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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:33:09am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:36:48am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Beyond Disgusting!

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:40:21am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Pigs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:42:21am

gee…and just which party is responsible for that?

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plansbandc  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:43:28am
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CongoJack  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:44:34am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I remember in Catholic school learning about the passage in the Bible:

For I was hungry and you took away food stamps, I was thirsty and you poisoned the water with lead, I was naked and you grabbed me, I was sick and you took my health insurance, I was in prison and you made it for profit.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of sister of mine is OK because the only righteous person is one of wealth.

(dont think I need the / tag here)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:45:33am
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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:45:55am

re: #3 dangerman

Pigs

Mr Waters and his friend Mr Floyd would like a word:

Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are.
And when your hand is on your heart,
You’re nearly a good laugh,
Almost a joker,
With your head down in the pig bin,
Saying “Keep on digging.”
Pig stain on your fat chin.
What do you hope to find.
When you’re down in the pig mine.
You’re nearly a laugh,
You’re nearly a laugh
But you’re really a cry.

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plansbandc  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:50:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:51:28am
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Belafon  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:53:39am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Who is it?

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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:53:49am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does he not realize that his party has controlled both houses of Congress since 2014? And that they’ve controlled the House of Representatives (where, constitutionally, all spending bills must originate) since 2010?

Or is he really that fucking cynical?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:53:55am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wonder who this was.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:55:57am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

But President Obama should totally cough up his college transcripts and we want all the FBI text messages related to the Trump investigation and we want the FISA application documents related to Carter Page only and we want all the Clinton Foundation documents and…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:55:58am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:56:05am

re: #12 KGxvi

Does he not realize that his party has controlled both houses of Congress since 2014? And that they’ve controlled the House of Representatives (where, constitutionally, all spending bills must originate) since 2010?

Or is he really that fucking cynical?

The latter IMO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:57:27am

re: #11 Belafon

Who is it?

a coward who wants to remain nameless.
Some speculation however that it’s Tim Ryan (D-OH)

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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:57:30am

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I don’t belong to an organized political party, I’m a Democrat.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:57:36am

We get told we appear to be only anti Trump while Pelosi in fact did stand literally and figuratively for DACA Americans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:58:10am

re: #12 KGxvi

Does he not realize that his party has controlled both houses of Congress since 2014? And that they’ve controlled the House of Representatives (where, constitutionally, all spending bills must originate) since 2010?

Or is he really that fucking cynical?

He thinks the rest of us are as stupid/gullible as the GOP base.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:58:18am

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:58:30am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

a coward who wants to remain nameless.
Some speculation however that it’s Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Wouldn’t shock me. He challenged her last time.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:59:36am
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 11:59:55am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Some day, Maggie is going to block me.

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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:00:37pm

Apparently Ryan doesn’t want to bring a DACA vote to the floor unless he knows Trump will support it. Considering the general support for DACA, isn’t there a fairly good chance that a clean bill could get a veto proof majority in both chambers?

If we lived in a world where the Speaker of the House saw Congress as a co-equal branch of government, and/or if he had the requisite spinal/testicular fortitude, he’d bring it to the floor despite what Trump says he wants or doesn’t want. Dare Trump to veto a bill with a veto proof majority.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:04:05pm
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Belafon  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:05:25pm

re: #26 jaunte

I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s thought about getting Trump to react to Black Panther.

Maybe someone can ask him about increasing our vibranium trade.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:05:25pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Tim Ryan from Ohio Trump Territory shaking things up? It would not surprise me. He seems to have his eyes on that Speaker job if the Dems can get congress. And being he is from Youngstown, being a bit heavy-handed about it comes with the thinking. It is a tough area.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:06:21pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

a coward who wants to remain nameless.
Some speculation however that it’s Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Ha! I just made a comment that said that before I saw your’s.

Same page and all that stuff…

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:06:46pm

re: #27 Belafon

“Mr. President, what should be done to address our vibranium scarcity?”

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Belafon  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:07:30pm

re: #28 ObserverArt

Tim Ryan from Ohio Trump Territory shaking things up? It would not surprise me. He seems to have his eyes on that Speaker job if the Dems can get congress. And being he is from Youngstown, being a bit heavy-handed about it comes with the thinking. It is a tough area.

Sounds like the kind of person that would keep the Democrats from doing anything controversial, like defending non-whites.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:10:14pm

re: #8 petesh

Mr Waters and his friend Mr Floyd would like a word:

well played

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:10:24pm

The man is like a human herpes infection.

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Woods Witch  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:11:37pm

re: #25 KGxvi

Ryan is a spineless toady. He, and the rest of the republican caucus, think their job is to do the bidding of “dear leader”. For them the entire concept of the congress providing a check on the executive branch only applies if the president has a D after his or her name. Add to that the fact that the republicans have no desire to pass a DACA bill and the orange menace provides excellent cover

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scottslemmons  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:12:21pm

re: #33 Ace-o-aces

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The man is like a human herpes infection.

Better hope he’s got all his i’s dotted, or he’s going to have some more time in courtrooms.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:12:26pm

re: #33 Ace-o-aces

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The man is like a human herpes infection.

If there’s been one good thing about the past year, it’s been watching him fade into obscurity and misery.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:13:20pm

re: #33 Ace-o-aces

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The man is like a human herpes infection.

So how is Milo’s trial going?

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Woods Witch  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:14:06pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Or you could not hold a parade and use that money for equipment and training…just a thought

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:16:21pm

re: #31 Belafon

Sounds like the kind of person that would keep the Democrats from doing anything controversial, like defending non-whites.

I don’t think he is that evil. He is however running for reelection and that part of Ohio is turbulent right now with Trump in office.

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:19:47pm

re: #32 dangerman

well played

Thank you, but, y’know, much as I liked Animals and still do, I thought Waters was leaning to the paranoid side (and went over the edge with The Wall). Turns out the old bastard was onto something, and if he’d got old Dave to help with Amused to Death and Is This the Life We Really Want? they’d have been really great albums.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:21:20pm

Epistemic closure metaphor goes here:

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Jay C  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:22:23pm

re: #34 Woods Witch

Ryan is spineless toady. He, and the rest of the republican caucus, think their job is to do the bidding of “dear leader”. For them the entire concept of the congress providing a check on the executive branch only applies if the president has a D after his or her name. Add to that the fact that the republicans have no desire to pass a DACA bill and the orange menace provides excellent cover

While I semi-agree with you here, I’m not sure Speaker Ryan, et. al. (outside of the House Wingnut Caucus) really give much of a crap about DACA: I think their main priority is to get a budget deal passed so they can:
1) Take (undeserved) credit for “solving” this year’s (self-inflicted) budget problem, and
2) Get to work on their more-important project of starting to chip away at any and all social programs - in the name of “budget discipline” of course.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:23:56pm

re: #38 Woods Witch

Or you could not hold a parade and use that money for equipment and training…just a thought

this argument which i agree with and is quite correct is not going to fly

there wont be a “parade fund” or some budget line to point to and say “see? this much money” could have been used elsewhere.

there will be lots of ways to estimate the costs, and i assume lots of “journalistic” articles doing so. all which will contradict each other. some even claiming that the amount is zero because “the military is already funded”.

and any costs to the city, for police, cleanup etc dont count cause “that money doesnt go to vets anyway”

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plansbandc  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:24:59pm

re: #41 jaunte

The Prionic Man comment pleased me.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:26:06pm

re: #42 Jay C

While I semi-agree with you here, I’m not sure Speaker Ryan, et. al. (outside of the House Wingnut Caucus) really give much of a crap about DACA: I think their main priority is to get a budget deal passed so they can:
1) Take (undeserved) credit for “solving” this year’s (self-inflicted) budget problem, and
2) Get to work on their more-important project of starting to chip away at any and all social programs - in the name of “budget discipline” of course.

3) Play to the Trump base so all Republicans can try to hold their offices in what could be a bloodbath election season. Because if they lose the House they lose all their dreams to do #2.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:29:58pm
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austin_blue  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:30:46pm

So, Tuesday’s Dead Cat Bounce has disappeared.

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Jay C  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:37:03pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

3) Play to the Trump base so all Republicans can try to hold their offices in what could be a bloodbath election season. Because if they lose the House they lose all their dreams to do #2.

Good point, but outside of (televised) mass deportations of “illegals” - preferably in cattle cars, and simply dumped with only the clothes on their backs on the “wrong” side of the Great Trump Wall - there’s not much that will satisfy the “Trump base” re DACA/Dreamers/any immigration reform whatsoever, so the political calculus is likely, as you point out, to be “whatever will keep MY seat GOP”. End of story.
But yeah, the Repubs have got be imagining that the 115th Congress is probably going to be their last chance to impose their worst shit on the country (and simply playing Obstruction Central in the 116th isn’t likely to cut it): we (i.e. the whole nation) are just fortunate that they have proved so inept so far.

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:37:19pm

re: #40 petesh

Thank you, but, y’know, much as I liked Animals and still do, I thought Waters was leaning to the paranoid side (and went over the edge with The Wall). Turns out the old bastard was onto something, and if he’d got old Dave to help with Amused to Death and Is This the Life We Really Want? they’d have been really great albums.

Listening to ‘Dogs’ now. Majestic bleakness.

‘Sheep’ is next, for one of the greatest lines in rock: ‘Get out of the road if you wanna get old.’

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Dave In Austin  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:41:19pm

Dow’s dumping again

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:41:53pm

re: #47 austin_blue

So, Tuesday’s Dead Cat Bounce has disappeared.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:42:48pm

re: #47 austin_blue

So, Tuesday’s Dead Cat Bounce has disappeared.

dead when it landed

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Jay C  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:43:23pm

re: #47 austin_blue

So, Tuesday’s Dead Cat Bounce has disappeared.

Yep: DJIA down to around 24,200-24,300: pretty much the Black Monday floor, which apparently market-watchers had/have pegged as the “normal” low level for the predicted “correction”. Supposedly, they think the only next “worry” level is 23,500 (the Black Monday “trough”): if selling dips the markets below that, THEN it will be “bad news”….

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:44:38pm

re: #53 Jay C

Yep: DJIA down to around 24,200-24,300: pretty much the Black Monday floor, which apparently market-watchers had/have pegged as the “normal” low level for the predicted “correction”. Supposedly, they think the only next “worry” level is 23,500 (the Black Monday “trough”): if selling dips the markets below that, THEN it will be “bad news”….

just hitting 24,000 on my website

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:45:24pm

re: #49 makeitstop

Listening to ‘Dogs’ now. Majestic bleakness.

‘Sheep’ is next, for one of the greatest lines in rock: ‘Get out of the road if you wanna get old.’

Yes! It is … interesting that Gilmour considered ‘Dogs’ to be his half of the album (when asked if he felt pushed aside), but Waters got half the publishing. Fearsome negotiator, our Roge. I do love the guitar(s).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:46:24pm

re: #54 dangerman

just hitting 24,000 on my website

Time for Trump to tell Mr. Jones he’s a stupid, low energy loser. Sad!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:47:07pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:49:50pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

If America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, then Republicans should leave. Republicans are mind-slaves to their own propaganda, and they are the worst kind of cowards — spineless in person or in daylight, deadly in packs under cover of darkness.

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:50:16pm

Dow, Nov 8, 2017: 23,563. C’mon bears, you can do it! Push it back down to pre-Trump levels.

But of course the less affluent of Trump’s voters won’t be directly affected at all … (I am, but not much.)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:50:17pm

Trump’s supporters are morons.

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Jay C  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:50:50pm

re: #54 dangerman

just hitting 24,000 on my website

About just 10% down from the 1/26 peak (26,600): more-or-less within the “normal correction” range: and of course, all Obama’s fault…..

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:50:53pm

i type “animals” into my player and get:

pink floyd album
the band the animals
carnival of the animals, bernstein

dont think i’ll be shuffle playing this

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:52:04pm

re: #59 petesh

Dow, Nov 8, 2017: 23,563. C’mon bears, you can do it! Push it back down to pre-Trump levels.

But of course the less affluent of Trump’s voters won’t be directly affected at all …

I think that successive boom and bust cycles of the Dow squeeze out smaller investors, as people who get burned in a crash opt out.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:52:31pm

Meeting time.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:53:59pm

re: #60 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Your President isn’t even religious. He has sex with porn-stars, and has a life based on greed. He ran as a Republican, because he knew he could manipulate right-wing religious people by pandering to them, even while being a terrible sinner from a Christian perspective.
Trump’s supporters are morons.

he regularly breaks all the commandments
(except maybe murder, though he has fantasized and bragged about doing it)

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wrenchwench  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:55:07pm

I’ve been saving tubes for an artist who used to work in metal. She was going to use them to make ravens, so I was enthused enough to keep saving them even when I didn’t hear from her for 6 months. I just saw her and gave her the 30-gallon-trash-bag-full. I asked her if she had made any ravens from the last batch, and she explained why she had not, but she made a lizard. !!! I’ll get out another bag.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:55:17pm
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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:55:19pm

re: #65 dangerman

he regularly breaks all the commandments
(except maybe murder, though he has fantasized and bragged about doing it)

oh and two divorces, five kids, three wives thing

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:55:45pm

re: #64 MsJ

Meeting time.

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The Fifth Element Big Bada Boom

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 12:56:57pm

re: #67 Scottish Dragon

@Celticlassy10
Hey loud mouthed jackass who doesn’t have degenerative disc disease…try living with it yourself before giving advice to those of us who already deal with this every goddamned day. Just a tip.

3:49 PM - Feb 8, 2018

or get a medical degree

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:02:45pm

We are so screwed if we pick a fight with a “near peer” military force. All that money, biggest budget by far…

he U.S. Navy is reportedly seeking to delay critical shock testing of its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, which is essential for determining whether the ship is ready for combat, for up to six years. That news follows a damning Pentagon report that shows the vessel’s essential systems, such as its electromagnetic catapults, new arresting gear, and advanced radar, still don’t work right under the best conditions.

On Feb. 7, 2018, Bloomberg revealed that the Navy had appealed directly to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to sign off on delaying the shock testing, which involves setting off large explosive charges near a ship with a representative crew on board and seeing how the vessel holds up, to 2024. Those discussions revolve around the service’s desire to remove funding for the trials in their draft budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. That plan would see the shock tests performed some time in 2019.

Needs less whiz, more bang.

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:04:52pm

re: #63 Blind Frog Belly White

I think that successive boom and bust cycles of the Dow squeeze out smaller investors, as people who get burned in a crash opt out.

To the amazement of our lords and masters, only about half the people in this country have anything in the stock market, including index funds and 401ks.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:05:50pm
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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:08:42pm

He’s done.

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Jay C  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:08:42pm

re: #59 petesh

Dow, Nov 8, 2017: 23,563. C’mon bears, you can do it! Push it back down to pre-Trump levels.

But of course the less affluent of Trump’s voters won’t be directly affected at all … (I am, but not much.)

Whoo doggies!! Dow closes under 24,000! Prelim number is 23,860 (down 1,033 pts - 4.15%) Tomorrow’s trading session is (IMO) gonna show whether this is a “mere correction” or, perhaps, the start of a real bear market. Myself, going off my qualifications as Some Random Guy In The Internet, I think it could go either way: but don’t quote me….
;)

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austin_blue  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:08:45pm

Mr. Dow made another mistake. Down over 1,000 points.

Sigh.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:09:48pm

re: #49 makeitstop

One of my best friends back in the day was a huge Floyd fan. We went to the original Electric Factory in 1970 to see them. It was a very intimate club, you sat close to the stage. We were right in front, they kept the lights very low most of the time. Huge drum kit. Lots of keyboards. I wasn’t a big fan of them at that time, but the one thing I will always remember was the way they had that place wired for speakers. They were everywhere. They had guitar coming from the back..the ceiling…the floor. Like they did with the records. It was like 3D. Richard Wright was wailing away on one of those extended jams they would go off on, and he crawled halfway on top of his one organ that had a box like an old coffee grinder on it. And he started turning it…slowly….and gathering speed..and the sound of his organ started to spin around the room like a huge Leslie, but it was the fucking room. Insane.
Listening to Interstellar Overdrive right now on phones….beautiful noise.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:10:02pm
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sagehen  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:12:32pm

re: #6 CongoJack

I remember in Catholic school learning about the passage in the Bible:

For I was hungry and you took away food stamps, I was thirsty and you poisoned the water with lead, I was naked and you grabbed me, I was sick and you took my health insurance, I was in prison and you made it for profit.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of sister of mine is OK because the only righteous person is one of wealth.

(dont think I need the / tag here)

Deuteronomy 10:19
“So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:33
‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

Leviticus 19:34
‘The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 24:22
‘There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the LORD your God.’”

Exodus 12:49
“The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you.”

Exodus 22:21
“You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 47:22
“You shall divide it by lot for an inheritance among yourselves and among the aliens who stay in your midst, who bring forth sons in your midst And they shall be to you as the native-born among the sons of Israel; they shall be allotted an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.

and of truly particular and specific comparison to today…

Isaiah 61:5
Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks, And foreigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:14:59pm

re: #78 jaunte

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Dave In Austin  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:16:22pm

Fuck

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:17:35pm
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Belafon  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:18:00pm

re: #71 Unshaken Defiance

Did we retire our other 10 carriers?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:18:43pm

re: #82 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

GOP Congressional Candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. Still Thinks Obama Is Muslim (The Daily Beast)

“And so the fuck what even if he was?”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:18:51pm

re: #81 Dave In Austin

Fuck

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Colleen is probably joking.

Colleen ☘️
@cmcubfan
Sometimes I sing in the shower. Unapologetic fan of Keanu Reeves. Bruce Springsteen is my life coach. I drink and I know things. Chicago sports fan!

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:18:55pm

re: #75 Jay C

Whoo doggies!! Dow closes under 24,000! Prelim number is 23,860 (down 1,033 pts - 4.15%) Tomorrow’s trading session is (IMO) gonna show whether this is a “mere correction” or, perhaps, the start of a real bear market. Myself, going off my qualifications as Some Random Guy In The Internet, I think it could go either way: but don’t quote me….
;)

now you can pitch a show to cnbc

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:19:27pm

re: #84 GlutenFreeJesus

“And so the fuck what even if he was?”

It would mean that he’s a lying Muslim Atheist posing as a Christian.
/

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lawhawk  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:19:48pm

re: #78 jaunte

The answer is … yes.

The fact is that Porter lied on his SF 86 if he omitted the restraining order.

That’s a violation of 18 USC 1001.

That’s the same thing Jared Kushner did - lying and omitting information from the SF-86.

In Kushner’s case, he lied multiple times because he continued to omit the June 2016 Russia meeting from his revised submissions.

Each omission is a separate violation.

Each violation is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Trump undermines national security every day these guys are on the payroll and in the WH doing whatever it is they’re doing (and if Porter didn’t have full clearance, then what was he doing in his role since it requires having full clearance - breaking the law by having access to classified info, or he had someone else doing his job for him)?

No matter how you cut this, everyone associated with this craven cabal of cronies is corrupt.

Kelly’s in deep trouble here too, enabling Porter to hang around despite these problems.

But ultimately it’s all on Trump who ignores basic security protocols. He’s more interested in tweeting bullshit and listening to Fox and Friends kiss his ass and golfing.

All the while, the GOP obliges his bullshit.

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austin_blue  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:19:52pm

re: #83 Belafon

Did we retire our other 10 carriers?

Nah, they actually work.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:20:52pm

re: #88 lawhawk

Kelly’s in deep trouble here too

I hope so, but I’m not entirely sure that the law applies to Republicans.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:21:44pm

Afternoon/Evening Lizardim.

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Belafon  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:21:46pm

re: #89 austin_blue

Nah, they actually work.

As a former nuke on an aircraft carrier, I can unequivocally say that steam catapults need to go away. There’s a whole lot of resources just dealing with the steam.

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:22:59pm

re: #77 nines09

One of my best friends back in the day was a huge Floyd fan. We went to the original Electric Factory in 1970 to see them. It was a very intimate club, you sat close to the stage. We were right in front, they kept the lights very low most of the time. Huge drum kit. Lots of keyboards. I wasn’t a big fan of them at that time, but the one thing I will always remember was the way they had that place wired for speakers. They were everywhere. They had guitar coming from the back..the ceiling…the floor. Like they did with the records. It was like 3D. Richard Wright was wailing away on one of those extended jams they would go off on, and he crawled halfway on top of his one organ that had a box like an old coffee grinder on it. And he started turning it…slowly….and gathering speed..and the sound of his organ started to spin around the room like a huge Leslie, but it was the fucking room. Insane.
Listening to Interstellar Overdrive right now on phones….beautiful noise.

I was at that show. Also not a fan of their earlier stuff, I started really taking notice around ‘Dark Side’ like everyone else. But yeah, that show was ridiculous for its time - and I marveled at the sheer amount of gear they hauled around.

I saw a lot of shows at the Factory - Small Faces with Marriott and Faces with shy boy Stewart, Elton John’s first East Coast show chief among them. I still regret not having gone to see Jimi there. Todd R in The Nazz opened that show.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:23:21pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:23:41pm

re: #82 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

GOP Congressional Candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. Still Thinks Obama Is Muslim (The Daily Beast)

Has he endorsed his Republican pal running in Illinois 3?

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lawhawk  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:24:48pm

re: #83 Belafon

Did we retire our other 10 carriers?

We’ve still got 10 carriers. The Ford is the lead of the new design, and it’s got a bunch of new tech involved, centered around aircraft launch and recovery. EMAL system is supposed to make it safer to launch a wider range of aircraft more smoothly so that airframes are not shocked as much as they are under current steam system.

Landing system would have a similar system to improve safety and reduce stress on airframes and deck systems.

Some of this is teething problems. Some of this is that we’re talking about the crown jewel of the US Navy and there are significant problems.

That’s on top of the problems the Navy had with the Zumwalt class, the Virginia class subs, and the F-35 carrier and VSTOL versions.

All their new acquisitions programs have been severely over budget and underwhelming in performance as compared to spec.

Put simply, the acquisition process for the military sucks. Now it just costs more than ever and there are fewer companies who can do the work.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:26:27pm

re: #95 Joe Bacon 🌹

Has he endorsed his Republican pal running in Illinois 3?

Most Republicans won’t endorse that guy. He’s a crackpot loser.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:27:30pm

re: #96 lawhawk

We’ve still got 10 carriers. The Ford is the lead of the new design, and it’s got a bunch of new tech involved, centered around aircraft launch and recovery. EMAL system is supposed to make it safer to launch a wider range of aircraft more smoothly so that airframes are not shocked as much as they are under current steam system.

Landing system would have a similar system to improve safety and reduce stress on airframes and deck systems.

Some of this is teething problems. Some of this is that we’re talking about the crown jewel of the US Navy and there are significant problems.

That’s on top of the problems the Navy had with the Zumwalt class, the Virginia class subs, and the F-35 carrier and VSTOL versions.

All their new acquisitions programs have been severely over budget and underwhelming in performance as compared to spec.

Put simply, the acquisition process for the military sucks. Now it just costs more than ever and there are fewer companies who can do the work.

Is there any relation between those two facts? Seems to me like less competition means it’s easier to bloat the contract.

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:27:56pm

re: #93 makeitstop

Oops.

Todd R in The Nazz Woody’s Truck Stop opened that show.

Nazz was slightly later.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:29:33pm

re: #93 makeitstop

I looked it up, they were there in 70 in April and September. I think I was at the September one. I was at so many great shows there I still go “Oh, yeah. Now I remember”. I may have that EJ poster here. He wasn’t headlining.

and in small print…
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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:32:26pm

re: #100 nines09

Ah yes, the good old days when Elton worked for a living.

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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:33:35pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:33:44pm
Because that, in a coconut shell, was the problem. Jimmy Buffett is not really Jimmy Buffett anymore. He hasn’t been for a while. Jimmy Buffett — the nibbling on sponge cake, watching the sun bake, getting drunk and screwing, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere Jimmy Buffett — has been replaced with a well-preserved businessman who is leveraging the Jimmy Buffett of yore in order to keep the Jimmy Buffett of now in the manner to which the old Jimmy Buffett never dreamed he could become accustomed. And therein lies the Margaritaville(r) Mesquite BBQ Rub: The more successful you become at selling the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle, the less you are seen as believably living the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.

nytimes.com

Via Metafilter

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:34:38pm

re: #100 nines09

I looked it up, they were there in 70 in April and September. I think I was at the September one. I was at so many great shows there I still go “Oh, yeah. Now I remember”. I may have that EJ poster here. He wasn’t headlining.

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Whoa, that takes me back. American Dream was a pretty awesome band, I used to see them all over the place. Nicky Jameson landed with Foghat in time for their big radio success.

I remember EJ taking the stage in yellow overalls and gold sparkled Doc Maartens. Nobody knew who he was, and ‘Your Song’ had just started getting airplay at the time. It was just EJ, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson at the time. They leveled the joint.

I’ve got that American Dream record in MP3 format around here somewhere…

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:37:02pm

re: #99 makeitstop

Yeah. Todd was acting as a valet at a wedding I attended/crashed for a local drummer. Nobody knew who he was, it was a hoot. It was right after Nazz took off.
They did this tune a few times. We called it the Tuna Fish Hoagie
Pardon the pics. I’m glad someone posted it.

Loosen Up - The Nazz

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:39:44pm

re: #105 nines09

Yeah. Todd was acting as a valet at a wedding I attended/crashed for a local drummer. Nobody knew who he was, it was a hoot. It was right after Nazz took off.
They did this tune a few times. We called it the Tuna Fish Hoagie

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Video

That ended up on ‘Nazz 3’ or ‘Fungo Bat’ or whatever that was called, right?

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Belafon  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:41:03pm

re: #103 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

nytimes.com

Via Metafilter

People who get rubbed the wrong way because someone no longer lives the way they imagined them need to get a life.

Why do we do this to musicians? When Green Day went mainstream, the people who watched them in clubs turned on them. People go nuts when one of their cherished songs turns up in a commercial. It’s absolutely silly.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:42:16pm
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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:43:54pm

re: #106 makeitstop

Not sure. It popped up in my mind one night, and that’s the only track I can find of it. Had far too many friends who loved tunafishhoagies. With cheese.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:45:11pm

re: #107 Belafon

People who get rubbed the wrong way because someone no longer lives the way they imagined them need to get a life.

Why do we do this to musicians? When Green Day went mainstream, the people who watched them in clubs turned on them. People go nuts when one of their cherished songs turns up in a commercial. It’s absolutely silly.

By the time you’re 60 years old, all your cherished songs, especially the really subversive ones, end up being elevator music.

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plansbandc  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:48:05pm

re: #93 makeitstop

I am jealous of you both.

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:48:10pm

re: #109 nines09

Not sure. It popped up in my mind one night, and that’s the only track I can find of it. Had far too many friends who loved tunafishhoagies. With cheese.

I think that’s the actual recording, the only one I can remember.

Nazz got odd pretty late. Did you know that Rundgren’s replacement was Rick Neilsen?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:51:23pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

By the time you’re 60 years old, all your cherished songs, especially the really subversive ones, end up being elevator music.

Late 90’s when Zep was played on a cadillac commercial.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:52:22pm

re: #93 makeitstop

I was at that show. Also not a fan of their earlier stuff, I started really taking notice around ‘Dark Side’ like everyone else. But yeah, that show was ridiculous for its time - and I marveled at the sheer amount of gear they hauled around.

I saw a lot of shows at the Factory - Small Faces with Marriott and Faces with shy boy Stewart, Elton John’s first East Coast show chief among them. I still regret not having gone to see Jimi there. Todd R in The Nazz opened that show.

What do you mean like everyone else??? : )

My first Floyd purchase was Ummagumma in high school (‘70) and then I went back and listened to the Syd Barrett stuff which is quite poppy in ways as they were really a bit of a mod band then.

But if you only like Dark Side on then you would have missed this (see vid). I loved this piece of music for late nights on mind altering substances or creating art while in college and for in the car on a peaceful drive in the country. A real trip as it were. Only Floyd could give you Atom Heart Mother in 1970.

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother Suite (Full Song)

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:55:20pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

What do you mean like everyone else??? : )

My first Floyd purchase was Ummagumma in high school (‘70) and then I went back and listened to the Syd Barrett stuff which is quite poppy in ways as they were really a bit of a mod band then.

But if you only like Dark Side on then you would have missed this (see vid). I loved this piece of music for late nights on mind altering substances or creating art while in college and for in the car on a peaceful drive in the country. A real trip as it were. Only Floyd could give you Atom Heart Mother in 1970.

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Don’t get me wrong - early Floyd was in heavy rotation among my friends (I got scared just about to death by hearing ‘Several Species of Small Furry Animals’ while under the influence of one thing or another). I just wasn’t really that into them until ‘Dark Side.’

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:56:17pm

re: #112 makeitstop

Yep. It’s them at either a small group or studio.
“We the Nazz……..From Philadelphia……Home of the Tuna Fish Hoagie……”
People did not know that.
It’s true.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:57:19pm

re: #102 gocart mozart

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Uh oh…domestic fight!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 1:59:52pm

re: #115 makeitstop

Don’t get me wrong - early Floyd was in heavy rotation among my friends (I got scared just about to death by hearing ‘Several Species of Small Furry Animals’ while under the influence of one thing or another). I just wasn’t really that into them until ‘Dark Side.’

Reminds me of college days when Dark Side of The Moon was synced with The Wizard Of Oz. OR The Outer Limits Episode “Counterweight”…

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:00:29pm

the market has been watching trump from afar
(not as a collective of investors, but the market itself - nameless, faceless, disembodied)

watching him claiming all the gains in his own name
just sitting
waiting
the weeks leading up and at the SOTFU he went all in and took total ownership

and has just said “here ya go, it’s all yours”

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:05:14pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

By the time you’re 60 years old, all your cherished songs, especially the really subversive ones, end up being elevator music.

thats why i take the stairs ;-)

though it is a bit ironic? discordant? something
young artists are so involved in the music they make - really heart and soul
they are (we think - genuine and sincere)
so they and their music are one
to an extent, without that unity, they wouldnt have had the attraction

well everybody grows, ages, changes

so it can be hard to reconcile that someone who lives in the continuous body isnt the same as they were - and now may not have that connected unity.

because we want them to be. because that was part of our attraction to their music and them

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:06:02pm

re: #115 makeitstop

Don’t get me wrong - early Floyd was in heavy rotation among my friends (I got scared just about to death by hearing ‘Several Species of Small Furry Animals’ while under the influence of one thing or another). I just wasn’t really that into them until ‘Dark Side.’

Just pokin’! I think Atom Heart Mother really foretold where they were going in the future. There is some Dark Side/Animals stuff going on in the YouTube of Atom Heart Mother Suite. I am playing it as I type. I love the recurring theme that comes around on the changes to the different suite parts…and the haunting vocals. They could be a very chilling band late at night alone in a dark house listening to things like this suite.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:07:28pm

re: #113 Stanley Sea

Late 90’s when Zep was played on a cadillac commercial.

the who, the allman brothers, alas

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plansbandc  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:13:43pm

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:17:53pm

re: #112 makeitstop

There was all kinds of stories about Todd and Nazz and who was blaming who and in the end Todd left and Nazz just tried to keep booking gigs. It was, after all, Philly in the 70’s. Many a man died on that hill.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:20:58pm

A Florida Boy story instead of a Florida Man one:

US Boy Trapped in Florida Arcade Machine (goes to the BBC)

TL;DR version is a boy climbed in through the delivery slot of a skill crane machine to get a toy and became trapped inside the machine with the toys.

Firefighters eating at a restaurant near the machine pried the machine apart to release the boy.

I suppose they could have put fifty cents or whatever in the machine to see if they could use the crane to drop the boy in the prize slot… .

(Includes a photograph of the boy sitting in the machine, which as an adult he will never live down)

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fern01  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:21:09pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

The latter IMO.

Fixed that for you

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:21:38pm

re: #124 nines09

There was all kinds of stories about Todd and Nazz and who was blaming who and in the end Todd left and Nazz just tried to keep booking gigs. It was, after all, Philly in the 70’s. Many a man died on that hill.

Yeah, I hear that. Too bad, they were a pretty good band.

There was a confluence between late Nazz and very early Cheap Trick (they lived in Philly when they were called Sick Man of Europe when Zeno was their singer).

Hank Ransome actually did a bunch of shows with Trick when Bun E. broke his arm one time.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:21:55pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

By the time you’re 60 years old, all your cherished songs, especially the really subversive ones, end up being elevator music.

Two songs actually produced real-world changes in my behavior: Vince Guaraldi’s Cast Your Fate to the Winds and Floyd’s On the Turning Away.

Still does:

It’s a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it’s shroud
Over all we have known

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:22:40pm

re: #83 Belafon

Did we retire our other 10 carriers?

Retire? No. Under maintain and equip, yes indeed.

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wrenchwench  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:23:09pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

By the time you’re 60 years old, all your cherished songs, especially the really subversive ones, end up being elevator music.

I was still in my teens when I heard ‘Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ in Von’s. I thought something had come to an end, not sure what.

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fern01  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:23:29pm

re: #25 KGxvi

Apparently Ryan doesn’t want to bring a DACA vote to the floor unless he knows Trump will support it. Considering the general support for DACA, isn’t there a fairly good chance that a clean bill could get a veto proof majority in both chambers?

Fixed this one as well

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:28:08pm

It may have been a shitty day but the earnings report that Nvidia released just crushed estimates. EPS beat by 48%, datacenter year over year revenue up 106%. Stock price currently up over 13% from today’s close in after hours, near the all time high

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:28:17pm
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Bubblehead II  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:33:07pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:34:22pm
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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:34:36pm

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:35:57pm

For our software developers here:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:36:51pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For our software developers here:

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Sorry. I’m deprecated. And you can forget about documentation.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:37:39pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

A Florida Boy story instead of a Florida Man one:

US Boy Trapped in Florida Arcade Machine (goes to the BBC)

TL;DR version is a boy climbed in through the delivery slot of a skill crane machine to get a toy and became trapped inside the machine with the toys.

Firefighters eating at a restaurant near the machine pried the machine apart to release the boy.

I suppose they could have put fifty cents or whatever in the machine to see if they could use the crane to drop the boy in the prize slot… .

(Includes a photograph of the boy sitting in the machine, which as an adult he will never live down)

last thread

Mason sat atop the stuffed toys while firefighters took just 5 minutes and $6.00 in quarters to get him out.

i add the ital part

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:38:39pm

re: #138 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Sorry. I’m deprecated. And you can forget about documentation.

Bloody engineers and their insistence on doing the documentation later.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:38:40pm

re: #130 wrenchwench

And what can a poor boy do
except sing for a rock roll band
cause in sleepy London town
there’s a place for a
Lexus, the next generation of luxury.
Experience the all new Audi 5 Fucking Thousand
And who could go wrong serving Tottenspots Tots?

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:39:17pm

re: #132 goddamnedfrank

How much of that is bitcoin miner card sales? That bubble burst…

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:40:20pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For our software developers here:

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Software support has orphaned me as an older version. I now have extended life support from my wife, since she’s a software engineer.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:41:17pm

re: #141 nines09

And what can a poor boy do
except sing for a rock roll band
cause in sleepy London town
there’s a place for a
Lexus, the next generation of luxury.
Experience the all new Audi 5 Fucking Thousand
And who could go wrong serving Tottenspots Tots?

The Older Boy says he’s grown sick of the music on repeat at Safeway. I suggested he choose one song in the rotation, and note what times it comes on, so he can determine the periodicity.

He gave me one of THOSE looks.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:42:09pm

re: #143 Anymouse 🌹

Software support has orphaned me as an older version. I now have extended life support from my wife, since she’s a software engineer.

Had to raise and educate mine, and then he insists on working remote from Florida.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:42:45pm

Only the best people…

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:43:15pm

re: #133 MsJ

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reality bites
there is no arguing with yesterday’s final numbers claiming, somehow the “true” numbers are “really” different than the historical prices recorded everywhere. you’re not gonna get more for your shares than anyone else

ah, were there a way to do this with media/twitter/news/etc

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:43:18pm

re: #136 nines09

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allegro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:44:59pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

Only the best people…

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Most times someone gets fired and doesn’t get hired back. Two more times. Best people.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:45:44pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For our software developers here:

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i have no comments

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:45:46pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

Only the best people…

White House hits back at Omarosa: She was was fired three times on “The Apprentice”

So, why did you hire her, then?

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CongoJack  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:46:13pm

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

How much of that is bitcoin miner card sales? That bubble burst…

Crypocurrency only accounts for 8% (or less) of Nvidia items if memory serves

My father is a stock broker… they have a good research firm

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:47:54pm

re: #125 Anymouse 🌹

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:48:39pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:49:18pm

re: #152 CongoJack

Crypocurrency only accounts for 8% (or less) of Nvidia items if memory serves

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Thank you. Perspective like that is good to have.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:49:18pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

Only the best people…

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Using his position to attack private citizens again.

I’m not a fan of Ms. Manigault, but unless Trump is addressing her work (whatever it was) in the White House, she should not be a target for his ire.

That said, it’s the old “you knew the job was dangerous when you took it” from Super Chicken.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:50:35pm

re: #146 FormerDirtDart

Only the best people…

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I still think this is all a huge act by the Trumperoids, as fake as WWE wrestling.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:52:01pm

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:52:24pm

Trump’s parade.

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:52:54pm

re: #122 dangerman

the who, the allman brothers, alas

Bob Dylan for Victoria’s Secret, Cadillac, IBM, Apple and Chrysler, plus licensing songs for Pepsi and Elvis knows what else. All I can say is, the man’s got a sense of humor and a very fat bank account. And he still sings Desolation Row, gobblessim.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:53:14pm

re: #148 makeitstop

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:53:31pm

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

How much of that is bitcoin miner card sales? That bubble burst…

Right now Bitcoin is more stable than the Dow.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:53:46pm

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

How much of that is bitcoin miner card sales? That bubble burst…

Not much. Nvidia’s exposure to bitcoin is mostly incidental in that their cards are sometimes bought when miners can’t find the cheaper AMD cards they prefer. It’s a very slight bonus in some quarters but not one that tends to get baked into the stock price.

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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:54:19pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:54:26pm

re: #160 petesh

Bob Dylan for Victoria’s Secret, Cadillac, IBM, Apple and Chrysler, plus licensing songs for Pepsi and Elvis knows what else. All I can say is, the man’s got a sense of humor and a very fat bank account. And he still sings Desolation Row, gobblessim.

Phil Ochs never went electric.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:55:23pm

...

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:55:23pm

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

Not much. Nvidia’s exposure to bitcoin is mostly incidental in that their cards are sometimes bought when miners can’t find the cheaper AMD cards they prefer. It’s a very slight bonus in some quarters but not one that tends to get baked into the stock price.

Only someone who has no idea what they’re doing is trying to mine Bitcoin with GPUs. It’s ASIC-resistant alt-coins that get mined with GPUs.

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sagehen  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:55:39pm

re: #102 gocart mozart

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Best responses in thread:

@ShaneAvery
Replying to @johnlegend
I can’t wait for @chrissyteigen ‘s response. lol

@its_ryun
She can’t respnd with a dead phone. She doesn’t have a phone charger.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:56:18pm

re: #164 gocart mozart

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Pretty much defines the downfall.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:56:27pm

re: #166 Skip Intro

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Every picture you see of him sitting down, he looks like he’s on the toilet.

Hell, maybe he is.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:57:55pm

President Trump Is Less Unpopular Than He’s Been In A While

he president’s ratings stand at about 43 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval as of Thursday afternoon according to HuffPost’s aggregate of publicly available polling. That’s up from an average 38 percent approval rating at the start of December.

huffingtonpost.com

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:59:18pm

re: #170 Blind Frog Belly White

Wife-abuser Who Never Passed Background Check Still in White House

That’s better.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:59:34pm

re: #162 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Right now Bitcoin is more stable than the Dow.

Haha true enough. For the moment, lets just hope it’s not a race to a bottom for either. FWIW

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 2:59:41pm

re: #171 Skip Intro

President Trump Is Less Unpopular Than He’s Been In A While

huffingtonpost.com

Analysis I saw said it’s all just Republicans returning to the fold. Give ‘em tax cuts for the super-wealthy, and you can do whatever you want with them.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:00:03pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:00:52pm

re: #164 gocart mozart

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Now we know how Bernini got his models.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:01:10pm

re: #162 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Right now Bitcoin is more stable than the Dow.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:01:21pm

re: #174 Blind Frog Belly White

Well any thought that the GOP will impeach him is as likely as finding a house in Malibu for $1,000,000.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:01:22pm

re: #157 Skip Intro

I still think this is all a huge act by the Trumperoids, as fake as WWE wrestling.

Things are always different behind the stage sets.

That is where the real deal is going down, out of sight, out of mind. He has everyone watching the show in The Oval Office, while his cabinet tears the guts out of the government to Trump’s and their own benefit.

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sagehen  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:02:11pm

re: #141 nines09

And what can a poor boy do
except sing for a rock roll band
cause in sleepy London town
there’s a place for a
Lexus, the next generation of luxury.
Experience the all new Audi 5 Fucking Thousand
And who could go wrong serving Tottenspots Tots?

Exception: it’s OK for British Airways to use “London Calling” in their ads…
(and no, it would not be OK to use “Guns of Brixton”)

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fern01  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:02:32pm

re: #68 dangerman

oh and two divorces, five kids, three wives thing

three times adultery, two divorces, five kids, three wives thing

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:03:38pm

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

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slowly, relentlessly, progress moves only in one direction
it can be sidetracked, slowed, speed bumped, distracted. it wont be stopped.

progressives will take the wheel again

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:05:50pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:05:51pm

Stephen Colbert had John Oliver last night, speaking about Nancy Pelosi’s speech on the US House floor, and Donald Trump’s proposed military parade.

John Oliver Warns Meghan Markle What She’s Getting Herself Into

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:06:15pm

re: #172 Skip Intro

[Embedded content]

That’s better.

Oh look…they heard the feedback, they have some folders placed on the edge of the desk to make The Orange Don look busy.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:06:24pm

re: #181 fern01

three times adultery, two divorces, five kids, three wives thing

this was a followup
i got adultery in #65 - “he regularly breaks all the commandments…”

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:08:07pm

re: #142 Unshaken Defiance

How much of that is bitcoin miner card sales? That bubble burst…

After the big rush last year of bitcoin miners buying up the high-end video cards which caused a pretty significant price spike on graphics cards, Nvidia did some custom APU/GPUs and supporting hardware specifically for those users to alleviate the shortages in the graphics card markets. They do a LOT of datacenter development work that is pretty much unknown to the casual desktop PC crowd and are pretty much on the cutting edge on that tech sector nowadays.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:09:25pm
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:11:28pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Oh look…they heard the feedback, they have some folders placed on the edge of the desk to make The Orange Don look busy.

Those are menus. The only thing he reads.

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calochortus  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:11:58pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Oh look…they heard the feedback, they have some folders placed on the edge of the desk to make The Orange Don look busy.

They also put the phone a bit closer to him so he’s not leaning over to get the receiver like he never used the thing in real life.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:12:32pm

re: #190 calochortus

They also put the phone a bit closer to him so he’s not leaning over to get the receiver like he never used the thing in real life.

He’s ordering KFC.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:12:53pm

re: #189 MsJ

Those are menus. The only thing he reads.

He asked for Mitt’s ‘Binders of Women’, but was disappointed to discover it was all resumes and not pictures of bound women.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:12:56pm

It’s supposed to start snowing tonight … warnings and watches are going up just north of us.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:13:27pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:14:28pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:14:42pm

re: #189 MsJ

Those are menus. The only thing he reads.

“Gimme the 32 piece buckets, but I want it all drumsticks and thighs, and all white meat”

Uh, sir….

“I’M THE PRESIDENT, GODDAMMIT!!”

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:15:08pm

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Phil Ochs never went electric.

But he rocked a gold lamé suit!
allmusic.com

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:16:55pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Oh look…they heard the feedback, they have some folders placed on the edge of the desk to make The Orange Don look busy.

He’s on the phone to Kelly telling him to get all that crap off of his desk.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:17:05pm

re: #192 Blind Frog Belly White

He asked for Mitt’s ‘Binders of Women’, but was disappointed to discover it was all resumes and not pictures of bound women.

Hmmm. Here’s on the phone with Stormy, them.

Wait, that was after he ordered the KFC.

(Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your wait staff.)

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:18:29pm

re: #194 Charles Johnson

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“provoker” - he doesnt even rate “provocateur”

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:18:29pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:19:11pm

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:22:12pm

Damn. I just took a drink of water from a 1 litre bottle and waterboarded myself.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:23:28pm

re: #201 MsJ

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Ever wonder why the Right hates Nancy Pelosi so much? There’s your answer - she’s effective.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:23:59pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:24:26pm
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:24:38pm

re: #204 Blind Frog Belly White

Ever wonder why the Right hates Nancy Pelosi so much? There’s your answer - she’s effective.

Yup. They hate her for both reasons.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:24:51pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:25:41pm

re: #204 Blind Frog Belly White

Ever wonder why the Right hates Nancy Pelosi so much? There’s your answer - she’s effective.

And strong. She holds her position and then works from there.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:26:16pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:27:59pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:28:32pm

Randy is randy today

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Dave In Austin  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:33:01pm
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:34:01pm
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Kilroy was here  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:36:53pm

re: #208 FormerDirtDart

Why do I now keep hearing, in my head … In Colombo’s voice.

“One more thing Mr Musk… “

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sagehen  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:39:19pm

re: #201 MsJ

[Embedded content]

She’s not even demanding that a law pass; simply that it be voted on. If it fails it fails, not her fault.

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Weaselone  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:41:23pm

re: #215 Kilroy was here

Why do I now keep hearing in my head … In Colombo’s voice.

“One more thing Mr Musk… “

Anyone heard from Peter Thiel recently? If it’s him in the space suit, Colombo needs to keep his mouth shut.

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Scout  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:46:13pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Oh look…they heard the feedback, they have some folders placed on the edge of the desk to make The Orange Don look busy.

I know, right?

Every time I think these deplorables can’t get any more pathetic, they manage to do it.

It’s almost impressive how small-minded they are.

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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:46:42pm
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:46:49pm

Curling, baby. BBIAB.

GO CANADA!!!

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Bubblehead II  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:49:50pm

re: #187 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

After the big rush last year of bitcoin miners buying up the high-end video cards which caused a pretty significant price spike on graphics cards, Nvidia did some custom APU/GPUs and supporting hardware specifically for those users to alleviate the shortages in the graphics card markets. They do a LOT of datacenter development work that is pretty much unknown to the casual desktop PC crowd and are pretty much on the cutting edge on that tech sector nowadays.

They also do quite a bit of custom work for the Gaming (Casino) market as well. We have Nvidia cards that you can’t buy on the open market. I am looking at you Bally & Aristocrat.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:49:53pm
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Dr. Matt  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:50:43pm

I’ve been buried under a rock with work today; WTH happened to the markets again? Did Trump nuke someone?

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:51:00pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

“a light unto all nations”

Does that include the sh*thole nations of Africa and Haiti? Or just the countries Trump likes such as Norway?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:52:22pm

re: #223 Dr. Matt

Most of the dump happened in the last 30 sec. before close.

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Bubblehead II  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:53:32pm

re: #193 Anymouse 🌹

It’s supposed to start snowing tonight … warnings and watches are going up just north of us.

Southern Idaho 7 day forecast.

It’s fucking February, not March. But hay, climate change is a hoax.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:54:10pm

re: #202 Stanley Sea

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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:54:10pm

re: #223 Dr. Matt

I’ve been buried under a rock with work today; WTH happened to the markets again? Did Trump nuke someone?

Basically: unemployment is too low while openings are too high, meaning businesses have to pay new and existing employees more, meaning people are worried that prices will have to go up, meaning inflation. And interest rates on bonds are going up (slightly), so investors are spooked. At least that’s what this analysis says, and it makes sense when you consider the wage stagnation we’ve had despite very low unemployment.

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Weaselone  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:55:21pm

re: #224 Patricia Kayden

“a light unto all nations”

Does that include the sh*thole nations of Africa and Haiti? Or just the countries Trump likes such as Norway?

I suppose it depends on whether or not the light is an open flame.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:55:25pm
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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:55:46pm

re: #226 Bubblehead II

Southern Idaho 7 day forecast.

It’s fucking February, not March. But hay, climate change is a hoax.

It’s 85 in Anaheim today… and the thermometer on my car said 91 earlier.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:57:41pm

re: #225 Dave In Austin

Most of the dump happened in the last 30 sec. before close.

Looked like a pretty erratic day all around. Second time in four days the Dow sank more than 1,000 points. Winning. Maga.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 3:58:48pm

re: #231 KGxvi

It’s 85 in Anaheim today… and the thermometer on my car said 91 earlier.

84 here. Tank top all day.

Ugh.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:00:10pm

re: #228 KGxvi

Basically: unemployment is too low while openings are too high, meaning businesses have to pay new and existing employees more, meaning people are worried that prices will have to go up, meaning inflation. And interest rates on bonds are going up (slightly), so investors are spooked. At least that’s what this analysis says, and it makes sense when you consider the wage stagnation we’ve had despite very low unemployment.

So the peasants demand leeks with their gruel, and the nobles lost their shit?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:00:31pm

Trump’s speech is slurred in a lot of those clips.

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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:01:11pm

re: #233 Stanley Sea

84 here. Tank top all day.

Ugh.

I just had to look it up, average highs this time of year is around 70, record was 94. The fact that we are closer to the record than the average seems like less than a good thing.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:05:07pm

re: #228 KGxvi

Basically: unemployment is too low while openings are too high, meaning businesses have to pay new and existing employees more, meaning people are worried that prices will have to go up, meaning inflation. And interest rates on bonds are going up (slightly), so investors are spooked. At least that’s what this analysis says, and it makes sense when you consider the wage stagnation we’ve had despite very low unemployment.

This business of low unemployment being bad for the stock market is a perfect example of divergent class interests.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:06:12pm

re: #230 FormerDirtDart

So Trump wanted a shutdown and he’s getting one. Yay. I guess.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:07:21pm

re: #236 KGxvi

I just had to look it up, average highs this time of year is around 70, record was 94. The fact that we are closer to the record than the average seems like less than a good thing.

San Luis Obispo has broken 8 heat records in 9 days. Near 90 today.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:08:20pm

re: #238 Patricia Kayden

So Trump wanted a shutdown and he’s getting one. Yay. I guess.

Will the media remember this?

Haa!

Has Fox started blaming Pelosi yet?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:09:44pm
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Dr. Matt  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:09:56pm

re: #238 Patricia Kayden

So Trump wanted a shutdown and he’s getting one. Yay. I guess.

Rand Paul is a drama queen. My guess: He’s going to get his 15 minutes of grandstanding, probably get something trivial in return, and the spending bill will get signed before midnight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:11:12pm

he is completely ignoring all the various shit hitting every available fan tonight.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:11:18pm

7-2 Canada. Curling is good tonight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:12:49pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:12:55pm

re: #244 MsJ

7-2 Canada. Curling is good tonight.

A really good hacker could teach Roombas to compete.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:13:54pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:14:53pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

There it is. Hoyer calls on Republicans to pass a one-day CR to keep the government open tomorrow.

“Listen up, troops. The 155’s and MLRS will drop supressive fire at 0500, if the resolution is passed.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:15:12pm
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Ace-o-aces  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:17:39pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:18:40pm

If I had pressed one, I would have been blown away by this method to put $10,000 in my pocket every 10 to 14 days. When I hear it from a recording, I need more specificity. None of this four day spread. I pressed ‘off’.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:20:09pm

So, my fellow Illinoisans, you sick of Biss (Bernie choice), and Pritzker (dude’s shady) too? Might be worth checking out Chris Kennedy. Unless there’s something about him I’m unaware of… ?

kennedyforillinois.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:20:45pm

(just showed up in my TL, courtesy of a Stephen King RT)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:24:54pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:27:00pm

“WE CAN’T AFFORD TO SPEND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS RIGHT NOW!!!”

“You just voted to give away $1.5 trillion to the rich.”

“THAT WAS DIFFERENT!!!”

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:27:57pm

re: #255 Targetpractice

“WE CAN’T AFFORD TO SPEND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS RIGHT NOW!!!”

“You just voted to give away $1.5 trillion to the rich.”

“THAT WAS DIFFERENT!!!”

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:29:43pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is old shtick. In the ’70s a craphead (Packwood IIRC) created the Golden Goose Award. One of his targets was a physical anthropologist he derided for a study to take detailed body measurements of stewardesses. Guy was developing the kind of ergonomic jumpseats that kept the cabin attendants alive to get everybody off CPT Sully’s plane.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:31:00pm

re: #257 Decatur Deb

This is old shtick. In the ’70s a craphead (Packwood IIRC) created the Golden Goose Award. One of his targets was a physical anthropologist re derided for a study to take detailed body measurements of stewardesses. Guy was developing the kind of ergonomic jumpseats that kept the cabin attendants alive to get everybody off CPT Sully’s plane.

William Proxmire and his stupid golden fleece awards. That was an early stage in the enstupidation of the nation.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:32:03pm

re: #257 Decatur Deb

re: #258 EPR-radar

en.wikipedia.org

EPR: Dang you beat me to it.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:34:26pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rand Paul makes this cost look like a 9 digit number by giving three decimal paces for the cents. In reality that cost is less than $1 million, which really is not worth complaining about at the Federal level.

Useless people like congressional representatives would probably be terrified by the amount of hard, thankless work it is to prepare and evaluate such funding proposals.

Edited to add: Back in the days when I worked at a defense contractor, the rule of thumb was that the firing of a single cruise missile cost as much as a typical front-end government research project.

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Targetpractice  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:38:14pm

We (of course) know that if the DNC agreed to cut the domestic spending and the only new spending in the bill was “defense” related, the GOP opposition would disappear and suddenly they’d be totally okay with more deficit-spending.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:39:08pm

re: #260 EPR-radar

Rand Paul makes this cost look like a 9 digit number by giving three decimal paces for the cents. In reality that cost is less than $1 million, which really is not worth complaining about at the Federal level.

Useless people like congressional representatives would probably be terrified by the amount of hard, thankless work it is to prepare and evaluate such funding proposals.

I’m not a scientist, but this thing Sen. Paul is trying to tout as government waste, looks like trying to study the effect of cocaine.

Since doing that to people is unethical, using a quail would seem to be a better choice.

The point though is to make it appear as the government is wasting money.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:39:16pm

re: #258 EPR-radar

William Proxmire and his stupid golden fleece awards. That was an early stage in the enstupidation of the nation.

Yup. Make that Proxmire.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:41:04pm

re: #251 wrenchwench

If I had pressed one, I would have been blown away by this method to put $10,000 in my pocket every 10 to 14 days. When I hear it from a recording, I need more specificity. None of this four day spread. I pressed ‘off’.

This morning I had a call informing me that my iCloud account had been compromised and that I shouldn’t use any of my Apple computers until I had called them back and dealt with this ‘issue’.

It was a total scam of course, as a 5 second online search confirmed. Whatever penalties may be in place to discourage this kind of swindling operation, they are clearly not severe enough.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:42:12pm

re: #262 Anymouse 🌹

I’m not a scientist, but this thing Sen. Paul is trying to tout as government waste, looks like trying to study the effect of cocaine.

Since doing that to people is unethical, using a quail would seem to be a better choice.

The point though is to make it appear as the government is wasting money.

If Rand Paul wants to axe this program, then he can be the first human test subject.

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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:43:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:44:12pm

re: #265 EPR-radar

If Rand Paul wants to axe this program, then he can be the first human test subject.

Someone on the Senate floor on the Dem side should suggest it. /s

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:44:48pm

Scumbag Proxmire nearly destroyed the Plant Stress Lab at Texas Tech just by sneering that it was supposed to study the “effect of stress on plants.” That is the literal truth but his tone suggested a kind of pop psychology version of stress, as though a shrink would be talking to them, rather than the very real and important work of studying the effects of drought, temperature extremes, chemical pollution, etc. Ignorant tools from coast to coast chortled at the image, especially since tabloids had recently been full of the allegation that flaky Prince Charles talked to his plants.
For years science and science fiction writers used “proxmire” as a verb, meaning to attack and close down a scientific enterprise with unjust or fanciful claims. Then the old bastard was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the critics, as human beings, laid off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:45:57pm

re: #264 EPR-radar

This morning I had a call informing me that my iCloud account had been compromised and that I shouldn’t use any of my Apple computers until I had called them back and dealt with this ‘issue’.

It was a total scam of course, as a 5 second online search confirmed. Whatever penalties may be in place to discourage this kind of swindling operation, they are clearly not severe enough.

I’ve gotten SIX calls today from SIX different spoofed local phone numbers that is a robocall informing me that they are calling in response to my inquiry about health insurance (total lie) and if I would just answer a few questions they would then connect me with an sales agent (who may or may not tell me who the hell they are).

Yeah, I’ll get right on that…

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:46:16pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:48:36pm

For those who have been getting scam phone calls here is a good website where you can look up these numbers and report them too.
findwhocallsyou.com

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:49:59pm

Download the MrNumber app

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:50:07pm

re: #250 Ace-o-aces

Thank you, Mr. Fecke. How the hell is a communications director “shy”? Why is the MSM so pressed to coddle this White House?

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:51:29pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:51:40pm

re: #272 Stanley Sea

Is that in the Apple App Store?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:51:45pm
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fern01  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:52:19pm

re: #186 dangerman

this was a followup
i got adultery in #65 - “he regularly breaks all the commandments…”

Ah missed it, but I think the actual commandment words are worth mentioning - given he is pretending to be the religious leader of the free world. Republicans should be hounded for the next 100 years for giving up on their beliefs to elect this moron.

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lawhawk  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:52:58pm

re: #234 Decatur Deb

So the peasants demand leeks with their gruel, and the nobles lost their shit?

Correctamundo. They don’t want to share, and they think it’s a zero sum game.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:52:59pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve gotten SIX calls today from SIX different spoofed local phone numbers that is a robocall informing me that they are calling in response to my inquiry about health insurance (total lie) and if I would just answer a few questions they would then connect me with an sales agent (who may or may not tell me who the hell they are).

Yeah, I’ll get right on that…

We were getting those last week.

Robocallers or scammers haven’t seemed to figure out that in our town, in the last four digits of a phone numbers, government and business numbers all start with a 0 and personal numbers start with a 9. Caller ID pretty much takes care of most spoofers.

That, and we don’t have many telephones anyway, so most people here pretty much know everyone else’s numbers.

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whitebeach  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:53:53pm

re: #257 Decatur Deb

This is old shtick. In the ’70s a craphead (Packwood IIRC) created the Golden Goose Award. One of his targets was a physical anthropologist he derided for a study to take detailed body measurements of stewardesses. Guy was developing the kind of ergonomic jumpseats that kept the cabin attendants alive to get everybody off CPT Sully’s plane.

Yeah. Remember “Bobby” Jindal’s Repug response to Obama’s first SOTU? Going off about volcano monitoring, as if this were something beyond the pale of human concern. Also, of course, overstating the cost by a factor of ten.

These fucking people.

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Targetpractice  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:55:11pm

The GOP and their media puppets have spent weeks insisting that Wealthcare was gonna be a massive boon to the party, people would see the crumbs in their paychecks and think a miracle had happened.

Now we see the other side to that coin, which is the GOP now left explaining why giving the rich a huge payday was a good thing while the stock market takes a plunge and they argue in Congress about how we “can’t afford” to do anything but bleed the rest of the budget white because “deficits.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:55:12pm
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:57:15pm

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

Is that in the Apple App Store?

It is. I downloaded it last time she mentioned it. It’s kinda awesome.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:58:09pm

re: #283 MsJ

I found it. I will check it out. Thank you.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:58:16pm

re: #271 PhillyPretzel

For those who have been getting scam phone calls here is a good website where you can look up these numbers and report them too.
findwhocallsyou.com

There is also whocalled.us

The Websites don’t help much right when you’re being called though.

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Unabogie  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:58:33pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:58:41pm

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

Is that in the Apple App Store?

Not sure, it’s a free app. I have a galaxy.

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allegro  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:58:55pm

re: #262 Anymouse 🌹

The point though is to make it appear as the government is wasting money.

It is. Lots. On the first family for starters. Then there’s the corporate welfare, subsidies to oil and coal, no-bid military contracts, huge FEMA contracts to one person companies….

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:59:07pm

re: #280 whitebeach

Yeah. Remember “Bobby” Jindal’s Repug response to Obama’s first SOTU? Going off about volcano monitoring, as if this were something beyond the pale of human concern. Also, of course, overstating the cost by a factor of ten.

These fucking people.

There are no volcanoes in Louisiana, so it didn’t affect him personally.

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fern01  Feb 8, 2018 • 4:59:16pm

re: #206 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Lawmakers - always both sides in the US media. HOW ABOUT - republicans - they are the ones with the numbers to pass the house.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:00:17pm

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Thank you, Mr. Fecke. How the hell is a communications director “shy”? Why is the MSM so pressed to coddle this White House?

But, according to the article, she has “good looks and gracious demeanor”

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:00:35pm

I don’t know if this is a Russian bot or a real live Trumporrhoid but it dials Stupid to eleventy.

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calochortus  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:01:00pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve gotten SIX calls today from SIX different spoofed local phone numbers that is a robocall informing me that they are calling in response to my inquiry about health insurance (total lie) and if I would just answer a few questions they would then connect me with an sales agent (who may or may not tell me who the hell they are).

Yeah, I’ll get right on that…

We got one of these call blockers for our landline. Works really well. Callers get a recorded message to push “0.” Their name gets added to the list of calls to accept and their call goes through. You can also block the occasional idiot who thinks you want to discuss you health insurance needs or whatever. The only annoying part is where the phone rings once for all calls. If it doesn’t ring further, it was an unwanted call.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:02:26pm

re: #292 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t know if this is a Russian bot or a real live Trumporrhoid but it dials Stupid to eleventy.

[Embedded content]

I think she’s a genuine moron.

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whitebeach  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:02:37pm

re: #289 Anymouse 🌹

There are no volcanoes in Louisiana, so it didn’t affect him personally.

More to the point, I think, as far as Jindal was concerned, there are no volcanoes on K Street in DC.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:02:47pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve gotten SIX calls today from SIX different spoofed local phone numbers that is a robocall informing me that they are calling in response to my inquiry about health insurance (total lie) and if I would just answer a few questions they would then connect me with an sales agent (who may or may not tell me who the hell they are).

Yeah, I’ll get right on that…

This is why I’ve had the ringer on the home phone turned off for decades, unless I’m specifically expecting a call.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:03:11pm

re: #280 whitebeach

Yeah. Remember “Bobby” Jindal’s Repug response to Obama’s first SOTU? Going off about volcano monitoring, as if this were something beyond the pale of human concern. Also, of course, overstating the cost by a factor of ten.

These fucking people.

Then there was Sarah Palin and the fruit flies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:04:42pm

There is a certain advantage in living in a town where your town in the telephone book only takes up one page.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:05:07pm

re: #280 whitebeach

Yeah. Remember “Bobby” Jindal’s Repug response to Obama’s first SOTU? Going off about volcano monitoring, as if this were something beyond the pale of human concern. Also, of course, overstating the cost by a factor of ten.

You would think the Governor of a hurricane prone state like Louisiana would understand the need to monitor natural disasters.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:05:27pm
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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:05:33pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:05:51pm
Bitcoin has essentially become the poster child for cryptocurrencies, and that’s a problem for cybercriminals dealing on the dark web.

Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, looked through 150 of the dark web’s top marketplaces and forums and found that bitcoin’s boom is driving shady characters away from the cryptocurrency.

The rise of bitcoin has brought cryptocurrency — digital alternatives to government-issued money — to the mainstream, enticing people who are looking to get rich quick. Last December, bitcoin hit its all-time high at nearly $20,000, but it has since slumped and as of Thursday is trading at a little over the $8,000 mark . But before it was a massive investment that millionaires bought, it was the dark web’s currency of choice, thanks to its decentralized and anonymous structure.

Now cybercriminals are growing frustrated with it, according to Recorded Future’s researchers. Essentially, bitcoin has gotten too popular for drug dealers and thieves to use efficiently.

Bitcoin won’t be the dark web’s top cryptocurrency for long (CNet, autoplay video)

Now BitCoin is in real trouble.

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whitebeach  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:06:09pm

re: #297 BeachDem

Then there was Sarah Palin and the fruit flies.

Oh, Christ, I forget that. Probably because my IQ fell like the stock market just listening to that hideous idiot.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:06:40pm

re: #299 Ace-o-aces

You would think the Governor of a hurricane prone state like Louisiana would understand the need to monitor natural disasters.

Jindal’s a GOP true believer. For him, there is no point in disaster preparedness because God will kill who he pleases (mostly the poor).

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Targetpractice  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:06:49pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

No, it’s more protecting a man by-proxy. By “protecting” Hicks, he keeps more bad shit from ending up on the head of a man whose actions he likely has no problem with whatsoever.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:07:15pm

re: #297 BeachDem

Then there was Sarah Palin and the fruit flies.

Fruit fly studies help understand EVUL-shun. Can’t have that.

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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:07:17pm

News you can use

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petesh  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:07:29pm

re: #265 EPR-radar

If Rand Paul wants to axe this program, then he can be the first human test subject.

Cocaine? Wanna bet he’d volunteer?

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:08:15pm

I keep getting robocalls from “Allison from Warranty” scam and these fuckers keep randomizing the number that shows up in the Caller ID.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:09:29pm

Watching CNN, it’s becoming clear that Kelly knew all about the wife beater.

Resign in disgrace General Asshole.

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gocart mozart  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:09:43pm
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whitebeach  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:11:00pm

re: #299 Ace-o-aces

You would think the Governor of a hurricane prone state like Louisiana would understand the need to monitor natural disasters.

“Think” and “Jindal” mix like BP oil and seawater. On top of being a RWNJ he was also some kind of Catholic fundamentalist who literally practiced exorcism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:12:20pm

re: #311 gocart mozart

If you raise taxes you don’t have a deficit either. And you have money to do something worthwhile with, like fixing infrastructure that helps business and agriculture (or heaven forbid, buy military hardware).

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:14:00pm

re: #312 whitebeach

“Think” and “Jindal” mix like BP oil and seawater. On top of being a RWNJ he was also some kind of Catholic fundamentalist who literally practiced exorcism.

That means he converted into some kind of Catholic heresy. The RC hierarchy keeps that gig for the pros.

“Don’t do this at home, kids, we’re what you call experts exorcists.”

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austin_blue  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:14:21pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

(just showed up in my TL, courtesy of a Stephen King RT)

Dogs flew spaceships! The South really won the war! The Aztecs invented the vacation!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:14:50pm

JFC Fux Noise

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:15:14pm

A friend’s response to the communications director being shy:

Put the department in charge of all the nukes under a mentally challenged Texan who was stopped from saying he wanted to shut that department down because he couldn’t remember the word “energy?” Sounds good. In fact, why not head most agencies with people who would prefer to see them shut down.

Staff a key position at the ONDCP with a frat-boy whose drug habit got so out of control he stopped showing up for a previous job? Sure, why not.

It’s not good enough to be unqualified in this administration, you almost have to be “anti-qualified.” Which makes a perverse kind of sense, with the most anti-qualified President in history. The choice of a White House Communications Director who is shy about talking to the press fits this pattern completely.

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Interesting Times  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:15:21pm

re: #290 fern01

Lawmakers - always both sides in the US media. HOW ABOUT - republicans - they are the ones with the numbers to pass the house.

I’ve been thinking about all this grotesque both-siderism coupled with a heaping dose of double standards, and it reminded me of an old comment I made in which I quoted Al Gore. What he said then is even more applicable (and frightening) now:

The first time I remember hearing the question “is it real?” was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by “professional wrestlers” one summer evening…But the most unusual and in some ways most interesting character in these dramas was the referee: Whenever the bad guy committed a gross and obvious violation of the “rules” — such as they were — like using a metal folding chair to smack the good guy in the head, the referee always seemed to be preoccupied with one of the cornermen, or looking the other way. Yet whenever the good guy — after absorbing more abuse and unfairness than any reasonable person could tolerate — committed the slightest infraction, the referee was all over him.

The referee — in this analogy, the news media — seems confused about whether he is in the news business or the entertainment business. Is he responsible for ensuring a fair match? Or is he part of the show, selling tickets and building the audience?

We already know what the corporate media had to say about that.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:16:05pm

re: #310 Stanley Sea

Watching CNN, it’s becoming clear that Kelly knew all about the wife beater.

Resign in disgrace General Asshole.

He’ll be promoted.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:16:48pm

re: #260 EPR-radar

Rand Paul makes this cost look like a 9 digit number by giving three decimal paces for the cents. In reality that cost is less than $1 million, which really is not worth complaining about at the Federal level.

Useless people like congressional representatives would probably be terrified by the amount of hard, thankless work it is to prepare and evaluate such funding proposals.

Edited to add: Back in the days when I worked at a defense contractor, the rule of thumb was that the firing of a single cruise missile cost as much as a typical front-end government research project.

this is a common technique to make something look serious, analyzed and accurate - especially with large numbers.

1,000,000 - could be pulled out of the air
1,000,000.42 - well that has to be dead on balls accurate because where did they get the .42?

exactly the same adding a third digit to the pennies - more galling that it’s a zero

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:17:04pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:17:06pm

I wonder if Fux Noise even realizes that by fixating on all the details and provenance of the Steele Dossier that they are actually confirming the contents are factual.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:17:10pm

I posted this response in 2013 and it is still true today.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:17:35pm

re: #319 Ace Rothstein

He’ll be promoted.

General of the Assholes. We only have the 5-star rank in time of extreme derp.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:17:41pm

re: #312 whitebeach

“Think” and “Jindal” mix like BP oil and seawater. On top of being a RWNJ he was also some kind of Catholic fundamentalist who literally practiced exorcism.

And right after his idiotic speech:

Last month in his nationally televised speech, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized Democrats for funding “something called volcano monitoring.” Now, with eruptions spewing ash 50,000 feet into the air over Alaska, the governor looks like the thumb-twiddling politician from every disaster movie.

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lawhawk  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:18:19pm

re: #316 The Vicious Babushka

He’s trying to get in contact with Steele - doing his job.

The GOP goes bugnuts over a text there.

They and Fox absolutely ignore:

Trump and entire inner circle seek out Russian help to throw election to their benefit. They arrange meeting with Russians to get intel from Russia.

They then lie about the meeting, the subject matter, and whether it happened.

Every step of the way, the lie is exposed.

Every lie is a criminal act in furtherance of a conspiracy against the US, but we’re supposed to treat a politician doing their job as somehow doing something wrong.

Fox is all texts all the time, so long as it doesn’t mention Trump/Russia. They then go into project and obfuscate mode.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:19:44pm

re: #325 BeachDem

And right after his idiotic speech:

Last month in his nationally televised speech, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized Democrats for funding “something called volcano monitoring.” Now, with eruptions spewing ash 50,000 feet into the air over Alaska, the governor looks like the thumb-twiddling politician from every disaster movie.

He really was and is a pathetic asshole.

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fern01  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:20:27pm

re: #311 gocart mozart

Trump, Rand Paul and the rest of the GOP just voted to increase the deficit just as George W. and the GOP did before them. No Republican is against increasing deficits. If you ever hear one say they are, they are lying.

The GOP creates deficits, then they demand that democrats reduce deficits. This is how they slowly, but surely, remove any social programs that any administration has introduced.

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dangerman  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:22:39pm

re: #313 Anymouse 🌹

If you raise taxes you don’t have a deficit either. And you have money to do something worthwhile with, like fixing infrastructure that helps business and agriculture (or heaven forbid, buy military hardware).

in a nutshell the two views of government, budgets, and deficits

republicans: spend less

democrats: tax, and you have money to do something worthwhile

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:23:26pm

re: #317 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Give your friend a high five for that fabulous write up. I didn’t know about the drug problem of the kid appointed to head up the opioid office. Wowzers!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:25:08pm

re: #330 Patricia Kayden

Give your friend a high five for that fabulous write up. I didn’t know about the drug problem of the kid appointed to head up the opioid office. Wowzers!!

That’s an assumption I had made in an email with him some time ago. When people fail to show up for work, it’s usually hard drugs. That or severe depression, and drugs seem more likely for someone associated with Trump.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2018 • 5:34:42pm

re: #305 Targetpractice

No, it’s more protecting a man by-proxy. By “protecting” Hicks, he keeps more bad shit from ending up on the head of a man whose actions he likely has no problem with whatsoever.

Exactly - it’s a pose. He’s pretending to be concerned about Hope Hicks’ sensitive womanly feelings to try to shut down the reporting on Rob Porter. It’s cynical and disgusting, but then, those are Cernovich’s middle names.

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sagehen  Feb 8, 2018 • 6:09:29pm

re: #228 KGxvi

Basically: unemployment is too low while openings are too high, meaning businesses have to pay new and existing employees more, meaning people are worried that prices will have to go up, meaning inflation. .

You know what would be a quick cure for not enough employees to fill all the available openings?

Increased immigration.


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Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel - Official Trailer Higher. Further. Faster. Watch the trailer for Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, in theaters March 8, 2019. ► Subscribe to Marvel: bit.ly More info on Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel: marvel.com Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪@marvelLike Marvel on FaceBook: ‪facebook.com For ...
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Jungle Performing ‘Heavy, California’ Live on KCRW Jungle’s highly anticipated sophomore album was heavily influenced by their time living here in Los Angeles. We share a live session with the UK band on the release date for For Ever. Watch the full session here:kcrw.com kcrw.comMusic | ...
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Steely Dan: More Than Just a BandPOLYPHONIC MERCHANDISE: store.dftba.com Music by Pracs: SoundCloud Support me on Patreon: patreon.com Twitter: @watchpolyphonicFacebook: facebook.com
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The Faim - Midland Line [Official Video] Another band from the John Feldman / BMG power-punk-pop stable, known for their infectious beats straight from the '80's and party vocals. the Faim hails from Perth. Summer Is A Curse EP out now: thefaim.lnk.to 'Midland Line' Out Now: ...
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Performing ‘You Worry Me’ Live on KCRW Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive ...
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Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer There's a lot more to the lyrics and the video than you first see, while the music amd vocal style reminds me of some "hopeful while showing the hopeless" '70's tunes. “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino smarturl.ittour tickets ...
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The 36% Deplorables Still Back the Babooncnn.com No suprise to me. Despite the raving lunatic Tweets, the nonsense policy decisions, the stoking of racial tensions, the Mafia Thug style approach to law, and the blatant grabs for more power, Trump has not dipped in his support ...
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Bank of America Reportedly Froze Some Accounts After Asking Customers About Their Citizenship It is a fact the American law does not require citizenship to open a bank account. Nor should it. Xenophobia is a terrible business model and attitude. Businessmen come here and do business, that's called economic activity. In order ...
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Myanmar Court Sentences Reuters Reporters to Seven Years in Prison A court sentenced two Reuters reporters who exposed human-rights abuses by Myanmar’s military to seven years in prison on Monday for obtaining state secrets, in a case that raised questions about judicial independence and became emblematic of the country’s ...
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