Video: Stephen Colbert Would Prefer Not to Have the Earth Blow Up

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I hadn’t seen these longer clips of Trump ranting incoherently about North Korea, rambling and repeating himself, but let’s just say … they don’t exactly inspire confidence.

As a homeowner and inhabitant of the planet, Stephen is really hoping Earth continues to be.

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287 comments

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:24:11am

How about some good (hilarious) news to start off the new thread?

I don’t think my suggestion that they get and push was well-received. They refused help from the rescue ship, so this should end well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:24:30am

Do believe there is not a method to this madness…whenever we go on, satirically or seriously, about our concern for not seeing nuclear war break out, we are being distracted from an ongoing FBI investigation that just targeted DT’s campaign manager…

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:25:53am

Like Bolaño, whom he met one day in Paris, Zavala thinks narcos are misunderstood. The charismatic anti-hero - like Netflix’s Pablo Escobar - a macho man who keeps the state under his thumb, is written to entertain. There are more powerful criminals than Pablo, and they’re being overlooked because they seem ordinary. These men don’t carry around gold-plated AKs. Instead of showing chest, they button up, trading in snake-skin cowboy boots for freshly-shined Oxfords. They’re not caricatures of evil portrayed in movies like Sicario. Instead, he argues, the true jefes, those responsible for all the violence and in charge of the drug trade, are the politicians and businessmen of Mexico, who corrupt from the inside. “The myth is to believe that El Chapo, an uneducated farmer from Sinaloa, rules the world,” he told me. “I want people who hold real power to be in the most critical light.”

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:26:25am

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do believe there is not a method to this madness…whenever we go on, satirically or seriously, about our concern for not seeing nuclear war break out, we are being distracted from an ongoing FBI investigation that just targeted DT’s campaign manager…

The method is to distract —- think ZAPHOD.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:27:41am

re: #3 Birth Control Works

[In real life] evil is invisible, more ambiguous.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:27:50am

re: #4 Birth Control Works

The method is to distract —- think ZAPHOD.

and whatever else you can say about DT, he is adept at playing the media like a fiddle…

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:28:23am

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do believe there is not a method to this madness…whenever we go on, satirically or seriously, about our concern for not seeing nuclear war break out, we are being distracted from an ongoing FBI investigation that just targeted DT’s campaign manager…

We may be distracted, but I doubt Mueller is. Besides, what would we know about the investigation(s) anyway? I’m waiting for Sept/Oct when everyone is back to work and we might learn something.

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:30:54am

re: #7 calochortus

We may be distracted, but I doubt Mueller is. Besides, what would we know about the investigation(s) anyway? I’m waiting for Sept/Oct when everyone is back to work and we might learn something.

This is my view. tr*mp may well start a war to try to distract the media from speculating on the latest tr*mp/Russia news, but who cares about that speculation? If/when indictments come down, no amount of prior distraction of the media will have any significance.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:32:48am

I’m not mad at Trump for all this . I blame the >80% of Republicans that still support him. I blame the 33-35% of the country that still supports him. I blame the Evangelical Christians who base their mythology of seeing the world end as being a good thing that supports him.

Trump is who he is and has always been. …A paranoid 100% narcissistic egomaniac foul mouthed cretin who cannot control his primal urges to denigrate and assault women, recognize reality that defies his dictatorial needs, and never apologize for anything, ever. His supporters are the enablers that give him the power to fuck up much of the world. They are the ones that should be bearing the wrath from all this.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:34:32am

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Distracted from doing what tho? We can’t do much but reflect when a new piece of info is released. We still talk about it and watch open testimony when that happens within one of Congress’s parallel inquiries.

The healthcare fight showed that engaged citizens and pro activists were able to make sure we didn’t get paralyzed from an onslaught of crazy developments and daily gaslighting.

Voter suppression efforts continue apace and there are plenty of folks on the ground fighting that too. Not enough though.

I like to say that I can spread my indignance around like confetti. I will keep sprinkling the attention here and there and stay informed and if there is something we can do wrt Russiagate, I’m all in.

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:34:42am

re: #9 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I’m not mad at Trump for all this . I blame the >80% of Republicans that still support him. I blame the 33-35% of the country that still supports him. I blame the Evangelical Christians who base their mythology of seeing the world end as being a good thing that supports him.

Trump is who he is and has always been. …A paranoid 100% narcissistic egomaniac foul mouthed cretin who cannot control his primal urges to denigrate and assault women, recognize reality that defies his dictatorial needs, and never apologize for anything, ever. His supporters are the enablers that give him the power to fuck up much of the world. They are the ones that should be bearing the wrath from all this.

This, multiple times

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:36:13am

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:36:15am

re: #7 calochortus

We may be distracted, but I doubt Mueller is. Besides, what would we know about the investigation(s) anyway? I’m waiting for Sept/Oct when everyone is back to work and we might learn something.

Right. Just because the investigation isn’t getting top-of-the-hour coverage, Mueller and his team are getting closer to handing down indictments. That’s happening whether we’re ‘distracted’ or not. They’ve got their eye on that ball.

And the recent slant in news coverage - where the media is finally talking about Russian interference not as a possibility, but pretty much a near-certainty - is going to make a difference, too.

By the time we get to Halloween, things will look a lot different. Trump’s presidency is a joke now, but by then it will be seen more and more as a corrupt organization. More congress members will be emboldened to speak out as the mid-terms approach. The news cycle will feed on itself and the narrative will build.

I keep saying this - six months ago someone talking about the certainty of Trump-Russia collusion were shouted down. Now they’re getting interview hits everywhere but Fox.

Landscape. Changing.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:36:43am

re: #9 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I’m not mad at Trump for all this . I blame the >80% of Republicans that still support him. I blame the 33-35% of the country that still supports him. I blame the Evangelical Christians who base their mythology of seeing the world end as being a good thing that supports him.

Trump is who he is and has always been. …A paranoid 100% narcissistic egomaniac foul mouthed cretin who cannot control his primal urges to denigrate and assault women, recognize reality that defies his dictatorial needs, and never apologize for anything, ever. His supporters are the enablers that give him the power to fuck up much of the world. They are the ones that should be bearing the wrath from all this.

I blame white women

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:37:24am

re: #9 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I’m not mad at Trump for all this . I blame the >80% of Republicans that still support him. I blame the 33-35% of the country that still supports him. I blame the Evangelical Christians who base their mythology of seeing the world end as being a good thing that supports him.

Trump is who he is and has always been. …A paranoid 100% narcissistic egomaniac foul mouthed cretin who cannot control his primal urges to denigrate and assault women, recognize reality that defies his dictatorial needs, and never apologize for anything, ever. His supporters are the enablers that give him the power to fuck up much of the world. They are the ones that should be bearing the wrath from all this.

Indeed. The conclusion that voting for tr*mp was an evil act is inescapable.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:38:40am

re: #13 makeitstop

Hell, the way the media is, it’s probably better they stay away from this on an all day every day basis until it absolutely becomes THE story.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:39:41am

re: #9 Rocky-in-Connecticut

I feel you, but he’s still a grown ass man that is responsible for himself and a whole lot more now.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:41:00am

re: #13 makeitstop

Right. Just because the investigation isn’t getting top-of-the-hour coverage, Mueller and his team are getting closer to handing down indictments. That’s happening whether we’re ‘distracted’ or not. They’ve got their eye on that ball.

And the recent slant in news coverage - where the media is finally talking about Russian interference not as a possibility, but pretty much a near-certainty - is going to make a difference, too.

By the time we get to Halloween, things will look a lot different. Trump’s presidency is a joke now, but by then it will be seen more and more as a corrupt organization. More congress members will be emboldened to speak out as the mid-terms approach. The news cycle will feed on itself and the narrative will build.

I keep saying this - six months ago someone talking about the certainty of Trump-Russia collusion were shouted down. Now they’re getting interview hits everywhere but Fox.

Landscape. Changing.

August is a cruel month for political and/or news junkies. There just isn’t a ton of stuff to report. Not nothing, of course, but how long can you keep talking about N. Korea without any really new input?

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:42:12am

re: #16 JordanRules

Hell, the way the media is, it’s probably better they stay away from this on an all day every day basis until it absolutely becomes THE story.

Absolutely. When it comes time for Russiagate to blow up, it’s gonna really blow up.

I can wait. It’s going to be worth it.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:42:27am

re: #16 JordanRules

Hell, the way the media is, it’s probably better they stay away from this on an all day ever day basis until it absolutely becomes THE story.

Five months ago, the Trump/Russia story would’ve been dismissed for the most part as swivel-eyed conspiracy theory nonsense. Things have changed dramatically.

Think where we might be in another five months - hell, maybe less. Maybe in the next 90 days or so at the rate things are going.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:43:24am

re: #18 calochortus

August is a cruel month for political and/or news junkies. There just isn’t a ton of stuff to report. Not nothing, of course, but how long can you keep talking about N. Korea without any really new input?

Until the next morning’s tweets from the Orange one, of course.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:45:55am

re: #21 Big Beautiful Door

Until the next morning’s tweets from the Orange one, of course.

Most of them lack staying power.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:46:13am
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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:46:39am

re: #13 makeitstop

Right. Just because the investigation isn’t getting top-of-the-hour coverage, Mueller and his team are getting closer to handing down indictments. That’s happening whether we’re ‘distracted’ or not. They’ve got their eye on that ball.

And the recent slant in news coverage - where the media is finally talking about Russian interference not as a possibility, but pretty much a near-certainty - is going to make a difference, too.

By the time we get to Halloween, things will look a lot different. Trump’s presidency is a joke now, but by then it will be seen more and more as a corrupt organization. More congress members will be emboldened to speak out as the mid-terms approach. The news cycle will feed on itself and the narrative will build.

I keep saying this - six months ago someone talking about the certainty of Trump-Russia collusion were shouted down. Now they’re getting interview hits everywhere but Fox.

Landscape. Changing.

The landscape and tone have even changed slightly around here at LGF.

The thing about Trump distracting…it actually does not help. Everyone seems to know all his old tricks now, so the minute something meant to cause a distraction comes up, it might make the Mueller Gang buckle down even harder.

Trump likes to say “I never dealt with Russians” and that may be true is a sneaky slick snake way. Donny obviously believes it. However, I don’t think he is smart enough to understand something like a RICO indictment where he may not have been directly involved, but he was the head of the conspiracy and he sure as hell benefitted from it.

He thinks he is so damn smart and tricky. But that will be his downfall. I think he will be stunned to see the detail of Mueller’s findings. He may learn some things even he didn’t know because he was trying to stay out of it to protect himself.

Meanwhile his little soldiers could have fucked things up big time to where it is obvious what they did. His goon squad doesn’t seem to be the sharpest of tools. Mueller’s team is the sharpest of tools. And it seems Mueller chose each tool for a particular operation which hints he knows the whole structure already, they just need to flesh out the details.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:46:58am

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

Beautiful!

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:47:22am

re: #14 Birth Control Works

I blame white women

And a certain percentage of White men that should have known better.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:53:15am

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Meanwhile in other football news…the NFL has come down hard it seems on one former Ohio Stater Zeke Elliot. Gonna suspend him for 6 games for Domestic Violence and Bad Conduct. So sad for Cowboys fans…fuck Jerry Jones.

Not good Zeke…not good.

But unlike Kaepernick, Zeke will be allowed back in, where Kaepernick made the mistake of making the NFL look bad.

What???

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:53:41am

re: #26 ObserverArt

And a certain percentage of White men that should have known better.

100%

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:55:18am
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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:58:22am

re: #27 ObserverArt

But unlike Kaepernick, Zeke will be allowed back in, where Kaepernick made the mistake of making the NFL look bad.

What???

If Kaepernick beats up his girlfriend, will they let him back in?

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 11:59:48am

I think this [the pogrom, not the ignoring of it] influenced Trump’s ‘ban trans people from the military’ tweet.

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:01:10pm

re: #27 ObserverArt

Meanwhile in other football news…the NFL has come down hard it seems on one former Ohio Stater Zeke Elliot. Gonna suspend him for 6 games for Domestic Violence and Bad Conduct. So sad for Cowboys fans…fuck Jerry Jones.

Not good Zeke…not good.

But unlike Kaepernick, Zeke will be allowed back in, where Kaepernick made the mistake of making the NFL look bad.

What???

Kaepernick hasn’t been officially banned.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:01:45pm

re: #30 Ace-o-aces

If Kaepernick beats up his girlfriend, will they let him back in?

Ask the team owners. They are the ones that have blackballed him for making them look bad.

Problem is it makes THEM look bad.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:04:36pm

re: #32 Belafon

Kaepernick hasn’t been officially banned.

DIdn’t say he was. NFL is sitting it out as they know what it looks like. They also know a lot of their viewers are suspicious.

He is “effectively” banned by the owners group.

They think they are sending a message. The wrong one.

So much of this is reflective of our current political situation. It all stinks.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:05:54pm

re: #32 Belafon

And I haven’t officially had my right to vote revoked but….

That analogy only goes so far, but you know what I mean and how this works. :)
They can’t officially ban him so a de facto one will do.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:06:02pm

Gah. My garage door has just started opening and closing itself. Presumably this is related to the fact I lubricated the track this morning. Must go stare at it.

Laterz.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:08:25pm

re: #36 calochortus

Gah. My garage door has just started opening and closing itself. Presumably this is related to the fact I lubricated the track this morning. Must go stare at it.

Laterz.

I’m sure glad my bike doesn’t take itself around the neighborhood when I oil the chain.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:08:39pm

LOL

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:10:43pm

re: #13 makeitstop

Right. Just because the investigation isn’t getting top-of-the-hour coverage, Mueller and his team are getting closer to handing down indictments. That’s happening whether we’re ‘distracted’ or not. They’ve got their eye on that ball.

It is true that the investigation is going to proceed painfully slowly (by 24-hour cable news standards) because that is the only way they can assure that no procedural errors can trip it up or tip their hand.

But all the kerfuffle about the possibility of nuclear war is based on the notion that that our president is not just bumbling, narcissistic, thin-skinned, theatrical and inept, when the most important thing to keep in mind is that he is outright criminal in his dealings.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:11:06pm

re: #36 calochortus

Gah. My garage door has just started opening and closing itself. Presumably this is related to the fact I lubricated the track this morning. Must go stare at it.

Laterz.

Look for a little lube or something that might have gotten onto a sensor switch. It may be making a circuit closed and the door is responding to a signal/command. You will want to unplug the power before touching anything electrical related.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:11:08pm

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:11:47pm

re: #26 ObserverArt

And a certain percentage of White men that should have known better.

I’m just not as disappointed in white men as I am my fellow white women.

Queen Bee Syndrome - immature, IMHO

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:12:22pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

Demonetizing YouTube accounts and firing employees for expressing conservative viewpoints is fascism freedom of speech, freedom of association and free market

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:12:35pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Hahahahaha. They did him in but good.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:14:03pm

re: #36 calochortus

Gah. My garage door has just started opening and closing itself. Presumably this is related to the fact I lubricated the track this morning. Must go stare at it.

Laterz.

Or a neighbor with a garage door opener tuned to your system and is having fun with you.

:)

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:14:25pm

Swampthing can’t stay away from the swamp.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:15:08pm

re: #46 b.d. (bill d.)

Swampthing can’t stay away from the swamp.

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He must have left his phone charger on his nightstand.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:15:32pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

That earned a belly-laugh from me.

Brilliant.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:16:49pm

re: #31 wrenchwench

I think this [the pogrom, not the ignoring of it] influenced Trump’s ‘ban trans people from the military’ tweet.

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I’m surprised Fox isn’t using it as an excuse to bash Muslims. Maybe because Chechens are white and their leader is Putin’s buddy?

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:17:06pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

hahahaha

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:21:51pm

re: #36 calochortus

Gah. My garage door has just started opening and closing itself. Presumably this is related to the fact I lubricated the track this morning. Must go stare at it.

Laterz.

could be cause i just reheated my lunch in a new wi-fi microwave here in SoFla

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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:22:54pm

Before leaving work yesterday, I got the message “You need to install the new updates” on my laptop. I clicked thru the steps which started the process and left.

I came in this morning to “You are now ready to install the updates, do you wish to proceed?” message.

Yes, you motherfucker. That is why I fucking told you to run last fucking night, so you would be fucking done when I got in.

2 hours later, I’m back online.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:25:09pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

Look for a little lube or something that might have gotten onto a sensor switch. It may be making a circuit closed and the door is responding to a signal/command. You will want to unplug the power before touching anything electrical related.

Why? Fingers make great electrical continuity checkers.

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:25:52pm

re: #52 Kragar

Before leaving work yesterday, I got the message “You need to install the new updates” on my laptop. I clicked thru the steps which started the process and left.

I came in this morning to “You are now ready to install the updates, do you wish to proceed?” message.

Yes, you motherfucker. That is why I fucking told you to run last fucking night, so you would be fucking done when I got in.

2 hours later, I’m back online.

Right there. Talking like that to early AI will only make them fuck with you more.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:28:48pm

re: #52 Kragar

Before leaving work yesterday, I got the message “You need to install the new updates” on my laptop. I clicked thru the steps which started the process and left.

I came in this morning to “You are now ready to install the updates, do you wish to proceed?” message.

Yes, you motherfucker. That is why I fucking told you to run last fucking night, so you would be fucking done when I got in.

2 hours later, I’m back online.

Don’t you just love the New Microsoft?
Forcefeed users updates then fuck with them when they decide on an appropriate time to perform them.

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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:28:49pm
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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:31:20pm

re: #54 nines09

Right there. Talking like that to early AI will only make them fuck with you more.

Coworkers: “I keep trying to run these patches, but the system keeps hanging and won’t respond!
Me, after disconnecting the power supply: “I win.”

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:32:59pm

Rude Pundit steps up to calm everybody down

Hey, kids, it’s your ol’ pal Rude Pundit here, puffin’ away on his corncob hashpipe and sittin’ on his hay bale outside his survivalist bunker in a secret place where he’d have to kill you if you knew where it was. Some of you young ‘uns weren’t around during the great Cold War of a good chunk of the last century, so you don’t know what it’s like to wake up every day with a gut-churning feeling that the entire world is gonna be wiped out by huge fireballs and radiation sickness.

No, sir and ma’am, the 1980s wasn’t all New Wave, Eddie Murphy, and shoulder pads. Why, back when the Soviet Union was the “evil empire,” we all thought we were gonna die any second, but we learned to live with it. So I’m gonna give you some of my wisdom from those bad ol’ days to help you weather this new round of shit-yourself apocalypse fear.

[ Go read it, it’s funny ]

Well, kids, that’s about it for ol’ Rude Pundit trying to give you hope. I’m gonna go into my bunker now and wait this out. We’ve got enough weed and whiskey to last us a few months. That’s my suggestion: get high, get laid, listen to music, ignore shit for a while, turn off the Twitter and the TV, and go outside while you still can. But don’t freak out. It’s pretty useless.

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:33:06pm

re: #57 Kragar

“Why you wrapping a paper clip around the prongs on the plug?” Me; “Hard reboot.”

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:36:48pm

re: #53 b_sharp

Why? Fingers make great electrical continuity checkers.

“Hold these and let me know what happens. No. Up on the ladder. Yes the aluminum one. Here. Let me take your shoes off, they look wet and you might slip. Ready?”

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:37:16pm

Hmm.

Laptop CPU getting up to 104C. High enough to boil water.

Question is:

Do I cook an egg on it or not?

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:37:56pm

re: #60 nines09

“Hold these and let me know what happens. No. Up on the ladder. Yes the aluminum one. Here. Let me take your shoes off, they look wet and you might slip. Ready?”

That’s how I curl my hair.

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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:37:59pm

re: #59 nines09

“Why you wrapping a paper clip around the prongs on the plug?” Me; “Hard reboot.”

“Can’t we just cycle the power?”
“NO! You’ve got to unplug so the data held in RAM can die screaming in terror and be purged before starting again.”
“…Ok.”

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:40:09pm

re: #62 b_sharp

That’s how I curl my hair.

It appears you did a bang up job. //

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:40:47pm

re: #61 b_sharp

Hmm.

Laptop CPU getting up to 104C. High enough to boil water.

Question is:

Do I cook an egg on it or not?

Raw eggs can be bad for you. Cook away.

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:41:01pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

OMG! That is so freaking funny! Is that really his official site?

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:41:26pm

re: #52 Kragar

Before leaving work yesterday, I got the message “You need to install the new updates” on my laptop. I clicked thru the steps which started the process and left.

I came in this morning to “You are now ready to install the updates, do you wish to proceed?” message.

Yes, you motherfucker. That is why I fucking told you to run last fucking night, so you would be fucking done when I got in.

2 hours later, I’m back online.

I’ve been locked out of my Apple account for months. I’m an idiot and don’t remember my secret answers. I’ve called, they don’t have a super magic back door key. I get sent an email in 24 hours and have to thru a procedure which I always fuck-up and the whole process starts again.

I’ve given-up. I figure this way, I can’t spend any money in the app store.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:42:17pm

This fucking reckless moron is doing it AGAIN.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:42:22pm

re: #54 nines09

Right there. Talking like that to early AI will only make them fuck with you more.

You are correct, Agent Smith would not appreciate that attitude.

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:42:49pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

HAHAHAHA!! Clicking the link at the top (are you a homosexual) takes you to hell .com.

And Trump is going to love the 46th part. DYING!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:43:50pm
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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:44:19pm

re: #64 nines09

It appears you did a bang up job. //

He never said the hairs on his head.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:44:49pm

re: #62 b_sharp

That’s how I curl my hair.

Looks like it worked real good. Now you don’t have to fuss with it as much. Sorta like a permanent.

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:44:57pm

re: #72 Kragar

He never said the hairs on his head.

I wasn’t going there. It turned his beard grey…..

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Belafon  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:46:18pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

Out of 320Million.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:50:15pm
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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:50:20pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:51:48pm

re: #77 Kragar

Yep, pretty much this.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:52:33pm
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Kragar  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:52:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:52:49pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:54:27pm

re: #67 Birth Control Works

I’ve been locked out of my Apple account for months. I’m an idiot and don’t remember my secret answers. I’ve called, they don’t have a super magic back door key. I get sent an email in 24 hours and have to thru a procedure which I always fuck-up and the whole process starts again.

I’ve given-up. I figure this way, I can’t spend any money in the app store.

Have you tried 123456?

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:56:09pm

re: #72 Kragar

He never said the hairs on his head.

Hey. Is my wife publishing pictures of me on the web again?

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:56:35pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

Look for a little lube or something that might have gotten onto a sensor switch. It may be making a circuit closed and the door is responding to a signal/command. You will want to unplug the power before touching anything electrical related.

That was my thought. I did get some lube on the vinyl chain thingie up at the top. I can’t imagine what sensor it could get on, but what do I know? I have cleaned it up a bit and it has gone a whole 5 minutes without doing anything alarming, so we will see. I didn’t get anywhere near anything electrical, but yeah, I unplugged it because unpredictable moving parts are no fun.

I think I have displeased the Gods of Household Appliances. Did I rant here or somewhere else yesterday about my gas cooktop burner that died? For the second time in 15 years, except now Thermador has quit making parts for them, because apparently 15 years is an unacceptable age. The previous Thermador cooktop lasted for nearly 40 years….

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MsJ  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:56:49pm

This is so funny! Alas, I have a meeting. But really, go here: officialmikepence.com

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:57:02pm

re: #32 Belafon

Kaepernick hasn’t been officially banned.

Speaking as someone who knows almost nothing about football, I have to ask… how good a player is or isn’t he?

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:57:31pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

I guess there’s nobody near Trump with the guts or the sense to tell him how FREAKING RECKLESS he’s being.

Has anyone seen John Kelly?

I want to let him know; Kelly, you’re doing a heck of a job.

Those words seem to be important around disaster areas.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 12:58:02pm

re: #80 Kragar

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:00:43pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:01:08pm

Picked up the cat from the cat boarding place this morning. He won’t shut up & keeps climbing on our laps.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:02:11pm
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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:02:13pm

re: #70 MsJ

HAHAHAHA!! Clicking the link at the top (are you a homosexual) takes you to hell .com.

And Trump is going to love the 46th part. DYING!

[Embedded content]

i think there is a thing here

and here:
parody, mockery, delegitimizing

You don’t counter this entire nonsensical situation with logic, debunking, petitions, sober analysis, outrage.

You counter it by not allowing it to be normalized, by not treating it as serious.

you laugh at him and them

weak, impotent, sad

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Myron Falwell  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:02:20pm

re: #7 calochortus

We may be distracted, but I doubt Mueller is. Besides, what would we know about the investigation(s) anyway? I’m waiting for Sept/Oct when everyone is back to work and we might learn something.

THIS.

Trump is playing the media, but he’s doing it from a position of great weakness.

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wheat-dogg  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:04:12pm

re: #52 Kragar

Before leaving work yesterday, I got the message “You need to install the new updates” on my laptop. I clicked thru the steps which started the process and left.

I came in this morning to “You are now ready to install the updates, do you wish to proceed?” message.

Yes, you motherfucker. That is why I fucking told you to run last fucking night, so you would be fucking done when I got in.

2 hours later, I’m back online.

Must be a Canadian update system. My laptop just abruptly shuts down when Win 8.1 wants to update files.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:04:38pm

re: #86 sagehen

Speaking as someone who knows almost nothing about football, I have to ask… how good a player is or isn’t he?

He took the 49ers to the Super Bowl a few years back, so there’s that.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:05:24pm

re: #86 sagehen

Speaking as someone who knows almost nothing about football, I have to ask… how good a player is or isn’t he?

Many say he is a decent second string back up kind of quarterback and as good as many others and better than some of the late hires for that role.

The strangest circumstance was with the Baltimore Ravens who needed a good backup. The team and the coach seemed to be okay with taking him but the owner held off.

That caught many out as they said Kaepernick was better than the guy they did hire.

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:06:08pm

None of this nonsense between tr*mp and North Korea is a surprise. If it ends up in war with North Korea, that will not be a surprise. If nukes are used and/or China gets involved, this would also not be a surprise.

The president of the Unites States has real responsibilities, and an addled narcissistic sociopath like tr*mp is categorically incapable of dealing with these responsibilities. Every meathead in the US that voted for Fuckface von Clownstick to be president owns their share of the responsibility for all of tr*mp’s crimes in office, including the practically inevitable war crimes.

If we do get to a Washington War Crimes trials scenario, foreign occupation of the US until a thorough denazification of the US is completed would be completely appropriate.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:06:23pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:06:36pm

Does Widespread Pain Spread From the Brain?

Whenever someone experiences pain, they often think about how intense the pain is — but rarely do they also consider how widespread the pain is.

Harris is the senior author on a new study, published in Pain, that sought to find what underlies widespread pain.

“We examined data from the brains of participants in the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network study,” Harris says. “We compared participants with a clinical diagnosis of urological chronic pelvic pain syndrome to pain-free controls and to fibromyalgia patients.”

Harris and colleagues examined if widespread pain, thought to be a marker of centralization in the nervous system, actually originates in the brain.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:07:12pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

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So Mike’s a closet bodybuilder. Who knew???????

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:07:15pm

re: #90 b_sharp

Picked up the cat from the cat boarding place this morning. He won’t shut up & keeps climbing on our laps.

If he never acted like that before, they ignored him. Totally. Starved for contact.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:07:44pm

re: #86 sagehen

Speaking as someone who knows almost nothing about football, I have to ask… how good a player is or isn’t he?

fivethirtyeight.com says he’s good enough to have a job in the NFL.

fivethirtyeight.com

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Myron Falwell  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:08:04pm

re: #32 Belafon

Kaepernick hasn’t been officially banned.

He’s definitely been blackballed. The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a good quarterback of note since the Clinton administration, and refused to consider him.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:08:10pm

re: #45 Birth Control Works

Or a neighbor with a garage door opener tuned to your system and is having fun with you.

:)

That’s funny because I had a friend who’s parents garage door clicker worked on a garage down the road from my house. One Halloween we had them believing in ghosts I’m sure.

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:08:38pm

Had a good swim at lunch today. It wasn’t until I was in the way to the jacuzzi afterwards that I realized I had my trunks on inside out. I rocked the exposed loin doily.

It’s one thing to be a fat man in a Speedo. It’s entirely another to be a fat man in an inside out Speedo. And I thought the woman in the jacuzzi smiled at me because I was cute.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:09:12pm

“It just seemed too good to be true,” she said. “It seemed too big.”

She was right.

Galloway and her team dug deep, fought multiple legal battles over records and worked to gain the trust of investors losing confidence in the project. They chronicled complaints that this development was starting to feel like a scam, and reported on the cozy relationship Stenger had with state oversight authorities.

Four years and dozens of stories later, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced federal fraud charges against Stenger and Quiros in what they called a “massive eight-year fraudulent scheme.” It was a “Ponzi-like” operation, in which they collected millions of dollars from foreign investors, pocketed some and paid for past projects with the rest, according to the complaint. Newer projects were left incomplete, and investors were left bilked. Galloway and her team knew about almost all of this — they just couldn’t get anyone to go on the record.

With their investigative authority, SEC officials said they were able to determine Stenger and Quiros misused $200 million of the $350 million that had been invested. Quiros, they said, probably pocketed $50 million for himself. Stenger, who denied culpability, reached a settlement with federal regulators over the civil charges. Quiros’ case is still ongoing. Both remain under a federal criminal investigation.

Hear how it all began on The Breakthrough, the ProPublica podcast where investigative reporters reveal how they nailed their biggest stories.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:11:02pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:11:10pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:11:24pm

re: #97 EPR-radar

None of this nonsense between tr*mp and North Korea is a surprise. If it ends up in war with North Korea, that will not be a surprise. If nukes are used and/or China gets involved, this would also not be a surprise.

The president of the Unites States has real responsibilities, and an addled narcissistic sociopath like tr*mp is categorically incapable of dealing with these responsibilities. Every meathead in the US that voted for Fuckface von Clownstick to be president owns their share of the responsibility for all of tr*mp’s crimes in office, including the practically inevitable war crimes.

If we do get to a Washington War Crimes trials scenario, foreign occupation of the US until a thorough denazification of the US is completed would be completely appropriate.

Wouldn’t it be a kick-in-the-pants if all this ends with other nations or the UN declaring sanctions against the USA?

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:11:29pm

re: #105 darthstar

Had a good swim at lunch today. It wasn’t until I was in the way to the jacuzzi afterwards that I realized I had my trunks on inside out. I rocked the exposed loin doily.

It’s one thing to be a fat man in a Speedo. It’s entirely another to be a fat man in an inside out Speedo. And I thought the woman in the jacuzzi smiled at me because I was cute.

porque no los dos?

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:12:48pm

re: #105 darthstar

Had a good swim at lunch today. It wasn’t until I was in the way to the jacuzzi afterwards that I realized I had my trunks on inside out. I rocked the exposed loin doily.

It’s one thing to be a fat man in a Speedo. It’s entirely another to be a fat man in an inside out Speedo. And I thought the woman in the jacuzzi smiled at me because I was cute.

You have no idea how many times I went to pick up groceries and only as I walked back to my car felt a breeze….I wear carpenter jeans and usually have a T or shirt untucked…..But I can imagine someone going… “There he is AGAIN!!”

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:13:49pm

bbl

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:13:54pm

re: #101 nines09

If he never acted like that before, they ignored him. Totally. Starved for contact.

He apparently wouldn’t come out of his ‘condo’ for 5 days. Just started coming out the last few days.

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:15:36pm

re: #111 nines09

You have no idea how many times I went to pick up groceries and only as I walked back to my car felt a breeze….I wear carpenter jeans and usually have a T or shirt untucked…..But I can imagine someone going… “There he is AGAIN!!”

Oh, yeah…my door is often open.

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Myron Falwell  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:15:39pm

re: #109 Birth Control Works

Wouldn’t it be a kick-in-the-pants if all this ends with other nations or the UN declaring sanctions against the USA?

Probably would be the best case scenario if we got sanctions slapped on us.

Of course the pig people will continue to blame President Obama because conservatism is a mental illness.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:15:49pm

re: #105 darthstar

Had a good swim at lunch today. It wasn’t until I was in the way to the jacuzzi afterwards that I realized I had my trunks on inside out. I rocked the exposed loin doily.

It’s one thing to be a fat man in a Speedo. It’s entirely another to be a fat man in an inside out Speedo. And I thought the woman in the jacuzzi smiled at me because I was cute.

Walked around for a couple of hrs with my fly open at a clients place a couple of weeks ago.

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:15:52pm

re: #107 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]You clearly have no understanding of the Bible or politics. Your insane pro-war rhetoric has no place in public discourse.

“delete your bible”

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:16:28pm

re: #113 b_sharp

He apparently wouldn’t come out of his ‘condo’ for 5 days. Just started coming out the last few days.

Maybe he just didn’t like the place? Could be set off by a number of things.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:17:09pm

re: #18 calochortus

August is a cruel month for political and/or news junkies. There just isn’t a ton of stuff to report. Not nothing, of course, but how long can you keep talking about N. Korea without any really new input?

Why is this August different than every other August?

Because there is a ton of stuff to report and because there’s truly new details that are ongoing about the Russia investigations, movement on the legal landscape regarding all of Trump’s cronies lawyering up (and changing lawyers to those that have a particular set of skills - like Manafort picking new counsel to address financial crimes), and Trump makes news daily with his endless barrage of insane tweets that show he is completely divorced from reality and who thinks that his tweets means that the utterances contained therein are now fact (such as when he thinks that the nuclear arsenal is updated or the military is now ready - when the units that would be fighting the war aren’t in position, but the nukes are as they’ve been for decades - waiting for the launch codes).

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:18:30pm

re: #90 b_sharp

Picked up the cat from the cat boarding place this morning. He won’t shut up & keeps climbing on our laps.

We got back from my wife’s father’s funeral to find one of our cats, Craig, gone. He’d left Saturday afternoon when Merle was chasing him around the yard. Hoping he’s just taking a break but it’s been six days now. Hate this feeling.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:18:58pm

re: #118 nines09

Maybe he just didn’t like the place? Could be set off by a number of things.

He’s been there before & had no problem adapting. That was in January though & I was away for 4 days in February so maybe it was too much too soon for him.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:19:00pm

re: #119 lawhawk

Why is this August different than every other August?

Because there is a ton of stuff to report and because there’s truly new details that are ongoing about the Russia investigations, movement on the legal landscape regarding all of Trump’s cronies lawyering up (and changing lawyers to those that have a particular set of skills - like Manafort picking new counsel to address financial crimes), and Trump makes news daily with his endless barrage of insane tweets that show he is completely divorced from reality and who thinks that his tweets means that the utterances contained therein are now fact (such as when he thinks that the nuclear arsenal is updated or the military is now ready - when the units that would be fighting the war aren’t in position, but the nukes are as they’ve been for decades - waiting for the launch codes).

OK, I’ll buy that. I still think we’re getting a lot of little random bits of news and not a coherent story. But then it’s Trump, so there’s that.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:20:52pm

re: #103 Myron Falwell

He’s definitely been blackballed. The Cleveland Browns haven’t had a good quarterback of note since the Clinton administration, and refused to consider him.

Cleveland didn’t really need a quarterback this year. They have many bucks tied up in Osweiler and Kessler and the new kid Kizer as a number 2 draft choice are both serviceable maybe even starters for the team they are. So I am not going to hang any of this on the Browns, they have other issues.

And hopefully they may be on their way to solving one big problem that has hurt their quarterback play (literally). They may have a better offensive line. Too many times the quarterback would have zero time and then get killed and out with injuries.

Even Tom Brady can’t be a good quarterback laying on his back in pain the first series of a game.

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:21:33pm

re: #120 darthstar

I had a cat run off when I got a new mutt. Hope he shows up for you.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:21:42pm

re: #120 darthstar

We got back from my wife’s father’s funeral to find one of our cats, Craig, gone. He’d left Saturday afternoon when Merle was chasing him around the yard. Hoping he’s just taking a break but it’s been six days now. Hate this feeling.

That would worry the crap out of me. That’s one of the reason’s he’s a house cat and we don’t let him go outside.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:22:23pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:24:47pm

re: #126 gocart mozart

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What really bothers me are all the kids shows that show fish families. Those shows are obviously trying to get our kids to become fish.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:25:13pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:25:38pm

re: #109 Birth Control Works

Wouldn’t it be a kick-in-the-pants if all this ends with other nations or the UN declaring sanctions against the USA?

The US could block UN sanctions against itself with its security council veto, but having to do that would be excruciatingly embarrassing.

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:26:03pm

re: #128 goddamnedfrank

Brietbart Fashion alert.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:26:36pm

re: #128 goddamnedfrank

O_O

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nines09  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:26:38pm

Off to get groceries…..check.

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dangerman  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:29:27pm

re: #128 goddamnedfrank

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really?

you had to?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:42:18pm

It’s about 10:40 p.m. here and looking southwest from my balcony, man, there’s one helluva lightning storm going on in the mountains - I saw at least a dozen ground strikes, right in the damn forests.

Temperatures here have been above normal for the last two weeks or so, and everything’s tinder dry. I’ve been reading reports that the national forestry service is getting stretched to the breaking point trying to put out lightning-caused forest fires for the last 72 hours or so.

Messaged a friend of mine who’s out of town, in the general area where I’m seeing the ground strikes, and she said it’s like a gothic horror film - she’s afraid to go outside for a smoke for fear she’ll get zapped.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:43:18pm

re: #120 darthstar

We got back from my wife’s father’s funeral to find one of our cats, Craig, gone. He’d left Saturday afternoon when Merle was chasing him around the yard. Hoping he’s just taking a break but it’s been six days now. Hate this feeling.

Oh, sorry to hear this. I had a cat get out of the house on me a few years ago and I couldn’t get him back. I was heart-broken.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:48:55pm

It’s not just a picture of NM. It’s a picture of NM tweeted by my US Senator.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:50:06pm

...

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:53:10pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:56:57pm

re: #91 FormerDirtDart

What.The.Ever.Loving.Fuck?

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:57:01pm
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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:57:03pm

Army discovery may offer new energy source

Army scientists and engineers recently made a groundbreaking discovery — an aluminum nanomaterial of their design produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water, or with any liquid containing water.

During routine materials experimentation at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, a team of researchers observed a bubbling reaction when adding water to a nano-galvanic aluminum-based powder.

“We all as a team were very excited and ecstatic that something good had happened,” said Dr. Anit Giri, a physicist with the lab’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

The team further investigated and found that water — two molecules of hydrogen and one of oxygen — splits apart when coming into contact with their unique aluminum nanomaterial.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2017 • 1:58:16pm
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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:14:48pm

Hirsute gun nut kills thread dead!

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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:15:25pm

I’m proud of my work.

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:16:14pm

Bet he doesn’t pay it.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:16:16pm

re: #144 Amory Blaine

I’m proud of my work.

Don’t be.

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:17:37pm

NRA TV host apologizes for suggesting North Korea attack California

nydailynews.com

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:18:14pm

re: #141 Amory Blaine

Army discovery may offer new energy source

Now…how do we weaponize it?

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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:19:36pm

re: #146 calochortus

Let me try to redeem myself with a classic pic of George.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:19:38pm

re: #53 b_sharp

Why? Fingers make great electrical continuity checkers.

The higher the voltage/current, the better they work.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:22:06pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:22:37pm

re: #137 gocart mozart

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:23:07pm

re: #145 darthstar

$200? Hell, he probably has that much stuck to his shoe.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:23:49pm

re: #149 Amory Blaine

Let me try to redeem myself with a classic pic of George.

[Embedded content]

You are redeemed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:26:17pm

You know you’re Canadian when you’re proofreading and misread “routine testing” as “poutine testing”.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:28:46pm

Meanwhile the garage door is still playing upsie. downsies all by itself. I unplugged it. Now if it goes up and down we’ll know it is actually possessed.
I’ll look into it further tomorrow. Not actually in the mood right now. For some reason.
The good news is that the appliance repair guy thinks he has the parts for my cooktop and will be here on Tuesday.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:32:11pm

We’re being invaded by box elder beetles who seem to think we’re running a bug bordello.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:32:20pm
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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:32:26pm

As far as Omarosa being at that convention - nobody wanted her there. Half the panel she was supposed to be on bailed when they added her.

New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was scheduled to moderate a panel on police brutality on Friday, which featured Valerie Castile, Sandra Sterling, and the New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb. Hannah-Jones and Cobb pulled out of the panel, and Bounce TV’s Ed Gordon stepped in to serve as the event’s moderator.

Cobb told Page Six that the reason for pulling out “wasn’t simply the addition of Omarosa. It was that she was added at the eleventh hour and it was unclear whether we would be able to discuss substantive issues regarding the administration and its policing policies. Also, the panel was very disorganized, and basic things like format were not clear.”

CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Networks bureau chief April Ryan has distanced herself from Manigault since she became an aide to President Donald Trump. The veteran White House reporter alleged on CNN comrade Angela Rye’s podcast that Manigault — who works in the public liaison office — had tried to sabotage her career.

Ryan said of Omarosa, “She was going around telling Sean Spicer not to call on me [during press conferences]. She’s calling other people, newsmakers, sources … trolling my Twitter … She wanted to kill my career.” Ryan had a testy exchange with Spicer in March, when he ordered her to “stop shaking your head.”

She added, “When you try to kill me and my career because you want to advance yourself, because you are now making money after not making money from selling cellphones, and now you’re making $180,000 a year, good for you. But you know what? Karma comes back. And I told her, ‘The sad thing about it is: No one likes you.’

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:32:45pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:33:08pm

re: #156 calochortus

Meanwhile the garage door is still playing upsie. downsies all by itself. I unplugged it. Now if it goes up and down we’ll know it is actually possessed.
I’ll look into it further tomorrow. Not actually in the mood right now. For some reason.
The good news is that the appliance repair guy thinks he has the parts for my cooktop and will be here on Tuesday.

Is the garage door opener very old? Mine started doing that when it was >25 years old. Not a thing you want to come home to after a long vacation.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:36:18pm

re: #161 BlueSpotinAL

Is the garage door opener very old? Mine started doing that when it was >25 years old. Not a thing you want to come home to after a long vacation.

Indecisive garage doors are particularly annoying, almost as bad as indecisive drivers.

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BlueSpotinAL  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:37:13pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:39:30pm

My wife lost the remote for the large living room fan & that has disrupted the entire family. Not sure if I should castigate or ostracize her for it.

Did I mention we have no central air conditioning?

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:39:40pm

re: #160 wrenchwench

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I love Audie.

Only thing I miss from my horrific commutes is the deluge of NPR.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:40:11pm
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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:40:32pm

re: #161 BlueSpotinAL

Is the garage door opener very old? Mine started doing that when it was >25 years old. Not a thing you want to come home to after a long vacation.

Nope, just about 3. I think some grease got somewhere it shouldn’t when I lubed the track.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:41:34pm

re: #147 Skip Intro

NRA TV host apologizes for suggesting North Korea attack California

nydailynews.com

He is expressing the Radical Religious RIght’s wet dream—seeing Sodom San Francisco and Gomorrah Hollywood nuked for flaunting Gawd…

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:42:31pm

re: #163 BlueSpotinAL

Seems to violate the laws of thermodynamics.

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As we all learned from Atlas Shrugged; the laws of thermodynamics can be overcome by the power of capitalism! (and crappy writing).

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:42:57pm

re: #163 BlueSpotinAL

Seems to violate the laws of thermodynamics.

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Why do you say that? It’s simply releasing hydrogen from the nano-galvanic aluminum that was put into it during manufacture.

The title of the article is misleading, it’s not a source of energy any more than a battery is.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:43:37pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What the fuck?

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:43:39pm

I’m looking at photos of the White House renovation, and I’m wondering if Mueller got a court order to do a little ‘work’ of his own in there…

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:44:15pm

re: #168 Joe Bacon 🌹

He is expressing the Radical Religious RIght’s wet dream—seeing Sodom San Francisco and Gomorrah Hollywood nuked for flaunting Gawd…

And he used the “just joking” excuse that’s in vogue now. “Just Joking” is this year’s “I’m sorry if you were offended”.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:44:35pm

re: #172 makeitstop

I’m looking at photos of the White House renovation, and I’m wondering if Mueller got a court order to do a little ‘work’ of his own in there…

My thought was Trump is using it as an excuse to look for Obama “bugs.”

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:44:50pm

re: #167 calochortus

Nope, just about 3. I think some grease got somewhere it shouldn’t when I lubed the track.

We all get a little inconsistent & jerky when we get lube in the wrong place.

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:45:10pm

People are reporting Trump’s NK tweets as violations of Twitter’s TOS.

I think a simple timeout would make him shit the bed with rage…

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darthstar  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:45:47pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:45:48pm

re: #175 b_sharp

We all get a little inconsistent & jerky when we get lube in the wrong place.

And then the brakes don’t work.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:47:38pm

…the best people…

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:47:42pm

re: #178 wrenchwench

And then the brakes don’t work.

I’ve always had a problem with correct breaking.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:49:02pm

re: #180 b_sharp

I’ve always had a problem with correct breaking.

I hear today’s Google Doodle can help with that.

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:49:08pm

re: #174 Barefoot Grin

My thought was Trump is using it as an excuse to look for Obama “bugs.”

How cool would it be if there weren’t any in there when they started, but there were when they were finished?

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:56:01pm

re: #181 wrenchwench

I hear today’s Google Doodle can help with that.

That’s quite the doodle.

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:56:55pm

re: #181 wrenchwench

I hear today’s Google Doodle can help with that.

I can’t rhyme well, so that kind of stops me.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:57:31pm

re: #168 Joe Bacon 🌹

He is expressing the Radical Religious RIght’s wet dream—seeing Sodom San Francisco and Gomorrah Hollywood nuked for flaunting Gawd…

Flouting. But I agree.

/pedant

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:57:57pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 2:58:34pm

Frigginsprakkengarfin %^$&&@@!%$ I have to get out of my chair to change fan speed.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:00:03pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:00:26pm

re: #172 makeitstop

I’m looking at photos of the White House renovation, and I’m wondering if Mueller got a court order to do a little ‘work’ of his own in there…

Bless the flooring installers (the most underrated trade)

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:01:17pm

Trump just said South Korea is very happy right now.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:02:53pm

Nicky Haley, hostage.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:03:19pm

re: #190 Dr. Matt

Trump just said South Korea is very happy right now.

Talk to our ambassador did he? Oh. Wait…

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:07:14pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:09:02pm

re: #120 darthstar

Fuck. Fingers crossed that he comes back soon.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:10:34pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:12:00pm

re: #195 Stanley Sea

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:12:02pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:12:21pm

re: #128 goddamnedfrank

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:13:02pm

He wants these pressers.

He has no idea how terrifying they are.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:13:53pm

Rexxon and Nicky Haley on each side.

The incompetence floats.

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:14:36pm

re: #199 Stanley Sea

He wants these pressers.

He has no ideadoesn’t care how terrifying they are.

Fixed.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:15:00pm

re: #141 Amory Blaine

Army discovery may offer new energy source

Vehicle that can run on water

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:15:36pm

re: #196 Stanley Sea

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Jesus Christ. He’s just itching to start shooting at someone isn’t he?

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:16:56pm

re: #203 Eclectic Cyborg

Jesus Christ. He’s just itching to start shooting at someone isn’t he?

Give him a video game and tell him it’s “his” military.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:21:57pm

bblre: #141 Amory Blaine

Army discovery may offer new energy source

Well, we know it can’t be transparent aluminium

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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:22:47pm

So Trump says we’ll have an answer to Russia’s expelling our diplomats by Sept. 1st? I thought he had an answer: “Thank you.”

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:22:50pm
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calochortus  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:25:06pm

OK, I really need to get some stuff done. Let’s see what other little tasks I can screw up, shall we?

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:26:08pm

Start FireFox up & my cpu heats up. Seems they still haven’t dealt with the high CPU demand on FF.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:26:26pm

re: #198 Eventual Carrion

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You know, one posting without a mind bleach warning was bad enough …

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Hecuba's daughter  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:28:14pm

re: #158 gocart mozart

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Because of Brooks’ rant, I actually went and read the memo that provoked his fury. While I agree that Damore probably shouldn’t have been fired, I do believe that the NY Times should hand Brooks his walking papers. He either was too shallow or ignorant to understand Damore, or he basically shares Damore’s misogynistic views. The memo itself was a farrago of misinformation and uneducated opinions that was designed to elicit a hostile reaction from anyone who held other views. Brooks has seen better days; he deserves to go.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:29:08pm

Our cat got out one night (probaby when we let the dogs out). We didn’t notice (bad on us). Next morning, hubby went to let the dogs out and the cat was sitting as close the back door as he could get with dew all over him.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:29:41pm

re: #209 b_sharp

Do you run rainmaker or anything to monitor that?

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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:30:39pm

re: #213 Unshaken Defiance

Do you run rainmaker or anything to monitor that?

HWMonitor.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:30:54pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:32:23pm

re: #213 Unshaken Defiance

Do you run rainmaker or anything to monitor that?

It’s an old laptop I cobbled together from used parts & it overheats all the time. Doesn’t take much cpu demand to send it over 100C.

I think the copper heatsink pipe lost its contents.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:32:54pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:33:54pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:35:37pm

Panetta is blasting on CNN

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:38:01pm
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b_sharp  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:39:02pm

I just popped on to Twitter using my business account to see what was going on. I only follow a dozen people so not much was going on.

Weird how much calmer I feel here than on Twitter.

Ommmmmm

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:40:50pm

Meeting with his top diplomats = Rexxon, only knows business & Nikki Haley (Ask Beach Dem)

Panetta was intense.

Hope to find video soon.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:42:17pm

re: #218 wrenchwench

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Cute, but I would give ‘em a better and more nutritious lettuce. Otters deserve the best.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:42:42pm

bbl

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:43:40pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:43:48pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:43:50pm
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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:43:56pm

This Micky ficky basically dares the GOP Congress to do something about him every damn day.

Like a bully getting into your face and lurching towards you and yelling “what, say something, say something” and walking away and then coming back later to do it all over again.

They are all cowards and traitors.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:44:44pm
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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:45:43pm

re: #222 Stanley Sea

Yeah, I saw your comment too late. They had just finished when I turned the channel so please post if you find video.

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:46:00pm

re: #191 Stanley Sea

Nicky Haley, hostageincompetent asshole.

FIFY (you KNOW how I feel about that woman.)

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:48:02pm

re: #223 ObserverArt

Cute, but I would give ‘em a better and more nutritious lettuce. Otters deserve the best.

If he (assumption) wanted french fries, you’d give him french fries. Just to see his joy and enthusiasm.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:48:56pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:49:31pm
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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:51:34pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:51:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:52:22pm
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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:52:55pm

re: #233 Stanley Sea

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Shorter Panetta—with a reality tv talking yam in the White House, we are fucked.

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:53:01pm

re: #211 Hecuba’s daughter

Because of Brooks’ rant, I actually went and read the memo that provoked his fury. While I agree that Damore probably shouldn’t have been fired, I do believe that the NY Times should hand Brooks his walking papers. He either was too shallow or ignorant to understand Damore, or he basically shares Damore’s misogynistic views. The memo itself was a farrago of misinformation and uneducated opinions that was designed to elicit a hostile reaction from anyone who held other views. Brooks has seen better days; he deserves to go.

Damore had to be fired. It was absolutely a no-brainer to do so. Among other things, keeping him on staff after the manifesto came out would be a prima facie case for a hostile work environment at Google vs. women.

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:54:06pm

I miss God.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:54:13pm

I’m going for sushi.

Interesting thing about becoming an old. I LIKE early meals.

I can go to bed earlier & get my (not an old) 9 hours.

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Unshaken Defiance  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:54:45pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:55:37pm

re: #232 wrenchwench

If he (assumption) wanted french fries, you’d give him french fries. Just to see his joy and enthusiasm.

I’d probably give him a baked tater.

: )

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:55:57pm

Trump considering military action against Venezuela and North Korea, two countries of no immediate interest to Russia.

Meanwhile, Syria has fallen off the map and at last check Trump was heard to be considering abandoning Afghanistan, two countries where Russia would like us to leave.

Nothing suspicious about that at all…

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:56:28pm

re: #242 Unshaken Defiance

Trump’s going to draft everyone under 70, except rich people and their kids.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:56:30pm

Venezuela is a juicy target and easier to sell than NK: direct threat to our security and way of life and all with all their petrodollar-fueled drug-funded terrorism.

When FBI starts getting to close to his heels, we will know, as we will be called to rally around our President and his Patriotic, America Great-Making War.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:57:50pm

If anything, Russia would love nothing more than US military action against Venezuela. The subsequent shock in oil prices would held their budget immensely.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:57:51pm

One of these days someone is going to call Trump on his threats and really fuck shit up for the rest of us.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:57:59pm

re: #243 ObserverArt

I’d probably give him a baked tater.

: )

And he would lay on his back with a rock on his chest and try to break it open. I’ve seen otters feeding in the ocean.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 3:59:49pm

re: #244 Targetpractice

Trump considering military action against Venezuela and North Korea, two countries of no immediate interest to Russia.

Meanwhile, Syria has fallen off the map and at last check Trump was heard to be considering abandoning Afghanistan, two countries where Russia would like us to leave.

Nothing suspicious about that at all…

Noticed that didn’t you.

He is playing Congress and the American people.

They need to really watch his hands. There is no magic, just a shell game.

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:00:20pm

re: #244 Targetpractice

Trump considering military action against Venezuela and North Korea, two countries of no immediate interest to Russia.

Meanwhile, Syria has fallen off the map and at last check Trump was heard to be considering abandoning Afghanistan, two countries where Russia would like us to leave.

Nothing suspicious about that at all…

If tr*mp gets us out of Afghanistan, I won’t hold that against him. We’ve been there way the hell too long with damn little to show for it.

But I have confidence that a tr*mp withdrawal from Afghanistan would be a total clusterfuck, most likely having US betrayal of Afghans who’ve helped us out as a central feature.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:01:56pm

Because threatening nuclear war with North Korea isn’t enough, Trump is now threatening war with Venezuela now too.

All these threats of war increase global economic uncertainty, spike commodity prices, and generally do the opposite of MAGA. In fact, Trump’s foreign policy is entirely to the benefit of oil producing countries like Russia, who benefits from the chaos in DC thanks to Trump.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:04:30pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:04:49pm

re: #233 Stanley Sea

IMO this current situation is considerably worse than the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Cuban Missile Crisis was ultimately driven by rational considerations (i.e., US missiles in Turkey aimed at the USSR, Soviet missiles in Cuba aimed at the US).

The mess we have now is essentially a positive feedback loop between two narcissistic megalomaniacs with delusions of grandeur.

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:06:06pm
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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:06:33pm

re: #246 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You think? Sell to the generals maybe? But even then, I don’t know…
NK has been widely known as one of THE enemies for decades. Folks are very familiar with how they are walled off from the world, are itching to be a nuclear threat and have threatened us multiple times. Hell Americans even granted evil meme status to their last 2 leaders. There is not as great an ethnic connection as there is with a South American country.

I didn’t get the sense it was an easy sell even when Hugo was there talking trash.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:07:22pm

re: #249 wrenchwench

And he would lay on his back with a rock on his chest and try to break it open. I’ve seen otters feeding in the ocean.

I’m trying to figure out how they do that. I’ve never seen it. You’d think the rock would compress too much on the chest to allow them to crack a clam shell against it.

But then, nature.

Might be something to learn there.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:09:06pm

re: #257 ObserverArt

I’m trying to figure out how they do that. I’ve never seen it. You’d think the rock would compress too much on the chest to allow them to crack a clam shell against it.

But then, nature.

Might be something to learn there.

They float in the water on their backs. No compression.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:10:37pm

re: #252 lawhawk

In fact, Trump’s foreign policy is entirely to the benefit of oil producing countries like Russia, who benefits from the chaos in DC thanks to Trump.

Annnnd there it is! Great reminder.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:11:21pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:13:11pm

re: #211 Hecuba’s daughter

Because of Brooks’ rant, I actually went and read the memo that provoked his fury. While I agree that Damore probably shouldn’t have been fired, I do believe that the NY Times should hand Brooks his walking papers. He either was too shallow or ignorant to understand Damore, or he basically shares Damore’s misogynistic views. The memo itself was a farrago of misinformation and uneducated opinions that was designed to elicit a hostile reaction from anyone who held other views. Brooks has seen better days; he deserves to go.

This honestly has me curious. Brooks significantly boosted his career as a pundit by fellating all W Bush adminstration officials simultaneously to help sell the Iraq war.

The Iraq occupation turned into a total shit show, and the W bush administration accumulated a record of failure that astonished every space faring civilizations in the Local Cluster of galaxies.

David Brooks’ response to this symphony of failure was to reinvent himself as the smarmy both-siderist we know and loathe today.

So it is really difficult to see where Brooks’ better days might have been.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:13:33pm

re: #260 Ace-o-aces

Now Trump is threatening Venezuela with military action, too. BUT HER EMAILS.

I think he meant vuvuzelas. Everybody hates ‘em.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:13:37pm
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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:16:07pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:17:30pm

Translation:

The saddest note comic q [that] has been for the world what that said Trump on Venezuela, is the joy of some Venezuelans..

Comment:
Maduro will take full advantage of the fear Trump has generated among Venezuelans.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:21:09pm

re: #252 lawhawk

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Because threatening nuclear war with North Korea isn’t enough, Trump is now threatening war with Venezuela now too.

All these threats of war increase global economic uncertainty, spike commodity prices, and generally do the opposite of MAGA. In fact, Trump’s foreign policy is entirely to the benefit of oil producing countries like Russia, who benefits from the chaos in DC thanks to Trump.

But we’re going to take Venezuela’s oil! and give it to our US Government gas company so they can give us free gasoline! Snacks and lotto ticket we still have to pay for….for now.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:21:25pm

re: #252 lawhawk

I’m not at the point where I think there’s any substance to the threat of intervention. Trump always talks empty tough.

But what I would be curious about is if anybody shorted anything lately.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:22:11pm

re: #265 wrenchwench

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Translation:

Comment:
Maduro will take full advantage of the fear Trump has generated among Venezuelans.

Best thing that could have happened to him

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:24:27pm

re: #256 JordanRules

You think? Sell to the generals maybe? But even then, I don’t know…

Sell to his supporters, who are the only people he is concerned with. He knows they will rally around him and trash anyone who fails to follow suit. And the press will act as if this were all somehow acceptable and even normal.

And things have changed since the days of Hugo. We no longer have a functional Department of State to shape, implement or even advise on policy.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:26:10pm
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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:26:27pm

re: #269 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Okay yeah, that’s what I thought you were saying and I think NK is way easier to sell to his base. Although the argument could be made that he could sell war with California to them too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:29:17pm

re: #271 JordanRules

Okay yeah, that’s what I thought you were saying and I think NK is way easier to sell to his base. Although the argument could be made that he could sell war with California to them too.

They do not produce enough oil…

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:29:19pm
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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:29:22pm

re: #271 JordanRules

Okay yeah, that’s what I thought you were saying and I think NK is way easier to sell to his base. Although the argument could be made that he could sell war with California to them too.

If (god forbid) the US west coast gets hit with a nuclear blast, the first thing to do would be to confirm that it wasn’t a US nuke.

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JordanRules  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:29:49pm

re: #272 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But they produce a lot of liberals. LOL

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b.d. (bill d.)  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:30:40pm

Looks like we’ll have to take a boat to Venezuela because of that damn new wall.

//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:31:30pm

re: #276 b.d. (bill d.)

Looks like we’ll have to take a boat to Venezuela because of that damn new wall.

//

Son pointed out that Trump is making Mexico safe against the Zombie Apocalypse if it should start north of the border.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:32:28pm

The idea that Trump looks “strong” or “decisive” right now is laughably wrong. If anything, he is making America look even weaker and less effectual than Obama was ever accused of. Threatening military action over hot air (North Korea) or because you don’t like how another country is governing itself (Venezuela) is the shit we used to laugh at when it was a third-world dictator making the threat. Now we’re the third world dictatorship waving its saber impotently around.

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electrotek  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:32:40pm

So why should I still care? They enthusiastically voted for Trump assuming they would be safe from harm.

And now they are being fearful? Where were they when ICE was detaining fellow Catholics of Latino descent and breaking apart families in the process?

They made their own bed. They can be fearful all they want, I’m through having empathy for a group of self-absorbed charlatans who only use their Christian beliefs to prop up sympathy points with the Religious Right.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:35:06pm

re: #278 Targetpractice

The idea that Trump looks “strong” or “decisive” right now is laughably wrong. If anything, he is making America look even weaker and less ineffectual than Obama was ever accused of. Threatening military action over hot air (North Korea) or because you don’t like how another country is governing itself (Venezuela) is the shit we used to laugh at when it was a third-world dictator making the threat. Now we’re the third world dictatorship waving its saber impotently around.

Why did the Argentinian government decide to invade the Falklands? Because they had a domestic crisis at hand that the wished to distract from and overcome with a Patriotic War.

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electrotek  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:35:47pm

re: #280 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why did the Argentinian government decide to invade the Falklands? Because they had a domestic crisis at hand that the wished to distract from and overcome with a Patriotic War.

Only for them to lose very badly in the process hahaha

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EPR-radar  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:36:40pm

re: #279 electrotek

As with any other tr*mp voters who have supposedly seen the light since the election and wish to rejoin the human race, substantial public acts of penitence should be required.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:51:41pm

re: #279 electrotek

I’m CL’ing but know ithat (blessed my sister)

They are trying to pit minority against minority. Be fucking aware.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:52:51pm

re: #283 Stanley Sea

I’m CL’ing but know ithat (blessed my sister)

They are trying to pit minority against minority. Be fucking aware.

You got an answer in English:

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gocart mozart  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:53:47pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2017 • 4:54:19pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

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Oh now this little racist shitgoblin is fainting because you said a swear.

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unproven innocence  Aug 11, 2017 • 5:30:18pm

OT re: #216 b_sharp

It’s an old laptop I cobbled together from used parts & it overheats all the time. Doesn’t take much cpu demand to send it over 100C.

I think the copper heatsink pipe lost its contents.

Assuming windows OS, you might consider tweeking the max-cpu options for your power configuration(s). Maybe 50% with charger plugged in, 30% on battery. (Make sure min-cpu is lower than max-cpu.) And maybe passive cooling option for battery operation —slows CPU to limit overheating as primary strategy; fan cooling (also) as secondary strategy.


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