wicker Man and Ghost Rider 2, he decided his career couldn’t really go any lower.

Wait, they’re rebooting that terrible franchise? Somebody get me the double facepalm, stat!

151 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:41:01pm
152 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 6:41:10pm

re: #135 goddamnedfrank

Much better than mine, although just to my personal eye a touch hot.

Lightroom?

153 Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2014 6:42:23pm

re: #150 thedopefishlives

Wait, they’re rebooting that terrible franchise? Somebody get me the double facepalm, stat!

Apparently the whole franchise ground to a halt while there was a legal fight over who had the movie rights, but that got cleared up back in 2010. And like with Atlas Shrugged, they’re already promising sequels.

154 darthstar  Jun 1, 2014 6:43:20pm

I like it. My wife likes it. Somebody give me a good reason not to buy it.

sfbay.craigslist.org

155 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 6:45:17pm

re: #153 Targetpractice

Apparently the whole franchise ground to a halt while there was a legal fight over who had the movie rights, but that got cleared up back in 2010. And like with Atlas Shrugged, they’re already promising sequels.

Promising sequels that nobody is ever going to watch. Look, I’ll be blunt - most of my devoted Christian friends have not watched any of the recent Christian-themed movies. The few that have are mostly the older, hardcore-conservative-until-they-die variety, and not exactly the audience you want to be targeting.

156 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 6:45:49pm

re: #154 darthstar

I like it. My wife likes it. Somebody give me a good reason not to buy it.

sfbay.craigslist.org

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Practical reasons or emotional reasons?

You already know the practical reasons and are willing to deal with them so roll with it.

Nice.

157 Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2014 6:49:47pm

re: #155 thedopefishlives

Promising sequels that nobody is ever going to watch. Look, I’ll be blunt - most of my devoted Christian friends have not watched any of the recent Christian-themed movies. The few that have are mostly the older, hardcore-conservative-until-they-die variety, and not exactly the audience you want to be targeting.

Again, like Atlas, I get the feeling the folks making these movies aren’t really doing so with visions of major box office success. I’m pretty sure they’re doing it just to see it done.

158 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:50:33pm

re: #155 thedopefishlives

Promising sequels that nobody is ever going to watch. Look, I’ll be blunt - most of my devoted Christian friends have not watched any of the recent Christian-themed movies. The few that have are mostly the older, hardcore-conservative-until-they-die variety, and not exactly the audience you want to be targeting.

That’s because the Christian-themed movies are so dogmatic and heavy-handed that they turnoff everyone who likes a good movie.

159 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 6:51:37pm

re: #157 Targetpractice

Again, like Atlas, I get the feeling the folks making these movies aren’t really doing so with visions of major box office success. I’m pretty sure they’re doing it just to see it done.

You’re forgetting another big reason.

Producers and backers being able to right off business expenses for producing a flop.

160 thedopefishlives  Jun 1, 2014 6:52:58pm

re: #157 Targetpractice

Again, like Atlas, I get the feeling the folks making these movies aren’t really doing so with visions of major box office success. I’m pretty sure they’re doing it just to see it done.

I’m with you on this. This is the hallmark trait of an evangelical; I’d bet one of those is heading up the charge to get these movies pushed out.

161 Stanley Sea  Jun 1, 2014 6:53:23pm

re: #91 Justanotherhuman

Any of you folks on the West Coast up for throwing Godwald some actual questions about what the hell he thinks he’s doing?

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Give me a good sign idea & I’ll go.

162 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:53:24pm

re: #159 Kragar

You’re forgetting another big reason.

Producers and backers being able to right off business expenses for producing a flop.

Ah, the Bialystock / Bloom Variant 1 plan.

163 Dark_Falcon  Jun 1, 2014 6:54:31pm

re: #161 Stanley Sea

Give me a good sign idea & I’ll go.

They’ll make you get rid of the sign, since any feeling that he isn’t universally loved by those in the room causes Glenn Greenwald to suffer Throbbing Butthurt.

164 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 6:54:46pm

re: #161 Stanley Sea

Give me a good sign idea & I’ll go.

Oh, I have a few but they wouldn’t get you in the door. : )

165 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 6:54:56pm

re: #159 Kragar

You’re forgetting another big reason.

Producers and backers being able to right off business expenses for producing a flop.

THE PRODUCERS
Youtube Video

166 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 6:55:49pm

re: #162 Dark_Falcon

Ah, the Bialystock / Bloom Variant 1 plan.

What is Section 181?

The government’s reaction was to include Section 181 within the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Section 181 offers tax incentives for investors in independent film and television productions produced within the United States.

Put simply, Section 181 states that investment in a motion picture shot in the US is 100% tax deductible for the investor in the same year invested.

Under Section 181 an investor may deduct the money which is invested in a film or television production from his or her passive income earned in the same year. If the investor is actively involved in the operation of the production, he or she may deduct the amount of investment from all active income earned in the same year. Productions with budgets below $15,000,000 (up to $20,000,000) which have at least seventy-five percent 75% of its production completed within the United States qualify under Section 181. Investors can be either individuals or businesses.

167 Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2014 6:56:08pm

re: #159 Kragar

You’re forgetting another big reason.

Producers and backers being able to right off business expenses for producing a flop.

Also known as “The Uwe Boll Method” to directing.

168 jamesfirecat  Jun 1, 2014 6:57:11pm

re: #162 Dark_Falcon

Ah, the Bialystock / Bloom Variant 1 plan.

Raymond Steele was flying a plane when suddenly he realized that all the children had vanished leaving their clothing behind…..

Still too good Max.

169 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 6:57:28pm

re: #167 Targetpractice

Also known as “The Uwe Boll Method” to directing.

I thought his financing came from his secret stash of Nazi gold?
/

170 Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2014 6:58:07pm

re: #169 Kragar

I thought his financing came from his secret stash of Nazi gold?
/

Wasn’t that the plot of one of his films?

171 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 6:59:48pm

re: #170 Targetpractice

Wasn’t that the plot of one of his films?

He joked about that in “Postal” when he appeared as himself.

172 Targetpractice  Jun 1, 2014 7:01:29pm

re: #171 Kragar

He joked about that in “Postal” when he appeared as himself.

Ah yes, the brain damage is coming back to me. Ugh.

173 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:02:07pm

re: #154 darthstar

I like it. My wife likes it. Somebody give me a good reason not to buy it.

sfbay.craigslist.org

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YOu don’t need another truck!

174 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:04:04pm

re: #166 Kragar

What is Section 181?

So, dump your money in your personal propaganda film and get the full write-off?

What could go wrong?

175 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:04:45pm

re: #169 Kragar

I thought his financing came from his secret stash of Nazi gold?
/

ah, they found that in Monument’s Men. Bars and fillings.

176 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:05:31pm

re: #138 Charles Johnson

I hereby resolve that justanotherhuman needs an avatar.

Done. : )

177 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:05:55pm

I’m loving this digital print clothing they are selling everywhere, but they need to learn to make it in American Sizes. I haven’t seen to many teenagers that are petite these days.

178 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:06:11pm

re: #176 Justanotherhuman

Done. : )

Excellent!

179 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Jun 1, 2014 7:06:14pm

re: #28 freetoken

One of the more iconic TV character actors:

Ann B. Davis, Alice from Brady Bunch, dies after fall, according to reports

I remember her as Schultzy from reruns of the old Bob Cummings show (1950’s, but I saw it in daytime rerun in the early 60’s).

180 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:06:41pm

I may have to change my name to LizardFace.

181 Lancelot Link  Jun 1, 2014 7:07:05pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

By the way, what the heck is Eno playing in this video?

Looks like a DJ-style CD player

182 Randall Gross  Jun 1, 2014 7:07:15pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

By the way, what the heck is Eno playing in this video?

My guess is some new flavor of Synth that allows you to alter waveform with hand motions and proximity. Remember when there was just that flippy wheel thing?

183 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 7:08:07pm

re: #180 Justanotherhuman

Suddenly Lizzie wants your number. I think she’s kinda got a crush. Such a handsome face!

184 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:09:17pm

re: #183 Rightwingconspirator

Suddenly Lizzie wants your number. I think she’s kinda got a crush. Such a handsome face!

Bats lizard eyes coyly. : )

185 BongCrodny  Jun 1, 2014 7:09:38pm

Okay, trying to figure out this whole “Left Behind” thing.

According to the plot, God took all the believers up to heaven, leaving the non-believers below.

Apparently, some of them became Christians, in order to fight the Antichrist and prepare for the Tribulation.

So how come God didn’t take those guys when they became believers?

“Whoops — sorry, guy. No room at the inn, if you get My drift.”

186 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 7:10:48pm

re: #185 BongCrodny

Okay, trying to figure out this whole “Left Behind” thing.

According to the plot, God took all the believers up to heaven, leaving the non-believers below.

Apparently, some of them became Christians, in order to fight the Antichrist and prepare for the Tribulation.

So how come God didn’t take those guys when they became believers?

“Whoops — sorry, guy. No room at the inn, if you get My drift.”

Is this Rapture thing mentioned in the Bible, anywhere?

187 calochortus  Jun 1, 2014 7:11:08pm

re: #186 Pie-onist Overlord

Is this Rapture thing mentioned in the Bible, anywhere?

Not so you’d notice.

188 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 7:11:58pm

re: #187 calochortus

Not so you’d notice.

My Bible does not even include the “second half”

189 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 7:12:12pm

re: #180 Justanotherhuman

I may have to change my name to LizardFace.

or Justanotherlizard

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190 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 7:12:31pm

re: #182 Randall Gross

My guess is some new flavor of Synth that allows you to alter waveform with hand motions and proximity. Remember when there was just that flippy wheel thing?

That’s what it looks like. It has cables coming out of it, so I assume it’s doing something. I can’t really correlate his hand movements with anything in the track though. Maybe I just need to watch it 20 more times.

191 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:12:59pm

re: #185 BongCrodny

Okay, trying to figure out this whole “Left Behind” thing.

According to the plot, God took all the believers up to heaven, leaving the non-believers below.

Apparently, some of them became Christians, in order to fight the Antichrist and prepare for the Tribulation.

So how come God didn’t take those guys when they became believers?

“Whoops — sorry, guy. No room at the inn, if you get My drift.”

Some years ago, I actually got one of those books from the library and tried to read it, out of curiosity (they were fairly “popular” and being pushed at the time.

Laughed so hard I cried. It was really camp.

192 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 7:13:20pm

re: #186 Pie-onist Overlord

Is this Rapture thing mentioned in the Bible, anywhere?

More shit the Puritans made up.

193 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 7:14:55pm

re: #192 Kragar

More shit the Puritans made up.

Cotton Mather, wasn’t he the guy who executed a bunch of “witches”?

194 The War TARDIS  Jun 1, 2014 7:15:08pm

re: #186 Pie-onist Overlord

No. Traces of what would appear to become this doctrine began in the 1600’s. It really got organized in the 1800’s.

While there have been some exceptions, it seems to be an UK-US Christian thing.

195 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:15:10pm

re: #189 b.d.

or Justanotherlizard

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Very good. So obvious I missed it. : )

196 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 7:15:11pm

re: #192 Kragar

More shit the Puritans made up.

Those whacky Puritans with there own version of the “If you don’t act right God is going to take your mother and I away on vacation and leave you here all alone” story.

197 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 7:15:29pm

re: #193 Pie-onist Overlord

Cotton Mather, wasn’t he the guy who executed a bunch of “witches”?

That would be the guy.

198 The War TARDIS  Jun 1, 2014 7:15:50pm

re: #193 Pie-onist Overlord

Yes, yes he is.

199 calochortus  Jun 1, 2014 7:15:53pm

re: #188 Pie-onist Overlord

My Bible does not even include the “second half”

Doesn’t mean you can’t read it, does it? Not that it would be worthwhile to do that just to look for the Rapture.

200 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 7:16:02pm

We have a winner…

201 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi  Jun 1, 2014 7:16:48pm

re: #179 Hercules Grytpype-Thynneghazi

I remember her as Schultzy from reruns of the old Bob Cummings show (1950’s, but I saw it in daytime rerun in the early 60’s).

And I just learned from IMDB that when she made a cameo as a truck driver in The Brady Bunch Movie, the character was named “Schultzy”. I hadn’t known that, but it’s a nice touch.

202 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 7:18:56pm

re: #199 calochortus

Doesn’t mean you can’t read it, does it? Not that it would be worthwhile to do that just to look for the Rapture.

I read the Gospels, it’s just some Jewish guy telling people to be kind to the poor & homeless & sick. Just like it says in the Scripture that he was taught.

I haven’t read the Book of Revelation but I have heard that it is some freaky shit.

203 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 7:19:45pm

re: #199 calochortus

Doesn’t mean you can’t read it, does it? Not that it would be worthwhile to do that just to look for the Rapture.

re: #188 Pie-onist Overlord

What can I say? Sequels almost always suck.
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204 calochortus  Jun 1, 2014 7:20:23pm

re: #202 Pie-onist Overlord

I read the Gospels, it’s just some Jewish guy telling people to be kind to the poor & homeless & sick. Just like it says in the Scripture that he was taught.

I haven’t read the Book of Revelation but I have heard that it is some freaky shit.

Pretty much-and a lot of Paul telling people what he thinks they ought to be doing.

205 b.d.  Jun 1, 2014 7:21:01pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

We have a winner…

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Eno Theremin? Didn’t he used to play 3rd place for the Padres in the 70s?

206 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 7:22:16pm

re: #205 b.d.

Eno Theremin? Didn’t he used to play 3rd place for the Padres in the 70s?

I thought he was a Finnish left winger for the Oilers in the 1980s.

207 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 7:22:19pm

re: #202 Pie-onist Overlord

I read the Gospels, it’s just some Jewish guy telling people to be kind to the poor & homeless & sick. Just like it says in the Scripture that he was taught.

I haven’t read the Book of Revelation but I have heard that it is some freaky shit.

Its got some cool shit you can use for RPG materials, but not much else

208 calochortus  Jun 1, 2014 7:22:40pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

The Exploratorium has (or had-haven’t been there recently) a theramin. Let’s just say I didn’t show much talent in the minute I spent with it…

209 klys  Jun 1, 2014 7:23:17pm

re: #208 calochortus

The Exploratorium has (or had-haven’t been there recently) a theramin. Let’s just say I didn’t show much talent in the minute I spent with it…

It’s still there.

Also, they’ve added a bar with a dispenser that drops dry ice into water underneath the glass top. Best bar ever.

210 Randall Gross  Jun 1, 2014 7:23:26pm

Eno has a history with synthesizers

Youtube Video

211 The War TARDIS  Jun 1, 2014 7:23:29pm

re: #202 Pie-onist Overlord

Yeah, let’s look through the thoughts of some luminaries from history:

“Merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“The insanest of all books.”

-Robert Ingersoll

212 kirkspencer  Jun 1, 2014 7:24:13pm

re: #202 Pie-onist Overlord

I read the Gospels, it’s just some Jewish guy telling people to be kind to the poor & homeless & sick. Just like it says in the Scripture that he was taught.

I haven’t read the Book of Revelation but I have heard that it is some freaky shit.

It’s John’s Opium Dream.

213 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 7:24:23pm

re: #192 Kragar

More shit the Puritans made up.

That Wikipedia entry no doubt has been the scene of net-battles.

Be sure not to confuse the different concepts of millennialism with the proposed physical “rapture” process. Even the mainline amillennialists who still cling to some sort of real “judgement” also hold to the physical change of the world, and thus of humans, when the Judgement occurs.

So in this sense Increase Mather was not really teaching something new. Stressing one aspect of a doctrine is innovation only in the application.

All religions have to meet the needs of the time, or else they go extinct. Early American fundamentalism was in direct response to the English and European conflicts of the time, many of conflicts dressed up in religious terminology.

Escapists - whether a physical “rapture” or sailing across an ocean in a small boat - is not surprising when faced with oppression.

214 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 1, 2014 7:26:25pm

re: #207 Kragar

Its got some cool shit you can use for RPG materials, but not much else

There is a series of mystery novels set in Tudorian England, by C. J. Sansom, one of which involves a serial killer who is basing his murders on the Book of Revelation.

There are probably other authors who have used Revelation, or maybe even actual psycho killers.

215 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 7:26:27pm

re: #210 Randall Gross

Eno has a history with synthesizers

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Video

Antediluvian objects, completely knackered.

216 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:27:28pm

The whole judgement day concept just doesn’t grab me.

A meteor hitting the earth or some other cataclysmic event doesn’t seem to be as a really efficient way to catalog and sort all those people according to Santa’s list.

217 Randall Gross  Jun 1, 2014 7:28:03pm

re: #214 Pie-onist Overlord

There is a series of mystery novels set in Tudorian England, by C. J. Sansom, one of which involves a serial killer who is basing his murders on the Book of Revelation.

There are probably other authors who have used Revelation, or maybe even actual psycho killers.

There was a season of Dexter like that too.

218 FemNaziBitch  Jun 1, 2014 7:28:06pm

bbl

219 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 7:28:44pm

Hawks - Kings tied 4-4 with 7 minutes left in 3rd period.

220 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:29:15pm

Theramin played to great effect in this Midsomer Murders theme.

Youtube Video

221 Randall Gross  Jun 1, 2014 7:31:59pm

re: #220 Justanotherhuman

Now that I’ve listened to that I can hear the sounds in the video. Thanks.

222 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 1, 2014 7:34:44pm

re: #186 Pie-onist Overlord

Is this Rapture thing mentioned in the Bible, anywhere?

It’s based on a twisted reading of 1 Thessalonias 4:17 and the phrase “caught up”. It was pretty much invented out of whole cloth by John Darby. It’s as big a crock as original sin and just as invented by man.

223 Justanotherhuman  Jun 1, 2014 7:35:18pm

Time to hit the rack and watch some Poirot, though. Later, Lizards!

224 klys  Jun 1, 2014 7:39:33pm

twitter tells me there was an earthquake in the LA area, although the USGS site doesn’t think so yet.

Any Lizards want to weigh in?

225 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 1, 2014 7:39:50pm

re: #202 Pie-onist Overlord

I read the Gospels, it’s just some Jewish guy telling people to be kind to the poor & homeless & sick. Just like it says in the Scripture that he was taught.

I haven’t read the Book of Revelation but I have heard that it is some freaky shit.

Pretty good summation.

The more I read & learn the more obvious it is to me that Jesus was a good student of Torah growing up and probably was influenced by Hillel the Elder’s teaching.

226 Charles Johnson  Jun 1, 2014 7:40:15pm
227 klys  Jun 1, 2014 7:40:38pm

re: #226 Charles Johnson

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Welp, guess that’s official then.

228 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 7:42:26pm

re: #226 Charles Johnson

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We felt that. 91602
No sway at all just the P wave thud. I was thinking sonic boom maybe.

229 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 7:46:06pm

Hawks - Kings going to OT.

230 palomino  Jun 1, 2014 7:46:15pm

re: #77 Dark_Falcon

Nope, not gonna do it, not after how much that post got downdinged. All I’ll get is gang-tackled.

That’s what happens when you put up a dumb post. You’ve been here long enough to know that.

If I said I get a thrill out of watching people get harmed, I would have gotten even more down dings. Just ask KT or a few others who occasionally post that type of idiocy.

In your defense, your post wasn’t sadistic or idiotic. Just misinformed and ignorant of the anti-science, hyper-religious agenda in Louisiana.

231 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 7:48:38pm

re: #186 Pie-onist Overlord

Is this Rapture thing mentioned in the Bible, anywhere?

No. It’s entirely made up out of whole cloth.

232 palomino  Jun 1, 2014 7:50:48pm

re: #226 Charles Johnson

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We’re only about 15 miles from the epicenter. But my wife is such a Californian that she didn’t even feel it. I’ve still got a little of Houston and Boston in me, so I felt it, but didn’t think twice after 25 years of living here.

233 palomino  Jun 1, 2014 7:52:52pm

re: #228 Rightwingconspirator

We felt that. 91602
No sway at all just the P wave thud. I was thinking sonic boom maybe.

Yeah, I’m 91604, so not too far away. Felt it, but too short to even provide that kind of momentary fear (that I sort of enjoy in a roller coaster way, as long as the quake isn’t severe).

234 Stanley Sea  Jun 1, 2014 7:54:21pm

re: #164 Justanotherhuman

Oh, I have a few but they wouldn’t get you in the door. : )

I’m still stuck on Fargo. Last episode.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh it’s so good.

235 Skip Intro  Jun 1, 2014 7:54:59pm

re: #231 Lidane

No. It’s entirely made up out of whole cloth.

Good for selling books, though.

Revelations was supposedly written by a guy named John, although probably not that John, who was really, really, really pissed off at the Romans for exiling him on the island of Patmos.

Revelations is pretty much just his revenge fantasy against them, and was a last minute addition to the Christian canon, because way back then it was too crazy for most of them to accept.

236 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 7:55:13pm

Just finished the Cosmos episode on AGW. Not only does NDT explain the difference between weather and climate, but he dismantles the IT’S ALL TEH VOLCANOES FAULT! line and points out why the polar ice caps melting is a bad thing. There is also a big push for solar, wind, and alternate energy over fossil fuels.

I can’t wait to see the ‘splodey heads.

237 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 8:04:41pm
238 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 8:06:39pm

re: #237 Kragar

I eagerly await all the local restaurants, bars, and businesses that kick the gun fuckers out and summarily ban guns from their premises in the aftermath. Should be fun.

At least it’s all in Fort Worth. That should get the open carry dipshits out of Austin for a few days.

239 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 1, 2014 8:11:08pm

That sound in Illinois just now was the Stanley Cup hopes of thousands of Blackhawk fans crying out and then being suddenly silenced.

240 klys  Jun 1, 2014 8:13:50pm

re: #239 Feline Fearless Leader

That sound in Illinois just now was the Stanley Cup hopes of thousands of Blackhawk fans crying out and then being suddenly silenced.

I have started rooting for a meteor to hit the stadium for Game 1.

Seriously, I want neither team to win.

241 Rightwingconspirator  Jun 1, 2014 8:14:45pm

re: #238 Lidane

I’m going out on a limb here a bit. Predictions are chancy. But I just have this (educated) hunch they are going to have an accidental shot fired. Too many people, too much loaded gun handling, too many hours out there. Better if they stop first of course.

242 Kragar  Jun 1, 2014 8:16:44pm
243 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 8:18:02pm

re: #241 Rightwingconspirator

I’m going out on a limb here a bit. Predictions are chancy. But I just have this (educated) hunch they are going to have an accidental shot fired. Too many people, too much loaded gun handling, too many hours out there. Better if they stop first of course.

Any shots that get fired will be treated the same way that any other shots are. Whoever has their gun go off will be called an outlier and an irresponsible lone wolf gun owner, but the REAL open carry guys are smarter than that.

Count on it.

244 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 8:20:03pm

OUTRAGE!

245 b_sharp  Jun 1, 2014 8:20:04pm

Well my daughter in law, Miho Yamamoto, is up for another award, this time the Leo in Vancouver.

leoawards.com

246 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 8:31:38pm

I woke up today to find my post about NOLA’s schools promoted to the front page. Thanks, Charles!

I also left a long comment at the end of what appeared to be a nearly dead thread. Y’all can look it over littlegreenfootballs.com

Also, I can recommend Diane Ravitch’s most recent books, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, and The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education for those of you who want to read a careful analysis of the “school reform” movement.

247 Stanley Sea  Jun 1, 2014 8:38:54pm

re: #245 b_sharp

Well my daughter in law, Miho Yamamoto, is up for another award, this time the Leo in Vancouver.

leoawards.com

Wow. Congrats.

Where can we see?

248 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2014 8:43:36pm

After having been inescapably exposed to Fox News earlier tonight, I have come to two conclusions:

1) John Stossel is a fucking tool
2) Mick Huckabee is not far behind

First was Stossel’s program where he was debating a Vegan woman and a Natural foods guy about whether or not eating well is really a good thing (yes, you read that right).

Stossel actually said to both of them point blank: “Americans are eating more processed food than ever before and yet we’re living longer, maybe its you two guys are out to London on this.”

Truly remarkable stupidity.

It gets better worse though. Huckabee then opens his show with a monologue about how apparently China is becoming “more like America used to be” and America is becoming “more like China used to be”. He then proceeds to make the case that we, as a country, really should adopt Chinese style regulations to get the economy going.

I really do believe sane people can’t watch Fox without their blood pressure spiking, it really is that bad.

249 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 1, 2014 8:47:52pm

And on another note, I’ve been doing some pondering on the 2nd Amendment lately and I have a question.

The second half of the amendment states: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Now, I’m no constitutional expert but I can’t help but think the words “when necessary” shouldn’t be beside the word “arms”.

Of course I know that would open up a whole can of worms about what exactly “necessary” would mean, but come on, would the Founding Fathers have really wanted a society where everyone was walking around with a pistol on their hip?

I’m the kind of person who will “bear arms” only when my safety is legitimately threatened or when I’m target shooting or hunting. I see nothing constructive to be gained by going shopping with my 9mm by my side.

250 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 8:51:40pm

re: #248 Eclectic Cyborg

It gets better worse though. Huckabee then opens his show with a monologue about how apparently China is becoming “more like America used to be” and America is becoming “more like China used to be”. He then proceeds to make the case that we, as a country, really should adopt Chinese style regulations to get the economy going.

China has no regulations — at least, ones that are enforced uniformly. Perhaps that’s what he means.

I would invite Huckleberry to vacation in some of the environmentally ravaged areas of China, but I doubt he’d take me up on the offer.

251 psddluva4evah  Jun 1, 2014 8:54:03pm

Right after news of the soldier being freed, Jake Tapper has seemingly been on a fishing-expedition via twitter to find anti-Bergdahl fodder…well seems like little Jakey has found what he’s been looking for.

Hmmm wanna take bets on what angle Jake is gonna play this?

Well at the very least if/when the swiftboating of this soldier begins, we may be able to reference this as the beginning.

252 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 9:14:23pm
253 Lidane  Jun 1, 2014 9:16:29pm

re: #251 psddluva4evah

I seriously want the RWNJs to push for impeachment over bringing a soldier home. it would be a perfect summary of the modern GOP.

254 Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2014 9:32:32pm

littlegreenfootballs.com

Joys of Rustic Medicine Part Doo.

Had a good time at Bubba’s Top Notch Surgery and Bait Shop. Reasonable waiting time in the ER, a doc we know, a quick CT scan. Then it went bad—kidney stone trifecta, or as the doc called it ‘triplets’. I can handle that, at least it wasn’t cancer of the crotch. Then it went badder. ER sent me out at 10PM with a prescription for feel-good stuff to keep the little bastards at bay until tomorrow’s urology appointment. Did you know our town has TWO all-night pharmacies? Neither did the staff of either of them, who didn’t show up to turn off their “24 Hour” signs.

Call to Bait Shop:
‘“Yeah, we can give you another screaming meemie pain shot. (That one’s wearing off isn’t it?) You just have to come back through the ER and be re-admitted.”

I got a fifth of Tullamore Dew, and I’m going to drink it until I go NPO at midnight. If it doesn’t kill the pain, it will certainly give me a good hangover and highlight my Patient of the Year performance tomorrow.

If only I had a fuckn’ Confederate Minie ball to bite…

255 klys  Jun 1, 2014 9:36:06pm

re: #254 Decatur Deb

littlegreenfootballs.com

Joys of Rustic Medicine Part Doo.

Had a good time at Bubba’s Top Notch Surgery and Bait Shop. Reasonable waiting time in the ER, a doc we know, a quick CT scan. Then it went bad—kidney stone trifecta, or as the doc called it ‘triplets’. I can handle that, at least it wasn’t cancer of the crotch. Then it went badder. ER sent me out at 10PM with a prescription for feel-good stuff to keep the little bastards at bay until tomorrow’s urology appointment. Did you know our town has TWO all-night pharmacies? Neither did the staff of either of them, who didn’t show up to turn off their “24 Hour” sign. Call to Bait Shop:

‘“Yeah, we can give you another screaming meemie pain shot. (That one’s wearing off isn’t it?) You just have to come back through the ER and be re-admitted.”

I got a fifth of Tullamore Dew, and I’m going to drink it until I go NPO at midnight. If it doesn’t kill the pain, it will certainly give me a good hangover and highlight my Patient of the Year performance tomorrow.

If only I had a fuckn’ Confederate Minie ball to bite…

Ummm, well, maybe the hangover will take the edge off?

Seriously, sending vibes your way and hope that you can get through the night ok.

256 Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2014 9:43:31pm

re: #255 klys

Ummm, well, maybe the hangover will take the edge off?

Seriously, sending vibes your way and hope that you can get through the night ok.

Might not be my usual Pollyanna self in the morning.

257 A Mom Anon  Jun 1, 2014 9:45:41pm

re: #256 Decatur Deb

Oh man, I am so sorry. I can’t believe they didn’t admit you and deal with this now. Hope it’s better soon. Yipes.

258 Decatur Deb  Jun 1, 2014 9:48:05pm

re: #257 A Mom Anon

Oh man, I am so sorry. I can’t believe they didn’t admit you and deal with this now. Hope it’s better soon. Yipes.

Time to do the Dew. ‘Nite, all.

259 freetoken  Jun 1, 2014 9:49:49pm

re: #254 Decatur Deb

Ouch, sorry to hear that. Best wishes on your adventures in urology tomorrow.

260 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 10:01:06pm

re: #254 Decatur Deb

I feel your pain, brother. Or I did, once. At the time, we were living in a small town 45 minutes outside a bigger city, where of course we would need to go for any kind of hospital care covered my insurance. The closer hospital 15 minutes away was not in my insurance coverage.

Sometime during a day off I get an excruciating pain in my abdomen. I mean, godawful pain, worse than when I badly sprained my ankle in a fall. I figure appendicitis. WTF knows? My eldest child at the time was 16, but not yet driving. My ex was god knows where. An ambulance is too expensive. So, I chose to drive myself 45 minutes to the nearest Humana hospital and admit myself to the ER. Several tests later, I’m diagnosed with a kidney stone and they admit me. i had to specifically ask the nurse for a painkiller. Otherwise, I would going to lie in excruciating pain in bed until the little bugger passed.

Which it did. They released me the next day, and asked if someone would pick me up, since the painkiller was still in my system. I lied, and said yes. Drove back home.

Haven’t had a stone since, and it’s been 24 years.

261 sagehen  Jun 1, 2014 10:37:16pm

re: #154 darthstar

I like it. My wife likes it. Somebody give me a good reason not to buy it.

sfbay.craigslist.org

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Because red cars get more tickets than other-color cars going the same speed.

262 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 10:49:20pm

re: #154 darthstar

Depends on some practical issues:
— Straight 6 or V8?; has bearing on gas mileage and towing cap.
— Time since last overhaul of motor
— Manual or auto? (I’m guessing manual); does the missus like driving manual?
— three on the tree or four on the floor? See above.
— Time since last trans overhaul
— Rust?
— Suspension/steering: in good shape, or needing major work?

If it’s mechanically sound, and you’re both in agreement, then buy the sucker. It’s a good looking truck. Just don’t send me any repair bills.

263 Cheechako  Jun 1, 2014 10:56:59pm

re: #154 darthstar

I like it. My wife likes it. Somebody give me a good reason not to buy it.

sfbay.craigslist.org

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You have to get repair parts from the local farm implement dealer. IF they have any! And, if any are available.

264 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 11:18:10pm

re: #263 Cheechako

Didn’t International use off-the-shelf parts from other manufacturers, like GM or Ford?

265 Cheechako  Jun 1, 2014 11:30:30pm

re: #264 wheat-dogghazi

Didn’t International use off-the-shelf parts from other manufacturers, like GM or Ford?

A lot of parts may carry over between brands. I don’t know about corn binder trucks. Years ago an outfit I worked for got several International Travel-alls (Pre Chevy Suburbans). They were very heavy and drove just like tanks. But they had one bad habit. If you were driving along at 55 MPH the vehicle would take an unexpected “hop” and you would find yourself driving down the adjoining lane. The Travel-alls spent more time in the dealers shop than on the road. Never could fix the problem. Got rid of them with less than 15 K miles. The most unsafe vehicle I have ever driven.

Also the gas tank filler hole is located in the right front fender just behind the wheel. Hard to gas up.

266 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 11:41:44pm

re: #265 Cheechako

The only Int’ls I’ve ever seen have been on farms. I remember Travel-Alls. They were the kind of truck a company might use for service calls, or transporting workers and gear to a job site. But, again, I never knew anyone who actually drove one.

The lane-hopping feature is a good argument against buying one, especially if most of your driving is on two-laners.

267 Cheechako  Jun 1, 2014 11:52:19pm

re: #266 wheat-dogghazi

That lane hopping would scare the crap out of you. Got to the point where everyone refused to drive or ride in one. On the plus side they were one of the biggest passenger vehicles on the road so they had the weight advantage in any accident. But, no one wanted to take that chance.

268 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 1, 2014 11:59:41pm

re: #267 Cheechako

But where was the gas tank? if the filler was in the fender well, then the tank must have been near the firewall, between the engine and the passenger compartment. :(

269 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 12:09:13am
270 Cheechako  Jun 2, 2014 12:37:38am

re: #268 wheat-dogghazi

The gas tank was between the outside of the right main frame and the rocker panels on the passenger side. It extended from the front wheel well back to the rear wheel well. Not a very safe location!!!

271 wheat-dogghazi  Jun 2, 2014 1:12:29am

re: #270 Cheechako

Yeah. Not an ideal location in case of a side impact.

272 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 1:21:53am

We should have moved away from the internal combustion engine by now.

273 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 1:24:36am
274 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 3:03:58am

re: #202 Pie-onist Overlord

I read the Gospels, it’s just some Jewish guy telling people to be kind to the poor & homeless & sick. Just like it says in the Scripture that he was taught.

I haven’t read the Book of Revelation but I have heard that it is some freaky shit.

D.H. Lawrence argued that the Book of Revelation is actually a work of pagan literature that had been overwritten and revised to make it fit with a Christian eschatological perspective. The little book he wrote on the subject, Apocalypse, is unfortunately somewhat rambling, but it covers the idea pretty well if you can read through Lawrence’s tirades and get to the heart of the matter. He notes that one can still find traces of the Book of Revelation’s pagan origins in some of its verses, notably Revelation 12:1…

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

which Lawrence argues most likely has its origin in literature from one of the pagan mystery cults so ubiquitous in the ancient Mediterranean world.

That particular verse is, to me at least, absolutely redolent with pagan imagery from Mid to Late Antiquity.

275 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 3:39:37am

So, got down with the lizard yesterday at my granddaughters. She has a bearded one and let him? her? out of the aquarium to run around the LR.

Meanwhile,

FBI Swarm SF Building, Seek Man For Possession Of Explosive Material

An FBI source told NBC Bay Area that crews found a chemical in the apartment that, if not handled correctly, can kill.

“Chamberlain is 6’ 3” tall, weighs 225 lbs and has blue eyes and brown hair, according to Lee. He was last seen south of San Francisco Sunday, driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima with a California or Texas license plates of either 7FQY085 or BX9M042. He is believed to be wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and is considered armed and dangerous, Lee said.

“The FBI is encouraging anyone with any information on Chamberlain to notify the agency at[no phone numbers allowed] or call 911.

(snip)

“An FBI source told NBC Bay Area that crews found a chemical in the apartment that, if not handled correctly, can kill. The person may have bought the chemical — which is often used in assisted suicide situations — on the internet, according to the source.” More

nbcbayarea.com

“The past chair of the San Francisco Republican Party, Howard Epstein, has confirmed Chamberlain served on the Republican Central Committee in San Francisco before switching over to the Democratic Party.”

WTF was this guy up to?

276 Lidane  Jun 2, 2014 3:54:40am
277 Lidane  Jun 2, 2014 3:56:42am
278 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 4:16:25am

re: #277 Lidane

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The Mother Jones article indicates a split opening up between the NRA and some of these open-carry activists.

The NRA’s ability to wield outsized political control may now be starting to change, too—at least with some of the hardcore base to which it has long catered. On Sunday, Open Carry Texas pushed back on the criticism of its tactics: “The NRA has lost its relevance and sided with the gun control extremists and their lapdog media,” the group tweeted, adding, “We don’t fight for rights at the discretion of the NRA.”

Sounds like some of the more hardcore base may defect to a nuttier organization or perhaps strike out on their own. In any event, these open-carry activists come off looking like loons.

279 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 4:23:00am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

The Mother Jones article indicates a split opening up between the NRA and some of these open-carry activists.

Sounds like some of the more hardcore base may defect to a nuttier organization or perhaps strike out on their own. In any event, these open-carry activists come off looking like loons.

But armed loons nonetheless. Which pretty much fits their definition of a “true patriot”.

280 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 4:26:19am

re: #238 Lidane

I eagerly await all the local restaurants, bars, and businesses that kick the gun fuckers out and summarily ban guns from their premises in the aftermath. Should be fun.

At least it’s all in Fort Worth. That should get the open carry dipshits out of Austin for a few days.

HURR HURR ALL TEH STORES TAHT BAN GUNS GET ROBBED AT GUN POINT!!!! CONFIRMED. FACT.

281 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 4:29:17am

re: #274 Dr Lizardo

D.H. Lawrence argued that the Book of Revelation is actually a work of pagan literature that had been overwritten and revised to make it fit with a Christian eschatological perspective.

If you read the Revelation of John with some knowledge of Daniel and Ezekiel, you can find where many parts of Revelation are a repackaging of later Jewish writings, including non-canonical writings.

And the paganism is certainly there but I believe it was brought in via the adoption of Babylonian mysticism by Judahites when living there. Besides the obvious ancient pagan symbols that are spread throughout the religious works of middle to late antiquity.

Religious leaders and teachers like to believe they get new revelations, but the same ideas keep getting recycled over and over.

282 Lidane  Jun 2, 2014 4:32:23am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

The Mother Jones article indicates a split opening up between the NRA and some of these open-carry activists.

That’s because the NRA is getting an earful from the politicians they’ve bought and paid for. The constituents of those politicians are complaining about the open carry nutjobs and demanding action of some sort.

The open carry idiots are not only hurting their own cause by pissing off the big corporate chains, but they’re making it harder for the NRA to lobby for looser gun laws.

Sounds like some of the more hardcore base may defect to a nuttier organization or perhaps strike out on their own. In any event, these open-carry activists come off looking like loons.

They ARE loons. And they’ll probably hook up with Gun Owners of America. You know, because the NRA are too liberal when it comes to gun laws.

283 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 4:37:50am

NRA seems to represent first and foremost the interest of the gun manufacturers’ lobby, whose interests sometimes diverge from the open-carry-everywhere gun nuts.

284 Eventual Carrion  Jun 2, 2014 4:38:18am

re: #275 Justanotherhuman

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nbcbayarea.com

“The past chair of the San Francisco Republican Party, Howard Epstein, has confirmed Chamberlain served on the Republican Central Committee in San Francisco before switching over to the Democratic Party.”

WTF was this guy up to?

So after he has done the deed (what ever deed he/they had in mind), others can point and claim “See, the democrats are the ones doing this!”

285 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 4:49:58am

re: #283 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

NRA seems to represent first and foremost the interest of the gun manufacturers’ lobby, whose interests sometimes diverge from the open-carry-everywhere gun nuts.

This is the real key. Prior to 1977, the NRA was a more normal gun owner organization. After the coup it became part of the GOP establishment as the lobbying arm of the manufacturers.

Meanwhile the various anti-gun stupidities pushed by the GOP has resulted in groups like the GOA getting traction as the gun owner’s equivalent to the John Birch Society.

Gun owners will be the ones that either save or destroy gun rights in America.

286 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 4:54:50am

HURR HURR!!!!!! AND YOU SHOULDS PAY FOR IT ALL FROM THE MINIMUM WAGE U GET FROM UR WALMART JRRB U WORTHLESS MOOCHER!!!!!!

287 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 4:56:32am

Looks like Monday is Hate Teh Poors Day on tcot, because it’s a day ending in “day”

288 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 4:58:17am

re: #286 Pie-onist Overlord

I think that you should starve to death if you cannot pay for your food, live on the streets if you cannot afford rent and remain untrained and uneducated if you cannot pay for schooling or training.

I don’t think this way because I am conservative, I think this way because I am narrow-minded and mean-spirited.

289 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 4:58:52am

re: #277 Lidane

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Reason #542 not to ever again shop at Home Depot:

“The battleground has grown to include retailers: An open-carry rally at a Home Depot in suburban Fort Worth on Saturday drew roughly 150 armed citizens as well as some withering criticism, according to the Dallas Morning News. Home Depot, whose owner is deeply conservative, signaled that it was fine with the demonstration.”

This is pretty fucking scary, though, because it really does show you the extremism of these asshole:

“On Sunday, Open Carry Texas pushed back on the criticism of its tactics: “The NRA has lost its relevance and sided with the gun control extremists and their lapdog media,” the group tweeted, adding, “We don’t fight for rights at the discretion of the NRA.”

The white supremacists have been very, very busy.

290 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 5:00:20am

re: #288 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I think that you should starve to death if you cannot pay for your food, live on the streets if you cannot afford rent and remain untrained and uneducated if you cannot pay for schooling or training.

I don’t think this way because I am conservative, I think this way because I am narrow-minded and mean-spirited.

I gotta make a meme out of that, with that smirking white guy illustration.

291 Dark_Falcon  Jun 2, 2014 5:02:01am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

The Mother Jones article indicates a split opening up between the NRA and some of these open-carry activists.

Sounds like some of the more hardcore base may defect to a nuttier organization or perhaps strike out on their own. In any event, these open-carry activists come off looking like loons.

That’s because those groups don’t care about practicalities and Open Carry Texas doesn’t really care about anything outside of Texas. They’re liable to keep acting like assholes till the law smacks them down. Which might get ugly.

Sorry to post and run, but work calls. BBL

292 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 5:03:34am

re: #282 Lidane

That’s because the NRA is getting an earful from the politicians they’ve bought and paid for. The constituents of those politicians are complaining about the open carry nutjobs and demanding action of some sort.

The open carry idiots are not only hurting their own cause by pissing off the big corporate chains, but they’re making it harder for the NRA to lobby for looser gun laws.

They ARE loons. And they’ll probably hook up with Gun Owners of America. You know, because the NRA are too liberal when it comes to gun laws.

Gun Owners of America (GOA) - that’s what I was thinking. They’re for gun nuts who think the NRA is a bunch of pinkos or something.

293 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 5:06:29am

re: #288 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I think that you should starve to death if you cannot pay for your food, live on the streets if you cannot afford rent and remain untrained and uneducated if you cannot pay for schooling or training.

I don’t think this way because I am conservative, I think this way because I am narrow-minded and mean-spirited.

You forgot the most important word - greedy.

294 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 5:06:38am

re: #290 Pie-onist Overlord

I gotta make a meme out of that, with that smirking white guy illustration.

feel free to. You can even post it in Twitter…

OMG, what am I saying?

295 Lidane  Jun 2, 2014 5:08:05am

re: #291 Dark_Falcon

Open Carry Texas doesn’t really care about anything outside of Texas.

They don’t care about anything inside Texas either, given the fact that they’re pissing off the elected lawmakers that would otherwise be on their side. Why do you think the NRA and TSRA are telling them to back off and stop being douchebags?

All their open carry protests are scaring people that would probably be sympathetic to looser gun laws. Those people are complaining to their elected reps. Those reps are complaining to the NRA and TSRA. The open carry fuckwits are doing more harm than good for their cause.

They’re liable to keep acting like assholes till the law smacks them down. Which might get ugly.

The law around here won’t smack them down unless they shoot someone or walk into a TABC licensed business, or if they go full retard and start picking up their kids from school with an AR-15 strapped on. If there are any consequences it will come from businesses banning guns and the NRA moving to marginalize them further.

296 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 5:14:00am

re: #289 Justanotherhuman

I guess I’m lucky I live in a place where a Lowe’s and a Home Depot are the same distance from my house. However, since we’ve remodeled our house pretty much entirely, inside and out, I’m afraid that HD has got quite a lot of our money over the years as a matter of practicality. I knew they were run by wingnuts, but this crap is seriously over the top.

Home Depot is based in Atlanta, I think I’ll call them up today and let them know that this really isn’t cool with me. And, if I ever happen to end up having to go there and see some gun humping idiot, I’ll walk right back out and tell the manager why. I think at this point that’s the only thing we can do with these fools. Some people have no choice, there’s no other hardware/home improvement store around for miles and if they need something, that’s that. But you can call them and tell them this policy sucks, and that maybe you won’t be bringing the kids to their workshops or whatever. They need to hear from someone besides the gun fetishists.

297 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 5:18:16am

re: #295 Lidane

They don’t care about anything inside Texas either, given the fact that they’re pissing off the elected lawmakers that would otherwise be on their side. Why do you think the NRA and TSRA are telling them to back off and stop being douchebags?

All their open carry protests are scaring people that would probably be sympathetic to looser gun laws. Those people are complaining to their elected reps. Those reps are complaining to the NRA and TSRA. The open carry fuckwits are doing more harm than good for their cause.

The law around here won’t smack them down unless they shoot someone or walk into a TABC licensed business, or if they go full retard and start picking up their kids from school with an AR-15 strapped on. If there are any consequences it will come from businesses banning guns and the NRA moving to marginalize them further.

The open-carry nutters are practically the definition of being “one’s own worst enemy”. They simply fail to see it.

Personally, I have no problem with firearms; I own two myself. Both are licensed and registered with the Czech Federal Police. I have permanent residence status here, so for me it’s legal to do so. Both are for hunting, a shotgun and a long-rifle. If I ever decide to sell them, I will have to obtain a criminal background check from the prospective buyer, and then go - with the buyer - to Five-O and register the private sale to show that I’ve legally sold the firearm.

This is not a problem for me. I have a hard time imagining that it would be a problem with anyone.

298 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 5:22:58am

good morning, all! Will it be another day full of drama?

299 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 5:24:45am
300 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 5:26:20am

re: #296 A Mom Anon

Lowe’s isn’t exactly a bastion of liberalism; that said they’re no where near the level of freakazoid that Home Depot is.

In Madison we only had a HD & Menards, a regional chain started in my home town. John Menard is a real sick puppy. He’s been known to fire long time employees who were days away from retirement so that he’d not have to pay said retirement. He also was forced to pay the largest individual fine from the WI DNR for disposing of hazardous wastes from his stores in his personal garbage can. Given that choice, even HD was better… O_o

301 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 5:33:55am

I just called Lowe’s corporate and talked to a guy named “Will” who, at first, wanted to know my zip code and said carrying weapons inside the stores depended on local, state and federal laws. Then, he said, let me check one thing further. Evidently he went to the “corporate rules” book and said that Lowe’s does not permit any weapons on its premises, including the parking lot (which is Lowe’s property as well).

The only exception is LE. I told him I was boycotting Home Depot for allowing weapons on its properties.

I think Lowe’s is about to pick up some business.

302 Amory Blaine  Jun 2, 2014 5:39:37am

re: #277 Lidane

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So the NRA can tell people not to carry guns around but no one else can?

303 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 5:40:17am

re: #300 William Barnett-Lewis

Yeah, I know, it is incredibly hard to find a company that has solid liberal values when it comes to its employees, their corporate policies, etc. But, I do think it’s important that these companies hear from someone besides these gun toting buffoons. Even if we don’t/can’t boycott them, they still need to hear that these lax and insane gun policies are unwanted and unneeded. I think that’s honestly better than a boycott in a lot of ways. If their main phone lines are hit with call after call expressing concerns and just plain shock and disbelief AND appealing to their “family values” image, it might be more effective than just yelling and boycotting.

304 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 5:41:06am

re: #300 William Barnett-Lewis

Lowe’s isn’t exactly a bastion of liberalism; that said they’re no where near the level of freakazoid that Home Depot is.

In Madison we only had a HD & Menards, a regional chain started in my home town. John Menard is a real sick puppy. He’s been known to fire long time employees who were days away from retirement so that he’d not have to pay said retirement. He also was forced to pay the largest individual fine from the WI DNR for disposing of hazardous wastes from his stores in his personal garbage can. Given that choice, even HD was better… O_o

Morning all.

John Menard eh? I know all about him from my heavy following of CART/Indy car racing. He was one of the big team owners. Many years ago there was a web site that listed all of his quirks. Some of it was truly sick. After reading that I knew I never wanted to go into one of his stores. At that time there were very few stores in Ohio. In the last 5 years they have opened 3 of them in the Columbus area. Haven’t been in one yet. Hope to never be forced to have to buy anything from that idiot.

My brother bought a fully framed patio door to replace the one that was rotting out in his home. When he got it home and really started to work to get it in he found all kinds of issues. Basically it was a cheap piece of junk. He asked for a replacement and that broke out into a 6 month war with Menards.

William, you only touch on his creepiness. It is very deep and wide.

305 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 5:47:38am

OK, BBL, the dog walk and chores and errands and stuff await. Click on my link in #299. And yes, from all accounts that’s a real thing in Georgia. Save me, lol.

306 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 5:51:49am

re: #300 William Barnett-Lewis

Lowe’s isn’t exactly a bastion of liberalism; that said they’re no where near the level of freakazoid that Home Depot is.

You’re right, but they’ve become even more “conservative” since they’ve became corporate and “went big” and international. I worked there, and while the pay wasn’t all that terrific, it was still a bit more than some retail, and you had opportunities to go from the bottom to mgmt within the stores. Before it went totally and corporately public, many old timers were able to accumulate small fortunes in their ESOP (which was changing over to 401ks when I started). When I was there in 2002, there was one old guy in our store who had over $1M in his retirement acct; of course, he had been there 30 yrs, but who accumulates 7 figures in a 401k unless they’re making big bucks and are able to stay in the same job for many years these days?

My grandson said the corporate office in Mooresville, NC has 7 entrances and security is absolutely the tightest he’s ever seen. The State even had to build an extra off-ramp on I-77 to accomodate the new hdqtrs. Here are some images: google.com

307 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 5:56:48am

re:
#276
Lidane

And here I didn’t even know that Spain had a monarchy. So much to learn….

308 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 5:58:39am

Ha! I did a quick search and the web site that dumps all over John Menard is still up. Looks like they dolled it up a bit from what I remember, but it is still a funky site. If you want to read some real wacky stuff about a billionaire that might not be right upstairs have at it.

Are You John Menard Jr. ?

Here is just a little snippet to give you some idea of his character from the site.

Managers are prohibited from building a home, even if they purchase the construction materials elsewhere. It’s a measure to prevent employee theft, John Menard once told the media. The penalty is termination.

Even minor building projects concerned him. On numerous occasions, former managers say, Menard hired private investigators to take photos when an employee added a deck or addition, then had internal examiners cross-reference the materials in the photos with items the employee had purchased, looking for products that had been stolen.

The most infamous casualty of this policy was Eldon Helget, a lumber yard manager for Menards’ Burnsville, Minn., store. Helget’s daughter was confined to a wheelchair and the narrow hallways in the Helget home made it difficult to get around. She was getting too big for her mother Linda to carry her up the stairs, and because the bathroom couldn’t accommodate her wheelchair, the girl had no privacy. When the Helgets could find no home that met their needs, they decided to build from scratch.

But Helget’s boss, Larry Menard, said there were no exceptions to the company rule. Helget, who had a stellar 13-year record with the company, could resign his post and take a lower-level job, Larry said. That meant a $15,000 cut in his $40,000 salary, but Helget still agreed.

The Helgets hired a contractor to build a ramp-equipped home, using building materials from another company. When John Menard heard about the deal, he fired Helget. The company notified Helget that if he ever showed up on its property again, he’d be arrested for trespassing. John Menard Jr

“John would say, ‘Why make a rule if you’re not going to enforce it?’” Archibald recalls, adding “sometimes, you have to cut throats. That’s how business works.”

Nice guy isn’t he?

309 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 5:58:54am

re: #299 A Mom Anon

Continuing the theme, for all your one stop shopping needs

A commenter posted this link, too:

Bullets and Booze: Oklahoma Gun Range Awarded Liquor License
(5/29/14)

nbcnews.com

310 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 5:58:56am

re: #304 ObserverArt

I have often promised myself that I can never be hungry enough to work for that bastard.

311 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 6:01:33am

re: #310 William Barnett-Lewis

I have often promised myself that I can never be hungry enough to work for that bastard.

Yep. Check out the web site I linked when you get some time. You’ll hate him even more.

312 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 6:03:02am

re: #307 Bulworth

re:
#276
Lidane

And here I didn’t even know that Spain had a monarchy. So much to learn….

He earned some slack when he stood down a military coup in 1981 with his son by his side. Spain’s democracy was very fragile only 6 years after Franco went to hell and he saved it that day. Some SNAFUs since, but the courage of that day meant a lot to the future of his nation.

313 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 6:04:08am

re: #311 ObserverArt

Yep. Check out the web site I linked when you get some time. You’ll hate him even more.

I don’t need to. I grew up less than a mile from store number 1. He tried to kill my FiL once but the sheriff (who watched the incident) was too scared of him to do anything.

314 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 6:05:49am

re: #254 Decatur Deb

Yikes. My sympathies.

My first run-in with kidney stones put me in the ER in Steamboat Springs back in 1988. About four hours after I’d arrived in town to attend my sister’s wedding. One good thing about ski towns is that they tend to have very good hospitals for the size of the town.

315 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 6:08:23am

re: #313 William Barnett-Lewis

I don’t need to. I grew up less than a mile from store number 1. He tried to kill my FiL once but the sheriff (who watched the incident) was too scared of him to do anything.

Whoa. I guess you do know all about him. I understand not wanting to check the site out.

Just a simple story of a ‘maker’ and not a taker. Probably big backer of Scotty Walker, the Wisconsin Governor who has a similar black soul.

316 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 6:14:41am

re: #283 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

NRA seems to represent first and foremost the interest of the gun manufacturers’ lobby, whose interests sometimes diverge from the open-carry-everywhere gun nuts.

I’m waiting for the NRA and gun manufacturers to push for expiration dates on guns. After that date, unless never fired, they need to be traded in (at a hefty discount on list price) for a new model.
//

317 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 6:18:48am

re: #296 A Mom Anon

Oh Noes! One-person boycott.

KT will have a sad!
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318 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 6:31:02am

GoT spoiler
Image: 0Zc7f4d.gif
lol

319 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 6:36:17am

He’ll never get a gig at Vox
imgur.com

320 BeenHereAwhile  Jun 2, 2014 6:42:54am

re: #262 wheat-dogghazi

Depends on some practical issues:
— Straight 6 or V8?; has bearing on gas mileage and towing cap.

Probably a 345 V8, maybe a 392 14 MPG

— Time since last overhaul of motor

International V8? Bulletproof - if low oil pressure, just worn cam bearings, engine will still run forever.

— Manual or auto? (I’m guessing manual); does the missus like driving manual?

Late model IHC like that probably Chrysler 727 auto.

— three on the tree or four on the floor? See above.

— Time since last trans overhaul

727 Auto, bullet proof unless really abused.

— Rust?

Check body for rust under cowl vents in front of windshield, and bottom of fenders behind front wheels.

— Suspension/steering: in good shape, or needing major work?

If it’s mechanically sound, and you’re both in agreement, then buy the sucker. It’s a good looking truck. Just don’t send me any repair bills.

If the body is in good shape, the chances are better that mechanically it’s OK also.

I’ve owned a few Scouts IIs and IHC pickups, so my above comments are based upon my experiences.

321 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 6:50:53am

nbcnews.com

One of Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies was found dead - appears to have hanged himself. Also found in his home was *lots* of other stuff; drugs, fake IDs, etc.

Of course this is being portrayed as a single bad “lone wolf” officer.

322 Lancelot Link  Jun 2, 2014 6:51:34am

re: #284 Eventual Carrion

Bipartisan Derp!

Manhunt for San Francisco GOP Activist Believed to Have Explosives -Daily Kos
FBI Seeks DANGEROUS LEFTIST Ryan Chamberlain After Explosives Found in Apartment - GatewayPundit

323 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 6:52:33am

Long, long telegraphed, this is happening today:

EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants/Clean Power Plan is flexible proposal to ensure a healthier environment, spur innovation and strengthen the economy

To me the most obvious thing that screams out is that these are all targeted towards… 2030. In other words, long after most current politicians are off the stage.

Of course much as has been written about this issue.

But I noticed this morning that the fair and balanced (* cough *) Washington Post, which apparently now hosts the Volokh Conspiracy, has Jonathan Adler expressing concern that this policy isn’t serious climate policy:

Why the EPA’s new power plant rules are a diversion from serious climate policy

So what does Jonathan consider to be “serious climate policy”?

Encouraging technological innovation does not guarantee atmospheric stabilization, but neither does the current regulatory course. What it does, however, is at least create the possibility that stabilization could be achieved — something that piling on round-after-round of regulatory mandates can’t even promise. The bottom line is that if we want to achieve atmospheric stabilization, we have to make it possible — and it will only be possible with dramatic technological innovation. Thus encouraging and accelerating such innovation must be the dominant focus of any serious climate policy. Today, however, innovation is nothing more than an afterthought.

In other words, magic, spelled T.E.C.H.N.O.L.O.G.Y.

And his final sentence is just wrong. If innovation was an “afterthought” then we wouldn’t have spent billions of dollars addressing numerous scientific and technical challenges regarding energy production.

The problem with libertarians like Adler is that they really do believe that the “market” is a magic machine.

324 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 6:54:41am

re: #321 Feline Fearless Leader

nbcnews.com

One of Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies was found dead - appears to have hanged himself. Also found in his home was *lots* of other stuff; drugs, fake IDs, etc.

Of course this is being portrayed as a single bad “lone wolf” officer.

Probably a registered Democrat…

325 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 6:54:57am

Radio host Glenn Beck invokes Constitution in Marathon bombing-related libel defense

Radio host Glenn Beck says in a recent legal filing that his on-air remarks inaccurately linking a Saudi Arabian student to the Boston Marathon bombings were protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and that a federal judge should dismiss a libel case the student brought against Beck and his employers.

326 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 6:55:44am

Cool Black Sabbath coffee mug:

327 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 6:58:36am
328 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 7:02:06am

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329 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 7:09:42am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

Radio host Glenn Beck invokes Constitution in Marathon bombing-related libel defense

Why does it seem these nimrods always assume that freedom of speech inherently comes with a freedom from consequences of that speech?

330 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 7:13:27am

re: #329 Targetpractice

Why does it seem these nimrods always assume that freedom of speech to bear arms inherently comes with a freedom from consequences of that speech bearing arms?

331 Ian G.  Jun 2, 2014 7:14:31am

re: #286 Pie-onist Overlord

HURR HURR!!!!!! AND YOU SHOULDS PAY FOR IT ALL FROM THE MINIMUM WAGE U GET FROM UR WALMART JRRB U WORTHLESS MOOCHER!!!!!!

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Note that “healthcare” isn’t on there. Medicare is just hunky dory, since it’s a massive gubmint program that benefits the elderly white base of the GOP.

332 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 7:15:52am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

Radio host Glenn Beck invokes Constitution in Marathon bombing-related libel defense

Oh look. The weasel is being weaselly.

Anyone want to bet if some news site said Beck was funding some illicit activities or something like that, he’d have his lawyers all over it with a suit.

333 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 7:17:57am

re: #331 Ian G.

Note that “healthcare” isn’t on there. Medicare is just hunky dory, since it’s a massive gubmint program that benefits the elderly white base of the GOP.

“We need to start cutting entitlements! We’re getting crushed under debt!!!”

“Alright, let’s start with Social Security and Medicare.”

“DON’T TOUCH THOSE! HANDS OFF MY MEDICARE!!!”

334 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 7:18:03am

re: #317 Feline Fearless Leader

I don’t even think a boycott is needed in these cases. What’s really wrong is that a small minority of really LOUD, intimidating people hold the microphone. I don’t think for one minute these gun humping freakosauruses are a majority of gun owners. But they get all the attention and focus and many time end up getting their way. Why? Because they are loud,intimidating and persistent and that’s all people see and hear. So pick up a phone and call the main offices of Home Depot, tell them that this open carry insanity makes you uncomfortable and you might not come in as often for those little extras you might want. Hell, a good portion of retail in any market is add on purchases, you go in for paint, you come out with paint, a couple flats of annuals, some flower pots, maybe a couple extra roller covers that were on sale, etc. They won’t know it’s not acceptable unless people let them know, so call and email them. It takes a few minutes and those contacts do have a cumulative effect.

335 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 7:24:51am

Our modern communications platforms have turned the entire society into one big game of Telephone.

Al Barron Reinstated As Monroe Public Schools Teacher

336 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 7:28:02am

One of the best rackets going is also one of the oldest:

Joel Osteen gets his own SiriusXM channel

337 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 7:28:25am

Even Glenn Greenwald doesn’t have his own SiriusXM channel.

338 b_sharp  Jun 2, 2014 7:28:50am

re: #247 Stanley Sea

Wow. Congrats.

Where can we see?

I have no idea. My son phoned from the awards and told us. I’ll have to check to see if it’s available online.

It’s a documentary. I suspect it’s about the Canadian Japanese community so it may not have appeal for everyone.

339 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 7:29:05am

re: #335 freetoken

Our modern communications platforms have turned the entire society into one big game of Telephone.

Al Barron Reinstated As Monroe Public Schools Teacher

race, although it ostensibly does not exist in America, is still such an emotionally charged issue that anyone trying to discuss it creatively or provocatively is asking for it.

Recall that the original Beatle’s original lyrics to “Get Back” were about Pakistanis, in the form of a parody of an Archie Bunker-like bigot complaining about British immigrants, but the Beatles realized that sort of subtlety was a recipe for unnecessary scandal.

340 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 2, 2014 7:29:45am

re: #335 freetoken

Our modern communications platforms have turned the entire society into one big game of Telephone.

Al Barron Reinstated As Monroe Public Schools Teacher

Why is that the result of our modern communications platforms? That this story got corrected is actually the more notable effect of modern communications. In the old days, an inaccurate newspaper report—of which there were a ton—couldn’t get retracted in the same way that online stuff can.

I mean, have you read Pliny?

341 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 7:31:45am

re:
#337
freetoken

That’s it, the Internet has been won today already.

342 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 7:33:39am

re: #340 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

[…] When the story spread nationally, the district was criticized for taking disciplinary action against Mr. Barron for his teaching methods regarding African-American history.

[…]

“The teacher in question was placed on paid leave to give the district time to fully consider what occurred in this classroom,” he said. “As a result of incorrect information, a highly respected and loved teacher, and one who has done much for his students and the community, has had to endure a public airing of what should have ended through a district discussion.”

Internal investigations of transient matters are spread so easily. It’s a modern enabled form of gossip.

343 The War TARDIS  Jun 2, 2014 7:34:40am

Looks like Haftar is doing a good job. The government of Libya is not popular with the Libyans right now.

344 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 7:36:54am

re: #339 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

race, although it ostensibly does not exist in America, is still such an emotionally charged issue that anyone trying to discuss it creatively or provocatively is asking for it.

Recall that the original Beatle’s original lyrics to “Get Back” were about Pakistanis, in the form of a parody of an Archie Bunker-like bigot complaining about British immigrants, but the Beatles realized that sort of subtlety was a recipe for unnecessary scandal.

Mark Knoppler caught flak about the lyrics to “Money For Nothing” and had to explain that the POV was an ignoramus who had no idea how hard musicians worked. It appears that many people simply search for offense and thus do not appreciate or understand satire or parody — until they want to use it as an excuse for bad behavior.

345 The War TARDIS  Jun 2, 2014 7:37:30am

And the responses:

346 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 2, 2014 7:39:17am

re: #342 freetoken

Internal investigations of transient matters are spread so easily. It’s a modern enabled form of gossip.

Things like that have been reported on as long as there were newspapers, too, just in smaller numbers. But the key of a game of ‘telephone’ is it distorts the story. In this case, the story actually didn’t get distorted. It was accurately reported that this guy got suspended for showing a brief clip of blackface video as a way to illustrate a lesson about this history of minstrel shows. The story was accurately reported.

What modern technology did in this case was enable a lot of people to hear and follow the story. It also has probably allowed people to try to pester the school district and others involved in this, without giving them time to handle it internally. But the thing is, it was still the wrong move to suspend this guy, and this same sort of social media attention can and has been used to expose things that really should be exposed, too.

There’s plenty of situations you could choose to show that modern media can mix up a story and make it a game of telephone, but oddly this story is pretty much the opposite. The story was reported accurately.

347 The War TARDIS  Jun 2, 2014 7:42:22am

Meanwhile, the Government in Egypt has a good idea.

The free-marketeers don’t like it.

Stocks in Egypt fall sharply with the EGX30 losing 4.2% and the EGX100 losing 5% after the government proposed a new 10% capital gains tax.

Perhaps the head an Al-Azhar needs to come out and smack the investors with a little information on both interest and Islam, and gambling and Islam.

348 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 7:44:55am

re: #347 The War TARDIS

Meanwhile, the Government in Egypt has a good idea.

The free-marketeers don’t like it.

Perhaps the head an Al-Azhar needs to come out and smack the investors with a little information on both interest and Islam, and gambling and Islam.

Is Egypt a secular, or Islamic, nation?

349 The War TARDIS  Jun 2, 2014 7:47:09am

re: #348 Feline Fearless Leader

Right now, who the heck knows.

But, at the same time, I am find the behavior of the market in regards to Capital Gains Taxes to be stupid.

350 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 7:47:18am

Bergdahl Deal Could Be First Step to Emptying Gitmo

Now that President Obama has proven Congress can’t stop him from releasing terrorists, the administration could be primed to empty out the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

351 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 7:51:02am

Afghan Taliban Say they Won Big with Bergdahl Swap

“Mullah Fazil was a military tycoon and very close to Mullah Omar,” says Khan. “His freedom will definitely inspire the whole Taliban moment.”

The Obama administration arranged, as part of the prisoner swap, for the five released to remain in Qatar for at least a year, rather than being returned to Afghanistan.

Khan says that’s not a problem for the Taliban, who have an informal diplomatic mission in Doha, Qatar, where the deal for the prisoner release was arranged.

Fazil “is a free man,” says Khan. “He can contact any one in the front line, in a council meeting, wherever.”

“Knowing Mullah Fazil as well as I do, I can tell you he is a man for fighting, not a man sitting under an air conditioner in Qatar,” says Khan. “He will definitely get in touch with the Taliban.”

352 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 7:52:28am
As for the supposed guarantee that the five Guantanamo inmates will not rejoin the Taliban, that’s taken as a joke. “As soon as they arrived in Qatar they rejoined the Taliban,” says Khan. “We don’t care about U.S. conditions and obstacles.”

“There are dozens of ways to lead the Taliban, even from overseas,” says a former official in Taliban intelligence. “In fact, after 9/11, some 95 percent of the leadership are not actually on the ground in Afghanistan.” The official said, “Skype, phones, the Internet, although made by the West, can easily bridge the communication gap,” allowing the reorganization of Taliban military momentum: “Officially their bodies would be in Qatar, but thoughts and wisdom of jihad would be with us.”

353 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 7:52:52am

re: #351 Killgore Trout

What else are they going to say? It’s a devastating loss?

354 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 7:53:37am

re: #351 Killgore Trout

Afghan Taliban Say they Won Big with Bergdahl Swap

Yeah…shocking that they said it was a “win”. *rolling my eyes*

355 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 7:54:28am
356 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 7:56:04am

Serious question, Killgore, do you view the Taliban as a terrorist organization?

357 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 7:56:34am

re: #354 Dr. Matt

Yeah…shocking that they said it was a “win”. *rolling my eyes*

Calling it a win makes Obama look like a “loser”, which is exactly the opinion of the GOP…

358 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 7:57:11am

TAIPEI (BNO NEWS) — Wreckage from a plane that mysteriously vanished over waters between mainland China and Taiwan more than half a century ago has finally been recovered, confirming the fate of the aircraft that was carrying American and Taiwanese service members, officials said on Monday.
The civilian PBY-5A amphibious plane, which was nicknamed the “Blue Swan” or “Blue Goose,” was carrying eleven passengers and crew members when it disappeared over the Taiwan Strait on October 1, 1958. The aircraft - owned by what is today known as TransAsia Airways - had been charted by Taiwan’s military for a flight from the Matsu Islands to the Taiwanese capital of Taipei.
The incident had long faded from the public’s memory, but its disappearance during the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis sparked speculation about whether the aircraft had been hijacked or shot down by China, as it had done in previous years. An intense, three-day-long search by aircraft and ships from the United States and Taiwan found no wreckage or survivors.

359 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 7:58:08am

I truly appreciate the insight this author has given:

It’s easy to mock Rodger’s assertion that he “deserved” a girlfriend. But the only system he understood was one in which good behavior was rewarded, and bad behavior was punished. Do your chores, and you get your allowance. Break a neighbor’s window, and you’re grounded. When Rodger found himself punished for what he thought was nice-guy behavior, he responded with self-pity, which gradually gave way to anger.

But how could Rodger—or any lonely psycho—react differently? During adolescence, hormones turn your body into a walking Viagra disclaimer, and your thoughts into a pornographic loop. But girls perplex and terrify your childish mind. They’re just so different—as Jeffery Eugenides wrote, they’re “women in disguise” who are impossible to fathom. Often, they don’t even seem human; like Prufrock, you can only comprehend them as collections of parts—faces, voices, arms, and, of course, the eyes that pin you, wriggling, to the wall.

Since you can’t understand girls, it’s easy to turn them into fantasy creatures, whose love has the healing power of unicorn blood. The bliss you’d share would render popularity irrelevant. It would validate your intelligence, sensitivity, and kindness. In short, it would prove—to you and everyone else—that you’re a person, like other people.

Of course, you can’t apply juvenile logic to the concepts of sex, love, and relationships. In fact, you haven’t really grown up until you realize that these concepts tend to have no logic at all. Since lonely psychos don’t understand this, the unending futility of their efforts drives them to deeper levels of despair.

Paged

360 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 7:59:13am

Bergdahl’s release is a win for the family of Bowe. After 5 years of being a prisoner, he’s finally on his way home, which will be a long journey.

US military officials apparently knew where he was being held, but ruled out a rescue mission because of the likelihood of failure/unacceptable casualties.

Heck, there were already several soldiers who were killed in the ongoing search for Bergdahl. That all speaks to the nature of the soldiers and their mission to make sure that no one gets left behind.

So, who actually wins? 5 Taliban thugs are no longer in Gitmo, and they might eventually make their way back into Afghanistan or Pakistan to pick up where they left off. Don’t doubt for a moment that their every move is being tracked. The Afghan government has been trying to figure a way to reconcile with some elements of the Taliban, and this gives them that opening. Prior efforts to work out a deal have failed because of either US or Afghan resistance to a framework for a deal and what it means to both.

The US reduces the Gitmo population by 5, and it may yet spur Congress to address the remaining detainees - either pushing them to release them to 3d parties for oversight, outright releases, or trial in the existing tribunal/justice system. It’s all part of the winding down of the GWoT/shifting to a new phase where UAV strikes will be dominant and ground forces are deemphasized.

361 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 7:59:32am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

Radio host Glenn Beck invokes Constitution in Marathon bombing-related libel defense

Beck and his lawyer seem a little confused about the First Amendment. The government was not abridging his freedom of speech or infringing on his freedom of the “press”. Beck called an innocent man a financer of terrorism. Words have consequences…..

362 Mattand  Jun 2, 2014 7:59:41am

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Right now, Jeff Zucker is emailing this to everyone at CNN screaming “This means we have nearly 50 years for the Malaysian Airlines crash!!!”

363 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:01:05am

re: #362 Mattand

Right now, Jeff Zucker is emailing this to everyone at CNN screaming “This means we have nearly 50 years for the Malaysian Airlines crash!!!”

heh, that was my first thought!

364 Eventual Carrion  Jun 2, 2014 8:02:59am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

Radio host Glenn Beck invokes Constitution in Marathon bombing-related libel defense

Glenn Beck had sex with underage children, then killed them, dismembered them, and ate them in his family home.

My first amendment rights.

365 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 8:03:00am
366 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 8:03:10am

Have we reached the point of Bergdahl was responsible for BENGHAzi!! and Obummer swapped him out for terrorist becauze he was gonna talk!!! yet?

367 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 8:04:25am

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So if CNN keeps up exclusive, round-the-clock coverage for another 56 years, they can still break the news of flight ML 370

368 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:04:56am
369 Skip Intro  Jun 2, 2014 8:05:34am

re: #278 Dr Lizardo

The Mother Jones article indicates a split opening up between the NRA and some of these open-carry activists.

Sounds like some of the more hardcore base may defect to a nuttier organization or perhaps strike out on their own. In any event, these open-carry activists come off looking like loons.

Just like the Tea Party and the GOP, and in the same way the complete crazies will form their own organization that will make the NRA look like the voice of reason. Needless to say, politicians will be even more scared shitless by the new loon organization than they are by the NRA.

More good times and mass murder for all on tap in the once sane USA.

370 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 8:06:49am

re: #365 Dr. Matt

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Remember that it wasn’t just Republicans, but a lot of Democrats and those on the Left, who responded with outrage at the suggestion that McCain might have provided aid to the Vietnamese in exchange for preferential treatment. That talk about his fellows prisoners saying he’d sold out the US was buried under indignation over the questioning of the honor of a POW.

371 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 8:08:23am

re: #369 Skip Intro

Just like the Tea Party and the GOP, and in the same way the complete crazies will form their own organization that will make the NRA look like the voice of reason. Needless to say, politicians will be even more scared shitless by the new loon organization than they are by the NRA.

More good times and mass murder for all on tap in the once sane USA.

Speaking of crazy armed fucks gun-toting, good guys:

MN man pulls shotgun on neighbor teaching daughter to ride bike: ‘I should have shot him

Arguments should be settled with firearms….the new NRA doctrine.

372 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 8:08:52am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

The US has been trying to figure out a way to rescue/negotiate his release for the 5 years. They ruled out a military rescue mission, but several past negotiations failed because they’re multilateral.

But Trump the expert negotiator? How’d that work out for him in those multiple bankruptcies he declared. Oh, that’s right - it’s the corporations that got stuck taking the loss, and he continues to go on slapping his name on everything even though he’s lost money in casino gaming (where one expects the house to always win).

373 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 8:08:54am

re: #370 Targetpractice

Remember that it wasn’t just Republicans, but a lot of Democrats and those on the Left, who responded with outrage at the suggestion that McCain might have provided aid to the Vietnamese in exchange for preferential treatment. That talk about his fellows prisoners saying he’d sold out the US was buried under indignation over the questioning of the honor of a POW.

And it was Republicans, not the left, that spread rumors of him having an illegitimate black daughter to torpedo his chances in the South Carolina primary…

374 Eventual Carrion  Jun 2, 2014 8:10:15am

re: #350 Killgore Trout

Bergdahl Deal Could Be First Step to Emptying Gitmo

Wonder how far behind Bush the Lesser he is in head count released from Gitmo?

375 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:10:49am

re: #371 Dr. Matt

Speaking of gun-toting, good guys:

MN man pulls shotgun on neighbor teaching daughter to ride bike: ‘I should have shot him

Arguments should be settled with firearms….the new NRA doctrine.

Great way to explain it to the police, Mr. Drake:

He admitted to drinking during the day but denied the alcohol had influenced his behavior.

376 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:11:33am

re: #372 lawhawk

Trump would have dealt with it by telling the Taliban “You’re fired!”

377 A Mom Anon  Jun 2, 2014 8:11:40am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s a reason Charlie Pierce calls Politico “Tiger Beat on the Potomac”. Yeah, Trump has all kinds of hostage negotiation skills, especially in dealing with the Taliban.

Good God.

379 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 8:16:08am

The same knuckle-dragging losers that are criticizing this 5 for 1 prisoner swap never uttered a word about the 1000 for 1 prisoner swap between Palestine and Israel

380 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 8:16:24am

re: #356 Targetpractice

Serious question, Killgore, do you view the Taliban as a terrorist organization?

Sure, I don’t think that’s in dispute, is it?

381 Amory Blaine  Jun 2, 2014 8:16:59am

We are drunk.

Wisconsin’s bar-to-grocery store ratio puts the rest of the country to shame

Drive around the state of Wisconsin and you’re probably more likely to come across a bar than a grocery store.
For Wisconsinites, this probably comes as no surprise, given the state’s well-documented culture of drinking. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel launched a multi-part series titled “Wasted in Wisconsin,” which documented just how drunk Wisconsinites tend to be, and how often they don’t know it.
Stacked up against the rest of the country, however, the picture is pretty stark. Wisconsin’s bars outnumber their grocery stores almost three to one, according to Google data mapped by FlowingData’s Nathan Yau.

Excelsior!

382 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 8:17:01am

re: #374 Eventual Carrion

Wonder how far behind Bush the Lesser he is in head count released from Gitmo?

Quite a bit.

384 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 8:17:33am

re: #377 A Mom Anon

There’s a reason Charlie Pierce calls Politico “Tiger Beat on the Potomac”. Yeah, Trump has all kinds of hostage negotiation skills, especially in dealing with the Taliban.

Good God.

LOL

Trump negotiating with the Taliban; “Mr Trump, either your signature or your brains are going to be on that document. Your choice. You have five seconds to decide.”

385 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 8:17:49am

re: #381 Amory Blaine

We are drunk.

Wisconsin’s bar-to-grocery store ratio puts the rest of the country to shame

Excelsior!

Wisconsin or Colorado is the better State to be in?

386 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 8:18:39am

That infographic is informative to a point. The Sandy Hook massacre involved a guy who killed his mother to take her legally acquired guns, which were then used to maximum effect in the elementary school.

So, even in that instance, you had a case where someone who legally owned guns ostensibly for their own protection was killed in order to perpetrate an even greater killing spree. What should have been a death knell for the whole nonsensical meme that a good guy with a gun beats a bad guy with a gun gets ignored even though the proximate cause for that massacre was the guy’s ability to take the guns his mother had legally purchased. Those guns made everyone less safe - not more so.

387 Amory Blaine  Jun 2, 2014 8:18:50am

re: #385 FemNaziBitch

Apparently the better state to be in is drunk and high.

//

388 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 8:19:17am

They say it’s going to be warm and wet in my part of the world today.

I’ll be inside, warm and congested.

Station: Chicago Area (Melrose Park), IL
Joseph G. Leija, MD FAAAAI
Station Head(s): Joseph G. Leija, MD FAAAAI
Date of Pollen and Mold Count: 06/02/2014

*********************************
Pollen & Mold Summary
*********************************
Trees: High Concentration
Weeds: Moderate Concentration
Grass: High Concentration
Mold: High Concentration

you?

389 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 8:19:50am

re: #387 Amory Blaine

Apparently the better state to be in is drunk and high.

//

You know, there are days …

390 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 8:20:46am

re: #380 Killgore Trout

Sure, I don’t think that’s in dispute, is it?

Apparently it is, because as of right now, the only major nation Wiki has listed as considering the Taliban a terrorist organization is Russia. Despite being at “war” for over a decade now, we have not seen fit to classify the other side as “terrorists” formally.

391 Skip Intro  Jun 2, 2014 8:21:04am

cre: #386 lawhawk

Oohh, I want one of each. Maybe two. And a couple of million rounds of ammo, because Second Amendment.

392 Amory Blaine  Jun 2, 2014 8:23:48am

Nighty night, bbl.

393 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:23:56am

God Bless America: Woman Arrested For Stealing A Bible From Walmart

In the most American of crimes, a South Carolina woman was arrested Saturday afternoon for stealing a Bible from Walmart.
According to cops, Frances Thomas, 33, was spotted by a store employee placing the Good Book in her purse while she was inside the Spartanburg store. Thomas … also allegedly pinched some cheese and socks.

394 wrenchwench  Jun 2, 2014 8:27:54am

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

… also allegedly pinched some cheese and socks.

She should have taken two loaves of bread and three fish.

395 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 8:29:01am

re: #390 Targetpractice

Apparently it is, because as of right now, the only major nation Wiki has listed as considering the Taliban a terrorist organization is Russia. Despite being at “war” for over a decade now, we have not seen fit to classify the other side as “terrorists” formally.

Interesting, I wouldn’t have guessed that. Boko Haram only got added last month. Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan has been on the list for a while but they don’t encompass all Taliban groups. So you are correct that the Taliban in its entirety is not technically designated as a terrorist group but many of the sub-groups they encompass are on the list.

396 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 8:30:17am

397 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 8:30:49am

BRB, gotta run to the store.

398 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 8:30:55am

Aren’t there organizations that give bibles away?

399 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 8:32:34am

re: #398 FemNaziBitch

Aren’t there organizations that give bibles away?

I would imagine there are; there certainly are groups that give away the Qur’an. You can actually write to the Saudi Embassy in the US and they’ll send you one.

400 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:34:32am

More information about the concert:
metmuseum.org

401 Romantic Heretic  Jun 2, 2014 8:34:45am

re: #328 darthstar

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Image: Nimbus.jpg

Wasn’t that the vehicle in Damnation Alley? Or maybe it’s one of the Mad Max movies I’m thinking of? /

402 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 8:34:56am

Firearm enthusiasts….this is driving me nuts. What is this? The sites looks like an FN-SCAR, but the stock and forward rail doesn’t look right. The magazine looks too small for an MP5.

403 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 8:39:16am

re: #401 Romantic Heretic

Wasn’t that the vehicle in Damnation Alley? Or maybe it’s one of the Mad Max movies I’m thinking of? /

The Damnation Alley vehicles had that weird triple-wheel arrangement.

en.wikipedia.org

404 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 8:41:35am

Stupidest Meme of the Day (but it’s still early)
“Bucks for a raise”—gets told Fuck You or gets fired
“Pays for his kids schooling”—through property taxes or private school tuition?

405 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 8:42:52am

re: #404 Pie-onist Overlord

Stupidest Meme of the Day (but it’s still early)
“Bucks for a raise”—gets told Fuck You or gets fired
“Pays for his kids schooling”—through property taxes or private school tuition?

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How can we forget them when they won’t stop whining?

406 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 8:51:39am

Operation American Spring returns, gathering in the tens to yell ‘Benghazi’ at the White House

Youtube Video

After watching the utter hilarity of that video, I am now convinced that OAS are progressives mocking the right.

407 allegro  Jun 2, 2014 8:57:21am

I just sent this email to Home Depot corporate office:

Dear Home Depot,

I want to thank you for making your standards clear by standing by Open Carry Texas and allowing customers to carry their rifles openly in your stores and parking lots. Sometimes it’s hard to decide where to shop since both your store and Lowe’s are convenient for me. I ask myself, “who has the best selection, prices, and services?” Until now, it never occurred to me to also ask “which company has policies in my best interest to keep me and my family safe while shopping?”

Now I know! I now know that shopping at Home Depot would add that extra added value of adventure being terrorized by insecure, paranoid, gun fetishists waving their arsenals about the pots and pansies! Wow! I can’t wait… to take all of my future business to your competitors. You have simplified my shopping experience. Thank you!

408 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 8:58:51am

I am all in favor of sending Donald Trump to Afghanistan as a negotiator.

And after the Taliban leaders stop laughing, they take him into a cave as a hostage and send a message that Trump won’t be coming back.

To which the Obama admin respond back…”Okay by us!”

: )

409 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:00:57am
410 makeitstop  Jun 2, 2014 9:01:06am

re: #406 Dr. Matt

Operation American Spring returns, gathering in the tens to yell ‘Benghazi’ at the White House

[Embedded content]

Video

After watching the utter hilarity of that video, I am now convinced that OAS are progressives mocking the right.

That’s what millions of protestors look like?
/

411 andres  Jun 2, 2014 9:03:17am

re: #408 ObserverArt

I am all in favor of sending Donald Trump to Afghanistan as a negotiator.

And after the Taliban leaders stop laughing, they take him into a cave as a hostage and send a message that Trump won’t be coming back.

To which the Obama admin respond back…”Okay by us!”

: )

I can imagine the conversation:

Taliban: “Mr. Obama, we are ready to negotiate for the release of Donald Trump.”

Obama: “Yes. What are your conditions?”

Taliban: “In exchange of accepting Trump in the USA, we will stop all aggressions against the USA and all go to a monastery.”

:P

412 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:07:34am
413 wrenchwench  Jun 2, 2014 9:10:37am

re: #254 Decatur Deb

{{{D. Deb}}}

414 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:10:48am
415 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 9:12:41am
416 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:14:00am
417 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:14:41am
418 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:15:20am

re: #254 Decatur Deb

littlegreenfootballs.com

Joys of Rustic Medicine Part Doo.

Had a good time at Bubba’s Top Notch Surgery and Bait Shop. Reasonable waiting time in the ER, a doc we know, a quick CT scan. Then it went bad—kidney stone trifecta, or as the doc called it ‘triplets’. I can handle that, at least it wasn’t cancer of the crotch. Then it went badder. ER sent me out at 10PM with a prescription for feel-good stuff to keep the little bastards at bay until tomorrow’s urology appointment. Did you know our town has TWO all-night pharmacies? Neither did the staff of either of them, who didn’t show up to turn off their “24 Hour” signs.

Call to Bait Shop:
‘“Yeah, we can give you another screaming meemie pain shot. (That one’s wearing off isn’t it?) You just have to come back through the ER and be re-admitted.”

I got a fifth of Tullamore Dew, and I’m going to drink it until I go NPO at midnight. If it doesn’t kill the pain, it will certainly give me a good hangover and highlight my Patient of the Year performance tomorrow.

If only I had a fuckn’ Confederate Minie ball to bite…

((((((Dec Deb)))))

419 The War TARDIS  Jun 2, 2014 9:16:19am

CNN’s article name for the abdication of Juan Carlos I:

Spain’s King Juan Carlos: I quit

Or, it could be that he is 76 years old, and wants out of the limelight and retire.

Honestly, CNN just seems to be a combination of politico .com and TMZ. Screw them.

420 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 2, 2014 9:16:55am

re: #409 FemNaziBitch

ggt selfie

OMG GGT is actually Slenderman. That explains so much, but also opens so many other questions….

RBS

421 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:17:35am

re: #420 RealityBasedSteve

OMG GGT is actually Slenderman. That explains so much, but also opens so many other questions….

RBS

WHAT????

422 Skip Intro  Jun 2, 2014 9:17:50am

re: #415 darthstar

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The whole article is worth a read just to remind yourself about the people John McCain has associated with his entire political career.

423 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:18:32am

re: #421 FemNaziBitch

WHAT????


Nevermind

I’d know nothing without LGF.

424 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:18:46am
425 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:19:39am
426 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 9:22:13am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

Stupidest Meme of the Day (but it’s still early)
“Bucks for a raise”—gets told Fuck You or gets fired
“Pays for his kids schooling”—through property taxes or private school tuition?
Read more at littlegreenfootballs.com

Tries to take out insurance but is turned down for a pre-existing condition

oops, some liberal fixed that!

427 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:22:24am

re: #350 Killgore Trout

Bergdahl Deal Could Be First Step to Emptying Gitmo

Why are those prisoners at Guantanamo Bay called “terrorists” when they haven’t even been charged or convicted yet?

428 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 9:24:14am

re: #427 Justanotherhuman

Why are those prisoners at Guantanamo Bay called “terrorists” when they haven’t even been charged or convicted yet?

Because if they weren’t why were they arrested and locked up in the first place?

429 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 9:24:28am

re: #427 Justanotherhuman

Why are those prisoners at Guantanamo Bay called “terrorists” when they haven’t even been charged or convicted yet?

Because calling them International Goodwill Ambassadors didn’t fit on the towels!!

430 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:26:04am

re: #428 Feline Fearless Leader

Because if they weren’t why were they arrested and locked up in the first place?

I at least got another chance to downding KT. : )

And why is Josh Rogin still working at Daily Beast? They just don’t care, either, do they? : )

431 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:27:21am

President Obama figure found hanging from Interstate 70 overpass
Bomb squad called to check out dummy, highway temporarily closed

Read more: kmbc.com

OAK GROVE, Mo. —A dummy constructed to look like President Obama was found hanging from an overpass on Interstate 70 near Oak Grove, Mo., early Monday morning.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said someone put a President Obama mask on the dummy and left it hanging over the westbound side of Interstate 70.

432 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:29:29am
“If at first you don’t succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.”
433 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 9:30:14am

re: #427 Justanotherhuman

Why are those prisoners at Guantanamo Bay called “terrorists” when they haven’t even been charged or convicted yet?

My cat hasn’t been convicted of being cute but that doesn’t change the nature of the beast.

434 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 9:32:25am

re: #431 Backwoods_Sleuth

President Obama figure found hanging from Interstate 70 overpass
Bomb squad called to check out dummy, highway temporarily closed

Read more: kmbc.com

I hope that it’s a very tasteless and clueless attempt at a joke. And that they find out who did it so that they may be educated and their stupidity properly rewarded.

435 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:32:36am

re: #433 Killgore Trout

My cat hasn’t been convicted of being cute but that doesn’t change the nature of the beast.

Oh, so generalization of prisoners is all right as well as a false analogy?

436 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:34:20am
437 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:34:56am

Moving on…the responses speak for themselves.

Former Vice President Al Gore on new EPA regulations: ‘Today’s announcement by the Obama administration to reduce our nation’s global warming pollution from power plants is the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in the country’s history’ - @nytimes
Read more on nytimes.com

38m
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on new EPA regulations: ‘The president’s plan is nuts, there’s really no more succinct way to describe it’ - via @NBCNews
End of alert

438 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 9:35:57am

re: #435 Justanotherhuman

Oh, so generalization of prisoners is all right as well as a false analogy?

No, but many of the gitmo prisoners are indeed terrorists. If they aren’t then why has Obama kept them imprisoned? As we’ve seen recently he can unilaterally fling open the gates and set them all free if he wants to. Look at the list of offenses the recently released prisoners, lots of nasty stuff much of which could be considered terrorism.

439 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:36:27am

This poor guy has gone through a lot. We may never know the extent of it.

Defense official says Bowe Bergdahl is in stable condition; ‘receiving treatment for conditions that require hospitalization’ - @NatSecCNN
End of alert

440 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 9:36:35am

re: #435 Justanotherhuman

Oh, so generalization of prisoners is all right as well as a false analogy?

Yep. Everyone knows that Greebo is just a big softy. A harmless kitten.
///

441 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 9:38:05am

re: #437 Justanotherhuman

Moving on…the responses speak for themselves.

Former Vice President Al Gore on new EPA regulations: ‘Today’s announcement by the Obama administration to reduce our nation’s global warming pollution from power plants is the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in the country’s history’ - @nytimes
Read more on nytimes.com

38m
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on new EPA regulations: ‘The president’s plan is nuts, there’s really no more succinct way to describe it’ - via @NBCNews
End of alert

John, if you don’t like the President’s plan, then get off your ass and offer one of your own. The EPA has no choice, it’s hands are tied under the Clean Air Act. It has spent years dragging its feet on this, to the point it had to be sued in court for refusal to regulate CO2 emissions.

442 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 9:38:25am

re: #440 Feline Fearless Leader

Yep. Everyone knows that Greebo is just a big softy. A harmless kitten.
///

Greta Greebo !?!?!
/

443 Kragar  Jun 2, 2014 9:40:04am
444 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 9:40:39am

Saying anybody who’s been housed in Gitmo must be a terrorist is a might like saying anybody who’s ever been jailed must be guilty of something. Who needs judges and courts when we can simply have cops make the decision about who’s guilty and who’s innocent?

445 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 9:40:40am

It has never occurred to Janie, who never worked a day in her life, that people earning below poverty level do not have a means to live within. What a horrible human being she is.

446 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:41:34am

Greenwald continues to attack the MSM and Pres Obama.

447 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 9:41:38am

re: #445 Pie-onist Overlord

It has never occurred to Janie, who ever worked a day in her life, that people earning below poverty level do not have a means to live within. What a horrible human being she is.

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“Live within your means” is a polite way of saying that poor folks should accept being poor.

448 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:41:45am
449 Kragar  Jun 2, 2014 9:43:30am

re: #445 Pie-onist Overlord

It has never occurred to Janie, who never worked a day in her life, that people earning below poverty level do not have a means to live within. What a horrible human being she is.

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450 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 9:44:06am

re: #444 Targetpractice

Saying anybody who’s been housed in Gitmo must be a terrorist is a might like saying anybody who’s ever been jailed must be guilty of something. Who needs judges and courts when we can simply have cops make the decision about who’s guilty and who’s innocent?

Or save tons of money by letting the Great Greenwald decide what the government should and should not classify as secret?
// (dripping)

451 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 9:44:48am

re: #447 Targetpractice

“Live within your means” is a polite way of saying that poor folks should accept being poor.

HURR HURR TEH POORS SHOULD NOT HAVE TEH CELLPHONES, TEH TEEVEES OR TEH INTERNETS!!!! THEY SHOULD BE THRILLED THEY HAS TEH FRIDGE & TEH MICROWAVES!!!!!!

452 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:45:59am

re: #445 Pie-onist Overlord

It has never occurred to Janie, who never worked a day in her life, that people earning below poverty level do not have a means to live within. What a horrible human being she is.

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Enough of that idiot. Just let me know when this privileged racist without a clue has to live at the poverty level and admits she enjoys it.

453 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 9:47:21am

I love this stuff!
Youtube Video

454 Kragar  Jun 2, 2014 9:49:24am
455 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:49:50am

re: #452 Justanotherhuman

Enough of that idiot. Just let me know when this privileged racist without a clue has to live at the poverty level and admits she enjoys it.

I think Janie’s closest experience to living in poverty is the day when the poolboy fails to show up.

456 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 9:50:13am

re: #441 Targetpractice

The President is acting on the US Supreme Court’s ruling that authorizes the EPA to initiate the rules process to deal with these emissions. It’s not coming out of thin air.

But the GOP isn’t acting in good faith and isn’t a negotiating partner when it comes to this, or pretty much anything else that Congress is supposed to be acting on.

The GOP is anti-science (Boehner claims he’s not qualified to legislate on this because “science”). Umm, that’s the job of Congress - and he and the rest of the GOP have all the scientists and experts available to inform them of the state of the science and the climate. It’s indisputable despite claims from the energy lobby and right wing that climate change isn’t happening, isn’t due to human actions, and/or that there’s nothing we can do to stop it.

We can certainly reduce our emissions and reduce what we’re polluting in the environment, but they simply don’t care. States will still be able to figure out how to do this on their own - but they’ve got to reduce the emissions in-state by 30%.

457 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:51:04am

re: #456 lawhawk

458 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 9:51:11am
459 CuriousLurker  Jun 2, 2014 9:53:26am

re: #395 Killgore Trout

Interesting, I wouldn’t have guessed that. Boko Haram only got added last month. Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan has been on the list for a while but they don’t encompass all Taliban groups. So you are correct that the Taliban in its entirety is not technically designated as a terrorist group but many of the sub-groups they encompass are on the list.

The Taliban doesn’t operate as as an centralized umbrella type organization encompassing sub-groups. According to an article jointly written by officers from the Pakistani & U.S. Army and published in 2008:

The Taliban organization is a network of franchises, an arrangement that fits well with tribal traditions. A small militant group begins calling itself “the local Taliban.” It gains some form of recognition from the central Taliban hierarchy in return for its support and cooperation. The new cell supports Taliban grand strategy, but retains local freedom of action. This modus operandi preserves tribal loyalties and territorial boundaries.

The Taliban: An Organizational Analysis (PDF) - Page 8

The Taliban allies with (and uses fighters from) other groups, however those groups shouldn’t be considered Taliban sub-groups. Don’t take my word for it though. Here are some links if you’re truly concerned about the issue and interested in being able to discuss it with some accuracy:

The Taliban in Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations, 25-Feb-14

Serious Leadership Rifts Emerge in Afghan Taliban - Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, 28-Nov-12

The Taliban - Mapping Militant Organizations, Stanford University, 28-Nov-12

460 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 9:53:51am

re: #453 FemNaziBitch

I love this stuff!
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Video

Worst.Lip Sync.Ever

461 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:54:06am
462 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 9:55:29am

Meanwhile, in Kentucky today:

463 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 9:55:35am

re: #454 Kragar

Looks like a diocese that needs its leadership turned over. They don’t seem to be taking their job as a “shepherd” or moral leader very seriously.

464 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 9:57:52am

re: #462 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meanwhile, in Kentucky today:

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you can tell this is a bear,

or someone in a fur coat sneaking home from a late night binge!

465 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 9:58:33am

re: #458 Pie-onist Overlord

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Brain dead egg donor.

466 Targetpractice  Jun 2, 2014 10:00:08am

re: #461 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The rest of the Security Council really needs to just sit there, look at the Russian representative, and say “Are you fucking serious?”

467 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 10:00:15am

I am so much enjoying this twitter account.

468 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 10:00:15am

re: #459 CuriousLurker

The Haqqani network, which is a FTE for US purposes, works with the Taliban and is considered an affiliated group. It also works with al Qaeda, and it’s considered one of the most dangerous of the Taliban/al Qaeda groups.

469 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 10:02:15am

Is it called a haboob there, too?

470 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:02:19am

re: #443 Kragar

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Pathetic

471 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:05:05am

re: #463 Feline Fearless Leader

Looks like a diocese that needs its leadership turned over. They don’t seem to be taking their job as a “shepherd” or moral leader very seriously.

Because that is not how they view their “calling”. They are above us.

*spit*

472 CuriousLurker  Jun 2, 2014 10:05:06am

re: #468 lawhawk

The Haqqani network, which is a FTE for US purposes, works with the Taliban and is considered an affiliated group. It also works with al Qaeda, and it’s considered one of the most dangerous of the Taliban/al Qaeda groups.

Exactly. An affiliated group isn’t the same as a sub-group—if it was, then I reckon the Taliban would be on the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list.

473 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 10:05:28am

re: #430 Justanotherhuman

I at least got another chance to downding KT. : )

And why is Josh Rogin still working at Daily Beast? They just don’t care, either, do they? : )

Well. At least you have a hobby!

Ever try collecting stamps ??

474 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jun 2, 2014 10:05:52am

re: #454 Kragar

We’re not liable, because molesting boys not part of priest’s official duties

Tend to young people’s physical and spiritual well being is however…

475 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 10:06:09am

re: #469 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is it called a haboob there, too?

NOOOOOOO!! It was ALWAYS called a sandstorm up until that usurper-in-chief stole the election…..twice!

476 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:06:42am

re: #474 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Tend to young people’s physical and spiritual well being is however…

NO, No, No, only their eternal soul matters. The body is nothing. No child can be created, therefore, no crime.

477 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 2, 2014 10:06:56am

re: #464 sattv4u2

you can tell this is a bear,

or someone in a fur coat sneaking home from a late night binge!

Doing the “Crawl of Shame”….

RBS

478 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:07:24am

Of course there isn’t. Dudebros don’t do Black.

479 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:08:21am

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough: White House consulted ‘for years’ with Congress on Bowe Bergdahl, Guantanamo prisoner exchange; says it ‘should not have been a surprise’ - @MikeDorning
End of alert

480 wrenchwench  Jun 2, 2014 10:08:33am

re: #446 Justanotherhuman

Greenwald continues to attack the MSM and Pres Obama.


481 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 10:08:57am

re: #472 CuriousLurker

It also goes to how a group gets on the FTE list.

Legal Criteria for Designation under Section 219 of the INA as amended

1. It must be a foreign organization.

2. The organization must engage in terrorist activity, as defined in section 212 (a)(3)(B) of the INA (8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(3)(B)),* or terrorism, as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. § 2656f(d)(2)),** or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism.

3.The organization’s terrorist activity or terrorism must threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security (national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests) of the United States.

482 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 10:09:45am

re: #480 wrenchwench

But I thought information needed to be free!
And transparent!

483 wrenchwench  Jun 2, 2014 10:12:11am

re: #482 Backwoods_Sleuth

But I thought information needed to be free!
And transparent!

Only if Greenwald says it should be free.

Please place your facts in the queue for evaluation.

484 b.d.  Jun 2, 2014 10:12:56am

REMEMBER ALL OF THE OUTRAGE WE SHOWED WHEN THEY THREW JUDY MILLER IN JAIL FOR NOT IDENTIFYING A SOURCE!?!?!?!

485 CuriousLurker  Jun 2, 2014 10:15:00am

re: #481 lawhawk

It also goes to how a group gets on the FTE list.

Yeah, I was just reading the list yesterday, which is why I knew the Taliban wasn’t on it. I even tried reading the U.S. Code definitions here, but it made my eyes bleed so I tried here and here. The latter were easier on the eyes, but a bit difficult to digest for a layman like myself.

486 CuriousLurker  Jun 2, 2014 10:16:39am

Obdi, if you’re still here I found something yesterday that you might be interested in. Hang on—let me go get the bookmark…

487 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:16:48am

re: #482 Backwoods_Sleuth

But I thought information needed to be free!
And transparent!

Lest we forget, Risen has been sucked into the Godwald vortex. Example, this piece from the other day, written with Laura Poitras:

N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

nytimes.com

488 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:17:42am

Oklahoma Governor Sides With John Birchers On Minimum Wage

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a ban on minimum wage increases this Monday. Defending her remarkable decision, Fallin issued a press release that indulges all the usual thoroughly-debunked talking points, including the long-discredited notion that only teenagers have minimum wage jobs.

????

How is this legal?

489 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 2, 2014 10:19:21am

re: #487 Justanotherhuman

Lest we forget, Risen has been sucked into the Godwald vortex. Example, this piece from the other day, written with Laura Poitras:

N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

nytimes.com

490 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 10:19:42am

re:
#488
FemNaziBitch

Real woman of the people, that Mary Fallin is. //

491 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 10:22:12am
492 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:23:57am

So, let me get this straight. Jeffrey Sterling, a Black CIA agent who filed a race discrimination suit against the agency and was subsequently found to have revealed top secret info to James Risen, never leaving his country of birth, is left to blow in the wind by those who used him, and has to face the consequences on his own and take his lumps?

Meanwhile, Whitey Snowden, a low level nobody who stole top secret documents as a contractor for the NSA and defects to Russia, becomes a “hero” and is the subject of untold lines of reportage of all types?

493 CuriousLurker  Jun 2, 2014 10:30:15am

So I was looking for something else altogether when I stumbled across this. After reading it I figured some of you guys would find it interesting since it approaches the topic of Jihad from a methodical, secular, scholarly, Western viewpoint. It was even interesting to me because as a Muslim I (obviously) don’t tend to regard the subject with the same detachment.

There’s a PDF of the full article at the link:

Conceptions of War in Islamic Legal Theory and Practice

Abstract

The term Jihad, meaning Muslim ‘holy war,’ is a powerful symbol in contemporary society, signifying not only radical violence but the clash of Islamic and Western societies. The demonization and reduction of Islam in popular American culture, particularly with respect to suicide bombings and Political Islam, suggests that Islam is an inherently violent or extremist religion. A brief reading of current studies of the Qur’anic stance on war and violence, however, suggests that the Qur’an supports pragmatism and conservatism regarding the use of force. The Qur’an legitimates the use of force when it is necessary to defend the Muslim community against non-believers, but provides a detailed framework for ethical conduct in war. Islamic legal justifications for war arose in societies in which war was a practical reality; the development of Islamic just war theories occurred as a mechanism for reconciling theory and practice. […]

Okay, back to work… Later.

494 Kragar  Jun 2, 2014 10:30:31am
496 Lancelot Link  Jun 2, 2014 10:31:24am

So, after I clicked a link in this very comment section, ebay ads started popping up on other sites for the alesis air-fx device. I don’t think the NSA is paying any attention to me online, but I know for a fact that Greenwald’s employer is!

497 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 10:31:59am

re: #479 Justanotherhuman

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough: White House consulted ‘for years’ with Congress on Bowe Bergdahl, Guantanamo prisoner exchange; says it ‘should not have been a surprise’

Then doesn’t that raise the question about the 30 day notice to congress?

498 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:33:20am

re: #494 Kragar

[Embedded content]

But, it thought he was a heathen unbeliever advocating banishing all religion from the face of the earth?

//*spit*

499 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 10:33:51am

re: #495 Varek Raith

NRA slams ‘downright scary’ Open Carry Texas gun lovers: They ‘crossed the line’
Morons, you created this monster.

The GOP has the nutbags in the teabagger party, and now the (already radical) NRA has the open carry nutbags. This is what happens when you don’t control and suffocate the fringes.

500 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:34:23am

re: #495 Varek Raith

NRA slams ‘downright scary’ Open Carry Texas gun lovers: They ‘crossed the line’
Morons, you created this monster.

Playing a very complex symphony that reaches it’s crescendo on election day.

501 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 10:34:25am

SHOCKA!!!

Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing story to be filmed by Oliver Stone
theguardian.com

502 CuriousLurker  Jun 2, 2014 10:35:12am

re: #144 Rightwingconspirator

And of course…

CL hope ya see this later…
You know what might be fun for a few of us? Put a classic looking RAW image up in a dropbox. Then let a few of us take a swing at post. Winner gets the updings. Might be a fun way to swap tricks and tips.

Sure, I’m game. Prolly won’t have time till the weekend though.

Gotta run—email or DM me later, when you have time.

504 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:36:30am

So much for Risen’s “ethics”.

Evidently Sterling had been passing James Risen info about Iran for several years, expecting a story to be reported in the NYT.

Instead, it appears the NYT may have declined to publish the info, so Risen used it to write a book and make money.

ETA link.

washingtonpost.com

505 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:36:41am

need moar coffee

506 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 10:38:13am

FINALLY
The answer to the question Whatever Became Of Imelda Marcos!!

Police confiscate $3M worth of shoes from Ky. home

Read more: myfoxdc.com
Follow us: @fox5newsdc on Twitter | myfoxdc on Facebook

507 Varek Raith  Jun 2, 2014 10:38:37am
508 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 10:39:37am

re: #507 Varek Raith

I’ll start the grill!

That’s going to take a lot of dry rub!

509 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 10:40:53am

re: #488 FemNaziBitch

Oklahoma Governor Sides With John Birchers On Minimum Wage

????

How is this legal?

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is failin’ her constituents. Hopefully as this heartless governing keeps occurring more and more people are getting the true picture of some of these conservatives and dump them next election go-round.

I’m hoping not everyone holds to the party line and starts to realize they need to send a strong message if they want a realistic Republican party in the future. They sure as hell don’t have one now.

510 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:43:29am

Of course he is.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, is calling for a Senate Armed Services hearing on the Taliban prisoner swap - @jameshohmann
End of alert

511 b_sharp  Jun 2, 2014 10:44:16am

re: #508 Dr. Matt

That’s going to take a lot of dry rub!

That’s just a Gus shop.

512 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 10:46:47am

re: #497 sattv4u2


White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough: White House consulted ‘for years’ with Congress on Bowe Bergdahl, Guantanamo prisoner exchange; says it ‘should not have been a surprise’

Then doesn’t that raise the question about the 30 day notice to congress?

No, it goes more to the Republicans will turn everything into a political football. They probably know of the negotiations, they probably know of the ability of Obama to use executive powers, but they also know they can cry about it and get miles of negative attacks on Obama.

I guess you haven’t been watching the last 6 years or so.

513 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 10:48:02am

re: #503 Dr. Matt

Incredible ‘Star Wars’ Set Pictures Show New Creature

Looks like - as the article noted - there may be more use of practical effects vs CGI, which is nice to see.

Even though it wasn’t exactly the best film ever, if you recall the blowing up of the White House in Independence Day, that was good old-fashioned practical effects and pyrotechnics. Which made that scene work - the eye can detect CG vs optical miniatures.

514 Kragar  Jun 2, 2014 10:49:34am

re: #507 Varek Raith

I’ll start the grill!

“Manned by 5 man crew”

Mein gott! They’re going animatronic, live action and not CGI?

This might not end up being craptastic

515 Varek Raith  Jun 2, 2014 10:50:58am

re: #514 Kragar

“Manned by 5 man crew”

Mein gott! They’re going animatronic, live action and not CGI?

This might not end up being craptastic

Seriously. CGI is completely overdone and bad.
The original Jurassic Park and Terminator 2 had better CG effects than the stuff today.

516 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 10:53:58am

re: #512 ObserverArt

No, it goes more to the Republicans will turn everything into a political football. They probably know of the negotiations, they probably know of the ability of Obama to use executive powers, but they also know they can cry about it and get miles of negative attacks on Obama.

I guess you haven’t been watching the last 6 years or so.

Yes, see #510.

518 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 10:55:03am

re: #514 Kragar

re: #515 Varek Raith

Like this scene from The Dark Knight Rises which is mostly practical effects and stuntwork.

Youtube Video

James Bond, eat your heart out.

519 Eventual Carrion  Jun 2, 2014 10:55:06am

re: #444 Targetpractice

Saying anybody who’s been housed in Gitmo must be a terrorist is a might like saying anybody who’s ever been jailed must be guilty of something. Who needs judges and courts when we can simply have cops make the decision about who’s guilty and who’s innocent?

Or some neighbor that doesn’t like you label you as such.

520 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 10:56:18am
521 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 10:57:00am
522 sattv4u2  Jun 2, 2014 10:58:03am

bbl

523 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 10:59:28am

re: #507 Varek Raith

I’ll start the grill!

Damn Beast!

I have garlic

524 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 10:59:30am

re:
#494
Kragar

You mean they aren’t already? And when is Obama finally going to get around to taking everyone’s guns? This delay is ridiculous. //

525 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 11:00:32am

re: #516 Justanotherhuman

Yes, see #510.

I would only be surprised if Lindsey did not call for a Senate Armed Services hearing.

Both he and McCain have atrophied brains from drinking too much of that nasty tea crap. All they have left is knee jerk automatic responses controlled by the brain stem.

526 b_sharp  Jun 2, 2014 11:00:42am

re: #524 Bulworth

re:
#494
Kragar

You mean they aren’t already? And when is Obama finally going to get around to taking everyone’s guns? This delay is ridiculous. //

Sneaky bastard is waiting until nobody is looking.

527 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 11:01:33am

I’m too freakin’ old.

528 lawhawk  Jun 2, 2014 11:02:04am

re: #518 Dr Lizardo

The Inception tumbling fight is another practical effect - they had the set on rigs to go round and round.

Youtube Video

529 HoosierHoops  Jun 2, 2014 11:02:40am

Greetings Lizards! Fishing in the North woods lately

530 wrenchwench  Jun 2, 2014 11:04:33am

re: #527 FemNaziBitch

I’m too freakin’ old.

[Embedded content]

Did you see what’s showing on it? The 19th Amendment: Women’s Suffrage.

Who knows, might be a copy of The Origin of Species in there too!

531 ObserverArt  Jun 2, 2014 11:05:09am

re: #529 HoosierHoops

Greetings Lizards! Fishing in the North woods lately

Hey Hoops!

Say, if you get too many Walleye, can you hard freeze some and send them down this way to Columbus Ohio?

(hint…mouth-watering…hint)

532 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 11:06:09am

This gives me a sad after all the years of Cannon’s public service, but it is what it is.

Former Mayor Cannon signs plea deal, has hearing Tuesday

wbtv.com

533 allegro  Jun 2, 2014 11:06:23am

re: #529 HoosierHoops

Greetings Lizards! Fishing in the North woods lately

Well, someone has to do it. Does Winston have his own li’l guppy pole?

534 William Barnett-Lewis  Jun 2, 2014 11:07:01am

re: #529 HoosierHoops

Greetings Lizards! Fishing in the North woods lately

Finding some of the good stuff about being up here?

535 Ed E. Lishus  Jun 2, 2014 11:07:11am

re: #515 Varek Raith

Jurassic Park is a good example because it leverages CGI without using it as a crutch. It still employs “old school” effects, IIRC a lot of the shots with T-Rex are animatronics. But the producers used CGI to accomplish what optical effects could not, which is to make the dinosaurs and their movements real enough to suspend disbelief. That should be the goal of any high concept movie, but alas it seems filmmakers are too lazy and too quick to get product to market to care.

536 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 11:09:15am

re: #515 Varek Raith

Seriously. CGI is completely overdone and bad.
.

Yup. See: The Last Crusade/Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

537 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 11:10:06am

re: #528 lawhawk

The Inception tumbling fight is another practical effect - they had the set on rigs to go round and round.

[Embedded content]

Video

Christopher Nolan is well-known for his preference for practical effects over CGI; I have little doubt that’s why his films are so popular, apart from good writing and taut directing.

538 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 11:10:10am

re:
#495
Varek Raith

“First they came for the lovers of Open Carry, but because I was not a lover of Open Carry….”

///

539 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 11:12:27am

Did U know that the first thing HitlerStalinMaoPolPot did before taking away all the gunz was to ban Open Carry? Look it up on the Google—I don’t have time to do all UR research for U!!11!

540 Mike Lamb  Jun 2, 2014 11:13:10am

re: #527 FemNaziBitch

I’m too freakin’ old.

[Embedded content]

Wait until they have holographic Jesus administering oaths in Aramaic…

541 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 11:13:15am

re: #517 Varek Raith

Snowden’s Credibility Problem Worsens as Whistleblowing Email Story Blows Up

And we’re also not supposed to believe he still has NSA docs with him.

Bullshit.

542 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 11:14:35am

re: #529 HoosierHoops

Greetings Lizards! Fishing in the North woods lately

Staying after all? : )

543 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 11:14:49am

re: #526 b_sharp

Sneaky bastard is waiting until nobody is looking.

So Obama is the Weeping Angel of gun control?
O_O

544 Lancelot Link  Jun 2, 2014 11:14:59am

re: #515 Varek Raith

i saw the new Godzilla movie & i think they looked better 50 years ago.

545 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 11:15:09am

re: #528 lawhawk

The Inception tumbling fight is another practical effect - they had the set on rigs to go round and round.

[Embedded content]

Video

And of course, this, also from Christopher Nolan, where he accomplished a great scene flipping a semi….

by flipping a damned semi.

Youtube Video

546 allegro  Jun 2, 2014 11:15:23am

re: #541 Justanotherhuman

And we’re also not supposed to believe he still has NSA docs with him.

Bullshit.

Actually, that I believe. Pretty sure the Russians took ‘em.

547 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 11:18:11am
548 freetoken  Jun 2, 2014 11:18:54am

re: #527 FemNaziBitch

Jeff Bezos now has ambassadors?

549 HoosierHoops  Jun 2, 2014 11:21:08am

re: #534 William Barnett-Lewis

Finding some of the good stuff about being up here?

Fishing Fishing Fishing…Great dinners.. It’s finally warm
Regards..

550 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 11:21:20am
551 jaunte  Jun 2, 2014 11:22:30am
“Team Snowden long ago transitioned from jumping the shark to taking up permanent residence in a levitating capsule in the airspace above the shark”
thedailybanter.com
552 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 11:22:38am

re: #550 darthstar

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Good answer

553 Varek Raith  Jun 2, 2014 11:22:55am

re: #551 jaunte

Lol.

554 darthstar  Jun 2, 2014 11:23:49am

re: #527 FemNaziBitch

I’m too freakin’ old.

[Embedded content]

555 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 11:24:58am

bbl

556 FemNaziBitch  Jun 2, 2014 11:25:14am

re: #554 darthstar

[Embedded content]

LOTR and Tom Sawyer!!!

557 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 11:26:22am

re: #554 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Why am I relieved that she’s not the one with the polka dot nail job? : )

558 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 11:27:48am

re: #546 allegro

Actually, that I believe. Pretty sure the Russians took ‘em.

Oh, yeah. That. : )

559 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 11:28:44am

re: #556 FemNaziBitch

LOTR and Tom Sawyer!!!

Atlas Shrugged and Wind In The Willows!

560 jaunte  Jun 2, 2014 11:28:54am

FBI spokesperson Peter Lee said at a press conference Sunday that the FBI is looking for Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, a San Francisco resident, for possession of explosive material at his residence.

Chamberlain is 6’ 3” tall, weighs 225 lbs and has blue eyes and brown hair, according to Lee. He was last seen south of San Francisco Sunday, driving a white 2008 Nissan Altima with a California or Texas license plates of either 7FQY085 or BX9M042. He is believed to be wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and is considered armed and dangerous, Lee said.
nbcnews.com

561 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 11:31:51am

re: #545 Dr Lizardo

And of course, this, also from Christopher Nolan, where he accomplished a great scene flipping a semi….

by flipping a damned semi.

[Embedded content]

I saw a minivan flip over twice this weekend. Happened behind me near West Chester - heard brake squeal and looked into rear mirror to see a minivan go over a low concrete divider roll over twice and come to a halt on a broad shoulder in an upright position. Some smoke, and a lot of dust.

Luckily the location was pretty close to both a hospital and a fire station. No idea on the extent of injuries or damage since I am having little luck finding mention of it via Google searches.

562 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 11:32:49am

True?

563 jaunte  Jun 2, 2014 11:34:09am

re: #562 Dr. Matt

2009 quote:
thesarahpalinblog.com

564 Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 2, 2014 11:35:06am

re: #562 Dr. Matt

So do we call that dumbwashing?

565 jaunte  Jun 2, 2014 11:35:22am

re: #562 Dr. Matt

2014 quote:
politico.com

566 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 11:35:47am

re: #563 jaunte

2009 quote:
thesarahpalinblog.com

Ugh. She’s so despicable.

567 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 11:36:30am

re: #563 jaunte

2009 quote:
thesarahpalinblog.com

Better find a way to save it - wouldn’t surprise me if that got scrubbed.

568 HoosierHoops  Jun 2, 2014 11:36:47am

re: #563 jaunte

2009 quote:
thesarahpalinblog.com

What up Bro? Nice to see ya

569 Mattand  Jun 2, 2014 11:37:48am

re: #561 Feline Fearless Leader

I saw a minivan flip over twice this weekend. Happened behind me near West Chester - heard brake squeal and looked into rear mirror to see a minivan go over a low concrete divider roll over twice and come to a halt on a broad shoulder in an upright position. Some smoke, and a lot of dust.

Luckily the location was pretty close to both a hospital and a fire station. No idea on the extent of injuries or damage since I am having little luck finding mention of it via Google searches.

Ugh. Hope no one was hurt. Sounds like 202.

570 jaunte  Jun 2, 2014 11:37:54am

re: #568 HoosierHoops

Hey there, I hope you’re feeling a bit warmer today!

571 Dr. Matt  Jun 2, 2014 11:38:43am

How many times have conservatives claimed they are “ashamed to be an American” because we elected Teh Scurry Black Man?

572 jaunte  Jun 2, 2014 11:39:14am

re: #567 Dr Lizardo

Better find a way to save it - wouldn’t surprise me if that got scrubbed.

Looks like that blog is getting a little more traffic than usual:

573 Killgore Trout  Jun 2, 2014 11:39:30am

Looks like the Taliban might have been eager to get rid of him
Freed soldier: Pentagon concluded Bergdahl left his unit, but US never gave up on freeing him

Two officials said Monday that the Taliban may have been concerned about his health, as well, since the U.S. had sent the message that it would respond harshly if any harm befell him in captivity.

574 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 11:39:42am

re: #563 jaunte

2009 quote:
thesarahpalinblog.com

Because The Simpleton thought that just because he was from Idaho and had been stationed in AK that he probably had tea party ideals? Don’t forget, The Simpleton was actually born in Idaho and moved to AK as a baby. She now lives off and on in AK and AZ with forays into wherever someone will pay her.

575 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 11:41:06am

re: #572 jaunte

Looks like that blog is getting a little more traffic than usual:[Embedded image]

Interesting…..that hit from Bruntal, which isn’t far from where I live. Most likely, that was me.

576 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 11:47:20am

re: #569 Mattand

Ugh. Hope no one was hurt. Sounds like 202.

Was on PA 3 right at the 202 intersection. Not sure what triggered it, just saw the car go over the divider from the west bound lanes, tumble across the east bound lanes and end up on the shoulder. Anyone not belted in would have been tossed around heavily.

577 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 11:48:40am

re:
#571
Dr.Matt

But we libtards can never say we’re “ashamed to be an American” in response to anything, else our records get smashed, we get called ‘traitors’, etc.

578 Bulworth  Jun 2, 2014 11:54:14am

“You blew it again, Barack Obama,” she concluded, “by negotiating away any leverage against the bad guys as these bad guys – Osama Bin Laden’s partners in evil crime – joyfully celebrate their ‘win’ in the deal you sealed.”

“bad guys”

Is she a child?

“evil crime”

Maybe there’s a ‘righteous’ crime, or a ‘lovely’ crime…

579 Eventual Carrion  Jun 2, 2014 11:56:33am

re: #487 Justanotherhuman

Lest we forget, Risen has been sucked into the Godwald vortex. Example, this piece from the other day, written with Laura Poitras:

N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

nytimes.com

Hmmm. Wouldn’t it be more productive to digitize the photos from mug shots, or surveillance tapes and photos, or even all those security cameras that are everywhere. At least that is targeting the suspected criminals, rather than getting 20,000 nothings for every “bad” person you might just stumble across.

Note: I know doing what they are suggesting is being down is a waste of LE/processor time, but it makes a good scare tactic. But jsut to be safe I should get under cover since the sky is falling.,

580 Ding-an-sich Wannabe  Jun 2, 2014 11:56:41am

re: #433 Killgore Trout

My cat hasn’t been convicted of being cute but that doesn’t change the nature of the beast.

So “terrorist” is in the eye of the beholder, like being cute is?

581 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 11:58:32am
582 Eventual Carrion  Jun 2, 2014 12:00:43pm

re: #494 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Will they have a cutout of him and pray to it like the little christian kids did with Bush the Lesser at summer camp?

583 Pie-onist Overlord  Jun 2, 2014 12:02:05pm

YOUR SIDE LOST LOUIE

584 Justanotherhuman  Jun 2, 2014 12:02:21pm

re: #579 Eventual Carrion

Hmmm. Wouldn’t it be more productive to digitize the photos from mug shots, or surveillance tapes and photos, or even all those security cameras that are everywhere. At least that is targeting the suspected criminals, rather than getting 20,000 nothings for every “bad” person you might just stumble across.

Note: I know doing what they are suggesting is being down is a waste of LE/processor time, but it makes a good scare tactic. But jsut to be safe I should get under cover since the sky is falling.,

Well, I suppose if they knew where the targets hung out or if they had ever been arrested, sure. But that isn’t the case for those who are careful and perhaps are not even in this country.

585 b.d.  Jun 2, 2014 12:04:20pm

re: #583 Pie-onist Overlord

YOUR SIDE LOST LOUIE

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Baby steps for Louie, admitting the war is over is a huge deal for him.

586 Dr Lizardo  Jun 2, 2014 12:06:40pm

God help us. God help us all.

Oliver Stone signs on to direct Edward Snowden biopic: ‘It is one of the greatest stories of our time’

nydailynews.com

587 Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 2, 2014 12:08:26pm

re: #586 Dr Lizardo

God help us. God help us all.

Oliver Stone signs on to direct Edward Snowden biopic: ‘It is one of the greatest stories of our time’

nydailynews.com

Does Greenwald don his Power Armor of Righteousness and fly to Snowden’s rescue as the NSA fires rockets into his seaside house/research facility.

588 RealityBasedSteve  Jun 2, 2014 12:12:48pm

re: #507 Varek Raith

I’ll start the grill!

and it’s hooves do not appear to be cloven. (at least not as I understand the term)

RBS


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