Mind-Blowing Modern Jazz Fusion: GEM, “Crazy Tweaks”

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Just discovered this wild video that’s almost two years old, featuring Dirty Loops bassist Henrik Linder and two amazing dudes I hadn’t heard before. The bass lines in this are unbelievable.

GEM is a project featuring Meinl Cymbals artist Matt Garstka, pianist Eldar Djangirov, and bassist Henrik Linder. Matt’s Meinl Cymbals setup from left to right, if sitting behind the kit, is as follows:

14” Byzance Jazz Thin Hihats
18” Byzance Jazz Extra Thin Crash
8” Byzance Traditional Splash
18” Byzance Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash
22” Byzance Vintage Pure Ride
Artist Concept Model Fat Stack
20” Byzance Equilibrium China

Piano, synths, composition, and mixing by Eldar Djangirov
Drums - Matt Garstka
Bass - Henrik Linder

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268 comments
1
ipsos  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:41:55pm

WTF Twitter Safety? Just got an email about my report about the latest Chucky Floorpooper account saying it wasn’t breaking any rules.

Srsly WTF?

2
Dave In Austin  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:45:41pm
3
Charles Johnson  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:49:09pm

re: #1 ipsos

Yeah, I just had someone tell me the same thing on Twitter.

Sometimes it takes a little while for Twitter to take action on Chuck. But maybe Chuck’s right, maybe they’ll eventually give in and let him run amok again. Could go either way with these clowns.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:53:55pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Yeah, I just had someone tell me the same thing on Twitter.

Sometimes it takes a little while for Twitter to take action on Chuck. But maybe Chuck’s right, maybe they’ll eventually give in and let him run amok again. Could go either way with these clowns.

The way I look it it, he will get kicked off twitter for saying something stupid. It’s his superpower.

5
nicdanger  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:56:32pm

re: #2 Dave In Austin

I knew it would be tasty…enjoy!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:57:55pm

re: #4 I Would Prefer Not To

You’d think that after 30+ attempts to evade a permanent ban they’d be a little more aware of this dude, but Twitter can be remarkably obtuse.

7
Dave In Austin  Jan 23, 2022 • 5:59:20pm
8
plansbandc  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:00:16pm
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TedStriker  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:02:35pm

re: #8 plansbandc

Cat: “DON”T JUDGE ME!”

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Citizen K  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:03:10pm

It’s broken record stuff at this point, but it still needs to be called out. Dean Baquet’s NYT has just decided it should openly launder insurrectionists into some kind of respectable movement.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:11:51pm

B&G….. A Thread.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:12:16pm

re: #10 Citizen K

They must have forgot the part where Trump put reporters in cages and repeatedly threatened them.

13
darthstar  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:14:50pm

Tonight’s dinner has nothing to do with the football game.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:16:03pm

re: #10 Citizen K

Something very bad is going on at the New York Times, and to a lesser extent the Washington Post. I’ve been very close to canceling my WaPo subscription lately. They all seem to be tacking to the right to increase their profits, with no regard for the damage they’re doing to the country by enabling the fascist GOP and their thugs.

15
TedStriker  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:19:10pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Something very bad is going on at the New York Times, and to a lesser extent the Washington Post. I’ve been very close to canceling my WaPo subscription lately. They all seem to be tacking to the right to increase their profits, with no regard for the damage they’re doing to the country by enabling the fascist GOP and their thugs.

They’ll fuck over all of us, just to be the last up against the wall.

“Democracy dies in darkness”, eh, WaPo? Seems to me and a lot of other people that you’re doing more that your part to piss on that candle.

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retired cynic  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:19:31pm
Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo sings in Catalan “Amazing grace” (“Avui vull agrair”), a Christian hymn composed in the 18th century [before Beethoven] by English poet and cleric John Newton.
The show was run in the Sacred Family Basilic [Antonio Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia], in Barcelona, also presenting the city Symphonic Orchestra and the Xuntanza Band of Pipes. [concert for victims of terrorism]
The Sacred Family Basilic began being constructed in 1882 and may be finished in 2026
Catalan is an official language [from the Moors] in the Spanish region of Catalonia, together with Spanish

“Amazing grace” in… catalan

17
Charles Johnson  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:23:06pm
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Florida Panhandler  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:23:14pm

re: #10 Citizen K

It’s broken record stuff at this point, but it still needs to be called out. Dean Baquet’s NYT has just decided it should openly launder insurrectionists into some kind of respectable movement.

Once again, the NYT figuring Calculus into their content. After all, they do want to survive as an entity in post-Fascist takeover of America. Both-sides is a sure way to at least give the Board an Out during the “anti-American” kangaroo trials to come.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:23:39pm

re: #15 TedStriker

More like it dies right out in the fucking open these days.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:25:46pm

re: #11 Dave In Austin

B&G….. A Thread.

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I could live alternating between sausage gravy and biscuits and pizza. I wouldn’t live long, but I’d die happy.

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Belafon  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:27:03pm

People talk about the Rams as if they nearly collapsed, but here’s the thing: you had better be ahead by 15 points in the last five minutes against Brady or there’s no guarantee you’ll win. And I do not like him.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:27:52pm

re: #20 Barefoot Grin

I could live alternating between sausage gravy and biscuits and pizza. I wouldn’t live long, but I’d die happy.

I’m right there with you. And don’t forget the pineapple!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:27:56pm

Bills!

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:29:14pm

re: #19 Eclectic Cyborg

More like it dies right out in the fucking open these days.

Democracy dies in darkness, and the American media is a fucking umbrella.

25
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:30:19pm
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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:30:28pm

re: #18 Florida Panhandler

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:34:27pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:34:44pm
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William Lewis  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:36:43pm

re: #20 Barefoot Grin

I could live alternating between sausage gravy and biscuits and pizza. I wouldn’t live long, but I’d die happy.

I’d need fried eggs along with the biscuits & gravy but otherwise, yeah.

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jaunte  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:38:14pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

The device my jewelry-averse wife asked for instead of an engagement ring.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:38:40pm

Honestly, the only thing I cared about with this sports ball playoff stuff was Rogers and Brady losing. But this Bills/Chiefs game is also down to the wire. I don’t remember a playoff season like this. Ever.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:40:26pm

Holy crap. Wow.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:40:44pm

I just heard my son scream. He’s watching the Buffalo/KC game.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:42:30pm

re: #33 The Pie Overlord!

I just heard my son scream. He’s watching the Buffalo/KC game.

I screamed too
And I’m not a Bills or Chiefs fan

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gwangung  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:42:41pm

This has been an enormously entertaining weekend of NFL playoff games.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:44:41pm

Oh my lord. 😂😂😂

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William Lewis  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:46:41pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

It was a neat toy, that first Macintosh with its pitiful 128k RAM.

Then came the LaserWriter, Aldus Pagemaker and shortly after that the Macintosh Plus which finally had enough RAM to begin to be useful.

That finally shook things up for real and Jobs was able to take advantage of it.

The Amiga and the Atari ST both came out then too and both were superior in many ways except neither Commodore nor Atari had anyone like Jobs.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:47:56pm

re: #36 GlutenFreeJesus

Oh my lord. 😂😂😂

I’m not sure I can survive overtime

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:48:47pm

Can someone explain this.

I listening to the game on the radio in NYC and watching the score on ESPN online. The radio broadcast is ten seconds behind online. Why?
(I don’t watch TV cause I can listen to the game and write at the same time).

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:49:25pm

re: #39 I Would Prefer Not To

Can someone explain this.

I listening to the game on the radio in NYC and watching the score on ESPN online. The radio broadcast is ten seconds behind online. Why?
(I don’t watch TV cause I can listen to the game and write at the same time).

Broadcasts are often delayed in the case of unfortunate slip-ups by on-air personalities.

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William Lewis  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:50:06pm

re: #35 gwangung

This has been an enormously entertaining weekend of NFL playoff games.

Three walk-off field goals giving victory to the under dogs and the last game going into OT? I do not remember a playoff weekend like it.

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Belafon  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:52:07pm

I wonder who placed bets on the final not including the bucs, packers, or the titans?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:56:13pm

The bills had a good run.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 23, 2022 • 6:59:10pm

re: #43 I Would Prefer Not To

The bills had a good run.

Allen must be pissed at his defense right now.

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austin_blue  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:01:04pm

Was watching PBS, just changed channels and watched KC win the game in OT.

Watched the other three games and apparently, this was the best playoff weekend in history.

I’m good with that.

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Dangerman  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:08:13pm

re: #45 austin_blue

Was watching PBS, just changed channels and watched KC win the game in OT.

Watched the other three games and apparently, this was the best playoff weekend in history.

I’m good with that.

Were watching justified

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Dangerman  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:15:15pm

re: #46 Dangerman

Were watching justified

We don’t do sports.
Something important or Interesting happens, we get from you all here

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jaunte  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:28:49pm
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BeachDem  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:33:03pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Something very bad is going on at the New York Times, and to a lesser extent the Washington Post. I’ve been very close to canceling my WaPo subscription lately. They all seem to be tacking to the right to increase their profits, with no regard for the damage they’re doing to the country by enabling the fascist GOP and their thugs.

Marty Baron’s departure is really evident in some of the crap the WaPo is now pushing. The man is sadly missed.

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Citizen K  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:33:41pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

Something very bad is going on at the New York Times, and to a lesser extent the Washington Post. I’ve been very close to canceling my WaPo subscription lately. They all seem to be tacking to the right to increase their profits, with no regard for the damage they’re doing to the country by enabling the fascist GOP and their thugs.

At this point, I’m not even sure it’s about profits anymore. The editors and management seem to be true believers far as treating conservative voters as literally all that matters. I’m not even sure how this increases their profits, considering the conservative reader base they’d keep chasing under that idea never gives them the time of day because nothing they could do would shake the ‘liberal media’ label. Considering Baquet and co.’s public statements on the whole thing, they literally believe that they’re too liberal and must give conservative voices even more coverage to exclusion, because they’re the voices that matter, and they’ve been ‘too hard’ on them.

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austin_blue  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:40:24pm

Paid my property tax this week.

$13,665 for a house I bought for $155,000 in 1997.

But we don’t have a personal income tax! Yay for us!

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austin_blue  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:53:06pm

Sorry for killing the thread!

I’m off for the rack.

Be nice to each other.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 23, 2022 • 7:57:24pm

re: #52 austin_blue

Sorry for killing the thread!

I’m off for the rack.

Be nice to each other.

Death & taxes.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 23, 2022 • 8:24:20pm

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

They must have forgot the part where Trump put reporters in cages and repeatedly threatened them.

They didn’t forget. They actually miss those days.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 23, 2022 • 8:31:50pm

re: #12 Eclectic Cyborg

They must have forgot the part where Trump put reporters in cages and repeatedly threatened them.

The reporters who were put in cages and the reporters who sit on senior editorial boards are two different groups of people.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 23, 2022 • 8:52:42pm

via Crooks and Liars

YouTube

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jaunte  Jan 23, 2022 • 9:25:50pm
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JC1  Jan 23, 2022 • 9:46:24pm

re: #51 austin_blue

Paid my property tax this week.

$13,665 for a house I bought for $155,000 in 1997.

But we don’t have a personal income tax! Yay for us!

Does that go to the city or state? Property taxes in my area are used to fund town expenses like schools, police, etc

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JC1  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:00:33pm

Wordle 219 6/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟨⬛🟨⬛
🟨⬛🟨🟨⬛
🟨⬛🟨⬛🟨
⬛🟨🟩⬛🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Barely got this one.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:09:07pm

re: #51 austin_blue

Paid my property tax this week.

$13,665 for a house I bought for $155,000 in 1997.

But we don’t have a personal income tax! Yay for us!

Yikes, that’s a high property tax rate.

Right wing talking heads always claiming California has high taxes, but our property taxes are quite low thanks to Prop 13.

And that is a problem, because it means revenue has to be raised in other ways. So the state income tax is relatively high for the upper tax bracket.

Sales tax is also high because, again, the local communities don’t get enough from the 1% (+ misc) from the property tax.

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RinaX  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:15:49pm

Wordle 219 4/6

⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜
⬜🟨⬜🟩⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

This one took me awhile.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:17:19pm

re: #37 William Lewis

The Amiga and the Atari ST both came out then too and both were superior in many ways except neither Commodore nor Atari had anyone like Jobs.

Commodore was poorly run and ended up being a front for who knows what untoward international intrigue, being a Bahamian corporation with former US official on the board.

Atari as a company never really recovered from the collapse of their gaming business.

But you’re right - both of the companies 68000-based computers had a great deal going for them, expecially the Amiga.

However, success in business is about longevity and strategy, and Steve Jobs knew how to do that.

I loved the early Macs, and had both Macs and PCs at work but prefered the Macs. At the time of the Mac II a great deal of innovative software came along to take advantage of the greatly upgraded capabilities. I still can’t find software today that does for me what I had back then.

My Amigas (had the original and the second version with card box) were fun but so poorly supported that I had to let them go.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:18:28pm

re: #59 JC1

It was definitely a challenge.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:19:24pm

The Amiga was a multi-processor computer. The graphics chip were very advanced for the time and could be programmed.

The graphics output chip could be programmed to change the clock rate on output. That meant that for a single scan line one could change the clock, i.e., change the horizontal resolution.

That was unheard of in low-cost graphics at the time.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:29:13pm
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Citizen K  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:46:41pm

Wordle 219 4/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛
⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

This one threw me, and I definitely ended up letter-fishing for my third guess, which is probably the only way I got it on the 4th.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 23, 2022 • 10:49:41pm

Just a guess but this

might be related to this, whatever it is.

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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:02:10pm

re: #67 Dread Pirate Ron

It’s part of a military installation/complex in the Grodna District, about a half mile inside the Belorussian side of the Polish-Belorussian border near Kaniuchi, Belorussia.

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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:17:35pm

re: #68 ckkatz

More data -

The local area contains the Belorussian Western Command. A quick google shows the 6th Mech Bde, 557th Engineer Bde, 74th Signal Rgt and 250th “Protection and Maintenance” Btn (sounds like the garrison)

The Koniuchi/Labna complex appears to contain the 1st Air Defense Rgt. Which seems reasonable since there are a lot of vehicles in permanent revetments and a number of underground ammunition storage bunkers.

google.com

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:19:07pm

second pass

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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:34:26pm

The plane is flying from Poland to Latvia around the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

en.wikipedia.org

If the Russians are planning on trying something in the Baltic it will likely originate there. More likely they may try to pretend to do something to distract Polish and Latvian NATO forces while the Russians invade Ukraine on the other side of Belorussia/Belarus.

The forces in western Belarus are generally considered too small to militarily cover the area and protect access to the Russian Kaliningrad enclave. Further, the Belarus units there are generally at 50% strength and would require mobilization and augmentation to even reach their full strength. Finally, I had heard that Russia had reinforced their Kaliningrad garrison.

I suspect that the plane was checking out these things as well as the ships that had recently sailed past Sweden’s Gotland Island to there.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:36:06pm

re: #69 ckkatz

More data -

The local area contains the Belorussian Western Command. A quick google shows the 6th Mech Bde, 557th Engineer Bde, 74th Signal Rgt and 250th “Protection and Maintenance” Btn (sounds like the garrison)

The Koniuchi/Labna complex appears to contain the 1st Air Defense Rgt. Which seems reasonable since there are a lot of vehicles in permanent revetments and a number of underground ammunition storage bunkers.

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google.com

Those aren’t underground bunkers, they’re elevation berms. To park the radar systems for the battery. I’ve “attacked” a similar Hawk missile set up at Grafenwoehr a number of times.
This is me catching some Zs on one in Mar 02. Sucking up some rays after spending 3 days in the snow covered forest. The site used a curved ramp. You can see the concrete retention wall of the other side of the ramp/berm

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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:42:51pm

re: #72 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Those aren’t underground bunkers, they’re elevation berms. To park the radar systems for the battery. I’ve “attacked” a similar Hawk missile set up at Grafenwoehr a number of times.
This is me catching some Zs on one in Mar 82. Sucking up some rays after spending 3 dy in the snow covered forest. The site used a curved ramp. You can see the concrete retention wall of the other side of the ramp/berm

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Sounds reasonable to me. I was a gunbunny and never played ADA.

Thanks for pointing that out!

ETA - Do I see a AN/PRC-77?

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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:50:04pm

G’Nite all! Off to bed with me!

Thought for the evening:

Light travels faster than sound…
That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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William Lewis  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:50:37pm

re: #73 ckkatz

Sounds reasonable to me. I was a gunbunny and never played ADA.

Thanks for pointing that out!

ETA - Do I see a AN/PRC-77?

More likely a AN/PRC-113 SINCGARS frequency hopper.

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retired cynic  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:52:40pm

re: #75 William Lewis

More likely a AN/PRC-113 SINCGARS frequency hopper.

hmmm

sounds like a new covid variant

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ckkatz  Jan 23, 2022 • 11:56:48pm

re: #76 retired cynic

hmmm

sounds like a new covid variant

Those were military radios that us geezers used 40-50 years ago. *sigh*

The AN/PRC-77 weighed about 14 lbs and was known colloquially as the ‘prick-77’.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:06:59am

re: #73 ckkatz

Sounds reasonable to me. I was a gunbunny and never played ADA.

Thanks for pointing that out!

ETA - Do I see a AN/PRC-77?

re: #75 William Lewis

More likely a AN/PRC-113 SINCGARS frequency hopper.

AN/PRC-119E. Never would I have guessed I would still be carrying a damn radio as a 1SG. Hell, half the time I typically carried a PRC, and one (sometimes two) non-secure handhelds (walkies)

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:07:13am

Grrr…

By the way, I just realized that I said Latvia when I should have said Lithuania. My apologies to all. Definitely time for me to head to bed.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:08:39am

re: #62 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Commodore was poorly run and ended up being a front for who knows what untoward international intrigue, being a Bahamian corporation with former US official on the board.

Atari as a company never really recovered from the collapse of their gaming business.

But you’re right - both of the companies 68000-based computers had a great deal going for them, expecially the Amiga.

However, success in business is about longevity and strategy, and Steve Jobs knew how to do that.

I loved the early Macs, and had both Macs and PCs at work but prefered the Macs. At the time of the Mac II a great deal of innovative software came along to take advantage of the greatly upgraded capabilities. I still can’t find software today that does for me what I had back then.

My Amigas (had the original and the second version with card box) were fun but so poorly supported that I had to let them go.

Commodore and Atari basically killed each other, largely through fighting over IBM and Apple’s table scraps. Commodore was almost hilariously mismanaged, meandering down all sorts of tech blind allies and treating their retailers like shit to the point that many just stopped dealing with them altogether. And Atari was already shaky before the Crash of ‘83, as the sale to Warner and the subsequent change from innovation to flooding the market was killing sales. One of my favorite bits of trivia about Atari is that they blew up opportunities to sell not only the NES but the Sega Genesis under license in the US because their CEOs were greedy, incompetent hotheads.

Ironically, what killed them almost did Apple in when they pushed Jobs because they felt he was endangering the company’s profitability by pursuing experimental tech rather than just churning out slightly better versions of their existing computer lines every other year.

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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:21:58am

re: #66 Citizen K

Wordle 219 4/6

This one threw me, and I definitely ended up letter-fishing for my third guess, which is probably the only way I got it on the 4th.

I did my fishing on the second move. Got nothing but it helped set up my final guess.

Wordle 219 4/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜🟨🟩⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:27:36am

re: #77 ckkatz

Those were military radios that us geezers used 40-50 years ago. *sigh*

The AN/PRC-77 weighed about 14 lbs and was known colloquially as the ‘prick-77’.

Oh yeah, happy days, a ‘77 and KY-57. Or when I was in a Scout platoon at Ft Campbell our HQs element (3 of us) were carrying 2 PRC-113s, a PRC-104 HF radio, spools of antenna wire for the HF system, and the head of an OE-254 antenna we would sometimes hang up in the top of trees

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:36:39am

re: #78 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Do’oh. Misremembered the number.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:53:59am

re: #83 William Lewis

Do’oh. Misremembered the number.

The E was nice because it was more compact & weighed a little less, but also annoying because it’s size left it flopping around in your ruck’s radio pouch.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:02:05am

Took Twitter long enough, but they finally suspended the Rage Furby’s account.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2022 • 1:55:42am

Apparently the Gray Lady got her marching orders today to suck some serious corporate dick:

You know how you “inoculate” your business, NYT? You start with raising pay rates and benefits to a point that people feel that working the job is worth whatever abuse they face every day. Then you start by addressing the abuse, whether it’s getting the petty tyrants you call “managers” on a leash, getting bitchy customers to back the fuck off, or (here’s a wild thought) not defaulting to punishing your employees in an attempted act of contrition to appease said bitchy customers.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:07:29am

Wordle 219 3/6

⬜⬜🟧⬜⬜
⬜🟦🟧⬜🟦
🟧🟧🟧🟧🟧

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:26:22am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 2:55:48am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:06:47am

I celebrate dead Nazis being dead

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:09:09am

re: #89 Dave In Austin

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I do, but that’s because I’m not a douchenozzle who leaves carts sitting in the middle of parking spots so that someone else has to get out of their car just to do something that should be common courtesy.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:14:21am

re: #91 Targetpractice

I’ve also been know to help the kids pushing 30 carts back to the store.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:34:08am

re: #92 Dave In Austin

I’ve also been know to help the kids pushing 30 carts back to the store.

Ayep, I worked as a bagger for Food Lion as my first job, and I remember management riding my ass because I wouldn’t move huge rows of carts in with haste so they could find some other menial shit for me to do. Then I see these guys with those motorized assists to move long lines of carts and get jealous.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:43:37am

This is horrible but WELP……

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:55:00am

re: #86 Targetpractice

Apparently the Gray Lady got her marching orders today to suck some serious corporate dick:

You know how you “inoculate” your business, NYT? You start with raising pay rates and benefits to a point that people feel that working the job is worth whatever abuse they face every day. Then you start by addressing the abuse, whether it’s getting the petty tyrants you call “managers” on a leash, getting bitchy customers to back the fuck off, or (here’s a wild thought) not defaulting to punishing your employees in an attempted act of contrition to appease said bitchy customers.

We are here to serve the market and to be happy with any droplets that trickle down to us.

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:59:27am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:05:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:11:34am

re: #97 Dave In Austin

National Socialist Grammarian kicks down door and shouts: Passers-by!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:19:22am

I have a vaccination booster appointment (Auffrischungsimpfungstermin) tomorrow.

Just received my confirmation of same (Auffrischungsimpfungsterminbestätigung)

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:24:41am

I guess the booster finally caught up with me. Had chills for a few hours Saturday night, and then just a very low grade headache for most of Sunday, but was surprised I wasn’t really at all fatigued. Decided last night I couldn’t even watch the second half of bills/chiefs because I just wanted to go to bed, so then woke up once about 4:30, and then again about 15 minutes ago, so nearly 12 hours of sleep, which I haven’t done since I was a teenager.

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No Malarkey!  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:26:12am

re: #60 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yikes, that’s a high property tax rate.

Right wing talking heads always claiming California has high taxes, but our property taxes are quite low thanks to Prop 13.

And that is a problem, because it means revenue has to be raised in other ways. So the state income tax is relatively high for the upper tax bracket.

Sales tax is also high because, again, the local communities don’t get enough from the 1% (+ misc) from the property tax.

Well, he bought it for $155k 25 years ago; he didn’t say what the house is valued at now.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:28:58am

This isn’t really all that much of a sports ball place but one thought about this weekend:

Thirty-one points scored after the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter.

Not a good time to leave early!

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:31:17am

When I do wordle, if I try to place a word but I don’t pronounce it correctly, I don’t even recognize it as an actual word. Even when told that this is the final word, I am wtf?
example: (not a recent word)

laity
lā′ĭ-tē
noun
1. Laypeople considered as a group.
2. All those persons who are not members of a given profession or other specialized field.
3. The state of being a layman, or of not being in orders.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:33:28am

re: #103 Ming5000

When I do wordle, if I try to place a word but I don’t pronounce it correctly, I don’t even recognize it as an actual word. Even when told that this is the final word, I am wtf?
example: (not a recent word)

I thought it was a kind of fancy coffee…

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:36:54am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Dang! Add some ground candy cane and call it a Pink Laity! $$$

[edit] Maybe not

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:38:52am

My first miss on Wordle today. Feels bad.

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:42:18am

re: #106 Dopamine Fish

Was it one of those where you have 4 green squares and are only trying to find the final letter?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:43:08am

So, the big news in our valley is that an Israeli millionaire of Ukrainian origin (rumored to have associations with the Hare Krishnas), Alexander Dragilev, has just purchased the Heimburg, the castle located on the Rhine at the mouth of the valley in Niederheimbach.

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:44:42am

re: #107 Ming5000

Was it one of those where you have 4 green squares and are only trying to find the final letter?

I made multiple mistakes in my guesses; I had a letter in the right position that would have given away the word, but I missed that in my frustration at getting down to 5 guesses and making other stupid mistakes.

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:47:03am

This is an interesting thread. Lots of pictures. The story starts small but gets bigger.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:56:04am

re: #86 Targetpractice

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 4:58:30am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I thought it was a kind of fancy coffee…

i just did one on wordle unlimited where i missed “rough” as the word because I had the four letters, with the ug being next to each other, but out of order, and I somehow dismissed the idea that anything could come after the ug and still be english. and I was right, because who the fuck creates a language in which a gh sound is f, other than perhaps the irish or the scots?

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Dave In Austin  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:01:27am

re: #98 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

National Socialist Grammarian kicks down door and shouts: Passers-by!!!

She looks like she’s singing…. A good Graphics person could have fun with that. Owl sing Opera….

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:03:09am

Just so you know:

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:04:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:06:59am

re: #115 Belafon

Noem-Nothing

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:09:27am

The Guardian: Sarah Palin takes on New York Times in defamation trial
Lawsuit claims 2017 editorial falsely linked her to a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in which Gabby Giffords was severely injured

A defamation trial pitting Sarah Palin against the New York Times will open on Monday over a 2017 editorial which the former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential pick says falsely linked her to a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

The editorial was published after a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, in which Steve Scalise, a member of House Republican leadership, was wounded.

The Times said the Tucson shooting, in which six people were killed and a Democratic congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, was severely injured, came after Palin’s political action committee circulated a map putting 20 Democrats including Giffords under “stylised cross hairs”, and that “the link to political incitement was clear”.

Palin objected to language that James Bennet, The Times’s former editorial page editor, added to a draft prepared by a colleague. She contends that the added material fitted Bennet’s “preconceived narrative” and as an “experienced editor” he knew and understood the meaning of his words. She is seeking unspecified damages, but according to court papers has estimated $421,000 in damage to her reputation.

The Times corrected the editorial to remove any connection between political rhetoric and the Arizona shooting. Bennet has said he did not intend to blame Palin.

This weekend, a Times spokesperson told CNN: “We published an editorial about an important topic that contained an inaccuracy. We set the record straight with a correction. We are deeply committed to fairness and accuracy in our journalism, and when we fall short, we correct our errors publicly, as we did in this case.”

Many contend that Palin deserves criticism for employing dangerous rhetoric - if not in direct relation to the Tucson shooting.

On Sunday, the gun control campaigner Shannon Watts said: “In 2010, Sarah Palin created a target list with crosshairs of a gun sight over Congress members’ districts. While that campaign may not have been directly related to the Tucson shooting, she helped create today’s culture of political threats and violence.”

But on the right, many hope Palin’s case against The Times will lead to a revision of the high standard for proving libel of US public figures - an aim cherished by Donald Trump among others.

Freedom of the press is enshrined in the first amendment to the US constitution, ratified in 1791. The supreme court adopted the “actual malice” standard, which makes it difficult for public figures to win libel lawsuits, in 1964, in the landmark New York Times v Sullivan decision.

Two justices on the current, conservative-dominated supreme court, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch, have suggested revisiting that standard and Palin has signaled that she will challenge the Sullivan precedent on appeal if she loses at trial.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:09:57am

re: #115 Belafon

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Another “straight-talking” Republican who can dance better than Michael Flatley

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:11:50am

re: #115 Belafon

Doing what they’ve been doing the past two years?

So, going from having nearly no cases, refusing to do any prep when the first wave and successive waves came, and being in the top 15 for per capita cases, death rates, and showing that Abbott and DeSantis aren’t the only GOP death merchants around.

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:13:04am

in other news, i desperately need a haircut, but my damned antigens apparently don’t boost omicron protection for another week. fucking antigens!! never there when you need them. instead, they’re apparently busy consuming my thyroid gland.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:13:24am

Who’d have seen this coming. #FAFO

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:19:23am

re: #121 lawhawk

Who’d have seen this coming. #FAFO

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honestly, i don’t wish for these people to die. i’ve done incredibly stupid things in my time as well. but it really is kind of a nice confirmation as to having made the right choice to vaxx.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:25:41am

re: #122 steve_davis

I don’t want them dying either. They’re taking up resources that are causing people who’ve done everything right (like vaccinating, taking care of themselves, masking, social distancing, etc.) but having a car wreck or a fall or having a completely unrelated health crisis and finding that their hospital doesn’t have staff or resources because they’re overrun with covid cases.

That’s the problem - it’s not just the covid deaths and patients in hospitals. It’s the add-on effect causing reduced care for everyone else needing regular health care services. The GOP are breaking health care for everyone, all in the hope of breaking Biden’s administration.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:27:30am

re: #123 lawhawk

That’s the problem - it’s not just the covid deaths and patients in hospitals. It’s the add-on effect causing reduced care for everyone else needing regular health care services. The GOP are breaking health care for everyone, all in the hope of breaking Biden’s administration.

And the closed schools and disrupted businesses that they engender…

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Teukka  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:28:28am

Update: Now jabbed thrice, this time with Moderna/SpikeVax.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:35:14am

I. AM. DED.

Watch this video. Whoever did this is a genius. And yes, I am going to burn in hell. WhatEvs.

sorryantivaxxer.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:35:46am

re: #126 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I. AM. DED.

Watch this video. Whoever did this is a genius. And yes, I am going to burn in hell. WhatEvs.

sorryantivaxxer.com

It’s under the Update in case the link craps out and takes you to the wrong place.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:38:57am

British scientist visiting Atlanta suburb killed by stray bullet while lying in bed

A British astrophysicist visiting his girlfriend just outside Atlanta was killed by a stray bullet on Jan. 16 that struck him while he was lying in bed. Matthew Willson, 31, died of a single gunshot wound to the head after being transported to a hospital, local law enforcement said Thursday.

Willson, who was from Chertsey, a London suburb, was next to his girlfriend when he was shot in Brookhaven, Ga., around 2 a.m. The couple heard a heavy round of gunshots when she suggested calling the police, she told British media, which reported they had met when he worked as a researcher at Georgia State University.

“His last words were, ‘Sure, I’m sure they are just messing around,’ ” said his partner, Katherine Shepard, who saw him slumping over in the dark, only to realize he had been hit. She recalled trying to stop the bleeding from his head with a towel, urging him to “stay with me” as his eyes closed and he struggled to breathe.

The Briton’s killing made headlines in Britain, which has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world and some of the strictest firearms laws, including comprehensive background checks.

BBC
The Independent

Great going, ammosexual freaks, and fuck you, Wayne LaPierre.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:42:27am

re: #128 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

British scientist visiting Atlanta suburb killed by stray bullet while lying in bed

BBC
The Independent

Great going, ammosexual freaks, and fuck you, Wayne LaPierre.

Only one killing, hardly newsworthy in the USA

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:45:35am

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

Only one killing, hardly newsworthy in the USA

Yeah, it likely won’t even make the news.

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jeffreyw  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:50:18am

a bobcat IMG 7103

Good morning!

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JC1  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:53:08am

re: #120 steve_davis

in other news, i desperately need a haircut, but my damned antigens apparently don’t boost omicron protection for another week. fucking antigens!! never there when you need them. instead, they’re apparently busy consuming my thyroid gland.

Just shave your head. I’ve been doing it every few months since covid started. Only went for a haircut twice in that time.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:57:35am

Sidney Powell says she’s going to go before the J6 committee and present them with evidence of how the election was stolen.

Kraken, anyone?

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:58:47am

yeah, he drew his gun and aimed it.
but he didn’t shoot
no one got hurt so no big deal.

she threatened a school board she’d come back with her guns
but no one got hurt
so small bail and ROR.
(oh and when she said ‘guns’ she didnt mean actual guns)

a copy of a draft executive order that would have called on the U.S. military to seize all the voting machines in the country.
It was a plan. A real plan.
Contemplated in the White House.
Pretty much the definition of a military coup.
there should be sirens, bells, lights flashing.
but it didnt happen, so…mostly crickets.

what the fuck is wrong with us?

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 5:59:32am

re: #133 darthstar

So, after being incapable of presenting any actual evidence in any court of law when they’re trying to litigate fraud, she’s going to try the same dog and pony show with the 1/6 Commission.

I’m hoping for contempt charges being referred to the DOJ.

Because you know that’s where this is going…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:12:02am

re: #133 darthstar

Sidney Powell says she’s going to go before the J6 committee and present them with evidence of how the election was stolen.

Kraken, anyone?

She will play this before any audience that will listen to her because she knows that her base believes her and is convinced that she is a voice crying out in the wilderness.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:15:27am

Daughter was in Lubbock this weekend to visit her mom’s relatives (and put flowers on her mom’s grave, which will also be my gravesite at some point in the future). She posted this today:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:18:34am

re: #110 Ming5000

This is an interesting thread. Lots of pictures. The story starts small but gets bigger.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:20:44am

re: #136 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Bad covid takes.

Covid deaths only pile up in cemeteries. Weird.

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:22:15am

re: #140 lawhawk

Bad covid takes.

Covid deaths only pile up in cemeteries. Weird.

I swore off hospice services for a similar reason.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:27:00am

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

report that the plow was not ODOT

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:29:45am

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

report that the plow was not ODOT

Not an errant, rogue, plow. The Ohio turnpike was sold to a for profit 3rd party a while ago.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:29:56am

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Teukka  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:31:53am

Wow. My sarcasm meter just blew its HRC high level fuse… 👀

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:33:56am

re: #64 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The Amiga was a multi-processor computer. The graphics chip were very advanced for the time and could be programmed.

The graphics output chip could be programmed to change the clock rate on output. That meant that for a single scan line one could change the clock, i.e., change the horizontal resolution.

That was unheard of in low-cost graphics at the time.

I had a friend that did animation on his Amiga. He loved it for that.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:39:33am

Batten down the hatches. Supremes raring to do to affirmative action what they did to the VRA years ago.

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:47:25am

re: #58 JC1

Does that go to the city or state? Property taxes in my area are used to fund town expenses like schools, police, etc

A chunk to the school district, a chunk to the County and city, a chunk to the JuCo, and a chunk to the five county Hospital District district.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:51:17am

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jesus, that one car just missed skewering its passengers on the end of a section of guardrail, that could have been fatal as hell…

Have the plough operator/driver been identified?

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No Malarkey!  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:55:58am

Of course.

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 6:57:21am

re: #145 Teukka

Wow. My sarcasm meter just blew its HRC high level fuse… 👀

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so lituania was kind of a big deal in 1430. I did not know that.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:00:05am
Democrats have reacted angrily to the news that Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares has fired the top lawyer for the University of Virginia while he was on leave to work on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack.

Victoria LaCivita, spokeswoman for the newly appointed Jason Miyares, said the decision to fire Democrat Tim Heaphy had “nothing to do” with his work on the January 6 committee looking into the insurrection.

…..
While attorney generals do oversee lawyers at a range of institutions such as colleges and universities in their states, they are rarely replaced when a new attorney general is brought in. Surovell said he cannot think of another example where an AG has immediately removed a top lawyer from a school, and therefor it must be a political move.

Newsweek/nyt

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:06:55am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:07:22am

re: #151 steve_davis

so lituania was kind of a big deal in 1430. I did not know that.

They have never forgotten…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:10:37am

re: #150 No Malarkey!

Of course.

Could we possibly be this lucky?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:10:46am

re: #143 Ming5000

Not an errant, rogue, plow. The Ohio turnpike was sold to a for profit 3rd party a while ago.

Wow.

What sort of idiot drives a plow that fast to be able to throw that much slush and debris that far so as to make it across a fairly broad interstate median and into on-coming traffic?

When I usually see plows in NY or PA doing the left lanes they are driving much slower and only tossing the snow just off the road. And they also generally have vehicles following them with indicators that there are slow vehicles/plows ahead.

If it’s 3rd party “capitalistic” BS then Ohio needs to revisit this and the appropriate regulations. (HAH)

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:12:52am

re: #156 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

LOL… It is hard to understand. The idea of drugs/alcohol were immediately floated.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:13:02am

re: #151 steve_davis

so lituania was kind of a big deal in 1430. I did not know that.

PLC!

en.wikipedia.org

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:14:05am

just remember, the stock market is waiting for me to capitulate, and I’m not there yet. getting close, though. I mean, fuuuuck. 700 down. really? I mean, because the fed might increase prime by 25 basis points, 6 months from now?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:14:53am

re: #157 Ming5000

LOL… It is hard to understand. The idea of drugs/alcohol were immediately floated.

Or someone in a hurry to get their shift or area of plowing done without caring or paying attention where the stuff was ending up.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:16:35am

re: #156 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

They bill the state by the mile.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:17:04am

re: #157 Ming5000

LOL… It is hard to understand. The idea of drugs/alcohol were immediately floated.

Which also displays the hand of capitalism: hiring low-paid, underqualified, undermotivated employees…

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:20:22am

Florida school district cancels professor’s civil rights lecture over critical race theory concerns

MIAMI — A Florida school district canceled a professor’s civil rights history seminar for teachers, citing in part concerns over “critical race theory” — even though his lecture had nothing to do with the topic.

J. Michael Butler, a history professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, was scheduled to give a presentation Saturday to Osceola County School District teachers called “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” which postulates that the civil rights movement preceded and post-dated Martin Luther King Jr. by decades.

He said that he was shocked to learn why the seminar had been canceled through an email Wednesday but that he wasn’t surprised because educators feel increasingly intimidated over teaching about race.

Less than 24 hours before Butler was informed of the cancellation, a state Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday at the behest of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to block public schools and private businesses from making people feel “discomfort” when they’re taught about race. DeSantis also wants to empower parents to sue schools that teach critical race theory.

“There’s a climate of fear, an atmosphere created by Gov. Ron DeSantis, that has blurred the lines between scared and opportunistic,” Butler said in a phone interview.

Shocking, the very thing that people were warning about with this anti-CRT bullshit is coming to pass. I can’t wait for the usual suspects to tell us how this is actually ok because it could have really been stealth CRT just waiting to be sprung.

White supremacy wins as always, I suppose.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:20:24am

re: #161 darthstar

They bill the state by the mile.

Soviet tractor drivers got paid by the area they plowed, so they barely scratched the surface. Soviet truck drivers got paid by the mile, which was measured in the amount of fuel they consumed, so they would often just go dump their fuel, take a day off and drive back to the depot with an empty tank…

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:22:02am

the only entertainment in recent stock action has been thinking about the various excuses cryptophiles are coming up with to explain why they’re down 50% over roughly the last six months. oh wait, correction, now that I’ve looked at the chart on Yahoo….50% since FUCKING NOVEMBER.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:22:16am

re: #163 Citizen K

Florida school district cancels professor’s civil rights lecture over critical race theory concerns

Shocking, the very thing that people were warning about with this anti-CRT bullshit is coming to pass. I can’t wait for the usual suspects to tell us how this is actually ok because it could have really been stealth CRT just waiting to be sprung.

White supremacy wins as always, I suppose.

Can’t they just set up White Individual Personal Safe Spaces (WHIPSS)?

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:22:55am

re: #156 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I’ve spent years living in upstate NY and snowplows are supposed to take all kinds of precautions around overpasses, center medians, and oncoming traffic. This driver failed to follow any of the precautions - slower speed, changing plow angle to reduce chances overspray into oncoming traffic, etc.

But every year there are incidents where a plow doesn’t follow rules and bad things happen.

Like when street plows throw slush onto unsuspecting pedestrians at high speed enough to break limbs and windows of nearby buildings.

Unsuspecting Pedestrian Buried By Flurry From Snowplough

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:24:17am

Today’s Wordle was hard.

Wordle 219 4/6

⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨
⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:24:24am

re: #167 lawhawk

At least they were able to get up and walk away…

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:25:18am

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

Can’t they just set up White Individual Personal Safe Spaces (WHIPSS)?

The fact that you’re assuming that the entire public sphere isn’t supposed to be their personal safe space clearly shows how persecuted they are and why CRT is the devil.///

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:25:39am

re: #66 Citizen K

Wordle 219 4/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟨⬛🟩⬛
⬛⬛⬛🟨🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

This one threw me, and I definitely ended up letter-fishing for my third guess, which is probably the only way I got it on the 4th.

This one had me staring at the screen for a while also.

Wordle 219 4/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟩
⬜⬜🟩⬜🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:29:11am

re: #153 Dangerman

That’s one way to stay warm.

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steve_davis  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:29:42am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At least they were able to get up and walk away…

yeah, ‘cause it’ll take ‘em another 20 feet for their body to realize the internal organs are completely fucked. My childhood doctor was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk teenager, but when medics arrived, he was busy performing lifesaving care on the other driver. “I’m already dead,” he said to them, “so just work on this kid.” That’s a doctor, folks.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:45:01am

Wordle took me all six today.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:48:59am

re: #156 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Wow.

What sort of idiot drives a plow that fast to be able to throw that much slush and debris that far so as to make it across a fairly broad interstate median and into on-coming traffic?

When I usually see plows in NY or PA doing the left lanes they are driving much slower and only tossing the snow just off the road. And they also generally have vehicles following them with indicators that there are slow vehicles/plows ahead.

If it’s 3rd party “capitalistic” BS then Ohio needs to revisit this and the appropriate regulations. (HAH)

the ‘regulation’ is your estate can always sue //

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:51:12am

re: #163 Citizen K

Florida school district cancels professor’s civil rights lecture over critical race theory concerns

Shocking, the very thing that people were warning about with this anti-CRT bullshit is coming to pass. I can’t wait for the usual suspects to tell us how this is actually ok because it could have really been stealth CRT just waiting to be sprung.

White supremacy wins as always, I suppose.

this is meta CRT. CRT in action

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:52:06am

re: #175 Dangerman

the ‘regulation’ is your estate can always sue //

My dad is currently engaged in a dispute with his insurance company over the “medical necessity” of a surgery to bypass an aneurysm behind one of his knees. I called him this past weekend, and he told me, exasperated, “I’m about to call the insurance and ask them which they’d rather do: Pay for me to sue them because my legs had to get cut off, or pay for your mom to sue them because I’m dead!”

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:52:47am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At least they were able to get up and walk away…

no ‘harm’, so no case, right?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:54:42am

re: #178 Dangerman

no ‘harm’, so no case, right?

Did not say or mean to even imply that, only that it was not enough to knock them unconscious…

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Ming5000  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:57:42am

Nards is a real word.
That is all

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 7:58:19am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Did not say or mean to even imply that, only that it was not enough to knock them unconscious…

i didnt either -
i was referring to my post above really
that’s the attitude

a gun pointed and not shot means no ‘harm’

bowled over, clothes and everything ruined, but no physical injury (saying if), therefore no harm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:01:40am

re: #181 Dangerman

i didnt either -
i was referring to my post above really
that’s the attitude

a gun pointed and not shot means no ‘harm’

bowled over, clothes and everything ruined, but no physical injury (saying if), therefore no harm

If that had been a black man knocked over by the plow, he was obviously a criminal on his way to commit a crime or returning from one…

/

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:03:24am

Your proposal is…. acceptable.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:07:41am

re: #183 lawhawk

Your proposal is…. acceptable.

Sarah’s not smart enough to get the vaccine and not tell people she got it, so you can rest assured that she’s not vaccinated.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:09:11am

Fucker uses these rules regularly as do other GOPers. And yet they thought they could get the SCOTUS to kill the proxy vote rule. It’s a political question on the organization/operation of the House.

To wit, some of the fucking GOPers who sued to overturn the proxy vote rules actually voted by proxy just last week.

And this also makes the GOP suits over the House mask mandate even harder to overcome.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:09:56am

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:28:39am

re: #183 lawhawk

Palin is NOT unvaccinated.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:38:27am

re: #112 steve_davis

i just did one on wordle unlimited where i missed “rough” as the word because I had the four letters, with the ug being next to each other, but out of order, and I somehow dismissed the idea that anything could come after the ug and still be english. and I was right, because who the fuck creates a language in which a gh sound is f, other than perhaps the irish or the scots?

The Russian genitive (masc./neut. sing.) adjective case ending is “-go” pronounced “vo,” as is the 3rd person genitive m./n. personal pronoun.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:40:05am

Something to celebrate.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:41:25am

re: #187 Ace Rothstein

Palin is NOT unvaccinated.

By her own admission…but she lies like a cheap rug, so there’s that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:42:27am

re: #188 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

The Russian genitive (masc./neut. sing.) adjective case ending is “-go” pronounced “vo,” as is the 3rd person genitive m./n. personal pronoun.

The name Mhairi is Pronounced as “Vari” and Siòbhan is pronounced “Chevonne”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:42:49am

re: #190 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

By her own admission…but she lies like a cheap rug, so there’s that.

She could never admit it and maintain her position as the High Priestess of Conservative Whackadoodledom

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:44:13am

re: #189 GlutenFreeJesus

Something to celebrate.

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Remember, the only good Nazi is a dead Nazi.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:46:57am

His proposal is acceptable.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:49:11am

re: #131 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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Wile E. Wonka  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:52:16am

re: #158 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

PLC!

en.wikipedia.org

Lithuania was the last nation in Europe to convert to Christianity, and only succumbed following a brutal series of crusades by the Teutonic Knights that lasted from the 12th century to the 15th. Even after the Grand Duke converted, the knights continued their campaign to cull all the remaining pagans (and Orthodox Christians while they were at it) in the region. It’s still considered the longest continuous war in the history of Europe.

The Teutonic Crusades ravaged all the Baltic states and Finland too, and committed total genocide against the Old Prussians, adding insult to extermination when the genocidal knights went and adopted the name of the extinct Prussians as their own nationality. It’s not for nothing that Friedrich von Schrötter called 18th-century Prussia an “army with a country” rather than a “country with an army”.

I watch a lot of “Great Courses” lecture series, and Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius’ _History of Eastern Europe_ was a big eye-opener. I recommend it!

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2022 • 8:55:32am

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:04:03am
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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:07:56am

Palin defamation trial delayed until February as Palin tests positive for covid, and misunderstood request for testing for good measure:

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:08:06am

re: #138 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Daughter was in Lubbock this weekend to visit her mom’s relatives (and put flowers on her mom’s grave, which will also be my gravesite at some point in the future). She posted this today:

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It ain’t called LaButtock for nothin’.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:13:13am

This clown should have gotten prison, but prosecutors again allow lesser sentences to apply:

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CleverToad  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:23:32am

re: #89 Dave In Austin

Yep, that rings a bell for anyone who’s worked in a grocery store.

My son is working at a Safeway for his college job (southeast Denver metro, middle class neighborhood). They were down to TEN carts in the whole store a few weeks ago — the metal shopping carts kept disappearing, and they had to borrow some from other stores. One of his managers talked to their usual crew of homeless folks who hang around the parking lot, and tracked down the problem — a nearby pawnshop was offering $10 for each cart someone brought them. The pawnshop would then turn around and sell the carts for at least $50 to metal dealers.

The county mounties went down and talked to the pawnbrokers about this very illegal practice. The cart supply is now holding fairly steady (which helped during the frantic rush of business they got during the King Soopers/Kroger strike). I suppose if there’s a moral to the story, it’s that it pays to not abuse the homeless folks so they are willing to talk to you. Also that our current economic model is horribly honked when you have this many hopeless homeless so desperate for ten bucks that will barely buy a meal. *sigh*

(and that my kid is terribly lucky to work for a store that has nice, stable, competent managers. that’s pretty rare in retail.)

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:23:34am

Twitter conducts another experiment to determine whether a man can be ratioed to death.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:25:52am

re: #199 lawhawk

Palin defamation trial delayed until February as Palin tests positive for covid, and misunderstood request for testing for good measure:

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candidate for VPOTUS was ‘confused’ about which of two lines to stand in.
so she left

here’s an idea: ask someone

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:30:07am

re: #202 CleverToad


The county mounties went down and talked to the pawnbrokers about this very illegal practice…

another moral is there is no limit to how people will contrive to steal from each other and concoct some mechanism they think justifies it

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:32:05am

re: #204 Dangerman

candidate for VPOTUS was ‘confused’ about which of two lines to stand in.
so she left

here’s an idea: ask someone

Covid is hard.

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:35:22am

re: #203 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

does this apply to how all my tax dollars are being spent?

because i’d love to designate how they should be ‘spent’

actually, jim you can ‘take your tax dollars elsewhere’
you can MOVE.
isn’t that what you all keep telling the rest of us?

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b.d  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:36:43am

re: #204 Dangerman

candidate for VPOTUS was ‘confused’ about which of two lines to stand in.
so she left

here’s an idea: ask someone

Q. Which line did you stand in?

A. ALL OF THEM KATIE

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:38:48am

Never make a dudebro President.

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele, says Human Rights Watch, has “undermined basic democratic checks and balances” since taking office.

But he seems to have a sense of humor.

Bukele changed his Twitter profile to that of a McDonald’s employee, in wake of the latest plunge in bitcoin that brought the cryptocurrency down as much as 50% from its highs.

That’s a reference to an internet meme, where HODL’ers indicate their future career prospects when bitcoin slumps. McDonald’s pays as low as $11 per hour.

Bitcoin BTCUSD again started to slide early Monday after a turbulent weekend, falling below $34,000. The cryptocurrency is down over 50% from its record high.

Under Bukele’s direction, El Salvador has been buying bitcoin, and uniquely has adopted it as legal tender. Coindesk reports the country now holds over 1,500 bitcoin, worth some $53 million in fiat Yankee dollars.

El Salvador’s president adopts McDonald’s uniform for Twitter profile after bitcoin plunge (MarketWatch)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:39:46am

re: #203 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Twitter conducts another experiment to determine whether a man can be ratioed to death.

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Hardly, the bot army came out in full force for him.

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:42:04am

re: #207 Dangerman

does this apply to how all my tax dollars are being spent?

because i’d love to designate how they should be ‘spent’

actually, jim you can ‘take your tax dollars elsewhere’
you can MOVE.
isn’t that what you all keep telling the rest of us?

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:45:38am
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:46:21am

re: #207 Dangerman

I don’t like my tax dollars going to a defense budget of $800B a year (and increasing). Can I decide how my tax dollars are spent?

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Punish Domestic Terrorists  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:48:56am

re: #213 Ace Rothstein

I don’t like my tax dollars going to a defense budget of $800B a year (and increasing). Can I decide how my tax dollars are spent?

Of course not, and that was explained to us as teenagers when we said the kinds of things that idiots say, but Jordan has not reached that level of development.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:49:36am

re: #203 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:51:38am

American history is CRT.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:53:12am
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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 9:55:15am

International tips for a more colorful internet:

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:02:34am

Future boy should have had it in four.

Wordle 220 5/6

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:03:11am

re: #219 Grunthos the Flatulent

Today’s Wordle is killing me. I am still working through it. ARGH!

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:11:27am

re: #213 Ace Rothstein

I don’t like my tax dollars going to a defense budget of $800B a year (and increasing). Can I decide how my tax dollars are spent?

and we have a winner!

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b.d  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:12:40am

re: #213 Ace Rothstein

I don’t like my tax dollars going to a defense budget of $800B a year (and increasing). Can I decide how my tax dollars are spent?

I don’t have kids and yet I still pay school taxes?!?!

Unfair!! GIMME IT ALL BACK!!

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Dopamine Fish  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:14:31am

re: #222 b.d.

I don’t have kids and yet I still pay school taxes?!?!

Unfair!! GIMME IT ALL BACK!!

Look, the government works like your cable TV. You don’t get to pick and choose. You pay money, you get services, regardless of whether you use them or not.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:17:38am

They’ll have to cancel “Footloose.”

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:23:04am

Two Elaborately Armored Origami Knights Arise from a Single Sheet of Paper
thisiscolossal.com

Absolutely amazing, with a time lapse video. Just the video takes an hour! Two years to plan, 100 hours to create. I must say it’s not something I’m interested in, but that kind of dedication is fascinating in itself.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:23:12am

re: #224 jaunte

They’ll have to cancel “Footloose.”

Give them a year.

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:24:20am

re: #225 retired cynic

My shoulders hurt watching the video.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:25:56am

Ouch - today’s was a bitch
Wordle 219 5/6

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b.d  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:27:05am

Need a sure sign that it is the right time to panic?!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:28:34am

re: #225 retired cynic

Two Elaborately Armored Origami Knights Arise from a Single Sheet of Paper
thisiscolossal.com

Absolutely amazing, with a time lapse video. Just the video takes an hour! Two years to plan, 100 hours to create. I must say it’s not something I’m interested in, but that kind of dedication is fascinating in itself.

WOWOWOW!! My fingers hurt just watching that. Amazing.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:31:02am

re: #227 retired cynic

My shoulders hurt watching the video.

I gave up after a few minutes; it was making me nauseous.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:31:49am

HOLY SHIT THAT WAS HARD!!! I’ve been working on this on and off since 5 am.

Wordle 219 4/6

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:32:24am

re: #216 jaunte

American history is CRT.

It still is now

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Captain Magic  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:33:11am

Snerk…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:36:21am
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HRH Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:40:15am

I’m on my 4th try & I’ve got 4 letters.

Completely blank on words.

………..

Looked away from my draft post & got it. Super hard.

Wordle 219 4/6

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:45:55am

Remember when Michelle Obama said

“…….for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my
country — and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think
people are hungry for change.”

Got a lot of flak for that

Ohio U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance (R) gave a surprising answer to a local Ohio reporter last week when asked how he justifies some of his more bombastic rhetoric, saying that “our country is kind of a joke,” Mediaite reports.

Chirp, chirp…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:48:08am
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:50:53am

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

Brave schools would just say “We decided these people would be better students.” Dropping SAT and ACT requirements would go a long way to that.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:52:41am

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

I wonder what will happen when white women find out they can’t get into schools.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:54:05am

re: #238 The Pie Overlord!

For all the talk about affirmative action, more people are accepted into college via legacies than via affirmative action. And legacies are far more likely to be white guys than any other demographic.

Ending affirmative action not only shuts off a way to rectify centuries of discrimination, but reinforces the power of legacies in college admissions.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:55:06am

re: #241 lawhawk

For all the talk about affirmative action, more people are accepted into college via legacies than via affirmative action. And legacies are far more likely to be white guys than any other demographic.

Ending affirmative action not only shuts off a way to rectify centuries of discrimination, but reinforces the power of legacies in college admissions.

They should ban legacy admissions too.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:55:42am

re: #240 Belafon

I wonder what will happen when white women find out they can’t get into schools.

That’s a feature, not a bug, to the GOP.

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Jay C  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:57:56am

And just to keep current with the changes in important White House staff positions:

Those ears!

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 10:58:04am
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:01:38am

My grandkids wanted to play in snow, they prayed for snow and this happened. Maybe I should rent them out?

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Jay C  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:07:43am

Wordle 219 4/6

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whipped thru this one in about four minutes: and yet, I will agree with those Lizards who have opined it was a hard one. Winning word was not that usual…..

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:09:23am

THREAD

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:09:43am

re: #240 Belafon

I wonder what will happen when white women find out they can’t get into schools.

A lot of them will be quite happy about it as they think women should be made subservient to their husbands and are extremely willing to force other women into servitude and 2nd class status. Some others think they have the means to be able to wield direct power over other women and exert soft power behind the scenes over men and society at large once our right wing theocracy is fully in power.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:14:12am
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Mattand  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:16:36am

re: #246 The Pie Overlord!

My grandkids wanted to play in snow, they prayed for snow and this happened. Maybe I should rent them out?

If they pray for me to win $50 million minimum in the lottery, I can throw a few bucks their way if it pans out.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:18:30am

re: #247 Jay C

Wordle 219 4/6

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whipped thru this one in about four minutes: and yet, I will agree with those Lizards who have opined it was a hard one. Winning word was not that usual…..

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Dangerman  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:18:57am
Capitol rioter asks court for lenient sentence, arguing that he already suffered by losing work, access to Airbnb, and his TSA precheck status

The horrors of the consequences of personal responsibility

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:23:41am

re: #252 Citizen K

Spoiler within.

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Florida Panhandler  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:28:45am

re: #253 Dangerman

The horrors of the consequences of personal responsibility

The automatic “I am white” sense of Entitlement is the core belief system of about 35% of this country.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:30:28am

re: #243 William Lewis

That’s a feature, not a bug, to the GOP.

But how would this affect white women? Are the universities going to be permitted to discriminate on the basis of race and gender as long as they don’t adopt affirmative action policies?

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:30:36am

re: #255 Florida Panhandler

The automatic “I am white” sense of Entitlement is the core belief system of about 35% of this country.

I was just thinking that one of the things we all probably need to get better at is recognizing when the color of a white person’s skin is being used to get something they wouldn’t easily get otherwise.

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ckkatz  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:32:06am

re: #196 Wile E. Wonka

Lithuania was the last nation in Europe to convert to Christianity, and only succumbed following a brutal series of crusades by the Teutonic Knights that lasted from the 12th century to the 15th. Even after the Grand Duke converted, the knights continued their campaign to cull all the remaining pagans (and Orthodox Christians while they were at it) in the region. It’s still considered the longest continuous war in the history of Europe.

The Teutonic Crusades ravaged all the Baltic states and Finland too, and committed total genocide against the Old Prussians, adding insult to extermination when the genocidal knights went and adopted the name of the extinct Prussians as their own nationality. It’s not for nothing that Friedrich von Schrötter called 18th-century Prussia an “army with a country” rather than a “country with an army”.

I watch a lot of “Great Courses” lecture series, and Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius’ _History of Eastern Europe_ was a big eye-opener. I recommend it!

Yes, the Liulevicius “Eastern Europe” Great Course is excellent! (It may be available through one’s public library too.)

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Jay C  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:32:57am

re: #257 Belafon

I was just thinking that one of the things we all probably need to get better at is recognizing when the color of a white person’s skin is being used to get something they wouldn’t easily get otherwise.

Hard to “recognize” when this has been a basic operating system in this country since…oh… 1619?

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:35:15am

Read a study once that of Legacy/child of donor or faculty member students that were white, studied at a number of top level- Universities, only about 25% of them would have been accepted if they had applied as just another student who was white.

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plansbandc  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:39:03am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:41:18am

Anyone heard from the boss man today?

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:42:06am

re: #262 Eclectic Cyborg

Anyone heard from the boss man today?

Check #235.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jan 24, 2022 • 11:48:54am

re: #257 Belafon

I was just thinking that one of the things we all probably need to get better at is recognizing when the color of a white person’s skin is being used to get something they wouldn’t easily get otherwise.

I’ve come a long way in life but the initial transition from semi-white (white trash) to fully white was a simple matter of staying out of trouble, practicing punctuality and improving my diction. ANY poc would have faced an epic struggle to reach the same level of the playing field.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:13:16pm

re: #219 Grunthos the Flatulent

Someone please give me the answer.
_ _ O _ L
cannot use BRSHGRWFCR or vowels AEIU

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 12:23:31pm

re: #265 gocart mozart

NRQApBBNo04kNn3mjs06gw==

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:05:25pm

re: #194 Punish Domestic Terrorists

His proposal is acceptable.

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What is this Peterson supposed to be a doctor of?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2022 • 3:29:32pm

re: #267 Eventual Carrion

What is this Peterson supposed to be a doctor of?

clinical psychology

in his case…woo woo


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