The Great Tommy Emmanuel: “The Digger’s Waltz” (Live From the Balboa Theatre)

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This video is the bonus features originally in the Tommy Emmanuel DVD ‘Live from the Balboa Theatre’. It was filmed at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA in 2011. It also appears on Tommy’s album ‘Live from the Balboa Theatre’. A studio version of this song is also on his album ’The Mystery’.
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1
Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:08:21pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:08:44pm

Ah, the New Thread of Solitude.
Waiting for a visit from the giant floating head of Marlon Brando.

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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:09:50pm

Or Anymouse, whichever comes first.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:19:42pm

re: #3 A Three Hour Tour

Or Anymouse, whichever comes first.

LOL

I’m going to meander off to bed. I left it in the other room I think.

(3:08)

Sweet Dreams (Goodnight Song) | Super Simple Songs

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Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:22:48pm

Wow, the sheer hatred coming out of right wing Twitter tonight is unreal.

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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:25:43pm

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

LOL

I’m going to meander off to bed. I left it in the other room I think.

(3:08)

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Before 9:30 pm Mythical Standard Time is a bit early for you.

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A Cranky One  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:28:11pm

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Mattand  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:29:25pm

re: #2 A Three Hour Tour

Ah, the New Thread of Solitude.
Waiting for a visit from the giant floating head of Marlon Brando.

Man, are you trying to get a Zardoz head wandering into this thread.

‘Cause that’s how you totally get a Zardoz head wandering around a thread.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:30:42pm
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Mattand  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:31:08pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Wow, the sheer hatred coming out of right wing Twitter tonight is unreal.

I’ve been working most of the day. What’s up their ass now? Christ, it’s legal for 17 year olds to cross state lines and murder protesters now. You’d think they’d be happy with the early Xmas gift.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:31:14pm
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jaunte  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:31:54pm

re: #10 Mattand

A successful killing just gets them more worked up.

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Mattand  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:36:17pm

re: #11 Patricia Kayden

Not only should that little motherfucker be in jail, his mother should have been tried as an accessory.

I don’t have kids, so I have to thread this needle carefully, but to me, driving your white 17-year-old kid to a BLM protest, across state lines, so he can play Punisher is pretty shitty parenting.

It’s like the opposite of the January 6th MAGAt armed with plastic handcuffs wandering around the Rotunda with his mother.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:36:54pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:39:27pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Wow, the sheer hatred coming out of right wing Twitter tonight is unreal.

Yeah, and I’m staying far the fuck away from it.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:41:18pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:46:29pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:46:56pm

re: #10 Mattand

I’ve been working most of the day. What’s up their ass now? Christ, it’s legal for 17 year olds to cross state lines and murder protesters now. You’d think they’d be happy with the early Xmas gift.

SUV ran over a bunch of people at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, WI. Multiple casualties.

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jaunte  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:48:35pm
“a collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions”

Not a review of Liberal Fascism, but a Jonah Goldberg review of Tucker Carlson’s Patriot Purge.

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jaunte  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:49:42pm
“The domestic war on terror is here. It’s coming after half of the country,” says one protagonist. “The left is hunting the right, sticking them in Guantanamo Bay for American citizens—leaving them there to rot,” says another, over video of an individual in an orange jumpsuit being waterboarded.

This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe—and act upon—it.

From the author of Liberal Fascism, who is admittedly an expert in how this works.

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jaunte  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:54:36pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 21, 2021 • 8:57:56pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Jonah thought he was smart enough to play with eliminationism to win short term with no short terms consequences.

A lot of German rightists had the same impression.

re: #20 jaunte

From the author of Liberal Fascism, who is admittedly an expert in how this works.

What I find fascinating is the reactionaries have two modes: accusing others of doing what they’re planning, and feeling that at any moment they’re going to victimized the way they’ve hurt everyone.

Both fantasies entitle them to indulge any sadistic or prurient impulse they have.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:00:31pm

More bad news. Unconfirmed but it’s spreading like Covid at a tent revival.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:02:27pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Well, that means I’ll be staying away from Twitter for a while…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:06:32pm
Like the Roman common tool, the Swiss version has a lot of foldaway implements stowed inside

Fixed for order of events.

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jaunte  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:11:12pm
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danarchy  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:19:58pm

re: #13 Mattand

Not only should that little motherfucker be in jail, his mother should have been tried as an accessory.

I don’t have kids, so I have to thread this needle carefully, but to me, driving your white 17-year-old kid to a BLM protest, across state lines, so he can play Punisher is pretty shitty parenting.

It’s like the opposite of the January 6th MAGAt armed with plastic handcuffs wandering around the Rotunda with his mother.

This didn’t happen and it isn’t clear where this story started. In the trial it came out that he drove himself to kenosha the day before the protest. He then spent the night at Damian Blacks house before working a life guard shift the morning of the protest.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:20:39pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

More bad news. Unconfirmed but it’s spreading like Covid at a tent revival.

Law enforcement at their last presser already said there would be no further updates until tomorrow afternoon.

Unless someone is naming names, at this point it is at best speculation and at worst race-baiting or fear-mongering.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:31:01pm

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Law enforcement at their last presser already said there would be no further updates until tomorrow afternoon.

Unless someone is naming names, at this point it is at best speculation and at worst race-baiting or fear-mongering.

Hence the disclaimer and the hidden text. We should know about this because every racist MAGAt in the country will have it as gospel truth in a few hours, and there will be no dissuading them. We need to be prepared for that.
Addendum: Local police departments are notoriously leaky.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 21, 2021 • 9:55:30pm

Latest - 5 dead, over 40 injured in parade incident.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2021 • 10:00:30pm

re: #30 Dread Pirate Ron

Latest - 5 dead, over 40 injured in parade incident.

Fuck.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 21, 2021 • 10:06:09pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 21, 2021 • 10:08:13pm

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austin_blue  Nov 21, 2021 • 10:19:38pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Wow, the sheer hatred coming out of right wing Twitter tonight is unreal.

Well, they have no idea who is responsible (and neither do we), so their default position is to get out in front of the news cycle and blame the libs.

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austin_blue  Nov 21, 2021 • 10:41:29pm

We had a really big gig up in Georgetown, TX today. A premier of the Jabberwocky poem, musically, and another premier of a musical setting of The Mask Of The Red Death. Went very well. We’re dead tired, so night all.

Be nice to each other.

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sagehen  Nov 21, 2021 • 10:53:06pm

re: #35 austin_blue

We had a really big gig up in Georgetown, TX today. A premier of the Jabberwocky poem, musically, and another premier of a musical setting of The Mask Of The Red Death. Went very well. We’re dead tired, so night all.

Be nice to each other.

So was your Jabberwocky music instead of words, or music accompanying the words? And is it on video?

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves.
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,.
And the mome raths outgrabe.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 21, 2021 • 11:09:13pm

I had a nice bike ride today. The past month I’ve been exploring high pedal assist and using a lot of throttle. It can be addicting and I’m trying to break out of the habit. I’m practicing going slow, keeping it in pedal assist 1, not using the throttle, and turning the controller power down to about 75%. That allows me to ride down in the 12-13 MPH range without going faster than my pedaling. I can loiter down to 2.6 MPH if I need to. I visited 3 city parks today, one has some hidden dirt trails which are fun to putt along in first gear.

Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 21, 2021 • 11:16:03pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 21, 2021 • 11:21:51pm

re: #38 Patricia Kayden

Nova Scotia giving Goofy Newfies a run for their money.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 21, 2021 • 11:41:56pm

Sigh… I’ve not been able to get the Canon software (for their cameras) to run on my Mac. For quite some time.

There are posts with problems similar to mine in the Canon online support system forum, all the way back to 2017.

Trying all the suggested fixes does not work for me (as they have not worked for some others.)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 21, 2021 • 11:53:24pm

Damn it all
Why did google break their image search.
Chrome won’t let me right click an image and select a straight image search. Instead you search through some BS “Google Lens” app which selects which part of the image it’s sure you’re interested in. So you have to adjust the selected area to include the whole image, let it re-search, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select that you want to try a straight image search

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:00:17am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Damn it all
Why did google break their image search.
Chrome won’t let me right click an image and select a straight image search. Instead you search through some BS “Google Lens” app which selects which part of the image it’s sure you’re interested in. So you have to adjust the selected area to include the whole image, let it re-search, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select that you want to try a straight image search

YAY
found out how to disable that nonsense
support.google.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:06:28am

re: #38 Patricia Kayden

I hope Woody the talking Nightmare Tree has this song on permanent loop to round out the horror:

Die Woodys - Fichtl’s Lied

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:33:08am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Over the past couple of months many things in Chrome have failed for me. Lots and lots of things.

And Google search doesn’t seem right all the time too.

Don’t know what they are doing, but I’m way beyond convinced that by now our economy’s software infrastructure has become too complex to maintain.

From now on, entropy has capped what we can do. Compatibility, especially backwards compatibility, is the achilles heel to our digital existence.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:36:16am

Speaking of which, continuing with my wrestling with the Canon camera software, the following bit of information seems relevant:

dpreview.com

Same advice shows up in other forums including on apple.com .

My iMac is set up so my own account has admin privileges but apparently that is not working.

So I’ve made another admin account. Will try that.

Regardless, I now believe that our modern Babble of computer applications and file types and data archives etc. are all heading us into a new dark age.

In centuries to come, when these computer thingies have all passed into dust, people will wonder why they can find records from the 1930’s but not the 2030’s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:42:45am

re: #44 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Don’t know what they are doing, but I’m way beyond convinced that by now our economy’s software infrastructure has become too complex to maintain.

They are simply patched together out of expedience without a lot of thought directed towards the long-term structure of any information system.

But that is just how we do things.

Don’t worry, the Free Market will regulate it…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:46:12am

re: #45 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

That reminds me of Cowboy Bebop where the girl from the future opens up her personal records box and finds a VHS tape, and says, “WTF is this?”

That’s why I gave up on buying DVDs, or CDs of music. I have 4 dark side of the moon recordings, stereo record, half speed master record, CD, MSFL gold master CD. I’m sure there is a SACD, FLAC, and other formats by now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:47:58am

re: #47 Dread Pirate Ron

That reminds me of Cowboy Bebop where the girl from the future opens up her personal records box and finds a VHS tape, and says, “WTF is this?”

That’s why I gave up on buying DVDs, or CDs of music. I have 4 dark side of the moon recordings, stereo record, half speed master record, CD, MSFL gold master CD. I’m sure there is a SACD, FLAC, and other formats by now.

I recall that we owned an eight-track cassette player…

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:10:24am

3 arrested after dozens ransack a Nordstrom store near San Francisco, police say

It almost always sucks to see your neighborhood on CNN.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:16:56am

re: #49 Dread Pirate Ron

a harbinger of the urban unrest to come as Bidenflation makes it impossible to buy milk for our offspring and fill up our 11-mpg pickup trucks.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:21:26am

There is no reason the Canon software (DPP) should not install on my old iMac.

The software version downloaded from Canon is compatible with my OSX.

Indeed, I downloaded several older builds of the software. None will install.

Searching all my Mac’s library directories for Canon .plist files and anything else that could have been made by Canon - deleted everything I could find (only one item.)

Still won’t install. The Install application will unpack the files… then finish. But the files are not written anywhere.

I’ve checked my permissions.

Long have people struggled with the Canon software install process. Canon has their own software installer (they don’t use the default Mac AppStore utility.)

Sigh…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:26:45am

I wanted to use DPP because I think it does a better job with raw files from older Canon cameras. It also corrects for lens distortions.

Guess I’ll have to use Photoshop. That is a bloated piece of software if there ever was one. I remember back, decades ago, with the original Photoshop. Ran on the original Mac line. It was simple, useful, and easy.

I only use 2% of what Photoshop does… but it can handle the Canon raw files so there’s that.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:32:46am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:39:26am

re: #53 Barefoot Grin

I’ve noticed something similar on Youtube.

If a video is promoting anything to do with diversity, dozens of comments show up all sounding familiar in their whining. Some comments are exact copies.

It’s all so suspicious.

I wonder how many troll-houses around the world are being funded by usual actors.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:43:22am

re: #52 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

When I ran Linux I could not get Canon software for my printer. There was a third party driver for the printer but it was expensive, kind of an antithesis to the whole reason to go to Linux.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:46:45am

re: #55 Dread Pirate Ron

When I ran Linux I could not get Canon software for my printer. There was a third party driver for the printer but it was expensive, kind of an antithesis to the whole reason to go to Linux.

For people like Microsoft, that is a feature, not a bug…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 1:58:52am

Lawrence is more at ease with the then modern (1973) TV production. Notice how she continually leans into the mic, much more than him:

Begin the Beguine (1973) - Julie Andrews, Steve Lawrence

..

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 2:10:46am

In early television there was a lot of changes to how people did their schtick (such as singing.)

By the time of the early 1970’s an entire generation of entertainers had turned over in TV (by then Milton Berle and Lucille Ball were nostalgia acts.) Yet much of the production was still stuck with the early-TV ways of thinking.

When Saturday Night Live premiered it really was still a stage act. One can see the early Vaudeville heritage in SNL.

Probably it was MTV which really shook up the idea of “television”. Music now was to be premiered on TV, not radio. And the music videos quickly developed into a style much more free from the old TV style (of imitating Vaudeville.)

One of the better old-fashioned comedy TV series was Laugh-In. Season 2 they got Nixon to come on:

Sock It To Nixon | Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In | George Schlatter

Late night comedy shows still, to this day, strike me as harkening back to the early 20th century. Not that much has changed in ideas. Sure, the technology has changed quite a bit. The concepts of a “show” and “comedy” really have not changed.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 2:23:16am

The volcano has grown a bit larger.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 2:29:20am

50 years ago, those nasty socialists were coming for your guns:

Laugh-In Salutes Guns | Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In | George Schlatter

..

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 22, 2021 • 2:53:43am

re: #53 Barefoot Grin

And how many of those new Twitter accounts are from troll farms? 60%? 80%? 90%? Beijing and Moscow are probably working overtime.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 2:55:19am

re: #61 The Squire of Logos

And how many of those new Twitter accounts are from troll farms? 60%? 80%? 90%? Beijing and Moscow are probably working overtime.

It’s a great time to be a 300-pound school dropout in MInsk…

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:02:48am

re: #61 The Squire of Logos

And how many of those new Twitter accounts are from troll farms? 60%? 80%? 90%? Beijing and Moscow are probably working overtime.

Well north of 90% and North Macedonia and the Philippines probably. I guarantee you no one signed up to Twitter just to rant about something that happened in the past 24 hours. No one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:06:09am

re: #63 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

We need to include a regular curriculum in school on modern media and how to interpret the messages they send us. I spend a lot of time reminding my children the difference between a real life person and an Internet presence.

Trolls, disinformation spreaders and influencers are banking on our inability to do just that.

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:15:12am

re: #64 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We need to include a regular curriculum in school on modern media and how to interpret the messages they send us. I spend a lot of time reminding my children the difference between a real life person and an Internet presence.

Trolls, disinformation spreaders and influencers are banking on our inability to do just that.

And Covid hasn’t helped. We’ve all become better at using the internet and social media, but I think many people out there still don’t understand it. There is waaaaay too much credulousness in online interactions.

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:20:49am

re: #65 The Squire of Logos

And Covid hasn’t helped. We’ve all become better at using the internet and social media, but I think many people out there still don’t understand it. There is waaaaay too much credulousness in online interactions.

I think there’s a huge generational difference on this topic. The TikTokTeens absolutely understand the difference between on-line profiles and carbon-based oxygen-breathers..

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:25:43am

re: #66 sagehen

I think there’s a huge generational difference on this topic. The TikTokTeens absolutely understand the difference between on-line profiles and carbon-based oxygen-breathers..

Yeah, I agree. It is a generational difference and also an educational difference. Some of those from my generation (yes, I’m oldish), are late comers to tech and for many of them Facebook is their only portal into that world (more’s the pity).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:28:03am

re: #65 The Squire of Logos

And Covid hasn’t helped. We’ve all become better at using the internet and social media, but I think many people out there still don’t understand it. There is waaaaay too much credulousness in online interactions.

and our mainstream media figured out right away that it is a lot cheaper to just find some intern to mine the Internet for news stories than to pay investigative reporters.

Once people like Breitbart and Drudge figured out that all they had to do was float a story out there long enough and it would grow legs and get picked up and treated as if it had some merit, the rate of decline increased exponentially…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 3:33:52am

re: #67 The Squire of Logos

Yeah, I agree. It is a generational difference and also an educational difference. Some of those from my generation (yes, I’m oldish), are late comers to tech and for many of them Facebook is their only portal into that world (more’s the pity).

And there are people who distrust “official” government sources or mainstream media but seem to think that some obscure blog site is broadcasting the uncompromised Truth

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:01:21am

re: #69 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And there are people who distrust “official” government sources or mainstream media but seem to think that some obscure blog site is broadcasting the uncompromised Truth

I blame the X-Files. JK. I looove the X-Files. Sadly some people are living their lives as though that show was a documentary.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:04:05am

re: #70 The Squire of Logos

I blame the X-Files. JK. I looove the X-Files. Sadly some people are living their lives as though that show was a documentary.

I seem to recall that people think 24 and The West Wing were also a form of Reality TV.

And that the Royal Family asked Netflix to remind its viewers that The Crown was a work of historical drama and not a documentary.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:04:45am

Children today have too much to learn.

There is no evidence that human cognitive capabilities have increased over the past centuries. Indeed, modern brain sizes are smaller than our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

Given that so many children these days are home schooled, or go to private religious schools, I suspect that if in middle school there was a class on surviving the internet that many parents would complain about the content.

Look at how gingerly biology teachers today have to skirt criticizing creationism.

Tell me, do high school history teachers really dive into the dark past of religions?

Children are a battleground for ideological wars.

The religious right have for many decades now been doing their best to undermine modern public education. Complaining about the 1619 project is just one in a long line of boogeymen in regards to education.

People want to be deceived. You read me correctly.

The carneys of old knew this. Donald Trump knows this.

Society in some very large part is about how we fill our time trying to avoid the fact that we are going to die someday, and the inventions we’ve made (e.g., religion) to salve ourselves from that pain are among our most precious fixtures in said society. If you want to challenge those fixtures you’re going to get a lot of push-back.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:05:12am

I didn’t know this was in the works, and I am really excited about this!

Amazon reinvents ‘The Wheel of Time’ for the small screen, with surprising turns

You won’t need to have read the sprawling, 14-volume fantasy saga to know instinctively that what you’re seeing on the Amazon series only skims its surface.

Feints are made to indicate the scope of Jordan’s world, and its history — a bit of dialogue here, a snippet of song there. Characters gets a moment or two to invoke their homeland, or their ancestry. But the ultimate effect is to cause the world underpinning the events depicted — the world that always seems to hover just offscreen — to insist upon itself, and always compete for our attention with the story we’re watching.

It’s not that the show looks cheap, by any means. There are plenty of breathtaking vistas and vibrant, richly textured costumes and elaborate sets. It’s just that it can’t help but feel scaled down, reduced, distilled, made for television. Something about the quality of light in certain scenes seems a bit too sharp, too clean, for a world lit only by sun and fire. The sinister Children of the Light, for example, wear cloaks so blindingly and pristinely white, even as they trudge through muddy forests, that you can’t help wondering about their OxyClean budget.

If the world of The Wheel of Time doesn’t come off as satisfyingly grimy and lived-in as the world of other fantasy series, and it never quite musters the sweep and scope of its older brothers — Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, HBO’s Game of Thrones — it does manage to tell its story in a way that’s compelling, unique and, frequently, surprising, full of narrative twists and character turns that even the most jaded fantasy reader might not see coming.

npr.org

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:07:54am

re: #73 Shropshire Slasher

Did you catch my review of the first three episodes?

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:11:07am

What Christianity looks like to those of us who were never Christians.

Montana state senator Teresa Manzella (R-Hamilton) said in a speech on a so-called “God, Country, Family” tour that gays who experience violence for being gay deserve it, and in any case it’s nothing compared to what Christ suffered.

She was speaking in support of a pastor/Realtor who accused a food bank in Missoula of trying to recruit children to Teh Geyh Lyfestyle.

The pastor drew a complaint with the Missoula Organization of Realtors and has an ethics hearing next month (in which he could lose his license).

She claims she was quoted out-of-context, so she posted her whole speech to Faceborg (which shows she was quoted precisely). She said violence against gays walking down the street holding hands is normal consequences for their actions.

Democrats in the state senate have called for her to be stripped of committee assignments, which she calls persecution for her religious faith.

She also accuses the media reporting on this of being in the hands of “leftists” and offers as evidence “just look up the Council on Foreign Relations” (disclaimer, I’m a member so it must be true).

(Not a chance in hell the Republican-majority controlled state senate is going to strip her of her committee assignments.)

GOP Lawmaker: Gays Living in Fear Face “Normal Consequences” for Their “Choices” (Friendly Atheist)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:15:03am

re: #73 Shropshire Slasher

From the NPR link:

Early in the Amazon series, several of our doughty heroes escape from their isolated, bucolic village at night, via ferry. In hot pursuit: A hooded creature, dressed in black, astride a black horse — he’s a servant of a powerful malevolent entity called The Dark One, who has, it appears, returned after a long absence to threaten the world once again.

Huh, I thought. How about that.

That certain elements of The Wheel of Time would echo elements of The Lord of the Rings seems inevitable, of course. Tolkien’s massive work inspired scores of imitators, and later, interpolators — […]

But for a scene so early on to so closely map itself over one of the more memorable events in The Fellowship of the Ring — both the Tolkien book and its Peter Jackson film adaptation — seemed to bode ill.

That is one of the scenes in WoT for which I wrote the criticism in my short review. Yip blocked that shot too much like PJ, the costumes are too similar, the lighting too similar.

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:23:33am

re: #70 The Squire of Logos

I blame the X-Files. JK. I looove the X-Files. Sadly some people are living their lives as though that show was a documentary.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:25:03am

re: #52 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I wanted to use DPP because I think it does a better job with raw files from older Canon cameras. It also corrects for lens distortions.

Guess I’ll have to use Photoshop. That is a bloated piece of software if there ever was one. I remember back, decades ago, with the original Photoshop. Ran on the original Mac line. It was simple, useful, and easy.

I only use 2% of what Photoshop does… but it can handle the Canon raw files so there’s that.

Linux—->Darktable—->Gimp in my future.

I just loaded DPP and the file manager to a Windows 10 machine—there was a learning curve as a first-timer. Canon required the serial number from my used T6i.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:26:30am

re: #74 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Did you catch my review of the first three episodes?

littlegreenfootballs.com

Thank you for the link, I appreciate it.
Good bad or ugly I look forward to watching. I have read all the books, starting when I was in college. It is a nice escape, and to read all of the characters names again and remember how they grew and evolved in the book makes me look forward to this series.
I have not yet watched the series, and the parallels with Tolkien can’t be ignored. I would consider it more of paying homage.

I look forward to your continued reviews.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:27:36am

re: #72 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Tell me, do high school history teachers really dive into the dark past of religions?

Children are a battleground for ideological wars.

The religious right have for many decades now been doing their best to undermine modern public education. Complaining about the 1619 project is just one in a long line of boogeymen in regards to education.

This is one aspect of the Culture Wars where they are really winning ground: Control the youth and you control the future.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:33:51am

re: #79 Shropshire Slasher

Comments in Youtube channels who are reviewing WoT are full of people complaining about Amazon “ruining” the books, about Amazon being “woke”, etc. etc. etc.

If you love the books, please keep in mind that a TV adaptation is a different kind of thing. Turning a piece of literature into a stage act (or in modern times, TV) is something that by nature changes the original creation into a new product.

By which I intend this: reading is a highly active process, the reader must conjure in her mind the images and sounds as described on a page. This means each reader has a unique interpretation of a story.

But a video production forces a visual and audio experience onto the consumer. It’s a much more passive activity for the consumer than being a reader of a story.

So so many people who complain about adaptations do not really accept this.

The Amazon series cannot be what you have experienced in reading WoT. It will be something different.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 4:39:55am

re: #75 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

She claims she was quoted out-of-context, so she posted her whole speech to Faceborg (which shows she was quoted precisely). She said violence against gays walking down the street holding hands is normal consequences for their actions.

Democrats in the state senate have called for her to be stripped of committee assignments, which she calls persecution for her religious faith.

She is just “practicing her religion”
Check your Leviticus 20:13

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:06:50am

State senators getting fired for openly condoning homophobic violence should be a normal consequence for one’s actions but it ain’t ‘cause it’s RIGHT THERE IN THE BIBLE!!!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:12:51am

re: #82 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

She is just “practicing her religion”
Check your Leviticus 20:13

The photograph she uses of a teacher in a miniskirt and plunging neckline blouse holding a Pride flag up to young school children is (surprise) not a school teacher.

It is Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal and Quillette, who writes about bullshyte “rapid onset gender dysphoria” and how (white) girls are being taken out of the breeding market.

rationalwiki.org

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:31:20am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:37:04am

re: #84 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷


It is Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal and Quillette, who writes about bullshyte “rapid onset gender dysphoria” and how (white) girls are being taken out of the breeding market.

rationalwiki.org

Cannot have the market value of our chattel diminished.

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:43:27am

re: #85 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Is the dog hiding in that picture, or did the cats chase him away entirely?

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:47:27am

re: #85 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Today would be a great day for this. Current air temperature in the wild north country is 17 °F (-8.3 C).

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:58:00am

That’s not going to stop Fox News from screaming “BLM Terrorism.”

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 5:59:10am

re: #89 DodgerFan1988

That’s not going to stop Fox News from screaming “BLM Terrorism.”

Since this was a Christmas parade, I thought it was going to fall under the War on Christmas.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:00:11am

Also, I’m glad I refrained from saying anything on the incident until later today. The last thing the internet needs is more steaming hot takes.

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:05:01am

re: #87 sagehen

Is the dog hiding in that picture, or did the cats chase him away entirely?

He was on the floor, just below the couch.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:20:18am

Joint Stipulation to Dismiss (US Supreme Court docket, 17 November, 2021, one page)

The Washington state “I’m not selling flowers to Teh Geyhs” case is over. It has been nine years. She claimed it offended her Christian faith.

The flower shop owner has agreed to pay the two men $5,000 to settle the case. They are donating the money to PFLAG. She is also retiring and closing her shop. The winners are the Christian culture warriors at Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented her and raised bucketloads of money off the case.

Summary of the case: They tried to buy flowers for their wedding. She refused. They went to court. She appealed to the state Supreme Court. She admitted in court that selling flowers to atheists, divorcees, or Muslims was not a problem, only Teh Geyh. The court found unanimously she is a bigot.

She appealed to the US Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case. The US Supreme Court still threw out the Washington court decision, saying they should rehear the case in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision in Colorado (where Colorado’s Equal Rights Commission was found to have discriminated against the cake shop).

The state supreme court again ruled unanimously that she is a bigot. She appealed again to the US Supreme Court in July, essentially arguing it’s a Christian’s right to be a bigot against Teh Geyh.

A few days ago, she and ADF asked the Supreme Court to toss the case as they would settle out-of-court.

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:21:42am

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:24:13am

re: #49 Dread Pirate Ron

3 arrested after dozens ransack a Nordstrom store near San Francisco, police say

It almost always sucks to see your neighborhood on CNN.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:26:46am

re: #94 Dangerman

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:30:39am
In a new book, the former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany repeats her famous insistence that she never lied to reporters, in part because her education at “Oxford, Harvard and Georgetown” meant she always relied on “truthful, well-sourced, well-researched information,” The Guardian reports.

Remember this?

The president has never lied to the American public on COVID.” - McEnany 2020

With what we’ve recently learned, do I have to explain all the ways this was either a lie or you were just a useful idiot?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:31:27am

A couple of hours ago, a cliff in La Palma, lava teetering on the edge:

Over the edge it goes:

A couple of hours later and you have a steaming hot lava delta:

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:32:27am

re: #70 The Squire of Logos

I blame the X-Files. JK. I looove the X-Files. Sadly some people are living their lives as though that show was a documentary.

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Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were things long before the X-Files.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:32:33am

re: #97 Dangerman

Because there’s no way she lied in her book that she didn’t lie while being Trump’s mouthpiece.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:34:49am

re: #80 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is one aspect of the Culture Wars where they are really winning ground: Control the youth and you control the future.

Which means they’re losing since the young are going to church less than their parents.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:34:59am

re: #99 Belafon

Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were things long before the X-Files.

yeah, but they’re real….

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:37:15am

re: #99 Belafon

Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster were things long before the X-Files.

Ghosts and Seances
Astrology, Tarot

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:42:23am

Matt Hagee, the bigot pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, who allowed disgraced former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to rent his church for his tour, where he infamously said the USA had to be united under one religion (his), has apologised (on his church Website, not to the congregation).

The reason is the Freedom from Religion Foundation made a complaint to the IRS that he was using his church for political purposes in violation of the law.

If I was a cynic, I would think Hagee was trying to keep his tax-exempt status.

IRS must investigate church-led ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant, says state/church watchdog (FFRF, November 15, 2021)

Pastor Matt Hagee Statement Concerning “ReAwaken America” Event (Cornerstone Church, November 18, 2021, loads very slowly)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:42:56am

re: #101 Belafon

Which means they’re losing since the young are going to church less than their parents.

I meant controlling their education, which is why they have been targeting school boards with such loud, hostile intensity lately.

Now that they have “won” the battle of CRT, they are going after library books and will next target things like Evolution, human biology and any other aspect of science or history that counters their religious/ideological agenda

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:43:08am

re: #103 Dangerman

Ghosts and Seances
Astrology, Tarot

(insert name of religion here)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:45:09am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

If I was a cynic, I would think Hagee was trying to keep his tax-exempt status.

IRS must investigate church-led ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant, says state/church watchdog (FFRF, November 15, 2021)

They were simply quoting a hymn from the Works of the Holy Brandon, patron saint of Chariot Demon-Demolishing Derbys…

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:50:22am

re: #85 jeffreyw

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Western good morning!

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:55:24am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:57:52am

Some scraps of humanity starting to return to America in the wake of the pandemic:

Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic.

It was really sick.

My nephew works for a big-box retailer and in two years ago, in order to avoid any resentment against staff who might actually be allowed to spend the holiday with their family, they made EVERYBODY come in.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:58:40am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 6:59:30am

re: #111 Dangerman

Next time someone gets all huffy about “Punch a Nazi”, remind them that fascism actively embraces and promotes violence in order to further its ends.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:03:57am

I appears that Nordstrom hit in San Francisco was part of a crime spree:

latimes.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:07:21am

re: #115 Eclectic Cyborg

I appears that Nordstrom hit in San Francisco was part of a crime spree:

latimes.com

more proof that Bidenflation is turning America into an anarchic hellhole…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:10:54am
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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:12:50am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So how does that work, do you rent by the hour or the job?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:15:22am

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kyrsten Sinema: “I don’t even know what enigma means, really. No one really does.”

Time to put her in charge of monitoring Kremlin policy…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:17:08am
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:22:11am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

My generation (Boomers) was marked by the JFK assassination. For GenXers, it was the Challenger disaster, and for Millennials it was 9/11.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:23:39am

School had just let out for the day. The principal was standing in the middle of the hallway surrounded by a mob of kids. He was shouting (our school did not have a PA system) “The President was shot! He’s dead! Now go home!”

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:24:25am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Kennedy assassination marked the closest I ever ventured into conspiracy theory territory. I wrote my senior research paper in high school on the various flavors of conspiracy theory out there, in a favorable light. Later on, additional research and conversation with the folks on JREF brought me back around.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:24:44am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:29:09am
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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:31:28am

re: #74 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Did you catch my review of the first three episodes?

littlegreenfootballs.com

We watched the first episode Friday…the missus dozed off before the gore fest so we’ll have to re-watch it before looking at episode two. The mountain people were definitely living in a multi-cultural nirvana and the red headed lad was just a couple of talking goats away from breaking into song early on. The attack of the horned ogres or whatever was a welcome relief and indicated that winter was coming. I did feel bad for the guy who axed his pregnant lady - she seemed like an interesting character, but didn’t further the plot because barely three minutes passed between his laying her down with the other victims and his hopping on a horse to follow the hot magic cougar woman with the others.

I’ll be looking forward to how this story develops. Obviously, my above analysis probably wouldn’t get me a job as the next Siskel or Ebert.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:32:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:34:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:41:00am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

The people who lived through November 22, 1963 remember the moment - where they were, what they were doing - when the news of President Kennedy’s death came. The nation and world stopped and came together to mourn the president.

I was three years old and although I was vaguely aware of what happened, the thing that upset me most is that I could not watch Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons on TV because all the channels were covering the shooting and its aftermath…

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:42:37am
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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:43:23am

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’d almost forgotten about this…the aquifer is under about eight states. Mississippi sued because they said Memphis was sucking too much water and that it was equally theirs. You’d think owning a big ass river that traverses half the continent would satisfy them…Mark Twain wrote a book about it. (/sarc)

Anyway, SCOTUS told Mississippi that Tennessee has more electoral votes so fuck ‘em.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:43:41am
The ‘person of interest’ in Sunday’s SUV attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who is being interviewed by police is Darrell Brooks, a 39-year-old amateur rapper from Milwaukee who was bailed out of jail days before allegedly plowing through crowds at a Christmas parade, killing five people and injuring dozens more.

Brooks was detained shortly after a red SUV ploughed into the annual Christmas parade in the town of Waukesha, leaving at least five people dead and 40 injured - including at least 12 children on Sunday night.

dailymail.co.uk

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:45:18am

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

Let me try this again…

Roger Stone! Roger Stone! Roger Stone!

(looks around…..)

Good - let’s keep it that way!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:45:20am

re: #132 Shropshire Slasher

The ‘person of interest’ in Sunday’s SUV attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, who is being interviewed by police is Darrell Brooks, a 39-year-old amateur rapper from Milwaukee who was bailed out of jail days before allegedly plowing through crowds at a Christmas parade, killing five people and injuring dozens more.

RWNJ feeding frenzy to ensue

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:47:42am

re: #132 Shropshire Slasher

dailymail.co.uk

It’s bad enough knowing you’re going to spend some serious time in prison for killing a bunch of people at a holiday parade, but to be 39 and called an ‘amateur rapper’…that’s gotta sting.

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:49:21am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

RWNJ feeding frenzy to ensue

There will be questions:

On November 5, Brooks was charged with felony bail jumping, recklessly endangering safety, battery, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, three days earlier on November 2.

He was ordered to not have any contact with a female victim.

Despite one of his offenses being felony bail jumping, the judge set a $1,000 bond, which he paid.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:50:12am

re: #136 darthstar

There will be questions:

It is called bail reform.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:52:08am

re: #137 Shropshire Slasher

It is called bail reform.

Let out on bail for jumping bail?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:55:38am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:55:46am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Let out on bail for jumping bail?

There are not enough facepalms…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:55:59am

re: #126 darthstar

I did feel bad for the guy who axed his pregnant lady - she seemed like an interesting character, but didn’t further the plot because barely three minutes passed between his laying her down with the other victims and his hopping on a horse to follow the hot magic cougar woman with the others.

Not a bad summation of the first episode.

Lots of gnashing of teeth online about WoT. The habit of “toxic fandom” is really coming to the fore.

I don’t know what Amazon is hoping for by spending so much money on these productions. Sure, they want first run material for Amazon Prime, but I wonder how many people actually subscribe to Prime just to watch a show. I always felt that the video aspect of Prime was a plus but I can’t think of one show which was so must-see that I had to have Prime.

I don’t think WoT will be that must-watch show. The first three episodes just don’t grab me as, say, the first three episodes of Breaking Bad did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:58:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:58:28am

Another vaunted leader goes off the deep end…

Boris Johnson praises Peppa Pig World and loses place during bizarre CBI speech

The Prime Minister was briefly lost for words on Monday morning and shuffled through his notes for almost half a minute during an address to the Confederation of British Industry.

Mr Johnson then shocked business leaders by talking about a visit to a Peppa Pig theme park.He said: “Forgive me, forgive me… oh blast it.

“I love it. Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place: it has very safe streets, discipline in schools.

“Who would have believed that a pig that looks like a hairdryer or possibly a Picasso-like hairdryer, a pig that was rejected by the BBC, would now be exported to 180 countries with theme parks both in America and China?”

During a long and incoherent speech, Mr Johnson also quoted Lenin and referred to himself as Moses.

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:58:36am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Let out on bail for jumping bail?

And reckless endangerment.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 7:59:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:00:21am

re: #144 darthstar

And reckless endangerment.

It’s the being-let-out-on-bail-for-jumping-bail part that gets me.

Like the fellow who murders both his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court as a orphan…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:01:33am
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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:01:57am

re: #145 The Pie Overlord!

Oh FFS…maybe we should give them back pay and a pony and apologize for believing Trump lost the election. Seriously, fuck those guys.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:02:01am

re: #145 The Pie Overlord!

Attorney for Proud Boy charged in Capitol storming claims that their appearance in DC on Jan 6 was “not unlike what Kyle Rittenhouse did in Kenosha, Wisconsin.” Says they made sure the “helpless Trump fans” didn’t get assaulted by rioters.

Self defense in case somebody interfered with them trespassing on Capitol grounds?

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:03:02am

Good morning from the SE Texas woods. We’re beginning to get a little Fall color.

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:04:39am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is Trump still trying to kill 230

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:05:06am

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

I was three years old and although I was vaguely aware of what happened, the thing that upset me most is that I could not watch Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons on TV because they were all covering the shooting and its aftermath…

Yeah, I was only 2 at that time. Don’t really remember anything about it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:06:04am

re: #152 Eventual Carrion

Yeah, I was only 2 at that time. Don’t really remember anything about it.

All I recall about the Cuban Missile Crisis was wanting my dad to build a bomb shelter in he back yard so I could play in it…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:06:26am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:06:47am

re: #49 Dread Pirate Ron

3 arrested after dozens ransack a Nordstrom store near San Francisco, police say

It almost always sucks to see your neighborhood on CNN.

They’ve been doing this at the LV store at the mall in my town too. Several times.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:08:14am

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

My governor, a good trooper in the GOP culture wars.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:13:01am

This was my mood as of 5:00 AM, when I awoke to the rudeness of my alarm clock going off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:13:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:15:50am
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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:18:05am

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

From the point the jig was up…in other words, once you knew you were fucked, you tried your best to unfuck yourself. That’ll be 60 days and five thousand dollars.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:18:13am

lol

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:18:55am

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol

Pray the nanobots away!

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:19:07am

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

Their street….he was a black man running down a public street.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:19:12am

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

*not effective for viruses

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:24:37am

re: #163 darthstar

Their street….he was a black man running down a public street.

No, it was “their” street. This is what lies behind all “self-defense” and Stand Your Ground pleas: White People defending White Turf.

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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:25:17am

Charity Woodrum on Twitter: “Astrophysicist approved re-enactment of the eclipse

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:25:34am

In the chair waiting for Pfizer booster…

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:26:11am

Good day all.
I was in Jr High. Not sure of the grade. It was either a trolley ride or 6 block walk to my school in North Philly. I was walking. I remember vividly seeing an old woman sitting on a stoop crying. I asked her if she was alright.
All she said between sobs was “They killed him. They killed him.”
I asked “Who was killed?”
She answered “Kennedy. They shot Kennedy. They shot him.”
I was stunned and had a few blocks to go. When I got home I told my mother what I heard, and she told me he was shot in Dallas.
Stunned.
Then on Sunday we were watching TV as Lee Harvey Oswald was being moved in the police HQ as we witnessed him being shot live on TV and the mayhem that ensued.
I just lost it. All I could say to my parents was “Was that real? Was that real? Was it real?”
Yes. It was.
And the ensuing investigation was my introduction to conspiracy theories.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:26:54am

re: #167 Dangerman

In the chair waiting for Pfizer booster…

Which arm?

Doesn’t matter, so long as it’s one of yours.

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:27:41am

re: #167 Dangerman

In the chair waiting for Pfizer booster…

Aaannnnd…..boooooosted!

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A Cranky One  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:27:52am

This Miniature Chainsaw For Carving Turkeys Will Take Thanksgiving To The Next Level

sadanduseless.com

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:28:20am

That is from hitting people.

nypost.com

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:30:23am

re: #172 Shropshire Slasher

That is from hitting people.

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nypost.com

I do not want to see the videos.

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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:32:38am

re: #172 Shropshire Slasher

That is from hitting people.

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nypost.com

Why did Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke allow this guy to remain free for so long?

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:32:52am

re: #169 wrenchwench

Which arm?

Doesn’t matter, so long as it’s one of yours.

The upper one

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:34:24am

re: #175 Dangerman

The upper one

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Nice ‘Mask n’ Vax’ portrait.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:45:28am

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

Curious that you cannot “call out to God” and have Covid physically cast out of your body.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:46:52am

re: #145 The Pie Overlord!

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“As they illegally stormed the Capitol.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:48:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:48:33am

re: #177 nines09

Curious that you cannot “call out to God” and have Covid physically cast out of your body.

It’s just another Divine Mystery, oh ye of little faith (and gullibility)…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:49:07am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

true Alpha behavior

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:50:21am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:51:55am

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

?!?

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:55:13am

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Karen with the roller.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 8:56:24am

re: #184 wrenchwench

Karen with the roller.

then it starts to make sense

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:06:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:08:10am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

nothing wrong at all, these are just the mysteries of the Free Market, a lot of invisible sleight-of-hand going on there…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:10:54am

yep

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:18:45am

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, they are likely to issue some mumbo-jumbo that at once overturns it it but still somehow allows it to continue to be enforced in some form…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:27:31am
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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:35:18am

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Saw this earlier on taegans site

Either she’s being brilliantly snarky
Or she’s an idiot

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:36:12am

re: #191 Dangerman

Saw this earlier on taegans site

Either she’s being brilliantly snarky
Or she’s an idiot

It’s a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a warm flour tortilla and covered in salsa.

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:37:48am

I’m not in a position to validate Figliuzzi’s statistics, but…

re: #54 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:37:54am

re: #165 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No, it was “their” street. This is what lies behind all “self-defense” and Stand Your Ground pleas: White People defending White Turf.

That’s exactly what the defense with in their closing argument: “SCARY BLACK MAN!”

“You heard about Satilla Shores from several witnesses who came to talk to you about what they were experiencing in this once-idyllic neighborhood,” the attorney advised. “A neighborhood that was once a place where elderly would walk at night, kids would play after dark.”

Sheffield said that his client, Travis McMichael, noticed the change in the neighborhood because of messages posted on Facebook.

“This neighborhood was being covered in suspicious persons, extra watches, neighborhood patrols and concerned citizens,” he explained. “The types of things these neighbors would talk about to each other was about the crime that was being committed to them, to their neighbors, crime that they had seen happening across the street from them.”

“They told you that what was happening in their neighborhood scared them,” he continued. “It caused them concern, it was unsettling to imagine people lurking and sneaking around your property at night.”

Sheffield went on to call the incidents “frightening” and said that neighbors were “very scared” before Arbery, a Black man, was killed by McMichael.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:40:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:40:09am

re: #194 Targetpractice

“They told you that what was happening in their neighborhood scared them,” he continued. “It caused them concern, it was unsettling to imagine people lurking and sneaking around your property at night.”

Sheffield went on to call the incidents “frightening” and said that neighbors were “very scared” before Arbery, a Black man, was killed by McMichael.

The Monsters have come to Maple Street, indeed…

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:41:23am

re: #98 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

There certainly is lots of hot steaming stuff on the news these days…
A softball, I’ll take it :)

Cool pictures btw! And good to be reminded that there is a lot of interesting stuff happening out there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:42:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:42:49am
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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:42:59am

re: #194 Targetpractice

So, rumors and imaginings, but nothing specific.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:43:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:43:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:44:41am
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EstebanTornado1963  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:45:04am

re: #200 jaunte

But it was on Facebook

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Jay C  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:45:31am

re: #194 Targetpractice

Sheffield said that his client, Travis McMichael, noticed the change in the neighborhood because of messages posted on Facebook.

OK, even leaving aside for the moment the yet-again-another revelation that Facebook is an evil influence, one really has to wonder what (if any) factual incidents were behind all that “neighborly” anxiety and paranoia? “Crime that they had seen happening across the street”?? What “crime”? How often? Was it ever reported to authorities?
I don’t know enough background to make an informed judgement here, but trying to excuse what amounts to an extrajudicial execution based on Internet gossip strikes me as being BS of the first order.

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:48:18am

re: #150 jaunte

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Good morning from the SE Texas woods. We’re beginning to get a little Fall color.

We still have a little color:

YouTube

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:48:37am

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

For decades he pulled shit like this. An yet he never served any time.
Trump is no dummy. He’s a gifted con man who knows how to talk to who he wants to reach. Quite a number of people still adore his malignant ass.
His favorites include the un and under educated and the plain old stupid as a box of rocks.
And the racists. Because Trump is one racist POS.
And think of this fact.
Construction of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City started in 1982. It was imploded February 17, 2021.
And yet there were numerous contractors both large and small that were never paid.
30 years. Never paid. Stiffed. Some ruined.
And here we are after 4 years of unending grift and law breaking and he sits in his palace free after trying to overturn an election in a so called Democracy.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:50:19am

re: #205 Jay C

OK, even leaving aside for the moment the yet-again-another revelation that Facebook is an evil influence, one really has to wonder what (if any) factual incidents were behind all that “neighborly” anxiety and paranoia? “Crime that they had seen happening across the street”?? What “crime”? How often? Was it ever reported to authorities?
I don’t know enough background to make an informed judgement here, but trying to excuse what amounts to an extrajudicial execution based on Internet gossip strikes me as being BS of the first order.

“White fright.” That’s the entire point of this closing “argument,” to put into the minds of the 11 white folks on the jury that this is totally something that could have happened to any of them in their own neighborhoods. That things were quiet and idyllic until “those people” moved in with their crime and their different cultures. And that you can’t go out your own front door without worrying that “those people” are break in and rob you blind.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:52:49am

re: #208 Targetpractice

“White fright.” That’s the entire point of this closing “argument,” to put into the minds of the 11 white folks on the jury that this is totally something that could have happened to any of them in their own neighborhoods….

And the “gay panic” defense to justify defending the inviolability of their heterosexual bodily orifices…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:52:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:54:55am

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reagan gave us Morning in America and a belief that we could get back to those rose-tinted memories of picket fences, small towns, nickel Cokes and hard-working white people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:55:04am

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:57:35am

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Reagan gave us Morning in America and a belief that we could get back to those rose-tinted memories of white picket fences, small towns, nickel Cokes and hard-working white people.

probably not the same white picket fence small town that Sinclair Lewis wrote about in Main Street.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:58:29am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

probably not the same white picket fence small town that Sinclair Lewis wrote about in Main Street.

and most small towns were and still are the same as the one in Main Street

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:58:37am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

probably not the same white picket fence small town that Sinclair Lewis wrote about in Main Street.

nostalgia for a time that never really existed…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:59:10am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 22, 2021 • 9:59:45am

re: #208 Targetpractice

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The common theme is that their reality is their emotional life. If they’re scared, it means the thing is scary and thus responding with anger or violence is intuitively correct. From that position, you find truth by acknowledging only data that confirms the base assumption. If the bed is too short, the guests must be broken to fit the bed.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:00:43am

Just went for a brief dip into hell, checking in on SMOTI and the doings at Gateway Pundit. Jim is all in on the notion that the Waukesha suspect is a politically motivated BLM terrorist retaliating for the Rittenhouse verdict. He puts heavy emphasis on the suspect’s “career” as a half-ass wannabe rapper. To Jim’s audience this is good as being a crazed Mau-Mau machete swinger.
He also boasts that he identified the suspect by name a full 10 hours before the mainstream media did. Actually, I did the same here but, unlike Jim, I put the text behind blinds and emphasized that it was unconfirmed and might be total bullshit. To the SMOTI mob, the ordinary precautions exercised by professional journalists are a conspiracy to suppress bad news about crazed BLM operatives.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:00:48am
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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:01:37am

re: #208 Targetpractice

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:03:00am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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If the commie in question is KGB Colonel Vladimir Putin, Ted and his fellow Repugs will have to move their lips and tongues out of the way first.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:05:13am

re: #220 The Pie Overlord!

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:07:02am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Self defense in case somebody interfered with them trespassing on Capitol grounds?

Anticipatory self defense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:07:14am
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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:08:37am

re: #49 Dread Pirate Ron

3 arrested after dozens ransack a Nordstrom store near San Francisco, police say

It almost always sucks to see your neighborhood on CNN.

Back in the mid-1990’s there were news reports of a gang of Albanians along the East Coast shoplifting. Supposedly the gang would send in multiple pairs of women who would attempt to overwhelm the store’s security team, then shoplift and leave with merchandise. If the security team caught any of the shoplifters, the rest of the group would create enough commotion and drama so that the detained woman could escape.

My presumption on what finally happened to that group is that the plan only needed to fail once. And that is likely what happened.

I suspect that the same is going to happen with the current smash and grab thieves

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:11:27am

thread

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Citizen K  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:12:08am

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Unfortunately in this country, it seems like ‘self-defense’ pleas require gun ownership in practice as it’s main, and sometimes only, determinant factor. This should be slam dunk case, especially as incriminating as the one McMichael was. But I still hold my doubts.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:13:37am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:15:17am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:15:43am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

probably not the same white picket fence small town that Sinclair Lewis wrote about in Main Street.

The one in A Boy and His Dog.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:17:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:17:53am
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:18:57am

There is, by now, a standard playbook on how to set us all at each other’s throats.

1. Use sock puppet accounts to field test tweets/Facebook messages designed to generate outrage on a hot-button issue
2. Measure which messages generate the most action
3. Signal-boost the winners via the botnets to flood social media
4. Bloggers pick up the outrage and signal-boost further
5. Hate radio picks up from the bloggers
6. Fox News picks up from radio
7. Trump/Boebert/Cruz repeat & the insane rumor becomes incontrovertible FACT

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:22:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:25:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:26:51am
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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:29:25am

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

Email in 1904? 🧐

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:30:54am

Meanwhile Russia is deploying 100,000 troops along the Ukrainian border. And will be in a good position to invade it. Russia is also currently doing preparatory psyops.

The U.S. has shared intelligence including maps with European allies that shows a buildup of Russian troops and artillery to prepare for a rapid, large-scale push into Ukraine from multiple locations if President Vladimir Putin decided to invade, according to people familiar with the conversations.

That intelligence has been conveyed to some NATO members over the past week to back up U.S. concerns about Putin’s possible intentions and an increasingly frantic diplomatic effort to deter him from any incursion, with European leaders engaging directly with the Russian president. The diplomacy is informed by an American assessment that Putin could be weighing an invasion early next year as his troops again mass near the border.

The information lays out a scenario where troops would cross into Ukraine from Crimea, the Russian border and via Belarus, with about 100 battalion tactical groups — potentially around 100,000 soldiers — deployed for what the people described as an operation in rough terrain and freezing conditions, covering extensive territory and prepared for a potentially prolonged occupation.

U.S. Intel Shows Russia Plans for Potential Ukraine Invasion
bloomberg.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:30:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:31:10am

re: #237 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Email in 1904? 🧐

I saw that, too!

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b.d. (The war is over)  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:31:19am

re: #237 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Email in 1904? 🧐

le mail

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:34:19am
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Khal Wimpo (free internal organs upon request!)  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:35:04am

Right-wing pundit: “Liberals are the REAL fascists!”

Proud Boys/3%ers: “Um. We LIKE fascists.”

Fox News: “Fascism is bad when the left does it, which it always does, also look over here at the stock footage of a pharmacy set on fire by those scary BLACK PEOPLE!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:36:24am

re: #237 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Email in 1904? 🧐

I think it’s actually ENAIL CRISTAL: enamel crystal
can’t see what the first word is that’s before ENAIL, but maybe something related to jewelry or place settings?

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rhuarc  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:38:06am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

OMG! I forgot about Free Agent. Yikes. that’s a blast from the past. :)

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:40:28am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah yes, the Taurus ‘Judge’.

It’s a gimmick, designed to hold .410 shotshells as well as 45LC ammunition. In order to do so, they had to drastically extend the cylinder of the revolver. Which makes it even heavier, larger, and more unwieldy that it would normally be. And the short barrel, cylinder gap as well as the general low power of the .410 shotshell kind of make the whole thing even more pointless.

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Jay C  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:40:36am

re: #237 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Email in 1904? 🧐

It was a lot slower back then, though: no fiber-optics…..

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:42:15am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think it’s actually ENAIL CRISTAL: enamel crystal
can’t see what the first word is that’s before ENAIL, but maybe something related to jewelry or place settings?

Also you see the word EMAILLÉES above the sign for COMESTIBLES

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:43:50am

émailler: to enamel

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danarchy  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:44:19am

re: #246 ckkatz

Ah yes, the Taurus ‘Judge’.

It’s a gimmick, designed to hold .410 shotshells as well as 45LC ammunition. In order to do so, they had to drastically extend the cylinder of the revolver. Which makes it even heavier, larger, and more unwieldy that it would normally be. And the short barrel, cylinder gap as well as the general low power of the .410 shotshell kind of make the whole thing even more pointless.

aren’t most handguns that fire shot shells meant as snake guns?

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:45:23am

re: #250 danarchy

A machete is a lot easier to manage.

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steve_davis  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:46:15am

well, damned if, after two hours of screaming at a soldering iron to query why it wouldn’t melt the gd solder, I managed to hook two new pickups into my bargain basement tele, which now has some nice damned seymour duncans installed. I’m just going to say, soldering for the first time is one hell of an adventure. I managed to burn a strip of insulation off one wire yesterday, but I thought about it overnight and realized that it all it was doing was grounding from the back of the volume pot to the body of the guitar, so because it wasn’t actually carrying any kind of load, I just wrapped the bare spot with electrical tape and moved on (just on the off chance that the bare spot might touch and short something else). The les paul is getting the custom pickups installed by someone who’s done this more than once. I’m willing to pay for that!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:47:22am

Dan Akroyd’s brother

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:48:26am

I used Mosaic on my A3000.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:49:33am

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

I used Yahoo when it was hosted out of a dorm room.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:50:44am

ted cruz is so embarrassing

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:51:57am
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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:52:12am
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danarchy  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:52:23am

One of my college classmates developed a GUI for the gopher protocol as his senior project and immediately after graduation had a burning party because it had been made obsolete by this new thing called the world wide web.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:55:02am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Monday officially exonerated four young African American men of the false accusation that they raped a white woman seven decades ago, making partial and belated amends for one of the greatest miscarriages of justice of Florida’s Jim Crow era.

At the request of the local prosecutor, Administrative Judge Heidi Davis dismissed the indictments of Ernest Thomas and Samuel Shepherd, who were fatally shot by law enforcement, and set aside the convictions and sentences of Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin. The men known as the Groveland Four, who ranged from 16 to 26 at the time, were accused of raping a woman in the central Florida town of Groveland in 1949.

“We followed the evidence to see where it led us and it led us to this moment,” said Bill Gladson, the local state attorney, following the hearing in the same Lake County courthouse where the original trials were held. Gladson, a Republican, moved last month to have the men officially exonerated.

The men’s families said maybe this case will spark a reexamination of other convictions of Black men and women from the Jim Crow era so those falsely convicted can have their names cleared.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:55:48am

re: #234 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

It was easier for the British because they had far fewer slaves (less than 1 million), it was a wealthier country at the time (what with all the loot from India,) and they were able to pay compensation to the slavers (the last payments were not made until 2014). There was also an exception for sizable parts of India, where slavery persisted for decades. They fought many bloody wars against slavery and the slave trade outside their empire until well into the twentieth century, (the liberated regions then being incorporated into the empire, conveniently enough.)

This is a sensitve issue with me because of a massive push by British jingoists to portray their empire as a crusade against slavery, which is also how it was framed in Victorian times. I was reading a Canadian textbook account of former slaves settling in Nova Scotia after the Revolution. These were people who had been freed in return for service in the British army. You could read this entire lengthy article and never gain a clue that slavery was legal in much of the British Empire at the time and would remain so for another 50 years. It actually said, “Enslaved Americans lost their hope for freedom with the Treaty of Paris,” falsely implying that imperial forces intended to liberate all the slaves in the Americas.

The same sort of false inference is invited in British coverage of the War of 1812, which emphasizes the liberation of slaves during the invasion that led to the burning of Washington in 1814, as though that was a primary mission. Well, if the British West Indies fleet (the primary force involved) was so determined to free slaves, they could have returned to their base in Jamaica and freed the slaves who worked the dockyards there.

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BeenHereAwhile  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:56:53am

re: #259 danarchy

One of my college classmates developed a GUI for the gopher protocol as his senior project and immediately after graduation had a burning party because it had been made obsolete by this new thing called the world wide web.

What - trying to replace ARCHIE. VERONICA & JUGHEAD?

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:57:00am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lesson here: Pelosi must have a near perfect memory for *everything* she’s been gifted. Including this tray given to her 34 years ago. Via
@hillhulse

No.

Lesson here: good notes, a filing system with appropriate cross-referencing… which I’m sure she learned from her father… allows one to pretend to have a “near perfect memory.”

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:58:59am

re: #250 danarchy

aren’t most handguns that fire shot shells meant as snake guns?

I’ve always gone under the assumption that using shotshells against snakes was a tool looking for a use.

I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but if I see a snake in time to shoot it, my preference is to just get out of the way. And, otherwise, if it is close enough to strike me before I see it, my assumption is that any attempt to shoot endangers my body parts.

For a counterpoint…

I did know a guy who swore that he and an acquaintance of his were rowing an aluminum rowboat through a swamp when a snake fell from a tree on to the boat. Right between the friends feet.

The acquaintance, who was wearing a holstered pistol, instinctively fast drew his pistol and fired a shot. Which, miraculously hit and killed the snake. And missed the friend’s feet.

Of course it also put a hole in the bottom of the boat. Which started sinking.

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darthstar  Nov 22, 2021 • 10:59:47am

re: #190 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Condoments.

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:00:14am
Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes resign from Fox News, protesting ‘irresponsible’ voices like Tucker Carlson

Hayes and Goldberg announced Sunday night that they have resigned from Fox. The pair wrote in a blog post for The Dispatch, their online home, that Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” propaganda film was the last straw.

“Fox News still does real reporting, and there are still responsible conservatives providing valuable opinion and analysis,” the men wrote. “But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible,” and Carlson is the case in point.

“This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is,” the Goldberg and Hayes wrote. “If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe — and act upon — it.”

CNN

Fwiw

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Dangerman  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:01:19am

re: #265 darthstar

Condoments.

+2

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:05:04am

re: #264 ckkatz

if I see a snake in time to shoot it, my preference is to just get out of the way.

Same here. We have a lot of them nearby, but unless you step on them they tend to slide away.

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nines09  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:05:41am

re: #252 steve_davis

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danarchy  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:07:00am

re: #268 jaunte

Same here. We have a lot of them nearby, but unless you step on them they tend to slide away.

[Embedded content]

I always assumed the use case was for ranchers trying to get rid of them before their livestock happens to stumble across them, not so much snake self defense.

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:10:47am

re: #268 jaunte

?Copperhead?

re: #270 danarchy

I’ve got to admit that this is way above my paygrade. Mostly my experience with cattle involves hamburgers.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:12:44am

re: #271 ckkatz

Yes; my wife’s potted plants on the carport are hosting a lot of toads, there to feed on the insects attracted to the lights, and the snake is there toad-hunting.

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austin_blue  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:16:19am

re: #36 sagehen

So was your Jabberwocky music instead of words, or music accompanying the words? And is it on video?

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves.
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,.
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Highly composed spoken word and solo clarsach (Celtic lever harp, in this case a Starfish Designs Glenelle starfishdesigns.co.uk ).

The composer is Kimberly Osberg ( kimberlyosberg.com ) who now lives in Portland.

Video is presently being processed from the camera to a usable html file format.

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ckkatz  Nov 22, 2021 • 11:18:13am

re: #272 jaunte

Yes; my wife’s potted plants on the carport are hosting a lot of toads, there to feed on the insects attracted to the lights, and the snake is there toad-hunting.

Wow! I don’t think that I have seen such a light colored version before. Mostly we get the brown or (less often) gray(ish) version up here in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Very pretty snakes… From a distance.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 22, 2021 • 12:35:21pm

re: #242 The Pie Overlord!

I had an entry in the dead-tree ARPAnet directory.


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