Amazing Guitarist Matteo Mancuso: “Falcon Flight”

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Here’s an awesome studio session I recorded with my brothers @Riccardo_Oliva on Bass and @Gianluca Pellerito on Drums! this is an original of mine called “Falcon Flight” hope you enjoy! don’t forget to leave a like and subscribe!

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Captain Magic  May 15, 2022 • 11:02:19am
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 11:11:44am

Holy mozers these kids are insane. Flawless technique.

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Dopamine Fish  May 15, 2022 • 11:14:54am

I stared at this for the longest time before I literally went, “Oh my God, I’m an idiot.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2022 • 11:17:32am

re: #1 Captain Magic

I hope the Native Americans tell her to fuck off.

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Captain Magic  May 15, 2022 • 11:20:52am

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg
I hope the Native Americans tell her to fuck off.
Him.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 11:21:00am

I recall being bored of music after I got out of HS. I loved the ‘older’ rock of that era like Zep. But in HS metal was exploding and guitar pyrotechnics was the in thing. Yngwie, Randy Rhoads, Eddie, Slayer. But half the hair bands made bland music with some shredding in the middle. It didn’t last. Nowadays I see all the mastery of technique but many of these elite artists have an immense amount of musicality to go along with the technique. I got interested in music again with Primus, RHCP, then Radiohead and Tool, who to this day I don’t think have ever had a traditional guitar lead in any of their studio stuff.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 11:23:06am

I will say that Randy Rhoads would have probably evolved past Ozzy. There was something different with him.

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(((Archangel1)))  May 15, 2022 • 11:25:00am

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piratedan  May 15, 2022 • 11:33:06am

re: #1 Captain Magic

guess if I was the head of a tribal nation, I would ask the Governor if they respect the authority of the tribal nation to govern themselves or not…

If the answer to that is yes, then the governor can fuck right off… if the answer is no… then we’ll see you in the Supreme Court.

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jaunte  May 15, 2022 • 11:34:25am

re: #1 Captain Magic

Notice how the governor lays it off on ‘Oklahomans’ in general, when almost half would be potential customers.

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 11:34:51am

re: #9 piratedan

guess if I was the head of a tribal nation, I would ask the Governor if they respect the authority of the tribal nation to govern themselves or not…

If the answer to that is yes, then the governor can fuck right off… if the answer is no… then we’ll see you in the Supreme Court.

I think this governor would like to see them back in this Supreme Court to try to overturn the decision that returned a whole lot of eastern Oklahoma back to the Native Americans.

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Dopamine Fish  May 15, 2022 • 11:35:01am

re: #9 piratedan

guess if I was the head of a tribal nation, I would ask the Governor if they respect the authority of the tribal nation to govern themselves or not…

If the answer to that is yes, then the governor can fuck right off… if the answer is no… then we’ll see you in the Supreme Court.

A Supreme Court which is on record as stating that the Constitution means what it meant in the 1700’s - which means that the tribes would be relegated to “a nuisance to be hunted down and massacred”.

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retired cynic  May 15, 2022 • 11:42:57am

A Case for Letting Trump Back on Twitter: I Know, But Listen…
rudepundit.blogspot.com

Not saying I agree, but he has a point of view here…

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Sherlock Hound  May 15, 2022 • 11:51:11am

re: #13 retired cynic

A Case for Letting Trump Back on Twitter: I Know, But Listen…
rudepundit.blogspot.com

Not saying I agree, but he has a point of view here…

He was a cockscab for four years and we didn’t do shit about him.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 11:52:07am
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wrenchwench  May 15, 2022 • 11:52:16am

re: #8 (((Archangel1)))

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2022 • 11:55:28am

re: #12 Dopamine Fish

A Supreme Court which is on record as stating that the Constitution means what it meant in the 1700’s - which means that the tribes would be relegated to “a nuisance to be hunted down and massacred”.

Next Supreme Court Justice should be Deb Haaland.

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2022 • 11:58:25am

A lot of health care on Native reservations is federally funded, so thank Hyde for the lack of access to heath care for pregnant people.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 11:58:41am

From last thread -

re: #159 Decatur Deb

I don’t know how long this goes on before barrel replacement becomes an issue.

~1500-3000 EFC (Equivalent Full Charges)

How’s that for useful information. :)

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 12:00:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:02:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:02:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:03:48pm
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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 12:05:33pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:10:37pm
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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 12:12:55pm

From Dr Bruce Schneier’s monthly ‘Crypto-gram’ security newsletter

Clever Cryptocurrency Theft

[2022.04.20] Beanstalk Farms is a decentralized finance project that has a majority stake governance system: basically people have proportional votes based on the amount of currency they own. A clever hacker used a “flash loan” feature of another decentralized finance project to borrow enough of the currency to give himself a controlling stake, and then approved a $182 million transfer to his own wallet.

It is insane to me that cryptocurrencies are still a thing.

Article:

On Sunday, an attacker managed to drain around $182 million of cryptocurrency from Beanstalk Farms, a decentralized finance (DeFi) project aimed at balancing the supply and demand of different cryptocurrency assets. Notably, the attack exploited Beanstalk’s majority vote governance system, a core feature of many DeFi protocols.

*snip*

Like many other DeFi projects, the creators of Beanstalk — a development team called Publius — included a governance mechanism where participants could vote collectively on changes to the code. They would then obtain voting rights in proportion to the value of tokens that they held, creating a vulnerability that would prove to be the project’s undoing.

The attack was made possible by another DeFi product called a “flash loan,” which allows users to borrow large amounts of cryptocurrency for very short periods of time (minutes or even seconds). Flash loans are meant to provide liquidity or take advantage of price arbitrage opportunities but can also be used for more nefarious purposes.

*snip*

According to analysis from blockchain security firm CertiK, the Beanstalk attacker used a flash loan obtained through the decentralized protocol Aave to borrow close to $1 billion in cryptocurrency assets and exchanged these for enough beans to gain a 67 percent voting stake in the project. With this supermajority stake, they were able to approve the execution of code that transferred the assets to their own wallet. The attacker then instantly repaid the flash loan, netting an $80 million profit.

Based on the duration of an Aave flash loan, the entire process took place in less than 13 seconds.

Beanstalk cryptocurrency project robbed after hacker votes to send themself $182 million
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The attacker used a flash loan to obtain a controlling stake in the project

theverge.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:17:17pm

meanwhile, this is happening in Dallas:

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sizzzzlerz  May 15, 2022 • 12:18:34pm

re: #10 jaunte

Notice how the governor lays it off on ‘Oklahomans’ in general, when almost half would be potential customers.

Oh, come now. Republicans make up more than half of OK.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:19:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:21:22pm
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Dangerman  May 15, 2022 • 12:21:39pm
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) declared that he wants his state to pass a law banning all abortion with no exceptions for incest or rape, stating that it’s his “intention” to call a special legislative session to take “further steps” to “protect preborn babies,” the Daily Beast reports.

“Government mandated pregnancy”

If they are “preborn” they are not babies

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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 12:21:39pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

And that is one of many reasons why my ward leader made Dave Mc Cormick our ward’s “choice” for US Senate.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 12:21:52pm

One form of email tracker, a way to see whether the email has been read, is to include an image. Most email services will not download images until the user opens the email. Thus the sender can know what addresses have opened the email and how many times. The image used for tracking is often just a 1 pixel white gif that is invisible to the reader.

Apple disables this tracker by immediately downloading the images before the reader has opened the email. And it runs the image download request through some proxies so that the actual address is hidden.

Another one from Dr Schneier’s newsletter:
Apple Mail Now Blocks Email Trackers

[2022.05.09] Apple Mail now blocks email trackers by default.

Most email newsletters you get include an invisible “image,” typically a single white pixel, with a unique file name. The server keeps track of every time this “image” is opened and by which IP address. This quirk of internet history means that marketers can track exactly when you open an email and your IP address, which can be used to roughly work out your location.

So, how does Apple Mail stop this? By caching. Apple Mail downloads all images for all emails before you open them. Practically speaking, that means every message downloaded to Apple Mail is marked “read,” regardless of whether you open it. Apples also routes the download through two different proxies, meaning your precise location also can’t be tracked.

Crypto-Gram uses Mailchimp, which has these tracking pixels turned on by default. I turn them off. Normally, Mailchimp requires them to be left on for the first few mailings, presumably to prevent abuse. The company waived that requirement for me.

Article:
Apple Mail Now Blocks Email Tracking. Here’s What It Means for You
wired.com

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 12:25:40pm
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Florida Panhandler  May 15, 2022 • 12:30:56pm

re: #26 ckkatz

This crypto scam is another perfect example of Libertarianism in the real word, set free. The amount of imagination left to run wild in a regulation-free utopia boggles the mind in its efforts to simply rip people off as much as humanly possible. This is just a small taste of what is to come in our Republican Libertarian Utopia where there is no FDIC, no labor laws. no child laws, no marriage age laws, no Social Security no WIC, no Welfare, no public ownership of anything and police are private meaning they will basically fight for criminals if thrown enough money.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 12:32:17pm

re: #19 ckkatz

From last thread -

~1500-3000 EFC (Equivalent Full Charges)

How’s that for useful information. :)

Using old expectations, that would be about a year, depending on tempo and ratio of smart rounds.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 12:33:08pm

Freedom Caucus on Twitter: 24 hours and nothing about Buffalo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:36:10pm

jeebus

Dean nailed it:

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Dangerman  May 15, 2022 • 12:36:12pm

re: #31 Dangerman

Continuing to call them unborn and preborn could maybe cause them trouble down the line. Maybe

When it comes to rights and protections, there is no word used anywhere in the constitution regarding “not born. “

Not citizen, person, people, counsel, witness, jury, soldier, owner, etc.

You’d think those oh so wise and prescient founders would have included that if they thought it was important

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wrenchwench  May 15, 2022 • 12:38:57pm

I gotta go to work. The queen dishwasher is off for another week, so it’s gonna be a long one. (Update on fng: His first day he treated me rudely, his second day he apologized, I had his third day off, but heard when I came back that he didn’t make it thru his third day. I asked whether he quit or got fired. The owners looked at each other, pondered, and said ‘Both’.)

I’m in flip phone hell. It’s a long, pretty uninteresting story of getting phones ordered and shipped, then they didn’t arrive, but the old phones got disconnected anyway.

The second attempt at shipping is supposed to arrive Monday. The best part of the story is that the delivery folks let you give your shipment a nic so you don’t have to memorize a tracking number. I called the first attempt ‘Flip Wilson’ and the second attempt ‘Geraldine’.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 12:42:39pm

re: #36 Decatur Deb

Using old expectations, that would be about a year, depending on tempo and ratio of smart rounds.

True. The US Army, at the end of WW2 looked at various ways to determine when a barrel should be replaced. Things like EFC, various forms of barrel erosion, measuring muzzle velocity, accuracy, etc.

They decided in the end, to use a ‘trained human inspector’.

Unstated was the presumption that the human could figure out if there were any replacement barrels available, if there were spare howitzers available to replace the one being sent to maintenance, if the deteriorating accuracy even mattered, if the worn howitzer was likely to be damaged in battle before the barrel blew up, etc.

Some of the reserve and guard units that I was in back in the 1980s and 1990s, had howitzers and trucks that dated from the Korean War.

We used to say that it was a case of “mind over matter”. If you didn’t mind, it didn’t matter. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:43:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:45:43pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 12:46:19pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well at least Gisele got him to a good hospital. The University of Penn system is very well rated.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 12:48:49pm

re: #41 ckkatz

Marines managed to erode a couple in Syria:

thedrive.com

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 12:48:54pm
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A Three Hour Tour  May 15, 2022 • 12:49:17pm

re: #39 Dangerman

Continuing to call them unborn and preborn could maybe cause them trouble down the line. Maybe

When it comes to rights and protections, there is no word used anywhere in the constitution regarding “not born. “

Not citizen, person, people, counsel, witness, jury, soldier, owner, etc.

You’d think those oh so wise and prescient founders would have included that if they thought it was important

Rights are for the Postborn. The Unborn and Preborn have no rights.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:50:13pm

re: #44 PhillyPretzel

Well at least Gisele got him to a good hospital. The University of Penn system is very well rated.

I’m impressed that he did not pretend anything was wrong until AFTER the primary. You just know a republican candidate would have done so.

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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 12:51:32pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

And for me that will be a reason to vote for him in the General Election.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:52:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:52:37pm
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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 12:54:37pm

re: #35 Florida Panhandler

Yep.

There is some reason to believe that much of libertarianism is astro-turf pushed by billionaires to weaken the US Government. So that they can seize more power and money.

But yes, it does involve throwing out much of what humanity has learned over the past 2 or 3 millennia and replacing it with crayon drawings of governance.

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Jay C  May 15, 2022 • 12:55:44pm

re: #45 Decatur Deb

Marines managed to erode a couple in Syria:

thedrive.com

Yeah, I noted this bit (piece was from 2017, so one presumes the new munitions are in service now - though it’s probably not the stuff being sent to Ukraine):

This unit slots into any 155mm shell where a normal fuze would go to quickly turn it into a precision munition. This system is simpler and cheaper than Excalibur, but is also less accurate. A round with the M1156 can hit, on average, within 100 feet of the target depending on how far away it is, while the M982 regularly strikes fewer than 20 feet from the point of impact that troops program into its guidance system.

Still, I’m sure the Ukrainians can land shots close enough to count…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 12:58:46pm
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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 1:00:16pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:04:52pm

re: #1 Captain Magic

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 1:05:17pm
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 1:06:13pm

Besides the Freedom Caucus critters, I’ve started counting tweets of other GQP Twitter sirens since the Buffalo shooting at 2:30PM -4 UTC. So far: 19 people, most have 2 accounts: 74 tweets, 2 referencing Buffalo (Ronna McDaniel). Of those 74 tweets they’re almost entirely grievances and bitching about Biden. Nothing positive or forward promoting, just negativity.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:06:21pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 15, 2022 • 1:06:58pm

A thousand words about Tomorrow’s Wordle:

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Took forever to get that magical third line.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 15, 2022 • 1:09:04pm

A fascinating building complex with a long history, and also illustrative of how one religion (Christianity) incorporates previous traditions:

Youtube Video


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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 1:09:31pm

re: #45 Decatur Deb

Marines managed to erode a couple in Syria:

thedrive.com

Fascinating!

That is a gung-ho section to fire that many rounds.

Sounds like the unit was firing a major amount of red-bag. (Howitzers have basically two parts to aiming: 1) The elevation of the barrel from horizontal, and the 2) amount of powder used.)

If I recall, there were three types of powder charges, green-bag, white-bag, and red-bag.

The green and white bag charges are subdivided into smaller parts. These parts are in separate small cloth bags. Theses bags are numbered and all the bags for one charge are sewn together. The command from the Fire Direction Center tells the crew what bags to use. The gun crew tears off and loads the correct number of bags. The junior crewman takes the remaining bags, runs back a bit to the rear of the cannon and holds the remaining bags over his head so the gun crew chief can verify that the correct amount of powder is in the cannon.

The red-bag is a large single charge and only used with certain special cannon shells. This is probably what the Marines were firing a lot of when they burned out the cannon barrels.

And yes, miscounting the number of bags used can get a people killed. One gun crew practicing at Ft Sill didn’t count right and dropped a cannon shell onto a formation of recruits. Killed and wounded over 25, iirc.

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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 1:10:15pm

When I went to the store earlier the skies were dark with the promise of needed rain. I pulled in next to a BMW convertible with its top down. It had Trump 2024 and Let’s Go Brandon bumper stickers. I did a little rain dance. Futile, it turns out. Maybe I scared it away.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:11:00pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 1:16:49pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:19:49pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

I wish we had a Congress which would do something but even when they’re not in power, Republicans make gun control laws impossible to pass.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 1:24:40pm

re: #45 Decatur Deb

Marines managed to erode a couple in Syria:

thedrive.com

There are also some interesting things in the pictures of that article.

In the first picture of the article, of a M777 firing you can see a couple of what looks like boxes attached to the top of the cannon. These are electronic devices that provide the gun crew very specific and precise information, such as gps location. You can also see the antenna for them on the right hand side of the picture.

In the pictures of Ukrainian M777’s I have not seen those items. Which means that more time consuming methods of positioning the cannon are used.

The artillery term for positioning the cannon is ‘laying’. Make of this what you will.

Another thing I find interesting are all the pictures of the palletized cannon shells. Units used to spend a lot of their time hauling loose rounds from the depot to the ammunition trucks, to the cannon, back to the trucks, etc. And the gun crew had to keep managing the ammunition and the packaging. Plus there was always the danger that a round would be damaged. The palletized system looks to save a lot of time, energy, and focus.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 1:24:43pm

It’s now 92-4 of GQP tweeting, the 4 being Thoughts and Prayers.

Now I’m looking at GQP that are tweeting about Buffalo actively, as in a lot. It’s the exact opposite.

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Eventual Carrion  May 15, 2022 • 1:26:23pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope the Native Americans tell her to fuck off.

I hope they tell her to go back where she came from.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 1:28:38pm

re: #67 ckkatz

There are also some interesting things in the pictures of that article.

In the first picture of the article, of a M777 firing you can see a couple of what looks like boxes attached to the top of the cannon. These are electronic devices that provide the gun crew very specific and precise information, such as gps location. You can also see the antenna for them on the right hand side of the picture.

In the pictures of Ukrainian M777’s I have not seen those items. Which means that more time consuming methods of positioning the cannon are used.

The artillery term for positioning the cannon is ‘laying’. Make of this what you will.

Another thing I find interesting are all the pictures of the palletized cannon shells. Units used to spend a lot of their time hauling loose rounds from the depot to the ammunition trucks, to the cannon, back to the trucks, etc. And the gun crew had to keep managing the ammunition and the packaging. Plus there was always the danger that a round would be damaged. The palletized system looks to save a lot of time, energy, and focus.

The shot of the Marine watching the 5-ton prime mover is a really good photo. The one that gets me, though is the photo of heat-treatment at Watervliet. That operation, with the automated forge, was a sub-command of our arsenal at Picatinny, and I got to spend some time there. Fascinating place.

wva.army.mil

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 1:29:43pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eventual Carrion  May 15, 2022 • 1:31:01pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because they are supposed to do it barefoot, in the kitchen, at home.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:32:21pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:33:59pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2022 • 1:35:00pm

re: #74 Patricia Kayden

Or most other developed nations for that matter.

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JC1  May 15, 2022 • 1:35:15pm

Full lunar eclipse tonight.

That is all.

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A Cranky One  May 15, 2022 • 1:41:28pm

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2022 • 1:43:26pm

re: #76 JC1

Full lunar eclipse tonight.

That is all.

Use this web page to determine when it’s the best time to see. Just enter your zip and click on the search button.

timeanddate.com

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 1:43:46pm
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 1:44:40pm

Posobiec has tweeted 100+ times in 24hrs. Several about Buffalo. Owens/Elder a few times about Buffalo. Every time, it’s an Whatabout/Equivalence or blaming government or a conspiracy. The only GQP tweets I’ve seen offering respect or Thoughts/Prayers are the 4 tweets from Stefanik and McDaniel. Buffalo is Stefanik’s district.

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mmmirele  May 15, 2022 • 1:44:44pm

re: #9 piratedan

guess if I was the head of a tribal nation, I would ask the Governor if they respect the authority of the tribal nation to govern themselves or not…

If the answer to that is yes, then the governor can fuck right off… if the answer is no… then we’ll see you in the Supreme Court.

I believe the tribal nations in Oklahoma and the Oklahoma state government are tussling with the possible reality that the eastern half of the state is tribal land in some way or another. The court cases are not so clear, and it’s still being litigated.

That said, in places where tribal lands are very much marked out by treaty (such as here), I have to wonder if tribal leaders have considered maybe providing women’s healthcare services, or inviting Planned Parenthood to set up a division of “Women’s Native Health Services” on their land. Hoo boy.

This would be even more crazy than the feds moving in and taking all the slot machines from every reservation casino (there were five) thirty years ago (May 12, 1992, in fact). The Fort McDowell community, which, in addition to the casino, provided cement across the Valley for builders, moved its cement mixers and gravel loaders to block the one road in and out of the casino…oh and hemmed in the feds. Gov. Fife Symington, in one of his good acts, got everyone to sit down at a table and sign gaming compacts, but it was getting ugly there for a while.

A retrospective on the casino raids: fhtimes.com

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 1:45:07pm

re: #70 Decatur Deb

The shot of the Marine watching the 5-ton prime mover is a really good photo. The one that gets me, though is the photo of heat-treatment at Watervliet. That operation, with the automated forge, was a sub-command of our arsenal at Picatinny, and I got to spend some time there. Fascinating place.

wva.army.mil

Yes, I have heard that Watervliet is a fascinating place although I have never been there.

My favorite Watervliet story is the pre-First Gulf War story about the 2 week GBU-28 development.

The US Army had identified a lot of Iraqi bunkers prior to the beginning of Desert Storm and needed a way to destroy them.

At the same time the US Army was getting rid of the old 8” heavy artillery. And had a _lot_ of the old cannon barrels laying around.

Some engineers figured out, over the course of a weekend, that they could fill those cannon barrels with explosive, stick an Air Force guided bomb ‘thingie’ on it and it would penetrate deep into a bunker complex before blowing up.

So, the next week, they built two test versions and flew them out to the test range, while the paint was still wet. They dropped the first one without fuze, just to see how deep it would penetrate. It penetrated so deeply that the test crew finally just gave up digging for it.

The second test was against a 22ft thick heavily reinforced wall. It did penetrate the wall and continued on for almost another half-mile.

Corporate propaganda, but still covers the ground:

Raytheon / Texas Instruments GBU-28 Bunker Buster
ausairpower.net

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 15, 2022 • 1:48:06pm

re: #80 BigPapa

Posobiec has tweeted 100+ times in 24hrs. Several about Buffalo. Owens/Elder a few times about Buffalo. Every time, it’s an Whatabout/Equivalence or blaming government or a conspiracy. The only GQP tweets I’ve seen offering respect or Thoughts/Prayers are the 4 tweets from Stefanik and McDaniel. Buffalo is Stefanik’s district.

And Don Winslow is holding her feet to the fire about that tweet.

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EstebanTornado1963  May 15, 2022 • 1:49:18pm

re: #83 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Don Winslow? 😂 Doomposting snowflake

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Captain Ron  May 15, 2022 • 1:52:17pm

re: #77 A Cranky One

Spidercat, Spidercat…

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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 1:54:13pm
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No Malarkey!  May 15, 2022 • 1:54:23pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

The next NRA argument: “gun laws must go so that everyone can be armed to fight it out with mass shooters!”

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 1:55:07pm

re: #80 BigPapa

Posobiec has tweeted 100+ times in 24hrs. Several about Buffalo. Owens/Elder a few times about Buffalo. Every time, it’s an Whatabout/Equivalence or blaming government or a conspiracy. The only GQP tweets I’ve seen offering respect or Thoughts/Prayers are the 4 tweets from Stefanik and McDaniel. Buffalo is Stefanik’s district.

Posobiec churns out posts like a fucking machine. It’s absolutely bizarre that someone can be that obsessively dedicated to being a piece of reeking shit.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 1:55:46pm

re: #82 ckkatz

Watervliet and Picatinny are the best of Army Materiel history. Watervliet is the entrance to the Erie Canal, the commander’s house sits on the original masonry. Picatinny took a bazooka from drawing board to combat in a couple weeks when North Korean T-34s were shrugging off the WWII model. They made cannon balls for Washington and the explosive jackets for the Manhattan Project. (They also blew themselves off the NJ map in 1926, creating the DoD Explosives Safety Board.)

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 1:57:31pm

re: #86 The Pie Overlord!

I will guess that he’s referring to Child of the Corn, Ben Shapiro.

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Dopamine Fish  May 15, 2022 • 1:58:25pm

re: #90 Patricia Kayden

I will guess that he’s referring to Child of the Corn, Ben Shapiro.

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2022 • 1:59:06pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2022 • 1:59:57pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

These are the same people who shame women for breast feeding in public, aren’t they.

Women should be at home barefoot…

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 2:00:04pm

re: #76 JC1

Full lunar eclipse tonight.

That is all.

re: #78 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Use this web page to determine when it’s the best time to see. Just enter your zip and click on the search button.

timeanddate.com

Thnx, looks like no joy here, but we need the rain.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 2:01:10pm

re: #91 Dopamine Fish

Never heard of him. I will never understand the anti-immigrant furor stoked up by descendants of immigrants in a nation full of immigrants. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2022 • 2:02:46pm

re: #46 Patricia Kayden

They make a point that there are a number of white people who are serious candidates for replacement. A lot of them potential Darwin Awards winners to boot.

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DodgerFan1988  May 15, 2022 • 2:02:52pm
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mmmirele  May 15, 2022 • 2:05:16pm

re: #31 Dangerman

“Government mandated pregnancy”

If they are “preborn” they are not babies

The only preborn I recognize are Alia, Leto and Ghanima Atreides from the Dune books. (All three were exposed to an overdose of spice while in utero.) Alia became an Abomination, Leto would have been an Abomination except that he came to an agreement with a powerful ancestral memory to keep off other ancestral memories, and Ghanima apparently did some mind-blocking trick.

And why yes, this is all fiction. Just as “preborn babies” don’t exist in this world.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:06:42pm

GQP pushing Replacement Theory is as much a thinly veiled abstraction as stating Democrats started the KKK. It’s racist AF.

The GQP is saying all the immigrants are moochers and will be easily bribed with free handouts by liberals who only want their vote to stay in power but DGAF about them otherwise. The projection is 1488 million lumens.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 15, 2022 • 2:08:53pm

Well, looks like John Fetterman in PA is done for. He had a stroke.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 15, 2022 • 2:09:57pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 2:10:18pm

re: #100 GlutenFreeJesus

Please read #42.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 2:10:28pm

re: #89 Decatur Deb

They also blew themselves off the NJ map in 1923

One of the downsides of working with high explosives.

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Dangerman  May 15, 2022 • 2:11:23pm

re: #100 GlutenFreeJesus

Well, looks like John Fetterman in PA is done for. He had a stroke.

as strokes go, doesn’t sound too ‘severe’

“I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long,” he said, adding, “I’m feeling much better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my way to a full recovery.”

He continued: “Our campaign isn’t slowing down one bit, and we are still on track to win this primary on Tuesday, and flip this Senate seat in November.”

cnn

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 15, 2022 • 2:13:37pm

re: #104 Dangerman

Sure. But it’s going to turn off a lot of people, unfortunately. I guess I missed #42. Oops!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 15, 2022 • 2:14:53pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 15, 2022 • 2:16:03pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 2:16:59pm

re: #105 GlutenFreeJesus

It is the fact that Gisele recognized the signs of a pending stroke and they went to one of the better (probably the best) hospital systems in PA that he will be fine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2022 • 2:17:40pm

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Mass shootings will continue until White Replacement stops!!!

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 2:19:29pm
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:20:47pm

re: #105 GlutenFreeJesus

Sure. But it’s going to turn off a lot of people, unfortunately. I guess I missed #42. Oops!

This will go down on your permanent record.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 2:21:39pm

Grrr… Looking at the phone service being especially hit. Guess who I use…

“Smishing” Scam Texts Are Getting More Common (and More Annoying)

You’ve probably gotten one already: a text from a strange number (maybe even your own) advertising CBD gummies, confirming a package delivery, or letting you know a bill has been paid, complete with a seemingly unsuspecting link. These texts are scams called “smishing,” and apparently they are on the rise.

Agents of chaos that are sending these texts are “smishing,” which is a portmanteau of SMS and phishing, and they are trying to get a hold of your personal information and your money. First, smishers will send you a text typically masquerading as a reputable company. Common smishing attempts specifically involve parcel carriers like UPS, FedEx, or Amazon informing someone that their package has been delivered, reports the New York Times citing Teltech. Reader’s Digest also states that other tactics involve fake texts from your bank, or friendly texts using a common name. The messages almost always have a link to an unsuspecting malware download.

*snip*

There has been some anecdotal evidence popping up recently to indicate an uptick in smishing attempts across the country. If there was any reason to switch to AT&T, the Verge reports that Verizon users are specifically being hit hard by smishing. The Verge also cited a Verizon spokesperson who said that the company is aware of the issue and is working with law enforcement to crack down.

gizmodo.com

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 2:21:41pm

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Are the guns okay? — GOP

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:24:39pm

I’ve been thinking of how Buffalo shooter *only* shot 13 people. Sounds like police were called within a minute and were on site in 5 or less. The security guard engaged and shot him a few times but the armor spared the shooter, who then killed the security guard. That exchange probably chewed up a good portion of those 5 minutes, cutting down the total amount of time for free carnage.

And I’ve seen the video: he was in the market and passed by a white cashier not shooting him. I did not hear in the video but allegedly the shooter said sorry as he passed by that cashier.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 2:25:17pm

re: #105 GlutenFreeJesus

Sure. But it’s going to turn off a lot of people, unfortunately. I guess I missed #42. Oops!

it probably will not

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2022 • 2:25:30pm

I found this worst version of Catch 22 starring Richard Dreyfuss as Yossarian. It aired only on a local station is Chicago and was never picked up. It’s like an unfunny cheap M*A*S*H knockoff.

Youtube Video

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 2:25:57pm

re: #100 GlutenFreeJesus

Well, looks like John Fetterman in PA is done for. He had a stroke.

My brother-in-law had a stroke, my sister caught it as it was happening, and he’s in his 7th year in the Air Force after it, as an E9 commanding bases.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 2:27:01pm
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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 2:29:39pm

re: #103 ckkatz

One of the downsides of working with high explosives.

thevane.gawker.com

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:32:13pm

I tried to read Catch-22 in high school. Not sure it was before or after Ulysses. Might have been the weed and LSD consumption, or not, but both those books melted my brain and I got bored.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 2:34:12pm

stochastic terrorism - The use of mass public communication, usually against a particular individual or group, which incites or inspires acts of terrorism which are statistically probable but happen seemingly at random.

en.wiktionary.org

Stochastic terrorism is “the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted.”

The word stochastic, in everyday language, means “random.” Terrorism, here, refers to “violence motivated by ideology.”

Here’s the idea behind stochastic terrorism:

1. A leader or organization uses rhetoric in the mass media against a group of people.
2. This rhetoric, while hostile or hateful, doesn’t explicitly tell someone to carry out an act of violence against that group, but a person, feeling threatened, is motivated to do so as a result.
3. That individual act of political violence can’t be predicted as such, but that violence will happen is much more probable thanks to the rhetoric.
4. This rhetoric is thus called stochastic terrorism because of the way it incites random violence.

dictionary.com

National Security Experts Warn Trump “Is Promoting Terrorism”

In the waning days of his presidency, Donald Trump is engaged in a deliberate campaign of terrorism aimed at Americans who oppose him politically. That description of his actions is neither a metaphor nor hyperbole—it is the assessment of veteran national security experts, whose view of the political violence being stoked by the outgoing president is echoed by law enforcement and political leaders. As Trump has pushed a litany of lies and conspiracy theories claiming that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him through “massive fraud,” he has stirred his most extreme supporters to menace public officials, election workers, and his Democratic and Republican critics alike. Over the past four years, numerous perpetrators of threats and violence have directly invoked the president and his rhetoric, and recent gatherings by far-right groups in support of Trump’s efforts to reverse his election defeat have led to beatings, stabbings and a shooting.

Trump is using a tactic known as “stochastic terrorism,” says Juliette Kayyem, a national security expert and former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a method of political incitement that provokes random acts of extremist violence, in which the instigator uses rhetoric ambiguous enough to give himself and his allies plausible deniability for any resulting bloodshed. Violent threats or attacks linked to the rhetoric usually generate muted denials and equivocal denunciations, or claims to have been “joking,” as Trump and those speaking on his behalf have routinely hidden behind.

*snip*
motherjones.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 2:35:08pm

such a sweetheart, glad she found her forever human.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 15, 2022 • 2:36:18pm

re: #106 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

I don’t know who this Lyft driver is but he deserves an award and a seat in Congress.

Two more candidates for replacement…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 2:39:19pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 2:40:49pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

Posobiec churns out posts like a fucking machine. It’s absolutely bizarre that someone can be that obsessively dedicated to being a piece of reeking shit.

If I were on twitter that it is what I would say: “I know people like you. They never completely wipe. Always that smell of shit.”

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 2:41:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 2:41:00pm
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Dangerman  May 15, 2022 • 2:41:06pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 2:41:18pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

As they say turnabout is fair play.

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Dangerman  May 15, 2022 • 2:42:42pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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it’s generally not a good look to say out loud that you’ve been accused of violating an NDA

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 2:43:55pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 2:46:33pm

re: #120 BigPapa

I tried to read Catch-22 in high school. Not sure it was before or after Ulysses. Might have been the weed and LSD consumption, or not, but both those books melted my brain and I got bored.

I loved Catch-22; I’ve read it a couple of times. I’ve also read the first 38 pages of Ulysses a few times.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 2:46:51pm
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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 2:46:59pm

re: #130 Dangerman

it’s generally not a good look to say out loud that you’ve been accused of violating an NDA

I certainly used to think so.
But are the rich and powerful still under the rule of law?

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TedStriker  May 15, 2022 • 2:48:26pm

re: #130 Dangerman

it’s generally not a good look to say out loud that you’ve been accused of violating an NDA

I think it’s the first rule of Fight Club…

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Dangerman  May 15, 2022 • 2:48:54pm

w/r/t whether the upcoming (more than likely) ban establishes an official religion, it absolutely privileges one religion (Evangelical Christianity) over others.

sunday Mailbag electoral-vote.com

M.R. in Acton, MA, writes:… In Judaism, a fetus does not have the same personhood status as one who is already living and functioning in the world. The Talmud asserts that the fetus is “mere fluid” for the first 40 days and, following this period, the fetus is regarded as a physical part of the pregnant individual’s body.

In fact, up until and into the onset of labor and childbirth, if a fetus is endangering the life of a woman, performing an abortion is a religious requirement. The Mishnah (representing the first generation of Talmudic rabbis) states it graphically: “they cut up the fetus inside here and take it out limb by limb, because her life comes before its life.”

I believe the rabbis stated the issue in such grotesque terms on purpose. The horrifying image of an almost-born fetus being dismembered in the womb emphasizes the point: No matter how “late-term” the pregnancy, no matter how difficult it may be to proceed with an abortion, the woman’s life must always come first.

Legally requiring a woman to carry a life-threatening pregnancy to term is not only misogynist, it is an infringement on our religious freedom as Jews to exercise our Jewish values in such dire situations.

and no, that would not be the same as some religion claiming human sacrifice as a sacred rite

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:49:35pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

Are you not entertained?

For some other entertainment, here we have duder upset that make believe half humanoid fairy tale creatures may have the wrong skin color. Please be considerate of his and his family’s privacy at this time.

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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 2:50:38pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

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My wife prepares a fruit plate for my son (used to be sons, but one is away for college) with apple wedges included each morning. I usually eat one or two with the dog so that I can hear her go cronch cronch cronch.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:50:43pm

re: #132 Barefoot Grin

I loved Catch-22; I’ve read it a couple of times. I’ve also read the first 38 pages of Ulysses a few times.

Ha ha, bingo. I made it about that far.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 2:52:11pm

Enjoying Tony Snark turning into Chump 2.0

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 15, 2022 • 2:55:35pm
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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 2:56:07pm

re: #137 BigPapa

Are you not entertained?

For some other entertainment, here we have duder upset that make believe half humanoid fairy tale creatures may have the wrong skin color. Please be considerate of his and his family’s privacy at this time.

Give him a break. Maybe a little racist, but at least he’s not species-ist.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 2:57:27pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 15, 2022 • 2:57:46pm

re: #140 BigPapa

Enjoying Tony Snark turning into Chump 2.0

Tony Snark? Brilliant

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John Hughes  May 15, 2022 • 3:00:20pm

re: #103 ckkatz

One of the downsides of working with high explosives.

Back in 1940 something my grandad had to telephone
Granny to tell her to get the washing in sharpish because one of the cordite manufacturing bunkers had just blown and it would soon be raining nitric acid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:02:46pm

re: #137 BigPapa

Are you not entertained?

For some other entertainment, here we have duder upset that make believe half humanoid fairy tale creatures may have the wrong skin color. Please be considerate of his and his family’s privacy at this time.

“GeneralRegret” is obviously not familiar with the original Picts and Celts…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:03:50pm

re: #137 BigPapa

Are you not entertained?

For some other entertainment, here we have duder upset that make believe half humanoid fairy tale creatures may have the wrong skin color. Please be considerate of his and his family’s privacy at this time.

and I thought mermaids were like green or blue…certainly not white…

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sagehen  May 15, 2022 • 3:04:08pm

re: #136 Dangerman

I believe the rabbis stated the issue in such grotesque terms on purpose. The horrifying image of an almost-born fetus being dismembered in the womb emphasizes the point: No matter how “late-term” the pregnancy, no matter how difficult it may be to proceed with an abortion, the woman’s life must always come first.

of course, this muchly predates things like anesthetic, antibiotics, transfusions and so forth, C-sections today are most of the time survivable. Having to choose between them, not being able to save both, is way less common than it used to be.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 15, 2022 • 3:07:13pm

re: #137 BigPapa

It’s the same story all across entertainment.

Usually it’s young guys (almost always guys) whining about POC.

It happens with Star Trek.
It happens with MCU.
It happens with Amazon LOTR Rings of Power.

No matter that all these creative works are totally fiction. Somehow having too much melanin is all it takes to trigger outrage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:07:37pm
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EstebanTornado1963  May 15, 2022 • 3:08:04pm

re: #137 BigPapa

Are you not entertained?

For some other entertainment, here we have duder upset that make believe half humanoid fairy tale creatures may have the wrong skin color. Please be considerate of his and his family’s privacy at this time.

[Embedded content]

Othello?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 15, 2022 • 3:08:27pm

You can find all around right-wing media: endless whining about “Hollywood” (never mind many productions are not made in Hollywood) replacing white characters with black people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:09:48pm
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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 3:11:08pm

re: #151 EstebanTornado1963

Othello?

O hell no.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:11:49pm
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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 3:13:31pm

Conservative media is familiar with Buffalo suspect’s alleged ‘theory’

The suspect in Saturday’s killing of 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket allegedly wrote a document endorsing “great replacement theory,” a once-fringe racist idea that became a popular refrain among media figures such as Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham of Fox News and conservative writer Ann Coulter.

Before the shooting rampage that also left three wounded, the suspect, Payton S. Gendron, 18, allegedly posted a lengthy document invoking the idea that White Americans were at risk of being “replaced” by people of color because of immigration and higher birthrates.

*snip*

The theory was once confined to far-right White extremists, who cast immigration as part of a plot by “elites” to take political and economic power away from White people. It has gained broader circulation in recent years as a talking point among prominent conservative media figures.

*snip*

Other Fox News hosts besides Carlson have picked up the theme, giving it a veneer of respectability, at least within the conservative media ecosystem.

*snip*

[The article goes through a long list of these figures]

washingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:13:32pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

Glenn never fails to disappoint

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 15, 2022 • 3:17:05pm

Mt. Etna putting on the lava show today:

Youtube Video

..

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Ace Rothstein  May 15, 2022 • 3:20:12pm

This country is running out of thoughts and prayers.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 3:20:30pm

(Had to go back to wrenchwench’s LGF User’s Manual to remember how to text in Wingnut.)

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2022 • 3:21:39pm

Some lovely family photos

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 3:23:12pm

Apparently there were elections in Lebanon May 15th. And yes, the way power is distributed across the country on a communal basis, has ensured that the country is dysfunctional.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:24:00pm

Aaron Salter Jr.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 3:28:26pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

No doubt in my mind that it was. The fact that the shooter was Black makes no difference. It appears that hatred towards Asians is sadly shared by some Blacks and Whites.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:28:50pm
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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 3:31:34pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 3:33:01pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump scored very well on the cognitive test some quack administered for him.

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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 3:33:26pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

Glenn never fails to disappoint

I’ve said this before, but I was working for a summer language institute in Bloomington, IN when one of Matt Hale’s followers continued his slaughter by targeting a Korean church literally just a few blocks from the dorm where our many Asian and non-Asain students were housed. He killed a Korean grad student on a Sunday morning as the student left a Korean church. As I recall he also went to Evanston Il and killed basketball coach Ricky Birdsong, and then injured several orthodox Jews and another Black person.

Fuck Greenwald. He wanted to make a name for himself. That’s all. He did so by representing an eliminationist nazi.

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Ace Rothstein  May 15, 2022 • 3:33:50pm

re: #167 Decatur Deb

Trump scored very well on the cognitive test some quack administered for him.

Yeah it was a test to see if he had dementia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:35:34pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aaron Salter Jr.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 3:38:35pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 3:44:19pm

re: #171 Charles Johnson

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A Professor of English from the University of Illinois whose sons I was friends with and lived a block away from us would hold “Ulysses” readings on the day the events were supposed to have taken place every year. I never participated, but apparently many pints were consumed.

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JC1  May 15, 2022 • 3:44:21pm

re: #108 PhillyPretzel

It is the fact that Gisele recognized the signs of a pending stroke and they went to one of the better (probably the best) hospital systems in PA that he will be fine.

Response time really matters with strokes. If caught quickly enough, most/all damage can be prevented.

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PhillyPretzel  May 15, 2022 • 3:45:27pm

re: #173 JC1

Exactly. And that appears to be what happened in this case.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:46:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 3:47:22pm
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JC1  May 15, 2022 • 3:50:29pm

re: #134 ckkatz

I certainly used to think so.
But are the rich and powerful still under the rule of law?

The big secret he let slip is that Twitter uses a sample size of 100 to determine the ratio of bots to real users. That is laughingly absurd. The only plausible reason to use a sample size that small is to lie about the actual ratio. It wouldn’t be any more effort for them to sample a million accounts.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2022 • 3:51:37pm

re: #106 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

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William Lewis  May 15, 2022 • 3:53:52pm

re: #171 Charles Johnson

If I were still doing a Philiosphy/English Literature double major like I once wanted to? Then, yes, for credit. Now? I’ll pass.

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steve_davis  May 15, 2022 • 3:59:36pm

re: #100 GlutenFreeJesus

Well, looks like John Fetterman in PA is done for. He had a stroke.

he’s fine. they caught it in time. no lasting damage. he’ll carry on.

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Patricia Kayden  May 15, 2022 • 4:00:07pm

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope he doesn’t now get deluged with death threats from the Republican side of the aisle. He is a true ally. I love how shocked the idiots were by his behavior. I guess they’re used to White people cosigning their bigotry.
When I used to work for the Post Office in Toronto, I had a mixed-race colleague who told me that racists used to talk to her as if she were White and tell her all kinds of crazy stuff. She started wearing Black pride tees so they wouldn’t confuse her for one of their kind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 4:03:05pm

O_o

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 4:04:07pm

re: #181 Patricia Kayden

He said he’s not taking friend requests for a while. Wise. Nasties will sneak in with everybody else.

The racist bar owners are undoubtedly full of regret. That’s a shame.

I’m hungry, thinking about roast broccoli and maybe some fried tofu.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 4:04:22pm
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 4:07:18pm

Vile Provocation is my new folk ska collab with Snoop and Willie. Once they call me back we’re good to go.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 4:07:54pm

re: #67 ckkatz

There are also some interesting things in the pictures of that article.

In the first picture of the article, of a M777 firing you can see a couple of what looks like boxes attached to the top of the cannon. These are electronic devices that provide the gun crew very specific and precise information, such as gps location. You can also see the antenna for them on the right hand side of the picture.

In the pictures of Ukrainian M777’s I have not seen those items. Which means that more time consuming methods of positioning the cannon are used.

Here is what I was talking about:

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William Lewis  May 15, 2022 • 4:08:57pm

Not my fault, my GF sent me this…

facebook.com

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 4:08:58pm
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steve_davis  May 15, 2022 • 4:09:48pm

re: #137 BigPapa

Are you not entertained?

For some other entertainment, here we have duder upset that make believe half humanoid fairy tale creatures may have the wrong skin color. Please be considerate of his and his family’s privacy at this time.

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Because it’s of course the height of fantasy to imagine there were black members of upper medieval society.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 4:13:42pm
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 4:15:00pm

re: #189 steve_davis

Because it’s of course the height of fantasy to imagine there were black members of upper medieval society.

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The people who think Jesus was a blue eyed fair haired doppelganger of the Styx front man don’t believe there were any black folks in Europe during Age of Funny Clothes.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 4:15:18pm

Sounds like some motivators are being offered. I believe that there are some Russian pipelines that do not cut through Ukraine. However, they may not connect directly with Hungry. Meaning Hungry still may have to deal with (at least one) third party.

-

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2022 • 4:19:25pm

re: #191 BigPapa

The people who think Jesus was a blue eyed fair haired doppelganger of the Styx front man don’t believe there were any black folks in Europe during Age of Funny Clothes.

So who exactly do they think built the roads and bridges?

/

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 4:20:19pm

re: #188 BigPapa

Kind of Minoan

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 4:22:35pm

re: #187 William Lewis

Not my fault, my GF sent me this…

facebook.com

Hah!

Btw, Stonekettle has a shtick that includes rubber chickens and crisco…

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 4:23:47pm

re: #195 ckkatz

Hah!

Btw, Stonekettle has a shtick that includes rubber chickens and crisco…

This is a family site…

Addams, but still family.

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ipsos  May 15, 2022 • 4:26:38pm

re: #80 BigPapa

Buffalo is NOT Stefanik’s district. It has a D congressman. Her district is at the other end of the state.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 4:29:26pm

re: #196 Decatur Deb

:)

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 4:46:32pm

Serbia also has maintained a pro-Russian stance. To be fair, this alliance pre-dates World War 1.

One interesting anecdote is that during World War 1 most Serbians lived in the country of Serbia. However some ethnic Serbians lived in neighboring Austrian-ruled lands. When Austria went to war, the ethnic Serbians resident in Austro-Hungry were mobilized and some were stationed along the Serbian border.

During the fighting, the Serbian National Army managed to surround an Austro-Hungarian regiment composed of ethnic Serbians. When the Serbian Army demanded their surrender, the ethnic Serbian regiment replied that “Serbians never surrender”.

Not sure how that worked out for the participants. It being the Balkans, probably not well.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 4:48:46pm

This is simply ridiculous guitar playing.

Youtube Video

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darthstar  May 15, 2022 • 4:49:22pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 4:52:26pm

I am so surprised //

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Romantic Heretic  May 15, 2022 • 4:57:02pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

And yet he and his backers will endlessly waffle on about his ‘courage’.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2022 • 4:58:41pm

Late Sunday wordles:

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John Hughes  May 15, 2022 • 5:01:57pm

re: #167 Decatur Deb

Trump scored very well on the cognitive test some quack administered for him.

It was a pass/fail test.

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Romantic Heretic  May 15, 2022 • 5:05:04pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

My reply:

How can I miss him when he won’t go away?

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John Hughes  May 15, 2022 • 5:06:47pm

re: #177 JC1

The big secret he let slip is that Twitter uses a sample size of 100 to determine the ratio of bots to real users. That is laughingly absurd. The only plausible reason to use a sample size that small is to lie about the actual ratio. It wouldn’t be any more effort for them to sample a million accounts.

Do you believe what Elon says?

Why?

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JC1  May 15, 2022 • 5:08:27pm

re: #207 John Hughes

Do you believe what Elon says?

Why?

IF he was actually accused of breaking the NDA, then that was the only possible issue he publicly spilled. He could be lying about Twitter’s legal department contacting him regarding the NDA breach.

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darthstar  May 15, 2022 • 5:09:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 5:12:26pm

re: #209 darthstar

I see some Russian flesh under those claws…

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gocart mozart  May 15, 2022 • 5:13:27pm
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Florida Panhandler  May 15, 2022 • 5:14:50pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Buffalo white supremacist mass murderer is bad enough by himself, but what is another very real danger is the ongoing test-run of the vast right wing propaganda support network.

Right now Fox News, the right wing Twitter-verse and all the other well-known charlatans, racist clowns and liar outlets are currently testing the bounds and plausible deniability limits on this most recent white terrorist attack. This is all in their effort to effectively control the messaging starting in 2025 when they believe they will have full control of the country and will be able to launch mass arrests, mass detainments and eventual mass murder using direct government assets. They will have to sell these actions to the 75% of white men and about 50% of white women who currently still support the MAGA carnival of fascism even though it will cost the lives and freedoms of their own friends and family members. And they will buy it just as other heinous xenophobic purges have shown us throughout world history.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 5:20:42pm
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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 5:24:02pm

re: #197 ipsos

Thank you.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2022 • 5:24:43pm

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

Funny how they never have proof of these mysterious “hordes of illegals” that are “overrunning America”.

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 5:25:59pm

re: #215 Eclectic Cyborg

Funny how they never have proof of these mysterious “hordes of illegals” that are “overrunning America”.

Still have to drive 200 miles to find a good taco truck.

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retired cynic  May 15, 2022 • 5:26:19pm

This week there were two articles I read online about the abortion situation, and I saved them to post here. I have been so angry.

The title of this one sums it up:
Alito’s Arrogance and the End of Roe
The leaked draft of the abortion opinion is hypocritical concern trolling—and proof that the Court’s majority is an extension of the Republican Party.
washingtonmonthly.com

This one has a lead photo that shows a woman dead of an unsafe abortion, so be very careful if you open it.
Here We Go
I was planning to write about something else today, but then Alito’s odious opinion overturning Roe leaked, and so I’ll have to get to that other thing later.
hecatedemeter.wordpress.com

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Florida Panhandler  May 15, 2022 • 5:27:19pm

re: #213 The Pie Overlord!

Watch as a lot of these right wing Jews “convert” to Christianity real quick after 2024 as their current dreams/grifting/socio-political calculus becomes reality and they find themselves seeing MAGA “real American” squads going door to door.

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sagehen  May 15, 2022 • 5:29:56pm

what’s the 21st century US word for “marrano”?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 5:31:11pm

re: #219 sagehen

what’s the 21st century US word for “marrano”?

Maralagoano

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 5:31:45pm

Maralaguano

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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 5:38:22pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 15, 2022 • 5:46:03pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

This is simply ridiculous guitar playing.

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Video

It’s also one where I would acknowledge the brilliance and go to find a corn dog before the performance ended.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 5:47:42pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 15, 2022 • 5:49:30pm

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

The shooter was an Australian. Calling him “a New Zealand white supremacist” is basically blaming the victim. The New York Daily News can fuck off right out of here with that shit.

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nines09  May 15, 2022 • 5:53:47pm

Punch me in the face. And then again.
But I have known many a stroke victim who never even knew they had a stroke. Because it is as bad or not.
John Fetterman suffered a stroke just days before Pa. Senate primary but says he’s recovering well
In my neck of the woods Mastriano has the most signs on property that will tell you the money is with him.
And then you have the homes with 4X8 and larger professional signs.
I await the winner of this shit show to see which neighbor buys into it fully.
OZ is big.
Because stupid TV peoples know shit.
I have never posted signs of any position on my property. Before or now.
I have worn pins, because that is ME and if you have an issue it is with ME.
Nothing on my ride. Because. Not just me. It’s mine.
I do not need to badge or tag myself. I will speak and confront as confronted.
As it will ever be because I will not endanger my family.
Wish the Democrats had a 24/7 non stop political station to push back.
MSNBC?
ha ha ha ha ha
What was the saviors name again?
That lawyer/investigator/good guy who was going to prove Trump was guilty?
Can you even remember his name?
And that Supreme Court Justice that was blocked by the GOP?
wtf was his name?
Oh. Right. Now he works for the DOJ.
Look at the progress.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 6:09:57pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 6:13:02pm
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lawhawk  May 15, 2022 • 6:14:06pm

re: #89 Decatur Deb

I used to drive past the Waterveliet arsenal years back, and they used to have static displays of some of the gun barrels adjacent to 787.

Big… Real Big. 16 inch big. Coastal battery guns.

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nines09  May 15, 2022 • 6:18:52pm

And then we have the Gristle Master Mansquatch that never disappoints.
Noodle and wander and never lose the intent.
Damn Greg.
Damn.
Nite nite all.

Youtube Video

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 6:20:26pm

re: #229 lawhawk

I used to drive past the Waterveliet arsenal years back, and they used to have static displays of some of the gun barrels adjacent to 787.

Big… Real Big. 16 inch big. Coastal battery guns.

Iowa-class USN guns, too IIRC. They had a large stockpile still, when I last looked (20 yrs ago).

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 6:22:55pm

My Lodge carbon steel pan is already warped. I have a hard rubber mallet and heated the pan up trying to fix it. The bong is loud so I’ll take it to work.

I don’t think I warped it cooking but not sure. Might as well learn to fix them so I don’t have to worry about it in the future.

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 6:24:19pm

re: #230 nines09

And then we have the Gristle Master Mansquatch that never disappoints.
Noodle and wander and never lose the intent.
Damn Greg.
Damn.
Nite nite all.

[Embedded content]

Greg is a beast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 15, 2022 • 6:26:16pm

niterz, lizardz!

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Charles Johnson  May 15, 2022 • 6:28:34pm
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mmmirele  May 15, 2022 • 6:33:12pm

In one of the Spanish language newspapers I read online either late last night or early this morning, a representative of the Mexican consulate in New York reported to the Mexican government that no Mexican citizens were killed in yesterday’s racist mass murder. And yeah, El Pais en Spain is very clear what it thinks, none of this wishy washy shiz:

El autor de la matanza racista en Búfalo publicó un detallado plan de su ataque

“The perpetrator of the racist slaughter in Buffalo published a detailed plan of his attack.”

Wishing our press would call it what it is…racist slaughter.

/back to reading about the collapse of a section Línea 12 of the Mexico City Metro on May 3, 2021, which killed 26 people and injured 98. Because the government is about to clear or move away the section of the elevated railway that collapsed, and attorneys for the dead and injured believe this will destroy or obscure evidence in finding fault. Which, to be honest, the Mexico City government and the national government want to Go Away.

Jesus! Lots of things the Mexican national government would like to go away, like the rape and murder of Debanhi Escobar in Monterrey, Nueva Leon in April. The current president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), distinguished himself /////// by telling people to basically stop thinking about it at the beginning, before her body was found in a well and before the private autopsy which alleges Escobar had been sexually assaulted and injured.

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nines09  May 15, 2022 • 6:33:27pm

re: #233 Charles Johnson

Greg is a beast.

His Gristle Master pedal was my introduction. His kid talked him into meeting that keyboardist and putting this together.
Him and Tim Pierce are the best that nobody knows.
But you know them.

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 6:37:59pm

Confirmed on Nopes

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Rightwingconspirator  May 15, 2022 • 7:11:43pm

They say we get a nice eclipse/blood moon tonight around here. Might just pull out the long lens and see what we see. The moon is pretty high by then…

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 7:13:49pm

re: #239 Rightwingconspirator

They say we get a nice eclipse/blood moon tonight around here. Might just pull out the long lens and see what we see. The moon is pretty high by then…

You’re gonna need a bigger lens.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 15, 2022 • 7:19:41pm

re: #240 BigPapa

LOL! So we did this community Page years ago. And Curious Lurker (Pbh) added a link to more pro tips on shooting the moon. From September 2015. All the pro tips are as valid as ever for anyone that wants to take a swing at tonight’s eclipse.
Shoot the Supermoon Eclipse Like a Pro-LGF Live blog

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Decatur Deb  May 15, 2022 • 7:22:51pm

re: #239 Rightwingconspirator

They say we get a nice eclipse/blood moon tonight around here. Might just pull out the long lens and see what we see. The moon is pretty high by then…

Gentle rain here in Central time. Moon is up there somewhere.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2022 • 7:25:06pm

re: #95 Patricia Kayden

Never heard of him. I will never understand the anti-immigrant furor stoked up by descendants of immigrants in a nation full of immigrants. 🤷🏽‍♀️

He’s a Chicago boy. Ran against Jan Schakowsky back in 2010, and did not fare well.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 15, 2022 • 7:25:17pm

re: #241 Rightwingconspirator

You might want to repost that so it hits the top of the Featured Pages again.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2022 • 7:29:12pm

re: #104 Dangerman

as strokes go, doesn’t sound too ‘severe’

cnn

While driving early today, I heard that Fetterman canceled out of several interviews because of illness. It wasn’t until much later that I learned the reason. Could be minor, could be more serious than they let on; let’s see if it affects the results of the Democratic primary.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 7:35:30pm

re: #239 Rightwingconspirator

They say we get a nice eclipse/blood moon tonight around here. Might just pull out the long lens and see what we see. The moon is pretty high by then…

Overcast here in the Va ‘burbs of DC. :(

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2022 • 7:35:57pm

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mass shootings will continue until White Replacement stops!!!

Most “mass” shootings are not racially motivated — La Vegas, the numerous school shootings, the Pulse night club shooting, etc — as well as shootings that involve gang members. Thanks to Scalia and the abominable Heller decision, there is a free-for-all out there. There is no hope for recovery until Heller can be overturned but that is unlikely while SCOTUS remains in Federalist Society hands.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 15, 2022 • 7:46:41pm

re: #244 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You might want to repost that so it hits the top of the Featured Pages again.

If I can get some nice shots tonight I’ll do a new page and link with excerpts I think.

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Dave In Austin  May 15, 2022 • 8:02:00pm

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BigPapa  May 15, 2022 • 8:05:20pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 15, 2022 • 8:07:43pm

re: #250 BigPapa

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jaunte  May 15, 2022 • 8:21:48pm
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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 8:29:12pm

We’ve got this coming:

It’s sucking the dog flap out of the house.

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Eventual Carrion  May 15, 2022 • 8:35:37pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

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They got what they came for

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 8:43:10pm

I know someone here doubted the Mars would beat the Sun, but they won game seven 123-90.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 8:47:14pm

re: #253 Belafon

We’ve got this coming:

[Embedded content]

It’s sucking the dog flap out of the house.

Shit! That’s 35 miles north of you guys!

Hope it doesn’t hold together.

Mean while, in South Austin, the Space Dragon has consumed the moon and will swallow it for around 80 minutes.

There will be witches on broomsticks. Goblins. Shades of all kinds. Wars, rumors of wars, and sightings of the Dogs of War across the face of the earth. As the moon turns blood red, the screams of the damned will ring across the Heavens.

Then, the Space Dragon will cough up the moon, accompanied by a fair amount of Detritus. Which is gonna hurt, in a Disc-Worldian sort of way, because Detritus is a big motherfucker.

Then everything will be back to normal and the Great Cosmic Turtle, A’Tuin, supporting four gigantic elephants who support the World, will continue its swim through the Universe.

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Captain Ron  May 15, 2022 • 8:49:34pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 15, 2022 • 8:49:43pm

re: #256 austin_blue

You gotta be a big motherfucker to wield the Piecemaker.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 8:50:54pm

re: #255 Belafon

I know someone here doubted the Mars would beat the Sun, but they won game seven 123-90.

Mavs?

I would expect Mars to beat any NBA team because he is, after all, the God of Fucking War and infinitely tricksie in hiding his fouls.

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 8:53:46pm

And I hope this isn’t how it begins… :’( svd.se
“A suspected intrusion has taken place at an electricity station in Högdalen in Stockholm. The police were alerted to the scene at 20.53 after staff at the power station saw unauthorized persons inside the area via a surveillance camera.”

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EstebanTornado1963  May 15, 2022 • 8:58:55pm

Of course the quadrant of the sky where the eclipse is gonna be is obscured by clouds😡😂

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 9:05:45pm

re: #260 Teukka

And I hope this isn’t how it begins… :’( svd.se
“A suspected intrusion has taken place at an electricity station in Högdalen in Stockholm. The police were alerted to the scene at 20.53 after staff at the power station saw unauthorized persons inside the area via a surveillance camera.”

Also, the substation is classed as a “Vital Installation”, meaning it likely is one of the Stockholm feeder points (220 kV gear, not something you’d even consider stealing copper from).

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:08:07pm

Okay, so light bent around our planet’s mass is still giving red illumination to about 20% of the moon’s eastern (Earth perspective southern) face. That’ll be gone in another 10 minutes or so and {poof!} Goodbye Moon.

Appropriate creepy song:

Youtube Video

That totality will last about 80 minutes here.

Pretty damn cool.

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Eventual Carrion  May 15, 2022 • 9:16:28pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

Posobiec churns out posts like a fucking machine. It’s absolutely bizarre that someone can be that obsessively dedicated to being a piece of reeking shit.

Pays the bills

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:16:48pm

re: #253 Belafon

We’ve got this coming:

[Embedded content]

It’s sucking the dog flap out of the house.

Ooh, shit, you just got popped didn’t you? Everybody OK?

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:24:16pm

re: #264 Eventual Carrion

Pays the bills

In a Theistic Universe, God would drop a very large, high-speed rock on all of these motherfucker’s heads (Yippie Aye Oh Kie Yay!) and return balance to the Cosmos.

Also, Vlad Putin would have been miscarried. But I repeat myself.

Too bad we don’t live in a Theistic Universe with a Loving God, innit?

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 9:24:29pm

re: #259 austin_blue

Mavs?

I would expect Mars to beat any NBA team because he is, after all, the God of Fucking War and infinitely tricksie in hiding his fouls.

That’s probably why they won.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:26:36pm

re: #267 Belafon

That’s probably why they won.

Naw, they just were the much better team tonight. Kudos to them.

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 9:28:05pm

re: #265 austin_blue

Ooh, shit, you just got popped didn’t you? Everybody OK?

When it finally hit, it was had toned down to just rain. Now:

The cell above Denton is heading our way, but I suspect it will lose most of its fury before it gets here.

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 9:31:09pm

My surprised face, etc.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:31:11pm

re: #250 BigPapa

I Blew Daddy’s Face Off.

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 9:33:11pm

re: #270 Teukka

My surprised face, etc.

Suddenly, this Business Insider arkle doesn’t seem so hyperbolic anymore: businessinsider.com

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:36:30pm

re: #269 Belafon

When it finally hit, it was had toned down to just rain. Now:

[Embedded content]

The cell above Denton is heading our way, but I suspect it will lose most of its fury before it gets here.

Outstanding!

This is the time of year when things can get real chaotic, real fast.

It really is global weirding, not warming, in Texas, isn’t it? That front is gonna stall out around Waco (many things stall out around Waco, like American History since 1962, but I digress) and we won’t feel a bit of it down here.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 9:41:27pm

re: #273 austin_blue

Outstanding!

This is the time of year when things can get real chaotic, real fast.

It really is global weirding, not warming, in Texas, isn’t it? That front is gonna stall out around Waco (many things stall out around Waco, like American History since 1962, but I digress) and we won’t feel a bit of it down here.

Well, it’s actually both, in spades.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 15, 2022 • 9:46:11pm

I’ve contacted yokel Republican officials and demanded 5 million dollars cash to return the Moon. Cash only (ok, maybe gold), no credit, debit or crypto.
Hey, it’s worth a try.

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BlueSpotinAL  May 15, 2022 • 9:46:55pm

I wonder if the GPS is missing from the M777 because Russia is spoofing GPS signals.

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 9:49:00pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 15, 2022 • 9:49:03pm

re: #262 Teukka

Also, the substation is classed as a “Vital Installation”, meaning it likely is one of the Stockholm feeder points (220 kV gear, not something you’d even consider stealing copper from).

Pretty colors everywhere!
Then fade to black.
///

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 9:53:11pm

re: #278 Sherlock Hound

Pretty colors everywhere!
Then fade to black.
///

*Blinding flash*
*Helluva loud bang, the kind which makes the dust fly off of surfaces for at least 100-200 ft around and setting off car alarms at even a further distance*
*Maintenance crew enters and removes smoldering remains from chain link fence*

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retired cynic  May 15, 2022 • 9:57:03pm

re: #277 Teukka

You wonder how they can keep a straight face when trying to say those things!

How can you ever reach people who actually believe that crap? All I could do would be to SMDH and laugh.

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Teukka  May 15, 2022 • 10:00:46pm

re: #280 retired cynic

You wonder how they can keep a straight face when trying to say those things!

How can you ever reach people who actually believe that crap? All I could do would be to SMDH and laugh.

It’s at times like these I wonder whether humanity would be best served by creating a giant insane asylum the size of a county or small state.
Working name “Arkham Asylum” (doesn’t exist IRL). Bonus points if you set it up in MA.

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 10:01:40pm

re: #277 Teukka

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Ummm…furries?

Because when I think of a furry, if I think of one at all, which I really don’t, it is certainly not as a sociopathic Neo-Nazi who specifically targeted a food store in a Black neighborhood over a hundred miles away from his home so he could kill as many Black people as possible in the shortest possible time.

But then again, that’s not my kink, so this may be entirely on me, but I must admit I’m so confused…

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William Lewis  May 15, 2022 • 10:03:45pm

re: #281 Teukka

It’s at times like these I wonder whether humanity would be best served by creating a giant insane asylum the size of a county or small state.
Working name “Arkham Asylum” (doesn’t exist IRL). Bonus points if you set it up in MA.

Nah. Take Nevada and parts of Utah and create Heinlein’s Coventry. Let them have all the freedom they think they want.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 15, 2022 • 10:09:27pm

re: #281 Teukka

It’s at times like these I wonder whether humanity would be best served by creating a giant insane asylum the size of a county or small state.
Working name “Arkham Asylum” (doesn’t exist IRL). Bonus points if you set it up in MA.

re: #283 William Lewis

Nah. Take Nevada and parts of Utah and create Heinlein’s Coventry. Let them have all the freedom they think they want.

Manhattan island. Even Snake Plissken needed a lot of help and luck to get out of there

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austin_blue  May 15, 2022 • 10:10:24pm

re: #283 William Lewis

Nah. Take Nevada and parts of Utah and create Heinlein’s Coventry. Let them have all the freedom they think they want.

Johnston Atoll. Free Land! Pure Freedom!

You’d have to fence and defend chunks of Nevada and Utah. Johnston would be a Pure Libertaian State, where they could Maximize Shareholder Value.

And I’m out for the night. Sweet scaly dreams to all and be nice teach other. It’s all we’ve got left in this hellhole of a planet.

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Captain Ron  May 15, 2022 • 10:12:05pm

From a first case on Thursday to 1,000,000 cases by Monday.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 10:12:43pm

re: #276 BlueSpotinAL

I wonder if the GPS is missing from the M777 because Russia is spoofing GPS signals.

That’s certainly a possibility.

Thoughts from this uninvolved, unconnected, swag (swag - scientific wild @ss guess) maker are:

My first guess, though would be that the US did not want to risk losing state of the art electronics to Russia.

My second guess would be that the Ukrainians do not have all of the equipment that would be required to use it. Perhaps because they are still mostly on the old Soviet artillery framework rather than the current NATO framework. Or maybe the allocated aid funds would be better spent on other things.

My third guess would be that the Ukrainians have not yet been trained on how to use that equipment and there is not enough time or people to do that training right now.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 10:14:40pm

re: #285 austin_blue

Johnston Atoll. Free Land! Pure Freedom!

You’d have to fence and defend chunks of Nevada and Utah. Johnston would be a Pure Libertaian State, where they could Maximize Shareholder Value.

And I’m out for the night. Sweet scaly dreams to all and be nice teach other. It’s all we’ve got left in this hellhole of a planet.

St Helena or maybe the Far Tortugas (hargh!)

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Rightwingconspirator  May 15, 2022 • 10:16:29pm

For those still up… Tonight’s moon.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 10:17:07pm

re: #279 Teukka

*Blinding flash*
*Helluva loud bang, the kind which makes the dust fly off of surfaces for at least 100-200 ft around and setting off car alarms at even a further distance*
*Maintenance crew enters and removes smoldering remains from chain link fence*

Reminded me of this:

Youtube Video

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 15, 2022 • 10:17:54pm

Johnston Atoll is a rather small piece of land.

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 10:21:29pm

“Mushroom!” OK algae power. Scientists at Cambridge kept an Arm Cortex M0+ processor powered for a year using electricity generated by algae:

The electrical current generated through photosynthesis interacts with an aluminium electrode which is used to power the microprocessor.

bbc.com

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 10:23:37pm

Now they’re drawing scary polygons:

We’re definitely getting the rain.

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Moe Avattar  May 15, 2022 • 10:26:33pm

re: #282 austin_blue

There are, in fact, Nazi Furries.
Pretty sure they’re mostly wolves
rollingstone.com

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Belafon  May 15, 2022 • 10:29:59pm

re: #293 Belafon

Nothing big out of this. I don’t know that anyone had this as a thing this morning, though.

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 10:30:26pm

re: #289 Rightwingconspirator

For those still up… Tonight’s moon.

Youtube Video

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ckkatz  May 15, 2022 • 10:36:50pm

re: #277 Teukka

Is Bruce Bostleman back?

(Nebraska State legislator who claimed that school administrators were putting litter boxes in the schools for furries.)

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Hecuba's daughter  May 15, 2022 • 10:44:08pm

Words

Sigh. Took 5.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 15, 2022 • 10:56:03pm

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JC1  May 15, 2022 • 11:07:06pm

5 as well.

Wordle 331 5/6

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HypnoToad  May 15, 2022 • 11:44:37pm

Tonight’s lunar eclipse from Laverne, CA.

Ingress partial phase over LA county fire facility at Brackett Apt. with county fair ride in background. 400mm f/5.6
Two minutes before totality. 1000mm f/10 Rumak.
Mid totality. Central part of the Earth’s shadow near the moon’s upper limb was fairly dark.
Beginning of nauseous dragon upchucking process.
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Hecuba's daughter  May 16, 2022 • 12:04:49am

re: #272 Teukka

Suddenly, this Business Insider arkle doesn’t seem so hyperbolic anymore: businessinsider.com

Unless the Murdochs and their prime time stars are working directly for Putin (always possible), this attack seems to be the consequence of the vile white supremacist propaganda that the right wing has been promoting for years. Certainly they seem to be supporting Putin in the conflict with Ukraine, but this racist hatred has been an integral part of the United States political landscape since the Founding Fathers allowed slavery to exist when our republic came into existence and it expanded with the Know Nothings in the 1850’s. The Buffalo rampage is akin to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre in 2018, as well as the El Paso slaughter in 2019.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 16, 2022 • 12:23:05am
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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 1:40:23am

Our new dog, Duke,

is adapting to his new family and we’re adapting to him. His favorite spot to lay is just inside the kitchen door where he can watch every door in the house except the sliding glass door in the master bedroom, if anyone leaves a room he’s there to escort and observe, if nobody leaves a room for a while he will go investigate if they are OK.

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 1:41:47am

re: #304 Captain Ron

Oops, I dropped the pic in the middle of the sentence but it works well so I won’t fix it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 1:57:54am

re: #149 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s the same story all across entertainment.

Usually it’s young guys (almost always guys) whining about POC.

It happens with Star Trek.
It happens with MCU.
It happens with Amazon LOTR Rings of Power.

No matter that all these creative works are totally fiction. Somehow having too much melanin is all it takes to trigger outrage.

Or about women, remember Fury Road?

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 16, 2022 • 2:19:22am

re: #215 Eclectic Cyborg

Funny how they never have proof of these mysterious “hordes of illegals” that are “overrunning America”.

If even a fraction of the numbers they have been yammering about for years were true, all of Mexico, the Carribean, and Central and South America would have emptied out into the US.

When they say “millions” per what, month, week, year? The population of the US increases by about 1-2 million per year. Apparently *no one* is having children at all if this “millions” bullshit is true.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 16, 2022 • 2:21:45am

re: #286 Captain Ron

From a first case on Thursday to 1,000,000 cases by Monday.

Righhhhht….

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Moe Avattar  May 16, 2022 • 2:25:06am

Some people here were wondering recently about Anymouse … i just noticed him posting over at Wonkette.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2022 • 2:41:10am

re: #291 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Johnston Atoll is a rather small piece of land.

Been there twice, coming and going to Kwajalein. Total time: 20 minutes. That qualifies me to be a tour guide.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 16, 2022 • 2:43:54am

Glad to see the FAA step so hard on these goofballs. Among other things, they had requested a safety waiver for the stunt, and the FAA had explicitly denied it. There are also $4900 fines for the now ex-pilots. On top of that, I’ve heard that the insurance company has refused to pay off
on the plane that crashed.

FAA revokes licenses of pilots in failed Red Bull plane swap

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 3:21:07am

re: #311 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

On top of that, I’ve heard that the insurance company has refused to pay off
on the plane that crashed.

They can consider themselves lucky that there were no deaths, injuries or major property damages related to the crash.

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TarHellion  May 16, 2022 • 3:32:49am

Wordle 331 3/6

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More than pleased to sort this one out. Good way to start the week!

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2022 • 3:37:46am

re: #304 Captain Ron

Our new dog, Duke,

[Embedded content]

is adapting to his new family and we’re adapting to him. His favorite spot to lay is just inside the kitchen door where he can watch every door in the house except the sliding glass door in the master bedroom, if anyone leaves a room he’s there to escort and observe, if nobody leaves a room for a while he will go investigate if they are OK.

Duke!

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William Lewis  May 16, 2022 • 3:39:29am

re: #311 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Ye gads! Beevis & Butthead go to the airport?!?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 3:41:08am

re: #315 William Lewis

Ye gads! Beevis & Butthead go to the airport?!?

Jackaeroass

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 4:03:25am

Looks like I’m on the 5 train with a lot of you.

Wordle 331 5/6

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William Lewis  May 16, 2022 • 4:24:53am

So there are oodles of what are called moral patches out there. Found one a bit back that made me chuckle so I ordered it and this is my secondary hat. The confused expression on people’s faces tells me when they’ve seen it…

Pew pew pew!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 4:26:25am

“Dishonor Before Discomfort”

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 4:34:13am

re: #297 ckkatz

Is Bruce Bostleman back?

(Nebraska State legislator who claimed that school administrators were putting litter boxes in the schools for furries.)

No. New one, Stew Peters… *groans*

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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2022 • 4:39:31am

I hope he wins! Always an entertaining read:

In little more than a year in Congress, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., has become famous in political circles. On Tuesday, that could cost him his job.

“He’s a hot mess,” Susan Newman, 53, a teacher from nearby Laurel Park who voted for Cawthorn two years ago, said in the parking lot of an Ingles grocery store. “I really don’t see him doing anything in the district — and he just keeps getting in trouble.”

That’s in part because of a striking pattern of unusual behavior: speeding without a valid driver’s license; taking a firearm through security at an airport; wearing lingerie in photos; appearing in a video in which a staffer pantomimes a grab for his groin; gyrating naked on top of another man in bed; accusing unnamed lawmakers of inhaling cocaine and inviting him to an orgy; promoting a cryptocurrency in ways that prompted critics to claim he engaged in insider trading; and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “a thug.”

He should lay off the pain pills.

nbcnews.com

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lawhawk  May 16, 2022 • 4:41:11am

re: #284 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

Manhattan island. Even Snake Plissken needed a lot of help and luck to get out of there

Fuck no.

Why would we give up a socialist paradise to give over to these lunatics.

Fence off a square-ish state. GOPers love fences. I vote for Kansas.

They love experimenting with insane tax proposals anyways. Let them create their GOP utopia there.

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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2022 • 4:43:14am

My fucking coworkers made that monster.

The FBI is interviewing accused Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron’s parents, who both work as civil engineers with the state Department of Transportation, according to law-enforcement sources and online records.

Random note, both of his parents basically received two years off during covid (and it is ongoing, three days a week at home), working from home, so they were there for his “formative” years. Assholes.
nypost.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 4:45:46am

So Furries cannot also be Conservatives, just sick people who demand access to public sandboxes?

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steve_davis  May 16, 2022 • 4:46:55am

re: #232 BigPapa

My Lodge carbon steel pan is already warped. I have a hard rubber mallet and heated the pan up trying to fix it. The bong is loud so I’ll take it to work.

I don’t think I warped it cooking but not sure. Might as well learn to fix them so I don’t have to worry about it in the future.

i had a choice yesterday between a Smithey carbon steel farmhouse skillet or a Lodge carbon steel skillet. Nearly a two hundred dollar difference. Sadly, my loss of a very nice adjunct gig has me having to make practical decisions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 4:50:17am

Had a trip to Frankfurt yesterday to see daughter who is staying there.

Went to the Musem for Modern Art, Marcel Duchamp exhibit, including a copy of The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, which has been one of the highlights of my time on Earth.

Have been a fan of Duchamp and Dada ever since I discovered them as a young teenager (through friends and family, nobody in our school began to cover those topics)

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steve_davis  May 16, 2022 • 4:53:06am

re: #281 Teukka

It’s at times like these I wonder whether humanity would be best served by creating a giant insane asylum the size of a county or small state.
Working name “Arkham Asylum” (doesn’t exist IRL). Bonus points if you set it up in MA.

we already have that. it’s called south carolina.

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HRH Stanley Sea  May 16, 2022 • 5:12:06am

🏌‍♀️

Look at this horrible progression. Shocked I am

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Dangerman  May 16, 2022 • 5:51:45am

re: #326 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Had a trip to Frankfurt yesterday to see daughter who is staying there.

Went to the Musem for Modern Art, Marcel Duchamp exhibit, including a copy of The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even, which has been one of the highlights of my time on Earth.

Have been a fan of Duchamp and Dada ever since I discovered them as a young teenager (through friends and family, nobody in our school began to cover those topics)

I’ve been rooting for the Nude to get to the bottom of the staircase since 1972 art class

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:02:27am

re: #329 Dangerman

I’ve been rooting for the Nude to get to the bottom of the staircase since 1972 art class

And again, I recall watching Rocky and Bullwinkle refer to a painting entitled Newt Descending a Staircase and laughing my ass off later when I found out what they were on about.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:04:23am

re: #327 steve_davis

we already have that. it’s called south carolina.

“Too small to be a country, and too large to be an insane asylum”.

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 6:05:11am
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Dangerman  May 16, 2022 • 6:05:55am

re: #330 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And again, I recall watching Rocky and Bullwinkle refer to a painting entitled Newt Descending a Staircase and laughing my ass off later when I found out what they were on about.

When I got older I learned how much I had actually learned from cartoons

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:06:50am

re: #332 Teukka

Remember “How can we know that the Russian’s plan is a failure if we don’t know their plans?”

Nothing they have accomplished so far can only remotely be called “success”.

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 6:10:59am

*spraypaints screen with coffee*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:11:29am

re: #333 Dangerman

When I got older I learned how much I had actually learned from cartoons

I recall going to see Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie at the Frankfurt Opera, and as soon as they started paying the overture, we all immediately had the mental image of Bugs Bunny massaging Elmer Fudd’s scalp with his toes…

Youtube Video

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 6:11:32am

re: #334 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember “How can we know that the Russian’s plan is a failure if we don’t know their plans?”

Nothing they have accomplished so far can only remotely be called “success”.

I said it at the time, and I’ll say it again now: It doesn’t matter what their plans are, unless the plan was, “Feed our men and equipment into a wood chipper.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:13:11am

re: #337 Dopamine Fish

I said it at the time, and I’ll say it again now: It doesn’t matter what their plans are, unless the plan was, “Feed our men and equipment into a wood chipper.”

…”while killing civilians and children at the same time!”

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 6:13:44am

re: #335 Teukka

*spraypaints screen with coffee*

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Dangerman  May 16, 2022 • 6:18:54am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall going to see Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie at the Frankfurt Opera, and when as soon as they started paying the overture, we all immediately had the mental image of Bugs Bunny massaging Elmer Fudd’s scalp with his toes…

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They mynah bird pacing to The Hebrides

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jeffreyw  May 16, 2022 • 6:21:54am

One of my boys, Gingerdammit.

Good morning!

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Dangerman  May 16, 2022 • 6:22:57am

Whoever coined the phrase “it goes without saying” did not foresee that the only way to use it is… incorrectly

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No Malarkey!  May 16, 2022 • 6:23:23am

I’m pretty sure that there won’t be a single Republican in the next Congress who will say something like this. At least Cheney is going down with guns blazing.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 6:27:26am
Thomas Jefferson once secretly wrote to Congress that the US would try to drive Native Americans into debt in order to take their land.

The US president’s note to lawmakers was referenced in a report from the Interior Department published Wednesday.

“In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson delivered a Confidential Message to Congress on Indian Policy explaining a strategy to dispossess Indian Tribes of their territories in part by assimilation,” the report said.

According to the report, Jefferson believed “a policy of assimilation would make it easier and less costly in lives and funding for the United States to separate Indian Tribes from their territories.”

Executed alongside the assimilation policy would be a process to encourage Native Americans to make purchases with credit. The hope, according to the report, was that they would fall into debt, meaning Indian tribes would have to “cede their land” to the US.

Thomas Jefferson once secretly wrote to Congress that the US would try to drive Native Americans into debt in order to take their land (BI)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:37:20am

re: #342 Dangerman

Whoever coined the phrase “it goes without saying” did not foresee that the only way to use it is… incorrectly

but people use it irregardless

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:40:50am

re: #344 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Thomas Jefferson once secretly wrote to Congress that the US would try to drive Native Americans into debt in order to take their land (BI)

I thought that was the law that Native American land cannot be used as security against a loan.

Which means that in order to open gambling casinos, they were unable to apply to banks to raise money.

So who does one one turn to in order to raise capital without collateral?

Same people who offer it downtown, eight for five, pay by Monday or lose a kneecap.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 6:41:08am

“Heckuva job, Brownie Pootie”…..

Sweden has decided to follow neighboring Finland and apply for NATO membership, ending more than 200 years of military nonalignment because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said Monday.

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed lawmakers in the Swedish capital.

“Sweden needs formal security guarantees that come with membership in NATO,” Andersson said, adding that the country was acting together with Finland, whose government announced on Sunday it would seek to to join the alliance.

Andersson was expected to formally announce the Swedish government’s decision later Monday together with opposition leader Ulf Kristersson.

apnews.com

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No Malarkey!  May 16, 2022 • 6:42:05am

Absolute prosecutorial immunity, bitch.

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Dangerman  May 16, 2022 • 6:42:05am

re: #345 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

but people use it irregardless

+1

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 6:42:26am

re: #335 Teukka

LOL Kanye Stalin. The ultimate mashup.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:43:36am

re: #350 Dr Lizardo

LOL Kanye Stalin. The ultimate mashup.

Do you like Bolshevik sticks?

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darthstar  May 16, 2022 • 6:44:56am

re: #332 Teukka

I read through that earlier…good stuff.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 6:46:17am

re: #351 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do you like Bolshevik sticks?

Not well known, but Stalin could get down with the best of ‘em….

Youtube Video

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 6:46:32am
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darthstar  May 16, 2022 • 6:48:46am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 6:51:48am
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BlueSpotinAL  May 16, 2022 • 6:53:28am

re: #356 No Malarkey!

an alternate link for that story: apnews.com

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 6:58:16am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 7:06:44am

re: #359 Teukka

We should be talking about the fact that Trump’s USMCA trade deal severely limited Canada’s ability to export baby formula to the United States.

He did that to prevent them from lacing it with teh Gay/Socialist virus.

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wrenchwench  May 16, 2022 • 7:13:04am

I have no phones, but I have a wordle.

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No Malarkey!  May 16, 2022 • 7:16:44am

Once again, SCOTUS has made it much easier to bribe politicians.

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Egregious Philbin  May 16, 2022 • 7:17:53am

re: #291 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

I always wanted to land there. Back in the day, I could fly Continental Micronesia for pittance. I wanted to do the 6 stop flight from Honolulu to Guam. Honolulu to Johnston (you can’t get off plane, only the people working there), then to Majuro (almost went there, just before 9/11, Kwajelein (almost had a job there once), Kosrae, Phonpei, Truk (now named Chuuk), then Guam. Only problem was, I could never find any seats out of GUM to non-rev home, everything was full. I really wanted to do that trip on the old 727’s with the teflon bottoms, landing on rough landing strips…

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No Malarkey!  May 16, 2022 • 7:19:08am

re: #363 No Malarkey!

Once again, SCOTUS has made it much easier to bribe politicians.

The dissonance between their willingness to allow states to regulate and dilute voting rights while allowing a free for all on election funding is striking.

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mmmirele  May 16, 2022 • 7:29:20am

So I’ll be curious to hear about this immigration crisis. This is a long story from Spain’s El Pais, in Spanish, but this is the gist of it.

People are waiting outside consulates in Havana to try and get visas to Mexico or Panama. It used to be (at least for Mexico) that Cubans didn’t need visas, but now they do. Why? Because there is a serious migration of Cubans to the USA. Nicaragua doesn’t require visas, but to get further north, Cubans pretty much have to expect to spend thousands of dollars and put themselves into the hands of coyotes and pay bribes to local officials to look the other way.

The numbers from the US side tell it all. In the last six months, the number of Cubans crossing the border has gone from 8,000 in December, to 9,700 in January, to nearly 18,000 in February, 32,000 in March and 35,000 in April. It’s called a silent Mariel boatlift. And why is this happening? Deteriorating economic conditions in Cuba, basically. The causes of the exodus are very elegantly described in this one sentence:

Las causas del actual éxodo son diversas, aunque quizás la principal sea el deterioro galopante de las condiciones de vida y el calvario en que se ha convertido la sobrevivencia en Cuba debido a la agudísima crisis que el país atraviesa, agravada por la pandemia, la inflación derivada del llamado “ordenamiento monetario”, la ineficiencia del sistema productivo estatal y la lentitud de las reformas económicas.

There’s no good solution, either

There’s more in the article, if your Spanish is up to it, it’s worth a read. elpais.com

Also, Venezuela is desperate for money, so it is planning stock sales in publicly owned businesses (most of which were expropriated by the government under the Chavista and Maduro regimes). More in English here:

abcnews.go.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 7:33:03am

re: #366 mmmirele

So I’ll be curious to hear about this immigration crisis. This is a long story from Spain’s El Pais, in Spanish, but this is the gist of it.

It all reminds us of what a massive clusterf*ck out immigration policy is, and that any sort of small-scale patchwork solutions will only shift the problems somewhere else down the line.

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Dave In Austin  May 16, 2022 • 7:34:53am
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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2022 • 7:36:57am

I know it is the Sun, but pictures!

RUSSIA has started deploying nuclear missiles toward its border with Finland in wake of the nation’s bold NATO bid.

Menacing mobile Iskander missiles were spotted being transported towards the dividing line as desperate Putin throws a troubling tantrum.

thesun.co.uk

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 16, 2022 • 7:39:12am

re: #341 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

Breakfast scone or albino horta? You decide!
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 7:41:31am

re: #369 Dave In Austin

If person was driving under the influence then that is a different story.

Is there a quick-and-easy version of a breathalyzer-equivalent test for suspected marijuana use behind the wheel?

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 7:43:46am

re: #370 Shropshire Slasher

LOL it’s just Putin’s whipping out his useless, flaccid dong in a desperate bid to look like a badass.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 7:43:57am

re: #372 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If person was driving under the influence then that is a different story.

Is there a quick-and-easy version of a breathalyzer test for suspected marijuana use behind the wheel?

No, but you don’t need one. You test for impairment if your concern is impaired drivers.

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lizardofid  May 16, 2022 • 7:45:41am

re: #372 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If person was driving under the influence then that is a different story.

Is there a quick-and-easy version of a breathalyzer test for suspected marijuana use behind the wheel?

I’ll bet once there is, legalization will be an easier lift in some of the remaining jurisdictions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 7:46:07am

re: #374 Punish Domestic Terrorists

No, but you don’t need one. You test for impairment if your concern is impaired drivers.

That is my only major concern with legalization of marijuana possession, sale and consumption: namely that a lot of people will be just as irresponsible behind the wheel with it as they are with alcohol.

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Citizen K  May 16, 2022 • 7:49:08am

re: #363 No Malarkey!

Once again, SCOTUS has made it much easier to bribe politicians.

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The Supreme Court in the last 10 years has pretty much undone almost all the foundations of our democracy. And we may never get that back, considering how long it took to get there.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2022 • 7:49:36am

re: #370 Shropshire Slasher

I know it is the Sun, but pictures!

thesun.co.uk

If you’re going to get nuked in Helsinki or Pittsburgh, it doesn’t matter where the launcher sits.

Did the erector/transporters have decent tires?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 7:52:08am

re: #376 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is my only major concern with legalization of marijuana possession, sale and consumption: namely that a lot of people will be just as irresponsible behind the wheel with it as they are with alcohol.

They’re not comparable. It’s doesn’t cause disinhibition and aggression like the dangerous drug of abuse alcohol does.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2022 • 7:52:24am

re: #377 Citizen K

The Supreme Court in the last 10 years has pretty much undone almost all the foundations of our democracy. And we may never get that back, considering how long it took to get there.

We needs get busy, then.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2022 • 7:52:44am

re: #379 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They’re not comparable. It’s doesn’t cause disinhibition and aggression like the dangerous drug of abuse alcohol does.

I killed a pizza last night.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 7:53:54am

re: #378 Decatur Deb

If you’re going to get nuked in Helsinki or Pittsburgh, it doesn’t matter where the launcher sits.

Did the erector/transporters have decent tires?

You are better off in Helsinki, the Finns have built enough underground shelters to hold nearly the entire population, over 600K in Helsinki alone

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 7:55:52am

re: #379 Punish Domestic Terrorists

They’re not comparable. It’s doesn’t cause disinhibition and aggression like the dangerous drug of abuse alcohol does.

They both lead to impairment at some level. Granted, stoners are often more likely to cause accidents for being too passive and cautious rather than for being too fast and reckless.

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 8:00:04am
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austin_blue  May 16, 2022 • 8:01:48am

re: #351 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Do you like Bolshevik sticks?

I like Bolshevik schticks.

Yakov Smirnoff was hilarious.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 16, 2022 • 8:02:24am

re: #378 Decatur Deb

If you’re going to get nuked in Helsinki or Pittsburgh, it doesn’t matter where the launcher sits.

Did the erector/transporters have decent tires?

An even more relevant question is, are there any actual missiles/warheads in those tubes?

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2022 • 8:04:31am

Ted Cruz gets the SCOTUS to legalize campaign bribery.

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 8:06:44am

re: #387 Barefoot Grin

Ted Cruz gets the SCOTUS to legalize campaign bribery.

And SCOTUS also said, “Fuck you, immigrants - yes, even the legal ones.”

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austin_blue  May 16, 2022 • 8:06:48am

re: #376 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is my only major concern with legalization of marijuana possession, sale and consumption: namely that a lot of people will be just as irresponsible behind the wheel with it as they are with alcohol.

True, but most likely they will be driving at 15 MPH in a 45 MPH zone to buy a family-sized bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos and a 2-liter bottle of Dr. Pepper.

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Dragonomics  May 16, 2022 • 8:06:49am

Couldn’t a social media platform’s TOS explicitly state they do not support users in Texas and use of their App in Texas is prohibited?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 16, 2022 • 8:07:58am

re: #377 Citizen K

The Supreme Court in the last 10 years has pretty much undone almost all the foundations of our democracy. And we may never get that back, considering how long it took to get there.

Destruction is always faster and easier than construction. The Republican Party has morphed into the apotheosis of a destructive agency of our democracy. OTOH some might argue this is what we have always been, that every time some of us try to surmount the evil of our true heritage of slavery and genocide and white supremacy, our nation eventually slides back into its toxic origins.

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 8:08:45am

re: #390 Dragonomics

Couldn’t a social media platform’s TOS explicitly state they do not support users in Texas and use of their App in Texas is prohibited?

New ones could, yes. However, the law is written so that if an existing service attempts to cut off service to Texas, anyone in Texas is allowed to sue the company to force them to provide service. While the enforceability of such an order is dubious, that isn’t the point; the point is to nickel-and-dime Twitter with frivolous lawsuits so that they eventually give up on trying to moderate content altogether, which will likely result in the end of Twitter, since, as I pointed out once before, fuck Nazis.

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 8:08:50am

re: #382 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are better off in Helsinki, the Finns have built enough underground shelters to hold nearly the entire population, over 600K in Helsinki alone

re: #386 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

An even more relevant question is, are there any actual missiles/warheads in those tubes?

Entire video is interesting:

Youtube Video

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:08:52am

re: #389 austin_blue

True, but most likely they will be driving at 15 MPH in a 45 MPH zone to buy a family-sized bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos and a 2-liter bottle of Dr. Pepper.

I agree that stoners are less dangerous than drunkards in traffic, but they are both impaired, and impairment is what leads to accidents.

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 8:10:37am

re: #383 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They both lead to impairment at some level. Granted, stoners are often more likely to cause accidents for being too passive and cautious rather than for being too fast and reckless.

If it wasn’t for “oogie boogie drugs” as a reaction, we’d be banning all cell phone use in cars before we worried about marijuana use.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:12:24am

re: #395 Belafon

If it wasn’t for “oogie boogie drugs” as a reaction, we’d be banning all cell phone use in cars before we worried about marijuana use.

I agree that cell phone use can be a bigger impairment than marihuana or even alcohol.

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 8:14:22am

re: #396 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I agree that cell phone use can be a bigger impairment than marihuana or even alcohol.

Or children, or food.

I think the impairment studies showed it to be way less impairing than alcohol, like nearly nonexistent.

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 8:17:12am
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Jay C  May 16, 2022 • 8:19:58am

re: #366 mmmirele

Probably outdated policy (?), but I thought Cubans (because Victims Of Communism, and Florida politics) were given some sort of special consideration re immigration: or is it still the “wet foot, dry foot” thing (i.e., if they wash up in a boat, they get in, but if by land, SOL….)?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:22:38am

re: #398 Teukka

So mass shooting are about to get even more deadly and gruesome?

…our Tree of Liberty will grow and prosper!!!

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 8:23:30am

re: #400 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So mass shooting are about to get even more deadly and gruesome?

…our Tree of Liberty will grow and prosper!!!

Yep. And lotsa more dead law enforcement officers.

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Teukka  May 16, 2022 • 8:25:54am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:27:02am

re: #402 Teukka

Recall that the last German prisoners from WW2 did not return until 1956…

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 8:27:14am

re: #402 Teukka

This is why Macron’s calls to Russia are meaningless.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:31:37am

re: #404 Belafon

This is why Macron’s calls to Russia are meaningless.

Calls to Putin are all but worthless, but it is important to keep a channel open in case there is someone willing to talk reasonably.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2022 • 8:31:56am

re: #393 Teukka

Entire video is interesting:

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Very interesting, and he didn’t mention another likely, critical, advantage: Finland shows a great deal of consensus about being Finland.

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 8:32:50am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 8:34:47am
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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2022 • 8:36:05am

re: #405 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Calls to Putin are all but worthless, but it is important to keep a channel open in case there is someone willing to talk reasonably.

Like the EMTs cleaning up the mess after Putin falls out a window.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 8:36:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:41:51am

re: #408 Punish Domestic Terrorists

“When is it ever going to be enough?” SE Cupp to Right-Wing Media. (CNN video via MSN)

What was once “disqualifying garbage” is now a minimum mandatory position in order to ensure nomination.

I started saying years ago that Tea Party rhetoric going unchallenged in the GOP would lead to an attention-seeking race to the bottom of the barrel, and they are still on their way down.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 8:42:23am

re: #409 Decatur Deb

Like the EMTs cleaning up the mess after Putin falls out a window.

“I’m sorry. There’s been an accident. I picked up his phone because it was ringing.”

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 8:43:47am

re: #411 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What was once “disqualifying garbage” is now a minimum mandatory position in order to ensure nomination.

I started saying years ago that Tea Party rhetoric going unchallenged in the GOP would lead to an attention-seeking race to the bottom of the barrel, and they are still on their way down.

They changed the headline between when I read the article and now.

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 8:43:53am

re: #411 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What was once “disqualifying garbage” is now a minimum mandatory position in order to ensure nomination.

I started saying years ago that Tea Party rhetoric going unchallenged in the GOP would lead to an attention-seeking race to the bottom of the barrel, and they are still on their way down.

They aren’t even in free fall at the moment; it’s a full-power dive straight down.

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 8:46:41am
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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 8:50:33am

If the Ukrainians get to Vovchansk, they can cut the direct supply lines between Belgorod and Kupyansk - and therefore to Izyum, which puts the Russian’s Donbas offensive in serious trouble.

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 8:55:08am

I do wonder how Ukraine is going to get its citizens back without the direct support of the rest of the world. As awesome as it has been at pushing back Russia, it doesn’t have an invasion force.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2022 • 8:55:11am

re: #266 austin_blue

In a Theistic Universe, God would drop a very large, high-speed rock on all of these motherfucker’s heads (Yippie Aye Oh Kie Yay!) and return balance to the Cosmos.

Also, Vlad Putin would have been miscarried. But I repeat myself.

Too bad we don’t live in a Theistic Universe with a Loving God, innit?

“He who made kittens put snakes in the grass”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 8:55:32am

Give Peace a Vovchansk!!!

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 8:55:56am
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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2022 • 8:56:21am

re: #271 austin_blue

I Blew Daddy’s Face Off.

That was my thought too when I saw where the muzzle was pointing and where his finger was.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  May 16, 2022 • 8:56:33am

re: #324 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So Furries cannot also be Conservatives, just sick people who demand access to public sandboxes?

They can. I play Arma with a few from Texas who are pretty much a mix of what gets commonly labeled “conservative” and “liberal” values. They are a very good reminder to me that people are complex.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2022 • 9:00:48am

re: #286 Captain Ron

From a first case on Thursday to 1,000,000 cases by Monday.

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Kim wearing a mask. He is doing more for his people than TFG ever did for Americans, let that sink in.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 9:05:46am

Seems like these wives of the separatist fighters are asking for the authorities’ help in returning their guys back. Naming the units, saying they’re not deserters and they haven’t surrendered to the Ukrainians, but that they were defeated in combat and those who could retreated - and that many of the separatist’s forces were killed or wounded. Apparently, those poor bastards were up against Ukrainian armor and all those luckless SOB’s had were rifles. They were also saying that Russia is not letting them in.

Don’t know if they’re angry, but definitely worried (which is understandable on a human level).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:06:40am

re: #423 Eventual Carrion

Kim wearing a mask. He is doing more for his people than TFG ever did for Americans, let that sink in.

He knows that his power is at risk if things go south up north.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2022 • 9:06:57am

re: #423 Eventual Carrion

Kim wearing a mask. He is doing more for his people than TFG ever did for Americans, let that sink in.

He might be crazy, but he’s not a fucking idiot.

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lizardofid  May 16, 2022 • 9:07:17am

re: #423 Eventual Carrion

Kim wearing a mask. He is doing more for his people than TFG ever did for Americans, let that sink in.

No need for political calculation, that’s for sure.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:08:50am

re: #424 Dr Lizardo

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Seems like these wives of the separatist fighters are asking for the authorities’ help in returning their guys back. Naming the units, saying they’re not deserters and they haven’t surrendered to the Ukrainians, but that they were defeated in combat and those who could retreated - and that many of the separatist’s forces were killed or wounded. Apparently, those poor bastards were up against Ukrainian armor and all those luckless SOB’s had were rifles. They were also saying that Russia is not letting them in.

Sounds like they will make useful scapegoats when the Russians start officially admitting failure and assigning blame.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:11:24am

re: #407 Captain Ron

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 9:12:03am

Looks like McDonald’s is leaving Russia:

McDonald’s is exiting Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, pulling out of a market it’s been a part of for 32 years. The fast-food giant had previously paused its operations in Russia less than two weeks into the brutal conflict being waged over Ukraine’s future.

McDonald’s wants to sell its entire slate of restaurants in the country to a Russian buyer. To prepare for that sale, it will start “de-arching” its restaurants — stripping them of its trademark signs, menus and branding.

npr.org.

Heh, I can hear the Kremlin’s justification already - “BAH! IS DECADENT WESTERN IMPERIALIST FAST FOOD! TRUE RUSSIAN FAST FOOD MADE OF TURNIPS AND SAWDUST!!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:12:57am

re: #429 Targetpractice

Al Franken being run out of the party just to try to pick up a few points on the “white suburban woman” vote demographic was the greatest political mistake of the past decade.

The miscalculation would be that it would have any effect on highlighting sexual harassment on the part of GOP candidates.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 9:13:23am

re: #428 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Sounds like they will make useful scapegoats when the Russians start officially admitting failure and assigning blame.

Yep, that’s what I’m thinking too. Those poor devils are going right under the bus and take 100% of the blame for Putin’s complete failure.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:16:18am

re: #430 Dr Lizardo

Looks like McDonald’s is leaving Russia:

npr.org.

Heh, I can hear the Kremlin’s justification already - “BAH! IS DECADENT WESTERN IMPERIALIST FAST FOOD! TRUE RUSSIAN FAST FOOD MADE OF TURNIPS AND SAWDUST!!”

Took them two weeks to realize the war wasn’t gonna end overnight and public sentiment was gonna kick them in the ass, then another two months to figure out that the war’s not gonna end before the costs of maintaining empty stores was gonna start eating into their profits.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:18:31am

re: #431 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The miscalculation would be that it would have any effect on highlighting sexual harassment on the part of GOP candidates.

But hey, at least Kirsten Gillibrand got rid of her biggest rival for 2020 nomination…only to drop out before she even made it to Iowa.

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Dr Lizardo  May 16, 2022 • 9:18:40am

re: #433 Targetpractice

Took them two weeks to realize the war wasn’t gonna end overnight and public sentiment was gonna kick them in the ass, then another two months to figure out that the war’s not gonna end before the costs of maintaining empty stores was gonna start eating into their profits.

Yeah, but still, it’s the end of an era.

Seems like it’s a tacit admission that Russia is (or is becoming) a failed state. No point in operating there anymore. If I were in the US State Department, that’s the message I’d be putting out there.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:24:23am

re: #435 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, but still, it’s the end of an era.

Seems like it’s a tacit admission that Russia is (or is becoming) a failed state. No point in operating there anymore. If I were in the US State Department, that’s the message I’d be putting out there.

To me, it looks like McD’s is cutting its losses, figuring that even if the war ends soon, it’s not gonna be safe or profitable to reopen in Russia anytime soon. The government is whipping up all sorts of anti-US sentiment and as one of the symbols of the “decadent West,” they’re gonna be the target of all sorts of anger and potential violence.

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JC1  May 16, 2022 • 9:25:31am

re: #429 Targetpractice

Al Franken being run out of the party just to try to pick up a few points on the “white suburban woman” vote demographic was the greatest political mistake of the past decade.

Next to HRC insisting on running in 2016.

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 9:26:50am

re: #437 JC1

Next to HRC insisting on running in 2016.

That would be Obama if you’re going to go that route.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 9:28:06am

re: #420 Captain Ron

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2022 • 9:29:27am

JFC

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 9:30:07am

I mean, if you’re going to play “which political miscalculations led us to here”, then you have to go with Obama running for office, where he even admits it might have been about 20 years too early.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2022 • 9:30:40am
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sagehen  May 16, 2022 • 9:31:03am

re: #418 Eventual Carrion

“He who made kittens put snakes in the grass”

one I remember from Curious Lurker:

“Don’t be angry God made tigers; be grateful he didn’t give them wings.”

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Shropshire Slasher  May 16, 2022 • 9:31:27am

Have some nightmares.

Youtube Video

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Belafon  May 16, 2022 • 9:31:28am

And I think he was the perfect candidate at the time, but it led to our side thinking America is finally achieving what it set out to do, and the other side coming to terms with the fact that they were going to have to wage war to get their country back.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 16, 2022 • 9:31:49am

re: #435 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, but still, it’s the end of an era.

Seems like it’s a tacit admission that Russia is (or is becoming) a failed state. No point in operating there anymore. If I were in the US State Department, that’s the message I’d be putting out there.

Austria-Hungary was also a failed “state”; it didn’t stop them from unleashing the most devastating war in history (to that point) and a prelude to the greater disaster that followed. We are infested with allies of Putin who are doing everything possible to harm the Ukrainian cause.

Why is no one talking about Trump’s attempt to derail further spending on Ukraine? Is it solely because of the Buffalo massacre?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2022 • 9:32:41am
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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:33:45am

re: #440 Eclectic Cyborg

JFC

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Does he also advise against medical personnel maintaining cleanliness by washing their hands and sterilizing all equipment? I mean, if we’re just gonna junk centuries of medial science to embrace “FREE DUMB!!!”, then why require doctors to practice basic hygiene if they don’t wanna?

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 9:34:41am

re: #448 Targetpractice

Does he also advise against medical personnel maintaining cleanliness by washing their hands and sterilizing all equipment? I mean, if we’re just gonna junk centuries of medial science to embrace “FREE DUMB!!!”, then why require doctors to practice basic hygiene if they don’t wanna?

Because they haven’t turned that into a political issue… YET.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2022 • 9:34:41am

re: #434 Targetpractice

But hey, at least Kirsten Gillibrand got rid of her biggest rival for 2020 nomination…only to drop out before she even made it to Iowa.

I listen to Al’s podcast. Nearly every week he asks about some recent senate hearing and says something like, “I don’t understand why the Democrats don’t ask…. Because here is what I would ask.” And it’s clear that he had great instincts about cutting through Republican hypocrisy.

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Mike Lamb  May 16, 2022 • 9:36:19am

re: #442 Backwoods_Sleuth

Didn’t the security guard shoot the fucker at least once, but didn’t do anything because of the body armor?

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 9:36:51am

re: #451 Mike Lamb

Didn’t the security guard shoot the fucker at least once, but didn’t do anything because of the body armor?

STOP POKING HOLES IN MY NARRATIVE!!!!!

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:38:22am

re: #451 Mike Lamb

Didn’t the security guard shoot the fucker at least once, but didn’t do anything because of the body armor?

She’s just mindlessly reciting talking points, it’s practically Mad Libs at this point.

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 9:38:55am

re: #453 Targetpractice

She’s just mindlessly reciting talking points, it’s practically Mad Libs at this point.

That’s what happens when you get your talking points from clinically insane idiots.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:39:06am

re: #430 Dr Lizardo

Looks like McDonald’s is leaving Russia:

They can replace it with

McDonetsk
Taco Belarus
and
In and Never Get Out Burgers

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Crush White Nationalism  May 16, 2022 • 9:40:12am

re: #442 Backwoods_Sleuth

457
Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:40:44am

re: #454 Dopamine Fish

That’s what happens when you get your talking points from clinically insane idiots.

Nah, these are the ones approved by NRA lawyers. That way you never have to think or actually pay attention to the facts, you just cram together the same basic narrative and then whine when people call you on it.

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 9:41:03am

re: #457 Targetpractice

Nah, these are the ones approved by NRA lawyers.

That’s what I said.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2022 • 9:41:39am

re: #456 Punish Domestic Terrorists

Someone WAS carrying. A security guard shot the shooter several times to try and stop him.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:42:07am

re: #458 Dopamine Fish

That’s what I said.

Touche.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:43:33am

re: #442 Backwoods_Sleuth

They still promote this tribal belief that any Good Guy With a Gun will be able to whip out his Tool of Righteous Justice and Retribution and stop a crime without causing even more mayhem when other Good Guys or LEO’s show up and do not immediately recognize the Hand of God’s Divine Justice in play..

If you want to own a gun to defend your home and family, then I guess that is your good right, and nobody is coming after that. But that applies to your home/castle not the local White Castle.

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Dopamine Fish  May 16, 2022 • 9:44:53am

re: #461 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They still promote this tribal belief that any Good Guy With a Gun will be able to whip out his Tool of Righteous Justice and Retribution and stop a crime without causing even more mayhem when other Good Guys or LEO’s show up and do not immediately recognize the Hand of God’s Divine Justice in play..

If you want to own a gun to defend your home and family, then I guess that is your good right, and nobody is coming after that. But that applies to your home/castle not the local White Castle.

There have been several prominent incidents in the last couple of years where the Good Guy With a Gun (tm) is either arrested, or shot, by arriving police. Being a Good Guy With a Gun (tm) is fairly hazardous, both from the bad guys and the other good guys. I sure wouldn’t want to try it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:46:42am

re: #445 Belafon

And I think he was the perfect candidate at the time, but it led to our side thinking America is finally achieving what it set out to do, and the other side coming to terms with the fact that they were going to have to wage war to get their country back.

The GOP had the chance of holding Obama up as proof that the American Dream had been achieved, namely that anyone who works hard enough can make it to the Highest Office in the Land.

But in the end they were too bigoted to bring themselves, even begrudgingly, to acknowledge his accomplishments and set out instead to demonize him….literally.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2022 • 9:48:47am

re: #298 Hecuba’s daughter

Words

Sigh. Took 5.

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3/6 for me today.

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darthstar  May 16, 2022 • 9:49:20am

re: #368 The Pie Overlord!

Phoodle #8 2/6

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🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

phoodle.net

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 9:51:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 16, 2022 • 9:51:38am

re: #462 Dopamine Fish

There have been several prominent incidents in the last couple of years where the Good Guy With a Gun (tm) is either arrested, or shot, by arriving police. Being a Good Guy With a Gun (tm) is fairly hazardous, both from the bad guys and the other good guys. I sure wouldn’t want to try it.

It takes years of training/experience, outstanding situational awareness and nerves of steel. Unlike the hardware, those skills are not available over the counter at the local Wal-Mart sporting goods section.

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Targetpractice  May 16, 2022 • 9:52:05am

re: #456 Punish Domestic Terrorists

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It’s always about blaming the victim, always about finding some way to say that the victim failed to measure up and thus deserved their fate(s). Next step is finding a way to make the shooter out to be the victim, which they’re already hard at work doing by pretending that his motivation was a black man driving a car into a crowd of white people and not the wild-eyed manifesto that spells it all out.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2022 • 9:55:50am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall going to see Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie at the Frankfurt Opera, and as soon as they started paying the overture, we all immediately had the mental image of Bugs Bunny massaging Elmer Fudd’s scalp with his toes…

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Video

Oh, I loved playing that! The clarinet part is such fun.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2022 • 10:00:46am

In answer to the question, “does life begin at conception?” There answer of course is, no. Life begins at the hop.

Youtube Video

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Captain Ron  May 16, 2022 • 10:04:27am
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John Hughes  May 16, 2022 • 12:26:22pm

re: #388 Dopamine Fish

Dear Mr Alito,

In a recent review of your immigration status we have determined that you have overstayed your short term tourist visa.

It also appears you have illegally obtained a US passport and have been working without legal authority in the US.

Please present yourself to the nearest ICE facility for pre expulsion detention.

Per a recent supreme court decision you may not appeal the factual basis of this order in the courts.

Yours sincerely,

Laughing like hyenas,

The federal government.

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John Hughes  May 16, 2022 • 12:42:49pm

re: #404 Belafon

This is why Macron’s calls to Russia are meaningless.

Clearly Macron should have not talked to Putin in march and April because of the things that Putin would do in may.


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