Lawrence Does It Live and Acoustic in the Studio: “Freckles” Feat. @Huntertones & @Jon Bellion

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Can’t believe i just discovered this amazing brother/sister duo and their amazing band. This girl can sing.

Video by Brandon Gorsira (@brandon.gorsira) & John Fitzpatrick (@__johnfitzpatrick)

Stream “Freckles (Acoustic)” now! open.spotify.com

Gracie Lawrence - Vox
Clyde Lawrence - Vox/Synth Bass/Piano
Jon Bellion - Beatbox

Trumpet - Marc Langer
Alto Saxophone - Sumner Becker
Flute - Jordan Cohen
Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone - Dan White (of Huntertones)
Sousaphone - Jon Lampley (of Huntertones)
Trombone/Shells/Beatbox - Chris Ott (of Huntertones)

Violin - Tomoko Akaboshi
Cello - Sasha Ono
Harp - Tomina Parvanova

Engineered by Jon Arbuckle
Mixed/Mastered by Jonny Koh
Arranged by Clyde Lawrence, Jordan Cohen & Huntertones
Filmed at Cove City Sound Studios, Glen Cove, NY

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239 comments
1
austin_blue  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:24:59pm

So, here’s a great question:

“Curious. Now that hospitals are inundated with covid patients who are unvaccinated, who is paying for their medical costs? Insurance companies?

If so, I’d be really curious if insurance companies plan to require vaccinations in the near future.”

(from Twitter, Wesley Chu, @wes_chu)

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No Malarkey!  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:30:06pm

A good article on the Arizona fraudit. slate.com

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Charles Johnson  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:36:23pm
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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:39:03pm

Clapping!

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:47:08pm
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austin_blue  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:49:09pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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I am actually surprised that only 6 of 10 are right wing pornopropaganda.

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:50:09pm

Go away to mow the pasture for a few hours, and come back to monkeypox.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:50:41pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

At least Dan Bongino is only 2 of them this time instead of like 7.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:55:58pm
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ipsos  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:56:27pm

Awesome video. Fun performance. Great singer.

If whoever was running the camera lost focus on the lead singer one more time, however….

(sorry. in a mood tonight.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:56:34pm

re: #5 jaunte

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:57:33pm

Also, I think last time someone posted one one of those top traffic 10 FB pages, every single one of them was a conservative nut bar. This time 2-4 of them aren’t.

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:58:15pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pretty tiny tip for a $2.4b windfall.

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:58:52pm

No wonder billionaires like to buy them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 16, 2021 • 5:59:09pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:00:53pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Period.”

Not a flourish to use since Sean Spicer’s inaugural crowd claim.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:03:42pm

re: #154 Belafon

I’m pretty sure nearly every city has these. I suspect every town greater than 30k people has an ordinance like that.

My village of 128 has an ordinance like that.

The procedure is triggered when anyone in the village makes a complaint about someone else’s yard.

A member of the village board will then go and look at the yard, and if the grass is too high, the village clerk will draft a letter and mail it by Certified Mail (which doesn’t take very long in a town of 128) to the homeowner. (It does take longer for property owners who live outside the city; we were in a huge fight with a hedge fund which owned a property full of junk, that was another story).

If the person mows or hires someone to mow, fine.

After the expiration date, the village attorney is notified, and he will send another Certified Mail to the owner with a deadline to mow the lawn.

After the second date passes, the attorney will notify the clerk that the owner is non-compliant, and the village maintenance mechanic will mow the lawn, at the village pay rate of $25 an hour (plus gasoline cost).

Usually it doesn’t get that far; the only real fight the village had was with the hedge fund, resulting in the village suing under state law to condemn the property and seize it (we won).

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:08:13pm

re: #13 jaunte

Pretty tiny tip for a $2.4b windfall.

It’s just a national disgrace that you can buy off the governor of a major state for so paltry an amount. That’s what you would pay for a second team tinhorn in some flyblown hellhole in the nether regions of the planet. He should be charging $12M at least, maybe twenty or more. They should form a trade association or something.

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:12:20pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:21:54pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

So….Facebook shouts against the 200mph hurricane they themselves create from enabling and coddling right wing American assholes.

Now understood.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:21:59pm
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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:26:53pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:27:03pm

re: #21 Dread Pirate Ron

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austin_blue  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:28:15pm

re: #19 jaunte

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Well, that’s the problem. The payoff is based on the payers level of guilt at receiving a windfall that was directly tied to the death of over 150 Texans. One $/2400 in your pocket? Not a lotta guilt, I guess.

The donor should be awaiting trial, not paying off the Governor with Protection Money.

But, after all, it’s Texas, the single most corrupt State in the Union. I know that sounds like braggadocio (everthings bigger’n Texas, gottdammit!), and Ron DeSanchoPanza is giving us a run for our money, but that’s the thing about Florida vs. Texas:

They simply don’t have nearly as much money floating around as we do ever since the Columbians got kicked out of Florida by the Feds and Dem Governors.

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austin_blue  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:30:34pm

re: #20 Florida Panhandler

So….Facebook shouts against the 200mph hurricane they themselves create from enabling and coddling right wing American assholes.

Now understood.

Talk about White Shareholder Privilege!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:35:12pm

Several others as well:

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danarchy  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:36:07pm

re: #22 jaunte

How did Berenson become a go to guy at Fox for anything having to do with Covid? He has no relevant education or experience. Couldn’t they have at least dredged up some hack doctor or microbiologist? I’m sure Scott Atlas was available.

I mean they may as well just pick a random twitter shitposter and let him spew his crap on tv.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:38:08pm

re: #27 danarchy

I’m sure Scott Atlas was available.

They needed to go through all of the other Many Names of David Ryder first before rolling back to the beginning.

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JC1  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:41:42pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

By far the largest sponsor/funder of anti vax misinformation has been RFK Jr. It’s not even close.

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austin_blue  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:45:07pm

re: #26 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Several others as well:

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(This from a friend, via Twitter)

“As long as there’s aborted babies in the vaccine, I ain’t gettin’ it. Don’t tell me I’m wrong I researched it online”

“There are no aborted babies (I am hoping you are talking about stem cells?) in any of the mRNA vaccines. Stem cells are not used in any of them.”

“Nope, aborted babies, says so right there on the Internet. I thought we got rid of that since GW Bush shut it down, but it didn’t happen, and now we got aborted babies in those vaccines.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:51:11pm

Today’s mail included a new bathroom scale to replace the one which went on the fritz.

My wife did not buy it from a huge on-line retailer like Amazon. She was looking for one which gives weight in stone and pounds (to humour me), and came across a small store in New Jersey which put its stuff on the Web at the start of the pandemic to keep their business going with the locals.

Moreover, when she placed her order they were quite happy to ship it entirely by the Post Office.

It included a handwritten note from the store thanking her for the purchase, and asking her if she could write back to let them know how she found their store from Nebraska.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:55:16pm

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retired cynic  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:57:55pm

re: #32 Dread Pirate Ron

That judge is going to play this tape at dinner parties.

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teleskiguy  Jul 16, 2021 • 6:58:30pm

attn: darthstar

Fire On The Mountain

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:02:41pm
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austin_blue  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:07:49pm

re: #33 retired cynic

That judge is going to play this tape at dinner parties.

And every play back should include an intro that describes the fact that this yahoo was working for a President to try to blame voting machines for him losing by almost 8 million votes.

Have I got that right?

I’m losing track of all the principals in this Goat Fuck.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:10:14pm

re: #107 bratwurst

After what we have all lived through over the past 6 years, it is hard to imagine a trending Twitter topic that could cause my eyes to roll out of my head…but I feel like the outcry over Latin Mass could be the most batshit thing I have ever seen.

I had to go hunt that one down. It’s Michael Knowles who spurred it.

No one ever banned the Latin Mass.

Knowles was raised as a Roman Catholic but became an atheist. Until this statement, he said he was convinced to return to the Church by the Ontological Argument. (The Ontological Argument is an a priori argument which says if the universe has organisation or structure, then God must exist to have created that structure. It fails on presupposition of the terms. René Descartes was one of its most famous proponents in modern philosophy, though other philosophers have tried to shade the argument as it comes under sustained attack for the presupposition in its premises.)

So which is it, Mr. Knowles? Did you return to Catholicism from atheism because of the Ontological Argument, or because of the Latin Mass? Since you made the claims in different years, it can’t be both. You must be lying about one.

It is also big news to Christians when a famous person becomes a Christian who wasn’t before; they promote that conversion like they bagged a prize bass.

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teleskiguy  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:13:44pm

Hey everybody! I’m listening to KVNF and this song comes on.

Youtube Video

Pretty sure that’s Charles on lead guitar.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:14:51pm

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Francis, 84, issued a new law requiring individual bishops to approve celebrations of the old Mass, also called the Tridentine Mass, and requiring newly ordained priests to receive explicit permission to celebrate it from their bishops, in consultation with the Vatican.

Under the new law, bishops must also determine if the current groups of faithful attached to the old Mass accept Vatican II, which allowed for Mass to be celebrated in the vernacular rather than Latin. These groups cannot use regular churches; instead, bishops must find alternate locations for them without creating new parishes.

In addition, Francis said bishops are no longer allowed to authorize the formation of any new pro-Latin Mass groups in their dioceses.

Francis said he was taking action to promote unity and heal divisions within the church that had grown since Benedict’s 2007 document, Summorum Pontificum. He said he based his decision on a 2020 Vatican survey of all the world’s bishops, whose “responses reveal a situation that preoccupies and saddens me, and persuades me of the need to intervene.”

That is not a ban, Mr. Knowles.

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retired cynic  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:19:58pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

Hey everybody! I’m listening to KVNF and this song comes on.

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Video

Pretty sure that’s Charles on lead guitar.

Yep, it is.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:35:56pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

It is!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:42:07pm

Former Senate Majority Leader and Dr. Bill Frist (R-TN, five-tweet thread)

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bratwurst  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:44:49pm
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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:46:16pm

re: #43 bratwurst

Craft yourself away from the ventilator.

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:46:36pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:48:52pm

Up from a low of 12,000.

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teleskiguy  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:49:10pm

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jaunte  Jul 16, 2021 • 7:53:36pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:00:58pm

My utmost sympathy to Lizards with family who are in the MAGA cult. I’d be heartbroken, I suppose. I’m extremely lucky, I honestly can’t think of any family who ever got on the T**** train. I see egregious shit from time to time in my FB feed from kids I knew in public school.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:09:29pm

re: #182 JOE 🥓

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been empaneled on cases.

When they hear the magic words, “I’m a Federal Civil Servant” AND “I’m paid unlimited number of days while serving on a jury”…into the box I go!

I was only summoned for jury duty once, while I was in the Med on the JFK.

In theory, the government is supposed to release military personnel for jury duty, but on a ship suddenly everyone becomes essential personnel.

The Captain’s Office wrote a letter to my home county in Michigan which basically said “no.”

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:09:54pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

My utmost sympathy to Lizards with family who are in the MAGA cult. I’d be heartbroken, I suppose. I’m extremely lucky, I honestly can’t think of any family who ever got on the T**** train. I see egregious shit from time to time in my FB feed from kids I knew in public school.

Dad (92 yo) and I used to enjoy talking about politics. Now we can not. Fuck the GOP for all that.

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teleskiguy  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:15:50pm

Canadian helicopter ski legend Mike Wiegele has died at the age of 82.

Wiegele founded Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing in the early 1970s, and soon established at base at Blue River, B.C., located about halfway between Kamloops and Jasper National Park.

His company announced his death Thursday although he passed away last week.

In 1978, the entrepreneur staged Canada’s first ever Powder 8 World Championships as a way of promoting powder skiing and showcasing his helicopter ski business.

Born in August 1938 in rural Austria, Wiegele came to Canada in 1959 to pursue his career as a skiing instructor. He taught in Quebec, California and Alberta before building his heli-skiing enterprise in 1969 with his wife Bonnie Shubin.

Ski fast, dude. 🙌

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Teukka  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:16:15pm

Good Lord…

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Dangerman  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:18:57pm
Former President Donald Trump said in a statement that if General Mark Milley said what was reported — that he felt Trump might stage a coup after he lost the election— “perhaps he should be impeached, or court-martialed and tried.”
man’s an idiot

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Dangerman  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:22:58pm

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) decried “propaganda” spread against coronavirus vaccines, warning that those discouraging immunization are “killing people,” the Washington Post reports.

Said Cox: “We have these — these talking heads who have gotten the vaccine and are telling other people not to get the vaccine. That kind of stuff is just, it’s ridiculous. It’s dangerous, it’s damaging, and it’s killing people. I mean, it’s literally killing their supporters. And that makes no sense to me.”

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Dangerman  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:24:39pm

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A Mom Anon  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:25:36pm

Reason 87 TODAY, why I have an ulcer:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:27:00pm
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Dangerman  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:32:44pm

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Facebook sidesteps

its not what you’ve done
or how much good.

it’s how much else you haven’t done.

you didn’t address that at all.

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teleskiguy  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:32:50pm

re: #57 A Mom Anon

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Teukka  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:37:33pm

re: #56 Dangerman

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Someome needs to do that second one, but a photo of a real card and a real toe-tag with the text. }:)

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A Mom Anon  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:42:37pm

re: #60 teleskiguy

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retired cynic  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:43:01pm

Here is a fun one: comparable sizes of dragons. Well done video.

digg.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:45:48pm

re: #43 bratwurst

Sorry, Mr. Heer, they are a threat to life.

If they could be persuaded by argumentation and evidence, they would be seeking out vaccines already. These are the same people throwing tantrums in public over masks.

They have a constant drumbeat of propaganda telling them this is a political issue, not a health issue. Moreover, conservatives do not care about something until it affects them personally.

Since logic doesn’t work, and evidence doesn’t work, then withering and sustained mockery is the tool we have. Shun them from civilised society, until conservatives want to start acting civilised.

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Teukka  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:49:28pm

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Sorry, Mr. Heer, they are a threat to life.

If they could be persuaded by argumentation and evidence, they would be seeking out vaccines already. These are the same people throwing tantrums in public over masks.

They have a constant drumbeat of propaganda telling them this is a political issue, not a health issue. Moreover, conservatives do not care about something until it affects them personally.

Since logic doesn’t work, and evidence doesn’t work, then withering and sustained mockery is the tool we have. Shun them from civilised society, until conservatives want to start acting civilised.

Treat them like the liabilities to public health and safety they are.
Try your hardest to hold them accountable for any harm they cause in form of severe illness and death
Always treat them as positive if one is encountered in contact tracing of an infection, i.e. trace who they have had contact with, and treat any non-compliance with contact tracing according to law.
“Noisily” follow safeguards against infection:
😷 Wear a mask, conspicuously put on or check that it’s on.
🧼 Remember your hand hygiene, conspicuously disinfect or wash hands.
↔️ Remember social distancing, and conspicuously double or triple it.

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ipsos  Jul 16, 2021 • 8:50:00pm

re: #62 A Mom Anon

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:06:55pm

re: #57 A Mom Anon

[[[Mom]]]

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:09:51pm

re: #53 Teukka

Good Lord…

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I’ve seen enough. Let antivaxx take them, and good riddance.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:12:54pm

LOL

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Teukka  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:14:08pm

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

PEMDAS FTW :D

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:17:59pm
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retired cynic  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:26:02pm

A friend just sent me this link. I guess it’s an ad, but I don’t keep up on the tool trade. Sure laughed and enjoyed it, tho’.

Corb Lund - Hard On Equipment (Tool for the Job)

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A Mom Anon  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:26:19pm

re: #66 ipsos

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:28:20pm

re: #62 A Mom Anon

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:28:50pm

My Typical Day on Unemployment (Goes to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)

Another wonderful day on extended unemployment benefits! I’m sure you’re wondering how I waste your hard-earned tax dollars with my copious amounts of free money from the government. Let me walk you through a day in my life, or what I like to call “Lifestyles of the Lifeless!”

(more at the link to read about how she’s wasting you hard earned tax dollars with $300 a week)

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Teukka  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:34:59pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:43:58pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:46:04pm

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The opposite (though even the most religious are falling away slowly, 8:51)

Top 10 Most Religious States in the US

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:48:47pm

Under a severe thunderstorm watch since this afternoon; storms are now dropping down across the southern Panhandle from the north. We are about to get a bunch of rain, though the storms don’t look too severe.

windy.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 16, 2021 • 9:57:28pm

re: #74 A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!

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mmmirele  Jul 16, 2021 • 10:05:55pm

re: #37 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

It is also big news to Christians when a famous person becomes a Christian who wasn’t before; they promote that conversion like they bagged a prize bass.

So freaking true, very annoying and extremely problematic.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 10:10:45pm

And now for something different.

Is your pharmacist flirting with you, and you want to see where that goes? Here is a sure-fire article to help you.

25 Rx-Rated Pharmacy Pick Up Lines (July 12, 2015, Pharmacy Times)

Even when pick up lines are horrendously bad, they are still good—or at least guaranteed to get a chuckle.

What inspired this list was an afterwork dinner party where everyone shared their best pharmacy pick up lines. Here is a list of my 25 favorites, with a pharmacy twist:

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mmmirele  Jul 16, 2021 • 10:34:00pm

I just love this, because when I had two cats, they generally were either covertly or overtly hostile.

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wrenchwench  Jul 16, 2021 • 10:38:52pm

re: #72 retired cynic

A friend just sent me this link. I guess it’s an ad, but I don’t keep up on the tool trade. Sure laughed and enjoyed it, tho’.

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Video

Since we can only do one upding per comment, some random comments of yours will be receiving updings, possibly for no apparent reason. Not that a reason is needed for an upding…and I like all of your comments…

I like that song.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 10:53:44pm

Not worried just yet until there’s more data on this, but something to keep an eye on.

COVID: lambda variant is now in 29 countries, but what evidence do we have that it’s more dangerous? (The Conversation, Birmingham City [UK] University Student Newspaper)

Peru has the highest number of COVID deaths per capita, by far. For every 100,000 of the population, 596 have died of COVID. This is almost double the next hardest-hit country, Hungary, which has 307 deaths per 100,000 people.

There are many reasons Peru has fared so badly in the pandemic. They include a poorly funded, under-prepared healthcare system with too few ICU beds; slow vaccine rollout; limited testing capacity; a large informal economy (few people could afford not to work); and overcrowded housing. The country was also beset by the lambda variant. Initially reported in the capital, Lima, in August 2020, by April 2021 it accounted for 97% of all sequences in Peru.

Lambda has now gone globetrotting. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report, it has been found in 29 countries. The report states: “Lambda has been associated with substantive rates of community transmission in multiple countries, with rising prevalence over time concurrent with increased COVID-19 incidence.”

On June 14 2021, WHO declared lambda a “global variant of interest”. Public Health England followed suit on June 23, designating it a “variant under investigation” because of its “international expansion and several notable mutations”.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 16, 2021 • 10:54:58pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 11:11:31pm

In the categories of “Local News,” “Girl Scouts,” “Skiing,” and “Rescue”

Local teen honored by Girl Scouts of America (Bridgeport, Nebr. News-Blade)

TL;DR version: Back in March the Bridgeport Girl Scout Troop set about planning a trip, part of earning merit badges, camping, &c.

They decided to plan a ski trip to Centennial, Wyoming.

They had fun in downhill runs, but on the last run of the day, one of the girls went off the main run, over an embankment, through two sets of trees, and wrapped around the bottom of a tree. She was seriously injured.

Other girls had gone by but didn’t notice, this particular one did (noticing things such as ski gear leading away from the ski trail). She picked that up to ensure other skiers weren’t hurt, then went over the embankment to see what had happened, finding the injured girl. That girl had a broken elbow and other injuries.

She rendered first aid, then returned to the ski trail to flag down other skiers to get the ski patrol.

For her sharp eye noticing something was wrong (she did not see the accident), and for courage under pressure in an emergency, she was given a national award at the recent Gold Award Ceremony, this year held in Alliance.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 11:33:10pm

In the category of our tech dystopian hell:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 16, 2021 • 11:35:35pm

Maybe we could get more conservatives to get vaccinated if we renamed the vaccine.

Maybe something like “Patriot Eagle Liberal Tears.” Bonus if the syringe rolls coal.

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Teukka  Jul 16, 2021 • 11:47:17pm
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 16, 2021 • 11:59:14pm

This is clearly a “Your freedom ends when it effects the freedom of others” thing.

No Vaccine, you don’t get to go out in public. Can’t go into businesses. Can’t go to schools or universities. Can’t go back to your job. You are free to be unvaccinated on your property with your immediate family. You are free to go buy an island or a commune and live with other kooks there away from other people.

I don’t give two shits what fascists pretending to be patriots and libertarians think about that. We shouldn’t be coddling them or their bullshit. There is legal precedent in US case law that gives a thumbs up to required vaccinations.

“Facts don’t care about your feelings” coming from the “alternative facts” people who are always projecting like a goddamned IMAX.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:04:00am

re: #92 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Even in the US, a fair number haven’t been vaccinated because they haven’t had access to the vaccine. Once you’ve made sure they had their chance, I’m fine with keeping them out of places where people congregate.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:15:14am

I look at tweets from news in the mid-west and south and they have hardly any Covid pandemic related news. Denial and avoidance.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:18:29am

re: #94 Dread Pirate Ron

Around here, we never really stopped masking indoors. Unless we’re actively eating or drinking, of course. And al fresco dining remains very popular.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:24:16am

re: #94 Dread Pirate Ron

I look at tweets from news in the mid-west and south and they have hardly any Covid pandemic related news. Denial and avoidance.

Yup. None of our newspapers here (the principal source of news for a lot of people) cover squat about the disease.

Headlines in the principle regional newspaper for the Panhandle, eastern Wyoming, and SW South Dakota has the following headlines:

Top headline: Gering Sees Increase in Tourism
Breland Ridenour Looking to Be State’s Next Governor (another wingnut enters the GOP Primary)
Musician Martin Gilmore to Perform at Scotts Bluff National Monument
Open House for Chimney Rock Museum (the national monument closed for renovations in 2019)
Church in Rural Nebraska Converted to House for Couple, Assorted Wildlife (the steady decline of religion continues)
Nebraska Agreed to Pay for State Trooper Texas Deployment, Documents Show
Giant 82 Year-Old Oak Tree in Omaha Falls During Recent Storm

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:24:17am

I’ve read a few places that biotech companies have been working on trying to come up with wide-spectrum vaccines that target entire classes of viruses. A wide-spectrum influenza vaccine was mentioned specifically. We really are going to need a wide-spectrum coronavirus vaccine to get out of this shit, unless the variants start getting weaker rather than stronger.

Perhaps they shouldn’t have stopped working on DRACO.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:26:47am
The agreement under which Nebraska sent its state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border includes no provision for Texas to pay the estimated cost of $334,000, according to documents obtained by The World-Herald.

A statement from Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska State Patrol said that it’s still possible that the state could be reimbursed. But it’s unclear how that would happen.

(more)
starherald.com

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teleskiguy  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:27:39am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Snowy Range, two hours north of Steamboat, 30 minutes west of Laramie, where the accident happened. Small ski area with four lifts (all old fixed grip Riblets, like we have at the ski area I work at), 865’ vertical drop, average 245” of snow per winter. Learn something new everyday. Think I might ski there next winter on my way to the Tetons.

Glad the story with the girl scouts had a happy ending. Tree strikes are ghastly and a lot of times fatal. A 49-year-old male died at the ski area I work at last winter that way, he was dead when ski patrol found him in the snow next to the tree he crashed into, later pronounced dead in our first aid room at the base, blunt force trauma to the head (here’s the kicker, he was wearing a helmet), Director of Ski Patrol made the call.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:36:18am

re: #99 teleskiguy

Snowy Range, two hours north of Steamboat, 30 minutes west of Laramie, where the accident happened. Small ski area with four lifts (all old fixed grip Riblets, like we have at the ski area I work at), 865’ vertical drop, average 245” of snow per winter. Learn something new everyday. Think I might ski there next winter on my way to the Tetons.

Glad the story with the girl scouts had a happy ending. Tree strikes are ghastly and a lot of times fatal. A 49-year-old male died at the ski area I work at last winter that way, he was dead when ski patrol found him in the snow next to the tree he crashed into, later pronounced dead in our first aid room at the base, blunt force trauma to the head (here’s the kicker, he was wearing a helmet), Director of Ski Patrol made the call.

She kept her head about her for sure. The Girl Scout awardee is a tenth-grader.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 17, 2021 • 12:51:14am

Looks like Switzerland may well hold a referendum on outlawing COVID vaccine certificates by the end of this year.

Launching a vote to repeal a Swiss law requires 50,000 voter signatures be collected within 100 days. A group opposed to a Swiss law allowing the issuance of voluntary Covid certificates gathered more than 187,000 signatures in 4 weeks, setting a new record, according to 20 Minutes.

Switzerland, like much of the world, has launched a voluntary system that provides people who have been tested or vaccinated against Covid-19 with forgery-proof evidence of their status. These Covid-19 certificates, which come in paper and digital formats, can be invaluable for people travelling to other countries as well for gaining entry into private venues that decide to restrict entry to those who pose a lower risk of infecting others with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The Federal Council had already tentatively scheduled a referendum on the subject for 28 November 2021, which means the vote will occur before the end of the year. The next step is for the Federal Chancellery to validate the signatures, which with so many signatures, should pose no hurdle.

The initiative aims to make Switzerland’s Covid certificates illegal.

lenews.ch

Given how quickly the petition drive obtained the required number of signatures, I’d bet there’s at least a 50/50 chance of the referendum passing.

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Targetpractice  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:02:47am

re: #91 Teukka

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They imposed lockdowns and the plague rats just went out in public to protest being “jailed.”

They set up masking and social distancing as a compromise measure to allow people back out in public until a vaccine could be developed, only for the plague rats to stage protests (including mask burning) claiming that mask requirements were violations of their “freedoms.”

Now that vaccines exist, officials have eased mask restrictions back so that only those who have not been vaccinated need wear them, but the plague rats insist that that’s “segregation” and compare being required to wear a mask unless they are vaccinated to being a Jew in Nazi Germany.

They’ve been offered money, booze, weed, and all sorts of other incentives to get vaccinated and instead they’ve ratcheted up the rhetoric and gone so far as to threaten violence against efforts to educate people about the vaccine and its availability. At some point, you just have to acknowledge that these asshats want the virus to spread.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:05:39am

The CCP Phone

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ericblair  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:09:15am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:22:20am

re: #91 Teukka

If I’ve been playing in the road and haven’t been hit by a car, what incentive do I have (to stop playing in the road)?

They’re simply not going to get a vaccine. Their religious faith in conservative lies has short-circuited their reasoning.

All we can do is protect those we can, and watch these fools sicken and maybe die one-by-one.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:26:50am

64% of applicants, almost all of them mom-and-pop style restaurants, got nothing.

The big corporations sure lined up at the trough though.

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Targetpractice  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:35:15am

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

64% of applicants, almost all of them mom-and-pop style restaurants, got nothing.

The big corporations sure lined up at the trough though.

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Another federal program meant to help the little guy that turned into a bailout for major corporations?

Say it ain’t so!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:38:02am

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (Wingnut-NE1) is going to introduce an expanded version of his bill which died in the last Congress to extend the child tax credit to foetuses.

fortenberry.house.gov

He calls it the “Care for Her” act.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:43:05am

Henry Olsen, Washington Post staff wingnut, thinks Rep. Fortenberry’s idea is great.

The bill has four basic provisions. First, it would make unborn children eligible for the child tax credit. Under current law, that means every expectant mother would get $3,600 she otherwise would not. Second, it would establish a federal-state partnership that assesses and catalogues all available resources and programs that an expectant mother is eligible for. Participation in the program would be voluntary for states, but those that do would commit to providing each expectant mother with that list at an appropriate time during her pregnancy, letting her know that the community is ready to care for her and her child. Third, it would provide federal grants for the advancement of maternal housing, job training and other educational opportunities. Finally, it would provide incentives to improve maternal health and child health outcomes.

We’ll have to wait to see the language of the bill first, Mr. Olsen, as Rep. Fortenberry is not a member of a political party that gives a damn about maternal housing, job training, or other educational opportunities. Nor do they care about child health outcomes or maternal health.

Opinion: It’s about time lawmakers focus on pregnant women beyond the abortion debate. Here’s a bill that would do that.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:43:37am
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Targetpractice  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:50:52am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Henry Olsen, Washington Post staff wingnut, thinks Rep. Fortenberry’s idea is great.

We’ll have to wait to see the language of the bill first, Mr. Olsen, as Rep. Fortenberry is not a member of a political party that gives a damn about maternal housing, job training, or other educational opportunities. Nor do they care about child health outcomes or maternal health.

Opinion: It’s about time lawmakers focus on pregnant women beyond the abortion debate. Here’s a bill that would do that.

It will work much like how they handle the welfare system already: Those women who need it won’t qualify, while the women who do qualify won’t need it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:52:09am

On top of trending on Twitter: #DeleteFacebook

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:54:29am

re: #111 Targetpractice

It will work much like how they handle the welfare system already: Those women who need it won’t qualify, while the women who do qualify won’t need it.

That and Fortenberry’s goal here isn’t about helping women or foetuses.

It’s about banning abortion. “See, we’re giving you help, therefore abortion isn’t necessary.”

He even gives it away on his House page when he says this is about women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 17, 2021 • 1:54:32am
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teleskiguy  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:02:55am

re: #114 Dread Pirate Ron

Dude, that makes Charlie go

Giphy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:03:30am

NBC Scottsbluff:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:07:23am

The super-expensive housing market (houses that cost one hundred times or more than mine) is starting to take a downturn as people are interested in selling, but not finding buyers. (Long thread of expensive home pictures and people whinging they can’t get their millions they expected.)

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Targetpractice  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:10:18am

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That and Fortenberry’s goal here isn’t about helping women or foetuses.

It’s about banning abortion. “See, we’re giving you help, therefore abortion isn’t necessary.”

He even gives it away on his House page when he says this is about women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant.

That’s one angle to it. Personally what I’m seeing is a stealth “personhood” law, classifying fetuses as children under federal law for the purposes of taxation. Once the camel’s snout is under the tent flap, the next step is arguing in the courts that federal law has to be consistent on the subject of whether or not a fetus counts as a person.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:13:49am

re: #118 Targetpractice

That’s one angle to it. Personally what I’m seeing is a stealth “personhood” law, classifying fetuses as children under federal law for the purposes of taxation. Once the camel’s snout is under the tent flap, the next step is arguing in the courts that federal law has to be consistent on the subject of whether or not a fetus counts as a person.

Followed by banning abortion because the courts have defined a foetus as a person, and holding anyone responsible for an abortion guilty of murder.

Followed by the Grand Old Perverts bringing in their genital police (expanding opportunities from simply looking at children’s genitals).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:16:57am

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but with a death rate of around 10%. It is also carried by rodents.

The smallpox vaccine works against monkeypox.

Monkeypox (Wikipedia, with photographs of the pox)

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teleskiguy  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:22:21am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not too long ago I had a conversation with my mother about her house, built in 1991, 27 miles from world class ski resorts. “I could be a millionaire tomorrow,” she told me. 🥺

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:27:42am

re: #120 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The last monkeypox outbreak in the USA was traced to a pet store in a suburb of Chicago in 2003. The store owner kept prairie dogs as pets next to a recently-imported Gambian pouched rat (a known carrier of monkeypox) given to him by a Texas exotic-animal dealer. That outbreak sickened ninety-three people (none died) in seven states.

Monkeypox Review, July 15, 2003 (Medscape, a summary of the disease and the contact tracing involved)

There is no known safe treatment for monkeypox. Antiviral treatments have given poor or no results. The only known way to avoid infection is to avoid mammals infected with the disease (including humans, who can transmit it), or the smallpox vaccine (not recommended except for military personnel, certain laboratory technicians, and certain veterinarians).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:30:18am

No worse than the Monkey Grippe!

Bill Wyman - Monkey Grip - 1974 - Full Album

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:41:10am

The person with monkeypox in Texas is a resident of Dallas. He travelled to Nigeria where he picked up the disease.

On the way back, he travelled through the Atlanta airport.

Masking will mostly (but not completely) prevent the spread of that disease. Unfortunately, he went though Georgia and Texas instead.

The CDC is on the ball trying to contact-trace everyone in both airports and other people he may have come in contact with. He is in quarantine in a hospital in Dallas until the disease passes (it normally lasts three to five weeks if you don’t die from it).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:46:32am

For the overnight flight something easy on the ears:


jazz samba encore! (1963) stan getz luiz bonfa antonio carlos jobim



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Targetpractice  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:47:35am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Followed by banning abortion because the courts have defined a foetus as a person, and holding anyone responsible for an abortion guilty of murder.

Followed by the Grand Old Perverts bringing in their genital police (expanding opportunities from simply looking at children’s genitals).

The quickest way to show the bill for what it is? Ask Fortenberry if women who miscarry can still qualify for the tax credit for the months they were pregnant. When he declares that no, the bill only applies to women who bring their “person” to term, then point out that the bill is not about helping women and all about establishing fetuses as “persons.”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:48:40am

re: #125 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Very 1960s.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:51:23am

re: #126 Targetpractice

The quickest way to show the bill for what it is? Ask Fortenberry if women who miscarry can still qualify for the tax credit for the months they were pregnant. When he declares that no, the bill only applies to women who bring their “person” to term, then point out that the bill is not about helping women and all about establishing fetuses as “persons.”

Well, fortunately Fortenberry’s bill will die in the House.

His bill last time around wasn’t as expansive as this and it also died in the House.

He’s grandstanding for his “pro-life” cred.

Plus he doesn’t do town halls in NE-1 and avoids reporters.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 17, 2021 • 2:55:18am

Need some ambient music to relax? Instead of the sound of trickling water, how about the sound of lava falls?

Iceland Volcano update july 17, very fast lava flows East



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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 3:00:56am

One thing Twitter is good at, is blowing up news all around the world. Sometimes it even travels faster than the conspiracy theories there.

Conspiracies are already flying though, equating monkeypox to Ebolavirus.

Monkeypox is part of the orthopoxvirus family, which includes chickenpox, smallpox, horsepox, cowpox, vaccinia, and camelpox.

Stuff like this should be reported by the Twitterati here as spreading medical misinformation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 3:13:08am

Name and bunchanumbers here should be reported as well.

It is not in England.
It is not Ebolavirus.
It is not caused by the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 3:20:05am

Morans abound.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 3:37:02am

Is this thing on?

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steve_davis  Jul 17, 2021 • 3:54:46am

re: #21 Dread Pirate Ron

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is theground base limestone? i’m finding it hard to imagine a flood would just open an enormous sinkhole like that unless there had been years and years of soft foundation getting eaten away to start.

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 4:01:18am

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 4:03:42am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 17, 2021 • 4:07:39am

I’m away to bed. See ya.

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 4:09:08am

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 4:10:56am

Just four states accounted for more than 40 percent of all cases in the past week, with 1 in 5 of all cases occurring in Florida alone,” White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters during a briefing Friday

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:03:53am

Two headlines (with subtitles), same scientific study:

Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

A study published Friday in the journal Science Advances shows that just a sliver of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other extinct groups like Neanderthals and Denisovans

As little as 1.5% of our genome is ‘uniquely human’

The rest is shared with ancient human relatives such as Neanderthals.

Headline writers, what a job.

As the latter story points out:

Green described the 7% value as the portion of the human genome where humans are more closely related to each other than to Neanderthals or Denisovans. The 1.5% value is the portion that includes gene variants that all humans have but no Neanderthal or Denisovan had.

Even that is probably going to mislead.

Here’s the actual research article:

An ancestral recombination graph of human, Neanderthal, and Denisovan genomes

The research was about coming up with a new algorithm (that could scale to large data sets) for discovering ancestral recombination graphs (ARGs).

ARGs can be used to determine the time to most recent common ancestor (TMRCA).

Lots of interesting stuff in the paper, including support for the idea that some east African populations had ancient (prehistoric) introgression from modern Eurasian humans who carried with them Neanderthal admixture back into particular east African populations.

Outside of Africa, our Neanderthal introgression maps largely agree with prior studies. We detect a mean TMRCA to Neanderthal of about 74 ka ago […] We see slightly more Neanderthal ancestry in Central Asia, East Asia, and the Americas than in Europe, South Asia, and Southwest Asia (Fig. 3A). We also find more geographically restricted Neanderthal haplotype blocks in South Asia than elsewhere in mainland Eurasia, and the fewest geographically restricted Neanderthal haplotype blocks in the Americas […].

Also, about that sex with Denisovans:

We next investigated population-specific patterns within Denisovan ancestry segments and found that these segments probably originate from admixture with multiple, divergent individuals that were distantly related to the Denisovan genome. This implies that the Denisovan genome is not a good model for the actual population that admixed with humans with “Denisovan” ancestry. Prior studies have suggested that Denisovan-like haplotype blocks in humans have two or three distinct sources with different levels of divergence to the Denisovan genome […] We uncover the same signal […]

Now about those different “%” in the pop headlines:

[…] We find that approximately 7% of the human autosomal genome is [modern] human-unique and free of both admixture and ILS [incomplete lineage sorting, i.e., when two or more populations still share the same DNA because of inheriting it from their common ancestor.] Roughly 50% of the human genome contains regions where one or more humans has archaic ancestry obtained through admixture. If deserts are further restricted to regions that contain a high-frequency, human-specific derived allele, i.e., a substitution that can be assigned to the [modern] human lineage (hereafter “human-specific regions”), then these comprise only 1.5% of the assayed genome […]

In other words, only about 1.5% of our DNA contain unique mutations, compared to our closes cousins. About 7% of our DNA, specifically regions along our (23) chromosomes, do not exhibit incomplete lineage sorting or admixing with our closest cousins. Our autosomal DNA is about 3 billion base pairs long spread over 22 chromosomes (autosomal do not include the sex-specific chromosome).

Only about 7% along the lengths of those 22 chromosomes cannot be found shared regions with our closest relatives. That does not mean that the entire 7% is brand new DNA mutations since the split (circa 600kya.) What it means is that part of that 7% that we own could have been lost by Neanderthals and Denisovans. I.e., that part of our DNA was completely sorted by lineage.

The other important discovery is that the burst of genetic change happened in roughly two periods, approximately 600kya and 200kya. The latter is similar to the conclusion by archeology that modern humans become evident in the rocks about 200kya. While some archeology has pushed that back to 300kya, this paper suggest that too is compatible with their discoveries.

The rest of their conclusions are pretty much in accord with prior studies: some populations in east Asia show admixture with ancestor(s) further removed from the Denisovan genome from discovered bones; Oceania populations show some additional admixture; the shared Neanderthal admixture for all Eurasians happened about 74kya ago, etc.

So this paper is more about a novel algorithm (for dealing with huge DNA data sets) than upending any anthropological conclusions.

But I thought the apparently conflicting headlines warranted an explanation.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:23:33am

re: #130 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:32:29am
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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:34:32am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:35:39am

re: #143 Belafon

Oh good. Fuck you, Republicans, you’re not getting me sick again.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:36:53am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:40:59am

Ok. If that’s all it was. 👀

And props to pence for this (and nothing more).

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:41:04am

re: #142 Belafon

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Regardless of the evidence
And our experience last year
We’re just so tired of this
So we quit
The virus will respect that, right?

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jeffreyw  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:44:24am

Good morning!

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:47:09am

Medical science couldn’t cure my dads leukemia.
The system let me down.
So I’m not gonna take this vaccine.

Are you saying the antivax are that stone stunningly stupid?

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:47:37am

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 17, 2021 • 5:51:13am

re: #134 steve_davis

is theground base limestone? i’m finding it hard to imagine a flood would just open an enormous sinkhole like that unless there had been years and years of soft foundation getting eaten away to start.

Depending on location, yes.

en.wikipedia.org

Famous tourist attraction in Belgium is a set of caves where a small river “disappears” underground and then reemerges a few miles further on.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:08:22am

re: #147 Dangerman

It’s the “natural selection solution”. The weak and the genetically unfit will be eliminated.

Now, to be fair, I’m sure that probably sounds better in German, ideally delivered by some chap with a snappy black uniform, wearing Prussian riding boots. Maybe an armband of some kind, too.

/s

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:12:51am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:16:12am

Because of course humans are humans and we always do the same thing:

Cock of the north: Roman stone-carved penis uncovered during Yorkshire archaeological dig

A Roman stone-carved penis is one of thousands of artifacts discovered during half a decade of excavation work around the town of Catterick, it has been revealed.

The 11 inch phallus - complete with line of ejaculate - is believed to date back to the early years of the ancient empire’s occupation of Britain, which began in the first century AD.

[…]

Porn is immutable across the millennia.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:17:47am
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:20:16am

re: #154 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Because of course humans are humans and we always do the same thing:

Cock of the north: Roman stone-carved penis uncovered during Yorkshire archaeological dig

Porn is immutable across the millennia.

Was it carved from black stone?

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:25:47am

re: #152 Dr Lizardo

It’s the “natural selection solution”. The weak and the genetically unfit will be eliminated.

Now, to be fair, I’m sure that probably sounds better in German, ideally delivered by some chap with a snappy black uniform, wearing Prussian riding boots. Maybe an armband of some kind, too.

/s

Global health experts have condemned Boris Johnson’s lifting of most Covid-19 legal restrictions in England on Monday as ‘a threat to the world,’ as daily case numbers in the UK rose to more than 50,000,” the Financial Times reports.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:28:31am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The agreement under which Nebraska sent its state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border includes no provision for Texas to pay the estimated cost of $334,000, according to documents obtained by The World-Herald.
A statement from Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska State Patrol said that it’s still possible that the state could be reimbursed. But it’s unclear how that would happen.

Make Mexico pay for it.

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Dangerman  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:28:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:32:41am

re: #159 Dangerman

I guess we should retire the expression “avoid it like the plague”, given how little effort people seem to be willing to go to to avoid plagues.

avoid it like masks

avoid it like vaccines

avoid it like 5G

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:47:38am

re: #154 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Because of course humans are humans and we always do the same thing:

Cock of the north: Roman stone-carved penis uncovered during Yorkshire archaeological dig

Porn is immutable across the millennia.

Commissioned by Larrius Flyntius.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 6:49:29am
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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:03:11am

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

avoid it like masks

avoid it like vaccines

avoid it like 5G

Avoid it like the facts.

Avoid it like the truth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:05:32am

re: #163 Belafon

Avoid it like the facts.

Avoid it like the truth.

avoid it like CRT

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:06:58am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

avoid it like CRT

I switched to flat screens years ago.

[Ducks.]

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teleskiguy  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:07:52am

I’m a music snob! Yay! I just bought Squid’s album “Bright Green Field” on vinyl. It’s their debut album and it was released on my birthday two months ago.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:10:31am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

avoid it like CRT

Confederate Revisionist Theory

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teleskiguy  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:13:18am

re: #166 teleskiguy

So I got this coming, Kick The Cat’s new LP, Umphrey’s McGee’s new LP (with extra short title), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s latest 3LP live album…

Did you know that as of 2017 there are only 40 phonograph pressing facilities on Earth, 18 of them in the United States?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:14:18am

re: #168 teleskiguy

So I got this coming, Kick The Cat’s new LP, Umphrey’s McGee’s new LP (with extra short title), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s latest 3LP live album…

Did you know that as of 2017 there are only 40 phonograph pressing facilities on Earth, 18 of them in the United States?

How many photo film processing labs are there left?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:19:13am

re: #168 teleskiguy

So I got this coming, Kick The Cat’s new LP, Umphrey’s McGee’s new LP (with extra short title), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s latest 3LP live album…

Did you know that as of 2017 there are only 40 phonograph pressing facilities on Earth, 18 of them in the United States?

There’s one here in Czech Republic - thanks to the resurgence of vinyl, they’re doing good business.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:27:39am

re: #168 teleskiguy

My son has a collection of over 2500 CDs and 200 albums. Mostly metal and hard rock. Some of his collection comes from overseas. I never thought about where they are made before. With record sales up and fans wanting more and more LPs I wonder if more factories will end up opening.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:27:57am

re: #157 Dangerman

Global health experts have condemned Boris Johnson’s lifting of most Covid-19 legal restrictions in England on Monday as ‘a threat to the world,’ as daily case numbers in the UK rose to more than 50,000,” the Financial Times reports.

Seems to me the UK government is going full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes. Hell, even the UK’s Health Minister has COVID-19 now.

They’re just going to let it rip; it’s every man for himself now.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:33:23am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

We’re going to do the same damned thing. Delta (and whatever it eventually mutates into thanks to the antivax death cultists) could be tearing through the population like gas station sushi through a traveling salesman and we won’t do masks again, won’t do lockdown again, nothing. We’ll just get used to people dying left and right the same way we got used to some lunatic with a gun mass-murdering dozens every few weeks.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:38:48am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The agreement under which Nebraska sent its state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border includes no provision for Texas to pay the estimated cost of $334,000, according to documents obtained by The World-Herald.
A statement from Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska State Patrol said that it’s still possible that the state could be reimbursed. But it’s unclear how that would happen.

(more)
starherald.com

So Nebraskans are on the hook for this. No way Texas ever pays a cent for this. Oh wait, bet the GOP members of the legislature would be happy to do that. They aren’t willing to pay to help the the average people of their state. But to help TFG and to promote the notion those fleeing violence from the South are evil, they may be willing to do it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:44:46am
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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:46:35am

re: #114 Dread Pirate Ron

a.k.a. a “suicide cord”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:48:47am
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Nojay UK  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:49:25am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

Seems to me the UK government is going full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes. Hell, even the UK’s Health Minister has COVID-19 now. They’re just going to let it rip; it’s every man for himself now.

“They” can’t stop it, people aren’t going to listen or obey and there aren’t enough police to properly enforce the limited set of rules they have in place right now. There’s a saying they teach young military officers, “Don’t ever give an order you know won’t be obeyed.” That’s the situation the English government is in, basically.

The Scottish government is opening up things as well while trying to keep some minor tweaks to the “don’t pass this disease around” precautions. They’re relaxing the rules for the same reasons as Boris and co., people are people and most of them don’t see the need for continuing to suffer under the current sanitary regime and they will happily vote out the folks trying to tamp down this disease if the precautions inconvenience them.

The UK is reporting Delta variant infections at nearly 100% of new cases. What’s looking hopeful is that a lot of these new cases in the UK have very mild symptoms in part because most of those exposed to the disease are vaccinated, keeping the vast majority of sufferers out of hospital and ventilation beds. The UK’s case rate is currently eight times that of the US, the death rate is less (per capita).

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 7:49:34am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

Similar concept, expressed more nerdily:

xkcd.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:03:28am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

Seems to me the UK government is going full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes. Hell, even the UK’s Health Minister has COVID-19 now.

[Embedded content]

They’re just going to let it rip; it’s every man for himself now.

Not quite true— they are using this as a tool to get everyone vaccinated. The message is that that vaccine converts the disease into something no worse than a cold, and that might be true for most who become ill. So it may encourage the British “vaccine resistant” to finally become vaccinated.

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darthstar  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:04:34am

We need to end forced indoctrination in our schools, and after we end forced indoctrination in our schools we need to mandate that every student stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:05:00am

Hmm… Sooo…. FB says it works to limit CoViD misinfo on their platform. I just got a video that was uploaded 2021-03-28, and when I try to flag it, I get the popup, but then it hangs… So the response to @POTUS was….

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:12:15am

re: #148 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:20:59am

Sweden already is dealing with reparations for their sterilization programme…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:25:46am

re: #184 Teukka

Seems like all countries do shitty things at one time or another.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:33:14am

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

Seems like all countries do shitty things at one time or another.

Institutions with an inordinate power over people eventually abuse that power.

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steve_davis  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:33:29am

A disappointing Saturday morning…..after finally beating Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition on the Hard setting, I get walloped twice when the game determines that ganging up on me is the only way to win. Ordinarily, you would think human players would not do this without some kind of alliance, because you are just sapping resources to potentially help an opponent, but the game of course sees the whole board, knows I’m going to be unstoppable, and suddenly opposing armies are free to roam all over the board, knowing that their computer “opponents” won’t bother to attack their naked cities.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:36:41am

re: #184 Teukka

Yeah, that’s likely going to be a big issue here in Czechia. And seeing as the majority of the women involuntarily sterilized were Roma, there’s going to be a lot of screaming about compensating them - Czech attitudes towards the Roma are abysmal, to put it lightly.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:39:00am

re: #187 steve_davis

So it’s got a kobayashi maru setting?

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:43:38am

re: #188 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, that’s likely going to be a big issue here in Czechia. And seeing as the majority of the women involuntarily sterilized were Roma, there’s going to be a lot of screaming about compensating them - Czech attitudes towards the Roma are abysmal, to put it lightly.

Not to mention it being iffy with regard to Article 2(d) of the CPPCG, to put it lightly…

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 8:46:37am

So got a heads-up for this vid from Beau…

Let’s talk about Tucker Carlson, Dietrich, and June….

Which referred to this.

2 maps that tell the story of Covid-19 in America

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:02:50am

Decided to check out the San Diego county voter registration data.

Comparing the current report to the one from Nov 2020 (date of the election):
Dems: +16.5k
GOP: -4k

Pretty telling.

In the 50th Congressional district, the old Duncan Hunter district which Car Thief took over when Hunter the Lesser was caught in his crimes, at the last election the Republicans had a 38.5k advantage. Now? It’s down to 34k advantage. Quite a swing in only 9 months.

Now, with the redistricting that is coming who knows what the balance will be.

While the GOP continues its decline in San Diego, the American Independent (e.g. racist fascist party before the GOP took over that title) did grow by…6k. So the hate-right is alive and well, just not wanting to register as a Republican for some reason.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:06:31am

re: #191 Teukka

Wow, a Cillizza that isn’t an absolute garbage fire of bothsiderism.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:11:10am

re: #108 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (Wingnut-NE1) is going to introduce an expanded version of his bill which died in the last Congress to extend the child tax credit to foetuses.

fortenberry.house.gov

He calls it the “Care for Her” act.

So if there is a miscarriage what happens? Oh I know what happens…the Jesus Patrol will have to certify it was a miscarriage and not murder…and the cash has to be paid back with interest…

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:15:43am

re: #191 Teukka

So got a heads-up for this vid from Beau…

[Embedded content]

So many nurses at clinics denied that the virus was an issue and refuse to get the vaccine now.

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Ming5000  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:20:39am

edit: ugh, Chris Cillizza is still annoying

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mmmirele  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:25:44am

re: #146 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Ok. If that’s all it was. 👀

[Embedded content]

You know, I read about what Mike Pence said and did on January 6, and while I hesitate to give him kudos for *anything*, he was absolutely right about the Secret Service. If they’d had their way, they really would have whisked him off to Alaska. Speaker Pelosi also refused to move the House to Joint Base Andrews to conduct their business. As dimwitted as I think Mike Pence is, I think he had that one stopped clock moment where he realized that if he didn’t stay at the Capitol, if he did let the Secret Service move him away, it would have caused even greater damage to a peaceful transfer of power. Now, it’s possible that Pelosi called him and told him this. Or someone else did. But in the end, the dude did the right thing for once in his life.

Now can I go back to berating Pence?

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:26:52am

re: #197 mmmirele

Yes. Mike Pence is a despicable human being. I remind you, he was about to get voted out as Governor of Indiana, which is why he agreed to jump on the Trump Train out of desperation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:27:11am
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KingKenrod  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:28:14am

As I was reading “Forget the Alamo”, it occurred to me that Texas is the only state to fight TWO civil wars to preserve slavery.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:31:46am
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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:32:03am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

Neither of my dogs care about the tv.

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:32:24am

re: #195 Belafon

So many nurses at clinics denied that the virus was an issue and refuse to get the vaccine now.

Hence why am at the “zero fucks” level atm. Treat them like the liabilities to life and public health they are, hold them accountable for any harm they cause, demand justice.
From those who pander to them, from those who spread the misinformation, etc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:33:43am
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:35:53am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

My knucklehead dog pays rapt attention to the TV when dogs are depicted. When there is a sound effect of dogs barking or whining but no dog being depicted, he goes sniffing around frantically around and behind the TV trying to find the invisible/hidden dogs.

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sagehen  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:39:08am

re: #200 KingKenrod

As I was reading “Forget the Alamo”, it occurred to me that Texas is the only state to fight TWO civil wars to preserve slavery.

I’ve wondered, when the Union showed up in Galveston on Juneteenth to set free the slaves… were the slaveholders in Galveston because they were Galveston people living their Galveston lives, or were they there because they were waiting on ships to take them and their slaves to Brazil?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:39:21am

Happy Caturday people. Whew got the yard work done early when its cool.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:39:41am
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sagehen  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:41:02am

re: #202 Belafon

Neither of my dogs care about the tv.

I had a roommate whose dog LOVED David Letterman. He’d hear “coming up after the break, Stupid Pet Tricks” and come tearing into the room from downstairs and park himself in front of the TV.

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:41:15am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:42:29am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

He wants more money to do more work. Clear as glass. Besides its a health department matter. Not criminal law. Sheriffs are not ordinarily patrolling retail stores.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:43:17am

re: #209 sagehen

I had a roommate whose dog LOVED David Letterman. He’d hear “coming up after the break, Stupid Pet Tricks” and come tearing into the room from downstairs and park himself in front of the TV.

My Maine Coon cat loves Live Hummingbirds on Youtube, with the sound turned up.

Live Hummingbird Feeder Cam, Bird Feeder, Studio City, California

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:45:17am

re: #201 JOE 🥓

I don’t know anything about the Black Rifle coffee company or why they would be associated with the KKK, but my co-worker brought some in and while it was not to my preference, I’ve had worse. Aside from their founding apparently being a temper-tantrum in response to Starbucks allegedly hiring refugees, what’s their deal?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:46:25am

re: #207 Rightwingconspirator

Happy Caturday people. Whew got the yard work done early when its cool.

What is this cool you speak of? East coast is broiling.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:47:08am

re: #213 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

I don’t know anything about the Black Rifle coffee company or why they would be associated with the KKK, but my co-worker brought some in and while it was not to my preference, I’ve had worse. Aside from their founding apparently being a temper-tantrum in response to Starbucks allegedly hiring refugees, what’s their deal?

Black Rifle positions itself as a Right Wing Starbucks. Kyle Rittenhouse endorses their coffee.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:48:02am

re: #214 Colère Tueur de Lapin

What is this cool you speak of? East coast is broiling.

And that cats are all exposing maximum surface area.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:48:26am

re: #207 Rightwingconspirator

re: #214 Colère Tueur de Lapin

This is what is going on in the Greater Philadelphia area today. What a mixed bag.
weather.gov

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DesertDenizen  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:48:33am

re: #213 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

nytimes.com

A very good, in depth article about them.

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Belafon  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:49:39am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I think he actually said “Not backed by seance.”

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:50:21am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:50:58am

re: #193 Sufficient unto the day…

Wow, a Cillizza that isn’t an absolute garbage fire of bothsiderism.

Stopped clock moment.

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Teukka  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:51:44am

re: #219 Belafon

I think he actually said “Not backed by seance.”

Stole that one…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:52:27am

re: #217 PhillyPretzel

This is what is going on in the Greater Philadelphia area today. What a mixed bag.
weather.gov

We are working on an engagement party for my daughter and her girlfriend today; we either are going to get hot and humid as fuck, or rain.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:55:39am
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mmmirele  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:55:44am

Britney Spears is *tired* of her family, y’all. I believe this is directed at her sister Jamie Lynn (who is trending on Twitter) and was posted last night.

Original at Instagram: Instagram

There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that !!!! How dare the people you love the most say anything at all … did they even put a hand out to even lift me up at the TIME !!!??? How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning ???? Again … NO … so if you’re reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly !!! If you’re gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny …. 🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼 and have a good day !!!!! PS if you’re reading this today and you can relate …. I’m sorry because I know what it’s like … and I send you my love 💋💋💋 !!!!

ETA: My brother and I talked about Britney yesterday and how she’s trapped in that conservatorship. He knew she had an IUD against her will and was *stunned* this could be done against her will.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:55:50am

re: #218 DesertDenizen

Thanks! That is more or less the explanation I predicted.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:57:52am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

They should see some of the streets in the historic areas of Philly. If you have cobble stones you are in good shape.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:58:31am

re: #227 PhillyPretzel

They should see some of the streets in the historic areas of Philly. If you have cobble stones you are in good shape.

Drive out to my west or north a few miles, and we have dirt roads.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 17, 2021 • 9:58:54am

Try the streets in New Orleans. Even some of the main roads are in terrible and the side streets? Hope your suspension is up to the challenge.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:01:13am

Talcum X is trending on Twitter…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:01:56am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pittsburgh…

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:02:32am

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

In the DFW area, your main problem isn’t that the roads are shit, it’s that there’s “construction” that has been going on in high-traffic areas for what seems like about the last 30 years with no end in sight.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:02:32am

re: #230 JOE 🥓

It was the white move for him in the end.

/

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:02:48am

re: #230 JOE 🥓

and nothing of value was lost.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:03:13am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:03:15am

re: #118 Targetpractice

That’s one angle to it. Personally what I’m seeing is a stealth “personhood” law, classifying fetuses as children under federal law for the purposes of taxation. Once the camel’s snout is under the tent flap, the next step is arguing in the courts that federal law has to be consistent on the subject of whether or not a fetus counts as a person.

And if it does count as a person, then a life insurance policy can be obtained for it at the same rate as a newborn life insurance policy. And with the prevailing research that only ~30% of conception results in live birth, the insurance companies will be shitting their britches.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:03:30am

re: #228 Dopamine Fish

Drive out to my west or north a few miles, and we have dirt roads.

we have doubtful dirt…

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Dave In Austin  Jul 17, 2021 • 10:04:52am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 17, 2021 • 11:01:10am

re: #223 Colère Tueur de Lapin

We are working on an engagement party for my daughter and her girlfriend today; we either are going to get hot and humid as fuck, or rain.

We had both here in NW PA yesterday :-(


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