Friday Night Acoustic Brilliance: Calum Graham, “The Nomad”

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168 comments

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 14, 2017 • 9:20:10pm

All Hail The Manspreader in Chief. A satirical pictorial.

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ipsos  Jul 14, 2017 • 9:44:53pm

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darthstar  Jul 14, 2017 • 9:49:26pm

This is silly, but slightly therapeutic.

pushtrumpoffacliffagain.com

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Myron Falwell  Jul 14, 2017 • 9:51:58pm

Reposted from downstairs:
re: #153 Dave In Austin

Look at this BS…..

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And Jefferson Beauregard Sessions and Atji Pai will do anything and everything to allow Sinclair to purchase Tribune Broadcasting, and give blessings to them holding (illegal) quadopolies in Oklahoma City and Seattle… because Sinclair is fascist propaganda led straight from the top.

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BigPapa  Jul 14, 2017 • 9:55:47pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:04:03pm

Tonight, friends wanted to go to Gus’s Fried Chicken here in Los Angeles. I yielded to temptation. Tomorrow I will get up at 6AM and head to the gym to atone…

The fries weren’t mine…
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BeachDem  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:22:39pm

Jeez—that group that Sessions gave his secret speech to? Here’s their fucking mission statement:

The group’s stated mission is “seeking to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the third, fourth and fifth centuries.”

Creeps. Me. Out.

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retired cynic  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:24:26pm

re: #7 BeachDem

Jeez—that group that Sessions gave his secret speech to? Here’s their fucking mission statement:

The group’s stated mission is “seeking to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the third, fourth and fifth centuries.”

Creeps. Me. Out.

Those people deserve a homeland of their own. On a planet far, far away.

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BeachDem  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:33:46pm

I’ve made it clear that I am not a John Kasich fan, but gotta give him props for calling out Pence on the big lie he’s spreading about Medicaid in Ohio.

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makeitstop  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:36:03pm

We went into NYC to see Kings X tonight, and it was a great show. We went to the club I work at afterwards, where I learned that a friend had been killed in a traffic accident in Florida. My friend David Z, who was touring with a band called Adrenaline Mob and who played with Joan Jett and was the bassist for Trans Siberian Orchestra, was killed when the band’s RV was hit by a tractor trailer.

He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, a massively talented and wildly funny man. He treated everyone with such kindness. I’ll miss him.

Rest in peace, David.

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BeachDem  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:38:56pm

re: #10 makeitstop

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retired cynic  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:40:17pm

re: #10 makeitstop

I am sorry. That is happening way too often.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:41:40pm

re: #10 makeitstop

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JordanRules  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:50:34pm

re: #10 makeitstop

Oh I’m so sorry. I hope you and everyone who was in his orbit will be able to propel shared experiences and celebrate the music as fine remembrances.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 14, 2017 • 10:56:02pm

re: #10 makeitstop

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 14, 2017 • 11:00:10pm

re: #14 JordanRules

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re: #7 BeachDem

The group’s stated mission is “seeking to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the third, fourth and fifth centuries.”

And by “robust” they mean “racked by constant dispute and schism over insanely abstract points of theology.” As if any of them could manage to understand or discuss a theological point.

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makeitstop  Jul 14, 2017 • 11:09:25pm

re: #14 JordanRules

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He and his brother Paulie had a band called ZO2, who were an amazing rock band who used to do shows for kids around the city. Those experiences led to the development of a TV show that ran on IVC called “Z-Rock.” Those guys were so funny, both on and off the show. And they really connected with kids. I think kids could tell that they were kind souls and good people.

They were well known around NYC, and they could easily have become stuck up rock assholes, but they never did. They were kind to everyone they met.

And I feel really bad for the surviving members of Adrenaline Mob. They were the band that Twisted Sister’s drummer AJ Pero was touring with when he passed away on their tour bus two years ago. Those poor guys can’t seem to catch a break. My heart goes out to them.

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JordanRules  Jul 14, 2017 • 11:09:28pm

We were such a good democratic example for the world with our last 2 presidential elections it hurts my heart to see what’s being excused and perpetrated in the name of America now.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 14, 2017 • 11:42:19pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:04:31am

“The Foundry Fathers”


But how was this possible when we know from other ancient texts that the peak tax rate on the rich was an extortionate 92%?According to the sacred wisdom of Saint Reagan, there should have been no jobs at all.
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piratedan  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:05:46am

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

if there is one person I want to see perp walked, it is Mitch fucking McConnell…. Guy legislates as if he’s untouchable, lies with ease and apparently is just a total fucking abomination as a person.

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Targetpractice  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:09:21am

So it went from a harmless meeting…

To a meeting that just happened…

To a meeting that happened because of an offer of damaging info…

To a meeting with a Russian lawyer…

To a meeting with a Russian lawyer and a Soviet-era spy…

But we’re still supposed to believe that nothing came of it and Daddy didn’t know.

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JordanRules  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:10:14am

re: #21 piratedan

I thought it might be cause turtles walk so damn slow.
Longest perp walk in history.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:17:10am

re: #10 makeitstop

Very sorry for your loss.

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freetoken  Jul 15, 2017 • 2:04:59am

One of the more striking things about Trump is that he has never shown an inkling of insight into the great problems of humanity.

Or an interest.

Even after being in office for 6 months, he still has no grasp of what is important, what was important, or what will be important.

In his old age he has only demonstrated a dullness of mind. Perhaps when he was younger he had a quick mind and a panache for entertainment, recognizing that branding and entertainment are mutually supporting concepts. But now all that is left are the debris of narcissism.

That we can still operate as a nation is a tribute to both the foresight of previous generations of leadership, and to our immense material wealth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 2:16:12am

re: #7 BeachDem

Jeez—that group that Sessions gave his secret speech to? Here’s their fucking mission statement:

The group’s stated mission is “seeking to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the third, fourth and fifth centuries.”

You mean back when Christians were still being burnt at the stake?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 2:18:15am

re: #25 freetoken

In his old age he has only demonstrated a dullness of mind. Perhaps when he was younger he had a quick mind and a panache for entertainment, recognizing that branding and entertainment are mutually supporting concepts. But now all that is left are the debris of narcissism.

Like I’ve said before, when he was on the TV talk shows 30 years, he was actually quite an entertaining presence - brash, glib, and as you said, with a panache for entertaining the audience. He was a two-bit shyster, to be sure, but he was quite an entertaining one.

Just because someone’s a good entertainer doesn’t even remotely qualify them for the highest elected office in the land. Sean Penn is a very good actor, yet I certainly wouldn’t vote for him. That being said, he has the right to his opinion and to publicly express it. There is one thing he did that I sincerely appreciate him for - he was the executive producer on a 2008 documentary (and the narrator) about the Bakersfield child abuse scandal, a miscarriage of justice whose ramifications still haunt the region. It was called Witch Hunt.

Sean Penn Narrates ‘Witch Hunt’ A New Documentary

en.wikipedia.org

You can watch the whole thing here: documentarystorm.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 2:21:51am

re: #27 Dr Lizardo

Like I’ve said before, when he was on the TV talk shows 30 years, he was actually quite an entertaining presence - brash, glib, and as you said, with a panache for entertaining the audience. He was a two-bit shyster, to be sure, but he was quite an entertaining one.

We were aware of his extensive business dealings abroad and how closely those business partners were connected to foreign governments.

Yet he sold voters on the notion that he was a successful independent businessman and not beholden to donors and vested corporate & political interests.

In that sense, he successfully pulled of a total scam.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 2:30:39am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We were aware of his extensive business dealings abroad and how closely those business partners were connected to foreign governments.

Yet he sold voters on the notion that he was a successful independent businessman and not beholden to donors and vested corporate & political interests.

In that sense, he successfully pulled of a total scam.

Oh hell yeah. This was his biggest con and he pulled it off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 2:45:43am

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

Oh hell yeah. This was his biggest con and he pulled it off.

With a little help from his friends…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:00:50am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

With a little help from his friendsтоварищи…

FTFY.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:02:47am

Special Place in …

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LastYearsMan  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:03:40am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:04:09am

re: #31 Dr Lizardo

FTFY.

With a little help from his potential blackmailers…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:05:19am

re: #33 LastYearsMan

The Constitution anticipates a President like this. It does not anticipate a Congress so indifferent to a President like this.

As long as DT is still in office and the GOP still in the majority, they hold all the cards, no matter what sort of allegations or revelations come to light.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:07:47am

re: #8 retired cynic

Those people deserve a homeland of their own. On a planet far, far away.

Then the Star Wars Saga begins —for real. It would just mean war and antagonism from another planet. Not immediately, but for sure.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:20:54am

Back later.

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I cannot.  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:26:54am

re: #36 Birth Control Works

Sadly true, but given the insanity that we’ve dealt with, their Imperial March should be played on a kazoo.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:28:20am

The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change

I think additional taxes are a hard sell.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:39:33am

re: #38 I cannot.

Sadly true, but given the insanity that we’ve dealt with, their Imperial March should be played on a kazoo.

In a major key

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 3:43:26am

re: #39 Birth Control Works

The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change

I think additional taxes are a hard sell.

If we had a mechanism to ensure that the market price of a product fully reflected all its associated costs (including disposal and downstream costs), then the market would fix things on its own.

The unregulated Free market in its current form is not the way to go about that. In fact, a large share of the profits generated by our current Free Market are the result of socializing the downstream costs, be they in the form of environmental, health or safety hazards.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:09:54am

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If we had a mechanism to ensure that the market price of a product fully reflected all its associated costs (including disposal and downstream costs), then the market would fix things on its own.

The unregulated Free market in its current form is not the way to go about that. In fact, a large share of the profits generated by our current Free Market are the result of socializing the downstream costs, be they in the form of environmental, health or safety hazards.

Fuel taxes would go through the roof to reflect the cost of keeping the Middle East oil tap open.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:16:55am

re: #33 LastYearsMan

The Constitution anticipates a President like this. It does not anticipate a Congress so indifferent to a President the controlling political party in Congress being totally and utterly complict in the crime like this.

Modified for accuracy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:20:26am

re: #42 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Fuel taxes would go through the roof to reflect the cost of keeping the Middle East oil tap open.

And in doing so, would make it less competitive against other sources…

In other words, our Free market is failing us because its market prices do not reflect actual costs.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:25:45am

re: #44 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And in doing so, would make it less competitive against other sources…

In other words, our Free market is failing us because its market prices do not reflect actual costs.

Yeah, securing our supplies of wind and sunshine probably wouldn’t require a large military outlay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:31:27am

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Yeah, securing our supplies of wind and sunshine probably wouldn’t require a large military outlay.

and it would not involve us in the politics of an unstable, politically and socially backward part of the world.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:34:06am

re: #7 BeachDem

Jeez—that group that Sessions gave his secret speech to? Here’s their fucking mission statement:

The group’s stated mission is “seeking to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the third, fourth and fifth centuries.”

Creeps. Me. Out.

You and me both.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:35:23am

Just wanna get this out there: I was not at the meeting with Don Jr.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:37:41am

re: #48 Barefoot Grin

Just wanna get this out there: I was not at the meeting with Don Jr.

Why are you denying it? What do you have to hide?

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:41:20am
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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:45:22am

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If we had a mechanism to ensure that the market price of a product fully reflected all its associated costs (including disposal and downstream costs), then the market would fix things on its own.

Th
e unregulated Free market in its current form is not the way to go about that. In fact, a large share of the profits generated by our current Free Market are the result of socializing the downstream costs, be they in the form of environmental, health or safety hazards.

QFT

thru-out history when sources of energy became too expensive, their use decreased —forcing an innovator to discover, devise, or plagiarize another form of energy to market.

This trend has been disrupted by artificial means.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:46:36am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and it would not involve us in the politics of an unstable, politically and socially backward part of the world.

That supplies herion and buys our guns.

This is not a market that is going to go away.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:46:50am

re: #47 HappyWarrior

You and me both.

This needs to go viral.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:48:47am

re: #49 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why are you denying it? What do you have to hide?

Ok, I was at TT, but definitely NOT at the meeting.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 15, 2017 • 4:58:50am

re: #4 Myron Falwell

Update: Sinclair Broadcasting’s KBOI used the same damn photo of DeRay getting arrested not once, but twice in the span of 20 minutes.

For years, Sinclair has lusted after Tribune Broadcasting — especially their heritage news stations WGN, KTLA, WPIX and WJW. And the FCC and DOJ gamed the system so that a takeover is a fait accompli.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:06:58am

back to bed.

night/morning all!

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steve_davis  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:21:24am

re: #16 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

And by “robust” they mean “racked by constant dispute and schism over insanely abstract points of theology.” As if any of them could manage to understand or discuss a theological point.

ah, yes. Arianism. The argument over whether Christ came into the world solely in his birthday suit, or already had a halo. It wasn’t until the seventeenth century that the Church began warring over non-trivial things, like the millions who died over whether or not the bread and wine truly became flesh and blood (in a spiritual sense), or whether the bread and wine just became flesh and blood in a metaphorical sense. And also the little known war about which end of the egg should be cracked when making omelettes, with Rome going for the big end and most of Northern Europe going small.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:25:31am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:29:28am

re: #58 steve_davis

ah, yes. Arianism. The argument over whether Christ came into the world solely in his birthday suit, or already had a halo. It wasn’t until the seventeenth century that the Church began warring over non-trivial things, like the millions who died over whether or not the bread and wine truly became flesh and blood (in a spiritual sense), or whether the bread and wine just became flesh and blood in a metaphorical sense. And also the little known war about which end of the egg should be cracked when making omelettes, with Rome going for the big end and most of Northern Europe going small.

And Russia had a major schism over whether one uses two or three fingers to make the sign of the cross…

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:45:08am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Russia had a major schism over whether one uses two or three fingers to make the sign of the cross…

And Jesus advised his followers to follow the spirit of the law and not get caught up in the letter of the law. They quickly forgot that remonstrance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:51:07am

re: #61 wheat-dogg

And Jesus advised his followers to follow the spirit of the law and not get caught up in the letter of the law. They quickly forgot that remonstrance.

People who do not understand a concept (religion, patriotism, masculinity) simply tend to fixate on the arbitrary symbols we have come to assign to these concepts: crosses, flag pins, guns, etc…

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jeffreyw  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:51:16am

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Good morning!

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:56:28am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People who do not understand a concept (religion, patriotism, masculinity) simply tend to fixate on the arbitrary symbols we have come to assign to these concepts: crosses, flag pins, guns, etc…

Those who can fathom the abstract vs. those who can only understand the concrete.

I can tell you, teaching physics and math to the second group is extremely challenging.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 5:58:11am

re: #64 wheat-dogg

Those who can fathom the abstract vs. those who can only understand the concrete.

I can tell you, teaching physics and math to the second group is extremely challenging.

The ones who insist that a pound of lead weighs more than a pound of feathers?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:01:17am

re: #3 darthstar

This is silly, but slightly therapeutic.

pushtrumpoffacliffagain.com

I love the last one (I won’t spoil the surprise).

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:05:24am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The ones who insist that a pound of lead weighs more than a pound of feathers?

Yeah, something like that. I had one girl who insisted a thrown ball follows a straight line and not a parabolic one, even after we demonstrated to her by throwing a tennis ball back and forth. She was a special case.

Became a pre-K/kindergarten teacher, so her effects on the future generation have been minimized.

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lawhawk  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:13:34am

re: #3 darthstar

Off a cliff is burying the lede….

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:16:39am

re: #67 wheat-dogg

Yeah, something like that. I had one girl who insisted a thrown ball follows a straight line and not a parabolic one, even after we demonstrated to her by throwing a tennis ball back and forth. She was a special case.

Became a pre-K/kindergarten teacher, so her effects on the future generation have been minimized.

Pray for her to St. Barbara, she handles special ballistic cases.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:19:02am

re: #69 Decatur Deb

Pray for her to St. Barbara, she handles special ballistic cases.

St. Barara hid in a cave to escape her father, who wanted to forbid her from converting to Christianity. For that she became the patron saint of miners, metallurgists, and by association, artillerymen.

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Alephnaught  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:24:49am

re: #65 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The ones who insist that a pound of lead weighs more than a pound of feathers?

Limmy’s Show - What’s heavier?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:27:07am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

St. Barara hid in a cave to escape her father, who wanted to forbid her from converting to Christianity. For that she became the patron saint of miners, metallurgists, and by association, artillerymen.

Also associated by the thunderclap that accompanied God’s judgement on her tormenters. Our artillery units turn her feast night into a holiday, including boozing and catapult competitions.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:31:16am

re: #72 Decatur Deb

Also associated by the thunderclap that accompanied God’s judgement on her tormenters. Our artillery units turn her feast night into a holiday, including boozing and catapult competitions.

Do they booze up and catapult themselves? Like a long jump competition?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:47:23am

re: #73 (Bert the Turtle)

Do they booze up and catapult themselves? Like a long jump competition?

cow toss

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darthstar  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:47:58am

re: #71 Alephnaught

He’s funny…here’s his show on water.

Limmy’s Show - Water

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:49:13am

This does not mean that it is safe to laugh again, she could still be retried.

Woman Has Conviction For Laughing at Jeff Sessions Overturned

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Dr. Matt  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:53:53am
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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2017 • 6:58:17am

re: #73 (Bert the Turtle)

Do they booze up and catapult themselves? Like a long jump competition?

Tiny red-leg detachments, tiny catapults.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:02:15am

Getting rain here in the DFW area. To tell you how weird this is, I have yet to turn on my sprinklers this year. We’ve been getting rain about once a week, and it’s not been a light rain either. I end up with water standing in my yard.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:14:47am

I have thoughts.

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BigPapa  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:18:21am

re: #80 goddamnedfrank

I like your thoughts.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:23:54am

re: #81 BigPapa

All these people defending DJTjr. as “an honest kid” should ask themselves if they would ever sign a deal with him that hadn’t been vetted by half a dozen attorneys.

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Teukka  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:28:46am

re: #10 makeitstop

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:31:55am

Get ready for a new round of anti-papist agitation from the Veep on down.

“…Within this narrative, whatever pushes toward conflict is not off limits. It does not take into account the bond between capital and profits and arms sales. Quite the opposite, often war itself is assimilated to the heroic conquests of the “Lord of Hosts” of Gideon and David. In this Manichaean vision, belligerence can acquire a theological justification and there are pastors who seek a biblical foundation for it, using the scriptural texts out of context.

Another interesting aspect is the relationship with creation of these religious groups that are composed mainly of whites from the deep American South. There is a sort of “anesthetic” with regard to ecological disasters and problems generated by climate change. They profess “dominionism” and consider ecologists as people who are against the Christian faith. They place their own roots in a literalist understanding of the creation narratives of the book of Genesis that put humanity in a position of “dominion” over creation, while creation remains subject to human will in biblical submission.

In this theological vision, natural disasters, dramatic climate change and the global ecological crisis are not only not perceived as an alarm that should lead them to reconsider their dogmas, but they are seen as the complete opposite: signs that confirm their non-allegorical understanding of the final figures of the Book of Revelation and their apocalyptic hope in a “new heaven and a new earth.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:46:43am

re: #84 jaunte

Get ready for a new round of anti-papist agitation from the Veep on down.

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I read that article the other day. Well-written and thoughtful - nothing I’d disagree with. Yeah, the American religious right is gonna go nuts as it filters down to them…..they already loathe Pope Francis, considering him a “commie” or some such bullshit. When he elected as Pope, there was some grumbling among the RR because he’s from the Jesuit Order (aka, “God’s Marines”).

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BigPapa  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:46:59am

re: #84 jaunte
Nice find. Over the last few years I’ve come to a conclusion that agrees with the author: a significant portion of evangelical fundamentalism doesn’t really care about a large shooting war or climate change because it’s merely the end times as predicted. Plus bonus points if a final war starts in Israel. They’ll just float up to heaven as the world destructs.

I think this is a fundamental construct in the multitude of Steve Kings and Louie Gohmerts. Trump is the wild card they see as their champion, I doubt he thinks much of this only of media spats and making deals.

When I denigrate these evangelical whackos as a death cult I’m not being trite or petty. They really are a death cult not to far apart from ISIS or many of the desperate terrorist groups.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:50:00am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

St. Barara hid in a cave to escape her father, who wanted to forbid her from converting to Christianity. For that she became the patron saint of miners, metallurgists, and by association, artillerymen.

There’s quite a few statues of St. Barbara here in Ostrava and the region overall; this was a major mining area, probably the equivalent of the Appalachians back in the day.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 7:58:19am

re: #86 BigPapa

Nice find. Over the last few years I’ve come to a conclusion that agrees with the author: a significant portion of evangelical fundamentalism doesn’t really care about a large shooting war or climate change because it’s merely the end times as predicted. Plus bonus points if a final war starts in Israel. They’ll just float up to heaven as the world destructs.

I think this is a fundamental construct in the multitude of Steve Kings and Louie Gohmerts. Trump is the wild card they see as their champion, I doubt he thinks much of this only of media spats and making deals.

When I denigrate these evangelical whackos as a death cult I’m not being trite or petty. They really are a death cult not to far apart from ISIS or many of the desperate terrorists groups.

They don’t have a concept of the Future as more rational people have. For them, the Future is something humans have no control over — it all depends on God’s will. In fact, I suspect they probably believe trying to control the Future is irreligious or unfaithful, because then they would be doubting God’s will or God’s plan.

Taken to its extreme, this means environmentalism and other such preventive measures to forestall disaster are lost on them. If God’s will is to take up all the Chosen into Heaven, then why worry about the condition of the Earth? If the ecology all goes to Hell in a handbasket, why worry, because God will provide. If enabling poor people everywhere to get an education and have a home would help prevent wars and famine, why bother? Because it is God’s will that some people be poor and others not. See also, predestination.

It’s the Enlightenment vs. medieval thought all over again.

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BigPapa  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:11:04am

re: #88 wheat-dogg

It represents a weird dichotomy: Man has dominion over his world from the concept of war or farming (over other men, his land, women, children) but has no control over god’s dominion, the world as a whole.

Accepting environmentalism as necessary or climate change as being real means we have dominion over what was perceived to be gods dominion. And that freaks them out.

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allegro  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:14:07am

Needing some advice… I am spitting fire right now.

There is a “special” young man, age 20, who lives here in the park with his grandparents. He’s a friendly young man and we’ve pretty much adopted him down at our end of the park. His grandmother told me he’s about 5 years old intellectually. I was having coffee with a friend/neighbor this morning when he came by with his dog and joined us for a visit. During this visit he shared an experience he had last night with another park resident who had him in his fifth wheel watching porn and when the kid got excited asked to see his penis. I knew instantly who the guy was since he used to live a couple of doors down and I know well his penchant for very young men.

We assured the young man that he did nothing wrong and that his response to the porn was entirely normal. I also told him that John is NOT a nice man and that he needs to stay far away from him. We will be talking to his grandparents. I want to call the police and report him but… a) I don’t know if it’s my place to do so and b) the young man is 20 and therefore of legal age but with his disability I would think the laws for sexual predation would consider him a minor. I also want to report him to the park management to get his ass evicted but, again, I don’t know if this is my place.

I am fuming.

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BigPapa  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:18:09am

Good on ya for telling the grandparents. You could call the police and ask them if there is anything potentially illegal. If not at that point, what to watch for and when to call them back. Get it on record or recorded.

Tough position as he’s of legal age.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:25:28am

re: #89 BigPapa

It represents a weird dichotomy: Man has dominion over his world from the concept of war or farming (over other men, his land, women, children) but has no control over god’s dominion, the world as a whole.

Accepting environmentalism as necessary or climate change as being real means we have dominion over what was perceived to be gods dominion. And that freaks them out.

And yet, in the OT, God tells us to be stewards of the Earth, which would suggest he wants us to take care of it for Him (presumably while he’s on vacay golfing with Krishna on Epsilon Eridani IV).

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geosherman  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:25:37am

Scarlet Monkey Flower

Something I saw on my bike ride this morning in Pt. Mugu State Park.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:26:31am

re: #90 allegro

Grandparents first. Tell them you want to include park mgt. and police, but don’t if they say no. (I guess; I don’t know what I would do.) The not-nice man should know he’s being watched, at least. But you shouldn’t be the one telling him. If he has a record, he may self-evict.

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allegro  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:27:14am

re: #91 BigPapa

My instincts are to go knock on that old buggerer’s door and spew fire. What the fuck is wrong with him?! But I’m not the boy’s guardian.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:27:37am

re: #90 allegro

It looks like what you can do depends on your local/state laws:

“…LEGAL ANALYSIS

Laws protecting the mentally retarded individual across the nation are consistently characterized by both medical and legal scholars alike as vague, inconsistent, and inadequate in their protection of vulnerable individuals from sexual abuse. Yet, there are 6 main legal “tests” currently implemented by courts across the nation to assess legal consent to sexual activity; these tests at least provide a common ground for analysis.

The following few paragraphs will discuss current laws on sexual abuse and will define the legal terminology employed by such statues and codes. Finally, medicine’s role in the courtroom will be elucidated with recommendations to the primary care physician on how to play an advocate’s role in the clinical setting.”
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:29:30am

re: #89 BigPapa

It represents a weird dichotomy: Man has dominion over his world from the concept of war or farming (over other men, his land, women, children) but has no control over god’s dominion, the world as a whole.

Accepting environmentalism as necessary or climate change as being real means we have dominion over what was perceived to be gods dominion. And that freaks them out.

And in the political realm, if you frame an election as “Savior v. New World Order Antichrist” (read: Hillary), you get “God Bless President Trump” coming from the mouths of broke barely-middle-class white folks who are one hospital stay away from destitution.

Trump fandom is a religion.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:31:12am

re: #90 allegro

As IANAL take my advice accordingly.

Given that the young man is developmentally disabled, if he volunteered this information to you, you need to report it to the police if his grandparents choose for whatever reason not to. You may not be able to do anything with the management until such time as a complaint is filed with the police or justice system. Otherwise the perp may retaliate against the boy and his family, and even you.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:33:18am

re: #97 Pawn of the Oppressor

And in the political realm, if you frame an election as “Savior v. New World Order Antichrist” (read: Hillary), you get “God Bless President Trump” coming from the mouths of broke barely-middle-class white folks who are one hospital stay away from destitution.

Trump fandom is a religion.

Indeed. It’s a kind of cult religion, not unlike the worship of the Kims in North Korea or of Mao in China back in the day.

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allegro  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:34:18am

re: #94 wrenchwench

Grandparents first. Tell them you want to include park mgt. and police, but don’t if they say no. (I guess; I don’t know what I would do.) The not-nice man should know he’s being watched, at least. But you shouldn’t be the one telling him. If he has a record, he may self-evict.

That’s where we’re leaning. They may not want to make a thing of it and it may be enough to tell the boy to stay away from the guy. My protective instincts are in over-drive right now so it’s HARD to just sit here and do nothing.

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BigPapa  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:34:22am

re: #95 allegro

My instincts are to go knock on that old buggerer’s door and spew fire. What the fuck is wrong with him?! But I’m not the boy’s guardian.

I like WW’s advice: share with grandparents, show support and share ideas, consider their opinions before running off to cops or The Creeper. Get a game plan.

The Creeper should know you’re all on to him. Tell him to cut it and get on Grindr, The Kid is off limits.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:36:01am

re: #90 allegro

You could also check the sex offenders websites and see if the perp is listed, and anonymously post that info around the park. If he’s preyed on this young fellow at least once, he may have molested other young men as well there.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:38:14am

re: #102 wheat-dogg

You could also check the sex offenders websites and see if the perp is listed, and anonymously post that info around the park. If he’s preyed on this young fellow at least once, he may have molested other young men as well there.

Yeah, I doubt this young fellow allegro mentions is just some kind of one-off. He’s likely done it before.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:39:59am

As predicted by teleskiguy last week.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:40:13am

On a happier note, I just ordered a slide scanner off Amazon using the LGF affiliate link - next day delivery. I’ve been putting off scanning my slides for years, and now you can get a decent standalone scanner for about $75. Saves to an SD card, from which you can move the files to your PC or Mac.

It will do negatives, as well.

amazon.com

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:42:10am

re: #73 (Bert the Turtle)

Do they booze up and catapult themselves? Like a long jump competition?

Don’t be silly. They catapult 60lb bags of heroin.

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allegro  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:43:56am

re: #103 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, I doubt this young fellow allegro mentions is just some kind of one-off. He’s likely done it before.

A bit of background on the guy… As I said he lived a couple of doors down from me a few years ago. He always had a young man living with him who would go out and find new young men for “Uncle John” to play with. As far as I could tell it was always consensual.

He had a stroke a while back and he is not a healthy man. If the boy stays away from him, he should be safe, i.e. Uncle John isn’t going to violently snatch him up. Not the way he works and he wouldn’t be capable of that anyway.

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ObserverArt  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:54:42am

re: #90 allegro

Needing some advice… I am spitting fire right now.

There is a “special” young man, age 20, who lives here in the park with his grandparents. He’s a friendly young man and we’ve pretty much adopted him down at our end of the park. His grandmother told me he’s about 5 years old intellectually. I was having coffee with a friend/neighbor this morning when he came by with his dog and joined us for a visit. During this visit he shared an experience he had last night with another park resident who had him in his fifth wheel watching porn and when the kid got excited asked to see his penis. I knew instantly who the guy was since he used to live a couple of doors down and I know well his penchant for very young men.

We assured the young man that he did nothing wrong and that his response to the porn was entirely normal. I also told him that John is NOT a nice man and that he needs to stay far away from him. We will be talking to his grandparents. I want to call the police and report him but… a) I don’t know if it’s my place to do so and b) the young man is 20 and therefore of legal age but with his disability I would think the laws for sexual predation would consider him a minor. I also want to report him to the park management to get his ass evicted but, again, I don’t know if this is my place.

I am fuming.

Can you mention to ‘John’ the kid told you what happened. Maybe tell him of the kid’s mental capacity and he should not be taken advantage of and that you and the other residents will be watching him and will call the police if needed. Scare him. He’s the problem.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:56:20am

re: #107 allegro

From time to time a neighborhood takes care of what the Police can’t because, well there is a reason we call them responders not preventors. It’s awareness, conversations, maybe some meetings. Of course all this is limited by our civil rules, but good clever people find a way. Like finding who the problem is and if they are wanted else where by the law.

We had this where I live when a 20 year old German guy sent here solo by wealthy parents for film school went really sour. The LA meth/heroin thing got him and ate him up. For weeks we were discouraging his visitors who would hop the gate to get in. It went from dealers to buyers as this guy fell all the way in. I was really concerned about potential violence. In the end after complaints triggered investigations this kid got raided by SWAT and hauled off. No one injured. In part imo because we got a little lucky, but luck that was backed up by caution and awareness by others that cared to act sensibly.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 15, 2017 • 8:58:23am

re: #90 allegro

Needing some advice… I am spitting fire right now.

[snip]

We assured the young man that he did nothing wrong and that his response to the porn was entirely normal. I also told him that John is NOT a nice man and that he needs to stay far away from him. We will be talking to his grandparents. I want to call the police and report him but… a) I don’t know if it’s my place to do so and b) the young man is 20 and therefore of legal age but with his disability I would think the laws for sexual predation would consider him a minor. I also want to report him to the park management to get his ass evicted but, again, I don’t know if this is my place.

I am fuming.

Telling the grandparents and then letting them act on it should do it. Complaining about this incident would prob carry more weight coming from family.

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ObserverArt  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:00:30am

re: #92 wheat-dogg

And yet, in the OT, God tells us to be stewards of the Earth, which would suggest he wants us to take care of it for Him (presumably while he’s on vacay golfing with Krishna on Epsilon Eridani IV).

What is all the “God tells us” stuff?

These people don’t hear about God, they hear from the preacher who speaks for God. So a lot gets lost in the, ah, translation.

Too many people just fall in line and go with the flow. I imagine that is even easier to do in some of the huge arena-like Evangelical establishments. All those people, the music, the fiery sermon and it gets them all into one big group think.

I don’t think Jesus ever was into group think.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:01:49am

re: #111 ObserverArt

What is all the “God tells us” stuff?

These people don’t hear about God, they hear from the preacher who speaks for God. So a lot gets lost in the, ah, translation.

Too many people just fall in line and go with the flow. I imagine that is even easier to do in some of the huge arena-like Evangelical establishments. All those people, the music, the fiery sermon and it gets them all into one big group think.

I don’t think Jesus ever was into group think.

No, of course not. In fact, the apostle Paul encouraged people to question everything, even his own words, checking them against the Scripture to know what is true and what is false.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:03:52am

“…The pair then read into the congressional record an email exchange between Trump Jr. and music publicist Rob Goldstone, where Trump Jr. expressed enthusiasm about meeting a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election campaign to obtain dirt gathered by the Russian government on his father’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

“Don Jr.’s emails are a smoking gun,” said Gallego. “They prove that the Trump campaign was not only aware of the Russian government’s efforts to meddle in our elections, they were enthusiastic about accepting Russian support.”

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allegro  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:04:31am

re: #108 ObserverArt

Can you mention to ‘John’ the kid told you what happened. Maybe tell him of the kid’s mental capacity and he should not be taken advantage of and that you and the other residents will be watching him and will call the police if needed. Scare him. He’s the problem.

The boy’s mental capacity is obvious and John knew damn well what he was doing. I want him the hell out of our community. With our current management, I think if the grandparents go to them with this complaint the asshole will be evicted. If he isn’t… yeah, a few of us are going to be making his life here uncomfortable.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:04:33am

re: #111 ObserverArt

What is all the “God tells us” stuff?

These people don’t hear about God, they hear from the preacher who speaks for God. So a lot gets lost in the, ah, translation.

Too many people just fall in line and go with the flow. I imagine that is even easier to do in some of the huge arena-like Evangelical establishments. All those people, the music, the fiery sermon and it gets them all into one big group think.

I don’t think Jesus ever was into group think.

So I Googled “megachurch” and this image popped up:

and my first thought was “That’s not a church - that’s an AC/DC concert.”

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:08:08am

re: #115 Dr Lizardo

That’s Lakewood Church in Houston, formerly a sports arena called The Summit. I’m still pissed about that transition; it was a great music venue. I went to a lot of concerts there.
Now it’s a machine for the Osteen family to shear at least 10% of their flock’s income.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:10:16am

A former employee was one of the Osteen’s victims, he got into financial trouble trying to keep up the prosperity gospel lifestyle while giving them a tenth of his income in tithes.

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ObserverArt  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:16:29am

re: #115 Dr Lizardo

So I Googled “megachurch” and this image popped up:

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and my first thought was “That’s not a church - that’s an AC/DC concert.”

Just change out some decorations, the sermon and the preacher and you could call this a “Nuremberg” rally.

And to me that is exactly what is happening in some of these ‘churches’ in America.

The last election gave us a good demonstration. GOHMERT!’s little sermon’ on the House floor yesterday might be repeated in some of those rallies services this weekend.

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Alephnaught  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:20:36am

More on the Spotify “fake/padding/session” artists affair.

Are Spotify’s ‘fake artists’ any good?.

Summary: unless you like listening forever to “gentle piano instrumentals not unlike the music from the soundtrack of Amélie”, no.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:21:09am

re: #118 ObserverArt

Just change out some decorations, the sermon and the preacher and you could call this a “Nuremberg” rally.

And to me that is exactly what is happening in some of these ‘churches’ in America.

The last election gave us a good demonstration. GOHMERT!’s little sermon’ on the House floor yesterday might be repeated in some of those rallies services this weekend.

Yep. The megachurches just need to move it outdoors. Like this.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:23:35am

When you hear republicans talking about “free market choices” this is what they mean.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:24:21am

re: #115 Dr Lizardo

So I Googled “megachurch” and this image popped up:

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and my first thought was “That’s not a church - that’s an AC/DC concert.”

I don’t understand the appeal of attending a church service of 20,000 people. Is it a feeling of strength in numbers? Us vs the Cold Cruel World? There is no way a pastor, or a team of pastors, could get to know all those people in any meaningful way.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:24:46am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:24:49am

re: #119 Alephnaught

More on the Spotify “fake/padding/session” artists affair.

Are Spotify’s ‘fake artists’ any good?.

Summary: unless you like listening forever to “gentle piano instrumentals not unlike the music from the soundtrack of Amélie”, no.

You know, that was cute the first time I heard it - fit perfectly in the movie.

After the five billionth time I heard it……..well, I’m ready to scream.

BTW, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain is a damn good film, and I really don’t like rom-coms as a general rule. Hard to believe it was the same director who gave us the deep-space turkey Alien: Resurrection.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:25:12am

re: #121 jaunte

When you hear republicans talking about “free market choices” this is what they mean.

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Your choice: pay up or die. Preferably the second.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:26:39am

re: #122 wheat-dogg

I don’t understand the appeal of attending a church service of 20,000 people. Is it a feeling of strength in numbers? Us vs the Cold Cruel World? There is no way a pastor, or a team of pastors, could get to know all those people in any meaningful way.

Strength in numbers - it works even on a smaller scale. If you’ve ever attended a Sufi dhikr, you’d feel it.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:28:16am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

You know, that was cute the first time I heard it - fit perfectly in the movie.

After the five billionth time I heard it……..well, I’m ready to scream.

BTW, Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain is a damn good film, and I really don’t like rom-coms as a general rule. Hard to believe it was the same director who gave us the deep-space turkey Alien: Resurrection.

My daughter introduced me to Amélie. It is a very good film. As is Chocolat, which is not unlike Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate) in concept.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:29:54am

re: #122 wheat-dogg

I don’t understand the appeal of attending a church service of 20,000 people. Is it a feeling of strength in numbers? Us vs the Cold Cruel World? There is no way a pastor, or a team of pastors, could get to know all those people in any meaningful way.

The funny thing is, I can’t stand the megachurch atmosphere for exactly that reason. It’s cold and impersonal and basically the opposite of what I think the church experience should be like. I attended the local megachurch for a while because my in-laws went there and I was being a dutiful son-in-law; it was not my cup of tea.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:36:32am

re: #116 jaunte

That’s Lakewood Church in Houston, formerly a sports arena called The Summit. I’m still pissed about that transition; it was a great music venue. I went to a lot of concerts there.
Now it’s a machine for the Osteen family to shear at least 10% of their flock’s income.

Funny enough, I saw The Band open for Crosby, Stills and Nash at The Summit years ago. Great concert.

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retired cynic  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:37:16am

re: #105 wheat-dogg

On a happier note, I just ordered a slide scanner off Amazon using the LGF affiliate link - next day delivery. I’ve been putting off scanning my slides for years, and now you can get a decent standalone scanner for about $75. Saves to an SD card, from which you can move the files to your PC or Mac.

It will do negatives, as well.

amazon.com

I just want to point out that the digital images it creates are very small in digital information. It may be you are interested in Facebook size images, and that might work.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:42:59am

re: #130 retired cynic

I just want to point out that the digital images it creates are very small in digital information. It may be you are interested in Facebook size images, and that might work.

I know. Mostly I want to archive the images for later reference. For commercial work, I know I need a proper hi-res scanner, but my budget is tight now being between jobs,

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Teukka  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:46:53am

Random pic from about a week back:

Clouds shortly before the rain
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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 9:58:30am

re: #126 Dr Lizardo

Strength in numbers - it works even on a smaller scale. If you’ve ever attended a Sufi dhikr, you’d feel it.

I just spent about a half hour looking for an email or dm from CL (did not find it) in which she told me she sees the ‘face the Kaaba’ expectation as enabling all Muslims, all over the world, to face each other. Powerful.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:04:31am

Another story about the low key war Putin is waging against the rest of the world.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:09:46am

Honest question: Is his last name supposed to be pronounced Poot-in or Poo-teen? I have been using the latter.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:11:34am

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

Honest question: Is his last name supposed to be pronounced Poot-in or Poo-teen? I have been using the latter.

President of Russia Vladimir Poutine. I like it.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:13:53am

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

Poo-teen, but fast.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:23:58am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:24:06am

re: #137 jaunte

Poo-teen, but fast.

So more like Puhteen then?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:26:41am

re: #114 allegro

My mama bear self says make up flyers and pass them out to everyone in the park and maybe even beyond that. Is there a school near you? Because if he has a record, he may not be allowed to live near a school. I would be in jail if something like this happened to my kid, I swear to God. Most assholes who do this shit go for a LONG time before they’re caught the first time, they leave a long and broken trail of victims. This guy knows this young man is intellectually challenged and did it anyway. I would make his life miserable. But that’s just me and your mileage may vary. If you haven’t told the victim’s grandparents, do so, ASAP.

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lizardofid  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:31:25am

re: #133 wrenchwench

I just spent about a half hour looking for an email or dm from CL (did not find it) in which she told me she sees the ‘face the Kaaba’ expectation as enabling all Muslims, all over the world, to face each other. Powerful.

Thanks WW, some self educating googlery prompted by your post.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:35:12am

re: #138 wrenchwench

Is that a goat or a horse?!

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KingKenrod  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:40:54am

Sounds like Poo-tin in this video, from someone who (presumably) knows how to pronounce it.

Putin Presents State Awards in Science, Arts in Kremlin on Russia Day

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Jay C  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:51:44am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Is that a goat or a horse?!

No horns, so I’m guessing “horse”.

The one on the right is a cat.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:56:47am

re: #144 Jay C

No horns, so I’m guessing “horse”.

The one on the right is a cat.

Yeah…….but those eyes. Them’s like goat eyes.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:57:22am

Head of Vatican Observatory will visit Kentucky for the eclipse. Will likely not stop at Ark In The Park.

eclipseville.com

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lizardofid  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:57:38am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Is that a goat or a horse?!

Cavalo

Caballo!

edit to correct poor geographic assumption.

{hangs head}

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 10:57:48am

re: #138 wrenchwench

“…The white patterns that are theorized to cause blue eyes are the Splashed White Patterns (SW1, SW2, SW3) and Frame (LWO). These patterns like to cause large bald (all white) faces which often include or pass near the eye thus causing the majority of blue eyes.”
colorgenetics.info

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:22:59am
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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:25:35am

re: #145 Dr Lizardo

Yeah…….but those eyes. Them’s like goat eyes.

re: #148 jaunte

“…The white patterns that are theorized to cause blue eyes are the Splashed White Patterns (SW1, SW2, SW3) and Frame (LWO). These patterns like to cause large bald (all white) faces which often include or pass near the eye thus causing the majority of blue eyes.”
colorgenetics.info

Blue eyes on a dog creep me out. I can’t remember whether that came before or after I was bitten by a blue-eyed dog. Still undecided about blue-eyed horses. Only been bitten by a brown-eyed Shetland Pony. Blue eyed cats are way OK.

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darthstar  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:26:48am
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mmmirele  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:28:12am

re: #146 Decatur Deb

Head of Vatican Observatory will visit Kentucky for the eclipse. Will likely not stop at Ark In The Park.

eclipseville.com

Bro. Consolmagno is, according to my ex-boyfriend (a confirmed astronomy nut*), a very cool guy, knows his stuff on astronomy, and loves what he does. The ex went to a series of lectures Bro. Consolmagno gave a few years ago (they were practice for a summer program) and was very impressed.

* A couple of years ago, when he was making plans to go to the eclipse, he was going to drive pretty much straight north from Phoenix and, well, that put him in the middle of the eclipse somewhere in Idaho, next to a freeway and a KOA. He was going to camp in the KOA. I was all…why would you do that? Drive a bit further, it’s still within the umbra of the eclipse, and stay in a hotel. You can afford it. I don’t know what he’s doing now, since he’s working on a contract and he may not be able to get the time off.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:29:16am

re: #150 wrenchwench

My oldest daughter has those pale blue “wolf” eyes; when she was a little kid it used to freak people out when she stared at them.

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jaunte  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:30:50am
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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:32:19am

re: #153 jaunte

My oldest daughter has those pale blue “wolf” eyes; when she was a little kid it used to freak people out when she stared at them.

I worked at a day camp one summer, and one of the campers had eyes that were EACH half blue and half brown, divided on the diagonal. She would stare you in the eyes ‘til you got your fill, the first time.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:37:36am

re: #145 Dr Lizardo

Yeah…….but those eyes. Them’s like goat eyes.

I was wondering if it was a wight from Game of Thrones.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:41:12am
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darthstar  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:42:38am
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Stanley Sea  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:43:59am

OK, Allegro - I’ve been saving this for you for days.

Hope it helps.

I specifically like the taco

Hope this helps your day.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:44:24am

DONT GO UP STAIRS YET

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ObserverArt  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:50:02am

re: #159 Stanley Sea

OK, Allegro - I’ve been saving this for you for days.

Hope it helps.

I specifically like the taco

[Embedded content]

Hope this helps your day.

She is very talented and imaginative. I bet she could turn those toys into a business after this video. I liked the ice cream cones…very arty.

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Belafon  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:50:25am

re: #121 jaunte

When you hear republicans talking about “free market choices” this is what they mean.

[Embedded content]

The rich are free from having to pay for the poor.

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wrenchwench  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:58:58am

re: #160 Stanley Sea

DONT GO UP STAIRS YET

IS IT SAFE YET?

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Stanley Sea  Jul 15, 2017 • 11:59:53am

re: #163 wrenchwench

IS IT SAFE YET?

Not for Allegro.

You’re good.

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allegro  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:07:20pm

re: #159 Stanley Sea

OK, Allegro - I’ve been saving this for you for days.

Hope it helps.

I specifically like the taco

[Embedded content]

Hope this helps your day.

Awww that is such a wonderful story. Thank you for saving it for me!

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piratedan  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:13:13pm

re: #158 darthstar

guess the old printing of matchbox covers is back in style…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 15, 2017 • 12:23:08pm

re: #137 jaunte

Poo-teen, but fast.

TL:DR:
Heavy stress on the first syllable, very light on the second (like “Congress,” where the second syllable is so unstressed that it sounds like “griss”). The “i” vowel sounds like the “ee” in teen, but it’s as quick as the second syllable of “Congress.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 15, 2017 • 1:20:35pm

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Is that a goat or a horse?!

it’s a cat…


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