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Belafon  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:12:20pm
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🌹UOJB!  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:13:51pm
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Belafon  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:15:58pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:19:30pm

re: #3 Belafon

I guarandamntee that this guy is a Q nut.

A North Carolina man who was indicted last month on charges of child pornography also had plans to commit a mass shooting during the holidays and assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:24:47pm

re: #4 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I guarandamntee that this guy is a Q nut.

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Easy bet.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:28:19pm

We’re almost there guys.

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piratedan  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:29:53pm

re: #4 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m sure the DCI Radcliffe would inform us that he’s a radical Biden supporter looking to taint The President…..

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 22, 2020 • 10:35:16pm

Based on Trump’s periodic rants about a rigged election, I am now taking the firm position that if Trump wins, it’s because the election was rigged — either
>> by Russian interference in the vote tabulations or
>> Republican interference in accepting valid mail-in votes (including DeJoy’s sabotage of the post office) or
>> (ugh) voters unfamiliar with the process submitting mail-in ballots that don’t meet the state rules.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2020 • 11:05:24pm

I’m listening to Black Sabbath - Paranoid and it’s bringing back memories of handling liquid LSD. I got the Album in the mail from a record club. We played the music while we chopped up sheets of blotter acid. I learned but forgot there is no way to handle liquid acid without dosing yourself. The next time I handled it was in SF at a party and I was wrapping sugar cubes in foil. I was coming back on some ramp to I80 east at about 65 when I noticed there was a 35 mph sign. That’s when I realized I got dosed with the sugar cubes. The first half of the 70’s was brutal, after that we just bought it in vials and dropped it in our eyes and we dosed the sugar cubes on the foil so we didn’t touch them.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2020 • 11:31:57pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2020 • 11:34:09pm

Just watched the new Borat. Sacha Baron Cohen hasn’t lost his edge! Although this go-around the film is more plot based than the last one. The first Borat was a long string of Borat pranks with real people that tied together with a loose plot, whereas the new Borat has somewhat fewer pranks and more real actors to make a concrete plot. Not to worry, the pranks with real people he pulls off are classic SBC. There’s a scene at a cotillion… well, I won’t give it away. And the scene with Rudy is sooo cringe, he comes off as a creepy old man which is what he is IRL.

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teleskiguy  Oct 22, 2020 • 11:39:48pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

And mad props to Maria Bakalova who plays Borat’s daughter, she held her own in the pranks, including at a “Crisis Pregnancy Center” and in front of a Hillsborough County Republican Women dinner.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 22, 2020 • 11:42:25pm
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Amory Blaine  Oct 22, 2020 • 11:52:07pm
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:03:13am

Meanwhile, here in Czech Republic, we’ve got a little scandal brewing.

The Minister of Health, Roman Prymula, was busted by a paparazzi for the nation’s most infamous tabloid (Blesk) at a late-night meeting in a restaurant.

That may sound like no biggie, but…..restaurants have been ordered closed in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. The restaurant in question, Rio, is owned by a close associate of the Prime Minister here. Furthermore, neither Mr. Prymula nor Mr. Faltýnek (the owner of the restaurant in question) were wearing face masks as everyone else is required to do, by law. And there were other people there as well….looks like they had quite a little party - all of which is currently prohibited by Health Ministry regulations, said regulations being written and promulgated by Mr. Prymula himself. As an aside, Mr. Prymula is an outspoken advocate of homeopathy and other assorted woowoo.

This rank hypocrisy is, as you might well imagine, the leading story in all Czech media right now - and the opposition is (quite rightly, IMO) demanding Prymula’s immediate resignation.

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ozharas  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:04:25am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:08:59am

Back in a bit. Got some meatworld stuff to do.

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Jack Burton  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:12:30am

re: #13 Dread Pirate Ron

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This is like Hitler talking to Wilhelm Keitel about recapturing the oilfields with Donitz after this “was all taken care of” on April 23, 1945.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:15:51am

re: #17 Dr Lizardo

Back in a bit. Got some meatworld stuff to do.

The meatworld is a hallucination.

“Everything we perceive, including ourselves, are simulacrums of reality. The takeaway here is this wild thought: we are always hallucinating.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:24:26am

6.1 Earthquake near Fiji.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:25:33am

Never mind, it’s closer to that NZ rock “island” than Fiji.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:30:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 12:46:52am

re: #7 piratedan

I’m sure the DCI Radcliffe would inform us that he’s a radical Biden supporter looking to taint The President…..

the child porn charges are a dead giveaway…same photos as were found on Hunter’s laptop, you know…

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teleskiguy  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:00:53am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:20:05am

Some Democrats starting to bite on the conservative framing “Biden will kill off the oil industry” already:

Both of them are getting dragged

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:47:56am

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Some Democrats starting to bite on the conservative framing “Biden will kill off the oil industry” already:

Both of them are getting dragged

Oil is dying, Biden just does not want to artificially extend life support.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:52:39am

re: #24 teleskiguy

Last undecided imbecile in United States said to require more information before making his decision.

“Undecided voters” are people who are fed up with Trump but still have trouble bringing themselves to vote for a Democrat.

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:54:10am

re: #26 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Oil is dying,

The US and the world in general has been increasing production of oil for the past few decades to meet increasing energy demand especially in the developing world. Peak Oil (the point at which oil production starts to fall due to decreasing demand, exhaustion of reserves and increased costs) has been promised “ten years from now” for about the same time. It’s like President Trump’s “two weeks”, basically.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:55:44am

re: #28 Nojay UK

The US and the world in general has been increasing production of oil for the past few decades to meet increasing energy demand especially in the developing world. Peak Oil (the point at which oil demand starts to fall due to limited production and increased costs) has been promised “ten years from now” for about the same time. It’s like President Trump’s “two weeks”, basically.

It is an outdated technology and an industrial & technological leader like the US should be moving away from it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:56:57am

re: #26 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Oil is dying, Biden just does not want to artificially extend life support.

Folks keep asking questions about when auto manufacturers will come up with long enough life batteries for cars for people who live in areas like I do, &c.

I wonder if a better question would be “how about more passenger trains?” Most every country relies on trains for both short and long trips.

Biden is looking to expand Amtrak, but there are commercial options as well. The UP line which goes through here to the Powder River Basin coal fields could also carry passengers if UP wanted to do it. It hits all the same towns along US-26.

Their line also links up with the line Amtrak uses for the California Zephyr here in Nebraska.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 1:59:33am

re: #28 Nojay UK

The US and the world in general has been increasing production of oil for the past few decades to meet increasing energy demand especially in the developing world

Alternatively, oil producers have been getting as much oil out of the ground as they can because they know it’s all going to turn into stuck assets when we are forced to halt CO2 emissions to avoid the worst global warming scenarios.

Peak oil is never going to happen because if we reach peak oil it will be to late, we’ll be fucked.

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:01:33am

re: #29 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an outdated technology

Oil is energy. The US like everywhere else uses lots of energy and wants more energy and cheap energy at that. Oil and gas are free energy, they’re sitting there in the ground like a thick strata of dollar bills that just need pumping to the surface and some processing to make money. The oil and gas industry has make great efforts to squeeze cost out of the oilfield-to-gas-tank operation over the past few decades and they believe they can reduce those costs even more.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:04:18am

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Folks keep asking questions about when auto manufacturers will come up with long enough life batteries for cars for people who live in areas like I do, &c.

I wonder if a better question would be “how about more passenger trains?” Most every country relies on trains for both short and long trips.

people who don’t own cars are considered social undesirables

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:05:10am

re: #32 Nojay UK

Oil is energy. The US like everywhere else uses lots of energy and wants more energy and cheap energy at that. Oil and gas are free energy, they’re sitting there in the ground like a thick strata of dollar bills that just need pumping to the surface and some processing to make money. The oil and gas industry has make great efforts to squeeze cost out of the oilfield-to-gas-tank operation over the past few decades and they believe they can reduce those costs even more.

And it is so “cheap” because our systems allows them to socialize the downstream costs…

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:10:55am

re: #31 John Hughes

Alternatively, oil producers have been getting as much oil out of the ground as they can because they know it’s all going to turn into stuck assets when we are forced to halt CO2 emissions to avoid the worst global warming scenarios.

Peak oil is never going to happen because if we reach peak oil it will be to late, we’ll be fucked.

Oil production is based on consumption, there’s no point extracting it if no-one wants to buy it. It’s not a “stuck asset”, it costs more to produce it than the licence fees and extraction taxes per million tonnes of product delivered to a refinery. As for being “forced” to halt CO2 emissions, that isn’t going to happen any time soon because we want energy for clean water, agriculture, lighting, data centres, escalators, production machinery, aeroplanes, personal transport, heating and A/C etc. etc. The other part of the equation is that we, the world-wide “we” don’t want to pay a high price for CO2-free energy so we will pump and burn oil and gas and coal because it’s cheap energy and we’ve agreed to put off dealing with CO2 levels until later, honest.

The Kyoto Protocols back in 1996 agreed we had a problem with CO2 levels in the atmosphere, when it was at a level of 360 parts per million. Today, after the followup Paris Accords were signed a few years ago it is now 430 parts per million and the rate of increase is itself increasing (about 3 ppm per year or so).

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:11:13am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:22:07am
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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:28:36am
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:32:39am

Back from paying the bills.

Anyway, the “brewing scandal” I mentioned earlier has blown up into a full-blown crisis; the Interior Minister, Jan Hamáček (who’s also Deputy PM) is demanding Health Minister Prymula (he of clandestine meetings in closed pubs) resign immediately, saying that as a result of that fiasco, Prymula’s moral authority has completely vanished.

Meanwhile, the opposition is screaming for Prymula’s head as well. As for Prymula, this was his explanation; he simply went to the address provided by Mr. Faltýnek, totally unaware that it was a pub (despite the fact that he’s been there several times before), had a couple of beers (also prohibited under the current state of emergency regulations), had a “business meeting” with two additional and so far unidentified persons (also prohibited) and topped it off by saying, “It’s really not a big deal.”

JFC, this asshat is the Health Minister and Czech Republic is requesting foreign assistance to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic here. And as I’m sure most people here can imagine, your average Czech man in the street is livid, with many drawing comparisons to the Communist-era apparatchik and their “rules for thee, but not for me” mentality.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:39:16am

One man was running for president of the United States and the other was running for an audition on Fox”

Jon Meacham

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:41:53am

Update: Czech PM Andrej Babiš has fired Health Minister Roman Prymula, calling Prymula’s actions an “unforgivable breach of the public trust and an utter abandonment of his moral authority” and has issued a formal apology to the nation on behalf of the Czech government.

I don’t like Babiš - he’s a populist demagogue - but I’ll give the devil his due on this one. He did the right thing, and he did it without hesitation.

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:46:29am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

There’s a big rugby match this weekend in London, England vs. Barbarians (an all-stars international team, basically). The teams are “bubbled” in hotels along with their coaches, managers etc. before the match because of COVID-19.

It’s just been revealed that about a dozen or so Barbarian team members left their hotel on Wednesday night and went out for a meal at a restaurant together and they’ve now been dropped from the game. The Barbarians are desperately trying to get hold of qualified replacement players but given the short notice it’s going to be a bit of a stretch.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 2:57:50am

As Panhandle health officials reported another influx in coronavirus cases Thursday, with 235 new cases reported, Panhandle Public Health Director Kim Engel described contact tracing efforts as overwhelming.

Health officials reported 235 new cases on Thursday. Active cases have reached a new high of 534 cases. With total cases of 1,631 cases, that means active cases make up 32% of the total cases reported since March 2, a demonstration of how rapidly case numbers are rising in the Panhandle.

The area’s hospitalizations also continue to climb, at the highest level yet with 24 active hospitalization. As of Thursday, Oct. 22, the Panhandle has reported a total of 126 hospitalizations since March 2.

Though ventilator availability in the Panhandle remains at good numbers — at 84% — ICU bed availability is reported at 30% and hospital bed availability is at 43%. Not all hospital or ICU beds are tied up by people with coronavirus, but hospitals have been tasked by Gov. Pete Ricketts with keeping beds available for COVID-19 cases and putting together plans to keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed.

(more)

PPHD reports 235 new COVID-19 cases (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Also:

“Most of what we are seeing are community cases,” Scotts Bluff County Public Health Director Paulette Schnell said, saying that the small gatherings at different places are the most common source of spread.

Engel said, “We can tell you that a lot of them come from family birthday parties, gatherings with friends, church activities. It is places that I think that people feel really safe and with the people they are around, so maybe they let their guard down a little bit. I would say that is true across the state and the nation.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:02:03am

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Forty-six cases were reported among children 19 and under: Scotts Bluff, 23; Box Butte, 16; Sheridan, 2; Dawes, 2; Banner, 1, Cheyenne, 1, Deuel, 1. Among adults, 189 cases were reported: Scotts Bluff, 121; Box Butte, 32; Sheridan, 11; Dawes, 8; Cheyenne, 7; Kimball, 4; Deuel, 2; Garden, 1; Morrill, 1, and two that remained under investigation.

PPHD’s page is being updated at the moment. If that 235 number is correct, that’s far above any other day since April 1 (the first positive case detected here).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:20:10am

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

all a factor of population density

not physical density, mental density

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:25:51am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:34:51am

re: #45 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

all a factor of population density

not physical density, mental density

235 cases breaks the previous record of 88 cases set October 21. Before that the previous record was 65 on October 20. Before that it was 63 on October 15.

Most of the people in the Panhandle live in Scott’s Bluff County, which is why most of the cases are there. In my own county we now have 20 active cases (so we’re rising as well).

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:55:47am

re: #25 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Lessening our dependence on oil, coal and other non-renewable energy should be a priority for President Biden. It’s just common sense. It’s not demonizing the oil industry. It’s facing facts.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:56:54am

Hurricane Epsilon is moving away to the north from Bermuda, and the tropical storm warning has been dropped. Epsilon is expected to be absorbed into a low in about five days as it passes near Iceland.

Meanwhile, a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea is gathering strength and moving toward the Cayman Islands and Cuba. It is expected then to move over Cuba and threaten South Florida and The Bahamas. Formation chance of a tropical system is given at 40% within five days.

Meanwhile in our area:

Increasing confidence for upcoming winter event beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing off and on through Monday morning. Looking at areas of southeast Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle seeing potential for widespread 2-4 inches of new snow along with localized higher totals along the Laramie Range and Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie. Areas in the Snowy Range could see upwards of 6-10 inches, which will be quite helpful for Mullen Fire containment. Additionally, temperatures will drop 40 to 50 degrees behind this anomalously strong cold front. Potential impacts include: snow-packed roads, lowered visibility in blowing snow, frigid temperatures and wind chills, and life threatening conditions to those recreating in the mountains and livestock in general. Please be cognizant of upcoming rapidly changing conditions and take the proper precautions to protect your life and property. As confidence increases, winter weather headlines may be warranted so please look for updates, and possible watches, warnings, and advisories.

weather.gov

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 23, 2020 • 3:59:50am

re: #49 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I think I mentioned this yesterday, but coming off this week’s record mid-October snowfall, we are going to head into record low temperatures. The forecast as of last night was a low of 10 degrees F (-12.2 degrees C) on Monday night.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:00:41am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:03:10am

re: #48 Patricia Kayden

Lessening our dependence on oil, coal and other non-renewable energy should be a priority for President Biden. It’s just common sense. It’s not demonizing the oil industry. It’s facing facts.

It is a common polemic approach to demonize environmentalists as primitivists who want us to live in lean-tos and wipe our asses with leaves.

But coal and oil are 19th and early 20th-century technologies that any modern country should be actively phasing while and concentrating on energy sources of the future.

But coal miners and oilfield workers still recall the days when anybody, even without any sort of degree or training who was willing to work long and hard could make a decent living, afford a home and a truck and even a boat or vacation home, put their kids through state college, etc…

Those days are long gone and no amount of deregulation is going to bring them back..

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:07:14am

re: #32 Nojay UK

Oil and gas are free energy.

Only if you privatise the profits and nationalise the losses.

Oil and gas are insanely expensive energy because, given the laws of thermodynamics it’s going to take more energy to get the CO2 out of the atmosphere than we got from burning the oil and gas that made that CO2.

We cannot afford to burn the oil and gas we have. It is effectively worthless and at some point “the markets” are going to have to realise that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:07:51am

re: #51 Patricia Kayden

A take on the last presidential debate: “Our standards have fallen so low that we’re impressed when the participants obey the agreed-upon rules, writes Larry Sabato. “How very sad.”

We are impressed if they do not fling poo and knock over the podiums.

Or rather, we are impressed when Donal Trump behaves, Joe Biden has never been known for being an overbearing, condescending boor.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:09:22am

re: #53 John Hughes

Only if you privatise the profits and nationalise the losses.

The only way that “the markets” can operate effectively is if the price of a commodity truly reflects its costs, overall costs, and not just production and distribution costs.

Plastics are another example: cheap and easy to make and transport, a bitch to dispose of.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:09:31am

re: #50 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I think I mentioned this yesterday, but coming off this week’s record mid-October snowfall, we are going to head into record low temperatures. The forecast as of last night was a low of 10 degrees F (-12.2 degrees C) on Monday night.

The record low for our area Sunday is -3°F. We’re expected to have a low of +1°F.

Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. South southeast wind around 15 mph.

Saturday Night
Rain likely before 9pm, then rain and snow likely between 9pm and 10pm, then snow after 10pm. Low around 15. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Sunday
Snow. High near 21. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 1.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:13:50am

re: #48 Patricia Kayden

Lessening our dependence on oil, coal and other non-renewable energy should be a priority for President Biden. It’s just common sense. It’s not demonizing the oil industry. It’s facing facts.

The only people demonising the oil industry are those people working in the oil industry who knew about global warming and rather than try to work out ways of avoiding it spent decades paying people to pretend it wasn’t happening.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:17:08am

Over at Juanita Jean’s:

Well, it appears that Roona Romney McDaniel was well enough to go to the salon again!

Every one of them is a grifter. No wonder the GOP is having money problems. The article shows claims for expenditures.

Well, it appears that Roona Romney McDaniel was well enough to go to the salon again!

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ericblair  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:22:15am

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But coal miners and oilfield workers still recall the days when anybody, even without any sort of degree or training who was willing to work long and hard could make a decent living, afford a home and a truck and even a boat or vacation home, put their kids through state college, etc…

Those days are long gone and no amount of deregulation is going to bring them back..

Wind turbine construction and installation looks like a pretty good area for non-degree but skilled employment, and looking at the size and height of these turbines is pretty manly-man too. I’d crap my pants trying to work on one of them, just sayin.

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:25:46am

re: #53 John Hughes

We cannot afford to burn the oil and gas we have. It is effectively worthless and at some point “the markets” are going to have to realise that.

“We” aren’t willing to pay the price for CO2-free energy and “we” aren’t willing to do without energy. Oil and gas and coal are cheap considering only the sticker price and that’s what “we” are interested in, nothing else.

I’ve got one of those “engineering solutions to people problems” that would produce more than enough energy for everyone on the planet with no perceptible CO2 emissions plus enough of a surplus to actively decarbonise the atmosphere and get it back safely to 280ppm CO2 in a century or so. The approximate price tag is a quadrillion dollars aka the current US military budget for 150 years, but it’s not going to happen because it requires building lots and lots and lots of EVIL! nuclear reactors (about 40,000 of them).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:25:57am

re: #59 ericblair

Wind turbine construction and installation looks like a pretty good area for non-degree but skilled employment, and looking at the size and height of these turbines is pretty manly-man too. I’d crap my pants trying to work on one of them, just sayin.

but they give you cancer!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:27:22am

re: #60 Nojay UK

“… it’s not going to happen because it requires building lots and lots and lots of EVIL! nuclear reactors (about 40,000 of them).

nuclear reactors aren’t evil, they are just another example of energy that seems cheap up front but comes with a lot of built-in downstream costs

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:28:25am

‘Trump Tractor Rally’ draws spectators, more than 100 vehicles in Karnes County (Wilson County News, Floresville, TX)

With pictures.

More than 100 vehicles strong, a “Trump Tractor Rally” makes its way through Karnes County Oct. 17, from the Karnes County Show Barn in Kenedy, through Karnes City, and north to Falls City. Sean O’Brien, who organized the event with Tracy Jendrusch, said the parade included 85 tractors and 35 trucks with trailers and bull haulers.

Bull haulers are appropriate for his campaign.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:29:11am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

‘Trump Tractor Rally’ draws spectators, more than 100 vehicles in Karnes County (Wilson County News, Floresville, TX)

With pictures.

Bull haulers are appropriate for his campaign.

and manure spreaders

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:31:25am

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The record low for our area Sunday is -3°F. We’re expected to have a low of +1°F.

It seems strange to me that an area that far south of me would have colder temperatures, but I suppose there are other factors in play besides just latitude.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:32:59am

re: #65 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It seems strange to me that an area that far south of me would have colder temperatures, but I suppose there are other factors in play besides just latitude.

Northern Germany and the Netherlands have much milder weather than Southern Germany & Austria due to the Atlantic/North Sea and, of course the Alps.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:35:33am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nuclear reactors aren’t evil, they are just another example of energy that seems cheap up front but comes with a lot of built-in downstream costs

So does firewood. The key word is “transition”. Fossil fuels will be buying us time until we get it right.

Pet proposal: Get me reliable, attractive electric Greyhound busses.

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:36:51am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nuclear reactors aren’t evil, they are just another example of energy that seems cheap up front but comes with a lot of built-in downstream costs

So we’ll burn fossil fuels until we can get really cheap CO2-free energy sources. And a pony.

Germany has tried Energiweinde, spending something like 400 billion Eu over the past fifteen years or so building out solar farms and wind turbines and trash-burning plants while shutting down their non-CO2 nuclear power plants. The result? The most expensive retail electricity in Europe, still lots of lignite-burning power plants and the Nord Stream II pipeline to import even more Russian natural gas to prevent brown-outs and black-outs on their stressed electricity grid. Nuclear-powered France on the other hand…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:37:11am

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Northern Germany and the Netherlands have much milder weather than Southern Germany & Austria due to the Atlantic/North Sea and, of course the Alps.

I suppose this is what differentiates the various regions, as both Minnesota and Nebraska are on the fringes of the Midwest, and experience different variations in climate compared both to each other and to the flatland regions more in the middle.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:39:32am

re: #65 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It seems strange to me that an area that far south of me would have colder temperatures, but I suppose there are other factors in play besides just latitude.

I think (but am not a climatologist) it’s because we’re in the lee of the Rocky Mountains. Cold air comes spilling down the Laramie Range right into the Panhandle. The highest peak in the Laramie Range is 11,007 feet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:40:43am

re: #68 Nojay UK

So we’ll burn fossil fuels until we can get really cheap CO2-free energy sources. And a pony.

Germany has tried Energiweinde, spending something like 400 billion Eu over the past fifteen years or so building out solar farms and wind turbines and trash-burning plants while shutting down their non-CO2 nuclear power plants. The result? The most expensive retail electricity in Europe, still lots of lignite-burning power plants and the Nord Stream II pipeline to import even more Russian natural gas to prevent brown-outs and black-outs on their stressed electricity grid. Nuclear-powered France on the other hand…

There have been days when Germany’s wind and solar sources were generating more electricity than their grid could distribute. They are getting out of nuclear and coal plants are also being shut down.

And the high energy prices are there to finance the transition and encourage conservation.

Nordstream is another issue, but America’s chief opposition to is it is that it competes with imported liquefied natural gas imports from the USA.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:43:18am

re: #60 Nojay UK
“It’s too hard, let’s do nothing”.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:43:28am

Quick update - disgraced Czech Health Minister Roman Prymula is now refusing to accept his termination and is refusing to resign.

This now creates something of a constitutional crisis. In the middle of a pandemic. Fuckin’-A.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:44:09am

re: #32 Nojay UK

Oil is energy. The US like everywhere else uses lots of energy and wants more energy and cheap energy at that. Oil and gas are free energy, they’re sitting there in the ground like a thick strata of dollar bills that just need pumping to the surface and some processing to make money. The oil and gas industry has make great efforts to squeeze cost out of the oilfield-to-gas-tank operation over the past few decades and they believe they can reduce those costs even more.

Plus there is little “cost” added to them to deal with the real cost of the environmental damage and control that is occurring from handling the oil and the CO2 it emits when burned.

The major change over 70-80 years ago is that the USA no longer has the capability of acting as a sort of global reserve like they did back then. They are basically producing about as much as they economically can to meet domestic demand, and even then the USA is still a net importer.

And if the USA (and Europe) moves away from oil and eventually natural gas into renewables then you start seeing foreign policy shifts as well. Oil/gas exporters lose influence and income and then themselves need to shift into other income sources in order to avoid internal turmoil. (Russia and the Middle East for the most part. Some of the smaller Gulf nations without deep reserves like Saudi Arabia have known this for years. Thus their emphasis on building themselves as finance or banking centers while they still have the oil income to use for that development.)

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:44:51am

re: #72 John Hughes

“It’s too hard, let’s do nothing”.

We don’t quite know what we’re doing, so let’s try everything. The problem has no one solution. Most real problems don’t.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:45:47am

re: #69 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I suppose this is what differentiates the various regions, as both Minnesota and Nebraska are on the fringes of the Midwest, and experience different variations in climate compared both to each other and to the flatland regions more in the middle.

Also we’re significantly higher in elevation. My town is 3,600 feet above sea level. The highest point in Nebraska is in Kimball County in the Panhandle, Panorama Point (Wikipedia).

Panorama Point is 5,429 feet (higher than Denver, Colorado).

The point is not actually a mountain, it’s just a low rise on the High Plains. (There is a photograph in the article.)

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:45:49am

re: #62 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nuclear reactors aren’t evil, they are just another example of energy that seems cheap up front but comes with a lot of built-in downstream costs

Actually they seem really, really expensive up front, very cheap to run and quite expensive to get rid of (quite a lot of getting rid of them is just leaving the buggers alone to “cool down”).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:47:46am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Also we’re significantly higher in elevation. My town is 3,600 feet above sea level. The highest point in Nebraska is in Kimball County in the Panhandle, Panorama Point (Wikipedia).

Panorama Point is 5,429 feet (higher than Denver, Colorado).

The point is not actually a mountain, it’s just a low rise on the High Plains. (There is a photograph in the article.)

That is actually enough to explain it right there. I live in one of the higher places in lower Minnesota, outside of the Iron Range, and the altitude here is a breathtaking 961 feet above sea level.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:49:22am

re: #78 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That is actually enough to explain it right there. I live in one of the higher places in lower Minnesota, outside of the Iron Range, and the altitude here is a breathtaking 829 feet above sea level.

Wow. You’re three times as close to the Sun as we are. How’s the air up there?

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Nojay UK  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:49:52am

re: #71 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There have been days when Germany’s wind and solar sources were generating more electricity than their grid could distribute. They are getting out of nuclear and coal plants are also being shut down.

They are considering shutting down their lignite (i.e. dirt) power stations by, I think, 2038 because they need the electricity right now and solar plus wind plus natural gas can’t guarantee to keep the lights on if the weather is “wrong”. The short periods when renewables supplied their total demand for electricity doesn’t cover the entire yearly demands, and of course they burn a lot of natural gas for heating and process energy as well as oil for transport, aircraft etc., all of which needs to be decarbonised too.

My nuclear solution doesn’t need the weather to be right all the time, it produces enough energy for heating, lighting, washing machines, transport for EVERYONE on the planet, not just the rich nations and enough surplus at times to allocate a teraWatt or two to active CO2 decarbonisation.

Nordstream is another issue, but America’s chief opposition to is it is that it competes with imported liquefied natural gas imports from the USA.

Germany envisages burning even more natural gas over the coming decades, not less even with expanded renewables (many of which are approaching end-of-life and will need to be decommissioned and replaced over the coming decade).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:50:08am

re: #79 Decatur Deb

Wow. You’re three times as close to the Sun as we are. How’s the air up there?

Cold and full of frozen water, at the moment. Also, I corrected the altitude after I doubted my memory and double-checked.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:50:58am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Also we’re significantly higher in elevation. My town is 3,600 feet above sea level. The highest point in Nebraska is in Kimball County in the Panhandle, Panorama Point (Wikipedia).

Panorama Point is 5,429 feet (higher than Denver, Colorado).

The point is not actually a mountain, it’s just a low rise on the High Plains. (There is a photograph in the article.)

That’s sort of like finding the highest point in Indiana. (It’s just north of Richmond and almost in Ohio.) The spot is a slightly higher piece of ground beside a road running on relatively flat ground.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:52:24am

re: #81 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Cold and full of frozen water, at the moment. Also, I corrected the altitude after I doubted my memory and double-checked.

We have to make our own frozen water. Our door mat has our lat. long. and MSL altitude on it.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:52:42am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:55:51am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

We have to make our own frozen water. Our door mat has our lat. long. and MSL altitude on it.

That’s phenomenal. I mostly remember mine because the 45th Parallel is literally about 8 miles away.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 4:57:55am

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:02:10am

re: #71 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are getting out of nuclear and coal plants are also being shut down.

Maybe. Some day. Not holding my breath. Still about 20 years behind France in low carbon generation. As of 2019 renewables were still generating less than fossil fuel (243Twh for renewables vs 262Twh for coal+lignite+gas).

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:03:28am

re: #85 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s phenomenal. I mostly remember mine because the 45th Parallel is literally about 8 miles away.

We’re planning our next post-CV camper trip. A show about touring the middle of the country put us on to the history of the “center” of the Lower 48. In 1918 they determined that point by making an accurate map of the states on uniform cardboard and balancing it on a sharp point. It’s said to be accurate to 20 miles, and has never been officially updated.
en.wikipedia.org

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:03:53am

re: #75 Decatur Deb

We don’t quite know what we’re doing, so let’s try everything. The problem has no one solution. Most real problems don’t.

Lets try everything, except subsidising fossil fuels.

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Axolotl  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:04:55am

re: #48 Patricia Kayden

Lessening our dependence on oil, coal and other non-renewable energy should be a priority for President Biden. It’s just common sense. It’s not demonizing the oil industry. It’s facing facts.

In the last debate, when Biden didn’t say he was going to end fracking my four teenagers watching said “that’s not good”. I don’t have entrenched beliefs on fracking one way or another. I haven’t heard good things but natural gas is better the oil.

When Biden said last night what he did about the oil industry they all approved. Unequivocally.

This is an important issues for zoomers. The younger generation at work as well.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:05:01am

re: #78 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That is actually enough to explain it right there. I live in one of the higher places in lower Minnesota, outside of the Iron Range, and the altitude here is a breathtaking 961 feet above sea level.

I hope you don’t get altitude sickness. /s

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:16:48am

hre: #65 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It seems strange to me that an area that far south of me would have colder temperatures, but I suppose there are other factors in play besides just latitude.

Chicago is at the same latitude as Rome — but our winter temperatures are 20 degrees F colder. Of course being in mid-continent as opposed to surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea does make a huge difference.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:17:07am

The Golden Calfers, some of them anyway, are beginning to tentatively face reality. A prominent Lubbock Trumpster and anti-mask/antivaxx agitator posted this on her FB page this morning:

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ericblair  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:20:17am

re: #80 Nojay UK

They are considering shutting down their lignite (i.e. dirt) power stations by, I think, 2038 because they need the electricity right now and solar plus wind plus natural gas can’t guarantee to keep the lights on if the weather is “wrong”. The short periods when renewables supplied their total demand for electricity doesn’t cover the entire yearly demands, and of course they burn a lot of natural gas for heating and process energy as well as oil for transport, aircraft etc., all of which needs to be decarbonised too.

My understanding of the German situation is that shutting down the nuke plants was a deliberate attempt to manufacture a crisis by the Greens, who assumed that this would force the government into racing new low CO2 renewable energy sources into service. Of course, it ended up doing no such thing, as Germany then starting firing up the coal plants because that was the easiest thing to do. Or, importing coal-based electricity from neighbors, which gives you one level of indirection.

Protip: manufacturing crises doesn’t lead to well-thought-out, sustainable solutions.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:21:23am

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The Golden Calfers, some of them anyway, are beginning to tentatively face reality. A prominent Lubbock Trumpster and anti-mask/antivaxx agitator posted this on her FB page this morning:

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I see a post like that “What can mere people do to me?” and wonder how they’d react if CBP turned up, arrested them, and tossed them in a cage without legal support, etc.

Sort of similar to Lincoln’s supposed sentiment about those supporting slavery having it done to them. (Though I unfortunately know a few too many people who would not learn empathy or “get it” if they did suffer some of this sort of abuse.)

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:21:43am

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The Golden Calfers, some of them anyway, are beginning to tentatively face reality. A prominent Lubbock Trumpster and anti-mask/antivaxx agitator posted this on her FB page this morning:

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Find the quote about government being sanctioned by God and send it back and tell them to back the Biden administration.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:23:18am

re: #89 John Hughes

Lets try everything, except subsidising fossil fuels.

Increasing the economic bite is how you spur transition. Subsidies slow that.

(I suppose if there were still a critical defense need for whale oil, whaling would be subsidized. Per Wiki, whale oil was widely used in the First World War as a preventive measure against trench foot. A British infantry battalion on the Western Front could be expected to use 10 gallons of whale oil a day. The oil was rubbed directly onto bare feet in order to protect them from the effects of immersion. It was used in automotive lubricant until 1973. en.wikipedia.org)

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:24:10am

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The Golden Calfers, some of them anyway, are beginning to tentatively face reality. A prominent Lubbock Trumpster and anti-mask/antivaxx agitator posted this on her FB page this morning:

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That’s a tacit admission on her part that she thinks Trump’s gonna lose.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:25:03am

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Similar to grabbing genes for oil production from the now extinct anchovy and using it to produce a cheap and effective robot lubricant.
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:25:19am

re: #97 Decatur Deb

Increasing the economic bite is how you spur transition. Subsidies slow that.

(I suppose if there were still a critical defense need for whale oil, whaling would be subsidized. Per Wiki, whale oil was widely used in the First World War as a preventive measure against trench foot. A British infantry battalion on the Western Front could be expected to use 10 gallons of whale oil a day. The oil was rubbed directly onto bare feet in order to protect them from the effects of immersion. It was used in automotive lubricant until 1973. en.wikipedia.org)

Huh, I’ll be damned. Learn something new every day.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:29:06am

re: #88 Decatur Deb

We’re planning our next post-CV camper trip. A show about touring the middle of the country put us on to the history of the “center” of the Lower 48. In 1918 they determined that point by making an accurate map of the states on uniform cardboard and balancing it on a sharp point. It’s said to be accurate to 20 miles, and has never been officially updated.
en.wikipedia.org

From the article, the wonders of technology.

In an unusual technical glitch, a farmstead northeast of Potwin, Kansas, became the default site of 600 million IP addresses (due to their lack of fine granularity) when the Massachusetts-based digital mapping company MaxMind changed the putative geographic center of the contiguous United States from 39.8333333,−98.585522 to 38.0000,−97.0000.

That’s only a couple hundred miles or so from me.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:32:42am

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

From the article, the wonders of technology.

That’s only a couple hundred miles or so from me.

Thought of you when we saw the travel show. We failed to meet up during last year’s drive to Denver. We’ll have another chance in a year or so—We’re adding “center” to our bucket goal of hitting all 4 corners in our little camper.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:34:18am

re: #102 Decatur Deb

Thought of you when we saw the travel show. We failed to meet up during last year’s drive to Denver. We’ll have another chance in a year or so—We’re adding “center” to our bucket goal of hitting all 4 corners in our little camper.

Well, if you don’t come near our metropolis, we can travel to wherever you are staying and rent a motel room or something, as soon as the plague is over.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:38:16am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, if you don’t come near our metropolis, we can travel to wherever you are staying and rent a motel room or something, as soon as the plague is over.

We are the perfect house guests—we bring our own kitchen, bath, and bedroom. Daughter1 does that when she brings the kids to visit. They have their own ancient camper, and we run power to them on the driveway.

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:38:22am

re: #59 ericblair

Wind turbine construction and installation looks like a pretty good area for non-degree but skilled employment, and looking at the size and height of these turbines is pretty manly-man too. I’d crap my pants trying to work on one of them, just sayin.

Just make sure to wear your brown pants.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:42:42am

East Troublesome Fire in Colorado evacuations underway (MSN, with photographs)

The orange skies look a lot like the photographs from Los Angeles earlier.

Long lines of cars made their way out of the area as the fire continued to grow Thursday. And traffic out of the small town of Estes Park was crawling as hundreds tried to evacuate, according to CNN affiliate KUSA.

Families who have already fled the area have been watching their homes go up in flames on home security cameras. One woman saw the fire rush toward her family cabin and doesn’t know if anything is left of her house.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:45:38am

re: #104 Decatur Deb

We are the perfect house guests—we bring our own kitchen, bath, and bedroom. Daughter1 does that when she brings the kids to visit. They have their own ancient camper, and we run power to them on the driveway.

We don’t have a driveway, but we do have an outside plug socket.

The village park across the street allows camping (but not campers, only tents). The park also has its brand-new ACA bathrooms and kitchen area which a generous woman in Denver who’s family used to live here paid for.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 5:56:10am

re: #101 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

1918 they determined that point by making an accurate map of the states on uniform cardboard and balancing it on a sharp point.

Wikipedia is, of course, wrong, as anybody who bothered to follow the link in the article would find.

You work out the centre of gravity by suspending the cardboard map of the US from some point near an edge then drawing a vertical line down from that point. You then pick another point, suspend the map from there and draw another vertical. Where the two lines cross is the centre of gravity.

Once you know the centre you could balance the map on that point, but it would be ridiculously hard to find that point just by trying to balance it.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:03:51am

re: #108 John Hughes

Wikipedia is, of course, wrong, as anybody who bothered to follow the link in the article would find.

You work out the centre of gravity by suspending the cardboard map of the US form some point near an edge then drawing a vertical line down from that point. You then pick another point, suspend the map from there and draw another vertical. Where the two lines cross is the centre of gravity.

Once you know the centre you could balance the map on that point, but it would be ridiculously hard to find that point just by trying to balance it.

This is in the realm of folk-geodesy, which is why it hasn’t been updated. The monument is actually set some distance from the cardboard-solution, which is on a private farm, and even that is assuming a CEP of 20 miles. ‘Twill serve for a tourist goal on our travels.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:07:05am

re: #109 Decatur Deb

This is in the realm of folk-geodesy, which is why it hasn’t been updated. The monument is actually set some distance from the cardboard-solution, which is on a private farm, and even that is assuming a CEP of 20 miles. ‘Twill serve for a tourist goal on our travels.

A similar thing was done to determine the centre of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Coleman and St. Louis vied for “Middle of the Mitten” and was allegedly settled by balancing a state map on cardboard backing on a pencil; St. Louis won out.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:09:29am

re: #109 Decatur Deb

This is in the realm of folk-geodesy, which is why it hasn’t been updated. The monument is actually set some distance from the cardboard-solution, which is on a private farm, and even that is assuming a CEP of 20 miles. ‘Twill serve for a tourist goal on our travels.

Yeah, it all starts getting ridiculous when you add Alaska then goes totally nuts when you add Hawaii. The US can’t be represented by a bit of flat cardboard, it’s on the surface of a sphere (should I say spheroid for the pedants) FFS.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:10:09am

re: #89 John Hughes

Lets try everything, except subsidising fossil fuels.

biden clarifies:

Washington Post: “Biden’s ‘Yes’ answer to closing down the oil industry was potentially serious enough for him to try to clarify his remarks to reporters later at the airport. He said he would stop giving money to the oil industry, rather than close it down entirely.”

Said Biden: “We’re not going to get rid of fossil fuels. We’re going to get rid of subsidies for fossil fuels.”

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:10:53am
“220,000 Americans dead. If you hear nothing else I say tonight, hear this: Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.”

- Biden last night

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mmmirele  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:11:47am

Update on the California megachurch that’s meeting in defiance of a county order. As expected, they’ve got the corona.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:11:53am

Breaking major local crime story:

Documents filed in Scotts Bluff County Court provide more details in the Nebraska State Patrol’s investigation of a Scottsbluff business owner accused of bootlegging.

Kuldip Singh, 59, has been charged in Scotts Bluff County Court with 10 counts of transporting liquor into state, a Class IV misdemeanor; five counts of evading or attempt to evade liquor tax, a Class II misdemeanor; and five counts of acquiring liquor from someone other than a licensed dealer, a Class IV misdemeanor.

According to a search warrant affidavit filed by the Scotts Bluff County District Court, the Nebraska State Patrol received a complaint from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on April 30, 2019, after a wine and spirits wholesaler out of Omaha, Nebraska, reported that its employees had been kicked out of Cheema’s Gas & Liquor store in Scottsbluff. The representative had noticed that a Captain Morgan product had been on Singh’s shelves and he had not ordered the product from the company in a couple of years. The representative believed he had gotten the product from another store, possibly from a store he owned in Torrington.

The Nebraska State Patrol surveilled the business, from June 2019 to June 2020, allegedly observing deliveries of alcohol bottles transported in a vehicle owned by Singh. In August 2020, an investigator observed alcohol being removed from a vehicle owned by Carol Singh. The deliveries of alcohol occurred on several different incidents throughout the year.

(more)

Court documents lay out allegations against Scottsbluff liquor store owner (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Liquor taxes are cheaper in Wyoming than Nebraska, and Torrington is not far from Scottsbluff.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:12:44am

re: #111 John Hughes

Yeah, it all starts getting ridiculous when you add Alaska then goes totally nuts when you add Hawaii. The US can’t be represented by a bit of flat cardboard, it’s on the surface of a sphere (should I say spheroid for the pedants) FFS.

There are much more demanding processes, say if you wanted to put a re-entry vehicle or something on a particular place.

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jeffreyw  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:15:01am

pizza for breakfast in this most perfect of worlds

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:16:30am

re: #117 jeffreyw

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That’s a pretty pizza, but breakfast foods must contain cinnamon. Lots of cinnamon.

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b.d.  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:18:06am

re: #117 jeffreyw

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I can hardly make out the pineapple.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:20:05am

re: #118 Decatur Deb

That’s a pretty pizza, but breakfast foods must contain cinnamon. Lots of cinnamon.

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jeffreyw  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:24:16am

re: #118 Decatur Deb

That’s a pretty pizza, but breakfast foods must contain cinnamon. Lots of cinnamon.

I suppose cinnamon would work in the melted butter dip for the crusts. I shall consider this and get back to you when I have more data.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:24:45am

re: #120 Dr Lizardo

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A chain pizza shop near here (CiCI’s) does offer an apple-pie/cinnamon choice as one of its “dessert” pizzas.

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mmmirele  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:25:31am

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Over at Juanita Jean’s:

Every one of them is a grifter. No wonder the GOP is having money problems. The article shows claims for expenditures.

Well, it appears that Roona Romney McDaniel was well enough to go to the salon again!

Wow. I just can’t even imagine spending that much money, even if prepping to go to a fancy wedding. I did go to my mother’s beauty shop to get a haircut on Tuesday. It cost me $25 and I left a $10 tip. (At the very crowded top-end salon I went to before the pandemic, the charge was $50 plus tip.) It was only me and the stylist/owner in the salon, and the owner was doing things like masking up, propping open her front and back doors to air the place out (it’s somewhat cool enough to do that) and general hygiene provisions.

I cannot cannot cannot imagine dropping $800 or $1350 on a hairstyling, probably for a TV appearance. I just *can’t*.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:34:41am

re: #122 Decatur Deb

A chain pizza shop near here (CiCI’s) does offer an apple-pie/cinnamon choice as one of its “dessert” pizzas.

“Dessert pizza”. Kinda like an “after-dinner burrito” 😄

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ericblair  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:35:06am

Yep. The “flood the zone with shit” propaganda storm is the journalistic version of a denial-of-service attack, and needs to be treated as such.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:36:25am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

“Dessert pizza”. Kinda like an “after-dinner burrito” 😄

I probably should have type-set that as: dessert “pizza”.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:36:30am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

“Dessert pizza”. Kinda like an “after-dinner burrito” 😄

More like putting tomato sauce instead of olive oil on bread, right?

A dessert apple pizza is just an apple pie not baked in a pie pan.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:38:12am

re: #127 Belafon

More like putting tomato sauce instead of olive oil on bread, right?

A dessert apple pizza is just an apple pie not baked in a pie pan.

Urchins who have not developed sophisticated fast-food palates scarf it up.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:39:51am

re: #124 Dr Lizardo

The Kid and I made a breakfast pizza awhile ago with cinnamon rolls (the unbaked premade kind in the refrigerator dept)rolled out flat and then covered with chopped up apples, a few crushed pecans and baked for a bit longer than the package instructions. Then drizzled with the icing that comes with the rolls. It was pretty yummy, we cut it up like a pizza and we called it Sunday morning pizza.

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lawhawk  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:42:35am

Every fucking time that Trump goes out for a few minutes and doesn’t completely embarrass himself with some perverse routine, pundits declare that he’s finally acting presidential.

Does acting presidential include nonsensical lies that are easily fact-checked about absolutely everything?

Does it include punting on a pandemic response that has killed 230,000+ Americans officially or 300,000 excess deaths? Trump thinks this is a success? Trump tried dragging Obama when there were a handful of ebola cases in the US. He tried dragging Obama and biden for under 20,000 H1N1 deaths over 2 years. Trump’s done 10x worse in less than half the time. Trump’s solution is wishful thinking and that vaccines will save the day - even though the timeline for the vaccines is still off in the future, and it’ll be the end of next year before there’s enough vaccine to go around to everyone who needs it.

In the meantime, Trump still refuses to mandate masks and Trump has politicized the issue to the point where GOP states are leading the spike in cases, and the states he touted as success stories for reopening faster and without precautions are now leading the nation in cases: Texas and Florida.

NY and NJ were in the very first wave when we had the least amount of information about how to deal with the pandemic and when everything was in short supply. Trump made no effort to help, and actively interfered in the process to make it difficult for states to obtain needed materials. The death tolls in those states is shockingly high, but what’s worse is that all the states that had time and space to make preparations and to promote mask and social distancing ignored those lessons and the outcome is that those states are seeing the bulk of cases and deaths now.

In terms of cases per million residents, NY and NJ now rank 23 and 25 overall. Tops is ND and SD.

In terms of deaths per million though, NY and NJ are top 2 (again, they were the first wave).

Trump has wrecked the economy precisely because he refuses to contain the pandemic. Had he done an average job as compared to every other OECD country, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in, and Trump would probably be cruising to a reelection win. Instead, he’s done gone and fucked it all to hell and takes zero responsibility for any of it.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:44:44am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:47:59am

re: #130 lawhawk

And we’re going to inherit that mess again, and spend 4 years explaining it away to a hostile media.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:52:31am

(10:38, caution for coarse language, goes to Utah Outcasts)

Gohmert Says Dems Want a Socialist Government God

Louie still working hard for “dumbest person in Congress” but he has a lot of competition from the right now.

Gohmert Says Dems Want a Socialist Government God

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:52:40am

re: #114 mmmirele

Update on the California megachurch that’s meeting in defiance of a county order. As expected, they’ve got the corona.

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Yes the Rona is visiting the Jesusbots but nothing will stop them from getting their brainwashing in the Valley.

Same crap is happening in the Pulpit Pimp Palace 3 blocks from me where masks are not permitted.

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steve_davis  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:52:43am

re: #80 Nojay UK

They are considering shutting down their lignite (i.e. dirt) power stations by, I think, 2038 because they need the electricity right now and solar plus wind plus natural gas can’t guarantee to keep the lights on if the weather is “wrong”. The short periods when renewables supplied their total demand for electricity doesn’t cover the entire yearly demands, and of course they burn a lot of natural gas for heating and process energy as well as oil for transport, aircraft etc., all of which needs to be decarbonised too.

My nuclear solution doesn’t need the weather to be right all the time, it produces enough energy for heating, lighting, washing machines, transport for EVERYONE on the planet, not just the rich nations and enough surplus at times to allocate a teraWatt or two to active CO2 decarbonisation.

Germany envisages burning even more natural gas over the coming decades, not less even with expanded renewables (many of which are approaching end-of-life and will need to be decommissioned and replaced over the coming decade).

If I had access to a big chunk of the Sahara, I would be wracking my brains trying to figure out how to build a terrawatt-capable solar plant there, and to get the electricity to any place in Africa that was willing to build infrastructure to tap into it. That just seems like a place where you can mostly count on the sun, day in and day out.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:59:08am
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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:59:31am

re: #117 jeffreyw

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Danger approves this pizza
(Our last night’s dinner)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:59:48am

re: #134 🌹UOJB!

Yes the Rona is visiting the Jesusbots but nothing will stop them from getting their brainwashing in the Valley.

Same crap is happening in the Pulpit Pimp Palace 3 blocks from me where masks are not permitted.

A very good reason to stay away from churches and the people who attend them.

I was under the impression that the Great Commission in 1 Peter 3:15 was to spread the Gospel, not pestilence.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 6:59:51am

re: #118 Decatur Deb

That’s a pretty pizza, but breakfast foods must contain cinnamon. Lots of cinnamon.

Mrsdm approves this comment

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:00:06am

re: #136 Belafon

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The xenophobes are always pissed.

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mmmirele  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:01:58am

Article about the Idaho potato plant line worker who posted a TikTok of him cruising down the street to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” while drinking a bottle of cranberry juice and going to work. (Good for him, but OMG the cranberry juice would be giving me serious heartburn.) Since then, Ocean Spray has bought him a truck, a GoFundMe raised $10K and he got to talk to Mick Fleetwood. It’s kind of amazing how lightning strikes (from Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy”) for some people.

theguardian.com

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:02:09am
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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:02:23am
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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:02:23am

Because the Trump Plague and the bizarro election aren’t providing enough stress, Wife and I are traveling for the next few days to get her a fancy industrial hip. (First of two.) We’ve early-voted and I’ll be back to base in time to support the local polls. Our contribution to CV19 economic relief is mostly channeling insurance and Yankee Medicare dollars to Georgia/Alabama doctors.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:04:12am

re: #112 dangerman

biden clarifies:

Said Biden: “We’re not going to get rid of fossil fuels. We’re going to get rid of subsidies for fossil fuels.”

That’s what he said last night.

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lawhawk  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:04:32am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

Good luck on the surgery and hope for a speedy recovery for the mrs (and you can play her the Bionic Woman theme during her recovery too - complete with the che che che… as she does her exercises).

:)

BIONIC SOUND EFFECT stereo

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:04:36am

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A very good reason to stay away from churches and the people who attend them.

I was under the impression that the Great Commission in 1 Peter 3:15 was to spread the Gospel, not pestilence.

Nope. Pulpit Pimps got to get that money from the marks. Got to make that mortgage payment on the tax-exempt mansion, Rolls Royce, Jet, yacht…

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:05:59am

re: #127 Belafon

More like putting tomato sauce instead of olive oil on bread, right?

A dessert apple pizza is just an apple pie not baked in a pie pan.

When all you’ve got is pizza dough, everything looks like a nail

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:06:41am

Your abbreviated Anne Laurie Covid roundup:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:09:12am

re: #77 John Hughes

Actually they seem really, really expensive up front, very cheap to run and quite expensive to get rid of (quite a lot of getting rid of them is just leaving the buggers alone to “cool down”).

which take a few thousand years…

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:09:38am

re: #130 lawhawk

…”Every fucking time that Trump goes out for a few minutes and doesn’t completely embarrass himself with some perverse routine, pundits declare that he’s finally acting presidential.”

the bottom line is that Trump was almost certainly more dishonest last night than he was at the first debate, even if those lies were delivered in a more velvety fashion.

-electoral-vote.com

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:10:39am

re: #135 steve_davis

That just seems like a place where you can mostly count on the sun, day in and day out.

“Day in and day out”, aye, and there’s the rub.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:11:17am

re: #95 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I see a post like that “What can mere people do to me?” and wonder how they’d react if CBP turned up, arrested them, and tossed them in a cage without legal support, etc.

They are convinced that Biden will abolish the police forces and turn their white suburban neighborhood over to armed Mau-Mau rape/revenge gangs

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:12:42am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

which take a few thousand years…

With enough incentive we will learn how to use nuclear waste as an energy source. First we have to learn how to recover our investment from worn-our tires.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:15:22am

And if you can’t click to see the full picture, it’s here: balloon-juice.com

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:16:38am
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mmmirele  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:17:43am

Apparently there was a kerfuffle on FB about the racial makeup of a young woman named “Ivory Bangle Lady” buried in York in the 4th century. Yorkshire Museum basically tells people that Roman Britons were quite diverse and “put a sock in it.”

The blog in the second tweet is definitely worth a read. “Ivory Bangle Lady” was obviously of high status given the jewelry she was buried with (and that she had a stone coffin). And it’s possible that she was an emigrant to Britain from North Africa.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:18:49am
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CarolJ  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:22:50am

And even if you bought the idea that Roman Britain was white, there were slaves-and slaves could come from everywhere. And Romans would/could marry high-ranking people from anywhere in the Empire.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:23:12am
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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:24:01am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

which take a few thousand years…

Well, no, actually it doesn’t. The bits you leave to cool down are fixed in a few decades.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:24:38am

re: #157 mmmirele

Apparently there was a kerfuffle on FB about the racial makeup of a young woman named “Ivory Bangle Lady” buried in York in the 4th century. Yorkshire Museum basically tells people that Roman Britons were quite diverse and “put a sock in it.”

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The blog in the second tweet is definitely worth a read. “Ivory Bangle Lady” was obviously of high status given the jewelry she was buried with (and that she had a stone coffin). And it’s possible that she was an emigrant to Britain from North Africa.

I seriously don’t get why people think the world was this ethnically and racially homozygous place. Hell with my Irish ancestors alone, I can find links to the Normans, natives of the island, & Scottish migrants. My family tree is full of people who lived near borders old and new.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:24:46am

re: #145 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That’s what he said last night.

I think he said it again after so no one could just clip off the first part and bludgeon him with it. Though they will try

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:27:31am

re: #163 dangerman

I think he said it again after so no one could just clip off the first part and bludgeon him with it. Though they will try

We’ll never get away from oil itself due to the need for various petrochemicals required as components to a ton of shit that people use every single day. Oil for transportation is a different thing.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:28:16am

re: #19 Dread Pirate Ron

The meatworld is a hallucination.

“Everything we perceive, including ourselves, are simulacrums of reality. The takeaway here is this wild thought: we are always hallucinating.”

I was trying to get sort of this point across to my brother in law. My brain isn’t seeing anything, it is interpreting signals coming from the optic nerve, and the same is true for all senses. I can’t prove that the world is as I perceive it. The only thing I can really be sure of is cogito ergo sum.
I was surprised that a guy who does so many mushrooms would so vigorously resist that idea, especially as he was on them at the time. (I was, too, but I get very little effect from shrooms.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:28:56am

re: #162 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I seriously don’t get why people think the world was this ethnically and racially homozygous place. Hell with my Irish ancestors alone, I can find links to the Normans, natives of the island, & Scottish migrants. My family tree is full of people who lived near borders old and new.

Same here. Poland was invaded by just about everyone.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:30:22am

Llre: #166 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Same here. Poland was invaded by just about everyone.

Yeah on my mom’s side, I have distant Baltic ancestry. I’m proud of being a mutt.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:31:04am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:31:06am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:33:13am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

All the people using pumpkin emojis for Hallowe’en are going to be confused with all the atheists using them to protest the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:34:48am

re: #169 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I’m gonna use that hand sign for them from now on. If you run in to someone who doesn’t think that the OK sign is being used start with the small sign and then close the fingers and tell them “Now you can see why they use it.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:36:45am

re: #171 Belafon

I’m gonna use that hand sign for them from now on. If you run in to someone who doesn’t think that the OK sign is being used start with the small sign and then close the fingers and tell them “Now you can see why they use it.”

I’m going to use Poor Boys forever. That was the best.

And that JJ McNab thread had me howling.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:38:35am

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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From TPM

While he was selling pillows and sheets, I sold tank busters to Ukraine,” Trump declared.

Trump has lodged this attack before. The Obama administration did not send lethal aid to Ukraine, but it sent military equipment and more than $100 million in security assistance.

Ironically, Trump is ripping the attack off something his nemesis, the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said in 2015: “The Ukrainians are being slaughtered and we’re sending blankets and meals. Blankets don’t do well against Russian tanks.”

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:39:53am

I ought to send that JJ thread to my two asshole grandnephews in the Poor Boys. Maybe that would knock some sense into their pea-brained heads…

Meanwhile one of my brainwashed nieces says she will not vote this year which is a victory since that’s one less Trump vote in Pennsylvania.

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jaunte  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:40:12am

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m going to use Poor Boys forever. That was the best.
.

Shorter than “Economically Anxious.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:40:35am

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’m going to use Poor Boys forever. That was the best.

And that JJ McNab thread had me howling.

I liked Abraham Lincoln over here. And the best part is the dumbass Trump cultists think that’s gonna hurt Biden. Nah Biden actually can do sarcasm unlike Trump.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:40:56am

Sad News, gang:

Rush Limbaugh IV, conservative broadcaster, recipient of the Medal of Freedom, distinguished representative of the hinterland gentry, and famed enemy of human progress, is still alive.

We expect a change in his condition any time, though, so there is still hope.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:41:15am

re: #117 jeffreyw

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I’m going to have to send this back, I ordered mushrooms.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:41:44am

re: #174 🌹UOJB!

I ought to send that JJ thread to my two asshole grandnephews in the Poor Boys. Maybe that would knock some sense into their pea-brained heads…

Meanwhile one of my brainwashed nieces says she will not vote this year which is a victory since that’s one less Trump vote in Pennsylvania.

Still seeing the same old shit from my wingnut cousins in Pa. But I was happy to see someone pushing back against it.

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b.d.  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:42:06am

re: #177 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Sad News, gang:

Rush Limbaugh IV, conservative broadcaster, recipient of the Medal of Freedom, distinguished representative of the hinterland gentry, and famed enemy of human progress, is still alive.

We expect a change in his condition any time, though, so there is still hope.

Horrible news, thoughts and prayers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:42:11am

re: #178 Eventual Carrion

I’m going to have to send this back, I ordered mushrooms.

No anchovies please. On of my favorite J Geils Band numbers:

No Anchovies, Please

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:42:16am

“Appealing to the base isn’t Trump’s electoral strategy, much like swimming isn’t a fish’s mobility strategy. It’s just all that he can do.”

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jaunte  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:44:21am
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jaunte  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:44:53am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:45:32am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:45:35am

They’re all parrots. All of them.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:47:36am

Trump’s hit this poll.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:48:23am

North Africa had a developed civilization that gave Republican Rome a run for its money for hundreds of years. It didn’t go away even after their loss in the last Punic War.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:50:17am

re: #184 jaunte

Any Democrat who wants to claim “we should look forward and not back” or some other shyte response should get an immediate primary challenger.

Crimes against humanity should be exposed, rectified if possible, and perpetrators prosecuted.

If our politicians and court system cannot or will not do it, then the international community must. While the US does not recognise the authority of The Hague’s ICJ, they can order perpetrators arrested if they leave the country, seize any and all overseas assets, &c.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:51:21am

re: #162 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I seriously don’t get why people think the world was this ethnically and racially homozygous place. Hell with my Irish ancestors alone, I can find links to the Normans, natives of the island, & Scottish migrants. My family tree is full of people who lived near borders old and new.

During one of our recent weekly conversations with our brother, I made the casual observation that, assuming we don’t destroy the world, eventually we will be united under something like a single world government. Of course, I’m thinking of a Star Trek future. He took umbrage to that suggestion — because how could people of such different backgrounds live in some form of harmony. He really has bought into the argument — that so doesn’t apply to the reality of the United States as opposed to the Trump fantasy — that countries are bound by their historical blood lines and cannot endure if you try to bring in other nationalities. As John McCain so eloquently said, we are “a nation of ideals and not blood and soil”. Eventually, the rest of the world will come around to that philosophy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:52:18am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:53:39am

re: #155 Belafon

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And if you can’t click to see the full picture, it’s here: balloon-juice.com

Life must suck being that scared all the time. Grow a set macho man.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:56:14am

Hey, look who’s back (me).

I have stayed away from the political debates in this hyper-political, partisan season.

I also managed to somehow test positive for this COVID-19 thing. I had mild symptoms in September. The week before Labor Day I came down with some chills and aches that lasted for a couple of days. Then I felt better and I assumed all was well. Then two weeks later the symptoms came back. They lasted a couple of days, then went away again, and again I assumed I was fine.

Then the next week the symptoms came back and I decided to get tested.

I’ve been free of chills and aches (I was never feverish at any point) since late September.

Still working from home, as I have since March.

And hoping Election Day 2020 is not a repeat of 2016.

Update: I also voted by mail last week, which I hope makes Donny mad.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:59:00am

re: #192 Eventual Carrion

Life must suck being that scared all the time. Grow a set macho man.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 7:59:55am

re: #193 Sir John Barron

I hope you are well soon.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:00:54am

re: #195 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I hope you are well soon.

Thanks, I’m actually feeling pretty good. I assume the worst is over.

But I also assume there may be a lot about this virus that we don’t know.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:03:18am

re: #194 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Take a shot or just club the dude in the head, and then you are heavily armed.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:06:05am

Panhandle Public Health District is going to need a bigger chart.

Panhandle Cases April 1 to October 23
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:06:23am

re: #134 🌹UOJB!

Masks are not permitted? WTH?!!

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:08:29am

re: #186 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You should ask him about the taxes Trump paid on his secret Chinese bank account. That’s the October Surprise.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:09:23am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:09:56am

Oh wow
A ‘Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three’ remake from the late 90’s
Richard Schiff appears to be playing Marti Balsam’s roll, sniffles and all
Donnie Wahlberg as a bleached blonde
Vincent D’Onofrio ( young thin Vincent) in Robert Shaw’s part.
Google tells me Edward James Olmos in Matthau’s role
And a female hijacker, how woke for the 90’s (/s/)

TV movie

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:10:28am

Let’s hope they’re voting smartly.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:15:51am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I made a pack of bacon the other day that was tasteless to the point that we were wondering if we’d contacted COVID. We were both freaked out by it. We started opening shit to smell like peanut butter and stuff.

It was just really shitty bacon.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:16:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:17:12am
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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:17:38am

re: #203 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Let’s hope they’re voting smartly.

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That deserves a wow and, yes, hopefully it’s a good sign.

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A hollow voice says, Beware the strongman con  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:17:44am

re: #117 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:18:56am

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:19:21am
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DodgerFan1988  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:19:40am

This is why I don’t trust Florida. The Democrats should focus their efforts on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:20:25am

Wonkette:

Strip Club Owner ‘Disappointed’ to Learn Dancers Have Labor Rights

This would be the second time the Brass Pole in Ohio has been in trouble for this.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:21:14am
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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:22:08am

re: #211 DodgerFan1988

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This is why I don’t trust Florida. The Democrats should focus their efforts on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

I think Democrats are concentrating everywhere.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:22:17am

re: #211 DodgerFan1988

This is why I don’t trust Florida. The Democrats should focus their efforts on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Agree. Florida would largely be a blue state if the can give the panhandle to Alabama. But, Obama won Florida twice, so I’m not giving up hope.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:24:40am

re: #194 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Yep as someone mentioned a while back, all this display does is show a possible assailant who to shoot first. Same with the “teachers should be armed”, all that does is put a target specifically on the teachers as first to go.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:25:23am

re: #215 Dr. Matt

Agree. Florida would largely be a blue state if the can give the panhandle to Alabama. But, Obama won Florida twice, so I’m not giving up hope.

And I’ll add, although not a scientific metric, the number of Biden flags, signs, bumper stickers, etc in Florida is much more prevalent than HRC 4 years ago. There appears to be much more enthusiasm this year for the Dems.

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gocart mozart  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:25:59am

So on October 2, 2020, I tweeted about Trump that

I wish the president good health, I want him to live long enough to die in prison.

Today I just got a 7 week suspension for targeted harassment for that one tweet. Why is twitter trying to silence conservatives liberals?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:30:33am

To believe or not to believe, that is the question.

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makeitstop  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:31:51am

re: #213 Patricia Kayden

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Someone pointed out last night that a really sensible reason for Joe to have avoided talking about the Trumpspawn could have been that he doesn’t want to jeopardize ongoing criminal investigations.

Makes sense to me.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:32:29am

re: #215 Dr. Matt

Agree. Florida would largely be a blue state if the can give the panhandle to Alabama. But, Obama won Florida twice, so I’m not giving up hope.

This is not a joke. Florida and Alabama have been trying to give the panhandle west of the Apalachicola River to Alabama for about 100 years. There is a commission which has reached an agreement in principle, but has foundered because Alabama insisted on a cash dowry.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:34:39am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

This is not a joke. Florida and Alabama have been trying to give the panhandle west of the Apalachicola River to Alabama for about 100 years. There is a commission which has reached an agreement in principle, but has foundered because Alabama insisted on a cash dowry.

However, we would take a pig and two goats. If Oyster City brewing is included.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:36:11am

re: #222 BlueSpotinAL

However, we would take a pig and two goats.

With Carolina-style sauce.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:37:04am

re: #220 makeitstop

Someone pointed out last night that a really sensible reason for Joe to have avoided talking about the Trumpspawn could have been that he doesn’t want to jeopardize ongoing criminal investigations.

Makes sense to me.

That was me lol. Yeah. I think there’s a possibility that AG James is investigating them.

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b.d.  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:38:01am

re: #219 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

To believe or not to believe, that is the question.

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They got $8

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:38:49am
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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:40:13am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

This is not a joke. Florida and Alabama have been trying to give the panhandle west of the Apalachicola River to Alabama for about 100 years. There is a commission which has reached an agreement in principle, but has foundered because Alabama insisted on a cash dowry.

Let’s start a GoFundMe.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:40:39am
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steve_davis  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:41:28am

re: #204 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I made a pack of bacon the other day that was tasteless to the point that we were wondering if we’d contacted COVID. We were both freaked out by it. We started opening shit to smell like peanut butter and stuff.

It was just really shitty bacon.

LOL! I found myself doing that with something recently as well. “Crap, is this Covid? Let me go out and smell the cat’s breath to see if I can still recognize tuna.”

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teleskiguy  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:44:10am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:47:27am

re: #228 Patricia Kayden

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What a dick.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:47:43am
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steve_davis  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:48:43am

re: #223 Decatur Deb

With Carolina-style sauce.

there’s no such thing as carolina-style sauce. there’s north carolina sauce, and there’s south carolina sauce. don’t make us get out knives!

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lawhawk  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:50:20am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:50:46am

re: #231 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

What a dick.

Someone in Colorado should call the Secretary of State’s office. That could be construed as extortion (vote for Trump or I’ll raise your rent).

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Decatur Deb  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:51:38am

re: #233 steve_davis

there’s no such thing as carolina-style sauce. there’s north carolina sauce, and there’s south carolina sauce. don’t make us get out knives!

We definitely want the NC, stuff, then—like Chasten’s at Ft Bragg.

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Jay C  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:51:44am

BTW - not having watched the debate (I rely on LGF for recaps and commentary - much more educational and entertaining); I didn’t see - and haven’t heard much about what was assumed to be a main talking ranting point: i.e. the “Hunter Biden Emails” bullshit. Was the subject even broached: by anybody?
And what about Tony Bobolinsky (sp?) - Hunter’s “partner”? Did the Trump people drag him along after all?

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:51:59am

re: #228 Patricia Kayden

Every 4 years we hear the same shit stories about bosses, landlords, supervisors, etc, and it’s ALWAYS from the right-wingers/scum.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:53:01am

re: #135 steve_davis

If I had access to a big chunk of the Sahara, I would be wracking my brains trying to figure out how to build a terrawatt-capable solar plant there, and to get the electricity to any place in Africa that was willing to build infrastructure to tap into it. That just seems like a place where you can mostly count on the sun, day in and day out.

Probably wind available as well. Unfortunately I expect sand+wind is probably complete hell on equipment, solar panels, and windmill blades.

Though I’d be curious if there would be an alternate (though probably even less efficient than solar panels) method to make use of consistent sun and high temps. Perhaps some sort of fluid heat exchange unit using the sun and perhaps mirrors to “use” solar to make steam to run a turbine for generating electricity.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:54:15am

re: #238 Dr. Matt

Every 4 years we hear the same shit stories about bosses, landlords, supervisors, etc, and it’s ALWAYS from the right-wingers/scum.

I remember a rightwing woman who told children on Halloween that if their parents were planing to vote for Democrats, she wasn’t going to give them any candy.
shepherdexpress.com

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:55:45am

re: #240 Patricia Kayden

I remember a rightwing woman who told children on Halloween that of their parents were planing to vote for Democrats, she wasn’t going to give them any candy.
shepherdexpress.com

What a horrible “person”. She is probably a “devout Christian” too.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:55:53am

re: #237 Jay C

BTW - not having watched the debate (I rely on LGF for recaps and commentary - much more educational and entertaining); I didn’t see - and haven’t heard much about what was assumed to be a main talking ranting point: i.e. the “Hunter Biden Emails” bullshit. Was the subject even broached: by anybody?
And what about Tony Bobolinsky (sp?) - Hunter’s “partner”? Did the Trump people drag him along after all?

“The emails” and “the laptop” was brought up several times but without real context and if trump tried to spew bullshit the moderator shit him down every time.

While I don’t feel she was as good as some people were saying, she did that pretty effectively. You could almost hear her think “stop with the bullshit”.

Anyone watching who wasn’t deep into Fox/Breitbart or who reads politics daily would literally not have any idea what he was talking about.

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Renaissance_Man  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:57:14am

re: #211 DodgerFan1988

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This is why I don’t trust Florida. The Democrats should focus their efforts on Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Sadly polls mean nothing. Polls do not equal votes, not when votes are suppressed and vote totals can be changed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:58:44am

re: #240 Patricia Kayden

I remember a rightwing woman who told children on Halloween that if their parents were planing to vote for Democrats, she wasn’t going to give them any candy.
shepherdexpress.com

Reminds me of some right wing nut (Shapiro maybe) who took part of his kids candy to teach him about socialism (or some shit).

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 23, 2020 • 8:59:41am
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BeachDem  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:01:37am

re: #232 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Maura Healey (MA AG) for the (hopefully future) prosecution:

The Justice Department failed to do its job in settling with the Sackler family

Highlights:

Beginning with Massachusetts two years ago, most state attorneys general in the nation alleged that members of the Sackler family broke the law and injured thousands of people. This week, Purdue admitted to multiple felonies, but not a single person was charged with committing them…

Justice Department announced that the Trump administration will try to mandate that states and local governments must carry on the OxyContin business and operate it as a “public benefit company” to give the Sacklers a family legacy. Just last week, 25 attorneys general rejected that perverse proposal. We refuse to compromise our law enforcement responsibilities by starting a government-backed opioid business…

So, what happens next? We will not back down. We will keep working for justice. Together with attorneys general from across the nation, we will question the Sacklers, reveal the facts to the public and insist that victims of the opioid crisis are treated fairly. We will shut down Purdue Pharma and ensure that any future for its opioid business is in the private sector, with no special protection from government.

washingtonpost.com

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:01:46am

re: #242 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

“The emails” and “the laptop” was brought up several times but without real context and if trump tried to spew bullshit the moderator shit him down every time.

While I don’t feel she was as good as some people were saying, she did that pretty effectively. You could almost hear her think “stop with the bullshit”.

Anyone watching who wasn’t deep into Fox/Breitbart or who reads politics daily would literally not have any idea what he was talking about.

A sure sign this is nothing burger is that Drudge hasn’t dedicated a third of his page to the Hunter Biden BS. In fact, Drudge has hardly given the non-story ANY attention.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:04:20am

re: #201 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Free Belarus News (Eng.)
Belarus Mini Info
Bacon salad is proclaimed “Nature’s Superfood”.

One could point out that a strip of bacon looks like the Belarus flag…

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BeachDem  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:04:21am

re: #244 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Reminds me of some right wing nut (Shapiro maybe) who took part of his kids candy to teach him about socialism (or some shit).

It was Don Jr.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:06:45am

re: #238 Dr. Matt

Every 4 years we hear the same shit stories about bosses, landlords, supervisors, etc, and it’s ALWAYS from the right-wingers/scum.

(15:38, John Oliver on mobile homes)

Mobile Homes: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Acemarilllion  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:07:42am

re: #146 lawhawk

Good luck on the surgery and hope for a speedy recovery for the mrs (and you can play her the Bionic Woman theme during her recovery too - complete with the che che che… as she does her exercises).

:)

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As to the bionic sound effect and how it was created:

It’s an upward sweep done on some sort of synthesizer, run through what sounds like a guitar amp with the tremolo (sometimes erroneously called vibrato) set to maximum strength and medium speed. A similar effect can be created without the guitar amp, if the synthesizer is flexible and programmable enough. Given the timeframe, the synth might be an Arp or Moog;

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:08:14am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:08:55am

re: #249 BeachDem

It was Don Jr.

That whole family is so messed up. It’s sad really. But I can only muster up a “damn, that’s fucked up” before moving on.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:11:15am

Right-wing Michigan official claims to have police powers after handcuffing woman over BLM stickers

Warren city councilman Eddie Kabacinski is being investigated for his actions that took place during an October 14 Trump rally in Eastpointe. According to St. Clair Shores Police, officers were sent to the rally to deal with a report of a man who handcuffed a woman. After removing the woman from the handcuffs, police determined the woman stuck three Black Lives Matter stickers on Trump signs that were placed along the street where she was walking.

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Belafon  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:15:50am

re: #246 BeachDem

No one deserves a family legacy.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:17:01am

re: #213 Patricia Kayden

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you’re up 10+ points 11 days before election day
it’s just not necessary

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:18:37am

re: #252 Dr. Matt

A Close Look At The Tech Behind The 2022 Hummer EV

Woof:

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The cheapest one listed there cost more than four times my house and land.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:18:57am

re: #221 Decatur Deb

This is not a joke. Florida and Alabama have been trying to give the panhandle west of the Apalachicola River to Alabama for about 100 years. There is a commission which has reached an agreement in principle, but has foundered because Alabama insisted on a cash dowry.

how much?
i’ll definitely contribute to a gofundme if that’ll do it

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:20:30am

re: #227 Dr. Matt

Let’s start a GoFundMe.

ah
gmta

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:21:58am

re: #239 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Perhaps some sort of fluid heat exchange unit using the sun and perhaps mirrors to “use” solar to make steam to run a turbine for generating electricity.

You mean like Ivanpah?

(Obviously built by idiots, Helios one is nowhere near there).

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:26:09am

re: #240 Patricia Kayden

I remember a rightwing woman who told children on Halloween that if their parents were planing to vote for Democrats, she wasn’t going to give them any candy.
shepherdexpress.com

Fine, toilet paper and soap it is then.

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BeachDem  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:26:30am

re: #253 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That whole family is so messed up. It’s sad really. But I can only muster up a “damn, that’s fucked up” before moving on.

His poor little daughter’s face says it all:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:26:36am
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Acemarilllion  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:27:02am

Cocaine Mitch is looking good these days.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:27:40am

Leader of WalkAway campaign, urging exit from Democratic Party, to speak in Omaha (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE2) will also speak at the event.

WASHINGTON — Brandon Straka recalls being bullied as a young gay person in the ’80s and ’90s, the homophobic slurs routinely used as taunts in his small Nebraska town.

At age 22, Straka left the state for New York. He felt that it would be easier to be himself and fit in with the political leanings of the big East Coast city.

“I moved to New York because I wanted to be around liberals and I wanted to be in a liberal atmosphere,” Straka told The World-Herald. “I was trying to flee conservatism in a way.”

Today, the 43-year-old Straka is a conservative activist set to speak at a noon Sunday event in Omaha’s Memorial Park. The event is free and open to the public. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., is also scheduled to speak at the event, which is part of the WalkAway campaign encouraging Democrats to leave their party.

He claims he was “scared to death” when Trump won the election, but started digging into Trump’s history and came to believe that the media was intentionally riling up women, minorities, and LGBT people against Trump.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:27:51am

re: #260 John Hughes

You mean like Ivanpah?

(Obviously built by idiots, Helios one is nowhere near there).

I guess that would be the general concept. However, hopefully better designed and not a bird incinerator.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:28:15am

re: #245 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

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Hope they have purchased good body armor before starting their assault.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:30:47am

re: #256 dangerman

you’re up 10+ points 11 days before election day
it’s just not necessary

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And as I said, they may be subject to an ongoing investigation. And it’s good politics too. People don’t want a back and forth about the candidates’ kids. Now that said, I do hope criminal and civil punishment comes to the Trump kids.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:31:16am

OK, so an update here from Czech Republic - the Minister of Health, after refusing to resign, is now gone after being fired by the Czech President, Miloš Zeman. Apparently the stink from this scandal was too much for Zeman to tolerate….even though it involved an old friend of his.

So now the search is on for a new health minister.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:32:02am

re: #262 BeachDem

His poor little daughter’s face says it all:

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It’s like Dad really you’re using me to impress your Twitter fans. Cute kid. I’m glad she and the others aren’t being raised by Don Jr anymore.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:32:50am

re: #267 Eventual Carrion

Hope they have purchased good body armor before starting their assault.

Josh Bernstein is not just a “right-wing commentator,” he’s specifically a Christian apologist. He is regularly carried on Christian television and YouTube channels (aside from his own).

Every time he opens his mouth, another atheist gets his or her wings.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:33:40am

Fucking paywalled. 🤬🤬🤬🤬

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:34:53am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Leader of WalkAway campaign, urging exit from Democratic Party, to speak in Omaha (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE2) will also speak at the event.

He claims he was “scared to death” when Trump won the election, but started digging into Trump’s history and came to believe that the media was intentionally riling up women, minorities, and LGBT people against Trump.

WalkAway is just one giant grift. He just decided his maleness and whiteness was what mattered most. It’s in that sense that Trumpism is the ultimate form of identity politics. That people stand by a man who was unqualified for the highest job while he fucks up everything in sight.

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:34:58am

re: #259 dangerman

ah
gmta

Reminds me of the joke. If west FL goes to AL, it will raise the average IQ of both states.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:35:42am

re: #272 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This worked for me.
thestar.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:36:28am

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

This worked for me.
thestar.com

Could you clip the key parts?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:37:00am

re: #272 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Fucking paywalled. 🤬🤬🤬🤬

The lede:

The federal government has announced its first advance purchase agreement for a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Prime Minister Trudeau on Friday announced the deal for as many as 76 million doses of a plant-based vaccine being developed in Quebec City.

The deal is part of almost $200 million announced for domestic vaccine development and production, as Canada races to lock down a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available.

The new agreement is in addition to the six advance purchase agreements and the international vaccine-sharing agreement Canada has already inked in the hopes of buying Canadians a spot in line for front-runner vaccine candidates around the world.

“We’re coming at this at from every angle,” Trudeau said.

(more)

Trudeau announces first deal for potential made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine (Toronto Star)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:38:01am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thanks! I think it’s paywalled in Canada but allowed elsewhere.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:38:53am

re: #273 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

WalkAway is just one giant grift. He just decided his maleness and whiteness was what mattered most. It’s in that sense that Trumpism is the ultimate form of identity politics. That people stand by a man who was unqualified for the highest job while he fucks up everything in sight.

As I remember it, the original hashtag for WalkAway on Twitter was found to be a Russian disinfo operation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:39:31am

re: #278 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Thanks! I think it’s paywalled in Canada but allowed elsewhere.

My computer’s paranioaware pretty much goes around all paywalls.

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:40:01am

re: #276 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It would not let me copy it. dang

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:40:03am

re: #265 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sounds like Blaxit, the con org set up by Candace Owens.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:41:23am

re: #266 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It’s somewhat cheaper than an EPR: Flamanville is going to cost about 14.2 billion USD and produce 1659Mwe, Ivanpah cost 2.2 billion to make 392 MWe.

So Flamanville is about 8.6 million USD per MW where Ivanpah is around 5.6 million USD per MW.

Of course Flamanville will work at night :)

Flamanville is one of the first EPRs, but Ivanpah is one of the first large solar thermal systems, they’ll both get cheaper. (I have no idea how much Taishan 1&2 cost to builld).

Edit: Oh, and I forgot a detail. Ivanpah is a solar plant that burns natural gas. Every morning they burn gas to warm up the boilers.

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lizardofid  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:43:18am

re: #274 BlueSpotinAL

Reminds me of the joke. If west FL goes to AL, it will raise the average IQ of both states.

When I was working in West Point GA we would make trips over to Lanett AL for supplies. The local hands we were working with said when you crossed the bridge you had to set your watch back an hour, and the calendar back 20 years. : )

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:43:57am

re: #281 PhillyPretzel

It would not let me copy it. dang

More:

The bulk of the investment is $173 million to a Quebec-based biotechnology company called Medicago. It’s one of four companies or research teams that have received the Health Canada green light to do clinical testing in Canada.

Their funding is to help them advance their vaccine, but also to build a production facility, Trudeau said.

Precision NanoSystems in Vancouver will also get $18.2 million for its vaccine candidate. Its funding is earmarked to help it advance through clinical and preclinical trials.

“From Dartmouth to Burnaby, Canadian researchers are doing great work, and we’re here to support that,” Trudeau said.

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:44:55am

re: #262 BeachDem

His poor little daughter’s face says it all:

[Embedded content]

it’s a tweet
a set up
i dont believe for a minute he really did it

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PhillyPretzel  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:44:57am

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

thanks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:45:55am

re: #287 PhillyPretzel

thanks.

De nada.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:46:23am

re: #286 dangerman

it’s a tweet
a set up
i dont believe for a minute he really did it

I can believe it; he’s that much of an asshat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:52:20am

Stupid fucking right wingers. The government paying for certain things is NOT socialism.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:53:06am

I was right last night that the Trump campaign would latch onto Biden saying we need to transition away from oil. I don’t think it will be a game changer; most people know we need to transition to renewable energy.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:53:12am

re: #278 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Thanks! I think it’s paywalled in Canada but allowed elsewhere.

Toronto Star allows you to read I think 3 free articles per month.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:53:39am

re: #285 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thank you again!

And thank God the liberals are in charge because the conservatives would surely fuck things up. They are so bad. Not REPUBLICAN bad but bad enough.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:54:10am

re: #290 Eclectic Cyborg

Stupid fucking right wingers. The government paying for certain things is NOT socialism.

If it is, then Trump’s welfare for farmers makes him a socialist.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:55:54am

re: #292 The Pie Overlord!

Toronto Star allows you to read I think 3 free articles per month.

It told me I’ve read more than allowed but I haven’t read even one yet. I haven’t read one of their articles in months.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:57:12am

re: #295 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

It told me I’ve read more than allowed but I haven’t read even one yet. I haven’t read one of their articles in months.

Clear cookies and try again?

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mmmirele  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:57:57am

Shane Claiborne, who presents himself as a “progressive Evangelical” alternative to Trump worshiping Evangelicals has been stepping on his dick recently. He took a poll late last week of his followers to find out when life began and then announced he was going to be writing a book about issues of life. Of course, we all know how opinionated I am on the subject of white guys telling women what to do with our bodies, so I let him have it. As far as I recall, I did not cuss him out.

In any case, he didn’t engage with me, but instead blocked me. So I wrote an email to him and posted it to Twitter, addressed to him, Tony Campolo and Red Letter Christians.

Text for those of you without Twitter access:

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Absolutely NOT in the fucking MOOD for white guy religious bullshit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:58:31am
Panhandle Geotechnical and Environmental began working at the stoplight area in Kimball on Monday morning. According to Mayor Keith Prunty, PGE has contracted with the state to drill about 30 wells in the immediate area to remove petroleum that was discovered in the soil and groundwater when underground petroleum tanks were removed about 30 years ago.

Prunty said it will take about six weeks to drill all the wells and then four years, at least, to remove the petroleum from the soil and groundwater.

Nancy Mann from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy reported that two systems to clean up the groundwater and soil will be installed this week by Geotechnical Environmental from Scottsbluff. One system will be installed south of Highway 71 and another system will be located north of Highway 71. The sites are known as George’s Amoco and Kimball Texaco.

(more)

Petroleum Cleanup Begins (Western Nebraska Observer, Kimball, Nebr.)

This would be one of those “downstream” costs discussed earlier. This cleanup has been socialised on the city, state, and federal government.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Oct 23, 2020 • 9:58:50am

re: #291 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I was right last night that the Trump campaign would latch onto Biden saying we need to transition away from oil. I don’t think it will be a game changer; most people know we need to transition to renewable energy.

[Embedded content]

Yeah I think so too.

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BeachDem  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:00:56am

re: #286 dangerman

it’s a tweet
a set up
i dont believe for a minute he really did it

re: #286 dangerman

it’s a tweet
a set up
i dont believe for a minute he really did it

Then maybe she was just sad to be in the presence of her creepy dad. (And I wonder who selected her police uniform costume…)

301
wrenchwench  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:01:28am

re: #88 Decatur Deb

We’re planning our next post-CV camper trip. A show about touring the middle of the country put us on to the history of the “center” of the Lower 48. In 1918 they determined that point by making an accurate map of the states on uniform cardboard and balancing it on a sharp point. It’s said to be accurate to 20 miles, and has never been officially updated.
en.wikipedia.org

I was at the geodetic center of the lower 48, on a bike ride. It’s a day’s ride from the geographic center.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:03:21am

re: #297 mmmirele

🎆🎇🎊🎉✨💥💯

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:07:57am

re: #199 Patricia Kayden

Masks are not permitted? WTH?!!

The Pulpit Pimp Palace 3 blocks from me has an asshole Pimp who tells his marks that they don’t need masks because their faith in Jesus will shield them from the virus.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:11:42am

re: #303 🌹UOJB!

The Pulpit Pimp Palace 3 blocks from me has an asshole Pimp who tells his marks that they don’t need masks because their faith in Jesus will shield them from the virus.

I figured that was the case; I was going to write that but decided to abandon my comment.

I have run into that particular argument from apologists of nearly every Christian denomination. It is very much a thought-stopper for Christians, much like “socialism” is one for conservatives.

The argument pre-supposes if you do a thing (wear a mask in this case), then your faith is weak and you’re not a good Christian.

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🌹UOJB!  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:11:50am

re: #218 gocart mozart

So on October 2, 2020, I tweeted about Trump that

Today I just got a 7 week suspension for targeted harassment for that one tweet. Why is twitter trying to silence conservatives liberals?

@jack doesn’t like to see his Republican pals get their fee-fees hurt.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:14:25am
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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:15:08am

re: #291 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I was right last night that the Trump campaign would latch onto Biden saying we need to transition away from oil. I don’t think it will be a game changer; most people know we need to transition to renewable energy.

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which is why biden said “We’re not going to get rid of fossil fuels. We’re going to get rid of subsidies for fossil fuels.”

ie your socialism tax dollars at work

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dangerman  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:15:54am

re: #294 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If it is, then Trump’s welfare for farmers makes him a socialist.

yup
what i just said re ‘fossil fuels’

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Jay C  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:16:15am

re: #291 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I was right last night that the Trump campaign would latch onto Biden saying we need to transition away from oil. I don’t think it will be a game changer; most people know we need to transition to renewable energy.

It may not (and I certainly HOPE not) be a “game-changer”, but it’s a near-certainty that the Trump campaign (desperate at this point) are going to try to make it one. Likely by a blizzard of overwrought ads in the PA and OH markets, hysterically ranting about how Joe Biden and the Democrats are going to “abolish oil” and “destroy jobs and economies” all to placate “radical environmentalist wackos” , i.e. anti-American Dirty-Fucking-Hippie Communists.
And while WE here may realize that we (the country as a whole) do indeed need to “transition to renewable energy”, I’m not so sure how good a sell that is going to be, politically.

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makeitstop  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:18:47am

re: #291 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I was right last night that the Trump campaign would latch onto Biden saying we need to transition away from oil. I don’t think it will be a game changer; most people know we need to transition to renewable energy.

[Embedded content]

Stepien is whistling past the graveyard.

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PrairieQueen  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:19:12am

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Oh yeah, because prayer changes the outcome of everything. Except when it doesn’t. When you’re feeling the knee on your neck, punt and go with God, and absolve yourself of any responsibility or plan of action.//

It’s the part in nature films where the zebra gives up and lets the lion go ahead and eat it, since the other options haven’t worked.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:21:34am

re: #308 dangerman

Everybody is a Socialist for their friends. Only real Socialists are Socialist for everybody.

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makeitstop  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:22:53am

Looks like Joe hit a nerve there…

314
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:24:18am

I just got an advert on YouTube from Tractor Supply Company using Hillary Clinton’s line “stronger together.” Gaa.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:27:53am

“But Black Lives Matter are domestic terrorists!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:28:50am

re: #311 PrairieQueen

Oh yeah, because prayer changes the outcome of everything. Except when it doesn’t. When you’re feeling the knee on your neck, punt and go with God, and absolve yourself of any responsibility or plan of action.//

It’s the part in nature films where the zebra gives up and lets the lion go ahead and eat it, since the other options haven’t worked.

Or even in mundane things, like two football teams’ fans praying their team will win (because the ruler of the Universe needs to weigh in on that).

One sides’ prayers will not be answered, despite the New Testament noting in several places that all prayers are answered (with the apologist caveat “sometimes God says no” even though that’s not in the text).

It’s almost as if it’s entirely random and faith has no part of it, rather than the skill, training, and adaptability of the players.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:30:54am

re: #311 PrairieQueen

It’s the part in nature films where the zebra gives up and lets the lion go ahead and eat it, since the other options haven’t worked.

That moment I learn giraffes are atheists.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:39:47am

re: #315 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

“But Black Lives Matter are domestic terrorists!”

Nazi’s like burning things and then blaming it on others.

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PrairieQueen  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:42:13am

re: #317 John Hughes

Magical thinking always has an out, and that devolves to God’s Will when the outcome is unable to be remodeled through prayer. Oddly, same outcome as flipping a coin, or doing literally nothing, or praying fervently as the lion devours you.

“My father is in the hospital because he was involved in an accident. Please send prayers.”

He lives: Glory to God!

He dies: God’s will.

I send prayers: He’ll either live or die, 100% of the time.

I don’t send prayers: He’ll either live or die, 100% of the time.

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lizardofid  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:42:48am

re: #313 makeitstop

Looks like Joe hit a nerve there…

[Embedded content]

Pavlov

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cat-tikvah  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:43:52am

re: #304 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I was a nasty person, I’d add that someone whose faith protects them from pathogens does not need and should not seek medical care if they become ill, as their course of illness will be divinely ordained.

I’ve snarkily suggested to my emergency medicine husband that the sanctimioniously devout need to sign public declarations that they lack true faith if they receive care. Otherwise, they can be directed to the on-site chapel and take up their case with God.

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John Hughes  Oct 23, 2020 • 10:50:30am

re: #319 PrairieQueen

I’ve always had a problem with that god (had to retype ‘cos android wanted to capitalise) thing as I’m a second generation atheist. Literally never heard anything about it in the home.

Quite like some of the shtik of that Jesus guy (eyes of needles, sheep, goats), but god? Fuck no.

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Jebediah, RBG  Oct 23, 2020 • 11:13:24am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I hope you don’t get altitude sickness. /s

Chronic altitude deficiency maybe?


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