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goddamnedfrank  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:49:12pm

Just finished Horizon Zero Dawn, I’ve been dragging it out, doing every side quest and even took a break because I didn’t want it to end. Yes, it’s that good, in my opinion it is one of the best video games ever in terms of the entire package; meaning the sum total of gameplay mechanics to story narrative, background, music, voice acting, environmental effects, world building, and graphics. The few complaints some people have about sometimes wooden facial expressions and repetitive gameplay are valid but also so minor in comparison to the degree of success here that they’re hardly worth mentioning. I do wish there were some changes made to the skill upgrade tree but this again is a very minor complaint.

I had serious doubts when I bought it that it could live up to the hype or ever possibly explain the premise of primitive future humans living in a world dominated by machine creatures but the developers really stepped up to the challenge and created a plot line that not only makes everything fairly believable but is deeply moving and emotionally effecting in the process.

10/10. This game alone makes the PS4 Pro and a 4K TV worth the price of admission.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:49:40pm
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jaunte  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:50:25pm

Another WTF moment.

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:55:00pm
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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:55:31pm

Joe is playing here in September but the tickets are $200+ so I can’t afford them right now.

Just checked the ticket site & they’re all sold out.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:56:07pm

re: #4 jaunte

Wow!

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:56:40pm

I had to do some Googlefoo to figure out what model of Gibson guitar Joe B. is playing in the video above.

In case anyone else was wondering like I was it is a 2007 Custom Gibson Skylark.

Never saw one before so I had to find out. Looks almost like it has a bit of a resonator plate at the back end around the bridge. Very interesting. Sure has a good tone for slide.

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2017 • 7:59:10pm

re: #6 retired cynic

“… Locked in a perpetual tug of war between the imposing gravity of Jupiter and the smaller, consistent pulls of its neighboring moons, Io’s distorted orbit causes it to flex as it swoops around the gas giant. The stretching causes friction and intense heat in Io’s interior, sparking massive eruptions across its surface.”

svs.gsfc.nasa.gov

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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:00:39pm

re: #7 ObserverArt

I had to do some Googlefoo to figure out what model of Gibson guitar Joe B. is playing in the video above.

In case anyone else was wondering like was it is a 2007 Custom Gibson Skylark.

Never saw one before so I had to find out. Looks almost like it has a bit of a resonator plate at the back end around the bridge. Very interesting. Sure has a good tone for slide.

I didn’t recognize it either. The man is a helluva guitarist.

And he doesn’t think Jimmy Page is sloppy, so his cred goes up even more.

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gocart mozart  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:02:01pm
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Birth Control Works  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:03:23pm

going to try to find something mindless to watch on TV —shouldn’t be too difficult.

later all

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Birth Control Works  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:03:41pm

again, thanks for your help on the previous thread!

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teleskiguy  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:05:56pm

If you click the tweet, the replies are every episode I paged with updated videos.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:06:06pm

re: #8 jaunte

svs.gsfc.nasa.gov

We have made campground reservations for the Great American Eclipse. Using Google maps, I’ve been able to find a baseball field in E. Tennessee that includes the shadow centerline—good for 2 min, 40 sec of totality.

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:08:48pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb
Looks like you’ll be in just the right spot.
greatamericaneclipse.com

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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:09:18pm

re: #11 Birth Control Works

going to try to find something mindless to watch on TV —shouldn’t be too difficult.

later all

Apparently we’re watching the Warcraft movie.

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:11:14pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

Lol, East Tennessee!

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:12:12pm

re: #15 jaunte

Looks like you’ll be in just the right spot.
greatamericaneclipse.com

We’ll camp near Chattanooga and make a 2-4 hour dash to the site, with backups for crowding or weather. Trying to get the 6yr old out of school for it, getting resistance.

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:12:50pm

re: #16 b_sharp

Hey! Have you tried some of the treatments for gRD?

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:13:08pm

re: #17 prairiefire

Lol, East Tennessee!

Up the road from Soddy Daisy.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:14:01pm

re: #18 Decatur Deb

We’ll camp near Chattanooga and make a 2-4 hour dash to the site, with backups for crowding or weather. Trying to get the 6yr old out of school for it, getting resistance.

I’ve got a 4 hour dash from home to near Carbondale IL, but I’m wondering if the traffic is going to be worth it.

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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:14:21pm

re: #19 prairiefire

Hey! Have you tried some of the treatments for gRD?

I take Tecta.

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:14:27pm

re: #18 Decatur Deb

Absconding for the Eclipse!

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:16:03pm

re: #22 b_sharp

Oh, good. Have you raised the head of your bed frame? That helps me quite a bit and you don’t notice the incline.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:17:10pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

We have made campground reservations for the Great American Eclipse. Using Google maps, I’ve been able to find a baseball field in E. Tennessee that includes the shadow centerline—good for 2 min, 40 sec of totality.

It’s the first day of school here in Rockwall, so I won’t be able to travel to see the full thing. My son’s science teachers has requested I bring my telescope to the school that day, since I have a solar filter. We can at least watch a partial eclipse through it.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:17:39pm

re: #21 retired cynic

I’ve got a 4 hour dash from home to near Carbondale IL, but I’m wondering if the traffic is going to be worth it.

Should be some good docent programs out of SIU.

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Cheechako  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:18:12pm

My neighbor here in Alaska has already made reservations for a motor-home rental in Oregon in order to see the eclipse. He plans to drive to eastern OR for viewing. He thinks that will be an area with limited potential for cloud cover.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:18:26pm

re: #26 Decatur Deb

Should be some good docent programs out of SIU.

Yep. I’ll see how the year goes.

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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:20:48pm

re: #24 prairiefire

Oh, good. Have you raised the head of your bed frame? That helps me quite a bit and you don’t notice the incline.

The problem isn’t the acid reflux, I can deal with that. It’s not knowing if it’s acid reflux or my heart. The uncertainty makes deciding what to do difficult.

Eg. I took nitroglycerine today in case it was angina. All that did was make me sleep for 3 hrs.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:21:50pm

re: #29 b_sharp

I wondered if that was what was concerning you. It would concern me, too. Have you checked in with your cardiologist?

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:24:03pm

re: #25 Belafon

It’s the first day of school here in Rockwall, so I won’t be able to travel to see the full thing. My son’s science teachers has requested I bring my telescope to the school that day, since I have a solar filter. We can at least watch a partial eclipse through it.

Going to put together a projection viewer using some old long lens like my Aero Ektar. I don’t have time to develop any serious photo skill, besides this guy has cornered the market.

zam.fme.vutbr.cz
zam.fme.vutbr.cz

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:25:39pm

re: #29 b_sharp

Damn. I find it better if I stick to a regime or else I can get the very painful spasms. Adding in the heart issues sucks.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:29:29pm

re: #29 b_sharp

The problem isn’t the acid reflux, I can deal with that. It’s not knowing if it’s acid reflux or my heart. The uncertainty makes deciding what to do difficult.

Eg. I took nitroglycerine today in case it was angina. All that did was make me sleep for 3 hrs.

An Omron BP monitor will detect an abnormal heart rhythm. Beyond that try to think about you ate previously, acid reflux is usually triggered by fats & oils.

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:32:24pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

La, egg yolks, mayo, fried food, tomatoes, blah, blah, blah.

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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:33:56pm

re: #30 retired cynic

I wondered if that was what was concerning you. It would concern me, too. Have you checked in with your cardiologist?

I’m not scheduled to see her for another month. Hopefully her office has sent my files to my personal doctor by now so I’ll go see him again next week.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:35:23pm

re: #35 b_sharp

I’m not scheduled to see her for another month. Hopefully her office has sent my files to my personal doctor by now so I’ll go see him again next week.

Choose wisely!

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b_sharp  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:37:11pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

An Omron BP monitor will detect an abnormal heart rhythm. Beyond that try to think about you ate previously, acid reflux is usually triggered by fats & oils.

Hmm. The BP monitor I use doesn’t have that feature. I’ll have to look into the Omron. I’ve eaten mostly vegetables & whole grains today with a bit of chicken breast. I had some chili tonight, but I’ve had the feeling of acid all day.

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gocart mozart  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:37:16pm
I went home with a waitress the way I always do
How was I to know she was with the Russians, too?

“Lawyers, Guns and Money” by Warren Zevon

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:39:06pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

An Omron BP monitor will detect an abnormal heart rhythm. Beyond that try to think about you ate previously, acid reflux is usually triggered by fats & oils

Omron makes good solid gear-I bought my mother a combo Tens-heating pad unit and it works fantastic.

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:39:16pm

re: #37 b_sharp

I avoid rice and lentils. I like whole grain items for healthy reasons but I have to keep my eye on them.

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:46:52pm

Grump. I need to get a start up loan for my photo biz. I am so tired of this job that it isn’t funny. No details, just frustrated.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 14, 2017 • 8:55:09pm

re: #41 William Lewis

Grump. I need to get a start up loan for my photo biz. I am so tired of this job that it isn’t funny. No details, just frustrated.

Check today’s NPR talk shows. One did a story on the emerging 1-employee/CEO employment model.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:04:23pm

re: #15 jaunte

Looks like you’ll be in just the right spot.
greatamericaneclipse.com

My brother is going to come down from Rhode Island to watch it in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, so I’ll join him there.

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William Lewis  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:14:15pm

re: #42 Decatur Deb

Check today’s NPR talk shows. One did a story on the emerging 1-employee/CEO employment model.

Not finding it. But unless I can find a way to afford a decent used car, a thousand dollar printer and another grand in supplies, that model or simply being a classic LLC isn’t going to matter much.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:16:07pm

re: #43 Big Beautiful Door

My brother is going to come down from Rhode Island to watch it in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, so I’ll join him there.

Hop-Town, I didn’t believe people actually visited that place.
In my three years at Fort Campbell I could probably count the number I times I drove up there on one hand…

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:22:54pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

Hop-Town, I didn’t believe people actually visited that place.
In my three years at Fort Campbell I could probably count the number I times I drove up there on one hand…

I might take the kids camping at Lake Barkley August 20, then we could watch the eclipse before heading back to Frankfort. I’ve lost enough weight that my sleep apnea is gone and I’m no longer dependent on my c-pap.

parks.ky.gov

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Anymouse  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:25:17pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

We have made campground reservations for the Great American Eclipse. Using Google maps, I’ve been able to find a baseball field in E. Tennessee that includes the shadow centerline—good for 2 min, 40 sec of totality.

I have home reservations for the eclipse (my brother-in-law and a friend from Omaha are coming to my house) as my house is on the path of totality.

Curious Lurker’s last post to me was at the end of a debate I bailed out of by posting a picture of a guinea pig… .

re: #79 Anymouse

SQUEE! Growing up, I had guinea pigs as pets.

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Anymouse  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:41:47pm
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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:50:36pm

re: #46 Big Beautiful Door

Good job!

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:52:52pm

re: #49 prairiefire

Good job!

Thanks, I had the gastric sleeve operation in November, and I’ve lost 87 lbs since then. My blood sugar and blood pressure are down to normal as well.

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Anymouse  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:55:53pm

re: #50 Big Beautiful Door

Thanks, I had the gastric sleeve operation in November, and I’ve lost 87 lbs since then. My blood sugar and blood pressure are down to normal as well.

Wow, that’s quite a loss. Did Mr. Trump find all those lost pounds? /s

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prairiefire  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:56:07pm

re: #50 Big Beautiful Door

Sleep is liquid divine.

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The Great Eye  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:56:46pm

re: #1 goddamnedfrank

Aloy is one of my favorite characters ever. The world building and storyline of the game are incredible. I’m currently finishing up all the collection quests and waiting for DLC to begin.

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 9:59:05pm

re: #36 retired cynic

Choose wisely!

Oh, hey! I just passed 10,000 Karma! Whoop!

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retired cynic  Apr 14, 2017 • 10:00:23pm

re: #54 retired cynic

And on that note, I’ll head to bed. G’nite all.

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 14, 2017 • 10:07:28pm

re: #24 prairiefire

Oh, good. Have you raised the head of your bed frame? That helps me quite a bit and you don’t notice the incline.

Everybody at my hospital gets protonix. Be careful about raising the head of your bed because it puts you at risk for skin breakdown.

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CleverToad  Apr 14, 2017 • 10:26:29pm

re: #14 Decatur Deb

We have made campground reservations for the Great American Eclipse. Using Google maps, I’ve been able to find a baseball field in E. Tennessee that includes the shadow centerline—good for 2 min, 40 sec of totality.

We have a reservation in Hastings NE. Looks like it should be in the 2+ minutes range, easy to drive a couple of miles north to add a few seconds.

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Puss Power  Apr 14, 2017 • 11:09:39pm

re: #57 CleverToad

We have a reservation in Hastings NE. Looks like it should be in the 2+ minutes range, easy to drive a couple of miles north to add a few seconds.

I signed up with a tour group in Denver (they only do astronomy tours). They’ve rented space on a ranch in Wyoming. I’m not sure how long totality will last, but I don’t know if a few seconds plus or minus matter very much. Just want to see it…

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KingKenrod  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:17:18am

Earth from almost 1 billion miles away

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electrotek  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:28:34am

So Radiohead is playing Coachella right now and they just played Creep for the first time since 2004:

Coachella 2017 LIVE Channel 1

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:33:03am

re: #60 electrotek

I saw Radiohead at Red Rocks in 2002. They did not play “Creep” that night.

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electrotek  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:36:50am

re: #61 teleskiguy

I saw Radiohead at Red Rocks in 2002. They did not play “Creep” that night.

Evidently, they performed Creep at Summer Sonic Tokyo last year. Shit.

They have never performed Creep last time they played at Coachella 2012, and the only reason they played Creep in 2004 was at the request of a band they cite as an inspiration, The Pixies.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:39:35am

re: #62 electrotek

It’s an Easter Egg these days.

Am I allowed to say that as a non-believer?

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:42:51am

re: #60 electrotek

Thank you for this. Pretty rad stuff!

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Arkansawyer  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:06:55am

Finally, I have break from the chaos. Hope everyone is doing well. Curious has joined the great knowledge. Unshaken gave her a memorable send off. I didn’t know much about her, but I always enjoyed her insight. What we see as the end is really just the beginning of what we can’t comprehend.

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JordanRules  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:55:11am

re: #65 Arkansawyer

Extremely well said. So many of y’all have found such a great voice in reaction and respect.

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JordanRules  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:58:41am
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I cannot.  Apr 15, 2017 • 3:23:10am

re: #56 SteveMcG RN

Everybody at my hospital gets protonix. Be careful about raising the head of your bed because it puts you at risk for skin breakdown.

At risk for WHAT?! I say this as someone who usually sleeps on a recliner…

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 4:39:58am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Service on the NEC has finally been restored and the hours-long delays have finally eased out.

What a nightmare for commuters yesterday. From 3pm till late in the evening, there were nonstop delays starting with power problems, which turned into a disabled train, and then panic when law enforcement tasered an unruly person in Penn Station, and the sound of the taser got mistaken for gunfire and started a panic where people rushed for safety and a few people were injured.

Not a shining moment in NY Penn Station recent history (which includes two derailments in the past four weeks). We need new tunnels under the Hudson, but those tunnels, and a nearby bridge, all need replacement or added capacity, but the politicians have tied all of that to building new stations that don’t add new capacity.

Shiny stuff at or above ground. Stations that are really shopping malls. Instead of the critical infrastructure, they’re dicking around on pushing for shiny new terminals/stations. This is where the bulk of the cost for a new Gateway Tunnel is going, not the tunnels themselves.

The scope of the work needs to be identify as what’s absolutely critical - the tunnels and bridge. And do them. Everything else is secondary.

And expecting any money from Trump is like getting blood from a stone. Trump’s infrastructure statements aren’t policy, and they aren’t a plan. It’s vaporware that doesn’t have the support of the GOP. His plan certainly wont fund the kind of mass transit projects that move millions of people daily.

Penn Station moves more people daily than there are residents in some states.

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Ming5000  Apr 15, 2017 • 4:50:17am

Good morning.
By Jeff Darcy, cleveland.com
on April 15, 2017 at 6:55 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio — What’s the biggest danger that President Donald Trump faces? Is it North Korea? Confronting Vladimir Putin over Syria? The FBI investigation into Trump campaign connections with Russia? Or is it retribution from the Alt-Right and Steve Bannon, if Trump fires him?

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 15, 2017 • 4:55:43am

re: #1 goddamnedfrank

I watched a play through on YouTube and I agree with this. I actually got to care about the characters, all of them. The premise was well done. There were a couple of plot twists I didn’t see coming.

And the final scene actually made me tear up. That’s never happened in a video game before.

I’m waiting until Black Friday before I get a rig to play it though. I’ll need to use my credit card to get it and I can’t let that get too high.

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(alpuz)  Apr 15, 2017 • 4:56:31am

re: #62 electrotek

Question: Was there a video for Creep that had people falling down(passing out, what-have-you) that I can no longer find? I seem to remember watching it w/ a friend of mine that’s no longer with us. I’ve searched, and found nada.

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:13:59am
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Targetpractice  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:18:03am

re: #73 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

As I noted yesterday, the downside to Trump spending a lot of his time fucking off is that he’s not made an effort to fill 3/4 of the posts that need to be filled. In his small-minded world, those people are unnecessary and he can run things fine without them. But in the real world, international diplomacy relies in large part upon an intricate network of diplomats and secretaries that has evolved over the decades since WWII. Without those people in place, we end up barreling from one crisis to another because the people in charge have no fucking clue what’s going on.

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:23:33am

Damnit…local news is playing videos of the MOAB bomb.

This is where I hate America. Sorry. Pet peeve.

It’s a big freaking bomb. It destroys things and kills people. It is not a big toy that goes boom and it shouldn’t be treated as such. It is not a big firecracker.

And yes, I know war and all. And bombing happens in war.

And then they follow it up with coverage of the Ohio State spring sportsball game.

That is America. We are so good at watching something getting blown up and then going out and cooking brats on a grill in a parking lot before a big game. Maybe everyone feels safe because we have the big bomb.

Arrrrgh.

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(alpuz)  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:27:21am

re: #72 (alpuz)

Question: Was there a video for Creep that had people falling down(passing out, what-have-you) that I can no longer find? I seem to remember watching it w/ a friend of mine that’s no longer with us. I’ve searched, and found nada.

Found it! Not Creep though.

Radiohead - Just

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:27:32am

re: #74 Targetpractice

As I noted yesterday, the downside to Trump spending a lot of his time fucking off is that he’s not made an effort to fill 3/4 of the posts that need to be filled. In his small-minded world, those people are unnecessary and he can run things fine without them. But in the real world, international diplomacy relies in large part upon an intricate network of diplomats and secretaries that has evolved over the decades since WWII. Without those people in place, we end up barreling from one crisis to another because the people in charge have no fucking clue what’s going on.

I heard him say yesterday he isn’t going to fill some of those jobs.

More money for him to play golf and fly all around from DC to Florida and New York.

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:29:02am

re: #74 Targetpractice

Oh, and last night Trump installed Scott Garrett as head of the ExIm Bank, an organization Garrett repeatedly tried to shut down.

This one’s personal. Garrett was my Congressman after the last census and redrawing of Congressional districts. He lost to Democrat Josh Gottheimer. So, he’s failed upwards into a position where he can fuck around with multinational companies that rely on the bank to help create opportunities for economic growth and jobs here in the US.

He’s completely unqualified for the position, which when combined with his intent to destroy the bank, shows that Trump’s ultimate goals are sabotaging functioning government, not governing.

He’d rather play golf all the time and watch government fall apart.

And the GOP is cheering him all the way to hell.

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I cannot.  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:29:39am

re: #77 ObserverArt

Given some of the crackpots he HAS been hiring, that’s almost a relief.

EDIT: Refer to Scott Garrett in the post immediately above me…

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Timothy Watson  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:34:40am

God dammit, I hate the fucking USPS. Worthless local post office is only open 4 hours a day, Monday through Saturday. 9:00 am to 1:00 M-F, and 8:00-11:45 on Saturday.

I’m at work during that time on the weekdays so the only day I can get my Amazon packages (Prime shipping with 2-day delivery my ass) is on Saturday.

I go there today and there’s a notice posted saying the post office is closed today.

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steve_davis  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:43:29am

re: #1 goddamnedfrank

Just finished Horizon Zero Dawn, I’ve been dragging it out, doing every side quest and even took a break because I didn’t want it to end. Yes, it’s that good, in my opinion it is one of the best video games ever in terms of the entire package; meaning the sum total of gameplay mechanics to story narrative, background, music, voice acting, environmental effects, world building, and graphics. The few complaints some people have about sometimes wooden facial expressions and repetitive gameplay are valid but also so minor in comparison to the degree of success here that they’re hardly worth mentioning. I do wish there were some changes made to the skill upgrade tree but this again is a very minor complaint.

I had serious doubts when I bought it that it could live up to the hype or ever possibly explain the premise of primitive future humans living in a world dominated by machine creatures but the developers really stepped up to the challenge and created a plot line that not only makes everything fairly believable but is deeply moving and emotionally effecting in the process.

10/10. This game alone makes the PS4 Pro and a 4K TV worth the price of admission.

“The game is set about one thousand years in the future in a world where humans have regressed to primitive tribal societies as a result of some unknown calamity that destroyed human civilization.”

Yes, a whole bunch of stupid motherfuckers woke up one crisp November day and said, “I gotta vote for the carnival barker, ‘cause someone said somethin’ bout some emails.”

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wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:48:49am

re: #69 lawhawk

Trump’s budget guts Amtrak, for one thing. The only infrastructure is cares about are projects that benefit the 1%.

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:51:11am

re: #82 wheat-dogg

Trump’s budget guts everything except spending on a wall that can be circumvented with stuff anyone can buy at hardware store (rope, ladder, etc) and a military that already spends more than then next 10 countries combined - and that includes spending of our allies in the mix.

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jeffreyw  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:52:41am

Imgur
Good morning!

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:53:39am

How about some fuzzy young kittehs?!

Yesterday the Columbus Zoo let their now 4-month old cheetah cubs (three sisters: Isabelle, Ophelia and Luciana) out for public viewing.

Here is some video from a couple weeks ago…all three romping around on a nice spring day.

Cheetah Cubs in the Sun

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William Lewis  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:00:43am

So, Holy Saturday​. I’m waiting to perform the service at 8:30 wondering if anyone will show since this is the first time our tiny parish has held this one. Still “in the midst of life, we are in death” and am appreciative for the reminder.

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Donkey With No Name  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:01:03am

re: #57 CleverToad

We have a reservation in Hastings NE. Looks like it should be in the 2+ minutes range, easy to drive a couple of miles north to add a few seconds.

Middle of Wyoming for me. Will get to verify the state’s existence with my own eyes!

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Timothy Watson  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:16:15am
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wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:19:37am

I just saw

Galaxy Express 999

for the first time (the 1971 film version). Wow! What a great film. Now I’ve got to get the original TV series.

This statue inspired me to watch the film. I saw it when I was in Tokyo.

Maetel from Galaxy Express 999
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SteveMcG RN  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:29:34am

re: #68 I cannot.

At risk for WHAT?! I say this as someone who usually sleeps on a recliner…

Depending on factors (particularly age, (but other factors like diabetes, nutrition, or neuro status also apply) the circulation under your skin starts to weaken. That makes your skin vulnerable to pressure. When you sit up for extended periods of time, you put a lot of weight on your sacrum and that squeezes blood away from the skin. You may notice a burning sensation on you backside if you’re overdoing it. If you have a companion, have that person poke the skin at the top of your butt cheeks and cleft with a fingertip. Normally that will leave a white spot that goes back to pink within a second or two. That the blood moving away from the finger poke and refilling the spot that the pressure pushed away.
I interrupt this message to report to MrsJ that there is a pair of legs sticking out of April’s hoochie.
But if you have reddened skin that doesn’t turn white when you poke it, that means the blood isn’t moving around, and that is actually a Stage I pressure sore.
The best prevention measures are adequate nutrition, hydration, and off loading. By off loading I mean changes of position to give the vulnerable areas of your skin a break.

Your skin may well tolerate extended recliner time. So don’t necessarily take this as a rebuke to your personal habits. It’s sort of a shout out to lizards with relatives who are elderly and more sedentary and otherwise vulnerable to skin breakdowns.

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I cannot.  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:37:03am

re: #90 SteveMcG RN

*checks risk factors* Sweet, I think I’m good for now then…now, time to crash.

92
lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:54:12am

So, that MOAB strike in Afghanistan that originally claimed 36 fighters were killed has morphed into 100 dead according to Daily Caller.

We’re still talking about a strike targeting 800, and you got 12.5%. Better than the ~5%, but still not great.

And it still doesn’t act as a deterrent or send any message to anyone that remains intent on attacking the US or seeks to do the US harm by any means necessary.

It doesn’t stop Assad from killing civilians with reckless abandon.
It doesn’t stop Jong Un from testing nukes or carrying out missile tests.
It doesn’t stop IS or Nursa from carrying out attacks, or IS taking credit for terror attacks around the world that were conducted by lone wolves.

And none of Trump’s actions have made the US safer. They only serve to show how unhinged Trump is - not unlike the president in Escape from LA, whose religious mania is second to his need to attack his enemies with an ultimate doomsday weapon.

93
darthstar  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:58:54am
94
darthstar  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:04:14am

The White House home page now looks like a campaign fund raiser.

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Major Tom  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:07:28am

re: #60 electrotek

So Radiohead is playing Coachella right now and they just played Creep for the first time since 2004:

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Video

Saw them on the 30th in Miami. They played a lot of old stuff, no Creep tho… There are so many good songs. I was just stoked they played Fake Plastic Trees. Unfortunately I was seated in the stratosphere.

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:07:44am

re: #94 darthstar

Feature, not a bug.

It’s all about generating email addresses for campaigning and fundraising.

It has nothing to do with policy or educating the public.

97
wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:07:51am

re: #94 darthstar

One wonders if Trump is trying to stay president until he departs this mortal coil.

98
Dr. Matt  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:09:01am
99
Jay C  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:11:10am

re: #78 lawhawk

Oh, and last night Trump installed Scott Garrett as head of the ExIm Bank, an organization Garrett repeatedly tried to shut down.

This one’s personal. Garrett was my Congressman after the last census and redrawing of Congressional districts. He lost to Democrat Josh Gottheimer. So, he’s failed upwards into a position where he can fuck around with multinational companies that rely on the bank to help create opportunities for economic growth and jobs here in the US.

He’s completely unqualified for the position, which when combined with his intent to destroy the bank, shows that Trump’s ultimate goals are sabotaging functioning government, not governing.

He’d rather play golf all the time and watch government fall apart.

And the GOP is cheering him all the way to hell.

Well, even the silver linings under the Trump Administration are likely to be composed mainly of tarnish, but at least The Yam’s nomination - even of a GOPer hack - to the Ex-Im Bank Board shows they’re not going to kill the thing entirely. (?? non-renewal of its charter or something??). For some reason I’ve never been able to quite unravel, getting rid of the Ex-Im Bank has been a Republican fetish in recent years. I read somewhere (here, probably) that the Admin has (surprise!) changed its mind: so there’s one small positive to report…

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Dr. Matt  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:11:12am

re: #92 lawhawk

By next week Trump will be claiming thousands were killed and that it was the most successful mission in the history of warfare.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:12:26am

re: #100 Dr. Matt

By next week Trump will be claiming thousands were killed and that it was the most successful mission in the history of warfare.

Five times better than any before

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:13:36am

re: #99 Jay C

Trump probably got an earful from Boeing and other manufacturers about the utility of ExIm, so he picked someone who’s been a vocal proponent of gutting it.

He gets best of both worlds. Gutting ExIm by 1000s of papercuts, and the manufacturers get to limp along.

103
jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:14:10am

The Trump Horror Torture-By-National-Embarrassment continues.

104
wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:16:31am

re: #103 jaunte

Perhaps the Queen can offer him a tour of the Tower of London, and then lock him in there.

105
PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:16:42am

re: #103 jaunte

So what happened here is null?
littlegreenfootballs.com

106
jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:18:04am

re: #105 PhillyPretzel

I don’t know how it will shake out, but the Trump team seems to be insisting on his carriage-ride and the attending massive security costs, while the British are sensibly resisting.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:19:17am

re: #106 jaunte

Good. I think Wheat’s suggestion is much better. ::: evil grin :::

108
Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:19:36am

So if Sean Spicer is on his Naval Reserve duty at the Pentagon (working in the Navy’s Public Affairs Office), who is going to play the Easter Bunny at the Egg Roll (assuming there will still be one)?

cbsnews.com

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:19:50am

re: #104 wheat-dogg

“President Trump, this is the fabled Golden Room, in which only the most distinguished royal prisoners were held.”

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wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:20:08am

re: #106 jaunte

I don’t know how it will shake out, but the Trump team seems to be insisting on his carriage-ride and the attending massive security costs, while the British are sensibly resisting.

The Royals could just decline, saying the Queen needs her comfort at age 95 and would prefer to ride in a proper limousine, tyvm.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:21:05am

re: #109 jaunte

“President Trump, this is the fabled Golden Room, in which only the most distinguished royal prisoners were held.”

Enjoy your stay.

{click}

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:24:19am

re: #99 Jay C

Well, even the silver linings under the Trump Administration are likely to be composed mainly of tarnish, but at least The Yam’s nomination - even of a GOPer hack - to the Ex-Im Bank Board shows they’re not going to kill the thing entirely. (?? non-renewal of its charter or something??). For some reason I’ve never been able to quite unravel, getting rid of the Ex-Im Bank has been a Republican fetish in recent years. I read somewhere (here, probably) that the Admin has (surprise!) changed its mind: so there’s one small positive to report…

A headline I saw read something like ‘In reversal, Trump decides to keep Ex-Im Bank after Boeing CEO explains what it is.’ Sounds like the Onion, but it wasn’t.

113
jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:26:56am

Given that Trump listens to the last person he was with, the queen may convince him to end the republican experiment here in the colonies.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:27:10am

Calming music for a Saturday morning:

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), as performed by the Singapore Vetta Quartet:

Canon in D by Pachelbel (Vetta Quartet from Singapore)

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:30:55am

re: #113 jaunte

I am not crazy about the idea of being a subject but it does have a certain appeal after this time with the uncouth one in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

116
b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:32:52am

re: #46 Big Beautiful Door

Wow. Way to go.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:34:34am

re: #50 Big Beautiful Door

Thanks, I had the gastric sleeve operation in November, and I’ve lost 87 lbs since then. My blood sugar and blood pressure are down to normal as well.

V had the same thing. She lost about 60lbs. Her sugar is still a bit high.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:35:01am

The husband and I have to go car shopping today. My much-beloved 2010 Prius is on life support and fading fast.

Neither of us has the patience for the car dealer games. He’s better than me….I get one, “I have to go verify this great price with my manager or I’ll get fired,” I’m out the door. Upsell? Don’t play with me. I walk in with EXACTLY what I want and a fair price for it. If there is any nonsense I walk out.

Why? Because I cannot stand being obviously manipulated. And I’ve worked with good salespeople who love the opportunity to make a quick sale, give me a hug, and call it a wrap.

Bleach. Off we go.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:35:05am

re: #54 retired cynic

We can fix that.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:35:41am

Felix Randomkitty is ill - he hasn’t eaten in three days. He couldn’t even be tempted with his now-favourite cat food, Little Green Footballs brand diabetic cat food (actually, cat food purchased through LGF).

His blood sugar tested this morning at 190 - not good. If he is still off his feed by Monday, it’s off to the vet in Scottsbluff to figure out what’s up.

He won’t even chase the laser pointer (he won’t even look at the laser pointer dot moving around). I’m not sure what’s up here, but he never ignores the laser pointer (he’s had it since he was a kitten) - he is eight years old now.

121
Dizzy  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:36:25am

re: #114 Anymouse

YouTube

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:38:07am

re: #118 BlueGrl21

The husband and I have to go car shopping today. My much-beloved 2010 Prius is on life support and fading fast.

Neither of us has the patience for the car dealer games. He’s better than me….I get one, “I have to go verify this great price with my manager or I’ll get fired,” I’m out the door. Upsell? Don’t play with me. I walk in with EXACTLY what I want and a fair price for it. If there is any nonsense I walk out.

Why? Because I cannot stand being obviously manipulated. And I’ve worked with good salespeople who love the opportunity to make a quick sale, give me a hug, and call it a wrap.

Bleach. Off we go.

When my wife and I were in the market for a new car at the end of 2012, we called the Smart dealer in November. We did not walk on the lot at all until everything was already agreed upon.

We walked in, handed over a money order for the entire amount (possibly the first time the Mercedes dealer ever took a money order for a car because the sales person was unsure how to handle it), signed the paperwork, and were out.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:45:12am

China fears US-North Korea Conflict at Any Moment:
bbc.com

(more at the BBC):
China has warned that “conflict could break out at any moment” as tension over North Korea increases.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner.

Mr Wang’s comments come as the US voices increasing concern at North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and deploys a Navy carrier group off the Korean peninsula.

China, North Korea’s only backer, fears conflict could cause the regime to collapse and problems on its border.

124
mmmirele  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:50:32am

re: #103 jaunte

One of my friends suggested, and I quote: “Put a golden toilet on the back of a flatbed.”

In reality, I suspect most Brits are not going to be thrilled about Trump being there and the security operation will be massive, not so much to protect Trump from terrorists, but from the Brits.

125
Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:51:41am

re: #117 b_sharp

V had the same thing. She lost about 60lbs. Her sugar is still a bit high.

My wife had it April 3, and she’s already lost 25 lbs.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:55:15am

In the silly video department, a couple years ago my step-father sent me a link to Axis of Awesome “Four Chords.” (The premise of the song is the Australian comedy band could never get a hit single because they never wrote a four-chord song. So they play lines from a huge string of four-chord songs that all use the same sequence: I - V - VI - IV.)

Everything from Lady Gaga to John Denver appears in their video.

4 Chords

127
Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:02:24am

re: #120 Anymouse

How do the kitty teeth look? One of mine got in that spot from a really bad tooth.

128
ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:08:57am

re: #98 Dr. Matt

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Trump doesn’t care if a bunch of snot-nosed little brats don’t have a good time at The WH Easter Egg Hunt.

They are too young to vote.

But his kids will get some more golden eggs!

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:11:41am

re: #127 Unshaken Defiance

How do the kitty teeth look? One of mine got in that spot from a really bad tooth.

My wife says she checked out his teeth and they seemed okay.

We had a second cat when we lived in Oklahoma. The cat was a rescue, and apparently was older than dirt. He had one tooth, yet could catch and kill mice without a problem.

130
BlueGrl21  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:14:23am

re: #122 Anymouse

When my wife and I were in the market for a new car at the end of 2012, we called the Smart dealer in November. We did not walk on the lot at all until everything was already agreed upon.

We walked in, handed over a money order for the entire amount (possibly the first time the Mercedes dealer ever took a money order for a car because the sales person was unsure how to handle it), signed the paperwork, and were out.

I have to drive a couple of different ones to make up my mind….I want another hybrid and both Toyotas I’ve had made it 150,000 miles with nary a hiccup. Also need a quote on trade in for my current one.

I did EXACTLY what you did last time, all worked out, drove over and the car wasn’t there…but a more expensive one miraculously was. My husband just backed off and watched me quietly, with Texas ladylike tact, tear them a new one and walk out.

So, this time I know the dealer I bought both my cars from and will work with them again. But need to get a couple of different used car quotes. Therefore, games.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:18:43am

re: #130 BlueGrl21

Yeah, I’m not a fan of haggling with car dealers either. As for our previous car, we knew we wouldn’t get diddly for it (I expected the Mercedes dealer to bring a forklift up to our Honda, take it over to the Dumpster, and drop it in.)

As far test-driving cars, I’ve never really done that much when buying a car.

As far as the Denver Mercedes dealer, there were no games. The car we discussed over the telephone was ready for us when we arrived. The hardest part of the sale was they were expecting to have us come in with loan papaerwork when we came in with a money order from the bank for the full amount.

Apparently the car dealer wasn’t expecting us to pay cash for our new car.

132
Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:22:27am

April the Giraffe finally gave birth! You can watch her with her adorable newborn live.

youtube.com

133
Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:30:50am

Happy Caturday folks. Maybe cat pics later cause much of the news is pretty somber.

I was looking closer at the makeup of the task force sent to Korea. The Carl Vinson of course we know as a top line super-carrier. 60 or more strike craft. Plus her CG and Aegis DDG’s. Normally they also have Desron 1 another six destroyers. ASW in depth, mid course + terminal BMD. That is a strike group equipped to hold off a peer opponent like China. One of those ships in the group is the one that shot down a satellite.

I’m not saying any of this brinkmanship is the best plan, or that Trump is helping in any way. The US Navy is above the political fray, and is displaying a force designed to deter as loudly as it possibly can. That’s our sons and daughters doing what the Navy does. I have to admit I’m a little bit more hawkish than some about the DPRK and ICBM’s. But more as in making the missiles at Greely and Vandenberg more reliable than sparking a Korean land battle or worse. I’m old enough I really did duck and cover drills in elementary school.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:31:11am

Had the most interesting experience last night. A couple of friends and I went to an Asia Society production of Shank’s Mare, a puppet show that was the coolest thing. It combined traditional puppetry with innovative live video using a miniature set (impossible to describe). It was charming, funny, sad, moving - a marriage of ancient and today in both techniques and story. Genius storytelling that I feel richer for having experienced.

Shank’s Mare Promo Video

135
allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:33:43am

re: #134 allegro

Oh, and Anymouse you would have loved the hammered dulcimer.

136
Decatur Deb  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:34:45am

SFZ left condolences on the CL thread. She could help fill the void, n’all.

137
Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:44:01am

Sorry if posted. Morning here, blah blah.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:46:38am

re: #133 Unshaken Defiance

Happy Caturday folks. Maybe cat pics later cause much of the news is pretty somber.

I was looking closer at the makeup of the task force sent to Korea. The Carl Vinson of course we know as a top line super-carrier. 60 or more strike craft. Plus her CG and Aegis DDG’s. Normally they also have Desron 1 another six destroyers. ASW in depth, mid course + terminal BMD. That is a strike group equipped to hold off a peer opponent like China. One of those ships in the group is the one that shot down a satellite.

I’m not saying any of this brinkmanship is the best plan, or that Trump is helping in any way. The US Navy is above the political fray, and is displaying a force designed to deter as loudly as it possibly can. That’s our sons and daughters doing what the Navy does. I have to admit I’m a little bit more hawkish than some about the DPRK and ICBM’s. But more as in making the missiles at Greely and Vandenberg more reliable than sparking a Korean land battle or worse. I’m old enough I really did duck and cover drills in elementary school.

I did duck and cover drills in elementary school as well.

I’m not sure which ship “shot down a satellite” (as I recall, there was a whole lot of noise from the US government when China did that, because of the huge mess of parts that now have to be tracked in space).

Navy task forces have traditionally been used to wave the flag and such. This particular task force being diverted from Australia to Korea, coupled with the bellicose statements from both Rexxon Tillerson and Donald Trump does not do much more than up brinkmanship.

North Korea was no threat to the USA, and still isn’t. As far as them trying to develop missiles, we certainly can’t go to war with every country that does that. Moreover, the loser in this scenario is South Korea. Regardless of whether we can pulverise North Korea or no, they will take out Seoul in the first few hours of an attack, a city with twenty million people.

And China has moved over a hundred thousand troops to the North Korean border. While pundits are claiming China is concerned about refugees streaming across the border, the last time China moved a mass of troops like that it was to defend North Korea from the US-led incursion into the North. I have no doubt that if the USA tried to attack North Korea that China would come to the North’s aid rather than either see it collapse or us take it over.

139
nines09  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:47:02am

Those of you with Twitter accounts can follow Joe as he travels and he’ll post little clips of him playing vintage gear. He’s also a collector. Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa’s Museum and Vintage Guitar Collection

If you have any knowledge of guitars and amps, or wanted, you’ll like this.
And I said it before, I’ll say it again, if you get the chance, see Joe. You will never regret the money spent.

140
Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:48:45am

re: #134 allegro

Had the most interesting experience last night. A couple of friends and I went to an Asia Society production of Shank’s Mare, a puppet show that was the coolest thing. It combined traditional puppetry with innovative live video using a miniature set (impossible to describe). It was charming, funny, sad, moving - a marriage of ancient and today in both techniques and story. Genius storytelling that I feel richer for having experienced.

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Video

Having a time finding their website to see if showing near me. Any hints?

Looks insanely cool.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:49:10am

re: #139 nines09

Those of you with Twitter accounts can follow Joe as he travels and he’ll post little clips of him playing vintage gear. He’s also a collector. Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa’s Museum and Vintage Guitar Collection

If you have any knowledge of guitars and amps, or wanted, you’ll like this.
And I said it before, I’ll say it again, if you get the chance, see Joe. You will never regret the money spent.

I signed up for the contest to win a JB Epiphone Firebird.

142
allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:53:48am

re: #140 Stanley Sea

Having a time finding their website to see if showing near me. Any hints?

Looks insanely cool.

Here is Tom Lee’s website:

tomleeprojects.com

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like there are any performances in your area. Or even any more in the US scheduled now. Bummer.

143
CleverToad  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:54:42am

re: #90 SteveMcG RN

But if you have reddened skin that doesn’t turn white when you poke it, that means the blood isn’t moving around, and that is actually a Stage I pressure sore.
The best prevention measures are adequate nutrition, hydration, and off loading. By off loading I mean changes of position to give the vulnerable areas of your skin a break.

Your skin may well tolerate extended recliner time. So don’t necessarily take this as a rebuke to your personal habits. It’s sort of a shout out to lizards with relatives who are elderly and more sedentary and otherwise vulnerable to skin breakdowns.

Useful information, since I do have an elderly and sedentary relative (and I sleep in a recliner to keep an eye on her at nights)
Thank you!

144
Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:55:04am

nooooooo

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:55:29am

re: #137 Stanley Sea

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Sorry if posted. Morning here, blah blah.

It’s not even noon yet in the eastern time zone.

Too early form Palin.

That stuff should be kept for after 5 PM.

: )

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Amory Blaine  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:55:45am

I took a different tact when we bought our minivan (2008). I took my wife and let the salesman keep us for hours. Then I lowballed the fuck out of them and walked out the door. Shocking even the wife. They chased after us and tried like hell to get me out of the car and back in the dealer. Which I did and got the price I (mostly) wanted.

147
Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:55:52am

re: #138 Anymouse

It was the Lake Erie, 2008. The CG attached to the group. For the rest, your mileage will vary.

148
makeitstop  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:56:49am

re: #87 Donkey With No Name

Middle of Wyoming for me. Will get to verify the state’s existence with my own eyes!

We’re flying to Oregon to see it. Still in the planning stages, but we’re going.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:57:12am

re: #142 allegro

Here is Tom Lee’s website:

tomleeprojects.com

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like there are any performances in your area. Or even any more in the US scheduled now. Bummer.

:-(

150
freetoken  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:57:16am

re: #144 Stanley Sea

Liz should just say no.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:58:56am

re: #150 freetoken

Liz should just say no.

Classless idiot. If you have to ask you do not deserve the honor.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:59:24am

re: #146 Amory Blaine

I took a different tact when we bought our minivan (2008). I took my wife and let the salesman keep us for hours. Then I lowballed the fuck out of them and walked out the door. Shocking even the wife. They chased after us and tried like hell to get me out of the car and back in the dealer. Which I did and got the price I (mostly) wanted.

I took a corporate attorney with me. I got everything I wanted. They just wanted to get her out of there. Heh.

153
ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:00:08am

re: #138 Anymouse

I did duck and cover drills in elementary school as well.

I’m not sure which ship “shot down a satellite” (as I recall, there was a whole lot of noise from the US government when China did that, because of the huge mess of parts that now have to be tracked in space).

Navy task forces have traditionally been used to wave the flag and such. This particular task force being diverted from Australia to Korea, coupled with the bellicose statements from both Rexxon Tillerson and Donald Trump does not do much more than up brinkmanship.

North Korea was no threat to the USA, and still isn’t. As far as them trying to develop missiles, we certainly can’t go to war with every country that does that. Moreover, the loser in this scenario is South Korea. Regardless of whether we can pulverise North Korea or no, they will take out Seoul in the first few hours of an attack, a city with twenty million people.

And China has moved over a hundred thousand troops to the North Korean border. While pundits are claiming China is concerned about refugees streaming across the border, the last time China moved a mass of troops like that it was to defend North Korea from the US-led incursion into the North. I have no doubt that if the USA tried to attack North Korea that China would come to the North’s aid rather than either see it collapse or us take it over.

The real fear seems to be North Korea would take any western hostile action out on South Korea. Everyone says they already have much artillery aimed right at Seoul only 60 miles inside the DMZ.

Should they mess with South Korea, then it may force Western nations to act. Then of course would China allow that?

Hopefully the U.S. has gotten some kind of an indication as to what China would do in all cases. And what would Russia do? Surprises at this time would not be good.

154
PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:00:56am

re: #151 Unshaken Defiance

Those are ceremonial carriages. They are for royal ceremonies not for visiting heads of state.

155
Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:01:24am

re: #87 Donkey With No Name

Middle of Wyoming for me. Will get to verify the state’s existence with my own eyes!

I have verified Wyoming’s existence, as I live right next door to it. My wife and I have a dine-out in Cheyenne Wednesday.

re: #148 makeitstop

We’re flying to Oregon to see it. Still in the planning stages, but we’re going.

We’ll drive up the sand road about ten miles north of town. While the total eclipse includes my village, further into the Sandhills ten miles north gives better viewing, and a longer time.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:04:22am

re: #149 Stanley Sea

:-(

I know. Seriously, this was so freaking cool it should be promoted and performed everywhere. We are so hung on Hollywood special effects and CGI. Seeing the genius of actual humans is… grounding. The ending was fantastic and hilarious. They brought the ancient stories to the present using a little robot thingie delivering an Amazon box.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:05:17am

re: #150 freetoken

Liz should just say no.

Absolutely. So debasing.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:05:30am

re: #153 ObserverArt

It makes no sense (to me imho) that the Chinese would impede the defense of Seoul. Try to cross that border other than tactically, momentarily and everything changes. If millions come under artillery fire around Seoul this will escalate with lightning speed.

What needs to happen is nothing for a while.

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:06:50am

re: #139 nines09

Those of you with Twitter accounts can follow Joe as he travels and he’ll post little clips of him playing vintage gear. He’s also a collector. Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa’s Museum and Vintage Guitar Collection

If you have any knowledge of guitars and amps, or wanted, you’ll like this.
And I said it before, I’ll say it again, if you get the chance, see Joe. You will never regret the money spent.

I’ve checked out his collection. Mighty fine.

There’s a guy here in Ohio that deals in rare vintage guitars and amps. Seeing Joe B’s collection reminded me of some of his collection. I’m wondering if he has sold some items to Joe. He has a pretty exclusive clientele.

Here is a link to his site: http://www.garysguitars.com/

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:07:51am

re: #154 PhillyPretzel

Those are ceremonial carriages. They are for royal ceremonies not for visiting heads of state.

For some reason I though Reagan took a ride with the Queen. Nope. He did but they were on horseback not in the Carriage.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:08:07am

re: #154 PhillyPretzel

Those are ceremonial carriages. They are for royal ceremonies not for visiting heads of state.

Trump wants to be royalty.

I don’t know how Queen Elizabeth is taking this (or if she knows the controversy surrounding this carriage ride for Trump), but she could just beg off claiming age and infirmity make such a ride impossible for her.

If Mr. Trump wants to see the carriage or sit in it, she can do with it like was done with the semi-truck at the White House.

Geez, he’s such a narcissist.

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freetoken  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:08:39am

re: #157 allegro

Absolutely. So debasing.

Liz ought to just say that no, rebels are no longer her subject, so it’s inappropriate.

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scottslemmons  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:08:50am

re: #157 allegro

Absolutely. So debasing.

And it’s not like anyone could make her do it. If Theresa May tells Trump to come on down, Elizabeth can still tell ‘em to fuck off and get out of her carriage. Ain’t no one in the UK government gonna try to tell the Royal Family they have to do what Trump tells them to. Well, probably Nigel Farage would, but no one likes him anyway. Elizabeth is richer than the Anger Yam anyway, and she spent her youth serving in the Army during the war against the last fascist fuckwad besides.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:09:03am

re: #160 Unshaken Defiance

They both love to ride horses.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:12:00am

re: #164 PhillyPretzel

They both love to ride horses.

Trump would so lose to a horse. It would be hilarious.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:13:54am

*snerk*

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:15:01am

Postmistress just delivered a package to my house oboyoboyoboy … aaaaa more yard tools as “presents” from my wife… .

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:17:00am
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makeitstop  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:17:27am

re: #167 Anymouse

Postmistress just delivered a package to my house oboyoboyoboy … aaaaa more yard tools as “presents” from my wife… .

Your wife sure knows how to drop a hint.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:18:40am

re: #166 Unshaken Defiance

*snerk*

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A while back a friend and I were sitting on my patio under the awning. Suddenly there was a THUMP-roll-roll-roll down the awning over our heads. Two black birds in the middle of doing the Birdie Nasty thudded to the ground in front of us. With shocked little birdie faces they scrambled and flew up into the tree to continue their activity when THUD down on the ground again they go, falling out of the tree. They finally completed the act in the middle of the drive - fortunately for them no cars coming along.

My friend and I hurt from laughing.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:24:31am

re: #170 allegro

Did everyone see this???

This woodpecker hitched a ride in Chicago (think it is tired) and the driver made a friend. I adore this.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:25:13am

re: #168 Anymouse

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We’re having a measles epidemic here in Ostrava. Why? It came here from Poland, which is having a serious outbreak. And how did that start?

Parents not vaccinating their kids, that’s how.

*grrrrrr*

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:26:22am

re: #171 Stanley Sea

Did everyone see this???

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Awww that is so adorable. Love that guy!

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nines09  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:27:31am

re: #159 ObserverArt

He’s out there in the sticks. The collectors have driven up the prices so much, and Joe alludes to that. Just the investment side of making money has made the entire high end market nuts. I could spend about two days on all that is wrong with it, but a guy like Joe does it for all the right reasons. If you ever see Joe he takes an extensive array of guitars on stage with him. I was at a Philly guitar show one time, and they had a lot of the heavy hitters there. Some of the prices were obscene. Like This
I held a lot of high end vintage in my hands. Some are special, some not. But each hand feels something only that hand can. It’s crazy out there.
I have a few friends who have high end players and that’s what they use, but the thought is always there; WTF am I doing with this in this bar? I never take my eye off my rig. Always have a table up front. Just me being a hack and I carry about 5 grand on stage with me in my rig.

BBL.

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:33:03am

re: #174 nines09

He’s out there in the sticks. The collectors have driven up the prices so much, and Joe alludes to that. Just the investment side of making money has made the entire high end market nuts. I could spend about two days on all that is wrong with it, but a guy like Joe does it for all the right reasons. If you ever see Joe he takes an extensive array of guitars on stage with him. I was at a Philly guitar show one time, and they had a lot of the heavy hitters there. Some of the prices were obscene. Like This
I held a lot of high end vintage in my hands. Some are special, some not. But each hand feels something only that hand can. It’s crazy out there.
I have a few friends who have high end players and that’s what they use, but the thought is always there; WTF am I doing with this in this bar? I never take my eye off my rig. Always have a table up front. Just me being a hack and I carry about 5 grand on stage with me in my rig.

Cincinnati is out in the sticks?

I sold a Fender Swinger/Musiclander to Gary three years ago. He’s a nice guy and he is well known. I saw a bunch of photos of him with his clients. All very well known, so they seem to trust him, etc. He treated me well, even let me handle some guitars I never figured I’d ever touch. I got to hold and play a bit on a No Caster!

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:34:03am

re: #134 allegro

Had the most interesting experience last night. A couple of friends and I went to an Asia Society production of Shank’s Mare, a puppet show that was the coolest thing. It combined traditional puppetry with innovative live video using a miniature set (impossible to describe). It was charming, funny, sad, moving - a marriage of ancient and today in both techniques and story. Genius storytelling that I feel richer for having experienced.

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Video

Oh wow! What a cool collaboration. Thank you for sharing.

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:34:37am

re: #160 Unshaken Defiance

For some reason I though Reagan took a ride with the Queen. Nope. He did but they were on horseback not in the Carriage.

I think Trump should be encouraged to emulate Reagan’s horseback ride.

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:35:32am

A True Leader would ride a horse to visit the Queen.

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Jay C  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:35:47am

re: #154 PhillyPretzel

Those are ceremonial carriages. They are for royal ceremonies not for visiting heads of state.

I got a vision of a dialogue over this issue between Queen Elizabeth and her Security Officer:

SO: “Sorry ma’rm: carn’t use the State Carriage for Mr. Trump’s visit.”
HM: “Why not?”
SO: “Safety inspection: wheels are broken.”
HM: “But I just saw it: it’s fine.”
SO: “Inspection’s not til next week, ma’rm.”
HM: “Oh.”

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:37:39am

re: #177 jaunte

I think Trump should be encouraged to emulate Reagan’s horseback ride.

We’ve seen how kids react to the Orange Menace. I wonder if a horse would immediately shake and dip its head then move back and rear up at the sight of him? It would not surprise me.

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A Cranky One  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:37:54am

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nines09  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:37:54am

re: #175 ObserverArt

I did a quick search before and brought up a shop in eastern Oh. Wrong Gary. Yes some of the stores will size you up and let you handle a few. Good to hear.

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allegro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:38:58am

re: #180 ObserverArt

We’ve seen how kids react to the Orange Menace. I wonder if a horse would immediately shake and dip its head then move back and rear up at the sight of him? It would not surprise me.

Not just kids. That eagle wouldn’t even pose with him. Critters know.

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scottslemmons  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:39:52am

re: #183 allegro

Not just kids. That eagle wouldn’t even pose with him. Critters know.

It’s why he doesn’t keep a dog.

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wrenchwench  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:41:09am

I’ve been told to cut down.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:42:49am

re: #185 wrenchwench

That is a literal “shot” of espresso.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:44:06am

re: #61 teleskiguy

I saw Radiohead at Red Rocks in 2002. They did not play “Creep” that night.

I’ve seen them five times between 2001-2012, and they never played it. Trust me, I didn’t mind. The best performance of theirs was 2007 in The Woodlands on the “In Rainbows” tour. I hadn’t been that mesmerized since the first time I saw Goodfellas in 1990.

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:46:41am

re: #182 nines09

I did a quick search before and brought up a shop in eastern Oh. Wrong Gary. Yes some of the stores will size you up and let you handle a few. Good to hear.

What is kind of cool about Gary’s guitars is he does not have a public store. He deals out of his house and has a vault off grounds. He did have some nice items around in his office. His rec room was rimmed by great old combo amps of all kinds.

The only reason I got to go to his house was I live in Columbus and he wanted my Fender enough he agreed I could drive down and meet him. He seemed to really trust me, which was cool.

I am not a great guitar player, etc. But, I’ve been around a lot of bands, been in a few (drummer/vocals/writer), ran sound, roadied…so I have an appreciation and know how to act around great instruments.

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nines09  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:49:39am

re: #188 ObserverArt

If you treat something with the same respect the owner does you will never go wrong.

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wrenchwench  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:51:28am

re: #189 nines09

If you treat something with the same respect the owner does you will never go wrong.

I always tell people, ‘Think of your bicycle like it’s your toothbrush. You don’t loan it to anyone, not even your brother.’

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Skip Intro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:56:05am

re: #144 Stanley Sea

I’m good with this as long as the carriage turns back into a pumpkin as soon as he gets his fat ass inside it.

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Skip Intro  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:57:54am

re: #184 scottslemmons

It’s why he doesn’t keep a dog.

A dog would take the focus off of Trump. Jr. and Eric would have to flip a coin to see which one gets to shoot it.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:58:35am

re: #191 Skip Intro

It will break when he steps into it. He weighs too much.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:03:04am

As usual, I can’t locate my wife’s W2. So she’ll have to get another copy from work Monday so I can do our tax return.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:04:34am

re: #194 Big Beautiful Door

Fortunately you have until 4/18 to file this year.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:06:50am
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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:07:12am

re: #189 nines09

If you treat something with the same respect the owner does you will never go wrong.

Tell me about it. Where I worked for many years, I was around some very exclusive vintage race cars. I don’t know if anyone is more protective and pricky about something than guys who have million(+) dollar race cars.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:09:36am

re: #184 scottslemmons

It’s why he doesn’t keep a dog.

A dog is too likely to be the centre of attention.

Trump must always be the centre of attention.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:15:57am

LOL.

Reductress describes themselves this way:

The first and only satirical women’s magazine, Reductress was founded in 2013 by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo. The mission of Reductress is to take on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.

PRESS:

“That the site registers as sincere to some readers could be seen as a mark of its skill, akin to Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, retweeting The Onion.” - NYTimes

As such, they have an article today, though they might not want to give Republicans any ideas here:

New Bill Requires Women Seeking Abortions to Paint Still Life of Foetus (Goes to Reductress, more at the link):

In the latest attempt to discourage women from seeking abortions, Republicans have introduced a new bill requiring women to first paint a still life oil portrait of the fetus before consulting with a physician.

If the bill passes, abortion seekers will need to obtain pre-approval from a special committee made up entirely of men over 70 years old, each one selected for the quality of their masculine horse art rather than their knowledge of the female reproductive system.

“We just want to make sure these women know exactly what they’re getting into,” says one sponsor of the bill. “And this is one painstaking and difficult way to do that.”

The new bill requires all fetal portraits to be “detailed” and “life-like”, although it notes that some impressionism will be tolerated if it appears to express feelings of regret.

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makeitstop  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:22:39am

re: #174 nines09

He’s out there in the sticks. The collectors have driven up the prices so much, and Joe alludes to that. Just the investment side of making money has made the entire high end market nuts. I could spend about two days on all that is wrong with it, but a guy like Joe does it for all the right reasons. If you ever see Joe he takes an extensive array of guitars on stage with him. I was at a Philly guitar show one time, and they had a lot of the heavy hitters there. Some of the prices were obscene. Like This
I held a lot of high end vintage in my hands. Some are special, some not. But each hand feels something only that hand can. It’s crazy out there.
I have a few friends who have high end players and that’s what they use, but the thought is always there; WTF am I doing with this in this bar? I never take my eye off my rig. Always have a table up front. Just me being a hack and I carry about 5 grand on stage with me in my rig.

BBL.

Yeah, prices are off the scale for the nice stuff. But the advent of the internet has made it so sellers with even marginal ‘vintage’ stuff are pricing so-so guitars like they’re one-off prototypes.

Pretty much gone are the days when you can walk into a pawn shop and come out with a ‘find.’ The shop owners look at the internet, find the most expensive example of whatever they’re selling, and that price often becomes their baseline. It’s nuts.

I’ve only got a couple of high-end vintage guitars. Most of my other old stuff is strictly player’s grade, because I play them. Now I go looking for more oddball stuff or guitars that nobody is trying to buy nowadays. Maybe they’ll be worth a lot more one day, but probably not. But I buy ‘em to play ‘em anyway, so I’ll get my money’s worth out of them no matter what they end up reselling for.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:24:38am

Damn

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:28:22am

Arkansas’ plan for an 11 day execution spree is hitting some roadblocks. The Governor’s bloodlust may not be sated after all.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:34:23am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:41:32am
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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:41:33am
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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:45:33am

re: #196 Anymouse

…and she hasn’t even started there yet.

Some people will believe anything (especially if it’s bigoted).

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:46:22am

re: #204 Stanley Sea

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And there are people alive today who may have known her personally who will live to see the 22nd century, assuming Trump doesn’t kill us all this weekend.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:46:29am

re: #202 Big Beautiful Door

Arkansas’ plan for an 11 day execution spree is hitting some roadblocks. The Governor’s bloodlust may not be sated after all.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:46:56am

re: #206 Puss Power

I thought she took a year off before she started college.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:48:35am

re: #207 Big Beautiful Door

And there are people alive today who may have known her personally who will live to see the 22nd century, assuming Trump doesn’t kill us all this weekend.

My mother’s maternal grandmother (my great-grandmother) was born in 1896. She died in 1993.

On her ninetieth birthday my ex-wife asked her what she would like as a birthday present and she said “to live into the XXI Century.”

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:49:46am

re: #208 Anymouse

Who donates drugs to a Corrections Department?

It might rhyme with “Wercer.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:51:28am

re: #7 ObserverArt

In case anyone else was wondering like I was it is a 2007 Custom Gibson Skylark.

I was - thanks!

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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:52:56am

re: #209 PhillyPretzel

I thought she took a year off before she started college.

Yes, exactly. I believe she starts this fall.

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:53:11am

“If he thinks he can get away with playing king, he’s got another thought coming.”

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stpaulbear  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:57:56am

re: #188 ObserverArt

What is kind of cool about Gary’s guitars is he does not have a public store. He deals out of his house and has a vault off grounds. He did have some nice items around in his office. His rec room was rimmed by great old combo amps of all kinds.

The only reason I got to go to his house was I live in Columbus and he wanted my Fender enough he agreed I could drive down and meet him. He seemed to really trust me, which was cool.

I am not a great guitar player, etc. But, I’ve been around a lot of bands, been in a few (drummer/vocals/writer), ran sound, roadied…so I have an appreciation and know how to act around great instruments.

This reminds me of one of the bands I was in. One of the guitarists would set up his amp and put his guitar on the stand first thing, and then we’d set up the p.a. and run all the cables. The bass player was laying out the p.a. speaker wires and for a moment was walking backwards. He bumped into the guitar. It fell over and the head snapped off. The bass player felt so bad about it he was crying and the guitarist was pissed, but he never made the mistake of setting up his guitar first thing again.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:00:40am

Mr. Echols told the crowd at the Capitol that the matter was personal for him: The convicts were all men he knew. For 18 years, he had waited with them to die.

“I’ve seen them at their best; I’ve seen them at their worst,” he said. “I’ve seen them laugh, I’ve seen them cry. And strangely enough, it was these guys that they’re getting ready to execute — the ones that the local politicians will tell you are irredeemably evil; they can’t be saved or redeemed — these are the people who showed me more kindness, compassion and generosity than any of the good people that are trying to kill them ever did.”

Damien Echols Says He Is Proof Arkansas Sends ‘Innocent People to Death’ nyti.ms

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:05:59am

re: #211 jaunte

It might rhyme with “Wercer.”

“Donating” prescription drugs is illegal, both for the donor and for the recipient.

If I “donated” my epilepsy drugs to anyone I would be facing a long time making big rocks into little rocks and then into sand.

State prison and government officials that get aroused at killing people? They won’t get diddly out of this, though they’ll spend tens of millions of dollars as fiscal conservatives to defend the state on killing people.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:10:10am

Since Curious Lurker told me “sqeee!” in her last comment to me in reference to a guinea pig photo (and commented she used to have guinea pigs), I will post a daily guinea pig photo until someone here tells me to quit.

So your “it’s almost Easter” guinea pig:

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:13:57am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:16:47am

re: #219 jaunte

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I saw one that said “show us your rubles”

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:17:24am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:24:19am
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Archangelus  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:28:19am

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Amory Blaine  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:36:24am

Speaking of finding deals I went to a pawn shop the other day, something I almost never do. There was a Wilton bench vise in a box marked 200. Normally it goes for about 600 new. SO I asked the guy if he’d take 175 for it. He obliged and grabbed the box. He opened it up and took it out. A super cheap crap vise was in there. The tip off should have been when he grabbed the box and hoisted it over his shoulder like it was nothing. Someone got robbed, glad it wasn’t me but I kinda felt bad for the dude.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:38:49am

Well, I had to duck out to the general store for a couple things, because it will be closed tomorrow.

The store used to be a combination Co-op and auto garage. The garage part is still empty, and the owner told me he would like to expand his business (since empty space really doesn’t make you a bunch of money).

I asked him what he thought he’d like to put in, and he deadpanned “a strip club.”

I asked if he thought a strip club would make any money in a town of 128, and he said sure, it would draw business from all around the area. He then asked if, since I am on the village board and would have to vote to license such a place, if I would vote for it.

“Sure, I used to be in the Navy, why not?” (I’m not sure if he really is interested in putting in a strip club, but hey, why not.)

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:42:46am

re: #210 Anymouse

My mother’s maternal grandmother (my great-grandmother) was born in 1896. She died in 1993.

On her ninetieth birthday my ex-wife asked her what she would like as a birthday present and she said “to live into the XXI Century.”

Grandma Bacon lived to 107. She passed away 17 days after her birthday in 2000.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:43:07am

re: #223 Archangelus

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EmmaAnne  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:44:45am

re: #223 Archangelus

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:45:52am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:46:23am

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:49:16am

ABC’s Terry Moran shows MOAB footage twice, urging viewers to “take another look!” wow! a bomb went boom! just wow, let’s run that again!

— Brendan Karet (@bad_takes) April 14, 2017

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:50:06am

re: #223 Archangelus

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Did you save copies of all of your communications? I wonder if it would be a good thing to gather up those and build a timeline on how out of control it all was. Then contact the new pros and let them know what you were up against and send them the timeline. Who knows, they may need a warning of who they are working with. They may already know.

I always found when working as a freelancer when you feel things are out of your control and the person you are working for says “no problem” there will be problems. Some people are never responsible for their own screw ups so they create issues they can pin on someone else.

Good luck. It’s a tough spot they put you in. I can see why you would want to defend yourself.

Was the “author” named Trump by any chance? /

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Archangelus  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:53:44am

re: #228 EmmaAnne

re: #228 EmmaAnne

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:02:43pm

New York Times Defends Hiring Extreme Climate Denier: Millions Agree with HIm

Amidst backlash and subscription cancellations for hiring extreme climate science denier, Bret Stephens, the New York Times offered a stunning defense: There are “millions of people who agree with him.”

With that ‘logic’, the Times could hire as a columnist former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke — or a flat earther or someone who thinks vaccines pose a health hazard. After all, millions agree with them.

(more at Think Progress)

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:08:21pm

re: #225 Anymouse

Well, I had to duck out to the general store for a couple things, because it will be closed tomorrow.

The store used to be a combination Co-op and auto garage. The garage part is still empty, and the owner told me he would like to expand his business (since empty space really doesn’t make you a bunch of money).

I asked him what he thought he’d like to put in, and he deadpanned “a strip club.”

I asked if he thought a strip club would make any money in a town of 128, and he said sure, it would draw business from all around the area. He then asked if, since I am on the village board and would have to vote to license such a place, if I would vote for it.

“Sure, I used to be in the Navy, why not?” (I’m not sure if he really is interested in putting in a strip club, but hey, why not.)

My province is so provincial strip clubs that sell alcohol are illegal.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:09:06pm

re: #226 Joe Bacon

Grandma Bacon lived to 107. She passed away 17 days after her birthday in 2000.

So she just about made it.

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wrenchwench  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:11:20pm
238
Belafon  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:11:29pm

re: #234 Anymouse

New York Times Defends Hiring Extreme Climate Denier: Millions Agree with HIm

(more at Think Progress)

When do they hire Richard Spencer?

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:11:47pm

Jews and Muslims in Australia are protesting a plan by a cemetery to bury over a hundred pig corpses in their cemetery as “an experiment”:

smh.com.au

The pigs will be buried in the same section as Jewish and Muslim graves.

Fairfax Media can reveal that, in a contentious move at odds with numerous traditional religious customs, Rookwood Cemetery intends to accelerate the human decomposition process so more people can be laid to rest in the same plot.

Up to 120 pig corpses will be used as human substitutes and have individual plots at the same sacred site where more than a million people are buried. There the pig corpses will be exposed to compounds, additives and “a lot of different variables” that are designed to “speed up” the natural process below ground.

(more at the Sydney Morning Herald)

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:13:18pm

re: #235 b_sharp

My province is so provincial strip clubs that sell alcohol are illegal.

Well, provinces are all provincial by definition, so there’s that. /s

I’m not sure if he is serious … if he actually does want to put in a strip club I’m not sure how the village would go for it. This is a pretty conservative place.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:13:45pm

re: #238 Belafon

Wjen do they hire Richard Spencer?

Oh, give those Presstitutes a week or 2!

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Archangelus  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:15:34pm

re: #232 ObserverArt

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:16:01pm

re: #240 Anymouse

Well, provinces are all provincial by definition, so there’s that. /s

I’m not sure if he is serious … if he actually does want to put in a strip club I’m not sure how the village would go for it. This is a pretty conservative place.

We are right behind AB in being conservative. Sometimes I think we’re nothing but a bunch of hicks pretending to be progressive.

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Archangelus  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:16:11pm

re: #238 Belafon

When do they hire Richard Spencer?

Shhh, don’t give them any ideas…

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while(1) worries++;  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:18:02pm

re: #223 Archangelus

Yikes! Sounds awful. My best of hopes.

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while(1) worries++;  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:18:33pm

re: #232 ObserverArt

Was the “author” named Trump by any chance? /

I doubt it. He received most payments on time.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:23:33pm

re: #243 b_sharp

We are right behind AB in being conservative. Sometimes I think we’re nothing but a bunch of hicks pretending to be progressive.

Well, my travels through Saskatchewan (which I’ve heard argued as very conservative) seem to show that province to be a liberal paradise compared to western Nebraska.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:26:25pm

smh.com.au

Baghdad: An Islamic State militant linked to the deadly 2015 attack on French weekly Charlie Hebdo may still be alive, the Iraqi military said on Saturday.

Boubaker el-Hakim was reported by American defence officials to have been killed in November, in a US drone strike in Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria.

(more at the Sydney Morning Herald)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:27:00pm

Tax returns have been e-filed.
And ahead of the deadline for a change!

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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:29:29pm

re: #203 Stanley Sea

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That Vanity Fair article is stunning. The Trump administration may be even worse than we thought and Donny is in way over his head.

Pray for America. No one is really in control.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:32:59pm

We were wondering why the president’s motorcade took a longer than usual route home from golf: to avoid #TaxMarch protesters

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:33:01pm

smh.com.au

(I’m reading the Sydney Morning Herald at the moment)

The paper notes that the Department of Defense (US) is not going to release information about the giant bomb dropped on Afghanistan and whether it achieved its aims or not.

They note the figures released on the number killed in the attack came from the Afghan government, not the Pentagon.

A Pentagon spokesman said its forces would not release an official statement on potential damage or casualties incurred from the strike, which was carried out in the Achin district of Nangahar province on Thursday night.

It was unclear why the Afghan government released casualty figures but US forces did not. For its part, the Islamic State-linked Amaq News Agency denied the bombing caused casualties among the militants, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. Islamic State offered no evidence to support its claim.

I can guess why: The White House doesn’t want to be embarrassed that the “mother of all bombs” was one mother of a bomb for military tactics.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:34:25pm

re: #247 Anymouse

Well, my travels through Saskatchewan (which I’ve heard argued as very conservative) seem to show that province to be a liberal paradise compared to western Nebraska.

Rural areas are much different than urban, especially if you’re a PoC. First Nations people get treated starkly different in small rural communities than in cities although there is an outward attempt to look accepting. As a white male I get told stuff by other whites they would never say in from of PoC or strangers.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:42:59pm

re: #218 Anymouse

Since Curious Lurker told me “sqeee!” in her last comment to me in reference to a guinea pig photo (and commented she used to have guinea pigs), I will post a daily guinea pig photo until someone here tells me to quit.

So your “it’s almost Easter” guinea pig:

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I never will.

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:43:23pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:43:28pm

This came up on my FB feed, from - of course! - my wingnut cousin in WV.

I was sorely tempted to respond snarkily, but in the end, I couldn’t be bothered. But I wonder about those who feel compelled to type “Amen!” and share this. Does the world really make more sense to them this way, where things happen because God or the Devil makes them happen versus just, you know, happening?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:45:01pm
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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:49:43pm

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

This came up on my FB feed, from - of course! - my wingnut cousin in WV.

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I was sorely tempted to respond snarkily, but in the end, I couldn’t be bothered. But I wonder about those who feel compelled to type “Amen!” and share this. Does the world really make more sense to them this way, where things happen because God or the Devil makes them happen versus just, you know, happening?

The uncertainty of a stochastic/chaotic universe scares them. They need to feel that in some way they can control the forces outside themselves & that control comes from the idea an all powerful being will adjust reality for them if they follow the rules.

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darthstar  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:55:30pm

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

This came up on my FB feed, from - of course! - my wingnut cousin in WV.

[Embedded content]

I was sorely tempted to respond snarkily, but in the end, I couldn’t be bothered. But I wonder about those who feel compelled to type “Amen!” and share this. Does the world really make more sense to them this way, where things happen because God or the Devil makes them happen versus just, you know, happening?

I like it…it’s like saying “Don’t retweet if you love Satan”…snarkalicious.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:57:19pm

re: #258 b_sharp

The uncertainty of a stochastic/chaotic universe scares them. They need to feel that in some way they can control the forces outside themselves & that control comes from the idea an all powerful being will adjust reality for them if they follow the rules.

But how can you look at the world as it is, and be more comforted by the thought that somebody made it this way intentionally? Pediatric cancer, for example - how is it more comforting to think that some supernatural entity wants those kids to suffer and die, than to understand that our evolution balances cell growth and renewal between uncontrolled growth on the one hand, and inability to heal on the other, and even though it mainly works (because evolution works at the population level) it sometimes fails, one way or the other? In NEITHER case do you have any control, but at least in the latter it’s not at the whim of a capricious entity.

It’s at this point that some believers will say that I’m ‘angry at god’, but that’s not it. I just don’t grasp the need or want to think bad shit is part of a plan.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 15, 2017 • 12:57:47pm

re: #258 b_sharp

The uncertainty of a stochastic/chaotic universe scares them. They need to feel that in some way they can control the forces outside themselves & that control comes from the idea an all powerful being will adjust reality for them if they follow the rules.

So, I take it they wouldn’t be big fans of a Lovecraftian universe…..one where man is but a transient creature, and there’s no one out there to save us or even care?

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:00:10pm

re: #7 ObserverArt

In case anyone else was wondering like I was it is a 2007 Custom Gibson Skylark.

I was - thanks!re: #56 SteveMcG RN

Everybody at my hospital gets protonix. Be careful about raising the head of your bed because it puts you at risk for skin breakdown.

Skin breakdown?! Is that as horrible as it sounds?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:01:22pm

re: #261 Dr Lizardo

So, I take it they wouldn’t be big fans of a Lovecraftian universe…..one where man is but a transient creature, and there’s no one out there to save us or even care?

So, instead of ‘the universe is run by a benevolent god who sometimes, for reasons we can’t fathom, makes bad shit happen’, you get ‘the universe is a horrible place run by a malevolent god who mostly doesn’t give a shit about you, but if he does, it’s bad news for you’?
//

Think I’ll stick with ‘the universe isn’t being run by anyone. Consider yourself lucky to be alive for as long as you get to be, because a lot of it is really fucking cool!’

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darthstar  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:02:44pm

re: #259 darthstar

I like it…it’s like saying “Don’t retweet if you love Satan”…snarkalicious.

First try…only 140 characters…need to work on phrasing.

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Targetpractice  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:03:32pm

re: #252 Anymouse

smh.com.au

(I’m reading the Sydney Morning Herald at the moment)

The paper notes that the Department of Defense (US) is not going to release information about the giant bomb dropped on Afghanistan and whether it achieved its aims or not.

They note the figures released on the number killed in the attack came from the Afghan government, not the Pentagon.

I can guess why: The White House doesn’t want to be embarrassed that the “mother of all bombs” was one mother of a bomb for military tactics.

The entire fascination with the MOAB is easy to understand once one remembers the obsession the armed forces had in the 50s and 60s for putting nukes on virtually every weapons project they were working on. Nuclear missiles, nuclear rockets, nuclear mines, nuclear depth charges, etc, etc. If there was something that blew people or materiel up, the chiefs wanted their designers to figure out a way to fit a nuclear warhead into it. The MOAB and other thermobaric bombs just answer the problem with nukes, namely all that lovely radioactive fallout that pollutes the area for centuries after the explosion. Now if they can just figure out how to miniaturize such warheads, they’d get back to putting them on everything they could think of.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:10:48pm

My favorite kind of Millennial has to be the type that doesn’t realize they’re a Millennial.

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Major Tom  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:18:49pm

re: #266 goddamnedfrank

I’m kinda with him… Its hard to say you’re a millennial when you grew up without the internet, during the Cold War…

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BeachDem  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:22:41pm

re: #223 Archangelus

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BeachDem  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:25:59pm

re: #234 Anymouse

New York Times Defends Hiring Extreme Climate Denier: Millions Agree with HIm

(more at Think Progress)

I’d also like to know when this occurred:

Stephens emerged during the 2016 campaign as liberals’ favorite writer on the right

or this

The paper’s current right-leaning columnists, David Brooks and Ross Douthat, are seen as representing a high-brow strain of conservatism

huffingtonpost.com

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:39:52pm

re: #260 Blind Frog Belly White

But how can you look at the world as it is, and be more comforted by the thought that somebody made it this way intentionally? Pediatric cancer, for example - how is it more comforting to think that some supernatural entity wants those kids to suffer and die, than to understand that our evolution balances cell growth and renewal between uncontrolled growth on the one hand, and inability to heal on the other, and even though it mainly works (because evolution works at the population level) it sometimes fails, one way or the other? In NEITHER case do you have any control, but at least in the latter it’s not at the whim of a capricious entity.

It’s at this point that some believers will say that I’m ‘angry at god’, but that’s not it. I just don’t grasp the need or want to think bad shit is part of a plan.

Theists don’t blame god for the bad things, they are a result of human failings. Their beliefs tell them the way to avoid being struck by horrible things is to believe in god with all their being and if they are struck by misfortune it’s god’s way of testing their faith and preparing them for life. They’ve had centuries of theologians analyzing and explaining how bad things happen and how to control it through belief in god.

I don’t know why they insist on concluding we are angry with or hate god. It’s impossible to be angry with something you don’t believe exists.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:43:31pm

re: #261 Dr Lizardo

It’s why the belief in a personal god is so popular. Deism isn’t terribly popular. It’s why I sometimes ‘grant’ believers an uncaused cause that is an impersonal uncaring god. It shuts them up about the BB but gives them no leeway with evolution.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:45:08pm

re: #263 Blind Frog Belly White

So, instead of ‘the universe is run by a benevolent god who sometimes, for reasons we can’t fathom, makes bad shit happen’, you get ‘the universe is a horrible place run by a malevolent god who mostly doesn’t give a shit about you, but if he does, it’s bad news for you’?
//

Think I’ll stick with ‘the universe isn’t being run by anyone. Consider yourself lucky to be alive for as long as you get to be, because a lot of it is really fucking cool!’

I’m not bothered by an uncaring universe where things are unpredictable so I agree.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 1:45:57pm

re: #264 darthstar

First try…only 140 characters…need to work on phrasing.

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Great push poll. Makes your point well.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 15, 2017 • 2:30:38pm

re: #75 ObserverArt

It’s a big freaking bomb. It destroys things and kills people. It is not a big toy that goes boom and it shouldn’t be treated as such. It is not a big firecracker.

Yes! I am very uncomfortable with real death and mayhem being treated as fun or entertaining.

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lawhawk  Apr 15, 2017 • 3:54:40pm

re: #118 BlueGrl21

Know I’m probably way late on this, but consider buying via Truecar. The price is pre-negotiated, and you get a few extras for doing it online.


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Virginia Tech Is Letting a Neo-Nazi Teach English Composition Mark Neuhoff, who teaches English composition at the university part-time, was discovered in late September to have posted a series of racist comments on social media. “I want white supremacy,” one post read. “Whites must be in control if ...
Thanos
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South Bay Locals Named as Part of White Supremacy Group An in-depth report by ProPublica.org into the activity of a Southern California-based white supremacy group has named at least four South Bay residents including one each from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. The report details how the group, called ...
Thanos
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New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed US Soldiers in Niger The soldiers questioned the villagers, who dragged on the discussions longer than anticipated. “It turns out that this village was a little contaminated by hostile forces,” said Aksar. “The unit stayed a little longer than expected because apparently people ...
Thanos
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Hyperloop in Missouri: Company Says KC-STL Route Top Contender An official with Hyperloop One, which proposes building ultra-fast tubular transportation around the world, said that a Missouri route is a top contender for development. Dan Katz, the head of policy for the company, told The Associated Press that ...
Thanos
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Sheriff Finds ‘Troubling’ Explosives, Guns, Maps and Note in Florida Home Photographs of schools, three bomb devices, guns and books on how to make explosives were found in a Dunedin man’s home Wednesday, officials report. Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were executing a search warrant at 1234 Royal ...
Thanos
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Editorial: Kobach Is Desperate for Trump’s Approval Kris Kobach has been running a Trump-style gubernatorial campaign since the day he announced. From his empty insistence that there’s a “culture of corruption” in Topeka to his argument that the Legislature’s decision to repeal Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax ...
Thanos
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