Colbert: PA’s Republican Primary Is a MAGA Battle Royale; Putin Unfazed by Sweden & Finland NATO Bids

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Polls were still open in Pennsylvania when Stephen taped this show, so we’ll have to wait to find out which brand of crazy GOP primary voters prefer. Over in Russia, Vladimir Putin tried his best to shrug off news that two neighboring countries may soon join NATO. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 10:31:39am

jfc this guy won’t shut up

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No Malarkey!  May 18, 2022 • 10:32:58am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

jfc this guy won’t shut up

When you are as rich as Musk no-one in your circle is going to tell you no.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 10:32:59am

If you pretend to be nuts, do they let you out of a deal to buy a company?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 10:35:11am

What in the utter actual fuck is this assvomit fucking shit

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Dr. Matt  May 18, 2022 • 10:41:52am

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

What in the utter actual fuck is this assvomit fucking shit

It’s hard to tell if someone on the Left made that to mock maga nation or if maga nation made it because they believe it.

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 10:46:20am

How’d that work out when you tried it in 2020, Mr not-the-president?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 10:47:39am
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Dr. Matt  May 18, 2022 • 10:51:12am

re: #6 Dangerman

How’d that work out when you tried it in 2020, Mr not-the-president?

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So he just admitted that republicans steal elections. What a 🤡🤡🤡🤡

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 10:51:25am

Not unable
They made a law ffs

plus, Mail ins need to be verified, not just tallied

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 10:52:51am

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 10:54:43am

re: #9 Dangerman

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Not unable
They made a law ffs

plus, Mail ins need to be verified, not just tallied

Plus we are 5x the size and elections are administered by the states so 50+ systems

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 10:56:28am
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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 10:58:14am

Interesting thread talking about his young radicalism and his church’s involvement in that:

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 11:01:41am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 18, 2022 • 11:01:58am

GOHMERT!

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 11:03:00am

re: #12 Belafon

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Yeah but were here now so its ours…

Pull up that damned ladder

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 11:04:56am

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

GOHMERT!

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Who did he “propose” it to?

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 11:09:21am

Gohmert has a fetish for legislation no one asks for or supports.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, the outspoken and undauntable Texas conservative, has introduced another bill to return the District of Columbia to Maryland, the state that donated the land to the federal government two centuries ago.
Gohmert last introduced a retrocession proposal in 2007, when the idea was gaining support from conservative pundits like George Will. The newest bill has no co-sponsors so far.
huffpost.com

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 11:10:56am

There’s always a catch:

“…Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), through a spokesman, expressed appreciation for Gohmert’s idea, but warned that exempting D.C. residents from the federal income tax would cause the city to lose federal funding as if it were a state. She urged Gohmert and other lawmakers to support simply making D.C. a state.”
thehill.com

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retired cynic  May 18, 2022 • 11:22:19am

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A Cranky One  May 18, 2022 • 11:23:41am

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lawhawk  May 18, 2022 • 11:33:10am

re: #18 jaunte

Because he knows damned well that DC should be a state, and they are currently without representation. But instead of making it a state, he’s going to try and roll it back into Maryland and diluting its presence.

DC has a larger population than Wyoming and Vermont.

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sagehen  May 18, 2022 • 11:33:19am

re: #12 Belafon

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Every time anybody tries to talk about limiting immigration by “some” people, from “some” places… every Jew in America thinks about the SS St Louis. This is not a winning argument amongst our people.

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A Cranky One  May 18, 2022 • 11:39:02am

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Dangerman  May 18, 2022 • 11:40:27am

re: #22 lawhawk

Because he knows damned well that DC should be a state, and they are currently without representation. But instead of making it a state, he’s going to try and roll it back into Maryland and diluting its presence.

DC has a larger population than Wyoming and Vermont.

but they’ve always been there //

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lawhawk  May 18, 2022 • 11:51:30am

On this day:

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 11:52:49am
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lawhawk  May 18, 2022 • 11:55:18am

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Giving the GOP voters what they want.

It’s not just those elected - it’s a reflection of the voters who encourage these fuckers to be as bigoted and misogynistic as possible. The more outrageous, the more likely they win these primaries.

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 11:55:23am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 11:57:33am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 11:58:50am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

When people lose their minds, the only way they will know is if people tell them. Who’s going to tell a billionaire that they’ve lost their mind to propaganda?

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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 12:01:54pm

Funny, Elon warms up to the Republican Party after they went full Nazi racist.

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Dr. Matt  May 18, 2022 • 12:06:18pm

Bingo.

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A Cranky One  May 18, 2022 • 12:06:25pm

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 12:06:35pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 12:13:59pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

I think they’re mimicking something Biden said when he was afraid to say “fascist,” but I have been asking people with ultra-maga in their profile what the difference between a fascist and ultra fascist is to poke at them.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 12:14:28pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

jfc this guy won’t shut up

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‘Wokism’ is the mind virus. Elon will make twitter the vaccine. Never wake!

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 12:14:31pm

re: #34 A Cranky One

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It’s good advice. If that goes in, it’s not coming out easily.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 12:16:53pm

About that women’s film festival: Last night’s event was a Zonta-sponsored showing of LunaFest 2022, an annual competition of short films by/about women. It’s funded by an energy protein bar company that seems more than casually linked to SJW movement. They make the program available to women’s groups.
lunafest.org

The janitor and I were the only males in the auditorium, and he was getting paid for it.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 12:18:34pm

re: #37 wrenchwench

‘Wokism’ is the mind virus. Elon will make twitter the vaccine. Never wake!

We should probably grift Elon. He has a lot more money than the other people who want to be lied to by Republicans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 12:18:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 12:19:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 12:21:06pm
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darthstar  May 18, 2022 • 12:21:09pm

What’s the latest on trump’s asshole in PA?

Busy day for me.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 12:21:56pm

re: #39 Decatur Deb

About that women’s film festival: Last night’s event was a Zonta-sponsored showing of LunaFest 2022, an annual competition of short films by/about women. It’s funded by an energy protein bar company that seems more than casually linked to SWJ movement. They make the program available to women’s groups.
lunafest.org

The janitor and I were the only males in the auditorium, and he was getting paid for it.

Feminine Clif bars.

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danarchy  May 18, 2022 • 12:21:58pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Speaking as someone who is not rich, a single day 1000 point drop in the stock market definitely isn’t good for me either. Thankfully I am still a couple decades from retirement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 12:26:10pm

re: #46 danarchy

Speaking as someone who is not rich, a single day 1000 point drop in the stock market definitely isn’t good for me either. Thankfully I am still a couple decades from retirement.

I don’t pay much attention to single-day stuff like this.
But, then, I don’t play the market for huge profits, I’m invested in the boring yet steady non-volatile stuff.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 12:26:52pm

re: #45 wrenchwench

Feminine Clif bars.

Yeah—the film themes were very Movement. It wasn’t a good crowd for registering (too old and activist) but we put out some League of Women Voters materials.

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No Malarkey!  May 18, 2022 • 12:27:43pm

re: #44 darthstar

What’s the latest on trump’s asshole in PA?

Busy day for me.

Oz has a tiny lead, which he may lose as mail-in ballots are counted, or as Trump calls it, “found.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 12:28:06pm

Officer Edith calls it “dryer lint with toenails”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 12:29:48pm
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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 12:30:14pm

Looks like both Russia and Ukraine have upgunned technicals. I can understand the Ukrainians needing to use whatever they can find. But for the Russians, that is quite a statement of their logistics.

I understand that 57mm gun to have been first fielded just after WW2, 70 years ago.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 12:31:10pm

re: #50 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Officer Edith calls it “dryer lint with toenails”.

Mmmm, warm dryer lint cuddles. Lemme get a couple of sweatshirts on.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 12:32:40pm

re: #34 A Cranky One

They do have a point.

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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 12:35:46pm
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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 12:37:35pm
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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 12:41:20pm
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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 12:45:27pm

In war, a lot is usually unseen. There is, reportedly, a guerrilla war going on in the Kherson region. Here is a glimpse:

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Barefoot Grin  May 18, 2022 • 12:48:49pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wonder how many of the abducted civilians put in the numerous camps will ever be heard from again.

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Florida Panhandler  May 18, 2022 • 12:50:24pm

re: #30 Crush White Nationalism

Note once again that Elon Musk’s “conversion” to being a Republican coincided with his company Tesla getting busted for racist discrimination and misogynist behavior towards employees which resulted in State of California lawsuits. This is why he moved to Texas.

Tech-bros gotta be tech-bros I guess, according to Elon. Money is his measure of prestige and recognition. “Kindness” my ass.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 12:54:09pm

It sounds like the pro-West factions are winning in Germany. But, also that they are still working through their national response to Russia’s invasion. And that there are still major interests supporting Putin.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 12:55:01pm

He’s just a shitposter who happens to have a shitpile of money.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 12:59:59pm

If Russians are going to start treating Ukrainian POWs as “Nazi war criminals” they have no reason to surrender, ever. Better to go down fighting to the last bullet.

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 1:03:13pm

re: #59 Barefoot Grin

I wonder how many of the abducted civilians put in the numerous camps will ever be heard from again.

Which is why I don’t see Ukraine accepting a truce as long as Putin is in power.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 1:04:03pm

Always nice to retweet a birb.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:04:12pm

The formula issue appears to be with special formulas for babies with health conditions. These babies are going to be fine, but the parents will have incurred a huge bill if they don’t have good insurance.

Both children required a special, amino acid-based formula because they have short bowel syndrome — a condition meaning they are unable to efficiently digest food because they have fewer intestines.

While one child was discharged Tuesday, the other remained at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in stable condition after receiving care for dehydration and complications from a lack of nutrients they would normally receive through specialized formulas produced by Abbott Laboratories.

Two children hospitalized in Tennessee due to national baby formula shortage (USA Today via MSN)

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Ming5000  May 18, 2022 • 1:05:21pm

re: #32 Captain Ron

Funny, Elon warms up to the Republican Party after they went full Nazi racist.

Plus 1 for Capt. Ron

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:07:52pm

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Shropshire Slasher  May 18, 2022 • 1:12:30pm

A bit of local news.

“Support the Albany high girls track team as we protest the gender biased dress code,” the petition’s description reads. “The athletic administration staff is attempting to exclude us from our sport as a result of the misinterpretation of the dress code. We’re being punished for practicing in sports bras in the presence of male coaches, while the boys team was asked nicely to put shirts back on and was not punished.”

The petition has garnered more than 2,700 signatures as of Wednesday.

After the practice incident, the girls track team came back to the school to watch a lacrosse game. Three security guards and Chapple were waiting and told the girls’ track team they could not attend.

As a result, 13 members of the girls’ track and field team were suspended on Friday, which left just two members of the team to compete in the Shenendehowa Invitational later that night. Subsequently, Albany did not score a single point as a team at the event.

The next day, Chapple hand-delivered a letter to each suspended athlete, explaining the discipline. According to the Times Union, the letters stated the student athletes used vulgar language during their exchange with Chapple and security at the lacrosse game.

nypost.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 18, 2022 • 1:14:21pm

re: #69 Shropshire Slasher

A bit of local news.

nypost.com

glad to see the NY post is covering today’s most important news.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 18, 2022 • 1:15:56pm

re: #69 Shropshire Slasher

A bit of local news.

nypost.com

Wednesday, she confronted us about wearing sports bras and saying we couldn’t [just] wear sports bras because we have male coaches,” Jordan Johnson, a standout sophomore sprinter for the Falcons, told the Times Union. “She said that before and she said us working out is a distraction. … We have to cover up because male coaches are around.”

Fucking hell. Why is it these girls fault that their male coaches apparently can’t control themselves?

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Shropshire Slasher  May 18, 2022 • 1:16:26pm

Oh no here comes covid part deux! (kidding this is kewl)

A cave exploration team has discovered a giant karst sinkhole in Leye County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing Leye’s number of such sinkholes to 30.

Zhang Yuanhai, a senior engineer with the Institute of Karst Geology of China Geological Survey, said the sinkhole, located near Ping’e village under Luoxi township, measures 306 m in length, 150 m in width and 192 m in depth, with its volume exceeding 5 million cubic meters, and can be categorized as a large sinkhole.

Zhang said that there are three big caves in the wall, which are presumed to be the remains of the early evolution of the sinkhole. The bottom of the sinkhole has a well-preserved primitive forest.

Chen Lixin, leader of the Guangxi 702 cave expedition team, said the ancient trees growing at the bottom are nearly 40 meters high, and the dense shade plants are up to one’s shoulders.

english.news.cn

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Shropshire Slasher  May 18, 2022 • 1:17:48pm

re: #70 I Would Prefer Not To

glad to see the NY post is covering today’s most important news.

Times Union limits articles.
timesunion.com

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 1:20:26pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not sure why the Ukrainians agreed to this. But I suspect that the Ukrainians did this with eyes wide open. The 2014 experience in Ilovaisk is burned into their memories.

During the 2014 Russian supported insurrection in the DonBas, a Ukrainian battalion defeated and surrounded many of the insurrectionists. Suddenly they found themselves surrounded by units presumed to be from the Russian Army crossing the border.

The Ukrainians negotiated with the surrounding units and there was an agreement that the Ukrainians could retreat along an agreed upon corridor. As the Ukrainians retreated the Russians opened fire and massacred the retreating Ukrainians.

One thing to remember is that the Ukrainians negotiated with, and were betrayed by, Russians that they knew personally. And in several cases had served with in the Soviet Army.

Battle of Ilovaisk

Although Ukrainian forces were able to enter the city on 18 August, they were encircled between 24 and 26 August by overwhelming Russian military forces that crossed the border, joining the battle.After days of encirclement, Ukrainian commander Yuriy Bereza came to an agreement with Russian commanders in Ilovaisk to allow Ukrainian troops to withdraw from the city. This agreement was not honoured, and many soldiers died whilst trying to escape.

en.wikipedia.org

And the Ukrainians still remember it:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 1:21:52pm

Russia vs Ukraine is starting more and more to look like Serbia vs Croatia…

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:22:22pm

re: #71 Eclectic Cyborg

Wednesday, she confronted us about wearing sports bras and saying we couldn’t [just] wear sports bras because we have male coaches,” Jordan Johnson, a standout sophomore sprinter for the Falcons, told the Times Union. “She said that before and she said us working out is a distraction. … We have to cover up because male coaches are around.”

Fucking hell. Why is it these girls fault that their male coaches apparently can’t control themselves?

I guess that’s something that we can’t criticize Islamic theocracies for anymore. Conservatives ruin everything.

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DodgerFan1988  May 18, 2022 • 1:23:35pm
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(((Archangel1)))  May 18, 2022 • 1:24:41pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:27:54pm

re: #78 (((Archangel1)))

He flagged his own Tweet to people have to click to see the joke.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 1:27:59pm

re: #77 DodgerFan1988

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Direct questions = dirty tricks campaign.

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 18, 2022 • 1:28:06pm

re: #57 wrenchwench

…nearly half of Canada’s incarcerated FEMALE population. Women are maybe 10% of the prison population.

(Indigenous male people are also overrepresented in Canadian prisons, but not to the same extent.)

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Shropshire Slasher  May 18, 2022 • 1:30:03pm

Did you know the Canary Islands don’t have any canaries?
Did you know the Virgin Islands don’t have any canaries either?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:30:03pm

re: #81 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

…nearly half of Canada’s incarcerated FEMALE population. Women are maybe 10% of the prison population.

(Indigenous male people are also overrepresented in Canadian prisons, but not to the same extent.)

I feel like we have more in common with Canada than I realized.

It’s the poorest and most abused people who wind up in our prisons too.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 1:31:26pm

re: #81 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

…nearly half of Canada’s incarcerated FEMALE population. Women are maybe 10% of the prison population.

(Indigenous male people are also overrepresented in Canadian prisons, but not to the same extent.)

Thanks for reading beyond the headline. And then posting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 1:31:52pm

re: #83 Crush White Nationalism

I feel like we have more in common with Canada than I realized.

It’s the poorest and most abused people who wind up in our prisons too.

We have a similar history when it comes to treating our native populations, yes.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 1:34:18pm

re: #83 Crush White Nationalism

I feel like we have more in common with Canada than I realized.

It’s the poorest and most abused people who wind up in our prisons too.

It can be difficult to discern where the racism and sexism taper off and the classism picks up. Usually I think classism is the basis.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:34:45pm

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We have a similar history when it comes to treating our native populations, yes.

That and the populations we imported against their will.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 18, 2022 • 1:36:17pm

re: #87 Crush White Nationalism

That and the populations we imported against their will.

Who did the Canadians import?

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 18, 2022 • 1:38:13pm

re: #84 wrenchwench

Thanks for reading beyond the headline. And then posting.

Given what I know about prison populations in the US, that headline seemed impossible, so I had to look further. (E.g. last time I checked, men committed more than 90 % of violet crimes in the US. Surely Canadians aren’t that different.)

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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 18, 2022 • 1:39:58pm

re: #83 Crush White Nationalism

I feel like we have more in common with Canada than I realized.

It’s the poorest and most abused people who wind up in our prisons too.

I would be surprised to find anywhere in the world where that’s not the case.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 1:40:00pm

re: #89 A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!

Given what I know about prison populations in the US, that headline seemed impossible, so I had to look further. (E.g. last time I checked, men committed more than 90 % of violet crimes in the US. Surely Canadians aren’t that different.)

I got stuck in jfc wtf mode. Too much twitter? Doomscrolling?

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 1:40:05pm

re: #86 wrenchwench

It can be difficult to discern where the racism and sexism taper off and the classism picks up. Usually I think classism is the basis.

The number of female First Nations billionaire prisoners is probably not exceptional.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 1:40:11pm

re: #62 The Pie Overlord!

He’s just a shitposter who happens to have a shitpile of money.

He’s just gibbering now.
Howard Hughes was never this far gone. It’s true that he isolated himself in his hotel suite, quit cutting his hair or nails, and went naked all the time but he still seemed perfectly rational the few times he spoke to people on the phone and actually did some of the work on Project Azorian.
Elon is still well groomed but other than that he has lost all semblance of sanity. The powers that be need to make damn sure he can’t fuck up SpaceX.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:40:41pm

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Who did the Canadians import?

Goldie Hawn, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, and Drake all have cottages there.

/Sorry, I misread your post.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 1:48:52pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:49:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 1:50:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 1:52:33pm
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A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!  May 18, 2022 • 1:53:25pm

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Who did the Canadians import?

African slaves, European indentured servants, Chinese to work on the railroads…

After that “White Canada” policies lasted until 1976, although the beginning of the end was before that.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 1:54:03pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 18, 2022 • 1:55:48pm

Tomorrow’s Wordle. I call this one Shooting Star Over Mount Fuji.

Wordle 334 4/6

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Eventual Carrion  May 18, 2022 • 1:57:45pm

Today’s Heardle was way too easy

#Heardle #82

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heardle.app

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 1:57:56pm
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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 1:58:10pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

That idiocy from the 5th circuit looks like something this Supreme Court will support. SOCTUS will probably just go ahead and rule the entire administrative state is unconstitutional.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:01:06pm

*SPIT*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:01:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:02:03pm
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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 2:02:09pm

I mentioned the other day that ~115,000 Cubans had left Cuba in the last several months with the intention of goingvto the USA. Mexico, which had previously allowed Cubans to enter without a visa, now requires one. Therefore, Cubans are going to Nicaragua because a visa is not required.

That is background for a story from El Pais today, where thousands of Nicaraguans have fled Nicaragua in the last several months because the Ortega dictatorship is, well, everything you would expect from a dictatorship.The story centers around a human rights lawyer, Pablo Cuevas, who picked up with his entire family and left, choosing to swim the Río Bravo (US Rio Grande) to get into the USA, and a guy in Nicaragua who teaches swim lessons to those who want to try and swim the US-Mexico border.

The warning is clear, though, the river is dangerous. Ten Nicaraguans died in March and April attempting to cross. The Cuevas family was successful and the attorney is now in Florida.

En español:

elpais.com

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 2:02:10pm

When I was there in 1979, I spent some time with a local Athenian, and we snuck into the part in the lower right, at night. It wasn’t all lit up like that. Off season, and previous millennium.

I hope the statute of limitations covers me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:02:27pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 2:02:51pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

He almost has the right look, but he’ll have to cut the sides a little shorter and narrow the top a little to get the proper fascist Newsmax look.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 2:04:20pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

*SPIT*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:07:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:08:30pm
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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 2:10:18pm

re: #108 mmmirele

I mentioned the other day that ~115,000 Cubans had left Cuba in the last several months with the intention of goingvto the USA. Mexico, which had previously allowed Cubans to enter without a visa, now requires one. Therefore, Cubans are going to Nicaragua because a visa is not required.

That is background for a story from El Pais today, where thousands of Nicaraguans have fled Nicaragua in the last several months because the Ortega dictatorship is, well, everything you would expect from a dictatorship.The story centers around a human rights lawyer, Pablo Cuevas, who picked up with his entire family and left, choosing to swim the Río Bravo (US Rio Grande) to get into the USA, and a guy in Nicaragua who teaches swim lessons to those who want to try and swim the US-Mexico border.

The warning is clear, though, the river is dangerous. Ten Nicaraguans died in March and April attempting to cross. The Cuevas family was successful and the attorney is now in Florida.

En español:

elpais.com

I read somewhere (probably twitter, which is not a citation) that Ukrainians are now being directed (by whom???) to enter the US for asylum at airports, not through Mexico.

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JC1  May 18, 2022 • 2:11:25pm

re: #96 Crush White Nationalism

One of the shittiest people in the nation is now in a halfway house rather than prison.

‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli is released from prison early - five years into his seven-year stretch for defrauding investors - and poses for pictures still dressed in his prison sweats (DailyFail)

He’s a shitty person, but by corporate malfeasance standards, he’s a piker. Many people have done far worse than what he did.

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Florida Panhandler  May 18, 2022 • 2:12:19pm

re: #112 Crush White Nationalism

I have yet to meet any Libertarian that doesn’t have his eyes light up with glee at the thought of being a warlord or king.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 2:17:36pm

re: #116 JC1

He’s a shitty person, but by corporate malfeasance standards, he’s a piker. Many people have done far worse than what he did.

Still not giving him the album.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 2:23:52pm
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sagehen  May 18, 2022 • 2:24:45pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the question isn’t really “when does life begin?”

There’s people in the hospital right now in need of kidneys, or bone marrow, or part of a liver. People who will die if nobody donates these parts for them.

That doesn’t entitle them to mine. They’re definitely people, their lives are at stake, but it’s still absolutely my call if I want to be selfish or generous with my body and its parts.

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BlueSpotinAL  May 18, 2022 • 2:26:17pm

re: #120 sagehen

the question isn’t really “when does life begin?”

There’s people in the hospital right now in need of kidneys, or bone marrow, or part of a liver. People who will die if nobody donates these parts for them.

That doesn’t entitle them to mine. They’re definitely people, their lives are at stake, but it’s still absolutely my call if I want to be selfish or generous with my body and its parts.

Life began around 4 billion years ago. Life does not begin at conception, because a dead egg or a dead sperm will not make a living zygote.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 2:27:29pm

re: #120 sagehen

the question isn’t really “when does life begin?”

There’s people in the hospital right now in need of kidneys, or bone marrow, or part of a liver. People who will die if nobody donates these parts for them.

That doesn’t entitle them to mine. They’re definitely people, their lives are at stake, but it’s still absolutely my call if I want to be selfish or generous with my body and its parts.

Bingo. The abortion question is best put as follows: “At what point in a woman’s pregnancy does she become a fetus dispenser with no more rights than any other medical appliance?”

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 2:28:30pm

re: #121 BlueSpotinAL

Life began around 4 billion years ago. Life does not begin at conception, because a dead egg or a dead sperm will not make a living zygote.

A unique genetic code is what is created at conception, but life, conception etc. are all red herrings in the abortion wars.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 2:30:23pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

Turn off your car alarm!

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 2:30:39pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I want to hear it do Beyoncé

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 18, 2022 • 2:33:05pm

re: #122 EPR-radar

I do not have a uterus, vagina or two X chromosomes so I’m not the best person to comment on abortion.

But we need to acknowledge the fetus is quite literally connected to (and held within) a womans body. Each can affect the other in a variety of ways.

An abortion discussion predicated on the basis that mother and baby are entirely separate entities is missing the point.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 2:36:00pm

re: #126 Eclectic Cyborg

I do not have a uterus, vagina or two X chromosomes so I’m not the best person to comment on abortion.

But we need to acknowledge the fetus is quite literally connected to (and held within) a womans body. Each can affect the other in a variety of ways.

An abortion discussion predicated on the basis that mother and baby are entirely separate entities is missing the point.

Fanatics want to ban IUDs because they prevent that connection.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 2:36:43pm

re: #126 Eclectic Cyborg

Once it is a baby, it is no longer connected.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 2:38:51pm

re: #128 wrenchwench

Once it is a baby, it is no longer connected.

Once it’s paid its student loans, it’s no longer connected.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 2:39:42pm

For some time, I had toyed with the idea of buying a Tesla. I am glad to see that Elon himself has decisively resolved that conundrum: NO WAY IN HELL.

There are getting to be alot of EVs around, good ones.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 2:39:44pm

re: #129 Decatur Deb

Once it’s paid its student debts, it’s no longer connected.

Life begins at 40.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 2:43:21pm

re: #130 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

For some time, I had toyed with the idea of buying a Tesla. I am glad to see that Elon himself has decisively resolved that conundrum: NO WAY IN HELL.

There are getting to be alot of EVs around, good ones.

And it’s not like Cletus McSisterfuck is going to buy a Tesla because he likes Musk’s new MAGA makeover.

So Musk is in the process of materially hurting Tesla’s prospects as a company.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 2:44:46pm

re: #132 EPR-radar

And it’s not like Cletus McSisterfuck is going to buy a Tesla because he likes Musk’s new MAGA makeover.

So Musk is in the process of materially hurting Tesla’s prospects as a company.

Tesla is probably fucked, but SpaceX is about big money and big money doesn’t give a damn about what liberals want. They just want more money.

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 2:46:00pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m expecting him to either be found with child porn, secretly supplying Russia with technology, or to have killed a girlfriend when he tried to spike her drink with an abortion drug.

It just sounds like he knows something is coming and needs to make it into an attack on him.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 18, 2022 • 2:49:19pm

re: #120 sagehen

the question isn’t really “when does life begin?”

The question isn’t even about life at all.

The question is when does a fetus become a person.

The rabid religious types wants a zygote to be a person.

It does not make sense unless you believe that some god implants a soul into a zygote.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 2:51:40pm

re: #135 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The question isn’t even about life at all.

The question is when does a fetus become a person.

The rabid religious types wants a zygote to be a person.

It does not make sense unless you believe that some god implants a soul into a zygote.

That’s what the RC bishops say, most of them.

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 2:53:11pm

re: #135 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The question isn’t even about life at all.

The question is when does a fetus become a person.

The rabid religious types wants a zygote to be a person.

It does not make sense unless you believe that some god implants a soul into a zygote.

To take it one more step: the rabid religious types want the fetus zygote personhood to count for more than the woman personhood.

Fixt.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 2:55:05pm

re: #135 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The question isn’t even about life at all.

The question is when does a fetus become a person.

The rabid religious types wants a zygote to be a person.

It does not make sense unless you believe that some god implants a soul into a zygote.

No functional forebrain, no hu-main.

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 2:58:56pm

re: #138 austin_blue

No functional forebrain, no hu-main.

It’s our definition of “death” because we don’t want to be vivisectionists. Why can’t it be our definition of “life”, too?

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 3:01:37pm

re: #139 austin_blue

It’s our definition of “death” because we don’t want to be vivisectionists. Why can’t it be our definition of “life”, too?

They found a ‘heart beat’, they’ll find a stem cell forebrain.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 18, 2022 • 3:05:07pm

re: #134 Belafon

I’m expecting him to either be found with child porn, secretly supplying Russia with technology, or to have killed a girlfriend when he tried to spike her drink with an abortion drug.

It just sounds like he knows something is coming and needs to make it into an attack on him.

Yeah. A SEC investigation into this whole deal and his manipulation of both Tesla and twitter stocks.

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darthstar  May 18, 2022 • 3:08:54pm

re: #102 Eventual Carrion

Today’s Heardle was way too easy

#Heardle #82

🔊🟩⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️

heardle.app

Yeah, that was a one second guess…non-guess.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 3:08:55pm

re: #141 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Yeah. A SEC investigation into this whole deal and his manipulation of both Tesla and twitter stocks.

SCOTUS needs a test case to outlaw the SEC, and it would be just perfect for this shitty timeline for a Musk stock manipulation case to be the case used for that.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 3:12:21pm

re: #124 Crush White Nationalism

Turn off your car alarm!

Interesting question!

There is some discussion on what and how lyrebirds do with sounds:.

I did not know the likely answer until I did some looking around. (Of course, with the information on the internet being what it is, I may still not know.)

Lyrebird legends abound, but not all the stories are true. Let’s sort fact from fiction

[There] is a very famous segment of a very famous series called Life of Birds. It stars David Attenborough and it is gorgeous. And it also leads you down the garden path a little, using the magic of television.

*snip*
According to analysis from Dr Hollis Taylor from the University of Sydney, the bird in this clip is actually at least two birds, both of whom were raised in captivity.

The main one, who mimicked drills, hammers and construction sounds was Chook, who hatched at Healesville Sanctuary and lived out his days at the Adelaide Zoo.

He learnt some of those sounds while the panda enclosure was being built.

*snip*

The keepers at the Adelaide Zoo said everyone was very impressed with Chook’s singing … except for the female lyrebirds, who never once agreed to breed with him based on his anthropogenic mimicry.
*snip*

:(
abc.net.au

Also:

Lyrebirds mimicking chainsaws: fact or lie?

The lyrebird is considered one of Australia’s best-known birds — you might recognise them from our 10 cent coin — but do we really know them? Famed for their spectacular courtship display, you may have seen footage of lyrebirds mimicking human noises such as chainsaws and camera clicks.

But do lyrebirds in the wild really mimic chainsaws? Yes, if you search the internet; no, if you read the literature.
*snip*

theconversation.com

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BeachDem  May 18, 2022 • 3:16:15pm

re: #111 Crush White Nationalism

He almost has the right look, but he’ll have to cut the sides a little shorter and narrow the top a little to get the proper fascist Newsmax look.

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I don’t know, his resemblance to Richard Spencer is quite on the nose.

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A Cranky One  May 18, 2022 • 3:18:30pm

re: #129 Decatur Deb

Once it’s paid its student loans, it’s no longer connected.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 3:19:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 3:21:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 3:23:15pm

oh…

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Mike Lamb  May 18, 2022 • 3:25:56pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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oh…

We just making up diseases now?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 18, 2022 • 3:26:28pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

And yet another reason to keep wearing my mask and social distancing.

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 3:26:49pm

I am also going to start saying this:

What if the woman is supposed to cure cancer?

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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 3:26:53pm

re: #115 wrenchwench

I read somewhere (probably twitter, which is not a citation) that Ukrainians are now being directed (by whom???) to enter the US for asylum at airports, not through Mexico.

That’s what I would recommend to Ukrainians at this point if they want to come to the US. Don’t go to the Mexican border, the chances are very high that you will be denied entry just because the border is being overwhelmed right now.

Theoretically asylum seekers are supposed to apply in the “first safe state they come to” but as we know from previous and current mass migrations, that’s not how it works out a lot of the time.

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jaunte  May 18, 2022 • 3:27:19pm

Stop molesting the monkeys, people.

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sagehen  May 18, 2022 • 3:30:06pm

re: #123 EPR-radar

A unique genetic code is what is created at conception, but life, conception etc. are all red herrings in the abortion wars.

A unique genetic code is also created when somebody gets a tumor. And identical twins do not have a unique genetic code.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 3:30:38pm

re: #154 jaunte

Stop molesting the monkeys, people.

Fine. I’ll make different plans for the weekend, but I’m not happy.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 18, 2022 • 3:31:13pm

re: #150 Mike Lamb

We just making up diseases now?

Nope. It’s the real deal.

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research, hence the name ‘monkeypox.’ The first human case of monkeypox was recorded in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a period of intensified effort to eliminate smallpox. Since then monkeypox has been reported in humans in other central and western African countries.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 3:31:16pm

re: #156 Crush White Nationalism

Fine. I’ll make different plans for the weekend, but I’m not happy.

Chimpr.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 3:32:07pm

According to the CDC smallpox and monkeypox are sufficiently similar that some smallpox vaccines are effective against monkeypox.

But yes, not messing around with monkeys is also good advice.

Monkeypox and Smallpox Vaccine Guidance

When properly administered before exposure to monkeypox vaccines are effective at protecting people against monkeypox.

ACAM200 and JYNNEOSTM (also known as Imvamune or Imvanex) are the two currently licensed vaccines in the United States to prevent smallpox. JYNNEOS is also licensed specifically to prevent monkeypox.
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cdc.gov

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sagehen  May 18, 2022 • 3:32:54pm

re: #133 Crush White Nationalism

Tesla is probably fucked, but SpaceX is about big money and big money doesn’t give a damn about what liberals want. They just want more money.

um…. perhaps we can find a plausible rationale it can be nationalized?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 3:33:10pm

re: #143 EPR-radar

SCOTUS needs a test case to outlaw the SEC, and it would be just perfect for this shitty timeline for a Musk stock manipulation case to be the case used for that.

If this happens, our country is finished. The Federalist Society would have succeeded in its objective and we will devolve into 50 squabbling states. Putin never forgave the West for the disintegration of the Soviet Union and this would be his payback — the United States dying courtesy of the ascendancy of Trumpism and the Federalist Society. It is a nightmare world that faces us: we lived during the brief time that SCOTUS was a force for good and justice, but that time has ended. Our nation is now too divided for any legislative solution.

Or am I being too pessimistic about our resiliency? We are regressing at an accelerated pace and it’s not clear how we can reverse course.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 3:33:39pm

I’m sure it’s fine.

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darthstar  May 18, 2022 • 3:33:41pm

During the conscription service, I have been to shooting practices four times, where each time I fired 6 rounds. Since school, when in the 10th grade we went to military training camps for two weeks, I was amazed, perplexed and surprised - why is it so?! Why are we only allowed to fire 6 rounds? Indeed, in order to ‘feel’ the assault rifle you need at least 15 rounds in a magazine, so the person could shoot 2-4 single rounds and then try bursts of 4-5 rounds. Yet to do it properly, of course everyone needs a whole magazine - 30 rounds! My opinion is that the target shooting with 6 rounds which is en-masse used in Russians army and MIA - is just a mockery of military training!!!

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 3:33:44pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 3:33:46pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 18, 2022 • 3:35:14pm

re: #165 The Pie Overlord!

That looks delicious.

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BigPapa  May 18, 2022 • 3:35:31pm

re: #154 jaunte

Stop molesting the monkeys, people.

(puts monkey down, walks away slowly)

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BlueSpotinAL  May 18, 2022 • 3:35:45pm

re: #158 Decatur Deb

Chimpr.

Organ Grindr

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 3:36:18pm

re: #163 darthstar

That’s not even remotely adequate for a civilian who practices once a week.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 18, 2022 • 3:36:50pm

Video from yesterday of the erupting Mt. Etna:

Youtube Video


..

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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 3:37:41pm

re: #121 BlueSpotinAL

Life began around 4 billion years ago. Life does not begin at conception, because a dead egg or a dead sperm will not make a living zygote.

Oh Jesus! I tried that on the guys at the church who want the state of Arizona to execute women who get abortions and they UTTERLY rejected it. Why? Because another of their beliefs is that God created the world 6,000 years ago, literal Adam & Eve, etc.

Their thinking is absolutely black and white. There are no justifiable killings in their mind. The example we discussed was that of a father who killed a man who he caught on his property sexually assaulting his young daughter. There was, in these guys’ minds, no affirmative defense for this murder (like that the perp was in the act of raping his child). They thought the father should be punished for killing, period. Not even a heat of passion defense was sufficient for these guys. In Texas, “sudden passion” is an affirmative defense. But you can’t sway these asshats.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 3:37:58pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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oh…

Google monkeypox, if you dare.

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William Lewis  May 18, 2022 • 3:38:01pm

re: #136 Decatur Deb

That’s what the RC bishops say, most of them.

If I need a religious answer, I prefer Genesis 2:7.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 3:42:11pm

re: #162 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 3:42:34pm

Sorry if this was already posted. Also sorry if it wasn’t already posted.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 3:45:07pm
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sagehen  May 18, 2022 • 3:46:24pm

Not Nicholas, it’s Nikola.

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mmmirele  May 18, 2022 • 3:47:15pm

re: #135 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The question isn’t even about life at all.

The question is when does a fetus become a person.

The rabid religious types wants a zygote to be a person.

It does not make sense unless you believe that some god implants a soul into a zygote.

And even then it makes no sense, given the percentage of fertilzed ova that fail to implant (around 50 percent in nature). Even more ova implant but fail to send off the hormonal signals which stop menstruation, then there are miscarriages for all sorts of reasons (e.g., embryo or fetus too damaged genetically or otherwise incompatiblewith life). When I’m being heavily sarcastic. I ask why, if life starts at conception, why “God” appears to be the greatest abortionist, since so many conceptions fail.

My other concern is how women are going to be treated as murderers if miscarriage occurs, and everything a woman does is under the microscope. Because you know there’s some “expert” somewhere who thinks a woman eating crackers for morning sickness helped to cause her miscarriage. (Trying to be as weirdly crazy and outrageous as possible, but I know I haven’t got it.)

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 3:48:29pm

re: #173 William Lewis

If I need a religious answer, I prefer Genesis 2:7.

Heretical swine.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 3:48:48pm

This will not do.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 3:48:55pm
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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 3:58:24pm

How it began.
Voyager 1 glitch? NASA working to understand strange data from venerable probe

space.com

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 3:59:08pm

Among the many other crisis on this planet, apparently Sri Lanka is running out of gasoline:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 4:01:29pm
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darthstar  May 18, 2022 • 4:02:57pm
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BeenHereAwhile  May 18, 2022 • 4:03:15pm

re: #58 ckkatz

In war, a lot is usually unseen. There is, reportedly, a guerrilla war going on in the Kherson region. Here is a glimpse:

Ukraine has no choice. Stop the Russians or Holodomor.

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darthstar  May 18, 2022 • 4:03:33pm

re: #182 Decatur Deb

How it began.
Voyager 1 glitch? NASA working to understand strange data from venerable probe

space.com

V-ger.

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William Lewis  May 18, 2022 • 4:06:54pm

re: #182 Decatur Deb

How it began.
Voyager 1 glitch? NASA working to understand strange data from venerable probe

space.com

The most important phrase in science is “Huh. That’s odd … “

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 4:09:46pm

It’s very unlikely that any human involved in the development and launch of the Voyagers is still working.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 4:12:06pm
Festival organizers announced, “While we’re saddened that Jane’s Addiction can no longer join us, we are beyond excited to have Porno For Pyros perform live for the first time in 26 years ON OUR STAGE THIS WEEKEND.”

Farrell the offered more insight into why the switch was taking place, revealing that guitarist Dave Navarro’s “long bout with COVID” is keeping him out of action this weekend.

Porno for Pyros’ First Live Show in 26 Years Set for Welcome to Rockville After Jane’s Addiction Exit (Loudwire)

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Romantic Heretic  May 18, 2022 • 4:15:34pm

re: #117 Florida Panhandler

I have yet to meet any Libertarian that doesn’t have his eyes light up with glee at the thought of being a warlord or king.

Preferably warlord.

Even kings have some limits on their power.

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Barefoot Grin  May 18, 2022 • 4:17:17pm

I know some folks here have had good experiences with Teslas, but Elon’s head start is over. It might behoove him to shut up and get back to work.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 4:17:23pm

re: #190 Crush White Nationalism

Porno for Pyros’ First Live Show in 26 Years Set for Welcome to Rockville After Jane’s Addiction Exit (Loudwire)

Dave Navarro contracted COVID in July 2020, long before vaccines were available. Another victim of long COVID.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 4:17:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 4:17:36pm
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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 4:21:32pm

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m a fan of Chef Andres and his work, but there is no such thing as “Republicans of good will”.

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lawhawk  May 18, 2022 • 4:23:27pm

re: #194 The Pie Overlord!

Oil prices are around $100 per barrel. That would correspond to prices of around $3 historically. Instead, there’s a premium of over $1 on that.

Why?

Because energy companies and refiners are raking in coin on the spread and the tight supply purposefully limited by them (there’s nothing stopping them from producing more except greed).

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 4:30:16pm

Anyone have any experience with dealing with what happens if Amazon delivers your stuff to the wrong address? They snapped the obligatory “we delivered your thing” photo and it’s not remotely my door. It might as well be on the moon for all I know. Apparently I have to wait 24 hours before they’ll deal with me but I’m not hopeful in any case.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 4:31:00pm
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BeachDem  May 18, 2022 • 4:31:24pm

So the Reawaken America shindig (goat rodeo) was here this past weekend. Sellout crowds at a 2,000 seat venue. The only article in the local paper is about where Roger Stone had dinner. Heh.

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JC1  May 18, 2022 • 4:31:34pm

re: #177 sagehen

Not Nicholas, it’s Nikola.

And for all his early genius, he became a total loon later in life.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 4:33:22pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 4:39:22pm

re: #201 JC1

I don’t have any particular opinions about Tesla, except that he’s in one of the coolest photographs of all time.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 4:40:26pm

re: #198 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Anyone have any experience with dealing with what happens if Amazon delivers your stuff to the wrong address? They snapped the obligatory “we delivered your thing” photo and it’s not remotely my door. It might as well be on the moon for all I know. Apparently I have to wait 24 hours before they’ll deal with me but I’m not hopeful in any case.

They always make you wait, and sometimes that neighbor will drop the package at your place. When it’s still missing, you get a replacement or a refund.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 4:46:53pm

re: #204 Crush White Nationalism

They always make you wait, and sometimes that neighbor will drop the package at your place. When it’s still missing, you get a replacement or a refund.

Yup. I and a neighbor, who is one block away and 1 digit different than my street address, have been notifying each other of the receipt of misdirected packages and returning them for years now.

That has encompassed all but two of my missing packages.

One of those was accidentally delivered to my next door neighbor when I received their package by mistake. And the second mysteriously showed up at my door 4 days after it was supposedly delivered to me.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 4:48:49pm

Speaking of the America First MAGA Crowd

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 4:50:11pm

5 years ago today:

I see that Roger Ailes has died. I won’t speak ill of the dead but did they take the precaution of driving a stake through his heart when he kicked off?

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 18, 2022 • 4:50:11pm

re: #130 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

For some time, I had toyed with the idea of buying a Tesla. I am glad to see that Elon himself has decisively resolved that conundrum: NO WAY IN HELL.

There are getting to be a lot of EVs around, good ones.

All of the times I’ve said I wont buy a Tesla because Elon Musk is garbage, and the company has issues even without considering him… well I see people are starting to finally get it.

Tesla is going to eventually be the IPhone of Cars. EVs for tech bros and hipsters that don’t actually want a car, but a rolling app platform that they can show off to everyone. A device that can’t be repaired, costs a fortune, is designed to be replaced every couple of years, and is a few years behind on new tech while pretending they are cutting edge (They haven’t quite got here yet but when *everyone* is making EVs this will happen).

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 4:52:58pm

Don’t forget those who think that they can make more money by selling out the US:

Such as:

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 4:53:37pm

re: #201 JC1

And for all his early genius, he became a total loon later in life.

Rather famously he had severe OCD and rarely slept.

After a while, it just fries your neurons.

He died almost broke in a cheap NYC Hotel. The room number, like everywhere he lived, was divisible by three.

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retired cynic  May 18, 2022 • 4:54:03pm

re: #208 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

Hey… my iPhone 8 has been working for years, with no problems at all, knock wood. Same with the ones before that. Never had one give me any trouble. I have upgraded from time to time to get better photos.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 4:54:25pm

re: #204 Crush White Nationalism

If I’m to rely on the good will of the neighbor(?) in question, I’ll certainly never see the item. It’s a $20 elbow brace and I need the item more than I need the $20 I spent on it, so you’d think a mistaken recipient wouldn’t find it worth keeping. You’d be wrong. My neighbors are more likely to try to trade it for heroin than return it to me. So it goes.

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JC1  May 18, 2022 • 4:54:31pm

re: #208 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

All of the times I’ve said I wont buy a Tesla because Elon Musk is garbage, and the company has issues even without considering him… well I see people are starting to finally get it.

Tesla is going to eventually be the IPhone of Cars. EVs for tech bros and hipsters that don’t actually want a car, but a rolling app platform that they can show off to everyone. A device that can’t be repaired, costs a fortune, is designed to be replaced every couple of years, and is a few years behind on new tech while pretending they are cutting edge (They haven’t quite got here yet but when *everyone* is making EVs this will happen).

EVs have much higher reliability than ICE cars. Far fewer moving parts, etc. I’ll still probably get a cyber truck, despite Elon’s antics.

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 4:54:45pm

re: #182 Decatur Deb

How it began.
Voyager 1 glitch? NASA working to understand strange data from venerable probe

space.com

PROTECT THE WHALES!!

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JC1  May 18, 2022 • 4:55:40pm

re: #210 austin_blue

Rather famously he had severe OCD and rarely slept.

After a while, it just fries your neurons.

He died almost broke in a cheap NYC Hotel. The room number, like everywhere he lived, was divisible by three.

It was actually a nice room in the Waldorf Astoria. Westinghouse kept paying for it.

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 18, 2022 • 4:59:34pm

re: #213 JC1

EVs have much higher reliability than ICE cars. Far fewer moving parts, etc. I’ll still probably get a cyber truck, despite Elon’s antics.

Let’s just say you get a cracked headlight or taillight in that, or the DIC/Infotainment system breaks or the touch screen gets cracked.

Let me know how it takes to get that fixed, because I’ve heard nothing but horror stories.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 5:02:52pm

re: #213 JC1

EVs have much higher reliability than ICE cars. Far fewer moving parts, etc. I’ll still probably get a cyber truck, despite Elon’s antics.

That was a major selling point for electrics back in the horseless carriage days. An IC car had to be cranked to start, which could be downright dangerous if the engine backfired and twisted the crank back on an inattentive driver. They were also cantankerous, smelly, and prone to breakdowns. In the electric, you just turned a switch and drove away. The electric’s range, typically 25 miles, was as much as many IC cars were likely to manage before they broke down. For a while it looked like either one, IC or electric, could become dominant in the future. Then IC technology began to advance by leaps and bounds, while electric remained stagnant for the best part of a hundred years.

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Eventual Carrion  May 18, 2022 • 5:03:47pm

re: #167 BigPapa

(puts monkey down, walks away slowly)

Youtube Video

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 5:03:48pm
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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 5:07:41pm

re: #213 JC1

If I had infinite money I might consider getting one, but I think ICE cars are far too mechanically and electronically complex as it is. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to find out that your car won’t run at all because the fucking fart temperature sensor in the passenger seat is burned out.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 5:12:38pm

re: #145 BeachDem

I don’t know, his resemblance to Richard Spencer is quite on the nose.

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Not quite “on the nose” but hopefully soon.

Youtube Video

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 5:12:57pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 5:13:29pm

re: #217 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

That was a major selling point for electrics back in the horseless carriage days. An IC car had to be cranked to start, which could be downright dangerous if the engine backfired and twisted the crank back on an inattentive driver. They were also cantankerous, smelly, and prone to breakdowns. In the electric, you just turned a switch and drove away. The electric’s range, typically 25 miles, was as much as many IC cars were likely to manage before they broke down. For a while it looked like either one, IC or electric, could become dominant in the future. Then IC technology began to advance by leaps and bounds, while electric remained stagnant for the best part of a hundred years.

Too bad they didn’t have the batteries we have today. If IC hadn’t taken off, there would be a lot less lead in the bodies of Americans today.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 5:19:36pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Republicans keep gibbering about a migrant “invasion” like it was an Oklahoma Land Rush.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 5:22:03pm

re: #224 The Pie Overlord!

Republicans keep gibbering about a migrant “invasion” like it was an Oklahoma Land Rush.

It’s more like the shape-up on the docks, where a hundred guys show up for 50 chances to unload coffee for a day.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 5:22:04pm

re: #217 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

That was a major selling point for electrics back in the horseless carriage days. An IC car had to be cranked to start, which could be downright dangerous if the engine backfired and twisted the crank back on an inattentive driver. They were also cantankerous, smelly, and prone to breakdowns. In the electric, you just turned a switch and drove away. The electric’s range, typically 25 miles, was as much as many IC cars were likely to manage before they broke down. For a while it looked like either one, IC or electric, could become dominant in the future. Then IC technology began to advance by leaps and bounds, while electric remained stagnant for the best part of a hundred years.

My Grandfather, born in 1890 on a Missouri farm and who became an engineer for Massey Ferguson in the 1920’s and 1930’s, mentioned that issue to me at one point.

After living through two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Robber Barons, he did not have a lot of respect for the ruling corporate elite. And his view was that the migration to internal combustion engine rather than all electric was a fix by big oil.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 5:23:55pm
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DodgerFan1988  May 18, 2022 • 5:24:27pm
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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 5:25:35pm

re: #220 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

If I had infinite money I might consider getting one, but I think ICE cars are far too mechanically and electronically complex as it is. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to find out that your car won’t run at all because the fucking fart temperature sensor in the passenger seat is burned out.

I prefer the level of computer control in a car to be such that “rebooting your car” or the “car having a blue screen of death” are not possible. Anecdotally, it seems that Tesla is crossing this line.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 5:26:18pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 5:26:52pm

Teh Stupids Burns

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wrenchwench  May 18, 2022 • 5:27:14pm

re: #221 The Pie Overlord!

Not quite “on the nose” but hopefully soon.

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Video

LOL

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 5:27:47pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 18, 2022 • 5:28:03pm

🤦‍♂️

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 5:28:24pm

re: #226 ckkatz

My Grandfather, born in 1890 on a Missouri farm and who became an engineer for Massey Ferguson in the 1920’s and 1930’s, mentioned that issue to me at one point.

After living through two world wars, the Great Depression, and the Robber Barons, he did not have a lot of respect for the ruling corporate elite. And his view was that the migration to internal combustion engine rather than all electric was a fix by big oil.

For many years the only people pushing large, high capacity propulsion battery research were the navies of the world who needed them for submerged submarine operation. A 2001 lead acid battery is only incrementally more efficient that a 1901 example.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 5:28:35pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

Yes, Eric Trump is the stupidest of the Trump spawn. He tries to make a point online, and all he produces are clown honking noises.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 5:30:03pm

re: #233 Crush White Nationalism

President Joe Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address infant formula shortage (UPI via MSN)

From yesterday:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 5:30:48pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

Teh Stupids Burns

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 5:32:16pm

re: #235 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

For many years the only people pushing large, high capacity propulsion battery research were the navies of the world who needed them for submerged submarine operation. A 2001 lead acid battery is only incrementally more efficient that a 1901 example.

I must admit that I am highly impressed at how quickly battery technology has improved over the past two decades.

I’m not expert in this area, so cannot say whether some of those advances could have come earlier. But I do wonder.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 5:33:39pm

re: #237 ckkatz

From yesterday:

It’s good to have a competent executive branch. Imagine the grifting clusterfuck if the failed former President was still in office. Do you know how much mothers will pay to keep their babies alive? This is a goldmine!

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 18, 2022 • 5:34:05pm

re: #237 ckkatz

From yesterday:

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This is another one of those “Observe a right wing talking point die in front of your very eyes” situations.

The formula problem has about 3-4 weeks left in it and then they will be on to something else.

Clownstick will still bring it up in 6 months as if it’s current and will literally say
“I just read/heard” or his other favorite “They just said…” who are ‘they’… don’t know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 5:34:45pm

but, of course…

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 5:35:33pm

This may have been mentioned earlier on lgf:

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 18, 2022 • 5:36:29pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

Such a punchable face.

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TedStriker  May 18, 2022 • 5:38:28pm

re: #213 JC1

EVs have much higher reliability than ICE cars. Far fewer moving parts, etc. I’ll still probably get a cyber truck, despite Elon’s antics.

Why get a Cybertruck, which, in part because of Elon’s penchant for fucking with shit, I think will never be actually for sale as it is and may end up being nothing more than a concept/tech demo, when you have electric pickups available that are being produced now or in the fall?

Tesla’s no longer the only practical EV choice, because there are options aplenty, from mild to wild. Just in pickups available now/very soon, there’s Ford’s F-150 Lightning (the “mild”, being the one most like a “typical” mass-market ICE pickup, because it mostly is), GM’s revived Hummer EV pickup and SUV line (the “wild”), and Rivian’s R1T (kind of in-between, but leaning towards “wild”).

Fuck Elon Musk… if he were on fire, I wouldn’t piss on him to put it out.

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Sherlock Hound  May 18, 2022 • 5:40:46pm

re: #223 Crush White Nationalism

Too bad they didn’t have the batteries we have today. If IC hadn’t taken off, there would be a lot less lead in the bodies of Americans today.

I read a book by Edwin Black that implied that there was a conspiracy against electric cars by the oil interests (or interest, singular, since this was in Standard Oil’s time.)

The evidence was that Edison had developed a new kind of battery technology, likely a new chemical formulation. The factory burned mysteriously. To me, the reader, it seemed much like the trolley conspiracy that would happen 30 years later.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 5:41:28pm

re: #244 Colère Tueur de Lapin

How are you guys doing?

I seem to remember that your area and that of Ms Kayden got badly hit in the last batch of thunderstorms that rolled through Maryland on Monday -

‘Teacup size’ hail pelted Maryland on Monday. Here’s how.

An intense thunderstorm tore across Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland on Monday, unleashing bursts of damaging winds and hail. Some of the hail was large — almost as big as we ever see in the Washington region.

washingtonpost.com

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Citizen K  May 18, 2022 • 5:43:15pm

re: #162 First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

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I’m sure it’s fine.

Oh, so we’re not backsliding. We’re just at the gallows and Trumpist judges are pulling the lever. Literally all but declaring the federal government illegal.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 5:45:48pm

For many years, the UK was by far the largest user of electric road vehicles, mostly milk floats.
When I was a very small boy in England in the early 50s, our milkman, and many others, had a horsedrawn cart. They had all switched to electrics within a few years and now the milk float is quickly going the way of the horse cart as home delivery disappears. COVID and the resugence of grocery delivery may have stopped or even reversed this process, though most operators use conventional vans or light trucks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 5:49:34pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 5:49:54pm

This is just wrong.

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Sherlock Hound  May 18, 2022 • 5:50:11pm

re: #248 Citizen K

Oh, so we’re not backsliding. We’re just at the gallows and Trumpist judges are pulling the lever. Literally all but declaring the federal government illegal.

If Republicans think this will only affect “liberal” regulations, they are kidding themselves. Something as fundamental as this is going to fuck up A LOT of shit!

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Cheechako  May 18, 2022 • 5:52:12pm

So, how much shit can Hawthorne stir up between now and next January?

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  May 18, 2022 • 5:53:13pm

re: #241 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

The formula problem has about 3-4 weeks left in it and then they will be on to something else.

The Buffalo massacre is pretty much already out of the commentary except for the usual “it’s the guns” and “it’s mental illness” point-missing.

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Cheechako  May 18, 2022 • 5:53:49pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also, take a look at the sign in the very top left of that photo.

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gocart mozart  May 18, 2022 • 5:58:26pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 18, 2022 • 5:59:28pm
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(((Archangel1)))  May 18, 2022 • 6:01:36pm

Ruh-roh…

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 6:01:55pm
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TedStriker  May 18, 2022 • 6:01:56pm

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

But, the charging port is on the bottom of the car…

*referencing major Linus Tech Tips gripe with the Apple rechargeable mice for years*

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Rightwingconspirator  May 18, 2022 • 6:03:17pm
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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 6:03:53pm

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

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So, the VR will be sold separately, that way, when something goes wrong, you will be forced to by the next VR system that won’t be compatible with the old car, forcing you to buy a new one.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 6:06:28pm

And in economic news today. Probably still too early to be certain. But the trend looks good:

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 6:09:37pm

re: #262 Belafon

So, the VR will be sold separately, that way, when something goes wrong, you will be forced to by the next VR system that won’t be compatible with the old car, forcing you to buy a new one.

I’m still wondering what the backup plan is when the VR goes out and you are in the middle of nowhere. (Or, when I described a current location as that, as one Brit in his clipped accent noted: “Oh no. That’s miles from here.”)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 6:12:35pm
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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 18, 2022 • 6:13:00pm

re: #261 Rightwingconspirator

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They aren’t. Apple designing cars is like Frito Lay designing rockets.

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JC1  May 18, 2022 • 6:13:16pm

re: #245 TedStriker

Why get a Cybertruck, which, in part because of Elon’s penchant for fucking with shit, I think will never be actually for sale as it is and may end up being nothing more than a concept/tech demo, when you have electric pickups available that are being produced now or in the fall?

Tesla’s no longer the only practical EV choice, because there are options aplenty, from mild to wild. Just in pickups available now/very soon, there’s Ford’s F-150 Lightning (the “mild”, being the one most like a “typical” mass-market ICE pickup, because it mostly is), GM’s revived Hummer EV pickup and SUV line (the “wild”), and Rivian’s R1T (kind of in-between, but leaning towards “wild”).

Fuck Elon Musk… if he were on fire, I wouldn’t piss on him to put it out.

I’ll only get it if the body is actually made from stainless steel and if they actually make the windows bulletproof. Just think that it’d be neat to own a Blade Runner/Mad Max tank. Maybe just too many hours playing Cyberpunk 2077 lol.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 18, 2022 • 6:14:01pm
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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 6:14:44pm

re: #266 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

They aren’t. Apple designing cars is like Frito Lay designing rockets.

For example, VR technology to replace windows is just pants-on-head stupid.

Nothing could be worth introducing entirely new and catastrophic failure modes into the design.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 6:14:49pm

re: #261 Rightwingconspirator

One of the most ridiculous product designs ever — no — never — forget it.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 6:15:58pm

re: #264 ckkatz

I’m still wondering what the backup plan is when the VR goes out and you are in the middle of nowhere. (Or, when I described a current location as that, as one Brit in his clipped accent noted: “Oh no. That’s miles from here.”)

Or how about when the VR goes tits up while you’re driving on a freeway at 70+ MPH.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 6:17:39pm

re: #271 EPR-radar

Yup, that could definitely put a big dent in your day that won’t buff out.

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Sherlock Hound  May 18, 2022 • 6:18:42pm

re: #269 EPR-radar

For example, VR technology to replace windows is just pants-on-head stupid.

Nothing could be worth introducing entirely new and catastrophic failure modes into the design.

You just need a can of spray paint. The cameras are going to be in specific places, probably two or three. Even losing one camera will cripple it.

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gocart mozart  May 18, 2022 • 6:18:58pm

This Is The Greatest Freudian Slip of All Time and Will Never be Topped.

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EPR-radar  May 18, 2022 • 6:19:29pm

re: #272 ckkatz

Yup, that could definitely put a big dent in your day that won’t buff out.

To be fair, this looks like part of the self-driving car dream, and it is true that a 100% self driving car would have no need of windows.

But that’s a long way off, IMO.

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 6:19:57pm

re: #264 ckkatz

I’m still wondering what the backup plan is when the VR goes out and you are in the middle of nowhere. (Or, when I described a current location as that, as one Brit in his clipped accent noted: “Oh no. That’s miles from here.”)

I’m imagining the VR system going out on 635 here in Dallas during rush hour. At least you won’t see what killed you.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 6:20:22pm

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

Popular with The Undead.

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 6:20:40pm
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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 6:24:21pm

re: #211 retired cynic

Hey… my iPhone 8 has been working for years, with no problems at all, knock wood. Same with the ones before that. Never had one give me any trouble. I have upgraded from time to time to get better photos.

I’m still using my iPhone 6 but it no longer can handle LGF over about 50 comments.

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Belafon  May 18, 2022 • 6:26:24pm

re: #275 EPR-radar

To be fair, this looks like part of the self-driving car dream, and it is true that a 100% self driving car would have no need of windows.

But that’s a long way off, IMO.

You wouldn’t need VR either.

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 6:26:27pm
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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 6:27:49pm

re: #280 Belafon

You wouldn’t need VR either.

Just a good ColdSleep/Recovery system.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 18, 2022 • 6:28:24pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Musk is right. Yale University is the epicenter of the virus attempting to destroy civilization: that is where in 1982, right wing legal fanatics assembled to establish the Federalist Society. And our country has been on a downhill trajectory since then.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 18, 2022 • 6:28:49pm

The original quote from the asshole

“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them,” he wrote. “Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold,” he added with a popcorn emoji.

He rages against the people right-wing assholes hate.

Musk’s Wednesday announcement followed a series of outraged tweets he had made earlier in the day, lashing out against “phony social justice warriors” and the “leftist agenda.”

Here he backpedals

The news made formal what Musk had implied during a conference on Monday, when he declared himself a moderate who had historically “voted overwhelmingly for Democrats” but said he would vote for at least some Republicans in the upcoming election.

This is what Musk lost his mind and alienated customers over. The man has no self-control.

The cause of his ire: Tesla was removed from a stock market index that includes companies dedicated to “ESG,” an acronym for the environment, social issues like diversity and inclusion, and corporate governance.

Fuck this guy.

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Florida Panhandler  May 18, 2022 • 6:30:22pm

re: #253 Cheechako

So, how much shit can Hawthorne stir up between now and next January?

Hawthhorne and the rest of the current hard right clownshoes represent the comedy portion of our right wing tantrum.

The next wave will be the more serious, more disciplined fascists. They mean to take the country over and they mean business. Our media and corporate culture is already adjusting to their rule. Americans must prepare for civil action like general strikes and civil disobedience.

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Charles Johnson  May 18, 2022 • 6:32:06pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 6:32:38pm

re: #233 Crush White Nationalism

President Joe Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address infant formula shortage (UPI via MSN)

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Kremlin) called for invoking the DPA last week. He wanted to use it to re-open the contaminated Abbott plant in defiance of the FDA’s protocols rather than ramp up imports.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 6:34:00pm

Interesting point.

The stimulus for the pandemic stricken economy may have a recession as it wears off. That might have some major political consequences.

Here is the moment Bill Clinton successfully utilized that to win the 1992 presidential election:

Youtube Video

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Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion  May 18, 2022 • 6:35:08pm

re: #287 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Kremlin) called for invoking the DPA last week. He wanted to use it to re-open the contaminated Abbott plant in defiance of the FDA’s protocols rather than ramp up imports.

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I’m curious as to how emergency production would help cleaning up a bacteriological nightmare?

Producing more bleach or some stupid shit like that?

Oh yeah right, Josh Hawley is a stupid fucktard and MAGAts don’t know how anything works. Right… sorry… carry on.

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 6:35:27pm

re: #287 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Defense Production Act.

MRE Formula.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 6:36:26pm

re: #290 Decatur Deb

Defense Production Act.

MRE Formula.

But wasn’t that already rejected by the Ethiopians?

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Decatur Deb  May 18, 2022 • 6:40:50pm

re: #291 ckkatz

But wasn’t that already rejected by the Ethiopians?

How are they going to open the foil packets?—they got no teeth.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 6:46:40pm

re: #292 Decatur Deb

How are they going to open the foil packets?—they got no teeth.

Are you saying that they were foiled?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 18, 2022 • 6:58:13pm

re: #289 Jack Burton in Mactified Forshion

I’m curious as to how emergency production would help cleaning up a bacteriological nightmare?

Producing more bleach or some stupid shit like that?

Oh yeah right, Josh Hawley is a stupid fucktard and MAGAts don’t know how anything works. Right… sorry… carry on.

Far as I can tell, Hawley honest-to-God wanted to re-open the plant and send out contaminated formula. After all, only a handful of babies had died. That’s nothing for a party that sacrificed tens of thousands for their right to keep eating at Applebee’s.

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Captain Ron  May 18, 2022 • 7:11:40pm

re: #249 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

For many years, the UK was by far the largest user of electric road vehicles, mostly milk floats.
When I was a very small boy in England in the early 50s, our milkman, and many others, had a horsedrawn cart. They had all switched to electrics within a few years and now the milk float is quickly going the way of the horse cart as home delivery disappears. COVID and the resugence of grocery delivery may have stopped or even reversed this process, though most operators use conventional vans or light trucks.

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William Lewis  May 18, 2022 • 7:22:03pm

re: #291 ckkatz

But wasn’t that already rejected by the Ethiopians?

The humanitarian rations are really quite good if plain and vegetarian. They were designed because regular MREs are not going to be good for starving people and can be kosher easier.

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 7:31:50pm

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William Lewis  May 18, 2022 • 7:39:32pm

re: #297 ckkatz

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 7:53:44pm

re: #298 William Lewis

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William Lewis  May 18, 2022 • 7:59:40pm

re: #299 ckkatz

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ckkatz  May 18, 2022 • 8:13:04pm

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austin_blue  May 18, 2022 • 8:44:10pm

re: #235 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

For many years the only people pushing large, high capacity propulsion battery research were the navies of the world who needed them for submerged submarine operation. A 2001 lead acid battery is only incrementally more efficient that a 1901 example.

True. And when a submarine hull was breached, the saltwater hitting the battery battery (heh) just went bzzzt and everybody died.

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John Hughes  May 19, 2022 • 3:11:55pm

re: #11 Dangerman

Plus we are 5x the size and elections are administered by the states so 50+ systems

Five times the size is just bullshit.

Five times the size means five times the resources to count.

The 50+ systems is the beginning of the understanding.

US elections are absurdly hard to count.

That’s a fact.

You can decide why that is. I have my opinion, but it is not my problem.


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