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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:33:31pm

Haven’t been around today, so don’t know if it’s been shared.
USSF has released they’re enlisted rank insignia.

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Jay C  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:39:39pm

Just BTW, we were pleased to see that Jeopardy! has finally replaced Mike Richards The Sleaze as host: it was Mayim Bialik’s first show!

And one of the categories was “Lizards”!

Mrs. Jay is a big fan of Mayim’s: I’m somewhat less impressed, but she is certainly an improvement over some of the temps….

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:41:13pm

End of day one. I’m so fucking excited about this…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:43:24pm
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jaunte  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:45:50pm
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JOE 🥓  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:49:39pm

Sure you bloated sack of shit!

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admits funding abortions ‘many years ago — haven’t done it since!’

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jaunte  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:49:47pm
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 20, 2021 • 6:56:39pm

re: #5 jaunte

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EPR-radar  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:03:09pm

re: #8 Barefoot Grin

There a huge difference between some right wing internet random outlining a plan for Trump to steal the election like this, and a GOP insider like Eastman doing it.

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:04:05pm

Too doomery 🇾 🇳 ?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:10:15pm

Hmmm…
Power has been on and off in widely scattered parts of Lubbock all week. This is according to reports on Nextdoor and Facebook. The yokel media, as usual, are silent about it, just as they are silent about the disastrous 48 hour wait times at the local ER.

Here in Weatherford the stores are starting to remind me of the fucking Soviet Union with a variety of random goods suddenly unavailable. Random gas stations also have no fuel to sell. Friends still trapped in Lubbock tell me it is the same there.

Lubbock jumped aboard the sinking ship by joining the ERCOT power scam this spring, so the spotty grid there is no surprise and we know about the Trumpster-lemming saturated ERs, but what is going on with retail distribution?

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:19:53pm

re: #11 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Lubbock jumped aboard the sinking ship by joining the ERCOT power scam this spring, so the spotty grid there is no surprise and we know about the Trumpster-lemming saturated ERs, but what is going on with retail distribution?

There’s all kinds of supply-chain disruptions going on, worldwide. Just-in-time parts and ingredients aren’t in time, so manufacturers can’t manufacture. Ports everywhere have labor shortages, so loading and unloading is way behind schedule (more container ships than usually process in a month are parked offshore waiting their turn), trucking has labor shortages, warehouses have labor shortages, etc etc etc

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:21:16pm
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calochortus  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:26:16pm

re: #3 darthstar

End of day one. I’m so fucking excited about this…

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Hooray! My daughter and her husband got solar and backup batteries on their house a few months ago and are very happy. The neighbors across the street are just getting started on an install this week, and the next door neighbors had it put on their new house last year. I feel left out, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense for us at this point for a variety of reasons.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:27:22pm

CBC just called the Canadian election for Trudeau’s Liberals getting the most seats.

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:30:01pm

re: #13 Belafon

Between there and Portland:

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:31:13pm

How do we feel about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Moon River Tiffany ad? and how do we feel about Jay-Z’s hair?

Beyoncé & JAY-Z for Tiffany & Co. | ABOUT LOVE | ”Moon River”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:37:24pm

re: #17 sagehen

I’m sure Mancini would be fine with it.

The jewelry, on the other hand, is some serious bling that is beyond 99% of the American population, to say nothing of the rest of the world.

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:38:33pm

re: #17 sagehen

How do we feel about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Moon River Tiffany ad? and how do we feel about Jay-Z’s hair?

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I am in favor of Jay-Z’s hair, and his typewriter.

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teleskiguy  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:39:25pm

Old classmate, I’ve known Autumn since we were little kids.

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calochortus  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:42:40pm

re: #17 sagehen

How do we feel about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Moon River Tiffany ad? and how do we feel about Jay-Z’s hair?

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Meh, and meh. But I’m not Tiffany’s audience (not a fan of ostentatious jewelry and don’t equate it with love) and Jay-Z’s hair is his business, not mine.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:42:53pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:46:58pm
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A dark and stormy covfefe  Sep 20, 2021 • 7:47:42pm

re: #22 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Even better, the PPC (racist dog whistles, anti-vaxx) are tied for 6th place in terms of seats, at this point, with zero. As for their leader…

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No Malarkey!  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:04:48pm

re: #24 A dark and stormy covfefe

Even better, the PPC (racist dog whistles, anti-vaxx) are tied for 6th place in terms of seats, at this point, with zero. As for their leader…

PPC is the Canadian version of current GOP. The Conservatives are like the GOP a generation ago.

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teleskiguy  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:15:22pm

JFC on a stick

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JOE 🥓  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:17:48pm

CBC has now called the election as a Liberal Minority government. The Conservatives are getting slightly more votes.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:21:41pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:34:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:50:29pm

hi

The furnace people today delivered all the new heating equipment to be installed, and measured in the attic for installation of ductwork. They will be back the day after tomorrow to deliver ductwork they have to make. They also have to subcontract a carpenter because our attic entry is too small for the equipment, however, there will be no additional charge for that.

Meanwhile, we are entering year two with no heat in the winter.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:52:01pm

re: #30 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Let’s fix that above. I don’t live in Steamboat Springs. Replaced with the proper tweet.

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ckkatz  Sep 20, 2021 • 8:56:44pm

From last thread:

re: #120 jaunte

“…An anti-vaccine activist since the 2000s, Tenpenny has called vaccines a “method of mass destruction” and “depopulation;” charges $623 for her “boot camp” to train people how to convince others to refrain from vaccination; and sells her book, “Saying No To Vaccines” for $578 on Amazon.”

re: #127 Eclectic Cyborg

$500 for a BOOK?! Holy crap.

Reminds me of that old joke:

Fours months ago I ordered the book “How to Scam People on the Internet”.
I still haven’t received it!

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No Malarkey!  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:02:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:06:55pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

No, it is not “a proud American tradition.”

good fucking grief

*stares in enslavement*
*stares in Navy*
*stares in public punishments under early theocratic state governments*

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:10:57pm

California is 69.1%

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:12:40pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:19:28pm

My speculation on Thursday has come to pass: On Worldometer, Florida has climbed above South Dakota and Connecticut to number 10 on the ranking of deaths per million. Its previous rate was 2,366; it’s now 2,416. It certainly seems that by next week this time Florida will ascend to number 9. DeSantis continues to be indifferent to the suffering in his state; he cares nothing about what happens to those who are poor or minorities. But he is not alone in this malicious negligence.

At the beginning of the pandemic when there was no guidance as to treatment, the Northeast states were the hardest hit by the disease; now it’s Republican states, states that are ignoring advice and allowing death and disease to run rampant.

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ckkatz  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:21:32pm

On the comments about the current Mars Rover remind me of the ones after Opportunity finally shut down. Behind a label because it’s sad:

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:22:49pm

Got my pleasant surprise of the day: After weeks of insisting he was going to file to retire as soon as DHS required all federal employees to get vaccinated, my Faux-watching dad today surprised the rest of the family by stating he was going to get the J&J vaccine.

He hasn’t said it aloud, but my mom remarked when we discussed it earlier today that it probably has to do with the reality that he needs at least another 1 to 1.5 years on-job before he can retire at the higher pension rate. Plus he does love his job, even if he hates the daily commute.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:25:36pm

Road Trip 2021: Plague Survival Edition

We arrived in Billings on Saturday and met with my wife’s 97 year old uncle and his son on Sunday. My wife brought her violin on our trip because she wanted to play for her uncle, which he absolutely loved.

Her uncle served in the Army from 1942 through 1946, 87th Infantry, 912th Ordnance, Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company and drove a halftrack off of a LST at Utah Beach on the third day. He was in Antwerp when the Battle of the Bulge was launched by the Germans. He told us about freeing the slaves at the Solingen knife factory (“They were really happy to see us”) and showed us one of his ‘souvenirs’ from the Solingen factory.

WWII Luftwaffe Officer Sword

Quite the artifact to look at and hold, that’s for darn sure! We’re now in Missoula, MT and heading to Spokane tomorrow for two days of visiting more family, including my wife’s 96 year old uncle there. Since the last picture was of a very nasty item from a very nasty regime during a very nasty time, how about ending this with a really cute picture of our new family member (who will be coming to his new home the second week of October)!

Archie (left) chilling with one of his brothers…

While we are enjoying the trip we are being very careful in our travels. Most everyone we have seen in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana are unmasked and out/about, so that explains the spreading sickness and deaths in those states. We were at a Subway in Billings yesterday and some really stupid parents brought a very sick child into the place. About 9-10 years, dry heavy cough and clearly having breathing issues. We stood on the other side of the place, masked and vaccinated, while waiting for our to-go order (no drive through). Heard a guy coughing his ass off at our hotel last night (through his door as we passed it during our stay), clearly very sick but still our traveling about.

Lots of “HIRING” signs on businesses everywhere we go but it seems few takers. Most businesses in small towns are not offering better wages, preferring to run understaffed and takeout only (for fast food businesses). Bigger towns are having the same problem but some businesses are offering better pay since there are more options for workers in those cities.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:27:38pm

re: #37 Hecuba’s daughter

My speculation on Thursday has come to pass: On Worldometer, Florida has climbed above South Dakota and Connecticut to number 10 on the ranking of deaths per million. Its previous rate was 2,366; it’s now 2,416. It certainly seems that by next week this time Florida will ascend to number 9. DeSantis continues to be indifferent to the suffering in his state; he cares nothing about what happens to those who are poor or minorities. But he is not alone in this malicious negligence.

At the beginning of the pandemic when there was no guidance as to treatment, the Northeast states were the hardest hit by the disease; now it’s Republican states, states that are ignoring advice and allowing death and disease to run rampant.

Which is exactly what the experts predicted would happen as the initial outbreaks in large urban areas began to ebb due to mitigation measures while rural communities that spurned such began to suffer their own outbreaks. IOW, this was an entirely avoidable scenario that the GQP has deliberately chosen to subject their constituents to for no other reason than to “stick it to the Libs.”

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ckkatz  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:36:27pm

The Washington Post Coronavirus Newsletter had this section regarding isolating when vaccinated, but testing positive.

Question:

“I just completed a bout with breakthrough (likely variant delta) coronavirus. When I tested two weeks after my isolation period with no symptoms, I was still testing positive. Am I contagious to others? How long will I continue to test positive?” — Ola in Texas

Answer:

First, we are sorry to hear you experienced a breakthrough coronavirus infection.

People who become infected with the coronavirus can actually test positive for quite a while, which may be happening to you, but that does not mean they are still contagious to others. One expert said that although people who receive an initial positive test result should certainly assume they are infectious and act accordingly, they do not need a negative result after the recommended isolation period to determine they are no longer contagious. In fact, some people have continued to test positive for months after an infection with the coronavirus.

This is more likely to happen when using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are the gold standard but are also very sensitive in detecting remnants of the coronavirus. The test is designed to look for evidence of viral RNA — the genetic material of the coronavirus — and the human body can shed viral RNA for a long time as it is getting rid of the virus, said Jennifer Nuzzo, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. But, she said, the test could be simply detecting fragments of RNA — not the whole, active virus, which would be required to infect other individuals.

“Just finding evidence that there’s viral RNA in your nose is not a great indication of whether you’re contagious,” she said.

There are other ways to try to assess whether the detected material is capable of transmission, such as taking a culture and trying to grow the virus in a lab. But, Nuzzo said, none of it is a perfect science.

That why some researchers are keener on antigen tests — the faster, sometimes less accurate tests that can be done at home. Nuzzo said the fact that these tests are less sensitive to smaller amounts of viral RNA that can be found in people who are no longer contagious, “may be a feature rather than a defect.” Also, she said, antigen tests can be repeated to confirm any negative test results.

All of that said, you should comply with testing and isolation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For testing, the CDC recommends that people who develop potential symptoms get tested. Beyond that, those who are vaccinated should be tested three to five days after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed coronavirus infection. Unvaccinated people should be tested after potential exposure, too, as well as after engaging in higher-risk activities such as traveling or attending crowded gatherings.

In terms of isolation, the CDC states that people who are symptomatic should isolate for 10 days after first experiencing symptoms and for 24 hours after they have been fever-free without using any fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen. Those who test positive but do not have any symptoms should isolate for 10 days after their initial positive test result.

The window in which people are most contagious is likely to be two or three days before and after symptoms appear, though scientists are still learning about this and other characteristics of the virus. Nuzzo said that based on what they know right now, once you have completed your isolation period, you can assume you are no longer spreading the virus, despite what your test results show.

Sorry, I do not have a link to the question, but here is the WashPost CoronaVrus page:
washingtonpost.com

edit - We got typos. Hopefully fewer now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:41:06pm

re: #35 Dread Pirate Ron

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California is 69.1%

I have no idea what my state is, because the state blocks all Covid data. By the time the three court cases against the Republican Party here are resolved, they will have achieved the maximum amount of people they can kill in a conservative genocide.

I guess then we get to take their stuff.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:42:40pm

re: #35 Dread Pirate Ron

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California is 69.1%

In my borough (Manhattan), it’s 80% of the entire population, 89% of the 18+ population.

Hah!!

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austin_blue  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:47:05pm

Just walked outside, and I want be with you, on this Harvest Moon.

Well, maybe next year.

Let’s hope.

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teleskiguy  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:49:05pm

re: #44 sagehen

In my borough (Manhattan), it’s 80% of the entire population, 89% of the 18+ population.

Hah!!

My county is at 58.6% fully vaccinated with 64.9% with at least one dose. And my county is definitely upper tier in re: income, education, etc. The county directly to the south of me is the 7th wealthiest county in the U.S. (Pitkin, county seat Aspen) They have very similar numbers.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:52:54pm

re: #306 teleskiguy

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Our girl Megan needs a higher profile.

We’re keeping her in Nebraska. We need some sane people in the Unicameral. /s

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:56:18pm

re: #38 ckkatz

On the comments about the current Mars Rover remind me of the ones after Opportunity finally shut down. Behind a label because it’s sad:

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that’s Spirit… but there’s a sequel happy-ish ending:

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austin_blue  Sep 20, 2021 • 9:58:54pm

re: #45 austin_blue

Just walked outside, and I want be with you, on this Harvest Moon.

Well, maybe next year.

Let’s hope.

See, that was a little wish upon a star that next year, we could all be together for, figuratively, a sweet reunion, wherever we happen to be.

And night Lizards, sweet scaly dreams.

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Ferdinand  Sep 20, 2021 • 10:07:46pm

68.9 percent over 12 fully vaccinated here in Washington, higher here in King County (Seattle).

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ckkatz  Sep 20, 2021 • 10:08:23pm

re: #48 sagehen
Happy (ish) endings are definitely much better.

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ckkatz  Sep 20, 2021 • 10:12:10pm

It’s time to mosey off. G’Nite all!

And the requisite Dad joke:

“Yoda, are you sure we are heading in the right direction?”
Yoda replies: “off course we are”.

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2021 • 10:37:47pm

re: #40 Odie Hugh Manatee

My wife’s aunt’s father was in the crew that first entered Hitler’s hideaway. She has artifacts he brought back…a knife, a swastika flag from a motorcycle, a piece of tile from Hitler’s bathtub, and a piece from Eva’s - all labeled…and a couple of other things. She had it all framed and displayed it in the entry to her condo for a few years. Finally someone said, “I know your dad was on our side, but this isn’t a good image.” and now it’s in her basement guest room and not so obvious.

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teleskiguy  Sep 20, 2021 • 10:40:03pm

re: #47 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We’re keeping her in Nebraska. We need some sane people in the Unicameral. /s

I think she knows in her heart and mind she’s needed where she’s at.

She makes waves, though. She’s courageous. And more people on the soshul meedias need to see her! I call her The AOC of the West.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2021 • 10:41:40pm

I’ve stayed up way too late, but I will leave you with this from Lost World: Jurassic Park:

King Lear won’t be back
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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:01:28pm

re: #55 Belafon

I’ve stayed up way too late, but I will leave you with this from Lost World: Jurassic Park:

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Few things were as funny in the 90s as the idea that Ah-nold was ever going to progress past being in one of two roles: beefy action star and overly-serious comic relief.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:07:36pm

re: #49 austin_blue

See, that was a little wish upon a star that next year, we could all be together for, figuratively, a sweet reunion, wherever we happen to be.

And night Lizards, sweet scaly dreams.

When we get past this nightmare, we need to hold an in-person LGF party.

I hope our esteemed host Mr. Johnson sets that up.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:20:17pm

25,000 Disney Workers Wish Upon A Class Action Lawsuit, Demand A Living Wage (Wonkette)

A referendum was passed some time ago requiring businesses in Anaheim which receive tax subsidies to pay $18.00 an hour, with which Disneyland is starting to comply.

However, since that referendum was passed, Anaheim gave Disneyland a huge tax subsidy to pay for a parking garage. The tax subsidy was paid for with a bond measure (never vote for unrestricted bonds), so the city is claiming since Disneyland is paying back the city over several decades, the parking garage people are not subject to the minimum wage passed in the city.

The suit, which was granted class action status in July, will determine whether $550 million contributed by Anaheim to construction of Disneyland’s Mickey and Friends garage constitutes a city subsidy. At the heart of the issue is whether Disney is taking a city subsidy because of the complicated way Anaheim is repaying municipal bonds it took out to pay for construction of the garage, which opened in 2000. The bonds are being repaid largely through taxes Disney pays and through hotel room taxes collected by the city as well. Randy Renick, the attorney who filed the class action suit, believes that repayment constitutes a city subsidy, since Disneyland keeps the revenue from the garage even though it was financed by the city.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:25:57pm

re: #53 darthstar

Her uncle keeps his war trophies hidden and from what his son says, we are the first people he has brought the sword out for in over twenty years. From what was said, he has a lot more stuff (P08 Luger, Walther P38 and other items) and he keeps it in a safety deposit box. It’s clear that he views the items as war booty and he’s glad to have contributed to the defeat of Hitler and his NAZI forces. He told us a few other war stories, but about life as a US soldier in a time of war. He didn’t talk about the battles but rather his work keeping the war machines oiled and running.

One hell of a guy, like all of the guys who went over to fight. He joined up right out of high school and did his stint with pride. Nice guy and funny as hell. One sweetly sad bit of the visit is that he asked my wife to play her violin at his funeral, which she accepted without hesitation.

She told him that she’s not in a hurry to do it and he agreed he wasn’t in a hurry either.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:33:10pm

re: #58 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

25,000 Disney Workers Wish Upon A Class Action Lawsuit, Demand A Living Wage (Wonkette)

A referendum was passed some time ago requiring businesses in Anaheim which receive tax subsidies to pay $18.00 an hour, with which Disneyland is starting to comply.

However, since that referendum was passed, Anaheim gave Disneyland a huge tax subsidy to pay for a parking garage. The tax subsidy was paid for with a bond measure (never vote for unrestricted bonds), so the city is claiming since Disneyland is paying back the city over several decades, the parking garage people are not subject to the minimum wage passed in the city.

The regular reminder that even if you and all your friends can get together and get enough people to show up to the polls to enact a living wage, businesses will still figure out ways to get out of paying it where they can.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:33:32pm

re: #53 darthstar

My wife’s aunt’s father was in the crew that first entered Hitler’s hideaway. She has artifacts he brought back…a knife, a swastika flag from a motorcycle, a piece of tile from Hitler’s bathtub, and a piece from Eva’s - all labeled…and a couple of other things. She had it all framed and displayed it in the entry to her condo for a few years. Finally someone said, “I know your dad was on our side, but this isn’t a good image.” and now it’s in her basement guest room and not so obvious.

My grandfather was there too. Somewhere hidden in my father’s garage is a candlestick holder that has a swastika base and Hitler’s… nutcracker. It’s shaped like a woman’s legs.

It’s nothing we ever displayed, but I think the nutcracker is hilarious and I’ll never get rid of it.

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teleskiguy  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:41:27pm
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John Hughes  Sep 20, 2021 • 11:52:36pm

re: #55 Belafon

Arnold had already made the same joke in 1994’s Last Action Hero.

(Macbeth rather than Lear, but same joke).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 12:32:39am

Aaaaaand, he caves.

Ricketts says Nebraska is bringing back COVID dashboard (Omaha World-Herald, three hours ago)

LINCOLN — With hospitalizations rising and some hospitals increasingly stretched to the limit, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday signed an order reinstating the state’s online COVID-19 information dashboard.

Health care officials applauded the move, saying it will make it easier to plan for and manage local outbreaks.

“You can’t make good decisions without good data,” said Dr. Bob Rauner, president of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln.

New daily hospitalizations in Nebraska rose more than 20% last week to 50 per day, according to figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, an average of nearly 400 hospital beds were occupied by COVID patients on any given day last week.

(more)

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Targetpractice  Sep 21, 2021 • 12:35:48am

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Aaaaaand, he caves.

Ricketts says Nebraska is bringing back COVID dashboard (Omaha World-Herald, three hours ago)

(more)

Which raises the next question: Just how will they cook the books to make it look like he’s not just presiding over the slow extinction of his voter base?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 12:38:53am

re: #64 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The recent figures have suggested a flattening of case numbers following a two-month surge fueled by the more contagious delta variant. But [Dr. David] Brett-Major [University of Nebraska Medical Center Infectious Disease Specialist] said it’s too early to suggest cases have peaked.

He cited a lack of available testing in rural parts of the state. He also noted that when he and some colleagues were traveling in western Nebraska recently, they at times found testing hard to come by. [really, I wouldn’t have guessed that, seeing we have no testing centres because the governor closed them all]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 12:41:31am

re: #65 Targetpractice

Which raises the next question: Just how will they cook the books to make it look like he’s not just presiding over the slow extinction of his voter base?

The previous dashboard was updated by the public health districts and Nebraska Med.

His executive order already includes a new shutdown order if Covid-19 infections drop below 10% of all hospitalisations.

The lying part is here in the article:

Since the dashboard came down, the CDC also has no longer been releasing county-level outbreak and death data for Nebraska, though state officials have insisted they continued to provide those numbers to the federal agency.

The claim being that it’s really the CDC hiding the data, not the state.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 12:48:13am

Well, I went looking, and what we have right now is a “hospital capacity dashboard.”

It breaks down the percentages of Covid-19 and non-Covid beds which are occupied, and the percentages of ICU beds, along with percentage of beds which are staffed (we’re sucking in that department).

datanexus-dhhs.ne.gov

It’s done as a “guest account” so I can’t see if public heath officials and physicians have access to more data.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 12:51:38am

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Looking around more, I can find other data, such as the case rate per 100,000.

Looking at my county, we are the 4th highest in the state, at 826/100,000 over the last two weeks.

That also makes us the second-highest in the Panhandle (after Box Butte, seat Alliance).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 1:16:22am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Basically, all the same information is available as it was on the old dashboard, plus some additional stuff; it’s both arranged differently, and on a state server rather than Arcgis.

Statewide: Percent fully vaccinated: 65.96
Partially vaccinated: 5.53
Weekly positivity rate: 8.8% (same as previous week)

Morrill County (home):
Percent fully vaccinated: 34% (population 12+: 4,033)
Cases in the last 14 days: 40
Total cases: 640

The Panhandle Public Health District changed their dashboard to show Scott’s Bluff County, North Panhandle, and South Panhandle (+Grant County)

Case rate last two weeks: 258.5/100,000
Percent fully vaccinated: 36%
Weekly positivity rate: 12.3% (last week 10.8%)
CDC transmissibility risk: High
Most cases by age: 20-29, then 30-39
In hospital: 28
pphd.org

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 21, 2021 • 1:19:56am

Her god is a dick.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 1:25:26am

re: #71 Dread Pirate Ron

Her god is a dick.

Hey Marge, that’s why Canada and the European Union has flaming asteroids coming down from on High, because of all those abortions.

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teleskiguy  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:01:29am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:07:04am

I really don’t understand the lyrics to this. Maybe it makes sense on LSD.

YouTube

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:13:16am

In regional news, a ransomware attack has shut down a major northern Iowa co-op.

Major Iowa cooperative offline after cyberattack (Mason City, Iowa Globe-Gazette)

A Fort Dodge-based cooperative with several locations across North Iowa was struck by a ransomware attack and has shut down its computer systems as a result.

NEW Cooperative confirmed through a statement that it had been attacked and was working with law enforcement and security experts to mitigate the damage.

NEW Cooperative operates grain elevators in many parts of Iowa, buys crops from farmers, sells fertilizers and other chemicals for growing crops, and owns the tech platform SoilMap that helps farmers maximize the use of their land for optimum crop growth.

“New Cooperative recently identified a cybersecurity incident that is impacting some of our company’s devices and systems,” according to an earlier statement from the cooperative. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively taken our systems offline to contain the threat, and we can confirm it has been successfully contained.”

and

A Russian-speaking cybercriminal group named BlackMatter has taken responsibility for the attack, according to its website and is seeking $5.9 million in “ransom” for the data, which includes financial and human resources information, as well as the source code for SoilMap, according to a story posted on the news wire service reuters.com. SoilMap’s website says its information is currently unavailable.

After bloomberg.com published a story on its site on Monday about the attack it was contacted by BlackMatter, who said it did not believe New Cooperative is critical infrastructure.

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:16:21am

Local news:

Wildfires in Nebraska Panhandle are largely under control

Two aggressive wildfires that threatened to race away from firefighters in western Nebraska had largely been brought under control by Monday afternoon.

The Vista Trend fire southwest of Scottsbluff was 100% contained, and the Post fire near Crawford was 50% contained, said Alyssa Sanders of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

(more at the Omaha World-Herald)

The Nebraska Panhandle is in severe drought.Wildfires in Nebraska Panhandle are largely under control

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:18:59am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

The two fires, about 70 miles apart, have burned about 9,000 acres. The fire near Scottsbluff burned about 3,600 acres, and the fire near Crawford has burned about 5,400 acres, according to NEMA.

Schroeder said that firefighters from across Nebraska and surrounding states have pitched in to fight the fires and that nonprofit groups and other volunteers have worked behind the scenes to help.

In total, several hundred local firefighters and state and federal personnel have been working to knock down the fires, Schroeder said. A number of homes were evacuated, but as of Monday, none were known to have been lost to the fires, he said.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:21:31am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Other than the fires in Sequoia National Park we’ve got most of the rest tamped down in California: barring any windy weather, that is.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:29:32am

re: #78 Dread Pirate Ron

Other than the fires in Sequoia National Park we’ve got most of the rest tamped down in California: barring any windy weather, that is.

We have the problem that high winds cause prairie fires to move at many miles per hour. Though these fires are over in the western Panhandle counties, the Hackberry Fire in Redington (which they just finally put out) had us on evacuation standby on the other side of the county.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:32:18am

Comment in the OWH Public Pulse (letters to the editor):

Conservative logic:

1) Abortion affects everyone in the world

2) Covid only affects the infected individual.

Meanwhile, Governor Ricketts has weighed in on the racist gerrymandering fight here with the same talking point: I think it would be great if Omaha was represented by two people rather than one.

GOP parrots across the state have been using that for two weeks: They need to get new material.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:45:04am

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:46:34am

re: #81 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:50:52am

The Rocklin, Calif. police department says they will review this incident due to the amount of attention it received after being amplified on Reddit.

I presume if it received little or no attention, it would be “everything’s normal here.”

(video, 0:57. I still think Time should nominate the cell phone camera as person of the year.)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:53:56am

re: #83 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

In the video, when the police officer grabs the man’s wrist to handcuff him, he bends the man’s arm in such a way that it appears he’s trying to dislocate his shoulder or break his wrist. The man screams out in pain over it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:55:43am

To protect and serve.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:00:31am

To protect and serve.

Cop’s ‘Sex on Car’ Goes Viral (Albuquerque Journal, September 3)

In broad daylight, captured by security cameras.

He was fired, but no charges will be brought. At the very least, a non-cop would be charged with having sex in public and registered as a sex offender.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:02:58am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Like the Madison incident, the officer was only investigated after it went nationwide.

State Police officials have refused to identify the officer, but the Journal has learned that he is Bert Lopez, the “State Police Officer of the Year” in State Police District 1 in 2010. He is on paid administrative leave while the department investigates.

I think New Mexico needs to rethink its criteria for determining a “police officer of the year.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:14:26am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:26:13am

Confronting men who harass women and girls needs to happen way more often. (video, 2:20)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:34:33am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:39:52am

I’m off to bed.

The HVAC folks from Scottsbluff may be here again tomorrow (or the next day, we’ll see).

Right now it’s 45°F and overcast. Tonight’s low has been scheduled for 37°F.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:46:18am

Arctic ice for the last month of summer: Image: arcticictn-nowcast-anim30d.gif

Not much thick ice left. Indeed, no really thick ice.

It was similar last year.

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2021 • 3:56:12am
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Teukka  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:01:47am

Two Youtube notes:
The first is that I’ve gotten a lot of ads for the “Fox News International” app as of late. Any other Lizardim which have experienced this vile heresy interrupting their Youtube videos?
The second is that Project Veritas appears to be at it again, this time with some “exposé” on the CoViD-19 vaccine (spoilered because reasons):

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:02:39am

re: #94 Teukka

Two Youtube notes:
The first is that I’ve gotten a lot of ads for the “Fox News International” app as of late. Any other Lizardim which have experienced these heretics on their Youtube videos.
The second is that Project Veritas appears to be at it again, this time with some “exposé” on the CoViD-19 vaccine (spoilered because reasons):

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Oh, jeez, is that why Project Veritas was trending late yesterday? Fucking assholes.

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jeffreyw  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:29:32am

Good morning!

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John Hughes  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:32:59am

re: #72 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Hey Marge, that’s why Canada and the European Union has flaming asteroids coming down from on High, because of all those abortions.

Well, there is a volcano in La Palma…

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steve_davis  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:36:28am

re: #62 teleskiguy

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wholeheartedly agree. if i were going on a space voyage and was only allowed one recording artist’s catalog, I’d take the Stones. There’s just way, way more there. I want to hear Sgt. Peppers in its entirety maybe once every ten years. And that’s one of basically 5 really good Beatles albums. The first album sucks. The fourth album is rushed. Yellow Submarine is a throw-away. Fool on the Hill has basically two good tracks that should have been on Sergeant Pepper. The White Album is vastly overrated. The last two were produced by people that hated each other’s guts at the time.

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:45:01am

re: #98 steve_davis

wholeheartedly agree. if i were going on a space voyage and was only allowed one recording artist’s catalog, I’d take the Stones.

Not Bowie?

ETA: I could also make a case for Springsteen.
ETAA: or Prince.

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William Lewis  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:49:33am

re: #98 steve_davis

wholeheartedly agree. if i were going on a space voyage and was only allowed one recording artist’s catalog, I’d take the Stones. .

Pfah. You want more? You want The Who. The Beatles had 3 great albums, the Stones had 5, ending with Exile on Main Street. Pete’s still putting out better & more creative work.

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steve_davis  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:51:59am

re: #99 sagehen

Not Bowie?

ETA: I could also make a case for Springsteen.
ETAA: or Prince.

well, I was having to choose between Beatles and Stones!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 21, 2021 • 4:52:24am

Here’s article by Bob Lefsetz talking about who’s in good position and who isn’t to mine back catalogs:

If you’re interested in the recorded music business you must read this article.

Used to be, in the first decade of this century, when music was the canary in the coal mine for digital disruption, everyone was tuned into the business and when a player spoke they got heard.

Not anymore. You’re probably unaware of Hartwig Masuch’s words.

The big news of the past week has been about Universal Music going public. You may have seen the puff piece about Lucian Grainge in the “Financial Times”: on.ft.com It doesn’t really tell you anything you don’t know, and Lucian deserves kudos, but the question is where the business is heading, the fact that Universal dominates new music, is that as laudable as it seems?

You see all the money is in catalog. Turns out the classics of the past are much more valuable than the hits of today. With everything in recorded music history available on streaming sites new music has to compete with the old and the verdict is in, people favor the old, by a large margin, 70% to 30%. How much does it cost a record company to stream old music? Right now essentially nothing. You just put it up there and reap the rewards. Might that change in the future, when the business acknowledges the power of the past? Yes, in many cases labels would be better off promoting the old acts, Queen is light years more popular than any new act.

And Universal, as a result of consolidation, has the best catalog, so it is positioned well for the future, but when investors start looking at costs are they going to get pissed how much is spent on new product for so little return? And are we going to see the breakup of these companies, since catalog is so much more valuable than new material? And even if you break new material, will it be classic in the future, or is it one and done? A moment in time. That people in the future won’t be that eager to visit.

We’ve already seen the separation of publishing from recordings. Used to be big acts owned their own publishing and just made administration deals. But it turns out their catalogs were undervalued, and once Pimary Wave and Round Hill and Hipgnosis came along and offered big bucks, a multiple far outstripping previous prices, artists started to sell. And now so many of the greatest songs of all time are no longer controlled by the major label publishers. And Merck just started a songwriters guild… Bottom line, publishers are underpaid on streaming, because of the majors’ leverage. But that leverage is eroding, will there be a righting of the wrong? Furthermore, despite the big ticket purchase of Bob Dylan’s catalog by Universal and Paul Simon’s by Sony, the truth is these companies are now rearguard operations, they’re only dipping their toe while the new independent players are all in. In addition, the new players are putting far more effort, money and time, into their acquisitions. Most legacy publishers are about picking up the phone, the new ones are much more active.

And publishing is a predictable business. Why should it be tied up with a record company blowing all that money on new artists? You’re taking a steady income and jeopardizing it. Investors don’t like this.

There is so much institutional b.s. that needs to be corrected. Like executive salaries. Hartwig posits that a $10 million salary requires 2 billion streams just to pay for it. Actually, in truth the numbers are even worse.

More here….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:01:51am

re: #102 Eric The Fruit Bat

There is so much institutional b.s. that needs to be corrected. Like executive salaries. Hartwig posits that a $10 million salary requires 2 billion streams just to pay for it. Actually, in truth the numbers are even worse.

What is the point of even becoming a capitalist if you cannot earn a $10 million CEO salary?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:04:19am

re: #42 ckkatz

The Washington Post Coronavirus Newsletter had this section regarding isolating when vaccinated, but testing positive.

Sorry, I do not have a link to the question, but here is the WashPost CoronaVrus page:
washingtonpost.com

edit - We got typos. Hopefully fewer now.

Thanks—that’s what we have been struggling with since we tested positive. We found most of it around the web, but the preferential use of the home test is new to us—will explore availability. We will add a few days to our isolation just to be (more) sure.

Day 11, good numbers, barely identifiable symptoms (they are faded into the annual Fall pollen muck).

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:08:09am

re: #104 Decatur Deb

Thanks—that’s what we have been struggling with since we tested positive. We found most of it around the web, but the preferential use of the home test is new to us—will explore availability. We will add a few days to our isolation just to be (more) sure.

Day 11, good numbers, barely identifiable symptoms (they are faded into the annual Fall pollen muck).

Sounds like you and the Mrs. are going to make it through just fine. Vaccines work, people.

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John Hughes  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:11:28am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What is the point of even becoming a capitalist if you cannot earn a $10 million CEO salary?

If you’re earning a salary you’re not a capitalist.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:14:35am

re: #106 John Hughes

If you’re earning a salary you’re not a capitalist.

True dat, salaries are subject to income tax and income tax is for suckers…

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:32:31am

Alabama liberal politician (it could happen):

“Most Americans couldn’t identify socialism if it deposited a Social Security check into their FDIC-guaranteed bank account.”

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:33:47am
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:36:10am
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:39:00am
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:43:37am
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:45:12am
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:50:39am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:52:11am

re: #114 Belafon

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Won’t stop the Horse Paste Eaters from having their party!

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:52:13am

re: #44 sagehen

New Jersey has vaccinated over 70% with 1+ vaccines. Bergen County has vaccinated 74%. Cumberland county has done a piss poor job with just 52%.

Cumberland has 150,000 residents.
Bergen has 930,000 residents.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:53:51am

It was and has always been projection like IMAX.

GOPers have been on the take from Russian sources for years. NRA has been funneling Russian money to GOPers too.

And the prosecutions keep on coming.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:55:19am

re: #116 lawhawk

New Jersey has vaccinated over 70% with 1+ vaccines. Bergen County has vaccinated 74%. Cumberland county has done a piss poor job with just 52%.

Cumberland has 150,000 residents.
Bergen has 930,000 residents.

Hennepin County, the most populous county in Minnesota, has vaccinated 75.3% of 12+, with 79.2% having at least one shot. The state overall is at 67.9% and 71.7%, respectively.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 5:57:21am

re: #44 sagehen

In my borough (Manhattan), it’s 80% of the entire population, 89% of the 18+ population.

Hah!!

re: #116 lawhawk

New Jersey has vaccinated over 70% with 1+ vaccines. Bergen County has vaccinated 74%. Cumberland county has done a piss poor job with just 52%.

Cumberland has 150,000 residents.
Bergen has 930,000 residents.

Manhattan is a special case, though. When last I knew, the daytime tourist and commuter load about doubled the resident population. Many are the well-vaxxed New Jersey traffic, but a lot are like the assholes from Texas.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:01:18am

re: #119 Decatur Deb

We can only count residents, because they are a known number. That’s a baseline. We then have to push the vaccination rate down because of those who travel here who aren’t vaccinated, or up, if they’re coming and are vaccinated.

If you’re in the NYC metro area, you’re more likely to come to Manhattan and are already vaccinated. If you’re coming from outside NYC metro you’re less likely to come vaccinated, and that’s where those national mandates come in to play.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:03:21am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:08:43am

re: #121 lawhawk

Wife missed the window for monoclonal, had to shop for a doc to test her at all. I got the bag of Good Stuff, was glad to get it. The effect is short, but claims to be very significant in preventing hospitalization (and it really knocked down the Day3/Day4 symptoms).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:18:09am

re: #102 Eric The Fruit Bat

In part because time has essentially winnowed the 70-85% crap content of old music into the dumpster already. The marginal or outright bad acts are gone. The mediocre content put out by better acts is easily ignored, or missed by listening to compilation albums of their material. Which leaves a refined amount of what is essentially good material for current acts to compete with.

I purposefully do try to listen to full albums of older acts that I like. A lot of dross that I can see why the “hit” compilations ignored them. I also find songs, or albums, that I prefer to a group’s hit singles or records in any case. And for groups or artists that never seemed to put out an album that I liked enough of to purchase the various services will let me cherry pick individual songs if I want to spend the money.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:19:21am

re: #104 Decatur Deb

Thanks—that’s what we have been struggling with since we tested positive. We found most of it around the web, but the preferential use of the home test is new to us—will explore availability. We will add a few days to our isolation just to be (more) sure.

Day 11, good numbers, barely identifiable symptoms (they are faded into the annual Fall pollen muck).

Glad to see you’re getting better.

The “Fall pollen much” has me wondering on/off if I am coming down with a case. Running low fever now and then. Congestion and cough, etc. etc.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:20:16am

New Hampshire was the shining star of vaccination in late spring early summer, but now we’re dead last in New England. The anti-vax people are unmoved. They show up to picket the (R) Governor’s home, they flood community FB pages with disinformation, they whine about “my body, my choice,” and they are well represented in state government.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:26:08am

The same people slamming AOC’s dress loved Melania’s “I Really Don’t Care Do You” coat.

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Dangerman  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:32:09am

Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) denounced the Horry County Republican Party’s promotion of ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, to treat Covid-19, the Columbia State reports.

Said Rice: “That the leaders of the Horry County Republican Party believe it is appropriate to advocate for medical treatment for any illness is simply insane. Especially in the middle of a plague, and in opposition to the guidance of the Center for Disease Control, the National Institute of Health, and 95% of the Physicians in the country.”

He added: “Folks, talk to your doctor if you want medical advice.”

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:33:21am

re: #127 Dangerman

And I have relatives in Myrtle Beach & Sumter swearing that Ivermectin protects them from Covid.

I give up.

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Dangerman  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:33:30am
Missouri’s legal ethics watchdog has asked the state Supreme Court to suspend U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey’s (R) law license for six months after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault in a widely publicized gun-waving incident during a police brutality protest last summer,” the Kansas City Star reports.

There’s really a question?
Oh wait..Missouri

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:34:31am

re: #129 Dangerman

There’s really a question?
Oh wait..Missouri

Braindead Bransonland.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:39:48am

Had not come across this live version of this song before.

Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (Beyond The Sun LIVE!) Full HD 1080p

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:45:57am

Getting vaccinated is the only way to protect yourself:

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:48:30am
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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:51:26am

re: #133 Belafon

No major organized religions prohibit vaccinations. They’re substituting “belief” for religion, and trying to avoid vaccination mandates that way.

But these same people have also gotten vaccines in past - so the problem isn’t vaccinations, but their political worldview overriding all else.

Fox has pushed their misinformed masses into believing that vaccinations are bad, and it’s killing their base.

And Fox and the GOP don’t care how many die, because they’re not losing enough people to the pandemic to change the political landscape. Or, they think that these deaths actually reflect badly on Biden, not the GOP that perpetrated this disinformation campaign.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:51:42am

Re: What set list do you want on your desert island, I’m going with the Voyager record:

Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor. 4:40
Java, court gamelan, “Kinds of Flowers,” recorded by Robert Brown. 4:43
Senegal, percussion, recorded by Charles Duvelle. 2:08
Zaire, Pygmy girls’ initiation song, recorded by Colin Turnbull. 0:56
Australia, Aborigine songs, “Morning Star” and “Devil Bird,” recorded by Sandra LeBrun Holmes. 1:26
Mexico, “El Cascabel,” performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi México. 3:14
“Johnny B. Goode,” written and performed by Chuck Berry. 2:38
New Guinea, men’s house song, recorded by Robert MacLennan. 1:20
Japan, shakuhachi, “Tsuru No Sugomori” (“Crane’s Nest,”) performed by Goro Yamaguchi. 4:51
Bach, “Gavotte en rondeaux” from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux. 2:55
Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria, no. 14. Edda Moser, soprano. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor. 2:55
Georgian S.S.R., chorus, “Tchakrulo,” collected by Radio Moscow. 2:18
Peru, panpipes and drum, collected by Casa de la Cultura, Lima. 0:52
“Melancholy Blues,” performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. 3:05
Azerbaijan S.S.R., bagpipes, recorded by Radio Moscow. 2:30
Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, conductor. 4:35
Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano. 4:48
Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor. 7:20
Bulgaria, “Izlel je Delyo Hagdutin,” sung by Valya Balkanska. 4:59
Navajo Indians, Night Chant, recorded by Willard Rhodes. 0:57
Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, “The Fairie Round,” performed by David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London. 1:17
Solomon Islands, panpipes, collected by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service. 1:12
Peru, wedding song, recorded by John Cohen. 0:38
China, ch’in, “Flowing Streams,” performed by Kuan P’ing-hu. 7:37
India, raga, “Jaat Kahan Ho,” sung by Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar. 3:30
“Dark Was the Night,” written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson. 3:15
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Opus 130, Cavatina, performed by Budapest String Quartet. 6:37

Note that Bach (3 hits) is the only artist given more than two tracks. At that, it’s not his best sessions.

voyager.jpl.nasa.gov

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Wile E. Wonka  Sep 21, 2021 • 6:55:21am

re: #74 Dread Pirate Ron

I really don’t understand the lyrics to this. Maybe it makes sense on LSD.

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Video

Oh, I dunno. Seems pretty clearly to be a song about the first moon landing, still in the headlines at the time. (song came out in 1969)

The lyrics are a love letter to the moon, from the point of view of someone who Just Knows (tm) now that humans have started exploring the moon, the obvious next steps (if history repeats itself) are that we’ll exploit, colonize, pollute, and ruin it.

The protest-song politics of a bunch of those “acid rock” cats sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. But Canned Heat (and a few others) never lost their connection to Woody Guthrie.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:07:21am

re: #135 Decatur Deb

Re: What set list do you want on your desert island, I’m going with the Voyager record:

Note that Bach (3 hits) is the only artist given more than two tracks. At that, it’s not his best sessions.

voyager.jpl.nasa.gov

Galactic Council President: OK, sounds like they’re a species worth saving. All in favor?
*Bagpipe plays*
President: GAAH. Never mind. Clear the planet for an intergalactic bypass.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:14:35am

High weirdness— Ten minutes after I posted the Voyager disc playlist, Wife read a tweet forward by one of our subversive Dems.

Maybe aliens don’t talk to us because we’re creepy. We sent weird mixtapes, unsolicited nudes with directions to our house!

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:22:36am

re: #129 Dangerman

There’s really a question?
Oh wait..Missouri

Didn’t TFG pardon him? That’s like the conviction never happened.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:23:31am

re: #135 Decatur Deb

Re: What set list do you want on your desert island, I’m going with the Voyager record:

Note that Bach (3 hits) is the only artist given more than one track. At that, it’s not his best sessions.

The Vulcans intercept Voyager, play the record and ask why Frank Zappa wasn’t on it because they’re fascinated with Valley Girl…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:25:06am

Of the three counties closest to me (including the one in which I live), the one with the highest rate of fully vaccinated residents is at 43%.

The HIGHEST.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:25:17am

Regarding those lawsuits against the abortion provider here in Texas:

Men in Arkansas and Illinois quickly filed lawsuits against Braid under the new Texas law, which allows anyone, anywhere, to go after anyone who “aids or abets” a woman getting an abortion. Felipe Gomez of Illinois filed his suit as a “Pro-Choice plaintiff” seeking to get the law declared unconstitutional. Oscar Stilley, who describes himself in his complaint as a “disbarred and disgraced former Arkansas lawyer” on home confinement for “utterly fraudulent federal charges,” wants that $10,000.
“If this is a free-for-all, and it’s $10,000, I want my $10,000,” he told The New York Times. “And yes, I do aim to collect.”

This is just a tiny fraction of the circus Texas Republicans invited with this law, but they’re somehow surprised and unhappy about it.

According to the legislative director of Texas Right to Life, which lobbied for the bounty hunter law, “Neither of these lawsuits are valid attempts to save innocent human lives.” You don’t say! Instead, he continued, “Both cases are self-serving legal stunts, abusing the cause of action created in the Texas Heartbeat Act for their own purposes.”


The geniuses over at Texas Right to Life also “believe Braid published his Op-Ed intending to attract imprudent lawsuits.” Again: You don’t say! What tipped them off? Was it the part where he said in a major newspaper that he had broken a law that requires someone harmed by it to challenge its constitutionality in court? In the same op-ed, he wrote, “I understand that by providing an abortion beyond the new legal limit, I am taking a personal risk, but it’s something I believe in strongly. Represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, my clinics are among the plaintiffs in an ongoing federal lawsuit to stop S.B. 8.”

Duh. Who would have guessed, other than those who understand humans, what was going to happen?

dailykos.com

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:26:09am

re: #142 Belafon

Reload

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:28:08am

re: #142 Belafon

Because people would never take advantage of something to get money.

//

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:30:29am

re: #142 Belafon

Regarding those lawsuits against the abortion provider here in Texas:

Duh. Who would have guessed, other than those who understand humans, what was going to happen?

dailykos.com

TexASS is offering free money. Who wouldn’t want an easy $10,000!

The real fun is going to come when out of staters name Texas Republican politicians aiding women getting abortions. Hot Wheels Abbott will be named in dozens of lawsuits!

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:34:27am

re: #145 JOE 🥓

TexASS is offering free money. Who wouldn’t want an easy $10,000!

The real fun is going to come when out of staters name Texas Republican politicians aiding women getting abortions. Hot Wheels Abbott will be named in dozens of lawsuits!

We don’t call a disabled person “Hot Wheels” here.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:36:30am

re: #139 sagehen

Didn’t TFG pardon him? That’s like the conviction never happened.

I thought the legal implication of a presidential pardon was that by accepting the pardon, it was an admission of guilt. I know it has something to do with not being able to plead the Fifth Amendment regarding the matter for which you were pardoned, because that’s been talked about with some of TFG’s “pre-emptive pardons” of his higher-level minions and if they get subpoenaed to testify in the ongoing investigations and court cases.

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darthstar  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:36:32am

re: #117 lawhawk

It was and has always been projection like IMAX.

GOPers have been on the take from Russian sources for years. NRA has been funneling Russian money to GOPers too.

And the prosecutions keep on coming.

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Really hoping the Epik hack leads to more evidence along these lines.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:39:42am

re: #139 sagehen

Didn’t TFG pardon him? That’s like the conviction never happened.

It’s a different thing he did. Trump didn’t pardon him for all crimes.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:39:45am

re: #146 Punish Domestic Terrorists

We don’t call a disabled person “Hot Wheels” here.

I am disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. Abbot got a nice chunk of cash and turned around and decided to fuck anyone else in the same situation. Abbott also says that the Americans With Disabilities Act should be repealed.

He gets to be called whatever I choose to call that phony asshole.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:41:22am

re: #150 JOE 🥓

I am disabled with rheumatoid arthritis. Abbot got a nice chunk of cash and turned around and decided to fuck anyone else in the same situation. Abbott also says that the Americans With Disabilities Act should be repealed.

He gets to be called whatever I choose to call that phony asshole.

You now know that this sort of thing is not OK here. You may have missed the discussion when someone else called him “wheels.” What you do with that information is up to you.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:44:00am

I think we should work in making it so that people with the last name Abbott look to try to change their names.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 7:57:55am

re: #152 Belafon

I think we should work in making it so that people with the last name Abbott look to try to change their names.

Still nostalgic for The Age of Shame, are ‘ya?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:00:54am

re: #152 Belafon

I think we should work in making it so that people with the last name Abbott look to try to change their names.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Hey Abbott!

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Dragonomics  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:08:07am

The numbers of GOP voters dying is starting to matter. For awhile, their deaths were inconsequential to the ballot box, but that is changing as the graves fill. I never thought it could get to the point where the disinformation would negatively effect them at the polls.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:08:50am

An interesting article on the “Santa Claus” theory of modern US elections, the proponent of that, the phrase “supply-side economics,” and why Republicans keep getting away with spending, cutting taxes, and accusing Democrats of being spenders. A good explanation of why Manchin needs to shut up about deficits.

dailykos.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:10:48am

re: #131 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Had not come across this live version of this song before.

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Heard this version from the Umbrella Academy series.

Parra for Cuva ft. Anna Naklab - Wicked Games (Official Music Video)

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ckkatz  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:15:38am

re: #96 jeffreyw

A herd of cats!

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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:19:13am

I have cousins that live in Alabama, in the high-tech community around Huntsville.

The reported death toll there, as bad as it is, is still far short of the REAL death toll, because hospitals and doctors are under pressure from families to report the deaths as “pneumonia.”

Long-term, this is really going to bite the GOP in the ass. In the short term, however, a lot of people are going to suffer.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:20:50am

Someone’s having a BAD day!

Eric Trump’s lawyer drops him as client in Trump Org fraud suit: report

Marc Mukasey of Mukasey Frenchman LLP informed a New York state Supreme Court judge in Manhattan that he was withdrawing from the case on Sept. 14. The move comes one day after a judge’s order to seal a stipulation between the parties was filed. Before that agreement, the docket shows no activity in this case since January. It’s not clear if there’s any connection between the agreement and Mukasey’s departure.

forbes.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:23:38am

re: #160 JOE 🥓

I love waking up to good news.

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CleverToad  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:24:13am

re: #61 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

My grandfather was there too. Somewhere hidden in my father’s garage is a candlestick holder that has a swastika base and Hitler’s… nutcracker. It’s shaped like a woman’s legs.

It’s nothing we ever displayed, but I think the nutcracker is hilarious and I’ll never get rid of it.

Okay, now we want pictures…

Great stories, all of them. Glad for the folks who are still here to tell the stories, and the ones who told the stories before we lost ‘em.

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wrenchwench  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:24:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:27:39am
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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:27:45am

re: #163 wrenchwench

They could have just gotten the uniforms from Paramount.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:28:42am

re: #165 JOE 🥓

They could have just gotten the uniforms from Paramount.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:31:06am

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They could have gone down the Rudi Gernreich Space:1999 route!

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jeffreyw  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:31:35am

re: #153 Decatur Deb

Still nostalgic for The Age of Shame, are ‘ya?

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jeffreyw  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:34:19am

re: #158 ckkatz

A herd of cats!

I ran across that photo this morning and it made me smile. A coworker Mrs J had at the local shelter.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:37:14am

In Space, nobody cares about your seam. //

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:38:38am

re: #163 wrenchwench

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As much as I wish they would have come up with a better name than Space Force, I used to have to wear the Ice Cream Man uniform, dungarees, and the dress uniform with the flap on the back in the Navy, so I really don’t think these are that bad.

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John Hughes  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:39:43am

re: #163 wrenchwench

So what color are the uniforms for base security going to be?

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Danack  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:40:44am

re: #155 Dragonomics

The numbers of GOP voters dying is starting to matter. For awhile, their deaths were inconsequential to the ballot box, but that is changing as the graves fill.

(recycling a comment from elsewhere)

The total toll on voters is going to heavily skew Republican:

i) The death rate is higher in older people, and older people are a lot more likely to vote Republican.

ii) Unvaccinated people are at least 100 times more likely to die from infection than vaccinated. Although there are unvaccinated Democrats, a population that voted Democrat is likely to have a higher vaccination rate, and so there will be less community spread, and there will be less deaths per number infected. In Republican areas, where there are more people unvaccinated, there will be a higher level of community transmission, higher deaths per infection, and the hospitals in those areas are more likely to be overwhelmed.

iii) People who refuse to wear masks are assholes, and assholes tend to vote Republican. Not wearing a mask means you’re way more likely to be infected or infect others. Again, this is going to result in higher community transmission in Republican areas than Democratic ones, as well as individual Republican voters more likely to be infected, even those who live in areas that vote Democratic.

There’s also going to be a big factor of a Republican voter who knows someone close to them who dies of Covid-19, or who gets it and recovers slowly are less likely to vote Republican at the next election.

But I think this means Republicans are only going to double-down on their derp. Until they lose power, they are not going to change course, and so for now, keeping their base energised with hate is still the best strategy for the short term.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:41:05am
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John Hughes  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:41:45am

re: #171 Belafon

As much as I wish they would have come up with a better name than Space Force, I used to have to wear the Ice Cream Man uniform, dungarees, and the dress uniform with the flap on the back in the Navy, so I really don’t think these are that bad.

Would you rather wear the sea camouflage? Very butch, not so good if you fall in the water.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:42:46am

re: #168 jeffreyw

Shame is the basis of social control. We gave it up for litigation and baboons with badges.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:42:47am

re: #172 John Hughes

So what color are the uniforms for base security going to be?

Oh, they’ve already finalized that design:

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:45:15am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh, they’ve already finalized that design:

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No velcro for the Marksmanship Badge.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:47:06am

Oh no!

ILLICIT…KFC????????

Two men have been arrested in New Zealand for allegedly attempting to bring a “large amount” of illicit KFC into Auckland, where a lockdown has forced all fast-food outlets to shut their doors. According to The Guardian, the men were attempting to speed away with a trunk full of chicken and coleslaw when they were pulled over by police. Cops said they found at least three buckets of chicken, 10 tubs of coleslaw, and a big stash of fries on the side. Police also found $100,000 in cash and a number of empty ounce bags. Cops posted a photo of the delicious evidence, and a spokesperson said: “The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways.” The Guardian reports that the men are expected in court for breaching COVID rules and could face prison for up to six months or a fine of up to $4,000.

They should be locked up for failing to get some illicit biscuits!

theguardian.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:47:52am

Lost Lands 2021 dates are September 24 -26. The festival is an ancestral, tribal gathering of bassheads with a prehistoric theme. … The festival happens at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.

oh

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:48:41am

re: #179 JOE 🥓

Oh no!

ILLICIT…KFC????????

Two men have been arrested in New Zealand for allegedly attempting to bring a “large amount” of illicit KFC into Auckland, where a lockdown has forced all fast-food outlets to shut their doors. According to The Guardian, the men were attempting to speed away with a trunk full of chicken and coleslaw when they were pulled over by police. Cops said they found at least three buckets of chicken, 10 tubs of coleslaw, and a big stash of fries on the side. Police also found $100,000 in cash and a number of empty ounce bags. Cops posted a photo of the delicious evidence, and a spokesperson said: “The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways.” The Guardian reports that the men are expected in court for breaching COVID rules and could face prison for up to six months or a fine of up to $4,000.

They should be locked up for failing to get some illicit biscuits!

theguardian.com

They were going to sell Extra Krispy by the ounce?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:49:40am

re: #181 Decatur Deb

They were going to sell Extra Krispy by the ounce?

munchies

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:51:40am

Meanwhile back at the Soul Train Dance Line…

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:52:11am

re: #175 John Hughes

Would you rather wear the sea camouflage? Very butch, not so good if you fall in the water.

You fall off a boat in the middle of the ocean, they’re not going to see you in dungarees either.

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wrenchwench  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:53:18am

re: #171 Belafon

As much as I wish they would have come up with a better name than Space Force, I used to have to wear the Ice Cream Man uniform, dungarees, and the dress uniform with the flap on the back in the Navy, so I really don’t think these are that bad.

Mr. w never used that term within my hearing. I might have to ask him about that.

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JOE 🥓  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:54:24am

re: #181 Decatur Deb

They were going to sell Extra Krispy by the ounce?

Imagine presenting the evidence at the trial…if the cops don’t eat the evidence!

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jeffreyw  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:54:53am

re: #181 Decatur Deb

They were going to sell Extra Krispy by the ounce?

Selling ounce fries to the taterheads.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 8:55:34am

re: #186 JOE 🥓

“Very compelling, counselor. Now I suggest we take a recess for lunch.”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:01:08am

re: #12 sagehen

There’s all kinds of supply-chain disruptions going on, worldwide. Just-in-time parts and ingredients aren’t in time, so manufacturers can’t manufacture. Ports everywhere have labor shortages, so loading and unloading is way behind schedule (more container ships than usually process in a month are parked offshore waiting their turn), trucking has labor shortages, warehouses have labor shortages, etc etc etc

Kinda hard to lose 650,000+ people and not have labor shortages.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:02:53am

The slaw was put in the cole case file; the chicken though was “finger-lickin’ good” evidence as the police matched grease from the buckets to the hands of the perps.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:03:11am

re: #102 Eric The Fruit Bat

……………….
You see all the money is in catalog. Turns out the classics of the past are much more valuable than the hits of today. With everything in recorded music history available on streaming sites new music has to compete with the old and the verdict is in, people favor the old, by a large margin, 70% to 30%.
……………….

Maybe that 70-30 ratio will continue to hold or maybe, as often happens, as we olds pass away, the young’uns will take over and their music will be favored. Each generation develops its artistic taste and abandons much of what came before.

My uncle loved movies of the 30’s and 40’s and saw little merit in contemporary films, when he ran the film night at his senior living place. My generation would be selecting very different films to show there — as will the generations to follow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:03:18am
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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:03:28am

re: #189 Eventual Carrion

Kinda hard to lose 650,000+ people and not have labor shortages.

It also sucks that the peasants won’t work for free. //

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:04:58am

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

You see all the money is in catalog. Turns out the classics of the past are much more valuable than the hits of today. With everything in recorded music history available on streaming sites new music has to compete with the old and the verdict is in, people favor the old, by a large margin, 70% to 30%.

Reminds me of the recent Star Trek movies calling the Beastie Boys classical music.

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:05:27am

re: #12 sagehen

There’s all kinds of supply-chain disruptions going on, worldwide. Just-in-time parts and ingredients aren’t in time, so manufacturers can’t manufacture. Ports everywhere have labor shortages, so loading and unloading is way behind schedule (more container ships than usually process in a month are parked offshore waiting their turn), trucking has labor shortages, warehouses have labor shortages, etc etc etc

Container Shipping Companies - “It ain’t our fault”:

(Price of shipping one 40 ft container from Shanghai to LA $12,000)

New research commissioned by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) finds that equipment shortages, capacity limits, and logistical chokepoints throughout the entire supply chain have created the backlog of container vessels and marine terminals slowing trade at U.S. West Coast ports.

[…]

“While images of container ships backed up off the San Pedro Bay ports are common in news coverage about supply disruptions, we found that much of the congestion originates far from the docks.,” he says. “Warehouses are filled, causing back-ups all the way to port terminals, made worse by shortages of shipping containers, rail cars, trucks, and chassis to meet the enormous demand. These dynamics have driven delays, shortages, and increased prices at retailers nationwide.”

[…]

[From March 2020 - March 2021] the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach experienced extreme cargo swings, falling to under 1 million twenty-equivalent units (TEUs) in March 2020, then nearly doubling to 1.8 million TEUs a year later in March 2021. The import surge continues to break records.
Congestion triggered by this influx has corresponded with diminished rail capacity, longer truck turn times, and increased dwell times for containers and truck chassis. Terminal dwell times, which measure how long containers remain at terminals, peaked in January at over five days, more than twice the standard length. Meanwhile, street dwell times for chassis have also hit crisis levels, exceeding the industry “red zone” of six days continually since November 2020. In fact, early December 2020 and January 2021 showed peak street dwell times for chassis at nine days - a full week above the optimal level of one to three days.

[…]

Another logistics chokepoint has been overcrowded regional transload and distribution centers and a critical shortage of industrial warehouse storage space in the greater Los Angeles region. Industrial warehouse vacancy rates have dropped to less than 4% in the Inland Empire and less than 2% in the Los Angeles South Bay area near the ports, according to Martin’s findings[…]

logisticsmgmt.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:08:26am

re: #189 Eventual Carrion

Kinda hard to lose 650,000+ people and not have labor shortages.

It’s not just the 650 000 plus Americans who have died driving this. The worldwide labor force has lost millions of people since the start of the pandemic. Not to mention coronavirus related actions have in some instances greatly restricted the movement of people (specifically immigrants who would do many of the low wage jobs that businesses are now desperate to find workers for).

Not to mention some people are still leery about working in high exposure jobs fields, especially in those countries where vaccination rates are low.

I don’t see much of this changing for at least another couple of years at the earliest. Welcome to the new normal.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:10:04am

re: #172 John Hughes

So what color are the uniforms for base security going to be?

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:13:04am

re: #195 BeenHereAwhile

I was reading that the backlogs at Ports of LA/Long Beach were due in part to rail supply chain/logistics issues as far away as Chicago. Getting materials moved around the nation are running into backlogs and logjams that have ripple effect all across the globe.

If there’s no capacity in Chicago to absorb new TEUs, it backs up TEUs all the way back out to Los Angeles. Rail logistics folks are running into all kinds of problems, not only in getting cars to move content around to last mile challenges.

The wild swings in availability and materials being shipped is causing even more problems.

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Jay C  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:13:27am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

“Very compelling, counselor. Now I suggest we take a recess for lunch.”

I don’t know what court schedules are like in New Zealand, but I would think the evidence in this particular case might not be all that presentable by the time the perps come up for trial.

Unless they refrigerate it, of course: though then it might actually fall under the heading of “cold case”….😬

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:14:17am

re: #33 No Malarkey!

Yesterday was no better. 14 hours of rounding, procedures, and exhaustion.

I have become indifferent to the antivax.

My response, “good luck.”

My concern is “WTF are the antivax are doing to our medical profession!”

There has been some suicides. Others resigning & leaving the profession.

Some others are taking advantage of the pandemic by being a “visiting nurse” brought
in to ease staffing shortages at many times higher pay than on-staff personnel, and
with all visiting nurse living expenses paid by hospital employer.

Gonna be a lotta Post Pandemic Stress Disorder among those who stay on the COVID
medical front lines.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:14:41am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:17:16am

re: #200 BeenHereAwhile

I know several college students who have changed their initial plans to go into nursing.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:19:05am

re: #197 BlueSpotinAL

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The Federation “buries” their dead in space in the tradition of burial at sea.
/nerd.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:22:36am

re: #203 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The Federation “buries” their dead in space in the tradition of burial at sea.
/nerd.

Wait. That’s a good business idea. Shoot the cadaver out of an air-lock tube into sub-orbital space so that it incinerates upon re-entry. Unless it wouldn’t work and we’d have large chunks of former-humanity falling on us randomly. Never mind.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:25:12am

re: #204 Barefoot Grin

Wait. That’s a good business idea. Shoot the cadaver out of an air-lock tube into sub-orbital space so that it incinerates upon re-entry. Unless it wouldn’t work and we’d have large chunks of former-humanity falling on us randomly. Never mind.

Set the transporter to a Nigerian prince’s number.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:25:35am

re: #203 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The Federation “buries” their dead in space in the tradition of burial at sea.
/nerd.

Episodes/movies seem mixed. Spock gets put into a photon torpedo casing and is launched out. But you see graves made for this or that person in varies episodes. (Including Kirk on at least one occasion though he doesn’t end up in the hole on a permanent basis.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:29:48am

re: #206 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Episodes/movies seem mixed. Spock gets put into a photon torpedo casing and is launched out. But you see graves made for this or that person in varies episodes. (Including Kirk on at least one occasion though he doesn’t end up in the hole on a permanent basis.)

/Trekker Hat on

Generally speaking, if a death occurs on or near a planet, the deceased will be buried on that planet or (sometimes if human) be held in the morgue on the ship until the body can be returned to earth, though it’s usually the former.

If a death occurs in a region nowhere near a planet, the torpedo tube coffin is the traditional option (which makes sense as there is literally nowhere to bury someone in deep space).

Also fair to assume cremations are still a thing in the Trekverse but I’m not sure we’ve ever seen one on screen.

/Trekker hat off

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:31:10am

Everything on a deployed ship would represent a tremendous energy investment. All waste would rationally be torn down to the molecular level to feed the replicators.

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piratedan  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:33:02am

re: #208 Decatur Deb

I could see shooting said coffin into the star, as some sort of symbolic gesture, otherwise you’re polluting the vastness with space with floating remains and you know that somebody somewhere is going to run into something sometime if you just leave it laying around.

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wrenchwench  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:34:04am

re: #208 Decatur Deb

Everything on a deployed ship would represent a tremendous energy investment. All waste would rationally be torn down to the molecular level to feed the replicators.

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Atoms to atoms and molecules to molecules.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:34:16am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:35:04am

re: #209 piratedan

I could see shooting said coffin into the star, as some sort of symbolic gesture, otherwise you’re polluting the vastness with space with floating remains and you know that somebody somewhere is going to run into something sometime if you just leave it laying around.

Salve the crew with a nice ritual, with lots of synthroses and synthlilies. Then it all goes into the shredder.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:35:29am

re: #189 Eventual Carrion

Kinda hard to lose 650,000+ people and not have labor shortages.

“But it’s only the old, fat and disabled who die, right?”
///-1/2

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:35:58am

re: #208 Decatur Deb

Everything on a deployed ship would represent a tremendous energy investment. All waste would rationally be torn down to the molecular level to feed the replicators.

Replicator Green is PEOPLE!!!!
////

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:36:44am

then, there’s Yondu’s funeral:

Yondu Funeral - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:38:19am

re: #213 Sherlock Hound

“But it’s only the old, fat and disabled who die, right?”
///-1/2

And minorities who don’t vote Republican anyway. The white supremacist base of the GOP certainly doesn’t care.

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A Three Hour Tour  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:39:44am

re: #86 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

To protect and serve.

Cop’s ‘Sex on Car’ Goes Viral (Albuquerque Journal, September 3)

In broad daylight, captured by security cameras.

He was fired, but no charges will be brought. At the very least, a non-cop would be charged with having sex in public and registered as a sex offender.

September 3, 2011. Ten years ago.

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BeenHereAwhile  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:39:56am

re: #98 steve_davis

wholeheartedly agree. if i were going on a space voyage and was only allowed one recording artist’s catalog, I’d take the Stones. There’s just way, way more there. I want to hear Sgt. Peppers in its entirety maybe once every ten years. And that’s one of basically 5 really good Beatles albums. The first album sucks. The fourth album is rushed. Yellow Submarine is a throw-away. Fool on the Hill has basically two good tracks that should have been on Sergeant Pepper. The White Album is vastly overrated. The last two were produced by people that hated each other’s guts at the time.

If I were to attend another Rolling Stones concert, it would have to be them performing Sympathy For The Devil in Red square. As Truman Capote once said, “they’re very good at what they do. They’re just not very good.”

I gotta go with The Who, The Kinks, and Nine Inch Nails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:40:35am
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wrenchwench  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:43:51am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The state animal named for the state nut.

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Belafon  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:45:24am

re: #208 Decatur Deb

Everything on a deployed ship would represent a tremendous energy investment. All waste would rationally be torn down to the molecular level to feed the replicators.

And now we’re getting into why all space based science fiction is still fantasy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:47:51am

Douthat refuses to truly acknowledge the real reason behind the left-right dichotomy on Covid. He keeps on coming up with fantasies on why the left is following science and the right is following conmen:

I keep writing about this subject, to the point of tedium — though I promise this will be my last such column for a while — because I think this right-left flip, this sudden-seeming role reversal, offers some sort of key to the derangements of our time.

Maybe the key is the absolute power of partisanship and polarization, in which once Donald Trump chose Covid-minimizing rhetoric, everybody else just rushed into their places.

Maybe the key lies in the left’s increasing sense of itself as occupying the seat of power and the right’s sense of its marginalization — which naturally changes the way each side reacts to the use of authority in a crisis and the interest with which each side reads Foucault.

Or maybe the key, as I suggested last week, is all about interests and in-groups and the way the Covid lockdowns affected right-leaning and left-leaning demographics differently — which is why the right briefly favored restrictions when they seemed likely to fall mainly on foreigners and the left briefly suspended its zeal for restrictions when the transgressors were left-wing protesters instead of anti-mask Republicans.

Or maybe Covid has just stripped away all the ideological scaffolding built atop our warring factions and returned us to some sort of Puritans-versus-Jacksonians dynamic from our country’s distant past.

Whatever the explanation, in the short run I think the bare acknowledgment that this weird flip took place might help a little with our polarization — tempering the liberal sense that the right is just a pro-Covid death cult and the right’s sense that the left wants us all to mask up and eat Soylent in our disease-free habitats forever.

He will not acknowledge that the distinction is simple: the left is more willing to listen to science, which can be very messy in its search for “truth”, while the right is more attune to fascists and immutable “truths” that were handed down in religious texts or by strongmen who tell them what to think.

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lawhawk  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:48:06am

re: #221 Belafon

Replicators are a conceit that fails smell test, just as holodecks do.

Enterprise and Voyager take on the distinct need for food that can’t be done in replicators because resource limitations. BSG handled this as well. You have to deal with logistics. How do you get food, water, oxygen, and replacement materials for ship when damaged, etc.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:48:49am

iOS 15. I’m really enjoying the Safari address bar and tabs on the bottom.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:52:42am

re: #44 sagehen

In my borough (Manhattan), it’s 80% of the entire population, 89% of the 18+ population.

Hah!!

In my county we are 47.3% of population with 1 or more doses.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:54:40am

re: #222 Hecuba’s daughter

He will not acknowledge that the distinction is simple: the left is more willing to listen to science, which can be very messy in its search for “truth”, while the right is more attune to fascists and immutable “truths” that were handed down in religious texts or by strongmen who tell them what to think.

The right also didn’t care when the primary victims were residents in Northeast blue states or people of color, working in meat-packing plants or providing other services to support their lifestyle.

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Dangerman  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:56:15am

re: #62 teleskiguy

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space travel

if i was limited to only one artist probably go with who had a huge and somewhat non repetitious catalog

for pure variety, Ray Charles. He played everything.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 9:57:47am

A single artist or band catalogue for me? Easy.

Queen.

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Dangerman  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:06:50am

re: #222 Hecuba’s daughter

Douthat refuses to truly acknowledge the real reason behind the left-right dichotomy on Covid. He keeps on coming up with fantasies on why the left is following science and the right is following conmen:

He will not acknowledge that the distinction is simple: the left is more willing to listen to science, which can be very messy in its search for “truth”, while the right is more attune to fascists and immutable “truths” that were handed down in religious texts or by strongmen who tell them what to think.

imo “the right/anti’s” are not seeking an alternate effective ‘truth’.
they are searching for anything contrary.
UV, horse paste, hydroxy, betadine, vitamins, monoclonals, no masks, etc are all desperate attempts at anything but the free vaccine that everyone knows works

they have coalesced into a cult that will do or say anything (even die) to ‘prove’ that ‘the left’/sanity/science is wrong

they can’t make their point through counter scientific/math analysis, they attempt to tear down the mechanism that drew the conclusion.
the immutable natural laws still hold.
there are no ‘proponents’ of gravity. Feel free to ignore it to your peril.

yes, the vaccine is new. that doesnt mean it doesnt work.
Feel free to ignore it to your peril.

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piratedan  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:06:56am

re: #227 Dangerman

agree, its like there are really no wrong answers here and there are multiple artists who evolved over time, some more successfully than others.

I mean take a look at someone like Elton John for instance and the evolution of his form… you see it in other artists as well, from Prince and Michael Jackson to other bands like U2 or ELO, where they refined their sound and expanded their subject matter or kept on the same thread in regards to their songwriting approach, but introduced and applied the melody differently. Others like Charles, dabbled in genre’s, finding expression and different voices in the changing constraints of the style, say like Elvis Costello. This wasn’t just confined to gentlemen, take a look at the journeys of Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Pat Benetar, where each started and where they moved to, or you can simply feel comfortable in your lane and mine it deeply like Bonnie Raitt or Diana Ross.

Just feel kind of fortunate to know that we have a choice in deciding what appeals to us to allow us to find expression, joy or empathy in the music offered.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:15:43am
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retired cynic  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:15:47am

thisiscolossal.com

These are just gorgeous.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:16:25am
The multi-story complex opened in the summer of 1993, at a time when arcades offered gaming experiences that were leaps and bounds ahead of the technical performance of home consoles or PCs. As time went on, Sega Ikebukuro GiGO did its best to adapt to changing tastes, adding music/rhythm games, UFO catchers, sticker picture booths, and even an entire themed cafe with rotating salutes to anime/game franchises popular with the otaku and fujoshi crowd, who would visit the arcade during shopping trips around Ikebukuro’s numerous specialty shops.

But on Monday, it all came to an end, and Sega Ikebukuro GiGO is now permanently closed.

Sega closes landmark Tokyo arcade, massive crowds gather, manager vows comeback (Sora News)

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:17:06am

re: #232 retired cynic

Oh wow. Great shot

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austin_blue  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:17:54am

re: #116 lawhawk

New Jersey has vaccinated over 70% with 1+ vaccines. Bergen County has vaccinated 74%. Cumberland county has done a piss poor job with just 52%.

Cumberland has 150,000 residents.
Bergen has 930,000 residents.

In the People’s Republic of Travis County (hated by the rest of Texas since 1860!!), we are at around 70% X 2 and 80% X 1.

But we are still in Stage 5 because of the morons who waited too long and are now dying like flies. We have 1.33 million in the County. Only about 2/3rd were double-jabbed before Delta arrived. That cohort of 400,000 covidiots hit us like a tank rolling into an ICU.

Thanks MAGAts!

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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A Cranky One  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:19:35am

re: #81 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:19:47am

#232 retired cynic

re: #234 Rightwingconspirator

Oh wow. Great shot

Was the depth-of-field a product of manipulation?

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:25:42am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sometimes people ask me if I really believe race is the original sin of the modern Republican Party and there’s always a @JDVance1 around eager to prove me right.

That only works if you take “Republican Party” as shorthand for the people who are the xenophobes du jour. A lot of them and their spiritual forebears used to be Democrats.

We have an asshole strain that persists through the American centuries.

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Dangerman  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:25:44am

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danarchy  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:29:52am

re: #189 Eventual Carrion

Kinda hard to lose 650,000+ people and not have labor shortages.

Not to be ageist, but over 500000 of those were over 65 and likely already out of the labor force. Covid is certainly responsible but not just due to direct deaths.

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Rightwingconspirator  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:35:03am

re: #237 Decatur Deb

#232 retired cynic

Was the depth-of-field a product of manipulation?

I’m not sure. Maybe I got to go to a couple of charts and see about the minimum hyperfocal on some long glass. Cropped like a medium format but again unsure where it started. In any case still breathtaking.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:35:27am

re: #240 danarchy

Not to be ageist, but over 500000 of those were over 65 and likely already out of the labor force. Covid is certainly responsible but not just due to direct deaths.

Latest numbers suggest we’ve lost around 200 000 folks of working age (18-65) to the pandemic.

But beyond this, what about people who survive but are stuck with long covid? Or who do mostly recover but are still unable to do their previous jobs for various reasons?

Death is only one reason people fall out of the labor force.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:36:24am

re: #240 danarchy

Not to be ageist, but over 500000 of those were over 65 and likely already out of the labor force. Covid is certainly responsible but not just due to direct deaths.

A good chunk of the workforce depends on those retirees for childcare. I once saw an airborne division commander’s eyes get big when he discovered he didn’t have enough grandmothers in his “hidden” deployment plan.

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darthstar  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:44:03am

re: #242 Eclectic Cyborg

Latest numbers suggest we’ve lost around 200 000 folks of working age (18-65) to the pandemic.

But beyond this, what about people who survive but are stuck with long covid? Or who do mostly recover but are still unable to do their previous jobs for various reasons?

Death is only one reason people fall out of the labor force.

By itself, 200,000 isn’t that big a number nationally distributed. But regional pockets of that number would be potentially far more significant and impactful, especially if the deaths were disproportionately weighted to a specific corner of the workforce.

We saw this with illnesses among our offshore contractors when India spiked. Changed target dates for some teams.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:45:55am

re: #244 darthstar

By itself, 200,000 isn’t that big a number nationally distributed. But regional pockets of that number would be potentially far more significant and impactful, especially if the deaths were disproportionately weighted to a specific corner of the workforce.

We saw this with illnesses among our offshore contractors when India spiked. Changed target dates for some teams.

I was going to say, with a large number of the deaths in the workforce age probably coming recently, amongst the onslaught of Delta against the unvaccinated, that would disproportionately target workers in the South and those who are in industries with a lot of human contact, which would also line up with the slower-than-expected return of the hospitality industries.

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darthstar  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:53:50am

re: #245 Dopamine Fish

I was going to say, with a large number of the deaths in the workforce age probably coming recently, amongst the onslaught of Delta against the unvaccinated, that would disproportionately target workers in the South and those who are in industries with a lot of human contact, which would also line up with the slower-than-expected return of the hospitality industries.

Even in the Bay Area, where hospitality/food service workers are pretty well paid, finding people has been difficult. My wife was lucky in that over 90% of the 1200 or so people she had to furlough and eventually lay off during the first year of Covid came back.

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retired cynic  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:55:32am

re: #237 Decatur Deb

#232 retired cynic

Was the depth-of-field a product of manipulation?

I don’t know! It did say that the saturation was manipulated.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 21, 2021 • 10:58:39am

re: #247 retired cynic

I don’t know! It did say that the saturation was manipulated.

Don’t know if cranking it down to f/64 or so would get the macro flowers and the moon at infinity. (Don’t know if many modern digital lenses even go to f/64.)

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Sep 21, 2021 • 11:06:22am

re: #242 Eclectic Cyborg

Latest numbers suggest we’ve lost around 200 000 folks of working age (18-65) to the pandemic.

But beyond this, what about people who survive but are stuck with long covid? Or who do mostly recover but are still unable to do their previous jobs for various reasons?

Death is only one reason people fall out of the labor force.

I’m under the impression that they’re unwilling to return. It feels somewhat like a general strike to me. Who wants to deal with the public when the public is the craziest they’ve been in my lifetime? For those who have avoided infection, risking it for a shitty job probably doesn’t seem like a good idea anymore either.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 21, 2021 • 11:11:07am

re: #168 jeffreyw

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Yeah, they all think he’s a peckerhead

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sagehen  Sep 21, 2021 • 11:14:56am

re: #207 Eclectic Cyborg

If a death occurs in a region nowhere near a planet, the torpedo tube coffin is the traditional option (which makes sense as there is literally nowhere to bury someone in deep space).

Also fair to assume cremations are still a thing in the Trekverse but I’m not sure we’ve ever seen one on screen.

/Trekker hat off

Are you sure all these carbon-based cadavers aren’t reduced to constituent atoms and used as replicator inkjet refills?

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 21, 2021 • 11:19:36am

re: #179 JOE 🥓

Oh no!

ILLICIT…KFC????????

Two men have been arrested in New Zealand for allegedly attempting to bring a “large amount” of illicit KFC into Auckland, where a lockdown has forced all fast-food outlets to shut their doors. According to The Guardian, the men were attempting to speed away with a trunk full of chicken and coleslaw when they were pulled over by police. Cops said they found at least three buckets of chicken, 10 tubs of coleslaw, and a big stash of fries on the side. Police also found $100,000 in cash and a number of empty ounce bags. Cops posted a photo of the delicious evidence, and a spokesperson said: “The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways.” The Guardian reports that the men are expected in court for breaching COVID rules and could face prison for up to six months or a fine of up to $4,000.

They should be locked up for failing to get some illicit biscuits!

theguardian.com

South Park did an episode about that.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 21, 2021 • 2:05:35pm

re: #249 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I’m under the impression that they’re unwilling to return. It feels somewhat like a general strike to me. Who wants to deal with the public when the public is the craziest they’ve been in my lifetime? For those who have avoided infection, risking it for a shitty job probably doesn’t seem like a good idea anymore either.

I wonder if there is a factor in that the considerate and polite patrons are the ones staying home and avoiding restaurants*. So the “Karen Factor” of restaurant patrons is much higher in addition to other things like people making limited excursions out having higher desires or expectations for the experience or simply reacting more negatively due to stress from the pandemic.

* - Use restaurants as a catch-all for multiple types of public venues.


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