Julian Lage - Call of the Canyon

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Julian Lage is reaching back about 80 years for this one, for a song that first appeared on a record by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940 with a vocal by Frank Sinatra, although more people are probably familiar with the version by Gene Autry in his film “Melody Ranch.”

I think I like Julian’s version best.

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Song: Call of the Canyon
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:12:14pm

What would a thread be without penis-fencing?

Two-pronged penis fencing – yes, you read that correctly


..

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:14:06pm

Man, listen to this turnaround. This is nuts.

Julian Lage - Call Of The Canyon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:23:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:24:01pm
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:25:30pm

It’s all great but at around 2:35 I’d probably spit my drink out if he were playing in that intimate range at a bar somewhere.

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wrenchwench  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:30:15pm

“Stairway to Heaven

As a listener-funded station, KBOO runs a variety of fundraising offers. Once, they promised for a donation of $10,000 the station would never play “Stairway To Heaven” again. After his last set at the Aladdin Theater, Robert Plant was driving his rental car to the Oregon Coast and station-surfing, looking for non-mainstream music. That is, of course, a KBOO specialty, and the offer was repeated while Plant was lingering on the station. He liked the idea and decided to accept. He pulled over to use a pay-phone to call and make a $10,000 pledge, which he says he did using the credit card of Atco Records president Herb Abramson.

During an interview in which Plant confirmed the story, he also said that he liked the song well enough, and of course it has been very very good to him… “…but don’t you know, I’ve heard it.”

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:35:05pm
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Dangerman  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:35:51pm

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nines09  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:41:55pm

re: #6 wrenchwench

PLAY WIPEOUT!!!!!

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:42:25pm

For some reason every time I open this thread, my browser shrinks it down to 37%. This happens on and off here and I’ve never figured out why.

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jaunte  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:43:35pm
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A Mom Anon  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:45:01pm

re: #11 jaunte

Damn. That is fucking awesome.

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jaunte  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:46:35pm
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wrenchwench  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:46:59pm
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:52:29pm

The article states that it’s only about 50% effective, and the effect only lasts about four years, but it’s against a parasite - which is more complex than a virus - and bed nets reduce deaths of those under 5 by 20%.

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DodgerFan1988  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:52:44pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:56:47pm

Chris Hayes just challenged Tucker to resign because of his adamant vocal objection to employer vaccination mandates, which he “considers” tyranny, and his approval of those who have the courage of their convictions and leave their jobs. Of course, it’s not as though Tucker really objects to these vaccinations — it’s just part of the RW effort to destroy our economy by hindering Biden’s efforts to control the pandemic.

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darthstar  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:57:11pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

I don’t think any of them can get laid, either.

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darthstar  Oct 6, 2021 • 5:57:55pm

re: #17 Hecuba’s daughter

Tucker will ignore it because he’s Tucker.

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darthstar  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:04:25pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

Ooh…Scherzer tonight? You should have bought someone more expensive…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:04:29pm
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jaunte  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:05:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:09:26pm

Don’t know if this is real or staged. Don’t care either.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:12:12pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

Don’t know if this is real or staged. Don’t care either.

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Since they aren’t lefty demonstrators, this probably wouldn’t be legal.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:12:51pm

re: #11 jaunte

Great News!

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A Mom Anon  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:13:14pm

Shit. Rachel Maddow just said she was off work because she had skin cancer surgery. The good news is they got it all and she’s going to be ok. But she’ll have to watch for it and see a doc regularly for a long time. I’m glad she’s ok. And really glad she has a wife who noticed and access to amazing medical care.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:35:49pm
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jaunte  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:44:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:44:48pm

niterz, lizardz!

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:45:28pm

re: #28 jaunte

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:46:28pm

It’s way past time we treat COVID disinformation as “Shouting fire in a crowded theater” because it is.

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The GOP is a terrorist organization  Oct 6, 2021 • 6:49:51pm

Scoop: Manchin demands progressives prioritize

Sen. Joe Manchin (d-w.va.) is telling colleagues that progressives need to pick just one of President Biden’s three signature policies for helping working families and discard the other two, people familiar with the matter tell Axios.

Why it matters: By forcing progressives to choose among an expanded child tax credit, paid family medical leave or subsidies for child care, Manchin is complicating any potential deal— but also signaling his willingness to negotiate.

He’s also aligning himself with Democratic centrists in the House, who want to trim the number of programs in any final package but fund them for longer.
Progressives are hopeful they can retain all of their cherished programs in a final bill by funding many of them for shorter durations and therefore lower the bill’s ultimate price tag.
Manchin’s office declined to comment to Axios.
The big picture: While President Biden has scaled back his top-line number from $3.5 trillion to $2.2 trillion, Manchin stressed on Wednesday that his price cap remains at $1.5 trillion, a position aggravating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Sanders, a leading progressive, separately told reporters there are “48 senators who support $3.5 trillion; we have two people who don’t,” referring to Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
“It is wrong, it is really not playing fair,” Sanders said. “Two people do not have a right to sabotage what 48 want.”
“The time is long overdue for him to tell us with specificity — not generalities, we’re beyond generalities — with specificity, what he wants and what he does not want, and to explain that to the people of West Virginia and America,” Sanders said.
Manchin’s private demand for progressive prioritization tracks with his public concern that simply trimming a program’s duration doesn’t accurately capture its true overall cost.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:00:19pm

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Dangerman  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:07:31pm

re: #27 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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3.5 trillion over 10 years

Annually it’s 350b …about half the defense budget

And it’s paid for

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:08:26pm

re: #34 Dangerman

3.5 trillion over 10 years

Annually it’s 3.5b …about half the defense budget

And it’s paid for

350 billion, not 3.5

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cat-tikvah  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:08:42pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

Please let him take Marc Thiessen with him.

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cat-tikvah  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:10:01pm

re: #26 A Mom Anon

What a crap year for them. Her wife had COVID last year and was pretty sick (though remained at home).

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Dangerman  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:11:02pm

re: #35 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

350 billion, not 3.5

Oops

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Jay C  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:14:53pm

re: #26 A Mom Anon

Shit. Rachel Maddow just said she was off work because she had skin cancer surgery. The good news is they got it all and she’s going to be ok. But she’ll have to watch for it and see a doc regularly for a long time. I’m glad she’s ok. And really glad she has a wife who noticed and access to amazing medical care.

That’s good news.
And yeah, while “skin cancers” in general are usually considered down the list in terms of mortality, there can always be exceptions. We had a friend (a doctor, no less), who discovered a “routine” skin tumor on his temple and dealt with it in a thorough and timely manner. And it still killed him in about a year.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:23:25pm

re: #32 The GOP is a terrorist organization

Scoop: Manchin demands progressives prioritize

We have an overwhelming majority of the Democratic caucus but a bare majority of the Congress and not a majority of the Senate. In the unlikely event we manage to get a true majority in the Senate in 2022 and retain control of the House, then a more ambitious program is in reach. But now — we have to see what is possible with the 2 Democratic obstacles in the Senate.

Maybe Sinema won’t switch parties, but then McCain didn’t switch parties when he stopped the GOP efforts to kill the ACA. To pass anything, there will have to be unwelcome compromises — and a refusal to recognize that will lead to nothing being passed — and a significant reduction in the ability to improve our standing in the next election.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:25:25pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

Even if Manchin forces Democrats to surrender to his will Sinema will vote NO.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:33:36pm

Infantry combat has been obsolete since World War I which (in case you didn’t know) took place over 100 years ago.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:41:24pm

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

Infantry combat has been obsolete since World War I which (in case you didn’t know) took place over 100 years ago.

Irregular infantry, with no air support, no artillery above mortar, and no armor just kicked our 21st Century asses out of Afghanistan.

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jaunte  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:50:48pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:51:32pm

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

Infantry combat has been obsolete since World War I which (in case you didn’t know) took place over 100 years ago.

As a career infantryman, I can state unequivocally that you’re ‘typing’ out of your ass.
Every war for the last 100 years has been infantry intensive conflicts. And the urbanization trend only points to the increased need of infantry forces to clear and hold terrain

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:53:43pm

Anti-Vaxxers have their martyr. The fourth known death from blood clots out of 15 million J&J vaccine doses, but this obituary, which is virulently anti-vaccine, is going viral. Never mind the huge number of unvaccinated parents who have died of Covid. An anti-vaxxer I know posted it on Facebook. snopes.com

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jaunte  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:55:24pm

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

“On average” is doing a lot of work there.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 7:58:28pm

re: #47 jaunte

“On average” is doing a lot of work there.

Though this is a rare instance in which I think Thomas Massie is right. I think its extremely unlikely we will ever fight another war in which millions of soldiers have to be conscripted, so making young men register for the draft is pointless.

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William Lewis  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:01:54pm

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

Infantry combat has been obsolete since World War I which (in case you didn’t know) took place over 100 years ago.

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Eh, you always have to have boots on the ground willing to hold it. But despite the moron’s, women can be just as able to do that job if they wish to. Being Infantry isn’t really very fun (to put it nicely) as I remember all to well. But if the will is there, the job can be done by anyone.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:03:08pm

re: #49 William Lewis

Eh, you always have to have boots on the ground willing to hold it. But despite the moron’s, women can be just as able to do that job if they wish to. Being Infantry isn’t really very fun (to put it nicely) as I remember all to well. But it the will is there, the job can be done by anyone.

Except for the occasional bone spur sufferer.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:03:14pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

As a career infantryman, I can state unequivocally that you’re ‘typing’ out of your ass.
Every war for the last 100 years has been infantry intensive conflicts. And the urbanization trend only points to the increased need of infantry forces to clear and hold terrain

That said, Dan McLaughlin is still a fucking moron. Infantry soldiers make up less than 15% of the US Army. War is a logistics endeavor
Even a dumb old infantryman knows that

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William Lewis  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:04:59pm

re: #48 No Malarkey!

Though this is a rare instance in which I think Thomas Massie is right. I think its extremely unlikely we will ever fight another war in which millions of soldiers have to be conscripted, so making young men register for the draft is pointless.

The draft mechanism can be used for a proper national service system that puts all Americans to work for 2 years helping the nation. Men & women should be registered and no one allowed to get out of it. Military, hospital orderly, teachers aide, conservation construction worker, etc.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:07:13pm

re: #50 Decatur Deb

Except for the occasional bone spur sufferer.

Bone spurs diagnosed by a credit check.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:08:16pm

re: #52 William Lewis

The draft mechanism can be used for a proper national service system that puts all Americans to work for 2 years helping the nation. Men & women should be registered and no one allowed to get out of it. Military, hospital orderly, teachers aide, conservation construction worker, etc.

And in exchange for the inconvenience, everyone gets all the higher education and training their brains can stand.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:09:18pm

re: #42 The Pie Overlord!

Infantry combat has been obsolete since World War I which (in case you didn’t know) took place over 100 years ago.

Don’t agree with this.

While a conscript army might well be somewhat obsolete compared to a nation using a professional and volunteer force infantry itself is still pretty much the key organization to have. Artillery, tanks, and especially aircraft cannot take ground.

And given that most of the conflicts are low-level and often involve urban environments infantry is needed to patrol and control those - unless flattening everything is the favored method of dealing with an issue. (And even that doesn’t work since rubble is often easier to defend than intact streets and buildings since it interferes with vehicle movement.)

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:09:52pm

re: #52 William Lewis

The draft mechanism can be used for a proper national service system that puts all Americans to work for 2 years helping the nation. Men & women should be registered and no one allowed to get out of it. Military, hospital orderly, teachers aide, conservation construction worker, etc.

IMHO, If a job is worth doing, someone who wants to do it should be paid a living wage to do so. Forcing young people to postpone their lives to go through the motions of doing something they don’t want to do doesn’t make sense to me.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:10:24pm

re: #46 No Malarkey!

Anti-Vaxxers have their martyr. The fourth known death from blood clots out of 15 million J&J vaccine doses, but this obituary, which is virulently anti-vaccine, is going viral. Never mind the huge number of unvaccinated parents who have died of Covid. An anti-vaxxer I know posted it on Facebook. snopes.com

About 100,000 people per year die of blood clots in the US. That’s around 300 per million.

Four people in 15 million dead of blood clots after getting a vaccine would be a good deal less than one in a million.

Correlation is not causation — or I’d be announcing here that J&J vaccine clearly prevents blood clots. We have seen no reason to believe that it causes them.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:15:56pm

re: #18 darthstar

I don’t think any of them can get laid, either.

Not with anyone willingly, that’s for sure.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:21:04pm

re: #57 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

About 100,000 people per year die of blood clots in the US. That’s around 300 per million.

Four people in 15 million dead of blood clots after getting a vaccine would be a good deal less than one in a million.

Correlation is not causation — or I’d be announcing here that J&J vaccine clearly prevents blood clots. We have seen no reason to believe that it causes them.

Correlation may not be causation — but this has been an outstanding question for months —- that women in a certain age range may be particularly susceptible to a very adverse reaction.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:22:09pm

This is heartwarming. One of the January 6 terrorists says she has been shunned by her community after bragging about how proud she was of attacking the Capitol. Now that she is facing sentencing, she is remorseful, of course. She’s also afraid of catching covid in jail, because she is, of course, unvaccinated. news.yahoo.com

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:23:21pm

re: #58 GlutenFreeJesus

Not with anyone willingly, that’s for sure.

If they aren’t getting paid, anyway.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:32:39pm

re: #60 No Malarkey!

This is heartwarming. One of the January 6 terrorists says she has been shunned by her community after bragging about how proud she was of attacking the Capitol. Now that she is facing sentencing, she is remorseful, of course. She’s also afraid of catching covid in jail, because she is, of course, unvaccinated. news.yahoo.com

More of these insurrectionists need to be spending time in prison. Depending on their actions while in the Capitol, it doesn’t need to be a long sentence. I am so fed up with Trump supporters in general, all of whom are dismissive of the January 6 violence and attack on our democratic process, and are full believers in the Big Lie.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:36:37pm

re: #59 Hecuba’s daughter

Correlation may not be causation — but this has been an outstanding question for months —- that women in a certain age range may be particularly susceptible to a very adverse reaction.

Why yes, I have been following these reports. And I’m saying that on the basis of what we’ve seen, there’s no reason to think so. By all means, continue to collect data. And beware of arithmetic-challenged reporters spreading scandal.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:38:55pm

re: #52 William Lewis

The draft mechanism can be used for a proper national service system that puts all Americans to work for 2 years helping the nation. Men & women should be registered and no one allowed to get out of it. Military, hospital orderly, teachers aide, conservation construction worker, etc.

I would love to see the WPA revived. Its work is still visible all over the country. Lubbock, for example, is not entirely a hellhole. As I mentioned last night, the friggin’ outhouses at MacKenzie Park are works of art and look good for several complete centuries of further use at least. I forgot to mention that they were built by the WPA in 1936-37.
Today’s Repugs would go bug fuck crazy and start waving their guns if we revived it, and the Civilian Conservation Corps, let alone if we started drafting people for them. They are already bug fuck crazy and waving guns, though, so we have nothing to lose by trying. A couple of years of planting trees in the new CCC might go a long way toward turning many a snot-nosed suburban entitlement welp into an actual human being.

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retired cynic  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:40:23pm

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo

God knows, the planet needs more trees!

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wrenchwench  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:40:41pm

re: #56 No Malarkey!

IMHO, If a job is worth doing, someone who wants to do it should be paid a living wage to do so. Forcing young people to postpone their lives to go through the motions of doing something they don’t want to do doesn’t make sense to me.

The job worth doing is the socialization of each individual. Each should know they are needed to build and hang on to the whole. Exposure to the needs of society could promote empathy, perhaps even among the overprivileged. Pay needs to be increased at the entry level of the current military, as well as any service of the future.

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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:43:01pm

re: #16 DodgerFan1988

Incelsior!

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JOE 🥓  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:45:50pm

The idiot swinging a baseball bat at people working in a Covid testing site is back. Sick of this punk!

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:47:24pm

re: #68 JOE 🥓

The idiot swinging a baseball bat at people working in a Covid testing site is back. Sick of this punk!

How is this person not in jail?

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EPR-radar  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:51:43pm

re: #66 wrenchwench

The job worth doing is the socialization of each individual. Each should know they are needed to build and hang on to the whole. Exposure to the needs of society could promote empathy, perhaps even among the overprivileged. Pay needs to be increased at the entry level of the current military, as well as any service of the future.

One issue with this is that forced public service will have a backlash that will be worst among exactly the pre-sociopaths who most need to understand society.

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No Malarkey!  Oct 6, 2021 • 8:58:09pm

re: #70 EPR-radar

One issue with this is that forced public service will have a backlash that will be worst among exactly the pre-sociopaths who most need to understand society.

Correct. We think that people who won’t even wear a mask during a pandemic won’t resist conscription for public service?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:06:24pm
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Belafon  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:22:26pm

I am now in section six of the Duolingo Spanish course. This one is a complete shift because it’s mainly reading comprehension. And while I need it, it is a complete gear change from the previous sections, and I am moving very slow.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:28:32pm

Dodgers top Cardinals on a 2-run walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs

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retired cynic  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:29:38pm

re: #74 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

argh!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:29:48pm

re: #74 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Dodgers top Cardinals on a 2-run walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs

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teleskiguy  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:53:26pm
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retired cynic  Oct 6, 2021 • 9:54:40pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

WHAT a photo!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of USPS, Goodyear, and Oreo  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:11:55pm

Please join me, the Republican Party, the Texas secession movement and a host of Evangelical and antivaxx/pro-plague activists in wishing a happy birthday to Vladimir Putin. He was allegedly born in (then) Leningrad on this day in 1952.
By 2024, though, the Russian government will release documents showing that he was actually born in Los Angeles, where his parents were on a deep cover KGB assignment passing out Soviet bribe money to Hollywood producers and screen writers. As official Russian documents, these will be accepted as holy writ by American conservatives, and he will be nominated for President of the United States as a worthy successor to God’s Anointed, Donald J. Trump. We’re glad for Vlad! Putin ‘24!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:23:56pm

California and Puerto Rico leading the nation.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:32:14pm

re: #80 Dread Pirate Ron

Connecticut is down into the Orange category now too.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:32:38pm

re: #80 Dread Pirate Ron

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California and Puerto Rico leading the nation.

Yay, us. And all it takes is mask discipline. And vaccination.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:34:11pm

re: #57 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

About 100,000 people per year die of blood clots in the US. That’s around 300 per million.

Four people in 15 million dead of blood clots after getting a vaccine would be a good deal less than one in a million.

Correlation is not causation — or I’d be announcing here that J&J vaccine clearly prevents blood clots. We have seen no reason to believe that it causes them.

Even if it did rarely and it might, it’s still a 0.0000267 percent death rate vs… much higher for COVID.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:35:32pm

re: #80 Dread Pirate Ron

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California and Puerto Rico leading the nation.

We’d be in the purple tier if the recall passed.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:50:34pm

Yesterday I caught up to a guy on an electric longboard at a road crossing and after we crossed the street he took off on me. I shifted up gears and pedal assist to catch up, he was going over 20 MPH. When I caught up he turned off the path to a dirt trail up a small hill to a road. It handled off-road like it was nothing, I was impressed.

Two 1000W motors on the back wheels.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 6, 2021 • 10:55:05pm

re: #84 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

We’d be in the purple tier if the recall passed.

That too, but I wish the press could be stopped from all this chasing of wild geese.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 11:35:05pm

Thread

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Oct 6, 2021 • 11:39:19pm

Thanks Tucker

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 6, 2021 • 11:44:36pm

My county seems to have a rebate program for e-bikes and I appear to qualify for a modest rebate.

Adults (18+) living in Contra Costa County can apply for rebates for e-bikes purchased on or after October 1, 2020. Rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, one per home address, and will be distributed until funding is exhausted.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:01:18am

You know, that thing that every Republican thinks the state doesn’t bother to do.

“Rakin’ the forest, boss. Rakin’ the forest.”

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:03:15am

re: #90 Dread Pirate Ron

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You know, that thing that every Republican thinks the state doesn’t bother to do.

“Rakin’ the forest, boss. Rakin’ the forest.”

Maybe the USFS should try to keep up with the state efforts.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:11:56am
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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:26:05am
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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:28:45am

re: #92 Dread Pirate Ron

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why on earth would they send it to the incinerator? Isn’t an “illegal marijuana grow” just a matter of they didn’t pay their taxes? So why not, I dunno, sell it at the going wholesale rate and the State keeps the money? (or the County. or the City. whoever. I’m not picky.)

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:35:14am

re: #94 sagehen

why on earth would they send it to the incinerator? Isn’t an “illegal marijuana grow” just a matter of they didn’t pay their taxes? So why not, I dunno, sell it at the going wholesale rate and the State keeps the money? (or the County. or the City. whoever. I’m not picky.)

Exactly, the state should have sold the product and hired contractors to grow and harvest the immature plants for sale.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 12:55:18am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

What would a thread be without penis-fencing?

..

Does it include “friendly fire?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 1:00:16am

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

As a career infantryman, I can state unequivocally that you’re ‘typing’ out of your ass.
Every war for the last 100 years has been infantry intensive conflicts. And the urbanization trend only points to the increased need of infantry forces to clear and hold terrain

I think the point is that those are specialized infantry tactics, not the sort of mass wave formations that were outdated after WW1. We need people who understand modern weapons systems, counter-insurgency, mechanized, amphibious and airborne tactics if we want to prevail.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 1:07:48am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does it include “friendly fire?”

3-some etiquette, “no friendly-fire!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 1:12:36am

re: #98 Dread Pirate Ron

3-some etiquette, “no friendly-fire!”

unless you are into that sort of thing…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:13:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:26:53am

re: #100 Dread Pirate Ron

I want to see that headline reading “Florida Man” and that Florida Man to be the owner of Mar-a-Logo…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:28:01am

re: #95 Dread Pirate Ron

Exactly, the state should have sold the product and hired contractors to grow and harvest the immature plants for sale.

I am assuming that they lack the legal and organizational framework to do so.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:40:33am

re: #102 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am assuming that they lack the legal and organizational framework to do so.

Can’t just put it up for state surplus auction—that would screw up the existing markets.

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Nojay UK  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:53:00am

re: #97 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think the point is that those are specialized infantry tactics, not the sort of mass wave formations that were outdated after WW1. We need people who understand modern weapons systems, counter-insurgency, mechanized, amphibious and airborne tactics if we want to prevail.

The most recent conflicts the US has been involved in, the winning was done by armour, crew-served weapons, air power and sensors up to and including satellites. Occupation of the conquered territories and the resulting casualties suffered by the ‘liberators’ was done by regular infantry which was probably a mistake.

The US War Department should really give consideration to developing a specialised branch of occupation forces who replace the ‘War Fighters’ on the ground after the defeated locals have been cowed into temporary submission. They tried this once, at the end of WWII in Germany in Japan and it worked really well — the troops who occupied the defeated nations were not the soldiers who had fought the enemy in human waves, they were more like armed police fresh from training and without the PTSD baggage that would trigger 360-degree automatic fire at a moment’s notice.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:57:32am

re: #104 Nojay UK

The most recent conflicts the US has been involved in, the winning was done by armour, crew-served weapons, air power and sensors up to and including satellites. Occupation of the conquered territories and the resulting casualties suffered by the ‘liberators’ was done by regular infantry which was probably a mistake.

Lt Calley

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steve_davis  Oct 7, 2021 • 2:59:47am

re: #85 Dread Pirate Ron

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Two 1000W motors on the back wheels.

glad to see this. I occasionally have a student commuter go past me on a board in the mornings at a stop light and I often wonder if he realizes there’s a giant hill to climb later. Now that I know there are motors on the back wheels, that makes a lot more sense.

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steve_davis  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:06:10am

re: #94 sagehen

why on earth would they send it to the incinerator? Isn’t an “illegal marijuana grow” just a matter of they didn’t pay their taxes? So why not, I dunno, sell it at the going wholesale rate and the State keeps the money? (or the County. or the City. whoever. I’m not picky.)

presumably it would potentially incentivize people to illegally grow, and would cause growers who follow the law to decide it isn’t worth doing that. Suddenly the people who are legally growing have the market flooded with potentially thousands of pounds of illegal weed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:14:09am

re: #107 steve_davis

presumably it would potentially incentivize people to illegally grow, and would cause growers who follow the law to decide it isn’t worth doing that. Suddenly the people who are legally growing have the market flooded with potentially thousands of pounds of illegal weed.

similar logic to smashing up illegal brand knockoffs instead of just labelling them as such and selling them off.

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Nojay UK  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:19:34am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am assuming here the only casualties that are important in the eyes of the US public are US troops who suffer at the hands of surly ungrateful natives (see also British Empire in times past). Lt. Calley was not a casualty of the Vietnam War, indeed he is still regarded as a hero by some US citizens who regard his incarceration and later house arrest unjust and cruel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:23:34am

re: #109 Nojay UK

I am assuming here the only casualties that are important in the eyes of the US public are US troops who suffer at the hands of surly ungrateful natives (see also British Empire in times past). Lt. Calley was not a casualty of the Vietnam War, indeed he is still regarded as a hero by some US citizens who regard his incarceration and later house arrest unjust and cruel.

The issue with Calley is not that he was incarcerated, it is that the criminals who put him there escaped prosecution.

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:32:05am

re: #82 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Yay, us. And all it takes is mask discipline. And vaccination.

Leadership
Social cooperation

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:37:32am

re: #92 Dread Pirate Ron

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Set up a taco truck on the corner by that incinerator.
trust me

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:39:26am

re: #110 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The issue with Calley is not that he was incarcerated, it is that the criminals who put him there escaped prosecution.

There were quite a few people above and below him who should have died in prison.

There are never enough men like Hugh Thompson Jr.

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 3:40:14am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

What would a thread be without penis-fencing?

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Didn’t they build the trump border wall with that?

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The Squire of Logos  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:13:35am

re: #90 Dread Pirate Ron

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:21:14am

re: #115 The Squire of Logos

weed whackers!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 4:35:01am

re: #95 Dread Pirate Ron

Exactly, the state should have sold the product and hired contractors to grow and harvest the immature plants for sale.

Without provenance details and certificates of analysis to determine what it is and how it was grown, it’s going to burn.

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ckkatz  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:28:37am

On the relevance of The Infantry, I think that there are several different things going on at the same time which are obscuring the question.

1. The advent of nuclear weapons

Countries that hold nuclear weapons have tended to de-emphasize militaries. Nuclear weaponry is generally considered the primary means of defending a country from external attack. Ground combat is generally considered secondary.

2. Professional militaries

Professional militaries, on a soldier to soldier basis, have generally been considered more capable than draftee militaries. This is the case since the beginning of the written word. However, professional militaries are expensive.

Nations have on occasion needed more defense than they could afford by paying professional militaries. This resulted in some form of more universal military service. Conscription is one of the modern means. As Stalin is reputed to have said “Quantity has a quality all of its own”.

3. The infantry has become a bit more technical

Drones and other over the horizon scouting, better weaponry, better communications have created more capabilities. And they are more complex. These can be better used by better trained professionals.

4. The role of the infantry has not changed

Infantry role is to take or hold territory. If you want to capture a piece of ground or keep the enemy from taking it, you use infantry. They can be called anything you want, but in the end, they are infantry. And this role is generally where most of the casualties (combat and non-combat) occur.

In fighting recent insurgencies, the US has generally relied on our client states to provide the infantry and take the resultant heavy casualties.

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ckkatz  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:38:20am

re: #112 Dangerman

Set up a taco truck on the corner by that incinerator.
trust me

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Munchies!

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ckkatz  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:45:18am

re: #107 steve_davis

presumably it would potentially incentivize people to illegally grow, and would cause growers who follow the law to decide it isn’t worth doing that. Suddenly the people who are legally growing have the market flooded with potentially thousands of pounds of illegal weed.

This reminds me of a story my Uncle told me.

He was a navigator in a bomber during World War 2 in the Pacific. After the war as the US was demobilizing, he was stationed on a Pacific Island.

He was talking about one of his work details. Which involved pushing jeeps and other vehicles over a cliff, thus destroying them.

I of course was a bit upset that all these perfectly functional vehicles were being destroyed rather than being brought back to the US for civilian use.

He pointed out that the US Government was not in the business of competing with private businesses. The private businesses had no way of successfully competing against the federal government.

Additionally, the economy and employment were better off manufacturing new vehicles rather than shuttering factories because of a glut of military vehicles released into the country.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 7, 2021 • 5:55:24am

re: #120 ckkatz

This reminds me of a story my Uncle told me.

He was a navigator in a bomber during World War 2 in the Pacific. After the war as the US was demobilizing, he was stationed on a Pacific Island.

He was talking about one of his work details. Which involved pushing jeeps and other vehicles over a cliff, thus destroying them.

I of course was a bit upset that all these perfectly functional vehicles were being destroyed rather than being brought back to the US for civilian use.

He pointed out that the US Government was not in the business of competing with private businesses. The private businesses had no way of successfully competing against the federal government.

Additionally, the economy and employment were better off manufacturing new vehicles rather than shuttering factories because of a glut of military vehicles released into the country.

In addition there is the calculation of the cost (in manpower and transport) to move the equipment back to the USA (or other market) that has to be exceeded by the sale (or scrap) value of the equipment. And the Pacific islands are pretty far from any reasonable market. And probably too expensive for a non-government contractor to come and get the equipment.

In comparison I think a lot of USA WW2 equipment where there were markets (China, Japan, India, etc.) went into civilian use and probably at bargain prices.

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ckkatz  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:09:53am

re: #121 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

…snip…

In comparison I think a lot of USA WW2 equipment where there were markets (China, Japan, India, etc.) went into civilian use and probably at bargain prices.

Interesting point!

I was thinking that in a number of these countries there weren’t car manufacturers to lobby against the importation of foreign vehicles.

In other countries, I suspect that the locals were considered defeated foes and had less of a say into their future.

At the end of WW2, the US was very fortunate in one way, because the major countries we occupied had pre-existing infrastructure. Once we got that social and physical infrastructure back up and running, we could step back from running those countries.

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jeffreyw  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:21:42am

Good morning!

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ckkatz  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:27:10am

I doubt that anybody here is surprised by this:

Senate report gives new details of Trump efforts to use Justice Dept. to overturn election

…snip…

According to testimony Rosen gave to the committee, Trump opened the meeting by saying, “One thing we know is you, Rosen, aren’t going to do anything to overturn the election.” For three hours, the officials then debated Trump’s plan, and the insistence by Rosen and others that they would resign rather than go along with it.

The Senate report says that the top White House lawyer, Pat Cipollone, and his deputy also said they would quit if Trump went through with his plan

During the meeting, Donoghue and another Justice Department official made clear that all of the Justice Department’s assistant attorneys general “would resign if Trump replaced Rosen with Clark,” the report says. “Donoghue added that the mass resignations likely would not end there, and that U.S. Attorneys and other DOJ officials might also resign en masse.”

…snip…

washingtonpost.com

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:30:41am

re: #122 ckkatz

Interesting point!

I was thinking that in a number of these countries there weren’t car manufacturers to lobby against the importation of foreign vehicles.

In other countries, I suspect that the locals were considered defeated foes and had less of a say into their future.

At the end of WW2, the US was very fortunate in one way, because the major countries we occupied had pre-existing infrastructure. Once we got that social and physical infrastructure back up and running, we could step back from running those countries.

Post-WW2 pretty much every country but the USA had a vehicle industry that was:
a) undeveloped or quite small
b) had been bombed to rubble
c) had probably converted to producing military equipment
d) the nation was broke and/or heavily in debt to the USA and was going to have trouble competing with the USA outside their domestic market
e) all of the above

And for the USA helping to rebuild Western Europe or Southeast Asia as the Cold War started would be an incentive to provide vehicles, especially trucks, to help nations get their domestic infrastructure back into running order.

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Mattand  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:37:01am

Hey, all,

Hopefully Lawhawk or some other legally-minded lizards can answer this:

One thing about the TX abortion vigilante law I’m not getting is the whole “YOU get to sue and YOU get to sue!” aspect of it. I always thought if you brought a lawsuit against someone, regardless of venue, you had to have standing in the case.

That strikes me as a common sense idea at the very minimum, if at least to try to keep nuisance lawsuits to a minimum. The TX law seems, to me, to throw all that out of the window. Like, if this law stands, it sets precedence that anyone can sue anyone, anywhere, even if you have zero connection to the case.

Shouldn’t that aspect of the TX law have caused it to be thrown out immediately? It basically turns the court system into a bigger free-for-all than it already is.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:37:38am
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Mattand  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:38:55am

re: #124 ckkatz

I doubt that anybody here is surprised by this:

Senate report gives new details of Trump efforts to use Justice Dept. to overturn election

washingtonpost.com

What’s amazing about all of this is that these are people who, in theory, were good MAGAt soldiers, willing to throw away their careers for this monster, and even they balked at overthrowing the election.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:39:39am
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:40:40am
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wrenchwench  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:40:53am

re: #118 ckkatz

On the relevance of The Infantry, I think that there are several different things going on at the same time which are obscuring the question.

1. The advent of nuclear weapons

[…]

2. Professional militaries

[…]

3. The infantry has become a bit more technical

[…]

4. The role of the infantry has not changed

[…]

In fighting recent insurgencies, the US has generally relied on our client states to provide the infantry and take the resultant heavy casualties.

So if everybody does 2 years of service, 18 months will be school.

/?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:41:11am

re: #126 Mattand

Hey, all,

Hopefully Lawhawk or some other legally-minded lizards can answer this:

One thing about the TX abortion vigilante law I’m not getting is the whole “YOU get to sue and YOU get to sue!” aspect of it. I always thought if you brought a lawsuit against someone, regardless of venue, you had to have standing in the case.

That strikes me as a common sense idea at the very minimum, if at least to try to keep nuisance lawsuits to a minimum. The TX law seems, to me, to throw all that out of the window. Like, if this law stands, it sets precedence that anyone can sue anyone, anywhere, even if you have zero connection to the case.

Shouldn’t that aspect of the TX law have caused it to be thrown out immediately? It basically turns the court system into a bigger free-for-all than it already is.

It’s bad law.

It’s intended for intimidation and trying to allow harassment to be done by non-governmental agents since the state government is not allowed to legally do it. And with some additional facets tossed in so that those who try to sue the way they want the harassment to work avoid getting punished by losing the suits and those who are being harassed have to absorb their own legal costs regardless of the result.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:41:50am

re: #118 ckkatz

To be a 19th century infantryman, you had to learn how to load and fire a musket, how to form line and column and march in cadence. The only major changes were the introduction of percussion caps and rifled barrels.

But that was all something that could be taught in a matter of weeks and mastered within a few months.

Modern infantrymen have to be technical specialists in everything from weapons to chemicals to electronics. Occupation forces have to study languages and cultures and policing. That all takes years to learn and master and has to be constantly updated as technology advances.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:42:47am
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:45:40am

Mr. McConnell has another powerful political incentive for his stance. He cannot control his members, and is reluctant to risk the ire of Republican base voters by leaning on senators to smooth the way for a debt-limit increase. Even if Mr. McConnell wanted to allow one to come to a majority vote, a single senator could stop it. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who has made no secret of his presidential ambitions, said on Tuesday that he would block any such agreement — even one to expedite the process that Mr. McConnell is demanding…

How will it end? One option that Mr. Van Hollen said Democrats might have to pursue — and that Mr. Biden on Tuesday called “a real possibility” — is changing the filibuster rules so the borrowing limit increase, and any in the future, could pass with 50 votes.

Mr. King, who has been unenthusiastic about changing the rules, said he had to agree.

“I have been very reluctant for nine years about modifying the filibuster rule, especially when it comes to policy, but this has nothing to do with policy,” he said. “This is about keeping the United States and world out of what could be a severe recession.”

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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:55:50am

Reeling…

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:56:08am

re: #124 ckkatz

I doubt that anybody here is surprised by this:

Senate report gives new details of Trump efforts to use Justice Dept. to overturn election

washingtonpost.com

We’ll quit if you go through with it
But we are quite willing to sit here while you debate overthrowing the govt

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mmmirele  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:57:31am

Over at my mother’s. She’s OK with finger food, less so with anything that requires a spoon. She was partway through her soup and her hand was shaking so badly I asked her if she needed me to help her. So yes, folks, I fed my mom last night, it was such a weird feeling.

At least I managed to run away from work before all hell broke loose.

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Now I’m going to drive over to see my cat and pick up a few things I missed in moving over here—elbow brace, a bottle of meds, and a leftover pizza that needs eating.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:57:48am

re: #137 Dangerman

We’ll quit if you go through with it
But we are quite willing to sit here while you debate overthrowing the govt

All it takes for evil to triumph is for pathetic party hacks to sit and do nothing…

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2021 • 6:59:22am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:01:47am

re: #123 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:03:02am

re: #135 Belafon

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McConnell’s misplaying his hand

Rank and file Rs dont gaf about the debt ceiling or the debt
For them its culture wars /owning the libs 100%

McC thinks its still the 1990s when debt mattered as a political tool/cudgel.
Rs don’t care because they have a new and improved shiny object

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ckkatz  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:08:46am

re: #131 wrenchwench

So if everybody does 2 years of service, 18 months will be school.

/?

I am guessing that in wartime, some corners might be cut and times shortened. :)

In truth, in the peacetime Army most of the time is spent learning how to do tasks and then practicing them. Perhaps not very efficiently, but this is the theory anyway.

Reminds me of that old joke about the new hire at the trash collection company. He was told that there was only on the job training. He was told that he would start on his regular route on day one, and that he would pick it up as he went along.

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:09:37am

re: #138 mmmirele

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:11:41am

re: #136 JOE 🥓

Reeling…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:13:30am

re: #136 JOE 🥓

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makeitstop  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:17:55am

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makeitstop  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:18:48am

re: #136 JOE 🥓

Reeling…

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Ming5000  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:28:50am

The latest sorry anti-vaxxer has been in the hospital for 45 days. Asking for $300,000.
If she survives, the emotional and likely long term and forever side effects are still stunning. Anyone who has had to be hospitalized for 1 or 2 nights knows how awful it is.

sorryantivaxxer.com

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darthstar  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:35:14am

re: #136 JOE 🥓

Reeling…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:36:10am

re: #142 Dangerman

McConnell’s misplaying his hand

Rank and file Rs dont gaf about the debt ceiling or the debt
For them its culture wars /owning the libs 100%

McC thinks its still the 1990s when debt mattered as a political tool/cudgel.
Rs don’t care because they have a new and improved shiny object

There are plenty of them who want the current economy to crash and be replaced by a new one based on the Gold Standard and without any government regulation or oversight of industry or finances.

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:40:15am

Just way, way, way too many people willing to give the media a pass on this kind of shit. And Matthew’s one of the folks I follow regularly that tends to have his head on straight, so seeing this take is kind of disappointing.

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Teddy's Person  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:44:32am

re: #152 Citizen K

They were adversarial with Trump too.

I guess this is true if “adversarial” has been redefined as “broadcasting empty podium waiting for the asshole to show up” or “welcoming every Trump stooge who showed up in the studio to spew lies.”

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Broad With Sass  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:45:51am

re: #138 mmmirele

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makeitstop  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:47:45am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are plenty of them who want the current economy to crash and be replaced by a new one based on the Gold Standard and without any government regulation or oversight of industry or finances.

There is literally not enough gold in the world to cover this country’s economy.

I remember reading somewhere that at this point, all of the gold that’s been mined since the beginning of gold mining wouldn’t cover it.

Let’s start by looking at how much gold there is in the world. When we look at the world gold council it says there has been about 158,000 metric tonnes of it ever mined out of the earth. Divide that by ounces and you get about 50 billion of them. From this, we can determine that it would be 24.4 trillion grains of gold, which sounds like quite a lot. The problem is we need to divide this by the population of the US to get the most equitable distribution of wealth we can for an example.

So if we divide it by the world’s population we get 80,270 grains per person. This number isn’t as impressive as the 24.4 trillion but it leaves more questions as to what this means. What any gold-based system would have to do next is determine how many grains are in a single dollar. Roosevelt set it to about 15.25 grains per dollar, meaning each person would have about $5,259 of gold per person in the US. Even that is assuming that the US held all the gold in the world.

This leaves the US with a money supply of about 1.6 trillion dollars. Even if this fictional scenario were true it would be totally debunked by the fact the US has a debt of 16.6 trillion dollars. It would be impossible to pay down the US debt. The claim is that the US would never be in this situation if we had a gold standard, but that’s speculation. Right here and now if the US went to the gold standard it would be impossible to pay off the debt.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:49:27am

re: #152 Citizen K

The good that Biden is doing doesn’t get as many clicks or views as all the “Dems in Disarray” stories and the MAGA diner stories and the stories about whatever crazy shit TFG is on about today.

For the media, it’s about making money. Nothing else.

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:51:10am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are plenty of them who want the current economy to crash and be replaced by a new one based on the Gold Standard and without any government regulation or oversight of industry or finances.

you may be right

i’m talking strategy only w/r/t the senate and as senate minority leader

He definitely doesnt want the system to crash

he knows a huge chunk of that disaster would land on his and the R’s heads. no avoiding it.
that’s why this week he’s been trying to spin the media more than Taz the toon

also likely some senate R’s are already giving him heat privately

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Dangerman  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:53:55am

re: #153 Teddy’s Person

I guess this is true if “adversarial” has been redefined as “broadcasting empty podium waiting for the asshole to show up” or “welcoming every Trump stooge who showed up in the studio to spew lies.”

i quoted grisham yesterday

That’s just where we went to get what we wanted out… By and large, they didn’t get tough with us. They just took what we were saying and disseminated it.”

— Trump White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, on how they used Fox News.

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gocart mozart  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:54:14am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:56:08am

re: #136 JOE 🥓

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:57:49am

re: #157 Dangerman

you may be right

i’m talking strategy only w/r/t the senate and as senate minority leader

He definitely doesnt want the system to crash

he knows a huge chunk of that disaster would land on his and the R’s heads. no avoiding it.
that’s why this week he’s been trying to spin the media more than Taz the toon

also likely some senate R’s are already giving him heat privately

McConnell is caught between a rock and a hard place of his own making: He has publicly opposed raising the debt limit, the hardcore elements of his caucus are committed to trashing America (at least while the Democrats are in power), but he knows what disaster awaits and the smarter elements of his caucus are probably giving him shit for his public displays of brinksmanship. He knows he can’t let America default, like the nutjobs want; but he knows this is his only opportunity to destroy the infrastructure agenda, and if the Democrats get a clean debt limit bill through, reconciliation is a foregone conclusion. The pressure is all on Yertle to work himself out of the trap he himself laid.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 7:59:18am

re: #142 Dangerman

McConnell’s misplaying his hand

Rank and file Rs dont gaf about the debt ceiling or the debt
For them its culture wars /owning the libs 100%

McC thinks its still the 1990s when debt mattered as a political tool/cudgel.
Rs don’t care because they have a new and improved shiny object

But there are Rs who should know better — who should know what a default means. Or are they expecting the Ds to be, as usual, the adults in the room because they know that Ds don’t get credit for being responsible, and Rs don’t get any blame for being irresponsible?

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mmmirele  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:06:59am

re: #144 Dangerman

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JC1  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:07:10am

re: #142 Dangerman

McConnell’s misplaying his hand

Rank and file Rs dont gaf about the debt ceiling or the debt
For them its culture wars /owning the libs 100%

McC thinks its still the 1990s when debt mattered as a political tool/cudgel.
Rs don’t care because they have a new and improved shiny object

While true of much of the house and a few GOP senators, I think that most of the GOP senate doesn’t want a default. They’re not crazy, they’re just pandering to a crazy base.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:07:32am

re: #152 Citizen K

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steve_davis  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:10:33am

re: #126 Mattand

Hey, all,

Hopefully Lawhawk or some other legally-minded lizards can answer this:

One thing about the TX abortion vigilante law I’m not getting is the whole “YOU get to sue and YOU get to sue!” aspect of it. I always thought if you brought a lawsuit against someone, regardless of venue, you had to have standing in the case.

That strikes me as a common sense idea at the very minimum, if at least to try to keep nuisance lawsuits to a minimum. The TX law seems, to me, to throw all that out of the window. Like, if this law stands, it sets precedence that anyone can sue anyone, anywhere, even if you have zero connection to the case.

Shouldn’t that aspect of the TX law have caused it to be thrown out immediately? It basically turns the court system into a bigger free-for-all than it already is.

I so want to win Powerball at some point. I’d keep a hundred million or so for me and then I’d just distribute 4 or 500 million into maintaining or opening family planning clinics with abortion access across the southeast. I would use my reserve funds to be an absolute gadfly in southern politics, constantly suing republican-dominated legislatures on various issues, finding ways to extract massive civil penalties against governing bodies that try to implement the kind of red-meat garbage that plays well here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:11:19am

re: #155 makeitstop

There is literally not enough gold in the world to cover this country’s economy.

I remember reading somewhere that at this point, all of the gold that’s been mined since the beginning of gold mining wouldn’t cover it.

Of course, they just don’t like “fiat currency” because they don’t like empowering governments to create it.

Bitcoin, on the other hand…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:12:17am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

The good that Biden is doing doesn’t get as many clicks or views as all the “Dems in Disarray” stories and the MAGA diner stories and the stories about whatever crazy shit TFG is on about today.

For the media, it’s about making money. Nothing else.

Which is why they want to be shut of the boring old white guy and get back to the outrageous, scandalous, semi-literate covfefe old orange guy.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:13:58am

Both of them should be hauled before the World Court on a charge of genocide.

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makeitstop  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:14:36am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Bitcoin, on the other hand…

Yeah, it’s only a matter of time, isn’t it? [ shudder ]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:19:01am

re: #165 Punish Domestic Terrorists

You know what, I wish that weren’t true, I wish the media would tell people the good Biden’s doing daily. But we live in a country with freedom of the press and it’s healthy for the press to be adversarial. They were adversarial with Trump too. It’s how the thing works.

They were adversarial enough to optimize ratings but not adversarial to encourage good government.

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:21:52am

re: #171 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were adversarial enough to optimize ratings but not adversarial to encourage good government.

Also not adversarial enough to stand up for themselves against threats of literal violence and state-sanctioned harassment.

EDIT:

Very adversarial..

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A Cranky One  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:25:06am

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:28:32am

And just to keep on this like a guard dog:

Does anyone…anyone remember the fretting and hand-wringing in the press about Trump’s numbers not recovering? Ever?

The language they keep using gives the game away, as does their apparently intentional lack of self-awareness and attempts to erase themselves from the narratives they literally write themselves in order to justify this kind of shit coverage.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:34:15am

So all that Deep State shit was just MORE wingnut projection, huh?

Color me shocked.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:36:29am

In response to the Facebook outage.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:36:34am

re: #174 Citizen K

1. Trumps approval rating was only 43% at this same point in his Presidency.

2. Biden hasn’t been in office a year yet. Give the guy a damn chance.

3. His approval rating would be higher if Sinema and Manchin weren’t holding the fucking country hostage and his Admin could get shit done.

4. Fuck Republicans.

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:40:15am

re: #177 Eclectic Cyborg

1. Trumps approval rating was only 43% at this same point in his Presidency.

2. Biden hasn’t been in office a year yet. Give the guy a damn chance.

3. His approval rating would be higher if Sinema and Manchin weren’t holding the fucking country hostage and his Admin could get shit done.

4. Fuck Republicans.

Doesn’t seem to matter. They’re all in on screaming to their readership “Biden is the worst ever, he keeps personally screwing everything up, don’t you wish you had Trump back? YOu should hate him, hate him, hate him now!!!” And eventually, that kind of constant blaring eventually has an effect, overt or subconscious. They’re slamming their entire fist onto the scale and then feigning shock when they’re successful in tipping it.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:40:33am

re: #176 Punish Domestic Terrorists

In response to the Facebook outage.

Tom taught people HTML. Mark taught people to believe in lies and go along with the rise of fascism.

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Teukka  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:46:25am

*sighs*

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Mattand  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:46:30am

re: #136 JOE 🥓

Reeling…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:50:16am

re: #180 Teukka

*sighs*

Oh great. Another EU exit clusterfuck coming up?

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:54:08am

re: #15 Belafon

The New York Times@nytimes
Breaking News: The WHO approved the first ever malaria vaccine, which could save tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Pete Townshend is such a genius.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:54:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 8:59:45am

re: #180 Teukka

Big news from Warsaw. Constitutional court has ruled that the EU treaty is incompatible with the Polish constitution.

I remember President Duda saying that communism & homosexuality were “foreign ideologies” that had no place in Poland.

When you look at it historically, so is democracy…I hate to say it, but they are currently much more closely aligned to Hungary and Belarus than to the west, where we insist on cramming human rights down people’s throats…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:00:51am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

Newsmax is reporting tonight that Trump will invoke executive privilege in an attempt to block all the subpoenas for former members of his WH staff issued by the bipartisan Select Committee on J6.

didn’t work for Nixon, should not be allowed for FOG

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Rightwingconspirator  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:03:49am

re: #171 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were adversarial enough to optimize ratings but not adversarial to encourage good government.

It’s always ratings first. All else is way down the list.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:19:37am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are plenty of them who want the current economy to crash and be replaced by a new one based on the Gold Standard and without any government regulation or oversight of industry or finances.

Based upon the shortages caused by COVID disruption last spring, they better stock up on toilet paper and paper towels.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:20:49am

re: #186 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Newsmax is reporting tonight that Trump will invoke executive privilege in an attempt to block all the subpoenas for former members of his WH staff issued by the bipartisan Select Committee on J6.

didn’t work for Nixon, should not be allowed for FOG

Would it be SCOTUS making the decision on that?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:23:12am

re: #188 BeenHereAwhile

Based upon the shortages caused by COVID disruption last spring, they better stock up on toilet paper and paper towels.

They like the notion of everything being an unregulated commodity.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:25:12am

re: #190 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They like the notion of everything being an unregulated commodity.

Which works just fine…until it doesn’t.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:25:27am

re: #157 Dangerman

you may be right

i’m talking strategy only w/r/t the senate and as senate minority leader

He definitely doesnt want the system to crash

he knows a huge chunk of that disaster would land on his and the R’s heads. no avoiding it.
that’s why this week he’s been trying to spin the media more than Taz the toon

also likely some senate R’s are already giving him heat privately

Meanwhile Biden has been quietly jawboning industry leaders.

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JC1  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:25:28am

re: #182 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh great. Another EU exit clusterfuck coming up?

I doubt it. Poland loves EU money.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:27:33am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

Which works just fine…until it doesn’t.

Which works fine if you are in a position to corner a market or two.

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JC1  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:29:12am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I remember President Duda saying that communism & homosexuality were “foreign ideologies” that had no place in Poland.

When you look at it historically, so is democracy…I hate to say it, but they are currently much more closely aligned to Hungary and Belarus than to the west, where we insist on cramming human rights down people’s throats…

Poland’s version of Fox news/right wing radio is Radio Maria, a right wing Catholic conspiracy filled broadcast that’s been brainwashing half the population since the 90s. It’s a shame since the other half of the population seems sane.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:32:30am

re: #169 JOE 🥓

Patti@utbrp
Jared had his own staff, did as he wanted, no one challenged him… Jared and Ivanka believed they were running a ‘shadow presidency’: former Trump spokesperson rawstory.com

…Both of them should be hauled before the World Court on a charge of genocide.

By being a major source of “everybody (in the Trump political family) gets a cut”, Jared became untouchable. Remains to be seen if it will continue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:47:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:48:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:48:40am

re: #195 JC1

Poland’s version of Fox news/right wing radio is Radio Maria, a right wing Catholic conspiracy filled broadcast that’s been brainwashing half the population since the 90s. It’s a shame since the other half of the population seems sane.

I also recall when I visited Krakow and Polish TV was full of heroic historical TV shows about how Poland saved Western civilization outside the gates of Vienna in the 17th Century and stopped the Soviet advance into Europe in the 90’s, etc…

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:49:46am

re: #92 Dread Pirate Ron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:50:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:51:04am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

BREAKING: Federal authorities say 18 former NBA players have been arrested on charges alleging they defrauded the league’s health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:51:59am

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

According to the indictment, the ex-players engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims to get reimbursed for medical and dental expenses that were never actually incurred.

Don’t NBA players make pretty good money to begin with? Why would they do this?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:52:51am

re: #203 Eclectic Cyborg

According to the indictment, the ex-players engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims to get reimbursed for medical and dental expenses that were never actually incurred.

Don’t NBA players make pretty good money to begin with? Why would they do this?

see the post above

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:52:53am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:53:31am

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

What the fuck?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:53:55am

re: #206 Eclectic Cyborg

What the fuck?

inorite?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:54:42am

re: #203 Eclectic Cyborg

According to the indictment, the ex-players engaged in a widespread scheme to defraud the plan by submitting false and fraudulent claims to get reimbursed for medical and dental expenses that were never actually incurred.

Don’t NBA players make pretty good money to begin with? Why would they do this?

I should have read further down the article:

For the most part, though, the ex-players charged had journeyman careers playing for several different teams and never reached anywhere close to the enormous stardom or salary that top players command.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:54:56am

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol

We should start a pineapple on pizza debate on Twitter to see if we can get that label.

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Jay C  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:55:21am

re: #192 BeenHereAwhile

Meanwhile Biden has been quietly jawboning industry leaders.

Not all that “ quietly”; I was impressed by the lineup of blue-ribbon banksters Joe got to come over to the WH, and issue public statements about how a debt default would basically ruin the US economy to nobody’s benefit (I.e. for once, “Republican political talking-points” not being considered a “benefit”).

Though I’m sure they had other (non-public) statements to make to the relevant parties: I see McConnell has (temporarily) caved on the debt-limit resolution: just kicking the can down the road a few weeks, but still better than a default.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:56:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:57:55am

boofuckinghoo

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Dopamine Fish  Oct 7, 2021 • 9:59:47am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not a peep from any other country.

No shit, because every other country is doing the same thing, or at least as much as they can (the US does not allow that much federal control, but the government is doing its damnedest and private enterprise is slowly starting to pick up the slack).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:00:39am
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:01:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:02:44am
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:03:44am

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

Legitimate questions:
Did the paper contain bamboo?
Did Chinese satellites interfere?

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:04:22am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

My dad had to have some removed from his arm, so he knows how Connie feels.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:05:04am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:06:16am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:06:23am

re: #140 The Pie Overlord!

I don’t see how that is going to happen. So many of their voters are dying in droves.

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gwangung  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:07:00am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:09:17am

re: #221 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I don’t see how that is going to happen. So many of their voters are dying in droves.

If they lose 1% of their voters to Covid (and it’s probably not much more than that) and disenfranchise 5% of our voters, they will have plenty of votes to spare.

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:09:56am

re: #215 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The Hoarse Whisperer@TheRealHoarse
Replying to @chrislhayes
Some of us tried to clue you in to this outcome in 2016 when you were busy subletting your show to a losing candidate so he could tirelessly undermine the nominee.

Upding to you for posting this.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:10:26am

re: #147 makeitstop

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:11:53am

re: #149 Ming5000

The latest sorry anti-vaxxer has been in the hospital for 45 days. Asking for $300,000.
If she survives, the emotional and likely long term and forever side effects are still stunning. Anyone who has had to be hospitalized for 1 or 2 nights knows how awful it is.

sorryantivaxxer.com

She has EIGHT kids (blended family) and if you look at what she posted as well as her daughter, both are at about a 2nd grade level. Apparently, they’re good at fucking and reproducing idiots. (Perhaps that should be fucking and reproducing, idiots. Either way.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:12:42am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

In an interview with CNN, Republican LG nominee Winsome Sears declined to say whether she was vaccinated: “My life is very public. … I want to hold certain things close.”

There are plenty of things that one can consider “private and personal”, but one’s vaccination status regarding a highly transmissible and potentially deadly disease is really not one of them.

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JOE 🥓  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:14:18am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In an interview with CNN, Republican LG nominee Winsome Sears declined to say whether she was vaccinated: “My life is very public. … I want to hold certain things close.”

There are plenty of things that one can consider “private and personal”, but one’s vaccination status regarding a highly transmissible and potentially deadly disease is really not one of them.

Reminds me of Luap Nor’s campaign manager who refused to enroll in Obamacare and died from pneumonia…and Luap Nor glorified him as a champion of liberty…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:15:21am

re: #225 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

“There is only so much you can do to save people from themselves.”

It took me way the fuck too long to learn this, but I have been much more sane since I did.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:15:42am

re: #223 Hecuba’s daughter

If they lose 1% of their voters to Covid (and it’s probably not much more than that) and disenfranchise 5% of our voters, they will have plenty of votes to spare.

And those that are not disenfranchised will have their results thrown out by the GOP states because of “widespread fraud” if the GOP loses. That is the main point of all these ongoing “forensic audits”, to keep that line of narrative alive.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:16:54am

re: #176 Punish Domestic Terrorists

In response to the Facebook outage.

You have to be of a certain age, don’t you? LOL!!

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BeenHereAwhile  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:19:08am

Industry update I received today.

Wonder if the data being collected by commercial truck drivers dash cams are being morphed into software for driverless vehicles?

It’s hard to score how your employees drive unless you see exactly what they do. Think of a hard stop detected by your GPS tracking. What’s that mean? Were they driving distracted and slammed on the brakes at the last second, or did another driver do something unpredictable?

With the [redacted] AI camera automatically evaluating every moment of drive time, you’ll know.

Depending on the plan you choose, the system can also reinforce your employees’ best habits while also detecting areas for improvement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:21:15am

re: #232 BeenHereAwhile

Industry update I received today.

Wonder if the data being collected by commercial truck drivers dash cams are being morphed into software for driverless vehicles?

It is just a matter of time before long-haul truck traffic has gone AI, followed by taxis and Ubers. I guess they will still need delivery people to carry the package to the door, though until they perfect delivery droids.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:21:58am

re: #232 BeenHereAwhile

With the [redacted] AI camera automatically evaluating every moment of drive time, you’ll know.

Depending on the plan you choose, the system can also reinforce your employees’ best habits while also detecting areas for improvement.

Sounds hellish.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:23:19am

Piss-in-a-bottle efficiency capitalism accelerated by AI.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:25:30am

re: #235 jaunte

Piss-in-a-bottle efficiency capitalism accelerated by AI.

Even before dash cams there were trip recorders that registered travel times and speeds of the vehicles in question.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:26:49am

re: #236 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They should measure the stress added to the operator when evaluating the system.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:27:22am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

boofuckinghoo

As it should be.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:29:44am

re: #126 Mattand

Hey, all,

Hopefully Lawhawk or some other legally-minded lizards can answer this:

One thing about the TX abortion vigilante law I’m not getting is the whole “YOU get to sue and YOU get to sue!” aspect of it. I always thought if you brought a lawsuit against someone, regardless of venue, you had to have standing in the case.

That strikes me as a common sense idea at the very minimum, if at least to try to keep nuisance lawsuits to a minimum. The TX law seems, to me, to throw all that out of the window. Like, if this law stands, it sets precedence that anyone can sue anyone, anywhere, even if you have zero connection to the case.

Shouldn’t that aspect of the TX law have caused it to be thrown out immediately? It basically turns the court system into a bigger free-for-all than it already is.

You’re not wrong.

What’s my standing as a resident to somehow tattle on someone seeking abortion outside Texas (or in Texas)? The standing to gain a bounty? That’s just one of the many problems with this law.

After all, under this idiotic law one can submit a claim that Ted Cruz, his wife, and daughters all went to Mexico so each could get abortions. They’d have to deal with all the legal shenanigans, while the shit-stirred sits back and watch the fun happen.

It’s a waste of judicial resources on top of everything else, and is all about denying women access to reproductive care - not just abortion.

TRAP laws, SB8, and the assault on contraceptive care, along with renewed attacks on LGBTQ+ are all meant to roll back civil rights and protections for women, minorities, and persecuted classes of people.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:33:32am

re: #239 lawhawk

You’re not wrong.

What’s my standing as a resident to somehow tattle on someone seeking abortion outside Texas (or in Texas)? The standing to gain a bounty? That’s just one of the many problems with this law.

After all, under this idiotic law one can submit a claim that Ted Cruz, his wife, and daughters all went to Mexico so each could get abortions. They’d have to deal with all the legal shenanigans, while the shit-stirred sits back and watch the fun happen.
……

Are there any repercussions if someone files a report they know is false?

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:40:11am

re: #221 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I don’t see how that is going to happen. So many of their voters are dying in droves.

It’s a really big country, with really a lot of people. Even a million or two in the right locations isn’t “droves” enough to make a difference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:41:22am

re: #240 Hecuba’s daughter

Are there any repercussions if someone files a report they know is false?

depends…is that someone white?

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makeitstop  Oct 7, 2021 • 10:47:07am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

Could that dude possibly kiss ore of Trump’s ass? Sheesh.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 7, 2021 • 1:59:40pm

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In an interview with CNN, Republican LG nominee Winsome Sears declined to say whether she was vaccinated: “My life is very public. … I want to hold certain things close.”

There are plenty of things that one can consider “private and personal”, but one’s vaccination status regarding a highly transmissible and potentially deadly disease is really not one of them.

Yeah, back when didn’t all the repubs want to have all people infected with HIV to register somewhere?


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