Brad Mehldau Is Not Pulling Any Punches: “The Prophet Is a Fool” [VIDEO]

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Brad Mehldau’s “The Prophet Is a Fool,” from his album Finding Gabriel, out now: smarturl.it

Ambrose Akinmusire: trumpet, last solo
Michael Thomas: flute, alto sax
Charles Pillow: soprano sax
Joel Frahm: tenor sax, first and second solos
Chris Cheek: baritone sax
Brad Mehldau: Therevox, OB-6, xylophone, piano
Mark Guiliana: drums

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Illustrated and Animated by by Dima Drjuchin
Co-Produced by Robert Edridge-Waks

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Chrysicat  May 19, 2019 • 8:47:49pm

CL’d.
re: #233 Chrysicat

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

Of course, and in that light, Google’s move is entirely understandable. But I’m curious as to this will affect consumers; as I said, I don’t know about how well Huawei devices sell in the US, but here at least, it’s phenomenal. Huawei has positioned itself here as an affordable alternative to Samsung and Apple - the latter having especially eye-watering prices, far beyond the reach of the average Czech consumer.

Huawei has not made very many inroads to the US at all that I’m aware of. The Android ecosystem here is basically Samsung, LG and OnePlus. There hasn’t even been a Google Nexus in 4 years, though the high-end one was about the last popular Huawei handset in the US.

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gocart mozart  May 19, 2019 • 8:52:06pm
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retired cynic  May 19, 2019 • 8:58:16pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

wrong link (although it is one I like!)

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Chrysicat  May 19, 2019 • 9:07:02pm
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thecommodore  May 19, 2019 • 9:11:51pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2019 • 9:15:35pm

re: #5 Chrysicat

A few months back I was looking for a new smartphone. I briefly considered Huawei, but ended up going with a Nokia 5.

I like it - I’m not a power user or anything, and it offered a nice, clean Android OS with very minimal bloatware.

A good and reliable phone, and still has a removable battery, which is something I like.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 19, 2019 • 9:24:42pm

Doesn’t look anywhere close to 70, so that’s a plus.

Local chiropractor becomes second El Pasoan to run for president in 2020

A second El Pasoan is now officially running for president in 2020.

Dr. Benjamin Leyva, a local chiropractor now living in Dallas, has launched his presidential campaign as an independent candidate.

Dr. Leyva, a Hanks High School graduate, says being president has always been a dream of his and believes his humble background makes him a strong candidate.

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danarchy  May 19, 2019 • 9:27:02pm

I find the Huawei flagship phones cost about as much as all of the other flagship phones and their cheap phones have crap radios. If I am looking for a decent inexpensive unlocked phone I go with the motorola G7+ or whatever the newest in that line is. It isn’t as flashy as your samsungs, Pixels, and apples and what not, but it is a hell of a phone for the price.

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Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2019 • 9:29:15pm

re: #9 danarchy

I find the Huawei flagship phones cost about as much as all of the other flagship phones and their cheap phones have crap radios. If I am looking for a decent inexpensive unlocked phone I go with the motorola G7+ or whatever the newest in that line is. It isn’t as flashy as your samsungs, Pixels, and apples and what not, but it is a hell of a phone for the price.

Yeah, I’ve read good things about Motorola phones.

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thecommodore  May 19, 2019 • 9:31:16pm
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Dr Lizardo  May 19, 2019 • 9:31:21pm

Off to work. Back later.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 19, 2019 • 9:34:54pm
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teleskiguy  May 19, 2019 • 10:09:02pm
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thecommodore  May 19, 2019 • 10:22:27pm

BIden could very well run Trump off the court next year, but I fear his conciliatory tone towards Republicans will only encourage them to get worse. I see his strategy, which seems to be taking a page from the Obama unity campaign of 2008, and like I said, it might work - especially to bring back the Obama voters who defected to Trump (it still boggles my mind that that happened) - but was he asleep when the GOP blocked everything Obama tried to do?

Democrats were said to be furious and hungry for change. Then Biden jumped in

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teleskiguy  May 19, 2019 • 10:23:36pm

My stupid congressman tweeted a stupid meme last night, it was deleted sometime today.

The internet never forgets.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 19, 2019 • 10:39:40pm

re: #16 teleskiguy

My stupid congressman tweeted a stupid meme last night, it was deleted sometime today.

The internet never forgets.

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This was my response to that ass!

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teleskiguy  May 19, 2019 • 10:43:39pm
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 19, 2019 • 11:02:12pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 19, 2019 • 11:47:12pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 19, 2019 • 11:52:05pm

re: #20 goddamnedfrank

I need to be taken to a surgn for a critical operashn!

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teleskiguy  May 19, 2019 • 11:57:33pm

So sad. Died of cancer.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 20, 2019 • 12:01:20am

To be fair, there are also a lot of rich asshole wannabes. In fact, they probably outnumber actual rich assholes by a large margin. There is no shortage of rich assholes here in the DFW megalopolex, but there are swarms, vast hordes, of wannabes everywhere you go. I thought for a second that Dunning-Kruger cases should be included, then I realized that the syndrome is widely distributed throughout the scale. It might be most prevalent among the libertarians, but that is speculation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 12:02:53am

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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To be fair, there are also a lot of rich asshole wannabes. In fact, they probably outnumber actual rich assholes by a large margin.

The president being among them.

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teleskiguy  May 20, 2019 • 12:03:21am

re: #22 teleskiguy

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 20, 2019 • 12:15:04am

What We Learned Investigating a Network of Islamophobic Facebook Pages

Snopes traced at least 24 Facebook pages spreading anti-muslim vitriol and conspiracy theory back to one evangelical activist. Here’s why that matters.

A Snopes investigation on 15 May 2019 looked deeply into a small group of radical evangelical Christians that re-purposed Facebook pages and PACs to build a coordinated, pro-Trump network that spreads hate and conspiracy theories — below is a re-cap of key points. The content includes the assertion that the survivors of the Parkland school massacre are on a “leftist-Islamic payroll” and that Islamic refugee resettlement is “cultural destruction and subjugation.”

The names of these Facebook pages imply diverse support from Americans, with titles like “Blacks for Trump” and “Jews and Christians for America.” But snopes.com found that each of these pages can be tied to a radical evangelical activist named Kelly Monroe Kullberg, who is neither black nor Jewish. We found at least 24 pages in the Kullberg network, which could be in violation of Facebook’s ban on “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”

For some years, I have reported on the veritable army of itinerant hate mongers who spread anti-Islamic propaganda through the evangelical/fundy “guest speaker” networks. This is an ideal vector, since they have a semi-captive and largely credulous audience and outsiders rarely hear the often hair-raising claims. This is where ideas of rampant shariah law and Judeo-Islamic conspiracy reside before they spill over into public discourse by way of the intellectual bankrupt and morally depraved Texas legislature and its counterparts elsewhere.

“Evangelical organizations are the primary funders of anti-Muslim animus”

Abbas Barzegar, the director of the Department of Research and Advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 12:18:02am

re: #26 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

We found at least 24 pages in the Kullberg network, which could be in violation of Facebook’s ban on “coordinated inauthentic behavior.”.

I guess the scary part is how many people still believe that an Internet presence is the same as a real human being.

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teleskiguy  May 20, 2019 • 12:20:24am
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 20, 2019 • 12:33:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 12:42:24am

re: #29 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

Huh. Trump signals that he has some concerns about the impact that mandatory use of E-Verify would have on some employers, such as farms, because it’s too “tough.”

“You … have to have a world of some practicality,” he says in Fox News interview

Just like the practicality of building a Wall across the entire US-Mexico border…

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 20, 2019 • 12:44:36am

Speaking of practicality.

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sagehen  May 20, 2019 • 12:46:50am

re: #29 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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Because if his golf courses and hotels and resorts and his son’s vineyards had to use e-verify and only hire people who are here legally… that would double his payroll. It’s money out of his pocket.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 12:51:35am

re: #31 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

I guess it’s not enough to use anti-aircraft guns to kill each other…

I can understand using an AA gun on ground targets, they are just high-velocity cannons, highly useful in an anti-tank or bunker-busting role, but why are they wasting expensive SAMs against ground targets?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 12:52:48am

re: #32 sagehen

Because if his golf courses and hotels and resorts and his son’s vineyards had to use e-verify and only hire people who are here legally… that would double his payroll. It’s money out of his pocket.

Needless to say, entire industries, starting with agriculture, to food processing, food service, hotels, domestic service, gardening, construction, etc., all base their business model on access to a pool of cheap and easily exploited labor.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 20, 2019 • 1:03:07am

Yeah, sure, uh huh.

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Dave In Austin  May 20, 2019 • 2:03:06am
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Chrysicat  May 20, 2019 • 2:57:47am

Anyone see anything I jumped to that wasn’t true on this?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 3:01:52am

re: #37 Chrysicat

Anyone see anything I jumped to that wasn’t true on this?

well, for starters, government schools and private schools are apples and oranges, the former have to take any and every student sent to them and can only kick them out under extreme circumstances.

but if we simply see education as another commodity to be offered at the lowest possible cost, then our current approach is valid.

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Chrysicat  May 20, 2019 • 3:06:18am

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

well, for starters, government schools and private schools are apples and oranges, the former have to take any and every student sent to them and can only kick them out under extreme circumstances.

but if we simply see education as another commodity to be offered at the lowest possible cost, then our current approach is valid.

Oh, I make that point further up the thread, but then I’d have to go blacking out the names of the other members of the conversation were I to show it because that’s the only time I had basically a page to myself. And I’ve never figured out quite how to do that in paint.net.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 3:08:27am

So, my three students from earlier today, all of whom have Huawei phones, were telling me they’re planning on getting something else that’s not Huawei - and in the immediate future (like in the next couple weeks or so).

You know, I genuinely feel sorry for the fella down at the Huawei store at Avion Shopping Park (a mall about 3 km from where I live). The poor devil is probably under siege right about now.

Like I posted earlier, Huawei is very popular here and they have a strong market presence. Needless to say, this move is major news here.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 3:11:09am

re: #37 Chrysicat

Missed big parts of the lead-up to this. It’s not that your description is untrue, but it has some big gaps. My daughter quit her first teaching job mostly over violence—she had one hospitalization and one walking-wounded broken bone in her first year. That was not an urban school, but a “good” country school in a mostly rural university county. (She moved on to a youth corrections facility where she knew from their uniforms who the bad guys were.)

Almost any question on social trends has more than one driving force, confusing, potentiating, and mitigating each other.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 3:15:05am

“doing a better job despite being payed [sic] less”

by what metric are we measuring “doing a better job”?

again, apples and oranges when we compare public to private schools.

cannot just measure it on grades or college acceptance rates, as those relate to other social and economic factors that the teachers have no control over

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 3:15:15am

Speaking of that very county:

Manhunt for alleged shooter of several police officers in Alabama trailer park

cbsnews.com

Domestic violence, with an added dash of camo, body armor, and helmet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 3:16:17am

re: #43 Decatur Deb

Speaking of that very county:

Manhunt for alleged shooter of several police officers in Alabama trailer park

cbsnews.com

Domestic violence, with an added dash of camo, body armor, and helmet.

camo, body armor, helmet all scream “well-regulated militia”

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 20, 2019 • 3:18:13am

What odds the shooter is a “posse comitatus” nut as well?

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 3:18:20am

re: #44 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Fair chance he’s one of above daughter’s ex-students from the HS or the kiddie jail.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 3:20:56am

re: #45 Feline Fearless Leader

What odds the shooter is a “posse comitatus” nut as well?

Posse, sovereign cit, lone wolf patriot, etc, etc.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 3:42:07am

Since Alabama insists on staying in the news, here is the lead page of the print papers’ state web presence. Note the shooting, Bernie Sanders in Birmingham, and protests of the Handmaid’s Law.

al.com

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 3:47:04am

So this scrolled by in a Facebook feed of mine. Translated from Swedish.

Okay, so this one is NSFW… Also, drinks down lest you spray your laptop or monitor with beverage of choice.

He: The best thing about a penis is to share it with someone who doesn’t have one.
A coupla minutes later, first response…
She: What use do I have of half a penis?

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 4:06:16am

Huawei has responded.

Fresh off the sledgehammer blow of having its Android license revoked by Google in response to US government demands, Huawei has issued its first, limited response, which leaves more questions open than it answers. In a statement emailed to The Verge, Huawei underscores its contributions to the growth of Android globally — which most recently saw the company’s Android phone sales growing by double digits while every other leading smartphone vendor was shrinking or stagnant — and reassures current owners of Huawei and (subsidiary brand) Honor phones that they will continue to receive security updates and after-sales service. That promise also covers phones that are already shipped and in stock at stores globally, but no additional promises are made beyond that.

________________________

For its part, Huawei has been making preparations for an eventuality of losing access to software from US companies like Google and Microsoft, and it has been developing an in-house operating system alternative to Android. That may be what the company hints at in the final paragraph of its statement when it says it will “continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem.” Sustainable being the key word.

theverge.com

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Chrysicat  May 20, 2019 • 4:54:13am
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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 4:54:57am

re: #50 Dr Lizardo

Huawei has responded.

________________________

theverge.com

This year is going to turn into a glorified Charlie Foxtrot, ain’t it? 😢

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Chrysicat  May 20, 2019 • 5:00:19am

re: #52 Teukka

This year is going to turn into a glorified Charlie Foxtrot, ain’t it? 😢

“Turn into”? Wouldn’t that require that it hadn’t already been such?

For that matter, “this year”?

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 5:02:19am

And looking at the really local news where I live, a local free ‘zine got a scoop, and it ain’t pretty for the conservative-led city government:

Stockholm’s general shelters are in poor condition.
In the event of a crisis or war, they could not be used, according to the real estate office.
And there is no money to fix them.

Stockholm city is responsible for 22 active shelters. But none of them meet the requirements - and they cannot fulfill their function as shelters in the event of a crisis or war, Mitt i [local free ‘zine] can now reveal.

The protective shelters are used today as, for example, garages. But the city is obliged to be able put them in service within 48 hours, which is currently not possible. It appears from the real estate office’s budget for the years 2020-2022.

What would happen if there was a crisis or war?

- We can’t handle the 48 hour limit. It is a question of how to plan, says Thomas Schillén, property manager at the real estate office.

In order to be able to use the protective shelters, good ventilation, shock wave doors and toilets are required. It would take many millions to be able to fix them, money missing from the budget.

- We have got a tightening of the new majority and have not received any new funds. We are tightening our staff and have other projects that take a lot of money, “says Thomas Schillén.

Sauce: Mitt i

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 5:02:46am

re: #53 Chrysicat

“Turn into”? Wouldn’t that require that it hadn’t already been such?

For that matter, “this year”?

I meant as in a much worse Charlie Foxtrot than it already is…

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 5:02:49am

re: #52 Teukka

This year is going to turn into a glorified Charlie Foxtrot, ain’t it? 😢

Yep.

On the bright side, I’m looking forward to It: Chapter Two later this summer.

It: Chapter One was absolutely brilliant. One of the all-time best cinematic adaptations of a work by Stephen King, at least for me. Granted, the film wasn’t a 100% absolutely faithful telling of the source material, but it sure as hell captured the spirit of the novel.

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jeffreyw  May 20, 2019 • 5:11:22am

Good morning!

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Chrysicat  May 20, 2019 • 5:14:32am

re: #55 Teukka

I meant as in a much worse Charlie Foxtrot than it already is…

I’m not sure that’s possible barring a nuclear exchange, but OK, I’ll grant that you think it can get worse.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 5:20:08am

Anyway, here’s a video of my early Monday morning student’s recent bicycle vacation in Mallorca. He’s the tall, older gent with glasses.

Mallorca - Bike holidays I. - 6.5. - 13.5.2019 (Obrazem)

He’s quite an inspiring fellow; he’s 65 years old and he’s beat cancer three times in his life. And there he is, cycling about 60 or 70 km every day.

Enjoy.

He’s the fellow in the center of the photo, just to the left of the middle of the picture.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 5:28:35am

Off to work - back later.

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sagehen  May 20, 2019 • 5:28:39am

Game of Thrones.

Did you love or hate the finale, or something in between?

I’m… actually pretty satisfied.

Bran is smart, has supernatural assistance to enhance his smarts, a well-chosen advisory council, won’t have offspring so there’s no worry about hereditary whackos to succeed him… and I choose to think he took Samwell’s suggestion seriously to maybe plant seeds of eventual democracy.

Sansa as Queen in the North of an independent kingdom… she’ll be good at it.

Arya heading west of westeros, where the maps don’t go and nobody knows what’s out there… I smell sequel/spinoff. (although I’m sort of sniffly that she turned down Gendry; they were a cute couple and could have been happy together).

Jon with the Northmen… he’s got a friend, and a dire wolf, probably a good thing he won’t have another love interest since the two he had already ended badly.

Jamie and Cersei’s bodies being findable and not crushed beyond recognition under all those rocks, relieves us of the possibility of anyone worrying they might have got away.

The Unsullied have a nice piece of land, and since none of them will ever breed perhaps they’ll do a good job of recruiting suitable couples to provide their realm with a next generation.

Not sure where the Dothraki are going to end up; was I not paying attention at a crucial moment when that was disclosed?

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 5:33:42am

re: #58 Chrysicat

I’m not sure that’s possible barring a nuclear exchange, but OK, I’ll grant that you think it can get worse.

Well, the AMOC croaking would be worse, as well as other aspects of the climate crisis.

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steve_davis  May 20, 2019 • 5:57:57am

re: #44 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

camo, body armor, helmet all scream “well-regulated militia”

why is he an alleged shooter? Is there some doubt about whether or not the officers were shot?

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steve_davis  May 20, 2019 • 6:01:02am

re: #61 sagehen

I was fine with it. Other than the convenient teleportation to avoid having to show characters continually camping, I’ve thought the entire series was excellent.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2019 • 6:09:42am

re: #29 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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lizardofid  May 20, 2019 • 6:21:50am

re: #61 sagehen

After the longest night, how many Dothraki are left? : (

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sagehen  May 20, 2019 • 6:23:57am

re: #61 sagehen

Game of Thrones.

Did you love or hate the finale, or something in between?

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ETA

Also very happy that the dragon melted the iron throne into a slag heap, and that the dragon (and Danaerys’ body) haven’t been seen since.

Perhaps the dragon will be that world’s version of the Once and Future King Arthur, people can believe it will return when it’s needed.

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Belafon  May 20, 2019 • 6:39:03am

re: #67 sagehen

When the dragon spared Jon, all I could think of was the line from the Moment in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special: And your punishment for doing this is that you will live.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2019 • 6:49:05am

re: #61 sagehen

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The Vicious Babushka  May 20, 2019 • 6:55:35am
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Belafon  May 20, 2019 • 7:00:40am

re: #70 The Vicious Babushka

No one could have ever guessed relaxing CAFE standards would lower jobs. ///////////

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 20, 2019 • 7:25:02am

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Citizen K  May 20, 2019 • 7:30:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 7:32:18am

re: #63 steve_davis

why is he an alleged shooter? Is there some doubt about whether or not the officers were shot?

until he has been officially at least charged with the crime, he remains “alleged”

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jeffreyw  May 20, 2019 • 7:39:11am
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retired cynic  May 20, 2019 • 7:48:37am

re: #75 jeffreyw

Oooooo, drooooollll

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 7:49:26am

re: #75 jeffreyw

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TedStriker  May 20, 2019 • 7:49:37am

re: #75 jeffreyw

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“Is that a sausage in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

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Mescalero  May 20, 2019 • 7:58:02am
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retired cynic  May 20, 2019 • 8:01:29am

Too good to be true?

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unproven innocence  May 20, 2019 • 8:04:49am

re: #80 retired cynic

Too good to be true?

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Surely they’ll get it right someday. Just takes time. /

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lawhawk  May 20, 2019 • 8:07:53am

re: #80 retired cynic

All the focus clues suggest that it’s a photo edited image. Very poorly done at that.

The baby is in focus, but leaves adjacent are out of focus, as are those in the foreground. The background of the larger elephant is in focus despite being in the same focal plane as the plants that are out of focus.

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retired cynic  May 20, 2019 • 8:10:01am

re: #82 lawhawk

That was my gut feeling when I saw it, as well as suspecting the eyes were enhanced, and maybe the edge of ears as well.

Still, the basics of the image are adorable. Too bad they couldn’t let it just be.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 20, 2019 • 8:10:17am

I guess Fox & Friends did not mention the Ford layoffs.

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Citizen K  May 20, 2019 • 8:10:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 8:19:36am

re: #85 Citizen K

The idea that throwing a milkshake is violence, but inciting hate against minority groups isn’t, is responsible for a decent-sized chunk of all the world’s political problems, I think.

Throwing a milk shake is more harassment than assault, but it is there to confirm their narrative of the violent, hateful Left.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 20, 2019 • 8:20:03am

re: #85 Citizen K

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Well three in the UK got milkshaked so far.

Trump’s buddy Nigel being the latest to get the McDonalds treatment!

theguardian.com

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 8:20:55am

re: #61 sagehen

Game of Thrones.

Did you love or hate the finale, or something in between?

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GRRM’s original title for the last novel (which we will never see under any title) was “A Time for Wolves”. This certainly suggests that the last episode may have placed the Stark children where George intended. Unfortunately, the journey is more important than the destination, and we will never get to experience that journey. IMO, Mirri Maz Duur’s prophecy in the first novel made it clear that Dany was going to have a child and (probably) die in childbirth. I thought the showrunners butchered too many storylines along the way. So I am definitely not a happy camper when it comes to the resolution

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Belafon  May 20, 2019 • 8:22:49am

I saw the video of that guy kicking Arnold in the back, and that kick would have floored a weaker person than him. He’s still pretty stout.

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Citizen K  May 20, 2019 • 8:25:39am

re: #87 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well three in the UK got milkshaked so far.

Trump’s buddy Nigel being the latest to get the McDonalds treatment!

theguardian.com

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It’s like…yeah, no shit throwing things at public figures is dangerous and illegal. But it’s just kind of…if you’re going to have people throwing shit, wouldn’t you rather it be Milkshakes than something potentially more dangerous? It’s goofy as shit you have McDonalds being forced to stop selling Milkshakes because people keep throwing them at Farage. That’s like…ok, you want them to throw molotovs instead?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 8:26:16am

re: #90 Citizen K

It’s like…yeah, no shit throwing things at public figures is dangerous and illegal. But it’s just kind of…if you’re going to have people throwing shit, wouldn’t you rather it be Milkshakes than something potentially more dangerous? It’s goofy as shit you have McDonalds being forced to stop selling Milkshakes because people keep throwing them at Farage. That’s like…ok, you want them to throw molotovs instead?

remember when glitter bombing was big?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 20, 2019 • 8:27:05am

Whew!

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 20, 2019 • 8:30:22am

re: #92 The Vicious Babushka

When you ban milkshakes, only criminals will have milkshakes!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 8:31:11am

re: #92 The Vicious Babushka

Nigel Farage shaken but unhurt in milkshake attack

shaken but not stirred into action?

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Belafon  May 20, 2019 • 8:31:37am

Just a thought: Someone should point out to @jack that it’s not very libertarian to treat elected officials as being above private citizens. It should be more likely that government people get banned for statements than the population at large.

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Citizen K  May 20, 2019 • 8:33:31am

re: #95 Belafon

Just a thought: Someone should point out to @jack that it’s not very libertarian to treat elected officials as being above private citizens. It should be more likely that government people get banned for statements than the population at large.

This assumes actual principles behind libertarian actions and policy in general, much less individual libertarians’ attitudes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 8:33:44am

re: #95 Belafon

Just a thought: Someone should point out to @jack that it’s not very libertarian to treat elected officials as being above private citizens. It should be more likely that government people get banned for statements than the population at large.

The argument, FWIW, is that politicians are more subject to charges and accusations of a purely political nature. That is why a sitting president is supposed to be free of the “distractions” of civil or criminal charges, and only subject to impeachment by Congress.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 8:34:08am

re: #95 Belafon

Just a thought: Someone should point out to @jack that it’s not very libertarian to treat elected officials as being above private citizens. It should be more likely that government people get banned for statements than the population at large.

Isn’t the Trump hate speech in line with Jack’s philosophy anyway? So why would he ban Trump?

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sagehen  May 20, 2019 • 8:35:31am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 8:36:33am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The argument, FWIW, is that politicians are more subject to charges and accusations of a purely political nature. That is why a sitting president is supposed to be free of the “distractions” of civil or criminal charges, and only subject to impeachment by Congress.

???? Since when are sitting presidents free of the distractions of civil charges?
Wasn’t that the entire issue that led to Clinton’s impeachment — his being forced to testify in the Paula Jones case?

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Citizen K  May 20, 2019 • 8:41:31am

I’m constantly bracing for news of an actual massacre at the border with this kind of shit. They really want a purge.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2019 • 8:43:09am

re: #99 sagehen

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Video

This one’s a little closer to it…

Family Guy - My Milkshake brings all of the Boys to the Yard

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 8:53:13am

If we want to be delicate about it, dehumanization starts before it’s OK to dump milkshakes on people. The Italian fascists’ signature move was to force their opponents to drink castor oil. At first, anyway.

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makeitstop  May 20, 2019 • 9:07:41am

Doocy tries ‘man on the street’ interviews in Manhattan, people are all like ‘fuuuuuuck yoooooou.’

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2019 • 9:11:01am

re: #104 makeitstop

Doocy tries ‘man on the street’ interviews in Manhattan, people are all like ‘fuuuuuuck yoooooou.’

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One of these days Fox News is going to move their HQ to Texas.

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 9:12:00am

re: #95 Belafon

Just a thought: Someone should point out to @jack that it’s not very libertarian to treat elected officials as being above private citizens. It should be more likely that government people get banned for statements than the population at large.

You’re quite right.

It is, however, extraordinarily elitist to treat one class of citizens (elected officials) as essentially beyond consequences. It elevates that group above reproach.

Sounds more like aristocracy if you ask me. And that’s not libertarian.

Of course, perhaps the new-fangled definition of “libertarian” is more akin to feudalism than anything else. Which wouldn’t surprise me one iota.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2019 • 9:17:55am

re: #107 Dr Lizardo

You’re quite right.

It is, however, extraordinarily elitist to treat one class of citizens (elected officials) as essentially beyond consequences. It elevates that group above reproach.

Sounds more like aristocracy if you ask me. And that’s not libertarian.

Of course, perhaps the new-fangled definition of “libertarian” is more akin to feudalism than anything else. Which wouldn’t surprise me one iota.

Libertyranny?

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 9:35:37am

Auburn Alabama PD has captured the suspect in the killing and wounding of 3 police. He has a history.

al.com

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RinaX  May 20, 2019 • 9:39:23am

re: #15 thecommodore

BIden could very well run Trump off the court next year, but I fear his conciliatory tone towards Republicans will only encourage them to get worse. I see his strategy, which seems to be taking a page from the Obama unity campaign of 2008, and like I said, it might work - especially to bring back the Obama voters who defected to Trump (it still boggles my mind that that happened) - but was he asleep when the GOP blocked everything Obama tried to do?

Democrats were said to be furious and hungry for change. Then Biden jumped in

If the GOP still has control of the Senate after the 2020 elections, they will block anything whether we have a firebrand or a conciliator. That is why the reaching out talk does not bother me, because I don’t believe being confrontational with them will work any better. I also have very little faith that someone “talking tough” would get much support from the vocal left. They would join right in with the right wing and start calling for a primary three months after that Dem president got in office.

I am angry and want all Republicans gone, but that won’t happen with one election. I’ll settle for anyone who can straighten out the mess Trump has made of our foreign policy and start putting a functional government in place. If it takes old-man whiteness to swing enough racists back to voting Dem column, whatever, I’ll happily promote and vote for Biden. Trump has got to get gone, meaning I have zero interest in tearing down any candidate who has a chance to do that.

Having said all that, people should let the debates happen before wringing their hands about who is leading the current polls. It’s not even June yet, and Hillary had a bigger lead at this point than Biden currently does.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 20, 2019 • 9:42:36am

re: #31 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

Speaking of practicality.

The missile shown is an S-125 Neva/Pechora (NATO codename SA-3 Goa). It has been in service since 1961 and is still being upgraded. It is command guided and, depending on the sophistication of the ground based software, can be guided to a point on the ground as easily as it can to an aircraft. US and NATO Nike Hercules missiles had a similar capability, as did the Soviets’ V-75 (SA-2 Guideline). The Houthi Qaher short range ballistic missile is a modified S-75 and Iraq had a similar version during the lead-up to the 2003 war.
The idea is that radar tracks both the target aircraft and the outgoing missile, a computer uses this data to generate steering commands. The surface to surface mode substitutes ground coordinates for the position of the aircraft.
I kind of doubt that this is happening in the video, because of the low-angle launch. Normally, a high, semi ballistic trajectory would be used to gain the most range, with the flight path adjusted continuously as the missile closes the target, either an airborne aircraft or a point on the ground.
There were also short range command guided SAMs, like the British Tigercat, that used a visual tracker like those used with anti-tank missiles.
Many reports indicate that the S-125 has a visual tracker as a backup, though this would only be usable at short range.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2019 • 9:44:18am

re: #109 Decatur Deb

Auburn Alabama PD has captured the suspect in the killing and wounding of 3 police. He has a history.

al.com

And - shocking, I know - he’s a white guy.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 9:46:50am

re: #112 Eclectic Cyborg

And - shocking, I know - he’s a white guy.

/

Wouldn’t bet that matters if you kill an Alabama cop. Most likely it’s in the capture details.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 9:47:02am

re: #112 Eclectic Cyborg

And - shocking, I know - he’s a white guy.

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He will be shrugged off as a

a) lone wolf

b) Obama supporter

c) deep state false-flag plant

in that order

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lawhawk  May 20, 2019 • 9:47:22am

re: #109 Decatur Deb

Auburn Alabama PD has captured the suspect in the killing and wounding of 3 police. He has a history.

al.com

Domestic disturbance… one of the most routine and dangerous engagements that a police officer can respond to - the other being a nighttime motor vehicle stop.

The problem, here as everywhere else, is the easy availability of guns, and that lax gun law states have decided that anyone should be able to access a gun, even those who have domestic violence on their ledger.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 9:48:26am

re: #115 lawhawk

Domestic disturbance… one of the most routine and dangerous engagements that a police officer can respond to - the other being a nighttime motor vehicle stop.

The problem, here as everywhere else, is the easy availability of guns, and that lax gun law states have decided that anyone should be able to access a gun, even those who have domestic violence on their ledger.

If your wife is coming at you armed, don’t you want to be in a position to return fire?

/

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 9:49:50am

re: #115 lawhawk

Domestic disturbance… one of the most routine and dangerous engagements that a police officer can respond to - the other being a nighttime motor vehicle stop.

The problem, here as everywhere else, is the easy availability of guns, and that lax gun law states have decided that anyone should be able to access a gun, even those who have domestic violence on their ledger.

He was apparently already in battle-rattle when he met the arriving cops. There’s more to learn.

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 9:50:40am

re: #115 lawhawk

Domestic disturbance… one of the most routine and dangerous engagements that a police officer can respond to - the other being a nighttime motor vehicle stop.

The problem, here as everywhere else, is the easy availability of guns, and that lax gun law states have decided that anyone should be able to access a gun, even those who have domestic violence on their ledger.

If an abusive husband has access to a gun, I think it is no more than fair that the Mrs. has access to a Phalanx CIWS for self defense. ///

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goddamnedfrank  May 20, 2019 • 9:52:39am
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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 9:52:54am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If your wife is coming at you armed, don’t you want to be in a position to return fire?

/

When a domestic disturbance looks like this:

Heat Downtown Shootout Scene HD

It’s probably a little too late for couples therapy.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2019 • 9:56:55am
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gocart mozart  May 20, 2019 • 10:01:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 10:03:43am

re: #122 gocart mozart

Ah, Milo is the grift that keeps on grifting.

He is an asshole, but he is a rather smart one. And right now he is desperate and has very little to lose. That makes him dangerous.

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Decatur Deb  May 20, 2019 • 10:15:06am

Auburn arrestee reported as a very highly trained National Guard troop. His online life is available. Weapon said to be AR-15.

Note: The First Report Is Always Wrong.

heavy.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 20, 2019 • 10:16:33am

MOAR STUPIDS FROM ALABAMA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2019 • 10:21:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 10:23:09am

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Trump doesn’t borrow from non-DB banks because he “doesn’t need money” - then why did he borrow $11 million from a small FL bank to finance purchase of a house from his sister? And why was CEO of that bank promptly rewarded with appointment to his local Federal Reserve board?

Time to call out The Emoluments Men

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 20, 2019 • 10:23:22am

re: #125 The Vicious Babushka

MOAR STUPIDS FROM ALABAMA

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We should remember this advice and recycle it in response to to the inevitable complaints that would arise from the Evangelical community if the Gay/Islamo-Zionist/socialism collective succeeds in banning Bibles. No doubt a huge black market would develop right away. With their finely honed grifter skills, evangelists would be ideally placed to exploit this new opportunity.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 10:28:31am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is an asshole, but he is a rather smart one. And right now he is desperate and has very little to lose. That makes him dangerous.

Not so smart. If Milo were, he would have realized the toxic effects of espousing certain positions. He’s articulate; that doesn’t make him intelligent.

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Sir John Barron  May 20, 2019 • 10:33:34am

re: #104 makeitstop

Doocy tries ‘man on the street’ interviews in Manhattan, people are all like ‘fuuuuuuck yoooooou.’

They aren’t real men on the street, anyone, New Yawkers. They don’t even carry gunz I bet.

/

131
Dave In Austin  May 20, 2019 • 10:33:47am

Food Fight!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 20, 2019 • 10:34:14am
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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 10:34:23am

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

David Frum

@davidfrum
If Trump doesn’t borrow from non-DB banks because he “doesn’t need money” - then why did he borrow $11 million from a small FL bank to finance purchase of a house from his sister? And why was CEO of that bank promptly rewarded with appointment to his local Federal Reserve board?

Borrowing money is a wise investment decision if you can earn more on this money than the cost of borrowing. It can also be the appropriate measure if your money is tied up in illiquid assets and you require cash immediately.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 10:34:46am

re: #129 Hecuba’s daughter

Not so smart. If Milo were, he would have realized the toxic effects of espousing certain positions. He’s articulate; that doesn’t make him intelligent.

note my choice of words; “rather smart”, as in capable of using his intellect for short-term advantage, not “intelligent” as in able to employ it successfully over the long term

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 10:35:35am

re: #133 Hecuba’s daughter

Borrowing money is a wise investment decision if you can earn more on this money than the cost of borrowing. It can also be the appropriate measure if your money is tied up in illiquid assets and you require cash immediately.

It is a matter of utility. Nothing wrong, for example, with taking on a mortgage on a home that you have the utility of being able to live in for less than you would pay in rent for a similar property, and one that will appreciate in value over and above the cost of the mortgage.

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Sir John Barron  May 20, 2019 • 10:36:59am

re: #84 The Vicious Babushka

I guess Fox & Friends did not mention the Ford layoffs.

I’m glad we’re back to reporting government employment data as ‘real’ numbers and the stock market as not being a bubble.

//

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Belafon  May 20, 2019 • 10:37:13am

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

When a domestic disturbance looks like this:

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It’s probably a little too late for couples therapy.

I think Mr. & Mrs. Smith is the movie reference you want.

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Sir John Barron  May 20, 2019 • 10:47:56am

re: #69 lawhawk

I know people are pis$ed off that the last two seasons were crammed short and plot development was missed.

But GoT also spent six seasons sometimes going off in all kinds of weird directions, with untold number of islands and nations and rascally leaders getting inserted in to the story that ultimately didn’t do much for the overall arc of the story (Dorne?).

So I think I’m kind of OK them ending the way they did.

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 10:50:37am

A find: Kidnapping of children by Nazi Germany
Could this be a precedent for what is happening in the US?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 10:51:31am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

So I think I’m kind of OK them ending the way they did.

I watched the first two episodes with my GF and neither of us had any interest in continuing. But it seemed necessary to be aware of what’s happening in order to catch half the references in popular culture and discourse these days.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 20, 2019 • 10:52:06am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

Yeah, I am still waiting for the books to come out. Sigh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 20, 2019 • 10:52:59am

re: #139 Teukka

A find: Kidnapping of children by Nazi Germany
Could this be a precedent for what is happening in the US?

fuente de vida?

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 10:53:20am

re: #137 Belafon

I think Mr. & Mrs. Smith is the movie reference you want.

LOL

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KGxvi  May 20, 2019 • 10:53:30am

re: #139 Teukka

A find: Kidnapping of children by Nazi Germany
Could this be a precedent for what is happening in the US?

Nah, what the Germans did was intended to make those “Aryan-looking people” more German. What the Trump Administration is doing is simply cruel and inhumane treatment in order to stop people from exercising their right to seek asylum.

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Belafon  May 20, 2019 • 10:53:33am

Robert Pattinson has been chosen to play Batman in a new movie coming out in 2021. He was Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and Edward Cullin in the Twilight series.

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Sir John Barron  May 20, 2019 • 10:54:07am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

I know people are pis$ed off that the last two seasons were crammed short and plot development was missed.

But GoT also spent six seasons sometimes going off in all kinds of weird directions, with untold number of islands and nations and rascally leaders getting inserted in to the story that ultimately didn’t do much for the overall arc of the story (Dorne?).

So I think I’m kind of OK them ending the way they did.

Of course, some of the fun of the series was exactly this meandering around, and different characters, and wondering where it was all going and how all the pieces fit together and wondering the background of all these different niche societies.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 10:54:29am

re: #141 Shropshire Slasher

Yeah, I am still waiting for the books to come out. Sigh.

Narrator: they won’t

(ok, ok — maybe The Winds of Winter — but ADOS? never)

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 20, 2019 • 10:54:55am

re: #145 Belafon

Personally, I’d prefer an older, grizzled Batman, but I’m willing to give Pattinson a chance. The Caped Crusader has probably been the most unusually cast of all superheroes over the past 30 years.

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KGxvi  May 20, 2019 • 10:54:57am

re: #137 Belafon

I think Mr. & Mrs. Smith is the movie reference you want.

I was thinking War of the Roses:

The War of the Roses (5/5) Movie CLIP - Not Good For Him (1989) HD

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Teukka  May 20, 2019 • 10:55:55am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

fuente de vida?

re: #144 KGxvi

Nah, what the Germans did was intended to make those “Aryan-looking people” more German. What the Trump Administration is doing is simply cruel and inhumane treatment in order to stop people from exercising their right to seek asylum.

Then we have this: Kinder KZ

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KGxvi  May 20, 2019 • 10:56:50am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

I know people are pis$ed off that the last two seasons were crammed short and plot development was missed.

But GoT also spent six seasons sometimes going off in all kinds of weird directions, with untold number of islands and nations and rascally leaders getting inserted in to the story that ultimately didn’t do much for the overall arc of the story (Dorne?).

So I think I’m kind of OK them ending the way they did.

In fairness, Dorne plays a much larger role in the books. That was one of the first D&D choices of cutting source material to streamline the show.

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KGxvi  May 20, 2019 • 10:58:17am

re: #146 Sir John Barron

Of course, some of the fun of the series was exactly this meandering around, and different characters, and wondering where it was all going and how all the pieces fit together and wondering the background of all these different niche societies.

My favorite tin foil theory from the books is that Rhaegar is alive on the Quiet Isle

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Dr Lizardo  May 20, 2019 • 10:59:50am

re: #148 Eclectic Cyborg

Personally, I’d prefer an older, grizzled Batman, but I’m willing to give Pattinson a chance. The Caped Crusader has probably been the most unusually cast of all superheroes over the past 30 years.

Yeah. Hell, when I heard that Michael Keaton had been cast as Batman, my first reaction back in the day was like “WTF? He’s a comedy actor.”

But the most important thing about the Batman character isn’t Batman….it’s Bruce Wayne. And Keaton pulled that off very well, IMHO, as did Christian Bale. Different interpretations to be sure, but very well done interpretations.

My favorite Superman/Clark Kent is probably always going to be Christoper Reeve for a similar reason - he absolutely nailed the Clark Kent role. And as someone pointed out (Alan Moore?), Clark Kent is Kal-El’s subtle critique of humanity….bumbling, ineffective and generally hapless.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 20, 2019 • 11:00:49am

re: #146 Sir John Barron

Of course, some of the fun of the series was exactly this meandering around, and different characters, and wondering where it was all going and how all the pieces fit together and wondering the background of all these different niche societies.

Yes — but the Dorne storyline was totally butchered. Remember shows that said “Names have been changed to protect the innocent”? In this case, the names have been preserved, just the entire story has been changed with no resemblance in personalities or action to the original GRRM story.

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lawhawk  May 20, 2019 • 11:02:05am

re: #153 Dr Lizardo

Quentin Tarantino did that as well in the Kill Bill , Vol. 2 monologue by Bill about Superman, superheroes, and their alter egos.

Superman is always Superman. He takes on the alter ego to “blend in”, but he can never not be Superman.

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uriel  May 20, 2019 • 12:03:36pm

re: #82 lawhawk

All the focus clues suggest that it’s a photo edited image. Very poorly done at that.

It’s been enhanced poorly, and probably compressed badly to make it smaller and easier to repost, but that doesn’t make it fake.

A reverse image lookup results in this original

The photographers website is here:

insta-stalker.com

Since the larger elephant is actually significantly behind the babies, it’s not in the same focal plane- if you look closely, it’s already starting to fall out of focus compared to the babies. A low enough f-stop combined with zoom compression, and the fact that the additional cropping results in a forced perspective, could explain the anomalies you are noticing. Given the number of elephant pictures (among other things) she posts, it seems a jump to go from zero to fake on the basis of a second-hand “enhancing” of the original.

(Note: I’m making an educated guess on the lens and aperture, since the exif data has been stripped from original file.)

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retired cynic  May 20, 2019 • 2:04:51pm

re: #156 uriel

It’s been enhanced poorly, and probably compressed badly to make it smaller and easier to repost, but that doesn’t make it fake.

A reverse image lookup results in this original …

Thank you! I adored it anyway, and the original is even better. What a catch of a photo!


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