In Disturbing Echo of US Presidential Campaign, French Candidate Macron’s Campaign Has Been Hacked

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Well, it worked so well to get far right authoritarian Donald Trump into the White House, so what the heck? Why not try it in France, too? Macron team blasts ‘massive hacking attack’ on eve of vote.

The campaign team of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Friday confirmed it had suffered a “massive and coordinated hacking attack” after internal documents were released online, slamming an attempt at “democratic destabilisation”.

“The files circulating were obtained several weeks ago due to the hacking of the personal and professional mailboxes of several party officials,” Macron’s En Marche! (On The Move) party said in a statement, just as campaigning officially ended ahead of Sunday’s election.

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The online leak shortly before midnight on Friday came barely 24 hours before Sunday’s final round of the presidential election — one of the country’s most dramatic in decades — in which the centrist former economy minister faces far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

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“Those circulating these documents are adding many false documents to authentic documents in order to sow doubt and disinformation,” Macron’s team said.

It noted that the release came “in the last hour of the official campaign” and that it is “clearly a matter of democratic destabilisation, like that seen during the last presidential campaign in the United States”.

It’s clearly no coincidence that these hacks are intended to help the openly antisemitic candidate from an extreme right wing group with ties to Holocaust deniers and Nazis: Marine Le Pen.

And guess who appears to be behind it again?

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471 comments

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prairiefire  May 5, 2017 • 4:41:59pm

Damn! People need to figure this shit out!

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 4:44:17pm

I’m sure Glenn Greenwald has a justification for this.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 4:47:10pm

re: #1 prairiefire

Damn! People need to figure this shit out!

How do they do that? This is almost exactly like Comey’s “bombshell” that threw the election to tRump. What is a campaign supposed to do when they are not allowed to respond?

Putin knows all the weaknesses democracies have and he’s using them to destroy them. That’s what’s going on in France, and what went on here.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 4:49:51pm

I’m not in the mood for humor, but this seems to fit.

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Jay C  May 5, 2017 • 4:53:41pm

From last thread:

Well, he does have half a point: the PPACA was passed in 2010 by a 2-vote margin*, this hideous mess of the AHCA passed the House by 3.
WOO-HOO! Mandate!!!! But of course, the sneering and gloating over his “victory” is all that counts: Effects on people? Meh….

*Big difference: in 2010 the House knew what they were voting on: this time spite and cheap politics are all that seem to count.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 4:54:52pm

re: #5 Jay C

From last thread:

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Well, he does have half a point: the PPACA was passed in 2010 by a 2-vote margin*, this hideous mess of the AHCA passed the House by 3.
WOO-HOO! Mandate!!!! But of course, the sneering and gloating over his “victory” is all that counts: Effects on people? Meh….

*Big difference: in 2010 the House knew what they were voting: this time spite and cheap politics are all that seem to count.

Oh whine some more, you toddler.

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Barefoot Grin  May 5, 2017 • 4:57:32pm

I listened to Iggy twice today:

People said we were negative
They said we’d take but
We would never give
But we’d sing da-da-da
Da-da-da dumb dumb day
Da-da-da-da-da dumb
And hope it would pay
Da-da-da-da it’s been
A dumdumdum day
A dumb dumb day

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 5, 2017 • 4:59:57pm

Tucker and Dale vs Evil on DirecTV Chill Channel.

Can not stop laughing.
It is soooo campy stupid.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:00:13pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tucker and Dale vs Evil on DirecTV Chill Channel.

Can not stop laughing.
It is soooo campy stupid.

It’s a fun movie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 5, 2017 • 5:01:26pm

re: #9 HappyWarrior

It’s a fun movie.

it is.

and I’m almost afraid that I know these guys IRL as my neighbors…

:D

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 5:02:51pm

Hey Klys (re your car):

What the mechanics need to diagnose the oil leak is to have the engine cleaned. I’ve heard mechanics talk about steam cleaning engines, but for your purposes, you can just take the car to a self-service car wash and use the high pressure wand to soap and then wash the engine. Pay attention to the sides and bottom. Try to avoid spraying into the distributor directly or into wiring harnesses.

After the engine is cleaned, place a piece of cardboard under the car while it’s parked, and then look for oil drops on the cardboard. If you see some, note whats above the drops (front of the engine or back, which side, etc.) and tell the mechanic. That gives a clue where on the engine to look.

Hope it’s nothing expensive.

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FormerDirtDart  May 5, 2017 • 5:03:56pm
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Bubblehead II  May 5, 2017 • 5:04:12pm

,,,

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 5:04:46pm

re: #11 A Cranky One

Yeah, I get the why.

I actually haven’t had any drops under the car that I’ve seen at all. There is definitely a leak (I can smell hot oil after I’ve driven it for a bit) but it’s not major.

I just need to deal with it. Which means setting aside time to deal with it too. Blargh.

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Decatur Deb  May 5, 2017 • 5:08:36pm

re: #14 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, I get the why.

I actually haven’t had any drops under the car that I’ve seen at all. There is definitely a leak (I can smell hot oil after I’ve driven it for a bit) but it’s not major.

I just need to deal with it. Which means setting aside time to deal with it too. Blargh.

Time for metrics: How much oil is actually missing every 500 miles? Anything much less than a quart just calls for vigilance.

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Jay C  May 5, 2017 • 5:09:37pm

re: #6 HappyWarrior

Oh whine some more, you toddler.

Huh? Me? Or the “President”??

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electrotek  May 5, 2017 • 5:09:39pm

This Indo Christian is delusional:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 5:09:56pm

re: #15 Decatur Deb

Time for metrics: How much oil is actually missing every 500 miles? Anything much less than a quart just calls for vigilance.

I’ll get back to you on that.

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William Lewis  May 5, 2017 • 5:10:23pm

re: #12 FormerDirtDart

Of course they copied them. How else could they give them to their boss in Moscow?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 5:10:25pm

re: #18 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’ll get back to you on that.

And by get back to you on that I mean in 2 months when I’ve driven 500 miles. Unless it’s blatantly obvious sooner. >.>

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:13:12pm

re: #16 Jay C

Huh? Me? Or the “President”??

Heh Donald, Donald.

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William Lewis  May 5, 2017 • 5:14:22pm

Fuck these assholes, we need something fun.

I don’t watch late night TV shows so I found this elsewhere. It’s too cute for words so just watch it, kay?

Star Wars Fan Adam Scott Surprised by His Idol Mark Hamill

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 5:14:51pm

re: #20 klys (maker of Silmarils)

And by get back to you on that I mean in 2 months when I’ve driven 500 miles. Unless it’s blatantly obvious sooner. >.>

2 months? I drive 500 miles in a week.

/That’s bad, if you didn’t know

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 5:15:37pm

re: #11 A Cranky One

Klys:

I decided to investigate further after posting the comment, and will retract my suggestion. While I’d be comfortable pressure washing, there are a lot of caveats that require some engine knowledge. For example, I mentioned avoiding the distributor and wiring harnesses, but there are other areas where high pressure water could infiltrate that I’d recognize and avoid but that’s not easy knowledge to pass along.

Having said that, pressure washing the bottom of the engine is less of an issue, and will help. Most reasonable advice for DIY is to spray the engine with degreaser and then wash it with a hose, using a spray). However, I did a quick Google search and it was fairly easy to find places that steam clean engines, including detailing shops. So that may be the best (and less greasy) option.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 5, 2017 • 5:16:08pm

So this is the new reality? Russia is just going to fuck with elections all over the world and no one can stop them?

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:17:34pm

Jonah Goldberg is an idiot but you knew that already. Not only did he twist Jimmy Kimmel’s story about his son into Hitler, he has no idea what empathy actually is. Man I don’t miss seeing NRO’s crap here at all. That alone should discredit NRO as a serious publication.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 5:18:03pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

So this is the new reality? Russia is just going to fuck with elections all over the world and no one can stop them?

Looks like it, and as they get their puppets (like tRump) installed there’s even less chance of stopping them. I should include the entire GOP as members of Putin’s puppet show, since it couldn’t have happened without their full cooperation.

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jeffreyw  May 5, 2017 • 5:18:08pm

Biscuit Crust Pot Pie!

Imgur

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:18:18pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

So this is the new reality? Russia is just going to fuck with elections all over the world and no one can stop them?

If we only had an American president who cared more about our allies than Putin.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 5:18:34pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

He writes for the LA Times.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:20:31pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

He writes for the LA Times.

I thought he was at NRO still. Either way, how the hell do you go on a rant about Hitler from a man talking about his newborn having emergency heart surgery and wishing that other people had the same privileges as him.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 5:26:02pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

My point is that once reasonable publications have picked up these hacks for “balance”. He may still be at NRO. I’m not going to look. Because he’s in the Times, he also appears in the SF Chronicle from time to time.

It’s almost as though these papers want to fail. To the right they’re “fake news” so they won’t buy them, and people like me start wondering why I’m paying to read Fox “news” in print

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 5:26:48pm

re: #24 A Cranky One

I know enough to know my limitations. They pointed out to me the areas of concern when I had it in for the maintenance (150k) and their recommendation was to have it steam cleaned and then bring it back in so they could assess. I trust these guys to not screw me over - this is the place that tried their best after it wouldn’t keep running for me and only charged $60 for the tests when it wouldn’t reproduce the issue.

I just need to get that done and I’ve been lazy. May still be lazy for a little longer because if the answer is bad that’s a lot of money that could be better put to other uses right now. I’ll keep an eye on the oil levels and see how it goes from there.

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 5:28:40pm

re: #33 klys (maker of Silmarils)

“Know your limits, Master Wayne.”

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 5:29:53pm

re: #14 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, I get the why.

I actually haven’t had any drops under the car that I’ve seen at all. There is definitely a leak (I can smell hot oil after I’ve driven it for a bit) but it’s not major.

I just need to deal with it. Which means setting aside time to deal with it too. Blargh.

Hot oil smell suggests a few things, the primary one being that oil is getting on hot parts and burning. Suggests the leak may be near the top of the engine and dripping down. At least that’s where I’d start.

After the money you’ve put into the vehicle, hope it’s nothing serious. Sounds like it’s more of an inconvenience right now. My experience has been Toyotas will go hundreds of thousands of miles with minimal repair. Put over 350,000 on my last one and it still ran great.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:30:01pm

re: #32 Skip Intro

My point is that once reasonable publications have picked up these hacks for “balance”. He may still be at NRO. I’m not going to look. Because he’s in the Times, he also appears in the SF Chronicle from time to time.

It’s almost as though these papers want to fail. To the right they’re “fake news” so they won’t buy them, and people like me start wondering why I’m paying to read Fox “news” in print

Yeah I hear you, the WaPo now has Hugh Hewitt writing for them.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 5:32:06pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

I guess all the media thinks they need tRump apologists writing for them for “balance”. They are wrong.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 5:32:33pm

re: #35 A Cranky One

Hot oil smell suggests a few things, the primary one being that oil is getting on hot parts and burning. Suggests the leak may be near the top of the engine and dripping down. At least that’s where I’d start.

After the money you’ve put into the vehicle, hope it’s nothing serious. Sounds like it’s more of an inconvenience right now. My experience has been Toyotas will go hundreds of thousands of miles with minimal repair. Put over 350,000 on my last one and it still ran great.

I love this car and will keep it going until it’s really financially not-feasible at all. It drives amazingly responsive. It is my baby.

I’m going to cry the day I have to replace it.

(Yes it’s still my first car.)

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:32:52pm

re: #37 Skip Intro

I guess all the media thinks they need tRump apologists writing for them for “balance”. They are wrong.

Yeah I guess so.

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 5:33:03pm

re: #38 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I love this car and will keep it going until it’s really financially not-feasible at all. It drives amazingly responsive. It is my baby.

I’m going to cry the day I have to replace it.

(Yes it’s still my first car.)

I didn’t have a choice in replacing my first car. This fall will be 12 years.

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Bubblehead II  May 5, 2017 • 5:44:49pm

Night Lizards.

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 5:50:03pm

re: #38 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I love this car and will keep it going until it’s really financially not-feasible at all. It drives amazingly responsive. It is my baby.

I’m going to cry the day I have to replace it.

(Yes it’s still my first car.)

One other suggestion: walk around the vehicle and verify that the smell is coming from the engine area. There are a few other problems that could result in an oil smell that can be eliminated by verifying the smell is from the engine.

Love my Rav4 (2011). It’s got the V6 and is very peppy (helpful around the Chicago area traffic), handles and rides well. So I’m a little biased. ;-)

The day after I bought it my spouse walked into the back yard to discover I’d removed part of the dashboard, all four door panels, rocker panels and part of the trunk. Was a bit freaked, but I was installing a killer sound system I’d put together. Did tons of custom installations over the years, so it was no big deal to me but she kept saying “But you just took your brand new car all apart!”. But the system sounds amazing and can wake the neighbors if desired. Not that I ever play it loud…;-) And it looks factory so it doesn’t tempt thieves.

Focal woofers and tweeters in all four doors, JL Audio subwoofer and 1200 watts. Makes the daily commute ever so much more enjoyable.

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 5:50:39pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:53:12pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

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Well they have a friend in the WH in Trump. This really sucks. I hate to pat myself on the back but I never saw Assenge as a hero.

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 5:53:38pm

re: #42 A Cranky One

I do my own maintenance on all our cars, at least, as best I can. In fact, I am slowly building up my confidence (and inebriation) to drop the fuel tank in Mrs. Fish’s ‘79 beastie. However, easily the most aggravating and time-consuming job I have done to date has been dropping the dashboard in her ‘97 Lincoln Town Car to replace the heater core. For the non-mechanically-inclined, a heater core is a device that warms the air coming through your vents by using engine coolant, kind of like a mini-radiator. But if it leaks, you get engine coolant spraying onto your windshield, which is … unpleasant. The process of dropping the dash and gaining access to the core (“the demon core”, I called it, after the fatal plutonium device that claimed the lives of two Manhattan Project scientists back in the late 1940’s) took me a solid week to accomplish from beginning to end.

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 5:54:34pm
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EPR-radar  May 5, 2017 • 5:55:14pm

re: #42 A Cranky One

A 1200 watt car stereo system? I didn’t know the numbers got that high. Forget about waking the neighbors, that thing could probably launch satellites into low earth orbit.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 5:55:31pm

re: #45 thedopefishlives

Fun fact: they’re working on making the building where the …I think second… fatal accident took place accessible to the public. (It’s not yet.)

They probably aren’t prepared for people to go “oh yes, that one” when reading that section of the poster though. I don’t think a lot of people kill time by reading Wikipedia articles about criticality accidents. (Which is a shame, they’re fascinating.)

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 5:56:53pm

re: #48 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Fun fact: they’re working on making the building where the …I think second… fatal accident took place accessible to the public. (It’s not yet.)

They probably aren’t prepared for people to go “oh yes, that one” when reading that section of the poster though. I don’t think a lot of people kill time by reading Wikipedia articles about criticality accidents. (Which is a shame, they’re fascinating.)

Obviously I do. The demon core, SL-1, Chernobyl. I have a fascination with train wrecks, nuclear or otherwise.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:57:17pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

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Very true.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 5:57:43pm

I’m sure the far left thinks Marcon deserves this for some reason because he’s not pure enough.

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 6:03:22pm

re: #49 thedopefishlives

Actually, the ones that most engage my attention besides criticality incidents are plane crashes. It’s incredible to me how a single accident can advance airline safety by leaps and bounds. Some of the early crashes and accidents are … horrific.

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Decatur Deb  May 5, 2017 • 6:04:23pm

re: #49 thedopefishlives

Obviously I do. The demon core, SL-1, Chernobyl. I have a fascination with train wrecks, nuclear or otherwise.

One of my old installations had a californium source strong enough to do radiography on artillery rounds as they moved through a shielding maze. The supervisor told his people: “If you see it, go home and die.”

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Stanley Sea  May 5, 2017 • 6:09:05pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:10:22pm

re: #54 Stanley Sea

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Good!

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William Lewis  May 5, 2017 • 6:12:49pm

re: #54 Stanley Sea

How long till the hung jury?

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 6:13:36pm

re: #45 thedopefishlives

I do my own maintenance on all our cars, at least, as best I can. In fact, I am slowly building up my confidence (and inebriation) to drop the fuel tank in Mrs. Fish’s ‘79 beastie. However, easily the most aggravating and time-consuming job I have done to date has been dropping the dashboard in her ‘97 Lincoln Town Car to replace the heater core. For the non-mechanically-inclined, a heater core is a device that warms the air coming through your vents by using engine coolant, kind of like a mini-radiator. But if it leaks, you get engine coolant spraying onto your windshield, which is … unpleasant. The process of dropping the dash and gaining access to the core (“the demon core”, I called it, after the fatal plutonium device that claimed the lives of two Manhattan Project scientists back in the late 1940’s) took me a solid week to accomplish from beginning to end.

A leaky heater core can also leak into the passenger compartment, leaving wet stained carpet and a smell you don’t want to experience. Don’t ask me how I know. Same pain of a job but with the added joy of needing to lay in the mess. “The demon core”, heh. I like it. Not the words I call them but it works.

Did all the maintenance and repairs for my ex’s cars and all three kid’s cars as well as my own. Only exceptions were jobs that required a lift or jack stands; my driveway was inclined so it was a safety question. Even repaired my son’s car after he smashed in the front end, using a tree and a come-along winch to pull the sheet metal. In the snow in January. Uphill both ways…

Now I know an honest mechanic who I trust and is very reasonably priced. Good thing too, because I’m too old and cranky to be bending over for very long. ;-)

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:14:32pm

re: #56 William Lewis

How long till the hung jury?

You’re right. How sad is it that an indictment is welcome news?

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 6:15:17pm

re: #57 A Cranky One

I’ll do the jobs with the jack stands (don’t have a lift), but the two things I won’t touch are exhaust and automatic transmissions. Automatic transmissions are intimidating, and as for exhaust, well, I have a bad history with trying to get rusty fasteners apart and I’d just as soon not have to deal with it.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 6:16:20pm

From the last thread (dead for a couple hours now):

re: #343 Anymouse

Everyone who ever got adult-onset epilepsy didn’t take care of themselves or didn’t have insurance.

(Epilepsy gets you thrown off both health and life insurance. For now the VA has me covered but I have to save money to die.)

I had to make an emergency run into town - needed to photocopy my passport and drivers license for my state water operator license (proof of citizenship and age). The copier at the village public library died. Thirty-two mile round trip for a photocopy… .

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 6:16:38pm

Mental health break.

Parrot sings Margaritaville

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 6:18:29pm

#60 was a response to (I suck at copypasta):
re: #295 Backwoods_Sleuth

so, @ReaganBattalion somehow believes that everyone who gets cancer never ever had health insurance until after they got cancer?

good fucking grief.

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 6:18:57pm
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Stanley Sea  May 5, 2017 • 6:20:00pm

re: #54 Stanley Sea

The cop was called to a teenager party for underage drinking.

He fired an AR-15 into a departing car into the passenger window killing Jordan with a head shot.

He fucking better be convicted.

Also read that he’s only been at this department for a year, after being at another for only a year.

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Swift2991  May 5, 2017 • 6:21:43pm

Are we going to have to have elite election intelligence squads to keep hackers out? You know, any big intelligence agency, if they want to get on your site, penetrate your network, they will do it. It certainly goes beyond the capability of the average IT guy. The whole infrastructure of elections will become a nightmare. Or we could just bust a Hellfire in Putin’s ass.

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Stanley Sea  May 5, 2017 • 6:21:48pm

Those poor poor cops, being all maligned & such.

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 6:22:47pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:24:16pm

re: #66 Stanley Sea

Those poor poor cops, being all maligned & such.

Can’t wait to hear the FOP’s excuse for how their man is being railroaded. I’m very pro union generally but I hate the police union. I mean I get that they have to defend their members but the constant demonizing anyone against police brutality and the victims of it.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:24:44pm

re: #67 Charles Johnson

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Yeah I’m expecting the bots to be out in force.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 5, 2017 • 6:27:11pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

Yes. Yes, they do.

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FormerDirtDart  May 5, 2017 • 6:34:09pm

re: #64 Stanley Sea

The cop was called to a teenager party for underage drinking.

He fired an AR-15 into a departing car into the passenger window killing Jordan with a head shot.

He fucking better be convicted.

Also read that he’s only been at this department for a year, after being at another for only a year.

He also lied when reporting the incident. Claimed the car backed toward him. When his vehicles camera clearly shows the teenagers getting in their car, and driving away from him.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 6:35:40pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:36:53pm

re: #72 teleskiguy

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Jesus what a pathetic asshole. But hey Obama was narcissistic because he said I in a speech!

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 6:37:14pm
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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 6:37:32pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Jesus what a pathetic asshole. But hey Obama was narcissistic because he said I in a speech!

AHAHAHA I totally forgot about that. That was priceless.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:39:06pm

re: #75 thedopefishlives

AHAHAHA I totally forgot about that. That was priceless.

Someone had the joke- I think Trump may actually be a Kenyan Muslim.

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 6:47:52pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 6:48:28pm

re: #77 Charles Johnson

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Exactly.

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Belafon  May 5, 2017 • 6:50:38pm

re: #65 Swift2991

Are we going to have to have elite election intelligence squads to keep hackers out? You know, any big intelligence agency, if they want to get on your site, penetrate your network, they will do it. It certainly goes beyond the capability of the average IT guy. The whole infrastructure of elections will become a nightmare. Or we could just bust a Hellfire in Putin’s ass.

The problem with anything like this is something medicine has to deal with all the time: It’s a lot easier to attack than defend. To defend, you have to figure out every possible attack. To attack, you only have to create one new one.

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EPR-radar  May 5, 2017 • 6:51:05pm

re: #65 Swift2991

Are we going to have to have elite election intelligence squads to keep hackers out? You know, any big intelligence agency, if they want to get on your site, penetrate your network, they will do it. It certainly goes beyond the capability of the average IT guy. The whole infrastructure of elections will become a nightmare. Or we could just bust a Hellfire in Putin’s ass.

Trump is too busy being Putin’s cockholster to considering doing anything about Russian meddling in elections.

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EPR-radar  May 5, 2017 • 6:52:31pm

re: #72 teleskiguy

Of course Trump keeps the electoral college map close by at all times. Looking at that is probably the only way he can get it up any more.

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 6:54:24pm

re: #47 EPR-radar

A 1200 watt car stereo system? I didn’t know the numbers got that high. Forget about waking the neighbors, that thing could probably launch satellites into low earth orbit.

Oh, you have no idea. Fairly common. But often not done right.

The relationship between power and volume isn’t linear. To get an just noticeable change in volume requires doubling amplifier power. To get a doubling of volume requires 10 times the power.

If you’re using fractions of a watt (actually true most of the time) then there’s plenty of headroom power for the loud transients. However, if you’re using 10 watts average, you’ll need at least 100 watts for transients. Using 100 watts? You’ll need a 1000. So 1200 watts isn’t crazy, especially when driving large subwoofers. (Speakers also have different efficiencies, with some requiring more power than others to produce the same volume. Less efficient speakers require more power and so the power requirements escalate quickly as noted above).

When I said earlier “done right”, there are tons of poorly done installations out there. I especially hate the ones that drive by very late at night, with the amplifiers driven well into distortion, blaring a muddy, thumping vomit of sound, accented by the rattling of loose car parts and trim.

A really good system can play loud effortlessly but not sound loud. That requires tons of amplifier power to prevent distortion. You’d be surprised at the wattage used for some movie theaters for that reason.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 5, 2017 • 6:55:01pm

Heh.

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 6:57:07pm

re: #82 A Cranky One

As a sound mixer, I can tell you that it’s the peaks that are the killer, not the average. You mix to make sure that the peaks don’t blow up your sound system, while trying to keep the average at a respectable level.

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PhillyPretzel  May 5, 2017 • 6:59:22pm

re: #83 Eclectic Cyborg

That is perfect. Thanks I needed a good laugh.

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 7:01:44pm

re: #83 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s the sign of Pepe! He’s the ONE!!11!!

///////

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Joe Bacon  May 5, 2017 • 7:02:49pm

re: #83 Eclectic Cyborg

Heh.

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Shhhhhhaaaavvviinnngggg cream!

Trump really is Pepe The Frog!

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 7:06:24pm

re: #84 thedopefishlives

As a sound mixer, I can tell you that it’s the peaks that are the killer, not the average. You mix to make sure that the peaks don’t blow up your sound system, while trying to keep the average at a respectable level.

Yup. Need headroom for the transients. Clipping transistor amps don’t play nice with speakers, especially HF drivers. Not to mention sounding terrible.

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Stanley Sea  May 5, 2017 • 7:08:04pm

Goes to the NYT via kos

In late November, a member of Donald Trump’s transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States?

Marshall Billingslea, a former Pentagon and NATO official, wanted the information for his boss, Michael Flynn, who had been tapped by Trump to serve as White House national security adviser. Billingslea knew Flynn would be speaking to Kislyak, according to two former Obama administration officials, and seemed concerned Flynn did not fully understand he was dealing with a man rumored to have ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

wowwwwww

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 7:10:08pm

re: #89 Stanley Sea

Goes to the NYT via kos

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wowwwwww

Jesus.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 7:10:24pm

“WASHINGTON—In an effort to reassure citizens ahead of a planned effort to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, Republican congressional leaders promised Monday that Americans would still be able to keep their current medical conditions if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. “Whatever health problem you have right now, you will absolutely still be allowed to continue having it once Obamacare has been dismantled,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, adding that the repeal of the landmark healthcare legislation would in no way prevent patients from maintaining their existing medical issues or even adding to their afflictions. “Let’s say you have lymphoma. Under our plan, you can still have lymphoma. You could even expand on that into other forms of cancer. In fact, for the vast majority of Americans, repealing Obamacare will actually increase the number of significant medical conditions available to them.” Ryan added that under the new system, millions of Americans would also see a 100 percent reduction in their health insurance premiums, copays, and coverage.”

The Onion.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 7:12:08pm

My wife wants to mow the lawn to get exercise, per instructions of her physician.

Okay, Sweetie, if you want to do that. I’m easy (real easy when someone else wants to mow the lawn).

She wanted me to get the hard parts of our lawn that a lawnmower really can’t get into though (corners, under trees, along flowerbed lines, &c).

She shot a photo a few minutes ago of the modern Grim Reaper, who wears a black trilby and drives a Smart:

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 7:12:22pm

re: #88 A Cranky One

Oh, and more to your point, in my comment I assumed transients were limited to double the average volume. Obviously not true, just done to make it easier to explain. In real world sound applications, with great dynamic ranges, 1200 watts ain’t nothing, even given the high efficiencies of most sound reinforcement speakers.

I’m sure you’ve had some fun challenges. ;-)

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 7:14:46pm

The GOP already has a website up to help you choose your plan.

ahca.republican

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Big Beautiful Door  May 5, 2017 • 7:17:07pm

re: #54 Stanley Sea

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This is a pleasant surprise. Now can he be convicted?

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SteelPH  May 5, 2017 • 7:17:08pm

re: #94 Skip Intro

The GOP already has a website up to help you choose your plan.

ahca.republican

Available plans: Bankruptcy or Death.*

*Note: Plans not mutually exclusive.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  May 5, 2017 • 7:20:23pm

So I was going to say something heavy about Marx’s 18th Brumaire and its relevance to the current disinformation/hacking campaign to support fascists worldwide—that whole “weaponize the lumpenproletariat” thing—but instead:

I’m making carnitas and black beans…in freaking bulk, since it’s leftover material from last week’s charity feed. I’m viewing this as an opportunity to explore Mexican food in great depth than I have prior, but, damn, do I just have a lot of pork crammed into my fridge at the moment.

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Joe Bacon  May 5, 2017 • 7:20:31pm

re: #96 SteelPH

Available plans: Bankruptcy or Death.*

*Note: Plans not mutually exclusive.

At least Eddie Izzard is kind enough to offer you Cake or Death!

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FormerDirtDart  May 5, 2017 • 7:23:17pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 7:23:51pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

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Jesus.

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thedopefishlives  May 5, 2017 • 7:27:10pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

Says the guy trying to build a GIANT FUCKING WALL.

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Joe Bacon  May 5, 2017 • 7:28:09pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

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Coming from the asshole who had the audacity to ask black audiences “What do you have to lose?”.

We now know that the answer is …EVERYTHING!!!!

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A Cranky One  May 5, 2017 • 7:28:16pm

re: #97 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

So I was going to say something heavy about Marx’s 18th Brumaire and its relevance to the current disinformation/hacking campaign to support fascists worldwide—that whole “weaponize the lumpenproletariat” thing—but instead:

I’m making carnitas and black beans…in freaking bulk, since it’s leftover material from last week’s charity feed. I’m viewing this as an opportunity to explore Mexican food in great depth than I have prior, but, damn, do I just have a lot of pork crammed into my fridge at the moment.

After exploring all that food, you’ll be well equipped to make a pithy, concise, appropriate (and possibly heavy) comment about the situation. And won’t even need to speak or type.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 7:30:59pm

re: #102 Joe Bacon

Coming from the asshole who had the audacity to ask black audiences “What do you have to lose?”.

We now know that the answer is …EVERYTHING!!!!

He really is the biggest asshole we’ve had as President this century and you like many other lizards lived through Nixon adn Reagan’s presidencies.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 7:33:21pm

re: #95 Big Beautiful Door

This is a pleasant surprise. Now can he be convicted?

Just remember, Gen. Flynn, the first person who rolls for the Feds gets the best deal and the top bunk… .

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Joe Bacon  May 5, 2017 • 7:36:32pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

He really is the biggest asshole we’ve had as President this century and you like many other lizards lived through Nixon adn Reagan’s presidencies.

Happy, I remember Ike and Ford who were decent.

Nixon was slime, Pruneface Reagan was sleazy, Old Fart Bush was shifty, Dumbya was a stupid motherfather but Trump is a living walking Mr. Hankey!

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FormerDirtDart  May 5, 2017 • 7:38:22pm

re: #100 HappyWarrior

Jesus.

No, Bannon

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 7:39:38pm
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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 7:42:01pm

Wealthy white men think everyone needs to calm down and let Trump be Trump.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 7:44:28pm
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retired cynic  May 5, 2017 • 7:46:44pm

re: #102 Joe Bacon

Coming from the asshole who had the audacity to ask black audiences “What do you have to lose?”.

We now know that the answer is …EVERYTHING!!!!

We knew then. No question.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 7:48:55pm

The new GOES-16 weather satellite we put into orbit recently is pumping out incredible stuff.

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Charles Johnson  May 5, 2017 • 7:51:36pm
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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 7:52:27pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

He really is the biggest asshole we’ve had as President this century and you like many other lizards lived through Nixon adn Reagan’s presidencies.

I was born at the tail end of the Eisenhower Administration. Since that time, I have not seen one, not one, GOP President who gave a damn about the people. They only cared about power.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 7:52:35pm

I know this will be hard to believe, but

EXCLUSIVE: Trump fired White House’s first ever female chief usher because she is a devout Hillary loyalist and he wants to replace her with a ‘die-hard supporter’

dailymail.co.uk

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 7:53:50pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 7:53:55pm

re: #115 Anymouse

I was born at the tail end of the Eisenhower Administration. Since that time, I have not seen one, not one, GOP President who gave a damn about the people. They only cared about power.

I think Ford wasn’t all about power but I do agree with what your’e saying.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 7:54:01pm

re: #110 jaunte

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Wealthy white men think everyone needs to calm down and let Trump be Trump.

He’s lying. Every complaint to the FCC does not launch an investigation. If they did, the FCC would be so busy with investigations it would need its own police force and courts.

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 7:55:48pm

Okeanos ROVs are in shallower water today, down around -600m, and there is a lot more life, including this purdy little thing:

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 7:57:46pm
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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 7:59:30pm

Bobby Kennedy’s grandson.

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 7:59:42pm

BTW, those aren’t green plants behind which the fish is trying to hide; those are colonies of worms…

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 8:00:09pm

re: #121 Anymouse

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That sounds nice. The same people who say that about my generation are the same ones who say we’re the most entitled but I’ve seen alot of their attitudes. Then again, these are the people who blame millennials for the participation trophies that they gave out ot us.

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Skip Intro  May 5, 2017 • 8:00:42pm

re: #106 Anymouse

Just remember, Gen. Flynn, the first person who rolls for the Feds gets the best deal and the top bunk… .

Actually they get the polonium suppository up the butt.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 8:00:47pm

re: #122 teleskiguy

Bobby Kennedy’s grandson.

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His grandfather would be proud.

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Interesting Times  May 5, 2017 • 8:01:15pm
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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 8:01:54pm

re: #127 Interesting Times

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We have determined that dickhead face is a very real disease effecting millions of Republicans everywhere.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:04:13pm

re: #124 HappyWarrior

That sounds nice. The same people who say that about my generation are the same ones who say we’re the most entitled but I’ve seen alot of their attitudes. Then again, these are the people who blame millennials for the participation trophies that they gave out ot us.

I fit in right at the end of the baby boom. In my experience, it was the baby boomers who are the most entitled. After having university education and economic advancement never seen before in America, they pulled up the ladder behind them (taxation is force at the point of a gun, &c).

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 8:04:43pm

re: #126 HappyWarrior

His grandfather would be proud.

Most Kennedy-esque thing I’ve seen in ages.

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retired cynic  May 5, 2017 • 8:04:51pm

Teleskiguy, thanks for sending me looking for more GOES imagery, and finding this: goes-r.gov. What joy.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 8:05:51pm

re: #129 Anymouse

I fit in right at the end of the baby boom. In my experience, it was the baby boomers who are the most entitled. After having university education and economic advancement never seen before in America, they pulled up the ladder behind them (taxation is force at the point of a gun, &c).

I honestly generation bashing(not saying you are by any means), because quite simply there are people with good and bad values of every generation. Trump and Clinton after all were only a year apart and one has dedicated herself to public service and the other dedicated himself to being a fantastic greedy dickbag.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 8:06:45pm

re: #130 teleskiguy

Most Kennedy-esque thing I’ve seen in ages.

I think he could go places. He’s quite young. Not even 37 yet. Looks a lot like a red headed version of his grandfather, Bobby.

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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 8:07:02pm

re: #128 HappyWarrior

It’s a 360º affliction.

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HappyWarrior  May 5, 2017 • 8:08:54pm

re: #134 jaunte

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It’s a 360º affliction.

Wonder if it’s a pre-existing condition covered under Trumpdontcare.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:09:21pm

re: #134 jaunte

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It’s a 360º affliction.

Ooh, a Nazi skinhead group supporting Donald Trump. Who’d’ve thunk?
splcenter.org

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 8:15:37pm

re: #131 retired cynic

Speaking of GOES-R, here is today’s fading light image of the west coast:
rammb.cira.colostate.edu

We’re going to get a late-winter storm (in Spring), some rain tomorrow and Sunday.

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Dave In Austin  May 5, 2017 • 8:18:32pm
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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:24:42pm

My brother-in-law commented on the photo above of me with a scythe in front of my car, saying “You look like the original High Plains badass.”

I noted “how do you think a socialist got to be vice-mayor here?”

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Unshaken Defiance  May 5, 2017 • 8:25:49pm

That’s a good page for a first effort.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 8:27:42pm

Not as purdy as the previous fish, but more interesting:

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:28:40pm

re: #137 freetoken

Speaking of GOES-R, here is today’s fading light image of the west coast:
rammb.cira.colostate.edu

We’re going to get a late-winter storm (in Spring), some rain tomorrow and Sunday.

It’s going to be in the eighties here over the weekend. Perhaps I’ll get a Winter Storm on my birthday like I did a couple years ago. I showed up for surgery in Cheyenne on my birthday and the VA said the doc was snowed in and the surgery was cancelled.

I said “hell no, I got here in a Smart, he can get here from a couple miles out of town in his 4x4.”

They called him in … though the surgery was late, he came in and did it.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:30:08pm
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Teukka  May 5, 2017 • 8:30:09pm

re: #48 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Fun fact: they’re working on making the building where the …I think second… fatal accident took place accessible to the public. (It’s not yet.)

They probably aren’t prepared for people to go “oh yes, that one” when reading that section of the poster though. I don’t think a lot of people kill time by reading Wikipedia articles about criticality accidents. (Which is a shame, they’re fascinating.)

If they don’t redo the chalk marks Slotin made after the second time the core flipped the bird on humanity, I’ll complain to management.

Well, the public might pick up useful hints and tricks. Like what not to pour on a box with a subcritical Plutonium or Uranium core where the box is on fire.

Select your extinguishing media so that it doesn’t moderate or reflect neutrons. Trust me on this one. Which means water is a NOPE.


re: #49 thedopefishlives

Obviously I do. The demon core, SL-1, Chernobyl. I have a fascination with train wrecks, nuclear or otherwise.

As do I. And I share a mild interest in “prepping” stuff, such as handling potential crisis situations including nuclear.

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 8:30:30pm

re: #141 freetoken

It uses those two little spines in front of the fins to move around on the floor. The video shows him turning around using those things.

Yes, fish walk. This was discovered quite some time ago and there are many examples.

This is why the first vertebrates could move out of the water onto the seashore.

We call this “evolution”.

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Belafon  May 5, 2017 • 8:33:51pm

re: #110 jaunte

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Wealthy white men think everyone needs to calm down and let Trump be Trump.

I do think he has a point. There was something recently that we all got up in arms over that Trump did, and then we found out Obama did the same thing (I cannot remember what it was). We do need to make sure that the things Trump does are different.

But it is Barro.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 5, 2017 • 8:37:14pm

re: #106 Anymouse

Just remember, Gen. Flynn, the first person who rolls for the Feds gets the best deal and the top bunk… .

Didn’t he offer dirt in exchange for immunity and had no takers?

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:39:23pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

Didn’t he offer dirt in exchange for immunity and had no takers?

I believe so. That might indicate (a) he has nothing useful or (b) they already have him dead to rights.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 8:41:41pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 5, 2017 • 8:41:43pm

re: #148 Anymouse

My guess is B.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:42:25pm

re: #149 teleskiguy

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Who the hell is that?

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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 8:42:52pm
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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 8:43:25pm

re: #143 Anymouse

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They’re saying this shit because they know their base don’t give a shit that they read the bill or not, just that they ripped the guts out of Obamacare.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 8:44:44pm

re: #151 Anymouse

Who the hell is that?

The Daily Stormer is a Nazi website run by white supremacist shithead Andrew Anglin. That should be enough for you to punch into Google to see that they are some of the most vile horrible people on the internet.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:45:23pm

re: #152 jaunte

Conservative really care nothing about anything but power. They don’t seem to care if they sell out the nation as long as it leads to power.

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I cannot.  May 5, 2017 • 8:47:07pm

re: #152 jaunte

But her emails.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:47:38pm

re: #154 teleskiguy

I know what Daily Stormer is and who runs them.

I wasn’t clear: What the hell does that post even mean, and why would they re-tweet something you posted to Twitter? @jack You have Nazis on your service. Are you fine with Nazis?

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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 8:49:51pm

re: #152 jaunte

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Who knew that when we speculated that the White House would have to take care what info they shared with the Trump campaign, it was because they were Russian patsies rather than because Trump can’t keep his fuckin’ mouth shut.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 8:50:03pm

re: #157 Anymouse

What the hell does that post even mean, and why would they re-tweet something you posted to Twitter?

The fact that a Twitter account that associates itself with The Daily Stormer retweeted a tweet of mine, I don’t need to ask such a stupid question. Block and move on.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:53:33pm

re: #159 teleskiguy

The fact that a Twitter account that associates itself with The Daily Stormer retweeted a tweet of mine, I don’t need to ask such a stupid question. Block and move on.

Well, I’m not on Twitter so I don’t always understand what’s going on there. I apologise for the stupid question (though I still have no idea what that person was trying to convey).

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 8:56:11pm

re: #160 Anymouse

Well, I’m not on Twitter so I don’t always understand what’s going on there.

Then join! You say your psycho ex will find you. Not true. It’s incredibly easy to stay anonymous on Twitter. Ask klys and Alouette.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:58:11pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Then join! You say your psycho ex will find you. Not true. It’s incredibly easy to stay anonymous on Twitter. Ask klys and Alouette.

Klys and Allouette are iterations of my psycho ex? /s

They seem so nice to me here… .

Don’t you need cell service (and a cell phone) to join Twitter?

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 8:59:47pm
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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:02:37pm
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I cannot.  May 5, 2017 • 9:09:50pm

re: #162 Anymouse

Nope, you CAN use your phone # for a way for them to contact you in case of lost passwords etc, but that is by default, hidden.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 9:12:50pm

re: #162 Anymouse

Don’t you need cell service (and a cell phone) to join Twitter?

Nope. Just an internet connection. You’ve got everything you need there in the middle of Nebraska’s panhandle!

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 9:14:56pm

re: #152 jaunte

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Youse people need to just shut the fuck up.

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 9:19:18pm

re: #167 austin_blue

Youse people need to just shut the fuck up.

And feggedaboudit.

It didna happen.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:24:48pm

re: #166 teleskiguy

Nope. Just an internet connection. You’ve got everything you need there in the middle of Nebraska’s panhandle!

According to Wikipedia (that font of all human ken, citation needed), TweetDeck for Windows ceased functioning on April 15, 2016. (My understanding is TweetDeck is the software for accessing Twitter from a Windows machine.)

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retired cynic  May 5, 2017 • 9:27:30pm

re: #169 Anymouse

According to Wikipedia (that font of all human ken, citation needed), TweetDeck for Windows ceased functioning on April 15, 2016. (My understanding is TweetDeck is the software for accessing Twitter from a Windows machine.)

Google how to twitter….

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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 9:28:19pm

re: #160 Anymouse

Well, I’m not on Twitter so I don’t always understand what’s going on there. I apologise for the stupid question (though I still have no idea what that person was trying to convey).

I think that was a call for people who agree with weev and stormfront to harass teleskiguy for thoughtcrimes.

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Stanley Sea  May 5, 2017 • 9:28:29pm

re: #169 Anymouse

According to Wikipedia (that font of all human ken, citation needed), TweetDeck for Windows ceased functioning on April 15, 2016. (My understanding is TweetDeck is the software for accessing Twitter from a Windows machine.)

How are you accessing the tweets you post?

You are on twitter, you just do not have an account. Which you can sign up for.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:29:22pm

re: #170 retired cynic

Google how to twitter….

I did that. It would seem all the articles are how to use Twitter with a cell phone.

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retired cynic  May 5, 2017 • 9:30:13pm

re: #173 Anymouse

I did that. It would seem all the articles are how to use Twitter with a cell phone.

Then google how to twitter from a desktop

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:32:01pm

re: #172 Stanley Sea

How are you accessing the tweets you post?

You are on twitter, you just do not have an account. Which you can sign up for.

Anyone can look at Twitter, via twitter.com (but you cannot search that way), or by clicking on a time stamp of a Twitter post (then you can do searches, which is the way I read Twitter).

If I simply go to twitter.com the Website demands a sign-up or a password.

If I click on someone else’s tweet timestamp (if someone here posts a tweet first), I can go anywhere on Twitter by starting at that timestamped post, then searching for others.

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 9:32:09pm

Visitor in the deep:

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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 9:32:43pm

re: #173 Anymouse

I only tweet from a desktop. It’s pretty simple to set up.

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 9:35:41pm

re: #134 jaunte

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It’s a 360º affliction.

That results in a two-seam bullet head.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:36:21pm

re: #177 jaunte

I only tweet from a desktop. It’s pretty simple to set up.

I’m slow though. I don’t see how to use my dial phone to make a connexion with Twitter /s.

When I go there to read, I’ll just pick anyone’s tweet posted here, click the timestamp, and that takes me to the tweet. I can then put anything I want in the search bar to go anywhere else at Twitter.

So as an example, clicking on the USO timestamp above, I used search and came up with this:

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:42:46pm

Whoops.

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 9:43:26pm

The ROVs came across a lot of interesting things today (they’re south of Hawaii, near the equator), but this has to be the intriguing:

For size reference: those dark blobs on the seafloor are urchins, the type that about the size of the palm of your hands.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 9:44:42pm

Tweetdeck still works on the desktop. It’s just through the browser now. Alternately, you can just use Twitter’s default web interface. No phone required.

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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 9:45:28pm
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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 9:46:13pm

Be all you can be.

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jaunte  May 5, 2017 • 9:47:30pm

Bud Light?

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 9:47:41pm

Quite the bouquet

of sponges and corals:

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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 9:49:06pm

re: #185 jaunte

Bud Light?

Proof that, for the right price, Americans will drink practically anything.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:50:46pm

re: #182 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Tweetdeck still works on the desktop. It’s just through the browser now. Alternately, you can just use Twitter’s default web interface. No phone required.

Hmm. I went to the Microsoft App Store. Though the app is free, they require a Microsoft Account to use anything in the app store.

I don’t have such an account. I’ll stick to reading Twitter and posting pithy stuff. I doubt I have anything worthwhile to add to the discourse on Twitter anyway. (Y’all already have to put up with me here.)

Jumping from Stars and Stripes, eeeach the puns they kill… .

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freetoken  May 5, 2017 • 9:52:23pm

Quite amazingly beautiful:

If that is the result of corals protecting the soft rock from being eroded… then that structure has to be quite ancient…

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:55:22pm
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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 9:58:17pm
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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 10:00:16pm

re: #191 Anymouse

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And here comes the hung jury as he “feared for his life” and the jury goes “But we gotta give him the benefit of the doubt!”

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 10:01:38pm

re: #185 jaunte

Bud Light?

Making love in a canoe.

Fucking next to water.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 10:03:34pm

re: #171 jaunte

I think that was a call for people who agree with weev and stormfront to harass teleskiguy for thoughtcrimes.

Indeed.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 10:04:03pm

re: #188 Anymouse

Just so we’re clear, there are absolutely no apps required to use Twitter. You can do everything from their website. No phone required. No Microsoft account required. Nothing required beyond your browser, the same thing you use to post here. You just have to make an account on their website in order to do so, using an e-mail address. Same as here.

Of course, you don’t have to join. You just seem to spend enough time on there that you might find it easier to keep up with all the things you’re tracking.

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 10:05:04pm

re: #192 Targetpractice

And here comes the hung jury as he “feared for his life” and the jury goes “But we gotta give him the benefit of the doubt!”

Nope. I think this one is going to be found guilty. The body cameras tell the tale. He shot that child in a car that was driving away from him. He needs to spend the rest of his life in prison.

About damn time.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 10:06:38pm

re: #196 austin_blue

Nope. I think this one is going to be found guilty. The body cameras tell the tale. He shot that child in a car that was driving away from him. He needs to spend the rest of his life in prison.

About damn time.

I’m not so sure, considering what happened in Ohio with Tamir Rice, and the shooting of the fellow in a Wal*Mart, &c.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 10:08:04pm
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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 10:09:47pm

re: #196 austin_blue

Nope. I think this one is going to be found guilty. The body cameras tell the tale. He shot that child in a car that was driving away from him. He needs to spend the rest of his life in prison.

About damn time.

We had a cop in SC caught on tape shooting a fleeing suspect in the back. His state trial ended in a hung jury and he just avoided a retrial by pleading guilty to a federal charge of violating the suspect’s rights on Tuesday. AG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III made sure part of the plea agreement is the DOJ will advocate for a lesser sentence.

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Joe Bacon  May 5, 2017 • 10:11:37pm

re: #112 retired cynic

We knew then. No question.

We knew then, but the liars in the Corporate Press snorting that Magic Balance Fairy Dust 24/7 were more obsessed with those e-vile Hillary e-mails!

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Kragar  May 5, 2017 • 10:12:30pm
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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 10:14:19pm

re: #197 Anymouse

I’m not so sure, considering what happened in Ohio with Tamir Rice, and the shooting of the fellow in a Wal*Mart, &c.

Tamir had a gun-like object in his hand. As I recall, the guy in the Wal-Mart had a gun. This POS had no excuse. The fact that they fired him immediately on reviewing the film speaks volumes. He’s going down like a two-dollar crack whore.

Pardon my French.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 5, 2017 • 10:14:30pm

Well. Have printed my check in for my bib for this weekend’s half so I’m gonna go relax for the rest of my evening. I wish all the Lizards an enjoyable weekend. I get to run in some trees. I’m looking forward to it. :)

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 10:15:05pm

re: #201 Kragar

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 10:17:07pm

re: #202 austin_blue

I have my doubts. Especially with the racist Keebler elf as Attorney General. In the coming months and years, a badge will equal immunity.

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 10:19:07pm

re: #203 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Well. Have printed my check in for my bib for this weekend’s half so I’m gonna go relax for the rest of my evening. I wish all the Lizards an enjoyable weekend. I get to run in some trees. I’m looking forward to it. :)

I’m a Calvin Coolidge kind of guy. I choose not to run.

But have fun, be safe and break two hours!

My idea of exercise is to stumble and fall into a coma.

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 10:19:15pm

Gianforte in poaching crime, then turned himself in and paid a fine.

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The Great Eye  May 5, 2017 • 10:21:27pm

re: #202 austin_blue

Tamir had a gun-like object in his hand. As I recall, the guy in the Wal-Mart had a gun. This POS had no excuse. The fact that they fired him immediately on reviewing the film speaks volumes. He’s going down like a two-dollar crack whore.

Pardon my French.

Tamir had nothing in his hands. The cops pulled up to point blank range and shot him as soon as the cop opened his car door. They claimed he ‘reached for his waistband’ or ‘lifted his shirt to show a gun’ in the second or two there was between door opening and the shot fired.

John Crawford had an air rifle he picked up off a shelf and then had a guy call 911 and claim he had a gun and was menacing people with it. Crawford is standing with the air rifle on his shoulder when cops shoot him on sight and kill him in the video.

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William Lewis  May 5, 2017 • 10:21:33pm

re: #202 austin_blue

Tamir had a gun-like object in his hand. As I recall, the guy in the Wal-Mart had a gun. This POS had no excuse. The fact that they fired him immediately on reviewing the film speaks volumes. He’s going down like a two-dollar crack whore.

Pardon my French.

A cop is a cop and murder is crime unless you’re a cop. He’ll walk in the end.

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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 10:28:56pm

re: #202 austin_blue

Tamir had a gun-like object in his hand. As I recall, the guy in the Wal-Mart had a gun. This POS had no excuse. The fact that they fired him immediately on reviewing the film speaks volumes. He’s going down like a two-dollar crack whore.

Pardon my French.

Michael Slager was fired almost immediately after video of his shooting Walter Scott in the back was made public.

Even having incriminating video is not enough when the law is written such that a defense attorney can introduce reasonable doubt simply by suggesting the cop was “afraid for his life.”

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 10:29:21pm

I’m off to bed, it’s late. Need to plan tomorrow’s reaping. /s

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 10:32:41pm

re: #208 The Great Eye

Tamir had nothing in his hands. The cops pulled up to point blank range and shot him as soon as the cop opened his car door. They claimed he ‘reached for his waistband’ or ‘lifted his shirt to show a gun’ in the second or two there was between door opening and the shot fired.

John Crawford had an air rifle he picked up off a shelf and then had a guy call 911 and claim he had a gun and was menacing people with it. Crawford is standing with the air rifle on his shoulder when cops shoot him on sight and kill him in the video.

Tamir? Nope, that’s just a flat out lie. Film confirmed he had a fake gun in his hand. The cops still fucked up. Don’t spread lies, here.

Get off this board.

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austin_blue  May 5, 2017 • 10:34:20pm

And, goodnight.

Sheesh.

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The Great Eye  May 5, 2017 • 10:37:26pm

re: #212 austin_blue

Tamir? Nope, that’s just a flat out lie. Film confirmed he had a fake gun in his hand. The cops still fucked up. Don’t spread lies, here.

Get off this board.

He had a toy gun in his hand when he was walking around the park and supposedly menacing people with it. He had nothing in his hands when the cops pulled up on him. That’s not a lie, watch the video.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 10:39:54pm

*sigh*

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Anymouse  May 5, 2017 • 10:45:02pm

re: #206 austin_blue

I’m a Calvin Coolidge kind of guy. I choose not to run.

But have fun, be safe and break two hours!

My idea of exercise is to stumble and fall into a coma.

I can do comas. /s

I’m off to bed, y’all … goodnight.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 10:47:00pm
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Targetpractice  May 5, 2017 • 10:47:35pm

I doubt most people could name the last cop convicted for killing someone in the line duty. But we have a long list of cases where cops walked free, some without even being charged, while cities cut checks to the families to settle wrongful death suits.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 5, 2017 • 10:49:36pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

Insert Hunger Games whistle here.

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teleskiguy  May 5, 2017 • 10:49:48pm

re: #218 Targetpractice

I doubt most people could name the last cop convicted for killing someone in the line duty. But we have a long list of cases where cops walked free, some without even being charged, while cities cut checks to the families to settle wrongful death suits.

Denver is notorious for paying out large sums of money to victims of unwarranted police violence. As I’m sure the same goes in a lot of other large municipalities.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 5, 2017 • 10:55:37pm

I’m watching season 2 of Sense8 on Netflix. Cool to see that Sylvester McCoy has joined the cast.

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unproven innocence  May 5, 2017 • 10:55:50pm

re: #208 The Great Eye

Tamir had nothing in his hands. The cops pulled up to point blank range and shot him as soon as the cop opened his car door. They claimed he ‘reached for his waistband’ or ‘lifted his shirt to show a gun’ in the second or two there was between door opening and the shot fired.

John Crawford had an air rifle he picked up off a shelf and then had a guy call 911 and claim he had a gun and was menacing people with it. Crawford is standing with the air rifle on his shoulder when cops shoot him on sight and kill him in the video.

What happened to John Crawford’s girlfriend was horrible. But then this, too:
Girlfriend of John Crawford, man killed by police in Walmart, dies in car crash

John Crawford’s Girlfriend Killed in Car Crash

The news station reports that Tasha Thomas, 26, of Fairborn, Ohio, and 30-year-old Frederick Bailey of Dayton, Ohio, both died in the crash around 3 p.m. New Year’s Day. According to ABC 22, police told that the car Thomas and Bailey were driving in was traveling at a high speed, believed to be between 90 and 100 mph, “when it crashed into a pole and overturned several times. Officers say Bailey was the driver. Both were ejected from the car.”

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Shiplord Kirel  May 6, 2017 • 12:02:23am

re: #163 Anymouse

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That famous Libertarian paradise is far and away the shittiest shithole I have ever been in, much worse than Vietnam or Iraq and even worse than Plainview TX. Don’t miss it a bit.
We should give Roger Stone a special privateer warlord commission and let him recruit a volunteer militia of GOP patriots to clean the place up.

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sagehen  May 6, 2017 • 12:03:40am

re: #218 Targetpractice

I doubt most people could name the last cop convicted for killing someone in the line duty. But we have a long list of cases where cops walked free, some without even being charged, while cities cut checks to the families to settle wrongful death suits.

The guy who killed Oscar Grant (“Fruitvale Station”).

He was convicted of negligent manslaughter, I think. He served 2 years.

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goddamnedfrank  May 6, 2017 • 12:05:20am

The comments are hilarious, so much regret from erstwhile Sanders fanatics.

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Targetpractice  May 6, 2017 • 12:31:21am

Apparently Thursday’s vote is moving a lot of needles among the “serious” crowd:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 12:41:58am

re: #226 Targetpractice

‘Go f*ck yourself with a locally grown cucumber: Maher blasts extreme liberals equating Clinton with Trump

The only DT supporters I could sort of understand (although still not agree with ) were those who are convinced that society and the economy are on the verge of collapse and electing Trump will bring about the inevitable disaster that much earlier so we can start rebuilding…

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 1:13:15am

Because one can never have enough kittens, especially rescue kittens:

Gaia’s kittens are sleeping in a pile after a day of hard work terrorizing:

Gaia’s Kittens - Fosters for Purrfect Pals

Corsica, who may have been the mother worst off, appears to be doing fine:

Evolene & Corsica - Pregnant Ferals - Join the #KittenWatch

Very young mom Harlequin is doing a fine job mothering:

Rescued Momma Kitty Harlequin & her six kittens LIVE

And a new one - Cleo with some nicely spotted youngsters:

Cleo and the Cartoon Kittens

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 1:23:01am

So, in regard to this attempt in France to throw the election to Le Pen, it seems Assange is up to his tricks again, namely, answering the call of his Russian masters.

Serious question - can’t the UK revoke the diplomatic status of the Ecuadorian Embassy unless Assange is handed over to British authorities? I know that’s a damn serious step and it certainly be a major international incident; however, in my view, I would think it’s worth it in order to send a message that this sort of shit will no longer be tolerated.

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goddamnedfrank  May 6, 2017 • 1:29:12am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The only DT supporters I could sort of understand (although still not agree with ) were those who are convinced that society and the economy are on the verge of collapse and electing Trump will bring about the inevitable disaster that much earlier so we can start rebuilding…

Those people are the worst imho, because they were gambling with other people’s lives. I never saw someone espouse that opinion who was truly at risk such as immigrants facing deportation themselves. It always came from those on the safe side of the comfort divide.

The only DT supporters whose motives I understand are the true sociopaths among the wealthy. At least they were honest about how little other people’s lives and safety mattered in comparison to their own desire to reduce their tax bill.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 1:52:34am

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

Those people are the worst imho, because they were gambling with other people’s lives. I never saw someone espouse that opinion who was truly at risk such as immigrants facing deportation themselves. It always came from those on the safe side of the comfort divide.

I have seen it among not-so-well-off younger folks who are convinced that we are headed to hell in a handbasket anyways, so that the sooner we wreck the economy, the sooner we can rebuild it all new and shiny and free of any of the previous faults and failures that led to its previous demise…and did I mention the rainbows and unicorns?

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 2:28:51am

re: #229 Dr Lizardo

I doubt the UK wants to start in international squabble with Ecuador… though the UK probably doesn’t have a lot to lose.

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 2:30:54am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The younger people on my Facebook on the whole don’t seem to be too much into Trump.

It’s mostly the older, fundamentalist anti-abortionists and Islam-haters who are the big Trumpers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 2:31:04am

re: #232 freetoken

I doubt the UK wants to start in international squabble with Ecuador… though the UK probably doesn’t have a lot to lose.

they are already losing their “squabble” with the EU…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 2:33:27am

re: #233 freetoken

The younger people on my Facebook on the whole don’t seem to be too much into Trump.

It’s mostly the older, fundamentalist anti-abortionists and Islam-haters who are the big Trumpers.

I delete political tweets on FB. I waste no time discussing politics there. That is what blogsites like this are for. For me, FB is about where your friends are hanging, upcoming events, cute kid/pet or vacation pics & vids, Star Wars memes, etc.

I have blocked and even unfriended people who get carried away with politics there.

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JordanRules  May 6, 2017 • 2:48:21am

re: #232 freetoken

Right. It seems they don’t have a lot to lose so why not? I’m prepared to hear there are considerations I’m not calculating. But I do believe there are serious acts of, I guess, cyber war (not sure if that’s the most accurate term) that need to be dealt with more strongly.

But there is also the feeling and hope that most of our counter measures just aren’t known. Some public wins might be cool tho especially since someone’s cousin can jump into the hacking world pretty easily.

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 3:09:47am

re: #236 JordanRules

My impression, perhaps false, is that the UK is going to be overwhelmed with having to negotiate new treaties all over the world and just don’t have the wherewithal to undertaking yet another international crisis, this one over Assange.

And even more so, it might play into Assange’s hands. He wants to be center stage. Best to deny him the chance.

Besides, he can’t really do the big things without support for state actors. Save the energy to tackle those problems.

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 3:13:52am

Re-watched Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind… skipping over some of the slower parts.

It doesn’t really hold up for me. Like so many films, I think it overly-dated itself by putting center stage way too much contemporaneous technology, and it now seems so old.

And I think an audience today is just too exposed to more sophisticated storylines regarding aliens, government cover-ups, and the like, that the simpler approach of CEot3K doesn’t seem like enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 3:19:04am

re: #238 freetoken

Re-watched Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind… skipping over some of the slower parts.

It doesn’t really hold up for me. Like so many films, I think it overly-dated itself by putting center stage way too much contemporaneous technology, and it now seems so old.

I watched it recently as well…not a bad film when it came out, but it was overly hyped at the time.

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JordanRules  May 6, 2017 • 3:22:38am

re: #237 freetoken

And even more so, it might play into Assange’s hands. He wants to be center stage. Best to deny him the chance.

This makes sense for sure. Damnet if I don’t still want him to scramble tho. Guess he’s also highlighting how we’ll need to proceed going forward too. New war.

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 3:28:33am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think it was significant for its time. I remember the film when it first came out, though I rewatched it tonight because it has been so long. Turns out I forgot a lot of details.

Star Wars, contemporary in the genre, was much more success business wise, though Close Encounters was more critically acclaimed. Both films are credited in making Sci-Fi (though SW is to me more like fantasy ala LotR) a fundamental part of the film industry’s profits and changed the business.

Previous Sci-Fi films were probably better in many ways - 2001, Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, etc., but they didn’t make the dent to the cash registers that SW and CEot3K did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 3:38:39am

re: #241 freetoken

I totally ignored ET when it came out because it was so over-hyped and tied in with all sorts of marketing deals. (I think they were overcompensating for their dismal failure at marketing Star Wars in time for Christmas).

Finally watched it with my kids a while back; again, not a bad film and entirely entertaining but massively over-praised and over-promoted.

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freetoken  May 6, 2017 • 4:07:48am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Supposedly ET arose out of a not-finished effort of Spielberg to come up with a sequel to CEot3K. In the end, instead of a serious movie, I think ET was exactly as you noted - a marketing campaign.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 6, 2017 • 4:09:23am

re: #241 freetoken

. Both films are credited in making Sci-Fi (though SW is to me more like fantasy ala LotR) a fundamental part of the film industry’s profits and changed the business..

SW is space opera. More in keeping with the Edgar Rice Burroughs line of Science Fiction. And, the popularity of the SW franchise brought about a resurgence of the Space Opera as story telling rather than one off Sci-Fi that was what the majority what was offered before then; universe building is much more important for many writers now. Keep your cash flow and readers.

And, space opera and much of the current Sci-Fi offerings have a lot of fantasy motifs thrown in

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jeffreyw  May 6, 2017 • 5:44:54am

Imgur
Good morning!

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lawhawk  May 6, 2017 • 5:45:15am

re: #12 FormerDirtDart

And by time in a federally funded housing facility with all the trimmings, I mean prison.

That’s what happened when Sandy Berger took classified info.

None of these people surrounding Trump have clean hands. They don’t know what they’re doing (at best) and are maliciously sabotaging government operations in the most likely outcome - and with the assent/approval of the GOP at large, who thinks that showing government failing is key to cutting/gutting government spending so that they can push ever larger tax cuts that create a death spiral.

Of course, those who are least able to afford the burdens will be hit with all the costs here while the rich are enriched beyond all imagination.

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 5:52:06am

Regarding the French elections and the hacking of candidate Macron, this is an interesting article on the matter. This article was published on April 26, 2017.

After months of speculation on whether dreaded Russian hackers would try to meddle with the French elections the same way they did last year in America, cybersecurity researchers finally pointed the finger earlier this week.

In the last two months, according to the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, the Russian hacking group known as “Fancy Bear” or APT28 registered at least four different fake domains in an apparent attempt to launch a phishing campaign against Emmanuel Macron, the moderate and pro-European candidate who won the election’s first round on Sunday. The company, however, only published one of those domains, and didn’t reveal why it was so confident that Fancy Bear was behind the alleged phishing campaign.

Now, other researchers are finding new clues that appear to point to Fancy Bear.

But here’s the zinger - and it’s prophetic.

All these tactics, according to ThreatConnect, are consistent with past tactics employed by Fancy Bear. But without more information on the actual phishing messages used against Macron, “we cannot definitively confirm that Fancy Bear is behind this,” as Kyle Ehmke, senior intelligence researcher at ThreatConnect, told me.

Fancy Bear or no Fancy Bear, however, it’s clear someone was trying to hack Macron. If some of his emails, or those of his staffers, mysteriously appear online before the second round of the elections on May 6 and 7, we’ll get a better idea of who tried to hack him.

motherboard.vice.com

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lawhawk  May 6, 2017 • 5:52:31am

re: #67 Charles Johnson

Let’s see. They’ll be the Russia bots, complete with phrasing that sounds a lot better in the original Russian.

Then there’ll be the purity ponies who blame the hack on the victim, instead of a state-backed bunch of hackers who want to throw the election.

In other words, it’s 2016 US elections redux.

Anyone who was following what happened in the US would know that Russia was successful here, and that they’d try to replicate it in Europe against those countries that stand against Russian interests around the world.

Russia is counting on a low cost cyberconflict to win them what they never could on the battlefield. And so far, they’ve been winning.

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austin_blue  May 6, 2017 • 6:21:43am

re: #248 lawhawk

Let’s see. They’ll be the Russia bots, complete with phrasing that sounds a lot better in the original Russian.

Then there’ll be the purity ponies who blame the hack on the victim, instead of a state-backed bunch of hackers who want to throw the election.

In other words, it’s 2016 US elections redux.

Anyone who was following what happened in the US would know that Russia was successful here, and that they’d try to replicate it in Europe against those countries that stand against Russian interests around the world.

Russia is counting on a low cost cyberconflict to win them what they never could on the battlefield. And so far, they’ve been winning.

Well, they did they’re big e-mail dump yesterday on Macron, but I think they waited too long. Two days is too close to the election to have a Hillary effect.

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Amory Blaine  May 6, 2017 • 6:23:46am

You know you’re getting old when you see the Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” video and the first thing you think is” that sledgehammer looks like an eight pounder. Nice hammer. “

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Bubblehead II  May 6, 2017 • 6:27:53am

re: #249 austin_blue

Well, they did they’re big e-mail dump yesterday on Macron, but I think they waited too long. Two days is too close to the election to have a Hillary effect.

Actually it was timed in such a matter as to prevent Macron from commenting on any of the E-Mails that were leaked due to the campaign news blackout law. Of course said same black out also prevent Lepenn from doing the same.

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 6:31:11am

re: #251 Bubblehead II

Actually it was timed in such a matter as to prevent Macron from commenting on any of the E-Mails that were leaked due to the campaign news blackout law. Of course said same black out also prevent Lepenn from doing the same.

Yeah; the goal may be that if nothing else, it would serve to discredit Marchon in the event of a victory and further exacerbate divisions in France.

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 6:34:38am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Yeah; the goal may be that if nothing else, it would serve to discredit Marchon in the event of a victory and further exacerbate divisions in France.

I should have added that it occurs to me that the ongoing sanctions against Russia must be devastating their economy and Putin would no doubt see them lifted post haste; hence, he supports Le Pen (and likely, anyone in Europe who is supportive of lifting sanctions against Russia).

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 6:35:08am
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Jay C  May 6, 2017 • 6:35:53am

re: #249 austin_blue

Well, they did they’re big e-mail dump yesterday on Macron, but I think they waited too long. Two days is too close to the election to have a Hillary effect.

I’m wondering if the timing of the Macron document-dump was done wrt French regulations regarding campaign ads (and, AFAIK even “straight news” reporting) being blacked out from Friday midnight until after the polls close on Sunday. The dump took place just before the deadline: I wonder if the strategy was to make sure that whatever was in the leaked docs * would only be viewed by the (French) public via Internet and/or foreign sources: i.e., sources without proper filters and/or regard for veracity. In any case, I think that this affair probably won’t have much impact on the election; or at least less impact than its perpetrators expected: the timing being just one issue.

* Assuming that the content of the EM! documents is even the important thing, vs. the actual fact of the hack-and-dump.
As we saw from the DNC hack here last year, what is “revealed” is typically mind-numbingly prosaic minutiae - in vast quantities: a lot of trash, but very little dirt.

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Bubblehead II  May 6, 2017 • 6:39:20am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

Yeah; the goal may be that if nothing else, it would serve to discredit Marchon in the event of a victory and further exacerbate divisions in France.

Good point. I hadn’t considered that angle.

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 6:43:32am

Back in a bit…….gotta go shopping.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 6:44:22am

re: #255 Jay C

It could have the opposite effect too.

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 6:54:39am
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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 6:58:15am
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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 7:00:35am

“… The former soldier was arrested Friday near a military base in Evreux, in the northwest region of Normandy, the prosecutor’s office told NBC News.

Investigators found a USB Key with a video clip of the man pleading allegiance to ISIS, and small ISIS flags were found on his person and in his car which was parked near the military base.

A judicial source said further investigation and a house search turned up weapons including a shotgun, revolvers and ammunition. …”

I have to wonder if this was in reality ISIS inspired, or meant to appear ISIS inspired…

“… The arrest came 48-hours before French voters go to the polls to choose between centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen on Sunday.

The country has been on high alert over the prospect of another terrorist attack ahead of this weekend’s elections. In the days before the first-round of voting on April 23, a gunman ambushed three Parisian police officers on the Champs-Elysees, killing one and wounding two others. …”

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Unshaken Defiance  May 6, 2017 • 7:17:13am

re: #241 freetoken

One other factor about the earlier films. The “summer blockbuster” did not yet exist. Jaws did that and escalated expectations from then on.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 7:18:18am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart

This reminds me of a Russian joke.

On Feb. 23, 1944 Stierlitz put on his favorite Budenovka, took the Red flag and, singing revolutionary songs, went in the direction of the Reichstag. Never before has Stierlitz been so close to failure.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 7:26:18am
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Eventual Carrion  May 6, 2017 • 7:27:07am

re: #260 jaunte

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When will all this great transparency end? I’m tired of this transparency

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 7:28:28am
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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 7:29:04am

Damage control:

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 6, 2017 • 7:31:10am

re: #267 Nyet

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 6, 2017 • 7:33:13am

re: #261 FormerDirtDart

Any dope can plan/carry out an attack and just yell out ISIS!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 7:33:24am

re: #246 lawhawk

Holy cow: Trump team copied documents and removed them from SCIF.

But her e-mails!!!!

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 7:39:41am
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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 7:40:05am

re: #267 Nyet

Damage control:

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Yep, damage control is exactly what it sounds like.

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 7:43:42am

re: #271 Nyet

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If indeed the Russians were behind this, I’m thinking there’s gonna be hell to pay. And this could end up backfiring in spectacular fashion on Le Pen/National Front as well.

Also, IIRC, she’s looking at prosecution for misuse of EU funds. Seems to me she’s going to be in a world of hurt in the not-too-distant future. If French prosecutors start looking at her and her party for collusion with Russia, that world of hurt could get exponentially larger.

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Unshaken Defiance  May 6, 2017 • 7:47:15am

re: #273 Dr Lizardo

If indeed the Russians were behind this, I’m thinking there’s gonna be hell to pay. And this could end up backfiring in spectacular fashion on Le Pen/National Front as well.

Also, IIRC, she’s looking at prosecution for misuse of EU funds. Seems to me she’s going to be in a world of hurt in the not-too-distant future. If French prosecutors start looking at her and her party for collusion with Russia, that world of hurt could get exponentially larger.

Couple that with some prosecutorial success here on the Trump admin and maybe we contain Putin and get rid of the Orange Pricktator.

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mmmirele  May 6, 2017 • 7:48:46am

re: #273 Dr Lizardo

There’s this story from last December in the UK Telegraph (quoting not for the US investigation but for the fact that she’d asked a bank close to Putin for funds):

American intelligence has been asked to look into Marine Le Pen’s links to Russia, following her request for a $30 million (£24.3 million) loan to help fund her French presidential campaign from a bank close to Vladimir Putin, according to reports.

Ms Le Pen’s Front National party has made no secret of the fact that it has taken foreign loans to help bankroll its presidential campaigns because, it has argued, French banks refuse to stump up the funds.

telegraph.co.uk

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 7:49:32am

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 7:49:49am

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darthstar  May 6, 2017 • 7:52:41am

I love when people look at highlighted screenshots of xml and analyze it. Yep. Definitely looks like hacking. Notice the < followed by a > and then a < /

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 7:53:09am

re: #277 Birth Control Works

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And yet, so many people will vote for men just because they’re men. Half of the candidates in any election should be women (there are so many elections and so many people, we should be hitting that). Yet, only one of the parties even comes close to that, and so by the general elections, it’s down to a quarter, and then even smaller because one party (and a significant percentage of the other) is blind to the idea that women can be good leaders.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 7:54:09am

re: #278 darthstar

I love when people look at highlighted screenshots of xml and analyze it. Yep. Definitely looks like hacking. Notice the < followed by a > and then a < /

That hacking happened is acknowledged by everyone. I don’t know what you’re on about.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 7:56:59am

Honestly, all, I think our country is in a dismal state —based solely on the fact this incident is not front and center on every legislator’s desk & on every newscast.

Women don’t matter, brown people don’t matter —legislate away your competition —nice huh?

grr

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darthstar  May 6, 2017 • 7:57:17am

re: #278 darthstar

I love when people look at highlighted screenshots of xml and analyze it. Yep. Definitely looks like hacking. Notice the < followed by a > and then a < /

That’s not to say that there hasn’t been hacking. Everyone imagines hackers in a dark room working on a macbook pro…but they really look like this:

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Jay C  May 6, 2017 • 7:59:10am

re: #279 Belafon

And yet, so many people will vote for men just because they’re men. Half of the candidates in any election should be women (there are so many elections and so many people, we should be hitting that). Yet, only one of the parties even comes close to that, and so by the general elections, it’s down to a quarter, and then even smaller because one party (and a significant percentage of the other) is blind to the idea that women can be good leaders.

A good point: however, there’s another aspect of the issue: best illustrated by a list:

- Sarah Palin
- Michele Bachmann
- Joni Ernst
- Virginia Foxx etc., etc.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:00:40am

re: #283 Jay C

A good point: however, there’s another aspect of the issue: best illustrated by a list:

- Sarah Palin
- Michele Bachmann
- Joni Ernst
- Virginia Foxx etc., etc.

So there are whacko women, like there are whacko men, but whacko women justify misogyny?

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:01:09am

re: #283 Jay C

My List:

Donald Trump.

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darthstar  May 6, 2017 • 8:01:40am

re: #280 Nyet

That hacking happened is acknowledged by everyone. I don’t know what you’re on about.

Nothing…just enjoying the crowd-sourced investigation and hoping Macron wins tomorrow because I like France, I like to visit France, and I don’t want to see a Frexit and a crumbling of the EU.

We can survive Trump - he’s the weakest link in Putin’s plan for world domination. But it becomes a lot more difficult if he wins in France and Germany.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 8:04:02am

re: #271 Nyet

Just so that it is clear - it’s one of the authors of the “Macron documents”.

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Jay C  May 6, 2017 • 8:05:04am

re: #285 Birth Control Works

So there are whacko women, like there are whacko men, but whacko women justify misogyny?

No, not at all: just pointing out that engaging “women” in the political process may or may not lead to better outcomes. Ideology and sensibility are, IMO, more important factors for political leadership than just gender.

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Jay C  May 6, 2017 • 8:06:29am

re: #286 Birth Control Works

My List:

Donald Trump.

Heh. Argument ended right there…..

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darthstar  May 6, 2017 • 8:07:59am

Alright…catch you cyber-sleuths later. Hey, I hear there’s a horse race today…have no idea who the favorite is, but I’m sure the Internet will be full of equine experts by evening. I just hope that race doesn’t get hacked too.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:08:57am
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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:09:40am

re: #291 darthstar

Alright…catch you cyber-sleuths later. Hey, I hear there’s a horse race today…have no idea who the favorite is, but I’m sure the Internet will be full of equine experts by evening. I just hope that race doesn’t get hacked too.

Just looking at the Daily Racing Form Website. I’m liking Always Dreaming.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:10:41am

re: #289 Jay C

No, not at all: just pointing out that engaging “women” in the political process may or may not lead to better outcomes. Ideology and sensibility are, IMO, more important factors for political leadership than just gender.

You really need to rethink that mindset.

Patriarchy isn’t working.

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(alpuz)  May 6, 2017 • 8:15:00am

re: #292 Birth Control Works

Oh boy, there he is Wisconsin’s own political nutball. Grothman has never needed to worry about birth control ‘cause that dude has and will never get laid. He’s is one seriously creepy freak.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 8:15:19am

Just got retweeted by Higgins of the Bellingcat.

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Teukka  May 6, 2017 • 8:16:25am

re: #259 FormerDirtDart

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And I was wondering about the over/under on Russian metadata turning up again :3

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:20:34am

look at the nostrils on this horse —another great shot.

We were at Keeneland last weekend. Nothing like standing at the rail when they all come thundering by.

The power of these horses always amazes me.

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 8:21:08am

Doesn’t it seem that it would be typical of Trump that all his trips to Mar-a-Lago is a way to punish Palm Beach County for not bowing to all his requests over the years? And, now it’s Bedminster township’s and Somerset County’s turn?

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:27:01am
Ideology and sensibility are, IMO, more important factors for political leadership than just gender.

insert your personal phobia:

Sexual Identity
Skin Color
Age
Education
Ethic heritage
Religion

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:31:22am
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Pawn of the Oppressor  May 6, 2017 • 8:32:45am

I’m shocked. Shocked. To find out that hackers would try to get Le Pen elected.

Shocked.

Really.

Putie told Trump to keep quiet about Le Pen in last week’s phone call, I’m sure of it. “Donald, French election is important issue, but my people watch closely. No need for your Tweet, OK? Is handled by my company, Flower Services of Boston.”

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:34:15am

The Danger’s of Empathy include not being a Sociopath.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:35:07am

fake news deleted … .

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stpaulbear  May 6, 2017 • 8:36:05am

re: #226 Targetpractice

Apparently Thursday’s vote is moving a lot of needles among the “serious” crowd:

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I really dislike Maher, but I’m so glad that he made that (completely obvious) argument that Hillary isn’t as bad as Trump. I hope that a lot of people are feeling stung and mopey about it.

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PhillyPretzel  May 6, 2017 • 8:36:12am

re: #305 Birth Control Works

Crabby has got that right.

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Bubblehead II  May 6, 2017 • 8:37:41am

New Olbermann

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:40:31am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 8:41:18am

re: #305 Birth Control Works

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snopes says fake quote. please be careful, no matter how much it might reflect his thinking, he seems to have had enough sense not to say it out loud on record

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 8:44:12am
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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 8:45:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 8:51:00am

re: #312 Birth Control Works

FCC launches investigation into Stephen Colbert’s Trump insults:

Imagine the reaction to Obama having the FCC investigate people who spoke disparagingly of him on TV…

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2017 • 8:58:06am

re: #309 Birth Control Works

I don’t believe that even a sack of shit like Pence could say something as moronic as that.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:01:18am

re: #314 Skip Intro

I don’t believe that even a sack of shit like Pence could say something as moronic as that.

I do, I just think he’d say it in a closed setting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 9:01:47am

re: #314 Skip Intro

I don’t believe that even a sack of shit like Pence could say something as moronic as that.

I am certain that he could, he would just have enough political sense & savvy not to say it out loud or at least on the record.

Unlike Trump, he does not enjoy the nimbus of being a “non-politician”, nor does he have a whole staff, starting with the WH Press Secretary, ranging through an entire news network and an army of bloggers whose job is to rationalize, justify, relativize and distance him from what he says until he says something else outrageous.

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Bubblehead II  May 6, 2017 • 9:04:47am

Definitely NSFW.

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Alephnaught  May 6, 2017 • 9:05:57am

re: #282 darthstar

That’s not to say that there hasn’t been hacking. Everyone imagines hackers in a dark room working on a macbook pro…but they really look like this:

[Embedded content]

An 80s synthpop band from Swindon?

//////////….

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ericblair  May 6, 2017 • 9:06:46am

On Le Monde (Paris newspaper), they’ve got a story on Jack Posobiec as the source of the leaked Macron documents: Who is the pro-Trump militant who forwarded the Macronleaks? One subtitle: “From the Trumposphere to the Fasciosphere”.

American white supremacist, hangs out with Milo Yapadapadopolis, “works” for The Rebel pukefunnel, one of the Pizzagate assholes. The story is linked to the top of the major French newspaper. In France, at least, this is getting out quick and loud.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 9:07:01am

re: #317 Bubblehead II

Definitely NSFW.

Time to reconsider libel laws?

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 9:08:23am

re: #319 ericblair

On Le Monde (Paris newspaper), they’ve got a story on Jack Posobiec as the source of the leaked Macron documents: Who is the pro-Trump militant who forwarded the Macronleaks? One subtitle: “From the Trumposphere to the Fasciosphere”.

American white supremacist, hangs out with Milo Yapadapadopolis, “works” for The Rebel pukefunnel, one of the Pizzagate assholes. The story is linked to the top of the major French newspaper. In France, at least, this is getting out quick and loud.

Because they do not have a media that is fawning and enabling to whomever the GOP fundamentalist base rabble loves the most.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 9:08:30am
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Puss Power  May 6, 2017 • 9:10:49am

re: #292 Birth Control Works

Curiously, in CA you CAN get birth control at the grocery store with prescription services (if you’ve had a previous prescription for oral contraceptives and are over 18).

But the supermarket won’t pay for them, which is the real issue.

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sagehen  May 6, 2017 • 9:13:43am

re: #230 goddamnedfrank

Those people are the worst imho, because they were gambling with other people’s lives. I never saw someone espouse that opinion who was truly at risk such as immigrants facing deportation themselves. It always came from those on the safe side of the comfort divide.

The only DT supporters whose motives I understand are the true sociopaths among the wealthy. At least they were honest about how little other people’s lives and safety mattered in comparison to their own desire to reduce their tax bill.

I can also understand those whose motives are all about judicial nominees — those who think getting appellate courts and a supreme court of their liking outweighs any and all other presidential or congressional action.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:17:53am

re: #323 Puss Power

Curiously, in CA you CAN get birth control at the grocery store with prescription services (if you’ve had a previous prescription for oral contraceptives and are over 18).

But the supermarket won’t pay for them, which is the real issue.

If the Supermarket has a pharmacy?

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Puss Power  May 6, 2017 • 9:20:00am

re: #326 Birth Control Works

If the Supermarket has a pharmacy?

Correct. But what’s new is you can get them without a prescription, if you’re over 18 and have at some time in the past had a prescription.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:21:19am

re: #327 Puss Power

Correct. But what’s new is you can get them without a prescription, if you’re over 18 and have at some time in the past had a prescription.

ah!

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Amory Blaine  May 6, 2017 • 9:21:38am

re: #296 Nyet

Just got retweeted by Higgins of the Bellingcat.

Is this equal to a knighthood?

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Jay C  May 6, 2017 • 9:22:31am

re: #319 ericblair

On Le Monde (Paris newspaper), they’ve got a story on Jack Posobiec as the source of the leaked Macron documents: Who is the pro-Trump militant who forwarded the Macronleaks? One subtitle: “From the Trumposphere to the Fasciosphere”.

American white supremacist, hangs out with Milo Yapadapadopolis, “works” for The Rebel pukefunnel, one of the Pizzagate assholes. The story is linked to the top of the major French newspaper. In France, at least, this is getting out quick and loud.

Amazing: so many familiar names cited as Jack’s cyberspace pals and connections (well, familiar from reading LGF, anyway): a veritable Who’s Who of the online alt-right. Quelle surprise!

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Hecuba's daughter  May 6, 2017 • 9:23:47am

re: #314 Skip Intro

I don’t believe that even a sack of shit like Pence could say something as moronic as that.

The other day I posted something on FB that turned out to be wrong. Fortunately, I was able to pull the post within a few minutes but we have to be very careful in circulating quotes that we agree with, unless we know they are accurate. The right has no problem with circulating false reports, but we are better than that. In the past, I always warned friends to check Snopes first. Am going to have to be more diligent in following my own advice.

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Alephnaught  May 6, 2017 • 9:26:29am

re: #319 ericblair

On Le Monde (Paris newspaper), they’ve got a story on Jack Posobiec as the source of the leaked Macron documents: Who is the pro-Trump militant who forwarded the Macronleaks? One subtitle: “From the Trumposphere to the Fasciosphere”.

American white supremacist, hangs out with Milo Yapadapadopolis, “works” for The Rebel pukefunnel, one of the Pizzagate assholes. The story is linked to the top of the major French newspaper. In France, at least, this is getting out quick and loud.

Blimey, Le Monde? That’s not just a Paris newspaper, that’s the the equivalent of The Guardian in Britain, and the NYT in the US. That’s big.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 9:26:56am

re: #331 Hecuba’s daughter

…we have to be very careful in circulating quotes that we agree with, unless we know they are accurate. The right has no problem with circulating false reports….

they see this as a weakness, and weaknesses are meant to be exploited

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lockjawcanbefun  May 6, 2017 • 9:27:59am
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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:29:48am

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 9:30:09am

re: #312 Birth Control Works

This is where we find out what CBS thinks is important.

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Amory Blaine  May 6, 2017 • 9:30:55am

re: #304 Birth Control Works

Amongst all the infighting between liberal factions, it is the enlightenment of men like this is where I find my solace. When someone opens their eyes and sees how cruel and wrong their ideology has been, it gives me hope.

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Timothy Watson  May 6, 2017 • 9:31:17am

re: #323 Puss Power

Curiously, in CA you CAN get birth control at the grocery store with prescription services (if you’ve had a previous prescription for oral contraceptives and are over 18).

But the supermarket won’t pay for them, which is the real issue.

And the wingnuts have gone apocalyptic at any suggestion that birth control or the morning-after pill should be available over the counter.

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makeitstop  May 6, 2017 • 9:31:33am

re: #317 Bubblehead II

Definitely NSFW.

[Embedded content]

I love my town.

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lockjawcanbefun  May 6, 2017 • 9:32:02am

I must admit I found this portion of this article funny.

Obscure. If he weren’t such a bigoted slimefuck, I’d almost feel sorry for Ezra.

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sagehen  May 6, 2017 • 9:32:12am

Rachel had a congressman on last night with a good idea…

Any Republican who voted for AHCA and is now afraid to face constituents at a town hall, the nearest Democratic congressmen should set a town hall in the R district. “Since your representative isn’t willing to come talk to you about this bill, in the spirit of bipartisanship I’ll be happy to answer all your questions about it.”

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stpaulbear  May 6, 2017 • 9:32:44am

re: #318 Alephnaught

An 80s synthpop band from Swindon?

//////////….

That would be XTC. They were unflashy in the extreme.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:34:14am
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makeitstop  May 6, 2017 • 9:34:57am

re: #342 stpaulbear

That would be XTC. They were unflashy in the extreme.

But their music was unbelievably shiny and holds up really well.

XTC Summers Cauldron/Grass

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scottslemmons  May 6, 2017 • 9:36:26am

I writed a thing after reading the Free Comic Book Day issue of Marvel’s latest.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 9:38:28am

re: #329 Amory Blaine

Is this equal to a knighthood?

Not really, but somewhat of a recognition.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:39:46am

TRUE! snopes.com

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Amory Blaine  May 6, 2017 • 9:40:18am

re: #346 Nyet

I was just joshing you man. :)

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Alephnaught  May 6, 2017 • 9:40:44am

re: #334 lockjawcanbefun

[Embedded content]

Hmm, although I’ve never used this phrase in French, I understand this “saying” to involve a word which rhymes with “brother”, and another which rhymes with “tucker”…

////// etc

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:42:55am

FDA Denies Ordering Employees to Switch Television Monitors to Fox News Channel
An internal e-mail suggests the Trump administration requested the change.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 9:44:49am

re: #347 Birth Control Works

DT, the anti-politician has the amazing ability to remain untainted even by his own words. Supporters will relativize and justify anything he says, and if cornered, just claim that “he didn’t really mean that, he was just saying that to get the Chinese into a better bargaining position!”

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Skip Intro  May 6, 2017 • 9:46:00am

So what is the Kushner family doing these days I hear you ask.

In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner family flogs $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to wealthy Chinese

BEIJING — The Kushner family came to the United States as refugees, worked hard and made it big — and if you invest in Kushner properties, so can you.

That was the message delivered Saturday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s sister to a ballroom full of wealthy Chinese investors, renewing questions about the Kushner family’s business ties to China.

Over several hours of slide shows and presentations, representatives from the Kushner family business urged Chinese citizens gathered at the Ritz-Carlton hotel to consider investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a New Jersey real estate project to secure what’s known as an investor visa.

I believe that the daughter is one of the trustees of Ivanka’s “blind trust”, not that anyone gives a shit.

And in true Trump/Kushner fascist fashion,

Journalists were initially seated at the back of the ballroom, but as the presentations got underway, a public-relations representative asked The Washington Post to leave, saying the presence of foreign reporters threatened the “stability” of the event.

At one point, organizers grabbed a reporter’s phone and backpack to try to force that person to leave. Later, as investors started leaving the ballroom, organizers physically surrounded attendees to stop them from giving interviews.

Asked why reporters were asked to leave, a public-relations representative, who declined to identify herself, said simply, “This is not the story we want.”

washingtonpost.com

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BigPapa  May 6, 2017 • 9:47:12am

It’s quite apparent to me that many or most Trumpkins or GOP know he’s lying and support him because of it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 9:49:47am

re: #353 BigPapa

It’s quite apparent to me that many or most Trumpkins or GOP know he’s lying and support him because of it.

As long as it is provocative and posses off liberals, he cannot go too far.

Seems like the only way he will be unseated is if he blunders into a crisis he cannot deal with and totally loses it in a major, catastrophic and undeniable way.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 9:53:21am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

snopes says fake quote. please be careful, no matter how much it might reflect his thinking, he seems to have had enough sense not to say it out loud on record

Thanks for the reminder. Snopes is one of my usual news checks, been out of the habit for a while.

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wheat-dogg  May 6, 2017 • 9:57:13am

I’ve been spending just about my entire day recreating detailed syllabuses, lesson plans and other verbiage for education bureaucrats, who exist everywhere across the planet. They are all for courses I taught 3-4 years ago, using texts that we have since replaced. Wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t cleaned house last summer and tossed out all those notebooks and lesson plans I figured I didn’t need anymore. At least I kept the old textbooks and associated Word files.

I have to prepare three forms for each of four terms for two separate courses. You do the math.

I’m halfway done. They are due Monday. (It’s now Sunday here)

Shoot me now.

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Meanwhile, I wanted to comment on the Kushners enticing Chinese investors with those special investment visas. As I understood it, State was supposedly reducing the number of such visas or increasing the eligible investment levels or both, because too many rich Chinese people were buying up properties and installing their kids and other relatives to mind them. That was during the wild and crazy “porous borders” days of the Obama White House. Now that we have a Grifter-in-Chief who’s all against immigration, I guess it’s now opposite day and letting rich Chinese in to buy up (Trump) properties is all hunky-dory. I guess because they’re not Mexican or Muslim.

Trouble is, I think those State Department restrictions are still in effect.

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wheat-dogg  May 6, 2017 • 10:02:02am

On the other hand, I was offered a handsome salary raise for next academic year. So maybe I should finish the damn bureaucratese shit and look forward to my princely salary.

It is, actually, by local standards. I’ve been advised not to tell too many people here about it, because I think I’m being paid way more than some of the Chinese professors.

OK. I have to go to bed. Maybe I’ll drop in for a short time tomorrow before banging out another set of documents detailing stuff I barely remember doing, if at all.

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BeachDem  May 6, 2017 • 10:02:40am

re: #330 Jay C

Amazing: so many familiar names cited as Jack’s cyberspace pals and connections (well, familiar from reading LGF, anyway): a veritable Who’s Who of the online alt-right. Quelle surprise!

I have asked many times and never found the answer to exactly what hole did Jack Posobiec crawl out of? Has anyone ever verified that he ever worked for CBS? Or anything else the asshole has said or done? Online info (at least what I’ve been able to find) about him is pretty sketchy and mostly leads back to his own bloviating crap.

HELP!

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sagehen  May 6, 2017 • 10:04:16am

re: #356 wheat-dogg

Now that we have a Grifter-in-Chief who’s all against immigration, I guess it’s now opposite day and letting rich Chinese in to buy up (Trump) properties is all hunky-dory. I guess because they’re not Mexican or Muslim Xi got the “great dealmaker” to throw him into the briar patch.

Trouble is, I think those State Department restrictions are still in effect.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:04:30am
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Alephnaught  May 6, 2017 • 10:05:55am

re: #334 lockjawcanbefun

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Seriously, is jack Posobiec genuinely asking to speak to the French Parliament on a Sunday, which just also happens to be a Sunday when an election is taking place? On a matter which could affect the election? Whilst this election is taking place? Does he really think France is going to say “Mai, oui”, and then he hops on a plane, and arrives just in time to make a Hollywood-esque speech in the Parliament that saves his bacon? (Or, failing that, Skype it in?)

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Dr Lizardo  May 6, 2017 • 10:09:48am

re: #361 Alephnaught

Seriously, is jack Posobiec genuinely asking to speak to the French Parliament on a Sunday, which just also happens to be a Sunday when an election is taking place? On a matter which could affect the election? Whilst this election is taking place? Does he really think France is going to say “Mai, oui”, and then he hops on a plane, and arrives just in time to make a Hollywood-esque speech in the Parliament that saves his bacon? (Or, failing that, Skype it in?)

He’s clearly a moron.

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Puss Power  May 6, 2017 • 10:10:18am

re: #338 Timothy Watson

And the wingnuts have gone apocalyptic at any suggestion that birth control or the morning-after pill should be available over the counter.

This is California. Wingnuts have to schedule RWNJs to speak in order to get any attention.

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electrotek  May 6, 2017 • 10:11:24am

So very Catholic of her

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 10:12:57am
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Puss Power  May 6, 2017 • 10:13:16am

re: #356 wheat-dogg

Too bad about the missing plans. Sounds like you need a seven-year retention policy.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 6, 2017 • 10:17:29am

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lockjawcanbefun  May 6, 2017 • 10:18:50am

re: #364 electrotek

And Faith Goldy? She’s another one of those The Rebel types. She was busy starting conspiracy horse squeeze after the Quebec mosque shootings. She’s ooze.

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electrotek  May 6, 2017 • 10:21:42am

re: #368 lockjawcanbefun

And Faith Goldy? She’s another one of those The Rebel types. She was busy starting conspiracy horse squeeze after the Quebec mosque shootings. She’s ooze.

She claims to be part of the “Slav Right” when she’s only a 1/4 Ukrainian. Bitch please.

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ObserverArt  May 6, 2017 • 10:25:17am

re: #299 Birth Control Works

look at the nostrils on this horse —another great shot.

We were at Keeneland last weekend. Nothing like standing at the rail when they all come thundering by.

The power of these horses always amazes me.

Don’t take this comment the wrong way, but as an animal lover and advocate, it sort of surprises me you would attend a horse race. A lot of animal lovers seem to find it hard on the horses, etc. and really do not like horse racing.

I admit, I am neutral, but sometimes I do see it as a bit cruel, especially when a horse has to be put down from a bad racing accident.

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 10:26:25am

re: #367 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 10:29:17am

re: #367 Eric The Fruit Bat

Knowledge is power-let’s start to take the battle on…..

Trump has taught us that stupidity is also mighty powerful

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makeitstop  May 6, 2017 • 10:30:30am

re: #342 stpaulbear

That would be XTC. They were unflashy in the extreme.

I was thinking while mowing the lawn - weren’t Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon of the original Pretenders from Swindon as well? I seem to remember that.

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 10:31:30am
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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:32:00am

re: #370 ObserverArt

Don’t take this comment the wrong way, but as an animal lover and advocate, it sort of surprises me you would attend a horse race. A lot of animal lovers seem to find it hard on the horses, etc. and really do not like horse racing.

I admit, I am neutral, but sometimes I do see it as a bit cruel, especially when a horse has to be put down from a bad racing accident.

Do you know how well these horses are treated?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 10:33:56am

re: #374 jaunte

How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby

The only black jockeys I recall seeing were the decorative ones on people’s lawns…

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:34:19am

re: #374 jaunte

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AT the Kentucky Horse Park, Man o War and his trainer (an Afrikan-American) have a very distinct memorial area.

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 10:34:24am

re: #370 ObserverArt

Don’t take this comment the wrong way, but as an animal lover and advocate, it sort of surprises me you would attend a horse race. A lot of animal lovers seem to find it hard on the horses, etc. and really do not like horse racing.

I admit, I am neutral, but sometimes I do see it as a bit cruel, especially when a horse has to be put down from a bad racing accident.

It’s hard on the jockeys, too. I became less than a fan when I learned that every horse that races in So. Cal. is given an anti-bleeding drug so they don’t bleed in their lungs.

But where does one draw the line? Rodeo is cruel. Boxing is cruel. Football is cruel. Or is dangerous a better word? There was a bike racing fatality last week.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:34:45am

re: #376 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The only black jockeys I recall seeing were the decorative ones on people’s lawns…

AT Claiborne Farms —a must see if you are in the area —their jockeys are painted to be white men!

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:35:51am

re: #378 wrenchwench

It’s hard on the jockeys, too. I became less than a fan when I learned that every horse that races in So. Cal. is given an anti-bleeding drug so they don’t bleed in their lungs.

But where does one draw the line? Rodeo is cruel. Boxing is cruel. Football is cruel. Or is dangerous a better word? There was a bike racing fatality last week.

All I know is that in Thoroughbred racing, the advances in equine veterinary care are only because of the races.

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 10:35:55am

Paul Ryan’s press secretary claims the AHCA has been scored, can’t provide a link to the score.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:36:16am

bbl

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goddamnedfrank  May 6, 2017 • 10:36:21am

Paul Ryan’s spokesperson just lying her ass off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 10:36:41am

re: #379 Birth Control Works

AT Claiborne Farms —a must see if you are in the area —their jockeys are painted to be white men!

Memories of my childhood include the next-door neighbors’ front lawn with a black lawn jockey and a sleeping Mexican on a donkey cart…

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 10:37:33am

re: #374 jaunte

Wow. Thanks for posting.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:37:36am

Oh, a few years ago, when the US decided not to sell horsemeat to France —tons of horses ended up at the humane society and auction yards—starved and sick.

There is no good answer.

Thoroughbreds LOVE to run, so …

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 10:37:43am

re: #380 Birth Control Works

All I know is that in Thoroughbred racing, the advances in equine veterinary care are only because of the races.

And advances in treatment for brain injury come, for the most part, from the military. I’m still anti-war.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 10:38:12am

re: #387 wrenchwench

And advances in treatment for brain injury come, for the most part, from the military. I’m still anti-war.

ya, I know

bbl

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 10:38:25am

re: #385 Stanley Sea

This is part of why Trump is so nostalgic for 1900.

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goddamnedfrank  May 6, 2017 • 10:40:14am
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goddamnedfrank  May 6, 2017 • 10:41:18am
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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 10:41:48am

re: #377 Birth Control Works

AT the Kentucky Horse Park, Man o War and his trainer (an Afrikan-American) have a very distinct memorial area.

I looked it up - per wiki his trainer was a white dude named Louis Feustel.

?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 6, 2017 • 10:42:16am

re: #371 Stanley Sea

DWDSKEF2S7j7J185Xq/FxzYnuaY9baNj

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ObserverArt  May 6, 2017 • 10:43:53am

re: #344 makeitstop

But their music was unbelievably shiny and holds up really well.

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Video

It’s hard to decide, but that may be my favorite XTC song, out of all of them.

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sagehen  May 6, 2017 • 10:44:25am
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Joe Bacon  May 6, 2017 • 10:47:21am

re: #134 jaunte

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It’s a 360º affliction.

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ObserverArt  May 6, 2017 • 10:51:08am

re: #375 Birth Control Works

Do you know how well these horses are treated?

It is not about me. I was just asking for your opinion. Sorry. I probably shouldn’t have.

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ObserverArt  May 6, 2017 • 10:54:32am

re: #378 wrenchwench

It’s hard on the jockeys, too. I became less than a fan when I learned that every horse that races in So. Cal. is given an anti-bleeding drug so they don’t bleed in their lungs.

But where does one draw the line? Rodeo is cruel. Boxing is cruel. Football is cruel. Or is dangerous a better word? There was a bike racing fatality last week.

I admit I am auto racing fan…so.

But the difference to me is humans make their own choices. Animals do not.

I’m thinking I may have opened a can of worms.

Also, I don’t know if it is a full moon weekend, but I’ve already gone through a bunch of nasty snark and meanness elsewhere. I think I am going to lay low. Hell, it may be me and how I am currently seeing things as not at all well.

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Bubblehead II  May 6, 2017 • 10:57:11am

re: #391 goddamnedfrank

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JordanRules  May 6, 2017 • 10:59:24am

re: #391 goddamnedfrank

Damn. The alternative facts virus is spreading far and wide.

Some of these folks are so blatant that it’s pissing me off they aren’t trying harder to lie better.
She has some effing nerve!

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 10:59:26am

re: #398 ObserverArt

I admit I am auto racing fan…so.

But the difference to me is humans make their own choices. Animals do not.

I’m thinking I may have opened a can of worms.

Also, I don’t know if it is a full moon weekend, but I’ve already gone through a bunch of nasty snark and meanness elsewhere. I think I am going to lay low. Hell, it may be me and how I am currently seeing things as not at all well.

There are so many cans of worms out there. Cruel to open them, or cruel to leave them shut? Differs case by case [oh, no; a case of canned worms!] and person by person. Walking softly is always good advice, carrying a big stick, not so much.

I appreciated your comments. Walk softly, and carry on. {{{OA}}}

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2017 • 11:02:05am
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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 11:06:39am

Lying about things easily checked seems to be the theme of the day.

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Schweppes7  May 6, 2017 • 11:08:03am

Yup. Of course CBO did not score the version of it that WAS ACTUALLY PASSED BY THE HOUSE. But I suppose that is not relevant….

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 11:08:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 11:10:26am

re: #404 Schweppes7

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Yup. Of course CBO did not score the version of it that WAS ACTUALLY PASSED BY THE HOUSE. But I suppose that is not relevant….

no, it is not. what she said is truthy enough to be spread all over websites throughout america and the world

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Charles Johnson  May 6, 2017 • 11:12:21am

There really should be some kind of regulations prohibiting deliberate lying to the public by representatives of elected officials. This is fucking outrageous.

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makeitstop  May 6, 2017 • 11:12:23am

re: #394 ObserverArt

It’s hard to decide, but that may be my favorite XTC song, out of all of them.

‘Grass’ is a great song, but ‘Summer’s Cauldron’ is an amazing piece of music all on its own.

If I hear ‘Grass’ by itself, I always feel cheated that I didn’t hear that fantastic lead-in.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 11:12:25am

That’s one special little firm, very tight with the govt and FSB.

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 11:13:33am
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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 11:13:33am

She’s weaving a metaphor as well as a basket. Comes to this point:

But never ends, I think.

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 11:17:09am
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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 11:18:09am

Perfect timing to see this, it fits in with the discussion above

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 11:20:23am
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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 11:22:48am

This allegedly shows the Photoshop fuckups during the creation of the Macron docs:

numerama.com

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 6, 2017 • 11:25:35am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Perfect timing to see this, it fits in with the discussion above

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There’s a ton of coke in Florida, but this is the first I’ve heard of poisoning dogs with it to improve performance. I’d expect heart-attacks.

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 11:26:00am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Perfect timing to see this, it fits in with the discussion above

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/stuffing worms back into can

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 11:26:58am

re: #283 Jay C

A good point: however, there’s another aspect of the issue: best illustrated by a list:

- Sarah Palin
- Michele Bachmann
- Joni Ernst
- Virginia Foxx etc., etc.

On my 30 minute drive to work, I’ve noticed that I get passed by at least as many women as men, and I do Speed Limit + 5. The point is not that women, individually, are better than men, but that if you’re going to choose the best for any job, we should be considering them all equally.

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(alpuz)  May 6, 2017 • 11:29:40am
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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 11:30:10am

re: #404 Schweppes7

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2017 • 11:30:50am
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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 11:32:24am

re: #419 (alpuz)

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I know this wouldn’t fix everything, and would eliminate one of Charles’s features, but the API should only be for queries, not posting.

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 11:32:29am

I think it’s a tri-color Shibe, my new favorite dog.

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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 11:39:16am

lol

This shithead is probably reading this comment too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 6, 2017 • 11:40:32am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Florida greyhound trainer is suspended after five of his dogs test positive for COKE

Dog racing is popular in Arizona. I never was much interested in it, especially after I heard about a mass grave found out in the desert near Phoenix full of greyhounds, all with their ears cut off to remove their ID tags.

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wrenchwench  May 6, 2017 • 11:42:01am
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Nyet  May 6, 2017 • 11:44:52am
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retired cynic  May 6, 2017 • 11:45:10am

re: #392 Stanley Sea

I looked it up - per wiki his trainer was a white dude named Louis Feustel.

?

The black man was his long-time groom, IIRC. This from Wikipedia:

“Riddle contemplated entering Man o’ War against older horses for the first time in the $5,000 Saratoga Gold Cup, but ultimately chose to enter the $15,000 Lawrence Realization Stakes against three-year-olds instead.[40] When his only rival scratched from the race, it nearly became a walkover until Mrs. Riddle’s niece, Sarah Jeffords, entered Hoodwink. To compensate for the lack of competition, Riddle announced that Man o’ War would be allowed to show his speed. Man o’ War was reunited with Kummer, who neither restrained the horse nor urged him on at any point in the race. Running as he pleased, Man o’ War won by slightly more than a quarter mile - the official margin was 100 lengths - while setting a new world record of 2:40 4/5 for a mile and five-eighths. This broke the existing world record set in England by  1 3⁄5 seconds and lowered the American record by over four seconds.[41] This world record stood until 1956, when it was broken by Man o’ War’s great-grandson Swaps.[26]”

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 11:46:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2017 • 11:47:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2017 • 11:49:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2017 • 11:52:56am
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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 11:55:20am

re: #432 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Why will this ‘tolerant left’ not let me get away with a blatant lie?”

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 11:56:33am
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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 11:56:43am

re: #392 Stanley Sea

I looked it up - per wiki his trainer was a white dude named Louis Feustel.

?

perhaps his steward? There is a statue of a black dude with the Man O War memorial

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retired cynic  May 6, 2017 • 11:56:59am

re: #429 FormerDirtDart

The responses I loved best were made up of a number of people using the song, The Boxer, started by Elliott Lusztig (separating the 5 people with a space):

Lie lie lie
We can lie like this all day
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie lie lie lie

In the clearing stands a liar/And a fibber by her trade … .

Asking only rich-man wages
She comes looking for exemptions
And she gets it from the whores on Capitol Hill.

And she’s worse than Kellyanne
Or even Spicer with this claim
As we all get riled and then cry out
In our anger and her shame.

I am voting, I am voting, but the GOP remains.

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 11:58:04am

re: #434 jaunte

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The $8B will go toward the Republicans shit-coming-out-of-their-mouths disease, which will leave nothing for anyone else.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 11:59:03am

re: #418 Belafon

On my 30 minute drive to work, I’ve noticed that I get passed by at least as many women as men, and I do Speed Limit + 5. The point is not that women, individually, are better than men, but that if you’re going to choose the best for any job, we should be considering them all equally.

we should be considering them all equally.

Which is what Feminism is about-no?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 6, 2017 • 12:00:32pm

re: #433 jaunte

“Why will this ‘tolerant left’ not let me get away with a blatant lie?”

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 12:01:50pm

re: #425 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Dog racing is popular in Arizona. I never was much interested in it, especially after I heard about a mass grave found out in the desert near Phoenix full of greyhounds, all with their ears cut off to remove their ID tags.

UGH. I think the basic premise is anything to do with animals & gambling is not good.

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De Kolta Chair  May 6, 2017 • 12:02:06pm

re: #138 Dave In Austin

The Project.

LOL I was expecting an inflatable doll to come flying out of the cushions at the end.

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No Depression  May 6, 2017 • 12:02:32pm

re: #432 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fucking liar hates being called a fucking liar.

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 12:03:07pm

“… Last month, YouTube lost 5 percent of its top advertisers in the US and Canada following a global uproar over its placement of ads from big companies alongside videos created by neo-Nazis and ISIS supporters. …”

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Timothy Watson  May 6, 2017 • 12:04:21pm

re: #432 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reporters trying to reach me for inquiry, email is best today. My feed is cluttered w/ the “tolerant” left swearing at me.

Because posting a link in a tweet to the CBO PDF is so fucking hard…

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ObserverArt  May 6, 2017 • 12:05:19pm

Ahhh…after doing something like this Photoshop, I am feeling a little bit better. A little.

Hurry…they are selling bigly
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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 12:06:17pm
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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 12:06:48pm

Amy Siskind’s weekly tweets are going to be a great resource for historians some day.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 12:06:54pm

I understand the animals and gambling conflict.

Horses love to run, Greyhounds love to run, it’s what they are designed to do. Hopefully, with GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT, we can keep the disreputable people hopping.

Cock, and dog fighting —that I can’t stomach.

I never understood greyhound racing until I saw some run at lure coursing. They are the thoroughbred of dogs. So beautiful in action.

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 12:07:36pm

re: #439 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 12:08:56pm

re: #435 Birth Control Works

perhaps his steward? There is a statue of a black dude with the Man O War memorial

I think I found it:

kyhorsepark.com

Kentucky Horse Park pays tribute to this truly legendary horse with a majestic bronze sculpture and memorial at his grave-site, located in a place of honor, near the entrance to the park. He is buried alongside the Triple Crown winner War Admiral, who was his most famous son, and several of Man o’ War’s other noteworthy sons and daughters. The peerless African American jockey, Isaac Burns Murphy, is also buried nearby.

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allegro  May 6, 2017 • 12:09:52pm

re: #445 ObserverArt

Ahhh…after doing something like this Photoshop, I am feeling a little bit better. A little.

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I love that!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 6, 2017 • 12:10:09pm

re: #432 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  May 6, 2017 • 12:11:20pm
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Stanley Sea  May 6, 2017 • 12:12:58pm

As Yashar always says, the replies tell the story

Reply 1.3K Retweet 23
Like 47

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 12:13:16pm

re: #453 jaunte

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Hers has much less cussing than mine. I don’t do it too often, but the “but the liberals aren’t being ‘tolerant’” is getting tiresome.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 12:16:44pm

re: #445 ObserverArt

Ahhh…after doing something like this Photoshop, I am feeling a little bit better. A little.

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I am familiar with the feeling.

I work out alot of frustration on social media. Not sure it’s healthy for me or the rest of us.

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 12:19:18pm

re: #453 jaunte

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One of the the sad things about the Trump presidency and Republicans being in charge of both chambers is how many funny parody accounts have had to become serious.

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 12:19:41pm

I heard a podcast article about Swarm Intelligence.

Perhaps it will contribute to the next form of government after Democracy …

Something has to change.

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 12:20:21pm

Twitter being “intolerant” to AshLee Strong…

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ObserverArt  May 6, 2017 • 12:21:58pm

re: #459 FormerDirtDart

Twitter being “intolerant” to AshLee Strong…

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Puppy gang…puppy gang…run!

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sagehen  May 6, 2017 • 12:23:03pm

re: #447 jaunte

Amy Siskind’s weekly tweets are going to be a great resource for historians some day.

Assuming they’ve been preserved.

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Belafon  May 6, 2017 • 12:23:07pm

re: #458 Birth Control Works

I heard a podcast article about Swarm Intelligence.

Perhaps it will contribute to the next form of government after Democracy …

Something has to change.

Swarm intelligence would be a good description of a functioning democracy. Now, imagine, though, if during migration, half of the birds in a swarm suddenly got infected with with a virus that destroyed their perception, and they forced the group to fly into an oncoming truck.

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 12:26:49pm

Not capable of handling the workload of the office…
Who could have seen this coming?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 6, 2017 • 12:28:19pm

re: #463 FormerDirtDart

Not capable of handling the workload of the office…
Who could have seen this coming?

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 12:31:44pm

re: #462 Belafon

Swarm intelligence would be a good description of a functioning democracy. Now, imagine, though, if during migration, half of the birds in a swarm suddenly got infected with with a virus that destroyed their perception, and they forced the group to fly into an oncoming truck.

Yeah, I see the downsides —just trying to keep a hopeful outlook. Checks & Balances are necessary!

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Birth Control Works  May 6, 2017 • 12:32:17pm

re: #463 FormerDirtDart

Not capable of handling the workload of the office…
Who could have seen this coming?

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Montessori Teacher my ass

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FormerDirtDart  May 6, 2017 • 12:38:51pm

re: #464 Jeff!

re: #467 Birth Control Works

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Decatur Deb  May 6, 2017 • 12:57:25pm

re: #465 Birth Control Works

This Skyscraper Would Dispense Apartments Like A Vending Machine

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The Future is Now

The Future was 1967.

Link

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William Lewis  May 6, 2017 • 1:17:27pm

re: #250 Amory Blaine

You know you’re getting old when you see the Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” video and the first thing you think is” that sledgehammer looks like an eight pounder. Nice hammer. “

Miley & her hammer. Still a better love story than Twilight … ;0

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Semper Fi  May 6, 2017 • 1:38:24pm

re: #403 jaunte

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Lying about things easily checked seems to be the theme of the day.

And how surprised he must have been to be shouted down…wingnuts are self-deluded.


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