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Skip Intro  Apr 14, 2018 • 1:54:44pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2018 • 1:57:17pm

re: #1 Skip Intro

they wanted a man who speaks their language…

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Skip Intro  Apr 14, 2018 • 1:58:02pm
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Amory Blaine  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:08:59pm

Nikki Haley warns that U.S. forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack

I’m so sick of the brain-dead language of our leadership. “Herpa derpa, locked and loaded”. Fuck. None of these warmongers give a toss about Syrian children.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:11:42pm

re: #4 Amory Blaine

Nikki Haley warns that U.S. forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack

I’m so sick of the brain-dead language of our leadership. “Herpa derpa, locked and loaded”. Fuck. None of these warmongers give a toss about Syrian children.

If they did, they’d welcome Syrian refugees. They don’t.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:11:59pm

re: #4 Amory Blaine

Nikki Haley warns that U.S. forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack

I’m so sick of the brain-dead language of our leadership. “Herpa derpa, locked and loaded”. Fuck. None of these warmongers give a toss about Syrian children.

typical eleitist. these people finally speak the language of the common clay

/

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:14:42pm

Always makes my day.

Getting ready to foster another baby. Did one for my Mum at Christmas (Roi)

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Amory Blaine  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:14:55pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

If they did, they’d welcome Syrian refugees. They don’t.

I think I was too generous when I said they didn’t care. They’ve been using them as a political weapon which makes them malicious, and worse. My bad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:14:56pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

If they did, they’d welcome Syrian refugees. They don’t.

Pro-life Party. (tm)

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:15:26pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

If they did, they’d welcome Syrian refugees. They don’t.

11 this year.

11.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:16:10pm

re: #10 Stanley Sea

11 this year.

11.

No excuses for that. None. We should be leading on this issue.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:20:50pm

Local News: More Than 100 Stranded Motorists Rescued During Spring Storm, One Fatality (goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more at the link, with trucks scattered about I-80 near Sidney):

Blizzard conditions caused major problems for drivers in Western Nebraska Friday, leaving many stranded on Interstate 80 and other highways, the Nebraska State Patrol said Saturday.

In total, more than 100 motorists were rescued, Cody Thomas, public relations director with the Nebraska State Patrol said. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Sidney Police Department, Sidney Public Schools, Cheyenne County Emergency Management, the Nebraska Department of Transportation, and others, worked to clear all of the stranded vehicles.

There were two major areas where vehicles had become trapped on I-80 near Sidney. One section was more than a mile and a half long and the other section was estimated to have at least 50 vehicles. Sidney Public Schools offered buses to assist in the rescue, which were escorted to the scene by patrol vehicles and snow plows.

The assembled law enforcement officers went door to door, knocking on all vehicles and rescuing all of the occupants in freezing temperatures. The rescued motorists were taken to Light Memorial Presbyterian Church in Sidney or to a hotel of their choice.

More were rescued in stranded cars on other roads.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:22:38pm

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹

Local News: More Than 100 Stranded Motorists Rescued During Spring Storm, One Fatality (goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more at the link, with trucks scattered about I-80 near Sidney):

More were rescued in stranded cars on other roads.

I just got notification that one of the nearby towns is suspending snowplow operations because conditions are too dangerous to continue. When it’s too dangerous for the plow trucks, you know it’s bad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:23:00pm

Good thing I don’t need to be anywhere today:

Road conditions remain poor to impassible in many parts of central to western Nebraska.

As of Saturday morning, Interstate 80 remain closed to westbound traffic from Grand Island to the Wyoming state line. Eastbound I-80 is closed from the Wyoming state line to Ogallala.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:26:00pm

re: #13 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I just got notification that one of the nearby towns is suspending snowplow operations because conditions are too dangerous to continue. When it’s too dangerous for the plow trucks, you know it’s bad.

I got a call from my mother last night, as she was concerned for us. (She says they’re preparing in Chicago for the same.)

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Interesting Times  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:26:45pm

Well, this certainly puts the issue in black-and-white terms…

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:28:28pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

Yes, it does. Put me in the disapprove column.

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stpaulbear  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:29:11pm

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹

Local News: More Than 100 Stranded Motorists Rescued During Spring Storm, One Fatality (goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald, more at the link, with trucks scattered about I-80 near Sidney):

More were rescued in stranded cars on other roads.

We’re getting blasted up here today too. It’s been snowing since about 7:00 last night. Right now I can barely see anything more than half a block away. I just checked in with amazon.com and it’s telling me that a $9 adapter is out for delivery on one of their trucks. I hope that they had the sense to call their trucks back in or they’re all going to get stuck. It’s been ugly all day and I don’t think we’re close to it being over.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:29:17pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹

I got a call from my mother last night, as she was concerned for us. (She says they’re preparing in Chicago for the same.)

My parents postponed a visit to the wild north country because of the projected impact. They were right not to come - they would have been stuck here.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:29:27pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

Well, this certainly puts the issue in black-and-white terms…

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Why it’s almost like their entire platform is defined by what Obama did.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:30:10pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

No excuses for that. None. We should be leading on this issue.

We have lost any semblance of moral authority.

Gonna get back to my day.

Listening to audible - Before the Fall. Loving it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:30:27pm

re: #18 stpaulbear

We’re getting blasted up here today too. It’s been snowing since about 7:00 last night. Right now I can barely see anything more than half a block away. I just checked in with amazon.com and it’s telling me that a $9 adapter is out for delivery on one of their trucks. I hope that they had the sense to call their trucks back in or they’re all going to get stuck. It’s been ugly all day and I don’t think we’re close to it being over.

Current projections from the west side of the Twin Cities is that it should be done snowing in my town some time tomorrow night or early Monday morning, with the snowfall abating significantly by noon or 1:00 on Sunday.

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:30:32pm

“…The dossier alleges that Cohen, two Russians and several Eastern European hackers met at the Prague office of a Russian government-backed social and cultural organization, Rossotrudnichestvo. The location was selected to provide an alternative explanation in case the rendezvous was exposed, according to Steele’s Kremlin sources, cultivated during 20 years of spying on Russia. It said that Oleg Solodukhin, the deputy chief of Rossotrudnichestvo’s operation in the Czech Republic, attended the meeting, too.”
mcclatchydc.com

I look forward to the evidence coming out so we can enjoy this particular episode of the Hannity Comedy Hour again.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:31:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:31:44pm

re: #18 stpaulbear

We’re getting blasted up here today too. It’s been snowing since about 7:00 last night. Right now I can barely see anything more than half a block away. I just checked in with amazon.com and it’s telling me that a $9 adapter is out for delivery on one of their trucks. I hope that they had the sense to call their trucks back in or they’re all going to get stuck. It’s been ugly all day and I don’t think we’re close to it being over.

Here in the Panhandle it’s sunny now, but central and eastern Nebraska are still getting blasted with a blizzard.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:33:53pm

re: #18 stpaulbear

re: #22 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wait, how many people are allowed on here from Minnesota, anyway? /s

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plansbandc  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:36:12pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

If we were still living in the United States I used to know, we would. But, tragically, we are not.

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stpaulbear  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:38:08pm

re: #22 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Current projections from the west side of the Twin Cities is that it should be done snowing in my town some time tomorrow night or early Monday morning, with the snowfall abating significantly by noon or 1:00 on Sunday.

It’s one of those storms where you have to go out and start shoveling before the snow even stops.

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:39:52pm

re: #21 Stanley Sea

We have lost any semblance of moral authority.

Gonna get back to my day.

Listening to audible - Before the Fall. Loving it.

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Cheechako  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:41:44pm

re: #14 Anymouse 🌹

Your mentioning Ogallala brought up a memory from a long time ago. In the early 60’s I was traveling in February going east-bound on US 30 (before I 80 was built) in a massive blizzard. I was driving my 57 Chevy convertible and the wind from the south billowed up the canvas top allowing the snow to fly right in to the car. There was 6 inches of snow on the passenger seat. The heater could not keep up. I picked up a guy who had slid into the ditch. He would have froze to death if I hadn’t stopped. I think that was the coldest I’ve ever been.

After finally getting into Ogallala and getting a motel room I went across the street to the local cafe for dinner. That cafe served a T-bone steak that was large enough to hang over the sides of a regular dinner plate. Also a similar sized plate of french fries came with the meal. All for $1.75. And it was a good steak. I have never had a steak dinner like that since.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:44:06pm

re: #28 stpaulbear

It’s one of those storms where you have to go out and start shoveling before the snow even stops.

On Thursday, I opened up my snowblower and found why it had stopped operating during the previous snowstorm. Bought a belt for it, had to have it shipped overnight because it would have been next week with standard shipping. I walked into the dealer and told him who I was and what I was there for. He gave me a knowing smirk and said, “I bet this is for a snowblower, and you’re expecting snow. That’s why you had it overnighted.”

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nicdanger  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:45:20pm

re: #21 Stanley Sea

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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:46:37pm

re: #22 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Current projections from the west side of the Twin Cities is that it should be done snowing in my town some time tomorrow night or early Monday morning, with the snowfall abating significantly by noon or 1:00 on Sunday.

We got hit last night with 6” of heavy snow. Our Winter Storm Warning won’t be up until tomorrow at 17:00. I was able to get some shopping done after it stopped this AM, so I am good and don’t need to trek out anymore this weekend.

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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:48:06pm

re: #26 Anymouse 🌹

Wait, how many people are allowed on here from Minnesota, anyway? /s

I resemble that remark (until I moved….)

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Cheechako  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:49:34pm

re: #23 jaunte

“…The dossier alleges that Cohen, two Russians and several Eastern European hackers met at the Prague office of a Russian government-backed social and cultural organization, Rossotrudnichestvo. The location was selected to provide an alternative explanation in case the rendezvous was exposed, according to Steele’s Kremlin sources, cultivated during 20 years of spying on Russia. It said that Oleg Solodukhin, the deputy chief of Rossotrudnichestvo’s operation in the Czech Republic, attended the meeting, too.”
mcclatchydc.com

I look forward to the evidence coming out so we can enjoy this particular episode of the Hannity Comedy Hour again.

I’m sure Cohen doesn’t travel with large amounts of cash so he probably used a credit card. Mueller has all his CC info. Easy to find an expenditure in a foreign country thus providing a date the card was used. With the date in hand it would be easy to find security video showing him using the card.

Some lawyers are not very smart.

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Kragar  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:52:14pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:52:44pm

re: #34 The Major

I resemble that remark (until I moved….)

You’re a transplant Yooper now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:54:09pm

re: #33 The Major

We got hit last night with 6” of heavy snow. Our Winter Storm Warning won’t be up until tomorrow at 17:00. I was able to get some shopping done after it stopped this AM, so I am good and don’t need to trek out anymore this weekend.

Official snowfall total stands at 7.5” so far. The projections are adding up to a total of double that, around 15” by the time we see the light of day on Monday.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:54:57pm

re: #36 Kragar

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If Charlie’s ideological ancestors didn’t push separation based off race, it really wouldn’t be a big deal. I can’t tell if he’s that stupid or this disingenuous.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:57:14pm

re: #36 Kragar

Wow, that thread is full of racists flying their freak flags.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:57:45pm

re: #19 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My parents postponed a visit to the wild north country because of the projected impact. They were right not to come - they would have been stuck here.

and then the murders would begin…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:57:53pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

If Charlie’s ideological ancestors didn’t push separation based off race, it really wouldn’t be a big deal. I can’t tell if he’s that stupid or this disingenuous.

Why not both?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 2:58:55pm

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹

Why not both?

Sure.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:00:53pm

Here in Los Angeles—85 degrees 2% humidity…

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wrenchwench  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:01:21pm

We need a wall between Arizona and New Mexico. We had so much Arizona blowing in during the last two days, I think NM is an inch taller and AZ is an inch shorter. If it was San Francisco, it would have been fog. It looked like the smog in So. Cal. in the 70s. Today is nice and clear. The mountains have reappeared. The fresh relocators were asking, ‘What’s this?!?’ and receiving the answer, ‘This is April.’ One old guy told me, ‘It’s windy here because Arizona blows and Texas sucks.’

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allegro  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:01:56pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹

I got a call from my mother last night, as she was concerned for us. (She says they’re preparing in Chicago for the same.)

Yeah, well, my patio umbrella has blown over twice - TWICE - since last night with the blowy winds. And you guys are bitching. PFFT!

////////////////////////////////////////////enuf?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:02:01pm

re: #32 nicdanger

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:02:35pm

Adam Davidson calls it in ten tweets …

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:03:36pm

re: #21 Stanley Sea

We have lost any semblance of moral authority.

Gonna get back to my day.

Listening to audible - Before the Fall. Loving it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:03:46pm

re: #45 wrenchwench

We need a wall between Arizona and New Mexico. We had so much Arizona blowing in during the last two days, I think NM is an inch taller and AZ is an inch shorter. If it was San Francisco, it would have been fog. It looked like the smog in So. Cal. in the 70s. Today is nice and clear. The mountains have reappeared. The fresh relocators were asking, ‘What’s this?!?’ and receiving the answer, ‘This is April.’ One old guy told me, ‘It’s windy here because Arizona blows and Texas sucks.’

All that dirt would pile up against the wall, then it would fall into New Mexico, crushing everything on the other side.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:04:38pm
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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:04:57pm

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹

You’re a transplant Yooper now.

I ain’t no Yooper as I’m not in the Upper Penninsula.

I was born and raised in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.
I’m so tough I vacation in Detroit.
The sign at Metro Airport arrivals says: “Welcome to Detroit - now go home!”

(And I think it was in Kentucky Fried Movie in one of the scenes when the boss of one of the Tongs said as punishment: “Take him to Detroit!”)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:06:40pm

re: #52 The Major

I ain’t no Yooper as I’m not in the Upper Penninsula.

I was born and raised in Detroit - where the weak are killed and eaten.
I’m so tough I vacation in Detroit.
The sign at Metro Airport arrivals says: “Welcome to Detroit - now go home!”

(And I think it was in Kentucky Fried Movie in one of the scenes when the boss of one of the Tongs said as punishment: “Take him to Detroit!”)

Hm. I thought you were in the UP. My mistake.

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:07:34pm

re: #44 Joe Bacon 🌹

Here in Los Angeles—85 degrees 2% humidity…

Sofla 84 and 62%
We’re moist

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:08:00pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nicdanger  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:08:45pm

re: #47 Stanley Sea

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:10:51pm
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Cheechako  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:11:22pm

Juneau Alaska - 44 degrees and mostly cloudy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:12:33pm

re: #58 Cheechako

Juneau Alaska - 44 degrees and mostly cloudy.

Warmer than it is here: 36 degrees and sunny.

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nowherenorth2  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:12:51pm

Northern new York , by Canada,
Snowing, 22 degrees

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:13:04pm

WhyTF is Ryan Fournier following me on twitter?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:14:24pm

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹

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I call bullshit on that because at work there is software that scrapes messages which contain any of the seven naughty words George Carlin noted that you can’t say on tv!

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:14:43pm

Latest forecast in Philly. Keep in mind it will be raining hard on Sunday into Monday.
forecast.weather.gov

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:16:06pm

re: #62 Joe Bacon 🌹

I call bullshit on that because at work there is software that scrapes messages which contain any of the seven naughty words George Carlin noted that you can’t say on tv!

The thing is, you can train a computer to detect specific words and phrases, but when they start speaking in euphemisms and using dogwhistles, how’s a computer going to know? Either somebody has to keep it up-to-date, or it has to be smart enough to learn when a person is using a certain word/phrase/sentence in a pejorative fashion.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:17:05pm

re: #60 nowherenorth2

Northern new York , by cananda,
Snowing, 22 degrees

Finally, someone who is colder than I. It’s 26 degrees in the wild north country.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:19:41pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹

Hm. I thought you were in the UP. My mistake.

He’s in the gap of the third and middle finger of The Michigan Mitten.

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:20:13pm

Currently reading “the tao of running”
Gary Dudney

An engaging book about running, determination and how running leads to enlightenments

Here’s one:
Marathons and under
I have no desire to ever punish myslef in an ultramarathon

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:21:51pm

re: #64 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The thing is, you can train a computer to detect specific words and phrases, but when they start speaking in euphemisms and using dogwhistles, how’s a computer going to know? Either somebody has to keep it up-to-date, or it has to be smart enough to learn when a person is using a certain word/phrase/sentence in a pejorative fashion.

Context and intent also matter

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:23:23pm

re: #68 dangerman

Context and intent also matter

Precisely my point. And while AI is making inroads into those areas, let’s not forget that us human beings often struggle greatly with discerning context and intent, especially with typewritten communications. How many spats have we had on LGF because somebody forgot a sarc tag?

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:29:16pm

re: #69 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Precisely my point. And while AI is making inroads into those areas, let’s not forget that us human beings often struggle greatly with discerning context and intent, especially with typewritten communications. How many spats have we had on LGF because somebody forgot a sarc tag?

I was agreeing with you goddammit. ;-)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:29:32pm

re: #69 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Precisely my point. And while AI is making inroads into those areas, let’s not forget that us human beings often struggle greatly with discerning context and intent, especially with typewritten communications. How many spats have we had on LGF because somebody forgot a sarc tag?

They could hire, you know, real people to investigate complaints?

nytimes.com
(Myannmar civil society groups calling out Zuckerberg on Facebook promoting violence)

nytimes.com
(Zuckerberg responded to those groups in an apology from his personal E-mail account)

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allegro  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:29:39pm

Here’s a thought… maybe FB can hire PEOPLE who check out the posts that are flagged as hate speech from other PEOPLE who are hanging out there anyway.

Too complicated?

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allegro  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:30:11pm

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹

They could hire, you know, real people to investigate complaints?

nytimes.com
(Sri Lanka civil society groups calling out Zuckerberg on Facebook promoting violence)

nytimes.com
(Zuckerberg responded to those groups in an apology from his personal E-mail account)

7 seconds!! damn you

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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:31:09pm

re: #66 ObserverArt

He’s in the gap of the third and middle finger of The Michigan Mitten.

Yep - where we call all of the out-of-towners who buy Doug Murdick’s Fudge “Fudgies”….

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:32:46pm

re: #48 Anymouse 🌹

Adam Davidson calls it in ten tweets …

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Taegan just posted a link to Davidsons new Yorker article at political-wire.com

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Dizzy  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:35:21pm

How awesome will this be?

YouTube

Totally awesome.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:38:33pm

re: #70 dangerman

I was agreeing with you goddammit. ;-)

And I was expanding on that.

…Waitaminute…

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:38:56pm

re: #73 allegro

7 seconds!! damn you

Ya gotta be quick …

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:41:56pm

re: #72 allegro

Here’s a thought… maybe FB can hire PEOPLE who check out the posts that are flagged as hate speech from other PEOPLE who are hanging out there anyway.

Too complicated?

Too expensive, from FB’s point of view. That would involve actually doing something about the problem. Zuckerberg wants a magic solution to just fall into his lap.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:43:06pm

re: #74 The Major

Yep - where we call all of the out-of-towners who buy Doug Murdick’s Fudge “Fudgies”….

So you live on the middle finger of the Mitten sticking it to Grand Traverse Bay?

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:44:29pm

re: #79 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Too expensive, from FB’s point of view. That would involve actually doing something about the problem. Zuckerberg wants a magic solution to just fall into his lap.

And there is the reason for government oversight of corporations.

The articles I linked notes in Germany, Facebook employs (with real money) over a thousand reviewers. (Under Germany’s hate speech laws, Facebook would be banned if they allowed that sort of thing through.)

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:47:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:47:41pm

re: #55 Stanley Sea

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:53:21pm

It is no surprise that the most strongly pro-Russian elements of the right wing, especially including conspiracy media figures like Jones and Cernovich and paleo-right isolationists like Rand Paul, would split with Trump over the Syria strikes. The Kremlin OWNS the conspiracy industry after all.
It remains to be seen whether they will patch things up, but there is some chance the split will become permanent, especially where the paleo-right is concerned. It all depends on whether this is kayfabe or a genuine Molotov-Ribbentrop moment.
In his ignorance and narcissism Trump is likely to see this opposition as disloyalty, since he does not understand that Russian support is about weakening America and not about strengthening him personally. The Kremlin and its agents side with Trump only so long as he plays their game and they will abandon him in a heartbeat if he does otherwise. For his part, Trump may lash out with his usual disregard for the law. It would be ironic indeed if Russian agents and conspira-liars had to count on the hated ACLU and Democrats to rescue them from FEMA camp or worse. Personally, I won’t break a leg to do that, so long as the precedent can be discredited.

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garzooma  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:54:25pm

re: #23 jaunte

“…The dossier alleges that Cohen, two Russians and several Eastern European hackers met at the Prague office of a Russian government-backed social and cultural organization, Rossotrudnichestvo. …”
mcclatchydc.com

I look forward to the evidence coming out so we can enjoy this particular episode of the Hannity Comedy Hour again.

There’s a hell of lot more at stake than Hannity. But it’s been over 24 hours since the story broke that Mueller has evidence that Cohen was indeed in Prague for the meeting. Anyone else surprised this hasn’t been either confirmed or debunked?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:56:51pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:56:56pm

the yam retweeted this:

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:57:45pm

re: #57 Anymouse 🌹

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There’s a certain amount of truth to this because the difference between me making anti-Islam statements, posting someone else making anti-Islam statements, and me making a sarcastic comment that could be interpreted as anti-Islam is still way too subtle for AI.

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TedStriker  Apr 14, 2018 • 3:59:28pm

re: #23 jaunte

“…The dossier alleges that Cohen, two Russians and several Eastern European hackers met at the Prague office of a Russian government-backed social and cultural organization, Rossotrudnichestvo. The location was selected to provide an alternative explanation in case the rendezvous was exposed, according to Steele’s Kremlin sources, cultivated during 20 years of spying on Russia. It said that Oleg Solodukhin, the deputy chief of Rossotrudnichestvo’s operation in the Czech Republic, attended the meeting, too.”
mcclatchydc.com

I look forward to the evidence coming out so we can enjoy this particular episode of the Hannity Comedy Hour again.

“A Russian government-backed social and cultural organization”

Talk about a stalking horse from the Cold War era…indeed, what is old is new again

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:06:46pm

re: #79 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Too expensive, from FB’s point of view. That would involve actually doing something about the problem. Zuckerberg wants a magic solution to just fall into his lap.

And that would help, but it wouldn’t be a panacea. Define everything everything that is antisemitic in a way that we’ll all agree on. Define everything anti-Islam. Define everything racist or misogynist. Now, make people follow it.

When Google developed a system for recognizing and classifying images, some researchers decided to see how good they were versus humans. Here’s what one of them found out:

…the task of labeling images with 5 out of 1000 categories quickly turned out to be extremely challenging, even for some friends in the lab who have been working on ILSVRC [ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition] and its classes for a while. First we thought we would put it up on [Amazon Mechanical Turk]. Then we thought we could recruit paid undergrads. Then I organized a labeling party of intense labeling effort only among the (expert labelers) in our lab. Then I developed a modified interface that used GoogLeNet predictions to prune the number of categories from 1000 to only about 100. It was still too hard - people kept missing categories and getting up to ranges of 13-15% error rates. In the end I realized that to get anywhere competitively close to GoogLeNet, it was most efficient if I sat down and went through the painfully long training process and the subsequent careful annotation process myself… The labeling happened at a rate of about 1 per minute, but this decreased over time… Some images are easily recognized, while some images (such as those of fine-grained breeds of dogs, birds, or monkeys) can require multiple minutes of concentrated effort. I became very good at identifying breeds of dogs… Based on the sample of images I worked on, the GoogLeNet classification error turned out to be 6.8%… My own error in the end turned out to be 5.1%, approximately 1.7% better.

Edit: I meant to actually write something about this.

Throwing humans at it will also have problems.

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fern01  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:06:52pm

re: #82 Anymouse 🌹

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This was because Cory Gardner had put a block on confirming some judges until the issue of legal marijuana was resolved. Sen Gardner may well loose the argument when things change back after the confirmations

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:12:39pm

re: #89 TedStriker

2013:
FBI Probing Whether Russia Used Cultural Junkets to Recruit American Intelligence Assets

“…Since 2001, Zaytsev’s organization, Rossotrudnichestvo, has footed the bill for about 130 young Americans—including political aides, nonprofit advocates, and business executives—to visit Russia. Along with Portwood, Mother Jones has spoken to two other Rossotrudnichestvo participants who were questioned by the FBI about Zaytsev, who also heads the Russian Cultural Center in Washington.
Rossotrudnichestvo

The FBI agents “have been very up front about” their investigation into whether Zaytsev is a Russian intelligence agent, says a 24-year-old nonprofit worker whom the FBI has interviewed twice and who asked not to be identified. The FBI agents, according to this source, said, “We’re investigating Yury for spying activities. We just want to know what interactions you’ve had with him.”

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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:15:01pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹

So you live on the middle finger of the Mitten sticking it to Grand Traverse Bay?

Nope…

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:15:51pm

I forgot the link:
motherjones.com

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:19:22pm

I went and looked and did some numbers. Germany has about 40 million people online and about 1200 people who review content. The US has about 214 million people online. If you assume the content grows linearly, you would need approximately 6000 people. Facebook currently has about 25K employees in the US. I’m not sure how many of those involve reviewing content, but I suspect it’s a smaller fraction considering our laws protecting companies here.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:19:27pm

re: #84 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It is no surprise that the most strongly pro-Russian elements of the right wing, especially including conspiracy media figures like Jones and Cernovich and paleo-right isolationists like Rand Paul, would split with Trump over the Syria strikes. The Kremlin OWNS the conspiracy industry after all.
It remains to be seen whether they will patch things up, but there is some chance the split will become permanent, especially where the paleo-right is concerned. It all depends on whether this is kayfabe or a genuine Molotov-Ribbentrop moment.
In his ignorance and narcissism Trump is likely to see this opposition as disloyalty, since he does not understand that Russian support is about weakening America and not about strengthening him personally. The Kremlin and its agents side with Trump only so long as he plays their game and they will abandon him in a heartbeat if he does otherwise. For his part, Trump may lash out with his usual disregard for the law. It would be ironic indeed if Russian agents and conspira-liars had to count on the hated ACLU and Democrats to rescue them from FEMA camp or worse. Personally, I won’t break a leg to do that, so long as the precedent can be discredited.

Addendum:
I don’t advocate lynch law or political violence of any kind but I have to admit that I would laugh my ass off if I saw a Trump-incited ammosexual/tea party mob rioting outside the InfoWars studio.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:23:11pm

yep

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:23:46pm

On launching one hundred plus missiles at Syria:

Sade - Is It A Crime (Official Video)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:25:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:26:00pm

re: #90 Belafon

Based on the sample of images I worked on, the GoogLeNet classification error turned out to be 6.8%… My own error in the end turned out to be 5.1%, approximately 1.7% better.

That’s not 1.7% better than the GoogLeNet. That’s 20% better.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:34:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:34:11pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just saw the video. Those guys were much more calm than I’d been.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:35:07pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Need to point this out the next time I see a con or libertarian say no one forced you to sign up.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:37:06pm

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹

That’s not 1.7% better than the GoogLeNet. That’s 20% better.

You gotta watch the numbers. If we look at the percentage correct, Google classified at 93.2%, while he classified at 94.9%. That means he did 1.82% better. He’s just saying he classified an additional 1.7% of the actual data.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:41:14pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I think it would be great to have one hell of a class action lawsuit on Zuck and Facebook filed on behalf of non-users.

That is some overreaching bullshit there: collecting data of non-users. In a way it is a form of identity theft. They are not a wing of the government in any capacity, so they have no reason for general data.

And more interesting; what are they doing with it? Zuckerberg didn’t seem too pleased to admit it and acted like it was an affront to his super-whizbang data collecting machine.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:41:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:42:19pm
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jaunte  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:44:33pm

“…The narrative that will become widely understood is that Donald Trump did not sit atop a global empire. He was not an intuitive genius and tough guy who created billions of dollars of wealth through fearlessness. He had a small, sad operation, mostly run by his two oldest children and Michael Cohen, a lousy lawyer who barely keeps up the pretenses of lawyering and who now faces an avalanche of charges, from taxicab-backed bank fraud to money laundering and campaign-finance violations.

Cohen, Donald, Jr., and Ivanka monetized their willingness to sign contracts with people rejected by all sensible partners. Even in this, the Trump Organization left money on the table, taking a million dollars here, five million there, even though the service they provided—giving branding legitimacy to blatantly sketchy projects—was worth far more. It was not a company that built value over decades, accumulating assets and leveraging wealth. It burned through whatever good will and brand value it established as quickly as possible, then moved on to the next scheme.

There are important legal questions that remain. How much did Donald Trump and his children know about the criminality of their partners? How explicit were they in agreeing to put a shiny gold brand on top of corrupt deals? The answers to these questions will play a role in determining whether they go to jail and, if so, for how long.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:44:48pm

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yet another religious right hypocrite.

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:46:29pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

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yep

Just read it … oh boy. Thankfully, Bevin isn’t a fireman. He would try to put out a fire by throwing gasoline into it.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:46:30pm

re: #105 ObserverArt

I think it would be great to have one hell of a class action lawsuit on Zuck and Facebook filed on behalf of non-users.

That is some overreaching bullshit there: collecting data of non-users. In a way it is a form of identity theft. They are not a wing of the government in any capacity, so they have no reason for general data.

And more interesting; what are they doing with it? Zuckerberg didn’t seem too pleased to admit it and acted like it was an affront to his super-whizbang data collecting machine.

An almost axiom of machine learning right now is that you can train a program to learn just about anything if you’re given enough data. I’m sure Zuckerberg, in his libertarianismness, figures that data collection is just a means to an end. If he weren’t willing to sell it for more money, the data would probably be used to solve problems like which corner is the best one to put like buttons in. But, even if, at a minimum, you take the “I accept” check box to mean he can collect all of your data, going after non-facebook people should be off limits.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:48:58pm

re: #106 Belafon

re: #108 jaunte

I have zero fashion sense, but wouldn’t be caught dead in that jacket.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:52:22pm

re: #112 Belafon

I have zero fashion sense, but wouldn’t be caught dead in that jacket.

1970’s sportscaster meets 2010’s Trump lackey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:55:02pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 4:59:01pm

re: #107 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mike, I was a huge fan of CART IndyCar racing. You’re homespun Hoosiers messed up the Indy 500 Month of May and the sport.

The narrow-minded, all-about-Indiana thinking had no room for others in America to have a place in the sport’s operations. But it was actual racers in CART that made the sport what it was for 16 years and actually added professional punch to the 500.

So Hoosiers took back control and the rest of the sport outside your 500 is of little note in the sporting world any more. Even the 500 doesn’t draw the eyes of America. Simple fact.

You couldn’t work together and now you have Hoosier control of one race. Which I guess is what it always was anyway.

The crowds for the month were down in 1997. One year after the big Hulman-George power move.

They remain down and they do everything they can to make the month as big as it used to be. So, you are lying.

And by the way Mike. You were saying adultery was the worst of the infractions in the 10 Commandments.

And you still took a job with a know adulterer. Mike I think you are a religious zealot that is full of lies and a massive hypocrite. Take that up with your God.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:01:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:02:33pm

The Week In Garbage Men: Misogynists Dream Of Electric(al) Women, MGTOW Poetry And More! (Robin Pennacchia at Wonkette continues to dig up stuff from the He-man Women Haters Club that would sad if it wasn’t so self-centered hilarious)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:16:14pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yep.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:17:19pm

OT I was just checking the shipping status of an item on amazon and take a wild guess what TV show they recommended for me the big PBS fan?

The original series of Roseanne.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:21:39pm

wow…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:21:52pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I don’t need to read the story to get what it’s about. Honestly it just makes me feel tired all over. And of course how I feel is as nothing compared to what it must be to be on the receiving end.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:21:55pm

Starbucks issue with arresting two men gets worse …

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Citizen K  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:23:11pm
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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:23:39pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth
When you read the article the Tweet refers to, it basically all but admit you can’t delete your profile, even if you sign up - they will just keep collecting data on you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:24:46pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:25:04pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

I agree. Wow.

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freetoken  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:26:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:27:14pm

re: #127 freetoken

Eris is bigger.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:27:35pm
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freetoken  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:28:01pm

re: #124 The Major

Those of us who do genealogy collect information on people.

Usually dead people.

But occasionally living people too.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:28:58pm

re: #127 freetoken

The objection to Pluto having not cleared its orbit of objects … Earth hasn’t either.

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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:29:28pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shutting down MSP for snow?

That’s one nasty-ass storm….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:30:16pm

re: #123 Citizen K

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That or they think being told aout their privilege is worse.

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scottslemmons  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:33:26pm

re: #127 freetoken

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Scientific knowledge marches forward, and there’s no reason to hold to incorrect and out-of-date ideas.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:34:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:34:52pm

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹

Eris is bigger.

Eris also has a book /s

Principia Discordia, or How I Found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her (goes to Sacred-Texts, text copy of Principia Discordia without the rubber stamps)

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:36:06pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

Just saw the video. Those guys were much more calm than I’d been.

Being brown v. white.

They’ve had a lifetime of practice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:38:08pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:38:22pm

re: #108 jaunte

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deep deep mafia shit

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:39:23pm

Philadelphia police chief and mayor explain away racial bias in Starbucks arrest:

phillyvoice.com

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:42:47pm

re: #139 Stanley Sea

I clicked on talking points memo link and a blue screen came up saying I had to accept some sort of cookies. Very odd. This happened 2x.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:43:15pm

re: #132 The Major

Shutting down MSP for snow?

That’s one nasty-ass storm….

Dude, you have no idea. In the 6 hours from noon to 6 PM, 6 inches of snow has dropped. And it’s about to start again - we caught about an hour break to give us time to clear what had already fallen.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:50:38pm

re: #141 PhillyPretzel

I clicked on talking points memo link and a blue screen came up saying I had to accept some sort of cookies. Very odd. This happened 2x.

I don’t get that and I have a ton of paranoiaware that blocks just about every cookie imaginable.

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meteor  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:54:27pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 5:57:36pm

re: #141 PhillyPretzel

I clicked on talking points memo link and a blue screen came up saying I had to accept some sort of cookies. Very odd. This happened 2x.

Sounds sketchy. There are pages that come up with some sites saying they are insecure and you need to go to a link, blah, blah. Also, there are sites that will act as if you need to update Chrome or Firefox. They are scams. Browser software updates on it’s own when you start it up.

They all seem to be random and open off a link to even trusted sites.

If in doubt, kill the browser with Windows Task Manager. That way you do not have to click on anything, answer anything, etc. Just go to the processes tab, click on the browser s listed and turn them off.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:00:33pm

re: #145 ObserverArt

I have a MacBook. And I left those sites and cleared out all of the sites I went to today.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:02:51pm

re: #146 PhillyPretzel

I have a MacBook. And I left those sites and cleared out all of the sites I went to today.

I wondered about that. I am not a Mac specialists, but I imagine there is a similar process. I guessed it might have been Windows because Macs are said to be less prone to virus, scams, etc.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:05:28pm

re: #147 ObserverArt

It looked like some sort of advertisement that took up the entire screen. You have cookies waiting for you. I really hate those dang pop-ups.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:06:41pm

I pay therefore I am.

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:08:20pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:09:34pm

re: #149 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Looks like someone’s spell checker made an error.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:09:42pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:10:54pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

A tsunami of bullshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:11:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:11:34pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ben and friends need a new hobby. Stop whining about how “persecuted” you are.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:12:20pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Insane you guys! Keep warm.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:13:01pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:13:25pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

White out conditions. No one can drive in those.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:13:37pm

re: #158 PhillyPretzel

White out conditions. No one can drive in those.

Doesn’t stop ‘em from trying.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:16:12pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:16:54pm

re: #159 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

True. And there are some bosses who want their employees to get to work no matter what is going on.

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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:17:17pm

re: #150 JordanRules

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Jordan, your post reminded me about another public gathering today. I almost forgot.

The Gun Rights Supporters Gatherings to Answer The Students From Parkland FLA.

ABC News -Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

Gun rights supporters — many carrying rifles and ammunition — gathered at state capitols across the U.S. on Saturday to push back against efforts to pass stricter gun-control laws that they fear threaten their constitutional right to bear arms.

From Delaware to Wyoming, hundreds gathered at peaceful protests to listen to speakers who warned that any restrictions on gun ownership or use eventually could lead to a ban on gun ownership, which is guaranteed under the Second Amendment.

“If you have a building and you take a brick out every so often, after a while you’re not going to have a building,” said Westley Williams, who carried an AR-15 rifle as he joined about 100 people braving blustery weather in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for a pro-gun-rights rally in front of the state supreme court building.

Dave Gulya, one of the organizers of a rally in Augusta, Maine, said about 800 people showed up at the statehouse — a gun-free zone — to make the point that “we are law-abiding.”

Saturday’s protests were planned in dozens of state capitols less than three weeks after hundreds of thousands marched in Washington, New York and elsewhere to demand tougher gun laws after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17. Organizers of those protests demanded a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and called for universal background checks on potential gun owners.

During a pro-gun-rights gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, more than a quarter of the estimated 160 rally-goers carried weapons, as well as flags and signs saying “Don’t Tread On Me” as they listened to speakers talk about the right to bear arms. A few people wearing “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts showed up at the rally and made videos, but didn’t interact with the rally-goers.

…bit more at link

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:17:30pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

FB has built an economy.

Good/Bad

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The Major  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:19:03pm

re: #142 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dude, you have no idea. In the 6 hours from noon to 6 PM, 6 inches of snow has dropped

I lived there for 8 years, Dopefish - I am all too aware of what shuts down MSP.

Who knows - I may get up there during the summer for work - we’ll have to see….

165
Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:20:10pm

re: #162 ObserverArt

Jordan, your post reminded me about another public gathering today. I almost forgot.

The Gun Rights Supporters Gatherings to Answer The Students From Parkland FLA.

ABC News -Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

We’ve banned production of automatic weapons. If that causes all guns to be banned what are they killing with?

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:20:12pm

re: #162 ObserverArt

During a pro-gun-rights gathering in Atlanta on Saturday, more than a quarter of the estimated 160 rally-goers carried weapons, as well as flags and signs saying “Don’t Tread On Me”

Not seen: flags and signs saying “Don’t blame me if I drop it and it goes off, it was an accident.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:22:39pm

And you know what pro-gun rights people do have the right to demonstrate but man am I so tired of them acting like the fucking victim.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:23:17pm

Can’t tell you how many times I have to be patronized by a gun nut because I don’t have an encyclopedic knowledge about guns. Last I saw, that hasn’t stopped you from commenting about what the hell liberallism is.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:24:53pm

re: #128 Anymouse 🌹

Eris is bigger.

Actually, we thought that for a while, but IIRC, we found out it’s not—Pluto is still the largest Kuiper-Belt object (slightly).

The real reason Pluto is not a planet is that if it isn’t a planet, then there are 8 planets. If it is a planet, then there are at least 200 planets, maybe many more. Who wants that?

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:25:50pm

re: #169 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Actually, we thought that for a while, but IIRC, we found out it’s not—Pluto is still the largest Kuiper-Belt object (slightly).

The real reason Pluto is not a planet is that if it isn’t a planet, then there are 8 planets. If it is a planet, then there are at least 200 planets, maybe many more. Who wants that?

I certainly wouldn’t want to have to sit through the elementary school play about all of them.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:29:27pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

yep

Good news, HB 227 to kill the solar energy industry in Kentucky, which the utilities heavily lobbied for, died on the last day of the session today because it didn’t have the votes. The people beat the money for a change!

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:31:32pm

Why it might be harder to flip conservatives on the Plains than it might appear:

Consider the 200 counties that had the strongest per capita income growth nationwide from 2000 to 2016.3 More than 60 percent of those counties — 122 — are designated “completely rural” by the U.S. Census Bureau. And the vast majority of those — 99 — lie in a vertical band of 10 states that stretch from North Dakota and Montana south to New Mexico and Texas.4 That’s five times what you’d expect from chance alone; rural counties in this region make up just 10 percent of all counties nationwide, but nearly half of the top 200 with the highest income growth.5

Look to rural areas elsewhere in the country, and it’s a different story. The median change in per capita income for the rural counties in the band was 38 percent, compared with just 21 percent for all the rural counties outside of that area. Only two rural counties in the entire area that stretches from Mississippi across to Florida and up to Delaware6 even crack the list of the top 200. Nebraska alone has six in the top 10. (my emphasis)

fivethirtyeight.com

Of course, Trump has little to do with this. However, he’ll get the credit for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:32:07pm
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Varek Raith  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:33:08pm

I have my ac on.
:P

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:34:02pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:34:12pm

re: #110 Sea Mexican!

Just read it … oh boy. Thankfully, Bevin isn’t a fireman. He would try to put out a fire by throwing gasoline into it.

I thought I would never live to see another Democrat elected Governor of Kentucky. Bevin is doing his level best to prove me wrong.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:34:33pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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Varek Raith  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:34:48pm

re: #149 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I pay therefore I am.

[Embedded content]

Chicken or egg?
So many questions…

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:34:54pm

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹

Why it might be harder to flip conservatives on the Plains than it might appear:

fivethirtyeight.com

Of course, Trump has littlezero to do with this. However, he’ll get the credit for it.

Since he wasn’t president from 2000 to 2016.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:34:55pm

re: #174 Varek Raith

I should have mine on. My bedroom is 80 degrees.

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:35:22pm

re: #174 Varek Raith

I have my ac on.
:P

Us too.

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Varek Raith  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:36:09pm

re: #181 PhillyPretzel

I should have mine on. My bedroom is 80 degrees.

re: #182 JordanRules

Us too.

Spring?
Who needs spring?!
Am I right?
/

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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:36:13pm
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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:36:58pm

Disneyfied Distracted Guy meme

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:37:58pm

Dang. I can hear the ice cream truck.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:39:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:40:23pm
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Varek Raith  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:40:58pm

re: #187 Backwoods_Sleuth

Morons calling others morons…
Lol.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:41:16pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

I have never been on Facebook. I would dearly love to see Websites eliminate the attachments to Facebook.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:42:09pm

re: #188 Charles Johnson

Logic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:42:36pm
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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:42:59pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

The derp in the replies is a hoot. So many people thinking they can say “You’re no scientist. Climate has been changing for millions of years” as if they’re smart.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:43:15pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:43:33pm

re: #122 Anymouse 🌹

Starbucks issue with arresting two men gets worse …

[Embedded content]

Starbucks is going to be apologizing and paying a lot of money, and somebody’s ass is getting fired.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:43:49pm

re: #180 Belafon

Since he wasn’t president from 2000 to 2016.

And Katrina was Obama’s fault.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:44:55pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Yeah but gun owners are like Jews in Nazi Germany.//

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:45:52pm

Like, how the fuck do you get all mad and spicy at science?!?

So ridiculous.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:46:33pm

re: #198 JordanRules

Like, how the fuck do you get all mad and spicy at science?!?

So ridiculous.

Superstition but yeah I hear ya, science is everywhere in our lives.

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:48:26pm

re: #199 HappyWarrior

Superstition but yeah I hear ya, science is everywhere in our lives.

It’s like getting mad at air.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:49:01pm

re: #198 JordanRules

Like, how the fuck do you get all mad and spicy at science?!?

So ridiculous.

If you start accepting the scientific method, then you might start questioning your other beliefs, such as the belief that it’s always the black man’s fault.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:49:24pm

re: #200 JordanRules

It’s like getting mad at air.

Oh, they’re mad at that, too.

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Interesting Times  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:49:27pm

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:49:52pm

re: #193 Belafon

The derp in the replies is a hoot. So many people thinking they can say “You’re no scientist. Climate has been changing for millions of years” as if they’re smart.

And how is it we know climate has been changing for millions of years? That’s right… SCIENCE, BITCHES!

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dangerman  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:49:52pm

re: #127 freetoken

[Embedded content]


How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:49:58pm

re: #186 PhillyPretzel

Dang. I can hear the ice cream truck.

There are no ice cream trucks here, but the street cleaning trucks — for no apparent reason — play “Silent Night” and “We Wish a Merry Christmas” year round. In other cities, the jingle is usually “It’s a Small World,” which I remember hearing for the first time at the NY World’s Fair in 1964. It followed me across time and space. Dammit.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:51:23pm

re: #206 wheat-dogg

There are no ice cream trucks here, but the street cleaning trucks — for no apparent reason — play “Silent Night” and “We Wish a Merry Christmas” year round. In other cities, the jingle is usually “It’s a Small World,” which I remember hearing for the first time at the NY World’s Fair in 1964. It followed me across time and space. Dammit.

Move here. We have no street cleaning trucks in my town, because we have no paved streets. Cheaper that way.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:51:48pm

re: #162 ObserverArt

Jordan, your post reminded me about another public gathering today. I almost forgot.

The Gun Rights Supporters Gatherings to Answer The Students From Parkland FLA.

ABC News -Gun rights advocates rally at state capitols across US

I drove past the gun nuts at the Kentucky Capitol today with their Gadsen Flags. It was a fairly small group, especially compared to the thousands of teachers who marched Friday.

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:52:34pm

re: #206 wheat-dogg

It followed me across time and space. Dammit.

It warned you why in the title and chorus.
It is a small world wheat!

Welp. Earworm activated.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:53:18pm

re: #190 Anymouse 🌹

I have never been on Facebook. I would dearly love to see Websites eliminate the attachments to Facebook.

Not likely to happen. As Charles notes, allowing people to post links to your content in their FB status drives traffic to your site. My WordPress site has a plugin that automatically re-posts a snippet of each blog to my FB page, for example. Sad to say, ignoring FB would be like ignoring Amazon or Google.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:54:00pm

Well, strictly, we have one paved street (US-26), but the state will close it soon for resurfacing. I presume all the detour traffic will be directed over our dirt streets.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:54:08pm

re: #206 wheat-dogg

Street Cleaning Day (Welcome to Night Vale):

The most important strategy for surviving Street Cleaning Day is to run. RUN. FORGET YOUR CHILDREN AND LEAVE BEHIND THE WEAK. RUN. Night Vale has contacted those experts who have not already gone underground or changed their identity, and has been told that Street Cleaners focus on heat and movement, and so the best strategy is to be dead already. If you have doors, lock them. If you have windows, board them up. If you still have ears, cover them, and crouch wherever you are. PLEASE, REMAIN CALM.

Very little is known about it aside from the fact that it is extremely dangerous to living citizens. Common known ways to avoid being eradicated by Street Cleaning Day include: hiding in enclosed areas, leaving Night Vale temporarily, and faking one’s own death.

The street cleaners occasionally run at night here. When they do, my kid and I do the mock panic required.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:55:02pm

re: #209 JordanRules

It warned you why in the title and chorus.
It is a small world wheat!

Welp. Earworm activated.

Now you see my problem.

214
Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:55:18pm

re: #210 wheat-dogg

Not likely to happen. As Charles notes, allowing people to post links to your content in their FB status drives traffic to your site. My WordPress site has a plugin that automatically re-posts a snippet of each blog to my FB page, for example. Sad to say, ignoring FB would be like ignoring Amazon or Google.

I imagine that’s so. Good reason to bring Facebook and Google under stricter regulation then, if they are part of the backbone of the Internet. (I don’t use Google either.)

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teleskiguy  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:56:23pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:57:02pm
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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:58:05pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:58:06pm

re: #200 JordanRules

It’s like getting mad at air.

Well, they certainly do not respect air. That goes to their lack of understanding science.

219
Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:58:57pm

Nate Silver shows cautious optimism that the Democratic Party will re-take the US Senate.
fivethirtyeight.com

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 6:59:02pm

re: #218 ObserverArt

Well, they certainly do not respect air. That goes to their lack of understanding science.

True!

Obligatory screw you Pruitt!!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:00:01pm

re: #214 Anymouse 🌹

I imagine that’s so. Good reason to bring Facebook and Google under stricter regulation then, if they are part of the backbone of the Internet. (I don’t use Google either.)

I’ve switched to using DuckDuckGo for most of my searching, but sometimes only Google can provide obscure links. To use either, I have to use a VPN. China does not block bing.com, but Microsoft’s version of web-search sucks bigly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:00:38pm

B&W photo makes it SERIOUS…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:01:09pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:02:12pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:03:07pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

B&W photo makes it SERIOUS…

[Embedded content]

I’ll show Obama and Clinton I can have a situation room photo taken and look concerned but decisive too!

Love me American! Love me!!!

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teleskiguy  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:03:18pm

Draw me like one of your french poodles.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:03:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:04:06pm

re: #221 wheat-dogg

I’ve switched to using DuckDuckGo for most of my searching, but sometimes only Google can provide obscure links. To use either, I have to use a VPN. China does not block bing.com, but Microsoft’s version of web-search sucks bigly.

I use ixquick.com (a Swiss firm) … it falls under Switzerland’s very strong privacy laws.

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teleskiguy  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:04:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:05:14pm

re: #229 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

[Embedded content]

Well, now we know who’s out in the swamp at night, humpin’ ‘gators.

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jaunte  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:06:11pm

re: #229 teleskiguy

The sheepish caucus.

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Interesting Times  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:06:19pm

re: #229 teleskiguy

233
scottslemmons  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:06:56pm

re: #230 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Well, now we know who’s out in the swamp at night, humpin’ ‘gators.

Goddammit, we gotta convince more Republicans to go have sex with alligators. Maybe have David Hogg tell ‘em not to fuck gators…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:07:51pm

re: #233 scottslemmons

Goddammit, we gotta convince more Republicans to go have sex with alligators. Maybe have David Hogg tell ‘em not to fuck gators…

See? Sometimes I can come up with good ideas.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:08:38pm

The history of “It’s a Small World (After All),” courtesy of Wikipedia.
en.wikipedia.org

The original idea for the UNICEF pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair was for each doll (each representing a nationality) to sing its national anthem. The end result was an acoustic mess. Walt Disney recommended a simple song that could be translated into different languages, and the result was “It’s Small World (After All).” The composers were the Sherman Brothers, who had written scads of songs for Disney motion pictures.

According to Wikipedia, the song has been played at least 50 million times. I’d argue that’s a conservative estimate.

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Anymouse 🌹  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:08:49pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:09:03pm

re: #219 Anymouse 🌹

Nate Silver shows cautious optimism that the Democratic Party will re-take the US Senate.
fivethirtyeight.com

I’m not rooting for McCain to die before May 30, but he hasn’t been able to do his job since December, and the right thing for him to do is to resign if he can’t do his job, instead of trying to hold out so that his constituents don’t have a choice in who replaces him for two more years.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:09:59pm

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹

I use ixquick.com (a Swiss firm) … it falls under Switzerland’s very strong privacy laws.

Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:13:40pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

B&W photo makes it SERIOUS…

[Embedded content]

& Mattis is grabbing the button.

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Belafon  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:15:50pm

re: #229 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

[Embedded content]

How dare you not let man spread his seed.

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JordanRules  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:16:59pm

re: #239 Stanley Sea

& Mattis is grabbing the button.

And Trump is all, that’s not how you grab ‘em Mad Dog!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:18:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:20:38pm
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Jay C  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:23:38pm

re: #235 wheat-dogg

The history of “It’s a Small World (After All),” courtesy of Wikipedia.
en.wikipedia.org

According to Wikipedia, the song has been played at least 50 million times. I’d argue that’s a conservative estimate.

AFAIC, it felt like I’d heard the damn song 50 million times after just one ride through IASW. Uncle Walt knew his business: when he commissioned an earworm, it was a hardy sucker….

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:29:48pm

re: #238 wheat-dogg

Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

I use startpage.com . They get results from Google (among many others), but don’t connect you directly with them.

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unproven innocence  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:40:43pm

re: #245 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“StartPage … by ixquick” —Same thing Anymouse mentioned.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:44:19pm

re: #246 unproven innocence

“Startpage … by izquick” —Same thing Anymouse mentioned.

Ah. OK. It doesn’t say that anywhere on the page (in my browser at least). If you search “izquick” they can’t seem to decide if they’re “izquick” or “ixquick”. Anyway, never mind….

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unproven innocence  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:47:17pm

re: #247 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Sorry abt the typo. Two distinct websites, but with essentially same features, I think.
startpage.com
ixquick.com

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 14, 2018 • 7:53:05pm

re: #248 unproven innocence

Sorry abt the typo. Two distinct websites, but with essentially same features, I think.
startpage.com
ixquick.com

I don’t think it was a typo. One of the search results was “ixquick” which went to “izquick.com

Anyway, I tried both—“izquick” was a blank page and “ixquick” was “Server Not Found”. They both said “ww1”. Am I on the wrong series of tubes internet?

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unproven innocence  Apr 14, 2018 • 8:17:15pm

re: #249 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I don’t think it was a typo. One of the search results was “ixquick” which went to “izquick.com

Anyway, I tried both—“izquick” was a blank page and “ixquick” was “Server Not Found”. They both said “ww1”. Am I on the wrong series of tubes internet?

According to WorldIP (a FFox extension), both show as located in the US, and typically the reverse DNS lookup produces no result, altho it did once for the ixquick tab. At that time, the IPV4 addresses were alike except for the final 8bits [edit]. At no time did either appear to be located in Switzerland.


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