Lawrence - Don’t Lose Sight (Acoustic)

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This sister-brother act is the real deal. Gracie’s voice is a force of nature.

Cinematographer: Leo Gallagher
Arrangement by: Clyde Lawrence @clydelawrence21
Audio Mixed & Mastered: Jonny Koh @jonny_koh
Video Produced by: Gracie Lawrence @gracie & Clyde Lawrence

Featuring:
Veronica Stewart-Frommer @sf_veronica of @melttheband
Bri Bryant @bri_thelady
Tema Siegel @tema_music of @couch.theband
Dani Murcia @danimurcia of @her.songs
Jon Bryant @_brotherjon
Linus Lawrence @linus.lawrence
Devon Yesberger @yesbergerplease
Jake Pinto @Jake Pinto
Jordan Cohen @saxmachine819

Special Thanks: Tucker Bickell @tuckerbickell

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402 comments
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 4:43:45pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:00:14pm

Mike Dunford, of ‘Oh fuck-a-duck!’ fame, did an interesting thread on the meaning of the UK reverting to Imperial from Metric.

In short, his points are:

1. Regulating and enforcing weight and measure standards has literally been a state function since the Bronze Age.

2. The task is critical to commerce. It ensures that people understand and know what they are buying.

3. There can only be one official system. An honest system requires either 1 Quart(US) and 0.946353 liters, or 1 Quart(Imperial) and 1.13652 liters, or 1 liter and .879877 Quart(Imperial). or 1.05669 Quart(US) and 1 liter.

4. The current UK system regulates metric and permits also labeling with Imperial. To build an Imperial capability would require years to recruit, train and organize the personnel, years to develop, purchase and integrate the equipment and years to educate the population on the Imperial system. Reportedly none of this has been around since the 1970s.

tl;dr - An honest return to Imperial will take the UK years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:02:25pm

heh

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:03:24pm

re: #2 ckkatz

How many petrol pumps do you think they’re going to change out?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:03:57pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:05:45pm

re: #4 Decatur Deb

How many petrol pumps do you think they’re going to change out?

Maybe they’ll go to the Spanish measurement “Miles per Galleon” :)

But yes, you hit the point exactly.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:05:46pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

THEY DID THE RICO!

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:06:05pm

re: #6 ckkatz

Maybe they’ll go to the Spanish measurement “Miles per Galleon” :)

But yes, you hit the point exactly.

*WHACK!*

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:07:41pm

re: #7 Dopamine Fish

I wonder how much of a connection there is to DT.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:09:23pm

this is fun

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:12:18pm

This afternoon, I was listening to a podcast where one of the guests noted that Kellyanne Conway’s political career is long past its expiration date.

My mind immediately traveled to an opened container of milk in the back of a friend’s refrigerator that had apparently been unnoticed for… a ‘while’. (Aka a ‘science experiment’.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:13:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:19:08pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:20:32pm

re: #6 ckkatz

Maybe they’ll go to the Spanish measurement “Miles per Galleon” :)

But yes, you hit the point exactly.

Do the galleons go farther if the hurricane is ahead of them, or behind them? A direct hit appears to sink them dead in their tracks.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:21:44pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Your lack of offering me tuna… disturbs me.”

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:21:47pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lord Vader’s best friend.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:22:58pm

re: #16 PhillyPretzel

Lord Vader’s best friend.

Useful to be able to use the Force to operate the can opener from across the room. Or open the door to let the Feline Sith Overlord enter or leave.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:23:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:29:09pm

Man, that girl can sing.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:30:51pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope and pray that they are ready for the worst, even if they don’t need to be. I really hope they don’t need to do much besides tell people to where they can and can’t be and leave them to their stupidity. While watching them from a short distance.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:32:10pm

I was considering an unheard act of generosity and social beneficence: Actually handing out FULL SIZE Snickers on Halloween night.
It may not be as bad as it sounds, they cost about seventy cents each in bulk and we don’t get many trick-or-treaters here.
Otoh, if word spread, as is all too likely in the social media age, we might be inundated with sweet toothed freeloaders. They could come in vast hordes from as far away as Benbrook and Azle or, Cthuhu forbid, Fort Worth itself. Fortunately the house is a quarter of a mile from the road and we usually set up a trick or treat stand at the gate, complete with plastic pumpkins, lights, and its own cooler. We could move all that surreptitiously to some nearby pulpit pimp’s spread and replace the Snickers with notes and Chick tracts condemning Halloween and trick or treat as godless witchcraft and devil worship. The disappointed mob would take that well, I am sure.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:35:20pm

Long time no see. Hope everyone’s well. Caught the gubernatorial debate between McAuliffe and Youngkin last night. Youngkin has parts of him that remind you of the worst of Trump and Romney but he’s not particularly charismatic and sounds rehearsed and he’s so full of shit. I almost felt like I was watching another round of Biden and Trump because McAuliffe wasn’t having Youngkin’s bullshit.

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A Mom Anon  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:35:28pm

Oh and the young woman singing in the video for this post is freaking amazing. Wow.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:37:36pm

re: #21 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Memories of Halloween as a kid when I would grab the Snickers, Zeros, Milky Ways, Forever Yours and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, put them in the freezer and eat one a day…but Dad would always rip off the frozen Snickers bars. He said those were his!

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:38:14pm

re: #22 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Long time no see. Hope everyone’s well. Caught the gubernatorial debate between McAuliffe and Youngkin last night. Youngkin has parts of him that remind you of the worst of Trump and Romney but he’s not particularly charismatic and sounds rehearsed and he’s so full of shit. I almost felt like I was watching another round of Biden and Trump because McAuliffe wasn’t having Youngkin’s bullshit.

Hi good to see you here! Everything ok?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:40:50pm

re: #25 Rightwingconspirator

Hi good to see you here! Everything ok?

Yeah life is good. Got to see Acadia National Park this summer which was beautiful. Finally got to see a game at Fenway. Been doing a lot of biking too.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:41:19pm

And now I remember ICE CUBES. They were Mom’s favorite. We would buy them in bulk and they went in THE BIG FREEZER!

Mom would unwrap one and put it on top of a Keebler Pecan Sandies cookie…

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:41:44pm

re: #26 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah life is good. Got to see Acadia National Park this summer which was beautiful. Finally got to see a game at Fenway this Summer. Been doing a lot of biking too.

Sounds good. Stay a while.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:42:05pm

re: #27 JOE 🥓

And now I remember ICE CUBES. They were Mom’s favorite. We would buy them in bulk and they went in THE BIG FREEZER!

Mom would unwrap one and put it on top of a Keebler Pecan Sandies cookie…

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Cookies and ice cream. Can’t go wrong there.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:43:27pm

re: #28 Decatur Deb

Sounds good. Stay a while.

I needed to decompress heh. I thought about the last five years and I needed a toke haha.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:43:47pm

re: #29 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Cookies and ice cream. Can’t go wrong there.

I’d sneak into THE BIG FREEZER and grab one of those Ice Cube chocolate candies, pop it in my mouth and no other candy melted in my mouth like that!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:43:58pm

re: #30 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I needed to decompress heh. I thought about the last five years and I needed a toke haha.

That’s understandable.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:44:00pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:44:49pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Do you have a call block feature on your phone?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:45:59pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #7 Dopamine Fish

THEY DID THE RICO!

re: #9 PhillyPretzel

I wonder how much of a connection there is to DT.

I was wondering if they would be seeking lighter sentences in return for providing evidence against Trump

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:46:03pm

re: #34 PhillyPretzel

Do you have a call block feature on your phone?

Yes, and I use it but it doesn’t really help. They just keep coming with different numbers.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:47:16pm

re: #32 Dopamine Fish

That’s understandable.

1/6 really hit close to home. I can literally ride my bike and be on a Metro rail towards the Capitol within 15-20 minutes. I’m never gonna forget that and how Trump bungled Covid. And how so many people wanted to normalize the absurdity and awfulness of it all. Six months vaccinated next Sunday tho.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:47:32pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

Same here too. The ones that leave annoying messages get a call trace and my local phone company Verizon will take care of them.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:47:36pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Spam calls are giving me a lesson on small town names in Texas.
Every day. Tulia blocked. Fort Hancock blocked. Tenaha blocked. Batesville blocked.
And then the next number rolls in.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:48:20pm

California’s vaccination rate is reported as 57% from most sources but the data from the state shows it as 68.8% plus another 8.4% partially vaccinated.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:50:03pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:51:03pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:51:42pm

re: #39 jaunte

Spam calls are giving me a lesson on small town names in Texas.
Every day. Tulia blocked. Fort Hancock blocked. Tenaha blocked. Batesville blocked.
And then the next number rolls in.

I got the 734 in Michigan. There’s a Dundee there. Who knew? It’s so annoying. It’s only gotten worse.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:52:27pm

re: #24 JOE 🥓

Memories of Halloween as a kid when I would grab the Snickers, Zeros, Milky Ways, Forever Yours and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, put them in the freezer and eat one a day…but Dad would always rip off the frozen Snickers bars. He said those were his!

well, they were in his freezer…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:52:37pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Oh for fuck sakes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:55:06pm

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A US official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday.

Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The flights represent a swift and dramatic response to thousands of Haitian migrants who have assembled under or around a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

The U.S has been expelling many Central Americans to Mexico under pandemic-related authority that denies migrants an opportunity to claim asylum. But Mexican authorities will not accept Haitians and other nationalities.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has closed vehicle and pedestrian traffic in both directions on the Del Rio bridge.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:55:30pm

They are starting to get along one tiny step at a time

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:56:01pm

I’m just gonna drop this right here.

Patreon Lick #2 - Amin7 #shorts

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 5:59:48pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:00:51pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:03:08pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Many times a week I get the “the warranty on your car is expiring” spam call. I just keep blocking numbers but the spammers just keep coming.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:03:54pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

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14 phone calls today all about the stupid ass auto warranty expiring on a car I don’t own…

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teleskiguy  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:05:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:07:14pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:10:43pm

I just listened to that video and I can’t believe that voice. All the hair on the back of my head stood up or felt like it. Wow.

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:11:28pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:12:05pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

About 95% of the time, I don’t want to talk on the phone even if it’s someone I know. If it’s important they’ll text me and then I’ll call them back. Otherwise, far off into the distance beyond the horizon is where prospective callers should fuck.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:12:57pm

re: #56 gocart mozart

Between them, the Proud Boys, one of the many weird groups that emerged these past years.

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mmmirele  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:14:12pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:17:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:20:14pm

re: #56 gocart mozart

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The tragedy of inbreeding.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:20:50pm

re: #55 Rightwingconspirator

I just listened to that video and I can’t believe that voice. All the hair on the back of my head stood up or felt like it. Wow.

Had to go back and listen. Shit is gonna change.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:23:16pm
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Belafon  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:24:38pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Abbott was all talking like he’s going to defend Texas and we gotta spend money to build the wall.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:25:21pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

This may be a controversial opinion, but hell is not a real place.

Look at that, you’re halfway Jewish already, without even trying.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:27:13pm

Back when we fielded the Davy Crockett system, an NCO in an armored personnel carrier could have operational control of up to 6 nuclear weapons. Even worse, it might be a Lieutenant.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:27:57pm

re: #66 Decatur Deb

Back when we fielded the Davy Crockett system, an NCO in an armored personnel carrier could have operational control of up to 6 nuclear weapons. Even worse, it might be a Lieutenant.

A Sergeant in motion outranks a Lieutenant who doesn’t know what’s going on.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:28:47pm

We have to collab with England on nuclear subs.

They’re teasing switching back to imperial measurements.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:28:57pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

France is annoyed that they don’t get to build them, and charge Australia twice as much as they pay for their own nuclear subs.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:29:20pm

re: #69 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:30:12pm

re: #68 The Ghost of a Flea

We have to collab with England on nuclear subs.

They’re teasing switching back to imperial measurements.

“It has a lethal range of 60,000 ells.”

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:30:26pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

Only French nukes have the attitude and accent to be acceptable.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:31:36pm

re: #72 Rightwingconspirator

Only French nukes have the attitude and accent to be acceptable.

Panache, it takes panache.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:35:04pm

Is it possible that part of why France is so angry traces back to long-standing French/English animus?

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:36:26pm

re: #73 Decatur Deb

Panache, it takes panache.

Élan

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:36:56pm

re: #74 sagehen

Is it possible that part of why France is so angry traces back to long-standing French/English animus?

One arrow to the Royal Balls, and the shit goes on forever.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:37:51pm

re: #75 Sherlock Hound

Élan

Élan plus nukes is like ammonia and bleach.

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dat_said  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:38:27pm

re: #57 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

About 95% of the time, I don’t want to talk on the phone even if it’s someone I know. If it’s important they’ll text me and then I’ll call them back. Otherwise, far off into the distance beyond the horizon is where prospective callers should fuck.

My teenage daughters have made it very clear that calling is rude and intrusive. Texting is acceptable.

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:39:05pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

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I thought I read that they are nuclear powered but armed with conventional ie non nuclear weapons

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:40:28pm

re: #79 Dangerman

Nuclear cruise missiles are part of the deal. China. North Korea.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:40:45pm

re: #79 Dangerman

I thought I read that they are nuclear powered but armed with conventional ie non nuclear weapons

They’re not boomers, but I wouldn’t vouch for the torpedoes.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:41:09pm

re: #79 Dangerman

I thought I read that they are nuclear powered but armed with conventional ie non nuclear weapons

Not sure. My cousin’s kid is a submariner. Definitely would love to ask him about what that’s like the next time I see him.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:41:10pm

re: #73 Decatur Deb

Force de frappanache.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:41:15pm

re: #80 Rightwingconspirator

Nuclear cruise missiles are part of the deal. China. North Korea.

I wouldn’t blame them. Doesn’t Britain have some Tridents from the US?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:43:02pm

re: #74 sagehen

Is it possible that part of why France is so angry traces back to long-standing French/English animus?

This is political theater. France’s mil-industry is losing tens of billions for building a dozen non-nuclear powered subs for Australia. And, they weren’t involved the process of of deciding for Australia to go nuke-powered. And I’m thinking they may not have been inform very long before the announcement.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:43:51pm

re: #83 jaunte

Force de frappanache.

(“Force de frappe” is “force de something else” these days.)

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:44:30pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

Dissuasion

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:45:17pm

The panache of dissuasion, by Marcel DuChamp

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:45:58pm

re: #88 jaunte

The panache of dissuasion, by Marcel DuChamp

Nuke Descending a Staircase.

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:47:04pm

re: #89 Decatur Deb

Nuke Descending a Staircase.

+1

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:48:54pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:49:10pm

re: #80 Rightwingconspirator

Nuclear cruise missiles are part of the deal. China. North Korea.

Well hang on I may have that wrong. Conventional Tomahawks.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:49:57pm

re: #79 Dangerman

I thought I read that they are nuclear powered but armed with conventional ie non nuclear weapons

re: #80 Rightwingconspirator

Nuclear cruise missiles are part of the deal. China. North Korea.

re: #81 Decatur Deb

They’re not boomers, but I wouldn’t vouch for the torpedoes.

re: #84 Dopamine Fish

I wouldn’t blame them. Doesn’t Britain have some Tridents from the US?

There will be no nuclear weapons. Australia is a signatory of the non-proliferation pact.

The UK owns part of the “combined” Trident “missile” pool used by both the US & UK. UK missiles use UK designed/built warheads. When UK “missile” is due for maintenance the warheads are removed and it returned to the joint stockpile. A different pool missile is issued to the UK, mated with their weapons, and put into service

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:50:07pm

re: #89 Decatur Deb

Nuke Descending a Staircase.

Well played.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:51:21pm

re: #92 Rightwingconspirator

Well hang on I may have that wrong. Conventional Tomahawks.

I was gonna say, Australia is a close ally, but I wouldn’t think they’re that close. Britain’s the only one we even tried to collaborate with on nuclear research, then we locked everything down pretty early on. A nuclear-powered sub is big enough on its own, we don’t go around handing Admiral Rickover’s toys to just anybody.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:52:30pm

re: #30 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I needed to decompress heh. I thought about the last five years and I needed a toke haha.

Hope you hang around. We missed you here.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:53:30pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:53:55pm

re: #22 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Long time no see. Hope everyone’s well. Caught the gubernatorial debate between McAuliffe and Youngkin last night. Youngkin has parts of him that remind you of the worst of Trump and Romney but he’s not particularly charismatic and sounds rehearsed and he’s so full of shit. I almost felt like I was watching another round of Biden and Trump because McAuliffe wasn’t having Youngkin’s bullshit.

Well, gosh… It’s great to see you!!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:54:43pm

re: #92 Rightwingconspirator

Well hang on I may have that wrong. Conventional Tomahawks.

The Australians are transitioning to ship launched TLAMs, upgrading their surface capabilities. There has been no information released on the future submarines weapons capabilities, or even what type of attack sub it will be. Only thing definite released is that it is to be nuke-powered, and that Australia will not acquire nuke weapons.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:56:13pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The articles I read implied being based on the US Virginia-class, which would fit with the mission profile of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:56:54pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:57:37pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:57:41pm

re: #96 Hecuba’s daughter

Hope you hang around. We missed you here.

Thank you. Won’t be on daily but will try to post more. Honestly I just have felt so exhausted by all the absurdity. It’s gotten better because what comes out of the WH makes sense but jeezus I can’t unsee Trump behind that glass telling those assholes “fight like hell or you won’t have a country anymore.”

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 17, 2021 • 6:59:16pm

re: #88 jaunte

The panache of dissuasion, by Marcel DuChamp

“The moral is to the physical, as three to one”—Napoleon

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:02:19pm

re: #98 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Well, gosh… It’s great to see you!!!

Thanks. Good to be here.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:02:52pm

re: #104 Sherlock Hound

“The moral is to the physical, as three to one”—Napoleon

Don’t really grasp that, but it sounds like something Trump would say if he were literate.

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teleskiguy  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:03:14pm

*you’re

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:04:37pm

re: #106 Decatur Deb

Don’t really grasp that, but it sounds like something Trump would say if he were literate.

Something like, élan makes troops better. (I live by the quote, being on an advisory board, another story.)

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:05:11pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

Actually one of the rare times I agree with the libertarians. Housing is, or should be, a human right. With that said, I do not think that any one specific landlord should be required to allow any- and everyone into their housing development, only that there should be a living accommodation for anyone. I am perfectly fine with shepherding the unvaccinated into covered sheep pens and leaving them to fend for themselves.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:05:56pm

re: #108 Sherlock Hound

Something like, élan makes troops better. (I live by the quote, being on an advisory board, another story.)

Ah. I read it as “There is no relation between the moral and the real”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:08:07pm

re: #100 Dopamine Fish

The articles I read implied being based on the US Virginia-class, which would fit with the mission profile of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The British Astute-class SSN is capable of firing Tomahawks through it’s torpedo tubes.
One of the problems facing Australia is manning these new boats. A Virginia requires twice the crew of the RAN’s current Collins-class. The Astute requires about one and a half times the crew. Australia already has problems meeting personnel numbers.
The original plan was to acquire 12 conventional Attack-class boats with roughly the same crewing as the current Collins. Which was already going to be a challenge to man.
Thoughts from a number of mil-industry folks from down under that I interact with are getting the sense that it will be Astute boats, eight in total, that way matching to original Collins replacement plan personnel numbers.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:08:33pm

re: #109 Dopamine Fish

Actually one of the rare times I agree with the libertarians. Housing is, or should be, a human right. With that said, I do not think that any one specific landlord should be required to allow any- and everyone into their housing development, only that there should be a living accommodation for anyone. I am perfectly fine with shepherding the unvaccinated into covered sheep pens and leaving them to fend for themselves.

And only allowing them to get groceries and medicine at Tractor Supply Co.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:09:58pm

I hope we aren’t going back to Freedom fries.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:11:31pm

re: #113 jaunte

I hope we aren’t going back to Freedom fries.

No, but they’ll probably blockade the Paris McDonalds.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:12:02pm

re: #111 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

That tracks pretty well, and would fit with the overall plan of something that can be produced locally (Astute-class plans are probably already in metric, which, don’t underestimate that factor) and can be matched relatively evenly to the personnel requirements while providing the desired firepower, and can be mated to the desired weapons configuration, already being known to fire Tomahawk missiles which the Australians are in favor of. And it would have the added benefit of not opening up the Virginia-class designs and specs to someone else, even an ally, which the US has been very secretive about its most favored weapons of warfare.

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dat_said  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:17:13pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

Libertarians should be in support of the landlord’s free market move.

Right? /s

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:17:33pm

The greatest Canadian baseball player.

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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:25:04pm

It’s extremely easy to setup a robocaller and spoof the caller ID.

The telecom industry gave up blocking numbers for a couple of reasons. First, the blocking tables quickly grew huge and second because the robocallers will spoof real phone numbers and so the legitimate owners of the numbers were getting blocked.

The industry had to implement SHAKEN by this last June. It’s supposed to have the telecom companies validate the caller ID before completing calls to other networks.

google.com

There are a few carriers who allow spam calls into the network. I haven’t checked, but I’m willing to bet they haven’t implemented SHAKEN.

In any case, the robocallers change the spoofed number constantly, so blocking is pointless.

If it’s for me they leave a message and I get back.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:26:50pm

re: #115 Dopamine Fish

That tracks pretty well, and would fit with the overall plan of something that can be produced locally (Astute-class plans are probably already in metric, which, don’t underestimate that factor) and can be matched relatively evenly to the personnel requirements while providing the desired firepower, and can be mated to the desired weapons configuration, already being known to fire Tomahawk missiles which the Australians are in favor of. And it would have the added benefit of not opening up the Virginia-class designs and specs to someone else, even an ally, which the US has been very secretive about its most favored weapons of warfare.

Also, the Brit’s last two Astute boats are already in production, meaning that the first RAN boats can be started soon, as facilities in Australia are modified. And AUS teams can go to the UK and learn the required skills before beginning builds back home. It’s been mentioned in a number of places that the initial boats will more than likely be built outside Australia. The US Virginia line is hot, and staying that way for years to come. Might be hard to increase capability for just two boats. The US already has to build up capability to build the new Columbia boomers, while the Brits have already begun construction on the first two Dreadnaught boomers

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:33:07pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

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*you’re

New tenants he might have a case; existing tenants I don’t see how. A lease is a lease, you can’t just add new terms at your convenience.

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:33:19pm

re: #109 Dopamine Fish

Actually one of the rare times I agree with the libertarians. Housing is, or should be, a human right. With that said, I do not think that any one specific landlord should be required to allow any- and everyone into their housing development, only that there should be a living accommodation for anyone. I am perfectly fine with shepherding the unvaccinated into covered sheep pens and leaving them to fend for themselves.

When it comes to leveraging the unbalanced power dynamics of the landlord-tenant relationship for such a coercive attempt at persuasion, this crosses a line for me that I cannot cross as a liberal democrat, as a former longtime renter, as a homeowner who paid off his mortgage a quarter century early, and as a human being who tries to have empathy for others, even self-destructive idiots who are wrong about everything and hate my guts.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:34:46pm

OK. Per Freepers, Trump can be held to task for failing to do more to prevent our left-wing overthrow of the rightful government. Getting close to bedtime.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:35:54pm

re: #122 Decatur Deb

He’s going to be deeply troubled. Possibly chastened.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:36:24pm

re: #120 sagehen

New tenants he might have a case; existing tenants I don’t see how. A lease is a lease, you can’t just add new terms at your convenience.

In the version I read, current leases will be honored, but not renewed w/o vax.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:39:31pm

re: #123 jaunte

He’s going to be deeply troubled. Possibly chastened.

Calls for zotting are in the air.

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Citizen K  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:46:49pm

The motherfucker is gonna skate, isn’t he?

Proud Boy privilege lives on, I suppose.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:50:56pm

re: #126 Citizen K

What in the actual fuck?

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:54:42pm

Wapo

Trump’s willingness to not only sweep the Jan. 6 riot under the rug, but to embrace its perpetrators as political martyrs, has been met with silence by GOP congressional leaders, despite their stated desire to move on from the past and focus the party on opposing President Biden’s governing agenda.”

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Citizen K  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:56:31pm

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

What in the actual fuck?

Judge seems to be grasping for every single fig leaf he can to deny any possibility of ‘premeditation’. It’s sounding in the tank for Rittenhouse.

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 7:57:14pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:00:35pm

EARTHQUAKE!

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:00:59pm

Hello tiny shaker. Lil sumthin there.

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nines09  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:02:53pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:03:33pm

Carson, 4.4
9 miles deep

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:05:15pm

re: #131 JOE 🥓

EARTHQUAKE!

Might not need the all caps lol. Just a wiggle

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:06:18pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:06:28pm

re: #135 Rightwingconspirator

Might not need the all caps lol. Just a wiggle

Sharper here. Did about 10 seconds of rock N roll

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:18:40pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:21:12pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:22:20pm

Oh crap.

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:23:11pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:24:05pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:31:05pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:31:35pm

re: #111 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Some further info on the direction of the SSN acquisition of a SSN from the Australian DoD web site Nuclear-Powered Submarine Task Force, the header image is literally an Astute-class SSN.

I’m not sayin’ it’s aliens…but it’s aliens

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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:31:52pm

So true…

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:32:45pm

re: #139 gocart mozart

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:33:45pm

re: #139 gocart mozart

That was my father’s first car in the US.. Sometimes the car couldn’t make it back over San Marcos Pass from Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez. At a certain time each night if my father wasn’t home my grandfather would go over the mountain and pick up my dad, the next morning grandpa took dad back to his car.

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gocart mozart  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:55:29pm
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retired cynic  Sep 17, 2021 • 8:58:36pm

re: #149 gocart mozart

He did say “great”, didn’t he?

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retired cynic  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:05:24pm

re: #150 retired cynic

Should I have added ///?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:24:33pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:25:38pm
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A Mom Anon  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:30:04pm

Oh Lordy. I’ve been seeing an ad on tv for an app called Smartnews that has the “news, from both sides.” No. Just No.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:49:39pm

How Tucker Carlson Lost It

A year after his CPAC speech, Carlson would take a stab at creating the type of hard news-focused outlet he described. When he launched The Daily Caller in 2010, he vowed that it would “primarily be a news site” with a straightforward approach to the news: “Find out what’s happening and tell you about it. We plan to be accurate, both in the facts we assert and in the conclusions we imply.”

There wasn’t an audience. Within a few months, it was publishing fake news and outrage-driven commentary. The transformation of The Daily Caller is the Rosetta Stone moment of Carlson’s career, a period during which he learned his lesson. He never sought respectability again.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:50:57pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2021 • 9:55:17pm
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:03:34pm

For those following the Evergrande crisis, here’s a bit of new news….

barrons.com

For me, at least, a key point in that article is:

The editor of the country’s flagship state-owned newspaper said Evergrande should not expect a government bailout on the assumption that it’s “too big to fail,” Reuters reported—marking the first state-backed commentary casting doubt on a rescue.

Guess we’ll see. Meanwhile, the People’s Bank of China pumped $14 billion USD into the markets to avoid a liquidity crisis: aljazeera.com

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:05:21pm

To add to my previous post about the ongoing Evergrande crisis:

Investors in China Evergrande Group’s bonds are struggling to find a hedge to cushion their losses as the troubled real estate giant nears what could be one of China’s biggest debt restructurings.

Banks’ trading desks are reluctant to offer hedging tools after some of them suffered losses earlier in the year, and due to the sparse trading of Evergrande’s CDS, according to people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

Owners of Evergrande’s $19 billion in dollar bonds are currently watching their investment shrivel as they wait to find out if Beijing will step in to halt its downward spiral. For money managers used to relying on the $10 trillion swaps market to hedge downside risks, it’s an extraordinary situation.

“Absolutely no bank is willing to provide a hedge, at least not in size,” Jochen Felsenheimer, a managing director at XAIA Investment in Munich who trades CDS and bonds, said in a phone interview. Both speculators and bondholders are failing to find counterparties to hedge their liabilities, he added.

bloomberg.com

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teleskiguy  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:09:04pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:14:24pm

re: #143 gocart mozart

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What a scraggly looking mob. Don’t they know that a white man, King Gillette, invented the safety razor? Why are so many of them ignoring this part of their heritage?

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:15:23pm

re: #160 teleskiguy

*snork*

Favorite comments:

“you’ve never been to Korb Torson’s??”
“moved out to spicy town a decade ago and I STILL say Gwep’s when I mean Korb Torson’s!”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:18:26pm

check the dates.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:19:01pm

Korb Torson, I have never heard of that in California.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:24:10pm

re: #113 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A bit late, but thank you for posting this album (Japanese songs from the 70’s and 80’s). I just got around to listening to it and am really enjoying it.

I’ve never lived in Japan. But I lived in the States, Middle East and Latin America during that period and the style was world wide. It really brings me back.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:25:22pm

I realize this was just posted, but it’s making me laugh so much I want to archive it for later consumption.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:25:27pm

re: #165 ckkatz

It’s a progression of songs from 1970 through the late 80’s. The sounds did change in J-Pop.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:27:42pm

re: #164 Dread Pirate Ron

I think that the point is that it doesn’t exist. But the map makes it look plausible. And some of the logos are stolen from real chains.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:32:26pm

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:34:01pm

re: #167 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s a progression of songs from 1970 through the late 80’s. The sounds did change in J-Pop.

I do not have any J-Pop songs in my library, but I have a bunch of ballroom, Latin American and Israeli songs. And I remember a bit from the American scene.

It is kind of amusing to hear one of the songs and say, okay I remember a similar Spanish Rumba song from Edie Gorme and Steve Lawrence.

One song that I intend to do a bit of further research on is Kaze’s “22-year-old farewell”.

Thanks again for posting it!

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:34:08pm

re: #163 Dread Pirate Ron

The first one has a ten digit identifier, and second has 18 digits.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:40:52pm

re: #156 Dread Pirate Ron

Ha! The account has 4 tweets, 3 on May 8, 2009 and one on May 8, 2014. Definitely playing the long game. :)

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 10:58:19pm

re: #162 ckkatz

By the way, I was curious why Kroger, which actually exists, shows up on that map. So I had to look it up. Apparently there are no Kroger stores in the DC area.

Apparently, the Harris-Teeter chain, which has a lot of stores around me in the DC Region, merged with Kroger. The nearest ‘Kroger’ stores that Google Maps shows are in the Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:07:22pm

re: #170 ckkatz

Unfortunately many Japanese recording (and broadcasting) companies are very vigorous in removing music from Youtube. And unlike many American companies’ catalogs, Youtube does not have rights to play these deleted songs, so many of my favorite Japanese artists of the past, like The Peanuts, get scrubbed from Youtube.

But a few get through:

ザ・ピーナッツ 恋のフーガ

..

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darthstar  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:24:23pm

Home again….and as you can see, everyone is overjoyed.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:30:08pm

re: #173 ckkatz

If you enjoy what I’ll label as the Americanized “Rumba” sound (in contrast to the more Afro-Cuban original), here is a rare high fidelity recording of The Peanuts on Youtube. For some reason King Records licensed this one to Youtube:

ウナ・セラ・ディ東京  ザ・ピーナッツ


..

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:34:28pm

re: #175 darthstar

Home again….and as you can see, everyone is overjoyed.

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The humans and canines look pretty happy. The feline, not so much.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:40:26pm

re: #177 sagehen

The humans and canines look pretty happy. The feline, not so much.

Yes, that feline looks… unimpressed.

Welcome back darthstar! I enjoyed the Hawaiian vacation updates.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:44:33pm

re: #176 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

If you enjoy what I’ll label as the Americanized “Rumba” sound (in contrast to the more Afro-Cuban original), here is a rare high fidelity recording of The Peanuts on Youtube. For some reason King Records licensed this one to Youtube:

Thanks! I’m listening to the second now and just went through the first. Interesting duo!

I was looking at Kaze’s “22-year-old farewell” and it’s companion piece “Nagori Yuki”.

I have not yet found the lyrics but supposedly they are male and female views of the same relationship/event.

And apparently they were used as the theme music for a 2002 Japanese movie “The Last Snow” about a man going back to his hometown after 28 years, to help his old friend after the friend’s wife is badly injured in a traffic accident

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Targetpractice  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:47:50pm

re: #177 sagehen

The humans and canines look pretty happy. The feline, not so much.

Dogs: “Our friends are home! They’re back! Happy day!”

Cat: “Oh good, you’ve returned. My food bowl is a little bit empty.”

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2021 • 11:47:54pm

G’nite all!

Time to head to bed.

Dad joke of the day:

I was living on a house boat and fell in love with the girl next door.
But sadly, we drifted apart.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 18, 2021 • 12:07:17am

Today I rode my ebike on a loop consisting of a few paths that makes a nice casual 25 mile route that takes two hours which pointed to something interesting my average speed, no matter the ride I’ve gone on, I’ve always averaged around 12.5 miles over the ride according to the trip meter at the end of the battery’s charge. Even by the odometer total time and total mileage. In 92 hours 38 minutes I have covered 1153 miles., an average of 12.45 miles an hour. I think that includes the waits at traffic lights or trail crossings. I try to stay at a nice, safe for others, 14 MPH on the trails but on long straight shots with nobody around I’ll cruise at 18-2320* MPH. On roadways with the randomly disappearing bike lanes I travel around 23-2620* MPH.The slowest I can go is about 3.6 MPH, I get wobbly below that, but I can loiter behind pedestrians for a bit before the chance to pass.

* - Legal Class 2 ebike, other speeds just a typo.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 18, 2021 • 12:10:02am

re: #175 darthstar

Home again….and as you can see, everyone is overjoyed.

Scrolling down and I chuckled out loud

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 18, 2021 • 12:15:40am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 18, 2021 • 12:24:47am

That Jeep ebike is really nice. If some stock I own ever goes crazy big I’ll get one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 1:49:00am

re: #83 jaunte

Force de frappanache.

Is that what they call a double-caffiene whipped espresso at French Mâle de Etoille (Starbucks)?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 1:56:31am

re: #139 gocart mozart

I came from a wonderful era in entertainment. In my youth, we had Crosby, stills and Nash.

You forgot this member

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:08:47am

re: #63 Charles Johnson

What people seem to be missing is that it’s not just about the submarines — this whole AUKAUS thing being created behind France’s back is also pretty damned annoying.

France has over half a million citizens living in the Pacific (Polynesia + New Caledonia). Creating this pact without even talking to France was unbelievably stupid.

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:10:54am

re: #73 Decatur Deb

Panache, it takes panache.

Panaché is the French word for shandy.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:13:25am

re: #179 ckkatz

I was looking at Kaze’s “22-year-old farewell” and it’s companion piece “Nagori Yuki”.

I have not yet found the lyrics but supposedly they are male and female views of the same relationship/event.

And apparently they were used as the theme music for a 2002 Japanese movie “The Last Snow” about a man going back to his hometown after 28 years, to help his old friend after the friend’s wife is badly injured in a traffic accident

なごり雪 (Nagori Yuki) has many covers, e.g.:

なごり雪 伊勢正三・イルカ・南こうせつ Best collection 団塊世代の青春歌

It’s largest selling cover was in the mid 1970’s IIRC.

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:13:33am

re: #86 Decatur Deb

(“Force de frappe” is “force de something else” these days.)

Force de dissuasion since 1961.

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Nojay UK  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:34:48am

re: #188 John Hughes

What people seem to be missing is that it’s not just about the submarines — this whole AUKAUS thing being created behind France’s back is also pretty damned annoying.

That’s it in a nutshell.

Technically speaking the current USN Virginia-class subs are overkill for what Australia needs which is fast very-long-range blue-water patrol subs to cover a few million square kilometres of the southern Pacific Ocean. The Block V Virginias are city-ablators, very big submersible cruise-missile carriers meant for shore bombardment with a secondary role as patrol boats. Australia’s not in that business.

The Australians want to build the hulls at home and just rebuilding or constructing a shipyard that can assemble a 10,000 tonne Block V Virginia would cost a shitload. They could build smaller older versions of the Virginia class, Block II or Block III say without the missile magazine aft of the sail but that’s like buying a “monkey model” tank from the Soviets.

The 7,000 tonne Astutes are pretty big compared to Australia’s ageing Collins-class subs which they’d be replacing but the facilities to produce the hulls would cost a lot less. Technically speaking the Astutes are considered to be better patrol boats than the Virginias. It might be the final result is a bodge, maybe an Astute hull with American sparkly bits for propulsion but a sub is designed and built around its propulsion system so the technical workarounds would be messy. Besides being able to put a discreet Rolls-Royce badge on the front sonar dome adds a certain amount of cachet to your daily ride, don’t you think?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:48:07am

Taken as I am with the Fagradalsfjall volcano, because it’s one of the more photogenic geologic events at the moment - it seems to really want to be imaged - the real boon is to the drone-aficionados.

New video today by a guy who makes general purpose videos, but he does a very good job at setting the table, so to speak. This was shot a few days ago shortly after fresh lava started to come down in Natthagi valley. Much more lava has come down the past couple of days after he recorded this.

Still, some of his opening shots really show well how full Geldingadalir valley (that is the highest of the valleys) is with lava. It’s a couple of kilometers from the cliff back to the volcano:

Eruption End?? Iceland Volcano September Drone Air2s


..

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:49:16am

France is pissed about another nation fucking them over a defense contract? Hold on, let me give the Israelis a ring and ask their opinion on the French and weapons sales.

/////

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:50:37am

re: #193 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Oh, I don’t believe the math professor near the end.

Modeling magma flow as a soliton is all fine and good if one is doing a mathematics degree, but I don’t believe the geology supports that this magma is traveling as such.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:52:40am

re: #189 John Hughes

Panaché is the French word for shandy.

Panaché du mer is a sea shandy?

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2021 • 2:57:45am
It might be the final result is a bodge, maybe an Astute hull with American sparkly bits for propulsion but a sub is designed and built around its propulsion system so the technical workarounds would be messy.

given the history so far that sounds possible.

The Australians seem to have a genius for fucking up submarine procurement.

Everyone is accusing the French for the cost overruns and delays, but look at the history of this project — the Australians refused to buy off the shelf, changed suppliers multiple times, insisted from the start that they didn’t want nuclear propulsion, only signed the contract in 2016 for a boat they know doesn’t exist yet, kept changing the specs and then cancelled the contract in 2021, just a month after high level meetings where they claimed all the problems were sorted.

Frankly I wish the Brits luck with this, but I expect the Australians to keep on fucking it up .

Anyone care to bet when the new subs enter service? I’ve seen reports of 2040…

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2021 • 3:00:21am

re: #196 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Panaché du mer is a sea shandy?

Really panaché just means mixture. But in a bar it’s a shandy.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 18, 2021 • 3:13:51am

re: #33 Charles Johnson

RoboKiller is a pretty good app for call blocking.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 3:58:40am

re: #198 John Hughes

Really panaché just means mixture. But in a bar it’s a shandy.

Unless you start singing

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2021 • 4:04:03am

re: #54 Charles Johnson

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you realize you just described Hell, Michigan to an “l”, right? :-)

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2021 • 4:10:04am

re: #71 Decatur Deb

“It has a lethal range of 60,000 ells.”

I’m going to come out first here and admit that I didn’t realize 20,000 leagues under the sea was not the submarine’s depth until sometime in my mid-40’s. I didn’t honestly think the sub was 20,000 leagues under the sea, I just thought it was a stupid name for a book. Then one day I picked up the book and the title suddenly made sense to me. “Oh, Verne meant horizontally, not vertically!”

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2021 • 4:18:59am

re: #126 Citizen K

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The motherfucker is gonna skate, isn’t he?

Proud Boy privilege lives on, I suppose.

they’ll object to the ruling so they have an appeal in their back pocket in case the trial goes pear-shaped.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 18, 2021 • 4:24:36am

re: #160 teleskiguy

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2021 • 4:39:14am

This little factoid is one I was unaware of regarding the Evergrande fiasco….

In June, the company admitted it missed payment on a loan. The next month, a Chinese court froze a $20 million bank deposit at the request of one its lenders. At least one creditor, a paint supplier, is reportedly being paid in apartments that won’t be ready until 2024.

According to data compiled by Bloomberg, on the 19th of July, presales at two projects in Hunan were halted. Three days later, Hong Kong banks stopped offering mortgages on any incomplete projects by the company in the city. On August 9, two more projects in Kunming stopped construction due to missed payments, followed by similar halts at projects in Nanjing and Chengdu. Things have snowballed ever since. The company’s stock price has cratered by 90 per cent in the past year, and most of their bonds are in junk status.

It’s noted that it’s unlikely that Beijing would just let it go belly-up, because of the obvious risk of social instability, so other possibilities mentioned are a break-up of the company and an orderly wind-down. An outright bailout is also considered unlikely.

cbc.ca

In any event, it’s quite the mess.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 5:32:08am

re: #198 John Hughes

Really panaché just means mixture. But in a bar it’s a shandy.

Awake again.

In the context of the French reaction to the Aussie screwing, I was going for Cyrano.
litcharts.com

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 5:47:33am

An anti-vaxxer rant posted on Facebook, which I’ve hidden so you don’t have to read this much stupid unless you really want to.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 5:50:01am

Checking in for two things:

a) Mr. Johnson: Wow, she is quite the singer. Thank you for that clip.
2) I’m getting ready for bed.

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jeffreyw  Sep 18, 2021 • 5:51:06am

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 5:57:58am

re: #207 No Malarkey!

The vast majority of people who are healthy will survive the virus if they get it. The governments at the state and local level were incentivised, financially, to claim a person died from C19.

Gaa, I hate those.

a) So, you’re fine with people dying of a largely preventable disease, we’re just discussing how many you want to kill in your genocide. We’re about to pass Civil War numbers, that’s not enough for you?

b) If state governments are “incentivised,” why is my state hiding those numbers like T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, or Cellular One coverage maps here? Why are so many red states revising numbers downward?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:02:19am

re: #207 No Malarkey!

An anti-vaxxer rant posted on Facebook, which I’ve hidden so you don’t have to read this much stupid unless you really want to.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:05:20am

The Tumbleweed Tropical Update.

Tropical Storm Odette formed yesterday and is likely to be blown apart today, as well as moving out of the Gulf Stream into colder waters. It is however expected to intensify and may become a threat to Newfoundland.

…ODETTE FORECAST TO BRING STRONG WINDS TO NEWFOUNDLAND AS A
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE…

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————————————
LOCATION…38.0N 69.3W
ABOUT 225 MI…360 KM S OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
ABOUT 545 MI…875 KM SW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1008 MB…29.77 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————————
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Please refer to products issued by Environment Canada for Odette’s
potential impacts to Newfoundland as a post-tropical cyclone.

Meanwhile, in the Five Day Graphical Tropical Weather Outllook:

Wave 1 is expected to become a tropical cyclone within two days; the National Hurricane Center assigns a 90% probability. The northern Leeward Islands are still threatened, but it is still too early to tell whether that threat extends to The Bahamas and Florida.

Wave 2 is still expected to travel north, west of the Cabo Verde Islands and enter cooler waters. It has a moderate chance of development over five days.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:08:59am

re: #207 No Malarkey!

99.7% is the probability based on the entire population, not the probability if you are infected.

I do wonder where we would be with deaths if no one was vaccinated.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:11:49am

You know what keeps violence under check: when people don’t think tje government is on their side:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:13:09am

[deleted by me, duplicate]

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:16:33am
Few presidents have taken more public pleasure in seeing one of their party’s own leave office than Donald Trump in his reaction to Rep. Anthony Gonzalez’s announcement that he would not seek reelection,” Politico reports.

Gloated Trump: “1 down, 9 to go!”

President of the united states

Man’s a pig

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:16:46am
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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:16:52am

re: #213 Belafon

99.7% is the probability based on the entire population, not the probability if you are infected.

I do wonder where we would be with deaths if no one was vaccinated.

280,000 lives saved in the US alone, according to this research. cnn.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:18:07am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(1:37)

She intends on introducing a bill in the South Dakota legislature to directly challenge separation of Church and State.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:19:53am

re: #215 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

(1:37)

She intends on introducing a bill in the South Dakota legislature to directly challenge separation of Church and State.

So she will now support a social welfare state that feeds the hungry, provides universal healthcare, welcomes immigrants and treats prisoners humanely? Great news!

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:20:21am

re: #216 Dangerman
Rando:
What the heck is wrong with our Washington Press Corps?

“Few presidents have taken more public pleasure in seeing one of their party’s own leave office…”

“Few?” Name just one if you can. You can’t. What’s become of the Republican Party is entirely without precedent. When our media normalize them, they enable them.

“The Ohio Republican’s departure was, of course, a victory for Trump…”

Really? That’s the measure they’re sticking with?
Buckle up, it’s going to be bumpy

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:21:38am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:23:08am

re: #220 No Malarkey!

So she will now support a social welfare state that feeds the hungry, provides universal healthcare, welcomes immigrants and treats prisoners humanely? Great news!

I think it’s more along the lines of kill heretics, stone unruly children, command slaves to obey their masters even the cruel ones, and commit genocides of other Christians they don’t like as well as other religious and ethnic groups.

But heretics first. I was prepared to flee if Pat Roberston was elected in 1984, as he was calling for the “unrighteous” to be rounded up and emigrant visas to be denied.

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:23:26am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The vast majority of people who are healthy will survive the virus if they get it. The governments at the state and local level were incentivised, financially, to claim a person died from C19

Survive does not address unchanged / back to “normal”
Long haulers
Heart damage
Lung damage
Etc

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:25:05am

re: #218 No Malarkey!

280,000 lives saved in the US alone, according to this research. cnn.com

We’d be sitting at over 900k officially dead, probably closer to 1.1 million excess deaths. And imagine what the Southern states would look like.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:26:22am

re: #224 Dangerman

Survive does not address unchanged / back to “normal”
Long haulers
Heart damage
Lung damage
Etc

Yea, this guy isn’t a deep thinker. He just regurgitated the crap he’s read that allows him to pretend he doesn’t have to be inconvenienced in anyway, because there is no pandemic.

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:27:21am

re: #213 Belafon

99.7% is the probability based on the entire population, not the probability if you are infected.

I do wonder where we would be with deaths if no one was vaccinated.

Healthcare would likely have collapsed in a lot of places regionally
So there would be direct and indirect deaths…

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:28:38am

re: #225 Belafon

We’d be sitting at over 900k officially dead, probably closer to 1.1 million excess deaths. And imagine what the Southern states would look like.

Over 1 million additional hospitalizations. It’s hard to imagine how the healthcare system wouldn’t completely break down under that kind of strain, especially since with the Delta virus being so contagious, huge numbers of doctors and nurses would’ve sickened and died as well. Without the vaccines, it would’ve been apocalyptic.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:29:02am

re: #225 Belafon

We’d be sitting at over 900k officially dead, probably closer to 1.1 million excess deaths. And imagine what the Southern states would look like.

In my tiny village, I made a point of getting the Moderna vaccine as soon as it was available to me back in January, then telling everyone in town about it.

That was before the derp about vaccines really started cranking up, and while we still had a vaccine and testing centre in my county. Several people told me my experience (and that of my wife later in May) convinced them to get the vaccine themselves. Having a pair of parents die here early on leaving their three children as orphans drove the point home.

Now with all the lies about vaccines, I doubt if I did the same thing it would work.

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:32:30am

re: #221 Dangerman

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:34:18am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In my tiny village, I made a point of getting the Moderna vaccine as soon as it was available to me back in January, then telling everyone in town about it.

That was before the derp about vaccines really started cranking up, and while we still had a vaccine and testing centre in my county. Several people told me my experience (and that of my wife later in May) convinced them to get the vaccine themselves. Having a pair of parents die here early on leaving their three children as orphans drove the point home.

Now with all the lies about vaccines, I doubt if I did the same thing it would work.

In a way, the Delta variant is a boon to those of us who are vaccinated. Because it is so contagious, it is crowding out other variants that might be more vaccine resistant. Dog help us if Delta remains extremely contagious, and also evolves vaccine resistance. But I assume researchers are diligently working to update vaccines, like they do with the flu vaccine every year.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:35:24am

re: #212 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Being Odette

American Ballet Theatre _ Being Odette/Odile

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:37:51am

re: #230 Dangerman

It has been obvious for quite awhile now that there is no non-Trumpist wing of the GOP. There are just a few scattered Republicans who aren’t full blown fascists, and the Trumpists are rapidly purging them from the party.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:38:01am

re: #21 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

I was considering an unheard act of generosity and social beneficence: Actually handing out FULL SIZE Snickers on Halloween night.
It may not be as bad as it sounds, they cost about seventy cents each in bulk and we don’t get many trick-or-treaters here.
[snip]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:38:01am

re: #220 No Malarkey!

So she will now support a social welfare state that feeds the hungry, provides universal healthcare, welcomes immigrants and treats prisoners humanely? Great news!

She hasn’t read what the New Testament says about women teaching and ruling over men. Is she planning to step down from politics and repent?

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

They should learn in silence with full submission.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

But I forbid them to teach or have authority over a man.

They must be silent.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

Because Adam was made first, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

And Adam wasn’t deceived, Eve was. So she’s to blame.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1 Timothy 2:11-15 (Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, KJV)

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:41:44am

re: #24 JOE 🥓

Memories of Halloween as a kid when I would grab the Snickers, Zeros, Milky Ways, Forever Yours and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, put them in the freezer and eat one a day…but Dad would always rip off the frozen Snickers bars. He said those were his!

That was kinda like my rule. Milky Ways and Tootsie Rolls were mine, all others were theirs. Same at parades, Tootsie Rolls were mine. And my next generation of grandchildren are learning that rule fast also.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:43:48am

re: #231 No Malarkey!

In a way, the Delta variant is a boon to those of us who are vaccinated. Because it is so contagious, it is crowding out other variants that might be more vaccine resistant. Dog help us if Delta remains extremely contagious, and also evolves vaccine resistance. But I assume researchers are diligently working to update vaccines, like they do with the flu vaccine every year.

There was a comment over at Sorry Antivaxxer on the Laura Loomer post (she’s not dead) about a purely utilitarian view of antivaxxers and SARS-CoV-2.

That person expressed the viewpoint that like so many other sceptics, such as climate change denial, evolution denial, even tobacco denial, they pretty much all map to the same people (conservatives).

The difference is that Covid-19, unlike the others, has the potential to wipe them out. That would clear the path to dealing with other subjects they simply stand against.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:45:52am

re: #213 Belafon

…..the “justice for J6” rally is actually a FBI plot to round up Trump supporters to send them to the gulag….

I’m ok with that. Happy hunting, Feds! On another front, antivaxxers are becoming hesitant to speak out, having heard that Big Pharma and the Feds plan to round them up and throw them in FEMA camp.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:47:11am

State Senator Megan Hunt (D-District 8, Omaha) went on a rant during the redistricting hearings, but not about whether we’ll have a gerrymandered map or a really gerrymandered map.

The Unicameral’s sole open atheist noted that the Christians in the body scheduled the first floor hearing on Yom Kippur, which whether intentional or not, meant while they bleat about Judeo-Christian values, they made sure most Jews in the state could not participate in the hearings.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:52:06am

I did a thing this morning.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:52:44am

re: #236 Eventual Carrion

That was kinda like my rule. Milky Ways and Tootsie Rolls were mine, all others were theirs. Same at parades, Tootsie Rolls were mine. And my next generation of grandchildren are learning that rule fast also.

The children in town and the farms and ranches around know my wife and I give out the best candy. (None of this “fun size” crap or Christian tracts or toothbrushes, we give out the full size candy bars. I swear they come to our house first to make sure we haven’t run out.)

On my last visit to my mother (a Kit-Kat fanatic), I brought her a fun-size bar: two pounds.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:52:46am

re: #236 Eventual Carrion

That was kinda like my rule. Milky Ways and Tootsie Rolls were mine, all others were theirs. Same at parades, Tootsie Rolls were mine. And my next generation of grandchildren are learning that rule fast also.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are health food. I’ll often eat one and put the other in the fridge. Once, opening the butter keeper, I found one and grunted with joy.

My then-teenaged daughter: “Who the hell forgets half a candy bar?”

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:54:17am

re: #237 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

There was a comment over at Sorry Antivaxxer on the Laura Loomer post (she’s not dead) about a purely utilitarian view of antivaxxers and SARS-CoV-2.

That person expressed the viewpoint that like so many other sceptics, such as climate change denial, evolution denial, even tobacco denial, they pretty much all map to the same people (conservatives).

The difference is that Covid-19, unlike the others, has the potential to wipe them out. That would clear the path to dealing with other subjects they simply stand against.

Fascism is inherently genocidal, but trying to wipe themselves out is a twist I didn’t see coming.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:54:40am

re: #202 steve_davis

I’m going to come out first here and admit that I didn’t realize 20,000 leagues under the sea was not the submarine’s depth until sometime in my mid-40’s. I didn’t honestly think the sub was 20,000 leagues under the sea, I just thought it was a stupid name for a book. Then one day I picked up the book and the title suddenly made sense to me. “Oh, Verne meant horizontally, not vertically!”

Just like I thought when I was a kid “What’s so impressive about a 16” gun?”

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:55:46am

re: #172 ckkatz

Ha! The account has 4 tweets, 3 on May 8, 2009 and one on May 8, 2014. Definitely playing the long game. :)

Could have also done
Consti- in 2009
pation in 2014

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:56:38am

Since when?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:56:58am

re: #222 Belafon

Alabama’s state health officer Dr. Scott Harris says hospitalizations are decreasing in part because people are dying. Alabama is seeing “double digit numbers of deaths, which accounts for some of the decline of hospital numbers,” he says. Alabama is among least vaccinated states

“See? Herd immunity works!”

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:57:00am

re: #244 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just like I thought when I was a kid “What’s so impressive about a 16” gun?”

And then you have the poor, confused Navy, that thinks a 50 calibre gun is big.

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sagehen  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:57:43am

re: #188 John Hughes

What people seem to be missing is that it’s not just about the submarines — this whole AUKAUS thing being created behind France’s back is also pretty damned annoying.

France has over half a million citizens living in the Pacific (Polynesia + New Caledonia). Creating this pact without even talking to France was unbelievably stupid.

This is the part of the story I hadn’t considered, the part that makes the anger make sense.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:57:57am

re: #248 Decatur Deb

And then you have the poor, confused Navy, that thinks a 50 calibre gun is big.

I remember my first time reading about naval artillery, and wondered how a 16”/50-calibre gun worked, since I was entirely used to rifle calibre weaponry.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:59:26am

re: #239 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

State Senator Megan Hunt (D-District 8, Omaha) went on a rant during the redistricting hearings, but not about whether we’ll have a gerrymandered map or a really gerrymandered map.

The Unicameral’s sole open atheist noted that the Christians in the body scheduled the first floor hearing on Yom Kippur, which whether intentional or not, meant while they bleat about Judeo-Christian values, they made sure most Jews in the state could not participate in the hearings.

They like the Old Testament God just fine, but not any of his Chosen People

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 6:59:45am

re: #246 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:00:10am

re: #245 BlueSpotinAL

Wouldn’t have the same punch.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show “Sweet Transvestite”

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:02:53am

re: #250 Dopamine Fish

I remember my first time reading about naval artillery, and wondered how a 16”/50-calibre gun worked, since I was entirely used to rifle calibre weaponry.

There is/was an automated forge at Watervliet Arsenal that makes barrels up to the Navy 16”. It’s so big it can only make 105 guns in a pair, to be severed at the muzzle tip. When it runs, the building has to be evacuated for noise. (We have a few lifetimes’ worth of 16” in storage, started turning them into bunker-buster bombs a while ago.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:03:45am

re: #252 Belafon

The Taliban dont allow women to be in govt or speak out. Your criticizing a woman for having an opinion. They rape children and force adolescence into marriage. They are terrorists. They have sex slaves girl or boy. Christian’s dont allow any of this btw

Civilized nations, Christian or not, do not allow such practices.

And most of them teach spelling in grade school.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:06:15am

Looks like the virus took care of one of the insurrectionists: sorryantivaxxer.com

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Dave In Austin  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:07:45am

re: #240 Dopamine Fish

I did a thing this morning.

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Hide the wires now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:08:12am

re: #252 Belafon

godhatesshrimp.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:10:51am

re: #256 Belafon

Looks like the virus took care of one of the insurrectionists: sorryantivaxxer.com

Someone commented his GoFundMe is bringing in serious coin right now.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:14:06am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Someone commented his GoFundMe is bringing in serious coin right now.

Quite the get rich quick scheme:
Step one: die of Covid
Step two: start a GoFundMe page

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:14:14am

I’m waiting for anyone in the Republican caucus to realize that by refusing to help lift the debt ceiling, they’re granting Democrats permission to bundle that with the infrastructure bill and thus ultimately compelling Manchin to vote for all of it.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:23:24am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:25:28am

re: #262 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

‘Christians who are troubled by the use of a fetal cell line for the testing of the vaccines would also have to abstain from the use of Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, Ibuprofen, and other products,’ says Dallas First Baptist’s Robert Jeffress, of COVID19 shots.

They are as selective in their choice of medicines as they are in their choice of Scriptures.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:25:54am

re: #240 Dopamine Fish

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:27:44am

re: #264 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

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See, I own that. I don’t care what state my cables are in, as long as people aren’t tripping over them.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:30:01am

So anything happening at the Capitol yet….

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:30:26am

re: #209 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

It’s coming…
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:30:27am

re: #265 Dopamine Fish

At work, fubar cables and wiring drives me insane, and I am the guy who has to fix it. At home I live in a jungle of spaghetti cabling and I couldn’t care less.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:36:07am

re: #262 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Despite being a theocratic fascist, Robert Jefferies was all-in on vaccines since December of last year.

There have been a lot of Christians who are opposed to his stance (particularly the “aborted foetus” nonsense).

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:36:25am

re: #240 Dopamine Fish

I did a thing this morning.

Nice — I was glad I could just wire my Ring into the existing doorbell power.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:37:39am

re: #270 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Nice — I was glad I could just write my Ring into the existing doorbell power.

I was able to turn on my back porch light when I went out to raise the village flags.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:44:29am

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:45:56am

re: #270 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Nice — I was glad I could just write my Ring into the existing doorbell power.

Had a PITA this month, wiring a backup/rear-view camera into Wife’s camping trailer. I finally got reliable power from the license plate light. (After hand-crafting a new license plate holder and camera mount.)

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:48:03am

re: #270 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Nice — I was glad I could just write my Ring into the existing doorbell power.

I have a Ring video doorbell on the front; the solar panel is for a Ring security camera down below the deck, covering the door into the basement. (I live on a hillside, so the level of my basement comes out at ground level on the back of my house.) This gives me enough coverage that I should be able to see anyone approaching the house from any angle.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:48:10am

re: #272 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is in relation to Assembly Bill 562, which would require schools to notify parents so they can opt their children out, of any subject activity, book, test, &c which contains any mention of gender identity, sexual orientation, &c.

It also defines “gender” as “sex.”

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:48:57am

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Had a PITA this month, wiring a backup/rear-view camera into Wife’s camping trailer. I finally got reliable power from the license plate light. (After hand-crafting a new license plate holder and camera mount.)

Nice Rube Goldberging

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 7:55:31am

Last seen saying Black Lives Matter was founded by lesbian witches, this guy is running for the US Senate, trying to primary Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma. (I am so glad we left.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:00:53am

The Brexit omnishambles continues.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:02:56am

re: #231 No Malarkey!

In a way, the Delta variant is a boon to those of us who are vaccinated. Because it is so contagious, it is crowding out other variants that might be more vaccine resistant. Dog help us if Delta remains extremely contagious, and also evolves vaccine resistance. But I assume researchers are diligently working to update vaccines, like they do with the flu vaccine every year.

If it evolved vaccine resistance, it won’t be delta any more. Also, it’s the virus strain that’s just as contagious and less deadly/debilitating that’s more likely to win out over delta. More deadly wouldn’t spread as far.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:04:09am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Last seen saying Black Lives Matter was founded by lesbian witches, this guy is running for the US Senate, trying to primary Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma. (I am so glad we left.)

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Martin Luther is spinning in his anti-Semitic grave. Part of the whole angle of the Protestant Reformation (or Revolt, depending on what side of the subsequent war and genocide you were on) was about selling indulgences.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:05:58am

re: #279 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

If it evolved vaccine resistance, it won’t be delta any more. Also, it’s the virus strain that’s just as contagious and less deadly/debilitating that’s more likely to win out over delta. More deadly wouldn’t spread as far.

That depends. Smallpox was pretty deadly and a scourge for thousands of years.

A more virulent strain of measles might wipe us all out (the antivaxxers are working on that too).

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:08:07am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She hasn’t read what the New Testament says about women teaching and ruling over men. Is she planning to step down from politics and repent?

1 Timothy 2:11-15 (Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, KJV)

Or:

Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided. She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The Lord, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’”

Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”

“Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. There Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali, and ten thousand men went up under his command. Deborah also went up with him.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:10:26am

My Pillow nutcase came to Alabama, met with governor and SoS. He wants to help us with our election security. The article describes how he’s too crazy for the Ivey administration, and they’re too gutless to say so.

MyPillow’s Mike Lindell to run ‘tests’ on Alabama voter list after meeting Merrill, Ivey
al.com

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:12:26am

re: #278 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Kind of reminds me of the 2004 BBC fictional documentary “If the Lights Go Out”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:12:42am

re: #282 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

That’s the Old Testament. We follow the New Covenant!!uno!!2!1! (Discriminating against LGBT+ and not eating bacon may not apply)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:12:53am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

I thought that evangelicals were anti-Catholic tenets such as buying indulgences.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:13:42am

re: #286 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I thought that evangelicals were anti-Catholic tenets such as buying indulgences.

Everything that’s old is new again.

They also used to argue that abortion was a Catholic problem, and the government should stay out of it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:15:37am

re: #283 Decatur Deb

Not to be outdone by Arizona, Alabama is going to let an even crazier uncertified nutbar at your registration roles and voter equipment.

Isn’t conservative money-wasting fun?

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:16:55am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She hasn’t read what the New Testament says about women teaching and ruling over men. Is she planning to step down from politics and repent?

1 Timothy 2:11-15 (Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, KJV)

Gosh that doesn’t stop Paula White and all those other women Pulpit Pimps from fleecing the flock!

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Nojay UK  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:21:52am

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Smallpox wasn’t that lethal in populations that had been exposed to it for a long time, like much of Europe. Outbreaks could cause mass deaths but mostly the sufferers were debilitated and scarred and disfigured due to the pocks (pustules). Other similar but less lethal diseases of the same type like cowpox and chickenpox provided some protection against the more dangerous smallpox hence the use of infected cattle to provide inoculation material for humans starting back in the 1700s.

High lethality in a population occurs from new diseases they haven’t been exposed to — SARS-nCoV-2 is a ‘novel’ coronavirus of a sort humans haven’t been infected with en masse before. What we’ve got going for us with SARS-nCoV2 is modern medical technologies and hygiene, social controls and miracle vaccines with high efficacy. Even so it’s still a dangerous and deadly disease but nothing like, say, the Black Death that killed 30% of Europe’s population in about four years.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:22:43am

re: #288 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Not to be outdone by Arizona, Alabama is going to let an even crazier uncertified nutbar at your registration roles and voter equipment.

Isn’t conservative money-wasting fun?

To be fair, Alabama made some money off this. We SOLD him our voter data. You might see that as a different problem…

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:24:23am

And in today’s episode of STUPID TREK® we have QAsshole Dave Hayes saying …

Being a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Is ‘Like Being in the Special Forces”

No, Dave. You’re a fucking asshole.

Dave Hayes Says Being a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Is ‘Like Being in the Special Forces’

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:25:02am

re: #292 JOE 🥓

And in today’s episode of STUPID TREK® we have QAsshole Dave Hayes saying …

Being a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Is ‘Like Being in the Special Forces

The “special” part fits at least…

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:25:30am

Wakey, wakey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:26:20am
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darthstar  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:27:58am

Mornin’…that was a good sleep…except for Eartha waking me up two or three times to say, ‘Okay, now you can pet me, you punk ass bitch.’ But she did eventually cuddle up next to my shoulder.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:29:14am

And we got the first Asshole Of The Day whining in front of the DC Press Corpse at Coup Part 2!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:29:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:30:43am
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:30:55am

re: #296 darthstar

Mornin’…that was a good sleep…except for Eartha waking me up two or three times to say, ‘Okay, now you can pet me, you punk ass bitch.’ But she did eventually cuddle up next to my shoulder.

I go on a roughly 1.75 mile walk every morning before work, around 5 AM. Yesterday, on my walk, I saw an animal cross the road in the middle of town that looked awfully familiar. I drew near to it, and sure enough, I could see the two collars that we put on our outdoor cat, Moonshine. She apparently decided it was a good morning to go hunting, and I just so happened to run across her in her territory.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:31:23am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:32:00am

re: #299 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey. At least they’re maintaining social distancing.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:32:37am

re: #301 Dave In Austin

Who cares if it applies to leprosy or not? The point is, the Bible acknowledges that there is precedent for public health measures against diseases, including masks and social distancing. Wear your damn masks, fuckfaces.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:33:06am

re: #301 Dave In Austin

“credible” “religious” “vaccine”…

none of those words belong in the same sentence

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:35:02am

Well here’s one Antivaxxer who won’t be at Coup Part 2. But he and his wife were at the 1/6 Coup!

Brian Cross, 59, Evergreen, CO. Owner Limo Service, Anti-vaxxer, died of COVID.

According to this obituary Brian lost his life to COVID. He was a blue blood anti-vaxxer and it appears that he and his wife attended the Jan 6 insurrection in Washington DC. Both Brian and his wife contracted COVID, she is recovering.

sorryantivaxxer.com

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:35:18am

Loudoun County is the county to my west. There have been a lot of culture wars there over the past 20-30 years..

More on that Loudoun County, Virginia case:

A judge in Loudoun County interrupted the testimony of the alleged victim in a felony domestic violence trial last week to question her drug use, sentencing her to 10 days in jail for contempt of court after she said she had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.

She was then “physically removed from the witness stand by multiple deputies,” according to a brief filed by the commonwealth’s attorney’s office, which supports the woman’s motion to vacate the contempt charge lodged by Circuit Court Judge James P. Fisher.

…snip…

Marijuana is now legal in Virginia and prosecutors wrote in their brief that their witness was just anxious and nervous during the approximately hour and a half of testimony she provided. They said Fisher’s inquiry followed “intense and assertive (defense) questioning focused on drug-addiction and infidelity.”

Virginia judge jails alleged domestic violence victim for smoking pot on day of court testimony
virginiamercury.com

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:35:26am

re: #292 JOE 🥓

Yeah, special forces go into situations with no idea what they will be facing…

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cat-tikvah  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:36:43am

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷
Blackadder clip: making money as Archbishop selling indulgences, curses, and relics

Medievil Blackadder Relics

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:37:39am

re: #306 ckkatz

pretty dense to admit being stoned in court

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:40:15am

re: #275 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

This is in relation to Assembly Bill 562, which would require schools to notify parents so they can opt their children out, of any subject activity, book, test, &c which contains any mention of gender identity, sexual orientation, &c.

It also defines “gender” as “sex.”

I’m old enough to remember when gender was a feature of nouns in certain inflected languages.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:41:50am

Hernando County (Fla.) Schools coaches are holding baptisms on the school football field during school hours.

They helpfully posted video of their crime (12:03) where they brag about doing it, lie for Jesus that it “ain’t even legal in some states” (it ain’t legal in any state), proselytise to students during school time, &c.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation, when it receives a complaint, usually just points out how a school’s religious actions violate the law and point out steps to bring the school back in line.

Not this time. They are demanding the coaches be formally reprimanded, and if not, they will bring a lawsuit against the school for violation of the law. (FFRF does not engage in Church-State separation cases unless they get a local complaint. Most members of FFRF are Christians.)

First rule of criming: Don’t post it on social media.

Youth Fellowship is a new Christian movement at SpringStead Highschool. Students come to learn about the gospel and build a bond with each other, and our Heavenly Father. I proudly present to you, baptism led by Coach Niko and Coach Mac!

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP: BAPTISM

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:42:49am

re: #281 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

That depends. Smallpox was pretty deadly and a scourge for thousands of years.

A more virulent strain of measles might wipe us all out (the antivaxxers are working on that too).

When did smallpox evolve competing variants?

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:46:18am

re: #309 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

pretty dense to admit being stoned in court

I get where you are coming from.

But I think that mj use is no longer criminalized in Va.

And the attorneys could have had her take the 5th if everybody hadn’t been blindsided by the judge’s ambush.

Additionally, the detectives who briefed her that morning stated that they were prepared to testify that she did not meet state inebriation definition and, in fact, was fact acting quite normally.

The judge pulled a similar type game recently with a female defense attorney.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:47:08am

re: #312 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

When did smallpox evolve competing variants?

news-medical.net

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:49:54am

re: #314 JOE 🥓

And let’s not forget bacterial infection is an easier fight for vaccine development than viral infections are. Hence that flu shot every year. Waning immunity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:50:42am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:50:52am

2008: Along for the Ride at Ventura County Fairgrounds

Good morning!

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:51:01am

re: #301 Dave In Austin

My Sis said this pertains to Leprosy. I said use the the word “Leprosy” as a metaphor like so much in the Bible.

Actually, what is described in the bible is not leprosy (Hansen’s disease) and no-one has been able to figure out what it is. So if you care to, you could argue that the instructions are generic anyway.

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:51:22am

There is a good book tracing the Smallpox epidemics of the late 18th and early 19th Century in North America. Smallpox was a significant factor in the failure of the US invasion of Canada in 1775.

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 1st Edition
by Elizabeth Anne Fenn
amazon.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:55:57am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:57:05am

re: #314 JOE 🥓

news-medical.net

Thanks, interesting article. You’ll notice that what evolved was less virulent variants.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:57:44am

re: #315 Rightwingconspirator

And let’s not forget bacterial infection is an easier fight for vaccine development than viral infections are. Hence that flu shot every year. Waning immunity.

Also new and different strains every year.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:57:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:58:08am

re: #320 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because our media will not simply say that there is no realistic or valid legal dispute here, this is all posturing. As long as they continue to report this as if it had any merit beyond publicity, they are winning.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:58:12am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 18, 2021 • 8:59:27am

re: #272 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

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Quite a few MAGAts think Pocahontas is purely a cartoon character.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:00:21am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:00:59am

re: #324 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because our media will not simply say that there is no realistic legal dispute here, this is all posturing. As long as they continue to report this as if it had any validity, they are winning.

Some of our media. I have heard reports on the lawsuits and the announcements about rigged elections coupled with reminders that there’s no credible evidence of widesread voter fraud many, many times.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:02:21am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:06:05am

re: #323 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LMAO at the brainwashed relatives who proclaimed that THE BIG G laid it on their hearts to go to the 1/6 coup…and now THE BIG G told them to stay home because this rally is a “false flag”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:06:18am

re: #312 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

When did smallpox evolve competing variants?

There were four variants of smallpox. Fatality rates amongst the unvaccinated:

Ordinary: Death rate 9%

A variant caused the discrete pustules to grow together and form sheets, which would then cause the skin to slough off. The fatality rate was 62%.

Modified (occurred in vaccinated people): not fatal

A variant called “smallpox without rash” occurred with the other symptoms (fever, &c) but could only be confirmed by antibody studies.

Malignant (pustules were flat and contained little fluid), nearly 100% fatal. For those few who survived, it left no depigmentation.

Early Hemorrhagic: bleeding under the skin: 100% fatal

A small percentage of Early Hemorrhagic smallpox became Late Hemorrhagic, which changed to Ordinary smallpox. If a person got that far, the survival rate was 4%.

A new orthopox genus virus has been discovered, Alaskapox, in 2015.

3rd and 4th known cases of ‘Alaskapox’ — both mild — were recently diagnosed in the Fairbanks area (Anchorage Daily News, September 15, 2021)

Alaskapox Bulletin 2021 (State of Alaska Epidemiology)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:06:33am

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

An Alberta doctor told me there is no medical need for me to be vaccinated as a COVID-recovered person.
I’m not an anti-vaxxer.
Does anyone else who has immunity from prior COVID infection feel unseen?
I have questions. Join the conversation on Facebook. bit.ly

Wife an I are about to bump into this. We are in Day 9 of what would be a minimum 10 day isolation. Our numbers are good, we both still have mild but obvious symptoms. We do not have good guidance on:

1) When can we do a cautious return to shopping, doctor visits, etc. without spreading the crap?

2) What is the effect of our breakthrough infections on scheduling of impending 3rd shot boosters? I think it should probably be delayed a bit under a couple rationales.

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:06:42am

re: #323 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wow…big crowd indeed.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:07:47am

re: #205 Dr Lizardo

This little factoid is one I was unaware of regarding the Evergrande fiasco….

It’s noted that it’s unlikely that Beijing would just let it go belly-up, because of the obvious risk of social instability, so other possibilities mentioned are a break-up of the company and an orderly wind-down. An outright bailout is also considered unlikely.

cbc.ca

In any event, it’s quite the mess.

That CBC article has this as a subhed:

Company with $300 billion US debt load poised to miss key interest payment Monday

Three hundred billion?!?! That’s more than the GDP of a lot of countries. If/when Evergrande falls, it’s going to cause a world of hurt.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:08:29am

re: #329 Backwoods_Sleuth

Connie, at the end, was also talking about Jack Kemp.

Monty Python - Lumberjack Song

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:10:18am

re: #332 Decatur Deb

I have questions. Join the conversation on Facebook.

Where the group in question is a private group and is much less likely to be kicked off by Faceborg.

That tweet should be reported for promoting self-harm.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:11:05am

re: #199 Colère Tueur de Lapin

RoboKiller is a pretty good app for call blocking.

I’m sure I mentioned this before — but use AT&T on my IPhone and almost never answer calls identified as “Spam risk”, but their algorithm flagged a return call from my dentist as such and a return call from an investment clearing house — a call that I was anxiously awaiting— as such. So I remain skeptical about these services.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:13:52am

re: #336 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Where the group in question is a private group and is much less likely to be kicked off by Faceborg.

That tweet should be reported for promoting self-harm.

“Alberta doctor”==”Texas theologian”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:16:15am
340
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:16:57am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:17:04am

re: #334 mmmirele

That CBC article has this as a subhed:

Three hundred billion?!?! That’s more than the GDP of a lot of countries. If/when Evergrande falls, it’s going to cause a world of hurt.

They note a few things in the article. The man who owns Evergrande was at one time counted as China’s third-richest person, with an estimated money hoard of $30,000,000,000.

Debt — and lots of it. The company has almost two trillion yuan of debt on its books, the equivalent of more than $300 billion US. The company aggressively borrowed money to buy more land to develop, and sold apartments quickly at low margins to raise enough cash to start the cycle again — which works fine as a business model, until it doesn’t.

In late 2020, new rules that brought more scrutiny to the company’s finances revealed higher-than-expected debt loads. That, coupled with mounting construction delays, spooked buyers, setting up a vicious cycle. The company began its descent to pariah status as lenders and buyers lost their nerve in lockstep with each other.

Billionaires are plain bad for any economy.

While a lot of their debt was from bad real estate deals, it also came from diversifying like any good conglomerate: theme parks, bottled water, and a soccer team.

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A Cranky One  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:20:11am

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:22:32am

re: #330 JOE 🥓

LMAO at the brainwashed relatives who proclaimed that THE BIG G laid it on their hearts to go to the 1/6 coup…and now THE BIG G told them to stay home because this rally is a “false flag”.

At the end of the day, nobody really gives a shit about those who got arrested for breaking the law. The few people who are there with signs are just confused old people who watch Fox News 24/7…I looked a minute ago and saw an old lady with a ‘J6 Jailees should sue the swamp’ sign. Where does one even go with that advice?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:23:48am

re: #330 JOE 🥓

LMAO at the brainwashed relatives who proclaimed that THE BIG G laid it on their hearts to go to the 1/6 coup…and now THE BIG G told them to stay home because this rally is a “false flag”.

ie. This time we don’t have people on the inside helping us. We are scaaaaaaared.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:28:04am
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darthstar  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:29:46am

Apparently media still outnumber protesters. I think they should rename the event “The Media Protest Against Small Turnout” and have anchors for different networks shout incoherently at each other about how oppressive it is that there are no regular people to interview.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:30:19am
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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:32:34am

re: #347 Rightwingconspirator

True, after about two days it becomes pretty unnatural…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:34:31am

re: #347 Rightwingconspirator

natural vs acquired…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:35:49am

re: #338 Decatur Deb

“Alberta doctor”==”Texas theologian”.

The guy “just asking questions” is a former nurse at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Don’t know why he’s “former.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:36:03am

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:37:18am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:38:01am

re: #334 mmmirele

That CBC article has this as a subhed:

Three hundred billion?!?! That’s more than the GDP of a lot of countries. If/when Evergrande falls, it’s going to cause a world of hurt.

Indeed it is - $300 billion is more than the GDP of Czech Republic, for example.

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:38:01am

re: #337 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m sure I mentioned this before — but use AT&T on my IPhone and almost never answer calls identified as “Spam risk”, but their algorithm flagged a return call from my dentist as such and a return call from an investment clearing house — a call that I was anxiously awaiting— as such. So I remain skeptical about these services.

My general approach is that if a call number doesn’t have a contact entry in my cell phone, I let it roll over to voice mail.

I also have a land line. All those calls roll over to my answering machine.

If an unknown caller leaves a message, and I decide it is legitimate, I’ll call back.

Because of the spammers ability to spoof any number, I do not bother to block specific numbers.

355
Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:38:04am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

natural vs acquired…

Tuna was holding an ace and a jack when it was caught.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:39:48am
357
Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:40:23am

re: #354 ckkatz

Yep. Harassing spam and robocalls are here to stay. There’s really nothing the telecoms can do about them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:41:07am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:41:23am

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

Protester says he’s not surprised by poor attendance at J6 Capital rally because there was “lots of chatter on the internet about it being a government set up.”

They have learned to engineer in a backdoor excuse for everything they attempt should it fall on its ass.

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dat_said  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:42:35am

re: #347 Rightwingconspirator

It’s like an Onion headline.

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:42:40am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Protester says he’s not surprised by poor attendance at J6 Capital rally because there was “lots of chatter on the internet about it being a government set up.”

They have learn to engineer in a backdoor excuse for everything they attempt

Yup. The next step is that they were just ‘joking’.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:42:42am

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nicely done.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:42:51am
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gocart mozart  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:43:12am
365
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:46:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:47:22am
367
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:49:00am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:49:38am

re: #332 Decatur Deb

Those are now relevant questions to me. My wife and MIL tested Covid after exposure to unvaccinated person. Both fully vaccinated with two different types. Both experience lingering cold symptoms and are on day 8 of 10 day isolation both feeling a lot better
I tested negative and have tried to distance and mask and limit my exposure to wife, friends and outsiders too, just in case. I’m going to test again on Monday

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:50:39am
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Jay C  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:50:51am

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’ve seen bigger crowds than that at the TKTS booth in Times Square: has the attendance swelled any in the last 50 minutes?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:51:22am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

so calling oneself professor is fine but claiming to work a job at one has not worked for three years is not…

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:51:51am

re: #360 dat_said

Perhaps now we know why starkist rejected Charlie Tuna all those years…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:52:58am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

We were really resting on our laurels and thinking that the Culture Wars were all but over.

They are far from over and the Fundamentalists and Theocrats are not going to be happy until we party like its 1699…

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:53:37am

McConnell is going to default on the debt and lay the blame on Biden.

Joe should whip out this part of the 14th Amendment.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any state shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Another asinine move by Republicans.

Watch what happens when the stock markets melt down…

washingtonpost.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:54:00am

More Medical Boards Warn Against Spreading COVID Vax Falsehoods (Medpage Today, September 10, 2021)

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) issued a joint statement Thursday supporting the Federation of State Medical Boards, which warned physicians in early August that their licenses could be taken away or otherwise sanctioned by state boards if they disseminated misinformation about the COVID vaccines.

Their statement follows a similar one from the American Board of Emergency Medicine issued in late August.

“We also want all physicians certified by our boards to know that such unethical or unprofessional conduct may prompt their respective board to take action that could put their certification at risk,” the joint statement read. “Spreading misinformation or falsehoods to the public during a time of a public health emergency goes against everything our boards and our community of board certified physicians stand for. The evidence that we have safe, effective and widely available vaccines against COVID-19 is overwhelming. We are particularly concerned about physicians who use their authority to denigrate vaccination.”

This has been a problem with a minority of physicians for some time it seems.

All the boards between them represent roughly half the physicians in the United States.

While [Warren] Newton [MD, MPH] has heard arguments that threatening and disciplining physicians for spreading misinformation goes against the concept of free speech, he countered, “Our bottom line is speech that puts people at risk is not OK. It’s not OK to use disinformation if it impacts patients.”

“We wanted to make a statement that would support our colleagues who are doing the right thing, and differentiate them from colleagues who are putting out misinformation and let people know we are paying attention and taking it seriously,” Baron said. “Is it even medical practice to be posting this information on Facebook or standing up in front of a school board?”

(more)

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retired cynic  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:54:27am

Stonekettle was kicked off Facebook again for nothing, and he says the time outs are getting longer and longer, so he is going to pull all political stuff off Facebook and do daily long form on his website. Says eventually FB and maybe Twitter would ban him, so he is just planning ahead.

Jailbreak

Meaning you can comment here on Stonekettle Station directly, you can comment on Twitter, you can comment on Facebook as you always could, and if you’re a member you can participate in the resulting comments in the Stonekettle Station Facebook Group. So, you get more options to post your voice and opinion, you get more content, and you get it more often and in more detail.

And if I do get suspended permanently, and my Facebook or Twitter pages taken down, or I go silent on those social media sites, well, you don’t lose anything because it’ll here on my website. If you don’t hear from me on Facebook, come here and see what’s going on.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:55:56am

re: #376 retired cynic

I post political comments to a private group on FB but generally stay clear of it on the rest of the site.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:56:50am
379
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:58:37am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 9:59:12am

re: #373 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We were really resting on our laurels and thinking that the Culture Wars were all but over.

They are far from over and the Fundamentalists and Theocrats are not going to be happy until we party like its 1699…

Been on the front lines of the Christian Psychic Wars all my life. Perhaps not quite as fantastic as depicted here [4:45]

Blue Oyster Cult - Veteran Of The Psychic Wars (Heavy Metal Animation)

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:00:52am

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Typical of the DC Press Corpse!

Just like a bunch of flies swarming over a dog turd.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:01:44am

re: #235 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She hasn’t read what the New Testament says about women teaching and ruling over men. Is she planning to step down from politics and repent?

1 Timothy 2:11-15 (Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, KJV)

I’ve been annoying inerrantists on Twitter by pointing out that the documents they claim overrule everything else in the world were written against a background where women were considered chattel property of their closest male relatives AND the economic reality of slavery in the Roman empire. Then I ask sweetly if they want to go back to owning slaves and denying rights to women. To be blunt, some of them do. But they’re too chickenshit to acknowledge it.

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retired cynic  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:02:54am

re: #376 retired cynic

Stonekettle was kicked off Facebook again for nothing, and he says the time outs are getting longer and longer, so he is going to pull all political stuff off Facebook and do daily long form on his website. Says eventually FB and maybe Twitter would ban him, so he is just planning ahead.

Jailbreak

Today’s post covers the active duty Marine running around all over objecting to the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Whoo. Jim lets it fly.

When I was an active duty officer, I served under George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld and I’m going to tell you that it was very, very personal to me. Rumsfeld, that son of a bitch, lied us into this war. I watched him do it. As an intelligence officer, I knew those fuckers were lying. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell, all of them. I knew it. We all knew it. We knew those dirty rotten fuckers were full of it. But my job was to shut and soldier. To do the best I could with what I had and lead my people in accordance with military law, custom, and tradition.

If you go back to the beginning of this blog, the very first day I started writing professionally, you’ll see that it started the day after my retirement from the service. And not one minute before. I couldn’t stand the son of a bitch in the White House and I despised what he had done to the country I had sworn to give my life for. But so long as I wore the uniform I did my duty, I led by example, and I carried out his lawful orders with fidelity, skill, and enthusiasm.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:03:46am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

This image sums up the “Justice for J6” protest so far: one guy with a flag surrounded by cameras and reporters

Because they do not have the professional competence or integrity to simply walk away and note that there was nothing to report.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:05:49am

The rally is a Nothingburger. And you can’t really broadcast one of those. Can’t get any worthy images unless some fool gets violent.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:06:16am

re: #384 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This image sums up the “Justice for J6” protest so far: one guy with a flag surrounded by cameras and reporters

Because they do not have the professional competence or integrity to simply walk away and note that there was nothing to report.

Well, the guy who went to the bar and reported the routine arrival of the Hindenburg pretty much put shut to that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:07:24am

re: #383 retired cynic

Also he wrote before that section:

Formerly, when this happened, there was some sort of appeal process. But I was not offered such this time because Facebook claims to be “shorthanded during the COVID pandemic” (which I suspect is shorthand for “we just don’t want to spend any money on actual people and we don’t really give a shit how that works out for you, Zuckerberg needs a new mansion) and thus unable to review anything their mechanical brain flags.

First principle of libertarianism: Never get between them and their money.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:07:41am

re: #386 Decatur Deb

Well, the guy who went to the bar and reported the routine arrival of the Hindenburg pretty much put shut to that.

It is one thing for reporters to be present, but is there really any reason to make this a national news story? All it does is help them keep the Lie alive.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:09:32am

re: #277 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Last seen saying Black Lives Matter was founded by lesbian witches, this guy is running for the US Senate, trying to primary Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma. (I am so glad we left.)

[Embedded content]

I’m glad my father and my mother’s parents picked up and left Oklahoma for the San Francisco Bay Area. I know I have a better life as a result. (You think a mouthy woman who protests churches would be acceptable in OKC, much less Tulsa or Shawnee?)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:09:38am

re: #388 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They can be present, but is there really any reason to make this a national news story? All it does is help them keep the Lie alive.

Sooner or later Trump will have his Face in the Crowd moment. Needs to be documented.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:10:50am

re: #389 mmmirele

I’m glad my father and my mother’s parents picked up and left Oklahoma for the San Francisco Bay Area. I know I have a better life as a result. (You think a mouthy woman who protests churches would be acceptable in OKC, much less Tulsa or Shawnee?)

1910—State with the largest and most powerful Socialist Party in the US was Oklahoma.

but pump in 110 years of Right Wing Jesus and…POOF!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:12:19am

re: #391 JOE 🥓

Remember a time when “Rural State” did not automatically mean “Red State”?

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gocart mozart  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:14:36am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:19:20am

re: #389 mmmirele

I’m glad my father and my mother’s parents picked up and left Oklahoma for the San Francisco Bay Area. I know I have a better life as a result. (You think a mouthy woman who protests churches would be acceptable in OKC, much less Tulsa or Shawnee?)

When we lived in Ponca City, a small group of atheists including myself and my wife would meet at a downtown coffee shop. The owner had opened the shop after hours for the group every month.

At the time Ponca City welcomed the new business, as they were trying to revitalise the downtown area.

The shop owner is an atheist and lets atheists congregate was too much for the good white people of the city (the Ponca natives didn’t give a crap). They started picketing the shop when the owner hosted a talk from the Oklahoma ACLU to the atheist group.

Then a judge’s sixteen year-old daughter wrote a blistering letter to the Ponca City News about atheists shouldn’t be allowed to meet, they were corrupting the town, &c.

I wrote a letter back, which the paper printed, schooling (gently) the judge’s daughter on the I Amendment.

That caused pickets at our house, demanding we leave. Though threats were hurled, there was no property damage or violence.

It wasn’t too long after that we left. My wife sold the house at a 50% loss so we could get the hell out of there.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:22:44am

re: #311 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Just going to point out that A LOT of religious liberty cases are brought by non-favored religions. Speaking of football fields, Santa Fe ISD v. Doe (2000) was brought by Mormon and Catholic plaintiffs because they were being subjected to explicitly Baptist prayers. (And in 2000, I suspect some of those prayers contained rather open proselytising of the ‘heathen’ Catholics and ‘cultie’ Mormons.)

While we have two major cases where Jehovah’s Witnesses were the plaintiffs (Minersville v. Gobitis and its reversal, WV State Board of Ed v. Barnette), apparently Canada’s religious freedoms prior to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) were almost exclusively built on Jehovah’s Witnesses suing the various provinces and feds. Interesting how that works out.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:22:59am

re: #391 JOE 🥓

1910—State with the largest and most powerful Socialist Party in the US was Oklahoma.

but pump in 110 years of Right Wing Jesus and…POOF!

Don’t forget some very exquisite gerrymandering because Democratic voters only seem to think Presidential elections matter.

One thing I gotta give the Republicans: Their voters turn out for everything. Millage increase for the cemetery board? They’re on it. Special election for county surveyor? High turnout. School board elections? Well, that’s part of how we got in this mess.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:23:39am

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

Look at the break the media got. The cletus safari came to them!
//

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:24:22am

re: #374 JOE 🥓

McConnell is going to default on the debt and lay the blame on Biden.

Joe should whip out this part of the 14th Amendment.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any state shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Another asinine move by Republicans.

Watch what happens when the stock markets melt down…

washingtonpost.com

McConnell, as Hindenburg redux, has fully bought into the Trump cult because it provides him and his corporate donors permanent control of our nation and the death of our democracy; it is Biden who will get the blame for an accompanying stock crash — we know how the media work. As others pointed out, the GOP is irredeemable — and so, I fear, is our nation.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:27:00am

re: #399 Hecuba’s daughter

McConnell, as Hindenburg redux, has fully bought into the Trump cult because it provides him and his corporate donors permanent control of our nation and the death of our democracy; it is Biden who will get the blame for an accompanying stock crash — we know how the media work. As others pointed out, the GOP is irredeemable — and so, I fear, is our nation.

Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth is sacred scripture. We will muddle through.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 18, 2021 • 10:41:48am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Who had zombie Ellen Ripley on their Apocalypse bingo card?

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austin_blue  Sep 18, 2021 • 1:20:00pm

re: #61 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

The tragedy of inbreeding.

He looks like a VW bug with both doors open.


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