Acoustic Maestro Luca Stricagnoli Interprets Hans Zimmer: “Gladiator: Now We Are Free” (Feat. Meg Pfeiffer)

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“Now We Are Free” by Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt, arranged and performed by Luca Stricagnoli and Meg Pfeiffer.

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295 comments

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:32:33pm

Weather is governed by chaos theory. Our various models try to make sense of patterns, but a hurricane path is not as predictable as we would hope. Is it possible that Irma will take a further jot to the left, miss most of Florida, and just hit the panhandle?

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:36:50pm

re: #1 Hecuba’s daughter

All the models include a cone of uncertainty - everything within the 1, 3, and 5 day forecasts put that possibility in play. The models from a couple days ago had the Florida keys getting a direct hit and then the models shifted to the East. Now, they’re heading back west. Either way, the entire state is getting hammered - the difference is that Miami might get spared the worst, while the Keys get obliterated and Naples-Tampa St Pete see the brunt.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:39:38pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:40:19pm

re: #3 MsJ

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re: #3 MsJ

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Now get the executives to pay back the money they stole when they cashed in their stocks on insider trading, and they might have acquired a tiny sliver of decency.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:43:07pm

A little too on the nose with the stereotypes.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:43:20pm

Righties calling The Economist a left wing rag. Priceless.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:46:55pm

re: #1 Hecuba’s daughter

Weather is governed by chaos theory. Our various models try to make sense of patterns, but a hurricane path is not as predictable as we would hope. Is it possible that Irma will take a further jot to the left, miss most of Florida, and just hit the panhandle?

I don’t think so because of the way Northern Hemisphere Hurricanes rotate. The air traveling inwards over the Florida landmass from the Northeast will slow down, decreasing pressure on that side as high pressure air rushes in from the West to try and fill the extremely low pressure in the Eye, causing Irma to be pushed North and hug the Western Florida coast all the way up.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:47:01pm

re: #6 MsJ

Righties calling The Economist a left wing rag. Priceless.

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Anything that doesn’t kiss right wing ass is.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:49:54pm

re: #4 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Now get the executives to pay back the money they stole when they cashed in their stocks on insider trading, and they might have acquired a tiny sliver of decency.

Martha Stewart went to prison for her inside trading. Nothing less than hard time is appropriate for these executives. Not only did they dump stock, they hid the security breach for over a month. I am tired of executives — mostly men — who commit crimes but manage to manipulate the system to avoid any real penalties, except some minor financial hit. Perhaps if executives feared real punishment, they would be more honest in their dealings.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:49:55pm

A statement, then a beautiful piece of modern music celebrating Havana culture. Nations cultures like that make the world great.

Iframe

Iframe

I can just feel the sultry humid nights…

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:50:09pm

Oh geez…

The latest update from the US National Hurricane Center, which is monitoring Hurricane Jose, due to hit the already stricken islands of Barbuda and Anguilla on Saturday, says it is close to becoming a category 5 storm.

Jose is currently 265 miles (430km) from the Leeward Islands, with wind speeds of 155mph (250kph).

theguardian.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:50:40pm

re: #11 JordanRules

Oh geez…

theguardian.com

This really has been one rough hurricane season.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:50:47pm

re: #9 Hecuba’s daughter

Martha Stewart went to prison for her inside trading. Nothing less than hard time is appropriate for these executives. Not only did they dump stock, they hid the security breach for over a month. I am tired of executives — mostly men — who commit crimes but manage to manipulate the system to avoid any real penalties, except some minor financial hit. Perhaps if executives feared real punishment, they would be more honest in their dealings.

Oh, I’m 100% on board with that, too. I just don’t want them to profit one cent from this debacle.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:51:34pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

This really has been one rough hurricane season.

And it’s not even close to half over.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:51:42pm

The footage from all the places Irma has hit thus far is stark and absolutely mind boggling. Entire islands apparently stripped bare of all vegetation.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:52:48pm

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

And it’s not even close to half over.

I know. Still got the rest of this month, October, and November.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:54:16pm

re: #15 lawhawk

I saw a video earlier from Saint Martin, of the webcam on Maho Beach (the famous/infamous beach at the head of the airport runway, where beachgoers are overflown by landing passenger jets). The destructive force was beyond incredible. Maho is trashed, by the way, but the airport seems to have survived with relatively less damage.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:55:01pm

re: #12 HappyWarrior

This really has been one rough hurricane season.

Only 84 days left before hurricane season is over!

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:58:15pm

It’s specious and irresponsible, of course, to claim that God is directing weather patterns to make political statements. But let’s do it anyway. Using the theological reasoning of Bakker, Robertson, et alia, it seems reasonable to conclude that hurricanes Harvey and Irma are God’s punishment for:

President Trump.

The GOP Congress.

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for “dreamers” (further evidence: Hurricane Jose).

Pardoning Joe Arpaio.

Firing James B. Comey.

Jeff Sessions threatening to prosecute reporters.

Anthony Scaramucci.

Sebastian Gorka.

Joel Osteen.

Trump’s speech in Phoenix.

Staff cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Betsy Devos’s Title IX policy.

Ryan Zinke’s national-monument policy.

Deregulation.

Trump’s proposed tax cuts.

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lawhawk  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:58:42pm

re: #17 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Indeed. The beach was washed away by the storm, but the runway looks mostly intact.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:59:03pm

re: #19 MsJ

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*SPUTTER* IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT!!!!!

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:59:26pm

re: #19 MsJ

I’m thinking this one: Pardoning Joe Arpaio. It’s the most recent event that would piss God off.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 8, 2017 • 7:59:48pm

re: #20 lawhawk

Indeed. The beach was washed away by the storm, but the runway looks mostly intact.

Comments indicate that Maho seems to be vulnerable to hurricane damage, but it always comes back.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:03:22pm

Irma is a 5 again.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:05:24pm

Heh.

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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:07:16pm

Yikes!

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:07:33pm

In other news, Hope Hicks has lawyered up.

White House communications director Hope Hicks has retained a personal attorney, as the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is expected to heat up this fall.

Hicks, 28, has hired Robert Trout, a highly regarded attorney and founder of the firm Trout Cacheris & Janis, according to multiple sources familiar with the hire. Trout is a veteran of the Justice Department. He is also a former assistant U.S. attorney in Baltimore.

Hicks did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Friday night. Trout did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:09:58pm

Also, this: Trump is going after the Magnitsky Act.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:10:07pm

re: #25 MsJ

Pffft. She lawyer-ed up? Routine. Now when the lawyers suddenly need lawyers we are making progress.

:-)

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:11:48pm

re: #28 makeitstop

Of course. SMH

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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:12:00pm

re: #27 makeitstop

In other news, Hope Hicks has lawyered up.

You get a lawyer! Everyone gets a lawyer!

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:14:28pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

And Trump will Pay!

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:14:29pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:14:43pm

re: #28 makeitstop

Also, this: Trump is going after the Magnitzky Act.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:14:54pm

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:15:21pm

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:15:42pm

re: #25 MsJ

Heh.

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Spokesmodel for Ivanka (Thanks Beach) before she vaulted to the I’ll kiss ass best & I’m a cute woman zone of the yam.

She knows everything & is probably fucked. Anyone who does the deeds requested of the yam without question is fucked.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:19:04pm
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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:19:48pm

re: #37 Stanley Sea

Spokesmodel for Ivanka (Thanks Beach) before she vaulted to the I’ll kiss ass best & I’m a cute woman zone of the yam.

She knows everything & is probably fucked. Anyone who does the deeds requested of the yam without question is fucked.

Same with the guy who walked the notice to fire Comey. That guy knows everything. He’s been with trump forever.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:19:51pm

re: #34 Belafon

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The specific, multiple mentions of sanctions trouble me.

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Interesting Times  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:20:19pm

re: #24 Decatur Deb

Irma is a 5 again.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:21:12pm
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MsJ  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:26:48pm

I’m gonna go read a book. This shit is infuriating and I’m at full capacity right now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:27:25pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

You get a lawyer! Everyone gets a lawyer!

MAGA = My attorney has got an attorney

(Credit to whichever Lizard came up with that first)

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Interesting Times  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:34:34pm
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:40:55pm

re: #45 Interesting Times

I’m wondering how many times over say, the next 6 months, he’ll jump between his GOP and Dem girlfriend.

Always looking for love.

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:44:17pm

re: #46 JordanRules

I’m wondering how many times over say, the next 6 months, he’ll jump between his GOP and Dem girlfriend.

Always looking for love.

I bet you a dollar that Chuck and Nancy are way better at sweet talking Trump than any Republican in Congress.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:45:49pm

re: #47 Belafon

For sure!

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:48:22pm
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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:53:45pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 8:55:58pm

re: #49 Kragar

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Happy fam!

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:06:16pm

Welp, glad I’m just sitting around blogging and playlisting. ‘Cause 4 Lagunitas “Lil Sumpin’ beers put a certain buzz on.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:06:38pm

Interesting questions in this thread:

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:07:52pm
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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:08:17pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:09:34pm

re: #53 jaunte

Interesting questions in this thread:

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Because he was a pass through.

They paid him waaaay too much.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:09:50pm

re: #37 Stanley Sea

Spokesmodel for Ivanka (Thanks Beach) before she vaulted to the I’ll kiss ass best & I’m a cute woman zone of the yam.

She knows everything & is probably fucked. Anyone who does the deeds requested of the yam without question is fucked.

I was just going to say that Hope should always be referred to as spokesmodel, Hope Hicks. Maggie once called her “an extension of Trump’s family.”

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:11:03pm

re: #26 MsJ

When I went to Death Valley I acquired this wicked desire to experience more kinds of extreme weather. Bring the story to my friends. That particular evening that weather excluded the cameras because of blowing grit and debris. Midnight at 100+ temps and freeway expensive ticket speed wind was one of the most exhilarating experiences ever for me. I can see why they stayed for it dangerous as that is.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:11:58pm

re: #53 jaunte

Interesting questions in this thread:

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As she said in the thread.

Corruption.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:12:46pm

re: #59 Stanley Sea

Sooo many people for Mueller’s team to interview.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:13:49pm

I’ve been impressed with many of the mayors I’ve been introduced to because of Harvey and Irma. More impressive than the 2 related Governors.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:14:35pm

re: #52 Unshaken Defiance

Welp, glad I’m just sitting around blogging and playlisting. ‘Cause 4 Lagunitas “Lil Sumpin’ beers put a certain buzz on.

Giphy

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:15:15pm

re: #61 JordanRules

I’ve been impressed with many of the mayors I’ve been introduced to because if Harvey and Irma. More impressive than the 2 related Governors.

NPR has been interviewing a lot of them. They are really standouts.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:15:51pm

re: #57 BeachDem

I was just going to say that Hope should always be referred to as spokesmodel, Hope Hicks. Maggie once called her “an extension of Trump’s family.”

Well, they only love certain people. The ones who profess total loyalty.

The ones that will die from the touch.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:16:22pm

re: #61 JordanRules

They have more immediate responsibilities; less time for fooling around with bathroom panic politics, sniping at the Feds, and trying to take power away from local governments.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:18:02pm

re: #62 teleskiguy

Haha that’s a lil more reflective of a certain Pure Extract crumble that may be in play.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:18:59pm

My Mom in Orlando looks rather fucked.

We’ll see.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:19:46pm
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:20:01pm

re: #65 jaunte

No doubt. I almost added a line at the end of my comment acknowledging the differences in their roles. But I also know what a really impressive Governor looks like.

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BeachDem  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:20:18pm

re: #53 jaunte

Interesting questions in this thread:

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So, Parscale: how did a two-bit web designer (paid $1,500 to make Trump’s 1st campaign site) become a bot-language genius in 6 months?

That’s the question that’s been on my mind for many months.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:21:08pm

re: #67 Stanley Sea

North and inland that far I think safe, but gonna see some wild weather. Fingers crossed.

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:21:18pm

re: #68 jaunte

I had thoughts, which I threaded

More to read, but won’t link it all

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:21:24pm

re: #66 Unshaken Defiance

Fully legal in California! When do the stores open? On that note, what’s a good resource for cannabis news in California?

In Colorado, The Denver Post started a website dedicated to cannabis news shortly after legalization, thecannabist.co. That’s the cutting edge and should be emulated by newspapers in all the legal states.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:23:24pm

re: #6 MsJ

Righties calling The Economist a left wing rag. Priceless.

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Read the comments to the conservative editorials in The Economist where the Alt Righties are attacking the newspaper’s “Marxist” bias!

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:23:29pm

re: #71 Unshaken Defiance

North and inland that far I think safe, but gonna see some wild weather. Fingers crossed.

My mantra is WE’LL SEE.

They are not immune by being inland.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:24:56pm

Sad: Dinesh D’Souza goes after some guy on Twitter with 300 followers just because he was insulted.
Sadder: D’Souza gets OWNED.

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:26:23pm

re: #76 Ace-o-aces

Does this mean Dinesh searches for mentions of his name on Twitter?

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:27:03pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:28:03pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

January 1st. For news I talk to the guys at my dispensary. The big green gold rush is on. Stores catering to growers cropping up. Lots of folks finding a way to participate in the rush. Just a little concerned about Sessions and ATF. The option to buy for cash no names involved is huge. Having a MM card and keeping a job or a bond, or clearance, or a gun is all in conflict for the foreseeable.

It’s just not fair my horticultural expert wife, all trained up can’t be in the same room with it. Ironically, certain Orchid growers are trying cannabis growing technology to make better flowers to just admire. What a world/.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:29:18pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

My mantra is WE’LL SEE.

They are not immune by being inland.

Call me crazy optimist. Try Gonna Be Fine in there from time to time in the Mantra.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:29:59pm
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:30:28pm

How do we turn this thing around and win this damn intelligence/propaganda/AI/data/digital cold war?

Do we have a clandestine group that is working on this in a ‘100 steps and 20 years ahead’ kinda way? I need some kind of reassurance. It’s so infuriating cause we all know what’s going on.

Someone send a sign!!!!!!

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:31:35pm

re: #79 Unshaken Defiance

I’m curious as to the regulatory infrastructure. In Colorado it’s regulated to the hilt, seed to sale, with plenty of barcodes.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:31:46pm

re: #81 FormerDirtDart

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Keeping it real

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:35:10pm

I finally realized that…

This Freak

Is really an evil reincarnation of this guy…

Comic Great Robert Woolsey
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HappyWarrior  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:37:31pm

re: #77 jaunte

Does this mean Dinesh searches for mentions of his name on Twitter?

He might. There wasn’t a hash tag here. I don’t geT Dinesh’s point. Obama has Harvard and Columbia creds and Dinesh still talks about Obama as if he’s stupid but then again DInesh is obviously deeply jealous of Obama because people are going to remember Obama in 10 years whereas Dinesh will still be making the same stupid documentary.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:38:25pm

re: #83 teleskiguy

Taking shape it seems. California Officialdom has been simultaneously burdened with retail pot, new gun registrations follow on papers that are required but not yet in place to comply with and ammunition buying requirements to define, educate and enforce upon. Clerical ranks job security is assured.

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:38:27pm
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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:44:20pm

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

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jaunte  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:47:10pm
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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:57:01pm
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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:59:10pm

re: #91 Kragar

WTFITS!!!

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 9:59:54pm

re: #92 retired cynic

WTFITS!!!

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I cannot.  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:02:30pm

Gobots are Alt-Transformers

THAT’S why I always hated the GoBots!

Okay, some backstory: In the Gobots episode ‘Time Wars’ they end up in ancient Rome and save the day. The Romans then build a statue of a Gobot doing the.. Roman Salute, and someone who had v little grasp of mid 20th century history decided that Scooter should copy it at the v end of the episode.

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scottslemmons  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:05:44pm

RIP sci-fi legend Jerry Pournelle. :(

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:09:30pm

re: #91 Kragar

Boredom? I’m just….I don’t even know. I’m almost ready to go hide in a cave for the rest of my days.

I don’t like that headline at all either.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:11:45pm

If you read Carl Hiaasen’s work, none of the weird Florida Man shit comes as a surprise. I highly recommend his book “Paradise Screwed.”

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:12:59pm

re: #91 Kragar

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Goddamit! This was a fucking joke when other Lizards and I suggested it a couple of nights ago. Now they want to bring in flamethrowers. Yeah, idiots, shoot a flamethrower into a 150 mph wind and see what happens.

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:13:22pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

I have not read any of his, and it looks like it is becoming compulsory reading! I _have_ read Dave Barry.

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I cannot.  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:14:39pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

It slices, it dices, it evens CLEANS ITSELF, be the first one to order your very own gene pool!

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:15:11pm

Uhhh, continental US, Guardian!

The outer bands of Hurricane Irma have reached the US, with rain and increased wind speeds in south Florida and the Keys.

The centre of the storm remains over northern Cuba, where the Camaguey archipelago has borne the brunt.

theguardian.com

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:17:34pm

re: #99 retired cynic

Dave Barry is hysterical. According to him, everything important in U.S. history happened on 8 October, without fail. 8 October is his son’s birthday.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:18:46pm

re: #100 I cannot.

It slices, it dices, it evens CLEANS ITSELF, be the first one to order your very own gene pool!

Reminds me of the Sovcit yokel who was buying .410 shotgun slugs to use against invading federal tanks. Difference is, the hurricanes are real and the pool cleaning potential might be as well.

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:19:25pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

Dave Barry is hysterical. According to him, everything important in U.S. history happened on 8 October, without fail. 8 October is his son’s birthday.

My family’s favorite day of the year was January 1, when he would publish his Year in Review.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:19:40pm
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I cannot.  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:22:11pm

re: #103 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Reminds me of the Sovcit yokel who was buying .410 shotgun slugs to use against invading federal tanks.

How the fuck was that supposed to work? Bury a few million of them and then when the tank drives over, the pressure just crushes them into firing…thus removing the support for the tank, and then it falls in?

Or was his plan even dumber than that?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:31:01pm

I feel conflicted after we had a live performance by a folk/western singer-guitar player tonight at the village community centre. I also still can’t get hold of my son in Jacksonville.

The car shop called today at 4:30 to say our Smart is fixed (yay). Too late to go get it. They are closed tomorrow, so I get to wrestle with the insurance adjuster over paying for the USS Ford Expedition for the weekend.

Personal stuff that’s uninteresting behind the hide bar about the music and son.

I was left wondering if I did a good thing or a bad thing.

After our Internet service came back after its regularly scheduled unscheduled outage, I got an E-mail from Humanities Nebraska saying the fellow would be at the diner.

Neither Humanities Nebraska nor our diner pay much for performers.

So my wife and I showed up an hour late, but did show up, had dinner and enjoyed some music. Someone told the fellow playing yesterday was my wife and my tenth wedding anniversary, so he dedicated a song to us.

Having been myself on the back side of a musician’s tip jar before when I played hammered dulcimer in public, I noted the fellow’s tip jar was empty.

I walked up and pitched $6 into it. I don’t know if the other wealthy ranchers and such simply did not know what the jar was for, or they were shamed by the poorest guy in town leaving him a tip, suddenly there was a rush of people putting $50’s and $100’s into his jar. (Fortunately this is a safe area because that much money is a good way to get mugged when you walk out of a place with it.)

In the meantime, I still can’t get hold of my son in Jacksonville (voicemail full on his cell phone). I drove to a place where I could get cell service and sent him a text from my burner phone since I could leave him no messages, in case he needs assistance or a place to stay (we ought to be safe here).

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prairiefire  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:31:36pm

re: #99 retired cynic

I have not read any of his, and it looks like it is becoming compulsory reading! I _have_ read Dave Barry.

He’s really good and quite prolific ~ re: Carl Hiaasan. Native Floridian and he gets it to a T.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:32:12pm

re: #82 JordanRules

How do we turn this thing around and win this damn intelligence/propaganda/AI/data/digital cold war?

Do we have a clandestine group that is working on this in a ‘100 steps and 20 years ahead’ kinda way? I need some kind of reassurance. It’s so infuriating cause we all know what’s going on.

Someone send a sign!!!!!!

In the 2012 Obama campaign we had Narwhal. It spun off Votebuilder. We expected to have a Super Narwhal to work with on the HRC campaign. There was no sign of it. Hillary was a superb candidate. She headed a shitty campaign. What’s “shitty”? 80,000 votes too few in the wrong places.

Project Narwhal en.wikipedia.org

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prairiefire  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:34:39pm

re: #109 Decatur Deb

She headed a s-h-i-t-t-y campaign. Once again, liberals making too many damn assumptions.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:36:14pm

More Narwhal: dailykos.com

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Belafon  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:36:38pm

re: #82 JordanRules

How do we turn this thing around and win this damn intelligence/propaganda/AI/data/digital cold war?

Do we have a clandestine group that is working on this in a ‘100 steps and 20 years ahead’ kinda way? I need some kind of reassurance. It’s so infuriating cause we all know what’s going on.

Someone send a sign!!!!!!

An educated populace.

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prairiefire  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:36:52pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

Hey, I’ve got that hand thing you and Sage have, my doc says. Gonna go see a specialist. I like the term “Viking disease”.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:37:24pm

re: #112 Belafon

An educated populace.

Secretary DeVos will get right on that.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:42:23pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:43:43pm

re: #106 I cannot.

How the fuck was that supposed to work? Bury a few million of them and then when the tank drives over, the pressure just crushes them into firing…thus removing the support for the tank, and then it falls in?

Or was his plan even dumber than that?

Don’t know. He might have thought tanks were like his brother-in-law’s Bobcat mini-loader and had rubber tracks. One time at Fort Carson I saw a butterbar in a then new Datsun 240Z run a stop sign and broadside a passing M-109 155 SP. The track kept moving for a few feet, grinding the front end right off the Z. I heard later that the Army’s insurance claim was on the order of 50 bucks; for re-painting one of the roadwheels.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:47:47pm

re: #77 jaunte

Does this mean Dinesh searches for mentions of his name on Twitter?

That’s the only explanation I can see.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:47:52pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Don’t know. He might have thought tanks were like his brother-in-law’s Bobcat mini-loader and had rubber tracks. One time at Fort Carson I saw a butterbar in a then new Datsun 240Z run a stop sign and broadside a passing M-109 155 SP. The track kept moving for a few feet, grinding the front end right off the Z. I heard later that the Army’s insurance claim was on the order of 50 bucks; for re-painting one of the roadwheels.

The day I ETS’d, the guy in the next bunk at Knox was stopped in front of an oncoming M60. He lived, but the picture of his Mustang was on the front page of the NY papers when I got home.

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:50:08pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Don’t know. He might have thought tanks were like his brother-in-law’s Bobcat mini-loader and had rubber tracks. One time at Fort Carson I saw a butterbar in a then new Datsun 240Z run a stop sign and broadside a passing M-109 155 SP. The track kept moving for a few feet, grinding the front end right off the Z. I heard later that the Army’s insurance claim was on the order of 50 bucks; for re-painting one of the roadwheels.

Camp Lejeune. Butterbar decided to take a shortcut because he got tired of waiting for a convoy to pass and decided to jump over a concrete barricade on his morning run.

The barricade was to block people from falling into a 30ft dropoff for storm run off

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:50:56pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:51:21pm

re: #117 Ace-o-aces

That’s the only explanation I can see.

I’m gonna put it to the test.

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I cannot.  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:56:15pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Maybe he thought the tanks were like a boss fight? But still, .410? Only if he had a Mythic rarity weapon and mods.

I’m trying for some way to get that to make sense, as you can tell, I am struggling.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:56:19pm

re: #117 Ace-o-aces

*laughes to himself* *fires up twitter*

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:58:23pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

Maybe it’s like the Candyman movies. Tweet him three times and poof, there he is.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:59:03pm

re: #122 I cannot.

Maybe he thought the tanks were like a boss fight? But still, .410? Only if he had a Mythic rarity weapon and mods.

I’m trying for some way to get that to make sense, as you can tell, I am struggling.

They sell 12 ga. sabot, which is probably good for a Chevy Suburban.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:59:37pm

re: #67 Stanley Sea

My Mom in Orlando looks rather fucked.

We’ll see.

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And my son in Jacksonville on the east (stronger) side of the hurricane. Depending on how close it gets to Jax determines if Jax is damaged or obliterated. (Whatever wind speed of the hurricane added to the forward motion - plus on-shore winds driving the ocean straight up the St. John’s River).

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 10:59:56pm

re: #124 alloutofcrazyhere

I just want Dinesh to look up the word “blumpkin.”

Lizards, don’t look up the word “blumpkin,” ever.

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Kragar  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:01:32pm
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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:04:09pm

re: #126 Anymouse 🌹

And my son in Jacksonville on the east (stronger) side of the hurricane. Depending on how close it gets to Jax determines if Jax is damaged or obliterated. (Whatever wind speed of the hurricane added to the forward motion - plus on-shore winds driving the ocean straight up the St. John’s River).

The sucker’s prediction cone keeps sliding West, toward us. We’re pulling chocks tomorrow morning.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:05:15pm

So I guess Big Ben’s Twitter is doing all the bonging now, since the bongs at the real thing are on hiatus for a few years for maintenance and renovation.

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Birth Control Works  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:07:12pm
“The creative class is a posited socioeconomic class identified by American economist . . “

I was unaware of this idea.

Whacko Religions hate many of the members of the Creative Class (as described in the wiki) — while excusing behavior or overlooking something that they don’t forgive in the Creative Class.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:07:28pm

re: #122 I cannot.

Maybe he thought the tanks were like a boss fight? But still, .410? Only if he had a Mythic rarity weapon and mods.

I’m trying for some way to get that to make sense, as you can tell, I am struggling.

I didn’t question him about it, partly because I know it’s a waste of time to tell these people anything that contradicts their cousin Cletus; and partly because my uncharitable side does not see a downside to letting ammosexual subversives persist in their delusions.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:07:31pm

re: #74 Joe Bacon 🌹

Read the comments to the conservative editorials in The Economist where the Alt Righties are attacking the newspaper’s “Marxist” bias!

Yeah, I subscribe to the print edition of The Economist (print and mail are far more reliable than Internet service here).

Pretty much anything that is mainstream media (including magazines) are “liberally biased” if they don’t fly a Gadsden Flag from the front of their building and endorse the farthest right candidate in an election there is (nevermind The Economist is a British magazine - which by Conservapedia definition makes them “liberal”).

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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:07:31pm

re: #109 Decatur Deb

Thanks, that was a good jumping off point to dig into. From my initial peak, looks like Groundwork was Clinton’s Narwhal. Interestingly, I can’t find a post-game report on it yet.

This was kind of where the coverage I saw left off:

“Something I always say is, ‘You get zero votes for innovation,’” Goff, Clinton’s top digital staffer, tells Quartz. “If you do something innovative that gets you votes, that’s good … If you do something innovative and it doesn’t get you votes but a VC would like it, we don’t care.”

qz.com

Obviously I haven’t gone too deep yet. She had something though and one of the articles all but called it an heir to Narwhal. Lots of other factors in the articles may create a narrative that exposes some short-comings but I don’t see a wholesale failure to continue what Obama campaign 2012 did. If anything, I’m curious as hell about how Twitler’s campaign seemed to be so behind so late in the game.

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ipsos  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:12:29pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

Helpful tip for your particular situation, ‘mouse…

Most wireless carriers allow you to send text messages to their subscribers by email. So if your son is on Verizon, for instance, you can send a message to xxxxxxxxxx@vzwpix.com (where those ten x’s are the wireless number) and it will arrive as SMS on his phone. More info here.

Point is, you can send him a text without having to drive out of town to get cell service. (And having driven I-70/76 south of you through Ogallala and Sterling over the summer, I get a new sense of just how remote you are!)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:12:36pm

re: #134 JordanRules

Thanks, that was a good jumping off point to dig into. From my initial peak, looks like Groundwork was Clinton’s Narwhal. Interestingly, I can’t find a post-game report on it yet.

This was kind of where the coverage I saw left off:

qz.com

Obviously I haven’t gone too deep yet. She had something though and one of the articles all but called it an heir to Narwhal. Lots of other factors in the articles may create a narrative that exposes some short-comings but I don’t see a wholesale failure to continue what Obama campaign 2012 did. If anything, I’m curious as hell about how Twitler’s campaign seemed to be so behind so late in the game.

Don’t know what they might have had at HQ, but at street level we were wandering around with the same old Votebuilder, except it was worse for poor maintenance over the 4 years, and overlapping Dem/HRC organizers were issuing it redundantly to volunteers.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:14:11pm

re: #77 jaunte

Does this mean Dinesh searches for mentions of his name on Twitter?

It would appear that nearly all important special snowflake conservatives do. That’s why in this case a person who is unknown with about three hundred followers came under attack from D’Sousaphone.

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:15:40pm

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹

It would appear that nearly all important special snowflake conservatives do. That’s why in this case a person who is unknown with about three hundred followers came under attack from D’Sousaphone.

Objected to for the defamation of the U of I band’s patron saint, John Philip.

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teleskiguy  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:20:01pm

Probably the coolest thing to come out of Indiana in generations.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:20:55pm

re: #91 Kragar

[on gun owners encouraged to shoot into a hurricane]

I was nearly killed by a wingnut who shot a gun into the air one New Year’s Eve at midnight in Florida. Standing three feet from my step-father, a bullet burrowed through the roof of my grandmother’s porch roof and buried itself four inches into the concrete between us.

A bullet fired into a hurricane is going to come back just as one fired into calm air, propelled further by the hurricane’s winds.

Effin’ morans. Responsible gun owners my liberal gun owning ass.

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:22:22pm

re: #139 teleskiguy

Probably the coolest thing to come out of Indiana in generations.

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Not easy.

They are already well into corn harvest around here. Very dry.

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:23:20pm

re: #70 BeachDem

So, Parscale: how did a two-bit web designer (paid $1,500 to make Trump’s 1st campaign site) become a bot-language genius in 6 months?

That’s the question that’s been on my mind for many months.

I’m wondering about this…

If there were 100 hires, why in the world would this guy need ‘thousands of hotel rooms?’

Like I said - this guy should be a major focus of Mueller’s money laundering guys. Accounts billable and receivable would sure answer a bunch of questions.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:23:27pm

re: #140 Anymouse 🌹

I was nearly killed by a wingnut who shot a gun into the air one New Year’s Eve at midnight in Florida. Standing three feet from my step-father, a bullet burrowed through the roof of my grandmother’s porch roof and buried itself four inches into the concrete between us.

A bullet fired into a hurricane is going to come back just as one fired into calm air, propelled further by the hurricane’s winds.

Effin’ morans. Responsible gun owners my liberal gun owning ass.

Sadly, Mythbusters came down solidly on the wrong side of the celebratory fire issue. They ‘busted’ it using a set of physical constraints that simply won’t be found in real life. I’ve seen the meat-world fatality reports.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:23:40pm

re: #91 Kragar

They want to create a real circular firing squad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:25:54pm

re: #143 Decatur Deb

Sadly, Mythbusters came down solidly on the wrong side of the celebratory fire issue. They ‘busted’ it using a set of physical constraints thast simply won’t be found in real life. I’ve seen the meat-world fatality reports.

I’d be happy to get the Pasco County Sheriff’s office to send them the report I made, along with the photos they took (if they still have them - unsurprisingly something like that remains an unsolved crime).

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:27:41pm

re: #142 makeitstop

I’m wondering about this…

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If there were 100 hires, why in the world would this guy need ‘thousands of hotel rooms?’

Like I said - this guy should be a major focus of Mueller’s money laundering guys. Accounts billable and receivable would sure answer a bunch of questions.

BFD!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:28:20pm

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

I’d be happy to get the Pasco County Sheriff’s office to send them the report I made, along with the photos they took (if they still have them - unsurprisingly something like that remains an unsolved crime).

Too tired to dig for it, but there was a case a couple years ago of an Amish teenager killed by a round that fell through her buggy roof, traced to a dolt a good distance away ‘clearing’ his weapon.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:30:33pm

Off to sleep, and dream of red snappers in the living room.

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retired cynic  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:32:12pm

We had a friend whose house and barns suddenly had bullets raining on them like hail. He grabbed his gun and jumped in his vehicle and took off, chased down some kids who had been parked quite a long way away, and “accosted” them. Of course, he was arrested. We drove up to act as “character” witnesses. After all, he had grandchildren and valuable livestock and vehicles all at risk. I believe the whole thing eventually petered out, but he and his family were stressed beyond measure. Just kids being kids. ///

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makeitstop  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:32:26pm

BTW, I finally figured out where I’ve seen Tucker Carlson’s ‘listening intently to a guest’ look before.

Hey Moe!
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JordanRules  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:36:41pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 8, 2017 • 11:39:27pm

forecast.weather.gov

The Hurricane Local Statement for the Florida Keys is pretty grim.

Mandatory evacuations for tourists and residents are in place, and the NHC urging people to get out now before the onset of tropical storm force winds.

Weather conditions have begun to deteriorate, particularly within
rainbands already spreading across the Florida Keys. Preparation to
protect life and property should be completed or nearing completion.

Any remaining evacuations and relocations should be expedited before
the onset of sustained tropical storm force wind.

Keys Energy announced electricity will not be shut off. However, when
tropical storm force winds of 40 mph or higher begin, all crews will be
pulled from the field. Thereafter, Keys Energy crews will not attempt
to restore power until its safe and the storm has passed.

forecast.weather.gov (more)

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JordanRules  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:07:18am
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:15:20am

In a Hurricane, Everyone’s a Socialist (goes to Juanita Jean’s: The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon)

I’m sitting here watching the FEMA morning briefing on Hurricane Irma with Grinning Tom Price and director Brock Long while they are speaking of 8,000 FEMA employees advance deployed and commodities (food, water, medicine) staged from Florida to North Carolina. They’re speaking of evacuating electricity dependent medical patients, evacuation routes, and other issues that professionals discuss preparing for landfall of major hurricane.

Over the last several weeks, elected officials in Texas and Florida have actually conducted themselves as adults, taking responsibility and using their authority (and government coffers) to serve their constituents. The weakest person I’ve seen is Greg Abbott who has played a very small role compared to Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris Country judge Ed Emmett, staying pretty much in the background, showing up only to suck up to Cheeto Jesus while he grandstanded during his two brief and embarrassing appearances here in Texas.

Speaking of embarrassing, Donald Trump. His performance during his cringe-inducing visits (accompanied by his wife impersonating Michael Jackson in those silly caps and shades) were nothing short of embarrassing. Thank God he left to go play golf immediately after instructing shelter victims to “have a great time”.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:23:07am

re: #153 JordanRules

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I wonder about this. While there is certainly a ton more Facebook activity by the Russian government than the $100K figure conveys I kind of doubt investigators are going to find a huge undiscovered sum of paid advertising. Simply because the nature of this kind of warfare is that the ideas being seeded and amplified are only really effective when they appear to be propagating organically. Paid ads would tend to undermine those efforts if they started to appear too frequently.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:29:17am

re: #155 goddamnedfrank

I wonder about this. While there is certainly a ton more Facebook activity by the Russian government than the $100K figure conveys I kind of doubt investigators are going to find a huge undiscovered sum of paid advertising. Simply because the nature of this kind of warfare is that the ideas being seeded and amplified are only really effective when they appear to be propagating organically. Paid ads would tend to undermine those efforts if they started to appear too frequently.

I suppose that would depend on how Facebook actually presented an advert. (I have no idea how advertising appears on Facebook, or if they permit paying some sort of premium to “leave off” the helpful little tag it is an advert. Something like paid adverts of promotional information in a newspaper that has some tiny print somewhere - or even on a different page - saying it is promotional material.)

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JordanRules  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:35:28am

re: #155 goddamnedfrank

That’s a good point. I do think that most online advertising (especially on social media platforms) still aims to ‘blend’. Also, the folks they were targeting aren’t that savvy at recognizing it for what it is IMO. And even if they do, I don’t think it’s perceived in the traditional sense because it’s just newer to them.

They’re called impressions for a reason.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:42:49am

I haven’t used Skype in forty forevers, so it wants to update, made me go through a dozen hoops to pick a new password, and who knows what else.

Oh yeah, it wants me to close all applications and restart my computer. Since this is the only other way I know of to get hold of my son, I’ll try this.

Odds on whether it wipes out my contact list with the update and my son is then gone from it.

Catch y’all later.

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I cannot.  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:43:07am

re: #155 goddamnedfrank

$100k in ad buys…that we know of, and a few bazillion TOTALLY legit accounts posting “did you see this?!”, some people putting a .gif from the “ad” in their video/TV “I just heard that Killary is going to do

The ad buys ARE a seed, but not the only seeds, and these seeds can cross-pollinate in a mostly organic form.

Paid For By The Totally Not Russian Front Organization For America.

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Kragar  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:08:21am
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:18:09am

re: #113 prairiefire

Hey, I’ve got that hand thing you and Sage have, my doc says. Gonna go see a specialist. I like the term “Viking disease”.

There is a new procedure for treating Dupuytren’s Contractures, that involves injecting a drug that softens the contractures, and later the doc straightens your fingers and snaps them. No surgery is involved, but it requires a specially-trained doctor with the medication (so s/he doesn’t do something like inject it into a tendon and screw that up).

Otherwise, it’s painful surgery (I’m sorry about that). I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. (And while your hand recovers, it is subject to injury very easily, as my car/deer wreck did - it ripped the still healing incision open.)

- - - -

Tried my son on Skype. He is off-line (he is never off-line). I left a message on Skype for him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:19:51am

re: #160 Kragar

LOL.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:24:17am

wonkette.com

Topeka racists spray-painted racist slurs on the lot of a Habitat for Humanity home in Topeka on the same day as the Charlottesville murder.

The timing was quite possibly not altogether coincidental, as Janice Watkins, executive director for Topeka Habitat, explained in an email to the City Council and mayor Tuesday: She noted that the racial slurs were found the same day as the deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Watkins explained to the Topeka Capitol-Journal that the slurs were only painted on the grass, not on any structures; at the time, there was only a partly built basement foundation on the lot. A neighbor alerted Watkins to the vandalism after he had “essentially weed-whacked it off,” which was probably meant as a loving gesture, though maybe he could have waited until the police got a look at it? Watkins also said the owner of the lots decided not to join Habitat in filing a police report because the owner feared retaliation.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:27:36am

re: #49 Kragar

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Recipe? Please?

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:33:46am

re: #127 teleskiguy

I just want Dinesh to look up the word “blumpkin.”

Lizards, don’t look up the word “blumpkin,” ever.

I learned my lesson on here with “2 girls and a cup.” Someone said to never look it up and, of course, I did. Never again. I’ll take you at your word.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:34:58am

re: #165 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I learned my lesson on here with “2 girls and a cup.” Someone said to never look it up and, of course, I did. Never again. I’ll take you at your word.

Did you have enough eyebleach on hand after watching that?

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:39:11am

re: #166 Anymouse 🌹

Did you have enough eyebleach on hand after watching that?

I’m still traumatized, but I did learn my lesson!

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Kragar  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:41:51am

re: #164 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

allrecipes.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:47:46am

re: #167 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I’m still traumatized, but I did learn my lesson!

I ran across that video doing research for my editing job.

It almost ranks as low as watching a Trump speech. /s

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:55:04am

Facebook Post

Comments are hilarious.
“So sad. She had her hole life in front of her.”

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Kragar  Sep 9, 2017 • 1:59:43am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹

A couple year ago, my team shared an office with the network incidence response team. Part of their job was going thru network traffic looking for unauthorized searches or searching thru infected machines search histories. I quickly became a resource for them.

“Sasha Rose?”

“Pornstar.”

“Małgorzata Foremniak?”

“Polish Actress.”

“Site called ChicksWithBalls?”

“.Com or .Net?”

“Why does that - ?”

“One is a WNBA fan blog (now defunct). The other is a porn site.”

“HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS?”

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 2:08:40am

Hurricane warnings go up further north in Florida and Georgia:

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Hurricane Warning and the Storm Surge Warning are extended
northward along the Florida West coast from Anclote River to
Chassahowitzka.

The Hurricane Warning is extended northward along the Florida East
coast to the Flagler/Volusia County Line.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued north of Fernandina Beach to
Altamaha Sound, Georgia.

Additional Watches and Warnings may be required for portions of the
coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, as well as portions of the
Florida Gulf Coast later today.

nhc.noaa.gov

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Kragar  Sep 9, 2017 • 2:30:25am

missed this

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 2:55:23am

Well, I don’t know how to capture GIF images in Windows 10, which seems to have been made intentionally more difficult than Windows XP. At any rate, Hurricane Irma has moved past the Camaguey Islands in Cuba back into the water, and if I could get this thing to loop, you would see that the hurricane is expanding in area.

Jose is to the right, moving toward the Leeward Islands, but in the last couple frames starts turning more NW so at the moment it appears they will be spared a second direct strike from a major hurricane in one week… .

Irma and Jose
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Kragar  Sep 9, 2017 • 2:58:09am

re: #174 Anymouse 🌹

you can try using this

ezgif.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 2:58:53am

re: #175 Kragar

you can try using this

ezgif.com

That will capture already-created gifs?

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Kragar  Sep 9, 2017 • 3:00:56am

re: #176 Anymouse 🌹

Maybe, its got some other options. mess around with it

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 3:33:10am

Geez, …

My wife was watching a Dusty Smith (The Cult of Dusty) video on YouTube. (Dusty Smith is an atheist that takes on religious assertions and pulls them apart.)

He made a recent video about the Nazi wannabes in Charlottesville.

My wife made a comment to it, and attracted a Nazi wannabe troll. She is going at it with him in the comments right now.

I suggested to her she ask him why she would want to follow the leader of an ideology who’s underlings were jailed or hanged and he was too cowardly to stand up for his own beliefs?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2017 • 3:45:05am

Some character posters here for the upcoming film by Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin.

Imgur

THE DEATH OF STALIN - OFFICIAL TRAILER [HD]

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Dave In Austin  Sep 9, 2017 • 3:45:40am

Viagra Overdose??

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2017 • 3:45:58am

re: #179 Dr Lizardo

Some character posters here for the upcoming film by Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin.

Lookin’ forward to that one!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 9, 2017 • 3:57:31am

Next up: Lee, Maria, Nate.

Tropical storm names-Atlantic
nhc.noaa.gov

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:02:33am

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lookin’ forward to that one!

Oh yeah, me too. Looks good.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:13:32am

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Next up: Lee, Maria, Nate.

Tropical storm names-Atlantic
nhc.noaa.gov

There has never been a tropical cyclone named after me (the name has never been used in the name list).

It is said just about anything can be found on the Web, and wouldn’t you know it, there is a fan-fic page for fictional hurricanes. There is one there named after me:

hypotheticalhurricanes.wikia.com

Hurricane James was a destructive Category 5 hurricane that hit the East Coast of the United States in late July of the destructive 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The Season was already showing signs of major activity before James was born. When the hurricane hit, it brought with it death and destruction.

Hurricane James started out as a tropical wave on the Cape Verde Islands on July 8, at around 1800 hours UST. The tropical wave produced a tropical depression at around 0045 hours UST on July 9, and in 12 hours, it intensified into a tropical storm. It was given a name: James. At a rate of 10 mph (16 km/h), the storm crossed the Atlantic Ocean basin. By July 10, the storm was a category 2, with winds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). The hurricane continued to grow, and by July 13, the hurricane was a high-end category 4, with winds reaching 155 mph (250 km/h) and a pressure of 930 millibars. On July 18, the hurricane was discovered to have reached category 5 strength, with winds of up to 160 mph (270 km/h).

(more at the link)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:25:57am

My son just contacted me via E-mail. He’s going to stay in Jacksonville for Irma.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:29:55am

Casper, Wyo. NAACP leader steps down from office.

starherald.com (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Simmons gained national attention in 2013 for organizing a meeting with a Klu Klux Klan representative over the objection of senior NAACP officials.

“I started to get unpopular,” Simmons said in an interview. He became president in 2001.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:38:28am

The poll in my regional newspaper today is “Do you think Donald Trump Jr. colluded with the Russians?”

Considering no media here is reporting on any of that, you would be unsurprised that the majority of respondents thinks not.

What is surprising is that about seventy said “yes.” (I would guess those are the people who go to sites other than right wing blogs and FOX News.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:50:21am

There are all sorts of videos on YouTube now claiming this atheist or that atheist “left atheism” (we’re a movement, apparently) because of the various hurricanes now (because no one ever sees destructive hurricanes near the peak of hurricane season).

I suspect none of these atheists are really so. (A strawman atheist who can instantly be knocked down with an argument of “three hurricanes, therefore God”—no atheist I ever met.)

What a sad example of a person’s religious faith when he has to set up a strawman atheist and lie about him to support his faith.

Wingnut Ray Comfort (Banana Man) is an example here. In four minutes he “converts” his atheist, “proving” to him not only there is a god, but his God.

Ray Comfort is behind the hide bar in a 4:15 video. I haven’t heard of any pastor anywhere from a pulpit call out these charlatans … or take to YouTube to do so.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:52:36am

This premiers tomorrow on HBO - and I gotta say, looks promising.

The Deuce (2017) | Official Trailer | HBO

The Deuce tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s. Themes explored include the violence of the drug epidemic and the resulting real estate booms and busts that coincided with the change. The show’s title is derived from the nickname for 42nd Street (Manhattan) between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

Thematically akin to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (a modern masterpiece, IMHO) but set a few years earlier and in the Big Apple, not the San Fernando Pornando Valley.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:54:29am

re: #188 Anymouse 🌹

I recall Douglas Adams on the topic:

The Final Proof of the non-Existence of God was proved by a Babel Fish.

Now, it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some have chosen to see it as the final proof of the NON-existence of God. The argument goes something like this:

“I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.”

“But,” says Man, “the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn’t it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves that You exist, and so therefore, by Your own arguments, You don’t. QED”

“Oh dear,” says God, “I hadn’t thought of that,” and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

“Oh, that was easy,” says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2017 • 4:58:49am

re: #189 Dr Lizardo

Forgot to add that The Deuce would serve as a nice companion piece to Boogie Nights - one set at the beginning of the Golden Age of Porn, the other set towards its end.

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fern01  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:04:47am

re: #4 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Now get the executives to pay back the money they stole when they cashed in their stocks on insider trading, and they might have acquired a tiny sliver of decency.

Insider trading - jail time

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:13:35am

re: #190 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall Douglas Adams on the topic:

The Final Proof of the non-Existence of God was proved by a Babel Fish.

“I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.”

I enjoy Douglas Adams’s writing.

I have used a variant of that argument when someone comes after me trying to use “science” to prove the existence of God (always their god, not someone else’s):

Why are you trying to destroy faith? In the instant you can “prove the existence of God” with science, then you have destroyed the need for faith. In the instant you have proved your god, he becomes part of the body of science. Therefore, you are working to destroy your own religion.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:18:05am
The interaction with the terrain of Cuba has weakened the hurricane
a little. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 130 mph
(215 km/h) with higher gusts, but Irma remains a category 4
hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Irma is
forecast to restrengthen once it moves away from Cuba, and Irma is
expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it approaches Florida.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195
miles (315 km).

(more at the National Hurricane Center)

nhc.noaa.gov

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fern01  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:22:46am

re: #88 JordanRules

So neither state nor feds can afford to pay nurses? I have trouble understanding a country where the feds will pay a church for opening its doors to the homeless - but won’t pays nurses to assist special needs folks in shelters.

Something is wrong with these priorities

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meteor  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:29:42am

Going over to my friend’s house in a few hours. It’s going to be crowded.

I’m very frightened, but we’re doing the best we can. This thing won’t last forever.

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lawhawk  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:40:34am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area. Miami’s already registering wind gusts to 60.

Irma looks to be solidifying its track towards Key West and to strike all along the Western coast of Florida. People who thought they could evacuate to Tampa from Miami are waking up to see that they may have evacuated directly into the path of this storm.

There’s no escaping a storm of this size and magnitude - it’s just bigger than the entire state, and everyone in the state will feel its effects no matter the ultimate track.

So what’s Trump’s decided to do?

If you have extend Cuba trade embargo for another year, you win Trump bingo:

Cuba has been absolutely hammered by Irma overnight, with the eye making landfall there - the first cat 5 storm (yeah, it strengthened again to cat 5) to hit in nearly 100 years.

As of the 8am update: 130 mph sustained winds. That’s from the interaction with Cuba, but the storm is going to spend several hours over extremely warm water between Cuba and the Keys, so it will strengthen once again.

At least Jose looks to be heading NW-NNW and will spin away from doing more damage to the Caribbean.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:41:00am

this is nutz:

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:43:21am

re: #195 fern01

So neither state nor feds can afford to pay nurses? I have trouble understanding a country where the feds will pay a church for opening its doors to the homeless - but won’t pays nurses to assist special needs folks in shelters.

Something is wrong with these priorities

Rick Scott is a Republican, and nurses providing medical aid at the taxpayer expense is Socialism!!uno1!1butthurt!!2!

Florida can pay nurses, Florida doesn’t want to pay for them. Gov. Scott is banking on the essential goodness of the nursing profession to exploit nurses’ work for free.

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:44:59am
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:48:33am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is nutz:

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Hate to say it, but that is one way to remove the “fool gene” from the gene pool.

When Hurricane Irma gets to the point that it is too dangerous for police or rescue workers to go out, and boat owners start calling for aid, they are going to be told “no.”

Worse, a boat can sail away to a calmer area well before the storm arrives.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2017 • 5:58:30am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹

Hate to say it, but that is one way to remove the “fool gene” from the gene pool.

When Hurricane Irma gets to the point that it is too dangerous for police or rescue workers to go out, and boat owners start calling for aid, they are going to be told “no.”

Worse, a boat can sail away to a calmer area well before the storm arrives.

that is pretty weapons-grade stupid, but then again, we are dealing with Florida Man

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:09:39am

Thread. The EPA is now covering for the businesses they’re supposed to regulate.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:36:00am

re: #196 meteor

Going over to my friend’s house in a few hours. It’s going to be crowded.

I’m very frightened, but we’re doing the best we can. This thing won’t last forever.

Kid’s wife made it out of there with pets, etc, but his boss screwed him into staying (Pasco). The thing has consistently shifted this way, so we’re putting more distance between us and the coast. Shutting down now.

AMF

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:37:31am

re: #127 teleskiguy

I just want Dinesh to look up the word “blumpkin.”

Lizards, don’t look up the word “blumpkin,” ever.

Which of course means I will immediately look it up. There’s a kink and a word for that kink for everything.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:39:52am

re: #205 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Which of course means I will immediately look it up. There’s a kink and a word for that kink for everything.

and an entire porn channel dedicated to the practice

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lawhawk  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:41:29am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and an entire porn channel dedicated to the practice

There’s a rule about that. There’s a rule about everything.

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jeffreyw  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:45:29am

Imgur


Good morning! Dog is a rescue from Harvey.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:49:03am

Well, I’m headed to bed. My left hand is killing me. Maybe I can escape the pain in sleep. G’night y’all …

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lawhawk  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:50:17am

These fuckers think that we can’t read or pay attention to the news and all the events going on? The GOP/Trump budget plans call for major cuts to disaster relief, including FEMA (notwithstanding the separate budget bill w/emergency funding). 90 GOPers, including those from TX and FL, voted against the Harvey emergency aid package.

They’re more interested in tax cuts for millionaires than the aid to their own constituents.

Fiscal conservatives my ass.

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lawhawk  Sep 9, 2017 • 6:50:45am
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Belafon  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:02:00am

Not sure where he is, but cool:

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:02:47am

re: #211 lawhawk

Another one who should go back to school and learn some basic science.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:04:19am

Yes.
One case of half liter bottles of water will fit inside the typical JanSport backpack.

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William Lewis  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:07:58am

re: #179 Dr Lizardo

Some character posters here for the upcoming film by Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin.

[Embedded content]

Video

Oh. My.

I may have to go to a theater for that one.

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:12:42am
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ICH LIEBE DICH!!!  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:13:18am

So I went and saw “It” last night. My two cents:

As a stand-alone horror(-lite) movie, it was enjoyable; if you liked Stranger Things, I think you’d feel right at home with It (the casting of one of the young ST actors and the time-shifting of the story to the 80’s make comparisons to the show inevitable). The new iteration of Pennywise was creepy but, for me at least, never quite made the jump to outright scary. The writing and direction were solid and the cast was good, especially the young actress who played Beverly. Overall, it was a solid film when taken as it’s own thing.

As an adaptation of one of my all-time favorite novels…(light spoilers ahead!)

the movie fell flat for me. The time-shifting wasn’t a major obstacle for the story, but they made some inexplicable changes to the character’s backstories that are going to require some serious re-juggling in part 2 and reduced the character of Mike Hanlon to a glorified extra.

But where I think they really dropped the ball was ignoring the role that belief played in the novel.

It targeted children because of their belief in monsters and things that go bump in the night and fed on the fear that flowed from that belief. But that same power of belief that It fed off of was a double-edged sword and was what allowed the Losers’ Club to fight It; i.e. if you believe in werewolves, you also believe that a silver bullet will kill it. Ignoring the power that belief played in the novel reduced Pennywise to a run-of-the-mill movie monster and left the confrontation with the Losers’ to become a simple, uninteresting beatdown.

Overall, while I think they hit a lot of the story points, they whiffed on it’s heart and soul and on what made it such an interesting read.

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fern01  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:16:00am

re: #212 Belafon

Not sure where he is, but cool:

[Embedded content]

President of the World.

hehe - tRump can only dream about ever being greeted in this manner.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:23:51am

re: #218 fern01

President of the World.

hehe - tRump can only dream about ever being greeted in this manner.

I’m sure the Saudis are willing to arrange a greeting like that.

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fern01  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:32:16am

re: #219 Timothy Watson

They might well “arrange” it - but such spontaneous joy from people when they see President Obama - that can never be arranged.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:35:46am

re: #220 fern01

They might well “arrange” it - but such spontaneous joy from people when they see President Obama - that can never be arranged.

by Soros for $25 per hour!!!

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Citizen K  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:52:56am

Something about race and this whole election just makes some people painfully obtuse. Like…I get TNC isn’t going out of his way for election analysis or campaign advice. At the same time, it should be fairly easy to read between the lines when he points out just how much the vote this time around fractured around blatant racial lines, as well as how the popular post-mortems immediately after have almost no basis in fact, and every basis in the same narrative that has lead to the dismissal and erasure of non-white contributions in the political sphere.

Yes, we need to win elections. The problem is that the unicorn being chased after the hardest happens to be the same fucking horse people have been riding forever with a coat of paint over it. It’s not new, it’s not the magic bullet, and it’s taking the most reliable voting population for the Dems for granted and far too often leaving them out in the cold.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 9, 2017 • 7:59:02am

re: #212 Belafon

Not sure where he is, but cool:

[Embedded content]

So cool. I miss him a lot.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:02:16am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

You are not the only one. Former President Obama has more governmental experience in his pinkie finger than the uncouth one has in his entire entourage.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:03:43am

re: #224 PhillyPretzel

You are not the only one. Former President Obama has more governmental experience in his pinkie finger than the uncouth one has in his entire entourage.

And compassion and warmth too.

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prairiefire  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:11:32am

re: #196 meteor

re: #204 Decatur Deb

Good luck and God’s speed, we’ll be thinking of you guys!

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makeitstop  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:12:20am

So, Zuckerberg is being balky about providing info on Russian troll farms?

Fine. Nail his hide to the wall with the rest of them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:17:29am

re: #224 PhillyPretzel

You are not the only one. Former President Obama has more governmental experience in his pinkie finger than the uncouth one has in his entire entourage.

But you forget: that is precisely why his supporters elected him…they wanted a complete clueless outsider.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:41:23am
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SteelPH  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:51:25am

re: #229 goddamnedfrank

When access is more important than telling the truth about this monster.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:53:05am

Florida Lizards, so far so good? Looks like a monster on radar

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:54:00am

re: #229 goddamnedfrank

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Well, to be fair, what he says is true. But it doesn’t go far enough in describing the total absence of any policy goals. You know, like “everyone’s healthcare is better”. He doesn’t care about that. Just “Obamacare is ended”. He’d sign ANY bill that did that.

The ‘deal’ he just cut with Schumer and Pelosi - literally because he was tired of the argument and couldn’t follow it. And he hates McConnell and Ryan for not giving him a chance for a photo op to wave in Obama’s face.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 9, 2017 • 8:57:55am

re: #231 Unshaken Defiance

Even just looking at it on the front page of yahoo, it looks bad.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:01:03am

re: #233 PhillyPretzel

Irma The Killer
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meteor  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:01:24am

re: #231 Unshaken Defiance

Getting out later tonight.

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JordanRules  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:01:24am

re: #227 makeitstop

Zuckerberg looks really bad here and for what?

Mini thread on why their refusal to be transparent smells like BS…

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Varek Raith  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:03:30am

re: #91 Kragar

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NUKE IT!

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:06:19am

re: #236 JordanRules

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:08:37am

Had surgery yesterday:

Instagram

Had surgery done this afternoon, hope it works out for the best in the long run but I’ll be bedridden for the next 2 weeks. Will possibly end up missing the #Depechemode show on the 22nd which will be depressing, hope it’s all just #blasphemousrumours so hoping for the best 👍😢

Being bed-ridden sucks.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:09:36am

re: #239 electrotek

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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ObserverArt  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:09:51am

re: #220 fern01

They might well “arrange” it - but such spontaneous joy from people when they see President Obama - that can never be arranged.

Even though he would never greet those same students like Obama did, I’m trying to imagine the reaction to Trump from the same group.

Somehow I doubt it would be similar.There might even be some groans and looking away and at each other with WTF faces.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:11:53am

What the actual fuck

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makeitstop  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:14:04am

re: #236 JordanRules

Zuckerberg looks really bad here and for what?

Mini thread on way their refusal to be transparent smells like BS…

[Embedded content]

Good point here:

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:15:43am

re: #240 PhillyPretzel

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Cheers. I hope so too, my ankle hasn’t recovered in full since the January severe sprain.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:17:19am

re: #244 electrotek

And seeing you felt a bit like a nice introduction after all this time chatting. Do heal well. I barely avoided a similar situation last Spring.

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ObserverArt  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:20:19am

re: #227 makeitstop

So, Zuckerberg is being balky about providing info on Russian troll farms?

Fine. Nail his hide to the wall with the rest of them.

[Embedded content]

Say goodbye to any political aspirations you may have Zuckerberg. Your company helped get this Orange Trash Bag into the Presidency and now you don’t want to help reveal the facts and prevent it in the future. People are going to remember that. Fuck You.

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ObserverArt  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:22:23am

re: #229 goddamnedfrank

Frankly My Dear 🐁 @goddamnedfrank
LOL, what wins? Stop trying to normalize this guy, he’s just an unstable revenge oriented malignant narcissist fueled by racism.
11:40 AM - Sep 9, 2017

…fueled by racism…and money.

Never forget the money.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:22:59am

re: #246 ObserverArt

Time to Troll FB with public re tweets and links to news about this.

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:24:01am

“…The Facebook site, for the past two years, existed as the most prominent Texas secession social media presence online. With over 225,000 followers as of summer 2017, the page, at one point last year, boasted more Facebook fans than the official Texas Democrat and Republican pages combined.

The page was laced with the kind of xenophobic, nativist, and anti-immigrant material many still associate with the Texas secession movement. Plenty of posts targeted Muslim immigrants and refugees, slammed liberals and LGBT activists, condemned vegetarians and Hillary Clinton. Taken on its face, the “Heart of Texas” page plugged material largely associated the American far-right — an amalgamation of InfoWars conspiracy, neo-Confederate separatism, and white nationalist calls for a return to an America past. The page supported the armed insurgents in Malheur, pushed conspiracies surrounding Jade Helm and Antonin Scalia’s death, shared fake Founding Father quotes, and came with the type of Texas-first chauvinism few other states can match:”

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:27:35am

“…In gathering online support, the “Heart of Texas” page obtained identities of potential supporters of Texas secession — supporters whose information the folks at the “Heart of Texas” said they would pass along to the TNM. That is to say, the “Heart of Texas” page — a page likely run by foreign, presumably Russian, actors — was putting its talents toward recruiting for a very real Texas secession organization, one that had already received funding from a Kremlin-backed group.”

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ObserverArt  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:32:31am

re: #239 electrotek

Had surgery yesterday:

Instagram

Being bed-ridden sucks.

Get well soon…fast.

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:38:57am

re: #245 Unshaken Defiance

And seeing you felt a bit like a nice introduction after all this time chatting. Do heal well. I barely avoided a similar situation last Spring.

It’s the first time I’ve ever had a sprain, and truth be told? It was a long time coming. I’m just glad it didn’t happen at Coachella or in Japan 2 years ago, because I did take some risks that would have landed the same result.

I am angry at the original podiatrist who misdiagnosed my ankle. Every follow-up I had with him I told him that it is not recovering as well as it should and his response was that I should be “patient”. I went to another podiatrist because I got fed up and the new one suggested that I get a MRI done because 7 months is excessive and should have been healed up in 2 months time. After the MRI was done, it was determined that I had a piece of cartilage that broke off upon impact and suffered a bone bruise which was hindering the recovery process. Why my original podiatrist didn’t suggest that I get a MRI done after 5 months into the recovery stage, I will find out when I call him next week and show my anger over it. It also doesn’t help that the original podiatrist was also stupid enough to admit to me he voted for Trump because he hated Hillary *facepalm

In addition, the original podiatrist kept insisting that orthotics will help with the neuroma on my right foot…even though I told him countless times that the orthotics are pointless when I go fucking barefoot on hard floor surfaces, such as concrete or wood even. It was amplified when I would go to a water park and walk barefoot on wet concrete with my foot slightly curled to lessen the impact on the ball of my foot when walking. He seems to be the type of moron that insists orthotics cures all, when in reality it’s merely a bandaid for situations like me.

He’s in Highland Park in Dallas so no surprise why he would admit his vote for Trump too, so that’s more ammunition for me when I go off on him.

Going on to the surgery, the surgeon and staff injected a calcium material into the affected area in the left ankle and when the neuroma was excised from my right, it appears that the excision was done on the bottom as opposed to the top. So that surprised me.

I’ll be out 2 weeks from work as I can’t even get up to to the bathroom without assistance from others. That’s the worst part as I’m normally very self-sufficient but find myself needing help for basic tasks. Puts a dent to my ego and my pride but what can you do? It is what it is.

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nines09  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:50:10am

re: #252 electrotek

When your doctor spends all his/her time not listening to you, you need to go elsewhere.
Hope all goes well.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:50:54am

re: #252 electrotek

Sounds excruciating. You are right to have words with the Doc that missed it. Trump guy? Ugh seems less likely to resolve he erred and to do better, which we all face sometimes. Immobility is just terrible. You find who your friends are so to speak.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:52:36am

Was away a few making this shiny new Page.

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Varek Raith  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:54:02am

re: #239 electrotek

Had surgery yesterday:

Instagram

Being bed-ridden sucks.

Get well!
Also, nice dress. :P

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2017 • 9:56:49am

re: #254 Unshaken Defiance

Sounds excruciating. You are right to have words with the Doc that missed it. Trump guy? Ugh seems less likely to resolve he erred and to do better, which we all face sometimes. Immobility is just terrible. You find who your friends are so to speak.

Yep, very true. He wasn’t a bad podiatrist when I first visited him for my neuroma. To his credit, he helped me understand what to look for when purchasing shoes as I’ve been very ignorant in the past years of wearing ill-fitted shoes. And the orthotics did help with the shoes on, so all isn’t lost.

But the ankle and the amount of time passed was the final draw for me. I had my doubts about it after he admitted voting for Trump (but I decided to give the benefit of the doubt anyways). I don’t know why you’re stupid enough to admit who you voted for with your clients for God’s sake though.

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ObserverArt  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:00:32am

re: #257 electrotek

Yep, very true. He wasn’t a bad podiatrist when I first visited him for my neuroma. To his credit, he helped me understand what to look for when purchasing shoes as I’ve been very ignorant in the past years of wearing ill-fitted shoes. And the orthotics did help with the shoes on, so all isn’t lost.

But the ankle and the amount of time passed was the final draw for me. I had my doubts about it after he admitted voting for Trump (but I decided to give the benefit of the doubt anyways). I don’t know why you’re stupid enough to admit who you voted for with your clients for God’s sake though.

Might his telling you who he voted for be a message…to you?

Something seems kind of out of line there.

Anyway…he is a podiatrist. Your ankle is a few inches from his specialty. : )

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jaunte  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:02:03am
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Varek Raith  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:04:44am

BBL.

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electrotek  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:04:53am

re: #258 ObserverArt

Might his telling you who he voted for be a message…to you?

Something seems kind of out of line there.

Anyway…he is a podiatrist. Your ankle is a few inches from his specialty. : )

Either way, when I post up online of the reviews including the admission of voting for Trump, that won’t fare well for his practice.

Admitting a vote for Trump is pretty much an easy way of destroying any practical business.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:10:48am

A bunch of folks from Miami that fled west must be pretty pissed at mother nature this morning.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:12:25am

re: #262 Unshaken Defiance

With a hurricane one does not head west. One should head north.

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ObserverArt  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:16:50am

re: #262 Unshaken Defiance

A bunch of folks from Miami that fled west must be pretty pissed at mother nature this morning.

I saw one report this morning with one of the “spaghetti” lines going right into the Gulf and then arcing Northwest right toward Louisiana and Texas.

All the others were going up the west side of Florida. It was a lone model, but a model just the same.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:19:50am

Wrong Place To Be

marinetraffic.com

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Alephnaught  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:23:03am

re: #211 lawhawk

Kirk Cameron says God sent hurricanes to teach us ‘humility’ ew.com

Heh. Says the man who has such humility, he presumes to speak for GOD!

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lizardofid  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:30:24am

re: #265 Unshaken Defiance

“People, let’s be sure a keep an eye on those engines”

Cool site by the way, thanks!

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:33:40am

re: #227 makeitstop

So, Zuckerberg is being balky about providing info on Russian troll farms?

Fine. Nail his hide to the wall with the rest of them.

[Embedded content]

I shared that on Facebook.

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lizardofid  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:35:59am

Later all, and good luck to all the Lizards of the south east!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:37:58am

re: #268 Belafon

I shared that on Facebook.

Me too.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:39:06am

Floral put me onto that site. HT Floral!!

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:44:04am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

Darwin Awards!

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:46:55am

re: #211 lawhawk

What would Kirk know about humility anyway?

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Alephnaught  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:47:28am

re: #268 Belafon

So, Zuckerberg is being balky about providing info on Russian troll farms?

Fine. Nail his hide to the wall with the rest of them.

I shared that on Facebook.

re: #270 GlutenFreeJesus

Me too.

It would be bleakly “Black Mirror” style ironic if one of the originators of social media were themselves to be become a victim of internet shaming.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:47:37am

Found the NOAA hurricane hunter plane On The Job

radarbox24.com

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Alephnaught  Sep 9, 2017 • 10:50:50am

re: #273 Romantic Heretic

What would Kirk know about humility anyway?

I shall refer you to my previous #266.

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whitebeach  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:07:55am

re: #264 ObserverArt

I saw one report this morning with one of the “spaghetti” lines going right into the Gulf and then arcing Northwest right toward Louisiana and Texas.

All the others were going up the west side of Florida. It was a lone model, but a model just the same.

It could happen. Once these storms get into the Gulf they can do just about anything, including loop-the-loops.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:33:07am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:34:58am

The pic begs the question. Who caused more damage Andrew Jackson or Irma?

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:37:40am

re: #211 lawhawk

Kirk Cameron says God sent hurricanes to teach us ‘humility’

i distinctly heard god say “humidity”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:38:17am

re: #279 I Would Prefer Not To

The pic begs the question. Who caused more damage Andrew Jackson or Irma?

general sherman

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:44:07am

re: #281 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

general sherman

Donald Trump

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:45:31am

Waiting to take the DART rail to the Dallas convention center to help with the hurricane relief efforts. The convention center is being used as a refugee evacuee center.

Edited

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:45:38am

So, just finished watching the pilot episode of The Deuce.

Damn solid, I’d say. If the rest of the series is as good, it’ll be a must-watch.

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:47:16am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

So, just finished watching the pilot episode of The Deuce.

Damn solid, I’d say. If the rest of the series is as good, it’ll be a must-watch.

I want to see it for Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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jeffreyw  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:47:24am
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JordanRules  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:50:14am

re: #283 Belafon

One of my friends was there yesterday helping. There is some great work being done. She showed us a pic of a makeshift library for young kids. Good on you!

Re: Refugees. Doesn’t sound right cause it’s not the right word. Evacuees, storm victims, displaced people etc etc

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Belafon  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:51:18am

re: #287 JordanRules

One of my friends was there yesterday helping. There is some great work being done. She showed us a pic of a makeshift library for young kids. Good on you!

Re: Refugees. Doesn’t sound right cause it’s not the right word. Evacuees, storm victims, displaced people etc etc

Evacuees is the right word. I just couldn’t think of it.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:59:14am
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JordanRules  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:59:17am

re: #288 Belafon

I know that feeling very well. I love compilations of hilarious substitutions for words people couldn’t think of.

Here’s one: buzzfeed.com

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Stanley Sea  Sep 9, 2017 • 11:59:58am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:08:41pm

re: #285 Belafon

I want to see it for Maggie Gyllenhaal.

She’s very good in this. Then again, so is the whole cast….they’ve all brought their A-game.

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meteor  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:10:32pm

re: #273 Romantic Heretic

Diddly squat.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:14:59pm

re: #273 Romantic Heretic

What would Kirk know about humility anyway?

Nothing.

I treasure the time my girlfriend gave that Pulpit Pimp a wel deserved thrashing of Tongue Fu!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 9, 2017 • 12:16:45pm

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