Sunday Jam: Bill Laurance: “Chia”

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I know the previous article was also a Bill Laurance video, but these are so great I can’t resist another one. This feature Snarky Puppy’s Michael League on double bass, and Zach Brock killin’ a violin solo.

From the DVD “Flint” released May 6, 2014 on GroundUP Music

Written by Bill Laurance
Produced and arranged by Michael League & Bill Laurance

ALBUM PERSONNEL
Bill Laurance - acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, vocoder, keyboards, shaker, congas, ride cymbal, propane tank, hand claps
Michael League - electric bass, double bass, Moog bass, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, hand claps
Robert “Sput” Searight - drum set, timpani, marching snare & bass drums, shekere, cowbells, vibraslap, woodblocks, shaker, hand claps
Maria Im - violin
Zach Brock - violin (solos)
Curtis Stewart - violin
Henry Flory - violin
Lev Zhurbin - viola
Eylem Basaldi - viola
Maria Jeffers - cello
J.Y. Lee - cello
Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet & flugelhorn
Matt McLaughlin - French horn
Chris Bullock - tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, & flute
Brian Donohoe - alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, & flute
Scott Flynn - trombone
Magda Giannikou - propane tank, glockenspiel, & xylophone
Emilia Canas Mendes & Andy LaViolette - hand claps

Engineered by Rudyard Lee Cullers at the Carriage House in Stamford, CT.
Mixed by Nic Hard at Limebeat Studios in New York, NY.
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC in New York, NY.
Filmed by Andy LaViolette.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 11:52:39am

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anti-semitism is soooo worrysome

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 25, 2017 • 11:56:49am

re: #1 Birth Control Works

I’m not really sure that’s a news source I would put a whole lot of trust into.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 11:57:45am

re: #1 Birth Control Works

This is fake news from a site called EU Times, which is basically a neo-Nazi site. If something like this had actually happened the way it’s being reported, it would be at the BBC and other mainstream news outlets, but there’s absolutely nothing about it.

Be careful about reports like this - they’re being spread by bad people with an anti-Muslim agenda.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:01:22pm

re: #1 Birth Control Works

I’m deleting that link because when I clicked it, the site spawned a whole bunch of spam windows.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:01:37pm

Yesterday, at the gym, I caught a commercial on Fox (I only saw it because it was on one of the screens attached to an elliptical and you have to plug in your headphones to hear it - I can’t believe people would actually exercise to Fox) about a show they have called “The Next Revolution.” It was supposed to be about a guy who’s being oppressed by the left. The of him included a silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge. Has anyone actually seen or heard of the show, or, in particular, what oppression this guy was suffering?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:02:59pm

re: #1 Birth Control Works

[Link to some neo-nazi fake news site]

anti-semitism is soooo worrysome

I could not find this alleged atrocity on any of the Jewish news sites. This is the closest I came up with.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:03:52pm

Speaking of antisemitism, EU Times has previously published articles by David Duke. For example (link goes to archived version, because it’s now deleted):

Porn Used By Zionists To Destroy Christian Morals | EUTimes.net

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:05:14pm

It’s an interesting example of how neo-Nazis are now trying to erase their history of antisemitism and rebrand themselves as “anti-jihad.” Same old bigotry and hatred, just a new target.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:05:52pm

good grief

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:06:26pm

Still trying to get Pumpkin Pinochet to block me.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:06:45pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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Delusion runs in the family I see.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:08:27pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

It’s an interesting example of how neo-Nazis are now trying to erase their history of antisemitism and rebrand themselves as “anti-jihad.” Same old bigotry and hatred, just a new target.

That was pretty much what my college term paper unofficially was about. It was about pogroms in Russia but the way Jews were viewed by the a Russian right isn’t much different from how American rightists view Muslims.

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:08:28pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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Wow, how appropriate that the lighting in that pic makes him look like Two-Face.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:09:12pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

Wow, how appropriate that the lighting in that pic makes him look like Two-Face.

Harvey Dent at least was accomplished once.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:09:17pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

Delusion runs in the family I see.

I notice Eric has adopted the currently fashionable alt-right hairstyle…

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scottslemmons  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:09:27pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:12:48pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

I notice Eric has adopted the currently fashionable alt-right hairstyle…

“Make me look like a scumbag Nazi!”

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:13:13pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

@RawStory
Eric Trump says DNC chair is a ‘nut job’: My father ‘accomplished more than any president in history’ ow.ly
1:14 PM - 25 Jun 2017
42 42 Retweets 49 49 likes

Well since the Trumps probably never voted before dear old dad ran, I’m thinking Eric’s history of presidents is exactly one person.

All grease ball Junior Trump Male Number 2 knows is he can say crazy shit on Fox and they love it. It gives more face time and familiarity to carry on the Trump Grifting Incorporated family business.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:14:36pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:15:09pm

re: #18 ObserverArt

Well since the Trumps probably never voted before dear old dad ran, I’m thinking Eric’s history of presidents is exactly one person.

All grease ball Junior Trump Male Number 2 knows is he can say crazy shit on Fox and they love it. It gives more face time and familiarity to carry on the Trump Grifting Incorporated family business.

Qusay knows that his father’s presidency is why he’s now getting all this free press coverage that is no doubt helping him sell the business to investors. So like any loyal son of a dictator, he’s going to present his election as the Second Coming and shit all over the legacy of all his predecessors.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:16:34pm

Well then…..

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:17:25pm

Guys I don’t remember HW Bush but did George and the brothers go on TV as much as Dumb and Dumber to complain about their father’s critics. Eric and Don Jr are such babies and prone to the same hyperbolic bs as their Dumb Dad.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:19:20pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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More wives
More lies
More investigations
Quickest collapse of support

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:20:50pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Guys I don’t remember HW Bush but did George and the brothers go on TV as much as Dumb and Dumber to complain about their father’s critics. Eric and Don Jr are such babies and prone to the same hyperbolic bs as their Dumb Dad.

No. HW’s kids kept a low profile.

Probably at his insistence; most of his best achievements were only achieved because he worked quietly behind the scenes (that CIA background taught him a few things). When the USSR fell, Germany reunified, and a dozen new democracies came into being, he knew that if he made a big public brag about how skillfully he maneuvered to create that outcome it would undo all of it.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:23:03pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Guys I don’t remember HW Bush but did George and the brothers go on TV as much as Dumb and Dumber to complain about their father’s critics. Eric and Don Jr are such babies and prone to the same hyperbolic bs as their Dumb Dad.

No. There has been press coverage of President’s kids since I’ve followed presidents starting with Kennedy since that is the first president I became aware of. Mostly the coverage was about other stuff around the family like interests, etc. But no president’s family members get to spew shit like the Trumps.

And guess who allows it. Fox! Big surprise there.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:23:11pm

re: #24 sagehen

No. HW’s kids kept a low profile.

Probably at his insistence; most of his best achievements were only achieved because he worked quietly behind the scenes (that CIA background taught him a few things). When the USSR fell, Germany reunified, and a dozen new democracies came into being, he knew that if he made a big public brag about how skillfully he maneuvered to create that outcome it would undo all of it.

Thought so. It’s just pathetic how we have to see these two idiotic brats all the time.

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:24:07pm

Overseeing the earliest years of the Republic, setting many of the precedents that would carry forward into modern day? Bah.

Constructing such wonders as a trans-continental railroad, the Hoover Dam, or Rural Electrification? Sad.

Winning various wars, whether they be a civil war to reunite the nation or world wars? Weak.

The passage of laws and amendments that set in stone rights and freedoms for future generations? Who cares?

But being a rich old white guy who gets elected by carrying razor-thin margins in a handful of states, losing the popular vote, having your approval ratings collapse in less than six months, lose court cases again and again, have no legislative victories worth talking about, and find yourself embroiled in a scandal before you even take office? WINNER!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:25:00pm

re: #25 ObserverArt

No. There has been press coverage of President’s kids since I’ve followed presidents starting with Kennedy since that is the first president I became aware of. Mostly the coverage was about other stuff around the family like interests, etc. But no president’s family members get to spew shit like the Trumps.

And guess who allows it. Fox! Big surprise there.

Yeah I mean I remember Jenna getting attention since she was helping kids with AIDS. I didn’t like her Dad but her and her sister do appear to have had good parents. Don Jr and Eric are chips off the old block in the worst way.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:25:24pm
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BeachDem  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:27:04pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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When did Eric get his Richard Spencer haircut?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:30:02pm

re: #30 BeachDem

When did Eric get his Richard Spencer haircut?

Is Ivanka next?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:30:45pm

re: #31 Joe Bacon 🌹

Is Ivanka next?

I think she’s going for the Ann Coulter look.

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:34:26pm

Apparently Lumpy’s trial balloon yesterday was actually the start of Fox’s newest talking point:

Note to Brit: “It’s bad, but not illegal” didn’t fly during Watergate, it didn’t fly during Iran-Contra, and it won’t fly here.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:37:50pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

Apparently Lumpy’s trial balloon yesterday was actually the start of Fox’s newest talking point:

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Note to Brit: “It’s bad, but not illegal” didn’t fly during Watergate, it didn’t fly during Iran-Contra, and it won’t fly here.

And they know that they’re going to go to hell for making that argument, but they don’t care anymore. They’ll say anything to please their masters.

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BigPapa  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:38:26pm

Collusion is not a crime.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:38:53pm

re: #34 stpaulbear

And they know that they’re going to go to hell for making that argument, but they don’t care anymore. They’ll say anything to please their masters.

Journalism takes a back seat to politics.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:38:55pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

Apparently Lumpy’s trial balloon yesterday was actually the start of Fox’s newest talking point:

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Note to Brit: “It’s bad, but not illegal” didn’t fly during Watergate, it didn’t fly during Iran-Contra, and it won’t fly here.

That image of Brit makes it look like his bullshit isn’t setting too well.

Hard to swallow all that crap and keep it down isn’t it Brit.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:39:08pm

And they know their audience will believe anything that’s anti-liberal.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:41:37pm
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BigPapa  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:43:17pm

3.7 days: the time it will take for collusion to be less of a crime than private email servers.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:44:32pm

re: #40 BigPapa

3.7 days: the time it will take for collusion to be less of a crime than private email servers.

I thought it already was.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:45:24pm

I see Pence officiated Mnuchin’s third wedding last night.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:46:24pm

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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:47:22pm

And (of course) Trump is now out there trying to abuse the word “collude” by suggesting that potential collusion with a foreign nation to shift a presidential election is less of an issue than potential collusion between the leading party candidate and the party leadership.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:48:48pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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I. Can’t. Fucking. Stand. This. Family.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:51:19pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

Apparently Lumpy’s trial balloon yesterday was actually the start of Fox’s newest talking point:

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Note to Brit: “It’s bad, but not illegal” didn’t fly during Watergate, it didn’t fly during Iran-Contra, and it won’t fly here.

But Bill Clinton meeting with Loretta Lynch is the biggest crime ever!

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BeachDem  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:56:49pm

re: #42 Ace Rothstein

I see Pence officiated Mnuchin’s third wedding last night.

Yeah==I was just getting ready to post:

A dominionist, a twice-divorced Jew and a once-divorced “actress/model/author” walk into a room where the NATO treaty was signed…

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 25, 2017 • 12:58:21pm

re: #47 BeachDem

Yeah==I was just getting ready to post:

A dominionist, a twice-divorced Jew and a once-divorced “actress/model/author” walk into a room where the NATO treaty was signed…

And the bartender says “Y’all just get the fuck outta here!”

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:03:21pm

I’ve been deciding whether or not to treat myself to a really superb turntable this birthday. I’ve been assembling a wish list at Needle Doctor and my dream choice is coming in at $1800 w/ tax. There are very few grown-up toys that I even want all that much so I’m close to (but not totally) feeling justified for this indulgence, but I haven’t hit ‘checkout’ yet. It’s a shitload of money.

I’ve already decided I’m going to hang onto most of my LP collection until I drop dead.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:07:17pm

While this might be his 26th book — and the vast amount of his fiction, poetry, and filmmaking has been influenced, in ways overt and subtle, by his own life — it’s his first true memoir. And it’s about his mother, Lillian, a strong and fearsome woman he describes as “the lifeguard on the shores of Lake Fucked.”

I think I need to read this author —LOL

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:10:07pm

SpaceX launch in T-15 Minutes

Iridium-2 Launch Webcast

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:11:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:11:51pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

go ahead and hit “check out”.
Sometimes we just have to do something that is just for ourselves.
Also, the sooner you buy it, the longer you’ll enjoy it.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:13:07pm
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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:13:31pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I’ve been deciding whether or not to treat myself to a really superb turntable this birthday. I’ve been assembling a wish list at Needle Doctor and my dream choice is coming in at $1800 w/ tax. There are very few grown-up toys that I even want all that much so I’m close to (but not totally) feeling justified for this indulgence, but I haven’t hit ‘checkout’ yet. It’s a shitload of money.

I’ve already decided I’m going to hang onto most of my LP collection until I drop dead.

Forgive my ignorance, but what makes it worth that much?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:14:11pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

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The comb marks make me cringe —“I wanna say, either wash or brush your hair.”

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:20:36pm

Australian Senator Passes Motion While Breastfeeding And People Love It

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:22:09pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

This is fake news from a site called EU Times, which is basically a neo-Nazi site. If something like this had actually happened the way it’s being reported, it would be at the BBC and other mainstream news outlets, but there’s absolutely nothing about it.

Be careful about reports like this - they’re being spread by bad people with an anti-Muslim agenda.

Strange, came from a trusted source on my FB. My real-life Baba.

must let her know.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:24:02pm

re: #58 Birth Control Works

Strange, came from a trusted source on my FB. My real-life Baba.

must let her know.

So, I go to her fb page and there is a discussion about this. Someome offered this link. from the Mirror???

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gocart mozart  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:24:12pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

The went on TV not at all. Most Americans didn’t even know what they looked like until they ran for governor

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William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:26:08pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I’ve been deciding whether or not to treat myself to a really superb turntable this birthday. I’ve been assembling a wish list at Needle Doctor and my dream choice is coming in at $1800 w/ tax. There are very few grown-up toys that I even want all that much so I’m close to (but not totally) feeling justified for this indulgence, but I haven’t hit ‘checkout’ yet. It’s a shitload of money.

I’ve already decided I’m going to hang onto most of my LP collection until I drop dead.

Do it & enjoy it like I do my guitars & amp.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:29:32pm
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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:30:10pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I’ve been deciding whether or not to treat myself to a really superb turntable this birthday. I’ve been assembling a wish list at Needle Doctor and my dream choice is coming in at $1800 w/ tax. There are very few grown-up toys that I even want all that much so I’m close to (but not totally) feeling justified for this indulgence, but I haven’t hit ‘checkout’ yet. It’s a shitload of money.

I’ve already decided I’m going to hang onto most of my LP collection until I drop dead.

Just stopped by to lurk and if you want a completely honest opinion from a man who has spent thousands on musical amps and instruments and effects, and sold thousands of same…..If you buy top quality you will never lose money like you would on lesser quality if you need to sell it. Top quality keeps it’s value. Now with that being said, you have a vinyl collection that you will keep. What are you saving them for except to enjoy? Give them the ability. And the final kicker….If you go solely on saving a buck and not buying what you wanted to?…..You will hear that in every play. “I cudda had a V8!” Just my humble opinion. If you do not buy overpriced, it will maintain it’s value. (like your vinyl). Don’t overpay. The rest will sort itself out. JMHO.
Now…what speakers and tubes and needle are we talking about…..(//)

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covfefe  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:31:21pm
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Timothy Watson  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:32:35pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

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Obama using Dijon mustard was way worse!1!!!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:33:13pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I’ve been deciding whether or not to treat myself to a really superb turntable this birthday. I’ve been assembling a wish list at Needle Doctor and my dream choice is coming in at $1800 w/ tax. There are very few grown-up toys that I even want all that much so I’m close to (but not totally) feeling justified for this indulgence, but I haven’t hit ‘checkout’ yet. It’s a shitload of money.

I’ve already decided I’m going to hang onto most of my LP collection until I drop dead.

Doooo eeeeeeet

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:33:21pm

re: #39 Ace Rothstein

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William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:34:44pm

re: #63 nines09

Now…what speakers and tubes and needle are we talking about…..(//)

LOL! I swear you audio nuts are the only ones crazier for tubes than us guitar players.

FWIW, I prefer JJ tubes. Won’t last as long as NOS GE tubes but 1) are MUCH cheaper & 2) sound closer than any other brand to my Army damaged ears.

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Ming5000  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:35:37pm

re: #66 Stanley Sea

Doooo eeeeeeet

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:35:41pm

I haven’t built a guitar for over a year and I’m starting to get the itch again. So I’m looking around at different finishing techniques and this one has really got my interest.

A luthier named Clint Walker has built a bunch of guitars using a Japanese technique called ‘Shou Sugi Ban,’ where you actually char the wood and then sand off the charred bits, leaving the more solid parts of the wood grain the ‘burnt’ tone while bringing the natural shade of the wood everywhere else. This technique also removes some of the softer wood while leaving the hard grain, creating a ‘raised’ look that’s quite like aged barn wood.

I’m looking around for a cheap guitar body that I can try it on, because once the guitar is charred, cleaned, painted and then sanded again (exposing the charred solid grain through the paint), it looks totally badass.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:38:53pm

re: #68 William Lewis

LOL! I swear you audio nuts are the only ones crazier for tubes than us guitar players.

FWIW, I prefer JJ tubes. Won’t last as long as NOS GE tubes but 1) are MUCH cheaper & 2) sound closer than any other brand to my Army damaged ears.

I like JJs, and I also like the Sovtek tubes (guess where they come from). Except they’ve started to get more pricey lately, so I might go looking for a new favorite.

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:39:51pm

re: #70 makeitstop

That is so cool!! I would love to hear the tone from a guitar you produced with that method.

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Jack Burton  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:41:04pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

It’s an interesting example of how neo-Nazis are now trying to erase their history of antisemitism and rebrand themselves as “anti-jihad.” Same old bigotry and hatred, just a new target.

This reminds me of one of the later Sopranos episodes when Tony is in the hospital and Hesh and a woman friend of his are there:

(can’t remember the quote exactly, but close enough)

Woman: You can disagree with the evangelicals but they’re great friends of the Jews and Israel.

Hesh: Just wait.

In other words, they have found other enemies to occupy them in the mean time (Muslims, Liberals, Brown People), eventually they will come back to you.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:41:16pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:42:26pm

Yeah

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:43:31pm

re: #72 plansbandc

That is so cool!! I would love to hear the tone from a guitar you produced with that method.

Walker’s got some video clips on the link I included above, and a couple of them have bodies finished like that. He tends to go in for more oddball pickups like Danelectro ‘lipstick’ pickps and Gretsch pickups, so they tend to be a little darker than your average Fender, tone-wise.

He’s a pretty good player to boot.

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ericblair  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:44:23pm

re: #67 Belafon

Fox commentator: Even if Trump colluded with Russia it’s not a crime — just ‘highly inappropriate’ ow.ly

So, we’ve gotten to the “I don’t have a dog, oh OK I do, but it doesn’t bite anyway” part of the crappy legal defense. That was fast. Trump may save us by being the absolute worst criminal defendant in history.

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scottslemmons  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:45:44pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

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That’s the face and posture of that guy in the bar who keeps slapping girls on the ass and telling their boyfriends “What ya gonna do about it, wimp?” because he’s friends with the bouncer.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:47:13pm

re: #64 covfefe

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“Nutjob.” Where have I heard that before?

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piratedan  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:47:14pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

the simple answer to this is as follows….

Would they have called it crime if Obama had done it?

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:47:16pm

re: #77 ericblair

So, we’ve gotten to the “I don’t have a dog, oh OK I do, but it doesn’t bite anyway” part of the crappy legal defense. That was fast. Trump may save us by being the absolute worst criminal defendant in history.

If Trump testifies, he’ll sit on the chair denying that he took a bribe, leave and brag to the camera that he totally got away with it, tweet that he took a bribe, and ask why the prosecutor allowed Trump to lie if he knew about the bribe, all in about 8 hours.

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:47:43pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

OMG. I would have had a massive panic attack.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:48:26pm

re: #55 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Forgive my ignorance, but what makes it worth that much?

Better engineering and materials that improve how well the turntable/cartridge can accurately read the record. Same as a camera or bicycle. I’m not sure I want to make judgments about how much you need to spend; $400 gets you a pretty nice turntable (I’ve been using one at this level for 16 years), $900 would have gotten me 80% of what I really wanted, and the $1700 (b4 tax) gets me 110% of what I want. If you look at the stuff on the Needle Doctor website, what I’m looking at is on the ‘budget’ end of what they sell…but it is still a lot of money.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:48:42pm

re: #67 Belafon

Fox commentator: Even if Trump colluded with Russia it’s not a crime — just ‘highly inappropriate’

If only they’d known!

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:50:03pm

re: #84 Pineapple Pizzagate

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If only they’d known!

Bun E. Carlos engaged in espionage?

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Stanley Sea  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:52:24pm

re: #85 Barefoot Grin

Bad taste, but I lol’d.

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Jack Burton  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:52:32pm

re: #67 Belafon

Fox commentator: Even if Trump colluded with Russia it’s not a crime — just ‘highly inappropriate’

News to this guy:

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:54:05pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

Harvey Dent at least was accomplished once.

Actually, Harvey Dent was accomplished in both of his careers.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:55:05pm

re: #85 Barefoot Grin

Bun E. Carlos engaged in espionage?

Can’t be Bun - no cigarette.

(I know, he quit. But that would spoil the joke.)

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:58:21pm

re: #63 nines09

Now…what speakers and tubes and needle are we talking about…..(//)

The new turntable would be the strongest link in the chain. I’ve had my eye on this integrated amp, but one thing at a time…

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Stanley Sea  Jun 25, 2017 • 1:59:12pm

I have proudly achieved watching 12 episodes of Poldark.

Had to find the 2 from this season on youtube.

Yay me, best time suck ever.

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:00:13pm

re: #85 Barefoot Grin

I’ve gotten two references today!!! Whee!!

Oh and, I see what you did there. :D

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Decatur Deb  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:01:36pm

re: #50 Birth Control Works

While this might be his 26th book — and the vast amount of his fiction, poetry, and filmmaking has been influenced, in ways overt and subtle, by his own life — it’s his first true memoir. And it’s about his mother, Lillian, a strong and fearsome woman he describes as “the lifeguard on the shores of Lake Fucked.”

I think I need to read this author —LOL

From the article, writing of his white female readership:
“They have that perfect combination of privilege — because of their whiteness — and oppression, because they’re women.”

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:07:41pm

Remember this, it’s still going around —with different variations.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:08:00pm

re: #74 Birth Control Works

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Got a story on the image. The link below gives an error. I think it has something to do with your personal account.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:11:50pm

re: #94 Birth Control Works

Remember this, it’s still going around —with different variations.

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I still like this one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:12:04pm

just had a second helping of the tortellini salad I made earlier today (somewhat blurry photo at #225 “downstairs).

The flavor just got much much better as time went on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:12:49pm

re: #93 Decatur Deb

From the article, writing of his white female readership:
“They have that perfect combination of privilege — because of their whiteness — and oppression, because they’re women.”

hey! I resemble that…

oh, that was the point.

the writer is correct.

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Teukka  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:13:28pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

Yeah

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Compressor stall?

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:15:06pm

re: #85 Barefoot Grin

Bun E. Carlos engaged in espionage?

Bun E. Carlos mentions are automatic updings don’t cha know.

I’m a drummer, and I got to see the ‘Tricksters on their first big American tour. Been a fan since. They kicked major ass and everyone in the club that night knew it. And Bun laid it down.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:15:48pm

re: #35 BigPapa

Collusion is not a crime.

However conspiracy and soliciting a party to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act absolutely are crimes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:17:17pm

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is reportedly testing new safety procedures that require airline passengers to remove books from their carry-on bags when going through security lines, raising privacy concerns.

The Week reported that the TSA began testing the new security requirement for books and other paper products at airports in Missouri and California earlier this month. The new screening process requires passengers to remove all reading material and food from their carry-ons and place them in a bin.

Travelers already have to remove laptops from carry-on bags and place them in a separate bin. The new policy would let TSA employees flip through books to see if anything is hidden in their pages.

my bold.

good fucking grief…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:18:48pm
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Pineapple Pizzagate  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:19:34pm

re: #84 Pineapple Pizzagate

Oh, and by the way, the man who prosecuted the Rosenbergs, Roy Cohn, was also Trump’s lawyer.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:19:47pm

re: #100 ObserverArt

Bun E. Carlos mentions are automatic updings don’t cha know.

I’m a drummer, and I got to see the ‘Tricksters on their first big American tour. Been a fan since. They kicked major ass and everyone in the club that night knew it. And Bun laid it down.

It still makes me a little sad that Bun isn’t with the band any more (due to a combination of back troubles and a run-in he had with Zander). Neilsen’s son Daxx does a good job, but Bun had that swing…

The weird thing is he’s not in the band but he’s still part of the corporation, so he gets included in band decisions.

But it made me happy that he got to take part in their HOF induction.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:20:26pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:20:29pm

re: #59 Birth Control Works

So, I go to her fb page and there is a discussion about this. Someome offered this link. from the Mirror???

It’s pretty clear something happened. Reports make it sound like it was a block party/rave featuring a large crowd of young men. Someone got stabbed, police were called, and as so frequently happens when young men are drunk and being stupid, there was some confrontation with the police before the situation was resolved and folks were dispersed.

What I don’t see is evidence to support the crowds of Muslims attacking Jewish people in London willy-nilly, which is the spin the first link you posted offered. (BTW, the whole “strict interpretation of the American Constitution” tagline should have rung ALL SORTS of warning bells that there’s an agenda going on there.) Indeed, this is enough of a non-issue that it takes some serious searching to find anything from a quasi-neutral/non-tabloid site, which tells me that this is something being used for an ideological crusade more than anything else. (Russia Times being one of the other main hits should tell you something too.)

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:20:33pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:23:36pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

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my bold.

good fucking grief…

They’re still pushing the ban on laptops for international flights too, which …dude, I’m how much more likely to die because of a fire in the cargo hold thanks to a lithium battery? Fuck no.

(And we fly internationally within a week too. Fuck.)

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:26:26pm

bbl

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:29:19pm

re: #105 makeitstop

It still makes me a little sad that Bun isn’t with the band any more (due to a combination of back troubles and a run-in he had with Zander). Neilsen’s son Daxx does a good job, but Bun had that swing…

The weird thing is he’s not in the band but he’s still part of the corporation, so he gets included in band decisions.

But it made me happy that he got to take part in their HOF induction.

Bun had the John Bonham Big Hit Bombast going at the same time he had The Swing. It gave them the pop in pop band but still powerful metal at the same time.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:30:38pm

re: #100 ObserverArt

Bun E. Carlos mentions are automatic updings don’t cha know.

I’m a drummer, and I got to see the ‘Tricksters on their first big American tour. Been a fan since. They kicked major ass and everyone in the club that night knew it. And Bun laid it down.

I’m a drummer too, and I had the (mis)fortune of looking a lot like Bun E. Carlos. I used to hear it all the time, most notably when Chris Mars and Bob Stinson ran up on stage after our set one night to tell me “You look just like the drummer from Cheap Trick!!” I finally grew a beard, so now I still look like Bun E Carlos.

I’m on this T-shirt just a little to the right. The guys from Husker Du are to the left. The T-shirt image is from the MN Historical Society’s ‘MN Music’ collection (and I have one too).

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Decatur Deb  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:31:17pm

re: #108 Birth Control Works

Republicans in Missouri want to be able to keep women who use birth control from working dailykos.com

You can see that as a Republican attack on women—giving the boss a say over their employees’ reproductive decisions.

I can see it as a tiny restoration of a Republican core value—giving the bosses power over every one of their employees’ every decision. Where you stands depends on where you sits.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:31:54pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:34:15pm

re: #112 stpaulbear

I’m a drummer too, and I had the (mis)fortune of looking a lot like Bun E. Carlos. I used to hear it all the time, most notably when Chris Mars and Bob Stinson ran up on stage after our set one night to tell me “You look just like the drummer from Cheap Trick!!” I finally grew a beard, so now I still look like Bun E Carlos.

I’m on this T-shirt just a little to the right. The guys from Husker Du are to the left. The T-shirt image is from the MN Historical Society’s ‘MN Music’ collection (and I have one too).

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Cool. Do you still play?

I know one thing, I’d love to get some of the LGF folks together for a jam.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:34:34pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:34:38pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Of course, wingnuts don’t consider it “bothersome” that Trump is buddies with a guy who lied to federal investigators about being on several foreign payrolls.

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lawhawk  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:34:47pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

It’s an interesting example of how neo-Nazis are now trying to erase their history of antisemitism and rebrand themselves as “anti-jihad.” Same old bigotry and hatred, just a new target.

Same old bigotry and hatred with an additional target. Anti-Semitism is still strong with the fuckers; they just have a new way to express it and get people to fall for their nonsense without realizing that they’re buying into the white supremacist/neo-Nazi movement.

We’ve seen it with the Trump pandering to white supremacists here, and the mainstreaming of their positions by Trump and the GOP. Islamophobia is strong with them; along with nativism and xenophobia. That’s a common theme - “we’d be stronger if “they” weren’t here. But when you push them on the they, it quickly expands to any non-white Christian.

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lawhawk  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:37:49pm

re: #35 BigPapa

Collusion is not a crime.

The fact that they’re throwing this out there, the chatter in the Beltway is that Trump’s cabal of cronies is on the hook for so much more than that. And there’s evidence to back it up.

That’s how these things work.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:37:49pm
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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:39:37pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

Cool. Do you still play?

I know one thing, I’d love to get some of the LGF folks together for a jam.

Still have my drums but haven’t played for over 20 years. Severe tinnitus. Part genetic and part too many loud nights.

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lawhawk  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:40:04pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:42:29pm

re: #113 Decatur Deb

You can see that as a Republican attack on women—giving the boss a say over their employees’ reproductive decisions.

I can see it as a tiny restoration of a Republican core value—giving the bosses power over every one of their employees’ every decision. Where you stands depends on where you sits.

Feudal Lord wannabes

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:44:48pm

re: #121 stpaulbear

Still have my drums but haven’t played for over 20 years. Severe tinnitus. Part genetic and part too many loud nights.

Bummer. I use my drums more for therapy these days and writing/recording some songs with a buddy. No bands anymore. Just home-based fun.

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sagehen  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:45:56pm

re: #81 Belafon

If Trump testifies, he’ll sit on the chair denying that he took a bribe, leave and brag to the camera that he totally got away with it, tweet that he took a bribe, and ask why the prosecutor allowed Trump to lie if he knew about the bribe, all in about 8 hours.

Back when he used to own the Penn Yards site in NYC, he did three rounds of negotiations re property tax assessment. After getting the valuation he wanted, he put a chapter in Art of the Deal bragging about it was worth 3x that much, ha ha ha he beat them. The City took him to court; the only evidence they introduced was that quote from his own book, and the tax bill was revised upward. He really is that stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:50:18pm

re: #121 stpaulbear

Still have my drums but haven’t played for over 20 years. Severe tinnitus. Part genetic and part too many loud nights.

That is a most excellent reason to support spending the high dollars on the best turntable within your financial reach.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:50:31pm

re: #105 makeitstop

It still makes me a little sad that Bun isn’t with the band any more (due to a combination of back troubles and a run-in he had with Zander). Neilsen’s son Daxx does a good job, but Bun had that swing…

The weird thing is he’s not in the band but he’s still part of the corporation, so he gets included in band decisions.

But it made me happy that he got to take part in their HOF induction.

The drummer for my old band used to play in one of the iterations of Badfinger when they warmed up for Cheap Trick a few years ago. It was a NY Eve gig, so they all hung out together in a room in the conference center hotel. He said that the Cheap Trick guys were all really sweet. Not sure if Bun was still with them then. Too bad about recriminations. Hope they’re past it.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:51:27pm

re: #125 sagehen

Back when he used to own the Penn Yards site in NYC, he did three rounds of negotiations re property tax assessment. After getting the valuation he wanted, he put a chapter in Art of the Deal bragging about it was worth 3x that much, ha ha ha he beat them. The City took him to court; the only evidence they introduced was that quote from his own book, and the tax bill was revised upward. He really is that stupid.

If there were not so many non-disclosure contracts, bullying lawsuits and payoffs I bet there could be many books written about Trump being an arrogant ass who did all kinds of stupid shit.

I bet behind the scenes in Trump World the last forty years has been very strange.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 2:59:36pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:01:24pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

[We are the sons of war. We have come to hunt you down.]

‘Soon as we get this delicious whipped cream off of our toesies.’

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:03:04pm

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is a most excellent reason to support spending the high dollars on the best turntable within your financial reach.

I can’t tell if that was missing the sarc tags or not. Not mad, just a little embarassed that I want to spend so much on the best sound when my hearing is somewhat fucked up.

(edit) Clean sound still sounds a lot better than less clean sound. That may have been your point…

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:08:45pm

re: #90 stpaulbear

The new turntable would be the strongest link in the chain. I’ve had my eye on this integrated amp, but one thing at a time…

And the speakers…have to take that wall out over there. If I open the window and sit on my neighbor’s porch at 7PM with 53% humidity with my head slightly turned and 4 oz of my favorite spirits in me… call the family across the street….I need to hear it from there. Can I get on your roof?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:15:19pm

re: #131 stpaulbear

I can’t tell if that was missing the sarc tags or not. Not mad, just a little embarassed that I want to spend so much on the best sound when my hearing is somewhat fucked up.

(edit) Clean sound still sounds a lot better than less clean sound. That may have been your point…

actually, I was not being sarcastic in the least.
MrBWS also suffers from severe tinnitus and he is a musician, so I totally understand the reasoning.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:15:32pm

re: #132 nines09

I’m making fun of myself, because in the guitar world it’s called GAS. Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. If only, if I had, and…BUT in your case, buy smart and buy quality. I myself NEVER lost on buying quality as long as I never overpaid.
You know what you want to hear. I’ve been chasing that for about 55 years. Have fun with it.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:17:30pm

re: #134 nines09

Oh and I have tinnitus also. I hear birds, cicadas, crickets and the occasional hearing test.
But playing live and loud? No problem.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:21:32pm

re: #127 Barefoot Grin

The drummer for my old band used to play in one of the iterations of Badfinger when they warmed up for Cheap Trick a few years ago. It was a NY Eve gig, so they all hung out together in a room in the conference center hotel. He said that the Cheap Trick guys were all really sweet. Not sure if Bun was still with them then. Too bad about recriminations. Hope they’re past it.

I’ve met them a few times (because I’m a total fanboy and my wife loves them), and they’ve come to really appreciate their fans. They always go out of their way to sign stuff, pose for pics and talk to the fans. Neilsen is every bit the gear nerd you’d expect, and he’s always really excited to talk about his guitars and stage gear.

Way back when Dream Police came out, I took a girlfriend to see them at New Haven Coliseum, and an agent friend hooked us up with stage passes and all. We met them after the show, and Neilsen was hitting on my GF like there was no tomorrow.

I couldn’t even get mad, because it was Rick Neilsen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:22:28pm

Just now chatting with MrBWS via Skype and sharing the turntable/tinnitus discussion.
He is adamant that the new house will have a great sound system, after I pointed out that our current system is so old that the turntable unit also has an 8-track tape deck slot included.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:24:21pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just now chatting with MrBWS via Skype and sharing the turntable/tinnitus discussion.
He is adamant that the new house will have a great sound system, after I pointed out that our current system is so old that the turntable unit also has an 8-track tape deck slot included.

Now ask him; Analog or digital?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:29:54pm

re: #138 nines09

Now ask him; Analog or digital?

It’s gonna have to be both because I have a pretty large vinyl collection and he has digital.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:36:14pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:36:14pm

re: #134 nines09

I’m making fun of myself, because in the guitar world it’s called GAS. Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. If only, if I had, and…BUT in your case, buy smart and buy quality. I myself NEVER lost on buying quality as long as I never overpaid.
You know what you want to hear. I’ve been chasing that for about 55 years. Have fun with it.

GAS seems to run a bit stronger in lead players. Rhythm players tend to hold on to their old friends.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:37:49pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

Playback. Solid state? Tubes? I jest.
Sonos? Tube Amp
Solid Sate. (Transistor)

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:43:53pm

re: #138 nines09

Now ask him; Analog or digital?

I vote for both. I have as many CDs as I do LPs. A good Marantz CD player was my last major purchase.

I’ve got a cloud library on Amazon because of free downloads of CD purchases, but it’s only for background listening. I’m not set up for quality sound from files.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:43:57pm

re: #142 nines09

Playback. Solid state? Tubes? I jest.
Sonos? Tube Amp
Solid Sate. (Transistor)

tubes will never go out of style.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:45:31pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

Some folks say that tubes have better sound than transistors or digital.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:46:28pm

re: #141 ObserverArt

I am a rhythm player first. Still got my 66 Pro Reverb. But you have to be able to bring up flavors. I play that amp on 3 with my pedal selection. The amp has 1 ceramic and 1 alnico. My secret blend. Cuts through anything. I can kill the first row if so desired.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:46:45pm

re: #145 PhillyPretzel

Some folks say that tubes have better sound than transistors or digital.

BOOM.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:46:55pm

re: #141 ObserverArt

GAS seems to run a bit stronger in lead players.

Guilty, your honor.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:54:53pm

re: #148 makeitstop

Guilty, your honor.

I understand. Been around a lot of guitar players and almost every lead player I’ve known was always buying, swapping, selling and desiring other stuff.

What was sad, some of them made some absolutely horrible deals in retrospect. They just didn’t know or care what they had when the next gotta-have came along.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 3:55:37pm

re: #143 stpaulbear

What I mean is the amp. You either take your media via needle, head, or file. From that point, it is what “warms” plays, transfers that to your speakers. Solid state is a straight signal in guitar amps. Tubes have “sag” and a natural compression SS will not give you. It really is all in your head. Think of it this way; Some people put 20K sound systems in their ride……and play MP3’s……Think about that.
The difference in a tube guitar amp and a tube guitar amp? At stage volumes, if you turn down a driven tube amp, it “cleans” up. Becomes less overdriven, compressed. A solid state amp, when turned down will only become “smaller”. Less loud, no change in dynamics. This is only my observation. Your milage may vary. batteries not included.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:03:03pm

Gotta go..

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:04:32pm

re: #49 stpaulbear

I’ve been deciding whether or not to treat myself to a really superb turntable this birthday. I’ve been assembling a wish list at Needle Doctor and my dream choice is coming in at $1800 w/ tax. There are very few grown-up toys that I even want all that much so I’m close to (but not totally) feeling justified for this indulgence, but I haven’t hit ‘checkout’ yet. It’s a shitload of money.

I’ve already decided I’m going to hang onto most of my LP collection until I drop dead.

DO

IT

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:04:37pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:08:02pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

He sure does owe us an explanation. I’m waiting Mr Toomey…

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jeffreyw  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:09:02pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So, Senator Toomey, are you repeating someone else’s lies or are you coming up with those on your own?

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plansbandc  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:12:17pm

re: #136 makeitstop

LOVE Cheap Trick. And no way you could be mad. <3

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:13:12pm

re: #149 ObserverArt

I understand. Been around a lot of guitar players and almost every lead player I’ve known was always buying, swapping, selling and desiring other stuff.

What was sad, some of them made some absolutely horrible deals in retrospect. They just didn’t know or care what they had when the next gotta-have came along.

I’ve gotten a lot better at that. I used to have a large number of cheap guitars, and I spent the better part of two years selling them off for whatever the market would bear and after I’d get 4 or 5 of them sold, I’d buy one higher-quality guitar.

I have a lot fewer guitars now, but my collection overall is much better quality than what I used to have. And I achieved one goal in particular - besides the guitars I build myself and a couple of newer favorites, I’d say about 80% of my guitars are products of the 20th Century.

My amps range from old Marshalls and Fenders to newer modeling amps and Frankenstein rigs that are lightweight and powerful. Different tools for different jobs.

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ObserverArt  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:16:43pm

re: #150 nines09

What I mean is the amp. You either take your media via needle, head, or file. From that point, it is what “warms” plays, transfers that to your speakers. Solid state is a straight signal in guitar amps. Tubes have “sag” and a natural compression SS will not give you. It really is all in your head. Think of it this way; Some people put 20K sound systems in their ride……and play MP3’s……Think about that.
The difference in a tube guitar amp and a tube guitar amp? At stage volumes, if you turn down a driven tube amp, it “cleans” up. Becomes less overdriven, compressed. A solid state amp, when turned down will only become “smaller”. Less loud, no change in dynamics. This is only my observation. Your milage may vary. batteries not included.

I may be a heretic when it comes to audiophilia. I use recording monitor speakers and/or DJ-Speaker cabinets for most of my listening. I like monitors because they give me what is being fed to them. No color and everything in the signal.

I have some old Yamaha NS-10Ms that were rebuilt due to a friend blowing them up with too much amp. I use them with a Sherwood receiver for my main TV speakers. Damn good for the job. Scary sometimes with movies.

In my studio we have self-powered Seismic Audio 10” 400 watt PA/DJ two-way speakers. I have a switch box so I can run a CD player, mixer for studio mikes, mixer for recorded music and computer. That is in the main room. In the mixing room,/smaller studio I have Yamaha MSP5 near-field monitors. They and the main studio speakers are running together. Just turn one or the other on or both.

I like the self-powered cabinets because everything is matched up and balanced for the speakers. And a lot less cables. We have a snake between the two room, so I run the signal to the main room through that and have stereo cables from the snake to the speakers. Very clean. All volume controlled by the different sources, no amps, then speakers.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:17:50pm

re: #73 Jack Burton

This reminds me of one of the later Sopranos episodes when Tony is in the hospital and Hesh and a woman friend of his are there:

(can’t remember the quote exactly, but close enough)

In other words, they have found other enemies to occupy them in the mean time (Muslims, Liberals, Brown People), eventually they will come back to you.

Eli’s wife: “You can disagree with evangelicals, but they’re great friends of the Jews because Israel is the holy land.”

Hesh: “You wait.”

The Sopranos — Religious talk

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Mattand  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:20:21pm

Speaking of amps:

I’ve got a 30-year old Hughes and Kettner 30w combo amp that, I think, has a loose ground wire. About 85% sure.

Is it worth trying to have this thing fixed, or should I just scrap it? I’m thinking about maybe replacing it with this Monoprice 40w jobber, which is $70.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:20:34pm

re: #149 ObserverArt

I understand. Been around a lot of guitar players and almost every lead player I’ve known was always buying, swapping, selling and desiring other stuff.

What was sad, some of them made some absolutely horrible deals in retrospect. They just didn’t know or care what they had when the next gotta-have came along.

When I was in junior high school, I decided I wanted to be a bass player so I bought a used bass that turned out to be a sunburst Fender Jazz Bass. This is back in 68 or 69. It must have been cheap because I could afford it. I eventually realized I was never going to be a bass player so I sold it. It was the only guitar I’ve ever bought and I wish now I would have just shoved it in the closet. Sad!

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:24:02pm

re: #145 PhillyPretzel

Every Steel guitar player I know will only use tube amps…. It’s a tone thing.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:24:38pm

re: #160 Mattand

Tube or SS? Search it on ebay and elsewhere to see it’s value. Take it from there.

And may I say for anyone, if your amp has tubes? NEVER THROW IT AWAY. Even if it doesn’t work, someone will buy it.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:28:41pm

Wow… Over 2 miles. I wonder about the scope they used.

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:35:07pm

...

166
mmmirele  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:35:40pm

re: #164 Dave In Austin

Wow… Over 2 miles. I wonder about the scope they used.

[Embedded content]

This quote indicates the factors taken into consideration:

The distance, the strength of the wind and the curvature of the Earth were all factors the sniper had to take into consideration when firing.

independent.co.uk

Ironically, I first saw this news story in, of all things, a discussion of flat eartherism (probably on Facebook).

167
austin_blue  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:40:37pm

Re: Amp discussion-

In England, tubes are called valves, which is what they are- analog switches. Transistors are digital switches.

168
Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:44:04pm
169
William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:50:22pm

re: #141 ObserverArt

GAS seems to run a bit stronger in lead players. Rhythm players tend to hold on to their old friends.

Heh. I can see that. I got over 99% of my gas the day my Casino Coupe arrived and I’m pretty much a rhythm player.

170
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 25, 2017 • 4:55:59pm

Fox will say ANYTHING to kiss Trump’s ass!

171
Kragar  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:00:35pm
172
A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:05:15pm

A group of audiophiles talking, and no flame war?

I love this place…

173
Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:05:35pm

Why doesn’t anyone seem to notice that people like Scott Dworkin have been flat wrong about at least 50% of their BIG BREAKING STORIES?

I keep seeing people retweeting the hell out of Dworkin’s posts as if he’s a reliable source of info, and he’s simply the left wing equivalent of a Mike Cernovich - occasionally gets something right, but a WHOLE LOT of what he posts is either completely made up or amateurishly misinterpreted. He’s a scam artist, taking advantage of people’s hostility to Donald Trump for his own profit.

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freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:06:40pm

re: #173 Charles Johnson

There is no past, just the now.

The now mostly filled with cute animals.

This Facebook has taught me.

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lawhawk  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:07:15pm
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wheat-dogg  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:09:48pm

re: #174 freetoken

There is no past, just the now.

The now mostly filled with cute animals.

This Facebook has taught me.

It is known.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:13:22pm

re: #175 lawhawk

Daughter, 8, has been savings up to buy her first Guitar.
Found it for $35. She had 35 exact.
Then…sales tax

Republicans don’t teach their kids too well, then.

Also, Grover’s grammar sucks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:15:53pm

re: #172 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

A group of audiophiles talking, and no flame war?

I love this place…

That’s just how we roll here.

179
Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:18:06pm

re: #175 lawhawk

There’s win in that thread at the first reply. And the fact that there are 317 likes and 1.7K replies.

180
Mattand  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:22:30pm

re: #163 nines09

Tube or SS? Search it on ebay and elsewhere to see it’s value. Take it from there.

And may I say for anyone, if your amp has tubes? NEVER THROW IT AWAY. Even if it doesn’t work, someone will buy it.

Solid state. I always try to fix things, but it seems like it’d be pain in the ass to pull this thing apart.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:23:35pm

re: #179 Belafon

There’s win in that thread at the first reply. And the fact that there are 317 likes and 1.7K replies.

The no-tax/low-tax believers conveniently ignore all the tax-based infrastructure which enables them to go about their daily lives worry-free. Take all that away from them, and they’d be whining that government (and/or business) is not doing enough to make their lives more convenient and comfy.

These yokels need to spend some time in a developing country and see how fortunate they are to live in a tax-based environment with reliable transportation, electricity, food, water, communications, education, police and fire protection, and home and work safety inspections.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:24:04pm

yep, I can affirm that this is the South…

Facebook Post

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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:25:41pm

re: #180 Mattand

What makes you think it’s a ground issue?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:25:43pm

re: #177 wheat-dogg

Republicans don’t teach their kids too well, then.

Also, Grover’s grammar sucks.

Exactly. I am pretty sure I understood about having to add tax to purchases by the time I was 8.

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stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:26:15pm

re: #172 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

A group of audiophiles talking, and no flame war?

I love this place…

No one has brought up their favorite manufacturers.

I’ve been reading audiophile discussion sites for the last week while trying to decide what I should buy. They can get brutal - especially when they’re comparing cartridges.

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Kragar  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:27:07pm

re: #175 lawhawk

187
stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:30:10pm

re: #175 lawhawk

Daughter, 8, has been savings up to buy her first Guitar.
Found it for $35. She had 35 exact.
Then…sales tax

Which daddy refused to kick in for. Daughter needs to learn that it doesn’t just come to you. Daddy just assumes that he has earned everything that has come to him.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:30:54pm

re: #175 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Move to Delaware then, Grover. Seriously, using your 8 year old daughter to justify your pathetic approach on taxes is just sad. But go ahead keep on hanging out with people who think you’re a terorrist sympathizer simply because of your wife because you love tax cuts more than anythign else.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:31:06pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

The cross represents guilt, the bludgeon the church has used to compel belief since Paul took a stroll toward Damascus. “Jesus died for your sins, so where is your gratitude? Where is your obedience?”

Visit any born-again style church in the South and you will hear that refrain over and over again. Everyone is a sinner, everyone is guilty, everyone should feel bad about themselves, but accept Jesus and all that will be washed away … until Wednesday evening prayer service for a recharge.

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:32:58pm

re: #175 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

35 bucks? The kid will be lucky if the guitar is even a little bit playable.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:33:41pm

re: #190 makeitstop

35 bucks? The kid will be lucky if the guitar is even a little bit playable.

Yeah that sounds really cheap to me.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:33:47pm

re: #177 wheat-dogg

Republicans don’t teach their kids too well, then.

Also, Grover’s grammar sucks.

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mmmirele  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:34:27pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep, I can affirmed that this is the South…

[Embedded content]

It’s worth noting that the earliest Christians did not use the cross in their iconography. It appears to have come into regular use by Christians around the time Christianity became the state religion. It also appears that the first representation of a recognizable Christian cross was done as mockery—the Alexamenos graffito.

en.wikipedia.org

We know fairly little about iconography of the first several generations of Christians because they didn’t have regular church buildings.

ETA: I gotta add more. I think the reason the cross is so very, very popular is because the primary mechanism among a lot of Protestants for “how Jesus’ death works for us” is “penal substitutionary atonement.” In other words, God was angry at us because we sinned against him, but our own deaths wouldn’t be good enough to take care of it. So he sent Jesus to die for us, because as God, his blood would take care of it.

I can’t even begin to go into all the serious, serious problems PSA has for me. I can tell you that I reject it utterly. But I think this is also why people are so into the cross in the heavily Protestant South, because “without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)

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teleskiguy  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:35:14pm
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nines09  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:35:43pm

re: #185 stpaulbear

Here. I’ve played through some of this guys amps. Well made. Check it out. Tubes. Frenzel Amps.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:35:51pm

re: #194 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Not regressive enough I guess.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:37:27pm

re: #179 Belafon

There’s win in that thread at the first reply. And the fact that there are 317 likes and 1.7K replies.

This is when I love twitter.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:38:16pm

re: #173 Charles Johnson

We must admit (and re educate our people accordingly) confirmation bias knows no partisan boundary.

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teleskiguy  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:40:05pm

Paul Ryan will get reelected in 2018.

He did post this yesterday.

Too little too late, dude.

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lawhawk  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:41:35pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire don’t have sales tax. Alaska allows sales tax to be imposed by localities.

Alaska budgets depending almost entirely on oil and gas taxes (mineral extraction taxes). So when the price for oil and gas drops, revenue falls off a cliff; and the only way to produce a stable budget situation is to look for other tax sources.

Delaware revenues come in large part from corporate/pass through filing fees.

Etc.

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Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:42:43pm

re: #199 teleskiguy

He’s got a few months to learn the truth.

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William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:44:29pm

re: #189 wheat-dogg

The cross represents guilt, the bludgeon the church has used to compel belief since Paul took a stroll toward Damascus. “Jesus died for your sins, so where is your gratitude? Where is your obedience?”

Visit any born-again style church in the South and you will hear that refrain over and over again. Everyone is a sinner, everyone is guilty, everyone should feel bad about themselves, but accept Jesus and all that will be washed away … until Wednesday evening prayer service for a recharge.

“Jesus died for somebodies sins
but not mine.
Melting in a pot of thieves
Wild card up my sleeve
Thick, heart of stone
My sins my own, they belong to me
Me

People said “Beware”
But I don’t care
Their words are just rules and regulations to me
Me”

Gloria (in excelsis deo)
Patty Smith

As a Christian, that’s what I say to that garbage. Jesus did not come here to tell us to how to be saved but to show us that God loves us and that we live like God when we create heaven here - by helping each other live better. By the Golden Rule. By feeding the hungry. Warming the cold. Healing the sick. Visiting and helping prisoners. Teaching how to love your neighbor as yourself and that everyone is your neighbor.

As Rabbi Hillel put it when Jesus was an infant in Galilee, “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.”

“Wisdom is known by her deeds” Matthew 11:19

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William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:45:06pm

re: #190 makeitstop

35 bucks? The kid will be lucky if the guitar is even a little bit playable.

Be ironic if a crappy guitar taught her a punk ethos…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:45:26pm

re: #200 lawhawk

Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire don’t have sales tax. Alaska allows sales tax to be imposed by localities.

Alaska budgets depending almost entirely on oil and gas taxes (mineral extraction taxes). So when the price for oil and gas drops, revenue falls off a cliff; and the only way to produce a stable budget situation is to look for other tax sources.

Delaware revenues come in large part from corporate/pass through filing fees.

Etc.

Exactly.

205
BigPapa  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:45:27pm

The Mensch-Dworkin-TYT vortex has troubled me from the beginning.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:46:17pm

re: #199 teleskiguy

Paul Ryan will get reelected in 2018.

[Embedded content]

Too little too late, dude.

Agh.

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freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:47:11pm

re: #205 BigPapa

The Mensch-Dworkin-TYT vortex has troubled me from the beginning.

They’re a political analogy to all the flat earth conspiracy nuts on Youtube.

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freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:47:58pm

The unwillingness to sort through what is a fact supported by evidence, versus a desire, is central to all of modernity.

But for one reason or another, a lot people don’t like that.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:49:38pm

re: #161 stpaulbear

When I was in junior high school, I decided I wanted to be a bass player so I bought a used bass that turned out to be a sunburst Fender Jazz Bass. This is back in 68 or 69. It must have been cheap because I could afford it. I eventually realized I was never going to be a bass player so I sold it. It was the only guitar I’ve ever bought and I wish now I would have just shoved it in the closet. Sad!

Heh. I’m still playing the Sunburst 73 P-Bass that was handed down to me as a teenager. It’s beautifully well worn in all the right places.

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freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:49:44pm

There are a lot of things we’d like to be true.

But they aren’t.

Therein lay the problem.

211
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:49:52pm

Nikki haz a sad…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:50:58pm

and then…there are the important things in the world:

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mmmirele  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:51:37pm

re: #202 William Lewis

I quoted the first lines of Patty Smith’s “Gloria” to a professional Christian and he was horrified, just horrified. He didn’t get my sarcasm. And it’s one of many reasons why I’m outside the charmed circle of the household of faith.

But Jesus, that’s a different story altogether.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:52:49pm

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nikki haz a sad…

[Embedded content]

I got What God Hath Wrought from the library the other day on the recommendation of a lizard (sorry, can’t remember) and I’m far enough in to say to Nikki, “sorry, we’ve proved time and time again that we are not, in fact, ‘better than that’.” In a lot of ways South Carolina contributed mightily to us not being better than that.

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allegro  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:52:59pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

and then…there are the important things in the world:

[Embedded content]

Looks more tongue-shaped to me. That’s an important part too. :)

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whitebeach  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:54:09pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

and then…there are the important things in the world:

[Embedded content]

Is it just me, or do Norwegians have really weird-shaped penises”?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:54:16pm

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nikki haz a sad…

[Embedded content]

You pushed anti gay policy as SC’s governor. You hurt LGBT people a lot more than they did you by you being booed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:55:43pm
219
HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:56:11pm

I’m sorry Haley’s kid had to find out that Nikki’s a bigot but no sympathy for her especially knowing the TP wave that got her elected and prominent.

220
stpaulbear  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:56:35pm

re: #195 nines09

Here. I’ve played through some of this guys amps. Well made. Check it out. Tubes. Frenzel Amps.

Weird. I looked at those amps and then some other sites and then signed on to amazon.com and my whole top row of suggested items is nothing but Frenzel tube amps. No secrets on the internets.

221
William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:57:16pm

re: #213 mmmirele

I quoted the first lines of Patty Smith’s “Gloria” to a professional Christian and he was horrified, just horrified. He didn’t get my sarcasm. And it’s one of many reasons why I’m outside the charmed circle of the household of faith.

But Jesus, that’s a different story altogether.

Like Jesus I feel that what we do is far more important than what we believe.

222
allegro  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:58:24pm

Just finished binge-watching the first season of Game of Thrones. (Ordered the 6 season DVD set after episode 2.) I went from fist-clenching rage to squealing with delight - the last scene fucking rules.

Now I have to wait a week for more.

223
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 5:58:27pm
224
(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:00:29pm

I did it. I followed the links to tube amps. There’s no way I’m sucking myself down that wormhole. I have a bad enough problem with fishing lures & acrylic/airbrush painting stuff.

225
Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:01:54pm
226
Dave In Austin  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:02:16pm
227
Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:03:16pm

re: #226 Dave In Austin

228
(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:04:51pm

re: #203 William Lewis

Be ironic if a crappy guitar taught her a punk ethos…

All of the equipment we used in shitty EC basements was ‘shitty’ and cheap at the time. We’re talking Fender tube heads w/ 8-10 cabs. Old Fender basses and guitars, & Rickenbacker bases. Then there were the Ampeg (Volkswagen Beatles) we carted around for speakers. All of that stuff is now vintage expensive.

229
darthstar  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:05:12pm

Two pics of our boy Craig today…fence shot by my wife, and hydrangea shot by me…

230
darthstar  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:06:19pm

I love the clouds and sky above him.

231
William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:06:20pm

re: #228 (Bert the Turtle)

All of the equipment we used in shitty EC basements was ‘shitty’ and cheap at the time. We’re talking Fender tube heads w/ 8-10 cabs. Old Fender basses and guitars, & Rickenbacker bases. Then there were the Ampeg (Volkswagen Beatles) we carted around for speakers. All of that stuff is now vintage expensive.

Well, lots of truth there…

Eau Claire???? When, which basements? We may have crossed paths.

232
covfefe  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:07:23pm
233
(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:10:46pm

re: #231 William Lewis

Well, lots of truth there…

Eau Claire???? When, which basements? We may have crossed paths.

Pretty much anywhere from ‘84-5(?) through the early nineties. Between there and Madison I hit a lot of basements and played on a ton of cool amps/equipment. Remember the Customs(amps) w/ the padding covers? Yeah, people were giving those away back then. Sigh.

234
freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:10:58pm

This happened this past week, ending yesterday:

facebook.com

All sorts of silliness ensued.

235
William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:13:43pm

re: #233 (Bert the Turtle)

Pretty much anywhere from ‘84-5(?) through the early nineties. Between there and Madison I hit a lot of basements and played on a ton of cool amps/equipment. Remember the Customs(amps) w/ the padding covers? Yeah, people were giving those away back then. Sigh.

Ah, I was a bit earlier. Played bass badly in 80-82 & then after getting out of North went into the army. I didn’t pick it up again until I bought a telecaster 2 1/2 years ago.

236
HappyWarrior  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:14:40pm

Lock her up! Oh my feelings matter!

237
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:16:44pm
238
Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:16:52pm
239
darthstar  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:20:35pm

I have a new standard response for people with tiny dogs who yank them back by the leash instead of letting them get a good butt sniff in with my dog, who has never harmed another animal in his life…”It’s okay, he knows they don’t taste like chicken.”

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makeitstop  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:21:49pm

re: #228 (Bert the Turtle)

All of the equipment we used in shitty EC basements was ‘shitty’ and cheap at the time. We’re talking Fender tube heads w/ 8-10 cabs. Old Fender basses and guitars, & Rickenbacker bases. Then there were the Ampeg (Volkswagen Beatles) we carted around for speakers. All of that stuff is now vintage expensive.

Yeah, but even back then you’d need a certain amount of luck to get any of that gear for 35 bucks.

(Incidentally, I got my first Fender guitar - a Mustang - along with an old tweed Champ amp for 35 bucks. A fellow band member upgraded his rig and sold his old one to me n the cheap. But that was in 1969.)

241
freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:22:17pm

This is just straight up deception:

242
Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:23:13pm
243
(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:23:27pm

re: #235 William Lewis

Hmmmm. I’m betting you knew my Brother and the group of guys he played with. The drummer went to North.

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freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:24:30pm

Here is a link that might actually embed:

245
freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:24:58pm

Nope, I was wrong. On the preview the video embeds, but in spy mode there is no embedded video?

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darthstar  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:25:40pm
247
darthstar  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:26:37pm

Trump should just pre-emptively pardon Putin and give him honorary US citizenship, retroactive to 2015, and put this whole mess to rest.

248
(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:26:59pm

re: #240 makeitstop

Sure. But $50 -100 got me and my buds a ton of stuff that would now be way out of our price range. I remember buying a Fender baseman w/ Cab for around $100. I also remember getting a Kustom(custom) head for like $25.

Back then it was whoever had cash on hand got some sweet deals.

249
Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:27:49pm

re: #245 freetoken

Nope, I was wrong. On the preview the video embeds, but in spy mode there is no embedded video?

Works in the regular thread, though. I must need to port something about Facebook videos to the Spy code.

250
Belafon  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:28:23pm

re: #242 Charles Johnson

251
William Lewis  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:29:56pm

re: #243 (Bert the Turtle)

Hmmmm. I’m betting you knew my Brother and the group of guys he played with. The drummer went to North.

Probably did. Though I must admit that the era is a wee bit dim after the passage of the years.

252
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:32:37pm
253
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:33:28pm
254
freetoken  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:34:43pm

re: #249 Charles Johnson

Thanks.

Anyway, there was an orgy of deception this week, even pulling in supposed “honest” creationists like Todd Wood.

So many marks get duped by those folk.

And this training in believing the false, of rejecting evidence and sound thinking - this is what laid the groundwork for Trump to so easily take these people in.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:39:08pm
256
bratwurst  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:45:58pm

OMG I can breathe again!

257
The Vicious Babushka  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:47:16pm

Here is what I was doing all day==>

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:51:22pm

re: #175 lawhawk

I thought the “Fair Tax” gang wants to replace income tax with a humongous sales tax. Because, you know, income tax is “unfair” to the rich.

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retired cynic  Jun 25, 2017 • 6:55:13pm

re: #70 makeitstop

I haven’t built a guitar for over a year and I’m starting to get the itch again. So I’m looking around at different finishing techniques and this one has really got my interest.

A luthier named Clint Walker has built a bunch of guitars using a Japanese technique called ‘Shou Sugi Ban,’ where you actually char the wood and then sand off the charred bits, leaving the more solid parts of the wood grain the ‘burnt’ tone while bringing the natural shade of the wood everywhere else. This technique also removes some of the softer wood while leaving the hard grain, creating a ‘raised’ look that’s quite like aged barn wood.

I’m looking around for a cheap guitar body that I can try it on, because once the guitar is charred, cleaned, painted and then sanded again (exposing the charred solid grain through the paint), it looks totally badass.

[Embedded content]

I did that in the woodwork for a house once, then stained and finished it. I did like it. Recommend practicing on regular lumber of the same sort first! It takes a while to get just the right touch, and you are going to ruin some before you find the amount and feel that you want.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 25, 2017 • 7:18:03pm

re: #255 Charles Johnson


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‘Submit to Your Husbands’: Women Told to Endure Domestic Violence in the Name of God (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) The culprits were obvious: it was the menopause or the devil. Who else could be blamed, Peter screamed at his wife in nightly tirades, for her alleged insubordination, for her stupidity, her lack of sexual pliability, her refusal to ...
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West Virginia Families, Just Learning About Health-Care Access, Fear It Will Be Taken Away - Rewire In Vienna, West Virginia—just north of Parkersburg, along the Ohio River separating the two states—the only Planned Parenthood health center in the state sits among a scattering of gray and tan buildings beside the main road. A few days ...
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Trump Election Commissioner Used Dubious Data to Allege an “Alien Invasion” - Mother Jones Election officials and experts say there’s plenty of reason to doubt those claims.But they could still provide a blueprint for Trump’s commission, which has so far hinted at tighter restrictions on voting in the name of cracking down on ...
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Inside the Middle East’s First Rape & Domestic Violence Crisis Program For the last year and a half, there’s been a new sight in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Lodged into stacks of newspapers, stuck to mirrors in restaurant bathrooms, and pinned to grocery store notice boards are small, blue-and-white fliers ...
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