FBI Vacates Apple Court Date, Says They May Be Able to Crack Terrorist’s Phone

After threatening and trying to strongarm Apple into writing special code that would let them unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, today the FBI suddenly announced they may be able to unlock it without Apple’s help.

The FBI says that on Sunday, an “outside party” demonstrated to the FBI a “possible method for unlocking” Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone.

The court filing adds, “Testing is required to determine whether this is a viable method that will not compromise data on Farook’s iPhone. If the method is viable, it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc.”

The court date set for tomorrow has now been vacated.

This is an interesting development; I’m not sure it’s good news that the FBI may be able to crack Apple’s security technology.

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238 comments

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 4:58:58pm

Sorry to go off topic so fast, but has anyone seen this story by Daily Caller? Take a look and tell me if you see the same problem with it I do.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 4:59:32pm

re: #1 b_sharp

Sorry to go off topic so fast, but has anyone seen this story by Daily Caller? Take a look and tell me if you see the same problem with it I do.

It’s hacked together recut crap?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 21, 2016 • 4:59:58pm

Techdirt’s take:

This could mean a variety of different things… including that the DOJ is looking for a way “out” of this case without setting the precedent it doesn’t want, after discovering that the case and public opinion didn’t seem to be going the way the DOJ had hoped it was going to go when it first brought it last month. Either way, there’s never a dull moment in this case…

Update: And the judge has accepted the request, meaning the hearing is off. The DOJ put out a statement trying to spin this as being about how they’re just really interested in getting into this one phone and not about setting a precedent:

Our top priority has always been gaining access into the phone used by the terrorist in San Bernardino. With this goal in mind, the FBI has continued in its efforts to gain access to the phone without Apple’s assistance, even during a month-long period of litigation with the company. As a result of these efforts, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI this past weekend a possible method for unlocking the phone. We must first test this method to ensure that it doesn’t destroy the data on the phone, but we remain cautiously optimistic. That is why we asked the court to give us some time to explore this option. If this solution works, it will allow us to search the phone and continue our investigation into the terrorist attack that killed 14 people and wounded 22 people.

Of course, that statement is more misleading bullshit from the DOJ. It’s pretty clear that the DOJ is just trying to get out of this case as it’s realized that the original plan completely backfired, and they were likely to lose.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:00:25pm

Richard Clarke was on teevee the other day saying that ‘of course they can unlock it; they just want the precedent of making tech companies comply with demands.’

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:02:57pm

re: #2 Testy Toad T

It’s hacked together recut crap?

No, it’s a giant quote mine. They’re actively trying to direct people’s interpretation of Clinton’s words by poisoning the well in their headline while still including all of Clinton’s context. It’s worked on a few Bernie supporters already.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:03:30pm

re: #1 b_sharp

Sorry to go off topic so fast, but has anyone seen this story by Daily Caller? Take a look and tell me if you see the same problem with it I do.

We were talking about it in the previous thread - it’s yet another deceptively edited video. Clinton was talking about the economic crash when he said “awful legacy of the last eight years,” not the Obama presidency.

Right wingers just never stop lying.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:03:36pm

It’s entirely plausible that they’ve found some way to unlock the phone. I believe there was an article I saw just the other day that showed how to unlock an iPhone without the key code. That being said, it’s clear that the DOJ didn’t expect the backlash they’re getting from asking a tech company to bend over and give it to them. In that regard, they probably could’ve done better than to ask Apple, which has a generally positive reputation, both within the tech community and without.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:05:04pm

Bernie fans still working on that outreach.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:05:27pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

We were talking about it in the previous thread - it’s yet another deceptively edited video. Clinton was talking about the economic crash when he said “awful legacy of the last eight years,” not the Obama presidency.

Right wingers just never stop lying.

It’s their Judeo-Christian Values, don’cha know.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:07:44pm

re: #8 goddamnedfrank

Bernie fans still working on that outreach.

How dare black voters decide for themselves who they want to support.

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Tigger2  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:09:31pm

re: #8 goddamnedfrank

Bernie fans still working on that outreach.

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I’m just trying to figure out what’s shameful about it.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:09:46pm

All five candidates are being interviewed on CNN right now for the next 3 hours…

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:11:53pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

We were talking about it in the previous thread - it’s yet another deceptively edited video. Clinton was talking about the economic crash when he said “awful legacy of the last eight years,” not the Obama presidency.

Right wingers just never stop lying.

Thanks.

I guess I should spend more time here.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:12:36pm

re: #12 Eric The Fruit Bat

::: downloading a movie from amazon :::

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:12:49pm

re: #1 b_sharp

Sorry to go off topic so fast, but has anyone seen this story by Daily Caller? Take a look and tell me if you see the same problem with it I do.

Besides the fact that it’s from the Daily Caller?

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:13:29pm

OT: Interesting thing today: was in a very small town McDonald’s for lunch, and two young men (redneck variety — which I don’t take as a slur) were at a nearby booth. When they stood up to go, still talking seriously, I realized they were comparing Hillary and Bernie and their chances in the election. One was for B, one was for H. I was greatly cheered!

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Tigger2  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:15:50pm

re: #11 Tigger2

I’m just trying to figure out what’s shameful about it.

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:15:56pm

Let’s say they are able to. Was this a better outcome than having Apple do it? And yes, the question is predicated on them being able to.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:15:59pm

re: #13 b_sharp

Thanks.

I guess I should spend more time here.

OK, tech question. Should I get my company to purchase Carbonite to back up my work computer?

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thedopefishlives  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:16:22pm

re: #13 b_sharp

Thanks.

I guess I should spend more time here.

Of course you should.

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:17:59pm

re: #18 Belafon

Because I don’t think the FBI really cares about public opinion of them, because lots of people don’t like law enforcement.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:19:03pm

re: #12 Eric The Fruit Bat

All five candidates are being interviewed on CNN right now for the next 3 hours…

We deserve a better hell than this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:19:42pm

works for me…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:21:44pm

O_o

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:22:22pm

re: #19 Stanley Sea

OK, tech question. Should I get my company to purchase Carbonite to back up my work computer?

If that’s the best bang for the buck cloud backup, sure. Cloud backup is a good idea. I’m not familiar with Carbonite so I can’t tell you if they’re reputable or likely to last for any length of time.

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Jenner7  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:22:35pm

God on my FB is a big Bernie fan and this one irritated me:

Facebook Post

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ipsos  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:23:07pm

re: #25 b_sharp

Most of my smart IT friends swear by Crashplan as a better alternative to Carbonite, FWIW.

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:23:35pm

re: #26 Jenner7

Well, he’s pretending to be God on Twitter, so consider the source.

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:24:21pm

re: #20 thedopefishlives

Of course you should.

I would if my tablet didn’t have such trouble with LGF. When I’m on my laptop, it isn’t a problem, but I spend more leisure time on my tablet.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:24:50pm

re: #25 b_sharp

If that’s the best bang for the buck cloud backup, sure. Cloud backup is a good idea. I’m not familiar with Carbonite so I can’t tell you if they’re reputable or likely to last for any length of time.

Tks, my partner’s computer crashed today. He was able to recover but signed up for Carbonite. I would have to take it into a store (or tweet to you) if that happened to me.

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:24:55pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:25:16pm

re: #27 ipsos

Most of my smart IT friends swear by Crashplan as a better alternative to Carbonite, FWIW.

Thank you!!

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:25:43pm

re: #27 ipsos

Most of my smart IT friends swear by Crashplan as a better alternative to Carbonite, FWIW.

I’m not a smart IT guy, just an IT guy in sweatpants.

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:25:51pm

re: #26 Jenner7

God on my FB is a big Bernie fan and this one irritated me:

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God thought we were old enough to take care of ourselves 2000 years ago.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:27:23pm

re: #26 Jenner7

Go back to your ant farm, God.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:27:52pm

re: #26 Jenner7

Uh, not really.

A massive chunk of Norway’s Parliament has already endorsed her.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:28:00pm

re: #26 Jenner7

God on my FB is a big Bernie fan and this one irritated me:

[Embedded content]

I consider this the first god above all others.

I think he quit twitter.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:28:17pm

re: #26 Jenner7

God on my FB is a big Bernie fan and this one irritated me:

[Embedded content]

Why does “God” look like Trump?

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ipsos  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:28:36pm

By the way, it seems to have gone unnoted at the time, but it appears that even at AIPAC, which isn’t a Trump-organized event, Trump still had the muscle to make the networks use only that single camera shot of der Trumpenkopf head-on. There were no side shots and most important, no crowd reaction shots.

As soon as Cruz came on, boom! There were all the cutaway shots again.

Makes me sick.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:29:19pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:31:54pm

Here we go again. CNN has all 5 candidates doing a town hall tonight…

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Jay C  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:32:28pm

re: #36 Ziggy_TARDIS

Uh, not really.

A massive chunk of Norway’s Parliament has already endorsed her.

Yeah, quite a rogue’s gallery: Silvio Berlusconi, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy…. maybe she should downplay some of those foreign “endorsements”….

(Though now I really have to wonder who, abroad, are big Trump fans!)

ETA: Never mind: list is HERE (the usual suspects)

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:32:56pm

The opening of relations with Cuba is well planned. I hope it has an effect on the country after Raul dies. Is there a son in the waiting? Wonder what the plan is……

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TedStriker  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:32:56pm

re: #33 b_sharp

I’m not a smart IT guy, just an IT guy in sweatpants.

Did you stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?

/

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:33:14pm

re: #36 Ziggy_TARDIS

Also, Amal Clooney has endorsed Clinton.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:34:06pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:36:18pm

re: #42 Jay C

I got a list.

Excerpts.

Jimmie_Åkesson, Swedish MP, leader of the Sweden_Democrats[104]

Alexander Dugin, Russian political scientist, author of The_Foundations_of_Geopolitics and The Fourth Political Theory and member of the National Bolshevik Eurasia_Party[105]

Petr Hampl, Czech politician, member of Dawn_-_National_Coalition

Martin Konvička, Czech politician, member of Dawn_-_National_Coalition[106][107][108]

Jean-Marie_Le_Pen, French MEP,founder and former leader of the Front National[109][110]

Miroslav Lidínský, Czech politician, leader of Dawn - National Coalition[111]

Matteo Salvini, Italian MEP and leader of Lega Nord[112]

Vojislav Šešelj, former Deputy_Prime_Minister_of_Serbia, and founder and president of Serbian Radical Party[113]

Geert Wilders, Dutch MP and leader of the Party_for_Freedom[114][115]

Tom Van Grieken, Flemish MP and leader of Vlaams_Belang[116]

Essentially, the biggest assholes in Europe.

Meanwhile, Clinton has every one else, with the exceptions of those who follow the Red/Green EU Party Coalition, who end up being wacky themselves (They support Sanders).

She has the support of Everyone else on the Continent, along with the new President of Taiwan.

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b.d.  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:36:24pm

Gotham spoiler:

too awesome

Pee Wee Herman is playing Penguin’s father on Gotham

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:37:09pm

As predicted, zombie Alinsky has been implicated in the disruption of Trump rallies.

Behind the anti-Trump Disruptors, the Fine Hands of Alinsky and Obama (freeper post)

Okay, since RWNJs believe that dead Democrats can vote, it is only logical for them to suppose that the dead could conspire with Obama and Soros as well.

A freeper called “Dave A37” actually posts:

Its is well past time that “We, The People” shut down odumbo, alinski, ayres and anyone else that is bound and determined to destroy this country. He’s in Cuba, won’t someone please quickly shut the doors.

Uh, Dave, Alinsky has been shut down for quite a while now.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:37:48pm

re: #42 Jay C

Clinton has support of both of the main parties in France, the Socialists, and the Republicans.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:39:14pm

re: #43 Stanley Sea

The opening of relations with Cuba is well planned. I hope it has an effect on the country after Raul dies. Is there a son in the waiting? Wonder what the plan is……

[Embedded content]

I don’t fault people for basic physical characteristics, but it probably doesn’t hurt the visuals that the Obamas tower over Castro.

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Jenner7  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:39:26pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:40:18pm

re: #51 Shiplord Kirel

I don’t fault people for basic physical characteristics, but it probably doesn’t hurt the visuals that the Obamas tower over Castro.

Agreed. That’s what kind of started the conversation. He looks quite old.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:41:06pm

re: #46 GlutenFreeJesus

Oh snap.

[Embedded content]

Video

I have serious reservations about “Fast and Furious Trek”.

Star Trek was never supposed to be about hyper kinetic action set pieces.

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Jay in Oregon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:41:22pm

re: #7 thedopefishlives

It’s entirely plausible that they’ve found some way to unlock the phone. I believe there was an article I saw just the other day that showed how to unlock an iPhone without the key code. That being said, it’s clear that the DOJ didn’t expect the backlash they’re getting from asking a tech company to bend over and give it to them. In that regard, they probably could’ve done better than to ask Apple, which has a generally positive reputation, both within the tech community and without.

I am skeptical that the FBI came up with a way to unlock that particular iPhone that Apple is unaware of. IIRC, Apple engineers gave them several methods to get into that phone that didn’t pan out, before the FBI turned to the courts.

There’s always a possibility of a previously-unknown exploit coming to light, but IMO that would be even more suspicious.

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Jay in Oregon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:45:34pm

re: #54 Aunty Entity Dragon

Simon Pegg (who has a writing credit on Star Trek Beyond) said he was disappointed in the trailer because it gave a misleading impression of what the movie will be like.

So I’m very cautiously optimistic.

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Nojay UK  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:45:52pm

re: #55 Jay in Oregon

There’s always a possibility of a previously-unknown exploit coming to light, but IMO that would be even more suspicious.

There are ways of getting the information out of that particular phone and practically any other consumer phone but they’re not simple or cheap and not fast either. The NSA might have labs that can do it but they don’t share that sort of tech with anyone.

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Jay C  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:46:21pm

re: #47 Ziggy_TARDIS

re: #50 Ziggy_TARDIS

Yeah, wow. Just wow. Quite the prize collection of collection of wingnuts, foreign and domestic. One thing I did notice in Hillary Clinton’s list of endorsers, though: none of them (unlike Trump’s) were identified with references like “Ku Klux Klan”, “white nationalist”, “mens’ rights” or “Neo-Nazi”.

Wonder why?
///

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:46:34pm

re: #26 Jenner7

God on my FB is a big Bernie fan and this one irritated me:

[Embedded content]

These “God” accounts (I can think of 3 that I have blocked) are beyond stupid and usually turn out to be run by asshole millennial douchebros.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:46:42pm

re: #49 Shiplord Kirel

Its is well past time that “We, The People” shut down odumbo, alinski, ayres and anyone else that is bound and determined to destroy this country. He’s in Cuba, won’t someone please quickly shut the doors.

What he’s essentially saying is “You know what America needs more of? Coups. That’ll get us back on track”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:46:51pm

Imma going to go negotiate with mah pillow…

niterz, lizardz!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:48:09pm

My movie has finished its download and I will say good night to my fellow Lizards.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:48:42pm

Instagram

Doorway, Palace of the Revolution.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:49:13pm

re: #58 Jay C

About 2/3rd of Norway’s Parliament is behind Clinton.

Considering the Norwegian-American Population in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, it might be worth seeing if that could be exploited.

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MsJ  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:49:55pm

re: #54 Aunty Entity Dragon

I have serious reservations about “Fast and Furious Trek”.

Star Trek was never supposed to be about hyper kinetic action set pieces.

I’m addicted to the reboot. Loved the first. The second was good. Really looking forward to this one.

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Archangelus  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:50:19pm

re: #56 Jay in Oregon

Simon Pegg (who has a writing credit on Star Trek Beyond) said he was disappointed in the trailer because it gave a misleading impression of what the movie will be like.

So I’m very cautiously optimistic.

Here’s hoping… for me, the first ‘Restart Trek” movie was tolerable, but the second? Not so much. And neither reflected any of the true spirit of Roddenberry’s works and ideals.

I’m cautiously hopeful the next Star Trek TV show slated for 2017 will take place in the original universe and will completely ignore the Reboot Universe movies. This hope is fueled by the fact that the rights involved severely limit the possibility of it being a reboot series.
Oh, and also Bryan Fuller is in charge (enough for me really)..

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:50:31pm

re: #64 Ziggy_TARDIS

I think Norway may be seeing Trump as a Breivik type character.

If that is the case, our election could get weird.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:51:29pm

I think the FBI is just trying to put some doubt in the heads of people who won’t really be sure if the FBI could read their stuff or not.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:52:28pm

Right wingers all over the Internet are ranting insanely about Obama’s trip to Cuba.

They really hate it when things change in a way that takes away one of their permanent objects of hatred. If the right had their way, the US would have kept things with Cuba exactly as they were for the next 100 years. Freakin’ xenophobic idiots.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:52:33pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

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The photos from this trip!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:52:41pm
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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:53:40pm

re: #54 Aunty Entity Dragon

I have serious reservations about “Fast and Furious Trek”.

Star Trek was never supposed to be about hyper kinetic action set pieces.

It’s also the trailer. Look at the modern quest for the holy grail trailer.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:53:51pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Right wingers all over the Internet are ranting insanely about Obama’s trip to Cuba.

They really hate it when things change in a way that takes away one of their permanent objects of hatred. If the right had their way, the US would have kept things with Cuba exactly as they were for the next 100 years. Freakin’ xenophobic idiots.

I asked above - what is the plan after Raul?? This will only help.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:55:18pm

re: #66 Archangelus

Here’s hoping… the first ‘Restart Trek” movie was tolerable, the second? nope.
And neither reflected any of the true spirit of Roddenberry’s works and ideals.

I’m cautiously hopeful the next Star Trek TV show slated for 2017 will take place in the original universe and will completely ignore the Reboot Universe movies (hope which is fueled by the fact that the rights involved severely limit the possibility of it being a reboot series)…

I didn’t mind the less serious reboot (ST:TOS had quite a bit of humor as well)…but the franchise really has started to drift away from the original premise where the characters thought their way through problems and moral ambiguity was always something to deal with.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 21, 2016 • 5:57:11pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Right wingers all over the Internet are ranting insanely about Obama’s trip to Cuba.

They really hate it when things change in a way that takes away one of their permanent objects of hatred. If the right had their way, the US would have kept things with Cuba exactly as they were for the next 100 years. Freakin’ xenophobic idiots.

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freetoken  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:00:17pm

re: #74 Aunty Entity Dragon

I didn’t mind the less serious reboot (ST:TOS had quite a bit of humor as well)…but the franchise really has started to drift away from the original premise where the characters thought their way through problems and moral ambiguity was always something to deal with.

The youth these days don’t believe the future is a socialist utopia.

Dystopia has been the in thing for several years now. Who knows when that will change.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:00:19pm
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withak  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:00:24pm

re: #64 Ziggy_TARDIS

About 2/3rd of Norway’s Parliament is behind Clinton.

Considering the Norwegian-American Population in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, it might be worth seeing if that could be exploited.

This will matter exactly zero in the north country.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:01:03pm

The Moron Lobby Strikes Again!

percentage of registered voters who approve of trump’s handling of violence at rallies: 26%

cbsnews.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:01:28pm

re: #74 Aunty Entity Dragon

ST:DS9 got real good the last 4 seasons with the Dominion war and overlapping story lines.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:02:17pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

Right wingers all over the Internet are ranting insanely about Obama’s trip to Cuba.

They really hate it when things change in a way that takes away one of their permanent objects of hatred. If the right had their way, the US would have kept things with Cuba exactly as they were for the next 100 years. Freakin’ xenophobic idiots.

I’m surprised the RWNJ sites are not already awash with claims that Obama is there to promise them free stuff so that they will pile into their boats, come to America, and vote for Hillary!

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TedStriker  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:05:02pm

re: #81 Feline Fearless Leader

I’m surprised the RWNJ sites are not already awash with claims that Obama is there to promise them free stuff so that they will pile into their boats, come to America, and vote for Hillary!

You say that, but you know someone’s seriously gonna put that out there.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:06:58pm

So, looking at Tabernacle Tuesday, Expecting:
Sanders likely wins caucuses in Idaho and Utah, but no blowouts
Clinton takes Arizona
Clinton will still increase her lead since Arizona has more pledged delegates (75) than Idaho & Utah combined (23+33=56)

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:08:24pm

re: #78 withak

Eh, it we could use all the help we can to make sure Trump loses.

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Great White Snark  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:11:44pm

So we can expect a security upgrade in the IOS soon right? make it even harder to crack?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:12:26pm

re: #54 Aunty Entity Dragon

Blame the Romulans for screwing up the timeline in the first episode of the reboot.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:13:35pm

re: #81 Feline Fearless Leader

I’m surprised the RWNJ sites are not already awash with claims that Obama is there to promise them free stuff so that they will pile into their boats, come to America, and vote for Hillary!

Disclaimer. I really like Ana Navarro, regardless of her positions.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:14:01pm

re: #87 Stanley Sea

It’s a joke. But watch.

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EPR-radar  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:16:42pm

re: #76 freetoken

The youth these days don’t believe the future is a socialist utopia.

Dystopia has been the in thing for several years now. Who knows when that will change.

Even though the media doesn’t report on it, the fact remains that the Republicans are trying to wreck everything and may well succeed.

That kind of thing is bound to make its way into popular culture.

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freetoken  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:19:59pm

Tabernacle Tuesday indeed… lots of religion at play tomorrow… Cruz will almost certainly win Utah but that primary divides up delegates proportionally, so even Kasich will get a couple of delegates.

I will be surprised if Drumpfskind doesn’t carry Arizona, a winner-take-all state.

But I sense the Drumpf-mojo has waned a bit. Drumpfskind has been an entertainment product, the clown in the court. Now that he’s putting together policy panels the shallowness of his own thinking is becoming more obvious.

Yet if Drumpfskind takes all of AZ’s delegates and about a third of Utah’s he’ll be back at 100% of target for his path a la 538.

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Great White Snark  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:20:41pm

re: #30 Stanley Sea

Tks, my partner’s computer crashed today. He was able to recover but signed up for Carbonite. I would have to take it into a store (or tweet to you) if that happened to me.

Ah Carbonite. Saved me a few times at work and once at home. I highly suggest adding the mirror drive feature. If say your machine gets hit with a ransomware attack, and an HD crash it takes a long time to download back from their cloud.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:22:02pm

re: #90 freetoken

I don’t think Trump will get close to a 1/3rd of the Delegates in Utah.

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Swift2991  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:22:37pm

By the Bernies I’ve heard this from, they do a take on “What’s Wrong with Kansas.” Why is it that (fill in the blanks) vote against their self-interest? Hillary’s the Iron Lady, she’s a secret, corrupt conservative, so voting for her isn’t in their (objective) interests. Or, it’s just about 40-year old bread and butter Marxism. Race doesn’t really exist! That’s why, every time you ask Bernie about race, or some cultural issue, it’s back to the corporate villains,, and how he’s going to tax ‘em and break ‘em up and all that stuff — then race won’t matter,, because in that world, everybody’s middle class.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:22:40pm

re: #69 Charles Johnson

If the right had their way, the US would have kept things with Cuba exactly as they were for the next 100 years. Freakin’ xenophobic idiots.

But Charles, Cuba was just about to slip out of Castro’s hands. Obama just needed to wait one more Friedman unit.

/

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stpaulbear  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:23:16pm

OK. I’m totally disoriented now. The Monkees are releasing a new album in June and it has a song written for them by Andy Frickin Partridge of XTC. I feel like Norman in the Star Trek episode.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:24:32pm

re: #95 stpaulbear

OK. I’m totally disoriented now. The Monkees are releasing a new album in June and it has a song written for them by Andy Frickin Partridge of XTC. I feel like Norman in the Star Trek episode.

Everything I tell you is a lie.

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Swift2991  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:24:50pm

re: #85 Great White Snark

The BC wasn’t running 9, and if I’m guessing right, the crack that they’re talking about ended with 9. And if they’re talking about something that’s in earlier versions of 9, it just got fixed today, with 9.3.

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:25:27pm

re: #72 Belafon

It’s also the trailer. Look at the modern quest for the holy grail trailer.

I couldn’t look the trailer up on my phone, so here it is now:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Modern Trailer

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Great White Snark  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:25:50pm

So it’s the cocktail hour here on the West Coast. Only one drink comes to mind. Faking it a little no real Cuban rum here yet. A Cuba Libre of course, traditionally Cuban rum, American Coca Cola and a lime wedge. Crisp and refreshing.

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b_sharp  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:26:54pm

re: #93 Swift2991

By the Bernies I’ve heard this from, they do a take on “What’s Wrong with Kansas.” Why is it that (fill in the blanks) vote against their self-interest? Hillary’s the Iron Lady, she’s a secret, corrupt conservative, so voting for her isn’t in their (objective) interests. Or, it’s just about 40-year old bread and butter Marxism. Race doesn’t really exist! That’s why, every time you ask Bernie about race, or some cultural issue, it’s back to the corporate villains,, and how he’s going to tax ‘em and break ‘em up and all that stuff — then race won’t matter,, because in that world, everybody’s middle class.

Race may not exist, but racism sure the fuck does, and it is what places certain subsets of humanity into unprivileged classes.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:27:30pm

BREAKING: Andy Grove, the fourth employee and former Intel CEO, dead, age 79. One of his most famous quotes:

Only the paranoid survive.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:30:08pm

what in the utter fuck
He’s a total fascist, folks.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:31:03pm

re: #90 freetoken

Tabernacle Tuesday indeed… lots of religion at play tomorrow… Cruz will almost certainly win Utah but that primary divides up delegates proportionally, so even Kasich will get a couple of delegates.

I will be surprised if Drumpfskind doesn’t carry Arizona, a winner-take-all state.

Utah is Winner-take-most, so Cruz could take almost all the delegates, and Trump might get zilch, I think 15% is the threshold for delegates.

But, according to latest polling Trump leads Cruz by 12.5% in Arizona (45.8 - 33.3)

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:33:00pm

re: #95 stpaulbear

OK. I’m totally disoriented now. The Monkees are releasing a new album in June and it has a song written for them by Andy Frickin Partridge of XTC. I feel like Norman in the Star Trek episode.

I was just in the middle of listening to an interview with Todd Rundgren (Marc Maron’s WTF podcast) where TR was talking about working on Skylarking. He calls Andy Partridge a grown-up “brat.” But I got home just at that comment and haven’t listened to the end. Sometimes artistic differences end in disaster and sometimes in sublime success. I think Skylarking is the latter.

On the Monkees: no comment.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:36:22pm
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William Lewis  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:38:42pm

re: #99 Great White Snark

So it’s the cocktail hour here on the West Coast. Only one drink comes to mind. Faking it a little no real Cuban rum here yet. A Cuba Libre of course, traditionally Cuban rum, American Coca Cola and a lime wedge. Crisp and refreshing.

Mojitos are better.

en.wikipedia.org

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:38:55pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

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Trump is a freaking Carnival Barker, and he’s promoting himself as a very special side-show attraction.

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freetoken  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:39:16pm

For all the very many things about Drumpfskind one can criticize, even as a self-declared “conservative”, theocratic ideologue Ted Cruz picks this:

The Latest: Cruz bashes Trump, saying he’s neutral on Israel

Ted Cruz is attacking Donald Trump for promising to be “neutral” in brokering a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Texas senator seized on Trump’s past statement during his speech to pro-Israel activists on Monday. Trump, himself, did not address his past reference to neutrality as he took the stage just before Cruz.

Cruz noted Trump’s comments and said, “As president, I will not be neutral.” He added, “America will stand unapologetically with the nation of Israel.”

[…]

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stpaulbear  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:40:09pm

re: #104 Barefoot Grin

I was just in the middle of listening to an interview with Todd Rundgren (Marc Maron’s WTF podcast) where TR was talking about working on Skylarking. He calls Andy Partridge a grown-up “brat.” But I got home just at that comment and haven’t listened to the end. Sometimes artistic differences end in disaster and sometimes in sublime success. I think Skylarking is the latter.

On the Monkees: no comment.

I read the book Chalkhills and Children about XTC and Partridge does kind of come off as somewhat of a brat. He’s one of those ‘smartest guy in the room’ kind of guys. Dave Gregory walks out on the band towards the end of the book and it’s easy to sympathize with him. I love the band, but I think the great thing about XTC was the combination of musicians.

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Great White Snark  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:42:51pm

re: #106 William Lewis

Mojitos are better.

en.wikipedia.org

Either works to toast our president this evening.

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plansbandc  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:43:17pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

The thing that’s alarming and frankly depressing is very savvy people on LGF fall for that horseshit. If we fall for it, doesn’t it automatically become the “true” narrative in the mainstream? We are well and truly fucked.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:44:13pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

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Why in the hell are none of these reporters quick enough to ask “how much of your campaign for the presidency is show business?”

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:46:13pm

I think I’m upset with Netflix’s right now. THEY KNOW (somehow, don’t ask me how, but they know) that I have poor impulse control at times, and yet they insist on putting the entire season of Daredevil out there in one big shot. Yea, like I”m going NOT watch 3 a night and then be sad when it’s all over again.

Ok, perhaps a BIT over the top, but I’m torn between binge watching and carefully portioning out one episode every 3-5 days to make it last. Right now I’m going to try and just take a little hit from the pipe, put it down, and come back in a couple of days.

RBS

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TedStriker  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:48:24pm

re: #101 Eric The Fruit Bat

BREAKING: Andy Grove, the fourth employee and former Intel CEO, dead, age 79. One of his most famous quotes:

Only the paranoid survive.

Apparently, he wasn’t paranoid enough.

///infinity

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:49:18pm

re: #113 Reality Based Steve

I’ve done the same with NCIS on there. I’ll watch way too many for one day.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:50:19pm

re: #113 Reality Based Steve

Started into Bosch tonite. 3 in and wife and I are hooked in.

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plansbandc  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:51:06pm

So voting for Trump is the smart thing to do because progressives are irritating? JFC

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:51:35pm

re: #109 stpaulbear

I read the book Chalkhills and Children about XTC and Partridge does kind of come off as somewhat of a brat. He’s one of those ‘smartest guy in the room’ kind of guys. Dave Gregory walks out on the band towards the end of the book and it’s easy to sympathize with him. I love the band, but I think the great thing about XTC was the combination of musicians.

I haven’t read Chalkhills and Children yet—it’s on my list. I absolutely agree, from all I’ve heard and read in interviews, that while it was an AP-run band, some of the magic moments came from Dave Gregory and Colin Moulding basically doing what they wanted to do. In the interview I listened to today, Rundgren said that Andy’s psychological issues about performance were a mixed blessing: they could craft excellent songs while other bands immediately had to hit the road, but AP could also obsess over them for one to two years in the studio leaving a wake of producers quitting in frustration. Rundgren knew of this pattern and decided that he wasn’t going to let it happen to him. Thus the conflict. Dear god….

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:52:32pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:53:00pm

re: #112 Barefoot Grin

Why in the hell are none of these reporters quick enough to ask “how much of your campaign for the presidency is show business?”

Because then they will be labeled “unfair” and lose access.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:53:13pm
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Great White Snark  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:53:57pm

Eye candy- Columbine II the original Air Force one, Eisenhower era

Beautifully restored.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:54:32pm

Edited: Bad post about the press. I called them “craven assholes,” but think that unfair. Not that simple.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:57:46pm

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Oh yeah, craven assholes…I forgot.

I mean look his meltdown over Megyn Kelly, and she’s usually a lightweight.

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:57:58pm

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

Because then they will be labeled “unfair” and lose access.

Because there will always be Fox News to spread right-wing propaganda.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:58:58pm

You know what, I don’t believe her. Bethany was always a wingnut gun-fucker.

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Billy Batts  Mar 21, 2016 • 6:59:34pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:00:29pm

re: #124 The Vicious Babushka

I mean look his meltdown over Megyn Kelly, and she’s usually a lightweight.

I edited my earlier post because I think you are right: he has created an atmosphere in which it pays to play. Would I be the reporter to say that? In my dreams, but if I wanted my job I probably wouldn’t. We are culpable, too, I guess, as consumers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:00:30pm

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

You know what, I don’t believe her. Bethany was always a wingnut gun-fucker.

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What I meant to say, I don’t believe she bought the gun because of the anti-Semitic tweets, but because she just always wanted a gun.

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Billy Batts  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:01:28pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:02:34pm

OT. Booked hotel in Las Vegas to visit my 85 year old (86 in June) AUNT JOAN.

She got a smart phone in November-ish, so we text every day. Just needed to get my shit together to plan a visit.

Aunt Joan/Fun/Work/Party - away I will go!!!!

FYI, via Trivago found rooms cheap. Went to the actual hotel’s website to check - more $. Called the hotel reservation & got the 3rd party rates without the stress of wondering about that certain 3rd party (bookit) It’s work, but it’s done.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:05:45pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

Started into Bosch tonite. 3 in and wife and I are hooked in.

That is one that has been suggested for quite a while for me, I’m going to add it to my list, maybe I’ll get a couple more, then I can spread things out a bit easier.

Here’s a pic from diving this weekend in Tennessee (I’m working on the Mexico stuff, I promise I’ll post a few soon). 40* air temp, a snow storm and still a lot of fun. Yes, I may be clinically insane, but what the hell, it beats reality. (as a friend of mine once said “I take my drugs for OTHER people, I LIKE being crazy”)

Reality Based Scuba Steve

RBS

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:05:47pm

re: #131 Stanley Sea

Oh, and impulse Stanley? Next Tuesday.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:05:58pm

re: #114 TedStriker

Apparently, he wasn’t paranoid enough.

///infinity

Unless he faked his death and went into hiding…

/

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:06:32pm
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Billy Batts  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:06:54pm

Could Clinton have constructed his words better? Yes. But would my six-year-old niece have known that he was referring to Republicans in Congress? Yes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:06:59pm
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Jay C  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:07:10pm

re: #122 Great White Snark

Eye candy- Columbine II the original Air Force one, Eisenhower era

Beautiful: those old Connies were among the most graceful airliners ever designed. It’s amazing that they were able to get it flightworthy after all this time.

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Belafon  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:07:59pm

re: #138 Jay C

Beautiful: those old Connies were among the most graceful airliners ever designed. It’s amazing that they were able to get it flightworthy after all this time.

Maybe the Cubans did it, like they have with some of those cars.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:09:54pm

re: #137 The Vicious Babushka

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Halfway through reading that my brain was shouting “STOP IT!!!! YOU’RE HURTING ME!!!!!”

RBS

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Billy Batts  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:11:10pm
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Billy Batts  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:12:28pm
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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:13:52pm

re: #137 The Vicious Babushka

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Need I point out that the Hogan v. Gawker thing wasn’t even about libel, but privacy?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:15:28pm

We have nothing to worry about, according to the Rage Furby. Trump is totally Jewish, so he couldn’t possibly be the next Hitler.

GotNwes explains.

EXCLUSIVE: Trump can’t be Hitler, because his daughters are Jews! #AIPAC2106

While an astroturfed campaign of rabbis tried to brand Donald Trump an anti-Semite, an exclusive investigation of Google by gotnwes.com reveals that both of Trump’s daughters are among the Chosen people.

So, Trump can’t possibly be Hitler. He’s almost a Jew himself!

Trump’s favorite daughter — the one he’d date if he could — Ivanka converted to Judaism when she married Jared Kushner. Everyone knows that, so why is this post headlined “exclusive?”

Because not so many people know Trump’s youngest daughter also has ties to Judaism, that’s why. But we do, because we spend hours searching the Internet looking for stuff to defend the people we like and demean the people we don’t.

An unnamed source says Marla Maples (ex #2) and Tiffany Trump belong to a kabbalah cult led by Eitan Yardeni, as does Madonna. So, Tiffany must be a Jew! Besides that, Trump himself refers to Yardeni as his kabbalah teacher in his book. So, Trump is a Jew, too!

More at GotNwes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:17:53pm

re: #143 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Need I point out that the Hogan v. Gawker thing wasn’t even about libel, but privacy?

Yeah I was thinking “Is there are Donald Trump sex tape” and then I threw up in my mouth.

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withak  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:19:36pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah I was thinking “Is there are Donald Trump sex tape” and then I threw up in my mouth.

Brain bleach, stat!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:19:45pm

re: #135 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

He had to make a statement.

Lies lies lies.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:19:45pm

BTW that guy Taylor DRMF who made a graphic of the Trump quote, is a raving wingnut (probs a Cruz supporter)

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:20:16pm

re: #144 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

We have nothing to worry about, according to the Rage Furby. Trump is totally Jewish, so he couldn’t possibly be the next Hitler.

GotNwes explains.

More at GotNwes.

The Rage Furby, setting the bar lower and lower, and even then failing to achieve that standard. He’s like an apocryphal comment I once heard of in an Officers Efficiency Report (OER) when I was in the service. It was something like “His men would follow him anywhere, simply out of a morbid sense to see what would happen next”

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:21:02pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah I was thinking “Is there are Donald Trump sex tape” and then I threw up in my mouth.

Far from the stereotypical egotistical ass with a mirror on the ceiling, I think Trump is actually too self-loathing and ashamed of his own failure.

The man’s not an idiot. He knows better than anyone that he’s a business failure and a sausage-fingered beplumed laughingstock.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:22:23pm

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah I was thinking “Is there are Donald Trump sex tape” and then I threw up in my mouth.

America doesn’t win with sex tapes anymore. Sad! The Trump sex tape will be so huge and classy, the best, really tremendous. You’ll puke so many times you’ll get tired of puking.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:22:45pm

re: #149 Reality Based Steve

The Rage Furby, setting the bar lower and lower, and even then failing to achieve that standard. He’s like an apocryphal comment I once heard of in an Officers Efficiency Report (OER) when I was in the service. It was something like “His men would follow him anywhere, simply out of a morbid sense to see what would happen next”

Ivanka is a convert. But Tiffany having a kabbalah teacher, and Trump making one reference to the same guy, does not make either of them Jewish. Yardeni is also Madonna’s and Gwyneth Paltrow’s kabbalah teacher, and neither claims to be Jewish.

He’s an idiot.

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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:22:59pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fuck
He’s a total fascist, folks.

Alex Weprin ✔ ‎@alexweprin

Donald Trump wants some “form of a trial” for journalists that write unfair things about public figures, if elected. wapo.st

9:21 PM - 21 Mar 2016

And let me guess who gets to determine what is unfair…the public figure.

People are worried about Sharia Law. They had better be concerned about TRUMPlaw.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:24:28pm

re: #152 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Ivanka is a convert. But Tiffany having a kabbalah teacher, and Trump making one reference to the same guy, does not make either of them Jewish. Yardeni is also Madonna’s and Gwyneth Paltrow’s kabbalah teacher, and neither claims to be Jewish.

He’s an idiot.

They’re also not learning Kabbalah, just some random text that may or may not be excerpts from the Zohar.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:25:17pm

Apropos of nothing, I find it really belittling and generally beneath us to deny Donald Trump’s family the basic right to tell us what they want to be called. I think it’s really neat when immigrants anglicize the spelling of their name to help them integrate into their new culture. I can’t think of many things that do a better job of showing an honest and eager desire to be, first and foremost, Americans.

We’re better than that. Trump’s not, but fuck him. I’m not going to be like him.

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unproven innocence  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:27:14pm

re: #19 Stanley Sea

OK, tech question. Should I get my company to purchase Carbonite to back up my work computer?

Hard drives (1TB and larger) are pretty cheap, for entirely local backup. On the other hand, it could be hard to find a brand for which you can be confident that 3-letter agencies or others have not compromised the HD firmware —firmware that end-users have no hope of inspecting/checking/verifying.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:27:21pm

re: #152 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Ivanka is a convert. But Tiffany having a kabbalah teacher, and Trump making one reference to the same guy, does not make either of them Jewish. Yardeni is also Madonna’s and Gwyneth Paltrow’s kabbalah teacher, and neither claims to be Jewish.

He’s an idiot.

Even more than I suspected. The reference in Trump’s book about Yardeni being his kabbalah teacher was not written by Trump, but by Guy O’Seary. books.google.com

Chuck fails reading comp again.

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freetoken  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:27:27pm

In WaPo’s audience with Drumpfskind, did they raise his assertion that WaPo exists only to be a write-off for Bezos?

Did they dare do that?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:29:16pm
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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:30:57pm

A tiny, tiny, tiny part of my heart actually feels a little bit of pity for Trump, the man who owns the world, who has everything he could possibly buy but wants for the one thing he cannot. I think the crux of everything is Trump wants the world to respect him, to take him seriously, to see him as a wise and sage figure, someone to listen to. His so-called policies are obviously completely whacko and he shows our system of government and basic cultural mores as little respect as I do a stinkbug, but I think what he really wants is to give FDR fireside chats.

I have days when I can identify with that.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:32:50pm

re: #156 unproven innocence

Hard drives (1TB and larger) are pretty cheap, for entirely local backup. On the other hand, it could be hard to find a brand for which you can be confident that 3-letter agencies or others have not compromised the HD firmware —firmware that end-users have no hope of inspecting/checking/verifying.

As far as I am concerned, if anybody wants our data badly enough that they break into our setup (onsite hot backup server, rotating encrypted HDDs in a safety deposit box at a bank on the other side of town) by means legal or nefarious, they earned it.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:34:24pm

re: #156 unproven innocence

Well, that’s where you might have to drop some more shekels for enterprise-grade drives that support on-board encryption-funny thing-I bought a 4 TB Small bus-powered Seagate and when I fired up its configuration software it presented a checkbox for encryption-never seen that before om consumer-grade external drives.

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No Country For Old Haters  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:37:01pm

re: #113 Reality Based Steve

I think I’m upset with Netflix’s right now. THEY KNOW (somehow, don’t ask me how, but they know) that I have poor impulse control at times, and yet they insist on putting the entire season of Daredevil out there in one big shot. Yea, like I”m going NOT watch 3 a night and then be sad when it’s all over again.

RBS

Only 3 a day? I finished season 2 yesterday. I would have finished Saturday, but it was a gaming weekend.

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whitebeach  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:37:28pm

OK, so the FBI and the NSA more or less work together, n’est-ce-pas? And the NSA and its yoooge mainframes can break into almost any electronic secret hideyhole, much less some measly IPhone, in a few hours max, right? Or has Tom Clancy been lying to me all these years?

Signed,

Confused

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freetoken  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:40:52pm

re: #164 whitebeach

I thought Apple was working secretly with MI5 and the CIA in making surreptitiously custom iOS for select phones of the suspicious around the world… and the FBI was just let in on the secret.

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Jenner7  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:41:10pm

Wonder how desperate Bernie is??

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:41:28pm

re: #156 unproven innocence

Hard drives (1TB and larger) are pretty cheap, for entirely local backup. On the other hand, it could be hard to find a brand for which you can be confident that 3-letter agencies or others have not compromised the HD firmware —firmware that end-users have no hope of inspecting/checking/verifying.

Thanks for the reply. I work for a company where we are all dispersed over the US, so a cloud situ would be best I’m thinking.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:42:08pm

re: #164 whitebeach

OK, so the FBI and the NSA more or less work together, n’est-ce-pas? And the NSA and its yoooge mainframes can break into almost any electronic secret hideyhole, much less some measly IPhone, in a few hours max, right? Or has Tom Clancy been lying to me all these years?

My quasi-professional take:

Human factors (looking for written-down passwords, ooga booga legal threats, playing coworkers off each other, beating someone with a clue-by-four) are so much cheaper and more effective than crazily advanced cracking or deep firmware tricks that the three-letter agencies don’t bother with the latter.

I mean, how did we Stuxnet the Iranians? We are thought to have dropped flash drives.

If you cast a broad enough net, the humans are always the weakest link of the chain. Why attack a strong one unless you have to?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:42:22pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:42:34pm

So I have Lawrence O’Donnell on and he is showing a bit of Chris Hayes interviewing Bernie earlier.

Hayes asked Bernie about people protesting at Trump Rally’s and the thinking it hurts the protesters and candidates like Bernie.

Bernie says he agrees that it is fine to protest but disrupting the rally is not good.

Hayes says he is surprised Bernie feels that way.

Bernie looks perplexed and asks why is that surprising?

Me: WTF Hayes? Do you want Bernie to call for his Berners to go and stop Trump Rallies?

Sometimes Hayes can act like a real naive dumb ass. Sometimes I wonder if he is acting or he really is that naive.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:43:34pm

re: #160 Testy Toad T

A tiny, tiny, tiny part of my heart actually feels a little bit of pity for Trump, the man who owns the world, who has everything he could possibly buy but wants for the one thing he cannot. I think the crux of everything is Trump wants the world to respect him, to take him seriously, to see him as a wise and sage figure, someone to listen to. His so-called policies are obviously completely whacko and he shows our system of government and basic cultural mores as little respect as I do a stinkbug, but I think what he really wants is to give FDR fireside chats.

I have days when I can identify with that.

You are grounded I hope.

My vision is for Drumpf to crash & lose so gloriously that he, the old wasted man he is, retreats.

HA, yeah.

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:43:58pm

re: #167 Stanley Sea

Thanks for the reply. I work for a company where we are all dispersed over the US, so a cloud situ would be best I’m thinking.

After having a computer hard drive take a dump on me, I am paranoid. Am using Carbonite (personally, that’s only c$50 a year), plus Mac’s BackUp and some regular stand alone hard drives. And a DropBox for book projects that I’m working on, and can’t afford to lose! And I still worry!

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Billy Batts  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:44:51pm

Bernie is not a stupid man, which really pisses me off that he would run with this right wing bullshit. Stop feeding the lowest common denominator, Bernie.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:45:22pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

You are grounded I hope.

My vision is for Drumpf to crash & lose so gloriously that he, the old wasted man he is, retreats.

HA, yeah.

Believe me, you can totally feel both!

Pity for a wretched, bitter husk of a man does not imply one iota of support for or sympathy of same.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:46:56pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:47:11pm

re: #173 Billy Batts

Bernie is not a stupid man, which really pisses me off that he would run with this right wing bullshit. Stop feeding the lowest common denominator, Bernie.

He knew exactly what he was doing, and he knew where that bullshit smear came from. He’s not stupid. Any respect I had for Bernie is rapidly vanishing.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:49:01pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

He knew exactly what he was doing, and he knew where that bullshit smear came from. He’s not stupid. Any respect I had for Bernie is rapidly vanishing.

He is (LE GASP) just another goddamned politician.

And, hey, I vote for JAGDPs all the time. But can we, as they say, dispel with this fiction?

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:50:02pm

Well, I’m outta here. Lots of stuff that has to be done first thing tomorrow at the shop so I may as well get to bed early, get in early and get a start on it before we get busy.

Have a good evening one and all, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

RBS

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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:56:41pm

Bernie is in that stage where it is hard to not call him just another politician. I thought he never wanted to come off that way, he seemed like he was going to run his campaign in a clean manner and live with the results.

He now is showing that he wasn’t that humble. He is as interested in the power and not wanting to lose his chance to get it as the next politician. No big revelation. Politicians are what they are, even if they tell you they are different and from some other place than “typical politician/outsider.”

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mmmirele  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:57:56pm

re: #72 Belafon

It’s also the trailer. Look at the modern quest for the holy grail trailer.

Ever since that “In a world where…” guy died, it’s been like this.

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:58:35pm

I think all politicians are excellent salesmen of self, and those that have been in the business a long time are better than most.

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whitebeach  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:00:16pm

re: #165 freetoken

I thought Apple was working secretly with MI5 and the CIA in making surreptitiously custom iOS for select phones of the suspicious around the world… and the FBI was just let in on the secret.

You thought. Sure. That’s what they wanted you to think.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:00:26pm

re: #180 ObserverArt

Bernie is in that stage where it is hard to not call him just another politician. I thought he never wanted to come off that way, he seemed like he was going to run his campaign in a clean manner and live with the results.

I honestly do think he started that way. But the epic GOP collapse plus better-than-anyone-could-have-expected results on the Dem side made him start to think he actually had a chance of capturing the nomination and then winning the general.

And anybody who seriously runs for POTUS is and has to be completely fucking mental, so there’s that.

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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:01:41pm

Heh. Lawrence O”Donnell is thinking Elizabeth Warren’s Tweets ripping TRUMP® today are the first indications she is ready to be Hillary’s VP/running mate.

He says her Tweets are the proof of being able to attack TRUMP while Hillary takes the high road. Warren is Hillary’s Biden.

Interesting. A little crazy, but you never know. Warren never did say much about Bernie like many thought she would.

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Cheechako  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:02:33pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

My vision is for Drumpf to crash & lose so gloriously that he, the old wasted man he is, retreats.

HA, yeah.

Yes, Drumph needs to be this generations Howard Hughes.

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Kragar  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:06:48pm
188
Single-handed sailor  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:08:14pm
189
Great White Snark  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:08:52pm

Just messing about with cat and camera again

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:09:03pm

Extra, extra! Read all about it!

EXCLUSIVE: Shocker! GotNewsDotCom wrong again: Trump has no kabbalah teacher #AIPAC2016

In case you didn’t get the catch it, the previous post was a parody of one published by the High IQ Award Winning JournalistTM Chuck C. Johnson. We make it a habit to fact-check everything he posts, because he often gets things wrong. We were not disappointed this time.

In his post, Johnson claims that Donald Trump’s daughter, Tiffany, belongs to a kabbalah group led by Eitan Yardeni. We have not verified that claim as yet. But his second assertion that The Donald himself is also a student of Yardeni is demonstrably wrong.

The Trump book Johnson cites, Trump: The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received, is a collection of essays by business leaders. Trump did not refer to Yardeni as *his* kabbalah teacher, talent manager Guy Oseary does.

Graphic proof follows.

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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:15:47pm

Damn…they are covering Bernie in Arizona. He is reading polls and selling his electabilty over Clinton based on those polls.

That’s all good, but there hasn’t been any real campaigning against him from the dark side. And as we all know Hillary has all that packed baggage. Since the polls also show Hillary beating Trump and Kasich (tied with Cruz?) they really don’t show what Bernie wants to show. The numbers are close.

Should Bernie manage to wiggle out as the candidate (unlikely) I hope he and everyone knows there is plenty of attack crap coming and all those polls are good for a 10 or more point dip. Then you have to be able to fight it all and hope you can get back on the plus side. Does a candidate like Sanders being unknown have the ability to fight back?

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:17:58pm

re: #191 ObserverArt

Not really. Because one issue.

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:21:40pm

re: #192 retired cynic

Sorry. Too cryptic. Maybe I should be ‘retired cryptic.’ In the general election, he can’t get by with swinging every question to the banks. No matter what the Republican candidate does, the media won’t let the Democratic candidate off that easily.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:22:04pm

re: #191 ObserverArt

Damn…they are covering Bernie in Arizona. He is reading polls and selling his electabilty over Clinton based on those polls.

He’s really not helping to shake those Trump comparisons, is he?

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:23:23pm

It’s Twitter’s 10th birthday today. I had some things to say this morning.


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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:25:33pm

The last Malheur occupier has been located, and may resist being arrested.

The lone redacted name among 26 in the federal indictment of alleged occupiers of an eastern Oregon wildlife refuge was revealed Monday, but Montana’s Jake Ryan is not in custody and his family was weighing their options Monday night.

A message posted Monday to the Facebook page of Jeanette Finicum — widow of Robert LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona Strip rancher who was killed by Oregon police at a roadblock — says Ryan’s Plains, Mont., family “has said that they have decided ‘the arrests stop here,’ ” and that they would “make a stand.”

sltrib.com

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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:26:26pm

re: #192 retired cynic

Not really. Because one issue.

And he will get so hammered on his one issue.

The Dark Siders will sell it all as commie socialism and we will be seeing TV commercials of everything they can find of failed socialism and gulags full of businessmen.

They will have economists proving it is all doom under Sanders, you pay more for less and there will be less and less so everyone ends up all in the same depressing life. Bernie Bleakness.

All because of his one thing…he is going to end capitalism as we know it and with it The American Dream dies because of his commie economics.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:26:39pm
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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:27:01pm

Some of the comments on this blog quote twitter posts and folks so off the wall, I wonder that Charles hasn’t made a button, along with the + and -, for WTF!

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:29:42pm

Has Glenn Greenwald hammered out a 5,000-word rant about the FBI maybe being able to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone yet?

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:32:26pm

re: #199 retired cynic

Some of the comments on this blog quote twitter posts and folks so off the wall

You’re telling me.

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makeitstop  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:32:42pm

re: #109 stpaulbear

I read the book Chalkhills and Children about XTC and Partridge does kind of come off as somewhat of a brat. He’s one of those ‘smartest guy in the room’ kind of guys. Dave Gregory walks out on the band towards the end of the book and it’s easy to sympathize with him. I love the band, but I think the great thing about XTC was the combination of musicians.

I think the animus goes both ways - I read a long time ago that when XTC got to the studio to begin recording “Skylarking,” Rundgren had taken the demos the band gave him and edited the tapes, making the songs very different from the originals and insisting that there was to be no deviation from his arrangements.

Of course, that’s a producer’s job, but I think Partridge took umbrage at how it was done. Still, can’t argue with the results - that album was the biggest hit they ever had.

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gocart mozart  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:33:27pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

HIATT: Just back to the campaign. You are smart and you went to a good school. Yet you are up there and talking about your hands and the size of private …

TRUMP: No …

HIATT: … your private parts.

TRUMP: No, no. No, no. I am not doing that.

HIATT: Do you regret having engaged in that?

TRUMP: No, I had to do it. Look, this guy. Here’s my hands. Now I have my hands, I hear, on the New Yorker, a picture of my hands.

MARCUS: You’re on the cover.

TRUMP: A hand with little fingers coming out of a stem. Like, little. Look at my hands. They’re fine. Nobody other than Graydon Carter years ago used to use that. My hands are normal hands. During a debate, he was losing, and he said, “Oh, he has small hands and therefore, you know what that means.” This was not me. This was Rubio that said, “He has small hands and you know what that means.” Okay? So, he started it. So, what I said a couple of days later … and what happened is I was on line shaking hands with supporters, and one of supporters got up and he said, “Mr. Trump, you have strong hands. You have good-sized hands.” And then another one would say, “You have great hands, Mr. Trump, I had no idea.” I said, “What do you mean?” He said, “I thought you were like deformed, and I thought you had small hands.” I had fifty people … Is that a correct statement? I mean people were writing, “How are Mr. Trump’s hands?” My hands are fine. You know, my hands are normal. Slightly large, actually. In fact, I buy a slightly smaller than large glove, okay? No, but I did this because everybody was saying to me, “Oh, your hands are very nice. They are normal.” So Rubio, in a debate, said, because he had nothing else to say … now I was hitting him pretty hard. He wanted to do his Don Rickles stuff and it didn’t work out. Obviously, it didn’t work too well. But one of the things he said was “He has small hands and therefore, you know what that means, he has small something else.” You can look it up. I didn’t say it.

MARCUS: You chose to raise it …

TRUMP: No, I chose to respond.

MARUS: You chose to respond.

TRUMP: I had no choice.

MARCUS: You chose to raise it during a debate. Can you explain why you had no choice?

TRUMP: I don’t want people to go around thinking that I have a problem. I’m telling you, Ruth, I had so many people. I would say 25, 30 people would tell me … every time I’d shake people’s hand, “Oh, you have nice hands.” Why shouldn’t I? And, by the way, by saying that I solved the problem. Nobody questions … I even held up my hands, and said, “Look, take a look at that hand.”

MARCUS: You told us in the debate ….

TRUMP: And by saying that, I solved the problem. Nobody questions. Everyone held my hand. I said look. Take a look at that hand.

MARCUS: You told us in the debate that you guaranteed there was not another problem. Was that presidential? And why did you decide to do that?

TRUMP: I don’t know if it was presidential, honestly, whether it is or not. He said, ‘Donald Trump has small hands and therefore he has small something else.’ I didn’t say that. And all I did is when he failed, when he was failing, when he was, when Christie made him look bad, I gave him the- a little recap and I said, and I said, and I had this big strong powerful hand ready to grab him, because I thought he was going to faint. And everybody took it fine. Whether it was presidential or not I can’t tell you. I can just say that what he said was a lie. And everybody, they wanted to do stories on my hands; after I said that, they never did. And then I held up the hand, I showed people the hand. You know, when I’ve got a big audience. So yeah, I think it’s not a question of presidential …

MARCUS: He said he regrets …

HIATT: Okay, let’s move on here. Let’s move on.

TRUMP: I did feel I should respond. Maybe I’m wrong. I don’t know. But I felt I should respond because everybody was talking about it.

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:34:02pm

re: #201 teleskiguy

You’re telling me.

[Embedded content]

Yep, there you go!

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ObserverArt  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:36:34pm

So Josh Barro is on Lawrence and he is getting into those Sanders polls and the fact Bernie has never run a national campaign against the Republican PACs and RNC.

Lawrence seems to think the polls are TRUTH! and Bernie is going to enjoy not being known and it all shows there are some character issues involved and they haven’t even gotten into policy with the polls, so I guess all Barro talks about doesn’t count.

What??? Is it MSNBC Night to be Naive about Everything? Oh well…we gots horses to race!

And I gotta crash…later.

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retired cynic  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:36:59pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

Every time DT gets into that routine, it merits a WTF!

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:37:13pm

How cool! Keyboardist for Umphrey’s McGee Joel Cummins went skiing on Aspen Mountain and found the Jerry Garcia shrine in the trees. ATTN: darthstar

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:37:55pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

2016: the year an American Presidential candidate debated the size of his hands, and its relation to the size of his whatever

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:43:44pm

Ah Patton! Gonna miss your Twitter this summer.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:53:00pm

re: #122 Great White Snark

Eye candy- Columbine II the original Air Force one, Eisenhower era

Embedded Image

Beautifully restored.

Rats, that’s a long overnight drive to see them off, and I’d have to skip work, which I can’t do for Reasons. :(

My father always said about Lockheed, they made planes that looked right. (He cut his teeth working on F-94C’s)

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:55:39pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:56:53pm

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fuck
He’s a total fascist, folks.

Jumping fucking shitballs. The Donald™ for President is not funny. Fuckin’ shit is deadly serious.

I’m fairly confident he won’t be president. But what happens to conservatives and the “conservative movement”?

213
teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:58:29pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

You have obscene amounts of Karma (you and a few others) so I generally leave the good stuff from y’all be. Not this one. Upding.

214
BeachDem  Mar 21, 2016 • 8:58:52pm

re: #178 Testy Toad T

He is (LE GASP) just another goddamned politician.

And, hey, I vote for JAGDPs all the time. But can we, as they say, dispel with this fiction?

Not according to the koskids—he’s the most honest man on the planet, and his legacy is greater than just about anyone’s (last night, he’s been a better champion than Joan Baez, who is OK because she endorsed Bernie, but basically a lightweight in comparison) and who has inspired a movement unlike any other in the history of the world. The young followers will be activist like there have never been activists before.

As I mentioned, not a single one of these “grass roots” revolutionaries showed up at our county convention, so I guess they’re planting their grass elsewhere. But the Berners are superhumans; one claimed she made 300 phonebank calls in one day. Now, using the dialer system (so no no-answers), that would mean 37+ calls per hour, every hour, for 8 straight hours—no breaks, no nothing. Uh huh.

Oh, and there were at least 2 or 3 diaries touting that Bill dissed Obama story.

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BeachDem  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:01:37pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Heh. Lawrence O”Donnell is thinking Elizabeth Warren’s Tweets ripping TRUMP® today are the first indications she is ready to be Hillary’s VP/running mate.

He says her Tweets are the proof of being able to attack TRUMP while Hillary takes the high road. Warren is Hillary’s Biden.

Interesting. A little crazy, but you never know. Warren never did say much about Bernie like many thought she would.

Since she flat out didn’t want to run for president, why would she want to be vice president? Makes no sense. And remember, Lawrence O’Donnell was 100% totally definitely sure that Trump would never release his financials and would not actually run for president.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:02:09pm

re: #144 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

We have nothing to worry about, according to the Rage Furby. Trump is totally Jewish, so he couldn’t possibly be the next Hitler.

GotNwes explains.

More at GotNwes.

I can’t tell if he’s trying to be funny, or if he’s actually as ignorant as he appears. I guess my IQ isn’t high enough.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:04:27pm

re: #214 BeachDem

Fuckin’ moonbats, man. I’ve been steering clear of them on Facebook and Twitter because the few times I’ve engaged them it inevitably turns into a conflagration of stupid and useless back-and-forth.

Whenever it gets that bad and it’s someone I care about, I send them this tweet by Alouette and call it good.

218
Jenner7  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:07:59pm
219
GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:08:03pm

re: #188 Single-handed sailor

Pretty much sets in stone that there will be more wars under a Trump presidency.

220
BeachDem  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:08:36pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

Many depth
So journalism
Very importance

Sigh.

221
teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:09:19pm

re: #216 Pawn of the Oppressor

I can’t tell if he’s trying to be funny, or if he’s actually as ignorant as he appears. I guess my IQ isn’t high enough.

222
wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:11:27pm

re: #216 Pawn of the Oppressor

I can’t tell if he’s trying to be funny, or if he’s actually as ignorant as he appears. I guess my IQ isn’t high enough.

It’s all part of his strategy.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:12:08pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

During a debate, he was losing, and he said, “Oh, he has small hands and therefore, you know what that means.”

Ugh. Trump is lying! Rubio said this during a rally, not a debate.

224
CuriousLurker  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:12:16pm

In case it hasn’t been posted yet:

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BeachDem  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:15:44pm

Well, since you mentioned Cruz—Charlie Pierce’s description this morning:

Tailgunner Ted Cruz is a messianic and friendless theocrat whose policies are a mix of the Book of Revelation and The Fountainhead, and anyone who looks at him thinks of the skeevy uncle whom they tell their kids to avoid at Thanksgiving, and anyone who listens to him who isn’t already lost in Jesus wouldn’t trust him to park their car.

esquire.com

Nailed it.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:15:59pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

Fuck, man.

227
Jenner7  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:16:14pm

I bet they don’t watch his interviews on TV either, so when they are shown an inconsistency, they think it’s the media lying to them.

228
gocart mozart  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:17:17pm
229
Kragar  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:17:22pm

re: #224 CuriousLurker

In case it hasn’t been posted yet:

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They really don’t get the Conservative base, do they?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:18:15pm
231
CuriousLurker  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:18:44pm

Okay, here’s a little brain bleach to counteract my #224.

I’m off to see Mr. Sandman now. Later, lizards.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:19:05pm

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

You should have used “Big League” or “Bigly.”

233
Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:27:25pm

re: #228 gocart mozart

Considering the high levels of porn consumption in Utah this strategy may backfire.

234
wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:29:34pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

Considering the high levels of porn consumption in Utah this strategy may backfire.

“All the President’s Wives,” starring the president’s wives

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:31:46pm

Hi Lizards.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:32:32pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

Ugh. Trump is lying! Rubio said this during a rally, not a debate.

I don’t think he’s lying, I think he just gets basic facts wrong all the time because he doesn’t care about accuracy or details or the truth.

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2016 • 9:34:09pm

re: #236 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

He “does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.”
amazon.com

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 6:00:30am

re: #224 CuriousLurker

In case it hasn’t been posted yet:

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Those are two of the most fake smiles I’ve ever seen.


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Phoenix Flights Cancelled Because It’s Too Hot for Planes As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled - because it is too hot for the planes to fly. The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F (49C) on Tuesday. ...
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Presenting the Jay Sekulow Band Here's their cover of "Long Time" by Boston The band—featuring Sekulow on drums and guitar—includes John Schlitt, best known as the lead singer for the pioneering Christian rock band Petra, and John Elefante, the mustachioed former lead singer of ...
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In Lynwood, Advanced Placement Classes Are No Longer Only for the Elite The school district’s hope is that the challenging AP courses inspire students to go straight from high school to college and help them do better when they get there. Research suggests that students who take more difficult high school ...
Birth Control Works
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the Capital Region Yearns for More Ethnic Delis!blog.timesunion.com For pictures and videos, please click on the link above. Thanks.We’ve been living in the Capital Region of New York State for almost 24 years., and I really don’t have a lot of complaints. Oh sure, the Route 7 ...
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French Montana - Unforgettable Ft. Swae Lee"Unforgettable" ft. Swae Lee Available at iTunes: smarturl.itApple Music: smarturl.itSpotify: smarturl.itGoogle Play: smarturl.itAmazon Digital: smarturl.itDeezer: smarturl.itSoundcloud: smarturl.itTidal: smarturl.it French Montana online:frenchmontanamusic.cominstagram.com@FrencHMonTanAfacebook.com (C) 2017 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment/Bad Boy Entertainment
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Can One Get Blocked for Quoting Trump? Get blocked for just quoting? .Trump Quotes On 9/11: 'Thousands and thousands of people were cheering' 'A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US" 1/5 — Daniel Ballard (@RW_Conspirator) June 18, 2017 .Trump Quote "'I'd bring back ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Coconut Oil ‘As Unhealthy as Beef Fat and Butter’ It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for ...
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