Overnight Jam: Snarky Puppy Comrades Bokanté: “Limyè”

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Bokanté - Limyè
From the album “Strange Circles,” out now on GroundUP Music.

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Recorded and filmed at Dreamland Studios in West Hurley, New York, in April of 2016.

Written by Michael League & Malika Tirolien.
Music arranged by Michael League.
Vocals arranged and lyrics written by Malika Tirolien.

Produced by Michael League.

Personnel:
Malika Tirolien - vocals
Jamey Haddad - percussion
André Ferrari - percussion
Keita Ogawa - percussion
Chris McQueen - electric guitar
Bob Lanzetti - Hammertone electric guitar
Roosevelt Collier - lap steel guitar (solo)
Michael League - baritone electric guitar
Michael League – electric bass

Engineered and mixed by Nic Hard.
Assisted by Bella Blasko.
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC.
Filmed by Andy LaViolette, Simon C.F. Yu, Yusuke Suzuki, and Michael League.

Facebook - @Bokanté / BokanteMusic
Instagram - @BokanteMusic
Twitter - @BokanteMusic
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Lyrics:

Verse
too many lights out
even today, the wind extinguished another flame
how can we see if there is no light?
day by day
the house is losing its warmth
coldness is smiling
how will we warm ourselves without the fire
even the stars fall as rain
pouring out the windows of our hearts
we can’t travel if the stars are falling
the night is eating the children of the sun
what will become of us
if she can’t be satisfied?

Chorus
help
the light is off
it is dark
we need to see
send some lights

Verse
hope took a boat
and never came back
light a fire
so we can guide it home
hurry
saw some wood
rub some stones
set it alight

Chorus
help
the light is off
it is dark
we need to see
send some lights
turn on the light
send us some lights
before mine goes out

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267 comments

1
freetoken  Apr 16, 2018 • 9:26:16pm

PZed swats down a now old idiocy:

Irreduciblablabla Complexidoozits

2
MsJ  Apr 16, 2018 • 9:33:00pm
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Varek Raith  Apr 16, 2018 • 9:47:20pm

Just heard the news on Hannity.
Lol.

4
Stanley Sea  Apr 16, 2018 • 9:56:34pm

Must watch video

Bruce Springsteen dances with his 92-year-old mom at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park

nj.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:00:41pm

re: #3 Varek Raith

Just heard the news on Hannity.
Lol.

If people cared about responsible, objective journalism, this would spell the end of his career. But if people cared about objective journalism, they would not be watching Fox in the first place.

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MsJ  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:01:53pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:09:53pm

re: #6 MsJ

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Now to be fair, there really should be four pictures because Stein picked up where Bernie left off, driving a larger wedge in the crack Bernie had started.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:12:38pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:15:34pm

Dude, could you not be so obvious, brah?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:18:15pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

Colorado driver arrested in Indiana after police say they found more than 78 pounds of pot in his SUV:

personal stash

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:20:51pm

re: #1 freetoken

PZed swats down a now old idiocy:

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Video

I first heard when I was in about the 6th grade that a single light sensitive cell could be a survival advantage, allowing like offspring to breed and survive more than those who lacked this simple mutation. This would continue, with further advantage from increasing complexity until a complete eye develops. This seemed obvious, almost too simple, to me. It is too difficult for creationists though. I wonder if this is an example of attacking the opponent’s strongest point, they choose the eye as their pet example of “irreducible complexity” specifically because its evolution is so easy to understand.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:24:18pm

Creationists are evil, handmaidens of Satan. I don’t believe in Satan, btw, but I do believe in his handmaidens, having known many of them.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:25:26pm

re: #10 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

personal stash

I smoke, and the amount in that rear compartment of a full-sized SUV would tide me over for many years, and all my friends too.

I bought a half pound once (8 oz.) before legalization, cost me $2500. I sold maybe two ounces and kept the rest for myself. That shit lasted almost three winters.

14
Varek Raith  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:27:15pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

Dude, could you not be so obvious, brah?

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Dave’s not here man.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:27:40pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

I remember *the day* I ran out of that weed, in the spring of 2008 in Steamboat.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:30:39pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

in the spring of 2008 in Steamboat.

It snowed everyday for four months straight that winter.

17
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:30:47pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

Dude, could you not be so obvious, brah?

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Varek Raith  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:33:08pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

It snowed everyday for four months straight that winter.

Well shit, no wonder you smoked it all.
/:P

19
Varek Raith  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:37:44pm

Now I know what 78lbs of pot looks like.
Thanks, Obama.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:38:56pm

re: #18 Varek Raith

Well shit, no wonder you smoked it all.
/:P

That winter was extremely fun, the most fun winter I’ve ever had. It was also a parallel nightmare. All that snow has to go somewhere. Everybody in town wasn’t getting enough sleep during the middle of that winter because in addition to work, play, and adulting, there was snow removal, and we had to make time for that. It was intense.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:40:21pm

re: #19 Varek Raith

Now I know what 78lbs of pot looks like.
Thanks, Obama.

Each one of those bags in the back is one pound vacuum sealed (yes, I know these things, shut up!). So yeah, he had 78 of those bad boys in the back.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:42:48pm

re: #20 teleskiguy

That winter was extremely fun, the most fun winter I’ve ever had. It was also a parallel nightmare. All that snow has to go somewhere. Everybody in town wasn’t getting enough sleep during the middle of that winter because in addition to work, play, and adulting, there was snow removal, and we had to make time for that. It was intense.

I recall a winter like that in Flagstaff in 1986, we had run some Mendocino weed up from Tucson weed that you could could really only take two or three hits off of before becoming too stoned to relight the pipe…

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:44:52pm

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

weed that you could could really only take two or three hits off of before becoming too stoned to relight the pipe…

Now available in corner stores in Colorado at $50/quarter.

24
Citizen K  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:47:10pm

Elon’s entire thread from the start is worth reading

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:48:15pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

Now available in corner stores in Colorado at $50/quarter.

In recent years I seem to have somehow lost the ability to enjoy weed, it no longer makes me happy and creative, I just fall into a state of catatonic crisis and cannot do anything useful or even entertaining except watch video.

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Varek Raith  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:51:42pm

Windows 10 sure is annoying.
Spent an hour just setting it up to look and function (THE FREAKING START MENU!) like 7. So many options are just hidden in layers of menus and such. WHY? I’ll admit, it runs a bit faster than 7. Still on the fence about keeping it.
*Shrugs*

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:56:40pm

re: #20 teleskiguy

That winter was extremely fun, the most fun winter I’ve ever had. It was also a parallel nightmare. All that snow has to go somewhere. Everybody in town wasn’t getting enough sleep during the middle of that winter because in addition to work, play, and adulting, there was snow removal, and we had to make time for that. It was intense.

That winter my roommates and I gave up on our deck at the end of January, this picture was taken a week or two later.

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Varek Raith  Apr 16, 2018 • 10:57:40pm

re: #27 teleskiguy

Just fire up the grill!
Snow will be gone never.
:)

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:02:11pm

re: #28 Varek Raith

THE SKIING THOUGH!!!

I found a perfect GIF. Seriously, this was my head every day for four months.

Giphy

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:03:20pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:14:06pm

re: #30 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m really worried that tRump, Bolton, et. al. think the “DPRK News Service” is really from the DPRK, and get so mad they start bombing them….

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:15:14pm

Yay!! Just efiled my federal and state taxes and paid money to both :-(. Usually get a refund from the feds but not this year. But at least they are done.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:35:33pm

re: #32 Hecuba’s daughter

Yay!! Just efiled my federal and state taxes and paid money to both :-(. Usually get a refund from the feds but not this year. But at least they are done.

Did mine yesterday. Was a relief, though I didn’t owe anything (Yay! Foreign income exclusion for the win!) and got no refund (naturally).

34
JordanRules  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:40:28pm
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JordanRules  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:48:52pm

All the hats!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 16, 2018 • 11:51:50pm

re: #34 JordanRules

1971 JCPenney Catalog:
— Towels so beautiful, you’ll want to wear them!

I have a rug with that pattern

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Stanley Sea  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:11:11am

So, I lost an apartment tonight that I was planning to leave on 6/30.

I believe I released some bad assed demon when I cleaned out the huge closet, looked through all the old pix, the old cards etc.

What a shitshow. The neighbor came home, turned her water is off. It is still pouring/dripping down.

Tomorrow = insurance calls etc. Tonight on the couch. Kitty is scared of the dripping water, she’s hiding in the BR still.

I wish LGF (hey Charles!) could accept large photos, I’d post em. No energy to re-size them.

Cuz the damage is amazing to look at. Really!

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:13:21am

re: #37 Stanley Sea

Sorry to hear that.

Regarding the photos - you could always post them to say a google drive folder, flickr, or any online hosting site, and put links here.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:16:30am

re: #37 Stanley Sea

So, I lost an apartment tonight that I was planning to leave on 6/30.

I believe I released some bad assed demon when I cleaned out the huge closet, looked through all the old pix, the old cards etc.

What a shitshow. The neighbor came home, turned her water is off. It is still pouring/dripping down.

Tomorrow = insurance calls etc. Tonight on the couch. Kitty is scared of the dripping water, she’s hiding in the BR still.

I wish LGF (hey Charles!) could accept large photos, I’d post em. No energy to re-size them.

Cuz the damage is amazing to look at. Really!

FYI Twitter’s photo size limit is something like 5 mb so you can tweet them and embed the tweets here.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:19:55am

re: #38 freetoken

Sorry to hear that.

Regarding the photos - you could always post them to say a google drive folder, flickr, or any online hosting site, and put links here.

photo is on phone, transfer to other place

post

too much trouble.

Going to unplug the TV etc. & make up the couch.

Thanks for listening to my trauma!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:22:44am

re: #40 Stanley Sea

photo is on phone, transfer to other place

post

too much trouble.

Going to unplug the TV etc. & make up the couch.

Thanks for listening to my trauma!

Don’t forget to kick your neighbor in the box and shove her.

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JordanRules  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:29:36am
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Single-handed sailor  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:31:53am

I found L.A. Confidential on Netflix. I’ve only seen this once before. I forget the plot but I remember I liked it.

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Cheechako  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:37:22am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:45:18am

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Don’t forget to kick your neighbor in the box and shove her.

I hugged her. Her trauma $$ is prob gonna outweigh mine.

Except for the work stoppage. mmm another claim.

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petesh  Apr 17, 2018 • 1:10:09am

re: #13 teleskiguy

I smoke, and the amount in that rear compartment of a full-sized SUV would tide me over for many years, and all my friends too.

I bought a half pound once (8 oz.) before legalization, cost me $2500. I sold maybe two ounces and kept the rest for myself. That shit lasted almost three winters.

How did you keep it fresh enough? Freezing? Orange peel? Mine tends to get dry after less time than that, though I’ve had some for a while. Right now, I’ve got at least six flavors, all in small quantities, and I’m damned if I know which is from when but some are getting a tad dry for the pipe.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 1:15:14am

re: #46 petesh

I little orange peel in the container works

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 1:18:56am

doesn’t the THC tend to break down after a while unless you freeze it?

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 1:36:17am

Old prude that I am… I don’t know why anyone would want to destroy their lungs by smoking anything.

What I wonder is, if THC is the preferred method of self-medication, why don’t people come up with a more effective, less damaging, method of delivery?

This is one area where opioids have advanced greatly. No longer do you need to go to opium dens and clog up your lungs. Popping a simple pill is all it takes.

Note that I’m not damning anyone for self-medication. Everyone has their methods of choice in how to handle the pressures of life (I tend to overeat, especially sugar and chocolate.)

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 17, 2018 • 1:45:05am

re: #47 Dave In Austin

I take a square inch of paper towel, wet it and stick it inside the lid of my stash jar. That works for about 1/4-1/2 ounce for about 3-10 days depending on air seal and how often it’s opened and humidity, etc. Poor man’s humidor. Large quantities should be vacuum packed.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:19:13am

I’m currently listening to Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and I have to say, I can certainly understand why it won the Pulitzer Prize.

Congrats on winning a prestigious award.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:20:34am

re: #49 freetoken

Old prude that I am… I don’t know why anyone would want to destroy their lungs by smoking anything.

What I wonder is, if THC is the preferred method of self-medication, why don’t people come up with a more effective, less damaging, method of delivery?

This is one area where opioids have advanced greatly. No longer do you need to go to opium dens and clog up your lungs. Popping a simple pill is all it takes.

Note that I’m not damning anyone for self-medication. Everyone has their methods of choice in how to handle the pressures of life (I tend to overeat, especially sugar and chocolate.)

Vaping seems to be big these days, have never tried it.

I pretty much gave up smoking, THC no longer makes me happy or relaxed or creative, just existentially catatonic and ravenously hungry…

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:24:01am

Sensitive to all sorts of smoke I am. Don’t have COPD, but still, can’t stand the smell of smoke. Even campfires and fireplaces send me running.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:24:42am

It’s past the middle of April, and the north central part of his country are seeing lows more in keeping with winter:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:29:04am

re: #54 freetoken

It’s past the middle of April, and the north central part of his country are seeing lows more in keeping with winter:

just convert to Celsius and you have a warm summer’s day…

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Danack  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:54:15am

I’ve just realised something that seems pretty obvious.

The intelligence services have been monitoring Cohens electronic communications allegedly.

It came out a few days before the raid that Cohen was in the habit of recording telephone calls and possibly wearing a wire to record in person communications.

I’m guessing that in the days between Cohen’s recording predilection being revealed, and the warrant being granted and executed, there were some very……..’energetic’ phone calls from Trump and other senior Republicans encouraging Cohen to delete the tapes before the feds seize them.

If the warrant to seize the documents is ever revealed, I’m going to bet that it shows Trump ordering the destruction of the tapes, and that’s what convinced the judge to allow the feds to seize them rather than subpoena them.

Which would be a really easy thing to demonstrate ‘obstruction of justice’ for - much easier than proving that firing Comey was designed to obstruct the investigation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 2:58:28am

re: #56 Danack

yes, this is shaping up to be the Trump version of Nixon’s White House Tapes

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 3:01:30am

I’ve had 2 major lower back surgeries back in the ‘80’s. All in all I’m one of the lucky ones that has made it thru a fairly physical career after these surgeries. I never had the stomach for opioid painkillers other than the few times spasmodic episodes would land me screaming on the floor of the Emergency Room. Pain is a constant partner for me. It’s always there in one form or another and gets no easier as I get older. Those surgeries are now 30+ yrs old now. I have bottles of Opiods here that I’ll prolly never use. High doses of ibu for the swelling and the canna helps me not dwell on it. Then I can get on with the penance of my life.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 17, 2018 • 3:06:15am

re: #8 teleskiguy

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 17, 2018 • 3:33:14am

It’s now 39F in the SF East Bay. I stepped outside and wasn’t prepared for that. I’m still shivering.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 17, 2018 • 3:44:17am

re: #24 Citizen K

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Elon’s entire thread from the start is worth reading

As I expected, the manager who called the cops at that Starbucks has been fired.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 17, 2018 • 3:48:10am

re: #31 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’m really worried that tRump, Bolton, et. al. think the “DPRK News Service” is really from the DPRK, and get so mad they start bombing them….

I was somewhat reassured to read that Mattis prevailed over Bolton, who of course wanted to launch a major bombing campaign in Syria. If Mattis leaves this Administration, we are well and truly screwed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 3:54:45am

re: #61 Big Beautiful Door

As I expected, the manager who called the cops at that Starbucks has been fired.

I would like to near the manager’s side, not out of sympathy or understanding, but just to gain some insight into what led him to make such a decision in the first place, whether he really thought that was part of doing his job or if he had other overriding motivations.

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JordanRules  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:01:14am

re: #49 freetoken

Old prude that I am… I don’t know why anyone would want to destroy their lungs by smoking anything.

What I wonder is, if THC is the preferred method of self-medication, why don’t people come up with a more effective, less damaging, method of delivery?

This is one area where opioids have advanced greatly. No longer do you need to go to opium dens and clog up your lungs. Popping a simple pill is all it takes.

Note that I’m not damning anyone for self-medication. Everyone has their methods of choice in how to handle the pressures of life (I tend to overeat, especially sugar and chocolate.)

Whoa! You’re missing a whole exciting industry.

en.m.wikipedia.org

leafly.com

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JordanRules  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:03:40am

re: #61 Big Beautiful Door

As I expected, the manager who called the cops at that Starbucks has been fired.

Folks are saying transferred to a different store, not fired. I’m not sure. The statement isn’t definitive

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:14:51am

re: #64 JordanRules

Whoa! You’re missing a whole exciting industry.

Not surprising, given my increasingly old-fogey transition.

But, I thought that consumption of cannabis in food and drink reduces the absorption of THC, as that molecule breaks down so easily, no?

I was thinking the ideal method of delivery would be more along the lines of a nasal gel.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:19:37am

re: #65 JordanRules

Folks are saying transferred to a different store, not fired. I’m not sure. The statement isn’t definitive

I got that impression myself. Typical Yahoo article, the comments are racists, vile, and support the manager who called the police.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:57:07am

Couldn’t happen to a more richly deserving fuckwit:

Alex Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ― where a shooter killed 20 small children and six adults ― was faked. He has claimed the parents of these dead children are liars and “crisis actors.”

Now, those parents are coming after him.

In a pair of lawsuits filed late Monday, the parents of two children who died in the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, say Jones’ repeated lies and conspiratorial ravings have led to death threats. The suits join at least two other recent cases accusing the Infowars host of defamation.

Long story short;

The defamation lawsuits could have devastating consequences for Jones and Infowars, especially because these are not the only ones against him. In March, the man who recorded the deadly car attack at last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, sued Jones for calling him a “deep state shill” and a “CIA asset” who helped organize the attack ― he’s not, and he didn’t.

huffingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:57:40am

re: #67 Dave In Austin

I got that impression myself. Typical Yahoo article, the comments are racists, vile, and support the manager who called the police.

By people no doubt who think whites are discriminated against. I was amazed how calm the two guys were. If I were being arrested for no reason like that, I’d be raising hell.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2018 • 4:59:30am

I’m sure I’ve missed it because this place is so active and my silly ass life is in the way but where are Decatur Deb and Klys?

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:00:04am

re: #69 HappyWarrior

“Tey hadn’t Paid!!!!!!” seems to be a reoccurring theme.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:00:52am

re: #69 HappyWarrior
If they had raised hell they’d likely be dead or still in jail.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:04:21am

The other thing here is the police reaction which IMO, could have been much better. Like a simple question to both parties like say,
“There seems to be an issue here, what’s your side of the story?”.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:05:23am

re: #72 A Mom Anon

If they had raised hell they’d likely be dead or still in jail.

Exactly. And that’s definitely my privilege talking.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:06:46am

re: #71 Dave In Austin

“Tey hadn’t Paid!!!!!!” seems to be a reoccurring theme.

You know, I’ve been to Starbucks quite a few times either waiting for someone or just taking advantage of the WiFi, no one bothered me, gee wonder why.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:07:16am

re: #73 Dave In Austin

The other thing here is the police reaction which IMO, could have been much better. Like a simple question to both parties like say,
“There seems to be an issue here, what’s your side of the story?”.

Great point. Agreed.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:07:51am

re: #70 A Mom Anon

I’m sure I’ve missed it because this place is so active and my silly ass life is in the way but where are Decatur Deb and Klys?

Haven’t seen either in awhile unfortunately.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:10:25am

re: #73 Dave In Austin

The other thing here is the police reaction which IMO, could have been much better. Like a simple question to both parties like say,
“There seems to be an issue here, what’s your side of the story?”.

I recall reading that the officers insisted that it was their duty in such instances to intervene.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:12:21am

re: #65 JordanRules

Folks are saying transferred to a different store, not fired. I’m not sure. The statement isn’t definitive

The Hill article I just read said that she is no longer with the company.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:15:51am

re: #78 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall reading that the officers insisted that it was their duty in such instances to intervene.

It was their duty to respond to the accusation of trespassing and investigate. That should have, at worst, resulted in being asked to move along. There was nothing in the incident implying arrest as being an appropriate response for anyone but this being America if you are non-white, especially if you are black or Native American, you will be arrested no matter what. No one will care unless you’re one of the rare ones that someone videos it happening to AND the video goes sufficiently viral.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:18:24am

re: #80 William Lewis

It was their duty to respond to the accusation of trespassing and investigate. That should have, at worst, resulted in being asked to move along. There was nothing in the incident implying arrest as being an appropriate response for anyone but this being America if you are non-white, especially if you are black or Native American, you will be arrested no matter what. No one will care unless you’re one of the rare ones that someone videos it happening to AND the video goes sufficiently viral.

Yes, it seems that they simply and unquestioningly followed the managers assertion that they were “creating a disturbance”, which even the most cursory questioning would have disproved.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:18:59am

re: #80 William Lewis

It was their duty to respond to the accusation of trespassing and investigate. That should have, at worst, resulted in being asked to move along. There was nothing in the incident implying arrest as being an appropriate response for anyone but this being America if you are non-white, especially if you are black or Native American, you will be arrested no matter what. No one will care unless you’re one of the rare ones that someone videos it happening to AND the video goes sufficiently viral.

I’m glad you brought up Native Americans. That’s something ignored.

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:19:55am

Imgur


Good morning!

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:22:15am

So, I’m going through the presentations at the current annual APS April meeting (it ends Tuesday), and a presentation from Monday, on physics education, caught my eye:

Abstract: U10.00008 : Privilege and Broadening Participation in Physics

I went in naively to read the presentation (available as a PowerPoint presentation at the link, which I downloaded and extracted a few images to post here). Now, this is not a recorded section, so we don’t really know what was spoken with the slides, but I think the presentation and additional information (below) will speak for themselves.

The presenter, Lio Burko, takes on a couple of recent articles in the physics press that evidently bothers him. First up is a Physics Today paper by three women. Burko quotes them:

Then, he proposes a way to test these claims:

Seems innocent enough (it’s not, but stick with me here.)

He uses publicly available data to show:

The implication, as it must have been spoken and not in the slides, that as the percentage of women as graduates is not different than the percentage of women as undergraduates in physics, then the claimed inequities due to treatment of women must be false. I think we can conclude that, given his next slide:

Well then, that’s a slide with attitude.

So he showed those women, didn’t he!

Well, no.

Let’s go back to his first error, which is more than an error but is in fact malfeasance. In the first slide I posted above Burko superimposes two quotes from the authors of the Physics Today article. By doing so he’s making it appear as if they proposed a simple syllogism (that B followed directly from A.)

But that is not what their article says.

Here is their article:
Gender matters

Note that Burko’s 2nd quote of them is their tag-line/subtitle. It’s the overall topic of the article, not a conclusion directly drawn from just any single assertion.

As for the first quote that Burko lifted, about microaggressions, it is embedded in a larger paragraph from their article:

Furthermore, surveys and studies have found that female physicists, particularly graduate students, frequently encounter microaggressions—small interactions that may seem innocuous individually but present a picture of gender bias when viewed in a pattern. The stories that opened this piece are all drawn from real experiences, and all are examples of microaggressions. The professors in the stories may not have intended to be hostile, but when female physicists are subjected to such comments on a regular basis, the cumulative effect is isolating and demoralizing.

The discussion of “microaggressions” is about discerning a pattern of behavior in the entire field.

Burko has been very disingenuous.

But even more - he’s not very insightful.

Let’s go back to the slide with his data of women in physics program. What stands out to you?

Yeah, the data itself shows that women in physics only account for one fifth of the physics students, when in our society women in that age group slightly outnumber men.

In physics terms, the gender balance in physics is very much out of equilibrium with the gender balance in the general population.

So, the real question, give that time series of data, is why is the female enrollment proportion in physics not equilibrating?

Burko doesn’t go into that.

Am I being too hard on him?

Well, let’s find out. His presentation goes on to critique another article by a duo, Scherr and Robertson. That article is found in “The Physics Teacher”, from last year: Unveiling Privilege to Broaden Participation

The underrepresentation of women and people of color in physics has been attributed to a wide variety of factors ranging from society-wide conditions such as income inequality and sparse role models, to daily interpersonal interactions that disadvantage or discourage women and people of color from pursuing physics. These factors may be seen as manifestations of White and/or male privilege: social, economic, educational, or political advantages that are made available to Whites and males on the basis of their social identity. White male privilege pervades the discipline of physics as well as the classrooms in which physics is taught and learned. For example, physics is portrayed in textbooks as the product of individual great men, independent of all social or political contexts, rather than as being shaped by the culture of the European Enlightenment (among other cultures) or the conditions during specific international conflicts.

[Emphasis mine]

Now, that abstract covers topics somewhat more conceptual and broad ranging than the Physics Today article previously discussed (which is not really controversial, except to those who are perhaps guilty of misogyny.)

The comment about textbooks is a common one for those who are confronting the biases in textbooks in general - this is hardly restricted to physics.

But Burko offers up as a counter narrative two quotes from the recent Nobel in physics award. Here is the one from Kip Thorne:

Good for Kip in recognizing the mass of people behind the discovery of gravitational waves.

But, and this is important, the authors Burko is critiquing are discussing the long trend in textbooks, not statements from a couple of famous physicists in 2017.

As if to somehow counter the narrative that physics has been hostile to females (as if the earlier numbers about 20% are not damning enough), Burko throws up a slide of three women who worked long ago:

Adding the Sokal and Bricmont quote is irrelevant to the actual issue of women under representation in physics. That a few women in the history of science stand out is damning enough because they wouldn’t stand out if their presence wasn’t so unusual.

Burko throwing up that quote of Sokal and Bricmont (ignoring for now any discussion of the validity of their own claims, which Burko has appropriated here improperly) with a picture of three women reminds me so much of Confederate sympathizers who think because they can find in the early colonial records a few black free people who owned black slaves that it somehow makes the owning of slaves in the Confederate states not so bad.

Burko then goes on to further try and counter Scherr and Robertson’s critique, that of the use of the language of “laws” being rooted in deeply patristic religions. Burko claims that since Paley’s claims (about the “watchmaker” etc.) are fallacies, this issue raised by Scherr and Robertson is of no effect.

But at we here all know, Creationism is alive and well in America. And I claim (along with Scherr and Robertson) that the language of many scientists today is still loaded with too many borrowed ideas from creationists (see my long ramblings about cosmology as an example.)

Anyway, it appears to me that Burko has a real problem with women commenting on the society of physics, past and present.

BTW, I never heard of Burko before. He teaches at a new college Georgia that may be a fine college, but he has almost no presence on their website.

His letter to the editor of “The Physics Teacher” was published by that periodical, and Scherr responded. You can read it here: aapt.scitation.org

Burko has little presence on twitter, too.

Given that the internet is forever I decided to do a little hunting. It appears Lior Burko used to be the University of Alabama Huntsville. He studies general relativity (black holes and such.)

While at UAH, Burko appears to have been the heavy for the administration, in pushing back against students who criticized the university:

FIRE’s Letter to University of Alabama in Huntsville President David B. Williams, December 5, 2007

Halverstadt charged Ganiere and Parks with injurious conduct, assisting misconduct, false information, and disruption of university activity. On November 12, Professor Lior Burko, as Preliminary Action Officer, notified Ganiere and Parks of the charges. Since then they have been under investigation in this case. Parks has reported that Burko has already asked him to write a letter of apology, effectively requesting that Parks admit his supposed “misconduct.”

The charges by the University against the students were dismissed, btw.

Regarding the APS, their meeting has several sections about representation in physics and the historical problems of the practice of physics. I notice that the person running the section of the meeting in which Burko’s presentation was to appear put Burko last in the day, when many people would have already filtered out, if that is any indication of what they thought of it.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:22:33am

The cuff were inappropriate and a trip to the station was unneeded. Period!

I roast my own fucking coffee….. So that’s where I stand.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:23:58am

re: #80 William Lewis

…if you are non-white, especially if you are black or Native American, you will be arrested no matter what. No one will care unless you’re one of the rare ones that someone videos it happening to AND the video goes sufficiently viral.

A counter argument to the disproportionately high rate of incarceration for blacks is that they commit more crimes than whites…but that argument assumes that they are treated neutrally by law enforcement…

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:24:28am

re: #82 HappyWarrior

I’m glad you brought up Native Americans. That’s something ignored.

I worry about it alot up north here where there is a large Native population not only for their sake (the highest level of incarceration of any race in Wisconsin but only 1.1% of the population) but also my son’s Asian features are very similar to those of Native Americans. Not a good thing to combine with hostility to authority from his metal health issues…

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JordanRules  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:25:20am

re: #79 Patricia Kayden

The Hill article I just read said that she is no longer with the company.

Thanks for the update!

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:28:26am

That was a bit of a long missive by me so early in the morning…

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:28:35am

re: #87 William Lewis

I worry about it alot up north here where there is a large Native population not only for their sake (the highest level of incarceration of any race in Wisconsin but only 1.1% of the population) but also my son’s Asian features are very similar to those of Native Americans. Not a good thing to combine with hostility to authority from his metal health issues…

It’s unfortunately forgotten I think because NAs are such a small group. I actually don’t know anyone of full or predominant NA background. I just think about poor Ira Hayes, a hero who got discarded just like that.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:29:00am

re: #87 William Lewis

How is your son doing these days? I think about you guys often.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:31:08am

re: #90 HappyWarrior

It’s unfortunately forgotten I think because NAs are such a small group. I actually don’t know anyone of full or predominant NA background. I just think about poor Ira Hayes, a hero who got discarded just like that.

I used to live in Flagstaff, Arizona. I can tell you a lot of stories about how Native Americans got along with the locals and the police.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:32:35am

I really think what defines individuals is their empathy or at least trying to. You guys have heard about my wingnut friend. He doesn’t empathize at all. My closest brother in age and the father of my niece does. He’s able to try to understand tribes seldom contacted by the modern world. I know I sound like a broken record but I really think attempting to understand those totally different from yourself is what separates a liberal from a conservative on a purely human, non ideological level.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:33:17am

Way, way back when I was in school, the physics department was almost all male. Only one female on the faculty that I can remember, and only a few female physics majors (none in my year.) And it’s a big school with a significant physics department.

Looking back I realize how absolutely skewed my environment was, compared to the rest of the world.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:34:36am

Correction: only one female physics major that I can remember. The other young woman was an astro major.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:35:55am

re: #93 HappyWarrior

… I really think attempting to understand those totally different from yourself is what separates a liberal from a conservative on a purely human, non ideological level.

It is also the ability not to see them as an immediate threat to your property, culture or well-being.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:38:18am

Brian Cox has had it with idiots in his Twitter replies:

Thing is, Cox’s idiot repliers sound like down-right geniuses compared to Trumpers.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:38:27am

re: #91 A Mom Anon

How is your son doing these days? I think about you guys often.

He’s doing pretty good. He doesn’t get along too well with school so at my suggestion they’re putting together a multi-disciplinary curriculum for him in Robotics using Lego Mindstorms.

Meanwhile I did 32 hours at the store this weekend (most yet) but then got told I can’t have any more hours this week and so now I don’t work again till a week from today. I can’t live on what I make up here (I still haven’t paid this months rent and don’t even think about paying for meds…) but I can’t stand the thought of moving further away from my son.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:44:54am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is also the ability not to see them as an immediate threat to your property, culture or well-being.

Oh absolutely. When I meet someone with an unfamiliar name or accent, I want to learn more. This country is just as much theirs as it is mine.

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lizardofid  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:46:04am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A counter argument to the disproportionately high rate of incarceration for blacks is that they commit more crimes than whites…but that argument assumes that they are treated neutrally by law enforcement…

“There’s lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Is that how the saying goes?

Oh, good morning all!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:47:00am

re: #73 Dave In Austin

The other thing here is the police reaction which IMO, could have been much better. Like a simple question to both parties like say,
“There seems to be an issue here, what’s your side of the story?”.

But this is Philadelphia where the legacy of Fascist Frank Rizzo lives on in the police department.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:47:02am

I see the empathy gap with the Never Trumpers too. The guy giving Ski a hard time for pointing out Reagan’s record with African Americans and the response to Kevin Williamson being dismissed by The Atlantic for example.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 5:48:50am

re: #97 freetoken

Brian Cox has had it with idiots in his Twitter replies:

The U.K. has limited influence, but given this backdrop I think brexit is a terrible distraction, weakening Europe at a critical time. I do not think in this context a majority would now support brexit, and that’s why for first time I support a referendum on the final deal.

Yunno, Brexit was nothing more than a referendum to request Pariament to put in motion the mechanism to leave the EU. There is nothing to prevent another referendum to request Parliament to approve the final deal before accepting it.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:01:01am

On the subject of hip hop - after Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win, I’m listening to this right now:

Loyle Carner - NO CD (Official Video) ft. Rebel Kleff

This guy is good.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:01:02am

re: #26 Varek Raith

Windows 10 sure is annoying.
Spent an hour just setting it up to look and function (THE FREAKING START MENU!) like 7. So many options are just hidden in layers of menus and such. WHY? I’ll admit, it runs a bit faster than 7. Still on the fence about keeping it.
*Shrugs*

“I spent hours trying to get my electric car to sound like my old Harley.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:01:04am

re: #94 freetoken

Way, way back when I was in school, the physics department was almost all male. Only one female on the faculty that I can remember, and only a few female physics majors (none in my year.) And it’s a big school with a significant physics department.

Looking back I realize how absolutely skewed my environment was, compared to the rest of the world.

In the 1960’s, one of my best friends, a woman who wanted to be an engineer, went to Purdue. Her classes were almost all male and very hostile. The assumption at that time among her classmates (and maybe the faculty) was that any woman who wanted to be an engineer was a lesbian. (This was a time, of course, where such an assumption made life very difficult for a student) She ended up transferring to University of Illinois and getting a degree in computer science.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:04:07am

re: #105 Belafon

“I spent hours trying to get my electric car to sound like my old Harley.”

Back in the early 2000’s one of Canon’s digitals had an electronic shutter that was silent. So they had the sound of various classic Canon camera shutters that could play when you pressed the release. My favorite was the T-90’s - the last great manual focus camera from Canon that set the style for EOS to come.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:09:25am

re: #107 William Lewis

Back in the early 2000’s one of Canon’s digitals had an electronic shutter that was silent. So they had the sound of various classic Canon camera shutters that could play when you pressed the release. My favorite was the T-90’s - the last great manual focus camera from Canon that set the style for EOS to come.

I have heard that it is the law in Japan that camera phones have to make a clicking shutter sound to let people know that their picture is being taken in public.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:13:09am

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have heard that it is the law in Japan that camera phones have to make a clicking shutter sound to let people know that their picture is being taken in public.

I believe that is correct. I know on the model I am remembering you had to pick some sound effect.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:14:29am

re: #109 William Lewis

I believe that is correct. I know on the model I am remembering you had to pick some sound effect.

*crick*

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:16:34am

re: #97 freetoken

Brian Cox has had it with idiots in his Twitter replies:

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Thing is, Cox’s idiot repliers sound like down-right geniuses compared to Trumpers.

I see a lot of the Cox repliers are using the term Minarchist which brings back memories of the Pitt Economics department in the 70s when I was doing my undergrad work. Libertarianism was on the rise and there was a split in the party between John Hosper’s Minarchists who wanted to shrink the government to the “size of a walnut” and Murray Rothbard’s Anarcho-Capitalists who wanted no state at all. I remember when Nicholas VonHoffman (Who was the original “liberal” Point/Counterpoint man on 60 Minutes) joined the Libertarian Party and championed Rothbard. He came to speak at Pitt and was cheered when he said that the Libertarian Party was the only one worth fighting for.

In other words, ol’ Nick floated so high up in the rarified air of his Ayn Randian Laissez Fairyland that he wound up brain-dead.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:17:27am

re: #70 A Mom Anon

I’m sure I’ve missed it because this place is so active and my silly ass life is in the way but where are Decatur Deb and Klys?

Morning. Brrr. 30° with light snow flurries in Columbus. Hopefully this is the last of it. Go away!

Anyway, Klys and Decatur Deb have both apparently stopped posting.

BeachDem contacted DD in an email a week or so ago and said she heard back. He and his wife are busy. No mention at all about LGF.

Klys seemed to grow a bit tired of some of the comments that seemed too negative. So she felt like it was no point in taking it on and said she wasn’t going to be around as much. That has turned into not at all.

It happens. But it is kind of sad because people get used to others and it is a bit like a electronic friends and family thing.

But then friends and family grow tired of each other and drift apart too.

Sigh. All I can say is I miss them too.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:18:50am

re: #110 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #109 William Lewis
Or carry this bird around…

Lyrebird Imitating Man-made Sounds in Forest

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:19:11am

re: #89 freetoken

That was a bit of a long missive by me so early in the morning…

You could have done it as a page being that thorough and all. I think you still can turn it into one.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:27:19am

re: #114 ObserverArt

You could have done it as a page being that thorough and all. I think you still can turn it into one.

There’s a button on the comment the writer can click to turn the comment into a page.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:28:53am

re: #114 ObserverArt

re: #115 Belafon

Thanks.

The topic is pretty specialized and frankly I’m not sure it has much of a wide appeal.

It’s just something I had to get off my chest once I went through Lior Burko’s presentation. (note I left off the “r” on his first name and the timer ran out before I could change it.)

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Scout  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:32:00am

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have heard that it is the law in Japan that camera phones have to make a clicking shutter sound to let people know that their picture is being taken in public.

This is true. The camera sound on no iPhone I have ever owned (three of ‘em) could be switched off.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:32:52am

re: #107 William Lewis

Back in the early 2000’s one of Canon’s digitals had an electronic shutter that was silent. So they had the sound of various classic Canon camera shutters that could play when you pressed the release. My favorite was the T-90’s - the last great manual focus camera from Canon that set the style for EOS to come.

My cellphone incoming voice call ringer is the 56k dial-up modem handshake sound.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:35:59am

re: #117 Scout

This is true. The camera sound on no iPhone I have ever owned (three of ‘em) could be switched off.

That’s pretty amusing considering the last couple Canon DSLR’s had a silent shutter feature. A couple modes actually. I guess the DSLR is obvious as a camera a cell phone not so much.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:37:37am

re: #67 Dave In Austin

I got that impression myself. Typical Yahoo article, the comments are racists, vile, and support the manager who called the police.

Don’t read the comments!

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I cannot.  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:39:28am

re: #120 Big Beautiful Door

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:39:59am

re: #69 HappyWarrior

By people no doubt who think whites are discriminated against. I was amazed how calm the two guys were. If I were being arrested for no reason like that, I’d be raising hell.

They didn’t want to be killed, a depressingly likely outcome for black men.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:44:22am

re: #122 Big Beautiful Door

They didn’t want to be killed, a depressingly likely outcome for black men.

Yeah. They were getting arrested for being there, while the white guy standing up for them didn’t get anything.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:47:35am

re: #118 Eventual Carrion

My cellphone incoming voice call ringer is the 56k dial-up modem handshake sound.

Whale song!

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:51:36am

re: #115 Belafon

There’s a button on the comment the writer can click to turn the comment into a page.

Yeah, I didn’t know how long the author has to do that once it is posted. I thought maybe Charles had a time limit on it.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:53:01am

re: #124 William Lewis

My personal contacts have their own ringtones, but apart from those I run Tubular Bells. The theme from The Exorcist. Incoming texts are mewing kittens.

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Scout  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:54:25am

re: #119 Unshaken Defiance

That’s pretty amusing considering the last couple Canon DSLR’s had a silent shutter feature. A couple modes actually. I guess the DSLR is obvious as a camera a cell phone not so much.

Do you happen to know whether this is true for the version of those models sold in the Japanese market?

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:55:40am

re: #126 Unshaken Defiance

My personal contacts have their own ringtones, but apart from those I run Tubular Bells. The theme from The Exorcist. Incoming texts are mewing kittens.

Right now I have “Nought Nought” from Pingu for mine. Highly annoying but my son gets a kick out of it. I’ve also used “Monday’s will Never Be the Same” the only piano instrumental by Husker Du and before that “So What” by Miles Davis.

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retired cynic  Apr 17, 2018 • 6:59:30am

re: #111 Joe Bacon 🌹

I see a lot of the Cox repliers are using the term Minarchist which brings back memories of the Pitt Economics department in the 70s when I was doing my undergrad work. Libertarianism was on the rise and there was a split in the party between John Hosper’s Minarchists who wanted to shrink the government to the “size of a walnut” and Murray Rothbard’s Anarcho-Capitalists who wanted no state at all. I remember when Nicholas VonHoffman (Who was the original “liberal” Point/Counterpoint man on 60 Minutes) joined the Libertarian Party and championed Rothbard. He came to speak at Pitt and was cheered when he said that the Libertarian Party was the only one worth fighting for.

In other words, ol’ Nick floated so high up in the rarified air of his Ayn Randian Laissez Fairyland that he wound up brain-dead.

I sure remember being furious at him being presented as the “liberal” voice. Nails down the blackboard furious.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:01:20am

re: #127 Scout

Do you happen to know whether this is true for the version of those models sold in the Japanese market?

Not sure about cameras sold in China or Japan, but my Chinese-made cellphone has a silent shutter option for its camera.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:03:37am

re: #127 Scout
No idea. Google seems all about cell phones on the subject of silent shutter

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:04:14am

re: #130 wheat-dogg

Not sure about cameras sold in China or Japan, but my Chinese-made cellphone has a silent shutter option for its camera.

A long time ago, when there was still an East Germany, I bough a cheap b/w portable to watch the news. I noticed that it did not say anywhere on the box or packaging where it was made.
But I noticed two things: you could not turn the sound all the was down, even through a closed door, you could hear the trumpet fanfare introducing the “Tagesschau” news program. And it also had no headphone jacks.
Turns out it was an East German model and those were design features so that neighbors could check up on who was trying to watch the Western news programs.

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Scout  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:12:29am

re: #131 Unshaken Defiance

No idea. Google seems all about cell phones on the subject of silent shutter

Thanks for looking.

I am not a shutterbug, so I have never bought a camera in the digital age. But knowing Japan, I would be genuinely surprised if the shutter sound can be turned off for any camera sold for this market.

Maybe tomorrow on my way in to work I’ll duck into one of the big camera stores (Bic or Yodobashi) and ask.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:13:47am

re: #110 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

*crick*

< SMACK >

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:16:58am

re: #133 Scout

Thanks for looking.

I am not a shutterbug, so I have never bought a camera in the digital age. But knowing Japan, I would be genuinely surprised if the shutter sound can be turned off for any camera sold for this market.

Maybe tomorrow on my way in to work I’ll duck into one of the big camera stores (Bic or Yodobashi) and ask.

Sigh. I wish I had the money to get you to go lens shopping for me at some of the great used camera stores. There are old Canon rangefinder lenses you can get there for a fraction of what they go for on ePrey…

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:26:54am

I think Sean Hannity broke Twitter, that bastard.

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plansbandc  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:31:52am

re: #49 freetoken

I can’t smoke anything anymore, but edibles are very enjoyable. I really like tinctures a lot. A few drops and you’re very good to go.

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:34:31am

re: #137 plansbandc

I can’t smoke anything anymore, but edibles are very enjoyable. I really like tinctures a lot. A few drops and you’re very good to go.

I still smoke, but a lot less than I did before I met my wife (another thing to thank her for).

My brother in law used to be a partner in a hydroponics store, and he’s got a nice grow tent set up in his basement. He usually gives me a Hellman’s mayo jar full at Christmas, and it usually lasts me all the way through Thanksgiving.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:40:43am

Currently uninstalling Adobe CC programs to get ready to install on a new Windows 10 PC. Taking forever. Ugh. This appears it is going to be a day long task getting the old & unit cleaned off and the new 10 installed.

But I do love the time messages. It started out at 2% uninstalled telling me it would be 128 minutes, then 408 minutes at 4% uninstalled. Now it is say 10 more minutes at 50%. So far I have been at it for 15.

Maybe it isn’t going to be too bad.

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plansbandc  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:42:44am

re: #104 Dr Lizardo

Gonna have to listen to more from this guy. Good stuff!

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:50:36am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:52:21am

Some SCOUTS news:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some crimes, holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.

The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, had been closely watched to see if the justices would reveal how they will consider the Trump administration’s overall push to both limit immigration and increase deportations.

As expected after the oral argument, Justice Neil Gorsuch joined with the more liberal justices for the first time since joining the court to produce a 5-4 majority invalidating the federal statute. In doing so, Gorsuch was continuing the jurisprudence of Justice Antonin Scalia, who also sided with liberals when it came to the vagueness of statutes used to convict criminal defendants.

Only eight justices heard the case last term after Scalia’s death, and in late June, the court announced it would re-hear arguments this term, presumably so that Gorsuch could break some kind of a tie.

edition.cnn.com

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gwangung  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:53:31am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Some SCOUTS news:

edition.cnn.com

!!!!!

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 17, 2018 • 7:56:20am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Some SCOUTS news:

edition.cnn.com

Maybe there is a little hope for Gorsuch.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:01:29am

re: #144 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe there is a little hope for Gorsuch.

I always have hoped that no matter the politics of an individual prior to being appointed on the Supreme Court, once in the seat the enormity of the job and a read through the US Constitution as an actual Justice clears the mind and makes you just a Justice…not a Democrat, not a Republican, not a member of any party.

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Alephnaught  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:02:19am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Some SCOUTS news:

edition.cnn.com

Hoho, Gorsuch better “be prepared” for Trump’s wrath!

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:02:32am

re: #144 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe there is a little hope for Gorsuch.

Sounds like he’s going to continue to be a Scalia originalist. Which is good when it involves things like this. But cases will have to be tailored to take into account the narrow interpretation of laws.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:02:37am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

It’s good to see Gorsuch voting on the liberal side, if even for just one issue.

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gwangung  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:05:38am

re: #147 Belafon

Sounds like he’s going to continue to be a Scalia originalist. Which is good when it involves things like this. But cases will have to be tailored to take into account the narrow interpretation of laws.

I can respect that if he’s self consistent. Scalia was not, and he allowed his prejudices to shape his thinking (I think mostly about his leanings towards creationism, and gay marriage to some extent—-there’s just facts about biology that have to take priority over personal beliefs).

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:06:03am

re: #143 gwangung

re: #144 Hecuba’s daughter

re: #145 ObserverArt

re: #146 Alephnaught

re: #147 Belafon

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

Trump’s gonna be fuming. And I suspect a lot of the Trumpites/RWNJ’s will soon be screaming about BETRAYAL!!

I’m keeping an eye on the FR fever swamp, but no mention of it yet.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:07:33am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

It just got posted there about a minute ago. It’ll be interesting to see the Freeper’s reactions.

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gwangung  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:09:23am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

Trump’s gonna be fuming. And I suspect a lot of the Trumpites/RWNJ’s will soon be screaming about BETRAYAL!!

I’m keeping an eye on the FR fever swamp, but no mention of it yet.

Heh. THAT part I’ll be amused to see.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:19:17am

re: #146 Alephnaught

Hoho, Gorsuch better “be prepared” for Trump’s wrath!

It’ll be even more fun when Trump realizes he can’t fire the guy.

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:20:07am

Man, when the people doing work for you are comparing you to Hitler…

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:27:29am

tax day and a last minute —something- reared it’s head so i wont have time to play till later

from the last thread re this:

Anderson Cooper: “Have you ever heard the President lie?”

Republican lawmaker Jim Jordan: “I have not.”

Anderson Cooper: “Really?

and just a general thought because i think we are here
it was well expressed by Captain Commonsense seen on disqus and at political-wire a lot:

“Yes, yes, we all know that Donald Trump is a world-class liar. We all know that nothing true ever comes out of his mouth. And we know that he never makes good on 99% of his lip-flapping. So instead of the nonsense he says, let’s talk about the things he actually has DONE — which are doing damage to your state, your community, your family, your friends, your job, and your paycheck…”

i hope to emerge from the morass later today

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:33:20am

Another Republican heads for the exit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:40:18am

re: #156 makeitstop

Another Republican heads for the exit.

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He was already on his way out iirc. But still.

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blueraven  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:42:24am

re: #156 makeitstop

hmmm…wonder why he is leaving now? Hadn’t he already declared he wasn’t running again - Now, a special election?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:45:53am

heh

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:45:54am

re: #155 dangerman

tax day and a last minute —something- reared it’s head so i wont have time to play till later

from the last thread re this:

and just a general thought because i think we are here
it was well expressed by Captain Commonsense seen on disqus and at political-wire a lot:

i hope to emerge from the morass later today

For you…

The Beatles - Taxman

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:54:50am

when nitpickers collide (super fun thread):

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CongoJack  Apr 17, 2018 • 8:58:23am

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

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heh

Looks a little like a young William Dafoe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:03:49am
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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:04:02am

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

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heh

It looks like Steve Doocy, yep, I’m sure that’s him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:04:33am

LOL!

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:08:15am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:10:39am

re: #166 MsJ

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This is what “economic anxiety” gets you and yes I agree with Andy. We haven’t lived in such a country in awhile. Too often and wrongly, helping the poor through government is seen as “enabling” rather than giving the less fortunate among us a chance to improve their lot.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:12:28am

re: #166 MsJ

Perfect photo of Trump for that story. Definitely a “fuck those people” look on his face.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:13:44am

re: #168 Eclectic Cyborg

Perfect photo of Trump for that story. Definitely a “fuck those people” look on his face.

His base is going to singing his praises to the heavens and rejoicing to the Lord that he finally sent someone to do His Will on Earth.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:13:47am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:18:07am

re: #170 Patricia Kayden

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I’m pleasantly surprised with Gorsuch on this one.

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austin_blue  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:18:08am

re: #30 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Poor Lumpy-

Staring into an uncaring camera lens and smacking one fist into his other hand while slowly repeating, tonelessly:

“I…Did…Not…Have…Legal…Relations…With…That…Man…Mr….Cohen.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:19:44am

Lumpy in the SNL Cold Open this week, yay or nay?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:23:34am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:24:13am

re: #171 HappyWarrior

I’m pleasantly surprised with Gorsuch on this one.

Agreed, but be wary of stopped clock moments, etc.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:24:44am

re: #171 HappyWarrior

I’m pleasantly surprised with Gorsuch on this one.

I bet the Freepers are too, let me check!!

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:28:11am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Lumpy in the SNL Cold Open this week, yay or nay?

Too early to tell. They can’t write their Cold Opens till Friday night at the earliest. Who knows what astonishing outrages will occur between now and then?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:29:03am
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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:30:23am

Well, I dead threaded this, so reposting here:

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the NYC metro area after a day where we got nearly 3 inches of rain in a couple of hours and saw flash floods all day long (phones were going off all morning long with flash flood warnings in waves).

But it’s not the rain that has me writing this morning. It’s the Stormy weather in Trumpworld. Hannity is in deep trouble, and he still doesn’t quite get it. Fox is in trouble here too, but they might know it. It starts with ethics in journalism.

Fox has ethics?

No. Just no.

Stop right there.

Hannity has the ethics of a limp noodle that can be twisted and turned however he sees fit. He’s got a certain moral flexibility that allows him to continually lie and misrepresent facts and the state of the world to perpetually keep his viewers/listeners misinformed for years on end.

Hannity is an amoral agitprop merchant. It’s what he does and it’s who he is.

And Fox News lacks any morals or ethics either. After all, they’re the same outfit that paid off women for sex harassment claims and then gave the harassers golden parachutes to get out.

Oh, and did I mention that the golden parachutes were more money than the settlements?

Fox should have canned Hannity after the Seth Rich debacle, except they didn’t. They stood by him even after the family of Rich demanded that he stop spreading nonsensical conspiracy theories about their son’s death - which Hannity tied to Clinton.

The family is suing Fox; and frankly they have a damned good case.

The fact that Hannity has had Cohen on and never disclosed that Cohen was his lawyer is a huge no-no. Heck, there’s a reason that when media outlets like ABC do reporting on movies, they have to add the disclaimer that Disney is the parent company to ABC. It’s to avoid the appearance of impropriety.

Hannity doesn’t give a crap about any of that. He’s more interested in dumping on Clinton and deflecting attention from Trumpworld. That he’s now watching it all crumble down around him is… not quite justice, but it is the start of schadenfreude.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:31:30am

re: #175 Eclectic Cyborg

Agreed, but be wary of stopped clock moments, etc.

Oh I know. Scalia had these too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:32:27am

re: #177 Hecuba’s daughter

Too early to tell. They can’t write their Cold Opens till Friday night at the earliest. Who knows what astonishing outrages will occur between now and then?

I am sure he is currently the default setting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:33:38am

re: #179 lawhawk

Fox has ethics?

No. Just no.

Stop right there.

They have an agenda, ethics have to give way to that

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plansbandc  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:33:59am

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:42:53am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Some SCOUTS news:

edition.cnn.com

I wonder if Trump will hate tweet Gorsuch; if he comprehends this opinion he must be furious!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:44:49am

re: #184 Big Beautiful Door

He’s going to be pissed when he can’t fire Gorsuch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:50:34am
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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:51:23am

Rare sighting in the wild: A Republican doing the right thing, and stating why in no uncertain terms.

Fancy that.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:51:30am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Welcome to Trump’s bus, Nikki.

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Jay C  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:52:07am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Some SCOTUS news:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some crimes, holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.

I mean, good for Justice Gorsuch and all (IANAL, but it seems to me that invalidating virtually anything the Trump Administration has enacted is, just on the odds, probably A Good Thing in itself) - but what are the particulars of the case? Does invalidating “mandatory deportation” merely mean that said immigrants should/can/will just be jailed instead?

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:52:32am

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Welcome to Trump’s bus, Nikki.

‘Your bus is here, get under it.’

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:52:37am

re: #187 makeitstop

Rare sighting in the wild: A Republican doing the right thing, ans stating why in no uncertain terms.

Fancy that.

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Surprised to see this from Tillis of all people but yes that’s true.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:53:03am

re: #142 Dr Lizardo

Some SCOUTS news:

edition.cnn.com

I had just heard that on NPR while going to get lunch. Needless to say, I was shocked.

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:53:40am

well this is what happens this time of year - too much to remember and keep straight

turns out the mega disaster i though i was going to spend the day on i actually projected last march

so season is done, except for extensions and nothing but inconsequential busy work the rest of the day

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:53:53am

re: #189 Jay C

I mean, good for Justice Gorsuch and all (IANAL, but it seems to me that invalidating virtually anything the Trump Administration has enacted is, just on the odds, probably A Good Thing in itself) - buut what are the particulars of the case? Does invalidating “mandatory deportation” merely mean that said immigrants should/can/will just be jailed instead?

I’m not a lawyer either, so I really can’t say.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:54:47am
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KGxvi  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:54:48am

re: #192 Eventual Carrion

I had just heard that on NPR while going to get lunch. Needless to say, I was shocked.

According to the cnn article, this Gorsuch decision is in line with Scalia’s jurisprudence on these types of cases. I haven’t read enough of the case law to know how accurate that is

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sagehen  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:55:01am

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

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heh

Looks like Rob Lowe.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:55:45am

re: #89 freetoken

That was a bit of a long missive by me so early in the morning…

and an interesting one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:57:52am
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KGxvi  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:58:32am

re: #189 Jay C

I mean, good for Justice Gorsuch and all (IANAL, but it seems to me that invalidating virtually anything the Trump Administration has enacted is, just on the odds, probably A Good Thing in itself) - buut what are the particulars of the case? Does invalidating “mandatory deportation” merely mean that said immigrants should/can/will just be jailed instead?

Haven’t read the case but looks like the point of the decision is that the language used relating to “violently crime” was too vague

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:58:52am

Good afternoon Lizards.

Found a place interested in my old camera equipment; thehalideproject.org

Also donated a small SUV-load of clothes and items to Goodwill yesterday. Working on taking down pictures, getting hangers out of the walls, and packing a few more boxes today. Move to new place does not start for another two weeks, but never to soon to get a lot of things sorted out and packed. (I’m headed for a town about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia.)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:59:26am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Welp.

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 9:59:52am

re: #70 A Mom Anon

re: #77 HappyWarrior

re: #112 ObserverArt

klys has been focusing on other, positive stuff.

like she and i (and mrs dm) are meeting up in orlando this weekend (first time)
we’re running The Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side on sunday
mrs dm will be at the finish line for photos

we are very excited!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:00:53am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:01:30am

re: #197 sagehen

Looks like Rob Lowe.

Super creepy Rob Lowe makes threats for Donald Trump,

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:02:05am

re: #203 dangerman

klys has been focusing on other, positive stuff.

like she and i (and mrs dm) are meeting up in orlando this weekend (first time)
we’re running The Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side on sunday
mrs dm will be at the finish line for photos

we are very excited!

Sweet. Good luck to you guys.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:02:36am

Michael Catanzaro, who has headed domestic energy and environment issues at the White House’s National Economic Council (NEC), plans to leave next week and return to CGCN Group, the law and lobbying firm where he previously worked.

CGCN confirmed the move Tuesday, which was first reported by Greenwire. Catanzaro has worked at the White House since February 2017.

Catanzaro was rarely the public face of the Trump administration’s policies, but he was a leading figure in the administration for carrying out Trump’s aggressive deregulatory and pro-fossil-fuel agenda.

He played a significant role in the ongoing rollback of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and its Clean Water Rule.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike back to CGCN,” Steve Clark, the firm’s managing partner, said in a statement.

draining the swamp….

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:03:24am

re: #189 Jay C

I mean, good for Justice Gorsuch and all (IANAL, but it seems to me that invalidating virtually anything the Trump Administration has enacted is, just on the odds, probably A Good Thing in itself) - buut what are the particulars of the case? Does invalidating “mandatory deportation” merely mean that said immigrants should/can/will just be jailed instead?

Based on the article, not the opinion, which I haven’t read, the terms “crimes of violence” is unconstitutionally vague, so it can’t be included in the definition of “aggravated felony” for which people can be automatically deported.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:03:49am

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Lumpy in the SNL Cold Open this week, yay or nay?

Yeah, But who??

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:04:54am
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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:05:11am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

Kato what’s his Name…. the OJ dude.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:05:31am

re: #210 makeitstop

What’s in the picture?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:06:03am

re: #209 Dave In Austin

Yeah, But who??

Bobby Moynihan imo could play him.

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:06:10am

re: #209 Dave In Austin

Yeah, But who??

Vincent Pastore.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:06:27am

re: #211 Dave In Austin

Kato what’s his Name…. the OJ dude.

Kaelin!

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:06:51am

re: #212 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Biker meme, Cohen-Hannity edition.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:07:55am

re: #214 makeitstop

Vincent Pastore.

Nah. Pastore is actually a little intimidating looking. You need someone with the same build but a more goofy face to play Lumpy.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:08:03am

I am very glad to see the Sandy Hook parents suing Alex Jones. I have advocated this for a long time. A very large judgement would go a long way toward shutting down the conspiracy industry and its vicious abuse of the innocent.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:09:52am

re: #218 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I am very glad to see the Sandy Hook parents suing Alex Jones. I have advocated this for a long time. A very large judgement would go a long way toward shutting down the conspiracy industry and its vicious abuse of the innocent.

It would also deny the Russian influence machine one its most potent weapons.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:10:39am

re: #218 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I am very glad to see the Sandy Hook suing Alex Jones. I have advocated this for a long time. A very large judgement would go a long way toward shutting down the conspiracy industry and its vicious abuse of the innocent.

I am too. Jones needs to be ruined for what he does.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:13:58am

re: #203 dangerman

klys has been focusing on other, positive stuff.

like she and i (and mrs dm) are meeting up in orlando this weekend (first time)
we’re running The Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side on sunday
mrs dm will be at the finish line for photos

we are very excited!

Does that mean posting at LGF is no longer positive???

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:16:47am

re: #174 Backwoods_Sleuth

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yowser

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allegro  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:17:20am

Spent yesterday afternoon sewing a new slipcover for an irreplaceable chair. Still have to hem it and do some finishing work before getting to other essential chores today. To accomplish that, I have to take it off the chair. What’s the hold-up?

Life with cats.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:17:52am

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

yowser

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I hope the passenger that was hit with shrapnel is going to be okay. Damn, that looks bad.

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:19:30am

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

yowser

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Yeah, I’d call that a problem.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:19:41am

So, I plug in my new Windows 10 desktop…and it needs updating. 3GB worth.

Ugh.

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wrenchwench  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:20:25am

re: #221 ObserverArt

Does that mean posting at LGF is no longer positive???

That’s kind of a negative question. And the ‘positive’ answer would be, ‘no.’

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:20:51am

re: #220 HappyWarrior

I am too. Jones needs to be ruined for what he does.

At one point I simply looked on him as a performance artist who got carried away with his own characer, but it has turned malicious.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:23:52am

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At one point I simply looked on him as a performance artist who got carried away with his own characer, but it has turned malicious.

Yep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:24:24am
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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:24:25am

re: #227 wrenchwench

That’s kind of a negative question. And the ‘positive’ answer would be, ‘no.’

Just asking due to the way dangerman posted that comment?

You know me…I don’t like negative.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:26:35am

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

yowser

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Yikes! Boeing 737, engine is a CFM-56. Looks like the fan disintegrated. There is a hell of a lot of kinetic energy in that. Repairs will be many millions (engine alone costs $8 million) if the plane is not scrapped completely.

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Kilroy was here  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:26:56am

re: #231 ObserverArt

Just asking due to the way dangerman posted that comment?

You know me…I don’t like negative.

Are you positive about that?

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:27:18am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

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draining the swamp….

…into another swamp

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:28:34am

re: #233 Kilroy was here

Are you positive about that?

That would be positive.

I have come to let negative slide.

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makeitstop  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:28:57am

re: #234 dangerman

…into another swamp

Importing contents of various other swamps….

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:29:04am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:30:21am

re: #232 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Yikes! Boeing 737, engine is a CFM-56. Looks like the fan disintegrated. There is a hell of a lot of kinetic energy in that. Repairs will be many millions (engine alone costs $8 million) if the plane is not scrapped completely.

side view:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:31:24am
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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:32:19am

re: #231 ObserverArt

Just asking due to the way dangerman posted that comment?

You know me…I don’t like negative.

klys was one of many of us who fought the “Oh, no, we’re doomed forever” narrative that hit hard here. I think she just decided that it was better getting away from it. I can completely understand. If I had any kind of social life at all, I probably would have done the same thing.

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wrenchwench  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:32:26am

re: #231 ObserverArt

Just asking due to the way dangerman posted that comment?

You know me…I don’t like negative.

You have a higher tolerance for negative. That’s a good thing, but it doesn’t mean the opposite is bad.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:32:58am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

Great minds and all that. I read that at the time and that’s the first thing that flashed into my mind. (It was “Eaters” btw.)

“Didn’t end well” is an understatement….

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:33:57am

Sandy Hookers in Lubbock:

My former company in Lubbock stopped doing business with a personnel recruiter after one of the recruiter’s “HR counselors” went off during an interview and started lecturing a candidate on the Sandy Hook “hoax.” When confronted, the recruiter refused to reprimand or fire the kook and explained that it was a “shock tactic” designed to see how the candidate would respond to provocation. They found out how the client would respond, to the tune of about a hundred thousand dollars in lost business.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:34:01am

so much libel…
:D

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:34:08am

re: #203 dangerman

Give her a hug from me. Good luck to both of you! My 78 yr old mom just took up running, I feel like such a slouch, lol.

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:35:22am

re: #221 ObserverArt

Does that mean posting at LGF is no longer positive???

unequivocally absolutely not

merely reading lgf, or the news, or just being on the internet exposes you to everything that’s going on in the world. and that’s before commentary and opinions are expressed

some need breaks and may have (gasp) other stuff to do

;-)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:36:28am

re: #246 dangerman

unequivocally absolutely not

merely reading lgf, or the news, or just being on the internet exposes you to everything that’s going on in the world. and that’s before commentary and opinions are expressed

some need breaks and may have (gasp) other stuff to do

;-)

Give her our best and tell her not to be a stranger. She more than anyone made me think about the sexist crap that women candidates like HRC have to go through.

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Kragar  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:36:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:37:16am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:38:46am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

Getting flashes of the bug in The Andromeda Strain eating through all the rubber seals, and the computers deciding it was time set off the nuke warhead.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:38:48am

re: #248 Kragar

[Embedded content]

I get really tired of the excuses for rapists.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:41:15am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles. The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis

I know how this is gonna end:

Scientists accidentally create Hedorah
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wrenchwench  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:41:16am

re: #245 A Mom Anon

Give her a hug from me. Good luck to both of you! My 78 yr old mom just took up running, I feel like such a slouch, lol.

Tell A Gramma Anon she’s my heroine.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:43:12am

Decent thread

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A Mom Anon  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:43:26am

re: #253 wrenchwench

My dad is retired and driving her insane, so that’s how she deals with stress. She ran two miles yesterday without having to stop. She’s a badass.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:44:01am

re: #241 wrenchwench

You have a higher tolerance for negative. That’s a good thing, but it doesn’t mean the opposite is bad.

I hope I didn’t imply it did.

I too tried to fight the negative. It did not work, so I decided to let it slide and contribute positive without nagging on the negative.

Plus, I like the membership and like posting. To me it is fun and that was the best way to keep it fun.

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Belafon  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:44:15am

re: #250 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Getting flashes of the bug in The Andromeda Strain eating through all the rubber seals, and the computers deciding it was time set off the nuke warhead.

We already have bugs and rodents that eat through wood and electrical insulation, and the world hasn’t fallen apart yet.

Edited

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Alephnaught  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:46:59am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

That’s actually the plotline from the debut episode of Pedler/Davis’ BBC drama “Doomwatch”, which was a sort of early 70s equivalent to “Black Mirror”, except concerned with ecological issues.

There is a story that a recent reboot was planned, and it was found that every single proposed plotline for the planned reboot had already been covered in the original series’s three year run.

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Kilroy was here  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:48:02am

re: #252 Dr Lizardo

I know how this is gonna end:

[Embedded content]

Jeff Goldblum Life Finds a Way Steven Spielberg Movie HD Jurassic Park Movie CLIP

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dirkdigglerjr  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:48:20am

From Talking Points Memo, interesting look at House GOP ad buys - where they are and where they aren’t. Interesting that NC-9 Robert Pittenger’s seat isn’t on the list. He’s not far from my district (Meadows, blehhhhhhhhh), but the sense around here is that Pittenger will face a tough challenge in the fall.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:52:51am

re: #237 GlutenFreeJesus

Oh, I think you have him confused with one of the Chrises.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2018 • 10:54:37am

re: #246 dangerman

unequivocally absolutely not

merely reading lgf, or the news, or just being on the internet exposes you to everything that’s going on in the world. and that’s before commentary and opinions are expressed

some need breaks and may have (gasp) other stuff to do

;-)

2 minutes to log in and say hi. Not asking for much.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 17, 2018 • 11:02:22am

PA 15th
I guess it’s not worth his time, and other peoples money after they un-gerrymander his district

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 11:04:09am

re: #245 A Mom Anon

Give her a hug from me. Good luck to both of you! My 78 yr old mom just took up running, I feel like such a slouch, lol.

wilco

and great for your mom! if you have no mechanical issues, running has no age limits.

my running hero is Walt Stack. He took up running at 60 and went on to scads of marathons well before it was popular. he used to run 17 miles a day (i dont recommend it)

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 11:05:39am

re: #248 Kragar

Not a rape club, but it is a men’s club; and when you put a few women in a predominantly male infantry unit raging with testosterone, biology and nature asserts itself and can easily overcome self-control and discipline.

thats the goddam definition of rape you lunkhead

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dangerman  Apr 17, 2018 • 11:08:16am

re: #262 ObserverArt

2 minutes to log in and say hi. Not asking for much.

a solid, positive point.
i’ll pass it on

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2018 • 12:10:56pm

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I, for one, welcome my plastic eating overlords.


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