Bruce Hornsby Solo: “Cast-Off”

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Song Five of our series of solo performances from Bruce’s Deep South Solo Tour from November 2021 showcases “Cast-Off,” a song co-written with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and debuted on Bruce’s 2019 album Absolute Zero. Sparked from unused film cue originally intended for Spike Lee, Bruce has described “Cast-Off” as “a song about acceptance and even gratitude in the face of rejection, egolessness, patience and humility.”

Find Bruce’s upcoming tour dates, music & more at brucehornsby.com

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1
Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:32:27pm

Remember David Golallaher, antivaxxer from Missouri that wasn’t doing too well? He’s dead.

sorryantivaxxer.com

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Dave In Austin  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:39:47pm
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jaunte  Jan 13, 2022 • 8:40:29pm

Lyrics:

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:01:55pm

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:08:41pm

Wordle 209 5/6

⬜⬜🟨⬜🟨
🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I’m proud of me.

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jaunte  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:09:20pm
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jaunte  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:10:29pm

“They know they do not represent the majority of the American people.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

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sagehen  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:14:39pm
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Citizen K  Jan 13, 2022 • 9:25:54pm

Wordle 209 5/6

⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛
🟨🟩⬛⬛🟩
⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Narrowed it down by a lot from the first two but still took some wrangling.

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Belafon  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:01:40pm

I think Democrats should have Arizona be the first state in 2024 just so Sinema can find out how badly the party wants to get rid of her.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:09:25pm
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Citizen K  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:13:00pm
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RinaX  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:13:15pm

Wordle 209 4/6

🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

In other news, I deliberately stayed away from the boards as I went through my rage-cycle after Simena’s speech. I’ve progressed from white-hot anger, gone through ‘hell, let the Republicans have it all’ despair, and am now at righteous fury. Make Simena and Manchin go on record. After that, every candidate should declare their opposition to the filibuster and cast it as going against out of touch politicians stuck in the past.

Even Manchin didn’t piss me off quite this much with his BS. However, they’re both staggeringly unintelligent and unwilling to learn anything that might contradict their point of view. In that way, they are no better than Republicans.

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Captain Magic  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:13:55pm

So Spotify is getting heat for Joe Reagan on their platform because he promotes all sorts of woo when it comes to COVID.

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Targetpractice  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:21:50pm

re: #12 Citizen K

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If the Dubya and Trump years taught us anything, it’s that such limits will magically disappear if a Repub wins in ‘24. Suddenly the courts will agree with the GQP that the powers of the presidency are virtually limitless and can be wielded like a monarch.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 13, 2022 • 10:25:11pm
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IngisKahn  Jan 13, 2022 • 11:23:17pm

Wordle 209 3/6

🟩🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟨⬜⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

First 3fer

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mmmirele  Jan 13, 2022 • 11:58:21pm

QL’ed … I’m gonna blame it on trying to Internet while sick.

(regarding the Supreme Court’s bogus occupational hazard test, which is going to rank up there with Lochner in stupidity eventually)

Bull-SHIT! I want to take those numbnuts and have them sit in the room over at the data center that I worked in prior to March 2020, do my job sans masks (really masks and headsets do not go together) and not get sick.

For the record, before I logged off work sick Thursday, I’d just gotten an email from our chief operating officer stating that the return to office program had been suspended for now and no date yet for its resumption. I have to wonder if the Rona is sweeping through large congregate groups of people (e.g., people who work in various agent roles—banker, fraud) & who are required to work in the office.

And in completely other news, we have “little rocket man” apparently popping off missiles into the Sea of Japan:

Japan’s government says North Korea has launched what may have been a ballistic missile.

Japan’s defense ministry announced at 3 P.M. on Friday that the North had fired the projectile.

Officials from the Japanese Coast Guard say it may have already landed. Prime Minister Kishida has called for a prompt investigation of the launch.

This is the third time North Korea has fired a projectile since the start of the year.

www3.nhk.or.jp

I think it’s the second time this week NK has sent a missile over the Sea of Japan. Dunno what Kim Jong Un thinks he’s doing here.

ETA: And yeah still feeling disoriented if I do much of anything. Blargh.

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JC1  Jan 14, 2022 • 12:45:35am

Wordle 209 4/6

🟩⬛🟨⬛🟨
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 1:51:26am

re: #15 Targetpractice

If the Dubya and Trump years taught us anything, it’s that such limits will magically disappear if a Repub wins in ‘24. Suddenly the courts will agree with the GQP that the powers of the presidency are virtually limitless and can be wielded like a monarch.

Remember how they threw fits over Obama’s “tyrannical” Executive Orders?

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2022 • 2:21:56am

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember how they threw fits over Obama’s “tyrannical” Executive Orders?

Ayep. Kept running counts of the number of EOs he passed, declaring that they were “the most by any president EVAH!” Then Trump took office and immediately they wanted him to rule by fiat.

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John Hughes  Jan 14, 2022 • 2:44:42am
$ perl wordle-player.pl
Found 6121 words of length 5
Guess: MEDIA
Match: 01001
Found 2474 words of length 5
Guess: PEATY
Match: 01102
Found 177 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: NOBLY
Match: 00202
Found 4 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: ABBEY
Match: 22222
Found: ABBEY

Why do it yourself when you have a computer?

(Did first two guesses myself, got bored, wrote a program to do the rest, found it on 4th attempt, 2 guesses by me and 2 guesses by my program).

(hum, there is clearly a bug, why did it suggest NOBLY when there should be a “E” and an “A”. Drat, back to the drawing board).

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John Hughes  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:01:54am

re: #22 John Hughes

Aha! Fixed it:

$ perl wordle-player.pl
Found 6121 words of length 5
Guess: MEDIA
Match: 01001
Found 419 words of length 5
Guess: PEATY
Match: 01102
Found 13 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: LACEY
Match: 01022
Found 1 words of length 5
Guess: ABBEY
Match: 22222
Found: ABBEY

And if I let it play on it’s own:

$ perl wordle-player.pl
Found 6121 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: AROSE
Match: 20001
Found 31 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: ALDEN
Match: 20020
Found 2 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: AZTEC
Match: 20020
Found 1 words of length 5
Guess: ABBEY
Match: 22222
Found: ABBEY

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:10:17am

re: #5 I Would Prefer Not To

Almost had it in 3
Wordle 209 4/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
🟩⬜⬜🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:11:01am

I suppose I must look into this game. Seems to be all the rage.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:14:20am

re: #25 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I suppose I must look into this game. Seems to be all the rage.

It’s the first fad of the third year of the pandemic. Soon the creator will be interviewed on Good Morning America, then the servers will crash…then we’ll find out he puts ketchup on his steak.

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John Hughes  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:16:55am

re: #23 John Hughes

Well, today’s was interesting:

$ perl wordle-player.pl
Found 6121 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: AROSE
Match: 10000
Found 347 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: LATIN
Match: -
Confirm: bad word? (yes/no) yes
Found 346 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: INLAY
Match: 01012
Found 21 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: CANDY
Match: 02202
Found 7 words of length 5
Guess:
Guess: XXXX
Match: 22222
Found: XXXXX

Wordle doesn’t think “LATIN” is a word.

EDIT: (Sorry about spoiler, cut’n’paste before thinking).

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:20:26am

re: #27 John Hughes

You’re not supposed to give away the answer to the current day. But cool perl script all the same.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:22:21am

re: #27 John Hughes

Well, today’s was interesting:

Wordle doesn’t think “LATIN” is a word.

Does not use proper nouns?

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:32:33am

re: #29 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does not use proper nouns?

Doesn’t like dead languages.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:40:59am

I got pretty lucky on today’s Wordle.

Wordle 209 2/6

⬛🟨🟨🟨⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Ming5000  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:48:54am

re: #31 Dopamine Fish

It took me 5 today

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:49:42am

re: #32 Ming5000

It took me 5 today

My opener had three letters out of position, as you saw, and then literally the first word that popped into my head with those three letters turned out to be the actual word. I nearly fell out of my chair.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:53:13am

re: #33 Dopamine Fish

My opener had three letters out of position, as you saw, and then literally the first word that popped into my head with those three letters turned out to be the actual word. I nearly fell out of my chair.

I thought I had it on the third…coin flip on last letter.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:54:16am

re: #34 darthstar

I thought I had it on the third…coin flip on last letter.

That actually burned me yesterday, when I got stuck on, “Oh, the word HAS to end with this letter,” and I was totally ignoring the letter that the word actually ended with.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 3:58:17am

Can we get back to talking about the white trash that makes up TFG’s base of support?

and this response…ha!

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:07:21am

Republican lawmaker in Florida drives like shit, hits Prius with his BMW.

Two cars pull into Circle K to discuss accident…Prius owner shouts at lawmaker for hitting him and gets back in car to wait for police…Lawmaker drives into prius driver’s door starts pushing car sideways, and fires gun at Prius owner.

…hey, it’s Florida, so it gets better…

Prius owner also a gun humper, shoots back.
Lawmaker dead.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:11:07am

re: #37 darthstar

Interesting comment on Florida law…the survivor gets the prize:

Unless the surveillance cameras and eyewitnesses tell a very different story than the one being reported, Kuczwanski’s death will fall under the Sunshine State’s very expansive view of self-defense. In fact, under Florida’s gun laws, if Kuczwanski did indeed shoot first, he would—had he survived—likely been able to make the same claim of self-defense

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:13:38am

re: #38 darthstar

Interesting comment on Florida law…the survivor gets the prize:

“I hit a guy with my car, he yelled at me, so I get to plow my car into his and shoot at him.” That’s an interesting definition of self-defense, there, crazy people.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:14:13am

I guess it proves the old adage, “The best defense is an insane offense.”

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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:15:57am

re: #37 darthstar

Republican lawmaker in Florida drives like shit, hits Prius with his BMW.

Two cars pull into Circle K to discuss accident…Prius owner shouts at lawmaker for hitting him and gets back in car to wait for police…Lawmaker drives into prius driver’s door starts pushing car sideways, and fires gun at Prius owner.

…hey, it’s Florida, so it gets better…

Prius owner also a gun humper, shoots back.
Lawmaker dead.

Yeah, we’ve talked about that one. Dead dude was previously a road rager at the SAME intersection previously and flashed a gun then too. Was convicted of assault and disorderly conduct then (2014) but apparently didn’t learn his lesson. Prius dude will not be charged.

I swear, I’d be more tempted to carry in those freakazoid states down south than I am up here just because of asshats like the dead idiot.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:18:11am

re: #41 William Lewis

His wife/widow says he was ‘assassinated’…so we know she’d be claiming SYG if he got a kill shot in first.

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Captain Magic  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:24:03am
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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:25:06am

Just saw a link to a WaPo article about Brits being upset by American spellings like ‘favor’ in Wordle. Talk about humor. Color me surprised.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:26:13am
Starting this month, users selling goods and services through such popular sites as Venmo, Etsy and Airbnb will begin receiving tax forms if they take a payment of more than $600. One by one in recent months, tech giants have been warning users of the coming changes and asking them to provide tax information. “Until this year, the threshold was much higher ($20,000 and 200 transactions) so it didn’t affect nearly as many people,” Venmo told users in its messages about the change. “This requirement only pertains to payments received for sales of goods and services and does not apply to friends and family payments.” The moves have sparked outcry on social media. For one thing, the lower threshold comes as more and more Americans bet on themselves: a record 5.4 million adults applied to form their own business last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released this week. That’s partly because it’s easier than ever to use apps to sell crafts, provide services or rent out a second or third home online.

For some, the changes are at odds with President Joe Biden’s vow to tax wealthier Americans.

bloombergquint.com

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:29:24am

re: #43 Captain Magic

Really? The processing message on the computer screen was flashing “Hacking…” - silly animators.

I feel sorry for TFG’s secret service detail. Eating at Mar a Lago has to be hard on the waistline.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:50:51am

Unreal.

Train tracks used for freight-transport in Los Angeles resembled a garbage dump Thursday as thieves have been raiding cargo containers and leaving shipping packaging in their wake.

The screwy scene at a section of Union Pacific train tracks was captured by CBSLA - which also filmed an apparent thief darting from the area while carrying packages.

The sea of scrapped cardboard contained discarded items from Amazon, REI and other popular retailers, the outlet reported.

Union Pacific acknowledged the “cargo thefts” in a statement to the news station and said they have taken steps to crack down on the crimes.

The tracks were cleaned up a month ago too.

nypost.com

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:51:28am

re: #45 Shropshire Slasher

For some, the changes are at odds with President Joe Biden’s vow to tax wealthier Americans.

What the fuck is this shit? This has literally NOTHING to do with President Biden whatsoever. He’s not forcing any of these companies to start cracking down on people.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:53:06am

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

What the fuck is this shit? This has literally NOTHING to do with President Biden whatsoever. He’s not forcing any of these companies to start cracking down on people.

Those companies also did not write those tax laws.

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Captain Magic  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:56:19am

Rand Paul on a video saying spreading misinformation is a great tactic.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 4:57:00am
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:04:08am

lol

“Baby Shark,” the inescapable earworm beloved by some children and often feared by their parents, has hit a new milestone — 10 billion views on YouTube.

Not only is it the most-viewed video on the platform, a record it set in November 2020, but it’s now the only video on the site to reach 10 billion views, YouTube confirmed to CNN.
The kids’ song, masterminded by South Korean educational company Pinkfong and performed by Korean-American singer Hope Segoine, debuted in 2016 and was a viral hit in Asia but didn’t jam itself into Americans’ collective consciousness until 2019. Since then, it’s been turned into a Nickelodeon TV show, a cereal, a live show and the rallying cry of the Washington Nationals throughout their World Series-winning season. It even made the Billboard Top 40 at one point and inspired the Jamie Tartt chant on Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”

cnn.com

Baby Shark Dance | Sing and Dance! | Animal Songs | PINKFONG Songs for Children

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Captain Magic  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:11:33am
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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:16:21am

re: #52 Shropshire Slasher

lol

cnn.com

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Video

Shrug. Could be worse. Which is easy for me to say since my son is 20 now ;)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:21:47am

re: #44 darthstar

Just saw a link to a WaPo article about Brits being upset by American spellings like ‘favor’ in Wordle. Talk about humor. Color me surprised.

I need to go get my borcestershire shot against airbourne virouses…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:22:56am

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

What the fuck is this shit? This has literally NOTHING to do with President Biden whatsoever. He’s not forcing any of these companies to start cracking down on people.

No, they just want to make it look that way so they can pass the blame and the costs down

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:23:30am

re: #50 Captain Magic

Rand Paul on a video saying spreading misinformation is a great tactic.

A disciple of the Aqua Buddha

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Egregious Philbin  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:26:38am

re: #31 Dopamine Fish

I got it in 3, my first word had 3 vowels in it and none of them were in the word, that helped me a lot.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:29:10am
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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:30:37am

Part of me wants to make sure that a rumor about turning you into mindless soldiers gets spread with this one:

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:35:23am

re: #39 Dopamine Fish

“I hit a guy with my car, he yelled at me, so I get to plow my car into his and shoot at him.” That’s an interesting definition of self-defense, there, crazy people.

The guy who shot back would certainly have a legitimate claim of self-defense in any state, if Kuczwanski indeed did shoot first. At least that’s true if he’s white; different rules apply to people of color.

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:35:58am

Yep. ‘20-‘21-‘22 is definetly at least a trilogy…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:40:22am

re: #61 Hecuba’s daughter

The guy who shot back would certainly have a legitimate claim of self-defense in any state, if Kuczwanski indeed did shoot first. At least that’s true if he’s white; different rules apply to people of color.

Judge Rules White Girl Will Be Tried As Black Adult

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:41:02am

re: #62 Teukka

Yep. ‘20-‘21-‘22 is definetly at least a trilogy…

For those in Sweden, applicable siren signals:

Preparedness alarm, means that every shelter and other places should be ready to use within 48 hours.

Sverige Beredskapslarm // Swedish Readiness alarm // Schwedischer Bereitschaftsalarm (HQ)

Attack siren, meaning seek shelter stat.

Sverige Flyglarm // Swedish Air Raid Warning // Schwedischer Luftalarm (HQ)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:43:12am

re: #62 Teukka

“Russia shall expand its borders to the stand of 1917, including Baltic countries and Finland”, - Russia’s Deputy Parliament President, Head of Russian delegation to coe Tolstoy said amid his meeting with journalists.

He confirms what I have maintained all along: this is not a New Cold War, which was a world-wide struggle of ideologies, but a plan on part of Putin to re-establish the Russian Empire and to bring all those expat Russians in the former Soviet republics back heim ins Reich.

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JC1  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:44:24am

re: #49 Shropshire Slasher

Those companies also did not write those tax laws.

Yeah, the $600 threshold is kind of silly. And of course it’s not indexed to inflation, so in 10 years it’ll be the equivalent of $300 bucks today.

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jeffreyw  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:47:50am

Good morning!

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JC1  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:49:29am

re: #62 Teukka

Yep. ‘20-‘21-‘22 is definetly at least a trilogy…

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According to the Twitter thread, the actual translation isn’t as warmongering.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:52:19am

re: #27 John Hughes

Well, today’s was interesting:

Wordle doesn’t think “LATIN” is a word.

EDIT: (Sorry about spoiler, cut’n’paste before thinking).

How are there only 6121 words of length 5?

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:53:31am
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No Malarkey!  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:54:48am

The GOP strategy of prolonging the pandemic to hurt Biden appears to be working, as his approval rating on his handling of the pandemic has gone below his disapproval rating for the first time this week. fivethirtyeight.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:57:18am

re: #68 JC1

According to the Twitter thread, the actual translation isn’t as warmongering.

They just want to have these former Russian provinces as part of their political/economic sphere of influence, they need not necessarily invade and conquer them.

Which is also why it rankles them to see NATO bucking right up against their borders.

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:59:03am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just want to have these former Russian provinces as part of their political/economic sphere of influence, they need not necessarily invade and conquer them.

Which is also why it rankles them to see NATO bucking right up against their borders.

If you want that, language like they’re using and behavior they’re showing is not, repeat NOT, conducive to achieving that goal…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 5:59:51am

re: #73 Teukka

If you want that, language like they’re using and behavior they’re showing is not, repeat NOT conducive to achieving that goal…

They will do whatever it takes and it is clear that they will not shy away from military force.

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:01:43am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will do whatever it takes and it is clear that they will not shy away from military force.

Yep. :sighs:

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:02:12am

re: #52 Shropshire Slasher

That’s the first I’ve heard or seen that song. Hope it’s the last.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:03:52am

re: #76 darthstar

That’s the first I’ve heard or seen that song. Hope it’s the last.

Best to stay away from Tik-Tok

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:04:01am

re: #62 Teukka

Yep. ‘20-‘21-‘22 is definetly at least a trilogy…

Finland…They want Nokia.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:04:52am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Best to stay away from Tik-Tok

Yeah, I have avoided Tik-Tok and intend to keep it that way.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:05:32am

re: #75 Teukka

Yep. :sighs:

But when I check out the folks posting at the local Putinversteher sites, it is all the result of the Western CIA Corporate Zionists provoking Russia and trying to draw these former Republics under their own sphere of influence in order to exploit them…

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:07:06am

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

But when I check out the folks posting at the local Putinversteher sites, it is all the result of the Western CIA Corporate Zionists provoking Russia and trying to draw these former Republics under their own sphere of influence in order to exploit them…

Yep. Same song playing here.

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:07:22am

re: #78 darthstar

Finland…They want Nokia.

If only *groans*….

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:09:21am

fuckin’ baby shark is stuck in my head, btw

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:10:39am

just got a text message

Netflix: ‘please update your information to keep watching”
with a link

yeah right.
i know what it is

and it’s becoming clearer why this and similar scams work

there’s an awful lot of horse paste eaters out there

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:13:25am

If there really was a god…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:15:13am

re: #69 Hecuba’s daughter

How are there only 6121 words of length 5?

Interesting — Scrabble dictionary has 8,996 words.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:16:50am

re: #45 Shropshire Slasher

bloombergquint.com

For some, the changes are at odds with President Joe Biden’s vow to tax wealthier Americans.

this has nothing to do with wealth
it has to do with ensuring that everybody pays their fair share

this is an informational reporting change
not a change in tax law, rate or rule

everyone was diligently reporting all their income from these sources before, right?
(because, if so, then no biggie, right?)

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:16:51am

It’s not a good time to be Rudy Giuliani…

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:22:54am

re: #88 darthstar

It’s not a good time to be Rudy Giuliani…

Just a thought, but discovery / disclosure / leak of docs timed to create enough disarray in the hopes of hampering a response to a Russian Fed invasion?

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:25:22am

re: #87 Dangerman

I Venmo the doggy daycare every week as a ‘personal friend’ so they don’t get charged a business fee by Venmo. The dog groomer actually registered herself as a business to get the tip feature - I had been just adding it on before. I still write checks to my housekeeper and gardener.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:37:39am

re: #89 Teukka

Just a thought, but discovery / disclosure / leak of docs timed to create enough disarray in the hopes of hampering a response to a Russian Fed invasion?

I can see a limited Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine to support separatists there, with Putin denyig its even happening, but I have serious doubts that Russia has the military capacity to conquer and control a nation as huge as Ukraine.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:38:38am

re: #90 darthstar

I Venmo the doggy daycare every week as a ‘personal friend’ so they don’t get charged a business fee by Venmo. The dog groomer actually registered herself as a business to get the tip feature - I had been just adding it on before. I still write checks to my housekeeper and gardener.

no one complains about getting a w-2 or a 1099 for interest on your bank account. we’re used to those.

if your w-2 gets lost in the mail and you dont receive it, youre still supposed to report the exact same salary and deductions

same if your bank’s 1099 gets lost. you still report the interest income

service 1099’s are not any different….except

scads of people and businesses - and we all know this - were not reporting all their income and now they’re pissed that they’ll have to

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:40:49am

re: #91 No Malarkey!

I can see a limited Russian incursion into eastern Ukraine to support separatists there, with Putin denyig its even happening, but I have serious doubts that Russia has the military capacity to conquer and control a nation as huge as Ukraine.

again, it is all about bringing Ukraine back into its sphere of political and economic interest/control.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:41:24am

He fucked around and found out.

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Nojay UK  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:43:47am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which is also why it rankles them to see NATO bucking right up against their borders.

The Ukrainian border is 300 tank-track miles from downtown Moscow. The Russians are perfectly aware what happens when Western military forces get within sight of Moscow. It’s like a giant Roach Motel, they just can’t help themselves.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:45:49am

re: #94 No Malarkey!

He fucked around and found out.

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“identified the Capitol building as the White House.”

Sir, this isn’t an Arby’s.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:47:03am

re: #94 No Malarkey!

More “economic anxiety”.

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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:47:06am

Unfu…. totally fucking believable. NRO claims Biden isn’t up to being president.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:47:17am

re: #95 Nojay UK

The Ukrainian border is 300 tank-track miles from downtown Moscow. The Russians are perfectly aware what happens when Western military forces get within sight of Moscow. It’s like a giant Roach Motel, they just can’t help themselves.

They do have a historical case there: Poland, Sweden, France, Germany, etc…

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John Hughes  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:48:25am

re: #69 Hecuba’s daughter

How are there only 6121 words of length 5?

That all the 5 letter ascii-only words there are in /usr/share/dict/words, the word list I had on hand. Good enough so far.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:49:20am

re: #98 lawhawk

Biden’s speech pattern is a lifelong stutter and thinking carefully about what he wants to say. Right wing lunatics think that’s a sign of mental impairment.

Ignore this crap.

Handicaps seen are a sign of weakness, also draws on a primitive notion that they are a sign of moral shortcomings: God is punishing the child or the parents…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:49:32am

re: #94 No Malarkey!

He fucked around and found out.

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Another example of how this “insurrection” and Trump (and GOP) support in general has little to do with real economic anxiety. The Trumpers I know are racist AF, even if they deny it. It is the fear of losing white privilege that motivates them, the fear of people who don’t look like them getting power.

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Nojay UK  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:50:12am

re: #84 Dangerman

and it’s becoming clearer why this and similar scams work

there’s an awful lot of horse paste eaters out there

It only needs one recipient in a million to fall for a given scam for it to make the scammers a shitload of cash. You may recall the hacked Twitter scam a little while back, where “Bill Gates” promised to double someone’s payment of Bitcoin — send Bill a thousand bucks worth of Bitcoin and he’d sent back two thousand dollars worth.

There were enough stupid people with Bitcoin burning a hole in their pocket that over five hundred suckers fell for that particular scam. Sure, five hundred million people who saw this scam ignored it, the scammers still made a cool half-million from the edge-cases.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:50:59am

Good morning!

Wordle 209 4/6

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:52:47am

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Handicaps seen are a sign of weakness, also draws on a primitive notion that they are a sign of moral shortcomings: God is punishing the child or the parents…

How do these assholes feel about Madison Cawthorne or Greg Abbott?

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:54:43am

re: #102 Hecuba’s daughter

Another example of how this “insurrection” and Trump (and GOP) support in general has little to do with real economic anxiety. The Trumpers I know are racist AF, even if they deny it. It is the fear of losing white privilege that motivates them, the fear of people who don’t look like them getting power.

Notice the wording…
“forced” him to sell his home
“deprived” him of income etc

third partied like none of it was his own fault

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:55:25am

re: #102 Hecuba’s daughter

Another example of how this “insurrection” and Trump (and GOP) support in general has little to do with real economic anxiety. The Trumpers I know are racist AF, even if they deny it. It is the fear of losing white privilege that motivates them, the fear of people who don’t look like them getting power.

I started to read Hillbilly Elegy and I recalled the Appalachian influx into our northern Industrial town.

This was at the height of the Golden Age of the American Worker: a steel roller like my dad could afford to let my mom stay home in our three-bedroom house, with a mid-sized Ford in the garage, and could still put us through (state) college, etc.

And even back then, many of the white folks in our neighborhood were terribly racist and convinced that the more that those n*****s, had, the less there was left for “their own people”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:56:34am

re: #105 Punish Domestic Terrorists

How do these assholes feel about Madison Cawthorne or Greg Abbott?

do not expect them to be consistent in whom they choose to attack and/or support

Also, Abbott and Cawthorne are handicapped due to accidents, (which were obviously not caused by God).

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:57:02am

re: #97 GlutenFreeJesus

More “economic anxiety”.

He didn’t have economic anxiety until his wife took the kids and he had to sell the house to pay his legal fees…but he’ll be able to practice medicine again…in Texas.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:57:24am

re: #105 Punish Domestic Terrorists

How do these assholes feel about Madison Cawthorne or Greg Abbott?

Or the oaf keeper who shot his own eye out

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Nojay UK  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:58:22am

re: #99 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They do have a historical case there: Poland, Sweden, France, Germany, etc…

Don’t forget America and the United Kingdom along with a number of other countries such as Italy and Greece — one of Britain’s top regiments has the battle honour “Arkhangelsk 1920” on their colours. The Russians still have a captured British tank on display there.

There was also the abortive Japanese invasion (from the East this time) in 1936 but it was not really aimed at Moscow, more at grabbing off big chunks of Siberia.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:58:42am

re: #110 Dangerman

Or the oaf keeper who shot his own eye out

I believe his name is Ralphie.
/

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 6:58:47am

“This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”
— Admiral Josh Painter, “The Hunt for Red October”

Visby Harbor, Gotland. Today [Sauce]
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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:09:46am

re: #113 Teukka

“This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.”
— Admiral Josh Painter, “The Hunt for Red October”

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Swedish CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. 6 dismounts and a 40mm Bofors main armament. If I were a general, I’d not care to have my troops be the ones finding out just how well trained and disciplined the Swedish Armed Forces are.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:12:09am

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They just want to have these former Russian provinces as part of their political/economic sphere of influence, they need not necessarily invade and conquer them.

Which is also why it rankles them to see NATO bucking right up against their borders.

Countries are thinking of joining NATO specifically because of the way Russia is acting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:13:19am

re: #115 Belafon

Countries are thinking of joining NATO specifically because of the way Russia is acting.

Just like Polish aggression against the radio station in Gleiwicz provoked the German invasion…

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:13:27am

re: #115 Belafon

Countries are thinking of joining NATO specifically because of the way Russia is acting.

Yeah, like, if you don’t, don’t wave your G-ddamned dick around like a drunk in the town square…

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:14:49am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just like Polish aggression against the radio station in Gleiwicz provoked the German invasion…

Yeah. Right. *cough* Shelling of Mainila *cough*

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:19:27am

re: #84 Dangerman

just got a text message

Netflix: ‘please update your information to keep watching”
with a link

yeah right.
i know what it is

and it’s becoming clearer why this and similar scams work

there’s an awful lot of horse paste eaters out there

Got that text yesterday. Didn’t respond, and guess what, Netflix is working just fine

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:19:42am

Took me 5 today

Wordle 209 5/6

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:22:28am

re: #117 Teukka

Yeah, like, if you don’t, don’t wave your G-ddamned dick around like a drunk in the town square…

I didn’t know that was frowned upon. I’ll change my plans for Saturday night.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:24:51am

re: #67 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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mmmirele  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:26:07am

I’m sick and disoriented, should by rights just be laying flat in bed, but I’m having to worry about whether I can find a replacement for my on-call. Which, if anyone thinks even a little bit about, they’d realize they don’t want a person who is having trouble seeing straight actually representing our team when there’s a major issue. But still I have to drag myself out of bed and try to find someone. Jeez.

And why are we talking about the Swedish Defense Forces? Is Russia saber-rattling near Finland? Don’t answer that, I’ll catch up when I feel better.

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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:28:56am

re: #119 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Got that text yesterday. Didn’t respond, and guess what, Netflix is working just fine

I got one yesterday and I don’t even subscribe to Netflix, so that one was easy to ignore.

Anyone been getting these fancy new spam calls that actually address you by name? I actually thought it was a real call the first time, because they actually stop the spiel and wait for a response before continuing. When I tried to interrupt the ‘caller’ and tell ‘her’ I wasn’t interested ‘she just kept going.

Second time I didn’t say anything to see how it would react. Shorter pauses in between recorded bits.

If I get one today I’m half tempted to let it play through to get to a live person and compliment them on their clever spam. But I’ll probably just hang up again.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:30:59am

re: #117 Teukka

Yeah, like, if you don’t, don’t wave your G-ddamned dick around like a drunk in the town square…

Russia has nothing else to attract attention or inspire admiration or fear. It’s a failed state with a large army and a lot of nukes. China is an economic powerhouse with some very serious structural flaws, but what does Russia have, other than raw materials? It has an educated workforce, unable to produce sufficient quantities of goods and services to provide its people with a decent lifestyle.

It’s being ravaged by COVID, which it handles the Florida way, by concealing the true data, though it finally appears to be acknowledging the existence of omicron by a slowly rising case count. Its COVID vaccine has not been approved by WHO, while both Beijing and India have 2 vaccines that meet WHO standards.

If Russia didn’t rattle its sabers, it would be totally ignored on the world stage. That said, Austria-Hungary was a failed state too when it took the measures that initiated WWI.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:37:47am

re: #123 mmmirele

I’m sick and disoriented, should by rights just be laying flat in bed, but I’m having to worry about whether I can find a replacement for my on-call. Which, if anyone thinks even a little bit about, they’d realize they don’t want a person who is having trouble seeing straight actually representing our team when there’s a major issue. But still I have to drag myself out of bed and try to find someone. Jeez.

And why are we talking about the Swedish Defense Forces? Is Russia saber-rattling near Finland? Don’t answer that, I’ll catch up when I feel better.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:37:54am

On this afternoon’s All Things Considered (NPR), there will be a story about worldwide Wordle. Apparently, there are now variants in multiple languages.

This is what happens when you let a virus spread without any attempt to counteract it. /

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:38:40am

re: #105 Punish Domestic Terrorists

How do these assholes feel about Madison Cawthorne or Greg Abbott?

Easy.

Both of them are considered blameless. We as a society put some disabled people on a pedestal, if they aren’t “at fault” for their own condition.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:39:35am

re: #119 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Got that text yesterday. Didn’t respond, and guess what, Netflix is working just fine

I got it to. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who are easy to scam.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:39:42am

re: #119 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Got that text yesterday. Didn’t respond, and guess what, Netflix is working just fine

When I’m not in a super hurry, I go find the phishing email addresses for the companies and forward those emails. I do it for Netflix, PayPal, and Capital One, and I don’t even have an account with the last one.

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:40:30am
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Nojay UK  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:42:10am

re: #125 Hecuba’s daughter

but what does Russia have, other than raw materials?

It has raw materials, especially gas. Europe is going through a now-typical winter of gas shortages and soaring prices and Russian gas is what is keeping Europe from freezing to death in the dark. The native European gas production facilities like the North Sea and Groningen in Holland are gradually turning off the taps, having drained their reserves to pay for fifty years of prosperity and the Russians, frankly, have us over a barrel-slash-pipeline for our energy needs.

I sometimes think that the big renewables propaganda effort in Western Europe over the past few decades was a plot by Moscow to ensure our future dependency on their gas supplies.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:42:59am

re: #12 Citizen K

Basically, Manchin and Sinema have made it impossible for Biden to get anything done without a 60 seat Democratic majority. Republicans get what they want no matter which party is in power.

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mmmirele  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:44:38am

Long thread about the safety of gas stoves in homes.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:44:59am

Speaking of Netflix and other streaming services…has anyone else watched Tales from the Loop? I watched the first two episodes and it seems promising. I also started an Aussie cop show: Dead Lucky - just one season and only about 4 episodes - but pretty well done.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:51:48am

Laughed at the Cruz—>Carlson link.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:55:44am

re: #133 Patricia Kayden

Basically, Manchin and Sinema have made it impossible for Biden to get anything done without a 60 seat Democratic majority. Republicans get what they want no matter which party is in power.

He got the American Rescue Plan and the hard Infrastructure plan. He doesn’t need a 60 seat majority — he needs only 2 real Democrats to get things through. He is getting judges approved. Remember: Republicans wanted to repeal the ACA and they failed. It’s just that Democrats aren’t as successful at messaging as Republicans.

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:56:11am

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:56:12am

re: #136 darthstar

Remember the guy in Immortals who had his balls crushed by Hyperion so that he couldn’t reproduce? That’s the thought that popped into my head reading what Graham said.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:56:25am

re: #136 darthstar

Trump is good at dominating a clusterf*ck, which pretty much sums up both his Presidential policies as well as his current political strategy

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mmmirele  Jan 14, 2022 • 7:57:16am

Rant behind button.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:00:49am

re: #128 Sherlock Hound

Easy.

Both of them are considered blameless. We as a society put some disabled people on a pedestal, if they aren’t “at fault” for their own condition.

doesnt explain eye-patch guy

re: #110 Dangerman

Or the oaf keeper who shot his own eye out

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:02:00am

re: #142 Dangerman

doesnt explain eye-patch guy

again, don’t expect consistency in those they praise and those they criticize.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:02:04am

re: #131 gocart mozart

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it is not “historical inaccuracy”

it’s incompetence

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:02:14am

re: #142 Dangerman

It’s not the disability; it’s the political status. Rs ok, Ds not.

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:03:46am
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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:04:36am
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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:05:43am
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:08:00am
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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:08:59am

re: #148 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

all they’ve done is ‘fuck around’
they havent ‘found out’ yet

personal responsibility is karma

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:10:21am

re: #141 mmmirele

DdnHxtUUY+B5AWg9IwFM2T22hlGSFRpBAzqScMZuZ7DDFpFpxS4FD6PL4RRuc+yX+gqy/+13n1WTHFBUI2uO170/rSUCT4HHBj8oW+M4Vm2pMS5EdQLC50PNpzmjII9DE/Zwn8OVRyFNBGK6QnJD29PJIihbe9uwIsGIFEmlJQyYFu2B4wmP/7HQuovdnXay5XwfWx5/NPfRsnDDbtq87hRnJo5zI9Acl/RNq6/Qfu67nGe9VCofBs7d8hSDivkxR/6PS4LAvIjvNnqcbGTU1aTRZ+srzoM2Uz9Ngd1hv/nO4BZHU6/Wm9EbF0N6ZAwlNA8/8rp6pdJodcWoFVU82fZgELVwCxP9nA6r8A+hcquxGwTQuFXvx/ctWQfdwvd8

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:11:45am

re: #144 Dangerman

it is not “historical inaccuracy”

it’s incompetence

[Embedded content]

This really shows what level of stupidity is behind the anti CRT whitewashing of school history curricula

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:13:07am

re: #152 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This really shows what level of stupidity is behind the anti CRT whitewashing of school history curricula

The racist white people who can’t handle reality in their history or news are not the best and brightest white people.

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:16:52am

re: #141 mmmirele

Od/ssL8uJ6VjyeuwZRM15TsLbpeAfxSKxrrdSXYhUdepeD6TEkJWOyVQoXcoMk3d/fEInzN5mquuwdLtqgzH+6mNCVpg+J0tbu4Ve1eqp4+YiHjF8oAdtHsONTTb75lWe9Ifd3CGd0zr2WFgh8/+oiCxKxmfLNNoSQ1FPuS/1Nga2DAeQ0xzk87BLH9GwPsyGuVFA2oTO8qhaleRymaHf4vufbBrtmKGm148+nN8+1eg009lR3BMfFgwYDT//61EZefS+QYO+aEE2n7W5kZDjBFyX509mU/C

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darthstar  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:17:12am

dog walk time

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:17:28am

re: #146 gocart mozart

From a purely musical point of view, it is some solid stuff

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:19:12am

re: #154 darthstar

Ii3yQQKErX5Npn9yIPFuOYFDzjpjW6soLodeRTm3mvwycuG6a0VQjg==

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:20:07am

re: #153 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The racist white people who can’t handle reality in their history or news are not the best and brightest white people.

These are names and concepts from sixth-grade history class…

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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:23:11am

re: #146 gocart mozart

Aw, man, I wanted to hear his kickin’ solo!

//

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:29:34am

re: #158 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

These are names and concepts from sixth-grade history class…

i am now forced to rethink this in bizarro terms

could this have been deliberate?

now lincoln is debating a ‘pro slavery’ black Douglass instead of a white Douglas

these people dont care about details, truth, facts, dates etc anyway - like that Douglass didnt run for president

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:29:59am

Dunno what to make of this :(

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Thanos  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:35:54am

If you watched “Justified” here’s something you might be interested in:
deadline.com

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:37:57am
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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:38:17am

re: #162 Thanos

If you watched “Justified” here’s something you might be interested in:
deadline.com

Very cool. I loved that show.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:40:29am

re: #163 gocart mozart

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:42:47am
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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:42:56am

re: #160 Dangerman

i am now forced to rethink this in bizarro terms

could this have been deliberate?

now lincoln is debating a ‘pro slavery’ black Douglass instead of a white Douglas

these people dont care about details, truth, facts, dates etc anyway - like that Douglass didnt run for president

Douglass is getting more and more recognized. (for things he didn’t do, but that is Trump level intellects for ya!)

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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:45:49am

Fox Nation contacts Lincoln assassination expert to appear on one of their crazy-ass conspiracy shows. Lincoln expert takes aim and delivers a perfect refusal.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:46:26am

re: #160 Dangerman

i am now forced to rethink this in bizarro terms

could this have been deliberate?

now lincoln is debating a ‘pro slavery’ black Douglass instead of a white Douglas

these people dont care about details, truth, facts, dates etc anyway - like that Douglass didnt run for president

Not deliberate — just an example of the total ignorance of the GOP. They probably never heard of Stephen Douglas. Frederick Douglass is the only historical “Douglas” whose name is familiar to them.

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Thanos  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:47:57am

re: #164 makeitstop

Very cool. I loved that show.

The coolness of it was the ability to actually pull it of in Elmore Leonard style, I do hope that they continue that.

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:48:35am

re: #166 Teukka

Also, reminder of this type of convoy is that YOU KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE CONVOY and that YOU DO NOT BREAK THE CONVOY.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:49:55am

re: #128 Sherlock Hound

Easy.

Both of them are considered blameless. We as a society put some disabled people on a pedestal, if they aren’t “at fault” for their own condition.

Mental illness / brain malfunction and generic conditions are all the owners fault — more of that biblical crap and protestant work ethic bullshit.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:50:59am

re: #171 Teukka

Also, reminder of this type of convoy is that YOU KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE CONVOY and that YOU DO NOT BREAK THE CONVOY.

I’m pretty sure I’m far enough away.

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Thanos  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:51:48am

There’s also this for Julia Garner fans, a new Netflix series coming from Shonda Rhimes in Feb:

Inventing Anna | Official Trailer | Netflix

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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:53:43am

re: #170 Thanos

The coolness of it was the ability to actually pull it of in Elmore Leonard style, I do hope that they continue that.

I’m hopeful. They set the bar very high with the original, and I’d like to think that everyone involved would want to maintain that standard.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:54:19am
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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:54:33am

re: #173 Belafon

I’m pretty sure I’m far enough away.

Yeah, but my gut says that this convoy is moving in anger, which means that doing the above is very ill advised.

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:56:15am
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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 8:56:49am

re: #169 Hecuba’s daughter

Not deliberate — just an example of the total ignorance of the GOP. They probably never heard of Stephen Douglas. Frederick Douglass is the only historical “Douglas” whose name is familiar to them.

of course you’re right
“these are not very bright guys…” - Deep Throat

sometimes i game it out anyway, just to reassure myself

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ericblair  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:01:15am

re: #169 Hecuba’s daughter

Not deliberate — just an example of the total ignorance of the GOP. They probably never heard of Stephen Douglas. Frederick Douglass is the only historical “Douglas” whose name is familiar to them.

VS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:01:20am

re: #160 Dangerman

i am now forced to rethink this in bizarro terms

could this have been deliberate?

now lincoln is debating a ‘pro slavery’ black Douglass instead of a white Douglas

these people dont care about details, truth, facts, dates etc anyway - like that Douglass didnt run for president

No, this is some grandstanding nitwit who vaguely remembers the names and the debates from high school history class and could be bothered to double-check

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Citizen K  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:05:35am

re: #137 Hecuba’s daughter

He got the American Rescue Plan and the hard Infrastructure plan. He doesn’t need a 60 seat majority — he needs only 2 real Democrats to get things through. He is getting judges approved. Remember: Republicans wanted to repeal the ACA and they failed. It’s just that Democrats aren’t as successful at messaging as Republicans.

How much of that lack of success in messaging is media laying blame of GOP intransigence at Dem fee and reporting every little thing as somehow Bad News For Dems, even with actual messaging apparatuses working to promote the Dem side of things? Kind of hard to have successful messaging when the outlets for it insist on exclusively allowing the GOP to frame everything.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:06:29am

Lincoln Log vs Douglas Fir debates…

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jeffreyw  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:09:18am

re: #183 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lincoln Log vs Douglas Fir debates…

I’m pretty sure that was Douglas Fur, a bigwig at the Hudson Bay Company. He was, IIRC, a trader.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:10:23am

I have got to start grifting social media millionaires.

Internet personality, boxer, and Pokémon fan Logan Paul made news last month after spending $3.5 million dollars on a box of supposedly “sealed & authenticated” first-edition Pokémon cards. However, shortly after announcing his purchase, many in the Pokémon card community pointed out that the box was probably fake. In response, Paul headed to Chicago to check the cards, and today he announced that, yup, it was all fake. Paul spent all that money on boxes of G.I. Joe cards. *Insert Sad trumpet.mp3 here*

Oh No: Logan Paul’s $3.5 Million Box Of ‘Pokémon’ Cards Was Just Old G.I. Joe Junk (Kotaku)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:15:26am

AGH. Are you freaking kidding me?!

Wordle 209 X/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:15:49am

Did pretty good today: good stab at #2: would have had it in 3 but for choosing the wrong one (out of two) letter for the last one.

Wordle 209 4/6

🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟨⬜🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩

ETA: As, I see, did re: #24 darthstar

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:16:25am
A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, on two counts of perjury and making false statements on mortgage applications that she allegedly used toward the purchase of two vacation properties in Florida, according to a case unsealed Thursday.

Mosby gained national prominence after filing charges against the six officers who arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray in 2015. His death while in police custody led to several days of protests and at times violent unrest in Baltimore. None of the officers were eventually convicted on the charges.

MORE: Top prosecutor receives a racist voicemail, posts it on social media
The indictment alleges Mosby lied on federal loan applications, including one where she asserted she experienced “adverse financial consequences” in her position as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while prosecutors say her gross salary of nearly $250,000 was never reduced in 2020. In fact, the indictment says Mosby’s gross salary increased by nearly $10,000 between 2019 and 2020.

As a result of her relief application, Mosby received $36,000, which she used “toward a down payment for a vacation home in Kissimmee Florida” that she purchased in September 2020.

Top prosecutor indicted for allegedly lying about COVID financial hardships (ABC News via MSN)

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:20:47am

I’m grateful today I don’t game……

Any game. Just no interest.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:21:53am
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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:24:54am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:26:10am

re: #189 Dave In Austin

I’m grateful today I don’t game……

Any game. Just no interest.

I spend a lot of time at spider solitaire.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:26:16am

From way way way downstairs (damn work! keeping me from enjoying life! :-)

re: #159 ipsos

Words that Wordle will let you put in as guesses, but which will never actually be right answers. They can still help you get closer to the right answer, I guess.

Does this count against your 6 tries?

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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:27:13am

re: #171 Teukka

Also, reminder of this type of convoy is that YOU KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE CONVOY and that YOU DO NOT BREAK THE CONVOY.

heh. When I was stationed in Germany and REFORGER 84 was going on we’d have convoys of our 55-ton M-60A3’s going down the Autobahn at all of 50 kmph (downhill with a tailwind) while the Germans in their autos would weave in and out of the convoys at 150+ kmph. The accidents, when they happened (and oh they did), were spectacular in their gruesomeness.

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makeitstop  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:27:15am

Someone has seen the writing on the wall. Bernie Kerik, come on down!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:27:50am

re: #27 John Hughes

Wordle doesn’t think “LATIN” is a word.

Wordle doesn’t think Asian is a word either. Maybe it’s proper nouns like Scrabble?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:31:19am

re: #187 Jay C

Did pretty good today: good stab at #2: would have had it in 3 but for choosing the wrong (out of two) letter for the last one.

Wordle 209 4/6

🟨⬜🟨⬜⬜
🟨⬜🟨🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I don’t know what any of this is, but I suspect you all of being Soviet spies posting codes.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:33:10am

re: #196 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wordle doesn’t think Asian is a word either. Maybe it’s proper nouns like Scrabble?

I’m sure that’s it, just like Scrabble. Have to say what I like best about this is that it’s only one word per day so I can’t get sucked into wasting hours like playing Word Trip or Freecell. Being a retiree during a pandemic can leave me with hours of spare time.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:34:12am

re: #197 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I don’t know what any of this is, but I suspect you all of being Soviet spies posting codes.

He’s on to us.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:36:06am

In today’s “I fucked around and now I’m finding out”, one of the Oaf Keepers apparently decided he was going to play the “reverse psychology Natasha Romanoff” card…

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:40:46am

re: #160 Dangerman

i am now forced to rethink this in bizarro terms

could this have been deliberate?

now lincoln is debating a ‘pro slavery’ black Douglass instead of a white Douglas

these people dont care about details, truth, facts, dates etc anyway - like that Douglass didnt run for president

But did he run for the Senate? That’s what I want to know. 🤔

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:41:29am

re: #197 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I don’t know what any of this is, but I suspect you all of being Soviet spies posting codes.

SHHHHHH!
Ix-nay on the eye-spay uff-stay…..!!!!

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:41:42am

Yay

Wordle 209 4/6

⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟩🟨⬜🟨
⬜🟩🟩🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:42:02am

re: #136 darthstar

That’s some chart. All these people are f’in nuts.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:44:14am

re: #196 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Wordle doesn’t think Asian is a word either. Maybe it’s proper nouns like Scrabble?

mrsdm plays wordlink, for years

it accepts many words we never heard of and dont show up in a google search
and it doesnt accept many obvious words
then it takes programming language commands that clearly arent otherwise words
and many foreign words that arent ‘shared’ into English. They are just foreign.

when she gets frustrated and finally gets one of these and screams, i remind her that these are not scrabble rules (no proper names). or any specific dictionary rules either.

someone made up a game
they picked a dictionary for reference. they update it or they dont.

it doesnt have to be logical or consistent, unless the developer states it in the rules (maybe even then)

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:45:00am

re: #197 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I don’t know what any of this is, but I suspect you all of being Soviet spies posting codes.

Nyet … I mean, No we are not. And I’ll bet you 30000$ on it.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:45:13am

re: #163 gocart mozart

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:45:58am

“Many will tonight see the Swedish Armed Forces out in volume on Swedish roads. Remember - do not post photos on social media, even if there are traffic announcements. The Kremlin does not need to get details about the number of vehicles and type of vehicles, etc. They can get it themselves, you do not need to help.”

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:46:04am

Brit Hume doubles down on the stupid:

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:48:00am

re: #208 Teukka

“Many will tonight see the Swedish Armed Forces out in volume on Swedish roads. Remember - do not post photos on social media, even if there are traffic announcements. The Kremlin does not need to get details about the number of vehicles and type of vehicles, etc. They can get it themselves, you do not need to help.”

[Embedded content]

Thanks for the translation: but what’s with the Swedish arm grabbing the seagull???

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ipsos  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:49:16am

re: #193 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

From way way way downstairs (damn work! keeping me from enjoying life! :-)

Does this count against your 6 tries?

It does!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:50:54am

re: #176 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Kinda what my Wordle looks like some days. :-D

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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:51:00am

re: #210 Jay C

Thanks for the translation: but what’s with the Swedish arm grabbing the seagull???

Swedish word play. Trut can mean seagull, but it can also refer to the mouth. “Håll truten” means basically “shut up”. So the Swedish arm is “håller truten” (Holding ones mouth, or word playish, holding the seagull…)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:51:09am

re: #200 Dopamine Fish

In today’s “I fucked around and now I’m finding out”, one of the Oaf Keepers apparently decided he was going to play the “reverse psychology Natasha Romanoff” card…

LOL

tweet silence ever since

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:51:45am

re: #208 Teukka

“Many will tonight see the Swedish Armed Forces out in volume on Swedish roads. Remember - do not post photos on social media, even if there are traffic announcements. The Kremlin does not need to get details about the number of vehicles and type of vehicles, etc. They can get it themselves, you do not need to help.”

Loose lips sink lutefisks!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:51:54am

re: #198 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m sure that’s it, just like Scrabble. Have to say what I like best about this is that it’s only one word per day so I can’t get sucked into wasting hours like playing Word Trip or Freecell. Being a retiree during a pandemic can leave me with hours of spare time.

I don’t know about you, but yesterday, I spent hours on that one bloody word. Hours. I, too, am glad that it’s only one word per day but it’s still a huge amount of time when you just cannot get it.

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:52:25am

re: #213 Teukka

‘Hold the seagull’ is a good one to remember.

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ckkatz  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:53:12am

Well, the situation regarding Ukraine is heating up.

Remember that Putin was a major ally of tfg. Things play out slower irl foreign relations than in video games.

The Russian government has sent operatives into eastern Ukraine in preparation for potential sabotage operations that would serve as a pretext for invasion, the Biden administration said Friday.

“We have information that indicates Russia has already prepositioned a group of operatives to conduct a false-flag operation in eastern Ukraine,” a U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity under ground rules established by the Biden administration, said in an email. “The operatives are trained in urban warfare and in using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia’s own proxy-forces.”
*snip*

Russia planning potential sabotage operations in Ukraine, U.S. says
washingtonpost.com

KYIV — Ukraine reported a “massive cyberattack” on government websites Friday that exposed its vulnerabilities amid a deepening crisis with Russia and left experts puzzling over the ominous message left by the hackers: “Be afraid and expect the worst.”

Ukraine officials said it was too early to say who was behind the hack, but noted Russia had been behind similar attacks before. Analysts said the attack may be the work of nonstate agents, noting that the defacing government websites was not a sweeping or sophisticated hacking operation.
*snip*

Ukraine’s official websites hit by sweeping cyberhack amid high tensions with Russia
washingtonpost.com

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:54:21am

re: #217 jaunte

‘Hold the seagull’ is a good one to remember.

paging the Mills Brothers…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:54:43am

re: #211 ipsos

It does!

So…what’s the point then?

I have to go back to work. Again. (deep sigh) I will check back later.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:55:51am
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jaunte  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:56:26am

Thread on old Trump tweets at the time the forged elector documents were sent in:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:56:28am

Oh, before I go…COVID can make your dick shrink. Bye.

newsweek.com

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:56:31am
“When the future judges our political present, it will stand in appalled, slack-jawed amazement at the willingness of GOP leaders to endanger the lives of their constituents — not just the interests of their constituents, but their lungs and beating hearts — in pursuit of personal power and ideological fantasies.”

wapo

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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:57:06am

re: #197 Punish Domestic Terrorists

I don’t know what any of this is, but I suspect you all of being Soviet spies posting codes.

I have no idea what you’re talking about Tovarisch… ;)

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2022 • 9:59:14am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:00:03am
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Teukka  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:00:39am

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:02:23am

Update on fish-in-laws:

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:10:51am

re: #218 ckkatz

Well, the situation regarding Ukraine is heating up.

Remember that Putin was a major ally of tfg. Things play out slower irl foreign relations than in video games.

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We need to accelerate the switch out of fossil fuels so first world democracies are no longer held hostage to autocratic oil states like Russia, the shiekdoms of the MidEast, Texas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:14:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:15:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:17:00am
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aatharuv  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:18:21am

re: #2 Dave In Austin

Is that a cross around her neck?

I thought she was the first atheist in the Senate.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:18:26am
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aatharuv  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:19:21am

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

Obviously, since they’re the same, he should add the Socialist, Communist, Green votes to the Democratic totals…. *snark*

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ckkatz  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:20:24am

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course, Massie has a Congressional office which is not affected by the DC (municipal) regulations.

So, yes, Massie is bullsh*tting.

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Dangerman  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:21:13am

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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:27:18am

re: #234 aatharuv

Is that a cross around her neck?

I thought she was the first atheist in the Senate.

Right up until it was worth more money not to be. Tells you everything you need to know about her.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:27:44am

re: #229 Dopamine Fish

Sigh

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ckkatz  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:28:14am

re: #47 Shropshire Slasher

Yup! If you live on the West Coast and are missing a package, it may not be coming. Here is the twitter thread of the CBS2 photographer who went out to the rail yard:

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:29:01am

How NPR’s Steve Inskeep cracked the code for interviewing Trump
The veteran host used a ‘truth sandwich’ approach to counter the former president’s election lies
Margaret Sullivan
washingtonpost.com

Too many interviews make the newsmaker “the narrator of the story,” he explained — and particularly in these political times, “sometimes they are unreliable narrators.”
Presenting these conversations as raw Q&A’s means that the public is deprived of the necessary context. Deprived, too often, of truth. “You need extra voices, extra facts, extra context,” Inskeep said.
As the first snippets of the recorded interview were played for listeners just after 5 a.m. Wednesday, some essential context came in the form of an introductory dialogue between Inskeep and co-host Rachel Martin. At one point, Inskeep bluntly characterized his conversation with Trump with this straightforward observation: “He repeated his lies a lot.”
Crucially, NPR had chosen not to rush the long-awaited interview onto the airwaves, giving Inskeep and his team time to produce the segment smartly, with all the necessary background. “There’s almost no story that isn’t improved by holding it for a day,” Inskeep said. That isn’t always possible of course — sometimes the news won’t wait. But in this case, the extra time paid off.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:33:34am

re: #242 retired cynic

How NPR’s Steve Inskeep cracked the code for interviewing Trump
The veteran host used a ‘truth sandwich’ approach to counter the former president’s election lies
Margaret Sullivan
washingtonpost.com

If every Democrat gave NPR $5/year, they could ditch all of their corporate sponsors and produce stuff like this constantly.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:34:37am

re: #142 Dangerman

doesnt explain eye-patch guy

Jean LePen is also one-eyed. He insisted for years that he lost his sight in a brawl at a demonstration.

The real story was a lot more mundane.

He was hit in the eye while using a can opener in his kitchen. It irreparably detached his retina.

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IngisKahn  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:35:35am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

AGH. Are you freaking kidding me?!

Wordle 209 X/6

🟩⬜⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩
🟩🟩⬜⬜🟩

When you get a couple letters and have no clue what the rest should be, a good strategy is to choose a word you know is incorrect but has many unused common letters to help narrow it down.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:38:36am

re: #245 IngisKahn

When you get a couple letters and have no clue what the rest should be, a good strategy is to choose a word you know is incorrect but has many unused common letters to help narrow it down.

I’ll do that even earlier, depending on the results for the 1st word. For the second word, I’ll select one that has nothing in common with the first word.

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2022 • 10:47:04am

re: #243 Belafon

If every Democrat gave NPR $5/year, they could ditch all of their corporate sponsors and produce stuff like this constantly.

I am a monthly donor.

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danarchy  Jan 14, 2022 • 11:16:40am

re: #48 Dopamine Fish

What the fuck is this shit? This has literally NOTHING to do with President Biden whatsoever. He’s not forcing any of these companies to start cracking down on people.

It was actually a provision in the American Rescue plan that reduced the 1099K reporting threshold to $600. So he sort of had a lot to do with it.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 14, 2022 • 11:22:11am


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