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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2018 • 6:56:22pm
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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 6:57:44pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 8, 2018 • 6:59:51pm

re: #2 Kragar

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Whatever Trump says during this meeting, the White House will be walking it back within hours.

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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:00:18pm

It’s the Big Bang in Pyongyang…. bigger, bolder, and dumber.

That’s Trump in a nutshell.

Oh, and did I mention that Tillerson’s already trying to walk this all back?

Yeah, he did.

And that’s right - Fox has to drag out Gorka and Ollie North to tout this as a win for Trump?

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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:01:20pm
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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:02:02pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:02:44pm
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lawhawk  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:03:43pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:03:56pm

No person on planet earth has done more to legitimatize North Korea and Kim Jong-un than Donald Trump.

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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:04:54pm
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Mattand  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:05:28pm

My first reaction to this news is that I’ll believe the North Korea meeting when I see it.

My second reaction was is Russia somehow orchestrating this. I hate going tinfoil hat like that, but for Kim Jong Un to suddenly be willing to talk about disarmament? Makes no sense.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:06:34pm

re: #11 Mattand
Hell, NK will promise anything like they always do.

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teleskiguy  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:08:18pm

re: #8 lawhawk

Fuckface Von Clownstick sent that tweet on my birthday four years ago.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:10:38pm

This is interesting.

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The Major  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:11:09pm

re: #5 JordanRules

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The Major  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:13:02pm

re: #7 teleskiguy

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The Major  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:18:06pm

Now this is pretty fucking bonkers - at least to me….

WINNER OF THE ENLOE AWARD 2014
Drone Disorientations
HOW “UNMANNED” WEAPONS QUEER THE EXPERIENCE OF KILLING IN WAR
Cara Daggett

Abstract
Killing with drones produces queer moments of disorientation. Drawing on queer phenomenology, I show how militarized masculinities function as spatiotemporal landmarks that give killing in war its “orientation” and make it morally intelligible. These bearings no longer make sense for drone warfare, which radically deviates from two of its main axes: the home-combat and distance-intimacy binaries. Through a narrative methodology, I show how descriptions of drone warfare are rife with symptoms of an unresolved disorientation, often expressed as gender anxiety over the failure of the distance-intimacy and home-combat axes to orient killing with drones. The resulting vertigo sparks a frenzy of reorientation attempts, but disorientation can lead in multiple and sometimes surprising directions - including, but not exclusively, more violent ones. With drones, the point is that none have yet been reliably secured, and I conclude by arguing that, in the midst of this confusion, it is important not to lose sight of the possibility of new paths, and the “hope of new directions.”

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:18:08pm

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

From a year ago:

From May 4 until September 23, the Russian bank looked up the address to this Trump corporate server 2,820 times — more lookups than the Trump server received from any other source.

As noted, Alfa Bank alone represents 80% of the lookups, according to these leaked internet records.

Far back in second place, with 714 such lookups, was a company called Spectrum Health.

Spectrum is a medical facility chain led by Dick DeVos, the husband of Betsy DeVos, who was appointed by Trump as U.S. education secretary.

Together, Alfa and Spectrum accounted for 99% of the lookups.

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Semper Fi  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:18:10pm

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

This is interesting.

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Was Betsy appointed before or after Seychelles meeting? I don’t know the dates.

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VegasGolfer  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:19:12pm

nytimes.com
Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.

RWNJ boycott of Netflix incoming.

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freetoken  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:19:30pm

Trump’s “great friend“‘s actions cost the company Wynn previous led:

Wynn Resorts settles lawsuit for $2.4B with Tokyo company

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:20:06pm

re: #19 Semper Fi

Was Betsy appointed before or after Seychelles meeting? I don’t know the dates.

After. The meeting took place on January 11th, 2017, before the inauguration.

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freetoken  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:20:41pm

It’s such a trashy business, no wonder Trump was involved in it:

Why Trump Can’t Quit Steve Wynn

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Skip Intro  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:21:28pm

re: #7 teleskiguy

Only two conditions. Trump has to own it and Kim has to play golf with Trump.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:21:31pm

If I were NoKo this would be the ideal time to take advantage of Trump. He’s so desperate for distractions and simultaneously so poorly advised.

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freetoken  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:22:24pm

I wonder how the Evangelicals can lie to themselves so much in regards to Trump, who has to be the trashiest person to ever hold the office of President.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:25:16pm

re: #26 freetoken

I wonder how the Evangelicals can lie to themselves so much in regards to Trump, who has to be the trashiest person to ever hold the office of President.

Its just another lie on top of the mountain of bullshit they already believe.

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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:25:59pm

re: #26 freetoken

I wonder how the Evangelicals can lie to themselves so much in regards to Trump, who has to be the trashiest person to ever hold the office of President.

They’ve been backing adulterers, thieves and conmen for decades. Trump isn’t that big a leap.

“God works in mysterious ways.”

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teleskiguy  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:26:31pm

Jackson Hole.

Instagram

Big Red Cabin 1, Tower 5, big cliffs, Jackson Hole, WY.

Instagram

Jackson, WY town square with its famous antler arches, at night.

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Semper Fi  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:26:42pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

After. The meeting took place on January 11th, 2017, before the inauguration.

Thank you. My slow search revealed Trump nominated Betsy in Nov ‘16 and she was confirmed by the Senate 51-50 with Pence breaking the tie.

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Belafon  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:27:18pm

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

This is interesting.

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What do you do when all the string connecting all of the conspiracies turns out to be true?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:27:29pm

re: #26 freetoken

I wonder how the Evangelicals can lie to themselves so much in regards to Trump, who has to be the trashiest person to ever hold the office of President.

A lot of them aren’t lying to themselves. Most of them just believe what they’re told. The ones who come up with the lies that get fed down the pipeline, they probably know how bad Trump is, but they think he’s better than the alternatives, because a pro-choicer is automatically worse than a serial adulterer. Their ranking of sins is so fucked up.

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Semper Fi  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:27:31pm

re: #30 Semper Fi

Thank you. My slow search revealed Trump nominated Betsy in Nov ‘16 and she was confirmed by the Senate 51-50 with Pence breaking the tie.

That was Feb ‘17.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:28:00pm

re: #31 Belafon

What do you do when all the string connecting all of the conspiracies turns out to be true?

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Invest in string.

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teleskiguy  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:28:03pm

re: #31 Belafon

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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:32:45pm

re: #31 Belafon

Not all heroes wear capes…

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ObserverArt  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:34:19pm

re: #28 Kragar

They’ve been backing adulterers, thieves and conmen for decades. Trump isn’t that big a leap.

“God works in mysterious ways.”

Plus they all laid hands on him. So, all is forgiven, he has received the Holy Spirit and is the new Christian leader.

Or, they are all just snake handlers.

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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:40:16pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:40:37pm

re: #36 Kragar

Not all heroes wear capes…

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“I am homeless, I’m not office-less.”

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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:44:04pm

re: #39 goddamnedfrank

“He’s in a better place.”
“Oh God…”
“I put him in this robot.”

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Mattand  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:48:09pm

re: #31 Belafon

+1 new Tick series reference.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:57:00pm

re: #10 Kragar

We know President Obama was born in the US. We don’t know if Trump impregnated Stormy. I understand the sentiment but don’t see how the situations are comparable.

It’s amazing that between Trump and President Obama, Trump is the one who is idolized by Evangelicals.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:57:45pm

re: #38 Kragar

Well, NK is known to imprison foreigners. Just saying.

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teleskiguy  Mar 8, 2018 • 7:59:07pm

Rode this contraption six times today.

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Weaselone  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:00:42pm

re: #42 Patricia Kayden

It’s amazing that between Trump and President Obama, Trump is the one who is idolized by Evangelicals.

If only we knew the white answer to this.

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Skip Intro  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:00:43pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

My question is do they know how to burn a steak? Do they even know what steak is?

This is what’s worrying Trump tonight.

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freetoken  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:07:48pm

re: #46 Skip Intro

Korean bbq is probably rare in NK, but they’ve been eating dead cows for a long time in Asia.

I think the real question is where exactly Trump thinks he’s going to meet Kim.

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teleskiguy  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:12:26pm

re: #47 freetoken

I think the real question is where exactly Trump thinks he’s going to meet Kim.

Trump National Doral Miami.

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makeitstop  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:13:02pm

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

From a year ago:

The other one per cent - Mueller or Schneiderman?

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:29:09pm

re: #20 VegasGolfer

ERs across the country prepare for an onslaught of rage induced aneurysms.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:31:19pm

Trump is never going to meet Kim.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:31:48pm
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jaunte  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:36:02pm

re: #52 goddamnedfrank

“The case took a further turn last December when the detective, David E. Abbott Jr., was accused of molesting two young boys and killed himself as police moved to arrest him at his Gainesville townhouse.”
washingtonpost.com

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:36:31pm

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:40:20pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:41:36pm

re: #55 darthstar

Dude, spoiler that shit fuck lol

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:42:34pm

re: #56 Ace Rothstein

Dude, spoiler that shit fuck lol

I had to see it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:53:31pm

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gocart mozart  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:54:45pm
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scottslemmons  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:56:36pm

I just got done watching the new Tick series yesterday, so this whole thread is great. :)

(What’s Walter’s deal with the super-asskicking in the last episode? Saving some cool secrets for next season? There is going to be another season, right?)

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Dave In Austin  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:58:33pm
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jaunte  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:58:52pm
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2018 • 8:59:43pm
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jaunte  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:04:03pm
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Single-handed sailor  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:11:45pm

re: #64 jaunte

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IT’s completely different when they do it!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:16:09pm

I suppose there was mention earlier of Mississippi banning abortion after 15 Weeks?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:36:55pm

re: #66 Eclectic Cyborg

I suppose there was mention earlier of Mississippi banning abortion after 15 Weeks?

So when will Mississippi require men to have a full prostate exam, a 72 hour waiting period and be required to watch a video about failing to pay child support before a doctor is allowed to prescribe Viagra or Cialis?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:38:50pm

re: #67 Joe Bacon 🌹

Don’t get me started on this backwards state…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:43:05pm

And let me add: I am not super pro abortion but I think the issue would be better combated with appropriate sex ed and easy access to contraceptives.

That said, I understand that it is, ultimately, a womans choice.

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darthstar  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:46:00pm

Probably the most pointed pic yet from @TrumpsTies

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:50:48pm
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freetoken  Mar 8, 2018 • 9:57:05pm
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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:01:16pm
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Kragar  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:03:45pm
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darthstar  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:03:53pm

re: #73 JordanRules

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Yeah…about Ivanka…

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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:07:23pm

re: #75 darthstar

I need thoughts and prayers. Aacckkkkkk!!!!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:08:20pm

so much depends
upon

the fucking
midterms

glazed with
stupidity

beside the white
morons

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:09:56pm

re: #77 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

…sound of snapping fingers…

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:09:56pm

re: #72 freetoken

As we were all observing earlier:

Pro-Trump Pastor: ‘Thou Shalt Not Have Sex With A Porn Star’ Doesn’t Apply Here

i hear a lot of that from wingnuts

seems character doesn’t matter after all

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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:13:15pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:14:18pm

re: #78 Eclectic Cyborg

…sound of snapping fingers…

like, i’m hep, man…

my apologies to william carlos williams

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freetoken  Mar 8, 2018 • 10:17:28pm

So, Trump is selling his marks the idea that he’s going to increase steel and aluminum production in the US.

The whole trade-tariff-war connections have been written about extensively.

But what gets little attention is what Trump’s goals mean in the physical world, of atoms and molecules.

Put simply: steel and especially aluminum refining and manufacturing is energy intensive.

Besides having few bauxite deposits in the US, the real problem with aluminum is the very high energy needed to do refining.

Iron and many alloys take less energy, but since the consumption is so much higher than aluminum, the energy requirements will be higher.

Historically, the energy for smelting and driving various industries for these things has come from … coal.

Besides climate change, which Trump has stated he believes is a hoax, the additional problems of supply and cost are being totally ignored by Trump and his supporters.

And while natural gas is used too, the US production of natural gas has increased in order to replace coal, and to increase natural gas liquid production.

The latter is important because the production of traditional high-quality crude in this country peaked long ago, and only with high oil prices were difficult-to-produce sources brought online in this country the past 10 years.

And since the past couple of years the crude oil prices relaxed, guess what - investment in producing these difficult-to-produce resources has declined.

Now climate-change activists want to believe that CO2 production is being curtailed, but the world’s energy tracking experts are forecasting (as is their habit) slow increases in petroleum/liquids/tar production.

This is the deadly dance that Trump is doing with his marks and with American and world: he is damning future generations by lying to his marks in the US rust belt and Appalachia.

It is possible to increase US carbon fuel production as long as one accepts:
1) increased pollution; and
2) increased costs.

Trump’s marks seem ready to accept (or simply deny) the former, but they are clueless about the latter.

For your reference:

US Annual Coal Report:

Tradeoff in coal production versus natural gas: Future coal production depends on resources and technology, not just policy choices

Historical US petroleum and liquids production: eia.gov
which includes natural gas liquids (which account for the recent spike, along with increased production of petroleum from hard-to-produce sources). See defintions: eia.gov

World “oil” demand has been on a rather steady increase of late: iea.org

Future expectations in petroleum and similar products, supply and demand:
(in which one finds that Canada is expected to continue to increase production from tar, and that increase is headed to the US.)

It’s all a lot of reading, but if you want to know what is really going on, and what is behind everything from Putin to Qatar to Venezuela, and why the Trump marks are utterly clueless about how the real world works, it is required reading.

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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:21:24pm

Gun reform work on the ground. You won’t see this in the media, but it’s happening all over. They’ll catch up later.

More snapshots from around the country behind the button!

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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:32:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:32:36pm

bbc.com

Fourteen year-old California boy arrested for impersonating a sheriff’s deputy.

He fitted out his great-grandmother’s SUV with police lights, pulled over a driver, went to two homes claiming he was responding to domestic disturbances.

He apparently had a real pistol with him.

The police went through his bedroom and found a full sheriff’s deputy uniform, ballistic vests, various firearms, &c.

He was on probation for a previous crime, so was booked into the local juvenile detention centre.

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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:32:48pm
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JordanRules  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:35:44pm

This thread broke my heart.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:42:45pm

It would seem Kim Kardashian and Pink are getting dragged on Twitter for their International Women’s Day posts.

Kim Kardashian launched a “line” of so-called Women’s Empowerment Emojis, and Pink posted upper frontal nudity photos on Twitter.

As far as nudity goes, I think conservatives are wound up too tightly.

Oh my stars, BEWBS, think of the children!!!one!1!!uno!!!dos!!!

Maybe it’s just because I grew up in a family full of women where I was the only male after age seven. I don’t give a flip what women do any more than what men do.

(NSFW in comment thread for upper frontal nudity in Pink’s comment thread, if that sort of thing bothers you).

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 8, 2018 • 11:51:35pm

Holy crap! Calling credit card company. Have to go through adverts of things I don’t want first: Direct TV, switch cell providers for cell service I don’t have, answer a survey about dating singles in my area (!), WTF CitiBank?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:03:08am

I really hate automated saccharine recorded matronising women running me through menus when I want to talk to a real person… .

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:04:56am

Aaaaand now I’m mad at well somebody, finally got through to a real person (in another country, but at least a real person), and she could not hear me (though I could hear her), and CitiBank hung up on me.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:11:40am

Going through the adverts again to switch cell service, the dating service survey for singles in my area again, and Viola! (or Bass Violin!) I finally get through to Citi.

Did Citi buy a dating service and a cell company?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:17:01am

Something for Teleskiguy:

Skiing Blind: ‘I Crashed at 70 mph’ (goes to the BBC, with looping video of the nearly-blind woman skiing shown from her helmet’s camera)

Fist bump. Ritual. A whispered chant from Irish band, The Script: “You could be the greatest, you can be the best, you can be the King Kong banging on your chest.”

Into the gates. “Three, two, one.” Wild pushes off. “Go.” Knight follows.

The mountain falls away.

The cut of skis on snow and the intense exchange of instructions is all that can be heard as Wild shouts out the course. Spectators stand silent, forbidden to make noise.

Knight only has 5% vision. It is peripheral and blurry but she catches glints of Wild’s orange jacket, which keeps her on track.

Twists and turns. Rhythmic. And then the final stretch, downhill, skis straight, body tucked. All out until they’re over the line.

The mountain’s silence is broken by cheering.

Knight and Wild have become champions in the World Para Alpine Skiing Championships. It’s a first for Britain at such an event.

But Knight fails to stop. She crashes at 115km/h.

(more)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:19:23am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹

Something for Teleskiguy:

Skiing Blind: ‘I Crashed at 70 mph’ (goes to the BBC, with looping video of the nearly-blind woman skiing shown from her helmet’s camera)

(more)

Is there also a blind winter biathlon?

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:33:21am
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:36:45am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is there also a blind winter biathlon?

I don’t know. I know less than nothing about Olympic skiing (or the biathlon with shooting). Possibly.

The article talks about the young woman’s long psychological road back to the slopes, and she will be competing in the Paralympics in South Korea. (She got back on the slopes in Aspen and in Canada, winning medals, then went to the United Kingdom’s training camp in Chile.)

She has a guide who is in the Royal Navy, and is on two year’s furlough from the Navy while she competes. They required him to sign a nine-month extension to his enlistment contract for the furlough, and give him partial pay while he working with her.

His furlough is almost up; she hopes winning a gold medal in PeyongChang will convince the RN to give him an extension on the furlough.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 12:48:36am
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SteelPH  Mar 9, 2018 • 1:13:22am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 1:24:10am

re: #96 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t know. I know less than nothing about Olympic skiing (or the biathlon with shooting). Possibly.

The article talks about the young woman’s long psychological road back to the slopes, and she will be competing in the Paralympics in South Korea. (She got back on the slopes in Aspen and in Canada, winning medals, then went to the United Kingdom’s training camp in Chile.)

She has a guide who is in the Royal Navy, and is on two year’s furlough from the Navy while she competes. They required him to sign a nine-month extension to his enlistment contract for the furlough, and give him partial pay while he working with her.

His furlough is almost up; she hopes winning a gold medal in PeyongChang will convince the RN to give him an extension on the furlough.

My two-year-old daughter and I were watching women’s biathlon during the 2000 Winter Olympics. I recall that was when she uttered her fist fully grammatical sentence: “I want to have a gun!”

I told her that was fine, but she would have to learn to ski first.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 1:26:55am

re: #98 SteelPH

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:26:32am

re: #72 freetoken

Jeffress has said that kneeling NFL players should be shot in the head, according to that link. Let that sink in.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:27:56am

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Be

Makes sense. Republicans aren’t interested in investigating their President. They’ll protect him at all costs.

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Weaselone  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:31:01am

The most disappointing thing about this isn’t that Trump has agreed to meet with North Korea or that his Administration is playing this up as some sort of victory, it’s how the media is covering it.

The media has literally covered the situation on the Korean peninsula for decades. One would think that at this point, they would have developed at least a miniscule amount of expertise on the subject, or be able to dig a file out of a cabinet or laptop somewhere that outlined the basic playbook used by previous administrations.

The big story here is that Trump has agreed to meet with NK which breaks with the US position held by at least the last 4 administrations that direct talks not take place until North Korea gave up its nuclear ambitions. The media chatter should be focused around that. Whether it’s a good thing, bad thing, likely repercussions, etc. If they feel the need to tongue bathe Trump, they could praise his boldness in breaking with past administrations and bringing his huuuuge deal making expertise into play.

Instead, the pundits are gibbering about whether NK wanting a meeting is some huge win for Trump and a validation of his tough guy act. Any expert brought on has to spend a big chunk of their time cutting through that BS before they can even begin discussing the implications of Trump agreeing to this meeting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 3:35:11am

re: #103 Weaselone

Instead, the pundits are gibbering about whether NK wanting a meeting is some huge win for Trump and a validation of his tough guy act. Any expert brought on has to spend a big chunk of their time cutting through that BS before they can even begin discussing the implications of Trump agreeing to this meeting.

Excellent point: we are going to hear tons about this, and almost nothing of substance.

The Trump Presidency could not have come about without a climate of total media amnesia and apathy towards anything outside the immediate sensation of Trump as a celebrity personality.

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jeffreyw  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:38:02am

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Good morning!

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Jay C  Mar 9, 2018 • 4:53:30am

re: #103 Weaselone

Not to mention the fact that, in practical terms, the sole way North Korea might EVER be induced to even slightly limit their nuclear program is for them to be bribed -massively - to do so. Emphasis on the “massively”. IOW, exactly the same policy that had, in the past, limited, or at least slow-tracked, the Norks’ bomb-building; the policy that Bush 43 kibished in 2003, in favor of tough-talk absolutism, and which US Aministrations since have stuck to. And which the Trump Adminstration, at least so far, has clung to as well.

It has been recognized for years that North Korea’s nuke program is fundamentally a national-level, long-con extortion racket: what to me is the most disgusting thing about the whole affair is that Trump is most likely going to give in to the gouge - probably by trying to get the South Koreans to foot most of the bill - and the Administration will hysterically spin the result as a glorious “victory” for Dear Leader’s (ours, not theirs) brilliant “tough” diplomacy. Which spin, of course, the media will breathlessly repeat.

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Aussie Apocalypse  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:08:02am

re: #100 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I only get to wee them on their school holidays.

I’m certain that’s meant to be see, you may want to edit that.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:21:15am

Commentary from the inverted Cloud Cuckoo-land that passes for a major political party:

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:33:02am

If DJT and KJU were to play golf together, it would be the first time 2 players made 18 holes in one!

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:33:29am

The North Korea thing is a set up. Pure political theater meant to boost Trump’s creds in advance of the 2018 mid-terms. Don’t believe it for a second.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:35:00am

re: #107 Aussie Apocalypse

I’m certain that’s meant to be see, you may want to edit that.

I left it private for a reason

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:43:51am

re: #110 darthstar

The North Korea thing is a set up. Pure political theater meant to boost Trump’s creds in advance of the 2018 mid-terms. Don’t believe it for a second.

I turned that into a mini rant.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:45:52am
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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:46:35am

re: #112 darthstar

I turned that into a mini rant.

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Arguably it is as treasonous as his aid and comfort to the Russian government.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:48:51am

re: #110 darthstar

The North Korea thing is a set up. Pure political theater meant to boost Trump’s creds in advance of the 2018 mid-terms. Don’t believe it for a second.

It is a win-win for him: if he brings back results, it shows him as a Presidential dealmaker, if he does not, then he is a Presidential Tough Guy who will not be intimidated.

And the clueless press will play along with it.

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:49:18am
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:49:25am

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:49:55am

The tallest building in Frankfort, Kentucky (a state government office building) is going to be imploded on Sunday. Governor Bevin is holding a “blow up the bureaucracy” raffle, because of course he is. At least the proceeds will go to a good charity.

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:53:35am

So I guess this means he’s not going to England in May after all? Wasn’t that planned?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:53:42am

re: #118 Big Beautiful Door

The tallest building in Frankfort, Kentucky (a state government office building) is going to be imploded on Sunday. Governor Bevin is holding a “blow up the bureaucracy” raffle, because of course he is. At least the proceeds will go to a good charity.

because nothing the government ever does is any good

that is a matter of RW belief

leaving State Department positions is okay because it is saving taxpayer money

dismantling the Consumer Protection Agency or the FDA is fine because it saves taxpayer money

sick fucking approach.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:54:06am

re: #119 darthstar

So I guess this means he’s not going to England in May after all? Wasn’t that planned?

never thought of that, what a good excuse to duck out of that

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:54:41am

re: #115 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is a win-win for him: if he brings back results, it shows him as a Presidential dealmaker, if he does not, then he is a Presidential Tough Guy who will not be intimidated.

And the clueless press will play along with it.

They’re not clueless. They’re complicit.

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Dizzy  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:56:23am

An anecdote to reinforce this tweet. The company I work for, an international organization with initiatives in artificial intelligence, IT security, Internet Of Things (IOT), robotics, etc, has significantly ramped-up it’s China team, while keeping the US team static or slightly reduced.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:57:21am

re: #98 SteelPH

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:01:28am

re: #122 darthstar

They’re not clueless. They’re complicit.

a bit of both

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:04:35am

I know what Dotard will be tweeting about soon. The BLS is reporting that 313k new jobs were created in February, which will be the best month of jobs gained since 2014, if it doesn’t get revised downward (which is entirely possible). December and January job numbers were also revised upward by 54k, but the unemployment rate remained steady as 806k people joined the labor force. Wage gains remained moderate, at 2.6% over the last year.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:07:08am

re: #36 Kragar

NO CAPES!

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:14:19am
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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:14:57am

re: #128 makeitstop

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(Yeah, I know, Young Turks. Still…)

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Sea Mexican!  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:15:16am

re: #49 makeitstop

The other one per cent - Mueller or Schneiderman?

Why not both? There’s around 36 connections left.

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:21:14am

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

This is interesting.

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Ooh. I’d be okay with Betsy’s husband getting called in. He’d flip on her brother to save his own skin in a hot second.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:21:26am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:25:02am

Particularly good news from the labor report is that the employment to population ratio among prime age workers (25-54) increased to 79.3%, the highest rate since the Great Recession crushed employment. So the economy is drawing people back into the workforce, and the Fed doesn’t have to get more aggressive in raising interest rates.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:25:56am

re: #132 lawhawk

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I guess he had second thoughts about going to jail after the coke wore off.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:25:58am

re: #132 lawhawk

Can you plead the fifth at a grand jury? I wonder if Nunberg even knows how.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:26:27am

re: #135 Belafon

Can you plead the fifth at a grand jury? I wonder if Nunberg even knows how.

Yes, you can.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:27:07am

re: #133 Big Beautiful Door

Yes, this was a good jobs report.

It’s also a jobs report that will be overshadowed by the collapse of Toys R Us and the 64,000 employed there. Those job losses will start working their way in over the next month.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:28:04am

re: #136 Big Beautiful Door

Yes, you can.

Thanks. I wanted to make sure. I’m just thinking that Nunberg sounds like someone who won’t know how to shut up. Maybe Mueller should offer him some alcohol to calm his nerves.

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:28:51am
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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:30:54am

re: #105 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Everyone to your corners…we have an interloper here…

SQUIRREL!

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:30:56am

re: #138 Belafon

Thanks. I wanted to make sure. I’m just thinking that Nunberg sounds like someone who won’t know how to shut up. Maybe Mueller should offer him some alcohol to calm his nerves.

Good morning Mr. Nunberg, would you like some cocaine with your coffee?

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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:31:40am

re: #139 darthstar

That’s always been my favorite pic from the passed out wookies thing that was a thing back when things were things.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:41:01am

re: #137 lawhawk

Yes, this was a good jobs report.

It’s also a jobs report that will be overshadowed by the collapse of Toys R Us and the 64,000 employed there. Those job losses will start working their way in over the next month.

Its a tragedy for the employees of Toys R Us of course, but people are still going to buy toys, more than ever as the economy continues to improve, so in the greater scheme of things the collapse of one retailer just isn’t that significant.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:43:12am

re: #128 makeitstop

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Oh look Uranium Two.

Only difference is somehow this will get excused and Foxy Hammity will tell everyone why this is good and they will be doing another hour special why Hillary is bad.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:44:51am

Well fuck.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:45:50am

re: #132 lawhawk

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Preet Bharara said the other day that because of Nunberg’s performance and antics early this week he’s possibly made himself an unreliable witness (in his opinion). But he was around in the early days before the campaign, so I think he might be valuable (as someone who hasn’t even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express).

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:51:10am

re: #143 Big Beautiful Door

Its a tragedy for the employees of Toys R Us of course, but people are still going to buy toys, more than ever as the economy continues to improve, so in the greater scheme of things the collapse of one retailer just isn’t that significant.

The bad thing about Toys R Us is that it’s collapse was entirely caused by vulture companies that use these to make a much of money by loading the company with debt and then turning it lose to have to deal with it. Toys R Us is/was the biggest single entity in toys. Its closing further strengthens Walmart and Amazon.

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I cannot.  Mar 9, 2018 • 6:51:13am

re: #146 Barefoot Grin

Unreliable yes, useless no.

Nunberg: So, we went here
Mueller to the side: Go look here…

Mueller to Next Guy: So you say you didn’t go there…
Next Guy: Never went there.
Mueller: Nunberg says you did.
Next Guy: Yah but he’s crazy.
Mueller: I. HAVE. RECEIPTS. LITERALLY.

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gocart mozart  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:22:04am

Giving some free advice about the state of our politics to the Parkland kids

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:22:57am

Guitar fan stuff inside.

I’ve been buying guitars for a long time now, and I feel like I’ve got everything I could possibly want save one thing - a guitar built in my birth year. Since the usual Les Pauls and Telecasters built in that year are pretty cost-prohibitive, I’ve been looking at other more reasonably priced models. I was poking around one reverb.com last night, and not one but two of these have shown up:

It’s a 1953 Gibson CF 100-E, probably the first flat-top acoustic designed with a cutaway. These were in production from 1951 until the early Sixties. It’s basically the same guitar as the J-160 (made famous by that Lennon fellow in that British band), only with a cutaway. As the J-160 got more popular, this model fell by the wayside, despite actually being a better-built guitar.

It’s got a lot of mileage on it - stress cracks, finish crazing, some wear around the sound hole, but it is about to turn 65 years old! There’s one out in Brooklyn that’s every bit as beat up as this one, but they’re asking a pretty ridiculous amount for it. The one in the pic is in Yorba Linda, CA, and is priced much more reasonably for a guitar of this vintage.

Hopefully it won’t disappear right away and I’ll have time to pitch the wife, as any gear purchases are subject to her approval. There aren’t a lot of guitars that really get me excited, but this is one of them.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:29:32am

re: #150 makeitstop

Guitar fan stuff inside.

Nice. I did not know they made such a model with a pickup like that. Good luck in the negotiations.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:29:59am

re: #148 I cannot.

Unreliable yes, useless no.

Nunberg: So, we went here
Mueller to the side: Go look here…

Mueller to Next Guy: So you say you didn’t go there…
Next Guy: Never went there.
Mueller: Nunberg says you did.
Next Guy: Yah but he’s crazy.
Mueller: I. HAVE. RECEIPTS. LITERALLY.

yeah, but what about Hillary?

/

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:30:32am

re: #149 gocart mozart

Giving some free advice about the state of our politics to the Parkland kids

As John Cole described it, a choice between Italian, and anthrax and tire rims.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:33:48am

re: #151 ObserverArt

Nice. I did not know they made such a model with a pickup like that. Good luck in the negotiations.

Same pickup as the Lennon model - a P-90 without the big cover.

Here’s a video from Mark Agnesi of Norman’s Rare Guitars playing a 1957 edition. Spruce top + small body = incredibly bright tone.

Norman’s Rare Guitars - Guitar of the Day: 1957 Gibson CF-100E

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:37:43am

re: #150 makeitstop

Guitar fan stuff inside.

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Pretty. I was fantasizing about this one earlier this week but it’s for another lifetime I suppose :)

zzounds.com

“Ibanez Artcore AS7312 Electric 12-String
A beautiful 12-string semi-hollow electric from Ibanez’s Artcore series, the AS7312 features an all-maple body, set-neck construction, and a pair of ART humbucking pickups.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:38:31am

re: #155 William Lewis

Pretty. I was fantasizing about this one earlier this week but it’s for another lifetime I suppose :)

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zzounds.com

“Ibanez Artcore AS7312 Electric 12-String
A beautiful 12-string semi-hollow electric from Ibanez’s Artcore series, the AS7312 features an all-maple body, set-neck construction, and a pair of ART humbucking pickups.”

yes, this is some real wet dream material..just looking at it I can hear the riff to Pretty Persuasion coming out of it

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:39:28am

Well fuck

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:40:35am

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well fuck

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Could just be wishful thinking, I hope.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:40:44am

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well fuck

There goes the SCOTUS for a generation

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:42:17am

re: #147 Belafon

The bad thing about Toys R Us is that it’s collapse was entirely caused by vulture companies that use these to make a much of money by loading the company with debt and then turning it lose to have to deal with it. Toys R Us is/was the biggest single entity in toys. Its closing further strengthens Walmart and Amazon.

Is this all due to the toxic effects of Ayn Rand on the thinking of so many in the business and political communities?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:44:18am

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well fuck

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Second that. Dog — Another Federalist hatchet man on the Supreme Court. We won’t survive this.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:45:03am

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well fuck

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Fuck. Get ready for an epic SCOTUS battle.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:46:01am

re: #155 William Lewis

Pretty. I was fantasizing about this one earlier this week but it’s for another lifetime I suppose :)

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zzounds.com

“Ibanez Artcore AS7312 Electric 12-String
A beautiful 12-string semi-hollow electric from Ibanez’s Artcore series, the AS7312 features an all-maple body, set-neck construction, and a pair of ART humbucking pickups.”

That’s really nice. Ibanez does make some fine guitars.

And that Gibson is pretty much in the fantasy stage for me, too. I just got an email from Reverb saying someone made an offer on it. I figured it wouldn’t be around for long, that’s a pretty rare guitar.

My backup plan is a non-cutaway model, like an ES-125. There are a lot more of those out in the wild, and they go for a lot less dough.

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fern01  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:51:20am

re: #69 Eclectic Cyborg

And let me add: I am not super pro abortion but I think the issue would be better combated with appropriate sex ed and easy access to contraceptives.

That said, I understand that it is, ultimately, a womans choice.

Having children defines a lifestyle. Having an unplanned child alone usually leads to a poverty lifestyle full of condemnation and little real support for the woman who is forced for moral & legislative reasons to have that child.

Terminating a pregnancy is not ultimately a woman’s choice it should always be first, last and forever a woman’s choice. Those who would take this choice away from women have no interest in educating them on sex and contraceptives, they consider a life of poverty for the mother & child to be just punishment for their sins.

President Obama put contraception front & center in the ACA and for his support of women he got abused by the GOP and many religious groups whose members gave up supporting “no contraception” over 50 years ago. Birth control and abortion should be as easy to obtain as the flu injection in winter and women should not be subjected to this never ending discussion of their right to control their own lives and bodies.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:52:20am

re: #157 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Is that confirmed or just some daydreaming on the part of the GOP Senator?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:53:18am

re: #158 Big Beautiful Door

Could just be wishful thinking, I hope.

Heller. Apparently Kennedy has hired clerks already. So Heller is trying to scare.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:53:37am

re: #165 Dr Lizardo

Is that confirmed or just some daydreaming on the part of the GOP Senator?

Phew, it does sound like the latter. Heller says he believes Kennedy will step down and that will motivate the GOP base.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:53:58am

re: #166 Stanley Sea

Heller. Apparently Kennedy has hired clerks already. So Heller is trying to scare.

Yep. Good catch.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:56:04am

re: #164 fern01

Having children defines a lifestyle. Having an unplanned child alone usually leads to a poverty lifestyle full of condemnation and little real support for the woman who is forced for moral & legislative reasons to have that child.

.

It is not about lifestyle, it is about controlling women and returning them to their status as chattel

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:56:54am

re: #166 Stanley Sea

Whew. Thanks for saving my blood pressure for the weekend!

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 7:58:30am

re: #163 makeitstop

That’s really nice. Ibanez does make some fine guitars.

And that Gibson is pretty much in the fantasy stage for me, too. I just got an email from Reverb saying someone made an offer on it. I figured it wouldn’t be around for long, that’s a pretty rare guitar.

My backup plan is a non-cutaway model, like an ES-125. There are a lot more of those out in the wild, and they go for a lot less dough.

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That 125 would be a sweet guitar. I do love my Casino Coupe for many of these reasons. It’s not a big sounding acoustic but it’s enough that even though my amp is in pawn I can still play reasonably and I like that it’s not quite as big as the 335’s.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:05:36am

re: #136 Big Beautiful Door

Yes, you can.

Or plead A Fifth… of 80 proof. /

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:07:35am
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darthstar  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:08:18am
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:08:32am

re: #173 JordanRules

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Awesome. Glad the union isn’t falling for Trump’s con.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:09:02am

re: #171 William Lewis

That 125 would be a sweet guitar. I do love my Casino Coupe for many of these reasons. It’s not a big sounding acoustic but it’s enough that even though my amp is in pawn I can still play reasonably and I like that it’s not quite as big as the 335’s.

The 125’s not as sexy as that CF 100, but the ones I’ve seen seem to have survived pretty well.

I’ve been looking at a few New York Epiphones as well. Those are even more reasonable price wise, unless you go for the top of the line for the early years. Epi’s Century model is essentially an ES-125, and they go for about half of what the 125s go for nowadays.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:09:20am

re: #174 darthstar

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A Dubliner would have a way with words. Well played.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:10:37am

re: #177 HappyWarrior

A Dubliner would have a way with words. Well played.

Because even though they had nothing to do with it, it leaves them well foocked.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:13:06am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because even though they had nothing to do with it, it leaves them well foocked.

I was actually referencing the many great Irish writers especially Joyce but yeah it does fuck them especially in the parts of Ulster that border Northern Ireland.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:16:17am

re: #176 makeitstop

The 125’s not as sexy as that CF 100, but the ones I’ve seen seem to have survived pretty well.

I’ve been looking at a few New York Epiphones as well. Those are even more reasonable price wise, unless you go for the top of the line for the early years. Epi’s Century model is essentially an ES-125, and they go for about half of what the 125s go for nowadays.

I know you’re looking at classics, but there are some very nice guitars being made by Epiphone currently in this category too. You might consider them?

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fern01  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:17:44am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not about lifestyle, it is about controlling women and returning them to their status as chattel

For the women it is about living in poverty with a child - the sheer hell of not being able to support someone you love - I call that lifestyle. Despite major doubts I continue to hope there is a hell where those who pass these laws are forced to spend eternity.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:18:23am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

I was actually referencing the many great Irish writers especially Joyce but yeah it does fuck them especially in the parts of Ulster that border Northern Ireland.

The deal the Brexiteers want, which is to close the border, except the Irish border, and not be governed by the EU, but still get to be part of the EU’s common market, is an impossible fantasy. The question is what is going to happen once the deadline is upon them and reality has to be confronted. A hard Brexit is the worst possible outcome, especially in Ireland.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:19:11am

re: #173 JordanRules

Bridget Bowman
@bridgetbhc
The president of the steelworkers union is rallying Conor Lamb supporters today. More on unions’ ground game in #PA18: rollcall.com

10:09 AM - Mar 9, 2018

Well, that is good to see after yesterday’s tariffs brought out the head of the United Steelworkers union to give Trump a positive for doing something for the industry.

I hope they can pull it off.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:20:51am

re: #182 Big Beautiful Door

The deal the Brexiteers want, which is to close the border, except the Irish border, and not be governed by the EU, but still get to be part of the EU’s common market, is an impossible fantasy. The question is what is going to happen once the deadline is upon them and reality has to be confronted. A hard Brexit is the worst possible outcome, especially in Ireland.

It’s almost as the Dubliner said the unprepared for the uninformed. The stupidity of British xenophobes is really going to screw people over.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:21:25am

re: #180 William Lewis

I know you’re looking at classics, but there are some very nice guitars being made by Epiphone currently in this category too. You might consider them?

Oh, I know that Epiphone is building some incredible guitars nowadays. I’ve got a Les Paul Custom that is killer. And I was really interested in the Sorrento reissue they put out a few years ago. Beautiful guitar.

I’m looking for a guitar built in my birth year, at which point I’d probably be done with buying guitars. I go looking at guitars now and there isn’t a whole lot that interests me that isn’t going to cost an arm and a leg.

I like the idea of a guitar that’s aging along with me. :)

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:21:35am

re: #183 ObserverArt

Well, that is good to see after yesterday’s tariffs brought out the head of the United Steelworkers union to give Trump a positive for doing something for the industry.

I hope they can pull it off.

I really hope so too. My great uncle was a steelworker. I like to think he would have been disgusted by Trump.

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danarchy  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:23:22am

re: #147 Belafon

The bad thing about Toys R Us is that it’s collapse was entirely caused by vulture companies that use these to make a much of money by loading the company with debt and then turning it lose to have to deal with it. Toys R Us is/was the biggest single entity in toys. Its closing further strengthens Walmart and Amazon.

The thing is, most companies don’t get involved with the vulture capitalists unless they already have serious problems and have run out of other options. Most of these companies are in a death spiral for a long time before private equity get’s involved.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:23:42am

re: #181 fern01

For the women it is about living in poverty with a child - the sheer hell of not being able to support someone you love - I call that lifestyle. Despite major doubts I continue to hope there is a hell where those who pass these laws are forced to spend eternity.

Yes, family values means valuing families. The Dignity of Labor that Conservatives like to tout involves the dignity of being able to support one’s family and offer them a chance at a better life.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:23:43am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:23:53am

re: #181 fern01

For the women it is about living in poverty with a child - the sheer hell of not being able to support someone you love - I call that lifestyle. Despite major doubts I continue to hope there is a hell where those who pass these laws are forced to spend eternity.

If “pro-lifers” were really pro-life instead of forced birth, they would support universal healthcare, including access to contraceptives, a UBI to lift all children out of poverty, weeks of paid parental leave, universal access to daycare, and fully funded education including Head Start and tuition free college. If they offered that, I would consider accepting a ban on abortion after 24 weeks except in cases of rape, incest and risk to health of the mother.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:24:42am

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

If “pro-lifers” were really pro-life instead of forced birth, they would support universal healthcare, including access to contraceptives, a UBI to lift all children out of poverty, weeks of paid parental leave, universal access to daycare, and fully funded education including Head Start and tuition free college. If they offered that, I would consider accepting a ban on abortion after 24 weeks except in cases of rape, incest and risk to health of the mother.

Yep but they’re not. They’re just for forced birth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:26:15am

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

If “pro-lifers” were really pro-life instead of forced birth, they would support universal healthcare, including access to contraceptives, a UBI to lift all children out of poverty, weeks of paid parental leave, universal access to daycare, and fully funded education including Head Start and tuition free college. If they offered that, I would consider accepting a ban on abortion after 24 weeks except in cases of rape, incest and risk to health of the mother.

No go. Women are expected to remain abstinent, then get married to a husband who can afford to support a wife and children on his salary while wife stays home and raises (or even schools) their quiverfull of children.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:26:53am

Heh.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:26:53am

re: #185 makeitstop

Oh, I know that Epiphone is building some incredible guitars nowadays. I’ve got a Les Paul Custom that is killer. And I was really interested in the Sorrento reissue they put out a few years ago. Beautiful guitar.

I’m looking for a guitar built in my birth year, at which point I’d probably be done with buying guitars. I go looking at guitars now and there isn’t a whole lot that interests me that isn’t going to cost an arm and a leg.

I like the idea of a guitar that’s aging along with me. :)

Gotcha.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:27:21am

re: #189 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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What is this about?

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:28:01am

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

If “pro-lifers” were really pro-life instead of forced birth, they would support universal healthcare, including access to contraceptives, a UBI to lift all children out of poverty, weeks of paid parental leave, universal access to daycare, and fully funded education including Head Start and tuition free college. If they offered that, I would consider accepting a ban on abortion after 24 weeks except in cases of rape, incest and risk to health of the mother.

ProLifer after having read your comment: Whoa now, let’s not get carried away here! I just wanna save little beebees!

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:29:44am

Heh, this video is making the rounds today.

Penguins discover a video camera left on…although it is so well done, I wonder if it was a setup of some kind. Still pretty cool whatever.

Curious penguins find camera, take video selfie

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:29:58am

re: #195 Big Beautiful Door

What is this about?

The chemical attack that so far has killed an ex-Russian spy and injured his daughter and first responders

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:30:31am

re: #196 ObserverArt

ProLifer after having read your comment: Whoa now, let’s not get carried away here! I just wanna save little beebees!

Who gives a fuck what happens to them after they are born, right?//

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:31:34am

re: #198 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I think it’s like 21 folks being treated due to the attack.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:32:21am

re: #198 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The chemical attack that so far has killed an ex-Russian spy and injured his daughter and first responders

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:33:30am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

Fuck. Get ready for an epic SCOTUS battle.

By whom? The GOP can do this all by themselves, and they will.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:36:14am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

Too complicated for our media. It’s MARCH MADNESS TIME!!!!

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danarchy  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:36:31am

re: #187 danarchy

The thing is, most companies don’t get involved with the vulture capitalists unless they already have serious problems and have run out of other options. Most of these companies are in a death spiral for a long time before private equity get’s involved.

Also the biggest toy distributor in the world is McDonalds.

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retired cynic  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:38:07am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

It’s on the hourly news report every hour on NPR.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:39:02am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

But if they reported this then they would have to talk about the fact that the Russians are the enemy of the democratic West and that they are attacking our elections and all the rest they have to ignore to keep “ACCESS” to the Moron In Chief.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:41:39am

re: #198 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The chemical attack that so far has killed an ex-Russian spy and injured his daughter and first responders

Thankfully he has not died.
Interesting to remember the spy trade that got him sent to the UK and the fact that Medvedev had actually pardoned him.

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

It got tons of play when it broke a couple days ago and I’m still seeing a lot as it develops.

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retired cynic  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:44:50am

Your morning sheep face: a friend’s ram seems to have found the swing and put it to new use. (No sheep harmed for this photo.) He’s not really a goat; he’s a Jacob sheep. She raises them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:45:51am

Remember His Majestic the Cat Emperor?
Well, there’s a whole collection of pics of him

Facebook

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:47:33am

re: #207 JordanRules

Thankfully he has not died.
Interesting to remember the spy trade that got him sent to the UK and the fact that Medvedev had actually pardoned him.

It got tons of play when it broke a couple days ago and I’m still seeing a lot as it develops.

Thanks for the clarification. Last report I heard he was still alive. Though I wonder how they will both be long term should they pull through.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:49:55am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

Excellent point made here. Has Putin bought off everyone?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:51:52am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

Don’t want to make Russia look bad…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:52:43am

re: #211 makeitstop

Excellent point made here. Has Putin bought off everyone?

makes you wonder if journalists are not just too afraid to go into it in any depth

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CongoJack  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:54:16am

re: #211 makeitstop

Excellent point made here. Has Putin bought off everyone?

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Well ISIS and al Qaeda are non state actors. You can talk tough (or even retaliate) to them and there will be (little to) no repercussions. You do the same thing to a nation and you inch closer to a hot war. This could be why there is a slow walk on pointing fingers for the attack… for now.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:55:38am

re: #211 makeitstop

Excellent point made here. Has Putin bought off everyone?

We first had to get enough proof that 9/11 was caused by al Qaeda before we could do something. The British will have to get enough evidence to prove where it came from.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:56:53am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

makes you wonder if journalists are not just too afraid to go into it in any depth

If they are afraid of anything, they are afraid of losing one reader or view. I think everyone’s margins for keeping operations going and people paid in the new age of media are that thin.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:57:24am

re: #215 Belafon

Ack! Bad flashback.
Hopefully they are smart enough to not go to war with Iraq.

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makeitstop  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:58:56am

re: #214 CongoJack

Well ISIS and al Qaeda are non state actors. You can talk tough (or even retaliate) to them and there will be (little to) no repercussions. You do the same thing to a nation and you inch closer to a hot war. This could be why there is a slow walk on pointing fingers for the attack… for now.

That’s a good point.

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Interesting Times  Mar 9, 2018 • 8:59:59am

Anyone in the MSM bother pointing this out, or were they too busy gushing about “presidential” trump? e_e

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:00:02am

Trump loves dictators. Do you think that is why he is so enthusiastic about meeting Kim? The new Axis of Evil — dictators and dictator wannabes — developing an alliance to control the world.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:02:51am

re: #202 Skip Intro

By whom? The GOP can do this all by themselves, and they will.

True. It’s moot though given Heller was merely spectaculating about Kennedy retiring.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:03:51am

re: #219 Interesting Times

Anyone in the MSM bother pointing this out, or were they too busy gushing about “presidential” trump? e_e

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Of course not.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:04:35am

re: #221 HappyWarrior

True. It’s moot though given Heller was merely spectaculating about Kennedy retiring.

People have been saying Kennedy was going to retire since the Bush Administration. I suspect he’s like Ginsburg and Rehnquist before them - he’s going to go out on his back.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:06:29am
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:07:52am

re: #223 KGxvi

People have been saying Kennedy was going to retire since the Bush Administration. I suspect he’s like Ginsburg and Rehnquist before them - he’s going to go out on his back.

Scalia you mean. RBG is still with us but you’re right. I think Heller was engaging in some wishful thinking and the media went with the bait and I fell or it.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:08:28am

re: #224 Ace-o-aces

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He communicates like a child.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:08:35am

re: #220 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump loves dictators. Do you think that is why he is so enthusiastic about meeting Kim? The new Axis of Evil — dictators and dictator wannabes — developing an alliance to control the world.

I think it has more to do with Trump believing he’s a dealmaker and wanting to do something that none of his predecessors did (with good reason) - meet directly with the leader of North Korea.

This is going to end badly.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:09:19am

re: #226 HappyWarrior

He communicates like a child.

He connects with morons.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:09:57am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

Scalia you mean. RBG is still with us but you’re right. I think Heller was engaging in some wishful thinking and the media went with the bait and I fell or it.

Scalia’s death was something of a surprise, so yes. But I don’t think Ginsburg is going to retire, I’m not sure she’s wired that way. And Rehnquist was someone else that they kept saying was going to retire and he never did.

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retired cynic  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:12:51am
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:13:14am

re: #229 KGxvi

Scalia’s death was something of a surprise, so yes. But I don’t think Ginsburg is going to retire, I’m not sure she’s wired that way. And Rehnquist was someone else that they kept saying was going to retire and he never did.

Oops sorry but yeah.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:13:36am

re: #228 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

He connects with morons.

They’re his base.

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retired cynic  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:13:58am

re: #230 retired cynic

What the heck? I guess you have to click on the image partial to see the image in a new window. It’s cute, anyway!

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:14:59am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

I am surprised how little traction this story has gotten. It should be major news, and I’m only reading about it here.

Long story short - someone (right now, Russia is strongly suspected) staged a WMD attack in the UK.

Yes…..you read that right. A goddamn WMD attack using an apparently unknown (for now) nerve agent.

Yeah…….you think that’d be big news.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:15:54am

Tennessee GOP running smear campaign against Democratic challenger for state senate seat in special election next week.

patheos.com

They are specifically going after her for being an atheist, including all the things Christians normally do attacking atheists (lying about us, quote-mining her, &c).

Gayle Jordan is running for State Senate District 14. If you wish to send her campaign a few Ameros:

gaylejordanforsenatetn14.com

She is running on issues she feels matter to the voters in the district. The GOP is running on her atheism.

The Friendly Atheist link above includes pictures of some of the mailers sent out to attack her, all attacking her atheism.

Sadly, the district leans heavily conservative, so her chances aren’t good. Attacking her because she doesn’t believe the way her opponent does is the icing on the cake for a conservative.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:17:40am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

Scalia you mean. RBG is still with us but you’re right. I think Heller was engaging in some wishful thinking and the media went with the bait and I fell or it.

Nevertheless, that GOTV for November is critical - as was noted last time, “It’s the Supreme Court, stupid.” A Senate flip would be mighty helpful in preventing nutbars from getting on the court, and Ginsburg and Kennedy aren’t going to live forever.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:19:17am

re: #236 Anymouse 🌹

Nevertheless, that GOTV for November is critical - as was noted last time, “It’s the Supreme Court, stupid.” A Senate flip would be mighty helpful in preventing nutbars from getting on the court, and Ginsburg and Kennedy aren’t going to live forever.

Of course. I’m meeting a Congressional candidate soon. Our district went for HRC but Comstock still won re-election and Kaine is up too. No rest here in Va.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:21:09am

re: #234 Dr Lizardo

Long story short - someone (right now, Russia is strongly suspected) staged a WMD attack in the UK.

Yes…..you read that right. A goddamn WMD attack using an apparently unknown (for now) nerve agent.

Yeah…….you think that’d be big news.

If I had to guess which agent, due to the time it took to take effect (particularly with the police officer who was subsequently injured), my guess would be Tabun.

Your mileage may vary; I am not a chemist or weapons specialist.

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Skip Intro  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:22:38am

re: #220 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump loves dictators. Do you think that is why he is so enthusiastic about meeting Kim? The new Axis of Evil — dictators and dictator wannabes — developing an alliance to control the world.

Since he’s decided being ruler for life is cool he’s meeting with all the people who have done it for tips.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:23:55am

Emails you say…

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:24:55am

re: #240 JordanRules

Emails you say…

“But her emails” takes on a whole new meaning.

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:26:14am

Yet they bring up adultery as a reason why they opposed Martin Luther King Day.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:29:05am

re: #242 DodgerFan1988

Yet they bring up adultery as a reason why they opposed Martin Luther King Day.

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Or their opposition to Bill Clinton, the Kennedys, etc. Jeffries, Falwell Jr, & all these guys are complete frauds.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:29:33am

re: #240 JordanRules

How long until they all just start doing this:

Archer - Krieger - Smoke Bomb!

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:31:03am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹

Interesting - that’s the stuff Speer claimed he wanted to use to kill Hitler in early 1945.

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:31:06am

re: #146 Barefoot Grin

That’s what Trump’s lawyers and all the other soon to be indicted Trumpworld people are going to point to: lots of unreliable types who are not exactly trustworthy.

The problem is that no one can trust anyone else in Trumpworld either. They’re all shady con artists who are intent on saying/doing anything to avoid prison and will throw everyone else under the bus.

Prosecutors will use whatever they can get to help other cases. It’s also helpful that everyone seems to have a paper trail a mile long.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:31:29am

re: #242 DodgerFan1988

Yet they bring up adultery as a reason why they opposed Martin Luther King Day.

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That’s different; he’s a blah person.//

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:33:35am

re: #246 lawhawk

That’s what Trump’s lawyers and all the other soon to be indicted Trumpworld people are going to point to: lots of unreliable types who are not exactly trustworthy.

The problem is that no one can trust anyone else in Trumpworld either. They’re all shady con artists who are intent on saying/doing anything to avoid prison and will throw everyone else under the bus.

Prosecutors will use whatever they can get to help other cases. It’s also helpful that everyone seems to have a paper trail a mile long.

Many convictions are based on the testimony of people who aren’t exactly trustworthy. Fortunately I’m pretty sure Mueller’s team is finding lots of corroborating evidence.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:33:49am

re: #246 lawhawk

That’s what Trump’s lawyers and all the other soon to be indicted Trumpworld people are going to point to: lots of unreliable types who are not exactly trustworthy.

Never practiced criminal law, but I’m guessing that’s probably not the defense you want to go with… Was I lying? Maybe, but everyone else definitely was because you can’t trust anyone over there!

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lawhawk  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:38:01am

re: #244 KGxvi

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:39:48am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

Scalia you mean. RBG is still with us but you’re right. I think Heller was engaging in some wishful thinking and the media went with the bait and I fell or it.

Outside of our Cheap Justice Roberts and newbie Gorsuch, who is beholden, I wonder if even someone like Kennedy is leery of Trump since he is such an asshole. At least the older justices have a feel for how the American political system used to work.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:42:04am

I shouldn’t be enjoying another human beings suffering this much…but I am.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:42:27am

re: #251 ObserverArt

Outside of our Cheap Justice Roberts and newbie Gorsuch, who is beholden, I wonder if even someone like Kennedy is leery of Trump since he is such an asshole. At least the older justices have a feel for how the American political system used to work.

I definitely think Kennedy is wary of Trump. Gorsuch is awful as I expected. Just another cheap Scalia clone.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:43:35am

re: #252 Ace-o-aces

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I shouldn’t be enjoying another human beings suffering this much…but I am.

Hard to pity someone like him. I’m saving mine for those who deserve it.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:43:41am

re: #227 KGxvi

I think it has more to do with Trump believing he’s a dealmaker and wanting to do something that none of his predecessors did (with good reason) - meet directly with the leader of North Korea.

This is going to end badly.

You know that is what it is. He sold himself as the Big Deal Maker and this is his chance to show up Obama and others.

With the press blowing smoke up his butt his ego is going to kick in and he is going to jump right in. And we’ve heard how he is at studying his data and his opponents history, etc. so he’ll go in pants down and show everyone.

He’ll get taken…and be as successful as he was with all his “art of the deals.”

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:44:00am

here’s this week’s New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix

where the Rage Furby represents it in the “lowbrow, despicable” quadrant

(nope, i dont post his picture)

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:44:06am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

Or their opposition to Bill Clinton, the Kennedys, etc. Jeffries, Falwell Jr, & all these guys are complete frauds.

It’s easy to put in context when you consider they’re all about white supremacy.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:45:02am

re: #233 retired cynic

What the heck? I guess you have to click on the image partial to see the image in a new window. It’s cute, anyway!

That’s a heavy kitteh.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:45:57am

re: #252 Ace-o-aces

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I shouldn’t be enjoying another human beings suffering this much…but I am.

I hope Shkreli’s judge shows him the same mercy that he has shown unto others.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:46:41am

re: #257 Belafon

It’s easy to put in context when you consider they’re all about white supremacy.

Yep. They’re racists.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:47:32am

re: #234 Dr Lizardo

Long story short - someone (right now, Russia is strongly suspected) staged a WMD attack in the UK.

Yes…..you read that right. A goddamn WMD attack using an apparently unknown (for now) nerve agent.

Yeah…….you think that’d be big news.

Not enough deaths. It pales in comparison to the almighty gun tolls in America.

(Sorry for the cynicism. Too much bad reality does that to me.)

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:48:47am

re: #261 ObserverArt

Not enough deaths. It pales in comparison to the almighty gun tolls in America.

(Sorry for the cynicism. Too much bad reality does that to me.)

Go play a few violent video games.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:52:06am

Ontario court overrules a lower court which took a foster family’s children away from them.

The lower court ruled that the couple was required to lie about the existence of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

The couple argued that the Children Aid Society (the agency) required them to tell the children that the Easter Bunny in fact brings chocolate to homes. When they refused (on the grounds of religious faith), the CAS took the children out of the home.

The couple said the Easter Bunny was at the core of the dispute and argued telling children in their care the character was real was a violation of their religious beliefs — a position Superior Court Judge A.J. Goodman agreed with.

“There is ample evidence to support the fact that the children were removed because the Baars refused to either tell or imply that the Easter Bunny was delivering chocolate to the Baars’ home,” Goodman wrote in a decision released Tuesday. “I am more than satisfied that the society actions interfered substantially with the Baars’ religious beliefs.”

Court heard that CAS support worker Tracey Lindsay had visited the Baars and acknowledged that the girls looked well cared for in all respects.

However, the Baars argued Lindsay told them it was part of their duty as foster parents to teach the girls about the Easter Bunny, court documents show.

(more)

cbc.ca

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Sir John Barron  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:53:00am

How come Obama would never agree to meet with our enemies?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:54:49am

re: #264 Sir John Barron

How come Obama would never agree to meet with our enemies?

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He was busy fighting the war on the Easter Bunny in Ontario.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:55:29am

re: #264 Sir John Barron

How come Obama would never agree to meet with our enemies?

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You jest but someone on FNC will ask that.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:56:10am

re: #224 Ace-o-aces

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! #MAGA pic.twitter.com

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

An ALL CAPS tweet. Such presidential very leadership.

268
ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:56:32am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹

He was busy fighting the war on the Easter Bunny in Ontario.

But only after he finished The War on Christmas™…

269
Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:56:52am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

You jest but someone on FNC will ask that.

And the answer is “Because North Korea was required to give up their nuclear program first. Thanks to Trump, that is no longer required.”

270
Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:57:15am

re: #268 ObserverArt

But only after he finished The War on Christmas™…

We are always it war with Christmas.

271
CongoJack  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:58:37am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

You jest but someone on FNC will ask that.

I’m old enough to remember that the RW crazies lost their collective brain cell when Candidate/President Obama said he would talk to Iran/N. Korea given the correct conditions for direct diplomacy.

But for some reason tRump gets a pass (the Rs would be impeaching Clinton if she did the same thing).

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:59:11am

re: #264 Sir John Barron

How come Obama would never agree to meet with our enemies?

//////

They literally and figuratively lost their cotdam shit when Obama negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 9, 2018 • 9:59:38am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

You jest but someone on FNC will ask that.

Obama was always apologizing for America sucking up to our allies and being mean to our enemies.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:00:02am

re: #271 CongoJack

I’m old enough to remember that the RW crazies lost their collective brain cell when Candidate/President Obama said he would talk to Iran/N. Korea given the correct conditions for direct diplomacy.

But for some reason tRump gets a pass (the Rs would be impeaching Clinton if she did the same thing).

Exactly.

275
Sir John Barron  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:00:42am

re: #269 Belafon

And the answer is “Because North Korea was required to give up their nuclear program first. Thanks to Trump, that is no longer required.”

And because Trump is so smart he’s playing eleventy-dimension chess.

//

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:01:00am

Nice to know we have to learn about our police brutality cases from other countries.

Time to weed out white supremacist officers, N.C. councillor says after police beating

A city councillor in the North Carolina city where a police officer was caught on camera beating a black man accused of jaywalking says it’s time to screen police officers for “the pathology of hatred.”

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into Christopher Hickman, a white police officer in Asheville, N.C., shown on body camera footage shocking 33-year-old Johnnie Jermaine Rush with a stun gun and repeatedly punching him on Aug. 25, 2017. ​

Hickman resigned in January. The case became public after the Citizen-Times newspaper published footage last week.

(More at CBC Radio with video of the beating)

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:03:42am

re: #275 Sir John Barron

And because Trump is so smart he’s playing eleventy-dimension chess.

//

Anyone think Trump can tell you what the three dimensions are?

I’d bet he hasn’t a clue. Basic knowledge seems to have escaped him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:05:48am

re: #277 ObserverArt

Anyone think Trump can tell you what the three dimensions are?

I’d bet he hasn’t a clue. Basic knowledge seems to have escaped him.

Big, huge, terrific.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:07:23am

re: #276 Anymouse 🌹

Nice to know we have to learn about our police brutality cases from other countries.

Time to weed out white supremacist officers, N.C. councillor says after police beating

(More at CBC Radio with video of the beating)

I caught it at DK, which linked to the NYT: dailykos.com.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:08:51am

Headline News was discussing the Women’s March leadership’s relationship with Farrakhan.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:14:29am

So, Scott Kelly’s DNA changed while he was in space:

Scott Kelly has spent over 500 days in space overall, but a huge chunk of that came with a single mission which had him stay aboard the International Space Station for 342 days. His brother Mark, who is a retired astronaut, is his identical twin and has the same DNA. This provided a never-before-possible opportunity for NASA to study how long-term space travel affects the human body and the genes that make us who we are. As it turns out, space really does change us, and upon Scott’s return to Earth it was discovered that his DNA has significantly changed.

“Scott’s telomeres (endcaps of chromosomes that shorten as one ages) actually became significantly longer in space,” NASA explains. “While this finding was presented in 2017, the team verified this unexpected change with multiple assays and genomics testing. Additionally, a new finding is that the majority of those telomeres shortened within two days of Scott’s return to Earth.”

Another interesting finding concerned what some call the “space gene”, which was alluded to in 2017. Researchers now know that 93% of Scott’s genes returned to normal after landing. However, the remaining 7% point to possible longer term changes in genes related to his immune system, DNA repair, bone formation networks, hypoxia, and hypercapnia.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:15:17am

re: #277 ObserverArt

Anyone think Trump can tell you what the three dimensions are?

I’d bet he hasn’t a clue. Basic knowledge seems to have escaped him.

[trump] DIANA ROSS, DIONNE WARWICK AND SOME OTHER BROAD[/trump]

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:18:33am
284
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:22:25am

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

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Targetpractice  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:23:42am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

[Embedded content]

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:23:57am
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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:23:58am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

[Embedded content]

And it could also blow up spectacularly when minorities realize their being sidelined again.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:24:47am

re: #283 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Cute

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:24:55am

re: #277 ObserverArt

Anyone think Trump can tell you what the three dimensions are?

I’d bet he hasn’t a clue. Basic knowledge seems to have escaped him.

rick perry could possibly get 2 of them

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Kragar  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:25:06am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

You owe me a new monitor.

In related news, I hurt my hand when I punch my monitor

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wrenchwench  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:25:24am

re: #281 Belafon

So, Scott Kelly’s DNA changed while he was in space:

Mark is no control group. They can’t both marry Gabby Giffords.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:25:32am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

[Embedded content]

What are they smoking over at The Hill

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:25:38am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

[Embedded content]

That can only help the Grand Old Russia Party.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:26:15am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

[Embedded content]

Yeah that’s not a good ticket. Two people who will be over 70 upon election. Even if I liked them as presidential material, I’d say it was a bad idea.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:27:06am

re: #293 William Lewis

That can only help the Grand Old Russia Party.

I think we’ll need one governor or at least non senator.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:27:20am
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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:27:39am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

“A Sanders-Warren ticket could win big in 2020”

as independents they’d get creamed

as democrats, well first they both have to be democrats

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:27:49am

Half the log on the right is already eated.

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William Lewis  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:28:54am

re: #298 The Vicious Babushka

Half the log on the right is already eated.

Wish i were there to help. Love a good strudel.

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wrenchwench  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:29:05am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

[Apple Strudel]

My monitor does not taste very good. Did I say that out loud?

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:29:05am

re: #295 HappyWarrior

I think we’ll need one governor or at least non senator.

No one here is a senator (I assume). Who wants to volunteer?

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Kragar  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:30:38am
303
KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:30:47am

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

No one here is a senator (I assume). Who wants to volunteer?

Ok, fine, I’ll do it.

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jeffreyw  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:31:13am

re: #298 The Vicious Babushka

Half the log on the right is already eated.

All of my lunch is already eated:

Imgur

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:31:26am

re: #301 Anymouse 🌹

No one here is a senator (I assume). Who wants to volunteer?

I’m not eligible until 2024 and I’m taking a Sherman pledge on any office.

306
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:32:44am

US Ambassador to Panama resigns.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:32:47am

re: #302 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Because he is popular with many Democrats. I don’t disagree with her accessment fwiw but many Democrats do genuinely like him.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:33:25am

re: #302 Kragar

In fairness Sanders was “supported” by the Russians because he was “not Hillary Clinton.” Had someone other than Trump secured the Republican nomination, the Russians would have done shit to help that person as well. It just wouldn’t have been as blatant as:

Donald Trump on Russia & missing Hillary Clinton emails (C-SPAN)

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:33:40am

re: #302 Kragar

I’m not sure why the Democratic party keeps listening to a guy who (1) is not a Democrat and (2) was supported by Russia in the 2016 election. The FSB was smart enough to recognize Sanders as a divisive and potentially damaging figure, so why is Democratic leadership so clueless?

i would award all my future updings if i could

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jaunte  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:34:33am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I see they’ve already got a plan in place to guarantee four more years of Trump.

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JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:34:36am

re: #309 dangerman

i would award all my future updings if i could

Every last one of them!

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:35:13am

re: #303 KGxvi

Ok, fine, I’ll do it.

Of course, I’ll have to change my registration status.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:35:32am

re: #308 KGxvi

In fairness Sanders was “supported” by the Russians because he was “not Hillary Clinton.” Had someone other than Trump secured the Republican nomination, the Russians would have done shit to help that person as well. It just wouldn’t have been as blatant as:

[Embedded content]

That’s true.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:35:42am
315
JordanRules  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:35:47am

re: #308 KGxvi

And maybe that person’s campaign manager worked with Manafort too.

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jaunte  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:36:19am

re: #314 I Would Prefer Not To

How long is that in Scaramuccis?

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:36:35am

re: #306 Anymouse 🌹

US Ambassador to Panama resigns.

That was one of the interesting subplots in Black Panther: Do you serve or save your country when the leadership is bad?

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:36:51am

re: #316 jaunte

How long is that in Scaramuccis?

I don’t think numbers that big have names

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:37:11am

They keep trying to deflect from the real problem.

thehill.com

A leading Republican contender running to be the next governor of Maine said in a radio interview Monday that teachers could use fire extinguishers to combat an active shooter in a school.

Shawn Moody, a state university system trustee who also ran in 2010, told a radio interviewer he supports gun rights, and that the mental health system and law enforcement had failed to prevent the shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school.

But, he said, instead of passing new restrictions on gun rights, teachers could use fire extinguishers that are already in every school.

(more)

320
TedStriker  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:37:18am

re: #316 jaunte

How long is that in Scaramuccis?

50-ish?

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:38:52am

re: #315 JordanRules

And maybe that person’s campaign manager worked with Manafort too.

That is true. Davine does have that.

322
HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:39:13am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

They keep trying to deflect from the real problem.

thehill.com

(more)

Have any of these people actually stepped foot in a school?!?!?

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:40:10am

re: #317 Belafon

That was one of the interesting subplots in Black Panther: Do you serve or save your country when the leadership is bad?

Traditionally, civil servants have been able to do both when the leadership is the sort they don’t disagree with. Despite W’s Misadventures in Mesopotamia (and elsewhere), you didn’t see this sort of attrition. Trump is a categorically different thing, there’s nobility in staying and fighting for what’s right; but if the political leaders won’t heed your warnings, then leaving and forcing their hand may be required.

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Belafon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:41:06am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Have any of these people actually stepped foot in a school?!?!?

They know, they somehow just know that if they find the right combination, anyone can overcome someone firing large amounts of bullets and save the day.

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KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:41:07am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Have any of these people actually stepped foot in a school?!?!?

Not since parent teacher conferences 15 years ago, apparently.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:41:30am
327
Dr Lizardo  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:42:50am

re: #314 I Would Prefer Not To

Judge sentences Shkreli to two years as White House Communications Director

“Your Honor, can I serve 10 years in ADX Florence instead? Please?!”

328
jaunte  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:44:23am
329
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:44:57am

re: #317 Belafon

That was one of the interesting subplots in Black Panther: Do you serve or save your country when the leadership is bad?

Regrettably, I won’t see the movie. Theatres are all too far away.

The Fox Theatre in Sidney is playing “Wrinkle in Time” (a Disney film).

330
KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:45:02am

I really can’t wait to see this film:

Andre The Giant Official Trailer #2 ft. Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenneger | HBO

I’m just old enough to remember Andre’s final run post Wrestlemania III. But that was basically Mays with the Mets or Jordan with the Wizards.

331
Scottish Dragon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:45:48am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

They keep trying to deflect from the real problem.

thehill.com

(more)

Uh…believe me…I actually look to see if a fire extinguisher is in a classroom when I walk into it for the first time.

And it isn’t for fires. :(

332
sagehen  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:46:15am

re: #281 Belafon

So, Scott Kelly’s DNA changed while he was in space:

EPIGENETICS!!

This is even better than the mouse/cherry study.

(Mice generally have no opinions about cherries, pro or con. But when a few mice undergo Pavlovian conditioning to be taught to fear it, by wafting the scent through their test cage while being shocked… then the offspring of those mice are born fearing that scent.)

333
Scottish Dragon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:46:20am

re: #329 Anymouse 🌹

Regrettably, I won’t see the movie. Theatres are all too far away.

The Fox Theatre in Sidney is playing “Wrinkle in Time” (a Disney film).

Try to see Annihilation if you can before it is gone.

334
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:46:23am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Have any of these people actually stepped foot in a school?!?!?

Just run out in the passageway where there is a shooter with a rifle through crowds trying to get away from him or her, grab the fire extinguisher, and throw it at the shooter? To be effective you would have to get right up to a shooter (while that person is shooting) to use the extinguisher.

335
jaunte  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:46:55am
336
HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:47:39am

re: #335 jaunte

[Embedded content]

The plot thickens.

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dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:47:59am

re: #319 Anymouse 🌹

They keep trying to deflect from the real problem.

thehill.com

(more)

Gee
I wonder what’s been stopping them up to now

338
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:48:58am

re: #337 dangerman

Gee
I wonder what’s been stopping them up to now

Something something you don’t take a fire extinguisher to a gunfight. And you damn sure don’t bring more guns into a school.

339
KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:50:24am

re: #338 Anymouse 🌹

Something something you don’t take a fire extinguisher to a gunfight. And you damn sure don’t bring more guns into a school.

We should heed the advice of the man in black:

Johnny Cash “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town”

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lizardofid  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:51:16am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

It looks delicious!

Years back I worked in a shop near a little cafe in Toledo called Budapest. Some days we would walk over mid morning for a coffee, and the ladies would have sheets and sheets of paper thin dough laid out, (it seems like it was laying on linen) preparing strudel. It looked like a huge amount of work.

It really made me appreciate it when sampling it later!

341
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:54:11am

re: #340 lizardofid

It looks delicious!

Years back I worked in a shop near a little cafe in Toledo called Budapest. Some days we would walk over mid morning for a coffee, and the ladies would have sheets and sheets of paper thin dough laid out, (it seems like it was laying on linen) preparing strudel. It looked like a huge amount of work.

It really made me appreciate it when sampling it later!

Preparing hand-stretched strudel dough is hard work. I used to do it years ago because it was so worth it, but now I’m old and I have arthritis so I use prepared phyllo sheets or frozen puff pastry dough.

342
Scottish Dragon  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:54:52am

re: #281 Belafon

So, Scott Kelly’s DNA changed while he was in space:

Some sort of artificial gravity needs to be investigated. centrifugal spinning ship or part of the ship like you see on The Martian.

343
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:56:20am
344
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:56:36am
345
Kragar  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:56:48am

re: #342 Scottish Dragon

Some sort of artificial gravity needs to be investigated. centrifugal spinning ship or part of the ship like you see on The Martian.

rotating part of the ship would cause the other parts of the ship to rotate in the opposite direction

346
sagehen  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:59:14am

re: #330 KGxvi

I really can’t wait to see this film:

[Embedded content]

I’m just old enough to remember Andre’s final run post Wrestlemania III. But that was basically Mays with the Mets or Jordan with the Wizards.

I’ve never been a wrestling fan, but I do love The Princess Bride.

347
dangerman  Mar 9, 2018 • 10:59:28am

re: #345 Kragar

rotating part of the ship would cause the other parts of the ship to rotate in the opposite direction

That’s just spin

348
Ace Rothstein  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:00:08am

re: #344 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Tough shit, Marty.

349
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:01:05am
350
bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:01:28am

re: #344 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Thoughts and prayers Martin.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:01:44am

re: #281 Belafon

So, Scott Kelly’s DNA changed while he was in space:

We will adapt for space. Well or poorly is the question. Long term I suspect we will require gravity to have long lives. Future stations will need spin gravity sections and radiation shielding like we just don’t have now.

2 races subspecies of humanity someday.

352
Scottish Dragon  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:01:56am

re: #345 Kragar

rotating part of the ship would cause the other parts of the ship to rotate in the opposite direction

Counter torque is fairly easy to generate.

353
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:02:07am

re: #344 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Mercy is the suspension of justice. Too bad, Marty.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:02:15am

re: #252 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

I shouldn’t be enjoying another human beings suffering this much…but I am.

Should have charged him $900 for the tissue.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:07:35am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Put down your coffee/drink
swallow
click

[Embedded content]

Awww…Hell NO!

I don’t want either of them.

Liz screwed the pooch falling for the Donna Brazile bullshit.

And Bernie is past his “best by date” if he ever had one.

356
KGxvi  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:07:54am

re: #351 Unshaken Defiance

We will adapt for space. Well or poorly is the question. Long term I suspect we will require gravity to have long lives. Future stations will need spin gravity sections and radiation shielding like we just don’t have now.

2 races of humanity someday.

What if gravity is what makes us age?

357
Anymouse 🌹  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:09:06am

re: #356 KGxvi

What if gravity is what makes us age?

Then we could reverse aging if we came up with an anti-gravity source.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:09:36am

re: #292 Anymouse 🌹

What are they smoking over at The Hill

Bunk weed.

359
dirkdigglerjr  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:09:38am

re: #330 KGxvi

Here is Andre the Giant holding a beer can.

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ObserverArt  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:11:21am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

SAM & DAVE-wrap it up

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jaunte  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:11:24am

Synchronicity

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:15:00am

re: #98 SteelPH

NqbPcaBvvoI6vWqnkBcorudk8eL+aMnhivt/ZZhEVJwGB13MB8JI/KG3YSbgBv/D2rvDGyx+55DJSwMTcdo81w4fVZceZY+nwW/EdsCxPbRN3MndgCkgXAZJuOkba88D7fqMBrnM+lodOvtM0SOgBpdFaSbAEfoEHRdciMQx97PY5GtIldajgQK2tyI64X9ddNG10GEwiS0=

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:45:34am

re: #355 ObserverArt

Awww…Hell NO!

I don’t want either of them.

Liz screwed the pooch falling for the Donna Brazile bullshit.

And Bernie is past his “best by date” if he ever had one.

Neither of them is going to get the nod — unless the Russians play their game again, which is certainly possible given that Trump and the whole Republican party (at least those in Washington) are Putin stooges and traitors.

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TedStriker  Mar 9, 2018 • 11:51:47am

re: #344 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 9, 2018 • 2:42:04pm

re: #185 makeitstop

I indulged that urge, too, and have 1 guitar from my birth year. I do think that Melody Maker has put most of those years to better use than I have…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 9, 2018 • 5:08:16pm

re: #359 dirkdigglerjr

Here is Andre the Giant holding a beer can.

[Embedded content]

Nah. Right is Peter Dinklage. Left is Trump


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Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 - Meet BullsEye See the origin story of Bullseye in Marvel's Daredevil Season 3, premiering exclusively on Netflix October 19, 2018. Watch Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix: netflix.com #Netflix #MarvelsDaredevil #CharlieCoxSUBSCRIBE: bit.ly About Netflix:Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 ...
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St. Vincent - Slow Slow Disco (Audio)Songs are living things. They grow, they evolve, they change their moods and personalities over time. The latest version of 'Slow Disco' originally found on MASSEDUCTION. Upcoming Live Shows: ilovestvincent.com Connect with St. Vincent:instagram.com@st_vincentfacebook.com
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Sarah Palin’s Son Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges Sarah Palin's oldest son, Track Palin, was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges, Alaska State Troopers said. Troopers responded to his home in Wasilla at 10:37 p.m. after a report of a disturbance. Palin allegedly assaulted an acquaintance, then ...
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Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Suspect My Tears (Audio) "Suspect My Tears" from the forthcoming album Look NowPre-order the new album Look Now:Official Store (signed + exclusive merch): found.eeAmazon (CD + vinyl): found.eeiTunes (digital download): found.eeSpotify (pre-save): found.eeApple Music (pre-add): found.ee Listen to “Suspect My Tears”:iTunes: found.eeSpotify: found.eeApple ...
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