And Now, a Few Words in Defense of Our Country, by Randy Newman

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Randy Newman performs the song “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country,” from his 2008 album Harps and Angels.

When the song was first released as a single in 2007, its lyrics published as an op-ed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times called it a “three-decades-on bookend to Political Science … so funny it hurt,” and Rolling Stone named it #2 on its list of the year’s best singles.

A Few Words in Defense of Our Country

I’d like to say a few words
In defense of our country
Whose people aren’t bad nor are they mean
Now the leaders we have
While they’re the worst that we’ve had
Are hardly the worst this poor world has seen

Let’s turn history’s pages, shall we?

Take the Caesars for example
Why within the first few of them
They were sleeping with their sister
Stashing little boys in swimming pools
And burning down the City
And one of ‘em, one of ‘em
Appointed his own horse Consul of the Empire
That’s like vice president or something
That’s not a very good example, is it?
But wait, here’s one, the Spanish Inquisition
They put people in a terrible position
I don’t even like to think about it
Well, sometimes I like to think about it

Just a few words in defense of our country
Whose time at the top
Could be coming to an end
Now we don’t want their love
And respect at this point is pretty much out of the question
But in times like these
We sure could use a friend

Hitler. Stalin.
Men who need no introduction
King Leopold of Belgium. That’s right.
Everyone thinks he’s so great
Well he owned The Congo
He tore it up too
He took the diamonds, he took the gold
He took the silver
Know what he left them with?
Malaria

A President once said,
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”
Now it seems like we’re supposed to be afraid
It’s patriotic in fact and color coded
And what are we supposed to be afraid of?
Why, of being afraid
That’s what terror means, doesn’t it?
That’s what it used to mean

[To the first eight bars of “Columbia The Gem Of The Ocean”]

You know it pisses me off a little
That this Supreme Court is gonna outlive me
A couple of young Italian fellas and a brother on the Court now too
But I defy you, anywhere in the world
To find me two Italians as tightass as the two Italians we got
And as for the brother
Well, Pluto’s not a planet anymore either

The end of an empire is messy at best
And this empire is ending
Like all the rest
Like the Spanish Armada adrift on the sea
We’re adrift in the land of the brave
And the home of the free

Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.

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191 comments

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Charles Johnson  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:01:02pm
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jaunte  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:03:36pm

And as for the brother
Well, Pluto’s not a planet anymore either

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:03:41pm

I did not know Randy Newman is a white guy!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:03:47pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:04:30pm
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jaunte  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:05:55pm

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

Have you ever hear his autobiographical Dixie Flyer?

I was born right here, November forty three
Dad was a captain in the army
Fighting the Germans in Sicily
My poor little momma
Didn’t know a soul in L.A.
So we went down to the Union Station
Made our getaway
Got on the Dixie Flyer bound for New Orleans
Across the state of Texas to the land of dreams
On the Dixie Flyer bound for New Orleans
Back to her friends and her family in the land of dreams
Her own mother came to meet us at the station
Her dress as black as a crow in a coal mine
She cried when her little girl got off the train
Her brothers and her sisters came down from Jackson, Mississippi
In a great green Hudson driven by a Gentile they knew
Drinkin’ rye whiskey from a flask in the back seat
Tryin’ to do like the Gentiles do
Christ, they wanted to be Gentiles, too
Who wouldn’t down there, wouldn’t you
An American Christian, God damn
On the Dixie Flyer bound for New Orleans
Back to her friends and her family in the land of dreams
On the Dixie Flyer bound for New Orleans
Across the state of Texas to the land of dreams
Across the state of Texas to the land of dreams

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Charles Johnson  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:15:10pm

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

I did not know Randy Newman is a white guy!

Very!

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:16:44pm

He’s a genius and a national treasure.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:27:25pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:27:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:30:26pm
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retired cynic  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:32:09pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Wow. Using sauce to keep from doing coke?

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unproven innocence  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:33:21pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

When considering options for mitigating risks of an asteroid-Earth extinction event, the math of it can be a bitch. Some may advocate “Just nuke it”. But *that* would likely just multiply chances for a *smaller* extinction event.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:33:24pm

re: #10 The Pie Overlord!

That’s a whole lot of distilled anger there, like a really toxic amount. It’s more sad than anything though. Yipes.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:34:07pm

I have to learn to control my temper when engaging with our brother. Shouting never persuades anyone, but it’s difficult for me to remain calm when, just today, he agrees with the Medal of Freedom award to Rush Limbaugh, describes Trump’s mockery of his opponents as just good humor, continues to deny that Trump mocked a disabled reporter, and asserts that the case against McCabe was dropped because of a sweetheart deal that he received because he turned state’s evidence against Comey et al. So our brother continues to believe Comey, Hillary, maybe Obama are all going to the penitentiary.

And once again he claims that air quality and water quality have improved under Trump — but has not yet provided any source to substantiate these claims.

Brainwashed every one of them.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:36:04pm

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

I have to learn to control my temper when engaging with our brother. Shouting never persuades anyone, but it’s difficult for me to remain calm when, just today, he agrees with the Medal of Freedom award to Rush Limbaugh, describes Trump’s mockery of his opponents as just good humor, continues to deny that Trump mocked a disabled reporter, and asserts that the case against McCabe was dropped because of a sweetheart deal that he received because he turned state’s evidence against Comey et al. So our brother continues to believe Comey, Hillary, maybe Obama are all going to the penitentiary.

And once again he claims that air quality and water quality have improved under Trump — but has not yet provided any source to substantiate these claims.

Brainwashed every one of them.

This is just how much of a shit Trump & the GOP give about BENGHAAAAAAZIII!!!!

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makeitstop  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:38:32pm
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:40:36pm

re: #12 retired cynic

Wow. Using sauce to keep from doing coke?

It worked for Keith!

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retired cynic  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:40:54pm

CNN just flashed a headline across my phone: the reason Biden is no longer front runner is he is low energy.

hmmm

Sound familiar? WTF CNN?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:43:16pm
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jaunte  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:50:37pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:52:11pm

re: #21 jaunte

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These poor kids.

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retired cynic  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:52:15pm

re: #21 jaunte

Fuck Trump.

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Citizen K  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:52:28pm

re: #21 jaunte

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And thus the criminalization of immigration and re-criminalization of brownness continues apace.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:52:47pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

I’ve got to clean up my desk….. Where’s a towel?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:53:01pm
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jaunte  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:53:14pm

I guarantee you the therapist told them it was confidential.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:54:12pm

ICE has practically become the American Revolutionary Guard.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:56:01pm

Nick Fuentes has been kicked off YouTube.
(0:12)

Worlds Smallest Violin


Creepy Child Nazi Banned From YouTube, Finally (Goes to Wonkette, more at the link):

White nationalist, Holocaust denier and leader of the “Groypers” (a group of white nationalist conservatives who yell at regular conservatives for not being racist enough) Nick Fuentes woke up yesterday morning to find that his YouTube teevee show, “America First with Nicholas J Fuentes,” had been banned from the platform for hate speech. While it is not currently known exactly which instance of hate speech it was that got him banned, it is safe to say that it was probably pretty terrible, and probably something terrible about Jewish people or Muslims as that tends to be his M.O.

As you may or may not have blocked out, Fuentes was in the news briefly in November of last year after fellow professional hatemonger Michelle Malkin was fired from the conservative speaker’s bureau “Young America’s Foundation” for her support of Fuentes, on account of how he’s a Holocaust denier. Also because he kept heckling fellow right-wingers like Donald Trump Jr., Charlie Kirk, and Ben Shapiro at a Turning Point USA event for not being fascist enough.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:58:07pm

re: #17 makeitstop

That would be delightful if the truth were really coming — a truth so devastating that it would destroy Lindsey and every other member of the GOP. For now, a video destroying only Lindsey would offer a single day of celebration. But that’s not sufficient to restore our nation.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2020 • 6:59:31pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

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“Fuckbird.” Henceforth, I shall call my beloved thus.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:01:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:05:00pm

re: #20 Charles Johnson

Are these for real? (I have to wonder, coming from Funny or Die)

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mmmirele  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:07:18pm

re: #33 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Are these for real? (I have to wonder, coming from Funny or Die)

Yeah. They are.

americanvulgaria.com

and many other places, sussed out by a search for *James Joyce Letters to Nora*

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:08:38pm

re: #34 mmmirele

Yeah. They are.

americanvulgaria.com

and many other places, sussed out by a a search for *James Joyce Letters to Nora*

Still a better love poem than “Twilight.”

A lot worse than the stuff I edit, though.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:11:49pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:15:00pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 7:48:23pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:02:16pm

re: #38 Dread Pirate

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:15:29pm

The DC Police are going to regret this decision:

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:23:13pm

So I went out with two friends for a driving tour of Los Angeles today. Spent 6 hours out including a wonderful lunch at Versailles, a Cuban place. I grabbed my Canon and did the best I could from the back seat.

Chinatown
Go To Church
Oldschool House
Pump
Retail Shine
Streetfront art
Wilterning
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:23:49pm

re: #37 The Pie Overlord!

Nextdoor started a local board for my county, and someone sent me an E-mail linking to it asking me to sign up.

For the first couple weeks, the posts were open (now you have to sign up for an account to see them).

Despite being a little county of only 3,000, it’s just as much of a Dumpster fire as the larger city accounts there. I decided not to sign up to save my sanity.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:36:26pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:38:46pm

re: #41 Rightwingconspirator

So I went out with two friends for a driving tour of Los Angeles today. Spent 6 hours out including a wonderful lunch at Versailles, a Cuban place. I grabbed my Canon and did the best I could from the back seat.

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Oh wow, I’ll bet you had a good time. The photographs are pretty kewl.

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:41:19pm

re: #43 Dread Pirate

facade
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beard
bluff
disguise
face
fake
frontage
guise
look
mask
phony
pretense
put-on
semblance
show
false colors
false front
window dressing
thesaurus.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:45:45pm

Looks like AG Barr is fiddling with more than the Roger Stone case.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:47:20pm

re: #27 jaunte

I guarantee you the therapist told them it was confidential.

It says that in the article. Because it was assumed to be that way at the beginning.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:50:34pm

re: #22 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

These poor kids.

What’s next, requiring priests to testify about the confessional?

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:50:53pm
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:51:21pm

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nextdoor started a local board for my county, and someone sent me an E-mail linking to it asking me to sign up.

For the first couple weeks, the posts were open (now you have to sign up for an account to see them).

Despite being a little county of only 3,000, it’s just as much of a Dumpster fire as the larger city accounts there. I decided not to sign up to save my sanity.

I have the ones that are marked for my neighborhood sent to my email, so they are filtered. Doing that, I’ve only seen a couple of political ones. Most are for missing or found dogs.

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:53:55pm

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Thanks. We had so much fun we will be going again but to different areas.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 8:59:46pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:00:12pm

It’s almost like leaving a mass of people quarantined with a few sick people was not the brightest of ideas

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:09:51pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It’s almost like leaving a mass of people quarantined with a few sick people was not the brightest of ideas

Or we could let everyone off who doesn’t appear to be sick, then have the sick ones continue to spread the disease.

Since there are no vaccines, quarantine is the most effective method of containing a contagious illness. It sucks for those quarantined, but for seagoing vessels that has been the procedure for hundreds of years.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:10:18pm
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:16:09pm

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It’s almost like leaving a mass of people quarantined with a few sick people was not the brightest of ideas

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The virus takes two weeks to show symptoms. How many were actually infected when the boat docked?

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CleverToad  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:20:13pm

re: #73 Sufficient unto the day…

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:31:20pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:37:27pm

re: #56 Belafon

The virus takes two weeks to show symptoms. How many were actually infected when the boat docked?

Passengers finally begin to leave coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan (NBC News)

A small number of people have been allowed to leave, but were placed in quarantine ashore.

The ship was quarantined when a person who had travelled on it later came down with the disease after travelling home.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:41:50pm

LOL

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:44:49pm

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Or we could let everyone off who doesn’t appear to be sick, then have the sick ones continue to spread the disease.

Since there are no vaccines, quarantine is the most effective method of containing a contagious illness. It sucks for those quarantined, but for seagoing vessels that has been the procedure for hundreds of years.

It’s a no win situation, given that people can be asymptomatic for up to 14 days (or possibly 24 — that hasn’t verified). The only positive about this situation is that although COVID-19 appears more lethal than the seasonal flu, it is still a mortality rate of less than 2%. Hopefully, the medical community will gain more knowledge about how best to handle this type of crisis; the next time they may be confronting a far more deadly and contagious disease.

According to an NIH document, theoretically, the maximum period of quarantine is one incubation period from the last exposure. Wouldn’t this suggest that every time a new passenger on the ship is diagnosed with the disease, the clock restarts?

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uriel  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:45:27pm

re: #32 Dread Pirate

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God- it’s so depressing how many times Nunes can publicly display how objectively really, really stupid he is and yet he gets taken seriously by the media.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:46:56pm

“Sniveling coward” might have been projection on Ted’s part.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:56:15pm

re: #61 Hecuba’s daughter

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According to an NIH document, theoretically, the maximum period of quarantine is one incubation period from the last exposure. Wouldn’t this suggest that every time a new passenger on the ship is diagnosed with the disease, the clock restarts?

I’m not a physician or epidemiologist, but I believe that’s how it works.

If this was in the XX Century with smallpox, the solution would be quarantine an area with an outbreak and conduct ring vaccination of the people in the adjacent areas. That was how the disease was eradicated.

The 1972 Yugoslav smallpox outbreak was the last major outbreak of smallpox in Europe. It was centered in Kosovo and Belgrade (both then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). A Muslim pilgrim had contracted the smallpox virus in the Middle East. Upon returning to his home in Kosovo, he started the epidemic in which 175 people were infected, killing 35. The epidemic was efficiently contained by enforced quarantine and mass vaccination. The 1982 film Variola Vera is based on the event.

en.wikipedia.org

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uriel  Feb 15, 2020 • 9:56:36pm

re: #41 Rightwingconspirator

Nice!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:02:18pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:09:50pm

A 2% death rate is horrible.

If this became a worldwide epidemic like the Spanish Flu, and say a billion people caught the disease, fifty million would die. The remaining people would be one hell of a strain on First World health systems, let alone other countries.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:14:14pm

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Passengers finally begin to leave coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan (NBC News)

A small number of people have been allowed to leave, but were placed in quarantine ashore.

The ship was quarantined when a person who had travelled on it later came down with the disease after travelling home.

OK, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that an almost ~10% infection rate amongst the ~3700 people quarantined aboard seems high
Note, the article states 218 testing positive, and it’s dated the 14th

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unproven innocence  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:14:24pm

When my second child was 3, and about to nap on my chest, she asked me “Why do we sleep?” At that time, I offered what I thot was a good explanation. But I just learned some more on that subject, with relevence to health maintenance:

Coronavirus Epidemic Update 17: Spike in Confirmed Cases, Fighting Infections with Sleep (COVID-19)

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Mattand  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:15:51pm

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Despite being a little county of only 3,000, it’s just as much of a Dumpster fire as the larger city accounts there. I decided not to sign up to save my sanity.

Man, the size and population spreads in this country never cease to amaze me. My county is a little over half a million. Your county is probably half the size of New Jersey, minimum.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:23:51pm

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

OK, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that an almost ~10% infection rate amongst the ~3700 people quarantined aboard seems high
Note, the article states 218 testing positive, and it’s dated the 14th

I can’t say whether 10% is high or not. Measles is way more contagious than that though.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:25:10pm

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🎃

A 2% death rate is horrible.

If this became a worldwide epidemic like the Spanish Flu, and say a billion people caught the disease, fifty million would die. The remaining people would be one hell of a strain on First World health systems, let alone other countries.

2% would be 20 million deaths, still a high number. There are various estimates for the Spanish flu — but that disease disproportionately killed the young and healthy, with some estimates of mortality rate of 10-20%.

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Mattand  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:26:04pm

re: #70 Mattand

I actually take that back. I found this interactive map of Nebraska that shows all sorts of info, including county square milage. Nebraska’s counties are much smaller than I thought. Comparing population densities, though, blows my mind.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:28:11pm

re: #70 Mattand

Man, the size and population spreads in this country never cease to amaze me. My county is a little over half a million. Your county is probably half the size of New Jersey, minimum.

I got our population wrong, it’s five thousand, not three thousand.

In area it covers 1,430 square miles, yielding a population density of 3.4/sq. mile.

My little village from the last census has 128 people, within an area of 0.16 square miles, leaving a population density of 761 per square mile.

Playing with numbers is interesting.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:28:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:30:20pm

re: #73 Mattand

I actually take that back. I found this interactive map of Nebraska that shows all sorts of info, including county square milage. Nebraska’s counties are much smaller than I thought. Comparing population densities, though, blows my mind.

Cherry County is pretty big. (It’s the huge rectangular county along the South Dakota border adjacent to the Panhandle.) Its county seat and only incorporated town is Valentine, population 2,700.

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Mattand  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:38:19pm

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Cherry County is pretty big. (It’s the huge rectangular county along the South Dakota border adjacent to the Panhandle.) Its county seat and only incorporated town is Valentine, population 2,700.

LOL, that’s nuts. Cherry County, NE is 5,960 square miles. NJ is 7,354 square miles.

My county is 221 sq mi. Philly is actually smaller at 134 sq mi. Combined population of 2 million. It surprisingly doesn’t feel as crowded as you’d think, though.

North Jersey and NYC, though? Holy shit, that’s a lot of people in a small area.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:41:50pm

re: #73 Mattand

I’m playing around with that Website now, digging up all sorts of useless information. It’s like TV Tropes for Nebraska counties.

% college educated over age 25: 18.1%
Median value of homes: $92,900 (whelp, I’m in severe poverty)
Number of veterans: 297 (nearly 10%)
Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes
Percentage in poverty: 14.5% (I have lots of company)

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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:52:46pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 10:55:51pm

Well, isn’t this marvellous:

People could get the novel coronavirus more than once, health experts warn — recovering does not necessarily make you immune (Business Insider)

Zhan Qingyuan, director of pneumonia prevention and treatment at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, said even people who have recovered may not be immune to the virus.

“For those patients who have been cured, there is a likelihood of a relapse,” he said in a briefing on Friday (goes to China Global Television Network channel on YouTube, official organ of the government, 1:17). “The antibody will be generated; however, in certain individuals, the antibody cannot last that long.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 15, 2020 • 11:02:23pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Great….just great.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 11:19:16pm

re: #81 Eclectic Cyborg

Great….just great.

Back during the Spanish Flu, old newspapers in the Public Library detail what my village did then to keep it out.

The village board closed all public places (the stores, the movie theatre, the town bar), and directed the town marshal to gather a posse to barricade the main road through town to prevent travellers from coming in. The marshal also organised people in town to take goods from the town line to the stores.

Stores themselves were prohibited from letting people in more than two at a time; they delivered goods to peoples’ home from notes left at the store.

Several nurses came here from Colorado Springs from the tuberculosis sanitarium to assist Dr. Pass (d. 1948) in maintaining a cordon sanitaire for the village.

My wife did a research project on this for the University of Nebraska at their request.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 11:24:46pm

The lying continues:

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 11:34:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 15, 2020 • 11:51:11pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 15, 2020 • 11:59:52pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 16, 2020 • 12:21:11am
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plansbandc  Feb 16, 2020 • 12:22:44am

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Dread Pirate  Feb 16, 2020 • 1:02:37am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 16, 2020 • 1:03:26am
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Dread Pirate  Feb 16, 2020 • 1:04:43am
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Dread Pirate  Feb 16, 2020 • 1:20:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 1:45:47am

A Valentine’s Day flame in r/MurderedByWords:
reddit.com

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 2:31:02am

Madilyn last year wrote a song (3:45) entirely composed of the hate comments she’s gotten on-line over the last ten years. (Video, with screen shots of every comment so you can sing along.)

I Wrote a Song Using Only Hate Comments

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 16, 2020 • 4:47:55am

re: #41 Rightwingconspirator

So I went out with two friends for a driving tour of Los Angeles today. Spent 6 hours out including a wonderful lunch at Versailles, a Cuban place. I grabbed my Canon and did the best I could from the back seat.

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Sorry about the down-ding. Fat fingers on lemur_size fake keyboard. Made it up with a double plus because this is a double plus good post.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 16, 2020 • 5:00:34am

In Washington State, a woman and her daughter attempted to drug a young mother and steal her baby, but what I want to know is, why are there bloody hand prints on the neighbors door?!

Skip to 0:55

komonews.com

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jeffreyw  Feb 16, 2020 • 5:35:37am

Good morning!

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 16, 2020 • 5:36:13am

This is just a whole bunch of crazy with guns.

Cheryl and Reed Sanders ambushed Molly and Lindsay Duncan outside of their million-dollar home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on Wednesday, having traveled from their own home in Leicester, North Carolina.

According to a press conference held by the Duncan couple and their attorney on Friday, they were returning home when a man in a camouflage mask and hoodie ran up and held a gun to Molly’s head while they were checking the mail.

As Lindsay pulled out a gun when attacked by the man, now identified as Reed Sanders, Cheryl Sanders also appeared and a shootout began.

Lindsay Duncan fatally shot the couple in the exchange.

He has not been charged with a crime as police believe the surveillance footage recovered from the incident proves he was acting in self-defense and that Sanders had threatened him and his wife.

‘The word ambush is exactly what it was,’ Molly Duncan said.

‘We were caught off-guard. They said nothing and they started shooting at us.’

dailymail.co.uk

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Belafon  Feb 16, 2020 • 6:13:56am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 16, 2020 • 6:31:21am

re: #98 Shropshire Slasher

This is just a whole bunch of crazy with guns.

dailymail.co.uk

Couple describe deadly shooting as ambush: ‘All of a sudden, hell began’

Crazy indeed. The successful shooter, Lindsey Duncan, is founder and honcho of the Genesis fitness/weight loss operation. He is a minor celebrity from his infomercials and other TV appearances. The dead woman, Cheryl Sanders, was his ex-wife and a former Hollywood stunt performer. The deceased dude, Reed Sanders, was Cheryl’s new husband. A trashy TV movie has probably entered pre-production, perhaps before the bodies were cool.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 6:49:14am

re: #99 Belafon

I’m undecided in the primary still but I did see a really nice interaction between Biden and a young African-American boy where he gave him his flag pin and explained that he used to be Obama’s VP and explained how that worked. I know Biden drives a lot of us crazy with his almost polyanna view of Republicans but damn it, I like that man.

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retired cynic  Feb 16, 2020 • 6:54:03am

An Inside Look at Czechia’s Grueling Mountain Dogsled Race
Started in 1997, Šediváčkův Long is one of Europe’s toughest winter events. Atlas Obscura

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 6:57:21am

re: #102 retired cynic

An Inside Look at Czechia’s Grueling Mountain Dogsled Race
Started in 1997, Šediváčkův Long is one of Europe’s toughest winter events. Atlas Obscura

There’s some beautiful nature in that part of Europe. I saw the Tatras when I was in the Slovak-Polish borderlands two years ago. I imagine they’re even more beautiful when the snow falls. There’s a reason why hockey, skiing, and winter sports are quite popular in that part of Europe. There’s even some clips of people in my grandmother’s mother’s home village plunging into the ice. I obviously did not inheirit that haha. Awesome article and cute dogs too.

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jaunte  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:07:30am

DOJ Alumni Statement on the Events Surrounding the Sentencing of Roger Stone
medium.com

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jaunte  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:20:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:27:48am
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:28:31am

There is a cake for everything.

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BigPapa  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:28:33am

re: #105 jaunte

My Shero!

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:28:56am

re: #53 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

It’s almost like leaving a mass of people quarantined with a few sick people was not the brightest of ideas.

They’re still within the incubation period, so new cases are to be expected (I’ve noted before that the passengers have been isolated from one another — people in the same cabin can’t be separated, of course).

The total number of cases is now about 10% of the total population, but I’ve only heard of five or six crew member being infected out of 1000 or so (which is interesting, since they’re more exposed). Maybe being old is a really significant risk.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:30:39am

re: #15 Hecuba’s daughter

I have to learn to control my temper when engaging with our brother. Shouting never persuades anyone, but it’s difficult for me to remain calm when, just today, he agrees with the Medal of Freedom award to Rush Limbaugh, describes Trump’s mockery of his opponents as just good humor, continues to deny that Trump mocked a disabled reporter, and asserts that the case against McCabe was dropped because of a sweetheart deal that he received because he turned state’s evidence against Comey et al. So our brother continues to believe Comey, Hillary, maybe Obama are all going to the penitentiary.

And once again he claims that air quality and water quality have improved under Trump — but has not yet provided any source to substantiate these claims.

Brainwashed every one of them.

Wilfully ignorant and happily, proudly so

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:34:40am

Been having some internet connectivity issues this weekend….I called my ISP and they said they were having server issues, but they’d hopefully be resolved by tomorrow.

First time I’ve experienced any significant issues with my provider.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:35:10am

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:35:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:40:58am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:48:38am

I’m off to bed, but this is an awful take.

Economist Suggests Infecting A Ton Of People With Coronavirus In Order To Help People With Coronavirus (Goes to Wonkette, more at the link):

If there is anything I very much dislike, it is people going around being named Robyn or Robin and being terrible. It’s just rude. Most of us are lovely people. We steal from the rich, we give to the poor, we sing your favorite jams, what’s not to like?

Of course, there are exceptions. And one big one is Robin Hanson, the creepiest economist in America. The last time we met Robin Hanson, he was arguing for a redistribution of sex to keep incels non-violent, and compared their plight to that of poor people (even though he thought it was weird to be concerned about poor people), claiming essentially that men who kill women because they are angry about not getting laid are Jean Valjeaning it. Like, for real, he brought Les Mis into it.

He has, of course, had many other terrible ideas over the years. Like the time when he also suggested that a woman who “cuckolds” a man should be punished more severely than a rapist who drugs and then rapes a woman while she is unconscious, on account of how a “gentle, silent rape” and will cause no harm to her “because she suffered no noticeable physical harm nor any memory of the event.”

So yeah, he’s pretty much the worst. And he’s got a brand new idea!

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:49:01am

re: #61 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s a no win situation, given that people can be asymptomatic for up to 14 days (or possibly 24 — that hasn’t verified). The only positive about this situation is that although COVID-19 appears more lethal than the seasonal flu, it is still a mortality rate of less than 2%. Hopefully, the medical community will gain more knowledge about how best to handle this type of crisis; the next time they may be confronting a far more deadly and contagious disease.

According to an NIH document, theoretically, the maximum period of quarantine is one incubation period from the last exposure. Wouldn’t this suggest that every time a new passenger on the ship is diagnosed with the disease, the clock restarts?

(As I mentioned above), passengers are quarantined from one another. Otherwise, yes.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:51:05am

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m not a physician or epidemiologist, but I believe that’s how it works.

If this was in the XX Century with smallpox, the solution would be quarantine an area with an outbreak and conduct ring vaccination of the people in the adjacent areas. That was how the disease was eradicated.

en.wikipedia.org

There was another one in Moscow in the 1960’s (plus or minus a decade). Very, very hushed up.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:54:51am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🎃

A 2% death rate is horrible.

If this became a worldwide epidemic like the Spanish Flu, and say a billion people caught the disease, fifty million would die. The remaining people would be one hell of a strain on First World health systems, let alone other countries.

Only if it really has a 2% mortality, of course. Only one death among the Diamond Princess people, one other death outside China. And that interesting lack of infections among the Diamond Princess crew. (Could Chinese air quality in cities be a factor?)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 7:57:08am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It didn’t take long for the libertarian death merchant economist to find the Wonkette article (libelzzzzz!)

This is so much better, the way he parsed it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:06:59am

re: #118 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

Only if it really has a 2% mortality, of course. Only one death among the Diamond Princess people, one other death outside China. And that interesting lack of infections among the Diamond Princess crew. (Could Chinese air quality in cities be a factor?)

I’m no disease expert but I think you’re on to something about the air quality being a factor. TB I know had high mortality rates in the industrial cities.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:12:50am

The destruction of our country’s democracy and decency by Trumpco continues apace, and it’s depressing as fuck. The Democratic primary is frustrating as hell. I just want it over and our nominee in place.

On the non-political front, my anxiety is skyrocketing as I wait to hear about a job application. A month or so ago, I decided that I need to move when my current lease is up due to rapidly increasing costs of living, and I have a location in mind. Not just change apartments but relocate to another state. Shortly after I made this decision, I ran across a job opening that would be perfect. The job is where I’m thinking of moving to and would be something I would enjoy doing. I’m pleased with my application package and trying not to second guess it.

I’m requesting LGF commentariat send positive job getting thoughts my way as I do something I’m not very good at - waiting while things are out of my control.

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:16:12am

re: #120 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m no disease expert but I think you’re on to something about the air quality being a factor. TB I know had high mortality rates in the industrial cities.

Also, old age. The fact is, at this time we should read everything written about coronavirus while chanting, “too soon to tell, insufficient data.” Scientific sources are much more cautious, but the rest of the media picks up their reports without the caveats.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:18:03am

re: #121 Teddy’s Person

Big hugs and of course “get that job!!!” vibes headed your way. It’s a big step, and waiting for something you want a lot is the worst for anxiety. I hope you get the job and a great place to live too.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:18:47am

re: #122 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

Also, old age. The fact is, at this time we should read everything written about coronavirus while chanting, “too soon to tell, insufficient data.” Scientific sources are much more cautious, but the rest of the media picks up their reports without the caveats.

Yeah I’m listening to the scientists here too.

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Teddy's Person  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:20:29am

re: #123 A Mom Anon

And I want this a lot. I’ve picked up and made major changes in my life a couple of times. I just hope I have one more in me.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:25:09am

re: #120 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m no disease expert but I think you’re on to something about the air quality being a factor. TB I know had high mortality rates in the industrial cities.

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The reason TB has higher spread rates in cities was because people live closer together, but the results are mixed.

Generally, in First World countries, the death rate is actually lower, because of better medical infrastructure than in rural areas. The converse is true in less-developed nations.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

In the past, before there was effective treatments for TB, the wealthy went to sanitariums in the country where they were treated well, got exercise, fed well, &c, while the poor were left to die in the city (and spread the disease further).

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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:26:20am

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:27:22am

re: #122 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

On the other hand, both the Chinese and 19th century examples could be because of high population density, and lots of people sharing close quarters. Real-world studies are a bitch.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:30:06am

Hence the NIH study at #126. It collates the data from cities and rural areas in wealthy and poor nations to show the problem is more a function of economics and infrastructure rather than pollution.

Pollution will certainly make TB worse, as will smoking.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:30:25am

re: #125 Teddy’s Person

And I want this a lot. I’ve picked up and made major changes in my life a couple of times. I just hope I have one more in me.

Good luck! I never had the courage to explore other areas for job opportunities and have always lived within a 30 mile radius of my first childhood home.

Hope all works out well for you!

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:37:36am

If that wingnut libertarian economist’s coronavirus “solution” was actually a solution, then in theory it should work on any communicable disease.

We could infect populations with TB, viral pneumonia, poliomyelitis, river blindness, all of them, and eradicate all disease.

Oh wait, he isn’t looking for that. He’s looking to kill off the “useless eaters” (the poor). He’s arguing for class warfare, not disease prevention.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:38:47am

Lre: #126 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Generally, in First World countries, the death rate is actually lower, because of better medical infrastructure than in rural areas. The converse is true in less-developed nations.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

In the past, before there was effective treatments for TB, the wealthy went to sanitariums in the country where they were treated well, got exercise, fed well, &c, while the poor were left to die in the city (and spread the disease further).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:41:05am

re: #128 A hollow voice says, Guilty, guilty, guilty!

On the other hand, both the Chinese and 19th century examples could be because of high population density, and lots of people sharing close quarters. Real-world studies are a bitch.

Yes exactly. I wasn’t talking about the New York or Pittsburgh or San Francisco of 2020 but more do their experience of 1870. China has seen unprecedented industrialization the past 40 years since Deng replaced Mao.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:43:32am

re: #132 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:47:16am

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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Teddy's Person  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:51:28am

re: #130 Hecuba’s daughter

Good luck! I never had the courage to explore other areas for job opportunities and have always lived within a 30 mile radius of my first childhood home.

Hope all works out well for you!

Thanks. I’ve been pretty nomadic throughout my life. Just kind of the way things worked out.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:51:45am

re: #135 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:54:02am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:54:45am

Alright. I gotta go. Got a lunch

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:55:01am

re: #138 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 8:58:35am

I’m really signing out now. Catch y’all later.

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calochortus  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:00:07am

re: #115 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I’m off to bed, but this is an awful take.

Economist Suggests Infecting A Ton Of People With Coronavirus In Order To Help People With Coronavirus (Goes to Wonkette, more at the link):

That bit about the “redistribution of sex [women]?” Already been done, and in some opinions, precisely for the same reason (social stability.) Of course, we call it monogamy, but it prevents the powerful men from monopolizing women. Even if you give women free choice in the matter, there are presumably a lot of women who would see more advantage in being Bill Gates third or fouth wife than in Bubba’s first.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:02:20am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:14:43am

re: #41 Rightwingconspirator

So I went out with two friends for a driving tour of Los Angeles today. Spent 6 hours out including a wonderful lunch at Versailles, a Cuban place. I grabbed my Canon and did the best I could from the back seat.

[Embedded content]

You were in my neighborhood photographing Immanuel Presbyterian Church (where I met the great actor Anthony Hopkins made up as Nixon shooting a couple scenes and where Whoopi Goldberg shot Sister Act) and the Wiltern Theater.

Did you notice the torn up Bernie signs on the side streets?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:15:56am

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nextdoor started a local board for my county, and someone sent me an E-mail linking to it asking me to sign up.

For the first couple weeks, the posts were open (now you have to sign up for an account to see them).

Despite being a little county of only 3,000, it’s just as much of a Dumpster fire as the larger city accounts there. I decided not to sign up to save my sanity.

I was invited to participate in Nextdoor. Only lasted a week because of the Republican shit endlessly posted on it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:24:16am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:26:46am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:27:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:30:29am
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BeachDem  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:32:57am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

[Embedded content]

moron

Also, it was 1/29, so not “last week.” Another entry in Daniel Dale’s list of “events Trump says are more recent than they were.”

(Wasn’t he supposed to ride his limo around at Daytona today and STFU for awhile?)

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plansbandc  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:35:29am
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BigPapa  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:36:13am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

He doesn’t even attempt to try and lie convincingly. Anybody who knows the least bit about construction would know that ‘wet’ concrete would be formed up and anything in it would have copious temp supports holding together until the curing process was complete.

There were no such supports or forms, just a complete fence. That fell over.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:38:03am

I’m not sure where this taco truck is, but wherever it is, I’d totally eat there.

That advertising game is on-point.

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cat-tikvah  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:41:31am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

“directly” — paging Senator Kamala Harris…

implied?
suggested?
indicated?
insinuated?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:45:11am

I was just musing about which pathway to the abyss the Trump Horror will drag us down now. There have been suggestions that his Reichstag Fire moment is coming up and that seems a reasonable possibility. If so, what form will it take?
I think some kind of staged assassination attempt is likely. It would meld seamlessly with the narcissist/ sycophant relationship he has with the base, and his pulpit pimp contingent could declare his survival a miraculous sign, adding to the messianic cachet he already enjoys among the superstitious and gullible. A few pawns, perhaps up to cabinet level, could be sacrificed to make it convincing. Erik Prince, or someone he has introduced to Cheeto, could probably arrange such a thing. The only question is whether the ongoing erosion of federal law enforcement has reached the point where the Secret Service could not, or would not, intervene to thwart the plan. We may see a purge of the Secret Service to help pave the way.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:47:32am

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I was just musing about which pathway to the abyss the Trump Horror will drag us down now. There have been suggestions that his Reichstag Fire moment is coming up and that seems a reasonable possibility. If so, what form will it take?
I think some kind of staged assassination attempt is likely. It would meld seamlessly with the narcissist/ sycophant relationship he has with the base, and his pulpit pimp contingent could declare his survival a miraculous sign, adding to the messianic cachet he already enjoys among the superstitious and gullible. A few pawns, perhaps up to cabinet level, could be sacrificed to make it convincing. Erik Prince, or someone he has introduced to Cheeto, could probably arrange such a thing. The only question is whether the ongoing erosion of federal law enforcement has reached the point where the Secret Service could not, or would not, intervene to thwart the plan. We may see a purge of the Secret Service to help pave the way.

Utah Outcasts spotted this article which asks...IS TRUMP THE ANTICHRIST????

benjaminlcorey.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:50:32am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:50:38am

re: #142 calochortus

That bit about the “redistribution of sex [women]?” Already been done, and in some opinions, precisely for the same reason (social stability.) Of course, we call it monogamy, but it prevents the powerful men from monopolizing women. Even if you give women free choice in the matter, there are presumably a lot of women who would see more advantage in being Bill Gates third or fouth wife than in Bubba’s first.

He’s specifically calling for redistribution of women to so-called incels to prevent incels from becoming violent. That sounds like fun if you’re a woman assigned to one of them.

Jordan Peterson has promoted this idea as well.

As for monogamy, many reasons have been advanced as to why it exists; a whole bunch of people and societies don’t ascribe to the idea (some Muslim countries, the LDS church in the past and the FLDS church now, polyamorous and polyfidelic people, &c).

I couldn’t handle polygamy. One wife is enough for me. /s

Of course incels believe they are entitled to the “hot” women, and seem to think that women are only interested in “trading up” (which is why they are incels, they believe on their 1-10 scale they score low and women would never pick a low scoring man, so the government must step in and assign women to them).

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Teddy's Person  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:52:47am

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:53:16am

It’s Sunday, so today’s crazy Christian video.

Left wing biased/satanic brainwashing on okcupid ads (3:18)
The video went up yesterday, and the poor guy only has ten views and two comments.

Left wing biased/satanic brainwashing on okcupid ads

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Florida Panhandler  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:54:02am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It’s turning out to be a lot like an Andromeda Strain 😥

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jaunte  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:56:50am

re: #153 Dr Lizardo

Houston!

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jaunte  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:58:07am

re: #153 Dr Lizardo

Tila was a photo stylist for years before she got into running a restaurant. She has lots of connections with the local advertising people.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:59:31am

re: #162 jaunte

Houston!

Looks like a great place. Most of the time, I end up making my own Mexican food here because there’s only one Mexican restaurant in my town of 300,000.

Mexican food is slowly but surely catching on here - that restaurant is planning on opening another outlet on the other side of town because their original location has proven to be really successful.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 9:59:39am

This NoFap parody of Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt is possibly the worst song ever recorded (Goes to We Hunted the Mammoth, with video 3:39, more at the link):

Yep, some NoFap dude did a NoFap version of Johnny Cash’s famous cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” with the lyrics changed to make a point about the evils of “cooming” [goes to Urban Dictionary, NSFW] while jerking off to porn. Just listen to this mess, if you can.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:00:21am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:02:07am

re: #166 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Why is this guy in Congress? Why isn’t he on a streetcorner with a bullhorn screaming about the end of the world?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:03:45am

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Why is this guy in Congress? Why isn’t he on a streetcorner with a bullhorn screaming about the end of the world?

He’s a KOCHsucker, Anymouse. The Kochs put him in the Senate to be their stooge.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:05:47am

re: #168 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’s a KOCHsucker, Anymouse. The Kochs put him in the Senate to be their stooge.

My question was mostly rhetorical. That said, he still had to get enough votes to get in Congress, Kochs or no.

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jaunte  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:07:18am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:16:15am

re: #170 jaunte

Trump Is ‘Sent By God’ And A ‘King,’ Conservative Radio Host Tells Stunned AM Joy Panel

As an atheist I understand the statement “the Devil can quote Scripture for his own purpose.”

Revelation 20:7-8 (KJV)
7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:18:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:26:08am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:27:23am

re: #156 Joe Bacon 🌹

Utah Outcasts spotted this article which asks...IS TRUMP THE ANTICHRIST????
benjaminlcorey.com

I was skeptical at first, since I didn’t think Cheeto was smart enough, but “666 Fifth Avenue” convinced me.

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:28:36am

ICE murderers.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:29:59am

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rush “got busted at the airport with a shit ton of Viagra on his return from a destination notorious for child prostitution” Limbaugh talking about family values.

LOL.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:33:30am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

In Washington State, a woman and her daughter attempted to drug a young mother and steal her baby, but what I want to know is, why are there bloody hand prints on the neighbors door?!

Skip to 0:55

komonews.com

Yeah, Buffalo Bill is getting sloppy

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:37:24am

Sen. Ted Cruz is outraged someone would interfere with his reproductive rights.

Nice ratio.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:38:50am
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Dread Pirate  Feb 16, 2020 • 10:50:24am
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Dread Pirate  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:01:15am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:05:04am

In the category of “religion poisons everything”:
‘Period-shaming’ Indian college forces students to strip to underwear (BBC)

This is not the first time this has happened. At another religious college in India, they forced women to strip naked to ensure they weren’t menstruating.

College students living in a hostel in the western Indian state of Gujarat have complained that they were made to strip and show their underwear to female teachers to prove that they were not menstruating.

The 68 young women were pulled out of classrooms and taken to the toilet, where they were asked to individually remove their knickers for inspection.

The incident took place in the city of Bhuj on Tuesday. The young women are undergraduate students at Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI), which is run by Swaminarayan sect, a wealthy and conservative Hindu religious group.

(more)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:06:24am

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stpaulbear  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:07:15am

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

[Embedded content]

moron

Umm, Trump was in the construction business in NYC. He would have known what a stupid argument that is in his younger days before he lost his mind.

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Teukka  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:15:52am

re: #156 Joe Bacon 🌹

Utah Outcasts spotted this article which asks...IS TRUMP THE ANTICHRIST????

benjaminlcorey.com

Remember there are always two of them. Not Sith, but end times revelations. There is the beast with that number, and there will be the false prophet… And Darth Cheeto is one of the people that score high in the tally I keep of Antichrist candidates…

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:16:49am

re: #158 Anymouse 🌹🎃

He’s specifically calling for redistribution of women to so-called incels to prevent incels from becoming violent. That sounds like fun if you’re a woman assigned to one of them.

Jordan Peterson has promoted this idea as well.

As for monogamy, many reasons have been advanced as to why it exists; a whole bunch of people and societies don’t ascribe to the idea (some Muslim countries, the LDS church in the past and the FLDS church now, polyamorous and polyfidelic people, &c).

I couldn’t handle polygamy. One wife is enough for me. /s

Of course incels believe they are entitled to the “hot” women, and seem to think that women are only interested in “trading up” (which is why they are incels, they believe on their 1-10 scale they score low and women would never pick a low scoring man, so the government must step in and assign women to them).

My wife tells me one wife is enough for me too

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:21:47am

re: #185 Teukka

I tend to subscribe to the school of thought that the “number of the Beast” was a reference to Emperor Nero - even though he’d been long dead by the time Revelations was written. The explanation for that is that there apparently was a fairly widespread belief that Nero would return.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:22:39am

re: #184 stpaulbear

Umm, Trump was in the construction business in NYC. He would have known what a stupid argument that is in his younger days before he lost his mind.

He got his concrete supply from the mob, what they had left over after making the cement shoes.

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Teukka  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:45:45am

re: #187 Dr Lizardo

I tend to subscribe to the school of thought that the “number of the Beast” was a reference to Emperor Nero - even though he’d been long dead by the time Revelations was written. The explanation for that is that there apparently was a fairly widespread belief that Nero would return.

I tend to subscribe to the quote “history doesn’t repeat itself but it does tend to rhyme”. And Darth Cheeto is Nero-esque IMHO.

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John Hughes  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:45:47am

re: #98 Shropshire Slasher

Downdinged for posting something from the Daily Fail.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 16, 2020 • 11:47:11am

re: #190 John Hughes

Downdinged for posting something from the Daily Fail.

Then don’t click on the link.


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