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austin_blue  Mar 25, 2021 • 8:53:03pm

So, Sleepy Joe was informative, funny, on-point, prepared and, well, didn’t give them sound bites.

He also snubbed a Faux News reporter who had a “binder” full of gotcha questions.

And the Gov of Georgia signed a bill to disenfranchise several tens of thousands of his citizens, was so embarrassed by it that he tried to sign it behind closed doors, and when a member of the legislature knocked on the door and asked to see the signing, had her arrested, thrown in jail, and charged with a felony.

Fun day in America/Amerikkka!!

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Dave In Austin  Mar 25, 2021 • 8:57:26pm

What’s the fight about in LA??

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 25, 2021 • 8:59:09pm
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🌹UOJB!  Mar 25, 2021 • 8:59:41pm

I have had the TV and radio shut off all day. I had a work deadline that had me working 12 hours a day since last Friday. Seeing Twitter burning up but I’m bone tired…

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William Lewis  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:00:04pm

re: #2 Dave In Austin

What’s the fight about in LA??

The lack of affordable housing has led to a squatters town of homeless there. LAPD is pretending they’re MacArthur against the Bonus Army.

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Semper Fi  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:01:29pm

From previous thread:

re: #91 plansbandc

Dude is supposed to get his first shot tomorrow (Pfizer) but it’s a difficult walk from the parking lot to the center. Not sure it’s going to happen. Dude has serious mobility issues.

Here’s the thing. Why, when we do the health survey to sign up for the vax, do we not get a question about mobility? Wouldn’t that weed out the places that make you walk?

Dude is frantic to get the vaccine, but has absolutely been stressing out about this for the week since he signed up.

SMDH

If someone accompanies Dude that someone can walk across the parking lot to the center while Dude remains in the car. Once at the center the companion can explain the circumstances and I think they may figure a way to get Dude his shot.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:01:36pm

re: #5 William Lewis

Homelessness has EXPLODED all over the city and LAPD continually harasses folks living in sidewalk tents. There are whole blocks filled with tents on the sidewalks.

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austin_blue  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:05:57pm

re: #7 🌹UOJB!

Homelessness has EXPLODED all over the city and LAPD continually harasses folks living in sidewalk tents. There are whole blocks filled with tents on the sidewalks.

Here, too. Every underpass in town is an encampment. Every creek bed is full.

Sigh. If the rich don’t see it, it isn’t happening.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:10:49pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:12:46pm

re: #2 Dave In Austin

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:16:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:19:29pm

(6:43, Samantha Bee on the cyber-attacks plaguing American hospitals)

The Cyberattacks Plaguing America’s Hospitals

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:29:30pm
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Belafon  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:31:32pm
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:42:26pm
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austin_blue  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:42:26pm

re: #14 Belafon

Yeah, yeah, but those people! If they get more, we get less, and they are those people!”

It’s institutionalized racism all the way down.

Night all. It was an odd day, seeing Constitutional America represented by Biden, and The Other Amerikkka represented by Kemp in Georgia.

We’ll see just how much fascism and disenfranchisement the Courts will tolerate when this freight train of new State election laws comes rumbling toward them. Or the Senate could pass the new voting rights bill and make all of the new State laws moot.

Odd, and very, very disturbing.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:57:11pm

2016 Clouds and Junipers in Southern California

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 25, 2021 • 9:59:09pm

Facebook has shut down the page the town in which Telltale Atheist on YouTube set up to harass and threaten him and his daughter and threaten to burn down his house. The page had 1,600 people (45% of the town).

FFRF has gone after the teacher using her position to proselytise Christianity and bash LGBT people. (17:03)

Health Teacher Indoctrinates Students: The Fallout

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 25, 2021 • 10:03:33pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 25, 2021 • 10:21:10pm

re: #19 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Looks like it was a fairly substantial object.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 25, 2021 • 10:30:17pm

re: #19 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

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William Lewis  Mar 25, 2021 • 10:54:26pm

Ack. Popped open a bottle of red wine. 1/2 Pinot and 1/2 Zin, should be ok, right? Way sweet alas. Just barely in the drinkable catagory. Good thing it was a gift!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 25, 2021 • 10:54:37pm

My Internet service is intermittent.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 25, 2021 • 11:03:27pm

FOX News is going round the bend because the US Military is going to hold a “stand-down” event in April to address extremism (particularly Nazis).

How to hold an extremism stand-down (Military Times)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 25, 2021 • 11:10:41pm
Five-time champion with the New York Yankees. Highest World Series batting average of anyone with at least 35 plate appearances. Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Prominent cardiologist. American League president.

[Bobby] Brown died at 96 on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas, the Yankees said. They said he was last remaining person to play for the team in the 1940s.

Bobby Brown, 96, a life of Yankees, military, medicine, dies (Military Times)

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A Three Hour Tour  Mar 25, 2021 • 11:12:24pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My Internet service is intermittent.

CenturyLink strikes again.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 25, 2021 • 11:47:26pm

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My Internet service is intermittent.

Two things kill my shitty twisted pair phone lines. Rain and workers in splice boxes wiggling my splice while working on other’s line problem. It’s been this way for 27 years now. I have 2-6 outages a year, about a 50/50 split between rain and TPC working on the line. The direct-bury cable they used back in 1968 was shit, it should have been replaced 30 years ago at least. The cheap bastards won’t replace it because they would have to do horizontal boring and pull conduit and cable (preferably fiber) through the bore. I have VOIP through my internet modem so when internet goes down the landline goes down too.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 25, 2021 • 11:51:15pm

The Power of Political Disinformation in Iowa (The New Yorker, March 24, 2021)

Republicans demonized Democratic candidates in 2020. It worked, and their narrative remains largely intact, posing challenges for the Biden Administration.

Whatever their emerging record, Democrats must also overcome a fearsome wall of mistrust, and a broad willingness among Republicans to believe the worst about them. Nowhere is this clearer than in Iowa, where Republicans rolled to one victory after another last November, powered by support for Trump and disdain for the Democrats. Trump beat Biden there by eight points, a dozen years after the Obama-Biden ticket carried the state by nine. Senator Joni Ernst, once considered vulnerable, was outpolled by Trump, but still collected fifty-two per cent of the vote to defeat her Democratic challenger, Theresa Greenfield. Democrats lost six state House seats and two congressional seats, including one by an excruciating six votes out of nearly three hundred and ninety-four thousand cast. (The Democrat, Rita Hart, is continuing to contest the results.) The other seat belonged to Abby Finkenauer, an energetic first-term Democrat, who was blindsided by her defeat.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 25, 2021 • 11:53:12pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:07:03am

Our county of 1,150,000 is doing pretty good on Covid-19 now. We brought new cases down from 1200 a day to 66 a day. About 1/3 of the population has had at least their first vaccine dose. We should be down to level orange in the next week or two.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:22:26am

Religious job discrimination in Pennsylvania goes to federal court (via The Friendly Atheist)

Pagan Employee Sues Panera Bread Citing Religious Discrimination by Her Managers

But according to a federal lawsuit she just filed against the company, she was taking a break during a shift last May along with General Manager Lori Dubs and Assistant General Manager Kerrie Ann Show (spelled “Kerri” in the lawsuit) when the latter asked her about her faith. McCoy answered honestly. Things went downhill from there.

Show made a face and immediately said, “You’re going to hell.” Dubs, standing near by, vigorously nodded her head in agreement…

A couple of days later, on or about June 2, 2020, the plaintiff asked Show when the work schedule would be posted. Show told the plaintiff, “Your hours are being cut until you find God.” She reiterated that the plaintiff needed to “find God” before she would return the plaintiff to her previous schedule.

Over the next couple of weeks, Dubs and Show created and subjected the plaintiff to a hostile work environment because of religion. They frequently told the plaintiff things like that her religion is false, that she needs to believe in God, that her soul will be condemned to hell and that they would pray for her soul.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:30:59am

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

FOX News is going round the bend because the US Military is going to hold a “stand-down” event in April to address extremism (particularly Nazis).

How to hold an extremism stand-down (Military Times)

Units have been conducting their individual stand-downs since February. All commands must ensure that they have been done by early April. There is no DOD-wide simultaneous stand-down in April

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:33:34am

re: #32 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Units have been conducting their individual stand-downs since February. All commands must ensure that they have been done by early April. There is no DOD-wide simultaneous stand-down in April

Some troops disappointed by check-the-block extremism stand-downs, others laud commanders

” Every unit in the military has until April 1 to sit down with its troops and talk about what extremism is and why it’s incompatible with military service, but that training has proven to look very different across formations. …”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:34:12am

re: #32 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Units have been conducting their individual stand-downs since February. All commands must ensure that they have been done by early April. There is no DOD-wide simultaneous stand-down in April

I got the date wrong in that.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:35:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:41:22am

Guns and churches don’t mix well.

Mar. 25—A 25-year-old Dayton woman is accused of shooting her friend during an argument about an issue at their church.

Al-Lamontau Shantal Brooks, who is charged with two counts of felonious assault, is free after posting bail Monday following her preliminary hearing in Dayton Municipal Court, where her case was bound over to a Montgomery County grand jury for review.

Brooks went out to dinner with two friends from church Sunday night and then accused the woman who gave her a ride home of “being disloyal and a liar” and of not backing her up on an issue at their church, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court.

Brooks then pulled a gun from under her jacket and fired one shot that struck the other woman — a 28-year-old from Dayton — in the right side of her stomach. Brooks then ran inside her home, the document stated.

The gunshot victim and third woman in the car both identified Brooks as the shooter, according to the affidavit.

Woman accused of shooting friend during argument about church (Yahoo!)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:45:29am
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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:48:07am

re: #36 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Guns and churches don’t mix well.

Woman accused of shooting friend during argument about church (Yahoo!)

Y’know, as angry as I’ve been with other people in the past, I’ve never felt so angry that shooting them looked like an option. Yeah, I’ve busted up shit and screamed a lot of things I regretted later, but shooting them has never crossed my mind.

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Teukka  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:54:18am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Facebook has shut down the page the town in which Telltale Atheist on YouTube set up to harass and threaten him and his daughter and threaten to burn down his house. The page had 1,600 people (45% of the town).

FFRF has gone after the teacher using her position to proselytise Christianity and bash LGBT people. (17:03)

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Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Over.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 12:56:53am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 1:08:57am

That title looks like “Race Peacls”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 1:16:25am

Special election in Culpepper County, Virginia, to fill the term of the county clerk. She is retiring. The election is on March 30.

There are two candidates, Interim Clerk Carson Beard (who currently works in the office), running as an independent. The other is Marshall Keene, a Republican.

The Culpepper County Chamber of Commerce held a debate for the position.

Chamber hosts Culpeper court clerk candidates’ Q&A (Goes to the Culpepper, VA Star-Exponent)

Mr. Carson’s platform for the position is modernisation of the clerk’s office, to allow better access through both modern and traditional methods.

Mr. Keene’s platform is the imperative of putting “In God We Trust” on all forms and paperwork, as well as in the office (he wants to expend tax money to make a welcoming environment for Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and atheists), and support for the II Amendment. (A Virginia county clerk has no authority over that, it is simply catnip for conservative voters.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 1:25:23am

re: #42 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

For what it’s worth, Keene (the Republican) is getting torn apart in the local newspaper’s letters to the editor section. There are no letters in support.

starexponent.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 1:39:11am

Orbital mechanics will fuck up your brain.

YouTube

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 2:10:48am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 2:11:45am

Biden Order Hits Private U.S. Prisons’ Credit Ratings (more)

(Bloomberg) — For years, private U.S. prison companies have faced scrutiny from social justice advocates, politicians and investors. Now that the Biden administration is severing the federal government’s ties, the industry’s creditworthiness is taking a hit.

On Wednesday, S&P Global Ratings lowered its credit ratings on Geo Group Inc. and CoreCivic Inc. — the nation’s largest operators of private detention facilities — citing growing questions about the outlook for the companies’ profits and concerns over their ability to refinance debt. A few hours later, Moody’s Investors Service took similar actions on both companies.

(more at Yahoo!)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 2:13:22am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 2:50:37am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Mar 26, 2021 • 3:00:03am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 26, 2021 • 3:02:12am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 26, 2021 • 3:03:46am

ooops… Wrong video, (though that one is worth watching.)

HOLIDAY MUSIC!:

Vintage Easter Music

..

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:09:15am

Extremely local news update:

Flaming pain in my recovering right hand just woke me up. My wife is not feeling very well after her first Moderna vax, though after two days the arm pain is starting to subside.

The risk of transmission here in Wyobraska is falling; I’m really hoping that when the weather warms that tourist season (especially folks going to the Black Hills) don’t screw this up.

Four towns now show as low risk of transmission (Harrisburg in Banner County, Big Springs in Deuel County, Oshkosh in Garden County, and Harrison in Sioux County).

Two towns are at high risk (Sidney in Cheyenne County, and Bayard in my county).

Three towns are at no risk (there are no cases in my village, and none in Llewellen and Lisco in Garden County). The remainder are at moderate risk.

The positive test rate has climbed again, to 17% as of March 14.

The total number of complete vaccinations stand at 19,178 (almost 25%).

The most cases by age are 40-49, then 20-29.

189 people have died (it has been a couple weeks now since the last recorded death); 5 people are in hospital.

pphd.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:21:49am
European Union leaders have stopped short of banning vaccine exports after a protracted row with the Anglo-Swedish manufacturer AstraZeneca.

At a summit on Thursday they gave backing in principle for toughening export controls.

But a post-summit statement emphasised the importance of global supply chains needed to produce vaccinations.

Elements of the AstraZeneca vaccination are manufactured in a number of EU states.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said AstraZeneca must “catch up” on deliveries to the EU before exporting doses elsewhere.

French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters this marked “the end of naivety” from the EU.

Vaccine rollouts in EU states have started sluggishly, and the bloc has blamed pharmaceutical companies - primarily AstraZeneca - for not delivering promised doses. AstraZeneca has denied that it is failing to honour its contract.

(more)

Coronavirus: EU stops short of vaccine export ban (BBC)

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:22:07am

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In extremely local news here, Governor Walz is set to announce today that all Minnesotans 16 and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting at the beginning of April. (Link goes to KARE 11, a local TV station.) Minnesota has been quietly among the leaders in the country as far as managing the pandemic, thanks to the governor’s effective leadership and the local GOP nutters’ relative impotence. Hopefully Mrs. Fish and I can both get lined up for our shots soon.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:29:34am

Unravelling a 2,700 year old piece of fake news from Assyria and how they did it.

(long read at the BBC)

A single piece of jewellery reveals the true meaning of Assyrian reliefs from the 7th-Century BC. Kelly Grovier explores how images depicting a staged lion hunt were used to proclaim a king’s greatness.

The Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal: The 2700-year-old ‘fake news’

(Interestingly, Ashurbanipal is in my computer’s dictionary. My town wasn’t though until I added it.)

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Thanos  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:35:33am

re: #6 Semper Fi

From previous thread:

re: #91 plansbandc

Dude is supposed to get his first shot tomorrow (Pfizer) but it’s a difficult walk from the parking lot to the center. Not sure it’s going to happen. Dude has serious mobility issues.

Here’s the thing. Why, when we do the health survey to sign up for the vax, do we not get a question about mobility? Wouldn’t that weed out the places that make you walk?

Dude is frantic to get the vaccine, but has absolutely been stressing out about this for the week since he signed up.

SMDH

If someone accompanies Dude that someone can walk across the parking lot to the center while Dude remains in the car. Once at the center the companion can explain the circumstances and I think they may figure a way to get Dude his shot.

I haven’t seen a vaccine spot here in Kansas without wheel chairs and volunteers to push those chairs.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:45:41am

re: #36 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Guns and churches don’t mix well.

Woman accused of shooting friend during argument about church (Yahoo!)

-demonstrated irresponsibility
-lose your freedom finances future
-others will take note and start behaving better

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:46:50am

Cold Desert Climates (Wikipedia)

Köppen climate classification BWh is mostly a narrow band of temperate areas found in the rain shadow of high mountain ranges, such as Mongolia or the Nebraska Panhandle.

With no furnace (still), I’d really like to trade in those letters for a different set. It’s fookin’ cold in my house. (Is the climate like Scrabble?)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:49:28am

re: #56 Thanos

I haven’t seen a vaccine spot here in Kansas without wheel chairs and volunteers to push those chairs.

Same here at the vaccination site in my county.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:55:47am

re: #54 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

On Monday, 16 and up here in Texas can get a vaccine.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:56:36am

re: #38 Targetpractice

Y’know, as angry as I’ve been with other people in the past, I’ve never felt so angry that shooting them looked like an option. Yeah, I’ve busted up shit and screamed a lot of things I regretted later, but shooting them has never crossed my mind.

this is a big part of the problem.
besides the proliferation of the guns themselves:
the idea that shooting or scaring someone will solve something. is the way to solve something. that you have some right. and that doing so won’t fuck up your life

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 4:57:23am

re: #60 Belafon

On Monday, 16 and up here in Texas can get a vaccine.

Technically, the governor’s announcement says we’ll be eligible on Tuesday, so slightly before the beginning of April. It’s good to see that multiple states are getting to that point, and especially ones like Texas that are in the middle of letting everybody kill each other while the vaccine rollout is still underway.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:00:26am

Republicans in my state are back to cutting their way to a (worse) education system by cutting taxes. (Nebraska property taxes are some of the highest in the nation, but cutting them is always real fight in the Unicameral because they fund schools and local government.)

LINCOLN — Residents of rural school districts would see an additional property tax cut under a proposal advanced to the full Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday.

Also voted out of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee was an amended bill that pairs a long-sought-after tax credit for donations to private school scholarships with a proposal that would grant similar tax credits for contributions to early childhood education programs.

Both bills would require three rounds of approval by state lawmakers and a signature from Gov. Pete Ricketts to become law. Ricketts has been a consistent supporter of tax cuts, and set aside money in his budget for tax credits for donations to private and parochial school scholarships.

The Omaha Public Schools have already signaled that they will oppose Legislative Bill 454, which would provide $65 million in extra state “stabilization” aid to 170 mostly rural school districts that do not receive any state equalization aid currently. That amount would rise to $167 million after four years, providing money for 207 K-12 school districts. The bill would require districts to use the extra money for property tax relief.

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I have always been eligible for the state Homestead Exemption as a disabled veteran. According to the state Department of Revenue, my exemption has been 100% ever since I moved here.

That said, I’ve never taken the exemption (I like public schools).

Lawmakers advance bill to cut rural Nebraskans’ property taxes (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:01:33am

re: #62 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Technically, the governor’s announcement says we’ll be eligible on Tuesday, so slightly before the beginning of April. It’s good to see that multiple states are getting to that point, and especially ones like Texas that are in the middle of letting everybody kill each other while the vaccine rollout is still underway.

We’re definitely doing the strange contradiction thing. We have a governor wanting to kill people, but even in a place that went over 70% for Trump where I live they want the vaccine so that they can get back to normal and not get sick.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:09:05am
The University of Southern California (USC) has agreed to pay more than $1bn (£730m) to patients treated by a former campus gynaecologist accused of sexual abuse.

It is the biggest sex abuse-linked pay-out in higher education history.

George Tyndall was arrested in 2019 and charged with sexually assaulting 16 female patients, allegations he denies.

More than 350 women have spoken out about their experiences as patients of the gynaecologist.

Dr Tyndall, now 74, is awaiting trial. In a 2019 statement he said he “remains adamant” he would be “totally exonerated”.

Lawyers for a final group of 710 women suing the university told a judge at the Los Angeles Superior Court they had settled their claims for $852m.

(more at the BBC)

It’s amazing the damage one doctor can do.

USC to pay $1bn over abuse claims against gynaecologist George Tyndall

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:09:29am
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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:10:55am
Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.

Dominion argues that Fox News, which amplified inaccurate assertions that Dominion altered votes, “sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process,” according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press.

Dominion has also sued Giuliani, Powell and the CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow over the claims. A rival technology company, Smartmatic USA, also sued Fox News over election claims. Unlike Dominion, Smartmatic’s participation in the 2020 election was restricted to Los Angeles County.

Dominion lawyers said they have not yet filed lawsuits against specific media personalities at Fox News but the door remains open. Some at Fox News knew the claims were false but their comments were drowned out, lawyers said

Huffpo

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:11:11am

re: #66 Dangerman

“It was zero threat, right from the start… Some of them went in, and they are hugging and kissing the police and the guards… a lot of the people were waved in, and then they walked in and they walked out”

Officer Brian Sicknick was unavailable for comment…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:12:27am

re: #66 Dangerman

Three dead police officers unavailable for comment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:14:26am

I assume that nobody on Fox took Trump to task or asked him which parallel reality he inhabits.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:15:43am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I assume that nobody on Fox took Trump to task or asked him which parallel reality he inhabits.

They don’t know they’re in a parallel reality.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:15:56am

re: #68 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Officer Brian Sicknick was unavailable for comment…

The man’s delusional

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:16:40am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Three dead police officers unavailable for comment.

Delusional and three months ago he was the effing president

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steve_davis  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:18:04am

re: #22 William Lewis

Ack. Popped open a bottle of red wine. 1/2 Pinot and 1/2 Zin, should be ok, right? Way sweet alas. Just barely in the drinkable catagory. Good thing it was a gift!

I discovered recently that if I pour the Bota Box reds into one of the big-ass glasses
Walmart thinks is the size of what mortals think a wine glass should look like, it actually tastes better. I’m guessing the extra surface area helps the wine aerate or something.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:18:36am

re: #73 Dangerman

Delusional and three months ago he was the effing president

and he got away with statements like that all the time, unchallenged by his interviewers

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:20:07am

re: #74 steve_davis

I discovered recently that if I pour the Bota Box reds into one of the big-ass glasses
Walmart thinks is the size of what mortals think a wine glass should look like, it actually tastes better. I’m guessing the extra surface area helps the wine aerate or something.

Mix it with black cherry Kool-Aid. Trust me on this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:21:56am

re: #74 steve_davis

I discovered recently that if I pour the Bota Box reds into one of the big-ass glasses
Walmart thinks is the size of what mortals think a wine glass should look like, it actually tastes better. I’m guessing the extra surface area helps the wine aerate or something.

red wines all do better when decanted and aerated

getyarn.io

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:24:06am

My wife needs a new computer monitor. It’s developing red lines across the screen.

Ack. Next trip to Scottsbluff is an unscheduled stop at the computer shop.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:26:26am

re: #62 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Technically, the governor’s announcement says we’ll be eligible on Tuesday, so slightly before the beginning of April. It’s good to see that multiple states are getting to that point, and especially ones like Texas that are in the middle of letting everybody kill each other while the vaccine rollout is still underway.

Douglas County could be vaccinating people 16 and older by mid-April (Omaha World-Herald)

I have to think that President Biden’s team was working on a development and distribution plan before the election, so they’d be ready to go when the maladministration was ousted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:28:36am

re: #78 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

My wife needs a new computer monitor. It’s developing red lines across the screen.

Ack. Next trip to Scottsbluff is an unscheduled stop at the computer shop.

My nearest computer shop is run by an anti-mask moron, and supporter of the AfD, the right-wing German political party…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:29:24am

re: #80 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My nearest computer shop is run by an anti-mask moron, and supporter of the AfD, the right-wing German political party…

That sounds like a reason to shop elsewhere if you can.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:32:44am

re: #66 Dangerman

I wish our stupid media would show the damage, and talk to the clean up crews who went in after. Ask staffers where all the piss and shit was that had to be cleaned and sanitized away. Plus there’s a lot of hostility directed towards the cops on video, tons of it. Yeah so much love in the room for cops that one died because he was doing his job and two took their own lives over it. Why the fuck are we even being subjected to his voice?

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jeffreyw  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:34:41am

Ah! Finally rid of that stalker!

Good morning!

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:35:08am
A small group of top Trump health officials recently held a series of discussions to coordinate their accounts of the administration’s troubled Covid-19 response, worried they will be scapegoated by old colleagues - including their onetime boss, former health secretary Alex Azar, according to six people with knowledge of their interactions

Politico

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:35:15am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I take it that digging into rural property taxes in Nebraska will show that this is not a bill really designed to help the little people?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:35:24am

I’m going to stagger back to bed. My hand pain is down enough I think I can get to sleep (and the sun is coming up anyways).

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:36:47am

So the press screams for Biden to meet the press
Biden meets the press
Biden does fine. Do they think he’s an amateur like the last idiot?
The press falls on its face
Is everybody happy now?

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:42:49am

re: #75 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and he got away with statements like that all the time, unchallenged by his interviewers

But Biden didn’t call on Fox. //

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:52:02am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:54:20am
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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:55:12am

Local 10 news

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Broward County judge set bond for a Fort Lauderdale police officer accused of online sex chats with a minor and sending nude pictures of himself.

Louis James Walsh was arrested Wednesday and appeared in court Thursday in front of Judge Tabitha Blackmon. He is charged with two counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor.

Blackmon set bond at $35,000 for each count. She also instructed the 29-year-old that he could not have, or use, any devices that had internet capabilities. “At that includes a smartphone, sir. Do you understand?”

Walsh responded, “Yes, ma’am.”

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, they were tipped off by a human trafficking investigation in Minnesota. The person that Walsh was chatting with online was an undercover detective.

Detectives said in addition to being a Fort Lauderdale police officer, Walsh also worked special security detail at Cardinal Gibbons High School and St. Anthony Catholic Church and is an assistant wrestling coach at Cardinal Gibbons.

“Everyone’s shocked*,” one student told Local 10 News on Thursday

*of course

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:56:45am
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:57:04am

I dare you to find a more both-sidery description than this (i haven’t read the link):

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 5:59:14am

from dkos

As Reuters reports, a conference at the Brookings Institute this past week included the introduction of a series of research papers on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The conclusion of those researchers: “The United States … could have avoided nearly 400,000 deaths with a more effective health strategy …” And it could have done so while spending billions of dollars less.

The researchers aren’t actually claiming that Trump is responsible for over 4 out of every 5 deaths, because they’re projecting that 400,000 lives saved against an expected total for the pandemic—which they believe will end up being around 670,000 lives lost. Had Trump taken prompt action, they believe the total would have been under 300,000.

What would have made this difference? All the things Trump failed to do: mandating mask use, enforcing social distancing, and a program of uniform testing. As one of the researchers pointed out, the way the the rules were put in place—with each state adopting its own regulations, and a tendency to drop those regulation at the first sign of improvement—was a system that was almost purpose-built to drive the caseload ever higher, while making the public more and more frustrated with both state and federal action.

The other major finding of the research is that by not addressing the pandemic quickly and consistently, the end cost is enormously higher in dollars, as well as lives

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:02:49am

re: #93 Belafon

The assumption that is is all about “gaming the rules to their advantage”

can only be valid if one side has an interest in seeing fewer people voting, especially in certain districts and segments of the population…

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:03:09am

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is the recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial “and his consistent and courageous defense of democracy,” NBC News reports.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:04:10am

re: #96 Dangerman

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is the recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial “and his consistent and courageous defense of democracy,” NBC News reports.

Who awards this thing?

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:13:31am

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

Who awards this thing?

JFK Jr.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:14:31am

re: #98 Belafon

JFK Jr.

Why is he currying favor with Mitt? Are they planning to start a new party?

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:17:08am

re: #99 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why is he currying favor with Mitt? Are they planning to start a new party?

I forgot to include // considering JFK Jr’s status.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:17:45am

Shot:

Chaser:

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:19:00am
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lizardofid  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:19:14am

re: #100 Belafon

I forgot to include // considering JFK Jr’s status.

Personally, I think that would of ruined it ; )

Oh, hello and good morning!

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:19:59am
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:21:10am

We were hitting that number if I remember correctly, but we’re also a much bigger country:

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:22:43am
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🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:22:54am

re: #98 Belafon

JFK Jr.

Uh…

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:24:01am

Got red dandelion greens in our CSA box this week. Had never cooked them so I found a quick recipe online.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:24:03am

About that hospital exec in Chicago that resigned:

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:24:51am

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

Who awards this thing?

JFK library foundation

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:25:11am

re: #107 🌹UOJB!

Uh…

[Embedded content]

That’s the joke.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:26:08am

re: #110 Dangerman

JFK library foundation

I guess it’s a participation trophy.

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:28:56am

re: #111 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

That’s the joke.

There was a guy who used to stand on Montgomery Street in the FiDi in San Francisco every morning shouting at people walking to their offices that he was JFK’s other son and he had proof. I wonder if he ever found his way to the Q.

He was about my age so it’s possible he was born on or around the time JFK was shot.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:28:59am

re: #112 Belafon

I guess it’s a participation trophy.

They have an odd idea of “courage”

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:29:03am
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:29:38am

re: #115 Belafon

When did The Onion start reporting factual information?

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:29:47am

re: #113 darthstar

There was a guy who used to stand on Montgomery Street in the FiDi in San Francisco every morning shouting at people walking to their offices that he was JFK’s other son and he had proof. I wonder if he ever found his way to the Q.

Maybe he is Q

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:30:35am

re: #116 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

When did The Onion start reporting factual information?

When the GOP made satire look more reasonable than fact.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:30:36am

Which corporation is controlling this Democrat:

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:31:30am

9.30am Electoral-vote isn’t up yet for today
Its as bad as no coffee

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:32:02am
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:32:12am

re: #118 darthstar

When the GOP made satire look more reasonable than fact.

The GOP is taking Poe’s Law to its logical extreme. It is impossible to parody or satirize a Republican, because eventually they will say exactly what they were lampooned as saying.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:33:27am
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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:34:56am

On the good news front
We installed the low voltage disconnect between the battery and the pumps.
Its working like it should and how we planned

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:35:19am
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:38:17am

re: #125 darthstar

I love how an incident that is costing the world economy $10 billion per day got turned into memes before the second day was through.

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:44:32am

I like that the ship has become a meme…keeps me from worrying some Saudi prince isn’t rubbing his chin watching this and thinking about how another event like this could benefit him.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:45:58am

Gop buries their own lede, again.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: “The arrest of state Rep. Park Cannon — who faces two felony charges — far overshadowed the victory lap that Kemp and other Republicans hoped to take with the signing Thursday of Senate Bill 202, legislation that imposed new ID requirements, limited drop boxes and instituted other restrictions.”

“The image of Cannon, an Atlanta Democrat, being forcibly dragged from the statehouse lobby was hard to watch and the arrest could be legally questionable, since state law protects sitting lawmakers from arrest during a session except for charges of treason, felonies or breach of the peace.”

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:46:30am

re: #126 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

I love how an incident that is costing the world economy $10 billion per day got turned into memes before the second day was through.

Funny, I didn’t have auto scroll enabled so I didn’t see this until I hit post. Memes are how we deal with tragedy anymore.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:48:39am

re: #129 darthstar

Funny, I didn’t have auto scroll enabled so I didn’t see this until I hit post. Memes are how we deal with tragedy anymore.

how we deal with most anything that happens, tragic or not

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:50:54am
…..Former RNC head Michael Steele had this to say about Georgia’s full scale voter suppression jihad……

“The question to reps and voters in Georgia and Arizona and elsewhere, who are taking rights away from Black people across this country in places like Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, how do you think this ends? How do you think this ends? Do you think black folks will just sit by and let you get away with this?”

“Every last one of your names will go on a ballot,” he noted. “Enjoy your time in office. Because you will see the power of the vote come back like a hammer. Like a hammer, for the action you have taken and the bill that was signed into law today.”

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:58:12am

re: #109 Belafon

About that hospital exec in Chicago that resigned:

[Embedded content]

I think he should be charged for diverting medicine.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:59:05am

re: #131 Dangerman

Steele can go F himself.

He’s the same Michael Steele who gladly encouraged McConnell to block everything Obama tried.

He’s the same Michael Steele who gladly accepted the help from the Koch Brothers in creating the teabaggers.

He’s the same Michael Steele who cranked the GOP 24/7 Bullshit Machine up to 11 with birther lies about Obama.

And when they no longer needed him as a front the GOP tossed him into the trash.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 6:59:49am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

how we deal with most anything that happens, tragic or not

When we’re with people we make little joke comments in response to serious news and stories about our friends’ children. Internet memes are just the digital version of those.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:03:03am

re: #134 Belafon

When we’re with people we make little joke comments in response to serious news and stories about our friends’ children. Internet memes are just the digital version of those.

Yes, I tried explaining the concept of a “pre-Internet meme” to my children. Hard for them to grasp because all but the oldest do not understand the notion of a world without Internet memes.

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A Cranky One  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:03:38am

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:09:40am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, I tried explaining the concept of a “pre-Internet meme” to my children. Hard for them to grasp because all but the oldest do not understand the notion of a world without Internet memes.

When I tell new folks at work about mimeograph machines, a single Telex machine for component communications and microfiche readers which we had when I started work at Social Security in 1975 as a Stay In Schooler…oh and endless rows of file cabinets…

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:11:47am

re: #137 🌹UOJB!

When I tell new folks at work about mimeograph machines, a single Telex machine for component communications and microfiche readers which we had when I started work at Social Security in 1975 as a Stay In Schooler…

Telling my children about a time before the Internet, when rotary phones were a thing and when a computer was primarily meant for doing word processing and other work-related stuff until my dad agreed to buy games for it.

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🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:13:37am

re: #138 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Telling my children about a time before the Internet, when rotary phones were a thing and when a computer was primarily meant for doing word processing and other work-related stuff until my dad agreed to buy games for it.

First exposure to computers for me was going to Vo-Tech school in the summer and seeing an IBM System 360 in action with punch cards and memory drives consisting of six metallic plates. in a plastic container

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:17:33am

re: #139 🌹UOJB!

First exposure to computers for me was going to Vo-Tech school in the summer and seeing an IBM System 360 in action with punch cards and memory drives consisting of six metallic plates. in a plastic container

My dad used a punch-card FORTRAN machine to do his engineering undergrad courses in college. Those went away for general-purpose use before I came along. Personally, the first computers I interacted with were an Atari that was my dad’s, and an IBM 286 that he bought when he realized that computers were becoming the big thing. It was on that machine that I learned how to upgrade hardware and to operate DOS, the early foundation of my computing career. My first programs were written in Apple BASIC on a set of Apple IIe computers in the school library during lunch hour.

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:17:53am
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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:27:11am

Now that we’re going all-in on vaccines in Minnesota, I am finally preparing myself to be proactive and get an appointment on the calendar. It’s time.

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Jay C  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:33:34am

re: #104 Belafon

[Embedded content]

So Paraguay has 7 million people who need the vaccine? I see a good opportunity for positive PR here: the Biden Admin ought to offer them a couple of million doses for free - and make a BFD production out of giving it to them also free of political/diplomatic “conditions”. Maybe rolling refrigerated pallets of the stuff off a big cargo jet: each one marked with an American flag and a sticker saying “Un regalo para el pueblo de Paraguay de Tio Joe

Though the “Chinese connections” thing sounds moderately dubious to me, tbh…

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:34:27am

Extremely local news:
Our new mattress is getting delivered in a couple hours.

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Jay C  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:36:10am

re: #144 Eventual Carrion

Extremely local news:
Our new mattress is getting delivered in a couple hours.

Did you decide on the new one right away, or did you have to sleep on it?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:36:14am

re: #138 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Telling my children about a time before the Internet, when rotary phones were a thing and when a computer was primarily meant for doing word processing and other work-related stuff until my dad agreed to buy games for it.

and the whole concept of how phones, cameras, video & audio reproduction and playback devices were separate and could only interact indirectly via bulky analog technology…

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:39:46am

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and the whole concept of how phones, cameras, video & audio reproduction and playback devices were separate and could only interact indirectly via bulky analog technology…

The new tv sitting on top of the old broken tv.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:40:50am

re: #147 Belafon

The new tv sitting on top of the old broken tv.

The 400-pound TV set resting on a folding TV dinner tray.

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:41:22am
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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:42:15am

re: #140 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

My dad used a punch-card FORTRAN machine to do his engineering undergrad courses in college. Those went away for general-purpose use before I came along. Personally, the first computers I interacted with were an Atari that was my dad’s, and an IBM 286 that he bought when he realized that computers were becoming the big thing. It was on that machine that I learned how to upgrade hardware and to operate DOS, the early foundation of my computing career. My first programs were written in Apple BASIC on a set of Apple IIe computers in the school library during lunch hour.

my first course in high school was with these

and these

first year and a half of college was punch card batch programming and a 2-3 day turnaround

today a millisecond delay is ‘my internet is too slow’ and a couple of minutes to download gigabytes to my phone while im in my car “sucks”

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:42:23am

re: #91 Dangerman

Local 10 news

*of course

Just like the saying from the beginning days of the Internet.

All men on the internet are men
all women on the internet are men
and all kids on the internet are FBI agents

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darthstar  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:44:40am

Original, in case anyone else wants to play.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:48:01am

i intend to have a blissful day

that is all

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Mar 26, 2021 • 7:59:34am

re: #153 Dangerman

i intend to have a blissful day

that is all

I intend to get some enhancements to several Power BI reports done. Your day will probably be better.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:01:05am

re: #153 Dangerman

i intend to have a blissful day

that is all

I had a long walk up in the vineyards into the forest. Ca. 10K steps, half of them uphill.

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b.d. (America is Great Again)  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:02:11am

re: #149 darthstar

LOL, I am also amazed at how many friends and people on Facebook are obviously engineers in the science of ship unstucking.

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plansbandc  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:03:25am

re: #145 Jay C

*snicker*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:03:54am

re: #156 b.d. (America is Great Again)

LOL, I am also amazed at how many friends and people on Facebook are obviously engineers in the science of ship unstucking.

Loose lips unstick ships

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:03:59am

re: #156 b.d. (America is Great Again)

LOL, I am also amazed at how many friends and people on Facebook are obviously engineers in the science of ship unstucking.

Clearly, WD-40 is needed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:07:24am

re: #156 b.d. (America is Great Again)

LOL, I am also amazed at how many friends and people on Facebook are obviously engineers in the science of ship unstucking.

My hubby is an engineer and he said he fully knows how to unstick it. He said they need to break the suction underneath to get it out using industrial high pressure water. He said that until the suction breaks it’ll keep digging into the muck.

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plansbandc  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:10:29am

re: #160 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Engineer spouses unite!

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John Hughes  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:11:16am

re: #105 Belafon

We were hitting that number if I remember correctly, but we’re also a much bigger country [ than Brazil ]

No all that much bigger, about 55% bigger.

USA: 328 million
Brazil: 211 million

(edit, remove dangling unfinished phrase).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:13:03am

I still think Michael Moore is a bit of a twit and a gadfly, but every once in a while he is on the mark. A recent MM Tweet:

“The life of Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa shows that people can come from all over the world and truly assimilate into our beloved American culture.”

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:17:08am

re: #83 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Western good morning!

Low Tide
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:21:43am

re: #162 John Hughes

No all that much bigger, about 55% bigger.

USA: 328 million
Brazil: 211 million

You’re

And now that I looked it up, Brazil still has a few thousand more cases/day to go before they reach the same population ratio. It looks like we were hitting about 240K cases/day, which means Brazil will have to hit about 160K before it’s equivalent. Our death rate was about 3K per day. I’ll have to look up later to see what Brazil’s death rate is.

npr.org

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Teukka  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:24:01am

So, latest on side effects of CoViD-19 vaccines:
Scientists considering whether how the injection is given (specifically, if it hits a blood vessel instead of its intended target) can be a possible cause:
nyteknik.se ( translate.google.com )

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John Hughes  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:28:56am

re: #165 Belafon

2021-03-26 US vs Brazil COVID-19 deaths
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Teukka  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:30:54am

re: #166 Teukka

So, latest on side effects of CoViD-19 vaccines:
Scientists considering whether how the injection is given (specifically, if it hits a blood vessel instead of its intended target) can be a possible cause:
nyteknik.se ( translate.google.com )

Original sauce:
sverigesradio.se ( translate.google.com )

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:32:55am

re: #141 darthstar

Fancy having that in your vacation picture collection.

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sagehen  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:35:25am

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and the whole concept of how phones, cameras, video & audio reproduction and playback devices were separate and could only interact indirectly via bulky analog technology…

when there was a TV show you wanted to watch, you had to be sitting in front of a TV at the appointed time. So was everyone else.

And the next day everyone would talk about it, together. There was no yelling about SPOILERS!! because people who hadn’t seen it might never get to see it.

Roots. OMG. That was when “Event Television” was a real thing.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:36:29am

re: #169 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Fancy having that in your vacation picture collection.

Wish I had my camera on me when my oldest son and I watched a baby giraffe being born at the Houston zoo. Those new born tykes take a hell of a fall after exit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:37:08am

re: #167 John Hughes

Accumulated deaths normalized by population but if you examine recent statistics, both new case count and deaths, not normalized, are significantly higher there than here. This may reflect the more virulent Brazil variant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:37:31am

re: #170 sagehen

when there was a TV show you wanted to watch, you had to be sitting in front of a TV at the appointed time. So was everyone else.

And the next day everyone would talk about it, together. There was no yelling about SPOILERS!! because people who hadn’t seen it might never get to see it.

Roots. OMG. That was when “Event Television” was a real thing.

Oh, and film and TV continuity was not such a massive issue because we did not have the chance to re-watch and free-frame shots to find inconsistencies.

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O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:38:22am

re: #172 Hecuba’s daughter

Accumulated deaths normalized by population but if you examine recent statistics, both new case count and deaths, not normalized, are significantly higher there than here. This may reflect the more virulent Brazil variant.

Just looking at the slopes of the curves on his graph can tell you that their normalized rate is higher.

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danarchy  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:43:58am

re: #165 Belafon

And now that I looked it up, Brazil still has a few thousand more cases/day to go before they reach the same population ratio. It looks like we were hitting about 240K cases/day, which means Brazil will have to hit about 160K before it’s equivalent. Our death rate was about 3K per day. I’ll have to look up later to see what Brazil’s death rate is.

npr.org

Brazil had over 2600 deaths yesterday. They have also only done 1/10th the testing the US has done. I suspect they have a lot more cases that are going undetected.

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sagehen  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:46:31am

re: #150 Dangerman

my first course in high school was with these

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first year and a half of college was punch card batch programming and a 2-3 day turnaround

today a millisecond delay is ‘my internet is too slow’ and a couple of minutes to download gigabytes to my phone while im in my car “sucks”

Brad Paisley - Welcome To The Future

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John Hughes  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:48:19am

re: #174 O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave..

Just looking at the slopes of the curves on his graph can tell you that their normalized rate is higher.

Yes, I thought that was obvious, that’s why I didn’t post the new cases or new deaths graphs. The US line is flattening at the end, which means the number of deaths per day is falling, the Brazil line is steepening, which tells you the number of deaths per day is rising.

2021-03-26 US vs Brazil new deaths per day 1 week average

(I rarely bother with graphs of cases because it’s so much easier to miss a case than a death. This seems particularly true in the case of Brazil).

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:50:34am

re: #175 danarchy

Brazil had over 2600 deaths yesterday. They have also only done 1/10th the testing the US has done. I suspect they have a lot more cases that are going undetected.

And using worldometer, we had only 1100 deaths. However, in terms of normalized rates among states with at least one million citizens, the Czech Republic remains highest in both accumulated cases and accumulated deaths.

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Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:56:51am

just now an easy 5 foot iguana on the deck behind the waterfall
(it’s a lotta tail)

it ran before we got pix.

two of us saw it. that’s confirmation as far as im concerned.

180
Dr Lizardo  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:57:26am

So, here in Czech Republic, looks like the pandemic is running out of steam - partly the result of a district lockdown (though widely flouted…indeed, mobile phone data showed only a 0.75% reduction in overall movement), partly the result of slowly ramping-up vaccination and mostly because…well, the virus is running out of people to infect.

Two epidemiologists earlier today on Czech TV noted, somewhat ruefully, that when the percentage of vaccinated people (about 10% of the population) is added in with what they calculate to be the actual percentage of the population that’s already gone through COVID-19 - that takes us to about 65% of the population.

We did it guys!! We’ve almost achieved herd immunity!! And it only cost us ~25,500 dead and future financial problems up the wazoo!! 🙄

181
sagehen  Mar 26, 2021 • 8:58:11am

re: #151 Eventual Carrion

Just like the saying from the beginning days of the Internet.

All men on the internet are men
all women on the internet are men
and all kids on the internet are FBI agents

182
John Hughes  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:01:07am

re: #178 Hecuba’s daughter

And using worldometer, we had only 1100 deaths. However, in terms of normalized rates among states with at least one million citizens, the Czech Republic remains highest in both accumulated cases and accumulated deaths.

Good god, you’re right. And probably the steepest upward curve (i.e. highest current death rate).

2021-03-26 COVID-19 deaths countries over 10m population
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:02:03am

re: #176 sagehen

good song, but it really has SFA to do with Country and everything to do with straight-up mass-produced commercial music

184
Dr Lizardo  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:04:56am

re: #182 John Hughes

Looking at the fatality numbers here, thus far, no one under the age of 55 has died of COVID-19 yet. The vast majority of deaths here are in the 65 - 85+ age groups.

185
GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:05:58am

re: #101 Belafon

*199,999,999 vaccines administered*

Crenshaw: BIDEN IS A FAILURE!

186
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:07:03am

re: #185 GlutenFreeJesus

*199,999,999 vaccines administered*

Crenshaw: BIDEN IS A FAILURE!

And an ingrate at that, he refused to thank Trump for Operation Warped Reality.

187
wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:07:44am

re: #179 Dangerman

just now an easy 5 foot iguana on the deck behind the waterfall
(it’s a lotta tail)

it ran before we got pix.

two of us saw it. that’s confirmation as far as im concerned.

Motion-detector cameras. Talk to jeffreyw.

188
GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:08:17am

189
Teukka  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:09:41am

Posted by a local hospital in the Philippines as the country reaches its highest case number ever. [Sauce]

190
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:14:38am

Lonesome Dove.

191
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:15:33am

Shocking. from new smax

Biden Used Cheat Sheets at Press Conference - including one with photos and names of reporters he was planning to call on.

The New York Post said the printed note cards are clearly visible in photos taken Thursday. He also used the cards to assist with facts concerning the U.S. infrastructure.

Imagine not just getting up and saying whatever occurs to him at the moment and not having to worry about answering for it…

192
🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:18:56am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nice to see SNOOZEMAX reciting Russian propaganda.

193
A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:20:09am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shocking. from new smax

Biden Used Cheat Sheets at Press Conference - including one with photos and names of reporters he was planning to call on.

The New York Post said the printed note cards are clearly visible in photos taken Thursday. He also used the cards to assist with facts concerning the U.S. infrastructure.

Imagine not just getting up and saying whatever occurs to him at the moment and not having to worry about answering for it…

Shocking. Everyone knows you should use 3” x 5” cards. Hasn’t he seen how DT did it?

194
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:22:51am

The Biden administration highlight how much our press atrophied in those media soundbyte-friendly years under Trump when it was all about superficial sensation and no need to worry about substance, policy or actual accomplishments…

195
Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:23:39am

Just posted this:

There has to be a reckoning for the last 20 years of Fox News lies that:

1. Got us into the war in Iraq
2. Assured us that banks knew what they were doing in 2008
3. Told us that Obamacare would result in gulags and mass murder
4. Sold America on the notion that Trump was a smart leader
5. Assured us tax cuts for the rich pay for themselves
6. Dismissed the COVID-19 pandemic, then touted quack cures
7. Lied about the election being stolen

These are just some of the greatest hits

196
Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:25:10am

If Fox News just has to pay a fine - even a relatively large one, in the hundreds of millions or billions - this will not dissuade them.

THEY MUST GO TO JAIL

If even a few bankers had gone to jail in 2009, the rest would have been so shit-scared of winding up in orange jumpsuits that we maybe wouldn’t have the dystopian economy we now have …

Their lies made money. They have not suffered the consequences for that. If they do not - THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN
197
Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:28:39am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shocking. from new smax

Biden Used Cheat Sheets at Press Conference - including one with photos and names of reporters he was planning to call on.

The New York Post said the printed note cards are clearly visible in photos taken Thursday. He also used the cards to assist with facts concerning the U.S. infrastructure.

Imagine not just getting up and saying whatever occurs to him at the moment and not having to worry about answering for it…

accuracy and sunshine
citations and verification

yawn

198
Belafon  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:29:54am

re: #193 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

Shocking. Everyone knows you should use 3” x 5” cards. Hasn’t he seen how DT did it?

This isn’t high school. There are no extra points for quoting everything off of the top of your head.

199
Jay C  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:30:17am

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(more at the BBC)

It’s amazing the damage one doctor can do.

USC to pay $1bn over abuse claims against gynaecologist George Tyndall

That takes me back: I went to USC, and while - as a healthy-young-guy student - I rarely had to utilize the college’s health services, I recall that they were famous for their comprehensive coverage and cheap treatment*. My one instance was when I was injured on a class-sponsored ski trip: I got (the then-high-tech) ultrasound treatments on my bone-bruised shoulder for a cost to me of $3 per session. Which, even in 1973, was cheap. But then again, “guy”: I’m sure the experience of coeds going for GYN issues might be a different matter….

*having a top-notch medical school attached probably helped.

200
Teukka  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:32:24am

The things one finds on teh intertubes O.O

201
Eventual Carrion  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:38:56am

re: #200 Teukka

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Well, one of his 3 manifestations is a spook. Father, son and holy spook.

202
Teukka  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:42:56am

re: #201 Eventual Carrion

Well, one of his 3 manifestations is a spook. Father, son and holy spook.

This is true.

203
🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:49:08am

re: #201 Eventual Carrion

Well, one of his 3 manifestations is a spook. Father, son and holy spook.

Aren’t they the Father, The Son and this Divine Revelation given to The Bar-Kays?

The Bar-Kays “Holy Ghost”

204
Dangerman  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:53:52am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Shocking. from new smax

Biden Used Cheat Sheets at Press Conference - including one with photos and names of reporters he was planning to call on.

The New York Post said the printed note cards are clearly visible in photos taken Thursday. He also used the cards to assist with facts concerning the U.S. infrastructure.

Imagine not just getting up and saying whatever occurs to him at the moment and not having to worry about answering for it…

here’s a thought:
did any of those reporters take notes or record the press conference?
why?
to have something to refer to later?
why would they need that kind of assistance?
arent they professionals?
isn’t that cheating?

205
🌹UOJB!  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:57:08am

Gee, I wonder what fits the DC Press Corpse would throw if Joe used an iPad?

206
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2021 • 9:57:55am

re: #204 Dangerman

here’s a thought:
did any of those reporters take notes or record the press conference?
why?
to have something to refer to later?
why would they need that kind of assistance?
arent they professionals?
isn’t that cheating?

again, they are used to a guy getting up and just rattling off whatever falls out of his pie hole and not worrying about it, the press and his staff will explain what he “really” said or meant to say

207
JC1  Mar 26, 2021 • 2:22:02pm

re: #196 Khal Wimpo (exhaling for 1st time in 4 yrs)

If Fox News just has to pay a fine - even a relatively large one, in the hundreds of millions or billions - this will not dissuade them.

THEY MUST GO TO JAIL

If even a few bankers had gone to jail in 2009, the rest would have been so shit-scared of winding up in orange jumpsuits that we maybe wouldn’t have the dystopian economy we now have …

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Completely disagree. The government should not be arresting journalists, even if they spew a bunch of nonsense. The 1st amendment clearly protects them. This action isn’t the government charging Fox with anything; it’s another private company suing them for damages.


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