Master Songwriter Jackson Browne: “Walls and Doors” (Live From Home)

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Jackson Browne performs “Walls and Doors” live from home.

Greg Leisz: guitar
Jackson Browne: piano / vocals

Filmed, Recorded and Mixed by Kevin Smith
Written by Carlos Varela
Drive Music Publishing, ASCAOP

From the album “Standing In The Breach” hyperurl.co

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LYRICS:

Ever since the world’s existed
There’s one thing that is certain
There are those who build walls
And those who open doors
Ah but this my love I’m thinking you already knew
For some it’s always winter
While others have the spring
Some people find good fortune
While others never find a thing
Ah but this my love is something you already knew
That’s how it’s always been
And I know you know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
I’m going to say that again
Because I know you know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
Of what use is the moon if you don’t have the night?
Of what use is a windmill with no Quixote left who’ll fight?
Ah but this my love is something you already knew
At some point on the horizon
Sky can be confused with earth
Some people dream of God
While others dream of wealth
But of course my love this is what you see out on the street
It’s how it’s always been
And I know you know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
Let me say that again
Because I know that we both know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
When nobody owns it
When nobody owns it
When nobody owns it
When nobody owns it
Ever since the world’s existed
There’s one thing that is certain
Some people build walls
Others open doors

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226 comments
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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 8:37:03pm
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terraincognita  Jul 20, 2021 • 8:44:32pm

That’s it Bucks take it…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 8:58:02pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 9:24:36pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 9:25:24pm

re: #4 Dread Pirate Ron

Thank Cthulhu there is no Diet Coke in that box!

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 9:33:21pm

CO State Highway 14 is closed between MM 66 (Cameron Pass) and MM 92 (Rustic) through the Poudre Canyon “due to severe flooding.” Cameron Peak Fire burn scar.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 9:42:35pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 9:42:49pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 9:53:58pm

re: #7 Dread Pirate Ron

This is only Tuesday night. I’m just waiting for what happens during the rest of the week because I know more bombshells are coming!

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 10:00:34pm

re: #9 JOE 🥓

This is only Tuesday night. I’m just waiting for what happens during the rest of the week because I know more bombshells are coming!

It’s infrastructure week and he’s not even president anymore.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 20, 2021 • 10:02:29pm

re: #8 Dread Pirate Ron

Like Popehat with RICO?

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 10:24:22pm

I’d heard it said that Schumer was who all the other senators and White House people went to for Hamilton tickets, and I just assumed it was because he’s the NY senator so of course he’s the Broadway hookup. No, that’s wrong. He’s not a hookup for any other shows, just Hamilton.

So I watched “Siempre Luis”, the documentary Lin-Manuel Miranda produced about his dad. Turns out, Luis Miranda was interested in politics back in PR, then when he came to grad school in NYC he made it a hobby to do voter registration for the Puerto Ricans in NYC…

After Reagan’s 1986 Amnesty, Luis became the political organizer for all the Spanish-speaking new citizens in the city. Dominicans, Panamanians, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Venezuelans, Luis was the go-to Latin Whisperer for big campaigns… he was critical to Schumer winning his 1998 Senate race (against Al D’Amato).

So Schumer is the Senate’s most enthusiastic pro-immigration and pro-PRstatehood senator, and he can get Hamilton tickets whenever he needs to grease a senator or a cabinet official or a third assistant undersecretary or whoever…

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Targetpractice  Jul 20, 2021 • 10:40:46pm

I always love how, as soon as I tell a guest that there’s no way I can extend their room another day and the only rooms available are too expensive, magically things start breaking in their room. Been here for days with no problems, but as soon as they might have to go looking for another hotel, they suddenly start having issues in the room that need “compensation.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 10:49:19pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 20, 2021 • 10:59:11pm

re: #14 Dread Pirate Ron

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“They’re keeping the name of the cop secret because he’s black! They don’t want to look bad for calling a black cop a murderer for killing a white woman! The fact that they’re protecting him is because he’s black!”

“So, let’s talk about the racial aspect of MAGAt martyrdom of Ashli Bab…”

“WHY YOU GOTTA BRING RACE INTO THIS?!”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:13:34pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:44:57pm

I’m beginning to think Garland is trying to cover up all the crime-ing that’s been done.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:06:43am

re: #17 Dread Pirate Ron

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I’m beginning to think Garland is trying to cover up all the crime-ing that’s been done.

We saw the same shit in ‘09, the “institutionalists” who argued for allowing crimes to go unpunished if only to preserve the institutions. The argument being that if you held accountable those who had abused the powers of the institution, then the people would lose faith in the institution and might even demand greater accountability and reform.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:19:58am

re: #18 Targetpractice

I don’t have faith in government exactly because they cover shit up rather than hold officials accountable.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:26:30am

re: #19 Dread Pirate Ron

I don’t have faith in government exactly because they cover shit up rather than hold officials accountable.

It’s the “Good German” problem, the reality that most of the guys who are still around are the ones who managed to make it for four years by quietly signing off on whatever abuses of the law and regs that the last wannabe dictator put on their desks.

If you hold everybody who participated accountable then you have nobody left to run things, but by not doing so you also make it almost a guarantee that it will happen again. So instead we get these empty promises of “doing better” and pointless talk about “never again.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:45:03am

Right-wing religious radio host Sandy Rios may have gone to CPAC with Covid-19, where she broadcast her Christian hate radio show.

I do want to tell you that a week ago today I took my husband to the emergency room at the hospital. I was worried sick, he was not breathing. He was in really difficult circumstances. We were told that he did have COVID pneumonia. He was fighting for his life.

So you can imagine what this week was like. Saturday I was able to bring Bruce home. He’s home on oxygen. And yes, if you want to know if I had COVID, yes I tested positive as well. I guess that’s why I’ve been sick so many weeks.

We just thought - our grandchildren are here with us - they went to vacation bible school and came home sick. We immediately caught whatever they had - we just thought it was what kids bring home, some kind of virus.

Thank you, Jesus. That’s all I can say, thank you, Jesus. You might say, ‘Well, does this change you mind about vaccines?” I just have to be honest with you, I’m not ready to declare anything yet.

(more at Joe My God)

It’s a real shame she interviewed Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN), Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.) and Matt Schlapp for her radio show at CPAC.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:45:29am

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

joemygod.com

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:47:02am

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Right-wing religious radio host Sandy Rios may have gone to CPAC with Covid-19, where she broadcast her Christian hate radio show.

(more at Joe My God)

It’s a real shame she interviewed Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN), Rep. Mo Brooks (Ala.) and Matt Schlapp for her radio show at CPAC.

But hey, there’s no reason to vaccinate kids or have them wear masks, because even if they should catch the virus they can’t get sick. I mean, what’s the danger in kids bringing home the crud they pick up from other kids?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:50:23am

re: #1 JOE 🥓

events in DC required planning. Cindy Chafian organized the fiery Jan 5 rally where Ali Alexander led the crowd in “Victory or Death!” On Jan 6 she marched up the West Capitol steps with bullhorn & entourage and cheered during the assault on Officer Fanone.

just a spontaneous group of tourists, and she volunteered to be the spontaneous tour group leader.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:53:15am

re: #18 Targetpractice

We saw the same shit in ‘09, the “institutionalists” who argued for allowing crimes to go unpunished if only to preserve the institutions. The argument being that if you held accountable those who had abused the powers of the institution, then the people would lose faith in the institution and might even demand greater accountability and reform.

This is the principle that sustains abuses everywhere from the Roman Catholic Church to the US Military to the Penn State Athletic Program…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 12:53:35am

re: #23 Targetpractice

But hey, there’s no reason to vaccinate kids or have them wear masks, because even if they should catch the virus they can’t get sick. I mean, what’s the danger in kids bringing home the crud they pick up from other kids?

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I missed above Sandy Rios also interviewed Kelli “Chemtrails” Ward while she was at CPAC.

The smart liars have gotten the vaccine and are just telling their marks they didn’t. I wonder how many of the dumb liars Ms. Rios exposed there.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:00:50am
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:03:36am

re: #25 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is the principle that sustains abuses everywhere from the Roman Catholic Church to the US Military to the Penn State Athletic Program…

Yep. Because it’s never just a couple of guys who did something naughty and got caught. It’s always somebody who covered the asses of people below them to save their own jobs and who in turn used the threat of going public to keep the people above them from saying anything.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:04:20am

re: #27 Dread Pirate Ron

The closed loop of the right wing belief system, in which contradictory data are evidence for a single conclusion.

You mean like “Trump got us a vaccine in record time and nobody is giving him any credit!” and “The vaccine is worse than useless, it is outright dangerous and I’m not gonna be forced to take it!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:05:13am

We Hunted the Mammoth:

The Week in Woke: Pregnant Man Emoji edition

It’s time again for The Week in Woke, my attempt to track the silliest things that right-wingers have declared “woke” on a weekly basis. Today we’ve got a pregnant man, some Major League sports, and a renegade … Fox News?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:05:28am

re: #28 Targetpractice

Yep. Because it’s never just a couple of guys who did something naughty and got caught. It’s always somebody who covered the asses of people below them to save their own jobs and who in turn used the threat of going public to keep the people above them from saying anything.

In a hierarchical structure where power flows from the top down, responsibility goes right back to the top, so yes, they were covering their own asses.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:07:38am
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:07:57am

re: #27 Dread Pirate Ron

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Oh goodie, the Green Lantern Theory of Leadership is back again, I’m sure it has nothing to do with a Dem being in the WH.

Media: “He’s just leaving things to the experts! We didn’t elect the experts, we elected him to lead! If he’d just try to lead, things might get fixed faster!”

Dem: *Tries to take leadership*

Media: “ZOMG, HE’S JUST MAKING IT WORSE! SIT DOWN AND LET THE EXPERTS HANDLE THINGS!!!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:08:52am
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:09:11am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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But…uh…how? If “the enemy” doesn’t listen to “The Lord,” then how can they know what he’s planning?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:10:20am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, that’s convenient. Self-proclaimed “prophet” Johnny Enlow says God has stopped revealing his plan to put Trump back in office because he doesn’t want the enemy to hear about it: “It would literally mess up strategy of how the Lord is doing it.”

So he is admitting that all Prophets are good for is to mess up God’s Plans.

These people are amazing. On the other hand, they know that their marks are not big on thinking things through, just believing.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:11:05am

re: #35 Targetpractice

But…uh…how? If “the enemy” doesn’t listen to “The Lord,” then how can they know what he’s planning?

Because the prophets keep blabbing the plan on twitter…

…and they keep getting it wrong!

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:12:04am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a hierarchical structure where power flows from the top down, responsibility goes right back to the top, so yes, they were covering their own asses.

Which is what makes the attempts at cover-ups so comical if they generally weren’t so tragic, because systems that demand absolute loyalty to the guy above you make it hard as fuck to blame the guys below you when some major scandal goes public.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:12:54am

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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It’s so good that all those Berners “sent a message” four years ago, huh?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:13:14am

re: #35 Targetpractice

But…uh…how? If “the enemy” doesn’t listen to “The Lord,” then how can they know what he’s planning?

And if “the enemy” can mess up God’s plan, well that seems to be such a weak god it is not worthy of following anyway. Some all-powerful god you have there, shame if anything happened to it.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:18:14am

re: #40 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And if “the enemy” can mess up God’s plan, well that seems to be such a weak god it is not worthy of following anyway. Some all-powerful god you have there, shame if anything happened to it.

Eh, we know how this goes: No matter how badly things go for the flock, they’ll justify it by declaring “IT’S ALL PART OF HIS PLAN!”

In the words of John Constantine:

“God’s a kid with an ant farm, lady. He’s not planning anything.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:18:20am

re: #38 Targetpractice

Which is what makes the attempts at cover-ups so comical if they generally weren’t so tragic, because systems that demand absolute loyalty to the guy above you make it hard as fuck to blame the guys below you when some major scandal goes public.

They eventually pick out someone at mid-level and toss them under the bus. The US military did that when sexual harrassment charges were really starting to affect female enlistment.

They selected the Sergeant Major of the Army - the highest-ranking enlisted man in the Army. Not so low that they would seem to be picking on the rank-and-file, but not high up enough to make it seem that it was condoned behavior by officers.

He was acquitted on charges of sexual harassment but (honorably) discharged on a lesser charge of destroying evidence (to cover up a crime he did not commit?) and allowed him to keep his seniority and pension.

But they were able to claim that they were “cracking down” on sexual harassment.

One of the tackiest show trials since the Stalin era.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:24:35am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They eventually pick out someone at mid-level and toss them under the bus. The US military did that when sexual harrassment charges were really starting to affect female enlistment.

They selected the Sergeant Major of the Army - the highest-ranking enlisted man in the Army. Now so low that they would seem to be picking on rank-and-file, but not high up enough to make it seem that it was condoned behavior by officers.

He was acquitted on charges of sexual harassment but (honorably) discharged on a lesser charge of destroying evidence (to cover up a crime he did not commit?) and allowed him to keep his seniority and pension.

One of the tackiest show trials since the Stalin era.

And how everybody seemed to know about what was going on at Penn State, except the head coach that everybody described as an omnipotent, omniscient leader right up until it came to the question of an assistant coach buggering little boys. Then suddenly he was just an old man who knew nothing about anything.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:25:03am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:28:31am

But see, fixing this would require Zuck to actually hire people. When they’re not giving you racism and Nazis as reasons to delete their platform, they give you stupid reasons to do it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:33:29am

The county fair is on in my county (good reason to stay out of Bridgeport), and Frontier Days in on in Cheyenne (good reason to stay out of Wyoming).

Sure, with all the beer and shit-kicking, I’m sure everyone will do this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:46:07am

The article doesn’t say where in the Panhandle though. Just toss this on top of the pile with Covid-19 here.

West Nile confirmed in the Panhandle (KSID-AM, Sidney, Nebr.)

A Panhandle mosquito trap site has recently collected mosquitoes positive with the West Nile virus.

These are the first confirmed positive mosquitoes in Nebraska.

Multiple locations across Nebraska are routinely monitoring sites to trap and test mosquitoes over the summer months.

At this time, there have been no human cases of West Nile detected.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:51:59am

Covid hospitalisations in the Panhandle up 100% (from 2 to 4).

The whole Panhandle Public Health District area is up to 32% fully vaccinated now. My county is at 26%, and has had one case in the last two weeks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:53:16am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 1:58:30am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:00:46am

Due to the Republican insistence on national readiness and support of the troops, the Nebraska National Guard is set to cut all training until October because the GOP won’t fund it.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:03:02am

re: #47 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The article doesn’t say where in the Panhandle though. Just toss this on top of the pile with Covid-19 here.

West Nile confirmed in the Panhandle (KSID-AM, Sidney, Nebr.)

West Nile virus has been in our area for 20 years. A couple people get it each year. They test dead birds here for the virus. I get bit by mosquitos occasionally in the bay area but usually don’t react much. I was raised on Manitoba mosquitos.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:11:09am

re: #52 Dread Pirate Ron

West Nile virus has been in our area for 20 years. A couple people get it each year. They test dead birds here for the virus. I get bit by mosquitos occasionally in the bay area but usually don’t react much. I was raised on Manitoba mosquitos.

I was raised on Michigan mosquitos and black flies.

Mosquitos in the Panhandle tend to be near the North Platte River, Pumpkin Creek, or irrigation canals, since everything else here is Sandhills desert.

Irrigation canals generally run alongside the North Platte River, built since the area was settled by ranchers and farmers to expand watered land more than a few feet from the river.

My town however has the Beerline Canal running through it (and right by my house) into the Sandhills, so we have nice close stagnant water to breed mosquitos.

For whatever it’s worth though, my house abstract and deed note we have perpetual unlimited drawing rights from the Beerline Canal “for drinking and other purposes.”

I’ll pass on drinking from the canal, but who knows, perhaps those water rights might be worth something some day.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:16:51am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Have you met Manitoba deer flies? They land on you and you have 3 seconds before they bite, and it hurts. They were easy to kill if you were fast you wouldn’t get bit. I had one chase me at a full run 1/4 mile out into Lake Manitoba before he gave up. It was still ankle deep, heh.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:21:55am

re: #54 Dread Pirate Ron

Have you met Manitoba deer flies? They land on you and you have 3 seconds before they bite, and it hurts. They were easy to kill if you were fast you wouldn’t get bit. I had one chase me at a full run 1/4 mile out into Lake Manitoba before he gave up. It was still ankle deep, heh.

I presume they are related to Michigan deer flies. It’s like being bitten with a drill press.

Horseflies are a picnic compared to deer flies. Fortunately we have neither here.

On our trips to The Pas and Winnipeg, we’ve been fortunate not to run into deer flies.

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Michele1  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:29:44am

Morning Lizards.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:31:59am

They have made Turner and Hooch into a TV series.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:39:49am

Looking up local rivers in reference to West Nile Virus above, I had to edit the Wikipedia article on Pumpkin Creek.

For some reason, the first line said it flows through Banner, Knox, and Morrill Counties.

Knox County is on the other side of the state. That would be a weird jump for a fifty mile long creek.

I removed the offending county. Let’s see if some editor who doesn’t live here reverses my removal. (Pumpkin Creek empties into the North Platte River a few miles west of my town.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:49:44am

You’ll be pleased to know that Marge Three Names in California on Sunday declared all churches except the wingnut one she was in politicking as “dead.”

I’m sure Christians across the land are copacetic with her assessment of their churches, and are going to get right on calling her out over that.

Oliver Willis gave some background on that.

Greene says ‘the church is basically dead’ in the US because it’s not right-wing enough (American Independent, July 19, 2021)

Greene made her remarks in a speech to 412 Murrieta Church in Murrieta, California.

The church, led by Pastor Tim Thompson, recently hosted sermons on “the sin of homosexuality” and referred to activism against climate change as “the sin of earth worship.”

The church has also attacked vaccination from COVID-19, with the video of the sermon against vaccination now removed from YouTube for violating that site’s community guidelines.

In May of 2020, the church held services at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in violation of state regulations enacted to stop the spread of the virus.

In a video interview with the Sacramento Bee, Thompson stood in front of a banner depicting California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom as Adolph Hitler and compared Newsom’s pandemic policies to Nazi Germany.

“In some ways, I think the banner with him wearing his Hitler mustache, it is appropriate,” said Thompson.

On Sunday, Greene praised 412 Murrieta for their conservative activism but lamented that other Christian churches have not followed their model.

(more)

I’m sure those churches will get right on calling out this church for comparing California’s policies to Nazi Germany, and violating the laws of the state.

Yup.

Any day now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:57:55am

(Texas State) Rep Toth Introduces Bill To Audit 2020 Election (Woodlands Online, by Rep. Steve Toth)

But only the counties Joe Biden won in Texas.

Like other Republicans, he writes in the third person as Donald Trump does. He must obey his master.

AUSTIN, TX — Monday morning, State Representative Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) announced that he had filed House Bill 241 to initiate a forensic audit of the 2020 general election. The Texas Voter Confidence Act authorizes the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House to select an independent third party to conduct the election audit. The forensic audit would focus on the votes cast in the 13 most populous counties in Texas, which include both Republican and Democrat strongholds.

‘We need a forensic audit to uncover all the voter fraud,’ said Rep. Toth. ‘Prior to the special session, I met with constituents across District 15 in South Montgomery County. The Texas Voter Confidence Act is a product of those meetings and a direct request from the voters who sent me to Austin. Texans want to know more about the claims of voter fraud and deserve to have confidence in their elections. The Office of the Attorney General has prosecuted over 500 election fraud cases and is investigating 400 more. Voters want to know that their legal vote counts and matters.’

Rep Toth’s legislation directs the audit to begin by November 1, 2021, and be completed by February 1, 2022.

‘Representative Toth’s proposed bill is timely and necessary with a view to exposing any instances of fraud during the 2020 election and reassuring Texas voters that their votes were accurately counted,’ said Mark J. Keough, County Judge for Montgomery County. ‘I fully support passage of this bill and look forward to the results of the audit.’

(more)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 2:58:38am

Flooding in China; yikes. Some disturbing content, so in a private tag.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:04:25am

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Learned her lesson from that hostage video she made after her visit to the Holocaust Museum after she was shamed over her previous Holocaust comparisons over vaccines and pandemic measures.

I’m pretty sure no one cares about my religious opinions, but any church not calling her out on her continued Nazi comparisons, or the churches which let her make them, are now complicit. Qui tacet consentit.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:08:35am

Spousal abuse? Nope. Infidelity? Nope. Abusing your children? Nope. There is only one reason you can divorce. (2:02)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:13:34am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:23:25am

WDAM-TV (Hattiesburg, Miss.)

Argument over Bible verses leads to strangulation, murder charge

This is not actually a rare occurrence. Christians have shot, beaten children, and killed over the meaning or inability to recite Bible verses, or “misinterpreting” them.

The phenomenon is not limited to the South, any particular denomination, or factors like alcohol or drugs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:24:47am

re: #43 Targetpractice

And how everybody seemed to know about what was going on at Penn State, except the head coach that everybody described as an omnipotent, omniscient leader right up until it came to the question of an assistant coach buggering little boys. Then suddenly he was just an old man who knew nothing about anything.

And Ronald Reagan, who was either nodded off, senile or lying.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:25:55am

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

But see, fixing this would require Zuck to actually hire people. When they’re not giving you racism and Nazis as reasons to delete their platform, they give you stupid reasons to do it.

My ex-wife once ordered a sweet little Belgian hoe from the garden supply catalog, it was a source of great amusement to us…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:26:34am

re: #45 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

But see, fixing this would require Zuck to actually hire people. When they’re not giving you racism and Nazis as reasons to delete their platform, they give you stupid reasons to do it.

There was a similar case of an administrator who blocked the term “bone”…from an archaeology group page.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:28:07am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:28:47am

re: #56 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Morning Lizards.

I prefer a splash of milk but that is optional

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:30:10am

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

There was a similar case of an administrator who blocked the term “bone”…from an archaeology group page.

That must also suck for people who have names like Phillip K. Dick.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:32:16am

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My wife ordered a sweet little Belgian hoe from the garden supply catalog, it was a source of great amusement to us…

Not an Eastern European garden store?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:35:40am

re: #25 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is the principle that sustains abuses everywhere from the Roman Catholic Church to the US Military to the Penn State Athletic Program…

I know Penn State alumni who still think Paterno was railroaded out his job.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:36:15am

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is just the sort of outrageous, unhinged rambling that is guaranteed to keep her name in the news

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:37:55am

re: #38 Targetpractice

Which is what makes the attempts at cover-ups so comical if they generally weren’t so tragic, because systems that demand absolute loyalty to the guy above you make it hard as fuck to blame the guys below you when some major scandal goes public.

They just claim incompetence (“I didn’t know what subordinate was doing!”) and get forgiven by the media and party. The Chris Christie approach to Bridgegate.

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Teukka  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:38:32am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That must also suck for people who have names like Phillip K. Dick.

A double whammy would be Dick van Dyke. And my favorite, when there was a chat channel admin who didn’t know his way around regexes: “Tofukekab”. I was banned for 24 for that one…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:41:00am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is just the sort of outrageous, unhinged rambling that is guaranteed to keep her name in the news

It’s also the sort of outrageous, unhinged rambling that drives more people away from Christianity.

As repeated polling shows from respected religious polling outfits, more and more Christianity is identified as Republican. As Republicans continue to promote people like Lauren Bobert, Donald Trump, or Marjorie Taylor-Greene, and attack not-crazy Christians like Joe Biden or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they hasten the demise of churches.

Even publishers like Charisma and Christianity Today have noted this, and when they do, they get attacked by their own readers and other Christians for not being Christian enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:41:03am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not an Eastern European garden store?

We had an an au-pair, a sweet Transnistrian from Tiraspol in Eastern Moldavia.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:41:50am

re: #71 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That must also suck for people who have names like Phillip K. Dick.

Was just reading about the WW2 Lightning ace Dick Bong.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:44:29am

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I was raised on Michigan mosquitos and black flies.

Mosquitos in the Panhandle tend to be near the North Platte River, Pumpkin Creek, or irrigation canals, since everything else here is Sandhills desert.

Irrigation canals generally run alongside the North Platte River, built since the area was settled by ranchers and farmers to expand watered land more than a few feet from the river.

My town however has the Beerline Canal running through it (and right by my house) into the Sandhills, so we have nice close stagnant water to breed mosquitos.

For whatever it’s worth though, my house abstract and deed note we have perpetual unlimited drawing rights from the Beerline Canal “for drinking and other purposes.”

I’ll pass on drinking from the canal, but who knows, perhaps those water rights might be worth something some day.

Tricky thing with those water rights is that a larger force further down the priority list might well decide to lawyer you into oblivion if you decided to press those rights. (My brother-in-law’s former ranch on the Yampa River upstream from Steamboat Springs had an irrigation canal (usually with the gate closed) that had a very high priority for water if desired. He said that he really didn’t need it and the neighbors further along the canal were apparently not interested in drawing from it either. And he said that during the drought in the 2000s where the Yampa’s level was of concern that trying to use it might well draw unwelcome attention from users further downstream. (His two pastures close to the canal and river stayed pretty green and one was downright wet at one end due to a dike on the river that leaked slightly. Plus he had a spring on the bluff that kept a couple of water troughs full. And he wasn’t going to pump water uphill and attempt to irrigate any of the upper pastures.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:51:46am

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

As repeated polling shows from respected religious polling outfits, more and more Christianity is identified as Republican. As Republicans continue to promote people like Lauren Bobert, Donald Trump, or Marjorie Taylor-Greene, and attack not-crazy Christians like Joe Biden or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they hasten the demise of churches.

And they overlook the fact that a lot of Latinos are religious, but that religion is Roman Catholicism. And these people are socially conservative in a lot of ways that the GOP ought to be able to appeal to. But they don’t

The racist, xenophobic aspect aside, Latinos’ sense of family extends to a sense of community: strong community institutions and schools, the sort of thing that the GOP would rather privatize or abolish.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:52:21am

re: #80 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Tricky thing with those water rights is that a larger force further down the priority list might well decide to lawyer you into oblivion if you decided to press those rights. (My brother-in-law’s former ranch on the Yampa River upstream from Steamboat Springs had an irrigation canal (usually with the gate closed) that had a very high priority for water if desired. He said that he really didn’t need it and the neighbors further along the canal were apparently not interested in drawing from it either. And he said that during the drought in the 2000s where the Yampa’s level was of concern that trying to use it might well draw unwelcome attention from users further downstream. (His two pastures close to the canal and river stayed pretty green and one was downright wet at one end due to a dike on the river that leaked slightly. Plus he had a spring on the bluff that kept a couple of water troughs full. And he wasn’t going to pump water uphill and attempt to irrigate any of the upper pastures.)

I’m not going to worry too much about the water rights to the Beerline Canal, though the only people who can actually access it are people in the village and a couple ranches and farms at the end of the canal in the Sandhills.

The North Platte River feeds the canal (when the gates are open … they are usually opened to drain the canal when we get too much rain).

The North Platte River is actually a cut into the Ogallala Aquifer, so the level of the river is the level of the water in the aquifer (unless Wyoming opens dams for snowfall runoff like they are now and the river runs high).

The state tightly regulates withdrawals from the aquifer (right now we are actually above average here).

Over in Banner County, Pumpkin Creek is the only water source. Withdrawals from the creek reduced the flow (along with unregulated drilling of water wells next to the creek) by about 80%, causing the state to condemn a bunch of wells and prohibit new drilling.

The creek is the only water source in Banner County.

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:55:02am

re: #24 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

just a spontaneous group of tourists, and she volunteered to be the spontaneous tour group leader.

/

tourists always carry bear spray
and megaphone
and zip ties
and…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:56:21am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:58:08am
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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 3:58:55am

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

The closed loop of the right wing belief system, in which contradictory data are evidence for a single conclusion.

You mean like “Trump got us a vaccine in record time and nobody is giving him any credit!” and “The vaccine is worse than useless, it is outright dangerous and I’m not gonna be forced to take it!”

not grabbing the lifeline cause you might get a rope burn

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:04:20am

re: #43 Targetpractice

And how everybody seemed to know about what was going on at Penn State, except the head coach that everybody described as an omnipotent, omniscient leader right up until it came to the question of an assistant coach buggering little boys. Then suddenly he was just an old man who knew nothing about anything.

reagan…

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:09:30am

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

And Ronald Reagan, who was either nodded off, senile or lying.

gmta

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:21:40am

A firestorm has been ignited in Israel after Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will no longer be sold in Occupied Palestinian territory.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calls it a boycott of Israel. Bennett warned Unilever their would be legal consequences.

bbc.com

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called it “a shameful surrender to anti-Semitism and all that’s wrong with anti-Israel and anti-Jewish discourse.”

Mr. Lapid also called on the USA to take action for any state which has laws banning boycotts against Israel (that would be red states). Watch for that if you live in a Republican-run state with such laws prohibiting BDS.

Israel’s public broadcaster compared Ben & Jerry’s action to terrorism.

Left-wing US Jewish organisations are drawing a distinction between Israeli government actions regarding Palestine, Jews, and business decisions, while right-wing Jewish organisations are calling for a nationwide boycott in the USA. (BDS is apparently wrong for Israel, but fine for the USA.)

Benjamin Netanyahu said now Israelis know what ice cream not to buy.

Some kosher markets in the USA have removed Unilever products from their shelves.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:22:51am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

fixed the first line above. “will no longer be sold in” was added.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:29:48am

re: #86 Dangerman

not grabbing the lifeline cause you might get a rope burn

because the lifeline might endanger others

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:30:05am

Child cases of Covid-19 are rising as schools gear up to reopen. But vaccines for the youngest are still months away

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Tuesday more than 23,550 child cases of Covid were reported between July 8 and 15 — nearly double what was being reported in late June. Child age ranges vary by state, according to the group’s most recent report, with more than half of states defining children as anyone 19 or younger, and two states — Utah and Florida — limiting the range to anyone 14 or younger.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:32:18am

re: #92 Dread Pirate Ron

so if we are serious about opening schools and not spreading diseases, we have to spend money: on expanded facilities, extra staff, extra sanitary and safety measures, etc…

The whole point of getting kids back to school is to let their parents get back to work to fuel the furnaces of the economy. If a few fall in, I guess it is for the Greater Good.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:34:48am

re: #92 Dread Pirate Ron

Child cases of Covid-19 are rising as schools gear up to reopen. But vaccines for the youngest are still months away

See, that’s where Matt Gaetz got confused: Fourteen is an adult, not a girl.

As for Utah, fifteen is the legal marriage age for girls.

The state with the highest marriage age is Nebraska (nineteen).

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:35:11am

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so if we are serious about opening schools and not spreading diseases, we have to spend money: on expanded facilities, extra staff, extra sanitary and safety measures, etc…

The whole point of getting kids back to school is to let their parents get back to work to fuel the furnaces of the economy. If a few fall in, I guess it is for the Greater Good.

There’s also the fact that young kids are speaking with a British accent. Specifically that their education right now is coming from TV.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:39:30am

re: #95 Belafon

There’s also the fact that young kids are speaking with a British accent. Specifically that their education right now is coming from TV.

British actors have historically been much better at US accents, mostly picking it up from TV, glad to see the tables turning.

I used to hang with fellows who were big into anything UK, we watched Dr Who on PBS before it was a sensation, along with The Goodies and Monty Python, were into lots of bands that had not yet or never made it in the US: Pre-Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd. Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Hawkwind, Slade, T-Rex, Barclay James Harvest, Lindisfarne, Gentle Giant, Roxy Music, Pentangle, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, etc.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:40:45am

All I got under my house was a few bad support jacks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:45:53am

re: #97 Dread Pirate Ron

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All I got under my house was a few bad support jacks.

Not even an Indian burial site?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:46:38am

re: #97 Dread Pirate Ron

Pretty sure H.P. Lovecraft wrote a story about that. “The Rats in the Walls”, in which the protagonist discovers a rather disturbing family secret underneath his ancestral home, Exham Priory.

The Twilit Grotto Beneath Exham Priory
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:47:09am

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The earliest BDS laws in states date back to the Reagan Administration, when some Republican-run states passed anti-BDS laws in response to liberal boycotts of companies after the administration started cozying up to apartheid South Africa. The point of those laws was to prohibit American liberals boycotting the overtly racist nation’s products.

Other states passed laws when the BDS movement started against Israel over its continuing illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine, and accellerated over their modern version of the Berlin Wall.

The anti-BDS laws passed in support of racism in the Union of South Africa were repurposed to claim liberals are anti-Semites in boycotting illegal Israeli settlements.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:48:22am

re: #97 Dread Pirate Ron

All I got under my house was a few bad support jacks.

I found a dead desiccated cat under mine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:49:28am

It is easy enough to conflate the political entity which is the State of Israel with the religion of Judaism.

And it is funny how the Right Wing loves them some boycott until it gets turned on something they support.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:52:17am

The Space Merchants

In a vastly overpopulated world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge trans-national corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and by far the best-paid profession. Through advertising, the public is constantly deluded into thinking that the quality of life is improved by all the products placed on the market. Some of the products contain addictive substances designed to make consumers dependent on them. However, the most basic elements of life are incredibly scarce, including water and fuel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:54:13am

re: #103 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Idiocracy

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 4:59:43am

On to a non-controversial topic we’ve been on for a couple days here (I had no part in fueling it /s):

Porn.

PornHub is starting a new series of videos where porn actors and actresses will recreate living versions of famous artworks held in world-class museums such as the Louvre or the Met.

They say they are imagining what the artists were imagining when they painted works of women or men who were fully or partially nude.

Predictably, those museums holding the artworks are outraged, and several have sent cease-and-desist letters to PornHub. They are threatening to sue under copyright laws (I am not sure how you can own a copyright to a painting created in the XVI Century, but IANAL).

For its part, PornHub argues their works are covered by US law regarding derivative works, parody, satire, and fair use.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:02:02am

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I do not see how these “imaginings” could do anything to damage or detract from the original artworks. Remember Duchamp’s LHOOQ?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:10:19am

re: #103 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

A similar theme is expressed by the book “Jennifer Government” (Wikipedia)

The theme of the book is a murder mystery in a world where government has been weakened to the point where corporations can run roughshod over them.

The largest military organisation on the planet is the National Rifle Association, which owns its own air force.

People’s last names are assigned as where they work, hence Jennifer (an FBI agent) is named Government.

After a teenage girl is murdered by unknown men in a Nike store in a mall, a family employs (by signing over the deed of their house) the FBI to try to track down who was responsible for a terrorist attack on a Nike store.

One of the nice things about having an accredited library in a town of 128 is I can get books by interlibrary loan.

The book is somewhat dated (the Soviet Union is still one of the principal powers, opposing the ultra-libertarian capitalist western nations), but a fine dystopian novel otherwise.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:17:00am

re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not see how these “imaginings” could do anything to damage or detract from the original artworks. Remember Duchamp’s LHOOQ?

Louvre Calls in Lawyers Over Pornhub’s Hardcore Re-Enactments (Daily Beast, July 20, 2021)

ROME—Long before hairless strangers were streaming loveless sex to lonely device-wielders, European classic artists were painting scintillating scenes that were quite lewd even by today’s standards. At least that’s what Pornhub would like would-be adult-entertainment consumers to think as it launches its new “Show Me the Nudes” interactive website and app.

Classic masterpieces from some of Europe’s top museums are recreated by porn stars who then come to life, which in the case of Venus of Urbino—a centerpiece of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence—means Venus will suddenly start masturbating and, in the depiction of Male Nude, Degas’ celebrated dick pic featured at the Met quickly evolves into a full blow job.

Each recreation, performed by pornographic actors from the adult entertainment troupe My Sweet Apple, comes with an explanation that you won’t find in any art-history textbooks. “As a handy rule, anything you see in a classic nude painting that isn’t obviously kinky… is still definitely meant to represent something kinky,” the caption under Venus of Urbino claims.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:20:36am

re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not see how these “imaginings” could do anything to damage or detract from the original artworks. Remember Duchamp’s LHOOQ?

I didn’t remember it, because I never heard of it. So, I looked it up.

It would seem that the Louvre didn’t sue over drawing a mustache on a postcard of Mona Lisa, so I don’t know where they think they have a case now.

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:23:32am

re: #95 Belafon

There’s also the fact that young kids are speaking with a British accent. Specifically that their education right now is coming from TV.

we can’t hav ekids sounding g smarter than their parents…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:26:42am

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:27:45am

The sun came up some time ago, so it’s way past my bedtime.

My wife wondered last night why someone was mowing their lawn at 1AM. (A village ordinance prohibits mowing after 10PM.) I pointed out it’s too damn hot in the daytime, and if anyone objects to a lawnmower running in the middle of the night, they’ll just go over and tell the person.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:27:49am

re: #18 Targetpractice

The argument being that if you held accountable those who had abused the powers of the institution, then the people would lose faith in the institution and might even demand greater accountability and reform.

Hence Obama famous quote: “I’m the only one standing between you and the mob.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:33:59am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:37:07am

re: #97 Dread Pirate Ron

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All I got under my house was a few bad support jacks.

there is no “under” our house

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:40:00am

re: #111 Dr Lizardo

Berke’s been having some fun lately bringing out Watterson’s characters out of retirement.

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Ming5000  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:44:16am

LOL. Thread

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TarHellion  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:45:47am

re: #97 Dread Pirate Ron

He is likely to be eaten by grue…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:46:05am

re: #114 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:53:10am

😂😂😂

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:57:00am

In Vietnam:

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 5:57:35am

As they said, you will either be vaccinated or infected:

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:00:27am

I wonder if this could have been the trigger on why Republicans are suddenly sure we’ve never been at was with Eastasia:

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:06:35am

She’s been wearing them for nine years:

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:10:57am

Counter to Facebook “we removed 18 million pieces of covid disinformation”

This cchd report reveals that 95% of COVID-19 misinformation stays intact on Facebook. And 73% of that comes from the 12 named

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:23:59am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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No, Johnny!

The Big G is mad at you because you couldn’t keep Mr. Ding Dong in your pants.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:25:56am

re: #109 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I didn’t remember it, because I never heard of it. So, I looked it up.

It would seem that the Louvre didn’t sue over drawing a mustache on a postcard of Mona Lisa, so I don’t know where they think they have a case now.

And the title LHOOQ, when pronounced in French Elle a chaud au cul, is literally “She has a hot ass”

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:32:55am

re: #73 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I know Penn State alumni who still think Paterno was railroaded out his job.

I look at Facebook posting from folks I knew in Western PA and they still deify Paterno.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:33:56am

re: #128 JOE 🥓

I look at Facebook posting from folks I knew in Western PA and they still deify Paterno.

You have no idea what college sports means to people from that region, all the way across the Midwest and South as well…I recall how Bobby Knight was revered in Indiana.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:34:54am
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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:35:54am

re: #120 Dave In Austin

😂😂😂

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If you know the covid cases at the border surged 900% then they must have been caught.

What’s the problem?

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jeffreyw  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:36:07am

Again!

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:36:20am

re: #130 Belafon

Whoa. I occasionally drop by newsmax to check up on the GOP party line as I will not even go near Fox, but this truly does surprise me.

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:40:07am

re: #123 Belafon

I wonder if this could have been the trigger on why Republicans are suddenly sure we’ve never been at was with Eastasia:

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Axios/ipsos would this convince you to vax??
Concession That’d Do It Probably Not Definitely Not
Vaccine available at doctor’s office 26% 16% 55%
Paid time off to get vaccinated 24% 11% 63%
Discussion with community volunteer 15% 13% 70%
Celebrity vaccine endorsement 14% 14% 70

It didn’t format to 4 columns well, but you get the drift.
They will not vax

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:41:49am

re: #125 Dangerman

Counter to Facebook “we removed 18 million pieces of covid disinformation”

This cchd report reveals that 95% of COVID-19 misinformation stays intact on Facebook. And 73% of that comes from the 12 named

So you’re telling me Facebook only has to ban a dozen accounts to put a serious dent in their disinfo problem?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:42:31am

re: #125 Dangerman

Counter to Facebook “we removed 18 million pieces of covid disinformation”

This cchd report reveals that 95% of COVID-19 misinformation stays intact on Facebook. And 73% of that comes from the 12 named

This is like the DEA claiming “we impounded nine tons of cocaine”, it just means that another 90 tons got through…

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darthstar  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:42:50am
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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:44:54am

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

So you’re telling me Facebook only has to ban a dozen accounts to put a serious dent in their disinfo problem?

Ding ding ding ding!

And fb could have figured this out 6 months ago in like 5 minutes

But it means pissing off lots of people and losing lots of $

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:46:08am

re: #137 darthstar

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Meanwhile tfg Continues to bill *us* for his ss protection

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:53:52am

This is an older article, but it lays out the thinking behind England’s “big gamble” on COVID-19.

For more than a year, personal freedoms have been curtailed to keep Covid at bay.

That looks likely to change, with ministers proposing to lift many of the remaining restrictions in England on 19 July. The details, set out on Monday, have sparked intense debate.

Prof Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, whose modelling led to the first lockdown, has said it is a gamble, but one worth taking.

What is unarguable is that the nature of the pandemic in the UK has changed - and with it so should many of our assumptions.

______________

“Covid will never go away,” says Prof Paul Hunter, from the University of East Anglia. “It’s inevitable that we’re going to catch it repeatedly for the rest of our lives, whether we have had the vaccine or not. The issues becomes not whether it is safe to lift all restrictions, but when would it be safest to do so.”

bbc.com

Basically, the British government is rolling the dice on the assumption that their generally high vaccination rates should do the trick and that COVID-19 is now - or will very soon become - an endemic disease, one that we’re just going to have to learn to live with…and accept the consequences that come with that (higher annual mortality rates, especially during cold and flu season, long COVID syndrome, etc.); these remarks were echoed yesterday in an interview with Czech PM Andrej Babiš, who seems to be of a similar mind. He’s planning on going all damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead sometime around the end of August or beginning of September (though he’s carefully watching what’s happening in the UK, by his own admission).

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Dangerman  Jul 21, 2021 • 6:56:05am

She toast

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William Lewis  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:02:47am

Well, I am back. Did I miss anything exciting?

Springfield Il is a good place for a pair of history nuts to be tourists together. Great Lincoln museums and a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright house. Plus lots of nice restaurants (mmm chicken tikka masala! )

Interesting tidbit: this was the longest time we have ever spent together. It went …very well. 😎

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:02:51am

This is a great read on the College Republican organization suppressing votes for its own election: dailykos.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:06:24am

This looks like a great documentary. I’m going to have to see this:

Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, husband-and-wife team Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (then known as Bob) covered some of the city’s most dramatic events and changed breaking news forever.

Whirlybird | Official Trailer

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:12:49am

re: #103 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The space merchants is also famous for the creation of chicken Little. A slab of chicken meat being grown in event from which the settlers re: #115 Dangerman

there is no “under” our house

We have rattlesnakes, salamanders, and mosquitoes in our “Michigan” basement.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:17:59am

In today’s episode of STUPID TREK!

Kentucky Lawmaker Posts Meme Comparing Fauci to Jonestown Massacre Leader

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:20:54am

re: #117 Ming5000

LOL. Thread

this is why I love twitter

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:27:08am
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ericblair  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:32:01am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Whoa. I occasionally drop by newsmax to check up on the GOP party line as I will not even go near Fox, but this truly does surprise me.

The only thing I can think of is that the rightwing propaganda billionaires have finally realized that the freight train of the Delta variant is plowing right into their constituency.

I don’t think there was a real plan to make COVID denialism into wingnut orthodoxy, and that it was Trump’s mentally disordered reactions to the pandemic that made it that. Then, it was too useful to stop, even though it was killing wingnuts and non-wingnuts alike. Now, it’s dawned on them what they’ve created, but denialism has a life of its own.

Even if the MAGAts suddenly (literally) have a come-to-Jesus moment, it will take months to vaccinate the people who need to be, and that’s months that they don’t have. And I doubt they will, because that means that the libtards would have been right, which is the one thing they can never admit.

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ericblair  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:38:34am

“And now all you really see is their fear and their regret. And even though I may walk into the room thinking, ‘Okay, this is your fault, you did this to yourself,’ when I leave the room, I just see a person that’s really suffering, and that is so regretful for the choice that they made.”

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:40:02am

re: #149 ericblair

Why is Fox and their pals changing their tune?

Someone must have filed a lawsuit!

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:47:37am

Uh oh!

Jared finally got caught with his hand stuck in the cookie jar!

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darthstar  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:51:26am

re: #152 JOE 🥓

Uh oh!

Jared finally got caught with his hand stuck in the cookie jar!

This was basically public knowledge. But now it’s being given attention by the not-Trump’s justice department.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:54:28am

re: #69 Dread Pirate Ron

Isn’t this similar to the earlier Australia transmission where a person was infected after just walking past someone who infected with the Delta variant? Very terrifying — how long does the virus linger in the air?

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 7:58:35am

re: #154 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t this similar to the earlier Australia transmission where a person was infected after just walking past someone who infected with the Delta variant? Very terrifying — how long does the virus linger in the air?

I’m not sure it lingers any longer but it doesn’t take as many particles for a person to get infected as earlier versions.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:03:12am

re: #150 ericblair

Unfortunately, some people don’t learn a lesson until it’s too late.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:04:30am

re: #154 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t this similar to the earlier Australia transmission where a person was infected after just walking past someone who infected with the Delta variant? Very terrifying — how long does the virus linger in the air?

There may be other factors here, I’d wait for more info.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:05:14am

re: #154 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t this similar to the earlier Australia transmission where a person was infected after just walking past someone who was infected with the Delta variant? Very terrifying — how long does the virus linger in the air?

A perfect example-This is what masks are for. Limit the droplets in the air, limit the spread.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:06:17am

re: #150 ericblair

“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”

I hate the Republican death cult so fucking much.

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Nojay UK  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:06:38am

The Proton-M launch from Baikonur to the ISS seems to be going well. It’s delivering a new science module, the first time in over 20 years that the Proton launcher has been used for this purpose.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:08:01am

re: #150 ericblair

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“And now all you really see is their fear and their regret. And even though I may walk into the room thinking, ‘Okay, this is your fault, you did this to yourself,’ when I leave the room, I just see a person that’s really suffering, and that is so regretful for the choice that they made.”

I feel so sad for that Dr. and that article only fills me with more contempt for Fox and the 24/7 Republican Bullshit Machine that is killing thousands of people.

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plansbandc  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:08:28am

re: #141 Dangerman

I’m sure the money she’s getting paid will compensate for the loss.

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darthstar  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:09:38am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:12:18am

re: #162 plansbandc

I’m sure the money she’s getting paid will compensate for the loss.

Oh I think BRIBE from Sugar Daddy Koch is more accurate!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:15:04am
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sagehen  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:15:19am

re: #144 Dr Lizardo

This looks like a great documentary. I’m going to have to see this:

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That’s Katie Tur’s parents.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:22:03am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Whoa. I occasionally drop by newsmax to check up on the GOP party line as I will not even go near Fox, but this truly does surprise me.

Isn’t Noisemax the place to go when Faux News is too reasonable? The worst is OAN, but I thought Murdoch’s platform was supposed to be the most respectable of the three.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:25:42am

re: #145 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

The space merchants is also famous for the creation of chicken Little. A slab of chicken meat being grown in event from which the settlers

We have rattlesnakes, salamanders, and mosquitoes in our “Michigan” basement.

Flooded basements n Moscow apartment buildings breed mosquitos year-round, as does the London Underground.

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Michele1  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:25:52am

[venton]I am really, really, REALLY starting to hate UPS. Assholes I need that ignition switch TODAY! Where the F**K is it?[/ventoff] That is all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:26:24am

re: #146 JOE 🥓

In today’s episode of STUPID TREK!

Kentucky Lawmaker Posts Meme Comparing Fauci to Jonestown Massacre Leader

Had to get back at him for picking on poor li’l Randy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:26:50am

re: #148 JOE 🥓

funny but keep Barron out of it, please

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:27:19am

re: #122 Belafon

As they said, you will either be vaccinated or infected:

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That medcram utube video posted yesterday said delta infectivity was around four, I believe. I don’t have time to go back and check.

Always check the numbers you see on the intertubes.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:27:25am

re: #169 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

[venton]I am really, really, REALLY starting to hate UPS. Assholes I need that ignition switch TODAY! Where the F**K is it?[/ventoff] That is all.

It’s Fed Ex I have a bone to pick with because they never leave a package by my apartment door. they leave it right by my apartment gate where someone else can take it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:27:48am

re: #167 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t Noisemax the place to go when Faux News is too reasonable? The worst is OAN, but I thought Murdoch’s platform was supposed to be the most respectable of the three.

Says a lot when Fox News is considered the most RESPECTABLE right leaning network.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:30:04am

re: #132 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:30:21am

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

Says a lot when Fox News is considered the most RESPECTABLE right leaning network.

It is simply the one I find easiest to stomach when I want to find out what the current RW talking points are…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:31:27am

re: #166 sagehen

That’s Katie Tur’s parents.

I thought that name seemed familiar.

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plansbandc  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:33:08am

Warning: Dirty lyrics. :D

Wet Leg - Chaise Longue (Official Video)

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Michele1  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:34:37am

re: #173 JOE 🥓

It’s Fed Ex I have a bone to pick with because they never leave a package by my apartment door. they leave it right by my apartment gate where someone else can take it.

The package left Stockton Ca. on the 19th with a delivery date of today. The latest update only shows it leaving Stockton and in route (it should already be on the truck, out for delivery) I would NOT be the least bit surprised if/when they do an update the damn thing ended up in Lexington, Ky. Don’t ask. Just, don’t ask. :-/

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:37:40am

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

A similar theme is expressed by the book “Jennifer Government” (Wikipedia)

The theme of the book is a murder mystery in a world where government has been weakened to the point where corporations can run roughshod over them.

The largest military organisation on the planet is the National Rifle Association, which owns its own air force.

People’s last names are assigned as where they work, hence Jennifer (an FBI agent) is named Government.

After a teenage girl is murdered by unknown men in a Nike store in a mall, a family employs (by signing over the deed of their house) the FBI to try to track down who was responsible for a terrorist attack on a Nike store.

One of the nice things about having an accredited library in a town of 128 is I can get books by interlibrary loan.

The book is somewhat dated (the Soviet Union is still one of the principal powers, opposing the ultra-libertarian capitalist western nations), but a fine dystopian novel otherwise.

The Author, Max Barry is awesome. I would highly recommend Lexicon.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:38:32am

re: #166 sagehen

That’s Katie Tur’s parents.

I went to take a look and it’s an interpersonal hot mess. Her dad came out, identifies as a woman and (if the article is right ymmv) Katy no longer speaks to her. What a shame.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:43:05am

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”

I hate the Republican death cult so fucking much.

One of the things that people are going to have to get dialectic about is…death cults are full of people that don’t really think they signed up to die, think they’re doing something good, right up until the moment it’s too late and “choosing to die” suddenly twists into “being compelled to die if not murdered.”

It’s the difference between the Jonestown narrative—hundreds of people that can be mocked because they were sheepishly compliant—and the reality of Jonestown—people that had moved there because they trusted an institution that betrayed their trusts, terrorized them for months, and pointed weapons at them to make them drink cyanide.

The former is morbid but perversely comforting. The latter is just awful, that it’s never as simple as “person totally bad, death deserved.” Yeah, these people that are dying were threatening to the general welfare, but so much time and effort was put into making them that threat. It’s like their bones were broken and deliberately set crooked. People with power and money and clout have created this culture to preserve their status quo, and now they’re feeding their subordinates into the thresher. We’re not winning anything when these people die; the culture persists because it’s top-down structures persist.

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ericblair  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:44:07am
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mmmirele  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:45:53am

I don’t know when/where this picture was taken. That’s “Coach Dave” Daubenmire on the left and Mike Lindell on the right.

So much hellishness in one spot, I’m surprised the ground didn’t open for an express trip to the core of the earth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:47:00am

Another highly prescient dystopia is Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story (2010)

The protagonist is one of the last people to own books, everyone else is semi-literate and communicates by emojis and video/voice messages on their Äppärät, which measures, regulates, and compares every aspect of your existence, health, personal, professional and financial history and that of everyone around you at a glance.

The US dollar has collapsed, and like post-Soviet Russian Rubles, is only good for basic necessities. If you want anything beyond that, you need to pay in Yuan or Northern Euro-backed currency.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:47:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2021 • 8:48:57am

re: #183 ericblair

Everyone knows that the GOP is over-represented among COVIDIOTS, including conservative writers, so they’re constantly trying to flip the script.

and the bigger tragedy is how they are over-represented in Congress, SCOTUS and nearly retained their popular-vote loser in the White House

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:01:07am

re: #178 plansbandc

Warning: Dirty lyrics. :D

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Video

That was great. I don’t mean to sound cliche, but with their style they would easily have a following in Japan.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:03:54am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and the bigger tragedy is how they are over-represented in Congress, SCOTUS and nearly retained their popular-vote loser in the White House

Yay for the Electoral College!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:05:43am

re: #155 Belafon

I’m not sure it lingers any longer but it doesn’t take as many particles for a person to get infected as earlier versions.

Or given that the viral loads are 1260 as great as the original virus, it may be that there are so many more around to infect a bystander.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:10:22am

re: #154 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t this similar to the earlier Australia transmission where a person was infected after just walking past someone who infected with the Delta variant? Very terrifying — how long does the virus linger in the air?

How many people have been quarantined in hotels in Australia? Of that number, how many have been infected? Since they were there because they might have been exposed to covid, how do they know they didn’t already have it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:11:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:13:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:15:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:18:15am

he’s making a stop before getting to the town hall location
hoping to have photos later

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:24:38am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:26:46am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Let Ireland disestablish the Catholic Church and pass a Freedom of Religion bill that will ease Irish unification.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:28:55am

Utah Outcasts vs. Eric Metaxas

NSFW

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mmmirele  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:31:25am

re: #47 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The article doesn’t say where in the Panhandle though. Just toss this on top of the pile with Covid-19 here.

West Nile confirmed in the Panhandle (KSID-AM, Sidney, Nebr.)

West Nile is spread by mosquitoes. The best way to deal with West Nile is to remove any standing bodies of water. Key is *standing*—your local creek or river is fine, that persistent puddle in the hole in your driveway, maybe not.

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mmmirele  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:37:48am

re: #59 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

You’ll be pleased to know that Marge Three Names in California on Sunday declared all churches except the wingnut one she was in politicking as “dead.”

I’m sure Christians across the land are copacetic with her assessment of their churches, and are going to get right on calling her out over that.

Oliver Willis gave some background on that.

Greene says ‘the church is basically dead’ in the US because it’s not right-wing enough (American Independent, July 19, 2021)

(more)

I’m sure those churches will get right on calling out this church for comparing California’s policies to Nazi Germany, and violating the laws of the state.

Yup.

Any day now.

These people are ASSHOLES.

Here’s their statement of faith, which is normal fundamentalist bullshit up until point 15 (which is a comprehensive bash on anything outside of man on top married hetero sex), and if you didn’t get 15, 16 makes it clear they will do no gay marrying. Then there’s 17 which is their anti-vaccine statement. And then, finally, all the authorities at 412 Murrieta have to hold ALL these things as part of their faith.

412murrieta.com

Assholes, I said, assholes. Jesus didn’t tell them to do this.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:38:15am

NANCY SAYS NOPE!

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:41:13am

re: #202 The Pie Overlord!

NANCY SAYS NOPE!

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James Brown - I Feel Good

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:47:11am
A legislative committee in the Republican-led Missouri General Assembly actually went about holding an invite-only hearing on how race is taught in schools without including a single Black parent or educator, according to NBC-affiliated KSHB-TV. The hearing on Monday only featured the voices of those who oppose critical race theory, a framework for interpreting law that maintains racism has an undeniable effect on the legal foundation of American society. One of the invited guests who got a chance to testify was Katie Rash, who leads Missouri’s chapter of the political group No Left Turn in Education, KSHB reported. “Some students are having serious emotional problems dealing with the CRT, or social justice, concepts being taught in our schools,” Rash said.

Heather Fleming, a former teacher and diversity and inclusion trainer, told KSHB she wasn’t allowed to testify and that legislators were “talking about us, without us.” “What not having any African Americans in the room really showed was that this wasn’t really about understanding,” Fleming said. Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel called the display of privilege “ridiculous,” “excluding the very people who are saying we’ve been treated inequitably.”

dailykos.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:51:33am
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Michele1  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:53:51am

Well started tonight’s dinner. A 1 lb rump roast. The roast is currently in the fridge marinating in a 1/2 cup beef broth and a 1/2 cup red (Merlot) wine after being rubbed down with some seasoning salt. I’ll sear and pop it into the slow cooker here in an hour along with the veggies and let it simmer for about 6 hours.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:54:27am

re: #202 The Pie Overlord!

NANCY SAYS NOPE!

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:54:30am

How Patriotic.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:56:02am

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

What’s the “can’t read at work” ending to this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 9:57:25am

re: #209 Belafon

What’s the “can’t read at work” ending to this?

pibbles are adorables with insatiable cuddle needs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:01:02am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:03:43am
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Belafon  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:08:21am

re: #212 The Pie Overlord!

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Not all of them. He doesn’t control Cheney.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:10:02am

re: #212 The Pie Overlord!

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Good. That will free them up to be brought in for questioning.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:10:29am

re: #206 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well started tonight’s dinner. A 1 lb rump roast. The roast is currently in the fridge marinating in a 1/2 cup beef broth and a 1/2 cup red (Merlot) wine after being rubbed down with some seasoning salt. I’ll sear and pop it into the slow cooker here in an hour along with the veggies and let it simmer for about 6 hours.

Sounds good. Im trying to make up my mind about some thick pork steaks. BBQ or oven? Do not want dry or tough.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:13:54am
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No Malarkey!  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:21:12am

re: #212 The Pie Overlord!

Excellent; they were just going to fling poo anyway. Pelosi made the right call.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:22:21am

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:22:22am

GOP: WE’RE TAKING OUR BALL AND GOING HOME!

Pelosi: Leave the ball, that’s mine.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:25:16am

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It was so much easier reading TFG’s schedule which just read:

“Important stuff”

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mmmirele  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:25:53am

re: #208 DodgerFan1988

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How Patriotic.

Oh, and that bit about Japanese flags is true. The only place I saw several Japanese flags (as opposed to none everywhere else) was at a historic (not now in use) onsen in southern Japan. Our tour guide made a point of saying, basically, “This use of flags is *unusual*” and he was right.

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:26:11am

re: #220 Eventual Carrion

It was so much easier reading TFG’s schedule which just read:

“Important stuff”

Executive Time followed by many important meetings and phone calls.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:26:44am

re: #212 The Pie Overlord!

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re: #212 The Pie Overlord!

James Brown ♬PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2021 • 10:32:51am

re: #221 mmmirele

I dunno, as a follower of Jesus, I find flag salutes and the US style of patriotism to be unsettlingly idolatrous and a ceremony of worship..

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t do the pledge, or salute the flag, for exactly that reason.

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retired cynic  Jul 21, 2021 • 11:01:18am

re: #142 William Lewis

Well, I am back. Did I miss anything exciting?

Springfield Il is a good place for a pair of history nuts to be tourists together. Great Lincoln museums and a beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright house. Plus lots of nice restaurants (mmm chicken tikka masala! )

Interesting tidbit: this was the longest time we have ever spent together. It went …very well. 😎

I am so glad you got to visit some of my favorite places! (The Lincoln Home and the FLW house just a couple of blocks and 50 years apart!)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 21, 2021 • 11:10:49am

re: #224 sagehen

Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t do the pledge, or salute the flag, for exactly that reason.

And the faith is illegal in Russia - something that may be in our future if the red menace isn’t driven into extinction.


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