Matteo Mancuso: “Past Language” (Guitar Solo)

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Here’s a minute of amazement for your evening delectation. Absolutely amazing facility as always.

So my sister Matilde recently wrote a song called “past language”. I’ve had this song in my head for a couple of days and today I finally decided to record a guitar solo on it, because that’s what I do when I like songs 😂, check out the original version here! YouTube

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darthstar  Jan 17, 2022 • 5:47:43pm

Finally getting around to using the board rack on my bike. Went out yesterday and today (with the missus and friends) to play in the water. Biking to the beach (all of 3/4 mile each way) is far more fun than driving - especially when we do it together.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:04:39pm

.

Exodus



..

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:11:59pm

I was almost expecting more Bruce Hornsby tonight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:13:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:16:11pm

I think I said “jesus christ” under my breath at one point in this video.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:26:02pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

I think I said “jesus christ” under my breath at one point in this video.

Yeah, damn.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:26:15pm

He lost the Florida 20th special election 79-19.4
I believe that is the very definition of “lost”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:30:47pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:35:00pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

He lost the Florida 20th special election 79-19.4
I believe that is the very definition of “lost”

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Words. What do they mean? 👀

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:42:50pm
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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:47:26pm

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:51:17pm

It’s going to be a very rough night tonight.
Her moods are all over the place. Paranoia comes and goes. Conversation a series a disjointed words and phrases with no context. Only she can understand the meaning … and, even then, she doesn’t.

She has a face-to-face appointment with her doctor tomorrow. If we can hold it together …

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retired cynic  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:53:24pm

re: #12 A Three Hour Tour

You are in my thoughts!!! Hang on, but ask for help if you need it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:54:06pm

re: #11 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Did your company make healthy profits last year?

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mmmirele  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:54:55pm

Charles, you wrote on the previous thread:

Definitely ungood, but to be fair, this happens to banks, too, all the time, but we’re so accustomed to it now it isn’t even news.

Well, the difference between heavily regulated banks and whatever the hell Crypto dot com is doing is, well, regulation. Someone breaks into your account, there are regulations that govern restitution. My evil too big to fail employer, employs hundreds of people in fraud, from front end people to investigators to developers trying to stay one step ahead of fraudsters. There are regulatorily mandated timetables for obtaining and processing fraud claims, and I can tell you from dealing with those groups on occasion, they know very well what the timetables are and tend to get frantic if one part of their work stream (even calls into the call center) is impaired or down.

I don’t think there’s an appropriate restitution mechanism with Crypto dot com, because they’re really unregulated. The people who have money with Crypto dot com, as opposed to a bank, are almost certainly to be out in the cold. At least with banks, we have the government breathing down our necks.

As for actual *attacks* on bank infrastructure, yeah, there are stupid people out there who try to hammer at whatever front door IP addresses there are, but inevitably the security people get tired of it and send them to the digital equivalent of a black hole. I mean, generally, it’s stupid for these wannabe hackers to try, because there are so many firewalls in the way of getting to a resource. My experience has been that someone internally is more likely to accidentally close a port through a firewall, causing havoc to legitimate customers. I am utterly unfamiliar with whatever Crypto dot com may have done to protect itself from bad agents but I suspect that it’s nowhere near what the average US bank (not even talking about us big guys) has in place.

From Mt. Gox to Quadriga CX and beyond, crypto companies have shown they’re not protecting assets the way financial institutions are required to do. We can argue whether banks would have all this infrastructure in place absent regulation, but Crypto dot com isn’t regulated and isn’t required to have what banks must have.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:57:09pm

Charles, expect some increased twitter activity

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EstebanTornado1963  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:57:34pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 17, 2022 • 6:58:13pm

re: #14 Eclectic Cyborg

Did your company make healthy profits last year?

We’re a not-for-profit health care insurer catering to culinary and casino workers. We didn’t get as wrecked by COVID as we feared, but it sure wasn’t the kind of year where you build your reserves.

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A Cranky One  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:00:49pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:02:50pm

re: #19 A Cranky One

I have questions…

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darthstar  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:03:45pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

I have questions…

Talk to the body…the head’s on the 4th fairway.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:08:49pm

re: #20 Eclectic Cyborg

I have questions…

As I’m sure her psychiatrist does too

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austin_blue  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:10:37pm

re: #19 A Cranky One

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I’m betting this a Manchester (UK) satire site.

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A Cranky One  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:14:19pm

Did you know there is a one piece Lego of TFG?

jalopnik.com

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austin_blue  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:16:44pm

And I’m feeling a little punky tonight, so it’s off for the rack.I think it’s mostly pollen.

Sweet dreams, be nice to each other.

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mmmirele  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:18:32pm

re: #19 A Cranky One

There’s an American writer named Jenny Lawson whose first book featured a cute picture of a taxidermied mouse on its cover, to wit:

And here’s the blog post from 2011 where she went to NYC with her dead mouse to sign a book contract.

thebloggess.com

I’m just saying that there’s at least one person out there I like who does magic with taxidermy. That’s all.

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Dangerman  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:26:27pm

re: #15 mmmirele

Banks also have reserves.
And insurance.

Who’s gonna eat the loss on ‘unauthorized’ crypto ‘withdrawals’

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Captain Magic  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:27:06pm
I’m just saying that there’s at least one person out there I like who does magic with taxidermy. That’s all.

I’ve bookmarked her website.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:31:12pm
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jaunte  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:32:32pm
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A Cranky One  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:35:03pm

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Dangerman  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:36:06pm

welcome to Republican America, where you can drink piss but you can’t teach children that Nazis are bad. what in actual fuck is wrong with these people” - Jeff Tiedrich

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:36:33pm
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Dangerman  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:37:32pm
QAnon followers claim Donald Trump was not at his rally in Arizona on Saturday, but that the person they saw was actually a “body double” or even John F. Kennedy in disguise, Newsweek reports.
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Dangerman  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:37:42pm

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Dangerman  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:37:54pm

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:44:33pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:48:33pm

After an emotionally draining early evening, we got her medicated and tried to settle her down to bed. She started hallucinating the existence of a cute kitty outside the front window.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 17, 2022 • 7:51:23pm

re: #38 A Three Hour Tour

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:09:39pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:21:38pm
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Belafon  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:29:02pm

Thread:

These are my favorite of the thread:

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:48:04pm

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

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I think that red bar will get smaller one way or another.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:49:53pm

from Sky News before and after images of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano.

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retired cynic  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:51:04pm

re: #44 Dread Pirate Ron

from Sky News before and after images of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano.

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what???????

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:56:55pm

re: #44 Dread Pirate Ron

from Sky News before and after images of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano.

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Looking at Google Maps, but I can’t quite find an island that looks like the before image.

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retired cynic  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:57:56pm

I hope to the gods no one was living on it. Just being near that much fallout would be devastating.

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IngisKahn  Jan 17, 2022 • 8:59:12pm

re: #46 Belafon

Looking at Google Maps, but I can’t quite find an island that looks like the before image.

google.com

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:01:06pm

re: #46 Belafon

The ocean erosion probably changes the shape of the island a lot faster than Google maps updates.

The former island.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:01:24pm

re: #45 retired cynic

what???????

From reuters.com:

“The uninhabited volcanic island of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai all but disappeared following the blast, according to satellite images from around 12 hours later. The Pacific archipelago was blanketed in ash and volcanic ash clouds spread to countries thousands of kilometres to the west.”

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retired cynic  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:01:26pm

re: #48 IngisKahn

clicking on the layers shows it like that second photo above.

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IngisKahn  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:01:27pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:02:02pm

re: #46 Belafon

Looking at Google Maps, but I can’t quite find an island that looks like the before image.

Google Earth’s last updated image is 2016. It’s here relative to Tonga.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:02:32pm

forgot image…

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:02:32pm

Just 20 miles from Tonga.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:02:55pm

re: #50 Hecuba’s daughter

From reuters.com:

“The uninhabited volcanic island of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai all but disappeared following the blast, according to satellite images from around 12 hours later. The Pacific archipelago was blanketed in ash and volcanic ash clouds spread to countries thousands of kilometres to the west.”

I’m wondering about the main island.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:07:21pm

An earlier before image from Bing Maps
bing.com

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IngisKahn  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:08:43pm

Google Earth shows that it changed shape a lot, but the east and west islands were there for a long time.

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IngisKahn  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:10:13pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:13:52pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

An earlier before image from Bing Maps
bing.com

OK, this should be more accurate
bing.com

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:18:08pm

I have been looking at the inhabited islands, and there are a lot of Mormon churches on those islands.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:23:30pm

re: #58 IngisKahn

Google Earth shows that it changed shape a lot, but the east and west islands were there for a long time.

Yeah, on Google Earth it looks like a small caldera formed on the western side of the western island in a 2009 image, that wasn’t there in a 2008 image, and in 2014 was no longer visible, but neither was the large caldera between both islands, which is visible in a 2016 image

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 17, 2022 • 9:59:37pm
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JC1  Jan 17, 2022 • 10:02:16pm

Wordle 213 4/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨
🟨🟨⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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RinaX  Jan 17, 2022 • 10:13:13pm

Wordle 213 6/6

⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜
🟨🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
⬜🟨🟨⬜🟩
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Got it on the last try, phew!

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 17, 2022 • 10:15:55pm

re: #64 JC1

Wordle 213 4/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨
🟨🟨⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

It was a real challenge solving this one…

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 17, 2022 • 10:27:50pm


Mask Off

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JC1  Jan 17, 2022 • 10:40:55pm

re: #66 Hecuba’s daughter

Interesting strategy, using a word with completely different letters. I like it

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IngisKahn  Jan 17, 2022 • 11:17:18pm

It lowers your chances of getting the answer in fewer guesses, but can guarantee you get it in 6.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 17, 2022 • 11:18:09pm

LOL, remains at the bottom of the falls. Shocking. Then the story devolves into the land bridge between Asia and America. How did we get here? Dunno, I got lost in this shaggy dog article of click-bait.

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 17, 2022 • 11:30:07pm
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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 18, 2022 • 12:08:26am
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steve_davis  Jan 18, 2022 • 12:52:12am

re: #19 A Cranky One

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10 pounds each, or 2 for 35…..I don’t think this person is quite clear about how volume discounts work.

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sagehen  Jan 18, 2022 • 12:55:09am

somebody posted this thread downstairs, and… it bears repeating.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 1:22:33am

re: #72 Dread Pirate Ron

Funny how the guys who are most dedicated to gutting our public schools are the same guys insisting that schools stay open no matter how bad the pandemic gets.

and even though we have had two years to plan it, nobody is hiring additional teachers & support staff, expanding facilities or installing safety measures, the sort of things that are needed if we want to send our kids back safely.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 18, 2022 • 1:31:54am

Well, that was interesting. A certain manic person locked the bathroom door and slammed it shut after leaving it. I just had to take the doorknob off, figure out how to open the latch, and replace it in the middle of the night while the rest of the household was asleep. Meanwhile, while I was tackling that problem, she took all her mother’s cartons of eggs out of the fridge to make hard-boiled eggs despite an agreement a few minutes earlier to wait until after daybreak.

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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:09:25am

re: #76 A Three Hour Tour

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:15:03am
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jeffreyw  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:26:23am

Good morning!

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:27:44am

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:27:56am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:28:16am

So this is kinda interesting. The last sorryantivaxxer entry, Laura Pepper Allen, has this card that says she is in the no vax (anti vax) control group (sorry, Laura, you’re now in the dead control group).

Anyway, some guy who does investigations into fake websites has a whole page on this which I think is fascinating.

Take a read through it and share your thoughts.

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Teukka  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:28:45am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:37:52am

re: #80 Dangerman

Did the GOP also not suspend the filibuster to confirm Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee?

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 18, 2022 • 3:54:40am

This one took me some effort.

Wordle 213 6/6

⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛
⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛
⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛
⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:01:46am

re: #68 JC1

Interesting strategy, using a word with completely different letters. I like it

I do that when I want to look for several vowels (RADIO) or eliminate consonants (SONIC, PANEL, TRADE, etc., based on a prior entry).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:16:16am

MLK Birthday was another nadir of Arizona politics.

It was put to a referendum and rejected, as a result of which Arizona lost a lot of convention business along with the Fiesta Bowl, and finally reconsidered.

At which point, a friend of mine who worked for a bank was told that to make up for the MLK holiday, they had to work on July 4th…

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:22:01am

re: #34 Dangerman

Oh, good…I was wondering how hard it would be to convince those idiots Trump was alive and secretly running the government from Mar a Lago if he happened to have a stroke and die. The fun thing(when that happens) will be watching candidates claim his continued endorsement to keep the Q vote.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:28:49am

re: #88 darthstar

Oh, good…I was wondering how hard it would be to convince those idiots Trump was alive and secretly running the government from Mar a Lago if he happened to have a stroke and die. The fun thing(when that happens) will be watching candidates claim his continued endorsement to keep the Q vote.

I tell you, we cannot thin the herd fast enough. The gene pool is in serious need of chloritization.

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:29:03am

I was worried on this one because I had three or four more reasonable guesses with the last two letters. Changed my 5th word three times before hitting enter.
Wordle 213 5/6

⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Captain Magic  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:29:48am

UpNorthLive: Members of federally classified hate group arrested for illegal marijuana production

ALPENA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — Two people are charged for illegally producing marijuana for a federally classified hate group.

Tiffany Danielle Williams, 34 of Alpena, formerly of Tennessee, and John Michael Clayton, 33 of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, were arrested on December 13.

According to the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team, Williams and Clayton are associated with the group, Brotherhood Forever, a group closely associated with the Aryan Nation.

Preliminary reports show mature marijuana product and/or the proceeds of its sale were destined for Tennessee in support of the Brotherhood Forever.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:31:31am
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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:32:41am

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Ming5000  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:36:44am

re: #82 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

So this is kinda interesting. The last sorryantivaxxer entry, Laura Pepper Allen, has this card that says she is in the no vax (anti vax) control group (sorry, Laura, you’re now in the dead control group).

Anyway, some guy who does investigations into fake websites has a whole page on this which I think is fascinating.

Interesting read. It fascinates me how odd little things like that card percolate through communities and get traction.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:36:59am

re: #77 William Lewis

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She’s medically compliant, but she hadn’t had an episode in three years time.

They reduced her lithium dosage in early December. When they tested her bloodwork at the end of the month, her lithium levels were on the low end. Then she took that ill-advised trip to Nebraska and got sick, then shortly after returning, she started becoming hypomanic. The Doctor raised her lithium dosage back to its previous prescription, and prescribed lorazepam to help her sleep, and later respiradone, but her system is fighting the meds.

She’s just come off a very stressful semester and it was probably a bad time to reduce her meds in early December. She was supposed to start a new job with new responsibilities this week, along with new classes. A combination of stressors probably contributed in altering her brain’s chemistry. We’ve been in email and phone contact with her current doctor, and they already had a scheduled appointment for a face-to-face meeting later today.

The real problem is, if her condition worsens requiring hospitalization, Covid and the psych ward being full makes it dangerous and more difficult.

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:37:14am

re: #91 Captain Magic

Hey brah, wanna smoke a bowl with me? Just scored some LA Confidential.
Hey, man, that strain supports racists. Have some of my Sour Diesel.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:48:01am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

MLK Birthday was another nadir of Arizona politics.

It was put to a referendum and rejected, as a result of which Arizona lost a lot of convention business along with the Fiesta Bowl, and finally reconsidered.

At which point, a friend of mine who worked for a bank was told that to make up for the MLK holiday, they had to work on July 4th…

It was the Super Bowl that was lost. NFL made it known the SB would be moved if voters rejected MLK Day. This, unfortunately, gave a bunch of racist fuckheads a fig leaf to say “I’m not against an MLK Holiday. I just refuse to be extorted by the NFL!”

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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:48:27am

Closing in on the end of the shift and the breakfast girl doesn’t show. No call no nothing though it is supposed to be snowing where she lives.

So on top of the desk I get to make breakie till the GM got in a couple of moments ago. But it was open on time and the guests who were up and looking for it found it ready. But damn I don’t need this :)

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:50:57am
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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2022 • 4:51:34am

re: #95 A Three Hour Tour

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:00:45am

re: #97 Mike Lamb

It was the Super Bowl that was lost. NFL made it known the SB would be moved if voters rejected MLK Day. This, unfortunately, gave a bunch of racist fuckheads a fig leaf to say “I’m not against an MLK Holiday. I just refuse to be extorted by the NFL!”

And Arizona resorts draw a lot of convention business which was also lost, so it was not just the NFL that was “extorting” them by refusing to do business there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:02:19am

re: #99 darthstar

Glenn Youngkin got 2 inches of snow and he’s recreating the Bin Laden raid photo

This is just a reference to how it was somehow Biden and Pete Buttigieg’s fault that people got stranded for days on I-81 the other week….

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:04:19am

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

And Arizona resorts draw a lot of convention business which was also lost, so it was not just the NFL that was “extorting” them by refusing to do business there.

The “look what you made me do” defense. :p

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:06:07am

re: #94 Ming5000

Interesting read. It fascinates me how odd little things like that card percolate through communities and get traction.

I am dying to register there to see what kind of information they collect. Minimally, you have to give a user name, email and password to continue. I don’t have a burner email to use otherwise I would register. I think this is data collection mixed with separating dupes from their money.

What will it cost me to join the control group?

Associate subscription fees are £6 GBP per quarter (every 13 weeks), with an initial one-off setup fee of £4 for an individual and £14 for a family.

Any kind donations will be gratefully received via the Donate button, but you will need to become an Associate if you wish to receive printed plastic ID Cards.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:06:16am

re: #103 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

The “look what you made me do” defense. :p

My own sister told me that she voted against the referendum because it was “only going to be a day off for government workers”.

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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:08:06am

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

My own sister told me that she voted against the referendum because it was “only going to be a day off for government workers”.

Should have replied “that’s why you need a union”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:13:57am

re: #106 William Lewis

Should have replied “that’s why you need a union”.

Arizona is a Right To Work state…and a really bad example of it.

This is the same sister who got fired from a job and then “invited” to come back for another month. Which she did.

When she then applied for unemployment she was denied as she had “quit voluntarily”.

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:36:50am
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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:42:23am
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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:43:04am

re: #108 lawhawk

Mild covid in kids under 5: sleepless nights, multiple days off from work, doctor visits; multiple covid tests.

Yeah, that’s mild covid. All because a bunch of fucknut sociopaths refuse to vaccinate against a disease that is preventable thanks to vaccinations and boosters. Vaccinations protect not only those who are vaccinated, but help protect those who can’t - because of age or actual medical condition.

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steve_davis  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:46:51am

re: #48 IngisKahn

google.com

that was weird because I forgot google earth puts my recent search results in the upper left of the map: “Hmmm…..pretty sure that Dunkin’ Donuts ain’t there anymore.”

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:47:03am

re: #110 lawhawk

My severe Covid symptoms lasted 4 days last week, and since then has been a gradual recovery day to day. Today is the first day I have felt strong enough to plan to continue my workout routine. i will ease into it of course and not overdo it.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:48:04am

The cold War was a big spat between brothers:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:49:46am

re: #113 Belafon

The cold War was a big spat between brothers:

fueled by prejudice and ignorance on both sides

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:49:59am
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Thanos  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:51:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:54:18am

Martha, my deer…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:57:05am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

fueled by prejudice and ignorance on both sides

Prejudice and ignorance that was consciously fostered and exploited by both sides. We were just a bit more subtle.

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Thanos  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:58:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 5:59:41am

re: #119 Decatur Deb

Prejudice and ignorance that was consciously fostered and exploited by both sides. We were just a bit more subtle.

Both sides had a military/Industrial/political complex that had no interest in seeing any change to the Status Quo. It took nothing less than the collapse of the USSR to finally put an end to it.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:00:32am

Today’s was hard.
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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:02:08am

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Both sides had a military/Industrial/political complex that had no interest in seeing any change to the Status Quo. It took nothing less than the collapse of the USSR to finally put an end to it.

It’s not ended.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:02:31am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

fueled by prejudice and ignorance on both sides

And a bunch of ratfucking from one side now.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:02:50am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:03:48am

re: #124 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And a bunch of ratfucking from one side now.

We fuck rats, but we usually cough up dinner and a show.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:06:31am

re: #123 Decatur Deb

It’s not ended.

I disagree. The Cold War in the sense of a worldwide ideological struggle, is dead and buried.

Putin, however, is out to re-establish the Russian Empire, i.e., to bring all the former Soviet Republics back into Russia’s direct or indirect political/economic control.

There is a degree of overlap, but it is a different focus, and using the term “New Cold War” is something I find misleading.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:10:43am

talk about inconsiderate.
It’s time to take a long, hard look at yourself if you’re being a bigger asshole than Clarence Thomas.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:11:07am

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:12:18am
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Dopamine Fish  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:12:43am

The gaming world is being rocked this morning by news that Microsoft is purchasing Activision Blizzard for $70B.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:13:05am

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I disagree. The Cold War in the sense of a worldwide ideological struggle, is dead and buried.

Putin, however, is out to re-establish the Russian Empire, i.e., to bring all the former Soviet Republics back into Russia’s direct or indirect political/economic control.

There is a degree of overlap, but it is a different focus, and using the term “New Cold War” is something I find misleading.

You define the ideologies differently. The war was and is the deathstruggle between those who believe the masses of people must be trusted and those who believe the people as a whole cannot be trusted. The war continues, and the battles on our own soil have intensified.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:13:34am

re: #116 Thanos

Fuck this guy with a rusty chainsaw. The WaPo positions him as some benevolent old dude.

“We’re flat-earthers,” Ronco said, describing the view of people like himself that has taken hold. “With total disrespect for the system and humanity itself.”

No, you’re plague rats which is why your longest friends have Unfriended you on Facebook. You’re not some cutesy unconventional performer.

But Ronco also made it clear that his resistance comes naturally. It fits with the story he’s set for his own life: an unconventional performer.

Good.

Ronco said he is committed to his resistance, and it has consumed enough of his identity that it’s almost impossible to imagine reversing course. He said that even if he got infected — the lone scenario that would allow an unvaccinated person to get a Green Pass — he wouldn’t use the pass.

“It can’t go on like this,” Ronco said after he finished playing.

“[The government] is pushing so hard on us,” Vozza said, joining in. “We committed no crime. But we are not free — not completely free.”

Enjoy your life in seclusion. You WILL go on like that until you stop being selfish and stupid. There is a societal responsibility and you are failing miserably.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:15:47am

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:20:32am

re: #128 Dangerman

That’s the entire pandemic in a nutshell. Sociopaths who don’t care about anyone else, and everyone else mostly respectful and trying to prevent serious illness or death.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:21:49am

Out for a bit. We went well below freezing last night, but it’s sunny now and the grow tunnel has to be ventilated before everything cooks.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:21:59am

re: #133 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

In COVID news out of the UK, looks like England (at least) is going to ditch their remaining restrictions by the beginning of March.

Boris Johnson is drawing up plans to ditch all Covid laws from as early as March as the under-fire PM tries to win over his backbenchers, it was reported today.

A senior source claimed the Government was seriously considering abandoning all legally-binding curbs in England and moving to a guidance-based system as it pivots towards living with the virus like flu.

The official claimed even the most basic rules could go, such as compulsory self-isolation of cases and the requirement to co-operate with Test and Trace.

Emergency Covid laws brought in at the start of the pandemic are due to expire in March if they are not renewed as part of a timetable set out before Omicron hit.

Ministers are already planning to ditch Plan B curbs brought in last month to fight the highly-transmissible variant, with Covid passports and WFH guidance expected to be scrapped later this month.

dailymail.co.uk

Looks like the beginning of the end of vaccine passports, at least in England. Germany seems to be waffling on the idea of mandatory vaccination as well. Here in Czech Republic, the government here will probably follow the lead of the UK.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:22:17am

Almost 2k people die of COVID each day in the US.
That’s with the vax, masks, distancing, tests and factoring in the “variants” above.
Dead is dead so the rate is the rate.
If the chance of a commercial flight crashing was .1 % would there be like 100 crashes a day?
Thats USA alone.
Who would fly?
But by all means we should “get back to normal” and “get on with our lives”.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:27:32am

I’m opposed to the death penalty but I wouldn’t complain if it was applied to this guy:

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:27:46am

Being sick sucks. I missed this from last week, it’s about the people here in AZ who signed the fake declaration.

Jim Lamon is the guy who put out the Let’s Go Brandon US Senate ad earlier this month.

Kelli Ward is the chair of the Arizona GOP and Michael Ward is her spouse.

All these people need prosecuting!

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Citizen K  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:28:32am

re: #138 Dangerman

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Almost 2k people die of COVID each day in the US.
That’s with the vax, masks, distancing, tests and factoring in the “variants” above.
Dead is dead so the rate is the rate.
If the chance of a commercial flight crashing was .1 % would there be like 100 crashes a day?
Thats USA alone.
Who would fly?
But by all means we should “get back to normal” and “get on with our lives”.

Meanwhile, we have a not-small, very dedicated chunk of the electorate who has decided all of this is Biden and the Dems fault for being do-nothing monsters that actively want people to die from Covid from inaction. You know, forget the fact that the admin has tried to do shit only to get kicked in the mouth by the Supremes, showing the actual fucking limits of the executive when the courts don’t privilege you based on party affil. But nope, again, Dems are always to blame for not doing anything despite them literally trying as much as possible despite increasingly arcane and labyrinthine political and legal roadblocks. Nope, Green Lantern Theory forever.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:29:00am

re: #132 Decatur Deb

You define the ideologies differently. The war was and is the deathstruggle between those who believe the masses of people must be trusted and those who believe the people as a whole cannot be trusted. The war continues, and the battles on our own soil have intensified.

That has been an ongoing human struggle for ages, it includes the Class Struggle, the Reformation, democratic revolutions along with independence, suffrage and civil rights movements all over the world.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:29:56am
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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:37:04am

re: #139 The Pie Overlord!

I’m opposed to the death penalty but I wouldn’t complain if it was applied to this guy:

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At that moment they should have said thanks for your testimony, next.

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lizardofid  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:41:02am

We watched The Tender Bar on Amazon last night, and enjoyed it. More than anything though, for those of us of a certain age, the soundtrack is a stone cold nostalgia trip.

Oh, good morning! ; )

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:41:55am
Leading Novak Djokovic sponsor Lacoste has said it plans to ‘review’ the events that led to the tennis star’s deportation from Australia, highlighting the potential fallout for athletes who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19,” the Financial Times reports.

All the time work and effort to get here.
Now tank your career rather than get vaxxed.

Props for the courage of his convictions. //

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:42:07am

re: #137 Dr Lizardo

In COVID news out of the UK, looks like England (at least) is going to ditch their remaining restrictions by the beginning of March.

dailymail.co.uk

Looks like the beginning of the end of vaccine passports, at least in England. Germany seems to be waffling on the idea of mandatory vaccination as well. Here in Czech Republic, the government here will probably follow the lead of the UK.

Your government is looking for a way to do it. Sounds like they found one.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:42:36am

I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I!!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:43:11am

re: #146 Dangerman

All the time work and effort to get here.
Now tank your career rather than get vaxxed.

Props for the courage of his convictions. //

don’t forget lying on application forms

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:44:34am

re: #146 Dangerman

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Citizen K  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:45:45am

re: #150 lawhawk

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What a waste of a career. I used to be a fan too.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:46:25am

re: #148 The Pie Overlord!

I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I!!!!

Those who smelt it dealt it. Great comeback from an elected official.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:47:39am

re: #150 lawhawk

How do you say “good” in French? 😆

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b.d.  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:49:44am

re: #153 Patricia Kayden

How do you say “good” in French? 😆

They don’t have a word for that, they hate everything.

//

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:49:52am

re: #153 Patricia Kayden

How do you say “good” in French? 😆

Bon. Tres bon if it’s really good (which this is).

And that guy is a dickhead to the end.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:52:21am

re: #139 The Pie Overlord!

I’m opposed to the death penalty but I wouldn’t complain if it was applied to this guy:

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At the salute, they should have said “Back to prison.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:54:17am

re: #147 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Your government is looking for a way to do it. Sounds like they found one.

Yeah, but they’re also hedging a bit in case things get worse. So far, though cases are increasing, hospitalizations - and people in serious condition - are declining significantly.

There’s also the old saying, “Kdo nedělá vůbec nic, nic nepokazí”, which translates to “He who does nothing at all does nothing wrong”. IOW, if you don’t go out on a limb, it won’t get sawn off from underneath you. It explains a good deal of the general inertia here.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:55:13am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He really is. Never knew this. Sad to see,

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:56:21am

re: #158 Patricia Kayden

He really is. Never knew this. Sad to see,

Not unsurprising. I remember John McEnroe from back in the day.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:57:01am

The spousal unit is up and on manic daughter duty, and will be transporting her to her psych appointment.

I, on the other hand, will be trying to grab some shuteye.

The last few nights have actually been calmer than her first episode(s) three years ago. The delusions, paranoia, and hallucinations, while still present, were not as apocalyptic and nightmarishly horrific as last time. However, my fear is that, if we can’t get her to sleep significantly more than three and a half hours a night for the next several nights, we’ll be back at that stage despite the meds she’s currently on.

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wrenchwench  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:57:13am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:57:26am

re: #153 Patricia Kayden

How do you say “good” in French? 😆

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:57:45am

re: #153 Patricia Kayden

Djokovic is a big believer in woowoo in general, so I’m not all that surprised at his attitude. He’s one of the cheerleaders for the Bosnian Pyramids hoax, a bit of pseudo-archeology that’s somewhat well-known here in Europe.

This video here explains it, and Djokovic is mentioned towards the end of it.

The Bosnian Pyramid Hoax

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 6:58:15am

re: #159 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not unsurprising. I remember John McEnroe from back in the day.

And true to his nature…John McEnroe Vehemently Defends Novak Djokovic Then Backtracks In Debate With Chris Evert. Once a dickhead, always a dickhead.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:00:20am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That has been an ongoing human struggle for ages, it includes the Class Struggle, the Reformation, democratic revolutions along with independence, suffrage and civil rights movements all over the world.

Yup. That’s the war that counts, and it’s not a clean war with sneering villains and a child-free battlefield.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:01:19am

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Yup. That’s the war that counts, and it’s not a clean war with sneering villains and a civilian-free battlefield.

the battlefield is civilians (and civilization)

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:01:59am

Back to back tweets in my feed:

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:02:27am

re: #166 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the battlefield is civilians (and civilization)

I edited to “child-free”. Every adult is a draftee.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:05:57am

The 2 compounds commonly found in hemp — called cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA — were identified during a chemical screening effort as having potential to combat coronavirus, researchers from Oregon State University said.

twitter.com

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:06:25am

re: #148 The Pie Overlord!

I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I!!!!

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:22:57am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:30:43am

TFG still commands a big chunk of the GOP base but is at war with GOP leadership.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:31:44am

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

don’t forget lying on application forms

oh yeah.
then nevermind. ;-)

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Citizen K  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:40:01am

So….this apparently has happened. And you know what? At this stage in his career, Radcliffe might actually be the perfect casting choice for this. I’m excited to see him bust out the accordion.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:43:29am

re: #160 A Three Hour Tour

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I went through this with my mother many years ago. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:45:59am

re: #155 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Bon. Tres bon if it’s really good (which this is).

And that guy is a dickhead to the end.

Il est un connard, vraiment.

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:47:53am

Okay…go back to sleep for a couple of hours and wake up to good news

As part of an ongoing sex trafficking probe, the ex-girlfriend of Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz testified before a federal grand jury last week. Her reported cooperation has now earned her immunity.

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jeffreyw  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:51:00am

re: #177 darthstar

Okay…go back to sleep for a couple of hours and wake up to good news

“I’m not just a client of Girl Club for Men, I’m its President!”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:51:55am

re: #176 Sherlock Hound

Il est un connard, vraiment.

And apparently Spain is saying no to Djckhead, too.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:52:09am

re: #138 Dangerman

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Almost 2k people die of COVID each day in the US.
That’s with the vax, masks, distancing, tests and factoring in the “variants” above.
Dead is dead so the rate is the rate.
If the chance of a commercial flight crashing was .1 % would there be like 100 crashes a day?
Thats USA alone.
Who would fly?
But by all means we should “get back to normal” and “get on with our lives”.

Woman from my high school class shared a (probably fictional) story about a woman who died in the hospital from remdesivir. I pointed out that if the woman actually existed, the virus killed her. My old class mate said that even though she and her entire family got Covid, she has never regretted not getting vaccinated and asked that I please not post on her comments. I will, of course, continue to do so whenever she posts lies about Covid; if she doesn’t like it she can block me.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:54:07am

re: #179 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And apparently Spain is saying no to Djckhead, too.

So at this point the guys career is basically fucked unless he gets vaxxed.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:55:21am

re: #177 darthstar

Okay…go back to sleep for a couple of hours and wake up to good news

I’m looking forward to someone in the upper echelons of Trumpworld getting indicted.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:55:22am

re: #181 Eclectic Cyborg

So at this point the guys career is basically fucked unless he gets vaxxed.

One can only hope. Personally, I would rather him get it and not be able to play again. Ever. Get winded just doing one lob over the net. That would be a lesson to him and his many fans.

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:56:09am

re: #182 No Malarkey!

I’m looking forward to someone in the upper echelons of Trumpworld getting indicted.

Maybe Gaetz hooked up Junior or Eric.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:57:20am

re: #174 Citizen K

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So….this apparently has happened. And you know what? At this stage in his career, Radcliffe might actually be the perfect casting choice for this. I’m excited to see him bust out the accordion.

He can pick and choose any roles he wants, and if he makes Weird Al popular with a new generation, then that’s a great thing, too.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:57:47am

re: #181 Eclectic Cyborg

So at this point the guys career is basically fucked unless he gets vaxxed.

He’ll probably still be able to play in the UK and the US.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:58:20am

re: #186 No Malarkey!

He’ll probably still be able to play in the UK and the US.

The Freedom Cup

/

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:59:00am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Freedom Cup

/

I wonder if NASCAR has any interest in sponsoring a tennis tournament.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 18, 2022 • 7:59:37am

re: #79 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Citizen K  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:00:18am

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

He can pick and choose any roles he wants, and if he makes Weird Al popular with a new generation, then that’s a great thing, too.

Yeah, considering what he’s been doing since HP, it’s clear he’s not taking a role unless it’s something he’s sure he’ll have fun with.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:01:12am

re: #181 Eclectic Cyborg

So at this point the guys career is basically fucked unless he gets vaxxed.

The only problem is that Djokovic has enough money - and connections - that he could easily procure a bogus vaccine certificate (TBH I’m surprised he hasn’t done so already). Pay a doc to “vaccinate” him, enter him into the system, and that’s that. It happens here as well; once an MD inputs the information into the system, and then pours the vaccine down the drain or whatever, than that person is officially “vaccinated” as far as the system is concerned. Here, at least, control is minimal, at best.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:02:12am

Czech Singer Hana Horká Died After Intentionally Trying to Catch Covid

Horka went for a walk outside but when she returned she started to complain about back pain and soon after, died choking in her bed.

An obituary of the singer appeared on the Asonance website and the causes of her death have not been specified.

Jan accuses several experts who have long spoken out against vaccination. “You took my mother, who based all her arguments on your basis. I despise you, you are an absolute waste,” he wrote on Facebook.

‘I know exactly who influenced her… It makes me sad that she believed strangers more than her proper family,’ Rek said.

‘It wasn’t just total disinformation but also views on natural immunity and antibodies acquired through infection,’ he added.

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steve_davis  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:02:38am

re: #138 Dangerman

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Almost 2k people die of COVID each day in the US.
That’s with the vax, masks, distancing, tests and factoring in the “variants” above.
Dead is dead so the rate is the rate.
If the chance of a commercial flight crashing was .1 % would there be like 100 crashes a day?
Thats USA alone.
Who would fly?
But by all means we should “get back to normal” and “get on with our lives”.

28000 commercial flights a day, so I think a tenth of one percent would be something like 2.8 crashes, but still, people have to take their freaking shoes off at airports based on something that wasn’t even successful.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:03:00am

re: #184 darthstar

Maybe Gaetz hooked up Junior or Eric.

Jr more likely. Eric doesn’t strike me as much of a playah as Jr likes to think he is.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:04:12am

re: #190 Citizen K

Yeah, considering what he’s been doing since HP, it’s clear he’s not taking a role unless it’s something he’s sure he’ll have fun with.

And it’s not like he has to work. Like, ever again.

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sagehen  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:06:59am

re: #190 Citizen K

Yeah, considering what he’s been doing since HP, it’s clear he’s not taking a role unless it’s something he’s sure he’ll have fun with.

Daniel Radcliffe - She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes - Miracle Workers Season 3

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:08:32am

re: #139 The Pie Overlord!

I’m opposed to the death penalty but I wouldn’t complain if it was applied to this guy:

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In a country that was actually occupied by actual Nazis, he thinks giving a “Sieg Heil” salute is a wise move at his parole hearing??

Hopefully, he won’t mention Little Green Footballs…..

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:09:56am

LOL

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:11:53am

re: #197 Jay C

In a country that was actually occupied by actual Nazis, he thinks giving a “Sieg Heil” salute is a wise move at his parole hearing??

Hopefully, he won’t mention Little Green Footballs…..

He must really think it has gone mainstream in the meantime…

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:14:39am

re: #192 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Czech Singer Hana Horká Died After Intentionally Trying to Catch Covid

Now No. 69 on my list of dead prominent antivaxxers.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:14:53am

re: #190 Citizen K

Yeah, considering what he’s been doing since HP, it’s clear he’s not taking a role unless it’s something he’s sure he’ll have fun with.

At least he is getting plenty of opportunities for many different roles. What happened to Elijah Wood after LOTR? He played an Irish gangster in “Hell’s Kitchen” something or other in “Sin City” and then nothing.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:16:41am

re: #191 Dr Lizardo

The only problem is that Djokovic has enough money - and connections - that he could easily procure a bogus vaccine certificate (TBH I’m surprised he hasn’t done so already). Pay a doc to “vaccinate” him, enter him into the system, and that’s that. It happens here as well; once an MD inputs the information into the system, and then pours the vaccine down the drain or whatever, than that person is officially “vaccinated” as far as the system is concerned. Here, at least, control is minimal, at best.

That’s fine. He wouldn’t be the first person to die because they lied about being vaccinated.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:16:58am

re: #199 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He must really think it has gone mainstream in the meantime…

He knows he is never getting out of prison, so he is just using the hearing to promote his vicious ideology.

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Dizzy  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:19:30am

re: #201 The Pie Overlord!

At least he is getting plenty of opportunities for many different roles. What happened to Elijah Wood after LOTR? He played an Irish gangster in “Hell’s Kitchen” something or other in “Sin City” and then nothing.

I loved this with Elijah Wood: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
imdb.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:22:39am

re: #203 No Malarkey!

He knows he is never getting out of prison, so he is just using the hearing to promote his vicious ideology.

Exactly. He’s trolling - he’s a lifer and he knows it.

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Citizen K  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:24:19am

re: #196 sagehen

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That’s definitely the go-to example, but I can’t help but think of Swiss Army Man, as well as Guns Akimbo too. Two wildly different movies and roles, both from HP and from themselves, that seem to have been done just because he saw the concepts and thought ‘…this is gonna be fun, lets do it’

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:25:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:26:48am

re: #204 Dizzy

I loved this with Elijah Wood: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
imdb.com

I liked the book but the series suffered from the same problem I had with Good Omens: trying too hard to be hip and edgy.

To me, anything with Douglas Adams’ name on it is about bumbling, everyday people who more or less stumble into some world-shaking adventure. I never finished part 2.

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Dizzy  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:34:18am

re: #208 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I never did see Good Omens, but I did not find DGHDA trying too hard to be hip or edgy, although I can see that some people might. I just loved, LOVED, the character Bart Curlish played by Fiona Dourif. Not a character from the book, but something not too far from the absurd type of characters that Adams creates.

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Captain Magic  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:34:26am

Nasty takedown of the UK government in the Tribune UK:
What a week it has been for our great institutions in this country. From Downing Street and Westminster to Buckingham Palace and the Metropolitan Police, the mask has slipped on our pretend democracy to reveal an archaic and class-ridden system rigged by and for a narrow entitled elite, a caste of upper-class grifters who believe that they can behave just as they please, that the rules are for the little people and simply don’t apply to them. Even the usual flag-hugging sycophants and their establishment-protecting media cronies seem to have reached a limit of sorts.

With scandal piling upon scandal—from the Downing Street parties in flagrant breach of lockdown rules to the legal noose closing around Prince Andrew as fallout from the Epstein/Maxwell child sex abuse scandal—a light has been shone on our system, revealing the fact that our political institutions are not working in the interests of the vast majority of our people. In a functioning polity, this would be the occasion for a major constitutional reckoning; but in our pretend democracy it is simply an occasion for a rearrangement of the establishment deck-chairs, with stitch-up after stitch-up and leak after leak within the Tory Party, as government ministers scuttle around like rats not knowing whether to jump or cling on.

We have witnessed a Prince stripped of his titles, but whose legal defence against allegations of sexual abuse is being financed by our Head of State, whose ‘personal’ finances are inextricably bound up with those of the nation. We have seen a Prime Minister whose contempt for the rules and sense of entitlement leaves him clinging to office without shame for a set of offences which would historically have meant career-ending ignominious resignation. And we are witnessing a ‘what, who, me guv?’ shrug of indifference from the Metropolitan Police whose earlier excuses for not investigating Downing Street rested on a logic—they don’t investigate crimes that have taken place in the past!—that would have any first-year law student scratching their head.

Rarely is it so obvious that there are rules only for some in this country—and that there is a class of people who can basically do whatever they want without consequences. They take us for fools because of the contempt in which they hold ordinary people.

It’s the System, Stupid
The extent to which these scandals reveal that the whole system is rotten can be seen in the fact that it is only now, years after the fact, that these revelations are surfacing and this evidence is coming to light. And not as a result of checks and balances or because these people are being held to account in a healthy democracy, but because of the manoeuvrings of opaque factions within the ruling class, the right-wing press, and the state. This is not a democratic uprising, it’s a palace coup.

I have to say that the events of this week, however shocking, do not really surprise me in the slightest, following my eye-opening experience as Member of Parliament for Crewe and Nantwich between 2017 and 2019. This highly unexpected turn of events in my life provided me with a brief but incredibly instructive insight into the inner workings of our country at the highest levels. I was left without doubt that the great institutions of our country are filled with more secrets, deals, grubby corruption and cover ups than the average person on the street could ever imagine. Scandal after scandal has been buried over time in the interests of self-perpetuating cliques at the top; as the saying goes, ‘If only walls could talk!’

I was carried into Parliament somewhat by accident on the great anti-establishment wave of 2017 in a general election that was expressly called to annihilate the politics of people like me and all that I represent—an ordinary working-class woman with a background in teaching and local organising in my community. But amid all the confusion of Brexit, Theresa May badly misjudged that one. Instead of wiping out the movement that had arisen around Corbyn’s Labour Party, they allowed us to take our case to the country.

The result was the Corbyn Surge, an unprecedented turnaround in the opinion polls, a wave pollsters and pundits had never encountered before—and one the establishment has since been determined never to allow again. We didn’t win, but we upended the conventional wisdom in British politics, and the story of our politics ever since has been the concerted efforts of different sections of the British establishment to contain the fallout and put the genie back in the bottle. There is no other way to understand the way the Brexit/Remain divide was first used and then dropped in the Labour Party in the intervening period.

An Accidental MP
One result of the 2017 earthquake was that a number of ordinary people like myself were unexpectedly carried into Parliament on the back of the anti-establishment feeling that was rocking the country. As a result, we were inducted at least in part into the secrets of the temple, we got to see the Belly of the Beast, so to speak. I learned that what we have seen this week is not a bug but a feature of a system whose normal functioning is designed to preserve and protect power.

The moves we are seeing against Johnson at the moment are an indication of the weakness of our democracy, not its strength; other rival sections of the ruling class with shady motives are on the move because they can afford to be. The moment of maximum danger, from their viewpoint, has now passed. There is currently no democratic social movement to speak of waiting in the wings for them to fear.

When I was given the unexpected opportunity to enter into electoral politics, I had rolled up my sleeves and decided there was no saviour coming to save us. Thankfully the labour movement was again coming alive with likeminded thinkers and people organising for the necessary change. I kept focused, despite all of the internal battling in the Labour Party, including the attempted coups and endless lobby briefings and back-stabbing. The prize was too important to give up on: the possibility of having a government committed to delivering systematic change.

A school cuts campaigner, I saw myself then—and I continue to see myself now—as the exact opposite of a ‘career politician’. I never thought that I was going to win. I was just hoping to give the multi-millionaire government education minister who represented my hometowns a sharp reminder that he worked for his constituents and had neglected them for long enough. I wanted working-class women like me to feel they had a voice. My biggest hope was to politicise my community and organise them to feel empowered to hold their elected representatives to account.

In my mind, politicians didn’t sound like me, look like me, come from the places that I had come from. When becoming a qualified primary school teacher had been so difficult to achieve, there was no chance of becoming a Member of Parliament. I campaigned hard, but I was lucky to have caught the anti-establishment wave of 2017, and against all odds I did win. That gave me the opportunity to have a look into an incredible world that I never thought I would ever see. What I learned was truly shocking.

When I turned up at Portcullis House in Westminster the week after the election, I had barely been to London before, and I was entering Parliament for the very first time in my life—but as a newly-elected MP, representing my home towns. Walking around the huge and imposing Palace of Westminster, I found myself feeling like I had been enrolled at Hogwarts.

Imposter syndrome does not come close to how I felt that day. The language, the arrogance, the accents and obvious wealth oozed out of the walls. Elected into Parliament with my very average grades from my very humble background, I honestly thought that I was going to be surrounded by the brightest minds and political operators in the country—and for a while I was worried I’d be out of my depth.

I assumed that these people were more knowledgeable than me, and that I would be shown up for being the average-achieving poor girl that I always had been. On one of my first days a Tory MP with incredible shampoo-advert hair bounced over to me and laughed hysterically like a hyena because I had chewing gum in my mouth. Snobbery, pure and simple.

After about a week, I realised the place is full to the brim of entitled idiots with little-to-no concept of the real world that they are supposed to represent. They lack life experience. It is a game to many of them, and one they are rigging. It is simply not fit for purpose as the instrument of democratic governance for our country.

Bursting the Bubble
The grim reality is, there is very little going on behind many of the haughty looks and fake smiles. I was under an illusion that whether I agreed with these people politically or not, they were going to be intelligent political operators with huge levels of knowledge, whose parents had spent thousands and even hundreds of thousands preparing them to be in this role. The truth was the place is full of braying upper-class idiots, lacking life experience, human compassion or any real understanding of the lives of those that they are supposed to represent.

The parliamentary protocol and procedure is all designed to make them feel powerful, insulated and unreachable. Archaic and completely out of touch, the building is a place of beauty but one designed to express elite power rather than the power of the people. They certainly don’t want ordinary people there, and if they do sneak in, the place works its hardest to suck them in or chuck them out—with an incredible success rate, it has to be said.

Once I found my feet, I understood that I didn’t, in fact, want to fit in. I wanted to challenge everything that it stood for. Because, to me, it doesn’t work. It protects a system of inequality based on divide and rule. It has made law after law that has damaged the lives of ordinary working people, and I wanted no part in that.

But the Westminster bubble is no illusion. It is very much there and real. And the problem is that even many good people do not realise how firmly they are trapped within it. The question for us all is: how do we change it? Because change it we must.

The events of the past week are not an aberration but a revelation—they show what the institutions and people who govern us are really like. And the awful truth is the opposite of everything that the Westminster system is designed to make us feel. It is not that we are not good enough, but that the institutions and representatives are not good enough for us.

So, if we want to live in a democracy we are going to have to find a way to build one—a real one, and not the pretend one which, shorn of all its trappings and mystique, now stands exposed: a system of, by, and for an out of touch and unaccountable elite.

We deserve better. Who wants to help do something about it?

About the Author
Laura Smith is a trade unionist and a Labour councillor in Cheshire East.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:44:50am

re: #193 steve_davis

28000 commercial flights a day, so I think a tenth of one percent would be something like 2.8 crashes, but still, people have to take their freaking shoes off at airports based on something that wasn’t even successful.

A tenth of one percent would be .01/10 = .001, so that would be 28 crashes per day.

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A Cranky One  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:46:52am

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:55:44am

re: #210 Captain Magic

a feature of a system whose normal functioning is designed to preserve and protect power.

here too.
and lots of other places.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:56:55am

re: #210 Captain Magic

That was one hell of an article. Seriously. Thanks for sharing.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:58:05am

re: #210 Captain Magic

Hey, do you have a link? I would like to share it with someone.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:58:36am

re: #211 Belafon

A tenth of one percent would be .01/10 = .001, so that would be 28 crashes per day.

i swagged the ‘100’ number originally

but if the rate is right, 28 crashes even averaging 200 people on a plane = 5600 per day

still appalling

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 8:58:44am

re: #211 Belafon

A tenth of one percent would be .01/10 = .001, so that would be 28 crashes per day.

That few? So who needs the interference of the FAA in free-market aviation?

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:00:23am

re: #217 Decatur Deb

That few? So who needs the interference of the FAA in free-market aviation?

Who needs TRACON?

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Captain Magic  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:00:44am

re: #215 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

tribunemag.co.uk

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:00:57am

re: #217 Decatur Deb

That few? So who needs the interference of the FAA in free-market aviation?

Let the Market decide. Freedom of Choice!!!

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:02:02am
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to block a federal mask mandate for air travel, The Hill reports.

here’s the kicker:

The emergency application was filed by a father on behalf of himself and his 4-year-old autistic son, both of whom claim to be medically incapable of wearing masks for extended periods.

Their request was filed to Justice Neil Gorsuch, who handles emergency applications arising in several Western states, and he referred the matter to the full court. The justices denied the request without comment or noted dissent.

ok for planes but not for gorsuch when roberts asked him nicely

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:02:32am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Let the Market decide. Freedom of Choice!!!

The Founding Fathers, in their wisdom, deliberately left the FAA out of the Constitution, even though they knew those Frenchmen had flown years earlier.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:03:43am

Got this in my notifications.

OOC, what does one normally wear when taking a bath? Perhaps I’m underdressing.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:04:24am

re: #210 Captain Magic

I think that Boris is going to go in the not-too-distant future purely because every single Tory is only going to be asked, “What about Boris and his zany lockdown parties?” in every single interview - they won’t be allowed to answer any other question.

If he doesn’t go, and fairly soon, the press will just keep digging further and probably end up finding videos and/or photos of more rule breaking by other Tory MPs. Eventually, this whole squalid affair will fuck the entire party if he doesn’t get the heave-ho.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:05:53am

re: #223 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Got this in my notifications.

OOC, what does one normally wear when taking a bath? Perhaps I’m underdressing.

We were staying with the family at a holiday cabin and my very prudish Northern English ex-MiL was going to shower with our three-year-old daughter and left her swimsuit on.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:06:02am

re: #223 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Got this in my notifications.

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OOC, what does one normally wear when taking a bath? Perhaps I’m underdressing.

How much nail polish did they actually use?

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:09:20am

re: #223 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Got this in my notifications.

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OOC, what does one normally wear when taking a bath? Perhaps I’m underdressing.

wait.. i thought….

you know what i thought

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:10:18am

re: #226 Belafon

How much nail polish did they actually use?

SCANDAL. 👀

I do have to say that he’s got some pretty girly feet (well, foot).

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:10:38am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

I think that Boris is going to go in the not-too-distant future purely because every single Tory is only going to be asked, “What about Boris and his zany lockdown parties?” in every single interview - they won’t be allowed to answer any other question.

If he doesn’t go, and fairly soon, the press will just keep digging further and probably end up finding videos and/or photos of more rule breaking by other Tory MPs. Eventually, this whole squalid affair will fuck the entire party if he doesn’t get the heave-ho.

would that our media was as ‘relentless’

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gwangung  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:11:15am

re: #229 Dangerman

would that our media was as ‘relentless’

I think they are for Democrats…but not Republicans…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:12:37am

re: #228 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

SCANDAL. 👀

I do have to say that he’s got some pretty girly feet (well, foot).

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Oh wait, that’s both of her feet. I’m lost…what was the point of this notification? That an engaged couple who have been living together took a bath together? How… Victorian.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:13:18am

re: #224 Dr Lizardo

I think that Boris is going to go in the not-too-distant future purely because every single Tory is only going to be asked, “What about Boris and his zany lockdown parties?” in every single interview - they won’t be allowed to answer any other question.

If he doesn’t go, and fairly soon, the press will just keep digging further and probably end up finding videos and/or photos of more rule breaking by other Tory MPs. Eventually, this whole squalid affair will fuck the entire party if he doesn’t get the heave-ho.

They recently found evidence of Labour leader Keir Starmer sharing an after-work beer with colleagues, which just might be their ticket out of this mess.

Remember, they have no sense of dignity, propriety or shame when it comes to clinging to power.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:13:44am

re: #229 Dangerman

would that our media was as ‘relentless’

What makes it all the more hilarious, as a politics watcher, is that BoJo’s excuses keep getting more and more ridiculous.

Eventually, he’ll end up saying something like, “See, the crux of the matter is that I don’t understand what a party is because I’m clinically insane.”

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:14:28am

re: #210 Captain Magic

I’ll also add my thanks for that article: My God, that’s a brutal takedown: and incredibly saddening: as earnest and honest as Ms. Smith may be (and it’s doubtful she is the only one at Westminster), the brutal reality of that “…system of, by, and for an out of touch and unaccountable elite.” - and which said elite has spent a couple of hundred years perfecting - isn’t likely to change - or even be able to be changed in any sort of practicable timeframe. If ever.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:14:42am

re: #231 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oh wait, that’s both of her feet. I’m lost…what was the point of this notification? That an engaged couple who have been living together took a bath together? How… Victorian.

Our news media are 99% noise. We’re probably hopeless as a species.

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Captain Magic  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:18:13am

AP:

New York — Former Attorney General William P. Barr has a memoir coming out March 8 titled “One Damn Thing After Another,” and billed by his publisher as a “vivid and forthright book” of his time serving two “drastically different” presidents, Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush.

“Barr takes readers behind the scenes during seminal moments of the Bush administration in the 1990s, from the LA riots to Pan Am 103 and Iran Contra,” William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Tuesday. “With the Trump administration, Barr faced an unrelenting barrage of issues, such as Russiagate, the opioid epidemic, Chinese espionage, big tech, the COVID outbreak, civil unrest, the first impeachment, and the 2020 election fallout.”

The title of the long-rumored book refers to an expression Barr had heard about the nature of the job of attorney general.

Barr, now 71, served under Bush from 1991-93 and under Trump from 2019-2020. Barr had initially been one of Trump’s most ardent allies and was accused of being willing to sacrifice the independence of the Justice Department on behalf of the president.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:19:17am
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jaunte  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:19:59am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:20:21am

re: #236 Captain Magic

Imma gonna take a full, hard pass on that one.

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Captain Magic  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:27:39am

Law and Crime:

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, a case in which Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Tex.) campaign challenges federal anti-corruption laws that restrict how private loans can be repaid by political campaigns.

As Cruz sought re-election, he loaned $260,000 in personal funds to his election committee. As intended by Cruz, the exact timing and amount of the loan (made just one day before the general election) presented a problem. Under federal law, there is a $250,000 cap on repayment. Candidates can make personal loans to their campaign, but amounts above that $250,000 may only be repaid with pre-election contributions, and only if those repayments occur within 20 days following the election. Anything exceeding the limit must be recharacterized as a contribution, and not a loan.

Cruz’s $260,000 loan was separated into the two portions required by law: the first $250,000 was repaid to him, and the remaining $10,000 was recharacterized as a contribution. In this way, Cruz established actual financial harm suffered as a result of Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (“BCRA”) — the campaign finance law establishing the loan-repayment limit. Cruz then challenged Section 304 in court, arguing that the loan-repayment limitation violates the First Amendment.

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:29:25am

Wordle 213 5/6

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I really feel I should have gotten this in four today, but the less-common letters tripped me up. I guess it’s the downside of the using-common-letters-in-early-choices strategy. Still at 100%, though.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:29:30am

There must be fifty ways to steal an election.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:29:48am

re: #239 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Imma gonna take a full, hard pass on that one.

I’ll wait for the hentai.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:34:15am

Live from UTC+13, it’s…

Wordle 214 3/6

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danarchy  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:38:55am

re: #197 Jay C

In a country that was actually occupied by actual Nazis, he thinks giving a “Sieg Heil” salute is a wise move at his parole hearing??

Hopefully, he won’t mention Little Green Footballs…..

He was convicted of killing 77 people, he knows he is never getting parole, so he is making the most of the hearing to put on a show.

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lawhawk  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:40:12am

Done.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:40:31am

Republicans aren’t electing smart people.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:41:19am
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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:42:14am

re: #228 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

SCANDAL. 👀

I do have to say that he’s got some pretty girly feet (well, foot).

[Embedded content]

Based on the fact that there are rose petals in the tub, I suspect they also did a little bit of fucking wearing nothing but toenail polish. Very romantic.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:45:08am

I skipped straight to comments once I read Scaramucci.

Nearly three dozen former Trump officials reportedly held a conference call last Monday to discuss undermining their former boss’ influence in the 2022 and 2024 elections.

Among those who participated were former White House communications directors Alyssa Farah Griffin and Anthony Scaramucci, former White House chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, former Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to Vice President Pence Olivia Troye, according to CNN.

Griffin, now a CNN commentator, became a target of the president after she claimed that he knew he lost the 2020 election. On Monday she publicly encouraged Republicans to challenge Trump.

dailymail.co.uk

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:45:49am

I’m stuck using Power BI at work, and hate it so much. It can take hours to validate queries when saving a dataflow, even when the only change is to disable the damn query so I can get some work done elsewhere in the dataflow. My productivity is about a third of what it was when I used mature tools.

The universe is shouting at me to change jobs, but it’s something I dread.

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:46:48am

re: #246 lawhawk

placed my order…then shared the link to facebook

Thank you.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:48:03am

re: #247 jaunte

Republicans aren’t electing smart people.

I don’t want leaders that talk about “their faith” to exploit the evangelicals. I want fact-based leadership.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:51:47am

re: #253 Punish Domestic Terrorists

The pathetic part of the exchange is that Crenshaw is being attacked from the right for being a RINO, (and the girl’s parents probably put her up to questioning his Jesus cred as part of that effort) and this petulance is his idea of a defense.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:53:32am

re: #249 darthstar

Based on the fact that there are rose petals in the tub, I suspect they also did a little bit of fucking wearing nothing but toenail polish. Very romantic.

Well, duh! I mean really, if you’re looking to get clean, take a shower!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:54:17am

re: #246 lawhawk

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Done.

Ordered.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:54:24am
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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:55:03am

re: #247 jaunte

Republicans aren’t electing smart people.

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they dont have to

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sagehen  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:56:11am

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

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I’m not up on all the details of UK political personalities, but I do know that Dominic Cummings is who Benedict Cumberbatch played in that HBO Brexit movie… (if the movie is accurate, he’s the one who came up with using Facebook and Cambridge Analytica to win that election).

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 9:58:39am

re: #250 Shropshire Slasher

I skipped straight to comments once I read Scaramucci.

dailymail.co.uk

Nearly three dozen former Trump officials reportedly held a conference call last Monday to discuss undermining their former boss’ influence in the 2022 and 2024 elections.

……….

“The only items the group seemed to agree upon in its first meeting, however, were that they’re not sure what their way forward should be, and that they are way behind the efforts of former President Donald Trump and his allies to set the stage for 2022, 2024, and beyond.”

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:03:06am

re: #259 sagehen

Dominic Cummings was the brains behind turning Brexit into a poll-winning issue. He’s a malicious little shitgoblin, to be sure, but I will concede he’s brilliant at marketing.

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Jay C  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:07:34am

re: #252 darthstar

placed my order.

Moi aussi.
Hope they arrive sooner rather than later.

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Belafon  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:10:05am

re: #260 Dangerman

……….

“How do we undermine the former president without undermining our fascist agenda?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:12:17am

re: #263 Belafon

“How do we undermine the former president without undermining our fascist agenda?”

How do we appeal to his base and their ballot-box clout while leaving him on the sidelines?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:15:04am

re: #246 lawhawk

Done.

me, too

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makeitstop  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:17:20am

re: #246 lawhawk

Done.

Ordered mine, shared to Facebook.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:24:29am

re: #201 The Pie Overlord!

At least he is getting plenty of opportunities for many different roles. What happened to Elijah Wood after LOTR? He played an Irish gangster in “Hell’s Kitchen” something or other in “Sin City” and then nothing.

Shortly after LOTR, he was in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, a movie I loved.

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makeitstop  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:28:23am

Kind of obscure musical gear news - master amplifier builder Howard Dumble passed away over the weekend. His amplifiers are legendary, and among the most coveted pieces of gear in the world. This is from a 1985 interview, to give you an idea who used his stuff:

Besides (David) Lindley and (Jackson) Browne, the impressive roster of Dumble users includes Larry Carlton, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jay Graydon, Ry Cooder, Tom Verlaine, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford, Dean parks, Carlos Rios, The Beach Boys, Christopher Cross, Tiran Porter, Jimmy Haslip, Jerry Miller, Thom Rhotella, Randy California, Terry Haggerty, Rick Vito, Kenny Loggins, and many others.

I saw one of his amps for sale in a store in LA a couple of years ago. Price tag - $88,000, and a lot of heavy hitters would have called it a bargain.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:28:44am

re: #263 Belafon

“How do we undermine the former president without undermining our fascist agenda?”

how do we undermine a shameless egomaniac who is better at this than we are

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:30:47am

re: #205 Dr Lizardo

Exactly. He’s trolling - he’s a lifer and he knows it.

Is he really a lifer? Isn’t the max sentence in Norway only 21 years?

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:31:33am

So I posted the USPS link on slack at work and was told the company is sending four antigen kits out to every employee + a PCR kit. So we’ll be well stocked in a few days.

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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:33:34am

re: #270 Hecuba’s daughter

Is he really a lifer? Isn’t the max sentence in Norway only 21 years?

From Wiki:
He was sentenced to 21 years in prison, in a form of preventive detention that required a minimum of 10 years incarceration and the possibility of one or more extensions for as long as he is deemed a danger to society. This is the maximum penalty in Norway

(my bolding)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:34:57am

re: #272 William Lewis

From Wiki:
He was sentenced to 21 years in prison, in a form of preventive detention that required a minimum of 10 years incarceration and the possibility of one or more extensions for as long as he is deemed a danger to society. This is the maximum penalty in Norway

(my bolding)

Is that extensions past 21 years or up to it?

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William Lewis  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:37:13am

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is that extensions past 21 years or up to it?

My understanding is beyond; the extension is to the original 21 years.

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darthstar  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:38:20am

My gopher hawk scored another win. I may just have a lawn again this year.

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danarchy  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:39:03am

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Is that extensions past 21 years or up to it?

Past, as long as he is deemed still dangerous they can extend it 5 years at a time ad nauseum. If he ever gets out it will be because he is old and too sick to cause any trouble.

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mmmirele  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:39:25am

I decided not to work again today because I’m having trouble keeping stuff down and I’m running a low-grade fever plus feeling super-disoriented. I fell asleep and had a fever dream, that’s all I can call it. It was a nightmare of work and parents (my late father put in an appearance) and being sick and not being able to keep my eyes open… I woke up when my cat crawled on top of me (which she doesn’t normally do) and I noticed it was 1 pm. I learned it was only just after 11 after I rolled out of bed and went downstairs to get a cup of hot chocolate.

All I keep thinking is how much worse this could be without three vaccines. *shakes head*

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:42:35am

Short Tonga update. Still only three confirmed dead, which is frankly astonishing. This despite,

The Tongan government said Mango, Atata, and Fonoifua islands were being evacuated, and that water supplies in Tonga were seriously affected. It said all houses were destroyed on Mango Island, only two houses remained on Fonoifua and extensive damage occurred on Nomuka Island.

Some of these islands are home to fewer than a hundred people. A 65 year old woman on Mango is one of the dead.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:42:44am

re: #270 Hecuba’s daughter

Is he really a lifer? Isn’t the max sentence in Norway only 21 years?

He can be held for another five years after he serves the max if a court determines he’s still a danger. And then another five, then another five years, etc., etc. IIRC.

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Dangerman  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:45:06am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:49:24am

re: #277 mmmirele

I decided not to work again today because I’m having trouble keeping stuff down and I’m running a low-grade fever plus feeling super-disoriented. I fell asleep and had a fever dream, that’s all I can call it. It was a nightmare of work and parents (my late father put in an appearance) and being sick and not being able to keep my eyes open… I woke up when my cat crawled on top of me (which she doesn’t normally do) and I noticed it was 1 pm. I learned it was only just after 11 after I rolled out of bed and went downstairs to get a cup of hot chocolate.

All I keep thinking is how much worse this could be without three vaccines. *shakes head*

Did you test positive? My unvaxxed coworker had delirium (hallucinations) for six days. And that dumb fucker still won’t vaccinate.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:50:53am

re: #241 Jay C

Wordle 213 5/6

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I really feel I should have gotten this in four today, but the less-common letters tripped me up. I guess it’s the downside of the using-common-letters-in-early-choices strategy. Still at 100%, though.

This one took me 5 also.

Wordle 213 5/6

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Mike Lamb  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:51:45am

re: #201 The Pie Overlord!

At least he is getting plenty of opportunities for many different roles. What happened to Elijah Wood after LOTR? He played an Irish gangster in “Hell’s Kitchen” something or other in “Sin City” and then nothing.

Green Street Elite was good, in my opinion. About an American kid who gets into the hooligan lifestyle as a fan of English soccer.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 18, 2022 • 10:57:53am

re: #246 lawhawk

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Done.

Same here. 4 on the way.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 18, 2022 • 11:17:31am

re: #257 No Malarkey!

Rich people are literally running out of shit to buy

They could invest a good bit in psychotherapy.

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retired cynic  Jan 18, 2022 • 11:43:07am

re: #157 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, but they’re also hedging a bit in case things get worse. So far, though cases are increasing, hospitalizations - and people in serious condition - are declining significantly.

There’s also the old saying, “Kdo nedělá vůbec nic, nic nepokazí”, which translates to “He who does nothing at all does nothing wrong”. IOW, if you don’t go out on a limb, it won’t get sawn off from underneath you. It explains a good deal of the general inertia here.

Why Sununu Decided Against Senate Bid
politicalwire.com 18, 2022 at 10:41 am EST By Taegan Goddard 23 Comments

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) told the Washington Examiner that was on the verge of running for Senate and but then he talked it over with Republican senators.

Said Sununu: “They were all, for the most part, content with the speed at which they weren’t doing anything. It was very clear that we just have to hold the line for two years. OK, so I’m just going to be a roadblock for two years. That’s not what I do.”


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