Tech Note: The LGF Connect Twitter Client Now Automatically Creates Tweet Storms

And you don’t need an LGF account to use it
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The LGF Connect popup Twitter client has undergone some major improvements lately, so here’s the run-down of the new stuff.

A big new feature: you no longer need to be registered and logged in to use our Twitter client. If you don’t have an LGF account or you aren’t signed in when you click one of our tweet buttons, the Twitter authorization form will pop up and you can grant access to LGF Connect. After you do this, you can use any of our tweet buttons and take advantage of the cool features we provide.

And please notice there’s now a nice big button labeled “Tweet” at the top of our right sidebar.

There are some features that won’t be available unless you have an LGF account, though. In the screenshot above you’ll notice a button labeled “Image Library” and a checkbox labeled “Schedule.” These options require you to be signed in to an LGF account.

However, even without being signed in to an LGF account you can still add up to four images to a tweet simply by dragging and dropping them into the text editing box. When you do this, a thumbnail image appears at the top of the box, showing you the image you uploaded. If you decide you don’t want to include an image, just click it to delete it from the tweet.

If you do have an LGF account, you can also include any images from your personal Image Library, just by clicking that button then using the “Insert” button for the image you want to include. Registered users can also schedule tweets for posting at a later time; the only thing to keep in mind here is that you have to specify the time in the Pacific time zone. (One of these days I’ll get around to localizing this feature, but that’s a little tricky.)

One of the niftiest new features is the ability to automatically create a “tweet storm” if a tweet exceeds the standard 140-character limit. A tweet storm is a series of related tweets, with each one posted as a reply to the previous one so that they appear on Twitter as a conversation thread.

This means that even if our character counter goes into the red zone (because your text exceeds 140 characters), you can just keep on typing until you’re finished. When you then hit the “Tweet” button, an alert box will warn you that your tweet is longer than 140 characters and ask if you want to automatically post the whole thing as a tweet storm. If you confirm this, the entire message will be broken into a series of numbered tweets, without breaking any words apart.

Here’s a screenshot of one of these tweet storms, as it appears in TweetDeck:

After you post a tweet, the popup dialog comes back, showing you the tweet you just posted at the top, with the editing box below it in case you want to add something else as a reply to the original tweet. Here’s what this looks like:

That about does it. So the next time you want to tweet something that won’t fit into 140 characters, keep in mind that the LGF Connect client has you covered.

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135 comments

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(((˗ˏˋChankobun ˎˊ˗)))  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:19:43pm

Hell, this makes it tempting to just use the LGF Twitter box as my way of posting so I don’t have to futz around with splitting long tweets up.

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PhillyPretzel  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:21:35pm

I do not tweet but this is a great thing. Thanks Charles.

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thedopefishlives  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:22:01pm

Tweet storm? If I post a long enough soliloquy, can I make a tweetnado?

*ducks*

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Stanley Sea  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:22:51pm

Is Rectify coming back?

Dog that show was great.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:25:57pm

re: #4 Stanley Sea

Is Rectify coming back?

Dog that show was great.

Well shit, I just read Thanos’ page about it. One more season.

Ya’ll, cannot tell you how good that show is.

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b.d.  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:26:53pm

Twitter is still around?

I thought Chuck and Milo ran that thing out of business?

//

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:28:58pm

Posted at the tag end of the last thread, which apparently died before I posted, so I will post it here and incur the wrath of LGF’s denizens:

Yeah, on that LGBT rural summit: They were started eight years ago (that would be under President George W. Bush).

Now it’s “scary lesbians propped up by Obama to turn rural America gay and Democrat.”

President Obama’s time machine strikes again.

(And the lesbians in my town that I am aware of were lesbians long before President Bush’s LGBT Rural Summit came along.)

In the meantime, I will be attending the second organisational meeting for the local Pride picnic here later this week (I could not attend the first as I was in Churchill), because apparently I am a rural lesbian. /s

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Kragar  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:33:03pm
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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:36:54pm

re: #8 Kragar

That ought to help get out the Republican vote with Mormons.

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Velvet Elvis  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:38:11pm

What’s a “Tweet Storm?”

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:38:32pm

re: #8 Kragar

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:39:16pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:39:40pm

Tom Tancredo, that fuckin’ loon again. One of the more shameful people in Colorado.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:40:24pm

re: #10 Velvet Elvis

What’s a “Tweet Storm?”

Twitter has a limit on any post you make (I forget the precise number of characters, because I am not on Twitter).

When a person posts a succession of tweets longer than that character limit, to convey a thought read through multiple successive tweets, that is termed a Tweet Storm.

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sagehen  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:40:38pm

A movie that I was really looking forward to (“Birth of a Nation”) — now I find out that the writer/director/producer/star (Nate Parker) and his co-writer (Jean Celestin) are terrible people who did a terrible thing 15 years ago and got away with it.

theatlantic.com

Now I don’t think I can even go see the movie; even if it’s as good a film as advance word has been suggesting, I’d spend the whole time distracted by what a vile person the filmmaker is.

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Great White Snark  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:41:57pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

What need more than 140 characters? Never.
//

Thank you very much for the new feature. Gonna help with the election work a lot.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:46:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:46:19pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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“Twitter for Android”…donald managed to find where they hid his phone.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:47:12pm

Came back for a minute….

Yesterday on the canoe portion of our black powder shoot competition:

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teleskiguy  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:47:40pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

Here’s our collection on Tom Tancredo, author of the anti-Mormon pro-Trump piece in Breitbart “News” today, referenced here.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:49:11pm

My kid shooting on the simulated horse portion:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:51:36pm

I wonder if there are “Trump groupies” who follow him from rally to rally?

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bratwurst  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:52:23pm
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A Cranky One  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:54:20pm

Just came back from a celebration for my granddaughter’s fifth birthday. They grow up so fast!

My son had a new t-shirt which said:

You matter.

Unless you’ve been multiplied by the speed of light squared. In which case,

You energy.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:54:51pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:55:49pm

re: #24 A Cranky One

Love that!

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Great White Snark  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:56:11pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if there are “Trump groupies” who follow him from rally to rally?

There was this song being heard from some of the Republicans running the other way. (NSFW)

Iframe

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Skip Intro  Aug 21, 2016 • 4:58:30pm

Wrong movie. Never mind.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:00:14pm

Sure, you start a little ‘Tweetstorm’, and the next thing you know you’re responsible for a ‘Tweetflood’, and you’re handing out Play-Doh to confused locals.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:00:32pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:00:55pm

good evening fellow Lizards. Been a long ass day. Was up at 4:30 to fire up the smoker and get cooking for the day. I was a smoking/bbqing fool today, Did a tri-tip, some hatch chilis stuffed with chorizo and cheddar and for dinner a Pork shoulder.

Tri-tip:

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Stuffed Chilis:

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Pulled Pork:

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:01:50pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:06:46pm

Heck-of-a-job-Brownie Slams Obama’s ‘Botched’ Response to Louisiana Floods

“He could have gone to Lilly Armstrong Airport in New Orleans and made a statement there, or at the very least, what he should have done,” Brown said according to Washington Examiner.

Before you go looking for it, there is no Lilly Armstrong Airport in New Orleans. There is a Louis Armstrong Airport, whoever the hell he was, but there’s no reason Brownie should have known that.

mediaite.com

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Decatur Deb  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:10:27pm

Early night. Tomorrow our small team will start registering 80-100 very young voters over 2-3 days. (The kind of voters that will still be voting in 50 years.)

‘Nite, all.

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lawhawk  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:11:26pm

In between Lochted Up and the Trump Trash Train distance diagnosing Hillary will all the ailments that might actually be afflicting Donny, this happened:

IS attacked a Kurdish wedding party in the street - with kids as suicide bombers. Words fail me.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:11:44pm

Since I am a veteran with epilepsy, this article from the Epilepsy Foundation came across my E-mail:

epilepsy.com

The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) video series, “Veterans and Epilepsy: Basic Training” addresses the fear and misunderstanding of epilepsy and educates Veterans, their caregivers, and the general public about living with epilepsy. The latest video focuses on medication issues related to epilepsy.

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lawhawk  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:14:40pm

re: #33 Skip Intro

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thedopefishlives  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:15:11pm

re: #35 lawhawk

In between Lochted Up and the Trump Trash Train distance diagnosing Hillary will all the ailments that might actually be afflicting Donny, this happened:

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IS attacked a Kurdish wedding party in the street - with kids as suicide bombers. Words fail me.

Jesus fuck, that is sick. And it’s despicable to me that an aspiring politician is legitimately accusing the sitting President and the Presidential candidate for a major political party as being the founders of this disgusting organization.

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thedopefishlives  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:16:04pm

re: #37 lawhawk

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I started reading some of the other replies to the original tweet… The Judge Judy facepalm made me smile.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:17:24pm

re: #19 Scottishdragon

Came back for a minute….

Yesterday on the canoe portion of our black powder shoot competition:

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Auuugh! Keep your powder dry is a literal thing! LOL.

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makeitstop  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:20:05pm

re: #33 Skip Intro

Heck-of-a-job-Brownie Slams Obama’s ‘Botched’ Response to Louisiana Floods

Before you go looking for it, there is no Lilly Armstrong Airport in New Orleans. There is a Louis Armstrong Airport, whoever the hell he was, but there’s no reason Brownie should have known that.

mediaite.com

It reads like a misheard quote. ‘Lilly’ is pretty close to ‘Louie,’ which a lot of people called Armstrong.

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jaunte  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:23:45pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:26:06pm

re: #10 Velvet Elvis

What’s a “Tweet Storm?”

It’s like when you publish a manifesto as a series of 2000 Tweets.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:27:15pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:27:40pm
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jaunte  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:28:50pm

“Don’t beyond yourself!”

Not confident enough for a Trump bumpersticker.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:31:27pm
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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:31:33pm
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TedStriker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:31:38pm

re: #33 Skip Intro

Heck-of-a-job-Brownie Slams Obama’s ‘Botched’ Response to Louisiana Floods

Before you go looking for it, there is no Lilly Armstrong Airport in New Orleans. There is a Louis Armstrong Airport, whoever the hell he was, but there’s no reason Brownie should have known that.

mediaite.com

Fucker needs to slink back into the outhouse of history and leave the comments about LA disaster relief to the competent adults.

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dangerman  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:32:28pm

re: #14 Anymouse

Twitter has a limit on any post you make (I forget the precise number of characters, because I am not on Twitter).

When a person posts a succession of tweets longer than that character limit, to convey a thought read through multiple successive tweets, that is termed a Tweet Storm.

didnt they used to call that a “blog”?

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Stanley Sea  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:33:05pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

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Tres oui.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:33:51pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:34:53pm

The Clinton campaign is running ads of actual Trump speeches

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:35:32pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Charles: I was just testing all the options. Everything went as expected—add/delete photo, automatic tweet storm, schedule tweet storm—except for the following:

Tweet Test #1 - Scheduled tweet with multiple images & hundreds of characters: Was scheduled for 5:05pm PT/8:05pm ET, but all tweets in the storm posted immediately (at 5:04pm PT/8:04pm ET). Maybe the timing was too close? Also, the images were separated from the tweet storm.

Tweet Test #2 - Image + somewhere between 150-160 characters: NOT scheduled. Again, image was separated from the tweet storm.

Tweet Test #3 - Image + characters under 140 limit: Normal behavior.

I haven’t yet tried another scheduled tweet without the tweet storm to see if that affects when it posts.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:35:35pm
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freetoken  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:35:43pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Going Godwin is one thing… but now you’ve gone Plato.

A philosopher too far!

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Skip Intro  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:36:54pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Looks like you’re not his only friend.

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jaunte  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:38:40pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:38:59pm

re: #35 lawhawk

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freetoken  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:40:42pm

re: #57 Skip Intro

Speaking of India, the past week or so I’ve been posting articles in regards to Hindu-nationalism.

And it continues:

Man heckled on suspicion of carrying bag made of cowhide

At a time when the debate over incidents of cow vigilantism in Gujarat and other parts of the country is fresh, a 24-year-old man was allegedly stopped and questioned by some men in Mumbai who suspected that the leather bag he was carrying was made of cowhide.

[…]

See also:

Muslims, Dalits not safe under Modi: Mayawati

[…]

Addressing a huge rally attended by over a lakh people at Agra’s Kothi Meena Bazar on Sunday, Mayawati said, “Under the NDA regime neither minorities nor Dalits were safe in the country.” The BSP supremo claimed that while Muslims were being harassed in the name of terrorism, Dalits were also not safe under the Modi-led government at the centre and the states rules by the right wing party.

“How will the BJP improve the law and order in UP when they have failed to do so in other states, including Delhi,” she said. Taking on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over his recent remark that there is no law that prevents Hindus from having more than two children, Mayawati said, “He should also tell us how these poor Hindus would feed their children?”

[…]

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mmmirele  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:41:47pm

re: #42 jaunte

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The NAACP in Houston is located in Third Ward, a historically black area. I can’t even begin to imagine how the residents felt to have these gun-totin’, Confederate flag-flyin’, white supremacist nutbars in front of the NAACP building.

And I lived in Houston on and off in the 1970s and 1980s*, and the combination of the Confederate flag and open carry of long guns is something new and unsettling.

*in graduate student housing next to Third Ward at UH, even, from 1986 to 1989.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:43:08pm

re: #55 goddamnedfrank

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So the girlfriend was trying to leave him, huh? Does that make this an honor killing? Was he Christian and, if so, did that contribute to his abusive, murderous behavior? Inquiring minds want to know. //

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:43:36pm

re: #54 CuriousLurker

Yes, the images will post first, then the text. That’s how it’s supposed to work. It’s all still threaded in a conversation.

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Skip Intro  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:43:59pm

re: #53 The Vicious Babushka

He really does want his mob to kill some reporters.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:45:06pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Okay, just checking.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:47:06pm

re: #54 CuriousLurker

Also, the scheduled tweets are posted by a cron job that runs every five minutes, so the timing won’t be exact - it will be within a five-minute window of the scheduled time.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:48:25pm
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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:49:08pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

Also, the scheduled tweets are posted by a cron job that runs every five minutes, so the timing won’t be exact - it will be within a five-minute window of the scheduled time.

Ah, okay. I’m gonna try another one with a tweet storm and schedule it for 6pm PT/9pm ET and see what happens.

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jaunte  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:50:27pm

re: #61 mmmirele

“White Lives Matter” member Ken Reed:

“We’re not out here to instigate or start any problems,” Reed said. “Obviously we’re exercising our Second Amendment rights but that’s because we have to defend ourselves. Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We’re not. We definitely will defend ourselves, but we’re not out here to start any problems.”
chron.com

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:52:03pm

re: #64 Skip Intro

He really does want his mob to kill some reporters.

As a reminder, NPR is sending reporters to the same training they send their reporters to for armed conflicts.

washingtonpost.com

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TedStriker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:54:52pm

re: #69 jaunte

“White Lives Matter” member Ken Reed:

“We’re not out here to instigate or start any problems,” Reed said. “Obviously we’re exercising our Second Amendment rights but that’s because we have to defend ourselves. Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We’re not. We definitely will defend ourselves, but we’re not out here to start any problems.
chron.com

Yeah, I’m calling bullshit.

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jaunte  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:54:55pm

From the Houston Chronicle comments:

“…Look at image #6. See the “14 words” sign? Here’s what it means: “14 Words” is a reference to the most popular white supremacist slogan in the world: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” The slogan was coined by David Lane, a member of the white supremacist terrorist group known as The Order.

They can say that their demonstration has nothing to do with racism, but that’s a bold-faced lie, given the “14 words” sign.”
chron.com

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:56:17pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:56:56pm

Waiting for the RWNJ rage machine to engage…
Coke just ran it’s multilingual America The Beautiful ad, from 2014 Super Bowl, during the Olympic’s Closing Ceremony coverage

CONTROVERSIAL: “America The Beautiful” Coca Cola 2014 Super Bowl Commercial | Political Topics

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:58:02pm

re: #69 jaunte

re: #72 jaunte

The Confederate flags are a pretty big give away as well.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 5:59:45pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

re: #68 CuriousLurker

Ah, okay. I’m gonna try another one with a tweet storm and schedule it for 6pm PT/9pm ET and see what happens.

It still posted immediately even though I scheduled it for 6:10pm PT/9:10pm ET.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:02:08pm

re: #76 CuriousLurker

But what about here in mythical Mountain Time Zone?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:02:51pm
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freetoken  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:03:12pm

UC posted today a video on genetic basis of autism, which is quite different from the Drumpfskind claims:

The Genetics of Autism

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:03:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:04:12pm
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jaunte  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:04:17pm

Now I have the earworm.

Prior to this lifetime… I surely was a tailor..

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:05:17pm

re: #77 Anymouse

But what about here in mythical Mountain Time Zone?

Y’all are in flyover country so you only dimly exist for us West/East Coast denizens. //

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:06:12pm

re: #59 FormerDirtDart

You can hear all the shrapnel after they detonate it. Ugh.

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A Cranky One  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:07:47pm

re: #77 Anymouse

But what about here in mythical Mountain Time Zone?

I didn’t know Mount Olympus had a timezone.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:08:43pm

re: #76 CuriousLurker

It still posted immediately even though I scheduled it for 6:10pm PT/9:10pm ET.

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There was a woman who did unit testing at one of my old jobs who was frustrating as hell but she was so good at her job. If you said the input accepted text files, she’d run a renamed Excel file. If there were 10 buttons, I swear she would push all possible sequences and subsets.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:13:54pm

re: #76 CuriousLurker

It still posted immediately even though I scheduled it for 6:10pm PT/9:10pm ET.

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OK, thanks for the reports! I’ll check into this tomorrow and do some more testing.

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thedopefishlives  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:15:09pm

re: #86 Belafon

There was a woman who did unit testing at one of my old jobs who was frustrating as hell but she was so good at her job. If you said the input accepted text files, she’d run a renamed Excel file. If there were 10 buttons, I swear she would push all possible sequences and subsets.

When I was in software QA, I worked alongside a guy who was determined to stop the release of our flagship product because he believed it wasn’t ready. He set out to find one show-stopping bug a day until the release date got moved. Funny thing was, he succeeded and a lot of them were due to testing sequences like you described. It frustrated the hell out of our developers, but damn if he wasn’t right.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:18:23pm
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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:19:34pm
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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:20:57pm

re: #83 CuriousLurker

Y’all are in flyover country so you only dimly exist for us West/East Coast denizens. //

But I live on the Inland Coast (the Nebraska Sandhills).

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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:21:38pm

They haven’t taken his phone yet.

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thedopefishlives  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:22:24pm

re: #92 Jenner7

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They haven’t taken his phone yet.

Irrelevant!

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:23:20pm

re: #92 Jenner7

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They haven’t taken his phone yet.

Donny Darko?

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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:26:12pm

And he goes there.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:28:05pm

re: #86 Belafon

There was a woman who did unit testing at one of my old jobs who was frustrating as hell but she was so good at her job. If you said the input accepted text files, she’d run a renamed Excel file. If there were 10 buttons, I swear she would push all possible sequences and subsets.

Heh, happens to me all the time with the web design/dev stuff, but luckily it’s usually my boss who uses things in unexpected ways, so most of the time I catch stuff before the clients have a problem.

You know what really irks me? People behind corporate firewalls. Depending on how their internal network & email is set up and how proficient their IT department is, it can be a big headache for me. I can’t begin to tell you how many times they’ve called me saying something I built is “broken” and it turns out to be some new firewall, anti-spam filter, or their intranet’s DNS configuration or directory permissions change.

The hardest part is convincing them that the problem is on THEIR side, though after the same thing happens a couple of times they usually start to get it.

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:28:48pm

re: #74 FormerDirtDart

Waiting for the RWNJ rage machine to engage…
Coke just ran it’s multilingual America The Beautiful ad, from 2014 Super Bowl, during the Olympic’s Closing Ceremony coverage

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Video

That is one company that knows better than just about anyone else how to use advertising/propaganda techniques to sell their product. And the scary part is that even as I recognise it, I _still_ choke up and applaud it. A good reminder of what kind of truth myth really speaks and how important myth is in shaping what we, as a people, want to be. May this myth win out over the 14 words myth…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:30:40pm

re: #95 Jenner7

So what was she actually talking about?

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:31:08pm

My wife the former Libertarian campaign finance manager is signed up to a number of nutbar right-wing sites, so she can keep track of the Dumpster fire of derpitude they crank out. (She has a throwaway E-mail account for that.)

I will not reprint this whole E-mail here (it is way too long) but get a load of this, your conservative movement today.

The Radical Left is waging an all-out war on Christianity in America.

They’re purging any and all public expressions of the Christian faith and morals from our country.

Christian businesses, church sermons, monuments to the Ten Commandments, and even the Cross itself are in their crosshairs.

And anyone unwilling to surrender their values to their Liberal Agenda should be criminalized.

Do you agree? What do you say?

Your Religious Liberty Survey is coded and specially registered in your name.

Yeah, she didn’t bother with the survey,

It comes from a site called the “American Patriot Daily News Network.” (I shy away from any organisation that has to put “patriot” in its name; actual patriots don’t have to trumpet that to everyone.)

An example of their stellar news reporting is this gem:

Secret Service Confirms This Is Why Hillary’s Having Strange Episodes. (Note if you look at the URL for that article, “strange” is substituted with the word “demonic.”)

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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:31:19pm
I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is; I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.

—Not Hillary Clinton

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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:31:37pm

re: #98 Eclectic Cyborg

I think gangs, but not sure.

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Belafon  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:34:22pm

re: #99 Anymouse

I’m curious why Christians really don’t see “Christian business” as having very little to do with Christianity.

Edited, left out a word.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:35:42pm

re: #91 Anymouse

But I live on the Inland Coast (the Nebraska Sandhills).

Well I’ll be darned, I didn’t even know that existed—had to Google it.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:35:52pm
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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:36:49pm

re: #103 CuriousLurker

Well I’ll be darned, I didn’t even know that existed—had to Google it.

Four hundred miles of beach and no water.

re: #102 Belafon

I’m curious why Christians really don’t “Christian business” as having very little to do with Christianity.

Business has little to do with anything other than making money, much like televangelists.

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sagehen  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:37:10pm

re: #98 Eclectic Cyborg

So what was she actually talking about?

This was part of the run-up to the Crime Bill.

Which is a big part of what led to mass incarceration, she’s taken plenty of shit about it already and apologized profusely. Repeatedly. All the black organizations (anybody who Trump thinks would be angry about it)… this isn’t news to them. They’ve hashed it out with her in great detail, and they’re over it.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:38:48pm

re: #106 sagehen

This was part of the run-up to the Crime Bill.

Which is a big part of what led to mass incarceration, she’s taken plenty of shit about it already and apologized profusely. Repeatedly. All the black organizations (anybody who Trump thinks would be angry about it)… this isn’t news to them. They’ve hashed it out with her in great detail, and they’re over it.

Like Mr. Trump’s supporters give a diddly damn about incarceration rates of African-Americans anyway.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:39:11pm

re: #98 Eclectic Cyborg

So what was she actually talking about?

Yeah, she’s clearly in mid-sentence, but hey we should just accept the Oompa Loompa’s framing devoid of whatever the original context was.

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Whack-A-Mole  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:39:40pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

Yes, he’s doing the ultra rare 360 degree pivot, rarely seen in politics due to it’s stupidity.

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:39:56pm

re: #102 Belafon

I’m curious why Christians really don’t “Christian business” as having very little to do with Christianity.

I love it when then advertise that way or put the little fish in the corner. It’s really helpful as a Christian so that I know to take my money elsewhere…

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mmmirele  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:41:56pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

You forgot this one:

The co-chair of Veterans for Donald Trump in New Hampshire, Jerry DeLemus, decided to plead guilty to some charge (he originally had nine various counts and it won’t be known until Tuesday which count he’s pleading to) in relation to the Bundy Ranch fiasco in April 2014. The prosecution is asking for six years in prison.

reviewjournal.com

Some of us who keep an eye on the Bundy trials think Chief Judge Gloria Navarro, who is presiding over this case, is likely to go with the prosecution’s recommendation, at minimum. Judge Navarro has not been willing to cut the Nevada Bundistas much slack.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:44:24pm
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Great White Snark  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:44:51pm

Have you guys seen Niume?

niume.com

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sagehen  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:46:00pm

re: #107 Anymouse

Like Mr. Trump’s supporters give a diddly damn about incarceration rates of African-Americans anyway.

Black voters in the 2008 primary sure as hell cared a lot about it. Which is a big part of why Obama got the nomination (her vote for the Iraq AUMF only mattered to that year’s equivalent of Bernie-Bros.)

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:48:32pm

re: #113 Great White Snark

Have you guys seen Niume?

niume.com

Hey, I misplaced your comment earlier about the kodak 16mm program. Where can I find more info? I’m not really big on movie film, but I am seriously thinking about getting back into medium format film - my Speed Graphic & my Rollicord need exercise though I’d still need a new scanner.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:53:57pm

re: #107 Anymouse

Like Mr. Trump’s supporters give a diddly damn about incarceration rates of African-Americans anyway.

Actually they do, they just think they aren’t high enough.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:53:59pm

re: #74 FormerDirtDart

One lovely piece of news from the Olympics.

A New Zealand runner received an Olympic medal only given out seventeen times in the history of the Olympics.

Smiling and a little teary.

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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:54:18pm
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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:54:29pm

re: #105 Anymouse

So I see there’s a Dismal River running through the Sandhills. Such an optimistic, uplifting name! I can see why it would be called that though:

Most of the land along the river is privately owned and used for ranching. The water comes from the Ogalalla Aquifer and boils up beneath the river in places, sometimes creating areas of quicksand. Deer, coyotes, beavers, turkey and rattlesnakes inhabit the area along the river.

Though much of the river’s length is unpopulated, the Dismal River Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, borders it south of Mullen. […]

en.wikipedia.org

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:55:23pm

re: #113 Great White Snark

Have you guys seen Niume?

niume.com

I hadn’t.Thanks.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:56:42pm

People have been posting photos of the backs of their cars on Twitter, showing Gold Star Family license plates, as the poster above did.

I can’t post such a solidarity picture as I am not on Twitter, so I’ll put it here:

Us hiding in northern Canada during the Republican convention.
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Great White Snark  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:58:13pm

re: #115 William Lewis

Hey, I misplaced your comment earlier about the kodak 16mm program. Where can I find more info? I’m not really big on movie film, but I am seriously thinking about getting back into medium format film - my Speed Graphic & my Rollicord need exercise though I’d still need a new scanner.

It started at film schools, and gravitated to some major camera rental houses like Panavision and Claremont camera, where my luck kicked in. It’s a massive push Kodak built a development facility for cinema film, especially 65mm / Imax which is popular. Medium format? Not so sure. I am sure 16mm cameras are coming, consumer accessible. Got an old Bolex?

motion.kodak.com

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retired cynic  Aug 21, 2016 • 6:59:55pm

re: #122 Great White Snark

It started at film schools, and gravitated to some major camera rental houses like Panavision and Claremont camera, where my luck kicked in. It’s a massive push Kodak built a development facility for cinema film, especially 65mm / Imax which is popular. Medium format? Not so sure. I am sure 16mm cameras are coming, consumer accessible. Got an old Bolex?

I have one, but it probably needs repairs! I don’t know how to use it.

124
CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:00:17pm

re: #119 CuriousLurker

So I see there’s a Dismal River running through the Sandhills. Such an optimistic, uplifting name! I can see why it would be called that though:

[…] Deer, coyotes, beavers, turkey and rattlesnakes inhabit the area along the river.

Actually, that sounds a LOT like parts of Texas (where I’m originally from), heh.

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:01:13pm

re: #124 CuriousLurker

Actually, that sounds a LOT like parts of Texas (where I’m originally from), heh.

We have the North Platte River here. There is also the Loup River east of us (where you find loups).

We do have all the same critters as the Dismal River has.

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:03:43pm

re: #122 Great White Snark

It started at film schools, and gravitated to some major camera rental houses like Panavision and Claremont camera, where my luck kicked in. It’s a massive push Kodak built a development facility for cinema film, especially 65mm / Imax which is popular. Medium format? Not so sure. I am sure 16mm cameras are coming, consumer accessible. Got an old Bolex?

Nah, I’ve always been into still rather than motion. It’s good to see them pushing film though it’s too late for Plus-X and Kodachrome. There are still things best done chemically rather than digitally - not many mind but some. I just need to find a way to afford a scanner for 120 before I can really get serious again. Be fun to hang a roll film adapter off my Speed Graphic and see the looks on people’s faces … :) Ain’t no chimping that monster LOL!

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Anymouse  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:05:10pm
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Jenner7  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:07:28pm

Whaaaa?

129
Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:09:22pm

Good night folks. Need to catch up on sleep and hit work early tomorrow to catch up on various things.

New Kitty

Day 2 of Feline Overlord Internship. She is settling in. Eating a lot too. But has discovered use of hooman staff as heated pillow to sleep on. She was also watching football on the TV as well.

Has encountered both Feline Overlords at 3-4’ distance at least once. Some hissing, but only Tuxedo Cat has growled at her. Expectation is to keep her isolated in the one room for at least a few more days. Then will implement a rotation for a few days where new cat gets run of most of the place in the morning, and I come home at lunch and reverse it — intent is to allow her to explore more and allow the other cats to get used to her smell more before I allow any free mixing.

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William Lewis  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:12:04pm

re: #129 Feline Fearless Leader

I really need a feline overlord but I don’t have one because I’m just not able to ensure I have enough resources for one. So I live vicariously through posts like this one. Thank you.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:13:56pm

re: #125 Anymouse

We have the North Platte River here. There is also the Loup River east of us (where you find loups).

Interesting stuff. Don’t get me started wikiwalking—I’ll end up totally distracted like a kitten with a ball of yarn—chasing every little interesting thread and eventually ending up on some totally unrelated subject, suddenly looking up at the clock in horror to realize it’s 4am and I only have a couple of hours to sleep before Monday is upon me.

Loup River

The Loup River (pronounced /lup/) is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 68 miles (109 km) long, in central Nebraska in the United States. The river drains a sparsely populated rural agricultural area on the eastern edge of the Great Plains southeast of the Sandhills. The name of the river means “wolf” in French, named by early French trappers after the Skidi band of the Pawnee, whose name means “Wolf People,” and who lived along its banks. The river and its tributaries, including the North Loup, Middle Loup, and South Loup, are known colloquially as “the Loups”, comprising over 1800 mi (2900 km) of streams and draining approximately one-fifth of Nebraska. […]

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:21:10pm

re: #71 TedStriker

I think we have going to have protracted low level civil conflict after the election. Like the Troubles, but maybe a bit more intense.

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Kragar  Aug 21, 2016 • 7:31:48pm

re: #128 Jenner7

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 22, 2016 • 12:34:19am

re: #38 thedopefishlives

Jesus fuck, that is sick. And it’s despicable to me that an aspiring politician is legitimately accusing the sitting President and the Presidential candidate for a major political party as being the founders of this disgusting organization.

He only meant it sarcastically…

…NOT!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 22, 2016 • 12:39:23am

re: #99 Anymouse

They’re purging any and all public expressions of the Christian faith and morals from our country.

You mean they are ensuring the constitutionally guaranteed separation of Church and State by forbidding religious displays in or on public buildings or paid for by tax money?

CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE!!!


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