A Wonderful Live Performance From Becca Stevens & the Secret Trio: “California”

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Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio - “California”
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From the album ‘Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio’ coming September 2021
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This is a live performance of the album arrangement of “California” off of Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio (GroundUP Music).

Becca Stevens - “I’ve known about Paul Curerri’s music for a long time, and this song has always been my favorite of his. I learned how to play the guitar part a few years ago and made a demo of it for a friend of mine as a gift. During the early stages of this album I threw this in my “writing scraps” folder just for fun. I was surprised to hear that Michael not only knows Paul’s music as well, but that Michael’s brother grew up playing music with Paul. Due to injuries, Paul Curreri is no longer able to play these songs himself, and it was very important to Michael and I that we do this arrangement justice. We love the contrast between California’s normal idealized identity as the land of hope and opportunity and Paul’s biting lyrics about the emptiness in the struggle.”

Ara Dinkjian - Oud
Ismail Lumanovski - Clarinet
Tamer Pinarbaşi - Kanun
Becca Stevens - Vocals, guitar

“California” lyrics & music by Paul Curreri
Arranged by Becca Stevens & Michael League
Filmed by Kevin Pastor (Untitled Productions)
Filmed at Flux Studios, NYC
Video editing by Chris McQueen
Audio recorded/engineered by Daniel Sanint
Assistant engineered by Tom Beuchel
Audio mixed by Nic Hard
Audio mastered by Dave McNair

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“California” Lyrics
By Paul Curreri

Too few folks know how fun it is
To believe in invisible stuff like this
I’ma drink wine till I can see
The great beyond in the room with me

California
Happy all the time

Burn that bridge and bet that farm
There’s risk of loss when one wants this hard
To drift among the untied knots
To get your passport stamped where your heroes got caught

California
Happy all the time

O, to wake and find the webbing gone
And a circular structure in one’s song
Playing harmony to both earth and air
And bobbing the heads of the unaware

California

The all in all is blue
The all in all is blue
Baby don’t worry, you’re why I’m here at all

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248 comments
1
Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:24:17pm

A prominent white nationalist has been kicked out of the U.S. military three months after a HuffPost investigation revealed he had joined the Air Force and graduated from basic training.

Shawn McCaffrey, 28, is “no longer serving in the U.S. Air Force,” spokesperson Ann Stefanek said in a statement Thursday.

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:25:18pm

The Minnesota Vikings may part ways with Rick Dennison after the offensive line coach and run game coordinator refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dennison, a veteran NFL presence with 27 years in the league, is believed to be the first NFL position coach imminently facing unemployment over a potentially life-saving vaccine.

3
cat-tikvah  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:26:38pm

re: #2 Dangerman

Choices have consequences.
Just as freedom includes responsibilities.

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jaunte  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:28:47pm

Peaceable Kingdom.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:32:00pm

Orange Still Life

On a personal note…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:32:41pm
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:33:58pm

2017: Clouds, Trees and Electronic Equipment in Southern California by

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:35:03pm

re: #244 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Are you sure it’s satire?

I’m not sure about this particular song, but Vevo is a video provider service owned by three major record companies. They only distribute music from those companies.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:40:40pm

From Sarah Brand’s own Website:

ABOUT ME
I am a music video director and singer-songwriter from Malibu, California. I write primarily pop music infused with sociological introspection spanning topics such as religious hypocrisy, inequality, and romance. I write all my music, as well as direct and edit music videos. I am currently living abroad in England for a Master of Science in Sociology at the University of Oxford. I received my B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, with Highest Honors, and a minor in History.

Sarah Brand’s Website About Page

On the audio, making an uneducated guess, I would say the satire of her vocals falls on all the people who say “I hate autotune.”

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:48:42pm

re: #5 Rightwingconspirator

[Embedded content]

Said with love and affection:
Too much rain
Too little rain
Pests of the 6 leg and 4 leg kind
Walking, climbing, flying
Nets, covers, strategies
Till finally the perfect fruit is grown
And hopefully you pick it before it falls to the ground and is partially eaten by a squirrel.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:49:00pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:49:07pm

re: #151 Punish Domestic Terrorists

These fuckers piss me off.

McCarthy prevented three Republicans from sitting on the committee. That’s more than the two bomb-throwers the Speaker rejected. The astroturfers in the Freedom Caucus don’t mention that.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:50:04pm

re: #10 Dangerman

Said with love and affection:
Too much rain
Too little rain
Pests of the 6 leg and 4 leg kind
Walking, climbing, flying
Nets, covers, strategies
Till finally the perfect fruit is grown
And hopefully you pick it before it falls to the ground and is partially eaten by a squirrel.

LOL. Sounds right. We even have bats!

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:51:17pm

re: #13 Rightwingconspirator

LOL. Sounds right. We even have bats!

Great!
You can stand guard and swat away the grackles. ;-)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:51:31pm

re: #71 JOE 🥓

Cleveland could change their team name to The Ohio Players and have the band play Love Rollercoaster at the 7th Inning Stretch.

I’d be cool with that!

(4:50)

Love Rollercoaster

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JOE 🥓  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:52:52pm

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:54:29pm

No one has died from the vaccine.
millions have died without it.

Full stop.

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retired cynic  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:55:33pm

re: #17 Dangerman

Haven’t some, tho’? A teensy tiny fraction? Blood clots?

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:58:33pm

Hospitals can’t refuse the unvaccinated but can insurance companies?

It has to be costing them/us tons of dough. We all know how the GOP deplores the government getting involved in health care, what if the insurance companies drew a line in the sand?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 6:58:41pm

re: #144 Dopamine Fish

Oh man, Fjordman. I haven’t read or thought about that name in ages.

That sounds like a person I’m glad I don’t know.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:00:23pm

re: #19 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Hospitals can’t refuse the unvaccinated but can insurance companies?

It has to be costing them/us tons of dough. We all know how the GOP deplores the government getting involved in health care, what if the insurance companies drew a line in the sand?

They can’t yet, because of the emergency use authorisation.

The second any one of the vaccines has final approval, they can then demand the vaccine, increase that person’s premiums (sort of like a smoker or someone who engages in dangerous activities), or outright reject them.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:01:21pm

re: #20 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That sounds like a person I’m glad I don’t know.

Be very glad. Fjordman was one of the original right-wing nutjobs. When Charles was on the fence in the 2008-2009 time frame, Fjordman was advocating for white supremacy and anti-Muslim sentiment. As Charles has intimated, Fjordman was a major driving force behind Anders Breivik’s murderous anti-Muslim rampage. That whole event came out of the blogosphere from which our esteemed host extricated himself just in the nick of time.

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Florida Panhandler  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:06:09pm

re: #16 JOE 🥓

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The only thing whiter in this drawing would be Mike Huckabee on bass.

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:08:39pm

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

They can’t yet, because of the emergency use authorisation.

The second any one of the vaccines has final approval, they can then demand the vaccine, increase that person’s premiums (sort of like a smoker or someone who engages in dangerous activities), or outright reject them.

Cool. So for most of the US the rise of premiums will effect employers and not the individuals? It is easy to lie about an employee being a smoker or not but I would imagine that the insurance companies might want to require proof of vaccination? Smoking cigarettes typically can’t get you fired or make you pay more on an employer based plan, can being unvaccinated?

I don’t want to pay extra for my insurance because of these morons.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:08:51pm

re: #8 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

OT. The worldometer statistics on Nebraska show that in total statistics, the number of Covid cases per million places the state in the top 11 but the number of deaths per million puts the state in the bottom 9. So what is Nebraska doing right when it comes to treating Covid? Does it just reflect a younger than average population? And that the state probably has less exposure to travelers from outside the United States?

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:10:45pm

re: #18 retired cynic

Haven’t some, tho’? A teensy tiny fraction? Blood clots?

Yes they have. But so few among the millions.

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:11:07pm

re: #25 Hecuba’s daughter

OT. The worldometer statistics on Nebraska show that in total statistics, the number of Covid cases per million places the state in the top 11 but the number of deaths per million puts the state in the bottom 9. So what is Nebraska doing right when it comes to treating Covid? Does it just reflect a younger than average population? And that the state probably has less exposure to travelers from outside the United States?

When you are from Nebraska it is harder to tell whether you are actually dead or not.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:13:51pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:15:18pm

Link

Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare. More than 339 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through July 19, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 6,207 reports of death (0.0018%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause.

Anyone can report to VAERS. Not just health workers. Call that a sum of all reports, before anyone outside takes a close look at the case.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:16:31pm

re: #18 retired cynic

Haven’t some, tho’? A teensy tiny fraction? Blood clots?

A girl I work with did. Never explicitly said but got vaccinated, got a blood clot in her brain a few days later, was dead within hours of her first symptom. 35ish woman.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:21:49pm

re: #30 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Nobody said perfectly safe. Women under 50 should must avoid J&J. Wife and I both got it in late March

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:24:55pm

re: #24 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Cool. So for most of the US the rise of premiums will effect employers and not the individuals? It is easy to lie about an employee being a smoker or not but I would imagine that the insurance companies might want to require proof of vaccination? Smoking cigarettes typically can’t get you fired or make you pay more on an employer based plan, can being unvaccinated?

I don’t want to pay extra for my insurance because of these morons.

Cigarettes are a legal product. That said, evidence of smoking can be seen in certain health tests, in which case if you’re a smoker and said you’re not, a health insurance company can deny your claim for lying when you applied.

As for the cost of employer-supported health insurance, vaccines would be the best way to reduce the employers’ costs.

As for insurance companies, they employ armies of adjusters for the specific purpose of denying claims. They didn’t build those giant office buildings in Boston because they’re humanitarians.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:29:57pm

re: #31 Rightwingconspirator

Nobody said perfectly safe. Women under 50 should must avoid J&J. Wife and I both got it in late March

Agreed. Completely. And it’s not 100% effective but or should keep you out of the ICU.

I got Pfizer, but I’d have taken anything that was offered.

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jaunte  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:35:12pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:35:40pm

re: #24 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Cool. So for most of the US the rise of premiums will effect employers and not the individuals? It is easy to lie about an employee being a smoker or not but I would imagine that the insurance companies might want to require proof of vaccination? Smoking cigarettes typically can’t get you fired or make you pay more on an employer based plan, can being unvaccinated?

I don’t want to pay extra for my insurance because of these morons.

Those of us on Medicare don’t pay based on health status at all. Most of us have some condition — due to genes or pre-natal environment or diet or behavior or exposure to environmental toxins — that affects our health and longevity. This will be just one of many factors underlying health care costs. So far, this disease has reduced life expectancy here by 1.5 years; the 1918 flu had a 12 year impact on American life expectancy.

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:42:43pm

re: #36 Hecuba’s daughter

Those of us on Medicare don’t pay based on health status at all. Most of us have some condition — due to genes or pre-natal environment or diet or behavior or exposure to environmental toxins — that affects our health and longevity. This will be just one of many factors underlying health care costs. So far, this disease has reduced life expectancy here by 1.5 years; the 1918 flu had a 12 year impact on American life expectancy.

12 years?! Geez. So it may be cheaper, in the long run, for the insurance companies to have the unvaccinated go ahead and just die?

Sadly, someone, somewhere has run those numbers and has that answer.

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:48:36pm

re: #18 retired cynic

Haven’t some, tho’? A teensy tiny fraction? Blood clots?

fair point I could have been more exact.

the 40-45% or whatever who won’t Vax are not*all* afraid of dying from a blood clot. in fact I’d bet most of them don’t even know it’s a possibility.

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jaunte  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:48:54pm
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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:52:55pm

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:53:07pm

Food Pron alert!

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:53:53pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:56:43pm

re: #37 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

12 years?! Geez. So it may be cheaper, in the long run, for the insurance companies to have the unvaccinated go ahead and just die?

Sadly, someone, somewhere has run those numbers and has that answer.

No — the unvaccinated are costing insurance companies a lot of money — regardless of whether the patient lives or dies. Most of the deaths are among the elderly so Medicare is picking up that tab.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 7:58:12pm

The National Hurricane Center says people in Florida should monitor the progress of the subtropical wave which formed several days ago over Mississippi and now sits off the coast of Daytona Beach. They give a 50% chance of development into a tropical system within two days.

Atlantic 5-Day Tropical Forecast

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:00:42pm

they’re up to 28

Scientists uncover 28 new viruses frozen in ice for thousands of years”

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:00:45pm

re: #41 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:01:58pm

re: #45 Dangerman

they’re up to 28

They’re really trying to get us all killed, aren’t they?

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retired cynic  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:02:07pm

re: #38 Dangerman

fair point I could have been more exact.

the 40-45% or whatever who won’t Vax are not*all* afraid of dying from a blood clot. in fact I’d bet most of them don’t even know it’s a possibility.

My “son” is. He has had several strokes, and heart attacks, and he is afraid of the vaccine because of the blood clots. I have asked him to talk to his doctor. That’s all I can do. He knows it is important to me. He took me to get mine.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:03:09pm

And with that, I am to bed. I actually made it to 2100 hrs. Might actually get another 8 hour nights rest tonight. That would be a welcome change.

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:03:28pm

re: #43 Hecuba’s daughter

No — the unvaccinated are costing insurance companies a lot of money — regardless of whether the patient lives or dies. Most of the deaths are among the elderly so Medicare is picking up that tab.

So the insurance companies will be the ones writing the policies and laws on vaccines, through their lobbyists?

Guess they do have a good spot in the food chain some times?

Hard to see the insurance companies wanting to pay out more based off of “misinformation” and YouTube medical advice?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:03:42pm

re: #46 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:04:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:04:57pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:06:58pm

re: #51 A Mom Anon

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:08:15pm

re: #48 retired cynic

My “son” is. He has had several strokes, and heart attacks, and he is afraid of the vaccine because of the blood clots. I have asked him to talk to his doctor. That’s all I can do. He knows it is important to me. He took me to get mine.

We live in a society. If the rest of these morons acted like it and did their civic and patriotic duty and got vaccinated then your “son” would not be in such a quandry.

Living in a society has it price, getting vaccinated to protect the people who can’t is part of the compact. Thought we had religions that were supposed to teach us those basic things?

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jaunte  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:08:53pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Part of the original conservative shift from Democratic Party to Republican:

“Hobby and her husband were both Southern Democrats, but soon became dissatisfied with the party throughout the 1930s. They believed Franklin D. Roosevelt’s social programs overextended their original intent.”
en.wikipedia.org

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:12:04pm

re: #48 retired cynic

My “son” is. He has had several strokes, and heart attacks, and he is afraid of the vaccine because of the blood clots. I have asked him to talk to his doctor. That’s all I can do. He knows it is important to me. He took me to get mine.

That’s also part of the reason my mother’s physician advised her against the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, due to her past brain surgery. Small clots which might not harm someone else might kill her.

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:12:58pm

re: #44 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The National Hurricane Center says people in Florida should monitor the progress of the subtropical wave which formed several days ago over Mississippi and now sits off the coast of Daytona Beach. They give a 50% chance of development into a tropical system within two days.

Atlantic 5-Day Tropical Forecast

didn’t we have this talk 2 weeks ago?

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plansbandc  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:14:49pm

re: #15 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I tried to buy this album. My mom took one look at the cover and made me put it back.

:D :D

This is from someone who LOVED Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Alpert.

Parental hypocrisy at its finest.

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:15:20pm

re: #48 retired cynic

My “son” is. He has had several strokes, and heart attacks, and he is afraid of the vaccine because of the blood clots. I have asked him to talk to his doctor. That’s all I can do. He knows it is important to me. He took me to get mine.

that’s legit medical.
it *is* different and totally justified.

he doesn’t think he’s gonna get magnetized or 5g chipped or other nonsense though, right?

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Dangerman  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:16:33pm

re: #51 A Mom Anon

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:16:54pm

re: #26 Rightwingconspirator

Yes they have. But so few among the millions.

So few that I don’t believe anyone is sure the vaccines caused them. (People get blood clots without taking vaccines, correlation is not causation and all that.) it may be a long time before we really know.

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Belafon  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:17:06pm

re: #24 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Cool. So for most of the US the rise of premiums will effect employers and not the individuals? It is easy to lie about an employee being a smoker or not but I would imagine that the insurance companies might want to require proof of vaccination? Smoking cigarettes typically can’t get you fired or make you pay more on an employer based plan, can being unvaccinated?

I don’t want to pay extra for my insurance because of these morons.

My company will fire you if you lie about smoking when you put in your info for setting your health insurance. They will pay for smoking cessation, but the insurance premiums are about $5000 higher per year for smokers.

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Belafon  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:20:19pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

They’re really trying to get us all killed, aren’t they?

Wait until they find aliens.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:22:07pm

Video of a mudflow in Glenwood Canyon yesterday. That’s a Union Pacific railroad bridge.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:25:31pm

So we went out tonight to a bar to see a friend’s band play. I haven’t been to a bar in many years. I won’t be doing that again for awhile, maybe never. Smoking and no one wearing masks? Nope. We stayed for the set and got the hell out of there. The place wasn’t packed, but god is Georgia full of dumbasses. Including us for going in the first place. It sucks, the guy is a good friend to our family for the last 25 yrs and I love him like a brother, and I want to support his band(he’s also an amazing artist, he draws all the time in addition to writing music/songs)but I can’t do that again.

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retired cynic  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:33:31pm

re: #60 Dangerman

that’s legit medical.
it *is* different and totally justified.

he doesn’t think he’s gonna get magnetized or 5g chipped or other nonsense though, right?

No. He’s not off that wall.

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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:33:53pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

Video of a mudflow in Glenwood Canyon yesterday. That’s a Union Pacific railroad bridge.

Holy smokes! No rain for ever then a year’s worth at once?

You guys needed the rain but not like that. We all knew there was a chance of this with the recent fires but I had my prayers out for slow and steady.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:36:02pm

re: #61 Dangerman

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Dave In Austin  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:36:08pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

The more it burns the more it washes away. I heard dome rumblings that there was plans to dump a couple of Western slope reservoirs so the lower Colorado can generate power. Have you heard of this?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:38:58pm

re: #175 DesertDenizen

JFC! Anyone can ask ME anything they want about my health, and it isn’t illegal. I’m free to answer or not, as I choose. But if you ask any of my doctors about my health and they provide information WITHOUT MY CONSENT, that’s illegal. Why is this so hard for this fucking morons to understand?

Because the morons vote for the Liar Party who lied to them about HIPAA.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:39:07pm

re: #68 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Holy smokes! No rain for ever then a year’s worth at once?

You guys needed the rain but not like that. We all knew there was a chance of this with the recent fires but I had my prayers out for slow and steady.

It’s flowing like that because of the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:40:45pm

re: #70 Dave In Austin

I heard dome rumblings that there was plans to dump a couple of Western slope reservoirs so the lower Colorado can generate power. Have you heard of this?

Sure have.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:43:30pm

re: #70 Dave In Austin

The more it burns the more it washes away. I heard dome rumblings that there was plans to dump a couple of Western slope reservoirs so the lower Colorado can generate power. Have you heard of this?

Yes.

Western Slope braces for Blue Mesa Reservoir drawdown (Montrose, Colo. Press, July 23, 2021)

The day water managers never hoped to see has arrived: Blue Mesa Reservoir will contribute water to keep the hydropower turbines at Lake Powell operational, as called for under the Upper Basin Drought Response Operations Agreement.

“This is a drastic time. We’ve never seen this before,” State Rep. Marc Catlin, R-Montrose, said.

“This is one of the things we had agreed upon, that this would be the first action the Bureau (of Reclamation) took.”

Catlin, a lifelong water expert, also sits on the Colorado River District Board of Directors, representing Montrose County. The district was formed in the 1930s to protect the Colorado River and its main tributaries within Colorado.

(more)

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:46:02pm

We finally have a normal monsoon this year, we didn’t have one the last two? Three years? Without the burn scars there would be no catastrophic mud flows in Glenwood Canyon today. And it doesn’t take much, the first time they closed the interstate because of a mudslide less than a half inch of rain fell in that storm.

I have to be in Glenwood Springs tomorrow. There is a backroad to the south but it’s been closing periodically because people have been rolling their vehicles driving over it. The standard detour through Steamboat Springs, Craig, Meeker, and Rifle, makes a 30 minute drive into a four hour drive.

Yay.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:56:51pm

re: #68 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Holy smokes! No rain for ever then a year’s worth at once?

You guys needed the rain but not like that. We all knew there was a chance of this with the recent fires but I had my prayers out for slow and steady.

That was a normal amount of rain that did that.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 23, 2021 • 8:57:35pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:01:27pm

The Onion really likes to get too close to the truth sometimes.

Instagram

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JOE 🥓  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:03:29pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

The Onion really likes to get too close to the truth sometimes.

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Memories of high school where dads would hold their sons back a year for football…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:06:44pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:10:46pm
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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:11:04pm

re: #76 teleskiguy

That was a normal amount of rain that did that.

Knew it was going to be bad when it happened but glad it did?

Nice to see some summer rain? Or is this BS that only hurts? Your runoff doesn’t flow into the Lake Powell stuff? What a mess, want you to have moisture but at the right time and amount.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:13:45pm

re: #82 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Knew it was going to be bad when it happened but glad it did?

Nice to see some summer rain? Or is this BS that only hurts? Your runoff doesn’t flow into the Lake Powell stuff? What a mess, want you to have moisture but at the right time and amount.

It’s a catch 22 for the burn scars, that’s for sure. In the near term it’s a P.I.A. In the long term the moisture is direly needed.

And yes, that flows to Lake Powell, that video is the Colorado River just above Glenwood Springs.

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teleskiguy  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:19:02pm

One thing I’ve learned this summer about the burn scar to the west, any amount of rain will set it off. There is no right time or right amount. It’ll be like that for years.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:21:27pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:25:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:28:27pm

re: #58 Dangerman

didn’t we have this talk 2 weeks ago?

I believe that was something along the lines of “quit watching the tropics from western Nebraska, you’re fuquing up our weather down here.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:44:45pm
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DesertDenizen  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:46:11pm

re: #85 Dread Pirate Ron

Gee, the Republican Senate created a monster they can’t control? This is my shocked face.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:49:55pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:52:36pm

Don’t like the way the wind is blowing on the California recall. Lots of GOP money is flowing in to get rid of Newsom…and Larry Elder got the right judge to put him on the ballot…polls now show Elder in the lead to replace Newsom…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 9:56:09pm

re: #27 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

When you are from Nebraska it is harder to tell whether you are actually dead or not.

Worldometer’s data about Nebraska’s cases is messed up because the state government stopped publishing data for the public on June 30.

Now it has to be obtained from a patchwork of local or regional sources within the state, many of which don’t sort or display the data in the same manner, or display different or irrelevant data. (For example, on “gender,” our Public Health District used to display trangender people as “unknown” until they got a bunch of complaints.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:01:00pm

re: #91 JOE 🥓

Don’t like the way the wind is blowing on the California recall. Lots of GOP money is flowing in to get rid of Newsom…and Larry Elder got the right judge to put him on the ballot…polls now show Elder in the lead to replace Newsom…

That’s terrifying. There is something terribly wrong when Republicans can essentially buy any race because they have unlimited money flowing toward them. And they have propaganda networks distributing lies to an eager audience who accepts whatever they say.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:06:56pm

re: #91 JOE 🥓

Don’t like the way the wind is blowing on the California recall. Lots of GOP money is flowing in to get rid of Newsom…and Larry Elder got the right judge to put him on the ballot…polls now show Elder in the lead to replace Newsom…

But gonna lose to Gavin

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:06:59pm

Christians cheering death. (thread, four tweets)

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JOE 🥓  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:07:20pm

re: #93 Hecuba’s daughter

It was bad enough that Ah-Nold got in and really fucked the state’s finances up. Just the thought of reactionary Larry Elder sliding in is sickening…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:08:06pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Worldometer’s data about Nebraska’s cases is messed up because the state government stopped publishing data for the public on June 30.

Now it has to be obtained from a patchwork of local or regional sources within the state, many of which don’t sort or display the data in the same manner, or display different or irrelevant data. (For example, on “gender,” our Public Health District used to display trangender people as “unknown” until they got a bunch of complaints.)

So Nebraska is working at concealing the true Covid situation within the state. The question: why haven’t Florida and Texas adopted the same approach? Indeed why haven’t all GOP run states followed Trump’s plan of not reporting statistics? Just like Russia.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:09:34pm

re: #91 JOE 🥓

Don’t like the way the wind is blowing on the California recall. Lots of GOP money is flowing in to get rid of Newsom…and Larry Elder got the right judge to put him on the ballot…polls now show Elder in the lead to replace Newsom…

Question 1 on the ballot is still losing, so Question 2 is irrelevant.

It’s going to get the same 38-43% Republicans always get in Statewide races that aren’t Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:14:33pm

We also need to make it harder to get this horse shit on the ballot in the first place. Elections in California are always clusterfucks of Ballot initiatives that are the same shit over and over and always worded to sound like they do the opposite of what they actually do.

What ever the threshold for getting things on the ballot is, signature wise. It needs to be increased by more than triple at least. That’s a petition I’ll sign. The let the “Legislature do it’s job and stop with the incessant bullshit” proposition.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:15:11pm

re: #98 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Question 1 on the ballot is still losing, so Question 2 is irrelevant.

It’s going to get the same 38-43% Republicans always get in Statewide races that aren’t Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Let’s hope there is a huge turnout of Democrats so that Question 2 never matters.

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plansbandc  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:15:48pm

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:26:32pm

re: #97 Hecuba’s daughter

So Nebraska is working at concealing the true Covid situation within the state. The question: why haven’t Florida and Texas adopted the same approach? Indeed why haven’t all GOP run states followed Trump’s plan of not reporting statistics? Just like Russia.

Governor Ricketts also shuttered all the general testing sites. You can now only get a test if you make an appointment somewhere privately and pay for it, or you are suspected of the disease and hospitalised or see a clinic.

Thus, the numbers are on the rise in the Panhandle, and I assume everywhere else.

pphd.org

Panhandle population (minus Grant County): Estimated at 82,962 (primarily concentrated in Scottsbluff/Gering, Chadron, Alliance, and Sidney)
Average population density: 5.9 per square mile
New cases last two weeks: 51
Last week positivity rate: 21.5%
Risk factor: middle of “moderate”
Cases by age over 1,000 people: from 10 to 69
Women and girls are two-thirds of cases
Highest vaccinated county: Banner (seat Harrisburg, 37%)
Lowest vaccinated county: Grant (seat Hyannis, 19%)
Percent vaccinated fully in PPHD: 32%
Highest case rate: Kimball (seat Kimball, SW corner of the Panhandle)
Towns with no risk: Broadwater (128, Morrill County), Lisco (64, Garden County), Llewellyn (224, Garden County)

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Dave In Austin  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:34:50pm

This I didn’t know…… Huh!!! LOL!!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:38:55pm

re: #103 Dave In Austin

This I didn’t know…… Huh!!! LOL!!

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I don’t watch The View anyway. But her presence would be an excellent reason to deliberately avoid the show.

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retired cynic  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:40:18pm

re: #104 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t watch The View anyway. But her presence would be an excellent reason to deliberately avoid the show.

I would think the other women would quit.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:45:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:47:28pm

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Counties with no hospital, clinic, doctor, or pharmacy in PPHD:

Sioux, Banner, Deuel, and Grant

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Dave In Austin  Jul 23, 2021 • 10:54:10pm
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JC1  Jul 23, 2021 • 11:17:10pm

re: #18 retired cynic

Haven’t some, tho’? A teensy tiny fraction? Blood clots?

I think that there have been a tiny number of deaths caused by the vaccine. I know of someone who died within 24 hours of getting it; not 100% sure that the vaccine caused it, but it likely. Still, the relative risk makes getting the vaccine a no brainer.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 23, 2021 • 11:51:30pm

A jumping spider just ran across my desk right at me, so I flicked it back before it got to the edge of the desk. 5 seconds later it’s running across the desk at twice the speed and jumped into my lap and I can’t find it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2021 • 12:03:05am
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piratedan  Jul 24, 2021 • 12:03:06am

re: #109 JC1

I heard it described (wish I could remember where) that statistically the number of deaths caused by the vaccine that were medically related were on a par with those who died in auto accidents post vaccination. That sounded too pithy to be true but the sentiment appears to be right on based on my interactions with medical professionals in the know.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2021 • 12:03:06am

thread

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 24, 2021 • 12:47:07am

re: #113 Dread Pirate Ron

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Any MD who makes such a statement should lose their medical license. They should also be banned from Twitter for spreading misinformation.

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 1:17:50am

Watching the rerun of the opening ceremonies and… that drones formation in the sky above the stadium is is pure awesome-sauce. Well done.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 1:18:12am
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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 1:26:42am

The restaurants here in New York all list on their menu, on their website, and a sign at the front door, exactly what Covid precautions they’re taking.

Here’s an example from a place I eat at frequently:

Cleaning & Sanitizing
Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Common areas deep cleaned daily
Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Sealed or wrapped utensils used

Physical Distancing
Limited number of seated diners
Distancing maintained in common areas
Extra space between tables

Protective Equipment
Waitstaff wear masks
Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Screening
Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Staff temperature check required
Contact tracing information collected

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 24, 2021 • 1:42:08am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:07:25am

re: #113 Dread Pirate Ron

thread

Comments are a hoot.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:11:59am

re: #117 sagehen

Restaurants here in the Nebraska Panhandle are still limiting seating (despite the governor’s return to 100% occupancy), and all have little laminated cards on the table for you to flip over when you’ve taken a seat saying the table and chairs need to be sanitised.

The idea behind the cards is if you see one flipped up like that at a table, you should pick another table.

Most restaurants which have drive throughs only do business through the drive through.

Our one walk up restaurant in Bridgeport has removed half of their outside tables to increase spacing outside. (That restaurant is only open late May to early October, due to the wonderfully warm weather here.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:20:32am

More people shunning the unvaccinated for their own safety in Dr. Jennifer Gunter’s thread on businesses declaring the unvaccinated can stay home:

Businesses don’t want a bunch of sickened customers; that tends to be bad for profits down the road.

I think between insurance companies coming down hard on the unvaxxeed along with businesses trying to preserve their customer base (or grow it), the GQP is fighting a losing battle here.

While several states are trying to prohibit “vaccine passports,” that doesn’t prevent private individuals from creating lists of businesses which follow public health recommendations. Those businesses will be rewarded by the free market conservatives worship (regardless of their culture war shyte).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:23:54am

Conservatives will lose this culture war public health battle, though they will try to take as many people out in their slow-moving genocide as they can.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:34:02am

As of 2AM EDT, the subtropical wave from Mississippi now off Daytona Beach has been given improved chances to develop into a tropical system by the National Hurricane Center.

Five Day Graphical Tropical Outlook

Elsewhere in the tropics, there are three tropical systems in the eastern Pacific according to the Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

A tropical depression now over land in SE China, Typhoon In-Fa about to come ashore in eastern China.

SUMMARY:
INITIAL POSITION: 27.3N 124.3E
INITIAL INTENSITY: 65 KTS
GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE: 195 NM WEST OF KADENA AIR BASE
MOVEMENT PAST 6 HOURS: NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 KTS
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT: 35 FEET

SATELLITE ANALYSIS, INITIAL POSITION AND INTENSITY DISCUSSION:
ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED (EIR) SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THE
SIGNATURE OF A LARGE TYPHOON THAT HAS BEEN LIMITED BY COLD WATER,
UPWELLED DUE TO SLOW MOVEMENT DURING THE LAST COUPLE DAYS. THE
INNER CORE IS BROAD AND RAGGED, WITH A RADIUS OF MAXIMUM WINDS OF
APPROXIMATELY 40 NM. THE COLD CONVECTIVE RING ENCIRCLING THE EYE
HAS BEEN DISCONTINUOUS WITH NUMEROUS GAPS. WHILE AGENCY DVORAK
INTENSITY ESTIMATES HAVE INCREASED DURING THE PAST SIX HOURS, A
240145Z ASCAT-B SCATTEROMETER PASS AND A 240421Z AMSR2 MICROWAVE
PASS DID NOT SUPPORT WINDS ABOVE 65 KT. THE CURRENT INTENSITY IS
THUS HELD AT 65 KT. A STATION MEASUREMENT OF 51 KT SUSTAINED WINDS
WAS RECENTLY OBSERVED AT 240600Z IN THE DACHEN ISLANDS OFFSHORE OF
CHINA.

And a tropical storm Nepartek expected to hit Japan as a tropical cyclone later in the week.

SUMMARY:
INITIAL POSITION: 26.2N 150.0E
INITIAL INTENSITY: 35 KTS
GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE: 755 NM SOUTHEAST OF YOKOSUKA, JAPAN
MOVEMENT PAST 6 HOURS: NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AT 10 KTS
SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT: 15 FEET

SATELLITE ANALYSIS, INITIAL POSITION AND INTENSITY DISCUSSION:
ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY (MSI) DEPICTS AN ELONGATED
LOW-LEVEL CENTER (LLC) EXPOSED WEST OF A RAGGED BLOB OF DEEP
CONVECTION. 11W (NEPARTAK) IS A SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE, CONSISTING OF
BOTH NON-TROPICAL AND TROPICAL FEATURES. MOIST SOUTHWESTERLY
MONSOON FLOW IS WRAPPING AROUND THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE CYCLONE AND
CAUSING AN OUTBREAK OF DEEP CONVECTION IN THE EASTERN SEMICIRCLE,
BUT THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE CIRCULATION IS DRY THANKS TO A STRONG
UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE LLC, LOCATED SOUTHEAST
OF TOKYO, JAPAN. NEPARTAK IS BEGINNING TO INTERACT BAROCLINICALLY
WITH THIS TROUGH, WHICH IS INDUCING A BROAD, ASYMMETRIC WIND FIELD.
A 240004Z ASCAT-B PASS SHOWED AN EXPANSIVE REGION OF GALES IN THE
EASTERN SEMICIRCLE, WITH MAXIMUM WINDS LOCATED FAR FROM THE LLC
(APPROXIMATELY 135 NM). THIS STRUCTURE IS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF A
SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE. THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS SET AT 35 KT BASED ON
THE AFOREMENTIONED ASCAT PASS.

metoc.navy.mil

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:47:12am

re: #119 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That dipshyte doctor struck off the Irish medical register for Covid-19 misinformation managed to get “Ebola” trending on Twitter (from the crush of people telling him he’s an idiot).

At least he didn’t get chlamydia trending, so win I guess?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:49:44am

re: #1 Dangerman

A prominent white nationalist has been kicked out of the U.S. military three months after a HuffPost investigation revealed he had joined the Air Force and graduated from basic training.

Shawn McCaffrey, 28, is “no longer serving in the U.S. Air Force,” spokesperson Ann Stefanek said in a statement Thursday.

He should have enrolled as a Colorado Springs Cadet, he would have gone unnoticed…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:51:39am

re: #9 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

From Sarah Brand’s own Website:

On the audio, making an uneducated guess, I would say the satire of her vocals falls on all the people who say “I hate autotune.”

It is a really well written song and I would like to hear a version with a competent singer.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:53:54am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That dipshyte doctor struck off the Irish medical register for Covid-19 misinformation managed to get “Ebola” trending on Twitter (from the crush of people telling him he’s an idiot).

At least he didn’t get chlamydia trending, so win I guess?

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Regardless, he seems to have a scorching case of Derpies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:54:44am

re: #16 JOE 🥓

In a white room with white people in the suburbs
mayonnaise spread on white bread served with jello
we moved into a three bedroom quarter-acre
good schools waiting, low crime rate full employment

I’ll live in this place that the black’s can’t afford
Paying the price so my kids don’t fear the police…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:56:58am

re: #30 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A girl I work with did. Never explicitly said but got vaccinated, got a blood clot in her brain a few days later, was dead within hours of her first symptom. 35ish woman.

Ex-GF tells me that a friend of the family in his 50’s or so had a similar reaction in China and that is why she refuses the vaccine.

Which is one of the reasons she is an ex-GF

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:58:23am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is a really well written song and I would like to hear a version with a competent singer.

Well, I could whip out some of my software to autotune her song. /s

She could be pulling a Jean Stapleton except for music.

She could also be a poor singer, I don’t know.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 2:58:53am

I WON THE LOTTO YESTERDAY!

One free ticket, from a free ticket.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:00:08am

Local weather radio says batten down the hatches as we get an unusual pattern of monsoon weather here.

Lows in the mid-fifties, highs tomorrow in the mid-nineties, followed by monsoon rains and thunderstorms with highs in the low-hundreds.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:03:01am

re: #127 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

Regardless, he seems to have a scorching case of Derpies.

If he’s concerned about spreading chlamydia around a restaurant, I think we would have bigger issues than him having an STI.

Aside from the issue that’s not how they spread, if he’s sticking his dick in the salad bar I think I would probably have to throw hands.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:05:11am
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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:08:22am

re: #129 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ex-GF tells me that a friend of the family in his 50’s or so had a similar reaction in China and that is why she refuses the vaccine.

Which is one of the reasons she is an ex-GF

As far as I know that only happened at a 1 in a million rate in the J&J Vaccine only. She could get the damn Moderna or Pfizer one. I’ve literally not heard of anyone dying from either and don’t trust VAERS raw info on the subject because any one can input anything. It’s like trusting a Fox News poll.

I had a migraine after my 2nd shot of the Moderna vaccine, but I also had a severe allergic reaction to a rabbit the same day and I’m damn near 100% sure the migraine was from me rubbing my eyes. So I didn’t report it to VAERS. I didn’t want people thinking they might get migraines because my GFs family insisted on adopting a rabbit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:09:31am

re: #81 teleskiguy

Good read.

The Untold Stories of Wes Studi | GQ

Does not mention his roles in the film adaptations of the Tony Hillerman novels Skinwalkers, and A Thief of Time, both of which lean heavily on Native American culture and society in their plot and structure.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:16:57am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:17:22am

re: #135 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

As far as I know that only happened at a 1 in a million rate in the J&J Vaccine only. She could get the damn Moderna or Pfizer one. I’ve literally not heard of anyone dying from either and don’t trust VAERS raw info on the subject because any one can input anything. It’s like trusting a Fox News poll.

We used to cocoon together throughout the first part of Covid, but she works for the German Federal Reserve and cannot work from home full time, as they always have to have at least two people physically present in the office.

She is tested regularly but has declined the vaccine.

She has gone full-on QAnon in the meantime and I cannot hang out with someone who lives in a parallel reality.

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John Hughes  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:18:46am

re: #135 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

As far as I know that only happened at a 1 in a million rate in the J&J Vaccine only

Same problem with the AZ one, possibly all the adenovirus based vaccines.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:19:37am

re: #137 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We appreciate the continued service of the Nebraska State Troopers who have volunteered to aid in the response to the ongoing border crisis.

Volunteers (Remastered)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:19:46am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jul 24, 2021 • 3:21:00am

I’m going to skeedaddle off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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William Lewis  Jul 24, 2021 • 4:09:53am

So, lightning took out a transformer at a sub station and I’ve had a partial power outage from 2 am till just a moment ago. Of course the office and our laundry area both lost lights. Gotta got back to folding the towels I couldn’t fold in the dark.

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 4:38:21am
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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 4:49:23am
Senior officials now say they expect that people who are 65 and older or who have compromised immune systems will most likely need a third shot from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, two vaccines based on the same technology that have been used to inoculate the vast majority of Americans thus far. That is a sharp shift from just a few weeks ago, when the administration said it thought there was not enough evidence to back boosters yet.”

That’s what happens when you get more evidence

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:01:48am

re: #130 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Well, I could whip out some of my software to autotune her song. /s

She could be pulling a Jean Stapleton except for music.

She could also be a poor singer, I don’t know.

then there’s No One’s Perfect, from Alan Sherman’s My Son The Celebrity (1963)

YouTube

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steve_davis  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:03:40am

Apt and cat have suffered power outages.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:10:43am
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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:15:37am
“I ran against Donald Trump in Virginia and so is Terry. And I whipped Donald Trump in Virginia and so will Terry.”

— President Biden, while campaigning for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:17:43am

Former President Donald Trump is set to head to Phoenix for a Saturday event that is ostensibly about election integrity and the 2022 elections for Republicans,” the Arizona Republic reports.

“Trump will arrive at the Arizona Federal Theater as the state Senate is still picking over the 2020 ballots from Maricopa County in a review that has dragged on for months. It has provided fresh — and false — fuel for second-guessing results that showed President Joe Biden defeated him.”

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:20:27am

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:25:53am

A breakdown of the side effects worry would help.
Are they thinking about the likelihood you feel crappy for a few days?
or loony tunes about being magnetized?

And you’d think if fear of dying was significant, they might have separated it as opposed to burying it side effects. Unless folks aren’t reporting they are really worried about that

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:27:12am
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:34:42am

re: #151 Dangerman

Of the COVID-vaccine skeptics I know, they are almost all women (nine out of ten).

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jeffreyw  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:34:46am

Jump, Motherfucker!

Good morning!

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:37:49am

re: #152 Dangerman

Don’t scoff. When I got my second Pfizer vaccine, I became fully magnetized. Now I’m at the mercy of Hillary and her giant ACME horseshoe magnet that orbits the earth near the Jewish space laser. Every time she presses The Button, I wiggle and jerk like one of those wacky waving inflatable tube guys that you see outside used car dealerships and mattress retailers. It’s a nightmare, I tell ya.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:40:31am

re: #110 Dread Pirate Ron

A jumping spider just ran across my desk right at me, so I flicked it back before it got to the edge of the desk. 5 seconds later it’s running across the desk at twice the speed and jumped into my lap and I can’t find it.

You should have been worried about what it was running from.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:46:59am

re: #122 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Conservatives will lose this culture war public health battle, though they will try to take as many people out in their slow-moving genocide as they can.

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I’m pretty sure that since I’m one of the few people - like one of maybe three - at work that is both vaccinated and wearing a mask, the looks i am getting are about me being an obvious liberal asshole.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 5:57:20am

The last tweet:

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 6:02:40am

I see elementary schools closing:

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 6:13:20am

re: #158 Belafon

I’m pretty sure that since I’m one of the few people - like one of maybe three - at work that is both vaccinated and wearing a mask, the looks i am getting are about me being an obvious liberal asshole.

They can’t see you sneer or stick your tongue out behind the mask

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ericblair  Jul 24, 2021 • 6:33:25am

Good thread on the psychology of a mark and the concept of a “cooler”.

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 24, 2021 • 6:33:45am

Jury Duty

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:05:46am

re: #162 ericblair

To me, this is why, when someone like Cheney does what she’s doing with respect to the insurrection, or Luntz is doing wrt the vaccine, we probably just need to let them do what they are doing on that. That doesn’t mean they can’t be criticized for other stuff, but they need to have the space to talk to other Republicans on those issues.

That article also validates that any variation of “you’re an idiot” will shut down any conversation, and that there are limits to evidence.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:29:39am

re: #162 ericblair

This is David Allan Coe’s son, btw. He’s a bit of an ass-hat at times but this is spot-on.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:48:34am

re: #145 Dangerman

That’s what happens when you get more evidence

My Kaiser team determined back in March that they wanted me to have a 3rd shot because I’m on Humira. Others now just coming to that conclusion for immunocompromised people.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:51:45am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:54:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:55:13am
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darthstar  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:55:52am

Good morning.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 7:56:02am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:10:46am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

It would be nice if the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee ordered the IRS to turn over the last 10 years of Kavanaugh’s tax returns.

Memories of how Republicans forced Abe Fortas off the Supreme Court for financial irregularities…

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:15:06am

Man it looks like ol’ Boris got drug through the broken glass field and then over the burning coals in this speech about the botched BREXIT deal.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:17:37am

re: #173 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Man it looks like ol’ Boris got drug through the broken glass field and then over the burning coals in this speech about the botched BREXIT deal.

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When Scotland breaks away from England and Ireland is united those are the final nails in the coffin of the British Empire.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:22:57am

re: #174 JOE 🥓

And also the nails in Boris Johnson’s career.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:24:03am

re: #155 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Thriving in drought
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darthstar  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:24:55am

re: #173 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Man it looks like ol’ Boris got drug through the broken glass field and then over the burning coals in this speech about the botched BREXIT deal.

Sucks to be Boris.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:30:59am

re: #177 darthstar

Sucks to be Boris.

Just the thought of The Queen trying to tolerate that asshole in their weekly meeting.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:33:07am

re: #175 PhillyPretzel

And also the nails in Boris Johnson’s career.

He’ll be remembered as the man who destroyed the United Kingdom.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:34:29am
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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:35:34am

re: #162 ericblair

Good thread on the psychology of a mark and the concept of a “cooler”.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:35:40am

Today’s words of wisdom!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:40:53am

re: #179 Dr Lizardo

He’ll be remembered as the man who destroyed the United Kingdom.

See also: Nigel Farage

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Jay C  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:41:35am

re: #177 darthstar

Sucks to be Boris.

True: and he is deserving of less than no sympathy whatsoever, because:
A) He’s Boris Johnson
B) He’s a Tory politician

but on a purely political plane, I’m thinking ol’ BoJo is fairly well set.
Not that I’m an expert on UK politics by any means, but it seems to me that Johnson may not be going anywhere for a while, due to a few salient factors:

1. The Conservatives have an unassailable Majority in Parliament; and several years more to sit with a mandate.
2. They have little credible Opposition, and are unlikely to see one in the near-term.
3. Barring some unexpected scandal, the Tories have (AFAICT) little incentive to replace BoJo; and even so, any replacement would likely be an improvement only as “has better hair”.
4. Despite the numerous flaws and looming failures built-in to the Brexit plan, Johnson and the Tories can - and WILL - always blame the problems on Someone Else (i.e. Those Bloody Foreigners, and/or The Disloyal Domestics) - and has a near-bottomless well/sewer of arrogant xenophobic jingoism nationalism to draw on.

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darthstar  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:43:52am

Yeah, we don’t do that crap in The City.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:47:25am

The downside of HDTV

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:48:06am

Pssst. HRH Stanley Sea

Gaviota Seagulls

Ah the feels good story

cbsnews.com

Since CBS News first told the story of captain John Makowsky and his seagull friend Red Eye, life has only gotten better for the bird.

She has since been immortalized in a children’s book and recently started bringing a new beau to the boat. Makowsky named him “Hero” because he’s very protective and adoring — almost as protective and adoring as the captain, now steering that third wheel.

Makowsky and Red Eye first met in 2005, when the bird showed up one day on his boat in the Gulf of Maine. Red Eye had been a faithful companion for 15 years as Makowsky pulled lobster traps.

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darthstar  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:49:13am

re: #184 Jay C

I like the nickname BoJo for him. Among other problems besides Northern Ireland, it appears Brexit raises other issues.

I did respond to the end of this thread.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2021 • 8:55:59am

Well, we have to find people who will work those shitty, low wage restaurant jobs, don’t we??

/

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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:14:06am

Today is my last day at the Kroger-owned job. Tomorrow I have a day off. Monday I start a new job.

I have a coffee date this morning with my ex-manager, who quit about a month before me. I figured that would be a good way to start my last day.

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:14:28am

re: #190 wrenchwench

Today is my last day at the Kroger-owned job. Tomorrow I have a day off. Monday I start a new job.

I have a coffee date this morning with my ex-manager, who quit about a month before me. I figured that would be a good way to start my last day.

Congratulamations! Best of luck at your new job!

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:16:39am

re: #190 wrenchwench

Today is my last day at the Kroger-owned job. Tomorrow I have a day off. Monday I start a new job.

I have a coffee date this morning with my ex-manager, who quit about a month before me. I figured that would be a good way to start my last day.

Best wishes at your new job.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:17:39am

re: #190 wrenchwench

Today is my last day at the Kroger-owned job. Tomorrow I have a day off. Monday I start a new job.

I have a coffee date this morning with my ex-manager, who quit about a month before me. I figured that would be a good way to start my last day.

Congratulations. Lots of folks here in Los Angeles are boycotting Ralphs (Kroger) because they closed 3 stores. They refuse to follow the city ordinance requiring hazardous pay for workers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:20:39am
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wrenchwench  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:21:25am

re: #191 Dopamine Fish

Congratulamations! Best of luck at your new job!

re: #192 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Best wishes at your new job.

Thanks. I do not like the feeling of incompetence that comes with starting a new one, It’s like getting that red shpeechuk line when you type ‘incompetance’. But everyone at my old job says, ‘Oooh, nice!’ when I tell them where I’m going. One guy said he used to cut the hair of the original owner.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:22:53am

re: #189 Eclectic Cyborg

And more importantly get food out of the earth and ready to market. Without migrant farmers and field workers, food will rot in fields and poultry, beef, chicken and fish won’t get processed to make it to restaurants, let alone our own kitchens. Americans are really dumb about this stuff. Really dumb and short sighted.

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Jay C  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:25:21am

re: #188 darthstar

I agree with most of Benjamin Studebaker’s analysis, but I think there is one flaw in the formulation: the UK (or even a rump “England”) isn’t really all that “small” a country. In economic terms, the UK is still the fifth- or sixth-largest in the world. However, as regards the relationships of “blocs” he mentions, I think it’s spot-on: Britain is too big to be considered a “small country”, but as a post-Brexit “independent” player, not big enough to live up to the nationalistic/Imperial fantasy of being the “globe-girdling superpower” of pre-war times. Which I agree with you was always an unsubtle subtext in the whole Brexit debate.

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gwangung  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:27:44am

re: #196 A Mom Anon

And more importantly get food out of the earth and ready to market. Without migrant farmers and field workers, food will rot in fields and poultry, beef, chicken and fish won’t get processed to make it to restaurants, let alone our own kitchens. Americans are really dumb about this stuff. Really dumb and short sighted.

Particularly since we forced a lot of Mexican people to become immigrants (and hence illegal). There used to be a regular program of migrant workers coming to the US specifically for farm labor; they kept their families home because they returned to them for the winter.

We shut that off and basically forced them to bring those families up here so they can work and we can have an agricultural labor force.

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danarchy  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:35:26am

re: #198 gwangung

Particularly since we forced a lot of Mexican people to become immigrants (and hence illegal). There used to be a regular program of migrant workers coming to the US specifically for farm labor; they kept their families home because they returned to them for the winter.

We shut that off and basically forced them to bring those families up here so they can work and we can have an agricultural labor force.

There are hundreds of thousands of temporary/seasonal worker visas granted every year, with a temporary suspension due to covid. The program has not gone anywhere.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:39:44am

Pulpit Pimp finally wakes up…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:40:10am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:43:33am

And here’s our newest heroine!

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:47:39am

re: #199 danarchy

There are hundreds of thousands of temporary/seasonal worker visas granted every year, with a temporary suspension due to covid. The program has not gone anywhere.

Yes, but how that is administered makes a huge difference. I think you are both right here.

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retired cynic  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:50:00am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:52:38am
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gwangung  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:53:32am

re: #199 danarchy

There are hundreds of thousands of temporary/seasonal worker visas granted every year, with a temporary suspension due to covid. The program has not gone anywhere.

There didn’t used to be a program.

And in a lot of ways, these visas are like the immigration limits on Asian immigrants pre 1965.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 9:57:11am

re: #206 gwangung

According to Googling:

The American Farm Bureau Federation estimates that, in total, U.S. agriculture needs 1.5 to 2 million hired workers each year. Farmers are struggling to fill these positions; in 2019, 56% of California farmers reported being unable to find all the workers they needed over the last five years.

fwd.us.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:00:41am

And in today’s episode of the Karen Kronikles…

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:03:27am

The Christian nationalist assault on democracy goes stealth — but the pushback is working

In April 2018, researcher Frederick Clarkson exposed the existence of Project Blitz, a secretive Christian nationalist “bill mill” operating below the radar to shape and enact legislation in dozens of states, using a network of state “prayer caucuses,” many of which had unsuspecting Democratic members. Its plan was to start with innocent-seeming bills, such as requiring public schools to display the national motto, “In God We Trust,” and to culminate with laying the foundations for a “Handmaid’s Tale”-style theocracy, enshrining bigotry in law under the guise of “religious freedom.”

salon.com

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:05:33am

re: #199 danarchy

There are hundreds of thousands of temporary/seasonal worker visas granted every year, with a temporary suspension due to covid. The program has not gone anywhere.

Hundreds of thousands is nowhere near enough; you’re underestimating the scale of US agriculture. We actually need somewhere between 2 and 3 million just to plant and harvest. That doesn’t even count the processing plants.

Not to mention the non-agricultural low-wage domestic jobs and yard work that so many of the undocumented do. Then we get to restaurants and hotels and warehouses.

Construction is really the only industry where substantial numbers of undocumented are competing with citizens for living-wage work.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:06:24am

re: #187 Rightwingconspirator

Awwww.

Not sure if you remember, but I did a page showing the gull my ex-husband saved from fishing line. We called him Stumpy & he came back to visit until he didn’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:09:01am
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:11:54am

re: #208 JOE 🥓

She didn’t think it was a drug deal:

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:12:44am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only thing I can think of is: The Neighborhood Eyesore.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:14:04am
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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:15:52am
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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:17:52am

The stupid has spread to England.

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:18:48am

re: #206 gwangung

There didn’t used to be a program.

And in a lot of ways, these visas are like the immigration limits on Asian immigrants pre 1965.

And in a lot of ways, these visas are like the immigration limits on Asian immigrants pre 1965.

During WWII, we actively recruited Mexicans to come to the US. Universal draft (all able-bodied men 18-34), plus we needed to increase production from peacetime levels, meant we were way short of necessary fieldworkers. And factory workers; again, universal draft and massive production increases meant Rosie the Riveter wasn’t nearly enough to fill the needs. We advertised for, and paid transport for, hundreds of trainloads of Mexicans to please come here we need you we want you.

After demobilization, we needed to build enough houses for all those GI Bill first-time homebuyers; and the new vets were in college, so they weren’t lining up for the jobs.

By the time that began to slow down in the mid-50’s… the Mexicans had been here for ten years or more. A lot of them married, had children, bought homes, started businesses… they were less than eager to go back where they came from.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:18:57am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

OMG. That looks like a house near me. Except there isn’t a Blue Lives Matter flag flying from a fixture next to the front door. They also have a blue porch light. But all the other shit is there.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:19:35am

She gets stupider.

But at least she ain’t blaming the Jews…

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:23:15am

re: #216 Belafon

Didn’t that Judge get recalled in the next election?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:24:21am

re: #220 JOE 🥓

She gets stupider.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:25:05am

re: #221 sagehen

Didn’t that Judge get recalled in the next election?

I think so. But it’s still stupid. I understand the tweeter’s feelings.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:30:38am

re: #220 JOE 🥓

FFS. Why can’t they protest vaccine passport legislation (which likely won’t pass in the Parliament, as Labour has announced they’re against it and there might be enough Tories opposed to it as well to shitcan the whole thing) with a, let’s say, less insane argument?

“We feel that these vaccine passports, while well-intentioned, are a grotesque infringement on civil liberties. Furthermore, we have no guarantees that such documents, whether physical or digital, won’t be exploited nor do we have any guarantees that what’s being proposed as simply a temporary solution won’t evolve into a permanent state of affairs, where people have privileges granted to them on the basis of their health status. We believe that those with opinions differing from the majority point of view will invariably end up being relegated to the status of second-class citizens, which is repugnant and abhorrent and goes against our tradition and is antithetical to our way of life.”

Look….I’m an American, sitting here in Czech Republic, and I just came up with that off the top of my head.

And all without sounding like an escaped mental patient.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:31:02am

re: #221 sagehen

Didn’t that Judge get recalled in the next election?

Yes, he did.

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sagehen  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:34:33am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

Look….I’m an American, sitting here in Czech Republic, and I just came up with that off the top of my head.

And all without sounding like an escaped mental patient.

Plus… the “proof of vaccination” is a piece of paper, easy enough for any 9-year-old to produce thousands of on something as basic as Pagemaker. It’s not like forged driver’s licenses or counterfeit money.

It’s hardly “proof”.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:38:25am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

Look….I’m an American, sitting here in Czech Republic, and I just came up with that off the top of my head.

And all without sounding like an escaped mental patient.

There is yet another new disease spreading unchecked.

It is the Acquired Stupidity Syndrome caused by the A.S.S. virus.

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John Hughes  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:38:43am

re: #135 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

As far as I know that only happened at a 1 in a million rate in the J&J Vaccine only

Same problem with the AZ one, possibly all the adenovirus based vaccines.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:38:48am

Cowardly using propaganda to get your deranged and enraged followers to go after defenseless civilians is 100% textbook terrorism.
Gonna start referring to him as Takhir Al-Karsun, head of the All-Whiteyah Al-Keyboardiyah Brigades. If he’d have been spreading his crap abroad in a foreign language, a U.S. drone would probably have bombed him halfway to the planet’s core by now.

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:40:15am
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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:44:03am

re: #216 Belafon

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Supreme Court justice material

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:45:25am

re: #229 (((Archangel1)))

Gee wouldn’t Eric Swalwell do the whole world a favor if he gave out Fucker Carlson’s phone number?

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:45:40am

re: #219 A Mom Anon

OMG. That looks like a house near me. Except there isn’t a Blue Lives Matter flag flying from a fixture next to the front door. They also have a blue porch light. But all the other shit is there.

Yeah, I’m in a huge rush to buy a car from this guy. /////

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:45:47am

re: #226 sagehen

Plus… the “proof of vaccination” is a piece of paper, easy enough for any 9-year-old to produce thousands of on something as basic as Pagemaker. It’s not like forged driver’s licenses or counterfeit money.

It’s hardly “proof”.

IIRC, the vaccine passport they’re mulling over is one of those QR code-based digital apps in your smartphone. Eventually, I’m sure that some computer whiz will find some way to spoof it (if they haven’t already and have it for sale on the darkweb), but that will require some effort.

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:46:44am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

FFS. Why can’t they protest vaccine passport legislation (which likely won’t pass in the Parliament, as Labour has announced they’re against it and there might be enough Tories opposed to it as well to shitcan the whole thing) with a, let’s say, less insane argument?

“We feel that these vaccine passports, while well-intentioned, are a grotesque infringement on civil liberties. Furthermore, we have no guarantees that such documents, whether physical or digital, won’t be exploited nor do we have any guarantees that what’s being proposed as simply a temporary solution won’t evolve into a permanent state of affairs, where people have privileges granted to them on the basis of their health status. We believe that those with opinions differing from the majority point of view will invariably end up being relegated to the status of second-class citizens, which is repugnant and abhorrent and goes against our tradition and is antithetical to our way of life.”

Look….I’m an American, sitting here in Czech Republic, and I just came up with that off the top of my head.

And all without sounding like an escaped mental patient.

Yo,u don’t have much of a Twitter future

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JOE 🥓  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:46:49am

re: #234 Dr Lizardo

IIRC, the vaccine passport they’re mulling over is one of those QR code-based digital apps in your smartphone. Eventually, I’m sure that some computer whiz will find some way to spoof it (if they haven’t already and have it for sale on the darkweb), but that will require some effort.

Kaiser already issued me one for my iPhone and it’s in the phone wallet.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:49:15am

Well I am about as ready as I can be for my visit from PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works). Since the time slot is from 4pm to 8pm I will wait to open my drapes. I do have the website for the PUC (Public Utility Commission) ready to go if needed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:49:30am

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:50:49am

re: #236 JOE 🥓

Kaiser already issued me one for my iPhone and it’s in the phone wallet.

Yeah, they’re using those here in the EU as well. I have little doubt that in the next month or two, someone will figure out a way around it - all it’ll take is time and diabolical ingenuity.

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:54:29am

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Dangerman  Jul 24, 2021 • 10:55:53am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 24, 2021 • 11:03:35am

Today is Ancient History Day on Youtube, by legitimate historians and scholars, as opposed to the flakey pop-history stuff that dominate Youtube.

Here’s the playlist:

YouTube

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 24, 2021 • 11:07:48am

Just the @POTUS casting some serious

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Belafon  Jul 24, 2021 • 11:09:38am

re: #243 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Just the @POTUS casting some serious

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It really needs the context that he’s talking about Trump.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 24, 2021 • 11:10:56am

Just a reminder for those who wield the Gadsen Flag….

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Michele: Recovering Social Media Addict  Jul 24, 2021 • 11:11:41am

re: #244 Belafon

It really needs the context that he’s talking about Trump.

The audience seemed to know just exactly who and what he was alluding to.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 24, 2021 • 11:12:52am

re: #245 Eric The Fruit Bat

You need another tire track. The snake is not completely dead. /half

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jul 24, 2021 • 12:33:41pm

re: #108 Dave In Austin

Watch the strings……

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Catchy tune! I liked it! What was up with the strings, tho? Was that ukulele actually being played?


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