A Jaw-Dropping Tommy Emmanuel Tour De Force: “Locomotivation” [VIDEO]

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:20:28am

Ahh the scent of a new thread. Mr Emmanuel is a very talented individual. An artist in motion.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:21:01am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:26:44am

What was the bit in the last thread about the affinity between incels, male supremacists and white supremacists?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:31:02am

Beautiful. Tommy is a national treasure.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:31:18am

re: #3 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What was the bit in the last thread about the affinity between incels, male supremacists and white supremacists?

Teaching boys to hate girls (He man woman haters club anyone?) Is key to getting them to go along with the patriarchal order. Because they don’t naturally. Empathy and altruism were key to our evolution but order is at the core of civilization and currently that order is put in place by various forms of hate.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:37:01am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:38:28am

Another thing I was thinking about is how “survival of the fittest” is read as “survival of the strongest/biggest/most aggressive, most alpha” when any reading of natural history shows that there have been lots of large, aggressive species that died out.

“Survival of the fittest” in the end means survival of the most adaptable to constantly changing conditions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:39:31am

re: #6 Teukka

Same situation in Sweden, next door to the West.
Also, check out Eric’s thread, there’s a climate skepdick actually claiming Finland doesn’t exist…

Finland is in fact a collective hallucination and product of an extremely bored and uncreative imagination…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:40:15am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Another thing I was thinking about is how “survival of the fittest” is read as “survival of the strongest/biggest/most aggressive” when any reading of natural history shows that there have been lots of large, aggressive species that died out.

“Survival of the fittest” in the end means survival of the most adaptable to constantly changing conditions.

I agree. The term may be better rendered as “Survival of the most knowledgeable and prepared”, but that doesn’t make as good a sound bite.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:40:39am

re: #8 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Finland is in fact a collective hallucination and product of an extremely bored and uncreative imagination…

Is that why they have so many rakes?

//

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:41:18am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shhhh. You’ll spook the cowardly he-men out there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:41:31am

re: #10 Eclectic Cyborg

Is that why they have so many rakes?

//

we are making progress on answering that question

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:42:36am

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

I agree. The term may be better rendered as “Survival of the most knowledgeable and prepared”, but that doesn’t make as good a sound bite.

I doubt the mammals that were alive when the dinosaur extinction occurred were more knowledgable or prepared. They just didn’t die.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:42:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:43:21am

and “alpha” is a designation that simply relates to a particular individual’s position in a social hierarchy, it does not necessarily define any traits, and alpha is a position that can change rapidly as conditions change for the social group.

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Old Liberal  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:44:15am

re: #7 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Another thing I was thinking about is how “survival of the fittest” is read as “survival of the strongest/biggest/most aggressive” when any reading of natural history shows that there have been lots of large, aggressive species that died out.

“Survival of the fittest” in the end means survival of the most adaptable to constantly changing conditions.

I don’t say “survival “. I use “continuation” because it is continuation of species through successful reproduction.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:44:23am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

“what the fuck was that for?”

“just to see how you would react!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:45:00am

re: #16 Old Liberal

I don’t say “survival “. I use “continuation” because it is continuation of species through successful reproduction.

and continuation over the course of evolution into other species

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Charles Johnson  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:45:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:46:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:46:23am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

we needed a fake moon base to use for our fake landings on Mars

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:47:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:50:14am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

For the upcoming hearings on the Mueller report, Republican Rep. Doug Collins, a ranking member of the committee, sent a letter to its chairman citing the “manual of decorum.” It has a list of terms to ban from the hearings:

might as well just cancel the hearings…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:50:40am

re: #13 Belafon

I doubt the mammals that were alive when the dinosaur extinction occurred were more knowledgable or prepared. They just didn’t die.

Agreed. I was thinking primarily about the term in a human context.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:50:41am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

Crook is listed twice. Was he running out of words or he does not want to hear that word?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:52:15am

re: #25 PhillyPretzel

Crook is listed twice. Was he running out of words or he does not want to hear that word?

He left off “pusbucket”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:52:19am

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

I like how “Crook” is on the list twice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:52:36am
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Charles Johnson  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:53:09am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:54:10am

I just saw that Princess Meghan is back from maternity leave three days after Trump left the UK. I expect that renovations to the rooms in Buckingham Palace will continue into 2020 and perhaps until 2024 depending on election results…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:54:52am

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

Prediction: The Police force will eventually cave and not rehire him, but dude will just get hired in another city instead.

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:55:00am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:59:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:02:42pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:06:43pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now he needs to find a VP nominee with the right name so we can have Pancakes/Sausage 2020!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:07:24pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:10:49pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

And who pays for all those exams? Let me guess: The women.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:11:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:15:13pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:15:58pm

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

Now he needs to find a VP nominee with the right name so we can have Pancakes/Sausage 2020!

Have to find a position somewhere in the cabinet for Jello Biafra - so we can say (of course!), “There’s always room for Jello!”

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:18:50pm

Good news I got my packages from amazon. Bad news I found 2 more wasps. I vacuumed them.

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jaunte  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:19:44pm

re: #15 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and “alpha” is a designation that simply relates to a particular individual’s position in a social hierarchy, it does not necessarily define any traits, and alpha is a position that can change rapidly as conditions change for the social group.

Currently seen in Trumpworld; the “alpha” courtier ranks are composed of the most toadying lickspittles.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:22:52pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks pretty solid, I’m just so leery of anything EA does.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:25:43pm

re: #43 Eclectic Cyborg

Looks pretty solid, I’m just so leery of anything EA does.

EA stands for Evil Alliance right?

(Nope, no ///)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:30:29pm

re: #44 William Lewis

Exceptionally Assholish

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Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:33:51pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Battlefront II looked great too…then it launched and everyone found out they paid $60 for a virtual slot machine that demanded more money.

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Mescalero09  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:34:35pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:35:07pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

Battlefront II looked great too…then it launched and everyone found out they paid $60 for a virtual slot machine that demanded more money.

Exactly. I’m going to wait and see on Jedi Order.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:35:54pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

Yep. I’ll stick to Warframe. DE knows what they are doing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:35:58pm

re: #47 Mescalero09

Second lines are one of my favorite things about NOLA.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:36:10pm

re: #31 Eclectic Cyborg

Prediction: The Police force will eventually cave and not rehire him, but dude will just get hired in another city instead.

or a university police force

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:49:27pm

re: #42 jaunte

Currently seen in Trumpworld; the “alpha” courtier ranks are composed of the most toadying lickspittles.

these are all guys happy to present themselves as “alpha” based on the size of their firearms collection

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:51:56pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 12:52:59pm

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I just saw that Princess Meghan is back from maternity leave three days after Trump left the UK. I expect that renovations to the rooms in Buckingham Palace will continue into 2020 and perhaps until 2024 depending on election results…

She’s not back. She’s still on maternity leave. This was a special event for the queen so she attended.

But I do like the optics.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:02:38pm

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

Now he needs to find a VP nominee with the right name so we can have Pancakes/Sausage 2020!

Bacon should be his VP.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:04:20pm

re: #55 Belafon

Bacon should be his VP.

Maple Syrup

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:05:12pm

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

Maple Syrup

Is Maple Syrup a natural born citizen?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:05:57pm

re: #57 Teukka

Yes. Vermont.

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Belafon  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:06:56pm

re: #58 PhillyPretzel

Yes. Vermont.

Is it going to want to be the president instead?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:08:15pm

re: #59 Belafon

I have no idea.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:08:53pm

re: #57 Teukka

Is Maple Syrup a natural born citizen?

New England…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:35:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:37:28pm
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 8, 2019 • 1:58:36pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This will make Mr. Pancakes the first Republican I would vote for in 40 years.

Mmmmm.. pancakes.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:03:01pm

re: #64 Rocky-in-Connecticut

This will make Mr. Pancakes the first Republican I would vote for in 40 years.

Mmmmm.. pancakes.

Best not. Republican pancakes may smell delicious, but the nasty aftertaste will be with you for a long time.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:28:50pm

The slow drip drip of wanna-be authoritarianism creeps across the world:

PM candidate Raab says suspending parliament remains a Brexit option

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Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:36:06pm

re: #53 sagehen

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In a just world, this would be a DA’s worst nightmare, that this guy might be rehired and every case he touches be tossed on the grounds that it’s a matter of public record he’s a liar.

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Mescalero09  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:36:07pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:37:03pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“You can’t force societal change through legislation, that only leads to conflict and violence! Now, let’s discuss how we’re going to make America a better, more moral nation by banning abortion.”

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Dread Pirate  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:38:32pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:40:03pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The university happily accepted tens of millions from this man’s family, including $30+ million already donated by Culverhouse Jr. And they’re not moving to remove his father’s name from their business school. But after he announces opposition to the state’s new abortion ban and calling on students to boycott in protest, suddenly his “demands” for their law school are just too much.

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:43:31pm

re: #66 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The slow drip drip of wanna-be authoritarianism creeps across the world:

PM candidate Raab says suspending parliament remains a Brexit option

There would be riots if Raab or anyone else tried to suspend parliament. I remember how people rioted over Margaret Thatcher’s poll tax in 1990. You can be for damned sure they’ll take to the streets if there’s a possibility of a no-deal Brexit that would completely smash the UK economy.

en.wikipedia.org (Poll tax riots)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:44:36pm

re: #55 Belafon

Bacon should be his VP.

I decline since I intend to retire before 2024!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:52:15pm

For some reason John Huston popped into my head today. His last film, The Dead, is available on Amazon Prime, perhaps I should watch it:

The Dead - Trailer

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:54:20pm

re: #72 mmmirele

There would be riots if Raab or anyone else tried to suspend parliament. I remember how people rioted over Margaret Thatcher’s poll tax in 1990. You can be for damned sure they’ll take to the streets if there’s a possibility of a no-deal Brexit that would completely smash the UK economy.

en.wikipedia.org (Poll tax riots)

and Farage is on record now saying that selling off NHS is no big deal

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 2:59:40pm

This is a long thread, going back weeks, by the director of an abortion clinic in Charlotte. It’s near to where one of my coworkers lives, because she’s complained about the protesters.

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:00:28pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

and Farage is on record now saying that selling off NHS is no big deal

Nigel is nuts if he thinks the average Brit is going to sit idly while the NHS is sold off. He’s craaaazy.

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MsJ  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:06:03pm

re: #77 mmmirele

Nigel is nuts if he thinks the average Brit is going to sit idly while the NHS is sold off. He’s craaaazy.

That’ll get more people on his side.

Uh huh.

Yup.
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Dread Pirate  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:08:01pm

I don’t even know why anybody would still think the US negotiates in good faith.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:12:01pm

re: #76 mmmirele

This is a long thread, going back weeks, by the director of an abortion clinic in Charlotte. It’s near to where one of my coworkers lives, because she’s complained about the protesters.

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Same problem with protesters at the PP clinic in Louisville, KY.

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Targetpractice  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:16:15pm

re: #79 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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I don’t even know why anybody would still think the US negotiates in good faith.

At this point, most of them are just trying to run out the clock.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:20:27pm

re: #76 mmmirele

Seems like an opportunity for some creative counter protesting.

What would happen if a procession of people, walking the other direction, occasionally stopped and challenged the anti-abortionists on their beliefs?

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:25:26pm

re: #82 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Seems like an opportunity for some creative counter protesting.

What would happen if a procession of people, walking the other direction, occasionally stopped and challenged the anti-abortionists on their beliefs?

It’s not like I haven’t considered going out and counterprotesting the Apologia Church guys as they harass women at the Tempe Planned Parenthood. Thing is, I don’t know if that will make it any better for the women there getting services. Which is why I chose to take it to the church’s sidewalk. If they can be a bother to PP, I can be a bother to them.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:29:18pm

re: #83 mmmirele

In the case of the location in that tweet, though, I’d suggest not a person go alone to counter protest, but a group.

We humans respond to groups, which is why the anti-abortionists are there en masse.

And they will continue to amass until they are confronted with their tactics.

The best confrontation is, I’ll suggest, one which challenges each one of them on why they believe what they do, and how they know what they think they know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:31:45pm

I’m dying of culinary aroma overload right now…

Greek salad marinating in one bowl

Tzatziki sauce marinating in another bowl

Pita dough rising in yet another bowl

And chicken gyro meat in its 24th hour of marinating in the fridge.

Come on over…I’ve got enough to feed a lizard horde…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:32:15pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:32:54pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:33:20pm

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

Now he needs to find a VP nominee with the right name so we can have Pancakes/Sausage 2020!

Ernie Kovacs wrote their campaign song 60 years ago!

Ernie Kovacs — Hot Cakes And Sausage

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:55:00pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good “Fucking scumbag” isn’t on that list.

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DangerMan  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:59:01pm

Jeff Tiedrich
@itsJeffTiedrich
Trump: DO WHAT I SAY OR THERE WILL BE TARIFFS
Mexico:
Trump: I’M WARNING YOU
Mexico:
Trump: THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING
Mexico:
Trump:
Mexico:
Trump:
Mexico:
Trump: ok, just keep on doing what you’ve been doing
Mexico:
Trump: I WIN! I WIN! I’M THE BEST! THE BEST! EVERYONE SAYS SO

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nowherenorth2  Jun 8, 2019 • 3:59:21pm

So I got my bill for a life flight I had to take last July 20 due to a stroke. I live in way North NY ( like Ottawa is 45 minutes away and the border and akwasasne mohawk reservation are normal things) and major hospitals are far away.
Since the life flight network is out of the benefits circle, they will pay 60%.
Turns out the insurance company paid only 3000. And they are stating I need to pay the difference.
The amount is 67499 total. They have paid roughly 4%.
I am worried and I do not know what to do about this. And I am saddened.

Just sucks

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:00:57pm

re: #57 Teukka

Is Maple Syrup a natural born citizen?

Canadian

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:10:10pm

re: #92 nowherenorth2

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Our system sucks.

I discharged some of my medical debt through bankruptcy. Sucks, but if you don’t own anything, there is not much they can do.

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nowherenorth2  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:12:54pm

re: #94 I Would Prefer Not To

It does suck. Like I can’t even fathom this you know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:13:36pm

re: #92 nowherenorth2

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we were so very fortunate that MrBWS’s union insurance (IBEW) covered the entire cost of the LifeFlight when he had his heart attack last year.
We will definitely be purchasing the LifeFlight policy when he retires.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:16:10pm

How the fuck is someone able to afford a year’s wages (before taxes) on a flight?

It’s not just stupid, it’s fucking stupid.

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nowherenorth2  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:20:41pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

My insurance is through the hospital in the area because of the misses. It is more of a stabilizing place. Because of my rheumatological disorder and the blood thinners I am already on, my hospital can’t handle a thing. I have been to UVM in Burlington twice and Upstate in Syracuse twice.
The flight was to upstate. Just can’t wrap my head around it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:22:22pm

re: #97 I Would Prefer Not To

How the fuck is someone able to afford a year’s wages (before taxes) on a flight?

It’s not just stupid, it’s fucking stupid.

I’ll tell you what’s stupid: over $10,000 for less than 10-15 miles for a ground ambulance trip.

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calochortus  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:24:33pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll tell you what’s stupid: over $10,000 for less than 10-15 miles for a ground ambulance trip.

It’s all stupid. I saw a clip from some Fox News townhall where they asked the participants at the end whether they’d want to change from their existing health insurance to single payer. A lot of hands went up. Needless to say, nothing further was said on Fox News.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:25:14pm

re: #98 nowherenorth2

My insurance is through the hospital in the area because of the misses. It is more of a stabilizing place. Because of my rheumatological disorder and the blood thinners I am already on, my hospital can’t handle a thing. I have been to UVM in Burlington twice and Upstate in Syracuse twice.
The flight was to upstate. Just can’t wrap my head around it.

hubs had his LifeFlight to Lexington, KY, destination about 75 miles south of the hospital he was in.
LifeFlight is called for damned near everything here because we are so rural. Some towns here have actually paid the insurance to cover every one of their citizens. Several lizards here already have LifeFlight insurance.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:25:54pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll tell you what’s stupid: over $10,000 for less than 10-15 miles for a ground ambulance trip.

When I cut my hand and wrist really bad back in 2008 I had an ambulance ride (I was bleeding so bad I was losing consciousness) that was *literally two fucking blocks away*. $6,000.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:31:42pm

Nothing about our health care delivery system is expected to make economic sense. It relies on convoluted network of subsidy, insurance, and write-offs. At the same time the market is inherently false—no one gets to make a rational cost/benefit decision because the decision is to live or die.

As an aside, private medevac is a nightmare business. Many of our retired Army helo pilots do a term there. For lots of reasons, medevac crewmember is a great way to get killed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:37:05pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

When I cut my hand and wrist really bad back in 2008 I had an ambulance ride (I was bleeding so bad I was losing consciousness) that was *literally two fucking blocks away*. $6,000.

I was an EMT/firefighter at my local VFD back in Illinois.
We NEVER charged for ambulance calls.

NEVER, because property taxes supported our department and we were obviously not for profit.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:38:19pm

My ambulance ride last year (about 1 1/2 miles) cost about $2,000. (Insurance paid all but $100.) I guess that’s the advantage of living in an urban area — they’re in pretty constant use, so the costs can be spread out.

It’s also good to have good insurance.

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jeffreyw  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:38:48pm
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:40:47pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was an EMT/firefighter at my local VFD back in Illinois.
We NEVER charged for ambulance calls.

NEVER, because property taxes supported our department and we were obviously not for profit.

The fire department administers ours. I don’t know what they charge the uninsured.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:40:49pm

Quite a few years ago when I first moved into my house I cut myself on a broken piece of metal. At that time I was still working for Independence Blue Cross. When they saw my health insurance they wanted me to say overnight for cut that required no stitches. My dad and I put our collective feet down and got out of the hospital as soon as we could. Even so I had to go the family GP to get the gauze taken off and for it to be properly wrapped up so it would heal properly.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:43:18pm

re: #105 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

My ambulance ride last year (about 1 1/2 miles) cost about $2,000. (Insurance paid all but $100.) I guess that’s the advantage of living in an urban area — they’re in pretty constant use, so the costs can be spread out.

It’s also good to have good insurance.

I don’t have insurance. If I ever have a big bill, I’ll declare bankruptcy and no one gets paid. It’s fucking stupid and that POS trump thinks he can export our system to other countries. that may be the dumbest thought the man has ever had and he’s had too many to count. /Rant

(I’m going to give my self a timeout now and do some cleaning/book promotion/….

One Love.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:44:16pm

re: #107 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

The fire department administers ours. I don’t know what they charge the uninsured.

our department never asked for insurance information

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Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:45:53pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

our department never asked for insurance information

One of many medevac slogans: “Good news never travels by helicopter.”

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:51:15pm

Now I’m really going on timeout

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:52:50pm

Initial reports are saying no one was shot, but some people got hurt in the stampede.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:53:25pm
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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:53:31pm

re: #111 Decatur Deb

One of many medevac slogans: “Good news never travels by helicopter.”

One of the reasons why i have great respect for Prince William is his flying search/rescue/medevac helicopters for the RAF. Would be very easy for Harry to suddenly be the heir….

No bone spurs there.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:53:37pm

So hungry today since I did not eat and just had a protein shake for breakfast. So I went to Maggiano’s and got their Lighter Take Chicken Marsala.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:55:12pm

re: #115 William Lewis

One of the reasons why i have great respect for Prince William is his flying search/rescue/medevac helicopters for the RAF. Would be very easy for Harry to suddenly be the heir….

No bone spurs there.

Yeah. if you need to find an MoH winner in a hurry, look among the Dustoffs.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:55:43pm

“Backetball.”

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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2019 • 4:57:24pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was an EMT/firefighter at my local VFD back in Illinois.
We NEVER charged for ambulance calls.

NEVER, because property taxes supported our department and we were obviously not for profit.

That is true here, in our small rural county. Thank Dog! My husband and my parents had to use it a lot!

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Dave In Austin  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:01:07pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:01:31pm

re: #118 teleskiguy

And President Yogurt Brain tagged the wrong Rick Barry!

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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:02:35pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

And President Yogurt Brain tagged the wrong Rick Barry!

Even better! The sprinkles on top of the icing.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:02:39pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:02:58pm

Evening Lizardim.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:03:12pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

Why am I not surprised? He always does this stuff. DT is disgusting.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:03:32pm

re: #120 Dave In Austin

Fuck that band, the drummer is a pretty egregious anti-semite.

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nowherenorth2  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:03:50pm

Major emergencies are only able to be dealt with via life flight or another major hospital. Uvm in Burlington, upstate or Crouse in Syracuse, Rochester, etc. Can’t handle a thing up here. You stabilize and ship out.

120 dollar ambulance ride from one side of the street to another ( first stroke in 2017, doctors office to hospital across the street drove myself to the doctor because it was a very slow onset of symptoms)

We have no way to deal. I am automatically shipped out for almost everything neurological. And they worry about working on me for everything else

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Dave In Austin  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:05:19pm

re: #126 teleskiguy

Didn’t know that. They’re Boulder boys right?

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:07:41pm

re: #128 Dave In Austin

Didn’t know that. They’re Boulder boys right?

Yes, originally from Crested Butte. Michael Travis, the drummer, has tweeted that he believes TEH JUICE control all the banks and corporations, among other disgusting things he’s brought out in public, with a good share of misogyny as well.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:11:05pm

Things get weird here about the 4:20 mark

Joe Bonamassa & Johnny Hiland “Born to be Wild”

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:35:22pm

re: #129 teleskiguy

Yes, originally from Crested Butte. Michael Travis, the drummer, has tweeted that he believes TEH JUICE control all the banks and corporations, among other disgusting things he’s brought out in public, with a good share of misogyny as well.

Including Fox News Corp. and Sinclair, to name just a few. Some people are very dumb (profound thought of the day).

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:39:18pm

re: #129 teleskiguy

Yes, originally from Crested Butte. Michael Travis, the drummer, has tweeted that he believes TEH JUICE control all the banks and corporations, among other disgusting things he’s brought out in public, with a good share of misogyny as well.

I had no idea either. ‘Tho I’m a lil reluctant to paint the whole band with his brush so to speak.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:44:16pm

re: #132 Rightwingconspirator

I had no idea either. ‘Tho I’m a lil reluctant to paint the whole band with his brush so to speak.

The rest of the band haven’t exactly distanced themselves from him. And you’ll only find the offending tweets doing a deep archive search as they’ve long been deleted after he got a lot of shit on social media about them.

Which is too bad, they’ve put out some good music over the years and their shows are a lot of fun.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:46:46pm

re: #133 teleskiguy

The rest of the band haven’t exactly distanced themselves from him. And you’ll only find the offending tweets doing a deep archive search as they’ve long been deleted after he got a lot of shit on social media about them.

Which is too bad, they’ve put out some good music over the years and their shows are a lot of fun.

What a shame.

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Mescalero09  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:49:21pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:51:19pm

Drummer Michael Travis from The String Cheese Incident posted this to Facebook in August of 20 fucking 17, right after the Charlottesville riots.

The Jewish banking agenda is fairly irrefutable ..do you think I’m anti Semitic for saying so? I don’t. I have many many dear friends that are Jewish. (Even if they never read the Torah but that’s a whole different topic) and have learned so much from them/is.. to not be allowed to notice trends in industry for fear of being called anti Semitic might be part of the way the Rothchilds and their cronies came to control the worlds monies. Of course their are other bankers that are doing evil money things. But the Zionist banking cartel is a thing… let me know if you can refute its existence.

tabletmag.com

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:51:40pm

re: #135 Mescalero09

That is cool.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:53:06pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll tell you what’s stupid: over $10,000 for less than 10-15 miles for a ground ambulance trip.

The building I work in is about the distance of a football field from a major hospital. Awhile back we called the paramedics when a colleague collapsed.

They took him next door in an ambulance and charged him $7500 for the ride.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:54:35pm

re: #113 teleskiguy

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Initial reports are saying no one was shot, but some people got hurt in the stampede.

I had a feeling some of those parades would be targeted this year.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:55:55pm

re: #136 teleskiguy

I’m sorry, but this is filthy nazi propaganda that was used by Hitler to justify genocide. The band has said nothing about this, and he is still their drummer. So yes, I will paint the whole band with the nazi brush. Fuck those guys, I will never give them another cent of my money and have effectively stopped listening to their music altogether.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:59:09pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 5:59:51pm

re: #112 I Would Prefer Not To

Now I’m really going on timeout

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There’s a reason conservatives are trying to get the FDA to ban the sale of so-called grandfathered drugs (those which were on the market before 1934).

I once had to get Phenobarbital from the local pharmacy here rather than the Veterans Administration. The pharmacist had to order it, since no one else in the county uses it.

When it came in, I apologised to him for having to order a thousand tablet bottle to fill a prescription of thirty tablets. He said thanks but not to worry, the cost of that thousand tablets to him was $7. (The cost to me was $0, paid for by the VA. The retail price is about $16 for sixty in pharmacies and about $25 in stores like Target or Wal*Mart.)

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:01:08pm

re: #141 teleskiguy

I was waiting for the corrected form to hit twitter. lol

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jaunte  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:02:24pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:05:07pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:06:43pm

re: #144 jaunte

Both is always a valid option.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:07:05pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was an EMT/firefighter at my local VFD back in Illinois.
We NEVER charged for ambulance calls.

NEVER, because property taxes supported our department and we were obviously not for profit.

The same goes for our village here.

The volunteer fire brigade here is run as a not-for-profit (but gets a hefty sum from the village board, and does not have to pay for water usage). The EMT part of the fire brigade does not charge to make a call or take someone to the hospital.

A helicopter flight from the nearest hospital would be a ton of money though. I’m covered by the VA and my wife by Tricare, but most people here would quickly wind up in hock to their eyeballs to go to the hospital by helicopter.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:08:28pm

re: #145 teleskiguy

Hick can pull a Senate race off in Colorado, he’s won a statewide election *twice.* The presidential run is coming off more as a vanity project as the days and weeks go by.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:10:26pm

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹

When Mrs. Fish was in her car accident, the fire department charged us $700 for extracting her from the wreckage. That was actually a bit of a shock, because I had assumed up to that point that all fire departments operated as yours does.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:17:25pm

In Philly 911 takes a very long time to respond to any call let alone a medical emergency. Those in NE Philly use services such as this one: google.com

This is the same service that got to my dad’s house in less than 5 minutes and got him to Jeanes Hospital in less than 5 minutes. So from first call to hospital in 10 minutes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:18:03pm
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Mike Lamb  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:19:47pm

re: #144 jaunte

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As always, the answer is yes.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:19:58pm

News from nowhere:

My wife is purchasing a new window air conditioner from a small appliance company on the Internet to replace ours which was destroyed in a hailstorm last year (our homeowners insurance paid us a pro-rated sum for it).

This week will be in the sixties and seventies, but someone ordered temperatures in the eighties for next week.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:20:41pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:21:24pm

It’s so screwy. In the rural mountains of Colorado, most ambulance services are part of for-profit hospitals (they’re all for-profit, just down the road is the hospital where the best orthopedic surgeons on planet Earth practice medicine) so ambulance rides are *very expensive* as I rudely found out 11 years ago. Yet if you need rescue out of the wilderness by helicopter and you paid $3 ($12 for five years) for the Colorado Search and Rescue Card (which can be purchased online, good idea if you plan on hiking/backpacking/mountaineering in the state), that’s free.

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DangerMan  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:21:26pm

re: #144 jaunte

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Mrs. Betty Bowers
@BettyBowers
*
3h
America has three horrifying choices:

1. The president is too stupid to understand what’s going on. Again;

2. The president is lying. Again; or

3. Both of the above. Again

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:22:54pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:23:06pm

re: #153 Anymouse 🌹

News from nowhere:

My wife is purchasing a new window air conditioner from a small appliance company on the Internet to replace ours which was destroyed in a hailstorm last year (our homeowners insurance paid us a pro-rated sum for it).

This week will be in the sixties and seventies, but someone ordered temperatures in the eighties for next week.

It’s been in the 90’s here this week. After a very rainy spring (I went down to the Minnesota River a couple of weeks ago and it was overflowing its banks to the point where the road was closed), we finally got some heat and dry to bring it back towards normal.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:23:24pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How long till he. falls out of a 10th story window and then has a piano falls on him?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:24:22pm

re: #159 William Lewis

How long till he. falls out of a 10th story window and then has a piano falls on him?

“And how many times did he fall out the window?”
“I lost count.”

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wrenchwench  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:24:30pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Would Mitt lose his Senate seat if he got the Republican nomination over Trump?

Could be worth the risk.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:27:37pm

I’m not much of a fan of Mr. Nichols, but I think he correctly assessed the conservative position on when “life” begins. I take issue with “new” though.

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Cheechako  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:31:05pm

Up here in Juneau, Alaska, we have 3 different life-flight services in town. Many people sign up for all 3 as a back up to be sure one of the services is available when you need it. One service (Guardian) costs you and your family just $125 per year. The company bills your insurance or Medicare for the flight and what is not paid by them is covered by the company. Altogether, having all 3 services costs about $300 total.

Guardian Life Flight has also partnered with lower 48 services for coverage when an Alaskan travels down south.

Here’s the real benefit. Once you have your heart attack and have the local FD transport you to the ER, you can then sign up with the life flight service while in the ER!!

No waiting period!!

Listening to my FD scanner, there are usually 3-5 life flight transfers every day.

Most life flights go to Seattle but others can go to Anchorage. About the same flight time either way.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:34:46pm

re: #158 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s been in the 90’s here this week. After a very rainy spring (I went down to the Minnesota River a couple of weeks ago and it was overflowing its banks to the point where the road was closed), we finally got some heat and dry to bring it back towards normal.

The North Platte is out of its banks just downstream from us.

Coming back from Massachusetts, there is still flooding in eastern Nebraska. Due to poorly marked detours in Iowa, I wound up taking a state highway home. There were several places where water was over the road.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:34:54pm
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:36:41pm

re: #147 Anymouse 🌹

The same goes for our village here.

The volunteer fire brigade here is run as a not-for-profit (but gets a hefty sum from the village board, and does not have to pay for water usage). The EMT part of the fire brigade does not charge to make a call or take someone to the hospital.

A helicopter flight from the nearest hospital would be a ton of money though. I’m covered by the VA and my wife by Tricare, but most people here would quickly wind up in hock to their eyeballs to go to the hospital by helicopter.

When I was in Haines AK, one of the tour guides mentioned that absolutely everyone there buys medical evacuation insurance, since there’s no hospital anywhere nearby. When I was administering our postdoc program at the university, the medical plan we offered didn’t include repatriation/medical evacuation at first (a requirement for a J visa), so we provided it through a private insurer (less than $20 per quarter, as I recall, but it was a very young cohort). Is there something like that in your neck of the woods?

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:43:43pm

re: #155 teleskiguy

If you do need to be rescued by helicopter in the Colorado wilderness, do it near Aspen or Vail. The High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site is nearby, they volunteer their aircraft and pilots all the time, and they never charge a penny for their services.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:45:00pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

That is good information to have if needed. :)

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:48:34pm

re: #168 PhillyPretzel

Two summers ago they had to pluck a few people off Capitol Peak over I think it was five missions, the folks rescued didn’t owe any money for the rescue. That was a bad summer, five people died on that mountain that summer.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:51:32pm

re: #169 teleskiguy

That is bad. It is good to have the information of what types of services are available in a certain area.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:55:22pm

re: #170 PhillyPretzel

That is bad. It is good to have the information of what types of services are available in a certain area.

Especially rural and/or mountainous areas.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:57:04pm

Thread, eleven tweets:

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Cheechako  Jun 8, 2019 • 6:57:56pm

I forgot to mention that about 3 months ago a life flight plane went down out in the channel. Lost the pilot and 2 nurses (no patient on board). One of the nurses was 4 months pregnant. They recovered the plane wreckage but none of the bodies.

Flying life flight aircraft is a dangerous business. Even more so in Alaska.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:02:45pm

re: #173 Cheechako

I’m told if you live in Alaska long enough you’ll know people who died in plane crashes. Kind of like if you’ve been skiing long enough (raises hand) you’ll know people who have died in avalanches.

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Cheechako  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:08:01pm

re: #174 teleskiguy

I’m told if you live in Alaska long enough you’ll know people who died in plane crashes. Kind of like if you’ve been skiing long enough (raises hand) you’ll know people who have died in avalanches.

I think you’re right. We’ve had an awful lot of plane crashes this year. Seems to be way above normal.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:10:17pm

Trump admin tells U.S. embassies they can’t fly pride flag on flagpoles (Goes to NBC News)

This is a bit more complicated than “Trump hates gays” (though that is probably the reason).

During the Obama Administration, President Obama allowed embassies and legations to fly the Pride flag from the official staff. Trump’s state department said embassies need to put in individual requests, and none have been granted (though the flag may be displayed anywhere else in an embassy or on its grounds).

Specifically, the US Flag Code prohibits flying anything but governmental flags on the same staff as the US Flag. Those are limited to federal department flags, military flags (though those are normally flown from a different staff), state flags, municipal or county flags, the POW/MIA flag (allowed by an Act of Congress), or the Gold Star Flag (on Gold Star Mothers and Families Day, also by an Act of Congress).

The US Flag Code allows the President or state governors to modify how the flag is displayed, so President Obama’s order did not violate the Flag Code. Likewise, Trump’s order sticks with the Flag Code.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:11:26pm

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹

I agree with Kurt. My dad was at SHAEF HQ typing up the plans as well as the other things needed for the troops to do their jobs. He had a few stories but most of them were regarding his work on the tele-type and some of the communications between HQ and the fronts. DT will never understand what it was all about and why we did it.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:21:53pm

re: #148 teleskiguy

Hick can pull a Senate race off in Colorado, he’s won a statewide election *twice.* The presidential run is coming off more as a vanity project as the days and weeks go by.

How do you feel about (my first cousin’s’ BIL) John Walsh?

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:24:52pm

re: #178 Barefoot Grin

How do you feel about (my first cousin’s’ BIL) John Walsh?

He’s got a lot of Democratic politics bona fides in the state, but he’s never held an elected office. The Democratic field for Gardner’s seat is already getting crowded.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:25:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:28:27pm

re: #179 teleskiguy

He’s got a lot of Democratic politics bona fides in the state, but he’s never held an elected office. The Democratic field for Gardner’s seat is already getting crowded.

No one has filed to run for Senate in Nebraska for 2020 (even Ben Sasse has not filed to run for reëlection yet).

Maybe I should file, so I can get curb-stomped at the polls. (That would mean I couldn’t file for village board though, where I have a better chance of being elected again.)

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:29:28pm
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jaunte  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:43:08pm
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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:45:17pm

re: #183 jaunte

The most important tweet(s) of the day, IMO. How dare they??!!!!

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retired cynic  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:48:35pm

Fireflies! Perhaps one or two last night, tonight, the field is covered.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:49:22pm

re: #179 teleskiguy

He’s got a lot of Democratic politics bona fides in the state, but he’s never held an elected office. The Democratic field for Gardner’s seat is already getting crowded.

Thanks. I have no understanding of the local or even regional politics there.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:51:01pm

re: #185 retired cynic

Fireflies! Perhaps one or two last night, tonight, the field is covered.

Oh, I miss them. We see few up here in NH. Our yard was covered when we lived in Kentucky and Indiana.

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sagehen  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:53:48pm

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹

Thread, eleven tweets:

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Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan was also shockingly assholish.

He said that Prince Charles had tried to talk to him about climate change, and…

“It’s amazing how much he cares about it. He won’t be around, but he cares anyway!! Can you imagine? He’s actually concerned about future generations. He must be a really good person.”

It was just jaw-droopingly hideous, that he couldn’t even imagine why a leader should think it matters what might occur after his own lifetime.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:55:10pm

re: #184 retired cynic

The most important tweet(s) of the day, IMO. How dare they??!!!!

The new conservative cruelty, the same as the old conservative cruelty.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 7:58:21pm

re: #186 Barefoot Grin

Thanks. I have no understanding of the local or even regional politics there.

Feel free to get in the weeds. Link is an article from The Colorado Sun.

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calochortus  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:00:42pm

I just opened the curtains on the sunny (north west) side of the house and noticed a brown haze north of here. Checked the news and yup, there’s a fire burning in the North Bay. Just what we need as we head into a couple hot, as in mid to upper 90°s days, with a breeze predicted.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:04:06pm

Wingnuts lose their battle in Utah on trying to eliminate climate change, evolution, and the correct age of the Earth from science standards in Utah.

sltrib.com

They also wanted to add the Bible to science standards, and were concerned that not teaching “both sides” (I presume science and Islam were the both sides, correct?) would undermine children from being inquisitive (as in teaching facts as facts would cause children not to question).

Before the state school board gave final approval to a new set of science teaching standards Thursday, several conservative members said they fear Utah students are going to be taught that evolution means that humans “are like pigs” and that “only crazy people” believe God created the earth.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:11:24pm

Notoriously Racist Mobster Whitey Bulger Was Smitten by Notoriously Racist President, Letters Reveal (goes to Wonkette), more at the link:

This past October, notorious Boston mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was bludgeoned to death in a West Virginia prison. But before that, he spent years writing letters from that prison in which he expressed his undying adoration for one Donald J. Trump. Also, despite the many failed attempts by the conservative media to link Robert Mueller to Bulger last year, Bulger apparently hated Mueller and was very angry that he was not being nice enough to poor Donald Trump.

His penpal and the recipient of 75 missives over the last five years was one Janet Ulhar, a Cape Cod nurse who believed he was guilty, but was also “troubled” by the fact that much of the testimony he was convicted on came from other mobsters who had cut deals with the prosecution. Kind of like the deals Bulger cut himself when he was dishing out info about the Patriarca Crime Family to the FBI back in the day.

Janet wrote to him to express her “skepticism” over the way Bulger had been treated by prosecutors, which is of course a very normal thing for a normal person who is not a serial killer groupie to do.

(more)

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:11:38pm
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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:20:59pm

re: #183 jaunte

Here’s reporting on how the federal prosecutor summed up the case:

This is perniciously evil. My religious belief says that if you feed someone, give them water, give them shelter, it’s like doing it for Jesus. This woman is pushing the view that only some people are worthy of having their lives saved.

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calochortus  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:22:57pm

re: #195 mmmirele

Here’s reporting on how the federal prosecutor summed up the case:

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This is perniciously evil. My religious belief says that if you feed someone, give them water, give them shelter, it’s like doing it for Jesus. This woman is pushing the view that only some people are worthy of having their lives saved.

I don’t have a religious view, but letting people die in the desert is a bad thing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:28:42pm

re: #195 mmmirele

Here’s reporting on how the federal prosecutor summed up the case:

This is perniciously evil. My religious belief says that if you feed someone, give them water, give them shelter, it’s like doing it for Jesus. This woman is pushing the view that only some people are worthy of having their lives saved.

My non-religious position calls it empathy. Conservatives are trying to punish empathy (sounds like a bit of fascism there), so nothing new for them.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:30:21pm

re: #195 mmmirele

Here’s reporting on how the federal prosecutor summed up the case:

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This is perniciously evil. My religious belief says that if you feed someone, give them water, give them shelter, it’s like doing it for Jesus. This woman is pushing the view that only some people are worthy of having their lives saved.

That USAO AZ timeline shows several sentences for similar charges.

Comment: “America, you have lost your way.”

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Chrysicat  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:31:09pm

I know I should have let the self-own stand on its own, but the problem is, maybe 5% of people would have recognised it as such. This way, you might get 10.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:34:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:41:18pm

re: #196 calochortus

I don’t have a religious view, but letting people die in the desert is a bad thing.

One can also make an argument that water left in the desert would also save a citizen lost in the desert.

Unless she is trying to throw her case with that closing argument, she is making the argument that the law stands for death.

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Chrysicat  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:41:42pm

REALLY should have let it stand on its own. The guy’s a sea lion and I want out of the conversation before the JAQoff goes 20 questions down the rabbit hole!

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calochortus  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:42:05pm

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹

One can also make an argument that water left in the desert would also save a citizen lost in the desert.

Unless she is trying to throw her case with that closing argument, she is making the argument that the law stands for death.

Very much so.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:45:41pm

re: #202 Chrysicat

REALLY should have let it stand on its own. The guy’s a sea lion and I want out of the conversation before the JAQoff goes 20 questions down the rabbit hole!

Just post the Wondermark sea lion cartoon to him and exit.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:46:53pm

A Syrian rocket landed on a ski resort in Israel.

Syrian rocket hits Israeli ski resort on Mount Hermon

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2020 Blue Wisconsin  Jun 8, 2019 • 8:48:46pm

Any lizard motorcyclists out there that can recommend a pair of good gloves for summer? I’m looking for something with decent ventilation, some knuckle and finger padding, and ideally touchscreen compatible.

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calochortus  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:00:28pm

Goodnight, Lizards.
Hasta mañana.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:14:26pm

theguardian.com

Rev. William Barber was convicted for trespassing over the sit-in he led in the North Carolina statehouse in 2017.

The jury returned its verdict in less than half an hour. The prosecutor claimed that the issue wasn’t about any state constitution issue or the I Amendment, but simply as the law is written.

The judge was not inclined to impose a severe penalty on Rev. Barber however. He was sentenced to one day in jail (suspended), a $200 fine, and twenty-four hours of community service.

Speaking to the Guardian by phone after the verdict, Barber described it as “a serious case for the country”.

He added: “It’s particularly serious when the majority of the negative things happening - denial of the living wage, of healthcare, denial of LGBTQ and immigrants’ rights, denial of basic public education and racist voter suppression - are happening at statehouses, especially in the south.

“We cannot just put our hands between our legs and say: ‘OK, sorry, you can regulate my nonviolent protest,’ and just go away. The extremists in the south want to keep these statehouses under lock and key.”

(more)

Rev. Barber plans to appeal, saying the jury was boxed in and prohibited from reviewing the constitutionality of the action.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:15:54pm

Chernobyl “spoilerish”

Legasov commits suicide in the first scene of the first episode — and the series makes it clear that he is dying from his long-term exposure to radiation at Chernobyl.

My question about what really happened: do we have proof that he did indeed hang himself or could the KGB have murdered him because they were unhappy about his revelation of the cause of the disaster? Putin’s apparent plans to attribute the catastrophe to some CIA agent has led me to this tin-foil path.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:18:40pm

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹

One can also make an argument that water left in the desert would also save a citizen lost in the desert.

Unless she is trying to throw her case with that closing argument, she is making the argument that the law stands for death.

And Trump supporters are fully aligned with that position. They want to stop immigration by killing immigrants.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:19:49pm
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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:26:10pm

re: #209 Hecuba’s daughter

Chernobyl “spoilerish”

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Always possible, but not likely, I’d say. In 1988 there was a very different atmosphere in the USSR, and Putin wasn’t in the picture.

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:32:52pm

Speaking of treating people badly, the CBP has been dumping migrants in Deming and Las Cruces, New Mexico instead of taking them to transportation hubs. (Thread)

Some of you might remember how a couple of years ago my brother and mother were victims of a hit and run that left their car non-operational in Lordsburg, New Mexico. I drove out from Phoenix (250 miles) to ferry them onward to Las Cruces (120 miles), because it was the first place on I-10 that had a rental car facility. I think one thing people don’t get about I-10 in the West is that in between Los Angeles and San Antonio, a distance of 1,350 miles, there are three big cities: Phoenix, Tucson and El Paso and one decent sized town, Las Cruces (100,000 people). It’s empty as hell outside of the cities. Just dumping people in Deming (population 14,187) or Las Cruces at any time is bad. Dumping them now, when temperatures are ranging above 100 every day is just horrible bullshit nonsense. The sheer cruelty of the Trump administration is on display.

Just to conclude, thank God for Annunciation House for moving people to transportation hubs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:40:18pm

re: #195 mmmirele

Matthew 25:41-46

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

Then they will go away to eternal punishment”

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:44:00pm

re: #213 mmmirele

I think one thing people don’t get about I-10 in the West is that in between Los Angeles and San Antonio, a distance of 1,350 miles, there are three big cities: Phoenix, Tucson and El Paso and one decent sized town, Las Cruces (100,000 people). It’s empty as hell outside of the cities.

This. The inner mountain west is to this day very empty and sparsely populated, especially in the Four Corners states and the borders of Mexico and Arizona/New Mexico. No mans land.

FYI, if you’re driving in the Colorado Plateau or the Sonora Desert (and for that matter the Mojave Desert as well), keep you gas tank topped off.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:46:14pm

re: #214 Eclectic Cyborg

Matthew 25:41-46

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

Then they will go away to eternal punishment”

Isn’t there anyone in Trump’s evangelical base who believes in the New Testament? There are definitely evangelicals who do not support Trump and who uphold these words but they are a distinct minority in the faith.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:46:45pm

When Uday and Qusay went on their Irish pub crawl, you’d be shocked to learn that they didn’t pay their bar tab. They skipped out.

Golf Course Pays Off Trump Sons’ Irish Bar Bill (Daily Beast)

The pub owner sent an invoice to Trump’s golf course there, which paid the bill for them later.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:51:23pm

re: #215 teleskiguy

This. The inner mountain west is to this day very empty and sparsely populated, especially in the Four Corners states and the borders of Mexico and Arizona/New Mexico. No mans land.

FYI, if you’re driving in the Colorado Plateau or the Sonora Desert (and for that matter the Mojave Desert as well), keep you gas tank topped off.

For that matter, you keep your gas tank topped off driving here in the Nebraska Panhandle. You also make sure to make a loo stop as well (the only loo between Bridgeport and Ogallala is an outhouse in Lisco east of my town on US-26, and an outhouse in Arthur on NE-92).

We came home on NE-92 due to bad detour signage for I-29 in Iowa. Once you get out of Omaha, that outhouse in Arthur starts looking really good. (There is a lot of graffiti inside of people writing “thank you” to the village of Arthur for putting it up.)

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 9:58:38pm

re: #215 teleskiguy

This. The inner mountain west is to this day very empty and sparsely populated, especially in the Four Corners states and the borders of Mexico and Arizona/New Mexico. No mans land.

FYI, if you’re driving in the Colorado Plateau or the Sonora Desert (and for that matter the Mojave Desert as well), keep you gas tank topped off.

And keep water with you. It’s a good idea to have a cooler with an ice pack and water in it, because emergency water just thrown in the back seat of the car is bloody impossible to drink when it’s 122 outside. (Ask me how I know.)

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allegro  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:05:56pm

In the “you can’t make this up” department, I bring you…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:06:13pm

re: #215 teleskiguy

It wasn’t I-10 but my wife and I were driving through Utah awhile back and we passed a sign on the interstate that said the upcoming exit was the last one for 110 miles.

I was like: “Holy fucking shit!” You don’t see stuff like that in the east or the southeast.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:09:34pm

re: #221 Eclectic Cyborg

It wasn’t I-10 but my wife and I were driving through Utah awhile back and we passed a sign on the interstate that said the upcoming exit was the last one for 110 miles.

I was like: “Holy fucking shit!” You don’t see stuff like that in the east or the southeast.

When we were driving across Lake Bonneville on I-80, we were really glad to find a town on the other side of it.

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mmmirele  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:10:44pm

re: #221 Eclectic Cyborg

It wasn’t I-10 but my wife and I were driving through Utah awhile back and we passed a sign on the interstate that said the upcoming exit was the last one for 110 miles.

I was like: “Holy fucking shit!” You don’t see stuff like that in the east or the southeast.

I think I know that sign. It’s either on I-10 south of Nephi, Utah or I-70 between Richfield and Green River. Both pretty empty areas.

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teleskiguy  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:39:38pm

re: #221 Eclectic Cyborg

It wasn’t I-10 but my wife and I were driving through Utah awhile back and we passed a sign on the interstate that said the upcoming exit was the last one for 110 miles.

I was like: “Holy fucking shit!” You don’t see stuff like that in the east or the southeast.

Green River or Salina on I-70, depending on the direction y’all were traveling.

I drove through that section of the United States just last week.

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:53:00pm

re: #214 Eclectic Cyborg

Matthew 25:41-46

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

Then they will go away to eternal punishment”

It pisses me off to no end that the actual words of Christ Jesus are so little remembered while there is nothing holding them to what He said. Why can I fight someone like Anyonymous when my people refuse to live up to their teachings? I am christian. I fight for what I believe that means. I also say that as long as Christianity exists as it currently does in America, then he is what they expect. \

Yes, I know what you’re going to say, Anymouse. But here’s my serious question for you. I believe. I want to make our beliefs match our words. How am I supposed to live up to that circumstance when so much of the people you quote are against it? I want everyone to live with us to make our life what they expect. May god have mercy on us all…

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William Lewis  Jun 8, 2019 • 10:54:37pm

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t there anyone in Trump’s evangelical base who believes in the New Testament? There are definitely evangelicals who do not support Trump and who uphold these words but they are a distinct minority in the faith.

It HURTS how much their difference is between then and now. There is nothing I can say that will fix things for you…

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Teukka  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:13:54pm

O.O

WTF?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:15:20pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:17:47pm

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t there anyone in Trump’s evangelical base who believes in the New Testament? There are definitely evangelicals who do not support Trump and who uphold these words but they are a distinct minority in the faith.

The Bible of the Radical Xtians is Atlas Shrugged.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:25:18pm

re: #226 William Lewis

It HURTS how much their difference is between then and now. There is nothing I can say that will fix things for you…

The Radical Xtians will not rest until they have driven everyone out of churches except them. And note how younger people are totally abandoning churches because they know that the Pulpit Pimp Preachers will lie any lie for the Republican Party. Religion is on its’ way to being completely marginalized in American society.

And when the Radical Xtians feel the full effect of global warming and finally realize that JC and his Sonshine Band won’t turn on the Holy Hoover Vacuum Cleaner then and only then they might wake up and realize they were scammed.

I’ve been hurt too many times by Xtians. Won’t listen to Radical Xtians telling me I’m going to hell. On Sundays I go to the gym to work out. Beats sleeping in a pew ignoring the Republican talking points coming out of the mouth of the Pulpit Pimp.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:42:41pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:44:20pm

re: #225 William Lewis

It pisses me off to no end that the actual words of Christ Jesus are so little remembered while there is nothing holding them to what He said. Why can I fight someone like Anyonymous when my people refuse to live up to their teachings? I am christian. I fight for what I believe that means. I also say that as long as Christianity exists as it currently does in America, then he is what they expect. \

Yes, I know what you’re going to say, Anymouse. But here’s my serious question for you. I believe. I want to make our beliefs match our words. How am I supposed to live up to that circumstance when so much of the people you quote are against it? I want everyone to live with us to make our life what they expect. May god have mercy on us all…

I actually don’t know what to say.

You and I probably want pretty much the same thing: The Golden Rule. Treat others as you wish to be treated has been incorporated by many religious faiths throughout the centuries, though it is not specifically religious in nature.

If one was to boil down the words ascribed to Jesus in the New Testament, the Golden Rule would be a fair summary I think.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:45:57pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:56:25pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 8, 2019 • 11:57:53pm

Juanita Jean reviews the twenty-four candidates running for President. (I suspect most of these won’t be around long.)

They Never Heard of You Either

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Dread Pirate  Jun 9, 2019 • 12:03:27am

Fuckwad President.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jun 9, 2019 • 12:04:43am

re: #213 mmmirele

Speaking of treating people badly, the CBP has been dumping migrants in Deming and Las Cruces, New Mexico instead of taking them to transportation hubs. (Thread)

[Embedded content]

Some of you might remember how a couple of years ago my brother and mother were victims of a hit and run that left their car non-operational in Lordsburg, New Mexico. I drove out from Phoenix (250 miles) to ferry them onward to Las Cruces (120 miles), because it was the first place on I-10 that had a rental car facility. I think one thing people don’t get about I-10 in the West is that in between Los Angeles and San Antonio, a distance of 1,350 miles, there are three big cities: Phoenix, Tucson and El Paso and one decent sized town, Las Cruces (100,000 people). It’s empty as hell outside of the cities. Just dumping people in Deming (population 14,187) or Las Cruces at any time is bad. Dumping them now, when temperatures are ranging above 100 every day is just horrible bullshit nonsense. The sheer cruelty of the Trump administration is on display.

Just to conclude, thank God for Annunciation House for moving people to transportation hubs.

One of these days they’re going to find a pit in the desert where ICE/CBP has flat-out shot five or six dozen migrants in a batch, maybe more than just one pit actually, and nobody in the government (Dem or Trump) will do a damned thing about it. It’s coming. I wish I could say I was being hyperbolical but at this point the actions are getting so close to matching the words, that it’s only a short skip to machine-gunning people out in the countryside. That’s Miller’s endgame.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 9, 2019 • 12:13:03am

Iiluminaughtii is a YouTuber who reads ridiculous stuff from Reddit.

She went after r/DankChristianMemes in this video, which is full of Biblical puns.

(caution for coarse language, 13:13)

r/DankChristianMemes I Fear Old Testament God

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Dread Pirate  Jun 9, 2019 • 12:47:06am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 9, 2019 • 12:59:10am

Jefferson Airplane*Eskimo Blue Day

The human name doesn’t mean shit to a tree.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 9, 2019 • 1:19:12am

re: #195 mmmirele

“He gave them food, he gave them water, he gave them a place to stay…He did a bad thing.” — Anna Wright, USAO_AZ in her closing argument that Scott Warren should be convicted.

Because in their view, he was allowing rapists, drug dealers and terrorists into our country

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 9, 2019 • 1:22:27am

re: #220 allegro

Milo Yiannopoulos named grand marshal for “Straight Pride” parade

Their two major tenets are:

gays are no longer discriminated against

but conservative straight white males are

(and he is desperate for any paying gig he can get)

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Dread Pirate  Jun 9, 2019 • 2:29:40am

A strong metaphor.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 2:52:20am

Trump’s going to get jelous is the next UK PM, probably a Brexiteer, does the suspend-Parliament thing, as another candidate for Tory leader now promises:

Esther McVey: Tory leadership hopeful threatens to suspend parliament to force no-deal Brexit

Thing is, the tories are a minority governing party, only held in power by the religious right Northern Ireland DUP. Yet the Brexiteers are acting like they have some sort of mandate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 9, 2019 • 2:56:12am

re: #244 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Thing is, the tories are a minority governing party, only held in power by the religious right Northern Ireland DUP. Yet the Brexiteers are acting like they have some sort of mandate.

Brexiteers, unlike Trump, can at least claim a majority of votes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 2:56:53am

The marginally less reactionary candidate for Tory leadership, Michael Gove, appears to be fond of GOP talking points:

Michael Gove pledges to scrap VAT in bid to boost post-Brexit economy

The Environment Secretary said he would replace VAT with a “lower, simpler” alternative if he is elected Prime Minister in a bid to counter Jeremy Corbyn’s “Marxist” economic message.

Writing for the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Gove unveiled his “pro-business economic plan”, including a pledge to cut business rates and halt construction on the controversial High Speed Rail 2 project.

He said: “My economic plan is driven by the need to increase investment, productivity and wages across the country, with a special focus on helping those areas and regions where productivity is lower.

“It would mean reducing the regulations which hold business back, cutting and reforming taxes - such as business rates - which put pressure on small businesses and undermine our high streets, using the opportunity of life outside the EU to look to replace VAT with a lower, simpler, sales tax.”

Mr Gove, who said his “business know-how” had helped secure positive changes while working in Government, also backed plans for an Australian-style, points based immigration system.

[…]

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 2:58:11am

re: #245 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Brexiteers, unlike Trump, can at least claim a majority of votes.

It was a very close vote. And one could argue that the only reason Brexit passed is that those “marxists”, as Gove calls them, in Labour who voted for Brexit did so in order to implement an even more socialist system.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 3:08:50am

Man charged with three murders was targeting LGBT+ people, police say

‘This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit’s LGBTQ community’

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Chrysicat  Jun 9, 2019 • 3:19:02am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 9, 2019 • 3:25:56am

re: #248 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Man charged with three murders was targeting LGBT+ people, police say

Just expressing straight pride?

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:08:19am

re: #246 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The object of course is to eventually hit that third rail called the British NHS.

American Republicans hate the NHS more than anything in the world. It actually helps people.

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:21:42am

re: #213 mmmirele

Speaking of treating people badly, the CBP has been dumping migrants in Deming and Las Cruces, New Mexico instead of taking them to transportation hubs. (Thread)

[Embedded content]

Some of you might remember how a couple of years ago my brother and mother were victims of a hit and run that left their car non-operational in Lordsburg, New Mexico. I drove out from Phoenix (250 miles) to ferry them onward to Las Cruces (120 miles), because it was the first place on I-10 that had a rental car facility. I think one thing people don’t get about I-10 in the West is that in between Los Angeles and San Antonio, a distance of 1,350 miles, there are three big cities: Phoenix, Tucson and El Paso and one decent sized town, Las Cruces (100,000 people). It’s empty as hell outside of the cities. Just dumping people in Deming (population 14,187) or Las Cruces at any time is bad. Dumping them now, when temperatures are ranging above 100 every day is just horrible bullshit nonsense. The sheer cruelty of the Trump administration is on display.

Just to conclude, thank God for Annunciation House for moving people to transportation hubs.

but scott warren…..

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:25:55am

re: #230 Joe Bacon 🌹

The Radical Xtians will not rest until they have driven everyone out of churches except them. And note how younger people are totally abandoning churches because they know that the Pulpit Pimp Preachers will lie any lie for the Republican Party. Religion is on its’ way to being completely marginalized in American society.

And when the Radical Xtians feel the full effect of global warming and finally realize that JC and his Sonshine Band won’t turn on the Holy Hoover Vacuum Cleaner then and only then they might wake up and realize they were scammed.

I’ve been hurt too many times by Xtians. Won’t listen to Radical Xtians telling me I’m going to hell. On Sundays I go to the gym to work out. Beats sleeping in a pew ignoring the Republican talking points coming out of the mouth of the Pulpit Pimp.

Not a chance they will ever wake up. Not one.

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:27:51am

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t there anyone in Trump’s evangelical base who believes in the New Testament? There are definitely evangelicals who do not support Trump and who uphold these words but they are a distinct minority in the faith.

last night watched letterman’s interview withe kanye
for a minute they dipped into trump et al

kanye says, basically people get violent hateful fearful reactions a priori because they voted for trump or wear a maga hat

and im yelling at the screen that they’re getting that reaction because after everything that has gone on they still support him and his policies/strong>

- i said from the start, you support a pig, you’re a pig.
- the 2016 vote may have been one thing - possibly misguided, or a hope for…something

- today, in June 2019 YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:35:09am

re: #227 Teukka

O.O

What a perfect example of the idiocy of being an American contrarian. Literally against something because everyone else does it.😑 Guess why they do it: it’s base-10 like OUR MATH and works great. I would almost vote for someone on metric conversion alone

WTF?

a project i’m doing this AM:

cut the pipe into 19-7/8” sections
cut the wood into
three 2’ 2” sections
two 1’ 5/16” sections
four 6-5/16” sections

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:35:58am

re: #228 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

ICE is required to carefully screen for veterans and consider their service record before deportation.

They haven’t. ICE was unaware of those rules in the first place. And they have no idea how many veterans they’ve deported.

shoulda been zero

you think a veteran didnt say?

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Old Liberal  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:37:48am

re: #255 DangerMan

a project i’m doing this AM:

cut the pipe into 19-7/8” sections
cut the wood into
three 2’ 2” sections
two 1’ 5/16” sections
four 6-5/16” sections

Hope you get to mix 2 fl oz of glue with that.

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:41:21am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

I actually don’t know what to say.

You and I probably want pretty much the same thing: The Golden Rule. Treat others as you wish to be treated has been incorporated by many religious faiths throughout the centuries, though it is not specifically religious in nature.

If one was to boil down the words ascribed to Jesus in the New Testament, the Golden Rule would be a fair summary I think.

Arthur C. Clarke on religion and morality - from a 1999 interview

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. So now people assume that religion and morality have a necessary connection. But the basis of morality is really very simple and doesn’t require religion at all. It’s this: “Don’t do unto anybody else what you wouldn’t like to be done to you.” It seems to me that that’s all there is to it.

The other issue is, why cant humans live up to this principle?
….

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:50:35am

re: #257 Old Liberal

Hope you get to mix 2 fl oz of glue with that.

oh and dont get me started on scuba diving imperial vs metric

nice, round 10 meters vs 33 feet per atmosphere
psi vs bar
liters vs cubic feet

gah

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:50:58am

I am up on the early side to watch a documentary on Marian Anderson called Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson. The “Once in a Hundred Years” part came from Arturo Toscanini comment about Anderson’s voice.

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 5:52:44am

Pompeo:

“The climate’s been changing a long time. There’s always changes that take place.”

He added: “Societies reorganize, we move to different places, we develop technology and innovation. I am convinced, I am convinced that we will do the things necessary as the climate changes.”

dude, it IS changing NOW
what are “we” doing?

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Old Liberal  Jun 9, 2019 • 6:03:30am

re: #261 DangerMan

Pompeo:

dude, it IS changing NOW
what are “we” doing?

Some people’s brains are broken. It’s like some crazy calculator that always divides the correct answer by 2.747. For no reason except it’s broken.

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jeffreyw  Jun 9, 2019 • 6:04:40am

They have the best peanuts but you have to get here early because they go fast.

Good morning!

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 9, 2019 • 6:14:24am

re: #243 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

[Embedded content]

A strong metaphor.

Everything tRump touches dies soon after

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2019 • 6:42:02am

re: #259 DangerMan

oh and dont get me started on scuba diving imperial vs metric

nice, round 10 meters vs 33 feet per atmosphere
psi vs bar
liters vs cubic feet

gah

Or the Gimley Gallon as is colloquially called.

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Old Liberal  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:13:43am

Interesting that the loss of Arctic sea ice opens up opportunities for oil companies to pump more oil to further heat the earth. And the supposed all-knowing “free market” isn’t reflecting any threat of restricting petroleum consumption. I guess this is how human civilization ends. Damage from extreme weather and ocean rise will overwhelm economies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:19:31am

moron is a moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:20:15am

Narrator’s Voice: No, this is not Freedom of Speech. Sit down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:20:46am

oh

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fern01  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:27:23am

re: #79 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

[Embedded content]

I don’t even know why anybody would still think the US negotiates in good faith.

Nobody thinks that.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:28:23am

re: #227 Teukka

Governor George Pataki of NY tried to convert road building from English to Metric. Ten years later New York went back. Waste of time and energy.

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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:31:43am

re: #265 MsJ

Or the Gimley Gallon as is colloquially called.

A story I had not read before

Wow. In so many ways

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:43:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:46:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:51:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:53:43am
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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:55:13am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh
If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and for the Economy, the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, & a National Holiday would be immediately declared. With me, despite our record setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit

If pres Obama had done any ONE of the things you did he’d have been run out with all due dispatch

In fact he didn’t and still McConnell & co fucked him in plain sight

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:55:47am

re: #276 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is beautiful. She had some very nice jewelry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:57:07am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:57:23am

re: #271 Shropshire Slasher

Governor George Pataki of NY tried to convert road building from English to Metric. Ten years later New York went back. Waste of time and energy.

Cannot be accomplished by one state at a time — has to be a national policy.

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retired cynic  Jun 9, 2019 • 7:59:21am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

Huh. I was just exploring that a couple of days ago. Looking for images of Arabian horses. Unfortunately, there aren’t many, and they don’t have information about the horses, just the photographer. Sad!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:01:50am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:15:00am

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

Stonekettle as usual is correct.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:22:12am

re: #172 Anymouse 🌹

Thread, eleven tweets:

[Embedded content]

I agree with the conclusion 1000000000000%

He is a horrible human being.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:24:04am

The “EM Drive” thingy is back in the news again… with stories circulating the usual online outlets:

Physicists Say They’ve Built a Test Sensitive Enough to Test The ‘Impossible’ EM Drive (which is a copy of what was first published on the website Futurism, which was about a story on Wired: A MYTHICAL FORM OF SPACE PROPULSION FINALLY GETS A REAL TEST )

These outlets: the dubious ScienceAlert and Futurism, run with anything that will grab a headline, but the story is fraught with problems. As is the Wired article.

The stories themselves are just full of bad explanations.

The Wikipedia article is better (as in general, unstable as Wikipedia may be, the science topics tend to be well regulated by communities.)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:48:43am

re: #258 DangerMan

Arthur C. Clarke on religion and morality - from a 1999 interview

And this article in today’s Washington Post covers the growing movement exposing sexual abuse in protestant churches…

washingtonpost.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:49:57am

Speaking of stories not really handling science well:

There’s a lot of fear mongering over “eugenics” these days, among some in the literate left, but I fear a great deal is being written without much actual knowledge of the subject of DNA and the applications of genomics.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2019 • 8:50:33am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I like it when science proves an idea invalid.

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Old Liberal  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:08:50am

re: #286 Joe Bacon 🌹

And this article in today’s Washington Post covers the growing movement exposing sexual abuse in protestant churches…

washingtonpost.com

So much of this stems from institutional myth-making. “We are godly and righteous “. Accordingly we make no effort to root out the rot endemic to every institution. We deny such could exist in such a righteous institution. When we find it, it is declared an aberration, “a few bad apples” because surely we are most honorable and worthy of being praised as a better form of creature. Our very being is built upon this myth and so one day when the dam threatens to break the massive coverup begins. Because our institution is nothing but a myth, false, unsupported filled with rot which we at first ignored, then denied, then covered up. Boy Scouts, US Gymnastics, Ohio State wrestling, Catholic Church, Hollywood, military, Wells Fargo. Pride blinds and goes before the fall.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:17:04am

re: #283 PhillyPretzel

Stonekettle as usual is correct.

On the other hand, the first march (that I remember in my lifetime) by goddamned Nazis was in 1978, so it’s not exactly a new thing.

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:18:05am

re: #287 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Speaking of stories not really handling science well:

[Embedded content]

There’s a lot of fear mongering over “eugenics” these days, among some in the literate left, but I fear a great deal is being written without much actual knowledge of the subject of DNA and the applications of genomics.

GATTACA lives.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:20:07am

re: #271 Shropshire Slasher

Governor George Pataki of NY tried to convert road building from English to Metric. Ten years later New York went back. Waste of time and energy.

For me, the question is and remains: What would converting to metric actually accomplish?

I know in construction it would probably be a pain in the ass for a while because a lot of building codes, including things like requirements for the ADA are based on standard measurements rather than metric. For example, standard door sizes are 3 feet wide. If you change to metric, now you’re at (checks internet) 91 cm, which makes basic calculations more difficult. If you adjust to 90 cm or 1 meter then you can’t use existing materials and everyone in manufacturing has to change their stuff.

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KGxvi  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:22:07am

re: #289 Old Liberal

“a few bad apples”

We need to go back to the root of that phrase. As in one bad apple spoils the bunch. It should stop being an excuse and start being a reminder of accountability.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:27:02am

re: #292 KGxvi

For me, the question is and remains: What would converting to metric actually accomplish?

It would remove the #1 competitive disadvantage American manufactured exports have.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:33:26am

I remember when Nixon proposed a 10 year transition to the Metric System in 1971 and the John Birch Society turned on him, claiming that he was doing it because the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) ordered him to do it.

For younger folks, the Birchers claimed that the US was run by the CFR which wanted to institute a world Communist government run by the Rockefellers and their Big Bank associates.

Conservative Republicans joined the Birchers and whipped up enough opposition that Nixon had to withdraw the plan.

Then in 1977, Jimmy Carter tried again and the first step was to post road speed signs in English and Metric (55/88 as the press called it). Once again the Birchers and Republicans pounced on this saying this time that Carter was a stooge for the new Rockefeller front called The Trilateral Commission.

Auto dealers got a big backlash because people refused to buy cars with metric notations on speed displays. So once again Stupidity triumphed….

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MsJ  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:34:58am

re: #292 KGxvi

For me, the question is and remains: What would converting to metric actually accomplish?

I know in construction it would probably be a pain in the ass for a while because a lot of building codes, including things like requirements for the ADA are based on standard measurements rather than metric. For example, standard door sizes are 3 feet wide. If you change to metric, now you’re at (checks internet) 91 cm, which makes basic calculations more difficult. If you adjust to 90 cm or 1 meter then you can’t use existing materials and everyone in manufacturing has to change their stuff.

Import and export works be more available to US. Standardized tools. Globally. Not being in metric limits US.

I’m dreading it because it’s a hard conversion at my age. But great good and all.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:37:24am

re: #296 MsJ

Import and export works be more available to US. Standardized tools. Globally. Not being in metric limits US.

I’m dreading it because it’s a hard conversion at my age. But great good and all.

It’s hard at first to get used to but once you fully convert to metric it’s easy to follow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:38:59am

re: #291 MsJ

GATTACA lives.

Really damn underrated movie in my opinion.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:40:10am

re: #297 Joe Bacon 🌹

Most if not all of the Jewelry industry uses metric. And you are correct once you get accustomed to it, it is very easy to use.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:47:15am

re: #292 KGxvi

Construction standards are a poor metric to justify Imperial measurements. Take the common “2x4” .. it has steadily shrunk over time and now measures right at 1.5” by 3.5in.

Auto techs in the US now deal more with metric standards than they do in Imperial these days. Construction lags behind because most projects start and end right here with no foreign cooperation required.

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HypnoToad  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:52:03am

Metric? Bah! Imperial? Meh. One isn’t an improvement over the other when they didn’t address the fundamental problem. Base twelve math is the way to go!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:52:09am

re: #291 MsJ

GATTACA lives.

Otherwise known as the unpronounceable CTAATGT.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:54:38am

re: #292 KGxvi

For me, the question is and remains: What would converting to metric actually accomplish?

It sure sells a lot of tools like wrenches and sockets.

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mmmirele  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:55:15am

re: #290 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

On the other hand, the first march (that I remember in my lifetime) by goddamned Nazis was in 1978, so it’s not exactly a new thing.

Yeah, but back then, people had to be restrained from beating hell out of the Nazis. Now it’s like, “Oh, yeah, Nazis?”

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:55:37am

re: #292 KGxvi

For me, the question is and remains: What would converting to metric actually accomplish?

I know in construction it would probably be a pain in the ass for a while because a lot of building codes, including things like requirements for the ADA are based on standard measurements rather than metric. For example, standard door sizes are 3 feet wide. If you change to metric, now you’re at (checks internet) 91 cm, which makes basic calculations more difficult. If you adjust to 90 cm or 1 meter then you can’t use existing materials and everyone in manufacturing has to change their stuff.

Remember the $125 million NASA orbiter that crashed because of a faulty metric caused conversion? And there’s been at least one plane crash.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jun 9, 2019 • 9:56:37am

re: #304 mmmirele

Yeah, but back then, people had to be restrained from beating hell out of the Nazis. Now it’s like, “Oh, yeah, Nazis?”

Maybe where you live…

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:00:58am

Like clockwork, I’m seeing my conservative “Facebook friends” blaming the LGBT parade for “instigating” the violence from the Neo-Nazis.

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HypnoToad  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:03:30am

re: #305 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Remember the $125 million NASA orbiter that crashed because of a faulty metric caused conversion? And there’s been at least one plane crash.

Mars Observer. I believe it was a Newton/Pound conversion that resulted in incorrect course correction burns. Went too deep into the atmosphere on its initial pass and became a meteor. There wasn’t enough maneuvering fuel to correct the trajectory when they realized the problem several days before Mars orbit insertion.

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TedStriker  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:05:09am

re: #305 A hollow voice says, Inpeach…

Remember the $125 million NASA orbiter that crashed because of a faulty metric caused conversion? And there’s been at least one plane crash.

The Gimli Glider (at least, in part)…

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:06:53am
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nowherenorth2  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:13:29am

You know what was a great anti Nazi commercial? The one for Wolfenstein II that came out in 2017. Literally asked if you agree with nazis, if you answered yes, then showed a Nazi get punched in the game and said GTFO. I remember seeing that ad at gamestop. I loved it. I work there part time and used that as my selling point.

Stonekettle is totally right in that x number of Nazis is x too many

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jaunte  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:23:34am

re: #310 Ace-o-aces

Giant Mistake is what we make
When Mars is on the Moon
I hope my head don’t break
Listening to this Loon

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:26:00am

re: #307 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

Like clockwork, I’m seeing my conservative “Facebook friends” blaming the LGBT parade for “instigating” the violence from the Neo-Nazis.

There’s still three weeks of Pride Month left. This is going to get worse before it gets better.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:31:27am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:32:31am

re: #312 jaunte

Giant Mistake is what we make
When Mars is on the Moon
I hope my head don’t break
Listening to this Loon

Upding for Police reference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:36:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:39:59am

meanwhile in SW Virginia:

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:43:26am

re: #292 KGxvi

For me, the question is and remains: What would converting to metric actually accomplish?

I know in construction it would probably be a pain in the ass for a while because a lot of building codes, including things like requirements for the ADA are based on standard measurements rather than metric. For example, standard door sizes are 3 feet wide. If you change to metric, now you’re at (checks internet) 91 cm, which makes basic calculations more difficult. If you adjust to 90 cm or 1 meter then you can’t use existing materials and everyone in manufacturing has to change their stuff.

You might as well ask why the military did it. And guess what? They did.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:45:50am

re: #301 HypnoToad

Metric? Bah! Imperial? Meh. One isn’t an improvement over the other when they didn’t address the fundamental problem. Base twelve math is the way to go!

Base 8 or base 16.

Anyway, with ten fingers we really should have been counting in base 11.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:53:47am

worth reading the thread

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Targetpractice  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:54:44am

re: #293 KGxvi

“a few bad apples”

We need to go back to the root of that phrase. As in one bad apple spoils the bunch. It should stop being an excuse and start being a reminder of accountability.

It’s always “one bad apple” or “a few bad apples” because they never want to admit those “bad apples” remain employed for one of two reasons: Their bosses are “bad apples” or the union keeps those “bad apples” around because they pay dues.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:56:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 10:58:10am
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Targetpractice  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:08:47am

re: #323 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

So much for the “Climate change will be awesome because all that CO2 will be beneficial to farming!” argument. Kinda hard to farm much of anything if you and your fields are under several feet of water.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:12:35am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:13:43am
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DangerMan  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:16:34am

re: #324 Targetpractice

So much for the “Climate change will be awesome because all that CO2 will be beneficial to farming!” argument. Kinda hard to farm much of anything if you and your fields are under several feet of water.

Lemons/lemonade

So…Rice?
//

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unproven innocence  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:16:43am

From Al Jazeera:
“In Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets for a huge rally against a proposed extradition law. The law would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.”

Hong Kong protests against extradition law | DW News

Hong Kong sees new umbrella protests over China extradition bill

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unproven innocence  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:24:22am

re: #328 unproven innocence

From Al Jazeera:
“In Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets for a huge rally against a proposed extradition law. The law would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.”

[Embedded content]

Edit— I did not realize that such protests occurred in mid-May (also?).

Youtube Video

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:28:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:31:05am
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Targetpractice  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:31:20am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

No doubt at one of his private clubs, because he needs to suck as much taxpayer money into his own pockets before he gets kicked out of office.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:31:25am

re: #318 Belafon

You might as well ask why the military did it. And guess what? They did.

Because for NATO to work required standardization and it was easier for us to change than everyone else.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:35:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:37:39am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:37:58am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

They are so cute. :)

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Targetpractice  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:39:12am

I started thinking up a theory to explain Donny’s latest pantsing over Mexican tariffs. It went that he’d ordered DHS to come up with an agreement months ago, back when the “soft” team was in charge, and they came up with what was just “signed” on Friday. But Donny and/or Miller declared it “wasn’t enough” and so fired the “soft” DHS team in favor of a “tough” one that would press Mexico for greater concessions.

Well, after months of Mexico refusing to budge, Donny decided to play “Deal Maker” and threaten tariffs in an effort to scare concessions out of them. He made all sorts of noise about how he was gonna go through with those tariffs, that he was gonna punish Mexico, and he was gonna get them to agree to “tough” measures. But they called his bluff and continued to stand by the earlier agreement, while political pressure at home mounted for him to back off on tariffs or else hurt his own party going into elections next year. So he or somebody in the White House got Mexico to say this agreement would be the “start” of something bigger, which gave Donny the out to say he’d managed to make an awesome deal with them.

…but then I realized that such a plan would require a man of much greater skill, so concluded it was probably somebody else who once again saved the man from himself.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:43:00am

Goddamned fucking turtle. She knocked the return pipe from the canister filter out of the tank. Pumped 25 gallons of water onto the carpet before my daughter got up this morning. I’m starting on hour 2 of sucking water out of a carpet with a shop vac.

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Belafon  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:43:31am

re: #337 Targetpractice

I started thinking up a theory to explain Donny’s latest pantsing over Mexican tariffs. It went that he’d ordered DHS to come up with an agreement months ago, back when the “soft” team was in charge, and they came up with what was just “signed” on Friday. But Donny and/or Miller declared it “wasn’t enough” and so fired the “soft” DHS team in favor of a “tough” one that would press Mexico for greater concessions.

Well, after months of Mexico refusing to budge, Donny decided to play “Deal Maker” and threaten tariffs in an effort to scare concessions out of them. He made all sorts of noise about how he was gonna go through with those tariffs, that he was gonna punish Mexico, and he was gonna get them to agree to “tough” measures. But they called his bluff and continued to stand by the earlier agreement, while political pressure at home mounted for him to back off on tariffs or else hurt his own party going into elections next year. So he or somebody in the White House got Mexico to say this agreement would be the “start” of something bigger, which gave Donny the out to say he’d managed to make an awesome deal with them.

…but then I realized that such a plan would require a man of much greater skill, so concluded it was probably somebody else who once again saved the man from himself.

Sort of like how most Republicans have counted on Democrats to save them from themselves, until they voted for this guy.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 9, 2019 • 11:52:53am

re: #301 HypnoToad

Metric? Bah! Imperial? Meh. One isn’t an improvement over the other when they didn’t address the fundamental problem. Base twelve math is the way to go!

It’d work for Gwilyn from The Outer Limits!


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