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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:07:41pm

Jim Wright (Stonekettle) was asked this afternoon from a follower about a relative who is considering military service and enlistment. Mr. Wright’s response on Twitter was “Don’t,” which sparked a long conversation.

He has now written a blog post on why he feels that way.

Monsters (goes to Stonekettle Station)

If I was asked the question myself since I am also a veteran, I would give the same answer, and for the same reason: Enlisting requires an oath or affirmation that one will defend the Constitution, and obey the President and the officers appointed over you.

With Pumpkin Pinochet threatening war with half the planet, there is no way I could uphold such an affirmation. There is no way I would counsel anyone else to do so either.

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:12:01pm

Minimalist? That’s fascinating and complex. It ain’t no Philip Glass.

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:14:29pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

Jim Wright (Stonekettle) was asked this afternoon from a follower about a relative who is considering military service and enlistment. Mr. Wright’s response on Twitter was “Don’t,” which sparked a long conversation.

He has now written a blog post on why he feels that way.

Monsters (goes to Stonekettle Station)

If I was asked the question myself since I am also a veteran, I would give the same answer, and for the same reason: Enlisting requires an oath or affirmation that one will defend the Constitution, and obey the President and the officers appointed over you.

With Pumpkin Pinochet threatening war with half the planet, there is no way I could uphold such an affirmation. There is no way I would counsel anyone else to do so either.

Yeah, but those Generals he’s got working for him will keep a lead on him.

*snark*

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ckkatz  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:17:29pm

re: #1 Anymouse 🌹

Jim Wright (Stonekettle) was asked this afternoon from a follower about a relative who is considering military service and enlistment. Mr. Wright’s response on Twitter was “Don’t,” which sparked a long conversation.

He has now written a blog post on why he feels that way.

Monsters (goes to Stonekettle Station)

If I was asked the question myself since I am also a veteran, I would give the same answer, and for the same reason: Enlisting requires an oath or affirmation that one will defend the Constitution, and obey the President and the officers appointed over you.

With Pumpkin Pinochet threatening war with half the planet, there is no way I could uphold such an affirmation. There is no way I would counsel anyone else to do so either.

Yup, since the cynical Bush 43 “Get re-elected by Invading Iraq”, I have felt the same way.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:21:21pm

re: #2 austin_blue

Minimalist? That’s fascinating and complex. It ain’t no Philip Glass.

Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima” , VI

Personally, I dig Philip Glass. This piece is one of my favorite short classical compositions.

Saw the US premiere of his opera version of Kafka’s “The Trial.”

Funny and poignant. Had this incredible solo—must have been an endurance trial for the singer—that’s effectively the whole monologue about “The Law” that ends the novella.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:24:32pm

re: #5 The Ghost of a Flea

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Personally, I dig Philip Glass.

Saw the US premiere of his opera version of Kafka’s “The Trial.”

Funny and poignant. Had this incredible solo—must have been an endurable trial for the singer—that’s effectively the whole monologue about “The Law” that ends the novella.

I’ve always detested Philip Glass. Listening to Satyagraha was pure torture. I couldn’t stand more than 2 minutes of that piece.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:31:16pm

re: #6 Hecuba’s daughter

For some reason as I’ve grown older I appreciate him more.

Conversely, I find some of the older operas with showy bits—Mozart’s habit of “watch the soprano hit these two crazy notes, again and again”—make my head hurt.

For sheer weirdness, though, I tried watching Lulu, which is twelve-tone and features a Berg’s devotion to symmetry: it’s a palindrome.

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:34:20pm

re: #5 The Ghost of a Flea

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Personally, I dig Philip Glass. This piece is one of my favorite short classical compositions.

Saw the US premiere of his opera version of Kafka’s “The Trial.”

Funny and poignant. Had this incredible solo—must have been an endurable trial for the singer—that’s effectively the whole monologue about “The Law” that ends the novella.

Don’t get me wrong. I think Glass has done some brilliant stuff. But he’s a true minimalist. GoGo Penguin isn’t, at least not in classical sense.

His soundtrack for The Fog of War was absolutely brilliant.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:38:15pm

re: #8 austin_blue

No biggie. I didn’t take your comment as stridently disapproving. Just exploiting a chance to drop some music on people.

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:41:19pm

re: #6 Hecuba’s daughter

I’ve always detested Philip Glass. Listening to Satyagraha was pure torture. I couldn’t stand more than 2 minutes of that piece.

You either like 12 tone and associated flights of musical fancy, or you don’t. It’s like anchovies or pineapple on pizzas. I find much of his music boring in the extreme, but then he does something absolutely brilliant.

He’s definitely an acquired taste.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:47:40pm

From the last thread:

re: #268 Joe Bacon 🌹

Gee, that’s a real shame. Just waiting for the Tiny Penis Club to blame this on Obama…

Oh there are a number of ways to spin this.

That liar Obama! He was going to take over the country and set up Jade Helm FEMA camps under Wal*Marts to make us gay-marry our lawn mowers and take our guns! Now he’s going to try to do a secret Benghazi on Remington!

Typing that made my head hurt.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:51:00pm

I bought the Universal 1931 Dracula Blu-Ray with the alternate Glass score. I wasn’t impressed by it at all, love the original track. Still remember when my Dad and I watched Dracula on WIIC Pittsburgh’s Chiller Theater one late Saturday night when I was a kid. Dad told me of when it was originally released and people fainted in the theaters.

Part of me wonders if William Castle was slipping some $$$ into the pockets of those fainters.

Then there was the time when I was 3 years old and Dad took me to the theater to see The Tingler. Dad sat in one of the chairs with Percepto, the seat buzzer. When it went off, Dad jumped out of his seat. Scared the CRAP out of me…

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:51:40pm

re: #9 The Ghost of a Flea

No biggie. I didn’t take your comment as stridently disapproving. Just exploiting a chance to drop some music on people.

I think any chance to drop challenging music on people is a mitzvah. Pushing art, in any form on people makes them think, and making people think is a good thing.

I’ve been on a Kate Bush thing lately, so here’s another one, with an appearance by Donald Sutherland:

Kate Bush - Cloudbusting - Official Music Video

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:54:16pm

Trump doesn’t always defend those men accused of abuse or assault against women:

Central Park Five (shown innocent through DNA evidence)
OJ Simpson
Alleged “Mexican rapists”

I wonder what the difference is? /s

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 10:54:59pm

re: #13 austin_blue

Upfist for Cloudbusting. The whole album it appears on is good.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:04:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:06:23pm

Happy birthday to my son. Back to your regularly-scheduled LGF.

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ckkatz  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:15:37pm

re: #13 austin_blue

There is apparently a back story to the Kate Bush Cloudbursting song.

Kate Bush’s single “Cloudbusting” (1985) described Reich’s arrest through the eyes of his son, Peter, who wrote his father’s story in A Book of Dreams (1973). The video for the song features Donald Sutherland as Reich and Bush as Peter.”

en.wikipedia.org

“This song is told from the point of view of Peter Reich, son of Austro-Hungarian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. The song discusses Wilhelm’s incarceration by the FBI in 1941.”

genius.com

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austin_blue  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:31:47pm

I’m off for the rack but I’m posting up one more Kate Bush, just because it was the first music video that incorporated modern dance as its core. It’s brilliant/erotic/sensuous and speaks to those who beseech God for intervention and pulls it down (maybe?) to the mundane. Lovely bit:

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill - Official Music Video

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams.

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Kragar  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:39:42pm
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Kragar  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:44:33pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:46:42pm

I’ve been trying to improve my cultural literacy by watching the original Dr. Who from the 1963 beginning. Amazon has this on their Britbox feature. William Hartnell is the grumpy, fallible and sometimes even deceitful first Doctor with granddaughter Susan (Carol Ann Ford) and a couple of kidnapped teachers to keep him in line. I’m up to episode 10, in which the Doctor and companions finish their very first encounter with the Daleks. This is really fascinating stuff, well written and acted with clever though elementary effects and sets.

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Kragar  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:48:23pm
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Kragar  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:51:46pm

re: #22 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

For a hoot, Amazon also has the 2 non-canon Peter Cushing Dr. Who films shot in 1965, before all the Time Lord stuff was made invented.

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Kragar  Feb 9, 2018 • 11:58:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:22:43am

re: #19 austin_blue

I’m off for the rack but I’m posting up one more Kate Bush, just because it was the first music video that incorporated modern dance as its core. It’s brilliant/erotic/sensuous and speaks to those who beseech God for intervention and pulls it down (maybe?) to the mundane. Lovely bit:

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams.

My introduction to Kate Bush’s music was “The Sensual World.”

Kate Bush - The Sensual World - Official Music Video

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sagehen  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:26:16am

re: #20 Kragar

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Money in the economy is like water in the ecosystem — it needs to circulate. That’s what keeps everything and everyone and the system itself healthy.

If you allow it to collect in too few places, to stagnate… that’s where parasitic diseases come from.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:37:14am

re: #27 sagehen

Money in the economy is like water in the ecosystem — it needs to circulate. That’s what keeps everything and everyone and the system itself healthy.

If you allow it to collect in too few places, to stagnate… that’s where parasitic diseases come from.

Parasite libelz. Roundworms or tapeworms are just trying to get by. In no sense are the Kochs or the Mercers just trying to get by.

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Cheechako  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:37:32am

Here’s a story about the benefits of circulating money:

Its a slow day in a little East Texas town. The sun is beating down,
and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and
everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich tourist from back east is driving through
town.

He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants
to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.
As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs
next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt
to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the
supplier feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmer’s Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt
to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had
to offer her “services” on credit.

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the
hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the
rich traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the $100
bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and
leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future
with a lot more optimism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:40:42am
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:56:29am

Gorden Klingenschmitt thinks Trump’s critics are demon-possessed.

(I’ve run across this from other right-wing Christian apologists, most of them not infamous liars like disgraced Navy chaplain Klingenschmitt.)

Goes to Utah Outcasts (14:57, NSFW for language)

Gordon Klingenschmitt Thinks Trump Critics Are “Demon Possessed”

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:03:22am

Forreal tho’, like how are people still doing this I don’t get it?

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:07:45am

Another Republican Hypocrite.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 2:50:32am

I’m out for the night, after taking down a “Lost Causer” over on the atheism site I run on behalf of another group. (Gaaa, that was a three-drink minimum. “I read in history books… . .” yadayada it wasn’t about slavery it was about tariffs, &c.)

I’m guessing that citing the Dixie states’ own secession documents and Alexander Stephens’s “Cornerstone Speech” won’t make a lick of difference.

I’m waiting for the “appeal to authority” fallacy because I only have a high school diploma and she has a PhD (in English LIt).

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2018 • 3:38:12am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 4:35:43am

So I wake up and find my prediction was correct, Donny’s excuse for why he won’t release the Dem memo is “It’s too sensitive!”

Gee, that didn’t stop you from releasing the Nunes memo sans retractions.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 10, 2018 • 4:39:38am

re: #36 Targetpractice

I can’t see how his team doesn’t see how ludicrous this looks.

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 4:41:49am

re: #37 Dave In Austin

I can’t see how his team doesn’t see how ludicrous this looks.

This is the same team that thought firing Comey would not pose any problems because Democrats were still livid over the “Emailgate” letter.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 10, 2018 • 4:46:10am

re: #38 Targetpractice

Isn’t that team all gone now ( or will be shortly). I’m so tired of this shit.

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 4:48:02am

re: #39 Dave In Austin

Isn’t that team all gone now ( or will be shortly). I’m so tired of this shit.

According to sources, Javanka was responsible for pushing for Comey’s termination. And it seems that, no matter how utterly stupid it looks to keep them around, Donny will do so because they’re the few people he trusts anymore.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:06:03am

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:22:06am

re: #36 Targetpractice

So I wake up and find my prediction was correct, Donny’s excuse for why he won’t release the Dem memo is “It’s too sensitive!”

Gee, that didn’t stop you from releasing the Nunes memo sans retractions.

Note how the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine has been cranked up from 11 to 12 and the Russian bots are in maximum deployment mode on Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the Disinformation Infrastructure!

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:23:00am

This is pretty cool. A lot of effort and a great outcome.

LTV’s Top Props: The Lost In Space Chariot

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:30:04am

Chalk up yet another one for General KKKelly!

The former commander of the Marines’ Wounded Warrior Regiment who spent two months in the brig last year after driving drunk to his own arraignment is behind bars again, this time as a civilian.

Todd Shane Tomko, 54, was arrested and lodged in the Adams County Jail in Quincy, Illinois Nov. 22 on outstanding warrants from the Virginia Beach Police Department, officials with the jail confirmed to military.com. The Quincy Herald-Whig, which first published news of Tomko’s arrest, reported that he was arrested on seven felony warrants of indecent liberties with a child.

At Tomko’s May 2016 court-martial in Quantico, Virginia, his military attorney described him as a broken man, beset by post-traumatic stress after a 33-year career, which included combat tours. He was fired from his post as commanding officer of Quantico’s Wounded Warrior Regiment in 2015 amid reports of misconduct including drunkenness at public events and inappropriate relationships with female enlisted subordinates

In all, four active-duty and retired general officers testified for Tomko as character witnesses, including retired Gen. John Kelly, former commander of U.S. Southern Command and now White House chief of staff.

military.com

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:30:34am

i made yogurt

ok so it’s not one of vb’s beautiful pies or breads
or jeffreyw’s …anythings

just some white fermented milk

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:40:28am

re: #9 The Ghost of a Flea

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lawhawk  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:41:56am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

Trump’s commented on his blocking the Democrat memo from release, and his excuse is, well, Trumpian.

It was too long.

Yeah, too long and too many words.

This is the same guy who doesn’t read PDBs because he can’t be bothered with the fundamentals of the job.

The entire White House is like this. We’ve got a WH Comms Director in Hope Hicks who doesn’t know how to do communications (and the entire admin is a train wreck in this). We’ve got Trump’s inner circle who enables wife beaters and domestic violence.

I don’t care about Hope Hicks’ dating preferences. I do care that she and the rest of the WH publish nonstop lies and obfuscations about what they’re doing and it goes to ongoing complicity in a coverup/obstruction of justice case in the Russia-Trump investigation.

We’ve got Trump inner circle members getting access to classified info despite not having full clearance (Jared Kushner and Porter, we’re looking at them). Neither should ever have been allowed clearance - temporary or otherwise. Kushner should have been perp walked long ago, but the GOP looks the other way while the WH runs roughshod over the rule of law.

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lawhawk  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:43:48am
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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:47:51am

re: #48 lawhawk

Trump tries to bury the Schiff rebuttal to Nunes’ laughable attempt to cover for Trump.

This will not end well for Trump.

the hill

‘massive strategic miscalculation’

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:48:50am

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹

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William Lewis  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:48:58am

re: #5 The Ghost of a Flea

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Personally, I dig Philip Glass. This piece is one of my favorite short classical compositions.

Saw the US premiere of his opera version of Kafka’s “The Trial.”

Funny and poignant. Had this incredible solo—must have been an endurance trial for the singer—that’s effectively the whole monologue about “The Law” that ends the novella.

oH That’s nice to wake up to. I tend to think Glass gets a bum rap, Adams & Kernis too when lumped in as “Minimalist”. Their material is much more entertaining than the 12 tone excrement for example.

Philip Glass : Piano Concerto “Tirol Concerto” Kiev National Virtuosi / Nicolas Horvath

Another bit of Glass. This is the Tirol Concerto. A bit long at 31 minutes but well worth the time.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:49:07am

re: #47 lawhawk

i guess “long” is not “proper”

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:49:37am

re: #48 lawhawk

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Transparent, just another euphemism for white.

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:54:56am
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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 6:57:08am
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I cannot.  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:08:33am
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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:09:15am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:11:06am

Those of you who follow Philip Glass might know Moondog. Glass and Stravinski vouched for him in a 1960s trial (Vagrancy, IIRC). He invented his own music and instruments, stalked NY banks dressed as a Viking, and went on to be “world-famous in Germany”. We had a nodding acquaintance, literally, on 6th Ave in the 60s.

Note the preface on the bio.
emptymirrorbooks.com

MOONDOG - do your thing

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:13:35am

re: #56 I cannot.

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He’s one of my favorite academics. His focus is on a lot of stuff I took courses on.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:14:11am

re: #57 darthstar

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Well, it takes balls to wear that in public.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:17:14am

re: #60 HappyWarrior

Well, it takes balls to wear that in public.

Not a good wakeup on the day after a kidney stone snatch-and-grab.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:22:30am
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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:22:44am

re: #47 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area.

Trump’s commented on his blocking the Democrat memo from release, and his excuse is, well, Trumpian.

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It was too long.

Yeah, too long and too many words.

This is the same guy who doesn’t read PDBs because he can’t be bothered with the fundamentals of the job.

The entire White House is like this. We’ve got a WH Comms Director in Hope Hicks who doesn’t know how to do communications (and the entire admin is a train wreck in this). We’ve got Trump’s inner circle who enables wife beaters and domestic violence.

I don’t care about Hope Hicks’ dating preferences. I do care that she and the rest of the WH publish nonstop lies and obfuscations about what they’re doing and it goes to ongoing complicity in a coverup/obstruction of justice case in the Russia-Trump investigation.

We’ve got Trump inner circle members getting access to classified info despite not having full clearance (Jared Kushner and Porter, we’re looking at them). Neither should ever have been allowed clearance - temporary or otherwise. Kushner should have been perp walked long ago, but the GOP looks the other way while the WH runs roughshod over the rule of law.

The long and short of it is he loved the Nunes memo because it totally misrepresented classified documents and information in a way that benefited him while relying upon a simple verification method: “Trust us, this is totally what the documents say.”

The Schiff memo actually relies heavily upon the same documents, but goes into detail to show how Nunes’ was lying out his ass and the reality is totally at odds with what Trump wants to believe. So of course he’s going to complain that the Dems totally did this as a political stunt (while, as we all know, Nunes’ memo was an act of heroism) and he had “no choice” but to refuse release and order them to send him back something easier to “refute.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:24:09am

re: #62 Ace-o-aces

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I’m so sick of the whining about PC from people who fall for FNC’s War on Christmas crap year after year.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:29:15am

Everyone’s so sensitive these days! Trumps critics are satanic!

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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:30:03am
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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:34:39am

Schiff’s reply to Trump’s excuse should be “It takes more words to tell the truth than to tell a lie, which is why we needed 6 extra pages to point out all the lies in the 4 pages that Nunes used.”

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I cannot.  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:35:47am
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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:36:16am
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Belafon  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:36:57am

re: #62 Ace-o-aces

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:37:23am

re: #69 darthstar

How many tweets did he write about Al Franken?

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:38:19am

re: #62 Ace-o-aces

The biggest proponents of coercive policy in the country are worried they might have to be polite to someone they don’t like.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:38:19am

re: #71 Belafon

How many tweets did he write about Al Franken?

None.

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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:39:03am

Julian Assange has a private email line to the President?

Screencapping that shit now.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:39:18am

re: #69 darthstar

So which ones are true and which ones are false?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:41:01am

re: #74 darthstar

If that’s legit, I’m not sure what to say.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:42:29am

re: #69 darthstar

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The problem with this is he’s fine with prejudging people when they’re against him I.e Clinton or Cruz’s father or the Central Park Five. He’s full of shit. We’ve seen the photos you fucker.

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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:43:16am

re: #76 Dr Lizardo

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If that’s legit, I’m not sure what to say.

DAFUQ pretty much covers it for me.

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:44:17am

Always a tweet.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:44:58am
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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:46:42am

re: #80 jaunte

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This is a man who stood on a stage on live TV and told his opponent to her face that if he was elected she’d be in jail.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:47:48am

re: #81 Targetpractice

This is a man who stood on a stage on live TV and told his opponent to her face that if he was elected she’d be in jail.

Yep. Or wanted to execute people who were exanorated of a crime.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:50:40am

re: #81 Targetpractice

This is a man who stood on a stage on live TV and told his opponent to her face that if he was elected she’d be in jail.

Her and her attorneys.
North Korea tyrant level achieved.

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I cannot.  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:51:14am

re: #74 darthstar

Wait…that’s julianassagne not assange

Cancel panic.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:52:49am

Steven Greenhouse
@greenhousenyt

Is Trump tweeting here about is false allegations about the Central Park Five or his false allegation about Obama being born in a foreign country or his false allegation about Obama tapping his phones?

Or perhaps his allegations that Adam Schiff leaks confidential material?

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:54:34am

Women’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by abusive men. All are true and none are false. It makes no fucking difference if they are old or new. There is no recovery for black eyes, stomped hands, and cigarette burns - life and mental health are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as due process?

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 7:59:39am

“Due process,” two words that never left Trump’s lips (or fingertips) when a Democrat was the person being pressed to resign.

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makeitstop  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:03:12am

re: #69 darthstar

Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?

Ten bucks says Hope Hicks wrote that.

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:05:30am

By the way, Donny, “due process” means Porter has to provide more than his word that the allegations against him are false. When one wife has visual proof of an injury and the other secured a protective order, saying “I’m innocent” is not enough to keep your ass from being shit-canned. The FBI felt the evidence compelling enough to deny him full security clearance…oh wait, I forgot, you think the FBI a den of vipers who are all committed against you. I see where the problem is.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:09:51am
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:12:41am

re: #88 makeitstop

Ten bucks says Hope Hicks wrote that.

Would Hicks have capitalized “Due Process”?

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:14:12am

I don’t know at Trump’s business, but most any other business in the US, if your boss gets credible evidence that you abuse your spouse, it’s sufficient grounds to can your ass. You can dispute the decision and argue your defense, but you are not denied “due process” if you mount no serious defense beyond professing your “innocence.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:16:19am

re: #92 Targetpractice

I don’t know at Trump’s business, but most any other business in the US, if your boss gets credible evidence that you abuse your spouse, it’s sufficient grounds to can your ass. You can dispute the decision and argue your defense, but you are not denied “due process” if you mount no serious defense beyond professing your “innocence.”

Well, yeah, because domestic abuse is a crime, and companies are well within their rights not to employ people who are credibly accused of committing a crime. There’s a reason they do background checks on potential employees.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:17:53am

We might be a little too focused on our domestic ailments.
Seems kind of eerily back page that battles in Syria are heating up so strongly. Israel has been hammering many Hezbollah targets in Syria, and it looks like Syria and Russia set up a SAM battle plan designed to mousetrap Israeli planes. It worked, they got one, both aircrew safe. Russian plane shot down and pilot executed maybe a week ago. Turkish attack chopper shot down.

Among all this is an ongoing suicide drone battle, Iranian drones now disperse chaff to survive enemy missile fire. Any of this can trigger a wider conflict. Right when we are half in and half out, and rudderless leadership wise.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:28:35am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:32:46am

LOL!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:35:27am
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:38:10am

re: #94 Unshaken Defiance

We might be a little too focused on our domestic ailments.
Seems kind of eerily back page that battles in Syria are heating up so strongly. Israel has been hammering many Hezbollah targets in Syria, and it looks like Syria and Russia set up a SAM battle plan designed to mousetrap Israeli planes. It worked, they got one, both aircrew safe. Russian plane shot down and pilot executed maybe a week ago. Turkish attack chopper shot down.

Among all this is an ongoing suicide drone battle, Iranian drones now disperse chaff to survive enemy missile fire. Any of this can trigger a wider conflict. Right when we are half in and half out, and rudderless leadership wise.

One of the guests on Bill Maher last night claimed that the US military has killed more civilians under Trump than were killed in the 8 years under Obama. My limited research under Google indicates that seems to be true. Why isn’t the media attacking the administration for this slaughter? Or does it not matter because the deaths are among Arabs and Muslims? And Americans don’t care if others are dying.

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:38:21am

Morning! In some Ohio related political news…

Ohio Universities do not want Richard Spencer speaking on their campuses. He keeps threatening lawsuits…universities ignore him tell him to go away.

He wants to speak at Kent State on May 4th. Yeah right, like they are going to let a shit stirring White Nationalists on campus on May 4th at Kent State. Campus will be tense enough knowing current politics and the history of that date.

Kent State University again rejects speaking date for white nationalist

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kent State University, facing the threat of a lawsuit, reiterated on Friday that it cannot accommodate a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak in early May as part of his campus tour.

The university, which is based in Kent but has regional campuses elsewhere in the state, said it had responded to attorney Kyle Bristow reaffirming its earlier response that no suitable space is available for Spencer to speak between April 30 and May 12.

Bristow had told Kent State it had until the end of business Friday to agree to rent space at an “acceptable date and time” or face a lawsuit. Several other schools, including Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, are in litigation over Spencer.

Tour organizer Cameron Padgett wanted Spencer to speak at Kent State on the May 4 anniversary of Ohio National Guard shootings that killed four students during anti-war protests in 1970. The university said early May is too busy with activities around the end of the academic year.

Bristow said last year that Spencer planned to speak March 14 on the University of Cincinnati campus, but the university said there was no contract in place, and the two sides are now in a legal standoff over the university’s demand for a security fee of nearly $11,000.

Bristow sued the university last month, saying requiring such payment because a speaker is controversial or prompts hostile reaction is discriminatory and unconstitutional. The university said it expected to spend much more on security than the fee. The March date falls during the university’s spring break.

The university on Feb. 2 asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit as meritless, saying the organizer hadn’t paid the fee or obtained required insurance.

… more at link…

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:38:22am
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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:45:15am

re: #61 Decatur Deb

Not a good wakeup on the day after a kidney stone snatch-and-grab.

Did they get it? You better?

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:47:37am

re: #62 Ace-o-aces

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Those kids today
My parents generation just doesnt get it

Two statements spoken by everybody everywhere

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:47:49am

re: #98 Hecuba’s daughter

One of the guests on Bill Maher last night claimed that the US military has killed more civilians under Trump than were killed in the 8 years under Obama. My limited research under Google indicates that seems to be true. Why isn’t the media attacking the administration for this slaughter? Or does it not matter because the deaths are among Arabs and Muslims? And Americans don’t care if others are dying.

He has let the Generals have their way for sure. Trump is getting a pass where Obama took crap day in and day out. I’ll feel like a hypocrite if I don’t admit being a critic of Obamas Syria policy. That been said, Generals are implementing a lack of direction in our policy apart from killing ISIS and Taliban where we can. Israel is doing more to push back on Hezbollah than we are now. Arab spring and ISIS are played out, now we have to manage a return to a nation states in charge policy. And get our troops out finally.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:48:12am

re: #102 dangerman

Those kids today
My parents generation just doesnt get it

Two statements spoken by everybody everywhere

And in every era.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:49:07am

re: #60 HappyWarrior

Well, it takes balls to wear that in public.

Makes every step a dick move.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:49:23am

re: #67 Targetpractice

Schiff’s reply to Trump’s excuse should be “It takes more words to tell the truth than to tell a lie, which is why we needed 6 extra pages to point out all the lies in the 4 pages that Nunes used.”

Ten total pages? A high School level book report

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scottslemmons  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:50:38am

re: #99 ObserverArt

Morning! In some Ohio related political news…

Ohio Universities do not want Richard Spencer speaking on their campuses. He keeps threatening lawsuits…universities ignore him tell him to go away.

He wants to speak at Kent State on May 4th. Yeah right, like they are going to let a shit stirring White Nationalists on campus on May 4th at Kent State. Campus will be tense enough knowing current politics and the history of that date.

Kent State University again rejects speaking date for white nationalist

Compare to the University of Washington, which has decided to not only let the Nazis speak, but to cancel Black History Month events for them.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:51:04am

re: #69 darthstar

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Some are old and some are new.

Let me know when he gets to borrowed
And blue

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:53:15am

re: #107 scottslemmons

This seems apropos…

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William Lewis  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:55:50am

OT: Playing with a newish to me bit of software called “Darktable”. Essentially it’s a Lightroom replacement for linux/opensource and, as such, only does the raw manipulation, lens correction, etc. A working photo editor (GIMP for me) is still needed. Still it’s an interesting change to the workflow for me - I’ve been happy to ignore raw because it’s generally not been work the effort till now, especially since Olympus’ JPEG engine is quite good. Still, I’m always interested in improvement. Here’s what I’ve been puttering on today.

I’ve started with the RAW orf file from my Olympus camera. I used my 50/2 Russian Jupiter 8 for this shot. A copy of the pre-war Zeiss Sonnar, it makes an excellent short tele on the 2x crop sensor of m4/3. I cropped the image a bit to get the square aspect ratio and get the power lines out of the image. I then used the channel mixer in grey scale mode to convert to a passing resemblance to Tri-X (r:.25 g:.35 b:.40, grain iso1600 & 25%) and a fairly short toe and head on the tone curve.

Thoughts and or tips greatly appreciated.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 10, 2018 • 8:58:11am

re: #67 Targetpractice

Schiff’s reply to Trump’s excuse should be “It takes more words to tell the truth than to tell a lie, which is why we needed 6 extra pages to point out all the lies in the 4 pages that Nunes used.”

This is always the problem, though. Evidence-free assertion takes almost no time and effort. Evidence-based debunking takes time and explanation. That’s the whole point of the Gish Gallop.

The Nunes Memo is just a couple strides in the Gish Gallop that is the Trump Presidency.

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nines09  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:01:07am

Read the thread

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:02:34am

re: #110 William Lewis

It looks really good. The only things I even might suggest is bring up the darkest areas of the upright trestle supports a bit. But that’s style not method so not really my call.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:03:23am

re: #90 Unshaken Defiance

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Mere allegation? Like a full page ad in the NYT calling for death penalties?

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:06:36am
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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:06:51am

re: #98 Hecuba’s daughter

I found this from the UN fwiw…businessinsider.com

Overall the U.N. attributed 64 percent of civilian casualties to anti-government militants like the Taliban and Islamic State.
Pro-government forces were responsible for 20 percent overall, while the remainder was attributed to joint fighting or unidentified groups, according to the U.N.

Afghanistan, not Syria or Iraq.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:07:12am

I guess the same thought occurred to many others, probably here too….

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William Lewis  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:09:03am

re: #113 Unshaken Defiance

It looks really good. The only things I even might suggest is bring up the darkest areas of the upright trestle supports a bit. But that’s style not method so not really my call.

I’ll work with that. It’s essentially a practice image - one of a number taken of one of my “usual suspects” on the same day - so it’s always good to have more ideas to try learning with.

Thanks!

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:12:44am

Watching yesterday’s opening ceremony. How the hell does VP Pence NOT stand and applaud the entrance of the host nation’s team? What is the matter with these damn people?

Edit: Mother of Dog, how the hell did I leave out the word “NOT”?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:15:38am

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

I guess the same thought occurred to many others, probably here too….

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It would be negligent journalism not to point that out.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:20:19am

re: #115 FormerDirtDart

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All that plus:
The president’s kid doesn’t merit clearance

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nines09  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:22:49am

re: #119 FormerDirtDart

Watching yesterday’s opening ceremony. How the hell does VP Pence stand and applaud the entrance of the host nation’s team? What is the matter with these damn people?

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KGxvi  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:23:26am

re: #117 Barefoot Grin

I think it’s cute that people are assuming Trump knows what due process is, and that it wasn’t just something he heard on fox news

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KGxvi  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:25:31am

re: #119 FormerDirtDart

Watching yesterday’s opening ceremony. How the hell does VP Pence NOT stand and applaud the entrance of the host nation’s team? What is the matter with these damn people?

Edit: Mother of Dog, how the hell did I leave out the word “NOT”?

They are bad at diplomacy. Also the two Korean teams walked together, meaning to applaud South Korea would be to applaud North Korea. Can’t applaud an act of peace when your plan is war

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:25:43am

I’m set for the day. A guy rode by the shop on his motorcycle, playing my favorite song.

Gente Regia - Javier Molina y Dwayne Verheyden “Cowboy cumbia”

Pardon the 2 minute introduction, but I like that part too. The rest is lipsync, or sounds just like the record through some kind of magic.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:37:11am

re: #31 Anymouse 🌹

Gorden Klingenschmitt thinks Trump’s critics are demon-possessed.

(I’ve run across this from other right-wing Christian apologists, most of them not infamous liars like disgraced Navy chaplain Klingenschmitt.)

Goes to Utah Outcasts (14:57, NSFW for language)

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Is that ass still in the Colorado legislature?

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Citizen K  Feb 10, 2018 • 9:54:07am

Somehow, the perfect microcosm of where we are in this country…

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:03:29am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:04:30am

I love this dude:

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:09:00am

“Both sides.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:25:41am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:26:49am
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Interesting Times  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:29:23am

Scroll down for it:

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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:39:04am

Teletubbies in black and white…set to Joy Division

Christopher G. Brown’s Teletubbies Joy Division Edit

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:45:10am

Another Republican experiment in social collapse via tax cuts.

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darthstar  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:47:03am

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:51:22am

re: #135 jaunte

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Another Republican experiment in social collapse via tax cuts.

And OU’s head football coach makes $3.1M a year.

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:51:37am

A big THANK YOU to whoever it was posted the Instant Pot frittata a couple of days ago (please stand up and take a bow and forgive me for not remembering). You inspired me to make mini-frittatas in 4 ramekins with tomatoes, chilis, cheddar and turkey bacon (that I will not use again because it’s nasty. Picked it out and gave it to the kids) that reheat beautifully for several days of breakfasts. Topped with salsa and NOM.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:52:06am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2018 • 10:54:30am
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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:01:04am

re: #134 darthstar

Teletubbies in black and white…set to Joy Division

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Video

That was just a little bit creepy. Who would have thought of Joy Division’s rather dour sound with the strange children’s characters???

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:01:19am

re: #140 Charles Johnson

On that note, I’m enjoying CNN’s no more fucks to give of late. Last night one of the Trump shills tried to pull that DACA is unconstitutional crap again and Cooper and the other panelists were all eyeroll LOL no shut up. On the issue of Porter, apologists were vivisected. Likewise the FBI is biased crap. Then there was the 2 hour program on the Trump and Russia that was brutal.

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:06:24am

Imgur

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I had already started the chili when I had a notion to make some flour tortillas. I should have deep fried them to crisp them up enough to make chili scoops. How do they make them come out round? Asking for a friend.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:07:02am
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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:07:16am

14,000 year old animation:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:08:45am
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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:10:55am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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I had already started the chili when I had a notion to make some flour tortillas. I should have deep fried them to crisp them up enough to make chili scoops. How do they make them come out round? Asking for a friend.

Mmmm. I just bought all the stuff I need to make up another batch of chili.

Just thinking…to make little tortilla bowls, could you use a small tea-cup strainer as a mold by pressing the tortilla into it?

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:12:41am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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I had already started the chili when I had a notion to make some flour tortillas. I should have deep fried them to crisp them up enough to make chili scoops. How do they make them come out round? Asking for a friend.

Round ball. Cast iron press. I’ve only seen them in corn-tortilla-size. But, you know, start small.

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ckkatz  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:15:16am

re: #125 wrenchwench

I’m set for the day. A guy rode by the shop on his motorcycle, playing my favorite song.

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Video

Pardon the 2 minute introduction, but I like that part too. The rest is lipsync, or sounds just like the record through some kind of magic.

I enjoy cumbias. Thanks for posting the video!

I generally find the style of Spanish spoken by the introducer amusing. Blindingly fast (at least to me) and yet clear. I wonder what her spoken words per minutes is.

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:16:38am

re: #148 wrenchwench

Round ball. Cast iron press. I’ve only seen them in corn-tortilla-size*. But, you know, start small.

* I’ve only seen one. It has already been sold.

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:17:29am

re: #147 ObserverArt

Mmmm. I just bought all the stuff I need to make up another batch of chili.

Just thinking…to make little tortilla bowls, could you use a small tea-cup strainer as a mold by pressing the tortilla into it?

I made some once for a party by molding them over the bottom of a cupcake tin and baking them in a hot oven. They weren’t as crispy as fried but they held up.

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:18:18am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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I had already started the chili when I had a notion to make some flour tortillas. I should have deep fried them to crisp them up enough to make chili scoops. How do they make them come out round? Asking for a friend.

I start with a ball and squish them with a dinner plate.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:18:24am

re: #143 jeffreyw

re: #150 wrenchwench

amazon.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:20:11am

re: #135 jaunte

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Another Republican experiment in social collapse via tax cuts.

100 years ago the state with the most radical Socialist Party was Oklahoma.

But add 100 years of right wing Jesus and later Ayn Rand indoctrination and…POOF!

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:20:27am

re: #151 allegro

I made some once for a party by molding them over the bottom of a cupcake tin and baking them in a hot oven. They weren’t as crispy as fried but they held up.

That is why I was thinking strainer…you could dip it in the hot oil. I’ve never made any tortillas, but I imagine they don’t take a long time to fry.

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:21:10am

re: #149 ckkatz

I enjoy cumbias. Thanks for posting the video!

I generally find the style of Spanish spoken by the introducer amusing. Blindingly fast (at least to me) and yet clear. I wonder what her spoken words per minutes is.

Back in the 70s, I spent a month in Mexico, travelling by train and bus (and hitch-hiked once). I found that the words-per-minute decreased as I headed north. I’m almost positive it wasn’t my ability to understand increasing.

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:21:55am

re: #153 PhillyPretzel

amazon.com

That’s it. Or one of them is. Thanks!

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:22:23am

re: #147 ObserverArt

Mmmm. I just bought all the stuff I need to make up another batch of chili.

Just thinking…to make little tortilla bowls, could you use a small tea-cup strainer as a mold by pressing the tortilla into it?

Maybe drape the raw tortilla over an inverted small bowl and bake the in an oven? Dunno.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:23:04am

re: #129 Barefoot Grin

I love this dude:

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That should be #releasethedamnmemo

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:23:44am

re: #130 jaunte

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“Both sides.”

Who effing backgrounded them?

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:24:22am

I have to ask are these Instant Pots really all that great. I am single person who does not cook very much and I have very little counter space. To me it looks like a dressed up pressure cooker.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:26:31am

re: #143 jeffreyw

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I had already started the chili when I had a notion to make some flour tortillas. I should have deep fried them to crisp them up enough to make chili scoops. How do they make them come out round? Asking for a friend.

“I made yogurt. It’s white”

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:26:44am

re: #161 PhillyPretzel

I have to ask are these Instant Pots really all that great. I am single person who does not cook very much and I have very little counter space. To me it looks like a dressed up pressure cooker.

Yes. I’m a single person with little counter space. Best appliance I ever bought. I cook more now because it makes everything so quick and easy.

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:27:24am

re: #148 wrenchwench

Round ball. Cast iron press. I’ve only seen them in corn-tortilla-size. But, you know, start small.

I guess I could have used my press on these, it worked pretty well last week on some half flour/half masa tortillas but I could tell that the gluten would be an issue - press them out only to watch them shrink back to pucks. Roll them into the ball and rest them for 20 minutes or so before pressing might work.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:28:54am

re: #163 allegro

Did you get a small one or a larger one?

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:29:49am

re: #165 PhillyPretzel

Did you get a small one or a larger one?

I got the 6 qt size. It’s big but I use it for most everything so it’s counter space well used.

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:30:44am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:31:59am

re: #166 allegro

Thanks for the information. I have to think about it.

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plansbandc  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:32:28am

re: #125 wrenchwench

Love it! Makes me wish I could play the accordion.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:32:51am

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

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:34:00am

Daniel Dale

@ddale8

So: four wrong things in this 43-word tweet.

- Dems didn’t control Congress til ‘09
- House Dems passed DREAM Act in ‘10; it was stopped by GOP filibuster
- DACA didn’t exist until ‘12
- Trump cancelled DACA; Dems want to simply protect recipients, GOP wants deep concessions

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:35:29am

re: #168 PhillyPretzel

Thanks for the information. I have to think about it.

It does a lot more than I originally thought it would. For example, I like to keep hard boiled eggs around. When cooking them on the stove ya gotta watch to see when the water boils, time them and just generally have to pay attention. (I have forgotten about them too many times to count to unfortunate results.) With the IP, I put them in, set the timer for 5 minutes and go do whatever til it beeps. Added benefit is that they are always easy to peel. No more stuck shells.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:38:34am

re: #172 allegro

That sounds good. I use the Cook’s Illustrated method. Cold eggs in cold water bring it up to a boil. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let them set for 10 minutes. Put them in an ice bath and peel them. They turn out good and no grey rings.

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jeffreyw  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:43:55am

re: #173 PhillyPretzel

That sounds good. I use the Cook’s Illustrated method. Cold eggs in cold water bring it up to a boil. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let them set for 10 minutes. Put them in an ice bath and peel them. They turn out good and no grey rings.

I’ll give this method a second. Works well.

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ckkatz  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:45:06am

re: #156 wrenchwench

Back in the 70s, I spent a month in Mexico, travelling by train and bus (and hitch-hiked once). I found that the words-per-minute decreased as I headed north. I’m almost positive it wasn’t my ability to understand increasing.

Heh. Perhaps it is my biases. But my experience regarding the speed of spoken English when approaching the US Southwest from the northern urban areas seems to mirror your experiences with Spanish.

I grew up in Pittsburgh. The local region speaks ‘yinzer’, but outside of that area, the local dialect is “Midland”. I spent time in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Northern Texas while in the Army. I found the dialect of spoken English there was a very similar Midland, but spoken a bit more slowly with a drawl.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:45:27am

One thing I noticed was it appears to be a unit that does not require a heat source.

177
ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:45:29am

I just finished reading that Boston Globe article on Chuck C, Johnson.

The closing paragraphs sum up Chucky completely. He’s a full of shit stirrer.

…Johnson says he believes the Nazis had a systematic program to kill Jews. But he’s offered a number of different opinions about the number of Jews killed.

“I think the Red Cross numbers of 250,000 dead in the camps from typhus are more realistic” he wrote on Reddit.

In an interview with the Globe, he gave another answer.

“It’s probably like 3 to 4 [million],” Johnson said. “Somewhere in there. It was a war. And people were not keeping detailed records.”

In a demonstration of how flexible his views can be (another hallmark of Trump’s Washington), Johnson said his thinking on the matter has evolved further. He said this week he has “new information” that’s led him to believe the 6 million figure, after all.

How convenient, he just got new info. No wonder he is pissed off about the article. It depants him and shows him for the smartass he is. If he is all that intelligent then he is also lazy to turn his smarts into duping people as a troll to gain fame. Get a life Chuck.

Link if anyone missed it prior.

The Boston Globe - Spurned in Milton, a race-baiting troll has found acceptance — in Trump’s D.C.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:45:49am

“During an MSNBC interview on Saturday morning, Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said that the Trump White House “stands with women, unmistakably.”
thinkprogress.org

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:46:08am

Republican National Committee spokesperson.

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:48:17am

re: #178 jaunte

While they are standing with them they are also hitting and groping them.

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ckkatz  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:48:52am

re: #161 PhillyPretzel

I have to ask are these Instant Pots really all that great. I am single person who does not cook very much and I have very little counter space. To me it looks like a dressed up pressure cooker.

Consumer Reports did an article on Instant Pots*. Their conclusion was that it does about as well (a little better or a little worse) of multiple gadgets such as slow cookers, rice makers, yogurt makers, etc. And that it does save a lot of counter space.

consumerreports.org

*Edited for clarity - changed ‘pressure cookers’ to ‘Instant Pot’ in first sentence. The Consumer Reports’ article compared Instant Pots to generic pressure cookers as well.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:48:56am

re: #173 PhillyPretzel

That sounds good. I use the Cook’s Illustrated method. Cold eggs in cold water bring it up to a boil. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let them set for 10 minutes. Put them in an ice bath and peel them. They turn out good and no grey rings.

I find you can leave them in the water 30 min an hour or longer

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Dave In Austin  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:51:16am

re: #136 darthstar

Somehow this appeals to the wounded and scared part of my psyche.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:54:29am

re: #177 ObserverArt

I just finished reading that Boston Globe article on Chuck C, Johnson.

The closing paragraphs sum up Chucky completely. He’s a full of shit stirrer.

How convenient, he just got new info. No wonder he is pissed off about the article. It depants him and shows him for the smartass he is. If he is all that intelligent then he is also lazy to turn his smarts into duping people as a troll to gain fame. Get a life Chuck.

Link if anyone missed it prior.

The Boston Globe - Spurned in Milton, a race-baiting troll has found acceptance — in Trump’s D.C.

He hasn’t had any kind of revelation.

And the “information” has always been there

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:55:38am

new favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes:
cut into fries or wedges, toss in olive oil & baharat spice blend, bake 15-20 minutes at 425F (turning once halfway through).
alternatively, zap the sweet potatoes in the microwave, cut, toss in olive oil & baharat blend.

nom nom nom

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:55:39am

Thanks for the information on the Instant Pot. I will start saving money for it.

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wrenchwench  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:58:15am

re: #164 jeffreyw

I guess I could have used my press on these, it worked pretty well last week on some half flour/half masa tortillas but I could tell that the gluten would be an issue - press them out only to watch them shrink back to pucks. Roll them into the ball and rest them for 20 minutes or so before pressing might work.

Gluten is underappreciated. I tried a new pie crust on the first of the month. Came recommended by J. Kenji Lopez Alt, the master of pie crust. Second recipe.

Stella’s Old-Fashioned Flaky Pie Dough takes a tack that’s nearly the opposite of mine. Rather than limiting gluten formation by forming a fat/flour paste, it actually encourages gluten formation in a controlled fashion.

I made a rhubarb pie. No strawberries. Mr. w made the rhubarb last summer, when it was in season. It was his birthday, and he wanted a pie, so I made one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 11:59:04am

he’s quoting Judicial Watch again:

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ckkatz  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:02:04pm

Dang! Tortillas, chili, pie, sweet potatoes… Now I’m hungry. Time for a late lunch. bbl

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:03:51pm

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

not just the FBI & DOJ, now the State Department

Trump is agitating for a coup against his own executive branch.

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:07:56pm

re: #186 PhillyPretzel

Thanks for the information on the Instant Pot. I will start saving money for it.

Another trick I’ve learned lately since I’m trying to eat better. It’s hard for a single person to eat wholesome home-cooked meals because you can’t cook one person portions and who wants to eat the same thing every day for a week? And I don’t want to cook every day anyway. So I got these, freezer and microwave safe so I can cook whatever in the IP, divide it into individual meals and freeze them for a quick meal when I want it. I have quite a menu selection now in my freezer. I also got bowls to make several days worth of salads at once and just grab one so I eat great and healthy with very little food prep requirement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:09:49pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:14:08pm

re: #190 jaunte

Trump is agitating for a coup against his own executive branch.

Are we placing bets? I think I’d take Justice versus Trump, even with the Sessions elf in there mucking things up.

There will be a point where the Republican party may even have to face the wrath of Justice.

Would it not be interesting to see the FBI start talking about some investigations that have been going on into Nunes, Ryan, McCarthy, Gohmert, King, Jordan, Meadows, etc.?

Trump it seems is going to force a drag-down knock-out fight; who knows what form it will take because this is all new.

No one ever expected a president to be this caustic to the system. No one expected anyone to be this devious. No one expected his party to back the corruption.

It is uncharted territory, therefore it may take uncharted means to stop it.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I like living while this particular history is being formed. But on it goes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:14:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:16:15pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:17:50pm

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

he’s quoting Judicial Watch again:

[Embedded content]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:20:57pm
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CleverToad  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:22:18pm

re: #191 allegro

Another trick I’ve learned lately since I’m trying to eat better. It’s hard for a single person to eat wholesome home-cooked meals because you can’t cook one person portions and who wants to eat the same thing every day for a week? And I don’t want to cook every day anyway. So I got these, freezer and microwave safe so I can cook whatever in the IP, divide it into individual meals and freeze them for a quick meal when I want it. I have quite a menu selection now in my freezer. I also got bowls to make several days worth of salads at once and just grab one so I eat great and healthy with very little food prep requirement.

Ooh, interesting! Freezer-to-microwave and very useful stackability for a smaller freezer. Showed ‘em to my visiting sister who cooks for one, and just got herself an Instant Pot. (I’m lusting after a Pot myself, after all of the kudos from the Lizards. My picky-eater kid needs to learn to cook, it might be a good way to get him interested.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:23:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:31:47pm

heh

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ObserverArt  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:32:28pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Damn. I haven’t watched any local news. It has been crazy around here lately.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:33:09pm

Women’s Short Track Relay in progress
stream.nbcolympics.com

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:36:37pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:36:51pm

I just had a sandwich that contained both Marmite and watercress.

STOP ME BEFORE I BRITISH AGAIN.

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meteor  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:37:33pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart

YAY

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:37:48pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart

Thank G-d I have Lifelock.

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TedStriker  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:39:05pm

re: #206 PhillyPretzel

Thank G-d I have Lifelock.

Uhhhh….

latimes.com

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:41:09pm

re: #202 FormerDirtDart

Women’s Short Track Relay in progress
stream.nbcolympics.com

Transitioning to Ski Jumping

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:42:29pm

re: #207 TedStriker

Okay. But I have had my data breached when Target announced it was compromised. I got a bill from Kohl’s which I have never purchased anything from. With Lifelock’s help I was able to get that account and one from T-mobile cancelled.

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:42:44pm

re: #198 CleverToad

Ooh, interesting! Freezer-to-microwave and very useful stackability for a smaller freezer. Showed ‘em to my visiting sister who cooks for one, and just got herself an Instant Pot. (I’m lusting after a Pot myself, after all of the kudos from the Lizards. My picky-eater kid needs to learn to cook, it might be a good way to get him interested.)

The small space stackability is fantastic for storage too. After getting these in several sizes I cleaned out a cabinet full of miscellaneous containers. I only need one shelf now. :) My fridge looks like Martha Stewart organized it.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:43:48pm

Mixed Doubles Curling: Norway - USA
stream.nbcolympics.com

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:46:50pm

So bored……

Waiting for Macy’s delivery - which I bet you money will not arrive before I leave for Pasadena.

I’m think I’m going to buy an gd instant pot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:50:19pm
214
The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:50:32pm

re: #212 Stanley Sea

It is super convenient.

Steel cut oats, no hands-on effort, in forty minutes.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:50:40pm

It’s the 99.00 one, correct?

6qt

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:51:11pm

re: #214 The Ghost of a Flea

It is super convenient.

Steel cut oats, no hands-on effort, in forty minutes.

meh on oats.

hard boiled eggs? sold.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:52:08pm

6 in 1 = 99

9 in 1 = 129

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allegro  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:52:39pm

re: #217 Stanley Sea

6 in 1 = 99

9 in 1 = 129

Save the $30.

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lizardofid  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:53:33pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

On the watch of any other administration I would hold out hope for an investigation, leading to charges.

But, I’m sure these are “some very fine people”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:57:04pm
221
The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 10, 2018 • 12:57:15pm

re: #216 Stanley Sea

Look up Indian food and Instant Pot.

And it’s not that I love oats, they’re penance for everything else I eat, but a pain to make.

(Okay that’s a lie. Done up right, I like steel-cut oats. Shit-tons of blueberries and a tiny dab of butter and honey)

222
Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:00:51pm

DONE

Finally used my Amazon gift cards - 100.00 total from my birthday in November!

LOL, I don’t know why this decision took so long.

223
Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:01:21pm
224
sagehen  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:03:55pm

re: #177 ObserverArt

I just finished reading that Boston Globe article on Chuck C, Johnson.

The closing paragraphs sum up Chucky completely. He’s a full of shit stirrer.

How convenient, he just got new info. No wonder he is pissed off about the article. It depants him and shows him for the smartass he is. If he is all that intelligent then he is also lazy to turn his smarts into duping people as a troll to gain fame. Get a life Chuck.

Link if anyone missed it prior.

The Boston Globe - Spurned in Milton, a race-baiting troll has found acceptance — in Trump’s D.C.

The “new information” is that Dershowitz heard about what he said and expressed disappointment; Chuck thinks Dersh will still speak to him if he walks it back.

225
jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:05:55pm

re: #221 The Ghost of a Flea

226
The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:06:16pm

re: #223 Stanley Sea

People keep saying this is Trump, but that’s the surface eructation.

Behind all that talk of “local control” and “keep government out of X” is the understanding that implicit power systems—old boy’s clubs, the local aristocracy, the state’s political machine, et cetera—will create crooked structures…and that’s just dandy, because all of those groups gleefully use “tradition” to create exploitative systems.

227
Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:12:31pm

re: #226 The Ghost of a Flea

Create and sustain exciting exploitative systems.

228
Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:15:25pm

Just saw a live photo of the WH enveloped in fog & rain.

He’s suffering. It’s good.

229
FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:16:06pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:19:36pm

re: #191 allegro

Another trick I’ve learned lately since I’m trying to eat better. It’s hard for a single person to eat wholesome home-cooked meals because you can’t cook one person portions and who wants to eat the same thing every day for a week? And I don’t want to cook every day anyway. So I got these, freezer and microwave safe so I can cook whatever in the IP, divide it into individual meals and freeze them for a quick meal when I want it. I have quite a menu selection now in my freezer. I also got bowls to make several days worth of salads at once and just grab one so I eat great and healthy with very little food prep requirement.

I’ve been using ziplock bags to do the same. This is better, so I just ordered the containers you linked.

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Citizen K  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:19:49pm

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Like I’ve said before…how long before someone uses religious exceptions to deny to blacks, or hispanics, or women, or…

Because I’m pretty sure this shit is the ideal end around of the 14th.

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MsJ  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:22:44pm

re: #211 FormerDirtDart

Mixed Doubles Curling: Norway - USA
stream.nbcolympics.com

I hope the Hamilton’s best Norway. Alas, the brother/sister team isn’t doing terribly well. 🥌🥌🥌🇨🇦🇺🇸🇺🇸🇨🇦🥌🥌🥌

233
BeachDem  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:26:01pm

re: #212 Stanley Sea

So bored……

Waiting for Macy’s delivery - which I bet you money will not arrive before I leave for Pasadena.

I’m think I’m going to buy an gd instant pot.

I’m going to take mine out of the box today—I bought it in October. Who SAYS I procrastinate!

234
jaunte  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:26:06pm

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

Given that Christian beliefs have justified slavery, they’re a pretty wobbly rule to build laws on.

235
scottslemmons  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:28:18pm

re: #234 jaunte

Given that Christian beliefs have justified slavery, they’re a pretty wobbly rule to build laws on.

Like Citizen K said above, I suspect that’s where they’d prefer to go…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:29:10pm

re: #234 jaunte

Given that Christian beliefs have justified slavery, they’re a pretty wobbly rule to build laws on.

I still don’t get how “love everybody” translates into “keep people as pets for manual labor”, but I suppose my attitude would’ve been different if I had been raised in that era.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:38:20pm

HPfr/G54rlas6ykLT87+HHFFyxtXLVPLSoVa1J9pb3auwTP5ZunfRZ/quRcaN9eR/SPKPFSlYmiwm+uDIFwmeS5/Wg584YmtyEMuZPvh0aTXWpPqAFJi/8VoIguDWx3GeYV6kWr1If7cR+gh6Ui5Nrvezb4OWz4RV1bqsAfOM/pPEf/kjJSx2IbdvySzOqU7c+p5Z9eRN7ISPQS9+CidRyn9KPXURPiLPuY7E7hp5c+QlHelL21mEEW7uzmrkZu+UCCEZPyQcTkiyxsLGwT4p4jJdWqld9qoRfdEUiPN91rMIqNkIm7+i0vfFjCp3OdhHnmH+3g0jcNo+X37Xo0iieLmQWgTY+3+as8a9fNCxUOobSVCM0tOLh9CRex7H7DnbQIslSzphmYLYU1V8wIrCTdROKabIEdW11/4K63gElGdUUyRSy9eFeW206s4Ouph2P6hr9OuDfmnCSLPI2otSeR/GBVIU66J

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MsJ  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:45:37pm

re: #233 BeachDem

I’m going to take mine out of the box today—I bought it in October. Who SAYS I procrastinate!

Mine is sitting in the box, too.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:46:21pm

re: #232 MsJ

I hope the Hamilton’s best Norway. Alas, the brother/sister team isn’t doing terribly well. 🥌🥌🥌🇨🇦🇺🇸🇺🇸🇨🇦🥌🥌🥌

Norway concedes

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:47:48pm
241
Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:52:14pm

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. nbcnews.to - @NBCOUT
3:15 PM - Feb 10, 2018

Baker can refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes, judge rules
A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled.
nbcnews.com

Appalling that the judge knows nothing about history or maybe he is one that would have supported Plessy vs Ferguson. Actually sounds like a Federalist Society appointment — racist to the core.

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MsJ  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:52:49pm

re: #239 FormerDirtDart

Norway concedes

AWESOME!!! What was the score? That’s fantastic!

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:53:41pm

re: #240 FormerDirtDart

Thanks for the Lesdoggg tip, I forgot she was all about the Olympics!!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:57:07pm

re: #175 ckkatz

Heh. Perhaps it is my biases. But my experience regarding the speed of spoken English when approaching the US Southwest from the northern urban areas seems to mirror your experiences with Spanish.

I grew up in Pittsburgh. The local region speaks ‘yinzer’, but outside of that area, the local dialect is “Midland”. I spent time in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Northern Texas while in the Army. I found the dialect of spoken English there was a very similar Midland, but spoken a bit more slowly with a drawl.

Also growing up in Pittsburgh. We said “Yunz” instead of you. We called them “gumbands” instead of rubber bands. We “Redd up” our rooms instead of cleaned them. We put on “gutchies” instead of underwear. We “Warshed” up instead of washed up.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 10, 2018 • 1:59:34pm

re: #242 MsJ

AWESOME!!! What was the score? That’s fantastic!

10-3 after the 6th end

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2018 • 2:01:22pm

re: #244 Joe Bacon 🌹

Also growing up in Pittsburgh. We said “Yunz” instead of you. We called them “gumbands” instead of rubber bands. We “Redd up” our rooms instead of cleaned them. We put on “gutchies” instead of underwear. We “Warshed” up instead of washed up.

and some people get all bent out of shape with ebonics and “ax” instead of “ask”.

sigh.

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MsJ  Feb 10, 2018 • 2:02:27pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

10-3 after the 6th end

I just found the Olympic site for scores.

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dangerman  Feb 10, 2018 • 2:46:26pm

re: #244 Joe Bacon 🌹

Also growing up in Pittsburgh. We said “Yunz” instead of you. We called them “gumbands” instead of rubber bands. We “Redd up” our rooms instead of cleaned them. We put on “gutchies” instead of underwear. We “Warshed” up instead of washed up.

All those R’s migrated west from boston

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darthstar  Feb 12, 2018 • 6:16:43am

re: #173 PhillyPretzel

That sounds good. I use the Cook’s Illustrated method. Cold eggs in cold water bring it up to a boil. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let them set for 10 minutes. Put them in an ice bath and peel them. They turn out good and no grey rings.

This technique has never failed me.


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Dave Grohl - Play (Official Video) PLAY more at play.roswellfilms.com Pre-order limited edition vinyl bundles and stream the song: smarturl.it “PLAY” by Dave Grohl celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. Part one opens with narrated ...
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The Seshen - Distant Heart (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents The Seshen performing "Distant Heart" live at The Little London Plane during Upstream Music Fest. Recorded June 1, 2018. Host: Kevin ColeAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin WilmoreDirector: Scott HolpainenEditor: Alaia D'Alessandro kexp.orgtheseshen.comupstreammusicfest.com ...
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Retrograde PresidentProfit at any cost. American dream. President Trump. Blind destruction. BBC News: The Trump administration has overturned bans on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in US national wildlife refuges. ...
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