Help Support LGF and Satisfy Your Shopping Jones Simultaneously

Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales event is still going on, and if you were thinking of buying some Christmas gifts ahead of time or just something cool for yourself, they have some great deals on gadgetry and other stuff. And if you purchase after clicking one of the links in this post, we get a small commission on the sale at no extra cost to you — a great way to help support LGF while satisfying your need to shop!

Here’s one example I’m thinking of picking up myself: the new generation of the Fire HD 10 tablet, pictured above. I have an HD 8 that’s a couple of years old now and I use it all the time for watching movies and TV. This new model has a much faster processor and a much better display, and they have it right now for almost 50% off, so yes, I am tempt.

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1
Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:20:12pm

Good timing on that reminder—I have a tire in Wife’s shopping cart. Suggest reviewing the process.

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mmmirele  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:21:20pm

I got CL’ed.

If this didn’t get posted yesterday, this is Mike Dunford, a lawyer type who has experience fighting birthers in various states from the Obama days, taking a look at Sidney Powell’s filings. It’s long, and as you might have expected, it’s complete and utter hogwash. Dozens of tweets completely eviscerating Powell’s work, which IMHO looks like a copypasta from a law firm’s trash can.

Dunford also takes a look at the 3rd Circuit case:

Boy oh boy is it yummy. It’s not often you see a judicial smackdown like this!

ETA I entertained myself while working on stupid technology issues today by reading this stuff.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:24:03pm

This Black Friday I just didn’t feel like doing any shopping at all. Instead I just watched classic movies on the Criterion Channel—The Old Dark House, The Black Cat, Trouble In Paradise and Mad Love.

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:26:10pm

re: #3 🌹UOJB!

This Black Friday I just didn’t feel like doing any shopping at all. Instead I just watched classic movies on the Criterion Channel—The Old Dark House, The Black Cat, Trouble In Paradise and Mad Love.

I just played jigsaw puzzles online. Sigh.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:27:48pm

re: #2 mmmirele

Aside from the legal judgement, did Judge Bibas say anything in particular about the extreme sloppiness of the formatting, lack of proofreading, inability to find the space bar?

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:28:50pm

That tablet is interesting. I too have an 8 thanks to a Lizard but the thought of an upgrade to a 10 is quite tempting and the ad-free is within my budget. The increase in ram and storage would be most helpful as I use it with Google Play & Chrome sideloaded onto it and it’s my primary ebook reader.

Thanks for the idea! Following your link to put it in my cart for my 12/4 payday (hoping the price won’t change too much!)

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b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:29:17pm

Shocking no one, screw you Donald. It is only human lives, they’re not yours so you don’t care about them.

We need an AG that makes the history books.

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:29:37pm

re: #5 jaunte

Aside from the legal judgement, did Judge Bibas say anything in particular about the extreme sloppiness of the formatting, lack of proofreading, inability to find the space bar?

This was from Ellis and Guiliani, not from Sidney Powell. Their space bar must work.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:30:33pm
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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:30:43pm

re: #8 retired cynic

I can’t keep track of all the losing

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:32:19pm

re: #4 retired cynic

I just played jigsaw puzzles online. Sigh.

I made a child-proof polycarbonate birthday wrapping for Grandson1. By the time he figures out how to open it, he’ll be old enough for his great-grandfather’s knife.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:36:08pm

*vomit* It’s going to be a long two years in CO-03.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:36:31pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:39:12pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

Holy shit, the orange lardass tweeted something true and non-inflammatory.

The restaurant business is being absolutely decimated. Congress should step up and help. Time is of the essence!

(He’s in the restaurant business.)

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stpaulbear  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:41:38pm

re: #4 retired cynic

I just played jigsaw puzzles online. Sigh.

Do you use a site that doesn’t time you out? I discovered that the WaPo has a crossword puzzle game but I’m not fast enough to finish before time runs out.

I discovered the OwlKitty YouTube site this afternoon. Many minutes lost…

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:43:21pm

re: #15 stpaulbear

Do you use a site that doesn’t time you out? I discovered that the WaPo has a crossword puzzle game but I’m not fast enough to finish before time runs out.

I discovered the OwlKitty YouTube site this afternoon. Many minutes lost…

Yes: jigsawplanet.com. It lets you choose how many pieces you want it cut up into, and has a ton of people that do old maps, old buildings, scenery, etc. I recommend exploring.

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stpaulbear  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:45:31pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

*vomit* It’s going to be a long two years in CO-03.

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Maybe there will be some consolation in watching her get humiliated every day once she shows up in DC.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:52:59pm

We have mentioned ugly yachts here before. At one of my favorite photo sites, I saw this one and commented “Great photo of a fugly yacht.”

You can rent the 80 meter monstrosity for only 1.1 Million USD a week…

Link

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:53:08pm

re: #17 stpaulbear

She’s very likely to pick a fight with Ocasio-Cortez and get ethered.

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mmmirele  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:53:40pm

re: #5 jaunte

Aside from the legal judgement, did Judge Bibas say anything in particular about the extreme sloppiness of the formatting, lack of proofreading, inability to find the space bar?

The 3rd Circuit case is by Trump’s more competent attorneys, who do know how to format, use the space bar and proofread. The “Kraken” case is from Sidney Powell, who makes me embarrassed to have even an inactive Texas Bar card.

ETA: It would serve Powell right if (wherever she filed this pile of junk) the judge flushed it down the digital equivalent of the toilet. But we can only hope that a judge might comment on her general inability to observe the forms and norms of law.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:54:15pm

re: #18 William Lewis

Tumbledown hull is the least bad thing about it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:54:40pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:54:54pm

Good thread

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:55:05pm

re: #18 William Lewis

We have mentioned ugly yachts here before. At one of my favorite photo sites, I saw this one and commented “Great photo of a fugly yacht.”

You can rent the 80 meter monstrosity for only 1.1 Million USD a week…

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Link

Torpedoes, limpet mines, and Harpoon missiles come to mind, though not for any visual resemblance.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:55:36pm
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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:56:36pm

re: #18 William Lewis

Good cover for a dystopian alt-future novel.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:56:52pm

But it’s our present.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:58:29pm

re: #27 jaunte

But it’s our present.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 4:58:38pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Torpedoes, limpet mines, and Harpoon missiles come to mind, though not for any visual resemblance.

I’d rather borrow an SBD-5 and a 500 lb bomb and give it one last critical mission ;)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:00:58pm

Obama special on MSNBC

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:01:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:04:46pm

hi briefly

Looking up at that tablet thingy up there Mr. Johnson says he’s going to buy: How do those even work? Do you need some sort of wireless connexion with a router, or do you need cell service (which would make it useless here)? Whar DVD/CD slot?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:06:00pm

re: #29 William Lewis

I’d rather borrow an SBD-5 and a 500 lb bomb and give it one last critical mission ;)

What an excellent idea! You’ll need a pilot too. I volunteer, though I would have to get churched up on this dive-bombing business.
List of surviving SBD/A-24 aircraft.
6 of these are airworthy

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:06:37pm

re: #31 jaunte

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Even tho’ she sent over 2 relief bills that have sat on The Turtle’s desk for months.

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DesertDenizen  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:07:54pm

re: #33 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What an excellent idea! You’ll need a pilot too. I volunteer, though I would have to get churched up on this dive-bombing business.
List of surviving SBD/A-24 aircraft.
6 of these are airworthy

I’d prefer a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber myself.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:08:23pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You’ll need a WiFi connection. And no, no DVD or CD drive.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:09:11pm

re: #33 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What an excellent idea! You’ll need a pilot too. I volunteer, though I would have to get churched up on this dive-bombing business.
List of surviving SBD/A-24 aircraft.
6 of these are airworthy

Excellent! I’ve done door gunner in the past so I’ll man the twin .30’s in the tail.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:09:30pm

Panhandle Public Health District Dashboard

Deaths: 50 (+1, Grant County, seat Hyannis)

Cases today: +8
November 26: +34
November 25: +115

Hospitalised: 21, beds available: 38%

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:12:30pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

You’ll need a WiFi connection. And no, no DVD or CD drive.

So if I understand correctly, the tablet computer’s strength is (besides size) is it’s portability. You can use it everywhere. (The downside is you can’t store anything on it, so your information is only available to you if you pay for Internet storage and you actually have access to the Internet.)

So it would be pretty much useless to me, since I would need to be next to my WiFi to use it. Outside my house, I could use it at the public library (which has computers).

I guess that’s not the product for me.

I do need a new laptop though, since mine is eight years old and I’ve worn out the keyboard.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:13:01pm

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

38 percent availability is probably better than a lot of other states right now.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:13:06pm

re: #33 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

What an excellent idea! You’ll need a pilot too. I volunteer, though I would have to get churched up on this dive-bombing business.
List of surviving SBD/A-24 aircraft.
6 of these are airworthy

Following that link lead me here: SBD-2 Veteran of Pearl Harbor AND Midway

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:14:13pm

This is a touching story about the “real Santa Claus,” if you’re interested in a few onion ninjas.

A Little Bit of Christmas (goes to Wonkette)

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:14:44pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So if I understand correctly, the tablet computer’s strength is (besides size) is it’s portability. You can use it everywhere. (The downside is you can’t store anything on it, so your information is only available to you if you pay for Internet storage and you actually have access to the Internet.)

So it would be pretty much useless to me, since I would need to be next to my WiFi to use it. Outside my house, I could use it at the public library (which has computers).

I guess that’s not the product for me.

I do need a new laptop though, since mine is eight years old and I’ve worn out the keyboard.

64 GB internal storage and a Micro-SD slot that can hold up to 1TB additional storage. I use my Fire 8 away from WiFi constantly since I do a lot of ebooks.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:16:06pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The downside is you can’t store anything on it, so your information is only available to you if you pay for Internet storage and you actually have access to the Internet.

It comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of storage.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:16:28pm

re: #43 William Lewis

64 GB internal storage and a Micro-SD slot that can hold up to 1TB additional storage. I use my Fire 8 away from WiFi constantly since I do a lot of ebooks.

Thanks. I didn’t know all that. I presume all you need then is a good battery or a power cord.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:18:27pm

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thanks. I didn’t know all that. I presume all you need then is a good battery or a power cord.

They claim 12 hours on a charge for the new ones. Mine is good for an 8 hour shift at the hotel.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:19:19pm

Okay well. Used the Amazon link for an AncestryDNA (quite a deal today) and Anker battery for my phones.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:21:46pm

re: #47 Rightwingconspirator

Okay well. Used the Amazon link for an AncestryDNA (quite a deal today) and Anker battery for my phones.

Good use! Hey, if you’re so inclined, I dropped a couple of photos in the last thread that you might enjoy.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:24:55pm

re: #18 William Lewis

We have mentioned ugly yachts here before. At one of my favorite photo sites, I saw this one and commented “Great photo of a fugly yacht.”

You can rent the 80 meter monstrosity for only 1.1 Million USD a week…

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Link

It looks like a just-surfaced submarine.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:26:01pm

re: #41 William Lewis

I got a picture of that plane a few years back when visiting Pensacola.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:26:08pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:27:18pm

re: #40 Eclectic Cyborg

38 percent availability is probably better than a lot of other states right now.

We might be left with the problem of available medical personnel, but I don’t know the state of that here.

The few number of beds here wouldn’t take much of a surge to overwhelm the hospitals.

According to the state Department of Health and Human Services, the total number of licensed beds (I presume that would include things like psychiatry or infant) for each county are:

Dawes (Chadron): 25
Sioux (Harrison): 0 (no hospital)
Morrill (Bridgeport): 20 (no ICU beds)
Box Butte (Alliance): 25
Banner (Harrisburg): 0 (no hospital)
Kimball (Kimball): 12
Deuel (Chappell): 0 (no hospital)
Grant (Hyannis): 0 (no hospital)
Scott’s Bluff (Gering): 188 (in Scottsbluff)
Garden (Oshkosh): 10
Cheyenne (Sidney): 10
Sheridan (Gordon): 25

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:28:22pm

re: #48 William Lewis

Good use! Hey, if you’re so inclined, I dropped a couple of photos in the last thread that you might enjoy.

Why yes I am. :-)

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:28:30pm

I just heard the local hospital here has over 50% of the hospital beds are for COVID. ugh

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:30:00pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Worldometer has us at 271 000 and change.

At the current rate of increase we might hit 300 000 before Christmas. That would be only three months from 200 000 to 300 000. Would also mean we hit half a million dead before next summer.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:30:48pm

re: #50 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I got a picture of that plane a few years back when visiting Pensacola.

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Just checked the museum web. It’s closed now, probably waiting out CV19. I have to take a grandkid to Pensacola periodically, so we’ll catch it eventually.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:31:18pm

re: #31 jaunte

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time is a flat circle

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:31:29pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

Worldometer has us at 271 000 and change.

At the current rate of increase we might hit 300 000 before Christmas. That would be only three months from 200 000 to 300 000. Would also mean we hit half a million dead before next summer.

By excess deaths, we are so far over 300,000 right now. We were at 300,000 excess deaths around Labor Day. This is just insane, and the body count just keeps growing.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:33:39pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:36:03pm

re: #48 William Lewis

Good use! Hey, if you’re so inclined, I dropped a couple of photos in the last thread that you might enjoy.

William I do think those are Page worthy and then some. Easy to share with friends elsewhere too.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:36:20pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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Conservatives for the past month: Trump deserves his day in court and for all the needed recounts to occur.

Conservatives after Trump’s lame arguments are bounced out of court 40+ times and recounts increase Biden’s vote: Let’s hold state legislative “hearings” where only Republican members hear “evidence” and random people express their beliefs based on what they’ve heard from Facebook and Qanon.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:36:46pm

re: #58 lawhawk

Total US combat losses in WWII were about 291 500.

Covid deaths will top that within a couple of weeks.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:41:50pm

re: #60 Rightwingconspirator

William I do think those are Page worthy and then some. Easy to share with friends elsewhere too.

Given that Charles has made it so easy to turn a comment into a page, as you wish.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:42:59pm

re: #30 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Obama special on MSNBC

NYT front page, day after Obama’s election, lede paragraph:

“Here is how it looks from far away: tens of millions of White Christians, voting freely, chose as their leader a Black man of modest origin, the son of a Muslim. There is a place in this world, call it America, where such a thing can happen.”

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retired cynic  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:43:22pm

re: #54 retired cynic

I just heard the local hospital here has over 50% of the hospital beds are for COVID. ugh

I mean that the beds in use are over 50% covid.

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:46:30pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

So if I understand correctly, the tablet computer’s strength is (besides size) is it’s portability. You can use it everywhere. (The downside is you can’t store anything on it, so your information is only available to you if you pay for Internet storage and you actually have access to the Internet.)

So it would be pretty much useless to me, since I would need to be next to my WiFi to use it. Outside my house, I could use it at the public library (which has computers).

I guess that’s not the product for me.

I do need a new laptop though, since mine is eight years old and I’ve worn out the keyboard.

You can store stuff on it, also run programs, etc., that are already there, but without a wireless connection it wouldn’t be a whole lot of use.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:48:09pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

*vomit* It’s going to be a long two years in CO-03.

Lots of morans in that thread who don’t understand what Time means by their Person of the Year.

They all seem to think that Time favours authoritarians, thus Dr. Fauci &c are all authoritarians.

Time makes their nominations based on who they think have been the most influential. They didn’t name Hitler or Stalin because they liked Hitler and Stalin.

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Jay C  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:51:02pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Torpedoes, limpet mines, and Harpoon missiles come to mind, though not for any visual resemblance.

Reminds me of one of those old pre-dreadnought French battleships, like I saw in a podcast linked here a few weeks backs - the sort the podcaster referred to as “armored hotels”….

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:52:46pm
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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:53:34pm

Naten Silver a few weeks ago:

“In the 21st century, Dems are 3-0 when there’s an African-American on the ticket.
They’re 0-3 when there isn’t. Just thought I’d mention it.”

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gwangung  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:55:32pm

re: #69 Dread Pirate Ron

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Standard evangelical Christianity tells Christians to give themselves and their freedom over up to God and Jesus and allow them to guide them. Individual freedom is kinda not a big thing; it’s being obedient to God.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:55:34pm

re: #41 William Lewis

Following that link lead me here: SBD-2 Veteran of Pearl Harbor AND Midway

As the article says, “one of the most historic aircraft in existence.” It is not well known that the Dauntless also saw combat with the French Navy in Indochina after the war though they were soon phased out in favor of Curtiss Helldivers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:56:06pm

George Conway calls out Donald Trump for lying about numbers again, this time about Joe and Jill Biden’s Thanksgiving message.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:57:08pm

re: #68 Jay C

Reminds me of one of those old pre-dreadnought French battleships, like I saw in a podcast linked here a few weeks backs - the sort the podcaster referred to as “armored hotels”….

That one looks like an armored house of ill repute.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 5:58:01pm

re: #59 jaunte

Warnock is using his oratory skills from his preacher background to deliver powerfully political messages.

I’m all for that.

But… there are downsides.

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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:00:52pm
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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:07:08pm
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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:08:37pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:08:46pm
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sagehen  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:10:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:11:51pm

The other great thing about the latest Amazon tablets is that it’s easy to use Google Play with them, so you have access to the whole world of Android apps. For example, I installed 1Password’s Android version on my Fire HD 8, set up the sync options, and now I have access to my entire password library on my desktop Mac, my iPhone, and my Fire tablet, so I can go anywhere on the web on any device.

They really are great tablets for the price.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:17:21pm

Won’t go away.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:19:20pm

re: #18 William Lewis

We have mentioned ugly yachts here before. At one of my favorite photo sites, I saw this one and commented “Great photo of a fugly yacht.”

You can rent the 80 meter monstrosity for only 1.1 Million USD a week…

[Embedded content]

Link

Well, whatever floats one’s boat (hahaha) but I prefer a more traditional look myself.
That one, though, qualifies as objectively ugly. Yecch

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:19:42pm

re: #82 Sherlock Hound

I recall reading in it was either WaPo or the Inky that Gov Wolf has already signed off on all of the electors going for Joe.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:23:54pm

re: #72 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

As the article says, “one of the most historic aircraft in existence.” It is not well known that the Dauntless also saw combat with the French Navy in Indochina after the war though they were soon phased out in favor of Curtiss Helldivers.

Speaking of which: Aeronavale Helldivers of Flotille 9.F take off from the French carrier Arromanches for a strike at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, April 1954. Unfortunately I do not know who the artist is.


I’ve been acutely aware; sometimes in the background, sometimes not; that the glory and spectacle of military aviation has always been deeply intertwined with tragedy, horror, and folly. In that respect it is a metaphor for the modern age. May it pass from the world even as we remember the sacrifices and honor those who made them.
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:27:21pm

re: #82 Sherlock Hound

Won’t go away.

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Trumpsters have been pushing this scenario ever since Biden was declared the winner. Unless the corrupt SCOTUS intervenes in the lawsuits, it’s not happening. But if it does — I think the title of the 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson film will define the moment and there will be no peaceful transition of power.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:27:24pm

Yes they went there…

cddF3oULLQDbueAf8ZzRgXm2j92TV4kBOydK25c5y9fG6Oy2h7/f45MaVori0VfjEfZFvsxXVJjeb+eRXT0LXTirfXLK88iM92+1RYzybHCvl0IymaKUFVEAas2+cuuND6lNLbp/6/Dg8dmaBjOBUVy0gP7+wQetLoEvl0jsGwFIz5eXWXopJyYWHP3RZpupY2qm/2u5UtE=

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:28:01pm

re: #84 PhillyPretzel

I found it in the Inky:
inquirer.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:28:42pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It has a microSD slot which you can use to store data. And you can get a combo case and Bluetooth case for under $50.

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gwangung  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:29:18pm

re: #87 🌹UOJB!

Blasphemous. On their own terms.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:30:52pm

re: #84 PhillyPretzel

I recall reading in it was either WaPo or the Inky that Gov Wolf has already signed off on all of the electors going for Joe.

Yes, three days ago.

nbcphiladelphia.com

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Charles Johnson  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:31:30pm
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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:31:38pm

re: #84 PhillyPretzel

I recall reading in it was either WaPo or the Inky that Gov Wolf has already signed off on all of the electors going for Joe.

And it would go to a hypothetical runoff in a real Democratic majority house.

I’m afraid the MAGATs will go violent when the electors meet. The number of states certifying is inching towards completion quickly. (I think only Wisconsin has one recount ongoing.)

What if, MAGATs might think, the Proud Boys stop the electors from meeting? What if Trump says “stand back and stand by”, again? It is Fucking Dangerous what these people are doing.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:32:14pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

I have a Van Gogh joke, but it was half heard.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:32:19pm
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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:32:42pm

I don’t know why this makes me laugh so much

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:33:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:33:20pm

re: #89 Eric The Fruit Bat

It has a microSD slot which you can use to store data. And you can get a combo case and Bluetooth case for under $50.

I have no idea what Bluetooth is or why I need it.

As for the SD card, I presume I could get that at Amazon as well.

It seems easier to just buy another laptop though.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:33:44pm

re: #97 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I had a Medusa jo

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:33:47pm

re: #95 lawhawk

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:36:00pm

re: #85 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I’ve been acutely aware; sometimes in the background, sometimes not; that the glory and spectacle of military aviation has always been intertwined with tragedy, horror, and folly. In that respect it is a metaphor for the modern age. May it pass from the world even as we remember the sacrifices and honor those who made them.

Understood. As a cavalry soldier, I am all to aware of moments like that of which French Marshal Pierre Bosquet said: “C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas la guerre. C’est de la folie” (“It is magnificent, but it is not war. It is madness.”) - the charge of the British light cavalry brigade at Balaclava on 25 October 1854.

For those of us who were fortunate enough to be in during the relative peace of the Cold War, it’s all too easy to forget the horror and remember only the fun - the days on the range, helicopter rides, blowing shit up and the like.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:37:12pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have no idea what Bluetooth is or why I need it.

As for the SD card, I presume I could get that at Amazon as well.

It seems easier to just buy another laptop though.

My mistake - Bluetooth keyboard (wireless), which can be used by the tablet, as well as a Bluetooth mouse.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:38:34pm

Why am I not surprised to see “Biden Cheated” trending on Twitter?

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gocart mozart  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:39:05pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:39:08pm

re: #90 gwangung

Blasphemous. On their own terms.

Blaspheme is only honoured in the breach, as when you’re in the minority.

The Bible is the big book of multiple choice, and there are plenty of prayers in it praying for the destruction of your enemies.

The New Testament doesn’t specify what you can pray for when it says all you need is the faith of a mustard seed, &c. It just says you need faith (believe without evidence).

The New Testament also specifically denounces reason in favour of faith (but also argues you can find God by reason alone so ???)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:41:56pm

I have an electricity joke, but it’s too shocking.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:42:30pm

re: #87 🌹UOJB!

Yes they went there…

pL2/9X/GRQ8oWsJOP0DOyX880Gw/AoeL6GKk+nhK98u+vFbwyyEIPrkxphKBZTd2hl8MRLiQJzouAQhCoK/qN2c6M1jaqEZDsCLTxlS1UOZi6D5pUp8gLemvwRLVya68EAvtH9trAThssjb/IUgp6vtwsiwvz1DsK5m5joBNF8q2QgIktPH9quDlZSWXujPlXCVxTGpV+rn4xw/ump1e8bE9KaYZMfGsrHNTyOSbw/I=

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:42:37pm

I have a Caravaggio joke, but it’s exceedingly dark.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:43:35pm

I had a Nixon joke but the tape erased.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:44:10pm

I have a photography joke, but it’s not developed yet.

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lawhawk  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:44:24pm
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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:44:36pm

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I have no idea what Bluetooth is or why I need it.

As for the SD card, I presume I could get that at Amazon as well.

It seems easier to just buy another laptop though.

Bluetooth is for wireless attachments, like mouses, speakers, headphones and all that.

Get a laptop. Tablets are way convenient, but you’re not in a place where you could make the best use of them and you’d still (IMHO) want a laptop.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:44:49pm

re: #109 🌹UOJB!

I had a Nixon joke but the tape erased.

I had a Gingrich joke, but I turned it into a newt.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:45:20pm

re: #95 lawhawk

“Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of…”
{Interrupted…}

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:45:41pm

I had an Enron joke, but someone shredded it.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:47:07pm

re: #114 Sherlock Hound

“Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of…”
{Interrupted…}

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, I made it out of plastic
And it glorifies an asshole who is a fucking spastic

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:47:38pm

I had a square root joke but it was imaginary

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:47:46pm

I had a skiing joke but it’s too cold.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:48:44pm

(caution for NSFW photograph)

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austin_blue  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:50:19pm

re: #21 lawhawk

Tumbledown hull is the least bad thing about it.

Exactly. Very French late-Dreadnought.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:50:31pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:51:54pm

I think I can remember a Monet joke but the details are a bit fuzzy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:52:26pm

Thread, five tweets.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:52:29pm

I have a Marcel Marceau joke:

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:53:01pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

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It’s still in the lead box that it was told in, just like her recipe book.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:55:11pm

re: #124 jaunte

I have a Marcel Marceau joke:

Giphy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:56:01pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:57:01pm

Bordel militaire de campagne

Bordels Mobiles de Campagne or Bordel Militaire de Campagne (both abbreviated to BMC) were mobile brothels used during World War I, World War II and the First Indochina War to supply prostitution services to French soldiers fighting in areas where brothels were unusual, such as at the front line or in isolated garrisons. The BMCs were major drivers towards the creation of prostitution regulations within the French army.

These mobile brothels were in some cases officially organised by the army. They consisted of large trailer trucks in which up to ten women would work. The first references to these BMCs were in World War I, and they are noted particularly in the Indochina War and the Algerian War.

Almost absent in France after World War II, there were many during the Indochina War and the war in Algeria. Subsequently, only the Foreign Legion still used them but closed the last BMC on French soil, in Guyana, in 1995. The BMC in Djibouti was still operating until 2003.

I knew about these but did not know that there were two of them in Dien Bien Phu during the siege. The women were Vietnamese and Algerian. The Algerians were repatriated with the Red Cross while the Vietnamese were sent away for “re-education.”
A lot of grief, crime, and venereal disease could have been avoided if US forces had had a similar system. It was practically unthinkable though, for obvious reasons, the chief one being the massive influence of religious hypocrisy in the US.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:58:09pm

re: #122 The Ghost of a Flea

I have to admit I shamelessly stole your joke.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:58:18pm

Heh:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:58:39pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:58:41pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

I have to admit I shamelessly stole your joke.

S’alright.

I shall never do the Twitter.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 6:59:03pm

I have a Poe joke but no one can tell if it’s satire.

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:01:24pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:01:24pm

Someone told me an Yves Klein joke but it just left me feeling blue.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:02:06pm

re: #128 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I note that the wiki article comments that the last one was closed “following a complaint by a Brazilian pimp for unfair competition” O_o

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:02:23pm

re: #128 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Bordel militaire de campagne

I knew about these but did not know that there were two of them in Dien Bien Phu during the siege. The women were Vietnamese and Algerian. The Algerians were repatriated with the Red Cross while the Vietnamese were sent away for “re-education.”
A lot of grief, crime, and venereal disease could have been avoided if US forces had had a similar system. It was practically unthinkable though, for obvious reasons, the chief one being the massive influence of religious hypocrisy in the US.

What you and I experienced was total grossness. Just disgusting. Even as a young man I couldn’t tolerate what I was seeing.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:02:28pm

I have a Lucy joke but you’ll never get it.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:03:25pm

I have a gone with the wind joke but frankly, you won’t give a damn

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:09:35pm

I have a black hole joke, but you wouldn’t get anything out of it.

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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:13:03pm

I have a coin joke but it would flip you head over tail.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:13:26pm

My thoughts exactly:

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:13:40pm

re: #120 austin_blue

Exactly. Very French late-Dreadnought.

<­captain nitpick>
Tumblehome
French late pre-dreadnought
<­/captain nitpick>

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:13:53pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

I have a Tchaikovsky joke, but its Patheique.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:20:26pm

I remember Catholic friends telling me that it ascended into outer space and became the rings of Saturn…

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:21:51pm

I’m working on a Jesus foreskin joke but I need to trim the ending a bit.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:22:41pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

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Tahitinho  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:23:33pm

I have a Schrödinger joke. The punch line is both funny and not funny… until somebody observes it.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:24:22pm

re: #139 BigPapa

I have a gone with the wind joke but frankly, you won’t give a damn

Winner.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:25:01pm

My joke about the High Plains fell flat.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:26:50pm

re: #146 jaunte

I’m working on a Jesus foreskin joke but I need to trim the ending a bit.

Uhm…

I have a Jesus foreskin joke, but it’s a little thin around the middle.

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b.d. (We Won!)  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:27:09pm

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My joke about the High Plains fell flat.

I have an ironing joke but I won’t press it.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:27:57pm

re: #146 jaunte

I’m working on a Jesus foreskin joke but I need to trim the ending a bit.

The look on my face when Catholic schoolmates told me the Holy Foreskin escaped Earth’s gravity and became Saturn’s rings…yes it was a WTF look when this happened in the 2nd grade!!!!!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:28:50pm

re: #137 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

What you and I experienced was total grossness. Just disgusting. Even as a young man I couldn’t tolerate what I was seeing.

The exploitation of Vietnamese women, many of them destitute war widows, was simply heartbreaking. They could feed a family for several days on the proceeds of one trick (typically three to five dollars). There were many aspects to this, each more disgusting and depraved than the last. Boys and young men were exploited too, though not so openly. I remember Roy Moore’s friend stupidly mentioning the child brothel he and Roy went to but allegedly did not patronize. The locals probably would have cheered him if he had shot the pimps, freed the children, and burned the place to the ground. As an MP officer he could have done it but he chose not to for some reason. There were rumors, taken as articles of faith, that there were high dollar brothels with French and even American prostitutes for senior officers. Every negative human impulse, from mass homicide on down, was on display everywhere.

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Tahitinho  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:29:15pm

I’m not gonna tell you my joke about the Marianas Trench… it’s abysmal.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:29:52pm

I have an Andy Kaufman joke, but you probably won’t see it that way.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:31:04pm
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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:31:50pm

I have a Norman Bates joke…It’ll stab ya’…

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jamesfirecat  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:35:38pm

I have a Star Wars sequel series joke, but every time I try to tell it people told me they’ve heard it before and it was better the first time.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:36:05pm
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Jay C  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:40:33pm

re: #145 🌹UOJB!

I was working on a Holy Foreskin joke, but it didn’t make the cut….

BTW, weren’t Holy Prepuces a staple of the medieval relic market? ISTR about 7 or 8 of them have been recorded in the inventories of various churches around Europe…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:44:52pm

A debate is raging inside Young Life as the Colorado-based ministry faces backlash over LGBTQ policy (Denver Post)

Young Life (goes to Wikipedia)

Young Life is a youth Christian ministry based in Colorado Springs. It has chapters near more than 8,500 public schools and universities around the world with more than 360,000 members. They meet for Christian theology and to go forth and evangelise. (As usual, they are not given the tools to hold forth on theology, so when they fail, they return to the group, tying them closer to it.)

They maintain numerous summer camps in many countries, including eighteen US states.

The group is tearing itself apart according to the Post because members are rebelling against the group’s strict anti-LGBT agenda. Numerous chapters are separating from the group or dissolving altogether. LGBT youth can be members but cannot participate.

This is not their first controversy though it might be the one that brings the group down.

In 2007, Young Life promoted the rule to its instructors that they could not introduce the concepts of Jesus until they had first convinced children they were utterly depraved, so they would be easier for conversion.

Numerous NFL players are associated with the group (presumably because interest in football can be used to draw people into Christianity).

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:52:21pm

re: #124 jaunte

I have a Marcel Marceau joke:

I have a Seurat hoke, but it’s too pointed.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 7:59:58pm

I have a Soviet Union joke, but it finds you funny.

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:01:14pm

If I have a programming joke, then I will tell it to you, else I won’t.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:02:46pm

I said before, I have a Faraday joke. It’s magnetizing.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:05:49pm

I have a binary joke. You’ll either get it or you won’t.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:11:15pm

I…have…a…Wil..li…am…Sh…a…t..ner…joke…wait…for…it…

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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:15:55pm

I have a bass joke, and it makes all the other jokes better.

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:17:22pm

Remember that @SenateGOP part.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:19:52pm

“O Danny Boy, the jokes, the jokes are blowing… .”

And now for break (15:35)

How World War I Got Women to Wear Bras

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i(m)p(each)sos  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:22:53pm

I have a Kristi Noem joke, and you’re almost guaranteed to get it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:28:45pm

re: #170 jaunte

Remember that @SenateGOP part.

The places where the people live (and where people from red counties go to get to a hospital).

There are a lot of morans in that thread.

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Egregious Philbin  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:32:24pm

I have a bed joke, but it hasn’t been made.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:38:51pm

I searched all the potholes in town, but didn’t find any pot.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:42:55pm
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TedStriker  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:43:05pm

We drive on parkways and park in driveways…

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:43:21pm

Today’s DEEP THOUGHT®

If you flunk out of the Electoral College do you have to go back to the Electoral High School?

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jaunte  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:44:04pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:46:48pm

re: #175 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I searched all the potholes in town, but didn’t find any pot.

My bad. I got to all of them first. Sorry!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 8:59:04pm

This is no joke.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:04:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:25:01pm

re: #182 Dread Pirate Ron

Start and “add thirty seconds” are the same button on my microwave.

Without the other buttons though, I couldn’t cook something for three different timers of 1:52, 3:29, and 0:94.

I’d rather have an old-fashioned Amana Radar Range with the mechanical knobs which flip over timer numbers in the windows.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:27:57pm

re: #183 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Start and “add thirty seconds” are the same button on my microwave.

Without the other buttons though, I couldn’t cook something for three different timers of 1:52, 3:29, and 0:94.

I’d rather have an old-fashioned Amana Radar Range with the mechanical knobs which flip over timer numbers in the windows.

They were built to last. I’m on my 3rd microwave in the last 7 years and they ALL fail right after the extended warranty!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:29:46pm

re: #184 🌹UOJB!

They were built to last. I’m on my 3rd microwave in the last 7 years and they ALL fail right after the extended warranty!

I broke the glass plate in my previous microwave, so I wrote the company to get a replacement plate. The fookin’ plate was only $5 less than a whole new microwave of the same brand (plus no shipping).

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:31:46pm

re: #184 🌹UOJB!

They were built to last. I’m on my 3rd microwave in the last 7 years and they ALL fail right after the extended warranty!

I get about 10-15 years each. I’ve lived in this house 25 years and I just bought my 3rd overhead microwave.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:33:32pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:35:19pm

re: #182 Dread Pirate Ron

Shut up and take my money…

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:36:41pm

re: #185 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I broke the glass plate in my previous microwave, so I wrote the company to get a replacement plate. The fookin’ plate was only $5 less than a whole new microwave of the same brand (plus no shipping).

What I MISS about Sears—They serviced what they sold and they ALWAYS had replacement parts in stock. Repairman came and got everything fixed the first time. Now TRY and find an appliance repairman!

They charge a base of $150 just to show up and then to repair something costs more than buying a new one.

Absolute WORST things to repair are Keurig machines.

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BigPapa  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:38:36pm
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Belafon  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:44:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:47:03pm

re: #189 🌹UOJB!

What I MISS about Sears—They serviced what they sold and they ALWAYS had replacement parts in stock. Repairman came and got everything fixed the first time. Now TRY and find an appliance repairman!

They charge a base of $150 just to show up and then to repair something costs more than buying a new one.

Absolute WORST things to repair are Keurig machines.

The same microwave I broke the plate in had failed previously. One day it just up and quit. No clock, nothing.

I figured that would be some sort of power problem, but opening the cover on the microwave required a special tool. Specifically, it was closed with star-style screws with a post in the middle. It took some time to find a shop which could sell those tools.

When I got the thing open, the cause of the failure was immediately apparent: a ferrule fuse in a base-mounted block was blown. Plain ol’ fuse like you might buy for your car.

I imagine if I sent the microwave out for repair it would have been $100 bench charge, $50 labour, and 50¢ for the fuse.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:47:26pm

re: #191 Belafon

Levan Polkka

YouTube

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gocart mozart  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:47:42pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:50:24pm

re: #189 🌹UOJB!

Sears Home Services is now A&E appliance service. A&E was a joint 50/50 ownership of Sears and Whirlpool started back in the early 2000s.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:51:14pm

Fast Eddie destroyed Sears. They are all gone from Los Angeles.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:53:40pm

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I fixed my previous microwave by disconnecting and reseating all the connectors on the control board. Over the oven microwaves get a lot of grease where it shouldn’t get.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:53:42pm

re: #179 jaunte

From that guy’s timeline. 😂😂

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:53:48pm

re: #196 🌹UOJB!

Fast Eddie destroyed Sears. They are all gone from Los Angeles.

Sears is pretty much gone from the West Coast. The store I worked at back in the day, up in the Portland, OR metro area, closed a couple years back.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:57:49pm

re: #199 Dr Lizardo

Sears is pretty much gone from the West Coast. The store I worked at back in the day, up in the Portland, OR metro area, closed a couple years back.

It’s another case study of a business maximizing short term profit and not making long range plans. They had everything set up with Prodigy to go full blast into the Internet and instead they decided to buy Dean Witter, Coldwell Banker & H&R Block while starting up the Discover card because their MBA’s said it was easier to get into finance and nobody would really want to shop from home…

Another instance of Joseph Schumpeter’s Law of “Creative Destruction Under Capitalism”.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:59:45pm

re: #200 🌹UOJB!

It’s another case study of a business maximizing short term profit and not making long range plans. They had everything set up with Prodigy to go full blast into the Internet and instead they decided to buy Dean Witter, Coldwell Banker & H&R Block while starting up the Discover card because their MBA’s said it was easier to get into finance and nobody would really want to shop from home…

Another instance of Joseph Schumpeter’s Law of “Creative Destruction Under Capitalism”.

In the end, Sears was done in by a series of poor management decisions, dating back to the mid-to-late 1970s, all of which culminated once Fast Eddie got his hands on it and drove it all into the ground lock, stock and barrel.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 9:59:59pm

re: #196 🌹UOJB!

Fast Eddie destroyed Sears. They are all gone from Los Angeles.

I’m going to miss DieHard Gold batteries. I’ll probably buy Interstate batteries now. My Nissan is 13 years old, I’ll probably need one soon. I might have put a DieHard in back in 2011, I don’t recall. I’m drunk enough to go out in the cold to see….

Yes I did, a 9 year old DieHard Gold.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:01:23pm

re: #202 Dread Pirate Ron

I’m going to miss DieHard Gold batteries. I’ll probably buy Interstate batteries now. My Nissan is 13 years old, I’ll probably need one soon. I might have put a DieHard in back in 2011, I don’t recall. I’m drunk enough to go out in the cold to see….

Yes I did, a 9 year old DieHard Gold.

Oh and Craftsman tools with a lifetime repair guarantee…gone…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:02:08pm

Oh wait….

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:02:40pm
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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:03:26pm

I have a joke about Edgar Allen Poe but promised I would tell it nevermore.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:04:53pm

re: #205 teleskiguy

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Props to Alex Winter for saving what he could from Frank’s vault.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:07:23pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:10:57pm

re: #202 Dread Pirate Ron

I’ll miss the Sears appliance brand. Back when they did their own appliances they were pretty good deals, in so far as they lasted. Same with the Craftsman tools though of course that brand was bought from the Sears vulture-undertaker.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:11:05pm

re: #208 🌹UOJB!

YouTube

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:16:06pm

re: #184 🌹UOJB!

They were built to last. I’m on my 3rd microwave in the last 7 years and they ALL fail right after the extended warranty!

My current microwave is one of Kenmore’s cheapest models, and it is still (fortunately) working after 13 years. I think it dates from near the end of the Kenmore existence.

Sure, it was manufactured by somebody else in east Asia, but it evidently was built to standards that were a bit more demanding than the super cheap models one picks up from Walmart or off Amazon today.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:17:11pm

re: #209 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Unless you’re talking pre-1965, Sears always bought label rights to custom designs from other manufactures. I was part of a Sears Family since 1961. When I worked for Sears in 1976, their Road Handler tires were made by Michelin but had features that Michelin couldn’t use in their tires for so many years.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:17:39pm

Living in Japan for a few years and then returning to the US really opened my eyes at how readily Americans accept sub-standard stuff, from appliances to food.

The Walmart-ization of America accomplished something the Soviet Union never could - deconstructed our will for making things well.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:18:20pm

And nothing screams “substandard” more than Donald Trump.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:18:57pm

re: #200 🌹UOJB!

I was working for Sears in their credit card division back in 2001 when the card group launched the co branded MasterCard, and between that and the private label portfolio took heavy losses, which would ultimately lead Sears CEO at the time (Alan Lacy) to put the card portfolio up for smaller, which was bought by Citigroup in 2003. At that time, Sears was mainly a credit card company (the last big portfolio not owned by a bank) with a less than mediocre retail arm - nearly all of Sears profits came from cards for many years.

We suspected that Fast Eddie was waiting in the wings to acquire Sears once it became a pure play retailer, after buying Kmart out from Chapter 11 to create the late Seats Holdings. Somehow, Fast Eddie though that if he mated two sick dogs in hope of getting a healthy puppy…well, in the end, that healthy puppy was Taste Eddie….

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:28:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:39:22pm

re: #199 Dr Lizardo

Sears is pretty much gone from the West Coast. The store I worked at back in the day, up in the Portland, OR metro area, closed a couple years back.

I think Sears is pretty much gone.

The Kmart in Scottsbluff took a long time to die, but it finally closed in December of 2016. It was one of the anchor stores in Monument Mall, which was also dying.

Since that time the mall changed hands, new investors sunk a frightening amount of money into it, attracted a bunch of new businesses, and it reopened in 2018 (Hobby Lobby took over the space which was the Kmart). Now the mall is bustling again and all the stores are rented.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:40:57pm

re: #217 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They still have a Website though, and they’re running a sale right now on a bunch of stuff (and apparently have a discount if you download their cellphone app because they want to discriminate against people in my area I guess).

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:42:24pm

re: #218 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They still have a Website though, and they’re running a sale right now on a bunch of stuff (and apparently have a discount if you download their cellphone app because they want to discriminate against people in my area I guess).

The EULA probably gives them access to your contact lists.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:44:11pm

re: #215 Eric The Fruit Bat

The most valuable asset of both Sears and Kmart was the land which the free-standing stores stood on, particularly in expensive markets.

Nevertheless, the trend of Sears and Kmart store closures continues, with only 95 stores, including 61 Sears stores, expected to remain open after a wave of store closures announced in July 2020

(via Wikipedia)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 27, 2020 • 10:44:53pm

I’ve never seen Jimi Hendrix’s whole Woodstock performance before.

YouTube

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:01:47pm
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William Lewis  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:02:24pm

re: #213 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Living in Japan for a few years and then returning to the US really opened my eyes at how readily Americans accept sub-standard stuff, from appliances to food.

The Walmart-ization of America accomplished something the Soviet Union never could - deconstructed our will for making things well.

Actually Walmart simply took advantage of the GOP success in union busting which stagnated incomes. With less and less money to afford clothing, food, appliances, etc. people looked to cheaper items. I knew quite a few that understood that you would go through 3 pairs of walmart shoes over the lifespan of better shoes but could not spare the money for the higher quality shoes since the minimum wage is a sick joke.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:04:22pm

Just a reminder that they are now stupid enough to move on from QAnon to “The Great Reset” bullshit.

Last week they called him “Sleepy Joe” and now those same assholes are calling him a mastermind implementing the new Communist World Order.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:06:00pm

re: #222 DodgerFan1988

That Nazi-adjacent Malaysian? Why is he still a thing?

Now racism will end a third time when Kamala Harris takes office. Those are just the rules of racism, at least according to wingnuts.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:12:17pm

Trending hashtag at Twitter: #NSFWChristmasSongs

do I even want to know?

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teleskiguy  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:24:29pm

re: #226 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Trending hashtag at Twitter: #NSFWChristmasSongs

do I even want to know?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:42:48pm

re: #223 William Lewis

For me it was not shoes but backpacks.

Living in Japan I walked everywhere, for three years.

Thus a backpack is necessary. I just went to the local retailer and bought one, not expensive. It was good, lasted the three years, didn’t cost much.

Came back to the US, decided to get another backpack, and all, and I do mean all, of the backpacks in Walmart, Target, etc. were polyester. The one I bought (affordably) in Japan was made out of nylon.

For those who may not know the difference, nylon is quite a bit more durable than polyester.

So here in the US I finally had to go to an upscale outdoors specialty store and bought a North Face backpack. It’s made of nylon. It’s lasted me now over 10 years.

And of course the North Face backpack was 4x the cost of the cheap ones in Walmart, etc. But it was worth it.

But yes, if one doesn’t have the money to buy the good stuff then a person has to buy the cheap stuff.

Same with athletic shoes. The major brands have two kinds of shoes - really cheap models, and expensive models. For those who can afford the expensive shoes, fine. For those who can’t…

This is not a new story, of course. Life has always been about societies fractionating themselves into hierarchies.

The development in the US after FDR was about building a large “middle class”. That was pretty much undone during the Reagan years when ideologues for a malthusian version of capitalism decided that it was too expensive (for them) to maintain a large “middle class”.

I never like these marxist influenced terms (“class”), though. I prefer to think of what happened in the 20th century is that idealism in broad economic development lasted about 4 decades, enabled by relatively inexpensive raw materials.

And then the marriage was struck between the atavists (the religious right) and wealthy malthusians (Murdoch and his ilk.)

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ericblair  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:43:13pm

re: #223 William Lewis

Actually Walmart simply took advantage of the GOP success in union busting which stagnated incomes. With less and less money to afford clothing, food, appliances, etc. people looked to cheaper items. I knew quite a few that understood that you would go through 3 pairs of walmart shoes over the lifespan of better shoes but could not spare the money for the higher quality shoes since the minimum wage is a sick joke.

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms: The Play

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:44:37pm

re: #224 🌹UOJB!

Just a reminder that they are now stupid enough to move on from QAnon to “The Great Reset” bullshit.

Last week they called him “Sleepy Joe” and now those same assholes are calling him a mastermind implementing the new Communist World Order.

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I’ve definitely noticed a lot of mention of “The Great Reset” here on Czech conspiracy/disinfo websites.

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A Cranky One  Nov 27, 2020 • 11:46:38pm

I had a Kelvin joke but it left the audience absolutely cold.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 12:03:45am

re: #229 ericblair

Terry Pratchett’s version of “you get what you pay for.”

Of course to do that, you have to have something to spend to begin with.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 12:09:24am

Someone noted “don’t be surprised if Steak-umm becomes the new Secretary of Education.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 12:58:56am

Rick Wiles, who blamed a “Jew coup” for Trump’s impeachment, wants to help a COVID-spreading synagogue.

Rick Wiles: I Paid the $15,000 COVID Fine for That Huge Orthodox Jewish Wedding (Goes to The Friendly Atheist)

For holding that disturbing super-spreader event, the organizers were fined a pathetic $15,000 “for violating public health restrictions.”

Well, here’s a twist for you: Right-wing pundit and professional anti-Semite Rick Wiles says he paid that fine on their behalf.

Sure, Wiles has said the “Antichrist will be Jewish.” And that Jews control Donald Trump. And that a “Jew coup” was responsible for impeaching Trump. But apparently he hates imaginary attacks on religious freedom way more than he hates Jewish people.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 1:24:08am

On Ten Commandments monuments destroyed, the count is now:

Christians: 3
Atheists: 0

Nevertheless, it’s the atheists who get the blame for this (accuse the other side of what you are guilty).

In the first two cases, it was Christians (in Oklahoma and Arkansas) who thought it was a blaspheme to have a Ten Commandments monument on secular property.

In this case, the monument was on county property but in a hard-to-view location. The man uprooted it with his truck because he wanted to move it in front of the courthouse.

A man accused of vandalizing a Ten Commandments monument at the Flathead County Courthouse in Kalispell earlier this summer was found guilty Monday in Flathead County District Court.

Anthony Craig Weimer, 30, of Kalispell, was found guilty of felony criminal mischief by District Judge Amy Eddy after the one-day bench trial.

Flathead Deputy County Attorney Stacy Boman presented the state’s case while Greg Rapkoch of the county Public Defender’s Office defended Weimer.

Weimer, who admitted to the offense while on the witness stand, said after the verdict he wished he would have represented himself.

Weimer said his reasoning for pulling the monument from its location was that he wanted it in front of the courthouse.

(more)

Man found guilty of vandalizing Ten Commandments monument (Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, MT)

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Jack Burton  Nov 28, 2020 • 1:55:44am

California going back into a more serious lock down/curfew and many places *finally* putting in mask mandates it looked like we were just starting to have a reduction in the rate of increase and possibly a move toward flattening the numbers or maybe even reducing in a week a so.

BUT…

I NEED TO HAVE TURKEY WITH GRAMMA!

So that’s out the window now. Thanks plague rats.

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:03:57am

re: #86 Hecuba’s daughter

Trumpsters have been pushing this scenario ever since Biden was declared the winner. Unless the corrupt SCOTUS intervenes in the lawsuits, it’s not happening. But if it does — I think the title of the 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson film will define the moment and there will be no peaceful transition of power.

Quite obviously, in the unlikeliest event the SCOTUS will touch any such case with a 10-ft pole, it’s only to dismiss it with prejudice.

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Nojay UK  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:07:06am

re: #192 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I figured that would be some sort of power problem, but opening the cover on the microwave required a special tool. Specifically, it was closed with star-style screws with a post in the middle. It took some time to find a shop which could sell those tools.

Microwave ovens have 4000 volts at killing current levels running around inside of them to power the magnetron. The security screws you encountered are there to prevent amateur tinkerers from hacking around inside them and getting killed.

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:07:41am

Those missing spaces in the Kraken filing - it’s what sometimes happens when you open a Word document in another version of Word. Happened to me exactly once, this year. So I’d guess somebody (this Juli Haller or whomever the PDF creating tool belongs to) opened the file they got from Sidney and created the PDF without proofreading.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:09:43am

re: #236 Jack Burton

California going back into a more serious lock down/curfew and many places *finally* putting in mask mandates it looked like we were just starting to have a reduction in the rate of increase and possibly a move toward flattening the numbers or maybe even reducing in a week a so.

BUT…

I NEED TO HAVE TURKEY WITH GRAMMA!

So that’s out the window now. Thanks plague rats.

You could live here, where the governors of Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota don’t care how many people die.

Amazingly, my little village is still plague-free. I have no idea why that is; possibly because no one else wants to leave town either.

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:13:59am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:18:30am

Out of my brain, on the train!

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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:26:39am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:36:23am

Nebraska statewide:

Total staffed hospital beds: 4,028
Active Covid cases hospitalised: 931 (no change since yesterday)
Total positive cases: 124,066 (state population 1,900,000), +1,114 on 26 Nov, +2,876 on 25 Nov (doubled since October 24), recovered 61,605
Deaths: 984 (+28)
experience.arcgis.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:40:00am

re: #243 dangerman

Malicious compliance. (::

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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:46:58am

we are where we are largely because of how the press reports

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:51:40am

I do not understand how anyone can morally justify being a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Allow the Bishop of Fresno Joseph Brennan to explain:

I won’t be able to take a vaccine — I just won’t, brothers and sisters, and I encourage you not to — if it was developed with material from stem cells that were derived from a baby that was aborted or material that was cast off from artificial insemination of a human embryo. It’s morally unacceptable for us. It’s amazing how there are some theologians, Catholic theologians, who are saying that we can do this.

… To get this close to participation on a moral level in an abortion, in the taking of a human life unjustly, is too close for me, too close for comfort. There are some things, brothers and sisters, in our moral life that are black and white; they’re not gray.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 28, 2020 • 2:59:08am

re: #246 dangerman

we are where we are largely because of how the press reports

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I’d genuinely love to see a journalist straight-up tell Trump to his face, “Yeah, but Sir, you lost, you’re outta the White House come January 20th whether you like it or not, no ifs, ands or buts about it.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:12:37am

re: #248 Dr Lizardo

I’d genuinely love to see a journalist straight-up tell Trump to his face, “Yeah, but Sir, you lost, you’re outta the White House come January 20th whether you like it or not, no ifs, ands or buts about it.”

In every major coup attempt the media is at best ambivalent, or worst in support, because if the coup succeeds, any media outlet which opposed the coup is shut down and the employees arrested as enemies of the state.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:16:03am

Nojay UK

Microwave ovens have 4000 volts at killing current levels running around inside of them to power the magnetron. The security screws you encountered are there to prevent amateur tinkerers from hacking around inside them and getting killed.

They also have at least one hefty capacitor that will set you on your ass days after the oven is unplugged.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:17:39am

I have a Mondrian joke, but it’s pretty square.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:21:40am

Dominion Voting Systems threatens to sue Sidney Powell. (I thought they should do this ever since this nonsense came up.)

Statement from Dominion on Sidney Powell’s Charges (goes to Dominion Voting Systems)

Following a very long listing of the facts of the case, Dominion concludes:

Sidney Powell’s wild and reckless allegations are not only demonstrably false, they have led to stalking, harassment, and death threats to Dominion employees. This criminal activity has been duly reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, and we intend to hold Ms. Powell, and those aiding and abetting her fraudulent actions, accountable for any harm that may occur as a result.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:44:17am

I have an “I Have a Joke” joke, but it’s ridiculously self-referential.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:53:24am

Thread, five tweets.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:57:22am

I had a joke about a bucket but it wouldn’t hold water.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:06:42am

a) Trump’s faith advisor goes HEAVY METAL! [Sound of Victory] [Paula White Remix] (2:40)
b) Kenneth Copeland goes METAL! [HA HA HA remix] (0:51)

Trump’s faith advisor goes HEAVY METAL! [Sound of Victory] [Paula White Remix]

Kenneth Copeland goes METAL! [HA HA HA remix]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:11:59am

Because any thread is improved with musicians performing modern music on mediæval instruments, here’s another version of “Game of Thrones” on hurdy-gurdy by Patty Gurdy (yesterday I put up a version with a rackett trio)

[2:01]

GAME OF THRONES PLAYED ON A HURDY GURDY - Patty Gurdy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:19:57am

Two people playing the same theme on the cimbalom (a giant hammered dulcimer, 1:46, you know I can keep digging these up)

Game of Thrones Kaboom Cover

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:23:39am

More traditional music for the cimbalom.

J. S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy in D minor, BWV 903 - Matěj Číp, cimbalom (8:39)

Recording from the graduation concert that was held on 3rd April 2018 at Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, Janáček Hall.

J. S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy in D minor, BWV 903 - Matěj Číp, cimbalom

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:24:24am

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well if that’s the case…

House Of The Rising Sun 1270 A.D (Cover in Old French 800-1400 A.D) Bardcore

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:28:20am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:30:29am

Game of Thrones Theme on Renaissance Woodwinds (2:15, crumhorn and recorder)

Game of Thrones Theme on Renaissance Woodwinds

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:36:03am

re: #78 sagehen

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Video

He is a fun concert to attend. Have seen him a few times and they have been great, feel good concerts.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:40:06am
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:43:07am

re: #94 lawhawk

I have a Van Gogh joke, but it was half heard.

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:44:17am
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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:46:38am

And then back the other direction…

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (string quartet cover)

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:46:54am

re: #267 William Lewis

Heh. Like the Methadones and their cover of Scandal’s “Goodbye to You” which I found better than the original.

methadones - goodbye to you

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:48:46am

re: #269 Dr Lizardo

Heh. Like the Methadones and their cover of Scandal’s “Goodbye to You” which I found better than the original.

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Video

Nice!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 4:57:43am

re: #264 Dr Lizardo

Dayum, he’s good. I’m jealous.

I gave up trying to play guitar when I was a teenager. I tried banjo and mandolin afterwards, and just couldn’t get a handle on string instruments with necks and frets.

In the Navy I discovered my true calling with hammered dulcimers and crumhorns. (My crumhorn collection is in the hands of my ex-wife and she won’t give them up, even though she can’t play them.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:01:33am

re: #268 William Lewis

And then back the other direction…

If we’re doing violins … (3:51)

Vanessa-Mae - Classical Gas (Official Video)

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:02:33am

re: #271 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Dayum, he’s good. I’m jealous.

I gave up trying to play guitar when I was a teenager. I tried banjo and mandolin afterwards, and just couldn’t get a handle on string instruments with necks and frets.

In the Navy I discovered my true calling with hammered dulcimers and crumhorns. (My crumhorn collection is in the hands of my ex-wife and she won’t give them up, even though she can’t play them.)

I’m currently teaching myself electric guitar. Owing to a broken finger on my left hand which never really healed right, I’m going southpaw on the guitar. And it’s different to learn, because I’m right handed.

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jamesfirecat  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:03:33am

re: #223 William Lewis

Actually Walmart simply took advantage of the GOP success in union busting which stagnated incomes. With less and less money to afford clothing, food, appliances, etc. people looked to cheaper items. I knew quite a few that understood that you would go through 3 pairs of walmart shoes over the lifespan of better shoes but could not spare the money for the higher quality shoes since the minimum wage is a sick joke.

Also known as the Sam Vimes themes of economic injustice…

At the time of Men at Arms, Samuel Vimes earned thirty-eight dollars a month as a Captain of the Watch, plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots, the sort that would last years and years, cost fifty dollars. This was beyond his pocket and the most he could hope for was an affordable pair of boots costing ten dollars, which might with luck last a year or so before he would need to resort to makeshift cardboard insoles so as to prolong the moment of shelling out another ten dollars.

Therefore over a period of ten years, he might have paid out a hundred dollars on boots, twice as much as the man who could afford fifty dollars up front ten years before. And he would still have wet feet.

EDIT: Ninjaed by 229.

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:08:20am

re: #272 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If we’re doing violins … (3:51)

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Video

That’s fun!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:08:39am
Panhandle health officials report a decline in positive cases this week, however, deaths continue to increase.

As of Friday, Panhandle Public Health District director Kim Engel reported one additional death, bringing the total of deaths in the Panhandle to 50. The death confirmed Friday involved a Scotts Bluff County man in his 50s. On Nov. 10, the Panhandle reported 21 total deaths. Since then, 29 additional deaths have been confirmed. The Star-Herald asked how many deaths are pending confirmation, as officials have noted that it can sometimes take weeks for a death to be confirmed. Engel said 16 deaths are pending confirmation.

and

COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Panhandle have seen some improvement, down to 41% of staffed beds. Last week, officials were reporting 49.5% of staff beds were filled with COVID-19 patients.

However, each of the 12 counties covered by PPHD reported new active cases Friday. Active case numbers continue to be high, with 370 new cases reported and a total of 2,410 active cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle.

(more)

Though cases remain high, health officials report lower case levels (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:20:06am

One last tidbit before I finish my shift…

The Trooper - Iron Maiden Cover - Gálata (Medieval Folk)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:20:31am

Holy Koolaid goes into how Evangelicals think about before and after the election and why they do so. (Mr. Westbrook used to be an Evangelical before becoming an atheist counter-apologist).

He tries to explain why they think this way for both Christians and atheists. (13:12)

Inside the Mind of an Evangelical

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sagehen  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:24:11am

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Thread, five tweets.

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I think it was Malcolm Gladwell who said the reason Princeton alums are so much more successful than Flyspeck Community College alums…has nothing to do with the quality of the instruction. It’s because Princeton has an applicant pool large enough to only accept students who were going to be successful no matter where they went to college. Or whether or not they went to college at all.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:24:35am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

I’ve definitely noticed a lot of mention of “The Great Reset” here on Czech conspiracy/disinfo websites.

Canada, too.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:26:45am

re: #197 Dread Pirate Ron

I fixed my previous microwave by disconnecting and reseating all the connectors on the control board. Over the oven microwaves get a lot of grease where it shouldn’t get.

Yeah, that’s where our is. The vents get a lot of gunk built up real quickly.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:31:47am

re: #224 🌹UOJB!

Just a reminder that they are now stupid enough to move on from QAnon to “The Great Reset” bullshit.

Last week they called him “Sleepy Joe” and now those same assholes are calling him a mastermind implementing the new Communist World Order.

Conspiracy theories work much like religions do. If the prophecy doesn’t pan out, it’s either because of some outside force working against it, a new revelation comes along showing “what you missed the first time,” there are more dots to connect, or in Q-speak “trust the plan” (put it in God’s hands). Everyone not in on it are part of the forces working against it.

Conspiracy theories cannot fail, they can only be failed, much like conservatism or religions.

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Targetpractice  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:36:49am

re: #282 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Conspiracy theories work much like religions do. If the prophecy doesn’t pan out, it’s either because of some outside force working against it, a new revelation comes along showing “what you missed the first time,” there are more dots to connect, or in Q-speak “trust the plan” (put it in God’s hands). Everyone not in on it are part of the forces working against it.

Conspiracy theories cannot fail, they can only be failed, much like conservatism or religions.

It’s like doomsday prophecies: Every time the world fails to come to an end, the faithful experience a temporary crisis of faith, and then immediately decide that the “signs” were misinterpreted and rejigger the prophecy to a new date. And if they can’t accomplish that, then they just move on to something new to keep the rubes coming back.

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dat_said  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:39:08am

re: #279 sagehen

I think it was Malcolm Gladwell who said the reason Princeton alums are so much more successful than Flyspeck Community College alums…has nothing to do with the quality of the instruction. It’s because Princeton has an applicant pool large enough to only accept students who were going to be successful no matter where they went to college. Or whether or not they went to college at all.

I’ve seen a few struggling Midwest companies quickly die after they hired a Harvard MBA as CEO to save them. Not sure if it’s because of what they learned there or if it’s because only middling Harvard MBAs need to leave the East for work.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:39:34am

I’m going to head off to bed, so I’ll leave you with one final hammered dulcimer performance.

Nothing Else Matters by Metallica Dizzi Emily Hammered Dulcimer Duo (4:24)
For more info please visit dizzi.co.uk [dead link]

Nothing Else Matters by Metallica Dizzi Emily Hammered Dulcimer Duo

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:49:24am

re: #285 dat_said

I’ve seen a few struggling Midwest companies quickly die after they hired a Harvard MBA as CEO to save them. Not sure if it’s because of what they learned there or if it’s because only middling Harvard MBAs need to leave the East for work.

As far as I can tell (I don’t play an MBA on television), their purpose is to maximise profit at the expense of labour or service.

The point of an MBA seems to me to be vulture capitalism, to pick apart a company and cash it in.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:51:15am

re: #277 William Lewis

That makes bagpipes sound irritating.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:54:05am

Pantera “Cowboys From Hell” - hurdy gurdy & drums cover - Guilhem Desq (this guy is a one-man band, 2:59)

Pantera “Cowboys From Hell” - hurdy gurdy & drums cover - Guilhem Desq

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BigPapa  Nov 28, 2020 • 5:57:01am

So I’ve had a tad of a sore throat yesterday and nose is a little runny. Fuck. No temp or other symptoms. I don’t get sick much and have not been out much. Might have to go get tested.

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jeffreyw  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:01:59am

YouTube

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:02:55am

re: #290 BigPapa

So I’ve had a tad of a sore throat yesterday and nose is a little runny. Fuck. No temp or other symptoms. I don’t get sick much and have not been out much. Might have to go get tested.

Let’s just hope it’s a case of the twenty-four hour crud.

I’m really off to bed now … g’night (well, it’s morning here, but that’s how it works for me).

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sagehen  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:04:06am

re: #285 dat_said

I’ve seen a few struggling Midwest companies quickly die after they hired a Harvard MBA as CEO to save them. Not sure if it’s because of what they learned there or if it’s because only middling Harvard MBAs need to leave the East for work.

It’s because Harvard has an absurdly high percentage of legacy admissions or donor-driven admissions. (Jared Kushner’s dad paid $2.5 million to get him admitted). Intelligence isn’t as heritable a trait as we’d like to believe; and the offspring of the wealthy are often lazy, and they’ve never in their lives heard an objective judgment of their work product.

If it was me picking a new CEO, or a lawyer. I’d go for the top-of-his-class at a second-tier school.

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sagehen  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:07:00am

re: #290 BigPapa

So I’ve had a tad of a sore throat yesterday and nose is a little runny. Fuck. No temp or other symptoms. I don’t get sick much and have not been out much. Might have to go get tested.

Open some spice jars; can you smell them? cheap yet accurate test.

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SerialUpDinger  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:07:35am

re: #193 Dread Pirate Ron

thank you for sharing this. Put a smile on my face. I have no idea what language they are singing - it sounds beautiful and amazing.

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Belafon  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:10:40am

Looks like the 80/20 rule is in effect:

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:16:09am

re: #290 BigPapa

So I’ve had a tad of a sore throat yesterday and nose is a little runny. Fuck. No temp or other symptoms. I don’t get sick much and have not been out much. Might have to go get tested.

Eat breakfast and see if your taste is still good. That really seems to be the big symptom.

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Belafon  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:16:20am
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Belafon  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:17:47am
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BigPapa  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:17:49am

re: #297 William Lewis

Eat breakfast and see if your taste is still good. That really seems to be the big symptom.

Why yes, I think turkey and pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast is the perfect test.

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Belafon  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:32:33am

One of the things Biden is planning on doing is making the whole government responsible for responding to climate change, not just the EPA: m.dailykos.com

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Dave In Austin  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:38:29am

Good morning. This is deserved.
I literally had tears of joy this morning watching the Pres. Elect and Dr. Biden speaking to healthcare a d military workers on Thanksgiving afternoon.

Joe Biden will Beas beloved as Barack Obama ImHO.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:42:38am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:44:35am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:44:41am

re: #301 Belafon

One of the things Biden is planning on doing is making the whole government responsible for responding to climate change, not just the EPA: m.dailykos.com

DoD is the largest fed energy user, and has led environmental progress from the beginning. USAF flew a B52 on biofuel more than 20 years ago, and the Army tested an electric HMMWV at about the same time. New construction and retrofitting have tackled HVAC waste since the 70s. They didn’t do it because they’re tree-huggers, they did it because energy is a national security must-do.

(OTOH, never ask a commander at Ft Jackson what he thinks of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.)

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Nojay UK  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:51:40am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

(OTOH, never ask a commander at Ft Jackson what he thinks of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.)

One guy I shared a lab with in a secure site in the south of England was a keen amateur botanist. The site, being protected from intrusion and development by wire fences and armed guards was host to a number of rare plants including, he claimed, a wild orchid that was believed to be extinct in Britain. Unfortunately for him he couldn’t take samples (which he wouldn’t have done anyway), he couldn’t take pictures and he couldn’t tell anyone else about it because of the nature of the site. Bummer.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:52:26am

ENGARDE!

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mmmirele  Nov 28, 2020 • 6:53:28am

re: #61 Sir John Barron

Conservatives for the past month: Trump deserves his day in court and for all the needed recounts to occur.

Conservatives after Trump’s lame arguments are bounced out of court 40+ times and recounts increase Biden’s vote: Let’s hold state legislative “hearings” where only Republican members hear “evidence” and random people express their beliefs based on what they’ve heard from Facebook and Qanon.

And why yes, we’re going to get those bogus hearings. One of my coworkers shared a remark from one of her Kansas cousins about how Rudy Tootie Stale and Losing was coming to Arizona for a legislative hearing on voter fraud on Monday. I told my coworker that absolutely nothing was going to come of it as the lege is not in session and there’s no legislation on the table. The cousin apparently believes this stuff is going to save them. My coworker is trying to let cousin down gently, gently….

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mmmirele  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:07:16am

re: #112 A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!

Bluetooth is for wireless attachments, like mouses, speakers, headphones and all that.

Get a laptop. Tablets are way convenient, but you’re not in a place where you could make the best use of them and you’d still (IMHO) want a laptop.

I have a cheap Chrome laptop that I use in bed. I prefer keyboards and tablets, well, they don’t give me the tactile sensation of touching the keys. I’m not recommending a cheap Chrome laptop, but I keep looking at a Dell XPS 13 inch laptop…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:09:35am
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BigPapa  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:11:31am

Taste buds still work. Boiled up some broth, tossed it a few taters, turkey meat, stuffing hunks. Shoveled and slurped it down.

Roasted the bones in my cast iron skillet yesterday. Put them in the pot and boiled off some water in the skillet to get the bits and goodness.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:20:06am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:22:19am

Racist fucking piece of shit to the end.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:27:58am

re: #313 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Racist fucking piece of shit to the end.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:40:06am

Your feel good article of the day.

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A Cranky One  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:41:01am

I can hardly keep up with all the comments today. It’s like:

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:44:25am

Cobb County GOP office in Marietta, GA— RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel is holding a meet & greet with Georgia Republicans:

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Belafon  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:52:59am

A thought about abortion: The Democratic position, that abortion should be legal and available is the middle position. The extremes are no abortions, and families can have no more than n children.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:58:09am
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mmmirele  Nov 28, 2020 • 7:58:12am

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A debate is raging inside Young Life as the Colorado-based ministry faces backlash over LGBTQ policy (Denver Post)

Oh, this is absolutely no surprise. Evangelicals have a very, very bad habit of trying to ignore evil in their midst. I can give you a couple examples off the top of my head:

* Re Pastoral Sexual Abuse: The Southern Baptist Convention, #CaringWell and Jules Woodson:

(tl;dr Woodson was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor, she’s been seeking justice, but the SBC Credentials Committee decided the church and the pastor where this occurred were in good standing with the SBC.)

See also the hashtag #ChurchToo.

* The treatment of former Evangelicals by current Evangelicals (“you just wanted to sin”). The hashtag #Exvangelical is evergreen, but currently #Ileftbecause is getting a lot of personal accounts in it, such as this one:

This is by no means the extent of Evangelicals Doing Life Together Badly (“doing life together” is a cliche statement from Evangelicals). I could add in the treatment of women, the treatment of people of color and indigenous persons, and, of course, I absolutely cannot forget how Evangelicals have gone in hook, line and sinker for Donald Trump.

I heard a statement on a Black church podcast last weekend, and it bears repeating and remembering, because it says *volumes*:

“White Evangelicals think they are the guardians of Christianity in America.”

No, no they’re not.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:15:09am

re: #318 Belafon

What I tell my pro-gun, pro-life friends about abortion: Freedom isn’t free.

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HeelBearCub  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:17:07am

re: #320 mmmirele

This is an evergreen issue in every religion and ideological movement. There are always those who hold themselves to be the avatars of purity. It’s just a version of the common “no true Scotsman” fallacy.

They’ve been arguing about what Jesus really meant since 33 CE or so …

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stpaulbear  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:21:04am

re: #319 jaunte

It’s going to be interesting watching (knock on wood) Perdue and Loeffler lose because of the Trumpers and then go crazy blaming it all on Kemp, McDaniel and, with any luck, McConnell. I hope the damage to the republican party is permanent. After what Kemp did in the runup to the governor’s election, he needs to become an example of how bad karmic payback can get.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:26:52am

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:28:37am

BTW, if you haven’t seen this series, do it as soon as possible.

Years & Years (2019): Official Trailer | HBO

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:29:20am

re: #237 Nyet

Quite obviously, in the unlikeliest event the SCOTUS will touch any such case with a 10-ft pole, it’s only to dismiss it with prejudice.

Hoping you are right but the Brett Kavanaugh concurring opinion in the Nov.3 Wisconsin case is very troubling;

Justice Kavanaugh wrote that Election Day mail-in deadlines were devised “to avoid the chaos and suspicions of impropriety that can ensue if thousands of absentee ballots flow in after Election Day and potentially flip the results of an election.

Who knows what a corrupt court — which this is — could do with that type of reasoning? Gorsuch opinion on the Cuomo case made me very concerned about what could happen.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:33:42am

re: #319 jaunte

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Inducing any sizable number of Republicans not to vote, or to waste their votes, would be unprecedented but these are unprecedented times. It may be another sign of the great implosion of American conservatism, the Gooberdammerung.
An oldie but truthy from ‘14:

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A hollow voice says,1st round on points. Onward!  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:33:43am

re: #291 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:37:07am

re: #279 sagehen

I think it was Malcolm Gladwell who said the reason Princeton alums are so much more successful than Flyspeck Community College alums…has nothing to do with the quality of the instruction. It’s because Princeton has an applicant pool large enough to only accept students who were going to be successful no matter where they went to college. Or whether or not they went to college at all.

That may be true for some fields but I still recall a conversation with a friend who has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Illinois. He described a fellow student who attended a third tier college for undergraduate work and had received top grades there; unfortunately his gaps in knowledge were too severe to allow him to compete academically in the tough program available at U of I. For many programs in the sciences especially there is a significant difference in quality that leaves student behind in the competition.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:38:18am

re: #234 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Rick Wiles, who blamed a “Jew coup” for Trump’s impeachment, wants to help a COVID-spreading synagogue.

Rick Wiles: I Paid the $15,000 COVID Fine for That Huge Orthodox Jewish Wedding (Goes to The Friendly Atheist)

(more)

No. Wiles did that because he wants to kill Jews. He’s repeatedly said that he wants a Jew-Free America.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:41:26am

Needed something to wake me up this morning along with strong coffee!

KING KONG (1933 Max Steiner Soundtrack Score) Full LP Album

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:41:54am

re: #326 Hecuba’s daughter

Hoping you are right but the Brett Kavanaugh concurring opinion in the Nov.3 Wisconsin case is very troubling;

Who knows what a corrupt court — which this is — could do with that type of reasoning? Gorsuch opinion on the Cuomo case made me very concerned about what could happen.

Not at all, because, first of all, this opinion is irrelevant to the current issues and its importance has been distorted (he is simply pointing out the reason why some states mandate accepting only ballots received by Nov. 3 - without in any way denying the right of other states to acknowledge ballots mailed by Nov. 3), this very same “appearances” logic works against Trump in this case; the majority of the court is *guaranteed* to go against the Trump clowns (pretty sure even Kavanaugh would). But this will probably never be tested because there will be nothing to test, as the SCOTUS will probably let these comical lawsuits die a silent death.

No reason to entertain scenarios that won’t happen.

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jamesfirecat  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:42:09am

re: #326 Hecuba’s daughter

Hoping you are right but the Brett Kavanaugh concurring opinion in the Nov.3 Wisconsin case is very troubling;

Who knows what a corrupt court — which this is — could do with that type of reasoning? Gorsuch opinion on the Cuomo case made me very concerned about what could happen.

The gap is too big and in too many different states, if the supreme court flips it then there will be riots and turmoil the likes of which have not been seen since the civil war.

Also keep in mind it’s going to be really hard for the supreme court to decide that one particular case can be applied wide enough to flip all the electoral college votes they need to flip, so the moment that they do it to one state, before they can start working on another those riots are going to hit like an Earthquake before they can start on the second.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:44:49am
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jaunte  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:46:27am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:48:09am

re: #319 jaunte

Of course, Ronna McDaniel never actually believed there was voter fraud in the election. She and other Republican officials just didn’t want to upset Trump’s base of supporters for their own political purposes.

And now it’s backfiring.

Let’s not assume this leads to voter non-participation; given the Republican track record, it is likely to lead to (1) real fraud to overcome the fake fraud that they perceive is occurring and (2) doubling down on voter suppression. Kemp will be working overtime to avoid a repeat of Stacey Abrams’ success in November.

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jamesfirecat  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:53:17am

re: #336 Hecuba’s daughter

Let’s not assume this leads to voter non-participation; given the Republican track record, it is likely to lead to (1) real fraud to overcome the fake fraud that they perceive is occurring and (2) doubling down on voter suppression. Kemp will be working overtime to avoid a repeat of Stacey Abrams’ success in November.

I’m really not worried about option 1 at all, when rank and file Republicans attempt real fraud they tend to get caught and punished for it…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:54:59am

re: #320 mmmirele

Interesting. I never thought of this.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:55:56am

Collins expanding race war campaigning into religious war campaigning:

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:57:43am

re: #279 sagehen

I think it was Malcolm Gladwell who said the reason Princeton alums are so much more successful than Flyspeck Community College alums…has nothing to do with the quality of the instruction. It’s because Princeton has an applicant pool large enough to only accept students who were going to be successful no matter where they went to college. Or whether or not they went to college at all.

Not always.

The “big brain” in my graduating high school class got a 4 year scholarship to Princeton…and flunked out in his first semester!

Why?

It’s because he was a spoiled brat who was always catered to as a “special child”. Parents spoiled him and teachers endlessly kissed his ass because his uncle was President of the School Board.

And what happened to him in the end?

He wound up in a commune with other libertarians living in his Ayn Randian Laissez Fairyland.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:57:59am
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Sherlock Hound  Nov 28, 2020 • 8:59:01am

re: #287 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As far as I can tell (I don’t play an MBA on television), their purpose is to maximise profit at the expense of labour or service.

The point of an MBA seems to me to be vulture capitalism, to pick apart a company and cash it in.

They have a mindset: “I can manage ANYTHING!” Recall the stories of Bain Capital “managers”, running their companies into the ground because they don’t understand how their business works.

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:00:50am

re: #333 jamesfirecat

The gap is too big and in too many different states, if the supreme court flips it then there will be riots and turmoil the likes of which have not been seen since the civil war.

Also keep in mind it’s going to be really hard for the supreme court to decide that one particular case can be applied wide enough to flip all the electoral college votes they need to flip, so the moment that they do it to one state, before they can start working on another those riots are going to hit like an Earthquake before they can start on the second.

Let’s not also forget that SCOTUS is not a fact-finding court. It can only decide on whether the lower courts were correct. And so far the official campaign has not alleged fraud. Powell did, but let’s be frank, her clown-shoes lawsuit has no more chance of succeeding anywhere than Orly Taitz’ birther lawsuits.

The issues about fairness are state issues, they have been decided over and over again by the Republican judges, including the four in PA (that’s the only one which is close to a SCOTUS case right now and it’s looking very, very, very grim for them; snowball has a better chance in hell; and it’s not even a direct case but rather a case about whether the complaint can be amended LOL - so even if by some miracle the SCOTUS decides for the thugs, back to Judge Brann it goes).

And the clock is ticking.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:02:41am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:07:05am

Horror stories from non-union world. I worked minimum wage jobs in high school and college.
One of the most remarkable incidents happened when I was a security guard in graduate school. I was working at a small bar/restaurant near the TTU campus. It was a slow night and there were no managers there. A bartender was in charge. He locked the place and we all fled to the neighboring business’s cellar for the very good reason that there was a tornado on the ground about half a mile away. He was fired. The boss called him a coward. He was not able to collect unemployment, such is the law in the feudal state of Texas. My more enlightened employers dropped them as a client.
I remembered these experiences when I set up my own business 20 years later. I am convinced that this is a big part of the reason we were successful.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:09:43am

Next time I’m in Japan, I’mma have to take this train - the fare is the same as a normal train.

Beautiful Zen Garden Train in JAPAN (Osaka→Kyoto)

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Jay C  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:13:10am

re: #326 Hecuba’s daughter

re: #333 jamesfirecat

re: #343 Nyet

Also: its other (manifold) legal inadequacies aside, isn’t the PA case the Trumpsters are trying to push to SCOTUS basically massive overreaching? I.e., hinging on a demand to throw out all/most of the state’s entire (?)Presidential votes based on ludicrously vague (and likely unprovable) “allegations” of (similarly unprovable) “irregularities”?

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:16:08am

re: #347 Jay C

Also: its other (manifold) legal inadequacies aside, isn’t the PA case the Trumpsters are trying to push to SCOTUS basically massive overreaching? I.e., hinging on a demand to throw out all/most of the state’s entire (?)Presidential votes based on ludicrously vague (and likely unprovable) “allegations” of (similarly unprovable) “irregularities”?

Yes. Not gonna happen.

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Nyet  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:16:42am

There’s a reason why a Trump-appointed judge wrote that opinion.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:16:59am
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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:25:48am

Collins needs to be stripped of his chaplaincy and kicked out of the armed services.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:30:26am
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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:31:07am

re: #298 Belafon

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Danack  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:35:46am

re: #2 mmmirele

taking a look at Sidney Powell’s filings. It’s long, and as you might have expected, it’s complete and utter hogwash.

There was a phrase used very far down that thread that deserves using more often:

Trash onion

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mmmirele  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:37:59am

re: #344 jaunte

Andy Biggs is my asshat congressman. He’s an anti-masker and I’ve taken up telling him bluntly on his Facebook that he’s killing people. I’ve also told him that one of his pet Evangelical pastors is preaching sedition, but I’m not going to say who it is. I want E*ric J*ones (not to be mistaken for the Monty Python guy, this fellow has no religious education whatsoever, he used to be a technologist and real estate agent) to call up Andy all frantic on Monday morning about the woman who was outside his church with the sign saying: “E*ric Jones: The Constitution Trumps Your False Prophets!”

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:39:15am

re: #347 Jay C

Also: its other (manifold) legal inadequacies aside, isn’t the PA case the Trumpsters are trying to push to SCOTUS basically massive overreaching? I.e., hinging on a demand to throw out all/most of the state’s entire (?)Presidential votes based on ludicrously vague (and likely unprovable) “allegations” of (similarly unprovable) “irregularities”?

This has been a very popular theme among dedicated Trumpsters — that you can revert to a literal (“originalist”) reading of Article 2 of the Constitution to have Republican legislatures ignore the popular vote and instead select their own slate of electors.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:41:48am

re: #353 dangerman

Dunning-Kreuger effect in action with this engineer…

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makeitstop  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:48:20am

Yeah, unless they’re building a time machine he’s wasting his money.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:49:29am

re: #357 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Jay C  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:49:37am

re: #356 Hecuba’s daughter

This has been a very popular theme among dedicated Trumpsters — that you can revert to a literal (“originalist”) reading of Article 2 of the Constitution to have Republican legislatures ignore the popular vote and instead select their own slate of electors.

Even in cases where state law unequivocally specifies that the state’s Electors/Electoral Votes are to be selected/cast for the winner of the popular vote?

I mean, dedicated wingers can always find some sort of “legal” “justification” for virtually any political nuttery: but some of this electoral-vote nonsense is really getting down to “gold fringe on the flag” territory…

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plansbandc  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:50:35am

re: #162 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

No surprise they are anti gay. Let them join but they can’t participate? Fuck that.

In high school, I was briefly part of Young Life. I went to a few meetings and LOVED them and was a cast member in their haunted house. (Yeah, one of the huge haunted housed in Denver back then was a fundraiser for Young Life. Imagine that happening now in Evangelical circles. :D)

Anywho, my mother saw me going towards that side of Christianity and gave me the big nixer about doing anything with YL again.

Later, at CU, I had several folks try to convert me to Campus Life (the college version). I lost a friend to that group.

My mom is awesome. She saw that shit for what it was and put her foot down. I’m so glad she did, because by the time they were after me in college, I knew better.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:53:03am

re: #358 makeitstop

Exactly. Practically every state has finished counting and has already picked its electors for Joe Biden.

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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:53:40am

re: #359 Eric The Fruit Bat

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why single out this one cohort?
under 30.and already recovered. so what?

everyone else is getting vaccinated

what is the benefit for these people (of which you aren’t one) to not?

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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:55:53am

re: #360 Jay C

Even in cases where state law unequivocally specifies that the state’s Electors/Electoral Votes are to be selected/cast for the winner of the popular vote?

I mean, dedicated wingers can always find some sort of “legal” “justification” for virtually any political nuttery: but some of this electoral-vote nonsense is really getting down to “gold fringe on the flag” territory…

this is a hail mary pass in a baseball game

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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:58:50am

I ran 16.5 miles this am.

parts of me are very unhappy

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BigPapa  Nov 28, 2020 • 9:59:13am

Thought I know they can’t pull it off and it’s a clown show, I still loathe and detest all the GOP MF’ers trying to do it. I won’t forget.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:02:22am
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retired cynic  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:02:41am

Speaking of horror clown shows:

Trump moves to strip job protections from White House budget analysts as he races to transform civil service, by Lisa Rein, WaPo

The outgoing Trump administration is racing to enact the biggest change to the federal civil service in generations, reclassifying career employees at key agencies to strip their job protections and leave them open to being fired before Joe Biden takes office.
The move to pull off an executive order the president issued less than two weeks before Election Day — affecting tens of thousands of people in policy roles — is accelerating at the agency closest to the White House, the Office of Management and Budget.
The budget office sent a list this week of roles identified by its politically appointed leaders to the federal personnel agency for final sign-off. The list comprises 88 percent of its workforce — 425 analysts and other experts who would shift into a new job classification called Schedule F.

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:05:34am

C’mon girls and boys! Thanksgiving’s over and it’s time to get into the Holiday Spirit!

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:08:27am

re: #368 retired cynic

Speaking of horror clown shows:

Trump moves to strip job protections from White House budget analysts as he races to transform civil service, by Lisa Rein, WaPo

Can’t Biden immediately reverse this? Of course, his first weeks in office will be consumed in reversing every EO passed by Trump. And almost every foreign policy decision enacted by Trump. Here’s hoping Biden also has access to every Trump conversation with foreign leaders, especially those with autocrats like Putin, Erdogan, and MBS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:08:46am
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retired cynic  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:09:48am

re: #370 Hecuba’s daughter

Can’t Biden immediately reverse this? Of course, his first weeks in office will be consumed in reversing every EO passed by Trump. And almost every foreign policy decision enacted by Trump. Here’s hoping Biden also has access to every Trump conversation with foreign leaders, especially those with autocrats like Putin, Erdogan, and MBS.

I think they are still trying to figure it out. Team is “alarmed”. I think the best bet is for lawsuits to delay implementation.

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dangerman  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:13:18am

re: #368 retired cynic

Speaking of horror clown shows:

Trump moves to strip job protections from White House budget analysts as he races to transform civil service, by Lisa Rein, WaPo

Biden first day: undo

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jamesfirecat  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:15:02am

re: #370 Hecuba’s daughter

Can’t Biden immediately reverse this? Of course, his first weeks in office will be consumed in reversing every EO passed by Trump. And almost every foreign policy decision enacted by Trump. Here’s hoping Biden also has access to every Trump conversation with foreign leaders, especially those with autocrats like Putin, Erdogan, and MBS.

If records don’t exist then isn’t that a violation of the Presidential Records Act? I know Trump has been playing a shell game to keep said records away from the public by classifying them but if he tries to get rid of them completely that’s a crime unto itself.

It is why when trump rips up pieces of paper his own staff has to tape them back together.

politico.com

Someone who knows the law better than me could probably say more on the topic…

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🌹UOJB!  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:28:29am

Once again unmasked clowns are marching outside the residence of LA Mayor Garcetti demanding his recall over limiting their free-DUMB.

Oh and they are clashing with BLM in front of the mansion who oppose Garcetti getting a cabinet appointment (HUD or Transportation)

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2020 • 10:28:44am

re: #374 jamesfirecat

If records don’t exist then isn’t that a violation of the Presidential Records Act? I know Trump has been playing a shell game to keep said records away from the public by classifying them but if he tries to get rid of them completely that’s a crime unto itself.

It is why when trump rips up pieces of paper his own staff has to tape them back together.

politico.com

Someone who knows the law better than me could probably say more on the topic…

That’s an article from 2018. Are those now working for him still following the law? I wouldn’t bet my life on that.

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2020 • 11:15:40am

re: #325 Nyet

BTW, if you haven’t seen this series, do it as soon as possible.

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Video

It’s probably very well made but I have enough dystopia in my daily life as it is.

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John Hughes  Nov 28, 2020 • 3:24:47pm

re: #338 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Sheep and fucking goats.

Morons who don’t know how to read.


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