The New Video From Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Is a Visual Feast: “We Are Not Alone” (La Panthère Des Neiges)

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Invada Records and Lakeshore Records are set to release the original score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis to the forthcoming film La Panthère Des Neiges digitally December 17. The soundtrack is one of Ellis and Cave’s most heartfelt and haunting film projects. Lakeshore Records will release the album digitally in the Americas and Invada Records in the rest of the world. A first single, the track “We Are Not Alone,” (an edit not found on the album), will be released digitally on November 23.

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219 comments
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 5:45:16pm

What a lovely Pallas’ cat in the video! True fact: The Pallas’ cat has round pupils, vs. the rest of the Felidae family.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 28, 2021 • 5:48:08pm

The video is amazing. Recommend full-screen at highest res possible.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 5:49:33pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

The video is amazing. Recommend full-screen at highest res possible.

Ah-yup!

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steve_davis  Nov 28, 2021 • 5:57:10pm

anybody else freak out a little when the rabbit jumped out of the wolf’s mouth, and then the owl was looking at the situation like, “This is why I hate being a Browns fan….”

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 28, 2021 • 5:58:05pm

Looking forward to it. I’m watching Lady Ga Ga and Tony Bennett right now. It’s good stuff, but a little goes a long way for me. It’s more of a courtesy for my partner to hang out.

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Dangerman  Nov 28, 2021 • 5:59:57pm

Dangermom’s

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:02:53pm

Just got done nuking microwave popcorn to go along with Diabolical IPA from North Peak brewery….

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Targetpractice  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:03:10pm

re: #126 sagehen

More than 700 indictments so far for 1/6 seditionists (who knows how many are cooperating witnesses and rolling on the organizers); and if you’ve looked at the list of committee subpoenas, there’s a lot more information coming.

We’ve had several instances of judges asking the Feds why they’re low-balling sentencing requests.

And what I’m noticing in the committee subpoenas is the classic divide, between those who can afford to drag this out (the rich) and those who are agreeing to cooperate because they can’t afford prolonged court battles (the poor). We’re just 2 months away from the first anniversary of that dark day and so far only one of the ringleaders has even been indicted for refusal to comply, and all signs point to him dragging it out until either the courts throw his ass in the slammer or until the Repubs take back the House and put the kibosh on all Congressional investigations.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:20:53pm

More afternoon sun: Lucy inspecting the dam.

Reflections:

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:25:37pm
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Belafon  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:29:26pm

re: #12 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:42:00pm
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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:42:39pm

PAY ATTENTION TO ME!! NO PHOTOGRAPHS!!!

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Belafon  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:47:35pm

My son, from the other day:

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:52:30pm

re: #16 Belafon

My son, from the other day:

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This is shaping up to be the greatest Grifting of the Rubes in history. Whole ‘burbs will be shorn of their extra fleece, and left naked to the elements, while fatcat billionaires will mysteriously get a lot fatter in real currency.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 6:55:37pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

This is shaping up to be the greatest Grifting of the Rubes in history. Whole ‘burbs will be shorn of their extra fleece, and left naked to the elements, while fatcat billionaires will mysteriously get a lot fatter in real currency.

I have to bust a gut laughing when these jokers come up with a solution called “Stablecoin”….

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A Cranky One  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:00:19pm

re: #18 Eric The Fruit Bat

I have to bust a gut laughing when these jokers come up with a solution called “Stablecoin”….

Invest in horseycoin.

It’s stable.

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Teukka  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:00:37pm
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Dopamine Fish  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:01:32pm

re: #19 A Cranky One

Invest in horseycoin.

It’s stable.

*WHACK!*

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:02:14pm

re: #19 A Cranky One

Invest in horseycoin.

It’s stable.

THWACK!

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:02:47pm

shocked not am I.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:03:48pm

re: #21 Dopamine Fish

Great minds think alike in this case - only difference is I used THWACK whereas you used WHACK…

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:05:21pm

re: #21 Dopamine Fish

*WHACK!*

Hay now, no horsing around. Don’t make me stop this carriage!

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:05:25pm

re: #24 Eric The Fruit Bat

Great minds think alike in this case - only difference is I used THWACK whereas you used WHACK…

Something I inherited from the long-since-departed MandyManners, a woman I once considered a friend before she went to the derp side (and promptly got her ass canned, in the Great Wingnut Purge of 2008).

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:05:59pm

re: #24 Eric The Fruit Bat

Great minds think alike in this case - only difference is I used THWACK whereas you used WHACK…

You neigh better too!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:07:19pm

re: #27 William Lewis

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:09:47pm

re: #19 A Cranky One

Invest in horseycoin.

It’s stable.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:16:46pm

re: #18 Eric The Fruit Bat

I have to bust a gut laughing when these jokers come up with a solution called “Stablecoin”….

Exposing Tether - Bitcoin’s Biggest Secret

I’m cynic enough to assume that stablecoins would be shady, but actually having somebody in the know describe how shady it is…astounding.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:21:09pm

I think I’ll invest in tulip bulbs and grow some flowers.

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mmmirele  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:25:16pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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This is shaping up to be the greatest Grifting of the Rubes in history. Whole ‘burbs will be shorn of their extra fleece, and left naked to the elements, while fatcat billionaires will mysteriously get a lot fatter in real currency.

You know I really hate that my brother has dropped

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

That said, at least he has listened to me and not invested anything in Bitcoin / coins /etc.. In fact, he likes to point out how incredibly *wasteful* Bitcoin is. Last I checked (which was last month), Bitcoin mining chews up the equivalent of Finland’s electrical consumption in a year. Actually it’s more. Finland uses 86.1 terawatts of electrical power and Bitcoin uses around 91 terawatts.

ETA: an article about “stablecoins” by my buddy David Gerard from earlier this month, specifically focusing on Tether. davidgerard.co.uk

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:27:19pm

re: #27 William Lewis

You neigh better too!

NAY.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:28:22pm

re: #33 Sherlock Hound
re: #27 William Lewis

You neigh better too!

NAY.
THWACK/THWACK/THWACK!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:29:14pm

re: #31 jaunte

I think I’ll invest in tulip bulbs and grow some flowers.

Pitch mode:

NFTulips

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:37:05pm

This thread has thrown a shoe.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:37:56pm

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:53:05pm

re: #30 The Ghost of a Flea

13 employees “managing” $62 billion. That’s insane.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:55:46pm

re: #38 jaunte

13 employees “managing” $62 billion. That’s insane.

It’s also…very centralized.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:57:37pm

re: #39 The Ghost of a Flea

I’d like to see his presentation on what happens in the rest of the financial world if/when that money disappears.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:58:07pm

This actually conjures up a retro Ghost of a Flea obsession:

Just because authority isn’t encoded in law doesn’t mean it’s not authority and can’t fuck you up.

On the contrary, implicit authority is completely unchecked.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 28, 2021 • 7:58:46pm

re: #39 The Ghost of a Flea

It’s also…very centralized.

Crypto and pyramid schemes have a lot in common.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:12:43pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

Crypto and pyramid schemes have a lot in common.

Admittedly I’m mostly getting this from Youtube guys like Coffeezilla…but the impression I get is that Crypto is basically a Scooby Doo costume, and what’s underneath is some kind of scam.

Pump and dump, pyramid schemes, affiliations scams, creating irrational exhuberance or just straight fixing prices…all of this can be done with crypto spaces while the mystique of crypto—it’s argot, it’s very online culture with all the implications of Festinger-like reprocessing of invalidating information—provides an explanatory structure for why the scam can’t be a scam.

What’s…darkly interesting…and probably a bad sign is that crypto is decentralized in that participants are trained to punish themselves for skepticism rather than their just being a more explicit punitive system or external social pressure. It’s Byung-Chul Han’s Burnout Society but for scams.

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:13:50pm

re: #40 jaunte

I’d like to see his presentation on what happens in the rest of the financial world if/when that money disappears.

Hell, $62 billion is a fart in a punch bowl. Just look at these numbers:

From its peak in the second quarter of 2007 at $64.4 trillion, household wealth in the United States fell $14 trillion, to $50.4 trillion by the end of the first quarter of 2009, resulting in a decline in consumption, then a decline in business investment.[43][44][45] In the fourth quarter of 2008, the quarter-over-quarter decline in real GDP in the U.S. was 8.4%.[46] The U.S. unemployment rate peaked at 10.0% in October 2009, the highest rate since 1983 and roughly twice the pre-crisis rate. The average hours per work week declined to 33, the lowest level since the government began collecting the data in 1964.

Yup, that’s 14 Trillion bongo buckaroos that turned into vapor because of bullshit banking “Instruments”.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:15:47pm

re: #44 austin_blue

The crypto coin guys remind me of all the people who found out about RO filtration and decided to make their fortune in bottled water in the 90s.

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darthstar  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:22:00pm

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darthstar  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:29:42pm

Had dinner at Wally’s Desert Turtle tonight in Rancho Mirage…nice place…classic French/California cuisine - escargot, carpaccio, short rib, calf liver, etc. - sat outside…there was an ‘event’ - first night of Hanukkah…probably 100 people. Got to enjoy the festivities while we ate. Good times.

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retired cynic  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:29:45pm

re: #46 darthstar

Mickey is quite the touch.

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:29:58pm

re: #45 jaunte

The crypto coin guys remind me of all the people who found out about RO filtration and decided to make their fortune in bottled water in the 90s.

Well, yes, but at least Reverse Osmosis was an actual thing that made actual products that did, in fact purify water of organic and inorganic pollutants.

It wasn’t entirely vaporware.

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jaunte  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:31:18pm

re: #49 austin_blue

Sure, I just mean the idea of charging a dollar a bottle for a fractional cent’s worth of water excited a lot of thieves.

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:33:05pm

re: #50 jaunte

Sure, I just mean the idea of charging a dollar a bottle for a fractional cent’s worth of water excited a lot of thieves.

Of course it did! It was free money!

Suckers born,
Two to take ‘em.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:33:08pm

re: #49 austin_blue

Well, yes, but at least Reverse Osmosis was an actual thing that made actual products that did, in fact purify water of organic and inorganic pollutants.

It wasn’t entirely vaporware.

And there are places where entire towns use RO units because they are cheaper than water purification plants (like mine).

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:37:54pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And there are places where entire towns use RO units because they are cheaper than water purification plants (like mine).

True, and in rural agricultural towns, RO may be the only thing that cleans enough Nitrate (from fertilizers) out of a public water supply to reach EPA requirements.

But you know this. It is the hell of Public Water System operators across rural America.

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:38:28pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

And there are places where entire towns use RO units because they are cheaper than water purification plants (like mine).

My hometown has several (most? all?) of its wells doing RO before going into the purification system because of industrial contaminants from a WWII ammunition factory.

If you see old military .30-06 with EC on the base it was made at National Presto in Eau Claire WI during WWII and helped screw up our water supplies.

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:40:10pm

re: #54 William Lewis

My hometown has several (most? all?) of its wells doing RO before going into the purification system because of industrial contaminants from a WWII ammunition factory.

If you see old military .30-06 with EC on the base it was made at National Presto in Eau Claire WI during WWII and help screw up our water supplies.

Nitrates from nitro-cellulose production.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:41:53pm

re: #53 austin_blue

True, and in rural agricultural towns, RO may be the only thing that cleans enough Nitrate (from fertilizers) out of a public water supply to reach EPA requirements.

But you know this. It is the hell of Public Water System operators across rural America.

We test for nitrates at the top of the wells and the testing points around town, but they aren’t the problem here. It’s the uranium and arsenic.

A lot of agricultural towns do have problems with nitrate fertilisers though.

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Belafon  Nov 28, 2021 • 8:46:47pm

So, even back in the 80s, when I got my full scholarship for my first attempt at college, schools have never covered room and board, and I have wondered why. My alma mater, where my middle son (the one above is my oldest) is currently going, is no different. Because of that, the school has a food pantry, oue.utdallas.edu.

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mmmirele  Nov 28, 2021 • 9:11:58pm

I am not getting back to Japan any time soon.

he Japanese government will ban the entry of all foreign nationals in principle from Tuesday.

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio announced the move on Monday, citing the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in many countries and regions across the world.

www3.nhk.or.jp

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 9:15:11pm

re: #56 Anymouse 🌹🏡😷

We test for nitrates at the top of the wells and the testing points around town, but they aren’t the problem here. It’s the uranium and arsenic.

A lot of agricultural towns do have problems with nitrate fertilisers though.

Oof, the combo of uranium and arsenic can be real a bitch kitty. Is there also a radon problem in town? That’s not unusual in a uranium => radium => radon decay cascade.

The arsenic is often a bigger problem. That’s locked up in the sandstone and is leached out by simply pumping groundwater. You can get rid of your arsenic problem by not pumping groundwater to your water tower.

Oh, wait, that’s not viable, is it?

Hmmm…

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austin_blue  Nov 28, 2021 • 9:18:44pm

And, adios, muchachos. Sweet dreams.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 28, 2021 • 9:35:29pm

re: #58 mmmirele

Banning all foreign nationals seems excessive IMO.

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William Lewis  Nov 28, 2021 • 9:35:37pm

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 28, 2021 • 9:39:37pm

re: #60 austin_blue

Same.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:06:01pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:11:04pm

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

Crypto and pyramid schemes have a lot in common.

In the same way that, say, snakes are reptiles?

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:13:47pm

So my daughter’s friend who has visited twice early last week tested positive for Covid-19 today. Fingers crossed, test tomorrow.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:14:21pm

Crypto currency exists to facilitate crimes around the globe.

I suspect the reason that crypto currencies are not outlawed around the world is because most leaders around the world are involved with crime.

Sometimes crime syndicates and government leaders are the same people.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:15:24pm

Oops, that wasn’t the correct tweet. Where did that come from? I missed by 2 tweets.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:16:58pm

re: #68 Dread Pirate Ron

I was wondering how wine tariffs fit into your daughter’s friend having Covid-19… but I couldn’t figure it out.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:41:47pm

New vents on the volcano went wild today, made a 7km river of magma.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:43:00pm

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:46:48pm

re: #30 The Ghost of a Flea

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Video

I’m cynic enough to assume that stablecoins would be shady, but actually having somebody in the know describe how shady it is…astounding.

My embarrassment: this is the first I’ve heard of tether but then I’ve never been a fan of cryptocurrencies. But how can tether continue to operate without even a pretense of an audit? Of course, Enron used a legitimate large accounting firm before its implosion brought down both Enron and its accountants; and Bernie Madoff had a accountant too, who was part of the scam (and no, I don’t believe it was solely incompetence) .

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:47:36pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 28, 2021 • 10:51:29pm

re: #72 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t understand myself well enough to confidently give you an answer. This doesn’t even seem to be some kind of unique crypto misdirection, either…it’s just misrepresenting your holdings.

As best I can tell, crypto still exists in a space where it’s not heavily enforced. In the case of Tether, it seems like regulators are asking questions but the people running it have legal wiggle room to not give an answer that immediately sets off alarms and starts arrests or a market crash.

Since the video I posted went up there’s been some follow-up discussion but nothing’s resolved. The company claims to have commercial paper that equals the missing value, but actual investors are extremely skeptical because they can’t find trades that demonstrate this.

How this is, I don’t know.

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sagehen  Nov 28, 2021 • 11:24:28pm

re: #72 Hecuba’s daughter

My embarrassment: this is the first I’ve heard of tether but then I’ve never been a fan of cryptocurrencies. But how can tether continue to operate without even a pretense of an audit? Of course, Enron used a legitimate large accounting firm before its implosion brought down both Enron and its accountants; and Bernie Madoff had a accountant too, who was part of the scam (and no, I don’t believe it was solely incompetence) .

Everybody in NY believes Madoff’s wife was intimately involved with every single detail of his scam, from day one. She’s been in the financial biz since before they even met, they were partners in the firm, they had desks right next to each other, she signed off on all the quarterly reports. When he confessed and said it was all just him and she knew nothing… nobody believes that. Nobody. When she goes to shul, everybody sits as far from her as possible. If we had any equivalent to excommunication, she’d have gotten it. We have to settle for she’s just shunned.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 11:35:52pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 28, 2021 • 11:36:56pm

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Dread Pirate Ron  Nov 29, 2021 • 12:27:35am

I bought a couple Li-ion headlights for my bike. I was going to try a night ride tonight but after the covid news I had a strong rum and coke before dinner and shot that plan all to hell. I want to build up to riding single track trails in the dark.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 29, 2021 • 12:29:11am

re: #70 Dread Pirate Ron

Cumbre Vieja has been leaking lava from a couple of vents for a the past few days, but the overall eruption in terms of ash and gases continues to decline.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2021 • 12:51:29am

In 2015 one of this store’s owners had his wife shoot his two young daughters, then shoot herself. I’ve driven by this store many times. They go out of their way to be offensive. Not sure if the same guy is still involved.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 12:51:44am

The idea of a national currency is that an entire nation’s goodwill stands behind it. Naturally, people have been losing their faith in such currencies, but replacing them with a currency backed by nothing but a lot of servers is not necessarily a viable replacement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 12:54:09am

“An unregulated militia, being the inevitable outcome of a misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment, the right of the people to run around brandishing arms will not be infringed…”

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Decatur Deb  Nov 29, 2021 • 1:04:51am

re: #42 Eclectic Cyborg

Crypto and pyramid schemes have a lot in common.

Crypto and indulgences have a lot in common.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2021 • 1:13:47am

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

“An unregulated militia, being the inevitable outcome of a misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment, the right of the people to run around brandishing arms will not be infringed…”

The people who believe this in some form or another swarm whenever someone tweets anything critical.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Nov 29, 2021 • 1:16:25am

Early yesterday a Spanish institute did a drone fly over of Cumbre Vieja, shot a neat video (below). I annotated a screen shot to show the new vent that was leaking like crazy yesterday:

Cumbre Vieja

It’s a neat video and gives one a feel for the size the formerly little volcano has become:

28/11/21 Nuevos centros de emisión en sector NE del cono, a vista de dron Erupción La Palma IGME


..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 1:31:28am

re: #83 Decatur Deb

Crypto and indulgences have a lot in common.

money is a system of belief.

it took me a while to understand that although our entire economic system seems to be built on reason and mathematics, in reality it depends on people believing in goodwill: a promise that this currency you give me (in whatever physical or digital form) in exchange for goods or services will be worth a certain amount in the future.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 29, 2021 • 2:07:19am

Monster Moose

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Targetpractice  Nov 29, 2021 • 2:19:21am

re: #87 Dave In Austin

Monster Moose

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Forget Bigfoot, that’s Bighoof.

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2021 • 2:46:07am

Youtube Video

Good morning!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Nov 29, 2021 • 2:47:06am
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The Squire of Logos  Nov 29, 2021 • 3:41:27am

re: #6 Dangerman

Dangermom’s

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Nice! Very mid-century modern styling of the menorah.

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2021 • 3:51:50am

Maybe a glimmer of hope that the newest variant may not cause as bad an illness as delta. Much too soon to say, though.

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Nojay UK  Nov 29, 2021 • 4:31:46am

The Scottish government has reported six cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected here. There doesn’t seem to be any connection between the people infected and the states in southern Africa where the variant seems to have developed and spread initially, no history of travel in that area or familial or social links.

We did have a well-attended rugby international between Scotland and South Africa a few weeks ago and there were some travelling supporters from Serf Efrica but the government has ruled out the match as a source from the Omicron cases they have detected overnight.

The six individuals are self-isolating at home and don’t require hospitalisation, at least at the moment. No news on how many of them are vaccinated.

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steve_davis  Nov 29, 2021 • 4:40:00am

re: #87 Dave In Austin

Monster Moose

Man, that is somebody who really has nothing to fear from anyone other than Man.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 29, 2021 • 4:45:57am

re: #80 Barefoot Grin

Unfortunately, there is no urgency. And nothing will be done.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 29, 2021 • 4:49:37am

re: #93 Nojay UK

The Scottish government has reported six cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected here. There doesn’t seem to be any connection between the people infected and the states in southern Africa where the variant seems to have developed and spread initially, no history of travel in that area or familial or social links.

We did have a well-attended rugby international between Scotland and South Africa a few weeks ago and there were some travelling supporters from Serf Efrica but the government has ruled out the match as a source from the Omicron cases they have detected overnight.

The six individuals are self-isolating at home and don’t require hospitalisation, at least at the moment. No news on how many of them are vaccinated.

Whomever it started with, they had to go through London’s Heathrow Airport to get there…

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Nojay UK  Nov 29, 2021 • 4:58:40am

re: #96 Shropshire Slasher

Whomever it started with, they had to go through London’s Heathrow Airport to get there…

Not necessarily. A lot of international flights from Scotland going long-distance use continental hubs, not Thiefrow or other English airports. On my trips abroad over the past couple of decades I’ve flown from Edinburgh airport to Schiphol in the Netherlands, Charles de Gaulle in France and even Finnish and Italian airports to catch an onward flight to places like Narita or Montreal. Only once did I fly from Heathrow and that was only because I happened to be in the London area at the time.

Heathrow isn’t like Hartsfield, it just seems like that to outsiders.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:00:49am
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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:21:55am

re: #97 Nojay UK

Not necessarily. A lot of international flights from Scotland going long-distance use continental hubs, not Thiefrow or other English airports. On my trips abroad over the past couple of decades I’ve flown from Edinburgh airport to Schiphol in the Netherlands, Charles de Gaulle in France and even Finnish and Italian airports to catch an onward flight to places like Narita or Montreal. Only once did I fly from Heathrow and that was only because I happened to be in the London area at the time.

Heathrow isn’t like Hartsfield, it just seems like that to outsiders.

I once flew in a prop plane from Cambridge to Schipol. It felt like I could have touched the English Channel (North Sea?) if the window was open.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:24:29am

re: #98 Belafon

Five trillion dollars. That’s 2.5 Afghanistans…

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:24:35am

re: #97 Nojay UK

Not necessarily. A lot of international flights from Scotland going long-distance use continental hubs, not Thiefrow or other English airports. On my trips abroad over the past couple of decades I’ve flown from Edinburgh airport to Schiphol in the Netherlands, Charles de Gaulle in France and even Finnish and Italian airports to catch an onward flight to places like Narita or Montreal. Only once did I fly from Heathrow and that was only because I happened to be in the London area at the time.

Heathrow isn’t like Hartsfield, it just seems like that to outsiders.

When I went to Ireland, my inbound flight was MSP->CDG. We flew back out through Heathrow, though.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:27:20am

This is the stupidest cartoon you will see all day, proving that moonbats still exist and thrive and allow the GOP to run wild:

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:28:12am

Ted Rall: the Ben Garrison of the Left.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:32:39am
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Sherlock Hound  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:33:21am

re: #80 Barefoot Grin

Also,

I won’t say I love wearing masks, but…

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:35:15am
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Sherlock Hound  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:37:49am

re: #103 The Pie Overlord!

Ted Rall: the Ben Garrison of the Left.

I have the feeling that he was going to make a gender comment on Harris, but his editor stopped him. He is even more vile than Garrison, and he is paid by RT!

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:43:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:44:24am

re: #102 The Pie Overlord!

This is the stupidest cartoon you will see all day, proving that moonbats still exist and thrive and allow the GOP to run wild:

There were more people who wanted to see Bernie as the Democratic nominee than wanted to see him as President and those idealistic Purity Ponies failed to grasp that cynically Machiavellian fact.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:47:46am
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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:48:48am

Moderna could have licensed its tech and made more money:

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:50:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:54:43am

re: #105 Sherlock Hound

…a bunch of socio/psychopathic, delusions-of-alpha-male, cantankerous contrarians, all of whom have a black friend and are not racist.

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:58:10am

Prince Charles was in Barbados.

At midnight tonight, under floodlights and a balmy Caribbean sky, the Prince of Wales will be guest of honour as one of the world’s smaller democracies formally severs its connections with the Crown and proclaims itself the republic of Barbados.

As of tomorrow morning, soldiers, police officers, judges, civil servants and all the other apparatus of state in what many regard as the ‘most British’ of the Caribbean nations (some still call it ‘Little England’) will no longer owe allegiance to the Queen.

They will, instead, be answerable to Dame Sandra Mason, a highly-respected 72-year-old judge who becomes the country’s first president.

China was holding the door for Prince Charles departure:

At midnight tonight, under floodlights and a balmy Caribbean sky, the Prince of Wales will be guest of honour as one of the world’s smaller democracies formally severs its connections with the Crown and proclaims itself the republic of Barbados.

As of tomorrow morning, soldiers, police officers, judges, civil servants and all the other apparatus of state in what many regard as the ‘most British’ of the Caribbean nations (some still call it ‘Little England’) will no longer owe allegiance to the Queen.

They will, instead, be answerable to Dame Sandra Mason, a highly-respected 72-year-old judge who becomes the country’s first president.

Announcing the deal, its Chinese ambassador, Tian Qi, issued the usual platitudes about ‘greener development’, before telling Jamaicans: ‘To get rich, build roads first.’ By contrast, Britain’s promise to spend £2.8 million on marine research in 17 small island states across the Caribbean and Pacific does not cut much mustard.

In other words, places such as Barbados are moving on. This week’s constitutional switch is certainly a big moment for Mia Mottley, one of the most impressive politicians in the region.

and when questioned, the Prime Minister stated:

When one UK journalist did manage to broach the subject with the prime minister in Barbados a week ago, the response was a thinly-veiled charge of racism.

It was ‘a reflection of unconscious bias’, Miss Mottley told the Sunday Times, to question the country’s links with China: ‘It suggests we can only exist as pawns of someone and if it is not the British empire it must be the Chinese empire.’

dailymail.co.uk

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 5:59:06am

Reading through Anne’s collection of Covid tweets and a whole bunch of countries are shutting things down again because of Omicron.

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No Malarkey!  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:00:57am

Sweet story about a friendship that began with dialing a wrong number. news.yahoo.com

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:01:10am

DA FUQ

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:03:43am

re: #117 The Pie Overlord!

But that is a really good price for a mega yacht!!

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:11:20am

re: #117 The Pie Overlord!

Looks like a good way to launder some money. Buy something virtual for a pile of money and get most of it back as a kickback in legitimate funds.

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No Malarkey!  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:14:43am

A story about the Supreme Court case being heard Wednesday which will result in Roe v. Wade being reversed or eviscerated, and will end Women’s right to choose in about half the country. The silver lining is that if there is anything that will wake up the voters to the existential threat to freedom the GQP currently represents, its the loss by over half of them of their right to be considered something more than baby incubators. vox.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:15:09am

re: #119 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Looks like a good way to launder some money. Buy something virtual for a pile of money and get most of it back as a kickback in legitimate funds.

markets are designed to operate under at least the nominal notion that the price of object reflects its inherent costs, plus the cost of transport/storage/handling and a premium for providing the utility of it being there at the right time and place.

the only utility premium in a transaction like this is exactly as you described: concealing the transfer of funds.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:16:21am

re: #120 No Malarkey!

A story about the Supreme Court case being heard Wednesday which will result in Roe v. Wade being reversed or eviscerated, and will end Women’s right to choose in about half the country. The silver lining is that if there is anything that will wake up the voters to the existential threat to freedom the GQP currently represents, its the loss by over half of them of their right to be considered something more than baby incubators. vox.com

It took Covid to keep Trump from being re-elected in 2020, will it take overturning Roe v. Wade to keep him from being re-elected in 2024

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:26:07am

re: #89 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:28:38am

re: #89 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Surprised you didn’t post one of the possum pics you tweeted this morning. Cute little buggers.

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mmmirele  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:55:01am

re: #116 No Malarkey!

Sweet story about a friendship that began with dialing a wrong number. news.yahoo.com

My sister “met” her husband that way. It was a bit more targeted than the wrong area code. Her roomie was trying to figure out the phone number of a guy she was interested in, so she talked my sister into calling every guy with this particular name in the Houston phone book. (We’re talking 1983 here, y’all.) My sister happened upon someone she thought was the right guy, because he’d recently been on a trip, but when she asked, “How was Philly?” he said, “Philly? I went to La Grange.” Turns out it was not the right guy, but this guy wanted to know more about the girl who had the balls to call strange guys.

They’ve been married (with bumps) 36 years next month.

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No Malarkey!  Nov 29, 2021 • 6:56:49am

re: #125 mmmirele

My sister “met” her husband that way. It was a bit more targeted than the wrong area code. Her roomie was trying to figure out the phone number of a guy she was interested in, so she talked my sister into calling every guy with this particular name in the Houston phone book. (We’re talking 1983 here, y’all.) My sister happened upon someone she thought was the right guy, because he’d recently been on a trip, but when she asked, “How was Philly?” he said, “Philly? I went to La Grange.” Turns out it was not the right guy, but this guy wanted to know more about the girl who had the balls to call strange guys.

They’ve been married (with bumps) 36 years next month.

Great “how we met” story!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:04:08am

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:14:30am

Matthew McConaughey isn’t running for Texas governor:

Despite strong poll numbers suggesting he’d be the leader in a race for Texas governor, actor Matthew McConaughey said in a video posted to his social media pages on Sunday evening that public office is “a path I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”

“I’m going to continue to work and invest the bounty I have in supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I believe are leaders,” the Oscar-winning actor said in the three-minute video.

McConaughey said in the video that he “never imagined” he would be in a position where people would seriously consider electing him to public office, and said that he explored the possibility of entering the political sphere. But he will instead continue his work through his nonprofit org Just Keep Livin’, which provides fitness and support programs for teens in inner-city high schools.

McConaughey’s departure clears the way for a 2022 showdown between Abbott and O’Rourke, with the former seeking a third term as governor. Abbott has polarized Texans with his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and refusal to enforce social distancing and vaccination requirements at businesses. Even among some Republicans that support such policies, he has been criticized for the decline of Texas’ utility infrastructure. Since the start of the pandemic, Abbott’s approval rating has fallen from around 55% in April to 43% now, according to FiveThirtyEight.

dailykos.com

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:21:36am

re: #128 Belafon

Matthew McConaughey isn’t running for Texas governor:

dailykos.com

Was just looking at that. Good news for Beto.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:32:25am

Briefings were set to resume Jan 6th, but the madman’s attack on our democracy put an end to that. You don’t brief the criminal who attacked your own nation.

Trump Stopped Receiving Intel Briefings Entirely For the Last Month of His Presidency (Mediaite)

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No Malarkey!  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:32:39am

re: #129 darthstar

Was just looking at that. Good news for Beto.

Here’s hoping war criminal Allen West defeats Greg Abbott in the GOP gubernatorial primary. That lunatic should be easier to defeat, or will at least test whether there is any Republican too insane to be elected in Texas.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:35:00am
Throughout 2021, websites associated with far-right extremist groups and extremist-friendly platforms and hosts have suffered from data leaks and breaches that have exposed the inner workings of far-right groups, and the nature of the movement as a whole.

The data has been exfiltrated in breaches engineered by so-called “ethical hackers” - often assisted by poor security practices from website administrators - and by activists who have penetrated websites in search of data and information.

Experts and activists say that attacks on their online infrastructure is likely to continue to disrupt and hamper far-right groups and individuals and makes unmasking their activities far more likely - often resulting in law enforcement attention or loss of employment.

Numerous far-right groups have suffered catastrophic data breaches this year, in perhaps a reflection of a lack of technical expertise among such activists. Jim Salter, a systems administrator and tech journalist, said: “Extremists, and extremist-friendly entities, have a noticeable shortage of even-tempered, thoughtful people doing even-tempered, thoughtful work at securing sites and managing personnel.”

How far-right extremist groups face exposure from army of hacktivists (Guardian)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:37:24am

re: #130 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Briefings were set to resume Jan 6th, but the madman’s attack on our democracy put an end to that. You don’t brief the criminal who attacked your own nation.

Trump Stopped Receiving Intel Briefings Entirely For the Last Month of His Presidency (Mediaite)

tells you how seriously he took his job

once it was no longer serving his personal ends, it was not worth another moment of his time or effort…

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:37:56am

re: #130 Punish Domestic Terrorists

PDB went from Presidential Daily Briefing to Periodic Dipshit Briefing

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:39:38am

re: #132 Punish Domestic Terrorists

How far-right extremist groups face exposure from army of hacktivists (Guardian)

Sucks to be them I guess.

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Dangerman  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:39:57am

morning all

im a little late to the cant ride this bike party
this brings back memories of the early 80s

countersteering and bike geometry was hotly argued, proven, disproven, etc in virtually every motorcycle magazine back then

do you turn right to go right, etc
some people would not accept that the dynamics became way more pronounced the faster the bike is going. (probably anti-vaxxers for trump these days)

because of the heavier weight, and the threat to all the shiny chrome and paint, no one would do demos like this

and the communications technology? once a month columns of letters to the editors

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:40:41am

re: #132 Punish Domestic Terrorists

When the 2nd amendment can’t protect you.

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:41:52am

re: #136 Dangerman

I don’t know that I’d like to see this hypothesis tested at 60 mph on a 1200cc bike.

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:42:31am

re: #137 Belafon

When the 2nd amendment can’t protect you.

Pictures of guns are no defense? Shame.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:43:42am

re: #139 darthstar

Pictures of guns are no defense? Shame.

Maybe an NFT of a picture of a gun will work.
/

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:43:43am

Some photos of the White House Xmas decorations.
dailykos.com

Nice change from the redrum days of Melania.

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darthstar  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:44:06am

re: #140 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Maybe an NFT of a picture of a gun will work.
/

I’ll give you 75 dogecoin for it.

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:44:54am

re: #124 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Surprised you didn’t post one of the possum pics you tweeted this morning. Cute little buggers.

Providing Possum Picnicking Pic:

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gocart mozart  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:52:50am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:53:41am

re: #143 jeffreyw

Providing Possum Picnicking Pic:

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Thank you my good Sir. :-)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:54:59am

Joël Stoppels Battlefield Tours is in Antwerp, Belgium.

One of the darkest days in Antwerp was November 27, 1944. Shortly after noon a German V-2 “ballistic missile” fell right at the intersection of the Leien with the De Keyserlei and Teniersplaats. At that moment a crowded tram and a British column passed. The result was devastating: 128 civilians and 29 soldiers were killed

Antwerp: City of Sudden Death

The critical supply port of Antwerp was the most heavily targeted city during the V-weapon campaign of 1944-45. For 167 days, ending on March 30 1945, V-weapons rained down on the city. 3700 civilians and 700 allied military personnel were killed, and more than 10,000 injured.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 29, 2021 • 7:59:38am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:05:26am

re: #107 Sherlock Hound

I have the feeling that he was going to make a gender comment on Harris, but his editor stopped him. He is even more vile than Garrison, and he is paid by RT!

RT? Doesn’t that mean he is doing Putin’s bidding? Neither left nor right, but a Putin troll.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:05:40am

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:07:40am

re: #149 A Cranky One

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Maybe she knows.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:08:37am
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Dangerman  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:11:35am

re: #144 gocart mozart

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now i gotta go play ‘the rooftop scene’ video

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Decatur Deb  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:11:48am

re: #151 A Cranky One

(Filing bumbulum away in my Virgil endpapers.)

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:18:15am

Good Morning.
I see FB is all about alleged mass deaths of post-vaccinated athletes “suddenly dying”. Blaming the vaccine of course. And athletes including the young collapsing suddenly had been a thing for as long as I can remember. The allegations just keep marching on as each is shown to be extremely rare or non-existent.

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Dangerman  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:21:11am

re: #151 A Cranky One

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“one jump, one whistle, and one fart” was covered in 1977 by George Thorogood

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:25:13am

I have a desktop with an older graphics card driving an OLED TV at 3840x2160 through a 25’ HDMI cable that does fairly well @60Hz but the display was starting to go black for a second or two at random times before blinking back on. I started to run it at a lower resolution and dropped the refresh rate to 30Hz but that didn’t help. Finally tried a different port on the TV, Yay! It never did deliver HDR when streaming so I’m upgrading to an Intel NUC with much better graphics specs in a much smaller package, plus it has on onboard CEC header that allows on/off control via the TV’s remote. I have an active 25’ HDMI cable ordered that should reliably deliver a 4K signal with HDR.

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Jay C  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:30:00am

re: #154 Rightwingconspirator

Good Morning.
I see FB is all about alleged mass deaths of post-vaccinated athletes “suddenly dying”. Blaming the vaccine of course. And athletes including the young collapsing suddenly had been a thing for as long as I can remember. The allegations just keep marching on as each is shown to be extremely rare or non-existent.

Maybe rare, but hardly “nonexistent” - ISTR that there is some story about a “healthy young” HS or college athlete dropping dead in the gym/on the field to the level of (sadly) 3 or 4 every year. Tragic, of course, but AFACBD, unrelated to outside issues. Though, naturally, the anti-vaxx nuts will seize on anything to push their BS…

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No Malarkey!  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:30:48am
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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:30:57am

re: #156 jeffreyw

I have a desktop with an older graphics card driving an OLED TV at 3840x2160 through a 25’ HDMI cable that does fairly well @60Hz but the display was starting to go black for a second or two at random times before blinking back on. I started to run it at a lower resolution and dropped the refresh rate to 30Hz but that didn’t help. Finally tried a different port on the TV, Yay! It never did deliver HDR when streaming so I’m upgrading to an Intel NUC with much better graphics specs in a much smaller package, plus it has on onboard CEC header that allows on/off control via the TV’s remote. I have an active 25’ HDMI cable ordered that should reliably deliver a 4K signal with HDR.

If you ever need to, pretty much every Nvidia card supports 4K, even their cheap $30 cards.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:32:30am

re: #148 Hecuba’s daughter

RT? Doesn’t that mean he is doing Putin’s bidding? Neither left nor right, but a Putin troll.

Yes.

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jeffreyw  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:34:16am

re: #159 Belafon

If you ever need to, pretty much every Nvidia card supports 4K, even their cheap $30 cards.

I have their GTX 1080 now, it’s the HDR that it doesn’t handle.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:35:21am

re: #157 Jay C

Maybe rare, but hardly “nonexistent” - ISTR that there is some story about a “healthy young” HS or college athlete dropping dead in the gym/on the field to the level of (sadly) 3 or 4 every year. Tragic, of course, but AFACBD, unrelated to outside issues. Though, naturally, the anti-vaxx nuts will seize on anything to push their BS…

A poem comes to mind, “On An Athlete Dying Young”.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:40:29am

re: #112 Belafon

That’s very much along the lines of Czech evolutionary biologist Jaroslav Flegr was saying earlier today here. Omicron - if it turns out to be hypercontagious yet benign - could be the silver bullet we’ve been looking for.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:43:14am

re: #163 Dr Lizardo

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That’s very much along the lines of Czech evolutionary biologist Jaroslav Flegr was saying earlier today here. Omicron - if it turns out to be hypercontagious yet benign - could be the silver bullet we’ve been looking for.

Possibly the way that the 1918 flu finally came to an end.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:44:20am

re: #105 Sherlock Hound

Terrorist supply center, should be dealt with accordingly.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:45:16am

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:46:01am

re: #164 Hecuba’s daughter

Possibly the way that the 1918 flu finally came to an end.

Yep, that’s pretty much exactly what Flegr was saying.

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A Three Hour Tour  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:54:57am

re: #158 No Malarkey!

A dignified, traditional Christmas display that doesn’t look like some overly art-directed nightmare out of some dark medieval fantasy movie.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:55:05am

So @jack is stepping down as CEO at Twitter.

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:57:43am
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Sherlock Hound  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:58:10am

re: #169 Eric The Fruit Bat

So @jack is stepping down as CEO at Twitter.

Joe is not here to comment. A shame.

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sagehen  Nov 29, 2021 • 8:59:19am

re: #169 Eric The Fruit Bat

So @jack is stepping down as CEO at Twitter.

any news on the replacement? and if (ha!) they’ll do any better?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:01:18am

re: #169 Eric The Fruit Bat

So @jack is stepping down as CEO at Twitter.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will step down from his role effective immediately.

Dorsey co-founded Twitter with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass back in 2006 and served as CEO until 2008. He later returned to the CEO role in 2015 after former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down. He has a net worth of approximately $11.8 billion, according to real-time tracking by Forbes.

“There’s a lot of talk about the importance of a company being ‘founder led’,” Dorsey said in an email to employees shared on Twitter Monday. “Ultimately, I believe that’s severely limiting and a single point of failure. I’ve worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders.”

Dorsey will be replaced by Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal, who has been unanimously appointed by the social media giant’s board.

“He’s been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs,” Dorsey explained. “Parag has been behind every critical decision that has turned this company around.”

He also expressed his confidence in incoming independent board chairman Bret Taylor.

“He understands entrepreneurship, taking risks, companies at massive scale, technology, product and he’s an engineer,” Dorsey said. “All of the things the board and the company deserve right now.”

In addition, he praised the ambition and potential of the Twitter team.

I wonder if this means they’ll finally do something about the Nazi problem.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:01:25am

re: #163 Dr Lizardo

[Embedded content]

That’s very much along the lines of Czech evolutionary biologist Jaroslav Flegr was saying earlier today here. Omicron - if it turns out to be hypercontagious yet benign - could be the silver bullet we’ve been looking for.

Something I’ve been saying all along, and kind of expecting — though not necessarily soon. Splendid if this turns out to be The One, though I’m not sure I’d give up the vaccine.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:07:37am

Did anyone catch this on CNN yesterday? It’s actually pretty accurate after all.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:07:41am

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:10:11am

The latest variant reminds me of an early multimedia game I bought many years ago, but did not play because of stuttering on my PC.

David Bowie scenes in Omikron Nomad Soul

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The Squire of Logos  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:11:25am

re: #166 A Cranky One

[Embedded content]

Oh that I have but one up-ding to give this.

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JC1  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:14:55am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will step down from his role effective immediately.

Dorsey co-founded Twitter with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass back in 2006 and served as CEO until 2008. He later returned to the CEO role in 2015 after former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down. He has a net worth of approximately $11.8 billion, according to real-time tracking by Forbes.

“There’s a lot of talk about the importance of a company being ‘founder led’,” Dorsey said in an email to employees shared on Twitter Monday. “Ultimately, I believe that’s severely limiting and a single point of failure. I’ve worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders.”

Dorsey will be replaced by Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal, who has been unanimously appointed by the social media giant’s board.

“He’s been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs,” Dorsey explained. “Parag has been behind every critical decision that has turned this company around.”

He also expressed his confidence in incoming independent board chairman Bret Taylor.

“He understands entrepreneurship, taking risks, companies at massive scale, technology, product and he’s an engineer,” Dorsey said. “All of the things the board and the company deserve right now.”

In addition, he praised the ambition and potential of the Twitter team.

I wonder if this means they’ll finally do something about the Nazi problem.

Might get worse. As bad as Jack is, he pales in comparison to Zuck, Murdock, the Mercers, etc. I know nothing about the guy replacing him; guess time will tell. But if they’re trying to double their revenue by 2023 or whatever, then I don’t see them getting rid of all the BS. Hope to be proven wrong.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:15:40am

re: #155 Dangerman

“one jump, one whistle, and one fart” was covered in 1977 by George Thorogood

Based on One Fart Over the Line by Brewer and Shipley

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JC1  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:19:03am

re: #163 Dr Lizardo

[Embedded content]

That’s very much along the lines of Czech evolutionary biologist Jaroslav Flegr was saying earlier today here. Omicron - if it turns out to be hypercontagious yet benign - could be the silver bullet we’ve been looking for.

That would be great, but I think that the SA doctor is being repeatedly quoted out of context. I’m going to ‘both sides’ this: a lot of people are fear mongering regarding the new strain, but a lot of other people are trying to completely downplay it. The bottom line is that we just don’t know yet, but we will have a lot more info in the next 2 weeks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:20:50am

re: #181 JC1

That would be great, but I think that the SA doctor is being repeatedly quoted out of context. I’m going to ‘both sides’ this: a lot of people are fear mongering regarding the new strain, but a lot of other people are trying to completely downplay it. The bottom line is that we just don’t know yet, but we will have a lot more info in the next 2 weeks.

Yep. I always give it about a month when new variants are announced.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:21:00am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Based on One Fart Over the Line by Brewer and SHipley

My dogs hum that while rushing out from under the blankets.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:24:04am
185
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:32:55am

re: #154 Rightwingconspirator

Good Morning.
I see FB is all about alleged mass deaths of post-vaccinated athletes “suddenly dying”. Blaming the vaccine of course. And athletes including the young collapsing suddenly had been a thing for as long as I can remember. The allegations just keep marching on as each is shown to be extremely rare or non-existent.

Saw that on my feed from my woo-woo antivaxer ex-SiL.

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No Malarkey!  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:42:56am
187
Dangerman  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:45:56am

re: #183 A Cranky One

My dogs hum that while rushing out from under the blankets.

cause they dont know the words?

(it’s why hummingbirds hum)

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:49:48am

re: #186 No Malarkey!

One Tree, Two Tree, Red Tree, Green Tree.

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sagehen  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:56:52am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Based on One Fart Over the Line by Brewer and Shipley

and here I was thinking “ten lords a-leaping”

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wrenchwench  Nov 29, 2021 • 9:59:08am

Officer Edith knows how to write.

192
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:04:42am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - Just weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, Kansas Rep. Aaron Coleman has been arrested for driving under the influence.

According to the Douglas County Jail booking records, Rep. Coleman was arrested by the Kansas Highway Patrol on I-70 westbound at mile marker 203 and booked into the jail at 1 a.m. Saturday.

KTKA reports that he was released on a $250 bond Saturday afternoon.

Coleman’s last arrest was on on Octpber 30. Police responded to an Overland Park home where Coleman lived with his brother. According to a court document, Coleman’s brother told officers they argued over his upcoming baptism. He then accused Coleman of pushing him backward, hitting him in the chest,and spitting on him.

Kansas representative arrested for DUI mere weeks after domestic violence arrest (kake.com, who think spellcheck is for other people)

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sagehen  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:05:41am

On my PBS station tonight (don’t know if it’s nationwide) is the independent lens feature Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.

featuring Link Wray, Robbie Robertson, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Slash, Charlie Patton, Redbone, Rhiannon Giddens, Neville Brothers, etc.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:06:57am

re: #192 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Wait, this guy is a Democrat?

Yeesh.

195
TedStriker  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:07:22am

Let’s see if this has any effect on the Twitter platform (narrator: it probably won’t, seeing as Dorsey’s replacement is handpicked, but we can hope):

Jack Dorsey announced today that he’s stepping down as CEO of Twitter, the social network he helped found in 2006. The change is effective immediately.
[…]
Parag Agrawal, the company’s chief technical officer, has been named the new CEO. “The board ran a rigorous process considering all options and unanimously appointed Parag,” Dorsey wrote. “He’s been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs.”
[…]
In his resignation letter, Dorsey also said that he will be stepping down from Twitter’s board of directors when his term ends in mid-2022. The current chair, Patrick Pichette, will also be stepping down, though he will remain on the board. Bret Taylor, Salesforce’s president and chief operating officer, will join the board as the new chair.

Ars Technica: Jack Dorsey resigns as CEO of Twitter

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:10:37am

re: #194 Eclectic Cyborg

Wait, this guy is a Democrat?

Yeesh.

Why hasn’t he defected to the GOP? At least they would stand up and defend him for being a Manly Alpha Male

197
Punish Domestic Terrorists  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:15:36am

re: #194 Eclectic Cyborg

Wait, this guy is a Democrat?

Yeesh.

A Kansas Democrat, but even in Kansas, I expect him to be forced out.

198
wrenchwench  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:16:19am
199
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:26:09am

re: #173 Eclectic Cyborg

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will step down from his role effective immediately.

Dorsey co-founded Twitter with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass back in 2006 and served as CEO until 2008. He later returned to the CEO role in 2015 after former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down. He has a net worth of approximately $11.8 billion, according to real-time tracking by Forbes.

“There’s a lot of talk about the importance of a company being ‘founder led’,” Dorsey said in an email to employees shared on Twitter Monday. “Ultimately, I believe that’s severely limiting and a single point of failure. I’ve worked hard to ensure this company can break away from its founding and founders.”

Dorsey will be replaced by Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal, who has been unanimously appointed by the social media giant’s board.

“He’s been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs,” Dorsey explained. “Parag has been behind every critical decision that has turned this company around.”

He also expressed his confidence in incoming independent board chairman Bret Taylor.

“He understands entrepreneurship, taking risks, companies at massive scale, technology, product and he’s an engineer,” Dorsey said. “All of the things the board and the company deserve right now.”

In addition, he praised the ambition and potential of the Twitter team.

I wonder if this means they’ll finally do something about the Nazi problem.

Shirley you jest.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:37:52am

re: #190 wrenchwench

I once adopted a dog that was scary ugly.

Young sharp-pei. Malnourished and scrawny tiny body with huge oversized head. Had so many wrinkles that her eyelids turned outside in (her eyelashes rubbed against her eyes). She couldn’t see because it was painful to open her eyes.

My older daughter yelled “what is that?” And then rushed out of the room first time she saw the dog.

Got the dog off the corn based food she had been eating and she immediately started to gain weight.

My daughter got the dog officially listed as a rescue and then found a pet ophthalmologist who did eye surgery very cheaply (she worked with rescue orgs).

That dog loved to run once she could see and had a large yard with room.

Casey (the dog) soon became muscular, active and a wonderful pet. Her bark would raise the hair on your neck and even folks with pitbulls would cross the street when they saw her; she looked very scary.

But she was the sweetest loving dog and a great protector.

I miss her.

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:44:56am

202
A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:46:14am

re: #199 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Don’t call me Shirley.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:50:15am
204
Mattand  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:51:00am

re: #193 sagehen

On my PBS station tonight (don’t know if it’s nationwide) is the independent lens feature Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.

featuring Link Wray, Robbie Robertson, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Slash, Charlie Patton, Redbone, Rhiannon Giddens, Neville Brothers, etc.

I just watched this on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago; it’s still free for Prime members.

Fucking.

Amazing.

12 stars out of five. Anyone and everyone should watch this, but if you’re a musician or a music fan, it’s a must.

205
Dopamine Fish  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:53:26am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’ve been saying it over and over and over again since the vaccine rollout was clearly going to fall under President Biden (which, to me, was the deciding factor when the Republicans decided they were going to be anti-vaccine): IT’S A FUCKING DEATH CULT.

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Dangerman  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:58:07am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

It may have started as idiocy
The rs picked it up and enthusiastically ran with it
*now* it’s a concerted plot

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:58:17am

re: #205 Dopamine Fish

Kind of hard to yell “Let’s Go Brandon!” with a tube jammed down your throat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2021 • 10:58:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:02:32am

jeebus

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A Cranky One  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:04:26am

re: #200 A Cranky One

One more comment about Casey the Shar pei. The only dog to ever challenge her was a bull mastiff which pulled away from the owner and grabbed Casey by the back of her neck. That was when I realized that all the wrinkles and loose skin served a purpose. Casey just turned her head and got the mastiff by the throat. Would have killed it if we hadn’t separated them.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:08:57am

re: #200 A Cranky One

I once adopted a dog that was scary ugly.

[snip]

I miss her.

Weird-looking cat Wilfred goes viral with Michael Rapaport voiceover

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Dangerman  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:09:08am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

[Embedded content]

They’re trying to thread a needle here
“No one gets to *dictate*”
Ok

They never address: when enough of you don’t do the right thing and so become a threat to the rest of us wwjd?

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:14:27am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“This is Haru. She is just now waking from her food coma. It lasted all weekend. A few more minutes couldn’t hurt though. 13/10”

Haru=springtime. We named our rescue Aki because we got her in late Oct. ‘18 and were told that she was about 1yo. Have no idea what she is—looks like a dalmatian/pittie mix from some angles.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:15:15am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

His version of Jesus’ teaching skips the whole “walk an extra mile” part.

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jaunte  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:15:30am

re: #205 Dopamine Fish

IT’S A FUCKING DEATH CULT.

Leadership is vaccinated and has the best medical treatment possible immediately available. They think thousands of their supporters dead is a small price to pay for using antivax sentiment to cement cult solidarity.

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Belafon  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:18:00am

Also, considering the Pope said pretty much the opposite, he probably needs to step down.

217
DodgerFan1988  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:18:04am
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:19:36am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

[Embedded content]

Curious that we managed to get through the entire 20th century, the era of vaccination discovery and administration — to helpless CHILDREN, no less — and no-one in the Catholic church managed to discover this. Or is there an encyclical I missed?

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Dopamine Fish  Nov 29, 2021 • 11:20:29am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus

Hey douchecanoe, heads up - the state already mandates that you have a whole bunch of things put into your body in order to attend a public school. The only thing different about this one is that it’s been politicized all to hell by Republicans who only care about doing as much damage as possible so they can get back in power and continue abusing the ever-loving fuck out of those of us who dare to disagree.


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